The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.0 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.3 percent in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 8.6 percent before seasonal adjustment.
The increase was broad-based, with the indexes for shelter, gasoline, and food being the largest contributors. After declining in April, the energy index rose 3.9 percent over the month with the gasoline index rising 4.1 percent and the other major component indexes also increasing. The energy index rose 34.6 percent over the last year, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending September 2005.
The index for all items less food and energy rose 6.0 percent over the past 12 months. The increase was broad-based, reflecting advances in almost all major component indexes. The shelter index rose 5.5 percent over the last year, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending February 1991. The index for household furnishings and operations increased 8.9 percent over the last 12 months. The index for new vehicles rose 12.6 percent and the index for used cars and trucks increased 16.1 percent over the year, while the index for airline fares rose 37.8 percent.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Post by: Republic of Turkiye Ministry of Trade