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.

January's Sticky-Price CPI Rises — February 26, 2015

The Atlanta Fed's sticky-price consumer price index (CPI)—a weighted basket of items that change price relatively slowly—rose 2.2 percent (annualized) in January, following a 1.6 percent increase in December. 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 2.3 percent in January, 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—declined at an annualized rate of 25.0 percent in January. The flexible CPI is now 4.8 percent below year-ago levels.

Note that we have revised the sticky-price CPI to incorporate recalculated seasonal factors for 2010–14 from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and more closely align our methodology with BLS practices. As a result, some of the figures may differ from previous press releases, though these differences are not significant before 2010.

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Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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