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Consumer prices increased in March 2024

CPI U.S. Economy


Modified 2024-04-11T13:43:23+00:00
Goran Soko / CSIMarket.com Contributer


The Consumer price Indexes increased by 0.4 % in March 2024 on the seasonally adjusted basis, reported by the U.S. Labor Department. Over the last 12 months, as the core rate increased on the higher rate than total consumer prices, cpi soared by 3.5 %.

With prices rising across the board, consumer had to paid more money for food, energy, gasoline, while within communication sector prices declined.

Closely monitored CPI excluding food and energy surged by 0.4 % equally to total consumer price index on the seasonally adjusted basis.
Core CPI excludes the volatile food and energy categories in order to provide better idea about longer-term inflationary trends.
Over the last 12 months, CPI excluding food and energy soared by 3.8 %.



Housing & Apparel   Food
Prices for housing have increased on the same pace like in previous month, housing surged by 0.4 % on the seasonally adjusted basis, energy services rose the most, by 0.7 %. Over the past 12 months, prices for housing grew by 4.7 %.


Apparel prices continue to grow by higher rate, apparel prices increased by 0.7 % on the seasonally adjusted basis, womens and girls apparel rose the most, by 1.7 %. Apparel prices rose by 0.4 % over the past 12 months.


Food & beverages prices have increased by higher rate than in previous period, food advanced by 0.1 % on the seasonally adjusted basis, meats, poultry, fish & eggs prices rose the most, by 0.9 %. Food prices grew by 2.2 % over the past 12 months.


-0.10% -1.20% 0.00% 0.00% 0.50% 2.20% 1.00% 7.50%
Fuels & Transportation
Energy and commoditie prices have increased by a smaller rate than a month ago, commodities by 0.1% and energy rose by 1.1 % on the seasonally adjusted basis, over the past 12 months, energy have climbed by 2.1 %.

CPI Fuel The Consumer Price Index for Transportation advanced by 0.80 %, from Feb. 2024 and went up by 4.00 %, from March 2023.

New vehicles decreased by -0.20 %, from Feb. 2024 and fell by -0.10 %, from March 2023.

Gasoline all types climbed by 1.70 %, from Feb. 2024 and rose by 1.30 %, from March 2023. Public transportation decreased by -1.00 %, from Feb. 2024 and fell by -5.60 %, from March 2023.



Consumer Price Index Y/Y
Consumer Price Indexes
CPI by Category
(from the same month a year ago change, % )
March 2024
final
Feb. 2024
final
Jan. 2024
final
Dec. 2023
final
Nov. 2023
final
Oct. 2023
final
All Items
3.5 % 3.2 % 3.1 % 3.4 % 3.1 % 3.2 %
All items ex. Food and energy
3.8 % 3.8 % 3.9 % 3.9 % 4 % 4 %
Food & beverages
2.2 % 2.2 % 2.6 % 2.7 % 2.9 % 3.3 %
Food at home
1.2 % 1 % 1.2 % 1.3 % 1.7 % 2.1 %
Meats poultry fish & eggs
1.3 % -0.5 % -0.9 % -0.1 % 0.1 % 0.4 %
Nonalcoholic beverages & beverage materials
2.4 % 2.3 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 2.9 % 3.3 %
Alcoholic beverages
2.4 % 2.4 % 2.3 % 2.5 % 2.9 % 3.7 %
Food away from home
4.2 % 4.5 % 5.1 % 5.2 % 5.3 % 5.4 %
             
Housing
4.7 % 4.5 % 4.6 % 4.8 % 5.2 % 5.2 %
Shelter
5.7 % 5.7 % 6 % 6.2 % 6.5 % 6.7 %
Lodging away from home
-1.9 % -0.4 % 1 % 0.2 % 0.9 % 1.2 %
Fuels & utilities
3.3 % 1.4 % -0.7 % -0.2 % 0.1 % -1.3 %
Household energy
2.8 % 0.2 % -2.4 % -1.7 % -1.4 % -3.2 %
Fuel oil & other fuels
-3.7 % -5.4 % -14.2 % -14.7 % -24.8 % -21.4 %
Energy services
3.1 % 0.5 % -2 % -1.1 % -0.1 % -2.3 %
Water & sewer & trash collection
5.3 % 5.3 % 5.5 % 5.2 % 5.4 % 5.3 %
Household furnishings & operations
-0.8 % -0.6 % 0.2 % 0.4 % 1.1 % 1.7 %
             
Apparel
0.4 % - % 0.1 % 1 % 1.1 % 2.6 %
Mens & boys apparel
1 % 2.7 % 1.7 % 1.3 % 2.8 % 5.3 %
Womens & girls apparel
-0.1 % -1.5 % -1 % 0.6 % 0.1 % 1.3 %
Infants & toddlers apparel
2.1 % 2.9 % -1.7 % 1.2 % 1.6 % 4.4 %
Footwear
1.5 % 0.8 % - % 0.7 % 0.7 % 1.1 %
             
Transportation
4 % 2.7 % 1.6 % 2.9 % 0.9 % 0.8 %
Private transportation
4.4 % 3 % 1.9 % 3.4 % 1.4 % 1.2 %
New & used motor vehicles
-0.8 % -0.3 % -1.1 % 0.2 % 0.1 % -1.7 %
New vehicles
-0.1 % 0.4 % 0.7 % 1 % 1.3 % 1.9 %
Used cars & trucks
-2.2 % -1.8 % -3.5 % -1.3 % -3.8 % -7.1 %
Motor fuel
1 % -4.2 % -6.6 % -2.3 % -9.2 % -5.6 %
Gasoline all types
1.3 % -3.9 % -6.4 % -1.9 % -8.9 % -5.3 %
Motor vehicle parts & equipment
-0.8 % -0.6 % 0.2 % 0.4 % 1.1 % 1.7 %
Motor vehicle maintenance & repair
8.2 % 6.7 % 6.5 % 7.1 % 8.5 % 9.6 %
Public transportation
-5.6 % -5.2 % -4.8 % -6.9 % -8.1 % -8.9 %
             
Medical care
2.2 % 1.4 % 1.1 % 0.5 % 0.2 % -0.8 %
Medical care commodities
2.5 % 2.9 % 3 % 4.7 % 5 % 4.7 %
Medical care services
2.1 % 1.1 % 0.6 % -0.5 % -0.9 % -2 %
Professional services
1.9 % 2 % 1.8 % 1.4 % 1.1 % 0.7 %
Hospital & related services
7.5 % 6.1 % 6.7 % 5.5 % 6.3 % 1.1 %
               
Recreation
- % - % - % - % - % - %
Video & audio
2.6 % 2.6 % 2.9 % 2.7 % 2 % 3.1 %
             
Education & communication
0.2 % 0.4 % - % -0.1 % -0.1 % 0.9 %
Education
-6.2 % -5.6 % -6.6 % -7.2 % -7.9 % -7.1 %
Educational books & supplies
-3 % -3.5 % -4 % -3.6 % -4.8 % -3.2 %
Tuition other school fees & childcare
2.7 % 3 % 2.7 % 2.7 % 2.7 % 2.9 %
             
Communication
-1.2 % -1.1 % -1.5 % -1.7 % -1.7 % -0.2 %
Information & information processing
-1.2 % -1.2 % -1.6 % -1.7 % -1.7 % -0.2 %
Telephone services
-1.8 % -2.1 % -2.1 % -1.9 % -1.7 % 0.4 %
Information technology hardware & services
-0.8 % -0.4 % -1.1 % -1.6 % -1.8 % -1 %
Personal computers & peripheral equi.
- % - % - % - % - % - %
             
Other goods & services
- % - % - % - % - % - %
Tobacco & smoking products
6.8 % 7.1 % 7.4 % 7.8 % 7.7 % 7.2 %
Personal care
4.2 % 4.2 % 5.3 % 5 % 5.2 % 6 %
Personal care products
3.4 % 4 % 3.5 % 3.3 % 4.3 % 5.1 %
Personal care services
3.8 % 3.9 % 4.2 % 3.7 % 3.9 % 5 %
Miscellaneous personal services
6.5 % 5.9 % 8.7 % 8.3 % 7.7 % 7.9 %
Commodities
0.6 % 0.3 % 0.1 % 0.8 % - % 0.4 %
Energy index
2.1 % -1.9 % -4.6 % -2 % -5.4 % -4.5 %


Consumer Price Index M/M
Consumer Price Indexes
CPI
(Month on Month change, % )
March 2024
final
Feb. 2024
final
Jan. 2024
final
Dec. 2023
final
Nov. 2023
final
Oct. 2023
final
All Items
0.4 % 0.4 % 0.3 % 0.3 % 0.1 % - %
All items ex. Food and energy
0.4 % 0.4 % 0.4 % 0.3 % 0.3 % 0.2 %
Food & beverages
0.1 % - % 0.4 % 0.2 % 0.2 % 0.3 %
Food at home
- % - % 0.4 % 0.1 % 0.1 % 0.3 %
Meats poultry fish & eggs
0.9 % 0.1 % - % 0.5 % -0.2 % 0.7 %
Nonalcoholic beverages & beverage materials
0.3 % -0.2 % 1.2 % 0.2 % 0.5 % -0.1 %
Alcoholic beverages
0.1 % - % 0.3 % 0.3 % -0.1 % 0.2 %
Food away from home
0.3 % 0.1 % 0.5 % 0.3 % 0.4 % 0.4 %
             
Housing
0.4 % 0.4 % 0.6 % 0.4 % 0.4 % 0.3 %
Shelter
0.4 % 0.4 % 0.6 % 0.5 % 0.4 % 0.3 %
Lodging away from home
0.1 % 0.1 % 1.8 % 0.4 % -0.9 % -2.5 %
Fuels & utilities
0.5 % 0.7 % 1.2 % 0.6 % 1.2 % 0.2 %
Household energy
0.6 % 0.8 % 1.2 % 0.7 % 1.5 % 0.2 %
Fuel oil & other fuels
-1.3 % 1.1 % -4.5 % -5.5 % -2.7 % -0.8 %
Energy services
0.7 % 0.8 % 1.4 % 0.9 % 1.7 % 0.5 %
Water & sewer & trash collection
0.3 % 0.5 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.3 % 0.3 %
Household furnishings & operations
0.1 % -0.1 % - % -0.4 % -0.4 % -0.1 %
             
Apparel
0.7 % 0.6 % -0.7 % 0.1 % -1.3 % 0.1 %
Mens & boys apparel
-1 % 0.8 % 1 % -0.4 % -2.4 % 0.5 %
Womens & girls apparel
1.7 % 0.3 % -1.6 % 0.3 % -1.2 % -0.2 %
Infants & toddlers apparel
-0.7 % 5.1 % -1.4 % -0.1 % -1.4 % 0.4 %
Footwear
0.5 % 1.6 % -0.9 % -0.4 % -0.5 % -0.4 %
             
Transportation
0.8 % 1.4 % -0.6 % 0.2 % -0.6 % -0.9 %
Private transportation
0.9 % 1.3 % -0.8 % 0.2 % -0.7 % -1 %
New & used motor vehicles
-0.2 % 0.6 % -1.4 % -0.2 % 0.9 % -0.4 %
New vehicles
-0.2 % -0.1 % - % 0.3 % -0.1 % -0.1 %
Used cars & trucks
-1.1 % 0.5 % -3.4 % 0.5 % 1.6 % -0.8 %
Motor fuel
1.6 % 3.7 % -3.3 % 0.1 % -6 % -4.9 %
Gasoline all types
1.7 % 3.8 % -3.3 % 0.2 % -6 % -5 %
Motor vehicle parts & equipment
0.1 % -0.1 % 0 % -0.4 % -0.4 % -0.1 %
Motor vehicle maintenance & repair
1.7 % 0.4 % 0.8 % -0.3 % 0.3 % 0.2 %
Public transportation
-1 % 2.3 % 1.3 % 0.7 % 1 % - %
             
Medical care
0.5 % - % 0.5 % 0.6 % 0.6 % 0.3 %
Medical care commodities
0.2 % 0.1 % -0.6 % -0.1 % 0.5 % 0.4 %
Medical care services
0.6 % -0.1 % 0.7 % 0.7 % 0.6 % 0.3 %
Professional services
- % - % 0.5 % 0.3 % 0.5 % -0.3 %
Hospital & related services
1 % -0.6 % 1.6 % 0.5 % 0.1 % 0.8 %
               
Recreation
-0.5 % -0.2 % 0.8 % -0.5 % -0.6 % 0.1 %
Video & audio
0.6 % 0.6 % 0.6 % 0.2 % -0.6 % -0.1 %
             
Education & communication
- % 0.4 % 0.4 % 0.1 % -0.3 % -0.2 %
Education
-1.2 % 0.2 % 0.6 % -0.2 % -2.6 % -1.3 %
Educational books & supplies
-0.9 % 0.6 % -0.8 % 1.5 % -1.5 % -0.6 %
Tuition other school fees & childcare
0.2 % 0.4 % 0.4 % 0.2 % 0.1 % - %
             
Communication
-0.1 % 0.5 % 0.5 % - % -0.6 % -0.3 %
Information & information processing
-0.1 % 0.4 % 0.5 % - % -0.6 % -0.3 %
Telephone services
-0.2 % - % - % 0.1 % - % 0.1 %
Information technology hardware & services
-0.1 % 0.8 % 1 % -0.1 % -1.1 % -0.7 %
Personal computers & peripheral equi.
- % - % - % - % - % - %
             
Other goods & services
0.4 % -0.3 % 0.5 % -0.2 % 0.2 % 0.6 %
Tobacco & smoking products
0.4 % 0.8 % 0.3 % -0.1 % 1.1 % 1.9 %
Personal care
0.4 % -0.5 % 0.6 % -0.3 % - % 0.4 %
Personal care products
0.2 % 1 % 0.5 % -1.1 % -0.6 % 0.4 %
Personal care services
0.1 % 0.3 % 0.7 % 0.1 % 0.3 % 0.4 %
Miscellaneous personal services
1.3 % -1.3 % 1.2 % 0.1 % 0.3 % 0.1 %
Commodities
0.1 % 0.4 % -0.3 % 0.1 % -0.7 % -0.4 %
Energy index
1.1 % 2.3 % -0.9 % 0.4 % -2.3 % -2.5 %

Source: Department of Labor





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