Except for food and energy, prices for consumer goods are rising constantly. However, the increase is so slow that inflation is on a record low.
During the last 12 months, the Consumer Price Index rose 1.2 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If we exclude food and energy prices, the real CPI shows only an increase of 0.6 percent.
This is the smallest percentage since 1957, when the CPI was introduced.