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22-1862-ATL
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

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Consumer Price Index, Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell — August 2022

Area prices up 11.7 percent over the past 12 months

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell increased 1.3 percent from June to August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Regional Commissioner Janet S. Rankin noted that the index for all items less food and energy advanced 2.3 percent over the bi-monthly period. The food index also increased from June to August, up 2.8 percent. In contrast, the energy index declined 10.1 percent over the bi-monthly period. (Data in this report are not seasonally adjusted. Accordingly, bi-monthly changes may reflect the impact of seasonal influences.)

The all items CPI-U advanced 11.7 percent for the 12 months ending in August. The index for all items less food and energy rose 11.0 over the past year. The food index (+12.6 percent) and the energy index (+16.8 percent) also increased over the past 12 months. (See chart 1 and table 1.)


Food

The food index rose 2.8 percent from June to August, led by a 3.0 percent increase in the food at home index. The food away from home index also increased over the bi-monthly period, up 2.5 percent.

The food index advanced 12.6 percent for the 12 months ending in August. The food at home and the food away from home indexes each increased over the past year, up 14.6 percent and 9.8 percent, respectively.

Energy

The energy index fell 10.1 percent from June to August, reflecting a 19.2-percent decrease in the gasoline index.

The energy index advanced 16.8 percent for the 12 months ending in August. The gasoline index contributed to the increase, up 19.6 percent over the past year.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.3 percent from June to August, reflecting increases across several indexes, most notable, shelter (+3.0 percent).

The index for all items less food and energy advanced 11.0 percent for the 12 months ending in August. Several indexes contributed to the increase, including shelter (+13.1 percent) and new and used motor vehicles (+15.3 percent).

Table A. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, CPI-U 2-month and 12-month percent changes, all items index, not seasonally adjusted
Month 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
2-month 12-month 2-month 12-month 2-month 12-month 2-month 12-month 2-month 12-month

February

1.2 3.3 1.2 1.3 0.8 2.9 1.6 2.4 2.3 10.6

April

0.2 2.8 1.4 2.5 -1.8 -0.3 1.6 6.0 1.9 10.8

June

1.2 2.8 -0.1 1.1 1.1 0.9 1.8 6.7 2.4 11.5

August

0.3 2.2 1.3 2.2 1.2 0.7 1.1 6.6 1.3 11.7

October

-1.0 1.6 -0.2 3.0 0.3 1.2 1.5 7.9

December

-0.6 1.4 -0.3 3.3 0.1 1.6 1.9 9.8

The Consumer Price Index for September 2022 is scheduled to be released on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. (ET).


Technical Note

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time in a fixed market basket of goods and services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups: (1) a CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) which covers approximately 93 percent of the total population and (2) a CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which covers 29 percent of the total population. The CPI-U includes, in addition to wage earners and clerical workers, groups such as professional, managerial, and technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.

The CPI is based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels, transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services, drugs, and the other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. Each month, prices are collected in 75 urban areas across the country from about 6,000 housing units and approximately 22,000 retail establishments—department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling stations, and other types of stores and service establishments. All taxes directly associated with the purchase and use of items are included in the index.

The index measures price changes from a designated reference date; for most of the CPI-U the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100. An increase of 7 percent from the reference base, for example, is shown as 107.000.  Alternatively, that relationship can also be expressed as the price of a base period market basket of goods and services rising from $100 to $107. For further details see the CPI home page on the Internet at www.bls.gov/cpi and the CPI section of the BLS Handbook of Methods available on the internet at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/cpi/.

In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each location are averaged together with weights that represent their importance in the spending of the appropriate population group. Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average. Because the sample size of a local area is smaller, the local area index is subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error than the national index. In addition, local indexes are not adjusted for seasonal influences. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are quite similar. NOTE: Area indexes do not measure differences in the level of prices between cities; they only measure the average change in prices for each area since the base period.

The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, Core Based Statistical Area covered in this release is comprised of Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton Counties in Georgia.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Telecommunications Relay Service: 7-1-1.

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Indexes and percent changes for selected periods
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group

Indexes Percent change from-
Jun.
2022
Jul.
2022
Aug.
2022
Aug.
2021
Jun.
2022
Jul.
2022

Expenditure category

All Items

291.764 - 295.469 11.7 1.3 -

All items (1967=100)

879.870 - 891.044 - - -

Food and beverages

296.293 - 303.945 11.9 2.6 -

Food

311.769 - 320.459 12.6 2.8 -

Food at home

291.569 296.973 300.410 14.6 3.0 1.2

Cereals and bakery products

245.886 - 252.432 8.7 2.7 -

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

340.321 - 341.633 11.6 0.4 -

Dairy and related products

272.138 - 270.809 16.8 -0.5 -

Fruits and vegetables

329.241 - 344.688 11.1 4.7 -

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials(1)

313.100 - 324.110 19.4 3.5 -

Other food at home

246.888 - 259.897 19.7 5.3 -

Food away from home

343.877 - 352.322 9.8 2.5 -

Alcoholic beverages

161.203 - 160.664 3.2 -0.3 -

Housing

299.226 - 307.338 12.8 2.7 -

Shelter

334.585 339.401 344.679 13.1 3.0 1.6

Rent of primary residence

350.376 353.929 361.908 13.5 3.3 2.3

Owners' equiv. rent of residences(2)

327.845 332.303 338.028 14.1 3.1 1.7

Owners' equiv. rent of primary residence(2)

327.845 332.303 338.028 14.1 3.1 1.7

Fuels and utilities

- - - - - -

Household energy

- - - - - -

Energy Services

- - - - - -

Electricity

- - - - - -

Utility (piped) gas service

- - - - - -

Household furnishings and operations

144.240 - 146.471 11.1 1.5 -

Apparel

148.389 - 159.110 6.6 7.2 -

Transportation

296.288 - 281.361 17.3 -5.0 -

Private transportation

299.144 - 284.041 15.6 -5.0 -

New and used motor vehicles(3)

144.988 - 145.311 15.3 0.2 -

New vehicles(1)

295.850 - 298.730 - 1.0 -

Used cars and trucks(1)

320.853 - 319.145 7.2 -0.5 -

Motor fuel

390.392 364.970 315.800 20.1 -19.1 -13.5

Gasoline (all types)

386.937 361.511 312.469 19.6 -19.2 -13.6

Unleaded regular(4)

381.261 355.482 306.429 19.8 -19.6 -13.8

Unleaded midgrade(4)(5)

475.293 449.618 392.915 19.0 -17.3 -12.6

Unleaded premium(4)

398.771 378.523 334.382 18.5 -16.1 -11.7

Medical Care

- - - - - -

Recreation(3)

96.541 - 97.642 7.7 1.1 -

Education and communication(3)

140.548 - 139.042 -3.8 -1.1 -

Tuition, other school fees, and child care(1)

1,555.195 - 1,479.218 -6.8 -4.9 -

Other goods and services

453.289 - 463.011 11.4 2.1 -

Commodity and service group

All Items

291.764 - 295.469 11.7 1.3 -

Commodities

221.204 - 221.755 12.9 0.2 -

Commodities less food & beverages

185.744 - 183.324 13.1 -1.3 -

Nondurables less food & beverages

236.977 - 229.175 14.5 -3.3 -

Durables

136.243 - 137.783 11.5 1.1 -

Services

357.365 - 364.298 11.0 1.9 -

Special aggregate indexes

All items less medical care

279.894 - 282.662 12.1 1.0 -

All items less shelter

278.543 - 279.695 11.0 0.4 -

Commodities less food

184.282 - 181.955 12.8 -1.3 -

Nondurables

261.812 - 261.609 13.2 -0.1 -

Nondurables less food

229.108 - 222.062 13.6 -3.1 -

Services less rent of shelter(2)

397.960 - 400.525 8.5 0.6 -

Services less medical care services

339.433 - 346.338 11.8 2.0 -

Energy

315.895 307.759 283.996 16.8 -10.1 -7.7

All items less energy

289.792 - 296.629 11.3 2.4 -

All items less food and energy

286.670 - 293.196 11.0 2.3 -

Footnotes
(1) Index is on a December 1977=100 base.
(2) Index is on a December 1982=100 base.
(3) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(4) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(5) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.

- Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date. Data not seasonally adjusted.

 

Last Modified Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022