Jamie Pentagulio

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released March 2021 Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) today. The all items index rose by 0.7% in the last month and increased 2.6% in the last twelve months. Food saw an increase of 0.2% since February 2021 and increased 3.5% from March 2020. Food at home increased by 0.2% in the last month and rose 3.3% in the last twelve months. Energy saw a 5.9% increase from February and increased by 13.2% since March 2020. Used cars and trucks increased 2.4% in the last month and rose 9.4% in the last twelve months.

BLS CPI Historical Annual Inflation Rate Averages Through March 2021

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

BLS CPI CodeBLS CPI Category Description1M 03/21YTD 03/211Y 03/213Y 03/215Y 03/2110Y 03/2120Y 03/21
SAFFOOD & BEVERAGES0.2%100.7%3.4%2.4%1.8%1.6%1.9%
SAF11Food at home0.2%100.8%3.3%1.9%1.1%1.0%1.3%
SAF114Nonalcoholic beverages & beverage materials-0.1%101.4%3.2%2.4%1.4%0.7%0.9%
SEFNJuices & nonalcoholic drinks-0.2%101.7%4.1%3.2%1.9%1.1%1.2%
SEFN01Carbonated drinks-0.4%103.7%5.5%4.2%2.6%1.4%1.6%
SEFN03Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices & drinks0.0%100.2%3.1%2.6%1.5%0.9%1.0%
SEFPBeverage materials including coffee & tea0.1%100.7%1.0%0.4%0.0%-0.5%0.0%
SEFP02Other beverage materials including tea0.4%100.0%1.6%1.5%0.9%0.6%0.6%
SAF115Other food at home0.1%100.3%2.2%1.4%0.9%0.9%1.2%
SEFT06Other miscellaneous foods0.2%99.6%2.9%1.6%1.0%1.0%1.2%
SEFWAlcoholic beverages at home0.3%100.6%1.5%1.5%1.2%1.0%0.9%
SEFW01Beer, ale & other malt beverages at home0.7%101.0%1.9%2.4%2.0%1.7%1.7%
SEFW02Distilled spirits at home-0.1%101.4%2.9%1.5%0.6%0.5%0.6%
SEFW03Wine at home0.0%99.9%0.6%0.6%0.4%0.3%0.2%
SEHEFUEL OIL & OTHER FUELS1.4%117.7%18.3%0.3%6.2%-1.3%-1.5%
SAH3HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS & OPERATIONS0.3%100.8%3.1%1.8%1.0%0.3%0.3%
SAM1MEDICAL CARE COMMODITIES0.1%99.3%-2.4%-0.6%0.7%1.4%1.5%
SEMFMedicinal drugs0.1%99.1%-2.3%-0.6%0.7%1.5%1.6%
SEMF01Prescription drugs0.0%99.3%-2.3%-0.4%1.0%2.0%2.1%
SEMF02Nonprescription drugs0.2%98.5%-2.1%-1.1%-0.4%-0.4%-0.5%
SEMGMedical equipment and supplies-0.4%103.4%-5.7%-1.0%-0.7%-0.4%-0.4%
SEEAEDUCATIONAL BOOKS & SUPPLIES-2.3%98.7%0.9%-0.9%0.6%2.3%2.6%
SEGATOBACCO & SMOKING PRODUCTS0.6%103.1%6.3%5.7%5.3%3.9%4.1%
SEGBPERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS-0.2%100.7%-0.7%-0.4%-0.4%0.0%-0.1%
SEGEMISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL GOODS0.4%100.5%-2.4%-0.8%-1.4%-1.3%-1.5%
SAGOTHER GOODS AND SERVICES0.6%101.3%2.4%2.5%2.4%2.0%2.1%
SEREOther recreational goods0.7%102.4%-1.0%-4.8%-5.7%-4.9%-5.0%
SERGRecreational reading materials-0.5%100.0%3.0%3.6%2.5%2.2%2.2%
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