The apparel index was down 0.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis in September

The apparel index was down 0.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis in September

US apparel prices declined in September after recording increases in both July and August.

The apparel index was down 0.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis in September, and was down 1.4% before seasonal adjustment over the last 12 months, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The US Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) dropped 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis in September. Over the last 12 months, the all items index was unchanged before seasonal adjustment.

The index for all items less food and energy edged up 0.2% in September. This was slightly higher than the 0.1% increase last month. On an annual basis, the index essentially unchanged at 1.9%, after posting a 0.2% increase for the 12 months ending August.