For Release: Thursday, February 10, 2022
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Consumer Price Index, Riverside Area – January 2022
Area prices were up 1.5 percent over the past two months, up 8.6 percent from a year ago
Prices in the Riverside area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U),
advanced 1.5 percent for the two months ending in January 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported
today. (See table A.) Regional Commissioner Chris Rosenlund noted that the January increase was influenced
by higher prices for household furnishings and operations and shelter. (Data in this report are not seasonally
adjusted. Accordingly, bi-monthly changes may reflect seasonal influences.)
Over the last 12 months, the CPI-U rose 8.6 percent. (See chart 1 and table A.) Food prices rose 5.8 percent.
Energy prices jumped 35.3 percent, largely the result of an increase in the price of gasoline. The index for all
items less food and energy rose 6.3 percent over the year. (See table 1.)
Food prices advanced 1.2 percent for the two months ending in January. (See table 1.) Price changes for food
at home sub-categories were mixed, with an overall increase of 1.5 percent. Prices for food away from home
advanced 0.9 percent for the same period.
Over the year, food prices rose 5.8 percent. Prices for food at home rose 7.2 percent, influenced by higher
prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs (11.7 percent) and other food at home (10.5 percent). Since a year ago,
prices for food away from home increased 4.2 percent.
The energy index advanced 2.3 percent for the two months ending in January. The increase was mainly due to
higher prices for natural gas service (12.0 percent). Prices for electricity advanced 2.6 percent, and prices for
gasoline rose 0.8 percent for the same period.
Energy prices jumped 35.3 percent over the year, largely due to