Bob Richardson

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released March 2016 CPI today. A summary of the new index data is as follows:

Top 5 March Gainers by CPI Product Categories
CPI Category Code CPI Category Description 03/2015-03/2016 Average Inflation February- March ’16 Average Inflation
SEAG Jewelry & watches 7.13% 3.42%
SEHL02 Indoor plants & flowers 3.77% 1.41%
SSEA011 College textbooks 3.59% 0.31%
SEAE01 Men’s footwear 3.54% 0.14%
SERG02 Recreational books 2.96% 4.86%
Source: BLS March 2016 Table 3 Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, detailed expenditure categories, not seasonally adjusted

Click here to view the March 2016 CPI BLS Economic Press Release: BLS March 2016 CPI News Release