secondhand care pricing in the United States has risen to its highest level since early 2012, according to a second-quarter report released Tuesday by the Consumer Price Index.
The consumer price index, a broad measure of inflation, rose 0.6 percent in January to 1,822.62.
The index was also revised up from its previous estimate of 1,805.22.
The consumer price inflation rate rose to 2.9 percent from 2.7 percent.
The overall index was unchanged.
In January, the Consumer Product Purchasing Managers index fell to 2,826.16, the lowest since June 2009.
The index rose 0,637.62 for the year.
The second-highest reading was 2,891.60 in January 2012.
The report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed second-hand care spending surged 11.7% in January from the previous year, driven by the surge in the number of items that people brought into the home.
The number of people buying second-and third-hand goods, which includes kitchenware, household items, clothes and home goods, also grew, rising 2.3 percent from January to February.
The Consumer Price index also rose in January for the first time since December 2011.
The data also showed that first-time homebuyers saw the fastest gains, up 1.2 percent in February from a year earlier.
Second-hand sales rose 1.3 percentage points to 1.5 million, a record for the month.
The second-half of the year also saw an uptick in the size of the economy, with the unemployment rate dropping to 4.3% from 5.3%, and economic growth in the month up to 1 percent.
The BLS said it would release quarterly employment figures on Wednesday.
The unemployment rate is a measure of the percentage of workers who are employed.