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, February 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jan.
2015
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Feb.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014-
Feb.
2015
Jan.
2015-
Feb.
2015
Nov.
2014-
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2014-
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2015-
Feb.
2015

All items

100.000 234.781 233.707 234.722 0.0 0.4 -0.3 -0.7 0.2

Food

14.357 239.608 246.538 246.680 3.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2

Food at home

8.490 236.114 243.123 242.906 2.9 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.156 270.583 273.589 273.052 0.9 -0.2 0.2 0.7 -0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.023 242.386 260.982 260.863 7.6 0.0 0.4 -0.1 0.3

Dairy and related products(1)

0.895 220.861 227.800 225.535 2.1 -1.0 0.6 -0.9 -1.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.391 292.540 298.781 295.686 1.1 -1.0 0.3 -0.9 -0.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.969 165.980 168.603 168.901 1.8 0.2 -0.4 0.1 0.6

Other food at home

2.056 205.554 207.218 208.954 1.7 0.8 0.2 -0.1 0.5

Food away from home(1)

5.867 246.187 253.037 253.719 3.1 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Energy

7.408 242.041 192.619 196.597 -18.8 2.1 -4.7 -9.7 1.0

Energy commodities

3.536 298.403 192.221 201.485 -32.5 4.8 -9.0 -18.0 2.1

Fuel oil(1)

0.126 405.344 273.718 279.040 -31.2 1.9 -7.8 -9.9 1.9

Motor fuel

3.316 291.512 186.763 196.272 -32.7 5.1 -9.2 -18.6 2.2

Gasoline (all types)

3.251 289.814 185.142 194.883 -32.8 5.3 -9.2 -18.7 2.4

Energy services(2)

3.871 198.846 201.594 200.685 0.9 -0.5 0.8 -0.1 -0.2

Electricity(2)

3.010 202.224 208.172 208.696 3.2 0.3 0.6 0.9 0.3

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.862 186.095 179.184 173.978 -6.5 -2.9 1.4 -3.4 -2.0

All items less food and energy

78.235 236.075 239.248 240.083 1.7 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.465 146.509 144.865 145.761 -0.5 0.6 -0.2 -0.1 0.2

Apparel

3.321 125.493 122.527 124.457 -0.8 1.6 -0.8 0.3 0.3

New vehicles

3.568 146.421 146.558 147.345 0.6 0.5 0.0 -0.1 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.593 147.616 141.461 143.390 -2.9 1.4 -0.8 -0.1 1.0

Medical care commodities

1.782 340.067 349.980 353.484 3.9 1.0 0.9 -0.3 0.7

Alcoholic beverages

1.019 236.314 238.718 239.269 1.3 0.2 -0.3 -0.3 0.0

Tobacco and smoking products

0.722 895.290 917.733 918.602 2.6 0.1 0.4 -0.2 0.5

Services less energy services

58.770 290.621 296.979 297.750 2.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.1

Shelter

32.985 267.418 274.589 275.390 3.0 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.210 272.733 281.572 282.389 3.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

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

24.514 275.185 281.980 282.579 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Medical care services

5.993 462.648 470.030 471.138 1.8 0.2 0.3 0.1 -0.2

Physicians' services(2)

1.603 356.939 362.740 361.242 1.2 -0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.4

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.872 276.555 284.225 286.308 3.5 0.7 0.5 0.2 -0.2

Transportation services

5.653 281.759 286.644 287.914 2.2 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.175 264.523 268.869 269.136 1.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.322 430.310 451.007 454.335 5.6 0.7 0.3 0.6 0.9

Airline fare

0.695 297.679 283.152 288.626 -3.0 1.9 -2.0 -0.3 0.2

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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