Consumer Price Index down over the year ended January 2015

March 02, 2015

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers declined 0.1 percent from January 2014 to January 2015. That was the first over-the-year decline since the 12-month period ending October 2009.

12-month percent change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers and selected components, not seasonally adjusted, January 2014–January 2015
         Year          All items Energy Gasoline Fuel oil Electricity Food Food at home Food away from home All items less food and energy Shelter

Jan 2014

1.6 2.1 0.1 2.0 4.4 1.1 0.5 2.0 1.6 2.6

Feb 2014

1.1 -2.5 -8.1 2.9 3.8 1.4 0.9 2.2 1.6 2.6

Mar 2014

1.5 0.4 -4.7 2.1 5.3 1.7 1.4 2.3 1.7 2.7

Apr 2014

2.0 3.3 2.4 3.7 2.1 1.9 1.7 2.2 1.8 2.8

May 2014

2.1 3.3 2.3 5.3 3.6 2.5 2.7 2.2 2.0 2.9

Jun 2014

2.1 3.2 2.0 4.0 4.2 2.3 2.4 2.2 1.9 2.8

Jul 2014

2.0 2.6 0.8 2.2 4.0 2.5 2.7 2.4 1.9 2.9

Aug 2014

1.7 0.4 -2.8 -0.2 4.1 2.7 2.9 2.5 1.7 2.9

Sep 2014

1.7 -0.6 -3.6 -3.2 2.8 3.0 3.2 2.7 1.7 3.0

Oct 2014

1.7 -1.6 -5.0 -6.5 3.1 3.1 3.3 2.8 1.8 3.0

Nov 2014

1.3 -4.8 -10.5 -10.1 2.8 3.2 3.4 2.9 1.7 3.0

Dec 2014

0.8 -10.6 -21.0 -19.1 3.1 3.4 3.7 3.0 1.6 2.9

Jan 2015

-0.1 -19.6 -35.4 -29.7 2.5 3.2 3.3 3.1 1.6 2.9

The energy index fell 19.6 percent from January 2014 to January 2015, with the gasoline index down 35.4 percent and the fuel oil index down 29.7 percent. Electricity was the only major energy item to rise over the last 12 months, increasing 2.5 percent.

The food index rose 3.2 percent from January 2014 to January 2015. Prices for food at home increased 3.3 percent, with all six major grocery store food group indexes rising. Prices for food away from home rose 3.1 percent.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 1.6 percent over the past 12 months, the same as for the period ended December 2014. The index for shelter rose 2.9 percent.

These data are from the Consumer Price Index program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see “Consumer Price Index — January 2015” (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer Price Index down over the year ended January 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/consumer-price-index-down-over-the-year-ended-january-2015.htm (visited December 18, 2018).

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