WASHINGTON — The Consumer Price Index for baked foods and cereal products rose 0.7% in April — its fifth consecutive month of gains and its largest increase since gaining 0.8% in August 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. The index for all food at home rebounded from two straight months of declines by rising 0.1%.

Of the 18 items followed by Milling & Baking News, 15 posted month-over-month gains and 3 finished lower.

The April index for Cereals and Bakery Products before seasonal adjustment was 271.4% of the 1982-84 average, up 1.3% from a year ago. For all food at home, the April index was 234.1, up 1% from April 2012.

The C.P.I. for cereals and cereal products in April was 232.5, up 0.5% from March but down 0.5% from April 2012. The index for products within this category included: flour and prepared mixes, 256.9, up 2.1% from March and up 1.9% from the previous year; breakfast cereal, 227.5, up 0.6% from the previous month but down 0.6% from a year ago; and rice, pasta and corn meal, 237.5, down 0.4% from March and down 1.3% from April 2012.

The price index for bakery products in April was 293.4, up 0.8% from March and up 2.3% from April 2012.

The April index for bread was 178.3, up 1% from March and up 2.6% from April 2012. Under this heading, the C.P.I. for white bread was 324.7, up 0.8% from March and up 3.3% from April 2012. For bread other than white, the index was 344.3, up 0.9% from March and up 2.5% from a year ago.

The price index for fresh biscuits, rolls and muffins in April was 172.1, up 0.5% from March and up 3.4% from April 2012. The April index for cakes, cupcakes and cookies was 269.6, down 0.1% from March but up 0.5% from April 2012. Under this segment, other price indexes included fresh cakes and cupcakes, 276.9, down 0.8% from March and down 0.8% from April 2012; and cookies, 263.8, up 0.5% from the previous month and up 2% from the previous year.

The C.P.I. for other bakery products in April was 267.4, up 1.5% from March and up 2.8% from April 2012. Under this heading, other price indexes in April included: fresh sweet rolls, coffee cakes and donuts, 291.1, up 0.4% from March and up 7.7% from April 2012; crackers and cracker products, 307.1, up 2.1% from March but down 0.1% from April 2012; and frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts and turnovers, 273.4, up 1.1% from March and up 1.5% from the previous year.