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: 5.5 percent — May 12, 2021

The Atlanta Fed's sticky-price consumer price index (CPI)—a weighted basket of items that change price relatively slowly—increased 5.5 percent (on an annualized basis) in April, following a 3.5 percent increase in March. On a year-over-year basis, the series is up 2.4 percent.

On a core basis (excluding food and energy), the sticky-price index increased 5.7 percent (annualized) in April and its 12-month percent change was 2.3 percent.

The flexible cut of the CPI—a weighted basket of items that change price relatively frequently—increased 23.1 percent (annualized) in April and is up 10.3 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Note: We have corrected a programming error in the May 12 update. This correction has slightly changed April 2021's estimates for Sticky-Price CPI and Flexible-Price CPI.

Sticky CPI

Core Sticky CPI

Flexible CPI

Core Flexible CPI

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