CPI increased 0.2% in July, Core CPI increased 0.2%

CPI increased 0.2% in July, Core CPI increased 0.2%


by Bill McBride on 8/10/2018 08:32:00 AM

From the BLS:

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in
July
on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.1 percent in June, the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items
index rose 2.9 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The index for shelter rose 0.3 percent in July and accounted for nearly 60 percent
of the seasonally adjusted monthly increase in the all items index. The food index
rose slightly in July, with major grocery store food group indexes mixed. The
energy index fell 0.5 percent, as all the major component indexes declined.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in July, the same
increase as in May and June. … The all items index rose 2.9 percent for the 12 months ending July, the same
increase as for the period ending June. The index for all items less food and
energy rose 2.4 percent for the 12 months ending July; this was the largest
12-month increase since the period ending September 2008
.
emphasis added

I’ll post a graph later today after the Cleveland Fed releases the median and trimmed-mean CPI. This was at the consensus forecast.



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