Consumer Prices, September 2011 to September 2012

October 17, 2012

The 12-month change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was 2.0 percent in September, not seasonally adjusted, which represents an increase from the August figure of 1.7 percent and the largest 12-month increase since April.

12-month percent change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, not seasonally adjusted, September 2011€“September 2012
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The index for all items less food and energy also rose 2.0 percent for the 12 months ending in September. Over that span, the food index increased 1.6 percent and the energy index increased 2.3 percent.

The index for medical care increased 4.1 percent over the past 12 months, while the apparel index rose 2.7 percent and the shelter index rose 2.2 percent.

The Consumer Price Index for airline fares (a component of transportation services) declined 2.6 percent over the September 2011–September 2012 period. The index for new vehicles rose 1.0 percent, while the index for used cars and trucks fell 1.6 percent over the year.

These data are from the BLS Consumer Price Index program. To learn more, see "Consumer Price Index — September 2012" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-12-2070.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Consumer Prices, September 2011 to September 2012 on the Internet at (visited September 19, 2014).


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