US apparel prices were up 0.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis in July

US apparel prices were up 0.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis in July

US apparel prices saw a rise in July, following a three month decline, and above an overall rise in consumer prices.

The apparel index was up 0.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis in July, but was down 1.6% 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) edged up 0.1% on a seasonally adjusted basis in July. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 0.2% before seasonal adjustment.

The index for all items less food and energy edged up 0.1% in July, following a 0.2% increase in June. On an annual basis, the index increased 1.8%, similar to its 1.9% average annualised increase over the past ten years.