The Consumer Price Index
January 2018

Release date: February 23, 2018

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Main contributors to the 12-month change in the CPI:

Main upward contributors:

  • Gasoline (+7.8%)
  • Food purchased from restaurants (+3.7%)
  • Homeowners’ replacement cost (+3.5%)
  • Air transportation (+12.2%)
  • Purchase of passenger vehicles (+1.4%)

Main downward contributors:

  • Electricity (-5.0%)
  • Travel tours (-2.5%)
  • Digital computing equipment and devices (-4.9%)
  • Video equipment (-10.0%)
  • Natural gas (-3.0%)

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Main contributors to the monthly change in the CPI, not seasonally adjusted:

Main upward contributors:

  • Telephone services (+6.5%)
  • Gasoline (+3.2%)
  • Food purchased from restaurants (+0.9%)
  • Air transportation (+3.3%)
  • Fresh vegetables (+3.7%)

Main downward contributors:

  • Furniture (-3.1%)
  • Footwear (-2.6%)
  • Women’s clothing (-1.6%)
  • Sporting and exercise equipment (-9.8%)
  • Meat (-0.7%)

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