Consumer Price Index News Release

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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX - MARCH 2015

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent
 in March on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
 reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index declined 0.1
 percent before seasonal adjustment.

 Increases in the energy and shelter indexes more than offset a decline in the
 food index and were the main factors in the rise of the seasonally adjusted
 all items index. The energy index rose 1.1 percent as advances in the 
 gasoline and fuel oil indexes outweighed declines in the electricity and
 natural gas indexes. In contrast, the food index declined 0.2 percent, with
 the food at home index posting its largest decline since April 2009.   

 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in March, the
 same increase as in January and February. Along with the shelter index, a 
 broad array of indexes rose in March, including medical care, used cars and 
 trucks, apparel, new vehicles, household furnishings and operations, and
 recreation. The index for airline fares, in contrast, declined for the fourth
 time in the last 5 months.   

 The all items index declined 0.1 percent for the 12 months ending March. The
 energy index declined 18.3 percent over the span, more than offsetting
 increases in the indexes for food (up 2.3 percent) and all items less food
 and energy (up 1.8 percent).  




 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              Sep.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.   ended 
                              2014  2014  2014  2014  2015  2015  2015   Mar.  
                                                                         2015  
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................    .1    .1   -.3   -.3   -.7    .2    .2      -.1
  Food......................    .3    .2    .2    .2    .0    .2   -.2      2.3
   Food at home.............    .3    .2    .1    .2   -.2    .1   -.5      1.9
   Food away from home (1)..    .3    .2    .4    .3    .2    .3    .2      2.9
  Energy....................   -.7  -1.2  -4.1  -4.7  -9.7   1.0   1.1    -18.3
   Energy commodities.......   -.9  -2.1  -7.0  -9.0 -18.0   2.1   3.8    -28.8
    Gasoline (all types)....   -.9  -2.0  -7.2  -9.2 -18.7   2.4   3.9    -29.2
    Fuel oil (1)............  -2.1  -4.0  -3.5  -7.8  -9.9   1.9   5.9    -24.9
   Energy services..........   -.4   -.1   -.3    .8   -.1   -.2  -1.5     -2.9
    Electricity.............   -.7    .5    .0    .6    .9    .3  -1.1       .9
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............    .4  -1.9  -1.3   1.4  -3.4  -2.0  -2.7    -14.4
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .1    .2    .1    .1    .2    .2    .2      1.8
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .1    .0   -.3   -.2   -.1    .2    .3      -.2
    New vehicles............    .0    .1    .0    .0   -.1    .2    .2       .8
    Used cars and trucks....    .0   -.6   -.9   -.8   -.1   1.0   1.2     -1.3
    Apparel.................    .1   -.3   -.7   -.8    .3    .3    .5      -.5
    Medical care commodities    .5    .2    .6    .9   -.3    .7    .1      4.2
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .2    .2    .2    .3    .1    .2      2.4
    Shelter.................    .3    .2    .2    .2    .3    .2    .3      3.0
    Transportation services     .1    .5    .2    .0    .4    .3    .0      2.0
    Medical care services...    .1    .2    .3    .3    .1   -.2    .4      1.9

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.



 Consumer Price Index Data for March 2015

 Food

 The food index declined 0.2 percent in March after a 0.2-percent increase in
 February. The index for food at home turned sharply down in March, falling 0.5
 percent. Five of the six major grocery store food group indexes declined. The
 fruits and vegetables index posted the largest decrease, falling 1.4 percent, 
 its third decline in a row. The index for nonalcoholic beverages, which rose 
 0.6 percent in February, fell 0.6 percent in March. The index for dairy and
 related products fell 0.5 percent, as did the index for meats, poultry, fish,
 and eggs. The index for beef and veal, however, rose for the fourteenth month
 in a row, increasing 0.1 percent. The index for other food at home fell 0.1 
 percent in March after rising in February. The only major grocery store food
 group index to increase in March was cereals and bakery products, which
 increased 0.4 percent after declining in February. The food at home index has
 increased 1.9 percent over the past 12 months. Five of the six groups have 
 risen over that span, with meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increasing the most,
 at 6.0 percent. The fruits and vegetables index, however, has declined 1.1 
 percent over the last 12 months. The index for food away from home rose 0.2
 percent in March and has increased 2.9 percent over the past 12 months.


 Energy

 The energy index rose 1.1 percent in March after increasing 1.0 percent in 
 February. The gasoline index increased 3.9 percent in March, its largest 
 increase since February 2013. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices
 rose 10.5 percent in March.) The fuel oil index also rose in March, increasing
 5.9 percent. In contrast, the index for natural gas declined 2.7 percent, and
 the electricity index fell 1.1 percent. Over the past 12 months, the 
 electricity index has increased 0.9 percent, while the other energy indexes
 have sharply declined. Despite the March increases, the gasoline index has 
 fallen 29.2 percent over the last 12 months, and the index for fuel oil has 
 decreased 24.9 percent. The index for natural gas has also declined over the
 span, falling 14.4 percent.   


 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in March.
 The shelter index increased 0.3 percent, with the indexes for rent and owners'
 equivalent rent both rising 0.3 percent and the index for lodging away from
 home increasing 0.4 percent. The medical care index, which was unchanged in 
 February, rose 0.3 percent in March. The index for medical care services rose
 0.4 percent, with the indexes for physicians' services and for hospital 
 services both rising 0.6 percent after declining in February. The index for 
 used cars and trucks increased 1.2 percent after rising 1.0 percent the 
 previous month. The apparel index rose 0.5 percent in March, its third 
 consecutive increase. Also rising in March were the indexes for new vehicles,
 for alcoholic beverages, and for household furnishings and operations, all of
 which increased 0.2 percent. The tobacco index rose 0.4 percent, and the index
 for recreation advanced 0.1 percent. The index for airline fares, in contrast,
 declined 1.7 percent in March af ter rising in February.     

 The index for all items less food and energy has risen 1.8 percent over the 
 past 12 months, a slight increase from the 1.7 percent increase for the 12 
 months ending February. Over the last 12 months, the shelter index has risen 
 3.0 percent, while the medical care index has increased 2.5 percent. The 
 indexes for used cars and trucks, for apparel, and for airline fares have all
 declined over the past year.
  
 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 236.119 (1982-84=100). For the 
 month, the index rose 0.6 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.  

 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
 decreased 0.6 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 231.055 
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.7 percent prior to seasonal 
 adjustment.  

 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) decreased
 0.4 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index rose 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 April 2015 is scheduled to be released on Friday,
 May 22, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). 






























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 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices
 over time of goods and services purchased by households. The Bureau of Labor
 Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups: (1) the CPI for Urban
 Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), which covers households of wage
 earners and clerical workers that comprise approximately 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, 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 6,000
 housing units and approximately 24,000 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 designated 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 
 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 
 (www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using the following link:
 www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2014.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 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
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Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, March 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Feb.
2015
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Mar.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014-
Mar.
2015
Feb.
2015-
Mar.
2015
Dec.
2014-
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2015-
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2015-
Mar.
2015

All items

100.000 236.293 234.722 236.119 -0.1 0.6 -0.7 0.2 0.2

Food

14.303 240.398 246.680 246.045 2.3 -0.3 0.0 0.2 -0.2

Food at home

8.445 236.973 242.906 241.588 1.9 -0.5 -0.2 0.1 -0.5

Cereals and bakery products

1.148 270.660 273.052 273.812 1.2 0.3 0.7 -0.2 0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.013 245.301 260.863 260.077 6.0 -0.3 -0.1 0.3 -0.5

Dairy and related products(1)

0.882 223.063 225.535 224.449 0.6 -0.5 -0.9 -1.0 -0.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.371 292.944 295.686 289.858 -1.1 -2.0 -0.9 -0.3 -1.4

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.966 165.703 168.901 167.706 1.2 -0.7 0.1 0.6 -0.6

Other food at home

2.064 205.366 208.954 208.463 1.5 -0.2 -0.1 0.5 -0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.858 246.878 253.719 254.108 2.9 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Energy

7.528 250.543 196.597 204.731 -18.3 4.1 -9.7 1.0 1.1

Energy commodities

3.691 311.216 201.485 221.577 -28.8 10.0 -18.0 2.1 3.8

Fuel oil(1)

0.128 393.705 279.040 295.603 -24.9 5.9 -9.9 1.9 5.9

Motor fuel

3.470 306.059 196.272 216.691 -29.2 10.4 -18.6 2.2 3.9

Gasoline (all types)

3.407 304.464 194.883 215.442 -29.2 10.5 -18.7 2.4 3.9

Energy services(2)

3.837 203.597 200.685 197.727 -2.9 -1.5 -0.1 -0.2 -1.5

Electricity(2)

3.004 204.131 208.696 205.894 0.9 -1.3 0.9 0.3 -1.1

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.833 199.340 173.978 170.592 -14.4 -1.9 -3.4 -2.0 -2.7

All items less food and energy

78.169 236.913 240.083 241.067 1.8 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.500 147.226 145.761 146.887 -0.2 0.8 -0.1 0.2 0.3

Apparel

3.359 128.888 124.457 128.245 -0.5 3.0 0.3 0.3 0.5

New vehicles

3.572 146.348 147.345 147.574 0.8 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.608 148.920 143.390 147.023 -1.3 2.5 -0.1 1.0 1.2

Medical care commodities

1.792 339.567 353.484 353.995 4.2 0.1 -0.3 0.7 0.1

Alcoholic beverages

1.017 236.512 239.269 239.437 1.2 0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.2

Tobacco and smoking products

0.720 895.841 918.602 919.240 2.6 0.1 -0.2 0.5 0.4

Services less energy services

58.668 291.518 297.750 298.612 2.4 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2

Shelter

32.938 268.431 275.390 276.360 3.0 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.200 273.486 282.389 283.130 3.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

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

24.460 275.817 282.579 283.244 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3

Medical care services

5.981 463.678 471.138 472.645 1.9 0.3 0.1 -0.2 0.4

Physicians' services(2)

1.589 357.465 361.242 363.531 1.7 0.6 0.1 -0.4 0.6

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.878 277.974 286.308 287.420 3.4 0.4 0.2 -0.2 0.6

Transportation services

5.653 282.663 287.914 288.349 2.0 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.171 264.146 269.136 268.907 1.8 -0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.329 430.163 454.335 455.373 5.9 0.2 0.6 0.9 0.5

Airline fare

0.705 302.464 288.626 287.362 -5.0 -0.4 -0.3 0.2 -1.7

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

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


Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, March 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Feb.
2015
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Mar.
2014-
Mar.
2015
Feb.
2015-
Mar.
2015
Dec.
2014-
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2015-
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2015-
Mar.
2015

All items

100.000 -0.1 0.6 -0.7 0.2 0.2

Food

14.303 2.3 -0.3 0.0 0.2 -0.2

Food at home

8.445 1.9 -0.5 -0.2 0.1 -0.5

Cereals and bakery products

1.148 1.2 0.3 0.7 -0.2 0.4

Cereals and cereal products

0.375 0.3 0.5 1.2 -0.4 0.7

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.051 -2.1 -1.3 2.1 0.1 -1.5

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.194 0.4 0.6 -0.6 -0.8 0.6

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.130 1.0 1.0 3.4 -0.1 1.0

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  -2.4 -0.4 1.1 0.1 -0.4

Bakery products

0.773 1.6 0.2 0.4 -0.1 0.4

Bread(2)

0.229 2.0 0.4 -0.2 -0.2 0.7

White bread(1)(3)

  1.6 0.7 0.2 -1.1 0.7

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  1.5 0.0 -1.0 0.9 0.0

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

0.118 2.1 -0.5 1.1 0.1 -0.5

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.191 1.8 0.1 1.3 0.5 -0.1

Cookies(1)(3)

  1.6 0.0 1.5 0.6 0.1

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  2.4 0.2 0.7 0.4 0.2

Other bakery products

0.236 0.7 0.4 0.2 -1.0 0.7

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

  1.0 2.8 0.6 -2.9 2.8

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  2.7 0.8 -0.4 -0.7 2.1

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

  -2.5 -1.2 0.2 -0.4 -2.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.013 6.0 -0.3 -0.1 0.3 -0.5

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.883 6.1 -0.3 0.1 0.2 -0.5

Meats

1.230 8.3 -0.5 0.1 0.1 -0.9

Beef and veal(1)

0.587 13.1 0.1 0.1 0.7 0.1

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.243 13.7 -0.9 1.3 0.7 -0.9

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.084 12.8 0.0 -1.1 0.2 0.0

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.208 11.6 1.5 -0.7 1.1 1.5

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.053 16.7 -0.6 -0.2 -0.4 -0.6

Pork

0.367 2.2 -1.7 -0.4 -1.3 -2.6

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.140 -1.4 -2.1 0.3 -1.6 -2.8

Bacon and related products(3)

  -3.0 -2.3 0.0 -1.1 -3.6

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  1.9 -1.2 0.6 -2.4 -1.1

Ham

0.078 6.3 -0.6 -1.0 0.4 -3.2

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  6.1 -0.3 -1.3 -0.1 -3.4

Pork chops

0.062 0.9 -2.3 -2.0 -2.4 -2.1

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.087 5.4 -1.4 -0.5 -2.2 -1.1

Other meats

0.276 7.2 -0.3 0.7 0.7 -0.5

Frankfurters(3)

  7.8 -2.6 0.3 0.3 -3.1

Lunchmeats(2)(3)

  6.9 -0.6 1.4 -0.1 -0.2

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

  7.4 3.3 -0.5 0.5 3.3

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

  1.8 3.5 0.6 -0.4 3.5

Poultry

0.363 2.1 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.1

Chicken(1)(2)

0.295 2.6 0.3 0.4 -0.3 0.3

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  2.5 -0.5 1.9 -0.9 -0.5

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  2.4 0.7 -0.4 0.0 0.7

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.069 0.0 0.4 -0.8 1.9 0.0

Fish and seafood(1)

0.289 2.1 0.0 -0.5 0.1 0.2

Fresh fish and seafood(2)

0.149 3.4 1.0 0.0 0.5 0.0

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.140 0.7 -0.9 -0.8 0.5 -0.5

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  1.5 -0.7 -0.3 -0.4 -0.7

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

  0.7 -1.8 -1.0 0.0 -1.3

Eggs

0.131 5.3 -0.8 -1.8 2.1 -0.5

Dairy and related products(1)

0.882 0.6 -0.5 -0.9 -1.0 -0.5

Milk(1)(2)

0.268 -4.5 -0.2 -2.2 -3.3 -0.2

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

  -4.5 -0.5 -1.5 -3.8 -0.5

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

  -4.1 0.1 -2.5 -2.8 0.1

Cheese and related products

0.284 3.0 -0.8 -1.5 -0.5 -0.7

Ice cream and related products

0.126 3.1 -1.2 -1.3 0.8 0.1

Other dairy and related products(1)(2)

0.204 3.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.371 -1.1 -2.0 -0.9 -0.3 -1.4

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.060 -1.1 -2.2 -1.1 -0.6 -1.7

Fresh fruits

0.567 -4.6 -2.9 -0.9 0.6 -2.5

Apples

0.085 -5.5 -2.1 1.2 -0.4 -1.3

Bananas

0.087 -0.3 0.7 -1.2 0.0 0.6

Citrus fruits(2)

0.143 -6.4 0.2 -0.9 -0.8 -1.8

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  -4.3 0.7 1.0 -0.9 -0.6

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.252 -4.7 -6.1 -2.0 1.6 -4.9

Fresh vegetables

0.493 3.1 -1.3 -1.4 -2.0 -0.7

Potatoes

0.079 -1.4 -0.7 1.5 -1.1 -0.2

Lettuce

0.076 8.5 -6.1 5.0 1.4 -4.8

Tomatoes(1)

0.090 3.8 -1.7 -4.4 -8.3 -1.7

Other fresh vegetables

0.249 2.9 0.0 -2.8 -1.2 1.6

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.311 -0.7 -1.3 -0.2 0.6 -0.6

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.162 -1.6 -1.4 0.0 0.8 -0.7

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  0.5 -0.7 0.6 0.5 -0.3

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  -2.6 -1.6 -0.2 0.5 -0.9

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.089 0.7 -0.7 -0.9 0.2 0.0

Frozen vegetables(3)

  0.7 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.059 -0.4 -2.2 1.0 0.5 -1.5

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

  3.8 -1.6 -1.3 2.3 -1.6

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.966 1.2 -0.7 0.1 0.6 -0.6

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.705 0.6 -0.8 -0.3 0.7 -0.6

Carbonated drinks

0.291 -0.4 -1.0 -1.1 0.8 -0.8

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 2.2 -1.0 0.2 0.0 -1.0

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(2)

0.400 1.3 -0.6 0.0 0.5 -0.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.261 2.9 -0.6 0.7 0.3 -0.7

Coffee

0.161 4.5 -0.1 1.4 -0.3 -0.7

Roasted coffee(3)

  5.2 0.3 2.0 -0.8 -0.6

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

  1.4 -2.0 -0.1 2.2 -2.0

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.100 0.2 -1.4 -1.1 1.7 -1.3

Other food at home

2.064 1.5 -0.2 -0.1 0.5 -0.1

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.308 2.4 -0.2 1.9 1.2 -0.2

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 3.0 -0.8 2.1 1.6 0.2

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.190 3.2 0.1 0.9 1.7 0.1

Other sweets(2)

0.061 -0.7 -0.6 0.4 0.3 -0.8

Fats and oils

0.247 -1.2 -1.3 -0.6 -0.1 -1.0

Butter and margarine(2)

0.075 1.7 -2.7 -1.5 -1.8 -2.1

Butter(3)

  5.5 -4.7 -2.5 -2.8 -4.1

Margarine(3)

  -2.9 -2.4 -2.6 0.7 -2.7

Salad dressing(2)

0.063 -1.5 -0.9 0.6 1.7 -0.5

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.108 -2.9 -0.6 -0.5 -0.1 -0.7

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  -3.9 -0.5 -1.3 1.1 -0.5

Other foods

1.510 1.8 -0.1 -0.5 0.5 0.0

Soups

0.095 -0.4 2.5 -0.6 0.1 0.3

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.281 2.1 0.1 -1.4 0.1 0.1

Snacks(1)

0.337 3.1 -0.6 -0.7 2.7 -0.6

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.301 1.6 -0.6 -0.4 0.5 -0.2

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

  2.8 -0.8 -1.3 0.7 0.5

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

  0.8 0.5 0.1 1.6 0.5

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  3.1 0.2 1.3 -0.7 0.5

Other condiments(3)

  0.4 -1.6 -0.6 2.0 -1.5

Baby food(1)(2)

0.055 0.6 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.441 1.3 0.0 -0.9 0.3 0.0

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  3.0 -1.1 -0.8 1.1 -1.1

Food away from home(1)

5.858 2.9 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.831 2.7 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.427 3.3 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.1

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.212 2.7 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.2

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

  2.5 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3

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

0.064 1.4 0.1 0.8 0.0 0.1

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.322 2.6 0.5 0.0 0.9 0.5

Energy

7.528 -18.3 4.1 -9.7 1.0 1.1

Energy commodities

3.691 -28.8 10.0 -18.0 2.1 3.8

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.221 -21.4 3.2 -7.1 0.7 3.2

Fuel oil(1)

0.128 -24.9 5.9 -9.9 1.9 5.9

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

0.093 -15.6 -0.6 -7.7 -1.3 1.1

Motor fuel

3.470 -29.2 10.4 -18.6 2.2 3.9

Gasoline (all types)

3.407 -29.2 10.5 -18.7 2.4 3.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -29.9 10.7 -19.1 2.5 3.8

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -28.2 9.2 -18.1 3.6 2.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -25.5 10.1 -16.4 0.9 3.7

Other motor fuels(2)

0.063 -26.9 2.5 -13.5 -4.5 -0.8

Energy services(8)

3.837 -2.9 -1.5 -0.1 -0.2 -1.5

Electricity(8)

3.004 0.9 -1.3 0.9 0.3 -1.1

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.833 -14.4 -1.9 -3.4 -2.0 -2.7

All items less food and energy

78.169 1.8 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.500 -0.2 0.8 -0.1 0.2 0.3

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.351 -1.6 0.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.1

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

0.268 -4.4 -1.1 1.1 -0.4 -1.1

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.047 1.2 -0.1 0.8 -0.2 -0.1

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.052 -6.5 -2.8 -1.7 -0.3 -2.8

Other linens(1)(2)

0.168 -5.2 -0.8 2.0 -0.5 -0.8

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.762 -0.7 0.9 -0.5 -0.4 0.9

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.261 -2.6 1.8 -1.4 -1.2 1.8

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

0.362 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 -0.5 -0.2

Other furniture(2)

0.130 1.6 1.9 -0.2 0.8 0.6

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

           

Appliances(2)

0.274 -5.3 -0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.4

Major appliances(2)

0.149 -7.1 -0.2 -0.4 -0.2 -0.6

Laundry equipment(3)

  -7.1 0.9 0.0 0.2 0.5

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.121 -3.0 -0.7 1.0 0.1 -0.7

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.485 -2.9 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2 0.3

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.258 -3.9 -0.6 0.7 -0.2 -0.6

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.109 0.4 -1.0 0.2 0.2 -1.1

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.043 -4.4 0.4 3.4 1.3 0.4

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.073 -3.0 0.9 -1.5 -0.1 1.1

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.714 -0.7 0.1 -0.6 0.0 0.1

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.190 0.4 -0.2 0.0 0.2 -0.2

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.369 -1.3 0.2 -0.8 0.1 0.2

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.848 -0.4 0.5 -0.4 0.5 0.5

Household cleaning products(2)

0.336 -0.7 0.6 -0.7 0.3 0.7

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.248 -0.6 0.1 -0.6 0.8 0.1

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.264 0.1 0.8 0.4 0.0 0.8

Apparel

3.359 -0.5 3.0 0.3 0.3 0.5

Men's and boys' apparel

0.859 0.6 1.9 0.1 2.2 0.5

Men's apparel

0.679 1.1 2.3 -0.5 3.2 0.7

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.110 -3.4 2.1 1.2 2.1 0.1

Men's furnishings

0.187 2.0 3.6 -2.5 1.2 4.8

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.202 -1.1 0.6 -1.5 7.2 -1.7

Men's pants and shorts

0.173 5.7 3.0 1.4 1.5 0.5

Boys' apparel

0.181 -1.2 0.1 2.1 -1.4 -0.8

Women's and girls' apparel

1.435 -2.4 4.7 0.8 -0.5 0.3

Women's apparel

1.203 -2.6 5.5 0.0 -0.7 0.7

Women's outerwear

0.107 -3.5 -0.7 3.3 -2.0 -3.6

Women's dresses

0.153 1.5 11.1 -2.6 0.3 1.1

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.555 -5.2 7.2 -1.2 -0.1 1.2

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

0.378 0.0 2.5 0.0 -0.3 1.4

Girls' apparel

0.232 -1.1 0.7 4.9 0.7 -1.7

Footwear

0.716 2.8 2.1 -0.7 0.0 1.0

Men's footwear(1)

0.219 0.8 -0.7 0.2 0.2 -0.7

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.171 9.6 3.2 -1.8 0.0 2.5

Women's footwear

0.326 0.8 3.3 -0.9 0.5 0.9

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.132 0.1 3.1 0.0 -1.4 1.7

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.216 -2.7 -0.2 0.7 0.0 -0.5

Watches(1)(6)

0.048 0.2 -0.8 2.6 1.1 -0.8

Jewelry(6)

0.168 -3.5 0.0 0.1 0.1 -0.3

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.725 0.1 0.8 -0.1 0.4 0.5

New vehicles

3.572 0.8 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.2

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  0.9 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.2

New cars(3)

  0.3 0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.2

New trucks(3)(11)

  1.5 0.3 -0.4 0.2 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.608 -1.3 2.5 -0.1 1.0 1.2

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.436 -0.4 -0.4 0.2 0.2 -0.4

Tires(1)

0.286 -1.5 -0.6 0.3 0.0 -0.6

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.150 1.7 -0.2 -0.1 0.5 -0.2

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

  1.5 -0.3 -0.3 0.8 -0.3

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

  1.4 0.3 -0.3 -0.6 0.3

Medical care commodities

1.792 4.2 0.1 -0.3 0.7 0.1

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.716 4.5 0.2 0.1 1.0 0.2

Prescription drugs

1.365 5.7 0.3 -0.2 0.6 0.3

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.351 -0.3 -0.4 -1.0 1.0 -0.4

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.076 -0.3 -0.2 -1.5 0.6 -0.2

Recreation commodities(9)

2.003 -2.8 -0.1 -0.5 -0.2 0.0

Video and audio products(9)

0.290 -9.9 -0.4 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4

Televisions

0.133 -15.2 -0.1 -0.9 -0.4 -0.4

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.030 -2.9 -1.0 2.0 0.0 -1.0

Audio equipment

0.067 -7.3 -0.8 -1.0 0.1 0.1

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

0.044 -3.9 -0.8 0.4 0.1 -0.8

Pets and pet products(1)

0.654 0.9 0.3 -0.8 0.0 0.3

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  0.8 0.5 -1.1 -0.1 0.5

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

  1.0 0.1 -0.6 -0.2 0.1

Sporting goods(1)

0.403 -2.2 -0.5 0.1 0.4 -0.5

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.183 -1.6 -0.5 0.6 0.5 -0.5

Sports equipment

0.214 -2.8 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1 -0.5

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.057 -5.5 -0.5 -1.8 -0.8 -1.1

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

  3.3 -0.1 -0.2 0.5 -0.1

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -7.1 -0.6 -1.7 -0.7 -1.2

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.219 1.4 0.1 0.1 -0.3 0.1

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.122 3.2 0.2 -0.4 -0.5 0.2

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.095 -0.8 0.0 0.7 -0.1 0.0

Other recreational goods(2)

0.380 -5.6 0.1 -0.9 -1.4 0.3

Toys

0.277 -6.9 -0.2 -0.8 -1.9 0.1

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

  -5.3 0.1 -0.2 -2.8 0.1

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

0.050 -2.5 1.1 -1.2 1.5 1.1

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.041 -0.1 0.7 -1.2 -1.2 0.7

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.611 -4.2 -0.4 -0.5 -0.1 -0.4

Educational books and supplies

0.204 6.7 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.7

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  7.2 0.4 0.8 -0.3 0.4

Information technology commodities(9)

0.408 -9.0 -0.8 -0.9 -0.3 -1.0

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.272 -10.3 -0.7 -1.3 -0.4 -1.0

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.068 0.6 0.9 -0.6 0.0 0.9

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

0.068 -12.2 -2.9 0.1 0.0 -2.9

Alcoholic beverages

1.017 1.2 0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.598 0.4 0.1 -0.6 0.0 0.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.273 -0.1 0.1 -0.4 -0.5 0.1

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.074 1.0 -0.5 -0.4 0.2 0.0

Whiskey at home(1)(3)

  0.6 0.2 0.7 -0.1 0.2

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(3)

  1.4 -0.6 -0.7 0.2 -0.1

Wine at home

0.251 0.8 0.2 -0.7 0.3 0.3

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.419 2.4 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1

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

  2.6 0.6 -0.1 0.3 0.6

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

  2.3 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

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

  2.2 -0.3 0.0 0.1 -0.3

Other goods(9)

1.643 1.1 -0.1 0.4 0.1 -0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.720 2.6 0.1 -0.2 0.5 0.4

Cigarettes(2)

0.663 2.7 0.2 -0.1 0.4 0.5

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.051 1.6 -1.1 -1.2 1.4 -1.1

Personal care products(1)

0.732 0.5 -0.3 1.2 -0.1 -0.3

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

0.376 0.8 0.0 1.2 0.6 0.0

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

0.349 0.3 -0.7 1.2 -0.9 -0.7

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.191 -1.9 -0.3 -0.2 -0.4 -0.6

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  -2.8 -1.3 -0.9 0.0 -1.5

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

  2.4 0.9 -1.9 2.6 0.9

Services less energy services

58.668 2.4 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2

Shelter

32.938 3.0 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3

Rent of shelter(13)

32.561 2.9 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3

Rent of primary residence(8)

7.200 3.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

Lodging away from home(2)

0.900 5.0 4.4 1.3 -0.5 0.4

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

0.173 2.6 -0.2 0.3 0.4 0.1

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.727 5.6 5.5 1.5 -0.7 0.5

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

24.460 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3

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

23.032 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.378 4.0 -0.1 0.7 0.0 -0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.234 4.5 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.956 5.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.278 1.4 0.0 -0.1 0.4 0.0

Household operations(1)(2)

0.852 3.8 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.280 1.2 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.279 6.2 0.4 -0.2 0.2 0.4

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.119 4.7 0.0 1.1 1.8 -0.2

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.067 4.4 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0

Medical care services

5.981 1.9 0.3 0.1 -0.2 0.4

Professional services

3.039 1.7 0.3 0.0 -0.2 0.3

Physicians' services(8)

1.589 1.7 0.6 0.1 -0.4 0.6

Dental services(8)

0.815 2.3 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.282 0.2 -0.3 -0.8 0.1 -0.3

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.352 1.2 0.0 -0.8 0.0 0.0

Hospital and related services

2.186 3.1 0.4 0.2 -0.2 0.5

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.878 3.4 0.4 0.2 -0.2 0.6

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

  3.1 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 0.5

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

  3.5 0.4 0.4 -0.3 0.6

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

0.176 2.9 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1

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

0.132 0.0 0.2 0.2 -0.7 0.2

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.756 -0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Transportation services

5.653 2.0 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.0

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.393 0.2 1.1 0.7 -1.2 0.8

Car and truck rental(2)

0.072 -4.2 2.4 3.7 -3.4 0.5

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.171 1.8 -0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.057 0.5 0.1 0.2 -0.3 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.490 1.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.0

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.592 2.4 -0.2 0.4 0.4 -0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.329 5.9 0.2 0.6 0.9 0.5

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.569 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.0

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

0.313 -0.9 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Parking and other fees(2)

0.237 2.2 0.0 -0.5 0.9 0.0

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

  2.6 0.0 0.2 0.8 0.0

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

  0.1 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.5

Public transportation

1.120 -3.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 -1.2

Airline fare

0.705 -5.0 -0.4 -0.3 0.2 -1.7

Other intercity transportation

0.149 -3.3 0.8 -0.9 -1.1 -0.8

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

           

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

  -0.3 2.8 -6.2 -4.7 2.8

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  -2.2 -0.2 0.4 -1.2 -0.2

Intracity transportation(1)

0.261 1.4 -0.1 0.3 0.3 -0.1

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

  1.3 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.0

Recreation services(9)

3.786 1.6 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.1

Video and audio services(9)

1.578 1.3 0.4 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.486 1.6 0.5 0.1 0.0 -0.1

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

0.093 -2.3 -1.3 1.4 1.5 -1.3

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

  -6.7 -2.8 1.7 1.6 -2.8

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

  2.8 0.1 1.2 0.8 0.1

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.403 2.7 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.2

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  1.9 -0.1 0.3 0.3 -0.1

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  2.9 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.3

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.061 1.3 -0.4 0.1 -0.4 -0.4

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  0.3 -0.3 0.0 -0.5 -0.3

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  2.0 -1.0 0.7 -0.3 -1.0

Other recreation services(2)

1.742 1.7 0.4 0.8 0.1 0.4

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

0.603 -0.8 -0.3 1.4 -1.3 -0.3

Admissions(1)

0.653 3.8 1.0 0.6 1.4 1.0

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

  2.5 1.1 0.1 0.9 1.1

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

  7.0 1.1 1.8 1.9 1.1

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.210 1.8 0.4 0.1 -0.3 0.4

Education and communication services(9)

6.461 0.8 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.1

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.133 3.5 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.5

College tuition and fees

1.858 3.4 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.377 4.0 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.730 3.4 0.9 0.5 0.2 0.9

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.039 2.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.145 -0.1 -0.1 -0.5 -2.6 0.0

Postage(1)

0.130 0.0 0.0 -0.5 -2.8 0.2

Delivery services(2)

0.014 -0.9 -1.4 0.1 -0.6 -1.3

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.458 -2.6 -0.4 0.0 -0.1 -0.4

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.611 -4.8 -0.8 -0.5 -0.4 -0.8

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.848 2.1 0.4 0.8 0.3 0.4

Internet services and electronic information providers(2)

0.713 1.3 0.6 0.2 -0.8 0.1

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.762 1.6 0.4 0.4 -0.3 0.4

Personal care services(1)

0.633 1.2 0.6 -0.1 -0.7 0.6

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

0.633 1.2 0.6 -0.1 -0.7 0.6

Miscellaneous personal services

1.129 1.9 0.3 0.6 -0.3 0.3

Legal services(6)

0.317 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Funeral expenses(1)(6)

0.174 1.5 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.277 1.6 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.1

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

0.034 2.1 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3

Financial services(1)(6)

0.232 4.3 0.8 2.2 -0.4 0.8

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

  0.8 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.6

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

  6.5 0.9 3.2 -0.8 0.9

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

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


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

All items less food

85.697 235.672 232.863 234.580 -0.5 0.7 -0.8 0.2 0.3

All items less shelter

67.062 226.391 221.432 223.014 -1.5 0.7 -1.1 0.2 0.2

All items less food and shelter

52.759 222.515 214.913 217.015 -2.5 1.0 -1.4 0.2 0.3

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.231 219.588 220.561 221.558 0.9 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.2

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

43.623 223.840 225.190 226.035 1.0 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.2

All items less medical care

92.227 226.730 224.696 226.093 -0.3 0.6 -0.7 0.2 0.2

All items less energy

92.472 236.768 240.398 241.135 1.8 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2

Commodities

37.494 188.847 180.005 182.318 -3.5 1.3 -2.2 0.4 0.4

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.893 147.771 146.673 147.574 -0.1 0.6 -0.1 0.1 0.2

Commodities less food

23.191 164.416 150.135 153.493 -6.6 2.2 -3.5 0.5 0.8

Commodities less food and beverages

22.174 161.734 147.028 150.463 -7.0 2.3 -3.6 0.5 0.9

Services

62.506 283.383 288.800 289.323 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.945 309.803 313.517 313.483 1.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 -0.1

Services less medical care services

56.525 269.690 274.931 275.388 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1

Durables

9.000 110.925 109.062 109.587 -1.2 0.5 -0.2 0.2 0.3

Nondurables

28.494 227.724 214.988 218.297 -4.1 1.5 -2.9 0.2 0.1

Nondurables less food

14.191 215.348 188.141 194.444 -9.7 3.4 -5.6 0.3 0.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.174 213.948 184.969 191.634 -10.4 3.6 -6.0 0.4 0.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.815 271.807 226.866 235.475 -13.4 3.8 -7.9 0.3 0.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.833 267.330 226.857 234.672 -12.2 3.4 -7.2 0.3 0.8

Housing

42.434 231.968 236.016 236.435 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1

Education and communication(2)

7.073 137.125 137.560 137.564 0.3 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.0

Education(2)

3.337 229.061 236.814 237.447 3.7 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.5

Communication(2)

3.736 82.495 80.620 80.432 -2.5 -0.2 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3

Information and information processing(2)

3.591 78.637 76.778 76.596 -2.6 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.133 8.422 8.190 8.197 -2.7 0.1 -1.1 -0.6 -0.3

Recreation(2)

5.788 115.763 115.593 115.835 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.1

Video and audio(2)

1.869 100.672 99.824 100.088 -0.6 0.3 -0.4 0.1 -0.2

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.057 164.584 166.746 167.180 1.6 0.3 -0.3 0.1 0.2

Photography(2)

0.119 76.779 75.505 75.166 -2.1 -0.4 -0.8 -0.6 -0.8

Food and beverages

15.320 240.226 246.269 245.689 2.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.2

Domestically produced farm food

7.103 245.126 251.607 250.202 2.1 -0.6 -0.4 0.0 -0.5

Other services

12.009 333.281 336.544 337.185 1.2 0.2 0.3 -0.1 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.643 123.140 117.587 121.474 -1.4 3.3 0.5 0.4 0.4

Fuels and utilities

5.292 235.139 231.912 229.829 -2.3 -0.9 -0.4 0.0 -0.9

Household energy

4.058 203.438 197.375 194.967 -4.2 -1.2 -0.5 -0.1 -1.2

Medical care

7.773 433.369 442.783 444.020 2.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3

Transportation

14.848 218.435 193.944 199.363 -8.7 2.8 -5.0 0.8 1.1

Private transportation

13.729 213.792 188.542 194.270 -9.1 3.0 -5.4 0.9 1.3

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.754 100.899 100.103 101.032 0.1 0.9 0.0 0.3 0.6

Utilities and public transportation

10.135 216.534 214.830 213.584 -1.4 -0.6 0.0 0.0 -0.7

Household furnishings and operations

4.203 123.505 122.601 122.803 -0.6 0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.2

Other goods and services

3.405 406.715 411.837 412.402 1.4 0.1 0.4 -0.2 0.1

Personal care

2.685 217.532 219.536 219.877 1.1 0.2 0.6 -0.4 0.0

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

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


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

U.S. city average

M

-0.1 1.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.4

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

-0.4 0.6 0.3 -0.2 0.0 0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.1 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

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

M

-1.6 0.4 0.4 -1.4 -0.5 0.0

Midwest urban

M

-0.9 0.9 0.6 -0.5 -0.2 0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

-1.0 0.8 0.5 -0.6 -0.3 0.2

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

M

-0.6 1.0 0.6 -0.4 -0.2 0.5

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

-0.9 1.2 0.7 -0.9 -0.1 0.5

South urban

M

-0.3 1.1 0.6 -0.3 -0.2 0.5

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.0 1.1 0.7 -0.1 -0.2 0.4

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

M

-0.6 1.1 0.6 -0.5 -0.2 0.6

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

-0.3 1.1 0.6 0.1 -0.1 0.5

West urban

M

1.1 1.4 0.8 0.9 0.3 0.6

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.2 1.4 0.9 1.0 0.3 0.6

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

M

0.8 1.3 0.6 0.6 0.2 0.7

Size classes

A(4)

M

0.2 1.0 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.4

B/C(3)

M

-0.5 1.0 0.6 -0.4 -0.2 0.5

D

M

0.0 1.3 0.8 0.1 -0.1 0.5

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

-0.6 0.7 0.7 -0.2 -0.2 0.0

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

0.5 1.7 1.0 0.1 0.3 0.7

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

M

-0.1 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.3

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

1

0.8 1.0        

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

-0.2 0.9        

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

-0.6 1.2        

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

1

0.2 1.0        

Atlanta, GA

2

      -0.3 0.0  

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

      -1.8 -0.7  

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

      -0.7 -0.9  

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

      0.4 0.3  

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

2

      -0.1 -0.2  

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

      2.5 1.0  

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

      1.1 0.2  

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

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


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

February 2015

0.5 0.4 -0.5 0.0

March 2015

0.7 0.6 -0.4 -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, March 2015, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Feb.
2015
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Feb. 2015-
Mar. 2015
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Feb. 2015-
Mar. 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 0.2   0.04 - -

Food

14.303 -0.2 -0.029 0.08 S-May 2013 -0.2

Food at home

8.445 -0.5 -0.038 0.12 S-Apr. 2009 -0.5

Cereals and bakery products

1.148 0.4 0.005 0.27 L-Jan. 2015 0.7

Cereals and cereal products

0.375 0.7 0.003 0.44 L-Jan. 2015 1.2

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.051 -1.5 -0.001 0.64 S-Mar. 2010 -2.2

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.194 0.6 0.001 0.71 L-Nov. 2014 0.7

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.130 1.0 0.001 0.67 L-Jan. 2015 3.4

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  -0.4   0.83 S-Dec. 2014 -1.0

Bakery products

0.773 0.4 0.003 0.31 L-Jan. 2015 0.4

Bread(5)

0.229 0.7 0.002 0.57 L-Dec. 2014 0.8

White bread(4)(6)

  0.7   0.81 L-Dec. 2014 1.4

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  0.0   0.88 S-Jan. 2015 -1.0

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

0.118 -0.5 -0.001 0.69 S-Apr. 2014 -0.5

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.191 -0.1 0.000 0.64 S-Oct. 2014 -0.4

Cookies(4)(6)

  0.1   0.97 S-Dec. 2014 -0.1

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  0.2   0.86 S-Dec. 2014 0.1

Other bakery products

0.236 0.7 0.002 0.66 L-Dec. 2013 0.7

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

  2.8   0.84 L-Apr. 1999 6.4

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  2.1   1.25 L-Aug. 2013 3.6

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

  -2.0   0.88 S-Aug. 2014 -2.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.013 -0.5 -0.010 0.22 S-Sep. 2012 -0.6

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.883 -0.5 -0.010 0.24 S-May 2012 -0.5

Meats

1.230 -0.9 -0.011 0.27 S-Jul. 2009 -1.3

Beef and veal(4)

0.587 0.1 0.001 0.40 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.243 -0.9 -0.002 0.55 S-Aug. 2011 -1.0

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.084 0.0 0.000 0.87 S-Jan. 2015 -1.1

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.208 1.5 0.003 0.70 L-Aug. 2014 4.7

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.053 -0.6 0.000 0.81 S-Jul. 2013 -1.2

Pork

0.367 -2.6 -0.010 0.47 S-Jul. 1983 -2.9

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.140 -2.8 -0.004 0.76 S-Dec. 2010 -3.0

Bacon and related products(6)

  -3.6   0.95 S-Dec. 2010 -5.1

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  -1.1   0.94 L-Jan. 2015 0.6

Ham

0.078 -3.2 -0.003 0.91 S-Apr. 2009 -3.3

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  -3.4   1.16 S-May 2008 -3.6

Pork chops

0.062 -2.1 -0.001 1.17 L-Jan. 2015 -2.0

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.087 -1.1 -0.001 1.01 L-Jan. 2015 -0.5

Other meats

0.276 -0.5 -0.001 0.48 S-Jul. 2013 -0.6

Frankfurters(6)

  -3.1   1.56 S-Feb. 2007 -3.7

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

  -0.2   0.62 S-Oct. 2014 -0.2

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  3.3   1.72 L-May 2014 4.5

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

  3.5   2.54 L-May 2014 5.8

Poultry

0.363 0.1 0.000 0.63 S-Dec. 2014 -0.4

Chicken(4)(5)

0.295 0.3 0.001 0.76 L-Jan. 2015 0.4

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  -0.5   1.42 L-Jan. 2015 1.9

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  0.7   0.72 L-Nov. 2014 1.6

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.069 0.0 0.000 0.78 S-Jan. 2015 -0.8

Fish and seafood(4)

0.289 0.2 0.001 0.54 L-Sep. 2014 0.5

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.149 0.0 0.000 0.87 S-Jan. 2015 0.0

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.140 -0.5 -0.001 0.53 S-Jan. 2015 -0.8

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  -0.7   0.88 S-Dec. 2014 -1.0

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  -1.3   0.75 S-May 2013 -2.0

Eggs

0.131 -0.5 -0.001 0.62 S-Jan. 2015 -1.8

Dairy and related products(4)

0.882 -0.5 -0.004 0.26 L-Dec. 2014 0.6

Milk(4)(5)

0.268 -0.2 0.000 0.33 L-Dec. 2014 0.8

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

  -0.5   0.53 L-Dec. 2014 -0.1

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

  0.1   0.45 L-Dec. 2014 1.5

Cheese and related products

0.284 -0.7 -0.002 0.46 S-Jan. 2015 -1.5

Ice cream and related products

0.126 0.1 0.000 0.83 S-Jan. 2015 -1.3

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.204 0.0 0.000 0.57 S-Jan. 2015 -0.1

Fruits and vegetables

1.371 -1.4 -0.019 0.37 S-Oct. 2011 -1.4

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.060 -1.7 -0.017 0.46 S-Oct. 2011 -2.2

Fresh fruits

0.567 -2.5 -0.014 0.64 S-Nov. 2014 -2.6

Apples

0.085 -1.3 -0.001 1.11 S-Sep. 2014 -2.4

Bananas

0.087 0.6 0.001 0.62 L-Nov. 2014 1.5

Citrus fruits(5)

0.143 -1.8 -0.003 1.44 S-Jun. 2014 -6.4

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  -0.6   1.41 L-Jan. 2015 1.0

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.252 -4.9 -0.012 1.08 S-Feb. 2011 -5.0

Fresh vegetables

0.493 -0.7 -0.003 0.59 L-Dec. 2014 1.9

Potatoes

0.079 -0.2 0.000 1.14 L-Jan. 2015 1.5

Lettuce

0.076 -4.8 -0.004 1.44 S-Nov. 2013 -5.6

Tomatoes(4)

0.090 -1.7 -0.002 1.42 L-Dec. 2014 9.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.249 1.6 0.004 0.74 L-Dec. 2014 2.4

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.311 -0.6 -0.002 0.49 S-Apr. 2014 -1.0

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.162 -0.7 -0.001 0.76 S-Nov. 2014 -0.7

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  -0.3   0.86 S-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  -0.9   1.02 S-Nov. 2014 -1.2

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.089 0.0 0.000 0.86 S-Jan. 2015 -0.9

Frozen vegetables(6)

  0.0   1.07 L-Dec. 2014 1.3

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.059 -1.5 -0.001 0.73 S-Apr. 2014 -1.6

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

  -1.6   0.79 S-Apr. 2013 -2.1

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.966 -0.6 -0.006 0.34 S-May 2013 -0.9

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.705 -0.6 -0.004 0.43 S-Jul. 2013 -0.8

Carbonated drinks

0.291 -0.8 -0.002 0.68 S-Jan. 2015 -1.1

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 -1.0 0.000 0.64 S-Jun. 2014 -1.1

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.400 -0.4 -0.001 0.61 S-Dec. 2014 -0.8

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.261 -0.7 -0.002 0.44 S-Nov. 2013 -1.0

Coffee

0.161 -0.7 -0.001 0.59 S-Jan. 2014 -1.0

Roasted coffee(6)

  -0.6   0.64 L-Jan. 2015 2.0

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  -2.0   1.03 S-Jan. 2014 -2.6

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.100 -1.3 -0.001 0.62 S-Nov. 2013 -1.3

Other food at home

2.064 -0.1 -0.003 0.23 S-Jan. 2015 -0.1

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.308 -0.2 -0.001 0.58 S-Nov. 2014 -0.2

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 0.2 0.000 0.62 S-Oct. 2014 -1.9

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.190 0.1 0.000 0.89 S-Nov. 2014 0.1

Other sweets(5)

0.061 -0.8 0.000 0.63 S-Oct. 2014 -1.8

Fats and oils

0.247 -1.0 -0.002 0.42 S-Dec. 2010 -1.0

Butter and margarine(5)

0.075 -2.1 -0.002 0.65 S-Apr. 2009 -3.5

Butter(6)

  -4.1   0.92 S-Mar. 2010 -4.3

Margarine(6)

  -2.7   1.02 S-May 2005 -3.1

Salad dressing(5)

0.063 -0.5 0.000 0.82 S-Nov. 2014 -1.1

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.108 -0.7 -0.001 0.62 S-Oct. 2014 -0.8

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  -0.5   1.00 S-Jan. 2015 -1.3

Other foods

1.510 0.0 0.000 0.28 S-Jan. 2015 -0.5

Soups

0.095 0.3 0.000 1.02 L-Nov. 2014 0.3

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.281 0.1 0.000 0.63 - -

Snacks(4)

0.337 -0.6 -0.002 0.66 S-Jan. 2015 -0.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.301 -0.2 -0.001 0.59 S-Jan. 2015 -0.4

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

  0.5   0.93 S-Jan. 2015 -1.3

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

  0.5   1.56 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  0.5   0.87 L-Jan. 2015 1.3

Other condiments(6)

  -1.5   0.97 S-Jun. 2014 -4.3

Baby food(4)(5)

0.055 -0.1 0.000 0.38 L-Dec. 2014 -0.1

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.441 0.0 0.000 0.51 S-Jan. 2015 -0.9

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  -1.1   0.55 S-Jul. 2013 -1.3

Food away from home(4)

5.858 0.2 0.009 0.06 S-Jan. 2015 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.831 0.2 0.004 0.07 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.427 0.1 0.003 0.10 S-May 2014 0.1

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.212 0.2 0.000 0.16 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

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

  0.3   0.08 L-Oct. 2014 1.0

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

0.064 0.1 0.000 0.34 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.322 0.5 0.002 0.11 S-Jan. 2015 0.0

Energy

7.528 1.1 0.087 0.15 L-Dec. 2013 1.7

Energy commodities

3.691 3.8 0.145 0.12 L-Feb. 2013 7.2

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.221 3.2 0.007 0.53 L-Feb. 2014 7.0

Fuel oil(4)

0.128 5.9 0.008 0.37 L-Mar. 2011 6.2

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

0.093 1.1 0.001 0.78 L-Jul. 2014 1.7

Motor fuel

3.470 3.9 0.138 0.12 L-Feb. 2013 7.5

Gasoline (all types)

3.407 3.9 0.136 0.12 L-Feb. 2013 7.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  3.8   0.38 L-Feb. 2013 7.8

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  2.6   0.36 S-Jan. 2015 -18.1

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  3.7   0.31 L-Feb. 2013 6.8

Other motor fuels(5)

0.063 -0.8 0.000 0.12 L-Jul. 2014 -0.3

Energy services(11)

3.837 -1.5 -0.057 0.28 S-Apr. 2014 -2.3

Electricity(11)

3.004 -1.1 -0.035 0.35 S-Apr. 2014 -2.8

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.833 -2.7 -0.022 0.28 S-Jan. 2015 -3.4

All items less food and energy

78.169 0.2 0.178 0.04 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.500 0.3 0.053 0.09 L-Aug. 2011 0.3

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.351 0.1 0.004 0.16 L-Oct. 2014 0.3

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

0.268 -1.1 -0.003 0.56 S-Dec. 2014 -2.5

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.047 -0.1 0.000 0.41 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.052 -2.8 -0.001 0.50 S-Dec. 2014 -3.3

Other linens(4)(5)

0.168 -0.8 -0.001 0.83 S-Dec. 2014 -2.8

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.762 0.9 0.007 0.31 L-Dec. 2011 0.9

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.261 1.8 0.005 0.47 L-Sep. 2008 1.8

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

0.362 -0.2 -0.001 0.50 L-Jan. 2015 0.1

Other furniture(5)

0.130 0.6 0.001 0.61 S-Jan. 2015 -0.2

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

           

Appliances(5)

0.274 -0.4 -0.001 0.46 S-Dec. 2014 -0.6

Major appliances(5)

0.149 -0.6 -0.001 0.67 S-Nov. 2014 -1.8

Laundry equipment(6)

  0.5   0.95 L-Dec. 2014 1.2

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.121 -0.7 -0.001 0.66 S-Dec. 2014 -2.1

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.485 0.3 0.002 0.51 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.258 -0.6 -0.001 0.88 S-Dec. 2014 -1.6

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.109 -1.1 -0.001 0.50 S-Dec. 2010 -1.5

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.043 0.4 0.000 1.23 S-Dec. 2014 -3.6

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.073 1.1 0.001 0.42 L-Sep. 2014 1.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.714 0.1 0.001 0.25 L-Dec. 2014 0.1

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.190 -0.2 0.000 0.39 S-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.369 0.2 0.001 0.32 L-Oct. 2014 0.5

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.848 0.5 0.004 0.26 - -

Household cleaning products(5)

0.336 0.7 0.002 0.45 L-Jun. 2012 0.7

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.248 0.1 0.000 0.43 S-Jan. 2015 -0.6

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.264 0.8 0.002 0.41 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

Apparel

3.359 0.5 0.018 0.41 L-Dec. 2013 0.8

Men's and boys' apparel

0.859 0.5 0.005 0.74 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

Men's apparel

0.679 0.7 0.005 0.80 S-Jan. 2015 -0.5

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.110 0.1 0.000 2.00 S-Dec. 2014 -1.7

Men's furnishings

0.187 4.8 0.009 0.89 L-EVER -

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.202 -1.7 -0.003 1.56 S-Aug. 2014 -2.9

Men's pants and shorts

0.173 0.5 0.001 1.57 S-Dec. 2014 -0.5

Boys' apparel

0.181 -0.8 -0.001 1.48 L-Jan. 2015 2.1

Women's and girls' apparel

1.435 0.3 0.005 0.73 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

Women's apparel

1.203 0.7 0.009 0.78 L-Dec. 2013 1.9

Women's outerwear

0.107 -3.6 -0.004 2.43 S-Jul. 2014 -4.3

Women's dresses

0.153 1.1 0.002 2.38 L-Oct. 2014 3.1

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.555 1.2 0.007 0.97 L-Dec. 2013 4.6

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

0.378 1.4 0.005 0.92 L-Jun. 2013 1.8

Girls' apparel

0.232 -1.7 -0.004 1.83 S-Dec. 2014 -3.5

Footwear

0.716 1.0 0.007 0.73 L-Jul. 2014 1.3

Men's footwear(4)

0.219 -0.7 -0.001 1.07 S-Dec. 2014 -1.0

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.171 2.5 0.004 1.10 L-Jul. 2014 3.3

Women's footwear

0.326 0.9 0.003 1.17 L-Sep. 2014 1.1

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.132 1.7 0.002 0.98 L-Jul. 2011 1.8

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.216 -0.5 -0.001 0.78 S-Dec. 2014 -0.7

Watches(4)(9)

0.048 -0.8 0.000 0.87 S-Dec. 2014 -1.3

Jewelry(9)

0.168 -0.3 0.000 0.96 S-Dec. 2014 -0.4

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.725 0.5 0.027 0.09 L-Jun. 2011 1.0

New vehicles

3.572 0.2 0.008 0.14 - -

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  0.2   0.12 - -

New cars(6)

  0.2   0.14 - -

New trucks(14)(6)

  0.2   0.13 - -

Used cars and trucks

1.608 1.2 0.020 0.01 L-Jun. 2011 1.7

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.436 -0.4 -0.002 0.21 S-Apr. 2013 -0.5

Tires(4)

0.286 -0.6 -0.002 0.29 S-Jun. 2014 -0.8

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.150 -0.2 0.000 0.27 S-Jul. 2014 -0.2

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

  -0.3   0.24 S-Jan. 2015 -0.3

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

  0.3   0.52 L-Dec. 2014 0.8

Medical care commodities

1.792 0.1 0.001 0.21 S-Jan. 2015 -0.3

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.716 0.2 0.003 0.22 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

Prescription drugs

1.365 0.3 0.004 0.24 S-Jan. 2015 -0.2

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.351 -0.4 -0.001 0.47 S-Jan. 2015 -1.0

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.076 -0.2 0.000 0.39 S-Jan. 2015 -1.5

Recreation commodities(12)

2.003 0.0 -0.001 0.17 L-Oct. 2014 0.0

Video and audio products(12)

0.290 -0.4 -0.001 0.35 S-Jan. 2015 -0.4

Televisions

0.133 -0.4 0.000 0.60 - -

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.030 -1.0 0.000 0.78 S-Dec. 2014 -4.5

Audio equipment

0.067 0.1 0.000 0.55 - -

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

0.044 -0.8 0.000 0.62 S-Oct. 2014 -1.0

Pets and pet products(4)

0.654 0.3 0.002 0.30 L-Sep. 2014 0.9

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  0.5   0.33 L-Mar. 2013 0.7

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

  0.1   0.43 L-Dec. 2014 0.1

Sporting goods(4)

0.403 -0.5 -0.002 0.31 S-Dec. 2014 -0.8

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.183 -0.5 -0.001 0.43 S-Nov. 2014 -0.6

Sports equipment

0.214 -0.5 -0.001 0.44 S-Dec. 2014 -0.6

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.057 -1.1 -0.001 0.96 S-Jan. 2015 -1.8

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

  -0.1   0.64 S-Jan. 2015 -0.2

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  -1.2   1.06 S-Jan. 2015 -1.7

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.219 0.1 0.000 0.48 L-Jan. 2015 0.1

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.122 0.2 0.000 0.68 L-Dec. 2014 0.9

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.095 0.0 0.000 0.59 L-Jan. 2015 0.7

Other recreational goods(5)

0.380 0.3 0.001 0.48 L-Feb. 2014 0.5

Toys

0.277 0.1 0.000 0.59 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

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

  0.1   0.68 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

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

0.050 1.1 0.001 1.32 S-Jan. 2015 -1.2

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.041 0.7 0.000 0.42 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.611 -0.4 -0.003 0.30 S-Jan. 2015 -0.5

Educational books and supplies

0.204 0.7 0.001 0.45 L-Dec. 2014 0.9

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  0.4   0.41 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

Information technology commodities(12)

0.408 -1.0 -0.004 0.40 S-Dec. 2014 -1.3

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.272 -1.0 -0.003 0.49 S-Jan. 2015 -1.3

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.068 0.9 0.001 0.82 L-Jul. 2014 1.0

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

0.068 -2.9 -0.002 0.84 S-Nov. 2014 -2.9

Alcoholic beverages

1.017 0.2 0.002 0.16 L-Nov. 2014 0.6

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.598 0.1 0.001 0.23 L-Nov. 2014 0.8

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.273 0.1 0.000 0.28 L-Nov. 2014 0.4

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.074 0.0 0.000 0.39 S-Jan. 2015 -0.4

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

  0.2   0.40 L-Jan. 2015 0.7

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(6)

  -0.1   0.55 S-Jan. 2015 -0.7

Wine at home

0.251 0.3 0.001 0.44 - -

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.419 0.1 0.000 0.18 S-Jan. 2015 0.0

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

  0.6   0.15 L-Nov. 2014 0.6

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

  0.0   0.24 S-Jan. 2015 0.0

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

  -0.3   0.20 S-Jan. 2014 -0.3

Other goods(12)

1.643 -0.1 -0.001 0.18 S-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Tobacco and smoking products

0.720 0.4 0.003 0.16 S-Jan. 2015 -0.2

Cigarettes(5)

0.663 0.5 0.003 0.17 L-Dec. 2014 0.5

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.051 -1.1 -0.001 0.53 S-Jan. 2015 -1.2

Personal care products(4)

0.732 -0.3 -0.002 0.31 S-Nov. 2014 -0.8

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

0.376 0.0 0.000 0.46 S-Dec. 2014 -0.2

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

0.349 -0.7 -0.002 0.40 L-Jan. 2015 1.2

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.191 -0.6 -0.001 0.44 S-Nov. 2014 -1.3

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  -1.5   0.54 S-EVER -

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

  0.9   0.51 S-Jan. 2015 -1.9

Services less energy services

58.668 0.2 0.132 0.04 L-Jan. 2015 0.3

Shelter

32.938 0.3 0.087 0.06 L-Jan. 2015 0.3

Rent of shelter(16)

32.561 0.3 0.085 0.06 - -

Rent of primary residence(11)

7.200 0.3 0.022 0.04 - -

Lodging away from home(5)

0.900 0.4 0.004 1.89 L-Jan. 2015 1.3

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

0.173 0.1 0.000 0.04 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.727 0.5 0.004 2.30 L-Jan. 2015 1.5

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

24.460 0.3 0.062 0.03 L-Dec. 2013 0.3

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

23.032 0.3 0.058 0.03 L-Dec. 2013 0.3

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.378 -0.1 0.000 0.31 S-Oct. 2014 -0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.234 0.2 0.003 0.13 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.956 0.3 0.003 0.16 - -

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.278 0.0 0.000 0.17 S-Jan. 2015 -0.1

Household operations(4)(5)

0.852 0.1 0.001 0.14 S-Dec. 2014 -0.3

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.280 0.0 0.000 0.12 - -

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.279 0.4 0.001 0.09 L-Oct. 2014 1.6

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.119 -0.2 0.000 0.59 S-Dec. 2014 -0.9

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.067 0.0 0.000 0.12 - -

Medical care services

5.981 0.4 0.023 0.08 L-Aug. 2013 0.6

Professional services

3.039 0.3 0.010 0.10 L-Nov. 2014 0.4

Physicians' services(11)

1.589 0.6 0.010 0.13 L-Jun. 2012 0.6

Dental services(11)

0.815 0.1 0.000 0.11 S-Dec. 2014 0.0

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.282 -0.3 -0.001 0.38 S-Jan. 2015 -0.8

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.352 0.0 0.000 0.14 - -

Hospital and related services

2.186 0.5 0.011 0.11 L-Dec. 2014 0.5

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.878 0.6 0.011 0.12 L-Apr. 2014 0.6

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

  0.5   0.21 L-Dec. 2014 0.7

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

  0.6   0.20 L-Mar. 2014 0.6

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

0.176 0.1 0.000 0.10 - -

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

0.132 0.2 0.000 0.10 L-Jan. 2015 0.2

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.756 0.2 0.001 0.08 L-Jan. 2015 0.2

Transportation services

5.653 0.0 0.001 0.14 S-Dec. 2014 0.0

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.393 0.8 0.003 0.31 L-Dec. 2012 0.8

Car and truck rental(5)

0.072 0.5 0.000 1.50 L-Jan. 2015 3.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.171 -0.1 -0.001 0.17 S-Aug. 2014 -0.1

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.057 0.1 0.000 0.14 L-Jan. 2015 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.490 0.0 0.000 0.20 L-Dec. 2014 0.0

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.592 -0.2 -0.001 0.27 S-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Motor vehicle insurance

2.329 0.5 0.013 0.23 S-Dec. 2014 0.3

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.569 0.0 0.000 0.11 S-Sep. 2014 -1.0

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

0.313 0.1 0.000 0.08 - -

Parking and other fees(5)

0.237 0.0 0.000 0.18 S-Jan. 2015 -0.5

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

  0.0   0.24 S-Aug. 2014 0.0

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

  0.5   0.17 L-Jan. 2015 0.5

Public transportation

1.120 -1.2 -0.014 0.36 S-Aug. 2014 -1.9

Airline fare

0.705 -1.7 -0.012 0.51 S-Dec. 2014 -2.0

Other intercity transportation

0.149 -0.8 -0.001 0.67 L-Dec. 2014 -0.4

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

           

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

  2.8   1.12 L-Dec. 2014 5.6

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  -0.2   0.79 L-Jan. 2015 0.4

Intracity transportation(4)

0.261 -0.1 0.000 0.06 S-Aug. 2014 -0.1

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

  0.0   0.08 S-Dec. 2014 0.0

Recreation services(12)

3.786 0.1 0.005 0.16 - -

Video and audio services(12)

1.578 -0.1 -0.002 0.13 S-Nov. 2014 -0.1

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.486 -0.1 -0.001 0.13 S-Nov. 2014 -0.1

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

0.093 -1.3 -0.001 0.90 S-Aug. 2014 -1.6

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

  -2.8   1.27 S-Dec. 2013 -4.6

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

  0.1   0.29 S-Nov. 2014 0.1

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.403 0.2 0.001 0.11 L-Jan. 2015 0.6

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.12 S-Aug. 2013 -0.1

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.3   0.12 L-Jan. 2015 0.6

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.061 -0.4 0.000 0.39 - -

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  -0.3   0.14 L-Jan. 2015 0.0

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  -1.0   0.57 S-Dec. 2012 -1.0

Other recreation services(5)

1.742 0.4 0.006 0.33 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

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

0.603 -0.3 -0.002 0.45 L-Jan. 2015 1.4

Admissions(4)

0.653 1.0 0.007 0.55 S-Jan. 2015 0.6

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

  1.1   0.52 L-Nov. 2013 1.2

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

  1.1   0.66 S-Nov. 2014 0.0

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.210 0.4 0.001 0.18 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Education and communication services(12)

6.461 0.1 0.005 0.07 L-Jan. 2015 0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.133 0.5 0.014 0.08 L-Jan. 2015 0.5

College tuition and fees

1.858 0.4 0.007 0.12 L-Jan. 2015 0.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.377 0.3 0.001 0.07 - -

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.730 0.9 0.007 0.11 L-Oct. 2011 0.9

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.039 0.1 0.000 0.10 L-Jan. 2015 0.2

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.145 0.0 0.000 0.02 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

Postage(4)

0.130 0.2 0.000 0.00 L-Dec. 2014 0.4

Delivery services(5)

0.014 -1.3 0.000 0.18 S-Feb. 2009 -4.1

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.458 -0.4 -0.009 0.10 S-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.611 -0.8 -0.013 0.12 S-Oct. 2014 -1.9

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.848 0.4 0.003 0.13 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.713 0.1 0.000 0.26 L-Jan. 2015 0.2

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.762 0.4 0.007 0.08 L-Jan. 2015 0.4

Personal care services(4)

0.633 0.6 0.004 0.11 L-Mar. 2009 0.9

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

0.633 0.6 0.004 0.11 L-Mar. 2009 0.9

Miscellaneous personal services

1.129 0.3 0.003 0.10 L-Jan. 2015 0.6

Legal services(9)

0.317 0.2 0.001 0.15 L-Jan. 2015 0.2

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.174 0.1 0.000 0.12 S-Dec. 2014 0.0

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.277 0.1 0.000 0.11 L-Jan. 2015 0.2

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

0.034 0.3 0.000 0.17 - -

Financial services(4)(9)

0.232 0.8 0.002 0.28 L-Jan. 2015 2.2

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

  0.6   0.02 L-Jun. 2013 4.6

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

  0.9   0.39 L-Jan. 2015 3.2

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.697 0.3 0.265 0.04 L-May 2014 0.3

All items less shelter

67.062 0.2 0.148 0.04 - -

All items less food and shelter

52.759 0.3 0.178 0.05 L-May 2014 0.3

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.231 0.2 0.090 0.05 L-May 2014 0.2

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

43.623 0.2 0.070 0.05 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

All items less medical care

92.227 0.2 0.212 0.04 - -

All items less energy

92.472 0.2 0.148 0.03 - -

Commodities

37.494 0.4 0.168 0.06 - -

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.893 0.2 0.033 0.10 L-Jan. 2013 0.2

Commodities less food

23.191 0.8 0.198 0.07 L-Feb. 2013 1.7

Commodities less food and beverages

22.174 0.9 0.196 0.08 L-Feb. 2013 1.8

Services

62.506 0.1 0.075 0.05 - -

Services less rent of shelter(16)

29.945 -0.1 -0.023 0.07 S-May 2009 -0.2

Services less medical care services

56.525 0.1 0.034 0.05 S-Sep. 2014 0.1

Durables

9.000 0.3 0.025 0.08 L-Jun. 2011 0.4

Nondurables

28.494 0.1 0.027 0.07 S-Jan. 2015 -2.9

Nondurables less food

14.191 0.7 0.099 0.11 L-Dec. 2013 1.6

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.174 0.8 0.102 0.11 L-Dec. 2013 1.7

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.815 0.9 0.091 0.08 L-Dec. 2013 1.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.833 0.8 0.086 0.07 L-Dec. 2013 1.8

Housing

42.434 0.1 0.047 0.06 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

Education and communication(5)

7.073 0.0 0.003 0.07 L-Jan. 2015 0.2

Education(5)

3.337 0.5 0.016 0.08 L-Jan. 2015 0.5

Communication(5)

3.736 -0.3 -0.013 0.10 L-Jan. 2015 -0.1

Information and information processing(5)

3.591 -0.4 -0.013 0.10 S-Dec. 2014 -0.4

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.133 -0.3 -0.004 0.23 L-Dec. 2014 0.0

Recreation(5)

5.788 0.1 0.004 0.12 L-Jan. 2015 0.2

Video and audio(5)

1.869 -0.2 -0.003 0.14 S-Jan. 2015 -0.4

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.057 0.2 0.002 0.20 L-Dec. 2014 0.2

Photography(5)

0.119 -0.8 -0.001 0.54 S-Jan. 2015 -0.8

Food and beverages

15.320 -0.2 -0.027 0.07 S-Jul. 2009 -0.2

Domestically produced farm food

7.103 -0.5 -0.038 0.13 S-Jul. 2009 -0.5

Other services

12.009 0.1 0.017 0.07 L-Jan. 2015 0.3

Apparel less footwear

2.643 0.4 0.011 0.48 - -

Fuels and utilities

5.292 -0.9 -0.047 0.21 S-Apr. 2014 -1.9

Household energy

4.058 -1.2 -0.050 0.27 S-Apr. 2014 -2.5

Medical care

7.773 0.3 0.024 0.08 L-Dec. 2014 0.4

Transportation

14.848 1.1 0.166 0.06 L-Feb. 2013 2.5

Private transportation

13.729 1.3 0.180 0.07 L-Feb. 2013 2.8

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.754 0.6 0.032 0.10 L-Jun. 2011 0.9

Utilities and public transportation

10.135 -0.7 -0.071 0.13 S-Nov. 2008 -0.9

Household furnishings and operations

4.203 0.2 0.007 0.13 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Other goods and services

3.405 0.1 0.002 0.09 L-Jan. 2015 0.4

Personal care

2.685 0.0 0.000 0.11 L-Jan. 2015 0.6

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

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


Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, March 2015, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Feb.
2015
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Mar. 2014-
Mar. 2015
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Mar. 2014-
Mar. 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-Jan. 2015 -0.1

Food

14.303 2.3 0.325 0.13 S-Jun. 2014 2.3

Food at home

8.445 1.9 0.159 0.18 S-Apr. 2014 1.7

Cereals and bakery products

1.148 1.2 0.013 0.40 L-Sep. 2013 1.6

Cereals and cereal products

0.375 0.3 0.001 0.67 S-Jan. 2015 0.2

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.051 -2.1 -0.001 0.84 S-May 2014 -2.7

Breakfast cereal

0.194 0.4 0.001 1.05 S-Jan. 2015 0.0

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.130 1.0 0.001 1.01 S-Jan. 2015 0.6

Rice(4)(5)

  -2.4   1.28 S-Dec. 2014 -2.8

Bakery products

0.773 1.6 0.012 0.49 L-Sep. 2013 2.1

Bread(4)

0.229 2.0 0.005 0.84 L-Sep. 2013 2.4

White bread(5)

  1.6   1.17 L-Nov. 2013 1.9

Bread other than white(5)

  1.5   1.26 - -

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.118 2.1 0.002 1.13 L-Jan. 2015 3.1

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.191 1.8 0.003 1.20 S-Jan. 2015 1.8

Cookies(5)

  1.6   1.51 S-Jan. 2015 1.6

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  2.4   1.71 L-Sep. 2013 3.0

Other bakery products

0.236 0.7 0.002 1.03 L-Nov. 2014 0.9

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  1.0   1.50 L-Feb. 2014 1.2

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  2.7   1.50 L-Jul. 2014 3.6

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

  -2.5   1.38 S-EVER -

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.013 6.0 0.113 0.38 S-Mar. 2014 5.1

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.883 6.1 0.107 0.40 S-Mar. 2014 4.9

Meats

1.230 8.3 0.093 0.51 S-Mar. 2014 5.2

Beef and veal

0.587 13.1 0.068 0.70 S-Jul. 2014 10.4

Uncooked ground beef

0.243 13.7 0.029 0.99 S-Aug. 2014 12.8

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.084 12.8 0.009 1.52 L-Jan. 2015 21.6

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.208 11.6 0.022 1.31 S-Jul. 2014 9.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.053 16.7 0.007 1.35 S-Jul. 2014 14.1

Pork

0.367 2.2 0.008 0.81 S-Aug. 2013 1.7

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.140 -1.4 -0.002 1.18 S-Feb. 2013 -1.6

Bacon and related products(5)

  -3.0   1.27 S-Nov. 2012 -3.0

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  1.9   1.72 S-Nov. 2013 1.3

Ham

0.078 6.3 0.005 1.93 S-Jun. 2014 3.7

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  6.1   1.91 S-Jun. 2014 3.7

Pork chops

0.062 0.9 0.001 1.66 S-Feb. 2014 -2.0

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.087 5.4 0.004 1.74 S-Feb. 2014 2.5

Other meats

0.276 7.2 0.018 0.88 S-Nov. 2014 6.5

Frankfurters(5)

  7.8   2.45 S-Nov. 2014 6.0

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  6.9   1.08 S-Jan. 2015 6.6

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  7.4   2.53 L-Jan. 2015 8.0

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  1.8   4.22 L-Jan. 2015 3.2

Poultry

0.363 2.1 0.007 0.83 S-Jan. 2015 2.0

Chicken(4)

0.295 2.6 0.007 0.94 S-Dec. 2014 2.1

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  2.5   1.98 S-Oct. 2014 2.1

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  2.4   1.18 L-Nov. 2014 2.6

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.069 0.0 0.000 1.61 S-Jan. 2015 -1.7

Fish and seafood

0.289 2.1 0.006 0.84 L-Jan. 2015 2.2

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.149 3.4 0.005 1.49 L-Jan. 2015 3.5

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.140 0.7 0.001 0.95 S-Jun. 2013 0.6

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  1.5   1.25 L-Nov. 2014 2.7

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  0.7   1.70 S-Jul. 2013 0.4

Eggs

0.131 5.3 0.007 1.09 S-Nov. 2013 3.3

Dairy and related products

0.882 0.6 0.005 0.42 S-Feb. 2014 0.6

Milk(4)

0.268 -4.5 -0.013 0.64 S-Jan. 2010 -6.9

Fresh whole milk(5)

  -4.5   1.04 S-Jan. 2010 -8.6

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  -4.1   0.89 S-Jan. 2010 -5.4

Cheese and related products

0.284 3.0 0.008 0.81 S-Mar. 2014 2.6

Ice cream and related products

0.126 3.1 0.004 1.18 L-Dec. 2014 3.5

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.204 3.1 0.006 0.81 - -

Fruits and vegetables

1.371 -1.1 -0.014 0.60 S-Sep. 2012 -1.7

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.060 -1.1 -0.012 0.73 S-Sep. 2012 -2.9

Fresh fruits

0.567 -4.6 -0.026 1.01 S-Nov. 2009 -4.8

Apples

0.085 -5.5 -0.005 2.01 S-Jan. 2014 -6.9

Bananas

0.087 -0.3 0.000 0.98 L-Nov. 2014 1.0

Citrus fruits(4)

0.143 -6.4 -0.010 2.67 S-Feb. 2012 -8.2

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  -4.3   2.41 S-Nov. 2012 -4.3

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.252 -4.7 -0.012 1.57 S-Aug. 2012 -5.9

Fresh vegetables

0.493 3.1 0.015 0.92 L-Jan. 2015 4.3

Potatoes

0.079 -1.4 -0.001 1.93 L-Jan. 2015 -0.9

Lettuce

0.076 8.5 0.006 2.31 S-Dec. 2014 4.4

Tomatoes

0.090 3.8 0.003 1.99 L-Jan. 2015 9.6

Other fresh vegetables

0.249 2.9 0.007 1.33 L-Nov. 2013 3.5

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.311 -0.7 -0.002 0.64 S-Nov. 2013 -1.0

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.162 -1.6 -0.003 1.05 S-Dec. 2010 -1.7

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  0.5   1.33 S-Dec. 2014 0.5

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  -2.6   1.44 S-Apr. 2013 -3.2

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.089 0.7 0.001 1.18 L-Dec. 2014 1.5

Frozen vegetables(5)

  0.7   1.47 L-Jan. 2015 1.0

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.059 -0.4 0.000 1.17 S-Sep. 2014 -1.2

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

  3.8   2.10 S-Jan. 2015 3.8

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.966 1.2 0.011 0.45 S-Jan. 2015 0.9

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.705 0.6 0.004 0.53 S-Jan. 2015 0.0

Carbonated drinks

0.291 -0.4 -0.001 0.84 S-Jun. 2014 -0.5

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 2.2 0.000 1.20 S-Nov. 2014 1.7

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.400 1.3 0.005 0.83 L-Nov. 2014 1.3

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.261 2.9 0.007 0.78 S-Dec. 2014 2.6

Coffee

0.161 4.5 0.007 1.06 S-Dec. 2014 3.6

Roasted coffee(5)

  5.2   1.22 S-Dec. 2014 4.2

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  1.4   1.65 S-Dec. 2014 0.2

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.100 0.2 0.000 0.88 S-Jan. 2015 -0.5

Other food at home

2.064 1.5 0.030 0.34 S-Jan. 2015 1.3

Sugar and sweets

0.308 2.4 0.007 0.76 S-Jan. 2015 2.0

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 3.0 0.002 1.02 S-Jan. 2015 0.9

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.190 3.2 0.006 1.19 S-Jan. 2015 2.9

Other sweets(4)

0.061 -0.7 0.000 0.96 S-May 2014 -0.8

Fats and oils

0.247 -1.2 -0.003 0.66 S-Apr. 2014 -1.3

Butter and margarine(4)

0.075 1.7 0.001 1.16 S-Feb. 2014 0.6

Butter(5)

  5.5   1.61 S-Feb. 2014 3.5

Margarine(5)

  -2.9   1.36 S-Jul. 2010 -3.6

Salad dressing(4)

0.063 -1.5 -0.001 1.06 - -

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.108 -2.9 -0.003 1.06 S-Nov. 2014 -3.1

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  -3.9   1.50 S-Jan. 2015 -5.1

Other foods

1.510 1.8 0.026 0.40 L-Aug. 2014 1.9

Soups

0.095 -0.4 0.000 1.38 S-Jan. 2015 -1.6

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.281 2.1 0.006 0.91 L-Jan. 2015 2.3

Snacks

0.337 3.1 0.010 1.07 S-Jan. 2015 1.0

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.301 1.6 0.005 0.90 L-Jan. 2015 1.9

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

  2.8   1.35 L-Dec. 2014 4.8

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  0.8   2.00 L-Oct. 2014 0.9

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  3.1   1.34 L-Jan. 2015 3.2

Other condiments(5)

  0.4   1.74 S-Nov. 2014 -1.7

Baby food(4)

0.055 0.6 0.000 0.77 L-Jan. 2015 1.9

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.441 1.3 0.006 0.70 L-Dec. 2014 1.6

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  3.0   1.20 S-Aug. 2014 2.9

Food away from home

5.858 2.9 0.166 0.17 S-Nov. 2014 2.9

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.831 2.7 0.074 0.23 S-Sep. 2014 2.7

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.427 3.3 0.077 0.29 S-Dec. 2014 3.2

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.212 2.7 0.005 0.64 - -

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

  2.5   0.41 L-Nov. 2014 2.6

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.064 1.4 0.001 1.22 L-Jan. 2015 1.7

Other food away from home(4)

0.322 2.6 0.008 0.44 - -

Energy

7.528 -18.3 -1.743 0.17 L-Dec. 2014 -10.6

Energy commodities

3.691 -28.8 -1.631 0.19 L-Dec. 2014 -20.5

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.221 -21.4 -0.062 0.81 L-Dec. 2014 -13.7

Fuel oil

0.128 -24.9 -0.045 0.82 L-Dec. 2014 -19.1

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.093 -15.6 -0.017 1.48 L-Dec. 2014 -4.6

Motor fuel

3.470 -29.2 -1.570 0.20 L-Dec. 2014 -20.8

Gasoline (all types)

3.407 -29.2 -1.546 0.20 L-Dec. 2014 -21.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  -29.9   0.46 L-Dec. 2014 -21.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  -28.2   0.52 L-Dec. 2014 -19.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  -25.5   0.38 L-Dec. 2014 -18.3

Other motor fuels(4)

0.063 -26.9 -0.024 0.26 L-Jan. 2015 -24.2

Energy services(10)

3.837 -2.9 -0.112 0.30 S-Oct. 2012 -3.0

Electricity(10)

3.004 0.9 0.025 0.38 S-Mar. 2013 0.9

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.833 -14.4 -0.137 0.49 S-May 2012 -14.9

All items less food and energy

78.169 1.8 1.343 0.10 L-Oct. 2014 1.8

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.500 -0.2 -0.045 0.24 L-Oct. 2014 -0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.351 -1.6 -0.055 0.30 L-Oct. 2013 -1.6

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.268 -4.4 -0.012 1.12 S-Apr. 2013 -4.6

Floor coverings(4)

0.047 1.2 0.001 1.00 L-Jan. 2015 1.3

Window coverings(4)

0.052 -6.5 -0.003 1.32 S-Dec. 2010 -8.2

Other linens(4)

0.168 -5.2 -0.009 1.68 S-Jan. 2015 -5.3

Furniture and bedding

0.762 -0.7 -0.005 0.70 L-Jun. 2013 -0.5

Bedroom furniture

0.261 -2.6 -0.007 1.13 L-Dec. 2014 -2.4

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

0.362 -0.1 0.000 1.16 L-Apr. 2013 0.3

Other furniture(4)

0.130 1.6 0.002 1.75 L-Jan. 2013 2.3

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

           

Appliances(4)

0.274 -5.3 -0.015 0.92 S-Jun. 2014 -5.4

Major appliances(4)

0.149 -7.1 -0.011 1.24 L-Dec. 2014 -6.9

Laundry equipment(5)

  -7.1   1.34 L-Sep. 2014 -6.8

Other appliances(4)

0.121 -3.0 -0.004 1.22 S-Dec. 2014 -3.1

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.485 -2.9 -0.014 0.97 S-Jan. 2015 -3.3

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.258 -3.9 -0.010 1.78 - -

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.109 0.4 0.000 1.42 S-Oct. 2014 -0.3

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.043 -4.4 -0.002 2.60 S-Jan. 2015 -6.6

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.073 -3.0 -0.002 1.20 L-Oct. 2014 -2.9

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.714 -0.7 -0.005 0.69 L-Jan. 2015 -0.6

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.190 0.4 0.001 1.14 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.369 -1.3 -0.005 0.82 L-Jan. 2015 -1.3

Housekeeping supplies

0.848 -0.4 -0.004 0.45 L-Jul. 2013 -0.3

Household cleaning products(4)

0.336 -0.7 -0.002 0.73 L-May 2013 -0.3

Household paper products(4)

0.248 -0.6 -0.002 0.95 S-Jan. 2015 -1.1

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.264 0.1 0.000 0.87 L-Oct. 2014 0.1

Apparel

3.359 -0.5 -0.017 1.10 L-Nov. 2014 -0.3

Men's and boys' apparel

0.859 0.6 0.005 1.58 L-Mar. 2014 0.6

Men's apparel

0.679 1.1 0.007 1.68 L-Oct. 2013 1.7

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.110 -3.4 -0.004 4.45 L-Oct. 2014 -1.5

Men's furnishings

0.187 2.0 0.004 1.95 L-Nov. 2013 3.0

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.202 -1.1 -0.002 3.27 S-Jan. 2015 -5.4

Men's pants and shorts

0.173 5.7 0.010 2.93 L-Jan. 2015 5.8

Boys' apparel

0.181 -1.2 -0.002 3.15 - -

Women's and girls' apparel

1.435 -2.4 -0.036 2.28 - -

Women's apparel

1.203 -2.6 -0.034 2.36 L-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Women's outerwear

0.107 -3.5 -0.004 6.49 S-Aug. 2012 -14.1

Women's dresses

0.153 1.5 0.003 11.82 L-Dec. 2014 1.6

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.555 -5.2 -0.032 2.53 L-Nov. 2014 -3.0

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

0.378 0.0 0.000 2.23 L-Nov. 2014 0.1

Girls' apparel

0.232 -1.1 -0.003 5.34 S-Dec. 2014 -4.0

Footwear

0.716 2.8 0.020 1.58 L-Dec. 2014 2.8

Men's footwear

0.219 0.8 0.002 2.42 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.171 9.6 0.015 2.48 L-Jun. 2005 10.1

Women's footwear

0.326 0.8 0.003 2.86 S-Nov. 2014 0.2

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.132 0.1 0.000 2.06 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.216 -2.7 -0.006 1.91 S-Jan. 2015 -2.8

Watches(8)

0.048 0.2 0.000 2.38 S-Dec. 2014 -1.0

Jewelry(8)

0.168 -3.5 -0.006 2.38 S-Jan. 2015 -4.1

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.725 0.1 0.008 0.23 L-May 2014 0.2

New vehicles

3.572 0.8 0.030 0.34 L-Oct. 2013 1.0

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  0.9   0.32 L-Oct. 2013 1.0

New cars(5)

  0.3   0.35 L-Oct. 2013 0.3

New trucks(13)(5)

  1.5   0.35 L-Nov. 2013 1.5

Used cars and trucks

1.608 -1.3 -0.021 0.12 L-Sep. 2014 -0.4

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.436 -0.4 -0.002 0.42 S-Jan. 2015 -0.4

Tires

0.286 -1.5 -0.004 0.58 S-Dec. 2014 -1.9

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.150 1.7 0.002 0.51 S-Jan. 2015 1.5

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  1.5   0.66 S-Jan. 2015 1.0

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  1.4   0.81 S-May 2014 1.4

Medical care commodities

1.792 4.2 0.073 0.64 L-Dec. 2014 4.8

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.716 4.5 0.073 0.66 L-Dec. 2014 5.0

Prescription drugs

1.365 5.7 0.074 0.82 L-Dec. 2014 6.4

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.351 -0.3 -0.001 0.81 S-Jan. 2015 -1.1

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.076 -0.3 0.000 1.18 S-Jan. 2015 -1.0

Recreation commodities(11)

2.003 -2.8 -0.057 0.45 L-Jan. 2015 -2.8

Video and audio products(11)

0.290 -9.9 -0.032 0.71 L-Oct. 2014 -8.2

Televisions

0.133 -15.2 -0.024 1.27 L-Oct. 2014 -14.1

Other video equipment(4)

0.030 -2.9 -0.001 2.04 S-Apr. 2014 -3.1

Audio equipment

0.067 -7.3 -0.005 1.54 L-Dec. 2014 -7.3

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.044 -3.9 -0.002 1.31 S-Aug. 2012 -4.3

Pets and pet products

0.654 0.9 0.006 0.75 L-May 2013 1.4

Pet food(4)(5)

  0.8   0.73 L-Dec. 2013 1.1

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

  1.0   1.57 L-Mar. 2012 1.1

Sporting goods

0.403 -2.2 -0.009 0.98 S-Dec. 2014 -2.2

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.183 -1.6 -0.003 1.25 S-Jul. 2014 -1.6

Sports equipment

0.214 -2.8 -0.006 1.25 S-Jan. 2015 -2.8

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.057 -5.5 -0.003 2.13 S-Mar. 2014 -6.4

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

  3.3   3.72 S-Sep. 2011 3.1

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -7.1   2.32 S-Jan. 2015 -7.3

Recreational reading materials

0.219 1.4 0.003 1.23 S-Aug. 2014 1.2

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.122 3.2 0.004 1.55 S-Feb. 2014 3.0

Recreational books(4)

0.095 -0.8 -0.001 1.76 S-Jan. 2015 -0.9

Other recreational goods(4)

0.380 -5.6 -0.022 1.31 L-Jan. 2015 -4.2

Toys

0.277 -6.9 -0.020 1.52 L-Jan. 2015 -5.3

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

  -5.3   1.31 L-Jan. 2015 -2.4

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.050 -2.5 -0.001 3.78 L-Dec. 2014 0.1

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.041 -0.1 0.000 1.24 - -

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.611 -4.2 -0.027 0.87 S-Jan. 2015 -4.4

Educational books and supplies

0.204 6.7 0.013 1.22 L-May 2013 6.7

College textbooks(14)(5)

  7.2   1.32 L-Jan. 2015 7.4

Information technology commodities(11)

0.408 -9.0 -0.040 1.09 S-Jan. 2015 -9.1

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.272 -10.3 -0.031 1.27 S-Jan. 2015 -10.4

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.068 0.6 0.000 1.91 L-EVER -

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

0.068 -12.2 -0.009 3.25 S-Oct. 2003 -12.3

Alcoholic beverages

1.017 1.2 0.012 0.31 S-Jan. 2015 1.0

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.598 0.4 0.002 0.46 - -

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.273 -0.1 0.000 0.51 - -

Distilled spirits at home

0.074 1.0 0.001 0.63 - -

Whiskey at home(5)

  0.6   1.12 S-Jan. 2013 -0.8

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  1.4   1.00 L-Jun. 2013 1.4

Wine at home

0.251 0.8 0.002 0.86 - -

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.419 2.4 0.010 0.42 S-Jan. 2015 2.3

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

  2.6   0.55 L-Jul. 2013 2.7

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  2.3   0.80 S-Dec. 2014 2.0

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  2.2   0.61 S-Dec. 2014 2.2

Other goods(11)

1.643 1.1 0.018 0.40 S-Sep. 2013 1.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.720 2.6 0.018 0.44 - -

Cigarettes(4)

0.663 2.7 0.017 0.46 L-Dec. 2014 3.1

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.051 1.6 0.001 1.26 S-Jan. 2015 0.6

Personal care products

0.732 0.5 0.004 0.79 S-Dec. 2014 0.3

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

0.376 0.8 0.003 1.10 S-Jan. 2015 0.5

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.349 0.3 0.001 1.18 S-Mar. 2014 -0.2

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.191 -1.9 -0.004 1.06 S-Jan. 2014 -2.3

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  -2.8   1.13 S-Aug. 2013 -3.1

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  2.4   1.47 L-Jun. 2009 2.8

Services less energy services

58.668 2.4 1.388 0.11 S-Dec. 2014 2.4

Shelter

32.938 3.0 0.942 0.16 - -

Rent of shelter(15)

32.561 2.9 0.928 0.16 S-Jan. 2015 2.9

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.200 3.5 0.244 0.17 - -

Lodging away from home(4)

0.900 5.0 0.045 2.00 S-Sep. 2014 5.0

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

0.173 2.6 0.004 0.26 S-Jan. 1994 2.6

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.727 5.6 0.040 2.41 S-Sep. 2014 5.5

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

24.460 2.7 0.639 0.16 - -

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

23.032 2.7 0.601 0.16 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.378 4.0 0.014 0.95 S-Mar. 2014 3.5

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.234 4.5 0.053 0.47 S-Jan. 2015 4.5

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.956 5.4 0.049 0.55 S-Nov. 2014 5.1

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.278 1.4 0.004 0.61 S-Jan. 2015 1.3

Household operations(4)

0.852 3.8 0.031 0.38 - -

Domestic services(4)

0.280 1.2 0.003 0.42 S-Dec. 2014 1.2

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.279 6.2 0.016 0.58 L-Apr. 2009 7.7

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.119 4.7 0.005 1.30 S-Jan. 2015 2.9

Repair of household items(4)

0.067 4.4 0.003 0.70 - -

Medical care services

5.981 1.9 0.113 0.24 L-Jan. 2015 2.3

Professional services

3.039 1.7 0.049 0.30 L-Jan. 2015 1.7

Physicians' services(10)

1.589 1.7 0.027 0.46 L-Jan. 2015 1.7

Dental services(10)

0.815 2.3 0.018 0.54 S-Jan. 2015 2.2

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.282 0.2 0.001 0.74 S-Jun. 2013 -0.7

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.352 1.2 0.004 0.56 - -

Hospital and related services

2.186 3.1 0.066 0.41 S-Jun. 1998 3.0

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.878 3.4 0.062 0.46 S-Jul. 2013 3.4

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

  3.1   0.91 S-Jul. 2013 2.8

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

  3.5   0.63 - -

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

0.176 2.9 0.005 0.44 S-Dec. 2014 2.9

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.132 0.0 0.000 0.74 S-EVER -

Health insurance(7)

0.756 -0.4 -0.003 0.25 L-May 2014 -0.1

Transportation services

5.653 2.0 0.111 0.31 S-Dec. 2014 1.7

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.393 0.2 0.001 1.26 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

Car and truck rental(4)

0.072 -4.2 -0.003 2.42 S-Aug. 2010 -4.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.171 1.8 0.021 0.33 L-Jan. 2015 2.0

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 0.5 0.000 0.68 S-May 1999 0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.490 1.2 0.006 0.44 - -

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.592 2.4 0.014 0.53 L-Feb. 2012 2.6

Motor vehicle insurance

2.329 5.9 0.128 0.59 L-Oct. 2003 7.2

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.569 0.5 0.003 0.45 - -

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

0.313 -0.9 -0.003 0.66 L-Nov. 2014 -0.9

Parking and other fees(4)

0.237 2.2 0.005 0.47 S-Jan. 2015 1.7

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  2.6   0.63 S-Jan. 2015 2.3

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  0.1   0.75 L-Nov. 2014 0.1

Public transportation

1.120 -3.3 -0.038 0.75 S-Oct. 2009 -4.5

Airline fare

0.705 -5.0 -0.037 0.98 S-Oct. 2009 -6.5

Other intercity transportation

0.149 -3.3 -0.005 1.86 S-Sep. 2014 -3.8

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

           

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  -0.3   1.59 S-Sep. 2014 -3.0

Ship fare(4)(5)

  -2.2   2.34 S-Oct. 2014 -4.1

Intracity transportation

0.261 1.4 0.004 0.22 S-Jan. 2015 1.4

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  1.3   0.59 L-Feb. 2014 4.0

Recreation services(11)

3.786 1.6 0.061 0.52 - -

Video and audio services(11)

1.578 1.3 0.021 0.39 S-Aug. 2014 1.3

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.486 1.6 0.023 0.40 S-Jun. 2011 1.0

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

0.093 -2.3 -0.002 1.79 S-Jan. 2015 -2.6

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -6.7   2.46 S-Nov. 2014 -8.2

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

  2.8   0.99 S-Jan. 2015 2.5

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.403 2.7 0.011 0.44 - -

Pet services(4)(5)

  1.9   1.08 S-Jan. 2015 1.8

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  2.9   0.58 L-Jan. 2015 3.2

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.061 1.3 0.001 1.18 S-Nov. 2013 1.1

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  0.3   0.77 S-May 2013 0.1

Film processing(4)(5)

  2.0   1.23 S-Feb. 2014 1.7

Other recreation services(4)

1.742 1.7 0.029 1.03 L-Jul. 2014 2.4

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

0.603 -0.8 -0.005 1.34 - -

Admissions

0.653 3.8 0.024 1.31 L-Dec. 2012 4.2

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

  2.5   0.98 L-Jul. 2014 2.5

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  7.0   1.47 L-Sep. 2008 7.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.210 1.8 0.004 0.60 L-Jan. 2015 2.0

Education and communication services(11)

6.461 0.8 0.049 0.19 - -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.133 3.5 0.105 0.31 L-Jan. 2015 3.5

College tuition and fees

1.858 3.4 0.061 0.45 L-Jan. 2015 3.6

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.377 4.0 0.015 0.42 - -

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.730 3.4 0.024 0.52 L-Jan. 2011 3.7

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.039 2.0 0.001 0.48 S-Jan. 2015 2.0

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.145 -0.1 0.000 0.35 S-EVER -

Postage

0.130 0.0 0.000 0.38 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.014 -0.9 0.000 0.53 S-Nov. 2009 -6.6

Telephone services(4)

2.458 -2.6 -0.064 0.30 S-Oct. 2004 -2.6

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.611 -4.8 -0.081 0.39 S-Dec. 2001 -5.5

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.848 2.1 0.017 0.42 L-Sep. 2014 2.3

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.713 1.3 0.009 0.75 L-Jan. 2015 1.8

Other personal services(11)

1.762 1.6 0.028 0.29 L-Jan. 2015 2.1

Personal care services

0.633 1.2 0.008 0.43 L-Jan. 2015 1.4

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.633 1.2 0.008 0.43 L-Jan. 2015 1.4

Miscellaneous personal services

1.129 1.9 0.021 0.40 - -

Legal services(8)

0.317 0.6 0.002 0.66 S-EVER -

Funeral expenses(8)

0.174 1.5 0.003 0.63 S-Jan. 2015 1.4

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.277 1.6 0.004 0.42 S-Mar. 2014 1.6

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.034 2.1 0.001 0.68 S-Jan. 2015 2.0

Financial services(8)

0.232 4.3 0.010 1.01 L-Jan. 2015 5.7

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

  0.8   0.60 L-May 2014 4.2

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

  6.5   1.40 L-Jan. 2015 9.3

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.697 -0.5 -0.399 0.09 - -

All items less shelter

67.062 -1.5 -1.016 0.10 S-Jan. 2015 -1.5

All items less food and shelter

52.759 -2.5 -1.341 0.12 L-Dec. 2014 -1.2

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.231 0.9 0.401 0.13 L-Oct. 2014 0.9

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

43.623 1.0 0.422 0.14 L-Oct. 2014 1.0

All items less medical care

92.227 -0.3 -0.260 0.08 S-Jan. 2015 -0.3

All items less energy

92.472 1.8 1.669 0.08 S-Apr. 2014 1.8

Commodities

37.494 -3.5 -1.351 0.13 L-Dec. 2014 -2.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.893 -0.1 -0.024 0.27 L-Oct. 2014 0.0

Commodities less food

23.191 -6.6 -1.676 0.19 L-Dec. 2014 -5.0

Commodities less food and beverages

22.174 -7.0 -1.688 0.20 L-Dec. 2014 -5.2

Services

62.506 2.1 1.277 0.10 S-Oct. 2012 2.1

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.945 1.2 0.349 0.12 S-Oct. 2009 1.2

Services less medical care services

56.525 2.1 1.164 0.11 S-Dec. 2012 2.1

Durables

9.000 -1.2 -0.110 0.19 L-Apr. 2014 -1.1

Nondurables

28.494 -4.1 -1.241 0.16 L-Dec. 2014 -2.0

Nondurables less food

14.191 -9.7 -1.566 0.26 L-Dec. 2014 -6.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.174 -10.4 -1.579 0.28 L-Dec. 2014 -7.3

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.815 -13.4 -1.561 0.17 L-Dec. 2014 -8.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.833 -12.2 -1.549 0.15 L-Dec. 2014 -8.0

Housing

42.434 1.9 0.798 0.13 S-Apr. 2013 1.9

Education and communication(4)

7.073 0.3 0.022 0.20 S-Jun. 1999 0.2

Education(4)

3.337 3.7 0.117 0.30 L-Jan. 2015 3.7

Communication(4)

3.736 -2.5 -0.095 0.25 S-Jun. 2005 -2.5

Information and information processing(4)

3.591 -2.6 -0.095 0.26 S-Aug. 2005 -2.6

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.133 -2.7 -0.031 0.66 S-Mar. 2014 -3.0

Recreation(4)

5.788 0.1 0.004 0.35 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

Video and audio(4)

1.869 -0.6 -0.011 0.36 S-Nov. 2014 -0.6

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.057 1.6 0.016 0.48 L-May 2013 1.9

Photography(4)

0.119 -2.1 -0.003 1.30 S-Nov. 2013 -2.3

Food and beverages

15.320 2.3 0.338 0.12 S-Jun. 2014 2.2

Domestically produced farm food

7.103 2.1 0.142 0.20 S-Apr. 2014 2.1

Other services

12.009 1.2 0.138 0.20 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.643 -1.4 -0.037 1.32 L-Nov. 2014 -0.9

Fuels and utilities

5.292 -2.3 -0.120 0.23 S-Jul. 2012 -2.3

Household energy

4.058 -4.2 -0.173 0.29 S-Jul. 2012 -4.3

Medical care

7.773 2.5 0.186 0.24 L-Jan. 2015 2.6

Transportation

14.848 -8.7 -1.450 0.16 L-Dec. 2014 -6.2

Private transportation

13.729 -9.1 -1.412 0.16 L-Dec. 2014 -6.4

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.754 0.1 0.008 0.25 L-May 2014 0.2

Utilities and public transportation

10.135 -1.4 -0.138 0.17 S-Oct. 2009 -2.4

Household furnishings and operations

4.203 -0.6 -0.024 0.25 L-Jun. 2013 -0.5

Other goods and services

3.405 1.4 0.047 0.25 S-Sep. 2011 1.3

Personal care

2.685 1.1 0.029 0.31 S-Nov. 2013 1.1

Footnotes
(1) The 'effect' of an item category is a measure of that item's contribution to the All items price change. For example, if the Food index had an effect of 0.40, and the All items index rose 1.2 percent, then the increase in food prices contributed 0.40 / 1.2, or 33.3 percent, to that All items increase. Said another way, had food prices been unchanged for that year the change in the All items index would have been 1.2 percent minus 0.40, or 0.8 percent. Effects can be negative as well. For example, if the effect of food was a negative 0.1, and the All items index rose 0.5 percent, the All items index actually would have been 0.1 percent higher (or 0.6 percent) had food prices been unchanged. Since food prices fell while prices overall were rising, the contribution of food to the All items price change was negative (in this case, -0.1 / 0.5, or minus 20 percent).
(2) A statistic's margin of error is often expressed as its point estimate plus or minus two standard errors. For example, if a CPI category rose 2.6 percent, and its standard error was 0.25 percent, the margin of error on this item's 12-month percent change would be 2.6 percent, plus or minus 0.5 percent.
(3) If the current 12-month percent change is greater than the previous published 12-month percent change, then this column identifies the closest prior month with a 12-month percent change as (L)arge as or (L)arger than the current 12-month change. If the current 12-month percent change is smaller than the previous published 12-month percent change, the most recent month with a change as (S)mall or (S)maller than the current month change is identified. If the current and previous published 12-month percent changes are equal, a dash will appear. Standard numerical comparison is used. For example, 2.0% is greater than 0.6%, -4.4% is less than -2.0%, and -2.0% is less than 0.0%. Note that a (L)arger change can be a smaller decline, for example, a -0.2% change is larger than a -0.4% change, but still represents a decline in the price index. Likewise, (S)maller changes can be increases, for example, a 0.6% change is smaller than 0.8%, but still represents an increase in the price index. In this context, a -0.2% change is considered to be smaller than a 0.0% change.
(4) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(5) Special indexes based on a substantially smaller sample. These series do not contribute to the all items index aggregation and therefore do not have a relative importance or effect.
(6) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(7) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(9) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(10) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(11) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(12) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(15) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(16) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(17) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.

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


Last Modified Date: April 17, 2015