Consumer Price Index News Release

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 8:30 a.m. (EST) Thursday, November 20, 2014    USDL-14-2106

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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX - OCTOBER 2014

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in
 October on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
 reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.7
 percent before seasonal adjustment.

 Gasoline and other energy indexes declined, offsetting increases in shelter
 and an array of other indexes to leave the seasonally adjusted all items
 index unchanged. The gasoline index fell for the fourth month in a row,
 declining 3.0 percent, and the indexes for natural gas and fuel oil also
 decreased. The food index rose slightly in October, with major grocery
 store food groups mixed.

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in
 October. Besides the shelter index, airline fares, household furnishings
 and operations, medical care, recreation, personal care, tobacco, and new
 vehicles were among the indexes that increased. The indexes for used cars
 and trucks and for apparel declined in October.

 The all items index increased 1.7 percent over the last 12 months, the
 same increase as for the 12 months ending September. The index for all
 items less food and energy increased 1.8 percent over the span, and the
 food index rose 3.1 percent. In contrast, the energy index declined 1.6
 percent over the last 12 months. 

 
 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.
                              Apr.  May   June  July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.   ended 
                              2014  2014  2014  2014  2014  2014  2014   Oct.  
                                                                         2014  


 All items..................    .3    .4    .3    .1   -.2    .1    .0      1.7
  Food......................    .4    .5    .1    .4    .2    .3    .1      3.1
   Food at home.............    .4    .7    .0    .4    .2    .3    .1      3.3
   Food away from home (1)..    .3    .2    .2    .3    .2    .3    .2      2.8
  Energy....................    .3    .9   1.6   -.3  -2.6   -.7  -1.9     -1.6
   Energy commodities.......   1.9    .6   3.0   -.3  -3.9  -1.1  -3.0     -4.9
    Gasoline (all types)....   2.3    .7   3.3   -.3  -4.1  -1.0  -3.0     -5.0
    Fuel oil (1)............  -3.0  -1.4  -1.7   -.7  -1.2  -2.1  -4.0     -6.5
   Energy services..........  -1.9   1.4   -.4   -.4   -.6   -.2   -.2      3.2
    Electricity.............  -2.6   2.3    .2   -.3    .1   -.7    .5      3.1
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............    .3  -1.7  -2.6   -.4  -2.8   1.6  -2.7      3.4
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .3    .1    .1    .0    .1    .2      1.8
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .1    .1    .1    .0   -.1    .0    .0      -.2
    New vehicles............    .3    .2   -.3    .3    .2    .0    .2       .6
    Used cars and trucks....    .5   -.1   -.4   -.3   -.3   -.1   -.9     -1.7
    Apparel.................    .0    .3    .5    .2   -.2    .0   -.2       .7
    Medical care commodities    .3    .5    .7    .3   -.1    .5    .0      2.6
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .3    .3    .1    .1    .0    .2    .3      2.5
    Shelter.................    .2    .3    .2    .3    .2    .3    .2      3.0
    Transportation services     .7   1.0    .1   -.7   -.6    .1    .8      1.8
    Medical care services...    .3    .3    .0    .1    .0    .1    .2      1.9

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.





 Consumer Price Index Data for October 2014

 Food

 The food index rose 0.1 percent in October, its smallest increase since June. The
 index for food at home also rose 0.1 percent, with four of the six major grocery
 store food groups posting increases. The fruits and vegetables index rose the most,
 increasing 0.9 percent in October after rising 0.1 percent in September. The index
 for nonalcoholic beverages rose 0.6 percent, its largest increase since September
 2012. The index for dairy and related products increased 0.5 percent, and the
 cereals and bakery products index rose 0.3 percent. In contrast to these increases,
 the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, which had been rising sharply in
 recent months, declined 0.4 percent. The beef and veal index rose 0.3 percent, but
 the indexes for pork, poultry, and eggs all declined. The index for other food at
 home also fell 0.4 percent in October. The index for food at home has risen 3.3
 percent over the last 12 months, the largest 12-month increase since April 2012.
 All six major grocery store food groups increased over the span. The index for food
 away from home rose 0.2 percent in October and has increased 2.8 percent over the
 last 12 months. 

 Energy

 The energy index fell 1.9 percent in October, its fourth consecutive decline. The
 gasoline index declined 3.0 percent in October and has fallen 8.0 percent over the
 last 3 months. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices fell 6.3 percent in
 October.) The index for natural gas also declined in October, falling 2.7 percent
 after rising in September. The fuel oil index decreased as well, falling 4.0
 percent. In contrast to these declines, the index for electricity rose in October,
 increasing 0.5 percent after declining in September. The energy index has fallen
 1.6 percent over the last 12 months. The fuel oil index has declined 6.5 percent
 and the gasoline index has fallen 5.0 percent. However, the index for natural gas
 has increased 3.4 percent and the electricity index has advanced 3.1 percent. 

 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in October after
 increasing 0.1 percent in September. The shelter index, which rose 0.3 percent in
 September, increased 0.2 percent in October. The indexes for rent and for owners'
 equivalent rent both rose 0.2 percent, while the index for lodging away from home
 rose 0.7 percent. The index for household furnishings and operations rose 0.4
 percent in October, its largest increase since November 2012. The index for airline
 fares turned up, rising 2.4 percent in October after declining sharply in recent
 months. The medical care index increased 0.2 percent in October, with the index for
 prescription drugs increasing 0.7 percent and the hospital services index advancing
 0.2 percent. The recreation index rose 0.2 percent, as did the new vehicles index.
 Also rising were the indexes for personal care, which increased 0.3 percent, and
 tobacco, which rose 0.6 percent after declining in September. In contrast to these
 increases, the index for used cars and trucks fell 0.9 percent in October, its
 sixth consecutive decline. The apparel index also fell, declining 0.2 percent.

 The index for all items less food and energy has risen 1.8 percent over the last 12
 months. This is slightly below its average annualized increase over the past 10
 years of 1.9 percent. The shelter index has risen 3.0 percent over the last 12
 months, and the medical care index has increased 2.1 percent. In contrast, the index
 for airline fares has decreased 2.8 percent and the index for used cars and trucks
 has fallen 1.7 percent. 


 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.7 percent
 over the last 12 months to an index level of 237.433 (1982-84=100). For the month,
 the index fell 0.3 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.  

 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
 increased 1.5 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 233.229
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index fell 0.4 percent prior to seasonal
 adjustment.  

 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) increased 1.5
 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index fell 0.3 percent on a not
 seasonally adjusted basis. Please note that the indexes for the post-2012 period
 are subject to revision. 


	
 The Consumer Price Index for November 2014 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday,
 December 17, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. (EST). 






 Chained Consumer Price Index to be Revised Quarterly 

 Effective with the release of CPI data for January 2015 on February 26, 2015, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics will begin quarterly revisions of the Chained Consumer
 Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U).  In addition, a Constant
 Elasticity of Substitution (CES) formula will replace the geometric mean formula
 for the calculation of Initial and Interim C-CPI-U indexes.  

 More frequent weight updates and index revisions.  Whereas CPI-U and CPI-W indexes
 are considered final when released, the final C-CPI-U index is published with a
 lag for administration and processing of Consumer Expenditure Survey household
 data, the source of the final C-CPI-U monthly expenditure weights.  Under the
 traditional annual revision process, the final C-CPI-U index was published 13 to 24
 months after the CPI-U.  The CPI program is implementing a new estimation system
 that calculates monthly expenditure weights and revised C-CPI-U indexes on a
 quarterly basis. Under the new quarterly process, the final C-CPI-U index will lag
 the CPI-U index by 10 to 12 months.

 Final C-CPI-U indexes for 2014 will be published on the following quarterly schedule:

 Index Month                                    Release Month
 January 2013 - March 2014                      February 2015
 April - June 2014                              May 2015
 July - September 2014                          August 2015
 October - December 2014                        November 2015

 Initial C-CPI-U indexes will continue to be released concurrent with the CPI-U
 release, and will be updated as interim C-CPI-U indexes with every quarterly
 revision until the final version is published. 

 New formula for initial and interim C-CPI-U Indexes.  The CES formula will replace
 the geometric mean formula for initial and interim C-CPI-U indexes effective with
 the February 26, 2015 release.  The CES formula is an improvement over the geometric
 mean formula because the CES formula more closely models consumer substitution
 behavior. 

 With the use of the geometric mean formula, consumers are assumed to consistently
 substitute within item classification to goods whose prices are falling relative to
 others. Using a fixed quantity formula, such as a Laspeyres formula, consumers are
 assumed to make no substitutions between goods when faced with relative price
 change. In reality, consumers respond to relative price changes differently than
 either model implies. The CES formula attempts to capture the amount of substitution
 occurring in the marketplace as consumers respond to changing relative prices.
  
 For further details on the implementation of the CES formula and the frequency of
 weight updates for the C-CPI-U, please contact the CPI Information and Analysis
 section at (202) 691-6966. 

 New Estimation System

 Effective with the release of the January 2015 CPI on February 26, 2015, the Bureau
 of Labor Statistics will utilize a new estimation system for the Consumer Price Index.
 The new estimation system, the first major improvement to the existing system in over
 25 years, is a redesigned, state-of-the-art system with improved flexibility and
 review capabilities.  For more information on this new system, please see
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpinewest.htm.

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 Information from this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals
 upon request.  Voice phone:  202-691-5200, Federal Relay Services:  1-800-877-8339.  

 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time
 of goods and services purchased by households. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes
 CPIs for two population groups: (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W), which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that comprise
 approximately 28 percent of the total population and (2) the CPI for All Urban
 Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U), which covers
 approximately 89 percent of the total population and includes, in addition to wage
 earners and clerical worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, and
 technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and retirees
 and others not in the labor force.
      
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels, transportation
 fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services, drugs, and other goods and services
 that people buy for day-to-day living. Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas
 across the country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 26,000 retail
 establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling stations, and other
 types of stores and service establishments. All taxes directly associated with the
 purchase and use of items are included in the index. Prices of fuels and a few other
 items are obtained every month in all 87 locations. Prices of most other commodities and
 services are collected every month in the three largest geographic areas and every other
 month in other areas. Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits
 or telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
      
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each location are
 averaged together with weights, which represent their importance in the spending of the
 appropriate population group. Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.
 For the CPI-U and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city, by region
 of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and population-size classes, and for
 27 local areas. Area indexes do not measure differences in the level of prices among cities;
 they only measure the average change in prices for each area since the base period.  For the
 C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level. It is important to note that the CPI-U
 and CPI-W are considered final when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form
 and subject to two annual revisions.
      
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date. For the CPI-U and the CPI-W
 the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100. The reference base for the C-CPI-U is December
 1999 equals 100.  An increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is shown
 as 116.500. This change can also be expressed in dollars as follows:  the price of a base
 period market basket of goods and services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65. 
      
 For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or
 contact our CPI Information and Analysis Section on (202) 691-7000.




 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index

 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error because it is based upon
 a sample of retail prices and not the complete universe of all prices. BLS calculates and
 publishes estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent change standard
 errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error estimates can be used to construct
 confidence intervals for hypothesis testing. For example, the estimated standard error of the
 1 month percent change is 0.04 percent for the U.S. All Items Consumer Price Index.  This
 means that if we repeatedly sample from the universe of all retail prices using the same
 methodology, and estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these estimates
 would be within 0.08 percent of the 1 month percentage change based on all retail prices.  For
 example, for a 1-month change of 0.2 percent in the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we
 are 95 percent confident that the actual percent change based on all retail prices would fall
 between 0.12 and 0.28 percent. For the latest data, including information on how to use the
 estimates of standard error, see "Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the Consumer Price
 Index, January-December 2013".  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/cpivar2013.pdf   

 Calculating Index Changes

 Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually expressed as percent changes
 rather than changes in index points, because index point changes are affected by the level of
 the index in relation to its base period while percent changes are not.  The example below
 illustrates the computation of index point and percent changes.
      
 Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as annual rates and are computed
 according to the standard formula for compound growth rates. These data indicate what the
 percent change would be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.

 Index Point Change

 CPI                                                               202.416
 Less previous index                                               201.800
 Equals index point change                                            .616



 Percent Change

 Index point difference                                               .616
 Divided by the previous index                                     201.800
 Equals                                                              0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred                               0.003x100
 Equals percent change                                                 0.3





 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
   
 Because price data are used for different purposes by different groups, the Bureau of Labor
 Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted as well as unadjusted changes each month.

 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally adjusted changes are usually
 preferred, since they eliminate the effect of changes that normally occur at the same time
 and in about the same magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from changing
 climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers, holidays, and sales.

 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned about the prices they
 actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used extensively for escalation purposes. Many
 collective bargaining contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
 changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal variation.

 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes are derived by the
 X-13ARIMA-SEATS Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally adjusted indexes and seasonal factors
 are computed annually.  Each year, the last five years of seasonally adjusted data are
 revised. Data from January 2009 through December 2013 were replaced in January 2014.
  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
 64 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 five years, but the seasonally adjusted
 indexes before that period will not be changed. Note: 35 of the 82 components are not
 seasonally adjusted for 2014.

 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. In 2014, for the 2009-2013
 revisions, the Bureau of Labor Statistics began using X-13ARIMA-SEATS to perform the seasonal
 adjustment of CPI series, including Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for certain series.

 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2014, 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 the response in crude oil markets to the worldwide economic
 downturn in 2008.  

 For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment series and explanations, please
 refer to the article "Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.  

 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please write to the Bureau of
 Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact
 Chris Graci at (202) 691-5826, or by e-mail at graci.christopher@bls.gov, or contact Carlyle
 Jackson at (202) 691-6984, or by e-mail at jackson.carlyle@bls.gov . If you have general questions
 about the CPI, please call our information staff at (202) 691-7000.  








Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, October 2014
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Sep.
2014
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Oct.
2013
Sep.
2014
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2013-
Oct.
2014
Sep.
2014-
Oct.
2014
Jul.
2014-
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2014-
Sep.
2014
Sep.
2014-
Oct.
2014

All items

100.000 233.546 238.031 237.433 1.7 -0.3 -0.2 0.1 0.0

Food

13.987 237.871 244.630 245.166 3.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1

Food at home

8.282 234.418 241.578 242.121 3.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.122 270.303 270.660 271.313 0.4 0.2 0.2 -0.4 0.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.985 239.834 260.805 259.840 8.3 -0.4 1.5 0.7 -0.4

Dairy and related products(1)

0.878 216.596 227.604 228.831 5.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.341 291.767 293.282 297.528 2.0 1.4 -0.8 0.1 0.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.937 166.361 166.080 167.350 0.6 0.8 -0.2 0.2 0.6

Other food at home

2.019 203.685 207.287 206.460 1.4 -0.4 -0.2 0.5 -0.4

Food away from home(1)

5.705 244.350 250.570 251.100 2.8 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Energy

9.330 238.524 247.077 234.745 -1.6 -5.0 -2.6 -0.7 -1.9

Energy commodities

5.411 295.802 299.558 281.453 -4.9 -6.0 -3.9 -1.1 -3.0

Fuel oil(1)

0.161 365.450 355.892 341.771 -6.5 -4.0 -1.2 -2.1 -4.0

Motor fuel

5.156 291.812 295.716 277.290 -5.0 -6.2 -4.1 -1.1 -3.1

Gasoline (all types)

5.072 290.306 294.222 275.729 -5.0 -6.3 -4.1 -1.0 -3.0

Energy services(2)

3.919 194.248 207.824 200.471 3.2 -3.5 -0.6 -0.2 -0.2

Electricity(2)

3.053 200.392 215.054 206.667 3.1 -3.9 0.1 -0.7 0.5

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.866 173.329 183.376 179.226 3.4 -2.3 -2.8 1.6 -2.7

All items less food and energy

76.683 235.162 238.841 239.413 1.8 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.428 147.814 147.268 147.542 -0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Apparel

3.468 131.070 130.324 131.961 0.7 1.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.2

New vehicles

3.487 145.488 145.880 146.306 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.671 150.413 151.153 147.893 -1.7 -2.2 -0.3 -0.1 -0.9

Medical care commodities

1.731 337.478 346.347 346.324 2.6 0.0 -0.1 0.5 0.0

Alcoholic beverages

0.997 235.348 237.828 238.045 1.1 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.699 887.056 904.487 909.872 2.6 0.6 0.0 -0.1 0.6

Services less energy services

57.255 288.243 294.676 295.434 2.5 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.3

Shelter

32.100 264.719 272.165 272.788 3.0 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

6.990 269.960 277.998 278.985 3.3 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.2

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

23.839 272.623 279.292 280.046 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2

Medical care services

5.826 457.135 465.403 466.038 1.9 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2

Physicians' services(2)

1.561 355.354 359.879 359.855 1.3 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.1

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.808 269.270 279.540 280.496 4.2 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.2

Transportation services

5.488 281.697 283.425 286.691 1.8 1.2 -0.6 0.1 0.8

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.147 263.085 267.256 268.094 1.9 0.3 -0.1 0.4 0.3

Motor vehicle insurance

2.216 424.601 438.496 444.443 4.7 1.4 0.1 0.4 0.6

Airline fare

0.705 310.012 292.397 301.466 -2.8 3.1 -4.7 -0.5 2.4

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, October 2014
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Sep.
2014
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Oct.
2013-
Oct.
2014
Sep.
2014-
Oct.
2014
Jul.
2014-
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2014-
Sep.
2014
Sep.
2014-
Oct.
2014

All items

100.000 1.7 -0.3 -0.2 0.1 0.0

Food

13.987 3.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1

Food at home

8.282 3.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.122 0.4 0.2 0.2 -0.4 0.3

Cereals and cereal products

0.367 0.1 0.6 0.1 -0.7 1.0

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -0.5 -1.3 0.6 -1.2 0.0

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.190 0.9 1.5 -0.7 -1.2 1.5

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.128 -1.6 0.0 0.2 -0.9 0.0

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  -2.0 0.4 -2.3 -0.3 0.4

Bakery products

0.755 0.6 0.1 0.2 -0.3 -0.2

Bread(2)

0.225 1.3 -0.8 1.1 0.0 -1.3

White bread(1)(3)

  0.5 -0.4 0.4 0.0 -0.4

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  2.0 -1.3 -0.2 0.1 -1.3

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

0.113 0.1 1.1 0.7 -0.2 0.4

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.185 0.1 0.6 0.4 -0.3 -0.3

Cookies(1)(3)

  -0.3 0.8 1.8 -1.5 -0.3

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  1.3 0.6 -0.4 0.8 0.6

Other bakery products

0.233 0.4 0.1 -0.7 -0.3 0.7

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

  -0.4 0.0 2.1 -1.8 0.0

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  1.4 0.3 0.6 -0.8 0.8

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

  -0.8 -1.1 -2.0 0.8 -0.8

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.985 8.3 -0.4 1.5 0.7 -0.4

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.865 8.5 -0.4 1.8 0.9 -0.4

Meats

1.216 12.5 0.0 2.5 1.2 -0.2

Beef and veal(1)

0.564 17.8 0.3 4.2 2.0 0.3

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.229 18.6 1.0 3.4 3.5 1.0

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.081 19.3 -0.4 6.0 -0.3 -0.4

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.204 15.6 -0.2 4.7 1.0 -0.2

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.050 20.7 0.7 3.4 2.9 0.7

Pork

0.384 9.8 -0.8 1.6 -0.2 -0.7

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.146 4.5 -1.9 0.0 -1.1 -1.4

Bacon and related products(3)

  0.5 -3.1 -0.3 -0.5 -2.5

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  9.1 0.3 -0.4 -1.0 0.1

Ham

0.081 12.6 0.5 2.6 1.4 0.8

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  13.9 0.1 3.6 1.6 0.3

Pork chops

0.064 13.7 0.6 3.4 -1.5 2.0

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.093 14.1 -1.1 2.0 0.4 -1.2

Other meats

0.267 6.0 0.4 0.3 1.8 -0.3

Frankfurters(3)

  5.1 -1.0 -3.1 4.0 -1.7

Lunchmeats(1)(2)(3)

  5.7 0.5 1.5 0.8 0.5

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

  5.5 0.8 1.4 0.6 0.8

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

  -0.9 -1.2 1.2 0.9 -1.2

Poultry

0.358 -0.1 -0.9 0.4 0.0 -1.2

Chicken(2)

0.289 0.0 -0.7 0.8 0.0 -1.3

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  2.1 -1.8 3.3 -0.6 -1.8

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  -1.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.069 -0.2 -1.5 -0.8 0.7 -1.1

Fish and seafood(1)

0.291 3.8 -1.1 0.5 0.5 -0.8

Fresh fish and seafood(1)(2)

0.150 4.9 -1.9 0.6 1.1 -1.9

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.141 2.7 -0.3 0.3 0.4 -0.2

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  0.6 1.1 -1.3 0.3 1.1

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

  4.5 -1.2 1.1 0.5 -1.0

Eggs

0.120 6.7 -0.6 -2.0 -2.8 -0.4

Dairy and related products(1)

0.878 5.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5

Milk(1)(2)

0.279 5.9 -0.5 0.4 0.7 -0.5

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

  8.3 -0.6 0.6 1.3 -0.6

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

  4.7 -0.6 0.4 0.5 -0.6

Cheese and related products(1)

0.279 8.9 1.3 0.8 -0.7 0.7

Ice cream and related products

0.120 1.0 0.5 1.6 1.8 -0.9

Other dairy and related products(2)

0.199 3.7 1.0 -0.3 0.3 1.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.341 2.0 1.4 -0.8 0.1 0.9

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.039 2.2 1.8 -1.0 0.2 1.1

Fresh fruits

0.574 6.6 1.9 -0.9 1.3 0.9

Apples

0.091 -0.5 -7.3 -3.5 -3.2 -0.1

Bananas

0.087 0.9 -0.1 1.4 -0.3 -0.1

Citrus fruits(2)

0.168 9.6 1.7 -1.9 0.7 3.0

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  6.1 2.1 -3.1 1.6 3.8

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.228 7.8 6.5 -2.5 3.6 1.0

Fresh vegetables

0.465 -2.6 1.7 -1.1 -1.1 1.4

Potatoes

0.081 -2.1 -1.7 -4.0 0.0 3.4

Lettuce

0.067 -4.4 2.0 -1.7 -0.3 -0.3

Tomatoes(1)

0.080 -0.3 4.6 -1.7 -0.7 4.6

Other fresh vegetables

0.237 -3.0 1.9 -0.6 0.2 0.8

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.302 1.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.4 0.5

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.157 1.7 1.0 0.6 -1.8 1.6

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  0.1 0.6 0.2 -1.6 0.5

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  2.8 1.1 0.9 -1.6 1.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.089 0.2 -1.7 -2.1 2.2 -1.1

Frozen vegetables(3)

  0.2 -2.0 -2.4 2.8 -1.1

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.057 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.8

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

  3.1 -0.5 0.0 1.0 -0.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.937 0.6 0.8 -0.2 0.2 0.6

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.683 0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.2 0.7

Carbonated drinks

0.283 0.6 0.8 -0.4 0.2 0.5

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 0.6 2.6 -0.1 0.5 2.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.387 0.0 1.1 0.2 0.3 1.1

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.254 1.3 0.1 0.6 0.5 -0.3

Coffee

0.157 2.5 -0.1 2.2 0.5 -0.5

Roasted coffee(3)

  2.5 -0.1 1.9 0.5 -0.1

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

  -0.3 -0.9 -1.4 0.8 -0.9

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.097 -0.6 0.4 -1.2 0.4 0.4

Other food at home

2.019 1.4 -0.4 -0.2 0.5 -0.4

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.297 -0.5 -1.0 0.3 1.6 -1.0

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.054 -3.8 -2.3 0.0 0.7 -2.2

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.181 0.6 -0.2 0.6 2.1 -0.2

Other sweets(2)

0.061 -0.6 -2.1 -0.5 0.6 -1.9

Fats and oils

0.247 2.1 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.3

Butter and margarine(2)

0.077 15.4 2.3 1.2 1.2 2.8

Butter(3)

  29.8 4.5 1.8 2.3 5.1

Margarine(3)

  2.7 0.5 -0.2 -0.5 1.5

Salad dressing(1)(2)

0.061 -3.5 0.4 -0.2 0.6 0.4

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.109 -2.8 -1.0 0.2 0.0 -1.0

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  -4.4 -0.1 0.4 0.5 -0.1

Other foods

1.476 1.6 -0.4 -0.4 0.3 -0.4

Soups

0.096 1.0 -2.7 0.5 -1.4 -1.6

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.280 1.1 -1.2 -0.2 0.0 -1.2

Snacks(1)

0.323 0.5 0.4 0.0 -0.1 0.4

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.294 2.4 -1.1 -0.2 1.2 -1.2

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

  3.0 -2.4 1.3 0.5 -1.5

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

  0.9 -1.5 -0.6 5.6 -1.5

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  2.7 0.2 0.0 1.3 -0.2

Other condiments(3)

  -1.1 -1.7 3.9 -3.1 -0.3

Baby food(1)(2)

0.054 2.4 0.5 0.6 -0.2 0.5

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.430 1.6 0.4 -1.0 -0.2 0.4

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  3.2 -0.9 0.2 1.4 -0.9

Food away from home(1)

5.705 2.8 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.764 2.9 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.356 2.7 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.208 2.3 0.4 -1.9 0.3 0.9

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

  2.8 0.6 -2.3 0.5 1.4

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

0.062 -0.2 -0.1 0.3 -0.5 -0.1

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.314 2.3 -0.1 -0.2 0.2 -0.1

Energy

9.330 -1.6 -5.0 -2.6 -0.7 -1.9

Energy commodities

5.411 -4.9 -6.0 -3.9 -1.1 -3.0

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.255 -3.4 -2.3 -0.6 -1.0 -2.3

Fuel oil(1)

0.161 -6.5 -4.0 -1.2 -2.1 -4.0

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

0.095 2.6 0.6 0.4 0.5 -0.5

Motor fuel

5.156 -5.0 -6.2 -4.1 -1.1 -3.1

Gasoline (all types)

5.072 -5.0 -6.3 -4.1 -1.0 -3.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -5.2 -6.4 -4.2 -1.0 -3.2

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -4.0 -6.2 -3.8 -0.8 -3.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -4.0 -5.6 -3.5 -1.2 -2.5

Other motor fuels(2)

0.084 -4.4 -2.9 -1.6 -2.2 -1.9

Energy services(8)

3.919 3.2 -3.5 -0.6 -0.2 -0.2

Electricity(8)

3.053 3.1 -3.9 0.1 -0.7 0.5

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.866 3.4 -2.3 -2.8 1.6 -2.7

All items less food and energy

76.683 1.8 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.428 -0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Household furnishings and supplies(1)(9)

3.313 -1.8 0.4 -0.6 -0.1 0.4

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

0.272 -1.5 -0.3 -1.5 0.0 -0.3

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.047 0.9 -1.2 0.8 0.3 -1.2

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.053 -2.9 -0.1 -0.8 0.1 -0.1

Other linens(1)(2)

0.172 -1.8 -0.1 -2.3 -0.2 -0.1

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.750 -2.7 0.7 -0.7 -0.7 0.7

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.266 -2.2 0.0 -0.4 -0.5 0.0

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

0.350 -3.7 1.4 -1.2 -0.7 1.4

Other furniture(2)

0.125 -1.0 0.3 0.9 0.0 -0.1

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

           

Appliances(2)

0.274 -4.2 0.0 -0.9 0.5 0.2

Major appliances(2)

0.150 -6.6 -0.3 -1.0 0.4 -0.2

Laundry equipment(3)

  -7.4 -0.8 -2.2 2.0 -0.7

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.120 -1.2 0.4 -0.3 0.2 0.4

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.483 -2.7 0.5 -0.6 0.6 0.3

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.260 -3.9 0.8 -1.0 -0.8 0.8

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.104 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 0.2 0.0

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.044 -0.4 -0.5 -0.5 0.4 -0.5

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.074 -2.9 0.3 0.0 1.9 0.8

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.700 -0.5 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.5

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.187 0.0 0.2 0.4 1.0 0.2

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.361 -0.8 0.4 0.2 -0.2 0.9

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.834 -0.7 0.6 -0.3 -0.1 0.6

Household cleaning products(1)(2)

0.328 -1.3 0.7 -0.3 0.2 0.7

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.246 -0.7 0.2 -0.5 0.2 0.2

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.260 0.1 0.8 -0.1 -0.8 0.8

Apparel

3.468 0.7 1.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.2

Men's and boys' apparel

0.859 -1.9 0.9 -2.0 1.2 -1.1

Men's apparel

0.681 -2.0 0.2 -1.3 1.2 -1.6

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.115 -1.5 -3.7 -0.7 3.2 -4.0

Men's furnishings

0.190 -0.9 0.2 -0.5 0.5 -1.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.203 -1.3 3.1 -4.0 2.5 -0.5

Men's pants and shorts

0.166 -5.0 -0.6 0.4 -1.3 -0.9

Boys' apparel

0.178 -1.4 3.7 -4.5 0.7 1.6

Women's and girls' apparel

1.519 1.5 2.2 0.7 -1.1 0.4

Women's apparel

1.280 1.5 1.8 1.5 -1.6 0.3

Women's outerwear

0.123 8.8 3.6 4.6 -4.2 -1.8

Women's dresses

0.167 5.4 4.4 -0.8 4.2 4.3

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.603 -1.5 0.1 1.0 -1.3 -0.7

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

0.376 2.5 2.7 -0.2 -1.0 0.6

Girls' apparel

0.240 1.3 4.2 -3.5 1.6 0.6

Footwear

0.733 2.7 0.7 0.2 0.6 0.0

Men's footwear(1)

0.221 1.3 -1.1 -0.2 0.9 -1.1

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.174 9.5 3.0 -0.4 -1.0 2.8

Women's footwear

0.338 0.5 0.8 1.3 0.8 -0.2

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.134 2.5 1.4 -0.4 -0.1 0.5

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.223 -3.0 -1.9 0.3 0.5 -1.9

Watches(1)(6)

0.048 2.6 -0.7 -0.9 2.4 -0.7

Jewelry(6)

0.176 -5.0 -2.2 -0.1 0.3 -2.2

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.693 -0.3 -0.5 0.0 0.0 -0.1

New vehicles

3.487 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.2

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  0.6 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.2

New cars(3)

  0.0 0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.2

New trucks(3)(11)

  1.3 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.671 -1.7 -2.2 -0.3 -0.1 -0.9

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.428 -0.6 -0.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.1

Tires(1)

0.281 -1.7 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 -0.2

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.147 1.5 0.1 0.7 -0.1 0.1

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

  0.8 -0.1 0.2 0.2 -0.1

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

  2.7 0.7 1.5 -0.7 0.7

Medical care commodities

1.731 2.6 0.0 -0.1 0.5 0.0

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.656 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0

Prescription drugs

1.305 4.1 0.5 0.0 0.3 0.7

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.352 -2.1 -2.1 -0.7 1.5 -2.1

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.075 -0.5 0.5 -0.2 -0.1 0.5

Recreation commodities(9)

2.003 -2.2 -0.1 -0.3 0.2 0.0

Video and audio products(9)

0.297 -8.2 -0.5 -0.3 -0.8 -0.6

Televisions

0.139 -14.1 -0.7 -0.3 -0.8 -1.2

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.031 4.6 -0.2 1.1 0.7 -0.2

Audio equipment

0.067 -6.3 0.0 -1.0 -1.3 0.3

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

0.043 -3.6 -1.0 -0.3 -1.6 -1.0

Pets and pet products(1)

0.647 -0.4 0.2 -0.2 0.9 0.2

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  -0.1 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.0

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

  -0.1 0.7 -0.9 1.4 0.7

Sporting goods(1)

0.402 -0.8 -0.1 -0.3 0.4 -0.1

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.181 0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.2

Sports equipment

0.215 -1.8 0.0 -0.3 0.8 -0.2

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.061 -0.4 -2.2 2.2 0.3 -1.2

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

    -0.1 2.2 0.1 -0.1

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -3.9 -2.7 1.8 0.7 -1.1

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.214 2.7 1.4 -0.5 0.0 1.4

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.119 5.4 1.8 -0.5 -0.1 1.8

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.093 -0.8 0.8 -0.4 0.2 0.8

Other recreational goods(2)

0.383 -4.4 -0.5 -0.6 -0.2 -0.2

Toys

0.279 -5.7 -0.6 -0.8 -0.4 -0.2

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

  -3.5 -0.1 -0.9 -0.9 0.4

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

0.051 -1.4 -1.1 0.4 -0.4 -1.1

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.041 1.1 0.8 -0.8 1.3 0.8

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.614 -3.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1

Educational books and supplies

0.197 4.5 0.7 1.5 0.3 0.8

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  4.8 0.7 2.2 1.0 0.7

Information technology commodities(9)

0.417 -6.4 -0.4 -0.8 -1.2 -0.5

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.279 -7.5 -0.4 -1.3 -1.0 -0.6

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.067 -3.5 0.5 0.5 -1.2 0.5

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

0.070 -5.8 -1.1 0.2 -2.2 -1.1

Alcoholic beverages

0.997 1.1 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.588 0.7 -0.2 1.1 0.0 -0.2

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 1.0 0.2 0.9 0.1 -0.1

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.073 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.3

Whiskey at home(3)

  1.6 -0.2 -0.3 0.3 0.2

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

  0.1 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.1

Wine at home

0.248 0.3 -0.6 1.5 -0.6 -0.6

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.409 1.8 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.5

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

  1.8 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.2

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

  1.6 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.1

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

  1.6 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.7

Other goods(9)

1.610 1.9 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.2

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.699 2.6 0.6 0.0 -0.1 0.6

Cigarettes(1)(2)

0.644 2.7 0.6 0.1 -0.1 0.6

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.049 0.3 0.7 -0.4 0.6 0.7

Personal care products(1)

0.721 1.7 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.0

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

0.368 -0.3 -0.5 0.4 0.4 -0.5

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

0.346 3.8 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.4

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.189 0.4 0.7 0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  1.2 0.9 0.2 0.4 0.0

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

  -1.3 -0.4 -1.0 0.0 -0.4

Services less energy services

57.255 2.5 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.3

Shelter

32.100 3.0 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Rent of shelter(13)

31.733 3.0 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Rent of primary residence(8)

6.990 3.3 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.2

Lodging away from home(2)

0.904 8.4 -1.7 0.8 0.5 0.7

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

0.169 2.8 0.3 -0.5 0.2 0.4

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.735 9.8 -2.2 1.2 0.6 0.8

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

23.839 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2

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

22.448 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.367 5.6 -0.1 0.3 0.3 -0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.188 3.9 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.6

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.915 4.5 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.8

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.273 2.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2

Household operations(1)(2)

0.832 3.4 0.8 0.3 -0.1 0.8

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.273 2.1 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.4

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.271 4.4 1.6 0.2 -0.1 1.6

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.118 3.7 0.3 1.3 0.5 0.4

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.065 3.0 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.4

Medical care services

5.826 1.9 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2

Professional services

2.976 1.5 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.2

Physicians' services(8)

1.561 1.3 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.1

Dental services(8)

0.792 2.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.278 1.4 -0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.344 1.2 0.5 -0.3 -0.1 0.6

Hospital and related services

2.109 3.9 0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.3

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.808 4.2 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.2

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

  4.9 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.2

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

  3.9 0.4 -0.3 0.4 0.3

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

0.171 3.2 0.0 0.6 0.4 0.2

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

0.130 1.3 -0.1 -0.3 0.1 -0.1

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.741 -1.6 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 0.0

Transportation services

5.488 1.8 1.2 -0.6 0.1 0.8

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.388 -2.2 1.3 0.4 0.0 1.0

Car and truck rental(2)

0.069 -0.1 0.0 -2.3 -3.2 2.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.147 1.9 0.3 -0.1 0.4 0.3

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.056 1.6 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.482 1.7 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.578 2.1 0.5 -0.3 0.8 0.5

Motor vehicle insurance

2.216 4.7 1.4 0.1 0.4 0.6

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.554 0.2 0.5 0.0 -1.0 0.5

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

0.308 -0.7 0.2 0.0 -1.6 0.2

Parking and other fees(2)

0.228 1.5 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.9

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

  1.7 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1

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

  0.0 1.1 0.1 -0.7 1.1

Public transportation

1.114 -1.8 2.0 -3.3 -0.1 1.7

Airline fare

0.705 -2.8 3.1 -4.7 -0.5 2.4

Other intercity transportation

0.150 -2.1 0.0 -0.8 -0.3 1.1

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

           

Intercity train fare(3)(4)

  0.2 -0.7 -1.4 2.1 2.6

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  -4.1 0.3 -2.0 -1.7 0.3

Intracity transportation(1)

0.256 1.2 0.1 -0.1 0.5 0.1

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

  1.1 0.1 -0.2 0.6 0.1

Recreation services(9)

3.690 1.5 0.2 -0.5 0.0 0.4

Video and audio services(9)

1.536 1.9 0.4 -0.6 0.2 0.9

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.447 2.4 0.4 -0.6 0.3 0.8

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

0.089 -5.6 1.5 -1.6 -0.6 1.5

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

  -8.5 2.0 -2.7 -0.6 2.0

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

  -0.8 0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.2

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.391 2.9 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  1.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  3.3 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.061 1.4 -0.1 0.6 0.4 -0.1

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  2.0 0.6 1.1 0.2 0.6

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  2.8 -0.1 0.5 0.6 -0.1

Other recreation services(2)

1.701 0.8 0.0 -0.5 -0.4 0.0

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

0.597 0.2 0.1 -0.7 -0.3 0.1

Admissions(1)

0.629 1.2 -0.4 -0.4 -0.8 -0.4

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

  1.6 -0.4 -0.3 -0.6 -0.4

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

  2.6 0.6 -0.7 -0.2 0.6

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.207 2.3 0.4 -0.2 0.4 0.4

Education and communication services(9)

6.407 1.2 -0.4 -0.1 0.0 -0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.073 3.3 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.5

College tuition and fees

1.822 3.5 0.3 -0.5 -0.1 0.7

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.371 3.9 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.3

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.715 2.5 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.1

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.038 1.9 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.5

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.142 4.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.4

Postage(1)

0.128 4.1 0.0 0.4 0.5 0.5

Delivery services(1)(2)

0.014 3.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.6 -0.1

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.476 -1.5 -1.3 0.0 0.0 -1.3

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.651 -3.1 -1.9 0.0 -0.1 -1.9

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.825 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

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

0.702 1.7 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.3

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.725 1.9 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.3

Personal care services(1)

0.624 1.6 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.4

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

0.624 1.6 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.4

Miscellaneous personal services

1.102 2.0 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3

Legal services(6)

0.312 1.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1

Funeral expenses(6)

0.170 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.4

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.271 2.4 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.3

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

0.033 2.5 0.7 0.1 -0.4 0.7

Financial services(1)(6)

0.223 2.6 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.3

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

  -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

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

  5.0 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.7

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, October 2014
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Sep.
2014
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Oct.
2013
Sep.
2014
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2013-
Oct.
2014
Sep.
2014-
Oct.
2014
Jul.
2014-
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2014-
Sep.
2014
Sep.
2014-
Oct.
2014

All items less food

86.013 232.893 237.017 236.240 1.4 -0.3 -0.3 0.0 0.0

All items less shelter

67.900 223.993 227.361 226.273 1.0 -0.5 -0.4 0.0 -0.1

All items less food and shelter

53.913 220.162 222.712 221.243 0.5 -0.7 -0.6 -0.1 -0.2

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.584 218.986 220.472 221.016 0.9 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.2

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

42.912 223.105 224.646 225.411 1.0 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.2

All items less medical care

92.443 224.105 228.397 227.756 1.6 -0.3 -0.2 0.1 0.0

All items less energy

90.670 234.905 239.038 239.603 2.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2

Commodities

38.826 187.168 189.027 187.760 0.3 -0.7 -0.5 0.0 -0.4

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.757 148.269 147.612 148.212 0.0 0.4 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Commodities less food

24.839 163.122 163.070 161.160 -1.2 -1.2 -1.0 -0.2 -0.6

Commodities less food and beverages

23.842 160.436 160.318 158.356 -1.3 -1.2 -1.0 -0.2 -0.7

Services

61.174 279.582 286.632 286.672 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.441 305.726 312.580 311.888 2.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.2

Services less medical care services

55.348 266.094 273.002 273.006 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2

Durables(2)

8.955 111.314 110.047 109.811 -1.4 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 -0.2

Nondurables

29.871 224.824 228.554 226.710 0.8 -0.8 -0.7 0.0 -0.4

Nondurables less food

15.884 212.184 213.553 209.901 -1.1 -1.7 -1.5 -0.2 -0.9

Nondurables less food and beverages

14.887 210.641 211.968 208.087 -1.2 -1.8 -1.7 -0.3 -1.0

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

11.419 265.022 267.652 260.241 -1.8 -2.8 -2.0 -0.4 -1.3

Nondurables less food and apparel

12.416 261.106 263.683 256.988 -1.6 -2.5 -1.8 -0.4 -1.1

Housing

41.606 228.362 234.675 234.434 2.7 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2

Education and communication(3)

7.021 136.860 138.474 138.008 0.8 -0.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.2

Education(3)

3.270 228.242 235.378 235.920 3.4 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.5

Communication(3)

3.750 82.465 82.071 81.389 -1.3 -0.8 -0.1 -0.2 -0.8

Information and information processing(3)

3.608 78.730 78.219 77.544 -1.5 -0.9 -0.1 -0.2 -0.9

Information technology, hardware and services(4)

1.132 8.422 8.295 8.299 -1.5 0.0 -0.3 -0.5 0.0

Recreation(3)

5.693 115.202 115.286 115.394 0.2 0.1 -0.4 0.0 0.2

Video and audio(3)

1.833 99.468 99.276 99.557 0.1 0.3 -0.6 0.1 0.6

Pets, pet products and services(3)

1.039 165.071 166.172 166.403 0.8 0.1 -0.1 0.6 0.2

Photography(3)

0.123 77.307 78.679 77.776 0.6 -1.1 1.4 0.3 -0.6

Food and beverages

14.984 237.794 244.260 244.775 2.9 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.1

Domestically produced farm food

6.967 241.924 250.277 250.810 3.7 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

Other services

11.822 330.964 335.967 335.636 1.4 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Apparel less footwear

2.735 124.961 123.430 125.154 0.2 1.4 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3

Fuels and utilities

5.362 225.244 238.285 232.192 3.1 -2.6 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1

Household energy

4.174 193.280 205.878 198.754 2.8 -3.5 -0.6 -0.2 -0.4

Medical care

7.557 428.082 436.575 437.027 2.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2

Transportation

16.336 214.943 216.383 212.626 -1.1 -1.7 -1.5 -0.3 -0.7

Private transportation

15.222 209.879 211.998 207.737 -1.0 -2.0 -1.4 -0.3 -0.9

New and used motor vehicles(3)

5.721 100.950 100.937 100.574 -0.4 -0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0

Utilities and public transportation

10.144 212.201 218.044 215.130 1.4 -1.3 -0.6 0.0 -0.1

Household furnishings and operations

4.144 124.177 122.580 123.194 -0.8 0.5 -0.3 0.0 0.4

Other goods and services

3.335 402.693 409.059 410.325 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.3

Personal care

2.636 215.380 218.563 219.074 1.7 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3

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

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


Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, October 2014
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Oct. 2014 from: Percent change to Sep. 2014 from:
Oct.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sep.
2014
Sep.
2013
Jul.
2014
Aug.
2014

U.S. city average

M

1.7 -0.2 -0.3 1.7 -0.1 0.1

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

1.4 -0.2 -0.2 1.2 -0.3 0.0

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.4 -0.2 -0.2 1.1 -0.2 0.0

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

M

1.2 -0.2 -0.2 1.3 -0.5 0.0

Midwest urban

M

1.6 -0.4 -0.5 1.6 0.0 0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.6 -0.4 -0.4 1.5 -0.2 0.0

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

M

1.6 -0.3 -0.6 1.9 0.1 0.3

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.7 -0.3 -0.6 1.7 0.2 0.3

South urban

M

1.6 -0.2 -0.3 1.7 -0.1 0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.7 -0.2 -0.3 1.8 0.0 0.1

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

M

1.4 -0.2 -0.2 1.5 -0.2 0.1

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

2.5 -0.5 -0.5 2.7 0.0 0.0

West urban

M

2.0 0.0 -0.1 2.0 0.0 0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.0 0.0 -0.1 2.1 -0.1 0.1

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

M

1.6 -0.1 -0.2 1.6 0.0 0.1

Size classes

A(4)

M

1.7 -0.2 -0.2 1.6 -0.1 0.1

B/C(3)

M

1.5 -0.2 -0.3 1.5 -0.2 0.1

D

M

2.3 -0.3 -0.4 2.4 0.3 0.2

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

2.0 -0.3 -0.4 2.1 0.1 0.0

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

1.4 -0.1 -0.1 1.7 0.0 0.0

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

M

1.3 -0.2 -0.2 1.0 -0.2 0.0

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

1

      1.6 0.2  

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

      1.3 -0.5  

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

      1.1 -0.1  

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

1

      1.3 0.2  

Atlanta, GA

2

2.2 -1.1        

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

1.0 -0.1        

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

3.4 0.3        

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

2.2 0.4        

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

2

1.6 -0.1        

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

3.2 0.5        

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

2.1 0.3        

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, October 2014
[Percent changes]
Month Year Unadjusted 1-month percent change Unadjusted 12-month percent change
C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U

December 2000

    2.6 3.4

December 2001

    1.3 1.6

December 2002

    2.0 2.4

December 2003

    1.7 1.9

December 2004

    3.2 3.3

December 2005

    2.9 3.4

December 2006

    2.3 2.5

December 2007

    3.7 4.1

December 2008

    0.2 0.1

December 2009

    2.5 2.7

December 2010

    1.3 1.5

December 2011

    2.9 3.0

January 2012

0.5 0.4 2.9 2.9

February 2012

0.4 0.4 2.8 2.9

March 2012

0.7 0.8 2.6 2.7

April 2012

0.3 0.3 2.2 2.3

May 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.7 1.7

June 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.6 1.7

July 2012

-0.2 -0.2 1.3 1.4

August 2012

0.5 0.6 1.6 1.7

September 2012

0.4 0.4 1.8 2.0

October 2012

-0.1 0.0 1.9 2.2

November 2012

-0.5 -0.5 1.5 1.8

December 2012

-0.3 -0.3 1.5 1.7

January 2013

0.3 0.3 1.3 1.6

February 2013

0.8 0.8 1.7 2.0

March 2013

0.3 0.3 1.3 1.5

April 2013

-0.1 -0.1 0.9 1.1

May 2013

0.2 0.2 1.1 1.4

June 2013

0.2 0.2 1.5 1.8

July 2013

0.0 0.0 1.7 2.0

August 2013

0.1 0.1 1.3 1.5

September 2013

0.1 0.1 1.0 1.2

October 2013

-0.3 -0.3 0.8 1.0

November 2013

-0.2 -0.2 1.1 1.2

December 2013

0.0 0.0 1.3 1.5

January 2014

0.4 0.4 1.4 1.6

February 2014

0.4 0.4 1.0 1.1

March 2014

0.6 0.6 1.4 1.5

April 2014

0.3 0.3 1.8 2.0

May 2014

0.3 0.3 2.0 2.1

June 2014

0.2 0.2 2.0 2.1

July 2014

-0.1 0.0 1.9 2.0

August 2014

-0.2 -0.2 1.5 1.7

September 2014

0.1 0.1 1.5 1.7

October 2014

-0.3 -0.3 1.5 1.7

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 2014 are intial estimates. Indexes for 2013 are interim adjustments. Data prior to 2013 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, October 2014, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Sep.
2014
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Sep. 2014-
Oct. 2014
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Sep. 2014-
Oct. 2014(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 S-Aug. 2014 -0.2

Food

13.987 0.1 0.021 0.07 S-Jun. 2014 0.1

Food at home

8.282 0.1 0.009 0.12 S-Jun. 2014 0.0

Cereals and bakery products

1.122 0.3 0.003 0.30 L-Jul. 2014 0.4

Cereals and cereal products

0.367 1.0 0.004 0.50 L-Mar. 2014 1.3

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 0.0 0.000 0.71 L-Aug. 2014 0.6

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.190 1.5 0.003 0.71 L-Nov. 2011 1.8

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.128 0.0 0.000 0.70 L-Aug. 2014 0.2

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  0.4   0.57 L-Jul. 2014 0.9

Bakery products

0.755 -0.2 -0.001 0.39 L-Aug. 2014 0.2

Bread(5)

0.225 -1.3 -0.003 0.59 S-Oct. 2013 -2.8

White bread(4)(6)

  -0.4   0.85 S-Jun. 2014 -0.6

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  -1.3   0.86 S-Jan. 2014 -1.4

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

0.113 0.4 0.000 0.76 L-Aug. 2014 0.7

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.185 -0.3 -0.001 0.70 - -

Cookies(4)(6)

  -0.3   1.12 L-Aug. 2014 1.8

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  0.6   0.75 S-Aug. 2014 -0.4

Other bakery products

0.233 0.7 0.002 0.76 L-Apr. 2014 0.8

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

  0.0   0.97 L-Aug. 2014 2.1

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  0.8   1.51 L-May 2014 1.8

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

  -0.8   0.91 S-Aug. 2014 -2.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.985 -0.4 -0.009 0.24 S-Sep. 2012 -0.6

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.865 -0.4 -0.008 0.25 S-Sep. 2012 -0.5

Meats

1.216 -0.2 -0.002 0.31 S-Mar. 2013 -0.2

Beef and veal(4)

0.564 0.3 0.002 0.44 S-Jun. 2014 0.1

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.229 1.0 0.002 0.62 S-Jul. 2014 -0.4

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.081 -0.4 0.000 1.04 S-Jun. 2014 -0.7

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.204 -0.2 0.000 0.83 S-May 2014 -0.3

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.050 0.7 0.000 0.70 S-Jun. 2014 0.1

Pork

0.384 -0.7 -0.003 0.50 S-Sep. 2012 -1.4

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.146 -1.4 -0.002 0.72 S-Dec. 2010 -3.3

Bacon and related products(6)

  -2.5   0.81 S-Dec. 2010 -5.3

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  0.1   1.04 L-Jul. 2014 0.6

Ham

0.081 0.8 0.001 1.16 S-Jun. 2014 0.2

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  0.3   1.09 S-Apr. 2014 -0.4

Pork chops

0.064 2.0 0.001 1.18 L-Aug. 2014 3.4

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.093 -1.2 -0.001 1.07 S-Nov. 2013 -2.3

Other meats

0.267 -0.3 -0.001 0.54 S-Feb. 2014 -0.8

Frankfurters(6)

  -1.7   1.56 S-Aug. 2014 -3.1

Lunchmeats(4)(5)(6)

  0.5   0.62 S-Jul. 2014 0.5

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  0.8   1.55 L-Aug. 2014 1.4

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

  -1.2   1.95 S-Jun. 2014 -3.4

Poultry

0.358 -1.2 -0.004 0.54 S-Apr. 2014 -1.6

Chicken(5)

0.289 -1.3 -0.004 0.67 S-Apr. 2014 -1.6

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  -1.8   1.51 S-Jun. 2014 -2.7

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  -0.4   0.88 S-Apr. 2014 -0.9

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.069 -1.1 -0.001 0.72 S-Apr. 2014 -1.6

Fish and seafood(4)

0.291 -0.8 -0.002 0.52 S-May 2013 -0.9

Fresh fish and seafood(4)(5)

0.150 -1.9 -0.003 0.82 S-Feb. 2010 -2.5

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.141 -0.2 0.000 0.64 S-Feb. 2014 -0.9

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  1.1   0.82 L-Apr. 2014 2.1

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  -1.0   0.79 S-May 2013 -1.6

Eggs

0.120 -0.4 0.000 0.76 L-Jul. 2014 0.9

Dairy and related products(4)

0.878 0.5 0.005 0.25 - -

Milk(4)(5)

0.279 -0.5 -0.001 0.37 S-Jun. 2014 -0.8

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

  -0.6   0.56 S-Jun. 2014 -0.8

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

  -0.6   0.46 S-Jul. 2013 -0.6

Cheese and related products(4)

0.279 0.7 0.002 0.47 L-Aug. 2014 0.8

Ice cream and related products

0.120 -0.9 -0.001 0.89 S-May 2014 -0.9

Other dairy and related products(5)

0.199 1.3 0.003 0.51 L-Jul. 2014 1.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.341 0.9 0.013 0.37 L-May 2014 1.1

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.039 1.1 0.011 0.44 L-May 2014 1.2

Fresh fruits

0.574 0.9 0.005 0.60 S-Aug. 2014 -0.9

Apples

0.091 -0.1 0.000 0.94 L-Jun. 2014 1.4

Bananas

0.087 -0.1 0.000 0.73 L-Aug. 2014 1.4

Citrus fruits(5)

0.168 3.0 0.005 1.31 L-Apr. 2014 3.9

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  3.8   1.43 L-Mar. 2014 5.6

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.228 1.0 0.002 1.10 S-Aug. 2014 -2.5

Fresh vegetables

0.465 1.4 0.006 0.70 L-Jun. 2014 2.2

Potatoes

0.081 3.4 0.003 1.29 L-Jul. 2013 3.6

Lettuce

0.067 -0.3 0.000 2.10 - -

Tomatoes(4)

0.080 4.6 0.004 1.48 L-Dec. 2012 5.9

Other fresh vegetables

0.237 0.8 0.002 0.80 L-Jun. 2014 1.1

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.302 0.5 0.001 0.47 L-May 2014 0.6

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.157 1.6 0.002 0.77 L-Mar. 2014 1.6

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  0.5   0.91 L-Mar. 2014 1.7

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  1.8   0.88 L-May 2014 1.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.089 -1.1 -0.001 0.86 S-Aug. 2014 -2.1

Frozen vegetables(6)

  -1.1   1.01 S-Aug. 2014 -2.4

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.057 0.8 0.000 0.80 L-Jul. 2013 1.1

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

  -0.5   1.05 S-Nov. 2013 -1.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.937 0.6 0.006 0.35 L-Sep. 2012 0.7

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.683 0.7 0.005 0.45 L-Sep. 2012 1.0

Carbonated drinks

0.283 0.5 0.001 0.65 L-Mar. 2014 0.5

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 2.6 0.000 0.67 L-Jul. 2011 4.2

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.387 1.1 0.004 0.69 L-Dec. 2013 1.8

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.254 -0.3 -0.001 0.46 S-Feb. 2014 -0.4

Coffee

0.157 -0.5 -0.001 0.65 S-Jan. 2014 -1.0

Roasted coffee(6)

  -0.1   0.69 S-Apr. 2014 -0.1

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  -0.9   0.98 S-Aug. 2014 -1.4

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.097 0.4 0.000 0.57 - -

Other food at home

2.019 -0.4 -0.009 0.25 S-Aug. 2013 -1.0

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.297 -1.0 -0.003 0.52 S-Apr. 2014 -1.0

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.054 -2.2 -0.001 0.65 S-EVER -

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.181 -0.2 0.000 0.85 S-Jul. 2014 -0.6

Other sweets(5)

0.061 -1.9 -0.001 0.58 S-Apr. 2000 -3.9

Fats and oils

0.247 0.3 0.001 0.42 S-Aug. 2014 0.2

Butter and margarine(5)

0.077 2.8 0.002 0.67 L-Mar. 2014 3.2

Butter(6)

  5.1   0.88 L-Feb. 2011 5.4

Margarine(6)

  1.5   0.99 L-May 2014 1.8

Salad dressing(4)(5)

0.061 0.4 0.000 0.83 S-Aug. 2014 -0.2

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.109 -1.0 -0.001 0.69 S-Dec. 2013 -1.0

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.88 S-Jul. 2014 -1.9

Other foods

1.476 -0.4 -0.006 0.30 S-Aug. 2014 -0.4

Soups

0.096 -1.6 -0.002 1.07 S-Jul. 2013 -1.7

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.280 -1.2 -0.004 0.64 S-Jan. 2014 -1.8

Snacks(4)

0.323 0.4 0.001 0.78 L-Jul. 2014 0.9

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.294 -1.2 -0.003 0.69 S-Apr. 2014 -1.2

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

  -1.5   1.28 S-Jan. 2010 -1.5

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

  -1.5   1.84 S-May 2014 -4.9

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  -0.2   1.16 S-Jun. 2014 -0.7

Other condiments(6)

  -0.3   0.73 L-Aug. 2014 3.9

Baby food(4)(5)

0.054 0.5 0.000 0.47 L-Aug. 2014 0.6

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.430 0.4 0.002 0.57 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  -0.9   0.70 S-Jul. 2013 -1.3

Food away from home(4)

5.705 0.2 0.012 0.05 S-Aug. 2014 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.764 0.2 0.006 0.07 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.356 0.3 0.006 0.09 S-Aug. 2014 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.208 0.9 0.002 0.13 L-Jun. 2014 1.2

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

  1.4   0.09 L-Aug. 2011 2.2

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

0.062 -0.1 0.000 0.17 L-Aug. 2014 0.3

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.314 -0.1 0.000 0.11 S-Aug. 2014 -0.2

Energy

9.330 -1.9 -0.173 0.14 S-Aug. 2014 -2.6

Energy commodities

5.411 -3.0 -0.164 0.15 S-Aug. 2014 -3.9

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.255 -2.3 -0.006 0.34 S-Apr. 2014 -5.4

Fuel oil(4)

0.161 -4.0 -0.006 0.34 S-Apr. 2013 -4.4

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

0.095 -0.5 -0.001 0.68 S-May 2014 -1.3

Motor fuel

5.156 -3.1 -0.158 0.16 S-Aug. 2014 -4.1

Gasoline (all types)

5.072 -3.0 -0.154 0.16 S-Aug. 2014 -4.1

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  -3.2   0.39 S-Aug. 2014 -4.2

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  -3.0   0.40 S-Aug. 2014 -3.8

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  -2.5   0.37 S-Aug. 2014 -3.5

Other motor fuels(5)

0.084 -1.9 -0.002 0.14 L-Aug. 2014 -1.6

Energy services(11)

3.919 -0.2 -0.009 0.25 - -

Electricity(11)

3.053 0.5 0.015 0.33 L-May 2014 2.3

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.866 -2.7 -0.024 0.19 S-Aug. 2014 -2.8

All items less food and energy

76.683 0.2 0.156 0.04 L-May 2014 0.3

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.428 0.0 0.002 0.10 - -

Household furnishings and supplies(4)(12)

3.313 0.4 0.014 0.13 L-Feb. 2012 0.5

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

0.272 -0.3 -0.001 0.53 S-Aug. 2014 -1.5

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.047 -1.2 -0.001 0.45 S-Apr. 2013 -1.2

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.053 -0.1 0.000 0.54 S-Aug. 2014 -0.8

Other linens(4)(5)

0.172 -0.1 0.000 0.87 L-Jul. 2014 1.2

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.750 0.7 0.005 0.27 L-Apr. 2014 0.7

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.266 0.0 0.000 0.39 L-Jun. 2014 0.3

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

0.350 1.4 0.005 0.39 L-Jun. 2011 1.8

Other furniture(5)

0.125 -0.1 0.000 0.77 S-Jun. 2014 -0.8

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

           

Appliances(5)

0.274 0.2 0.000 0.46 S-Aug. 2014 -0.9

Major appliances(5)

0.150 -0.2 0.000 0.68 S-Aug. 2014 -1.0

Laundry equipment(6)

  -0.7   0.84 S-Aug. 2014 -2.2

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.120 0.4 0.000 0.52 L-Jul. 2014 0.4

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.483 0.3 0.001 0.38 S-Aug. 2014 -0.6

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.260 0.8 0.002 0.61 L-May 2013 1.7

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.104 0.0 0.000 0.72 S-Aug. 2014 -0.2

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.044 -0.5 0.000 1.00 S-Aug. 2014 -0.5

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.074 0.8 0.001 0.52 S-Aug. 2014 0.0

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.700 0.5 0.003 0.25 - -

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.187 0.2 0.000 0.42 S-Jul. 2014 -0.1

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.361 0.9 0.003 0.32 L-Aug. 2011 0.9

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.834 0.6 0.005 0.20 L-Oct. 2011 0.7

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.328 0.7 0.002 0.35 L-Jun. 2012 0.7

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.246 0.2 0.000 0.38 - -

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.260 0.8 0.002 0.38 L-Feb. 2012 0.8

Apparel

3.468 -0.2 -0.007 0.47 S-Aug. 2014 -0.2

Men's and boys' apparel

0.859 -1.1 -0.010 0.90 S-Aug. 2014 -2.0

Men's apparel

0.681 -1.6 -0.011 1.08 S-Jan. 2014 -1.7

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.115 -4.0 -0.005 2.92 S-Jul. 2013 -5.1

Men's furnishings

0.190 -1.5 -0.003 1.13 S-Mar. 2014 -1.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.203 -0.5 -0.001 1.68 S-Aug. 2014 -4.0

Men's pants and shorts

0.166 -0.9 -0.001 1.75 L-Aug. 2014 0.4

Boys' apparel

0.178 1.6 0.003 1.33 L-Apr. 2014 2.8

Women's and girls' apparel

1.519 0.4 0.006 0.87 L-Aug. 2014 0.7

Women's apparel

1.280 0.3 0.004 0.87 L-Aug. 2014 1.5

Women's outerwear

0.123 -1.8 -0.002 2.44 L-Aug. 2014 4.6

Women's dresses

0.167 4.3 0.007 2.82 L-Mar. 2012 7.5

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.603 -0.7 -0.004 1.14 L-Aug. 2014 1.0

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

0.376 0.6 0.002 0.97 L-May 2014 1.8

Girls' apparel

0.240 0.6 0.001 2.02 S-Aug. 2014 -3.5

Footwear

0.733 0.0 0.000 0.71 S-Apr. 2014 -0.2

Men's footwear(4)

0.221 -1.1 -0.002 1.16 S-Dec. 2013 -1.5

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.174 2.8 0.005 1.16 L-Jul. 2014 3.8

Women's footwear

0.338 -0.2 -0.001 0.92 S-Jun. 2014 -1.6

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.134 0.5 0.001 0.88 L-Apr. 2014 1.2

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.223 -1.9 -0.004 0.91 S-Jul. 2012 -2.3

Watches(4)(9)

0.048 -0.7 0.000 1.24 S-Aug. 2014 -0.9

Jewelry(9)

0.176 -2.2 -0.004 1.13 S-Jul. 2012 -2.7

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.693 -0.1 -0.008 0.08 S-Jun. 2014 -0.4

New vehicles

3.487 0.2 0.006 0.13 L-Aug. 2014 0.2

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  0.2   0.13 L-Aug. 2014 0.2

New cars(6)

  0.2   0.12 L-Jan. 2013 0.2

New trucks(14)(6)

  0.1   0.13 - -

Used cars and trucks

1.671 -0.9 -0.015 0.06 S-Sep. 2012 -1.2

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.428 -0.1 0.000 0.20 L-Aug. 2014 0.1

Tires(4)

0.281 -0.2 0.000 0.25 L-Aug. 2014 -0.2

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.147 0.1 0.000 0.25 L-Aug. 2014 0.7

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

  -0.1   0.22 S-May 2014 -0.5

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

  0.7   0.59 L-Aug. 2014 1.5

Medical care commodities

1.731 0.0 0.000 0.20 S-Aug. 2014 -0.1

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.656 0.0 -0.001 0.20 S-Aug. 2014 0.0

Prescription drugs

1.305 0.7 0.009 0.21 L-Jun. 2014 1.0

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.352 -2.1 -0.008 0.47 S-EVER -

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.075 0.5 0.000 0.39 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

Recreation commodities(12)

2.003 0.0 0.000 0.17 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Video and audio products(12)

0.297 -0.6 -0.002 0.29 L-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Televisions

0.139 -1.2 -0.002 0.62 S-Jul. 2014 -1.9

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.031 -0.2 0.000 0.78 S-Jul. 2014 -0.5

Audio equipment

0.067 0.3 0.000 0.56 L-May 2014 0.4

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

0.043 -1.0 0.000 0.51 L-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Pets and pet products(4)

0.647 0.2 0.001 0.32 S-Aug. 2014 -0.2

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.33 S-Jul. 2014 -0.6

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

  0.7   0.58 S-Aug. 2014 -0.9

Sporting goods(4)

0.402 -0.1 0.000 0.39 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.181 -0.2 0.000 0.47 S-May 2014 -2.2

Sports equipment

0.215 -0.2 0.000 0.46 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.061 -1.2 -0.001 0.68 S-Jul. 2014 -1.9

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

  -0.1   0.66 S-Jun. 2014 -0.7

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  -1.1   0.69 S-Jul. 2014 -1.8

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.214 1.4 0.003 0.40 L-Jan. 2013 1.6

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.119 1.8 0.002 0.45 L-Jan. 2013 2.7

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.093 0.8 0.001 0.57 L-Mar. 2013 0.9

Other recreational goods(5)

0.383 -0.2 -0.001 0.53 - -

Toys

0.279 -0.2 -0.001 0.56 L-Jul. 2014 0.1

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

  0.4   0.57 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

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

0.051 -1.1 -0.001 1.16 S-Dec. 2013 -2.0

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.041 0.8 0.000 0.49 S-Aug. 2014 -0.8

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.614 -0.1 -0.001 0.28 L-Aug. 2014 -0.1

Educational books and supplies

0.197 0.8 0.002 0.38 L-Aug. 2014 1.5

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  0.7   0.33 S-Jul. 2014 0.5

Information technology commodities(12)

0.417 -0.5 -0.002 0.38 L-Jul. 2014 -0.4

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.279 -0.6 -0.002 0.46 L-Jun. 2014 -0.2

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.067 0.5 0.000 0.66 L-Aug. 2014 0.5

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

0.070 -1.1 -0.001 0.71 L-Aug. 2014 0.2

Alcoholic beverages

0.997 0.1 0.001 0.16 - -

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.588 -0.2 -0.001 0.23 S-Jun. 2014 -0.3

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 -0.1 0.000 0.27 S-Jul. 2014 -0.3

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.073 0.3 0.000 0.35 S-Aug. 2014 0.0

Whiskey at home(6)

  0.2   0.38 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

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

  0.1   0.46 S-Jun. 2014 -1.0

Wine at home

0.248 -0.6 -0.001 0.40 - -

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.409 0.5 0.002 0.14 L-Apr. 2014 0.5

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

  0.2   0.19 S-Aug. 2014 0.2

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

  0.1   0.32 - -

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

  0.7   0.23 L-Apr. 2013 0.7

Other goods(12)

1.610 0.2 0.004 0.18 L-Aug. 2014 0.2

Tobacco and smoking products(4)

0.699 0.6 0.004 0.15 L-Jun. 2014 1.0

Cigarettes(4)(5)

0.644 0.6 0.004 0.16 L-Jun. 2014 1.0

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.049 0.7 0.000 0.44 L-Jun. 2014 1.0

Personal care products(4)

0.721 0.0 0.000 0.42 S-Jun. 2014 0.0

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

0.368 -0.5 -0.002 0.52 S-May 2014 -1.0

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

0.346 0.4 0.001 0.54 L-May 2014 0.6

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.189 -0.1 0.000 0.55 - -

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  0.0   0.53 S-May 2014 -0.3

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

  -0.4   0.58 S-Aug. 2014 -1.0

Services less energy services

57.255 0.3 0.154 0.04 L-May 2014 0.3

Shelter

32.100 0.2 0.078 0.05 S-Aug. 2014 0.2

Rent of shelter(16)

31.733 0.3 0.093 0.05 - -

Rent of primary residence(11)

6.990 0.2 0.017 0.05 S-Aug. 2014 0.2

Lodging away from home(5)

0.904 0.7 0.006 1.12 L-Aug. 2014 0.8

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

0.169 0.4 0.001 0.07 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.735 0.8 0.006 1.39 L-Aug. 2014 1.2

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

23.839 0.2 0.055 0.04 - -

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

22.448 0.2 0.052 0.04 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.367 -0.1 0.000 0.24 S-Jun. 2014 -0.2

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.188 0.6 0.008 0.11 L-Aug. 2012 0.8

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.915 0.8 0.007 0.14 L-Aug. 2012 1.1

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.273 0.2 0.000 0.15 L-Jun. 2014 0.2

Household operations(4)(5)

0.832 0.8 0.007 0.12 L-Apr. 2014 0.9

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.273 0.4 0.001 0.13 L-Dec. 2013 0.9

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.271 1.6 0.004 0.07 L-Apr. 2014 2.3

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.118 0.4 0.001 0.56 S-May 2014 0.3

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.065 0.4 0.000 0.24 - -

Medical care services

5.826 0.2 0.012 0.08 L-May 2014 0.3

Professional services

2.976 0.2 0.005 0.08 L-Aug. 2014 0.3

Physicians' services(11)

1.561 0.1 0.001 0.12 L-Aug. 2014 0.4

Dental services(11)

0.792 0.1 0.001 0.12 S-Jul. 2014 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.278 -0.1 0.000 0.26 S-Jul. 2014 -0.5

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.344 0.6 0.002 0.10 L-Jul. 2008 0.8

Hospital and related services

2.109 0.3 0.005 0.13 L-Jul. 2014 0.4

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.808 0.2 0.004 0.15 S-Aug. 2014 0.0

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

  0.2   0.28 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

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

  0.3   0.29 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

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

0.171 0.2 0.000 0.12 S-Jul. 2014 0.1

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

0.130 -0.1 0.000 0.09 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.741 0.0 0.000 0.09 L-Feb. 2014 0.4

Transportation services

5.488 0.8 0.045 0.13 L-May 2014 1.0

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.388 1.0 0.004 0.43 L-Dec. 2012 1.0

Car and truck rental(5)

0.069 2.9 0.002 1.51 L-Mar. 2014 4.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.147 0.3 0.004 0.09 S-Aug. 2014 -0.1

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.056 0.0 0.000 0.13 L-Aug. 2014 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.482 0.1 0.000 0.15 - -

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.578 0.5 0.003 0.13 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Motor vehicle insurance

2.216 0.6 0.013 0.21 L-May 2014 0.6

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.554 0.5 0.002 0.07 L-Jul. 2013 0.7

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

0.308 0.2 0.001 0.03 L-Jul. 2014 0.4

Parking and other fees(5)

0.228 0.9 0.002 0.17 L-Jan. 2012 3.2

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

  0.1   0.20 S-Aug. 2014 0.0

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

  1.1   0.26 L-Sep. 2011 1.1

Public transportation

1.114 1.7 0.019 0.41 L-May 2014 3.7

Airline fare

0.705 2.4 0.017 0.56 L-May 2014 5.8

Other intercity transportation

0.150 1.1 0.002 0.79 L-Mar. 2014 1.1

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

           

Intercity train fare(7)(6)

  2.6   1.80 L-Jan. 2014 2.9

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  0.3   0.75 L-Jun. 2014 0.5

Intracity transportation(4)

0.256 0.1 0.000 0.03 S-Aug. 2014 -0.1

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

  0.1   0.05 S-Aug. 2014 -0.2

Recreation services(12)

3.690 0.4 0.014 0.20 L-Jan. 2014 0.4

Video and audio services(12)

1.536 0.9 0.014 0.13 L-EVER -

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.447 0.8 0.012 0.12 L-Jun. 2010 0.8

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

0.089 1.5 0.001 0.80 L-Feb. 2013 1.5

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

  2.0   1.02 L-Oct. 2011 2.4

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

  0.2   0.38 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.391 0.2 0.001 0.14 - -

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.11 - -

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.2   0.13 - -

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.061 -0.1 0.000 0.49 S-Jun. 2014 -0.3

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  0.6   0.31 L-Aug. 2014 1.1

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.39 S-Jun. 2014 -0.5

Other recreation services(5)

1.701 0.0 0.000 0.41 L-Jul. 2014 0.6

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

0.597 0.1 0.001 0.52 L-Jul. 2014 0.6

Admissions(4)

0.629 -0.4 -0.002 0.53 L-Aug. 2014 -0.4

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

  -0.4   0.44 L-Aug. 2014 -0.3

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

  0.6   0.49 L-Jul. 2014 0.6

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.207 0.4 0.001 0.17 - -

Education and communication services(12)

6.407 -0.2 -0.015 0.07 S-Aug. 2012 -0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.073 0.5 0.014 0.07 L-Jun. 2014 0.5

College tuition and fees

1.822 0.7 0.012 0.10 L-Feb. 2014 0.7

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.371 0.3 0.001 0.06 S-Aug. 2014 0.1

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.715 0.1 0.001 0.08 S-Jul. 2014 0.0

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.038 0.5 0.000 0.14 L-Jan. 2013 1.0

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.142 0.4 0.001 0.02 - -

Postage(4)

0.128 0.5 0.001 0.00 - -

Delivery services(4)(5)

0.014 -0.1 0.000 0.26 L-Aug. 2014 0.0

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.476 -1.3 -0.032 0.10 S-Sep. 2000 -1.9

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.651 -1.9 -0.031 0.04 S-Jan. 2001 -3.1

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.825 0.0 0.000 0.21 S-Aug. 2014 0.0

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

0.702 0.3 0.002 0.26 L-Apr. 2014 0.4

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.725 0.3 0.005 0.11 L-Mar. 2014 0.3

Personal care services(4)

0.624 0.4 0.002 0.15 L-Nov. 2013 0.4

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

0.624 0.4 0.002 0.15 L-Nov. 2013 0.4

Miscellaneous personal services

1.102 0.3 0.003 0.09 L-Jul. 2014 0.3

Legal services(9)

0.312 0.1 0.000 0.19 L-Aug. 2014 0.1

Funeral expenses(9)

0.170 0.4 0.001 0.15 L-Mar. 2014 0.7

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.271 0.3 0.001 0.09 L-Aug. 2014 0.6

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

0.033 0.7 0.000 0.22 L-Mar. 2013 1.1

Financial services(4)(9)

0.223 0.3 0.001 0.22 L-Jul. 2014 0.8

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

  0.0   0.04 - -

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

  0.7   0.38 L-Jul. 2014 0.7

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

86.013 0.0 -0.017 0.04 - -

All items less shelter

67.900 -0.1 -0.074 0.04 S-Aug. 2014 -0.4

All items less food and shelter

53.913 -0.2 -0.095 0.05 S-Aug. 2014 -0.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.584 0.2 0.078 0.05 L-May 2014 0.2

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

42.912 0.2 0.093 0.06 L-May 2014 0.2

All items less medical care

92.443 0.0 -0.009 0.04 S-Aug. 2014 -0.2

All items less energy

90.670 0.2 0.176 0.04 - -

Commodities

38.826 -0.4 -0.140 0.06 S-Aug. 2014 -0.5

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.757 0.1 0.017 0.11 L-Jun. 2014 0.1

Commodities less food

24.839 -0.6 -0.160 0.09 S-Aug. 2014 -1.0

Commodities less food and beverages

23.842 -0.7 -0.161 0.09 S-Aug. 2014 -1.0

Services

61.174 0.2 0.145 0.04 - -

Services less rent of shelter(16)

29.441 0.2 0.067 0.06 L-May 2014 0.5

Services less medical care services

55.348 0.2 0.125 0.04 - -

Durables(4)

8.955 -0.2 -0.019 0.08 L-Aug. 2014 -0.2

Nondurables

29.871 -0.4 -0.109 0.08 S-Aug. 2014 -0.7

Nondurables less food

15.884 -0.9 -0.144 0.13 S-Aug. 2014 -1.5

Nondurables less food and beverages

14.887 -1.0 -0.146 0.14 S-Aug. 2014 -1.7

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

11.419 -1.3 -0.144 0.09 S-Aug. 2014 -2.0

Nondurables less food and apparel

12.416 -1.1 -0.141 0.09 S-Aug. 2014 -1.8

Housing

41.606 0.2 0.089 0.05 - -

Education and communication(5)

7.021 -0.2 -0.016 0.07 S-Apr. 2013 -0.2

Education(5)

3.270 0.5 0.015 0.07 L-Feb. 2014 0.5

Communication(5)

3.750 -0.8 -0.031 0.09 S-Oct. 2004 -0.8

Information and information processing(5)

3.608 -0.9 -0.032 0.10 S-Nov. 2006 -0.9

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.132 0.0 0.000 0.21 L-Jun. 2014 0.0

Recreation(5)

5.693 0.2 0.014 0.14 L-Apr. 2014 0.2

Video and audio(5)

1.833 0.6 0.012 0.13 L-Oct. 2007 0.6

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.039 0.2 0.002 0.21 S-Aug. 2014 -0.1

Photography(5)

0.123 -0.6 -0.001 0.38 S-Jul. 2014 -0.8

Food and beverages

14.984 0.1 0.022 0.07 S-Jun. 2014 0.0

Domestically produced farm food

6.967 0.2 0.012 0.13 S-Jun. 2014 -0.1

Other services

11.822 0.0 0.004 0.08 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.735 -0.3 -0.008 0.56 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Fuels and utilities

5.362 -0.1 -0.007 0.18 - -

Household energy

4.174 -0.4 -0.015 0.23 S-Aug. 2014 -0.6

Medical care

7.557 0.2 0.013 0.08 - -

Transportation

16.336 -0.7 -0.121 0.08 S-Aug. 2014 -1.5

Private transportation

15.222 -0.9 -0.141 0.08 S-Aug. 2014 -1.4

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.721 0.0 -0.002 0.09 - -

Utilities and public transportation

10.144 -0.1 -0.011 0.11 S-Aug. 2014 -0.6

Household furnishings and operations

4.144 0.4 0.018 0.11 L-Nov. 2012 0.4

Other goods and services

3.335 0.3 0.011 0.11 L-Jan. 2014 0.3

Personal care

2.636 0.3 0.007 0.13 L-Jul. 2014 0.3

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

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


Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, October 2014, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Sep.
2014
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Oct. 2013-
Oct. 2014
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Oct. 2013-
Oct. 2014(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 1.7   0.08 - -

Food

13.987 3.1 0.425 0.11 L-Apr. 2012 3.1

Food at home

8.282 3.3 0.268 0.17 L-Apr. 2012 3.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.122 0.4 0.004 0.38 L-Mar. 2014 0.4

Cereals and cereal products

0.367 0.1 0.000 0.61 L-Aug. 2014 0.5

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -0.5 0.000 0.99 L-Mar. 2014 1.1

Breakfast cereal

0.190 0.9 0.002 0.85 L-Jan. 2014 1.9

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.128 -1.6 -0.002 0.97 S-Jan. 2013 -1.8

Rice(4)(5)

  -2.0   1.33 S-Oct. 2012 -2.0

Bakery products

0.755 0.6 0.004 0.50 L-Feb. 2014 1.1

Bread(4)

0.225 1.3 0.003 1.01 L-Nov. 2013 1.7

White bread(5)

  0.5   1.53 L-Feb. 2014 1.1

Bread other than white(5)

  2.0   1.52 L-Dec. 2013 2.0

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.113 0.1 0.000 1.14 S-Aug. 2014 -0.4

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.185 0.1 0.000 1.10 L-Aug. 2014 1.3

Cookies(5)

  -0.3   1.44 L-Aug. 2014 2.7

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  1.3   1.44 L-Jun. 2014 1.8

Other bakery products

0.233 0.4 0.001 1.22 L-Jul. 2014 1.5

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  -0.4   2.33 S-Jul. 2014 -1.7

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  1.4   1.95 L-Jul. 2014 3.6

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

  -0.8   1.33 S-Jun. 2014 -0.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.985 8.3 0.155 0.36 S-Jul. 2014 7.6

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.865 8.5 0.147 0.38 S-Jul. 2014 7.5

Meats

1.216 12.5 0.137 0.44 S-Aug. 2014 11.8

Beef and veal

0.564 17.8 0.088 0.58 - -

Uncooked ground beef

0.229 18.6 0.037 0.78 L-Jan. 2004 19.1

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.081 19.3 0.014 1.32 S-Aug. 2014 19.0

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.204 15.6 0.028 1.03 S-Aug. 2014 15.6

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.050 20.7 0.009 1.34 - -

Pork

0.384 9.8 0.034 0.76 S-Apr. 2014 9.4

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.146 4.5 0.006 0.95 S-Jun. 2013 4.0

Bacon and related products(5)

  0.5   1.63 S-Feb. 2013 -1.7

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  9.1   1.41 S-Apr. 2014 8.1

Ham

0.081 12.6 0.009 1.88 L-Apr. 2005 13.3

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  13.9   1.79 L-Jun. 2005 14.7

Pork chops

0.064 13.7 0.008 1.36 L-Aug. 2014 13.7

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.093 14.1 0.011 1.65 S-Apr. 2014 13.5

Other meats

0.267 6.0 0.015 0.98 - -

Frankfurters(5)

  5.1   2.37 S-Aug. 2014 4.3

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  5.7   0.97 S-Aug. 2014 5.2

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  5.5   2.07 L-Feb. 2012 8.2

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  -0.9   3.91 L-Mar. 2014 0.4

Poultry

0.358 -0.1 0.000 0.87 S-Aug. 2010 -0.7

Chicken(4)

0.289 0.0 0.000 1.02 S-Aug. 2010 -1.1

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  2.1   1.76 S-Jul. 2014 2.0

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  -1.1   1.29 S-Jun. 2010 -1.1

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.069 -0.2 0.000 1.55 S-Jan. 2010 -2.1

Fish and seafood

0.291 3.8 0.010 0.85 S-Sep. 2013 3.5

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.150 4.9 0.007 1.23 S-Aug. 2013 3.8

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.141 2.7 0.004 1.16 S-Dec. 2013 2.7

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  0.6   1.47 S-Aug. 2014 0.0

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  4.5   2.28 S-Nov. 2013 4.3

Eggs

0.120 6.7 0.007 1.14 S-Feb. 2014 5.7

Dairy and related products

0.878 5.6 0.048 0.47 L-Mar. 2012 6.3

Milk(4)

0.279 5.9 0.016 0.69 S-Aug. 2014 5.9

Fresh whole milk(5)

  8.3   1.03 S-Aug. 2014 7.2

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  4.7   0.71 S-Jun. 2014 4.5

Cheese and related products

0.279 8.9 0.024 0.88 L-Feb. 2012 10.0

Ice cream and related products

0.120 1.0 0.001 1.19 L-Feb. 2013 1.7

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.199 3.7 0.007 0.80 L-Jun. 2012 4.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.341 2.0 0.028 0.54 L-Jul. 2014 2.0

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.039 2.2 0.024 0.67 L-Jul. 2014 2.8

Fresh fruits

0.574 6.6 0.037 0.94 L-May 2014 7.3

Apples

0.091 -0.5 0.000 1.68 L-Aug. 2014 -0.1

Bananas

0.087 0.9 0.001 1.11 L-Jan. 2012 2.5

Citrus fruits(4)

0.168 9.6 0.020 2.17 L-Jun. 2014 12.2

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  6.1   2.90 L-Jun. 2014 7.5

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.228 7.8 0.017 1.62 S-Aug. 2014 5.9

Fresh vegetables

0.465 -2.6 -0.012 0.99 L-Jul. 2014 -0.5

Potatoes

0.081 -2.1 -0.002 1.79 L-Jul. 2014 1.3

Lettuce

0.067 -4.4 -0.003 2.67 S-Apr. 2014 -9.1

Tomatoes

0.080 -0.3 0.000 2.13 L-Jul. 2014 1.7

Other fresh vegetables

0.237 -3.0 -0.007 1.23 S-Aug. 2014 -5.4

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.302 1.1 0.003 0.69 L-Mar. 2014 1.2

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.157 1.7 0.003 1.12 L-May 2014 2.1

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  0.1   1.34 L-Mar. 2014 0.5

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  2.8   1.20 L-May 2014 4.2

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.089 0.2 0.000 1.17 L-Jul. 2013 0.2

Frozen vegetables(5)

  0.2   1.45 L-Sep. 2012 2.6

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.057 0.8 0.000 1.16 L-Mar. 2014 1.5

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

  3.1   2.11 S-Aug. 2014 2.4

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.937 0.6 0.006 0.47 L-Jun. 2012 0.9

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.683 0.3 0.002 0.56 L-Apr. 2013 0.9

Carbonated drinks

0.283 0.6 0.002 0.73 L-Apr. 2013 1.1

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 0.6 0.000 1.37 L-May 2014 2.5

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.387 0.0 0.000 0.86 L-Dec. 2013 0.5

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.254 1.3 0.004 0.69 S-Aug. 2014 1.1

Coffee

0.157 2.5 0.004 0.97 S-Aug. 2014 1.7

Roasted coffee(5)

  2.5   1.31 - -

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  -0.3   2.43 S-May 2014 -1.8

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.097 -0.6 0.000 0.88 S-May 2012 -1.0

Other food at home

2.019 1.4 0.028 0.32 S-Jul. 2014 0.7

Sugar and sweets

0.297 -0.5 -0.001 0.75 S-Aug. 2014 -0.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.054 -3.8 -0.002 0.97 S-Aug. 2014 -4.5

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.181 0.6 0.001 1.12 S-Aug. 2014 0.5

Other sweets(4)

0.061 -0.6 0.000 1.17 S-May 2014 -0.8

Fats and oils

0.247 2.1 0.005 0.63 L-Nov. 2012 3.0

Butter and margarine(4)

0.077 15.4 0.011 1.05 L-Aug. 2011 17.4

Butter(5)

  29.8   1.53 L-Mar. 2011 31.9

Margarine(5)

  2.7   1.48 L-Sep. 2012 3.4

Salad dressing(4)

0.061 -3.5 -0.002 1.13 S-Apr. 2006 -4.0

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.109 -2.8 -0.003 0.99 S-May 2014 -2.8

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  -4.4   1.26 S-Aug. 2014 -4.8

Other foods

1.476 1.6 0.024 0.39 S-Jul. 2014 1.2

Soups

0.096 1.0 0.001 1.30 S-Jul. 2014 0.9

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.280 1.1 0.003 0.82 S-Jun. 2014 -0.2

Snacks

0.323 0.5 0.002 1.00 - -

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.294 2.4 0.007 0.92 - -

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

  3.0   1.48 S-Jul. 2014 2.9

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  0.9   1.57 S-Aug. 2014 -4.8

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  2.7   1.43 L-Dec. 2012 3.1

Other condiments(5)

  -1.1   1.03 S-Aug. 2014 -3.0

Baby food(4)

0.054 2.4 0.001 0.79 S-Jul. 2014 1.7

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.430 1.6 0.010 0.82 L-Aug. 2014 1.7

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  3.2   1.19 S-Aug. 2014 2.9

Food away from home

5.705 2.8 0.157 0.17 L-Sep. 2012 2.8

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.764 2.9 0.080 0.27 L-Feb. 2012 2.9

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.356 2.7 0.064 0.27 - -

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.208 2.3 0.005 0.67 - -

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

  2.8   0.73 L-Aug. 2013 3.7

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.062 -0.2 0.000 0.80 S-Aug. 2014 -0.5

Other food away from home(4)

0.314 2.3 0.008 0.43 S-Jan. 2014 1.8

Energy

9.330 -1.6 -0.153 0.19 S-Feb. 2014 -2.5

Energy commodities

5.411 -4.9 -0.271 0.18 S-Feb. 2014 -6.8

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.255 -3.4 -0.006 0.60 S-May 2013 -5.6

Fuel oil

0.161 -6.5 -0.009 0.62 S-Jun. 2012 -6.8

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.095 2.6 0.003 1.34 S-Jul. 2013 1.2

Motor fuel

5.156 -5.0 -0.265 0.19 S-Feb. 2014 -7.9

Gasoline (all types)

5.072 -5.0 -0.261 0.19 S-Feb. 2014 -8.1

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  -5.2   0.55 S-Feb. 2014 -8.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  -4.0   0.53 S-Feb. 2014 -7.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  -4.0   0.56 S-Mar. 2014 -4.1

Other motor fuels(4)

0.084 -4.4 -0.004 0.23 S-Nov. 2013 -4.5

Energy services(10)

3.919 3.2 0.119 0.42 S-Dec. 2013 2.4

Electricity(10)

3.053 3.1 0.090 0.49 L-Aug. 2014 4.1

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.866 3.4 0.028 0.60 S-Dec. 2013 -0.1

All items less food and energy

76.683 1.8 1.391 0.09 L-Jul. 2014 1.9

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.428 -0.2 -0.032 0.24 L-Jun. 2014 -0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.313 -1.8 -0.059 0.30 L-Oct. 2013 -1.6

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.272 -1.5 -0.004 0.93 S-Aug. 2014 -1.5

Floor coverings(4)

0.047 0.9 0.001 1.29 S-Jun. 2014 0.7

Window coverings(4)

0.053 -2.9 -0.002 1.08 L-Aug. 2014 -2.6

Other linens(4)

0.172 -1.8 -0.003 1.37 - -

Furniture and bedding

0.750 -2.7 -0.021 0.78 L-Jun. 2014 -2.5

Bedroom furniture

0.266 -2.2 -0.006 1.08 S-Aug. 2014 -3.3

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

0.350 -3.7 -0.013 1.03 L-Jul. 2014 -3.1

Other furniture(4)

0.125 -1.0 -0.001 2.52 L-Jun. 2013 0.5

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

           

Appliances(4)

0.274 -4.2 -0.012 0.83 L-Jul. 2014 -4.2

Major appliances(4)

0.150 -6.6 -0.011 1.14 S-Aug. 2014 -6.6

Laundry equipment(5)

  -7.4   1.19 S-Aug. 2014 -8.7

Other appliances(4)

0.120 -1.2 -0.001 1.15 L-Apr. 2014 -1.2

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.483 -2.7 -0.013 1.17 L-May 2013 -2.2

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.260 -3.9 -0.010 1.84 L-Jan. 2013 -3.6

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.104 -0.3 0.000 1.66 - -

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.044 -0.4 0.000 3.26 S-Jun. 2014 -6.3

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.074 -2.9 -0.002 1.34 L-Mar. 2014 -2.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.700 -0.5 -0.003 0.58 L-Mar. 2014 0.1

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.187 0.0 0.000 0.71 L-Mar. 2014 0.1

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.361 -0.8 -0.003 0.81 L-Mar. 2014 0.1

Housekeeping supplies

0.834 -0.7 -0.006 0.44 L-Apr. 2014 -0.6

Household cleaning products(4)

0.328 -1.3 -0.005 0.67 L-Jul. 2013 -1.3

Household paper products(4)

0.246 -0.7 -0.002 0.72 S-Dec. 2003 -1.8

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.260 0.1 0.000 0.79 L-Jul. 2014 0.3

Apparel

3.468 0.7 0.021 1.12 L-Jun. 2014 0.9

Men's and boys' apparel

0.859 -1.9 -0.017 1.54 S-May 2010 -2.8

Men's apparel

0.681 -2.0 -0.014 1.77 S-May 2014 -2.4

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.115 -1.5 -0.002 5.75 S-Jul. 2014 -1.8

Men's furnishings

0.190 -0.9 -0.002 2.27 - -

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.203 -1.3 -0.003 3.39 L-Jul. 2014 -1.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.166 -5.0 -0.008 3.81 S-Jan. 2014 -6.6

Boys' apparel

0.178 -1.4 -0.003 3.42 L-Jul. 2014 2.8

Women's and girls' apparel

1.519 1.5 0.023 2.28 L-Jun. 2014 3.5

Women's apparel

1.280 1.5 0.020 2.46 L-Jun. 2014 3.8

Women's outerwear

0.123 8.8 0.011 8.24 S-Feb. 2014 6.1

Women's dresses

0.167 5.4 0.008 12.36 L-Feb. 2014 7.8

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.603 -1.5 -0.008 2.48 L-Jul. 2014 -1.4

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

0.376 2.5 0.009 1.96 S-Feb. 2014 2.5

Girls' apparel

0.240 1.3 0.003 5.18 L-Jun. 2014 1.7

Footwear

0.733 2.7 0.021 1.28 L-Jul. 2013 2.9

Men's footwear

0.221 1.3 0.003 1.81 S-Aug. 2014 0.9

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.174 9.5 0.016 2.69 L-Jun. 2005 10.1

Women's footwear

0.338 0.5 0.002 1.95 L-Sep. 2013 1.3

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.134 2.5 0.004 1.92 L-Apr. 2014 2.6

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.223 -3.0 -0.011 1.99 S-Jul. 2014 -3.4

Watches(8)

0.048 2.6 0.001 3.43 L-Aug. 2014 4.5

Jewelry(8)

0.176 -5.0 -0.012 2.26 S-Jun. 2005 -5.4

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.693 -0.3 -0.015 0.21 S-EVER -

New vehicles

3.487 0.6 0.019 0.30 L-Nov. 2013 0.6

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  0.6   0.27 L-Nov. 2013 0.6

New cars(5)

  0.0   0.25 L-Oct. 2013 0.3

New trucks(13)(5)

  1.3   0.26 L-Aug. 2014 1.3

Used cars and trucks

1.671 -1.7 -0.031 0.29 S-Jul. 2013 -2.1

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.428 -0.6 -0.003 0.37 - -

Tires

0.281 -1.7 -0.005 0.49 S-Jul. 2014 -2.0

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.147 1.5 0.002 0.64 L-Aug. 2014 1.6

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  0.8   0.57 S-May 2014 0.5

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  2.7   0.86 L-Aug. 2014 2.9

Medical care commodities

1.731 2.6 0.045 0.84 S-Aug. 2014 2.6

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.656 2.8 0.046 0.88 S-Aug. 2014 2.7

Prescription drugs

1.305 4.1 0.052 1.06 L-Jul. 2014 4.2

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.352 -2.1 -0.007 0.78 S-Jun. 2011 -2.2

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.075 -0.5 0.000 0.84 - -

Recreation commodities(11)

2.003 -2.2 -0.046 0.41 - -

Video and audio products(11)

0.297 -8.2 -0.027 0.58 S-Apr. 2013 -8.4

Televisions

0.139 -14.1 -0.022 1.06 S-Aug. 2014 -14.2

Other video equipment(4)

0.031 4.6 0.002 2.08 L-EVER -

Audio equipment

0.067 -6.3 -0.004 1.23 L-Aug. 2014 -5.9

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.043 -3.6 -0.002 1.19 S-Aug. 2012 -4.3

Pets and pet products

0.647 -0.4 -0.003 0.67 S-Aug. 2014 -1.4

Pet food(4)(5)

  -0.1   0.76 S-Aug. 2014 -0.5

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

  -0.1   1.15 S-Aug. 2014 -2.2

Sporting goods

0.402 -0.8 -0.004 0.95 S-Aug. 2014 -1.7

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.181 0.2 0.000 1.13 S-Aug. 2014 -0.5

Sports equipment

0.215 -1.8 -0.004 1.58 S-Aug. 2014 -2.7

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.061 -0.4 0.000 1.92 S-Aug. 2014 -0.9

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

      2.36 - -

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -3.9   2.83 S-Aug. 2014 -4.7

Recreational reading materials

0.214 2.7 0.006 0.97 L-May 2014 3.3

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.119 5.4 0.007 1.36 L-May 2014 6.3

Recreational books(4)

0.093 -0.8 -0.001 1.38 L-May 2014 -0.5

Other recreational goods(4)

0.383 -4.4 -0.018 1.25 L-Mar. 2014 -3.9

Toys

0.279 -5.7 -0.017 1.48 L-Mar. 2014 -5.4

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

  -3.5   2.14 L-Jul. 2014 -3.0

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.051 -1.4 -0.001 2.78 L-Aug. 2014 -0.5

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.041 1.1 0.000 2.30 L-Apr. 2014 1.3

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.614 -3.1 -0.020 0.69 L-Aug. 2014 -2.3

Educational books and supplies

0.197 4.5 0.009 1.03 S-Jul. 2014 2.4

College textbooks(14)(5)

  4.8   0.95 S-Jul. 2014 2.9

Information technology commodities(11)

0.417 -6.4 -0.029 0.93 L-Aug. 2014 -5.9

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.279 -7.5 -0.023 1.23 L-Aug. 2014 -6.9

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.067 -3.5 -0.002 3.85 S-Jun. 2014 -4.2

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

0.070 -5.8 -0.004 1.61 L-Aug. 2014 -5.8

Alcoholic beverages

0.997 1.1 0.011 0.30 S-Aug. 2014 1.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.588 0.7 0.004 0.42 S-Jul. 2014 -0.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 1.0 0.003 0.49 S-Jul. 2014 0.4

Distilled spirits at home

0.073 0.8 0.001 0.68 S-Aug. 2014 0.5

Whiskey at home(5)

  1.6   1.23 S-Aug. 2014 1.4

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  0.1   0.73 L-Aug. 2014 0.1

Wine at home

0.248 0.3 0.001 0.82 L-Jan. 2014 0.4

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.409 1.8 0.007 0.41 - -

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

  1.8   0.60 S-Aug. 2014 1.5

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  1.6   0.86 S-Jul. 2014 1.4

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  1.6   0.68 L-Aug. 2014 1.8

Other goods(11)

1.610 1.9 0.031 0.35 L-Jun. 2014 2.2

Tobacco and smoking products

0.699 2.6 0.018 0.43 L-Jul. 2014 2.6

Cigarettes(4)

0.644 2.7 0.018 0.47 L-Jul. 2014 2.8

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.049 0.3 0.000 1.17 L-Jul. 2014 0.3

Personal care products

0.721 1.7 0.012 0.67 L-Sep. 2012 1.9

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

0.368 -0.3 -0.001 1.06 S-Sep. 2013 -0.5

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.346 3.8 0.012 0.90 L-Jul. 2009 4.0

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.189 0.4 0.001 1.02 S-Jul. 2014 0.0

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  1.2   1.31 S-Jul. 2014 0.2

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -1.3   1.70 - -

Services less energy services

57.255 2.5 1.423 0.10 L-Aug. 2014 2.5

Shelter

32.100 3.0 0.970 0.15 - -

Rent of shelter(15)

31.733 3.0 0.950 0.15 L-Mar. 2008 3.0

Rent of primary residence(10)

6.990 3.3 0.229 0.17 - -

Lodging away from home(4)

0.904 8.4 0.073 1.35 L-Apr. 2004 8.8

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

0.169 2.8 0.005 0.27 L-Aug. 2014 2.9

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.735 9.8 0.069 1.66 L-Oct. 1991 10.7

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

23.839 2.7 0.648 0.17 - -

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

22.448 2.7 0.610 0.17 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.367 5.6 0.020 0.94 S-Jul. 2014 5.2

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.188 3.9 0.046 0.83 L-Jul. 2013 4.4

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.915 4.5 0.041 1.07 L-Jul. 2013 5.1

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.273 2.0 0.006 0.63 S-Jun. 2012 1.9

Household operations(4)

0.832 3.4 0.028 0.39 L-Apr. 2009 3.4

Domestic services(4)

0.273 2.1 0.006 0.43 - -

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.271 4.4 0.012 0.39 L-Apr. 2009 7.7

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.118 3.7 0.005 1.77 L-Oct. 2013 3.7

Repair of household items(4)

0.065 3.0 0.002 0.93 S-Jun. 2014 1.7

Medical care services

5.826 1.9 0.113 0.24 L-Aug. 2014 1.9

Professional services

2.976 1.5 0.044 0.26 L-Aug. 2014 1.6

Physicians' services(10)

1.561 1.3 0.020 0.43 S-Jul. 2014 1.1

Dental services(10)

0.792 2.0 0.016 0.45 - -

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.278 1.4 0.004 0.61 L-Aug. 2014 1.5

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.344 1.2 0.004 0.38 L-Aug. 2014 1.2

Hospital and related services

2.109 3.9 0.081 0.39 L-Jul. 2014 5.5

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.808 4.2 0.074 0.44 L-Jul. 2014 6.0

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

  4.9   0.55 L-Aug. 2014 4.9

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

  3.9   0.88 L-Jul. 2014 5.6

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

0.171 3.2 0.005 0.40 S-Aug. 2014 2.9

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.130 1.3 0.002 0.39 S-Aug. 2014 1.3

Health insurance(7)

0.741 -1.6 -0.011 0.28 L-Jul. 2014 -0.9

Transportation services

5.488 1.8 0.099 0.34 L-Jul. 2014 1.8

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.388 -2.2 -0.008 1.24 L-May 2014 -1.5

Car and truck rental(4)

0.069 -0.1 0.000 2.04 L-Aug. 2014 0.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.147 1.9 0.022 0.30 L-Sep. 2013 1.9

Motor vehicle body work

0.056 1.6 0.001 0.52 S-Feb. 2012 1.6

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.482 1.7 0.008 0.57 L-Aug. 2013 2.0

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.578 2.1 0.012 0.44 L-Dec. 2013 2.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.216 4.7 0.105 0.62 L-Jun. 2014 4.9

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.554 0.2 0.001 0.41 L-Aug. 2014 0.7

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

0.308 -0.7 -0.002 0.59 L-Aug. 2014 0.6

Parking and other fees(4)

0.228 1.5 0.004 0.48 L-Jun. 2014 2.0

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  1.7   1.10 L-Jul. 2014 1.7

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  0.0   0.82 L-Mar. 2014 0.4

Public transportation

1.114 -1.8 -0.022 0.72 L-Aug. 2014 -1.7

Airline fare

0.705 -2.8 -0.021 1.05 L-Aug. 2014 -2.7

Other intercity transportation

0.150 -2.1 -0.003 1.85 L-Aug. 2014 -0.7

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

           

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  0.2   2.00 L-Feb. 2014 1.2

Ship fare(4)(5)

  -4.1   1.88 L-Aug. 2014 0.3

Intracity transportation

0.256 1.2 0.003 0.45 L-Feb. 2014 3.4

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  1.1   1.80 L-Feb. 2014 4.0

Recreation services(11)

3.690 1.5 0.056 0.47 L-Aug. 2014 1.7

Video and audio services(11)

1.536 1.9 0.029 0.38 L-Jul. 2014 2.0

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.447 2.4 0.035 0.40 L-Jul. 2014 2.6

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

0.089 -5.6 -0.006 1.66 L-Jul. 2014 -5.1

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -8.5   2.39 L-Jul. 2014 -8.1

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

  -0.8   1.00 L-Jul. 2014 -0.8

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.391 2.9 0.011 0.47 S-Dec. 2013 2.9

Pet services(4)(5)

  1.9   0.86 S-Aug. 2013 1.1

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  3.3   0.52 S-Dec. 2013 3.2

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.061 1.4 0.001 1.07 S-Nov. 2013 1.1

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  2.0   0.64 S-Jul. 2014 1.3

Film processing(4)(5)

  2.8   1.03 S-Apr. 2014 2.7

Other recreation services(4)

1.701 0.8 0.014 0.91 - -

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

0.597 0.2 0.001 1.23 S-Nov. 2011 -0.3

Admissions

0.629 1.2 0.007 1.50 - -

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

  1.6   1.21 S-Jan. 2014 1.5

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  2.6   1.53 L-Jul. 2014 3.7

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.207 2.3 0.005 1.41 L-Jul. 2013 2.9

Education and communication services(11)

6.407 1.2 0.079 0.23 S-EVER -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.073 3.3 0.100 0.34 L-Jul. 2014 3.4

College tuition and fees

1.822 3.5 0.063 0.50 L-Jul. 2014 3.9

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.371 3.9 0.014 0.44 - -

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.715 2.5 0.018 0.43 S-Aug. 2014 2.4

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.038 1.9 0.001 0.98 L-Aug. 2014 2.0

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.142 4.0 0.006 0.48 - -

Postage

0.128 4.1 0.005 0.51 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.014 3.2 0.000 0.50 S-May 2014 2.4

Telephone services(4)

2.476 -1.5 -0.039 0.32 S-Sep. 2011 -1.5

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.651 -3.1 -0.053 0.39 S-Nov. 2011 -3.5

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.825 1.7 0.014 0.59 S-Jun. 2013 1.6

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.702 1.7 0.013 1.01 L-Aug. 2014 1.8

Other personal services(11)

1.725 1.9 0.033 0.35 L-Mar. 2014 2.0

Personal care services

0.624 1.6 0.010 0.58 L-Dec. 2013 1.8

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.624 1.6 0.010 0.58 L-Dec. 2013 1.8

Miscellaneous personal services

1.102 2.0 0.022 0.40 L-Jul. 2014 2.0

Legal services(8)

0.312 1.4 0.005 0.75 S-Mar. 1993 1.0

Funeral expenses(8)

0.170 1.9 0.003 0.41 L-May 2014 2.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.271 2.4 0.006 0.44 L-Jan. 2013 2.8

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.033 2.5 0.001 0.99 L-Dec. 2013 3.5

Financial services(8)

0.223 2.6 0.006 1.00 L-Mar. 2014 2.7

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

  -0.1   3.68 - -

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

  5.0   0.85 L-Mar. 2014 5.1

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

86.013 1.4 1.239 0.09 - -

All items less shelter

67.900 1.0 0.694 0.10 S-Mar. 2014 1.0

All items less food and shelter

53.913 0.5 0.269 0.11 S-Feb. 2014 0.2

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.584 0.9 0.421 0.13 - -

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

42.912 1.0 0.453 0.14 L-Jul. 2014 1.2

All items less medical care

92.443 1.6 1.505 0.08 - -

All items less energy

90.670 2.0 1.817 0.08 L-Jul. 2014 2.0

Commodities

38.826 0.3 0.122 0.13 S-Mar. 2014 -0.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.757 0.0 -0.001 0.27 L-Aug. 2013 0.1

Commodities less food

24.839 -1.2 -0.303 0.18 S-Mar. 2014 -1.3

Commodities less food and beverages

23.842 -1.3 -0.315 0.19 S-Mar. 2014 -1.4

Services

61.174 2.5 1.542 0.11 - -

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.441 2.0 0.592 0.14 - -

Services less medical care services

55.348 2.6 1.428 0.11 - -

Durables

8.955 -1.4 -0.121 0.17 L-Aug. 2014 -1.4

Nondurables

29.871 0.8 0.243 0.15 S-Mar. 2014 0.1

Nondurables less food

15.884 -1.1 -0.182 0.25 S-Mar. 2014 -1.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

14.887 -1.2 -0.193 0.27 S-Mar. 2014 -1.4

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

11.419 -1.8 -0.214 0.17 S-Mar. 2014 -1.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

12.416 -1.6 -0.203 0.16 S-Mar. 2014 -1.7

Housing

41.606 2.7 1.097 0.14 L-Jul. 2014 2.7

Education and communication(4)

7.021 0.8 0.059 0.21 S-Jul. 1999 0.4

Education(4)

3.270 3.4 0.109 0.32 L-Jun. 2014 3.5

Communication(4)

3.750 -1.3 -0.050 0.27 S-Jun. 2013 -1.3

Information and information processing(4)

3.608 -1.5 -0.055 0.28 S-Jun. 2013 -1.6

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.132 -1.5 -0.016 0.71 L-Aug. 2014 -1.2

Recreation(4)

5.693 0.2 0.009 0.31 L-Jul. 2014 0.4

Video and audio(4)

1.833 0.1 0.002 0.35 L-Jul. 2014 0.2

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.039 0.8 0.008 0.45 S-Aug. 2014 0.3

Photography(4)

0.123 0.6 0.001 1.17 S-Jul. 2014 0.3

Food and beverages

14.984 2.9 0.437 0.10 - -

Domestically produced farm food

6.967 3.7 0.251 0.18 L-Mar. 2012 3.7

Other services

11.822 1.4 0.167 0.20 S-Aug. 2011 1.4

Apparel less footwear

2.735 0.2 0.000 1.35 L-Jun. 2014 1.4

Fuels and utilities

5.362 3.1 0.159 0.36 S-Dec. 2013 2.7

Household energy

4.174 2.8 0.112 0.39 S-Dec. 2013 2.4

Medical care

7.557 2.1 0.159 0.28 L-Aug. 2014 2.1

Transportation

16.336 -1.1 -0.181 0.14 S-Mar. 2014 -1.2

Private transportation

15.222 -1.0 -0.159 0.14 S-Mar. 2014 -1.1

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.721 -0.4 -0.020 0.22 S-Jun. 2013 -0.4

Utilities and public transportation

10.144 1.4 0.139 0.24 S-Dec. 2012 1.1

Household furnishings and operations

4.144 -0.8 -0.032 0.24 L-Sep. 2013 -0.8

Other goods and services

3.335 1.9 0.064 0.26 L-Jun. 2014 1.9

Personal care

2.636 1.7 0.045 0.32 L-Feb. 2013 1.7

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: November 20, 2014