Consumer Price Index News Release




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                 Consumer Price Index - December 2013

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.3 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S.
 Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months,
 the all items index increased 1.5 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 Advances in energy and shelter indexes were major factors in the
 increase in the seasonally adjusted all items index. The gasoline
 index rose 3.1 percent, and the fuel oil and electricity indexes also
 increased, resulting in a 2.1 percent increase in the energy index.
 The shelter index rose 0.2 percent in December. The indexes for
 apparel, tobacco, and personal care increased as well. These
 increases more than offset declines in the indexes for airline fares,
 for recreation, for household furnishings and operations, and for
 used cars and trucks, resulting in the index for all items less food
 and energy rising 0.1 percent.
 
 The food index rose slightly in December, increasing 0.1 percent. The
 food at home index was unchanged for the third time in four months,
 as a sharp decline in the fruits and vegetables index offset other
 increases. The food index has not posted a monthly increase larger
 than 0.1 percent since June.
 
 The all items index increased 1.5 percent over the last 12 months;
 this is an increase over the October and November 12-month changes of
 1.0 percent and 1.2 percent, respectively. The index for all items
 less food and energy has risen 1.7 percent over the last 12 months,
 the same figure as for the 12-month changes ending September,
 October, and November.

 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              June  July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.   ended 
                              2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013   Dec.  
                                                                         2013  
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................    .5    .2    .1    .2   -.1    .0    .3      1.5
  Food......................    .2    .1    .1    .0    .1    .1    .1      1.1
   Food at home.............    .2    .1    .1    .0    .1    .0    .0       .4
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .2    .2    .1    .1    .3    .1      2.1
  Energy....................   3.4    .2   -.3    .8  -1.7  -1.0   2.1       .5
   Energy commodities.......   5.7   1.0    .0    .9  -2.7  -1.5   3.4      -.8
    Gasoline (all types)....   6.3   1.0   -.1    .8  -2.9  -1.6   3.1     -1.0
    Fuel oil (1)............   -.5   1.1   1.2    .9   -.6    .4   2.4     -1.8
   Energy services..........    .1  -1.0   -.7    .8   -.2   -.2    .2      2.4
    Electricity.............    .2   -.3   -.1    .5    .1    .3    .4      3.2
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............   -.4  -2.8  -2.3   1.8  -1.0  -1.8   -.4      -.1
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .2    .1    .1    .1    .2    .1      1.7
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .2    .0    .0   -.1   -.1   -.1    .0      -.1
    New vehicles............    .3    .1    .0    .2   -.1   -.1    .0       .4
    Used cars and trucks....   -.4   -.4   -.1    .0    .3    .1   -.2      2.0
    Apparel.................    .9    .6    .1   -.5   -.5   -.4    .9       .6
    Medical care commodities    .5    .4    .4    .1    .3    .0   -.8       .3
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .2    .2    .2    .2    .3    .1      2.3
    Shelter.................    .2    .2    .2    .2    .1    .3    .2      2.5
    Transportation services    -.1    .4   -.5    .3    .7    .3   -.4      1.7
    Medical care services...    .4    .1    .7    .3   -.1    .0    .3      2.5

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.


 Consumer Price Index Data for December 2013
 
 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.1 percent in December, the same increase as in
 November. The index for food at home was unchanged, although four of
 the six major grocery store food groups posted increases. The index
 for nonalcoholic beverages, which declined in November, rose 0.5
 percent in December. The index for dairy and related products rose
 0.4 percent for the second month in a row, while the indexes for
 meats, poultry, fish, and eggs and for other food at home both rose
 0.3 percent. Offsetting these increases was a sharp decline in the
 fruits and vegetables index; it fell 1.5 percent as the fresh
 vegetables index declined 2.7 percent. The index for cereals and
 bakery products also declined, falling 0.1 percent. The index for
 food away from home rose 0.1 percent in December after a 0.3 percent
 increase in November.
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index rose 2.1 percent in December after falling in
 October and November. The energy index has now risen 0.2 percent over
 the last six months. The gasoline index, which fell 1.6 percent in
 November, rose 3.1 percent n December. (Before seasonal adjustment,
 gasoline prices rose 0.7 percent in December.) The fuel oil index
 also rose, increasing 2.4 percent in December. The electricity index
 rose 0.4 percent, its fourth consecutive increase. The only major
 energy component index to decline was the index for natural gas,
 which fell 0.4 percent, its third consecutive decrease.
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in
 December after a 0.2 percent advance in November. The shelter index
 rose 0.2 percent in December after a 0.3 percent increase in
 November. The rent index increased 0.3 percent, while the index for
 owners' equivalent rent rose 0.2 percent. The index for lodging away
 from home fell 0.3 percent after rising in November. The apparel
 index rose 0.9 percent in December after declining in each of the
 three previous months. The tobacco index rose 0.6 percent and the
 personal care index increased 0.3 percent. The new vehicles index was
 unchanged in December, as was the medical care index. The index for
 medical care services rose 0.3 percent, but the index for medical
 care commodities fell 0.8 percent, as the prescription drugs index
 declined 0.9 percent.  The airline fares index declined sharply in
 December, falling 4.7 percent after increasing in recent months. The
 indexes for recreation, for household furnishings and operations, and
 for used cars and trucks also fell in December.
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 1.5 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 233.049
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index was unchanged prior to
 seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 1.5 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 229.174 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index was
 unchanged prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 1.3 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index was unchanged on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Please note
 that the indexes for the post-2011 period are subject to revision.
 
 Year in Review
 
 The CPI rose 1.5 percent in 2013 after a 1.7 percent increase in
 2012. This is lower than the 2.4 percent average annual increase over
 the last ten years. This is the first time the CPI has gone up less
 than 2.0 percent for consecutive years since 1997-98.
 
 The energy index, while volatile from month to month, increased 0.5
 percent in 2013, the same increase as in 2012. The gasoline index
 declined in 2013, falling 1.0 percent after rising 1.7 percent in
 2012. The fuel oil index also turned down in 2013, falling 1.8
 percent after rising 3.6 percent in 2012. In contrast, the energy
 services index increased 2.4 percent in 2013 after declining 1.1
 percent in 2012. The electricity index, which fell 0.5 percent in
 2012, rose 3.2 percent in 2013. The index for natural gas fell
 slightly in 2013, declining 0.1 percent; it has declined five years
 in a row. Despite the modest increases the past two years, the energy
 index has risen at a 5.9 percent annual rate over the last ten years.
 
 The index for food rose 1.1 percent in 2013 following a 1.8 percent
 increase in 2012. Aside from a decline in 2009, this is its smallest
 December-to-December increase since 1976. The index for food at home,
 which rose 1.3 percent in 2012, increased 0.4 percent in 2013. Four
 of the six major grocery store food group indexes declined in 2013;
 the nonalcoholic beverages index posted the largest decrease, falling
 1.4 percent. The only major grocery store food group indexes to rise
 were the indexes for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, which increased
 2.9 percent, and for cereals and bakery products, which advanced 0.5
 percent. The index for food away from home rose 2.1 percent in 2013,
 a modest deceleration from the 2012 increase of 2.5 percent. Over the
 last ten years, the food index has risen at an average annual rate of
 2.6 percent.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy rose 1.7 percent in 2013
 after increases of 2.2 percent in 2011 and 1.9 percent in 2012. The
 index has risen at a 2.0 percent annual rate over the past ten years.
 Several indexes turned down or decelerated in 2013. Among these was
 the index for airline fares, which fell 1.4 percent after rising 2.1
 percent in 2012. The index for household furnishings and operations
 fell 1.4 percent in 2013 after being unchanged the year before. The
 new vehicles index rose 0.4 percent after a 1.6 percent increase the
 previous year, while the apparel index rose 0.6 percent after a 1.8
 percent increase in 2012. The medical care index also decelerated,
 rising 2.0 percent in 2013. This compares to 3.2 percent in 2012 and
 was its smallest December-December increase since 1949. The index for
 medical care services rose 2.5 percent, while the medical care
 commodities index increased 0.3 percent. In contrast, the shelter
 index accelerated slightly in 2013, rising 2.5 percent after a 2.2
 percent increase in 2012. The rent index increased 2.9 percent, while
 the index for owners' equivalent rent increased 2.5 percent. The
 tobacco index also accelerated, rising 3.2 percent after a 1.9
 percent increase in 2012. The index for used cars and trucks turned
 up in 2013, rising 2.0 percent after declining 2.0 percent in 2012.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for January 2014 is scheduled to be released
 on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. (EST).
 
 
 
 Expenditure Weight Update
 
 Effective with the release of the January 2014 CPI on February 20,
 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will update
 the consumption expenditure weights in the Consumer Price Index
 for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and Consumer Price Index for
 Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) to the 2011-12
 period. The updated expenditure weights for these indexes will
 replace the 2009-2010 weights that were introduced effective with the
 January 2012 CPI release.
 
 
 Discontinuation of Department Store Inventory Indexes
 
 The Bureau of Labor Statistics will discontinue publication of its
 Department Store Inventory indexes after this release, and these
 values will no longer be uploaded to the database. For further
 information please contact Sharon Gibson at 202-691-6968 or
 gibson.sharon@bls.gov.
 
 Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) Annual
 Average Indexes Discontinued
 
 The final revisions of the C-CPI-U indexes for 2012 will be available
 in February 2014.  Annual average indexes for C-CPI-U series will not
 be published for time periods after 2012. (Monthly C-CPI-U indexes
 will continue to be published.)   In February 2014, the annual
 average indexes for the final estimates for 2012 C-CPI-U series will
 be published in the public CPI database.  Table 1CA will not be
 published.
 
 Facilities for Sensory Impaired
 
 Information from this release will be made available to sensory
 impaired individuals upon request.  Voice phone:  202-691-5200,
 Federal Relay Services:  1-800-877-8339.
 
 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
 prices over time of goods and services purchased by households. The
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
 (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W),
 which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that
 comprise approximately 29 percent of the total population and (2) the
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban
 Consumers (C-CPI-U), which covers approximately 88 percent of the
 total population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical
 worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, and
 technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the
 unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.
      
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
 transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services,
 drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day
 living. Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas across the
 country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 26,000
 retail establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals,
 filling stations, and other types of stores and service
 establishments. All taxes directly associated with the purchase and
 use of items are included in the index.  Prices of fuels and a few
 other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations. Prices of
 most other commodities and services are collected every month in the
 three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.
 Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
 telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
      
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
 importance in the spending of the appropriate population group. Local
 data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average. For the CPI-U
 and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city, by
 region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and
 population-size classes, and for 27 local areas. Area indexes do not
 measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only
 measure the average change in prices for each area since the base
 period.  For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level.
 It is important to note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final
 when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and
 subject to two annual revisions.
      
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date. For
 the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100. The
 reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.  An
 increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is
 shown as 116.500. This change can also be expressed in dollars as
 follows:  the price of a base period market basket of goods and
 services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
      
 For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
 Section on (202) 691-7000.
 
 
 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
 
 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
 because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the
 complete universe of all prices. BLS calculates and publishes
 estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent
 change standard errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error
 estimates can be used to construct confidence intervals for
 hypothesis testing. For example, the estimated standard error of the
 1 month percent change is 0.04 percent for the U.S. All Items
 Consumer Price Index.  This means that if we repeatedly sample from
 the universe of all retail prices using the same methodology, and
 estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these
 estimates would be within 0.08 percent of the 1 month percentage
 change based on all retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change
 of 0.2 percent in the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are
 95 percent confident that the actual percent change based on all
 retail prices would fall between 0.12 and 0.28 percent. For the
 latest data, including information on how to use the estimates of
 standard error, see "Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the
 Consumer Price Index, January-December 2012".  These data are
 available on the CPI home page (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using
 the following link: http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2012.pdf
 
 
 Calculating Index Changes
 
 Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually
 expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index points,
 because index point changes are affected by the level of the index in
 relation to its base period while percent changes are not.  The
 example below illustrates the computation of index point and percent
 changes.
      
 Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as
 annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula for
 compound growth rates. These data indicate what the percent change
 would be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.
 
 Index Point Change
 
 CPI
 202.416
 Less previous index
 201.800
 Equals index point change
 .616
 
 
 
 Percent Change
 
 Index point difference
 .616
 Divided by the previous index
 201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred
 0.003x100
 Equals percent change
 0.3
 
 
 
 
 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
   
 Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted
 as well as unadjusted changes each month.
 
 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally
 adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the
 effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and in about
 the same magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from
 changing climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers,
 holidays, and sales.
 
 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes. Many collective bargaining
 contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
 changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal
 variation.
 
 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes
 are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each
 year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data
 from January 2008 through December 2012 were replaced in January
 2013.  Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated
 seasonal data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through
 1977; and, in January 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series
 were revised for January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change
 in the aggregation weights for dependently adjusted series. For
 further information, please see "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted
 Seasonally Adjusted Series," in the October 2001 issue of the CPI
 Detailed Report.
 
 Effective with the publication of data from January 2006 through
 December 2010 in January 2011, the Video and audio series and the
 Information technology, hardware and services series were changed
 from independently adjusted to dependently adjusted.  This resulted
 in an increase in the number of seasonal components used in deriving
 seasonal movement of the All items and 54 other lower level
 aggregations, from 73 for the publication of January 1998 through
 December 2005 data to 82 for the publication of seasonally adjusted
 data for January 2006 and later.  Each year the seasonal status of
 every series is reevaluated based upon certain statistical criteria.
 If any of the 82 components change their seasonal adjustment status
 from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally
 adjusted data will be used in the aggregation of the dependent series
 for the last 5 years, but the seasonally adjusted indexes before that
 period will not be changed.  Note: 37 of the 82 components are not
 seasonally adjusted for 2013.
 
 Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are
 subject to revision for up to five years after their original
 release. For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data
 in escalation agreements.
 
 Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment
 procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some
 CPI series. Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for
 better estimates of seasonally adjusted data. Extreme values and/or
 sharp movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are
 estimated and removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal
 factors. Beginning with the calculation of seasonal factors for 1996,
 X-12-ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal
 Adjustment.
 
 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2013, BLS adjusted 31
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
 selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and
 vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
 series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil
 refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
 
 For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
 
 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices
 and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact Chris Graci at
 (202) 691-5826, or by e-mail at graci.christopher@bls.gov or contact
 Carlyle Jackson at (202) 691-6984, or by e-mail at
 jackson.carlyle@bls.gov .  If you have general questions about the
 CPI, please call our information staff at (202) 691-7000.


 Recalculated Seasonally Adjusted Indexes to be Available on February
 18, 2014
 
 Each year with the release of the January CPI, seasonal adjustment
 factors are recalculated to reflect price movements from the just-
 completed calendar year. This routine annual recalculation may result
 in revisions to seasonally adjusted indexes for the previous 5 years.
 BLS will make available recalculated seasonally adjusted indexes, as
 well as recalculated seasonal adjustment factors, for the period
 January 2009 through December 2013, on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.
 This date is two working days before the scheduled release of the
 January 2014 CPI on Thursday, February 20, 2014.
 
 The revised indexes and seasonal factors will be available on the
 internet. The address is
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm. Look under Seasonal Adjustment
 in the CPI and select Revised Seasonally Adjusted Indexes and
 Factors, 2009-2013.
 
 For further information please contact Christopher Graci by
 electronic mail at Graci.Christopher@bls.gov or by telephone at (202)
 691-5826, or Carlyle Jackson by electronic mail at
 Jackson.Carlyle@bls.gov or by telephone at (202) 691-6984.








Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2013
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2013
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2012
Nov.
2013
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2012-
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2013-
Dec.
2013
Sep.
2013-
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2013-
Nov.
2013
Nov.
2013-
Dec.
2013

All items

100.000 229.601 233.069 233.049 1.5 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.3

Food

14.233 235.390 237.641 237.869 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Food at home

8.497 232.901 233.639 233.802 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0

Cereals and bakery products

1.220 268.057 269.750 269.267 0.5 -0.2 -0.4 0.0 -0.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.980 232.262 238.761 239.102 2.9 0.1 0.6 -0.2 0.3

Dairy and related products(1)

0.883 219.443 217.463 218.376 -0.5 0.4 -0.2 0.4 0.4

Fruits and vegetables

1.271 288.516 289.195 288.136 -0.1 -0.4 0.2 -0.7 -1.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.913 168.204 165.228 165.767 -1.4 0.3 0.4 -0.2 0.5

Other food at home

2.231 204.626 203.422 203.720 -0.4 0.1 -0.2 0.5 0.3

Food away from home(1)

5.736 240.359 244.970 245.300 2.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1

Energy

9.406 233.473 233.136 234.542 0.5 0.6 -1.7 -1.0 2.1

Energy commodities

5.614 291.815 286.975 289.461 -0.8 0.9 -2.7 -1.5 3.4

Fuel oil(1)

0.221 382.532 366.749 375.607 -1.8 2.4 -0.6 0.4 2.4

Motor fuel

5.288 287.408 282.423 284.445 -1.0 0.7 -2.8 -1.7 3.4

Gasoline (all types)

5.107 285.606 280.742 282.773 -1.0 0.7 -2.9 -1.6 3.1

Energy services(2)

3.792 187.880 191.984 192.394 2.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.2

Electricity(2)

2.889 191.879 197.442 198.043 3.2 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.4

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.903 173.098 173.035 172.898 -0.1 -0.1 -1.0 -1.8 -0.4

All items less food and energy

76.361 231.033 235.243 235.000 1.7 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.388 146.387 147.191 146.277 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Apparel

3.616 125.656 129.435 126.461 0.6 -2.3 -0.5 -0.4 0.9

New vehicles

3.151 145.181 145.643 145.766 0.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Used cars and trucks

1.860 145.234 148.740 148.183 2.0 -0.4 0.3 0.1 -0.2

Medical care commodities

1.711 332.684 337.006 333.801 0.3 -1.0 0.3 0.0 -0.8

Alcoholic beverages

0.951 231.572 235.470 235.804 1.8 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.814 862.945 885.518 890.438 3.2 0.6 0.1 -0.2 0.6

Services less energy services

56.973 282.400 288.792 289.001 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1

Shelter

31.933 259.298 265.310 265.881 2.5 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

6.609 264.098 270.698 271.688 2.9 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)(3)

24.211 267.480 273.437 274.135 2.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Medical care services

5.499 445.955 456.855 457.296 2.5 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.3

Physicians' services(2)

1.618 349.910 355.555 356.469 1.9 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.4

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.596 258.486 268.978 269.365 4.2 0.1 -0.3 -0.4 0.5

Transportation services

5.889 276.982 283.116 281.680 1.7 -0.5 0.7 0.3 -0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.150 258.845 262.934 263.081 1.6 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.530 414.773 426.640 428.640 3.3 0.5 0.4 -0.2 0.5

Airline fare

0.791 305.733 318.197 301.357 -1.4 -5.3 3.6 2.6 -4.7

Footnotes
(1) Not seasonally adjusted.
(2) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(3) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(4) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.

NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, December 2013
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2013
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2012-
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2013-
Dec.
2013
Sep.
2013-
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2013-
Nov.
2013
Nov.
2013-
Dec.
2013

All items

100.000 1.5 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.3

Food

14.233 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Food at home

8.497 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0

Cereals and bakery products

1.220 0.5 -0.2 -0.4 0.0 -0.1

Cereals and cereal products

0.464 -0.3 -0.4 0.9 -0.7 -0.4

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -2.6 1.4 -0.6 -0.4 0.9

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.286 0.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.6 -0.3

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.129 -0.6 -1.4 2.2 -0.9 -1.4

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  2.1 0.2 2.0 -1.5 0.2

Bakery products

0.756 0.9 0.0 -0.9 0.3 0.1

Bread(2)

0.223 0.7 -0.1 -3.0 2.6 -0.3

White bread(1)(3)

  -0.4 -1.0 -1.9 1.9 -1.0

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  2.0 0.8 -2.7 2.3 0.8

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(1)(2)

0.113 0.5 0.0 0.3 -1.5 0.0

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.187 1.7 -1.0 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5

Cookies(1)(3)

  2.4 -0.9 -0.9 -0.1 -0.6

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  0.7 -0.9 0.1 0.1 -0.9

Other bakery products

0.233 0.7 0.7 0.6 -0.3 1.1

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(1)(3)

  2.4 0.6 0.1 -0.3 0.6

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  0.3 1.0 1.4 -0.1 1.4

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers(3)

  1.1 1.0 -0.7 -0.8 0.8

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.980 2.9 0.1 0.6 -0.2 0.3

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.865 2.8 -0.1 0.5 -0.3 0.2

Meats

1.198 2.2 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.4

Beef and veal(1)

0.564 1.7 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.2

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.221 1.7 0.0 -0.1 1.0 0.0

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.083 3.1 0.5 0.0 1.8 0.5

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.207 1.1 0.2 0.7 -0.5 0.2

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.053 2.2 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.5

Pork

0.372 4.5 -0.2 1.0 -0.8 1.1

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.145 8.2 0.9 1.1 -0.6 1.8

Bacon and related products(3)

  9.6 -0.9 1.1 -0.3 0.1

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  7.4 3.9 0.7 -2.0 4.7

Ham

0.080 2.1 -3.4 -1.0 0.3 -1.0

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  1.9 -3.9 -0.8 -0.5 -1.2

Pork chops

0.060 3.1 1.3 -0.9 1.0 1.8

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.088 1.9 0.0 5.3 -2.3 1.3

Other meats

0.262 0.2 -0.3 -0.5 -0.1 -0.4

Frankfurters(3)

  -1.8 -2.0 -1.9 1.6 -1.7

Lunchmeats(1)(2)(3)

  1.0 0.2 0.8 -0.1 0.2

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

  -0.3 -1.3 -0.8 -0.6 -1.3

Lamb and mutton(1)(2)(3)

  -5.4 -3.2 -1.5 -0.6 -3.2

Poultry

0.353 3.0 0.3 0.4 -1.2 0.3

Chicken(2)

0.278 3.5 0.5 0.3 -1.8 0.6

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  5.3 1.0 0.2 -0.7 1.0

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  2.1 0.5 1.1 -2.0 0.5

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.075 1.0 -0.4 -0.1 1.5 -1.3

Fish and seafood(1)

0.314 4.6 -0.6 1.5 -0.3 -0.4

Fresh fish and seafood(1)(2)

0.164 6.4 -1.7 0.4 0.3 -1.7

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.150 2.7 0.6 2.2 -1.1 0.5

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  -0.6 0.4 1.9 -1.1 0.4

Frozen fish and seafood(1)(3)

  6.4 0.3 2.4 -0.8 0.3

Eggs

0.114 5.8 3.3 1.8 1.1 1.1

Dairy and related products(1)

0.883 -0.5 0.4 -0.2 0.4 0.4

Milk(1)(2)

0.293 0.1 0.9 0.3 1.0 0.9

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

  -0.2 0.9 -0.3 2.0 0.9

Fresh milk other than whole(1)(2)(3)

  0.3 1.2 0.5 0.3 1.2

Cheese and related products(1)

0.279 -1.0 0.0 -1.3 0.9 0.5

Ice cream and related products

0.133 0.6 0.3 -1.4 0.3 0.5

Other dairy and related products(2)

0.178 -1.5 0.3 -0.4 0.1 0.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.271 -0.1 -0.4 0.2 -0.7 -1.5

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.977 -0.3 -0.7 0.6 -1.0 -2.1

Fresh fruits

0.509 -2.0 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 -1.5

Apples

0.087 -6.1 -0.9 -0.1 0.7 -0.1

Bananas

0.078 -1.1 0.5 -1.9 1.4 0.3

Citrus fruits(2)

0.114 2.8 -4.1 1.9 -0.4 0.9

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  4.6 -5.2 2.5 -1.2 1.7

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.230 -2.9 2.0 3.2 -0.5 -3.2

Fresh vegetables

0.468 1.7 -1.3 0.3 -2.0 -2.7

Potatoes

0.078 7.2 -1.3 -1.9 -1.5 0.8

Lettuce

0.065 2.0 -3.8 4.0 -4.0 -4.2

Tomatoes(1)

0.083 -0.2 1.0 -1.4 2.3 1.0

Other fresh vegetables

0.241 0.6 -1.4 1.2 -1.9 -2.0

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.294 0.3 0.7 -1.2 0.5 0.4

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.149 2.2 0.6 -0.3 1.8 0.0

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  1.2 1.0 0.2 0.6 -0.1

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  2.8 0.1 -0.7 3.1 -0.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.090 -2.4 0.9 -2.1 -1.9 1.4

Frozen vegetables(3)

  -2.2 0.6 -2.0 -1.7 1.1

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.055 0.0 0.6 -1.6 0.4 0.7

Dried beans, peas, and lentils(1)(2)(3)

  -1.0 1.8 0.7 -1.2 1.8

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.913 -1.4 0.3 0.4 -0.2 0.5

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.690 -0.5 0.6 0.2 -0.1 0.7

Carbonated drinks

0.277 -2.2 -0.9 -0.1 0.0 -0.5

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 2.9 -0.7 1.3 -0.5 -0.7

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.398 0.5 1.8 0.4 0.0 1.8

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.223 -4.3 -0.6 0.5 -1.1 -0.1

Coffee

0.130 -7.6 -1.1 0.4 0.1 -0.4

Roasted coffee(3)

  -9.0 -1.5 0.7 -0.6 0.0

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

  -1.5 1.0 1.1 -0.4 1.0

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.093 0.6 0.0 1.6 -1.6 -0.2

Other food at home

2.231 -0.4 0.1 -0.2 0.5 0.3

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.295 -2.6 -0.7 0.4 -0.5 -0.7

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.053 -9.2 -1.4 -0.8 -1.2 -1.2

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.181 -0.6 -1.0 1.1 0.5 -1.0

Other sweets(2)

0.061 -2.0 0.5 -0.6 0.1 0.1

Fats and oils

0.253 -2.4 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.1

Butter and margarine(2)

0.073 -0.6 0.6 -1.1 1.1 0.9

Butter(3)

  0.9 0.9 -0.1 0.9 2.6

Margarine(3)

  -2.5 0.0 -1.4 1.3 -0.8

Salad dressing(1)(2)

0.064 -1.7 0.5 1.3 -0.9 0.5

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.116 -3.8 -0.6 1.3 -0.5 -1.1

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  -7.5 -0.8 1.1 -0.9 -0.8

Other foods

1.684 0.2 0.3 -0.3 0.8 0.5

Soups

0.094 0.0 -0.7 -1.8 2.4 -0.8

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.290 -1.0 1.2 0.6 -0.7 1.2

Snacks(1)

0.323 0.9 0.9 0.5 -1.7 0.9

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.280 0.2 0.0 -1.1 2.2 0.7

Salt and other seasonings and spices(2)(3)

  0.7 -0.2 -1.2 0.9 0.1

Olives, pickles, relishes(1)(2)(3)

  -1.8 -0.2 2.3 -0.2 -0.2

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  0.4 0.7 -0.3 1.8 1.3

Other condiments(1)(3)

  -2.8 -3.4 -1.6 0.0 -3.4

Baby food(1)(2)

0.072 0.1 0.5 1.4 -0.3 0.5

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.626 0.5 -0.1 -0.5 1.7 -0.1

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  3.0 0.4 0.6 0.8 0.4

Food away from home(1)

5.736 2.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.720 2.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.303 2.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.265 2.5 0.2 0.8 0.6 0.3

Food at elementary and secondary schools(1)(3)(5)

  2.1 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(1)(2)

0.082 1.2 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.1

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.365 2.2 -0.1 0.1 0.7 -0.1

Energy

9.406 0.5 0.6 -1.7 -1.0 2.1

Energy commodities

5.614 -0.8 0.9 -2.7 -1.5 3.4

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.326 2.9 3.3 0.1 1.0 3.3

Fuel oil(1)

0.221 -1.8 2.4 -0.6 0.4 2.4

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(1)(6)

0.105 14.0 5.2 -0.4 0.3 4.1

Motor fuel

5.288 -1.0 0.7 -2.8 -1.7 3.4

Gasoline (all types)

5.107 -1.0 0.7 -2.9 -1.6 3.1

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -1.2 0.8 -2.9 -1.7 3.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -0.8 0.4 -3.0 -1.5 2.8

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -0.1 0.6 -2.6 -1.4 2.6

Other motor fuels(2)

0.181 -2.1 0.5 -0.4 -0.7 2.0

Energy services(8)

3.792 2.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.2

Electricity(8)

2.889 3.2 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.4

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.903 -0.1 -0.1 -1.0 -1.8 -0.4

All items less food and energy

76.361 1.7 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.388 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Household furnishings and supplies(1)(9)

3.199 -2.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.5 -0.3

Window and floor coverings and other linens(1)(2)

0.255 -3.6 -0.8 -0.2 -0.2 -0.8

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.036 -2.9 -0.1 0.0 -0.8 -0.1

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.074 -1.1 0.2 -0.5 -0.7 0.2

Other linens(1)(2)

0.144 -5.0 -1.4 -0.1 0.2 -1.4

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.689 -2.3 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.4

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.228 -0.9 -0.6 0.4 0.4 -0.6

Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture(1)(2)

0.332 -0.7 -0.5 0.2 -0.3 -0.5

Other furniture(2)

0.122 -8.7 0.6 -2.1 -2.9 0.5

Infants' furniture(1)(3)(5)

    3.1     3.1

Appliances(2)

0.271 -3.8 -0.5 0.0 -0.5 -0.3

Major appliances(2)

0.154 -5.8 -0.7 0.6 -1.6 -0.6

Laundry equipment(3)

  -9.1 -2.2 0.0 -1.5 -1.6

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.114 -0.9 -0.3 -0.9 0.1 -0.3

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.455 -4.5 -0.7 -0.6 -0.3 -0.4

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.231 -7.1 -0.6 -0.7 -0.9 -0.6

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.099 -0.7 -0.1 -0.1 -0.7 -0.7

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.045 -3.2 -2.1 0.6 1.1 -2.1

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.081 -2.2 -1.0 0.1 -0.4 -0.7

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.661 -0.7 -0.2 -0.9 -0.5 -0.2

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.171 0.4 -0.8 -0.2 -0.1 -0.8

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.348 -1.1 0.1 -1.2 -0.8 0.0

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.867 -1.0 0.1 0.3 -0.4 0.1

Household cleaning products(1)(2)

0.346 -2.3 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.2

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.242 0.6 -0.3 0.7 -0.6 -0.3

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.279 -0.7 0.2 0.6 -0.6 0.2

Apparel

3.616 0.6 -2.3 -0.5 -0.4 0.9

Men's and boys' apparel

0.878 0.9 -2.8 0.8 -1.2 0.5

Men's apparel

0.689 0.7 -2.8 0.5 -1.5 0.6

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.124 2.5 -2.7 -1.9 1.7 2.9

Men's furnishings

0.189 1.7 -2.6 -2.3 -0.4 -0.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.219 0.0 -4.0 -3.4 0.7 0.4

Men's pants and shorts

0.150 -0.9 -1.7 10.3 -7.3 0.3

Boys' apparel

0.188 1.6 -2.6 1.9 0.8 -0.6

Women's and girls' apparel

1.535 1.8 -2.4 -0.8 -0.3 1.9

Women's apparel

1.290 3.2 -2.5 -0.6 0.2 2.1

Women's outerwear

0.106 6.9 -3.5 0.7 -0.6 1.5

Women's dresses

0.176 7.1 -5.7 -1.5 2.4 2.4

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.591 2.4 -1.6 -2.0 -0.5 4.4

Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories(2)

0.400 1.9 -2.0 1.7 1.0 -1.2

Girls' apparel

0.245 -5.1 -1.9 -2.2 -3.2 0.9

Footwear

0.694 -1.0 -2.2 -0.6 -0.4 -0.5

Men's footwear(1)

0.213 -0.6 -1.5 -0.4 -0.6 -1.5

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.155 1.8 -0.1 1.6 0.9 0.5

Women's footwear

0.327 -2.6 -3.7 -1.1 -0.9 -0.9

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.194 -1.7 -0.4 -0.5 1.9 1.3

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.315 -0.3 -1.9 -1.8 0.0 -0.3

Watches(1)(6)

0.090 0.6 -0.3 -1.4 0.1 -0.3

Jewelry(6)

0.225 -0.7 -2.5 -1.8 -0.9 -0.3

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.497 0.7 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1

New vehicles

3.151 0.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  0.4 0.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

New cars(3)

  -0.6 0.1 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1

New trucks(3)(11)

  1.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.860 2.0 -0.4 0.3 0.1 -0.2

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.417 -2.1 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.4

Tires(1)

0.277 -3.7 0.6 -0.1 -0.3 0.6

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.141 1.4 0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.0

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(1)(3)

  1.6 -0.3 -0.1 0.2 -0.3

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(1)(3)

  -0.2 0.5 0.6 0.2 0.5

Medical care commodities

1.711 0.3 -1.0 0.3 0.0 -0.8

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.634 0.4 -1.0 0.3 -0.1 -1.0

Prescription drugs

1.326 0.8 -1.0 0.4 0.2 -0.9

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.307 -1.3 -0.9 0.6 -0.5 -0.9

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.077 -1.6 -0.5 0.6 -1.1 -0.5

Recreation commodities(9)

2.203 -1.9 -0.7 0.0 0.0 -0.7

Video and audio products(9)

0.368 -5.8 -0.9 -0.4 0.0 -1.0

Televisions

0.124 -13.9 -1.2 -0.6 -0.5 -1.6

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.023 -7.1 -2.7 -1.8 0.7 -2.7

Audio equipment(1)

0.067 -3.8 -1.6 -0.6 0.8 -1.6

Audio discs, tapes and other media(1)(2)

0.043 2.4 1.4 0.2 -0.7 1.4

Pets and pet products(1)

0.684 0.3 -0.6 0.4 0.2 -0.6

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  1.1 -0.4 0.1 0.0 -0.4

Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories(1)(2)(3)

  -0.7 -0.8 0.8 0.7 -0.8

Sporting goods(1)

0.450 -1.5 -0.7 0.4 0.5 -0.7

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.241 -0.6 -0.4 0.5 0.7 -0.4

Sports equipment

0.200 -2.5 -0.9 0.1 1.1 -0.3

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.048 -3.9 -1.9 -0.1 0.0 0.7

Film and photographic supplies(1)(2)(3)

  3.5        

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -5.6 -2.5 0.4 0.0 0.3

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.230 3.0 -0.2 0.4 0.4 -0.2

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.131 5.5 -0.1 0.5 1.2 -0.1

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.095 -0.3 -0.2 0.4 -0.5 -0.2

Other recreational goods(2)

0.424 -4.5 -0.9 -0.9 -0.9 -0.9

Toys(1)

0.307 -5.3 -0.8 -0.9 -0.8 -0.8

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment(2)(3)

  -2.2 -0.8 -0.2 0.0 0.3

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(1)(2)

0.060 -4.4 -2.0 -1.5 -1.5 -2.0

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.039 1.5 -0.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.2

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.561 -2.2 0.0 -0.4 0.1 0.3

Educational books and supplies

0.218 5.0 0.2 1.1 0.6 0.6

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  5.7 0.2 1.0 0.2 0.2

Information technology commodities(9)

0.343 -6.3 -0.2 -1.3 -0.3 0.1

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.221 -6.6 0.5 -1.3 -0.9 0.8

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.043 -7.1 -1.7 0.5 -1.6 -1.7

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items(1)(2)

0.079 -5.1 -1.2 -2.1 2.3 -1.2

Alcoholic beverages

0.951 1.8 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.566 1.5 0.3 -0.3 0.3 0.5

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.273 2.3 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.3

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.071 1.6 -0.2 0.4 0.2 0.3

Whiskey at home(3)

  2.6 -0.3 0.6 0.5 -0.4

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(1)(3)

  1.1 -0.5 0.0 -0.4 -0.5

Wine at home

0.222 0.5 0.5 -1.2 -0.1 1.1

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.384 2.3 -0.1 0.4 0.3 -0.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home(1)(2)(3)

  2.2 0.2 0.4 -0.1 0.2

Wine away from home(1)(2)(3)

  2.4 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.0

Distilled spirits away from home(1)(2)(3)

  2.7 -0.6 0.6 0.5 -0.6

Other goods(9)

1.652 1.6 0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.4

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.814 3.2 0.6 0.1 -0.2 0.6

Cigarettes(1)(2)

0.753 3.2 0.6 0.0 -0.1 0.6

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.054 3.4 0.6 0.5 -0.8 0.6

Personal care products(1)

0.639 0.8 0.3 -0.4 0.1 0.3

Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products(1)(2)

0.337 0.8 -0.5 0.6 -0.2 -0.5

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements(1)

0.296 0.8 1.2 -1.5 0.4 1.2

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.199 -2.2 -0.3 1.0 -0.7 -0.3

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  -1.2 -0.2 1.3 -0.2 -0.3

Infants' equipment(1)(3)(5)

  -1.4 -1.1 -0.4 0.5 -1.1

Services less energy services

56.973 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1

Shelter

31.933 2.5 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

Rent of shelter(13)

31.578 2.5 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.3

Rent of primary residence(8)

6.609 2.9 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3

Lodging away from home(2)

0.758 1.2 -2.6 -3.1 2.9 -0.3

Housing at school, excluding board(8)(13)

0.162 3.4 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.3

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.597 0.6 -3.3 -4.0 3.6 -0.5

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(8)(13)

24.211 2.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(8)(13)

22.782 2.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.356 2.6 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.6

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.225 3.6 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.3

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.928 3.8 0.1 0.7 0.2 0.3

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.296 2.9 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.2

Household operations(1)(2)

0.733 2.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.252 3.2 0.9 0.4 0.3 0.9

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.236 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Moving, storage, freight expense(1)(2)

0.091 0.2 -1.7 0.0 0.0 -1.7

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.080 3.5 -0.2 0.8 0.1 -0.2

Medical care services

5.499 2.5 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.3

Professional services

3.022 2.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3

Physicians' services(8)

1.618 1.9 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.4

Dental services(8)

0.778 2.8 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.0

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.247 1.2 0.2 -0.4 -0.6 0.2

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.379 2.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Hospital and related services

1.821 3.9 0.1 -0.2 -0.3 0.4

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.596 4.2 0.1 -0.3 -0.4 0.5

Inpatient hospital services(8)(14)(3)

  4.4 0.3 -0.3 -0.5 0.6

Outpatient hospital services(8)(3)(6)

  3.8 0.0 -0.2 -0.5 0.3

Nursing homes and adult day services(8)(14)

0.140 3.0 0.1 0.3 0.7 0.2

Care of invalids and elderly at home(1)(5)

0.085 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.656 0.9 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4

Transportation services

5.889 1.7 -0.5 0.7 0.3 -0.4

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.369 -3.2 -1.9 1.2 -0.2 -1.4

Car and truck rental(2)

0.066 1.0 5.6 -1.0 -1.1 4.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.150 1.6 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.058 2.1 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.458 1.0 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.2

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.599 2.1 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.530 3.3 0.5 0.4 -0.2 0.5

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.564 1.6 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

State motor vehicle registration and license fees(1)(8)(2)

0.324 1.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1

Parking and other fees(1)(2)

0.217 2.5 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Parking fees and tolls(1)(2)(3)

  2.8 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1

Automobile service clubs(1)(2)(3)

  0.3 0.4 -0.4 -0.1 0.4

Public transportation

1.210 -0.1 -3.2 2.2 1.7 -2.9

Airline fare

0.791 -1.4 -5.3 3.6 2.6 -4.7

Other intercity transportation

0.148 0.8 1.8 -0.5 -0.3 0.3

Intercity bus fare(1)(3)(4)

           

Intercity train fare(3)(4)

  -3.9 4.8 -0.8 0.9 1.7

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  1.7 0.7 -0.8 -0.5 0.7

Intracity transportation(1)

0.269 3.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Intracity mass transit(1)(3)(9)

  3.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Recreation services(9)

3.744 1.7 -0.2 0.2 0.3 -0.1

Video and audio services(9)

1.520 2.2 -0.4 0.3 0.4 -0.3

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.416 2.7 -0.3 0.4 0.5 -0.1

Video discs and other media, including rental of video and audio(1)(2)

0.104 -5.3 -2.8 -0.3 -1.9 -2.8

Video discs and other media(1)(2)(3)

  -9.9 -4.6 -0.5 -2.7 -4.6

Rental of video or audio discs and other media(1)(2)(3)

  -0.6 -0.5 0.0 -0.4 -0.5

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.415 2.9 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.6

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  3.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  3.2 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.7

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.058 1.7 0.0 1.1 -0.7 0.0

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  1.8 0.1 1.0 -0.5 0.1

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  1.4 0.0 0.6 -0.6 0.0

Other recreation services(2)

1.749 1.1 -0.2 0.0 0.3 -0.2

Club dues and fees for participant sports and group exercises(2)

0.572 1.6 -0.5 0.2 -0.3 -0.5

Admissions(1)

0.639 1.3 0.2 -0.3 1.0 0.2

Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts(1)(2)(3)

  1.3 0.1 -0.2 1.2 0.1

Admission to sporting events(1)(2)(3)

  2.3 0.7 -0.7 0.4 0.7

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.232 0.3 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.2

Education and communication services(9)

6.225 2.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.126 3.4 0.0 0.4 0.5 0.3

College tuition and fees

1.775 3.9 0.0 0.4 0.6 0.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.398 3.8 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.3

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.787 2.2 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.060 3.0 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.3

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.155 6.2 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.1

Postage(1)

0.145 6.4 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.1

Delivery services(1)(2)

0.011 3.2 -0.2 0.3 1.0 -0.2

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.357 0.0 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.0

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.397 -2.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.960 3.0 0.1 0.5 -0.1 0.1

Internet services and electronic information providers(1)(2)

0.572 1.5 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.726 2.1 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2

Personal care services(1)

0.634 1.8 0.2 -0.3 0.4 0.2

Haircuts and other personal care services(1)(2)

0.634 1.8 0.2 -0.3 0.4 0.2

Miscellaneous personal services

1.092 2.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4

Legal services(6)

0.300 2.7 0.2 0.3 -0.4 0.2

Funeral expenses(6)

0.161 2.6 0.3 -0.1 0.3 0.4

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.240 1.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(1)(2)

0.030 3.5 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.3

Financial services(1)(6)

0.217 2.6 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.2

Checking account and other bank services(1)(2)(3)

  4.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Tax return preparation and other accounting fees(2)(3)

  3.4 -0.3 0.0 0.0 -0.3

Footnotes
(1) Not seasonally adjusted.
(2) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(3) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(4) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(6) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(7) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(8) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(9) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(10) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(11) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(12) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.

NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes, December 2013
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Nov.
2013
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2012
Nov.
2013
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2012-
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2013-
Dec.
2013
Sep.
2013-
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2013-
Nov.
2013
Nov.
2013-
Dec.
2013

All items less food

85.767 228.709 232.375 232.314 1.6 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.3

All items less shelter

68.067 220.582 223.088 222.834 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.3

All items less food and shelter

53.833 216.532 219.094 218.723 1.0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.4

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.427 215.598 218.765 218.037 1.1 -0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0

All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks

42.567 219.839 222.979 222.241 1.1 -0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0

All items less medical care

92.791 220.408 223.625 223.631 1.5 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.3

All items less energy

90.594 231.043 234.937 234.768 1.6 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Commodities

39.236 185.204 185.896 185.620 0.2 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3 0.5

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.528 147.231 147.754 146.798 -0.3 -0.6 -0.1 -0.2 0.0

Commodities less food

25.002 161.405 161.478 161.014 -0.2 -0.3 -0.7 -0.5 0.8

Commodities less food and beverages

24.052 158.782 158.752 158.269 -0.3 -0.3 -0.7 -0.5 0.8

Services

60.764 273.694 279.875 280.102 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.187 299.113 305.663 305.482 2.1 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Services less medical care services

55.266 260.580 266.417 266.629 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2

Durables

8.580 111.563 110.934 110.704 -0.8 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Nondurables

30.656 221.668 223.085 222.790 0.5 -0.1 -0.4 -0.2 0.7

Nondurables less food

16.422 208.549 209.313 208.623 0.0 -0.3 -0.9 -0.7 1.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

15.472 207.019 207.612 206.868 -0.1 -0.4 -1.0 -0.7 1.3

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

11.856 262.409 261.057 261.666 -0.3 0.2 -1.2 -0.8 1.5

Nondurables less food and apparel

12.806 258.414 257.496 258.079 -0.1 0.2 -1.1 -0.7 1.4

Housing

41.208 224.032 228.449 228.892 2.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Education and communication(2)

6.785 134.694 136.844 136.857 1.6 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2

Education(2)

3.344 220.818 228.514 228.578 3.5 0.0 0.4 0.5 0.4

Communication(2)

3.441 82.496 82.351 82.344 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Information and information processing(2)

3.285 78.975 78.613 78.607 -0.5 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

0.928 8.528 8.401 8.392 -1.6 -0.1 -0.5 -0.3 0.0

Recreation(2)

5.947 114.442 115.325 114.855 0.4 -0.4 0.1 0.2 -0.3

Video and audio(2)

1.888 98.515 99.542 99.010 0.5 -0.5 0.2 0.3 -0.4

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.099 162.915 165.399 164.992 1.3 -0.2 0.4 0.3 -0.1

Photography(2)

0.107 76.774 76.727 76.067 -0.9 -0.9 0.5 -0.4 0.3

Food and beverages

15.184 235.230 237.585 237.820 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Domestically produced farm food

7.192 240.239 241.207 241.358 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0

Other services

11.694 324.870 331.202 331.067 1.9 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.922 119.237 123.321 120.472 1.0 -2.3 -0.4 -0.4 1.2

Fuels and utilities

5.342 218.496 223.566 224.407 2.7 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.4

Household energy

4.118 187.642 191.347 192.224 2.4 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.5

Medical care

7.209 418.654 427.740 427.089 2.0 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0

Transportation

16.673 211.853 212.844 212.911 0.5 0.0 -0.7 -0.5 0.9

Private transportation

15.463 206.874 207.401 207.997 0.5 0.3 -0.9 -0.6 1.2

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.515 99.743 100.582 100.440 0.7 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Utilities and public transportation

9.999 207.478 211.742 211.039 1.7 -0.3 0.3 0.2 -0.3

Household furnishings and operations

3.932 125.202 123.692 123.409 -1.4 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2

Other goods and services

3.378 396.814 403.047 404.097 1.8 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3

Personal care

2.564 213.099 215.749 216.109 1.4 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.3

Footnotes
(1) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(2) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(3) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.

NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, December 2013
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Dec. 2013 from: Percent change to Nov. 2013 from:
Dec.
2012
Oct.
2013
Nov.
2013
Nov.
2012
Sep.
2013
Oct.
2013

U.S. city average

M

1.5 -0.2 0.0 1.2 -0.5 -0.2

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

1.3 0.1 0.0 1.0 -0.3 0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.4 0.2 0.0 1.0 -0.3 0.1

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

0.9 -0.1 0.0 0.8 -0.2 0.0

Midwest urban

M

1.0 -0.4 -0.2 1.0 -0.7 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.9 -0.4 -0.3 1.0 -0.7 -0.2

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

0.9 -0.6 -0.2 0.9 -0.7 -0.4

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.5 0.0 -0.1 1.5 -0.4 0.2

South urban

M

1.8 -0.1 0.1 1.5 -0.5 -0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.1 0.1 0.3 1.7 -0.4 -0.2

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

1.7 -0.3 0.0 1.5 -0.5 -0.3

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.1 -0.2 0.1 0.9 -0.5 -0.2

West urban

M

1.8 -0.4 0.0 1.3 -0.4 -0.4

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.9 -0.5 -0.1 1.4 -0.4 -0.4

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

1.4 -0.1 0.0 1.0 -0.4 -0.2

Size classes

A(4)

M

1.6 -0.2 0.0 1.3 -0.4 -0.2

B/C(3)

M

1.4 -0.3 0.0 1.2 -0.5 -0.3

D

M

1.4 -0.2 0.0 1.2 -0.6 -0.2

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

0.5 -0.7 -0.3 0.6 -0.6 -0.3

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

1.1 -0.5 0.0 0.4 -0.4 -0.5

New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA

M

1.5 0.1 0.0 1.2 -0.4 0.1

Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT

1

      0.9 0.1  

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

      1.0 -0.7  

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

      1.2 -0.7  

Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV(6)

1

      1.7 -0.2  

Atlanta, GA

2

2.4 -0.2        

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

0.8 -0.7        

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

3.6 1.0        

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

1.9 0.2        

Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD

2

1.2 0.1        

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

2.6 -0.4        

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

1.3 -0.7        

Footnotes
(1) Foods, fuels, and several other items are priced every month in all areas. Most other goods and services are priced as indicated: M - Every month. 1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November. 2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.
(2) Regions defined as the four Census regions.
(3) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(4) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(5) In addition, the following metropolitan areas are published semiannually and appear in Tables 34 and 39 of the January and July issues of the CPI Detailed Report: Anchorage, AK; Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN; Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO; Honolulu, HI; Kansas City, MO-KS; Milwaukee-Racine, WI; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI; Phoenix-Mesa, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland-Salem, OR-WA; St. Louis, MO-IL; San Diego, CA; Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL.
(6) Indexes on a November 1996=100 base.

NOTE: Local area indexes are byproducts of the national CPI program. Each local index has a smaller sample size than the national index and is, therefore, subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are similar. Therefore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics strongly urges users to consider adopting the national average CPI for use in their escalator clauses.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 5. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) and the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, all items index, December 2013
[Percent changes]
Month Year Unadjusted 1-month percent change Unadjusted 12-month percent change
C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U

December 2000

    2.6 3.4

December 2001

    1.3 1.6

December 2002

    2.0 2.4

December 2003

    1.7 1.9

December 2004

    3.2 3.3

December 2005

    2.9 3.4

December 2006

    2.3 2.5

December 2007

    3.7 4.1

December 2008

    0.2 0.1

December 2009

    2.5 2.7

December 2010

    1.3 1.5

January 2011

0.5 0.5 1.4 1.6

February 2011

0.5 0.5 1.9 2.1

March 2011

1.0 1.0 2.5 2.7

April 2011

0.7 0.6 3.1 3.2

May 2011

0.4 0.5 3.4 3.6

June 2011

-0.1 -0.1 3.4 3.6

July 2011

0.1 0.1 3.5 3.6

August 2011

0.3 0.3 3.7 3.8

September 2011

0.2 0.2 3.8 3.9

October 2011

-0.2 -0.2 3.5 3.5

November 2011

-0.1 -0.1 3.4 3.4

December 2011

-0.3 -0.2 2.9 3.0

January 2012

0.4 0.4 2.8 2.9

February 2012

0.4 0.4 2.7 2.9

March 2012

0.6 0.8 2.4 2.7

April 2012

0.3 0.3 1.9 2.3

May 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.5 1.7

June 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.5 1.7

July 2012

-0.2 -0.2 1.3 1.4

August 2012

0.4 0.6 1.4 1.7

September 2012

0.4 0.4 1.6 2.0

October 2012

0.0 0.0 1.8 2.2

November 2012

-0.4 -0.5 1.5 1.8

December 2012

-0.2 -0.3 1.6 1.7

January 2013

0.3 0.3 1.5 1.6

February 2013

0.7 0.8 1.8 2.0

March 2013

0.2 0.3 1.4 1.5

April 2013

-0.1 -0.1 1.1 1.1

May 2013

0.2 0.2 1.3 1.4

June 2013

0.2 0.2 1.6 1.8

July 2013

0.0 0.0 1.8 2.0

August 2013

0.1 0.1 1.4 1.5

September 2013

0.1 0.1 1.2 1.2

October 2013

-0.2 -0.3 1.0 1.0

November 2013

-0.2 -0.2 1.1 1.2

December 2013

0.0 0.0 1.3 1.5

Footnotes
(1) The C-CPI-U is designed to be a closer approximation to a cost-of-living index in that it, in its final form, accounts for any substitution that consumers make across item categories in response to changes in relative prices. Since the expenditure data required for the calculation of the C-CPI-U are available only with a time lag, the C-CPI-U is being issued first in preliminary form using the latest available expenditure data at that time and is subject to two revisions.

NOTE: Indexes for 2013 are intial estimates. Indexes for 2012 are interim adjustments. Data prior to 2012 are final.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2013, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2013
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Nov. 2013-
Dec. 2013
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Nov. 2013-
Dec. 2013(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.3   0.04 L-Jun. 2013 0.5

Food

14.233 0.1 0.007 0.08 - -

Food at home

8.497 0.0 0.000 0.12 - -

Cereals and bakery products

1.220 -0.1 -0.001 0.30 S-Oct. 2013 -0.4

Cereals and cereal products

0.464 -0.4 -0.002 0.45 L-Oct. 2013 0.9

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 0.9 0.000 0.73 L-Apr. 2013 2.7

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.286 -0.3 -0.001 0.65 S-Aug. 2013 -0.9

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.129 -1.4 -0.002 0.60 S-Oct. 2012 -1.5

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.65 L-Oct. 2013 2.0

Bakery products

0.756 0.1 0.001 0.40 S-Oct. 2013 -0.9

Bread(5)

0.223 -0.3 -0.001 0.78 S-Oct. 2013 -3.0

White bread(4)(6)

  -1.0   1.36 S-Oct. 2013 -1.9

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  0.8   1.25 S-Oct. 2013 -2.7

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)(5)

0.113 0.0 0.000 0.76 L-Oct. 2013 0.3

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.187 -0.5 -0.001 0.76 - -

Cookies(4)(6)

  -0.6   1.09 S-Oct. 2013 -0.9

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  -0.9   0.99 S-May 2012 -2.2

Other bakery products

0.233 1.1 0.003 0.76 L-Aug. 2013 1.3

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(4)(6)

  0.6   1.27 L-Jun. 2013 1.0

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  1.4   1.47 L-Oct. 2013 1.4

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers(6)

  0.8   0.98 L-Sep. 2013 1.6

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.980 0.3 0.005 0.23 L-Oct. 2013 0.6

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.865 0.2 0.004 0.24 L-Oct. 2013 0.5

Meats

1.198 0.4 0.004 0.29 L-Aug. 2013 0.4

Beef and veal(4)

0.564 0.2 0.001 0.39 S-Sep. 2013 -0.3

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.221 0.0 0.000 0.54 S-Oct. 2013 -0.1

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.083 0.5 0.000 0.96 S-Oct. 2013 0.0

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.207 0.2 0.000 0.66 L-Oct. 2013 0.7

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.053 0.5 0.000 1.06 S-Sep. 2013 -0.1

Pork

0.372 1.1 0.004 0.50 L-Aug. 2013 1.2

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.145 1.8 0.003 0.70 L-Mar. 2013 2.1

Bacon and related products(6)

  0.1   1.16 L-Oct. 2013 1.1

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  4.7   1.15 L-Jul. 2008 4.7

Ham

0.080 -1.0 -0.001 1.02 S-Oct. 2013 -1.0

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  -1.2   1.19 S-Jul. 2013 -1.2

Pork chops

0.060 1.8 0.001 0.98 L-Jul. 2013 2.4

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.088 1.3 0.001 1.11 L-Oct. 2013 5.3

Other meats

0.262 -0.4 -0.001 0.62 S-Oct. 2013 -0.5

Frankfurters(6)

  -1.7   1.74 S-Oct. 2013 -1.9

Lunchmeats(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.57 L-Oct. 2013 0.8

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  -1.3   0.95 S-Jul. 2013 -3.9

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)(6)

  -3.2   1.30 S-Jul. 2013 -5.6

Poultry

0.353 0.3 0.001 0.67 L-Oct. 2013 0.4

Chicken(5)

0.278 0.6 0.002 0.81 L-Aug. 2013 2.1

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  1.0   1.36 L-Sep. 2013 1.3

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  0.5   0.90 L-Oct. 2013 1.1

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.075 -1.3 -0.001 0.86 S-Nov. 2010 -1.9

Fish and seafood(4)

0.314 -0.4 -0.001 0.53 S-May 2013 -1.4

Fresh fish and seafood(4)(5)

0.164 -1.7 -0.003 0.82 S-Feb. 2010 -2.5

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.150 0.5 0.001 0.64 L-Oct. 2013 2.2

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  0.4   1.02 L-Oct. 2013 1.9

Frozen fish and seafood(4)(6)

  0.3   0.92 L-Oct. 2013 2.4

Eggs

0.114 1.1 0.001 0.81 - -

Dairy and related products(4)

0.883 0.4 0.004 0.29 - -

Milk(4)(5)

0.293 0.9 0.003 0.36 S-Oct. 2013 0.3

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

  0.9   0.59 S-Oct. 2013 -0.3

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)(6)

  1.2   0.45 L-Nov. 2012 2.4

Cheese and related products(4)

0.279 0.5 0.001 0.59 S-Oct. 2013 -1.3

Ice cream and related products

0.133 0.5 0.001 0.89 L-Sep. 2013 1.0

Other dairy and related products(5)

0.178 0.0 0.000 0.62 S-Oct. 2013 -0.4

Fruits and vegetables

1.271 -1.5 -0.019 0.33 S-Dec. 2008 -1.8

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.977 -2.1 -0.021 0.40 S-Dec. 2008 -2.2

Fresh fruits

0.509 -1.5 -0.008 0.63 S-Apr. 2013 -1.5

Apples

0.087 -0.1 0.000 1.15 S-Oct. 2013 -0.1

Bananas

0.078 0.3 0.000 0.71 S-Oct. 2013 -1.9

Citrus fruits(5)

0.114 0.9 0.001 1.30 L-Oct. 2013 1.9

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  1.7   1.92 L-Oct. 2013 2.5

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.230 -3.2 -0.007 1.12 S-Jan. 2013 -3.5

Fresh vegetables

0.468 -2.7 -0.013 0.60 S-Apr. 2011 -3.0

Potatoes

0.078 0.8 0.001 1.25 L-Sep. 2013 1.9

Lettuce

0.065 -4.2 -0.003 1.57 S-May 2013 -7.4

Tomatoes(4)

0.083 1.0 0.001 1.57 S-Oct. 2013 -1.4

Other fresh vegetables

0.241 -2.0 -0.005 0.88 S-Sep. 2013 -2.6

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.294 0.4 0.001 0.47 S-Oct. 2013 -1.2

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.149 0.0 0.000 0.67 S-Oct. 2013 -0.3

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.99 S-Sep. 2013 -1.7

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  -0.8   0.97 S-Mar. 2013 -0.9

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.090 1.4 0.001 0.92 L-Oct. 2011 2.1

Frozen vegetables(6)

  1.1   0.90 L-Dec. 2011 1.5

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.055 0.7 0.000 0.60 L-Jul. 2013 1.3

Dried beans, peas, and lentils(4)(5)(6)

  1.8   0.70 L-Dec. 2012 2.8

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.913 0.5 0.005 0.37 L-Sep. 2012 0.6

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.690 0.7 0.005 0.45 L-Aug. 2013 0.9

Carbonated drinks

0.277 -0.5 -0.001 0.70 S-Jun. 2013 -0.6

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 -0.7 0.000 0.54 S-Feb. 2013 -1.1

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.398 1.8 0.007 0.65 L-Jan. 2008 2.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.223 -0.1 0.000 0.46 L-Oct. 2013 0.5

Coffee

0.130 -0.4 -0.001 0.64 S-Aug. 2013 -1.4

Roasted coffee(6)

  0.0   0.79 L-Oct. 2013 0.7

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  1.0   0.68 L-Oct. 2013 1.1

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.093 -0.2 0.000 0.59 L-Oct. 2013 1.6

Other food at home

2.231 0.3 0.006 0.24 S-Oct. 2013 -0.2

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.295 -0.7 -0.002 0.55 S-Aug. 2013 -1.1

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.053 -1.2 -0.001 0.51 - -

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.181 -1.0 -0.002 0.83 S-Aug. 2013 -1.6

Other sweets(5)

0.061 0.1 0.000 0.61 - -

Fats and oils

0.253 0.1 0.000 0.46 L-Oct. 2013 0.3

Butter and margarine(5)

0.073 0.9 0.001 0.77 S-Oct. 2013 -1.1

Butter(6)

  2.6   1.32 L-Nov. 2012 4.0

Margarine(6)

  -0.8   1.11 S-Oct. 2013 -1.4

Salad dressing(4)(5)

0.064 0.5 0.000 0.78 L-Oct. 2013 1.3

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.116 -1.1 -0.001 0.78 S-Sep. 2013 -1.3

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  -0.8   0.85 L-Oct. 2013 1.1

Other foods

1.684 0.5 0.008 0.30 S-Oct. 2013 -0.3

Soups

0.094 -0.8 -0.001 1.13 S-Oct. 2013 -1.8

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.290 1.2 0.004 0.67 L-Jun. 2011 1.5

Snacks(4)

0.323 0.9 0.003 0.71 L-Jul. 2013 2.1

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.280 0.7 0.002 0.71 S-Oct. 2013 -1.1

Salt and other seasonings and spices(5)(6)

  0.1   0.92 S-Oct. 2013 -1.2

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)(6)

  -0.2   0.57 - -

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  1.3   1.21 S-Oct. 2013 -0.3

Other condiments(4)(6)

  -3.4   0.62 S-Sep. 2013 -6.3

Baby food(4)(5)

0.072 0.5 0.000 0.47 L-Oct. 2013 1.4

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.626 -0.1 -0.001 0.48 S-Oct. 2013 -0.5

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  0.4   0.73 S-Sep. 2013 -0.4

Food away from home(4)

5.736 0.1 0.008 0.05 S-Oct. 2013 0.1

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.720 0.2 0.004 0.07 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.303 0.1 0.003 0.07 S-Sep. 2013 0.0

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.265 0.3 0.001 0.14 S-Sep. 2013 -1.1

Food at elementary and secondary schools(4)(8)(6)

  0.2   0.07 - -

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)(5)

0.082 0.1 0.000 0.26 S-Sep. 2013 -1.2

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.365 -0.1 0.000 0.12 S-May 2013 -0.2

Energy

9.406 2.1 0.207 0.12 L-Jun. 2013 3.4

Energy commodities

5.614 3.4 0.198 0.14 L-Jun. 2013 5.7

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.326 3.3 0.011 0.34 L-Mar. 2011 4.6

Fuel oil(4)

0.221 2.4 0.005 0.44 L-Feb. 2013 3.1

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(4)(9)

0.105 4.1 0.004 0.46 L-Jan. 2010 6.0

Motor fuel

5.288 3.4 0.187 0.14 L-Jun. 2013 6.1

Gasoline (all types)

5.107 3.1 0.169 0.15 L-Jun. 2013 6.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  3.6   0.53 L-Jun. 2013 6.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  2.8   0.51 L-Jun. 2013 6.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  2.6   0.55 L-Jun. 2013 6.0

Other motor fuels(5)

0.181 2.0 0.004 0.16 L-Sep. 2013 2.4

Energy services(11)

3.792 0.2 0.009 0.18 L-Sep. 2013 0.8

Electricity(11)

2.889 0.4 0.013 0.21 L-Sep. 2013 0.5

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.903 -0.4 -0.004 0.26 L-Sep. 2013 1.8

All items less food and energy

76.361 0.1 0.083 0.04 S-Oct. 2013 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.388 0.0 -0.001 0.10 L-Aug. 2013 0.0

Household furnishings and supplies(4)(12)

3.199 -0.3 -0.010 0.14 L-Oct. 2013 -0.2

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)(5)

0.255 -0.8 -0.002 0.42 S-Jul. 2013 -0.9

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.036 -0.1 0.000 0.41 L-Oct. 2013 0.0

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.074 0.2 0.000 0.64 L-Sep. 2013 0.8

Other linens(4)(5)

0.144 -1.4 -0.002 0.70 S-Jul. 2013 -1.8

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.689 -0.4 -0.002 0.34 - -

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.228 -0.6 -0.001 0.43 S-Sep. 2013 -2.0

Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture(4)(5)

0.332 -0.5 -0.002 0.48 S-Jul. 2013 -1.8

Other furniture(5)

0.122 0.5 0.001 0.82 L-Apr. 2013 1.6

Infants' furniture(4)(8)(6)

  3.1   1.02 L-Apr. 2007 3.9

Appliances(5)

0.271 -0.3 -0.001 0.36 L-Oct. 2013 0.0

Major appliances(5)

0.154 -0.6 -0.001 0.49 L-Oct. 2013 0.6

Laundry equipment(6)

  -1.6   0.68 S-May 2013 -1.6

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.114 -0.3 0.000 0.47 S-Oct. 2013 -0.9

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.455 -0.4 -0.002 0.53 S-Oct. 2013 -0.6

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.231 -0.6 -0.001 0.84 L-Sep. 2013 -0.4

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.099 -0.7 -0.001 0.69 - -

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.045 -2.1 -0.001 1.15 S-Jul. 2013 -4.5

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.081 -0.7 -0.001 0.64 S-Jul. 2013 -1.0

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.661 -0.2 -0.001 0.26 L-Sep. 2013 0.7

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.171 -0.8 -0.001 0.45 S-Aug. 2009 -2.9

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.348 0.0 0.000 0.33 L-Sep. 2013 1.0

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.867 0.1 0.001 0.22 L-Oct. 2013 0.3

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.346 0.2 0.001 0.38 L-Feb. 2013 0.4

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.242 -0.3 -0.001 0.41 L-Oct. 2013 0.7

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.279 0.2 0.001 0.41 L-Oct. 2013 0.6

Apparel

3.616 0.9 0.030 0.50 L-Jun. 2013 0.9

Men's and boys' apparel

0.878 0.5 0.004 0.75 L-Oct. 2013 0.8

Men's apparel

0.689 0.6 0.004 0.91 L-Jun. 2013 0.7

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.124 2.9 0.004 1.84 L-Feb. 2013 3.8

Men's furnishings

0.189 -0.5 -0.001 0.96 S-Oct. 2013 -2.3

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.219 0.4 0.001 1.76 S-Oct. 2013 -3.4

Men's pants and shorts

0.150 0.3 0.000 1.62 L-Oct. 2013 10.3

Boys' apparel

0.188 -0.6 -0.001 1.53 S-Feb. 2013 -0.7

Women's and girls' apparel

1.535 1.9 0.028 0.84 L-Jul. 2013 2.1

Women's apparel

1.290 2.1 0.026 0.93 L-Aug. 2011 2.2

Women's outerwear

0.106 1.5 0.001 3.65 L-Sep. 2013 3.4

Women's dresses

0.176 2.4 0.004 3.44 - -

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.591 4.4 0.025 1.04 L-EVER -

Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories(5)

0.400 -1.2 -0.005 1.07 S-Sep. 2013 -2.4

Girls' apparel

0.245 0.9 0.002 1.95 L-Sep. 2013 1.4

Footwear

0.694 -0.5 -0.003 0.76 S-Oct. 2013 -0.6

Men's footwear(4)

0.213 -1.5 -0.003 1.10 S-Dec. 2012 -1.7

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.155 0.5 0.001 1.28 S-Sep. 2013 0.3

Women's footwear

0.327 -0.9 -0.003 1.01 - -

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.194 1.3 0.003 0.86 S-Oct. 2013 -0.5

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.315 -0.3 -0.001 0.94 S-Oct. 2013 -1.8

Watches(4)(9)

0.090 -0.3 0.000 1.17 S-Oct. 2013 -1.4

Jewelry(9)

0.225 -0.3 -0.001 1.03 L-Aug. 2013 0.7

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.497 -0.1 -0.003 0.06 S-Jul. 2013 -0.1

New vehicles

3.151 0.0 -0.001 0.10 L-Sep. 2013 0.2

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  0.0   0.11 L-Sep. 2013 0.1

New cars(6)

  -0.1   0.10 L-Sep. 2013 -0.1

New trucks(14)(6)

  -0.1   0.13 - -

Used cars and trucks

1.860 -0.2 -0.004 0.01 S-Jul. 2013 -0.4

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.417 0.4 0.002 0.20 L-Jan. 2012 0.4

Tires(4)

0.277 0.6 0.002 0.23 L-Jan. 2012 0.7

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.141 0.0 0.000 0.31 S-Oct. 2013 -0.1

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(4)(6)

  -0.3   0.31 S-Apr. 2012 -0.3

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(4)(6)

  0.5   0.58 L-Oct. 2013 0.6

Medical care commodities

1.711 -0.8 -0.013 0.17 S-EVER -

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.634 -1.0 -0.016 0.18 S-EVER -

Prescription drugs

1.326 -0.9 -0.011 0.18 S-EVER -

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.307 -0.9 -0.003 0.47 S-EVER -

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.077 -0.5 0.000 0.43 L-Oct. 2013 0.6

Recreation commodities(12)

2.203 -0.7 -0.015 0.17 S-Sep. 2013 -0.7

Video and audio products(12)

0.368 -1.0 -0.004 0.30 S-Apr. 2013 -1.5

Televisions

0.124 -1.6 -0.002 0.61 S-Jul. 2013 -2.6

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.023 -2.7 -0.001 0.80 S-Nov. 2012 -2.9

Audio equipment(4)

0.067 -1.6 -0.001 0.49 S-Mar. 2013 -2.9

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)(5)

0.043 1.4 0.001 0.41 L-Dec. 2008 3.2

Pets and pet products(4)

0.684 -0.6 -0.004 0.39 S-Jun. 2013 -0.7

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  -0.4   0.44 S-Dec. 2012 -0.4

Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories(4)(5)(6)

  -0.8   0.64 S-Sep. 2013 -0.8

Sporting goods(4)

0.450 -0.7 -0.003 0.30 S-Sep. 2013 -0.9

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.241 -0.4 -0.001 0.30 S-Sep. 2013 -1.2

Sports equipment

0.200 -0.3 -0.001 0.46 S-Aug. 2013 -0.4

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.048 0.7 0.000 0.62 L-Aug. 2013 1.7

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)(6)

      0.59 - -

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  0.3   0.80 L-Oct. 2013 0.4

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.230 -0.2 0.000 0.35 S-Sep. 2013 -0.4

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.131 -0.1 0.000 0.52 S-Sep. 2013 -0.4

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.095 -0.2 0.000 0.39 L-Oct. 2013 0.4

Other recreational goods(5)

0.424 -0.9 -0.004 0.44 - -

Toys(4)

0.307 -0.8 -0.003 0.53 - -

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment(5)(6)

  0.3   0.63 L-Aug. 2013 0.5

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)(5)

0.060 -2.0 -0.001 0.91 S-Jan. 2013 -3.0

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.039 -0.2 0.000 0.40 L-Oct. 2013 -0.1

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.561 0.3 0.001 0.30 L-Sep. 2013 0.4

Educational books and supplies

0.218 0.6 0.001 0.33 - -

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  0.2   0.40 - -

Information technology commodities(12)

0.343 0.1 0.000 0.36 L-Sep. 2013 0.1

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.221 0.8 0.002 0.48 L-Jun. 2012 1.1

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.043 -1.7 -0.001 0.75 S-Aug. 2012 -2.3

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items(4)(5)

0.079 -1.2 -0.001 0.50 S-Oct. 2013 -2.1

Alcoholic beverages

0.951 0.3 0.002 0.17 - -

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.566 0.5 0.003 0.24 L-Jan. 2012 0.5

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.273 0.3 0.001 0.25 - -

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.071 0.3 0.000 0.35 L-Oct. 2013 0.4

Whiskey at home(6)

  -0.4   0.56 S-Aug. 2012 -0.4

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(4)(6)

  -0.5   0.41 S-Aug. 2013 -0.6

Wine at home

0.222 1.1 0.002 0.40 L-Mar. 2007 1.1

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.384 -0.1 -0.001 0.27 S-Mar. 2013 -0.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.17 L-Oct. 2013 0.4

Wine away from home(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.33 S-Jun. 2013 0.0

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)(6)

  -0.6   0.31 S-Mar. 2012 -0.8

Other goods(12)

1.652 0.4 0.006 0.16 L-Jul. 2013 0.5

Tobacco and smoking products(4)

0.814 0.6 0.005 0.15 L-Jul. 2013 1.4

Cigarettes(4)(5)

0.753 0.6 0.004 0.16 L-Jul. 2013 1.4

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.054 0.6 0.000 0.32 L-Sep. 2013 0.6

Personal care products(4)

0.639 0.3 0.002 0.33 L-Aug. 2013 0.7

Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products(4)(5)

0.337 -0.5 -0.002 0.52 S-Jul. 2013 -0.5

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements(4)

0.296 1.2 0.003 0.43 L-Mar. 2013 1.2

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.199 -0.3 -0.001 0.41 L-Oct. 2013 1.0

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  -0.3   0.40 S-Aug. 2013 -1.7

Infants' equipment(4)(8)(6)

  -1.1   0.56 S-Aug. 2013 -1.7

Services less energy services

56.973 0.1 0.083 0.04 S-Apr. 2013 0.1

Shelter

31.933 0.2 0.077 0.05 S-Oct. 2013 0.1

Rent of shelter(16)

31.578 0.3 0.102 0.05 - -

Rent of primary residence(11)

6.609 0.3 0.018 0.05 L-Aug. 2013 0.4

Lodging away from home(5)

0.758 -0.3 -0.003 1.00 S-Oct. 2013 -3.1

Housing at school, excluding board(11)(16)

0.162 0.3 0.001 0.05 - -

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.597 -0.5 -0.003 1.24 S-Oct. 2013 -4.0

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(11)(16)

24.211 0.2 0.060 0.04 S-Oct. 2013 0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(11)(16)

22.782 0.2 0.057 0.04 S-Oct. 2013 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.356 0.6 0.002 0.26 L-Jul. 2013 0.6

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.225 0.3 0.004 0.16 - -

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.928 0.3 0.003 0.18 L-Oct. 2013 0.7

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.296 0.2 0.001 0.21 S-Sep. 2013 0.1

Household operations(4)(5)

0.733 0.1 0.001 0.14 - -

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.252 0.9 0.002 0.13 L-Feb. 2008 1.4

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.236 0.0 0.000 0.08 - -

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)(5)

0.091 -1.7 -0.002 0.78 S-Oct. 2010 -1.7

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.080 -0.2 0.000 0.25 S-Apr. 2013 -0.3

Medical care services

5.499 0.3 0.014 0.07 L-Sep. 2013 0.3

Professional services

3.022 0.3 0.008 0.08 L-Jun. 2013 0.3

Physicians' services(11)

1.618 0.4 0.006 0.13 L-Jun. 2013 0.4

Dental services(11)

0.778 0.0 0.000 0.09 S-Aug. 2013 0.0

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.247 0.2 0.001 0.21 L-Sep. 2013 0.5

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.379 -0.1 0.000 0.08 S-Jun. 2012 -0.1

Hospital and related services

1.821 0.4 0.008 0.14 L-Sep. 2013 0.6

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.596 0.5 0.008 0.16 L-Sep. 2013 0.7

Inpatient hospital services(11)(17)(6)

  0.6   0.21 L-Sep. 2013 0.6

Outpatient hospital services(11)(9)(6)

  0.3   0.33 L-Sep. 2013 0.7

Nursing homes and adult day services(11)(17)

0.140 0.2 0.000 0.08 S-Sep. 2013 0.0

Care of invalids and elderly at home(4)(8)

0.085 0.0 0.000 0.08 - -

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.656 -0.4 -0.003 0.08 - -

Transportation services

5.889 -0.4 -0.025 0.11 S-Aug. 2013 -0.5

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.369 -1.4 -0.005 0.51 S-Apr. 2010 -1.4

Car and truck rental(5)

0.066 4.1 0.003 1.28 L-Jan. 2013 5.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.150 0.1 0.001 0.11 L-Sep. 2013 0.2

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.058 0.1 0.000 0.14 L-Oct. 2013 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.458 0.2 0.001 0.14 L-Aug. 2013 0.2

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.599 -0.1 0.000 0.16 - -

Motor vehicle insurance

2.530 0.5 0.013 0.18 L-Jul. 2013 1.3

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.564 0.0 0.000 0.06 - -

State motor vehicle registration and license fees(4)(11)(5)

0.324 0.1 0.000 0.01 - -

Parking and other fees(4)(5)

0.217 0.0 0.000 0.10 - -

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.15 S-Oct. 2013 -0.1

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)(6)

  0.4   0.20 L-Jun. 2013 0.8

Public transportation

1.210 -2.9 -0.036 0.32 S-Nov. 2008 -2.9

Airline fare

0.791 -4.7 -0.037 0.45 S-Jun. 1999 -4.8

Other intercity transportation

0.148 0.3 0.000 0.80 L-Sep. 2013 4.0

Intercity bus fare(4)(7)(6)

           

Intercity train fare(7)(6)

  1.7   1.49 L-Jul. 2013 3.5

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  0.7   0.59 L-Sep. 2013 4.0

Intracity transportation(4)

0.269 0.0 0.000 0.11 - -

Intracity mass transit(4)(12)(6)

  0.0   0.06 - -

Recreation services(12)

3.744 -0.1 -0.005 0.22 S-Apr. 2013 -0.1

Video and audio services(12)

1.520 -0.3 -0.004 0.17 S-Oct. 2012 -0.3

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.416 -0.1 -0.001 0.17 S-Oct. 2012 -0.3

Video discs and other media, including rental of video and audio(4)(5)

0.104 -2.8 -0.003 0.75 S-Aug. 2002 -3.7

Video discs and other media(4)(5)(6)

  -4.6   0.85 S-EVER -

Rental of video or audio discs and other media(4)(5)(6)

  -0.5   0.33 S-Apr. 2013 -0.9

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.415 0.6 0.003 0.13 L-Dec. 2011 0.7

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.19 L-Sep. 2013 1.7

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.7   0.15 L-Jul. 2012 0.7

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.058 0.0 0.000 0.32 L-Oct. 2013 1.1

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  0.1   0.13 L-Oct. 2013 1.0

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.40 L-Oct. 2013 0.6

Other recreation services(5)

1.749 -0.2 -0.003 0.43 S-Apr. 2013 -0.3

Club dues and fees for participant sports and group exercises(5)

0.572 -0.5 -0.003 0.46 S-Jul. 2013 -0.5

Admissions(4)

0.639 0.2 0.001 0.76 S-Oct. 2013 -0.3

Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts(4)(5)(6)

  0.1   0.59 S-Oct. 2013 -0.2

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)(6)

  0.7   0.77 L-Aug. 2013 1.1

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.232 0.2 0.000 0.26 L-Sep. 2013 0.3

Education and communication services(12)

6.225 0.2 0.011 0.06 - -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.126 0.3 0.010 0.08 S-Sep. 2013 -0.1

College tuition and fees

1.775 0.4 0.007 0.13 S-Oct. 2013 0.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.398 0.3 0.001 0.06 - -

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.787 0.2 0.001 0.11 S-Oct. 2013 0.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.060 0.3 0.000 0.16 S-Aug. 2013 -0.1

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.155 0.1 0.000 0.02 S-Jun. 2013 0.0

Postage(4)

0.145 0.1 0.000 0.00 S-Jun. 2013 0.1

Delivery services(4)(5)

0.011 -0.2 0.000 0.24 S-Jul. 2013 -1.2

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.357 0.0 0.001 0.05 L-Oct. 2013 0.2

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.397 0.0 -0.001 0.04 L-Oct. 2013 0.0

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.960 0.1 0.001 0.09 L-Oct. 2013 0.5

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)(5)

0.572 -0.1 0.000 0.26 L-Oct. 2013 -0.1

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.726 0.2 0.003 0.13 L-Aug. 2013 0.3

Personal care services(4)

0.634 0.2 0.002 0.09 S-Oct. 2013 -0.3

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)(5)

0.634 0.2 0.002 0.09 S-Oct. 2013 -0.3

Miscellaneous personal services

1.092 0.4 0.005 0.18 L-Feb. 2013 0.6

Legal services(9)

0.300 0.2 0.001 0.11 L-Oct. 2013 0.3

Funeral expenses(9)

0.161 0.4 0.001 0.14 L-Jun. 2013 0.4

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.240 0.3 0.001 0.10 L-Jan. 2013 0.7

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)(5)

0.030 0.3 0.000 0.11 S-Oct. 2013 0.1

Financial services(4)(9)

0.217 -0.2 0.000 0.69 S-Jul. 2013 -0.4

Checking account and other bank services(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.69 - -

Tax return preparation and other accounting fees(5)(6)

  -0.3   0.57 S-Jul. 2013 -0.3

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.767 0.3 0.290 0.04 L-Jun. 2013 0.5

All items less shelter

68.067 0.3 0.220 0.05 L-Jun. 2013 0.6

All items less food and shelter

53.833 0.4 0.213 0.05 L-Jun. 2013 0.7

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.427 0.0 0.005 0.06 - -

All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks

42.567 0.0 0.009 0.06 - -

All items less medical care

92.791 0.3 0.296 0.04 L-Jun. 2013 0.5

All items less energy

90.594 0.1 0.090 0.04 - -

Commodities

39.236 0.5 0.207 0.06 L-Jun. 2013 1.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.528 0.0 0.003 0.11 L-Aug. 2013 0.0

Commodities less food

25.002 0.8 0.200 0.08 L-Jun. 2013 1.4

Commodities less food and beverages

24.052 0.8 0.197 0.09 L-Jun. 2013 1.5

Services

60.764 0.2 0.093 0.04 - -

Services less rent of shelter(16)

29.187 0.1 0.018 0.06 - -

Services less medical care services

55.266 0.2 0.088 0.05 S-Oct. 2013 0.2

Durables

8.580 -0.1 -0.005 0.07 - -

Nondurables

30.656 0.7 0.227 0.08 L-Jun. 2013 1.3

Nondurables less food

16.422 1.3 0.212 0.12 L-Jun. 2013 1.9

Nondurables less food and beverages

15.472 1.3 0.209 0.13 L-Jun. 2013 2.0

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

11.856 1.5 0.181 0.08 L-Jun. 2013 2.4

Nondurables less food and apparel

12.806 1.4 0.183 0.08 L-Jun. 2013 2.2

Housing

41.208 0.2 0.093 0.05 - -

Education and communication(5)

6.785 0.2 0.012 0.06 - -

Education(5)

3.344 0.4 0.012 0.08 S-Oct. 2013 0.4

Communication(5)

3.441 0.0 0.001 0.08 L-Oct. 2013 0.0

Information and information processing(5)

3.285 0.0 0.000 0.08 L-Oct. 2013 0.0

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

0.928 0.0 0.000 0.22 L-Sep. 2013 0.3

Recreation(5)

5.947 -0.3 -0.020 0.15 S-Dec. 2010 -0.4

Video and audio(5)

1.888 -0.4 -0.008 0.16 S-Oct. 2012 -0.4

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.099 -0.1 -0.002 0.24 S-Jun. 2013 -0.4

Photography(5)

0.107 0.3 0.000 0.35 L-Oct. 2013 0.5

Food and beverages

15.184 0.1 0.010 0.07 - -

Domestically produced farm food

7.192 0.0 0.001 0.14 S-Sep. 2013 -0.1

Other services

11.694 0.1 0.012 0.09 S-Sep. 2013 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.922 1.2 0.034 0.59 L-Aug. 2011 1.3

Fuels and utilities

5.342 0.4 0.023 0.18 L-Sep. 2013 0.7

Household energy

4.118 0.5 0.020 0.16 L-Sep. 2013 0.9

Medical care

7.209 0.0 0.001 0.08 - -

Transportation

16.673 0.9 0.160 0.07 L-Jun. 2013 1.9

Private transportation

15.463 1.2 0.195 0.06 L-Jun. 2013 2.2

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.515 -0.1 -0.007 0.08 - -

Utilities and public transportation

9.999 -0.3 -0.026 0.12 S-Aug. 2013 -0.4

Household furnishings and operations

3.932 -0.2 -0.008 0.12 - -

Other goods and services

3.378 0.3 0.011 0.11 L-Aug. 2013 0.3

Personal care

2.564 0.3 0.007 0.13 L-Aug. 2013 0.3

Footnotes
(1) The 'effect' of an item category is a measure of that item's contribution to the All items price change. For example, if the Food index had an effect of 0.40, and the All items index rose 1.2 percent, then the increase in food prices contributed 0.40 / 1.2, or 33.3 percent, to that All items increase. Said another way, had food prices been unchanged for that month the change in the All items index would have been 1.2 percent minus 0.40, or 0.8 percent. Effects can be negative as well. For example, if the effect of food was a negative 0.1, and the All items index rose 0.5 percent, the All items index actually would have been 0.1 percent higher (or 0.6 percent) had food prices been unchanged. Since food prices fell while prices overall were rising, the contribution of food to the All items price change was negative (in this case, -0.1 / 0.5, or minus 20 percent).
(2) A statistic's margin of error is often expressed as its point estimate plus or minus two standard errors. For example, if a CPI category rose 0.6 percent, and its standard error was 0.15 percent, the margin of error on this item's 1-month percent change would be 0.6 percent, plus or minus 0.3 percent.
(3) If the current seasonally adjusted 1-month percent change is greater than the previous published 1-month percent change, then this column identifies the closest prior month with a 1-month percent change as (L)arge as or (L)arger than the current 1-month change. If the current 1-month percent change is smaller than the previous published 1-month percent change, the most recent month with a change as (S)mall or (S)maller than the current month change is identified. If the current and previous published 1-month percent changes are equal, a dash will appear. Standard numerical comparisons are used. For example, 0.8% is greater than 0.6%, -0.4% is less than -0.2%, and -0.2% is less than 0.0%. Note that a (L)arger change can be a smaller decline, for example, a -0.2% change is larger than a -0.4% change, but still represents a decline in the price index. Likewise, (S)maller changes can be increases, for example, a 0.6% change is smaller than 0.8%, but still represents an increase in the price index. In this context, a -0.2% change is considered to be smaller than a 0.0% change.
(4) Not seasonally adjusted.
(5) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(6) Special indexes based on a substantially smaller sample. These series do not contribute to the all items index aggregation and therefore do not have a relative importance or effect.
(7) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(9) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(10) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(11) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(12) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(15) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(16) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(17) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(18) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.

NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2013, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2013
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Dec. 2012-
Dec. 2013
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Dec. 2012-
Dec. 2013(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 1.5   0.08 L-Aug. 2013 1.5

Food

14.233 1.1 0.151 0.14 S-Aug. 2010 1.0

Food at home

8.497 0.4 0.033 0.18 S-Jun. 2010 0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.220 0.5 0.006 0.42 S-Dec. 2010 -0.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.464 -0.3 -0.001 0.60 S-May 2013 -0.4

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -2.6 -0.001 1.21 S-Oct. 2010 -3.0

Breakfast cereal

0.286 0.2 0.001 0.83 L-Oct. 2013 0.4

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.129 -0.6 -0.001 1.09 S-Apr. 2013 -1.3

Rice(4)(5)

  2.1   1.31 L-Oct. 2013 5.3

Bakery products

0.756 0.9 0.007 0.56 S-Oct. 2013 0.9

Bread(4)

0.223 0.7 0.002 1.06 S-Oct. 2013 -1.2

White bread(5)

  -0.4   1.51 S-Oct. 2013 -0.7

Bread other than white(5)

  2.0   1.42 L-Sep. 2013 2.4

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.113 0.5 0.001 1.04 S-Nov. 2012 0.4

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.187 1.7 0.003 1.40 S-Aug. 2013 1.7

Cookies(5)

  2.4   1.33 L-Oct. 2013 2.9

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  0.7   2.04 S-Oct. 2013 0.5

Other bakery products

0.233 0.7 0.002 0.99 L-Oct. 2013 0.8

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  2.4   1.52 S-Apr. 2011 1.6

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  0.3   1.68 L-Aug. 2013 0.5

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers(5)

  1.1   1.47 L-Jul. 2013 2.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.980 2.9 0.058 0.32 L-Oct. 2013 3.0

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.865 2.8 0.051 0.34 L-Oct. 2013 3.1

Meats

1.198 2.2 0.027 0.42 L-Aug. 2012 2.5

Beef and veal

0.564 1.7 0.010 0.66 S-Oct. 2013 1.4

Uncooked ground beef

0.221 1.7 0.004 0.97 - -

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.083 3.1 0.003 1.43 L-Sep. 2013 3.3

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.207 1.1 0.002 1.04 S-Sep. 2013 1.1

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.053 2.2 0.001 1.39 S-Mar. 2013 1.8

Pork

0.372 4.5 0.016 0.75 L-Feb. 2012 5.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.145 8.2 0.011 1.21 L-Dec. 2011 8.2

Bacon and related products(5)

  9.6   2.88 S-Sep. 2013 9.3

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  7.4   1.86 L-Mar. 2011 8.6

Ham

0.080 2.1 0.002 1.67 S-Aug. 2013 1.1

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  1.9   2.00 S-Aug. 2013 1.1

Pork chops

0.060 3.1 0.002 1.30 L-Apr. 2012 3.6

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.088 1.9 0.002 1.68 L-Oct. 2013 3.0

Other meats

0.262 0.2 0.001 0.91 S-Aug. 2013 -0.1

Frankfurters(5)

  -1.8   2.71 S-Aug. 2013 -2.4

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  1.0   0.73 S-Jul. 2013 0.2

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  -0.3   2.47 L-Sep. 2013 4.2

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  -5.4   4.15 S-Oct. 2013 -6.7

Poultry

0.353 3.0 0.010 0.92 S-Nov. 2011 3.0

Chicken(4)

0.278 3.5 0.010 1.10 S-May 2012 2.5

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  5.3   2.04 L-Oct. 2013 6.6

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  2.1   1.09 S-Nov. 2011 0.8

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.075 1.0 0.001 1.32 S-Jul. 2013 0.8

Fish and seafood

0.314 4.6 0.014 0.89 S-Sep. 2013 3.5

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.164 6.4 0.010 1.25 S-Oct. 2013 6.3

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.150 2.7 0.004 1.06 L-Oct. 2013 3.7

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  -0.6   1.58 S-Jan. 2011 -0.8

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  6.4   2.02 L-Apr. 2012 8.1

Eggs

0.114 5.8 0.007 1.05 L-Jul. 2013 6.8

Dairy and related products

0.883 -0.5 -0.004 0.49 L-Oct. 2013 -0.2

Milk(4)

0.293 0.1 0.000 0.61 L-Oct. 2013 1.0

Fresh whole milk(5)

  -0.2   0.73 L-Oct. 2013 0.0

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  0.3   0.74 L-Oct. 2013 1.2

Cheese and related products

0.279 -1.0 -0.003 0.88 S-Oct. 2013 -1.2

Ice cream and related products

0.133 0.6 0.001 1.33 L-Sep. 2013 0.8

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.178 -1.5 -0.003 1.07 S-Jun. 2013 -2.1

Fruits and vegetables

1.271 -0.1 -0.002 0.52 S-Oct. 2012 -0.1

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.977 -0.3 -0.003 0.63 S-Oct. 2012 -0.4

Fresh fruits

0.509 -2.0 -0.010 0.97 S-Jan. 2012 -3.1

Apples

0.087 -6.1 -0.006 2.09 S-Jan. 2010 -7.6

Bananas

0.078 -1.1 -0.001 1.06 S-Oct. 2013 -1.9

Citrus fruits(4)

0.114 2.8 0.003 2.07 S-Jun. 2013 1.7

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  4.6   2.20 S-May 2013 3.9

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.230 -2.9 -0.007 1.62 S-Sep. 2012 -3.7

Fresh vegetables

0.468 1.7 0.008 0.82 S-Dec. 2012 -1.2

Potatoes

0.078 7.2 0.005 1.65 L-Oct. 2013 10.2

Lettuce

0.065 2.0 0.001 1.83 S-Dec. 2012 -3.2

Tomatoes

0.083 -0.2 0.000 1.96 S-Nov. 2012 -1.8

Other fresh vegetables

0.241 0.6 0.001 1.23 S-Dec. 2012 -0.7

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.294 0.3 0.001 0.66 L-Sep. 2013 0.7

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.149 2.2 0.003 0.92 L-Aug. 2013 2.4

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  1.2   1.28 L-Aug. 2013 3.3

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  2.8   1.36 L-Jun. 2012 4.4

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.090 -2.4 -0.002 1.31 L-Oct. 2013 -1.6

Frozen vegetables(5)

  -2.2   1.60 L-Oct. 2013 -1.6

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.055 0.0 0.000 1.61 S-Oct. 2013 -1.0

Dried beans, peas, and lentils(4)(5)

  -1.0   2.36 S-Oct. 2013 -1.7

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.913 -1.4 -0.014 0.53 L-Oct. 2013 -1.3

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.690 -0.5 -0.004 0.65 L-Aug. 2013 -0.1

Carbonated drinks

0.277 -2.2 -0.006 0.90 S-Sep. 2013 -2.4

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 2.9 0.000 1.80 S-Aug. 2013 2.9

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.398 0.5 0.002 0.86 L-Aug. 2013 0.8

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.223 -4.3 -0.010 0.89 S-EVER -

Coffee

0.130 -7.6 -0.011 1.08 S-Apr. 1999 -8.1

Roasted coffee(5)

  -9.0   1.14 S-Oct. 1998 -15.3

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  -1.5   1.50 L-Mar. 2013 1.1

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.093 0.6 0.001 1.37 S-Aug. 2013 0.6

Other food at home

2.231 -0.4 -0.010 0.42 L-Jul. 2013 0.2

Sugar and sweets

0.295 -2.6 -0.008 0.91 S-Sep. 2013 -2.7

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.053 -9.2 -0.005 0.99 S-May 1982 -10.1

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.181 -0.6 -0.001 1.49 S-Oct. 2013 -0.9

Other sweets(4)

0.061 -2.0 -0.001 1.13 S-Apr. 2000 -2.5

Fats and oils

0.253 -2.4 -0.006 1.02 - -

Butter and margarine(4)

0.073 -0.6 0.000 1.12 L-Sep. 2013 -0.3

Butter(5)

  0.9   1.95 L-Oct. 2013 0.9

Margarine(5)

  -2.5   1.55 S-Jul. 2010 -3.6

Salad dressing(4)

0.064 -1.7 -0.001 1.14 S-Jul. 2013 -2.6

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.116 -3.8 -0.005 1.99 S-Mar. 2010 -4.4

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  -7.5   2.58 S-EVER -

Other foods

1.684 0.2 0.004 0.50 L-Jul. 2013 0.9

Soups

0.094 0.0 0.000 1.37 L-Aug. 2013 0.6

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.290 -1.0 -0.003 1.12 L-Jul. 2013 -0.7

Snacks

0.323 0.9 0.003 1.03 L-Sep. 2013 1.6

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.280 0.2 0.001 0.90 S-Oct. 2013 -1.0

Salt and other seasonings and spices(4)(5)

  0.7   1.65 L-Dec. 2012 0.8

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  -1.8   1.61 L-Aug. 2013 -0.5

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  0.4   1.39 S-Oct. 2013 -1.2

Other condiments(5)

  -2.8   1.75 S-Dec. 2004 -3.6

Baby food(4)

0.072 0.1 0.000 0.86 S-Sep. 2013 0.1

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.626 0.5 0.003 1.04 S-Oct. 2013 -0.2

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  3.0   1.41 L-Jun. 2013 3.2

Food away from home

5.736 2.1 0.117 0.18 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.720 2.1 0.057 0.23 S-Oct. 2013 2.1

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.303 2.0 0.045 0.25 L-May 2013 2.0

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.265 2.5 0.007 0.60 - -

Food at elementary and secondary schools(7)(5)

  2.1   0.76 S-Oct. 2013 2.1

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.082 1.2 0.001 0.84 L-Oct. 2013 1.7

Other food away from home(4)

0.365 2.2 0.008 0.61 - -

Energy

9.406 0.5 0.044 0.17 L-Jul. 2013 4.7

Energy commodities

5.614 -0.8 -0.047 0.15 L-Jul. 2013 5.0

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.326 2.9 0.010 0.64 L-Mar. 2012 4.3

Fuel oil

0.221 -1.8 -0.004 0.61 L-Aug. 2013 0.0

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.105 14.0 0.014 1.17 L-Oct. 2008 17.0

Motor fuel

5.288 -1.0 -0.056 0.16 L-Jul. 2013 5.1

Gasoline (all types)

5.107 -1.0 -0.052 0.16 L-Jul. 2013 5.2

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  -1.2   0.72 L-Jul. 2013 5.1

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  -0.8   0.64 L-Jul. 2013 5.3

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  -0.1   0.63 L-Jul. 2013 6.0

Other motor fuels(4)

0.181 -2.1 -0.004 0.23 L-Aug. 2013 -1.6

Energy services(10)

3.792 2.4 0.091 0.31 S-Mar. 2013 1.1

Electricity(10)

2.889 3.2 0.092 0.41 L-Sep. 2013 3.2

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.903 -0.1 -0.001 0.49 S-Jan. 2013 -2.5

All items less food and energy

76.361 1.7 1.307 0.11 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.388 -0.1 -0.015 0.24 L-Oct. 2013 -0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.199 -2.2 -0.072 0.36 - -

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.255 -3.6 -0.009 1.19 L-Aug. 2013 -2.8

Floor coverings(4)

0.036 -2.9 -0.001 1.34 L-Jan. 2013 -2.5

Window coverings(4)

0.074 -1.1 -0.001 2.26 L-Oct. 2013 -0.2

Other linens(4)

0.144 -5.0 -0.008 1.60 L-Aug. 2013 -3.8

Furniture and bedding

0.689 -2.3 -0.017 0.96 L-Oct. 2013 -2.2

Bedroom furniture

0.228 -0.9 -0.002 1.45 L-Aug. 2013 0.6

Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture(4)

0.332 -0.7 -0.002 1.09 S-Oct. 2013 -1.3

Other furniture(4)

0.122 -8.7 -0.012 3.19 L-Oct. 2013 -5.3

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

      3.29 - -

Appliances(4)

0.271 -3.8 -0.011 0.80 S-Mar. 2011 -3.9

Major appliances(4)

0.154 -5.8 -0.010 1.11 S-EVER -

Laundry equipment(5)

  -9.1   1.59 S-EVER -

Other appliances(4)

0.114 -0.9 -0.001 1.03 L-Jan. 2013 -0.8

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.455 -4.5 -0.022 1.01 S-Aug. 2013 -4.7

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.231 -7.1 -0.018 1.85 L-Oct. 2013 -6.4

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.099 -0.7 -0.001 1.43 S-May 2012 -1.9

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.045 -3.2 -0.001 2.69 S-Sep. 2013 -3.5

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.081 -2.2 -0.002 1.38 S-Feb. 2004 -3.0

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.661 -0.7 -0.005 0.56 S-Feb. 2011 -1.3

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.171 0.4 0.001 0.79 S-Sep. 2012 0.4

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.348 -1.1 -0.004 0.86 L-Oct. 2013 0.0

Housekeeping supplies

0.867 -1.0 -0.009 0.49 L-Oct. 2013 -0.6

Household cleaning products(4)

0.346 -2.3 -0.008 0.83 L-Oct. 2013 -2.3

Household paper products(4)

0.242 0.6 0.001 0.90 L-Oct. 2013 1.6

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.279 -0.7 -0.002 0.93 L-Oct. 2013 -0.3

Apparel

3.616 0.6 0.023 1.24 L-Sep. 2013 0.8

Men's and boys' apparel

0.878 0.9 0.008 1.51 L-Oct. 2013 2.2

Men's apparel

0.689 0.7 0.005 1.80 L-Oct. 2013 1.7

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.124 2.5 0.003 3.64 L-Jun. 2013 5.7

Men's furnishings

0.189 1.7 0.003 2.22 S-May 2011 0.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.219 0.0 0.000 3.78 L-Sep. 2013 1.9

Men's pants and shorts

0.150 -0.9 -0.001 5.37 L-Oct. 2013 6.6

Boys' apparel

0.188 1.6 0.003 3.27 S-Aug. 2013 0.3

Women's and girls' apparel

1.535 1.8 0.026 2.35 L-Aug. 2013 2.9

Women's apparel

1.290 3.2 0.040 2.33 L-Jun. 2012 4.1

Women's outerwear

0.106 6.9 0.007 9.60 L-Sep. 2013 9.8

Women's dresses

0.176 7.1 0.011 9.85 L-Jan. 2013 9.7

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.591 2.4 0.014 2.68 L-Mar. 2013 4.7

Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories(4)

0.400 1.9 0.007 2.45 S-Sep. 2013 0.9

Girls' apparel

0.245 -5.1 -0.013 5.90 L-Sep. 2013 -0.4

Footwear

0.694 -1.0 -0.007 1.50 S-Dec. 2010 -1.5

Men's footwear

0.213 -0.6 -0.001 2.16 L-Oct. 2013 0.0

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.155 1.8 0.003 3.03 S-Sep. 2013 1.1

Women's footwear

0.327 -2.6 -0.008 2.49 S-Aug. 2011 -2.8

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.194 -1.7 -0.003 1.97 L-Feb. 2013 0.6

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.315 -0.3 -0.001 2.79 S-Mar. 2013 -1.2

Watches(8)

0.090 0.6 0.001 2.80 S-Oct. 2013 0.6

Jewelry(8)

0.225 -0.7 -0.002 3.25 S-Apr. 2013 -1.2

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.497 0.7 0.041 0.19 S-Sep. 2013 0.7

New vehicles

3.151 0.4 0.013 0.29 S-Jan. 2011 0.1

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  0.4   0.25 S-Jan. 2011 0.2

New cars(5)

  -0.6   0.27 S-Jan. 2011 -0.8

New trucks(13)(5)

  1.4   0.34 S-Mar. 2013 1.3

Used cars and trucks

1.860 2.0 0.037 0.22 - -

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.417 -2.1 -0.009 0.43 L-Aug. 2013 -2.1

Tires

0.277 -3.7 -0.011 0.57 L-Jul. 2013 -3.6

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.141 1.4 0.002 0.61 - -

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  1.6   0.61 S-Jun. 2012 1.0

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  -0.2   1.00 L-Oct. 2013 2.6

Medical care commodities

1.711 0.3 0.006 0.45 S-Sep. 2013 0.2

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.634 0.4 0.007 0.47 S-Sep. 2013 0.2

Prescription drugs

1.326 0.8 0.011 0.57 S-Oct. 2013 0.5

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.307 -1.3 -0.004 0.88 S-Sep. 2011 -1.5

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.077 -1.6 -0.001 0.91 S-EVER -

Recreation commodities(11)

2.203 -1.9 -0.043 0.46 - -

Video and audio products(11)

0.368 -5.8 -0.023 0.74 - -

Televisions

0.124 -13.9 -0.020 1.38 S-Oct. 2013 -14.4

Other video equipment(4)

0.023 -7.1 -0.002 1.68 S-Oct. 2013 -10.1

Audio equipment

0.067 -3.8 -0.003 1.40 S-Oct. 2013 -4.9

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.043 2.4 0.001 1.25 L-Aug. 2013 3.0

Pets and pet products

0.684 0.3 0.002 0.81 L-Oct. 2013 0.3

Pet food(4)(5)

  1.1   0.82 S-Aug. 2012 1.0

Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories(4)(5)

  -0.7   1.73 L-Sep. 2012 -0.7

Sporting goods

0.450 -1.5 -0.007 0.94 S-Oct. 2013 -1.7

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.241 -0.6 -0.002 0.72 S-Sep. 2013 -0.6

Sports equipment

0.200 -2.5 -0.005 1.82 S-Oct. 2013 -3.2

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.048 -3.9 -0.002 1.70 L-Mar. 2013 -2.7

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

  3.5   3.74 S-Sep. 2011 3.1

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -5.6   1.97 L-May 2013 -5.6

Recreational reading materials

0.230 3.0 0.007 1.08 S-Dec. 2012 2.4

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.131 5.5 0.007 1.21 S-Oct. 2012 5.5

Recreational books(4)

0.095 -0.3 0.000 1.85 S-Sep. 2013 -0.6

Other recreational goods(4)

0.424 -4.5 -0.020 1.15 L-Oct. 2013 -4.2

Toys

0.307 -5.3 -0.017 1.40 L-Sep. 2013 -5.3

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment(4)(5)

  -2.2   1.67 L-Sep. 2013 -2.0

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.060 -4.4 -0.003 1.95 S-Jan. 2008 -4.6

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.039 1.5 0.001 1.65 L-Oct. 2013 2.3

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.561 -2.2 -0.013 0.75 L-Aug. 2012 -2.0

Educational books and supplies

0.218 5.0 0.011 1.00 L-Jul. 2013 6.3

College textbooks(14)(5)

  5.7   0.94 L-Jul. 2013 5.9

Information technology commodities(11)

0.343 -6.3 -0.024 1.11 L-Feb. 2011 -6.3

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.221 -6.6 -0.016 1.47 L-Dec. 2010 -5.6

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.043 -7.1 -0.003 1.80 S-May 2013 -8.1

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items(4)

0.079 -5.1 -0.004 1.82 S-Oct. 2013 -7.3

Alcoholic beverages

0.951 1.8 0.017 0.32 S-Sep. 2013 1.7

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.566 1.5 0.008 0.40 L-Aug. 2013 1.6

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.273 2.3 0.006 0.55 L-Oct. 2013 2.3

Distilled spirits at home

0.071 1.6 0.001 0.69 S-Sep. 2013 1.1

Whiskey at home(5)

  2.6   1.29 S-Sep. 2013 2.5

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  1.1   0.97 S-Oct. 2013 0.9

Wine at home

0.222 0.5 0.001 0.70 L-Sep. 2013 1.2

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.384 2.3 0.009 0.56 S-Sep. 2013 2.3

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home(4)(5)

  2.2   0.44 L-Oct. 2013 2.4

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  2.4   1.03 S-Oct. 2013 1.9

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  2.7   1.04 S-Sep. 2013 2.6

Other goods(11)

1.652 1.6 0.026 0.38 L-Sep. 2012 1.6

Tobacco and smoking products

0.814 3.2 0.026 0.49 L-Oct. 2013 3.4

Cigarettes(4)

0.753 3.2 0.024 0.54 - -

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.054 3.4 0.002 0.96 L-Oct. 2013 3.8

Personal care products

0.639 0.8 0.005 0.66 L-Oct. 2012 1.2

Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products(4)

0.337 0.8 0.003 0.95 L-Nov. 2012 0.8

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.296 0.8 0.002 0.89 L-Mar. 2013 0.8

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.199 -2.2 -0.005 1.24 S-Sep. 2013 -2.4

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  -1.2   1.46 S-Sep. 2013 -2.0

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -1.4   1.31 S-Jun. 2013 -1.7

Services less energy services

56.973 2.3 1.322 0.10 S-Oct. 2013 2.3

Shelter

31.933 2.5 0.804 0.14 L-Jul. 2008 2.5

Rent of shelter(15)

31.578 2.5 0.795 0.14 L-Jul. 2008 2.5

Rent of primary residence(10)

6.609 2.9 0.188 0.18 L-Sep. 2013 3.0

Lodging away from home(4)

0.758 1.2 0.009 1.35 - -

Housing at school, excluding board(10)(15)

0.162 3.4 0.005 0.27 L-Oct. 2013 3.4

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.597 0.6 0.003 1.67 - -

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(10)(15)

24.211 2.5 0.598 0.15 L-Aug. 2008 2.5

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(10)(15)

22.782 2.5 0.563 0.15 L-Aug. 2008 2.5

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.356 2.6 0.009 0.78 S-Aug. 2013 2.6

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.225 3.6 0.043 0.73 S-Sep. 2013 3.6

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.928 3.8 0.035 0.92 S-Aug. 2013 3.8

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.296 2.9 0.008 0.71 L-Jun. 2013 3.0

Household operations(4)

0.733 2.0 0.014 0.40 - -

Domestic services(4)

0.252 3.2 0.008 0.56 L-Nov. 2008 3.6

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.236 0.9 0.002 0.46 - -

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.091 0.2 0.000 1.94 S-Apr. 2013 0.0

Repair of household items(4)

0.080 3.5 0.003 0.78 S-Aug. 2013 2.8

Medical care services

5.499 2.5 0.139 0.27 S-Sep. 1972 2.3

Professional services

3.022 2.1 0.063 0.31 L-Jul. 2013 2.2

Physicians' services(10)

1.618 1.9 0.030 0.56 L-Jun. 2013 2.2

Dental services(10)

0.778 2.8 0.022 0.30 S-Dec. 2012 2.8

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.247 1.2 0.003 0.60 L-Sep. 2013 1.5

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.379 2.1 0.008 0.37 - -

Hospital and related services

1.821 3.9 0.070 0.39 S-Jul. 2013 3.2

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.596 4.2 0.066 0.45 S-Jul. 2013 3.4

Inpatient hospital services(10)(16)(5)

  4.4   0.63 - -

Outpatient hospital services(10)(8)(5)

  3.8   0.88 S-Jul. 2013 3.7

Nursing homes and adult day services(10)(16)

0.140 3.0 0.004 0.40 S-Oct. 2013 2.6

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.085 0.3 0.000 0.54 - -

Health insurance(7)

0.656 0.9 0.006 0.33 S-Sep. 2011 0.1

Transportation services

5.889 1.7 0.099 0.31 S-Sep. 2012 1.5

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.369 -3.2 -0.012 1.13 S-Jun. 2013 -4.1

Car and truck rental(4)

0.066 1.0 0.001 2.28 L-Oct. 2013 2.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.150 1.6 0.019 0.31 L-Oct. 2013 1.7

Motor vehicle body work

0.058 2.1 0.001 0.37 S-Jun. 2013 2.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.458 1.0 0.005 0.44 L-Oct. 2013 1.1

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.599 2.1 0.012 0.48 - -

Motor vehicle insurance

2.530 3.3 0.083 0.50 - -

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.564 1.6 0.009 0.59 S-Jun. 2013 1.5

State motor vehicle registration and license fees(10)(4)

0.324 1.1 0.004 0.69 L-Sep. 2013 1.1

Parking and other fees(4)

0.217 2.5 0.005 0.96 S-Sep. 2011 2.0

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  2.8   2.88 S-Sep. 2011 2.3

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  0.3   0.78 L-Sep. 2013 0.6

Public transportation

1.210 -0.1 -0.001 0.79 S-Sep. 2012 -0.9

Airline fare

0.791 -1.4 -0.011 1.12 S-Sep. 2012 -2.6

Other intercity transportation

0.148 0.8 0.001 1.87 S-Aug. 2013 -0.2

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

           

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  -3.9   2.26 S-Oct. 2013 -3.9

Ship fare(4)(5)

  1.7   1.86 L-Jun. 2010 2.6

Intracity transportation

0.269 3.4 0.009 0.70 - -

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  3.9   1.18 - -

Recreation services(11)

3.744 1.7 0.065 0.58 S-Sep. 2013 1.7

Video and audio services(11)

1.520 2.2 0.032 0.81 S-Sep. 2013 1.6

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.416 2.7 0.038 0.80 S-Oct. 2013 2.7

Video discs and other media, including rental of video and audio(4)

0.104 -5.3 -0.006 2.59 S-Jun. 2003 -7.2

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -9.9   2.84 S-Mar. 2000 -10.0

Rental of video or audio discs and other media(4)(5)

  -0.6   3.24 S-Jul. 2013 -0.9

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.415 2.9 0.012 0.54 L-Nov. 2012 2.9

Pet services(4)(5)

  3.0   0.59 L-Oct. 2013 3.1

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  3.2   0.84 L-Feb. 2012 3.2

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.058 1.7 0.001 1.12 L-Oct. 2013 1.9

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  1.8   0.95 L-Oct. 2013 2.2

Film processing(4)(5)

  1.4   0.88 L-Sep. 2013 1.5

Other recreation services(4)

1.749 1.1 0.019 1.05 S-Jul. 2013 1.1

Club dues and fees for participant sports and group exercises(4)

0.572 1.6 0.009 1.53 S-Aug. 2013 1.2

Admissions

0.639 1.3 0.008 1.57 S-Oct. 2013 0.1

Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts(4)(5)

  1.3   1.28 S-Oct. 2013 -0.3

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  2.3   1.38 S-Jul. 2013 1.6

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.232 0.3 0.001 0.99 L-Oct. 2013 1.1

Education and communication services(11)

6.225 2.0 0.122 0.21 - -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.126 3.4 0.105 0.36 - -

College tuition and fees

1.775 3.9 0.068 0.57 - -

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.398 3.8 0.015 0.38 - -

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.787 2.2 0.017 0.39 - -

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.060 3.0 0.002 0.94 L-May 2013 3.0

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.155 6.2 0.009 0.10 - -

Postage

0.145 6.4 0.009 0.10 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.011 3.2 0.000 0.52 L-Sep. 2013 3.9

Telephone services(4)

2.357 0.0 0.000 0.20 - -

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.397 -2.0 -0.029 0.29 - -

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.960 3.0 0.029 0.28 L-Oct. 2013 3.4

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.572 1.5 0.008 0.78 S-Aug. 2013 1.4

Other personal services(11)

1.726 2.1 0.036 0.36 L-Sep. 2013 2.2

Personal care services

0.634 1.8 0.011 0.44 S-Oct. 2013 1.7

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.634 1.8 0.011 0.44 S-Oct. 2013 1.7

Miscellaneous personal services

1.092 2.3 0.024 0.48 L-Jun. 2013 2.5

Legal services(8)

0.300 2.7 0.008 1.19 L-Oct. 2013 3.0

Funeral expenses(8)

0.161 2.6 0.004 0.52 L-Sep. 2013 3.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.240 1.2 0.003 0.36 L-Aug. 2013 1.2

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.030 3.5 0.001 0.72 L-Aug. 2013 3.5

Financial services(8)

0.217 2.6 0.005 1.67 L-May 2013 4.1

Checking account and other bank services(4)(5)

  4.7   2.38 S-Sep. 2013 4.7

Tax return preparation and other accounting fees(4)(5)

  3.4   1.66 L-Feb. 2013 3.8

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.767 1.6 1.351 0.10 L-Jul. 2013 2.0

All items less shelter

68.067 1.0 0.697 0.10 L-Aug. 2013 1.1

All items less food and shelter

53.833 1.0 0.547 0.12 L-Aug. 2013 1.0

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.427 1.1 0.503 0.14 S-Dec. 2010 1.1

All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks

42.567 1.1 0.465 0.15 S-Jan. 2011 1.1

All items less medical care

92.791 1.5 1.357 0.09 L-Aug. 2013 1.5

All items less energy

90.594 1.6 1.458 0.09 - -

Commodities

39.236 0.2 0.089 0.13 L-Jul. 2013 1.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.528 -0.3 -0.052 0.26 L-Oct. 2013 -0.3

Commodities less food

25.002 -0.2 -0.061 0.19 L-Jul. 2013 1.0

Commodities less food and beverages

24.052 -0.3 -0.079 0.19 L-Jul. 2013 1.0

Services

60.764 2.3 1.412 0.11 S-Jan. 2013 2.3

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.187 2.1 0.617 0.14 S-Oct. 2012 2.0

Services less medical care services

55.266 2.3 1.274 0.12 S-Oct. 2013 2.3

Durables

8.580 -0.8 -0.067 0.17 S-Aug. 2013 -1.1

Nondurables

30.656 0.5 0.157 0.16 L-Aug. 2013 0.5

Nondurables less food

16.422 0.0 0.006 0.27 L-Jul. 2013 2.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

15.472 -0.1 -0.011 0.29 L-Jul. 2013 2.3

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

11.856 -0.3 -0.034 0.15 L-Jul. 2013 2.5

Nondurables less food and apparel

12.806 -0.1 -0.017 0.14 L-Jul. 2013 2.4

Housing

41.208 2.2 0.890 0.13 L-Sep. 2013 2.2

Education and communication(4)

6.785 1.6 0.109 0.20 - -

Education(4)

3.344 3.5 0.115 0.34 - -

Communication(4)

3.441 -0.2 -0.006 0.22 - -

Information and information processing(4)

3.285 -0.5 -0.016 0.24 - -

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

0.928 -1.6 -0.015 0.68 L-Sep. 2010 -1.4

Recreation(4)

5.947 0.4 0.022 0.43 S-Oct. 2013 0.4

Video and audio(4)

1.888 0.5 0.010 0.68 S-Oct. 2013 0.4

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.099 1.3 0.014 0.51 L-Aug. 2013 1.3

Photography(4)

0.107 -0.9 -0.001 1.06 L-Sep. 2012 -0.2

Food and beverages

15.184 1.1 0.168 0.13 S-Aug. 2010 1.0

Domestically produced farm food

7.192 0.5 0.034 0.21 S-Apr. 2010 0.1

Other services

11.694 1.9 0.222 0.23 S-Sep. 2013 1.9

Apparel less footwear

2.922 1.0 0.030 1.47 L-Aug. 2013 1.6

Fuels and utilities

5.342 2.7 0.143 0.35 L-Oct. 2013 3.2

Household energy

4.118 2.4 0.100 0.30 L-Oct. 2013 3.0

Medical care

7.209 2.0 0.144 0.24 S-Jul. 2013 1.9

Transportation

16.673 0.5 0.084 0.13 L-Jul. 2013 2.7

Private transportation

15.463 0.5 0.085 0.12 L-Jul. 2013 2.6

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.515 0.7 0.039 0.21 S-Sep. 2013 0.6

Utilities and public transportation

9.999 1.7 0.171 0.22 S-Jan. 2013 1.5

Household furnishings and operations

3.932 -1.4 -0.058 0.29 - -

Other goods and services

3.378 1.8 0.062 0.27 L-May 2013 1.8

Personal care

2.564 1.4 0.036 0.33 L-Jun. 2013 1.4

Footnotes
(1) The 'effect' of an item category is a measure of that item's contribution to the All items price change. For example, if the Food index had an effect of 0.40, and the All items index rose 1.2 percent, then the increase in food prices contributed 0.40 / 1.2, or 33.3 percent, to that All items increase. Said another way, had food prices been unchanged for that year the change in the All items index would have been 1.2 percent minus 0.40, or 0.8 percent. Effects can be negative as well. For example, if the effect of food was a negative 0.1, and the All items index rose 0.5 percent, the All items index actually would have been 0.1 percent higher (or 0.6 percent) had food prices been unchanged. Since food prices fell while prices overall were rising, the contribution of food to the All items price change was negative (in this case, -0.1 / 0.5, or minus 20 percent).
(2) A statistic's margin of error is often expressed as its point estimate plus or minus two standard errors. For example, if a CPI category rose 2.6 percent, and its standard error was 0.25 percent, the margin of error on this item's 12-month percent change would be 2.6 percent, plus or minus 0.5 percent.
(3) If the current 12-month percent change is greater than the previous published 12-month percent change, then this column identifies the closest prior month with a 12-month percent change as (L)arge as or (L)arger than the current 12-month change. If the current 12-month percent change is smaller than the previous published 12-month percent change, the most recent month with a change as (S)mall or (S)maller than the current month change is identified. If the current and previous published 12-month percent changes are equal, a dash will appear. Standard numerical comparison is used. For example, 2.0% is greater than 0.6%, -4.4% is less than -2.0%, and -2.0% is less than 0.0%. Note that a (L)arger change can be a smaller decline, for example, a -0.2% change is larger than a -0.4% change, but still represents a decline in the price index. Likewise, (S)maller changes can be increases, for example, a 0.6% change is smaller than 0.8%, but still represents an increase in the price index. In this context, a -0.2% change is considered to be smaller than a 0.0% change.
(4) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(5) Special indexes based on a substantially smaller sample. These series do not contribute to the all items index aggregation and therefore do not have a relative importance or effect.
(6) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(7) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(9) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(10) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(11) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(12) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(15) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(16) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(17) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.

NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Last Modified Date: January 16, 2014