Consumer Price Index Inched Up 0.1% in June

Washington, DC, July 11, 2019-The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1% in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, the same increase as in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.6% before seasonal adjustment.

Increases in the indexes for shelter, apparel, and used cars and trucks more than offset declines in energy indexes to result in the seasonally adjusted all items monthly increase in June. The energy index fell 2.3% as all of the major energy component indexes declined. The food index was unchanged as the index for food away from home rose but the index for food at home declined. 

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.3% in June, its largest monthly increase since January 2018. Along with the indexes for shelter, used cars and trucks, and apparel, the indexes for household furnishings and operations, medical care, and motor vehicle insurance were among the indexes that increased in June. The indexes for recreation, airline fares, and personal care all declined in June. 

The all items index increased 1.6% for the 12 months ending June, a smaller increase than the 1.8% rise for the period ending May. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.1% over the last 12 months, and the food index increased 1.9%. The energy index, in contrast, declined 3.4% over the last 12 months.