May 18, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Consumer prices increase 3.2 percent in 12 months

Percent change for 12 months ended April 2011, Consumer Price Index for All Urban consumers, not seasonally adjusted
Index Percent change

All items

3.2

Food

3.2

Energy

19.0

Shelter

1.0

New vehicles

2.4

Used cars and trucks

3.3

Apparel

0.1

Household furnishings and operations

-0.9

These data are featured in the TED article, Consumer prices increase 3.2 percent in 12 months.