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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – JANUARY 2022
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were found in tables in the PDF version of the news release. Data found elsewhere including the
text version of the news release are correct as originally published.)
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in January on a
seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months,
the all items index increased 7.5 percent before seasonal adjustment.
Increases in the indexes for food, electricity, and shelter were the largest contributors to the seasonally
adjusted all items increase. The food index rose 0.9 percent in January following a 0.5-percent increase
in December. The energy index also increased 0.9 percent over the month, with an increase in the
electricity index being partially offset by declines in the gasoline index and the natural gas index.
The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.6 percent in January, the same increase as in
December. This was the seventh time in the last 10 months it has increased at least 0.5 percent. Along
with the index for shelter, the indexes for household furnishings and operations, used cars and trucks,
medical care, and apparel were among many indexes that increased over the month.
The all items index rose 7.5 percent for the 12 months ending January, the largest 12-month increase
since the period ending February 1982. The all items less food and energy index rose 6.0 percent, the
largest 12-month change since the period ending August 1982. The energy index rose 27.0 percent
over the last year, and the food index increased 7.0 percent.