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

All items

100.000 236.293 234.722 236.119 -0.1 0.6 -0.7 0.2 0.2

Food

14.303 240.398 246.680 246.045 2.3 -0.3 0.0 0.2 -0.2

Food at home

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

Cereals and bakery products

1.148 270.660 273.052 273.812 1.2 0.3 0.7 -0.2 0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

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

Dairy and related products(1)

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

Fruits and vegetables

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

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.966 165.703 168.901 167.706 1.2 -0.7 0.1 0.6 -0.6

Other food at home

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

Food away from home(1)

5.858 246.878 253.719 254.108 2.9 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Energy

7.528 250.543 196.597 204.731 -18.3 4.1 -9.7 1.0 1.1

Energy commodities

3.691 311.216 201.485 221.577 -28.8 10.0 -18.0 2.1 3.8

Fuel oil(1)

0.128 393.705 279.040 295.603 -24.9 5.9 -9.9 1.9 5.9

Motor fuel

3.470 306.059 196.272 216.691 -29.2 10.4 -18.6 2.2 3.9

Gasoline (all types)

3.407 304.464 194.883 215.442 -29.2 10.5 -18.7 2.4 3.9

Energy services(2)

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

Electricity(2)

3.004 204.131 208.696 205.894 0.9 -1.3 0.9 0.3 -1.1

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

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

All items less food and energy

78.169 236.913 240.083 241.067 1.8 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.500 147.226 145.761 146.887 -0.2 0.8 -0.1 0.2 0.3

Apparel

3.359 128.888 124.457 128.245 -0.5 3.0 0.3 0.3 0.5

New vehicles

3.572 146.348 147.345 147.574 0.8 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.608 148.920 143.390 147.023 -1.3 2.5 -0.1 1.0 1.2

Medical care commodities

1.792 339.567 353.484 353.995 4.2 0.1 -0.3 0.7 0.1

Alcoholic beverages

1.017 236.512 239.269 239.437 1.2 0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.2

Tobacco and smoking products

0.720 895.841 918.602 919.240 2.6 0.1 -0.2 0.5 0.4

Services less energy services

58.668 291.518 297.750 298.612 2.4 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2

Shelter

32.938 268.431 275.390 276.360 3.0 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.200 273.486 282.389 283.130 3.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

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

24.460 275.817 282.579 283.244 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3

Medical care services

5.981 463.678 471.138 472.645 1.9 0.3 0.1 -0.2 0.4

Physicians' services(2)

1.589 357.465 361.242 363.531 1.7 0.6 0.1 -0.4 0.6

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.878 277.974 286.308 287.420 3.4 0.4 0.2 -0.2 0.6

Transportation services

5.653 282.663 287.914 288.349 2.0 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.171 264.146 269.136 268.907 1.8 -0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.329 430.163 454.335 455.373 5.9 0.2 0.6 0.9 0.5

Airline fare

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

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

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

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Last Modified Date: April 17, 2015