US: Annual core CPI stays unchanged at 2.2% in September vs 2.3% expected

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“The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent in September on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.2 percent in August,” the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Key highlights from the press release

  • Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 2.3 percent before seasonal adjustment.
  • The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in September, the same increase as in August.
  • The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.2 percent for the 12 months ending September and the food index increased 1.4 percent; these were both the same rate of increase as for the 12 months ending August.  
  • The energy index rose 4.8 percent over the last year, a notably smaller increase than the 10.2-percent increase for the 12 month period ending August. 
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