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Economic Data (USA)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Consumer Price Index (CPI) for June 2021

Earlier this morning, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for June 2021:


CPI During June 2021: 271.696


Predicted: +0.7%
Actual: +0.929% (+2.501 points)

  • Change From 12 Months Previous: +5.391% (+13.899 points)


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

Predicted: 0.7%
Actual: 0.9%

  • Change From 12 Months Previous: +4.5%


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.)


CHART: Consumer Price Index (CPI) - June 2021 Update
CHART: Consumer Price Index (CPI)
June 2021 Update


CPI During May 2021: 269.195




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