Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U. S. city average, by expenditure category

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, August 2016 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jul.
2016
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Aug.
2015
Jul.
2016
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015-
Aug.
2016
Jul.
2016-
Aug.
2016
May
2016-
Jun.
2016
Jun.
2016-
Jul.
2016
Jul.
2016-
Aug.
2016

All items

100.000 238.316 240.647 240.853 1.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2

Food

13.756 247.671 247.554 247.719 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Food at home

7.983 242.746 238.207 238.088 -1.9 0.0 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.080 274.968 273.418 273.104 -0.7 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.783 263.601 246.875 246.547 -6.5 -0.1 -0.7 -0.6 -0.4

Dairy and related products

0.808 220.716 214.605 215.506 -2.4 0.4 -0.3 -0.4 0.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.343 291.344 291.960 292.156 0.3 0.1 -0.1 0.3 0.0

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.956 168.017 166.648 167.044 -0.6 0.2 -0.7 0.3 -0.1

Other food at home

2.013 209.892 210.486 209.761 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.2

Food away from home(1)

5.772 256.449 263.051 263.649 2.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Energy

7.158 213.248 195.940 193.524 -9.2 -1.2 1.3 -1.6 0.0

Energy commodities

3.430 233.619 198.978 193.119 -17.3 -2.9 3.3 -4.4 -0.9

Fuel oil(1)

0.093 237.580 212.482 207.143 -12.8 -2.5 3.3 -1.3 -2.5

Motor fuel

3.255 231.305 196.053 190.209 -17.8 -3.0 3.3 -4.6 -0.9

Gasoline (all types)

3.207 230.513 195.243 189.375 -17.8 -3.0 3.3 -4.7 -0.9

Energy services(2)

3.728 203.246 201.832 202.521 -0.4 0.3 -0.5 1.0 0.8

Electricity(2)

2.956 215.786 214.193 214.222 -0.7 0.0 -0.5 0.5 0.5

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.773 162.885 162.129 164.715 1.1 1.6 -0.4 3.1 2.1

All items less food and energy

79.086 242.651 247.768 248.284 2.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.326 145.808 144.883 145.151 -0.5 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.1

Apparel

3.054 124.547 123.030 124.871 0.3 1.5 -0.4 0.0 0.2

New vehicles

3.686 146.704 147.119 146.713 0.0 -0.3 -0.2 0.2 0.0

Used cars and trucks

2.108 150.908 145.457 144.858 -4.0 -0.4 -1.1 -1.0 -0.6

Medical care commodities

1.841 356.334 368.147 372.393 4.5 1.2 1.1 0.4 1.1

Alcoholic beverages

0.949 239.313 242.032 242.009 1.1 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Tobacco and smoking products

0.653 939.082 962.630 969.004 3.2 0.7 0.6 -0.5 0.7

Services less energy services

59.761 301.963 311.076 311.749 3.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3

Shelter

33.320 280.093 288.780 289.605 3.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.748 287.068 296.862 297.916 3.8 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3

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

24.257 287.026 295.554 296.521 3.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Medical care services

6.637 475.189 495.492 499.217 5.1 0.8 0.2 0.5 0.9

Physicians' services(2)

1.696 366.365 380.083 382.156 4.3 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.7

Hospital services(2)(4)

2.210 288.181 302.161 305.972 6.2 1.3 0.1 0.4 1.7

Transportation services

5.908 289.798 300.823 298.876 3.1 -0.6 0.3 -0.2 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.160 270.838 276.058 275.923 1.9 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0

Motor vehicle insurance

2.411 461.046 489.064 491.047 6.5 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.5

Airline fare

0.669 277.768 283.501 268.040 -3.5 -5.5 1.6 -4.9 -0.1

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.

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