November 21, 2013
From October 2012 to October 2013, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.0 percent. The increase was the smallest 12-month increase since October 2009.
|Expenditure category||Oct 2012||Nov 2012||Dec 2012||Jan 2013||Feb 2013||Mar 2013||Apr 2013||May 2013||Jun 2013||Jul 2013||Aug 2013||Sep 2013||Oct 2013|
Food at home
Food away from home
Gasoline (all types)
Utility (piped) gas service(1)
All items less food and energy
Commodities less food and energy commodities
Used cars and trucks
Medical care commodities
Tobacco and smoking products
Services less energy services
Medical care services
Over the year ended October 2013, the index for food rose 1.3 percent. The food at home index rose 0.8 percent. The indexes for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, fruits and vegetables, and cereals and bakery products increased, while the indexes for nonalcoholic beverages, other food at home, and dairy and related products declined. The index for food away from home rose 1.9 percent.
The energy index declined 4.8 percent for the 12 months ending October 2013, with the indexes for gasoline and fuel oil down 10.1 percent and 4.6 percent, respectively. In contrast, the electricity index rose 3.0 percent.
Over the last year, the index for all items less food and energy increased 1.7 percent, the same increase as the 12 months ending September. The indexes for shelter and medical care both rose 2.3 percent, and the new vehicles index increased 1.0 percent. The apparel index declined 0.2 percent.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer prices up 1.0 percent over the year ended October 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20131121.htm (visited April 30, 2016).
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