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The Inflation Project


December 16, 2011

Sticky price consumer price index decelerates slightly

The Atlanta Fed's sticky price CPI measure—the weighted basket of goods consumers purchase that change prices relatively infrequently—rose 2.3 percent (annualized) in November, following an average 2.4 percent growth pace over the previous four months. The 12-month index rose 1.95 percent.

The sticky price index increased 2.3 percent (annualized) on a core basis (excluding food and energy) in November, and the 12-month index rose 1.9 percent, accelerating since midyear 2010.

The flexible cut of the CPI—a weighted basket of goods that change price relatively frequently—decreased at a 6.4 percent annual rate in November and was up 7.1 percent from year-earlier levels.

Categories: consumer prices