Consumer Price Index News Release

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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – OCTOBER 2015

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

 The indexes for food, energy, and all items less food and energy all
 increased modestly in October. The food index, which increased 0.4 percent
 in September, rose 0.1 percent in October, with four of the six major
 grocery store food group indexes rising. The energy index, which declined
 in August and September, advanced 0.3 percent in October; major energy
 component indexes were mixed. 

 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in October,
 the same increase as in September. Advances in the indexes for shelter and
 medical care were the largest contributors to the increase, with the
 indexes for personal care, airline fares, recreation, alcoholic beverages,
 and tobacco also rising. In contrast, the indexes for apparel, new vehicles,
 household furnishings and operations, and used cars and trucks all declined
 in October. 

 The all items index rose 0.2 percent over the last 12 months. The 12-month
 change has been between negative 0.2 percent and positive 0.2 percent since
 January. The food index has increased 1.6 percent over the past year, and
 the index for all items less food and energy has risen 1.9 percent. These
 advances have been mostly offset by a 17.1 percent decline in the energy
 index. 

 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.
                              Apr.  May   June  July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.   ended 
                              2015  2015  2015  2015  2015  2015  2015   Oct.  
                                                                         2015  
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................    .1    .4    .3    .1   -.1   -.2    .2       .2
  Food......................    .0    .0    .3    .2    .2    .4    .1      1.6
   Food at home.............   -.2   -.2    .4    .3    .3    .3    .1       .7
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .2    .2    .0    .2    .5    .2      2.9
  Energy....................  -1.3   4.3   1.7    .1  -2.0  -4.7    .3    -17.1
   Energy commodities.......  -1.9   9.6   3.1    .7  -4.1  -8.6    .4    -27.8
    Gasoline (all types)....  -1.7  10.4   3.4    .9  -4.1  -9.0    .4    -27.8
    Fuel oil (1)............  -8.4    .7  -1.9  -3.4  -8.1  -2.4  -1.1    -32.9
   Energy services..........   -.5  -1.0    .2   -.6    .5   -.4    .2     -2.9
    Electricity.............    .0  -1.2    .2   -.4    .3   -.5    .4      -.5
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -2.6    .0    .3  -1.4   1.2   -.3   -.7    -11.0
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .3    .1    .2    .1    .1    .2    .2      1.9
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .1   -.1   -.1   -.1   -.1    .0   -.1      -.7
    New vehicles............    .1    .2    .1   -.2    .0   -.1   -.2       .1
    Used cars and trucks....    .6   -.4   -.4   -.6   -.4   -.2   -.3     -1.4
    Apparel.................   -.3   -.5   -.1    .3    .3   -.3   -.8     -1.9
    Medical care commodities    .1    .4    .0    .1    .3   -.2    .2      2.8
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .3    .2    .3    .2    .1    .3    .3      2.8
    Shelter.................    .3    .2    .3    .4    .2    .3    .3      3.2
    Transportation services     .1    .7    .4   -.2   -.3    .1    .2      1.8
    Medical care services...    .9    .2   -.2    .1    .0    .3    .8      3.0

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.




 Consumer Price Index Data for October 2015

 Food

 The food index increased 0.1 percent in October, its smallest increase since May.
 The index for food at home rose 0.1 percent in October after a 0.3 percent
 increase in September. Four of the six major grocery store food group indexes rose
 in October. The index for cereals and bakery products advanced 0.8 percent in
 October, its largest increase since August 2011. The fruits and vegetables index
 increased for the fourth month in a row, rising 0.5 percent. The indexes for
 nonalcoholic beverages and for other food at home also rose in October, increasing
 0.2 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and
 eggs declined in October, falling 0.5 percent, as the index for eggs fell 4.8
 percent after sharp increases during the summer. The index for dairy and related
 products also declined, falling 0.2 percent. The food at home index has increased
 0.7 percent over the past 12 months. Five of the six major grocery store food group
 indexes rose over the span, with the index for other food at home posting the
 largest increase of 2.0 percent. The dairy index was the only one to decline,
 falling 3.0 percent. The index for food away from home increased 0.2 percent in
 October and has risen 2.9 percent over the last 12 months. 


 Energy

 The energy index, which declined 4.7 percent in September, rose 0.3 percent in
 October. Major energy component indexes were mixed in October. The gasoline index
 rose 0.4 percent after declining sharply in August and September. (Before seasonal
 adjustment, gasoline prices declined 3.9 percent in October.) The electricity index
 also increased 0.4 percent in October after falling in September. In contrast, the
 fuel oil index continued to decline, falling 1.1 percent, and the index for natural
 gas decreased 0.7 percent. All major energy component indexes continue to show
 declines over the past 12 months. The fuel oil index has declined 32.9 percent and
 the gasoline index has fallen 27.8 percent. The index for natural gas has decreased 
 11.0 percent, and the electricity index has declined more modestly, falling 0.5
 percent.  


 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in October, the
 same increase as the previous month. The shelter index continued to rise, increasing
 0.3 percent for the second consecutive month. The rent index rose 0.3 percent and the
 index for owners' equivalent rent advanced 0.2 percent. The index for lodging away
 from home increased 0.8 percent, the same increase as in September. The medical care
 index rose 0.7 percent in October, its largest increase since April. The hospital
 services index increased 2.0 percent, the index for prescription drugs rose 0.1
 percent and the physicians' services index was unchanged. The index for personal care
 increased 0.5 percent in October, its largest increase since January. The index for
 airline fares turned up in October, rising 1.5 percent and ending a string of three
 consecutive declines. The index for recreation increased 0.2 percent, the index for
 alcoholic beverages rose 0.6 percent, and the tobacco index advanced 0.4 percent. In
 contrast to these increases, the apparel index declined in October, falling 0.8
 percent, its largest decline since December 2014. The index for new vehicles, which
 fell 0.1 percent in September, fell 0.2 percent in October. The index for used cars
 and trucks declined for the sixth month in a row, falling 0.3 percent. The index for
 household furnishings and operations also declined in October, falling 0.1 percent.
    
 The index for all items less food and energy has risen 1.9 percent over the past 12
 months; this is the same figure as the 12 months ending September. Indexes that have
 increased more rapidly include shelter (3.2 percent) and medical care (3.0 percent).
 Among the indexes that posted smaller increases are recreation (0.6 percent) and new
 vehicles (0.1 percent). Indexes that declined over the past year include airline
 fares (-5.2 percent), apparel (-1.9 percent) and used cars and trucks (-1.4 percent). 


 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent over
 the last 12 months to an index level of 237.838 (1982-84=100). For the month, the
 index was essentially unchanged prior to seasonal adjustment.  

 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
 decreased 0.4 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 232.373
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index declined 0.1 percent prior to seasonal
 adjustment.  

 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) decreased 0.2
 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index declined 0.1 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 November 2015 is scheduled to be released on Tuesday,
 December 15, 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, October 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Sep.
2015
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Oct.
2014
Sep.
2015
Oct.
2015
Oct.
2014-
Oct.
2015
Sep.
2015-
Oct.
2015
Jul.
2015-
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2015-
Sep.
2015
Sep.
2015-
Oct.
2015

All items

100.000 237.433 237.945 237.838 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 0.2

Food

14.221 245.166 248.632 249.052 1.6 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.1

Food at home

8.349 242.121 243.432 243.779 0.7 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.135 271.313 273.530 275.753 1.6 0.8 -0.1 -0.2 0.8

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.004 259.840 263.227 261.568 0.7 -0.6 0.5 -0.3 -0.5

Dairy and related products(1)

0.857 228.831 222.310 221.874 -3.0 -0.2 -0.3 0.7 -0.2

Fruits and vegetables

1.351 297.528 295.394 297.931 0.1 0.9 1.5 0.7 0.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.949 167.350 168.054 169.045 1.0 0.6 0.1 -0.1 0.2

Other food at home

2.053 206.460 210.659 210.636 2.0 0.0 -0.2 0.8 0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.872 251.100 257.830 258.363 2.9 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.2

Energy

7.617 234.745 201.641 194.501 -17.1 -3.5 -2.0 -4.7 0.3

Energy commodities

3.814 281.453 211.099 203.338 -27.8 -3.7 -4.1 -8.6 0.4

Fuel oil(1)

0.105 341.771 231.835 229.191 -32.9 -1.1 -8.1 -2.4 -1.1

Motor fuel

3.630 277.290 208.121 199.996 -27.9 -3.9 -4.1 -8.9 0.4

Gasoline (all types)

3.574 275.729 207.239 199.077 -27.8 -3.9 -4.1 -9.0 0.4

Energy services(2)

3.802 200.471 201.575 194.713 -2.9 -3.4 0.5 -0.4 0.2

Electricity(2)

3.041 206.667 214.132 205.604 -0.5 -4.0 0.3 -0.5 0.4

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.761 179.226 161.189 159.422 -11.0 -1.1 1.2 -0.3 -0.7

All items less food and energy

78.162 239.413 243.359 243.985 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.334 147.542 146.500 146.504 -0.7 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Apparel

3.422 131.961 128.540 129.446 -1.9 0.7 0.3 -0.3 -0.8

New vehicles

3.505 146.306 146.570 146.516 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.643 147.893 148.520 145.821 -1.4 -1.8 -0.4 -0.2 -0.3

Medical care commodities

1.779 346.324 355.746 355.894 2.8 0.0 0.3 -0.2 0.2

Alcoholic beverages

1.003 238.045 239.287 240.656 1.1 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.6

Tobacco and smoking products

0.725 909.872 938.348 940.901 3.4 0.3 0.5 -0.1 0.4

Services less energy services

58.829 295.434 302.663 303.694 2.8 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3

Shelter

33.132 272.788 280.814 281.499 3.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.251 278.985 288.306 289.428 3.7 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3

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

24.585 280.046 287.916 288.700 3.1 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Medical care services

5.967 466.038 476.466 480.245 3.0 0.8 0.0 0.3 0.8

Physicians' services(2)

1.593 359.855 367.176 366.652 1.9 -0.1 -0.3 0.3 0.0

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.871 280.496 289.134 295.282 5.3 2.1 0.3 0.2 2.0

Transportation services

5.609 286.691 289.576 291.969 1.8 0.8 -0.3 0.1 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.164 268.094 271.119 271.804 1.4 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.3

Motor vehicle insurance

2.338 444.443 462.467 465.401 4.7 0.6 0.2 0.5 -0.2

Airline fare

0.663 301.466 274.897 285.837 -5.2 4.0 -3.1 -0.1 1.5

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

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


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

All items

100.000 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 0.2

Food

14.221 1.6 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.1

Food at home

8.349 0.7 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.135 1.6 0.8 -0.1 -0.2 0.8

Cereals and cereal products

0.367 0.8 1.5 0.2 -0.8 1.3

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -1.9 -2.0 0.0 1.2 -0.7

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.191 1.2 2.4 -0.2 -1.7 2.4

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.128 1.3 1.4 -0.3 -1.9 1.4

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  -1.9 2.2 -1.6 -1.8 2.2

Bakery products

0.768 2.0 0.5 -0.3 0.1 0.4

Bread(2)

0.228 2.1 -0.2 0.0 0.8 0.2

White bread(1)(3)

  1.8 -0.5 -1.5 1.4 -0.5

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  2.2 0.3 0.7 0.2 0.3

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

0.116 2.6 1.3 -0.4 0.0 0.6

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.189 2.8 1.0 0.7 -0.5 -0.1

Cookies(1)(3)

  1.8 0.5 1.0 -1.0 -0.6

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  4.1 1.4 0.6 0.3 1.4

Other bakery products

0.235 1.2 0.4 -0.9 -0.1 0.9

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

  2.8 0.2 0.5 -0.4 0.2

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  0.4 0.3 -0.5 -0.8 0.5

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

  0.6 0.8 -1.0 -1.1 1.7

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.004 0.7 -0.6 0.5 -0.3 -0.5

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.840 -1.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1

Meats

1.205 -1.0 -0.2 -0.4 0.1 -0.2

Beef and veal(1)

0.577 0.9 -1.0 -0.6 -0.6 -1.0

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.231 -0.7 -0.8 -0.7 -0.5 -0.8

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.082 0.9 -1.0 -0.8 -1.3 -1.0

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.212 2.6 -1.2 -0.4 -0.6 -1.2

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.052 1.5 -1.3 -0.4 -0.3 -1.3

Pork

0.355 -6.4 0.5 -0.5 0.9 0.9

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.137 -3.5 1.1 0.8 1.5 2.1

Bacon and related products(3)

  -1.3 1.9 1.4 3.5 3.4

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  -5.9 -0.2 -0.3 -1.1 -0.3

Ham

0.074 -8.7 0.5 -0.9 0.0 1.1

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  -10.4 0.8 -1.0 -0.3 1.5

Pork chops

0.059 -8.0 0.0 -3.6 1.0 1.0

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.085 -7.6 -0.2 0.4 0.3 -0.1

Other meats

0.273 2.5 0.8 0.0 0.5 0.3

Frankfurters(3)

  9.3 1.5 -0.2 3.3 1.7

Lunchmeats(2)(3)

  1.8 0.7 0.1 0.5 0.0

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

  2.9 0.9 0.1 -1.5 0.9

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

  3.7 1.3 0.4 -0.5 1.3

Poultry

0.352 -0.3 0.5 -0.4 -1.0 0.5

Chicken(1)(2)

0.284 -0.8 0.4 -0.4 -0.9 0.4

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  -2.2 0.7 -0.6 -3.0 0.7

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  -0.4 0.6 -0.6 0.0 0.6

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.068 1.9 1.1 -0.3 -1.7 1.8

Fish and seafood(1)

0.283 -3.1 -1.5 1.3 -0.8 -0.8

Fresh fish and seafood(2)

0.146 -2.9 -1.7 2.2 -0.8 -0.8

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.138 -3.3 -1.2 0.2 -1.1 -1.0

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  0.8 0.3 -0.3 0.0 0.3

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

  -6.2 -2.7 -0.2 -2.0 -2.0

Eggs

0.164 30.0 -5.1 7.7 -0.6 -4.8

Dairy and related products(1)

0.857 -3.0 -0.2 -0.3 0.7 -0.2

Milk(1)(2)

0.259 -7.5 -0.7 -1.1 0.6 -0.7

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

  -8.5 -0.1 -1.5 0.6 -0.1

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

  -6.6 -0.9 -0.7 0.2 -0.9

Cheese and related products

0.275 -3.0 -0.1 -1.4 0.6 -0.8

Ice cream and related products

0.122 1.6 0.8 1.4 0.0 0.0

Other dairy and related products(1)(2)

0.202 0.3 -0.3 0.3 0.2 -0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.351 0.1 0.9 1.5 0.7 0.5

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.043 0.2 1.6 1.9 0.9 1.1

Fresh fruits

0.564 -1.4 2.2 2.1 0.9 1.6

Apples

0.087 -1.0 -3.5 -2.3 2.8 3.5

Bananas

0.086 -0.9 -0.4 1.8 -0.7 -0.3

Citrus fruits(2)

0.167 -1.0 1.6 -1.3 0.4 2.0

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  2.0 2.6 -1.2 0.3 2.8

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.225 -2.1 5.8 5.7 0.9 -0.5

Fresh vegetables

0.479 2.3 1.0 1.7 1.0 0.5

Potatoes

0.081 0.9 -1.2 -1.7 1.2 2.6

Lettuce

0.069 3.8 2.5 -1.2 4.7 1.2

Tomatoes(1)

0.084 2.7 2.3 0.0 2.3 2.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.245 2.2 0.9 3.4 0.6 -0.4

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.308 -0.2 -1.8 0.1 0.0 -1.5

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.160 -1.2 -2.4 -0.4 0.0 -2.3

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  3.0 -1.0 0.1 1.7 -1.1

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  -3.2 -3.0 -0.7 -0.8 -3.1

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.090 0.7 -1.5 0.8 -0.1 -0.4

Frozen vegetables(3)

  0.0 -2.0 1.6 -0.4 -0.7

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.058 1.2 -0.4 -0.7 -0.1 -0.4

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

  2.3 0.0 0.2 -1.0 0.0

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.949 1.0 0.6 0.1 -0.1 0.2

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.695 1.6 0.9 0.4 0.2 0.3

Carbonated drinks

0.286 0.7 0.2 0.5 -0.3 -0.2

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 1.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(2)

0.395 2.4 1.4 0.3 0.5 0.8

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.253 -0.7 -0.2 -0.2 -0.8 -0.3

Coffee

0.157 -0.6 -0.4 -0.5 -0.6 -0.5

Roasted coffee(3)

  0.4 -0.5 -0.6 -0.2 -0.4

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

  -4.4 -1.1 -2.2 -0.9 -1.1

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.096 -0.8 0.1 1.0 -1.4 0.0

Other food at home

2.053 2.0 0.0 -0.2 0.8 0.1

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.306 3.5 -0.7 0.1 0.5 -0.7

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 6.6 -0.8 -0.2 -0.3 -0.5

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.189 3.8 -0.4 0.4 0.8 -0.4

Other sweets(2)

0.060 -0.3 -1.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.9

Fats and oils

0.242 -1.3 1.0 0.5 0.4 1.0

Butter and margarine(2)

0.076 -0.5 3.5 1.6 0.8 4.0

Butter(3)

  -2.3 4.5 1.8 2.2 5.3

Margarine(3)

  0.3 1.7 0.5 -0.5 2.2

Salad dressing(2)

0.061 0.7 1.4 -0.1 0.2 0.3

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.105 -3.1 -1.0 0.5 -0.3 -0.8

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  -3.4 -0.1 0.2 1.2 -0.1

Other foods

1.505 2.3 0.0 -0.4 0.9 0.2

Soups

0.097 3.6 -0.3 -0.8 1.6 1.6

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.283 1.9 -0.3 -0.9 1.0 -0.3

Snacks(1)

0.333 2.3 -0.5 0.3 0.3 -0.5

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.302 3.6 -0.4 -0.6 1.3 0.1

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

  7.0 0.4 0.9 -0.5 1.9

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

  4.6 1.5 -1.3 2.5 1.5

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  1.7 -1.0 -1.2 2.9 -1.5

Other condiments(3)

  4.2 -1.6 -1.1 2.8 -0.1

Baby food(1)(2)

0.054 -1.0 -0.6 -0.1 1.0 -0.6

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.435 1.8 0.9 -0.9 0.3 0.9

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  4.7 0.4 -0.1 2.1 0.4

Food away from home(1)

5.872 2.9 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.837 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.428 3.0 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.2

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.217 5.0 1.1 -0.5 6.7 1.3

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

  4.7 1.9   7.2 2.3

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

0.064 2.8 -0.2 0.1 0.2 -0.2

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.325 3.8 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Energy

7.617 -17.1 -3.5 -2.0 -4.7 0.3

Energy commodities

3.814 -27.8 -3.7 -4.1 -8.6 0.4

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.185 -25.4 0.8 -5.0 -1.4 0.8

Fuel oil(1)

0.105 -32.9 -1.1 -8.1 -2.4 -1.1

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

0.080 -13.3 3.3 -0.8 -1.1 2.1

Motor fuel

3.630 -27.9 -3.9 -4.1 -8.9 0.4

Gasoline (all types)

3.574 -27.8 -3.9 -4.1 -9.0 0.4

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -28.7 -4.0 -4.3 -9.3 0.4

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -24.3 -2.6 -3.1 -8.1 1.9

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -23.2 -4.0 -3.4 -8.1 -0.2

Other motor fuels(2)

0.056 -32.2 -1.7 -5.7 -6.2 -0.8

Energy services(8)

3.802 -2.9 -3.4 0.5 -0.4 0.2

Electricity(8)

3.041 -0.5 -4.0 0.3 -0.5 0.4

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.761 -11.0 -1.1 1.2 -0.3 -0.7

All items less food and energy

78.162 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.334 -0.7 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.281 -1.4 0.0 -0.4 0.4 -0.2

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

0.259 -5.0 -0.8 -1.2 0.3 -0.8

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.046 -0.5 0.8 -0.9 -0.7 0.8

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.049 -8.1 -0.8 -1.4 0.2 -0.8

Other linens(1)(2)

0.164 -5.3 -1.2 -1.3 0.6 -1.2

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.753 -0.5 0.0 -1.3 0.5 0.0

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.262 -1.3 -0.1 -0.5 0.5 -0.1

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

0.353 -0.3 0.2 -2.2 0.4 0.2

Other furniture(2)

0.128 0.6 -0.7 0.3 1.9 -1.0

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

           

Appliances(2)

0.264 -4.0 -0.5 -0.2 0.0 -0.5

Major appliances(2)

0.144 -4.8 -1.2 0.6 0.9 -1.5

Laundry equipment(3)

  -3.6 -0.3 0.7 1.3 -0.3

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.117 -3.1 0.3 -1.1 -0.9 0.3

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.472 -2.4 0.3 0.2 1.3 0.2

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.249 -4.8 0.4 -1.2 0.4 0.4

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.107 3.6 1.0 0.3 2.4 0.9

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.044 0.5 -0.1 2.6 1.0 -0.1

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.072 -3.9 -0.7 0.4 -0.6 -0.3

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.698 0.0 0.5 -0.3 0.3 0.8

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.185 -1.1 0.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.3

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.362 0.5 0.6 -0.3 0.8 0.7

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.834 -0.7 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

Household cleaning products(2)

0.331 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 0.2 -0.7

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.245 -0.8 -0.1 -0.2 0.3 -0.1

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.258 -1.6 0.0 0.1 -0.6 0.0

Apparel

3.422 -1.9 0.7 0.3 -0.3 -0.8

Men's and boys' apparel

0.856 -0.8 0.6 0.7 1.2 -1.0

Men's apparel

0.679 -1.1 -0.7 0.3 2.1 -2.1

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.112 -0.5 -1.4 3.0 -3.9 0.1

Men's furnishings

0.182 -4.5 0.3 0.2 -1.3 -0.6

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.208 0.4 0.8 0.3 8.7 -2.5

Men's pants and shorts

0.171 0.5 -3.2 -0.8 1.6 -2.6

Boys' apparel

0.176 0.6 5.6 -0.1 0.1 2.9

Women's and girls' apparel

1.478 -3.5 1.4 -0.1 -0.9 -0.7

Women's apparel

1.249 -2.7 1.5 -0.3 -0.4 -0.4

Women's outerwear

0.118 -2.3 6.2 -3.4 -2.4 0.8

Women's dresses

0.165 -7.5 -2.4 2.9 -2.9 -3.6

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.576 -2.8 1.8 -0.4 -1.4 1.1

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

0.380 -0.4 1.2 0.1 2.1 -1.3

Girls' apparel

0.229 -7.7 0.9 1.0 -3.7 -2.9

Footwear

0.730 -0.9 0.3 0.4 -0.9 -0.4

Men's footwear(1)

0.217 -1.4 -0.5 0.7 -0.8 -0.5

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.174 -1.7 1.3 0.5 -2.3 0.6

Women's footwear

0.339 -0.2 0.3 0.9 -0.1 -0.8

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.142 3.4 -1.1 4.1 0.1 -2.2

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.218 -1.7 -1.0 -0.9 0.0 -0.5

Watches(1)(6)

0.047 -0.1 1.4 0.3 -1.6 1.4

Jewelry(6)

0.171 -2.2 -1.6 -2.1 1.3 -1.1

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.684 -0.4 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3

New vehicles

3.505 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

New cars(3)

  -0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.2

New trucks(3)(11)

  0.7 0.0 0.0 0.1 -0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.643 -1.4 -1.8 -0.4 -0.2 -0.3

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.428 -0.8 -0.9 0.0 0.5 -0.9

Tires(1)

0.279 -1.2 -0.7 -0.2 0.4 -0.7

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.149 -0.1 -1.3 0.2 0.7 -1.3

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

  0.3 -1.2 -0.2 0.8 -1.2

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

  -2.2 -2.4 0.5 0.7 -2.4

Medical care commodities

1.779 2.8 0.0 0.3 -0.2 0.2

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.705 2.9 0.0 0.3 -0.2 0.0

Prescription drugs

1.360 3.7 0.0 0.4 -0.1 0.1

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.345 0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.1 0.1

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.074 -1.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.1

Recreation commodities(9)

1.954 -2.6 -0.2 -0.4 0.3 -0.1

Video and audio products(9)

0.274 -7.1 0.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.2

Televisions

0.121 -13.3 -0.9 -1.5 -1.1 -1.3

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.029 -5.1 0.5 -0.4 1.8 0.5

Audio equipment

0.065 -3.0 -0.2 0.0 0.5 -0.2

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

0.043 2.3 2.5 -1.3 0.6 2.5

Pets and pet products(1)

0.643 -0.9 0.0 -0.1 0.6 0.0

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  -1.6 0.5 -0.4 0.7 0.5

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

  -0.4 -0.7 0.3 0.5 -0.7

Sporting goods(1)

0.397 -1.7 -0.6 -0.2 0.1 -0.6

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.182 -0.6 -1.6 0.0 -0.7 -1.6

Sports equipment

0.209 -2.6 0.2 -0.2 0.5 0.0

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.056 -7.6 -1.3 -1.1 -0.4 0.3

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

  -4.3 0.1 0.0 -2.4 0.1

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -8.3 -1.8 -0.6 -0.1 0.1

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.221 1.4 -0.3 0.0 0.7 -0.3

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.123 2.1 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.2

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.095 0.5 -0.9 0.2 1.4 -0.9

Other recreational goods(2)

0.364 -4.4 0.0 -1.0 0.4 0.1

Toys

0.262 -6.0 -0.6 -0.9 0.6 -0.4

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

  -3.9 0.1 -0.9 0.7 0.2

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

0.050 0.1 2.3 -1.5 0.2 2.3

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.041 0.6 0.9 -0.6 -0.5 0.9

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.591 -3.7 0.0 -0.3 0.1 -0.1

Educational books and supplies

0.206 4.3 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.4

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  5.1 0.7 1.9 0.7 0.7

Information technology commodities(9)

0.385 -7.4 -0.2 -0.6 0.1 -0.4

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.259 -7.5 -0.6 -0.6 0.8 -0.9

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.067 -0.1 0.5 1.1 0.4 0.5

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

0.059 -14.3 0.7 -2.0 -3.2 0.7

Alcoholic beverages

1.003 1.1 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.6

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.586 0.7 0.9 0.2 0.0 1.0

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.269 1.6 1.2 0.1 0.2 1.0

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.072 -0.5 0.3 0.1 -0.5 0.5

Whiskey at home(1)(3)

  -1.1 0.3 0.2 -1.0 0.3

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(3)

  -0.3 -0.2 0.1 0.4 0.0

Wine at home

0.245 0.2 0.8 0.1 -0.2 1.3

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.417 1.7 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

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

  1.7 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2

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

  1.4 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0

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

  3.7 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.1

Other goods(9)

1.619 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.5

Tobacco and smoking products

0.725 3.4 0.3 0.5 -0.1 0.4

Cigarettes(2)

0.669 3.5 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.4

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.050 2.2 0.9 0.9 -0.7 0.9

Personal care products(1)

0.712 -0.6 0.6 -0.3 0.3 0.6

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

0.364 -0.3 0.3 -0.7 0.3 0.3

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

0.341 -1.0 1.0 0.0 0.4 1.0

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.182 -3.4 1.2 0.5 -0.4 0.5

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  -3.2 1.7 0.4 0.1 0.7

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

  -1.8 0.2 3.0 -0.1 0.2

Services less energy services

58.829 2.8 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3

Shelter

33.132 3.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Rent of shelter(13)

32.758 3.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Rent of primary residence(8)

7.251 3.7 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3

Lodging away from home(2)

0.922 2.1 -1.6 -0.6 0.8 0.8

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

0.174 2.9 0.4 -0.6 0.4 0.5

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.748 1.8 -2.0 -0.5 0.8 0.9

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

24.585 3.1 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

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

23.148 3.1 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.374 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.245 4.2 0.1 0.7 0.5 0.0

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.968 5.0 0.1 0.8 0.6 -0.1

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.277 1.6 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.2

Household operations(1)(2)

0.859 2.4 0.0 0.4 -0.1 0.0

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.277 1.0   0.1    

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.282 2.2 -0.1 0.3 0.0 -0.1

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.126 6.4 0.3 1.0 0.3 0.4

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.066 2.7 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.5

Medical care services

5.967 3.0 0.8 0.0 0.3 0.8

Professional services

3.033 1.8 -0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.0

Physicians' services(8)

1.593 1.9 -0.1 -0.3 0.3 0.0

Dental services(8)

0.813 2.5 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.278 0.3 0.3 -0.3 0.4 0.3

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.349 0.7 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0

Hospital and related services

2.179 4.9 1.8 0.3 0.2 1.8

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.871 5.3 2.1 0.3 0.2 2.0

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

  5.2 2.2 0.4 0.2 2.3

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

  4.4 1.8 0.0 0.1 1.7

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

0.176 3.1 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.2

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

0.132 1.6 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.754 3.0 1.2 -0.2 0.6 1.2

Transportation services

5.609 1.8 0.8 -0.3 0.1 0.2

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.382 -2.2 0.6 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1

Car and truck rental(2)

0.073 1.3 -3.7 -0.3 -3.3 -0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.164 1.4 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.3

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.056 1.7 0.9 -0.3 0.0 0.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.486 1.1 0.4 0.0 -0.2 0.4

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.590 1.6 0.1 -0.2 0.4 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.338 4.7 0.6 0.2 0.5 -0.2

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.570 2.5 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0

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

0.317 2.8 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

Parking and other fees(2)

0.235 2.1 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.1

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

  2.9 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.1

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

  0.4 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Public transportation

1.082 -2.3 2.7 -1.7 -0.1 1.3

Airline fare

0.663 -5.2 4.0 -3.1 -0.1 1.5

Other intercity transportation

0.155 4.1 0.6 2.3 -0.2 1.5

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

           

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

  0.8 -0.4 -4.4 -3.0 -0.4

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  7.0 1.7 1.3 0.2 1.7

Intracity transportation(1)

0.261 2.3 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.5

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

  2.7 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.5

Recreation services(9)

3.777 2.4 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.4

Video and audio services(9)

1.559 1.3 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.6

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.467 1.4 0.4 -0.2 0.1 0.8

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

0.092 0.0 -2.0 1.9 1.0 -2.0

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

  -3.1 -3.2 3.8 2.3 -3.2

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

  3.7 0.0 -0.8 0.0 0.0

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.407 4.1 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.2

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  2.9 -0.2 0.7 0.3 -0.2

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  4.4 0.2 0.7 0.2 0.3

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.061 2.3 1.6 -0.5 1.2 1.6

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  -0.2 2.4 -0.6 0.0 2.4

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  4.3 0.6 -0.2 2.5 0.6

Other recreation services(2)

1.748 2.9 0.1 0.0 -0.5 0.1

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

0.608 1.0 -0.7 -0.6 -0.2 -0.7

Admissions(1)

0.651 4.7 0.9 0.4 -1.2 0.9

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

  2.6 0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.2

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

  8.8 1.5 1.4 -1.8 1.5

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.213 2.6 0.1 0.3 1.0 0.1

Education and communication services(9)

6.463 1.4 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.4

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.190 3.7 0.1 -0.1 0.3 0.4

College tuition and fees

1.890 3.5 0.2 -0.2 0.3 0.6

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.385 3.7 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.4

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.745 4.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.039 1.1 0.1 -0.2 0.1 0.1

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.143 -0.2 -0.2 0.3 0.4 0.2

Postage(1)

0.128 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.4

Delivery services(2)

0.014 -2.0 -2.0 -0.2 -0.1 -2.0

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.434 -0.3 0.2 0.6 0.3 0.2

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.588 -1.8 0.2 0.9 0.4 0.2

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.845 2.5 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0

Internet services and electronic information providers(2)

0.685 -2.1 0.7 -0.9 0.6 0.8

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.776 2.9 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

Personal care services(1)

0.643 2.7 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.1

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

0.643 2.7 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.1

Miscellaneous personal services

1.134 2.9 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.4

Legal services(6)

0.321 2.5 0.0 0.4 0.9 0.0

Funeral expenses(1)(6)

0.174 3.0 0.6 0.8 0.1 0.6

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.278 2.8 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.7

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

0.034 2.3 0.0 0.2 1.2 0.0

Financial services(1)(6)

0.231 3.9 0.3 0.0 -0.5 0.3

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

  1.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.8 0.0

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

  4.8 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.4

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, October 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Sep.
2015
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Oct.
2014
Sep.
2015
Oct.
2015
Oct.
2014-
Oct.
2015
Sep.
2015-
Oct.
2015
Jul.
2015-
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2015-
Sep.
2015
Sep.
2015-
Oct.
2015

All items less food

85.779 236.240 236.287 236.097 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.2

All items less shelter

66.868 226.273 223.824 223.404 -1.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 0.2

All items less food and shelter

52.647 221.243 217.403 216.785 -2.0 -0.3 -0.3 -0.6 0.2

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.030 221.016 222.600 223.194 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.2

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

43.388 225.411 227.051 227.837 1.1 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.2

All items less medical care

92.255 227.756 227.849 227.620 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.2

All items less energy

92.383 239.603 243.466 244.059 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Commodities

37.369 187.760 181.868 181.306 -3.4 -0.3 -0.4 -0.8 0.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.691 148.212 147.011 147.264 -0.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Commodities less food

23.148 161.160 151.914 150.998 -6.3 -0.6 -0.8 -1.5 0.0

Commodities less food and beverages

22.145 158.356 148.851 147.873 -6.6 -0.7 -0.9 -1.6 -0.1

Services

62.631 286.672 293.351 293.683 2.4 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.873 311.888 317.052 316.949 1.6 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.4

Services less medical care services

56.664 273.006 279.393 279.509 2.4 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.3

Durables

8.869 109.811 108.948 108.500 -1.2 -0.4 -0.3 0.1 -0.2

Nondurables

28.501 226.710 217.988 217.382 -4.1 -0.3 -0.5 -1.3 0.3

Nondurables less food

14.280 209.901 191.911 190.523 -9.2 -0.7 -1.2 -2.7 0.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.276 208.087 188.960 187.410 -9.9 -0.8 -1.3 -2.9 0.3

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.854 260.241 230.889 227.771 -12.5 -1.4 -1.9 -3.8 0.4

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.858 256.988 230.504 227.800 -11.4 -1.2 -1.7 -3.5 0.5

Housing

42.504 234.434 239.651 239.395 2.1 -0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2

Education and communication(2)

7.055 138.008 139.092 139.344 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.3

Education(2)

3.396 235.920 244.351 244.700 3.7 0.1 -0.1 0.3 0.4

Communication(2)

3.658 81.389 80.028 80.202 -1.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Information and information processing(2)

3.516 77.544 76.195 76.373 -1.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.082 8.299 7.929 7.959 -4.1 0.4 -0.8 0.4 0.4

Recreation(2)

5.731 115.394 116.024 116.100 0.6 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.2

Video and audio(2)

1.833 99.557 99.289 99.495 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.1 0.5

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.050 166.403 167.930 168.000 1.0 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.1

Photography(2)

0.118 77.776 75.550 75.728 -2.6 0.2 -0.8 0.5 1.0

Food and beverages

15.225 244.775 248.090 248.575 1.6 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.2

Domestically produced farm food

7.031 250.810 252.470 252.858 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.2

Other services

12.017 335.636 341.386 342.079 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3

Apparel less footwear

2.692 125.154 121.444 122.436 -2.2 0.8 0.3 -0.1 -0.9

Fuels and utilities

5.232 232.192 232.417 226.784 -2.3 -2.4 0.3 -0.2 0.2

Household energy

3.987 198.754 196.580 190.269 -4.3 -3.2 0.2 -0.5 0.2

Medical care

7.745 437.027 447.289 450.065 3.0 0.6 0.0 0.2 0.7

Transportation

14.923 212.626 197.593 195.858 -7.9 -0.9 -1.3 -2.3 0.1

Private transportation

13.841 207.737 192.689 190.464 -8.3 -1.2 -1.2 -2.5 0.0

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.710 100.574 100.702 100.134 -0.4 -0.6 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2

Utilities and public transportation

10.030 215.130 215.521 213.590 -0.7 -0.9 0.2 0.0 0.3

Household furnishings and operations

4.140 123.194 122.406 122.422 -0.6 0.0 -0.3 0.3 -0.1

Other goods and services

3.396 410.325 416.340 417.968 1.9 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.5

Personal care

2.670 219.074 221.315 222.252 1.5 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.5

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

U.S. city average

M

0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.3 -0.2

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

-0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.0

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.3 0.0 0.1

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

M

-1.2 -0.5 -0.3 -1.1 -0.7 -0.3

Midwest urban

M

-0.3 -0.3 -0.1 -0.8 -0.3 -0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

-0.3 -0.4 -0.1 -0.6 -0.2 -0.3

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

M

-0.5 -0.2 0.0 -1.0 -0.4 -0.2

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

-0.2 -0.2 0.1 -0.9 -0.3 -0.3

South urban

M

-0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.0

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

M

-0.4 -0.3 0.0 -0.6 -0.5 -0.2

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

-0.7 -0.1 0.2 -1.3 -0.7 -0.3

West urban

M

1.1 -0.2 0.0 1.0 -0.3 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.4 -0.1 0.1 1.3 -0.4 -0.2

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

M

0.1 -0.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.2

Size classes

A(4)

M

0.6 -0.1 0.0 0.4 -0.2 -0.1

B/C(3)

M

-0.4 -0.3 -0.1 -0.6 -0.5 -0.2

D

M

0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

-0.2 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 0.1 -0.3

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

1.0 -0.2 0.2 0.7 -0.7 -0.4

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

M

0.4 0.1 -0.1 0.3 0.3 0.2

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

0.5 -1.2        

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

-0.7 0.1        

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

-0.1 0.0        

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

1.1 0.2        

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

2

-0.5 -0.3        

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

2.6 0.4        

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

1.2 -0.3        

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, October 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

-0.2 -0.3 1.5 1.7

November 2014

-0.6 -0.5 1.2 1.3

December 2014

-0.6 -0.6 0.6 0.8

January 2015

-0.7 -0.5 -0.5 -0.1

February 2015

0.5 0.4 -0.4 0.0

March 2015

0.7 0.6 -0.3 -0.1

April 2015

0.2 0.2 -0.4 -0.2

May 2015

0.6 0.5 -0.2 0.0

June 2015

0.4 0.4 0.0 0.1

July 2015

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

August 2015

-0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.2

September 2015

-0.3 -0.2 -0.3 0.0

October 2015

-0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.2

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

Indexes are issued as initial estimates. Indexes are revised each quarter with the publication of January, April, July, and October data as updated expenditure estimates become available. The C-CPI-U indexes are updated quarterly until they become final. January-March indexes are final in January of the following year; April-June indexes are final in April of the following year; July-September indexes are final in July of the following year; October-December indexes are final in October of the following year.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, October 2015, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Sep.
2015
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Sep. 2015-
Oct. 2015
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Sep. 2015-
Oct. 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 L-Jun. 2015 0.3

Food

14.221 0.1 0.020 0.08 S-May 2015 0.0

Food at home

8.349 0.1 0.008 0.12 S-May 2015 -0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.135 0.8 0.009 0.27 L-Aug. 2011 1.0

Cereals and cereal products

0.367 1.3 0.005 0.44 L-Sep. 2011 1.3

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -0.7 0.000 0.64 S-Jul. 2015 -1.3

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.191 2.4 0.005 0.71 L-Mar. 2008 2.7

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.128 1.4 0.002 0.67 L-Jan. 2015 3.4

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  2.2   0.83 L-Oct. 2011 2.6

Bakery products

0.768 0.4 0.003 0.31 L-Jul. 2015 0.7

Bread(5)

0.228 0.2 0.001 0.57 S-Aug. 2015 0.0

White bread(4)(6)

  -0.5   0.81 S-Aug. 2015 -1.5

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  0.3   0.88 L-Aug. 2015 0.7

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

0.116 0.6 0.001 0.69 L-Jul. 2015 1.2

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.189 -0.1 0.000 0.64 L-Aug. 2015 0.7

Cookies(4)(6)

  -0.6   0.97 L-Aug. 2015 1.0

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  1.4   0.86 L-Oct. 2012 2.6

Other bakery products

0.235 0.9 0.002 0.66 L-Jul. 2015 1.4

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

  0.2   0.84 L-Aug. 2015 0.5

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  0.5   1.25 L-Jul. 2015 0.7

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

  1.7   0.88 L-Apr. 2015 2.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.004 -0.5 -0.011 0.22 S-May 2015 -0.5

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.840 -0.1 -0.003 0.24 L-Aug. 2015 -0.1

Meats

1.205 -0.2 -0.002 0.27 S-Aug. 2015 -0.4

Beef and veal(4)

0.577 -1.0 -0.006 0.40 S-Jan. 2010 -1.0

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.231 -0.8 -0.002 0.55 S-Jul. 2015 -1.0

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.082 -1.0 -0.001 0.87 L-Aug. 2015 -0.8

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.212 -1.2 -0.003 0.70 S-Aug. 2013 -1.3

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.052 -1.3 -0.001 0.81 S-May 2015 -2.5

Pork

0.355 0.9 0.003 0.47 - -

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.137 2.1 0.003 0.76 L-May 2014 3.2

Bacon and related products(6)

  3.4   0.95 S-Aug. 2015 1.4

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  -0.3   0.94 L-Aug. 2015 -0.3

Ham

0.074 1.1 0.001 0.91 L-Nov. 2014 1.2

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  1.5   1.16 L-Sep. 2014 1.7

Pork chops

0.059 1.0 0.001 1.17 - -

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.085 -0.1 0.000 1.01 S-Jul. 2015 -0.2

Other meats

0.273 0.3 0.001 0.48 S-Aug. 2015 0.0

Frankfurters(6)

  1.7   1.56 S-Aug. 2015 -0.2

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

  0.0   0.62 S-Jun. 2015 -0.6

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  0.9   1.72 L-Jul. 2015 2.6

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

  1.3   2.54 L-Jul. 2015 2.9

Poultry

0.352 0.5 0.002 0.63 L-Jun. 2015 0.8

Chicken(4)(5)

0.284 0.4 0.001 0.76 L-Jun. 2015 1.7

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  0.7   1.42 L-Jun. 2015 2.0

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  0.6   0.72 L-Jun. 2015 1.7

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.068 1.8 0.001 0.78 L-Feb. 2015 1.9

Fish and seafood(4)

0.283 -0.8 -0.002 0.54 - -

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.146 -0.8 -0.001 0.87 - -

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.138 -1.0 -0.001 0.53 L-Aug. 2015 0.2

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  0.3   0.88 L-Jul. 2015 1.6

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  -2.0   0.75 - -

Eggs

0.164 -4.8 -0.008 0.62 S-Feb. 2012 -5.3

Dairy and related products(4)

0.857 -0.2 -0.002 0.26 S-Aug. 2015 -0.3

Milk(4)(5)

0.259 -0.7 -0.002 0.33 S-Aug. 2015 -1.1

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

  -0.1   0.53 S-Aug. 2015 -1.5

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

  -0.9   0.45 S-Jun. 2015 -1.0

Cheese and related products

0.275 -0.8 -0.002 0.46 S-Aug. 2015 -1.4

Ice cream and related products

0.122 0.0 0.000 0.83 - -

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.202 -0.3 -0.001 0.57 S-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Fruits and vegetables

1.351 0.5 0.007 0.37 S-Jul. 2015 0.3

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.043 1.1 0.012 0.46 L-Aug. 2015 1.9

Fresh fruits

0.564 1.6 0.009 0.64 L-Aug. 2015 2.1

Apples

0.087 3.5 0.003 1.11 L-Feb. 2014 3.5

Bananas

0.086 -0.3 0.000 0.62 L-Aug. 2015 1.8

Citrus fruits(5)

0.167 2.0 0.003 1.44 L-Oct. 2014 2.2

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  2.8   1.41 L-Mar. 2014 3.4

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.225 -0.5 -0.001 1.08 S-Jun. 2015 -0.8

Fresh vegetables

0.479 0.5 0.002 0.59 S-Jul. 2015 -0.8

Potatoes

0.081 2.6 0.002 1.14 L-Aug. 2013 3.8

Lettuce

0.069 1.2 0.001 1.44 S-Aug. 2015 -1.2

Tomatoes(4)

0.084 2.3 0.002 1.42 - -

Other fresh vegetables

0.245 -0.4 -0.001 0.74 S-Jul. 2015 -1.4

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.308 -1.5 -0.005 0.49 S-Jan. 2003 -2.1

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.160 -2.3 -0.004 0.76 S-Jan. 2003 -2.7

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  -1.1   0.86 S-Dec. 2012 -3.0

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  -3.1   1.02 S-Dec. 2003 -3.7

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.090 -0.4 0.000 0.86 S-Jun. 2015 -0.7

Frozen vegetables(6)

  -0.7   1.07 S-Jun. 2015 -1.0

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.058 -0.4 0.000 0.73 S-Aug. 2015 -0.7

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

  0.0   0.79 L-Aug. 2015 0.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.949 0.2 0.002 0.34 L-Jul. 2015 0.4

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.695 0.3 0.002 0.43 L-Aug. 2015 0.4

Carbonated drinks

0.286 -0.2 0.000 0.68 L-Aug. 2015 0.5

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 0.3 0.000 0.64 L-Aug. 2015 0.3

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.395 0.8 0.003 0.61 L-Apr. 2015 0.9

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.253 -0.3 -0.001 0.44 L-Aug. 2015 -0.2

Coffee

0.157 -0.5 -0.001 0.59 L-Aug. 2015 -0.5

Roasted coffee(6)

  -0.4   0.64 S-Aug. 2015 -0.6

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  -1.1   1.03 S-Aug. 2015 -2.2

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.096 0.0 0.000 0.62 L-Aug. 2015 1.0

Other food at home

2.053 0.1 0.003 0.23 S-Aug. 2015 -0.2

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.306 -0.7 -0.002 0.58 S-Apr. 2015 -1.0

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 -0.5 0.000 0.62 S-Oct. 2014 -1.9

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.189 -0.4 -0.001 0.89 S-Jun. 2015 -0.5

Other sweets(5)

0.060 -0.9 -0.001 0.63 S-Oct. 2014 -1.8

Fats and oils

0.242 1.0 0.002 0.42 L-Jan. 2012 1.5

Butter and margarine(5)

0.076 4.0 0.003 0.65 L-Apr. 2008 6.6

Butter(6)

  5.3   0.92 L-Oct. 2014 5.3

Margarine(6)

  2.2   1.02 L-Apr. 2015 2.7

Salad dressing(5)

0.061 0.3 0.000 0.82 L-May 2015 1.1

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.105 -0.8 -0.001 0.62 S-Jul. 2015 -0.8

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   1.00 S-Jul. 2015 -2.8

Other foods

1.505 0.2 0.002 0.28 S-Aug. 2015 -0.4

Soups

0.097 1.6 0.002 1.02 - -

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.283 -0.3 -0.001 0.63 S-Aug. 2015 -0.9

Snacks(4)

0.333 -0.5 -0.002 0.66 S-Mar. 2015 -0.6

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.302 0.1 0.000 0.59 S-Aug. 2015 -0.6

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

  1.9   0.93 L-Jun. 2015 2.3

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

  1.5   1.56 S-Aug. 2015 -1.3

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  -1.5   0.87 S-Jul. 2015 -1.6

Other condiments(6)

  -0.1   0.97 S-Aug. 2015 -1.1

Baby food(4)(5)

0.054 -0.6 0.000 0.38 S-Jun. 2015 -1.2

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.435 0.9 0.004 0.51 L-Nov. 2014 1.0

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  0.4   0.55 S-Aug. 2015 -0.1

Food away from home(4)

5.872 0.2 0.012 0.06 S-Aug. 2015 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.837 0.2 0.005 0.07 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.428 0.2 0.005 0.10 S-Jul. 2015 0.1

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.217 1.3 0.003 0.16 S-Aug. 2015 -0.5

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

  2.3   0.08 S-Jun. 2015 0.1

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

0.064 -0.2 0.000 0.34 S-Sep. 2014 -0.5

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.325 0.0 0.000 0.11 L-Jun. 2015 1.0

Energy

7.617 0.3 0.022 0.15 L-Jun. 2015 1.7

Energy commodities

3.814 0.4 0.015 0.12 L-Jul. 2015 0.7

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.185 0.8 0.001 0.53 L-Mar. 2015 3.2

Fuel oil(4)

0.105 -1.1 -0.001 0.37 L-May 2015 0.7

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

0.080 2.1 0.002 0.78 L-Feb. 2014 11.0

Motor fuel

3.630 0.4 0.014 0.12 L-Jul. 2015 0.8

Gasoline (all types)

3.574 0.4 0.015 0.12 L-Jul. 2015 0.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  0.4   0.38 L-Jul. 2015 0.7

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  1.9   0.36 L-Jun. 2015 3.5

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  -0.2   0.31 L-Jul. 2015 1.3

Other motor fuels(5)

0.056 -0.8 0.000 0.12 L-Jun. 2015 1.2

Energy services(11)

3.802 0.2 0.006 0.28 L-Aug. 2015 0.5

Electricity(11)

3.041 0.4 0.012 0.35 L-Jan. 2015 0.9

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.761 -0.7 -0.005 0.28 S-Jul. 2015 -1.4

All items less food and energy

78.162 0.2 0.158 0.04 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.334 -0.1 -0.026 0.09 S-Aug. 2015 -0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.281 -0.2 -0.005 0.16 S-Aug. 2015 -0.4

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

0.259 -0.8 -0.002 0.56 S-Aug. 2015 -1.2

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.046 0.8 0.000 0.41 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.049 -0.8 0.000 0.50 S-Aug. 2015 -1.4

Other linens(4)(5)

0.164 -1.2 -0.002 0.83 S-Aug. 2015 -1.3

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.753 0.0 0.000 0.31 S-Aug. 2015 -1.3

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.262 -0.1 0.000 0.47 S-Aug. 2015 -0.5

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

0.353 0.2 0.001 0.50 S-Aug. 2015 -2.2

Other furniture(5)

0.128 -1.0 -0.001 0.61 S-May 2015 -2.2

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

           

Appliances(5)

0.264 -0.5 -0.001 0.46 S-Jul. 2015 -1.0

Major appliances(5)

0.144 -1.5 -0.002 0.67 S-Jul. 2015 -1.8

Laundry equipment(6)

  -0.3   0.95 S-Jul. 2015 -2.9

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.117 0.3 0.000 0.66 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.472 0.2 0.001 0.51 S-Aug. 2015 0.2

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.249 0.4 0.001 0.88 - -

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.107 0.9 0.001 0.50 S-Aug. 2015 0.3

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.044 -0.1 0.000 1.23 S-Jun. 2015 -1.3

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.072 -0.3 0.000 0.42 L-Aug. 2015 0.4

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.698 0.8 0.005 0.25 L-Aug. 2011 0.9

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.185 0.3 0.001 0.39 L-Dec. 2014 0.4

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.362 0.7 0.003 0.32 S-Aug. 2015 -0.3

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.834 -0.1 -0.001 0.26 S-Aug. 2015 -0.2

Household cleaning products(5)

0.331 -0.7 -0.002 0.45 S-Jun. 2015 -0.8

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.245 -0.1 0.000 0.43 S-Aug. 2015 -0.2

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.258 0.0 0.000 0.41 L-Aug. 2015 0.1

Apparel

3.422 -0.8 -0.027 0.41 S-Dec. 2014 -0.8

Men's and boys' apparel

0.856 -1.0 -0.009 0.74 S-Jul. 2015 -1.2

Men's apparel

0.679 -2.1 -0.014 0.80 S-Apr. 2015 -2.1

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.112 0.1 0.000 2.00 L-Aug. 2015 3.0

Men's furnishings

0.182 -0.6 -0.001 0.89 L-Aug. 2015 0.2

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.208 -2.5 -0.005 1.56 S-Jul. 2015 -3.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.171 -2.6 -0.004 1.57 S-Jan. 2014 -3.1

Boys' apparel

0.176 2.9 0.005 1.48 L-Mar. 2012 6.0

Women's and girls' apparel

1.478 -0.7 -0.011 0.73 L-Aug. 2015 -0.1

Women's apparel

1.249 -0.4 -0.004 0.78 - -

Women's outerwear

0.118 0.8 0.001 2.43 L-Jul. 2015 2.5

Women's dresses

0.165 -3.6 -0.006 2.38 S-Apr. 2012 -3.8

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.576 1.1 0.006 0.97 L-Apr. 2015 1.4

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

0.380 -1.3 -0.005 0.92 S-Apr. 2015 -1.3

Girls' apparel

0.229 -2.9 -0.006 1.83 L-Aug. 2015 1.0

Footwear

0.730 -0.4 -0.003 0.73 L-Aug. 2015 0.4

Men's footwear(4)

0.217 -0.5 -0.001 1.07 L-Aug. 2015 0.7

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.174 0.6 0.001 1.10 L-May 2015 1.9

Women's footwear

0.339 -0.8 -0.003 1.17 S-May 2015 -2.5

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.142 -2.2 -0.003 0.98 S-Mar. 2013 -2.3

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.218 -0.5 -0.001 0.78 S-Aug. 2015 -0.9

Watches(4)(9)

0.047 1.4 0.001 0.87 L-Jan. 2015 2.6

Jewelry(9)

0.171 -1.1 -0.002 0.96 S-Aug. 2015 -2.1

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.684 -0.3 -0.016 0.09 S-Jul. 2015 -0.3

New vehicles

3.505 -0.2 -0.007 0.14 S-Jul. 2015 -0.2

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  -0.2   0.12 S-Jul. 2015 -0.2

New cars(6)

  -0.2   0.14 - -

New trucks(14)(6)

  -0.2   0.13 S-Jan. 2015 -0.4

Used cars and trucks

1.643 -0.3 -0.005 0.01 S-Aug. 2015 -0.4

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.428 -0.9 -0.004 0.21 S-EVER -

Tires(4)

0.279 -0.7 -0.002 0.29 S-Jun. 2014 -0.8

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.149 -1.3 -0.002 0.27 S-EVER -

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

  -1.2   0.24 S-Oct. 1990 -1.2

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

  -2.4   0.52 S-Oct. 2012 -3.5

Medical care commodities

1.779 0.2 0.004 0.21 L-Aug. 2015 0.3

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.705 0.0 0.001 0.22 L-Aug. 2015 0.3

Prescription drugs

1.360 0.1 0.002 0.24 L-Aug. 2015 0.4

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.345 0.1 0.000 0.47 - -

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.074 0.1 0.000 0.39 L-May 2015 0.4

Recreation commodities(12)

1.954 -0.1 -0.003 0.17 S-Aug. 2015 -0.4

Video and audio products(12)

0.274 -0.2 0.000 0.35 S-Aug. 2015 -0.9

Televisions

0.121 -1.3 -0.002 0.60 S-Aug. 2015 -1.5

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.029 0.5 0.000 0.78 S-Aug. 2015 -0.4

Audio equipment

0.065 -0.2 0.000 0.55 S-Jul. 2015 -0.8

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

0.043 2.5 0.001 0.62 L-Dec. 2008 3.2

Pets and pet products(4)

0.643 0.0 0.000 0.30 S-Aug. 2015 -0.1

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  0.5   0.33 S-Aug. 2015 -0.4

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

  -0.7   0.43 S-Aug. 2014 -0.9

Sporting goods(4)

0.397 -0.6 -0.002 0.31 S-May 2015 -1.0

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.182 -1.6 -0.003 0.43 S-May 2014 -2.2

Sports equipment

0.209 0.0 0.000 0.44 S-Aug. 2015 -0.2

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.056 0.3 0.000 0.96 L-Jul. 2015 1.0

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

  0.1   0.64 L-Jun. 2015 0.1

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  0.1   1.06 L-Jul. 2015 1.3

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.221 -0.3 -0.001 0.48 S-Jun. 2015 -0.6

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.123 0.2 0.000 0.68 - -

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.095 -0.9 -0.001 0.59 S-Jun. 2014 -0.9

Other recreational goods(5)

0.364 0.1 0.000 0.48 S-Aug. 2015 -1.0

Toys

0.262 -0.4 -0.001 0.59 S-Aug. 2015 -0.9

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

  0.2   0.68 S-Aug. 2015 -0.9

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

0.050 2.3 0.001 1.32 L-Feb. 2009 2.7

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.041 0.9 0.000 0.42 L-Jul. 2015 1.9

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.591 -0.1 -0.001 0.30 S-Aug. 2015 -0.3

Educational books and supplies

0.206 0.4 0.001 0.45 L-Jul. 2015 0.7

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  0.7   0.41 - -

Information technology commodities(12)

0.385 -0.4 -0.002 0.40 S-Aug. 2015 -0.6

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.259 -0.9 -0.002 0.49 S-Jun. 2015 -1.0

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.067 0.5 0.000 0.82 L-Aug. 2015 1.1

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

0.059 0.7 0.000 0.84 L-Jul. 2014 0.7

Alcoholic beverages

1.003 0.6 0.006 0.16 L-Nov. 2014 0.6

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.586 1.0 0.006 0.23 L-Feb. 1991 3.4

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.269 1.0 0.003 0.28 L-Nov. 2009 1.3

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.072 0.5 0.000 0.39 L-May 2014 1.0

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

  0.3   0.40 L-Jan. 2015 0.7

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(6)

  0.0   0.55 S-Jul. 2015 -0.4

Wine at home

0.245 1.3 0.003 0.44 L-Jan. 1996 1.3

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.417 0.1 0.000 0.18 - -

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

  0.2   0.15 - -

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

  0.0   0.24 L-Aug. 2015 0.0

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

  0.1   0.20 S-Aug. 2015 0.1

Other goods(12)

1.619 0.5 0.009 0.18 L-Mar. 2013 0.5

Tobacco and smoking products

0.725 0.4 0.003 0.16 L-Aug. 2015 0.5

Cigarettes(5)

0.669 0.4 0.003 0.17 L-Aug. 2015 0.4

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.050 0.9 0.000 0.53 L-Aug. 2015 0.9

Personal care products(4)

0.712 0.6 0.005 0.31 L-Jan. 2015 1.2

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

0.364 0.3 0.001 0.46 - -

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

0.341 1.0 0.003 0.40 L-Jan. 2015 1.2

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.182 0.5 0.001 0.44 L-Aug. 2015 0.5

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  0.7   0.54 L-May 2015 1.5

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

  0.2   0.51 L-Aug. 2015 3.0

Services less energy services

58.829 0.3 0.189 0.04 - -

Shelter

33.132 0.3 0.084 0.06 - -

Rent of shelter(16)

32.758 0.3 0.090 0.06 - -

Rent of primary residence(11)

7.251 0.3 0.021 0.04 S-Aug. 2015 0.3

Lodging away from home(5)

0.922 0.8 0.007 1.89 - -

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

0.174 0.5 0.001 0.04 L-Jul. 2015 0.6

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.748 0.9 0.007 2.30 L-Jul. 2015 3.0

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

24.585 0.2 0.055 0.03 S-Aug. 2015 0.2

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

23.148 0.2 0.052 0.03 S-Aug. 2015 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.374 0.0 0.000 0.31 S-Aug. 2015 0.0

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.245 0.0 0.000 0.13 S-Jun. 2002 -0.1

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.968 -0.1 -0.001 0.16 S-Jul. 1996 -2.0

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.277 0.2 0.001 0.17 - -

Household operations(4)(5)

0.859 0.0 0.000 0.14 L-Aug. 2015 0.4

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.277   0.000 0.12 - -

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.282 -0.1 0.000 0.09 S-May 2015 -0.1

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.126 0.4 0.000 0.59 L-Aug. 2015 1.0

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.066 0.5 0.000 0.12 L-Jun. 2015 1.6

Medical care services

5.967 0.8 0.051 0.08 L-Apr. 2015 0.9

Professional services

3.033 0.0 0.001 0.10 S-Aug. 2015 -0.1

Physicians' services(11)

1.593 0.0 -0.001 0.13 S-Aug. 2015 -0.3

Dental services(11)

0.813 0.1 0.001 0.11 - -

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.278 0.3 0.001 0.38 S-Aug. 2015 -0.3

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.349 0.0 0.000 0.14 - -

Hospital and related services

2.179 1.8 0.039 0.11 L-Aug. 2013 1.8

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.871 2.0 0.039 0.12 L-Aug. 2013 2.0

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

  2.3   0.21 L-EVER -

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

  1.7   0.20 L-Apr. 2015 2.0

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

0.176 0.2 0.000 0.10 S-Jul. 2015 0.1

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

0.132 0.1 0.000 0.10 S-Aug. 2015 0.1

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.754 1.2 0.009 0.08 L-Mar. 2012 1.3

Transportation services

5.609 0.2 0.012 0.14 L-Jun. 2015 0.4

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.382 -0.1 0.000 0.31 L-Jul. 2015 0.0

Car and truck rental(5)

0.073 -0.4 0.000 1.50 L-Aug. 2015 -0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.164 0.3 0.003 0.17 L-May 2015 0.3

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.056 0.9 0.001 0.14 L-Feb. 2014 0.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.486 0.4 0.002 0.20 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.590 0.1 0.000 0.27 S-Aug. 2015 -0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.338 -0.2 -0.005 0.23 S-Dec. 2010 -0.3

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.570 0.0 0.000 0.11 - -

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

0.317 0.0 0.000 0.08 - -

Parking and other fees(5)

0.235 0.1 0.000 0.18 L-Aug. 2015 0.3

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

  0.1   0.24 L-Aug. 2015 0.3

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

  -0.1   0.17 L-Aug. 2015 0.1

Public transportation

1.082 1.3 0.014 0.36 L-Jun. 2015 1.4

Airline fare

0.663 1.5 0.010 0.51 L-Jun. 2015 2.0

Other intercity transportation

0.155 1.5 0.002 0.67 L-Aug. 2015 2.3

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

           

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

  -0.4   1.12 L-Jul. 2015 2.2

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  1.7   0.79 L-Jul. 2015 3.8

Intracity transportation(4)

0.261 0.5 0.001 0.06 L-Apr. 2015 1.1

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

  0.5   0.08 L-Apr. 2015 1.4

Recreation services(12)

3.777 0.4 0.014 0.16 L-Jun. 2015 0.4

Video and audio services(12)

1.559 0.6 0.010 0.13 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.467 0.8 0.011 0.13 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

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

0.092 -2.0 -0.002 0.90 S-Jun. 2015 -2.8

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

  -3.2   1.27 S-Jun. 2015 -5.0

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

  0.0   0.29 - -

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.407 0.2 0.001 0.11 S-Jul. 2015 0.2

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  -0.2   0.12 S-May 2013 -0.6

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.3   0.12 L-Aug. 2015 0.7

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.061 1.6 0.001 0.39 L-EVER -

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  2.4   0.14 L-Apr. 2004 2.5

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  0.6   0.57 S-Aug. 2015 -0.2

Other recreation services(5)

1.748 0.1 0.002 0.33 L-Jul. 2015 0.2

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

0.608 -0.7 -0.004 0.45 S-Feb. 2015 -1.3

Admissions(4)

0.651 0.9 0.006 0.55 L-May 2015 0.9

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

  0.2   0.52 L-Jul. 2015 0.2

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

  1.5   0.66 L-May 2015 1.9

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.213 0.1 0.000 0.18 S-Jul. 2015 0.0

Education and communication services(12)

6.463 0.4 0.023 0.07 L-Jan. 2013 0.4

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.190 0.4 0.013 0.08 L-Jun. 2015 0.6

College tuition and fees

1.890 0.6 0.011 0.12 L-Oct. 2014 0.7

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.385 0.4 0.001 0.07 L-May 2015 0.5

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.745 0.2 0.001 0.11 L-Aug. 2015 0.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.039 0.1 0.000 0.10 - -

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.143 0.2 0.000 0.02 S-Mar. 2015 0.0

Postage(4)

0.128 0.4 0.001 0.00 - -

Delivery services(5)

0.014 -2.0 0.000 0.18 S-Feb. 2009 -4.1

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.434 0.2 0.004 0.10 S-Jul. 2015 0.2

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.588 0.2 0.004 0.12 S-Jun. 2015 0.0

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.845 0.0 0.000 0.13 S-Apr. 2015 -0.1

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.685 0.8 0.006 0.26 L-Feb. 2010 1.2

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.776 0.3 0.005 0.08 - -

Personal care services(4)

0.643 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-Aug. 2015 0.0

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

0.643 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-Aug. 2015 0.0

Miscellaneous personal services

1.134 0.4 0.004 0.10 - -

Legal services(9)

0.321 0.0 0.000 0.15 S-Jun. 2015 0.0

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.174 0.6 0.001 0.12 L-Aug. 2015 0.8

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.278 0.7 0.002 0.11 L-Jun. 2015 0.8

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

0.034 0.0 0.000 0.17 S-Jul. 2015 -0.4

Financial services(4)(9)

0.231 0.3 0.001 0.28 L-Jun. 2015 1.0

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

  0.0   0.02 L-Jun. 2015 0.7

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

  0.4   0.39 L-Jun. 2015 0.8

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.779 0.2 0.180 0.04 L-Jun. 2015 0.3

All items less shelter

66.868 0.2 0.117 0.04 L-Jun. 2015 0.3

All items less food and shelter

52.647 0.2 0.097 0.05 L-Jun. 2015 0.3

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.030 0.2 0.075 0.05 L-Apr. 2015 0.2

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

43.388 0.2 0.080 0.05 L-Apr. 2015 0.2

All items less medical care

92.255 0.2 0.146 0.04 L-Jun. 2015 0.4

All items less energy

92.383 0.2 0.178 0.03 - -

Commodities

37.369 0.0 0.009 0.06 L-Jul. 2015 0.1

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.691 -0.1 -0.021 0.10 S-Jul. 2015 -0.1

Commodities less food

23.148 0.0 -0.011 0.07 L-Jul. 2015 0.0

Commodities less food and beverages

22.145 -0.1 -0.017 0.08 L-Jul. 2015 0.0

Services

62.631 0.3 0.195 0.05 L-Jun. 2015 0.3

Services less rent of shelter(16)

29.873 0.4 0.123 0.07 L-May 2014 0.4

Services less medical care services

56.664 0.3 0.149 0.05 L-Jun. 2015 0.3

Durables

8.869 -0.2 -0.016 0.08 S-Aug. 2015 -0.3

Nondurables

28.501 0.3 0.088 0.07 L-Jun. 2015 0.6

Nondurables less food

14.280 0.3 0.041 0.11 L-Jun. 2015 0.8

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.276 0.3 0.034 0.11 L-Jun. 2015 0.9

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.854 0.4 0.043 0.08 L-Jun. 2015 1.2

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.858 0.5 0.053 0.07 L-Jun. 2015 1.1

Housing

42.504 0.2 0.087 0.06 S-Aug. 2015 0.2

Education and communication(5)

7.055 0.3 0.023 0.07 - -

Education(5)

3.396 0.4 0.014 0.08 L-Jun. 2015 0.5

Communication(5)

3.658 0.2 0.008 0.10 S-Aug. 2015 0.2

Information and information processing(5)

3.516 0.2 0.008 0.10 S-Aug. 2015 0.2

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.082 0.4 0.004 0.23 - -

Recreation(5)

5.731 0.2 0.011 0.12 L-Jun. 2015 0.2

Video and audio(5)

1.833 0.5 0.009 0.14 L-Dec. 2014 0.5

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.050 0.1 0.001 0.20 S-Jul. 2015 -0.6

Photography(5)

0.118 1.0 0.001 0.54 L-Jul. 2015 1.0

Food and beverages

15.225 0.2 0.026 0.07 S-Aug. 2015 0.2

Domestically produced farm food

7.031 0.2 0.012 0.13 S-Aug. 2015 0.2

Other services

12.017 0.3 0.042 0.07 L-Jun. 2015 0.4

Apparel less footwear

2.692 -0.9 -0.024 0.48 S-Dec. 2014 -1.2

Fuels and utilities

5.232 0.2 0.008 0.21 L-Aug. 2015 0.3

Household energy

3.987 0.2 0.008 0.27 L-Aug. 2015 0.2

Medical care

7.745 0.7 0.055 0.08 L-Apr. 2015 0.7

Transportation

14.923 0.1 0.010 0.06 L-Jun. 2015 1.0

Private transportation

13.841 0.0 -0.004 0.07 L-Jul. 2015 0.3

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.710 -0.2 -0.013 0.10 - -

Utilities and public transportation

10.030 0.3 0.031 0.13 L-May 2014 0.8

Household furnishings and operations

4.140 -0.1 -0.004 0.13 S-Aug. 2015 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.396 0.5 0.015 0.09 L-Jun. 2015 0.5

Personal care

2.670 0.5 0.012 0.11 L-Jan. 2015 0.6

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

All items

100.000 0.2   0.08 L-Aug. 2015 0.2

Food

14.221 1.6 0.223 0.13 - -

Food at home

8.349 0.7 0.057 0.18 S-May 2015 0.6

Cereals and bakery products

1.135 1.6 0.018 0.40 L-Sep. 2013 1.6

Cereals and cereal products

0.367 0.8 0.003 0.67 L-Jun. 2015 1.0

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -1.9 -0.001 0.84 S-Aug. 2015 -2.9

Breakfast cereal

0.191 1.2 0.002 1.05 L-Dec. 2014 1.3

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.128 1.3 0.002 1.01 L-Jul. 2015 1.3

Rice(4)(5)

  -1.9   1.28 L-Jun. 2015 -1.8

Bakery products

0.768 2.0 0.015 0.49 L-Sep. 2013 2.1

Bread(4)

0.228 2.1 0.005 0.84 L-Jun. 2015 2.2

White bread(5)

  1.8   1.17 S-Aug. 2015 0.5

Bread other than white(5)

  2.2   1.26 L-Sep. 2013 2.4

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.116 2.6 0.003 1.13 L-Jul. 2015 3.3

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.189 2.8 0.005 1.20 L-Sep. 2013 3.6

Cookies(5)

  1.8   1.51 S-Aug. 2015 1.7

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  4.1   1.71 L-Jul. 2012 5.3

Other bakery products

0.235 1.2 0.003 1.03 L-Jul. 2015 1.2

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  2.8   1.50 L-Jul. 2015 2.9

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  0.4   1.50 S-Jun. 2015 0.3

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

  0.6   1.38 L-Jan. 2015 0.6

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.004 0.7 0.013 0.38 S-Apr. 2010 -0.3

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.840 -1.2 -0.023 0.40 L-Aug. 2015 -0.2

Meats

1.205 -1.0 -0.013 0.51 S-Mar. 2010 -2.2

Beef and veal

0.577 0.9 0.005 0.70 S-Mar. 2010 -1.9

Uncooked ground beef

0.231 -0.7 -0.002 0.99 S-Mar. 2010 -3.0

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.082 0.9 0.001 1.52 S-Oct. 2013 0.9

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.212 2.6 0.005 1.31 S-Jan. 2014 1.6

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.052 1.5 0.001 1.35 S-Feb. 2010 -1.1

Pork

0.355 -6.4 -0.024 0.81 L-Apr. 2015 -3.7

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.137 -3.5 -0.005 1.18 L-Mar. 2015 -1.4

Bacon and related products(5)

  -1.3   1.27 L-Feb. 2015 -1.0

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  -5.9   1.72 S-Jan. 2010 -5.9

Ham

0.074 -8.7 -0.007 1.93 L-Aug. 2015 -7.5

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  -10.4   1.91 L-Aug. 2015 -9.3

Pork chops

0.059 -8.0 -0.005 1.66 S-Aug. 2015 -9.0

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.085 -7.6 -0.007 1.74 L-Aug. 2015 -7.6

Other meats

0.273 2.5 0.007 0.88 L-Aug. 2015 2.8

Frankfurters(5)

  9.3   2.45 L-Feb. 2015 11.6

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  1.8   1.08 L-Aug. 2015 2.2

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  2.9   2.53 L-Aug. 2015 4.9

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  3.7   4.22 L-Apr. 2015 5.7

Poultry

0.352 -0.3 -0.001 0.83 L-Jul. 2015 0.1

Chicken(4)

0.284 -0.8 -0.002 0.94 L-Jul. 2015 -0.1

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  -2.2   1.98 L-Jul. 2015 1.6

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  -0.4   1.18 L-Jun. 2015 0.0

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.068 1.9 0.001 1.61 L-Jul. 2014 2.1

Fish and seafood

0.283 -3.1 -0.009 0.84 S-Feb. 2002 -3.6

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.146 -2.9 -0.004 1.49 L-Aug. 2015 -2.0

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.138 -3.3 -0.005 0.95 S-EVER -

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  0.8   1.25 S-Jun. 2015 -0.3

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  -6.2   1.70 S-EVER -

Eggs

0.164 30.0 0.036 1.09 S-Jul. 2015 24.9

Dairy and related products

0.857 -3.0 -0.027 0.42 S-Jan. 2010 -5.1

Milk(4)

0.259 -7.5 -0.021 0.64 S-Dec. 2009 -10.6

Fresh whole milk(5)

  -8.5   1.04 L-Aug. 2015 -8.4

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  -6.6   0.89 S-Dec. 2009 -8.4

Cheese and related products

0.275 -3.0 -0.008 0.81 S-Sep. 2012 -3.1

Ice cream and related products

0.122 1.6 0.002 1.18 L-Aug. 2015 2.5

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.202 0.3 0.001 0.81 S-May 2014 0.1

Fruits and vegetables

1.351 0.1 0.002 0.60 S-Aug. 2015 0.1

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.043 0.2 0.002 0.73 S-Aug. 2015 -0.4

Fresh fruits

0.564 -1.4 -0.008 1.01 L-Feb. 2015 0.2

Apples

0.087 -1.0 -0.001 2.01 L-Jan. 2015 0.6

Bananas

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

Citrus fruits(4)

0.167 -1.0 -0.002 2.67 S-Jun. 2015 -2.3

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  2.0   2.41 L-Aug. 2015 3.5

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.225 -2.1 -0.005 1.57 S-Jul. 2015 -6.4

Fresh vegetables

0.479 2.3 0.011 0.92 S-Aug. 2015 1.3

Potatoes

0.081 0.9 0.001 1.93 L-Jul. 2014 1.3

Lettuce

0.069 3.8 0.003 2.31 L-May 2015 5.6

Tomatoes

0.084 2.7 0.002 1.99 S-Aug. 2015 1.9

Other fresh vegetables

0.245 2.2 0.005 1.33 S-Jul. 2015 -1.1

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.308 -0.2 -0.001 0.64 S-Mar. 2015 -0.7

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.160 -1.2 -0.002 1.05 S-Mar. 2015 -1.6

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  3.0   1.33 S-Aug. 2015 1.9

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  -3.2   1.44 S-Apr. 2013 -3.2

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.090 0.7 0.001 1.18 L-Aug. 2015 2.3

Frozen vegetables(5)

  0.0   1.47 L-Aug. 2015 2.4

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.058 1.2 0.001 1.17 S-Mar. 2015 -0.4

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

  2.3   2.10 L-Aug. 2015 3.8

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.949 1.0 0.010 0.45 S-Jan. 2015 0.9

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.695 1.6 0.011 0.53 S-Jul. 2015 1.3

Carbonated drinks

0.286 0.7 0.002 0.84 S-Jun. 2015 0.3

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 1.4 0.000 1.20 S-Oct. 2014 0.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.395 2.4 0.009 0.83 L-Apr. 2015 2.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.253 -0.7 -0.002 0.78 S-Jun. 2014 -1.3

Coffee

0.157 -0.6 -0.001 1.06 S-Jul. 2014 -1.5

Roasted coffee(5)

  0.4   1.22 S-Jul. 2014 -1.8

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  -4.4   1.65 S-Feb. 2014 -6.3

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.096 -0.8 -0.001 0.88 S-May 2015 -2.5

Other food at home

2.053 2.0 0.041 0.34 L-Dec. 2012 2.0

Sugar and sweets

0.306 3.5 0.010 0.76 L-Aug. 2015 4.4

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 6.6 0.004 1.02 L-Oct. 2011 7.1

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.189 3.8 0.007 1.19 S-Apr. 2015 2.5

Other sweets(4)

0.060 -0.3 0.000 0.96 L-May 2015 -0.2

Fats and oils

0.242 -1.3 -0.003 0.66 L-Jun. 2015 -1.1

Butter and margarine(4)

0.076 -0.5 0.000 1.16 L-Jun. 2015 -0.1

Butter(5)

  -2.3   1.61 S-Jan. 2013 -3.5

Margarine(5)

  0.3   1.36 L-Jun. 2015 0.7

Salad dressing(4)

0.061 0.7 0.000 1.06 L-Jul. 2012 2.4

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.105 -3.1 -0.003 1.06 - -

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  -3.4   1.50 - -

Other foods

1.505 2.3 0.034 0.40 L-Nov. 2012 2.4

Soups

0.097 3.6 0.003 1.38 L-May 2012 4.5

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.283 1.9 0.005 0.91 L-Jun. 2015 1.9

Snacks

0.333 2.3 0.008 1.07 S-May 2015 2.1

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.302 3.6 0.010 0.90 L-Apr. 2012 4.4

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

  7.0   1.35 L-Jun. 2012 7.9

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  4.6   2.00 L-Jul. 2015 5.2

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  1.7   1.34 S-Aug. 2015 1.0

Other condiments(5)

  4.2   1.74 L-Aug. 2013 6.5

Baby food(4)

0.054 -1.0 -0.001 0.77 S-Aug. 2015 -1.2

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.435 1.8 0.008 0.70 L-Jan. 2013 3.0

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  4.7   1.20 L-Sep. 2014 4.7

Food away from home

5.872 2.9 0.166 0.17 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.837 2.6 0.071 0.23 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.428 3.0 0.071 0.29 - -

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.217 5.0 0.010 0.64 L-Jul. 2013 5.8

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

  4.7   0.41 L-Jul. 2013 6.3

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.064 2.8 0.002 1.22 S-Aug. 2015 2.2

Other food away from home(4)

0.325 3.8 0.012 0.44 L-Aug. 2015 3.9

Energy

7.617 -17.1 -1.523 0.17 L-Aug. 2015 -15.0

Energy commodities

3.814 -27.8 -1.415 0.19 L-Aug. 2015 -23.6

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.185 -25.4 -0.064 0.81 L-Jul. 2015 -24.0

Fuel oil

0.105 -32.9 -0.051 0.82 L-Jul. 2015 -29.7

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.080 -13.3 -0.013 1.48 L-Jun. 2015 -10.5

Motor fuel

3.630 -27.9 -1.351 0.20 L-Aug. 2015 -23.4

Gasoline (all types)

3.574 -27.8 -1.325 0.20 L-Aug. 2015 -23.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  -28.7   0.46 L-Aug. 2015 -24.1

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  -24.3   0.52 L-Aug. 2015 -21.4

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  -23.2   0.38 L-Aug. 2015 -19.4

Other motor fuels(4)

0.056 -32.2 -0.026 0.26 L-Aug. 2015 -30.1

Energy services(10)

3.802 -2.9 -0.109 0.30 L-Jun. 2015 -2.9

Electricity(10)

3.041 -0.5 -0.015 0.38 S-Aug. 2015 -0.6

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.761 -11.0 -0.094 0.49 L-Feb. 2015 -6.5

All items less food and energy

78.162 1.9 1.472 0.10 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.334 -0.7 -0.137 0.24 S-Jan. 2015 -0.8

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.281 -1.4 -0.047 0.30 S-Aug. 2015 -1.4

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.259 -5.0 -0.014 1.12 S-Jul. 2015 -5.1

Floor coverings(4)

0.046 -0.5 0.000 1.00 L-Jul. 2015 0.2

Window coverings(4)

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

Other linens(4)

0.164 -5.3 -0.009 1.68 S-Jul. 2015 -5.9

Furniture and bedding

0.753 -0.5 -0.004 0.70 S-Aug. 2015 -0.9

Bedroom furniture

0.262 -1.3 -0.003 1.13 S-Aug. 2015 -2.1

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

0.353 -0.3 -0.001 1.16 S-Jun. 2015 -0.7

Other furniture(4)

0.128 0.6 0.001 1.75 S-Aug. 2015 -0.3

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

           

Appliances(4)

0.264 -4.0 -0.011 0.92 S-Mar. 2015 -5.3

Major appliances(4)

0.144 -4.8 -0.007 1.24 S-Aug. 2015 -4.8

Laundry equipment(5)

  -3.6   1.34 L-Sep. 2013 -3.5

Other appliances(4)

0.117 -3.1 -0.004 1.22 S-Dec. 2014 -3.1

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.472 -2.4 -0.012 0.97 S-Aug. 2015 -3.1

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.249 -4.8 -0.013 1.78 S-Aug. 2015 -5.6

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.107 3.6 0.004 1.42 L-Jan. 2009 3.7

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.044 0.5 0.000 2.60 L-May 2015 3.8

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.072 -3.9 -0.003 1.20 S-Feb. 2015 -4.2

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.698 0.0 0.000 0.69 L-Jul. 2015 0.2

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.185 -1.1 -0.002 1.14 L-Aug. 2015 -0.1

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.362 0.5 0.002 0.82 L-Sep. 2013 1.3

Housekeeping supplies

0.834 -0.7 -0.006 0.45 S-Jun. 2015 -0.7

Household cleaning products(4)

0.331 0.0 0.000 0.73 S-Jun. 2015 -0.1

Household paper products(4)

0.245 -0.8 -0.002 0.95 S-Jul. 2015 -0.9

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.258 -1.6 -0.004 0.87 S-Apr. 2010 -1.9

Apparel

3.422 -1.9 -0.067 1.10 S-Dec. 2014 -2.0

Men's and boys' apparel

0.856 -0.8 -0.007 1.58 S-Aug. 2015 -1.3

Men's apparel

0.679 -1.1 -0.008 1.68 S-Aug. 2015 -1.6

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.112 -0.5 -0.001 4.45 L-Aug. 2015 2.2

Men's furnishings

0.182 -4.5 -0.009 1.95 L-Aug. 2015 -3.4

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.208 0.4 0.001 3.27 S-Aug. 2015 -3.8

Men's pants and shorts

0.171 0.5 0.001 2.93 S-Oct. 2014 -5.0

Boys' apparel

0.176 0.6 0.001 3.15 L-Jul. 2014 2.8

Women's and girls' apparel

1.478 -3.5 -0.054 2.28 S-Jun. 2015 -3.6

Women's apparel

1.249 -2.7 -0.035 2.36 S-Jun. 2015 -3.5

Women's outerwear

0.118 -2.3 -0.003 6.49 L-Jul. 2015 1.3

Women's dresses

0.165 -7.5 -0.013 11.82 S-Jun. 2010 -9.7

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.576 -2.8 -0.017 2.53 L-Oct. 2014 -1.5

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

0.380 -0.4 -0.002 2.23 S-Aug. 2015 -1.5

Girls' apparel

0.229 -7.7 -0.019 5.34 S-Jan. 2014 -8.8

Footwear

0.730 -0.9 -0.007 1.58 S-Jun. 2014 -1.2

Men's footwear

0.217 -1.4 -0.003 2.42 L-Aug. 2015 -0.3

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.174 -1.7 -0.003 2.48 S-Aug. 2010 -3.6

Women's footwear

0.339 -0.2 -0.001 2.86 S-May 2015 -1.1

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.142 3.4 0.005 2.06 S-Jul. 2015 1.5

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.218 -1.7 -0.004 1.91 L-Jul. 2015 -1.4

Watches(8)

0.047 -0.1 0.000 2.38 L-Aug. 2015 1.7

Jewelry(8)

0.171 -2.2 -0.004 2.38 L-Jul. 2015 -1.9

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.684 -0.4 -0.021 0.23 S-Feb. 2015 -0.4

New vehicles

3.505 0.1 0.005 0.34 S-Jun. 2014 0.0

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  0.2   0.32 S-Jul. 2014 0.2

New cars(5)

  -0.4   0.35 S-Sep. 2014 -0.4

New trucks(13)(5)

  0.7   0.35 S-Jun. 2014 0.6

Used cars and trucks

1.643 -1.4 -0.023 0.12 L-Jul. 2015 -1.1

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.428 -0.8 -0.003 0.42 S-Jul. 2014 -1.0

Tires

0.279 -1.2 -0.003 0.58 S-Aug. 2015 -1.4

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.149 -0.1 0.000 0.51 S-Aug. 1999 -0.2

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  0.3   0.66 S-Aug. 2004 0.3

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  -2.2   0.81 S-Jan. 2010 -2.4

Medical care commodities

1.779 2.8 0.048 0.64 L-Aug. 2015 3.4

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.705 2.9 0.049 0.66 - -

Prescription drugs

1.360 3.7 0.048 0.82 S-Aug. 2014 3.6

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.345 0.2 0.001 0.81 L-Feb. 2015 0.2

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.074 -1.2 -0.001 1.18 S-Apr. 2014 -1.4

Recreation commodities(11)

1.954 -2.6 -0.052 0.45 S-Aug. 2015 -2.6

Video and audio products(11)

0.274 -7.1 -0.021 0.71 L-Jun. 2014 -6.7

Televisions

0.121 -13.3 -0.018 1.27 S-May 2015 -14.5

Other video equipment(4)

0.029 -5.1 -0.002 2.04 L-Jun. 2015 -4.4

Audio equipment

0.065 -3.0 -0.002 1.54 S-Aug. 2015 -4.3

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.043 2.3 0.001 1.31 L-Jun. 2014 2.4

Pets and pet products

0.643 -0.9 -0.006 0.75 S-Aug. 2014 -1.4

Pet food(4)(5)

  -1.6   0.73 L-Jun. 2015 -0.4

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

  -0.4   1.57 S-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Sporting goods

0.397 -1.7 -0.007 0.98 S-Jun. 2015 -2.2

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.182 -0.6 -0.001 1.25 S-Apr. 2015 -0.6

Sports equipment

0.209 -2.6 -0.006 1.25 L-Feb. 2015 -2.6

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.056 -7.6 -0.005 2.13 L-Jul. 2015 -6.0

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

  -4.3   3.72 L-Aug. 2015 -2.1

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -8.3   2.32 L-Jul. 2015 -7.2

Recreational reading materials

0.221 1.4 0.003 1.23 S-Jun. 2015 1.2

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.123 2.1 0.002 1.55 S-Jun. 2015 1.7

Recreational books(4)

0.095 0.5 0.000 1.76 S-Jul. 2015 0.4

Other recreational goods(4)

0.364 -4.4 -0.017 1.31 L-Apr. 2015 -4.3

Toys

0.262 -6.0 -0.017 1.52 - -

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

  -3.9   1.31 L-Jun. 2015 -3.8

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.050 0.1 0.000 3.78 L-Dec. 2014 0.1

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.041 0.6 0.000 1.24 L-Aug. 2015 2.3

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.591 -3.7 -0.022 0.87 - -

Educational books and supplies

0.206 4.3 0.008 1.22 S-Nov. 2014 4.2

College textbooks(14)(5)

  5.1   1.32 - -

Information technology commodities(11)

0.385 -7.4 -0.031 1.09 L-Oct. 2014 -6.4

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.259 -7.5 -0.021 1.27 S-Aug. 2015 -9.0

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.067 -0.1 0.000 1.91 - -

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

0.059 -14.3 -0.010 3.25 L-Jul. 2015 -13.0

Alcoholic beverages

1.003 1.1 0.011 0.31 L-Jul. 2015 1.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.586 0.7 0.004 0.46 L-Dec. 2014 0.7

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.269 1.6 0.004 0.51 L-Sep. 2014 1.6

Distilled spirits at home

0.072 -0.5 0.000 0.63 L-Aug. 2015 0.0

Whiskey at home(5)

  -1.1   1.12 L-Aug. 2015 -0.1

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  -0.3   1.00 S-Jul. 2014 -0.8

Wine at home

0.245 0.2 0.000 0.86 L-May 2015 0.2

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.417 1.7 0.007 0.42 S-Aug. 2014 1.6

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

  1.7   0.55 - -

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  1.4   0.80 S-Jul. 2014 1.4

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  3.7   0.61 S-Aug. 2015 3.7

Other goods(11)

1.619 0.8 0.013 0.40 L-May 2015 0.9

Tobacco and smoking products

0.725 3.4 0.024 0.44 S-Jun. 2015 2.5

Cigarettes(4)

0.669 3.5 0.023 0.46 S-Jun. 2015 2.5

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.050 2.2 0.001 1.26 L-Aug. 2015 3.4

Personal care products

0.712 -0.6 -0.005 0.79 L-Jun. 2015 -0.2

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

0.364 -0.3 -0.001 1.10 L-Jul. 2015 0.1

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.341 -1.0 -0.003 1.18 L-Apr. 2015 -0.8

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.182 -3.4 -0.007 1.06 L-Jun. 2015 -3.2

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  -3.2   1.13 L-Jun. 2015 -2.8

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -1.8   1.47 L-May 2015 -1.8

Services less energy services

58.829 2.8 1.609 0.11 L-Nov. 2008 2.9

Shelter

33.132 3.2 1.030 0.16 - -

Rent of shelter(15)

32.758 3.2 1.022 0.16 - -

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.251 3.7 0.263 0.17 - -

Lodging away from home(4)

0.922 2.1 0.018 2.00 L-Jul. 2015 2.9

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

0.174 2.9 0.005 0.26 - -

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.748 1.8 0.013 2.41 L-Jul. 2015 2.9

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

24.585 3.1 0.741 0.16 - -

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

23.148 3.1 0.696 0.16 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.374 2.1 0.008 0.95 L-Aug. 2015 2.2

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.245 4.2 0.050 0.47 S-Oct. 2014 3.9

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.968 5.0 0.046 0.55 S-Oct. 2014 4.5

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.277 1.6 0.004 0.61 L-Feb. 2015 1.6

Household operations(4)

0.859 2.4 0.020 0.38 S-Apr. 2014 2.4

Domestic services(4)

0.277 1.0 0.003 0.42 S-Feb. 2012 0.4

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.282 2.2 0.006 0.58 S-Dec. 2013 0.9

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.126 6.4 0.008 1.30 S-May 2015 5.4

Repair of household items(4)

0.066 2.7 0.002 0.70 L-Aug. 2015 2.9

Medical care services

5.967 3.0 0.178 0.24 L-May 2014 3.0

Professional services

3.033 1.8 0.053 0.30 S-Aug. 2015 1.7

Physicians' services(10)

1.593 1.9 0.030 0.46 S-Aug. 2015 1.8

Dental services(10)

0.813 2.5 0.020 0.54 S-Jun. 2015 2.5

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.278 0.3 0.001 0.74 L-Feb. 2015 0.7

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.349 0.7 0.002 0.56 S-Jul. 2015 0.5

Hospital and related services

2.179 4.9 0.103 0.41 L-Jul. 2014 5.5

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.871 5.3 0.096 0.46 L-Jul. 2014 6.0

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

  5.2   0.91 L-Dec. 2014 5.5

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

  4.4   0.63 L-May 2015 5.3

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

0.176 3.1 0.005 0.44 - -

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.132 1.6 0.002 0.74 L-Jan. 2015 1.8

Health insurance(7)

0.754 3.0 0.022 0.25 L-Jun. 2013 3.6

Transportation services

5.609 1.8 0.102 0.31 S-Jun. 2015 1.7

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.382 -2.2 -0.009 1.26 S-Nov. 2014 -2.3

Car and truck rental(4)

0.073 1.3 0.001 2.42 S-May 2015 1.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.164 1.4 0.016 0.33 - -

Motor vehicle body work

0.056 1.7 0.001 0.68 L-Jan. 2015 1.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.486 1.1 0.005 0.44 L-Aug. 2015 1.1

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.590 1.6 0.009 0.53 S-Aug. 2014 1.3

Motor vehicle insurance

2.338 4.7 0.106 0.59 S-Dec. 2014 4.7

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.570 2.5 0.014 0.45 S-Aug. 2015 1.9

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

0.317 2.8 0.009 0.66 S-Aug. 2015 1.2

Parking and other fees(4)

0.235 2.1 0.005 0.47 S-Jun. 2015 2.1

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  2.9   0.63 L-Aug. 2015 3.1

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  0.4   0.75 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Public transportation

1.082 -2.3 -0.026 0.75 L-Feb. 2015 -1.9

Airline fare

0.663 -5.2 -0.038 0.98 L-Jun. 2015 -5.2

Other intercity transportation

0.155 4.1 0.006 1.86 L-Nov. 2010 5.1

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

           

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  0.8   1.59 L-Apr. 2015 1.1

Ship fare(4)(5)

  7.0   2.34 L-EVER -

Intracity transportation

0.261 2.3 0.006 0.22 L-Aug. 2015 2.4

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  2.7   0.59 L-Aug. 2015 2.7

Recreation services(11)

3.777 2.4 0.087 0.52 L-Aug. 2015 2.5

Video and audio services(11)

1.559 1.3 0.020 0.39 S-Jul. 2015 1.2

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.467 1.4 0.020 0.40 - -

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

0.092 0.0 0.000 1.79 S-Jul. 2015 -1.6

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -3.1   2.46 S-Jul. 2015 -7.0

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

  3.7   0.99 S-Jun. 2015 3.4

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.407 4.1 0.016 0.44 - -

Pet services(4)(5)

  2.9   1.08 S-Aug. 2015 2.9

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  4.4   0.58 L-Dec. 2011 4.6

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.061 2.3 0.001 1.18 L-Sep. 2014 2.6

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  -0.2   0.77 L-Jul. 2015 -0.1

Film processing(4)(5)

  4.3   1.23 L-Apr. 2011 4.6

Other recreation services(4)

1.748 2.9 0.050 1.03 L-Aug. 2015 3.0

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

0.608 1.0 0.006 1.34 S-May 2015 -0.2

Admissions

0.651 4.7 0.029 1.31 L-Aug. 2008 4.7

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

  2.6   0.98 L-May 2015 2.6

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  8.8   1.47 L-Aug. 2015 9.5

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.213 2.6 0.005 0.60 S-Aug. 2015 2.4

Education and communication services(11)

6.463 1.4 0.090 0.19 L-Sep. 2014 1.7

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.190 3.7 0.114 0.31 S-Aug. 2015 3.5

College tuition and fees

1.890 3.5 0.065 0.45 S-Aug. 2015 3.3

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.385 3.7 0.014 0.42 L-Jul. 2015 3.8

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.745 4.2 0.030 0.52 - -

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.039 1.1 0.000 0.48 S-EVER -

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.143 -0.2 0.000 0.35 S-EVER -

Postage

0.128 0.0 0.000 0.38 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.014 -2.0 0.000 0.53 S-Nov. 2009 -6.6

Telephone services(4)

2.434 -0.3 -0.008 0.30 L-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.588 -1.8 -0.029 0.39 L-Sep. 2014 -1.3

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.845 2.5 0.021 0.42 L-Aug. 2015 2.5

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.685 -2.1 -0.015 0.75 L-Jul. 2015 -1.9

Other personal services(11)

1.776 2.9 0.050 0.29 - -

Personal care services

0.643 2.7 0.017 0.43 S-Aug. 2015 2.7

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.643 2.7 0.017 0.43 S-Aug. 2015 2.7

Miscellaneous personal services

1.134 2.9 0.033 0.40 - -

Legal services(8)

0.321 2.5 0.008 0.66 S-Aug. 2015 1.7

Funeral expenses(8)

0.174 3.0 0.005 0.63 L-Sep. 2013 3.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.278 2.8 0.008 0.42 L-Jun. 2015 2.8

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.034 2.3 0.001 0.68 S-Aug. 2015 1.4

Financial services(8)

0.231 3.9 0.009 1.01 - -

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

  1.2   0.60 - -

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

  4.8   1.40 S-Sep. 2014 4.3

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.779 -0.1 -0.052 0.09 L-Aug. 2015 0.0

All items less shelter

66.868 -1.3 -0.859 0.10 L-Aug. 2015 -1.2

All items less food and shelter

52.647 -2.0 -1.082 0.12 L-Aug. 2015 -1.9

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.030 1.0 0.442 0.13 - -

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

43.388 1.1 0.465 0.14 - -

All items less medical care

92.255 -0.1 -0.055 0.08 L-Aug. 2015 0.0

All items less energy

92.383 1.9 1.694 0.08 - -

Commodities

37.369 -3.4 -1.329 0.13 L-Aug. 2015 -3.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.691 -0.6 -0.114 0.27 S-Dec. 2010 -0.8

Commodities less food

23.148 -6.3 -1.552 0.19 L-Aug. 2015 -5.6

Commodities less food and beverages

22.145 -6.6 -1.563 0.20 L-Aug. 2015 -5.9

Services

62.631 2.4 1.500 0.10 L-Feb. 2015 2.4

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.873 1.6 0.478 0.12 L-Feb. 2015 1.7

Services less medical care services

56.664 2.4 1.322 0.11 L-Feb. 2015 2.4

Durables

8.869 -1.2 -0.107 0.19 S-Aug. 2015 -1.2

Nondurables

28.501 -4.1 -1.222 0.16 L-Aug. 2015 -3.6

Nondurables less food

14.280 -9.2 -1.445 0.26 L-Aug. 2015 -8.2

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.276 -9.9 -1.456 0.28 L-Aug. 2015 -8.7

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.854 -12.5 -1.389 0.17 L-Aug. 2015 -11.0

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.858 -11.4 -1.378 0.15 L-Aug. 2015 -10.1

Housing

42.504 2.1 0.882 0.13 - -

Education and communication(4)

7.055 1.0 0.068 0.20 L-Sep. 2014 1.3

Education(4)

3.396 3.7 0.122 0.30 S-Aug. 2015 3.6

Communication(4)

3.658 -1.5 -0.054 0.25 L-Oct. 2014 -1.3

Information and information processing(4)

3.516 -1.5 -0.054 0.26 L-Oct. 2014 -1.5

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.082 -4.1 -0.046 0.66 L-Jun. 2015 -3.7

Recreation(4)

5.731 0.6 0.035 0.35 - -

Video and audio(4)

1.833 -0.1 -0.001 0.36 S-Jul. 2015 -0.3

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.050 1.0 0.010 0.48 S-Jul. 2015 1.0

Photography(4)

0.118 -2.6 -0.003 1.30 L-Jul. 2015 -2.5

Food and beverages

15.225 1.6 0.234 0.12 - -

Domestically produced farm food

7.031 0.8 0.057 0.20 S-May 2015 0.6

Other services

12.017 1.9 0.227 0.20 L-Jul. 2014 2.1

Apparel less footwear

2.692 -2.2 -0.060 1.32 S-Jul. 2015 -2.3

Fuels and utilities

5.232 -2.3 -0.122 0.23 L-Jun. 2015 -2.2

Household energy

3.987 -4.3 -0.172 0.29 L-Jun. 2015 -4.1

Medical care

7.745 3.0 0.226 0.24 L-Dec. 2014 3.0

Transportation

14.923 -7.9 -1.269 0.16 L-Aug. 2015 -6.8

Private transportation

13.841 -8.3 -1.243 0.16 L-Aug. 2015 -7.1

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.710 -0.4 -0.025 0.25 S-Feb. 2015 -0.5

Utilities and public transportation

10.030 -0.7 -0.072 0.17 L-Feb. 2015 0.4

Household furnishings and operations

4.140 -0.6 -0.026 0.25 S-Mar. 2015 -0.6

Other goods and services

3.396 1.9 0.062 0.25 L-Oct. 2014 1.9

Personal care

2.670 1.5 0.038 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: November 17, 2015