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Consumer Price Index

CPI Additional Publications

The Economics Daily

The Economics Daily article image Energy prices down 6.4 percent from March 2022 to March 2023

Over the 12 months ended March 2023, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 5.0 percent; this was the smallest 12-month increase since the year ending May 2021. Energy prices decreased 6.4 percent since March 2022. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

Monthly Labor Review article image Incorporating medical claims data in the Consumer Price Index

This article examines the possibility of including medical insurance claims data in the calculation of medical price indexes. read more »

Handbook Of Methods

Handbook Of Methods article image Consumer Price Index Presentation

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Beyond the Numbers

Beyond the Numbers article image Getting less for the same price? Explore how the CPI measures “shrinkflation” and its impact on inflation

This Beyond the Numbers article examines product upsizing and downsizing and explores how these concepts affect measurements in the CPI. Read on to find out more about how the CPI captures these changes, which types of products experienced the most change between 2015-2021, and its impact on inflation. read more »

Spotlight on Statistics

Spotlight on Statistics article image Inflation Experiences for Lower and Higher Income Households

This Spotlight presents consumer price indexes for groups of households at the lowest and highest end of the income distribution for urban households to examine how different spending patterns can change measures of inflation. read more »