The CPI-U for the West region rose 1.5 percent from June 2012 to June 2013 led by an increase of 2.6 percent in shelter costs. Food prices rose 1.2 percent and energy prices were up 0.9 percent. Excluding food and energy, the index for the West increased 1.6 percent over the year.
Among the regions, the index for the South rose 0.4 percent and prices in the Midwest were up 0.3 percent in June. Over the year, prices advanced 2.2 percent in the Midwest and 1.9 percent in the South. Price increases in the Northeast matched those of the West at 0.1 percent for the month and 1.5 percent over the year.