Economy US consumer prices unchanged in January Updated : February 13, 2019 07:23 PM IST The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index last month was held down by cheaper gasoline, which offset increases in the cost of food and rents. In the 12 months through January, the CPI rose 1.6 percent, the smallest gain since June 2017. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.