Friday, April 17, 2015

BLS: CPI increased 0.2% in March, Core CPI increased 0.2%

by Bill McBride on 4/17/2015 08:32:00 AM

From the BLS:

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index declined 0.1 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in March, the same increase as in January and February.
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I'll post a graph later today after the Cleveland Fed releases the median and trimmed-mean CPI. This was lower than the consensus forecast of a 0.2% increase for CPI, and at the forecast of a 0.2% increase in core CPI.