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, April 2016 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Mar.
2016
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Apr.
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2015-
Apr.
2016
Mar.
2016-
Apr.
2016
Jan.
2016-
Feb.
2016
Feb.
2016-
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2016-
Apr.
2016

All items

100.000 236.599 238.132 239.261 1.1 0.5 -0.2 0.1 0.4

Food

13.925 246.121 247.978 248.413 0.9 0.2 0.2 -0.2 0.2

Food at home

8.139 241.305 240.329 240.635 -0.3 0.1 0.2 -0.5 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.090 273.366 273.162 273.924 0.2 0.3 0.2 -0.6 0.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.831 258.991 250.837 250.839 -3.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1

Dairy and related products

0.830 222.691 218.131 218.315 -2.0 0.1 0.0 -0.5 0.4

Fruits and vegetables

1.386 290.178 298.162 296.217 2.1 -0.7 0.8 -1.9 -0.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.975 168.401 168.187 168.771 0.2 0.3 0.6 -0.3 0.3

Other food at home

2.027 208.648 209.743 211.009 1.1 0.6 -0.1 0.4 0.5

Food away from home(1)

5.785 254.727 260.883 261.517 2.7 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Energy

6.609 203.715 179.017 185.652 -8.9 3.7 -6.0 0.9 3.4

Energy commodities

3.040 220.732 174.500 189.322 -14.2 8.5 -12.5 1.9 7.8

Fuel oil(1)

0.085 270.850 192.617 196.349 -27.5 1.9 -2.9 1.7 1.9

Motor fuel

2.870 216.595 171.050 186.428 -13.9 9.0 -12.9 2.2 8.0

Gasoline (all types)

2.828 215.461 170.356 185.808 -13.8 9.1 -13.0 2.2 8.1

Energy services(2)

3.569 196.502 191.203 190.495 -3.1 -0.4 0.1 0.2 -0.1

Electricity(2)

2.824 206.179 202.487 201.778 -2.1 -0.4 -0.2 0.4 -0.3

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.746 164.839 154.822 154.130 -6.5 -0.4 1.0 -0.7 0.6

All items less food and energy

79.466 241.802 246.358 246.992 2.1 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.730 147.303 146.367 146.565 -0.5 0.1 0.3 -0.2 -0.1

Apparel

3.196 128.593 127.427 127.770 -0.6 0.3 1.6 -1.1 -0.3

New vehicles

3.753 147.844 148.227 147.895 0.0 -0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.3

Used cars and trucks

2.141 149.788 146.178 147.489 -1.5 0.9 0.2 -0.1 -0.3

Medical care commodities

1.831 354.339 362.386 363.843 2.7 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.5

Alcoholic beverages

0.960 239.237 242.230 242.407 1.3 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2

Tobacco and smoking products

0.653 917.843 953.512 952.185 3.7 -0.1 0.2 0.5 0.1

Services less energy services

59.737 299.544 307.703 308.619 3.0 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Shelter

33.253 276.978 285.196 285.836 3.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.741 283.598 293.489 294.175 3.7 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

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

24.225 283.920 292.080 292.855 3.1 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Medical care services

6.626 476.163 489.520 490.848 3.1 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.3

Physicians' services(2)

1.681 365.146 372.672 372.961 2.1 0.1 0.3 0.2 -0.1

Hospital services(2)(4)

2.219 291.775 300.303 300.733 3.1 0.1 0.5 -0.2 0.3

Transportation services

5.882 289.971 296.363 299.635 3.3 1.1 0.2 0.2 0.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.164 269.948 273.980 274.864 1.8 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.3

Motor vehicle insurance

2.385 456.564 478.644 483.823 6.0 1.1 0.4 0.6 1.2

Airline fare

0.676 294.603 283.584 295.909 0.4 4.3 0.1 -0.9 1.1

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.

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2016