Sticky-Price CPI

Published by 11:00 a.m. (ET) on the day of the CPI release, the sticky price index sorts the components of the consumer price index (CPI) into either flexible or sticky (slow to change) categories based on the frequency of their price adjustment.

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Latest update: 1.7 percent — February 10, 2021

The Atlanta Fed's sticky-price consumer price index (CPI)—a weighted basket of items that change price relatively slowly—increased 1.1 percent (on an annualized basis) in January, following a 1.0 percent increase in December. On a year-over-year basis, the series is up 1.7 percent.

On a core basis (excluding food and energy), the sticky-price index increased 0.9 percent (annualized) in January, and its 12-month percent change was 1.5 percent.

The flexible cut of the CPI—a weighted basket of items that change price relatively frequently—increased 11.4 percent (annualized) in January, and is up 1.8 percent on a year-over-year basis.

*The Sticky CPI has been revised to incorporate recalculated seasonal factors for 2016-2020 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a result, some of the figures may differ from previous press releases.

Sticky CPI

Core Sticky CPI

Flexible CPI

Core Flexible CPI

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