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March 2002

Consumer inflation lower in 2001: energy and apparel prices declined

Todd L. Wilson

The largest annual decrease in gasoline prices since 1986 occurred in 2001; apparel prices declined for the fourth consecutive year, while food inflation remained the same.

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