Jamie Pentagulio

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released January 2020 Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) today. The All commodities index increased by 0.4% over the last month & has increased 2.5% over the last year on a seasonally unadjusted basis. All items less food and energy increased by .04% between December ’19 – January 2020 & rose 2.3% between December ’19 – January 2020. Cigarettes increased 0.4% over the last month & rose 2.3% over the last year. Candy & chewing gum rose 0.4% between December & January and increased by 5.9% between January ’19 – 2020. Vehicle parts and equipment (other than tires) increased by 1.8% from December to January and rose by 4.1% from January ’19 to January 2020. Meats increased by 0.4% from December ’19 – January 2020 and rose by 3.4% from January ’19 to January 2020. Dairy rose by 0.5% over the last month and increased by 2.7% over the last year.


Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)  Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) Historical Annual Inflation Rate Averages for Selected Commodities Through January 2020

BLS CPI CodeBLS CPI Category Description1M 1/201Y 1/203Y 1/205Y 1/2010Y 1/2020Y 1/20
SAFFOOD & BEVERAGES0.5%1.7%1.7%1.2%1.7%2.3%
SAF11Food at home0.6%0.7%0.8%0.0%1.2%1.9%
SAF114Nonalcoholic beverages & beverage materials1.4%0.6%1.0%0.4%0.5%1.1%
SEFNJuices & nonalcoholic drinks1.7%1.1%1.7%1.0%0.7%1.3%
SEFN01Carbonated drinks3.2%0.8%2.2%1.4%1.0%1.7%
SEFN03Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices & drinks0.6%1.4%1.4%0.8%0.4%0.8%
SEFPBeverage materials including coffee & tea0.6%-0.8%-0.7%-1.0%0.1%0.8%
SEFP02Other beverage materials including tea-0.7%0.3%0.2%0.2%0.4%1.1%
SAF115Other food at home0.2%0.4%0.3%0.3%1.0%1.6%
SEFT06Other miscellaneous foods-2.3%1.2%0.3%0.2%0.9%1.2%
SEFWAlcoholic beverages at home0.6%0.4%0.9%0.8%0.8%1.4%
SEFW01Beer, ale & other malt beverages at home0.7%1.9%1.7%1.7%1.6%2.1%
SEFW02Distilled spirits at home1.1%-0.2%0.1%0.0%0.3%1.0%
SEFW03Wine at home0.3%-0.9%0.2%0.1%0.0%0.6%
SEHEFUEL OIL & OTHER FUELS0.4%3.1%4.1%0.9%0.3%4.7%
SAM1MEDICAL CARE COMMODITIES-0.3%1.7%1.1%2.0%2.2%2.5%
SEMFMedicinal drugs-0.3%1.8%1.1%2.1%2.3%
SEMF01Prescription drugs0.0%2.5%1.4%2.7%3.0%3.3%
SEMF02Nonprescription drugs-1.3%-0.5%-0.2%-0.3%-0.4%
SEMGMedical equipment and supplies-0.8%-0.3%0.8%0.5%0.1%
SEEAEDUCATIONAL BOOKS & SUPPLIES-2.4%-3.1%-1.2%0.8%2.9%4.5%
SEGATOBACCO & SMOKING PRODUCTS0.3%5.4%5.1%4.5%3.8%5.7%
SEGBPERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS0.1%-1.2%-0.6%-0.7%-0.1%0.2%
SEGEMISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL GOODS4.0%9.4%-0.2%-1.4%-1.3%-1.1%
SAGOTHER GOODS AND SERVICES0.6%2.8%2.3%2.1%2.0%2.8%
SEREOther recreational goods1.3%-5.7%-6.7%-6.5%-5.2%-4.6%
SERGRecreational reading materials1.4%2.8%2.6%2.0%1.8%1.7%


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