Jamie Pentagulio

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released July 2020 Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) today. The All Commodities index saw a 0.5% increase over the last month & has increased 1.0% over the last 12 months on a seasonally unadjusted basis. Housekeeping supplies increased 1.8% from June – July 2020 & rose 5.2% between July ’19 – ’20. Food at home decreased 1.0% the last month and saw a 4.6% increase from July ’19 – July ’20. Meats, poultry, fish and eggs decreased 3.6% over the last month & rose 8.4% over the last 12 months. Fresh fruits and vegetables rose 0.4% between  June and July 2020 & and increased by 1.7% between July ’19 – ’20. Alcoholic beverages at home was unchanged in the last month and rose 1.6% in the last twelve months. Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials decreased 0.6% from June 2020 and increased 5.0% between July 2019 – July 2020. Household furnishings and supplies increased by 0.2% in the last thirty days and saw an increase of 1.5% in the last twelve months. Apparel decreased 0.4% from June 2020 and decreased 6.5% from July 2019. Medical care commodities saw no change from June 2020 and increased 1.1% from July 2019. Recreation commodities rose by 0.5% in the last thirty days and decreased 1.3% in the last twelve months. Tobacco smoking products went up by 1.1% since June 2020 and saw an increase of 5.2% from July 2019. Household paper products  rose by 3.7% in the last thirty days and saw an increase of 10.3% in the last twelve months. Sports vehicles including bicycles had an increase of 2.4% in the last month and an increase of 6.2% in the last year. Major appliances increased by 2.2% from June 2020 and had an increase of 5.2% from July 2019.

BLS CPI Historical Annual Inflation Rate Averages Through July 2020 Charts For Selected Categories

BLS CPI CodeBLS CPI Category Description1M 7/20YTD 7/201Y 7/203Y 7/205Y 7/2010Y 7/2020Y 7/20
SAFFOOD & BEVERAGES-0.3%3.4%3.9%2.4%1.7%2.0%2.3%
SAF11Food at home-1.0%4.5%4.6%1.9%0.9%1.6%2.1%
SAF114Nonalcoholic beverages & beverage materials-0.6%4.8%5.0%2.2%1.3%1.0%1.3%
SEFNJuices & nonalcoholic drinks-0.4%5.7%6.7%3.2%2.0%1.2%1.4%
SEFN01Carbonated drinks-0.4%9.1%9.2%4.3%2.6%1.6%1.9%
SEFN03Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices & drinks-0.4%3.3%5.1%2.4%1.5%1.0%0.9%
SEFPBeverage materials including coffee & tea-1.0%2.7%0.8%-0.2%-0.5%0.4%0.9%
SEFP02Other beverage materials including tea-0.4%1.2%0.9%0.8%0.8%0.6%1.0%
SAF115Other food at home0.0%4.2%3.9%1.3%0.8%1.4%1.7%
SEFT06Other miscellaneous foods0.3%2.0%5.2%1.6%0.9%1.3%1.2%
SEFWAlcoholic beverages at home0.0%2.4%1.6%1.7%1.3%0.9%1.4%
SEFW01Beer, ale & other malt beverages at home0.1%2.7%3.6%2.5%2.2%1.7%2.1%
SEFW02Distilled spirits at home-0.4%2.2%-0.3%0.8%0.4%0.4%0.9%
SEFW03Wine at home0.0%2.3%0.2%1.0%0.6%0.1%0.7%
SEHEFUEL OIL & OTHER FUELS2.1%-21.8%-18.0%-1.7%-2.3%-1.5%3.2%
SAH3HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS & OPERATIONS0.2%2.3%1.5%1.6%0.6%0.1%-0.1%
SAM1MEDICAL CARE COMMODITIES0.0%-0.8%1.1%0.4%1.6%2.0%2.4%
SEMFMedicinal drugs0.0%-0.8%1.1%0.3%1.6%2.1%
SEMF01Prescription drugs0.0%-0.8%1.7%0.6%2.1%2.7%3.2%
SEMF02Nonprescription drugs0.0%-0.9%-1.0%-0.7%-0.3%-0.4%
SEMGMedical equipment and supplies0.3%-0.3%0.2%1.0%0.5%0.4%
SEEAEDUCATIONAL BOOKS & SUPPLIES0.5%-0.5%-0.8%-0.7%1.1%3.0%4.6%
SEGATOBACCO & SMOKING PRODUCTS1.1%3.2%5.2%4.6%4.7%3.7%5.5%
SEGBPERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS0.6%0.5%-0.5%-0.3%-0.3%-0.1%0.2%
SEGEMISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL GOODS-4.4%-0.5%1.8%-1.5%-1.7%-1.6%-1.2%
SAGOTHER GOODS AND SERVICES0.3%1.8%2.7%2.2%2.2%1.9%2.7%
SEREOther recreational goods-0.3%-3.1%-5.5%-6.4%-6.9%-5.4%-4.8%
SERGRecreational reading materials0.0%3.5%5.2%3.7%2.2%2.0%1.8%

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