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Sunday, October 24, 2021 8:31:17 AM EDT

CPI Updated 13-Oct-21 09:16AM ET
Total CPI in September was up 0.4% month-over-month ( consensus +0.3%) following a 0.3% increase in August, and core CPI, which excludes food and energy, was up 0.2% ( consensus +0.3%) following a 0.1% increase in August.

Indexes for food (+0.9%) and shelter (+0.4%) accounted for more than half of the all items increase.

The index for food at home jumped 1.2% after increasing 0.4% in August.

The energy index increased 1.3% after increasing 2.0% in August. The gasoline index was up 1.2% versus a 2.8% jump in August.

The new vehicles index increased 1.3% while the used cars and truck index fell 0.7%.

The index for owner's equivalent rent increased 0.4%.

The key takeaway from the CPI report was the year-over-year figures, which showed persistent inflation pressures. Total CPI was up 5.4%, versus 5.3% in August, and core CPI held steady at a lofty 4.0%.
All Items0.4%0.3%0.5%0.9%0.6%
Food and Beverages0.9%0.4%0.7%0.8%0.4%
Equivalent Rent0.4%0.3%0.3%0.3%0.3%
Motor Fuel1.2%2.8%2.4%2.5%-0.7%
Medical Care0.0%0.2%0.3%-0.1%-0.1%
Educ and Commun0.4%0.2%0.2%0.1%0.3%
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