A data chart image of Household spending up 4.8 percent in 2017

Household spending up 4.8 percent in 2017

September 21, 2018

Average expenditures per consumer unit for 2017 were $60,060, a 4.8-percent increase from 2016 levels. During the same period, the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) rose 2.1 percent, and average pretax incomes decreased by 1.5 percent.

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September 20, 2018

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Import prices up 3.7 percent in year ending August 2018

Prices for U.S. imports advanced 3.7 percent from August 2017 to August 2018 and have not recorded a 12-month decline since October 2016.

September 19, 2018

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Real average hourly earnings up 0.2 percent from August 2017 to August 2018

Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 0.2 percent from August 2017 to August 2018. The change in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek, resulted in a 0.5-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.

September 18, 2018

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Consumer prices up 2.7 percent over year ended August 2018

Over the 12 months from August 2017 to August 2018, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 2.7 percent, not seasonally adjusted. The August increase was smaller than the 2.9 percent increase for the 12 months ending July.

September 17, 2018

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Producer Price Index for final demand increased 2.8 percent in year ending August 2018

The Producer Price Index for final demand rose 2.8 percent from August 2017 to August 2018. For the year ending in August 2017, final demand prices rose 2.4 percent.

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