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The Inflation Project

July 15, 2011

Atlanta Fed's sticky price CPI—headline and core—decelerated

Growth in the sticky price CPI measure—the weighted basket of goods consumers purchase that change prices relatively infrequently—rose 1 percent (annualized) in June. The 12-month index rose 1.4 percent, below the longer-term trend for the series.

The sticky price index increased 0.8 percent (annualized) on a core basis (excluding food and energy), and the 12-month index rose 1.3 percent, an acceleration since mid-year 2010.

The flexible cut of the CPI—a weighted basket of goods that change price relatively frequently—declined at a 11.4 percent annual rate, and was up 8.6 percent from year-earlier levels. Excluding food and energy, flexible CPI rose 15.5 percent (annual rate) and was up 3.4 percent from year-earlier levels.

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