The Consumer Price Index increased 0.4% in September on a seasonally changed basis, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the last 12 months, the all products index increased 5.4%.
Prices for all products less food and energy, the “core CPI,” increased 0.2% in September after increasing 0.1% in August.
The food index increased 0.9% in September, after increasing 0.4% in August. The index for food in your home likewise increased 1.2% over the month, after increasing 0.4% in August. The food in your home boost was primarily due to the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, which increased 2.2% over the month. Food far from house increased, increasing 0.5%. The food index increased 4.6% over the last 12 months.
The energy index increased 1.3% in September after increasing 2.0% in August.
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