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Consumer prices up 4.7 percent since February 2020

July 15, 2021

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 5.4 percent, not seasonally adjusted, from June 2020 to June 2021, the largest 12-month advance since the year ended August 2008. Consumer prices increased 4.7 percent from February 2020 to June 2021. February 2020 was the last month before the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Percentage change in Consumer Price Index from February 2020, selected categories
Month All items Food Food at home Food away from home Energy Energy commodities Energy services All items less food and energy New vehicles Used cars and trucks Car and truck rental Shelter Medical care services Transportation services

Feb 2020

0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Mar 2020

-0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2 -5.1 -9.4 -0.2 0.0 -0.4 0.5 -5.0 0.1 0.5 -1.1

Apr 2020

-1.0 1.7 2.9 0.3 -14.1 -26.2 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3 0.0 -20.5 0.1 0.9 -5.3

May 2020

-1.1 2.4 3.8 0.7 -16.1 -29.8 -0.2 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 -22.6 0.3 1.5 -8.7

Jun 2020

-0.6 2.9 4.4 1.2 -12.3 -22.9 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 -1.3 -9.0 0.4 2.0 -6.5

Jul 2020

-0.1 2.6 3.4 1.7 -10.5 -19.4 -0.2 0.3 0.7 1.4 -6.1 0.6 2.4 -3.9

Aug 2020

0.3 2.8 3.4 2.0 -9.6 -17.7 -0.3 0.7 0.7 7.2 -2.3 0.7 2.6 -4.6

Sep 2020

0.5 2.9 3.1 2.5 -8.4 -16.5 0.9 0.9 1.0 12.9 1.3 0.8 2.6 -4.9

Oct 2020

0.6 3.1 3.3 2.8 -7.9 -15.9 1.5 0.9 1.3 13.9 7.2 0.9 2.3 -4.7

Nov 2020

0.8 3.0 3.1 2.9 -7.2 -15.5 2.4 1.1 1.3 12.3 9.9 1.1 2.2 -3.4

Dec 2020

1.1 3.4 3.4 3.3 -4.8 -11.2 2.6 1.1 1.7 11.3 5.0 1.2 2.1 -4.0

Jan 2021

1.3 3.5 3.3 3.7 -1.5 -4.7 2.3 1.2 1.2 10.3 3.9 1.3 2.5 -4.3

Feb 2021

1.7 3.6 3.6 3.7 2.3 1.5 3.2 1.3 1.2 9.3 11.5 1.5 3.0 -4.4

Mar 2021

2.3 3.7 3.7 3.8 7.4 10.6 3.8 1.6 1.1 9.9 24.6 1.8 3.2 -2.7

Apr 2021

3.1 4.1 4.1 4.2 7.3 9.1 5.4 2.6 1.6 20.9 44.8 2.2 3.1 0.1

May 2021

3.8 4.6 4.5 4.7 7.3 8.4 6.0 3.3 3.3 29.7 62.3 2.5 3.0 1.6

Jun 2021

4.7 5.4 5.4 5.5 8.9 11.2 6.2 4.2 5.3 43.3 70.8 3.0 3.0 3.1

Since February 2020, prices for food advanced 5.4 percent, while prices for energy increased 8.9 percent. Prices for all items less food and energy rose 4.2 percent from February 2020 to June 2021.

Within all items less food and energy, new vehicles prices advanced 5.3 percent since February 2020, while used cars and trucks prices increased 43.3 percent. Consumer prices for car and truck rental rose 70.8 percent from February 2020 to June 2021.

These data are from the Consumer Price Index program and are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Consumer Price Index — June 2021." Also see more charts on consumer prices.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer prices up 4.7 percent since February 2020 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/consumer-prices-up-4-7-percent-since-february-2020.htm (visited July 27, 2021).

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