United States Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and Inflation Rate: US city average, Recreational reading materials (Seas Adj.)
Updated on September 13, 2022.

According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in August 2022, the United State seasonally adjusted Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Recreational reading materials in the US was 293.481; it rose by 2.1% compared to July 2022.

The US Inflation Rate of Recreational reading materials in the US in August 2022 was 7.0%, seasonally adjusted. The inflation rate represents the percent change of the CPI-U compared to a year ago.

The charts and table below shows the United States seasonally adjusted historical Consumer Price Index and Inflation Rate for All Urban Consumers: Recreational reading materials in the US from January 2002 to August 2022.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in prices paid by consumers for goods and services. The CPI of all urban consumers (CPI-U) reflects the spending patterns of all urban consumers which represents about 93 percent of the total US population. The CPI-U is based on the expenditures of almost all residents of urban or metropolitan areas, including professionals, the self-employed, the poor, the unemployed, and retired people, as well as urban wage earners and clerical workers.

U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) for Recreational reading materials in the US (Seas Adj.)
U.S. Inflation Rate for Recreational reading materials in the US (Seas Adj.) (%)
U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) and Inflation Rate: Recreational reading materials in the US (Seas Adj.)
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Month CPI-U for Recreational reading materials in the US % change from YAGO (Inflation Rate)
January 2002 193.4 2.1
February 2002 194.9 2.8
March 2002 194.5 2.3
April 2002 194.8 2.0
May 2002 195.7 2.5
June 2002 195.9 2.4
July 2002 196.3 2.0
August 2002 195.8 1.7
September 2002 197.2 2.4
October 2002 197 2.6
November 2002 196.8 2.5
December 2002 196.9 2.0
January 2003 196.9 1.8
February 2003 196.7 0.9
March 2003 197.6 1.6
April 2003 197 1.1
May 2003 197.3 0.8
June 2003 196.7 0.4
July 2003 197.2 0.5
August 2003 197.6 0.9
September 2003 198.2 0.5
October 2003 198.4 0.7
November 2003 197.9 0.6
December 2003 198.6 0.9
January 2004 198.7 0.9
February 2004 198.6 1.0
March 2004 200.3 1.4
April 2004 200.7 1.9
May 2004 201 1.9
June 2004 201.7 2.5
July 2004 200.9 1.9
August 2004 200.8 1.6
September 2004 201.4 1.6
October 2004 203.2 2.4
November 2004 203.9 3.0
December 2004 202.9 2.2
January 2005 203.5 2.4
February 2005 202.8 2.1
March 2005 203.4 1.6
April 2005 203.8 1.5
May 2005 204.2 1.6
June 2005 204.7 1.5
July 2005 204.4 1.7
August 2005 203.9 1.5
September 2005 204.2 1.4
October 2005 204.6 0.7
November 2005 203.5 -0.2
December 2005 204 0.5
January 2006 204.9 0.7
February 2006 204.4 0.8
March 2006 205.4 1.0
April 2006 205.8 1.0
May 2006 205.6 0.7
June 2006 205.4 0.3
July 2006 205.1 0.3
August 2006 205.2 0.6
September 2006 204.5 0.2
October 2006 205.8 0.6
November 2006 206.3 1.4
December 2006 205.7 0.8
January 2007 205.88 0.5
February 2007 206.484 1.0
March 2007 206.565 0.6
April 2007 206.774 0.5
May 2007 207.06 0.7
June 2007 206.774 0.7
July 2007 207.458 1.2
August 2007 208.025 1.4
September 2007 207.55 1.5
October 2007 208.467 1.3
November 2007 208.89 1.3
December 2007 208.036 1.1
January 2008 208.94 1.5
February 2008 210.111 1.8
March 2008 209.995 1.7
April 2008 210.523 1.8
May 2008 209.276 1.1
June 2008 211.609 2.3
July 2008 210.675 1.6
August 2008 213.042 2.4
September 2008 213.733 3.0
October 2008 214.811 3.0
November 2008 215.727 3.3
December 2008 215.325 3.5
January 2009 216.309 3.5
February 2009 218.612 4.1
March 2009 218.454 4.0
April 2009 218.472 3.8
May 2009 219.094 4.7
June 2009 220.216 4.1
July 2009 221.429 5.1
August 2009 221.89 4.2
September 2009 221.85 3.8
October 2009 222.627 3.6
November 2009 223.033 3.4
December 2009 221.333 2.8
January 2010 221.142 2.2
February 2010 221.152 1.2
March 2010 221.468 1.4
April 2010 222.095 1.7
May 2010 220.304 0.6
June 2010 221.012 0.4
July 2010 220.802 -0.3
August 2010 220.161 -0.8
September 2010 219.955 -0.8
October 2010 220.132 -1.1
November 2010 219.651 -1.5
December 2010 220.181 -0.5
January 2011 220.602 -0.2
February 2011 221.215 0.0
March 2011 219.521 -0.9
April 2011 219.471 -1.2
May 2011 219.296 -0.5
June 2011 218.736 -1.0
July 2011 218.401 -1.1
August 2011 218.159 -0.9
September 2011 218.742 -0.5
October 2011 219.514 -0.3
November 2011 220.555 0.4
December 2011 221.146 0.4
January 2012 222.235 0.7
February 2012 221.215 0.0
March 2012 222.84 1.5
April 2012 223.182 1.7
May 2012 224.101 2.2
June 2012 224.265 2.5
July 2012 224.423 2.8
August 2012 223.894 2.6
September 2012 224.631 2.7
October 2012 223.998 2.0
November 2012 225.292 2.2
December 2012 226.532 2.4
January 2013 230.151 3.6
February 2013 230.201 4.1
March 2013 231.404 3.8
April 2013 231.792 3.9
May 2013 231.741 3.4
June 2013 232.193 3.5
July 2013 232.219 3.5
August 2013 232.641 3.9
September 2013 231.616 3.1
October 2013 232.654 3.9
November 2013 233.694 3.7
December 2013 233.323 3.0
January 2014 233.894 1.6
February 2014 233.527 1.4
March 2014 235.057 1.6
April 2014 237.811 2.6
May 2014 239.428 3.3
June 2014 237.108 2.1
July 2014 236.591 1.9
August 2014 235.514 1.2
September 2014 235.533 1.7
October 2014 238.84 2.7
November 2014 238.229 1.9
December 2014 238.568 2.3
January 2015 238.816 2.1
February 2015 238.008 1.9
March 2015 238.325 1.4
April 2015 239.205 0.6
May 2015 241.266 0.8
June 2015 239.927 1.2
July 2015 240.964 1.9
August 2015 241.03 2.3
September 2015 242.809 3.1
October 2015 242.111 1.4
November 2015 242.63 1.9
December 2015 243.123 1.9
January 2016 241.525 1.1
February 2016 243.645 2.4
March 2016 239.842 0.6
April 2016 238.298 -0.4
May 2016 239.187 -0.9
June 2016 238.469 -0.6
July 2016 237.076 -1.6
August 2016 241.067 0.0
September 2016 242.879 0.0
October 2016 239.487 -1.1
November 2016 241.534 -0.4
December 2016 244.969 0.8
January 2017 243.625 0.9
February 2017 242.769 -0.4
March 2017 243.07 1.4
April 2017 243.004 2.0
May 2017 243.27 1.7
June 2017 241.102 1.1
July 2017 241.084 1.7
August 2017 239.954 -0.5
September 2017 242.308 -0.2
October 2017 237.689 -0.7
November 2017 240.555 -0.4
December 2017 240.155 -2.0
January 2018 240.284 -1.4
February 2018 240.441 -1.0
March 2018 244.725 0.7
April 2018 245.985 1.2
May 2018 245.296 0.8
June 2018 244.829 1.6
July 2018 249 3.3
August 2018 249.478 4.0
September 2018 245.609 1.4
October 2018 249.413 4.9
November 2018 250.258 4.0
December 2018 250.376 4.3
January 2019 256.169 6.6
February 2019 249.163 3.6
March 2019 249.33 1.9
April 2019 252.139 2.5
May 2019 254.409 3.7
June 2019 253.678 3.6
July 2019 255.636 2.7
August 2019 258.316 3.5
September 2019 254.051 3.4
October 2019 261.594 4.9
November 2019 262.555 4.9
December 2019 259.783 3.8
January 2020 263.407 2.8
February 2020 264.224 6.0
March 2020 263.738 5.8
April 2020 261.502 3.7
May 2020 264.242 3.9
June 2020 268.709 5.9
July 2020 268.818 5.2
August 2020 270.573 4.7
September 2020 266.863 5.0
October 2020 269.735 3.1
November 2020 270.007 2.8
December 2020 271.818 4.6
January 2021 274.619 4.3
February 2021 273.091 3.4
March 2021 271.754 3.0
April 2021 275.956 5.5
May 2021 274.272 3.8
June 2021 270.474 0.7
July 2021 272.834 1.5
August 2021 274.18 1.3
September 2021 274.225 2.8
October 2021 274.424 1.7
November 2021 275.845 2.2
December 2021 272.606 0.3
January 2022 274.72 0.0
February 2022 284.417 4.2
March 2022 276.223 1.6
April 2022 281.751 2.1
May 2022 281.646 2.7
June 2022 290.364 7.4
July 2022 287.496 5.4
August 2022 293.481 7.0