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Consumer Price Index

September 2018

graph-Consumer Price Index, percent change from one year ago

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, the same increase as in July the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Increases in the indices for shelter and energy were the main contributors to the increase. The energy index increased 1.9 percent in August; a 3.0-percent increase in the gasoline index was the largest factor, but the other energy component indices also rose.

The all items index rose 2.7 percent for the 12 months ending August, a smaller increase than the 2.9 percent increase for the 12 months ending July.

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