Consumer Price Index News Release

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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – SEPTEMBER 2015

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

 The energy index fell 4.7 percent in September, with all major component
 indexes declining. The gasoline index continued to fall sharply and was
 again the main cause of the seasonally adjusted all items decrease. The
 indexes for fuel oil, electricity, and natural gas declined as well.

 In contrast to the energy declines, the indexes for food and for all items
 less food and energy both accelerated in September. The food index rose 0.4
 percent, its largest increase since May 2014. The index for all items less
 food and energy rose 0.2 percent in September. The indexes for shelter,
 medical care, household furnishings and operations, and personal care all
 increased; the indexes for apparel, used cars and trucks, new vehicles, and
 airline fares were among those that declined. 

 The all items index was essentially unchanged for the 12 months ending
 September after posting a 0.2 percent increase for the 12 months ending
 August. The 18.4 percent decline in the energy index over the past year
 offset increases in the indexes for food (up 1.6 percent) and all items
 less food and energy (up 1.9 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.
                              Mar.  Apr.  May   June  July  Aug.  Sep.   ended 
                              2015  2015  2015  2015  2015  2015  2015   Sep.  
                                                                         2015  
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................    .2    .1    .4    .3    .1   -.1   -.2       .0
  Food......................   -.2    .0    .0    .3    .2    .2    .4      1.6
   Food at home.............   -.5   -.2   -.2    .4    .3    .3    .3       .8
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .2    .2    .2    .0    .2    .5      2.9
  Energy....................   1.1  -1.3   4.3   1.7    .1  -2.0  -4.7    -18.4
   Energy commodities.......   3.8  -1.9   9.6   3.1    .7  -4.1  -8.6    -29.5
    Gasoline (all types)....   3.9  -1.7  10.4   3.4    .9  -4.1  -9.0    -29.6
    Fuel oil (1)............   5.9  -8.4    .7  -1.9  -3.4  -8.1  -2.4    -34.9
   Energy services..........  -1.5   -.5  -1.0    .2   -.6    .5   -.4     -3.0
    Electricity.............  -1.1    .0  -1.2    .2   -.4    .3   -.5      -.4
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -2.7  -2.6    .0    .3  -1.4   1.2   -.3    -12.1
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .3    .1    .2    .1    .1    .2      1.9
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .3    .1   -.1   -.1   -.1   -.1    .0      -.5
    New vehicles............    .2    .1    .2    .1   -.2    .0   -.1       .5
    Used cars and trucks....   1.2    .6   -.4   -.4   -.6   -.4   -.2     -1.7
    Apparel.................    .5   -.3   -.5   -.1    .3    .3   -.3     -1.4
    Medical care commodities    .1    .1    .4    .0    .1    .3   -.2      2.7
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .3    .2    .3    .2    .1    .3      2.7
    Shelter.................    .3    .3    .2    .3    .4    .2    .3      3.2
    Transportation services     .0    .1    .7    .4   -.2   -.3    .1      2.2
    Medical care services...    .4    .9    .2   -.2    .1    .0    .3      2.4

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.




 Consumer Price Index Data for September 2015

 Food

 The food index increased 0.4 percent in September after rising 0.2 percent in
 August. The index for food at home rose 0.3 percent in September, the same
 increase as in August. The major grocery store food group indexes were split,
 with three advances and three declines. The largest increase was in the other
 food at home group, which rose 0.8 percent in September after falling in August.
 The index for dairy and related products also turned up in September, rising 0.7
 percent after declining 0.3 percent the prior month. The index for fruits and
 vegetables advanced 0.7 percent in September after rising 1.5 percent in August;
 the fresh fruits index rose 0.9 percent and the index for fresh vegetables
 increased 1.0 percent. In contrast, the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs
 turned down in September, falling 0.3 after rising in August. The cereals and
 bakery products index fell 0.2 percent and the index for nonalcoholic beverages
 declined 0.1 percent. The index for food at home has risen 0.8 percent over the
 past 12 months. Five of the six major group indexes rose over that span, though
 none more than 1.6 percent (other food at home). The dairy index was the only one
 to decline, falling 2.3 percent. The index for food away from home increased 0.5
 percent in September, its largest increase since October 2008, and has risen 2.9
 percent over the past 12 months.

 Energy

 The energy index, which fell 2.0 percent in August, declined 4.7 percent in
 September. The gasoline index declined 9.0 percent following a 4.1 percent
 decrease in August. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices declined 10.1
 percent in September.) The fuel oil index declined as well, falling 2.4 percent
 after an 8.1 percent decrease in August. The electricity index, which rose in
 August, fell 0.5 percent in September. The index for natural gas also turned down
 in September, falling 0.3 percent. All the major energy component indexes continue
 to show 12-month declines. The electricity index has fallen 0.4 percent over the
 span, while the other indexes have fallen more sharply: Fuel oil has fallen 34.9
 percent, gasoline has declined 29.6 percent, and natural gas has decreased 12.1
 percent. 

 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in September
 after rising 0.1 percent in July and August. The shelter index increased 0.3
 percent in September after rising 0.2 percent the prior month. The rent index
 increased 0.4 percent and the index for owners' equivalent rent increased 0.3
 percent. The index for lodging away from home increased 0.8 percent in September
 after declining in August. The medical care index rose 0.2 percent in September
 with the indexes for physicians' services and hospital services rising but the
 index for prescription drugs declining slightly. The index for household
 furnishings and operations increased 0.3 percent after declining in each of the
 four previous months. The index for personal care rose 0.3 percent, and the
 alcoholic beverages index rose 0.1 percent. In contrast, the apparel index fell
 0.3 percent after rising in July and August. The index for used cars and trucks
 fell 0.2 percent, while the new vehicles index declined 0.1 percent, as did the
 tobacco index. The index for airline fares also declined 0.1 percent in September
 after declining more sharply in July and August. The recreation index was
 unchanged in September.  

 The index for all items less food and energy has risen 1.9 percent over the past
 12 months; this is a slight increase from the 1.8 percent rise for the 12 months
 ending August and is the highest 12-month change since July 2014.  The shelter
 index has increased 3.2 percent over the past 12 months with the rent index up
 3.7 percent; these figures have been gradually trending upward.
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was essentially
 unchanged over the last 12 months; the September index level is 237.945
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index declined 0.2 percent prior to
 seasonal adjustment.  

 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) decreased 0.6 percent over the last 12 months to an index level
 of 232.661 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index declined 0.3 percent
 prior to seasonal adjustment.  

 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 decreased 0.5 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index
 declined 0.3 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 October 2015 is scheduled to be released
 on Tuesday, November 17, at 8:30 a.m. (EST). 










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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, September 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Aug.
2015
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Sep.
2014
Aug.
2015
Sep.
2015
Sep.
2014-
Sep.
2015
Aug.
2015-
Sep.
2015
Jun.
2015-
Jul.
2015
Jul.
2015-
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2015-
Sep.
2015

All items

100.000 238.031 238.316 237.945 0.0 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Food

14.144 244.630 247.671 248.632 1.6 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.4

Food at home

8.313 241.578 242.746 243.432 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.139 270.660 274.968 273.530 1.1 -0.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.004 260.805 263.601 263.227 0.9 -0.1 0.2 0.5 -0.3

Dairy and related products(1)

0.850 227.604 220.716 222.310 -2.3 0.7 0.8 -0.3 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

1.331 293.282 291.344 295.394 0.7 1.4 0.3 1.5 0.7

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.947 166.080 168.017 168.054 1.2 0.0 0.4 0.1 -0.1

Other food at home

2.042 207.287 209.892 210.659 1.6 0.4 0.2 -0.2 0.8

Food away from home(1)

5.831 250.570 256.449 257.830 2.9 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.5

Energy

8.042 247.077 213.248 201.641 -18.4 -5.4 0.1 -2.0 -4.7

Energy commodities

4.215 299.558 233.619 211.099 -29.5 -9.6 0.7 -4.1 -8.6

Fuel oil(1)

0.107 355.892 237.580 231.835 -34.9 -2.4 -3.4 -8.1 -2.4

Motor fuel

4.028 295.716 231.305 208.121 -29.6 -10.0 0.8 -4.1 -8.9

Gasoline (all types)

3.969 294.222 230.513 207.239 -29.6 -10.1 0.9 -4.1 -9.0

Energy services(2)

3.828 207.824 203.246 201.575 -3.0 -0.8 -0.6 0.5 -0.4

Electricity(2)

3.060 215.054 215.786 214.132 -0.4 -0.8 -0.4 0.3 -0.5

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.768 183.376 162.885 161.189 -12.1 -1.0 -1.4 1.2 -0.3

All items less food and energy

77.814 238.841 242.651 243.359 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.213 147.268 145.808 146.500 -0.5 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Apparel

3.310 130.324 124.547 128.540 -1.4 3.2 0.3 0.3 -0.3

New vehicles

3.503 145.880 146.704 146.570 0.5 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.666 151.153 150.908 148.520 -1.7 -1.6 -0.6 -0.4 -0.2

Medical care commodities

1.779 346.347 356.334 355.746 2.7 -0.2 0.1 0.3 -0.2

Alcoholic beverages

1.002 237.828 239.313 239.287 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.725 904.487 939.082 938.348 3.7 -0.1 0.0 0.5 -0.1

Services less energy services

58.601 294.676 301.963 302.663 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3

Shelter

32.995 272.165 280.093 280.814 3.2 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.209 277.998 287.068 288.306 3.7 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4

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

24.470 279.292 287.026 287.916 3.1 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Medical care services

5.941 465.403 475.189 476.466 2.4 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.3

Physicians' services(2)

1.587 359.879 366.365 367.176 2.0 0.2 0.2 -0.3 0.3

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.862 279.540 288.181 289.134 3.4 0.3 -0.1 0.3 0.2

Transportation services

5.604 283.425 289.798 289.576 2.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.161 267.256 270.838 271.119 1.4 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.328 438.496 461.046 462.467 5.5 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.5

Airline fare

0.669 292.397 277.768 274.897 -6.0 -1.0 -5.6 -3.1 -0.1

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, September 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Aug.
2015
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Sep.
2014-
Sep.
2015
Aug.
2015-
Sep.
2015
Jun.
2015-
Jul.
2015
Jul.
2015-
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2015-
Sep.
2015

All items

100.000 0.0 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Food

14.144 1.6 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.4

Food at home

8.313 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.139 1.1 -0.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.372 -0.1 -1.6 -0.6 0.2 -0.8

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -1.1 -0.2 -1.3 0.0 1.2

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.194 0.3 -1.7 0.1 -0.2 -1.7

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.130 -0.1 -1.9 -0.6 -0.3 -1.9

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  -3.7 -1.8 0.0 -1.6 -1.8

Bakery products

0.767 1.6 0.0 0.7 -0.3 0.1

Bread(2)

0.226 1.4 0.8 -0.5 0.0 0.8

White bread(1)(3)

  1.9 1.4 0.3 -1.5 1.4

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  0.6 0.2 -0.5 0.7 0.2

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

0.115 2.4 0.2 1.2 -0.4 0.0

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.189 2.4 -0.3 0.3 0.7 -0.5

Cookies(1)(3)

  2.1 -0.4 0.6 1.0 -1.0

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  3.3 0.3 0.1 0.6 0.3

Other bakery products

0.236 0.8 -0.7 1.4 -0.9 -0.1

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

  2.7 -0.4 1.0 0.5 -0.4

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  0.5 -1.5 0.7 -0.5 -0.8

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

  -1.2 -1.0 1.5 -1.0 -1.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.004 0.9 -0.1 0.2 0.5 -0.3

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.842 -1.3 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3

Meats

1.202 -0.9 0.1 0.1 -0.4 0.1

Beef and veal(1)

0.580 2.3 -0.6 -0.4 -0.6 -0.6

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.232 1.0 -0.5 -1.0 -0.7 -0.5

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.083 1.6 -1.3 -0.3 -0.8 -1.3

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.213 3.6 -0.6 0.0 -0.4 -0.6

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.052 3.7 -0.3 0.5 -0.4 -0.3

Pork

0.352 -7.6 0.6 0.5 -0.5 0.9

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.135 -6.4 1.5 0.9 0.8 1.5

Bacon and related products(3)

  -6.1 3.9 1.9 1.4 3.5

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  -5.4 -1.4 0.6 -0.3 -1.1

Ham

0.073 -8.8 0.8 -0.7 -0.9 0.0

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  -11.1 0.7 -0.9 -1.0 -0.3

Pork chops

0.059 -7.5 0.6 2.1 -3.6 1.0

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.086 -8.4 -0.9 -0.2 0.4 0.3

Other meats

0.270 2.1 0.9 0.7 0.0 0.5

Frankfurters(3)

  6.6 4.9 0.1 -0.2 3.3

Lunchmeats(2)(3)

  1.6 0.2 0.8 0.1 0.5

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

  2.7 -1.5 2.6 0.1 -1.5

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

  1.1 -0.5 2.9 0.4 -0.5

Poultry

0.355 -1.7 -0.9 -0.6 -0.4 -1.0

Chicken(1)(2)

0.286 -2.0 -0.9 -0.7 -0.4 -0.9

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  -4.6 -3.0 -1.4 -0.6 -3.0

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  -1.4 0.0 -0.5 -0.6 0.0

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.069 -0.7 -0.9 0.4 -0.3 -1.7

Fish and seafood(1)

0.285 -2.8 -0.6 -0.2 1.3 -0.8

Fresh fish and seafood(2)

0.146 -3.1 -0.1 -1.2 2.2 -0.8

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.139 -2.4 -1.2 0.8 0.2 -1.1

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  1.7 0.0 1.6 -0.3 0.0

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

  -4.8 -2.1 1.5 -0.2 -2.0

Eggs

0.162 36.2 0.8 3.3 7.7 -0.6

Dairy and related products(1)

0.850 -2.3 0.7 0.8 -0.3 0.7

Milk(1)(2)

0.257 -7.4 0.6 1.4 -1.1 0.6

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

  -9.1 0.6 1.6 -1.5 0.6

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

  -6.3 0.2 1.4 -0.7 0.2

Cheese and related products

0.273 -1.6 0.6 1.1 -1.4 0.6

Ice cream and related products

0.119 1.3 2.3 0.3 1.4 0.0

Other dairy and related products(1)(2)

0.201 1.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Fruits and vegetables

1.331 0.7 1.4 0.3 1.5 0.7

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.022 0.4 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.9

Fresh fruits

0.552 -1.7 2.0 1.1 2.1 0.9

Apples

0.087 -4.9 -0.7 -2.2 -2.3 2.8

Bananas

0.086 -0.6 -0.3 0.2 1.8 -0.7

Citrus fruits(2)

0.166 -0.8 0.1 0.8 -1.3 0.4

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  1.5 -1.1 1.0 -1.2 0.3

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.213 -1.4 5.5 1.5 5.7 0.9

Fresh vegetables

0.470 3.0 1.8 -0.8 1.7 1.0

Potatoes

0.082 0.3 -1.1 0.3 -1.7 1.2

Lettuce

0.066 3.3 5.4 -3.1 -1.2 4.7

Tomatoes(1)

0.082 5.0 2.3 1.0 0.0 2.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.241 3.2 1.6 -1.4 3.4 0.6

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.308 1.8 -0.3 0.4 0.1 0.0

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.161 2.3 -0.4 1.1 -0.4 0.0

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  4.7 0.5 0.4 0.1 1.7

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  1.0 -1.1 1.8 -0.7 -0.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.089 0.5 0.0 -0.1 0.8 -0.1

Frozen vegetables(3)

  -0.1 -0.6 -0.2 1.6 -0.4

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.058 2.2 -0.2 0.5 -0.7 -0.1

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

  1.8 -1.0 -0.3 0.2 -1.0

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.947 1.2 0.0 0.4 0.1 -0.1

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.691 1.8 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.2

Carbonated drinks

0.286 1.2 0.0 0.9 0.5 -0.3

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 3.7 0.2 0.6 0.3 0.2

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(2)

0.392 2.2 0.8 -0.3 0.3 0.5

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.256 -0.5 -1.1 0.6 -0.2 -0.8

Coffee

0.158 -0.4 -1.2 1.0 -0.5 -0.6

Roasted coffee(3)

  0.8 -1.1 1.0 -0.6 -0.2

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

  -4.2 -0.9 0.3 -2.2 -0.9

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.097 -0.6 -0.9 -0.2 1.0 -1.4

Other food at home

2.042 1.6 0.4 0.2 -0.2 0.8

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.304 3.2 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 5.0 -0.3 0.7 -0.2 -0.3

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.187 4.1 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.8

Other sweets(2)

0.060 -1.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3

Fats and oils

0.241 -1.9 0.5 -0.6 0.5 0.4

Butter and margarine(2)

0.075 -1.6 1.5 -0.1 1.6 0.8

Butter(3)

  -2.2 3.1 1.7 1.8 2.2

Margarine(3)

  -1.0 -0.7 -1.3 0.5 -0.5

Salad dressing(2)

0.061 -0.3 0.9 -0.5 -0.1 0.2

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.106 -3.1 -0.5 -0.8 0.5 -0.3

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  -3.4 1.2 -2.8 0.2 1.2

Other foods

1.498 1.9 0.3 0.2 -0.4 0.9

Soups

0.099 1.1 -2.6 -0.4 -0.8 1.6

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.280 1.0 1.0 0.2 -0.9 1.0

Snacks(1)

0.332 3.2 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.3

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.300 2.9 0.6 -0.3 -0.6 1.3

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

  4.1 -0.5 -0.7 0.9 -0.5

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

  1.5 2.5 3.8 -1.3 2.5

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  3.0 1.7 -1.6 -1.2 2.9

Other condiments(3)

  4.1 -0.5 0.4 -1.1 2.8

Baby food(1)(2)

0.054 0.1 1.0 0.4 -0.1 1.0

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.433 1.3 0.3 0.5 -0.9 0.3

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  3.4 2.1 1.1 -0.1 2.1

Food away from home(1)

5.831 2.9 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.5

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.826 2.6 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.415 3.0 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.4

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.202 4.3 7.7 -4.0 -0.5 6.7

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

  3.4 8.7     7.2

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

0.064 2.9 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.325 3.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Energy

8.042 -18.4 -5.4 0.1 -2.0 -4.7

Energy commodities

4.215 -29.5 -9.6 0.7 -4.1 -8.6

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.187 -27.7 -1.4 -3.1 -5.0 -1.4

Fuel oil(1)

0.107 -34.9 -2.4 -3.4 -8.1 -2.4

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

0.080 -15.5 0.0 -2.2 -0.8 -1.1

Motor fuel

4.028 -29.6 -10.0 0.8 -4.1 -8.9

Gasoline (all types)

3.969 -29.6 -10.1 0.9 -4.1 -9.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -30.5 -10.5 0.7 -4.3 -9.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -27.1 -9.1 1.4 -3.1 -8.1

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -24.5 -8.3 1.3 -3.4 -8.1

Other motor fuels(2)

0.059 -33.1 -5.1 -2.0 -5.7 -6.2

Energy services(8)

3.828 -3.0 -0.8 -0.6 0.5 -0.4

Electricity(8)

3.060 -0.4 -0.8 -0.4 0.3 -0.5

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.768 -12.1 -1.0 -1.4 1.2 -0.3

All items less food and energy

77.814 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.213 -0.5 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.266 -1.0 0.3 -0.2 -0.4 0.4

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

0.258 -4.6 0.3 -0.6 -1.2 0.3

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.046 -2.4 -0.7 0.0 -0.9 -0.7

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.049 -7.5 0.2 -0.5 -1.4 0.2

Other linens(1)(2)

0.163 -4.2 0.6 -0.9 -1.3 0.6

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.748 0.2 0.5 -0.6 -1.3 0.5

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.261 -1.2 0.5 -1.5 -0.5 0.5

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

0.351 0.9 0.4 -0.1 -2.2 0.4

Other furniture(2)

0.126 1.6 0.9 0.3 0.3 1.9

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

           

Appliances(2)

0.263 -3.5 0.5 -1.0 -0.2 0.0

Major appliances(2)

0.142 -3.9 1.6 -1.8 0.6 0.9

Laundry equipment(3)

  -4.1 2.1 -2.9 0.7 1.3

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.117 -3.0 -0.9 0.0 -1.1 -0.9

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.468 -2.3 0.8 -0.5 0.2 1.3

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.248 -4.4 0.4 0.2 -1.2 0.4

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.104 2.6 2.3 -1.6 0.3 2.4

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.044 0.2 1.0 0.0 2.6 1.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.072 -3.0 -0.4 0.0 0.4 -0.6

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.696 -0.2 0.1 -0.4 -0.3 0.3

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.185 -1.2 -0.1 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.361 0.2 0.2 -0.5 -0.3 0.8

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.833 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0

Household cleaning products(2)

0.330 1.0 0.3 0.4 -0.3 0.2

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.244 -0.5 0.3 0.2 -0.2 0.3

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.260 -0.8 -0.6 -0.3 0.1 -0.6

Apparel

3.310 -1.4 3.2 0.3 0.3 -0.3

Men's and boys' apparel

0.827 -0.4 3.2 -1.2 0.7 1.2

Men's apparel

0.657 -0.2 3.2 -1.2 0.3 2.1

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.111 -3.0 0.6 1.1 3.0 -3.9

Men's furnishings

0.184 -4.6 -1.4 -1.7 0.2 -1.3

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.186 2.7 11.6 -3.3 0.3 8.7

Men's pants and shorts

0.169 3.2 1.0 -0.3 -0.8 1.6

Boys' apparel

0.170 -1.3 3.2 -2.2 -0.1 0.1

Women's and girls' apparel

1.408 -2.8 4.8 0.8 -0.1 -0.9

Women's apparel

1.188 -2.4 5.0 0.7 -0.3 -0.4

Women's outerwear

0.105 -4.7 11.9 2.5 -3.4 -2.4

Women's dresses

0.150 -1.1 9.8 1.4 2.9 -2.9

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.547 -4.5 5.1 0.4 -0.4 -1.4

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

0.376 1.0 0.8 0.2 0.1 2.1

Girls' apparel

0.220 -4.6 3.8 1.1 1.0 -3.7

Footwear

0.720 -0.5 1.2 0.8 0.4 -0.9

Men's footwear(1)

0.218 -2.0 -0.8 0.3 0.7 -0.8

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.173 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.5 -2.3

Women's footwear

0.328 0.3 3.1 2.4 0.9 -0.1

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.139 5.9 1.8 0.6 4.1 0.1

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.216 -2.6 0.5 1.1 -0.9 0.0

Watches(1)(6)

0.047 -2.2 -1.6 0.2 0.3 -1.6

Jewelry(6)

0.169 -2.7 1.0 1.3 -2.1 1.3

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.704 -0.2 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1

New vehicles

3.503 0.5 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  0.5 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

New cars(3)

  -0.1 -0.2 -0.4 0.0 -0.2

New trucks(3)(11)

  1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.666 -1.7 -1.6 -0.6 -0.4 -0.2

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.425 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5

Tires(1)

0.278 -0.6 0.4 0.1 -0.2 0.4

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.148 1.3 0.7 -0.2 0.2 0.7

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

  1.5 0.8 0.0 -0.2 0.8

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

  0.9 0.7 0.2 0.5 0.7

Medical care commodities

1.779 2.7 -0.2 0.1 0.3 -0.2

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.705 2.9 -0.2 0.2 0.3 -0.2

Prescription drugs

1.361 4.2 -0.2 0.1 0.4 -0.1

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.344 -2.0 0.1 0.7 -0.2 0.1

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.074 -0.9 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1 -0.2

Recreation commodities(9)

1.947 -2.5 0.2 -0.3 -0.4 0.3

Video and audio products(9)

0.274 -7.6 -0.2 -1.0 -0.9 -0.1

Televisions

0.122 -13.1 -1.3 -1.5 -1.5 -1.1

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.029 -5.7 1.8 -1.5 -0.4 1.8

Audio equipment

0.065 -2.7 0.5 -0.8 0.0 0.5

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

0.042 -1.2 0.6 0.1 -1.3 0.6

Pets and pet products(1)

0.638 -0.8 0.6 -1.2 -0.1 0.6

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  -2.2 0.7 -2.0 -0.4 0.7

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

  1.0 0.5 -0.5 0.3 0.5

Sporting goods(1)

0.396 -1.2 0.1 0.8 -0.2 0.1

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.183 0.7 -0.7 0.8 0.0 -0.7

Sports equipment

0.207 -2.8 0.8 1.1 -0.2 0.5

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.056 -8.5 -0.4 1.0 -1.1 -0.4

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

  -4.5 -2.4 -0.3 0.0 -2.4

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -9.2 -0.1 1.3 -0.6 -0.1

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.219 3.1 0.7 0.4 0.0 0.7

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.123 3.7 0.2 1.2 -0.1 0.2

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.094 2.3 1.4 -0.6 0.2 1.4

Other recreational goods(2)

0.365 -4.9 -0.3 0.0 -1.0 0.4

Toys

0.263 -6.0 -0.4 -0.5 -0.9 0.6

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

  -4.2 -0.3 -1.0 -0.9 0.7

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

0.049 -3.2 0.2 1.1 -1.5 0.2

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.041 0.5 -0.5 1.9 -0.6 -0.5

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.589 -3.7 0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.1

Educational books and supplies

0.205 4.5 0.6 0.7 0.2 0.3

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  5.1 0.7 0.7 1.9 0.7

Information technology commodities(9)

0.385 -7.6 -0.1 -0.4 -0.6 0.1

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.257 -7.4 0.5 -0.3 -0.6 0.8

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.067 -0.1 0.4 -1.5 1.1 0.4

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

0.061 -15.8 -3.2 0.6 -2.0 -3.2

Alcoholic beverages

1.002 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.586 -0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.072 -0.8 -0.4 0.3 0.1 -0.5

Whiskey at home(1)(3)

  -1.6 -1.0 0.1 0.2 -1.0

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(3)

  0.0 0.3 -0.4 0.1 0.4

Wine at home

0.245 -1.2 -0.3 0.1 0.1 -0.2

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.416 2.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

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

  1.7 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2

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

  1.6 -0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.1

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

  4.3 0.5 -0.1 0.1 0.5

Other goods(9)

1.616 0.6 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.725 3.7 -0.1 0.0 0.5 -0.1

Cigarettes(2)

0.668 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.050 2.1 -0.7 0.2 0.9 -0.7

Personal care products(1)

0.709 -1.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 0.3

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

0.363 -1.1 0.3 0.0 -0.7 0.3

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

0.338 -1.6 0.4 -0.3 0.0 0.4

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.182 -4.0 -0.4 -0.6 0.5 -0.4

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  -3.9 0.0 -0.9 0.4 0.1

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

  -2.4 -0.1 -0.3 3.0 -0.1

Services less energy services

58.601 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3

Shelter

32.995 3.2 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.3

Rent of shelter(13)

32.622 3.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Rent of primary residence(8)

7.209 3.7 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4

Lodging away from home(2)

0.943 1.9 -2.4 2.5 -0.6 0.8

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

0.172 2.9 1.0 0.6 -0.6 0.4

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.771 1.7 -3.1 3.0 -0.5 0.8

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

24.470 3.1 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

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

23.041 3.1 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.373 2.0 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.241 4.8 0.2 0.1 0.7 0.5

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.965 5.7 0.1 0.1 0.8 0.6

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.276 1.5 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.2

Household operations(1)(2)

0.858 3.2 -0.1 0.1 0.4 -0.1

Domestic services(1)(2)

      0.0 0.1  

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.281 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.126 6.5 -0.5 0.4 1.0 0.3

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.066 2.6 0.2 -0.7 0.0 0.2

Medical care services

5.941 2.4 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.3

Professional services

3.024 1.9 0.2 0.3 -0.1 0.2

Physicians' services(8)

1.587 2.0 0.2 0.2 -0.3 0.3

Dental services(8)

0.811 2.6 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.277 -0.1 0.4 -0.6 -0.3 0.4

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.348 1.3 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.0

Hospital and related services

2.169 3.3 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.2

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.862 3.4 0.3 -0.1 0.3 0.2

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

  3.2 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2

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

  2.9 0.4 -0.3 0.0 0.1

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

0.176 3.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.3

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

0.131 1.3 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.749 1.7 0.6 0.1 -0.2 0.6

Transportation services

5.604 2.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 0.1

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.379 -1.6 0.6 0.0 -0.3 -0.2

Car and truck rental(2)

0.079 5.1 -8.8 1.8 -0.3 -3.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.161 1.4 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.056 0.7 0.0 0.2 -0.3 0.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.486 0.8 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.2

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.587 2.1 0.4 0.2 -0.2 0.4

Motor vehicle insurance

2.328 5.5 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.5

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.569 2.9 0.0 1.4 0.2 0.0

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

0.317 3.0 0.0 2.3 0.1 0.0

Parking and other fees(2)

0.234 2.8 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.0

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

  2.8 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.0

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

  1.5 -0.2 -0.2 0.1 -0.2

Public transportation

1.089 -2.9 -0.7 -3.2 -1.7 -0.1

Airline fare

0.669 -6.0 -1.0 -5.6 -3.1 -0.1

Other intercity transportation

0.156 3.5 -0.8 2.5 2.3 -0.2

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

           

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

  0.4 -3.0 2.2 -4.4 -3.0

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  5.5 0.2 3.8 1.3 0.2

Intracity transportation(1)

0.261 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

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

  2.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0

Recreation services(9)

3.778 2.3 -0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Video and audio services(9)

1.556 1.5 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.1

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.464 1.4 0.0 0.1 -0.2 0.1

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

0.091 3.5 1.0 0.9 1.9 1.0

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

  2.1 2.3 1.2 3.8 2.3

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

  3.9 0.0 0.1 -0.8 0.0

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.406 4.1 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.3

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  3.1 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.3

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  4.3 0.1 0.2 0.7 0.2

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.060 0.6 1.2 0.9 -0.5 1.2

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  -1.9 0.0 0.2 -0.6 0.0

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  3.6 2.5 1.6 -0.2 2.5

Other recreation services(2)

1.755 2.8 -0.5 0.2 0.0 -0.5

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

0.609 1.8 -0.2 0.5 -0.6 -0.2

Admissions(1)

0.658 3.4 -1.2 -0.1 0.4 -1.2

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

  2.0 -0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.3

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

  7.8 -1.8 -0.9 1.4 -1.8

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.211 2.9 1.0 0.0 0.3 1.0

Education and communication services(9)

6.414 0.8 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.3

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.155 3.8 1.0 0.0 -0.1 0.3

College tuition and fees

1.868 3.7 1.0 0.0 -0.2 0.3

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.380 3.6 1.0 0.1 0.0 0.3

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.738 4.2 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.1

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.039 1.4 0.2 0.2 -0.2 0.1

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.142 0.0 -0.1 0.5 0.3 0.4

Postage(1)

0.128 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.4

Delivery services(2)

0.014 -0.1 -0.5 1.5 -0.2 -0.1

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.424 -1.8 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.3

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.580 -3.8 0.4 0.3 0.9 0.4

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.843 2.4 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Internet services and electronic information providers(2)

0.681 -2.5 0.5 -1.1 -0.9 0.6

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.768 2.9 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.3

Personal care services(1)

0.640 3.0 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.3

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

0.640 3.0 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.3

Miscellaneous personal services

1.129 2.9 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.4

Legal services(6)

0.317 2.6 0.9 0.4 0.4 0.9

Funeral expenses(1)(6)

0.174 2.7 0.1 0.2 0.8 0.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.277 2.4 0.2 -0.2 0.1 0.2

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

0.033 3.0 1.2 -0.4 0.2 1.2

Financial services(1)(6)

0.232 3.9 -0.5 -0.5 0.0 -0.5

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

  1.2 -0.8 -0.7 -0.1 -0.8

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

  5.1 0.0 -0.6 0.0 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, September 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Aug.
2015
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Sep.
2014
Aug.
2015
Sep.
2015
Sep.
2014-
Sep.
2015
Aug.
2015-
Sep.
2015
Jun.
2015-
Jul.
2015
Jul.
2015-
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2015-
Sep.
2015

All items less food

85.856 237.017 236.868 236.287 -0.3 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.2

All items less shelter

67.005 227.361 224.632 223.824 -1.6 -0.4 0.0 -0.2 -0.4

All items less food and shelter

52.861 222.712 218.626 217.403 -2.4 -0.6 0.0 -0.3 -0.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.818 220.472 221.897 222.600 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1

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

43.152 224.646 226.169 227.051 1.1 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1

All items less medical care

92.280 228.397 228.267 227.849 -0.2 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.2

All items less energy

91.958 239.038 242.722 243.466 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2

Commodities

37.571 189.027 183.137 181.868 -3.8 -0.7 0.1 -0.4 -0.8

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.546 147.612 146.033 147.011 -0.4 0.7 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Commodities less food

23.427 163.070 153.986 151.914 -6.8 -1.3 0.0 -0.8 -1.5

Commodities less food and beverages

22.425 160.318 150.972 148.851 -7.2 -1.4 0.0 -0.9 -1.6

Services

62.429 286.632 292.861 293.351 2.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.806 312.580 316.841 317.052 1.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

Services less medical care services

56.487 273.002 278.956 279.393 2.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Durables

8.874 110.047 109.187 108.948 -1.0 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 0.1

Nondurables

28.697 228.554 219.833 217.988 -4.6 -0.8 0.1 -0.5 -1.3

Nondurables less food

14.553 213.553 195.892 191.911 -10.1 -2.0 0.1 -1.2 -2.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.551 211.968 193.175 188.960 -10.9 -2.2 0.1 -1.3 -2.9

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.241 267.652 240.318 230.889 -13.7 -3.9 0.1 -1.9 -3.8

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.243 263.683 239.049 230.504 -12.6 -3.6 0.1 -1.7 -3.5

Housing

42.375 234.675 239.298 239.651 2.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3

Education and communication(2)

7.003 138.474 138.291 139.092 0.4 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.3

Education(2)

3.359 235.378 242.076 244.351 3.8 0.9 0.1 -0.1 0.3

Communication(2)

3.644 82.071 79.832 80.028 -2.5 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.3

Information and information processing(2)

3.501 78.219 75.999 76.195 -2.6 0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.3

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.078 8.295 7.909 7.929 -4.4 0.3 -0.8 -0.8 0.4

Recreation(2)

5.725 115.286 116.084 116.024 0.6 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Video and audio(2)

1.830 99.276 99.254 99.289 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.1

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.044 166.172 167.187 167.930 1.1 0.4 -0.6 0.2 0.5

Photography(2)

0.117 78.679 75.204 75.550 -4.0 0.5 1.0 -0.8 0.5

Food and beverages

15.146 244.260 247.196 248.090 1.6 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.4

Domestically produced farm food

6.995 250.277 251.558 252.470 0.9 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.4

Other services

11.961 335.967 340.310 341.386 1.6 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2

Apparel less footwear

2.590 123.430 117.033 121.444 -1.6 3.8 0.2 0.3 -0.1

Fuels and utilities

5.256 238.285 233.847 232.417 -2.5 -0.6 -0.6 0.3 -0.2

Household energy

4.015 205.878 198.260 196.580 -4.5 -0.8 -0.8 0.2 -0.5

Medical care

7.720 436.575 446.536 447.289 2.5 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2

Transportation

15.336 216.383 203.377 197.593 -8.7 -2.8 0.0 -1.3 -2.3

Private transportation

14.247 211.998 198.657 192.689 -9.1 -3.0 0.3 -1.2 -2.5

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.736 100.937 101.318 100.702 -0.2 -0.6 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2

Utilities and public transportation

10.046 218.044 216.192 215.521 -1.2 -0.3 -0.5 0.2 0.0

Household furnishings and operations

4.124 122.580 122.120 122.406 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.3 0.3

Other goods and services

3.384 409.059 415.576 416.340 1.8 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2

Personal care

2.659 218.563 220.752 221.315 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3

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, September 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Sep. 2015 from: Percent change to Aug. 2015 from:
Sep.
2014
Jul.
2015
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2014
Jun.
2015
Jul.
2015

U.S. city average

M

0.0 -0.3 -0.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

-0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.3 0.0 0.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.1

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

M

-1.1 -0.7 -0.3 -0.8 -0.5 -0.4

Midwest urban

M

-0.8 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1 0.0

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

-0.6 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 0.1 0.1

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

M

-1.0 -0.4 -0.2 -0.5 -0.4 -0.2

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

-0.9 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 0.3 0.0

South urban

M

-0.4 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.3 -0.3 -0.1

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

M

-0.6 -0.5 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

-1.3 -0.7 -0.3 -1.0 -0.7 -0.3

West urban

M

1.0 -0.3 -0.2 1.3 0.2 -0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.3 -0.4 -0.2 1.6 0.3 -0.2

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

M

0.0 -0.3 -0.2 0.3 -0.3 -0.1

Size classes

A(4)

M

0.4 -0.2 -0.1 0.6 0.0 -0.1

B/C(3)

M

-0.6 -0.5 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2

D

M

-0.3 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

-0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.1 0.3 0.4

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

0.7 -0.7 -0.4 1.1 0.4 -0.3

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

M

0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.1

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

1

0.3 -0.1        

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

-0.4 -1.4        

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

-0.9 -0.5        

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

1

0.5 0.5        

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, September 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

September 2015

-0.3 -0.2 -0.5 0.0

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, September 2015, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Aug.
2015
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Aug. 2015-
Sep. 2015
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Aug. 2015-
Sep. 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 -0.2   0.04 S-Jan. 2015 -0.7

Food

14.144 0.4 0.054 0.08 L-May 2014 0.4

Food at home

8.313 0.3 0.023 0.12 - -

Cereals and bakery products

1.139 -0.2 -0.003 0.27 S-Apr. 2015 -0.3

Cereals and cereal products

0.372 -0.8 -0.003 0.44 S-Feb. 2014 -0.9

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 1.2 0.001 0.64 L-Jan. 2015 2.1

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.194 -1.7 -0.003 0.71 S-Sep. 2012 -1.9

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.130 -1.9 -0.002 0.67 S-Sep. 2009 -1.9

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  -1.8   0.83 S-Aug. 2014 -2.3

Bakery products

0.767 0.1 0.001 0.31 L-Jul. 2015 0.7

Bread(5)

0.226 0.8 0.002 0.57 L-Jun. 2015 1.3

White bread(4)(6)

  1.4   0.81 L-Dec. 2014 1.4

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  0.2   0.88 S-Jul. 2015 -0.5

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

0.115 0.0 0.000 0.69 L-Jul. 2015 1.2

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.189 -0.5 -0.001 0.64 S-Apr. 2015 -1.6

Cookies(4)(6)

  -1.0   0.97 S-Apr. 2015 -2.4

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  0.3   0.86 S-Jul. 2015 0.1

Other bakery products

0.236 -0.1 0.000 0.66 L-Jul. 2015 1.4

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

  -0.4   0.84 S-May 2015 -1.5

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  -0.8   1.25 S-May 2015 -0.9

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

  -1.1   0.88 S-May 2015 -1.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.004 -0.3 -0.006 0.22 S-May 2015 -0.5

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.842 -0.3 -0.005 0.24 S-May 2015 -0.7

Meats

1.202 0.1 0.001 0.27 L-Jul. 2015 0.1

Beef and veal(4)

0.580 -0.6 -0.004 0.40 - -

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.232 -0.5 -0.001 0.55 L-Jun. 2015 0.2

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.083 -1.3 -0.001 0.87 S-Jan. 2014 -1.9

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.213 -0.6 -0.001 0.70 S-Jan. 2015 -0.7

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.052 -0.3 0.000 0.81 L-Jul. 2015 0.5

Pork

0.352 0.9 0.003 0.47 L-Aug. 2014 1.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.135 1.5 0.002 0.76 L-May 2014 3.2

Bacon and related products(6)

  3.5   0.95 L-May 2014 4.2

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  -1.1   0.94 S-May 2015 -1.5

Ham

0.073 0.0 0.000 0.91 L-Feb. 2015 0.4

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  -0.3   1.16 L-Feb. 2015 -0.1

Pork chops

0.059 1.0 0.001 1.17 L-Jul. 2015 2.1

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.086 0.3 0.000 1.01 S-Jul. 2015 -0.2

Other meats

0.270 0.5 0.001 0.48 L-Jul. 2015 0.7

Frankfurters(6)

  3.3   1.56 L-Dec. 2014 3.5

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

  0.5   0.62 L-Jul. 2015 0.8

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  -1.5   1.72 S-May 2015 -3.0

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

  -0.5   2.54 S-May 2015 -3.0

Poultry

0.355 -1.0 -0.003 0.63 S-May 2015 -1.5

Chicken(4)(5)

0.286 -0.9 -0.003 0.76 S-May 2015 -2.4

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  -3.0   1.42 S-May 2012 -4.8

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  0.0   0.72 L-Jun. 2015 1.7

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.069 -1.7 -0.001 0.78 S-Nov. 2010 -1.8

Fish and seafood(4)

0.285 -0.8 -0.002 0.54 S-Jun. 2015 -0.9

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.146 -0.8 -0.001 0.87 S-Jul. 2015 -1.2

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.139 -1.1 -0.002 0.53 S-May 2015 -1.6

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  0.0   0.88 L-Jul. 2015 1.6

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  -2.0   0.75 S-May 2013 -2.0

Eggs

0.162 -0.6 -0.001 0.62 S-Apr. 2015 -3.0

Dairy and related products(4)

0.850 0.7 0.006 0.26 L-Jul. 2015 0.8

Milk(4)(5)

0.257 0.6 0.001 0.33 L-Jul. 2015 1.4

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

  0.6   0.53 L-Jul. 2015 1.6

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

  0.2   0.45 L-Jul. 2015 1.4

Cheese and related products

0.273 0.6 0.002 0.46 L-Jul. 2015 1.1

Ice cream and related products

0.119 0.0 0.000 0.83 S-May 2015 -2.0

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.201 0.2 0.000 0.57 S-Jul. 2015 0.2

Fruits and vegetables

1.331 0.7 0.010 0.37 S-Jul. 2015 0.3

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.022 0.9 0.010 0.46 S-Jul. 2015 0.2

Fresh fruits

0.552 0.9 0.005 0.64 S-Jun. 2015 -0.6

Apples

0.087 2.8 0.002 1.11 L-Feb. 2014 3.5

Bananas

0.086 -0.7 -0.001 0.62 S-Jun. 2015 -1.4

Citrus fruits(5)

0.166 0.4 0.001 1.44 L-Jul. 2015 0.8

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  0.3   1.41 L-Jul. 2015 1.0

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.213 0.9 0.002 1.08 S-Jun. 2015 -0.8

Fresh vegetables

0.470 1.0 0.005 0.59 S-Jul. 2015 -0.8

Potatoes

0.082 1.2 0.001 1.14 L-May 2015 2.4

Lettuce

0.066 4.7 0.003 1.44 L-Jan. 2015 5.0

Tomatoes(4)

0.082 2.3 0.002 1.42 L-Dec. 2014 9.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.241 0.6 0.001 0.74 S-Jul. 2015 -1.4

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.308 0.0 0.000 0.49 S-Jun. 2015 -0.4

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.161 0.0 0.000 0.76 L-Jul. 2015 1.1

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  1.7   0.86 L-Nov. 2012 2.6

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  -0.8   1.02 S-May 2015 -0.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.089 -0.1 0.000 0.86 S-Jul. 2015 -0.1

Frozen vegetables(6)

  -0.4   1.07 S-Jun. 2015 -1.0

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.058 -0.1 0.000 0.73 L-Jul. 2015 0.5

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

  -1.0   0.79 S-Mar. 2015 -1.6

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.947 -0.1 -0.001 0.34 S-May 2015 -0.2

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.691 0.2 0.001 0.43 S-Jul. 2015 0.2

Carbonated drinks

0.286 -0.3 -0.001 0.68 S-Mar. 2015 -0.8

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 0.2 0.000 0.64 S-Jun. 2015 -0.4

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.392 0.5 0.002 0.61 L-Apr. 2015 0.9

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.256 -0.8 -0.002 0.44 S-May 2015 -0.9

Coffee

0.158 -0.6 -0.001 0.59 S-Jun. 2015 -0.9

Roasted coffee(6)

  -0.2   0.64 L-Jul. 2015 1.0

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  -0.9   1.03 L-Jul. 2015 0.3

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.097 -1.4 -0.001 0.62 S-May 2012 -1.5

Other food at home

2.042 0.8 0.016 0.23 L-Mar. 2011 0.9

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.304 0.5 0.001 0.58 L-Jul. 2015 0.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 -0.3 0.000 0.62 S-Oct. 2014 -1.9

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.187 0.8 0.001 0.89 L-May 2015 1.6

Other sweets(5)

0.060 -0.3 0.000 0.63 S-Mar. 2015 -0.8

Fats and oils

0.241 0.4 0.001 0.42 S-Jul. 2015 -0.6

Butter and margarine(5)

0.075 0.8 0.001 0.65 S-Jul. 2015 -0.1

Butter(6)

  2.2   0.92 L-Oct. 2014 5.3

Margarine(6)

  -0.5   1.02 S-Jul. 2015 -1.3

Salad dressing(5)

0.061 0.2 0.000 0.82 L-May 2015 1.1

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.106 -0.3 0.000 0.62 S-Jul. 2015 -0.8

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  1.2   1.00 L-Apr. 2012 2.3

Other foods

1.498 0.9 0.014 0.28 L-Apr. 2008 1.6

Soups

0.099 1.6 0.002 1.02 L-Jun. 2015 1.7

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.280 1.0 0.003 0.63 L-Nov. 2014 1.2

Snacks(4)

0.332 0.3 0.001 0.66 - -

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.300 1.3 0.004 0.59 L-Jun. 2015 1.4

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

  -0.5   0.93 S-Jul. 2015 -0.7

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

  2.5   1.56 L-Jul. 2015 3.8

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  2.9   0.87 L-Nov. 2010 3.4

Other condiments(6)

  2.8   0.97 L-May 2014 4.2

Baby food(4)(5)

0.054 1.0 0.001 0.38 L-Feb. 2014 1.2

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.433 0.3 0.001 0.51 L-Jul. 2015 0.5

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  2.1   0.55 L-Jun. 2013 2.4

Food away from home(4)

5.831 0.5 0.031 0.06 L-Oct. 2008 0.5

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.826 0.2 0.007 0.07 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.415 0.4 0.009 0.10 L-Nov. 2014 0.5

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.202 6.7 0.014 0.16 L-EVER -

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

  7.2   0.08 L-EVER -

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

0.064 0.2 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

8.042 -4.7 -0.372 0.15 S-Jan. 2015 -9.7

Energy commodities

4.215 -8.6 -0.357 0.12 S-Jan. 2015 -18.0

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.187 -1.4 -0.003 0.53 L-Mar. 2015 3.2

Fuel oil(4)

0.107 -2.4 -0.003 0.37 L-Jun. 2015 -1.9

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

0.080 -1.1 -0.001 0.78 S-Jul. 2015 -2.2

Motor fuel

4.028 -8.9 -0.354 0.12 S-Jan. 2015 -18.6

Gasoline (all types)

3.969 -9.0 -0.350 0.12 S-Jan. 2015 -18.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  -9.3   0.38 S-Jan. 2015 -19.1

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  -8.1   0.36 S-Jan. 2015 -18.1

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  -8.1   0.31 S-Jan. 2015 -16.4

Other motor fuels(5)

0.059 -6.2 -0.004 0.12 S-Jan. 2015 -13.5

Energy services(11)

3.828 -0.4 -0.016 0.28 S-Jul. 2015 -0.6

Electricity(11)

3.060 -0.5 -0.013 0.35 S-May 2015 -1.2

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.768 -0.3 -0.002 0.28 S-Jul. 2015 -1.4

All items less food and energy

77.814 0.2 0.165 0.04 L-Jun. 2015 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.213 0.0 0.005 0.09 L-Apr. 2015 0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.266 0.4 0.013 0.16 L-Apr. 2015 0.5

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

0.258 0.3 0.001 0.56 L-Jun. 2015 0.7

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.046 -0.7 0.000 0.41 L-Jul. 2015 0.0

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.049 0.2 0.000 0.50 L-Apr. 2015 2.5

Other linens(4)(5)

0.163 0.6 0.001 0.83 L-Jun. 2015 1.4

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.748 0.5 0.004 0.31 L-Apr. 2015 1.3

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.261 0.5 0.001 0.47 L-Apr. 2015 1.7

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

0.351 0.4 0.001 0.50 L-Apr. 2015 1.6

Other furniture(5)

0.126 1.9 0.002 0.61 L-Jul. 2012 4.2

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

           

Appliances(5)

0.263 0.0 0.000 0.46 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Major appliances(5)

0.142 0.9 0.001 0.67 L-Nov. 2012 1.0

Laundry equipment(6)

  1.3   0.95 L-Nov. 2012 1.3

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.117 -0.9 -0.001 0.66 L-Jul. 2015 0.0

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.468 1.3 0.006 0.51 L-Jan. 2008 1.6

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.248 0.4 0.001 0.88 L-Jan. 2015 0.7

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.104 2.4 0.003 0.50 L-Feb. 2001 2.4

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.044 1.0 0.000 1.23 S-Jul. 2015 0.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.072 -0.6 0.000 0.42 S-Jun. 2015 -0.6

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.696 0.3 0.002 0.25 L-Oct. 2014 0.6

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.185 -0.1 0.000 0.39 L-May 2015 -0.1

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.361 0.8 0.003 0.32 L-Aug. 2011 0.9

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.833 0.0 0.000 0.26 L-Jul. 2015 0.0

Household cleaning products(5)

0.330 0.2 0.001 0.45 L-Jul. 2015 0.4

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.244 0.3 0.001 0.43 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.260 -0.6 -0.002 0.41 S-Nov. 2014 -0.8

Apparel

3.310 -0.3 -0.010 0.41 S-May 2015 -0.5

Men's and boys' apparel

0.827 1.2 0.010 0.74 L-Feb. 2015 2.2

Men's apparel

0.657 2.1 0.014 0.80 L-Feb. 2015 3.2

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.111 -3.9 -0.004 2.00 S-Apr. 2015 -4.5

Men's furnishings

0.184 -1.3 -0.002 0.89 S-Jul. 2015 -1.7

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.186 8.7 0.016 1.56 L-EVER -

Men's pants and shorts

0.169 1.6 0.003 1.57 L-Feb. 2014 1.9

Boys' apparel

0.170 0.1 0.000 1.48 L-May 2015 0.2

Women's and girls' apparel

1.408 -0.9 -0.013 0.73 S-Dec. 2014 -1.6

Women's apparel

1.188 -0.4 -0.005 0.78 S-May 2015 -0.8

Women's outerwear

0.105 -2.4 -0.003 2.43 L-Jul. 2015 2.5

Women's dresses

0.150 -2.9 -0.005 2.38 S-May 2015 -2.9

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.547 -1.4 -0.008 0.97 S-Nov. 2014 -1.6

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

0.376 2.1 0.008 0.92 L-Dec. 2011 2.2

Girls' apparel

0.220 -3.7 -0.008 1.83 S-Feb. 2013 -5.9

Footwear

0.720 -0.9 -0.007 0.73 S-Jul. 2006 -1.0

Men's footwear(4)

0.218 -0.8 -0.002 1.07 S-Jun. 2015 -1.8

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.173 -2.3 -0.004 1.10 S-Nov. 2010 -3.1

Women's footwear

0.328 -0.1 0.000 1.17 S-May 2015 -2.5

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.139 0.1 0.000 0.98 S-May 2015 0.0

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.216 0.0 0.000 0.78 L-Jul. 2015 1.1

Watches(4)(9)

0.047 -1.6 -0.001 0.87 S-Nov. 2014 -2.5

Jewelry(9)

0.169 1.3 0.002 0.96 L-Jul. 2015 1.3

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.704 -0.1 -0.005 0.09 - -

New vehicles

3.503 -0.1 -0.002 0.14 S-Jul. 2015 -0.2

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.12 S-Jul. 2015 -0.2

New cars(6)

  -0.2   0.14 S-Jul. 2015 -0.4

New trucks(14)(6)

  0.1   0.13 L-Jun. 2015 0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.666 -0.2 -0.004 0.01 L-Apr. 2015 0.6

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.425 0.5 0.002 0.21 L-Dec. 2011 0.8

Tires(4)

0.278 0.4 0.001 0.29 L-Dec. 2014 0.5

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.148 0.7 0.001 0.27 L-Aug. 2014 0.7

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

  0.8   0.24 L-Feb. 2015 0.8

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

  0.7   0.52 L-Apr. 2015 1.3

Medical care commodities

1.779 -0.2 -0.003 0.21 S-Jan. 2015 -0.3

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.705 -0.2 -0.003 0.22 S-Mar. 2014 -0.2

Prescription drugs

1.361 -0.1 -0.001 0.24 S-Jan. 2015 -0.2

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.344 0.1 0.000 0.47 L-Jul. 2015 0.7

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.074 -0.2 0.000 0.39 S-Jul. 2015 -0.4

Recreation commodities(12)

1.947 0.3 0.007 0.17 L-Feb. 2011 0.3

Video and audio products(12)

0.274 -0.1 0.000 0.35 L-Jun. 2015 0.1

Televisions

0.122 -1.1 -0.001 0.60 L-Jun. 2015 0.4

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.029 1.8 0.001 0.78 L-Jan. 2015 2.0

Audio equipment

0.065 0.5 0.000 0.55 L-Feb. 2014 0.7

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

0.042 0.6 0.000 0.62 L-May 2015 0.8

Pets and pet products(4)

0.638 0.6 0.004 0.30 L-Sep. 2014 0.9

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  0.7   0.33 L-Mar. 2013 0.7

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

  0.5   0.43 L-Oct. 2014 0.7

Sporting goods(4)

0.396 0.1 0.000 0.31 L-Jul. 2015 0.8

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.183 -0.7 -0.001 0.43 S-May 2014 -2.2

Sports equipment

0.207 0.5 0.001 0.44 L-Jul. 2015 1.1

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.056 -0.4 0.000 0.96 L-Jul. 2015 1.0

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

  -2.4   0.64 S-EVER -

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  -0.1   1.06 L-Jul. 2015 1.3

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.219 0.7 0.002 0.48 L-May 2015 0.9

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.123 0.2 0.000 0.68 L-Jul. 2015 1.2

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.094 1.4 0.001 0.59 L-Jun. 2008 1.5

Other recreational goods(5)

0.365 0.4 0.001 0.48 L-Feb. 2014 0.5

Toys

0.263 0.6 0.001 0.59 L-Jan. 2009 0.9

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

  0.7   0.68 L-Apr. 2015 1.0

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

0.049 0.2 0.000 1.32 L-Jul. 2015 1.1

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.041 -0.5 0.000 0.42 L-Jul. 2015 1.9

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.589 0.1 0.001 0.30 L-Apr. 2014 0.1

Educational books and supplies

0.205 0.3 0.001 0.45 L-Jul. 2015 0.7

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  0.7   0.41 S-Jul. 2015 0.7

Information technology commodities(12)

0.385 0.1 0.000 0.40 L-Dec. 2013 0.3

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.257 0.8 0.002 0.49 L-Dec. 2013 1.2

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.067 0.4 0.000 0.82 S-Jul. 2015 -1.5

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

0.061 -3.2 -0.002 0.84 S-Aug. 2000 -3.3

Alcoholic beverages

1.002 0.1 0.001 0.16 - -

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.586 0.0 0.000 0.23 S-Jul. 2015 0.0

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 0.2 0.001 0.28 L-Jun. 2015 0.3

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.072 -0.5 0.000 0.39 S-Jun. 2015 -1.2

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

  -1.0   0.40 S-Jun. 2015 -1.2

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(6)

  0.4   0.55 L-Nov. 2014 0.6

Wine at home

0.245 -0.2 0.000 0.44 S-Jun. 2015 -0.8

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.416 0.1 0.000 0.18 L-May 2015 0.4

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

  0.2   0.15 L-Apr. 2015 0.3

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

  -0.1   0.24 S-Jun. 2015 -0.2

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

  0.5   0.20 L-May 2015 0.8

Other goods(12)

1.616 0.1 0.001 0.18 - -

Tobacco and smoking products

0.725 -0.1 0.000 0.16 S-Jan. 2015 -0.2

Cigarettes(5)

0.668 0.0 0.000 0.17 S-Jul. 2015 0.0

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.050 -0.7 0.000 0.53 S-Mar. 2015 -1.1

Personal care products(4)

0.709 0.3 0.002 0.31 L-Jan. 2015 1.2

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

0.363 0.3 0.001 0.46 L-Feb. 2015 0.6

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

0.338 0.4 0.001 0.40 L-Jan. 2015 1.2

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.182 -0.4 -0.001 0.44 S-Jul. 2015 -0.6

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  0.1   0.54 S-Jul. 2015 -0.9

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

  -0.1   0.51 S-Jul. 2015 -0.3

Services less energy services

58.601 0.3 0.161 0.04 L-Jun. 2015 0.3

Shelter

32.995 0.3 0.110 0.06 L-Jul. 2015 0.4

Rent of shelter(16)

32.622 0.3 0.109 0.06 L-Jul. 2015 0.3

Rent of primary residence(11)

7.209 0.4 0.029 0.04 L-Jun. 2015 0.4

Lodging away from home(5)

0.943 0.8 0.007 1.89 L-Jul. 2015 2.5

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

0.172 0.4 0.001 0.04 L-Jul. 2015 0.6

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.771 0.8 0.006 2.30 L-Jul. 2015 3.0

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

24.470 0.3 0.074 0.03 L-Jul. 2015 0.3

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

23.041 0.3 0.069 0.03 L-Jul. 2015 0.3

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.373 0.1 0.000 0.31 L-Jul. 2015 0.3

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.241 0.5 0.006 0.13 S-Jul. 2015 0.1

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.965 0.6 0.006 0.16 S-Jul. 2015 0.1

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.276 0.2 0.001 0.17 S-Jul. 2015 0.1

Household operations(4)(5)

0.858 -0.1 -0.001 0.14 S-Dec. 2014 -0.3

Domestic services(4)(5)

           

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.281 0.0 0.000 0.09 S-Jul. 2015 0.0

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.126 0.3 0.000 0.59 S-Mar. 2015 -0.2

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.066 0.2 0.000 0.12 L-Jun. 2015 1.6

Medical care services

5.941 0.3 0.017 0.08 L-Apr. 2015 0.9

Professional services

3.024 0.2 0.007 0.10 L-Jul. 2015 0.3

Physicians' services(11)

1.587 0.3 0.005 0.13 L-Apr. 2015 0.5

Dental services(11)

0.811 0.1 0.001 0.11 - -

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.277 0.4 0.001 0.38 L-May 2015 0.6

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.348 0.0 0.000 0.14 S-Jun. 2015 -0.1

Hospital and related services

2.169 0.2 0.005 0.11 S-Jul. 2015 0.0

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.862 0.2 0.004 0.12 S-Jul. 2015 -0.1

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

  0.2   0.21 S-Jun. 2015 -1.3

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

  0.1   0.20 L-May 2015 0.6

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

0.176 0.3 0.000 0.10 S-Jul. 2015 0.1

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

0.131 0.2 0.000 0.10 L-Jun. 2015 0.2

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.749 0.6 0.005 0.08 L-Apr. 2015 0.8

Transportation services

5.604 0.1 0.008 0.14 L-Jun. 2015 0.4

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.379 -0.2 -0.001 0.31 L-Jul. 2015 0.0

Car and truck rental(5)

0.079 -3.3 -0.002 1.50 S-Feb. 2015 -3.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.161 0.1 0.001 0.17 L-Jul. 2015 0.1

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.056 0.0 0.000 0.14 L-Jul. 2015 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.486 -0.2 -0.001 0.20 S-Jul. 2015 -0.2

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.587 0.4 0.002 0.27 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Motor vehicle insurance

2.328 0.5 0.011 0.23 L-Jul. 2015 0.6

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.569 0.0 0.000 0.11 S-Jun. 2015 -0.1

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

0.317 0.0 0.000 0.08 S-Jun. 2015 0.0

Parking and other fees(5)

0.234 0.0 0.000 0.18 S-Jun. 2015 0.0

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

  0.0   0.24 S-Jun. 2015 -0.2

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

  -0.2   0.17 S-Jul. 2015 -0.2

Public transportation

1.089 -0.1 -0.001 0.36 L-Jun. 2015 1.4

Airline fare

0.669 -0.1 -0.001 0.51 L-Jun. 2015 2.0

Other intercity transportation

0.156 -0.2 0.000 0.67 S-Jun. 2015 -0.6

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

           

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

  -3.0   1.12 L-Jul. 2015 2.2

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.79 S-May 2015 -1.2

Intracity transportation(4)

0.261 0.0 0.000 0.06 S-Jul. 2015 0.0

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

  0.0   0.08 S-May 2015 0.0

Recreation services(12)

3.778 -0.1 -0.006 0.16 S-Aug. 2014 -0.4

Video and audio services(12)

1.556 0.1 0.002 0.13 L-Jul. 2015 0.2

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.464 0.1 0.001 0.13 L-Jul. 2015 0.1

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

0.091 1.0 0.001 0.90 S-Jul. 2015 0.9

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

  2.3   1.27 S-Jul. 2015 1.2

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

  0.0   0.29 L-Jul. 2015 0.1

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.406 0.3 0.001 0.11 S-Jul. 2015 0.2

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  0.3   0.12 S-Jul. 2015 0.2

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.2   0.12 S-Jul. 2015 0.2

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.060 1.2 0.001 0.39 L-May 2010 1.3

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.14 L-Jul. 2015 0.2

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  2.5   0.57 L-Jan. 2009 2.7

Other recreation services(5)

1.755 -0.5 -0.010 0.33 S-Aug. 2014 -0.5

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

0.609 -0.2 -0.001 0.45 L-Jul. 2015 0.5

Admissions(4)

0.658 -1.2 -0.008 0.55 S-Nov. 2011 -1.2

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

  -0.3   0.52 S-Jun. 2015 -0.3

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

  -1.8   0.66 S-Apr. 2006 -3.9

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.211 1.0 0.002 0.18 L-Nov. 2012 1.2

Education and communication services(12)

6.414 0.3 0.020 0.07 L-Jun. 2015 0.3

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.155 0.3 0.008 0.08 L-Jun. 2015 0.6

College tuition and fees

1.868 0.3 0.005 0.12 L-Jun. 2015 0.5

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.380 0.3 0.001 0.07 L-Jun. 2015 0.3

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.738 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-Dec. 2014 0.1

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.039 0.1 0.000 0.10 L-Jul. 2015 0.2

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.142 0.4 0.001 0.02 L-Jul. 2015 0.5

Postage(4)

0.128 0.4 0.001 0.00 - -

Delivery services(5)

0.014 -0.1 0.000 0.18 L-Jul. 2015 1.5

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.424 0.3 0.006 0.10 S-Jul. 2015 0.2

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.580 0.4 0.006 0.12 S-Jul. 2015 0.3

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.843 0.1 0.001 0.13 S-Jul. 2015 0.1

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.681 0.6 0.004 0.26 L-Sep. 2013 0.6

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.768 0.3 0.005 0.08 L-Jun. 2015 0.9

Personal care services(4)

0.640 0.3 0.002 0.11 L-Jun. 2015 1.6

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

0.640 0.3 0.002 0.11 L-Jun. 2015 1.6

Miscellaneous personal services

1.129 0.4 0.005 0.10 L-Jun. 2015 0.5

Legal services(9)

0.317 0.9 0.003 0.15 L-Feb. 2013 1.2

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.174 0.1 0.000 0.12 S-Jun. 2015 0.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.277 0.2 0.001 0.11 L-Jun. 2015 0.8

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

0.033 1.2 0.000 0.17 L-Jan. 2013 1.4

Financial services(4)(9)

0.232 -0.5 -0.001 0.28 S-Jul. 2015 -0.5

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

  -0.8   0.02 S-Apr. 2012 -1.1

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

  0.0   0.39 - -

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.856 -0.2 -0.208 0.04 S-Jan. 2015 -0.8

All items less shelter

67.005 -0.4 -0.263 0.04 S-Jan. 2015 -1.1

All items less food and shelter

52.861 -0.6 -0.317 0.05 S-Jan. 2015 -1.4

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.818 0.1 0.055 0.05 L-Jun. 2015 0.1

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

43.152 0.1 0.059 0.05 L-Jun. 2015 0.1

All items less medical care

92.280 -0.2 -0.167 0.04 S-Jan. 2015 -0.7

All items less energy

91.958 0.2 0.219 0.03 L-Jun. 2015 0.2

Commodities

37.571 -0.8 -0.298 0.06 S-Jan. 2015 -2.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.546 0.0 0.008 0.10 - -

Commodities less food

23.427 -1.5 -0.352 0.07 S-Jan. 2015 -3.5

Commodities less food and beverages

22.425 -1.6 -0.353 0.08 S-Jan. 2015 -3.6

Services

62.429 0.2 0.145 0.05 L-Jul. 2015 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(16)

29.806 0.1 0.034 0.07 - -

Services less medical care services

56.487 0.2 0.130 0.05 - -

Durables

8.874 0.1 0.010 0.08 L-Apr. 2015 0.3

Nondurables

28.697 -1.3 -0.358 0.07 S-Jan. 2015 -2.9

Nondurables less food

14.553 -2.7 -0.391 0.11 S-Jan. 2015 -5.6

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.551 -2.9 -0.392 0.11 S-Jan. 2015 -6.0

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.241 -3.8 -0.390 0.08 S-Jan. 2015 -7.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.243 -3.5 -0.391 0.07 S-Jan. 2015 -7.2

Housing

42.375 0.3 0.111 0.06 L-May 2014 0.3

Education and communication(5)

7.003 0.3 0.020 0.07 L-Jan. 2013 0.4

Education(5)

3.359 0.3 0.009 0.08 L-Jun. 2015 0.5

Communication(5)

3.644 0.3 0.011 0.10 L-Sep. 2013 0.3

Information and information processing(5)

3.501 0.3 0.011 0.10 L-Jan. 2012 0.3

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.078 0.4 0.004 0.23 L-Mar. 2013 0.5

Recreation(5)

5.725 0.0 0.001 0.12 L-Jul. 2015 0.0

Video and audio(5)

1.830 0.1 0.002 0.14 L-Jun. 2015 0.1

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.044 0.5 0.005 0.20 L-May 2015 0.5

Photography(5)

0.117 0.5 0.001 0.54 L-Jul. 2015 1.0

Food and beverages

15.146 0.4 0.055 0.07 L-May 2014 0.4

Domestically produced farm food

6.995 0.4 0.025 0.13 L-Jun. 2015 0.5

Other services

11.961 0.2 0.021 0.07 L-Jun. 2015 0.4

Apparel less footwear

2.590 -0.1 -0.003 0.48 S-Jun. 2015 -0.1

Fuels and utilities

5.256 -0.2 -0.012 0.21 S-Jul. 2015 -0.6

Household energy

4.015 -0.5 -0.018 0.27 S-Jul. 2015 -0.8

Medical care

7.720 0.2 0.014 0.08 L-May 2015 0.2

Transportation

15.336 -2.3 -0.351 0.06 S-Jan. 2015 -5.0

Private transportation

14.247 -2.5 -0.350 0.07 S-Jan. 2015 -5.4

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.736 -0.2 -0.010 0.10 - -

Utilities and public transportation

10.046 0.0 -0.003 0.13 S-Jul. 2015 -0.5

Household furnishings and operations

4.124 0.3 0.013 0.13 L-Apr. 2015 0.5

Other goods and services

3.384 0.2 0.006 0.09 L-Jun. 2015 0.5

Personal care

2.659 0.3 0.007 0.11 L-Jun. 2015 0.4

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, September 2015, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Aug.
2015
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Sep. 2014-
Sep. 2015
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Sep. 2014-
Sep. 2015(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.0   0.08 S-May 2015 0.0

Food

14.144 1.6 0.229 0.13 - -

Food at home

8.313 0.8 0.064 0.18 - -

Cereals and bakery products

1.139 1.1 0.012 0.40 - -

Cereals and cereal products

0.372 -0.1 0.000 0.67 S-Dec. 2014 -0.3

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -1.1 -0.001 0.84 L-May 2015 -0.4

Breakfast cereal

0.194 0.3 0.000 1.05 S-Jul. 2015 0.2

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.130 -0.1 0.000 1.01 S-Dec. 2014 -2.1

Rice(4)(5)

  -3.7   1.28 S-Mar. 2010 -5.1

Bakery products

0.767 1.6 0.012 0.49 L-Jul. 2015 1.8

Bread(4)

0.226 1.4 0.003 0.84 L-Jun. 2015 2.2

White bread(5)

  1.9   1.17 L-Jul. 2015 2.4

Bread other than white(5)

  0.6   1.26 L-Jun. 2015 0.8

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.115 2.4 0.003 1.13 - -

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.189 2.4 0.004 1.20 S-Jul. 2015 2.4

Cookies(5)

  2.1   1.51 L-Jul. 2015 2.3

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  3.3   1.71 S-Jul. 2015 2.9

Other bakery products

0.236 0.8 0.002 1.03 - -

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  2.7   1.50 L-Jul. 2015 2.9

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  0.5   1.50 S-Jun. 2015 0.3

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

  -1.2   1.38 S-Jul. 2015 -1.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.004 0.9 0.018 0.38 S-May 2010 0.9

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.842 -1.3 -0.025 0.40 S-Mar. 2010 -1.9

Meats

1.202 -0.9 -0.011 0.51 S-Mar. 2010 -2.2

Beef and veal

0.580 2.3 0.013 0.70 S-Jan. 2014 1.8

Uncooked ground beef

0.232 1.0 0.002 0.99 S-Oct. 2013 0.9

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.083 1.6 0.001 1.52 S-Jan. 2014 1.4

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.213 3.6 0.007 1.31 S-Jan. 2014 1.6

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.052 3.7 0.002 1.35 S-Dec. 2013 2.2

Pork

0.352 -7.6 -0.029 0.81 L-Jul. 2015 -6.7

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.135 -6.4 -0.009 1.18 L-Apr. 2015 -5.7

Bacon and related products(5)

  -6.1   1.27 L-Mar. 2015 -3.0

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  -5.4   1.72 S-Jan. 2010 -5.9

Ham

0.073 -8.8 -0.007 1.93 S-Mar. 1984 -10.2

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  -11.1   1.91 S-Feb. 1984 -12.1

Pork chops

0.059 -7.5 -0.005 1.66 L-Jul. 2015 -2.7

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.086 -8.4 -0.008 1.74 S-Dec. 2009 -11.0

Other meats

0.270 2.1 0.006 0.88 S-Apr. 2014 1.7

Frankfurters(5)

  6.6   2.45 S-Jul. 2015 4.2

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  1.6   1.08 S-Mar. 2014 0.7

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  2.7   2.53 S-May 2015 1.3

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  1.1   4.22 S-May 2015 -3.1

Poultry

0.355 -1.7 -0.006 0.83 S-Apr. 2010 -1.8

Chicken(4)

0.286 -2.0 -0.006 0.94 S-Jun. 2010 -2.1

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  -4.6   1.98 S-Jun. 2010 -4.7

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  -1.4   1.18 L-Jul. 2015 -1.0

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.069 -0.7 0.000 1.61 S-Jan. 2015 -1.7

Fish and seafood

0.285 -2.8 -0.008 0.84 S-Feb. 2002 -3.6

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.146 -3.1 -0.005 1.49 S-Jul. 2015 -3.6

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.139 -2.4 -0.003 0.95 S-Jun. 2010 -2.6

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  1.7   1.25 S-Jul. 2015 1.0

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  -4.8   1.70 S-EVER -

Eggs

0.162 36.2 0.043 1.09 L-Oct. 2007 42.2

Dairy and related products

0.850 -2.3 -0.020 0.42 L-Jul. 2015 -1.6

Milk(4)

0.257 -7.4 -0.021 0.64 S-Dec. 2009 -10.6

Fresh whole milk(5)

  -9.1   1.04 S-Dec. 2009 -12.8

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  -6.3   0.89 S-Dec. 2009 -8.4

Cheese and related products

0.273 -1.6 -0.004 0.81 L-Jul. 2015 -0.9

Ice cream and related products

0.119 1.3 0.002 1.18 S-May 2015 1.2

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.201 1.5 0.003 0.81 L-Jun. 2015 2.1

Fruits and vegetables

1.331 0.7 0.010 0.60 L-Feb. 2015 1.1

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.022 0.4 0.004 0.73 L-Feb. 2015 1.2

Fresh fruits

0.552 -1.7 -0.010 1.01 - -

Apples

0.087 -4.9 -0.004 2.01 L-Feb. 2015 -3.2

Bananas

0.086 -0.6 -0.001 0.98 S-Jul. 2015 -0.9

Citrus fruits(4)

0.166 -0.8 -0.001 2.67 S-Jun. 2015 -2.3

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  1.5   2.41 S-Jun. 2015 0.2

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.213 -1.4 -0.003 1.57 S-Jul. 2015 -6.4

Fresh vegetables

0.470 3.0 0.014 0.92 L-Mar. 2015 3.1

Potatoes

0.082 0.3 0.000 1.93 L-Jul. 2014 1.3

Lettuce

0.066 3.3 0.002 2.31 L-May 2015 5.6

Tomatoes

0.082 5.0 0.004 1.99 L-Jan. 2015 9.6

Other fresh vegetables

0.241 3.2 0.008 1.33 L-Nov. 2013 3.5

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.308 1.8 0.005 0.64 L-Sep. 2012 2.3

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.161 2.3 0.004 1.05 L-Mar. 2014 3.3

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  4.7   1.33 L-Jul. 2013 5.2

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  1.0   1.44 L-Jul. 2015 1.9

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.089 0.5 0.000 1.18 S-Jul. 2015 -0.4

Frozen vegetables(5)

  -0.1   1.47 S-Jul. 2015 -1.2

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.058 2.2 0.001 1.17 S-Mar. 2015 -0.4

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

  1.8   2.10 S-Mar. 2014 1.0

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.947 1.2 0.011 0.45 S-Mar. 2015 1.2

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.691 1.8 0.012 0.53 L-Mar. 2012 2.0

Carbonated drinks

0.286 1.2 0.003 0.84 S-Jul. 2015 0.9

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 3.7 0.000 1.20 S-Jul. 2015 3.4

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.392 2.2 0.008 0.83 L-Apr. 2015 2.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.256 -0.5 -0.001 0.78 S-Jun. 2014 -1.3

Coffee

0.158 -0.4 -0.001 1.06 S-Jul. 2014 -1.5

Roasted coffee(5)

  0.8   1.22 S-Jul. 2014 -1.8

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  -4.2   1.65 S-Feb. 2014 -6.3

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.097 -0.6 -0.001 0.88 S-Jul. 2015 -0.6

Other food at home

2.042 1.6 0.033 0.34 L-Jun. 2015 1.8

Sugar and sweets

0.304 3.2 0.009 0.76 S-Apr. 2015 2.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 5.0 0.003 1.02 S-Jun. 2015 4.2

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.187 4.1 0.007 1.19 S-Apr. 2015 2.5

Other sweets(4)

0.060 -1.1 -0.001 0.96 S-Dec. 2013 -2.0

Fats and oils

0.241 -1.9 -0.005 0.66 - -

Butter and margarine(4)

0.075 -1.6 -0.001 1.16 S-Jul. 2015 -1.7

Butter(5)

  -2.2   1.61 S-Jan. 2013 -3.5

Margarine(5)

  -1.0   1.36 S-Jul. 2015 -1.1

Salad dressing(4)

0.061 -0.3 0.000 1.06 L-May 2015 0.6

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.106 -3.1 -0.003 1.06 S-Jul. 2015 -3.4

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  -3.4   1.50 L-Jun. 2015 -3.1

Other foods

1.498 1.9 0.028 0.40 L-Jun. 2015 2.0

Soups

0.099 1.1 0.001 1.38 L-Apr. 2015 1.1

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.280 1.0 0.003 0.91 L-Jun. 2015 1.9

Snacks

0.332 3.2 0.010 1.07 L-Jun. 2015 3.5

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.300 2.9 0.009 0.90 L-Jul. 2015 2.9

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

  4.1   1.35 S-May 2015 3.6

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  1.5   2.00 S-Apr. 2015 -1.1

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  3.0   1.34 L-Jun. 2015 4.1

Other condiments(5)

  4.1   1.74 L-Aug. 2013 6.5

Baby food(4)

0.054 0.1 0.000 0.77 L-Mar. 2015 0.6

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.433 1.3 0.005 0.70 L-May 2015 1.4

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  3.4   1.20 L-Apr. 2015 3.4

Food away from home

5.831 2.9 0.165 0.17 L-Jun. 2015 3.0

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.826 2.6 0.072 0.23 L-Jul. 2015 2.7

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.415 3.0 0.072 0.29 - -

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.202 4.3 0.009 0.64 L-Jul. 2013 5.8

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

  3.4   0.41 L-Aug. 2013 3.7

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.064 2.9 0.002 1.22 L-May 2015 3.0

Other food away from home(4)

0.325 3.6 0.011 0.44 S-May 2015 3.1

Energy

8.042 -18.4 -1.716 0.17 S-Apr. 2015 -19.4

Energy commodities

4.215 -29.5 -1.598 0.19 S-Apr. 2015 -31.2

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.187 -27.7 -0.071 0.81 S-Feb. 2015 -29.3

Fuel oil

0.107 -34.9 -0.056 0.82 S-Sep. 2009 -36.0

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.080 -15.5 -0.015 1.48 S-Mar. 2015 -15.6

Motor fuel

4.028 -29.6 -1.527 0.20 S-Apr. 2015 -31.6

Gasoline (all types)

3.969 -29.6 -1.499 0.20 S-Apr. 2015 -31.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  -30.5   0.46 S-Apr. 2015 -32.4

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  -27.1   0.52 S-Apr. 2015 -30.4

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  -24.5   0.38 S-Apr. 2015 -28.1

Other motor fuels(4)

0.059 -33.1 -0.028 0.26 S-Sep. 2009 -35.8

Energy services(10)

3.828 -3.0 -0.118 0.30 - -

Electricity(10)

3.060 -0.4 -0.013 0.38 L-Jun. 2015 0.0

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.768 -12.1 -0.105 0.49 S-Jul. 2015 -14.2

All items less food and energy

77.814 1.9 1.451 0.10 L-Jul. 2014 1.9

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.213 -0.5 -0.101 0.24 - -

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.266 -1.0 -0.033 0.30 L-May 2015 -1.0

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.258 -4.6 -0.012 1.12 L-Jun. 2015 -3.9

Floor coverings(4)

0.046 -2.4 -0.001 1.00 S-Mar. 2014 -2.4

Window coverings(4)

0.049 -7.5 -0.004 1.32 L-Jul. 2015 -7.1

Other linens(4)

0.163 -4.2 -0.007 1.68 L-Jun. 2015 -4.0

Furniture and bedding

0.748 0.2 0.002 0.70 L-Nov. 2012 1.0

Bedroom furniture

0.261 -1.2 -0.003 1.13 L-Jun. 2014 -0.4

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

0.351 0.9 0.003 1.16 L-Oct. 2012 1.9

Other furniture(4)

0.126 1.6 0.002 1.75 L-Apr. 2015 1.8

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

           

Appliances(4)

0.263 -3.5 -0.009 0.92 - -

Major appliances(4)

0.142 -3.9 -0.006 1.24 L-Feb. 2014 -3.6

Laundry equipment(5)

  -4.1   1.34 L-Jun. 2015 -4.0

Other appliances(4)

0.117 -3.0 -0.004 1.22 S-Mar. 2015 -3.0

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.468 -2.3 -0.011 0.97 L-May 2015 -2.2

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.248 -4.4 -0.011 1.78 L-May 2015 -4.3

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.104 2.6 0.003 1.42 L-Jan. 2009 3.7

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.044 0.2 0.000 2.60 L-May 2015 3.8

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.072 -3.0 -0.002 1.20 S-Mar. 2015 -3.0

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.696 -0.2 -0.002 0.69 L-Jul. 2015 0.2

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.185 -1.2 -0.002 1.14 S-Aug. 2014 -1.2

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.361 0.2 0.001 0.82 L-Jun. 2015 0.4

Housekeeping supplies

0.833 0.0 0.000 0.45 L-Jun. 2013 0.2

Household cleaning products(4)

0.330 1.0 0.003 0.73 L-Jul. 2015 1.0

Household paper products(4)

0.244 -0.5 -0.001 0.95 L-Feb. 2015 -0.2

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.260 -0.8 -0.002 0.87 L-Jun. 2015 -0.7

Apparel

3.310 -1.4 -0.047 1.10 S-Jul. 2015 -1.6

Men's and boys' apparel

0.827 -0.4 -0.004 1.58 L-Mar. 2015 0.6

Men's apparel

0.657 -0.2 -0.001 1.68 L-Mar. 2015 1.1

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.111 -3.0 -0.003 4.45 S-May 2015 -3.9

Men's furnishings

0.184 -4.6 -0.009 1.95 S-Nov. 1995 -4.6

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.186 2.7 0.005 3.27 L-May 2013 4.4

Men's pants and shorts

0.169 3.2 0.005 2.93 L-May 2015 3.5

Boys' apparel

0.170 -1.3 -0.002 3.15 S-Jul. 2015 -3.9

Women's and girls' apparel

1.408 -2.8 -0.042 2.28 S-Jun. 2015 -3.6

Women's apparel

1.188 -2.4 -0.031 2.36 L-Jul. 2015 -1.9

Women's outerwear

0.105 -4.7 -0.006 6.49 L-Jul. 2015 1.3

Women's dresses

0.150 -1.1 -0.002 11.82 S-Jun. 2015 -1.6

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.547 -4.5 -0.027 2.53 S-Mar. 2015 -5.2

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

0.376 1.0 0.004 2.23 L-Oct. 2014 2.5

Girls' apparel

0.220 -4.6 -0.011 5.34 S-Jan. 2014 -8.8

Footwear

0.720 -0.5 -0.003 1.58 S-Jun. 2014 -1.2

Men's footwear

0.218 -2.0 -0.004 2.42 S-Dec. 2007 -2.0

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.173 -0.1 0.000 2.48 S-Apr. 2014 -0.8

Women's footwear

0.328 0.3 0.001 2.86 S-May 2015 -1.1

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.139 5.9 0.008 2.06 - -

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.216 -2.6 -0.006 1.91 S-Mar. 2015 -2.7

Watches(8)

0.047 -2.2 -0.001 2.38 S-Aug. 2013 -2.6

Jewelry(8)

0.169 -2.7 -0.005 2.38 L-Jul. 2015 -1.9

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.704 -0.2 -0.011 0.23 S-Feb. 2015 -0.4

New vehicles

3.503 0.5 0.017 0.34 S-Jan. 2015 0.5

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  0.5   0.32 S-Jan. 2015 0.5

New cars(5)

  -0.1   0.35 S-Jan. 2015 -0.2

New trucks(13)(5)

  1.1   0.35 - -

Used cars and trucks

1.666 -1.7 -0.029 0.12 S-Feb. 2015 -2.9

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.425 0.0 0.000 0.42 L-Feb. 2015 0.0

Tires

0.278 -0.6 -0.002 0.58 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.148 1.3 0.002 0.51 L-May 2015 1.9

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  1.5   0.66 L-May 2015 2.1

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  0.9   0.81 L-May 2015 1.4

Medical care commodities

1.779 2.7 0.047 0.64 S-Oct. 2014 2.6

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.705 2.9 0.048 0.66 S-Oct. 2014 2.8

Prescription drugs

1.361 4.2 0.055 0.82 S-Oct. 2014 4.1

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.344 -2.0 -0.007 0.81 S-Oct. 2014 -2.1

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.074 -0.9 -0.001 1.18 S-Jul. 2015 -0.9

Recreation commodities(11)

1.947 -2.5 -0.050 0.45 L-Jul. 2015 -2.5

Video and audio products(11)

0.274 -7.6 -0.022 0.71 L-Jun. 2014 -6.7

Televisions

0.122 -13.1 -0.018 1.27 S-May 2015 -14.5

Other video equipment(4)

0.029 -5.7 -0.002 2.04 L-Jul. 2015 -5.4

Audio equipment

0.065 -2.7 -0.002 1.54 L-Jun. 2014 -2.4

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.042 -1.2 -0.001 1.31 L-Aug. 2014 -1.0

Pets and pet products

0.638 -0.8 -0.005 0.75 S-Aug. 2014 -1.4

Pet food(4)(5)

  -2.2   0.73 L-Jul. 2015 -1.7

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

  1.0   1.57 S-Jul. 2015 0.6

Sporting goods

0.396 -1.2 -0.005 0.98 S-Jun. 2015 -2.2

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.183 0.7 0.001 1.25 S-Jun. 2015 0.7

Sports equipment

0.207 -2.8 -0.006 1.25 L-Mar. 2015 -2.8

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.056 -8.5 -0.005 2.13 S-Feb. 2011 -9.9

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

  -4.5   3.72 S-Nov. 2006 -4.7

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -9.2   2.32 S-Jun. 2015 -9.9

Recreational reading materials

0.219 3.1 0.007 1.23 L-May 2014 3.3

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.123 3.7 0.004 1.55 L-Feb. 2015 4.0

Recreational books(4)

0.094 2.3 0.002 1.76 L-Jan. 2009 2.3

Other recreational goods(4)

0.365 -4.9 -0.019 1.31 L-May 2015 -4.5

Toys

0.263 -6.0 -0.017 1.52 L-May 2015 -5.3

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

  -4.2   1.31 L-Jun. 2015 -3.8

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.049 -3.2 -0.002 3.78 L-Jul. 2015 -2.0

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.041 0.5 0.000 1.24 S-May 2015 0.2

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.589 -3.7 -0.023 0.87 L-Oct. 2014 -3.1

Educational books and supplies

0.205 4.5 0.009 1.22 S-Nov. 2014 4.2

College textbooks(14)(5)

  5.1   1.32 S-Dec. 2014 5.0

Information technology commodities(11)

0.385 -7.6 -0.032 1.09 L-Nov. 2014 -7.5

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.257 -7.4 -0.021 1.27 L-Aug. 2014 -6.9

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.067 -0.1 0.000 1.91 L-Jun. 2015 0.1

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

0.061 -15.8 -0.011 3.25 S-EVER -

Alcoholic beverages

1.002 0.6 0.006 0.31 - -

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.586 -0.3 -0.002 0.46 L-Jul. 2015 0.3

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 0.6 0.002 0.51 L-Jul. 2015 1.2

Distilled spirits at home

0.072 -0.8 -0.001 0.63 S-Nov. 2010 -1.9

Whiskey at home(5)

  -1.6   1.12 S-Mar. 2011 -1.8

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  0.0   1.00 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Wine at home

0.245 -1.2 -0.003 0.86 L-Jul. 2015 -0.5

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.416 2.0 0.008 0.42 S-Oct. 2014 1.8

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

  1.7   0.55 S-Aug. 2014 1.5

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  1.6   0.80 S-Oct. 2014 1.6

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  4.3   0.61 L-Apr. 2012 4.6

Other goods(11)

1.616 0.6 0.009 0.40 - -

Tobacco and smoking products

0.725 3.7 0.026 0.44 S-Jul. 2015 3.5

Cigarettes(4)

0.668 3.9 0.025 0.46 L-Jun. 2014 4.5

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.050 2.1 0.001 1.26 S-Jul. 2015 2.1

Personal care products

0.709 -1.3 -0.009 0.79 L-Jul. 2015 -0.8

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

0.363 -1.1 -0.004 1.10 S-Jul. 2013 -1.2

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.338 -1.6 -0.005 1.18 L-Jun. 2015 -1.3

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.182 -4.0 -0.008 1.06 S-Jul. 2015 -4.0

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  -3.9   1.13 S-Jul. 2004 -4.5

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -2.4   1.47 S-Jul. 2015 -6.0

Services less energy services

58.601 2.7 1.552 0.11 L-Jun. 2014 2.7

Shelter

32.995 3.2 1.020 0.16 L-Oct. 2007 3.2

Rent of shelter(15)

32.622 3.2 1.013 0.16 L-Nov. 2007 3.2

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.209 3.7 0.259 0.17 L-Oct. 2008 3.7

Lodging away from home(4)

0.943 1.9 0.018 2.00 L-Jul. 2015 2.9

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

0.172 2.9 0.005 0.26 L-Jul. 2015 2.9

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.771 1.7 0.013 2.41 L-Jul. 2015 2.9

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

24.470 3.1 0.736 0.16 L-Jul. 2007 3.1

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

23.041 3.1 0.692 0.16 L-Jul. 2007 3.1

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.373 2.0 0.007 0.95 S-Nov. 2011 1.0

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.241 4.8 0.056 0.47 L-May 2013 4.8

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.965 5.7 0.052 0.55 - -

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.276 1.5 0.004 0.61 - -

Household operations(4)

0.858 3.2 0.027 0.38 S-Jul. 2015 3.2

Domestic services(4)

           

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.281 3.9 0.011 0.58 - -

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.126 6.5 0.008 1.30 S-May 2015 5.4

Repair of household items(4)

0.066 2.6 0.002 0.70 S-Jun. 2014 1.7

Medical care services

5.941 2.4 0.138 0.24 L-May 2015 2.5

Professional services

3.024 1.9 0.057 0.30 L-Jul. 2015 2.1

Physicians' services(10)

1.587 2.0 0.032 0.46 L-Jul. 2015 2.5

Dental services(10)

0.811 2.6 0.021 0.54 S-Jun. 2015 2.5

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.277 -0.1 0.000 0.74 L-Jul. 2015 -0.1

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.348 1.3 0.004 0.56 L-Apr. 2015 1.5

Hospital and related services

2.169 3.3 0.069 0.41 - -

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.862 3.4 0.062 0.46 - -

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

  3.2   0.91 L-May 2015 4.3

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

  2.9   0.63 S-EVER -

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

0.176 3.1 0.005 0.44 S-Apr. 2015 2.9

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.131 1.3 0.002 0.74 L-Jan. 2015 1.8

Health insurance(7)

0.749 1.7 0.013 0.25 L-Oct. 2013 1.9

Transportation services

5.604 2.2 0.119 0.31 L-Feb. 2015 2.2

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.379 -1.6 -0.006 1.26 S-Nov. 2014 -2.3

Car and truck rental(4)

0.079 5.1 0.004 2.42 S-Jul. 2015 4.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.161 1.4 0.017 0.33 S-Aug. 2014 1.4

Motor vehicle body work

0.056 0.7 0.000 0.68 L-Jul. 2015 1.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.486 0.8 0.004 0.44 S-May 2014 0.8

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.587 2.1 0.012 0.53 S-Dec. 2014 2.0

Motor vehicle insurance

2.328 5.5 0.121 0.59 L-Mar. 2015 5.9

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.569 2.9 0.016 0.45 L-Sep. 2012 2.9

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

0.317 3.0 0.009 0.66 L-Sep. 2010 4.4

Parking and other fees(4)

0.234 2.8 0.006 0.47 - -

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  2.8   0.63 S-Jul. 2015 2.8

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  1.5   0.75 L-Mar. 2013 1.9

Public transportation

1.089 -2.9 -0.032 0.75 - -

Airline fare

0.669 -6.0 -0.042 0.98 - -

Other intercity transportation

0.156 3.5 0.005 1.86 L-Nov. 2010 5.1

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

           

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  0.4   1.59 L-Apr. 2015 1.1

Ship fare(4)(5)

  5.5   2.34 L-EVER -

Intracity transportation

0.261 1.9 0.005 0.22 S-Mar. 2015 1.4

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  2.2   0.59 S-Mar. 2015 1.3

Recreation services(11)

3.778 2.3 0.086 0.52 S-Jul. 2015 2.0

Video and audio services(11)

1.556 1.5 0.023 0.39 S-Jul. 2015 1.2

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.464 1.4 0.020 0.40 S-Jul. 2015 1.4

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

0.091 3.5 0.003 1.79 L-Jun. 2012 3.9

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  2.1   2.46 L-Nov. 2011 2.2

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

  3.9   0.99 - -

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.406 4.1 0.016 0.44 L-Jan. 2012 4.5

Pet services(4)(5)

  3.1   1.08 L-Aug. 2014 3.8

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  4.3   0.58 - -

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.060 0.6 0.000 1.18 L-Jul. 2015 0.8

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  -1.9   0.77 S-Jan. 2005 -2.1

Film processing(4)(5)

  3.6   1.23 L-Jan. 2015 4.0

Other recreation services(4)

1.755 2.8 0.047 1.03 S-Jul. 2015 2.5

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

0.609 1.8 0.011 1.34 - -

Admissions

0.658 3.4 0.021 1.31 S-Jul. 2015 3.0

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

  2.0   0.98 L-Jun. 2015 2.0

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  7.8   1.47 S-Jul. 2015 7.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.211 2.9 0.006 0.60 L-Jul. 2013 2.9

Education and communication services(11)

6.414 0.8 0.054 0.19 L-Apr. 2015 0.8

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.155 3.8 0.116 0.31 L-Jun. 2013 3.8

College tuition and fees

1.868 3.7 0.067 0.45 L-Jul. 2014 3.9

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.380 3.6 0.013 0.42 - -

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.738 4.2 0.030 0.52 S-May 2015 4.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.039 1.4 0.001 0.48 L-Jul. 2015 1.6

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 - -

Telephone services(4)

2.424 -1.8 -0.043 0.30 L-Oct. 2014 -1.5

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.580 -3.8 -0.063 0.39 L-Nov. 2014 -3.6

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.843 2.4 0.020 0.42 S-Jul. 2015 2.3

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.681 -2.5 -0.018 0.75 L-Jul. 2015 -1.9

Other personal services(11)

1.768 2.9 0.050 0.29 L-EVER -

Personal care services

0.640 3.0 0.019 0.43 L-Dec. 2008 3.0

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.640 3.0 0.019 0.43 L-Dec. 2008 3.0

Miscellaneous personal services

1.129 2.9 0.031 0.40 L-Apr. 2013 2.9

Legal services(8)

0.317 2.6 0.008 0.66 L-Apr. 2014 2.7

Funeral expenses(8)

0.174 2.7 0.005 0.63 - -

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.277 2.4 0.006 0.42 L-Jul. 2015 2.7

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.033 3.0 0.001 0.68 L-Dec. 2013 3.5

Financial services(8)

0.232 3.9 0.009 1.01 S-Feb. 2015 3.9

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

  1.2   0.60 S-Mar. 2015 0.8

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

  5.1   1.40 - -

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.856 -0.3 -0.265 0.09 S-May 2015 -0.3

All items less shelter

67.005 -1.6 -1.056 0.10 S-Apr. 2015 -1.7

All items less food and shelter

52.861 -2.4 -1.285 0.12 S-Apr. 2015 -2.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.818 1.0 0.430 0.13 L-Apr. 2015 1.0

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

43.152 1.1 0.459 0.14 L-Jul. 2014 1.2

All items less medical care

92.280 -0.2 -0.222 0.08 S-May 2015 -0.3

All items less energy

91.958 1.9 1.679 0.08 L-Feb. 2015 1.9

Commodities

37.571 -3.8 -1.470 0.13 S-Apr. 2015 -4.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.546 -0.4 -0.072 0.27 - -

Commodities less food

23.427 -6.8 -1.699 0.19 S-Apr. 2015 -7.3

Commodities less food and beverages

22.425 -7.2 -1.705 0.20 S-Apr. 2015 -7.6

Services

62.429 2.3 1.434 0.10 L-Apr. 2015 2.3

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.806 1.4 0.421 0.12 L-Apr. 2015 1.5

Services less medical care services

56.487 2.3 1.296 0.11 - -

Durables

8.874 -1.0 -0.089 0.19 L-Jul. 2015 -1.0

Nondurables

28.697 -4.6 -1.381 0.16 S-Apr. 2015 -5.0

Nondurables less food

14.553 -10.1 -1.610 0.26 S-Apr. 2015 -10.9

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.551 -10.9 -1.616 0.28 S-Apr. 2015 -11.7

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.241 -13.7 -1.568 0.17 S-Apr. 2015 -14.8

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.243 -12.6 -1.562 0.15 S-Apr. 2015 -13.6

Housing

42.375 2.1 0.882 0.13 L-Apr. 2015 2.2

Education and communication(4)

7.003 0.4 0.031 0.20 L-Feb. 2015 0.4

Education(4)

3.359 3.8 0.125 0.30 L-Jul. 2015 3.8

Communication(4)

3.644 -2.5 -0.093 0.25 L-Mar. 2015 -2.5

Information and information processing(4)

3.501 -2.6 -0.093 0.26 L-Mar. 2015 -2.6

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.078 -4.4 -0.050 0.66 L-Jun. 2015 -3.7

Recreation(4)

5.725 0.6 0.036 0.35 S-Jul. 2015 0.4

Video and audio(4)

1.830 0.0 0.000 0.36 - -

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.044 1.1 0.011 0.48 S-Jul. 2015 1.0

Photography(4)

0.117 -4.0 -0.005 1.30 L-Jul. 2015 -2.5

Food and beverages

15.146 1.6 0.235 0.12 L-Jul. 2015 1.6

Domestically produced farm food

6.995 0.9 0.061 0.20 - -

Other services

11.961 1.6 0.191 0.20 L-Sep. 2014 1.6

Apparel less footwear

2.590 -1.6 -0.044 1.32 S-Jul. 2015 -2.3

Fuels and utilities

5.256 -2.5 -0.132 0.23 - -

Household energy

4.015 -4.5 -0.189 0.29 - -

Medical care

7.720 2.5 0.185 0.24 - -

Transportation

15.336 -8.7 -1.419 0.16 S-Apr. 2015 -9.8

Private transportation

14.247 -9.1 -1.386 0.16 S-Apr. 2015 -10.2

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.736 -0.2 -0.013 0.25 S-Feb. 2015 -0.5

Utilities and public transportation

10.046 -1.2 -0.117 0.17 - -

Household furnishings and operations

4.124 -0.1 -0.006 0.25 L-May 2015 -0.1

Other goods and services

3.384 1.8 0.059 0.25 L-Jan. 2015 1.8

Personal care

2.659 1.3 0.033 0.31 L-Jun. 2015 1.5

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: October 15, 2015