February 21, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Consumer prices increase 2.9 percent in 12 months

Percent change for 12 months ended January 2012, Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, selected components, not seasonally adjusted
Index Percent change

All items

2.9

Food

4.4

Dairy and related products

9.0

Energy

6.1

Gasoline

9.7

New vehicles

3.2

Used cars and trucks

3.2

Apparel

4.7

Shelter

2.0

Medical care

3.6

These data are featured in the TED article, Consumer prices increase 2.9 percent in 12 months.

 

 

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