October CPI Highlights


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released October 2017 Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) today. Shown below are historical inflation rates through October 2017 for selected CPI categories.

BLS CPI Inflation Rates Through October 2017
Category Name 1 Month Oct ’17 Oct ’17 / Dec ’16 1 Year Oct ’17 3 Year Oct ’17 5 Year Oct ’17 10 Year Oct ’17 20 Year Oct ’17
Alcoholic beverages at home 0.4% 5.7% 0.9% 0.8% 0.9% 1.1% 1.5%
APPAREL 1.1% -0.3% -0.6% -0.6% 1.0% 0.6% -0.2%
Cereals and bakery products -0.3% 6.2% -0.6% -0.1% 0.2% 1.9% 2.1%
Cigarettes 1.6% 1.4% 7.7% 4.9% 4.2% 6.5% 0.0%
Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements 0.1% 3.1% -1.0% -0.8% -0.2% 0.5% 1.0%
Dairy and related products 0.3% 5.6% -0.5% -1.7% 0.2% 0.6% 2.0%
Eggs 5.4% 7.8% 5.2% -4.1% -1.0% 0.2% 2.2%
Fats and oils 0.0% 3.6% 1.5% -0.5% -0.1% 2.7% 2.4%
Fruits and vegetables 0.9% 6.6% 1.4% 0.2% 1.3% 1.3% 2.3%
Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products 0.1% -2.0% -0.3% -0.4% -0.2% -0.1% 0.0%
Household cleaning products 0.6% 0.4% -1.5% -0.3% -0.8% 0.5% 0.0%
HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS and OPERATIONS 0.2% 1.6% -0.9% -0.8% -0.9% -0.5% -0.2%
Household paper products -0.3% 1.2% 0.2% -0.3% 0.1% 2.1% 0.0%
Meats, poultry, and fish 0.0% 8.0% 1.3% -1.3% 1.5% 2.4% 2.6%
Medical equipment and supplies -0.2% 1.1% 0.5% -0.5% -0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Miscellaneous household products 0.2% 2.8% -0.4% -0.9% -0.7% 0.3% 0.0%
MISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL GOODS 2.1% 7.3% 0.2% -2.1% -1.6% -1.0% 0.0%
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials 0.3% 5.4% 0.7% 0.1% 0.0% 0.8% 1.0%
Nonprescription drugs 0.2% -0.4% 0.4% -0.3% -0.6% 0.0% 0.0%
Other foods -0.3% 2.9% 0.1% 0.6% 0.5% 1.7% 1.6%
Other household equipment and furnishings -0.1% -1.0% -7.2% -4.8% -4.5% -3.7% 0.0%
Other household fuels 1.4% 2.7% 10.5% -1.7% 1.1% 0.9% 4.8%
Other recreational goods 0.3% 1.6% -6.5% -6.3% -5.8% -4.5% 0.0%
Pets and pet products 0.1% 0.4% -0.7% -0.6% -0.2% 1.5% 1.6%
Photographic equipment and supplies -0.1% 1.8% 1.5% -1.4% -2.7% -3.5% -4.2%
Prescription drugs -0.3% 1.1% 1.0% 3.9% 3.2% 3.4% 3.8%
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION -1.4% -4.8% 3.4% -1.6% -1.6% 0.9% 1.7%
Recreational reading materials -1.9% -0.5% -0.8% -0.2% 1.2% 1.3% 1.4%
Sporting goods -0.1% 1.3% -1.9% -1.7% -1.4% -0.5% -0.5%
Sugar and sweets -0.5% 4.1% -0.1% 0.9% 0.0% 1.9% 1.9%
Tobacco products other than cigarettes 1.1% 2.7% 6.2% 3.5% 2.9% 5.2% 0.0%
Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies 0.5% 1.3% -0.8% -0.8% -0.6% -0.5% 0.0%
Video and audio -0.3% -0.4% 4.4% 1.7% 1.0% 0.1% 0.2%

Note: Capitalized BLS Category Names Denote a Major BLS CPI Category Group
Inflation rates shown above are seasonally unadjusted averages


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