Jamie Pentagulio

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released April 2021 Consumer Price Indexes today. The all items index rose by 0.8% in the last month and increased 4.2% in the last twelve months. Commodities, less food and energy commodities, saw an increase of 1.9% from March 2021 and rose by 4.4% since April 2020. Food increased 0.5% in the last month and rose 2.4% in the last twelve months. Food at home increased 0.5% from March 2021 and saw a 1.2% increase since April 2020. Gasoline (all types) rose 2.0% in the last month and increased 49.6% in the last twelve months. Used cars and trucks rose 9.6% from March 2021 and increased 21.0% from April 2020. Major appliances rose by 0.9% in the last month and increased 12.3% in the last twelve months. Sporting goods rose by 1.2% since March 2021 and increased 7.0% from April 2020. Household furnishings and supplies rose by 0.8% in the last month and increased 3.2% in the last twelve months. Household cleaning products rose 0.4% in the last month and increased by 3.1% in the last twelve months.

BLS CPI Historical Annual Inflation Rate Averages Through April 2021

BLS CPI Historical Annual Inflation Rate Averages Through April 2021 Table For Selected Categories

BLS CPI CodeBLS CPI Category Description1M 04/21YTD 04/211Y 04/213Y 04/215Y 04/2110Y 04/2120Y 04/21
SAFFOOD & BEVERAGES0.5%1.1%2.3%2.5%1.9%4.7%1.9%
SAF11Food at home0.6%1.4%1.2%2.0%1.1%4.0%1.3%
SAF114Nonalcoholic beverages & beverage materials-0.2%1.1%0.2%2.4%1.2%2.6%0.8%
SEFNJuices & nonalcoholic drinks-0.4%1.2%0.3%3.2%1.8%2.9%1.2%
SEFN01Carbonated drinks-1.5%2.1%0.4%3.9%2.1%3.9%1.5%
SEFN03Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices & drinks0.4%0.6%0.2%2.7%1.5%1.9%0.9%
SEFPBeverage materials including coffee & tea0.2%1.0%0.0%0.6%0.0%2.0%-0.2%
SEFP02Other beverage materials including tea-0.1%-0.1%0.0%1.3%0.7%1.9%0.7%
SAF115Other food at home0.4%0.7%0.4%1.5%0.9%3.4%1.2%
SEFT06Other miscellaneous foods-0.1%-0.5%0.0%1.4%0.9%2.4%1.1%
SEFWAlcoholic beverages at home0.1%0.7%1.1%1.4%1.2%2.8%1.0%
SEFW01Beer, ale & other malt beverages at home-0.8%0.2%-0.4%2.1%1.8%4.1%1.6%
SEFW02Distilled spirits at home0.3%1.7%2.8%1.6%0.7%1.9%0.6%
SEFW03Wine at home0.8%0.8%1.7%0.7%0.7%1.4%0.3%
SEHEFUEL OIL & OTHER FUELS-3.3%13.7%28.2%-1.0%5.4%7.8%-2.0%
SAH3HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS & OPERATIONS0.8%1.5%3.5%2.0%1.2%0.0%0.3%
SAM1MEDICAL CARE COMMODITIES0.6%-0.2%-1.7%-0.3%0.7%4.4%1.5%
SEMFMedicinal drugs0.6%-0.3%-1.5%-0.2%0.8%1.6%
SEMF01Prescription drugs0.5%-0.3%-1.9%-0.2%1.0%5.8%2.1%
SEMF02Nonprescription drugs1.1%-0.4%-0.6%-0.6%-0.2%-0.4%
SEMGMedical equipment and supplies-0.5%2.9%-5.5%-1.1%-0.8%-0.5%
SEEAEDUCATIONAL BOOKS & SUPPLIES1.4%0.1%1.4%-0.2%0.6%9.0%2.8%
SEGATOBACCO & SMOKING PRODUCTS0.2%3.2%6.8%5.4%5.4%11.3%4.1%
SEGBPERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS0.2%0.9%-0.3%-0.3%-0.4%0.3%-0.1%
SEGEMISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL GOODS2.1%2.7%-1.7%-0.3%-1.1%-2.1%-1.3%
SAGOTHER GOODS AND SERVICES0.2%1.6%2.7%2.3%2.4%5.3%2.1%
SEREOther recreational goods1.9%4.3%1.8%-3.8%-5.3%-8.7%-4.9%
SERGRecreational reading materials1.5%1.5%5.5%3.9%3.0%3.7%2.3%
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