Consumer Price Index News Release

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 8:30 a.m. (EDT) Thursday, May 16, 2013   USDL-13-0929
 
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                   Consumer Price Index - April 2013

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) decreased
 0.4 percent in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau
 of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all
 items index increased 1.1 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 As was the case in March, a sharp decrease in the gasoline index was
 the primary cause of the decline in the seasonally adjusted all items
 index. The fuel oil index also declined while the electricity and
 natural gas indexes increased; the net result was a 4.3 percent
 decrease in the energy index. The food index, unchanged in March,
 rose 0.2 percent in April.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in
 April, the same increase as in March. The indexes for shelter, used
 cars and trucks, new vehicles, and tobacco all increased in April.
 These increases were partially offset by declines in the indexes for
 apparel, airline fares, and recreation.
 
 The all items index increased 1.1 percent over the last 12 months,
 the smallest 12-month increase since November 2010. The index for all
 items less food and energy increased 1.7 percent over the span; this
 was its smallest 12-month increase since June 2011. The food index
 rose 1.5 percent while the energy index declined 4.3 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.
                              Oct.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.   ended 
                              2012  2012  2012  2013  2013  2013  2013   Apr.  
                                                                         2013  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .2   -.2    .0    .0    .7   -.2   -.4      1.1
  Food......................    .2    .2    .2    .0    .1    .0    .2      1.5
   Food at home.............    .3    .3    .2    .0    .1   -.1    .1      1.0
   Food away from home (1)..    .1    .1    .1    .1    .1    .2    .3      2.3
  Energy....................    .1  -3.4   -.8  -1.7   5.4  -2.6  -4.3     -4.3
   Energy commodities.......    .1  -5.7  -1.5  -3.0   8.6  -4.1  -7.9     -8.1
    Gasoline (all types)....   -.1  -6.0  -1.9  -3.0   9.1  -4.4  -8.1     -8.3
    Fuel oil (1)............   1.1   -.2    .0   -.2   3.1  -2.1  -4.4     -5.6
   Energy services..........    .2    .6    .3    .4    .5   -.2   1.4      2.6
    Electricity.............    .3    .4    .2   1.1    .3   -.6    .5      1.1
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............   -.2   1.5    .7  -1.7   1.2   1.0   4.4      7.6
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .1    .1    .3    .2    .1    .1      1.7
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .0   -.1   -.1    .2    .0   -.1    .0      -.1
    New vehicles............    .1    .3    .2    .1   -.3    .1    .3      1.2
    Used cars and trucks....   -.7   -.4   -.3    .2    .8   1.2    .6      -.6
    Apparel.................    .6   -.5    .1    .8   -.1  -1.0   -.3       .3
    Medical care commodities    .1   -.3   -.3    .1   -.4    .1    .1       .7
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .2    .2    .3    .2    .2    .1      2.3
    Shelter.................    .2    .2    .1    .2    .2    .2    .2      2.2
    Transportation services     .6    .2    .4    .5    .1    .2   -.2      2.5
    Medical care services...    .1    .3    .3    .2    .3    .3   -.1      3.4

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.




 Consumer Price Index Data for April 2013
 
 Food
 
 The food index increased 0.2 percent in April after being unchanged
 in March. The index for food at home turned up in April, increasing
 0.1 percent after declining 0.1 percent the prior month. Four of the
 six major grocery store food group indexes increased in April. The
 largest increase was for the cereals and bakery products index, which
 rose 0.6 percent. The indexes for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, and
 for other food at home both increased 0.4 percent, while the
 nonalcoholic beverages index rose 0.3 percent. In contrast, the index
 for fruits and vegetables fell 1.4 percent in April as the indexes
 for fresh fruits and fresh vegetables both declined for the second
 straight month. The index for dairy and related products was
 unchanged in April after declining in February and March. Over the
 last 12 months, the food at home index has risen 1.0 percent with all
 the major component groups increasing over that span except
 nonalcoholic beverages, which fell 0.2 percent. The index for food
 away from home increased 0.3 percent in April; this was its largest
 increase since August and it has risen 2.3 percent over the past
 year.


 Energy

 The energy index declined significantly for the second straight
 month, falling 4.3 percent in April after a 2.6 percent decline in
 March. The gasoline index, down 4.4 percent in March, fell 8.1
 percent in April. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices
 decreased 3.7 percent in April.) The index for fuel oil also
 continued to decline, falling 4.4 percent after decreasing 2.1
 percent the prior month. However, the index for natural gas increased
 sharply in April; its 4.4 percent increase was its largest since July
 2008. The electricity index also rose, increasing 0.5 percent. Over
 the past 12 months, the index for gasoline has declined 8.3 percent
 and the fuel oil index has fallen 5.6 percent. In contrast to these
 declines, the index for natural gas has risen 7.6 percent and the
 electricity index has increased 1.1 percent.
 
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in
 April, the same increase as in March. The shelter index increased 0.2
 percent for the fourth month in a row. The indexes for rent and for
 owners' equivalent rent both advanced 0.2 percent. The index for used
 cars and trucks increased for the fourth month in a row, rising 0.6
 percent in April. The index for new vehicles rose as well, advancing
 0.3 percent. The tobacco index turned up, rising 0.6 percent in April
 after declining in February and March. The medical care index was
 unchanged in April, the first time it failed to rise since July 2010.
 The index for medical care commodities rose 0.1 percent, while the
 medical care services index fell 0.1 percent with the hospital
 services index declining 0.7 percent. Among the indexes declining in
 April was the apparel index, which fell 0.3 percent, its third
 consecutive decrease. The index for airline fares also fell,
 declining 0.7 percent, and the recreation index decreased 0.1
 percent. The index for household furnishings and operations also fell
 0.1 percent, its fourth decline in the last five months.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 1.7 percent
 for the 12 months ending April. This is slightly below the 1.9
 percent average annual increase for the past ten years. The shelter
 index rose 2.2 percent over the past year, with the rent index
 increasing 2.7 percent and owners' equivalent rent rising 2.1
 percent.

 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 1.1 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 232.531
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index decreased 0.1 percent prior
 to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 0.9 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 228.949  (1982-84=100). For the month, the index decreased
 0.2 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 1.1 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index decreased 0.1 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 May 2013 is scheduled to be released on
 Tuesday, June 18, 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, April 2013
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Mar.
2013
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Apr.
2012
Mar.
2013
Apr.
2013
Apr.
2012-
Apr.
2013
Mar.
2013-
Apr.
2013
Jan.
2013-
Feb.
2013
Feb.
2013-
Mar.
2013
Mar.
2013-
Apr.
2013

All items

100.000 230.085 232.773 232.531 1.1 -0.1 0.7 -0.2 -0.4

Food

14.173 233.234 236.332 236.841 1.5 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2

Food at home

8.513 231.711 233.777 234.082 1.0 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.220 268.014 269.504 271.388 1.3 0.7 -0.2 0.2 0.6

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.937 230.967 233.294 234.320 1.5 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.4

Dairy and related products(1)

0.887 216.918 218.123 218.141 0.6 0.0 -0.4 -0.6 0.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.281 281.648 291.284 287.545 2.1 -1.3 1.4 -0.4 -1.4

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.933 169.191 168.736 168.812 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.3

Other food at home

2.254 204.864 205.264 206.177 0.6 0.4 -0.6 0.2 0.4

Food away from home(1)

5.660 236.695 241.409 242.236 2.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

Energy

10.081 255.736 249.565 244.757 -4.3 -1.9 5.4 -2.6 -4.3

Energy commodities

6.346 339.793 324.016 312.270 -8.1 -3.6 8.6 -4.1 -7.9

Fuel oil(1)

0.232 390.483 385.552 368.552 -5.6 -4.4 3.1 -2.1 -4.4

Motor fuel

6.013 336.673 320.739 309.048 -8.2 -3.6 9.0 -4.2 -8.1

Gasoline (all types)

5.819 335.742 319.523 307.814 -8.3 -3.7 9.1 -4.4 -8.1

Energy services(2)

3.735 185.834 188.856 190.669 2.6 1.0 0.5 -0.2 1.4

Electricity(2)

2.840 192.472 193.856 194.553 1.1 0.4 0.3 -0.6 0.5

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.895 163.692 171.248 176.159 7.6 2.9 1.2 1.0 4.4

All items less food and energy

75.746 229.303 233.052 233.236 1.7 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.482 148.070 147.717 147.992 -0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Apparel

3.588 128.485 128.279 128.861 0.3 0.5 -0.1 -1.0 -0.3

New vehicles

3.163 144.522 145.989 146.188 1.2 0.1 -0.3 0.1 0.3

Used cars and trucks

1.863 151.087 148.753 150.160 -0.6 0.9 0.8 1.2 0.6

Medical care commodities

1.704 333.060 335.198 335.293 0.7 0.0 -0.4 0.1 0.1

Alcoholic beverages

0.946 230.092 234.015 234.282 1.8 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.2

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.795 847.032 863.888 869.057 2.6 0.6 -0.2 -0.2 0.6

Services less energy services

56.263 278.431 284.834 284.954 2.3 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1

Shelter

31.494 256.031 261.330 261.655 2.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

6.498 258.922 265.821 265.984 2.7 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2

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

23.831 263.765 268.802 269.216 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Medical care services

5.454 437.151 452.596 452.083 3.4 -0.1 0.3 0.3 -0.1

Physicians' services(2)

1.606 344.151 352.575 353.529 2.7 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.4

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.572 251.819 264.586 262.595 4.3 -0.8 0.8 0.4 -0.7

Transportation services

5.808 272.146 278.874 279.065 2.5 0.1 0.1 0.2 -0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.140 256.544 260.156 260.341 1.5 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.466 397.507 415.381 414.955 4.4 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0

Airline fare

0.785 312.845 315.303 318.815 1.9 1.1 -0.3 0.6 -0.7

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

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







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

All items

100.000 1.1 -0.1 0.7 -0.2 -0.4

Food

14.173 1.5 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2

Food at home

8.513 1.0 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.220 1.3 0.7 -0.2 0.2 0.6

Cereals and cereal products

0.463 -0.5 0.5 0.7 -0.5 0.3

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.052 1.9 2.1 -0.8 -0.8 2.7

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.284 -0.6 0.6 1.2 -0.8 0.6

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.128 -1.3 -0.4 0.3 -0.3 -0.4

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  0.5 0.5 -0.5 0.9 0.5

Bakery products

0.757 2.4 0.8 -0.7 0.7 0.9

Bread(2)

0.223 2.8 1.1 -0.4 0.0 1.0

White bread(1)(3)

  3.4 0.8 -0.3 1.1 0.8

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  2.6 1.0 0.5 -1.3 1.0

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

0.113 3.6 0.5 -1.2 1.0 1.3

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.183 0.5 -0.2 -1.1 1.2 -0.4

Cookies(1)(3)

  2.1 0.4 -1.2 2.5 0.0

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  -0.8 -0.8 -0.3 0.3 -0.8

Other bakery products

0.238 2.9 1.5 -0.3 0.8 1.7

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

  8.3 0.4 0.6 1.2 0.4

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  -0.1 2.1 -1.3 1.5 1.9

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

  1.5 1.1 0.4 -0.7 1.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.937 1.5 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.4

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.827 1.4 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.3

Meats

1.181 0.3 -0.3 0.9 -0.3 -0.1

Beef and veal(1)

0.558 1.8 -0.5 0.4 0.1 -0.5

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.219 2.7 -0.3 0.4 0.3 -0.3

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.083 3.3 -1.7 0.5 1.6 -1.7

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.204 -0.2 -0.7 0.1 -0.7 -0.7

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.052 4.1 0.7 1.0 -0.6 0.7

Pork

0.363 -1.6 -0.6 0.9 -0.2 0.2

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.140 1.4 -0.1 -0.3 2.1 -0.3

Bacon and related products(3)

  3.0 -0.9 -0.4 3.8 -0.6

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  0.2 0.7 0.9 1.0 0.1

Ham

0.079 -2.2 -3.6 1.4 1.1 -1.6

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  -2.4 -3.9 1.3 1.1 -1.7

Pork chops

0.060 -2.2 -1.2 2.1 -1.5 -0.7

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.084 -5.3 1.6 1.3 -2.3 0.7

Other meats

0.260 -0.2 0.4 1.8 -1.1 0.5

Frankfurters(3)

  0.0 -1.7 4.2 -0.9 -0.5

Lunchmeats(1)(2)(3)

  0.0 -0.2 0.7 -0.4 -0.2

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

  -3.4 3.5 2.7 -0.8 3.5

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

  -13.0 4.2 1.9 -1.1 4.2

Poultry

0.347 4.2 0.7 -0.4 0.3 0.0

Chicken(2)

0.270 4.4 1.0 -0.9 0.5 0.2

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  4.0 1.7 -1.8 2.2 1.7

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  4.8 0.6 -0.7 -0.1 0.6

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.077 3.4 -0.5 2.4 -0.5 -0.5

Fish and seafood(1)

0.300 2.3 3.0 -0.7 1.0 2.0

Fresh fish and seafood(1)(2)

0.156 3.0 2.6 -0.8 1.7 2.6

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.144 1.5 3.4 -1.1 0.8 2.0

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  2.2 2.9 -0.1 -2.3 2.9

Frozen fish and seafood(1)(3)

  0.1 4.7 -4.2 1.1 4.7

Eggs

0.109 3.1 1.0 3.2 0.1 1.7

Dairy and related products(1)

0.887 0.6 0.0 -0.4 -0.6 0.0

Milk(1)(2)

0.291 1.8 -0.4 -0.6 -0.4 -0.4

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

  2.4 0.0 -0.2 -1.2 0.0

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

  1.5 -0.5 -0.8 0.0 -0.5

Cheese and related products(1)

0.282 0.4 -0.2 0.2 -0.6 -0.3

Ice cream and related products

0.134 -0.6 0.3 0.1 -0.6 -0.2

Other dairy and related products(2)

0.180 -0.2 0.9 -1.2 -0.7 1.6

Fruits and vegetables

1.281 2.1 -1.3 1.4 -0.4 -1.4

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.982 2.9 -1.6 1.8 -0.4 -1.9

Fresh fruits

0.504 1.4 -0.5 1.8 -0.3 -1.5

Apples

0.092 10.3 -1.1 -0.6 0.9 -1.3

Bananas

0.080 -2.4 -2.1 -1.8 1.0 -1.9

Citrus fruits(2)

0.104 1.3 2.0 -0.5 1.8 0.1

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  2.7 0.3 -0.3 1.2 -1.5

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.228 -0.5 -0.9 6.5 -1.8 -2.3

Fresh vegetables

0.478 4.6 -2.7 1.8 -0.4 -2.3

Potatoes

0.074 -8.6 1.2 -0.3 -2.9 1.8

Lettuce

0.072 14.8 -10.0 8.5 -2.4 -7.6

Tomatoes(1)

0.082 6.7 -3.4 -4.7 2.6 -3.4

Other fresh vegetables

0.251 6.1 -1.6 0.8 2.0 -0.8

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.299 -0.5 -0.3 0.2 -0.3 0.0

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.150 -0.8 -0.6 -0.3 -0.4 0.0

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  2.6 -0.9 0.2 0.5 -0.6

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  -3.2 -0.4 -0.5 -0.9 0.1

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.094 0.0 0.0 0.3 -0.1 0.5

Frozen vegetables(3)

  -0.2 0.2 0.8 -0.5 0.7

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.056 -0.7 0.0 0.2 -0.7 0.2

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

  -3.9 -2.1 -1.5 0.2 -2.1

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.933 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.3

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.702 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.6

Carbonated drinks

0.287 1.1 0.4 -0.7 0.6 1.0

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.013 -1.7 0.4 -1.1 -0.1 0.4

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.401 0.8 0.2 -0.4 -0.1 0.2

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.232 -3.5 -0.7 0.0 -0.7 -0.8

Coffee

0.139 -6.3 -1.6 0.1 -1.4 -2.1

Roasted coffee(3)

  -6.8 -1.8 0.2 -1.4 -2.3

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

  -5.4 -3.3 0.2 -1.2 -3.3

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.093 0.9 0.5 -0.6 0.0 1.1

Other food at home

2.254 0.6 0.4 -0.6 0.2 0.4

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.299 -1.8 -0.1 -1.3 0.1 -0.1

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 -4.0 0.1 -1.2 -0.8 0.7

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.180 -2.0 -0.6 -1.6 0.7 -0.6

Other sweets(2)

0.063 1.2 1.2 0.2 -0.7 1.3

Fats and oils

0.257 -0.8 -0.1 -1.1 -0.3 0.5

Butter and margarine(2)

0.075 1.8 -0.5 0.7 0.7 0.3

Butter(3)

  3.2 -0.1 1.5 0.2 1.4

Margarine(3)

  -0.7 -1.4 1.1 0.8 -0.1

Salad dressing(1)(2)

0.064 -2.6 -0.6 -1.0 -1.0 -0.6

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.119 -1.3 0.5 -2.7 -0.6 1.1

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  -3.8 0.1 -2.4 -2.3 0.1

Other foods

1.698 1.3 0.6 -0.4 0.3 0.5

Soups

0.098 2.3 3.0 -0.1 0.4 2.6

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.295 -1.4 -0.1 -0.8 0.7 -0.1

Snacks(1)

0.330 3.7 -0.2 1.6 1.0 -0.2

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.283 0.4 1.1 -0.8 -0.4 2.1

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

  -2.4 0.2 -1.1 -0.7 0.4

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

  0.6 0.8 -0.2 2.3 0.8

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  0.7 1.1 -0.9 0.0 1.1

Other condiments(1)(3)

  3.4 1.8 -0.1 -1.0 1.8

Baby food(1)(2)

0.072 2.3 0.0 -0.3 0.7 0.0

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.620 1.5 0.9 -0.6 0.3 0.9

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  5.3 0.3 1.1 0.6 0.3

Food away from home(1)

5.660 2.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.688 2.5 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.4

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.268 2.0 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.261 3.5 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

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

  3.7 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1

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

0.082 3.0 -0.1 0.4 0.3 -0.1

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.360 2.4 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.4

Energy

10.081 -4.3 -1.9 5.4 -2.6 -4.3

Energy commodities

6.346 -8.1 -3.6 8.6 -4.1 -7.9

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.334 -6.2 -3.3 2.4 -1.3 -3.3

Fuel oil(1)

0.232 -5.6 -4.4 3.1 -2.1 -4.4

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

0.101 -7.4 -0.6 0.8 0.5 1.5

Motor fuel

6.013 -8.2 -3.6 9.0 -4.2 -8.1

Gasoline (all types)

5.819 -8.3 -3.7 9.1 -4.4 -8.1

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -8.7 -3.8 9.3 -4.4 -8.4

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -7.6 -3.5 9.1 -4.3 -7.8

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -6.8 -3.3 8.3 -4.1 -7.5

Other motor fuels(2)

0.193 -4.7 -3.1 3.7 -4.0 -6.3

Energy services(8)

3.735 2.6 1.0 0.5 -0.2 1.4

Electricity(8)

2.840 1.1 0.4 0.3 -0.6 0.5

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.895 7.6 2.9 1.2 1.0 4.4

All items less food and energy

75.746 1.7 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.482 -0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.264 -1.1 0.0 0.2 -0.3 0.0

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

0.259 -4.6 -0.1 -0.7 -1.0 -0.1

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.037 -4.4 -1.2 -0.7 -0.3 -1.2

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.076 1.7 -0.1 1.4 0.1 -0.1

Other linens(1)(2)

0.146 -7.6 0.1 -1.8 -1.7 0.1

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.704 -0.5 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.0

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.229 -1.6 -0.9 0.3 0.8 -0.9

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

0.338 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.9 0.2

Other furniture(2)

0.130 -0.6 1.2 -1.3 -3.8 1.6

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

           

Appliances(2)

0.282 -1.6 -0.5 -0.9 -0.3 -0.6

Major appliances(2)

0.164 -1.2 -0.5 -0.8 0.3 -1.0

Laundry equipment(3)

  -1.2 -0.4 -1.4 -0.2 -0.5

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.115 -2.0 -0.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.3

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.473 -3.0 -0.4 -0.7 -0.7 -0.6

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.242 -6.0 -0.9 -0.7 -2.3 -0.9

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.102 1.2 -0.6 0.5 0.4 0.1

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.047 -0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.7 0.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.082 -0.5 0.8 -0.2 -1.5 0.4

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.669 0.0 0.6 0.3 -0.6 0.3

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.171 1.4 0.7 0.8 0.0 0.7

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.354 -0.6 0.6 -0.1 -0.7 0.5

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.877 -0.1 -0.2 0.3 0.0 -0.2

Household cleaning products(1)(2)

0.353 -0.6 -0.3 0.4 -0.4 -0.3

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.242 1.7 -0.2 0.2 0.7 -0.2

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.282 -0.8 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.1

Apparel

3.588 0.3 0.5 -0.1 -1.0 -0.3

Men's and boys' apparel

0.860 1.8 2.4 -0.6 -0.7 1.1

Men's apparel

0.683 3.3 3.2 -0.6 -0.8 2.1

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.127 5.5 2.5 3.8 -2.1 1.3

Men's furnishings

0.182 6.3 3.8 0.8 -3.8 3.3

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.209 1.1 3.8 -2.0 1.6 0.7

Men's pants and shorts

0.158 1.3 2.1 -4.4 -0.9 2.8

Boys' apparel

0.177 -3.9 -0.4 -0.7 -0.4 -0.1

Women's and girls' apparel

1.525 -1.4 -0.5 -0.1 -1.5 -1.1

Women's apparel

1.288 -0.3 -0.1 1.3 -0.9 -1.3

Women's outerwear

0.091 4.0 0.5 2.3 -0.2 0.8

Women's dresses

0.176 -2.6 0.4 -1.3 -0.9 0.7

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.617 -0.1 -0.6 3.8 -1.1 -2.3

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

0.388 -0.4 0.2 -0.5 -1.4 0.0

Girls' apparel

0.237 -7.5 -2.5 -6.8 -4.1 -0.4

Footwear

0.691 3.2 0.8 0.4 -0.7 0.0

Men's footwear(1)

0.214 3.3 0.0 1.4 -0.7 0.0

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.151 2.7 0.6 1.2 -1.0 0.5

Women's footwear

0.326 3.4 1.5 -0.6 -0.4 0.5

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.194 -2.2 -0.9 0.5 -2.3 -1.3

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.318 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 0.1 -0.8

Watches(1)(6)

0.091 2.9 -0.6 1.1 0.4 -0.6

Jewelry(6)

0.227 -1.2 -0.1 -0.4 0.1 -0.6

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.520 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.3

New vehicles

3.163 1.2 0.1 -0.3 0.1 0.3

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  1.2 0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.3

New cars(3)

  0.9 0.1 -0.3 0.1 0.2

New trucks(3)(11)

  1.5 0.3 -0.2 0.2 0.5

Used cars and trucks

1.863 -0.6 0.9 0.8 1.2 0.6

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.426 -0.7 -0.5 -0.2 0.2 -0.5

Tires(1)

0.287 -2.2 -0.7 -0.3 0.1 -0.7

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.139 2.3 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1

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

  2.9 -0.2 0.0 0.7 -0.2

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

  0.8 1.4 0.0 -1.0 1.4

Medical care commodities

1.704 0.7 0.0 -0.4 0.1 0.1

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.625 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.0

Prescription drugs

1.319 0.6 -0.1 -0.3 0.3 -0.1

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.307 0.8 0.7 -0.6 0.2 0.7

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.078 1.6 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.2

Recreation commodities(9)

2.243 -1.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 -0.1

Video and audio products(9)

0.384 -8.4 -1.1 -0.6 -1.0 -1.5

Televisions

0.138 -17.4 -2.4 -2.2 -2.1 -3.5

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.025 -6.7 0.8 0.1 1.6 0.8

Audio equipment(1)

0.067 -6.2 -1.2 0.5 -2.9 -1.2

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

0.043 -0.9 0.1 -1.5 0.5 0.1

Pets and pet products(1)

0.685 1.2 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  2.9 0.2 0.5 0.7 0.2

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

  -1.9 0.4 0.2 -0.3 0.4

Sporting goods(1)

0.452 -0.2 0.3 0.1 -0.4 0.3

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.241 3.0 0.9 -0.1 -0.2 0.9

Sports equipment

0.201 -3.9 -0.3 0.0 -1.2 -0.4

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.051 -5.8 -1.6 3.2 2.1 -3.1

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

           

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -7.1 -1.9 3.2 2.1 -4.2

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.228 3.9 0.2 0.0 0.5 0.2

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.127 7.2 0.3 -0.3 0.3 0.3

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.097 -0.2 0.0 0.5 0.9 0.0

Other recreational goods(2)

0.444 -2.8 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.4

Toys(1)

0.325 -4.1 0.3 0.0 -0.4 0.3

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

  -1.0 0.5 -0.6 0.0 1.0

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

0.060 1.8 0.6 -0.1 1.8 0.6

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.039 2.4 0.1 0.0 0.7 0.1

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.576 -2.6 -0.6 -0.1 -0.3 -0.6

Educational books and supplies

0.212 6.9 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.5

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  7.5 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1

Information technology commodities(9)

0.365 -7.4 -1.0 -0.1 -0.8 -1.3

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.238 -8.3 -0.8 -0.5 -0.7 -1.3

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.044 -7.3 -1.4 0.3 -1.4 -1.4

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

0.083 -4.9 -1.0 0.7 -0.8 -1.0

Alcoholic beverages

0.946 1.8 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.569 1.3 -0.1 0.2 0.4 0.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.272 1.4 -0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.072 0.9 -0.6 0.2 1.0 -0.6

Whiskey at home(3)

  1.2 -0.5 0.1 0.1 -0.2

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

  0.3 -0.6 0.7 0.5 -0.6

Wine at home

0.226 1.3 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.5

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.377 2.6 0.4 0.4 -0.1 0.4

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

  2.7 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.5

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

  2.2 -0.1 1.0 -0.4 -0.1

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

  3.2 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.7

Other goods(9)

1.641 0.9 0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.2

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.795 2.6 0.6 -0.2 -0.2 0.6

Cigarettes(1)(2)

0.735 2.6 0.6 -0.3 -0.2 0.6

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.054 2.1 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.3

Personal care products(1)

0.643 -0.7 -0.4 0.1 1.2 -0.4

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

0.335 -1.2 -0.5 0.0 1.2 -0.5

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

0.301 -0.1 -0.3 0.3 1.2 -0.3

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.202 -0.2 0.5 -0.4 -0.3 0.6

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  0.3 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.7

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

  -2.8 0.2 0.2 0.9 0.2

Services less energy services

56.263 2.3 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1

Shelter

31.494 2.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Rent of shelter(13)

31.141 2.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Rent of primary residence(8)

6.498 2.7 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2

Lodging away from home(2)

0.813 1.7 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3

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

0.157 4.2 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.3

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.656 1.1 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.4

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

23.831 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

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

22.424 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.353 2.4 -1.0 1.1 0.0 -1.0

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.201 4.7 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.2

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.911 5.2 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.2

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.290 3.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.3

Household operations(1)(2)

0.724 0.9 -0.4 0.2 0.2 -0.4

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.248 1.3 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.2

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.236 -0.1        

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

0.089 0.0 0.1 -0.2 0.4 0.1

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.078 3.7 -0.3 0.0 0.2 -0.3

Medical care services

5.454 3.4 -0.1 0.3 0.3 -0.1

Professional services

3.001 2.7 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.3

Physicians' services(8)

1.606 2.7 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.4

Dental services(8)

0.771 3.8 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.2

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.247 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.4

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.376 1.5 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.0

Hospital and related services

1.795 4.0 -0.7 0.7 0.4 -0.6

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.572 4.3 -0.8 0.8 0.4 -0.7

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

  4.0 -0.8 1.0 0.3 -0.9

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

  4.5 -0.7 0.7 0.4 -0.5

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

0.138 3.1 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0

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

0.085 1.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.658 5.3 -0.2 0.8 0.2 -0.2

Transportation services

5.808 2.5 0.1 0.1 0.2 -0.2

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.370 -4.1 -0.5 0.6 -1.0 -0.8

Car and truck rental(2)

0.070 1.4 -1.0 -0.7 -1.0 -1.5

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.140 1.5 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.057 2.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.456 1.6 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.591 1.3 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.466 4.4 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.559 1.5 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0

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

0.322 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Parking and other fees(1)(2)

0.215 3.0 -0.1 0.3 0.4 -0.1

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

  3.7 -0.1 0.2 0.5 -0.1

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

  1.4 0.0 0.2 -0.2 0.0

Public transportation

1.203 2.6 0.7 -0.4 1.1 -0.4

Airline fare

0.785 1.9 1.1 -0.3 0.6 -0.7

Other intercity transportation

0.148 1.1 -0.2 -1.1 1.1 -1.0

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

           

Intercity train fare(3)(4)

  7.4 -0.9 -5.0 9.6 -2.8

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  -1.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.3 0.1

Intracity transportation(1)

0.268 5.5 0.1 0.1 2.8 0.1

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

  5.8 0.1 0.1 3.2 0.1

Recreation services(9)

3.714 2.0 0.0 0.3 -0.1 -0.1

Video and audio services(9)

1.520 2.6 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.0

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.411 3.0 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.0

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

0.108 -3.4 -1.1 1.5 -0.3 -1.1

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

  -5.4 -0.7 1.8 -0.6 -0.7

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

  -3.1 -0.9 0.7 -0.3 -0.9

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.409 2.5 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.3

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  2.7 1.0 -0.1 0.2 1.0

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  2.6 0.5 -0.1 0.1 0.3

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.057 0.8 0.6 -0.3 0.0 0.6

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  0.1 0.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.1

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  0.9 0.3 0.3 -0.1 0.3

Other recreation services(2)

1.727 1.4 -0.3 0.3 -0.6 -0.3

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

0.564 1.2 0.2 1.1 -0.8 0.2

Admissions(1)

0.629 1.3 -0.7 -0.6 -0.2 -0.7

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

  1.2 -0.8 -0.6 -0.3 -0.8

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

  2.1 -0.5 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.231 2.3 -0.2 0.7 -0.9 -0.2

Education and communication services(9)

6.157 1.9 -0.3 0.4 0.3 -0.1

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.039 3.9 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3

College tuition and fees

1.715 4.6 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.384 3.5 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.777 2.7 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.059 3.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.156 6.3 0.1 4.5 0.2 0.1

Postage(1)

0.145 6.4 0.0 4.9 0.1 0.0

Delivery services(1)(2)

0.011 4.6 1.5 -0.3 0.7 1.5

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.366 -0.6 -0.6 0.0 -0.1 -0.6

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.420 -2.3 -1.0 -0.3 -0.1 -1.0

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.947 1.9 -0.1 0.4 0.0 -0.1

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

0.582 0.6 -0.3 1.3 1.3 -0.3

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.710 2.6 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.3

Personal care services(1)

0.628 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

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

0.628 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Miscellaneous personal services

1.082 2.9 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.1

Legal services(6)

0.297 2.8 0.0 1.2 0.2 0.0

Funeral expenses(6)

0.159 2.4 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.239 2.3 0.1 -0.3 0.1 0.1

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

0.030 3.5 -0.4 0.2 1.1 -0.4

Financial services(1)(6)

0.215 4.2 1.4 1.7 0.2 1.4

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

  3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

  2.5 1.8 1.2 0.2 1.8

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

All items less food

85.827 229.621 232.243 231.880 1.0 -0.2 0.8 -0.2 -0.5

All items less shelter

68.506 222.552 224.241 223.774 0.5 -0.2 0.9 -0.3 -0.6

All items less food and shelter

54.332 219.503 220.846 220.141 0.3 -0.3 1.1 -0.5 -0.8

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.251 214.770 217.621 217.723 1.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0

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

42.389 218.575 221.761 221.777 1.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 -0.1

All items less medical care

92.842 221.159 223.465 223.229 0.9 -0.1 0.7 -0.2 -0.4

All items less energy

89.919 229.252 232.889 233.123 1.7 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Commodities

40.002 190.089 189.286 188.513 -0.8 -0.4 1.3 -0.7 -1.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.620 148.483 148.337 148.494 0.0 0.1 -0.1 -0.3 0.0

Commodities less food

25.829 168.899 166.605 165.355 -2.1 -0.8 2.0 -1.1 -1.9

Commodities less food and beverages

24.883 166.479 164.031 162.746 -2.2 -0.8 2.1 -1.1 -2.0

Services

59.998 269.901 275.994 276.268 2.4 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.1

Services less rent of shelter(1)

28.857 294.527 301.825 301.999 2.5 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1

Services less medical care services

54.544 257.121 262.602 262.919 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Durables

8.694 113.306 112.269 112.460 -0.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0

Nondurables

31.308 228.190 227.540 226.246 -0.9 -0.6 1.6 -1.0 -1.4

Nondurables less food

17.135 221.619 218.116 215.460 -2.8 -1.2 2.9 -1.6 -2.9

Nondurables less food and beverages

16.189 220.859 216.959 214.148 -3.0 -1.3 3.1 -1.8 -3.1

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.601 283.379 277.105 272.136 -4.0 -1.8 4.0 -1.9 -4.0

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.547 277.443 272.032 267.516 -3.6 -1.7 3.7 -1.7 -3.7

Housing

40.753 221.682 225.643 225.986 1.9 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Education and communication(2)

6.733 133.284 135.625 135.230 1.5 -0.3 0.3 0.2 -0.2

Education(2)

3.251 213.130 221.861 221.882 4.1 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3

Communication(2)

3.482 83.515 83.235 82.759 -0.9 -0.6 0.4 0.1 -0.6

Information and information processing(2)

3.327 79.995 79.498 79.019 -1.2 -0.6 0.2 0.1 -0.6

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

0.960 8.865 8.679 8.630 -2.7 -0.6 0.8 0.5 -0.7

Recreation(2)

5.957 114.656 115.386 115.359 0.6 0.0 0.3 -0.1 -0.1

Video and audio(2)

1.904 99.893 100.251 100.054 0.2 -0.2 0.2 0.1 -0.3

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.093 162.159 164.305 164.911 1.7 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3

Photography(2)

0.110 79.769 78.216 77.880 -2.4 -0.4 1.3 1.0 -1.1

Food and beverages

15.119 233.116 236.267 236.761 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Domestically produced farm food

7.200 238.478 241.166 241.277 1.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0

Other services

11.581 320.824 327.576 327.216 2.0 -0.1 0.4 0.1 -0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.897 123.018 122.104 122.544 -0.4 0.4 -0.2 -1.1 -0.4

Fuels and utilities

5.270 216.006 220.251 221.382 2.5 0.5 0.6 -0.1 0.9

Household energy

4.068 186.517 188.810 189.969 1.9 0.6 0.6 -0.3 1.0

Medical care

7.158 412.480 424.154 423.815 2.7 -0.1 0.2 0.3 0.0

Transportation

17.340 223.083 221.080 218.592 -2.0 -1.1 3.0 -1.3 -2.7

Private transportation

16.137 218.563 216.167 213.438 -2.3 -1.3 3.3 -1.5 -2.9

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.534 100.977 100.809 101.162 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.3

Utilities and public transportation

9.916 206.050 209.720 210.427 2.1 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.4

Household furnishings and operations

3.989 126.114 125.330 125.198 -0.7 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.1

Other goods and services

3.351 393.320 399.265 400.239 1.8 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Personal care

2.556 211.865 214.754 215.041 1.5 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.0

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

U.S. city average

M

1.1 0.2 -0.1 1.5 1.1 0.3

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

1.1 -0.1 -0.1 1.5 0.6 0.0

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.3 0.0 -0.1 1.7 0.6 0.1

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

M

0.3 -0.2 0.0 0.6 0.4 -0.2

Midwest urban

M

1.2 0.1 -0.1 1.4 1.3 0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.3 0.1 -0.1 1.4 1.3 0.2

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

M

1.0 0.3 -0.1 1.3 1.4 0.4

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.0 -0.2 -0.3 1.8 1.1 0.1

South urban

M

0.9 0.1 -0.2 1.5 1.2 0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.0 0.2 -0.1 1.4 1.2 0.3

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

M

0.9 0.1 -0.2 1.6 1.2 0.4

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

0.4 0.0 -0.4 1.1 1.0 0.4

West urban

M

1.3 0.4 0.0 1.5 1.2 0.4

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.5 0.3 -0.1 1.7 1.2 0.4

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

M

0.8 0.5 0.2 1.0 1.2 0.4

Size classes

A(4)

M

1.3 0.2 -0.1 1.6 1.1 0.2

B/C(3)

M

0.8 0.2 -0.1 1.3 1.1 0.3

D

M

0.8 0.1 -0.3 1.5 1.0 0.4

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

0.9 -0.1 0.0 0.9 1.0 -0.1

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

0.9 -0.3 -0.4 1.3 0.8 0.1

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

M

1.4 -0.1 -0.2 1.9 0.7 0.1

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

1.1 0.1        

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

1.3 0.0        

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

0.7 0.9        

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

0.9 -0.2        

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

2

1.1 0.1        

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

2.4 0.8        

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

1.2 0.4        

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, April 2013
[Percent changes]
Month Year Unadjusted 1-month percent change Unadjusted 12-month percent change
C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U

December 2000

    2.6 3.4

December 2001

    1.3 1.6

December 2002

    2.0 2.4

December 2003

    1.7 1.9

December 2004

    3.2 3.3

December 2005

    2.9 3.4

December 2006

    2.3 2.5

December 2007

    3.7 4.1

December 2008

    0.2 0.1

December 2009

    2.5 2.7

December 2010

    1.3 1.5

January 2011

0.5 0.5 1.4 1.6

February 2011

0.5 0.5 1.9 2.1

March 2011

1.0 1.0 2.5 2.7

April 2011

0.7 0.6 3.1 3.2

May 2011

0.4 0.5 3.4 3.6

June 2011

-0.1 -0.1 3.4 3.6

July 2011

0.1 0.1 3.5 3.6

August 2011

0.3 0.3 3.7 3.8

September 2011

0.2 0.2 3.8 3.9

October 2011

-0.2 -0.2 3.5 3.5

November 2011

-0.1 -0.1 3.4 3.4

December 2011

-0.3 -0.2 2.9 3.0

January 2012

0.4 0.4 2.8 2.9

February 2012

0.4 0.4 2.7 2.9

March 2012

0.6 0.8 2.4 2.7

April 2012

0.3 0.3 1.9 2.3

May 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.5 1.7

June 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.5 1.7

July 2012

-0.2 -0.2 1.3 1.4

August 2012

0.4 0.6 1.4 1.7

September 2012

0.4 0.4 1.6 2.0

October 2012

0.0 0.0 1.8 2.2

November 2012

-0.4 -0.5 1.5 1.8

December 2012

-0.2 -0.3 1.6 1.7

January 2013

0.3 0.3 1.5 1.6

February 2013

0.7 0.8 1.8 2.0

March 2013

0.2 0.3 1.4 1.5

April 2013

-0.1 -0.1 1.1 1.1

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, April 2013, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Mar.
2013
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Mar. 2013-
Apr. 2013
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Mar. 2013-
Apr. 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 -0.4   0.04 S-Dec. 2008 -0.8

Food

14.173 0.2 0.028 0.08 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

Food at home

8.513 0.1 0.009 0.12 L-Feb. 2013 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.220 0.6 0.008 0.30 L-Sep. 2011 0.8

Cereals and cereal products

0.463 0.3 0.002 0.45 L-Feb. 2013 0.7

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.052 2.7 0.001 0.73 L-May 2011 2.9

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.284 0.6 0.002 0.65 L-Feb. 2013 1.2

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.128 -0.4 -0.001 0.60 S-Oct. 2012 -1.5

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  0.5   0.65 S-Feb. 2013 -0.5

Bakery products

0.757 0.9 0.006 0.40 L-Aug. 2011 0.9

Bread(5)

0.223 1.0 0.002 0.78 L-Jan. 2013 1.0

White bread(4)(6)

  0.8   1.36 S-Feb. 2013 -0.3

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  1.0   1.25 L-Jan. 2013 2.2

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

0.113 1.3 0.001 0.76 L-Jan. 2011 1.4

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.183 -0.4 -0.001 0.76 S-Feb. 2013 -1.1

Cookies(4)(6)

  0.0   1.09 S-Feb. 2013 -1.2

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  -0.8   0.99 S-May 2012 -2.2

Other bakery products

0.238 1.7 0.004 0.76 L-May 2011 1.7

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

  0.4   1.27 S-Nov. 2012 0.2

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  1.9   1.47 L-Apr. 2012 2.3

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

  1.3   0.98 L-Nov. 2012 2.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.937 0.4 0.007 0.23 L-Feb. 2013 0.5

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.827 0.3 0.005 0.24 L-Feb. 2013 0.4

Meats

1.181 -0.1 -0.001 0.29 L-Feb. 2013 0.9

Beef and veal(4)

0.558 -0.5 -0.003 0.39 S-Jun. 2011 -0.7

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.219 -0.3 -0.001 0.54 S-Sep. 2012 -0.3

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.083 -1.7 -0.001 0.96 S-Dec. 2009 -2.6

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.204 -0.7 -0.001 0.66 - -

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.052 0.7 0.000 1.06 L-Feb. 2013 1.0

Pork

0.363 0.2 0.001 0.50 L-Feb. 2013 0.9

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.140 -0.3 0.000 0.70 S-Feb. 2013 -0.3

Bacon and related products(6)

  -0.6   1.16 S-Sep. 2012 -1.1

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  0.1   1.15 S-Jan. 2013 0.1

Ham

0.079 -1.6 -0.001 1.02 S-Jan. 2012 -1.6

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  -1.7   1.19 S-Sep. 2009 -3.1

Pork chops

0.060 -0.7 0.000 0.98 L-Feb. 2013 2.1

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.084 0.7 0.001 1.11 L-Feb. 2013 1.3

Other meats

0.260 0.5 0.001 0.62 L-Feb. 2013 1.8

Frankfurters(6)

  -0.5   1.74 L-Feb. 2013 4.2

Lunchmeats(4)(5)(6)

  -0.2   0.57 L-Feb. 2013 0.7

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  3.5   0.95 L-Oct. 2012 5.0

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

  4.2   1.30 L-Oct. 2012 4.3

Poultry

0.347 0.0 0.000 0.67 S-Feb. 2013 -0.4

Chicken(5)

0.270 0.2 0.000 0.81 S-Feb. 2013 -0.9

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  1.7   1.36 S-Feb. 2013 -1.8

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  0.6   0.90 L-Dec. 2012 1.6

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.077 -0.5 0.000 0.86 - -

Fish and seafood(4)

0.300 2.0 0.006 0.53 L-Feb. 2000 2.2

Fresh fish and seafood(4)(5)

0.156 2.6 0.004 0.82 L-Jan. 2010 3.0

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.144 2.0 0.003 0.64 L-May 2011 2.1

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  2.9   1.02 L-Apr. 2012 3.4

Frozen fish and seafood(4)(6)

  4.7   0.92 L-Apr. 2005 5.2

Eggs

0.109 1.7 0.002 0.81 L-Feb. 2013 3.2

Dairy and related products(4)

0.887 0.0 0.000 0.29 L-Jan. 2013 0.4

Milk(4)(5)

0.291 -0.4 -0.001 0.36 - -

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

  0.0   0.59 L-Dec. 2012 0.6

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

  -0.5   0.45 S-Feb. 2013 -0.8

Cheese and related products(4)

0.282 -0.3 -0.001 0.59 L-Feb. 2013 0.2

Ice cream and related products

0.134 -0.2 0.000 0.89 L-Feb. 2013 0.1

Other dairy and related products(5)

0.180 1.6 0.003 0.62 L-Apr. 2008 2.2

Fruits and vegetables

1.281 -1.4 -0.018 0.33 S-Dec. 2008 -1.8

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.982 -1.9 -0.018 0.40 S-Oct. 2011 -1.9

Fresh fruits

0.504 -1.5 -0.008 0.63 S-Jan. 2013 -1.7

Apples

0.092 -1.3 -0.001 1.15 S-May 2011 -1.3

Bananas

0.080 -1.9 -0.001 0.71 S-Nov. 2009 -6.3

Citrus fruits(5)

0.104 0.1 0.000 1.30 S-Feb. 2013 -0.5

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  -1.5   1.92 S-Sep. 2012 -1.8

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.228 -2.3 -0.005 1.12 S-Jan. 2013 -3.5

Fresh vegetables

0.478 -2.3 -0.011 0.60 S-Apr. 2011 -3.0

Potatoes

0.074 1.8 0.001 1.25 L-Aug. 2011 2.4

Lettuce

0.072 -7.6 -0.005 1.57 S-Apr. 2011 -12.3

Tomatoes(4)

0.082 -3.4 -0.003 1.57 S-Feb. 2013 -4.7

Other fresh vegetables

0.251 -0.8 -0.002 0.88 S-Feb. 2012 -3.5

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.299 0.0 0.000 0.47 L-Feb. 2013 0.2

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.150 0.0 0.000 0.67 L-Jan. 2013 1.3

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  -0.6   0.99 S-Dec. 2012 -2.8

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  0.1   0.97 L-Jan. 2013 1.6

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.094 0.5 0.000 0.92 L-Aug. 2012 0.5

Frozen vegetables(6)

  0.7   0.90 L-Feb. 2013 0.8

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.056 0.2 0.000 0.60 L-Feb. 2013 0.2

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

  -2.1   0.70 S-Nov. 2012 -2.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.933 0.3 0.003 0.37 L-Nov. 2012 0.3

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.702 0.6 0.004 0.45 L-Sep. 2012 0.9

Carbonated drinks

0.287 1.0 0.003 0.70 L-Sep. 2012 1.3

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.013 0.4 0.000 0.54 L-Jan. 2013 1.0

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.401 0.2 0.001 0.65 L-Nov. 2012 1.1

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.232 -0.8 -0.002 0.46 S-Dec. 2010 -1.1

Coffee

0.139 -2.1 -0.003 0.64 S-EVER -

Roasted coffee(6)

  -2.3   0.79 S-Jun. 2002 -2.6

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  -3.3   0.68 S-Sep. 2007 -3.5

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.093 1.1 0.001 0.59 L-Jun. 2012 1.8

Other food at home

2.254 0.4 0.010 0.24 L-Jan. 2012 0.5

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.299 -0.1 0.000 0.55 S-Feb. 2013 -1.3

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 0.7 0.000 0.51 L-Dec. 2012 0.8

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.180 -0.6 -0.001 0.83 S-Feb. 2013 -1.6

Other sweets(5)

0.063 1.3 0.001 0.61 L-Jan. 2011 1.3

Fats and oils

0.257 0.5 0.001 0.46 L-Nov. 2012 0.6

Butter and margarine(5)

0.075 0.3 0.000 0.77 S-Jan. 2013 -1.1

Butter(6)

  1.4   1.32 L-Feb. 2013 1.5

Margarine(6)

  -0.1   1.11 S-Jan. 2013 -2.8

Salad dressing(4)(5)

0.064 -0.6 0.000 0.78 L-Jan. 2013 -0.5

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.119 1.1 0.001 0.78 L-Jan. 2012 2.5

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  0.1   0.85 L-Jan. 2013 0.3

Other foods

1.698 0.5 0.009 0.30 L-Nov. 2012 0.5

Soups

0.098 2.6 0.003 1.13 L-Nov. 2008 3.1

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.295 -0.1 0.000 0.67 S-Feb. 2013 -0.8

Snacks(4)

0.330 -0.2 -0.001 0.71 S-Jan. 2013 -0.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.283 2.1 0.006 0.71 L-Oct. 2011 2.2

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

  0.4   0.92 L-Aug. 2012 0.7

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

  0.8   0.57 S-Feb. 2013 -0.2

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  1.1   1.21 L-Dec. 2012 2.3

Other condiments(4)(6)

  1.8   0.62 L-Jan. 2013 4.1

Baby food(4)(5)

0.072 0.0 0.000 0.47 S-Feb. 2013 -0.3

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.620 0.9 0.006 0.48 L-May 2012 0.9

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  0.3   0.73 S-Jan. 2013 0.3

Food away from home(4)

5.660 0.3 0.019 0.05 L-Aug. 2012 0.3

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.688 0.4 0.010 0.07 L-Jan. 2012 0.4

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.268 0.3 0.008 0.07 L-Jul. 2012 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.261 0.3 0.001 0.14 - -

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

  0.1   0.07 L-Feb. 2013 0.1

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

0.082 -0.1 0.000 0.26 S-Sep. 2012 -0.1

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.360 0.4 0.001 0.12 - -

Energy

10.081 -4.3 -0.435 0.12 S-Dec. 2008 -9.5

Energy commodities

6.346 -7.9 -0.489 0.14 S-Dec. 2008 -18.5

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.334 -3.3 -0.011 0.34 S-Jun. 2012 -7.0

Fuel oil(4)

0.232 -4.4 -0.010 0.44 S-Jun. 2012 -7.9

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

0.101 1.5 0.001 0.46 L-May 2011 1.8

Motor fuel

6.013 -8.1 -0.478 0.14 S-Dec. 2008 -19.2

Gasoline (all types)

5.819 -8.1 -0.462 0.15 S-Dec. 2008 -19.5

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  -8.4   0.53 S-Dec. 2008 -19.9

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  -7.8   0.51 S-Dec. 2008 -18.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  -7.5   0.55 S-Dec. 2008 -18.3

Other motor fuels(5)

0.193 -6.3 -0.012 0.16 S-Mar. 2009 -10.8

Energy services(11)

3.735 1.4 0.054 0.18 L-Jul. 2008 3.2

Electricity(11)

2.840 0.5 0.014 0.21 L-Jan. 2013 1.1

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.895 4.4 0.040 0.26 L-Jul. 2008 5.8

All items less food and energy

75.746 0.1 0.039 0.04 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.482 0.0 0.006 0.10 L-Feb. 2013 0.0

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.264 0.0 -0.002 0.14 L-Feb. 2013 0.2

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

0.259 -0.1 0.000 0.42 L-Jan. 2013 0.6

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.037 -1.2 0.000 0.41 S-Dec. 2011 -1.2

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.076 -0.1 0.000 0.64 S-Jan. 2013 -0.4

Other linens(4)(5)

0.146 0.1 0.000 0.70 L-Jan. 2013 1.0

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.704 0.0 0.000 0.34 S-Jan. 2013 -0.6

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.229 -0.9 -0.002 0.43 S-Jan. 2013 -1.0

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

0.338 0.2 0.001 0.48 S-Jan. 2013 -0.2

Other furniture(5)

0.130 1.6 0.002 0.82 L-Jul. 2012 4.6

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

           

Appliances(5)

0.282 -0.6 -0.002 0.36 S-Feb. 2013 -0.9

Major appliances(5)

0.164 -1.0 -0.002 0.49 S-Aug. 2012 -1.1

Laundry equipment(6)

  -0.5   0.68 S-Feb. 2013 -1.4

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.115 -0.3 0.000 0.47 L-Feb. 2013 -0.1

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.473 -0.6 -0.003 0.53 L-Jan. 2013 0.0

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.242 -0.9 -0.002 0.84 L-Feb. 2013 -0.7

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.102 0.1 0.000 0.69 S-Jan. 2013 -0.5

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.047 0.0 0.000 1.15 L-Feb. 2013 0.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.082 0.4 0.000 0.64 L-Jan. 2013 0.8

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.669 0.3 0.002 0.26 L-Feb. 2013 0.3

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.171 0.7 0.001 0.45 L-Feb. 2013 0.8

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.354 0.5 0.002 0.33 L-Nov. 2012 0.7

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.877 -0.2 -0.002 0.22 S-Jan. 2013 -0.3

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.353 -0.3 -0.001 0.38 L-Feb. 2013 0.4

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.242 -0.2 -0.001 0.41 S-Dec. 2012 -0.3

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.282 -0.1 0.000 0.41 L-Feb. 2013 0.2

Apparel

3.588 -0.3 -0.012 0.50 L-Feb. 2013 -0.1

Men's and boys' apparel

0.860 1.1 0.010 0.75 L-Mar. 2012 1.1

Men's apparel

0.683 2.1 0.014 0.91 L-Feb. 2009 3.0

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.127 1.3 0.002 1.84 L-Feb. 2013 3.8

Men's furnishings

0.182 3.3 0.006 0.96 L-Sep. 1997 3.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.209 0.7 0.001 1.76 S-Feb. 2013 -2.0

Men's pants and shorts

0.158 2.8 0.004 1.62 L-Jun. 2011 3.4

Boys' apparel

0.177 -0.1 0.000 1.53 L-Dec. 2012 1.4

Women's and girls' apparel

1.525 -1.1 -0.017 0.84 L-Feb. 2013 -0.1

Women's apparel

1.288 -1.3 -0.016 0.93 S-Sep. 2011 -2.1

Women's outerwear

0.091 0.8 0.001 3.65 L-Feb. 2013 2.3

Women's dresses

0.176 0.7 0.001 3.44 L-Jan. 2013 2.5

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.617 -2.3 -0.014 1.04 S-May 2009 -2.3

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

0.388 0.0 0.000 1.07 L-Jan. 2013 1.3

Girls' apparel

0.237 -0.4 -0.001 1.95 L-Jan. 2013 3.7

Footwear

0.691 0.0 0.000 0.76 L-Feb. 2013 0.4

Men's footwear(4)

0.214 0.0 0.000 1.10 L-Feb. 2013 1.4

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.151 0.5 0.001 1.28 L-Feb. 2013 1.2

Women's footwear

0.326 0.5 0.002 1.01 L-Dec. 2012 0.9

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.194 -1.3 -0.002 0.86 L-Feb. 2013 0.5

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.318 -0.8 -0.003 0.94 S-Nov. 2012 -0.8

Watches(4)(9)

0.091 -0.6 -0.001 1.17 S-Nov. 2012 -3.0

Jewelry(9)

0.227 -0.6 -0.001 1.03 S-Nov. 2012 -0.8

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.520 0.3 0.018 0.06 S-Feb. 2013 0.1

New vehicles

3.163 0.3 0.009 0.10 L-Nov. 2012 0.3

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  0.3   0.11 L-Nov. 2012 0.3

New cars(6)

  0.2   0.10 L-Jan. 2013 0.4

New trucks(14)(6)

  0.5   0.13 L-May 2011 0.7

Used cars and trucks

1.863 0.6 0.011 0.01 S-Jan. 2013 0.2

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.426 -0.5 -0.002 0.20 S-Jan. 2013 -0.6

Tires(4)

0.287 -0.7 -0.002 0.23 S-Jan. 2013 -0.8

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.139 0.1 0.000 0.31 S-Feb. 2013 0.1

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

  -0.2   0.31 S-Aug. 2012 -0.2

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

  1.4   0.58 L-Nov. 2012 3.9

Medical care commodities

1.704 0.1 0.001 0.17 - -

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.625 0.0 0.000 0.18 S-Dec. 2012 -0.5

Prescription drugs

1.319 -0.1 -0.001 0.18 S-Feb. 2013 -0.3

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.307 0.7 0.002 0.47 L-Mar. 2012 1.0

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.078 0.2 0.000 0.43 L-Nov. 2012 0.7

Recreation commodities(12)

2.243 -0.1 -0.002 0.17 S-Dec. 2012 -0.6

Video and audio products(12)

0.384 -1.5 -0.006 0.30 S-Apr. 2012 -1.6

Televisions

0.138 -3.5 -0.005 0.61 S-Feb. 2010 -4.3

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.025 0.8 0.000 0.80 S-Feb. 2013 0.1

Audio equipment(4)

0.067 -1.2 -0.001 0.49 L-Feb. 2013 0.5

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

0.043 0.1 0.000 0.41 S-Feb. 2013 -1.5

Pets and pet products(4)

0.685 0.3 0.002 0.39 - -

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.44 S-Jan. 2013 0.0

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

  0.4   0.64 L-Nov. 2012 0.8

Sporting goods(4)

0.452 0.3 0.002 0.30 L-Sep. 2012 0.4

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.241 0.9 0.002 0.30 L-Jun. 2012 0.9

Sports equipment

0.201 -0.4 -0.001 0.46 L-Feb. 2013 0.0

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.051 -3.1 -0.002 0.62 S-EVER -

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

           

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  -4.2   0.80 S-EVER -

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.228 0.2 0.000 0.35 S-Feb. 2013 0.0

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.127 0.3 0.000 0.52 - -

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.097 0.0 0.000 0.39 S-Oct. 2012 -1.1

Other recreational goods(5)

0.444 0.4 0.002 0.44 L-Jan. 2013 0.9

Toys(4)

0.325 0.3 0.001 0.53 L-Jan. 2013 1.7

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

  1.0   0.63 L-Feb. 2012 1.1

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

0.060 0.6 0.000 0.91 S-Feb. 2013 -0.1

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.039 0.1 0.000 0.40 S-Feb. 2013 0.0

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.576 -0.6 -0.003 0.30 S-Apr. 2012 -0.7

Educational books and supplies

0.212 0.5 0.001 0.33 S-Feb. 2013 0.0

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  0.1   0.40 S-Feb. 2013 0.1

Information technology commodities(12)

0.365 -1.3 -0.005 0.36 S-Apr. 2012 -1.3

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.238 -1.3 -0.003 0.48 S-Nov. 2012 -1.4

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.044 -1.4 -0.001 0.75 - -

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

0.083 -1.0 -0.001 0.50 S-Nov. 2012 -1.2

Alcoholic beverages

0.946 0.2 0.002 0.17 - -

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.569 0.1 0.001 0.24 S-Jan. 2013 -0.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.272 0.0 0.000 0.25 S-Oct. 2012 -0.2

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.072 -0.6 0.000 0.35 S-Nov. 2010 -0.8

Whiskey at home(6)

  -0.2   0.56 S-Aug. 2012 -0.4

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

  -0.6   0.41 S-Nov. 2012 -0.8

Wine at home

0.226 0.5 0.001 0.40 L-Dec. 2012 0.6

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.377 0.4 0.002 0.27 L-Feb. 2013 0.4

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

  0.5   0.17 L-Apr. 2011 0.6

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

  -0.1   0.33 L-Feb. 2013 1.0

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

  0.7   0.31 L-May 2012 0.9

Other goods(12)

1.641 0.2 0.003 0.16 S-Feb. 2013 -0.1

Tobacco and smoking products(4)

0.795 0.6 0.005 0.15 L-Jul. 2012 1.1

Cigarettes(4)(5)

0.735 0.6 0.005 0.16 L-Jan. 2013 0.6

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.054 0.3 0.000 0.32 S-Jan. 2013 0.3

Personal care products(4)

0.643 -0.4 -0.003 0.33 S-Jan. 2013 -0.4

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

0.335 -0.5 -0.002 0.52 S-Jan. 2013 -0.5

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

0.301 -0.3 -0.001 0.43 S-Dec. 2012 -0.6

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.202 0.6 0.001 0.41 L-Aug. 2012 1.0

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  0.7   0.40 L-Aug. 2012 1.1

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

  0.2   0.56 S-Feb. 2013 0.2

Services less energy services

56.263 0.1 0.034 0.04 S-Aug. 2012 0.1

Shelter

31.494 0.2 0.054 0.05 - -

Rent of shelter(16)

31.141 0.2 0.054 0.05 - -

Rent of primary residence(11)

6.498 0.2 0.010 0.05 - -

Lodging away from home(5)

0.813 0.3 0.003 1.00 S-Feb. 2013 0.3

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

0.157 0.3 0.001 0.05 S-Feb. 2013 0.2

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.656 0.4 0.002 1.24 S-Feb. 2013 0.3

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

23.831 0.2 0.045 0.04 L-Feb. 2013 0.2

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

22.424 0.2 0.042 0.04 L-Feb. 2013 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.353 -1.0 -0.004 0.26 S-Dec. 2010 -1.0

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.201 0.2 0.003 0.16 S-Sep. 2012 0.2

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.911 0.2 0.002 0.18 S-Sep. 2012 0.2

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.290 0.3 0.001 0.21 L-Oct. 2012 0.5

Household operations(4)(5)

0.724 -0.4 -0.003 0.14 S-Mar. 2011 -0.5

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.248 0.2 0.001 0.13 - -

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.236   -0.003 0.08 - -

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

0.089 0.1 0.000 0.78 S-Feb. 2013 -0.2

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.078 -0.3 0.000 0.25 S-Sep. 2012 -0.7

Medical care services

5.454 -0.1 -0.003 0.07 S-Nov. 1975 -0.2

Professional services

3.001 0.3 0.008 0.08 S-Feb. 2013 0.1

Physicians' services(11)

1.606 0.4 0.007 0.13 L-Sep. 2012 0.4

Dental services(11)

0.771 0.2 0.002 0.09 S-Nov. 2012 0.2

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.247 0.4 0.001 0.21 L-Feb. 2013 0.4

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.376 0.0 0.000 0.08 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Hospital and related services

1.795 -0.6 -0.011 0.14 S-EVER -

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.572 -0.7 -0.012 0.16 S-EVER -

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

  -0.9   0.21 S-EVER -

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

  -0.5   0.33 S-Aug. 2004 -0.6

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

0.138 0.0 0.000 0.08 S-Feb. 2013 0.0

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

0.085 0.1 0.000 0.08 - -

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.658 -0.2 -0.001 0.08 S-Mar. 2011 -0.5

Transportation services

5.808 -0.2 -0.010 0.11 S-Nov. 2008 -0.4

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.370 -0.8 -0.003 0.51 L-Feb. 2013 0.6

Car and truck rental(5)

0.070 -1.5 -0.001 1.28 S-Sep. 2012 -1.6

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.140 0.1 0.001 0.11 L-Feb. 2013 0.2

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.057 0.3 0.000 0.14 L-Dec. 2012 0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.456 0.0 0.000 0.14 L-Feb. 2013 0.1

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.591 0.1 0.001 0.16 L-Feb. 2013 0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.466 0.0 -0.001 0.18 S-Feb. 2012 -0.1

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.559 0.0 0.000 0.06 S-Nov. 2012 0.0

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

0.322 0.0 0.000 0.01 - -

Parking and other fees(4)(5)

0.215 -0.1 0.000 0.10 S-Nov. 2010 -0.2

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

  -0.1   0.15 S-Mar. 2011 -0.1

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

  0.0   0.20 L-Feb. 2013 0.2

Public transportation

1.203 -0.4 -0.005 0.32 S-Feb. 2013 -0.4

Airline fare

0.785 -0.7 -0.005 0.45 S-Aug. 2012 -1.4

Other intercity transportation

0.148 -1.0 -0.002 0.80 S-Feb. 2013 -1.1

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

           

Intercity train fare(7)(6)

  -2.8   1.49 S-Feb. 2013 -5.0

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  0.1   0.59 L-Jan. 2013 0.5

Intracity transportation(4)

0.268 0.1 0.000 0.11 S-Feb. 2013 0.1

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

  0.1   0.06 S-Feb. 2013 0.1

Recreation services(12)

3.714 -0.1 -0.004 0.22 - -

Video and audio services(12)

1.520 0.0 -0.001 0.17 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.411 0.0 0.001 0.17 S-Oct. 2012 -0.3

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

0.108 -1.1 -0.001 0.75 S-Dec. 2012 -1.2

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

  -0.7   0.85 S-Dec. 2012 -1.5

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

  -0.9   0.33 S-Jul. 2012 -1.1

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.409 0.3 0.001 0.13 L-Dec. 2012 0.3

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  1.0   0.19 L-Mar. 2011 1.0

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.3   0.15 L-Dec. 2012 0.3

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.057 0.6 0.000 0.32 L-Nov. 2011 0.6

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  0.1   0.13 L-Jan. 2013 0.1

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  0.3   0.40 L-Feb. 2013 0.3

Other recreation services(5)

1.727 -0.3 -0.005 0.43 L-Feb. 2013 0.3

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

0.564 0.2 0.001 0.46 L-Feb. 2013 1.1

Admissions(4)

0.629 -0.7 -0.005 0.76 S-Feb. 2012 -0.9

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

  -0.8   0.59 S-Feb. 2012 -1.0

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

  -0.5   0.77 S-Feb. 2013 -0.5

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.231 -0.2 0.000 0.26 L-Feb. 2013 0.7

Education and communication services(12)

6.157 -0.1 -0.007 0.06 S-Aug. 2012 -0.3

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.039 0.3 0.010 0.08 - -

College tuition and fees

1.715 0.4 0.007 0.13 - -

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.384 0.3 0.001 0.06 - -

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.777 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-Feb. 2013 0.1

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.059 0.1 0.000 0.16 S-Feb. 2013 0.1

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.156 0.1 0.000 0.02 S-Jan. 2013 0.0

Postage(4)

0.145 0.0 0.000 0.00 S-Jan. 2013 -0.2

Delivery services(4)(5)

0.011 1.5 0.000 0.24 L-Jan. 2013 2.5

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.366 -0.6 -0.015 0.05 S-Dec. 2010 -0.6

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.420 -1.0 -0.014 0.04 S-Jan. 2011 -1.3

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.947 -0.1 -0.001 0.09 S-Sep. 2012 -0.2

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

0.582 -0.3 -0.002 0.26 S-Aug. 2012 -1.2

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.710 0.3 0.005 0.13 L-Feb. 2013 0.5

Personal care services(4)

0.628 0.2 0.001 0.09 - -

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

0.628 0.2 0.001 0.09 - -

Miscellaneous personal services

1.082 0.1 0.002 0.18 - -

Legal services(9)

0.297 0.0 0.000 0.11 S-Jan. 2013 0.0

Funeral expenses(9)

0.159 0.0 0.000 0.14 - -

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.239 0.1 0.000 0.10 - -

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

0.030 -0.4 0.000 0.11 S-Jun. 1999 -0.4

Financial services(4)(9)

0.215 1.4 0.003 0.69 L-Feb. 2013 1.7

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

  0.0   0.69 - -

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

  1.8   0.57 L-Apr. 2012 1.9

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.827 -0.5 -0.396 0.04 S-Dec. 2008 -1.0

All items less shelter

68.506 -0.6 -0.422 0.05 S-Dec. 2008 -1.2

All items less food and shelter

54.332 -0.8 -0.450 0.05 S-Dec. 2008 -1.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.251 0.0 -0.015 0.06 S-Aug. 2012 0.0

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

42.389 -0.1 -0.025 0.06 S-Nov. 2006 -0.2

All items less medical care

92.842 -0.4 -0.366 0.04 S-Dec. 2008 -0.9

All items less energy

89.919 0.1 0.067 0.04 - -

Commodities

40.002 -1.2 -0.459 0.06 S-Dec. 2008 -2.1

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.620 0.0 -0.005 0.11 L-Jan. 2013 0.2

Commodities less food

25.829 -1.9 -0.487 0.08 S-Dec. 2008 -3.4

Commodities less food and beverages

24.883 -2.0 -0.489 0.09 S-Dec. 2008 -3.5

Services

59.998 0.1 0.087 0.04 S-Jul. 2012 0.0

Services less rent of shelter(16)

28.857 0.1 0.020 0.06 - -

Services less medical care services

54.544 0.1 0.075 0.05 - -

Durables

8.694 0.0 -0.004 0.07 - -

Nondurables

31.308 -1.4 -0.439 0.08 S-Dec. 2008 -2.7

Nondurables less food

17.135 -2.9 -0.496 0.12 S-Dec. 2008 -5.2

Nondurables less food and beverages

16.189 -3.1 -0.500 0.13 S-Dec. 2008 -5.7

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.601 -4.0 -0.496 0.08 S-Dec. 2008 -7.5

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.547 -3.7 -0.492 0.08 S-Dec. 2008 -6.7

Housing

40.753 0.2 0.096 0.05 L-Feb. 2013 0.2

Education and communication(5)

6.733 -0.2 -0.010 0.06 S-Aug. 2012 -0.3

Education(5)

3.251 0.3 0.011 0.08 - -

Communication(5)

3.482 -0.6 -0.021 0.08 S-Aug. 2012 -0.6

Information and information processing(5)

3.327 -0.6 -0.021 0.08 S-Aug. 2012 -0.6

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

0.960 -0.7 -0.006 0.22 S-Aug. 2012 -1.2

Recreation(5)

5.957 -0.1 -0.006 0.15 - -

Video and audio(5)

1.904 -0.3 -0.006 0.16 S-Oct. 2012 -0.4

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.093 0.3 0.003 0.24 - -

Photography(5)

0.110 -1.1 -0.001 0.35 S-Dec. 2012 -1.1

Food and beverages

15.119 0.2 0.030 0.07 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

Domestically produced farm food

7.200 0.0 -0.003 0.14 - -

Other services

11.581 -0.1 -0.008 0.09 S-Aug. 2012 -0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.897 -0.4 -0.012 0.59 L-Feb. 2013 -0.2

Fuels and utilities

5.270 0.9 0.045 0.18 L-Feb. 2011 0.9

Household energy

4.068 1.0 0.043 0.16 L-Feb. 2011 1.0

Medical care

7.158 0.0 -0.002 0.08 S-Jul. 2010 0.0

Transportation

17.340 -2.7 -0.470 0.07 S-Dec. 2008 -5.0

Private transportation

16.137 -2.9 -0.465 0.06 S-Dec. 2008 -5.3

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.534 0.3 0.015 0.08 - -

Utilities and public transportation

9.916 0.4 0.037 0.12 L-Feb. 2013 0.4

Household furnishings and operations

3.989 -0.1 -0.003 0.12 L-Feb. 2013 0.0

Other goods and services

3.351 0.2 0.006 0.11 L-Jan. 2013 0.2

Personal care

2.556 0.0 0.001 0.13 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

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, April 2013, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Mar.
2013
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Apr. 2012-
Apr. 2013
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Apr. 2012-
Apr. 2013(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 1.1   0.08 S-Nov. 2010 1.1

Food

14.173 1.5 0.219 0.14 - -

Food at home

8.513 1.0 0.087 0.18 - -

Cereals and bakery products

1.220 1.3 0.015 0.42 L-Aug. 2012 1.8

Cereals and cereal products

0.463 -0.5 -0.002 0.60 L-Feb. 2013 -0.2

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.052 1.9 0.001 1.21 L-Jan. 2013 1.9

Breakfast cereal

0.284 -0.6 -0.002 0.83 L-Feb. 2013 0.0

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.128 -1.3 -0.002 1.09 S-Feb. 2013 -1.3

Rice(4)(5)

  0.5   1.31 S-Feb. 2013 -1.4

Bakery products

0.757 2.4 0.018 0.56 L-Jul. 2012 2.8

Bread(4)

0.223 2.8 0.006 1.06 L-Jan. 2013 3.2

White bread(5)

  3.4   1.51 L-Apr. 2012 4.4

Bread other than white(5)

  2.6   1.42 L-Feb. 2013 3.2

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.113 3.6 0.004 1.04 L-Mar. 2012 3.9

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.183 0.5 0.001 1.40 S-May 2011 -0.6

Cookies(5)

  2.1   1.33 S-Feb. 2013 0.6

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  -0.8   2.04 S-Jul. 1998 -0.8

Other bakery products

0.238 2.9 0.007 0.99 L-Apr. 2012 4.6

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  8.3   1.52 L-Jan. 2009 8.5

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  -0.1   1.68 S-Feb. 2013 -2.5

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

  1.5   1.47 L-Nov. 2012 3.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.937 1.5 0.028 0.32 L-Feb. 2013 1.9

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.827 1.4 0.025 0.34 L-Feb. 2013 1.7

Meats

1.181 0.3 0.004 0.42 S-Apr. 2010 0.2

Beef and veal

0.558 1.8 0.010 0.66 S-Apr. 2010 1.3

Uncooked ground beef

0.219 2.7 0.006 0.97 S-May 2010 1.2

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.083 3.3 0.003 1.43 S-Feb. 2013 2.7

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.204 -0.2 0.000 1.04 S-Mar. 2010 -2.8

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.052 4.1 0.002 1.39 L-Dec. 2012 4.2

Pork

0.363 -1.6 -0.006 0.75 - -

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.140 1.4 0.002 1.21 L-Apr. 2012 2.0

Bacon and related products(5)

  3.0   2.88 L-Apr. 2012 3.3

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  0.2   1.86 L-Sep. 2012 0.5

Ham

0.079 -2.2 -0.002 1.67 S-Dec. 2012 -2.3

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  -2.4   2.00 S-Dec. 2012 -2.8

Pork chops

0.060 -2.2 -0.001 1.30 S-Jan. 2013 -2.7

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.084 -5.3 -0.005 1.68 L-Feb. 2013 -5.0

Other meats

0.260 -0.2 -0.001 0.91 L-Feb. 2013 -0.2

Frankfurters(5)

  0.0   2.71 S-Dec. 2012 -1.2

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  0.0   0.73 L-Jul. 2012 0.4

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  -3.4   2.47 L-Jul. 2012 -2.4

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  -13.0   4.15 L-Oct. 2012 -11.4

Poultry

0.347 4.2 0.014 0.92 L-Feb. 2013 5.0

Chicken(4)

0.270 4.4 0.012 1.10 L-Feb. 2013 5.0

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  4.0   2.04 L-Jan. 2013 5.8

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  4.8   1.09 L-Feb. 2013 6.0

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.077 3.4 0.003 1.32 L-Feb. 2013 5.1

Fish and seafood

0.300 2.3 0.007 0.89 L-Apr. 2012 4.5

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.156 3.0 0.005 1.25 L-Feb. 2012 3.0

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.144 1.5 0.002 1.06 L-Nov. 2012 2.4

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  2.2   1.58 S-Feb. 2011 0.9

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  0.1   2.02 L-Nov. 2012 1.0

Eggs

0.109 3.1 0.003 1.05 S-Jan. 2013 -2.2

Dairy and related products

0.887 0.6 0.005 0.49 L-Jun. 2012 1.5

Milk(4)

0.291 1.8 0.005 0.61 L-Dec. 2012 1.9

Fresh whole milk(5)

  2.4   0.73 L-Feb. 2013 2.9

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  1.5   0.74 L-Mar. 2012 4.1

Cheese and related products

0.282 0.4 0.001 0.88 L-Jun. 2012 2.0

Ice cream and related products

0.134 -0.6 -0.001 1.33 S-Dec. 2012 -1.3

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.180 -0.2 0.000 1.07 L-Jan. 2013 0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.281 2.1 0.026 0.52 S-Dec. 2012 1.8

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.982 2.9 0.028 0.63 S-Dec. 2012 2.3

Fresh fruits

0.504 1.4 0.007 0.97 S-Sep. 2012 -1.1

Apples

0.092 10.3 0.009 2.09 S-Nov. 2012 9.9

Bananas

0.080 -2.4 -0.002 1.06 S-Oct. 2010 -4.0

Citrus fruits(4)

0.104 1.3 0.001 2.07 S-Nov. 2012 -2.1

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  2.7   2.20 S-Nov. 2012 -4.3

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.228 -0.5 -0.001 1.62 S-Sep. 2012 -3.7

Fresh vegetables

0.478 4.6 0.021 0.82 S-Jan. 2013 2.2

Potatoes

0.074 -8.6 -0.007 1.65 L-Feb. 2013 -7.6

Lettuce

0.072 14.8 0.008 1.83 S-Jan. 2013 11.2

Tomatoes

0.082 6.7 0.005 1.96 S-Feb. 2013 4.6

Other fresh vegetables

0.251 6.1 0.014 1.23 S-Jan. 2013 2.4

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.299 -0.5 -0.002 0.66 S-Jan. 2011 -0.5

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.150 -0.8 -0.001 0.92 S-Jan. 2011 -0.8

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  2.6   1.28 S-Dec. 2012 1.6

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  -3.2   1.36 S-May 2010 -3.4

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.094 0.0 0.000 1.31 L-Jan. 2013 0.1

Frozen vegetables(5)

  -0.2   1.60 L-Nov. 2012 0.0

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.056 -0.7 0.000 1.61 L-Feb. 2013 0.4

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

  -3.9   2.36 S-Nov. 2010 -4.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.933 -0.2 -0.002 0.53 L-Dec. 2012 -0.2

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.702 0.9 0.006 0.65 L-Sep. 2012 1.1

Carbonated drinks

0.287 1.1 0.003 0.90 L-Sep. 2012 1.5

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.013 -1.7 0.000 1.80 L-Jan. 2013 -0.4

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.401 0.8 0.003 0.86 L-Feb. 2013 0.9

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.232 -3.5 -0.008 0.89 S-Apr. 1999 -3.9

Coffee

0.139 -6.3 -0.009 1.08 S-May 1999 -6.5

Roasted coffee(5)

  -6.8   1.14 S-Mar. 2002 -7.5

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  -5.4   1.50 S-Oct. 2009 -5.7

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.093 0.9 0.001 1.37 S-Feb. 2013 0.7

Other food at home

2.254 0.6 0.015 0.42 L-Jan. 2013 1.3

Sugar and sweets

0.299 -1.8 -0.005 0.91 S-Apr. 1982 -2.8

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 -4.0 -0.002 0.99 S-Jun. 1982 -4.1

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.180 -2.0 -0.004 1.49 S-EVER -

Other sweets(4)

0.063 1.2 0.001 1.13 L-Dec. 2012 2.3

Fats and oils

0.257 -0.8 -0.002 1.02 L-Feb. 2013 -0.5

Butter and margarine(4)

0.075 1.8 0.001 1.12 L-Feb. 2012 5.0

Butter(5)

  3.2   1.95 L-Oct. 2011 3.5

Margarine(5)

  -0.7   1.55 S-Aug. 2010 -1.3

Salad dressing(4)

0.064 -2.6 -0.002 1.14 L-Feb. 2013 -1.3

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.119 -1.3 -0.002 1.99 L-Feb. 2013 -0.2

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  -3.8   2.58 S-Mar. 2011 -3.9

Other foods

1.698 1.3 0.022 0.50 L-Jan. 2013 1.6

Soups

0.098 2.3 0.002 1.37 L-Jul. 2012 2.9

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.295 -1.4 -0.004 1.12 L-Feb. 2013 -1.3

Snacks

0.330 3.7 0.012 1.03 L-Dec. 2012 3.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.283 0.4 0.001 0.90 L-Jan. 2013 1.0

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

  -2.4   1.65 S-Dec. 2006 -3.7

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  0.6   1.61 L-Dec. 2012 6.5

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  0.7   1.39 L-Jan. 2013 1.7

Other condiments(5)

  3.4   1.75 L-Sep. 2012 3.4

Baby food(4)

0.072 2.3 0.002 0.86 L-Dec. 2012 2.6

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.620 1.5 0.009 1.04 S-Feb. 2013 1.0

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  5.3   1.41 L-Aug. 2012 5.3

Food away from home

5.660 2.3 0.131 0.18 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.688 2.5 0.066 0.23 L-Sep. 2012 2.5

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.268 2.0 0.046 0.25 S-Apr. 2011 2.0

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.261 3.5 0.009 0.60 - -

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

  3.7   0.76 L-Feb. 2013 3.7

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.082 3.0 0.002 0.84 S-Feb. 2013 2.7

Other food away from home(4)

0.360 2.4 0.009 0.61 L-Sep. 2012 2.4

Energy

10.081 -4.3 -0.449 0.17 S-Jul. 2012 -5.0

Energy commodities

6.346 -8.1 -0.545 0.15 S-Oct. 2009 -18.7

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.334 -6.2 -0.021 0.64 S-Jul. 2012 -7.3

Fuel oil

0.232 -5.6 -0.013 0.61 S-Jul. 2012 -5.6

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.101 -7.4 -0.008 1.17 L-Jun. 2012 -7.2

Motor fuel

6.013 -8.2 -0.524 0.16 S-Oct. 2009 -18.4

Gasoline (all types)

5.819 -8.3 -0.515 0.16 S-Oct. 2009 -17.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  -8.7   0.72 S-Oct. 2009 -18.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  -7.6   0.64 S-Oct. 2009 -17.2

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  -6.8   0.63 S-Oct. 2009 -16.8

Other motor fuels(4)

0.193 -4.7 -0.009 0.23 S-Jul. 2012 -5.2

Energy services(10)

3.735 2.6 0.097 0.31 L-Feb. 2009 5.6

Electricity(10)

2.840 1.1 0.031 0.41 L-Feb. 2012 1.9

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.895 7.6 0.066 0.49 L-Oct. 2008 13.9

All items less food and energy

75.746 1.7 1.293 0.11 S-Jun. 2011 1.6

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.482 -0.1 -0.010 0.24 S-Jan. 2011 -0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.264 -1.1 -0.036 0.36 - -

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.259 -4.6 -0.013 1.19 L-Feb. 2013 -3.8

Floor coverings(4)

0.037 -4.4 -0.002 1.34 S-Apr. 2010 -4.6

Window coverings(4)

0.076 1.7 0.001 2.26 S-Feb. 2013 1.4

Other linens(4)

0.146 -7.6 -0.012 1.60 L-Feb. 2013 -6.5

Furniture and bedding

0.704 -0.5 -0.004 0.96 L-Feb. 2013 0.0

Bedroom furniture

0.229 -1.6 -0.004 1.45 S-Jan. 2013 -2.6

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

0.338 0.3 0.001 1.09 S-Feb. 2013 0.3

Other furniture(4)

0.130 -0.6 -0.001 3.19 L-Feb. 2013 0.9

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

           

Appliances(4)

0.282 -1.6 -0.004 0.80 S-May 2011 -1.9

Major appliances(4)

0.164 -1.2 -0.002 1.11 S-Jul. 2011 -1.5

Laundry equipment(5)

  -1.2   1.59 S-Jul. 2011 -2.2

Other appliances(4)

0.115 -2.0 -0.002 1.03 S-Oct. 2012 -2.0

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.473 -3.0 -0.015 1.01 S-Oct. 2012 -3.6

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.242 -6.0 -0.015 1.85 S-Jun. 2012 -6.2

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.102 1.2 0.001 1.43 L-Dec. 2011 1.3

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.047 -0.4 0.000 2.69 L-Apr. 2009 0.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.082 -0.5 0.000 1.38 S-Sep. 2012 -1.6

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.669 0.0 0.000 0.56 L-Jan. 2013 0.1

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.171 1.4 0.002 0.79 L-Jun. 2012 1.4

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.354 -0.6 -0.002 0.86 L-Feb. 2013 -0.5

Housekeeping supplies

0.877 -0.1 -0.001 0.49 L-Jan. 2013 0.0

Household cleaning products(4)

0.353 -0.6 -0.002 0.83 L-Sep. 2012 -0.2

Household paper products(4)

0.242 1.7 0.004 0.90 S-Feb. 2013 1.3

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.282 -0.8 -0.002 0.93 S-Feb. 2013 -0.9

Apparel

3.588 0.3 0.011 1.24 S-Apr. 2011 0.1

Men's and boys' apparel

0.860 1.8 0.016 1.51 L-Feb. 2013 2.8

Men's apparel

0.683 3.3 0.023 1.80 L-Sep. 2012 3.4

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.127 5.5 0.007 3.64 L-Feb. 2012 5.5

Men's furnishings

0.182 6.3 0.011 2.22 L-Feb. 2013 6.4

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.209 1.1 0.002 3.78 S-Feb. 2013 -0.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.158 1.3 0.002 5.37 L-Jan. 2013 4.1

Boys' apparel

0.177 -3.9 -0.007 3.27 S-Jul. 2010 -4.8

Women's and girls' apparel

1.525 -1.4 -0.022 2.35 S-Mar. 2011 -2.0

Women's apparel

1.288 -0.3 -0.004 2.33 S-Apr. 2011 -0.7

Women's outerwear

0.091 4.0 0.004 9.60 S-Jan. 2013 2.9

Women's dresses

0.176 -2.6 -0.005 9.85 L-Feb. 2013 -0.4

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.617 -0.1 -0.001 2.68 S-Jun. 2011 -0.2

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

0.388 -0.4 -0.002 2.45 S-Jan. 2013 -0.4

Girls' apparel

0.237 -7.5 -0.019 5.90 S-Sep. 2010 -13.3

Footwear

0.691 3.2 0.022 1.50 S-Sep. 2012 2.6

Men's footwear

0.214 3.3 0.007 2.16 S-Sep. 2012 2.6

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.151 2.7 0.004 3.03 S-Jan. 2013 2.6

Women's footwear

0.326 3.4 0.011 2.49 - -

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.194 -2.2 -0.004 1.97 S-Jun. 2011 -2.6

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.318 0.0 0.000 2.79 L-Sep. 2012 2.8

Watches(8)

0.091 2.9 0.003 2.80 S-Nov. 2012 0.4

Jewelry(8)

0.227 -1.2 -0.003 3.25 L-Sep. 2012 2.1

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.520 0.4 0.022 0.19 S-Dec. 2012 0.3

New vehicles

3.163 1.2 0.037 0.29 L-Jan. 2013 1.7

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  1.2   0.25 L-Jan. 2013 1.7

New cars(5)

  0.9   0.27 S-Nov. 2012 0.8

New trucks(13)(5)

  1.5   0.34 L-Jan. 2013 2.0

Used cars and trucks

1.863 -0.6 -0.012 0.22 S-Jan. 2013 -1.3

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.426 -0.7 -0.003 0.43 S-Oct. 1999 -0.9

Tires

0.287 -2.2 -0.006 0.57 S-Apr. 1998 -2.9

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.139 2.3 0.003 0.61 L-Feb. 2013 2.4

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  2.9   0.61 L-Dec. 2011 3.0

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  0.8   1.00 L-Feb. 2013 2.7

Medical care commodities

1.704 0.7 0.011 0.45 L-Feb. 2013 0.8

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.625 0.6 0.010 0.47 - -

Prescription drugs

1.319 0.6 0.008 0.57 S-Jun. 2007 0.4

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.307 0.8 0.003 0.88 L-Jan. 2013 0.8

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.078 1.6 0.001 0.91 L-Jan. 2013 1.9

Recreation commodities(11)

2.243 -1.5 -0.035 0.46 L-Nov. 2012 -1.5

Video and audio products(11)

0.384 -8.4 -0.035 0.74 L-Jan. 2012 -8.2

Televisions

0.138 -17.4 -0.029 1.38 S-Dec. 2012 -17.5

Other video equipment(4)

0.025 -6.7 -0.002 1.68 L-EVER -

Audio equipment

0.067 -6.2 -0.004 1.40 L-Feb. 2013 -4.2

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.043 -0.9 0.000 1.25 L-Jan. 2013 -0.7

Pets and pet products

0.685 1.2 0.008 0.81 L-Nov. 2012 1.5

Pet food(4)(5)

  2.9   0.82 L-Dec. 2012 2.9

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

  -1.9   1.73 L-Jan. 2013 -1.4

Sporting goods

0.452 -0.2 -0.001 0.94 S-Jul. 2012 -0.2

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.241 3.0 0.007 0.72 L-Dec. 2011 3.7

Sports equipment

0.201 -3.9 -0.008 1.82 S-Dec. 2011 -4.5

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.051 -5.8 -0.003 1.70 S-Jan. 2013 -8.1

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

           

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -7.1   1.97 S-Jan. 2013 -9.0

Recreational reading materials

0.228 3.9 0.009 1.08 L-Feb. 2013 4.1

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.127 7.2 0.009 1.21 - -

Recreational books(4)

0.097 -0.2 0.000 1.85 L-Feb. 2011 0.6

Other recreational goods(4)

0.444 -2.8 -0.013 1.15 L-Mar. 2012 -2.3

Toys

0.325 -4.1 -0.014 1.40 L-Mar. 2012 -3.3

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

  -1.0   1.67 L-Mar. 2012 0.2

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.060 1.8 0.001 1.95 L-Dec. 2012 3.0

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.039 2.4 0.001 1.65 S-Feb. 2013 1.5

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.576 -2.6 -0.016 0.75 L-Oct. 2012 -2.4

Educational books and supplies

0.212 6.9 0.014 1.00 S-Feb. 2013 6.8

College textbooks(14)(5)

  7.5   0.94 S-Jun. 2012 6.4

Information technology commodities(11)

0.365 -7.4 -0.029 1.11 L-Oct. 2012 -7.1

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.238 -8.3 -0.022 1.47 L-Oct. 2012 -7.8

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.044 -7.3 -0.003 1.80 S-Jan. 2013 -7.8

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

0.083 -4.9 -0.004 1.82 L-Feb. 2013 -4.4

Alcoholic beverages

0.946 1.8 0.017 0.32 L-Dec. 2012 1.9

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.569 1.3 0.008 0.40 L-Jul. 2012 1.3

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.272 1.4 0.004 0.55 L-Dec. 2012 1.6

Distilled spirits at home

0.072 0.9 0.001 0.69 S-Feb. 2013 0.3

Whiskey at home(5)

  1.2   1.29 S-Feb. 2013 0.7

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  0.3   0.97 S-Jan. 2013 0.3

Wine at home

0.226 1.3 0.003 0.70 L-Sep. 2009 1.4

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.377 2.6 0.010 0.56 - -

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

  2.7   0.44 L-Jun. 2011 2.8

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  2.2   1.03 S-Aug. 2012 2.2

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  3.2   1.04 S-Feb. 2013 2.3

Other goods(11)

1.641 0.9 0.016 0.38 - -

Tobacco and smoking products

0.795 2.6 0.021 0.49 L-Jul. 2012 3.1

Cigarettes(4)

0.735 2.6 0.019 0.54 L-Jul. 2012 3.1

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.054 2.1 0.001 0.96 - -

Personal care products

0.643 -0.7 -0.005 0.66 S-Aug. 2011 -1.4

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

0.335 -1.2 -0.004 0.95 S-Feb. 2012 -1.4

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.301 -0.1 0.000 0.89 S-Jan. 2013 -0.6

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.202 -0.2 0.000 1.24 L-Oct. 2012 -0.2

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  0.3   1.46 L-Oct. 2012 0.5

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -2.8   1.31 L-Nov. 2012 -2.6

Services less energy services

56.263 2.3 1.304 0.10 S-Mar. 2012 2.3

Shelter

31.494 2.2 0.686 0.14 - -

Rent of shelter(15)

31.141 2.2 0.678 0.14 - -

Rent of primary residence(10)

6.498 2.7 0.175 0.18 S-Feb. 2013 2.7

Lodging away from home(4)

0.813 1.7 0.014 1.35 L-Jan. 2013 1.9

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

0.157 4.2 0.006 0.27 S-Feb. 2013 4.2

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.656 1.1 0.007 1.67 L-Jan. 2013 1.3

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

23.831 2.1 0.489 0.15 - -

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

22.424 2.1 0.460 0.15 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.353 2.4 0.008 0.78 S-Feb. 2012 2.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.201 4.7 0.055 0.73 S-Feb. 2012 4.7

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.911 5.2 0.046 0.92 S-Nov. 2011 5.2

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.290 3.2 0.009 0.71 L-Jun. 2009 3.7

Household operations(4)

0.724 0.9 0.006 0.40 S-Jul. 2011 0.8

Domestic services(4)

0.248 1.3 0.003 0.56 S-May 2012 1.2

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.236 -0.1 0.000 0.46 S-Dec. 2010 -0.6

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.089 0.0 0.000 1.94 L-Jan. 2013 2.1

Repair of household items(4)

0.078 3.7 0.003 0.78 S-Mar. 2011 0.4

Medical care services

5.454 3.4 0.182 0.27 S-Feb. 2012 3.4

Professional services

3.001 2.7 0.079 0.31 L-Dec. 2010 2.7

Physicians' services(10)

1.606 2.7 0.043 0.56 L-Sep. 2012 2.9

Dental services(10)

0.771 3.8 0.028 0.30 L-Nov. 2008 3.9

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.247 0.6 0.001 0.60 S-Feb. 2013 0.6

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.376 1.5 0.006 0.37 S-Feb. 2013 1.4

Hospital and related services

1.795 4.0 0.070 0.39 S-Jul. 1999 3.9

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.572 4.3 0.065 0.45 S-Aug. 1999 4.1

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

  4.0   0.63 S-Nov. 2012 3.8

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

  4.5   0.88 S-Aug. 2012 4.3

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

0.138 3.1 0.004 0.40 S-Feb. 2013 3.0

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.085 1.0 0.001 0.54 S-Feb. 2013 0.9

Health insurance(7)

0.658 5.3 0.033 0.33 S-Nov. 2011 4.3

Transportation services

5.808 2.5 0.146 0.31 S-Nov. 2012 2.2

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.370 -4.1 -0.016 1.13 S-Jan. 2013 -4.1

Car and truck rental(4)

0.070 1.4 0.001 2.28 S-Dec. 2012 0.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.140 1.5 0.017 0.31 L-Aug. 2012 1.7

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 2.3 0.001 0.37 L-Dec. 2012 2.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.456 1.6 0.007 0.44 S-Sep. 2012 1.5

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.591 1.3 0.008 0.48 L-Aug. 2012 1.6

Motor vehicle insurance

2.466 4.4 0.105 0.50 S-Nov. 2012 4.4

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.559 1.5 0.008 0.59 L-Dec. 2012 2.2

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

0.322 0.4 0.001 0.69 L-Aug. 2012 0.5

Parking and other fees(4)

0.215 3.0 0.006 0.96 S-Feb. 2013 2.9

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  3.7   2.88 S-Feb. 2013 3.4

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  1.4   0.78 S-Mar. 2012 0.9

Public transportation

1.203 2.6 0.031 0.79 S-Dec. 2012 2.4

Airline fare

0.785 1.9 0.015 1.12 S-Nov. 2012 0.9

Other intercity transportation

0.148 1.1 0.002 1.87 S-Nov. 2012 0.1

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

           

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  7.4   2.26 S-Feb. 2013 3.0

Ship fare(4)(5)

  -1.3   1.86 L-Jan. 2013 -1.2

Intracity transportation

0.268 5.5 0.014 0.70 - -

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  5.8   1.18 - -

Recreation services(11)

3.714 2.0 0.072 0.58 S-Nov. 2011 1.6

Video and audio services(11)

1.520 2.6 0.038 0.81 S-Sep. 2011 2.6

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.411 3.0 0.042 0.80 S-Nov. 2011 2.3

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

0.108 -3.4 -0.004 2.59 S-Jan. 2013 -3.5

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -5.4   2.84 S-Jan. 2013 -5.5

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

  -3.1   3.24 S-Jul. 2003 -5.3

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.409 2.5 0.010 0.54 L-Feb. 2013 2.5

Pet services(4)(5)

  2.7   0.59 L-Aug. 2012 3.0

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  2.6   0.84 - -

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.057 0.8 0.000 1.12 L-Nov. 2012 1.0

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  0.1   0.95 S-Jan. 2013 0.1

Film processing(4)(5)

  0.9   0.88 L-Feb. 2013 0.9

Other recreation services(4)

1.727 1.4 0.023 1.05 S-Jan. 2013 1.4

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

0.564 1.2 0.007 1.53 L-Feb. 2013 2.4

Admissions

0.629 1.3 0.008 1.57 S-May 2012 0.6

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

  1.2   1.28 S-May 2012 0.3

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  2.1   1.38 S-Apr. 2012 1.9

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.231 2.3 0.005 0.99 S-Sep. 2012 2.2

Education and communication services(11)

6.157 1.9 0.113 0.21 S-Dec. 2012 1.9

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.039 3.9 0.116 0.36 - -

College tuition and fees

1.715 4.6 0.076 0.57 L-Feb. 2013 4.6

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.384 3.5 0.013 0.38 - -

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.777 2.7 0.021 0.39 S-Dec. 2012 2.7

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.059 3.1 0.002 0.94 - -

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.156 6.3 0.009 0.10 - -

Postage

0.145 6.4 0.009 0.10 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.011 4.6 0.000 0.52 L-Dec. 2012 5.0

Telephone services(4)

2.366 -0.6 -0.015 0.20 S-Nov. 2011 -1.0

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.420 -2.3 -0.033 0.29 S-Dec. 2011 -2.3

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.947 1.9 0.018 0.28 S-Dec. 2012 1.9

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.582 0.6 0.004 0.78 S-Jan. 2013 -0.5

Other personal services(11)

1.710 2.6 0.043 0.36 - -

Personal care services

0.628 1.9 0.012 0.44 - -

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.628 1.9 0.012 0.44 - -

Miscellaneous personal services

1.082 2.9 0.031 0.48 S-Jan. 2013 2.5

Legal services(8)

0.297 2.8 0.008 1.19 S-Jan. 2013 1.7

Funeral expenses(8)

0.159 2.4 0.004 0.52 S-Feb. 2013 2.4

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.239 2.3 0.005 0.36 - -

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.030 3.5 0.001 0.72 S-Feb. 2013 2.8

Financial services(8)

0.215 4.2 0.009 1.67 - -

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

  3.0   2.38 L-Jan. 2013 4.0

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

  2.5   1.66 S-Dec. 2012 1.8

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.827 1.0 0.845 0.10 S-Oct. 2009 -0.1

All items less shelter

68.506 0.5 0.378 0.10 S-Oct. 2009 -0.6

All items less food and shelter

54.332 0.3 0.159 0.12 S-Oct. 2009 -0.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.251 1.4 0.607 0.14 S-Mar. 2011 1.4

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

42.389 1.5 0.619 0.15 S-Apr. 2011 1.5

All items less medical care

92.842 0.9 0.870 0.09 S-Jun. 2010 0.9

All items less energy

89.919 1.7 1.512 0.09 S-Apr. 2011 1.6

Commodities

40.002 -0.8 -0.337 0.13 S-Oct. 2009 -1.7

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.620 0.0 0.001 0.26 - -

Commodities less food

25.829 -2.1 -0.556 0.19 S-Oct. 2009 -2.3

Commodities less food and beverages

24.883 -2.2 -0.573 0.19 S-Oct. 2009 -2.5

Services

59.998 2.4 1.400 0.11 - -

Services less rent of shelter(15)

28.857 2.5 0.723 0.14 S-Jan. 2013 2.4

Services less medical care services

54.544 2.3 1.218 0.12 - -

Durables

8.694 -0.7 -0.066 0.17 S-Oct. 2012 -0.8

Nondurables

31.308 -0.9 -0.271 0.16 S-Oct. 2009 -2.6

Nondurables less food

17.135 -2.8 -0.489 0.27 S-Oct. 2009 -4.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

16.189 -3.0 -0.507 0.29 S-Oct. 2009 -4.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.601 -4.0 -0.517 0.15 S-Oct. 2009 -6.8

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.547 -3.6 -0.500 0.14 S-Oct. 2009 -6.0

Housing

40.753 1.9 0.786 0.13 - -

Education and communication(4)

6.733 1.5 0.098 0.20 S-Dec. 2012 1.5

Education(4)

3.251 4.1 0.130 0.34 - -

Communication(4)

3.482 -0.9 -0.032 0.22 S-Dec. 2011 -1.1

Information and information processing(4)

3.327 -1.2 -0.041 0.24 S-Dec. 2011 -1.4

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

0.960 -2.7 -0.026 0.68 S-Feb. 2013 -2.7

Recreation(4)

5.957 0.6 0.037 0.43 - -

Video and audio(4)

1.904 0.2 0.003 0.68 S-Nov. 2011 0.1

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.093 1.7 0.019 0.51 L-Nov. 2012 2.0

Photography(4)

0.110 -2.4 -0.003 1.06 S-Feb. 2013 -2.5

Food and beverages

15.119 1.6 0.236 0.13 L-Feb. 2013 1.6

Domestically produced farm food

7.200 1.2 0.085 0.21 S-Oct. 2012 1.2

Other services

11.581 2.0 0.229 0.23 S-Nov. 2011 1.9

Apparel less footwear

2.897 -0.4 -0.011 1.47 S-Mar. 2011 -0.8

Fuels and utilities

5.270 2.5 0.130 0.35 L-Nov. 2011 3.4

Household energy

4.068 1.9 0.075 0.30 L-Nov. 2011 3.1

Medical care

7.158 2.7 0.194 0.24 S-Mar. 2011 2.7

Transportation

17.340 -2.0 -0.356 0.13 S-Oct. 2009 -3.8

Private transportation

16.137 -2.3 -0.387 0.12 S-Oct. 2009 -3.8

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.534 0.2 0.010 0.21 S-Dec. 2012 -0.1

Utilities and public transportation

9.916 2.1 0.209 0.22 L-Oct. 2011 2.1

Household furnishings and operations

3.989 -0.7 -0.030 0.29 S-May 2011 -0.7

Other goods and services

3.351 1.8 0.059 0.27 - -

Personal care

2.556 1.5 0.038 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: May 16, 2013