BLS Releases March 2018 Consumer Price Index (April 2018)
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) decreased 0.2 percent in March of 2018 on a seasonally-adjusted basis. An decrease in the index for gasoline was 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 0.2 percent in March. The indexes for shelter, medical care, personal care, motor vehicle insurance, and airline fares increased in March.
The all items index has risen 2.4 percent over the last 12 months ending in March, the largest increase since the period ending March 2017.
The full press release can be found via the link below.
Next release is Thursday, May 10, 2018, for the April 2018 Consumer Price Index.