MBS MID-DAY: 2/17/2012

  • RTRS- CPI +0.2 PCT (+0.2079; CONSENSUS +0.3 PCT), EXFOOD/ENERGY +0.2 PCT (+0.2183; CONS +0.2 PCT)
  • RTRS- CPI YEAR-OVER-YEAR +2.9 PCT (CONS +2.9 PCT), EXFOOD/ENERGY +2.3 PCT (CONS +2.2 PCT)
  • RTRS- UNADJUSTED CPI INDEX 226.665 (CONS 226.60) VS DEC 225.672
  • RTRS- CPI ENERGY +0.2 PCT, GASOLINE +0.9 PCT, NEW VEHICLES 0.0 PCT
  • RTRS- CPI FOOD +0.2 PCT, HOUSING +0.1 PCT, OWNERS’ EQUIVALENT RENT OF PRIMARY RESIDENCE +0.2 PCT
  • RTRS- CORE CPI SEASONALLY ADJUSTED INDEX 227.684 VS DEC 227.188
  • RTRS- REAL EARNINGS ALL PRIVATE WORKERS 0.0 PCT (CONS +0.1 PCT) VS DEC +0.4 PCT (PREV +0.5 PCT)

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
0.2 percent in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months,
the all items index increased 2.9 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The indexes for food, energy, and all items less food and energy all
rose in January, each increasing 0.2 percent. Within the food group,
the index for food away from home increased while the index for food
at home was unchanged; within the energy group the gasoline index
increased while the index for household energy declined.

Within all items less food and energy, the apparel index rose
sharply, and the indexes for shelter, recreation, medical care, and
tobacco increased as well. The indexes for used cars and trucks and
for airline fares both declined, while the new vehicles index was
unchanged.

The all items index has risen 2.9 percent over the last 12 months, a
slight decrease from last month’s 3.0 percent figure. The index for
energy has risen 6.1 percent over the last year and the food index
4.4 percent; both figures are slight declines from last month. The
index for all items less food and energy has risen 2.3 percent, its
largest 12-month increase since September 2008.

Article source: http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/mortgage_rates/blog/247957.aspx

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