Consumer Price Index News Release

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 8:30 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday, April 16, 2013   USDL-13-0668
 
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                   Consumer Price Index - March 2013

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) decreased
 0.2 percent in March 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.
 
 The all items seasonally adjusted decrease was primarily due to a 4.4
 percent decline in the gasoline index. The indexes for electricity
 and fuel oil declined as well, as the energy index fell 2.6 percent
 in March after a 5.4 percent increase in February. The food index was
 unchanged in March, with the index for food at home declining
 slightly.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in
 March, after a 0.2 percent increase in February. The indexes for
 shelter, used cars and trucks, medical care, personal care, and
 airline fares all rose in March. These increases more than offset
 declines in the indexes for apparel, household furnishings and
 operations, and tobacco.
 
 The all items index increased 1.5 percent over the last 12 months;
 this compares to 2.0 percent last month and is the smallest increase
 since the 12 months ending July 2012. The index for all items less
 food and energy increased 1.9 percent over the last 12 months. The
 food index rose 1.5 percent while the energy index declined 1.6
 percent.


 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.
                              Sep.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.   ended 
                              2012  2012  2012  2012  2013  2013  2013   Mar.  
                                                                         2013  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .5    .2   -.2    .0    .0    .7   -.2      1.5
  Food......................    .1    .2    .2    .2    .0    .1    .0      1.5
   Food at home.............   -.1    .3    .3    .2    .0    .1   -.1      1.0
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .1    .1    .1    .1    .1    .2      2.3
  Energy....................   3.9    .1  -3.4   -.8  -1.7   5.4  -2.6     -1.6
   Energy commodities.......   6.1    .1  -5.7  -1.5  -3.0   8.6  -4.1     -3.1
    Gasoline (all types)....   6.3   -.1  -6.0  -1.9  -3.0   9.1  -4.4     -3.1
    Fuel oil (1)............   4.1   1.1   -.2    .0   -.2   3.1  -2.1     -2.4
   Energy services..........    .4    .2    .6    .3    .4    .5   -.2      1.1
    Electricity.............    .1    .3    .4    .2   1.1    .3   -.6       .9
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............   1.2   -.2   1.5    .7  -1.7   1.2   1.0      1.8
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .2    .1    .1    .3    .2    .1      1.9
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....   -.1    .0   -.1   -.1    .2    .0   -.1       .0
    New vehicles............    .0    .1    .3    .2    .1   -.3    .1      1.1
    Used cars and trucks....  -1.4   -.7   -.4   -.3    .2    .8   1.2       .1
    Apparel.................    .5    .6   -.5    .1    .8   -.1  -1.0       .8
    Medical care commodities   -.1    .1   -.3   -.3    .1   -.4    .1       .6
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .2    .2    .2    .3    .2    .2      2.5
    Shelter.................    .2    .2    .2    .1    .2    .2    .2      2.2
    Transportation services     .5    .6    .2    .4    .5    .1    .2      3.1
    Medical care services...    .3    .1    .3    .3    .2    .3    .3      3.9

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.




 Consumer Price Index Data for March 2013
 
 Food
 
 The food index was unchanged in March as a 0.2 percent increase in
 the index for food away from home offset a 0.1 percent decline in the
 food at home index. Within food at home, three of the six major
 grocery store food group indexes declined. The dairy group posted the
 largest decrease, falling 0.6 percent after a 0.4 percent decline in
 February. The fruits and vegetables index fell 0.4 percent in March
 after rising in February, and the index for nonalcoholic beverages
 declined 0.2 percent. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs
 was unchanged in March after rising 0.5 percent the previous month.
 The indexes for cereals and bakery products and for other food at
 home both increased 0.2 percent in March. Over the last 12 months,
 the food at home index has risen 1.0 percent. The fruits and
 vegetables index rose 4.4 percent over that span, the largest
 increase among the food groups, while the indexes for dairy and
 related products and for nonalcoholic beverages both declined. The
 index for food away from home has risen 2.3 percent over the past
 year.


 Energy
 
 The energy index turned down in March, falling 2.6 percent after a
 sharp February increase. The gasoline index, which rose 9.1 percent
 in February, fell 4.4 percent in March. (Before seasonal adjustment,
 gasoline prices increased 1.4 percent in March.) The index for fuel
 oil also turned down, falling 2.1 percent in March after rising 3.1
 percent in February. The electricity index fell 0.6 percent after a
 0.3 percent February increase. In contrast to these declines, the
 index for natural gas increased 1.0 percent, its fourth increase in
 the last five months. Over the past 12 months, the indexes for
 gasoline and fuel oil have declined; gasoline by 3.1 percent and fuel
 oil by 2.4 percent. The indexes for natural gas and electricity have
 risen; natural gas by 1.8 percent and electricity by 0.9 percent.


 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in
 March following increases of 0.3 percent in January and 0.2 percent
 in February. The shelter index increased 0.2 percent for the third
 month in a row. The rent index rose 0.2 percent while the index for
 owners' equivalent rent advanced 0.1 percent. The index for used cars
 and trucks rose 1.2 percent in March following a 0.8 percent increase
 in February. The index for medical care rose 0.3 percent in March,
 its largest increase since July 2012. The index for airline fares
 turned up in March, rising 0.6 percent after declining 0.3 percent in
 February. The personal care index also rose in March, increasing 0.2
 percent, while the index for new vehicles increased 0.1 percent.
 Several indexes declined in March, most notably apparel, which fell
 1.0 percent, its largest decline since April 2001. The index for
 household furnishings and operations fell 0.3 percent, its third
 decline in four months, while the tobacco index decreased 0.2
 percent. The recreation index, which increased in January and
 February, declined 0.1 percent in March.

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 1.9 percent
 for the 12 months ending March. Component indexes rising more quickly
 than this include airline fare (3.8 percent), medical care (3.1
 percent), and shelter (2.2 percent). Among those indexes rising more
 slowly are new vehicles (1.1 percent), apparel (0.8 percent), and
 used cars and trucks (0.1 percent). The index for household
 furnishings and operations declined 0.6 percent over the span.

 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 232.773
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.3 percent prior
 to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 1.3 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 229.323  (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased
 0.3 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 1.4 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index increased 0.2 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
 Please note that the indexes for the post-2011 period are subject to
 revision.

 
 The Consumer Price Index for April 2013 is scheduled to be released
 on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).



 Discontinuation of Department Store Inventory Indexes
 
 The Bureau of Labor Statistics will discontinue publication of its
 Department Store Inventory indexes after the release of the December
 2013 CPI in mid-January 2014, and these values will no longer be
 uploaded to the Labstat database. For further information please
 contact Sharon Gibson at 202-691-6968 or gibson.sharon@bls.gov.
 
 Publication Changes for Average Price Series
 
 The Bureau of Labor Statistics will discontinue publication of three
 average price series after the release of the June 2013 CPI in mid-
 July 2013. They are:

  -         utility (piped) gas, 40 therms;
  -         utility (piped) gas, 100 therms; and
  -         electricity, 500 kilowatt hours.

 The Bureau will, however, continue to publish average prices for
 utility (piped) gas on a per therm basis, and will continue to
 publish electricity prices on a per kilowatt hour basis. As such,
 users will be able to convert these data to any consumption amount.
  CPI Detailed Report table P1. Average residential prices for utility
 (piped) gas, electricity, and fuel oil, U.S. city average and
 selected areas will no longer be published.  Data for fuel oil #2,
 per gallon (3.785 liters) will continue to be available in the CPI
 Average Price Data public database.

 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 cover 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.









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

All items

100.000 229.392 232.166 232.773 1.5 0.3 0.0 0.7 -0.2

Food

14.208 232.792 236.301 236.332 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Food at home

8.545 231.383 234.033 233.777 1.0 -0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.223 267.101 269.304 269.504 0.9 0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.940 230.485 233.041 233.294 1.2 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.0

Dairy and related products(1)

0.895 219.131 219.526 218.123 -0.5 -0.6 0.4 -0.4 -0.6

Fruits and vegetables

1.296 279.057 293.742 291.284 4.4 -0.8 0.3 1.4 -0.4

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.937 169.513 168.977 168.736 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 0.0 -0.2

Other food at home

2.255 204.574 204.763 205.264 0.3 0.2 -0.2 -0.6 0.2

Food away from home(1)

5.663 236.073 240.930 241.409 2.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Energy

10.050 253.599 248.146 249.565 -1.6 0.6 -1.7 5.4 -2.6

Energy commodities

6.289 334.427 320.258 324.016 -3.1 1.2 -3.0 8.6 -4.1

Fuel oil(1)

0.238 395.016 393.782 385.552 -2.4 -2.1 -0.2 3.1 -2.1

Motor fuel

5.950 330.834 316.580 320.739 -3.1 1.3 -3.2 9.0 -4.2

Gasoline (all types)

5.756 329.780 315.243 319.523 -3.1 1.4 -3.0 9.1 -4.4

Energy services(2)

3.761 186.784 189.679 188.856 1.1 -0.4 0.4 0.5 -0.2

Electricity(2)

2.861 192.148 194.739 193.856 0.9 -0.5 1.1 0.3 -0.6

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.900 168.196 171.888 171.248 1.8 -0.4 -1.7 1.2 1.0

All items less food and energy

75.742 228.735 232.432 233.052 1.9 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.451 147.644 147.093 147.717 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Apparel

3.542 127.258 126.303 128.279 0.8 1.6 0.8 -0.1 -1.0

New vehicles

3.170 144.350 145.925 145.989 1.1 0.0 0.1 -0.3 0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.842 148.677 146.718 148.753 0.1 1.4 0.2 0.8 1.2

Medical care commodities

1.704 333.188 334.405 335.198 0.6 0.2 0.1 -0.4 0.1

Alcoholic beverages

0.948 230.193 233.898 234.015 1.7 0.1 -0.1 0.4 0.2

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.799 845.760 865.607 863.888 2.1 -0.2 0.5 -0.2 -0.2

Services less energy services

56.291 277.780 284.231 284.834 2.5 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Shelter

31.503 255.609 260.720 261.330 2.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

6.501 258.569 265.256 265.821 2.8 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

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

23.861 263.317 268.448 268.802 2.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Medical care services

5.457 435.721 451.625 452.596 3.9 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Physicians' services(2)

1.609 343.867 352.266 352.575 2.5 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.573 250.638 264.071 264.586 5.6 0.2 0.2 0.8 0.4

Transportation services

5.804 270.604 277.960 278.874 3.1 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.143 256.616 260.234 260.156 1.4 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.0

Motor vehicle insurance

2.477 396.393 416.147 415.381 4.8 -0.2 0.5 0.2 0.1

Airline fare

0.772 303.843 309.283 315.303 3.8 1.9 1.1 -0.3 0.6

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, March 2013
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Feb.
2013
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Mar.
2012-
Mar.
2013
Feb.
2013-
Mar.
2013
Dec.
2012-
Jan.
2013
Jan.
2013-
Feb.
2013
Feb.
2013-
Mar.
2013

All items

100.000 1.5 0.3 0.0 0.7 -0.2

Food

14.208 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Food at home

8.545 1.0 -0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.223 0.9 0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.468 -0.6 -0.7 -0.5 0.7 -0.5

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.052 -0.2 -1.1 -0.8 -0.8 -0.8

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.287 -0.8 -0.8 -1.0 1.2 -0.8

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.129 -0.2 -0.3 0.0 0.3 -0.3

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  0.9 0.9 0.0 -0.5 0.9

Bakery products

0.755 1.8 0.5 0.5 -0.7 0.7

Bread(2)

0.223 2.0 0.1 1.0 -0.4 0.0

White bread(1)(3)

  2.8 1.1 -0.5 -0.3 1.1

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  2.1 -1.3 2.2 0.5 -1.3

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

0.112 1.7 0.9 1.1 -1.2 1.0

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.182 1.8 1.0 1.3 -1.1 1.2

Cookies(1)(3)

  3.4 2.0 1.2 -1.2 2.5

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  0.5 0.3 0.0 -0.3 0.3

Other bakery products

0.238 1.7 0.4 -0.8 -0.3 0.8

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

  5.3 1.2 0.6 0.6 1.2

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  0.3 0.8 -1.9 -1.3 1.5

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

  0.2 -0.4 0.2 0.4 -0.7

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.940 1.2 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.0

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.828 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.0

Meats

1.183 0.4 0.1 -0.1 0.9 -0.3

Beef and veal(1)

0.559 2.7 0.1 -0.2 0.4 0.1

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.219 3.1 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.3

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.082 4.4 1.6 -0.3 0.5 1.6

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.206 1.7 -0.7 -0.2 0.1 -0.7

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.052 1.8 -0.6 -1.0 1.0 -0.6

Pork

0.362 -1.6 0.6 0.4 0.9 -0.2

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.138 0.4 1.6 0.9 -0.3 2.1

Bacon and related products(3)

  1.8 3.0 0.6 -0.4 3.8

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  -1.1 0.5 0.1 0.9 1.0

Ham

0.076 0.0 3.6 -0.5 1.4 1.1

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  -0.1 4.2 -0.1 1.3 1.1

Pork chops

0.061 -0.6 -1.4 0.8 2.1 -1.5

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.086 -6.5 -2.1 -1.8 1.3 -2.3

Other meats

0.263 -1.5 -0.7 -0.7 1.8 -1.1

Frankfurters(3)

  1.1 0.4 -2.6 4.2 -0.9

Lunchmeats(1)(2)(3)

  -1.0 -0.4 -0.8 0.7 -0.4

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

  -8.3 -0.8 -1.5 2.7 -0.8

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

  -17.9 -1.1 -1.7 1.9 -1.1

Poultry

0.347 3.9 0.3 0.7 -0.4 0.3

Chicken(2)

0.269 4.2 0.5 1.2 -0.9 0.5

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  3.9 2.2 1.0 -1.8 2.2

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  4.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.7 -0.1

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.077 3.0 -0.4 -0.6 2.4 -0.5

Fish and seafood(1)

0.298 0.6 0.7 0.3 -0.7 1.0

Fresh fish and seafood(1)(2)

0.154 0.8 1.7 1.6 -0.8 1.7

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.145 0.4 -0.4 0.1 -1.1 0.8

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  2.7 -2.3 -0.8 -0.1 -2.3

Frozen fish and seafood(1)(3)

  -2.1 1.1 1.6 -4.2 1.1

Eggs

0.112 3.3 -1.8 -1.9 3.2 0.1

Dairy and related products(1)

0.895 -0.5 -0.6 0.4 -0.4 -0.6

Milk(1)(2)

0.293 1.4 -0.4 -0.5 -0.6 -0.4

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

  1.9 -1.2 -0.8 -0.2 -1.2

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

  1.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.8 0.0

Cheese and related products(1)

0.284 -1.3 -0.4 -1.1 0.2 -0.6

Ice cream and related products

0.136 -0.3 -1.5 2.7 0.1 -0.6

Other dairy and related products(2)

0.182 -2.3 -0.7 0.3 -1.2 -0.7

Fruits and vegetables

1.296 4.4 -0.8 0.3 1.4 -0.4

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.993 5.8 -0.8 0.2 1.8 -0.4

Fresh fruits

0.511 4.6 -1.3 -1.7 1.8 -0.3

Apples

0.093 12.9 -0.2 -0.9 -0.6 0.9

Bananas

0.080 -0.5 0.1 -1.1 -1.8 1.0

Citrus fruits(2)

0.103 3.2 0.5 -2.9 -0.5 1.8

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  5.4 0.0 0.4 -0.3 1.2

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.235 3.9 -3.0 -3.5 6.5 -1.8

Fresh vegetables

0.481 7.1 -0.4 2.4 1.8 -0.4

Potatoes

0.075 -10.0 -1.8 -0.7 -0.3 -2.9

Lettuce

0.075 22.2 -4.0 13.4 8.5 -2.4

Tomatoes(1)

0.080 7.2 2.6 -1.1 -4.7 2.6

Other fresh vegetables

0.251 9.3 0.2 0.6 0.8 2.0

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.303 0.0 -0.8 0.6 0.2 -0.3

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.152 0.6 -0.8 1.3 -0.3 -0.4

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  4.2 -0.2 1.3 0.2 0.5

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  -1.5 -1.3 1.6 -0.5 -0.9

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.095 -0.3 -0.7 -0.1 0.3 -0.1

Frozen vegetables(3)

  -0.3 -0.9 -0.1 0.8 -0.5

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.056 -1.0 -1.1 -0.3 0.2 -0.7

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

  -1.7 0.2 -0.6 -1.5 0.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.937 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 0.0 -0.2

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.704 0.2 0.0 -0.6 0.1 0.0

Carbonated drinks

0.287 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.7 0.6

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 -2.5 -0.1 1.0 -1.1 -0.1

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.403 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.233 -2.4 -0.5 -0.6 0.0 -0.7

Coffee

0.140 -5.0 -0.9 -1.2 0.1 -1.4

Roasted coffee(3)

  -6.0 -0.8 -1.7 0.2 -1.4

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

  1.1 -1.2 2.1 0.2 -1.2

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.093 1.7 0.1 0.7 -0.6 0.0

Other food at home

2.255 0.3 0.2 -0.2 -0.6 0.2

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.300 -1.3 0.1 0.7 -1.3 0.1

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.058 -3.8 -1.6 -1.4 -1.2 -0.8

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.179 -1.2 0.7 0.6 -1.6 0.7

Other sweets(2)

0.063 0.6 -0.3 -1.5 0.2 -0.7

Fats and oils

0.260 -1.4 -0.8 -0.6 -1.1 -0.3

Butter and margarine(2)

0.076 0.4 -0.9 -1.1 0.7 0.7

Butter(3)

  1.0 -0.7 -1.8 1.5 0.2

Margarine(3)

  -0.1 0.1 -2.8 1.1 0.8

Salad dressing(1)(2)

0.065 -2.7 -1.0 -0.5 -1.0 -1.0

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.120 -1.8 -0.7 0.4 -2.7 -0.6

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  -1.7 -2.3 0.3 -2.4 -2.3

Other foods

1.694 0.9 0.4 -0.3 -0.4 0.3

Soups

0.096 0.1 2.1 1.8 -0.1 0.4

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.293 -1.5 0.7 -0.6 -0.8 0.7

Snacks(1)

0.327 3.3 1.0 -0.7 1.6 1.0

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.286 -0.7 -0.7 -1.2 -0.8 -0.4

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

  -2.2 -1.4 -0.5 -1.1 -0.7

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

  -0.1 2.3 -0.5 -0.2 2.3

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  -0.6 -0.1 -1.5 -0.9 0.0

Other condiments(1)(3)

  1.2 -1.0 4.1 -0.1 -1.0

Baby food(1)(2)

0.072 2.2 0.7 -0.4 -0.3 0.7

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.620 1.6 0.3 -0.1 -0.6 0.3

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  4.4 0.6 0.3 1.1 0.6

Food away from home(1)

5.663 2.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.690 2.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.271 2.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.262 3.5 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3

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

  3.6 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0

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

0.082 3.2 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.3

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.359 2.1 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.4

Energy

10.050 -1.6 0.6 -1.7 5.4 -2.6

Energy commodities

6.289 -3.1 1.2 -3.0 8.6 -4.1

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.339 -4.2 -1.3 0.7 2.4 -1.3

Fuel oil(1)

0.238 -2.4 -2.1 -0.2 3.1 -2.1

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

0.101 -8.1 0.6 0.9 0.8 0.5

Motor fuel

5.950 -3.1 1.3 -3.2 9.0 -4.2

Gasoline (all types)

5.756 -3.1 1.4 -3.0 9.1 -4.4

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -3.4 1.3 -3.4 9.3 -4.4

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -2.8 1.3 -3.0 9.1 -4.3

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -2.1 1.4 -2.3 8.3 -4.1

Other motor fuels(2)

0.194 -1.2 0.0 -0.5 3.7 -4.0

Energy services(8)

3.761 1.1 -0.4 0.4 0.5 -0.2

Electricity(8)

2.861 0.9 -0.5 1.1 0.3 -0.6

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.900 1.8 -0.4 -1.7 1.2 1.0

All items less food and energy

75.742 1.9 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.451 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.283 -1.1 -0.3 0.2 0.2 -0.3

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

0.263 -5.0 -1.0 0.6 -0.7 -1.0

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.037 -3.0 -0.3 0.7 -0.7 -0.3

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.076 2.4 0.1 -0.4 1.4 0.1

Other linens(1)(2)

0.149 -9.0 -1.7 1.0 -1.8 -1.7

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.704 -0.6 0.3 -0.6 0.4 0.3

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.228 -1.1 0.8 -1.0 0.3 0.8

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

0.336 0.6 0.9 -0.2 0.8 0.9

Other furniture(2)

0.133 -2.4 -2.1 -1.1 -1.3 -3.8

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

           

Appliances(2)

0.284 -1.2 -0.3 0.4 -0.9 -0.3

Major appliances(2)

0.164 -0.8 0.4 0.0 -0.8 0.3

Laundry equipment(3)

  -0.7 0.0 -1.2 -1.4 -0.2

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.117 -1.9 -1.3 1.6 -0.1 -1.3

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.480 -2.7 -1.4 0.0 -0.7 -0.7

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.248 -5.3 -2.3 0.9 -0.7 -2.3

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.102 0.9 0.5 -0.5 0.5 0.4

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.047 -0.5 -0.7 4.3 0.0 -0.7

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.083 -0.1 -1.2 0.8 -0.2 -1.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.672 -0.2 -0.2 0.1 0.3 -0.6

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.171 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.357 -0.7 -0.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.7

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.880 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.3 0.0

Household cleaning products(1)(2)

0.356 -1.3 -0.4 -0.6 0.4 -0.4

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.241 1.8 0.7 -0.1 0.2 0.7

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.283 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1 0.2 -0.2

Apparel

3.542 0.8 1.6 0.8 -0.1 -1.0

Men's and boys' apparel

0.857 0.9 0.6 1.0 -0.6 -0.7

Men's apparel

0.680 1.6 0.7 1.9 -0.6 -0.8

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.127 3.4 0.6 4.6 3.8 -2.1

Men's furnishings

0.186 3.3 -2.2 0.6 0.8 -3.8

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.203 1.5 3.0 1.4 -2.0 1.6

Men's pants and shorts

0.156 -1.4 1.3 2.7 -4.4 -0.9

Boys' apparel

0.177 -1.6 0.4 -2.6 -0.7 -0.4

Women's and girls' apparel

1.482 0.2 3.2 1.3 -0.1 -1.5

Women's apparel

1.243 1.7 3.9 0.9 1.3 -0.9

Women's outerwear

0.088 6.3 3.0 0.8 2.3 -0.2

Women's dresses

0.159 -7.1 11.0 2.5 -1.3 -0.9

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.594 4.7 4.2 -0.4 3.8 -1.1

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

0.387 0.3 0.7 1.3 -0.5 -1.4

Girls' apparel

0.238 -7.1 -0.4 3.7 -6.8 -4.1

Footwear

0.689 3.8 0.6 0.3 0.4 -0.7

Men's footwear(1)

0.216 4.8 -0.7 0.7 1.4 -0.7

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.152 3.0 0.1 -0.5 1.2 -1.0

Women's footwear

0.321 3.4 1.7 0.4 -0.6 -0.4

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.196 -1.9 -1.1 -0.6 0.5 -2.3

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.318 -1.2 0.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.1

Watches(1)(6)

0.091 3.2 0.4 0.2 1.1 0.4

Jewelry(6)

0.227 -2.9 0.1 0.0 -0.4 0.1

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.506 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.4

New vehicles

3.170 1.1 0.0 0.1 -0.3 0.1

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  1.1 0.0 0.2 -0.3 0.0

New cars(3)

  1.0 -0.1 0.4 -0.3 0.1

New trucks(3)(11)

  1.3 0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.842 0.1 1.4 0.2 0.8 1.2

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.426 -0.3 0.2 -0.6 -0.2 0.2

Tires(1)

0.287 -1.3 0.1 -0.8 -0.3 0.1

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.139 2.0 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.3

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

  2.8 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.7

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

  -0.1 -1.0 -0.4 0.0 -1.0

Medical care commodities

1.704 0.6 0.2 0.1 -0.4 0.1

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.626 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.3

Prescription drugs

1.319 0.7 0.3 0.0 -0.3 0.3

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.307 -0.1 0.2 -0.3 -0.6 0.2

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.079 1.5 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Recreation commodities(9)

2.249 -1.9 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.0

Video and audio products(9)

0.388 -8.5 -0.7 0.3 -0.6 -1.0

Televisions

0.140 -16.9 -1.2 -0.3 -2.2 -2.1

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.024 -8.5 1.6 -0.1 0.1 1.6

Audio equipment(1)

0.070 -6.5 -2.9 1.3 0.5 -2.9

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

0.043 -1.7 0.5 0.5 -1.5 0.5

Pets and pet products(1)

0.684 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.3

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  2.8 0.7 0.0 0.5 0.7

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

  -2.8 -0.3 0.1 0.2 -0.3

Sporting goods(1)

0.455 -0.1 -0.4 -0.2 0.1 -0.4

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.242 1.4 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Sports equipment

0.203 -1.8 -0.6 -1.1 0.0 -1.2

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.050 -2.7 2.4 -2.0 3.2 2.1

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

      -1.4    

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -3.4 2.6 -1.9 3.2 2.1

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.227 3.8 0.5 1.6 0.0 0.5

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.127 7.2 0.3 2.7 -0.3 0.3

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.096 -0.3 0.9 0.2 0.5 0.9

Other recreational goods(2)

0.445 -4.2 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.0

Toys(1)

0.328 -5.9 -0.4 1.7 0.0 -0.4

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

  -2.5 0.0 0.6 -0.6 0.0

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

0.060 1.1 1.8 -3.0 -0.1 1.8

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.039 2.5 0.7 0.5 0.0 0.7

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.579 -2.7 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.3

Educational books and supplies

0.211 7.0 0.5 0.7 0.0 0.7

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  7.8 0.4 1.4 0.1 0.4

Information technology commodities(9)

0.368 -7.5 -0.7 -0.5 -0.1 -0.8

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.240 -8.5 -0.5 -0.7 -0.5 -0.7

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.045 -6.5 -1.4 -0.9 0.3 -1.4

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

0.084 -5.0 -0.8 0.5 0.7 -0.8

Alcoholic beverages

0.948 1.7 0.1 -0.1 0.4 0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.569 1.1 0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.4

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.272 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.071 1.5 0.6 0.1 0.2 1.0

Whiskey at home(3)

  2.1 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1

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

  1.2 0.5 1.0 0.7 0.5

Wine at home

0.226 0.9 0.0 -0.4 0.4 0.2

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.379 2.6 -0.1 0.2 0.4 -0.1

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

  2.4 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.0

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

  2.6 -0.4 0.1 1.0 -0.4

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

  3.3 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.2

Other goods(9)

1.639 0.9 0.4 0.2 -0.1 0.3

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.799 2.1 -0.2 0.5 -0.2 -0.2

Cigarettes(1)(2)

0.739 2.1 -0.2 0.6 -0.3 -0.2

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.054 2.1 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.5

Personal care products(1)

0.637 0.1 1.2 -0.4 0.1 1.2

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

0.332 -0.6 1.2 -0.5 0.0 1.2

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

0.298 0.8 1.2 -0.2 0.3 1.2

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.203 -1.1 -0.1 0.3 -0.4 -0.3

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  -0.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1

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

  -3.1 0.9 -0.6 0.2 0.9

Services less energy services

56.291 2.5 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Shelter

31.503 2.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Rent of shelter(13)

31.149 2.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Rent of primary residence(8)

6.501 2.8 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Lodging away from home(2)

0.786 1.5 3.6 1.2 0.3 0.5

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

0.157 4.3 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.4

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.629 0.8 4.5 1.4 0.3 0.5

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

23.861 2.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

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

22.453 2.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.354 4.2 0.0 0.1 1.1 0.0

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.202 5.2 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.4

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.911 6.1 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.5

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.291 2.6 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Household operations(1)(2)

0.725 1.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.248 1.7 0.2 0.3 -0.1 0.2

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

           

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

0.088 -0.8 0.4 -0.6 -0.2 0.4

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.078 5.3 0.2 1.1 0.0 0.2

Medical care services

5.457 3.9 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Professional services

3.002 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.4

Physicians' services(8)

1.609 2.5 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2

Dental services(8)

0.770 3.7 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.6

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.248 0.8 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.1

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.376 1.6 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.3

Hospital and related services

1.796 5.2 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.4

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.573 5.6 0.2 0.2 0.8 0.4

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

  5.4 0.1 0.4 1.0 0.3

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

  5.6 0.3 -0.1 0.7 0.4

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

0.138 3.3 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.7

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

0.085 1.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.659 6.5 0.2 0.5 0.8 0.2

Transportation services

5.804 3.1 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.2

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.374 -3.5 -0.7 -0.5 0.6 -1.0

Car and truck rental(2)

0.070 4.8 1.4 5.0 -0.7 -1.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.143 1.4 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.0

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.057 2.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.458 1.7 -0.1 0.3 0.1 -0.1

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.592 1.1 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.0

Motor vehicle insurance

2.477 4.8 -0.2 0.5 0.2 0.1

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.559 1.4 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2

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

0.323 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0

Parking and other fees(1)(2)

0.214 3.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4

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

  3.9 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.5

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

  1.9 -0.2 0.3 0.2 -0.2

Public transportation

1.181 4.0 2.1 0.8 -0.4 1.1

Airline fare

0.772 3.8 1.9 1.1 -0.3 0.6

Other intercity transportation

0.146 2.7 1.5 1.0 -1.1 1.1

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

           

Intercity train fare(3)(4)

  11.5 13.1 0.9 -5.0 9.6

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  -1.4 -0.3 0.5 -0.2 -0.3

Intracity transportation(1)

0.261 5.5 2.8 0.1 0.1 2.8

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

  5.8 3.2 0.1 0.1 3.2

Recreation services(9)

3.722 2.2 0.0 0.3 0.3 -0.1

Video and audio services(9)

1.513 2.9 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.3

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.404 3.3 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.4

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

0.109 -1.4 -0.3 0.4 1.5 -0.3

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

  -3.1 -0.6 0.1 1.8 -0.6

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

  -2.1 -0.3 0.0 0.7 -0.3

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.409 2.4 0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.2

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  1.5 0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.2

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  2.6 0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.1

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.057 0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.3 0.0

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  0.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  0.5 -0.1 0.1 0.3 -0.1

Other recreation services(2)

1.742 1.6 -0.6 0.2 0.3 -0.6

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

0.570 0.7 -0.8 0.3 1.1 -0.8

Admissions(1)

0.632 2.1 -0.2 0.1 -0.6 -0.2

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

  2.1 -0.3 0.1 -0.6 -0.3

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

  3.0 -0.1 0.2 -0.5 -0.1

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.234 2.7 -0.9 0.1 0.7 -0.9

Education and communication services(9)

6.166 2.2 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.3

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.047 3.9 0.0 0.6 0.3 0.3

College tuition and fees

1.720 4.5 0.0 0.8 0.4 0.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.385 3.5 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.778 2.8 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.059 3.1 0.2 1.2 0.1 0.4

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.156 6.3 0.0 0.0 4.5 0.2

Postage(1)

0.145 6.4 0.0 -0.2 4.9 0.1

Delivery services(1)(2)

0.011 4.3 0.7 2.5 -0.3 0.7

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.374 0.1 -0.1 0.3 0.0 -0.1

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.425 -1.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.949 2.3 0.0 1.0 0.4 0.0

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

0.576 1.7 1.3 0.4 1.3 1.3

Other personal services(9)

1.712 2.6 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.1

Personal care services(1)

0.629 1.9 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

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

0.629 1.9 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2

Miscellaneous personal services

1.084 3.0 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.1

Legal services(6)

0.298 2.9 0.2 0.0 1.2 0.2

Funeral expenses(6)

0.160 2.7 -0.2 0.6 0.2 0.0

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.240 2.3 0.1 0.7 -0.3 0.1

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

0.030 3.6 1.1 1.4 0.2 1.1

Financial services(1)(6)

0.215 4.2 0.2 -0.2 1.7 0.2

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

  1.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

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

  2.6 0.2 -0.2 1.2 0.2

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, March 2013
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Feb.
2013
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Mar.
2012
Feb.
2013
Mar.
2013
Mar.
2012-
Mar.
2013
Feb.
2013-
Mar.
2013
Dec.
2012-
Jan.
2013
Jan.
2013-
Feb.
2013
Feb.
2013-
Mar.
2013

All items less food

85.792 228.887 231.543 232.243 1.5 0.3 0.0 0.8 -0.2

All items less shelter

68.497 221.744 223.629 224.241 1.1 0.3 -0.1 0.9 -0.3

All items less food and shelter

54.289 218.608 220.093 220.846 1.0 0.3 -0.1 1.1 -0.5

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.239 214.112 216.992 217.621 1.6 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.1

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

42.397 218.033 221.225 221.761 1.7 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.0

All items less medical care

92.839 220.483 222.876 223.465 1.4 0.3 0.0 0.7 -0.2

All items less energy

89.950 228.705 232.363 232.889 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1

Commodities

39.948 189.201 188.539 189.286 0.0 0.4 -0.3 1.3 -0.7

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.609 148.264 147.858 148.337 0.0 0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.3

Commodities less food

25.740 167.858 165.599 166.605 -0.7 0.6 -0.6 2.0 -1.1

Commodities less food and beverages

24.792 165.413 163.006 164.031 -0.8 0.6 -0.6 2.1 -1.1

Services

60.052 269.396 275.521 275.994 2.4 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(1)

28.903 293.886 301.520 301.825 2.7 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.1

Services less medical care services

54.595 256.675 262.164 262.602 2.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1

Durables

8.703 112.926 112.097 112.269 -0.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0

Nondurables

31.245 227.039 226.490 227.540 0.2 0.5 -0.4 1.6 -1.0

Nondurables less food

17.037 219.940 216.300 218.116 -0.8 0.8 -0.7 2.9 -1.6

Nondurables less food and beverages

16.089 219.086 215.053 216.959 -1.0 0.9 -0.7 3.1 -1.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.546 281.225 275.194 277.105 -1.5 0.7 -1.3 4.0 -1.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.494 275.483 270.277 272.032 -1.3 0.6 -1.2 3.7 -1.7

Housing

40.812 221.487 225.382 225.643 1.9 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Education and communication(2)

6.746 133.235 135.517 135.625 1.8 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.2

Education(2)

3.258 213.132 221.742 221.861 4.1 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.3

Communication(2)

3.488 83.456 83.149 83.235 -0.3 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.1

Information and information processing(2)

3.332 79.939 79.414 79.498 -0.6 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

0.958 8.862 8.632 8.679 -2.1 0.5 0.1 0.8 0.5

Recreation(2)

5.971 114.675 115.350 115.386 0.6 0.0 0.3 0.3 -0.1

Video and audio(2)

1.901 99.856 99.824 100.251 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.1

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.093 161.992 163.835 164.305 1.4 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3

Photography(2)

0.109 79.173 77.341 78.216 -1.2 1.1 -0.9 1.3 1.0

Food and beverages

15.156 232.708 236.230 236.267 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1

Domestically produced farm food

7.229 238.154 241.505 241.166 1.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.0

Other services

11.601 320.315 327.276 327.576 2.3 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.853 121.954 119.947 122.104 0.1 1.8 0.9 -0.2 -1.1

Fuels and utilities

5.301 216.667 220.992 220.251 1.7 -0.3 0.4 0.6 -0.1

Household energy

4.100 187.591 189.768 188.810 0.6 -0.5 0.5 0.6 -0.3

Medical care

7.161 411.498 423.221 424.154 3.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3

Transportation

17.260 220.842 219.491 221.080 0.1 0.7 -0.9 3.0 -1.3

Private transportation

16.079 216.536 214.823 216.167 -0.2 0.6 -1.0 3.3 -1.5

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.523 100.325 100.345 100.809 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.3

Utilities and public transportation

9.922 205.637 209.289 209.720 2.0 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.1

Household furnishings and operations

4.008 126.107 125.601 125.330 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.351 392.364 398.291 399.265 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1

Personal care

2.553 211.289 213.934 214.754 1.6 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.2

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, March 2013
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Mar. 2013 from: Percent change to Feb. 2013 from:
Mar.
2012
Jan.
2013
Feb.
2013
Feb.
2012
Dec.
2012
Jan.
2013

U.S. city average

M

1.5 1.1 0.3 2.0 1.1 0.8

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

1.5 0.6 0.0 2.0 0.9 0.6

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.7 0.6 0.1 2.2 0.9 0.6

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

M

0.6 0.4 -0.2 1.4 0.8 0.6

Midwest urban

M

1.4 1.3 0.2 2.2 1.2 1.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.4 1.3 0.2 2.2 1.2 1.1

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

M

1.3 1.4 0.4 2.2 0.9 1.0

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.8 1.1 0.1 2.2 1.6 1.0

South urban

M

1.5 1.2 0.3 1.8 1.2 0.9

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.4 1.2 0.3 1.9 1.3 0.9

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

M

1.6 1.2 0.4 1.9 1.2 0.9

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.1 1.0 0.4 1.6 1.1 0.6

West urban

M

1.5 1.2 0.4 2.0 1.1 0.8

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.7 1.2 0.4 2.2 1.3 0.8

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

M

1.0 1.2 0.4 1.5 0.9 0.9

Size classes

A(4)

M

1.6 1.1 0.2 2.1 1.2 0.8

B/C(3)

M

1.3 1.1 0.3 1.8 1.1 0.8

D

M

1.5 1.0 0.4 1.9 1.0 0.7

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

0.9 1.0 -0.1 2.3 1.3 1.1

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

1.3 0.8 0.1 2.2 1.6 0.7

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

M

1.9 0.7 0.1 2.4 1.1 0.6

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

1

1.5 0.4        

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

1.0 0.9        

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

1.8 1.3        

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

1

1.4 0.9        

Atlanta, GA

2

      2.1 1.9  

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

      1.9 1.1  

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

      0.7 1.6  

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

      1.9 1.5  

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

2

      1.8 0.7  

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

      2.4 1.3  

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

      1.8 0.8  

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, March 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

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, March 2013, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Feb.
2013
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Feb. 2013-
Mar. 2013
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Feb. 2013-
Mar. 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 -0.2   0.04 S-Nov. 2012 -0.2

Food

14.208 0.0 0.007 0.08 S-Jan. 2013 0.0

Food at home

8.545 -0.1 -0.004 0.12 S-Sep. 2012 -0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.223 0.2 0.003 0.30 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.468 -0.5 -0.003 0.45 S-Jan. 2013 -0.5

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.052 -0.8 0.000 0.73 - -

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.287 -0.8 -0.002 0.65 S-Jan. 2013 -1.0

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.129 -0.3 0.000 0.60 S-Oct. 2012 -1.5

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  0.9   0.65 L-Nov. 2012 1.7

Bakery products

0.755 0.7 0.005 0.40 L-Jul. 2012 0.7

Bread(5)

0.223 0.0 0.000 0.78 L-Jan. 2013 1.0

White bread(4)(6)

  1.1   1.36 L-Dec. 2012 1.2

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  -1.3   1.25 S-Nov. 2012 -1.3

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

0.112 1.0 0.001 0.76 L-Jan. 2013 1.1

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.182 1.2 0.002 0.76 L-Jan. 2013 1.3

Cookies(4)(6)

  2.5   1.09 L-Jan. 2009 2.5

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  0.3   0.99 L-Oct. 2012 2.6

Other bakery products

0.238 0.8 0.002 0.76 L-Oct. 2011 1.3

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

  1.2   1.27 L-Oct. 2012 1.2

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  1.5   1.47 L-Apr. 2012 2.3

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

  -0.7   0.98 S-Dec. 2012 -2.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.940 0.0 0.001 0.23 S-Jan. 2013 0.0

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.828 0.0 0.001 0.24 S-Sep. 2012 -0.4

Meats

1.183 -0.3 -0.003 0.29 S-Sep. 2012 -0.7

Beef and veal(4)

0.559 0.1 0.000 0.39 S-Jan. 2013 -0.2

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.219 0.3 0.001 0.54 S-Jan. 2013 0.1

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.082 1.6 0.001 0.96 L-Oct. 2012 2.4

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.206 -0.7 -0.001 0.66 S-Aug. 2012 -1.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.052 -0.6 0.000 1.06 S-Jan. 2013 -1.0

Pork

0.362 -0.2 -0.001 0.50 S-Dec. 2012 -0.2

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.138 2.1 0.003 0.70 L-Aug. 2012 2.4

Bacon and related products(6)

  3.8   1.16 L-Mar. 2011 4.2

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  1.0   1.15 L-Aug. 2012 1.4

Ham

0.076 1.1 0.001 1.02 S-Jan. 2013 -0.5

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  1.1   1.19 S-Jan. 2013 -0.1

Pork chops

0.061 -1.5 -0.001 0.98 S-Dec. 2012 -1.6

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.086 -2.3 -0.002 1.11 S-Sep. 2012 -3.6

Other meats

0.263 -1.1 -0.003 0.62 S-Feb. 2010 -1.7

Frankfurters(6)

  -0.9   1.74 S-Jan. 2013 -2.6

Lunchmeats(4)(5)(6)

  -0.4   0.57 S-Jan. 2013 -0.8

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  -0.8   0.95 S-Jan. 2013 -1.5

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

  -1.1   1.30 S-Jan. 2013 -1.7

Poultry

0.347 0.3 0.001 0.67 L-Jan. 2013 0.7

Chicken(5)

0.269 0.5 0.001 0.81 L-Jan. 2013 1.2

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  2.2   1.36 L-Jul. 2012 3.3

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  -0.1   0.90 L-Jan. 2013 0.0

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.077 -0.5 0.000 0.86 S-Jan. 2013 -0.6

Fish and seafood(4)

0.298 1.0 0.003 0.53 L-May 2011 1.7

Fresh fish and seafood(4)(5)

0.154 1.7 0.003 0.82 L-May 2011 1.8

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.145 0.8 0.001 0.64 L-Apr. 2012 0.9

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  -2.3   1.02 S-Apr. 2011 -2.9

Frozen fish and seafood(4)(6)

  1.1   0.92 L-Jan. 2013 1.6

Eggs

0.112 0.1 0.000 0.81 S-Jan. 2013 -1.9

Dairy and related products(4)

0.895 -0.6 -0.006 0.29 S-Apr. 2012 -1.0

Milk(4)(5)

0.293 -0.4 -0.001 0.36 L-Dec. 2012 0.3

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

  -1.2   0.59 S-Jun. 2012 -1.2

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

  0.0   0.45 L-Dec. 2012 0.0

Cheese and related products(4)

0.284 -0.6 -0.002 0.59 S-Jan. 2013 -1.1

Ice cream and related products

0.136 -0.6 -0.001 0.89 S-Aug. 2012 -0.9

Other dairy and related products(5)

0.182 -0.7 -0.001 0.62 L-Jan. 2013 0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.296 -0.4 -0.005 0.33 S-Jan. 2012 -0.9

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.993 -0.4 -0.004 0.40 S-Feb. 2012 -0.6

Fresh fruits

0.511 -0.3 -0.002 0.63 S-Jan. 2013 -1.7

Apples

0.093 0.9 0.001 1.15 L-Dec. 2012 1.8

Bananas

0.080 1.0 0.001 0.71 L-Feb. 2011 1.7

Citrus fruits(5)

0.103 1.8 0.002 1.30 L-Dec. 2012 3.2

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  1.2   1.92 L-Dec. 2012 3.8

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.235 -1.8 -0.004 1.12 S-Jan. 2013 -3.5

Fresh vegetables

0.481 -0.4 -0.002 0.60 S-Aug. 2012 -1.1

Potatoes

0.075 -2.9 -0.002 1.25 S-Aug. 2012 -4.1

Lettuce

0.075 -2.4 -0.002 1.57 S-Feb. 2012 -3.1

Tomatoes(4)

0.080 2.6 0.002 1.57 L-Dec. 2012 5.9

Other fresh vegetables

0.251 2.0 0.005 0.88 L-Apr. 2012 2.1

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.303 -0.3 -0.001 0.47 S-Dec. 2012 -0.9

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.152 -0.4 -0.001 0.67 S-Dec. 2012 -2.1

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  0.5   0.99 L-Jan. 2013 1.3

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  -0.9   0.97 S-Dec. 2012 -2.3

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.095 -0.1 0.000 0.92 S-Jan. 2013 -0.1

Frozen vegetables(6)

  -0.5   0.90 S-Dec. 2012 -0.7

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.056 -0.7 0.000 0.60 S-Nov. 2012 -1.5

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

  0.2   0.70 L-Dec. 2012 2.8

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.937 -0.2 -0.002 0.37 S-Jan. 2013 -0.5

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.704 0.0 0.000 0.45 S-Jan. 2013 -0.6

Carbonated drinks

0.287 0.6 0.002 0.70 L-Sep. 2012 1.3

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 -0.1 0.000 0.54 L-Jan. 2013 1.0

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.403 -0.1 0.000 0.65 L-Jan. 2013 -0.1

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.233 -0.7 -0.002 0.46 S-Nov. 2012 -0.7

Coffee

0.140 -1.4 -0.002 0.64 S-Dec. 2010 -1.9

Roasted coffee(6)

  -1.4   0.79 S-Jan. 2013 -1.7

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  -1.2   0.68 S-Nov. 2012 -1.6

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.093 0.0 0.000 0.59 L-Jan. 2013 0.7

Other food at home

2.255 0.2 0.005 0.24 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.300 0.1 0.000 0.55 L-Jan. 2013 0.7

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.058 -0.8 0.000 0.51 L-Dec. 2012 0.8

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.179 0.7 0.001 0.83 L-Jun. 2012 1.0

Other sweets(5)

0.063 -0.7 0.000 0.61 S-Jan. 2013 -1.5

Fats and oils

0.260 -0.3 -0.001 0.46 L-Dec. 2012 0.0

Butter and margarine(5)

0.076 0.7 0.000 0.77 - -

Butter(6)

  0.2   1.32 S-Jan. 2013 -1.8

Margarine(6)

  0.8   1.11 S-Jan. 2013 -2.8

Salad dressing(4)(5)

0.065 -1.0 -0.001 0.78 - -

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.120 -0.6 -0.001 0.78 L-Jan. 2013 0.4

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  -2.3   0.85 L-Jan. 2013 0.3

Other foods

1.694 0.3 0.005 0.30 L-Nov. 2012 0.5

Soups

0.096 0.4 0.000 1.13 L-Jan. 2013 1.8

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.293 0.7 0.002 0.67 L-Jul. 2012 0.7

Snacks(4)

0.327 1.0 0.003 0.71 S-Jan. 2013 -0.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.286 -0.4 -0.001 0.71 L-Dec. 2012 1.0

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

  -0.7   0.92 L-Jan. 2013 -0.5

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

  2.3   0.57 L-Aug. 2012 2.4

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  0.0   1.21 L-Dec. 2012 2.3

Other condiments(4)(6)

  -1.0   0.62 S-Nov. 2012 -1.5

Baby food(4)(5)

0.072 0.7 0.001 0.47 L-Dec. 2012 1.4

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.620 0.3 0.002 0.48 L-Dec. 2012 0.4

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  0.6   0.73 S-Jan. 2013 0.3

Food away from home(4)

5.663 0.2 0.011 0.05 L-Sep. 2012 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.690 0.2 0.006 0.07 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.271 0.2 0.004 0.07 L-Aug. 2012 0.2

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.262 0.3 0.001 0.14 - -

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

  0.0   0.07 S-Jul. 2012 0.0

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

0.082 0.3 0.000 0.26 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.359 0.4 0.001 0.12 L-Jun. 2012 0.4

Energy

10.050 -2.6 -0.271 0.12 S-Nov. 2012 -3.4

Energy commodities

6.289 -4.1 -0.263 0.14 S-Nov. 2012 -5.7

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.339 -1.3 -0.004 0.34 S-Jul. 2012 -1.4

Fuel oil(4)

0.238 -2.1 -0.005 0.44 S-Jun. 2012 -7.9

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

0.101 0.5 0.001 0.46 S-Dec. 2012 -0.6

Motor fuel

5.950 -4.2 -0.259 0.14 S-Nov. 2012 -6.0

Gasoline (all types)

5.756 -4.4 -0.259 0.15 S-Nov. 2012 -6.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  -4.4   0.53 S-Nov. 2012 -6.2

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  -4.3   0.51 S-Nov. 2012 -5.8

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  -4.1   0.55 S-Nov. 2012 -5.7

Other motor fuels(5)

0.194 -4.0 -0.008 0.16 S-Mar. 2009 -10.8

Energy services(11)

3.761 -0.2 -0.008 0.18 S-Jul. 2012 -1.2

Electricity(11)

2.861 -0.6 -0.017 0.21 S-Jul. 2012 -1.5

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.900 1.0 0.009 0.26 S-Jan. 2013 -1.7

All items less food and energy

75.742 0.1 0.080 0.04 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.451 -0.1 -0.025 0.10 S-Dec. 2012 -0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.283 -0.3 -0.010 0.14 S-Dec. 2012 -0.3

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

0.263 -1.0 -0.003 0.42 S-Dec. 2012 -1.3

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.037 -0.3 0.000 0.41 L-Jan. 2013 0.7

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.076 0.1 0.000 0.64 S-Jan. 2013 -0.4

Other linens(4)(5)

0.149 -1.7 -0.003 0.70 L-Jan. 2013 1.0

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.704 0.3 0.002 0.34 S-Jan. 2013 -0.6

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.228 0.8 0.002 0.43 L-Mar. 2012 0.9

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

0.336 0.9 0.003 0.48 L-Jun. 2011 1.8

Other furniture(5)

0.133 -3.8 -0.005 0.82 S-Jul. 2011 -4.5

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

           

Appliances(5)

0.284 -0.3 -0.001 0.36 L-Jan. 2013 0.4

Major appliances(5)

0.164 0.3 0.000 0.49 L-Nov. 2012 0.5

Laundry equipment(6)

  -0.2   0.68 L-Dec. 2012 0.1

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.117 -1.3 -0.002 0.47 S-Nov. 2011 -1.7

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.480 -0.7 -0.003 0.53 - -

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.248 -2.3 -0.006 0.84 S-Sep. 2012 -2.4

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.102 0.4 0.000 0.69 S-Jan. 2013 -0.5

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.047 -0.7 0.000 1.15 S-Aug. 2012 -0.7

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.083 -1.5 -0.001 0.64 S-Jul. 2003 -2.1

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.672 -0.6 -0.004 0.26 S-Mar. 2012 -0.6

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.171 0.0 0.000 0.45 S-Jan. 2013 0.0

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.357 -0.7 -0.002 0.33 S-Jun. 2011 -1.1

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.880 0.0 0.000 0.22 S-Jan. 2013 -0.3

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.356 -0.4 -0.002 0.38 S-Jan. 2013 -0.6

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.241 0.7 0.002 0.41 L-Sep. 2012 1.0

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.283 -0.2 0.000 0.41 S-Oct. 2012 -0.4

Apparel

3.542 -1.0 -0.037 0.50 S-Apr. 2001 -1.0

Men's and boys' apparel

0.857 -0.7 -0.006 0.75 S-Jul. 2010 -1.3

Men's apparel

0.680 -0.8 -0.006 0.91 S-Jul. 2010 -1.5

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.127 -2.1 -0.003 1.84 S-Oct. 2012 -3.0

Men's furnishings

0.186 -3.8 -0.007 0.96 S-EVER -

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.203 1.6 0.003 1.76 L-Jul. 2012 2.1

Men's pants and shorts

0.156 -0.9 -0.001 1.62 L-Jan. 2013 2.7

Boys' apparel

0.177 -0.4 -0.001 1.53 L-Dec. 2012 1.4

Women's and girls' apparel

1.482 -1.5 -0.022 0.84 S-Sep. 2011 -1.6

Women's apparel

1.243 -0.9 -0.012 0.93 S-Sep. 2011 -2.1

Women's outerwear

0.088 -0.2 0.000 3.65 S-Dec. 2012 -2.8

Women's dresses

0.159 -0.9 -0.001 3.44 L-Jan. 2013 2.5

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.594 -1.1 -0.007 1.04 S-Mar. 2012 -1.2

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

0.387 -1.4 -0.005 1.07 S-Feb. 2012 -2.2

Girls' apparel

0.238 -4.1 -0.010 1.95 L-Jan. 2013 3.7

Footwear

0.689 -0.7 -0.005 0.76 S-Oct. 2011 -0.9

Men's footwear(4)

0.216 -0.7 -0.002 1.10 S-Dec. 2012 -1.7

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.152 -1.0 -0.002 1.28 S-Sep. 2012 -1.0

Women's footwear

0.321 -0.4 -0.001 1.01 L-Jan. 2013 0.4

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.196 -2.3 -0.005 0.86 S-Feb. 1999 -2.3

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.318 0.1 0.000 0.94 L-Dec. 2012 0.7

Watches(4)(9)

0.091 0.4 0.000 1.17 S-Jan. 2013 0.2

Jewelry(9)

0.227 0.1 0.000 1.03 L-Sep. 2012 1.7

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.506 0.4 0.024 0.06 L-May 2012 0.4

New vehicles

3.170 0.1 0.002 0.10 L-Jan. 2013 0.1

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  0.0   0.11 L-Jan. 2013 0.2

New cars(6)

  0.1   0.10 L-Jan. 2013 0.4

New trucks(14)(6)

  0.2   0.13 L-Sep. 2012 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.842 1.2 0.022 0.01 L-Apr. 2012 1.2

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.426 0.2 0.001 0.20 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

Tires(4)

0.287 0.1 0.000 0.23 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.139 0.3 0.000 0.31 L-Nov. 2012 0.9

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

  0.7   0.31 L-Jul. 2012 0.9

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

  -1.0   0.58 S-Oct. 2012 -3.5

Medical care commodities

1.704 0.1 0.002 0.17 L-Jan. 2013 0.1

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.626 0.3 0.004 0.18 L-Jan. 2013 0.4

Prescription drugs

1.319 0.3 0.004 0.18 L-Aug. 2012 0.5

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.307 0.2 0.001 0.47 L-Nov. 2012 0.3

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.079 -0.1 0.000 0.43 S-Aug. 2012 -0.5

Recreation commodities(12)

2.249 0.0 -0.001 0.17 S-Dec. 2012 -0.6

Video and audio products(12)

0.388 -1.0 -0.004 0.30 S-Dec. 2012 -1.0

Televisions

0.140 -2.1 -0.003 0.61 L-Jan. 2013 -0.3

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.024 1.6 0.000 0.80 L-EVER -

Audio equipment(4)

0.070 -2.9 -0.002 0.49 S-Apr. 1997 -3.2

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

0.043 0.5 0.000 0.41 L-Jan. 2013 0.5

Pets and pet products(4)

0.684 0.3 0.002 0.39 S-Jan. 2013 0.1

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  0.7   0.44 L-Sep. 2012 0.7

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

  -0.3   0.64 S-Dec. 2012 -2.0

Sporting goods(4)

0.455 -0.4 -0.002 0.30 S-Sep. 2011 -0.5

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.242 -0.2 0.000 0.30 S-Aug. 2012 -0.4

Sports equipment

0.203 -1.2 -0.002 0.46 S-Jan. 2011 -1.4

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.050 2.1 0.001 0.62 S-Jan. 2013 -2.0

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

           

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  2.1   0.80 S-Jan. 2013 -1.9

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.227 0.5 0.001 0.35 L-Jan. 2013 1.6

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.127 0.3 0.000 0.52 L-Jan. 2013 2.7

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.096 0.9 0.001 0.39 L-Feb. 2011 0.9

Other recreational goods(5)

0.445 0.0 0.000 0.44 - -

Toys(4)

0.328 -0.4 -0.001 0.53 S-Dec. 2012 -1.7

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

  0.0   0.63 L-Jan. 2013 0.6

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

0.060 1.8 0.001 0.91 L-Aug. 2009 1.8

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.039 0.7 0.000 0.40 L-Sep. 2011 1.2

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.579 -0.3 -0.002 0.30 S-Dec. 2012 -0.4

Educational books and supplies

0.211 0.7 0.001 0.33 L-Jan. 2013 0.7

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  0.4   0.40 L-Jan. 2013 1.4

Information technology commodities(12)

0.368 -0.8 -0.003 0.36 S-Nov. 2012 -1.0

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.240 -0.7 -0.002 0.48 S-Jan. 2013 -0.7

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.045 -1.4 -0.001 0.75 S-Aug. 2012 -2.3

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

0.084 -0.8 -0.001 0.50 S-Nov. 2012 -1.2

Alcoholic beverages

0.948 0.2 0.002 0.17 S-Jan. 2013 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.569 0.4 0.002 0.24 L-Jan. 2012 0.5

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.272 0.1 0.000 0.25 - -

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.071 1.0 0.001 0.35 L-Oct. 2009 1.0

Whiskey at home(6)

  0.1   0.56 - -

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

  0.5   0.41 S-Dec. 2012 -0.4

Wine at home

0.226 0.2 0.001 0.40 S-Jan. 2013 -0.4

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.379 -0.1 0.000 0.27 S-Jul. 2012 -0.3

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

  0.0   0.17 S-Sep. 2012 -0.1

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

  -0.4   0.33 S-Aug. 2012 -0.8

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

  0.2   0.31 S-Jan. 2013 0.1

Other goods(12)

1.639 0.3 0.005 0.16 L-Jul. 2012 0.6

Tobacco and smoking products(4)

0.799 -0.2 -0.002 0.15 - -

Cigarettes(4)(5)

0.739 -0.2 -0.002 0.16 L-Jan. 2013 0.6

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.054 0.5 0.000 0.32 - -

Personal care products(4)

0.637 1.2 0.008 0.33 L-Mar. 2012 1.2

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

0.332 1.2 0.004 0.52 L-Mar. 2012 1.5

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

0.298 1.2 0.004 0.43 L-Dec. 2006 2.8

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.203 -0.3 -0.001 0.41 L-Jan. 2013 0.3

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  -0.1   0.40 - -

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

  0.9   0.56 L-Nov. 2012 1.4

Services less energy services

56.291 0.2 0.105 0.04 - -

Shelter

31.503 0.2 0.055 0.05 - -

Rent of shelter(16)

31.149 0.2 0.049 0.05 - -

Rent of primary residence(11)

6.501 0.2 0.016 0.05 S-Jan. 2013 0.2

Lodging away from home(5)

0.786 0.5 0.004 1.00 L-Jan. 2013 1.2

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

0.157 0.4 0.001 0.05 L-Jan. 2013 0.4

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.629 0.5 0.003 1.24 L-Jan. 2013 1.4

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

23.861 0.1 0.035 0.04 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

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

22.453 0.1 0.033 0.04 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.354 0.0 0.000 0.26 S-Sep. 2012 -0.2

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.202 0.4 0.005 0.16 L-Jan. 2013 0.4

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.911 0.5 0.004 0.18 L-Nov. 2012 0.5

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.291 0.1 0.000 0.21 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

Household operations(4)(5)

0.725 0.2 0.001 0.14 - -

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.248 0.2 0.001 0.13 L-Jan. 2013 0.3

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

           

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

0.088 0.4 0.000 0.78 L-Dec. 2012 0.6

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.078 0.2 0.000 0.25 L-Jan. 2013 1.1

Medical care services

5.457 0.3 0.019 0.07 - -

Professional services

3.002 0.4 0.011 0.08 L-May 2012 0.4

Physicians' services(11)

1.609 0.2 0.004 0.13 L-Sep. 2012 0.4

Dental services(11)

0.770 0.6 0.005 0.09 L-Apr. 2010 0.7

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.248 0.1 0.000 0.21 S-Dec. 2012 -0.1

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.376 0.3 0.001 0.08 L-Jan. 2013 0.5

Hospital and related services

1.796 0.4 0.007 0.14 S-Jan. 2013 0.2

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.573 0.4 0.007 0.16 S-Jan. 2013 0.2

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

  0.3   0.21 S-Nov. 2012 0.3

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

  0.4   0.33 S-Jan. 2013 -0.1

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

0.138 0.7 0.001 0.08 L-May 2010 0.8

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

0.085 0.1 0.000 0.08 L-Jan. 2013 0.2

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.659 0.2 0.001 0.08 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Transportation services

5.804 0.2 0.012 0.11 L-Jan. 2013 0.5

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.374 -1.0 -0.004 0.51 S-Jul. 2012 -1.0

Car and truck rental(5)

0.070 -1.0 -0.001 1.28 S-Oct. 2012 -1.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.143 0.0 0.000 0.11 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.057 0.2 0.000 0.14 - -

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.458 -0.1 -0.001 0.14 S-Dec. 2012 -0.1

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.592 0.0 0.000 0.16 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Motor vehicle insurance

2.477 0.1 0.002 0.18 S-Nov. 2012 0.1

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.559 0.2 0.001 0.06 L-Jan. 2013 0.3

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

0.323 0.0 0.000 0.01 - -

Parking and other fees(4)(5)

0.214 0.4 0.001 0.10 L-Jan. 2013 0.4

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

  0.5   0.15 L-Dec. 2012 0.5

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

  -0.2   0.20 S-Nov. 2012 -0.2

Public transportation

1.181 1.1 0.013 0.32 L-Oct. 2012 1.3

Airline fare

0.772 0.6 0.005 0.45 L-Jan. 2013 1.1

Other intercity transportation

0.146 1.1 0.002 0.80 L-Dec. 2012 1.1

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

           

Intercity train fare(7)(6)

  9.6   1.49 L-EVER -

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  -0.3   0.59 S-Nov. 2012 -0.3

Intracity transportation(4)

0.261 2.8 0.007 0.11 L-May 2003 7.3

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

  3.2   0.06 L-EVER -

Recreation services(12)

3.722 -0.1 -0.005 0.22 S-Feb. 2012 -0.3

Video and audio services(12)

1.513 0.3 0.005 0.17 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.404 0.4 0.005 0.17 - -

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

0.109 -0.3 0.000 0.75 S-Dec. 2012 -1.2

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

  -0.6   0.85 S-Dec. 2012 -1.5

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

  -0.3   0.33 S-Dec. 2012 -0.4

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.409 0.2 0.001 0.13 L-Dec. 2012 0.3

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.19 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.1   0.15 L-Dec. 2012 0.3

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.057 0.0 0.000 0.32 L-Jan. 2013 0.1

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.13 L-Jan. 2013 0.1

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.40 S-Dec. 2012 -1.0

Other recreation services(5)

1.742 -0.6 -0.010 0.43 S-Feb. 2012 -0.8

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

0.570 -0.8 -0.005 0.46 S-Feb. 2012 -0.8

Admissions(4)

0.632 -0.2 -0.001 0.76 L-Jan. 2013 0.1

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

  -0.3   0.59 L-Jan. 2013 0.1

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

  -0.1   0.77 L-Jan. 2013 0.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.234 -0.9 -0.002 0.26 S-EVER -

Education and communication services(12)

6.166 0.3 0.016 0.06 S-Dec. 2012 0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.047 0.3 0.009 0.08 - -

College tuition and fees

1.720 0.4 0.006 0.13 - -

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.385 0.3 0.001 0.06 - -

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.778 0.2 0.002 0.11 L-Jan. 2013 0.4

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.059 0.4 0.000 0.16 L-Jan. 2013 1.2

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.156 0.2 0.000 0.02 S-Jan. 2013 0.0

Postage(4)

0.145 0.1 0.000 0.00 S-Jan. 2013 -0.2

Delivery services(4)(5)

0.011 0.7 0.000 0.24 L-Jan. 2013 2.5

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.374 -0.1 -0.002 0.05 S-Aug. 2012 -0.3

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.425 -0.1 -0.002 0.04 L-Dec. 2012 0.0

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.949 0.0 0.000 0.09 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

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

0.576 1.3 0.008 0.26 - -

Other personal services(12)

1.712 0.1 0.002 0.13 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

Personal care services(4)

0.629 0.2 0.001 0.09 L-Jan. 2013 0.2

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

0.629 0.2 0.001 0.09 L-Jan. 2013 0.3

Miscellaneous personal services

1.084 0.1 0.001 0.18 S-Sep. 2012 0.1

Legal services(9)

0.298 0.2 0.000 0.11 S-Jan. 2013 0.0

Funeral expenses(9)

0.160 0.0 0.000 0.14 S-Sep. 2012 0.0

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.240 0.1 0.000 0.10 L-Jan. 2013 0.7

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

0.030 1.1 0.000 0.11 L-Jan. 2013 1.4

Financial services(4)(9)

0.215 0.2 0.000 0.69 S-Jan. 2013 -0.2

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

  0.0   0.69 - -

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

  0.2   0.57 S-Jan. 2013 -0.2

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.792 -0.2 -0.191 0.04 S-Nov. 2012 -0.3

All items less shelter

68.497 -0.3 -0.240 0.05 S-Nov. 2012 -0.4

All items less food and shelter

54.289 -0.5 -0.247 0.05 S-Nov. 2012 -0.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.239 0.1 0.025 0.06 - -

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

42.397 0.0 0.003 0.06 S-Aug. 2012 0.0

All items less medical care

92.839 -0.2 -0.205 0.04 S-Nov. 2012 -0.3

All items less energy

89.950 0.1 0.087 0.04 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

Commodities

39.948 -0.7 -0.272 0.06 S-Nov. 2012 -0.9

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.609 -0.3 -0.047 0.11 S-Apr. 2010 -0.3

Commodities less food

25.740 -1.1 -0.279 0.08 S-Nov. 2012 -1.5

Commodities less food and beverages

24.792 -1.1 -0.281 0.09 S-Nov. 2012 -1.6

Services

60.052 0.2 0.097 0.04 S-Dec. 2012 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(16)

28.903 0.1 0.022 0.06 S-Aug. 2012 0.1

Services less medical care services

54.595 0.1 0.055 0.05 S-Jul. 2012 0.0

Durables

8.703 0.0 0.003 0.07 - -

Nondurables

31.245 -1.0 -0.308 0.08 S-Nov. 2012 -1.0

Nondurables less food

17.037 -1.6 -0.284 0.12 S-Nov. 2012 -2.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

16.089 -1.8 -0.287 0.13 S-Nov. 2012 -2.4

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.546 -1.9 -0.237 0.08 S-Nov. 2012 -2.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.494 -1.7 -0.233 0.08 S-Nov. 2012 -2.7

Housing

40.812 0.1 0.034 0.05 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

Education and communication(5)

6.746 0.2 0.014 0.06 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

Education(5)

3.258 0.3 0.011 0.08 - -

Communication(5)

3.488 0.1 0.003 0.08 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Information and information processing(5)

3.332 0.1 0.003 0.08 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

0.958 0.5 0.005 0.22 S-Jan. 2013 0.1

Recreation(5)

5.971 -0.1 -0.006 0.15 S-Dec. 2012 -0.2

Video and audio(5)

1.901 0.1 0.001 0.16 S-Dec. 2012 -0.2

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.093 0.3 0.003 0.24 - -

Photography(5)

0.109 1.0 0.001 0.35 S-Jan. 2013 -0.9

Food and beverages

15.156 0.1 0.009 0.07 - -

Domestically produced farm food

7.229 0.0 -0.003 0.14 S-Jan. 2013 -0.1

Other services

11.601 0.1 0.014 0.09 S-Sep. 2012 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.853 -1.1 -0.032 0.59 S-Sep. 1998 -1.7

Fuels and utilities

5.301 -0.1 -0.008 0.18 S-Jul. 2012 -0.9

Household energy

4.100 -0.3 -0.012 0.16 S-Jul. 2012 -1.2

Medical care

7.161 0.3 0.020 0.08 L-Jul. 2012 0.4

Transportation

17.260 -1.3 -0.223 0.07 S-Nov. 2012 -2.1

Private transportation

16.079 -1.5 -0.236 0.06 S-Nov. 2012 -2.3

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.523 0.3 0.019 0.08 L-May 2012 0.3

Utilities and public transportation

9.922 0.1 0.006 0.12 S-Jul. 2012 -0.5

Household furnishings and operations

4.008 -0.3 -0.014 0.12 S-Aug. 2012 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.351 0.1 0.004 0.11 - -

Personal care

2.553 0.2 0.006 0.13 S-Jan. 2013 0.1

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, March 2013, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Feb.
2013
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Mar. 2012-
Mar. 2013
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Mar. 2012-
Mar. 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 S-Jul. 2012 1.4

Food

14.208 1.5 0.215 0.14 S-Dec. 2010 1.5

Food at home

8.545 1.0 0.088 0.18 S-Oct. 2012 1.0

Cereals and bakery products

1.223 0.9 0.011 0.42 L-Jan. 2013 0.9

Cereals and cereal products

0.468 -0.6 -0.003 0.60 S-Jan. 2013 -1.2

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.052 -0.2 0.000 1.21 S-Jan. 2011 -0.5

Breakfast cereal

0.287 -0.8 -0.002 0.83 S-Jan. 2013 -1.5

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.129 -0.2 0.000 1.09 L-Sep. 2012 0.6

Rice(4)(5)

  0.9   1.31 L-Sep. 2012 1.2

Bakery products

0.755 1.8 0.014 0.56 L-Jan. 2013 2.3

Bread(4)

0.223 2.0 0.004 1.06 L-Jan. 2013 3.2

White bread(5)

  2.8   1.51 L-Jan. 2013 3.2

Bread other than white(5)

  2.1   1.42 S-Dec. 2012 -0.2

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.112 1.7 0.002 1.04 L-Jan. 2013 2.1

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.182 1.8 0.003 1.40 L-Jan. 2013 2.4

Cookies(5)

  3.4   1.33 L-Nov. 2012 3.5

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  0.5   2.04 S-Feb. 2011 -0.4

Other bakery products

0.238 1.7 0.004 0.99 L-Dec. 2012 2.3

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  5.3   1.52 L-Dec. 2012 5.4

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  0.3   1.68 L-Dec. 2012 1.4

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

  0.2   1.47 S-Aug. 2012 -0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.940 1.2 0.024 0.32 S-Jan. 2013 1.2

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.828 1.1 0.020 0.34 S-May 2010 1.0

Meats

1.183 0.4 0.005 0.42 S-Jan. 2013 0.4

Beef and veal

0.559 2.7 0.015 0.66 S-Apr. 2010 1.3

Uncooked ground beef

0.219 3.1 0.007 0.97 S-May 2010 1.2

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.082 4.4 0.004 1.43 L-Nov. 2012 4.8

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.206 1.7 0.004 1.04 S-Mar. 2010 -2.8

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.052 1.8 0.001 1.39 S-Mar. 2010 1.8

Pork

0.362 -1.6 -0.006 0.75 S-Jan. 2013 -2.6

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.138 0.4 0.001 1.21 L-Apr. 2012 2.0

Bacon and related products(5)

  1.8   2.88 L-Apr. 2012 3.3

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  -1.1   1.86 L-Sep. 2012 0.5

Ham

0.076 0.0 0.000 1.67 S-Jan. 2013 -1.2

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  -0.1   2.00 S-Jan. 2013 -1.4

Pork chops

0.061 -0.6 0.000 1.30 S-Jan. 2013 -2.7

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.086 -6.5 -0.006 1.68 S-Sep. 2012 -7.5

Other meats

0.263 -1.5 -0.004 0.91 S-Apr. 2010 -2.1

Frankfurters(5)

  1.1   2.71 S-Jan. 2013 0.2

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  -1.0   0.73 S-May 2010 -1.4

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  -8.3   2.47 S-Jan. 2013 -8.9

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  -17.9   4.15 S-EVER -

Poultry

0.347 3.9 0.013 0.92 S-May 2012 3.9

Chicken(4)

0.269 4.2 0.011 1.10 S-Jun. 2012 4.2

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  3.9   2.04 L-Jan. 2013 5.8

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  4.5   1.09 S-May 2012 3.4

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.077 3.0 0.002 1.32 S-Dec. 2010 0.9

Fish and seafood

0.298 0.6 0.002 0.89 L-Nov. 2012 1.1

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.154 0.8 0.001 1.25 L-Oct. 2012 0.8

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.145 0.4 0.001 1.06 S-Dec. 2010 0.4

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  2.7   1.58 S-Apr. 2011 2.4

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  -2.1   2.02 L-Jan. 2013 -0.1

Eggs

0.112 3.3 0.004 1.05 S-Jan. 2013 -2.2

Dairy and related products

0.895 -0.5 -0.004 0.49 S-Oct. 2012 -1.1

Milk(4)

0.293 1.4 0.004 0.61 - -

Fresh whole milk(5)

  1.9   0.73 S-Oct. 2012 -1.3

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  1.0   0.74 L-Dec. 2012 1.0

Cheese and related products

0.284 -1.3 -0.004 0.88 S-Jan. 2013 -1.5

Ice cream and related products

0.136 -0.3 0.000 1.33 S-Dec. 2012 -1.3

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.182 -2.3 -0.004 1.07 S-Feb. 2010 -2.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.296 4.4 0.055 0.52 S-Jan. 2013 2.9

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.993 5.8 0.054 0.63 S-Jan. 2013 3.4

Fresh fruits

0.511 4.6 0.022 0.97 S-Jan. 2013 4.6

Apples

0.093 12.9 0.011 2.09 L-Dec. 2012 13.3

Bananas

0.080 -0.5 0.000 1.06 L-Dec. 2012 0.0

Citrus fruits(4)

0.103 3.2 0.003 2.07 L-Dec. 2012 3.2

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  5.4   2.20 S-Jan. 2013 4.2

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.235 3.9 0.009 1.62 S-Oct. 2012 1.3

Fresh vegetables

0.481 7.1 0.032 0.82 L-Mar. 2011 9.8

Potatoes

0.075 -10.0 -0.008 1.65 S-Oct. 2012 -10.9

Lettuce

0.075 22.2 0.013 1.83 S-Jan. 2013 11.2

Tomatoes

0.080 7.2 0.006 1.96 L-Jun. 2011 10.9

Other fresh vegetables

0.251 9.3 0.022 1.23 L-May 2007 10.9

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.303 0.0 0.000 0.66 S-Feb. 2011 -0.1

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.152 0.6 0.001 0.92 S-Dec. 2012 0.5

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  4.2   1.28 L-Nov. 2012 4.8

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  -1.5   1.36 S-Feb. 2011 -2.7

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.095 -0.3 0.000 1.31 L-Jan. 2013 0.1

Frozen vegetables(5)

  -0.3   1.60 L-Nov. 2012 0.0

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.056 -1.0 -0.001 1.61 S-Nov. 2010 -2.0

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

  -1.7   2.36 L-Jan. 2013 0.8

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.937 -0.5 -0.004 0.53 - -

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.704 0.2 0.001 0.65 L-Jan. 2013 0.2

Carbonated drinks

0.287 0.0 0.000 0.90 L-Dec. 2012 0.0

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 -2.5 0.000 1.80 S-Apr. 2010 -2.7

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.403 0.4 0.002 0.86 S-Oct. 2012 -0.1

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.233 -2.4 -0.006 0.89 S-Jan. 2013 -2.7

Coffee

0.140 -5.0 -0.007 1.08 S-Jan. 2013 -5.0

Roasted coffee(5)

  -6.0   1.14 S-Jan. 2013 -6.0

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  1.1   1.50 L-Jun. 2012 2.1

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.093 1.7 0.002 1.37 L-Dec. 2011 2.2

Other food at home

2.255 0.3 0.008 0.42 S-Jan. 2011 0.2

Sugar and sweets

0.300 -1.3 -0.004 0.91 S-Apr. 1982 -2.8

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.058 -3.8 -0.002 0.99 - -

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.179 -1.2 -0.002 1.49 S-EVER -

Other sweets(4)

0.063 0.6 0.000 1.13 - -

Fats and oils

0.260 -1.4 -0.004 1.02 S-Apr. 2010 -1.4

Butter and margarine(4)

0.076 0.4 0.000 1.12 L-Apr. 2012 0.7

Butter(5)

  1.0   1.95 L-Jan. 2012 2.2

Margarine(5)

  -0.1   1.55 S-Jan. 2013 -0.6

Salad dressing(4)

0.065 -2.7 -0.002 1.14 S-Apr. 2006 -4.0

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.120 -1.8 -0.002 1.99 S-Dec. 2010 -3.0

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  -1.7   2.58 S-Mar. 2011 -3.9

Other foods

1.694 0.9 0.016 0.50 L-Jan. 2013 1.6

Soups

0.096 0.1 0.000 1.37 S-Mar. 2011 0.1

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.293 -1.5 -0.005 1.12 S-Jan. 2011 -1.5

Snacks

0.327 3.3 0.011 1.03 L-Dec. 2012 3.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.286 -0.7 -0.002 0.90 S-Dec. 2010 -1.0

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

  -2.2   1.65 - -

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  -0.1   1.61 L-Dec. 2012 6.5

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  -0.6   1.39 S-Dec. 2010 -0.6

Other condiments(5)

  1.2   1.75 S-Nov. 2012 0.4

Baby food(4)

0.072 2.2 0.002 0.86 L-Dec. 2012 2.6

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.620 1.6 0.010 1.04 L-Jan. 2013 3.0

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  4.4   1.41 L-Aug. 2012 5.3

Food away from home

5.663 2.3 0.127 0.18 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.690 2.3 0.061 0.23 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.271 2.1 0.047 0.25 S-May 2011 2.1

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.262 3.5 0.009 0.60 - -

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

  3.6   0.76 S-Jan. 2013 3.5

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.082 3.2 0.003 0.84 L-Jul. 2012 3.4

Other food away from home(4)

0.359 2.1 0.007 0.61 L-Dec. 2012 2.3

Energy

10.050 -1.6 -0.165 0.17 S-Jul. 2012 -5.0

Energy commodities

6.289 -3.1 -0.207 0.15 S-Jul. 2012 -5.5

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.339 -4.2 -0.015 0.64 S-Aug. 2012 -4.2

Fuel oil

0.238 -2.4 -0.006 0.61 S-Jul. 2012 -5.6

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.101 -8.1 -0.009 1.17 L-Jun. 2012 -7.2

Motor fuel

5.950 -3.1 -0.192 0.16 S-Jul. 2012 -5.4

Gasoline (all types)

5.756 -3.1 -0.190 0.16 S-Jul. 2012 -5.5

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  -3.4   0.72 S-Jul. 2012 -5.7

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  -2.8   0.64 S-Jul. 2012 -4.9

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  -2.1   0.63 S-Jul. 2012 -4.8

Other motor fuels(4)

0.194 -1.2 -0.002 0.23 S-Jul. 2012 -5.2

Energy services(10)

3.761 1.1 0.042 0.31 L-Nov. 2011 1.7

Electricity(10)

2.861 0.9 0.025 0.41 L-Feb. 2012 1.9

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.900 1.8 0.016 0.49 L-Oct. 2010 1.9

All items less food and energy

75.742 1.9 1.424 0.11 S-Jan. 2013 1.9

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.451 0.0 0.010 0.24 S-Feb. 2011 0.0

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.283 -1.1 -0.037 0.36 S-Apr. 2011 -1.2

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.263 -5.0 -0.014 1.19 S-Mar. 2011 -5.3

Floor coverings(4)

0.037 -3.0 -0.001 1.34 L-Jan. 2013 -2.5

Window coverings(4)

0.076 2.4 0.002 2.26 L-Feb. 2007 2.5

Other linens(4)

0.149 -9.0 -0.015 1.60 S-Aug. 2004 -9.0

Furniture and bedding

0.704 -0.6 -0.004 0.96 S-Jan. 2013 -0.6

Bedroom furniture

0.228 -1.1 -0.003 1.45 - -

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

0.336 0.6 0.002 1.09 L-Nov. 2012 0.8

Other furniture(4)

0.133 -2.4 -0.003 3.19 S-Jun. 2012 -4.9

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

           

Appliances(4)

0.284 -1.2 -0.004 0.80 S-Jun. 2011 -1.3

Major appliances(4)

0.164 -0.8 -0.001 1.11 S-Jul. 2011 -1.5

Laundry equipment(5)

  -0.7   1.59 S-Jul. 2011 -2.2

Other appliances(4)

0.117 -1.9 -0.002 1.03 S-Oct. 2012 -2.0

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.480 -2.7 -0.013 1.01 - -

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.248 -5.3 -0.014 1.85 S-Jun. 2012 -6.2

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.102 0.9 0.001 1.43 L-Jan. 2012 1.0

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.047 -0.5 0.000 2.69 L-Apr. 2009 0.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.083 -0.1 0.000 1.38 S-Oct. 2012 -0.3

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.672 -0.2 -0.001 0.56 S-Oct. 2012 -0.2

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.171 0.8 0.001 0.79 L-Dec. 2012 1.0

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.357 -0.7 -0.003 0.86 S-Oct. 2012 -0.7

Housekeeping supplies

0.880 -0.2 -0.001 0.49 L-Jan. 2013 0.0

Household cleaning products(4)

0.356 -1.3 -0.005 0.83 S-Dec. 2010 -1.6

Household paper products(4)

0.241 1.8 0.004 0.90 L-Jan. 2013 1.8

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.283 -0.4 -0.001 0.93 L-Jan. 2013 -0.2

Apparel

3.542 0.8 0.029 1.24 S-Apr. 2011 0.1

Men's and boys' apparel

0.857 0.9 0.008 1.51 S-Apr. 2011 -0.2

Men's apparel

0.680 1.6 0.011 1.80 S-Dec. 2012 1.2

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.127 3.4 0.004 3.64 S-Jan. 2013 -1.0

Men's furnishings

0.186 3.3 0.006 2.22 S-Nov. 2012 2.6

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.203 1.5 0.003 3.78 L-Sep. 2012 2.2

Men's pants and shorts

0.156 -1.4 -0.002 5.37 S-Oct. 2010 -2.4

Boys' apparel

0.177 -1.6 -0.003 3.27 S-Oct. 2010 -1.6

Women's and girls' apparel

1.482 0.2 0.003 2.35 S-Aug. 2012 -0.1

Women's apparel

1.243 1.7 0.022 2.33 S-Jan. 2013 1.4

Women's outerwear

0.088 6.3 0.005 9.60 L-Nov. 2012 6.4

Women's dresses

0.159 -7.1 -0.014 9.85 S-Jun. 2010 -9.7

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.594 4.7 0.028 2.68 L-May 2012 5.9

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

0.387 0.3 0.001 2.45 S-Jan. 2013 -0.4

Girls' apparel

0.238 -7.1 -0.018 5.90 S-Sep. 2010 -13.3

Footwear

0.689 3.8 0.025 1.50 S-Sep. 2012 2.6

Men's footwear

0.216 4.8 0.010 2.16 S-Dec. 2012 4.0

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.152 3.0 0.004 3.03 S-Jan. 2013 2.6

Women's footwear

0.321 3.4 0.011 2.49 S-May 2012 1.4

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.196 -1.9 -0.004 1.97 S-Jun. 2011 -2.6

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.318 -1.2 -0.004 2.79 S-Jan. 2013 -1.5

Watches(8)

0.091 3.2 0.003 2.80 S-Nov. 2012 0.4

Jewelry(8)

0.227 -2.9 -0.007 3.25 S-Jan. 2013 -3.5

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.506 0.7 0.036 0.19 L-Jul. 2012 1.1

New vehicles

3.170 1.1 0.036 0.29 - -

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  1.1   0.25 - -

New cars(5)

  1.0   0.27 - -

New trucks(13)(5)

  1.3   0.34 - -

Used cars and trucks

1.842 0.1 0.001 0.22 L-Jul. 2012 1.1

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.426 -0.3 -0.001 0.43 L-Jan. 2013 -0.1

Tires

0.287 -1.3 -0.004 0.57 L-Jan. 2013 -1.3

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.139 2.0 0.003 0.61 S-Oct. 2012 1.4

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  2.8   0.61 L-Dec. 2011 3.0

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  -0.1   1.00 S-Mar. 2010 -1.0

Medical care commodities

1.704 0.6 0.010 0.45 S-Dec. 1973 0.6

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.626 0.6 0.009 0.47 S-EVER -

Prescription drugs

1.319 0.7 0.010 0.57 S-Sep. 2007 0.7

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.307 -0.1 0.000 0.88 S-Apr. 2012 -0.7

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.079 1.5 0.001 0.91 L-Jan. 2013 1.9

Recreation commodities(11)

2.249 -1.9 -0.043 0.46 L-Jan. 2013 -1.9

Video and audio products(11)

0.388 -8.5 -0.036 0.74 L-Jan. 2012 -8.2

Televisions

0.140 -16.9 -0.029 1.38 L-Jan. 2012 -16.8

Other video equipment(4)

0.024 -8.5 -0.002 1.68 L-Aug. 2009 -7.5

Audio equipment

0.070 -6.5 -0.005 1.40 S-Nov. 2012 -6.6

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.043 -1.7 -0.001 1.25 L-Jan. 2013 -0.7

Pets and pet products

0.684 0.9 0.006 0.81 S-Aug. 2012 0.7

Pet food(4)(5)

  2.8   0.82 L-Dec. 2012 2.9

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

  -2.8   1.73 S-Oct. 2010 -3.5

Sporting goods

0.455 -0.1 0.000 0.94 S-Jul. 2012 -0.2

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.242 1.4 0.003 0.72 L-Jan. 2013 1.8

Sports equipment

0.203 -1.8 -0.004 1.82 S-Mar. 2012 -3.1

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.050 -2.7 -0.001 1.70 L-Sep. 2012 -2.6

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

           

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -3.4   1.97 L-Feb. 2012 -2.6

Recreational reading materials

0.227 3.8 0.009 1.08 S-Jan. 2013 3.6

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.127 7.2 0.009 1.21 S-Dec. 2012 6.2

Recreational books(4)

0.096 -0.3 0.000 1.85 L-Aug. 2012 -0.3

Other recreational goods(4)

0.445 -4.2 -0.020 1.15 L-Jan. 2013 -4.1

Toys

0.328 -5.9 -0.021 1.40 L-Jan. 2013 -5.4

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

  -2.5   1.67 L-Jan. 2013 -1.9

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.060 1.1 0.001 1.95 L-Dec. 2012 3.0

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.039 2.5 0.001 1.65 L-Nov. 2008 2.6

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.579 -2.7 -0.016 0.75 L-Jan. 2013 -2.7

Educational books and supplies

0.211 7.0 0.014 1.00 L-Jan. 2013 7.1

College textbooks(14)(5)

  7.8   0.94 - -

Information technology commodities(11)

0.368 -7.5 -0.030 1.11 L-Oct. 2012 -7.1

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.240 -8.5 -0.022 1.47 L-Jan. 2013 -8.5

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.045 -6.5 -0.003 1.80 S-Jan. 2013 -7.8

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

0.084 -5.0 -0.004 1.82 S-Nov. 2012 -5.6

Alcoholic beverages

0.948 1.7 0.016 0.32 L-Dec. 2012 1.9

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.569 1.1 0.006 0.40 L-Dec. 2012 1.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.272 1.0 0.003 0.55 - -

Distilled spirits at home

0.071 1.5 0.001 0.69 L-Dec. 2009 1.8

Whiskey at home(5)

  2.1   1.29 L-Jun. 2012 2.4

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  1.2   0.97 L-Jun. 2011 1.3

Wine at home

0.226 0.9 0.002 0.70 L-Jul. 2012 1.2

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.379 2.6 0.010 0.56 L-Dec. 2012 3.0

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

  2.4   0.44 - -

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  2.6   1.03 S-Jan. 2013 2.6

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  3.3   1.04 L-Dec. 2012 3.4

Other goods(11)

1.639 0.9 0.015 0.38 - -

Tobacco and smoking products

0.799 2.1 0.017 0.49 - -

Cigarettes(4)

0.739 2.1 0.016 0.54 - -

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.054 2.1 0.001 0.96 L-Sep. 2012 2.3

Personal care products

0.637 0.1 0.000 0.66 - -

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

0.332 -0.6 -0.002 0.95 S-Feb. 2012 -1.4

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.298 0.8 0.002 0.89 L-Oct. 2012 1.0

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.203 -1.1 -0.002 1.24 - -

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  -0.3   1.46 L-Dec. 2012 0.0

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -3.1   1.31 L-Nov. 2012 -2.6

Services less energy services

56.291 2.5 1.414 0.10 S-Jan. 2013 2.5

Shelter

31.503 2.2 0.700 0.14 S-Jan. 2013 2.2

Rent of shelter(15)

31.149 2.2 0.685 0.14 - -

Rent of primary residence(10)

6.501 2.8 0.180 0.18 L-Oct. 2012 2.8

Lodging away from home(4)

0.786 1.5 0.012 1.35 L-Jan. 2013 1.9

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

0.157 4.3 0.006 0.27 L-Jan. 2013 4.3

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.629 0.8 0.005 1.67 L-Jan. 2013 1.3

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

23.861 2.1 0.493 0.15 - -

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

22.453 2.1 0.464 0.15 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.354 4.2 0.014 0.78 S-Jan. 2013 3.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.202 5.2 0.060 0.73 S-May 2012 5.2

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.911 6.1 0.053 0.92 S-Mar. 2012 5.6

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.291 2.6 0.008 0.71 S-Aug. 2012 2.6

Household operations(4)

0.725 1.7 0.012 0.40 L-Jan. 2013 1.8

Domestic services(4)

0.248 1.7 0.004 0.56 L-Dec. 2012 1.7

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

           

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.088 -0.8 -0.001 1.94 S-Sep. 2011 -2.3

Repair of household items(4)

0.078 5.3 0.004 0.78 S-Jan. 2013 5.3

Medical care services

5.457 3.9 0.206 0.27 - -

Professional services

3.002 2.6 0.076 0.31 L-Mar. 2011 2.6

Physicians' services(10)

1.609 2.5 0.040 0.56 - -

Dental services(10)

0.770 3.7 0.028 0.30 L-Dec. 2008 3.7

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.248 0.8 0.002 0.60 L-Jul. 2012 0.8

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.376 1.6 0.006 0.37 L-Jul. 2011 1.7

Hospital and related services

1.796 5.2 0.089 0.39 L-Jul. 2012 5.3

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.573 5.6 0.084 0.45 L-Jul. 2012 5.7

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

  5.4   0.63 L-Jul. 2012 6.2

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

  5.6   0.88 L-Aug. 2011 6.1

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

0.138 3.3 0.004 0.40 L-Jan. 2013 3.4

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.085 1.1 0.001 0.54 L-Oct. 2012 1.2

Health insurance(7)

0.659 6.5 0.041 0.33 S-Dec. 2011 6.1

Transportation services

5.804 3.1 0.175 0.31 - -

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.374 -3.5 -0.014 1.13 S-Jan. 2013 -4.1

Car and truck rental(4)

0.070 4.8 0.003 2.28 S-Dec. 2012 0.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.143 1.4 0.016 0.31 L-Aug. 2012 1.7

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 2.1 0.001 0.37 S-Nov. 2012 2.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.458 1.7 0.008 0.44 S-Sep. 2012 1.5

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.592 1.1 0.007 0.48 L-Aug. 2012 1.6

Motor vehicle insurance

2.477 4.8 0.114 0.50 S-Dec. 2012 4.7

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.559 1.4 0.008 0.59 L-Dec. 2012 2.2

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

0.323 0.2 0.001 0.69 - -

Parking and other fees(4)

0.214 3.3 0.007 0.96 L-Dec. 2012 6.4

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  3.9   2.88 L-Dec. 2012 8.4

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  1.9   0.78 S-Jan. 2013 1.8

Public transportation

1.181 4.0 0.047 0.79 L-Nov. 2011 5.3

Airline fare

0.772 3.8 0.029 1.12 L-Jan. 2013 3.8

Other intercity transportation

0.146 2.7 0.004 1.87 L-Mar. 2011 2.9

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

           

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  11.5   2.26 L-Oct. 2010 14.1

Ship fare(4)(5)

  -1.4   1.86 - -

Intracity transportation

0.261 5.5 0.014 0.70 L-Apr. 2011 5.5

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  5.8   1.18 L-Jun. 2011 5.8

Recreation services(11)

3.722 2.2 0.080 0.58 S-Jan. 2013 2.1

Video and audio services(11)

1.513 2.9 0.044 0.81 S-Jan. 2013 2.8

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.404 3.3 0.045 0.80 S-Nov. 2011 2.3

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

0.109 -1.4 -0.002 2.59 S-Jan. 2013 -3.5

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -3.1   2.84 S-Jan. 2013 -5.5

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

  -2.1   3.24 S-Jan. 2013 -2.3

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.409 2.4 0.010 0.54 S-Jan. 2013 2.4

Pet services(4)(5)

  1.5   0.59 S-Oct. 2010 1.1

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  2.6   0.84 L-Nov. 2012 3.0

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.057 0.2 0.000 1.12 S-Apr. 2010 0.0

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  0.2   0.95 S-Jan. 2013 0.1

Film processing(4)(5)

  0.5   0.88 S-Dec. 2012 0.3

Other recreation services(4)

1.742 1.6 0.027 1.05 S-Jan. 2013 1.4

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

0.570 0.7 0.004 1.53 S-Jan. 2013 0.4

Admissions

0.632 2.1 0.013 1.57 S-Jan. 2013 2.1

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

  2.1   1.28 S-Jan. 2013 1.8

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  3.0   1.38 S-May 2012 2.4

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.234 2.7 0.006 0.99 S-Oct. 2012 2.4

Education and communication services(11)

6.166 2.2 0.136 0.21 - -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.047 3.9 0.116 0.36 - -

College tuition and fees

1.720 4.5 0.076 0.57 S-Jan. 2013 4.5

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.385 3.5 0.013 0.38 L-Jan. 2013 3.5

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.778 2.8 0.021 0.39 - -

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.059 3.1 0.002 0.94 L-Jan. 2013 3.7

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.156 6.3 0.009 0.10 L-Jun. 2003 10.4

Postage

0.145 6.4 0.009 0.10 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.011 4.3 0.000 0.52 L-Dec. 2012 5.0

Telephone services(4)

2.374 0.1 0.002 0.20 S-Dec. 2011 -0.3

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.425 -1.3 -0.019 0.29 S-Aug. 2012 -1.3

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.949 2.3 0.021 0.28 S-Jan. 2013 2.1

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.576 1.7 0.010 0.78 L-May 2012 2.1

Other personal services(11)

1.712 2.6 0.044 0.36 S-Jan. 2013 2.3

Personal care services

0.629 1.9 0.012 0.44 - -

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.629 1.9 0.012 0.44 - -

Miscellaneous personal services

1.084 3.0 0.032 0.48 S-Jan. 2013 2.5

Legal services(8)

0.298 2.9 0.008 1.19 S-Jan. 2013 1.7

Funeral expenses(8)

0.160 2.7 0.004 0.52 L-Mar. 2010 2.7

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.240 2.3 0.006 0.36 - -

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.030 3.6 0.001 0.72 L-Apr. 2012 4.5

Financial services(8)

0.215 4.2 0.009 1.67 S-Jan. 2013 2.5

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

  1.9   2.38 S-Nov. 2011 1.7

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

  2.6   1.66 S-Dec. 2012 1.8

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.792 1.5 1.258 0.10 S-Jul. 2012 1.3

All items less shelter

68.497 1.1 0.774 0.10 S-Jul. 2012 1.1

All items less food and shelter

54.289 1.0 0.559 0.12 S-Jul. 2012 0.8

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.239 1.6 0.724 0.14 S-Apr. 2011 1.6

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

42.397 1.7 0.723 0.15 S-May 2011 1.7

All items less medical care

92.839 1.4 1.257 0.09 S-Jul. 2012 1.2

All items less energy

89.950 1.8 1.639 0.09 S-May 2011 1.8

Commodities

39.948 0.0 0.018 0.13 S-Oct. 2009 -1.7

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.609 0.0 0.009 0.26 S-Mar. 2011 -0.1

Commodities less food

25.740 -0.7 -0.197 0.19 S-Oct. 2009 -2.3

Commodities less food and beverages

24.792 -0.8 -0.213 0.19 S-Oct. 2009 -2.5

Services

60.052 2.4 1.456 0.11 S-Jan. 2013 2.3

Services less rent of shelter(15)

28.903 2.7 0.770 0.14 S-Jan. 2013 2.4

Services less medical care services

54.595 2.3 1.249 0.12 S-Jan. 2013 2.2

Durables

8.703 -0.6 -0.052 0.17 - -

Nondurables

31.245 0.2 0.070 0.16 S-Oct. 2009 -2.6

Nondurables less food

17.037 -0.8 -0.145 0.27 S-Oct. 2009 -4.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

16.089 -1.0 -0.161 0.29 S-Oct. 2009 -4.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.546 -1.5 -0.190 0.15 S-Jul. 2012 -1.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.494 -1.3 -0.174 0.14 S-Jul. 2012 -1.6

Housing

40.812 1.9 0.762 0.13 - -

Education and communication(4)

6.746 1.8 0.120 0.20 L-Jul. 2012 2.1

Education(4)

3.258 4.1 0.130 0.34 - -

Communication(4)

3.488 -0.3 -0.009 0.22 L-Jul. 2012 -0.1

Information and information processing(4)

3.332 -0.6 -0.019 0.24 - -

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

0.958 -2.1 -0.021 0.68 L-Dec. 2010 -2.0

Recreation(4)

5.971 0.6 0.037 0.43 S-Jan. 2013 0.6

Video and audio(4)

1.901 0.4 0.008 0.68 S-Jan. 2013 0.3

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.093 1.4 0.016 0.51 S-Dec. 2010 1.2

Photography(4)

0.109 -1.2 -0.001 1.06 L-Sep. 2012 -0.2

Food and beverages

15.156 1.5 0.231 0.13 S-Dec. 2010 1.5

Domestically produced farm food

7.229 1.3 0.091 0.21 S-Oct. 2012 1.2

Other services

11.601 2.3 0.260 0.23 S-Jan. 2013 2.2

Apparel less footwear

2.853 0.1 0.004 1.47 S-Mar. 2011 -0.8

Fuels and utilities

5.301 1.7 0.087 0.35 S-Jan. 2013 0.9

Household energy

4.100 0.6 0.027 0.30 S-Jan. 2013 -0.4

Medical care

7.161 3.1 0.217 0.24 - -

Transportation

17.260 0.1 0.019 0.13 S-Jul. 2012 -0.9

Private transportation

16.079 -0.2 -0.028 0.12 S-Jul. 2012 -0.9

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.523 0.5 0.027 0.21 - -

Utilities and public transportation

9.922 2.0 0.196 0.22 L-Oct. 2011 2.1

Household furnishings and operations

4.008 -0.6 -0.025 0.29 S-May 2011 -0.7

Other goods and services

3.351 1.8 0.059 0.27 - -

Personal care

2.553 1.6 0.042 0.33 S-Jan. 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: April 16, 2013