U.S. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)

March 2013

Chart: Percent Change from One Year Ago

On a seasonally adjusted basis the February CPI-U for all items increased 0.7 percent over the month. The index increased 2.0 percent from February 2012, not seasonally adjusted. The index for Gasoline increased by 9.1 percent for February, resulting in an over-the-year gain of 3.3 percent. Food prices were nearly flat at a 0.1 percent gain over the month. In the index for all items less food and energy, results ranged from a gain of 0.8 percent in Used Cars and Trucks to a decline of 0.4 percent in Medical Care Commodities. There was an overall monthly gain of 0.2 percent and a 12-month gain of 2.0 percent.

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