WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation in the United States slowed again last month in the latest sign that price increases are cooling despite the pressures they continue to inflict on American households.

Consumer prices rose 7.1% in November from a year ago, the government said Tuesday. That was down sharply from 7.7% in October and a recent peak of 9.1% in June.

It was the fifth straight slowdown. Measured from month to month, which gives a more up-to-minute snapshot, the consumer price index inched up just 0.1%.

All told, the latest figures provided the strongest evidence to date that inflation in the United States is steadily slowing from the price acceleration that first struck about 18 months ago.

Expenditure category Unadjusted percent change
Nov.
2021-
Nov.
2022
Oct.
2022-
Nov.
2022

All items

7.1 -0.1

Food

10.6 0.2

Food at home

12.0 0.0

Cereals and bakery products

16.4 0.8

Cereals and cereal products

16.6 0.5

Flour and prepared flour mixes

24.9 -1.0

Breakfast cereal

13.3 0.4

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

16.8 1.2

Rice

14.1 0.8

Bakery products

16.3 1.0

Bread

15.7 2.0

White bread

15.5 1.7

Bread other than white

15.5 2.3

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins

14.8 2.3

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

17.6 1.3

Cookies

19.2 1.5

Fresh cakes and cupcakes

14.4 1.5

Other bakery products

16.5 -0.7

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts

9.5 -0.3

Crackers, bread, and cracker products

19.9 -1.3

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers

19.4 -0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

6.8 -0.6

Meats, poultry, and fish

4.3 -0.8

Meats

1.1 -1.0

Beef and veal

-5.2 -1.1

Uncooked ground beef

-1.0 -0.9

Uncooked beef roasts

-8.1 -1.3

Uncooked beef steaks

-7.4 -1.2

Uncooked other beef and veal

-7.2 -1.5

Pork

1.2 -2.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products

2.2 -2.6

Bacon and related products

-1.1 -2.5

Breakfast sausage and related products

7.7 -2.8

Ham

7.8 -3.0

Ham, excluding canned

7.6 -2.9

Pork chops

1.6 1.1

Other pork including roasts, steaks, and ribs

-5.1 -2.0

Other meats

16.2 0.6

Frankfurters

13.4 0.7

Lunchmeats

18.4 0.4

Poultry

13.1 -0.8

Chicken

12.0 -0.8

Fresh whole chicken

13.7 0.5

Fresh and frozen chicken parts

11.6 -1.3

Other uncooked poultry including turkey

17.9 -1.0

Fish and seafood

6.5 0.2

Fresh fish and seafood

5.4 -1.4

Processed fish and seafood

7.7 1.8

Shelf stable fish and seafood

6.6 1.8

Frozen fish and seafood

8.8 2.0

Eggs

49.1 2.3

Dairy and related products

16.4 0.7

Milk

14.7 1.1

Fresh whole milk

13.1 1.4

Fresh milk other than whole

15.6 1.0

Cheese and related products

12.4 0.0

Ice cream and related products

17.5 1.9

Other dairy and related products

22.4 0.6

Fruits and vegetables

9.7 0.4

Fresh fruits and vegetables

8.0 0.8

Fresh fruits

6.6 0.8

Apples

7.4 0.6

Bananas

3.8 0.5

Citrus fruits

9.5 -1.1

Oranges, including tangerines

12.4 -1.7

Other fresh fruits

5.5 2.2

Fresh vegetables

9.6 0.8

Potatoes

16.2 -8.4

Lettuce

19.8 8.9

Tomatoes

3.6 5.0

Other fresh vegetables

7.4 0.6

Processed fruits and vegetables

15.8 -0.8

Canned fruits and vegetables

18.4 -1.5

Canned fruits

20.9 -0.7

Canned vegetables

16.2 -2.1

Frozen fruits and vegetables

14.9 0.4

Frozen vegetables

18.3 0.7

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried

10.4 -1.0

Dried beans, peas, and lentils

7.8 -0.7

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

13.2 -0.3

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks

12.9 -0.5

Carbonated drinks

12.8 -1.4

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks

7.3 1.7

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks

13.2 0.2

Beverage materials including coffee and tea

13.7 0.1

Coffee

14.6 -0.5

Roasted coffee

15.2 -1.1

Instant coffee

13.9 2.0

Other beverage materials including tea

12.1 1.2

Other food at home

13.9 -0.5

Sugar and sweets

13.1 -0.3

Sugar and sugar substitutes

14.1 -1.5

Candy and chewing gum

12.9 0.3

Other sweets

12.7 -1.3

Fats and oils

21.8 -1.5

Butter and margarine

34.2 -2.5

Butter

27.0 -3.5

Margarine

47.4 -2.3

Salad dressing

19.9 0.3

Other fats and oils including peanut butter

15.2 -1.8

Peanut butter

5.7 -1.6

Other foods

12.9 -0.3

Soups

15.0 -3.1

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

14.0 -0.6

Snacks

11.1 -0.8

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

11.1 -1.0

Salt and other seasonings and spices

6.9 -1.4

Olives, pickles, relishes

16.1 0.8

Sauces and gravies

13.7 -1.1

Other condiments

5.2 -2.8

Baby food

10.9 0.3

Other miscellaneous foods

14.6 0.9

Prepared salads

9.5 1.1

Food away from home

8.5 0.5

Full service meals and snacks

9.0 0.4

Limited service meals and snacks

6.7 0.6

Food at employee sites and schools

110.1 1.7

Food at elementary and secondary schools

254.1  

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors

11.5 0.5

Other food away from home

5.5 0.0
 

Energy

13.1 -2.5

Energy commodities

12.2 -3.2

Fuel oil and other fuels

41.7 1.1

Fuel oil

65.7 1.7

Propane, kerosene, and firewood

3.8 -0.5

Motor fuel

10.8 -3.5

Gasoline (all types)

10.1 -3.6

Gasoline, unleaded regular

9.8 -3.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade

10.7 -3.3

Gasoline, unleaded premium

12.4 -4.3

Other motor fuels

43.3 2.3

Energy services

14.2 -1.5

Electricity

13.7 -1.2

Utility (piped) gas service

15.5 -2.2
 

All items less food and energy

6.0 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

3.7 -0.8

Household furnishings and supplies

8.3 -0.2

Window and floor coverings and other linens

5.6 -1.8

Floor coverings

10.2 0.6

Window coverings

2.4 -1.4

Other linens

5.0 -2.8

Furniture and bedding

6.8 -0.8

Bedroom furniture

2.8 -0.5

Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture

10.3 -0.3

Other furniture

5.0 -2.8

Appliances

1.7 -0.5

Major appliances

-1.0 -1.4

Laundry equipment

0.1 -2.7

Other appliances

2.9 -0.1

Other household equipment and furnishings

5.5 -1.3

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

5.8 -1.2

Indoor plants and flowers

6.5 0.7

Dishes and flatware

8.5 -3.6

Nonelectric cookware and tableware

0.8 -2.6

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies

10.0 0.8

Tools, hardware and supplies

12.8 -0.8

Outdoor equipment and supplies

8.4 1.7

Housekeeping supplies

12.4 0.6

Household cleaning products

11.7 0.2

Household paper products

14.1 2.2

Miscellaneous household products

11.9 0.1

Apparel

3.6 -2.1

Men’s and boys’ apparel

1.3 -1.5

Men’s apparel

2.3 -1.3

Men’s suits, sport coats, and outerwear

6.3 -0.1

Men’s underwear, nightwear, swimwear, and accessories

0.8 -1.1

Men’s shirts and sweaters

2.5 -1.3

Men’s pants and shorts

1.5 -2.2

Boys’ apparel

-1.7 -2.4

Women’s and girls’ apparel

5.6 -3.3

Women’s apparel

5.7 -3.1

Women’s outerwear

-2.0 -6.3

Women’s dresses

1.1 -3.2

Women’s suits and separates

5.9 -3.7

Women’s underwear, nightwear, swimwear, and accessories

8.6 -1.5

Girls’ apparel

5.2 -4.1

Footwear

2.3 -0.9

Men’s footwear

2.4 0.2

Boys’ and girls’ footwear

2.3 -1.4

Women’s footwear

2.2 -1.5

Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel

3.9 0.2

Jewelry and watches

5.2 -2.7

Watches

5.1 0.7

Jewelry

5.1 -3.5

Transportation commodities less motor fuel

2.4 -1.2

New vehicles

7.2 0.1

New cars

7.8 -0.1

New trucks

7.1 0.2

Used cars and trucks

-3.3 -2.8

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

11.6 0.6

Tires

10.3 0.2

Vehicle accessories other than tires

13.7 1.2

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires

11.8 1.8

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids

19.6 -0.3

Medical care commodities

3.1 0.2

Medicinal drugs

2.8 0.1

Prescription drugs

1.9 -0.2

Nonprescription drugs

5.4 0.7

Medical equipment and supplies

7.3 1.7

Recreation commodities

3.6 -0.6

Video and audio products

-8.2 -2.0

Televisions

-17.0 -3.4

Other video equipment

-9.5 -4.1

Audio equipment

1.4 -1.0

Recorded music and music subscriptions

1.8 0.4

Pets and pet products

13.0 0.5

Pet food

15.7 0.8

Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories

8.9 -0.4

Sporting goods

2.7 0.0

Sports vehicles including bicycles

1.1 0.7

Sports equipment

5.3 -0.9

Photographic equipment and supplies

3.3 -1.6

Photographic equipment

2.0 -1.9

Recreational reading materials

3.2 -0.8

Newspapers and magazines

5.5 -2.2

Recreational books

0.0 1.3

Other recreational goods

1.4 -1.7

Toys

0.6 -1.8

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment

5.1 -0.8

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies

0.9 -6.3

Music instruments and accessories

7.1 1.8

Education and communication commodities

-9.7 -1.7

Educational books and supplies

5.3 0.1

College textbooks

6.2 0.0

Information technology commodities

-11.5 -1.9

Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistants

-4.4 -2.7

Computer software and accessories

-1.7 -2.2

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items

-17.9 -1.0

Smartphones

-23.4 -1.4

Alcoholic beverages

5.5 0.6

Alcoholic beverages at home

4.5 0.7

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

7.7 1.8

Distilled spirits at home

1.7 0.9

Whiskey at home

1.7 0.9

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home

1.7 0.8

Wine at home

3.0 -0.2

Alcoholic beverages away from home

7.1 0.3

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home

6.6 0.1

Wine away from home

7.9 0.1

Distilled spirits away from home

7.0 0.8

Other goods

7.5 0.6

Tobacco and smoking products

6.3 0.7

Cigarettes

6.4 0.7

Tobacco products other than cigarettes

5.5 0.5

Personal care products

7.4 0.2

Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products

9.3 0.5

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

5.4 -0.2

Miscellaneous personal goods

10.8 2.0

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap

14.3 3.9

Services less energy services

6.8 0.4

Shelter

7.1 0.6

Rent of shelter

7.2 0.6

Rent of primary residence

7.9 0.8

Lodging away from home

3.2 -4.2

Housing at school, excluding board

2.8 0.1

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

3.3 -4.9

Owners’ equivalent rent of residences

7.1 0.7

Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence

7.1 0.7

Tenants’ and household insurance

0.6 0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services

5.0 0.3

Water and sewerage maintenance

4.4 0.3

Garbage and trash collection

6.6 0.5

Household operations

   

Domestic services

4.4 -3.0

Gardening and lawncare services

   

Moving, storage, freight expense

3.5 -1.2

Repair of household items

   

Medical care services

4.4 -0.7

Professional services

3.1 0.0

Physicians’ services

1.5 0.0

Dental services

6.4 1.0

Eyeglasses and eye care

1.8 -2.5

Services by other medical professionals

3.7 -0.4

Hospital and related services

3.2 -0.5

Hospital services

2.9  

Inpatient hospital services

2.8  

Outpatient hospital services

3.0  

Nursing homes and adult day services

4.5 0.2

Care of invalids and elderly at home

3.8 0.0

Health insurance

13.5 -4.3

Transportation services

14.2 0.3

Leased cars and trucks

  -1.9

Car and truck rental

-6.0 -0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

11.7 1.3

Motor vehicle body work

12.4 0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

9.3 0.8

Motor vehicle repair

15.0 2.0

Motor vehicle insurance

13.4 1.1

Motor vehicle fees

1.8 -0.4

State motor vehicle registration and license fees

2.3 -0.3

Parking and other fees

0.9 -0.6

Parking fees and tolls

1.1 -0.5

Public transportation

23.8 -0.5

Airline fares

36.0 -0.6

Other intercity transportation

1.6 -1.4

Ship fare

-3.6 -2.3

Intracity transportation

3.1 0.3

Intracity mass transit

0.4 0.1

Recreation services

5.4 0.9

Video and audio services

4.2 0.8

Cable and satellite television service

4.0 1.0

Video discs and other media, including rental of video

6.4 -0.7

Video discs and other media

8.9 -4.0

Rental of video discs and other media

7.3 1.7

Pet services including veterinary

10.9 0.5

Pet services

7.4 1.1

Veterinarian services

11.0 0.1

Photographers and photo processing

4.4 0.5

Other recreation services

4.4 1.1

Club membership for shopping clubs, fraternal, or other organizations, or participant sports fees

5.1 0.2

Admissions

3.7 3.5

Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts

7.4 1.6

Admission to sporting events

-7.2 7.5

Fees for lessons or instructions

5.0 -0.8

Education and communication services

2.2 0.9

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.1 0.1

College tuition and fees

2.0 0.0

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

3.5 0.0

Day care and preschool

5.3 0.4

Technical and business school tuition and fees

1.1 -0.1

Postage and delivery services

4.2 0.0

Postage

3.2 0.0

Delivery services

13.8 0.3

Telephone services

1.5 2.1

Wireless telephone services

1.0 2.4

Residential telephone services

4.4 0.7

Internet services and electronic information providers

1.4 0.9

Other personal services

6.5 0.8

Personal care services

6.8 1.4

Haircuts and other personal care services

6.8 1.4

Miscellaneous personal services

6.3 0.4

Legal services

6.2 -0.2

Funeral expenses

4.9 0.5

Laundry and dry cleaning services

7.9 1.6

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning

14.1 0.1

Financial services

5.4 0.3

Checking account and other bank services

2.4 0.4

Tax return preparation and other accounting fees

9.1 0.4

(1) Not seasonally adjusted.
(2) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(3) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(4) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(6) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(7) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(9) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(10) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(11) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(12) Indexes on a December 2019=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.

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