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  • Area Prices Were up 2.3 Percent From a Year Ago
    by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Published - 08/20/14 - 09:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Area Prices Were up 2.3 Percent From a Year Ago
    Area Prices Were up 2.3 Percent From a Year Ago
    (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) - According to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the West Region registered little movement in July, up 0.1 percent. The July index was strongly influenced by higher prices for shelter and lower prices for apparel. Energy costs rose 0.2 percent in July and food prices advanced 0.5 percent. The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged over the month.

    The CPI-U for the West region rose 2.3 percent from July 2013 to July 2014. Energy costs, which include gasoline and household fuels, advanced 3.0 percent and food prices were up 2.9 percent. Excluding food and energy, the CPI-U increased 2.2 percent over the year.

    Among the regions, the index for the Midwest declined 0.3 percent, and prices in the Northeast (0.1 percent) and South (-0.1 percent) were little changed in July. Over the year, prices were up 1.8 percent in the Northeast and Midwest and were 2.0 percent higher in the South.

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