CPI Details: Where the costs are rising

The Consumer Price Index, a measure of the average price level of a basket of consumer goods and services, was up 0.2% for the month of September, while the core CPI rate, excluding energy and food, rose 0.2%. On a year-over-year basis, consumer prices were down 1.3%.

Here is a breakdown of the inflation benchmark to show you where costs are rising most.

  • CPI: Up +.2%
    • Ex Food & Energy: Up +.2%
    • Food: Down -.1%
    • Energy: Up +0.7%
  • Housing: Up +.02%
  • Apparel: Down Up +.14%
  • Transportation: Up +0.78%
  • Medical Care: Up +.43%
  • Recreation: Down -.13%
  • Education & Communication: Up +.08%
  • Other Goods & Svcs: Up +.27%

The change in core CPI figures show that at least for now, inflation is not an issue. Following the news, the futures remained down. In the pre-markets, financial stocks American Express, Bank of America , General Electric , JP Morgan Chase , and Travelers are leading the Dow to the downside.

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