Consumer Price Index News Release

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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX - JANUARY 2015
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.7 percent 
 in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
 reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index decreased 0.1 
 percent before seasonal adjustment.

 The energy index fell 9.7 percent as the gasoline index fell 18.7 percent in 
 January, the sharpest in a series of seven consecutive declines. The gasoline 
 decrease was overwhelmingly the cause of the decline in the all items index, 
 which would have risen 0.1 percent had the gasoline index been unchanged. The 
 fuel oil index also fell sharply, and the index for natural gas turned down, 
 although the electricity index rose. The food index was unchanged in January, 
 with the food at home index falling for the first time since May 2013.

 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in January. The 
 shelter index rose 0.3 percent, and the indexes for personal care, for apparel,
 and for recreation increased as well. The medical care index was unchanged, 
 while an array of indexes declined in January, including those for household 
 furnishings and operations, alcoholic beverages, new vehicles, used cars and 
 trucks, airline fares, and tobacco.  

 The all items index declined 0.1 percent over the last 12 months, the first 
 negative 12-month change since the period ending October 2009. The energy 
 index fell 19.6 percent over the span, with the gasoline index down 35.4 
 percent. The food index rose 3.2 percent, and the index for all items less 
 food and energy increased 1.6 percent.   



 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.   ended 
                              2014  2014  2014  2014  2014  2014  2015   Jan.  
                                                                         2015  
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................    .1   -.1    .1    .1   -.3   -.3   -.7      -.1
  Food......................    .3    .3    .3    .2    .2    .2    .0      3.2
   Food at home.............    .3    .3    .3    .2    .1    .2   -.2      3.3
   Food away from home (1)..    .3    .2    .3    .2    .4    .3    .2      3.1
  Energy....................   -.2  -1.7   -.7  -1.2  -4.1  -4.7  -9.7    -19.6
   Energy commodities.......   -.4  -2.6   -.9  -2.1  -7.0  -9.0 -18.0    -34.7
    Gasoline (all types)....   -.4  -2.7   -.9  -2.0  -7.2  -9.2 -18.7    -35.4
    Fuel oil (1)............   -.7  -1.2  -2.1  -4.0  -3.5  -7.8  -9.9    -29.7
   Energy services..........    .2   -.3   -.4   -.1   -.3    .8   -.1      1.9
    Electricity.............    .2    .2   -.7    .5    .0    .6    .9      2.5
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............    .0  -1.9    .4  -1.9  -1.3   1.4  -3.4      -.4
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .1    .1    .1    .2    .1    .1    .2      1.6
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .0   -.1    .1    .0   -.3   -.2   -.1      -.8
    New vehicles............    .3    .1    .0    .1    .0    .0   -.1       .5
    Used cars and trucks....   -.1    .0    .0   -.6   -.9   -.8   -.1     -4.0
    Apparel.................    .1   -.4    .1   -.3   -.7   -.8    .3     -1.4
    Medical care commodities    .3    .0    .5    .2    .6    .9   -.3      3.9
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .1    .1    .2    .2    .2    .2    .3      2.5
    Shelter.................    .3    .2    .3    .2    .2    .2    .3      2.9
    Transportation services    -.6   -.3    .1    .5    .2    .0    .4      2.1
    Medical care services...    .1    .1    .1    .2    .3    .3    .1      2.3

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.


 Consumer Price Index Data for January 2015

 Food

 The food index was unchanged in January after rising through all of 2014. The 
 index for food at home turned down in January, falling 0.2 percent after 
 increasing in each of the last 6 months. Four of the six major grocery 
 store food groups declined in January. The fruits and vegetables index fell 
 0.9 percent, with the indexes for fresh fruits and fresh vegetables both 
 declining. The dairy and related products index also fell 0.9 percent, its 
 largest decline since April 2012. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and 
 eggs fell slightly in January, decreasing 0.1 percent despite the index for 
 beef and veal rising 0.1 percent. The index for other food at home, which 
 rose in November and December, also declined 0.1 percent in January. The food 
 at home index has increased 3.3 percent over the last 12 months, with all six 
 major grocery store food group indexes rising over that span. The largest 
 increase was posted by the meats, poultry, fish, and eggs group, which rose 
 8.7 percent with the beef and veal index increasing 19.0 percent.  The index 
 for food away from home increased 0.2 percent in January after a 0.3-percent 
 increase in December and has risen 3.1 percent over the last 12 months.

 Energy

 The energy index fell 9.7 percent in January, its seventh consecutive decline 
 and the largest 1-month decrease since November 2008. The 18.7-percent 
 decline in the gasoline index was the main factor. (Before seasonal 
 adjustment, gasoline prices fell 17.1 percent in January.) The fuel oil index 
 also fell sharply, declining 9.9 percent after a 7.8-percent decline in 
 December. The index for natural gas, which rose in December, fell 3.4 percent 
 in January. The electricity index was the only major energy component to 
 increase, rising 0.9 percent, its largest increase since May 2014. The 
 electricity index is also the only major energy component to rise over the 
 last 12 months, increasing 2.5 percent over the span. The gasoline and fuel 
 oil indexes have declined sharply over the period, falling 35.4 percent and 
 29.7 percent, respectively. The index for natural gas has declined slightly 
 over the span, decreasing 0.4 percent.  

 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in January.
 The shelter index increased 0.3 percent, with the rent and owners' equivalent
 rent indexes both rising 0.2 percent and the index for lodging away from home
 rising 1.3 percent. The personal care index rose 0.6 percent in January, its 
 largest increase since the inception of the index in 1999. The apparel index 
 rose 0.3 percent, and the recreation index increased 0.2 percent. The index 
 for medical care was unchanged in January, with the index for medical care 
 services rising, but the medical care commodities index falling. Several 
 indexes posted modest declines in January. The index for household furnishings
 and operations fell 0.2 percent, and the indexes for new vehicles and for 
 used cars and trucks both fell 0.1 percent. The index for alcoholic beverages 
 fell 0.3 percent, as did the index for airline fares. The tobacco index also 
 declined, falling 0.2 percent after rising in December.     

 The index for all items less food and energy has risen 1.6 percent over the 
 past 12 months, the same figure as for the 12 months ending December. The 
 index for shelter has risen 2.9 percent over the span, and the indexes for 
 medical care, for new vehicles, and for alcoholic beverages are among those 
 that have also increased. Indexes that have declined over the past year 
 include those for used cars and trucks, airline fares, household furnishings 
 and operations, and apparel.   

 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) decreased 0.1 percent
 over the last 12 months to an index level of 233.707 (1982-84=100). For the 
 month, the index fell 0.5 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.  

 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) 
 decreased 0.8 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 228.294 
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index fell 0.7 percent prior to seasonal 
 adjustment.  

 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) decreased 
 0.6 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index fell 0.7 percent
 on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Please note that the indexes for the past
 10 to 12 months are subject to revision. 


	
 The Consumer Price Index for February 2015 is scheduled to be released on 
 Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). 





















 Chained Consumer Price Index to be Revised Quarterly 

 Effective with this release of CPI data for January 2015 on February 26, 2015, 
 the Bureau of Labor Statistics is beginning 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 this 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 this release of the January 2015 CPI on February 26, 2015, the 
 Bureau of Labor Statistics is utilizing 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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 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 
 2010 through December 2014 were replaced in January 2015.  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: 32 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 2015, BLS adjusted 33 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.  


 





 Revised seasonally adjusted changes

 Over-the-month percent changes in the U.S. City Average Consumer Price Index 
 for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for All Items and for All Items less food and 
 energy, seasonally adjusted, using former and recalculated seasonal factors 
 for 2014.

 All Items

 2014		Former	Recalculated	Difference
 
 January	.1	.2		.1
 February	.1	.1		.0
 March		.2	.2		.0
 April		.3	.2	       -.1
 May		.4	.3	       -.1
 June		.3	.2	       -.1
 July		.1	.1		.0
 August	       -.2     -.1		.1
 September	.1	.1		.0
 October	.0	.1		.1
 November      -.3     -.3		.0
 December      -.4     -.3		.1
 

 All Items less food and energy

 2014		Former	Recalculated	Difference
 
 January	.1	.1		.0
 February	.1	.1		.0
 March		.2	.2		.0
 April		.2	.2		.0
 May		.3	.2	       -.1
 June		.1	.1		.0
 July		.1	.1		.0
 August		.0	.1		.1
 September	.1	.1		.0
 October	.2	.2		.0
 November	.1	.1		.0
 December	.0	.1		.1











Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, January 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Dec.
2014
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jan.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014-
Jan.
2015
Dec.
2014-
Jan.
2015
Oct.
2014-
Nov.
2014
Nov.
2014-
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2014-
Jan.
2015

All items

100.000 233.916 234.812 233.707 -0.1 -0.5 -0.3 -0.3 -0.7

Food

14.257 238.872 245.976 246.538 3.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0

Food at home

8.427 235.356 242.457 243.123 3.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 -0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.138 271.151 270.635 273.589 0.9 1.1 -0.1 0.2 0.7

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.014 240.158 261.055 260.982 8.7 0.0 0.7 0.4 -0.1

Dairy and related products(1)

0.898 219.362 229.870 227.800 3.8 -0.9 -0.2 0.6 -0.9

Fruits and vegetables

1.379 292.095 297.429 298.781 2.3 0.5 -0.7 0.3 -0.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.955 167.039 166.978 168.603 0.9 1.0 0.5 -0.4 0.1

Other food at home

2.043 204.575 206.831 207.218 1.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 -0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.830 245.481 252.628 253.037 3.1 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.2

Energy

8.030 239.551 209.785 192.619 -19.6 -8.2 -4.1 -4.7 -9.7

Energy commodities

4.215 294.165 230.195 192.221 -34.7 -16.5 -7.0 -9.0 -18.0

Fuel oil(1)

0.139 389.522 303.844 273.718 -29.7 -9.9 -3.5 -7.8 -9.9

Motor fuel

3.979 288.268 225.165 186.763 -35.2 -17.1 -7.2 -9.2 -18.6

Gasoline (all types)

3.904 286.607 223.404 185.142 -35.4 -17.1 -7.2 -9.2 -18.7

Energy services(2)

3.815 197.919 199.592 201.594 1.9 1.0 -0.3 0.8 -0.1

Electricity(2)

2.940 203.026 204.275 208.172 2.5 1.9 0.0 0.6 0.9

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.875 179.982 182.908 179.184 -0.4 -2.0 -1.3 1.4 -3.4

All items less food and energy

77.713 235.367 238.775 239.248 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.408 146.025 145.127 144.865 -0.8 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1

Apparel

3.343 124.275 123.942 122.527 -1.4 -1.1 -0.7 -0.8 0.3

New vehicles

3.551 145.880 146.524 146.558 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.591 147.386 141.957 141.461 -4.0 -0.3 -0.9 -0.8 -0.1

Medical care commodities

1.772 336.756 349.750 349.980 3.9 0.1 0.6 0.9 -0.3

Alcoholic beverages

1.015 236.340 238.856 238.718 1.0 -0.1 0.6 -0.3 -0.3

Tobacco and smoking products

0.718 896.539 916.707 917.733 2.4 0.1 0.3 0.4 -0.2

Services less energy services

58.305 289.779 296.021 296.979 2.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Shelter

32.711 266.754 273.598 274.589 2.9 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.159 272.317 280.874 281.572 3.4 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

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

24.339 274.740 281.288 281.980 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Medical care services

5.944 459.618 468.393 470.030 2.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.1

Physicians' services(2)

1.590 356.796 361.659 362.740 1.7 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.1

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.853 272.485 282.547 284.225 4.3 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.2

Transportation services

5.625 280.687 286.585 286.644 2.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.168 263.718 268.588 268.869 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.300 429.585 448.933 451.007 5.0 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.6

Airline fare

0.702 291.836 287.175 283.152 -3.0 -1.4 -0.2 -2.0 -0.3

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, January 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Dec.
2014
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jan.
2014-
Jan.
2015
Dec.
2014-
Jan.
2015
Oct.
2014-
Nov.
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All items

100.000 -0.1 -0.5 -0.3 -0.3 -0.7

Food

14.257 3.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0

Food at home

8.427 3.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 -0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.138 0.9 1.1 -0.1 0.2 0.7

Cereals and cereal products

0.370 0.2 1.7 -0.5 -0.2 1.2

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.048 0.1 6.4 0.1 -1.1 2.1

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.197 0.0 -0.6 0.7 -0.1 -0.6

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.126 0.6 3.4 -1.7 -1.1 3.4

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  -1.4 1.1 -1.1 -1.0 1.1

Bakery products

0.767 1.2 0.8 0.2 0.4 0.4

Bread(2)

0.230 1.0 -0.4 0.2 0.8 -0.2

White bread(1)(3)

  0.2 0.2 -0.2 1.4 0.2

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  1.2 -1.0 0.2 1.6 -1.0

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

0.116 3.1 1.2 0.5 0.2 1.1

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.189 1.8 0.7 0.0 0.3 1.3

Cookies(1)(3)

  1.6 0.8 0.1 -0.1 1.5

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  1.9 0.7 -0.7 0.1 0.7

Other bakery products

0.233 0.1 1.9 0.2 0.0 0.2

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

  -0.6 0.6 -0.5 1.8 0.6

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  -0.2 1.7 0.3 -0.1 -0.4

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

  0.6 2.4 1.0 -0.7 0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.014 8.7 0.0 0.7 0.4 -0.1

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.880 8.7 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.1

Meats

1.229 12.6 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.1

Beef and veal(1)

0.582 19.0 0.1 0.8 0.7 0.1

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.238 21.0 1.3 1.4 0.2 1.3

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.085 21.6 -1.1 2.0 1.4 -1.1

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.207 14.9 -0.7 -0.9 0.9 -0.7

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.053 22.5 -0.2 2.7 1.2 -0.2

Pork

0.372 7.4 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 -0.4

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.141 2.3 1.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.3

Bacon and related products(3)

  -0.1 0.3 -0.5 -0.2 0.0

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  6.2 2.4 0.5 0.4 0.6

Ham

0.078 11.5 -0.5 1.2 -0.4 -1.0

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  12.3 -0.9 1.3 -0.8 -1.3

Pork chops

0.064 8.2 -2.0 -0.6 0.2 -2.0

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.089 12.3 -0.5 -0.8 -0.6 -0.5

Other meats

0.275 7.3 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.7

Frankfurters(3)

  10.3 -0.5 1.3 3.5 0.3

Lunchmeats(2)(3)

  6.6 0.6 0.3 0.0 1.4

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

  8.0 -0.5 1.6 -0.5 -0.5

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

  3.2 0.6 1.4 -1.1 0.6

Poultry

0.360 2.0 0.7 1.4 -0.4 0.5

Chicken(1)(2)

0.294 2.9 0.4 1.2 -0.3 0.4

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  6.1 1.9 0.7 0.5 1.9

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  1.4 -0.4 1.6 -0.5 -0.4

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.066 -1.7 1.9 1.4 -1.4 -0.8

Fish and seafood(1)

0.291 2.2 0.2 0.1 -0.3 -0.5

Fresh fish and seafood(2)

0.148 3.5 0.8 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.142 0.9 -0.5 0.4 -0.7 -0.8

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  0.2 -0.3 0.9 -1.0 -0.3

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

  2.3 -0.5 0.5 -0.3 -1.0

Eggs

0.134 8.2 -3.3 1.1 4.1 -1.8

Dairy and related products(1)

0.898 3.8 -0.9 -0.2 0.6 -0.9

Milk(1)(2)

0.283 1.1 -2.2 -0.4 0.8 -2.2

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

  2.1 -1.5 0.1 -0.1 -1.5

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

  0.7 -2.5 -0.6 1.5 -2.5

Cheese and related products

0.286 7.8 -0.5 0.3 0.2 -1.5

Ice cream and related products

0.126 2.0 -0.2 0.2 2.0 -1.3

Other dairy and related products(1)(2)

0.204 3.4 -0.1 -0.4 0.5 -0.1

Fruits and vegetables

1.379 2.3 0.5 -0.7 0.3 -0.9

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.076 2.9 0.1 -0.8 0.3 -1.1

Fresh fruits

0.575 1.7 -0.9 -2.6 -1.1 -0.9

Apples

0.083 0.6 2.6 -0.6 -1.1 1.2

Bananas

0.087 -1.3 -0.2 1.5 -1.8 -1.2

Citrus fruits(2)

0.146 2.9 -1.6 -0.9 -0.9 -0.9

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  2.9 -0.4 0.5 -0.9 1.0

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.259 2.4 -1.8 -3.1 0.5 -2.0

Fresh vegetables

0.500 4.3 1.2 1.4 1.9 -1.4

Potatoes

0.075 -0.9 6.8 -1.3 1.0 1.5

Lettuce

0.072 12.2 5.3 2.6 -2.8 5.0

Tomatoes(1)

0.102 9.6 -4.4 10.4 9.3 -4.4

Other fresh vegetables

0.251 1.9 0.7 -0.4 2.4 -2.8

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.303 0.2 1.7 -0.3 0.5 -0.2

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.157 -0.2 1.7 -0.7 0.7 0.0

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  1.1 2.0 -0.5 1.0 0.6

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  -0.3 1.5 -1.2 0.8 -0.2

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.088 0.6 1.2 -0.4 1.1 -0.9

Frozen vegetables(3)

  1.0 2.3 -1.0 1.3 -0.2

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.057 0.7 2.5 -0.1 0.4 1.0

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

  3.8 -1.3 1.0 1.1 -1.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.955 0.9 1.0 0.5 -0.4 0.1

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.699 0.0 0.7 0.5 -0.4 -0.3

Carbonated drinks

0.285 0.0 1.4 -0.1 0.4 -1.1

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 2.3 0.2 0.6 0.0 0.2

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(2)

0.400 0.0 0.2 1.0 -0.8 0.0

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.256 3.5 1.8 0.1 -0.1 0.7

Coffee

0.158 6.1 3.1 0.2 0.1 1.4

Roasted coffee(3)

  6.7 4.0 0.3 0.3 2.0

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

  2.9 -0.1 -0.8 1.9 -0.1

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.099 -0.5 -0.3 0.8 -0.5 -1.1

Other food at home

2.043 1.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 -0.1

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.299 2.0 1.9 -0.2 0.5 1.9

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.054 0.9 4.7 0.9 0.5 2.1

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.185 2.9 0.9 0.1 0.6 0.9

Other sweets(2)

0.060 0.1 2.4 1.0 -0.2 0.4

Fats and oils

0.245 0.8 0.8 -0.8 -0.4 -0.6

Butter and margarine(2)

0.077 8.8 0.6 -0.6 -1.3 -1.5

Butter(3)

  19.5 0.8 -1.3 -2.3 -2.5

Margarine(3)

  -0.4 0.0 0.1 0.2 -2.6

Salad dressing(2)

0.062 -2.1 0.7 -1.1 0.0 0.6

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.107 -2.7 1.0 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  -5.1 -1.3 -0.6 -0.3 -1.3

Other foods

1.499 1.2 -0.3 0.4 0.3 -0.5

Soups

0.093 -1.6 0.7 0.3 -0.5 -0.6

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.285 2.3 -1.4 1.2 0.3 -1.4

Snacks(1)

0.330 1.0 -0.7 0.1 0.4 -0.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.292 1.9 2.1 0.1 0.8 -0.4

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

  2.4 1.9 1.9 0.3 -1.3

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

  0.4 0.1 -2.2 1.0 0.1

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  3.2 1.9 -0.5 1.0 1.3

Other condiments(3)

  1.2 3.5 0.4 1.0 -0.6

Baby food(1)(2)

0.055 1.9 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.444 0.9 -0.9 1.0 0.5 -0.9

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  3.4 -0.8 0.9 1.0 -0.8

Food away from home(1)

5.830 3.1 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.823 3.0 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.1

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.413 3.4 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.212 1.9 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

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

  2.3 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1

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

0.064 1.7 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.8

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.319 2.2 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0

Energy

8.030 -19.6 -8.2 -4.1 -4.7 -9.7

Energy commodities

4.215 -34.7 -16.5 -7.0 -9.0 -18.0

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.236 -24.9 -7.1 -2.0 -4.9 -7.1

Fuel oil(1)

0.139 -29.7 -9.9 -3.5 -7.8 -9.9

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

0.097 -17.4 -3.0 -1.9 -2.1 -7.7

Motor fuel

3.979 -35.2 -17.1 -7.2 -9.2 -18.6

Gasoline (all types)

3.904 -35.4 -17.1 -7.2 -9.2 -18.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -36.2 -17.6 -7.4 -9.5 -19.1

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -34.0 -16.3 -6.5 -9.4 -18.1

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -31.3 -14.9 -4.5 -6.7 -16.4

Other motor fuels(2)

0.075 -24.2 -13.4 -1.4 -3.7 -13.5

Energy services(8)

3.815 1.9 1.0 -0.3 0.8 -0.1

Electricity(8)

2.940 2.5 1.9 0.0 0.6 0.9

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.875 -0.4 -2.0 -1.3 1.4 -3.4

All items less food and energy

77.713 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.408 -0.8 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.342 -2.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3

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

0.266 -4.0 1.1 -0.6 -2.5 1.1

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.047 1.3 0.8 -0.7 -0.2 0.8

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.053 -4.4 -1.7 3.4 -3.3 -1.7

Other linens(1)(2)

0.166 -5.3 2.0 -1.9 -2.8 2.0

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.769 -2.2 -0.5 0.1 0.3 -0.5

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.268 -4.2 -1.4 -0.2 -0.3 -1.4

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

0.363 -1.5 0.1 0.3 0.7 0.1

Other furniture(2)

0.128 0.3 -0.1 -0.7 0.2 -0.2

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

           

Appliances(2)

0.271 -4.9 1.2 -1.1 -0.6 0.1

Major appliances(2)

0.147 -7.7 1.4 -1.8 0.0 -0.4

Laundry equipment(3)

  -8.4 0.9 -3.7 1.2 0.0

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.120 -1.3 1.0 -0.1 -2.1 1.0

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.479 -3.3 0.5 -1.2 -0.9 -0.3

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.257 -4.3 0.7 -1.8 -1.6 0.7

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.107 1.6 0.0 0.7 0.2 0.2

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.041 -6.6 3.4 -3.8 -3.6 3.4

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.074 -4.1 -0.8 -1.2 -0.4 -1.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.710 -0.6 0.0 0.0 0.1 -0.6

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.189 0.8 0.0 -0.5 0.4 0.0

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.367 -1.3 0.0 -0.1 0.1 -0.8

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.847 -1.1 -0.4 -0.3 -0.1 -0.4

Household cleaning products(2)

0.337 -2.0 -0.9 0.1 0.0 -0.7

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.247 -1.1 -0.6 -0.6 -0.3 -0.6

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.263 -0.1 0.4 -0.8 -0.4 0.4

Apparel

3.343 -1.4 -1.1 -0.7 -0.8 0.3

Men's and boys' apparel

0.834 -2.2 0.3 -0.2 -0.7 0.1

Men's apparel

0.653 -2.4 0.2 -0.1 -1.0 -0.5

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.104 -5.4 1.1 -1.3 -1.7 1.2

Men's furnishings

0.185 -4.4 -1.6 -0.5 -1.0 -2.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.196 -5.4 -2.3 -0.4 -1.3 -1.5

Men's pants and shorts

0.160 5.8 4.8 0.6 -0.5 1.4

Boys' apparel

0.181 -1.2 0.7 -1.1 -0.1 2.1

Women's and girls' apparel

1.439 -2.9 -2.2 -1.1 -1.6 0.8

Women's apparel

1.210 -3.5 -2.6 -0.9 -1.2 0.0

Women's outerwear

0.118 6.2 -4.4 -2.7 -0.8 3.3

Women's dresses

0.155 -2.1 -7.6 0.3 -0.8 -2.6

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.550 -7.7 -3.0 -1.6 -1.1 -1.2

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

0.378 -0.4 0.5 -0.9 -0.4 0.0

Girls' apparel

0.229 0.7 0.0 -1.9 -3.5 4.9

Footwear

0.725 2.6 -1.8 -0.5 0.4 -0.7

Men's footwear(1)

0.218 0.1 0.2 -0.6 -1.0 0.2

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.178 5.4 -3.4 -1.7 0.2 -1.8

Women's footwear

0.329 2.8 -2.2 -0.5 0.6 -0.9

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.135 0.8 -1.2 -0.4 0.0 0.0

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.211 -2.8 2.6 -0.6 -0.7 0.7

Watches(1)(6)

0.046 2.3 2.6 -2.5 -1.3 2.6

Jewelry(6)

0.164 -4.1 2.7 -0.4 -0.4 0.1

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.685 -0.9 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1

New vehicles

3.551 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1

New cars(3)

  -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

New trucks(3)(11)

  1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.4

Used cars and trucks

1.591 -4.0 -0.3 -0.9 -0.8 -0.1

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.435 -0.4 0.2 -0.2 0.4 0.2

Tires(1)

0.285 -1.3 0.3 -0.4 0.5 0.3

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.150 1.5 -0.1 0.1 0.3 -0.1

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

  1.0 -0.3 0.3 0.2 -0.3

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

  2.4 -0.3 -0.5 0.8 -0.3

Medical care commodities

1.772 3.9 0.1 0.6 0.9 -0.3

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.696 4.2 0.1 0.4 0.6 0.1

Prescription drugs

1.345 5.6 0.4 0.6 0.7 -0.2

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.351 -1.1 -1.0 0.2 0.4 -1.0

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.076 -1.0 -1.5 0.0 -0.1 -1.5

Recreation commodities(9)

2.007 -2.8 -0.2 -0.6 -0.3 -0.5

Video and audio products(9)

0.289 -10.3 0.3 -2.0 -1.3 -0.4

Televisions

0.133 -16.7 -0.1 -3.0 -1.9 -0.9

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.029 1.2 2.0 -2.7 -4.5 2.0

Audio equipment

0.066 -7.9 0.1 -1.2 0.0 -1.0

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

0.044 -2.8 0.4 -0.1 0.7 0.4

Pets and pet products(1)

0.659 -0.3 -0.8 0.1 0.1 -0.8

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  -0.4 -1.1 0.0 0.1 -1.1

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

  0.1 -0.6 0.3 0.1 -0.6

Sporting goods(1)

0.400 -1.9 0.1 -0.8 -0.8 0.1

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.181 -0.8 0.6 -0.6 -0.4 0.6

Sports equipment

0.214 -2.8 -0.3 -0.4 -0.6 -0.2

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.058 -4.3 -1.3 -0.4 -0.9 -1.8

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

  14.7 -0.2 0.9 -1.2 -0.2

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -7.3 -1.3 -0.8 -1.3 -1.7

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.220 2.1 0.1 -0.3 0.1 0.1

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.123 4.6 -0.4 -0.4 0.9 -0.4

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.094 -0.9 0.7 -0.1 -0.8 0.7

Other recreational goods(2)

0.381 -4.2 0.2 -0.6 -0.1 -0.9

Toys

0.277 -5.3 0.6 -0.8 0.3 -0.8

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

  -2.4 1.2 -0.2 0.3 -0.2

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

0.050 -2.6 -1.2 0.0 -2.0 -1.2

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.042 1.1 -1.2 0.1 -0.1 -1.2

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.610 -4.4 0.0 -0.8 -0.6 -0.5

Educational books and supplies

0.203 6.5 0.7 0.3 0.9 0.3

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  7.4 0.8 -0.1 0.7 0.8

Information technology commodities(9)

0.408 -9.1 -0.3 -1.3 -1.3 -0.9

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.272 -10.4 -0.4 -1.3 -1.6 -1.3

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.068 -1.8 -0.6 0.4 -1.3 -0.6

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

0.068 -10.6 0.1 -2.9 -0.3 0.1

Alcoholic beverages

1.015 1.0 -0.1 0.6 -0.3 -0.3

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.597 0.1 -0.1 0.8 -0.4 -0.6

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.274 0.2 -0.2 0.4 -0.3 -0.4

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.073 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.0 -0.4

Whiskey at home(1)(3)

  2.0 0.7 -0.5 0.1 0.7

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(3)

  0.1 0.2 0.6 0.3 -0.7

Wine at home

0.250 -0.1 -0.1 1.0 -0.5 -0.7

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.418 2.3 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0

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

  1.8 -0.1 0.6 -0.1 -0.1

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

  2.4 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0

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

  2.6 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0

Other goods(9)

1.634 1.5 0.5 -0.4 0.1 0.4

Tobacco and smoking products

0.718 2.4 0.1 0.3 0.4 -0.2

Cigarettes(2)

0.661 2.5 0.2 0.2 0.5 -0.1

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.050 0.6 -1.2 0.4 0.5 -1.2

Personal care products(1)

0.724 1.3 1.2 -0.8 -0.2 1.2

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

0.369 0.5 1.2 -0.6 -0.2 1.2

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

0.348 2.1 1.2 -1.0 -0.2 1.2

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.192 -0.6 -0.3 -1.3 0.2 -0.2

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  -0.8 -1.3 -1.1 0.0 -0.9

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

  -1.3 -1.9 -0.6 0.5 -1.9

Services less energy services

58.305 2.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Shelter

32.711 2.9 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3

Rent of shelter(13)

32.336 2.9 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3

Rent of primary residence(8)

7.159 3.4 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Lodging away from home(2)

0.839 6.6 4.6 0.3 0.4 1.3

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

0.172 2.7 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.666 7.6 5.7 0.3 0.4 1.5

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

24.339 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

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

22.918 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.375 5.6 0.7 0.1 0.9 0.7

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.222 4.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.1

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.945 5.5 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.2

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.277 1.3 -0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Household operations(1)(2)

0.848 3.0 0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.2

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.279 1.7 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.3

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.279   -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.2

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.116 2.9 1.1 -0.6 -0.9 1.1

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.066 4.4 0.3 0.1 0.8 0.3

Medical care services

5.944 2.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.1

Professional services

3.032 1.7 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.0

Physicians' services(8)

1.590 1.7 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.1

Dental services(8)

0.804 2.2 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.5

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.284 1.4 -0.8 0.6 0.1 -0.8

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.354 1.1 -0.6 0.8 0.0 -0.8

Hospital and related services

2.159 4.1 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.2

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.853 4.3 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.2

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

  4.3 0.5 0.2 0.7 -0.1

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

  4.4 0.7 0.1 0.5 0.4

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

0.174 3.4 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.3

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

0.132 1.8 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.2

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.753 -0.5 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Transportation services

5.625 2.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.4

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.397 0.8 0.3 -0.1 0.5 0.7

Car and truck rental(2)

0.073 1.4 1.2 1.3 -0.6 3.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.168 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.057 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.492 1.6 -0.2 0.7 0.0 -0.2

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.587 2.3 0.4 -0.4 0.1 0.4

Motor vehicle insurance

2.300 5.0 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.6

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.565 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

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

0.312 -1.2 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.1

Parking and other fees(2)

0.235 1.7 0.1 0.5 0.3 -0.5

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

  2.3 0.2 0.3 0.7 0.2

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

  -0.4 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.5

Public transportation

1.122 -1.8 -1.2 0.0 -1.1 -0.1

Airline fare

0.702 -3.0 -1.4 -0.2 -2.0 -0.3

Other intercity transportation

0.157 -1.6 -2.8 1.3 -0.4 -0.9

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

           

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

  1.6 -6.2 4.0 5.6 -6.2

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  -1.1 0.4 2.2 0.3 0.4

Intracity transportation(1)

0.260 1.4 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3

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

  1.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Recreation services(9)

3.744 1.6 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.5

Video and audio services(9)

1.558 1.8 0.5 -0.1 0.3 0.1

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.468 2.1 0.4 -0.1 0.3 0.1

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

0.090 -2.6 1.4 -0.9 -1.2 1.4

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

  -6.3 1.7 -2.4 -2.7 1.7

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

  2.5 1.2 0.1 1.2 1.2

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.399 2.9 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.6

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  1.8 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.3

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  3.2 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.6

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.062 2.1 0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.1

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  1.1 0.0 -1.3 0.1 0.0

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  4.0 0.7 0.0 0.4 0.7

Other recreation services(2)

1.724 1.1 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.8

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

0.602 0.6 1.4 0.0 -0.6 1.4

Admissions(1)

0.640 0.9 0.6 0.0 0.7 0.6

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

  0.2 0.1 -0.4 0.6 0.1

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

  3.6 1.8 0.0 1.2 1.8

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.211 2.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Education and communication services(9)

6.452 0.9 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.122 3.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.5

College tuition and fees

1.853 3.6 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.377 4.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.725 3.0 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.5

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.039 2.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.2

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.144 3.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 -0.5

Postage(1)

0.130 3.6 0.0 0.4 0.4 -0.5

Delivery services(2)

0.014 1.9 3.5 -0.5 0.0 0.1

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.462 -2.5 0.0 -0.4 -0.2 0.0

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.624 -4.3 -0.5 -0.6 -0.5 -0.5

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.837 1.1 0.8 -0.1 0.3 0.8

Internet services and electronic information providers(2)

0.711 1.8 0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.2

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.760 2.1 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.4

Personal care services(1)

0.638 1.4 -0.1 0.1 0.5 -0.1

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

0.638 1.4 -0.1 0.1 0.5 -0.1

Miscellaneous personal services

1.122 2.5 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.6

Legal services(6)

0.316 1.2 0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.2

Funeral expenses(1)(6)

0.173 1.4 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.3

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.276 2.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2

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

0.034 2.0 0.4 0.1 -0.2 0.4

Financial services(1)(6)

0.228 5.7 2.2 0.5 0.3 2.2

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

  0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1

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

  9.3 3.2 0.6 0.2 3.2

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

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


Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes, January 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Dec.
2014
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jan.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014-
Jan.
2015
Dec.
2014-
Jan.
2015
Oct.
2014-
Nov.
2014
Nov.
2014-
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2014-
Jan.
2015

All items less food

85.743 233.161 233.079 231.711 -0.6 -0.6 -0.4 -0.4 -0.8

All items less shelter

67.289 223.710 222.267 220.322 -1.5 -0.9 -0.5 -0.6 -1.1

All items less food and shelter

53.032 219.567 216.110 213.576 -2.7 -1.2 -0.7 -0.8 -1.4

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.002 218.112 219.531 219.704 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

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

43.411 222.367 224.183 224.394 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

All items less medical care

92.284 224.423 224.921 223.721 -0.3 -0.5 -0.3 -0.4 -0.7

All items less energy

91.970 235.230 239.186 239.670 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1

Commodities

37.880 186.152 181.926 178.576 -4.1 -1.8 -1.0 -1.2 -2.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.817 146.595 146.109 145.868 -0.5 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1

Commodities less food

23.623 161.354 152.990 148.260 -8.1 -3.1 -1.7 -2.0 -3.5

Commodities less food and beverages

22.608 158.602 149.965 145.124 -8.5 -3.2 -1.8 -2.1 -3.6

Services

62.120 281.299 287.129 288.178 2.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.784 307.124 311.948 313.112 1.9 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.1

Services less medical care services

56.176 267.746 273.341 274.345 2.5 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2

Durables

8.950 110.697 108.500 108.474 -2.0 0.0 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2

Nondurables

28.930 223.630 218.358 213.108 -4.7 -2.4 -0.7 -1.0 -2.9

Nondurables less food

14.673 209.328 194.603 184.946 -11.6 -5.0 -1.6 -2.2 -5.6

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.658 207.582 191.838 181.619 -12.5 -5.3 -1.8 -2.4 -6.0

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.315 264.205 238.493 222.554 -15.8 -6.7 -2.1 -2.8 -7.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.330 260.427 237.355 222.900 -14.4 -6.1 -1.8 -2.6 -7.2

Housing

42.173 230.256 234.658 235.485 2.3 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.1

Education and communication(2)

7.062 137.005 137.410 137.604 0.4 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.2

Education(2)

3.325 228.373 236.066 236.820 3.7 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5

Communication(2)

3.737 82.571 80.681 80.667 -2.3 0.0 -0.4 -0.3 -0.1

Information and information processing(2)

3.593 78.809 76.846 76.822 -2.5 0.0 -0.4 -0.4 -0.1

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.132 8.389 8.182 8.181 -2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 -1.1

Recreation(2)

5.750 115.275 114.875 115.288 0.0 0.4 -0.2 0.0 0.2

Video and audio(2)

1.847 99.444 98.702 99.144 -0.3 0.4 -0.5 0.5 -0.4

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.058 164.944 166.919 166.468 0.9 -0.3 0.2 0.2 -0.3

Photography(2)

0.120 76.426 76.047 75.631 -1.0 -0.5 -0.3 -0.4 -0.8

Food and beverages

15.272 238.792 245.585 246.100 3.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 -0.1

Domestically produced farm food

7.094 242.785 251.370 251.845 3.7 0.2 0.1 0.5 -0.4

Other services

11.955 332.006 335.162 336.331 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.3

Apparel less footwear

2.619 118.336 116.574 115.448 -2.4 -1.0 -0.7 -1.2 0.5

Fuels and utilities

5.273 230.098 231.150 232.309 1.0 0.5 -0.2 0.5 -0.4

Household energy

4.051 198.266 197.092 198.143 -0.1 0.5 -0.4 0.4 -0.5

Medical care

7.716 429.621 439.720 440.969 2.6 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.0

Transportation

15.289 213.450 199.777 190.871 -10.6 -4.5 -2.3 -2.8 -5.0

Private transportation

14.167 208.925 194.641 185.461 -11.2 -4.7 -2.4 -2.9 -5.4

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.720 100.284 99.544 99.498 -0.8 0.0 -0.3 -0.2 0.0

Utilities and public transportation

10.089 213.203 213.925 214.665 0.7 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Household furnishings and operations

4.189 123.735 122.237 122.351 -1.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2

Other goods and services

3.394 405.127 410.642 412.545 1.8 0.5 -0.1 0.2 0.4

Personal care

2.676 216.414 218.850 220.071 1.7 0.6 -0.2 0.1 0.6

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

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


Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, January 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Jan. 2015 from: Percent change to Dec. 2014 from:
Jan.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014

U.S. city average

M

-0.1 -1.0 -0.5 0.8 -1.1 -0.6

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

-0.4 -0.7 -0.2 0.4 -0.9 -0.5

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

-0.2 -0.6 -0.1 0.6 -0.7 -0.5

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

M

-1.1 -1.0 -0.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.6

Midwest urban

M

-0.3 -1.3 -0.6 0.7 -1.3 -0.7

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

-0.3 -1.2 -0.5 0.7 -1.3 -0.7

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

M

-0.2 -1.4 -0.7 0.9 -1.3 -0.7

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

-0.9 -1.4 -0.6 0.0 -1.5 -0.8

South urban

M

-0.4 -1.3 -0.7 0.6 -1.2 -0.6

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

-0.1 -1.1 -0.6 0.7 -0.9 -0.5

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

M

-0.6 -1.5 -0.8 0.4 -1.3 -0.7

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

0.2 -1.2 -0.6 1.3 -1.3 -0.6

West urban

M

0.7 -0.8 -0.3 1.3 -1.1 -0.5

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.9 -0.7 -0.2 1.4 -1.0 -0.5

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

M

0.0 -1.0 -0.5 0.6 -1.1 -0.5

Size classes

A(4)

M

0.1 -0.8 -0.3 0.9 -1.0 -0.5

B/C(3)

M

-0.5 -1.3 -0.7 0.5 -1.3 -0.7

D

M

0.1 -1.3 -0.6 1.2 -1.3 -0.6

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

0.4 -0.6 -0.2 1.5 -1.2 -0.4

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

-0.1 -0.8 -0.3 0.7 -1.2 -0.5

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

M

-0.5 -0.4 0.1 0.3 -0.9 -0.5

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

1

0.6 -0.7        

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

0.5 -0.7        

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

-0.6 -1.1        

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

1

-0.2 -1.0        

Atlanta, GA

2

      0.9 -1.5  

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

      -0.1 -1.8  

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

      1.1 -1.2  

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

      1.4 -0.6  

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

2

      0.6 -0.8  

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

      2.7 -0.9  

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

      1.7 -1.1  

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, January 2015
[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

December 2012

    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

0.1 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

-0.1 0.0 1.3 1.5

January 2014

0.4 0.4 1.5 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 1.6 1.7

September 2014

0.1 0.1 1.5 1.7

October 2014

-0.3 -0.3 1.5 1.7

November 2014

-0.6 -0.5 1.1 1.3

December 2014

-0.7 -0.6 0.5 0.8

January 2015

-0.7 -0.5 -0.6 -0.1

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

Indexes are issued as initial estimates. Indexes are revised each quarter with the publication of January, April, July, and October data as updated expenditure estimates become available. The C-CPI-U indexes are updated quarterly until they become final. January-March indexes are final in January of the following year; April-June indexes are final in April of the following year; July-September indexes are final in July of the following year; October-December indexes are final in October of the following year.
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, January 2015, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Dec.
2014
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec. 2014-
Jan. 2015
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Dec. 2014-
Jan. 2015(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 -0.7   0.04 S-Dec. 2008 -0.8

Food

14.257 0.0 -0.006 0.08 S-Dec. 2013 0.0

Food at home

8.427 -0.2 -0.015 0.12 S-May 2013 -0.4

Cereals and bakery products

1.138 0.7 0.008 0.27 L-Aug. 2011 1.0

Cereals and cereal products

0.370 1.2 0.004 0.44 L-Sep. 2011 1.3

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.048 2.1 0.001 0.64 L-Apr. 2013 2.7

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.197 -0.6 -0.001 0.71 S-Sep. 2014 -1.2

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.126 3.4 0.004 0.67 L-Jul. 2008 3.8

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  1.1   0.83 L-May 2014 1.4

Bakery products

0.767 0.4 0.003 0.31 - -

Bread(5)

0.230 -0.2 0.000 0.57 S-Oct. 2014 -0.4

White bread(4)(6)

  0.2   0.81 S-Nov. 2014 -0.2

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  -1.0   0.88 S-Oct. 2014 -1.3

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

0.116 1.1 0.001 0.69 L-Feb. 2014 1.3

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.189 1.3 0.002 0.64 L-Sep. 2013 1.4

Cookies(4)(6)

  1.5   0.97 L-Aug. 2014 1.7

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  0.7   0.86 L-Sep. 2014 0.8

Other bakery products

0.233 0.2 0.001 0.66 L-Nov. 2014 0.2

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

  0.6   0.84 S-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  -0.4   1.25 S-Sep. 2014 -0.5

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

  0.2   0.88 L-Nov. 2014 1.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.014 -0.1 -0.001 0.22 S-Oct. 2014 -0.3

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.880 0.1 0.001 0.24 - -

Meats

1.229 0.1 0.001 0.27 S-Oct. 2014 0.0

Beef and veal(4)

0.582 0.1 0.001 0.40 S-Jun. 2014 0.1

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.238 1.3 0.003 0.55 L-Nov. 2014 1.4

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.085 -1.1 -0.001 0.87 S-Jan. 2014 -1.9

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.207 -0.7 -0.001 0.70 S-Nov. 2014 -0.9

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.053 -0.2 0.000 0.81 S-Jul. 2013 -1.2

Pork

0.372 -0.4 -0.002 0.47 S-Oct. 2014 -0.4

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.141 0.3 0.000 0.76 L-May 2014 3.2

Bacon and related products(6)

  0.0   0.95 L-Sep. 2014 0.0

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  0.6   0.94 L-Jul. 2014 0.7

Ham

0.078 -1.0 -0.001 0.91 S-Sep. 2012 -1.1

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  -1.3   1.16 S-Sep. 2012 -1.4

Pork chops

0.064 -2.0 -0.001 1.17 S-Feb. 2014 -2.4

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.089 -0.5 0.000 1.01 L-Sep. 2014 1.2

Other meats

0.275 0.7 0.002 0.48 L-Sep. 2014 1.2

Frankfurters(6)

  0.3   1.56 S-Oct. 2014 -0.7

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

  1.4   0.62 L-Apr. 2014 1.4

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  -0.5   1.72 - -

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

  0.6   2.54 L-Nov. 2014 1.4

Poultry

0.360 0.5 0.002 0.63 L-Nov. 2014 1.4

Chicken(4)(5)

0.294 0.4 0.001 0.76 L-Nov. 2014 1.2

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  1.9   1.42 L-Aug. 2014 3.3

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  -0.4   0.72 L-Nov. 2014 1.6

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.066 -0.8 -0.001 0.78 L-Nov. 2014 1.4

Fish and seafood(4)

0.291 -0.5 -0.001 0.54 S-Oct. 2014 -0.5

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.148 0.0 0.000 0.87 L-Nov. 2014 0.1

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.142 -0.8 -0.001 0.53 S-Nov. 2013 -1.2

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  -0.3   0.88 L-Nov. 2014 0.9

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  -1.0   0.75 S-Nov. 2013 -1.2

Eggs

0.134 -1.8 -0.002 0.62 S-Sep. 2012 -2.9

Dairy and related products(4)

0.898 -0.9 -0.008 0.26 S-Apr. 2012 -1.0

Milk(4)(5)

0.283 -2.2 -0.006 0.33 S-Mar. 2009 -4.4

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

  -1.5   0.53 S-May 2013 -1.7

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

  -2.5   0.45 S-Mar. 2009 -3.2

Cheese and related products

0.286 -1.5 -0.004 0.46 S-Jul. 2012 -1.5

Ice cream and related products

0.126 -1.3 -0.002 0.83 S-Jun. 2012 -1.7

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.204 -0.1 0.000 0.57 S-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Fruits and vegetables

1.379 -0.9 -0.012 0.37 S-Dec. 2013 -1.2

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.076 -1.1 -0.012 0.46 S-Dec. 2013 -1.6

Fresh fruits

0.575 -0.9 -0.005 0.64 L-Oct. 2014 1.4

Apples

0.083 1.2 0.001 1.11 L-Jun. 2014 1.7

Bananas

0.087 -1.2 -0.001 0.62 L-Nov. 2014 1.5

Citrus fruits(5)

0.146 -0.9 -0.001 1.44 - -

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  1.0   1.41 L-Oct. 2014 2.3

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.259 -2.0 -0.005 1.08 S-Nov. 2014 -3.1

Fresh vegetables

0.500 -1.4 -0.007 0.59 S-Mar. 2014 -1.4

Potatoes

0.075 1.5 0.001 1.14 L-Oct. 2014 2.0

Lettuce

0.072 5.0 0.003 1.44 L-Jun. 2014 6.3

Tomatoes(4)

0.102 -4.4 -0.004 1.42 S-Feb. 2013 -4.7

Other fresh vegetables

0.251 -2.8 -0.007 0.74 S-Feb. 2012 -3.3

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.303 -0.2 0.000 0.49 S-Nov. 2014 -0.3

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.157 0.0 0.000 0.76 S-Nov. 2014 -0.7

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  0.6   0.86 S-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  -0.2   1.02 S-Nov. 2014 -1.2

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.088 -0.9 -0.001 0.86 S-Aug. 2014 -1.8

Frozen vegetables(6)

  -0.2   1.07 S-Nov. 2014 -1.0

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.057 1.0 0.001 0.73 L-Jul. 2013 1.3

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

  -1.3   0.79 S-Apr. 2013 -2.1

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.955 0.1 0.001 0.34 L-Nov. 2014 0.5

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.699 -0.3 -0.002 0.43 L-Nov. 2014 0.5

Carbonated drinks

0.285 -1.1 -0.003 0.68 S-May 2013 -1.3

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 0.2 0.000 0.64 L-Nov. 2014 0.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.400 0.0 0.000 0.61 L-Nov. 2014 1.0

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.256 0.7 0.002 0.44 L-Jul. 2014 0.7

Coffee

0.158 1.4 0.002 0.59 L-Aug. 2014 1.7

Roasted coffee(6)

  2.0   0.64 L-May 2011 2.1

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  -0.1   1.03 S-Nov. 2014 -0.8

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.099 -1.1 -0.001 0.62 S-Nov. 2013 -1.3

Other food at home

2.043 -0.1 -0.003 0.23 S-Oct. 2014 -0.3

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.299 1.9 0.006 0.58 L-Jan. 2009 2.1

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.054 2.1 0.001 0.62 L-Apr. 2008 2.6

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.185 0.9 0.002 0.89 L-Sep. 2014 2.1

Other sweets(5)

0.060 0.4 0.000 0.63 L-Nov. 2014 1.0

Fats and oils

0.245 -0.6 -0.001 0.42 S-Nov. 2014 -0.8

Butter and margarine(5)

0.077 -1.5 -0.001 0.65 S-Dec. 2010 -1.6

Butter(6)

  -2.5   0.92 S-Mar. 2012 -2.8

Margarine(6)

  -2.6   1.02 S-May 2005 -3.1

Salad dressing(5)

0.062 0.6 0.000 0.82 L-Feb. 2014 1.0

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.107 -0.5 0.000 0.62 S-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  -1.3   1.00 S-Jul. 2014 -1.9

Other foods

1.499 -0.5 -0.007 0.28 S-Aug. 2013 -1.0

Soups

0.093 -0.6 -0.001 1.02 S-Oct. 2014 -0.8

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.285 -1.4 -0.004 0.63 S-Jan. 2014 -1.8

Snacks(4)

0.330 -0.7 -0.002 0.66 S-Jun. 2014 -0.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.292 -0.4 -0.001 0.59 S-Oct. 2014 -0.6

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

  -1.3   0.93 S-Jan. 2010 -1.7

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

  0.1   1.56 S-Nov. 2014 -2.2

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  1.3   0.87 L-May 2014 2.7

Other condiments(6)

  -0.6   0.97 S-Sep. 2014 -1.2

Baby food(4)(5)

0.055 -0.2 0.000 0.38 S-Sep. 2014 -0.2

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.444 -0.9 -0.004 0.51 S-Aug. 2014 -1.0

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  -0.8   0.55 S-Oct. 2014 -0.9

Food away from home(4)

5.830 0.2 0.009 0.06 S-Oct. 2014 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.823 0.1 0.003 0.07 S-Apr. 2014 0.1

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.413 0.3 0.006 0.10 - -

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.212 0.1 0.000 0.16 - -

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

  0.1   0.08 L-Nov. 2014 0.2

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

0.064 0.8 0.000 0.34 L-Nov. 2012 1.0

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.319 0.0 0.000 0.11 S-Oct. 2014 -0.1

Energy

8.030 -9.7 -0.812 0.15 S-Nov. 2008 -18.0

Energy commodities

4.215 -18.0 -0.808 0.12 S-Dec. 2008 -18.5

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.236 -7.1 -0.017 0.53 S-Mar. 2014 -7.2

Fuel oil(4)

0.139 -9.9 -0.014 0.37 S-Dec. 2008 -12.6

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

0.097 -7.7 -0.007 0.78 S-Mar. 2014 -12.1

Motor fuel

3.979 -18.6 -0.791 0.12 S-Dec. 2008 -19.2

Gasoline (all types)

3.904 -18.7 -0.783 0.12 S-Dec. 2008 -19.5

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  -19.1   0.38 S-Dec. 2008 -19.9

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  -18.1   0.36 S-Dec. 2008 -18.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  -16.4   0.31 S-Dec. 2008 -18.3

Other motor fuels(5)

0.075 -13.5 -0.010 0.12 S-Dec. 2008 -13.7

Energy services(11)

3.815 -0.1 -0.004 0.28 S-Nov. 2014 -0.3

Electricity(11)

2.940 0.9 0.026 0.35 L-May 2014 2.0

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.875 -3.4 -0.030 0.28 S-Nov. 2010 -3.5

All items less food and energy

77.713 0.2 0.138 0.04 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.408 -0.1 -0.023 0.09 L-Oct. 2014 0.0

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.342 -0.3 -0.010 0.16 - -

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

0.266 1.1 0.003 0.56 L-Jan. 2014 1.5

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.047 0.8 0.000 0.41 L-Aug. 2014 0.8

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.053 -1.7 -0.001 0.50 L-Nov. 2014 3.4

Other linens(4)(5)

0.166 2.0 0.003 0.83 L-Jan. 2014 2.2

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.769 -0.5 -0.004 0.31 S-Sep. 2014 -0.7

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.268 -1.4 -0.004 0.47 S-Jul. 2014 -1.4

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

0.363 0.1 0.000 0.50 S-Sep. 2014 -0.7

Other furniture(5)

0.128 -0.2 0.000 0.61 S-Nov. 2014 -0.7

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

           

Appliances(5)

0.271 0.1 0.000 0.46 L-Jul. 2014 0.3

Major appliances(5)

0.147 -0.4 -0.001 0.67 S-Nov. 2014 -1.8

Laundry equipment(6)

  0.0   0.95 S-Nov. 2014 -3.7

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.120 1.0 0.001 0.66 L-Mar. 2014 1.2

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.479 -0.3 -0.001 0.51 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.257 0.7 0.002 0.88 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.107 0.2 0.000 0.50 - -

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.041 3.4 0.001 1.23 L-Jun. 2014 3.4

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.074 -1.5 -0.001 0.42 S-Jul. 2003 -2.1

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.710 -0.6 -0.004 0.25 S-Apr. 2014 -0.8

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.189 0.0 0.000 0.39 S-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.367 -0.8 -0.003 0.32 S-Nov. 2013 -0.8

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.847 -0.4 -0.003 0.26 S-Jul. 2014 -0.5

Household cleaning products(5)

0.337 -0.7 -0.002 0.45 S-May 2010 -1.2

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.247 -0.6 -0.001 0.43 S-Nov. 2014 -0.6

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.263 0.4 0.001 0.41 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

Apparel

3.343 0.3 0.009 0.41 L-Jun. 2014 0.3

Men's and boys' apparel

0.834 0.1 0.001 0.74 L-Sep. 2014 0.4

Men's apparel

0.653 -0.5 -0.003 0.80 L-Nov. 2014 -0.1

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.104 1.2 0.001 2.00 L-Sep. 2014 1.2

Men's furnishings

0.185 -2.5 -0.005 0.89 S-Feb. 1994 -2.9

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.196 -1.5 -0.003 1.56 S-Aug. 2014 -2.9

Men's pants and shorts

0.160 1.4 0.002 1.57 L-Feb. 2014 1.9

Boys' apparel

0.181 2.1 0.004 1.48 L-Apr. 2014 2.3

Women's and girls' apparel

1.439 0.8 0.011 0.73 L-Dec. 2013 1.7

Women's apparel

1.210 0.0 0.000 0.78 L-Aug. 2014 0.3

Women's outerwear

0.118 3.3 0.004 2.43 L-Jun. 2014 6.3

Women's dresses

0.155 -2.6 -0.004 2.38 S-Apr. 2014 -2.6

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.550 -1.2 -0.007 0.97 S-Nov. 2014 -1.6

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

0.378 0.0 0.000 0.92 L-Oct. 2014 0.1

Girls' apparel

0.229 4.9 0.011 1.83 L-Oct. 2012 5.1

Footwear

0.725 -0.7 -0.005 0.73 S-Jul. 2013 -0.7

Men's footwear(4)

0.218 0.2 0.001 1.07 L-Sep. 2014 0.9

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.178 -1.8 -0.003 1.10 S-Nov. 2010 -3.1

Women's footwear

0.329 -0.9 -0.003 1.17 S-Jun. 2014 -1.6

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.135 0.0 0.000 0.98 - -

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.211 0.7 0.001 0.78 L-Dec. 2012 0.7

Watches(4)(9)

0.046 2.6 0.001 0.87 L-Sep. 2013 5.0

Jewelry(9)

0.164 0.1 0.000 0.96 L-Sep. 2014 0.4

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.685 -0.1 -0.006 0.09 L-Oct. 2014 -0.1

New vehicles

3.551 -0.1 -0.005 0.14 S-Jun. 2014 -0.3

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.12 S-Jun. 2014 -0.3

New cars(6)

  -0.1   0.14 - -

New trucks(14)(6)

  -0.4   0.13 S-Aug. 2009 -0.8

Used cars and trucks

1.591 -0.1 -0.002 0.01 L-Sep. 2014 0.0

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.435 0.2 0.001 0.21 S-Nov. 2014 -0.2

Tires(4)

0.285 0.3 0.001 0.29 S-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.150 -0.1 0.000 0.27 S-Sep. 2014 -0.1

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

  -0.3   0.24 S-May 2014 -0.5

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

  -0.3   0.52 S-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Medical care commodities

1.772 -0.3 -0.005 0.21 S-Dec. 2013 -0.7

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.696 0.1 0.002 0.22 S-Oct. 2014 0.0

Prescription drugs

1.345 -0.2 -0.002 0.24 S-Mar. 2014 -0.2

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.351 -1.0 -0.003 0.47 S-Oct. 2014 -2.1

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.076 -1.5 -0.001 0.39 S-Jul. 2011 -2.0

Recreation commodities(12)

2.007 -0.5 -0.010 0.17 S-Nov. 2014 -0.6

Video and audio products(12)

0.289 -0.4 -0.001 0.35 L-Apr. 2014 -0.4

Televisions

0.133 -0.9 -0.001 0.60 L-Aug. 2014 -0.7

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.029 2.0 0.001 0.78 L-Apr. 2014 3.6

Audio equipment

0.066 -1.0 -0.001 0.55 S-Nov. 2014 -1.2

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

0.044 0.4 0.000 0.62 S-Nov. 2014 -0.1

Pets and pet products(4)

0.659 -0.8 -0.005 0.30 S-Jul. 2014 -0.9

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  -1.1   0.33 S-EVER -

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

  -0.6   0.43 S-Aug. 2014 -0.9

Sporting goods(4)

0.400 0.1 0.000 0.31 L-Sep. 2014 0.4

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.181 0.6 0.001 0.43 L-Apr. 2014 0.8

Sports equipment

0.214 -0.2 0.000 0.44 L-Oct. 2014 -0.2

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.058 -1.8 -0.001 0.96 S-Jul. 2013 -1.8

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

  -0.2   0.64 L-Nov. 2014 0.9

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  -1.7   1.06 S-Feb. 2014 -3.1

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.220 0.1 0.000 0.48 - -

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.123 -0.4 0.000 0.68 S-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.094 0.7 0.001 0.59 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

Other recreational goods(5)

0.381 -0.9 -0.003 0.48 S-Apr. 2014 -1.2

Toys

0.277 -0.8 -0.002 0.59 S-Nov. 2014 -0.8

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

  -0.2   0.68 S-Nov. 2014 -0.2

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

0.050 -1.2 -0.001 1.32 L-Nov. 2014 0.0

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.042 -1.2 -0.001 0.42 S-Nov. 2013 -1.2

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.610 -0.5 -0.003 0.30 L-Oct. 2014 -0.2

Educational books and supplies

0.203 0.3 0.001 0.45 S-Nov. 2014 0.3

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  0.8   0.41 L-Sep. 2014 1.0

Information technology commodities(12)

0.408 -0.9 -0.004 0.40 L-Oct. 2014 -0.6

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.272 -1.3 -0.003 0.49 L-Nov. 2014 -1.3

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.068 -0.6 0.000 0.82 L-Nov. 2014 0.4

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

0.068 0.1 0.000 0.84 L-Aug. 2014 0.2

Alcoholic beverages

1.015 -0.3 -0.003 0.16 - -

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.597 -0.6 -0.004 0.23 S-Jan. 2010 -0.6

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.274 -0.4 -0.001 0.28 S-May 2011 -0.5

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.073 -0.4 0.000 0.39 S-Jun. 2014 -0.8

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

  0.7   0.40 L-Mar. 2014 1.2

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(6)

  -0.7   0.55 S-Jun. 2014 -0.7

Wine at home

0.250 -0.7 -0.002 0.44 S-Oct. 2013 -0.8

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.418 0.0 0.000 0.18 - -

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

  -0.1   0.15 - -

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

  0.0   0.24 - -

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

  0.0   0.20 - -

Other goods(12)

1.634 0.4 0.007 0.18 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Tobacco and smoking products

0.718 -0.2 -0.002 0.16 S-Jul. 2014 -0.9

Cigarettes(5)

0.661 -0.1 -0.001 0.17 S-Jul. 2014 -1.0

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.050 -1.2 -0.001 0.53 S-Nov. 2006 -1.4

Personal care products(4)

0.724 1.2 0.009 0.31 L-Mar. 2013 1.2

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

0.369 1.2 0.004 0.46 L-Mar. 2013 1.2

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

0.348 1.2 0.004 0.40 L-Dec. 2013 1.2

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.192 -0.2 0.000 0.44 S-Nov. 2014 -1.3

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  -0.9   0.54 S-Nov. 2014 -1.1

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

  -1.9   0.51 S-Aug. 2011 -2.3

Services less energy services

58.305 0.3 0.158 0.04 L-May 2014 0.3

Shelter

32.711 0.3 0.088 0.06 L-Sep. 2014 0.3

Rent of shelter(16)

32.336 0.3 0.082 0.06 L-Oct. 2014 0.3

Rent of primary residence(11)

7.159 0.2 0.018 0.04 - -

Lodging away from home(5)

0.839 1.3 0.011 1.89 L-May 2014 1.9

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

0.172 0.3 0.001 0.04 - -

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.666 1.5 0.011 2.30 L-May 2014 2.3

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

24.339 0.2 0.057 0.03 - -

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

22.918 0.2 0.053 0.03 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.375 0.7 0.002 0.31 S-Nov. 2014 0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.222 0.1 0.002 0.13 S-Aug. 2013 0.1

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.945 0.2 0.002 0.16 S-May 2014 0.2

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.277 -0.1 0.000 0.17 S-Apr. 2012 -0.2

Household operations(4)(5)

0.848 0.2 0.002 0.14 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.279 0.3 0.001 0.12 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.279 -0.2 -0.001 0.09 S-May 2013 -0.2

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.116 1.1 0.001 0.59 L-Dec. 2012 1.6

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.066 0.3 0.000 0.12 S-Nov. 2014 0.1

Medical care services

5.944 0.1 0.005 0.08 S-Sep. 2014 0.1

Professional services

3.032 0.0 0.001 0.10 S-Jul. 2014 0.0

Physicians' services(11)

1.590 0.1 0.001 0.13 S-Oct. 2014 0.1

Dental services(11)

0.804 0.5 0.004 0.11 L-Mar. 2013 0.5

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.284 -0.8 -0.002 0.38 S-May 2011 -0.9

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.354 -0.8 -0.003 0.14 S-Jul. 1995 -0.9

Hospital and related services

2.159 0.2 0.004 0.11 S-Sep. 2014 0.2

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.853 0.2 0.003 0.12 S-Sep. 2014 0.2

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

  -0.1   0.21 S-Nov. 2013 -0.2

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

  0.4   0.20 S-Nov. 2014 0.1

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

0.174 0.3 0.001 0.10 L-Nov. 2014 0.3

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

0.132 0.2 0.000 0.10 S-Nov. 2014 0.1

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.753 0.2 0.001 0.08 L-Feb. 2014 0.4

Transportation services

5.625 0.4 0.021 0.14 L-Oct. 2014 0.5

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.397 0.7 0.003 0.31 L-Dec. 2012 0.8

Car and truck rental(5)

0.073 3.7 0.003 1.50 L-Dec. 2013 3.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.168 0.1 0.001 0.17 - -

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.057 0.2 0.000 0.14 S-Nov. 2014 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.492 -0.2 -0.001 0.20 S-May 2014 -0.3

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.587 0.4 0.002 0.27 L-Oct. 2014 0.5

Motor vehicle insurance

2.300 0.6 0.015 0.23 L-Apr. 2014 0.8

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.565 0.1 0.001 0.11 - -

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

0.312 0.1 0.000 0.08 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

Parking and other fees(5)

0.235 -0.5 -0.001 0.18 S-EVER -

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

  0.2   0.24 S-Oct. 2014 0.1

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

  0.5   0.17 L-Oct. 2014 1.1

Public transportation

1.122 -0.1 -0.001 0.36 L-Nov. 2014 0.0

Airline fare

0.702 -0.3 -0.002 0.51 L-Nov. 2014 -0.2

Other intercity transportation

0.157 -0.9 -0.001 0.67 S-Apr. 2011 -0.9

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

           

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

  -6.2   1.12 S-Sep. 2014 -6.6

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  0.4   0.79 L-Nov. 2014 2.2

Intracity transportation(4)

0.260 0.3 0.001 0.06 L-Sep. 2014 0.5

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

  0.1   0.08 L-Oct. 2014 0.1

Recreation services(12)

3.744 0.5 0.019 0.16 L-Jun. 2012 0.7

Video and audio services(12)

1.558 0.1 0.002 0.13 S-Nov. 2014 -0.1

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.468 0.1 0.001 0.13 S-Nov. 2014 -0.1

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

0.090 1.4 0.001 0.90 L-Oct. 2014 1.5

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

  1.7   1.27 L-Oct. 2014 2.0

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

  1.2   0.29 - -

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.399 0.6 0.002 0.11 L-Feb. 2011 0.9

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  0.3   0.12 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.6   0.12 L-Jul. 2012 0.7

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.062 0.1 0.000 0.39 S-Nov. 2014 -0.1

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.14 S-Nov. 2014 -1.3

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  0.7   0.57 L-Apr. 2014 0.9

Other recreation services(5)

1.724 0.8 0.014 0.33 L-Jun. 2012 1.1

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

0.602 1.4 0.008 0.45 L-Sep. 2013 1.4

Admissions(4)

0.640 0.6 0.004 0.55 S-Nov. 2014 0.0

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

  0.1   0.52 S-Nov. 2014 -0.4

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

  1.8   0.66 L-Jan. 2012 3.0

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.211 0.1 0.000 0.18 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Education and communication services(12)

6.452 0.2 0.015 0.07 L-Jun. 2014 0.3

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.122 0.5 0.015 0.08 L-Oct. 2014 0.5

College tuition and fees

1.853 0.4 0.007 0.12 L-Oct. 2014 0.7

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.377 0.3 0.001 0.07 - -

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.725 0.5 0.003 0.11 L-Mar. 2014 0.5

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.039 0.2 0.000 0.10 - -

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.144 -0.5 -0.001 0.02 S-Feb. 2011 -1.1

Postage(4)

0.130 -0.5 -0.001 0.00 S-Feb. 2011 -1.3

Delivery services(5)

0.014 0.1 0.000 0.18 L-Aug. 2014 0.2

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.462 0.0 -0.001 0.10 L-Sep. 2014 0.0

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.624 -0.5 -0.008 0.12 - -

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.837 0.8 0.007 0.13 L-Jan. 2014 1.6

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.711 0.2 0.001 0.26 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.760 0.4 0.007 0.08 L-Feb. 2013 0.5

Personal care services(4)

0.638 -0.1 -0.001 0.11 S-Oct. 2013 -0.3

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

0.638 -0.1 -0.001 0.11 S-Oct. 2013 -0.3

Miscellaneous personal services

1.122 0.6 0.007 0.10 L-Oct. 2009 0.7

Legal services(9)

0.316 0.2 0.001 0.15 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.173 0.3 0.000 0.12 L-Oct. 2014 0.3

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.276 0.2 0.001 0.11 L-Nov. 2014 0.2

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

0.034 0.4 0.000 0.17 L-Oct. 2014 0.7

Financial services(4)(9)

0.228 2.2 0.005 0.28 L-Sep. 2008 3.0

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

  0.1   0.02 S-Nov. 2014 0.0

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

  3.2   0.39 L-Sep. 2008 3.4

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.743 -0.8 -0.674 0.04 S-Dec. 2008 -1.0

All items less shelter

67.289 -1.1 -0.769 0.04 S-Dec. 2008 -1.2

All items less food and shelter

53.032 -1.4 -0.763 0.05 S-Dec. 2008 -1.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.002 0.1 0.049 0.05 L-Oct. 2014 0.1

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

43.411 0.1 0.051 0.05 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

All items less medical care

92.284 -0.7 -0.680 0.04 S-Dec. 2008 -0.9

All items less energy

91.970 0.1 0.131 0.03 - -

Commodities

37.880 -2.2 -0.835 0.06 S-Nov. 2008 -4.4

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.817 -0.1 -0.020 0.10 L-Oct. 2014 0.1

Commodities less food

23.623 -3.5 -0.829 0.07 S-Nov. 2008 -6.7

Commodities less food and beverages

22.608 -3.6 -0.827 0.08 S-Nov. 2008 -7.1

Services

62.120 0.2 0.154 0.05 - -

Services less rent of shelter(16)

29.784 0.1 0.042 0.07 S-Nov. 2014 0.1

Services less medical care services

56.176 0.2 0.113 0.05 - -

Durables

8.950 -0.2 -0.018 0.08 L-Oct. 2014 0.0

Nondurables

28.930 -2.9 -0.838 0.07 S-Nov. 2008 -5.3

Nondurables less food

14.673 -5.6 -0.842 0.11 S-Nov. 2008 -10.2

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.658 -6.0 -0.840 0.11 S-Nov. 2008 -11.0

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.315 -7.9 -0.847 0.08 S-Nov. 2008 -14.5

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.330 -7.2 -0.848 0.07 S-Nov. 2008 -13.2

Housing

42.173 0.1 0.062 0.06 S-Nov. 2014 0.1

Education and communication(5)

7.062 0.2 0.012 0.07 L-Jun. 2014 0.2

Education(5)

3.325 0.5 0.016 0.08 L-Oct. 2014 0.5

Communication(5)

3.737 -0.1 -0.004 0.10 L-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Information and information processing(5)

3.593 -0.1 -0.004 0.10 L-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.132 -1.1 -0.013 0.23 S-Aug. 2012 -1.1

Recreation(5)

5.750 0.2 0.009 0.12 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

Video and audio(5)

1.847 -0.4 -0.008 0.14 S-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.058 -0.3 -0.003 0.20 S-Jul. 2014 -0.5

Photography(5)

0.120 -0.8 -0.001 0.54 S-Feb. 2014 -0.8

Food and beverages

15.272 -0.1 -0.009 0.07 S-May 2013 -0.1

Domestically produced farm food

7.094 -0.4 -0.027 0.13 S-Sep. 2009 -0.4

Other services

11.955 0.3 0.040 0.07 L-Jan. 2014 0.3

Apparel less footwear

2.619 0.5 0.014 0.48 L-Dec. 2013 1.0

Fuels and utilities

5.273 -0.4 -0.019 0.21 S-Apr. 2014 -1.9

Household energy

4.051 -0.5 -0.021 0.27 S-Apr. 2014 -2.5

Medical care

7.716 0.0 0.000 0.08 S-Dec. 2013 0.0

Transportation

15.289 -5.0 -0.777 0.06 S-Dec. 2008 -5.0

Private transportation

14.167 -5.4 -0.776 0.07 S-Nov. 2008 -10.8

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.720 0.0 -0.002 0.10 L-Oct. 2014 0.0

Utilities and public transportation

10.089 0.0 0.003 0.13 S-Nov. 2014 -0.1

Household furnishings and operations

4.189 -0.2 -0.007 0.13 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Other goods and services

3.394 0.4 0.014 0.09 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Personal care

2.676 0.6 0.016 0.11 L-EVER -

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, January 2015, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Dec.
2014
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Jan. 2014-
Jan. 2015
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Jan. 2014-
Jan. 2015(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 -0.1   0.08 S-Oct. 2009 -0.2

Food

14.257 3.2 0.446 0.13 S-Nov. 2014 3.2

Food at home

8.427 3.3 0.271 0.18 S-Oct. 2014 3.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.138 0.9 0.010 0.40 L-Oct. 2013 0.9

Cereals and cereal products

0.370 0.2 0.001 0.67 L-Aug. 2014 0.5

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.048 0.1 0.000 0.84 L-Nov. 2014 0.1

Breakfast cereal

0.197 0.0 0.000 1.05 S-Sep. 2014 -0.7

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.126 0.6 0.001 1.01 L-Sep. 2014 0.6

Rice(4)(5)

  -1.4   1.28 L-Sep. 2014 -0.4

Bakery products

0.767 1.2 0.009 0.49 L-Sep. 2013 2.1

Bread(4)

0.230 1.0 0.002 0.84 S-Nov. 2014 -0.4

White bread(5)

  0.2   1.17 S-Nov. 2014 -1.5

Bread other than white(5)

  1.2   1.26 L-Oct. 2014 2.0

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.116 3.1 0.004 1.13 L-Oct. 2013 3.3

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.189 1.8 0.003 1.20 L-May 2014 2.2

Cookies(5)

  1.6   1.51 L-Aug. 2014 2.7

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  1.9   1.71 L-May 2014 2.3

Other bakery products

0.233 0.1 0.000 1.03 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  -0.6   1.50 S-Nov. 2014 -0.7

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  -0.2   1.50 S-Apr. 2014 -0.8

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

  0.6   1.38 L-Nov. 2014 0.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.014 8.7 0.161 0.38 S-Oct. 2014 8.3

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.880 8.7 0.151 0.40 S-Oct. 2014 8.5

Meats

1.229 12.6 0.138 0.51 S-Oct. 2014 12.5

Beef and veal

0.582 19.0 0.093 0.70 L-Jan. 2004 20.4

Uncooked ground beef

0.238 21.0 0.042 0.99 L-Dec. 1979 25.0

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.085 21.6 0.015 1.52 L-Dec. 2003 23.5

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.207 14.9 0.027 1.31 S-Jul. 2014 9.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.053 22.5 0.010 1.35 S-Oct. 2014 20.7

Pork

0.372 7.4 0.026 0.81 S-Mar. 2014 5.3

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.141 2.3 0.003 1.18 S-May 2013 1.3

Bacon and related products(5)

  -0.1   1.27 L-Oct. 2014 0.5

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  6.2   1.72 S-Nov. 2013 1.3

Ham

0.078 11.5 0.008 1.93 S-Sep. 2014 11.2

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  12.3   1.91 S-Aug. 2014 11.9

Pork chops

0.064 8.2 0.005 1.66 S-Mar. 2014 4.1

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.089 12.3 0.010 1.74 S-Mar. 2014 7.2

Other meats

0.275 7.3 0.019 0.88 S-Nov. 2014 6.5

Frankfurters(5)

  10.3   2.45 S-Nov. 2014 6.0

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  6.6   1.08 L-Apr. 2009 6.7

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  8.0   2.53 S-Nov. 2014 7.9

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  3.2   4.22 - -

Poultry

0.360 2.0 0.007 0.83 L-Nov. 2014 2.5

Chicken(4)

0.294 2.9 0.008 0.94 L-Nov. 2014 2.9

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  6.1   1.98 L-Aug. 2014 6.2

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  1.4   1.18 S-Oct. 2014 -1.1

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.066 -1.7 -0.001 1.61 S-Jan. 2010 -2.1

Fish and seafood

0.291 2.2 0.006 0.84 S-Jul. 2013 1.8

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.148 3.5 0.005 1.49 S-Jul. 2013 2.6

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.142 0.9 0.001 0.95 S-Jul. 2013 0.9

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  0.2   1.25 S-Aug. 2014 0.0

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  2.3   1.70 S-Jul. 2013 0.4

Eggs

0.134 8.2 0.010 1.09 S-Nov. 2014 6.2

Dairy and related products

0.898 3.8 0.033 0.42 S-Apr. 2014 2.8

Milk(4)

0.283 1.1 0.003 0.64 S-Dec. 2013 0.1

Fresh whole milk(5)

  2.1   1.04 S-Jan. 2014 2.1

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  0.7   0.89 S-Dec. 2013 0.3

Cheese and related products

0.286 7.8 0.021 0.81 S-Sep. 2014 6.8

Ice cream and related products

0.126 2.0 0.002 1.18 S-Nov. 2014 1.3

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.204 3.4 0.007 0.81 S-Sep. 2014 2.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.379 2.3 0.031 0.60 S-Nov. 2014 1.7

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.076 2.9 0.030 0.73 S-Nov. 2014 2.1

Fresh fruits

0.575 1.7 0.010 1.01 S-Feb. 2014 1.6

Apples

0.083 0.6 0.001 2.01 L-Jul. 2014 2.5

Bananas

0.087 -1.3 -0.001 0.98 S-Jul. 2014 -1.6

Citrus fruits(4)

0.146 2.9 0.004 2.67 S-Dec. 2013 2.8

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  2.9   2.41 S-Aug. 2014 1.7

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.259 2.4 0.006 1.57 S-Feb. 2014 0.9

Fresh vegetables

0.500 4.3 0.021 0.92 S-Nov. 2014 0.4

Potatoes

0.075 -0.9 -0.001 1.93 L-Jul. 2014 1.3

Lettuce

0.072 12.2 0.008 2.31 L-Apr. 2013 14.8

Tomatoes

0.102 9.6 0.009 1.99 S-Nov. 2014 7.6

Other fresh vegetables

0.251 1.9 0.005 1.33 S-Nov. 2014 -2.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.303 0.2 0.001 0.64 S-Nov. 2014 -0.1

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.157 -0.2 0.000 1.05 - -

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  1.1   1.33 L-Dec. 2013 1.2

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  -0.3   1.44 S-Nov. 2014 -1.0

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.088 0.6 0.001 1.18 S-Oct. 2014 0.2

Frozen vegetables(5)

  1.0   1.47 L-Sep. 2012 2.6

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.057 0.7 0.000 1.17 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

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

  3.8   2.10 S-Oct. 2014 3.1

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.955 0.9 0.009 0.45 L-Nov. 2014 1.4

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.699 0.0 0.000 0.53 S-Sep. 2014 -0.4

Carbonated drinks

0.285 0.0 0.000 0.84 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 2.3 0.000 1.20 - -

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.400 0.0 0.000 0.83 L-Nov. 2014 1.3

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.256 3.5 0.009 0.78 L-Apr. 2012 3.5

Coffee

0.158 6.1 0.009 1.06 L-Mar. 2012 9.8

Roasted coffee(5)

  6.7   1.22 L-Mar. 2012 11.0

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  2.9   1.65 L-May 2012 4.1

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.099 -0.5 0.000 0.88 S-Oct. 2014 -0.6

Other food at home

2.043 1.3 0.026 0.34 S-Jul. 2014 0.7

Sugar and sweets

0.299 2.0 0.006 0.76 L-Aug. 2012 2.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.054 0.9 0.001 1.02 L-Jul. 2012 1.4

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.185 2.9 0.005 1.19 L-Aug. 2012 3.0

Other sweets(4)

0.060 0.1 0.000 0.96 L-Nov. 2014 0.3

Fats and oils

0.245 0.8 0.002 0.66 S-Jun. 2014 0.0

Butter and margarine(4)

0.077 8.8 0.006 1.16 S-Jul. 2014 8.6

Butter(5)

  19.5   1.61 S-Aug. 2014 18.8

Margarine(5)

  -0.4   1.36 S-Apr. 2014 -1.7

Salad dressing(4)

0.062 -2.1 -0.001 1.06 L-Jul. 2014 -1.7

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.107 -2.7 -0.003 1.06 S-Nov. 2014 -3.1

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  -5.1   1.50 S-Feb. 2014 -5.7

Other foods

1.499 1.2 0.018 0.40 S-Jul. 2014 1.2

Soups

0.093 -1.6 -0.002 1.38 S-Apr. 2014 -2.6

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.285 2.3 0.006 0.91 L-Nov. 2014 3.0

Snacks

0.330 1.0 0.003 1.07 S-Oct. 2014 0.5

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.292 1.9 0.005 0.90 S-Nov. 2014 1.2

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

  2.4   1.35 S-Dec. 2013 0.7

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  0.4   2.00 L-Oct. 2014 0.9

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  3.2   1.34 L-Oct. 2011 4.4

Other condiments(5)

  1.2   1.74 S-Nov. 2014 -1.7

Baby food(4)

0.055 1.9 0.001 0.77 S-Jul. 2014 1.7

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.444 0.9 0.004 0.70 S-Nov. 2014 0.9

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  3.4   1.20 S-Nov. 2014 3.2

Food away from home

5.830 3.1 0.175 0.17 L-Feb. 2012 3.1

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.823 3.0 0.083 0.23 S-Nov. 2014 3.0

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.413 3.4 0.080 0.29 L-Sep. 2012 3.4

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.212 1.9 0.004 0.64 L-Nov. 2014 2.1

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

  2.3   0.41 - -

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.064 1.7 0.001 1.22 L-Oct. 2013 1.7

Other food away from home(4)

0.319 2.2 0.007 0.44 L-Oct. 2014 2.3

Energy

8.030 -19.6 -1.803 0.17 S-Sep. 2009 -21.6

Energy commodities

4.215 -34.7 -1.874 0.19 S-Jul. 2009 -37.9

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.236 -24.9 -0.073 0.81 S-Sep. 2009 -32.2

Fuel oil

0.139 -29.7 -0.053 0.82 S-Sep. 2009 -36.0

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.097 -17.4 -0.020 1.48 S-Oct. 2009 -17.4

Motor fuel

3.979 -35.2 -1.801 0.20 S-Jul. 2009 -37.7

Gasoline (all types)

3.904 -35.4 -1.780 0.20 S-Jul. 2009 -37.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  -36.2   0.46 S-Jul. 2009 -37.7

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  -34.0   0.52 S-Jul. 2009 -36.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  -31.3   0.38 S-Jul. 2009 -35.5

Other motor fuels(4)

0.075 -24.2 -0.021 0.26 S-Oct. 2009 -28.3

Energy services(10)

3.815 1.9 0.071 0.30 S-Mar. 2013 1.1

Electricity(10)

2.940 2.5 0.074 0.38 S-Apr. 2014 2.1

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.875 -0.4 -0.004 0.49 S-Jan. 2013 -2.5

All items less food and energy

77.713 1.6 1.268 0.10 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.408 -0.8 -0.156 0.24 - -

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.342 -2.1 -0.073 0.30 S-Sep. 2014 -2.4

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.266 -4.0 -0.011 1.12 S-Nov. 2013 -4.1

Floor coverings(4)

0.047 1.3 0.001 1.00 L-Sep. 2014 2.1

Window coverings(4)

0.053 -4.4 -0.002 1.32 S-Apr. 2011 -4.9

Other linens(4)

0.166 -5.3 -0.010 1.68 S-Nov. 2013 -5.4

Furniture and bedding

0.769 -2.2 -0.017 0.70 S-Nov. 2014 -2.2

Bedroom furniture

0.268 -4.2 -0.012 1.13 S-Sep. 2010 -5.0

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

0.363 -1.5 -0.006 1.16 L-Jan. 2014 -0.7

Other furniture(4)

0.128 0.3 0.000 1.75 S-Oct. 2014 -1.0

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

           

Appliances(4)

0.271 -4.9 -0.014 0.92 L-Nov. 2014 -4.9

Major appliances(4)

0.147 -7.7 -0.012 1.24 S-Nov. 2014 -7.7

Laundry equipment(5)

  -8.4   1.34 S-Nov. 2014 -10.2

Other appliances(4)

0.120 -1.3 -0.002 1.22 L-Nov. 2014 -1.3

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.479 -3.3 -0.016 0.97 L-Oct. 2014 -2.7

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.257 -4.3 -0.012 1.78 L-Oct. 2014 -3.9

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.107 1.6 0.002 1.42 S-Nov. 2014 1.1

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.041 -6.6 -0.003 2.60 L-Nov. 2014 -5.2

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.074 -4.1 -0.003 1.20 S-Aug. 2014 -5.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.710 -0.6 -0.004 0.69 S-Sep. 2014 -1.7

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.189 0.8 0.001 1.14 - -

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.367 -1.3 -0.005 0.82 S-Sep. 2014 -2.3

Housekeeping supplies

0.847 -1.1 -0.010 0.45 S-Jun. 2014 -1.1

Household cleaning products(4)

0.337 -2.0 -0.007 0.73 S-Sep. 2014 -2.2

Household paper products(4)

0.247 -1.1 -0.003 0.95 S-Dec. 2003 -1.8

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.263 -0.1 0.000 0.87 L-Nov. 2014 -0.1

Apparel

3.343 -1.4 -0.047 1.10 L-Nov. 2014 -0.3

Men's and boys' apparel

0.834 -2.2 -0.019 1.58 L-Nov. 2014 -1.7

Men's apparel

0.653 -2.4 -0.016 1.68 L-Nov. 2014 -1.2

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.104 -5.4 -0.006 4.45 L-Nov. 2014 -3.7

Men's furnishings

0.185 -4.4 -0.008 1.95 S-Sep. 2007 -4.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.196 -5.4 -0.011 3.27 S-Aug. 2014 -5.7

Men's pants and shorts

0.160 5.8 0.009 2.93 L-Oct. 2013 6.6

Boys' apparel

0.181 -1.2 -0.002 3.15 L-Jul. 2014 2.8

Women's and girls' apparel

1.439 -2.9 -0.042 2.28 L-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Women's apparel

1.210 -3.5 -0.043 2.36 - -

Women's outerwear

0.118 6.2 0.007 6.49 L-Oct. 2014 8.8

Women's dresses

0.155 -2.1 -0.003 11.82 S-Jun. 2013 -4.3

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.550 -7.7 -0.045 2.53 L-Nov. 2014 -3.0

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

0.378 -0.4 -0.002 2.23 S-Apr. 2013 -0.4

Girls' apparel

0.229 0.7 0.002 5.34 L-Oct. 2014 1.3

Footwear

0.725 2.6 0.018 1.58 S-Nov. 2014 2.0

Men's footwear

0.218 0.1 0.000 2.42 S-Apr. 2014 0.0

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.178 5.4 0.009 2.48 S-Jun. 2014 3.9

Women's footwear

0.329 2.8 0.009 2.86 L-Aug. 2013 3.0

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.135 0.8 0.001 2.06 L-Nov. 2014 1.1

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.211 -2.8 -0.006 1.91 L-Sep. 2014 -2.3

Watches(8)

0.046 2.3 0.001 2.38 L-Oct. 2014 2.6

Jewelry(8)

0.164 -4.1 -0.007 2.38 L-Sep. 2014 -3.8

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.685 -0.9 -0.051 0.23 - -

New vehicles

3.551 0.5 0.016 0.34 - -

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  0.5   0.32 S-Sep. 2014 0.3

New cars(5)

  -0.2   0.35 S-Sep. 2014 -0.4

New trucks(13)(5)

  1.1   0.35 S-Sep. 2014 1.0

Used cars and trucks

1.591 -4.0 -0.067 0.12 L-Nov. 2014 -3.1

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.435 -0.4 -0.002 0.42 L-Mar. 2013 -0.3

Tires

0.285 -1.3 -0.004 0.58 L-Mar. 2013 -1.3

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.150 1.5 0.002 0.51 S-Nov. 2014 1.5

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  1.0   0.66 S-Nov. 2014 1.0

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  2.4   0.81 - -

Medical care commodities

1.772 3.9 0.067 0.64 S-Nov. 2014 3.1

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.696 4.2 0.068 0.66 S-Nov. 2014 3.3

Prescription drugs

1.345 5.6 0.072 0.82 S-Nov. 2014 4.6

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.351 -1.1 -0.004 0.81 S-Nov. 2014 -1.4

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.076 -1.0 -0.001 1.18 S-Jun. 2014 -1.1

Recreation commodities(11)

2.007 -2.8 -0.058 0.45 S-Nov. 2014 -2.8

Video and audio products(11)

0.289 -10.3 -0.033 0.71 L-Nov. 2014 -10.0

Televisions

0.133 -16.7 -0.027 1.27 - -

Other video equipment(4)

0.029 1.2 0.000 2.04 L-Oct. 2014 4.6

Audio equipment

0.066 -7.9 -0.006 1.54 S-Nov. 2014 -8.1

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.044 -2.8 -0.001 1.31 L-Sep. 2014 -2.4

Pets and pet products

0.659 -0.3 -0.002 0.75 S-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Pet food(4)(5)

  -0.4   0.73 S-Aug. 2014 -0.5

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

  0.1   1.57 S-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Sporting goods

0.400 -1.9 -0.008 0.98 L-Oct. 2014 -0.8

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.181 -0.8 -0.002 1.25 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

Sports equipment

0.214 -2.8 -0.006 1.25 L-Oct. 2014 -1.8

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.058 -4.3 -0.003 2.13 S-Mar. 2014 -6.4

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

  14.7   3.72 S-Jan. 2014 12.7

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -7.3   2.32 S-Mar. 2014 -10.4

Recreational reading materials

0.220 2.1 0.005 1.23 S-Nov. 2014 1.9

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.123 4.6 0.005 1.55 S-Nov. 2014 3.8

Recreational books(4)

0.094 -0.9 -0.001 1.76 - -

Other recreational goods(4)

0.381 -4.2 -0.017 1.31 S-Nov. 2014 -4.7

Toys

0.277 -5.3 -0.016 1.52 L-Feb. 2014 -5.1

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

  -2.4   1.31 L-Dec. 2013 -2.2

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.050 -2.6 -0.001 3.78 S-Dec. 2013 -4.4

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.042 1.1 0.000 1.24 S-Oct. 2014 1.1

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.610 -4.4 -0.028 0.87 L-Nov. 2014 -4.0

Educational books and supplies

0.203 6.5 0.013 1.22 L-May 2013 6.7

College textbooks(14)(5)

  7.4   1.32 L-Jun. 2013 7.4

Information technology commodities(11)

0.408 -9.1 -0.041 1.09 S-Apr. 2012 -9.6

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.272 -10.4 -0.032 1.27 L-Nov. 2014 -8.0

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.068 -1.8 -0.001 1.91 S-Oct. 2014 -3.5

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

0.068 -10.6 -0.008 3.25 S-Nov. 2014 -10.6

Alcoholic beverages

1.015 1.0 0.010 0.31 S-Jul. 2014 0.6

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.597 0.1 0.001 0.46 S-Jul. 2014 -0.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.274 0.2 0.000 0.51 S-Dec. 2005 -0.5

Distilled spirits at home

0.073 0.5 0.000 0.63 S-Aug. 2014 0.5

Whiskey at home(5)

  2.0   1.12 L-Jul. 2014 2.3

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  0.1   1.00 S-Oct. 2014 0.1

Wine at home

0.250 -0.1 0.000 0.86 S-Sep. 2014 -0.2

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.418 2.3 0.010 0.42 L-Dec. 2013 2.3

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

  1.8   0.55 S-Oct. 2014 1.8

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  2.4   0.80 L-Dec. 2013 2.4

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  2.6   0.61 L-Dec. 2013 2.7

Other goods(11)

1.634 1.5 0.025 0.40 L-Nov. 2014 1.5

Tobacco and smoking products

0.718 2.4 0.017 0.44 S-Sep. 2014 2.0

Cigarettes(4)

0.661 2.5 0.016 0.46 S-Sep. 2014 2.2

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.050 0.6 0.000 1.26 S-Oct. 2014 0.3

Personal care products

0.724 1.3 0.009 0.79 L-Oct. 2014 1.7

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

0.369 0.5 0.002 1.10 L-Sep. 2014 0.8

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.348 2.1 0.007 1.18 L-Nov. 2014 2.4

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.192 -0.6 -0.001 1.06 - -

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  -0.8   1.13 S-Feb. 2014 -1.2

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -1.3   1.47 S-Nov. 2014 -2.3

Services less energy services

58.305 2.5 1.424 0.11 L-Nov. 2014 2.5

Shelter

32.711 2.9 0.940 0.16 - -

Rent of shelter(15)

32.336 2.9 0.920 0.16 - -

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.159 3.4 0.237 0.17 - -

Lodging away from home(4)

0.839 6.6 0.055 2.00 L-Oct. 2014 8.4

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

0.172 2.7 0.005 0.26 - -

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.666 7.6 0.050 2.41 L-Oct. 2014 9.8

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

24.339 2.6 0.629 0.16 - -

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

22.918 2.6 0.592 0.16 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.375 5.6 0.020 0.95 - -

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.222 4.5 0.053 0.47 S-Nov. 2014 4.3

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.945 5.5 0.050 0.55 S-Nov. 2014 5.1

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.277 1.3 0.003 0.61 S-May 1996 1.0

Household operations(4)

0.848 3.0 0.025 0.38 L-Nov. 2014 3.2

Domestic services(4)

0.279 1.7 0.005 0.42 L-Nov. 2014 2.0

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.279   0.011 0.58 - -

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.116 2.9 0.003 1.30 L-Oct. 2014 3.7

Repair of household items(4)

0.066 4.4 0.003 0.70 L-Oct. 2013 4.5

Medical care services

5.944 2.3 0.133 0.24 S-Nov. 2014 2.3

Professional services

3.032 1.7 0.051 0.30 - -

Physicians' services(10)

1.590 1.7 0.026 0.46 L-May 2014 1.7

Dental services(10)

0.804 2.2 0.017 0.54 L-May 2014 2.2

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.284 1.4 0.004 0.74 S-Oct. 2014 1.4

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.354 1.1 0.004 0.56 S-Sep. 2014 0.7

Hospital and related services

2.159 4.1 0.085 0.41 S-Oct. 2014 3.9

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.853 4.3 0.077 0.46 S-Oct. 2014 4.2

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

  4.3   0.91 S-Jul. 2013 2.8

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

  4.4   0.63 S-Nov. 2014 4.2

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

0.174 3.4 0.006 0.44 L-Jan. 2013 3.4

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.132 1.8 0.002 0.74 - -

Health insurance(7)

0.753 -0.5 -0.004 0.25 - -

Transportation services

5.625 2.1 0.117 0.31 L-Jun. 2014 3.2

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.397 0.8 0.003 1.26 L-Nov. 2009 1.4

Car and truck rental(4)

0.073 1.4 0.001 2.42 L-Nov. 2014 4.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.168 2.0 0.022 0.33 S-Oct. 2014 1.9

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 1.9 0.001 0.68 S-Nov. 2014 1.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.492 1.6 0.008 0.44 S-Sep. 2014 1.5

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.587 2.3 0.013 0.53 L-Mar. 2012 2.3

Motor vehicle insurance

2.300 5.0 0.110 0.59 L-Feb. 2013 5.2

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.565 0.1 0.001 0.45 S-Sep. 2014 -0.3

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

0.312 -1.2 -0.004 0.66 S-EVER -

Parking and other fees(4)

0.235 1.7 0.004 0.47 S-Oct. 2014 1.5

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  2.3   0.63 S-Nov. 2014 1.9

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  -0.4   0.75 - -

Public transportation

1.122 -1.8 -0.020 0.75 L-Oct. 2014 -1.8

Airline fare

0.702 -3.0 -0.021 0.98 L-Oct. 2014 -2.8

Other intercity transportation

0.157 -1.6 -0.002 1.86 S-Oct. 2014 -2.1

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

           

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  1.6   1.59 S-Oct. 2014 0.2

Ship fare(4)(5)

  -1.1   2.34 L-Aug. 2014 0.3

Intracity transportation

0.260 1.4 0.004 0.22 L-Feb. 2014 3.4

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  1.1   0.59 - -

Recreation services(11)

3.744 1.6 0.059 0.52 L-Aug. 2014 1.7

Video and audio services(11)

1.558 1.8 0.028 0.39 - -

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.468 2.1 0.030 0.40 S-Nov. 2014 1.8

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

0.090 -2.6 -0.002 1.79 L-Sep. 2013 -2.1

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -6.3   2.46 - -

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

  2.5   0.99 L-Aug. 2012 5.3

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.399 2.9 0.012 0.44 L-Nov. 2014 2.9

Pet services(4)(5)

  1.8   1.08 - -

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  3.2   0.58 L-Nov. 2014 3.2

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.062 2.1 0.001 1.18 S-Nov. 2014 2.0

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  1.1   0.77 - -

Film processing(4)(5)

  4.0   1.23 L-Apr. 2011 4.6

Other recreation services(4)

1.724 1.1 0.018 1.03 L-Aug. 2014 1.6

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

0.602 0.6 0.004 1.34 L-Aug. 2014 2.0

Admissions

0.640 0.9 0.006 1.31 L-Oct. 2014 1.2

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

  0.2   0.98 S-Nov. 2014 0.0

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  3.6   1.47 L-Jul. 2014 3.7

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.211 2.0 0.004 0.60 - -

Education and communication services(11)

6.452 0.9 0.059 0.19 - -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.122 3.5 0.107 0.31 L-Jun. 2014 3.6

College tuition and fees

1.853 3.6 0.066 0.45 L-Jul. 2014 3.9

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.377 4.0 0.014 0.42 - -

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.725 3.0 0.022 0.52 L-Oct. 2011 3.1

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.039 2.0 0.001 0.48 L-Aug. 2014 2.0

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.144 3.4 0.005 0.35 S-Jan. 2012 1.3

Postage

0.130 3.6 0.005 0.38 S-Jan. 2012 0.8

Delivery services(4)

0.014 1.9 0.000 0.53 L-Oct. 2014 3.2

Telephone services(4)

2.462 -2.5 -0.065 0.30 S-Dec. 2004 -2.5

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.624 -4.3 -0.074 0.39 S-Dec. 2001 -5.5

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.837 1.1 0.009 0.42 S-EVER -

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.711 1.8 0.013 0.75 L-Nov. 2014 1.8

Other personal services(11)

1.760 2.1 0.037 0.29 L-Dec. 2013 2.1

Personal care services

0.638 1.4 0.009 0.43 S-Nov. 2014 1.3

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.638 1.4 0.009 0.43 S-Nov. 2014 1.3

Miscellaneous personal services

1.122 2.5 0.028 0.40 L-Jun. 2013 2.5

Legal services(8)

0.316 1.2 0.004 0.66 S-Mar. 1993 1.0

Funeral expenses(8)

0.173 1.4 0.002 0.63 L-Nov. 2014 1.6

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.276 2.2 0.006 0.42 - -

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.034 2.0 0.001 0.68 L-Nov. 2014 2.3

Financial services(8)

0.228 5.7 0.013 1.01 L-Sep. 2012 6.0

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

  0.1   0.60 - -

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

  9.3   1.40 L-EVER -

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.743 -0.6 -0.535 0.09 S-Sep. 2009 -1.5

All items less shelter

67.289 -1.5 -1.030 0.10 S-Sep. 2009 -2.2

All items less food and shelter

53.032 -2.7 -1.476 0.12 S-Sep. 2009 -2.7

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.002 0.7 0.328 0.13 - -

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

43.411 0.9 0.394 0.14 - -

All items less medical care

92.284 -0.3 -0.289 0.08 S-Oct. 2009 -0.4

All items less energy

91.970 1.9 1.714 0.08 - -

Commodities

37.880 -4.1 -1.584 0.13 S-Sep. 2009 -4.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.817 -0.5 -0.089 0.27 - -

Commodities less food

23.623 -8.1 -2.030 0.19 S-Jul. 2009 -9.2

Commodities less food and beverages

22.608 -8.5 -2.040 0.20 S-Jul. 2009 -9.6

Services

62.120 2.4 1.494 0.10 S-Feb. 2014 2.4

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.784 1.9 0.574 0.12 S-Sep. 2012 1.9

Services less medical care services

56.176 2.5 1.361 0.11 - -

Durables

8.950 -2.0 -0.184 0.19 - -

Nondurables

28.930 -4.7 -1.399 0.16 S-Sep. 2009 -5.4

Nondurables less food

14.673 -11.6 -1.845 0.26 S-Jul. 2009 -13.8

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.658 -12.5 -1.856 0.28 S-Jul. 2009 -14.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.315 -15.8 -1.808 0.17 S-Jul. 2009 -18.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.330 -14.4 -1.798 0.15 S-Jul. 2009 -17.3

Housing

42.173 2.3 0.943 0.13 S-Dec. 2013 2.2

Education and communication(4)

7.062 0.4 0.031 0.20 - -

Education(4)

3.325 3.7 0.119 0.30 L-Jul. 2013 3.8

Communication(4)

3.737 -2.3 -0.089 0.25 S-Aug. 2005 -2.4

Information and information processing(4)

3.593 -2.5 -0.093 0.26 S-Aug. 2005 -2.6

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.132 -2.5 -0.029 0.66 - -

Recreation(4)

5.750 0.0 0.001 0.35 - -

Video and audio(4)

1.847 -0.3 -0.006 0.36 - -

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.058 0.9 0.010 0.48 S-Nov. 2014 0.8

Photography(4)

0.120 -1.0 -0.001 1.30 S-Mar. 2014 -1.8

Food and beverages

15.272 3.1 0.456 0.12 S-Nov. 2014 3.1

Domestically produced farm food

7.094 3.7 0.257 0.20 S-Nov. 2014 3.7

Other services

11.955 1.3 0.155 0.20 L-Oct. 2014 1.4

Apparel less footwear

2.619 -2.4 -0.065 1.32 L-Nov. 2014 -0.9

Fuels and utilities

5.273 1.0 0.051 0.23 S-Jan. 2013 0.9

Household energy

4.051 -0.1 -0.003 0.29 S-Jan. 2013 -0.4

Medical care

7.716 2.6 0.200 0.24 S-Nov. 2014 2.5

Transportation

15.289 -10.6 -1.735 0.16 S-Aug. 2009 -10.8

Private transportation

14.167 -11.2 -1.714 0.16 S-Jul. 2009 -14.3

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.720 -0.8 -0.045 0.25 L-Nov. 2014 -0.7

Utilities and public transportation

10.089 0.7 0.069 0.17 S-Oct. 2012 0.2

Household furnishings and operations

4.189 -1.1 -0.048 0.25 S-Sep. 2014 -1.4

Other goods and services

3.394 1.8 0.062 0.25 L-Oct. 2014 1.9

Personal care

2.676 1.7 0.045 0.31 L-Oct. 2014 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: February 26, 2015