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

All items

100.000 237.805 239.261 240.236 1.0 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.2

Food

13.883 246.187 248.413 247.860 0.7 -0.2 -0.2 0.2 -0.2

Food at home

8.111 241.019 240.635 239.354 -0.7 -0.5 -0.5 0.1 -0.5

Cereals and bakery products

1.088 273.595 273.924 273.074 -0.2 -0.3 -0.6 0.3 -0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.823 257.106 250.839 248.989 -3.2 -0.7 -0.3 -0.1 -0.5

Dairy and related products

0.827 221.039 218.315 216.122 -2.2 -1.0 -0.5 0.4 -0.6

Fruits and vegetables

1.370 293.011 296.217 295.974 1.0 -0.1 -1.9 -0.5 -0.7

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.974 166.795 168.771 167.053 0.2 -1.0 -0.3 0.3 -0.1

Other food at home

2.030 209.272 211.009 210.280 0.5 -0.3 0.4 0.5 -0.5

Food away from home(1)

5.772 255.322 261.517 262.074 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Energy

6.821 214.330 185.652 192.673 -10.1 3.8 0.9 3.4 1.2

Energy commodities

3.282 242.315 189.322 201.355 -16.9 6.4 1.9 7.8 2.4

Fuel oil(1)

0.086 272.874 196.349 208.488 -23.6 6.2 1.7 1.9 6.2

Motor fuel

3.113 239.141 186.428 198.667 -16.9 6.6 2.2 8.0 2.3

Gasoline (all types)

3.070 238.170 185.808 198.011 -16.9 6.6 2.2 8.1 2.3

Energy services(2)

3.539 197.083 190.495 193.152 -2.0 1.4 0.2 -0.1 0.2

Electricity(2)

2.801 207.683 201.778 205.038 -1.3 1.6 0.4 -0.3 -0.2

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.739 162.639 154.130 154.994 -4.7 0.6 -0.7 0.6 1.7

All items less food and energy

79.295 242.119 246.992 247.554 2.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.663 147.014 146.565 146.251 -0.5 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2

Apparel

3.190 127.083 127.770 127.758 0.5 0.0 -1.1 -0.3 0.8

New vehicles

3.727 147.889 147.895 147.646 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

2.150 150.713 147.489 147.223 -2.3 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -1.3

Medical care commodities

1.830 354.647 363.843 362.439 2.2 -0.4 0.3 0.5 -0.2

Alcoholic beverages

0.956 239.800 242.407 242.430 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.650 920.372 952.185 953.769 3.6 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.2

Services less energy services

59.632 300.264 308.619 309.771 3.2 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.3

Shelter

33.171 277.563 285.836 286.924 3.4 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.4

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.722 284.245 294.175 295.036 3.8 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4

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

24.175 284.473 292.855 293.759 3.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

Medical care services

6.613 476.800 490.848 493.291 3.5 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.5

Physicians' services(2)

1.674 365.214 372.961 376.263 3.0 0.9 0.2 -0.1 1.0

Hospital services(2)(4)

2.212 292.257 300.733 301.713 3.2 0.3 -0.2 0.3 0.7

Transportation services

5.919 292.994 299.635 302.381 3.2 0.9 0.2 0.7 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.162 270.764 274.864 275.331 1.7 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.399 456.995 483.823 487.021 6.6 0.7 0.6 1.2 0.9

Airline fare

0.702 319.401 295.909 309.540 -3.1 4.6 -0.9 1.1 -1.5

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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