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CPI-Hottest Inflation since 1982

Rates are Higher today after the release of the highest CPI, since 1982

Consumer Price Index Summary

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8:30 a.m. (ET) February 10, 2022               USDL-22-0191	
	
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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – JANUARY 2022

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent 
in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 
reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 7.5 
percent before seasonal adjustment.

Increases in the indexes for food, electricity, and shelter were the largest 
contributors to the seasonally adjusted all items increase. The food index rose 
0.9 percent in January following a 0.5-percent increase in December. The energy 
index also increased 0.9 percent over the month, with an increase in the 
electricity index being partially offset by declines in the gasoline index 
and the natural gas index.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.6 percent in January, the 
same increase as in December. This was the seventh time in the last 10 months 
it has increased at least 0.5 percent. Along with the index for shelter, the 
indexes for household furnishings and operations, used cars and trucks, medical 
care, and apparel were among many indexes that increased over the month.  

The all items index rose 7.5 percent for the 12 months ending January, the 
largest 12-month increase since the period ending February 1982. The all items 
less food and energy index rose 6.0 percent, the largest 12-month change since 
the period ending August 1982. The energy index rose 27.0 percent over the last 
year, and the food index increased 7.0 percent. 


 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average

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