.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January 2020

Earlier this morning, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January 2020:

=========================================

Predicted: +0.2%
Actual: +0.1%

  • Change From 12 Months Previous: +2.5%

=========================================

Below is the CPI when food and energy are removed, also known as core CPI:

Predicted: +0.2%
Actual: +0.2%

  • Change From 12 Months Previous: +2.3%

=========================================

The above, yellow-highlighted figures represent the seasonally adjusted, month-to-month change in prices for a specific group of goods and services that consumers buy, and is, therefore, a very important part of the overall inflation picture for the country.

The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

General categories that constitute the CPI are:

  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Clothing
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Food and Beverages
  • Recreation
  • Miscellaneous Goods and Services (grooming expenses, etc.)

=========================================

From Today's Report:

"...The index for shelter accounted for the largest part of the increase in the seasonally adjusted all items index, with the indexes for food and for medical care services also rising. These increases more than offset a decrease in the gasoline index, which fell 1.6% percent in January. The energy index declined 0.7%, and the major energy component indexes were mixed. The index for food rose 0.2% in January with the indexes for both food at home and food away from home increasing over the month.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2% in January after increasing 0.1% in December. Along with the indexes for shelter and medical care, the indexes for apparel, recreation, education, and airline fares all increased in January. The indexes for used cars and trucks, prescription drugs, motor vehicle insurance, and household furnishings and operations were among those to decline..."

 
=========================================

Chart: Consumer Price Index (CPI) - January 2020 Update
Chart: Consumer Price Index (CPI) - January 2020 Update

========================================= 



=========================================


Labels: , , , , ,


>  SITEMAP  <

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home


www.FedPrimeRate.com
Entire Website © 2020 FedPrimeRate.comSM


This website is neither affiliated nor associated with The United States Federal Reserve in any way.
Information in this website is provided for educational purposes only. The owners of this website
make no warranties with respect to any and all content contained within this website. Consult a
financial professional before making important decisions related to any investment or loan
product, including, but not limited to, business loans, personal loans, education loans, first
or second mortgages, credit cards, car loans or any type of insurance.