Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, 12-month analysis table

Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, August 2016, 12-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jul.
2016
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Aug. 2015-
Aug. 2016
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Aug. 2015-
Aug. 2016(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 1.1   0.08 L-Apr. 2016 1.1

Food

13.756 0.0 0.003 0.13 S-Feb. 2010 -0.2

Food at home

7.983 -1.9 -0.158 0.18 S-Jan. 2010 -2.0

Cereals and bakery products

1.080 -0.7 -0.008 0.40 L-Jun. 2016 -0.4

Cereals and cereal products

0.366 -1.6 -0.006 0.67 S-Jun. 2016 -1.7

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.045 -1.5 -0.001 0.84 S-Jun. 2016 -3.1

Breakfast cereal

0.187 -2.0 -0.004 1.05 S-Nov. 2010 -2.6

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.134 -1.1 -0.001 1.01 - -

Rice(4)(5)

  -2.0   1.28 L-Mar. 2016 -2.0

Bakery products

0.713 -0.2 -0.002 0.49 L-Jun. 2016 0.3

Bread(4)

0.213 0.2 0.001 0.84 L-May 2016 0.2

White bread(5)

  0.0   1.17 L-Mar. 2016 0.3

Bread other than white(5)

  1.0   1.26 L-Jan. 2016 1.2

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.104 -0.4 0.000 1.13 L-Jun. 2016 0.9

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.172 -0.3 -0.001 1.20 S-Sep. 2014 -0.3

Cookies(5)

  -1.9   1.51 L-Jun. 2016 0.1

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  1.9   1.71 S-Jun. 2016 0.9

Other bakery products

0.224 -0.5 -0.001 1.03 L-Jun. 2016 0.2

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  -1.8   1.50 S-Jan. 2000 -3.1

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  0.0   1.50 L-Jun. 2016 0.1

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers(5)

  -0.9   1.38 L-Jun. 2016 -0.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.783 -6.5 -0.127 0.38 S-Dec. 1976 -8.5

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.679 -3.6 -0.065 0.40 - -

Meats

1.067 -4.4 -0.052 0.51 L-Jun. 2016 -3.9

Beef and veal

0.480 -7.0 -0.040 0.70 L-Jun. 2016 -6.7

Uncooked ground beef

0.193 -8.8 -0.020 0.99 L-Mar. 2016 -8.8

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.066 -7.4 -0.006 1.52 S-Oct. 2009 -8.2

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.173 -5.5 -0.012 1.31 L-Jun. 2016 -3.8

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.048 -4.1 -0.002 1.35 S-Jan. 2016 -4.1

Pork

0.336 -2.0 -0.007 0.81 S-May 2016 -2.4

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.140 -0.1 0.000 1.18 S-Mar. 2016 -2.0

Bacon and related products(5)

  1.2   1.27 S-Feb. 2016 -3.0

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  -2.1   1.72 L-Apr. 2015 0.6

Ham

0.061 -3.7 -0.003 1.93 S-Jun. 2016 -3.8

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  -3.8   1.91 S-May 2016 -8.4

Pork chops

0.056 -0.5 0.000 1.66 L-Mar. 2015 0.9

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.078 -4.5 -0.004 1.74 L-Apr. 2015 -4.4

Other meats

0.252 -2.0 -0.005 0.88 S-Apr. 2010 -2.1

Frankfurters(5)

  -3.6   2.45 L-May 2016 -0.9

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  -1.3   1.08 S-May 2010 -1.4

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  -1.6   2.53 S-Mar. 2016 -4.1

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  -3.0   4.22 S-Mar. 2016 -5.7

Poultry

0.345 -2.9 -0.010 0.83 L-May 2016 -1.6

Chicken(4)

0.279 -3.2 -0.009 0.94 L-May 2016 -1.5

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  -3.4   1.98 S-Jun. 2016 -6.5

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  -2.9   1.18 L-Jun. 2016 -2.8

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.066 -1.2 -0.001 1.61 L-Jun. 2016 -0.6

Fish and seafood

0.266 -1.0 -0.003 0.84 S-May 2016 -1.2

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.145 1.1 0.002 1.49 S-May 2016 -0.1

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.121 -3.4 -0.005 0.95 L-Jun. 2016 -2.4

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  -1.3   1.25 L-Jun. 2016 0.8

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  -5.2   1.70 L-Jun. 2016 -4.7

Eggs

0.105 -37.9 -0.062 1.09 S-Jan. 1985 -39.5

Dairy and related products

0.808 -2.4 -0.020 0.42 L-Jun. 2016 -2.2

Milk(4)

0.225 -4.9 -0.012 0.64 L-Mar. 2015 -4.5

Fresh whole milk(5)

  -4.4   1.04 L-Feb. 2015 -2.0

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  -5.5   0.89 L-May 2016 -5.5

Cheese and related products

0.263 -2.4 -0.006 0.81 L-May 2016 -1.9

Ice cream and related products

0.113 0.5 0.001 1.18 S-Apr. 2016 0.0

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.207 -1.1 -0.002 0.81 S-Apr. 2014 -1.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.343 0.3 0.003 0.60 S-Oct. 2015 0.1

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.041 0.8 0.007 0.73 S-Dec. 2015 0.8

Fresh fruits

0.560 1.7 0.009 1.01 S-Dec. 2015 1.1

Apples

0.093 10.3 0.009 2.01 L-Apr. 2016 10.5

Bananas

0.087 -2.4 -0.002 0.98 S-Apr. 2013 -2.4

Citrus fruits(4)

0.162 1.1 0.001 2.67 S-Feb. 2016 1.0

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  -2.0   2.41 S-May 2015 -4.8

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.218 1.2 0.001 1.57 S-Jun. 2016 0.9

Fresh vegetables

0.482 -0.2 -0.002 0.92 S-Jul. 2015 -1.1

Potatoes

0.082 1.9 0.002 1.93 L-Jun. 2016 2.6

Lettuce

0.062 -2.5 -0.001 2.31 L-Jun. 2016 -2.1

Tomatoes

0.079 0.0 0.000 1.99 L-Apr. 2016 0.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.259 -0.5 -0.002 1.33 S-Jul. 2015 -1.1

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.301 -1.3 -0.004 0.64 S-Nov. 2010 -1.6

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.157 -1.4 -0.002 1.05 S-Mar. 2015 -1.6

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  -0.4   1.33 S-Nov. 2014 -0.7

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  -2.0   1.44 S-Dec. 2015 -2.0

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.088 -0.1 0.000 1.18 S-May 2016 -0.4

Frozen vegetables(5)

  -1.2   1.47 S-May 2016 -1.2

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.056 -2.9 -0.002 1.17 S-EVER -

Dried beans, peas, and lentils(4)(5)

  -3.4   2.10 S-Sep. 2013 -3.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.956 -0.6 -0.006 0.45 S-Jun. 2014 -1.0

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.671 0.0 0.000 0.53 S-Jun. 2016 0.0

Carbonated drinks

0.271 0.0 0.000 0.84 S-Apr. 2015 0.0

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.011 -1.5 0.000 1.20 L-Jun. 2016 0.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.390 0.2 0.001 0.83 L-Mar. 2016 0.7

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.284 -2.2 -0.006 0.78 - -

Coffee

0.179 -3.8 -0.006 1.06 L-Jun. 2016 -2.2

Roasted coffee(5)

  -4.3   1.22 S-May 2014 -4.8

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  -0.4   1.65 L-May 2015 1.9

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.106 0.4 0.000 0.88 S-Jun. 2016 -1.4

Other food at home

2.013 -0.1 -0.001 0.34 S-Apr. 2014 -0.5

Sugar and sweets

0.292 -0.6 -0.002 0.76 L-Jun. 2016 -0.2

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.050 -1.3 -0.001 1.02 L-Jun. 2016 -0.8

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.186 -0.3 -0.001 1.19 S-May 2016 -0.3

Other sweets(4)

0.055 -0.6 0.000 0.96 L-May 2016 -0.2

Fats and oils

0.235 -0.5 -0.001 0.66 S-Jan. 2016 -0.8

Butter and margarine(4)

0.069 2.1 0.002 1.16 S-May 2016 1.3

Butter(5)

  2.6   1.61 S-Feb. 2016 1.6

Margarine(5)

  2.3   1.36 S-Jun. 2016 1.3

Salad dressing(4)

0.057 -0.7 0.000 1.06 S-Jun. 2016 -0.9

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.109 -2.2 -0.002 1.06 S-Jan. 2016 -2.2

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  -1.9   1.50 L-May 2016 -0.6

Other foods

1.486 0.1 0.002 0.40 S-Apr. 2014 -0.3

Soups

0.097 0.5 0.000 1.38 - -

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.263 -1.1 -0.003 0.91 L-Jun. 2016 -0.7

Snacks

0.335 0.8 0.003 1.07 L-Jun. 2016 0.8

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.289 0.2 0.000 0.90 S-Apr. 2014 -0.4

Salt and other seasonings and spices(4)(5)

  2.4   1.35 S-Jan. 2015 2.4

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  0.2   2.00 S-May 2016 -0.2

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  -0.9   1.34 S-Jun. 2016 -2.7

Other condiments(5)

  1.2   1.74 S-May 2016 0.5

Baby food(4)

0.056 1.6 0.001 0.77 S-Jun. 2016 1.4

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.447 0.2 0.001 0.70 L-Jun. 2016 0.7

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  0.3   1.20 S-Mar. 2011 0.1

Food away from home

5.772 2.8 0.161 0.17 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.796 2.4 0.067 0.23 L-Jun. 2016 2.4

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.453 2.8 0.068 0.29 S-Jun. 2016 2.8

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.196 10.4 0.021 0.64 S-Jun. 2016 5.5

Food at elementary and secondary schools(7)(5)

  12.0   0.41 L-EVER -

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.082 3.4 0.003 1.22 - -

Other food away from home(4)

0.247 1.1 0.003 0.44 L-May 2016 1.8

Energy

7.158 -9.2 -0.752 0.17 L-Apr. 2016 -8.9

Energy commodities

3.430 -17.3 -0.736 0.19 L-Jun. 2016 -15.3

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.175 -7.7 -0.014 0.81 L-Nov. 2014 -6.3

Fuel oil

0.093 -12.8 -0.014 0.82 L-Nov. 2014 -10.1

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.082 -0.8 -0.001 1.48 S-Jun. 2016 -2.1

Motor fuel

3.255 -17.8 -0.722 0.20 L-Jun. 2016 -15.4

Gasoline (all types)

3.207 -17.8 -0.715 0.20 L-Jun. 2016 -15.4

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  -18.4   0.46 L-Jun. 2016 -16.0

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  -16.0   0.52 L-Jun. 2016 -13.1

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  -15.2   0.38 L-Jun. 2016 -12.8

Other motor fuels(4)

0.048 -12.7 -0.007 0.26 L-Dec. 2014 -11.9

Energy services(10)

3.728 -0.4 -0.016 0.30 L-Feb. 2015 0.9

Electricity(10)

2.956 -0.7 -0.025 0.38 L-Nov. 2015 -0.2

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.773 1.1 0.009 0.49 L-Dec. 2014 5.8

All items less food and energy

79.086 2.3 1.814 0.10 L-Jun. 2016 2.3

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.326 -0.5 -0.085 0.24 L-May 2016 -0.5

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.220 -1.7 -0.057 0.30 L-Mar. 2016 -1.3

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.262 -1.1 -0.003 1.12 L-Feb. 2016 -1.1

Floor coverings(4)

0.059 2.3 0.001 1.00 L-Aug. 2014 2.3

Window coverings(4)

0.053 1.9 0.001 1.32 L-Mar. 2013 2.4

Other linens(4)

0.150 -3.4 -0.005 1.68 L-Feb. 2016 -1.0

Furniture and bedding

0.762 -2.9 -0.023 0.70 L-May 2016 -2.5

Bedroom furniture

0.269 -1.0 -0.003 1.13 S-Jun. 2016 -1.6

Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture(4)

0.361 -2.7 -0.010 1.16 L-May 2016 -2.1

Other furniture(4)

0.127 -7.3 -0.010 1.75 S-Apr. 2016 -7.4

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

           

Appliances(4)

0.185 -3.0 -0.007 0.92 S-Jun. 2016 -3.0

Major appliances(4)

0.057 -6.0 -0.005 1.24 S-Jul. 2015 -6.0

Laundry equipment(5)

  -7.8   1.34 S-Feb. 2015 -8.3

Other appliances(4)

0.126 -1.6 -0.002 1.22 L-Feb. 2016 -0.9

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.463 -3.4 -0.016 0.97 L-Jun. 2016 -3.1

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.243 -4.4 -0.011 1.78 L-May 2016 -4.1

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.097 -1.3 -0.001 1.42 L-Jun. 2016 -0.2

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.052 -4.7 -0.002 2.60 S-Jan. 2015 -6.6

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.071 -2.6 -0.002 1.20 S-Mar. 2016 -3.2

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.680 -0.8 -0.006 0.69 - -

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.180 -1.7 -0.003 1.14 S-May 2016 -2.5

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.339 -0.3 -0.001 0.82 L-Mar. 2016 -0.2

Housekeeping supplies

0.867 -0.2 -0.002 0.45 L-Jun. 2016 -0.1

Household cleaning products(4)

0.345 0.5 0.002 0.73 S-May 2016 -0.4

Household paper products(4)

0.234 0.3 0.001 0.95 L-Mar. 2016 0.5

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.288 -1.5 -0.004 0.87 L-Jun. 2016 -1.0

Apparel

3.054 0.3 0.005 1.10 - -

Men's and boys' apparel

0.778 1.6 0.013 1.58 L-Oct. 2013 2.2

Men's apparel

0.622 1.1 0.007 1.68 L-Dec. 2015 1.1

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.099 -0.2 -0.001 4.45 L-May 2016 0.0

Men's furnishings

0.199 1.2 0.002 1.95 L-Jun. 2016 1.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.172 4.4 0.008 3.27 S-Jun. 2016 0.5

Men's pants and shorts

0.146 -1.4 -0.003 2.93 L-Feb. 2016 2.4

Boys' apparel

0.155 3.2 0.006 3.15 L-Nov. 2015 3.6

Women's and girls' apparel

1.220 -0.8 -0.013 2.28 S-Apr. 2016 -1.0

Women's apparel

1.032 -0.4 -0.007 2.36 S-Apr. 2016 -0.6

Women's outerwear

0.065 2.1 0.003 6.49 S-Jan. 2016 -1.1

Women's dresses

0.138 -3.9 -0.006 11.82 S-Mar. 2016 -6.3

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.469 -0.5 -0.004 2.53 S-May 2016 -1.6

Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories(4)

0.350 0.1 0.000 2.23 S-Jan. 2016 -0.7

Girls' apparel

0.188 -2.8 -0.006 5.34 L-Jun. 2016 1.1

Footwear

0.680 -0.5 -0.004 1.58 L-May 2016 0.5

Men's footwear

0.211 -1.3 -0.003 2.42 S-Dec. 2015 -1.4

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.169 0.6 0.001 2.48 L-Apr. 2016 1.2

Women's footwear

0.299 -0.5 -0.002 2.86 L-May 2016 1.3

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.149 -5.6 -0.008 2.06 S-Jul. 1998 -7.1

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.228 7.8 0.017 1.91 L-May 2016 9.0

Watches(8)

0.084 5.9 0.006 2.38 S-Apr. 2016 3.3

Jewelry(8)

0.144 9.3 0.011 2.38 L-May 2016 9.9

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

6.275 -1.1 -0.059 0.23 - -

New vehicles

3.686 0.0 0.000 0.34 - -

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  -0.1   0.32 - -

New cars(5)

  -0.7   0.35 L-Apr. 2016 -0.6

New trucks(13)(5)

  0.4   0.35 S-Jun. 2016 0.2

Used cars and trucks

2.108 -4.0 -0.058 0.12 S-Jan. 2015 -4.0

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.386 -0.1 0.000 0.42 L-Jun. 2016 0.0

Tires

0.230 -0.5 -0.001 0.58 L-Apr. 2016 0.1

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.155 0.6 0.001 0.51 - -

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  0.7   0.66 S-May 2016 0.4

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  0.2   0.81 L-Sep. 2015 0.9

Medical care commodities

1.841 4.5 0.081 0.64 L-Dec. 2014 4.8

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.781 4.7 0.081 0.66 L-Dec. 2014 5.0

Prescription drugs

1.422 6.3 0.086 0.82 L-Dec. 2014 6.4

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.359 -1.3 -0.004 0.81 L-Jun. 2016 -0.5

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.060 -0.1 0.000 1.18 S-Jun. 2016 -0.6

Recreation commodities(11)

1.823 -3.1 -0.060 0.45 L-May 2016 -2.6

Video and audio products(11)

0.230 -12.1 -0.032 0.71 S-EVER -

Televisions

0.113 -20.6 -0.028 1.27 S-Sep. 2010 -21.8

Other video equipment(4)

0.026 -2.4 -0.001 2.04 S-Jun. 2016 -4.4

Audio equipment

0.061 -5.3 -0.003 1.54 S-Jun. 2015 -6.6

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.023 -3.1 0.000 1.31 L-Jun. 2016 -2.4

Pets and pet products

0.587 0.7 0.004 0.75 L-Mar. 2015 0.9

Pet food(4)(5)

  2.0   0.73 L-Sep. 2013 2.0

Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories(4)(5)

  -0.4   1.57 L-May 2016 0.2

Sporting goods

0.438 -1.8 -0.007 0.98 S-Feb. 2016 -1.8

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.229 -3.1 -0.005 1.25 S-Oct. 2003 -3.6

Sports equipment

0.200 -0.8 -0.002 1.25 - -

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.038 -0.2 -0.001 2.13 L-Sep. 2014 0.5

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

  0.6   3.72 L-Jun. 2015 2.7

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -0.8   2.32 L-EVER -

Recreational reading materials

0.148 0.0 0.001 1.23 L-Mar. 2016 0.6

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.087 -0.6 -0.001 1.55 S-Nov. 2010 -1.5

Recreational books(4)

0.061 0.8 0.001 1.76 L-Feb. 2016 2.9

Other recreational goods(4)

0.382 -6.4 -0.025 1.31 L-May 2016 -5.9

Toys

0.310 -7.9 -0.024 1.52 L-May 2016 -7.9

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment(4)(5)

  -5.8   1.31 L-Mar. 2016 -5.3

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.024 -4.9 -0.001 3.78 S-Jun. 2016 -5.4

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.034 1.9 0.001 1.24 L-Jun. 2016 2.2

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.623 -3.8 -0.024 0.87 L-Jun. 2016 -3.7

Educational books and supplies

0.161 5.5 0.010 1.22 S-May 2016 3.7

College textbooks(14)(5)

  6.3   1.32 S-May 2016 4.5

Information technology commodities(11)

0.463 -7.4 -0.034 1.09 L-Apr. 2016 -7.3

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.280 -6.8 -0.019 1.27 L-Dec. 2015 -6.3

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.090 -7.6 -0.007 1.91 S-May 2016 -8.1

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items(4)

0.093 -9.6 -0.007 3.25 L-Jun. 2016 -9.1

Alcoholic beverages

0.949 1.1 0.011 0.31 S-May 2016 1.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.585 0.7 0.004 0.46 S-Dec. 2015 -0.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.267 1.6 0.004 0.51 S-Dec. 2015 1.1

Distilled spirits at home

0.074 0.0 0.000 0.63 S-May 2016 -0.2

Whiskey at home(5)

  0.4   1.12 - -

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  -0.4   1.00 S-Jan. 2016 -0.5

Wine at home

0.244 -0.1 0.000 0.86 S-May 2016 -0.3

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.365 1.8 0.007 0.42 - -

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home(4)(5)

  1.8   0.55 S-May 2016 1.3

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  1.5   0.80 L-Sep. 2015 1.6

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  2.8   0.61 S-Mar. 2015 2.2

Other goods(11)

1.540 1.1 0.018 0.40 L-Jun. 2016 1.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.653 3.2 0.021 0.44 L-Jun. 2016 3.6

Cigarettes(4)

0.591 3.3 0.020 0.46 L-Jun. 2016 3.6

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.045 1.7 0.001 1.26 S-Dec. 2015 1.5

Personal care products

0.704 0.9 0.006 0.79 L-Feb. 2015 1.0

Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products(4)

0.375 0.1 0.000 1.10 L-Nov. 2015 0.1

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.323 1.8 0.006 1.18 L-Jan. 2015 2.1

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.183 -5.1 -0.010 1.06 S-Sep. 2004 -5.5

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  -2.6   1.13 S-Dec. 2015 -3.0

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -5.8   1.47 S-Apr. 2016 -6.1

Services less energy services

59.761 3.2 1.898 0.11 L-Jun. 2016 3.2

Shelter

33.320 3.4 1.111 0.16 L-Jun. 2016 3.5

Rent of shelter(15)

32.976 3.4 1.108 0.16 L-Jun. 2016 3.5

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.748 3.8 0.281 0.17 - -

Lodging away from home(4)

0.971 3.6 0.033 2.00 L-Jun. 2016 6.8

Housing at school, excluding board(10)(15)

0.119 3.1 0.004 0.26 L-Jun. 2016 3.1

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.852 2.5 0.028 2.41 L-Jun. 2016 6.0

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(10)(15)

24.257 3.3 0.794 0.16 - -

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(10)(15)

23.145 3.3 0.755 0.16 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.344 1.0 0.004 0.95 - -

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.158 3.1 0.036 0.47 S-Apr. 2003 3.1

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.874 3.7 0.032 0.55 S-Jun. 2014 3.4

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.283 1.5 0.004 0.61 S-Sep. 2015 1.5

Household operations(4)

0.850 2.5 0.021 0.38 S-May 2016 2.4

Domestic services(4)

0.281 1.0 0.003 0.42 - -

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.278 1.0 0.003 0.58 S-Jun. 2016 0.8

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.121 9.8 0.011 1.30 S-Nov. 2015 7.1

Repair of household items(4)

0.087 2.6 0.002 0.70 L-May 2016 3.1

Medical care services

6.637 5.1 0.318 0.24 L-Jan. 2008 5.7

Professional services

3.148 3.3 0.103 0.30 L-Sep. 2008 3.3

Physicians' services(10)

1.696 4.3 0.070 0.46 L-Oct. 2007 4.3

Dental services(10)

0.814 2.8 0.022 0.54 L-May 2016 3.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.323 1.9 0.006 0.74 - -

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.315 1.3 0.004 0.56 S-Jun. 2016 1.0

Hospital and related services

2.479 5.8 0.135 0.41 L-May 2014 5.8

Hospital services(10)(16)

2.210 6.2 0.126 0.46 L-May 2014 6.3

Inpatient hospital services(10)(16)(5)

  6.5   0.91 L-Jul. 2014 6.8

Outpatient hospital services(10)(8)(5)

  4.7   0.63 L-May 2015 5.3

Nursing homes and adult day services(10)(16)

0.193 3.7 0.007 0.44 L-May 2016 3.7

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.077 2.0 0.002 0.74 S-Dec. 2015 1.8

Health insurance(7)

1.009 9.1 0.081 0.25 L-Dec. 2012 9.9

Transportation services

5.908 3.1 0.178 0.31 L-May 2016 3.2

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.560 1.8 0.004 1.26 S-Jun. 2016 1.8

Car and truck rental(4)

0.118 0.5 0.007 2.42 S-Mar. 2016 0.5

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.160 1.9 0.022 0.33 L-Mar. 2016 1.9

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 2.8 0.002 0.68 L-Jun. 2014 3.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.672 1.8 0.011 0.44 L-Jun. 2015 1.8

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.389 1.8 0.009 0.53 S-Feb. 2016 1.6

Motor vehicle insurance

2.411 6.5 0.150 0.59 L-Jun. 2016 6.5

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.528 1.8 0.009 0.45 L-Jun. 2016 2.6

State motor vehicle registration and license fees(10)(4)

0.282 1.3 0.004 0.66 L-Jun. 2016 2.8

Parking and other fees(4)

0.235 2.5 0.006 0.47 - -

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  2.9   0.63 S-May 2016 2.9

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  0.6   0.75 - -

Public transportation

1.132 -1.2 -0.014 0.75 L-May 2016 -1.0

Airline fare

0.669 -3.5 -0.023 0.98 L-May 2016 -3.1

Other intercity transportation

0.179 2.9 0.005 1.86 - -

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

           

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  2.4   1.59 L-Mar. 2016 2.8

Ship fare(4)(5)

  8.9   2.34 L-Jun. 2016 13.0

Intracity transportation

0.280 1.6 0.004 0.22 S-Jun. 2016 1.6

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  1.7   0.59 - -

Recreation services(11)

3.898 2.9 0.111 0.52 S-Feb. 2016 2.7

Video and audio services(11)

1.641 4.0 0.064 0.39 S-May 2016 3.6

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.535 4.3 0.063 0.40 S-Jun. 2016 4.3

Video discs and other media, including rental of video and audio(4)

0.106 0.6 0.001 1.79 S-Feb. 2016 -0.3

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -3.3   2.46 S-Jul. 2015 -7.0

Rental of video or audio discs and other media(4)(5)

  4.1   0.99 L-Jul. 2015 4.5

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.370 3.3 0.012 0.44 S-Apr. 2015 2.7

Pet services(4)(5)

  1.6   1.08 S-Aug. 2013 1.1

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  3.2   0.58 S-Apr. 2015 3.0

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.049 3.5 0.002 1.18 L-Dec. 2011 3.9

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  3.0   0.77 L-Mar. 2012 3.4

Film processing(4)(5)

  3.4   1.23 L-May 2016 3.7

Other recreation services(4)

1.837 1.8 0.033 1.03 S-Apr. 2015 1.7

Club dues and fees for participant sports and group exercises(4)

0.643 0.1 0.002 1.34 L-Jun. 2016 0.7

Admissions

0.648 3.5 0.022 1.31 S-May 2016 2.4

Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts(4)(5)

  3.7   0.98 L-Jun. 2016 4.6

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  3.9   1.47 S-Jun. 2016 2.3

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.220 1.6 0.003 0.60 S-Apr. 2015 1.3

Education and communication services(11)

6.369 1.2 0.076 0.19 S-Sep. 2015 0.8

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.995 2.5 0.077 0.31 S-EVER -

College tuition and fees

1.776 2.3 0.043 0.45 S-EVER -

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.309 3.3 0.011 0.42 L-Jun. 2016 3.4

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.738 2.7 0.020 0.52 L-Mar. 2016 3.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.042 1.8 0.001 0.48 L-Apr. 2016 1.9

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.137 0.3 0.000 0.35 L-Jun. 2016 0.3

Postage

0.130 0.4 0.001 0.38 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.007 -2.1 0.000 0.53 L-Jun. 2016 -2.0

Telephone services(4)

2.511 -0.4 -0.011 0.30 S-Sep. 2015 -1.8

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.787 -0.7 -0.016 0.39 S-Oct. 2015 -1.8

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.725 0.8 0.006 0.42 L-May 2016 1.4

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.715 1.3 0.009 0.75 L-Mar. 2015 1.3

Other personal services(11)

1.621 2.9 0.048 0.29 S-Jun. 2016 2.6

Personal care services

0.606 1.9 0.011 0.43 L-May 2016 3.2

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.606 1.9 0.011 0.43 L-May 2016 3.2

Miscellaneous personal services

1.015 3.6 0.036 0.40 S-Jun. 2016 3.2

Legal services(8)

0.245 4.5 0.012 0.66 S-Jun. 2016 3.7

Funeral expenses(8)

0.144 1.4 0.002 0.63 S-Jan. 2015 1.4

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.267 3.3 0.009 0.42 - -

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.026 2.0 0.001 0.68 S-Jun. 2016 1.6

Financial services(8)

0.235 4.4 0.010 1.01 S-Jun. 2016 3.8

Checking account and other bank services(4)(5)

  3.6   0.60 L-May 2014 4.2

Tax return preparation and other accounting fees(4)(5)

  4.9   1.40 S-Jun. 2016 4.2

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

86.244 1.2 1.062 0.09 L-Apr. 2016 1.2

All items less shelter

66.680 -0.1 -0.047 0.10 L-May 2016 -0.1

All items less food and shelter

52.925 -0.1 -0.050 0.12 L-Apr. 2016 -0.1

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.767 1.5 0.703 0.13 L-Mar. 2016 1.5

All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks

43.659 1.8 0.761 0.14 L-Feb. 2013 1.9

All items less medical care

91.522 0.7 0.665 0.08 L-Jun. 2016 0.8

All items less energy

92.842 2.0 1.817 0.08 L-Jun. 2016 2.0

Commodities

36.511 -2.2 -0.818 0.13 L-Jun. 2016 -2.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.217 -0.1 -0.026 0.27 L-Feb. 2016 0.0

Commodities less food

22.755 -3.5 -0.821 0.19 L-Jun. 2016 -3.4

Commodities less food and beverages

21.806 -3.7 -0.832 0.20 L-Jun. 2016 -3.7

Services

63.489 3.0 1.883 0.10 L-Dec. 2008 3.0

Services less rent of shelter(15)

30.513 2.6 0.775 0.12 L-Jun. 2014 2.8

Services less medical care services

56.852 2.8 1.565 0.11 L-May 2016 2.8

Durables

9.467 -2.0 -0.184 0.19 - -

Nondurables

27.044 -2.2 -0.634 0.16 L-Jun. 2016 -2.0

Nondurables less food

13.288 -4.3 -0.637 0.26 L-Jun. 2016 -4.1

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.339 -4.7 -0.648 0.28 L-Jun. 2016 -4.5

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.285 -6.3 -0.654 0.17 L-Jun. 2016 -6.1

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.235 -5.6 -0.643 0.15 L-Jun. 2016 -5.4

Housing

42.451 2.6 1.081 0.13 L-Nov. 2014 2.6

Education and communication(4)

6.993 0.7 0.052 0.20 S-Sep. 2015 0.4

Education(4)

3.156 2.7 0.087 0.30 S-EVER -

Communication(4)

3.837 -0.9 -0.035 0.25 S-Oct. 2015 -1.5

Information and information processing(4)

3.700 -0.9 -0.035 0.26 S-Oct. 2015 -1.5

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.189 -2.0 -0.025 0.66 L-Nov. 2014 -1.8

Recreation(4)

5.720 0.9 0.051 0.35 - -

Video and audio(4)

1.871 1.7 0.031 0.36 S-May 2016 1.7

Pets, pet products and services(4)

0.957 1.7 0.016 0.48 L-Apr. 2016 1.7

Photography(4)

0.088 1.6 0.001 1.30 L-Sep. 2014 1.8

Food and beverages

14.705 0.1 0.014 0.12 S-Feb. 2010 -0.1

Domestically produced farm food

6.674 -2.1 -0.147 0.20 S-Jan. 2010 -2.2

Other services

11.888 2.0 0.234 0.20 S-Oct. 2015 1.9

Apparel less footwear

2.374 0.5 0.009 1.32 S-May 2016 0.5

Fuels and utilities

5.061 0.2 0.006 0.23 L-Jan. 2015 1.0

Household energy

3.903 -0.7 -0.030 0.29 L-Jan. 2015 -0.1

Medical care

8.478 4.9 0.399 0.24 L-Jan. 2008 4.9

Transportation

15.438 -4.0 -0.603 0.16 L-Jun. 2016 -3.7

Private transportation

14.306 -4.2 -0.589 0.16 L-Jun. 2016 -3.8

New and used motor vehicles(4)

6.567 -1.0 -0.049 0.25 S-May 2009 -1.1

Utilities and public transportation

10.064 0.6 0.059 0.17 L-Jan. 2015 0.7

Household furnishings and operations

4.070 -0.9 -0.036 0.25 - -

Other goods and services

3.161 2.1 0.066 0.25 L-May 2016 2.2

Personal care

2.508 1.8 0.045 0.31 L-May 2016 1.8

Footnotes
(1) The 'effect' of an item category is a measure of that item's contribution to the All items price change. For example, if the Food index had an effect of 0.40, and the All items index rose 1.2 percent, then the increase in food prices contributed 0.40 / 1.2, or 33.3 percent, to that All items increase. Said another way, had food prices been unchanged for that year the change in the All items index would have been 1.2 percent minus 0.40, or 0.8 percent. Effects can be negative as well. For example, if the effect of food was a negative 0.1, and the All items index rose 0.5 percent, the All items index actually would have been 0.1 percent higher (or 0.6 percent) had food prices been unchanged. Since food prices fell while prices overall were rising, the contribution of food to the All items price change was negative (in this case, -0.1 / 0.5, or minus 20 percent).
(2) A statistic's margin of error is often expressed as its point estimate plus or minus two standard errors. For example, if a CPI category rose 2.6 percent, and its standard error was 0.25 percent, the margin of error on this item's 12-month percent change would be 2.6 percent, plus or minus 0.5 percent.
(3) If the current 12-month percent change is greater than the previous published 12-month percent change, then this column identifies the closest prior month with a 12-month percent change as (L)arge as or (L)arger than the current 12-month change. If the current 12-month percent change is smaller than the previous published 12-month percent change, the most recent month with a change as (S)mall or (S)maller than the current month change is identified. If the current and previous published 12-month percent changes are equal, a dash will appear. Standard numerical comparison is used. For example, 2.0% is greater than 0.6%, -4.4% is less than -2.0%, and -2.0% is less than 0.0%. Note that a (L)arger change can be a smaller decline, for example, a -0.2% change is larger than a -0.4% change, but still represents a decline in the price index. Likewise, (S)maller changes can be increases, for example, a 0.6% change is smaller than 0.8%, but still represents an increase in the price index. In this context, a -0.2% change is considered to be smaller than a 0.0% change.
(4) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(5) Special indexes based on a substantially smaller sample. These series do not contribute to the all items index aggregation and therefore do not have a relative importance or effect.
(6) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(7) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(9) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(10) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(11) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(12) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(15) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(16) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(17) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.

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

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