Consumer Price Index unchanged from February 2014 to February 2015

March 26, 2015

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers was unchanged over the 12 months ending in February 2015. Food prices rose 3.0 percent over the past year, while energy prices fell 18.8 percent. The index for all items less food and energy increased 1.7 percent.

12-month percent change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers and selected components, not seasonally adjusted, February 2005–February 2015
Month All items All items less food and energy Food Energy

Feb 2005

3.0 2.4 2.6 10.4

Mar 2005

3.1 2.3 2.5 12.4

Apr 2005

3.5 2.2 3.1 17.1

May 2005

2.8 2.2 2.4 9.9

Jun 2005

2.5 2.0 2.2 7.3

Jul 2005

3.2 2.1 2.1 14.2

Aug 2005

3.6 2.1 2.2 20.2

Sep 2005

4.7 2.0 2.5 34.8

Oct 2005

4.3 2.1 2.2 29.5

Nov 2005

3.5 2.1 2.2 18.3

Dec 2005

3.4 2.2 2.3 17.1

Jan 2006

4.0 2.1 2.6 24.8

Feb 2006

3.6 2.1 2.8 20.1

Mar 2006

3.4 2.1 2.6 17.3

Apr 2006

3.5 2.3 1.8 17.8

May 2006

4.2 2.4 1.9 23.6

Jun 2006

4.3 2.6 2.2 23.3

Jul 2006

4.1 2.7 2.2 20.5

Aug 2006

3.8 2.8 2.4 15.1

Sep 2006

2.1 2.9 2.5 -4.3

Oct 2006

1.3 2.7 2.6 -11.3

Nov 2006

2.0 2.6 2.3 -3.8

Dec 2006

2.5 2.6 2.1 2.9

Jan 2007

2.1 2.7 2.4 -3.1

Feb 2007

2.4 2.7 3.1 -1.0

Mar 2007

2.8 2.5 3.3 4.4

Apr 2007

2.6 2.3 3.7 2.9

May 2007

2.7 2.2 3.9 4.7

Jun 2007

2.7 2.2 4.1 4.6

Jul 2007

2.4 2.2 4.2 1.0

Aug 2007

2.0 2.1 4.3 -2.5

Sep 2007

2.8 2.1 4.5 5.3

Oct 2007

3.5 2.2 4.4 14.5

Nov 2007

4.3 2.3 4.8 21.4

Dec 2007

4.1 2.4 4.9 17.4

Jan 2008

4.3 2.5 4.9 19.6

Feb 2008

4.0 2.3 4.6 18.9

Mar 2008

4.0 2.4 4.5 17.0

Apr 2008

3.9 2.3 5.1 15.9

May 2008

4.2 2.3 5.1 17.4

Jun 2008

5.0 2.4 5.3 24.7

Jul 2008

5.6 2.5 6.0 29.3

Aug 2008

5.4 2.5 6.1 27.2

Sep 2008

4.9 2.5 6.2 23.1

Oct 2008

3.7 2.2 6.3 11.5

Nov 2008

1.1 2.0 6.0 -13.3

Dec 2008

0.1 1.8 5.9 -21.3

Jan 2009

0.0 1.7 5.3 -20.4

Feb 2009

0.2 1.8 4.8 -18.5

Mar 2009

-0.4 1.8 4.4 -23.0

Apr 2009

-0.7 1.9 3.3 -25.2

May 2009

-1.3 1.8 2.7 -27.3

Jun 2009

-1.4 1.7 2.1 -25.5

Jul 2009

-2.1 1.5 0.9 -28.1

Aug 2009

-1.5 1.4 0.4 -23.0

Sep 2009

-1.3 1.5 -0.2 -21.6

Oct 2009

-0.2 1.7 -0.6 -14.0

Nov 2009

1.8 1.7 -0.7 7.4

Dec 2009

2.7 1.8 -0.5 18.2

Jan 2010

2.6 1.6 -0.4 19.1

Feb 2010

2.1 1.3 -0.2 14.4

Mar 2010

2.3 1.1 0.2 18.3

Apr 2010

2.2 0.9 0.5 18.5

May 2010

2.0 0.9 0.7 14.7

Jun 2010

1.1 0.9 0.7 3.0

Jul 2010

1.2 0.9 0.9 5.2

Aug 2010

1.1 0.9 1.0 3.8

Sep 2010

1.1 0.8 1.4 3.8

Oct 2010

1.2 0.6 1.4 5.9

Nov 2010

1.1 0.8 1.5 3.9

Dec 2010

1.5 0.8 1.5 7.7

Jan 2011

1.6 1.0 1.8 7.3

Feb 2011

2.1 1.1 2.3 11.0

Mar 2011

2.7 1.2 2.9 15.5

Apr 2011

3.2 1.3 3.2 19.0

May 2011

3.6 1.5 3.5 21.5

Jun 2011

3.6 1.6 3.7 20.1

Jul 2011

3.6 1.8 4.2 19.0

Aug 2011

3.8 2.0 4.6 18.4

Sep 2011

3.9 2.0 4.7 19.3

Oct 2011

3.5 2.1 4.7 14.2

Nov 2011

3.4 2.2 4.6 12.4

Dec 2011

3.0 2.2 4.7 6.6

Jan 2012

2.9 2.3 4.4 6.1

Feb 2012

2.9 2.2 3.9 7.0

Mar 2012

2.7 2.3 3.3 4.6

Apr 2012

2.3 2.3 3.1 0.9

May 2012

1.7 2.3 2.8 -3.9

Jun 2012

1.7 2.2 2.7 -3.9

Jul 2012

1.4 2.1 2.3 -5.0

Aug 2012

1.7 1.9 2.0 -0.6

Sep 2012

2.0 2.0 1.6 2.3

Oct 2012

2.2 2.0 1.7 4.0

Nov 2012

1.8 1.9 1.8 0.3

Dec 2012

1.7 1.9 1.8 0.5

Jan 2013

1.6 1.9 1.6 -1.0

Feb 2013

2.0 2.0 1.6 2.3

Mar 2013

1.5 1.9 1.5 -1.6

Apr 2013

1.1 1.7 1.5 -4.3

May 2013

1.4 1.7 1.4 -1.0

Jun 2013

1.8 1.6 1.4 3.2

Jul 2013

2.0 1.7 1.4 4.7

Aug 2013

1.5 1.8 1.4 -0.1

Sep 2013

1.2 1.7 1.4 -3.1

Oct 2013

1.0 1.7 1.3 -4.8

Nov 2013

1.2 1.7 1.2 -2.4

Dec 2013

1.5 1.7 1.1 0.5

Jan 2014

1.6 1.6 1.1 -0.4

Feb 2014

1.1 1.6 1.4 -0.9

Mar 2014

1.5 1.7 1.7 0.4

Apr 2014

2.0 1.8 1.9 3.3

May 2014

2.1 2.0 2.5 3.3

Jun 2014

2.1 1.9 2.3 3.2

Jul 2014

2.0 1.9 2.5 2.6

Aug 2014

1.7 1.7 2.7 0.4

Sep 2014

1.7 1.7 3.0 -0.6

Oct 2014

1.7 1.8 3.1 -1.6

Nov 2014

1.3 1.7 3.2 -4.8

Dec 2014

0.8 1.6 3.4 -10.6

Jan 2015

-0.1 1.6 3.2 -19.6

Feb 2015

0.0 1.7 3.0 -18.8

Although energy prices rose slightly in February, they have declined sharply over the past year. Gasoline prices fell 32.8 percent from February 2014 to February 2015, and fuel oil prices fell 31.2 percent. Natural gas prices declined 6.5 percent over the past year, while electricity prices increased 3.2 percent.

From February 2014 to February 2015, the index for all items less food and energy increased 1.7 percent. The 12-month changes in that index have ranged from 1.6 percent to 2.3 percent since June 2011. The indexes for shelter, medical care, and new vehicles rose over the past 12 months, while the indexes for airline fares, used cars and trucks, and apparel fell. 

These data are from the Consumer Price Index program. To learn more, see “Consumer Price Index — February 2015” (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer Price Index unchanged from February 2014 to February 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/cpi-unchanged-february-2014-to-february-2015.htm (visited July 25, 2017).

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