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|In February, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis; rising 2.3 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in February (SA); up 2.4 percent over the year (NSA).|
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – FEBRUARY 2020
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.1 percent in February on a
seasonally adjusted basis, the same increase as in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported
today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 2.3 percent before seasonal adjustment.
Increases in the indexes for shelter and for food were the main causes of the increase in the seasonally
adjusted all items index, more than offsetting a decline in the energy index. The food index increased 0.4
percent over the month, with the food at home index rising 0.5 percent, its largest monthly increase since
May 2014. The index for energy fell 2.0 percent in February, with all of its major component indexes
The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in February, the same increase as in
January. Along with the index for shelter, the indexes for apparel, personal care, used cars and trucks,
education, and medical care were among those that increased in February. The indexes for recreation
and airline fares declined over the month.
The all items index increased 2.3 percent for the 12 months ending February, a smaller increase than the
2.5-percent figure for the period ending January. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.4
percent over the last 12 months. The food index rose 1.8 percent over the last 12 months, while the
energy index increased 2.8 percent over that period.