CPI in April 2007

May 16, 2007

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) advanced 0.4 percent in April 2007, following a 0.6-percent increase in March.

Percent change from 12 months ago, Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, not seasonally adjusted, April 1998-April 2007
[Chart data—TXT]

The index for energy increased 2.4 percent after advancing 5.9 percent in March. In April, the index for petroleum-based energy rose 4.6 percent versus a 10.1-percent increase in March.

The food index rose 0.4 percent in April, slightly more than in March.

The index for all items less food and energy advanced 0.2 percent in April, following a 0.1-percent rise in March; the index for shelter rose 0.3 percent after advancing 0.1 percent in March, resulting from an upturn in the index for lodging away from home.

These data are from the BLS Consumer Price Index program. To learn more, see "Consumer Price Index: April 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-0708.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, CPI in April 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/may/wk2/art03.htm (visited November 26, 2014).

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