BLS Releases June 2018 Consumer Price Index (July 2018)
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent in June of 2018 on a seasonally-adjusted basis. An increase in the indexes for gasoline, food, and shelter were the main contributor to the monthly increase.
Excluding the volatile costs of food and energy, the index for all items less food and energy rose by 0.1 percent in June. The indexes for medical care, used cars and trucks, new vehicles, and recreation all increased in June.
The all items index has risen 2.9 percent over the last 12 months ending in June, the largest 12-month increase since February of 2012.
The full press release can be found via the link below.
Next release is Friday, August 10, 2018, for the July 2018 Consumer Price Index.