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.

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Latest update: 4.5 percent — June 10, 2021

The Atlanta Fed's sticky-price consumer price index (CPI)—a weighted basket of items that change price relatively slowly—increased 4.5 percent (on an annualized basis) in May, following a 5.5 percent increase in April. On a year-over-year basis, the series is up 2.7 percent.

On a core basis (excluding food and energy), the sticky-price index increased 4.3 percent (annualized) in May, and its 12-month percent change was 2.6 percent.

The flexible cut of the CPI—a weighted basket of items that change price relatively frequently—increased 18.7 percent (annualized) in May, and is up 12.4 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Note: April's estimates have been revised to reflect newly available relative importance values from the BLS

Sticky CPI

Core Sticky CPI

Flexible CPI

Core Flexible CPI

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