Consumer Price Index News Release

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 8:30 a.m. (EST) Wednesday, December 17, 2014   USDL-14-2248

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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX - NOVEMBER 2014

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.3 percent
 in November on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
 reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased
 1.3 percent before seasonal adjustment.

 The gasoline index posted its sharpest decline since December 2008 and was the
 main cause of the decrease in the seasonally adjusted all items index. The
 indexes for fuel oil and natural gas also declined, and the energy index fell
 3.8 percent. The food index rose 0.2 percent with major grocery store food
 groups mixed.

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in November.
 The shelter index rose 0.3 percent, and the indexes for medical care, airline
 fares, and alcoholic beverages also rose. In contrast, the indexes for apparel,
 used cars and trucks, recreation, household furnishings and operations,
 personal care, and new vehicles all declined in November.

 The all items index increased 1.3 percent over the last 12 months, a notable
 decline from the 1.7 percent figure from the 12 months ending October. The
 index for all items less food and energy has increased 1.7 percent over the
 last 12 months, compared to 1.8 percent for the 12 months ending October. The
 food index has risen 3.2 percent over the span. However, the energy index has
 declined 4.8 percent over the past 12 months, with the gasoline and fuel oil
 indexes both falling over 10 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.
                              May   June  July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.   ended 
                              2014  2014  2014  2014  2014  2014  2014   Nov.  
                                                                         2014  
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................    .4    .3    .1   -.2    .1    .0   -.3      1.3
  Food......................    .5    .1    .4    .2    .3    .1    .2      3.2
   Food at home.............    .7    .0    .4    .2    .3    .1    .1      3.4
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .2    .3    .2    .3    .2    .4      2.9
  Energy....................    .9   1.6   -.3  -2.6   -.7  -1.9  -3.8     -4.8
   Energy commodities.......    .6   3.0   -.3  -3.9  -1.1  -3.0  -6.4    -10.2
    Gasoline (all types)....    .7   3.3   -.3  -4.1  -1.0  -3.0  -6.6    -10.5
    Fuel oil (1)............  -1.4  -1.7   -.7  -1.2  -2.1  -4.0  -3.5    -10.1
   Energy services..........   1.4   -.4   -.4   -.6   -.2   -.2   -.3      2.9
    Electricity.............   2.3    .2   -.3    .1   -.7    .5    .1      2.8
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -1.7  -2.6   -.4  -2.8   1.6  -2.7  -1.7      3.2
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .3    .1    .1    .0    .1    .2    .1      1.7
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .1    .1    .0   -.1    .0    .0   -.4      -.5
    New vehicles............    .2   -.3    .3    .2    .0    .2   -.1       .6
    Used cars and trucks....   -.1   -.4   -.3   -.3   -.1   -.9  -1.2     -3.1
    Apparel.................    .3    .5    .2   -.2    .0   -.2  -1.1      -.3
    Medical care commodities    .5    .7    .3   -.1    .5    .0    .6      3.1
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .3    .1    .1    .0    .2    .3    .2      2.5
    Shelter.................    .3    .2    .3    .2    .3    .2    .3      3.0
    Transportation services    1.0    .1   -.7   -.6    .1    .8    .3      1.8
    Medical care services...    .3    .0    .1    .0    .1    .2    .4      2.3

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.



 Consumer Price Index Data for November 2014

 Food

 The food index rose 0.2 percent in November after increasing 0.1 percent in
 October. The index for food at home rose 0.1 percent in November and has risen
 3.4 percent over the past year. Indexes for major grocery store food groups
 were mixed in November, with three increases and three declines. The index for
 meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increased 0.6 percent in November after
 declining in October. The index for beef and veal rose 0.8 percent, its tenth
 consecutive increase. The index for nonalcoholic beverages rose 0.5 percent,
 and the index for other food at home increased 0.4 percent. In contrast, the
 fruits and vegetables index turned down, falling 0.7 percent in November after
 a 0.9 percent increase in October. The index for fresh vegetables rose 1.8
 percent, but the fresh fruits index fell 2.9 percent. The indexes for dairy
 and related products and for cereals and bakery products both fell 0.2 percent.
 All six groups increased over the past 12 months, with increases ranging from
 0.2 percent (cereals and bakery products) to 9.1 percent (meats, poultry, fish,
 and eggs.) The index for food away from home increased 0.4 percent in November,
 its largest increase since January 2012, and has risen 2.9 percent over the
 past year.   

 
 Energy

 The energy index declined for the fifth month in a row, falling 3.8 percent in
 November. The gasoline index continued to decrease sharply, falling 6.6 percent.
 (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices fell 8.9 percent in November.) The
 fuel oil index fell 3.5 percent in November, its ninth consecutive decline. The
 gasoline index has fallen 10.5 percent over the last 12 months, and the fuel
 oil index has declined 10.1 percent. The index for natural gas also declined in
 November, decreasing 1.7 percent, but it has risen 3.2 percent over the last
 year. Electricity was the only major component index to rise in November; it
 increased 0.1 percent and has risen 2.8 percent over the past year. 


 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in November
 following a 0.2 percent increase in October. The shelter index rose 0.3 percent,
 with the rent index rising 0.3 percent and the index for owners' equivalent rent
 increasing 0.2 percent. The index for lodging away from home was unchanged in
 November. The index for medical care rose 0.4 percent in November, its largest
 increase since August 2013. The index for prescription drugs rose 0.6 percent,
 while the physicians' services index increased 0.5 percent. The airline fares
 index increased 1.4 percent after a 2.4 percent increase in October. The index
 for alcoholic beverages rose as well, increasing 0.8 percent. In contrast to
 these increases, the apparel index fell 1.1 percent and the index for used cars
 and trucks declined 1.2 percent. Several indexes posted more modest declines;
 the indexes for recreation, for household furnishings and operations, and for
 personal care all declined 0.2 percent, and the new vehicles index fell
 0.1 percent.  

 The index for all items less food and energy has risen 1.7 percent over the last
 12 months. The shelter index rose 3.0 percent over that span, and the index for
 medical care increased 2.5 percent. Several indexes have declined over the last
 12 months, including airline fares, used cars and trucks, household furnishings
 and operations, and recreation.  


 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.3 percent
 over the last 12 months to an index level of 236.151 (1982-84=100). For the month,
 the index fell 0.5 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.  

 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
 increased 1.1 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 231.551
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index fell 0.7 percent prior to seasonal
 adjustment.  

 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) increased 1.0
 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index fell 0.7 percent on a
 not seasonally adjusted basis. Please note that the indexes for the post-2012
 period are subject to revision. 


	
 The Consumer Price Index for December 2014 is scheduled to be released on Friday,
 January 16, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. (EST). 








 Chained Consumer Price Index to be Revised Quarterly 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 New Estimation System

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

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 upon request.  Voice phone:  202-691-5200, Federal Relay Services:  1-800-877-8339.  

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




 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index

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

 Calculating Index Changes

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

 Index Point Change

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



 Percent Change

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





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

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

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

 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes are derived by the
 X-13ARIMA-SEATS Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally adjusted indexes and seasonal
 factors are computed annually.  Each year, the last five years of seasonally adjusted data
 are revised. Data from January 2009 through December 2013 were replaced in January 2014.
 Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated seasonal data at the end of
 1977 replaced data from 1967 through 1977; and, in January 2002, dependently seasonally
 adjusted series were revised for January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change in the
 aggregation weights for dependently adjusted series. For further information, please see
 "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted Seasonally Adjusted Series," in the October 2001
 issue of the CPI Detailed Report.

 Effective with the publication of data from January 2006 through December 2010 in January
 2011, the Video and audio series and the Information technology, hardware and services
 series were changed from independently adjusted to dependently adjusted. This resulted in
 an increase in the number of seasonal components used in deriving seasonal movement of the
 All items and 64 other lower level aggregations, from 73 for the publication of January
 1998 through December 2005 data to 82 for the publication of seasonally adjusted data for
 January 2006 and later.  Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based
 upon certain statistical criteria. If any of the 82 components change their seasonal
 adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally
 adjusted data will be used in the aggregation of the dependent series for the last five
 years, but the seasonally adjusted indexes before that period will not be changed.
 Note: 35 of the 82 components are not seasonally adjusted for 2014.

 Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are subject to revision for
 up to five years after their original release. For this reason, BLS advises against the use
 of these data in escalation agreements.

 Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the Bureau of Labor
 Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment procedure called Intervention Analysis
 Seasonal Adjustment for some CPI series. Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows
 for better estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or sharp movements
 which might distort the seasonal pattern are estimated and removed from the data prior to
 calculation of seasonal factors. Beginning with the calculation of seasonal factors for
 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment. In 2014,
 for the 2009-2013 revisions, the Bureau of Labor Statistics began using X-13ARIMA-SEATS to
 perform the seasonal adjustment of CPI series, including Intervention Analysis Seasonal
 Adjustment for certain series.

 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2014, BLS adjusted 31 series using
 Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including selected food and beverage items,
 motor fuels, electricity and vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor
 fuel series to offset the effects of events such as the response in crude oil markets to
 the worldwide economic downturn in 2008.  

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

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







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

All items

100.000 233.069 237.433 236.151 1.3 -0.5 0.1 0.0 -0.3

Food

14.053 237.641 245.166 245.192 3.2 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.2

Food at home

8.322 233.639 242.121 241.576 3.4 -0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.128 269.750 271.313 270.344 0.2 -0.4 -0.4 0.3 -0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.983 238.761 259.840 260.457 9.1 0.2 0.7 -0.4 0.6

Dairy and related products(1)

0.884 217.463 228.831 228.412 5.0 -0.2 0.5 0.5 -0.2

Fruits and vegetables

1.364 289.195 297.528 293.978 1.7 -1.2 0.1 0.9 -0.7

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.947 165.228 167.350 167.511 1.4 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.5

Other food at home

2.017 203.422 206.460 206.210 1.4 -0.1 0.5 -0.4 0.4

Food away from home(1)

5.731 244.970 251.100 251.987 2.9 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.4

Energy

8.886 233.136 234.745 221.844 -4.8 -5.5 -0.7 -1.9 -3.8

Energy commodities

5.097 286.975 281.453 257.629 -10.2 -8.5 -1.1 -3.0 -6.4

Fuel oil(1)

0.155 366.749 341.771 329.681 -10.1 -3.5 -2.1 -4.0 -3.5

Motor fuel

4.847 282.423 277.290 252.897 -10.5 -8.8 -1.1 -3.1 -6.6

Gasoline (all types)

4.765 280.742 275.729 251.172 -10.5 -8.9 -1.0 -3.0 -6.6

Energy services(2)

3.789 191.984 200.471 197.459 2.9 -1.5 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3

Electricity(2)

2.941 197.442 206.667 202.889 2.8 -1.8 -0.7 0.5 0.1

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.848 173.035 179.226 178.558 3.2 -0.4 1.6 -2.7 -1.7

All items less food and energy

77.061 235.243 239.413 239.248 1.7 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.513 147.191 147.542 146.439 -0.5 -0.7 0.0 0.0 -0.4

Apparel

3.520 129.435 131.961 129.023 -0.3 -2.2 0.0 -0.2 -1.1

New vehicles

3.506 145.643 146.306 146.481 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.639 148.740 147.893 144.151 -3.1 -2.5 -0.1 -0.9 -1.2

Medical care commodities

1.735 337.006 346.324 347.616 3.1 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.6

Alcoholic beverages

1.000 235.470 238.045 239.551 1.7 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.8

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.705 885.518 909.872 909.610 2.7 0.0 -0.1 0.6 0.0

Services less energy services

57.547 288.792 295.434 295.911 2.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Shelter

32.255 265.310 272.788 273.233 3.0 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.032 270.698 278.985 280.123 3.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3

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

23.964 273.437 280.046 280.840 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2

Medical care services

5.849 456.855 466.038 467.482 2.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.4

Physicians' services(2)

1.565 355.555 359.855 361.001 1.5 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.5

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.819 268.978 280.496 281.491 4.7 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2

Transportation services

5.565 283.116 286.691 288.174 1.8 0.5 0.1 0.8 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.153 262.934 268.094 268.389 2.1 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.252 426.640 444.443 447.271 4.8 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.2

Airline fare

0.728 318.197 301.466 305.885 -3.9 1.5 -0.5 2.4 1.4

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

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


Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, November 2014
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Oct.
2014
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Nov.
2013-
Nov.
2014
Oct.
2014-
Nov.
2014
Aug.
2014-
Sep.
2014
Sep.
2014-
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2014-
Nov.
2014

All items

100.000 1.3 -0.5 0.1 0.0 -0.3

Food

14.053 3.2 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.2

Food at home

8.322 3.4 -0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.128 0.2 -0.4 -0.4 0.3 -0.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.370 -0.2 -0.6 -0.7 1.0 -1.0

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 0.1 -2.7 -1.2 0.0 0.2

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.194 1.1 0.7 -1.2 1.5 0.7

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.128 -2.3 -1.7 -0.9 0.0 -1.7

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  -1.6 -1.1 -0.3 0.4 -1.1

Bakery products

0.758 0.5 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 0.3

Bread(2)

0.223 -0.4 0.2 0.0 -1.3 0.7

White bread(1)(3)

  -1.5 -0.2 0.0 -0.4 -0.2

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  -0.1 0.2 0.1 -1.3 0.2

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

0.114 1.7 0.0 -0.2 0.4 0.4

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.186 0.1 0.9 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2

Cookies(1)(3)

  -0.1 1.8 -1.5 -0.3 0.1

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  0.5 -0.7 0.8 0.6 -0.7

Other bakery products

0.234 0.9 -1.8 -0.3 0.7 0.3

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

  -0.7 -0.5 -1.8 0.0 -0.5

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  1.7 -2.6 -0.8 0.8 0.3

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

  0.9 -1.0 0.8 -0.8 1.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.983 9.1 0.2 0.7 -0.4 0.6

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.863 9.3 0.1 0.9 -0.4 0.6

Meats

1.218 12.8 -0.2 1.2 -0.2 0.3

Beef and veal(1)

0.567 18.1 0.8 2.0 0.3 0.8

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.232 19.0 1.4 3.5 1.0 1.4

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.081 19.5 2.0 -0.3 -0.4 2.0

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.204 15.2 -0.9 1.0 -0.2 -0.9

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.051 23.2 2.7 2.9 0.7 2.7

Pork

0.382 9.9 -2.1 -0.2 -0.7 -0.3

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.144 4.3 -2.7 -1.1 -1.4 -0.5

Bacon and related products(3)

  -0.3 -2.5 -0.5 -2.5 -0.9

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  11.6 -1.9 -1.0 0.1 0.6

Ham

0.082 13.8 -2.1 1.4 0.8 1.3

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  15.5 -2.4 1.6 0.3 1.2

Pork chops

0.065 11.8 -1.6 -1.5 2.0 -1.1

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.092 14.9 -1.6 0.4 -1.2 -1.6

Other meats

0.269 6.5 0.7 1.8 -0.3 0.4

Frankfurters(3)

  6.0 2.9 4.0 -1.7 1.6

Lunchmeats(1)(2)(3)

  6.0 0.2 0.8 0.5 0.2

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

  7.9 1.6 0.6 0.8 1.6

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

  1.0 1.4 0.9 -1.2 1.4

Poultry

0.356 2.5 0.7 0.0 -1.2 1.7

Chicken(2)

0.288 2.9 1.2 0.0 -1.3 1.6

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  3.5 0.7 -0.6 -1.8 0.7

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  2.6 1.6 -0.1 -0.4 1.6

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.068 0.6 -1.9 0.7 -1.1 1.8

Fish and seafood(1)

0.289 4.4 0.3 0.5 -0.8 0.3

Fresh fish and seafood(1)(2)

0.148 4.6 0.0 1.1 -1.9 0.0

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.141 4.4 0.7 0.4 -0.2 0.6

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  2.7 0.9 0.3 1.1 0.9

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

  6.3 0.9 0.5 -1.0 0.9

Eggs

0.120 6.2 2.8 -2.8 -0.4 1.1

Dairy and related products(1)

0.884 5.0 -0.2 0.5 0.5 -0.2

Milk(1)(2)

0.278 4.4 -0.4 0.7 -0.5 -0.4

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

  6.3 0.1 1.3 -0.6 0.1

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

  3.8 -0.6 0.5 -0.6 -0.6

Cheese and related products(1)

0.284 8.5 0.0 -0.7 0.7 0.5

Ice cream and related products

0.121 1.3 0.2 1.8 -0.9 0.4

Other dairy and related products(2)

0.201 3.5 -0.4 0.3 1.3 -0.2

Fruits and vegetables

1.364 1.7 -1.2 0.1 0.9 -0.7

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.060 2.1 -0.8 0.2 1.1 -0.8

Fresh fruits

0.586 3.7 -2.8 1.3 0.9 -2.9

Apples

0.085 -1.1 -1.4 -3.2 -0.1 -0.4

Bananas

0.087 1.0 0.4 -0.3 -0.1 1.5

Citrus fruits(2)

0.171 7.4 -10.3 0.7 3.0 -2.1

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  6.6 -10.5 1.6 3.8 -0.1

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.243 3.6 0.9 3.6 1.0 -4.0

Fresh vegetables

0.474 0.4 1.6 -1.1 1.4 1.8

Potatoes

0.079 -2.6 -6.1 0.0 3.4 -1.8

Lettuce

0.068 4.1 7.3 -0.3 -0.3 5.5

Tomatoes(1)

0.084 7.6 10.4 -0.7 4.6 10.4

Other fresh vegetables

0.242 -2.2 -0.6 0.2 0.8 -0.6

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.304 -0.1 -2.5 -0.4 0.5 -0.7

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.159 -0.8 -3.2 -1.8 1.6 -1.3

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  -0.7 -3.3 -1.6 0.5 -0.3

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  -1.0 -3.2 -1.6 1.8 -1.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.088 1.3 -1.5 2.2 -1.1 -0.8

Frozen vegetables(3)

  0.1 -2.5 2.8 -1.1 -1.8

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.057 0.0 -1.8 0.2 0.8 -0.4

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

  5.4 1.0 1.0 -0.5 1.0

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.947 1.4 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.5

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.691 1.0 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.6

Carbonated drinks

0.285 0.4 -1.4 0.2 0.5 -0.3

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 1.7 0.6 0.5 2.6 0.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.392 1.3 1.3 0.3 1.1 1.3

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.255 2.4 -0.1 0.5 -0.3 0.3

Coffee

0.157 3.0 -0.5 0.5 -0.5 -0.1

Roasted coffee(3)

  3.5 -0.3 0.5 -0.1 0.2

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

  -0.7 -0.8 0.8 -0.9 -0.8

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.098 1.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 1.0

Other food at home

2.017 1.4 -0.1 0.5 -0.4 0.4

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.294 -0.2 -0.2 1.6 -1.0 -0.2

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.053 -2.2 -0.9 0.7 -2.2 0.6

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.181 0.2 0.1 2.1 -0.2 0.1

Other sweets(2)

0.060 0.3 -0.5 0.6 -1.9 1.0

Fats and oils

0.248 1.4 -1.9 0.6 0.3 -0.9

Butter and margarine(2)

0.079 14.1 -2.5 1.2 2.8 -0.2

Butter(3)

  27.2 -3.6 2.3 5.1 -1.7

Margarine(3)

  2.3 -1.7 -0.5 1.5 0.1

Salad dressing(1)(2)

0.062 -4.3 -1.8 0.6 0.4 -1.8

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.108 -3.1 -1.5 0.0 -1.0 -0.7

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  -4.1 -0.6 0.5 -0.1 -0.6

Other foods

1.474 1.7 0.2 0.3 -0.4 0.7

Soups

0.093 0.4 0.1 -1.4 -1.6 1.2

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.277 3.0 1.2 0.0 -1.2 1.2

Snacks(1)

0.325 2.4 0.1 -0.1 0.4 0.1

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.291 1.2 -1.8 1.2 -1.2 0.5

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

  4.6 1.5 0.5 -1.5 2.3

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

  -1.0 -2.2 5.6 -1.5 -2.2

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  0.4 -2.8 1.3 -0.2 -0.8

Other condiments(3)

  -1.7 -0.6 -3.1 -0.3 1.0

Baby food(1)(2)

0.055 2.7 0.0 -0.2 0.5 0.0

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.433 0.9 1.0 -0.2 0.4 1.0

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  3.2 0.9 1.4 -0.9 0.9

Food away from home(1)

5.731 2.9 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.4

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.777 3.0 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.368 3.0 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.5

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.210 2.1 0.0 0.3 0.9 0.2

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

  2.6 0.0 0.5 1.4 0.2

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

0.062 0.1 0.7 -0.5 -0.1 0.7

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.314 1.8 0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.2

Energy

8.886 -4.8 -5.5 -0.7 -1.9 -3.8

Energy commodities

5.097 -10.2 -8.5 -1.1 -3.0 -6.4

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.250 -6.3 -2.0 -1.0 -2.3 -2.0

Fuel oil(1)

0.155 -10.1 -3.5 -2.1 -4.0 -3.5

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

0.096 0.7 0.4 0.5 -0.5 -1.8

Motor fuel

4.847 -10.5 -8.8 -1.1 -3.1 -6.6

Gasoline (all types)

4.765 -10.5 -8.9 -1.0 -3.0 -6.6

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -10.9 -9.1 -1.0 -3.2 -6.8

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -8.8 -8.1 -0.8 -3.0 -5.7

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -9.0 -8.1 -1.2 -2.5 -5.9

Other motor fuels(2)

0.081 -5.8 -2.4 -2.2 -1.9 -1.6

Energy services(8)

3.789 2.9 -1.5 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3

Electricity(8)

2.941 2.8 -1.8 -0.7 0.5 0.1

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.848 3.2 -0.4 1.6 -2.7 -1.7

All items less food and energy

77.061 1.7 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.513 -0.5 -0.7 0.0 0.0 -0.4

Household furnishings and supplies(1)(9)

3.335 -1.8 -0.5 -0.1 0.4 -0.5

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

0.271 -1.9 -0.6 0.0 -0.3 -0.6

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.047 1.0 -0.7 0.3 -1.2 -0.7

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.053 1.1 3.4 0.1 -0.1 3.4

Other linens(1)(2)

0.172 -3.8 -1.9 -0.2 -0.1 -1.9

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.757 -2.2 0.1 -0.7 0.7 0.1

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.266 -2.7 -0.2 -0.5 0.0 -0.2

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

0.356 -3.0 0.3 -0.7 1.4 0.3

Other furniture(2)

0.126 1.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -1.1

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

           

Appliances(2)

0.275 -4.9 -1.8 0.5 0.2 -1.3

Major appliances(2)

0.150 -7.7 -3.2 0.4 -0.2 -2.5

Laundry equipment(3)

  -10.2 -4.2 2.0 -0.7 -4.4

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.121 -1.3 -0.1 0.2 0.4 -0.1

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.487 -3.5 -1.4 0.6 0.3 -1.1

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.263 -4.8 -1.8 -0.8 0.8 -1.8

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.104 1.1 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.9

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.044 -5.2 -3.8 0.4 -0.5 -3.8

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.075 -3.8 -1.7 1.9 0.8 -1.2

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.703 -0.1 -0.2 0.5 0.5 -0.1

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.188 -0.4 -0.5 1.0 0.2 -0.5

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.364 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.9 0.1

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.841 -0.6 -0.3 -0.1 0.6 -0.3

Household cleaning products(1)(2)

0.331 -1.0 0.4 0.2 0.7 0.4

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.247 -0.6 -0.6 0.2 0.2 -0.6

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.263 -0.1 -0.8 -0.8 0.8 -0.8

Apparel

3.520 -0.3 -2.2 0.0 -0.2 -1.1

Men's and boys' apparel

0.869 -1.7 -1.1 1.2 -1.1 -0.1

Men's apparel

0.684 -1.2 -1.1 1.2 -1.6 -0.1

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.111 -3.7 -1.3 3.2 -4.0 -1.2

Men's furnishings

0.191 -1.0 -0.1 0.5 -1.5 -0.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.209 -2.6 -1.7 2.5 -0.5 -0.8

Men's pants and shorts

0.165 2.2 -1.3 -1.3 -0.9 1.7

Boys' apparel

0.185 -3.2 -1.2 0.7 1.6 -1.5

Women's and girls' apparel

1.556 -0.4 -3.2 -1.1 0.4 -1.9

Women's apparel

1.306 -0.4 -3.0 -1.6 0.3 -1.7

Women's outerwear

0.128 5.2 -4.6 -4.2 -1.8 -3.7

Women's dresses

0.175 3.9 -4.9 4.2 4.3 0.4

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.605 -3.0 -3.5 -1.3 -0.7 -2.4

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

0.387 0.1 -1.1 -1.0 0.6 -1.9

Girls' apparel

0.250 0.0 -3.9 1.6 0.6 -3.4

Footwear

0.740 2.0 -1.6 0.6 0.0 -0.9

Men's footwear(1)

0.219 1.4 -0.6 0.9 -1.1 -0.6

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.179 6.7 -1.4 -1.0 2.8 -1.7

Women's footwear

0.341 0.2 -2.4 0.8 -0.2 -0.8

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.136 1.1 -0.4 -0.1 0.5 -0.5

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.220 -3.8 -3.0 0.5 -1.9 -0.7

Watches(1)(6)

0.047 0.0 -2.5 2.4 -0.7 -2.5

Jewelry(6)

0.172 -5.0 -3.1 0.3 -2.2 -0.6

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.681 -0.6 -0.7 0.0 -0.1 -0.4

New vehicles

3.506 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.1

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  0.6 0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.1

New cars(3)

  0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0

New trucks(3)(11)

  1.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.639 -3.1 -2.5 -0.1 -0.9 -1.2

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.429 -0.7 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2

Tires(1)

0.281 -1.8 -0.4 -0.4 -0.2 -0.4

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.148 1.5 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1

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

  1.0 0.3 0.2 -0.1 0.3

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

  2.0 -0.5 -0.7 0.7 -0.5

Medical care commodities

1.735 3.1 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.6

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.660 3.3 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.4

Prescription drugs

1.315 4.6 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.6

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.345 -1.4 0.2 1.5 -2.1 0.2

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.075 0.6 0.0 -0.1 0.5 0.0

Recreation commodities(9)

2.007 -2.8 -0.7 0.2 0.0 -0.6

Video and audio products(9)

0.296 -10.0 -2.0 -0.8 -0.6 -2.1

Televisions

0.138 -16.2 -3.0 -0.8 -1.2 -3.2

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.031 1.1 -2.7 0.7 -0.2 -2.7

Audio equipment

0.067 -8.1 -1.2 -1.3 0.3 -1.3

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

0.043 -3.0 -0.1 -1.6 -1.0 -0.1

Pets and pet products(1)

0.650 -0.5 0.1 0.9 0.2 0.1

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  -0.1 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0

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

  -0.5 0.3 1.4 0.7 0.3

Sporting goods(1)

0.402 -2.0 -0.8 0.4 -0.1 -0.8

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.181 -1.0 -0.6 0.1 -0.2 -0.6

Sports equipment

0.216 -2.9 -0.9 0.8 -0.2 -0.5

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.060 -0.8 -1.3 0.3 -1.2 -0.5

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

    0.9 0.1 -0.1 0.9

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -4.6 -1.7 0.7 -1.1 -0.9

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.217 1.9 -0.3 0.0 1.4 -0.3

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.121 3.8 -0.4 -0.1 1.8 -0.4

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.094 -0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.8 -0.1

Other recreational goods(2)

0.382 -4.7 -1.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.7

Toys

0.278 -6.4 -1.6 -0.4 -0.2 -0.9

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

  -3.6 -0.9 -0.9 0.4 0.0

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

0.051 0.0 0.0 -0.4 -1.1 0.0

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.041 2.4 0.1 1.3 0.8 0.1

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.615 -4.0 -0.9 -0.7 -0.1 -0.9

Educational books and supplies

0.199 4.2 0.0 0.3 0.8 0.2

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  4.5 -0.1 1.0 0.7 -0.1

Information technology commodities(9)

0.416 -7.5 -1.4 -1.2 -0.5 -1.4

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.279 -8.0 -1.4 -1.0 -0.6 -1.5

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.068 -1.5 0.4 -1.2 0.5 0.4

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

0.070 -10.6 -2.9 -2.2 -1.1 -2.9

Alcoholic beverages

1.000 1.7 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.8

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.589 1.5 0.7 0.0 -0.2 1.0

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.269 1.3 0.9 0.1 -0.1 0.7

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.073 1.2 -0.1 0.4 0.3 0.5

Whiskey at home(3)

  1.1 -0.5 0.3 0.2 -0.2

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

  0.6 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.0

Wine at home

0.247 1.8 0.6 -0.6 -0.6 1.5

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.412 2.1 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.5

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

  2.4 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.6

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

  1.9 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.7

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

  1.5 0.4 0.0 0.7 0.4

Other goods(9)

1.619 1.5 -0.4 0.1 0.2 -0.6

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.705 2.7 0.0 -0.1 0.6 0.0

Cigarettes(1)(2)

0.649 2.8 -0.1 -0.1 0.6 -0.1

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.049 1.6 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.4

Personal care products(1)

0.723 0.8 -0.8 0.2 0.0 -0.8

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

0.367 -0.6 -0.6 0.4 -0.5 -0.6

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

0.348 2.4 -1.0 0.1 0.4 -1.0

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.191 -0.8 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -1.7

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  -0.1 0.2 0.4 0.0 -1.4

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

  -2.3 -0.6 0.0 -0.4 -0.6

Services less energy services

57.547 2.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Shelter

32.255 3.0 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3

Rent of shelter(13)

31.887 3.0 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence(8)

7.032 3.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3

Lodging away from home(2)

0.891 5.8 -5.0 0.5 0.7 0.0

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

0.170 2.7 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.2

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.721 6.5 -6.2 0.6 0.8 -0.1

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

23.964 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2

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

22.566 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.367 5.2 0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.198 4.3 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.7

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.925 5.1 0.6 0.4 0.8 0.9

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.274 1.5 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0

Household operations(1)(2)

0.841 3.2 0.0 -0.1 0.8 0.0

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.275 2.0 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.2

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.276 4.4 0.0 -0.1 1.6 0.0

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.119 2.8 -0.8 0.5 0.4 -0.7

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.065 3.0 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.1

Medical care services

5.849 2.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.4

Professional services

2.985 1.8 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.5

Physicians' services(8)

1.565 1.5 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.5

Dental services(8)

0.794 1.9 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.279 2.6 0.6 0.1 -0.1 0.6

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.347 1.9 0.9 -0.1 0.6 0.9

Hospital and related services

2.121 4.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.819 4.7 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2

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

  5.4 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1

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

  4.2 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.0

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

0.171 3.0 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.4

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

0.130 1.4 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.743 -1.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Transportation services

5.565 1.8 0.5 0.1 0.8 0.3

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.393 -2.3 -0.5 0.0 1.0 -0.4

Car and truck rental(2)

0.069 4.1 2.4 -3.2 2.9 2.8

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.153 2.1 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.1

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.056 1.9 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.483 2.5 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.7

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.582 1.8 -0.4 0.8 0.5 -0.4

Motor vehicle insurance

2.252 4.8 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.2

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.558 0.3 0.1 -1.0 0.5 0.1

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

0.309 -0.9 -0.2 -1.6 0.2 -0.2

Parking and other fees(2)

0.230 1.8 0.3 0.0 0.9 0.6

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

  1.9 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.3

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

  0.1 -0.1 -0.7 1.1 -0.1

Public transportation

1.139 -2.4 1.2 -0.1 1.7 1.1

Airline fare

0.728 -3.9 1.5 -0.5 2.4 1.4

Other intercity transportation

0.150 -0.4 1.7 -0.3 1.1 1.8

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

           

Intercity train fare(3)(4)

  3.0 4.0 2.1 2.6 3.1

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  -1.6 2.2 -1.7 0.3 2.2

Intracity transportation(1)

0.257 1.1 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.0

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

  1.1 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.0

Recreation services(9)

3.706 1.2 -0.1 0.0 0.4 0.0

Video and audio services(9)

1.547 1.4 -0.3 0.2 0.9 -0.2

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.456 1.8 -0.3 0.3 0.8 -0.2

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

0.091 -4.6 -0.9 -0.6 1.5 -0.9

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

  -8.2 -2.4 -0.6 2.0 -2.4

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

  -0.3 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.393 2.9 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.4

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  2.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  3.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.4

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.061 2.0 -0.1 0.4 -0.1 -0.1

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  1.1 -1.3 0.2 0.6 -1.3

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  3.4 0.0 0.6 -0.1 0.0

Other recreation services(2)

1.704 0.6 0.0 -0.4 0.0 0.0

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

0.599 0.5 0.0 -0.3 0.1 0.0

Admissions(1)

0.629 0.2 0.0 -0.8 -0.4 0.0

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

  0.0 -0.4 -0.6 -0.4 -0.4

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

  2.2 0.0 -0.2 0.6 0.0

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.208 2.2 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.0

Education and communication services(9)

6.400 1.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.087 3.3 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.4

College tuition and fees

1.832 3.5 0.1 -0.1 0.7 0.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.373 4.0 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.4

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.717 2.5 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.039 1.9 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.4

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.143 3.9 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.4

Postage(1)

0.129 4.1 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.5

Delivery services(1)(2)

0.014 1.7 -0.4 -0.6 -0.1 -0.4

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.451 -1.9 -0.4 0.0 -1.3 -0.4

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.624 -3.6 -0.6 -0.1 -1.9 -0.6

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.827 1.7 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1

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

0.706 1.8 -0.2 -0.1 0.3 -0.2

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.735 1.9 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.1

Personal care services(1)

0.628 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.1

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

0.628 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.1

Miscellaneous personal services

1.108 2.2 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

Legal services(6)

0.314 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Funeral expenses(6)

0.171 1.6 0.1 0.1 0.4 -0.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.273 2.5 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

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

0.033 2.3 0.1 -0.4 0.7 0.1

Financial services(1)(6)

0.224 3.0 0.5 0.0 0.3 0.5

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

  -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

  5.6 0.6 0.0 0.7 0.6

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

All items less food

85.947 232.375 236.240 234.751 1.0 -0.6 0.0 0.0 -0.3

All items less shelter

67.745 223.088 226.273 224.294 0.5 -0.9 0.0 -0.1 -0.5

All items less food and shelter

53.692 219.094 221.243 218.795 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.7

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.806 218.765 221.016 220.494 0.8 -0.2 0.0 0.2 -0.1

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

43.167 222.979 225.411 225.075 0.9 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0

All items less medical care

92.416 223.625 227.756 226.365 1.2 -0.6 0.1 0.0 -0.3

All items less energy

91.114 234.937 239.603 239.467 1.9 -0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Commodities

38.663 185.896 187.760 184.964 -0.5 -1.5 0.0 -0.4 -1.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.874 147.754 148.212 147.346 -0.3 -0.6 0.0 0.1 -0.3

Commodities less food

24.610 161.478 161.160 157.379 -2.5 -2.3 -0.2 -0.6 -1.7

Commodities less food and beverages

23.610 158.752 158.356 154.441 -2.7 -2.5 -0.2 -0.7 -1.8

Services

61.337 279.875 286.672 286.840 2.5 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.449 305.663 311.888 311.716 2.0 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1

Services less medical care services

55.488 266.417 273.006 273.094 2.5 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1

Durables(2)

8.958 110.934 109.811 109.016 -1.7 -0.7 -0.4 -0.2 -0.7

Nondurables

29.705 223.085 226.710 222.810 -0.1 -1.7 0.0 -0.4 -1.0

Nondurables less food

15.652 209.313 209.901 203.028 -3.0 -3.3 -0.2 -0.9 -2.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

14.651 207.612 208.087 200.718 -3.3 -3.5 -0.3 -1.0 -2.5

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

11.131 261.057 260.241 249.944 -4.3 -4.0 -0.4 -1.3 -2.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

12.131 257.496 256.988 247.792 -3.8 -3.6 -0.4 -1.1 -2.6

Housing

41.668 228.449 234.434 234.315 2.6 -0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Education and communication(3)

7.015 136.844 138.008 137.708 0.6 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.1

Education(3)

3.286 228.514 235.920 236.098 3.3 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.3

Communication(3)

3.729 82.351 81.389 81.002 -1.6 -0.5 -0.2 -0.8 -0.5

Information and information processing(3)

3.586 78.613 77.544 77.161 -1.8 -0.5 -0.2 -0.9 -0.5

Information technology, hardware and services(4)

1.135 8.401 8.299 8.247 -1.8 -0.6 -0.5 0.0 -0.6

Recreation(3)

5.713 115.325 115.394 115.026 -0.3 -0.3 0.0 0.2 -0.2

Video and audio(3)

1.842 99.542 99.557 98.945 -0.6 -0.6 0.1 0.6 -0.5

Pets, pet products and services(3)

1.043 165.399 166.403 166.686 0.8 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.2

Photography(3)

0.122 76.727 77.776 77.255 0.7 -0.7 0.3 -0.6 -0.3

Food and beverages

15.054 237.585 244.775 244.902 3.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.3

Domestically produced farm food

7.000 241.207 250.810 250.058 3.7 -0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1

Other services

11.840 331.202 335.636 335.308 1.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Apparel less footwear

2.781 123.321 125.154 122.172 -0.9 -2.4 -0.2 -0.3 -1.2

Fuels and utilities

5.238 223.566 232.192 229.680 2.7 -1.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Household energy

4.040 191.347 198.754 195.703 2.3 -1.5 -0.2 -0.4 -0.4

Medical care

7.584 427.740 437.027 438.445 2.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.4

Transportation

16.093 212.844 212.626 206.874 -2.8 -2.7 -0.3 -0.7 -2.0

Private transportation

14.954 207.401 207.737 201.505 -2.8 -3.0 -0.3 -0.9 -2.3

New and used motor vehicles(3)

5.715 100.582 100.574 99.918 -0.7 -0.7 0.0 0.0 -0.4

Utilities and public transportation

10.034 211.742 215.130 213.984 1.1 -0.5 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Household furnishings and operations

4.176 123.692 123.194 122.694 -0.8 -0.4 0.0 0.4 -0.2

Other goods and services

3.354 403.047 410.325 409.825 1.7 -0.1 0.0 0.3 -0.2

Personal care

2.649 215.749 219.074 218.752 1.4 -0.1 0.1 0.3 -0.2

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

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


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

U.S. city average

M

1.3 -0.8 -0.5 1.7 -0.2 -0.3

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

0.9 -0.5 -0.4 1.4 -0.2 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.1 -0.4 -0.2 1.4 -0.2 -0.2

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

M

0.5 -0.9 -0.8 1.2 -0.2 -0.2

Midwest urban

M

1.2 -1.1 -0.6 1.6 -0.4 -0.5

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.2 -1.0 -0.6 1.6 -0.4 -0.4

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

M

1.4 -1.2 -0.6 1.6 -0.3 -0.6

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

0.8 -1.3 -0.7 1.7 -0.3 -0.6

South urban

M

1.3 -0.8 -0.6 1.6 -0.2 -0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.5 -0.7 -0.4 1.7 -0.2 -0.3

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

M

1.1 -0.9 -0.6 1.4 -0.2 -0.2

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

2.0 -1.2 -0.8 2.5 -0.5 -0.5

West urban

M

1.7 -0.7 -0.6 2.0 0.0 -0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.8 -0.7 -0.6 2.0 0.0 -0.1

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

M

1.2 -0.8 -0.6 1.6 -0.1 -0.2

Size classes

A(4)

M

1.4 -0.7 -0.5 1.7 -0.2 -0.2

B/C(3)

M

1.1 -0.9 -0.6 1.5 -0.2 -0.3

D

M

1.8 -1.1 -0.7 2.3 -0.3 -0.4

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

1.6 -1.2 -0.8 2.0 -0.3 -0.4

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

1.3 -0.8 -0.7 1.4 -0.1 -0.1

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

M

0.8 -0.6 -0.4 1.3 -0.2 -0.2

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

1

1.6 0.2        

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

1.5 -0.6        

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

0.8 -1.0        

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

1

1.2 -0.4        

Atlanta, GA

2

      2.2 -1.1  

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

      1.0 -0.1  

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

      3.4 0.3  

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

      2.2 0.4  

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

2

      1.6 -0.1  

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

      3.2 0.5  

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

      2.1 0.3  

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

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


Table 5. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) and the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, all items index, November 2014
[Percent changes]
Month Year Unadjusted 1-month percent change Unadjusted 12-month percent change
C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U

December 2000

    2.6 3.4

December 2001

    1.3 1.6

December 2002

    2.0 2.4

December 2003

    1.7 1.9

December 2004

    3.2 3.3

December 2005

    2.9 3.4

December 2006

    2.3 2.5

December 2007

    3.7 4.1

December 2008

    0.2 0.1

December 2009

    2.5 2.7

December 2010

    1.3 1.5

December 2011

    2.9 3.0

January 2012

0.5 0.4 2.9 2.9

February 2012

0.4 0.4 2.8 2.9

March 2012

0.7 0.8 2.6 2.7

April 2012

0.3 0.3 2.2 2.3

May 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.7 1.7

June 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.6 1.7

July 2012

-0.2 -0.2 1.3 1.4

August 2012

0.5 0.6 1.6 1.7

September 2012

0.4 0.4 1.8 2.0

October 2012

-0.1 0.0 1.9 2.2

November 2012

-0.5 -0.5 1.5 1.8

December 2012

-0.3 -0.3 1.5 1.7

January 2013

0.3 0.3 1.3 1.6

February 2013

0.8 0.8 1.7 2.0

March 2013

0.3 0.3 1.3 1.5

April 2013

-0.1 -0.1 0.9 1.1

May 2013

0.2 0.2 1.1 1.4

June 2013

0.2 0.2 1.5 1.8

July 2013

0.0 0.0 1.7 2.0

August 2013

0.1 0.1 1.3 1.5

September 2013

0.1 0.1 1.0 1.2

October 2013

-0.3 -0.3 0.8 1.0

November 2013

-0.2 -0.2 1.1 1.2

December 2013

0.0 0.0 1.3 1.5

January 2014

0.4 0.4 1.4 1.6

February 2014

0.4 0.4 1.0 1.1

March 2014

0.6 0.6 1.4 1.5

April 2014

0.3 0.3 1.8 2.0

May 2014

0.3 0.3 2.0 2.1

June 2014

0.2 0.2 2.0 2.1

July 2014

-0.1 0.0 1.9 2.0

August 2014

-0.2 -0.2 1.5 1.7

September 2014

0.1 0.1 1.5 1.7

October 2014

-0.3 -0.3 1.5 1.7

November 2014

-0.7 -0.5 1.0 1.3

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

NOTE: Indexes for 2014 are intial estimates. Indexes for 2013 are interim adjustments. Data prior to 2013 are final.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, November 2014, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Oct.
2014
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Oct. 2014-
Nov. 2014
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Oct. 2014-
Nov. 2014(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 -0.3   0.03 S-Dec. 2008 -0.8

Food

14.053 0.2 0.031 0.07 L-Sep. 2014 0.3

Food at home

8.322 0.1 0.011 0.12 - -

Cereals and bakery products

1.128 -0.2 -0.002 0.30 S-Sep. 2014 -0.4

Cereals and cereal products

0.370 -1.0 -0.004 0.50 S-Feb. 2014 -1.1

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 0.2 0.000 0.71 L-Aug. 2014 0.6

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.194 0.7 0.001 0.71 S-Sep. 2014 -1.2

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.128 -1.7 -0.002 0.70 S-Sep. 2009 -1.9

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  -1.1   0.57 S-Aug. 2014 -2.3

Bakery products

0.758 0.3 0.002 0.39 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

Bread(5)

0.223 0.7 0.002 0.59 L-Aug. 2014 1.1

White bread(4)(6)

  -0.2   0.85 L-Sep. 2014 0.0

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  0.2   0.86 L-Jul. 2014 0.7

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

0.114 0.4 0.000 0.76 - -

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.186 -0.2 0.000 0.70 L-Aug. 2014 0.4

Cookies(4)(6)

  0.1   1.12 L-Aug. 2014 1.8

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  -0.7   0.75 S-Dec. 2013 -0.9

Other bakery products

0.234 0.3 0.001 0.76 S-Sep. 2014 -0.3

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

  -0.5   0.97 S-Sep. 2014 -1.8

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  0.3   1.51 S-Sep. 2014 -0.8

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

  1.4   0.91 L-Jul. 2014 2.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.983 0.6 0.012 0.24 L-Sep. 2014 0.7

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.863 0.6 0.011 0.25 L-Sep. 2014 0.9

Meats

1.218 0.3 0.004 0.31 L-Sep. 2014 1.2

Beef and veal(4)

0.567 0.8 0.004 0.44 L-Sep. 2014 2.0

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.232 1.4 0.003 0.62 L-Sep. 2014 3.5

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.081 2.0 0.002 1.04 L-Aug. 2014 6.0

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.204 -0.9 -0.002 0.83 S-Aug. 2013 -1.3

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.051 2.7 0.001 0.70 L-Sep. 2014 2.9

Pork

0.382 -0.3 -0.001 0.50 L-Sep. 2014 -0.2

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.144 -0.5 -0.001 0.72 L-Aug. 2014 0.0

Bacon and related products(6)

  -0.9   0.81 L-Sep. 2014 -0.5

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  0.6   1.04 L-Jul. 2014 0.6

Ham

0.082 1.3 0.001 1.16 L-Sep. 2014 1.4

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  1.2   1.09 L-Sep. 2014 1.6

Pork chops

0.065 -1.1 -0.001 1.18 S-Sep. 2014 -1.5

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.092 -1.6 -0.001 1.07 S-Nov. 2013 -2.3

Other meats

0.269 0.4 0.001 0.54 L-Sep. 2014 1.8

Frankfurters(6)

  1.6   1.56 L-Sep. 2014 4.0

Lunchmeats(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.62 S-Mar. 2014 0.2

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  1.6   1.55 L-May 2014 4.5

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

  1.4   1.95 L-May 2014 5.8

Poultry

0.356 1.7 0.006 0.54 L-Jan. 2008 2.0

Chicken(5)

0.288 1.6 0.005 0.67 L-May 2014 1.7

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  0.7   1.51 L-Aug. 2014 3.3

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  1.6   0.88 L-Aug. 2013 2.6

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.068 1.8 0.001 0.72 L-Jan. 2011 3.0

Fish and seafood(4)

0.289 0.3 0.001 0.52 L-Sep. 2014 0.5

Fresh fish and seafood(4)(5)

0.148 0.0 0.000 0.82 L-Sep. 2014 1.1

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.141 0.6 0.001 0.64 L-May 2014 1.1

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  0.9   0.82 S-Sep. 2014 0.3

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  0.9   0.79 L-Aug. 2014 1.1

Eggs

0.120 1.1 0.001 0.76 L-May 2014 2.7

Dairy and related products(4)

0.884 -0.2 -0.002 0.25 S-Jun. 2014 -0.4

Milk(4)(5)

0.278 -0.4 -0.001 0.37 L-Sep. 2014 0.7

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

  0.1   0.56 L-Sep. 2014 1.3

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

  -0.6   0.46 - -

Cheese and related products(4)

0.284 0.5 0.001 0.47 S-Sep. 2014 -0.7

Ice cream and related products

0.121 0.4 0.001 0.89 L-Sep. 2014 1.8

Other dairy and related products(5)

0.201 -0.2 0.000 0.51 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.364 -0.7 -0.010 0.37 S-Aug. 2014 -0.8

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.060 -0.8 -0.008 0.44 S-Aug. 2014 -1.0

Fresh fruits

0.586 -2.9 -0.017 0.60 S-Nov. 2008 -2.9

Apples

0.085 -0.4 0.000 0.94 S-Sep. 2014 -3.2

Bananas

0.087 1.5 0.001 0.73 L-Feb. 2011 2.3

Citrus fruits(5)

0.171 -2.1 -0.003 1.31 S-Jun. 2014 -7.7

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  -0.1   1.43 S-Aug. 2014 -3.1

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.243 -4.0 -0.010 1.10 S-Apr. 2010 -7.0

Fresh vegetables

0.474 1.8 0.009 0.70 L-Jun. 2014 2.2

Potatoes

0.079 -1.8 -0.001 1.29 S-Aug. 2014 -4.0

Lettuce

0.068 5.5 0.004 2.10 L-Jun. 2014 7.9

Tomatoes(4)

0.084 10.4 0.009 1.48 L-Mar. 2011 15.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.242 -0.6 -0.001 0.80 S-Aug. 2014 -0.6

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.304 -0.7 -0.002 0.47 S-Apr. 2014 -1.1

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.159 -1.3 -0.002 0.77 S-Sep. 2014 -1.8

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  -0.3   0.91 S-Sep. 2014 -1.6

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  -1.8   0.88 S-Jun. 2014 -1.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.088 -0.8 -0.001 0.86 L-Sep. 2014 2.2

Frozen vegetables(6)

  -1.8   1.01 S-Aug. 2014 -2.4

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.057 -0.4 0.000 0.80 S-Jul. 2014 -0.5

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

  1.0   1.05 L-Sep. 2014 1.0

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.947 0.5 0.005 0.35 S-Sep. 2014 0.2

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.691 0.6 0.004 0.45 S-Sep. 2014 0.2

Carbonated drinks

0.285 -0.3 -0.001 0.65 S-Aug. 2014 -0.4

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 0.6 0.000 0.67 S-Sep. 2014 0.5

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.392 1.3 0.005 0.69 L-Dec. 2013 1.8

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.255 0.3 0.001 0.46 L-Sep. 2014 0.5

Coffee

0.157 -0.1 0.000 0.65 L-Sep. 2014 0.5

Roasted coffee(6)

  0.2   0.69 L-Sep. 2014 0.5

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  -0.8   0.98 L-Sep. 2014 0.8

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.098 1.0 0.001 0.57 L-Oct. 2013 1.2

Other food at home

2.017 0.4 0.007 0.25 L-Sep. 2014 0.5

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.294 -0.2 -0.001 0.52 L-Sep. 2014 1.6

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.053 0.6 0.000 0.65 L-Sep. 2014 0.7

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.181 0.1 0.000 0.85 L-Sep. 2014 2.1

Other sweets(5)

0.060 1.0 0.001 0.58 L-Feb. 2014 1.0

Fats and oils

0.248 -0.9 -0.002 0.42 S-Dec. 2010 -1.0

Butter and margarine(5)

0.079 -0.2 0.000 0.67 S-Oct. 2013 -0.8

Butter(6)

  -1.7   0.88 S-Sep. 2013 -1.7

Margarine(6)

  0.1   0.99 S-Sep. 2014 -0.5

Salad dressing(4)(5)

0.062 -1.8 -0.001 0.83 S-May 2014 -2.5

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.108 -0.7 -0.001 0.69 L-Sep. 2014 0.0

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  -0.6   0.88 S-Jul. 2014 -1.9

Other foods

1.474 0.7 0.010 0.30 L-Jul. 2014 0.9

Soups

0.093 1.2 0.001 1.07 L-May 2014 1.2

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.277 1.2 0.003 0.64 L-Jul. 2014 1.5

Snacks(4)

0.325 0.1 0.000 0.78 S-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.291 0.5 0.001 0.69 L-Sep. 2014 1.2

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

  2.3   1.28 L-Jan. 2011 3.4

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

  -2.2   1.84 S-May 2014 -4.9

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  -0.8   1.16 S-Apr. 2014 -1.7

Other condiments(6)

  1.0   0.73 L-Aug. 2014 3.9

Baby food(4)(5)

0.055 0.0 0.000 0.47 S-Sep. 2014 -0.2

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.433 1.0 0.004 0.57 L-Nov. 2013 1.7

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  0.9   0.70 L-Sep. 2014 1.4

Food away from home(4)

5.731 0.4 0.020 0.05 L-Jan. 2012 0.4

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.777 0.3 0.008 0.07 L-Aug. 2014 0.3

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.368 0.5 0.011 0.09 L-Nov. 2011 0.5

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.210 0.2 0.000 0.13 S-Aug. 2014 -1.9

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

  0.2   0.09 S-Aug. 2014 -2.3

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

0.062 0.7 0.000 0.17 L-Nov. 2012 1.0

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.314 0.2 0.001 0.11 L-Sep. 2014 0.2

Energy

8.886 -3.8 -0.343 0.14 S-Dec. 2008 -9.5

Energy commodities

5.097 -6.4 -0.333 0.15 S-Dec. 2008 -18.5

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.250 -2.0 -0.005 0.34 L-Sep. 2014 -1.0

Fuel oil(4)

0.155 -3.5 -0.005 0.34 L-Sep. 2014 -2.1

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

0.096 -1.8 -0.002 0.68 S-Apr. 2014 -7.7

Motor fuel

4.847 -6.6 -0.328 0.16 S-Dec. 2008 -19.2

Gasoline (all types)

4.765 -6.6 -0.323 0.16 S-Dec. 2008 -19.5

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  -6.8   0.39 S-Dec. 2008 -19.9

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  -5.7   0.40 S-Nov. 2012 -5.7

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  -5.9   0.37 S-Dec. 2008 -18.3

Other motor fuels(5)

0.081 -1.6 -0.001 0.14 L-Aug. 2014 -1.6

Energy services(11)

3.789 -0.3 -0.010 0.25 S-Aug. 2014 -0.6

Electricity(11)

2.941 0.1 0.004 0.33 S-Sep. 2014 -0.7

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.848 -1.7 -0.014 0.19 L-Sep. 2014 1.6

All items less food and energy

77.061 0.1 0.055 0.04 S-Sep. 2014 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.513 -0.4 -0.079 0.10 S-Nov. 2006 -0.4

Household furnishings and supplies(4)(12)

3.335 -0.5 -0.017 0.13 S-Aug. 2014 -0.6

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

0.271 -0.6 -0.002 0.53 S-Aug. 2014 -1.5

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.047 -0.7 0.000 0.45 L-Sep. 2014 0.3

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.053 3.4 0.002 0.54 L-Jan. 2011 3.4

Other linens(4)(5)

0.172 -1.9 -0.003 0.87 S-Aug. 2014 -2.3

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.757 0.1 0.000 0.27 S-Sep. 2014 -0.7

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.266 -0.2 -0.001 0.39 S-Sep. 2014 -0.5

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

0.356 0.3 0.001 0.39 S-Sep. 2014 -0.7

Other furniture(5)

0.126 -1.1 -0.001 0.77 S-Nov. 2013 -3.0

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

           

Appliances(5)

0.275 -1.3 -0.003 0.46 S-May 2014 -1.7

Major appliances(5)

0.150 -2.5 -0.004 0.68 S-EVER -

Laundry equipment(6)

  -4.4   0.84 S-EVER -

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.121 -0.1 0.000 0.52 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.487 -1.1 -0.006 0.38 S-Jan. 2014 -1.2

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.263 -1.8 -0.005 0.61 S-Aug. 2013 -2.3

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.104 0.9 0.001 0.72 L-May 2014 1.2

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.044 -3.8 -0.002 1.00 S-Apr. 2014 -4.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.075 -1.2 -0.001 0.52 S-Jul. 2014 -1.4

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.703 -0.1 -0.001 0.25 S-Jul. 2014 -0.2

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.188 -0.5 -0.001 0.42 S-Apr. 2014 -0.7

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.364 0.1 0.000 0.32 S-Sep. 2014 -0.2

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.841 -0.3 -0.002 0.20 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.331 0.4 0.001 0.35 S-Sep. 2014 0.2

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.247 -0.6 -0.001 0.38 S-Nov. 2013 -0.6

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.263 -0.8 -0.002 0.38 S-Sep. 2014 -0.8

Apparel

3.520 -1.1 -0.039 0.47 S-Sep. 1998 -1.5

Men's and boys' apparel

0.869 -0.1 -0.001 0.90 L-Sep. 2014 1.2

Men's apparel

0.684 -0.1 0.000 1.08 L-Sep. 2014 1.2

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.111 -1.2 -0.001 2.92 L-Sep. 2014 3.2

Men's furnishings

0.191 -0.5 -0.001 1.13 L-Sep. 2014 0.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.209 -0.8 -0.002 1.68 S-Aug. 2014 -4.0

Men's pants and shorts

0.165 1.7 0.003 1.75 L-Apr. 2014 1.9

Boys' apparel

0.185 -1.5 -0.003 1.33 S-Aug. 2014 -4.5

Women's and girls' apparel

1.556 -1.9 -0.029 0.87 S-Feb. 2008 -1.9

Women's apparel

1.306 -1.7 -0.021 0.87 S-Sep. 2011 -2.0

Women's outerwear

0.128 -3.7 -0.004 2.44 S-Sep. 2014 -4.2

Women's dresses

0.175 0.4 0.001 2.82 S-Aug. 2014 -0.8

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.605 -2.4 -0.014 1.14 S-Oct. 2006 -2.7

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

0.387 -1.9 -0.007 0.97 S-Feb. 2012 -2.2

Girls' apparel

0.250 -3.4 -0.008 2.02 S-Aug. 2014 -3.5

Footwear

0.740 -0.9 -0.007 0.71 S-Jul. 2006 -1.0

Men's footwear(4)

0.219 -0.6 -0.001 1.16 L-Sep. 2014 0.9

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.179 -1.7 -0.003 1.16 S-Nov. 2010 -3.2

Women's footwear

0.341 -0.8 -0.003 0.92 S-Jun. 2014 -1.6

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.136 -0.5 -0.001 0.88 S-Jun. 2014 -0.7

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.220 -0.7 -0.002 0.91 L-Sep. 2014 0.5

Watches(4)(9)

0.047 -2.5 -0.001 1.24 S-Aug. 2013 -5.8

Jewelry(9)

0.172 -0.6 -0.001 1.13 L-Sep. 2014 0.3

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.681 -0.4 -0.022 0.08 S-Jun. 2014 -0.4

New vehicles

3.506 -0.1 -0.002 0.13 S-Jun. 2014 -0.3

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.13 S-Jun. 2014 -0.3

New cars(6)

  0.0   0.12 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

New trucks(14)(6)

  -0.1   0.13 S-Jun. 2014 -0.4

Used cars and trucks

1.639 -1.2 -0.019 0.06 S-Sep. 2012 -1.2

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.429 -0.2 -0.001 0.20 S-Sep. 2014 -0.3

Tires(4)

0.281 -0.4 -0.001 0.25 S-Sep. 2014 -0.4

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.148 0.1 0.000 0.25 - -

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

  0.3   0.22 L-Jun. 2014 0.7

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

  -0.5   0.59 S-Sep. 2014 -0.7

Medical care commodities

1.735 0.6 0.011 0.20 L-Jun. 2014 0.7

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.660 0.4 0.006 0.20 L-Sep. 2014 0.5

Prescription drugs

1.315 0.6 0.008 0.21 S-Sep. 2014 0.3

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.345 0.2 0.001 0.47 L-Sep. 2014 1.5

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.075 0.0 0.000 0.39 S-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Recreation commodities(12)

2.007 -0.6 -0.012 0.17 S-Jul. 2014 -0.8

Video and audio products(12)

0.296 -2.1 -0.006 0.29 S-EVER -

Televisions

0.138 -3.2 -0.004 0.62 S-Feb. 2010 -4.3

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.031 -2.7 -0.001 0.78 S-Dec. 2013 -2.7

Audio equipment

0.067 -1.3 -0.001 0.56 S-Sep. 2014 -1.3

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

0.043 -0.1 0.000 0.51 L-Jun. 2014 0.1

Pets and pet products(4)

0.650 0.1 0.001 0.32 S-Aug. 2014 -0.2

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.33 - -

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

  0.3   0.58 S-Aug. 2014 -0.9

Sporting goods(4)

0.402 -0.8 -0.003 0.39 S-May 2014 -1.2

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.181 -0.6 -0.001 0.47 S-May 2014 -2.2

Sports equipment

0.216 -0.5 -0.001 0.46 S-Jul. 2014 -0.8

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.060 -0.5 0.000 0.68 L-Sep. 2014 0.3

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

  0.9   0.66 L-Aug. 2014 2.2

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  -0.9   0.69 L-Sep. 2014 0.7

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.217 -0.3 -0.001 0.40 S-Aug. 2014 -0.5

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.121 -0.4 0.000 0.45 S-Aug. 2014 -0.5

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.094 -0.1 0.000 0.57 S-Aug. 2014 -0.4

Other recreational goods(5)

0.382 -0.7 -0.003 0.53 S-Apr. 2014 -1.5

Toys

0.278 -0.9 -0.003 0.56 S-Apr. 2014 -2.2

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

  0.0   0.57 S-Sep. 2014 -0.9

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

0.051 0.0 0.000 1.16 L-Aug. 2014 0.4

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.041 0.1 0.000 0.49 S-Aug. 2014 -0.8

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.615 -0.9 -0.006 0.28 S-Jan. 2014 -1.1

Educational books and supplies

0.199 0.2 0.000 0.38 S-Jun. 2014 0.1

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  -0.1   0.33 S-Jun. 2014 -0.2

Information technology commodities(12)

0.416 -1.4 -0.006 0.38 S-Dec. 2011 -1.5

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.279 -1.5 -0.004 0.46 S-Dec. 2011 -2.2

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.068 0.4 0.000 0.66 S-Sep. 2014 -1.2

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

0.070 -2.9 -0.002 0.71 S-Aug. 2000 -3.3

Alcoholic beverages

1.000 0.8 0.008 0.16 L-Aug. 2014 0.8

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.589 1.0 0.006 0.23 L-Aug. 2014 1.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.269 0.7 0.002 0.27 L-Aug. 2014 0.9

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.073 0.5 0.000 0.35 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

Whiskey at home(6)

  -0.2   0.38 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

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

  0.0   0.46 S-Jun. 2014 -1.0

Wine at home

0.247 1.5 0.004 0.40 L-Aug. 2014 1.5

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.412 0.5 0.002 0.14 - -

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

  0.6   0.19 L-Apr. 2011 0.6

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

  0.7   0.32 L-Feb. 2013 1.0

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

  0.4   0.23 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Other goods(12)

1.619 -0.6 -0.009 0.18 S-EVER -

Tobacco and smoking products(4)

0.705 0.0 0.000 0.15 S-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Cigarettes(4)(5)

0.649 -0.1 0.000 0.16 S-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.049 0.4 0.000 0.44 S-Aug. 2014 -0.4

Personal care products(4)

0.723 -0.8 -0.006 0.42 S-May 2012 -1.0

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

0.367 -0.6 -0.002 0.52 S-May 2014 -1.0

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

0.348 -1.0 -0.004 0.54 S-Oct. 2013 -1.5

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.191 -1.7 -0.003 0.55 S-Oct. 2003 -2.4

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  -1.4   0.53 S-EVER -

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

  -0.6   0.58 S-Aug. 2014 -1.0

Services less energy services

57.547 0.2 0.133 0.04 S-Sep. 2014 0.2

Shelter

32.255 0.3 0.082 0.05 L-Sep. 2014 0.3

Rent of shelter(16)

31.887 0.2 0.068 0.05 S-Aug. 2014 0.2

Rent of primary residence(11)

7.032 0.3 0.024 0.05 L-Sep. 2014 0.3

Lodging away from home(5)

0.891 0.0 0.000 1.12 S-Jun. 2014 -1.9

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

0.170 0.2 0.000 0.07 S-Sep. 2014 0.2

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.721 -0.1 -0.001 1.39 S-Jun. 2014 -2.5

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

23.964 0.2 0.058 0.04 - -

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

22.566 0.2 0.054 0.04 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.367 0.1 0.000 0.24 L-Sep. 2014 0.3

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.198 0.7 0.008 0.11 L-Aug. 2012 0.8

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.925 0.9 0.008 0.14 L-Aug. 2012 1.1

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.274 0.0 0.000 0.15 S-Aug. 2014 0.0

Household operations(4)(5)

0.841 0.0 0.000 0.12 S-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.275 0.2 0.000 0.13 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.276 0.0 0.000 0.07 S-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.119 -0.7 -0.001 0.56 S-Feb. 2014 -0.8

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.065 0.1 0.000 0.24 S-Aug. 2014 0.0

Medical care services

5.849 0.4 0.023 0.08 L-Aug. 2013 0.6

Professional services

2.985 0.5 0.015 0.08 L-Feb. 2011 0.5

Physicians' services(11)

1.565 0.5 0.007 0.12 L-Jun. 2012 0.5

Dental services(11)

0.794 0.2 0.001 0.12 L-Sep. 2014 0.2

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.279 0.6 0.002 0.26 L-May 2014 1.1

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.347 0.9 0.003 0.10 L-Feb. 2006 1.2

Hospital and related services

2.121 0.2 0.005 0.13 S-Sep. 2014 0.2

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.819 0.2 0.003 0.15 - -

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

  0.1   0.28 S-Sep. 2014 0.1

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

  0.0   0.29 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

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

0.171 0.4 0.001 0.12 L-Sep. 2014 0.4

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

0.130 0.1 0.000 0.09 L-Sep. 2014 0.1

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.743 0.1 0.001 0.09 L-Feb. 2014 0.4

Transportation services

5.565 0.3 0.019 0.13 S-Sep. 2014 0.1

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.393 -0.4 -0.002 0.43 S-Jun. 2014 -1.2

Car and truck rental(5)

0.069 2.8 0.002 1.51 S-Sep. 2014 -3.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.153 0.1 0.001 0.09 S-Aug. 2014 -0.1

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.056 0.1 0.000 0.13 L-Aug. 2014 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.483 0.7 0.004 0.15 L-Sep. 2011 0.7

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.582 -0.4 -0.002 0.13 S-Mar. 2012 -0.4

Motor vehicle insurance

2.252 0.2 0.005 0.21 S-Aug. 2014 0.1

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.558 0.1 0.000 0.07 S-Sep. 2014 -1.0

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

0.309 -0.2 0.000 0.03 S-Sep. 2014 -1.6

Parking and other fees(5)

0.230 0.6 0.001 0.17 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

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

  0.3   0.20 L-Apr. 2014 0.4

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

  -0.1   0.26 S-Sep. 2014 -0.7

Public transportation

1.139 1.1 0.013 0.41 S-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Airline fare

0.728 1.4 0.010 0.56 S-Sep. 2014 -0.5

Other intercity transportation

0.150 1.8 0.003 0.79 L-Sep. 2013 2.8

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

           

Intercity train fare(7)(6)

  3.1   1.80 L-Mar. 2013 7.6

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  2.2   0.75 L-Sep. 2013 4.0

Intracity transportation(4)

0.257 0.0 0.000 0.03 S-Aug. 2014 -0.1

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

  0.0   0.05 S-Aug. 2014 -0.2

Recreation services(12)

3.706 0.0 -0.001 0.20 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Video and audio services(12)

1.547 -0.2 -0.003 0.13 S-Aug. 2014 -0.6

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.456 -0.2 -0.002 0.12 S-Aug. 2014 -0.6

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

0.091 -0.9 -0.001 0.80 S-Aug. 2014 -1.6

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

  -2.4   1.02 S-Aug. 2014 -2.7

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

  0.1   0.38 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.393 0.4 0.001 0.14 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.11 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.4   0.13 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.061 -0.1 0.000 0.49 - -

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  -1.3   0.31 S-Dec. 2010 -1.7

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.39 L-Sep. 2014 0.6

Other recreation services(5)

1.704 0.0 0.000 0.41 - -

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

0.599 0.0 0.000 0.52 S-Sep. 2014 -0.3

Admissions(4)

0.629 0.0 0.000 0.53 L-Jul. 2014 0.8

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

  -0.4   0.44 - -

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

  0.0   0.49 S-Sep. 2014 -0.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.208 0.0 0.000 0.17 S-Aug. 2014 -0.2

Education and communication services(12)

6.400 0.0 -0.001 0.07 L-Sep. 2014 0.0

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.087 0.4 0.011 0.07 S-Sep. 2014 0.1

College tuition and fees

1.832 0.4 0.007 0.10 S-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.373 0.4 0.001 0.06 L-Sep. 2014 0.4

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.717 0.3 0.002 0.08 L-Aug. 2014 0.5

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.039 0.4 0.000 0.14 S-Sep. 2014 0.1

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.143 0.4 0.001 0.02 - -

Postage(4)

0.129 0.5 0.001 0.00 - -

Delivery services(4)(5)

0.014 -0.4 0.000 0.26 S-Sep. 2014 -0.6

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.451 -0.4 -0.011 0.10 L-Sep. 2014 0.0

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.624 -0.6 -0.009 0.04 L-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.827 -0.1 -0.001 0.21 S-Jun. 2014 -0.1

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

0.706 -0.2 -0.001 0.26 S-Nov. 2013 -0.3

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.735 0.1 0.002 0.11 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Personal care services(4)

0.628 0.1 0.000 0.15 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

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

0.628 0.1 0.000 0.15 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Miscellaneous personal services

1.108 0.2 0.003 0.09 S-Sep. 2014 0.1

Legal services(9)

0.314 0.0 0.000 0.19 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Funeral expenses(9)

0.171 -0.1 0.000 0.15 S-Jun. 2014 -0.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.273 0.2 0.001 0.09 S-Sep. 2014 0.1

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

0.033 0.1 0.000 0.22 S-Sep. 2014 -0.4

Financial services(4)(9)

0.224 0.5 0.001 0.22 L-Jul. 2014 0.8

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

  0.0   0.04 - -

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

  0.6   0.38 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.947 -0.3 -0.288 0.04 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

All items less shelter

67.745 -0.5 -0.339 0.04 S-Dec. 2008 -1.2

All items less food and shelter

53.692 -0.7 -0.370 0.05 S-Dec. 2008 -1.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.806 -0.1 -0.027 0.05 S-Aug. 2014 -0.1

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

43.167 0.0 -0.008 0.06 S-Aug. 2014 -0.1

All items less medical care

92.416 -0.3 -0.290 0.04 S-Mar. 2013 -0.3

All items less energy

91.114 0.1 0.086 0.04 S-Aug. 2014 0.0

Commodities

38.663 -1.0 -0.384 0.06 S-Dec. 2008 -2.1

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.874 -0.3 -0.059 0.11 S-Apr. 2010 -0.3

Commodities less food

24.610 -1.7 -0.415 0.09 S-Dec. 2008 -3.4

Commodities less food and beverages

23.610 -1.8 -0.423 0.09 S-Dec. 2008 -3.5

Services

61.337 0.2 0.123 0.04 - -

Services less rent of shelter(16)

29.449 0.1 0.029 0.06 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Services less medical care services

55.488 0.1 0.077 0.04 S-Aug. 2014 0.0

Durables(4)

8.958 -0.7 -0.065 0.08 S-Sep. 2012 -0.8

Nondurables

29.705 -1.0 -0.312 0.08 S-Mar. 2013 -1.1

Nondurables less food

15.652 -2.3 -0.354 0.13 S-Dec. 2008 -5.2

Nondurables less food and beverages

14.651 -2.5 -0.364 0.14 S-Dec. 2008 -5.7

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

11.131 -2.9 -0.324 0.09 S-Dec. 2008 -7.5

Nondurables less food and apparel

12.131 -2.6 -0.313 0.09 S-Nov. 2012 -2.6

Housing

41.668 0.2 0.066 0.05 - -

Education and communication(5)

7.015 -0.1 -0.006 0.07 L-Sep. 2014 0.0

Education(5)

3.286 0.3 0.011 0.07 S-Sep. 2014 0.1

Communication(5)

3.729 -0.5 -0.017 0.09 L-Sep. 2014 -0.2

Information and information processing(5)

3.586 -0.5 -0.018 0.10 L-Sep. 2014 -0.2

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.135 -0.6 -0.007 0.21 S-Jul. 2013 -0.9

Recreation(5)

5.713 -0.2 -0.013 0.14 S-Aug. 2014 -0.4

Video and audio(5)

1.842 -0.5 -0.009 0.13 S-Aug. 2014 -0.6

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.043 0.2 0.002 0.21 - -

Photography(5)

0.122 -0.3 0.000 0.38 L-Sep. 2014 0.3

Food and beverages

15.054 0.3 0.039 0.07 L-Sep. 2014 0.3

Domestically produced farm food

7.000 0.1 0.005 0.13 S-Jun. 2014 -0.1

Other services

11.840 0.0 0.001 0.08 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.781 -1.2 -0.032 0.56 S-Sep. 1998 -1.7

Fuels and utilities

5.238 -0.1 -0.007 0.18 - -

Household energy

4.040 -0.4 -0.015 0.23 - -

Medical care

7.584 0.4 0.034 0.08 L-Aug. 2013 0.5

Transportation

16.093 -2.0 -0.330 0.08 S-Nov. 2012 -2.0

Private transportation

14.954 -2.3 -0.343 0.08 S-Dec. 2008 -5.3

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.715 -0.4 -0.021 0.09 S-Jun. 2014 -0.4

Utilities and public transportation

10.034 -0.1 -0.011 0.11 - -

Household furnishings and operations

4.176 -0.2 -0.009 0.11 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.354 -0.2 -0.007 0.11 S-Feb. 2012 -0.2

Personal care

2.649 -0.2 -0.006 0.13 S-Mar. 2011 -0.2

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, November 2014, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Oct.
2014
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Nov. 2013-
Nov. 2014
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Nov. 2013-
Nov. 2014(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 1.3   0.08 S-Feb. 2014 1.1

Food

14.053 3.2 0.441 0.11 L-Mar. 2012 3.3

Food at home

8.322 3.4 0.278 0.17 L-Mar. 2012 3.6

Cereals and bakery products

1.128 0.2 0.002 0.38 S-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Cereals and cereal products

0.370 -0.2 -0.001 0.61 S-Sep. 2014 -0.2

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 0.1 0.000 0.99 L-Mar. 2014 1.1

Breakfast cereal

0.194 1.1 0.002 0.85 L-Jan. 2014 1.9

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.128 -2.3 -0.003 0.97 S-Nov. 2012 -2.7

Rice(4)(5)

  -1.6   1.33 L-Sep. 2014 -0.4

Bakery products

0.758 0.5 0.004 0.50 S-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Bread(4)

0.223 -0.4 -0.001 1.01 S-Jun. 2014 -1.4

White bread(5)

  -1.5   1.53 S-Jun. 2014 -2.8

Bread other than white(5)

  -0.1   1.52 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.114 1.7 0.002 1.14 L-Feb. 2014 2.4

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.186 0.1 0.000 1.10 - -

Cookies(5)

  -0.1   1.44 L-Aug. 2014 2.7

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  0.5   1.44 S-Aug. 2014 0.2

Other bakery products

0.234 0.9 0.002 1.22 L-Jul. 2014 1.5

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  -0.7   2.33 S-Jul. 2014 -1.7

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  1.7   1.95 L-Jul. 2014 3.6

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

  0.9   1.33 L-Jul. 2014 1.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.983 9.1 0.169 0.36 L-Sep. 2014 9.4

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.863 9.3 0.162 0.38 L-Sep. 2014 9.5

Meats

1.218 12.8 0.140 0.44 L-Sep. 2014 13.0

Beef and veal

0.567 18.1 0.089 0.58 L-Jan. 2004 20.4

Uncooked ground beef

0.232 19.0 0.038 0.78 L-Jan. 2004 19.1

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.081 19.5 0.014 1.32 L-Sep. 2014 19.9

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.204 15.2 0.027 1.03 S-Jul. 2014 9.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.051 23.2 0.010 1.34 L-EVER -

Pork

0.382 9.9 0.034 0.76 L-Sep. 2014 11.4

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.144 4.3 0.006 0.95 S-Jun. 2013 4.0

Bacon and related products(5)

  -0.3   1.63 S-Feb. 2013 -1.7

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  11.6   1.41 L-Aug. 2014 11.7

Ham

0.082 13.8 0.010 1.88 L-Feb. 1991 14.9

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  15.5   1.79 L-Apr. 2005 15.8

Pork chops

0.065 11.8 0.007 1.36 S-Sep. 2014 11.0

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.092 14.9 0.012 1.65 L-Sep. 2014 20.0

Other meats

0.269 6.5 0.017 0.98 L-Dec. 2011 6.7

Frankfurters(5)

  6.0   2.37 L-Sep. 2014 6.0

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  6.0   0.97 L-Sep. 2014 6.0

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  7.9   2.07 L-Feb. 2012 8.2

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  1.0   3.91 L-Apr. 2012 10.0

Poultry

0.356 2.5 0.009 0.87 L-Jul. 2014 2.7

Chicken(4)

0.288 2.9 0.008 1.02 L-Jul. 2014 3.0

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  3.5   1.76 L-Sep. 2014 4.2

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  2.6   1.29 L-Jul. 2014 2.7

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.068 0.6 0.000 1.55 L-Sep. 2014 0.9

Fish and seafood

0.289 4.4 0.012 0.85 L-Sep. 2014 6.1

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.148 4.6 0.006 1.23 S-Aug. 2013 3.8

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.141 4.4 0.006 1.16 L-Sep. 2014 4.9

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  2.7   1.47 L-Oct. 2013 2.8

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  6.3   2.28 L-Sep. 2014 8.3

Eggs

0.120 6.2 0.007 1.14 S-Feb. 2014 5.7

Dairy and related products

0.884 5.0 0.043 0.47 S-Sep. 2014 4.9

Milk(4)

0.278 4.4 0.012 0.69 S-Feb. 2014 2.6

Fresh whole milk(5)

  6.3   1.03 S-Jul. 2014 6.3

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  3.8   0.71 S-Feb. 2014 2.5

Cheese and related products

0.284 8.5 0.023 0.88 S-Sep. 2014 6.8

Ice cream and related products

0.121 1.3 0.002 1.19 L-Feb. 2013 1.7

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.201 3.5 0.007 0.80 S-Sep. 2014 2.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.364 1.7 0.023 0.54 S-Sep. 2014 0.9

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.060 2.1 0.023 0.67 S-Sep. 2014 1.4

Fresh fruits

0.586 3.7 0.021 0.94 S-Feb. 2014 1.6

Apples

0.085 -1.1 -0.001 1.68 S-Mar. 2014 -3.0

Bananas

0.087 1.0 0.001 1.11 L-Jan. 2012 2.5

Citrus fruits(4)

0.171 7.4 0.012 2.17 S-Sep. 2014 7.2

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  6.6   2.90 L-Jun. 2014 7.5

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.243 3.6 0.008 1.62 S-Feb. 2014 0.9

Fresh vegetables

0.474 0.4 0.002 0.99 L-Jun. 2014 2.0

Potatoes

0.079 -2.6 -0.002 1.79 S-Sep. 2014 -6.7

Lettuce

0.068 4.1 0.003 2.67 L-Jun. 2014 4.6

Tomatoes

0.084 7.6 0.007 2.13 L-Sep. 2013 9.0

Other fresh vegetables

0.242 -2.2 -0.005 1.23 L-Jul. 2014 -1.9

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.304 -0.1 0.000 0.69 S-Sep. 2014 -0.6

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.159 -0.8 -0.001 1.12 S-Apr. 2013 -0.8

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  -0.7   1.34 S-Jul. 2014 -0.9

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  -1.0   1.20 S-May 2013 -1.1

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.088 1.3 0.001 1.17 L-Sep. 2012 3.0

Frozen vegetables(5)

  0.1   1.45 S-Sep. 2014 -0.5

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.057 0.0 0.000 1.16 S-Sep. 2014 -1.2

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

  5.4   2.11 L-Sep. 2012 10.7

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.947 1.4 0.013 0.47 L-Apr. 2012 1.9

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.691 1.0 0.007 0.56 L-Sep. 2012 1.1

Carbonated drinks

0.285 0.4 0.001 0.73 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 1.7 0.000 1.37 L-May 2014 2.5

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.392 1.3 0.005 0.86 L-Nov. 2012 1.6

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.255 2.4 0.006 0.69 L-Apr. 2012 3.5

Coffee

0.157 3.0 0.005 0.97 L-Apr. 2012 5.8

Roasted coffee(5)

  3.5   1.31 L-Apr. 2012 5.9

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  -0.7   2.43 S-May 2014 -1.8

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.098 1.4 0.001 0.88 L-Oct. 2013 2.2

Other food at home

2.017 1.4 0.028 0.32 - -

Sugar and sweets

0.294 -0.2 -0.001 0.75 L-Sep. 2014 0.9

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.053 -2.2 -0.001 0.97 L-Dec. 2012 -1.3

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.181 0.2 0.000 1.12 S-Jul. 2014 -1.7

Other sweets(4)

0.060 0.3 0.000 1.17 L-Sep. 2014 0.8

Fats and oils

0.248 1.4 0.003 0.63 S-Aug. 2014 1.1

Butter and margarine(4)

0.079 14.1 0.010 1.05 S-Sep. 2014 11.3

Butter(5)

  27.2   1.53 S-Sep. 2014 23.7

Margarine(5)

  2.3   1.48 S-Sep. 2014 -0.2

Salad dressing(4)

0.062 -4.3 -0.003 1.13 S-Dec. 2005 -4.3

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.108 -3.1 -0.003 0.99 S-Apr. 2014 -4.0

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  -4.1   1.26 L-Sep. 2014 -3.3

Other foods

1.474 1.7 0.025 0.39 L-Sep. 2014 1.7

Soups

0.093 0.4 0.000 1.30 S-Jun. 2014 -1.1

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.277 3.0 0.008 0.82 L-Mar. 2012 3.0

Snacks

0.325 2.4 0.008 1.00 L-Jul. 2013 3.6

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.291 1.2 0.003 0.92 S-Apr. 2014 -0.4

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

  4.6   1.48 L-Aug. 2014 4.7

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  -1.0   1.57 S-Aug. 2014 -4.8

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  0.4   1.43 S-Apr. 2014 -1.5

Other condiments(5)

  -1.7   1.03 S-Aug. 2014 -3.0

Baby food(4)

0.055 2.7 0.002 0.79 L-Sep. 2014 3.3

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.433 0.9 0.004 0.82 S-Sep. 2014 0.7

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  3.2   1.19 - -

Food away from home

5.731 2.9 0.163 0.17 L-Jul. 2012 2.9

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.777 3.0 0.083 0.27 L-Jan. 2012 3.0

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.368 3.0 0.070 0.27 L-Oct. 2012 3.2

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.210 2.1 0.005 0.67 S-Aug. 2014 0.9

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

  2.6   0.73 S-Sep. 2014 2.4

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.062 0.1 0.000 0.80 L-Sep. 2014 0.1

Other food away from home(4)

0.314 1.8 0.006 0.43 S-Jan. 2014 1.8

Energy

8.886 -4.8 -0.433 0.19 S-Oct. 2013 -4.8

Energy commodities

5.097 -10.2 -0.539 0.18 S-Oct. 2009 -18.7

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.250 -6.3 -0.015 0.60 S-Jul. 2012 -7.3

Fuel oil

0.155 -10.1 -0.016 0.62 S-Oct. 2009 -26.3

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.096 0.7 0.001 1.34 S-Jun. 2013 -1.8

Motor fuel

4.847 -10.5 -0.524 0.19 S-Oct. 2009 -18.4

Gasoline (all types)

4.765 -10.5 -0.519 0.19 S-Oct. 2009 -17.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  -10.9   0.55 S-Oct. 2009 -18.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  -8.8   0.53 S-Oct. 2013 -9.3

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  -9.0   0.56 S-Oct. 2013 -9.1

Other motor fuels(4)

0.081 -5.8 -0.004 0.23 S-Oct. 2013 -6.0

Energy services(10)

3.789 2.9 0.106 0.42 S-Dec. 2013 2.4

Electricity(10)

2.941 2.8 0.079 0.49 S-Sep. 2014 2.8

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.848 3.2 0.027 0.60 S-Dec. 2013 -0.1

All items less food and energy

77.061 1.7 1.314 0.09 S-Sep. 2014 1.7

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.513 -0.5 -0.099 0.24 S-Jan. 2009 -0.5

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.335 -1.8 -0.060 0.30 - -

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.271 -1.9 -0.005 0.93 S-Jun. 2014 -2.1

Floor coverings(4)

0.047 1.0 0.000 1.29 L-Sep. 2014 2.1

Window coverings(4)

0.053 1.1 0.001 1.08 L-Apr. 2013 1.7

Other linens(4)

0.172 -3.8 -0.006 1.37 S-Jun. 2014 -4.1

Furniture and bedding

0.757 -2.2 -0.017 0.78 L-Jan. 2014 -1.6

Bedroom furniture

0.266 -2.7 -0.007 1.08 S-Aug. 2014 -3.3

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

0.356 -3.0 -0.011 1.03 L-Feb. 2014 -3.0

Other furniture(4)

0.126 1.0 0.001 2.52 L-Jan. 2013 2.3

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

           

Appliances(4)

0.275 -4.9 -0.014 0.83 S-Jun. 2014 -5.4

Major appliances(4)

0.150 -7.7 -0.012 1.14 S-Jun. 2014 -7.9

Laundry equipment(5)

  -10.2   1.19 S-EVER -

Other appliances(4)

0.121 -1.3 -0.002 1.15 S-Sep. 2014 -2.5

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.487 -3.5 -0.017 1.17 S-Sep. 2014 -3.5

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.263 -4.8 -0.013 1.84 S-Sep. 2014 -5.3

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.104 1.1 0.001 1.66 L-Jun. 2014 1.2

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.044 -5.2 -0.002 3.26 S-Jun. 2014 -6.3

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.075 -3.8 -0.003 1.34 S-Aug. 2014 -5.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.703 -0.1 -0.001 0.58 L-Mar. 2014 0.1

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.188 -0.4 -0.001 0.71 S-Sep. 2014 -0.4

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.364 0.0 0.000 0.81 L-Mar. 2014 0.1

Housekeeping supplies

0.841 -0.6 -0.005 0.44 L-Apr. 2014 -0.6

Household cleaning products(4)

0.331 -1.0 -0.003 0.67 L-Jun. 2013 -1.0

Household paper products(4)

0.247 -0.6 -0.002 0.72 L-Sep. 2014 -0.2

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.263 -0.1 0.000 0.79 S-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Apparel

3.520 -0.3 -0.013 1.12 S-Feb. 2014 -0.6

Men's and boys' apparel

0.869 -1.7 -0.014 1.54 L-Sep. 2014 -0.4

Men's apparel

0.684 -1.2 -0.008 1.77 L-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.111 -3.7 -0.004 5.75 S-Jun. 2014 -4.7

Men's furnishings

0.191 -1.0 -0.002 2.27 S-May 2014 -1.3

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.209 -2.6 -0.006 3.39 S-Sep. 2014 -3.2

Men's pants and shorts

0.165 2.2 0.004 3.81 L-Sep. 2014 3.7

Boys' apparel

0.185 -3.2 -0.006 3.42 S-Apr. 2013 -3.9

Women's and girls' apparel

1.556 -0.4 -0.006 2.28 S-Nov. 2013 -0.4

Women's apparel

1.306 -0.4 -0.006 2.46 S-Jun. 2013 -0.9

Women's outerwear

0.128 5.2 0.007 8.24 S-Nov. 2013 2.3

Women's dresses

0.175 3.9 0.006 12.36 S-Sep. 2014 0.1

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.605 -3.0 -0.018 2.48 S-Feb. 2014 -3.1

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

0.387 0.1 0.000 1.96 S-May 2013 -0.2

Girls' apparel

0.250 0.0 0.000 5.18 S-Sep. 2014 -1.2

Footwear

0.740 2.0 0.016 1.28 S-Aug. 2014 1.2

Men's footwear

0.219 1.4 0.003 1.81 L-Sep. 2014 2.0

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.179 6.7 0.011 2.69 S-Jun. 2014 3.9

Women's footwear

0.341 0.2 0.001 1.95 S-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.136 1.1 0.001 1.92 S-Jun. 2014 1.1

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.220 -3.8 -0.010 1.99 S-Jul. 2005 -3.8

Watches(8)

0.047 0.0 0.000 3.43 S-Jul. 2014 -0.5

Jewelry(8)

0.172 -5.0 -0.010 2.26 - -

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.681 -0.6 -0.035 0.21 S-EVER -

New vehicles

3.506 0.6 0.020 0.30 - -

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  0.6   0.27 - -

New cars(5)

  0.1   0.25 L-Oct. 2013 0.3

New trucks(13)(5)

  1.3   0.26 - -

Used cars and trucks

1.639 -3.1 -0.052 0.29 S-Aug. 2009 -5.4

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.429 -0.7 -0.003 0.37 S-Jul. 2014 -1.0

Tires

0.281 -1.8 -0.005 0.49 S-Jul. 2014 -2.0

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.148 1.5 0.002 0.64 - -

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  1.0   0.57 L-Aug. 2014 1.0

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  2.0   0.86 S-May 2014 1.4

Medical care commodities

1.735 3.1 0.054 0.84 L-Sep. 2012 3.3

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.660 3.3 0.054 0.88 L-Sep. 2012 3.3

Prescription drugs

1.315 4.6 0.058 1.06 L-Jul. 2011 4.6

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.345 -1.4 -0.005 0.78 L-Sep. 2014 0.6

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.075 0.6 0.000 0.84 L-Oct. 2013 0.7

Recreation commodities(11)

2.007 -2.8 -0.060 0.41 S-Aug. 2014 -2.9

Video and audio products(11)

0.296 -10.0 -0.033 0.58 S-Jul. 2012 -10.3

Televisions

0.138 -16.2 -0.026 1.06 S-Apr. 2013 -17.4

Other video equipment(4)

0.031 1.1 0.001 2.08 S-Jul. 2014 -0.1

Audio equipment

0.067 -8.1 -0.006 1.23 S-May 2012 -8.7

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.043 -3.0 -0.001 1.19 L-Sep. 2014 -2.4

Pets and pet products

0.650 -0.5 -0.003 0.67 S-Aug. 2014 -1.4

Pet food(4)(5)

  -0.1   0.76 - -

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

  -0.5   1.15 S-Aug. 2014 -2.2

Sporting goods

0.402 -2.0 -0.009 0.95 S-Jul. 2014 -2.2

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.181 -1.0 -0.002 1.13 S-Jul. 2014 -1.6

Sports equipment

0.216 -2.9 -0.006 1.58 S-Oct. 2013 -3.2

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.060 -0.8 0.000 1.92 S-Aug. 2014 -0.9

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

      2.36 - -

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -4.6   2.83 S-Aug. 2014 -4.7

Recreational reading materials

0.217 1.9 0.004 0.97 S-Sep. 2014 1.7

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.121 3.8 0.004 1.36 S-Aug. 2014 3.8

Recreational books(4)

0.094 -0.3 0.000 1.38 L-Jan. 2014 0.3

Other recreational goods(4)

0.382 -4.7 -0.019 1.25 S-Sep. 2014 -4.8

Toys

0.278 -6.4 -0.019 1.48 S-Aug. 2014 -6.8

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

  -3.6   2.14 S-Sep. 2014 -4.1

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.051 0.0 0.000 2.78 L-May 2014 0.3

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.041 2.4 0.001 2.30 L-Sep. 2013 2.8

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.615 -4.0 -0.026 0.69 S-Aug. 2013 -4.0

Educational books and supplies

0.199 4.2 0.008 1.03 S-Jul. 2014 2.4

College textbooks(14)(5)

  4.5   0.95 S-Jul. 2014 2.9

Information technology commodities(11)

0.416 -7.5 -0.034 0.93 S-Feb. 2014 -7.5

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.279 -8.0 -0.025 1.23 S-Sep. 2014 -8.0

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.068 -1.5 -0.001 3.85 L-Aug. 2014 -1.3

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

0.070 -10.6 -0.008 1.61 S-Sep. 2006 -11.1

Alcoholic beverages

1.000 1.7 0.017 0.30 L-Dec. 2013 1.8

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.589 1.5 0.009 0.42 L-Dec. 2013 1.5

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.269 1.3 0.004 0.49 L-Sep. 2014 1.6

Distilled spirits at home

0.073 1.2 0.001 0.68 L-May 2014 1.3

Whiskey at home(5)

  1.1   1.23 S-Jun. 2013 1.0

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  0.6   0.73 L-Jan. 2014 1.1

Wine at home

0.247 1.8 0.004 0.82 L-Aug. 2013 1.8

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.412 2.1 0.009 0.41 L-Dec. 2013 2.3

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

  2.4   0.60 L-Oct. 2013 2.4

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  1.9   0.86 L-Dec. 2013 2.4

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  1.5   0.68 S-Sep. 2014 1.5

Other goods(11)

1.619 1.5 0.024 0.35 S-Nov. 2013 1.2

Tobacco and smoking products

0.705 2.7 0.020 0.43 L-Jun. 2014 4.3

Cigarettes(4)

0.649 2.8 0.019 0.47 L-Jul. 2014 2.8

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.049 1.6 0.001 1.17 L-Jan. 2014 2.7

Personal care products

0.723 0.8 0.006 0.67 S-Jun. 2014 0.7

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

0.367 -0.6 -0.002 1.06 S-Jul. 2013 -1.2

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.348 2.4 0.008 0.90 S-Sep. 2014 1.8

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.191 -0.8 -0.001 1.02 S-May 2014 -1.3

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  -0.1   1.31 S-May 2014 -0.3

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -2.3   1.70 S-May 2014 -2.5

Services less energy services

57.547 2.5 1.412 0.10 - -

Shelter

32.255 3.0 0.954 0.15 - -

Rent of shelter(15)

31.887 3.0 0.936 0.15 - -

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.032 3.5 0.241 0.17 L-Nov. 2008 3.6

Lodging away from home(4)

0.891 5.8 0.049 1.35 S-Sep. 2014 5.0

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

0.170 2.7 0.005 0.27 S-Sep. 2014 2.7

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.721 6.5 0.044 1.66 S-Sep. 2014 5.5

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

23.964 2.7 0.646 0.17 - -

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

22.566 2.7 0.608 0.17 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.367 5.2 0.019 0.94 S-Jul. 2014 5.2

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.198 4.3 0.050 0.83 L-Jul. 2013 4.4

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.925 5.1 0.046 1.07 L-Jul. 2013 5.1

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.274 1.5 0.004 0.63 S-May 2012 1.4

Household operations(4)

0.841 3.2 0.026 0.39 S-Sep. 2014 2.7

Domestic services(4)

0.275 2.0 0.005 0.43 S-Sep. 2013 1.8

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.276 4.4 0.012 0.39 - -

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.119 2.8 0.004 1.77 S-Aug. 2014 2.7

Repair of household items(4)

0.065 3.0 0.002 0.93 - -

Medical care services

5.849 2.3 0.136 0.24 L-Jul. 2014 2.5

Professional services

2.985 1.8 0.054 0.26 L-May 2014 1.9

Physicians' services(10)

1.565 1.5 0.024 0.43 L-Aug. 2014 1.5

Dental services(10)

0.794 1.9 0.015 0.45 S-Jul. 2014 1.9

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.279 2.6 0.007 0.61 L-May 2012 3.3

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.347 1.9 0.007 0.38 L-Dec. 2013 2.1

Hospital and related services

2.121 4.3 0.089 0.39 L-Jul. 2014 5.5

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.819 4.7 0.082 0.44 L-Jul. 2014 6.0

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

  5.4   0.55 L-Jul. 2014 6.8

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

  4.2   0.88 L-Jul. 2014 5.6

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

0.171 3.0 0.005 0.40 S-Aug. 2014 2.9

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.130 1.4 0.002 0.39 L-Sep. 2014 1.4

Health insurance(7)

0.743 -1.0 -0.007 0.28 L-Jul. 2014 -0.9

Transportation services

5.565 1.8 0.099 0.34 - -

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.393 -2.3 -0.009 1.24 S-Sep. 2014 -2.3

Car and truck rental(4)

0.069 4.1 0.003 2.04 L-Apr. 2014 5.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.153 2.1 0.024 0.30 L-Mar. 2012 2.3

Motor vehicle body work

0.056 1.9 0.001 0.52 L-Aug. 2014 2.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.483 2.5 0.012 0.57 L-Jun. 2012 2.5

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.582 1.8 0.010 0.44 S-Sep. 2014 1.8

Motor vehicle insurance

2.252 4.8 0.108 0.62 L-Jun. 2014 4.9

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.558 0.3 0.001 0.41 L-Aug. 2014 0.7

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

0.309 -0.9 -0.003 0.59 S-Sep. 2014 -1.0

Parking and other fees(4)

0.230 1.8 0.004 0.48 L-Jun. 2014 2.0

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  1.9   1.10 L-Jun. 2014 2.6

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  0.1   0.82 L-Mar. 2014 0.4

Public transportation

1.139 -2.4 -0.029 0.72 S-Mar. 2014 -2.5

Airline fare

0.728 -3.9 -0.031 1.05 S-Mar. 2014 -4.1

Other intercity transportation

0.150 -0.4 -0.001 1.85 L-Apr. 2014 0.6

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

           

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  3.0   2.00 L-Apr. 2013 7.4

Ship fare(4)(5)

  -1.6   1.88 L-Aug. 2014 0.3

Intracity transportation

0.257 1.1 0.003 0.45 S-Sep. 2014 1.0

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  1.1   1.80 - -

Recreation services(11)

3.706 1.2 0.045 0.47 S-Aug. 2011 1.0

Video and audio services(11)

1.547 1.4 0.022 0.38 S-Sep. 2014 1.4

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.456 1.8 0.027 0.40 S-Aug. 2011 1.7

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

0.091 -4.6 -0.005 1.66 L-Jun. 2014 -3.2

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -8.2   2.39 L-Jul. 2014 -8.1

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

  -0.3   1.00 L-Jun. 2014 0.3

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.393 2.9 0.011 0.47 - -

Pet services(4)(5)

  2.0   0.86 L-Sep. 2014 2.0

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  3.2   0.52 S-Dec. 2013 3.2

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.061 2.0 0.001 1.07 L-Sep. 2014 2.6

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  1.1   0.64 S-Sep. 2013 0.9

Film processing(4)(5)

  3.4   1.03 L-Sep. 2014 3.5

Other recreation services(4)

1.704 0.6 0.010 0.91 S-Nov. 2011 -0.2

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

0.599 0.5 0.003 1.23 L-Aug. 2014 2.0

Admissions

0.629 0.2 0.001 1.50 S-Oct. 2013 0.1

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

  0.0   1.21 S-Oct. 2013 -0.3

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  2.2   1.53 S-Sep. 2014 1.3

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.208 2.2 0.005 1.41 S-Sep. 2014 1.8

Education and communication services(11)

6.400 1.1 0.070 0.23 S-EVER -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.087 3.3 0.099 0.34 - -

College tuition and fees

1.832 3.5 0.062 0.50 - -

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.373 4.0 0.014 0.44 L-Jul. 2014 4.1

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.717 2.5 0.018 0.43 - -

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.039 1.9 0.001 0.98 - -

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.143 3.9 0.005 0.48 S-Apr. 2014 3.9

Postage

0.129 4.1 0.005 0.51 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.014 1.7 0.000 0.50 S-Apr. 2014 1.2

Telephone services(4)

2.451 -1.9 -0.047 0.32 S-Feb. 2005 -2.1

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.624 -3.6 -0.061 0.39 S-Oct. 2011 -3.7

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.827 1.7 0.014 0.59 - -

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.706 1.8 0.013 1.01 L-Aug. 2014 1.8

Other personal services(11)

1.735 1.9 0.033 0.35 - -

Personal care services

0.628 1.3 0.008 0.58 S-Sep. 2014 1.0

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.628 1.3 0.008 0.58 S-Sep. 2014 1.0

Miscellaneous personal services

1.108 2.2 0.025 0.40 L-Mar. 2014 2.3

Legal services(8)

0.314 1.8 0.006 0.75 L-Jul. 2014 2.2

Funeral expenses(8)

0.171 1.6 0.003 0.41 S-Sep. 2014 1.5

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.273 2.5 0.007 0.44 L-Jan. 2013 2.8

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.033 2.3 0.001 0.99 S-Sep. 2014 2.0

Financial services(8)

0.224 3.0 0.007 1.00 L-May 2013 4.1

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

  -0.1   3.68 - -

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

  5.6   0.85 L-May 2012 6.4

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.947 1.0 0.881 0.09 S-Oct. 2013 0.9

All items less shelter

67.745 0.5 0.368 0.10 S-Feb. 2014 0.5

All items less food and shelter

53.692 -0.1 -0.073 0.11 S-Oct. 2009 -0.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.806 0.8 0.360 0.13 S-Feb. 2004 0.7

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

43.167 0.9 0.412 0.14 S-Sep. 2014 0.9

All items less medical care

92.416 1.2 1.132 0.08 S-Feb. 2014 1.0

All items less energy

91.114 1.9 1.755 0.08 S-Sep. 2014 1.9

Commodities

38.663 -0.5 -0.196 0.13 S-Feb. 2014 -0.8

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.874 -0.3 -0.046 0.27 S-Aug. 2014 -0.4

Commodities less food

24.610 -2.5 -0.637 0.18 S-Oct. 2013 -2.5

Commodities less food and beverages

23.610 -2.7 -0.655 0.19 S-Sep. 2009 -6.6

Services

61.337 2.5 1.518 0.11 - -

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.449 2.0 0.582 0.14 - -

Services less medical care services

55.488 2.5 1.383 0.11 S-Feb. 2014 2.4

Durables

8.958 -1.7 -0.158 0.17 S-Apr. 2009 -2.0

Nondurables

29.705 -0.1 -0.038 0.15 S-Feb. 2014 -0.7

Nondurables less food

15.652 -3.0 -0.479 0.25 S-Oct. 2013 -3.4

Nondurables less food and beverages

14.651 -3.3 -0.497 0.27 S-Oct. 2013 -3.7

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

11.131 -4.3 -0.483 0.17 S-Oct. 2013 -4.7

Nondurables less food and apparel

12.131 -3.8 -0.466 0.16 S-Oct. 2013 -4.3

Housing

41.668 2.6 1.062 0.14 S-Sep. 2014 2.6

Education and communication(4)

7.015 0.6 0.045 0.21 S-Jul. 1999 0.4

Education(4)

3.286 3.3 0.108 0.32 S-Sep. 2014 3.3

Communication(4)

3.729 -1.6 -0.063 0.27 S-Nov. 2011 -1.7

Information and information processing(4)

3.586 -1.8 -0.068 0.28 S-Nov. 2011 -2.0

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.135 -1.8 -0.021 0.71 S-Sep. 2014 -1.9

Recreation(4)

5.713 -0.3 -0.016 0.31 S-Apr. 2011 -0.4

Video and audio(4)

1.842 -0.6 -0.011 0.35 S-Aug. 2011 -0.6

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.043 0.8 0.008 0.45 - -

Photography(4)

0.122 0.7 0.001 1.17 L-Sep. 2014 1.8

Food and beverages

15.054 3.1 0.459 0.10 L-Mar. 2012 3.2

Domestically produced farm food

7.000 3.7 0.252 0.18 - -

Other services

11.840 1.2 0.148 0.20 S-Jul. 2011 1.2

Apparel less footwear

2.781 -0.9 -0.029 1.35 S-Dec. 2010 -1.0

Fuels and utilities

5.238 2.7 0.141 0.36 S-Dec. 2013 2.7

Household energy

4.040 2.3 0.091 0.39 S-Nov. 2013 2.2

Medical care

7.584 2.5 0.190 0.28 L-Jul. 2014 2.6

Transportation

16.093 -2.8 -0.460 0.14 S-Oct. 2009 -3.8

Private transportation

14.954 -2.8 -0.432 0.14 S-Oct. 2013 -2.8

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.715 -0.7 -0.038 0.22 S-May 2009 -1.1

Utilities and public transportation

10.034 1.1 0.107 0.24 S-Dec. 2012 1.1

Household furnishings and operations

4.176 -0.8 -0.034 0.24 - -

Other goods and services

3.354 1.7 0.056 0.26 S-Sep. 2014 1.6

Personal care

2.649 1.4 0.037 0.32 S-Jun. 2014 1.2

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: December 17, 2014