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- Consumer Price Index
The headline CPI index rose at an annualized rate of 2.4 percent from February to March after increasing 1.2 percent in February and 1.7 percent in January. Excluding food and energy prices, the “core” CPI index advanced 2.5 percent after rising 1.4 percent last month. On a year-over-year basis, the headline CPI rose 1.5 percent, up from February’s 1.1 percent advance and closer in-line with January’s 1.6 percent and December’s 1.5 percent advances. The core CPI advanced 1.7 percent on a year-over-year basis, edging up from February’s 1.6 percent increase. The 16 percent trimmed-mean rose 2.4 percent and the median CPI advanced 2.6 percent in March. The trimmed-mean increased 1.7 percent on a year-over-year basis, a slight uptick from its 1.6 percent increase in February and January. The median CPI rose 2.1 percent on a year-over-year basis after advancing 2.0 percent for five of the past six months.