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Consumer Price Index, June 2013

July 17, 2013

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.5 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis. The gasoline index rose sharply in June and accounted for about two-thirds of the seasonally adjusted all-items change.

Percent change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, seasonally adjusted, May 2013–June 2013
Percent change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, seasonally adjusted, May 2013–June 2013
Expenditure categoryPercent change

All items

0.5

  Energy

3.4

  Apparel

0.9

  Medical care

0.5

  New vehicles

0.3

  Shelter

0.2

  Food

0.2

  Transportation services

-0.1

  Used cars & trucks

-0.4

The food index increased 0.2 percent in June after declining 0.1 percent in May. The food at home index, which fell 0.3 percent in May, increased 0.2 percent in June.

The energy index rose 3.4 percent in June after increasing 0.4 percent in May. The gasoline index, which was unchanged in May, rose 6.3 percent in June and accounted for almost all of the energy increase. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices rose 0.6 percent in June.) The electricity index also increased in June, rising 0.2 percent. However, the fuel oil index fell 0.5 percent, its fourth consecutive decline, and the index for natural gas decreased 0.4 percent, ending a streak of four consecutive increases.

The index for medical care, which declined in May, increased 0.4 percent in June, its largest increase since last July. The index for medical care commodities, which declined 0.5 percent in May, rose 0.5 percent in June as the prescription drug index turned up.

The apparel index increased 0.9 percent in June, its largest increase since August 2011. The index for new vehicles, unchanged in May, rose 0.3 percent in June.

These data are from the BLS Consumer Price Index program. To learn more, see "Consumer Price Index — June 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑13‑1342.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer Price Index, June 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130717.htm (visited October 26, 2014).

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