The CPI-U increased 0.2 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis. Increases in shelter and food indices accounted for most of the seasonally adjusted all items increase. The food index increased 0.4 percent. The energy index declined slightly as decreases in the gasoline and fuel oil indices more than offset increases in the indices for electricity and natural gas. The index for all items less food and energy also rose 0.2 percent.
Over the last 12 months the all items index increased 1.5 percent before seasonal adjustment; this compares to a 1.1 percent increase for the 12 months ending February.
The official BLS news release is available here: www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cpi.pdf