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The Inflation Project


August 18, 2011

Atlanta Fed's sticky price CPI accelerated to 2.1 percent

The Atlanta Fed's sticky price CPI measure—the weighted basket of goods consumers purchase that change prices relatively infrequently—rose 2.1 percent (annualized) in July, following an average 1.5 percent growth pace over the previous four months. The 12-month index rose 1.5 percent.

The sticky price index increased 2.2 percent (annualized) on a core basis (excluding food and energy) in July, and the 12-month index rose 1.4 percent, accelerating since mid-year 2010.

The flexible cut of the CPI—a weighted basket of goods that change price relatively frequently—increased at a 16.6 percent annual rate in July and was up 8.8 percent from year-earlier levels.

Categories: consumer prices