Consumer Price Index News Release

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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – AUGUST 2015

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) decreased 0.1 
 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor
 Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index 
 rose 0.2 percent before seasonal adjustment.

 The gasoline index declined sharply in August and was the main cause of 
 the seasonally adjusted all items decrease. Other energy indexes were 
 mixed, with the fuel oil index continuing to decline but the indexes for 
 electricity and natural gas increasing in August. The food index rose 0.2
 percent in August, with the indexes for eggs and for fruits and vegetables
 rising notably.

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in
 August, the same increase as in July. The index for shelter rose, as did
 the indexes for apparel, tobacco, and alcoholic beverages. However the
 index for airline fares declined sharply, and the indexes for household
 furnishings and operations, recreation, and used cars and trucks also
 decreased in August, with the indexes for new vehicles and medical care
 unchanged. 

 The all items index increased 0.2 percent for the 12 months ending August,
 the same increase as for the 12 months ending July. The 12-month change
 in the index for all items less food and energy also remained the same,
 at 1.8 percent for the 12 months ending August. The food index rose 1.6
 percent over the last 12 months, while the energy index declined 15.0
 percent. 

 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.
                              Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May   June  July  Aug.   ended 
                              2015  2015  2015  2015  2015  2015  2015   Aug.  
                                                                         2015  
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................    .2    .2    .1    .4    .3    .1   -.1       .2
  Food......................    .2   -.2    .0    .0    .3    .2    .2      1.6
   Food at home.............    .1   -.5   -.2   -.2    .4    .3    .3       .8
   Food away from home (1)..    .3    .2    .2    .2    .2    .0    .2      2.7
  Energy....................   1.0   1.1  -1.3   4.3   1.7    .1  -2.0    -15.0
   Energy commodities.......   2.1   3.8  -1.9   9.6   3.1    .7  -4.1    -23.6
    Gasoline (all types)....   2.4   3.9  -1.7  10.4   3.4    .9  -4.1    -23.3
    Fuel oil (1)............   1.9   5.9  -8.4    .7  -1.9  -3.4  -8.1    -34.6
   Energy services..........   -.2  -1.5   -.5  -1.0    .2   -.6    .5     -3.0
    Electricity.............    .3  -1.1    .0  -1.2    .2   -.4    .3      -.6
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -2.0  -2.7  -2.6    .0    .3  -1.4   1.2    -11.5
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .2    .3    .1    .2    .1    .1      1.8
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .2    .3    .1   -.1   -.1   -.1   -.1      -.5
    New vehicles............    .2    .2    .1    .2    .1   -.2    .0       .6
    Used cars and trucks....   1.0   1.2    .6   -.4   -.4   -.6   -.4     -1.5
    Apparel.................    .3    .5   -.3   -.5   -.1    .3    .3      -.9
    Medical care commodities    .7    .1    .1    .4    .0    .1    .3      3.4
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .1    .2    .3    .2    .3    .2    .1      2.6
    Shelter.................    .2    .3    .3    .2    .3    .4    .2      3.1
    Transportation services     .3    .0    .1    .7    .4   -.2   -.3      2.1
    Medical care services...   -.2    .4    .9    .2   -.2    .1    .0      2.2

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.




 Consumer Price Index Data for August 2015


 Food

 The food index increased 0.2 percent in August, the same increase as in
 July. The index for food at home advanced 0.3 percent, also the same
 increase as the prior month. Major grocery store food group indexes were
 mixed in August. The largest increase was the fruits and vegetables index,
 which rose 1.5 percent with both fresh fruits and fresh vegetables posting
 their largest increases of the year. The index for meats, poultry, fish,
 and eggs also increased, rising 0.5 percent. The indexes for beef,
 poultry, and pork all declined, but the eggs index rose 7.7 percent and
 is now up 35.3 percent over the past year. The index for nonalcoholic
 beverages rose for the third month in a row, increasing 0.1 percent. The
 other three groups all turned down in August after rising in July. The
 index for dairy and related products fell 0.3 percent, the index for
 other food at home declined 0.2 percent, and the cereals and bakery
 products index decreased 0.1 percent. The index for food at home has risen
 0.8 percent over the  past 12 months, with only the dairy group showing a
 decline over that span. The index for food away from home, which was
 unchanged in July, increased 0.2 percent in August and has risen 2.7
 percent over the past 12 months.   

 Energy

 The energy index fell 2.0 percent in August after rising in five of the
 past 6 months. The gasoline index, which had risen 3 months in a row, fell
 4.1 percent in August. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices
 declined 5.4 percent in August.) The fuel oil index also declined,
 falling 8.1 percent, its third straight decrease. The index for natural
 gas rose, however, increasing 1.2 percent after a 1.4 percent decline in
 July. The electricity index also turned up, rising 0.3 percent in August
 after declining in July. All the major energy components have declined
 over the past 12 months. The electricity index has fallen 0.6 percent,
 while the others have declined more sharply; the fuel oil index has
 decreased 34.6 percent, the index for gasoline has declined 23.3 percent,
 and the index for natural gas has fallen 11.5 percent. 
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in
 August, as it did in July. The shelter index was the main source of the
 increase; it rose 0.2 percent in August following a 0.4 percent increase
 in July. The rent index rose 0.3 percent in August, the same increase as
 in July, while the index for owners' equivalent rent increased 0.2 percent.
 The index for lodging away from home, however, turned down in August,
 falling 0.6 percent after a 2.5 percent increase the prior month. The
 apparel index increased 0.3 percent in August, the same increase as last
 month. The tobacco index also rose in August, increasing 0.5 percent, and
 the index for alcoholic beverages advanced 0.1 percent. The medical care
 index was unchanged in August, with the indexes for hospital services and
 prescription drugs rising but the indexes for physicians' services and
 nonprescription drugs declining. The new vehicles index was unchanged in
 August, as was the index for personal care. Several indexes declined in
 August. 
 
 The index for airline fares fell 3.1 percent after decreasing 5.6 percent
 in July. The index for used cars and trucks decreased 0.4 percent, its
 fourth decline in a row. The index for household furnishings and
 operations declined 0.3 percent, and the recreation index fell 0.1
 percent.

 The index for all items less food and energy has risen 1.8 percent over
 the past 12 months; the 12-month change has been 1.8 percent in five of
 the last 6 months. The indexes for shelter, medical care, new vehicles,
 recreation, and tobacco are among the indexes that have increased over
 the past year. In contrast, the indexes for airline fares, apparel, used
 cars and trucks, and household furnishings and operations have all
 declined over the last 12 months.  

 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2
 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 238.316
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index declined 0.1 percent prior to
 seasonal adjustment.  

 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) decreased 0.3 percent over the last 12 months to an index level
 of 233.366 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index declined 0.2 percent
 prior to seasonal adjustment.  

 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 decreased 0.1 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index
 declined 0.2 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 September 2015 is scheduled to be released
 on Thursday, October 15, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). 
























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 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
 prices over time of goods and services purchased by households. The
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
 (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W),
 which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that
 comprise approximately 28 percent of the total population and (2) the 
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban
 Consumers (C-CPI-U), which covers approximately 89 percent of the total
 population and includes, in addition to wage earners and clerical worker
 households, groups such as professional, managerial, and technical
 workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and
 retirees and others not in the labor force.
      
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, fuels,
 transportation fares, charges for doctors’ and dentists’ services, drugs,
 and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. Prices
 are collected each month in 87 urban areas across the country from about
 6,000 housing units and approximately 24,000 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 87 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 of the Bureau’s trained representatives.
      
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with 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 27 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. It is important to note that the CPI-U
 and CPI-W are considered final when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued
 in preliminary form and subject to two annual revisions.
       
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date. For 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 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is shown as
 116.500. This change can also be expressed in dollars as follows:  the
 price of a base period market basket of goods and services in the CPI has
 risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65. 
      
 For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis Section on
 (202) 691-7000.




 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index

 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 0.04 percent
 for the U.S. All Items Consumer Price Index.  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%
 of these estimates would be within 0.08 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 for All Urban Consumers, we are 95
 percent confident that the actual percent change based on all retail
 prices would fall between 0.12 and 0.28 percent. For the latest data,
 including information on how to use the estimates of standard error, see
 "Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the Consumer Price Index,
 January-December 2013."  These data are available on the CPI home page
 (www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using the following link:
 www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2014.pdf   

 Calculating Index Changes

 Movements of the indexes from one 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 example below illustrates
 the computation of index point and percent changes.
      
 Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as annual
 rates and are computed according to the standard formula for compound
 growth rates. These data indicate what the percent change would be if
 the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.

 Index Point Change

 CPI                                                   202.416
 Less previous index                                   201.800
 Equals index point change                                .616



 Percent Change

 Index point difference                                   .616
 Divided by the previous index                         201.800
 Equals                                                  0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred                   0.003x100
 Equals percent change                                     0.3





 A Note on the Use of Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data

 Introduction

 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) produces both unadjusted and seasonally
 adjusted data. Seasonally adjusted data are computed using seasonal
 factors derived by the X-13ARIMA-SEATS Seasonal Adjustment Method. These
 factors are updated each January, and the new factors are used to revise
 the previous five years of seasonally adjusted data. For more information
 on data revisions and exceptions to the usual revision schedule, please
 see the Fact Sheet on Seasonal Adjustment
 (www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisaqanda.htm) and the Timeline of Seasonal Adjustment
 Methodological Changes (www.bls.gov/cpi/cpiseastimeline.htm). 
 
 How to Use Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
 
 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 changing climatic
 conditions, 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. 
 
 2015 Series Adjusted Using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 
 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2015, BLS adjusted 33
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
 selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and vehicles.
 For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel series to offset
 the effects of events such as the response in crude oil markets to the
 worldwide economic downturn in 2008.
 
 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 five 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 five years of
 data. Seasonally adjusted indexes beyond the last five years of data are
 considered to be final and not subject to revision. In January 2015,
 revised seasonal factors and seasonally adjusted indexes for 2009-2014
 were calculated and published. For directly adjusted series, the seasonal
 factors for 2014 will be applied to data for 2015 to produce the
 seasonally adjusted 2015 indexes. 
 
 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 82
 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 five years, but the seasonally adjusted
 indexes before that period will not be changed. Thirty-two of the 82
 components of the U.S. city average all items index are not seasonally
 adjusted for 2015.
 
 Contact Information 
 
 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices and
 Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact Christopher Graci, Justin
 Yarros, or Samuel An at (202) 691-6968 or by e-mail at
 Graci.Christopher@bls.gov, Yarros.Justin@bls.gov or An.Samuel@bls.gov.
 If you have general questions about the CPI, please call our information
 staff at (202) 691-7000. 






Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, August 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jul.
2015
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Aug.
2014
Jul.
2015
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2014-
Aug.
2015
Jul.
2015-
Aug.
2015
May
2015-
Jun.
2015
Jun.
2015-
Jul.
2015
Jul.
2015-
Aug.
2015

All items

100.000 237.852 238.654 238.316 0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.1 -0.1

Food

14.086 243.811 247.003 247.671 1.6 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2

Food at home

8.275 240.723 241.993 242.746 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.140 272.108 275.526 274.968 1.1 -0.2 0.5 0.2 -0.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.986 258.416 261.639 263.601 2.0 0.7 1.4 0.2 0.5

Dairy and related products(1)

0.852 226.390 221.443 220.716 -2.5 -0.3 -0.6 0.8 -0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.313 291.169 287.816 291.344 0.1 1.2 -0.4 0.3 1.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.942 165.613 167.421 168.017 1.5 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1

Other food at home

2.043 207.271 210.251 209.892 1.3 -0.2 0.3 0.2 -0.2

Food away from home(1)

5.811 249.801 255.905 256.449 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2

Energy

8.280 250.951 219.852 213.248 -15.0 -3.0 1.7 0.1 -2.0

Energy commodities

4.450 305.858 246.977 233.619 -23.6 -5.4 3.1 0.7 -4.1

Fuel oil(1)

0.116 363.420 258.620 237.580 -34.6 -8.1 -1.9 -3.4 -8.1

Motor fuel

4.253 302.101 244.584 231.305 -23.4 -5.4 3.3 0.8 -4.1

Gasoline (all types)

4.191 300.640 243.736 230.513 -23.3 -5.4 3.4 0.9 -4.1

Energy services(2)

3.830 209.547 203.674 203.246 -3.0 -0.2 0.2 -0.6 0.5

Electricity(2)

3.064 217.148 216.406 215.786 -0.6 -0.3 0.2 -0.4 0.3

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.766 183.960 162.733 162.885 -11.5 0.1 0.3 -1.4 1.2

All items less food and energy

77.634 238.296 242.436 242.651 1.8 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.174 146.519 145.722 145.808 -0.5 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Apparel

3.254 125.726 122.607 124.547 -0.9 1.6 -0.1 0.3 0.3

New vehicles

3.508 145.873 147.154 146.704 0.6 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 0.0

Used cars and trucks

1.666 153.277 151.119 150.908 -1.5 -0.1 -0.4 -0.6 -0.4

Medical care commodities

1.771 344.755 355.235 356.334 3.4 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.3

Alcoholic beverages

1.000 237.829 239.092 239.313 0.6 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.721 904.961 935.913 939.082 3.8 0.3 0.8 0.0 0.5

Services less energy services

58.460 294.284 301.665 301.963 2.6 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.1

Shelter

32.886 271.675 279.559 280.093 3.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.174 277.048 286.090 287.068 3.6 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3

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

24.367 278.621 286.220 287.026 3.0 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2

Medical care services

5.943 464.936 475.956 475.189 2.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.1 0.0

Physicians' services(2)

1.590 359.967 367.450 366.365 1.8 -0.3 0.2 0.2 -0.3

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.864 278.608 288.895 288.181 3.4 -0.2 -1.1 -0.1 0.3

Transportation services

5.641 283.786 292.119 289.798 2.1 -0.8 0.4 -0.2 -0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.160 266.129 271.175 270.838 1.8 -0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.319 437.384 460.041 461.046 5.4 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.2

Airline fare

0.715 295.609 297.324 277.768 -6.0 -6.6 2.0 -5.6 -3.1

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

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


Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, August 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jul.
2015
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Aug.
2014-
Aug.
2015
Jul.
2015-
Aug.
2015
May
2015-
Jun.
2015
Jun.
2015-
Jul.
2015
Jul.
2015-
Aug.
2015

All items

100.000 0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.1 -0.1

Food

14.086 1.6 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2

Food at home

8.275 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.140 1.1 -0.2 0.5 0.2 -0.1

Cereals and cereal products

0.373 0.3 -0.2 0.3 -0.6 0.2

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -2.9 -0.2 -0.7 -1.3 0.0

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.194 0.7 -0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.2

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.130 0.8 -0.3 1.0 -0.6 -0.3

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  -2.2 -1.6 0.3 0.0 -1.6

Bakery products

0.767 1.4 -0.2 0.5 0.7 -0.3

Bread(2)

0.227 0.5 -0.5 1.3 -0.5 0.0

White bread(1)(3)

  0.5 -1.5 0.3 0.3 -1.5

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  0.5 0.7 1.6 -0.5 0.7

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(1)(2)

0.115 2.4 -0.3 0.6 1.2 -0.4

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.189 2.7 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.7

Cookies(1)(3)

  1.7 0.0 0.7 0.6 1.0

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  3.9 0.6 0.9 0.1 0.6

Other bakery products

0.237 0.8 -0.2 0.0 1.4 -0.9

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

  1.2 0.5 0.2 1.0 0.5

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  0.8 0.3 1.2 0.7 -0.5

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

  -0.1 -0.7 0.1 1.5 -1.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.986 2.0 0.7 1.4 0.2 0.5

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.838 -0.2 0.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Meats

1.200 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.1 -0.4

Beef and veal(1)

0.582 5.0 -0.6 0.9 -0.4 -0.6

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.233 5.1 -0.7 0.2 -1.0 -0.7

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.084 2.7 -0.8 0.4 -0.3 -0.8

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.213 5.2 -0.4 1.4 0.0 -0.4

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.052 7.0 -0.4 2.7 0.5 -0.4

Pork

0.350 -8.1 0.6 -0.3 0.5 -0.5

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.132 -8.2 1.9 0.7 0.9 0.8

Bacon and related products(3)

  -9.3 3.4 1.5 1.9 1.4

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  -5.0 -0.8 -0.7 0.6 -0.3

Ham

0.072 -7.5 1.2 -2.0 -0.7 -0.9

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  -9.3 1.4 -2.3 -0.9 -1.0

Pork chops

0.060 -9.0 -2.6 -0.3 2.1 -3.6

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.085 -7.6 0.5 0.3 -0.2 0.4

Other meats

0.268 2.8 0.7 -0.1 0.7 0.0

Frankfurters(3)

  6.7 0.7 0.6 0.1 -0.2

Lunchmeats(2)(3)

  2.2 0.8 -0.6 0.8 0.1

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

  4.9 0.1 1.3 2.6 0.1

Lamb and mutton(1)(2)(3)

  2.5 0.4 1.3 2.9 0.4

Poultry

0.356 -0.7 -0.5 0.8 -0.6 -0.4

Chicken(1)(2)

0.287 -1.2 -0.4 1.7 -0.7 -0.4

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  -2.3 -0.6 2.0 -1.4 -0.6

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  -1.5 -0.6 1.7 -0.5 -0.6

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.069 1.5 -0.8 -0.3 0.4 -0.3

Fish and seafood(1)

0.282 -1.5 0.8 -0.9 -0.2 1.3

Fresh fish and seafood(2)

0.142 -2.0 2.2 -1.1 -1.2 2.2

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.140 -0.9 -0.7 -0.7 0.8 0.2

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  2.0 -0.3 -0.1 1.6 -0.3

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

  -2.3 -1.1 -1.2 1.5 -0.2

Eggs

0.148 35.3 9.2 18.3 3.3 7.7

Dairy and related products(1)

0.852 -2.5 -0.3 -0.6 0.8 -0.3

Milk(1)(2)

0.259 -7.2 -1.1 -1.1 1.4 -1.1

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

  -8.4 -1.5 -1.2 1.6 -1.5

Fresh milk other than whole(1)(2)(3)

  -6.0 -0.7 -1.0 1.4 -0.7

Cheese and related products

0.276 -2.5 -1.0 0.1 1.1 -1.4

Ice cream and related products

0.116 2.5 1.8 0.3 0.3 1.4

Other dairy and related products(1)(2)

0.200 1.1 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.313 0.1 1.2 -0.4 0.3 1.5

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.004 -0.4 1.7 -0.4 0.2 1.9

Fresh fruits

0.539 -1.7 2.4 -0.6 1.1 2.1

Apples

0.087 -9.7 0.0 0.8 -2.2 -2.3

Bananas

0.085 -0.1 1.2 -1.4 0.2 1.8

Citrus fruits(2)

0.161 -0.4 3.3 -0.6 0.8 -1.3

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  3.5 5.2 0.1 1.0 -1.2

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.206 0.2 3.2 -0.8 1.5 5.7

Fresh vegetables

0.465 1.3 0.8 -0.2 -0.8 1.7

Potatoes

0.081 -1.1 0.4 -3.1 0.3 -1.7

Lettuce

0.066 -1.6 -0.4 0.0 -3.1 -1.2

Tomatoes(1)

0.082 1.9 0.0 -1.5 1.0 0.0

Other fresh vegetables

0.237 2.8 1.6 0.7 -1.4 3.4

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.308 1.5 -0.2 -0.4 0.4 0.1

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.161 0.8 -0.3 -0.3 1.1 -0.4

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  1.9 -0.1 -0.3 0.4 0.1

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  0.7 -0.2 -0.2 1.8 -0.7

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.089 2.3 0.5 -0.7 -0.1 0.8

Frozen vegetables(3)

  2.4 0.8 -1.0 -0.2 1.6

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.058 2.3 -0.7 -0.4 0.5 -0.7

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

  3.8 0.2 0.1 -0.3 0.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.942 1.5 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.687 1.7 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.4

Carbonated drinks

0.283 1.6 0.6 0.0 0.9 0.5

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 3.9 0.3 -0.4 0.6 0.3

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(2)

0.389 1.7 0.4 0.2 -0.3 0.3

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.255 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.6 -0.2

Coffee

0.159 0.6 -0.5 -0.9 1.0 -0.5

Roasted coffee(3)

  1.5 -0.1 -0.9 1.0 -0.6

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

  -2.5 -2.2 -0.4 0.3 -2.2

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.096 1.1 0.8 2.0 -0.2 1.0

Other food at home

2.043 1.3 -0.2 0.3 0.2 -0.2

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.303 4.4 0.1 -0.2 0.5 0.1

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 6.1 0.0 0.1 0.7 -0.2

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.186 5.5 0.4 -0.5 0.5 0.4

Other sweets(2)

0.060 -0.4 -0.4 0.5 -0.2 -0.1

Fats and oils

0.238 -1.9 0.8 0.2 -0.6 0.5

Butter and margarine(2)

0.073 -1.3 2.1 1.2 -0.1 1.6

Butter(3)

  -1.8 1.9 1.0 1.7 1.8

Margarine(3)

  -0.6 1.4 1.4 -1.3 0.5

Salad dressing(2)

0.060 -0.6 0.3 -1.2 -0.5 -0.1

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.105 -3.0 0.3 0.0 -0.8 0.5

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  -4.1 0.2 -0.4 -2.8 0.2

Other foods

1.501 1.2 -0.4 0.5 0.2 -0.4

Soups

0.101 -1.4 -1.8 1.7 -0.4 -0.8

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.282 0.0 -0.9 0.3 0.2 -0.9

Snacks(1)

0.330 2.9 0.3 0.7 0.0 0.3

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.299 2.4 0.3 1.4 -0.3 -0.6

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

  5.0 1.2 2.3 -0.7 0.9

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

  4.5 -1.3 -1.7 3.8 -1.3

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  1.0 -0.7 2.8 -1.6 -1.2

Other condiments(3)

  0.1 1.9 -0.6 0.4 -1.1

Baby food(1)(2)

0.054 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 0.4 -0.1

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.436 0.8 -0.9 -0.1 0.5 -0.9

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  2.7 -0.1 0.6 1.1 -0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.811 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.817 2.5 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.406 3.0 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.199 -1.7 1.0 0.2 -4.0 -0.5

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

  -2.8   0.1    

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

0.064 2.2 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.325 3.9 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.1

Energy

8.280 -15.0 -3.0 1.7 0.1 -2.0

Energy commodities

4.450 -23.6 -5.4 3.1 0.7 -4.1

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.197 -27.4 -5.0 -2.1 -3.1 -5.0

Fuel oil(1)

0.116 -34.6 -8.1 -1.9 -3.4 -8.1

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(1)(6)

0.080 -14.7 -0.4 0.4 -2.2 -0.8

Motor fuel

4.253 -23.4 -5.4 3.3 0.8 -4.1

Gasoline (all types)

4.191 -23.3 -5.4 3.4 0.9 -4.1

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -24.1 -5.7 3.5 0.7 -4.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -21.4 -4.3 3.5 1.4 -3.1

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -19.4 -4.4 2.2 1.3 -3.4

Other motor fuels(2)

0.062 -30.1 -5.7 1.2 -2.0 -5.7

Energy services(8)

3.830 -3.0 -0.2 0.2 -0.6 0.5

Electricity(8)

3.064 -0.6 -0.3 0.2 -0.4 0.3

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.766 -11.5 0.1 0.3 -1.4 1.2

All items less food and energy

77.634 1.8 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.174 -0.5 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.283 -1.4 -0.7 -0.3 -0.2 -0.4

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

0.261 -4.9 -1.2 0.7 -0.6 -1.2

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.047 -1.4 -0.9 0.5 0.0 -0.9

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.049 -7.6 -1.4 -1.4 -0.5 -1.4

Other linens(1)(2)

0.165 -5.0 -1.3 1.4 -0.9 -1.3

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.756 -0.9 -1.3 0.0 -0.6 -1.3

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.262 -2.1 -0.5 0.0 -1.5 -0.5

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

0.359 -0.2 -2.2 0.1 -0.1 -2.2

Other furniture(2)

0.127 -0.3 -0.6 0.1 0.3 0.3

Infants' furniture(1)(3)(5)

           

Appliances(2)

0.264 -3.5 -0.6 -0.1 -1.0 -0.2

Major appliances(2)

0.141 -4.8 -0.1 -0.2 -1.8 0.6

Laundry equipment(3)

  -4.4 0.0 0.1 -2.9 0.7

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.119 -2.0 -1.1 0.2 0.0 -1.1

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.469 -3.1 -0.5 -0.8 -0.5 0.2

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.250 -5.6 -1.2 -0.9 0.2 -1.2

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.104 0.4 -0.4 0.5 -1.6 0.3

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.043 -0.4 2.6 -1.3 0.0 2.6

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.072 -0.9 0.0 -0.6 0.0 0.4

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.699 -0.3 -0.5 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.185 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4 -0.5 -0.2

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.363 -0.4 -0.7 0.0 -0.5 -0.3

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.834 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 0.0 -0.2

Household cleaning products(2)

0.331 0.9 -0.5 -0.8 0.4 -0.3

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.244 -0.7 -0.2 -0.3 0.2 -0.2

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.259 -1.0 0.1 -0.2 -0.3 0.1

Apparel

3.254 -0.9 1.6 -0.1 0.3 0.3

Men's and boys' apparel

0.827 -1.3 -0.1 -0.7 -1.2 0.7

Men's apparel

0.654 -1.6 0.3 -0.3 -1.2 0.3

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.107 2.2 3.4 1.4 1.1 3.0

Men's furnishings

0.183 -3.4 0.3 -1.7 -1.7 0.2

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.184 -3.8 1.2 0.2 -3.3 0.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.173 0.6 -2.4 -0.2 -0.3 -0.8

Boys' apparel

0.173 -0.1 -1.7 -0.5 -2.2 -0.1

Women's and girls' apparel

1.368 -2.1 2.8 0.0 0.8 -0.1

Women's apparel

1.156 -2.5 2.7 0.3 0.7 -0.3

Women's outerwear

0.096 -4.8 9.8 2.3 2.5 -3.4

Women's dresses

0.138 3.4 8.8 0.8 1.4 2.9

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.535 -4.2 2.1 -0.5 0.4 -0.4

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

0.378 -1.5 -0.5 1.4 0.2 0.1

Girls' apparel

0.212 -0.1 3.5 -1.6 1.1 1.0

Footwear

0.710 1.1 1.3 -0.3 0.8 0.4

Men's footwear(1)

0.216 -0.3 0.7 -1.8 0.3 0.7

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.171 2.0 1.0 -0.9 0.1 0.5

Women's footwear

0.322 1.5 1.8 0.4 2.4 0.9

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.133 5.9 4.7 1.1 0.6 4.1

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.217 -2.5 -0.7 0.5 1.1 -0.9

Watches(1)(6)

0.047 1.7 0.3 1.1 0.2 0.3

Jewelry(6)

0.170 -3.6 -0.9 0.5 1.3 -2.1

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.709 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1

New vehicles

3.508 0.6 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 0.0

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  0.6 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 0.0

New cars(3)

  0.1 -0.3 0.2 -0.4 0.0

New trucks(3)(11)

  1.1 -0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0

Used cars and trucks

1.666 -1.5 -0.1 -0.4 -0.6 -0.4

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.425 -0.7 0.0 -0.5 0.0 0.0

Tires(1)

0.278 -1.4 -0.2 -0.6 0.1 -0.2

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.147 0.5 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.2

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

  0.9 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.2

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

  -0.4 0.5 -1.4 0.2 0.5

Medical care commodities

1.771 3.4 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.3

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.697 3.5 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.3

Prescription drugs

1.353 4.7 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.4

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.344 -0.7 -0.2 -1.0 0.7 -0.2

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.074 -0.8 -0.1 -0.4 -0.4 -0.1

Recreation commodities(9)

1.953 -2.6 -0.4 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4

Video and audio products(9)

0.276 -8.3 -0.9 0.1 -1.0 -0.9

Televisions

0.124 -13.0 -1.3 0.4 -1.5 -1.5

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.029 -6.8 -0.4 0.4 -1.5 -0.4

Audio equipment

0.065 -4.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.8 0.0

Audio discs, tapes and other media(1)(2)

0.043 -3.4 -1.3 -0.3 0.1 -1.3

Pets and pet products(1)

0.637 -0.5 -0.1 0.4 -1.2 -0.1

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  -2.4 -0.4 0.4 -2.0 -0.4

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

  1.8 0.3 0.2 -0.5 0.3

Sporting goods(1)

0.396 -0.9 -0.2 0.0 0.8 -0.2

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.183 1.5 0.0 -0.4 0.8 0.0

Sports equipment

0.208 -2.9 -0.4 0.4 1.1 -0.2

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.056 -8.1 0.2 0.2 1.0 -1.1

Film and photographic supplies(1)(2)(3)

  -2.1 0.0 0.1 -0.3 0.0

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -9.0 0.5 -0.3 1.3 -0.6

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.218 2.3 0.0 -0.6 0.4 0.0

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.123 3.4 -0.1 -1.2 1.2 -0.1

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.094 1.0 0.2 0.3 -0.6 0.2

Other recreational goods(2)

0.369 -5.4 -1.3 -0.8 0.0 -1.0

Toys

0.266 -6.8 -1.4 -0.9 -0.5 -0.9

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

  -5.2 -1.3 -0.6 -1.0 -0.9

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

0.050 -3.8 -1.5 -1.2 1.1 -1.5

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.042 2.3 -0.6 0.1 1.9 -0.6

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.590 -4.6 -0.3 -1.0 0.0 -0.3

Educational books and supplies

0.201 4.7 1.5 -0.3 0.7 0.2

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  5.4 1.9 -0.8 0.7 1.9

Information technology commodities(9)

0.389 -8.8 -1.2 -1.3 -0.4 -0.6

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.261 -9.0 -1.6 -1.0 -0.3 -0.6

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.066 -1.7 1.1 -0.9 -1.5 1.1

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items(1)(2)

0.062 -14.9 -2.0 -2.9 0.6 -2.0

Alcoholic beverages

1.000 0.6 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.585 -0.4 0.1 -0.4 0.0 0.2

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.1

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.072 0.0 0.3 -1.2 0.3 0.1

Whiskey at home(1)(3)

  -0.1 0.2 -1.2 0.1 0.2

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(3)

  0.3 0.4 -0.5 -0.4 0.1

Wine at home

0.244 -1.4 0.2 -0.8 0.1 0.1

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.415 2.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.0

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

  1.9 0.0 -0.4 0.1 0.0

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

  1.8 0.0 -0.2 0.2 0.0

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

  3.7 0.1 0.4 -0.1 0.1

Other goods(9)

1.615 0.6 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.721 3.8 0.3 0.8 0.0 0.5

Cigarettes(2)

0.665 3.8 0.3 0.8 0.0 0.4

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.050 3.4 0.9 0.7 0.2 0.9

Personal care products(1)

0.710 -1.4 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3

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

0.365 -1.0 -0.7 -0.7 0.0 -0.7

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

0.338 -1.9 0.0 0.1 -0.3 0.0

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.183 -3.6 -0.8 -0.7 -0.6 0.5

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  -3.6 -0.8 -0.8 -0.9 0.4

Infants' equipment(1)(3)(5)

  -2.2 3.0 -2.8 -0.3 3.0

Services less energy services

58.460 2.6 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.1

Shelter

32.886 3.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.2

Rent of shelter(13)

32.513 3.1 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence(8)

7.174 3.6 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3

Lodging away from home(2)

0.972 1.7 -3.1 -1.6 2.5 -0.6

Housing at school, excluding board(8)(13)

0.171 2.6 0.8 0.3 0.6 -0.6

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.801 1.5 -3.9 -2.0 3.0 -0.5

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(8)(13)

24.367 3.0 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(8)(13)

22.944 3.0 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.372 2.2 0.0 -0.3 0.3 0.0

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.228 4.7 0.9 0.4 0.1 0.7

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.954 5.7 1.1 0.5 0.1 0.8

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.274 1.5 0.4 -0.1 0.1 0.4

Household operations(1)(2)

0.853 3.3 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.4

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.276 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.280 3.9 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.124 6.6 1.5 1.8 0.4 1.0

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.066 2.9 0.0 1.6 -0.7 0.0

Medical care services

5.943 2.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.1 0.0

Professional services

3.024 1.7 -0.1 0.2 0.3 -0.1

Physicians' services(8)

1.590 1.8 -0.3 0.2 0.2 -0.3

Dental services(8)

0.810 2.7 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.277 -0.4 -0.3 0.3 -0.6 -0.3

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.347 1.1 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.3

Hospital and related services

2.170 3.3 -0.2 -0.9 0.0 0.3

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.864 3.4 -0.2 -1.1 -0.1 0.3

Inpatient hospital services(8)(14)(3)

  3.1 -0.1 -1.3 0.3 0.4

Outpatient hospital services(8)(3)(6)

  3.0 -0.4 -1.1 -0.3 0.0

Nursing homes and adult day services(8)(14)

0.175 3.2 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.4

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

0.131 1.2 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.749 1.0 -0.2 -0.3 0.1 -0.2

Transportation services

5.641 2.1 -0.8 0.4 -0.2 -0.3

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.381 -1.5 -0.8 -0.7 0.0 -0.3

Car and truck rental(2)

0.079 5.3 0.0 0.4 1.8 -0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.160 1.8 -0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.056 0.6 -0.3 -0.1 0.2 -0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.485 1.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 0.0

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.587 2.5 -0.2 0.2 0.2 -0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.319 5.4 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.2

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.568 1.9 0.2 -0.1 1.4 0.2

State motor vehicle registration and license fees(1)(8)(2)

0.316 1.2 0.1 0.0 2.3 0.1

Parking and other fees(2)

0.233 2.8 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.3

Parking fees and tolls(1)(2)(3)

  3.1 0.3 -0.2 0.4 0.3

Automobile service clubs(1)(2)(3)

  1.0 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.1

Public transportation

1.134 -2.9 -4.1 1.4 -3.2 -1.7

Airline fare

0.715 -6.0 -6.6 2.0 -5.6 -3.1

Other intercity transportation

0.155 3.0 0.4 -0.6 2.5 2.3

Intercity bus fare(1)(3)(4)

           

Intercity train fare(1)(3)(4)

  -3.2 -4.4 5.2 2.2 -4.4

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  3.5 1.3 0.6 3.8 1.3

Intracity transportation(1)

0.260 2.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1

Intracity mass transit(1)(3)(9)

  2.7 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Recreation services(9)

3.778 2.5 -0.1 0.4 0.2 0.0

Video and audio services(9)

1.559 1.6 -0.4 0.1 0.2 -0.1

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.470 1.6 -0.5 0.2 0.1 -0.2

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

0.089 1.8 1.9 -2.8 0.9 1.9

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

  -0.7 3.8 -5.0 1.2 3.8

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

  3.9 -0.8 0.0 0.1 -0.8

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.404 4.0 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.6

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  2.9 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.7

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  4.3 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.7

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.060 -0.3 -0.5 -0.6 0.9 -0.5

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  -1.7 -0.6 -0.9 0.2 -0.6

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  1.7 -0.2 0.2 1.6 -0.2

Other recreation services(2)

1.753 3.0 0.0 0.8 0.2 0.0

Club dues and fees for participant sports and group exercises(2)

0.612 1.8 -0.6 2.1 0.5 -0.6

Admissions(1)

0.654 3.8 0.4 -0.3 -0.1 0.4

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

  1.7 0.0 -0.3 0.2 0.0

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

  9.5 1.4 0.4 -0.9 1.4

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.210 2.4 0.3 0.6 0.0 0.3

Education and communication services(9)

6.368 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.1

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.120 3.5 1.0 0.6 0.0 -0.1

College tuition and fees

1.843 3.3 1.2 0.5 0.0 -0.2

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.376 3.6 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.0

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.734 4.3 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.039 1.3 0.2 0.1 0.2 -0.2

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.142 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.5 0.3

Postage(1)

0.128 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.4

Delivery services(2)

0.014 -0.1 -0.4 0.7 1.5 -0.2

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.405 -2.0 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.6

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.564 -4.3 0.9 0.0 0.3 0.9

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.841 2.5 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Internet services and electronic information providers(2)

0.689 -3.0 -1.3 -0.1 -1.1 -0.9

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.763 2.6 0.2 0.9 0.0 0.2

Personal care services(1)

0.639 2.7 0.0 1.6 0.1 0.0

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

0.639 2.7 0.0 1.6 0.1 0.0

Miscellaneous personal services

1.124 2.6 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.2

Legal services(6)

0.316 1.7 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.4

Funeral expenses(1)(6)

0.172 2.7 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.8

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.276 2.3 0.1 0.8 -0.2 0.1

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

0.033 1.4 0.2 0.1 -0.4 0.2

Financial services(1)(6)

0.232 4.4 0.0 1.0 -0.5 0.0

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

  2.0 -0.1 0.7 -0.7 -0.1

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

  5.1 0.0 0.8 -0.6 0.0

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) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(9) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(10) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(11) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(12) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.

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


Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes, August 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Jul.
2015
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Aug.
2014
Jul.
2015
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2014-
Aug.
2015
Jul.
2015-
Aug.
2015
May
2015-
Jun.
2015
Jun.
2015-
Jul.
2015
Jul.
2015-
Aug.
2015

All items less food

85.914 236.938 237.365 236.868 0.0 -0.2 0.3 0.1 -0.1

All items less shelter

67.114 227.302 225.318 224.632 -1.2 -0.3 0.3 0.0 -0.2

All items less food and shelter

53.028 222.833 219.631 218.626 -1.9 -0.5 0.3 0.0 -0.3

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.748 219.892 221.866 221.897 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

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

43.082 223.910 226.125 226.169 1.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

All items less medical care

92.287 228.245 228.607 228.267 0.0 -0.1 0.4 0.1 -0.1

All items less energy

91.720 238.454 242.439 242.722 1.8 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Commodities

37.709 188.872 184.071 183.137 -3.0 -0.5 0.4 0.1 -0.4

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.508 146.595 145.920 146.033 -0.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Commodities less food

23.624 163.168 155.496 153.986 -5.6 -1.0 0.4 0.0 -0.8

Commodities less food and beverages

22.624 160.418 152.524 150.972 -5.9 -1.0 0.5 0.0 -0.9

Services

62.291 286.427 292.628 292.861 2.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.1

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.777 312.720 316.982 316.841 1.3 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1

Services less medical care services

56.348 272.816 278.663 278.956 2.3 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2

Durables

8.900 110.475 109.652 109.187 -1.2 -0.4 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3

Nondurables

28.810 228.044 221.010 219.833 -3.6 -0.5 0.6 0.1 -0.5

Nondurables less food

14.724 213.286 198.474 195.892 -8.2 -1.3 0.8 0.1 -1.2

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.724 211.685 195.923 193.175 -8.7 -1.4 0.9 0.1 -1.3

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.470 270.054 246.052 240.318 -11.0 -2.3 1.2 0.1 -1.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.470 265.859 244.225 239.049 -10.1 -2.1 1.1 0.1 -1.7

Housing

42.277 234.571 239.085 239.298 2.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Education and communication(2)

6.958 138.139 137.600 138.291 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.1

Education(2)

3.321 233.634 239.680 242.076 3.6 1.0 0.5 0.1 -0.1

Communication(2)

3.637 82.229 79.793 79.832 -2.9 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.2

Information and information processing(2)

3.495 78.374 75.959 75.999 -3.0 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.2

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.090 8.345 8.008 7.909 -5.2 -1.2 -0.6 -0.8 -0.8

Recreation(2)

5.731 115.311 116.355 116.084 0.7 -0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Video and audio(2)

1.836 99.267 99.705 99.254 0.0 -0.5 0.1 0.0 -0.2

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.041 165.174 166.978 167.187 1.2 0.1 0.4 -0.6 0.2

Photography(2)

0.117 78.494 75.336 75.204 -4.2 -0.2 -0.2 1.0 -0.8

Food and beverages

15.086 243.497 246.558 247.196 1.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2

Domestically produced farm food

6.966 249.398 250.868 251.558 0.9 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.2

Other services

11.909 335.433 339.325 340.310 1.5 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.544 118.796 115.112 117.033 -1.5 1.7 -0.1 0.2 0.3

Fuels and utilities

5.255 239.790 234.137 233.847 -2.5 -0.1 0.2 -0.6 0.3

Household energy

4.027 207.603 199.142 198.260 -4.5 -0.4 0.1 -0.8 0.2

Medical care

7.713 435.777 446.773 446.536 2.5 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 0.0

Transportation

15.603 218.279 207.218 203.377 -6.8 -1.9 1.0 0.0 -1.3

Private transportation

14.470 213.873 202.049 198.657 -7.1 -1.7 0.9 0.3 -1.2

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.745 101.416 101.611 101.318 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2

Utilities and public transportation

10.067 218.832 216.951 216.192 -1.2 -0.3 0.2 -0.5 0.2

Household furnishings and operations

4.137 122.741 122.670 122.120 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.378 408.898 415.359 415.576 1.6 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.1

Personal care

2.656 218.423 220.808 220.752 1.1 0.0 0.4 0.0 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.

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


Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, August 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Aug. 2015 from: Percent change to Jul. 2015 from:
Aug.
2014
Jun.
2015
Jul.
2015
Jul.
2014
May
2015
Jun.
2015

U.S. city average

M

0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.4 0.0

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

-0.1 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 0.3 -0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.2 -0.1

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

-0.8 -0.5 -0.4 -0.9 0.5 -0.1

Midwest urban

M

-0.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.5 0.5 0.0

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

-0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.5 0.5 0.0

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

-0.5 -0.4 -0.2 -0.6 0.5 -0.2

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

-0.2 0.3 0.0 -0.4 0.5 0.2

South urban

M

-0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.4 -0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.3 -0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.3 -0.2

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

-0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 0.4 0.0

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

-1.0 -0.7 -0.3 -0.7 0.1 -0.4

West urban

M

1.3 0.2 -0.1 1.3 0.3 0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.6 0.3 -0.2 1.6 0.5 0.5

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

0.3 -0.3 -0.1 0.3 -0.3 -0.2

Size classes

A(4)

M

0.6 0.0 -0.1 0.5 0.4 0.1

B/C(3)

M

-0.3 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3 0.3 -0.1

D

M

0.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.4 0.0

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

-0.1 0.3 0.4 -0.5 0.0 -0.1

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

1.1 0.4 -0.3 1.4 0.4 0.7

New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA

M

0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1

Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT

1

      0.7 0.1  

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

      0.4 0.9  

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

      -0.4 0.1  

Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV(6)

1

      0.2 -0.2  

Atlanta, GA

2

0.6 -0.1        

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

-0.9 0.6        

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

0.3 0.4        

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

1.3 0.0        

Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD

2

-0.3 -0.5        

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

2.6 0.3        

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

1.8 0.0        

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 1986=100 base.
(5) In addition, the following metropolitan areas are published semiannually and appear in Tables 34 and 39 of the January and July issues of the CPI Detailed Report: Anchorage, AK; Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN; Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO; Honolulu, HI; Kansas City, MO-KS; Milwaukee-Racine, WI; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI; Phoenix-Mesa, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland-Salem, OR-WA; St. Louis, MO-IL; San Diego, CA; Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL.
(6) Indexes on a November 1996=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.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


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, August 2015
[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 2000

    2.6 3.4

December 2001

    1.3 1.6

December 2002

    2.0 2.4

December 2003

    1.7 1.9

December 2004

    3.2 3.3

December 2005

    2.9 3.4

December 2006

    2.3 2.5

December 2007

    3.7 4.1

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

January 2013

0.3 0.3 1.3 1.6

February 2013

0.8 0.8 1.7 2.0

March 2013

0.3 0.3 1.3 1.5

April 2013

-0.1 -0.1 0.9 1.1

May 2013

0.1 0.2 1.1 1.4

June 2013

0.2 0.2 1.5 1.8

July 2013

0.0 0.0 1.7 2.0

August 2013

0.1 0.1 1.3 1.5

September 2013

0.1 0.1 1.0 1.2

October 2013

-0.3 -0.3 0.8 1.0

November 2013

-0.2 -0.2 1.1 1.2

December 2013

-0.1 0.0 1.3 1.5

January 2014

0.4 0.4 1.5 1.6

February 2014

0.4 0.4 1.0 1.1

March 2014

0.6 0.6 1.4 1.5

April 2014

0.3 0.3 1.8 2.0

May 2014

0.3 0.3 1.9 2.1

June 2014

0.2 0.2 1.9 2.1

July 2014

0.0 0.0 1.9 2.0

August 2014

-0.2 -0.2 1.5 1.7

September 2014

0.1 0.1 1.5 1.7

October 2014

-0.3 -0.3 1.5 1.7

November 2014

-0.6 -0.5 1.0 1.3

December 2014

-0.7 -0.6 0.4 0.8

January 2015

-0.7 -0.5 -0.7 -0.1

February 2015

0.5 0.4 -0.6 0.0

March 2015

0.7 0.6 -0.5 -0.1

April 2015

0.2 0.2 -0.6 -0.2

May 2015

0.6 0.5 -0.3 0.0

June 2015

0.4 0.4 -0.1 0.1

July 2015

0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.2

August 2015

-0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.2

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 being issued first in preliminary form using the latest available expenditure data at that time and is subject to two 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.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, August 2015, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jul.
2015
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jul. 2015-
Aug. 2015
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Jul. 2015-
Aug. 2015(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 -0.1   0.04 S-Jan. 2015 -0.7

Food

14.086 0.2 0.033 0.08 - -

Food at home

8.275 0.3 0.021 0.12 - -

Cereals and bakery products

1.140 -0.1 -0.001 0.27 S-May 2015 -0.1

Cereals and cereal products

0.373 0.2 0.001 0.44 L-Jun. 2015 0.3

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 0.0 0.000 0.64 L-Apr. 2015 0.3

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.194 -0.2 0.000 0.71 S-Feb. 2015 -0.8

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.130 -0.3 0.000 0.67 L-Jun. 2015 1.0

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  -1.6   0.83 S-Aug. 2014 -2.3

Bakery products

0.767 -0.3 -0.002 0.31 S-Apr. 2015 -0.6

Bread(5)

0.227 0.0 0.000 0.57 L-Jun. 2015 1.3

White bread(4)(6)

  -1.5   0.81 S-May 2014 -1.7

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  0.7   0.88 L-Jun. 2015 1.6

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)(5)

0.115 -0.4 0.000 0.69 S-May 2015 -0.6

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.189 0.7 0.001 0.64 L-May 2015 1.6

Cookies(4)(6)

  1.0   0.97 L-May 2015 1.3

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  0.6   0.86 L-Jun. 2015 0.9

Other bakery products

0.237 -0.9 -0.002 0.66 S-Feb. 2015 -1.0

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

  0.5   0.84 S-Jun. 2015 0.2

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  -0.5   1.25 S-May 2015 -0.9

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

  -1.0   0.88 S-May 2015 -1.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.986 0.5 0.009 0.22 L-Jun. 2015 1.4

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.838 -0.1 -0.003 0.24 - -

Meats

1.200 -0.4 -0.005 0.27 S-May 2015 -0.4

Beef and veal(4)

0.582 -0.6 -0.003 0.40 S-Jun. 2011 -0.7

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.233 -0.7 -0.002 0.55 L-Jun. 2015 0.2

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.084 -0.8 -0.001 0.87 S-Jan. 2015 -1.1

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.213 -0.4 -0.001 0.70 S-Jan. 2015 -0.7

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.052 -0.4 0.000 0.81 S-May 2015 -2.5

Pork

0.350 -0.5 -0.002 0.47 S-May 2015 -1.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.132 0.8 0.001 0.76 S-Jun. 2015 0.7

Bacon and related products(6)

  1.4   0.95 S-May 2015 -5.4

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  -0.3   0.94 S-Jun. 2015 -0.7

Ham

0.072 -0.9 -0.001 0.91 S-Jun. 2015 -2.0

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  -1.0   1.16 S-Jun. 2015 -2.3

Pork chops

0.060 -3.6 -0.002 1.17 S-Mar. 2010 -4.5

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.085 0.4 0.000 1.01 L-May 2015 1.0

Other meats

0.268 0.0 0.000 0.48 S-Jun. 2015 -0.1

Frankfurters(6)

  -0.2   1.56 S-May 2015 -0.2

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

  0.1   0.62 S-Jun. 2015 -0.6

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  0.1   1.72 S-May 2015 -3.0

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)(6)

  0.4   2.54 S-May 2015 -3.0

Poultry

0.356 -0.4 -0.001 0.63 L-Jun. 2015 0.8

Chicken(4)(5)

0.287 -0.4 -0.001 0.76 L-Jun. 2015 1.7

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  -0.6   1.42 L-Jun. 2015 2.0

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  -0.6   0.72 S-May 2015 -3.0

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.069 -0.3 0.000 0.78 S-Jun. 2015 -0.3

Fish and seafood(4)

0.282 1.3 0.004 0.54 L-May 2014 1.4

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.142 2.2 0.003 0.87 L-Feb. 2014 2.3

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.140 0.2 0.000 0.53 S-Jun. 2015 -0.7

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  -0.3   0.88 S-May 2015 -1.2

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  -0.2   0.75 S-Jun. 2015 -1.2

Eggs

0.148 7.7 0.012 0.62 L-Jun. 2015 18.3

Dairy and related products(4)

0.852 -0.3 -0.003 0.26 S-Jun. 2015 -0.6

Milk(4)(5)

0.259 -1.1 -0.003 0.33 S-Jun. 2015 -1.1

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

  -1.5   0.53 S-Feb. 2015 -3.8

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)(6)

  -0.7   0.45 S-Jun. 2015 -1.0

Cheese and related products

0.276 -1.4 -0.004 0.46 S-Jan. 2015 -1.5

Ice cream and related products

0.116 1.4 0.002 0.83 L-Dec. 2014 2.0

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.200 0.3 0.001 0.57 L-Dec. 2014 0.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.313 1.5 0.020 0.37 L-Mar. 2011 1.9

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.004 1.9 0.020 0.46 L-Mar. 2011 2.2

Fresh fruits

0.539 2.1 0.011 0.64 L-Mar. 2014 2.5

Apples

0.087 -2.3 -0.002 1.11 S-Sep. 2014 -2.4

Bananas

0.085 1.8 0.002 0.62 L-Feb. 2011 2.4

Citrus fruits(5)

0.161 -1.3 -0.002 1.44 S-Mar. 2015 -1.8

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  -1.2   1.41 S-Apr. 2015 -1.7

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.206 5.7 0.013 1.08 L-Jul. 2011 8.1

Fresh vegetables

0.465 1.7 0.008 0.59 L-Dec. 2014 1.9

Potatoes

0.081 -1.7 -0.001 1.14 S-Jun. 2015 -3.1

Lettuce

0.066 -1.2 -0.001 1.44 L-Jun. 2015 0.0

Tomatoes(4)

0.082 0.0 0.000 1.42 S-Jun. 2015 -1.5

Other fresh vegetables

0.237 3.4 0.008 0.74 L-Feb. 2007 6.3

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.308 0.1 0.000 0.49 S-Jun. 2015 -0.4

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.161 -0.4 -0.001 0.76 S-Mar. 2015 -0.7

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  0.1   0.86 S-Jun. 2015 -0.3

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  -0.7   1.02 S-May 2015 -0.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.089 0.8 0.001 0.86 L-May 2015 1.4

Frozen vegetables(6)

  1.6   1.07 L-May 2015 2.0

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.058 -0.7 0.000 0.73 S-Mar. 2015 -1.5

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

  0.2   0.79 L-Apr. 2015 1.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.942 0.1 0.001 0.34 S-Jun. 2015 0.1

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.687 0.4 0.003 0.43 L-Apr. 2015 0.7

Carbonated drinks

0.283 0.5 0.001 0.68 S-Jun. 2015 0.0

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 0.3 0.000 0.64 S-Jun. 2015 -0.4

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.389 0.3 0.001 0.61 L-Apr. 2015 0.9

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.255 -0.2 -0.001 0.44 S-May 2015 -0.9

Coffee

0.159 -0.5 -0.001 0.59 S-Jun. 2015 -0.9

Roasted coffee(6)

  -0.6   0.64 S-Jun. 2015 -0.9

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  -2.2   1.03 S-Jan. 2014 -2.6

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.096 1.0 0.001 0.62 L-Jun. 2015 2.0

Other food at home

2.043 -0.2 -0.005 0.23 S-Oct. 2014 -0.3

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.303 0.1 0.000 0.58 S-Jun. 2015 -0.2

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 -0.2 0.000 0.62 S-Oct. 2014 -1.9

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.186 0.4 0.001 0.89 S-Jun. 2015 -0.5

Other sweets(5)

0.060 -0.1 0.000 0.63 L-Jun. 2015 0.5

Fats and oils

0.238 0.5 0.001 0.42 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

Butter and margarine(5)

0.073 1.6 0.001 0.65 L-Oct. 2014 2.8

Butter(6)

  1.8   0.92 L-Oct. 2014 5.3

Margarine(6)

  0.5   1.02 L-Jun. 2015 1.4

Salad dressing(5)

0.060 -0.1 0.000 0.82 L-May 2015 1.1

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.105 0.5 0.001 0.62 L-May 2014 0.5

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   1.00 L-May 2015 0.4

Other foods

1.501 -0.4 -0.007 0.28 S-Jan. 2015 -0.5

Soups

0.101 -0.8 -0.001 1.02 S-May 2015 -1.2

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.282 -0.9 -0.002 0.63 S-Jan. 2015 -1.4

Snacks(4)

0.330 0.3 0.001 0.66 L-Jun. 2015 0.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.299 -0.6 -0.002 0.59 S-Oct. 2014 -0.6

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

  0.9   0.93 L-Jun. 2015 2.3

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

  -1.3   1.56 S-Jun. 2015 -1.7

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  -1.2   0.87 L-Jun. 2015 2.8

Other condiments(6)

  -1.1   0.97 S-Mar. 2015 -1.5

Baby food(4)(5)

0.054 -0.1 0.000 0.38 S-Jun. 2015 -1.2

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.436 -0.9 -0.004 0.51 S-Jan. 2015 -0.9

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  -0.1   0.55 S-May 2015 -1.0

Food away from home(4)

5.811 0.2 0.012 0.06 L-Jun. 2015 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.817 0.2 0.005 0.07 S-May 2015 0.1

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.406 0.3 0.006 0.10 L-May 2015 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.199 -0.5 -0.001 0.16 L-Jun. 2015 0.2

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

      0.08 - -

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

0.064 0.1 0.000 0.34 L-May 2015 0.3

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.325 -0.1 0.000 0.11 - -

Energy

8.280 -2.0 -0.161 0.15 S-Jan. 2015 -9.7

Energy commodities

4.450 -4.1 -0.179 0.12 S-Jan. 2015 -18.0

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.197 -5.0 -0.010 0.53 S-Apr. 2015 -6.1

Fuel oil(4)

0.116 -8.1 -0.009 0.37 S-Apr. 2015 -8.4

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(4)(9)

0.080 -0.8 -0.001 0.78 L-Jun. 2015 0.4

Motor fuel

4.253 -4.1 -0.169 0.12 S-Jan. 2015 -18.6

Gasoline (all types)

4.191 -4.1 -0.165 0.12 S-Jan. 2015 -18.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  -4.3   0.38 S-Jan. 2015 -19.1

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  -3.1   0.36 S-Jan. 2015 -18.1

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  -3.4   0.31 S-Jan. 2015 -16.4

Other motor fuels(5)

0.062 -5.7 -0.004 0.12 S-Jan. 2015 -13.5

Energy services(11)

3.830 0.5 0.018 0.28 L-Dec. 2014 0.8

Electricity(11)

3.064 0.3 0.009 0.35 L-Feb. 2015 0.3

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.766 1.2 0.009 0.28 L-Dec. 2014 1.4

All items less food and energy

77.634 0.1 0.058 0.04 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.174 -0.1 -0.016 0.09 - -

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.283 -0.4 -0.015 0.16 S-May 2015 -0.4

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

0.261 -1.2 -0.003 0.56 S-Dec. 2014 -2.5

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.047 -0.9 0.000 0.41 S-Oct. 2014 -1.2

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.049 -1.4 -0.001 0.50 S-Jun. 2015 -1.4

Other linens(4)(5)

0.165 -1.3 -0.002 0.83 S-Dec. 2014 -2.8

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.756 -1.3 -0.010 0.31 S-Jul. 2014 -1.3

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.262 -0.5 -0.001 0.47 L-Jun. 2015 0.0

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

0.359 -2.2 -0.008 0.50 S-EVER -

Other furniture(5)

0.127 0.3 0.000 0.61 - -

Infants' furniture(4)(8)(6)

           

Appliances(5)

0.264 -0.2 -0.001 0.46 L-Jun. 2015 -0.1

Major appliances(5)

0.141 0.6 0.001 0.67 L-Nov. 2012 1.0

Laundry equipment(6)

  0.7   0.95 L-Dec. 2014 1.2

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.119 -1.1 -0.001 0.66 S-Dec. 2014 -2.1

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.469 0.2 0.001 0.51 L-Apr. 2015 0.2

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.250 -1.2 -0.003 0.88 S-Dec. 2014 -1.6

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.104 0.3 0.000 0.50 L-Jun. 2015 0.5

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.043 2.6 0.001 1.23 L-Jan. 2015 3.4

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.072 0.4 0.000 0.42 L-Mar. 2015 1.1

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.699 -0.3 -0.002 0.25 L-Jun. 2015 -0.1

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.185 -0.2 0.000 0.39 L-May 2015 -0.1

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.363 -0.3 -0.001 0.32 L-Jun. 2015 0.0

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.834 -0.2 -0.002 0.26 S-Jun. 2015 -0.4

Household cleaning products(5)

0.331 -0.3 -0.001 0.45 S-Jun. 2015 -0.8

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.244 -0.2 -0.001 0.43 S-Jun. 2015 -0.3

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.259 0.1 0.000 0.41 L-Mar. 2015 0.8

Apparel

3.254 0.3 0.010 0.41 - -

Men's and boys' apparel

0.827 0.7 0.006 0.74 L-Feb. 2015 2.2

Men's apparel

0.654 0.3 0.002 0.80 L-Mar. 2015 0.7

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.107 3.0 0.003 2.00 L-Jan. 2013 3.7

Men's furnishings

0.183 0.2 0.000 0.89 L-Mar. 2015 4.8

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.184 0.3 0.001 1.56 L-Feb. 2015 7.2

Men's pants and shorts

0.173 -0.8 -0.001 1.57 S-Apr. 2015 -0.9

Boys' apparel

0.173 -0.1 0.000 1.48 L-May 2015 0.2

Women's and girls' apparel

1.368 -0.1 -0.002 0.73 S-May 2015 -0.8

Women's apparel

1.156 -0.3 -0.004 0.78 S-May 2015 -0.8

Women's outerwear

0.096 -3.4 -0.004 2.43 S-Mar. 2015 -3.6

Women's dresses

0.138 2.9 0.005 2.38 L-Oct. 2014 3.1

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.535 -0.4 -0.003 0.97 S-Jun. 2015 -0.5

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

0.378 0.1 0.000 0.92 S-May 2015 -1.2

Girls' apparel

0.212 1.0 0.002 1.83 S-Jun. 2015 -1.6

Footwear

0.710 0.4 0.003 0.73 S-Jun. 2015 -0.3

Men's footwear(4)

0.216 0.7 0.001 1.07 L-Apr. 2015 2.2

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.171 0.5 0.001 1.10 L-May 2015 1.9

Women's footwear

0.322 0.9 0.003 1.17 S-Jun. 2015 0.4

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.133 4.1 0.006 0.98 L-Sep. 1996 5.0

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.217 -0.9 -0.002 0.78 S-Oct. 2014 -1.4

Watches(4)(9)

0.047 0.3 0.000 0.87 L-Jun. 2015 1.1

Jewelry(9)

0.170 -2.1 -0.004 0.96 S-Jul. 2012 -2.9

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.709 -0.1 -0.008 0.09 L-Jun. 2015 -0.1

New vehicles

3.508 0.0 -0.001 0.14 L-Jun. 2015 0.1

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  0.0   0.12 L-Jun. 2015 0.1

New cars(6)

  0.0   0.14 L-Jun. 2015 0.2

New trucks(14)(6)

  0.0   0.13 - -

Used cars and trucks

1.666 -0.4 -0.007 0.01 L-Jun. 2015 -0.4

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.425 0.0 0.000 0.21 - -

Tires(4)

0.278 -0.2 0.000 0.29 S-Jun. 2015 -0.6

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.147 0.2 0.000 0.27 L-Feb. 2015 0.5

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

  -0.2   0.24 S-Mar. 2015 -0.3

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

  0.5   0.52 L-Apr. 2015 1.3

Medical care commodities

1.771 0.3 0.005 0.21 L-May 2015 0.4

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.697 0.3 0.006 0.22 L-Feb. 2015 1.0

Prescription drugs

1.353 0.4 0.006 0.24 L-May 2015 0.4

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.344 -0.2 -0.001 0.47 S-Jun. 2015 -1.0

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.074 -0.1 0.000 0.39 L-May 2015 0.4

Recreation commodities(12)

1.953 -0.4 -0.008 0.17 S-Jan. 2015 -0.5

Video and audio products(12)

0.276 -0.9 -0.003 0.35 L-Jun. 2015 0.1

Televisions

0.124 -1.5 -0.002 0.60 - -

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.029 -0.4 0.000 0.78 L-Jun. 2015 0.4

Audio equipment

0.065 0.0 0.000 0.55 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)(5)

0.043 -1.3 -0.001 0.62 S-Sep. 2014 -1.6

Pets and pet products(4)

0.637 -0.1 0.000 0.30 L-Jun. 2015 0.4

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  -0.4   0.33 L-Jun. 2015 0.4

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

  0.3   0.43 L-May 2015 0.4

Sporting goods(4)

0.396 -0.2 -0.001 0.31 S-May 2015 -1.0

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.183 0.0 0.000 0.43 S-Jun. 2015 -0.4

Sports equipment

0.208 -0.2 0.000 0.44 S-May 2015 -2.1

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.056 -1.1 -0.001 0.96 S-May 2015 -1.4

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.64 L-Jun. 2015 0.1

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  -0.6   1.06 S-May 2015 -1.5

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.218 0.0 0.000 0.48 S-Jun. 2015 -0.6

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.123 -0.1 0.000 0.68 S-Jun. 2015 -1.2

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.094 0.2 0.000 0.59 L-Jun. 2015 0.3

Other recreational goods(5)

0.369 -1.0 -0.004 0.48 S-Feb. 2015 -1.4

Toys

0.266 -0.9 -0.003 0.59 S-Jun. 2015 -0.9

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

  -0.9   0.68 L-Jun. 2015 -0.6

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

0.050 -1.5 -0.001 1.32 S-Dec. 2014 -2.0

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.042 -0.6 0.000 0.42 S-Feb. 2015 -1.2

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.590 -0.3 -0.002 0.30 S-Jun. 2015 -1.0

Educational books and supplies

0.201 0.2 0.000 0.45 S-Jun. 2015 -0.3

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  1.9   0.41 L-Aug. 2014 2.2

Information technology commodities(12)

0.389 -0.6 -0.002 0.40 S-Jun. 2015 -1.3

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.261 -0.6 -0.002 0.49 S-Jun. 2015 -1.0

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.066 1.1 0.001 0.82 L-May 2015 1.1

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items(4)(5)

0.062 -2.0 -0.001 0.84 S-Jun. 2015 -2.9

Alcoholic beverages

1.000 0.1 0.001 0.16 L-May 2015 0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.585 0.2 0.001 0.23 L-Nov. 2014 0.8

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 0.1 0.000 0.28 L-Jun. 2015 0.3

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.072 0.1 0.000 0.39 S-Jun. 2015 -1.2

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

  0.2   0.40 L-Apr. 2015 0.2

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(6)

  0.1   0.55 L-May 2015 0.3

Wine at home

0.244 0.1 0.000 0.44 - -

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.415 0.0 0.000 0.18 - -

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

  0.0   0.15 S-Jun. 2015 -0.4

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

  0.0   0.24 S-Jun. 2015 -0.2

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

  0.1   0.20 L-Jun. 2015 0.4

Other goods(12)

1.615 0.1 0.002 0.18 L-Jun. 2015 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.721 0.5 0.003 0.16 L-Jun. 2015 0.8

Cigarettes(5)

0.665 0.4 0.003 0.17 L-Jun. 2015 0.8

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.050 0.9 0.000 0.53 L-Apr. 2015 0.9

Personal care products(4)

0.710 -0.3 -0.002 0.31 S-Jun. 2015 -0.3

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

0.365 -0.7 -0.002 0.46 S-Jun. 2015 -0.7

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

0.338 0.0 0.000 0.40 L-Jun. 2015 0.1

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.183 0.5 0.001 0.44 L-Oct. 2013 0.7

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  0.4   0.54 L-May 2015 1.5

Infants' equipment(4)(8)(6)

  3.0   0.51 L-EVER -

Services less energy services

58.460 0.1 0.073 0.04 S-Feb. 2015 0.1

Shelter

32.886 0.2 0.071 0.06 S-May 2015 0.2

Rent of shelter(16)

32.513 0.2 0.075 0.06 S-May 2015 0.2

Rent of primary residence(11)

7.174 0.3 0.023 0.04 - -

Lodging away from home(5)

0.972 -0.6 -0.005 1.89 S-Jun. 2015 -1.6

Housing at school, excluding board(11)(16)

0.171 -0.6 -0.001 0.04 S-Feb. 1993 -1.4

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.801 -0.5 -0.004 2.30 S-Jun. 2015 -2.0

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(11)(16)

24.367 0.2 0.054 0.03 S-Feb. 2015 0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(11)(16)

22.944 0.2 0.050 0.03 S-Feb. 2015 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.372 0.0 0.000 0.31 S-Jun. 2015 -0.3

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.228 0.7 0.009 0.13 L-Aug. 2012 0.9

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.954 0.8 0.007 0.16 L-Aug. 2012 1.1

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.274 0.4 0.001 0.17 L-Feb. 2015 0.4

Household operations(4)(5)

0.853 0.4 0.003 0.14 L-Jun. 2015 0.6

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.276 0.1 0.000 0.12 L-May 2015 0.1

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.280 0.3 0.001 0.09 L-Apr. 2015 1.8

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.124 1.0 0.001 0.59 L-Jun. 2015 1.8

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.066 0.0 0.000 0.12 L-Jun. 2015 1.6

Medical care services

5.943 0.0 -0.002 0.08 S-Jun. 2015 -0.2

Professional services

3.024 -0.1 -0.003 0.10 S-Feb. 2015 -0.2

Physicians' services(11)

1.590 -0.3 -0.004 0.13 S-Feb. 2015 -0.4

Dental services(11)

0.810 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-May 2015 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.277 -0.3 -0.001 0.38 L-Jun. 2015 0.3

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.347 0.3 0.001 0.14 L-Nov. 2014 0.8

Hospital and related services

2.170 0.3 0.006 0.11 L-May 2015 0.5

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.864 0.3 0.005 0.12 L-May 2015 0.5

Inpatient hospital services(11)(17)(6)

  0.4   0.21 L-May 2015 0.4

Outpatient hospital services(11)(9)(6)

  0.0   0.20 L-May 2015 0.6

Nursing homes and adult day services(11)(17)

0.175 0.4 0.001 0.10 L-Jun. 2015 0.4

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

0.131 0.1 0.000 0.10 L-Jun. 2015 0.2

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.749 -0.2 -0.001 0.08 S-Jun. 2015 -0.3

Transportation services

5.641 -0.3 -0.017 0.14 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.381 -0.3 -0.001 0.31 S-Jun. 2015 -0.7

Car and truck rental(5)

0.079 -0.3 0.000 1.50 S-Apr. 2015 -0.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.160 -0.1 -0.001 0.17 S-Mar. 2015 -0.1

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.056 -0.3 0.000 0.14 S-Feb. 2015 -0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.485 0.0 0.000 0.20 L-May 2015 0.3

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.587 -0.2 -0.001 0.27 S-Mar. 2015 -0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.319 0.2 0.004 0.23 S-May 2015 0.2

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.568 0.2 0.001 0.11 S-Jun. 2015 -0.1

State motor vehicle registration and license fees(4)(11)(5)

0.316 0.1 0.000 0.08 S-Jun. 2015 0.0

Parking and other fees(5)

0.233 0.3 0.001 0.18 L-Apr. 2015 0.3

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)(6)

  0.3   0.24 S-Jun. 2015 -0.2

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)(6)

  0.1   0.17 L-Mar. 2015 0.5

Public transportation

1.134 -1.7 -0.019 0.36 L-Jun. 2015 1.4

Airline fare

0.715 -3.1 -0.022 0.51 L-Jun. 2015 2.0

Other intercity transportation

0.155 2.3 0.004 0.67 S-Jun. 2015 -0.6

Intercity bus fare(4)(7)(6)

           

Intercity train fare(4)(7)(6)

  -4.4   1.12 S-Feb. 2015 -4.7

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  1.3   0.79 S-Jun. 2015 0.6

Intracity transportation(4)

0.260 0.1 0.000 0.06 L-Jun. 2015 0.1

Intracity mass transit(4)(12)(6)

  0.1   0.08 - -

Recreation services(12)

3.778 0.0 0.000 0.16 S-Nov. 2014 0.0

Video and audio services(12)

1.559 -0.1 -0.002 0.13 S-May 2015 -0.2

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.470 -0.2 -0.004 0.13 S-May 2015 -0.3

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

0.089 1.9 0.002 0.90 L-Oct. 2011 2.6

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

  3.8   1.27 L-EVER -

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

  -0.8   0.29 S-Jul. 2014 -1.0

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.404 0.6 0.002 0.11 L-May 2015 0.9

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  0.7   0.12 L-Sep. 2013 1.7

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.7   0.12 L-May 2015 0.9

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.060 -0.5 0.000 0.39 S-Jun. 2015 -0.6

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  -0.6   0.14 S-Jun. 2015 -0.9

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  -0.2   0.57 S-May 2015 -0.8

Other recreation services(5)

1.753 0.0 0.000 0.33 S-Dec. 2014 0.0

Club dues and fees for participant sports and group exercises(5)

0.612 -0.6 -0.004 0.45 S-Feb. 2015 -1.3

Admissions(4)

0.654 0.4 0.003 0.55 L-May 2015 0.9

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

  0.0   0.52 S-Jun. 2015 -0.3

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

  1.4   0.66 L-May 2015 1.9

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.210 0.3 0.001 0.18 L-Jun. 2015 0.6

Education and communication services(12)

6.368 0.1 0.007 0.07 L-Jun. 2015 0.3

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.120 -0.1 -0.002 0.08 S-Aug. 2000 -0.2

College tuition and fees

1.843 -0.2 -0.004 0.12 S-Aug. 2000 -0.3

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.376 0.0 0.000 0.07 S-Aug. 2011 0.0

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.734 0.2 0.001 0.11 - -

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.039 -0.2 0.000 0.10 S-Apr. 2015 -0.3

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.142 0.3 0.000 0.02 S-May 2015 0.3

Postage(4)

0.128 0.4 0.000 0.00 - -

Delivery services(5)

0.014 -0.2 0.000 0.18 S-May 2015 -0.7

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.405 0.6 0.015 0.10 L-Jul. 2008 0.7

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.564 0.9 0.014 0.12 L-Nov. 2003 0.9

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.841 0.2 0.001 0.13 L-Jun. 2015 0.2

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.689 -0.9 -0.006 0.26 L-Jun. 2015 -0.1

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.763 0.2 0.003 0.08 L-Jun. 2015 0.9

Personal care services(4)

0.639 0.0 0.000 0.11 S-Feb. 2015 -0.7

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

0.639 0.0 0.000 0.11 S-Feb. 2015 -0.7

Miscellaneous personal services

1.124 0.2 0.002 0.10 L-Jun. 2015 0.5

Legal services(9)

0.316 0.4 0.001 0.15 - -

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.172 0.8 0.001 0.12 L-May 2006 1.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.276 0.1 0.000 0.11 L-Jun. 2015 0.8

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

0.033 0.2 0.000 0.17 L-Mar. 2015 0.3

Financial services(4)(9)

0.232 0.0 0.000 0.28 L-Jun. 2015 1.0

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

  -0.1   0.02 L-Jun. 2015 0.7

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

  0.0   0.39 L-Jun. 2015 0.8

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.914 -0.1 -0.103 0.04 S-Jan. 2015 -0.8

All items less shelter

67.114 -0.2 -0.141 0.04 S-Jan. 2015 -1.1

All items less food and shelter

53.028 -0.3 -0.175 0.05 S-Jan. 2015 -1.4

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.748 0.0 -0.013 0.05 - -

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

43.082 0.0 -0.007 0.05 - -

All items less medical care

92.287 -0.1 -0.073 0.04 S-Jan. 2015 -0.7

All items less energy

91.720 0.1 0.091 0.03 - -

Commodities

37.709 -0.4 -0.161 0.06 S-Jan. 2015 -2.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.508 0.0 -0.009 0.10 L-Apr. 2015 0.0

Commodities less food

23.624 -0.8 -0.194 0.07 S-Jan. 2015 -3.5

Commodities less food and beverages

22.624 -0.9 -0.196 0.08 S-Jan. 2015 -3.6

Services

62.291 0.1 0.091 0.05 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Services less rent of shelter(16)

29.777 0.1 0.042 0.07 L-Jun. 2015 0.2

Services less medical care services

56.348 0.2 0.129 0.05 - -

Durables

8.900 -0.3 -0.026 0.08 - -

Nondurables

28.810 -0.5 -0.148 0.07 S-Jan. 2015 -2.9

Nondurables less food

14.724 -1.2 -0.179 0.11 S-Jan. 2015 -5.6

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.724 -1.3 -0.178 0.11 S-Jan. 2015 -6.0

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.470 -1.9 -0.194 0.08 S-Jan. 2015 -7.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.470 -1.7 -0.193 0.07 S-Jan. 2015 -7.2

Housing

42.277 0.2 0.076 0.06 - -

Education and communication(5)

6.958 0.1 0.005 0.07 L-Jun. 2015 0.2

Education(5)

3.321 -0.1 -0.002 0.08 S-Aug. 2000 -0.1

Communication(5)

3.637 0.2 0.007 0.10 L-Jan. 2014 0.2

Information and information processing(5)

3.495 0.2 0.007 0.10 L-Jan. 2014 0.2

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.090 -0.8 -0.008 0.23 - -

Recreation(5)

5.731 -0.1 -0.008 0.12 S-Nov. 2014 -0.2

Video and audio(5)

1.836 -0.2 -0.004 0.14 S-May 2015 -0.2

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.041 0.2 0.002 0.20 L-Jun. 2015 0.4

Photography(5)

0.117 -0.8 -0.001 0.54 S-May 2015 -0.8

Food and beverages

15.086 0.2 0.034 0.07 - -

Domestically produced farm food

6.966 0.2 0.013 0.13 S-May 2015 0.0

Other services

11.909 0.1 0.009 0.07 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.544 0.3 0.007 0.48 L-Mar. 2015 0.4

Fuels and utilities

5.255 0.3 0.016 0.21 L-Dec. 2014 0.5

Household energy

4.027 0.2 0.008 0.27 L-Dec. 2014 0.4

Medical care

7.713 0.0 0.003 0.08 S-Jun. 2015 -0.2

Transportation

15.603 -1.3 -0.194 0.06 S-Jan. 2015 -5.0

Private transportation

14.470 -1.2 -0.175 0.07 S-Jan. 2015 -5.4

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.745 -0.2 -0.009 0.10 L-Jun. 2015 -0.1

Utilities and public transportation

10.067 0.2 0.020 0.13 L-Jun. 2015 0.2

Household furnishings and operations

4.137 -0.3 -0.012 0.13 S-May 2015 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.378 0.1 0.003 0.09 L-Jun. 2015 0.5

Personal care

2.656 0.0 -0.001 0.11 - -

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) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(12) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(15) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(16) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(17) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(18) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.

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


Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, August 2015, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jul.
2015
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Aug. 2014-
Aug. 2015
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Aug. 2014-
Aug. 2015(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.2   0.08 - -

Food

14.086 1.6 0.221 0.13 - -

Food at home

8.275 0.8 0.069 0.18 S-May 2015 0.6

Cereals and bakery products

1.140 1.1 0.012 0.40 S-May 2015 0.8

Cereals and cereal products

0.373 0.3 0.001 0.67 L-Jun. 2015 1.0

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -2.9 -0.001 0.84 S-Oct. 2010 -3.0

Breakfast cereal

0.194 0.7 0.001 1.05 L-May 2015 1.1

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.130 0.8 0.001 1.01 S-Jan. 2015 0.6

Rice(4)(5)

  -2.2   1.28 L-Jun. 2015 -1.8

Bakery products

0.767 1.4 0.011 0.49 S-May 2015 0.8

Bread(4)

0.227 0.5 0.001 0.84 S-Apr. 2015 0.2

White bread(5)

  0.5   1.17 S-Apr. 2015 0.0

Bread other than white(5)

  0.5   1.26 L-Jun. 2015 0.8

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.115 2.4 0.003 1.13 S-May 2015 1.7

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.189 2.7 0.005 1.20 L-Sep. 2013 3.6

Cookies(5)

  1.7   1.51 S-Jun. 2015 1.6

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  3.9   1.71 L-Oct. 2012 4.0

Other bakery products

0.237 0.8 0.002 1.03 S-Jun. 2015 0.1

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  1.2   1.50 S-Jun. 2015 0.9

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  0.8   1.50 S-Jun. 2015 0.3

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

  -0.1   1.38 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.986 2.0 0.039 0.38 S-Jul. 2013 2.0

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.838 -0.2 -0.003 0.40 S-Apr. 2010 -0.2

Meats

1.200 0.3 0.004 0.51 S-Apr. 2013 0.3

Beef and veal

0.582 5.0 0.027 0.70 S-Jan. 2014 1.8

Uncooked ground beef

0.233 5.1 0.011 0.99 S-Feb. 2014 4.9

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.084 2.7 0.002 1.52 S-Jan. 2014 1.4

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.213 5.2 0.011 1.31 S-Feb. 2014 4.4

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.052 7.0 0.003 1.35 S-Feb. 2014 6.1

Pork

0.350 -8.1 -0.031 0.81 S-Nov. 2009 -8.4

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.132 -8.2 -0.012 1.18 L-Apr. 2015 -5.7

Bacon and related products(5)

  -9.3   1.27 L-Apr. 2015 -9.0

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  -5.0   1.72 - -

Ham

0.072 -7.5 -0.006 1.93 S-Dec. 2009 -8.5

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  -9.3   1.91 S-Mar. 1984 -10.7

Pork chops

0.060 -9.0 -0.006 1.66 S-Sep. 2009 -9.2

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.085 -7.6 -0.007 1.74 S-Dec. 2009 -11.0

Other meats

0.268 2.8 0.007 0.88 S-Apr. 2014 1.7

Frankfurters(5)

  6.7   2.45 L-Mar. 2015 7.8

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  2.2   1.08 S-Mar. 2014 0.7

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  4.9   2.53 S-Jun. 2015 4.8

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  2.5   4.22 S-Jun. 2015 1.6

Poultry

0.356 -0.7 -0.002 0.83 S-Aug. 2010 -0.7

Chicken(4)

0.287 -1.2 -0.003 0.94 S-Jun. 2010 -2.1

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  -2.3   1.98 S-Jun. 2010 -4.7

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  -1.5   1.18 S-Apr. 2010 -2.5

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.069 1.5 0.001 1.61 L-Apr. 2015 1.7

Fish and seafood

0.282 -1.5 -0.004 0.84 L-May 2015 -0.8

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.142 -2.0 -0.003 1.49 L-May 2015 -0.7

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.140 -0.9 -0.001 0.95 S-Jun. 2015 -1.6

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  2.0   1.25 L-Nov. 2014 2.7

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  -2.3   1.70 S-Jun. 2015 -2.9

Eggs

0.148 35.3 0.042 1.09 L-Oct. 2007 42.2

Dairy and related products

0.852 -2.5 -0.022 0.42 S-Feb. 2010 -2.8

Milk(4)

0.259 -7.2 -0.020 0.64 S-Dec. 2009 -10.6

Fresh whole milk(5)

  -8.4   1.04 S-Jan. 2010 -8.6

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  -6.0   0.89 S-Jun. 2015 -6.2

Cheese and related products

0.276 -2.5 -0.007 0.81 S-Sep. 2012 -3.1

Ice cream and related products

0.116 2.5 0.003 1.18 L-Apr. 2015 2.7

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.200 1.1 0.002 0.81 L-Jun. 2015 2.1

Fruits and vegetables

1.313 0.1 0.001 0.60 L-Feb. 2015 1.1

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.004 -0.4 -0.004 0.73 L-Feb. 2015 1.2

Fresh fruits

0.539 -1.7 -0.010 1.01 L-Feb. 2015 0.2

Apples

0.087 -9.7 -0.009 2.01 L-May 2015 -9.0

Bananas

0.085 -0.1 0.000 0.98 L-May 2015 0.1

Citrus fruits(4)

0.161 -0.4 -0.001 2.67 S-Jun. 2015 -2.3

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  3.5   2.41 L-Dec. 2014 3.7

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.206 0.2 0.000 1.57 L-Feb. 2015 2.1

Fresh vegetables

0.465 1.3 0.006 0.92 L-Apr. 2015 1.8

Potatoes

0.081 -1.1 -0.001 1.93 L-May 2015 0.2

Lettuce

0.066 -1.6 -0.001 2.31 L-Jun. 2015 -0.6

Tomatoes

0.082 1.9 0.002 1.99 L-May 2015 2.0

Other fresh vegetables

0.237 2.8 0.006 1.33 L-Mar. 2015 2.9

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.308 1.5 0.005 0.64 L-Jul. 2013 1.6

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.161 0.8 0.001 1.05 S-Jun. 2015 0.3

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  1.9   1.33 S-Jun. 2015 1.8

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  0.7   1.44 S-Jun. 2015 -0.2

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.089 2.3 0.002 1.18 L-Sep. 2012 3.0

Frozen vegetables(5)

  2.4   1.47 L-Sep. 2012 2.6

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.058 2.3 0.001 1.17 S-Mar. 2015 -0.4

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

  3.8   2.10 L-Jun. 2015 3.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.942 1.5 0.014 0.45 L-Apr. 2015 1.8

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.687 1.7 0.012 0.53 L-Mar. 2012 2.0

Carbonated drinks

0.283 1.6 0.005 0.84 L-May 2012 1.7

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 3.9 0.001 1.20 L-Nov. 2013 4.2

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.389 1.7 0.006 0.83 L-Jun. 2015 1.8

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.255 0.8 0.002 0.78 S-Jul. 2014 -0.4

Coffee

0.159 0.6 0.001 1.06 S-Jul. 2014 -1.5

Roasted coffee(5)

  1.5   1.22 S-Jul. 2014 -1.8

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  -2.5   1.65 S-Mar. 2014 -3.6

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.096 1.1 0.001 0.88 L-Feb. 2015 1.6

Other food at home

2.043 1.3 0.026 0.34 S-Jan. 2015 1.3

Sugar and sweets

0.303 4.4 0.013 0.76 S-Jun. 2015 3.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 6.1 0.003 1.02 S-Jun. 2015 4.2

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.186 5.5 0.010 1.19 S-Jun. 2015 4.6

Other sweets(4)

0.060 -0.4 0.000 0.96 L-May 2015 -0.2

Fats and oils

0.238 -1.9 -0.005 0.66 L-Jun. 2015 -1.1

Butter and margarine(4)

0.073 -1.3 -0.001 1.16 L-Jun. 2015 -0.1

Butter(5)

  -1.8   1.61 S-Nov. 2013 -2.1

Margarine(5)

  -0.6   1.36 L-Jun. 2015 0.7

Salad dressing(4)

0.060 -0.6 0.000 1.06 L-Jun. 2015 -0.5

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.105 -3.0 -0.003 1.06 L-Jun. 2015 -2.2

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  -4.1   1.50 S-Jan. 2015 -5.1

Other foods

1.501 1.2 0.017 0.40 S-Jan. 2015 1.2

Soups

0.101 -1.4 -0.001 1.38 S-Jan. 2015 -1.6

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.282 0.0 0.000 0.91 S-Jun. 2014 -0.2

Snacks

0.330 2.9 0.009 1.07 L-Jun. 2015 3.5

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.299 2.4 0.007 0.90 S-May 2015 2.1

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

  5.0   1.35 L-Jun. 2015 5.3

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  4.5   2.00 S-Jun. 2015 2.4

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  1.0   1.34 S-May 2015 0.9

Other condiments(5)

  0.1   1.74 S-May 2015 -1.1

Baby food(4)

0.054 -1.2 -0.001 0.77 S-Jan. 2011 -1.2

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.436 0.8 0.003 0.70 L-May 2015 1.4

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  2.7   1.20 S-Jun. 2015 2.7

Food away from home

5.811 2.7 0.151 0.17 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.817 2.5 0.070 0.23 S-Jun. 2014 2.2

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.406 3.0 0.071 0.29 - -

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.199 -1.7 -0.004 0.64 L-Jun. 2015 1.4

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

  -2.8   0.41 S-EVER -

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.064 2.2 0.001 1.22 S-Apr. 2015 2.1

Other food away from home(4)

0.325 3.9 0.012 0.44 - -

Energy

8.280 -15.0 -1.425 0.17 S-Jun. 2015 -15.0

Energy commodities

4.450 -23.6 -1.306 0.19 S-May 2015 -24.8

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.197 -27.4 -0.071 0.81 S-Feb. 2015 -29.3

Fuel oil

0.116 -34.6 -0.057 0.82 S-Sep. 2009 -36.0

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.080 -14.7 -0.014 1.48 S-Mar. 2015 -15.6

Motor fuel

4.253 -23.4 -1.235 0.20 S-May 2015 -25.0

Gasoline (all types)

4.191 -23.3 -1.210 0.20 S-Jun. 2015 -23.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  -24.1   0.46 S-May 2015 -25.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  -21.4   0.52 S-Jun. 2015 -22.4

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  -19.4   0.38 S-Jun. 2015 -20.3

Other motor fuels(4)

0.062 -30.1 -0.025 0.26 S-Sep. 2009 -35.8

Energy services(10)

3.830 -3.0 -0.119 0.30 L-Jun. 2015 -2.9

Electricity(10)

3.064 -0.6 -0.019 0.38 L-Jun. 2015 0.0

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.766 -11.5 -0.100 0.49 L-Feb. 2015 -6.5

All items less food and energy

77.634 1.8 1.399 0.10 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.174 -0.5 -0.094 0.24 - -

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.283 -1.4 -0.048 0.30 S-Mar. 2015 -1.6

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.261 -4.9 -0.013 1.12 L-Jun. 2015 -3.9

Floor coverings(4)

0.047 -1.4 -0.001 1.00 S-Mar. 2014 -2.4

Window coverings(4)

0.049 -7.6 -0.004 1.32 S-Jun. 2015 -8.1

Other linens(4)

0.165 -5.0 -0.009 1.68 L-Jun. 2015 -4.0

Furniture and bedding

0.756 -0.9 -0.007 0.70 S-Jun. 2015 -1.0

Bedroom furniture

0.262 -2.1 -0.006 1.13 S-Mar. 2015 -2.6

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

0.359 -0.2 -0.001 1.16 S-Jun. 2015 -0.7

Other furniture(4)

0.127 -0.3 0.000 1.75 S-May 2015 -0.8

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

           

Appliances(4)

0.264 -3.5 -0.010 0.92 L-Jun. 2015 -2.6

Major appliances(4)

0.141 -4.8 -0.007 1.24 L-Jun. 2015 -4.1

Laundry equipment(5)

  -4.4   1.34 L-Jun. 2015 -4.0

Other appliances(4)

0.119 -2.0 -0.002 1.22 S-Apr. 2015 -2.0

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.469 -3.1 -0.015 0.97 L-Jun. 2015 -3.1

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.250 -5.6 -0.015 1.78 S-Dec. 2014 -5.8

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.104 0.4 0.000 1.42 L-Jun. 2015 0.7

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.043 -0.4 0.000 2.60 L-May 2015 3.8

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.072 -0.9 -0.001 1.20 L-Oct. 2013 -0.8

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.699 -0.3 -0.002 0.69 S-Mar. 2015 -0.7

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.185 -0.1 0.000 1.14 S-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.363 -0.4 -0.001 0.82 S-Apr. 2015 -0.4

Housekeeping supplies

0.834 -0.2 -0.001 0.45 L-Jun. 2013 0.2

Household cleaning products(4)

0.331 0.9 0.003 0.73 S-Jun. 2015 -0.1

Household paper products(4)

0.244 -0.7 -0.002 0.95 L-Mar. 2015 -0.6

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.259 -1.0 -0.003 0.87 L-Jun. 2015 -0.7

Apparel

3.254 -0.9 -0.031 1.10 L-Apr. 2015 -0.8

Men's and boys' apparel

0.827 -1.3 -0.011 1.58 L-May 2015 -0.8

Men's apparel

0.654 -1.6 -0.010 1.68 L-Jun. 2015 -1.3

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.107 2.2 0.002 4.45 L-Dec. 2013 2.5

Men's furnishings

0.183 -3.4 -0.006 1.95 L-Jun. 2015 -1.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.184 -3.8 -0.007 3.27 L-Jun. 2015 -3.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.173 0.6 0.001 2.93 S-Oct. 2014 -5.0

Boys' apparel

0.173 -0.1 0.000 3.15 L-Jul. 2014 2.8

Women's and girls' apparel

1.368 -2.1 -0.031 2.28 L-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Women's apparel

1.156 -2.5 -0.030 2.36 S-Jun. 2015 -3.5

Women's outerwear

0.096 -4.8 -0.005 6.49 S-Jun. 2015 -5.4

Women's dresses

0.138 3.4 0.005 11.82 L-Nov. 2014 3.9

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.535 -4.2 -0.024 2.53 S-Jun. 2015 -4.3

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

0.378 -1.5 -0.006 2.23 L-Mar. 2015 0.0

Girls' apparel

0.212 -0.1 0.000 5.34 L-Feb. 2015 1.4

Footwear

0.710 1.1 0.008 1.58 L-Jun. 2015 1.1

Men's footwear

0.216 -0.3 -0.001 2.42 L-May 2015 2.4

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.171 2.0 0.003 2.48 L-Jun. 2015 4.4

Women's footwear

0.322 1.5 0.005 2.86 S-Jun. 2015 1.0

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.133 5.9 0.008 2.06 L-Jun. 2012 7.5

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.217 -2.5 -0.006 1.91 S-May 2015 -2.5

Watches(8)

0.047 1.7 0.001 2.38 L-May 2015 1.8

Jewelry(8)

0.170 -3.6 -0.006 2.38 S-May 2015 -3.6

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.709 -0.1 -0.007 0.23 S-Feb. 2015 -0.4

New vehicles

3.508 0.6 0.020 0.34 S-Feb. 2015 0.6

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  0.6   0.32 S-Jan. 2015 0.5

New cars(5)

  0.1   0.35 L-Jun. 2015 0.5

New trucks(13)(5)

  1.1   0.35 S-Jan. 2015 1.1

Used cars and trucks

1.666 -1.5 -0.026 0.12 S-Feb. 2015 -2.9

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.425 -0.7 -0.003 0.42 S-Apr. 2015 -0.7

Tires

0.278 -1.4 -0.004 0.58 - -

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.147 0.5 0.001 0.51 S-Dec. 1999 0.4

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  0.9   0.66 S-Oct. 2014 0.8

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  -0.4   0.81 S-Jun. 2015 -0.7

Medical care commodities

1.771 3.4 0.058 0.64 L-May 2015 3.9

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.697 3.5 0.058 0.66 L-May 2015 4.1

Prescription drugs

1.353 4.7 0.061 0.82 L-Jun. 2015 4.8

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.344 -0.7 -0.002 0.81 L-May 2015 -0.7

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.074 -0.8 -0.001 1.18 L-Jun. 2015 0.0

Recreation commodities(11)

1.953 -2.6 -0.052 0.45 S-Jun. 2015 -2.9

Video and audio products(11)

0.276 -8.3 -0.025 0.71 S-Jun. 2015 -8.5

Televisions

0.124 -13.0 -0.018 1.27 S-May 2015 -14.5

Other video equipment(4)

0.029 -6.8 -0.002 2.04 S-Jan. 2014 -6.9

Audio equipment

0.065 -4.3 -0.003 1.54 L-Jun. 2014 -2.4

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.043 -3.4 -0.001 1.31 S-Jun. 2015 -3.9

Pets and pet products

0.637 -0.5 -0.003 0.75 L-Jun. 2015 -0.3

Pet food(4)(5)

  -2.4   0.73 S-EVER -

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

  1.8   1.57 L-Dec. 2011 2.2

Sporting goods

0.396 -0.9 -0.004 0.98 - -

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.183 1.5 0.003 1.25 S-Jun. 2015 0.7

Sports equipment

0.208 -2.9 -0.006 1.25 L-Mar. 2015 -2.8

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.056 -8.1 -0.005 2.13 S-May 2015 -8.4

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

  -2.1   3.72 S-Feb. 2011 -2.9

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -9.0   2.32 S-Jun. 2015 -9.9

Recreational reading materials

0.218 2.3 0.005 1.23 L-Oct. 2014 2.7

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.123 3.4 0.004 1.55 L-Feb. 2015 4.0

Recreational books(4)

0.094 1.0 0.001 1.76 L-Sep. 2009 1.1

Other recreational goods(4)

0.369 -5.4 -0.021 1.31 S-Mar. 2015 -5.6

Toys

0.266 -6.8 -0.019 1.52 S-Mar. 2015 -6.9

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

  -5.2   1.31 S-Mar. 2015 -5.3

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.050 -3.8 -0.002 3.78 S-Jun. 2015 -4.0

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.042 2.3 0.001 1.24 L-Dec. 2014 2.4

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.590 -4.6 -0.028 0.87 S-Dec. 2014 -4.9

Educational books and supplies

0.201 4.7 0.009 1.22 S-Dec. 2014 4.6

College textbooks(14)(5)

  5.4   1.32 S-Dec. 2014 5.0

Information technology commodities(11)

0.389 -8.8 -0.037 1.09 L-Jun. 2015 -8.8

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.261 -9.0 -0.025 1.27 L-Nov. 2014 -8.0

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.066 -1.7 -0.001 1.91 L-Jun. 2015 0.1

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

0.062 -14.9 -0.011 3.25 S-EVER -

Alcoholic beverages

1.000 0.6 0.006 0.31 S-Jul. 2014 0.6

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.585 -0.4 -0.002 0.46 S-EVER -

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 0.4 0.001 0.51 S-May 2015 0.4

Distilled spirits at home

0.072 0.0 0.000 0.63 L-Jun. 2015 0.0

Whiskey at home(5)

  -0.1   1.12 L-May 2015 1.5

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  0.3   1.00 L-Jun. 2015 1.0

Wine at home

0.244 -1.4 -0.003 0.86 S-Feb. 2012 -1.6

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.415 2.1 0.009 0.42 S-Nov. 2014 2.1

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

  1.9   0.55 S-Jun. 2015 1.9

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  1.8   0.80 S-Oct. 2014 1.6

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  3.7   0.61 S-May 2015 3.7

Other goods(11)

1.615 0.6 0.009 0.40 S-Jun. 2015 0.6

Tobacco and smoking products

0.721 3.8 0.026 0.44 L-Jun. 2014 4.3

Cigarettes(4)

0.665 3.8 0.024 0.46 L-Jun. 2014 4.5

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.050 3.4 0.002 1.26 L-Dec. 2013 3.4

Personal care products

0.710 -1.4 -0.010 0.79 S-Aug. 2011 -1.4

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

0.365 -1.0 -0.003 1.10 S-Jul. 2013 -1.2

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.338 -1.9 -0.007 1.18 S-Oct. 2000 -1.9

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.183 -3.6 -0.007 1.06 L-Jun. 2015 -3.2

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  -3.6   1.13 L-Jun. 2015 -2.8

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -2.2   1.47 L-May 2015 -1.8

Services less energy services

58.460 2.6 1.493 0.11 - -

Shelter

32.886 3.1 0.994 0.16 - -

Rent of shelter(15)

32.513 3.1 0.986 0.16 - -

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.174 3.6 0.252 0.17 - -

Lodging away from home(4)

0.972 1.7 0.016 2.00 S-Jun. 2015 0.8

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

0.171 2.6 0.004 0.26 S-May 2015 2.6

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.801 1.5 0.011 2.41 S-Jun. 2015 0.4

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

24.367 3.0 0.718 0.16 - -

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

22.944 3.0 0.675 0.16 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.372 2.2 0.008 0.95 S-Feb. 2012 2.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.228 4.7 0.056 0.47 L-Jun. 2015 4.7

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.954 5.7 0.052 0.55 L-Jun. 2015 5.7

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.274 1.5 0.004 0.61 L-Feb. 2015 1.6

Household operations(4)

0.853 3.3 0.027 0.38 L-Jun. 2015 3.6

Domestic services(4)

0.276 1.3 0.004 0.42 S-May 2015 1.3

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.280 3.9 0.011 0.58 L-Jun. 2015 4.1

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.124 6.6 0.008 1.30 - -

Repair of household items(4)

0.066 2.9 0.002 0.70 S-Jun. 2014 1.7

Medical care services

5.943 2.2 0.128 0.24 S-Mar. 2015 1.9

Professional services

3.024 1.7 0.052 0.30 S-May 2015 1.6

Physicians' services(10)

1.590 1.8 0.028 0.46 S-May 2015 1.6

Dental services(10)

0.810 2.7 0.021 0.54 - -

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.277 -0.4 -0.001 0.74 S-May 2015 -0.4

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.347 1.1 0.004 0.56 L-May 2015 1.2

Hospital and related services

2.170 3.3 0.069 0.41 L-Jun. 2015 3.5

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.864 3.4 0.062 0.46 L-Jun. 2015 3.7

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

  3.1   0.91 L-May 2015 4.3

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

  3.0   0.63 S-EVER -

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

0.175 3.2 0.006 0.44 S-May 2015 3.2

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.131 1.2 0.002 0.74 L-Jan. 2015 1.8

Health insurance(7)

0.749 1.0 0.008 0.25 L-Nov. 2013 1.3

Transportation services

5.641 2.1 0.117 0.31 - -

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.381 -1.5 -0.006 1.26 S-Nov. 2014 -2.3

Car and truck rental(4)

0.079 5.3 0.004 2.42 L-Mar. 2014 5.6

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.160 1.8 0.020 0.33 - -

Motor vehicle body work

0.056 0.6 0.000 0.68 S-Jun. 2015 0.5

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.485 1.1 0.005 0.44 S-Jun. 2014 1.0

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.587 2.5 0.014 0.53 - -

Motor vehicle insurance

2.319 5.4 0.120 0.59 - -

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.568 1.9 0.011 0.45 L-Sep. 2013 1.9

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

0.316 1.2 0.004 0.66 L-Aug. 2013 1.2

Parking and other fees(4)

0.233 2.8 0.006 0.47 L-Nov. 2013 2.9

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  3.1   0.63 L-May 2014 3.3

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  1.0   0.75 L-Jun. 2015 1.0

Public transportation

1.134 -2.9 -0.032 0.75 L-Feb. 2015 -1.9

Airline fare

0.715 -6.0 -0.043 0.98 S-May 2015 -6.6

Other intercity transportation

0.155 3.0 0.005 1.86 L-Feb. 2011 3.3

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

           

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  -3.2   1.59 L-May 2015 -1.2

Ship fare(4)(5)

  3.5   2.34 L-May 2010 5.3

Intracity transportation

0.260 2.4 0.006 0.22 L-Jun. 2015 2.6

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  2.7   0.59 L-Jun. 2015 2.8

Recreation services(11)

3.778 2.5 0.091 0.52 L-Feb. 2013 2.7

Video and audio services(11)

1.559 1.6 0.025 0.39 L-Feb. 2015 1.8

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.470 1.6 0.023 0.40 L-Apr. 2015 1.8

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

0.089 1.8 0.002 1.79 L-Jun. 2012 3.9

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -0.7   2.46 L-Nov. 2011 2.2

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

  3.9   0.99 S-Jun. 2015 3.4

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.404 4.0 0.016 0.44 L-Jan. 2012 4.5

Pet services(4)(5)

  2.9   1.08 L-Aug. 2014 3.8

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  4.3   0.58 L-Dec. 2011 4.6

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.060 -0.3 0.000 1.18 S-Dec. 2007 -0.4

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  -1.7   0.77 S-Dec. 2005 -1.7

Film processing(4)(5)

  1.7   1.23 S-Jun. 2015 1.3

Other recreation services(4)

1.753 3.0 0.051 1.03 L-Nov. 2012 3.3

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

0.612 1.8 0.011 1.34 L-Jun. 2015 1.8

Admissions

0.654 3.8 0.024 1.31 L-Jun. 2015 3.9

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

  1.7   0.98 L-Jun. 2015 2.0

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  9.5   1.47 L-Apr. 2007 9.8

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.210 2.4 0.005 0.60 L-Jul. 2013 2.9

Education and communication services(11)

6.368 0.6 0.036 0.19 L-Jun. 2015 0.6

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.120 3.5 0.108 0.31 S-Mar. 2015 3.5

College tuition and fees

1.843 3.3 0.060 0.45 S-Feb. 2015 3.3

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.376 3.6 0.013 0.42 S-Jun. 2013 3.5

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.734 4.3 0.030 0.52 S-Jun. 2015 4.3

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.039 1.3 0.000 0.48 S-EVER -

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.142 0.0 0.000 0.35 - -

Postage

0.128 0.0 0.000 0.38 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.014 -0.1 0.000 0.53 S-Jun. 2015 -0.2

Telephone services(4)

2.405 -2.0 -0.050 0.30 L-Nov. 2014 -1.9

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.564 -4.3 -0.071 0.39 L-Feb. 2015 -4.2

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.841 2.5 0.020 0.42 L-Aug. 2014 2.7

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.689 -3.0 -0.021 0.75 S-Dec. 2007 -5.2

Other personal services(11)

1.763 2.6 0.045 0.29 - -

Personal care services

0.639 2.7 0.017 0.43 S-May 2015 1.3

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.639 2.7 0.017 0.43 S-May 2015 1.3

Miscellaneous personal services

1.124 2.6 0.028 0.40 L-Jun. 2015 2.7

Legal services(8)

0.316 1.7 0.005 0.66 L-Nov. 2014 1.8

Funeral expenses(8)

0.172 2.7 0.005 0.63 L-Sep. 2013 3.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.276 2.3 0.006 0.42 S-May 2015 2.0

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.033 1.4 0.000 0.68 L-Jun. 2015 2.0

Financial services(8)

0.232 4.4 0.010 1.01 S-May 2015 4.0

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

  2.0   0.60 S-Mar. 2015 0.8

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

  5.1   1.40 S-May 2015 5.0

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.914 0.0 -0.025 0.09 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

All items less shelter

67.114 -1.2 -0.798 0.10 - -

All items less food and shelter

53.028 -1.9 -1.019 0.12 - -

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.748 0.9 0.406 0.13 - -

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

43.082 1.0 0.432 0.14 L-Apr. 2015 1.0

All items less medical care

92.287 0.0 0.009 0.08 - -

All items less energy

91.720 1.8 1.620 0.08 - -

Commodities

37.709 -3.0 -1.179 0.13 - -

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.508 -0.4 -0.068 0.27 - -

Commodities less food

23.624 -5.6 -1.400 0.19 S-Jun. 2015 -5.7

Commodities less food and beverages

22.624 -5.9 -1.406 0.20 S-Jun. 2015 -6.0

Services

62.291 2.2 1.374 0.10 - -

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.777 1.3 0.389 0.12 L-Apr. 2015 1.5

Services less medical care services

56.348 2.3 1.246 0.11 L-Feb. 2015 2.4

Durables

8.900 -1.2 -0.105 0.19 S-Mar. 2015 -1.2

Nondurables

28.810 -3.6 -1.074 0.16 - -

Nondurables less food

14.724 -8.2 -1.295 0.26 S-Jun. 2015 -8.5

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.724 -8.7 -1.301 0.28 - -

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.470 -11.0 -1.270 0.17 S-Jun. 2015 -11.2

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.470 -10.1 -1.263 0.15 S-Jun. 2015 -10.2

Housing

42.277 2.0 0.839 0.13 - -

Education and communication(4)

6.958 0.1 0.008 0.20 - -

Education(4)

3.321 3.6 0.117 0.30 S-Feb. 2015 3.5

Communication(4)

3.637 -2.9 -0.110 0.25 L-Apr. 2015 -2.7

Information and information processing(4)

3.495 -3.0 -0.110 0.26 L-Apr. 2015 -2.8

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.090 -5.2 -0.059 0.66 S-Sep. 2008 -5.5

Recreation(4)

5.731 0.7 0.038 0.35 L-May 2013 0.8

Video and audio(4)

1.836 0.0 0.000 0.36 L-Oct. 2014 0.1

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.041 1.2 0.013 0.48 L-Mar. 2015 1.6

Photography(4)

0.117 -4.2 -0.005 1.30 S-Oct. 2007 -4.5

Food and beverages

15.086 1.5 0.227 0.12 S-Feb. 2014 1.4

Domestically produced farm food

6.966 0.9 0.060 0.20 S-May 2015 0.6

Other services

11.909 1.5 0.172 0.20 L-Sep. 2014 1.6

Apparel less footwear

2.544 -1.5 -0.039 1.32 L-Mar. 2015 -1.4

Fuels and utilities

5.255 -2.5 -0.134 0.23 L-Jun. 2015 -2.2

Household energy

4.027 -4.5 -0.190 0.29 L-Jun. 2015 -4.1

Medical care

7.713 2.5 0.186 0.24 - -

Transportation

15.603 -6.8 -1.126 0.16 S-Jun. 2015 -6.9

Private transportation

14.470 -7.1 -1.093 0.16 S-Jun. 2015 -7.2

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.745 -0.1 -0.006 0.25 S-Feb. 2015 -0.5

Utilities and public transportation

10.067 -1.2 -0.123 0.17 L-Apr. 2015 -0.9

Household furnishings and operations

4.137 -0.5 -0.021 0.25 S-Mar. 2015 -0.6

Other goods and services

3.378 1.6 0.054 0.25 S-May 2015 1.4

Personal care

2.656 1.1 0.028 0.31 S-May 2015 1.1

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 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.


Last Modified Date: September 16, 2015