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May 1994, Vol. 117, No. 5

Growth rate slows down in consumer prices, 1993

Eddie Lamb
Economist, Division of Consumer Prices and Price Indexes, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Although food prices rose slightly above the overall rate of inflation, price declines in petroleum-based energy, tobacco and smoking products, and moderate costs for medical care were among the major causes of low inflation in 1993. This article summarizes changes in consumer price indexes during 1993.

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