Slight drop in Oahu inflation

Consumer goods and services are to blame for a drop in inflation for the first six months of 2013.

Jordan Aikau

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics said today that the Consumer Price Index rose 1.8 percent compared to last year; however, it was down 2 percent from the second half of 2012. Prices on food, beverages, medical care, electricity, and costs of shelter increased, while prices on gasoline and apparel fell.