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Consumer prices up 8.6 percent over year ended May 2022

June 14, 2022

From May 2021 to May 2022, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 8.6 percent, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending December 1981.

12-month percentage change, Consumer Price Index, selected categories, not seasonally adjusted
Month All items Food Food at home Food away from home Energy Gasoline (all types) Electricity Natural gas (piped) All items less food and energy Commodities less food and energy commodities Apparel

May 2012

1.7% 2.8% 2.7% 2.9% -3.9% -4.0% 0.2% -14.9% 2.3% 1.6% 4.4%

Jun 2012

1.7 2.7 2.6 2.9 -3.9 -4.3 0.5 -13.6 2.2 1.4 3.9

Jul 2012

1.4 2.3 1.9 2.9 -5.0 -5.5 -1.3 -12.7 2.1 1.1 3.0

Aug 2012

1.7 2.0 1.5 2.8 -0.6 1.8 -1.2 -11.2 1.9 0.7 1.7

Sep 2012

2.0 1.6 0.8 2.8 2.3 6.8 -1.5 -10.7 2.0 0.7 2.7

Oct 2012

2.2 1.7 1.0 2.7 4.0 9.1 -1.2 -8.4 2.0 0.7 3.0

Nov 2012

1.8 1.8 1.3 2.6 0.3 1.9 -0.7 -4.7 1.9 0.5 1.8

Dec 2012

1.7 1.8 1.3 2.5 0.5 1.7 -0.5 -2.9 1.9 0.3 1.8

Jan 2013

1.6 1.6 1.1 2.3 -1.0 -1.5 0.5 -2.5 1.9 0.4 2.1

Feb 2013

2.0 1.6 1.2 2.3 2.3 3.3 0.8 1.3 2.0 0.3 2.4

Mar 2013

1.5 1.5 1.0 2.3 -1.6 -3.1 0.9 1.8 1.9 0.0 0.8

Apr 2013

1.1 1.5 1.0 2.3 -4.3 -8.3 1.1 7.6 1.7 -0.1 0.3

May 2013

1.4 1.4 0.8 2.3 -1.0 -4.1 1.7 14.2 1.7 -0.2 0.2

Jun 2013

1.8 1.4 0.9 2.2 3.2 2.8 1.9 11.7 1.6 -0.2 0.8

Jul 2013

2.0 1.4 1.0 2.1 4.7 5.2 3.1 8.8 1.7 -0.2 1.6

Aug 2013

1.5 1.4 1.0 2.0 -0.1 -2.4 2.8 4.8 1.8 0.0 1.8

Sep 2013

1.2 1.4 1.0 1.9 -3.1 -7.5 3.2 5.3 1.7 -0.1 0.8

Oct 2013

1.0 1.3 0.8 1.9 -4.8 -10.1 3.0 4.4 1.7 -0.1 -0.2

Nov 2013

1.2 1.2 0.6 2.1 -2.4 -5.8 2.9 1.0 1.7 -0.2 -0.1

Dec 2013

1.5 1.1 0.4 2.1 0.5 -1.0 3.2 -0.1 1.7 -0.1 0.6

Jan 2014

1.6 1.1 0.5 2.0 2.1 0.1 4.4 4.9 1.6 -0.3 -0.3

Feb 2014

1.1 1.4 0.9 2.2 -2.5 -8.1 3.8 8.3 1.6 -0.4 -0.6

Mar 2014

1.5 1.7 1.4 2.3 0.4 -4.7 5.3 16.4 1.7 -0.3 0.5

Apr 2014

2.0 1.9 1.7 2.2 3.3 2.4 2.1 11.8 1.8 -0.3 0.6

May 2014

2.1 2.5 2.7 2.2 3.3 2.3 3.6 7.3 2.0 -0.2 0.8

Jun 2014

2.1 2.3 2.4 2.2 3.2 2.0 4.2 5.1 1.9 -0.2 0.9

Jul 2014

2.0 2.5 2.7 2.4 2.6 0.8 4.0 6.9 1.9 -0.3 0.3

Aug 2014

1.7 2.7 2.9 2.5 0.4 -2.8 4.1 5.8 1.7 -0.4 0.0

Sep 2014

1.7 3.0 3.2 2.7 -0.6 -3.6 2.8 5.8 1.7 -0.3 0.5

Oct 2014

1.7 3.1 3.3 2.8 -1.6 -5.0 3.1 3.4 1.8 -0.2 0.7

Nov 2014

1.3 3.2 3.4 2.9 -4.8 -10.5 2.8 3.2 1.7 -0.5 -0.3

Dec 2014

0.8 3.4 3.7 3.0 -10.6 -21.0 3.1 5.8 1.6 -0.8 -2.0

Jan 2015

-0.1 3.2 3.3 3.1 -19.6 -35.4 2.5 -0.4 1.6 -0.8 -1.4

Feb 2015

0.0 3.0 2.9 3.1 -18.8 -32.8 3.2 -6.5 1.7 -0.5 -0.8

Mar 2015

-0.1 2.3 1.9 2.9 -18.3 -29.2 0.9 -14.4 1.8 -0.2 -0.5

Apr 2015

-0.2 2.0 1.3 2.9 -19.4 -31.7 3.8 -16.3 1.8 -0.2 -0.8

May 2015

0.0 1.6 0.6 3.0 -16.3 -25.0 0.5 -15.4 1.7 -0.3 -1.5

Jun 2015

0.1 1.8 1.0 3.0 -15.0 -23.3 0.0 -13.0 1.8 -0.4 -1.8

Jul 2015

0.2 1.6 0.9 2.7 -14.8 -22.3 -0.7 -14.2 1.8 -0.5 -1.6

Aug 2015

0.2 1.6 0.8 2.7 -15.0 -23.3 -0.6 -11.5 1.8 -0.5 -0.9

Sep 2015

0.0 1.6 0.8 2.9 -18.4 -29.6 -0.4 -12.1 1.9 -0.5 -1.4

Oct 2015

0.2 1.6 0.7 2.9 -17.1 -27.8 -0.5 -11.0 1.9 -0.7 -1.9

Nov 2015

0.5 1.3 0.3 2.7 -14.7 -24.1 -0.2 -11.7 2.0 -0.6 -1.5

Dec 2015

0.7 0.8 -0.4 2.6 -12.6 -19.7 -1.2 -14.9 2.1 -0.4 -0.9

Jan 2016

1.4 0.8 -0.5 2.7 -6.5 -7.3 -2.4 -12.7 2.2 -0.1 -0.5

Feb 2016

1.0 0.9 -0.3 2.6 -12.5 -20.7 -3.0 -10.3 2.3 0.1 0.9

Mar 2016

0.9 0.8 -0.5 2.7 -12.6 -20.9 -1.7 -9.2 2.2 -0.4 -0.6

Apr 2016

1.1 0.9 -0.3 2.7 -8.9 -13.8 -2.1 -6.5 2.1 -0.5 -0.6

May 2016

1.0 0.7 -0.7 2.6 -10.1 -16.9 -1.3 -4.7 2.2 -0.5 0.5

Jun 2016

1.0 0.3 -1.3 2.6 -9.4 -15.4 -1.8 -5.0 2.2 -0.6 0.4

Jul 2016

0.8 0.2 -1.6 2.8 -10.9 -19.9 -1.0 -0.4 2.2 -0.6 0.3

Aug 2016

1.1 0.0 -1.9 2.8 -9.2 -17.8 -0.7 1.1 2.3 -0.5 0.3

Sep 2016

1.5 -0.3 -2.2 2.4 -2.9 -6.5 0.1 2.9 2.2 -0.6 -0.1

Oct 2016

1.6 -0.4 -2.3 2.4 0.1 -0.9 0.4 4.8 2.1 -0.5 0.7

Nov 2016

1.7 -0.4 -2.2 2.3 1.1 1.0 0.2 6.2 2.1 -0.7 0.3

Dec 2016

2.1 -0.2 -2.0 2.3 5.4 9.1 0.7 7.8 2.2 -0.6 -0.1

Jan 2017

2.5 -0.2 -1.9 2.4 10.8 20.3 1.0 10.1 2.3 -0.2 1.0

Feb 2017

2.7 0.0 -1.7 2.4 15.2 30.7 1.9 10.9 2.2 -0.5 0.4

Mar 2017

2.4 0.5 -0.9 2.4 10.9 19.9 1.6 10.3 2.0 -0.6 0.6

Apr 2017

2.2 0.5 -0.8 2.3 9.3 14.3 2.4 12.0 1.9 -0.6 0.5

May 2017

1.9 0.9 -0.2 2.3 5.4 5.8 2.7 12.8 1.7 -0.8 -0.9

Jun 2017

1.6 0.9 -0.1 2.2 2.3 -0.4 2.5 12.8 1.7 -0.6 -0.7

Jul 2017

1.7 1.1 0.3 2.1 3.4 3.0 2.6 7.5 1.7 -0.6 -0.4

Aug 2017

1.9 1.1 0.3 2.2 6.4 10.4 2.3 5.4 1.7 -0.9 -0.6

Sep 2017

2.2 1.2 0.4 2.4 10.1 19.3 1.7 3.8 1.7 -1.0 -0.2

Oct 2017

2.0 1.3 0.6 2.3 6.4 10.8 2.0 3.2 1.8 -1.0 -0.6

Nov 2017

2.2 1.4 0.6 2.4 9.4 16.5 2.5 3.6 1.7 -0.9 -1.6

Dec 2017

2.1 1.6 0.9 2.5 6.9 10.7 2.6 4.7 1.8 -0.7 -1.6

Jan 2018

2.1 1.7 1.0 2.5 5.5 8.5 2.4 0.2 1.8 -0.7 -0.7

Feb 2018

2.2 1.4 0.5 2.6 7.7 12.6 2.2 3.8 1.8 -0.5 0.4

Mar 2018

2.4 1.3 0.4 2.5 7.0 11.1 2.2 3.4 2.1 -0.3 0.3

Apr 2018

2.5 1.4 0.5 2.5 7.9 13.4 1.2 1.0 2.1 -0.4 0.8

May 2018

2.8 1.2 0.1 2.7 11.7 21.8 1.0 -0.8 2.2 -0.3 1.4

Jun 2018

2.9 1.4 0.4 2.8 12.0 24.3 -0.1 -2.1 2.3 -0.2 0.6

Jul 2018

2.9 1.4 0.4 2.8 12.1 25.4 -0.8 -1.3 2.4 0.0 0.3

Aug 2018

2.7 1.4 0.5 2.6 10.2 20.3 -0.5 0.1 2.2 -0.2 -1.4

Sep 2018

2.3 1.4 0.4 2.6 4.8 9.1 -1.2 -1.2 2.2 -0.3 -0.6

Oct 2018

2.5 1.2 0.1 2.5 8.9 16.1 0.7 -2.1 2.1 -0.1 -0.4

Nov 2018

2.2 1.4 0.4 2.6 3.1 5.0 0.6 -2.1 2.2 0.2 -0.4

Dec 2018

1.9 1.6 0.6 2.8 -0.3 -2.1 1.1 2.3 2.2 0.1 -0.1

Jan 2019

1.6 1.6 0.6 2.8 -4.8 -10.1 0.4 4.3 2.2 0.3 0.1

Feb 2019

1.5 2.0 1.2 2.9 -5.0 -9.1 0.0 -2.6 2.1 0.1 -0.8

Mar 2019

1.9 2.1 1.4 3.0 -0.4 -0.7 0.3 -1.4 2.0 0.0 -2.2

Apr 2019

2.0 1.8 0.7 3.1 1.7 3.1 0.6 -1.9 2.1 -0.2 -3.0

May 2019

1.8 2.0 1.2 2.9 -0.5 -0.2 -0.2 -2.6 2.0 -0.2 -3.1

Jun 2019

1.6 1.9 0.9 3.1 -3.4 -5.4 -0.3 -2.1 2.1 0.2 -1.3

Jul 2019

1.8 1.8 0.6 3.2 -2.0 -3.3 0.5 -2.9 2.2 0.4 -0.5

Aug 2019

1.7 1.7 0.5 3.2 -4.4 -7.1 -0.1 -3.5 2.4 0.8 1.0

Sep 2019

1.7 1.8 0.6 3.2 -4.8 -8.2 0.7 -2.7 2.4 0.7 -0.3

Oct 2019

1.8 2.1 1.0 3.3 -4.2 -7.3 0.4 0.2 2.3 0.3 -2.3

Nov 2019

2.1 2.0 1.0 3.2 -0.6 -1.2 0.5 1.1 2.3 0.1 -1.6

Dec 2019

2.3 1.8 0.7 3.1 3.4 7.9 -0.4 -3.5 2.3 0.1 -1.2

Jan 2020

2.5 1.8 0.7 3.1 6.2 12.8 0.5 -3.2 2.3 -0.3 -1.3

Feb 2020

2.3 1.8 0.8 3.0 2.8 5.6 0.6 -2.0 2.4 0.0 -0.9

Mar 2020

1.5 1.9 1.1 3.0 -5.7 -10.2 0.2 -2.9 2.1 -0.2 -1.6

Apr 2020

0.3 3.5 4.1 2.8 -17.7 -32.0 0.2 -1.9 1.4 -0.9 -5.7

May 2020

0.1 4.0 4.8 2.9 -18.9 -33.8 -0.2 -0.3 1.2 -1.0 -7.9

Jun 2020

0.6 4.5 5.6 3.1 -12.6 -23.4 0.1 -0.2 1.2 -1.1 -7.3

Jul 2020

1.0 4.1 4.6 3.4 -11.2 -20.3 -0.1 -0.3 1.6 -0.5 -6.5

Aug 2020

1.3 4.1 4.6 3.5 -9.0 -16.8 -0.1 -0.5 1.7 0.4 -5.9

Sep 2020

1.4 3.9 4.1 3.8 -7.7 -15.4 0.7 3.8 1.7 1.0 -6.0

Oct 2020

1.2 3.9 4.0 3.9 -9.2 -18.0 1.3 1.8 1.6 1.2 -5.5

Nov 2020

1.2 3.7 3.6 3.8 -9.4 -19.3 1.6 4.4 1.6 1.4 -5.2

Dec 2020

1.4 3.9 3.9 3.9 -7.0 -15.2 2.2 4.1 1.6 1.7 -3.9

Jan 2021

1.4 3.8 3.7 3.9 -3.6 -8.6 1.5 4.3 1.4 1.7 -2.5

Feb 2021

1.7 3.6 3.5 3.7 2.4 1.5 2.3 6.7 1.3 1.3 -3.6

Mar 2021

2.6 3.5 3.3 3.7 13.2 22.5 2.5 9.8 1.6 1.7 -2.5

Apr 2021

4.2 2.4 1.2 3.8 25.1 49.6 3.6 12.1 3.0 4.4 1.9

May 2021

5.0 2.2 0.7 4.0 28.5 56.2 4.2 13.5 3.8 6.5 5.6

Jun 2021

5.4 2.4 0.9 4.2 24.5 45.1 3.8 15.6 4.5 8.7 4.9

Jul 2021

5.4 3.4 2.6 4.6 23.8 41.8 4.0 19.0 4.3 8.5 4.2

Aug 2021

5.3 3.7 3.0 4.7 25.0 42.7 5.2 21.1 4.0 7.7 4.2

Sep 2021

5.4 4.6 4.5 4.7 24.8 42.1 5.2 20.6 4.0 7.3 3.4

Oct 2021

6.2 5.3 5.4 5.3 30.0 49.6 6.5 28.1 4.6 8.4 4.3

Nov 2021

6.8 6.1 6.4 5.8 33.3 58.1 6.5 25.1 4.9 9.4 5.0

Dec 2021

7.0 6.3 6.5 6.0 29.3 49.6 6.3 24.1 5.5 10.7 5.8

Jan 2022

7.5 7.0 7.4 6.4 27.0 40.0 10.7 23.9 6.0 11.7 5.3

Feb 2022

7.9 7.9 8.6 6.8 25.6 38.0 9.0 23.8 6.4 12.3 6.6

Mar 2022

8.5 8.8 10.0 6.9 32.0 48.0 11.1 21.6 6.5 11.7 6.8

Apr 2022

8.3 9.4 10.8 7.2 30.3 43.6 11.0 22.7 6.2 9.7 5.4

May 2022

8.6 10.1 11.9 7.4 34.6 48.7 12.0 30.2 6.0 8.5 5.0
12-month percentage change, Consumer Price Index, selected categories, not seasonally adjusted
Month New vehicles Medical care commodities Services less energy services Shelter Medical care services Education and communication

May 2012

1.3% 2.7% 2.5% 2.3% 3.9% 2.2%

Jun 2012

0.9 2.9 2.5 2.2 4.3 2.2

Jul 2012

0.8 3.4 2.5 2.1 4.4 2.1

Aug 2012

1.0 3.6 2.4 2.1 4.2 1.5

Sep 2012

1.0 3.3 2.5 2.2 4.4 1.5

Oct 2012

1.0 3.0 2.5 2.3 3.9 1.5

Nov 2012

1.4 2.3 2.5 2.2 3.7 1.5

Dec 2012

1.6 1.7 2.5 2.2 3.7 1.5

Jan 2013

1.7 1.5 2.5 2.2 3.6 1.6

Feb 2013

1.1 0.8 2.6 2.3 3.9 1.7

Mar 2013

1.1 0.6 2.5 2.2 3.9 1.8

Apr 2013

1.2 0.7 2.3 2.2 3.4 1.5

May 2013

1.1 0.0 2.3 2.3 2.9 1.3

Jun 2013

1.2 0.1 2.3 2.3 2.8 1.2

Jul 2013

1.2 -0.1 2.4 2.3 2.6 1.3

Aug 2013

1.1 0.0 2.4 2.4 3.1 1.6

Sep 2013

1.2 0.2 2.4 2.4 3.1 1.5

Oct 2013

1.0 0.5 2.3 2.3 2.9 1.6

Nov 2013

0.6 0.8 2.4 2.4 2.6 1.6

Dec 2013

0.4 0.3 2.3 2.5 2.5 1.6

Jan 2014

0.0 0.8 2.3 2.6 2.5 1.3

Feb 2014

0.3 1.7 2.2 2.6 2.4 1.1

Mar 2014

0.2 1.3 2.3 2.7 2.4 1.1

Apr 2014

0.4 1.6 2.6 2.8 2.7 1.5

May 2014

0.5 2.5 2.7 2.9 3.0 1.5

Jun 2014

0.0 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.6 1.6

Jul 2014

0.2 3.0 2.6 2.9 2.5 1.6

Aug 2014

0.4 2.6 2.5 2.9 1.9 1.5

Sep 2014

0.3 2.9 2.4 3.0 1.7 1.3

Oct 2014

0.6 2.6 2.5 3.0 1.9 0.8

Nov 2014

0.6 3.1 2.5 3.0 2.3 0.6

Dec 2014

0.5 4.8 2.4 2.9 2.4 0.4

Jan 2015

0.5 3.9 2.5 2.9 2.3 0.4

Feb 2015

0.6 3.9 2.5 3.0 1.8 0.4

Mar 2015

0.8 4.2 2.4 3.0 1.9 0.3

Apr 2015

0.8 4.1 2.5 3.0 2.6 0.3

May 2015

0.8 3.9 2.4 2.9 2.5 0.1

Jun 2015

1.2 3.3 2.5 3.0 2.3 0.1

Jul 2015

0.7 3.1 2.6 3.1 2.3 0.1

Aug 2015

0.6 3.4 2.6 3.1 2.2 0.1

Sep 2015

0.5 2.7 2.7 3.2 2.4 0.4

Oct 2015

0.1 2.8 2.8 3.2 3.0 1.0

Nov 2015

0.2 2.5 2.9 3.2 3.1 1.3

Dec 2015

0.2 1.5 2.9 3.2 2.9 1.4

Jan 2016

0.6 2.1 3.0 3.2 3.3 1.4

Feb 2016

0.6 2.2 3.1 3.3 3.9 1.2

Mar 2016

0.4 2.4 3.0 3.2 3.6 1.2

Apr 2016

0.0 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.1 1.2

May 2016

-0.2 2.0 3.2 3.4 3.5 1.1

Jun 2016

-0.4 2.8 3.2 3.5 3.8 1.1

Jul 2016

0.0 3.3 3.1 3.3 4.1 0.9

Aug 2016

0.0 4.4 3.2 3.4 5.1 0.7

Sep 2016

0.0 5.2 3.2 3.4 4.8 0.1

Oct 2016

0.3 5.0 3.0 3.5 4.1 -0.3

Nov 2016

0.2 4.3 3.0 3.6 3.9 -0.3

Dec 2016

0.3 4.7 3.1 3.6 3.9 -0.2

Jan 2017

0.9 4.7 3.1 3.5 3.6 -0.3

Feb 2017

0.5 4.1 3.1 3.5 3.4 -0.3

Mar 2017

0.2 3.9 2.9 3.5 3.4 -2.2

Apr 2017

0.4 2.6 2.7 3.5 3.1 -2.5

May 2017

0.3 3.3 2.6 3.3 2.5 -2.5

Jun 2017

0.0 3.2 2.5 3.3 2.5 -2.4

Jul 2017

-0.6 3.7 2.4 3.2 2.3 -2.5

Aug 2017

-0.7 2.4 2.5 3.3 1.6 -2.6

Sep 2017

-1.0 1.0 2.6 3.2 1.7 -2.1

Oct 2017

-1.4 0.9 2.7 3.2 1.9 -1.8

Nov 2017

-1.1 1.8 2.5 3.2 1.6 -1.7

Dec 2017

-0.5 2.3 2.6 3.2 1.6 -1.7

Jan 2018

-1.2 1.8 2.6 3.2 2.0 -1.7

Feb 2018

-1.5 1.6 2.6 3.1 1.8 -1.8

Mar 2018

-1.2 1.4 2.9 3.3 2.1 -0.2

Apr 2018

-1.6 1.9 2.9 3.4 2.2 0.1

May 2018

-1.1 2.7 3.0 3.5 2.3 0.5

Jun 2018

-0.5 2.4 3.1 3.4 2.5 0.8

Jul 2018

0.2 0.4 3.1 3.5 2.3 1.0

Aug 2018

0.3 0.3 3.0 3.4 1.9 1.2

Sep 2018

0.5 0.7 3.0 3.3 2.0 1.2

Oct 2018

0.5 0.7 2.9 3.2 1.9 0.9

Nov 2018

0.3 0.6 2.9 3.2 2.4 0.2

Dec 2018

-0.3 -0.5 2.9 3.2 2.6 0.2

Jan 2019

0.0 -0.3 2.8 3.2 2.4 0.3

Feb 2019

0.3 -1.1 2.7 3.4 2.4 0.6

Mar 2019

0.7 -0.6 2.7 3.4 2.3 0.8

Apr 2019

1.2 0.2 2.8 3.4 2.3 0.9

May 2019

0.9 -0.7 2.7 3.3 2.8 0.7

Jun 2019

0.6 -1.5 2.8 3.5 2.8 0.6

Jul 2019

0.3 -0.4 2.8 3.5 3.3 0.6

Aug 2019

0.2 0.1 2.9 3.4 4.3 0.6

Sep 2019

0.1 -0.3 2.9 3.5 4.4 0.4

Oct 2019

0.1 1.0 3.0 3.3 5.1 0.5

Nov 2019

-0.1 0.6 3.0 3.3 5.1 1.4

Dec 2019

0.1 2.5 3.0 3.2 5.1 1.4

Jan 2020

0.1 1.7 3.1 3.3 5.1 1.5

Feb 2020

0.4 1.8 3.1 3.3 5.3 1.5

Mar 2020

-0.4 1.3 2.8 3.0 5.5 1.5

Apr 2020

-0.6 0.7 2.2 2.6 5.8 1.6

May 2020

-0.3 0.8 2.0 2.5 5.9 1.6

Jun 2020

-0.2 1.3 1.9 2.4 6.0 1.4

Jul 2020

0.5 1.1 2.3 2.3 5.9 2.3

Aug 2020

0.7 0.8 2.2 2.3 5.3 2.3

Sep 2020

1.0 0.9 1.9 2.0 4.9 2.1

Oct 2020

1.5 -0.8 1.7 2.0 3.7 2.1

Nov 2020

1.6 -1.1 1.7 1.9 3.2 1.9

Dec 2020

2.0 -2.5 1.6 1.8 2.8 2.0

Jan 2021

1.4 -2.3 1.3 1.6 2.9 1.7

Feb 2021

1.2 -2.5 1.3 1.5 3.0 1.7

Mar 2021

1.5 -2.4 1.6 1.7 2.7 1.5

Apr 2021

2.0 -1.7 2.5 2.1 2.2 1.7

May 2021

3.3 -1.9 2.9 2.2 1.5 1.9

Jun 2021

5.3 -2.2 3.1 2.6 1.0 2.1

Jul 2021

6.4 -2.1 2.9 2.8 0.8 1.1

Aug 2021

7.6 -2.5 2.7 2.8 1.0 1.2

Sep 2021

8.7 -1.6 2.9 3.2 0.9 1.7

Oct 2021

9.8 -0.4 3.2 3.5 1.7 1.8

Nov 2021

11.1 0.2 3.4 3.8 2.1 1.7

Dec 2021

11.8 0.4 3.7 4.1 2.5 1.6

Jan 2022

12.2 1.4 4.1 4.4 2.7 1.6

Feb 2022

12.4 2.5 4.4 4.7 2.4 1.6

Mar 2022

12.5 2.7 4.7 5.0 2.9 1.5

Apr 2022

13.2 2.1 4.9 5.1 3.5 1.0

May 2022

12.6 2.4 5.2 5.5 4.0 0.8

The all items less food and energy index rose 6.0 percent over the last 12 months. The energy index rose 34.6 percent over the last year, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending September 2005. The food index increased 10.1 percent for the 12-months ending May, the first increase of 10.0 percent or more since the period ending March 1981.

Prices for food at home rose 11.9 percent over the last 12 months, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending April 1979. Prices for food away from home rose 7.4 percent over the last year, the largest 12-month change since the period ending November 1981.

Energy prices rose 34.6 percent over the past 12 months. Gasoline prices increased 48.7 percent over the span. Electricity prices rose 12.0 percent, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending August 2006. Prices for natural gas increased 30.2 percent over the last 12 months, the largest such increase since the period ending July 2008.

Shelter prices rose 5.5 percent over the last year, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending February 1991. Prices for household furnishings and operations increased 8.9 percent over the last 12 months. Prices for new vehicles rose 12.6 percent and prices for used cars and trucks increased 16.1 percent over the year, while prices for airline fares rose 37.8 percent.

These data are from the Consumer Price Index program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Consumer Price Index — May 2022." Also see more charts related to the latest Consumer Price Index news release.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer prices up 8.6 percent over year ended May 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/consumer-prices-up-8-6-percent-over-year-ended-may-2022.htm (visited December 09, 2022).