Jamie Pentagulio

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released October 2020 Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) today. The all items index maintained the last month and saw a 1.2% increase in the last twelve months. Carbonated drinks increased by 1.0% in the last month and rose by 7.9% in the last twelve months. Sugar and sugar substitutes increased 1.4% between September – October 2020 and increased 7.0% from October 2019. Meats rose by 0.3% since September 2020 and increased 6.6% between October 2019 – October 2020. Frozen fruits and vegetables increased 0.2% in the last month and increased 5.8% in the last twelve months. Household cleaning products saw a rise of 0.5% between September – October 2020 and an increase of 5.2% October 2019 – October 2020. Appliances increased 0.3% in the last month and saw an increase of 4.8% in the last twelve months. Fresh vegetables rose by 1.1% from September 2020 and rose by 4.2% since October 2019. Food at home saw a rise of 0.2% in the last month and increased 4.0% in the last twelve months. Food increased 0.2% since September 2020 and saw an increase of 3.9%  from October 2019. Recreational books increased 2.2% in the last month and rose 3.6% in the last twelve months.

BLS CPI Historical Annual Inflation Rate Averages Through October 2020 Table For Selected Categories

BLS CPI CodeBLS CPI Category Description1M 10/20YTD 10/201Y 10/203Y 10/205Y 10/2010Y 10/2020Y 10/20
SAFFOOD & BEVERAGES0.3%3.8%3.8%2.3%1.6%2.0%2.3%
SAF11Food at home0.2%4.2%4.0%1.7%0.7%1.5%2.0%
SAF114Nonalcoholic beverages & beverage materials0.3%4.9%4.4%2.0%1.1%1.0%1.3%
SEFNJuices & nonalcoholic drinks0.4%5.9%5.6%2.9%1.6%1.3%1.5%
SEFN01Carbonated drinks1.0%9.4%7.9%3.7%2.5%1.8%2.0%
SEFN03Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices & drinks-0.1%3.4%4.0%2.3%1.0%0.9%0.9%
SEFPBeverage materials including coffee & tea0.2%2.7%1.6%-0.1%-0.2%0.3%1.0%
SEFP02Other beverage materials including tea-1.2%0.4%0.5%0.4%0.6%0.6%0.9%
SAF115Other food at home0.2%4.0%3.4%1.4%0.8%1.3%1.7%
SEFT06Other miscellaneous foods0.4%1.1%3.9%1.5%0.7%1.2%1.3%
SEFWAlcoholic beverages at home0.6%3.0%2.1%1.5%1.2%0.9%1.4%
SEFW01Beer, ale & other malt beverages at home0.6%2.7%2.9%2.0%1.9%1.7%2.1%
SEFW02Distilled spirits at home-0.2%3.0%2.6%0.7%0.5%0.4%0.9%
SEFW03Wine at home1.0%3.1%1.0%1.0%0.6%0.2%0.6%
SEHEFUEL OIL & OTHER FUELS1.3%-21.0%-18.1%-4.4%-1.0%-1.9%2.5%
SAH3HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS & OPERATIONS-0.1%2.7%2.1%1.8%0.7%0.2%-0.1%
SAM1MEDICAL CARE COMMODITIES-0.7%-1.8%-0.8%0.3%1.3%1.9%2.3%
SEMFMedicinal drugs-0.7%-1.7%-0.6%0.3%1.4%2.0%
SEMF01Prescription drugs-0.4%-1.9%-0.4%0.5%1.9%2.5%3.1%
SEMF02Nonprescription drugs-1.3%-1.1%-1.8%-0.2%-0.3%-0.3%
SEMGMedical equipment and supplies-1.4%-4.8%-4.8%-0.6%-0.4%-0.2%
SEEAEDUCATIONAL BOOKS & SUPPLIES0.0%0.3%0.9%-0.2%0.7%3.0%4.5%
SEGATOBACCO & SMOKING PRODUCTS0.2%3.9%4.5%4.2%4.7%3.7%5.6%
SEGBPERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS-0.1%0.2%-0.9%-0.4%-0.5%0.0%0.2%
SEGEMISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL GOODS1.3%-2.0%-3.9%-2.4%-2.0%-1.6%-1.4%
SAGOTHER GOODS AND SERVICES0.1%1.9%1.9%2.1%2.1%1.9%2.7%
SEREOther recreational goods-0.2%-1.4%-3.4%-5.7%-6.3%-5.2%-4.7%
SERGRecreational reading materials1.1%3.8%3.1%4.3%2.2%2.1%1.8%

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