Everyday Price Index

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Short-term trends appear to be changing.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Dairy products were the only grocery food prices to increase.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Gas prices are down 24 percent over a year ago.

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Drops in commodity prices are keeping energy and food prices low

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

AIER’s Everyday Price Index (EPI) decreased 1 percent in September after decreasing 0.5 percent in August.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

AIER’s Everyday Price Index (EPI) decreased 0.5 percent in August after registering no change in July. 

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

What is the Everyday Price Index?

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

AIER’s Everyday Price Index (EPI) was unchanged in July after increasing 0.8 percent in June. 

Friday, July 17th, 2015

The Everyday Price Index (EPI) increased 0.8 percent in June after increasing 1.1 percent in May. 

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

The Everyday Price Index (EPI) increased 1.1 percent in May after showing no change in April. On a not-seasonally-adjusted basis, the CPI increased 0.5 percent in May after rising 0.2 percent in April. AIER’s EPI is not seasonally adjusted. 

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

The Everyday Price Index (EPI) was unchanged in April after increasing 0.8 percent in March. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), on the other hand, recorded a 0.2 percent gain.

Friday, April 17th, 2015

The Everyday Price Index (EPI) increased 0.8 percent in March. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), on the other hand, increased less, recording a 0.2 percent gain.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

After three consecutive months of decline, the Everyday Price Index (EPI) increased 0.5 percent in February.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

The Everyday Price Index (EPI) decreased 1.5 percent in January in contrast to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which decreased 0.7 percent.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The Everyday Price Index (EPI) decreased 1.0 percent in December in contrast to a 0.4 decrease in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The Everyday Price Index (EPI) decreased 1.2 percent in November. A decrease in energy prices offset an increase in the prices for prescription drugs and childcare.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

The Everyday Price Index (EPI) decreased 1.0 percent in October because a decrease in energy prices offset price increases in food, prescription drugs, and recreation.

Monday, October 27th, 2014

The Everyday Price Index (EPI) decreased 0.2 percent in September as lower energy prices offset an increase in food. In contrast, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.1 percent in September because of an increase in the price of housing. Housing is not included in the EPI because housing prices are fixed by long-term contracts. The EPI measures prices that change from day-to-day.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

The Everyday Price Index (EPI) decreased 0.5 percent in August because an increase in food prices was offset by a decrease in energy prices. Similarly, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) decreased 0.2 percent in August. 

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

The Everyday Price Index (EPI) was unchanged in July because the increase in food prices was offset by a decrease in energy prices.

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