About This Statistic
This statistic shows the monthly percentage of change in the consumer price index for urban consumers in the United States from March 2016 to March 2017. The data represents city averages in the United States. The defined base period is: 1982-84=100. The CPI is defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics as "a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services". In March 2017, the seasonally adjusted CPI-U decreased by 0.3 percent than the preceding previous month.