Consumer Price Index

August 2013

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The July CPI-U for all items increased 0.2 percent over the month, seasonally adjusted. The index increased 2.0 percent from July 2012, not seasonally adjusted. All subcategories increased at about the same pace as the overall. Energy commodities increased by 1.0 percent, and Energy Services fell by 1.0 percent, resulting in a 0.2 percent overall increase. All Items less Food and Energy increased 0.2 percent over the month, with subcategories mostly similar. Used Cars and Trucks is the only category to have a significant over-the-year index decrease, falling 2.1 percent.

The official BLS news release is available here: www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cpi.pdf