Consumer prices see largest month to month fall since April 2020

The consumer price index dropped 0.1 percent in December, the largest month-over-month decrease since April 2020, according to a Jan.12 report from CNBC.

The consumer price index measures the cost of a broad number of goods and services.

Even with the month-to-month decline, the price index was up 5.7 percent in December from the same time last year. 

A drop in gasoline prices is likely part of the reason for the CPI decline, according to the report. Gas prices declined 9.4 percent in December, down 1.5 percent from the same period last year. 

Food prices did increase 0.3 percent, while housing prices increased by 0.8 percent. 

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