Consumer Price Index News Release






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                   Consumer Price Index - July 2012

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was
 unchanged in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of
 Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all
 items index increased 1.4 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 Major indexes posted small movements in July, with a 0.3 percent
 decline in the energy index offsetting 0.1 percent increases in the
 indexes for food and all items less food and energy. Within energy,
 declines in the indexes for electricity, natural gas, and fuel oil
 more than offset a small increase in the gasoline index. Within the
 food component, the food at home index was unchanged with major
 grocery store food group indexes mixed, while the food away from home
 index increased.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in
 July, ending a streak of four consecutive 0.2 percent increases. The
 shelter index rose 0.1 percent for the second month in a row. The
 indexes for medical care, tobacco, household furnishings and
 operations, and apparel also increased, while the indexes for airline
 fares, used cars and trucks, recreation, and new vehicles all
 declined.
 
 The 12-month change in the index for all items was 1.4 percent in
 July. This compares to 1.7 percent in June and is the smallest 12-
 month change since November 2010. The index for all items less food
 and energy rose 2.1 percent for the 12 months ending July, a slight
 decline from the 2.2 percent figure in June and its smallest increase
 since October 2011.


 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.
                              Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May   June  July   ended 
                              2012  2012  2012  2012  2012  2012  2012   July  
                                                                         2012  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .2    .4    .3    .0   -.3    .0    .0      1.4
  Food......................    .2    .0    .2    .2    .0    .2    .1      2.3
   Food at home.............    .0    .0    .1    .2   -.1    .1    .0      1.9
   Food away from home (1)..    .4    .1    .2    .3    .2    .2    .2      2.9
  Energy....................    .2   3.2    .9  -1.7  -4.3  -1.4   -.3     -5.0
   Energy commodities.......    .9   5.7   1.7  -2.6  -6.4  -2.3    .2     -5.5
    Gasoline (all types)....    .9   6.0   1.7  -2.6  -6.8  -2.0    .3     -5.5
    Fuel oil (1)............   1.4   2.8   2.7  -1.1  -2.8  -7.9   -.5     -5.6
   Energy services..........   -.8   -.8   -.4   -.2   -.7    .0  -1.1     -4.1
    Electricity.............    .0    .0   -.8    .2    .3   -.5  -1.3     -1.3
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -2.9  -3.4    .9  -1.8  -4.1   1.7   -.2    -12.7
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .1    .2    .2    .2    .2    .1      2.1
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .2    .1    .2    .2    .2    .2    .0      1.1
    New vehicles............    .0    .6    .2    .4    .2    .2   -.1       .8
    Used cars and trucks....  -1.0   -.2   1.3   1.5   1.0    .0   -.5      1.1
    Apparel.................    .9   -.9    .5    .4    .4    .5    .2      3.0
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .6    .8    .4    .0    .0    .1    .5      3.4
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .1    .2    .3    .2    .2    .1      2.5
    Shelter.................    .2    .2    .2    .2    .2    .1    .1      2.1
    Transportation services     .0   -.2    .3    .5    .3   -.2   -.2      1.6
    Medical care services...    .2    .0    .3    .4    .5    .7    .3      4.4

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.


 Consumer Price Index Data for July 2012

 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.1 percent in July after a 0.2 percent increase
 in June and has risen 2.3 percent over the past 12 months. The food
 at home index was unchanged in July after a slight decline in May and
 a slight increase in June. Three of the six major grocery store food
 group indexes declined in July. The index for dairy and related
 products fell 0.5 percent, its eighth decrease in nine months. The
 index for nonalcoholic beverages also fell 0.5 percent, and the index
 for fruits and vegetables fell 0.3 percent after rising in each of
 the three previous months. In contrast, the indexes for cereals and
 bakery products and for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs both increased
 0.3 percent in July. The index for other food at home was unchanged.
 The food at home index has risen 1.9 percent over the last 12 months.
 The indexes for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, for cereals and
 bakery products, and for other food at home have risen over that span
 while the indexes for fruits and vegetables, nonalcoholic beverages,
 and dairy and related products have declined. The index for food away
 from home rose 0.2 percent in July and has increased 2.9 percent over
 the past 12 months.
 
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index declined 0.3 percent in July after a 1.4 percent
 decline in June. The gasoline index increased in July, rising 0.3
 percent after declining in each of the three previous months. (Before
 seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices decreased 2.7 percent in July.)
 The other major energy components declined in July. The electricity
 index fell 1.3 percent, the fuel oil index declined 0.5 percent, and
 the index for natural gas decreased 0.2 percent. The energy index has
 decreased 5.0 percent over the last 12 months with all major
 components showing declines over that span. The natural gas index has
 declined 12.7 percent, the fuel oil index 5.6 percent, the gasoline
 index 5.5 percent, and the electricity index 1.3 percent.
 
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in
 July. The index for shelter rose 0.1 percent, the same increase as in
 June. The rent index increased 0.3 percent and the index for owners'
 equivalent rent rose 0.2 percent, but the index for lodging away from
 home fell 2.3 percent. The medical care index, which rose 0.6 percent
 in June, increased 0.4 percent in July, with the indexes for
 physicians' services and hospital services also rising 0.4 percent.
 The tobacco index rose sharply in July, increasing 1.1 percent, and
 the index for household furnishings and operations repeated its June
 increase of 0.2 percent. The apparel index rose 0.2 percent, its
 fifth consecutive increase, and the personal care index also
 increased 0.2 percent. In contrast, the index for airline fares
 declined sharply for the second consecutive month, falling 2.7
 percent. The index for used cars and trucks fell 0.5 percent and the
 indexes for new vehicles and for recreation both fell 0.1 percent.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy has risen 2.1 percent
 over the last 12 months, a slight decrease from the 2.2 percent
 figure of June. The shelter index has also risen 2.1 percent over the
 last year. The medical care index has increased 4.1 percent over the
 last 12 months, the largest change since May 2008.
 
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 1.4 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 229.104
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index decreased 0.2 percent prior
 to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 1.3 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 225.568  (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 1.3 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index decreased 0.2 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
 Please note that the indexes for the post-2010 period are subject to
 revision.
 
 
 The Consumer Price Index for August 2012 is scheduled to be released
 on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 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 0.03 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 0.06 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 0.14 and 0.26 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 2011".  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/cpivar2011.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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Regions Defined
 
 The states in the four regions are listed below.
 
 The Northeast--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
 York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
 The Midwest--Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
 Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
 The South--Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
 Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
 Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District
 of Columbia.
 The West--Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,
 Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
 
 
 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 2007 through December 2011 were replaced in January
 2012.  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: 38 of the 82 components are not
 seasonally adjusted for 2012.
 
 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 2012, 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 David Levin at
 (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at Levin.David@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, July 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jun.
2012
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jul.
2011
Jun.
2012
Jul.
2012
Jul.
2011-
Jul.
2012
Jun.
2012-
Jul.
2012
Apr.
2012-
May
2012
May
2012-
Jun.
2012
Jun.
2012-
Jul.
2012

All items

100.000 225.922 229.478 229.104 1.4 -0.2 -0.3 0.0 0.0

Food

14.208 228.316 233.563 233.630 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1

Food at home

8.552 226.891 231.515 231.306 1.9 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Cereals and bakery products

1.228 260.921 267.321 268.449 2.9 0.4 -0.1 -0.4 0.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.941 224.394 230.464 231.309 3.1 0.4 -0.5 0.2 0.3

Dairy and related products(1)

0.889 214.781 215.485 214.434 -0.2 -0.5 -0.4 -0.3 -0.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.266 282.018 283.679 280.173 -0.7 -1.2 0.4 1.3 -0.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.941 167.802 167.772 167.375 -0.3 -0.2 -0.6 0.1 -0.5

Other food at home

2.287 198.152 205.313 205.508 3.7 0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.0

Food away from home(1)

5.656 231.580 237.839 238.337 2.9 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Energy

10.005 252.661 244.167 239.972 -5.0 -1.7 -4.3 -1.4 -0.3

Energy commodities

6.108 316.835 307.427 299.361 -5.5 -2.6 -6.4 -2.3 0.2

Fuel oil(1)

0.214 368.867 349.807 348.104 -5.6 -0.5 -2.8 -7.9 -0.5

Motor fuel

5.794 313.488 304.697 296.502 -5.4 -2.7 -6.6 -2.0 0.2

Gasoline (all types)

5.612 312.760 303.747 295.498 -5.5 -2.7 -6.8 -2.0 0.3

Energy services(2)

3.897 202.002 194.261 193.679 -4.1 -0.3 -0.7 0.0 -1.1

Electricity(2)

3.045 205.963 204.907 203.318 -1.3 -0.8 0.3 -0.5 -1.3

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.852 186.719 160.714 162.972 -12.7 1.4 -4.1 1.7 -0.2

All items less food and energy

75.787 225.164 229.879 229.893 2.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.763 145.486 147.725 147.137 1.1 -0.4 0.2 0.2 0.0

Apparel

3.554 118.770 125.241 122.300 3.0 -2.3 0.4 0.5 0.2

New vehicles

3.173 142.763 144.367 143.953 0.8 -0.3 0.2 0.2 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.973 154.184 155.306 155.815 1.1 0.3 1.0 0.0 -0.5

Medical care commodities(1)

1.719 324.159 333.348 335.048 3.4 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.5

Alcoholic beverages

0.949 226.908 231.444 231.192 1.9 -0.1 0.2 0.3 -0.1

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.793 833.067 849.078 858.730 3.1 1.1 -0.2 0.4 1.1

Services less energy services

56.024 273.327 279.608 280.024 2.5 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Shelter

31.411 252.155 256.950 257.409 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1

Rent of primary residence(2)

6.432 253.085 259.407 260.107 2.8 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.3

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

23.766 259.573 264.276 264.740 2.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Medical care services

5.391 423.847 441.041 442.305 4.4 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.3

Physicians' services(2)

1.605 340.585 347.408 348.828 2.4 0.4 0.2 0.8 0.4

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.533 241.251 254.248 254.982 5.7 0.3 0.6 1.2 0.4

Transportation services

5.772 268.642 273.239 272.860 1.6 -0.1 0.3 -0.2 -0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.145 252.769 257.629 257.423 1.8 -0.1 0.3 0.1 -0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.407 387.358 399.729 400.709 3.4 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.4

Airline fare

0.792 307.798 313.920 305.689 -0.7 -2.6 1.0 -2.5 -2.7

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, July 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jun.
2012
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jul.
2011-
Jul.
2012
Jun.
2012-
Jul.
2012
Apr.
2012-
May
2012
May
2012-
Jun.
2012
Jun.
2012-
Jul.
2012

All items

100.000 1.4 -0.2 -0.3 0.0 0.0

Food

14.208 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1

Food at home

8.552 1.9 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Cereals and bakery products

1.228 2.9 0.4 -0.1 -0.4 0.3

Cereals and cereal products

0.475 3.2 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.5

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.054 5.0 0.0 -0.8 1.5 -0.9

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.292 2.7 -0.2 0.6 -0.5 -0.2

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.130 3.4 0.8 0.4 -1.0 0.8

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  2.6 -0.2 -0.8 -0.1 -0.2

Bakery products

0.752 2.8 0.6 -0.3 -0.5 0.8

Bread(2)

0.221 3.2 1.5 -0.2 -0.7 1.3

White bread(1)(3)

  2.0 2.3 0.1 -0.9 2.3

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  4.2 1.2 0.3 -0.9 1.2

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

0.111 1.8 0.5 0.5 0.4 -0.1

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.181 5.3 0.8 -0.9 -0.6 1.0

Cookies(1)(3)

  5.7 1.1 -0.2 -0.7 0.6

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  5.3 0.6 -2.2 0.2 0.6

Other bakery products

0.239 0.8 -0.3 -0.6 0.0 -0.4

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

  2.9 -1.0 1.3 1.0 -1.0

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  1.4 0.9 -0.7 -1.7 0.8

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

  -0.6 -0.7 -1.3 -0.3 -0.8

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.941 3.1 0.4 -0.5 0.2 0.3

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.838 3.2 0.4 -0.6 0.2 0.3

Meats

1.191 2.8 0.2 -0.3 0.0 0.0

Beef and veal(1)

0.559 6.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.221 5.8 -0.3 1.4 1.1 -0.3

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.081 4.7 1.5 0.1 0.5 1.5

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.207 8.9 1.2 0.1 0.3 1.2

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.051 5.4 0.7 0.6 0.0 0.7

Pork

0.368 -1.0 0.4 -2.4 -0.8 -0.1

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.138 -1.9 0.3 -1.6 -1.4 0.1

Bacon and related products(3)

  -2.6 1.7 -3.4 -1.5 1.6

Breakfast sausage and related products(1)(2)(3)

  1.9 -1.7 2.8 -0.4 -1.7

Ham

0.081 1.1 -0.7 -1.3 0.6 -1.8

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  0.6 -0.7 -1.3 0.6 -2.1

Pork chops

0.061 1.4 0.8 -1.9 -0.4 0.1

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.089 -3.5 1.4 -4.2 -0.5 0.3

Other meats

0.263 0.4 -0.8 0.6 -0.3 -0.9

Frankfurters(3)

  0.6 -0.4 1.8 -2.7 0.5

Lunchmeats(1)(2)(3)

  0.4 -0.4 -0.3 0.0 -0.4

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

  -2.4 -0.9 -2.1 0.3 -0.9

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

  -9.8 -7.1 -6.0 0.5 -7.1

Poultry

0.341 6.1 1.2 -1.3 1.0 1.3

Chicken(2)

0.264 5.5 1.3 -1.9 1.3 1.4

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  3.5 3.3 -4.8 0.7 3.3

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  6.5 0.3 -0.8 2.6 0.3

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.076 8.2 0.8 0.8 0.1 0.5

Fish and seafood(1)

0.306 1.6 0.2 -1.2 0.1 0.4

Fresh fish and seafood(1)(2)

0.157 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.0

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.149 3.7 0.4 -1.4 1.0 0.0

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  6.3 1.7 -1.3 0.8 1.7

Frozen fish and seafood(1)(3)

  1.8 -0.9 0.1 1.2 -0.9

Eggs

0.103 2.4 -0.3 1.2 0.9 0.0

Dairy and related products(1)

0.889 -0.2 -0.5 -0.4 -0.3 -0.5

Milk(1)(2)

0.287 -1.9 0.3 0.0 -0.6 0.3

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

  -3.1 -0.1 0.1 -1.2 -0.1

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

  -1.1 0.5 0.0 -0.3 0.5

Cheese and related products(1)

0.283 -1.3 -1.1 -0.7 1.0 -1.6

Ice cream and related products

0.133 2.5 -0.5 0.6 -1.9 0.3

Other dairy and related products(2)

0.186 2.6 -0.8 -0.6 0.9 -0.8

Fruits and vegetables

1.266 -0.7 -1.2 0.4 1.3 -0.3

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.959 -1.8 -1.3 0.7 1.7 -0.1

Fresh fruits

0.503 -1.0 -2.3 -0.1 0.3 -0.8

Apples

0.091 9.8 4.6 -0.4 4.0 1.5

Bananas

0.081 0.2 -0.1 -0.3 0.3 0.0

Citrus fruits(2)

0.113 1.0 2.8 0.6 0.0 0.1

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  0.7 4.0 0.8 -1.9 -1.3

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.218 -8.0 -8.7 -0.4 0.1 -3.7

Fresh vegetables

0.456 -2.5 -0.2 1.6 3.2 0.8

Potatoes

0.083 -7.9 -1.1 -2.4 -1.8 -3.3

Lettuce

0.059 -3.2 0.3 3.1 2.1 2.3

Tomatoes(1)

0.079 -1.7 0.0 -3.6 8.7 0.0

Other fresh vegetables

0.236 -0.5 0.0 1.3 1.1 1.1

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.307 2.9 -1.0 -0.4 0.0 -1.1

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.152 1.2 -1.1 -1.7 -0.6 -1.2

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  0.9 0.4 -2.1 0.1 0.5

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  1.4 -2.0 -1.3 -1.1 -2.3

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.097 3.8 -1.2 0.8 0.8 -1.6

Frozen vegetables(3)

  5.0 -0.6 1.6 1.2 -1.1

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.058 6.2 -0.5 0.5 0.1 -0.1

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

  15.7 -0.9 -0.3 2.3 -0.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.941 -0.3 -0.2 -0.6 0.1 -0.5

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.703 0.0 -0.1 -0.3 0.2 -0.6

Carbonated drinks

0.286 0.2 -0.2 -0.3 -0.4 -0.1

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 4.3 -0.6 -0.4 -0.2 -0.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.402 -0.3 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.239 -1.0 -0.5 -1.0 0.1 -0.5

Coffee

0.145 -2.8 -0.4 -1.5 -1.3 -0.5

Roasted coffee(3)

  -3.3 -0.4 -1.6 -1.3 -0.6

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

  -0.6 1.5 0.0 -1.7 1.5

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.094 1.3 -0.8 -1.6 2.5 -0.4

Other food at home

2.287 3.7 0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.0

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.308 4.4 0.4 -0.5 0.4 0.4

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.060 1.4 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.184 5.2 0.4 -1.2 1.0 0.4

Other sweets(2)

0.064 4.8 1.2 1.1 -0.3 1.1

Fats and oils

0.263 4.9 0.0 0.1 -0.5 -0.4

Butter and margarine(2)

0.075 -3.9 0.3 0.1 -0.3 -1.2

Butter(3)

  -11.7 0.7 1.7 -1.4 0.7

Margarine(3)

  4.6 -0.3 -0.7 0.8 -1.7

Salad dressing(1)(2)

0.065 2.4 0.9 -0.3 -1.6 0.9

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.124 12.3 -0.7 0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  33.5 -0.3 -0.6 0.8 -0.3

Other foods

1.715 3.4 0.0 0.5 -0.2 0.0

Soups

0.101 2.9 1.4 -0.9 -1.0 0.9

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.300 1.2 0.7 -0.1 -0.7 0.7

Snacks(1)

0.328 7.1 -1.0 1.4 0.4 -1.0

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.285 1.6 0.6 -2.2 0.5 0.2

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

  4.6 -0.1 0.7 -0.8 -0.8

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

  -3.3 -0.1 -2.7 -0.3 -0.1

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  1.3 1.7 -2.0 1.1 1.5

Other condiments(1)(3)

  4.0 -0.1 -0.5 1.5 -0.1

Baby food(1)(2)

0.072 3.2 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.1

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.629 3.4 -0.2 0.9 -0.3 -0.2

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  5.3 1.2 2.0 -0.3 1.2

Food away from home(1)

5.656 2.9 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.684 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.279 3.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.252 2.5 0.0 0.3 -0.9 0.6

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

  1.9 0.0 0.0 -1.9 0.0

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

0.081 3.4 -0.1 0.3 0.4 -0.1

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.360 2.2 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1

Energy

10.005 -5.0 -1.7 -4.3 -1.4 -0.3

Energy commodities

6.108 -5.5 -2.6 -6.4 -2.3 0.2

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.314 -7.3 -1.4 -3.2 -7.0 -1.4

Fuel oil(1)

0.214 -5.6 -0.5 -2.8 -7.9 -0.5

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

0.100 -10.5 -3.4 -3.0 -4.2 -2.2

Motor fuel

5.794 -5.4 -2.7 -6.6 -2.0 0.2

Gasoline (all types)

5.612 -5.5 -2.7 -6.8 -2.0 0.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -5.7 -2.7 -6.9 -2.1 0.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -4.9 -2.5 -6.6 -1.7 0.4

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -4.8 -2.7 -5.8 -1.9 0.0

Other motor fuels(2)

0.183 -5.2 -1.9 -5.4 -7.0 -1.1

Energy services(8)

3.897 -4.1 -0.3 -0.7 0.0 -1.1

Electricity(8)

3.045 -1.3 -0.8 0.3 -0.5 -1.3

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.852 -12.7 1.4 -4.1 1.7 -0.2

All items less food and energy

75.787 2.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.763 1.1 -0.4 0.2 0.2 0.0

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.341 0.6 0.0 -0.2 0.1 0.0

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

0.271 -3.7 -0.5 -1.1 -0.3 -0.5

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.039 -2.4 -0.4 0.2 -0.1 -0.4

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.076 1.1 0.5 0.0 -0.2 0.5

Other linens(1)(2)

0.157 -6.3 -1.0 -2.0 -0.4 -1.0

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.719 1.8 0.4 0.2 -0.1 0.4

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.233 0.5 0.1 -0.2 -0.4 0.1

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

0.347 1.9 -0.6 0.8 0.7 -0.6

Other furniture(2)

0.131 4.2 3.5 -1.3 -0.8 5.7

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

           

Appliances(2)

0.289 2.4 -0.2 -0.6 0.3 -0.5

Major appliances(2)

0.166 5.9 -0.2 -0.7 0.4 -0.1

Laundry equipment(3)

  10.0 0.7 -0.1 0.1 0.8

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.119 -2.6 -0.2 -0.4 0.0 -0.2

Other household equipment and furnishings(1)(2)

0.492 -3.9 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.259 -5.1 0.9 0.3 -0.2 0.9

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.102 -0.3 -0.4 -0.1 0.8 0.1

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.047 -10.8 -0.2 -1.8 0.0 -0.2

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.084 0.2 1.0 -0.4 0.0 0.8

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.682 1.1 -0.2 -0.3 0.1 0.1

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.172 1.3 0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.2

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.364 1.0 -0.3 -0.6 0.4 -0.4

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.889 2.7 -0.1 -0.4 0.5 -0.1

Household cleaning products(1)(2)

0.360 2.4 -0.2 -0.4 0.7 -0.2

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.241 3.8 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.287 2.1 -0.1 -0.6 0.5 -0.1

Apparel

3.554 3.0 -2.3 0.4 0.5 0.2

Men's and boys' apparel

0.861 4.2 -0.1 0.1 0.6 2.1

Men's apparel

0.683 3.6 0.0 0.5 0.5 1.9

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.124 -0.1 -0.9 0.5 1.0 -0.3

Men's furnishings

0.182 5.3 -0.4 3.5 -1.0 0.9

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.210 5.1 0.5 -2.7 2.2 3.9

Men's pants and shorts

0.159 3.7 0.5 1.7 -1.9 2.5

Boys' apparel

0.178 6.4 -0.6 -2.6 -1.3 1.8

Women's and girls' apparel

1.489 3.0 -4.5 0.5 -0.1 -0.4

Women's apparel

1.249 2.7 -4.5 0.7 -0.5 -0.3

Women's outerwear

0.072 -3.8 -1.5 -4.5 -3.5 0.8

Women's dresses

0.171 0.6 -9.4 -2.0 -2.1 -3.1

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.599 3.6 -5.5 2.3 -0.7 0.2

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

0.392 1.9 -1.5 -0.7 0.8 -0.2

Girls' apparel

0.241 4.9 -4.1 -0.3 1.9 -0.8

Footwear

0.686 3.0 -1.6 0.8 1.1 -0.1

Men's footwear(1)

0.211 2.0 -1.0 0.6 -0.2 -1.0

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.149 2.6 -0.5 0.5 0.9 1.1

Women's footwear

0.326 3.9 -2.5 0.8 1.9 -0.3

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.198 5.7 -0.3 1.6 0.7 0.9

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.320 -2.1 -1.4 -1.3 1.8 -2.2

Watches(1)(6)

0.089 -0.9 -0.7 -1.4 1.3 -0.7

Jewelry(6)

0.231 -2.9 -1.7 -1.5 1.9 -2.5

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.648 1.1 0.0 0.5 0.1 -0.2

New vehicles

3.173 0.8 -0.3 0.2 0.2 -0.1

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  0.8 -0.3 0.2 0.2 -0.1

New cars(3)

  0.2 -0.3 0.1 0.0 -0.1

New trucks(3)(11)

  1.5 -0.3 0.2 0.4 0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.973 1.1 0.3 1.0 0.0 -0.5

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.434 2.8 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.3

Tires(1)

0.295 2.8 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.139 2.9 0.7 0.5 0.0 0.7

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

  2.3 0.9 0.7 0.0 0.9

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

  5.4 -0.5 0.1 0.3 -0.5

Medical care commodities(1)

1.719 3.4 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.5

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.640 3.4 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.6

Prescription drugs

1.327 3.9 0.6 0.0 0.4 0.7

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.313 1.4 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.3

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.079 2.5 -0.3 1.0 -0.2 -0.3

Recreation commodities(9)

2.307 -1.9 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4

Video and audio products(9)

0.411 -10.3 -0.9 -0.4 -1.5 -0.7

Televisions

0.158 -19.5 -2.5 0.2 -3.2 -1.9

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.026 -12.3 0.1 -1.3 -1.8 0.1

Audio equipment(1)

0.071 -7.5 0.7 -2.0 0.3 0.7

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

0.043 -4.9 -0.5 -0.2 -0.9 -0.5

Pets and pet products(1)

0.691 1.6 -0.6 -0.1 0.5 -0.6

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  1.8 -0.6 -0.1 0.8 -0.6

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

  0.3 -0.8 -0.1 0.2 -0.8

Sporting goods(1)

0.461 -0.2 0.1 -0.3 0.2 0.1

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.241 0.6 0.7 -0.2 0.9 0.7

Sports equipment(1)

0.210 -1.3 -0.5 -0.3 -0.6 -0.5

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.053 -3.7 1.1 -1.7 -0.3 0.2

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

      -0.4 3.7  

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -5.8 1.2 -1.9 -0.4 0.5

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.224 2.8 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.123 6.4 -0.2 0.8 0.9 -0.2

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.097 -1.5 0.4 -0.1 -1.0 0.4

Other recreational goods(2)

0.467 -3.4 -0.6 0.3 0.0 -0.6

Toys(1)

0.346 -5.4 -0.9 0.4 -0.1 -0.9

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment(1)(2)(3)

  -2.2 -0.8 0.7 0.4 -0.8

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(2)

0.061 4.3 1.0 0.1 0.3 0.6

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.039 1.3 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.0

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.597 -2.6 -0.4 0.6 0.3 -0.4

Educational books and supplies

0.203 6.3 0.7 0.8 0.3 0.7

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  8.1 1.9 0.7 0.0 1.9

Information technology commodities(9)

0.394 -7.6 -0.9 0.5 0.3 -1.0

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.262 -8.5 -1.0 0.9 1.3 -1.1

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.047 -4.9 -0.7 0.1 -2.0 -0.7

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

0.086 -6.3 -0.9 -0.2 -1.5 -0.9

Alcoholic beverages

0.949 1.9 -0.1 0.2 0.3 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.570 1.3 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.270 1.6 -0.3 0.5 -0.4 -0.4

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.072 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 0.7 -0.2

Whiskey at home(3)

  1.7 -0.9 0.4 1.4 -0.9

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

  -0.6 0.4 -0.2 -0.1 0.4

Wine at home

0.229 1.2 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.379 2.8 -0.3 0.5 0.6 -0.3

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

  1.8 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0

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

  3.1 0.1 -0.1 1.5 0.1

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

  3.4 -0.5 0.9 0.5 -0.5

Other goods(9)

1.648 2.1 0.5 -0.5 0.4 0.6

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.793 3.1 1.1 -0.2 0.4 1.1

Cigarettes(1)(2)

0.733 3.1 1.2 -0.2 0.5 1.2

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.053 2.3 0.2 0.3 -0.2 0.2

Personal care products(1)

0.650 1.6 0.2 -1.0 0.3 0.2

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

0.339 2.1 0.8 -1.1 0.0 0.8

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

0.305 1.2 -0.5 -0.9 0.8 -0.5

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.206 -0.7 -0.6 -0.2 0.4 -0.2

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  0.3 -0.6 0.1 0.2 -0.2

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

  -4.0 -1.6 -0.4 -0.4 -1.6

Services less energy services

56.024 2.5 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Shelter

31.411 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1

Rent of shelter(13)

31.064 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1

Rent of primary residence(8)

6.432 2.8 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.3

Lodging away from home(2)

0.866 -0.1 -0.5 1.5 0.9 -2.3

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

0.153 4.0 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.5

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.713 -1.1 -0.7 1.8 1.0 -3.0

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

23.766 2.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

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

22.363 2.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.347 3.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.3

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.172 5.5 0.7 0.3 0.7 0.3

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.884 6.5 0.6 0.3 0.8 0.1

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.288 2.7 0.9 0.0 0.4 0.9

Household operations(1)(2)

0.728 2.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.4 -0.1

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.250 1.5 -0.3 -0.3 0.7 -0.3

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.236 1.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

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

0.091 4.6 -0.2 0.4 0.6 -0.2

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.078   0.4 0.5 0.9 0.4

Medical care services

5.391 4.4 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.3

Professional services

2.993 2.0 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.2

Physicians' services(8)

1.605 2.4 0.4 0.2 0.8 0.4

Dental services(8)

0.759 2.1 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(6)

0.253 0.8 -0.7 1.6 -0.4 -0.8

Services by other medical professionals(1)(8)(6)

0.376 0.8 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.0

Hospital and related services

1.755 5.3 0.3 0.6 1.1 0.4

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.533 5.7 0.3 0.6 1.2 0.4

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

  6.2 0.2 0.7 1.7 0.4

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

  5.2 0.3 0.5 0.9 0.4

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

0.137 3.8 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

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

0.086 1.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.644 14.5 0.9 0.8 1.0 0.9

Transportation services

5.772 1.6 -0.1 0.3 -0.2 -0.2

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.387 -6.6 -1.0 -1.2 0.0 -1.3

Car and truck rental(2)

0.069 1.5 7.7 -2.4 0.9 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.145 1.8 -0.1 0.3 0.1 -0.1

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.057 2.2 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.457 2.3 -0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.595 1.5 -0.1 0.4 0.1 -0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.407 3.4 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.4

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.559 3.4 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3

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

0.325 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Parking and other fees(1)(2)

0.212 7.1 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.8

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

  8.7 1.0 0.2 0.1 1.0

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

  3.3 0.1 0.6 0.4 0.1

Public transportation

1.204 0.1 -1.4 0.8 -1.8 -1.5

Airline fare

0.792 -0.7 -2.6 1.0 -2.5 -2.7

Other intercity transportation

0.152 -1.3 0.8 0.3 0.4 -1.5

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

    1.4 -0.8 1.4 1.4

Intercity train fare(1)(3)(4)

  0.7 6.0 4.8 4.5 6.0

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  -2.2 0.2 -0.3 1.1 0.2

Intracity transportation(1)

0.258 3.4 1.3 0.1 0.0 1.3

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

  3.2 1.7 0.1 0.1 1.7

Recreation services(9)

3.720 3.4 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.1

Video and audio services(9)

1.509 4.4 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.2

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.398 4.7 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.3

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

0.112 0.0 -0.9 -0.2 -0.4 -0.9

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

  -7.3 -1.2 -0.1 -1.5 -1.2

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

  6.2 -1.1 -0.1 -0.2 -1.1

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.407 3.1 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.4

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  3.0 0.6 0.0 0.4 0.6

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  3.1 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.9

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.058 2.4 0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.0

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  1.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  2.5 -0.2 -0.2 0.3 -0.2

Other recreation services(2)

1.744 2.6 -0.1 0.0 1.1 -0.1

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

0.565 3.4 -0.1 -0.4 0.3 -0.1

Admissions(1)

0.642 3.5 0.2 0.6 2.2 0.2

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

  3.2 0.3 0.5 2.4 0.3

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

  5.2 -0.2 0.8 1.4 -0.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.229 -0.6 -0.5 -0.1 0.1 -0.5

Education and communication services(9)

6.124 2.5 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.972 4.2 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.5

College tuition and fees

1.666 5.4 0.9 0.4 0.4 0.6

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.378 3.3 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.7

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.768 2.5 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.4

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.059 3.3 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.6

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.149 3.7 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.2

Postage(1)

0.138 3.8 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 0.3

Delivery services(1)(2)

0.011 3.6 -1.4 0.1 0.7 -1.4

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.405 0.6 -0.5 0.1 0.1 -0.5

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.461 -0.5 -0.7 0.1 0.0 -0.7

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.944 2.3 -0.1 0.1 0.3 -0.1

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

0.584 0.6 -0.5 0.3 -0.5 -0.5

Other personal services(9)

1.706 2.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Personal care services(1)

0.627 1.6 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1

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

0.627 1.6 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1

Miscellaneous personal services

1.078 3.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4

Legal services(6)

0.296 2.2 -0.4 0.4 0.4 -0.4

Funeral expenses(6)

0.157 1.8 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.5

Laundry and dry cleaning services(2)

0.239 1.9 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

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

0.030 2.6 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

Financial services(1)(6)

0.215 6.8 1.1 0.6 1.0 1.1

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

  7.3 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.8

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

  5.4 0.5 0.9 0.6 0.5

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, July 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Jun.
2012
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jul.
2011
Jun.
2012
Jul.
2012
Jul.
2011-
Jul.
2012
Jun.
2012-
Jul.
2012
Apr.
2012-
May
2012
May
2012-
Jun.
2012
Jun.
2012-
Jul.
2012

All items less food

85.792 225.566 228.863 228.417 1.3 -0.2 -0.3 0.0 0.0

All items less shelter

68.589 218.230 221.336 220.629 1.1 -0.3 -0.5 0.0 0.0

All items less food and shelter

54.381 215.308 217.913 217.019 0.8 -0.4 -0.6 0.0 0.0

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.376 210.452 215.145 214.896 2.1 -0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1

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

42.403 213.743 218.698 218.400 2.2 -0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1

All items less medical care

92.890 217.336 220.416 219.972 1.2 -0.2 -0.3 0.0 0.0

All items less energy

89.995 225.010 229.788 229.811 2.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1

Commodities

40.079 184.931 186.967 185.872 0.5 -0.6 -0.9 -0.2 0.1

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.791 145.257 147.655 146.949 1.2 -0.5 0.1 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food

25.871 163.664 164.516 162.997 -0.4 -0.9 -1.5 -0.4 0.0

Commodities less food and beverages

24.922 161.222 161.964 160.419 -0.5 -1.0 -1.5 -0.4 0.1

Services

59.921 266.660 271.737 272.062 2.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.0

Services less rent of shelter(1)

28.857 291.961 297.552 297.722 2.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 -0.1

Services less medical care services

54.529 254.487 258.817 259.084 1.8 0.1 0.2 0.1 -0.1

Durables

8.939 113.778 113.803 113.751 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 -0.1

Nondurables

31.140 219.979 223.115 221.463 0.7 -0.7 -1.2 -0.4 0.1

Nondurables less food

16.932 210.867 212.479 209.533 -0.6 -1.4 -2.2 -0.7 0.1

Nondurables less food and beverages

15.983 209.739 211.164 208.076 -0.8 -1.5 -2.3 -0.8 0.2

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.429 271.228 269.465 266.207 -1.9 -1.2 -3.1 -1.1 0.1

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.378 266.018 264.847 261.851 -1.6 -1.1 -2.8 -1.1 0.1

Housing

40.863 220.230 223.051 223.316 1.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0

Education and communication(2)

6.721 130.859 133.456 133.546 2.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.0

Education(2)

3.175 206.158 213.600 215.156 4.4 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.5

Communication(2)

3.546 83.211 83.555 83.117 -0.1 -0.5 0.2 0.0 -0.5

Information and information processing(2)

3.397 79.822 80.033 79.598 -0.3 -0.5 0.2 0.0 -0.6

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

0.992 9.032 8.838 8.778 -2.8 -0.7 0.4 -0.2 -0.7

Recreation(2)

6.027 113.492 115.080 114.944 1.3 -0.1 0.1 0.3 -0.1

Video and audio(2)

1.921 98.672 99.717 99.630 1.0 -0.1 0.3 -0.2 0.0

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.099 158.997 162.777 162.426 2.2 -0.2 0.0 0.4 -0.3

Photography(2)

0.113 79.722 79.352 79.751 0.0 0.5 -0.9 -0.1 0.1

Food and beverages

15.157 228.323 233.509 233.557 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1

Domestically produced farm food(4)

7.223 232.979 238.500 238.300 2.3 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Other services

11.549 313.703 322.052 322.397 2.8 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.868 112.813 119.170 116.158 3.0 -2.5 0.3 0.4 0.2

Fuels and utilities

5.383 226.643 221.789 221.449 -2.3 -0.2 -0.7 -0.3 -0.8

Household energy

4.211 200.587 192.649 191.913 -4.3 -0.4 -1.0 -0.6 -1.1

Medical care

7.110 400.305 415.345 416.759 4.1 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.4

Transportation

17.214 216.164 216.369 214.294 -0.9 -1.0 -2.1 -0.7 -0.1

Private transportation

16.010 211.432 211.423 209.458 -0.9 -0.9 -2.3 -0.6 0.1

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.671 101.442 101.832 101.811 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.1 -0.3

Utilities and public transportation

10.076 210.008 210.078 209.479 -0.3 -0.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.7

Household furnishings and operations

4.069 124.959 126.054 126.077 0.9 0.0 -0.3 0.2 0.2

Other goods and services

3.354 386.494 393.989 395.418 2.3 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.4

Personal care

2.561 208.174 212.178 212.440 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.2

Footnotes
(1) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(2) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(3) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
(4) Not seasonally adjusted.

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, July 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Jul. 2012 from: Percent change to Jun. 2012 from:
Jul.
2011
May
2012
Jun.
2012
Jun.
2011
Apr.
2012
May
2012

U.S. city average

M

1.4 -0.3 -0.2 1.7 -0.3 -0.1

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

1.1 -0.3 -0.1 1.5 -0.3 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.1 -0.2 -0.1 1.5 -0.1 -0.1

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

M

1.0 -0.5 -0.1 1.4 -0.6 -0.5

Midwest urban

M

1.3 -0.1 0.0 1.4 -0.2 -0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.3 -0.1 0.0 1.4 -0.1 -0.1

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

M

1.2 -0.2 -0.1 1.4 -0.2 -0.1

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.8 0.4 0.2 1.8 -0.5 0.2

South urban

M

1.4 -0.3 -0.2 1.7 -0.6 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.2 -0.4 -0.3 1.7 -0.4 -0.1

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

M

1.4 -0.3 -0.1 1.6 -0.6 -0.2

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.7 -0.3 0.1 2.0 -1.1 -0.4

West urban

M

1.8 -0.5 -0.3 2.0 0.1 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.0 -0.4 -0.3 2.1 0.1 -0.1

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

M

1.1 -0.8 -0.5 1.5 -0.2 -0.3

Size classes

A(4)

M

1.4 -0.3 -0.2 1.7 -0.1 -0.1

B/C(3)

M

1.3 -0.4 -0.2 1.5 -0.4 -0.2

D

M

2.0 -0.1 0.0 2.3 -0.5 -0.1

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

1.1 -0.3 -0.2 0.9 -0.1 -0.1

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

1.9 -0.5 -0.1 1.6 -0.4 -0.4

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

M

1.1 -0.3 -0.2 1.6 0.0 -0.1

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

1

0.8 -0.1        

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

1.4 0.0        

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

1.3 -0.5        

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

1

1.4 -0.2        

Atlanta, GA

2

      1.5 0.6  

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

      0.4 -0.8  

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

      1.7 -0.6  

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

      1.2 -0.9  

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

2

      1.3 -0.2  

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

      2.6 0.3  

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

      2.7 0.7  

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

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


Table 5. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) and the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, all items index, July 2012
[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

January 2010

0.4 0.3 2.4 2.6

February 2010

0.0 0.0 1.9 2.1

March 2010

0.4 0.4 2.1 2.3

April 2010

0.1 0.2 2.1 2.2

May 2010

0.0 0.1 1.8 2.0

June 2010

-0.1 -0.1 0.8 1.1

July 2010

0.0 0.0 1.0 1.2

August 2010

0.2 0.1 0.9 1.1

September 2010

0.1 0.1 0.9 1.1

October 2010

0.1 0.1 0.9 1.2

November 2010

0.0 0.0 0.9 1.1

December 2010

0.2 0.2 1.3 1.5

January 2011

0.4 0.5 1.4 1.6

February 2011

0.5 0.5 1.9 2.1

March 2011

0.8 1.0 2.3 2.7

April 2011

0.6 0.6 2.7 3.2

May 2011

0.4 0.5 3.1 3.6

June 2011

0.0 -0.1 3.2 3.6

July 2011

0.1 0.1 3.3 3.6

August 2011

0.3 0.3 3.4 3.8

September 2011

0.2 0.2 3.5 3.9

October 2011

-0.2 -0.2 3.2 3.5

November 2011

-0.1 -0.1 3.1 3.4

December 2011

-0.2 -0.2 2.7 3.0

January 2012

0.4 0.4 2.7 2.9

February 2012

0.4 0.4 2.6 2.9

March 2012

0.6 0.8 2.4 2.7

April 2012

0.3 0.3 2.1 2.3

May 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.6 1.7

June 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.6 1.7

July 2012

-0.2 -0.2 1.3 1.4

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 2012 are intial estimates. Indexes for 2011 are interim adjustments. Data prior to 2011 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, July 2012, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jun.
2012
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jun. 2012-
Jul. 2012
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Jun. 2012-
Jul. 2012(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.0   0.03 - -

Food

14.208 0.1 0.008 0.08 S-May 2012 0.0

Food at home

8.552 0.0 -0.004 0.14 S-May 2012 -0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.228 0.3 0.004 0.35 L-Apr. 2012 0.4

Cereals and cereal products

0.475 -0.5 -0.002 0.50 S-Jul. 2011 -1.0

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.054 -0.9 0.000 0.88 S-Jan. 2012 -1.3

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.292 -0.2 -0.001 0.69 L-May 2012 0.6

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.130 0.8 0.001 0.72 L-Nov. 2011 1.0

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  -0.2   0.81 S-May 2012 -0.8

Bakery products

0.752 0.8 0.006 0.43 L-Feb. 2012 0.8

Bread(5)

0.221 1.3 0.003 0.89 L-Aug. 2011 1.8

White bread(4)(6)

  2.3   1.19 L-Oct. 2011 2.5

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  1.2   1.30 L-Feb. 2012 1.8

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

0.111 -0.1 0.000 0.61 S-Apr. 2012 -0.8

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.181 1.0 0.002 0.88 L-Apr. 2012 1.2

Cookies(4)(6)

  0.6   0.95 L-Apr. 2012 2.0

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  0.6   0.97 L-Mar. 2012 0.6

Other bakery products

0.239 -0.4 -0.001 0.78 S-May 2012 -0.6

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

  -1.0   0.92 S-Apr. 2012 -2.4

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  0.8   1.17 L-Apr. 2012 2.6

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

  -0.8   1.11 S-May 2012 -1.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.941 0.3 0.006 0.23 L-Mar. 2012 0.8

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.838 0.3 0.006 0.24 L-Mar. 2012 0.7

Meats

1.191 0.0 0.000 0.28 - -

Beef and veal(4)

0.559 0.6 0.003 0.41 - -

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.221 -0.3 -0.001 0.60 S-Sep. 2011 -0.6

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.081 1.5 0.001 1.10 L-Jul. 2011 2.4

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.207 1.2 0.002 0.79 L-Apr. 2012 1.3

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.051 0.7 0.000 0.73 L-Mar. 2012 1.2

Pork

0.368 -0.1 0.000 0.48 L-Apr. 2012 0.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.138 0.1 0.000 0.84 L-Mar. 2012 0.2

Bacon and related products(6)

  1.6   1.07 L-Nov. 2011 1.9

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)(6)

  -1.7   1.23 S-Nov. 2010 -3.7

Ham

0.081 -1.8 -0.001 0.98 S-Jan. 2012 -2.2

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  -2.1   1.04 S-Sep. 2009 -3.1

Pork chops

0.061 0.1 0.000 1.02 L-Apr. 2012 1.8

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.089 0.3 0.000 1.09 L-Feb. 2012 0.3

Other meats

0.263 -0.9 -0.002 0.63 S-Apr. 2012 -1.2

Frankfurters(6)

  0.5   2.08 L-May 2012 1.8

Lunchmeats(4)(5)(6)

  -0.4   0.64 S-Apr. 2012 -1.1

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  -0.9   1.06 S-May 2012 -2.1

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

  -7.1   1.19 S-Mar. 2009 -7.6

Poultry

0.341 1.3 0.004 0.62 L-Mar. 2012 1.4

Chicken(5)

0.264 1.4 0.004 0.80 L-Jan. 2008 1.6

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  3.3   1.91 L-Sep. 2010 3.4

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  0.3   0.85 S-May 2012 -0.8

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.076 0.5 0.000 0.80 L-May 2012 0.8

Fish and seafood(4)

0.306 0.4 0.001 0.52 L-Apr. 2012 0.6

Fresh fish and seafood(4)(5)

0.157 0.0 0.000 0.75 L-Apr. 2012 0.5

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.149 0.0 0.000 0.70 S-May 2012 -1.4

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  1.7   1.17 L-Apr. 2012 3.4

Frozen fish and seafood(4)(6)

  -0.9   1.03 S-Feb. 2012 -1.5

Eggs

0.103 0.0 0.000 0.77 S-Feb. 2012 -6.4

Dairy and related products(4)

0.889 -0.5 -0.004 0.31 S-Apr. 2012 -1.0

Milk(4)(5)

0.287 0.3 0.001 0.33 L-Jan. 2012 0.7

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

  -0.1   0.44 L-May 2012 0.1

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

  0.5   0.48 L-Jan. 2012 1.1

Cheese and related products(4)

0.283 -1.6 -0.005 0.59 S-Apr. 2012 -1.6

Ice cream and related products

0.133 0.3 0.000 0.83 L-May 2012 0.6

Other dairy and related products(5)

0.186 -0.8 -0.002 0.61 S-Apr. 2012 -0.8

Fruits and vegetables

1.266 -0.3 -0.004 0.37 S-Mar. 2012 -0.4

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.959 -0.1 -0.001 0.47 S-Mar. 2012 -0.4

Fresh fruits

0.503 -0.8 -0.004 0.63 S-Jan. 2012 -1.8

Apples

0.091 1.5 0.001 1.15 S-May 2012 -0.4

Bananas

0.081 0.0 0.000 0.82 S-May 2012 -0.3

Citrus fruits(5)

0.113 0.1 0.000 1.48 L-May 2012 0.6

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  -1.3   1.73 L-May 2012 0.8

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.218 -3.7 -0.008 1.07 S-Jul. 2010 -4.2

Fresh vegetables

0.456 0.8 0.004 0.63 S-Apr. 2012 0.0

Potatoes

0.083 -3.3 -0.003 1.06 S-Apr. 2009 -4.9

Lettuce

0.059 2.3 0.001 1.57 L-May 2012 3.1

Tomatoes(4)

0.079 0.0 0.000 1.80 S-May 2012 -3.6

Other fresh vegetables

0.236 1.1 0.003 0.91 - -

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.307 -1.1 -0.003 0.47 S-Jan. 2003 -2.1

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.152 -1.2 -0.002 0.69 S-May 2012 -1.7

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  0.5   0.81 L-Apr. 2012 1.1

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  -2.3   0.98 S-Dec. 2003 -3.7

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.097 -1.6 -0.002 0.87 S-Jan. 2012 -1.7

Frozen vegetables(6)

  -1.1   1.04 S-Jan. 2012 -2.1

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.058 -0.1 0.000 0.79 S-Apr. 2012 -0.3

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

  -0.9   1.19 S-Jul. 2011 -1.4

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.941 -0.5 -0.005 0.42 S-May 2012 -0.6

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.703 -0.6 -0.004 0.50 S-Dec. 2010 -1.3

Carbonated drinks

0.286 -0.1 0.000 0.72 L-Apr. 2012 0.1

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 -0.6 0.000 1.09 S-Jun. 2011 -1.0

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.402 -0.1 0.000 0.65 - -

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.239 -0.5 -0.001 0.59 S-May 2012 -1.0

Coffee

0.145 -0.5 -0.001 0.81 L-Apr. 2012 -0.1

Roasted coffee(6)

  -0.6   0.77 L-Mar. 2012 -0.2

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  1.5   1.18 L-Apr. 2012 3.3

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.094 -0.4 0.000 0.77 S-May 2012 -1.6

Other food at home

2.287 0.0 0.000 0.26 L-May 2012 0.3

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.308 0.4 0.001 0.59 - -

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.060 0.0 0.000 0.49 L-May 2012 0.1

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.184 0.4 0.001 0.92 S-May 2012 -1.2

Other sweets(5)

0.064 1.1 0.001 0.71 L-May 2012 1.1

Fats and oils

0.263 -0.4 -0.001 0.51 L-May 2012 0.1

Butter and margarine(5)

0.075 -1.2 -0.001 0.79 S-Apr. 2012 -1.6

Butter(6)

  0.7   1.21 L-May 2012 1.7

Margarine(6)

  -1.7   1.06 S-Apr. 2009 -2.2

Salad dressing(4)(5)

0.065 0.9 0.001 0.80 L-Jan. 2012 1.4

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.124 -0.1 0.000 0.91 L-May 2012 0.1

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  -0.3   1.09 S-May 2012 -0.6

Other foods

1.715 0.0 -0.001 0.31 L-May 2012 0.5

Soups

0.101 0.9 0.001 1.05 L-Mar. 2012 1.5

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.300 0.7 0.002 0.76 L-Mar. 2012 1.0

Snacks(4)

0.328 -1.0 -0.003 0.75 S-Jul. 2009 -1.2

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.285 0.2 0.001 0.75 S-May 2012 -2.2

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

  -0.8   0.81 - -

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

  -0.1   1.36 L-Apr. 2012 0.1

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  1.5   1.40 L-Oct. 2011 2.6

Other condiments(4)(6)

  -0.1   0.74 S-May 2012 -0.5

Baby food(4)(5)

0.072 0.1 0.000 0.51 S-May 2012 0.0

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.629 -0.2 -0.001 0.57 L-May 2012 0.9

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  1.2   0.89 L-May 2012 2.0

Food away from home(4)

5.656 0.2 0.012 0.06 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.684 0.2 0.004 0.07 S-May 2012 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.279 0.3 0.007 0.10 S-May 2012 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.252 0.6 0.001 0.14 L-Aug. 2011 2.2

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

  0.0   0.12 L-May 2012 0.0

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

0.081 -0.1 0.000 0.23 S-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.360 0.1 0.000 0.12 S-May 2012 0.1

Energy

10.005 -0.3 -0.031 0.11 L-Mar. 2012 0.9

Energy commodities

6.108 0.2 0.009 0.11 L-Mar. 2012 1.7

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.314 -1.4 -0.004 0.42 L-Apr. 2012 -1.3

Fuel oil(4)

0.214 -0.5 -0.001 0.54 L-Mar. 2012 2.7

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

0.100 -2.2 -0.002 0.44 L-Apr. 2012 0.8

Motor fuel

5.794 0.2 0.014 0.11 L-Mar. 2012 1.7

Gasoline (all types)

5.612 0.3 0.015 0.12 L-Mar. 2012 1.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  0.3   0.28 L-Mar. 2012 1.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  0.4   0.27 L-Mar. 2012 2.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  0.0   0.27 L-Mar. 2012 1.7

Other motor fuels(5)

0.183 -1.1 -0.002 0.16 L-Mar. 2012 3.7

Energy services(11)

3.897 -1.1 -0.040 0.16 S-May 2009 -1.8

Electricity(11)

3.045 -1.3 -0.039 0.18 S-Feb. 1998 -1.3

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.852 -0.2 -0.002 0.18 S-May 2012 -4.1

All items less food and energy

75.787 0.1 0.069 0.04 S-Feb. 2012 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.763 0.0 0.007 0.09 S-Dec. 2011 -0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.341 0.0 0.001 0.15 S-May 2012 -0.2

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

0.271 -0.5 -0.001 0.62 S-May 2012 -1.1

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.039 -0.4 0.000 0.55 S-Mar. 2012 -0.4

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.076 0.5 0.000 0.68 L-Apr. 2012 0.6

Other linens(4)(5)

0.157 -1.0 -0.002 0.92 S-May 2012 -2.0

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.719 0.4 0.003 0.34 L-Mar. 2012 0.8

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.233 0.1 0.000 0.65 L-Mar. 2012 0.9

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

0.347 -0.6 -0.002 0.42 S-Sep. 2011 -1.3

Other furniture(5)

0.131 5.7 0.007 0.73 L-EVER -

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

           

Appliances(5)

0.289 -0.5 -0.001 0.38 S-May 2012 -0.6

Major appliances(5)

0.166 -0.1 0.000 0.48 S-May 2012 -0.7

Laundry equipment(6)

  0.8   0.58 L-Mar. 2012 1.1

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.119 -0.2 0.000 0.59 S-May 2012 -0.4

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)(5)

0.492 0.5 0.003 0.41 L-Feb. 2012 0.8

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.259 0.9 0.002 0.51 L-Feb. 2011 1.1

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.102 0.1 0.000 0.69 S-May 2012 -0.1

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.047 -0.2 0.000 1.02 S-May 2012 -1.8

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.084 0.8 0.001 0.51 L-Apr. 2012 1.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.682 0.1 0.001 0.28 - -

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.172 0.2 0.000 0.35 L-Feb. 2012 0.8

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.364 -0.4 -0.001 0.32 S-May 2012 -0.6

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.889 -0.1 -0.001 0.27 S-May 2012 -0.4

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.360 -0.2 -0.001 0.40 S-May 2012 -0.4

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.241 -0.1 0.000 0.38 S-May 2012 -0.1

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.287 -0.1 0.000 0.47 S-May 2012 -0.6

Apparel

3.554 0.2 0.006 0.39 S-Feb. 2012 -0.9

Men's and boys' apparel

0.861 2.1 0.018 0.61 L-Feb. 2009 2.3

Men's apparel

0.683 1.9 0.013 0.65 L-Jul. 2011 1.9

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.124 -0.3 0.000 1.77 S-Apr. 2012 -1.3

Men's furnishings

0.182 0.9 0.002 0.98 L-May 2012 3.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.210 3.9 0.008 1.49 L-Feb. 2009 5.2

Men's pants and shorts

0.159 2.5 0.004 1.32 L-Jan. 2009 2.9

Boys' apparel

0.178 1.8 0.003 1.48 L-Apr. 2012 2.6

Women's and girls' apparel

1.489 -0.4 -0.006 0.75 S-Feb. 2012 -0.8

Women's apparel

1.249 -0.3 -0.004 0.82 L-May 2012 0.7

Women's outerwear

0.072 0.8 0.001 3.37 L-Apr. 2012 4.2

Women's dresses

0.171 -3.1 -0.005 2.67 S-Apr. 2012 -4.3

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.599 0.2 0.001 1.10 L-May 2012 2.3

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

0.392 -0.2 -0.001 1.16 S-May 2012 -0.7

Girls' apparel

0.241 -0.8 -0.002 2.09 S-Feb. 2012 -2.6

Footwear

0.686 -0.1 -0.001 0.56 S-Jan. 2012 -0.3

Men's footwear(4)

0.211 -1.0 -0.002 0.85 S-Oct. 2011 -1.6

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.149 1.1 0.002 1.22 L-Aug. 2011 2.3

Women's footwear

0.326 -0.3 -0.001 0.86 S-Nov. 2011 -0.5

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.198 0.9 0.002 1.00 L-May 2012 1.6

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.320 -2.2 -0.007 1.36 S-Apr. 2012 -2.8

Watches(4)(9)

0.089 -0.7 -0.001 0.78 S-May 2012 -1.4

Jewelry(9)

0.231 -2.5 -0.006 1.56 S-Apr. 2012 -3.5

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.648 -0.2 -0.011 0.07 S-Jan. 2012 -0.3

New vehicles

3.173 -0.1 -0.004 0.11 S-Dec. 2011 -0.2

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.10 S-Dec. 2011 -0.2

New cars(6)

  -0.1   0.15 S-Jan. 2012 -0.2

New trucks(14)(6)

  0.1   0.11 S-Dec. 2011 -0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.973 -0.5 -0.009 0.02 S-Jan. 2012 -1.0

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.434 0.3 0.001 0.20 L-Jan. 2012 0.4

Tires(4)

0.295 0.2 0.001 0.25 L-Jan. 2012 0.7

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.139 0.7 0.001 0.25 L-Mar. 2012 0.7

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

  0.9   0.25 L-May 2011 0.9

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

  -0.5   0.64 S-Oct. 2011 -0.8

Medical care commodities(4)

1.719 0.5 0.009 0.14 L-Feb. 2012 0.8

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.640 0.6 0.009 0.15 L-Feb. 2012 0.8

Prescription drugs

1.327 0.7 0.010 0.14 L-Aug. 2009 0.7

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.313 0.3 0.001 0.49 L-May 2012 0.5

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.079 -0.3 0.000 0.47 S-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Recreation commodities(12)

2.307 -0.4 -0.009 0.18 S-Apr. 2012 -0.4

Video and audio products(12)

0.411 -0.7 -0.003 0.28 L-May 2012 -0.4

Televisions

0.158 -1.9 -0.003 0.64 L-May 2012 0.2

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.026 0.1 0.000 0.61 L-Feb. 2012 1.5

Audio equipment(4)

0.071 0.7 0.000 0.45 L-Jul. 2011 1.1

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

0.043 -0.5 0.000 0.47 L-May 2012 -0.2

Pets and pet products(4)

0.691 -0.6 -0.004 0.39 S-Jun. 2010 -0.7

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  -0.6   0.41 S-Jul. 2010 -0.7

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

  -0.8   0.76 S-Jan. 2012 -0.9

Sporting goods(4)

0.461 0.1 0.001 0.31 S-May 2012 -0.3

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.241 0.7 0.002 0.33 S-May 2012 -0.2

Sports equipment(4)

0.210 -0.5 -0.001 0.53 L-May 2012 -0.3

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.053 0.2 0.000 0.62 L-Apr. 2012 0.9

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

           

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  0.5   0.82 L-Apr. 2012 0.9

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.224 0.1 0.000 0.34 - -

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.123 -0.2 0.000 0.48 S-Feb. 2012 -0.7

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.097 0.4 0.000 0.47 L-Feb. 2011 0.9

Other recreational goods(5)

0.467 -0.6 -0.003 0.44 S-Apr. 2012 -1.0

Toys(4)

0.346 -0.9 -0.003 0.53 S-Apr. 2012 -1.5

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment(4)(5)(6)

  -0.8   0.51 S-Apr. 2012 -1.1

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(5)

0.061 0.6 0.000 0.91 L-Apr. 2012 1.2

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.039 0.0 0.000 0.42 S-Mar. 2012 -0.2

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.597 -0.4 -0.002 0.34 S-Apr. 2012 -0.7

Educational books and supplies

0.203 0.7 0.001 0.29 L-May 2012 0.8

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  1.9   0.24 L-Aug. 2008 3.4

Information technology commodities(12)

0.394 -1.0 -0.004 0.43 S-Apr. 2012 -1.3

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.262 -1.1 -0.003 0.51 S-Apr. 2012 -1.6

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.047 -0.7 0.000 0.75 L-May 2012 0.1

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

0.086 -0.9 -0.001 0.77 L-May 2012 -0.2

Alcoholic beverages

0.949 -0.1 -0.001 0.13 S-Mar. 2012 -0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.570 0.0 0.000 0.21 - -

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.270 -0.4 -0.001 0.27 - -

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.072 -0.2 0.000 0.33 S-May 2012 -0.4

Whiskey at home(6)

  -0.9   0.49 S-Mar. 2012 -1.2

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

  0.4   0.59 L-Jan. 2012 1.2

Wine at home

0.229 0.5 0.001 0.37 - -

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.379 -0.3 -0.001 0.16 S-Mar. 2012 -0.4

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

  0.0   0.13 S-Mar. 2012 0.0

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

  0.1   0.20 S-May 2012 -0.1

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

  -0.5   0.20 S-Mar. 2012 -0.8

Other goods(12)

1.648 0.6 0.010 0.19 L-Sep. 2011 0.6

Tobacco and smoking products(4)

0.793 1.1 0.009 0.16 L-Jul. 2010 1.6

Cigarettes(4)(5)

0.733 1.2 0.009 0.17 L-Jul. 2010 1.8

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.053 0.2 0.000 0.46 L-May 2012 0.3

Personal care products(4)

0.650 0.2 0.001 0.37 S-May 2012 -1.0

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

0.339 0.8 0.003 0.54 L-Mar. 2012 1.5

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

0.305 -0.5 -0.002 0.56 S-May 2012 -0.9

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.206 -0.2 0.000 0.44 S-May 2012 -0.2

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  -0.2   0.46 S-Mar. 2012 -0.4

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

  -1.6   0.51 S-Aug. 2011 -2.3

Services less energy services

56.024 0.1 0.062 0.03 S-Feb. 2012 0.1

Shelter

31.411 0.1 0.044 0.05 - -

Rent of shelter(16)

31.064 0.1 0.029 0.05 - -

Rent of primary residence(11)

6.432 0.3 0.020 0.07 L-Oct. 2011 0.3

Lodging away from home(5)

0.866 -2.3 -0.019 0.86 S-Apr. 2008 -2.7

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

0.153 0.5 0.001 0.05 L-Aug. 2010 0.5

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.713 -3.0 -0.020 1.07 S-Sep. 2005 -3.4

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

23.766 0.2 0.042 0.04 L-Apr. 2012 0.2

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

22.363 0.2 0.039 0.04 L-Apr. 2012 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.347 0.3 0.001 0.21 L-Apr. 2012 0.7

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.172 0.3 0.003 0.13 S-May 2012 0.3

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.884 0.1 0.001 0.17 S-Aug. 2011 0.1

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.288 0.9 0.002 0.15 L-Jan. 2008 1.0

Household operations(4)(5)

0.728 -0.1 0.000 0.10 S-May 2012 -0.1

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.250 -0.3 -0.001 0.07 S-May 2012 -0.3

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.236 0.0 0.000 0.11 L-Apr. 2012 0.5

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

0.091 -0.2 0.000 0.43 S-Apr. 2012 -0.7

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.078 0.4 0.000 0.14 S-Mar. 2012 0.3

Medical care services

5.391 0.3 0.018 0.06 S-Mar. 2012 0.3

Professional services

2.993 0.2 0.005 0.08 S-Apr. 2012 0.1

Physicians' services(11)

1.605 0.4 0.006 0.12 S-May 2012 0.2

Dental services(11)

0.759 0.1 0.001 0.08 S-May 2012 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(9)

0.253 -0.8 -0.002 0.23 S-Sep. 2008 -1.7

Services by other medical professionals(4)(11)(9)

0.376 0.0 0.000 0.12 L-May 2012 0.2

Hospital and related services

1.755 0.4 0.006 0.11 S-Mar. 2012 0.2

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.533 0.4 0.006 0.12 S-Mar. 2012 0.2

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

  0.4   0.18 S-Mar. 2012 0.1

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

  0.4   0.22 S-Mar. 2012 0.2

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

0.137 0.3 0.000 0.12 L-May 2012 0.3

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

0.086 0.0 0.000 0.15 S-Mar. 2012 0.0

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.644 0.9 0.006 0.07 S-May 2012 0.8

Transportation services

5.772 -0.2 -0.012 0.11 - -

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.387 -1.3 -0.005 0.44 S-Aug. 2011 -1.3

Car and truck rental(5)

0.069 0.2 0.000 1.34 S-May 2012 -2.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.145 -0.1 -0.001 0.12 S-Mar. 2012 -0.1

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.057 0.1 0.000 0.14 S-Apr. 2012 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.457 -0.1 0.000 0.15 S-Dec. 2010 -0.1

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.595 -0.1 -0.001 0.19 S-Apr. 2012 -0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.407 0.4 0.011 0.16 - -

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.559 0.3 0.002 0.12 L-Jan. 2012 1.4

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

0.325 0.0 0.000 0.12 - -

Parking and other fees(4)(5)

0.212 0.8 0.002 0.16 L-Jan. 2012 3.9

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

  1.0   0.13 L-Jan. 2012 5.0

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

  0.1   0.26 S-Mar. 2012 0.1

Public transportation

1.204 -1.5 -0.018 0.29 L-May 2012 0.8

Airline fare

0.792 -2.7 -0.021 0.40 S-Nov. 2008 -4.5

Other intercity transportation

0.152 -1.5 -0.002 0.66 S-Jan. 2009 -2.7

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

  1.4   0.52 - -

Intercity train fare(4)(7)(6)

  6.0   1.24 L-Jul. 2010 9.9

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.82 S-May 2012 -0.3

Intracity transportation(4)

0.258 1.3 0.003 0.07 L-Jan. 2011 2.3

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

  1.7   0.09 L-Jan. 2011 2.8

Recreation services(12)

3.720 0.1 0.003 0.19 S-Apr. 2012 0.1

Video and audio services(12)

1.509 0.2 0.003 0.23 L-May 2012 0.4

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.398 0.3 0.004 0.23 L-May 2012 0.5

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

0.112 -0.9 -0.001 0.84 S-Feb. 2012 -1.4

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

  -1.2   1.22 L-May 2012 -0.1

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

  -1.1   0.75 S-Jul. 2010 -1.3

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.407 0.4 0.002 0.19 L-Dec. 2011 0.7

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  0.6   0.22 L-Mar. 2011 1.0

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.9   0.19 L-Dec. 2011 0.9

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.058 0.0 0.000 0.36 S-May 2012 -0.1

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.36 S-May 2012 0.0

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  -0.2   0.44 S-May 2012 -0.2

Other recreation services(5)

1.744 -0.1 -0.002 0.35 S-Apr. 2012 -0.1

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

0.565 -0.1 -0.001 0.71 S-May 2012 -0.4

Admissions(4)

0.642 0.2 0.001 0.50 S-Apr. 2012 0.1

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

  0.3   0.42 S-Apr. 2012 0.1

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

  -0.2   0.52 S-Feb. 2012 -1.0

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.229 -0.5 -0.001 0.23 S-Sep. 2011 -0.8

Education and communication services(12)

6.124 0.0 0.002 0.07 S-Dec. 2010 0.0

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.972 0.5 0.016 0.12 L-Jul. 2011 0.5

College tuition and fees

1.666 0.6 0.011 0.21 L-Aug. 2011 0.7

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.378 0.7 0.003 0.03 L-Jul. 2011 0.9

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.768 0.4 0.003 0.11 L-May 2012 0.4

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.059 -0.6 0.000 0.18 S-Sep. 2009 -0.6

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.149 0.2 0.000 0.01 L-Mar. 2012 0.2

Postage(4)

0.138 0.3 0.000 0.00 L-Feb. 2012 3.1

Delivery services(4)(5)

0.011 -1.4 0.000 0.12 S-Feb. 2009 -4.1

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.405 -0.5 -0.012 0.05 S-Dec. 2010 -0.6

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.461 -0.7 -0.010 0.06 S-Jul. 2011 -0.7

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.944 -0.1 -0.001 0.09 S-Apr. 2011 -0.1

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

0.584 -0.5 -0.003 0.29 - -

Other personal services(12)

1.706 0.2 0.003 0.10 S-May 2012 0.2

Personal care services(4)

0.627 0.1 0.001 0.11 L-May 2012 0.1

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

0.627 0.1 0.001 0.11 L-May 2012 0.1

Miscellaneous personal services

1.078 0.4 0.004 0.13 - -

Legal services(9)

0.296 -0.4 -0.001 0.12 S-EVER -

Funeral expenses(9)

0.157 0.5 0.001 0.09 L-Jun. 2009 0.6

Laundry and dry cleaning services(5)

0.239 0.2 0.001 0.09 - -

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

0.030 0.0 0.000 0.19 - -

Financial services(4)(9)

0.215 1.1 0.002 0.62 L-Apr. 2012 1.4

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

  0.8   0.51 L-Feb. 2012 2.0

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

  0.5   0.73 S-Feb. 2012 0.5

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.792 0.0 0.038 0.03 - -

All items less shelter

68.589 0.0 0.002 0.04 - -

All items less food and shelter

54.381 0.0 -0.006 0.05 - -

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.376 0.1 0.025 0.05 S-Feb. 2012 0.1

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

42.403 0.1 0.035 0.05 S-Feb. 2012 0.1

All items less medical care

92.890 0.0 0.019 0.03 - -

All items less energy

89.995 0.1 0.077 0.03 S-Feb. 2012 0.1

Commodities

40.079 0.1 0.021 0.06 L-Mar. 2012 0.4

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.791 0.1 0.016 0.09 S-May 2012 0.1

Commodities less food

25.871 0.0 0.012 0.07 L-Mar. 2012 0.6

Commodities less food and beverages

24.922 0.1 0.013 0.07 L-Mar. 2012 0.6

Services

59.921 0.0 0.021 0.04 S-Jan. 2010 -0.2

Services less rent of shelter(16)

28.857 -0.1 -0.025 0.05 S-Feb. 2012 -0.1

Services less medical care services

54.529 -0.1 -0.028 0.04 S-Jan. 2010 -0.1

Durables

8.939 -0.1 -0.009 0.07 S-Jan. 2012 -0.1

Nondurables

31.140 0.1 0.046 0.07 L-Mar. 2012 0.6

Nondurables less food

16.932 0.1 0.020 0.10 L-Mar. 2012 0.8

Nondurables less food and beverages

15.983 0.2 0.024 0.11 L-Mar. 2012 0.9

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.429 0.1 0.016 0.07 L-Mar. 2012 1.1

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.378 0.1 0.013 0.07 L-Mar. 2012 1.0

Housing

40.863 0.0 0.009 0.05 S-May 2012 0.0

Education and communication(5)

6.721 0.0 -0.001 0.08 S-Dec. 2010 -0.1

Education(5)

3.175 0.5 0.018 0.12 L-Jul. 2011 0.5

Communication(5)

3.546 -0.5 -0.019 0.07 S-Dec. 2010 -0.6

Information and information processing(5)

3.397 -0.6 -0.019 0.08 S-Dec. 2010 -0.6

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

0.992 -0.7 -0.007 0.26 S-Aug. 2011 -0.7

Recreation(5)

6.027 -0.1 -0.007 0.15 S-Apr. 2012 -0.1

Video and audio(5)

1.921 0.0 0.000 0.19 L-May 2012 0.3

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.099 -0.3 -0.003 0.26 S-Jun. 2010 -0.3

Photography(5)

0.113 0.1 0.000 0.36 L-Apr. 2012 0.5

Food and beverages

15.157 0.1 0.008 0.08 S-May 2012 0.0

Domestically produced farm food(4)

7.223 -0.1 -0.006 0.14 S-Feb. 2012 -0.1

Other services

11.549 0.1 0.009 0.08 S-Feb. 2012 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.868 0.2 0.007 0.47 S-Feb. 2012 -1.1

Fuels and utilities

5.383 -0.8 -0.042 0.13 S-May 2009 -1.3

Household energy

4.211 -1.1 -0.045 0.15 S-May 2009 -1.8

Medical care

7.110 0.4 0.027 0.06 S-May 2012 0.4

Transportation

17.214 -0.1 -0.009 0.06 L-Mar. 2012 0.9

Private transportation

16.010 0.1 0.009 0.06 L-Mar. 2012 0.9

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.671 -0.3 -0.018 0.08 S-Jan. 2012 -0.4

Utilities and public transportation

10.076 -0.7 -0.070 0.09 S-Nov. 2008 -1.0

Household furnishings and operations

4.069 0.2 0.007 0.12 - -

Other goods and services

3.354 0.4 0.014 0.11 L-Nov. 2011 0.4

Personal care

2.561 0.2 0.005 0.13 S-May 2012 0.1

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

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


Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, July 2012, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jun.
2012
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Jul. 2011-
Jul. 2012
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Jul. 2011-
Jul. 2012(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 1.4   0.07 S-Nov. 2010 1.1

Food

14.208 2.3 0.324 0.14 S-Feb. 2011 2.3

Food at home

8.552 1.9 0.158 0.20 S-Dec. 2010 1.7

Cereals and bakery products

1.228 2.9 0.033 0.43 L-May 2012 3.7

Cereals and cereal products

0.475 3.2 0.012 0.72 L-May 2012 4.0

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.054 5.0 0.003 1.33 S-Apr. 2011 3.4

Breakfast cereal

0.292 2.7 0.005 0.94 L-May 2012 3.0

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.130 3.4 0.004 1.08 L-May 2012 5.0

Rice(4)(5)

  2.6   1.67 L-Apr. 2012 5.6

Bakery products

0.752 2.8 0.021 0.59 L-May 2012 3.6

Bread(4)

0.221 3.2 0.007 1.22 L-Apr. 2012 4.1

White bread(5)

  2.0   1.78 L-May 2012 2.7

Bread other than white(5)

  4.2   1.73 L-Mar. 2012 5.9

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.111 1.8 0.002 1.05 S-Oct. 2010 1.5

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.181 5.3 0.010 1.06 L-May 2012 5.7

Cookies(5)

  5.7   1.51 L-May 2012 7.4

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  5.3   1.15 L-Apr. 2012 6.8

Other bakery products

0.239 0.8 0.002 1.00 S-Apr. 2011 0.0

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  2.9   1.61 S-May 2011 2.7

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  1.4   1.88 S-Apr. 2011 0.1

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

  -0.6   1.52 S-Apr. 2011 -1.6

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.941 3.1 0.058 0.39 S-May 2012 2.7

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.838 3.2 0.057 0.41 S-May 2012 2.9

Meats

1.191 2.8 0.032 0.52 S-May 2012 2.8

Beef and veal

0.559 6.6 0.035 0.74 S-May 2012 5.4

Uncooked ground beef

0.221 5.8 0.012 1.14 S-Sep. 2010 5.1

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.081 4.7 0.004 1.80 S-May 2012 4.7

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.207 8.9 0.017 1.12 L-Jan. 2012 9.7

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.051 5.4 0.003 1.47 L-Mar. 2012 7.1

Pork

0.368 -1.0 -0.004 0.87 S-Mar. 2010 -2.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.138 -1.9 -0.003 1.49 L-May 2012 -1.1

Bacon and related products(5)

  -2.6   2.54 L-Apr. 2012 3.3

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  1.9   1.68 S-Apr. 2012 1.6

Ham

0.081 1.1 0.001 1.75 S-Mar. 2010 -2.9

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  0.6   2.43 S-Mar. 2010 -2.5

Pork chops

0.061 1.4 0.001 1.66 L-Apr. 2012 3.6

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.089 -3.5 -0.003 1.96 S-Jan. 2010 -4.2

Other meats

0.263 0.4 0.000 1.30 S-May 2010 -0.3

Frankfurters(5)

  0.6   3.30 S-Oct. 2010 -0.3

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  0.4   0.93 S-Jul. 2010 -0.3

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  -2.4   3.30 S-Oct. 2009 -3.5

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  -9.8   5.73 S-EVER -

Poultry

0.341 6.1 0.020 0.93 L-Apr. 2012 6.1

Chicken(4)

0.264 5.5 0.014 0.99 L-Mar. 2008 5.9

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  3.5   2.17 L-Apr. 2012 8.8

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  6.5   1.25 L-Jan. 2008 10.2

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.076 8.2 0.006 2.24 S-Oct. 2011 7.3

Fish and seafood

0.306 1.6 0.005 1.03 - -

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.157 -0.3 0.000 1.47 L-Apr. 2012 1.7

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.149 3.7 0.005 1.17 S-Apr. 2011 3.4

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  6.3   2.12 L-May 2012 7.2

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  1.8   2.12 S-Oct. 2010 0.7

Eggs

0.103 2.4 0.001 1.18 S-May 2012 1.4

Dairy and related products

0.889 -0.2 -0.002 0.51 S-Mar. 2010 -0.4

Milk(4)

0.287 -1.9 -0.006 0.79 S-Jan. 2010 -6.9

Fresh whole milk(5)

  -3.1   1.28 S-Jan. 2010 -8.6

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  -1.1   1.16 S-Jan. 2010 -5.4

Cheese and related products

0.283 -1.3 -0.004 0.88 S-Mar. 2010 -2.8

Ice cream and related products

0.133 2.5 0.003 1.31 S-Jan. 2011 2.4

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.186 2.6 0.004 0.93 S-May 2011 1.6

Fruits and vegetables

1.266 -0.7 -0.009 0.55 S-Apr. 2012 -1.7

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.959 -1.8 -0.018 0.69 S-May 2012 -2.1

Fresh fruits

0.503 -1.0 -0.006 1.01 S-Jan. 2012 -3.1

Apples

0.091 9.8 0.009 1.75 L-Oct. 2011 12.3

Bananas

0.081 0.2 0.000 1.44 L-Jan. 2012 2.5

Citrus fruits(4)

0.113 1.0 0.004 2.25 S-Apr. 2012 0.4

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  0.7   2.47 S-Mar. 2012 0.1

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.218 -8.0 -0.019 1.56 S-Mar. 2011 -8.2

Fresh vegetables

0.456 -2.5 -0.012 1.01 L-Jan. 2012 -0.2

Potatoes

0.083 -7.9 -0.006 1.86 S-Apr. 2010 -8.0

Lettuce

0.059 -3.2 -0.003 2.27 L-Jan. 2012 -1.4

Tomatoes

0.079 -1.7 -0.002 2.40 L-Jan. 2012 -0.4

Other fresh vegetables

0.236 -0.5 -0.002 1.33 L-Dec. 2011 1.9

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.307 2.9 0.008 0.70 S-Aug. 2011 2.4

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.152 1.2 0.002 1.02 S-Jun. 2011 1.1

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  0.9   1.19 S-Jan. 2011 -0.1

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  1.4   1.43 S-Aug. 2011 1.2

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.097 3.8 0.003 1.23 S-Aug. 2011 3.4

Frozen vegetables(5)

  5.0   1.25 S-Sep. 2011 3.8

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.058 6.2 0.003 1.36 S-Mar. 2012 5.9

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

  15.7   2.74 L-Feb. 2012 16.0

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.941 -0.3 -0.002 0.68 S-Dec. 2010 -1.2

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.703 0.0 0.000 0.84 S-Feb. 2011 0.0

Carbonated drinks

0.286 0.2 0.001 1.14 S-Feb. 2011 -0.8

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 4.3 0.001 2.34 S-Mar. 2011 2.9

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.402 -0.3 -0.001 1.05 S-Jan. 2011 -1.9

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.239 -1.0 -0.002 0.99 S-Oct. 2009 -1.2

Coffee

0.145 -2.8 -0.004 1.45 S-Dec. 2009 -2.8

Roasted coffee(5)

  -3.3   1.78 S-May 2009 -3.5

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  -0.6   2.00 S-Aug. 2010 -0.7

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.094 1.3 0.002 1.25 S-May 2012 -1.0

Other food at home

2.287 3.7 0.080 0.41 S-Jul. 2011 3.5

Sugar and sweets

0.308 4.4 0.013 0.99 L-May 2012 4.6

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.060 1.4 0.001 0.92 S-Jul. 2008 0.8

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.184 5.2 0.009 1.53 L-Apr. 2012 6.8

Other sweets(4)

0.064 4.8 0.003 1.05 L-May 2012 4.9

Fats and oils

0.263 4.9 0.012 0.82 S-Feb. 2011 4.8

Butter and margarine(4)

0.075 -3.9 -0.003 1.41 S-Mar. 2010 -4.2

Butter(5)

  -11.7   2.47 S-Nov. 2009 -14.9

Margarine(5)

  4.6   1.86 S-Dec. 2010 1.2

Salad dressing(4)

0.065 2.4 0.002 1.32 L-May 2012 5.0

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.124 12.3 0.014 1.22 S-Sep. 2011 10.8

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  33.5   1.63 S-Dec. 2011 27.2

Other foods

1.715 3.4 0.055 0.49 S-Aug. 2011 3.0

Soups

0.101 2.9 0.003 1.59 S-Dec. 2011 2.5

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.300 1.2 0.004 1.11 L-May 2012 2.1

Snacks

0.328 7.1 0.022 0.93 S-Apr. 2012 5.6

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.285 1.6 0.005 1.04 S-May 2011 1.4

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

  4.6   1.99 S-Aug. 2011 4.0

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  -3.3   1.64 S-Aug. 2010 -4.5

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  1.3   1.83 L-Mar. 2012 2.5

Other condiments(5)

  4.0   1.66 L-Apr. 2012 6.4

Baby food(4)

0.072 3.2 0.003 0.94 S-Aug. 2011 2.8

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.629 3.4 0.018 0.80 S-Mar. 2012 3.4

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  5.3   1.42 L-May 2011 6.1

Food away from home

5.656 2.9 0.166 0.17 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.684 2.7 0.073 0.21 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.279 3.3 0.076 0.30 L-May 2012 3.3

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.252 2.5 0.006 0.54 S-Jun. 2011 2.3

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

  1.9   0.73 S-Jul. 2010 -0.3

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.081 3.4 0.003 0.88 S-Dec. 2011 2.7

Other food away from home(4)

0.360 2.2 0.008 0.45 S-May 2012 2.0

Energy

10.005 -5.0 -0.504 0.19 S-Oct. 2009 -14.0

Energy commodities

6.108 -5.5 -0.351 0.18 S-Oct. 2009 -18.7

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.314 -7.3 -0.025 0.92 S-Nov. 2009 -7.7

Fuel oil

0.214 -5.6 -0.013 1.14 L-May 2012 -1.1

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.100 -10.5 -0.012 1.24 S-Oct. 2009 -17.4

Motor fuel

5.794 -5.4 -0.326 0.19 S-Oct. 2009 -18.4

Gasoline (all types)

5.612 -5.5 -0.315 0.19 S-Oct. 2009 -17.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  -5.7   0.48 S-Oct. 2009 -18.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  -4.9   0.45 S-Oct. 2009 -17.2

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  -4.8   0.45 S-Oct. 2009 -16.8

Other motor fuels(4)

0.183 -5.2 -0.011 0.33 S-Nov. 2009 -6.0

Energy services(10)

3.897 -4.1 -0.153 0.32 S-Feb. 2010 -4.2

Electricity(10)

3.045 -1.3 -0.032 0.37 S-Feb. 2010 -2.7

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.852 -12.7 -0.121 0.62 L-Apr. 2012 -11.6

All items less food and energy

75.787 2.1 1.588 0.09 S-Oct. 2011 2.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.763 1.1 0.227 0.20 S-Apr. 2011 0.7

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.341 0.6 0.020 0.35 L-Apr. 2012 0.7

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.271 -3.7 -0.011 1.43 L-Apr. 2012 -2.4

Floor coverings(4)

0.039 -2.4 -0.001 1.43 S-Jan. 2011 -2.7

Window coverings(4)

0.076 1.1 0.001 2.32 L-Nov. 2011 2.1

Other linens(4)

0.157 -6.3 -0.011 1.74 L-Apr. 2012 -4.4

Furniture and bedding

0.719 1.8 0.014 0.91 L-Apr. 2012 1.8

Bedroom furniture

0.233 0.5 0.002 1.64 S-Apr. 2012 0.2

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

0.347 1.9 0.006 1.20 S-Dec. 2011 1.9

Other furniture(4)

0.131 4.2 0.006 2.17 L-Feb. 1999 4.3

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

           

Appliances(4)

0.289 2.4 0.007 0.76 S-Dec. 2011 1.5

Major appliances(4)

0.166 5.9 0.010 1.10 S-Jan. 2012 5.9

Laundry equipment(5)

  10.0   1.75 L-Mar. 2012 11.5

Other appliances(4)

0.119 -2.6 -0.003 1.22 S-Dec. 2010 -3.2

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.492 -3.9 -0.021 1.21 L-Dec. 2011 -3.9

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.259 -5.1 -0.014 1.82 L-Aug. 2011 -4.8

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.102 -0.3 0.000 1.49 L-Feb. 2012 0.6

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.047 -10.8 -0.006 2.54 S-May 2012 -11.2

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.084 0.2 0.000 1.31 L-Apr. 2012 0.4

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.682 1.1 0.008 0.60 - -

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.172 1.3 0.002 1.02 S-Jun. 2011 1.1

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.364 1.0 0.004 0.77 - -

Housekeeping supplies

0.889 2.7 0.023 0.51 S-Nov. 2011 2.7

Household cleaning products(4)

0.360 2.4 0.008 0.81 S-May 2012 2.2

Household paper products(4)

0.241 3.8 0.009 0.92 S-Jan. 2012 3.3

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.287 2.1 0.006 1.02 S-Nov. 2011 2.0

Apparel

3.554 3.0 0.105 0.95 S-Jun. 2011 1.9

Men's and boys' apparel

0.861 4.2 0.036 1.06 L-May 2012 5.5

Men's apparel

0.683 3.6 0.025 1.19 S-Sep. 2011 3.5

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.124 -0.1 0.000 3.03 S-Oct. 2011 -1.1

Men's furnishings

0.182 5.3 0.009 2.44 L-May 2012 7.7

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.210 5.1 0.011 2.52 L-Apr. 2012 7.6

Men's pants and shorts

0.159 3.7 0.004 2.41 L-May 2012 6.9

Boys' apparel

0.178 6.4 0.011 2.92 L-May 2012 7.6

Women's and girls' apparel

1.489 3.0 0.046 1.86 S-Jul. 2011 2.7

Women's apparel

1.249 2.7 0.034 2.10 S-Sep. 2011 2.5

Women's outerwear

0.072 -3.8 0.005 9.10 S-Jun. 2010 -7.9

Women's dresses

0.171 0.6 0.001 6.62 S-Jan. 2012 -0.3

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.599 3.6 0.022 2.06 S-Mar. 2012 1.3

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

0.392 1.9 0.006 3.96 S-Jun. 2011 1.2

Girls' apparel

0.241 4.9 0.011 4.48 S-Jul. 2011 3.3

Footwear

0.686 3.0 0.020 1.07 - -

Men's footwear

0.211 2.0 0.004 1.63 S-Mar. 2012 1.7

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.149 2.6 0.004 2.62 L-Nov. 2011 3.4

Women's footwear

0.326 3.9 0.012 1.73 L-Jan. 2010 5.5

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.198 5.7 0.011 2.01 S-Dec. 2011 4.9

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.320 -2.1 -0.007 2.42 S-Dec. 2005 -2.2

Watches(8)

0.089 -0.9 0.001 1.57 S-Jan. 2011 -1.3

Jewelry(8)

0.231 -2.9 -0.007 2.79 S-Jul. 2005 -4.5

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.648 1.1 0.054 0.19 S-EVER -

New vehicles

3.173 0.8 0.027 0.30 S-Jan. 2011 0.1

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  0.8   0.30 S-Jan. 2011 0.2

New cars(5)

  0.2   0.40 S-Jan. 2011 -0.8

New trucks(13)(5)

  1.5   0.30 L-Apr. 2012 2.0

Used cars and trucks

1.973 1.1 0.014 0.22 S-Sep. 2009 -2.7

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.434 2.8 0.012 0.44 L-May 2012 3.6

Tires

0.295 2.8 0.008 0.63 - -

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.139 2.9 0.004 0.68 L-May 2012 3.0

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  2.3   0.63 L-Mar. 2012 2.3

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  5.4   1.76 S-Feb. 2011 4.2

Medical care commodities

1.719 3.4 0.056 0.40 L-May 2010 3.4

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.640 3.4 0.054 0.41 L-Mar. 2012 3.4

Prescription drugs

1.327 3.9 0.050 0.44 L-Mar. 2012 4.2

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.313 1.4 0.004 0.88 L-EVER -

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.079 2.5 0.002 0.82 L-EVER -

Recreation commodities(11)

2.307 -1.9 -0.047 0.39 S-May 2011 -2.0

Video and audio products(11)

0.411 -10.3 -0.045 0.60 S-Dec. 2010 -10.5

Televisions

0.158 -19.5 -0.033 1.34 - -

Other video equipment(4)

0.026 -12.3 -0.003 1.56 L-May 2012 -12.1

Audio equipment

0.071 -7.5 -0.006 1.07 S-May 2012 -8.7

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.043 -4.9 -0.002 1.35 S-Nov. 2010 -5.3

Pets and pet products

0.691 1.6 0.011 0.79 S-May 2011 0.6

Pet food(4)(5)

  1.8   0.92 S-May 2011 0.9

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

  0.3   1.71 S-May 2012 0.3

Sporting goods

0.461 -0.2 -0.003 0.84 L-Apr. 2012 0.3

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.241 0.6 0.002 0.89 L-Apr. 2012 1.2

Sports equipment

0.210 -1.3 -0.004 1.45 L-May 2012 -1.1

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.053 -3.7 -0.002 1.54 L-Apr. 2012 -3.5

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

           

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -5.8   2.64 L-Apr. 2012 -5.8

Recreational reading materials

0.224 2.8 0.006 1.14 L-Dec. 2009 2.8

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.123 6.4 0.008 0.90 L-Oct. 2009 6.6

Recreational books(4)

0.097 -1.5 -0.002 2.06 L-May 2012 -1.3

Other recreational goods(4)

0.467 -3.4 -0.015 1.11 L-Mar. 2012 -2.3

Toys

0.346 -5.4 -0.018 1.36 - -

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

  -2.2   1.11 S-Oct. 2011 -2.7

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.061 4.3 0.003 1.76 L-Nov. 2011 4.5

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.039 1.3 0.001 1.08 L-Apr. 2010 1.3

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.597 -2.6 -0.014 0.84 S-May 2012 -3.2

Educational books and supplies

0.203 6.3 0.012 1.03 L-May 2010 6.3

College textbooks(14)(5)

  8.1   1.03 L-Jul. 2009 8.9

Information technology commodities(11)

0.394 -7.6 -0.026 1.09 S-May 2012 -8.5

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.262 -8.5 -0.019 1.28 S-May 2012 -10.6

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.047 -4.9 -0.003 2.07 S-Nov. 2011 -5.6

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

0.086 -6.3 -0.005 2.89 S-Oct. 2010 -6.6

Alcoholic beverages

0.949 1.9 0.018 0.45 - -

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.570 1.3 0.007 0.43 L-Dec. 2009 1.5

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.270 1.6 0.005 0.60 S-Apr. 2012 1.5

Distilled spirits at home

0.072 -0.2 0.000 0.67 S-May 2012 -0.5

Whiskey at home(5)

  1.7   0.93 S-May 2012 1.3

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  -0.6   1.00 S-Feb. 2012 -1.1

Wine at home

0.229 1.2 0.003 0.79 L-Sep. 2009 1.4

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.379 2.8 0.011 1.04 S-May 2012 2.8

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

  1.8   0.68 L-Feb. 2012 1.9

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  3.1   0.98 S-May 2012 2.9

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  3.4   1.83 S-May 2012 3.3

Other goods(11)

1.648 2.1 0.035 0.47 L-Apr. 2011 2.3

Tobacco and smoking products

0.793 3.1 0.026 0.67 L-May 2011 3.4

Cigarettes(4)

0.733 3.1 0.024 0.71 L-May 2011 3.4

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.053 2.3 0.001 1.05 - -

Personal care products

0.650 1.6 0.011 0.71 L-Sep. 2009 1.7

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

0.339 2.1 0.007 1.12 L-Dec. 2006 2.1

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.305 1.2 0.004 0.90 S-Mar. 2012 1.1

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.206 -0.7 -0.001 1.02 S-May 2012 -1.3

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  0.3   1.16 S-May 2012 -0.1

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -4.0   1.18 S-EVER -

Services less energy services

56.024 2.5 1.361 0.10 - -

Shelter

31.411 2.1 0.653 0.13 S-Mar. 2012 2.1

Rent of shelter(15)

31.064 2.1 0.641 0.14 S-Mar. 2012 2.1

Rent of primary residence(10)

6.432 2.8 0.167 0.18 L-May 2009 3.0

Lodging away from home(4)

0.866 -0.1 -0.004 1.03 S-Apr. 2010 -2.4

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

0.153 4.0 0.006 0.32 L-Aug. 2011 4.0

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.713 -1.1 -0.010 1.27 S-Apr. 2010 -1.4

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

23.766 2.0 0.478 0.15 - -

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

22.363 2.0 0.448 0.15 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.347 3.4 0.012 0.94 L-May 2012 3.4

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.172 5.5 0.062 0.48 - -

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.884 6.5 0.055 0.63 S-May 2012 6.4

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.288 2.7 0.007 0.48 L-Dec. 2011 2.8

Household operations(4)

0.728 2.4 0.017 0.42 S-May 2012 2.1

Domestic services(4)

0.250 1.5 0.004 0.53 S-May 2012 1.2

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.236 1.3 0.003 0.42 S-Jun. 2011 1.0

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.091 4.6 0.004 2.54 L-Mar. 2006 5.3

Repair of household items(4)

0.078   0.005 1.03 - -

Medical care services

5.391 4.4 0.225 0.23 L-Jun. 2008 4.6

Professional services

2.993 2.0 0.058 0.24 - -

Physicians' services(10)

1.605 2.4 0.038 0.39 L-Jan. 2012 2.4

Dental services(10)

0.759 2.1 0.015 0.38 - -

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.253 0.8 0.002 0.69 S-Mar. 2012 0.5

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.376 0.8 0.003 0.34 - -

Hospital and related services

1.755 5.3 0.090 0.43 - -

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.533 5.7 0.083 0.50 S-May 2012 5.1

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

  6.2   1.10 S-May 2012 5.1

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

  5.2   0.81 S-May 2012 4.8

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

0.137 3.8 0.005 0.34 - -

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.086 1.1 0.001 0.62 L-Apr. 2012 1.3

Health insurance(7)

0.644 14.5 0.077 0.24 L-EVER -

Transportation services

5.772 1.6 0.092 0.34 S-Mar. 2012 1.4

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.387 -6.6 -0.032 1.06 S-May 2010 -6.9

Car and truck rental(4)

0.069 1.5 0.000 2.53 L-Jul. 2011 1.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.145 1.8 0.021 0.32 S-Apr. 2011 1.7

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 2.2 0.001 0.61 L-Apr. 2011 2.5

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.457 2.3 0.010 0.46 S-Jan. 2012 2.3

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.595 1.5 0.009 0.47 S-May 2012 1.5

Motor vehicle insurance

2.407 3.4 0.085 0.69 L-Dec. 2011 3.4

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.559 3.4 0.018 0.40 L-Sep. 2010 3.4

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

0.325 1.1 0.003 0.59 L-Jan. 2012 1.2

Parking and other fees(4)

0.212 7.1 0.014 0.37 L-Nov. 2009 7.2

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  8.7   0.65 S-Apr. 2012 8.7

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  3.3   0.62 S-May 2012 2.8

Public transportation

1.204 0.1 0.000 0.74 S-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Airline fare

0.792 -0.7 -0.007 1.04 S-Mar. 2012 -0.8

Other intercity transportation

0.152 -1.3 -0.002 1.41 S-Mar. 2012 -2.8

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

      0.72 - -

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  0.7   2.70 L-Jun. 2011 4.6

Ship fare(4)(5)

  -2.2   1.72 S-Mar. 2012 -3.5

Intracity transportation

0.258 3.4 0.009 0.48 L-Dec. 2011 4.3

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  3.2   1.48 L-Dec. 2011 4.5

Recreation services(11)

3.720 3.4 0.124 0.50 L-EVER -

Video and audio services(11)

1.509 4.4 0.064 0.78 S-Apr. 2012 4.4

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.398 4.7 0.064 0.83 S-May 2012 4.5

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

0.112 0.0 0.000 3.13 S-May 2011 -0.6

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -7.3   3.14 S-Feb. 2011 -8.0

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

  6.2   4.48 S-Jun. 2011 4.9

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.407 3.1 0.013 1.14 L-Apr. 2012 3.1

Pet services(4)(5)

  3.0   1.05 L-Feb. 2012 3.4

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  3.1   1.50 L-Feb. 2012 3.2

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.058 2.4 0.002 1.20 L-Apr. 2012 2.6

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  1.3   1.73 L-Apr. 2012 1.8

Film processing(4)(5)

  2.5   1.08 L-Apr. 2012 2.5

Other recreation services(4)

1.744 2.6 0.045 0.79 L-Feb. 2009 2.6

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

0.565 3.4 0.019 1.56 L-Mar. 2012 3.4

Admissions

0.642 3.5 0.022 1.05 L-May 2010 3.6

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

  3.2   1.24 L-May 2010 3.5

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  5.2   1.31 L-Jan. 2009 5.6

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.229 -0.6 -0.001 0.94 S-EVER -

Education and communication services(11)

6.124 2.5 0.145 0.26 S-Mar. 2012 2.5

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.972 4.2 0.122 0.44 - -

College tuition and fees

1.666 5.4 0.082 0.77 L-Apr. 2012 5.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.378 3.3 0.013 0.51 S-Sep. 1983 1.2

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.768 2.5 0.020 0.35 L-Nov. 2011 2.7

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.059 3.3 0.002 0.81 S-Aug. 2010 2.7

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.149 3.7 0.005 0.29 S-Jan. 2012 1.3

Postage

0.138 3.8 0.005 0.30 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.011 3.6 0.000 0.43 S-Dec. 2009 1.6

Telephone services(4)

2.405 0.6 0.014 0.33 S-Mar. 2012 0.5

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.461 -0.5 -0.008 0.50 L-Oct. 2009 0.2

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.944 2.3 0.022 0.36 S-Mar. 2012 2.1

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.584 0.6 0.004 0.77 S-Mar. 2012 0.1

Other personal services(11)

1.706 2.5 0.043 0.40 L-EVER -

Personal care services

0.627 1.6 0.010 0.47 L-Sep. 2009 1.6

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.627 1.6 0.010 0.47 L-Sep. 2009 1.6

Miscellaneous personal services

1.078 3.1 0.032 0.46 L-Dec. 2011 3.2

Legal services(8)

0.296 2.2 0.007 1.07 S-May 2012 2.2

Funeral expenses(8)

0.157 1.8 0.003 0.45 L-Apr. 2012 2.0

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.239 1.9 0.005 0.51 L-Feb. 2011 1.9

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.030 2.6 0.001 0.95 S-Apr. 2011 2.4

Financial services(8)

0.215 6.8 0.014 1.11 L-Jan. 2012 7.1

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

  7.3   1.54 L-Mar. 2012 8.9

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

  5.4   1.27 - -

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.792 1.3 1.084 0.08 S-Nov. 2010 1.1

All items less shelter

68.589 1.1 0.756 0.08 S-Oct. 2009 -0.6

All items less food and shelter

54.381 0.8 0.431 0.10 S-Oct. 2009 -0.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.376 2.1 0.935 0.11 S-Jul. 2011 2.0

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

42.403 2.2 0.921 0.12 - -

All items less medical care

92.890 1.2 1.128 0.08 S-Nov. 2010 1.0

All items less energy

89.995 2.1 1.912 0.08 S-Jul. 2011 2.1

Commodities

40.079 0.5 0.201 0.12 S-Oct. 2009 -1.7

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.791 1.2 0.213 0.22 S-May 2011 0.9

Commodities less food

25.871 -0.4 -0.124 0.17 S-Oct. 2009 -2.3

Commodities less food and beverages

24.922 -0.5 -0.142 0.18 S-Oct. 2009 -2.5

Services

59.921 2.0 1.208 0.10 S-Feb. 2012 2.0

Services less rent of shelter(15)

28.857 2.0 0.567 0.13 S-May 2012 1.9

Services less medical care services

54.529 1.8 0.983 0.10 S-Aug. 2011 1.7

Durables

8.939 0.0 -0.011 0.18 S-Mar. 2011 0.0

Nondurables

31.140 0.7 0.211 0.15 S-Oct. 2009 -2.6

Nondurables less food

16.932 -0.6 -0.113 0.26 S-Oct. 2009 -4.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

15.983 -0.8 -0.131 0.27 S-Oct. 2009 -4.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.429 -1.9 -0.236 0.16 S-Oct. 2009 -6.8

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.378 -1.6 -0.218 0.15 S-Oct. 2009 -6.0

Housing

40.863 1.4 0.574 0.11 S-Jun. 2011 1.3

Education and communication(4)

6.721 2.1 0.131 0.25 S-Apr. 2012 2.0

Education(4)

3.175 4.4 0.134 0.41 L-Feb. 2012 4.4

Communication(4)

3.546 -0.1 -0.003 0.27 S-Apr. 2012 -0.2

Information and information processing(4)

3.397 -0.3 -0.008 0.28 S-Apr. 2012 -0.4

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

0.992 -2.8 -0.023 0.59 S-Apr. 2012 -3.4

Recreation(4)

6.027 1.3 0.077 0.35 - -

Video and audio(4)

1.921 1.0 0.019 0.65 S-Apr. 2012 1.0

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.099 2.2 0.024 0.62 S-Feb. 2011 2.1

Photography(4)

0.113 0.0 0.000 0.94 L-Apr. 2012 0.2

Food and beverages

15.157 2.3 0.342 0.14 S-Feb. 2011 2.2

Domestically produced farm food

7.223 2.3 0.155 0.21 S-Dec. 2010 2.0

Other services

11.549 2.8 0.312 0.22 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.868 3.0 0.085 1.12 S-Jun. 2011 2.2

Fuels and utilities

5.383 -2.3 -0.116 0.27 S-Dec. 2009 -3.0

Household energy

4.211 -4.3 -0.178 0.31 S-Dec. 2009 -4.9

Medical care

7.110 4.1 0.281 0.18 L-May 2008 4.1

Transportation

17.214 -0.9 -0.180 0.15 S-Oct. 2009 -3.8

Private transportation

16.010 -0.9 -0.180 0.15 S-Oct. 2009 -3.8

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.671 0.4 0.010 0.21 S-Aug. 2009 -0.1

Utilities and public transportation

10.076 -0.3 -0.014 0.23 S-Feb. 2010 -0.3

Household furnishings and operations

4.069 0.9 0.037 0.29 L-Apr. 2012 1.0

Other goods and services

3.354 2.3 0.078 0.33 L-Sep. 2010 2.5

Personal care

2.561 2.0 0.052 0.35 L-Mar. 2009 2.1

Footnotes
(1) The 'effect' of an item category is a measure of that item's contribution to the All items price change. For example, if the Food index had an effect of 0.40, and the All items index rose 1.2 percent, then the increase in food prices contributed 0.40 / 1.2, or 33.3 percent, to that All items increase. Said another way, had food prices been unchanged for that 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: August 15, 2012