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Flexible Price Consumer Price Index (FLEXCPIM679SFRBATL)


Apr 2023: -2.31340 (+ more)   Updated: May 10, 2023
Apr 2023:  -2.31340  
Mar 2023:  -1.23833  
Feb 2023:  0.07052  
Jan 2023:  -1.20428  
Dec 2022:  -1.47651  
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3-Month Annualized Percent Change,
Seasonally Adjusted




Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta  

Release: Sticky Price CPI  

Units:  3-Month Annualized Percent Change, Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly


The Flexible Price Consumer Price Index (CPI) is calculated from a subset of goods and services included in the CPI that change price relatively frequently. Because flexible prices are quick to change, it assumes that when these prices are set, they incorporate less of an expectation about future inflation. Evidence suggests that this flexible price measure is more responsive to changes in the current economic environment or the level of economic slack.

To obtain more information about this release see: Michael F. Bryan, and Brent H. Meyer. “Are Some Prices in the CPI More Forward Looking Than Others? We Think So.” Economic Commentary (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland) (May 19, 2010): 1–6.

Suggested Citation:

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Flexible Price Consumer Price Index [FLEXCPIM679SFRBATL], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;, May 28, 2023.


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