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.

Sticky-Price CPI Growth Remains Stable — March 24, 2015

The Atlanta Fed's sticky-price consumer price index (CPI)—a weighted basket of items that change price relatively slowly—rose 1.9 percent (annualized) in February, following a 2.2 percent increase in January. The 12-month percent change in the index was 2.1 percent.

On a core basis (excluding food and energy), the sticky-price index rose 1.8 percent in February, and its 12-month percent change was 2.0 percent.

The flexible cut of the CPI—a weighted basket of items that change price relatively frequently—increased at an annualized rate of 4.8 percent in February. The flexible CPI is now 4.4 percent below year-ago levels.

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Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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