August 16, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Consumer prices increase 1.4 percent from July 2011 to July 2012

Percent change, July 2011—July 2012, and relative importance, June 2012, Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, by expenditure category
Expenditure category Relative importance, June 2012 Percent change, July 2011—July 2012

All items

100.000 1.4


40.863 1.4


17.214 -0.9

Food and beverages

15.157 2.3

Medical care

7.110 4.1

Education and communication

6.721 2.1


6.027 1.3


3.554 3.0

Other goods and services

3.354 2.3

These data are featured in the TED article, Consumer prices increase 1.4 percent from July 2011 to July 2012.



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