Everyday Prices Rise Modestly in August

– September 14, 2017

AIER’s Everyday Price Index rose 0.4 percent in August, ahead of the 0.3 percent gain in the Consumer Price Index. Despite the increase in the latest month, price increases overall remain modest in the U.S. economy. Over the past 12 months, the EPI has …

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Everyday Prices Drop in July, Trail the CPI

– August 11, 2017

AIER’s Everyday Price Index fell 0.1 percent in July, confirming the message from the Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index reports: price increases overall remain very modest in the U.S. economy. Over the past 12 months, the EPI has risen just …

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The Hidden Message in the Everyday Price Index

– July 14, 2017

Aggregates can provide a reasonable summary but can also be deceiving. AIER’s monthly Everyday Price Index rose 0.1 percent in June after being unchanged in May. Over the past 12 months, the EPI has risen just 0.9 percent. In aggregate, the performance …

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Everyday Prices Were Unchanged in May

– June 14, 2017

AIER’s monthly Everyday Price Index was unchanged in May because a decline in gasoline prices offset increases in food prices. The EPI measures price changes that people see in everyday purchases such as groceries, gasoline, utilities, and personal-car …

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Prices at Grocery Stores and Gas Stations Drive Everyday Prices Higher

– May 15, 2017

AIER’s monthly Everyday Price Index rose 0.6 percent in April led by price increases at grocery stores and gas stations. The EPI measures price changes that people see in everyday purchases such as groceries, gasoline, utilities, and personal-care prod …

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Growth in the Money Supply May Lift Everyday Prices

– April 14, 2017

AIER’s monthly Everyday Price Index decreased 0.2 percent in March. A decline in prices of household fuels, utilities, and telephone service offset higher food prices. The EPI measures price changes that people see in everyday purchases such as groceri …

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Everyday Prices Were Unchanged in February

– March 15, 2017

AIER’s monthly Everyday Price Index was unchanged in February because an increase in prices at grocery stores and restaurants was offset by a decline in gasoline prices. The EPI measures price changes that people see in everyday purchases such as groce …

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Food, Energy, and Health Care Lead Everyday Prices Higher

– February 15, 2017

AIER’s monthly Everyday Price Index rose 1 percent in January led by food, energy, and health-care prices. The EPI measures price changes that people see in everyday purchases such as groceries, gasoline, utilities, and personal-care products. Over the …

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Consumer Demand Fuels Entertainment Price Hikes

– January 18, 2017

AIER’s monthly Everyday Price Index inched up 0.2 percent in December, led by rising gasoline prices. The EPI measures price changes that people see in everyday purchases such as groceries, gasoline, utilities, and personal-care products. Over the past …

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Prices Fall for Common Holiday Gift Items

– December 15, 2016

AIER’s monthly Everyday Price Index fell 0.4 percent in November, led by lower gasoline prices. The EPI measures price changes that people see in everyday purchases such as groceries, gasoline, utilities, and personal-care products. The EPI including a …

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Falling Agricultural Prices Clip Grocery Increases

– November 17, 2016

AIER’s monthly Everyday Price Index dropped 0.1 percent in October as falling fuel and utility prices offset an increase for gasoline. The EPI measures price changes that people see in their everyday purchases, such as groceries, gasoline, utilities, a …

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Rising Gas Prices Nudge Everyday Prices Higher for September

– October 18, 2016

AIER’s monthly Everyday Price Index rose 0.2 percent in September, driven by a 2.3 percent jump in gasoline prices. Over the past 12 months, the index has fallen 0.1 percent. The EPI including apparel, a broader measure, rose 0.4 percent in September a …

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