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: 2.7 percent — September 11, 2020

The Atlanta Fed's sticky-price consumer price index (CPI)—a weighted basket of items that change price relatively slowly—increased 2.7 percent (on an annualized basis) in August, following a 6.7 percent increase in July. On a year-over-year basis, the series is up 2.4 percent.

On a core basis (excluding food and energy), the sticky-price index rose 2.6 percent (annualized) in August, and its 12-month percent change was 2.3 percent.

The flexible cut of the CPI—a weighted basket of items that change price relatively frequently—increased 11.2 percent (annualized) in August, and is down 0.4 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Sticky CPI

Core Sticky CPI

Flexible CPI

Core Flexible CPI

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