Jamie Pentagulio

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released January 2021 Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) today. The all items index rose 0.4% from December 2020 and increased 1.4% from January 2020. Food saw a 0.3% rise in the last month and increased 3.8% in the last twelve months. Household paper products saw an increase of 0.5% from December 2020 and rose by 9.1% from January 2020. Carbonated drinks increased by 3.5% in the last month and increased 7.4% in the last twelve months. Tobacco and smoking products increased 1.8% from December 2020 and saw an increase of 6.7% since January 2020. Canned vegetables increased 2.0% in the last month and saw an increase of 6.5% in the last twelve months. Household cleaning products rose 0.4% since December 2020 and increased 6.3% from January 2020. Appliances rose 0.3% in the last month and increased 5.7% in the last twelve months. Meats, poultry, fish and eggs increased 0.5% since December 2020 and rose by 5.1% from January 2020. Juices and nonalcoholic drinks increased 1.4% in the last month and saw a 5.0% increase in the last twelve months.


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

BLS CPI CodeBLS CPI Category Description1M 01/211Y 01/213Y 01/215Y 01/2110Y 01/2120Y 01/21
SAFFOOD & BEVERAGES0.3%3.7%2.3%1.7%1.9%2.3%
SAF11Food at home0.3%3.7%1.7%0.8%1.4%2.0%
SAF114Nonalcoholic beverages & beverage materials1.3%4.3%2.4%1.3%0.9%1.3%
SEFNJuices & nonalcoholic drinks1.4%5.0%3.1%1.9%1.2%1.4%
SEFN01Carbonated drinks3.5%7.4%4.5%2.7%1.6%1.9%
SEFN03Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices & drinks0.0%3.3%2.2%1.3%0.9%0.9%
SEFPBeverage materials including coffee & tea0.8%2.7%0.5%-0.2%0.2%1.0%
SEFP02Other beverage materials including tea-0.2%3.1%1.1%0.7%0.7%1.0%
SAF115Other food at home-0.3%3.4%1.3%0.8%1.3%1.6%
SEFT06Other miscellaneous foods-0.7%4.1%1.8%1.1%1.3%1.2%
SEFWAlcoholic beverages at home0.2%2.4%1.5%1.1%0.9%1.4%
SEFW01Beer, ale & other malt beverages at home0.0%2.2%2.1%1.8%1.7%2.0%
SEFW02Distilled spirits at home0.8%2.8%1.3%0.7%0.6%1.0%
SEFW03Wine at home0.1%2.4%0.9%0.5%0.2%0.7%
SEHEFUEL OIL & OTHER FUELS7.0%-7.6%-3.6%3.9%-1.6%3.0%
SAM1MEDICAL CARE COMMODITIES-0.1%-2.3%-0.3%1.1%1.7%2.2%
SEMFMedicinal drugs-0.3%-2.1%-0.2%1.2%1.8%
SEMF01Prescription drugs0.0%-2.4%-0.1%1.6%2.4%3.0%
SEMF02Nonprescription drugs-1.1%-1.3%-0.5%-0.4%-0.4%
SEMGMedical equipment and supplies3.5%-6.1%-1.5%-0.8%-0.5%
SEEAEDUCATIONAL BOOKS & SUPPLIES-0.2%3.0%-0.1%0.6%2.7%4.4%
SEGATOBACCO & SMOKING PRODUCTS1.8%6.7%5.2%5.1%4.0%5.7%
SEGBPERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS0.6%0.2%-0.4%-0.4%-0.1%0.1%
SEGEMISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL GOODS0.6%-3.5%-1.3%-1.2%-1.4%-1.2%
SAGOTHER GOODS AND SERVICES0.4%2.1%2.3%2.2%2.0%2.7%
SEREOther recreational goods1.0%-3.8%-5.3%-6.3%-5.2%-4.6%
SERGRecreational reading materials1.0%4.3%4.6%2.6%2.2%1.9%


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