Consumer Price Index, February 2012 to February 2013

March 18, 2013

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 2.0 percent from February 2012 to February 2013.

12-month percent change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, not seasonally adjusted, February 2012–February 2013
Expenditure categoryPercent change

All items

2.0

Medical care

3.1

Transportation services

3.1

Apparel

2.4

Shelter

2.3

Energy

2.3

Food

1.6

New vehicles

1.1

Used cars and trucks

-0.2

The index for all items less food and energy also rose 2.0 percent over the last 12 months; the food index rose 1.6 percent, and the energy index rose 2.3 percent.

The index for medical care increased 3.1 percent from February 2012 to February 2013, as did the index for transportation services. The apparel index rose 2.4 percent over the year, and the index for shelter rose 2.3 percent.

The Consumer Price Index for new vehicles rose 1.1 percent from February 2012 to February 2013, while the index for used cars and trucks edged down (-0.2 percent) over the year.

These data are from the BLS Consumer Price Index program. To learn more, see "Consumer Price Index — February 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑13‑0425.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Consumer Price Index, February 2012 to February 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130318.htm (visited September 17, 2014).

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