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Barbara Ruszel Economist
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November 15, 2017

The US Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.1 per cent in October from September, on a seasonally adjusted basis. In October, the energy index rose 6.4 per cent, influenced by notable increase in gasoline and fuel oil prices (10.8% and 11.7%, respectively). Food prices were stable this month, and shelter rose 0.3 per cent month to month.

Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 2.0 per cent before seasonal adjustment, down from 2.2 per cent year over year, last month. 

The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 per cent in October. For the 12-months ending in October, the index for all items less food and energy rose 1.8 per cent, the energy index increased 6.4 per cent, and the food index was up 1.3 per cent.


Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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