Consumer prices up 2.1 percent over the year ended June 2014
July 23, 2014
From June 2013 to June 2014, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 2.1 percent. The increase was the same as the increase reported for the May 2013–May 2014 period.
|Expenditure category||Jun 2013||Jul 2013||Aug 2013||Sep 2013||Oct 2013||Nov 2013||Dec 2013||Jan 2014||Feb 2014||Mar 2014||Apr 2014||May 2014||Jun 2014|
Food at home
Food away from home
Gasoline (all types)
Utility (piped) gas service(1)
All items less food and energy
Commodities less food and energy commodities
Used cars and trucks
Medical care commodities
Services less energy services
Medical care services
From June 2013 to June 2014, the index for food at home increased 2.4 percent, with the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs up 7.5 percent, but the indexes for nonalcoholic beverages and for cereals and bakery products both declining. The index for food away from home rose 2.2 percent over the past 12 months.
The energy index increased 3.2 percent over the past 12 months, with its major components increasing from a low of 2.0 percent (gasoline) to a high of 5.1 percent (natural gas).
For the year ending in June 2014, the index for all items less food and energy rose 1.9 percent—slightly lower than the 2.0-percent increase in May, but higher than the 1.7-percent average annualized increase over the past 5 years. The shelter index increased 2.8 percent, while the medical care index increased 2.6 percent. The index for new vehicles was unchanged.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer prices up 2.1 percent over the year ended June 2014 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140723.htm (visited August 30, 2016).
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