Jamie Pentagulio

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released December 2019 Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) today. The All commodities index decreased by 0.1% over the last month & has increased 2.3% over the last year on a seasonally unadjusted basis. All items less food and energy decreased by 0.1% between November – December ’19 & rose 2.3% between December ’18 – ’19. Prescription drugs increased 1.8% over the last month & rose 3% over the last year. Other miscellaneous foods rose 1.6% between November – December ’19 & increased by 2.2% between December ’18 – ’19. Medical care commodities increased by 1.2% from November to December ’19 and rose by 2.5% from December ’18 – ’19. Vehicle accessories other than tires increased by 0.5% from November – December ’19 and rose by 2.6% from December ’18 – ’19. Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires rose by 0.3% over the last month and increased by 3% over the last year.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)  Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) Historical Annual Inflation Rate Averages for Selected Commodities Through December 2019

BLS CPI CodeBLS CPI Category Description1M 12/191Y 12/193Y 12/195Y 12/1910Y 12/1920Y 12/19
SAFFOOD & BEVERAGES0.1%1.7%2.3%1.1%1.8%2.3%
SAF11Food at home0.0%0.7%1.9%-0.1%1.3%1.9%
SAF114Nonalcoholic beverages & beverage materials-0.4%1.0%1.2%0.4%0.5%1.2%
SEFNJuices & nonalcoholic drinks0.0%1.9%1.3%0.8%0.7%1.3%
SEFN01Carbonated drinks-1.2%1.5%1.7%1.1%0.9%1.7%
SEFN03Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices & drinks0.9%2.3%0.8%0.7%0.4%0.8%
SEFPBeverage materials including coffee & tea-1.3%-1.2%0.9%-0.8%0.2%0.9%
SEFP02Other beverage materials including tea0.0%0.9%1.1%0.3%0.4%1.1%
SAF115Other food at home-0.4%0.3%1.6%0.3%1.0%1.6%
SEFT06Other miscellaneous foods1.6%2.2%1.3%0.5%1.0%1.3%
SEFWAlcoholic beverages at home-0.4%0.2%1.4%0.7%0.7%1.4%
SEFW01Beer, ale & other malt beverages at home0.4%1.2%2.1%1.6%1.5%2.1%
SEFW02Distilled spirits at home0.1%-0.4%1.0%-0.1%0.2%1.0%
SEFW03Wine at home-1.4%-0.8%0.6%0.0%-0.1%0.6%
SEHEFUEL OIL & OTHER FUELS2.4%2.2%5.1%-0.7%0.9%5.1%
SAH3HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS & OPERATIONS-0.2%1.0%-0.1%0.2%-0.3%-0.1%
SAM1MEDICAL CARE COMMODITIES1.2%2.5%2.5%2.1%2.3%2.5%
SEMFMedicinal drugs1.3%2.5%2.1%2.4%
SEMF01Prescription drugs1.8%3.0%3.3%2.7%3.1%3.3%
SEMF02Nonprescription drugs-0.9%0.5%-0.2%-0.3%
SEMGMedical equipment and supplies-1.0%1.3%0.3%0.2%
SEEAEDUCATIONAL BOOKS & SUPPLIES0.1%-2.0%5.0%1.4%3.2%5.0%
SEGATOBACCO & SMOKING PRODUCTS-0.1%5.5%5.8%4.5%3.8%5.8%
SEGBPERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS-1.1%-0.9%0.2%-0.4%-0.2%0.2%
SEGEMISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL GOODS-1.8%6.8%-1.3%-2.2%-1.7%-1.3%
SAGOTHER GOODS AND SERVICES-0.2%2.3%2.8%2.1%1.9%2.8%
SEREOther recreational goods-1.2%-5.7%-4.7%-6.7%-5.3%-4.7%
SERGRecreational reading materials-1.1%3.8%1.7%1.7%1.6%1.7%


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