Jamie Pentagulio

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released February 2021 Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) today. The all items index rose 0.5% in the last month and increased 1.7% in the last twelve months. All items less food and energy increased 0.3% from January 2021 and saw a 1.3% increase since February 2020. Fuel oil and other fuels increased 8.4% in the last month and rose 5.7% in the last twelve months. Food at home saw an increase of 0.2% since January 2021 and rose 3.5% from February 2020. Food at home rose 0.2% in the last month and increased 3.5% in the last twelve months. Carbonated drinks increased 0.6% from January 2021 and rose 7.0% since February 2020. Fresh fruits increased 1.3% in the last month and rose 5.4% in the last twelve months. Canned fruits and vegetables saw a 0.7% increase from January 2021 and rose 4.9% since February 2020. Appliances rose 1.9% in the last month and increased 7.2% in the last twelve months. Other household equipment and furnishings rose 1.3% from January 2021 and saw an increase of 4.2% since February 2020. Educational books and supplies rose 1.3% in the last month and increased 3.4% in the last twelve months.

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

BLS CPI CodeBLS CPI Category Description1M 02/21YTD 02/211Y 02/213Y 02/215Y 02/2110Y 02/2120Y 02/21
SAFFOOD & BEVERAGES0.2%0.5%3.5%2.4%1.7%1.9%1.9%
SAF11Food at home0.2%0.6%3.5%1.9%0.9%1.3%1.3%
SAF114Nonalcoholic beverages & beverage materials0.2%1.5%4.0%2.4%1.3%1.0%1.0%
SEFNJuices & nonalcoholic drinks0.4%1.8%5.0%3.2%1.9%1.3%1.3%
SEFN01Carbonated drinks0.6%4.1%7.0%4.2%2.7%1.7%1.7%
SEFN03Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices & drinks0.2%0.2%3.6%2.5%1.3%0.9%0.9%
SEFPBeverage materials including coffee & tea-0.2%0.7%1.6%0.5%-0.2%0.1%0.1%
SEFP02Other beverage materials including tea-0.2%-0.4%1.3%1.2%0.5%0.6%0.6%
SAF115Other food at home0.6%0.3%2.8%1.4%0.9%1.3%1.3%
SEFT06Other miscellaneous foods0.1%-0.6%3.0%1.5%1.0%1.3%1.3%
SEFWAlcoholic beverages at home0.1%0.3%1.8%1.4%1.1%0.9%0.9%
SEFW01Beer, ale & other malt beverages at home0.3%0.3%2.0%2.2%1.9%1.7%1.7%
SEFW02Distilled spirits at home0.7%1.5%3.2%1.6%0.6%0.6%0.6%
SEFW03Wine at home-0.2%-0.1%1.1%0.5%0.3%0.1%0.1%
SEHEFUEL OIL & OTHER FUELS8.4%16.0%5.7%-0.6%5.8%-1.2%-1.2%
SAH3HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS & OPERATIONS0.2%0.4%2.6%1.8%0.9%0.3%0.3%
SAM1MEDICAL CARE COMMODITIES-0.7%-0.8%-2.5%-0.6%0.7%1.6%1.6%
SEMFMedicinal drugs-0.7%-1.0%-2.4%-0.6%0.8%1.6%1.6%
SEMF01Prescription drugs-0.8%-0.8%-2.7%-0.5%1.1%2.2%2.2%
SEMF02Nonprescription drugs-0.6%-1.7%-1.6%-0.8%-0.5%-0.4%-0.4%
SEMGMedical equipment and supplies0.4%3.9%-5.5%-1.6%-0.8%-0.4%-0.4%
SEEAEDUCATIONAL BOOKS & SUPPLIES1.3%1.1%3.4%0.0%1.0%2.9%2.9%
SEGATOBACCO & SMOKING PRODUCTS0.6%2.4%7.0%5.4%5.3%4.0%4.0%
SEGBPERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS0.3%0.9%-0.6%-0.4%-0.4%-0.1%-0.1%
SEGEMISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL GOODS-0.4%0.2%-3.0%-1.2%-1.4%-1.4%-1.4%
SAGOTHER GOODS AND SERVICES0.4%0.8%2.1%2.3%2.3%2.0%2.0%
SEREOther recreational goods0.7%1.7%-2.8%-5.3%-6.0%-5.2%-5.2%
SERGRecreational reading materials-0.6%0.5%3.4%4.3%2.3%2.1%2.1%

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