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Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Consumer Price Index (CPI) for February 2022

Earlier this morning, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for February 2022:


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CPI During February 2022: 283.716

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Predicted: +1.0%
Actual: +0.913% (+2.568 points)

  • Change From 12 Months Previous: +7.871% (+20.702 points)

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The above, yellow-highlighted figures represent month-to-month change (not seasonally adjusted) 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.)

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CPI During February 2021: 263.014

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CHART: Consumer Price Index (CPI) 12 Month Percent Change - February 2022 Update

CHART: Consumer Price Index (CPI)
12 Month Percent Change
February 2022 Update

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