Year-Over-Year Core CPI Jumps Most Since 2008

Economists expected a 0.2% rise in the CPI but not a new high in the year-over-year core CPI.

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in July on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.1 percent in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 2.9 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The index for shelter rose 0.3 percent in July and accounted for nearly 60 percent of the seasonally adjusted monthly increase in the all items index. The food index rose slightly in July, with major grocery store food group indexes mixed. The energy index fell 0.5 percent, as all the major component indexes declined.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in July, the same increase as in May and June. Along with the shelter index, the indexes for used cars and trucks, airline fares, new vehicles, household furnishings and operations, and recreation all increased. The indexes for medical care and for apparel both declined in July.

The all items index rose 2.9 percent for the 12 months ending July, the same increase as for the period ending June. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.4 percent for the 12 months ending July; this was the largest 12-month increase since the period ending September 2008. The food index increased 1.4 percent over the last 12 months, and the energy index rose 12.1 percent.

One Month Core CPI

Year-Over-Year CPI

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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Bam_Man
Bam_Man

“Transitory”, as someone “With the Courage to Act’ would say. And meanwhile, bonds rally furiously as Turkey roasts on the weaponized currency market spit.

Carl_R
Carl_R

That seems in line with expectations. Year over year should fall the next couple months, however, but largely stay in this range for the next year.

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