Jamie Pentagulio

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released June 2020 Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) today. The All Commodities index saw a 0.5% increase over the last month & has increased 0.6% over the last 12 months on a seasonally unadjusted basis. All items less food and energy increased 0.2% from May – June 2020 & rose 1.2% between June 2019 to June 2020. Commodities less food and energy commodities was unchanged the last month and saw a 1.1% decrease from June ’19 – June ’20. Food increased 0.5% over the last month & rose 4.5% over the last 12 months. Meats, poultry and fish rose 2.5% between May and June 2020 & and increased by 12.9% between June ’19 – ’20. Meats rose by 4.1% in the last month and rose 16.7% in the last twelve months. Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials increased 0.5% from May 2020 and increased 5.3% between June 2019 – June 2020. Juices and nonalcoholic drinks increased by 0.5% in the last thirty days and saw an increase of 6.8% in the last twelve months. Beef and veal rose 5.5% from May 2020 and increased by 25.1% from June 2019. Fresh vegetables saw an increase of 0.8% from May 2020 and increased 4.9% from June 2019. Snacks rose by 2.1% in the last thirty days and increased 4.6% in the last twelve months. Processed fruits and vegetables went up by 0.5% since May 2020 and saw an increase of 4.2% from June 2019. Carbonated drinks rose by 1.7% in the last thirty days and saw an increase of 8.7% in the last twelve months. Frozen fruits and vegetables had an increase of 0.5% in the last month and an increase of 4.8% in the last year. Household paper products increased by 0.2% from May 2020 and had an increase of 5.5% from June 2019. Recreational reading material increased 1.7% in the last month and increased 5.9% in the last twelve months. Cigarettes had a 1% increase from May 2020 and an increase of 5.6% from June 2019.

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

BLS CPI CodeBLS CPI Category Description1M 6/20YTD 6/201Y 6/203Y 6/205Y 6/2010Y 6/2020Y 6/20
SAFFOOD & BEVERAGES0.5%3.7%4.4%2.6%1.8%2.1%2.4%
SAF11Food at home0.5%5.5%5.6%2.3%1.1%1.7%2.1%
SAF114Nonalcoholic beverages & beverage materials0.5%5.4%5.3%2.3%1.4%1.1%1.3%
SEFNJuices & nonalcoholic drinks0.5%6.1%6.8%3.2%2.1%1.3%1.5%
SEFN01Carbonated drinks1.7%9.5%8.7%4.1%2.9%1.8%2.0%
SEFN03Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices & drinks-0.3%3.8%5.6%2.6%1.5%1.0%1.0%
SEFPBeverage materials including coffee & tea0.5%3.7%1.6%0.2%-0.1%0.6%1.0%
SEFP02Other beverage materials including tea-1.1%1.6%2.8%1.4%0.8%0.8%1.1%
SAF115Other food at home0.1%4.2%3.4%1.4%0.9%1.4%1.7%
SEFT06Other miscellaneous foods0.0%1.7%4.4%1.4%1.0%1.3%1.2%
SEFWAlcoholic beverages at home-0.1%2.5%1.8%1.7%1.3%1.0%1.4%
SEFW01Beer, ale & other malt beverages at home-0.8%2.6%3.8%2.5%2.1%1.8%2.1%
SEFW02Distilled spirits at home0.6%2.7%0.6%0.8%0.6%0.4%1.0%
SEFW03Wine at home0.4%2.3%0.1%1.2%0.6%0.2%0.7%
SEHEFUEL OIL & OTHER FUELS4.2%-23.5%-19.9%-2.9%-3.3%-1.9%3.0%
SAH3HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS & OPERATIONS0.5%2.1%1.4%1.4%0.5%0.0%-0.1%
SAM1MEDICAL CARE COMMODITIES0.0%-0.8%1.3%0.7%1.6%2.0%2.4%
SEMFMedicinal drugs0.0%-0.9%1.4%0.7%1.7%2.1%
SEMF01Prescription drugs0.0%-0.8%2.0%1.0%2.1%2.7%3.2%
SEMF02Nonprescription drugs-0.1%-0.9%-1.0%-0.6%-0.2%-0.4%
SEMGMedical equipment and supplies-0.1%-0.6%-2.1%0.7%0.3%0.4%
SEEAEDUCATIONAL BOOKS & SUPPLIES-0.4%-0.9%-1.7%-0.4%1.1%2.9%4.5%
SEGATOBACCO & SMOKING PRODUCTS0.8%2.1%5.1%4.3%4.6%3.8%5.6%
SEGBPERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS-0.5%0.0%-0.5%-0.5%-0.4%0.0%0.2%
SEGEMISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL GOODS0.3%4.1%5.8%0.1%-1.0%-1.2%-1.0%
SAGOTHER GOODS AND SERVICES0.3%1.5%2.8%2.2%2.2%2.0%2.7%
SEREOther recreational goods-1.1%-2.9%-6.6%-6.8%-6.9%-5.5%-4.8%
SERGRecreational reading materials1.7%3.4%5.9%3.7%2.3%2.0%1.8%


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