Consumer prices in the United States rose by a
seasonally adjusted 0.2 per cent in July, the US Bureau of Labor
Statistics said Thursday.
The inflation rate for the 12 months through July was 2 per cent.
Higher prices for housing, petrol, clothing and food all contributed to the increase.
So-called core inflation, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, increased 0.2 per cent in July and 1.7 per cent in the past 12 months.
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