Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

CPI in March

April 18, 2007

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) advanced 0.6 percent in March 2007, following a 0.4-percent increase in February.

Percent change from 12 months ago, Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, not seasonally adjusted, March 1998-March 2007
[Chart data—TXT]

Overall energy costs increased 5.9 percent in March, with the index for petroleum-based energy up 10.1 percent and the index for natural gas and electricity up 1.3 percent.

The food index rose 0.3 percent in March, following larger increases earlier this year. Grocery store foods also rose less in March, largely reflecting a downturn in the index for fruits and vegetables.

The index for all items less food and energy advanced 0.1 percent in March, following a 0.2-percent rise in February; the index for shelter rose 0.1 percent after advancing 0.3 percent in February, resulting from a 2.3-percent decline in the index for lodging away from home.

For the first three months of 2007, consumer prices increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 4.7 percent. This compares with an increase of 2.5 percent for all of 2006. The index for energy, which rose 2.9 percent in all of 2006, advanced at a 22.9 percent SAAR in the first quarter of 2007 and accounted for about 41 percent of the first quarter advance in the overall CPI-U.

These data are from the BLS Consumer Price Index program. To learn more, see "Consumer Price Index: March 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-0558.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, CPI in March at (visited June 13, 2024).

Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics