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22-1499-ATL
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

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Consumer Price Index, Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell — June 2022

Area prices up 11.5 percent over the past 12 months

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell increased 2.4 percent from April to June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Regional Commissioner Janet S. Rankin noted that the index for all items less food and energy advanced 1.5 percent over the bi-monthly period. The energy index and the food index also increased from April to June, up 11.2 percent and 2.1 percent, respectively. (Data in this report are not seasonally adjusted. Accordingly, bi-monthly changes may reflect the impact of seasonal influences.)

The all items CPI-U advanced 11.5 percent for the 12 months ending in June. The index for all items less food and energy rose 9.7 over the past year. The energy index (+31.9 percent) and the food index (+10.1 percent) also increased over the past 12 months. (See chart 1 and table 1.)

Food

The food index rose 2.1 percent from April to June, led by a 3.0 percent increase in the food at home index. The food away from home index also increased over the bi-monthly period, up 1.0 percent.

The food index jumped 10.1 percent for the 12 months ending in June. The food at home and the food away from home indexes each advanced over the past year, up 11.0 percent and 8.6 percent, respectively.

Energy

The energy index rose 11.2 percent from April to June, reflecting a 16.3-percent increase in the gasoline index.

The energy index advanced 31.9 percent for the 12 months ending in June. The gasoline index contributed to the increase, up 50.8 percent over the past year.   

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy rose 1.5 percent from April to June, reflecting increases across several indexes, most notable, shelter (+2.5 percent). In contrast, the apparel index declined 6.9 percent over bi-monthly period.

The index for all items less food and energy advanced 9.7 percent for the 12 months ending in June. Several indexes contributed to the increase, including shelter (+11.2 percent) and new and used motor vehicles (+16.0 percent).

Table A. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, CPI-U 2-month and 12-month percent changes, all items index, not seasonally adjusted
Month 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
2-month 12-month 2-month 12-month 2-month 12-month 2-month 12-month 2-month 12-month

February

1.2 3.3 1.2 1.3 0.8 2.9 1.6 2.4 2.3 10.6

April

0.2 2.8 1.4 2.5 -1.8 -0.3 1.6 6.0 1.9 10.8

June

1.2 2.8 -0.1 1.1 1.1 0.9 1.8 6.7 2.4 11.5

August

0.3 2.2 1.3 2.2 1.2 0.7 1.1 6.6

October

-1.0 1.6 -0.2 3.0 0.3 1.2 1.5 7.9

December

-0.6 1.4 -0.3 3.3 0.1 1.6 1.9 9.8

The Consumer Price Index for July 2022 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. (ET).


Technical Note

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time in a fixed market basket of goods and services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups: (1) a CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) which covers approximately 93 percent of the total population and (2) a CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which covers 29 percent of the total population. The CPI-U includes, in addition to wage earners and clerical workers, groups such as professional, managerial, and technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.

The CPI is based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels, transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services, drugs, and the other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. Each month, prices are collected in 75 urban areas across the country from about 6,000 housing units and approximately 22,000 retail establishments—department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling stations, and other types of stores and service establishments. All taxes directly associated with the purchase and use of items are included in the index.

The index measures price changes from a designated reference date; for most of the CPI-U the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100. An increase of 7 percent from the reference base, for example, is shown as 107.000.  Alternatively, that relationship can also be expressed as the price of a base period market basket of goods and services rising from $100 to $107. For further details see the CPI home page on the Internet at www.bls.gov/cpi and the CPI section of the BLS Handbook of Methods available on the internet at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/cpi/.

In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each location are averaged together with weights that represent their importance in the spending of the appropriate population group. Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average. Because the sample size of a local area is smaller, the local area index is subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error than the national index. In addition, local indexes are not adjusted for seasonal influences. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are quite similar. NOTE: Area indexes do not measure differences in the level of prices between cities; they only measure the average change in prices for each area since the base period.

The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, Core Based Statistical Area covered in this release is comprised of Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton Counties in Georgia.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Telecommunications Relay Service: 7-1-1.

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Indexes and percent changes for selected periods
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group

Indexes Percent change from-
Apr.
2022
May
2022
Jun.
2022
Jun.
2021
Apr.
2022
May
2022

Expenditure category

All Items

284.925 - 291.764 11.5 2.4 -

All items (1967=100)

859.247 - 879.870 - - -

Food and beverages

290.222 - 296.293 9.7 2.1 -

Food

305.231 - 311.769 10.1 2.1 -

Food at home

283.096 287.780 291.569 11.0 3.0 1.3

Cereals and bakery products

235.392 - 245.886 10.0 4.5 -

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

331.659 - 340.321 11.5 2.6 -

Dairy and related products

242.268 - 272.138 14.6 12.3 -

Fruits and vegetables

325.914 - 329.241 7.5 1.0 -

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials(1)

305.963 - 313.100 18.3 2.3 -

Other food at home

243.165 - 246.888 8.8 1.5 -

Food away from home

340.431 - 343.877 8.6 1.0 -

Alcoholic beverages

159.005 - 161.203 3.5 1.4 -

Housing

292.048 - 299.226 11.0 2.5 -

Shelter

326.384 330.505 334.585 11.2 2.5 1.2

Rent of primary residence

341.221 345.113 350.376 12.2 2.7 1.5

Owners' equiv. rent of residences(2)

319.701 324.644 327.845 12.1 2.5 1.0

Owners' equiv. rent of primary residence(2)

319.701 324.644 327.845 12.1 2.5 1.0

Fuels and utilities

- - - - - -

Household energy

- - - - - -

Energy Services

- - - - - -

Electricity

- - - - - -

Utility (piped) gas service

- - - - - -

Household furnishings and operations

142.602 - 144.240 9.2 1.1 -

Apparel

159.388 - 148.389 4.8 -6.9 -

Transportation

279.332 - 296.288 23.8 6.1 -

Private transportation

281.796 - 299.144 22.9 6.2 -

New and used motor vehicles(3)

141.523 - 144.988 16.0 2.4 -

New vehicles(1)

291.412 - 295.850 - 1.5 -

Used cars and trucks(1)

311.211 - 320.853 6.7 3.1 -

Motor fuel

335.758 352.345 390.392 51.3 16.3 10.8

Gasoline (all types)

332.733 348.861 386.937 50.8 16.3 10.9

Unleaded regular(4)

326.739 343.072 381.261 51.8 16.7 11.1

Unleaded midgrade(4)(5)

416.373 432.148 475.293 46.3 14.2 10.0

Unleaded premium(4)

352.204 365.229 398.771 43.5 13.2 9.2

Medical Care

- - - - - -

Recreation(3)

94.198 - 96.541 10.5 2.5 -

Education and communication(3)

140.167 - 140.548 -1.2 0.3 -

Tuition, other school fees, and child care(1)

1,551.696 - 1,555.195 0.9 0.2 -

Other goods and services

452.186 - 453.289 9.4 0.2 -

Commodity and service group

All Items

284.925 - 291.764 11.5 2.4 -

Commodities

215.179 - 221.204 14.1 2.8 -

Commodities less food & beverages

179.851 - 185.744 16.6 3.3 -

Nondurables less food & beverages

226.858 - 236.977 20.0 4.5 -

Durables

133.749 - 136.243 12.6 1.9 -

Services

349.880 - 357.365 9.9 2.1 -

Special aggregate indexes

All items less medical care

272.834 - 279.894 12.2 2.6 -

All items less shelter

272.160 - 278.543 11.7 2.3 -

Commodities less food

178.574 - 184.282 16.1 3.2 -

Nondurables

253.814 - 261.812 14.3 3.2 -

Nondurables less food

219.814 - 229.108 18.7 4.2 -

Services less rent of shelter(2)

391.302 - 397.960 8.3 1.7 -

Services less medical care services

331.633 - 339.433 10.6 2.4 -

Energy

284.089 292.988 315.895 31.9 11.2 7.8

All items less energy

285.145 - 289.792 9.8 1.6 -

All items less food and energy

282.346 - 286.670 9.7 1.5 -

Footnotes
(1) Index is on a December 1977=100 base.
(2) Index is on a December 1982=100 base.
(3) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(4) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(5) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.

- Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date. Data not seasonally adjusted.

 

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022