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Consumer Price Index News Release


 Transmission of material in this release is embargoed until                                        
 8:30 a.m. (ET) February 10, 2021      USDL-21-0226

 Technical information: (202) 691-7000  •  cpi_info@bls.gov  •  www.bls.gov/cpi
 Media Contact:         (202) 691-5902  •  PressOffice@bls.gov 

 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – JANUARY 2021
 
 (NOTE: This news release was reissued February 11, 2021, correcting 29 seasonally
 adjusted CPI-U special relative series in tables 2 and 6. Additional
 information is available at https://www.bls.gov/errata/home.htm?errataID=83404.)

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 percent 
 in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 
 reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.4 
 percent before seasonal adjustment.

 The gasoline index continued to increase, rising 7.4 percent in January and 
 accounting for most of the seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index. 
 Although the indexes for electricity and natural gas declined, the energy 
 index rose 3.5 percent over the month. The food index rose slightly in January, 
 increasing 0.1 percent as an advance in the index for food away from home more 
 than offset a decline in the index for food at home. 

 The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in January. The 
 indexes for apparel, medical care, shelter, and motor vehicle insurance all 
 increased over the month. The indexes for recreation, used cars and trucks, 
 airline fares, and new vehicles all declined in January. 

 The all items index rose 1.4 percent for the 12 months ending January, the same 
 increase as for the period ending in December. The index for all items less 
 food and energy also rose 1.4 percent over the last 12 months, a smaller 
 increase than the 1.6-percent rise for the 12 months ending December. The food 
 index rose 3.8 percent over the last 12 months. In contrast to these increases, 
 and despite rising in recent months, the energy index declined 3.6 percent 
 over the last year. 


 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average

                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from
                                          preceding month
                                                                          Un-
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.   ended
                              2020  2020  2020  2020  2020  2020  2021   Jan.
                                                                         2021

 All items..................    .5    .4    .2    .1    .2    .2    .3      1.4
  Food......................   -.3    .1    .1    .2    .0    .3    .1      3.8
   Food at home.............   -.9    .0   -.3    .1   -.2    .3   -.1      3.7
   Food away from home (1)..    .5    .3    .6    .3    .1    .4    .3      3.9
  Energy....................   2.1    .9   1.4    .6    .7   2.6   3.5     -3.6
   Energy commodities.......   4.5   2.1   1.4    .7    .5   5.1   7.3     -8.7
    Gasoline (all types)....   4.8   2.1   1.7    .7    .5   5.2   7.4     -8.6
    Fuel oil (1)............   4.5   2.2  -3.0    .7   3.3  10.2   5.4    -16.5
   Energy services..........    .0   -.2   1.3    .5    .9    .2   -.3      2.1
    Electricity.............    .2   -.2    .8    .6    .3    .4   -.2      1.5
    Utility (piped) gas
       service..............   -.7   -.1   3.1    .4   3.0   -.4   -.4      4.3
  All items less food and
     energy.................    .5    .3    .2    .1    .2    .0    .0      1.4
   Commodities less food and
      energy commodities....    .7   1.0    .5    .0    .0    .1    .1      1.7
    New vehicles............    .7    .0    .3    .3    .0    .4   -.5      1.4
    Used cars and trucks....   2.8   5.7   5.3    .9  -1.4   -.9   -.9     10.0
    Apparel.................    .7    .4   -.4   -.9    .7    .9   2.2     -2.5
    Medical care
       commodities (1)......    .0    .3   -.6   -.7   -.4   -.2   -.1     -2.3
   Services less energy
      services..............    .5    .1    .1    .1    .2    .0    .0      1.3
    Shelter.................    .2    .1    .1    .1    .1    .1    .1      1.6
    Transportation services    2.8   -.7   -.3    .2   1.3   -.6   -.3     -4.1
    Medical care services...    .5    .1    .0   -.3   -.1   -.1    .5      2.9

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.


 Food

 The food index increased 0.1 percent in January. The index for food at home 
 fell 0.1 percent over the month as four of the six major grocery store food 
 group indexes declined. The index for cereals and bakery products fell 0.8 
 percent in January, its largest decline since March 2016. The index for dairy 
 and related products fell 0.4 percent after rising the 2 previous months. The 
 index for other food at home fell 0.3 percent, and the index for fruits and 
 vegetables declined 0.2 percent over the month. 
 
 The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs rose in January, increasing 0.5 
 percent as the index for beef rose 1.1 percent. The nonalcoholic beverages 
 index also increased in January, rising 0.1 percent after a much larger 
 increase the prior month. 

 The food away from home index rose 0.3 percent in January, continuing a long 
 series of increases. The index for limited service meals rose 0.6 percent, 
 while the index for full service meals increased 0.3 percent.

 The food at home index increased 3.7 percent over the past 12 months. All six 
 major grocery store food group indexes increased over the period, with 
 increases ranging from 2.5 percent (cereals and bakery products) to 5.1 
 percent (meats, poultry, fish, and eggs). The index for food away from home 
 rose 3.9 percent over the last year. The index for limited service meals rose 
 6.2 percent, the largest 12-month increase in the history of the index, which 
 began in 1997. The index for full service meals rose 2.9 percent over the 
 last 12 months. 

 Energy

 The energy index continued to rise in January, increasing 3.5 percent. The 
 gasoline index was again the dominant factor in the increase, rising 7.4 
 percent over the month. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices rose 6.9 
 percent in January.) The fuel oil index also rose in January, increasing 5.4 
 percent. However, other energy component indexes declined; the index for 
 electricity fell 0.2 percent over the month, and the index for natural gas 
 fell 0.4 percent.

 The energy index fell 3.6 percent over the past 12 months. Despite recent 
 monthly increases, the gasoline index fell 8.6 percent over the last 12 
 months, and the fuel oil index fell 16.5 percent. The index for electricity, 
 however, rose 1.5 percent over the last 12 months and the index for natural 
 gas increased 4.3 percent. 

 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in January. The 
 apparel index increased for the third month in a row, rising 2.2 percent. 
 The medical care index rose 0.4 percent in January, although its components 
 were mixed. The index for physicians’ services rose sharply, increasing 1.6 
 percent, and the index for hospital services rose 0.3 percent. The index for 
 prescription drugs, however, declined 0.5 percent over the month. 
 
 The shelter index rose 0.1 percent in January, the same increase as in each 
 of the last 5 months. The indexes for rent and owners’ equivalent rent both 
 increased 0.1 percent. The motor vehicle insurance index rose 1.6 percent in 
 January. The tobacco index also rose in January, increasing 1.8 percent. 
 
 In contrast, the recreation index declined in January, falling 0.6 percent. 
 The index for used cars and trucks continued to fall, decreasing 0.9 percent 
 over the month. The new vehicles index fell 0.5 percent in January after 
 rising in December. The index for airline fares fell in January, declining 
 3.2 percent.  The index for household furnishings and operations fell 0.3 
 percent over the month, and the indexes for communication and for alcoholic 
 beverages also declined in January. The indexes for education and personal 
 care were both unchanged over the month.  

 The index for all items less food and energy rose 1.4 percent over the past 
 12 months. Among the indexes rising more quickly were those for used cars 
 and trucks (10.0 percent), medical care (1.9 percent), and shelter (1.6 
 percent). Among the indexes that declined over the last 12 months were 
 airline fares (-21.3 percent), motor vehicle insurance (-3.7 percent), 
 and apparel (-2.5 percent).

 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.4 
 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 261.582 (1982-84=100). 
 For the month, the index increased 0.4 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.  
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) 
 increased 1.6 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 255.296 
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.5 percent prior to seasonal 
 adjustment.  
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) increased 
 1.3 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index increased 0.4 
 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Please note that the indexes for 
 the past 10 to 12 months are subject to revision. 
 
 _______________
 The Consumer Price Index for February 2021 is scheduled to be released on 
 Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. (ET).
 
 
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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Impact on January 2021 Consumer Price Index Data

 Data collection by personal visit for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) program has been suspended
 since March 16, 2020. When possible, data normally collected by personal visit were collected either
 online or by phone. Additionally, data collection in January was affected by the temporary closing or
 limited operations of certain types of establishments. These factors resulted in an increase in the
 number of prices considered temporarily unavailable and imputed. While the CPI program attempted to
 collect as much data as possible, many indexes are based on smaller amounts of collected prices
 than usual, and a small number of indexes that are normally published were not published this month.
 Additional information is available at
 www.bls.gov/covid19/effects-of-covid-19-pandemic-on-consumer-price-index.htm.
 
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 Technical Note

 Brief Explanation of the CPI

 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in prices paid by consumers 
 for goods and services. The CPI reflects spending patterns for each of two 
 population groups: all urban consumers and urban wage earners and clerical workers. 
 The all urban consumer group represents about 93 percent of the total U.S. 
 population. It is based on the expenditures of almost all residents of urban or 
 metropolitan areas, including professionals, the self-employed, the poor, the 
 unemployed, and retired people, as well as urban wage earners and clerical workers. 
 Not included in the CPI are the spending patterns of people living in rural 
 nonmetropolitan areas, farming families, people in the Armed Forces, and those in 
 institutions, such as prisons and mental hospitals. Consumer inflation for all 
 urban consumers is measured by two indexes, namely, the Consumer Price Index for 
 All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban 
 Consumers (C-CPI-U). 

 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) is 
 based on the expenditures of households included in the CPI-U definition that 
 meet two requirements: more than one-half of the household's income must come 
 from clerical or wage occupations, and at least one of the household's earners 
 must have been employed for at least 37 weeks during the previous 12 months. The 
 CPI-W population represents about 29 percent of the total U.S. population and 
 is a subset of the CPI-U population.

 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, fuels, transportation, 
 doctors’ and dentists’ services, drugs, and other goods and services that people 
 buy for day-to-day living. Prices are collected each month in 75 urban areas 
 across the country from about 6,000 housing units and approximately 22,000 retail 
 establishments (department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling stations, and 
 other types of stores and service establishments). All taxes directly associated 
 with the purchase and use of items are included in the index. Prices of fuels and 
 a few other items are obtained every month in all 75 locations. Prices of most 
 other commodities and services are collected every month in the three largest 
 geographic areas and every other month in other areas. Prices of most goods and 
 services are obtained by personal visits or telephone calls by the Bureau’s 
 trained representatives.

 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each location are 
 aggregated using weights, which represent their importance in the spending of the 
 appropriate population group. Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city 
 average. For the CPI-U and CPI-W, separate indexes are also published by size of 
 city, by region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and 
 population-size classes, and for 23 selected local areas. Area indexes do not 
 measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only measure the 
 average change in prices for each area since the base period. For the C-CPI-U, 
 data are issued only at the national level. The CPI-U and CPI-W are considered 
 final when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and subject 
 to three subsequent quarterly revisions. 
 
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date. For most of the 
 CPI-U and the CPI-W, the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100. The reference base 
 for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.  An increase of 7 percent from the 
 reference base, for example, is shown as 107.000. Alternatively, that relationship 
 can also be expressed as the price of a base period market basket of goods and 
 services rising from $100 to $107. 

 Sampling Error in the CPI

 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error because it 
 is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the complete universe of all 
 prices. BLS calculates and publishes estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month, 
 and 12-month percent change standard errors annually for the CPI-U. These standard 
 error estimates can be used to construct confidence intervals for hypothesis 
 testing. For example, the estimated standard error of the 1-month percent change 
 is 0.03 percent for the U.S. all items CPI. This means that if we repeatedly 
 sample from the universe of all retail prices using the same methodology, and 
 estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95 percent of these estimates 
 will be within 0.06 percent of the 1-month percentage change based on all retail 
 prices. For example, for a 1-month change of 0.2 percent in the all items CPI-U, 
 we are 95 percent confident that the actual percent change based on all retail 
 prices would fall between 0.14 and 0.26 percent. For the latest data, including 
 information on how to use the estimates of standard error, see 
 https://www.bls.gov/cpi/tables/variance-estimates/home.htm. 
 
 Calculating Index Changes

 Movements of the indexes from 1 month to another are usually expressed as percent 
 changes rather than changes in index points, because index point changes are 
 affected by the level of the index in relation to its base period, while percent 
 changes are not. The following table shows an example of using index values to 
 calculate percent changes:
 
                               Item A                  Item B                      Item C
 Year I                         112.500                 225.000                     110.000
 Year II                        121.500                 243.000                     128.000
 Change in index points         9.000                   18.000                      18.000
 Percent change                 9.0/112.500 x 100 = 8.0  18.0/225.000 x 100 = 8.0   18.0/110.000 x 100 = 16.4
 
 Use of Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data

 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) produces both unadjusted and seasonally adjusted data. 
 Seasonally adjusted data are computed using seasonal factors derived by the X-13 
 ARIMA-SEATS seasonal adjustment method. These factors are updated each February, and 
 the new factors are used to revise the previous 5 years of seasonally adjusted data. 
 The factors are available at 
 www.bls.gov/cpi/tables/seasonal-adjustment/seasonal-factors-2021.xlsx. For more 
 information on data revision scheduling, please see the Factsheet on Seasonal 
 Adjustment at www.bls.gov/cpi/seasonal-adjustment/questions-and-answers.htm and the 
 Timeline of Seasonal Adjustment Methodological Changes at 
 www.bls.gov/cpi/seasonal-adjustment/timeline-seasonal-adjustment-methodology-changes.htm. 

 For analyzing short-term price trends in the economy, seasonally adjusted changes are 
 usually preferred since they eliminate the effect of changes that normally occur at 
 the same time and in about the same magnitude every year—such as price movements 
 resulting from weather events, production cycles, model changeovers, holidays, and 
 sales. This allows data users to focus on changes that are not typical for the time of 
 year. The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned about the 
 prices they actually pay. Unadjusted data are also used extensively for escalation 
 purposes. Many collective bargaining contract agreements and pension plans, for example, 
 tie compensation changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal 
 variation. BLS advises against the use of seasonally adjusted data in escalation 
 agreements because seasonally adjusted series are revised annually.

 Intervention Analysis

 The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses intervention analysis seasonal adjustment for some 
 CPI series. Sometimes extreme values or sharp movements can distort the underlying 
 seasonal pattern of price change. Intervention analysis seasonal adjustment is a process 
 by which the distortions caused by such unusual events are estimated and removed from 
 the data prior to calculation of seasonal factors. The resulting seasonal factors, which 
 more accurately represent the seasonal pattern, are then applied to the unadjusted data. 

 For example, this procedure was used for the motor fuel series to offset the effects of 
 the 2009 return to normal pricing after the worldwide economic downturn in 2008. 
 Retaining this outlier data during seasonal factor calculation would distort the 
 computation of the seasonal portion of the time series data for motor fuel, so it was 
 estimated and removed from the data prior to seasonal adjustment. Following that, 
 seasonal factors were calculated based on this “prior adjusted” data. These seasonal 
 factors represent a clearer picture of the seasonal pattern in the data. The last step 
 is for motor fuel seasonal factors to be applied to the unadjusted data.

 For the seasonal factors introduced for January 2021, BLS adjusted 72 series using 
 intervention analysis seasonal adjustment, including selected food and beverage items, 
 motor fuels, electricity, and vehicles. 
 
 Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Indexes

 Seasonally adjusted data, including the U.S. city average all items index levels, are 
 subject to revision for up to 5 years after their original release. Every year, economists 
 in the CPI calculate new seasonal factors for seasonally adjusted series and apply them to 
 the last 5 years of data. Seasonally adjusted indexes beyond the last 5 years of data are 
 considered to be final and not subject to revision. For January 2021, revised seasonal 
 factors and seasonally adjusted indexes for 2016 to 2020 were calculated and published. 
 For series which are directly adjusted using the Census X-13ARIMA-SEATS seasonal adjustment 
 software, the seasonal factors for 2020 will be applied to data for 2021 to produce the 
 seasonally adjusted 2021 indexes. Series which are indirectly seasonally adjusted by 
 summing seasonally adjusted component series have seasonal factors which are derived and 
 are therefore not available in advance.

 Determining Seasonal Status

 Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based upon certain statistical 
 criteria. Using these criteria, BLS economists determine whether a series should change its 
 status from "not seasonally adjusted" to "seasonally adjusted", or vice versa. If any of the 
 81 components of the U.S. city average all items index change their seasonal adjustment 
 status from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally adjusted data 
 will be used in the aggregation of the dependent series for the last 5 years, but the 
 seasonally adjusted indexes before that period will not be changed. Thirty-four of the 81 
 components of the U.S. city average all items index are not seasonally adjusted for 2021.

 Contact Information

 For additional information about the CPI visit www.bls.gov/cpi or contact the CPI Information 
 and Analysis Section at 202-691-7000 or cpi_info@bls.gov. 

 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI visit 
 www.bls.gov/cpi/seasonal-adjustment/home.htm or contact the CPI seasonal adjustment section 
 at 202-691-6968 or cpiseas@bls.gov. 

 Information from this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon 
 request. Voice phone: 202-691-5200; Federal Relay Service: 1-800-877-8339.  









Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, January 2021 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Dec.
2020
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jan.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Jan.
2020-
Jan.
2021
Dec.
2020-
Jan.
2021
Oct.
2020-
Nov.
2020
Nov.
2020-
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2020-
Jan.
2021

All items

100.000 257.971 260.474 261.582 1.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3

Food

14.119 261.057 270.023 270.938 3.8 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.1

Food at home

7.772 243.110 251.253 252.107 3.7 0.3 -0.2 0.3 -0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.001 275.916 283.735 282.911 2.5 -0.3 -0.3 0.3 -0.8

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.736 252.905 264.475 265.922 5.1 0.5 0.1 -0.2 0.5

Dairy and related products

0.792 223.035 231.740 231.546 3.8 -0.1 0.3 0.7 -0.4

Fruits and vegetables

1.341 301.679 306.506 309.954 2.7 1.1 0.1 -0.2 -0.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.930 172.313 177.539 179.789 4.3 1.3 -0.6 0.9 0.1

Other food at home

1.972 210.763 218.534 217.824 3.4 -0.3 -0.5 0.7 -0.3

Food away from home(1)

6.347 289.137 299.369 300.382 3.9 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.3

Energy

6.155 213.043 198.155 205.273 -3.6 3.6 0.7 2.6 3.5

Energy commodities

3.020 232.906 198.997 212.676 -8.7 6.9 0.5 5.1 7.3

Fuel oil(1)

0.084 291.872 231.044 243.588 -16.5 5.4 3.3 10.2 5.4

Motor fuel

2.875 228.343 194.996 208.387 -8.7 6.9 0.5 5.2 7.4

Gasoline (all types)

2.811 227.010 193.990 207.406 -8.6 6.9 0.5 5.2 7.4

Energy services

3.135 203.318 206.758 207.649 2.1 0.4 0.9 0.2 -0.3

Electricity

2.425 212.018 214.375 215.242 1.5 0.4 0.3 0.4 -0.2

Utility (piped) gas service

0.710 174.272 180.767 181.709 4.3 0.5 3.0 -0.4 -0.4

All items less food and energy

79.726 266.004 269.226 269.755 1.4 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.200 143.532 145.317 145.973 1.7 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.1

Apparel

2.663 120.853 114.434 117.785 -2.5 2.9 0.7 0.9 2.2

New vehicles

3.756 147.253 149.091 149.377 1.4 0.2 0.0 0.4 -0.5

Used cars and trucks

2.750 136.064 150.891 149.659 10.0 -0.8 -1.4 -0.9 -0.9

Medical care commodities(1)

1.580 386.331 377.921 377.546 -2.3 -0.1 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages

1.038 253.592 259.397 259.765 2.4 0.1 0.4 0.1 -0.1

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.608 1,144.642 1,199.508 1,220.942 6.7 1.8 0.5 0.6 1.8

Services less energy services

59.526 342.694 346.808 347.190 1.3 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0

Shelter

33.316 323.053 327.702 328.282 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1

Rent of primary residence

7.862 337.825 344.455 344.758 2.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

24.263 331.522 337.695 338.181 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Medical care services

7.289 552.721 564.201 568.778 2.9 0.8 -0.1 -0.1 0.5

Physicians' services(1)

1.817 384.715 391.807 397.892 3.4 1.6 0.0 -0.1 1.6

Hospital services(3)

2.221 349.152 355.232 358.733 2.7 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.3

Transportation services

5.142 324.500 312.959 311.312 -4.1 -0.5 1.3 -0.6 -0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.099 300.112 309.888 310.662 3.5 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

1.598 572.693 545.376 551.552 -3.7 1.1 -0.2 -0.1 1.6

Airline fares

0.633 255.200 205.983 200.825 -21.3 -2.5 3.7 -2.5 -3.2

Footnotes
(1) Not seasonally adjusted.
(2) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(3) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.


Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, January 2021 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Dec.
2020
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jan.
2020-
Jan.
2021
Dec.
2020-
Jan.
2021
Oct.
2020-
Nov.
2020
Nov.
2020-
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2020-
Jan.
2021

All items

100.000 1.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3

Food

14.119 3.8 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.1

Food at home

7.772 3.7 0.3 -0.2 0.3 -0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.001 2.5 -0.3 -0.3 0.3 -0.8

Cereals and cereal products

0.308 2.6 -0.1 0.0 0.4 -0.5

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.041 1.7 2.9 0.6 0.0 -1.6

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.142 3.2 -0.7 -0.6 1.0 -0.7

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.124 2.4 -0.5 -0.1 0.9 -0.8

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  4.4 -0.4 1.2 0.0 -0.4

Bakery products(1)

0.693 2.5 -0.4 -0.8 0.1 -0.4

Bread(1)(2)

0.200 3.5 -0.8 -0.5 0.2 -0.8

White bread(1)(3)

  2.3 -1.3 -0.6 0.0 -1.3

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  4.8 -0.5 -0.6 0.7 -0.5

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(2)

0.101 4.1 0.4 -0.5 0.2 0.1

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies(1)

0.178 1.5 0.2 -0.5 0.3 0.2

Cookies(1)(3)

  2.1 -0.9 -1.7 0.7 -0.9

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  0.0 2.0 0.1 0.1 2.0

Other bakery products

0.214 1.6 -0.8 0.4 0.0 -2.5

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(1)(3)

  4.2 -1.4 1.0 0.1 -1.4

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  3.2 1.3 2.1 (r)-2.0 (r)-1.3

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers(1)(3)

  -0.7 -1.7 -3.4 (r)1.3 (r)-1.7

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.736 5.1 0.5 0.1 -0.2 0.5

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.637 5.4 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.5

Meats

1.026 5.5 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.6

Beef and veal

0.471 6.4 0.9 0.3 -0.1 1.1

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.173 4.4 -0.2 0.4 -1.0 -0.2

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.073 8.4 0.8 0.6 -0.4 0.8

Uncooked beef steaks(2)

0.180 6.6 2.1 -0.1 0.0 2.6

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.044 9.7 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.7

Pork

0.322 5.3 0.9 -0.1 0.6 0.3

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.134 3.5 0.1 0.2 1.3 -1.7

Bacon and related products(3)

  5.0 -0.4 1.0 (r)1.3 (r)-0.8

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  1.9 1.5 -1.4 (r)1.4 (r)-2.1

Ham

0.062 2.9 3.8 -1.3 1.0 3.1

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  3.3 3.8 -1.1 (r)1.2 (r)3.1

Pork chops(1)

0.052 7.8 -2.4 3.0 -0.9 -2.4

Other pork including roasts, steaks, and ribs(2)

0.075 9.0 2.3 -1.4 0.0 2.4

Other meats

0.233 4.2 -0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1

Frankfurters(3)

  4.4 -0.6 -3.5 (r)2.1 (r)-0.8

Lunchmeats(1)(2)(3)

  4.3 -0.1 -0.3 (r)0.2 (r)-0.1

Poultry(1)

0.333 6.1 0.5 0.0 -0.9 0.5

Chicken(1)(2)

0.273 5.6 -0.2 1.1 -0.7 -0.2

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  3.8 -0.3 1.5 -1.0 -0.3

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  6.2 -0.3 1.1 -0.4 -0.3

Other uncooked poultry including turkey(2)

0.060 7.9 3.9 -1.7 -2.1 2.7

Fish and seafood

0.278 4.3 0.2 0.2 0.5 -0.2

Fresh fish and seafood(2)

0.140 3.7 0.1 0.1 0.6 -0.8

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.138 4.9 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.6

Shelf stable fish and seafood(3)

  5.5 0.6 1.5 0.0 0.9

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

  5.0 0.6 -0.2 (r)0.2 (r)0.6

Eggs

0.099 0.8 0.2 0.5 -2.8 1.1

Dairy and related products

0.792 3.8 -0.1 0.3 0.7 -0.4

Milk(2)

0.218 3.2 -1.4 0.6 1.7 -1.2

Fresh whole milk(3)

  4.7 -1.4 0.8 (r)2.2 (r)-1.4

Fresh milk other than whole(2)(3)

  2.7 -1.2 0.2 (r)1.5 (r)-0.7

Cheese and related products(1)

0.266 4.5 0.4 -0.3 0.4 0.4

Ice cream and related products

0.111 3.3 0.7 0.7 0.3 -0.3

Other dairy and related products(1)(2)

0.197 3.8 0.3 -0.3 0.5 0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.341 2.7 1.1 0.1 -0.2 -0.2

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.053 2.4 1.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.1

Fresh fruits

0.538 3.6 1.9 0.5 -0.2 1.2

Apples

0.073 1.5 2.1 -0.1 0.7 0.7

Bananas(1)

0.074 0.5 3.8 0.6 -1.2 3.8

Citrus fruits(2)

0.136 5.4 1.3 3.4 -0.4 3.4

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  4.6 1.6 3.6 (r)-0.1 (r)3.2

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.254 4.2 1.6 -0.5 -0.8 -1.9

Fresh vegetables

0.516 1.1 0.6 -0.5 -0.5 -1.5

Potatoes

0.075 1.4 7.0 -0.7 -0.2 1.7

Lettuce(1)

0.068 4.1 -3.8 3.0 -0.4 -3.8

Tomatoes

0.082 -1.4 1.1 -3.9 -3.3 -0.9

Other fresh vegetables

0.290 1.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.6 -1.8

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.288 4.1 0.5 0.5 0.4 -0.7

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.150 4.7 0.8 1.6 0.1 -0.5

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  3.1 -0.7 1.4 (r)-0.2 (r)-1.4

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  6.5 2.0 1.1 (r)0.4 (r)0.1

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.086 4.1 0.8 -0.5 0.7 0.1

Frozen vegetables(3)

  2.6 1.0 -0.4 (r)0.3 (r)-0.8

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.052 2.3 -0.7 -0.7 1.2 -1.1

Dried beans, peas, and lentils(1)(2)(3)

  4.1 -0.6 -1.0 2.1 -0.6

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.930 4.3 1.3 -0.6 0.9 0.1

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.666 5.0 1.4 -0.6 0.8 -0.1

Carbonated drinks

0.278 7.4 3.5 -0.7 1.2 0.8

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.006 0.9 0.0 -0.9 1.6 0.0

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(2)

0.382 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.2 -0.6

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.264 2.7 0.8 -0.6 1.1 0.1

Coffee

0.169 2.5 1.4 -1.5 1.1 0.8

Roasted coffee(3)

  2.6 1.6 -1.0 (r)1.0 (r)0.5

Instant coffee(1)(3)

  2.5 -0.6 -5.2 4.2 -0.6

Other beverage materials including tea(1)(2)

0.095 3.1 -0.2 1.1 1.0 -0.2

Other food at home

1.972 3.4 -0.3 -0.5 0.7 -0.3

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.270 2.8 0.8 -0.1 0.5 0.8

Sugar and sugar substitutes

0.037 6.1 1.0 2.5 0.4 -2.5

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.180 2.8 0.9 0.0 0.8 0.9

Other sweets(2)

0.053 0.5 0.5 -0.3 0.8 -1.8

Fats and oils

0.212 2.0 1.6 0.1 0.4 0.4

Butter and margarine(2)

0.063 -1.0 1.8 -2.0 2.1 -1.3

Butter(3)

  -2.6 3.4 -2.1 (r)1.4 (r)-0.9

Margarine(3)

  0.4 -1.8 -1.0 (r)2.1 (r)-2.7

Salad dressing(2)

0.051 1.9 0.4 1.2 0.2 0.7

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.098 4.0 2.0 0.6 0.1 1.0

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

      0.1 3.2  

Other foods

1.489 3.7 -0.8 -0.7 0.7 -0.6

Soups

0.089 2.8 -2.9 -0.5 1.2 -3.0

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.259 3.1 -1.9 0.2 0.3 -0.7

Snacks(1)

0.340 3.7 -1.8 -0.9 0.1 -1.8

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.290 3.7 1.7 0.0 -0.1 -0.4

Salt and other seasonings and spices(2)(3)

  3.1 1.0 1.4 (r)2.2 (r)-1.9

Olives, pickles, relishes(1)(2)(3)

  1.7 -0.5 -0.2 -0.4 -0.5

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  4.7 2.6 -0.5 (r)-1.2 (r)0.8

Other condiments(3)

  1.7 2.2 -1.4 (r)-0.1 (r)0.4

Baby food(1)(2)

0.042 4.2 0.2 1.4 -1.1 0.2

Other miscellaneous foods(2)

0.469 4.1 -0.7 -1.2 0.9 1.1

Prepared salads(3)(4)

  0.4 -0.1 0.4 0.7 0.7

Food away from home(1)

6.347 3.9 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.3

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

3.176 2.9 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.787 6.2 0.6 0.2 0.5 0.6

Food at employee sites and schools(1)(2)

0.130 -14.1 -4.7 -6.3 0.0 -4.7

Food at elementary and secondary schools(1)(3)(5)

  -21.9 -9.0 -8.8 0.1 -9.0

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(1)(2)

0.080 2.2 1.8 -0.1 0.1 1.8

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.174 1.8 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0

Energy

6.155 -3.6 3.6 0.7 2.6 3.5

Energy commodities

3.020 -8.7 6.9 0.5 5.1 7.3

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.145 -7.6 7.0 1.5 3.9 4.4

Fuel oil(1)

0.084 -16.5 5.4 3.3 10.2 5.4

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(6)

0.061 7.7 9.2 0.4 1.0 6.8

Motor fuel

2.875 -8.7 6.9 0.5 5.2 7.4

Gasoline (all types)

2.811 -8.6 6.9 0.5 5.2 7.4

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -8.8 7.2 0.1 5.4 7.1

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -7.5 5.5 0.8 4.5 5.5

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -7.5 5.0 0.6 3.5 5.1

Other motor fuels(1)(2)

0.064 -13.2 4.7 -0.2 4.3 4.7

Energy services

3.135 2.1 0.4 0.9 0.2 -0.3

Electricity

2.425 1.5 0.4 0.3 0.4 -0.2

Utility (piped) gas service

0.710 4.3 0.5 3.0 -0.4 -0.4

All items less food and energy

79.726 1.4 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.200 1.7 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(8)

3.783 2.4 0.2 0.8 0.0 -0.5

Window and floor coverings and other linens(1)(2)

0.271 -3.1 3.0 -2.8 -2.3 3.0

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.062 -1.9 0.5 -0.4 -1.3 0.5

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.058 -3.4 -1.0 -2.5 -1.2 -1.0

Other linens(1)(2)

0.151 -3.4 5.7 -3.8 -3.0 5.7

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.944 1.5 -0.5 0.8 0.2 -0.5

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.329 -2.4 -1.1 1.7 0.2 -1.1

Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture(1)(2)

0.454 2.6 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0

Other furniture(2)

0.152 7.0 -0.5 1.1 0.1 -1.7

Appliances(2)

0.220 5.7 0.3 1.6 0.0 -1.1

Major appliances(2)

0.078 15.8 1.8 2.8 -2.1 -1.3

Laundry equipment(1)(3)

  23.1 5.2 3.9 (r)0.8 (r)5.2

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.140 0.7 -0.6 0.4 0.2 -0.6

Other household equipment and furnishings(1)(2)

0.535 2.4 2.3 0.1 -0.3 2.3

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.313 3.4 2.2 1.1 -0.6 2.2

Indoor plants and flowers(9)

0.093 7.7 1.9 0.0 1.2 2.9

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.052 -4.9 3.0 2.0 -2.9 3.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(1)(2)

0.077 -2.5 2.5 -3.5 -0.3 2.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.892 1.7 -1.4 0.4 0.4 -1.8

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.243 2.4 0.1 -1.9 0.1 0.1

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.459 1.3 -2.3 1.4 0.3 -2.5

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.922 5.3 0.2 1.2 -0.4 0.2

Household cleaning products(1)(2)

0.367 6.3 0.4 0.1 0.9 0.4

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.235 9.1 0.5 4.0 0.1 0.5

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.320 1.6 -0.2 0.3 -2.4 -0.2

Apparel

2.663 -2.5 2.9 0.7 0.9 2.2

Men's and boys' apparel

0.666 -2.6 4.3 1.6 1.0 1.4

Men's apparel

0.532 -3.6 4.4 1.7 1.3 1.1

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.088 -15.6 1.7 2.3 3.2 -0.8

Men's underwear, nightwear, swimwear, and accessories(1)

0.158 -0.7 0.3 -2.4 -2.6 0.3

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.150 -3.0 3.1 3.3 3.1 0.8

Men's pants and shorts

0.130 1.3 12.6 1.2 0.4 5.3

Boys' apparel

0.134 1.5 3.9 0.7 1.0 3.4

Women's and girls' apparel

1.075 -3.3 2.8 -0.1 1.2 3.1

Women's apparel

0.875 -5.5 2.5 -0.5 1.0 2.4

Women's outerwear

0.062 -1.6 -0.2 -1.4 1.5 2.1

Women's dresses

0.092 -11.6 -4.4 2.2 1.9 -1.3

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.446 -3.6 5.1 -2.3 1.9 5.5

Women's underwear, nightwear, swimwear, and accessories(2)

0.265 -7.5 1.0 0.9 -1.3 0.2

Girls' apparel

0.200 7.7 4.5 1.5 2.2 6.2

Footwear

0.644 -2.1 1.0 1.1 0.3 1.4

Men's footwear(1)

0.224 0.1 3.8 -1.1 -1.6 3.8

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.136 -1.9 -0.4 4.6 -1.3 0.5

Women's footwear

0.284 -4.0 -0.4 0.6 1.0 -0.7

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.125 -5.7 -0.9 3.1 -0.8 0.5

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.153 3.9 8.8 -1.1 2.0 4.1

Watches(1)(6)

0.040 4.0 0.3 -0.9 1.7 0.3

Jewelry(6)

0.114 3.8 11.8 -2.1 1.5 6.0

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(8)

7.144 4.6 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6

New vehicles

3.756 1.4 0.2 0.0 0.4 -0.5

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  1.5 0.2 0.0 (r)0.4 (r)-0.5

New cars(3)

  1.6 0.3 -0.1 (r)0.5 (r)-0.5

New trucks(3)(10)

  1.5 0.2 0.0 (r)0.3 (r)-0.5

Used cars and trucks

2.750 10.0 -0.8 -1.4 -0.9 -0.9

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.393 0.6 0.6 -0.2 0.6 0.6

Tires(1)

0.249 1.4 1.0 -0.4 0.7 1.0

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.144 -0.8 -0.1 0.2 0.4 -0.1

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(1)(3)

  -0.7 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.2

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(1)(3)

  -2.4 -0.3 0.7 1.2 -0.3

Medical care commodities(1)

1.580 -2.3 -0.1 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1

Medicinal drugs(8)

1.515 -2.1 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.6

Prescription drugs

1.141 -2.4 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0.5

Nonprescription drugs(1)(8)

0.374 -1.3 -1.1 0.1 -0.4 -1.1

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(8)

0.066 -6.1 3.5 -5.3 -0.2 3.5

Recreation commodities(8)

2.008 -0.2 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.1

Video and audio products(8)

0.269 -0.8 -0.1 -0.5 0.2 -0.7

Televisions

0.091 -2.9 1.9 1.0 0.7 0.7

Other video equipment(2)

0.042 4.8 3.3 -1.5 1.3 2.2

Audio equipment(1)

0.079 -1.6 -3.3 -1.6 -0.3 -3.3

Recorded music and music subscriptions(1)(2)

0.045 -1.1 -1.5 -0.5 -1.2 -1.5

Pets and pet products(1)

0.632 -1.7 0.0 0.9 0.5 0.0

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  -0.5 -0.1 0.8 0.0 -0.1

Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories(1)(2)(3)

  -3.3 0.2 1.1 1.1 0.2

Sporting goods(1)

0.604 2.8 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.361 1.0 0.3 0.5 -0.8 0.3

Sports equipment(1)

0.232 5.7 1.3 0.7 3.2 1.3

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.026 4.6 1.4 0.5 1.2 1.2

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  6.5 1.8 1.3 (r)2.2 (r)2.0

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.120 4.3 1.0 0.1 0.7 1.0

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.068 4.3 2.1 1.0 0.2 2.1

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.050 4.3 -0.4 -1.0 1.2 -0.4

Other recreational goods(2)

0.356 -3.8 1.0 -0.3 -1.3 -0.4

Toys

0.274 -4.1 1.2 -0.3 -0.4 -0.6

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment(2)(3)

  -1.0 1.8 -0.6 (r)-0.1 (r)-0.3

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(1)(2)

0.020 -6.1 2.0 0.2 -10.4 2.0

Music instruments and accessories(1)(2)

0.046 -1.1 -0.7 -0.8 -2.4 -0.7

Education and communication commodities(8)

0.501 -1.9 -0.5 0.5 0.3 -0.6

Educational books and supplies(1)

0.109 3.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.7 -0.2

College textbooks(1)(3)(11)

  2.7 -0.2 -0.4 0.8 -0.2

Information technology commodities(8)

0.392 -3.2 -0.5 0.7 0.3 -0.7

Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistants(1)(4)

0.297 1.6 0.0 2.1 0.9 0.0

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.018 -5.1 -1.2 4.6 1.7 -1.2

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items(2)

0.077 -17.8 -2.5 -4.6 -2.5 -3.1

Alcoholic beverages

1.038 2.4 0.1 0.4 0.1 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.580 2.4 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.0

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.223 2.2 0.0 0.5 -0.2 -0.1

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.094 2.8 0.8 -0.1 0.1 0.8

Whiskey at home(1)(3)

  2.7 0.9 0.1 -0.3 0.9

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(1)(3)

  3.1 1.0 -0.1 0.2 1.0

Wine at home

0.263 2.4 0.1 0.2 0.1 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.458 2.5 0.1 0.6 0.0 0.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home(1)(2)(3)

  2.1 0.0 0.9 0.5 0.0

Wine away from home(1)(2)(3)

  2.6 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.0

Distilled spirits away from home(1)(2)(3)

  5.9 0.2 0.7 -0.3 0.2

Other goods(8)

1.483 2.2 1.1 0.5 0.0 1.1

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.608 6.7 1.8 0.5 0.6 1.8

Cigarettes(1)(2)

0.529 7.0 1.8 0.6 0.7 1.8

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.060 4.1 1.4 0.2 -0.1 1.4

Personal care products(1)

0.678 0.2 0.6 0.0 -0.6 0.6

Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products(1)(2)

0.364 0.2 0.4 -0.4 -0.8 0.4

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements(1)

0.306 0.2 0.8 0.5 -0.3 0.8

Miscellaneous personal goods(1)(2)

0.197 -3.5 0.6 1.9 -0.1 0.6

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  0.9 0.8 2.8 (r)-0.3 (r)1.1

Services less energy services

59.526 1.3 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0

Shelter

33.316 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1

Rent of shelter(12)

32.950 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1

Rent of primary residence

7.862 2.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Lodging away from home(2)

0.825 -11.4 1.9 2.8 -0.3 -1.9

Housing at school, excluding board(12)

0.118 2.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.707 -13.3 2.2 3.3 -0.4 -2.2

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(12)

24.263 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(12)

23.044 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.366 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.5

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.107 3.6 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.4

Water and sewerage maintenance

0.810 3.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Garbage and trash collection(1)(10)

0.297 4.4 0.9 0.3 0.6 0.9

Household operations(1)(2)

0.899 4.7 0.7 -0.4 2.0 0.7

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.302 6.4 1.3 -1.1 3.2 1.3

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

           

Moving, storage, freight expense(1)(2)

0.091 6.7 2.0 0.3 -0.5 2.0

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.116 0.2        

Medical care services

7.289 2.9 0.8 -0.1 -0.1 0.5

Professional services

3.662 2.9 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.9

Physicians' services(1)

1.817 3.4 1.6 0.0 -0.1 1.6

Dental services

1.005 3.1 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.0

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.365 0.2 -0.3 -0.5 -0.1 -0.3

Services by other medical professionals(1)(6)

0.474 2.7 1.6 -0.1 0.0 1.6

Hospital and related services

2.419 2.9 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.3

Hospital services(13)

2.221 2.7 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.3

Inpatient hospital services(13)(3)

  1.7 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.1

Outpatient hospital services(3)(6)

  2.0 1.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

Nursing homes and adult day services(13)

0.124 2.8 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.0

Care of invalids and elderly at home(1)(5)

0.073 8.1 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.6

Health insurance(1)(5)

1.209 2.9 -0.1 -1.0 -1.1 -0.1

Transportation services

5.142 -4.1 -0.5 1.3 -0.6 -0.3

Leased cars and trucks(1)(11)

0.641 -3.6        

Car and truck rental(2)

0.134 3.0 -6.3 2.5 -4.5 -1.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.099 3.5 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.2

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.059 3.3 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.635 2.6 0.0 0.7 0.1 0.0

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.345 5.3 0.7 0.1 -0.1 0.7

Motor vehicle insurance

1.598 -3.7 1.1 -0.2 -0.1 1.6

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.565 0.5 0.8 -0.3 -0.3 0.8

State motor vehicle registration and license fees(1)(2)

0.297 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2

Parking and other fees(1)(2)

0.254 0.0 1.5 -0.7 -0.6 1.5

Parking fees and tolls(2)(3)

  2.2 2.5 -0.1 (r)-0.3 (r)2.1

Public transportation

1.105 -13.9 -1.4 2.5 -1.0 -1.7

Airline fares

0.633 -21.3 -2.5 3.7 -2.5 -3.2

Other intercity transportation

0.182 2.9 -0.3 3.2 2.1 0.7

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  2.2 1.0 2.6 3.8 1.0

Intracity transportation(1)

0.287 -4.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.2

Intracity mass transit(1)(3)(8)

  -10.1 -0.6 -0.2 0.0 -0.6

Recreation services(8)

3.789 0.3 -0.9 0.5 -0.5 -1.0

Video and audio services(8)

1.268 2.7 -0.3 -0.1 0.3 -0.4

Cable and satellite television service(10)

1.192 3.3 -0.4 0.2 0.4 -0.4

Video discs and other media, including rental of video(1)(2)

0.076 -4.9 0.5 -5.3 -0.2 0.5

Video discs and other media(1)(2)(3)

  -4.9 0.6 -6.1 -0.7 0.6

Rental of video discs and other media(1)(2)(3)

  3.3 1.2 -0.6 1.0 1.2

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.560 4.4 1.6 0.2 0.2 1.4

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  4.5 1.2 0.2 (r)0.2 (r)1.1

Photographers and photo processing(1)(2)

0.044 2.4 0.7 -0.4 -1.9 0.7

Other recreation services(2)

1.916 -2.5 -2.1 1.0 -1.2 -2.1

Club membership for shopping clubs, fraternal, or other organizations, or participant sports fees(1)(2)

0.689 -0.9 -0.1 0.3 0.3 -0.1

Admissions(1)

0.688 -6.6 -5.5 1.7 -3.2 -5.5

Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts(1)(2)(3)

  1.2 0.2 0.8 0.2 0.2

Admission to sporting events(1)(2)(3)

  -21.4        

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.218 5.5 2.0 1.5 -0.1 2.0

Education and communication services(8)

6.308 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.924 1.2 -0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

College tuition and fees

1.569 0.4 -0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.431 2.3 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.2

Day care and preschool(9)

0.768 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.037 2.5 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.111 3.8 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.3

Postage

0.101 4.0 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.2

Delivery services(2)

0.010 2.5 3.5 0.4 1.1 0.6

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.369 4.0 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.1

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.960 4.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

Land-line telephone services(1)(8)

0.410 3.6 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.6

Internet services and electronic information providers(2)

0.893 -0.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4

Other personal services(1)(8)

1.676 2.0 -0.3 -0.3 0.9 -0.3

Personal care services(1)

0.694 5.7 0.7 0.1 1.0 0.7

Haircuts and other personal care services(1)(2)

0.694 5.7 0.7 0.1 1.0 0.7

Miscellaneous personal services(1)

0.981 -0.5 -1.0 -0.6 0.8 -1.0

Legal services(1)(6)

0.250 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Funeral expenses(1)(6)

0.140 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.220 2.3 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.7

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(1)(2)

0.030 3.6 0.1 -0.6 0.4 0.1

Financial services(6)

0.229 -5.7 -4.7 -2.4 2.6 -5.0

Checking account and other bank services(1)(2)(3)

  -13.1 -11.2 -8.3 8.5 -11.2

Tax return preparation and other accounting fees(1)(2)(3)

  -0.1 0.3 0.4 -0.6 0.3

Footnotes
(1) Not seasonally adjusted.
(2) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(3) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(4) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(6) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(7) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(9) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(10) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(11) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(12) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(r) Revised


Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes, January 2021 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Dec.
2020
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jan.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Jan.
2020-
Jan.
2021
Dec.
2020-
Jan.
2021
Oct.
2020-
Nov.
2020
Nov.
2020-
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2020-
Jan.
2021

All items less food

85.881 257.476 258.959 260.098 1.0 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3

All items less shelter

66.684 235.553 237.289 238.594 1.3 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.3

All items less food and shelter

52.565 228.926 229.010 230.398 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.4

All items less food, shelter, and energy

46.410 234.373 236.831 237.329 1.3 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0

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

43.661 240.588 241.759 242.424 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.1

All items less medical care

91.130 245.789 248.096 249.098 1.3 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.2

All items less energy

93.845 264.540 268.613 269.199 1.8 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0

Commodities

37.339 185.055 186.063 187.790 1.5 0.9 0.1 0.6 0.7

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.450 145.098 144.915 145.857 0.5 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.3

Commodities less food

23.220 151.711 149.989 151.918 0.1 1.3 0.1 0.7 1.1

Commodities less food and beverages

22.182 148.253 146.342 148.303 0.0 1.3 0.1 0.7 1.2

Services

62.661 329.987 334.030 334.451 1.4 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.711 347.578 350.968 351.226 1.0 0.1 0.3 0.0 -0.1

Services less medical care services

55.372 313.118 316.606 316.720 1.2 0.0 0.2 0.1 -0.1

Durables

10.942 103.896 107.691 107.517 3.5 -0.2 0.1 0.2 -0.5

Nondurables

26.397 226.998 225.432 228.543 0.7 1.4 0.0 1.3 0.7

Nondurables less food

12.278 198.307 188.305 193.157 -2.6 2.6 0.0 1.6 1.9

Nondurables less food and beverages

11.241 194.871 183.826 188.975 -3.0 2.8 0.0 1.8 2.1

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

8.577 245.172 231.006 237.386 -3.2 2.8 -0.3 2.4 2.1

Nondurables less food and apparel

9.615 244.762 232.599 238.365 -2.6 2.5 -0.2 2.2 1.8

Housing

42.385 269.468 273.684 274.336 1.8 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.0

Education and communication(2)

6.810 139.132 141.549 141.556 1.7 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0

Education(2)

3.033 268.841 272.437 272.238 1.3 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0

Communication(2)

3.777 73.790 75.311 75.361 2.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Information and information processing(2)

3.666 69.749 71.171 71.199 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.297 7.375 7.288 7.280 -1.3 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.5

Recreation(2)

5.797 121.986 122.692 122.140 0.1 -0.4 0.4 -0.3 -0.6

Video and audio(2)

1.537 105.680 108.207 107.888 2.1 -0.3 -0.2 0.3 -0.4

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.192 180.442 181.066 182.431 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.7

Photography(2)

0.071 73.348 74.997 75.719 3.2 1.0 0.0 -0.8 0.9

Food and beverages

15.157 260.638 269.383 270.260 3.7 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.1

Domestically produced farm food

6.489 250.763 259.404 259.851 3.6 0.2 -0.5 0.3 0.2

Other services

11.773 364.536 371.076 369.899 1.5 -0.3 0.1 0.0 -0.3

Apparel less footwear

2.019 112.770 106.018 109.762 -2.7 3.5 0.5 1.1 2.5

Fuels and utilities

4.387 243.739 247.236 248.879 2.1 0.7 0.8 0.3 0.0

Household energy

3.280 200.219 202.017 203.476 1.6 0.7 0.9 0.3 -0.1

Medical care

8.870 512.149 518.766 522.133 1.9 0.6 -0.2 -0.1 0.4

Transportation

15.160 208.284 203.560 205.631 -1.3 1.0 0.3 0.7 1.1

Private transportation

14.055 204.277 201.523 203.963 -0.2 1.2 0.1 0.9 1.3

New and used motor vehicles(2)

7.525 98.491 103.242 102.492 4.1 -0.7 0.0 -0.4 -1.0

Utilities and public transportation

8.908 219.206 220.601 220.629 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.1 -0.4

Household furnishings and operations

4.682 124.151 127.367 127.716 2.9 0.3 0.6 0.2 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.159 458.336 466.332 467.995 2.1 0.4 0.1 0.5 0.4

Personal care

2.551 237.024 239.497 239.535 1.1 0.0 -0.1 0.4 0.0

Footnotes
(1) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(2) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(3) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.


Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, January 2021 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Jan. 2021 from: Percent change to Dec. 2020 from:
Jan.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2019
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020

U.S. city average

M

1.4 0.5 0.4 1.4 0.0 0.1

Region and area size(2)

Northeast

M

1.1 0.7 0.4 1.4 0.3 0.2

Northeast - Size Class A

M

1.1 0.7 0.4 1.4 0.2 0.3

Northeast - Size Class B/C(3)

M

1.3 0.7 0.5 1.5 0.5 0.2

New England(4)

M

0.6 0.8 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.3

Middle Atlantic(4)

M

1.3 0.6 0.4 1.6 0.2 0.2

Midwest

M

1.2 0.5 0.5 1.1 -0.1 0.1

Midwest - Size Class A

M

0.7 0.2 0.1 1.0 -0.3 0.0

Midwest - Size Class B/C(3)

M

1.5 0.7 0.6 1.2 0.0 0.1

East North Central(4)

M

0.9 0.5 0.5 0.8 -0.3 0.0

West North Central(4)

M

2.0 0.4 0.3 1.8 0.3 0.1

South

M

1.6 0.7 0.5 1.4 0.1 0.2

South - Size Class A

M

1.5 0.6 0.5 1.2 0.0 0.1

South - Size Class B/C(3)

M

1.7 0.8 0.6 1.5 0.1 0.2

South Atlantic(4)

M

1.8 0.6 0.5 1.6 0.0 0.1

East South Central(4)

M

2.2 1.3 0.9 1.7 0.3 0.5

West South Central(4)

M

1.0 0.7 0.4 0.8 0.1 0.3

West

M

1.4 0.1 0.2 1.5 -0.1 -0.1

West - Size Class A

M

1.2 0.2 0.2 1.5 0.0 -0.1

West - Size Class B/C(3)

M

1.6 0.1 0.2 1.5 -0.2 -0.1

Mountain(4)

M

1.2 0.1 0.3 1.0 -0.2 -0.2

Pacific(4)

M

1.5 0.1 0.2 1.6 -0.1 -0.1

Size classes

Size Class A(5)

M

1.2 0.4 0.3 1.3 0.0 0.1

Size Class B/C(3)

M

1.6 0.6 0.5 1.4 0.1 0.1

Selected local areas

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

M

0.7 0.6 0.7 0.9 -0.5 -0.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

M

0.9 0.0 0.2 1.5 -0.1 -0.2

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

M

1.2 0.8 0.4 1.6 0.1 0.4

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2

      1.6 0.1  

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD(6)

2

      1.4 0.2  

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

2

      0.7 -0.3  

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

2

      0.7 0.2  

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2

      1.1 -0.2  

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

2

      1.1 0.0  

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ(7)

2

      0.5 -0.8  

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2

      2.0 0.4  

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

2

      1.4 -0.4  

St. Louis, MO-IL

2

      1.2 0.1  

Urban Alaska

2

      0.3 -0.5  

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

1

0.5 0.7        

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

1

1.5 1.2        

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

1

0.4 0.1        

Minneapolis-St.Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1

1.6 0.4        

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA(4)

1

2.2 0.9        

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1

1.7 0.4        

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL(8)

1

3.4 0.9        

Urban Hawaii

1

1.4 0.3        

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV(6)

1

1.5 0.7        

Footnotes
(1) Foods, fuels, and several other items are priced every month in all areas. Most other goods and services are priced as indicated: M - Every month. 1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November. 2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.
(2) Regions defined as the four Census regions.
(3) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(4) Indexes on a December 2017=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(6) 1998 - 2017 indexes based on substantially smaller sample.
(7) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a 1987=100 base.

NOTE: Local area indexes are byproducts of the national CPI program. Each local index has a smaller sample size than the national index and is, therefore, subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are similar. Therefore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics strongly urges users to consider adopting the national average CPI for use in their escalator clauses.


Table 5. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) and the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, all items index, January 2021 [Percent changes]
Month Year Unadjusted 1-month percent change Unadjusted 12-month percent change
C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U

December 2008

    0.2 0.1

December 2009

    2.5 2.7

December 2010

    1.3 1.5

December 2011

    2.9 3.0

December 2012

    1.5 1.7

December 2013

    1.3 1.5

December 2014

    0.5 0.8

December 2015

    0.4 0.7

December 2016

    1.8 2.1

December 2017

    1.7 2.1

December 2018

    1.5 1.9

January 2019

0.2 0.2 1.3 1.6

February 2019

0.4 0.4 1.3 1.5

March 2019

0.5 0.6 1.5 1.9

April 2019

0.4 0.5 1.6 2.0

May 2019

0.2 0.2 1.4 1.8

June 2019

0.0 0.0 1.3 1.6

July 2019

0.1 0.2 1.5 1.8

August 2019

0.0 0.0 1.5 1.7

September 2019

0.0 0.1 1.4 1.7

October 2019

0.1 0.2 1.4 1.8

November 2019

-0.1 -0.1 1.6 2.1

December 2019

-0.2 -0.1 1.8 2.3

January 2020

0.4 0.4 2.0 2.5

February 2020

0.3 0.3 1.8 2.3

March 2020

-0.2 -0.2 1.1 1.5

April 2020

-0.8 -0.7 -0.1 0.3

May 2020

0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.1

June 2020

0.6 0.5 0.2 0.6

July 2020

0.5 0.5 0.6 1.0

August 2020

0.3 0.3 1.0 1.3

September 2020

0.2 0.1 1.1 1.4

October 2020

0.0 0.0 1.0 1.2

November 2020

-0.1 -0.1 1.0 1.2

December 2020

0.1 0.1 1.2 1.4

January 2021

0.4 0.4 1.3 1.4

Footnotes
(1) The C-CPI-U is designed to be a closer approximation to a cost-of-living index in that it, in its final form, accounts for any substitution that consumers make across item categories in response to changes in relative prices. Since the expenditure data required for the calculation of the C-CPI-U are available only with a time lag, the C-CPI-U is issued first in preliminary form using the latest available expenditure data at that time and is subject to four revisions.

Indexes are issued as initial estimates. Indexes are revised each quarter with the publication of January, April, July, and October data as updated expenditure estimates become available. The C-CPI-U indexes are updated quarterly until they become final. January-March indexes are final in January of the following year; April-June indexes are final in April of the following year; July-September indexes are final in July of the following year; October-December indexes are final in October of the following year.


Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, January 2021, 1-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Dec.
2020
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec. 2020-
Jan. 2021
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Dec. 2020-
Jan. 2021(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.3   0.04 L-Aug. 2020 0.4

Food

14.119 0.1 0.012 0.10 S-Nov. 2020 0.0

Food at home

7.772 -0.1 -0.010 0.15 S-Nov. 2020 -0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.001 -0.8 -0.008 0.40 S-Mar. 2016 -0.8

Cereals and cereal products

0.308 -0.5 -0.002 0.50 S-Aug. 2020 -0.7

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.041 -1.6 -0.001 0.83 S-Oct. 2018 -2.4

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.142 -0.7 -0.001 0.92 S-Aug. 2020 -2.0

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.124 -0.8 -0.001 0.78 S-Jun. 2020 -1.2

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  -0.4   0.68 S-Oct. 2020 -0.6

Bakery products(4)

0.693 -0.4 -0.003 0.52 S-Nov. 2020 -0.8

Bread(4)(5)

0.200 -0.8 -0.002 0.83 S-May 2020 -1.8

White bread(4)(6)

  -1.3   0.94 S-May 2020 -2.2

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  -0.5   1.04 S-Nov. 2020 -0.6

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(5)

0.101 0.1 0.000 1.35 S-Nov. 2020 -0.5

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies(4)

0.178 0.2 0.000 0.86 S-Nov. 2020 -0.5

Cookies(4)(6)

  -0.9   0.94 S-Nov. 2020 -1.7

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  2.0   1.62 L-Jun. 2020 3.5

Other bakery products

0.214 -2.5 -0.005 0.82 S-EVER -

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(4)(6)

  -1.4   0.76 S-Sep. 2020 -2.0

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  (r)-1.3   1.24 L-Nov. 2020 2.1

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers(4)(6)

  (r)-1.7   1.13 S-Nov. 2020 -3.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.736 0.5 0.009 0.34 L-Oct. 2020 0.5

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.637 0.5 0.008 0.36 L-Jun. 2020 2.2

Meats

1.026 0.6 0.006 0.44 L-Oct. 2020 0.8

Beef and veal

0.471 1.1 0.005 0.69 L-Jun. 2020 4.6

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.173 -0.2 0.000 0.98 L-Nov. 2020 0.4

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.073 0.8 0.001 1.73 L-Jun. 2020 1.3

Uncooked beef steaks(5)

0.180 2.6 0.005 0.93 L-Jun. 2020 5.3

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.044 0.7 0.000 1.14 S-Nov. 2020 0.5

Pork

0.322 0.3 0.001 0.80 S-Nov. 2020 -0.1

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.134 -1.7 -0.002 0.96 S-Feb. 2016 -1.8

Bacon and related products(6)

  (r)-0.8   1.05 S-Aug. 2020 -1.9

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  (r)-2.1   1.32 S-Dec. 2018 -2.4

Ham

0.062 3.1 0.002 1.91 L-Mar. 2019 3.2

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  (r)3.1   2.36 L-Mar. 2019 3.3

Pork chops(4)

0.052 -2.4 -0.001 1.70 S-Oct. 2020 -4.0

Other pork including roasts, steaks, and ribs(5)

0.075 2.4 0.002 1.96 L-Oct. 2020 4.4

Other meats

0.233 0.1 0.000 0.60 - -

Frankfurters(6)

  (r)-0.8   1.75 S-Nov. 2020 -3.5

Lunchmeats(4)(5)(6)

  (r)-0.1   0.58 S-Nov. 2020 -0.3

Poultry(4)

0.333 0.5 0.002 0.73 L-May 2020 2.2

Chicken(4)(5)

0.273 -0.2 -0.001 0.78 L-Nov. 2020 1.1

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  -0.3   1.35 L-Nov. 2020 1.5

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  -0.3   0.95 L-Nov. 2020 1.1

Other uncooked poultry including turkey(5)

0.060 2.7 0.002 1.27 L-Sep. 2020 3.5

Fish and seafood

0.278 -0.2 0.000 0.54 S-Jun. 2020 -0.7

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.140 -0.8 -0.001 0.82 S-Aug. 2020 -1.4

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.138 0.6 0.001 0.80 L-Aug. 2020 1.0

Shelf stable fish and seafood(6)

  0.9   1.06 L-Nov. 2020 1.5

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  (r)0.6   0.82 L-Aug. 2020 1.2

Eggs

0.099 1.1 0.001 0.89 L-Apr. 2020 14.3

Dairy and related products

0.792 -0.4 -0.003 0.36 S-Oct. 2020 -0.9

Milk(5)

0.218 -1.2 -0.003 0.66 S-Oct. 2020 -2.4

Fresh whole milk(6)

  (r)-1.4   0.76 S-Oct. 2020 -2.8

Fresh milk other than whole(5)(6)

  (r)-0.7   0.80 S-Oct. 2020 -2.4

Cheese and related products(4)

0.266 0.4 0.001 0.54 - -

Ice cream and related products

0.111 -0.3 0.000 0.95 S-Oct. 2020 -1.4

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.197 0.3 0.001 0.71 S-Nov. 2020 -0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.341 -0.2 -0.003 0.36 - -

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.053 -0.1 -0.001 0.46 L-Nov. 2020 0.0

Fresh fruits

0.538 1.2 0.006 0.72 L-Dec. 2018 1.5

Apples

0.073 0.7 0.001 1.36 - -

Bananas(4)

0.074 3.8 0.003 0.84 L-Apr. 2008 5.7

Citrus fruits(5)

0.136 3.4 0.005 0.97 L-Nov. 2020 3.4

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  (r)3.2   1.48 L-Nov. 2020 3.6

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.254 -1.9 -0.005 1.46 S-Sep. 2020 -2.9

Fresh vegetables

0.516 -1.5 -0.008 0.50 S-Jan. 2017 -2.2

Potatoes

0.075 1.7 0.001 1.27 L-Mar. 2020 2.2

Lettuce(4)

0.068 -3.8 -0.003 1.17 S-May 2019 -5.8

Tomatoes

0.082 -0.9 -0.001 1.35 L-Oct. 2020 1.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.290 -1.8 -0.005 0.64 S-Mar. 2020 -1.8

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.288 -0.7 -0.002 0.52 S-Apr. 2019 -0.8

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.150 -0.5 -0.001 0.67 S-Aug. 2020 -1.0

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  (r)-1.4   0.80 S-Apr. 2019 -3.2

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  (r)0.1   0.85 S-Aug. 2020 -0.7

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.086 0.1 0.000 0.93 S-Nov. 2020 -0.5

Frozen vegetables(6)

  (r)-0.8   1.21 S-Dec. 2019 -1.0

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.052 -1.1 -0.001 1.19 S-Aug. 2019 -1.6

Dried beans, peas, and lentils(4)(5)(6)

  -0.6   1.72 S-Nov. 2020 -1.0

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.930 0.1 0.001 0.44 S-Nov. 2020 -0.6

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.666 -0.1 0.000 0.51 S-Nov. 2020 -0.6

Carbonated drinks

0.278 0.8 0.002 1.03 S-Nov. 2020 -0.7

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.006 0.0 0.000 0.72 S-Nov. 2020 -0.9

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.382 -0.6 -0.002 0.60 S-Apr. 2019 -0.7

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.264 0.1 0.000 0.66 S-Nov. 2020 -0.6

Coffee

0.169 0.8 0.001 0.87 S-Nov. 2020 -1.5

Roasted coffee(6)

  (r)0.5   0.97 S-Nov. 2020 -1.0

Instant coffee(4)(6)

  -0.6   1.47 S-Nov. 2020 -5.2

Other beverage materials including tea(4)(5)

0.095 -0.2 0.000 0.81 S-Oct. 2020 -1.2

Other food at home

1.972 -0.3 -0.005 0.33 S-Nov. 2020 -0.5

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.270 0.8 0.002 0.64 L-Aug. 2020 0.8

Sugar and sugar substitutes

0.037 -2.5 -0.001 0.90 S-EVER -

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.180 0.9 0.002 0.87 L-Sep. 2020 1.5

Other sweets(5)

0.053 -1.8 -0.001 0.92 S-Apr. 2019 -2.0

Fats and oils

0.212 0.4 0.001 0.64 - -

Butter and margarine(5)

0.063 -1.3 -0.001 0.98 S-Nov. 2020 -2.0

Butter(6)

  (r)-0.9   1.18 S-Nov. 2020 -2.1

Margarine(6)

  (r)-2.7   1.33 S-Mar. 2016 -3.0

Salad dressing(5)

0.051 0.7 0.000 1.06 L-Nov. 2020 1.2

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.098 1.0 0.001 1.14 L-Jun. 2020 1.0

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

           

Other foods

1.489 -0.6 -0.009 0.37 S-Nov. 2020 -0.7

Soups

0.089 -3.0 -0.003 1.17 S-Oct. 2007 -3.3

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.259 -0.7 -0.002 0.67 S-Sep. 2020 -0.7

Snacks(4)

0.340 -1.8 -0.006 0.84 S-Dec. 2018 -1.9

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.290 -0.4 -0.001 0.51 S-Sep. 2020 -0.6

Salt and other seasonings and spices(5)(6)

  (r)-1.9   1.05 S-Jun. 2006 -2.2

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)(6)

  -0.5   0.89 S-May 2020 -2.4

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  (r)0.8   0.77 L-Aug. 2020 0.8

Other condiments(6)

  (r)0.4   1.05 L-Oct. 2020 2.2

Baby food(4)(5)

0.042 0.2 0.000 0.88 L-Nov. 2020 1.4

Other miscellaneous foods(5)

0.469 1.1 0.005 0.63 L-Apr. 2020 2.4

Prepared salads(7)(6)

  0.7   1.72 - -

Food away from home(4)

6.347 0.3 0.021 0.10 S-Nov. 2020 0.1

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

3.176 0.3 0.008 0.10 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.787 0.6 0.018 0.14 L-Sep. 2020 0.9

Food at employee sites and schools(4)(5)

0.130 -4.7 -0.006 0.27 S-Nov. 2020 -6.3

Food at elementary and secondary schools(4)(8)(6)

  -9.0   0.06 S-EVER -

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)(5)

0.080 1.8 0.001 0.11 L-Nov. 2008 1.8

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.174 0.0 0.000 0.14 S-Oct. 2020 -0.7

Energy

6.155 3.5 0.220 0.16 L-Jun. 2020 4.4

Energy commodities

3.020 7.3 0.229 0.20 L-Jun. 2020 9.9

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.145 4.4 0.006 0.60 L-Jun. 2020 4.8

Fuel oil(4)

0.084 5.4 0.005 0.94 S-Nov. 2020 3.3

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(9)

0.061 6.8 0.004 0.56 L-Feb. 2014 11.6

Motor fuel

2.875 7.4 0.222 0.20 L-Jun. 2020 10.1

Gasoline (all types)

2.811 7.4 0.218 0.20 L-Jun. 2020 10.4

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  7.1   0.45 L-Jun. 2020 10.4

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  5.5   0.46 L-Jun. 2020 8.3

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  5.1   0.40 L-Jun. 2020 7.0

Other motor fuels(4)(5)

0.064 4.7 0.003 0.37 L-Sep. 2017 8.0

Energy services

3.135 -0.3 -0.009 0.18 S-Jun. 2019 -0.3

Electricity

2.425 -0.2 -0.006 0.25 S-Aug. 2020 -0.2

Utility (piped) gas service

0.710 -0.4 -0.003 0.34 - -

All items less food and energy

79.726 0.0 0.025 0.04 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.200 0.1 0.028 0.10 - -

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.783 -0.5 -0.020 0.23 S-May 2018 -0.6

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)(5)

0.271 3.0 0.008 0.96 L-Jan. 2020 4.4

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.062 0.5 0.000 0.74 L-Aug. 2020 1.1

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.058 -1.0 -0.001 1.37 L-Oct. 2020 0.4

Other linens(4)(5)

0.151 5.7 0.009 1.52 L-Jan. 2020 6.6

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.944 -0.5 -0.004 0.55 S-Jul. 2020 -0.8

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.329 -1.1 -0.003 0.68 S-Jul. 2020 -1.2

Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture(4)(5)

0.454 0.0 0.000 0.90 S-Oct. 2020 -0.4

Other furniture(5)

0.152 -1.7 -0.003 0.70 S-Aug. 2019 -3.0

Appliances(5)

0.220 -1.1 -0.002 0.72 S-Sep. 2020 -1.5

Major appliances(5)

0.078 -1.3 -0.001 0.93 L-Nov. 2020 2.8

Laundry equipment(4)(6)

  (r)5.2   1.73 L-Jul. 2020 8.7

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.140 -0.6 -0.001 0.92 S-Oct. 2020 -0.9

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)(5)

0.535 2.3 0.012 0.55 L-Oct. 2004 4.5

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.313 2.2 0.007 0.89 L-Apr. 2020 3.1

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.093 2.9 0.003 0.80 L-Apr. 1998 2.9

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.052 3.0 0.002 1.49 L-Jan. 2020 5.1

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)(5)

0.077 2.5 0.002 0.81 L-Jan. 2020 3.0

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.892 -1.8 -0.016 0.40 S-EVER -

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.243 0.1 0.000 0.57 - -

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.459 -2.5 -0.011 0.57 S-EVER -

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.922 0.2 0.002 0.39 L-Nov. 2020 1.2

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.367 0.4 0.002 0.57 S-Nov. 2020 0.1

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.235 0.5 0.001 0.74 L-Nov. 2020 4.0

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.320 -0.2 0.000 0.64 L-Nov. 2020 0.3

Apparel

2.663 2.2 0.060 0.41 L-EVER -

Men's and boys' apparel

0.666 1.4 0.010 0.69 L-Nov. 2020 1.6

Men's apparel

0.532 1.1 0.006 0.76 S-Oct. 2020 -2.2

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.088 -0.8 -0.001 2.01 S-Oct. 2020 -5.5

Men's underwear, nightwear, swimwear, and accessories(4)

0.158 0.3 0.000 1.25 L-Sep. 2020 3.1

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.150 0.8 0.001 1.48 S-Oct. 2020 -2.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.130 5.3 0.007 1.52 L-Oct. 2013 10.5

Boys' apparel

0.134 3.4 0.005 1.38 L-Jul. 2020 4.8

Women's and girls' apparel

1.075 3.1 0.034 0.74 L-EVER -

Women's apparel

0.875 2.4 0.022 0.75 L-Jan. 2018 2.5

Women's outerwear

0.062 2.1 0.001 2.12 L-Feb. 2020 2.4

Women's dresses

0.092 -1.3 -0.001 1.93 S-May 2020 -9.4

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.446 5.5 0.026 1.09 L-EVER -

Women's underwear, nightwear, swimwear, and accessories(5)

0.265 0.2 0.001 1.11 L-Nov. 2020 0.9

Girls' apparel

0.200 6.2 0.012 1.99 L-EVER -

Footwear

0.644 1.4 0.009 0.57 L-Jan. 2020 1.4

Men's footwear(4)

0.224 3.8 0.008 0.81 L-EVER -

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.136 0.5 0.001 1.00 L-Nov. 2020 4.6

Women's footwear

0.284 -0.7 -0.002 0.82 S-May 2020 -1.7

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.125 0.5 0.001 1.47 L-Nov. 2020 3.1

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.153 4.1 0.007 1.26 L-Feb. 2016 4.1

Watches(4)(9)

0.040 0.3 0.000 1.41 S-Nov. 2020 -0.9

Jewelry(9)

0.114 6.0 0.007 1.67 L-EVER -

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

7.144 -0.6 -0.045 0.10 S-Nov. 2020 -0.6

New vehicles

3.756 -0.5 -0.019 0.17 S-Jul. 2017 -0.5

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  (r)-0.5   0.21 S-Jul. 2017 -0.5

New cars(6)

  (r)-0.5   0.24 S-Jul. 2017 -0.7

New trucks(13)(6)

  (r)-0.5   0.21 S-Mar. 2020 -0.5

Used cars and trucks

2.750 -0.9 -0.025 0.02 - -

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.393 0.6 0.002 0.29 - -

Tires(4)

0.249 1.0 0.002 0.33 L-Dec. 2018 1.0

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.144 -0.1 0.000 0.56 S-Oct. 2020 -1.4

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(4)(6)

  0.2   0.74 L-Sep. 2020 1.9

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(4)(6)

  -0.3   1.50 S-Oct. 2020 -2.0

Medical care commodities(4)

1.580 -0.1 -0.002 0.19 L-Aug. 2020 0.3

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.515 -0.6 -0.010 0.20 S-Jan. 2020 -0.7

Prescription drugs

1.141 -0.5 -0.006 0.17 S-Jan. 2020 -0.6

Nonprescription drugs(4)(11)

0.374 -1.1 -0.004 0.66 S-Oct. 2020 -1.3

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(11)

0.066 3.5 0.002 0.54 L-EVER -

Recreation commodities(11)

2.008 0.1 0.003 0.22 S-Oct. 2020 -0.1

Video and audio products(11)

0.269 -0.7 -0.002 0.42 S-Jan. 2020 -0.7

Televisions

0.091 0.7 0.001 0.57 - -

Other video equipment(5)

0.042 2.2 0.001 0.93 L-Aug. 2020 2.9

Audio equipment(4)

0.079 -3.3 -0.003 1.00 S-Dec. 2017 -5.4

Recorded music and music subscriptions(4)(5)

0.045 -1.5 -0.001 0.67 S-Sep. 2019 -3.6

Pets and pet products(4)

0.632 0.0 0.000 0.38 S-Oct. 2020 -0.8

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.45 S-Oct. 2020 -0.4

Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.64 S-Oct. 2020 -1.4

Sporting goods(4)

0.604 0.7 0.004 0.53 - -

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.361 0.3 0.001 0.69 L-Nov. 2020 0.5

Sports equipment(4)

0.232 1.3 0.003 0.53 S-Nov. 2020 0.7

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.026 1.2 0.000 0.78 - -

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  (r)2.0   0.98 S-Nov. 2020 1.3

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.120 1.0 0.001 0.83 L-Oct. 2020 1.1

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.068 2.1 0.001 0.95 L-Jan. 2020 2.4

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.050 -0.4 0.000 1.40 S-Nov. 2020 -1.0

Other recreational goods(5)

0.356 -0.4 -0.002 0.56 L-Nov. 2020 -0.3

Toys

0.274 -0.6 -0.002 0.64 S-Jun. 2020 -0.7

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment(5)(6)

  (r)-0.3   0.95 S-Nov. 2020 -0.6

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)(5)

0.020 2.0 0.000 1.79 L-Aug. 2020 15.0

Music instruments and accessories(4)(5)

0.046 -0.7 0.000 0.75 L-Oct. 2020 -0.2

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.501 -0.6 -0.003 0.58 S-Sep. 2020 -2.3

Educational books and supplies(4)

0.109 -0.2 0.000 0.63 S-Nov. 2020 -0.2

College textbooks(4)(14)(6)

  -0.2   0.52 S-Nov. 2020 -0.4

Information technology commodities(11)

0.392 -0.7 -0.003 0.70 S-Sep. 2020 -2.9

Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistants(4)(7)

0.297 0.0 0.000 0.93 S-Oct. 2020 -0.7

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.018 -1.2 0.000 1.59 S-Sep. 2020 -5.6

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items(5)

0.077 -3.1 -0.002 0.79 S-Nov. 2020 -4.6

Alcoholic beverages

1.038 -0.1 -0.001 0.24 S-Sep. 2020 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.580 0.0 0.000 0.35 - -

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.223 -0.1 0.000 0.45 L-Nov. 2020 0.5

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.094 0.8 0.001 0.52 L-Sep. 2020 0.8

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

  0.9   0.80 L-Jul. 2020 1.4

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(4)(6)

  1.0   0.59 L-Jan. 2020 1.0

Wine at home

0.263 -0.1 0.000 0.68 S-Sep. 2020 -0.5

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.458 0.1 0.000 0.31 L-Nov. 2020 0.6

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.72 S-Oct. 2020 -0.6

Wine away from home(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.33 S-Sep. 2020 0.0

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.53 L-Nov. 2020 0.7

Other goods(11)

1.483 1.1 0.016 0.21 L-Apr. 2017 1.7

Tobacco and smoking products(4)

0.608 1.8 0.011 0.20 L-Apr. 2017 3.9

Cigarettes(4)(5)

0.529 1.8 0.010 0.22 L-Apr. 2017 4.1

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.060 1.4 0.001 0.43 L-Feb. 2015 1.4

Personal care products(4)

0.678 0.6 0.004 0.32 L-Jul. 2020 0.6

Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products(4)(5)

0.364 0.4 0.002 0.39 L-Jul. 2020 0.6

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements(4)

0.306 0.8 0.002 0.57 L-Feb. 2020 1.0

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)(5)

0.197 0.6 0.001 0.98 L-Nov. 2020 1.9

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  (r)1.1   0.89 L-Nov. 2020 2.8

Services less energy services

59.526 0.0 0.017 0.04 - -

Shelter

33.316 0.1 0.028 0.05 - -

Rent of shelter(15)

32.950 0.1 0.027 0.05 - -

Rent of primary residence

7.862 0.1 0.009 0.04 - -

Lodging away from home(5)

0.825 -1.9 -0.017 1.46 S-Oct. 2020 -2.7

Housing at school, excluding board(15)

0.118 0.1 0.000 0.03 - -

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.707 -2.2 -0.017 1.65 S-Oct. 2020 -3.1

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(15)

24.263 0.1 0.034 0.04 - -

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(15)

23.044 0.1 0.032 0.04 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.366 0.5 0.002 0.12 L-Jul. 2018 0.6

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.107 0.4 0.004 0.07 - -

Water and sewerage maintenance

0.810 0.2 0.001 0.09 S-Nov. 2020 0.2

Garbage and trash collection(4)(13)

0.297 0.9 0.003 0.15 L-Jan. 2020 0.9

Household operations(4)(5)

0.899 0.7 0.006 0.13 S-Nov. 2020 -0.4

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.302 1.3 0.004 0.20 S-Nov. 2020 -1.1

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

           

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)(5)

0.091 2.0 0.002 0.63 L-Aug. 2020 2.6

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.116   0.000 0.08 - -

Medical care services

7.289 0.5 0.035 0.09 L-Jul. 2020 0.5

Professional services

3.662 0.9 0.034 0.12 L-Jan. 1988 0.9

Physicians' services(4)

1.817 1.6 0.028 0.16 L-EVER -

Dental services

1.005 0.0 0.000 0.24 S-Aug. 2020 -0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.365 -0.3 -0.001 0.28 S-Nov. 2020 -0.5

Services by other medical professionals(4)(9)

0.474 1.6 0.007 0.06 L-EVER -

Hospital and related services

2.419 0.3 0.007 0.13 - -

Hospital services(16)

2.221 0.3 0.006 0.14 - -

Inpatient hospital services(16)(6)

  0.1   0.24 S-Oct. 2020 -0.3

Outpatient hospital services(9)(6)

  0.3   0.22 - -

Nursing homes and adult day services(16)

0.124 0.0 0.000 0.14 S-Aug. 2019 0.0

Care of invalids and elderly at home(4)(8)

0.073 0.6 0.000 0.18 L-Oct. 2020 2.6

Health insurance(4)(8)

1.209 -0.1 -0.002 0.08 L-Aug. 2020 0.9

Transportation services

5.142 -0.3 -0.016 0.28 L-Nov. 2020 1.3

Leased cars and trucks(4)(14)

0.641   -0.028 0.38 - -

Car and truck rental(5)

0.134 -1.1 -0.001 1.88 L-Nov. 2020 2.5

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.099 0.2 0.003 0.17 L-Nov. 2020 0.4

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.059 0.4 0.000 0.20 L-Sep. 2020 0.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.635 0.0 0.000 0.24 S-Sep. 2020 -0.1

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.345 0.7 0.002 0.23 L-Sep. 2020 0.7

Motor vehicle insurance

1.598 1.6 0.025 0.51 L-Jul. 2020 6.5

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.565 0.8 0.004 0.21 L-Sep. 2020 0.8

State motor vehicle registration and license fees(4)(5)

0.297 0.2 0.001 0.04 L-Jul. 2020 0.3

Parking and other fees(4)(5)

0.254 1.5 0.004 0.43 L-Sep. 2020 1.8

Parking fees and tolls(5)(6)

  (r)2.1   0.50 L-Sep. 2020 2.1

Public transportation

1.105 -1.7 -0.019 0.65 S-May 2020 -4.1

Airline fares

0.633 -3.2 -0.021 0.82 S-May 2020 -5.5

Other intercity transportation

0.182 0.7 0.001 0.85 S-Jul. 2020 -0.4

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  1.0   1.02 S-Sep. 2020 -0.8

Intracity transportation(4)

0.287 0.2 0.000 0.46 L-Sep. 2020 8.8

Intracity mass transit(4)(11)(6)

  -0.6   0.31 S-Oct. 2020 -9.3

Recreation services(11)

3.789 -1.0 -0.036 0.23 S-Jul. 2020 -1.2

Video and audio services(11)

1.268 -0.4 -0.005 0.17 S-Oct. 2012 -0.4

Cable and satellite television service(13)

1.192 -0.4 -0.005 0.15 S-Oct. 2012 -0.4

Video discs and other media, including rental of video(4)(5)

0.076 0.5 0.000 1.18 L-Sep. 2020 0.9

Video discs and other media(4)(5)(6)

  0.6   1.57 L-Sep. 2020 1.7

Rental of video discs and other media(4)(5)(6)

  1.2   0.21 L-Jun. 2019 2.2

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.560 1.4 0.008 0.20 L-Feb. 2000 2.7

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  (r)1.1   0.22 L-Sep. 2010 2.3

Photographers and photo processing(4)(5)

0.044 0.7 0.000 0.38 L-Sep. 2020 1.2

Other recreation services(5)

1.916 -2.1 -0.040 0.43 S-Jul. 2020 -3.1

Club membership for shopping clubs, fraternal, or other organizations, or participant sports fees(4)(5)

0.689 -0.1 0.000 0.32 S-Jul. 2020 -4.7

Admissions(4)

0.688 -5.5 -0.038 0.85 S-EVER -

Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.78 - -

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)(6)

      2.17 - -

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.218 2.0 0.004 0.22 L-Jun. 2007 2.1

Education and communication services(11)

6.308 0.0 0.001 0.07 S-Nov. 2020 0.0

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.924 0.1 0.001 0.05 S-Oct. 2020 0.1

College tuition and fees

1.569 0.0 0.000 0.06 S-Oct. 2020 0.0

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.431 0.2 0.001 0.14 S-Nov. 2020 0.2

Day care and preschool(12)

0.768 0.0 0.000 0.05 S-Sep. 2020 0.0

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.037 0.1 0.000 0.21 - -

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.111 0.3 0.000 0.03 L-Nov. 2020 0.3

Postage

0.101 0.2 0.000 0.00 L-Nov. 2020 0.3

Delivery services(5)

0.010 0.6 0.000 0.35 S-Nov. 2020 0.4

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.369 0.1 0.003 0.09 L-Oct. 2020 0.3

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.960 0.0 0.000 0.10 L-Oct. 2020 0.0

Land-line telephone services(4)(11)

0.410 0.6 0.002 0.19 L-Oct. 2020 1.9

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.893 -0.4 -0.003 0.20 S-Jun. 2020 -0.4

Other personal services(4)(11)

1.676 -0.3 -0.005 0.17 S-Nov. 2020 -0.3

Personal care services(4)

0.694 0.7 0.005 0.35 S-Nov. 2020 0.1

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)(5)

0.694 0.7 0.005 0.35 S-Nov. 2020 0.1

Miscellaneous personal services(4)

0.981 -1.0 -0.010 0.12 S-EVER -

Legal services(4)(9)

0.250 0.1 0.000 0.05 L-Aug. 2020 0.1

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.140 0.1 0.000 0.10 - -

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.220 0.7 0.002 0.17 L-Mar. 2019 0.8

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)(5)

0.030 0.1 0.000 0.37 S-Nov. 2020 -0.6

Financial services(9)

0.229 -5.0 -0.012 0.38 S-Nov. 2008 -6.0

Checking account and other bank services(4)(5)(6)

  -11.2   0.17 S-EVER -

Tax return preparation and other accounting fees(4)(5)(6)

  0.3   0.36 L-Nov. 2020 0.4

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.881 0.3 0.245 0.04 L-Sep. 2020 0.3

All items less shelter

66.684 0.3 0.229 0.05 - -

All items less food and shelter

52.565 0.4 0.217 0.06 L-Sep. 2020 0.4

All items less food, shelter, and energy

46.410 0.0 -0.003 0.07 - -

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

43.661 0.1 0.022 0.07 L-Nov. 2020 0.3

All items less medical care

91.130 0.2 0.223 0.04 S-Nov. 2020 0.2

All items less energy

93.845 0.0 0.037 0.04 S-May 2020 0.0

Commodities

37.339 0.7 0.269 0.07 L-Aug. 2020 0.8

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.450 0.3 0.053 0.11 L-Nov. 2020 0.3

Commodities less food

23.220 1.1 0.257 0.10 L-Aug. 2020 1.2

Commodities less food and beverages

22.182 1.2 0.258 0.10 L-Aug. 2020 1.2

Services

62.661 0.0 0.008 0.04 - -

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.711 -0.1 -0.035 0.07 S-May 2020 -0.3

Services less medical care services

55.372 -0.1 -0.059 0.05 S-May 2020 -0.1

Durables

10.942 -0.5 -0.052 0.11 S-Sep. 2018 -0.5

Nondurables

26.397 0.7 0.189 0.08 S-Nov. 2020 0.0

Nondurables less food

12.278 1.9 0.238 0.14 L-Jun. 2020 3.0

Nondurables less food and beverages

11.241 2.1 0.240 0.15 L-Jun. 2020 3.3

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

8.577 2.1 0.178 0.12 S-Nov. 2020 -0.3

Nondurables less food and apparel

9.615 1.8 0.176 0.11 S-Nov. 2020 -0.2

Housing

42.385 0.0 0.014 0.05 S-Apr. 2020 0.0

Education and communication(5)

6.810 0.0 -0.002 0.08 S-Sep. 2020 -0.1

Education(5)

3.033 0.0 0.001 0.06 S-Sep. 2020 -0.2

Communication(5)

3.777 -0.1 -0.003 0.13 S-Sep. 2020 -0.1

Information and information processing(5)

3.666 -0.1 -0.003 0.13 S-Sep. 2020 -0.1

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.297 -0.5 -0.006 0.27 S-Sep. 2020 -0.7

Recreation(5)

5.797 -0.6 -0.034 0.18 S-Jul. 2020 -0.6

Video and audio(5)

1.537 -0.4 -0.006 0.17 S-Sep. 2016 -0.5

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.192 0.7 0.008 0.22 L-Aug. 2020 0.9

Photography(5)

0.071 0.9 0.001 0.38 L-Jun. 2020 1.7

Food and beverages

15.157 0.1 0.011 0.09 S-Nov. 2020 0.0

Domestically produced farm food(4)

6.489 0.2 0.011 0.17 S-Nov. 2020 -0.5

Other services

11.773 -0.3 -0.040 0.10 S-Mar. 2017 -0.8

Apparel less footwear

2.019 2.5 0.051 0.56 L-EVER -

Fuels and utilities

4.387 0.0 0.001 0.14 S-May 2020 -0.1

Household energy

3.280 -0.1 -0.003 0.18 S-Aug. 2020 -0.1

Medical care

8.870 0.4 0.034 0.08 L-Jul. 2020 0.4

Transportation

15.160 1.1 0.161 0.13 L-Sep. 2020 1.2

Private transportation

14.055 1.3 0.180 0.11 L-Aug. 2020 1.3

New and used motor vehicles(5)

7.525 -1.0 -0.076 0.10 S-Sep. 2003 -1.1

Utilities and public transportation

8.908 -0.4 -0.032 0.12 S-May 2020 -0.4

Household furnishings and operations

4.682 -0.3 -0.015 0.19 S-May 2018 -0.4

Other goods and services

3.159 0.4 0.011 0.13 S-Nov. 2020 0.1

Personal care(4)

2.551 0.0 0.000 0.16 S-Nov. 2020 -0.1

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 month 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 0.6 percent, and its standard error was 0.15 percent, the margin of error on this item's 1-month percent change would be 0.6 percent, plus or minus 0.3 percent.
(3) If the current seasonally adjusted 1-month percent change is greater than the previous published 1-month percent change, then this column identifies the closest prior month with a 1-month percent change as (L)arge as or (L)arger than the current 1-month change. If the current 1-month percent change is smaller than the previous published 1-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 1-month percent changes are equal, a dash will appear. Standard numerical comparisons are used. For example, 0.8% is greater than 0.6%, -0.4% is less than -0.2%, and -0.2% 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) Not seasonally adjusted.
(5) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(6) 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.
(7) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(9) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(10) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(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.
(r) Revised


Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, January 2021, 12-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Dec.
2020
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Jan. 2020-
Jan. 2021
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Jan. 2020-
Jan. 2021(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 1.4   0.09 - -

Food

14.119 3.8 0.522 0.16 S-Nov. 2020 3.7

Food at home

7.772 3.7 0.281 0.24 S-Nov. 2020 3.6

Cereals and bakery products

1.001 2.5 0.025 0.52 S-Nov. 2020 2.4

Cereals and cereal products

0.308 2.6 0.008 0.79 S-Sep. 2020 2.6

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.041 1.7 0.001 1.47 S-Sep. 2020 0.7

Breakfast cereal

0.142 3.2 0.004 1.30 L-Apr. 2012 3.9

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.124 2.4 0.003 1.30 S-Nov. 2020 1.9

Rice(4)(5)

  4.4   1.80 S-Nov. 2020 3.7

Bakery products

0.693 2.5 0.017 0.68 S-Nov. 2020 2.2

Bread(4)

0.200 3.5 0.007 1.23 - -

White bread(5)

  2.3   1.35 S-Jan. 2020 2.0

Bread other than white(5)

  4.8   1.27 L-Mar. 2012 5.9

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.101 4.1 0.004 1.53 L-Sep. 2020 4.3

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.178 1.5 0.003 1.06 S-Nov. 2020 0.5

Cookies(5)

  2.1   1.36 S-Nov. 2020 1.7

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  0.0   1.83 L-Jul. 2020 0.5

Other bakery products

0.214 1.6 0.003 1.12 S-Mar. 2020 0.0

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  4.2   2.11 S-Oct. 2020 3.9

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  3.2   1.89 L-Nov. 2020 5.4

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

  -0.7   1.51 S-Mar. 2020 -1.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.736 5.1 0.086 0.50 L-Nov. 2020 5.9

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.637 5.4 0.085 0.51 L-Nov. 2020 6.0

Meats

1.026 5.5 0.055 0.64 L-Nov. 2020 6.1

Beef and veal

0.471 6.4 0.029 0.93 L-Nov. 2020 7.5

Uncooked ground beef

0.173 4.4 0.007 1.27 S-Feb. 2020 3.8

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.073 8.4 0.006 2.74 L-Nov. 2020 11.3

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.180 6.6 0.011 1.39 L-Oct. 2020 6.7

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.044 9.7 0.004 2.51 L-Aug. 2020 10.0

Pork

0.322 5.3 0.016 1.15 L-Oct. 2020 6.2

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.134 3.5 0.005 1.43 S-May 2020 0.8

Bacon and related products(5)

  5.0   1.36 S-Nov. 2020 4.2

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  1.9   2.43 S-Nov. 2019 1.9

Ham

0.062 2.9 0.002 3.22 L-Sep. 2020 3.1

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  3.3   3.42 L-Aug. 2020 3.9

Pork chops

0.052 7.8 0.004 2.49 S-Mar. 2020 3.2

Other pork including roasts, steaks, and ribs(4)

0.075 9.0 0.006 2.52 L-Oct. 2020 10.4

Other meats

0.233 4.2 0.009 1.06 S-Mar. 2020 1.9

Frankfurters(5)

  4.4   2.85 S-Mar. 2020 1.9

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  4.3   1.25 S-Jul. 2020 4.1

Poultry

0.333 6.1 0.019 1.09 L-Nov. 2020 7.0

Chicken(4)

0.273 5.6 0.015 1.13 L-Nov. 2020 6.7

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  3.8   2.20 L-Nov. 2020 6.4

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  6.2   1.56 L-Nov. 2020 6.5

Other uncooked poultry including turkey(4)

0.060 7.9 0.005 3.45 L-Nov. 2020 8.6

Fish and seafood

0.278 4.3 0.012 0.94 S-Oct. 2020 4.3

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.140 3.7 0.005 1.53 S-Aug. 2020 2.9

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.138 4.9 0.006 1.06 L-Feb. 2019 5.2

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  5.5   1.74 - -

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  5.0   1.70 L-Jun. 2020 5.0

Eggs

0.099 0.8 0.001 1.87 L-Nov. 2020 4.3

Dairy and related products

0.792 3.8 0.029 0.62 S-Nov. 2020 3.6

Milk(4)

0.218 3.2 0.007 1.11 S-Aug. 2019 3.0

Fresh whole milk(5)

  4.7   1.99 S-Jul. 2020 4.6

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  2.7   1.10 S-Jun. 2019 1.9

Cheese and related products

0.266 4.5 0.012 0.91 L-Oct. 2020 4.6

Ice cream and related products

0.111 3.3 0.004 1.40 S-Nov. 2020 2.6

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.197 3.8 0.007 1.03 - -

Fruits and vegetables

1.341 2.7 0.037 0.62 S-Oct. 2020 2.6

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.053 2.4 0.025 0.76 S-Oct. 2020 2.2

Fresh fruits

0.538 3.6 0.019 1.19 L-Feb. 2018 4.0

Apples

0.073 1.5 0.001 1.95 L-Oct. 2019 2.3

Bananas

0.074 0.5 0.000 1.54 L-Apr. 2020 0.7

Citrus fruits(4)

0.136 5.4 0.007 1.83 L-Sep. 2018 5.4

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  4.6   2.52 L-May 2018 8.8

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.254 4.2 0.011 1.94 L-Nov. 2020 5.4

Fresh vegetables

0.516 1.1 0.006 0.89 S-Apr. 2020 0.8

Potatoes

0.075 1.4 0.001 2.00 L-Aug. 2020 4.9

Lettuce

0.068 4.1 0.003 2.64 S-Aug. 2020 2.0

Tomatoes

0.082 -1.4 -0.001 2.33 S-Dec. 2019 -7.7

Other fresh vegetables

0.290 1.1 0.003 1.36 S-Jun. 2020 0.9

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.288 4.1 0.012 0.77 S-Oct. 2020 3.8

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.150 4.7 0.007 1.17 S-Oct. 2020 2.8

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  3.1   1.49 S-Aug. 2020 2.9

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  6.5   1.67 L-Apr. 2012 8.2

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.086 4.1 0.003 1.35 S-Nov. 2020 4.1

Frozen vegetables(5)

  2.6   1.73 S-Mar. 2020 0.9

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.052 2.3 0.001 1.65 S-Nov. 2020 1.3

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

  4.1   3.56 S-Nov. 2020 1.8

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.930 4.3 0.040 0.59 S-Nov. 2020 3.0

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.666 5.0 0.032 0.72 S-Nov. 2020 4.4

Carbonated drinks

0.278 7.4 0.020 1.46 L-Oct. 2020 7.9

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.006 0.9 0.000 2.35 S-Nov. 2020 0.5

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.382 3.3 0.012 0.84 S-Mar. 2020 1.6

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.264 2.7 0.007 0.94 L-Apr. 2015 3.0

Coffee

0.169 2.5 0.004 1.23 L-Jul. 2015 2.8

Roasted coffee(5)

  2.6   1.70 L-Jul. 2015 3.6

Instant coffee(5)

  2.5   1.91 L-Oct. 2020 2.7

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.095 3.1 0.003 1.20 L-Aug. 2020 3.3

Other food at home

1.972 3.4 0.064 0.39 S-Nov. 2020 2.9

Sugar and sweets

0.270 2.8 0.007 0.87 S-Nov. 2020 2.8

Sugar and sugar substitutes