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.
Annualized Sticky-Price CPI Rose 3.5 Percent — May 22, 2015
The Atlanta Fed's sticky-price consumer price index (CPI)—a weighted basket of items that change price relatively slowly—rose 3.5 percent (annualized) in April, following a 2.3 percent increase in March. 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 3.6 percent in April, and its 12-month percent change was 2.1 percent.
The flexible cut of the CPI—a weighted basket of items that change price relatively frequently—fell at an annualized rate of 4.6 percent in April. The flexible CPI is 4.7 percent below year-ago levels.
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Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Core Sticky CPI
Core Flexible CPI