Where the economy is heading: Prices
Consumer price index Latest Jan.-Dec. 12-month % change, annual rate 5.3 8.9 8.9 Gasoline Latest Month ago Year ago Per gallon, unleaded $1.365 $1.369 $1.258 Home heating oil Per gallon $1.247 $1.235 $1.066 Wheat Per bushel $4.245 $4.11 $4.595 Gold Latest Month ago Year ago London close, oz. $377.25 $400.40 $578.00 Silver New York close, oz. $7.89 $8.19 $14.90 Existing homes Latest Prev. month Year ago Median US sales price Unavlb. $66,200 $63,000 Implicit price deflator 4th Qtr 81 3nd Qtr 81 4th Qtr 80 % change, annual rate 8.4 9.9 9.2
Sources for table
Tables and graphs above are based on data from the American Petroleum Institute, Board of Trade of Kansas City, Comex Inc., Donoghue's Money Ffund Report of Holliston, Ma 01746, Federal Home Loan Bank Board, Federal Reserve Board, Massachusetts Commissioner of Banks, Moody's Investor Service, Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association, National Association of Realtors, New York Stock Exchange, US Census Bureau, US Commerce Department Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Labor Department Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Treasury.