Consumer Price Index May 2018




From The BLS:

Over the last 12 months, food prices increased 1.2 percent, with prices for food away from home rising 2.7 percent, and prices for food at home rising 0.1 percent. Prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increased 2.3 percent over the last year; that was the only one of the six major grocery store food groups to increase.
Energy prices increased 11.7 percent over the past year, with prices for three of the four major components rising. Gasoline prices increased 21.8 percent, fuel oil prices rose 25.3 percent, and electricity prices increased 1.0 percent. Prices for natural gas fell 0.8 percent over the year.
Prices for all items less food and energy rose 2.2 percent over the past 12 months. Prices for shelter rose 3.5 percent over the last 12 months, and prices for medical care services rose 2.3 percent. Prices that declined over the past 12 months include those for new vehicles, airline fares, used cars and trucks, and communication.



The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.2 percent in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 2.8 percent before seasonal adjustment. The indexes for gasoline and shelter were the largest factors in the seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index, as they were in April. The gasoline index increased 1.7 percent, more than offsetting declines in some of the other energy component indexes and led to a 0.9-percent rise in the energy index. The medical care index rose 0.2 percent. The food index was unchanged over the month. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in May. The shelter index rose 0.3 percent in May. The indexes for new vehicles, education and communication, and tobacco increased in May, while the indexes for household furnishing and operations, and used cars and trucks fell. The indexes for apparel, recreation, and personal care were unchanged. The all items index rose 2.8 percent for the 12 months ending May, continuing its upward trend since the beginning of the year. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.2 percent for the 12 months ending May. The food index increased 1.2 percent, and the energy index rose 11.7 percent.