According to the US Department of Labor, in January, just like in December, consumer prices in monthly terms remained in the country unchanged. Analysts had predicted their increase by 0.1%. In annual terms, prices in January amounted to 1.6%, slowing down by 1.9% compared with the December increase. According to experts, inflation was expected at the level of 1.5%. The indicator, which does not take into account the price of energy and food, rose by 0.2% in monthly terms and by 2.2% in annual terms. Compared to December, energy carriers fell by 3.1%. Prices also fell for gasoline and medical services. At the same time, the price of cars, rental housing, food and beverages increased.