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Consumer Price Index News Release

 Transmission of material in this release is embargoed until                                        
 8:30 a.m. (ET) December 10, 2020         USDL-20-2218

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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – NOVEMBER 2020

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent 
 in November on a seasonally adjusted basis after being unchanged in October, 
 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, 
 the all items index increased 1.2 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 The seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index was broad-based, with 
 no component accounting for more than a quarter of the increase. The food index 
 declined in November, as a decrease in the food at home index more than offset 
 a small increase in the food away from home index. The index for energy rose 
 in November, as increases in indexes for natural gas and electricity more than 
 offset a decline in the index for gasoline.  
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in November 
 after being unchanged the prior month. The indexes for lodging away from home, 
 household furnishings and operations, recreation, apparel, airline fares, and 
 motor vehicle insurance all increased in November. The indexes for used cars 
 and trucks, medical care, and new vehicles all declined over the month. 

 The all items index rose 1.2 percent for the 12 months ending November, the 
 same increase as for the period ending October. The index for all items less 
 food and energy rose 1.6 percent over the last 12 months, also the same 
 increase as the period ending October. The food index rose 3.7 percent over 
 the last 12 months, while the energy index fell 9.4 percent.
 

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

                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from
                                          preceding month
                                                                          Un-
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              May   June  July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.   ended
                              2020  2020  2020  2020  2020  2020  2020   Nov.
                                                                         2020

 All items..................   -.1    .6    .6    .4    .2    .0    .2      1.2
  Food......................    .7    .6   -.4    .1    .0    .2   -.1      3.7
   Food at home.............   1.0    .7  -1.1   -.1   -.4    .1   -.3      3.6
   Food away from home (1)..    .4    .5    .5    .3    .6    .3    .1      3.8
  Energy....................  -1.8   5.1   2.5    .9    .8    .1    .4     -9.4
   Energy commodities.......  -3.5  11.7   5.3   2.0   -.1   -.5   -.2    -19.3
    Gasoline (all types)....  -3.5  12.3   5.6   2.0    .1   -.5   -.4    -19.3
    Fuel oil................  -6.3  10.2   4.3   3.9  -5.3   -.3   3.6    -26.4
   Energy services..........   -.5   -.2    .0   -.2   1.6    .8   1.1      2.3
    Electricity.............   -.8   -.3    .3   -.2    .9   1.2    .5      1.6
    Utility (piped) gas
       service..............    .8    .0  -1.0   -.2   4.2   -.7   3.1      4.4
  All items less food and
     energy.................   -.1    .2    .6    .4    .2    .0    .2      1.6
   Commodities less food and
      energy commodities....   -.2    .2    .7   1.0    .8   -.2    .1      1.4
    New vehicles............    .3    .0    .8    .0    .3    .4   -.1      1.6
    Used cars and trucks....   -.4  -1.2   2.3   5.4   6.7   -.1  -1.3     10.9
    Apparel.................  -2.3   1.7   1.1    .6   -.5  -1.2    .9     -5.2
    Medical care commodities    .1    .2    .0   -.1    .0   -.8   -.3     -1.1
   Services less energy
      services..............    .0    .3    .6    .2    .0    .1    .2      1.7
    Shelter.................    .2    .1    .2    .1    .1    .1    .1      1.9
    Transportation services   -3.6   2.1   3.6    .0   -.9    .1   1.8     -3.4
    Medical care services...    .6    .5    .5    .1    .0   -.3   -.1      3.2

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.


 Food

 The food index declined 0.1 percent in November following a 0.2-percent increase 
 in October. The index for food at home declined 0.3 percent after rising in 
 October. Major grocery store food group indexes were mixed in November. The index 
 for nonalcoholic beverages fell 0.9 percent in November, its largest monthly 
 decline since December 2010. The index for other food at home fell 0.6 percent 
 in November, and the index for cereals and bakery products decreased 0.5 percent; 
 both indexes increased in October.
 
 The dairy and related products index rose 0.3 percent in November after falling 
 in September and October. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increased 
 0.1 percent in November. The index for fruits and vegetables was unchanged in 
 November after rising 0.1 percent in October. The index for food away from home 
 rose in November, but the 0.1-percent increase was the smallest since April.
 
 The food at home index increased 3.6 percent over the past 12 months. All six 
 major grocery store food group indexes increased over the period. The largest 
 increase was the meats, poultry, fish, and eggs index which rose 5.9 percent 
 as the beef index increased 7.5 percent. The smallest increase was for the 
 cereals and bakery products index, which increased 2.4 percent over the last 
 12 months. The index for food away from home rose 3.8 percent over the last 
 year. The index for limited service meals rose 5.9 percent, and the index for 
 full service meals rose 2.9 percent over the span. 
 
 Energy

 The energy index rose for the sixth month in a row in November, increasing 0.4 
 percent. The index for natural gas rose 3.1 percent in November after declining 
 in October. The electricity index rose 0.5 percent in November, its third 
 consecutive monthly increase. The index for fuel oil also increased in November, 
 rising 3.6 percent. In contrast to these increases, the gasoline index declined 
 for the second month in a row, falling 0.4 percent. (Before seasonal adjustment, 
 gasoline prices fell 2.7 percent in November.) 

 The energy index fell 9.4 percent over the past 12 months. Energy commodity 
 indexes fell sharply over the period, with the fuel oil index declining 26.4 
 percent and the gasoline index decreasing 19.3 percent. Energy service indexes 
 rose over the last 12 months, with the index for natural gas increasing 4.4 
 percent and the index for electricity rising 1.6 percent.  

 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in November after 
 being unchanged in October. The shelter index rose 0.1 percent in November, the 
 fourth 0.1-percent increase in a row. However, the indexes for rent and owners’ 
 equivalent rent were both unchanged in November after both rising 0.2 percent 
 in October. The index for lodging away from home rose sharply in November, 
 increasing 3.9 percent after falling 3.2 percent in October. 

 The index for household furnishings and operations rose 0.7 percent in November 
 after falling in each of the prior 2 months. The recreation index rose 0.4 
 percent in November; this was the same increase as last month and the fourth 
 consecutive monthly advance. The apparel index rose 0.9 percent in November 
 after declining in September and October. The index for airline fares rose 3.5 
 percent in November after increasing 6.3 percent in October. The index for 
 motor vehicle insurance rose 1.1 percent in November after falling in September 
 and October. The indexes for education, for alcoholic beverages, and for 
 tobacco also increased in November.

 The index for used cars and trucks fell 1.3 percent in November, its second 
 consecutive monthly decline after sharp increases in prior months. The index for 
 medical care declined slightly in November, falling 0.1 percent. The index for 
 hospital services rose 0.3 percent and the index for physicians’ services rose 
 0.1 percent, while the index for prescription drugs declined 0.1 percent over 
 the month. The new vehicles index declined 0.1 percent in November after rising 
 in September and October.

 The index for all items less food and energy rose 1.6 percent over the past 12 
 months. The shelter index rose 1.9 percent over the last 12 months, its smallest 
 12-month increase since the period ending December 2011. The used cars and trucks 
 index increased 10.9 percent over the last 12 months and the medical care index 
 increased 2.4 percent. Despite the monthly increases in November, the indexes 
 for apparel, airline fares, and motor vehicle insurance all declined over the 
 past 12 months.

 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.2 percent 
 over the last 12 months to an index level of 260.229 (1982-84=100). For the 
 month, the index declined 0.1 prior to seasonal adjustment.  
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) 
 increased 1.3 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 253.826 
 (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) increased 
 0.9 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 December 2020 is scheduled to be released on 
 Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. (ET).
 
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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Impact on November 2020 Consumer Price Index Data

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

 Brief Explanation of the CPI

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

 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) 
 is based on the expenditures of households included in the CPI-U definition 
 that meet two requirements: more than one-half of the household's income must 
 come from clerical or wage occupations, and at least one of the household's 
 earners must have been employed for at least 37 weeks during the previous 12 
 months. The CPI-W population represents about 29 percent of the total U.S. 
 population and is a subset of the CPI-U population.
 
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, fuels, transportation, 
 doctors’ and dentists’ services, drugs, and other goods and services that 
 people buy for day-to-day living. Prices are collected each month in 75 urban 
 areas across the country from about 6,000 housing units and approximately 22,000 
 retail establishments (department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling 
 stations, and other types of stores and service establishments). All taxes 
 directly associated with the purchase and use of items are included in the 
 index. Prices of fuels and a few other items are obtained every month in all 
 75 locations. Prices of most other commodities and services are collected every 
 month in the three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas. 
 Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or telephone 
 calls by the Bureau’s trained representatives.

 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each location 
 are aggregated using weights, which represent their importance in the spending 
 of the appropriate population group. Local data are then combined to obtain a 
 U.S. city average. For the CPI-U and CPI-W, separate indexes are also published 
 by size of city, by region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions 
 and population-size classes, and for 23 selected local areas. Area indexes do 
 not measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only measure 
 the average change in prices for each area since the base period. For the C-CPI-U, 
 data are issued only at the national level. The CPI-U and CPI-W are considered 
 final when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and subject 
 to three subsequent quarterly revisions. 

 The index measures price change from a designed reference date. For most of the 
 CPI-U and the CPI-W, the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100. The reference base 
 for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.  An increase of 7 percent from the 
 reference base, for example, is shown as 107.000. Alternatively, that relationship 
 can also be expressed as the price of a base period market basket of goods and 
 services rising from $100 to $107. 

 Sampling Error in the CPI

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

 Calculating Index Changes

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

 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) produces both unadjusted and seasonally adjusted data. 
 Seasonally adjusted data are computed using seasonal factors derived by the X-13ARIMA-
 SEATS seasonal adjustment method. These factors are updated each February, and the new 
 factors are used to revise the previous 5 years of seasonally adjusted data. The 
 factors are available at www.bls.gov/cpi/tables/seasonal-adjustment/seasonal-factors-2020.pdf. 
 For more information on data revision scheduling, please see the Factsheet on Seasonal 
 Adjustment at www.bls.gov/cpi/seasonal-adjustment/questions-and-answers.htm and the 
 Timeline of Seasonal Adjustment Methodological Changes at 
 www.bls.gov/cpi/seasonal-adjustment/timeline-seasonal-adjustment-methodology-changes.htm. 

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

 Intervention Analysis

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

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

 For the seasonal factors introduced for January 2020, BLS adjusted 53 series using 
 intervention analysis seasonal adjustment, including selected food and beverage items, motor 
 fuels, electricity, and vehicles. 

 Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Indexes

 Seasonally adjusted data, including the U.S. city average all items index levels, are subject 
 to revision for up to 5 years after their original release. Every year, economists in the CPI 
 calculate new seasonal factors for seasonally adjusted series and apply them to the last 5 
 years of data. Seasonally adjusted indexes beyond the last 5 years of data are considered to 
 be final and not subject to revision. For January 2020, revised seasonal factors and seasonally 
 adjusted indexes for 2015 to 2019 were calculated and published. For series which are directly 
 adjusted using the Census X-13ARIMA-SEATS seasonal adjustment software, the seasonal factors 
 for 2019 will be applied to data for 2020 to produce the seasonally adjusted 2020 indexes. 
 Series which are indirectly seasonally adjusted by summing seasonally adjusted component 
 series have seasonal factors which are derived and are therefore not available in advance. 

 Determining Seasonal Status

 Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based upon certain statistical 
 criteria. Using these criteria, BLS economists determine whether a series should change its 
 status from "not seasonally adjusted" to "seasonally adjusted", or vice versa. If any of the 
 81 components of the U.S. city average all items index change their seasonal adjustment status 
 from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally adjusted data will be used 
 in the aggregation of the dependent series for the last 5 years, but the seasonally adjusted 
 indexes before that period will not be changed. Twenty-eight of the 81 components of the U.S. 
 city average all items index are not seasonally adjusted for 2020.

 Contact Information

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

 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI visit 
 www.bls.gov/cpi/seasonal-adjustment/home.htm or contact the CPI seasonal adjustment section at 
 202-691-6968 or cpiseas@bls.gov. 
 
 Information from this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon 
 request. Voice phone: 202-691-5200; Federal Relay Service: 1-800-877-8339.  








Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, November 2020 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Oct.
2020
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Nov.
2019
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Nov.
2019-
Nov.
2020
Oct.
2020-
Nov.
2020
Aug.
2020-
Sep.
2020
Sep.
2020-
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2020-
Nov.
2020

All items

100.000 257.208 260.388 260.229 1.2 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2

Food

14.113 259.467 269.828 269.069 3.7 -0.3 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Food at home

7.795 241.726 251.937 250.407 3.6 -0.6 -0.4 0.1 -0.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.005 276.166 284.740 282.782 2.4 -0.7 0.0 0.3 -0.5

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.745 250.491 265.796 265.307 5.9 -0.2 -0.4 0.4 0.1

Dairy and related products

0.783 221.515 229.155 229.503 3.6 0.2 -0.5 -0.9 0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.352 297.472 309.071 306.311 3.0 -0.9 -0.4 0.1 0.0

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.935 170.675 178.400 175.869 3.0 -1.4 -0.8 -0.1 -0.9

Other food at home

1.974 211.250 218.758 217.310 2.9 -0.7 -0.6 0.3 -0.6

Food away from home(1)

6.318 287.255 297.893 298.253 3.8 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.1

Energy

6.104 214.636 196.458 194.388 -9.4 -1.1 0.8 0.1 0.4

Energy commodities

2.988 237.972 196.835 192.126 -19.3 -2.4 -0.1 -0.5 -0.2

Fuel oil

0.074 284.797 202.805 209.579 -26.4 3.3 -5.3 -0.3 3.6

Motor fuel

2.856 233.851 193.647 188.544 -19.4 -2.6 0.1 -0.6 -0.4

Gasoline (all types)

2.795 232.575 192.792 187.609 -19.3 -2.7 0.1 -0.5 -0.4

Energy services

3.116 201.387 205.445 205.921 2.3 0.2 1.6 0.8 1.1

Electricity

2.439 210.365 215.570 213.787 1.6 -0.8 0.9 1.2 0.5

Utility (piped) gas service

0.677 171.629 172.255 179.226 4.4 4.0 4.2 -0.7 3.1

All items less food and energy

79.782 265.108 269.328 269.473 1.6 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.338 143.722 146.261 145.750 1.4 -0.3 0.8 -0.2 0.1

Apparel

2.774 122.986 119.172 116.602 -5.2 -2.2 -0.5 -1.2 0.9

New vehicles

3.729 145.728 147.956 148.063 1.6 0.1 0.3 0.4 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

2.814 137.407 154.381 152.324 10.9 -1.3 6.7 -0.1 -1.3

Medical care commodities

1.591 383.025 380.371 378.810 -1.1 -0.4 0.0 -0.8 -0.3

Alcoholic beverages

1.036 252.463 258.936 259.995 3.0 0.4 -0.2 0.3 0.4

Tobacco and smoking products

0.602 1,142.857 1,186.127 1,192.609 4.4 0.5 0.4 -0.2 0.3

Services less energy services

59.445 341.032 346.220 346.884 1.7 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2

Shelter

33.283 321.267 327.273 327.435 1.9 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1

Rent of primary residence

7.845 335.819 343.615 344.039 2.4 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

24.218 329.745 336.965 337.247 2.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0

Medical care services

7.315 547.735 565.999 565.345 3.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.1

Physicians' services

1.819 385.010 392.099 392.156 1.9 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.1

Hospital services(3)

2.216 345.227 354.289 355.164 2.9 0.2 0.6 -0.6 0.3

Transportation services

5.094 326.686 309.965 315.554 -3.4 1.8 -0.9 0.1 1.8

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.094 299.260 308.569 309.949 3.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.4

Motor vehicle insurance

1.557 571.987 531.217 537.765 -6.0 1.2 -3.5 -2.3 1.1

Airline fares

0.664 268.994 215.993 223.360 -17.0 3.4 -2.0 6.3 3.5

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


Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, November 2020 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Oct.
2020
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Nov.
2019-
Nov.
2020
Oct.
2020-
Nov.
2020
Aug.
2020-
Sep.
2020
Sep.
2020-
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2020-
Nov.
2020

All items

100.000 1.2 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2

Food

14.113 3.7 -0.3 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Food at home

7.795 3.6 -0.6 -0.4 0.1 -0.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.005 2.4 -0.7 0.0 0.3 -0.5

Cereals and cereal products

0.307 2.7 -0.5 0.8 0.1 0.0

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.042 3.5 -2.5 -0.5 1.1 0.7

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.142 3.1 -0.6 2.0 0.2 -0.6

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.123 1.9 0.1 -1.4 -0.5 0.1

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  3.7 1.2 -0.5 -0.6 1.2

Bakery products(1)

0.698 2.2 -0.8 -0.1 0.3 -0.8

Bread(1)(2)

0.201 2.7 -0.5 0.3 0.7 -0.5

White bread(1)(3)

  2.8 -0.6 -0.3 0.7 -0.6

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  3.0 -0.6 0.9 0.8 -0.6

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(2)

0.101 2.7 -0.6 -0.2 -0.9 -0.7

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.179 0.5 -0.5 -0.5 1.1 -1.5

Cookies(1)(3)

  1.7 -1.7 -0.8 2.1 -1.7

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  -4.2 0.1 -0.5 -0.7 0.1

Other bakery products

0.217 3.0 -1.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.5

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

  5.0 1.0 -2.0 1.5 1.0

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  5.4 -0.7 -0.2 -0.6 2.4

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

  -0.5 -3.4 1.5 0.0 -2.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.745 5.9 -0.2 -0.4 0.4 0.1

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.648 6.0 -0.3 -0.3 0.3 0.1

Meats

1.036 6.1 -0.6 -0.8 0.6 0.1

Beef and veal

0.474 7.5 -0.1 -0.6 0.7 0.1

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.174 7.7 0.4 -1.9 0.3 0.4

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.073 11.3 0.6 -0.7 -3.0 0.6

Uncooked beef steaks(2)

0.182 5.8 -1.0 -0.9 1.6 -0.2

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.044 8.2 0.5 -0.5 0.4 0.5

Pork

0.330 5.1 -1.6 -1.2 1.3 0.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.135 4.4 -1.8 -0.5 2.6 0.5

Bacon and related products(3)

  4.2 0.0 0.2 2.6 2.0

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  4.2 -4.4 -2.0 2.5 -1.9

Ham

0.067 -0.8 -5.1 -0.6 -0.5 -1.9

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  -0.8 -5.0 -1.1 -0.2 -1.9

Pork chops(1)

0.051 9.9 3.0 0.8 -4.0 3.0

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

0.077 8.0 -1.4 -4.9 4.1 -2.0

Other meats

0.232 4.6 0.0 -0.9 -0.6 0.1

Frankfurters(3)

  5.0 -3.9 -3.8 1.1 -4.2

Lunchmeats(2)(3)

  4.8 -0.3 0.3 -0.2 -0.3

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

           

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

           

Poultry(1)

0.336 7.0 0.0 0.4 -0.4 0.0

Chicken(1)(2)

0.272 6.7 1.1 -0.4 -0.1 1.1

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  6.4 1.5 -2.2 -0.1 1.5

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  6.5 1.1 0.5 -0.5 1.1

Other uncooked poultry including turkey(2)

0.064 8.6 -4.6 3.5 -2.1 -1.9

Fish and seafood

0.276 4.7 0.5 0.7 0.1 0.1

Fresh fish and seafood(2)

0.139 4.9 0.2 2.1 0.2 -0.2

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.138 4.5 0.7 -0.5 -0.1 0.4

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  6.0 1.6 0.3 -0.9 1.6

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

  4.0 0.1 -1.1 1.0 -0.1

Eggs

0.097 4.3 1.4 -0.9 1.5 1.0

Dairy and related products

0.783 3.6 0.2 -0.5 -0.9 0.3

Milk(2)

0.212 4.3 0.7 -0.2 -2.5 0.3

Fresh whole milk(3)

  5.5 0.7 0.1 -2.8 0.6

Fresh milk other than whole(2)(3)

  3.3 0.3 -0.3 -2.5 -0.1

Cheese and related products(1)

0.266 3.6 -0.3 -0.6 0.0 -0.3

Ice cream and related products

0.109 2.6 1.0 -0.4 -1.9 0.9

Other dairy and related products(1)(2)

0.196 3.3 -0.3 -0.9 0.2 -0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.352 3.0 -0.9 -0.4 0.1 0.0

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.064 2.7 -0.9 -0.6 0.2 -0.1

Fresh fruits

0.548 1.9 -1.0 -1.3 0.2 0.6

Apples

0.075 -2.4 -2.5 1.8 3.0 -1.3

Bananas(1)

0.075 -2.8 0.6 0.2 0.3 0.6

Citrus fruits(2)

0.146 1.9 -1.5 -0.9 -1.6 5.8

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  0.8 -1.9 1.2 -3.1 6.7

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.252 5.4 -0.7 -3.6 0.4 -1.3

Fresh vegetables

0.516 3.5 -0.8 0.1 0.2 -0.8

Potatoes

0.082 1.0 -7.5 -3.8 2.2 -1.4

Lettuce(1)

0.066 7.2 3.0 2.4 7.2 3.0

Tomatoes

0.083 6.5 -0.6 -0.8 1.3 -5.1

Other fresh vegetables

0.286 2.5 0.1 0.6 -1.3 -0.1

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.288 4.2 -0.8 0.4 -0.3 0.6

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.149 5.1 -0.2 1.0 -0.6 1.9

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  5.4 0.2 1.3 -0.1 1.9

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  5.6 -0.4 0.7 0.0 1.6

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.088 4.1 -1.5 0.7 -0.2 -0.8

Frozen vegetables(3)

  3.2 -1.5 0.8 0.1 -0.4

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.052 1.3 -1.7 -1.1 -1.2 -1.1

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

  1.8 -1.0 -3.1 -2.1 -1.0

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.935 3.0 -1.4 -0.8 -0.1 -0.9

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.670 4.4 -1.4 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8

Carbonated drinks

0.284 4.7 -3.1 -1.7 1.0 -1.7

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.006 0.5 -0.9 -2.2 0.8 -0.9

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(2)

0.380 4.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.6 -0.2

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.265 -0.2 -1.5 -0.4 0.3 -1.0

Coffee

0.172 -1.2 -2.9 -0.3 1.2 -1.8

Roasted coffee(3)

  -0.7 -2.6 -0.4 1.2 -1.5

Instant coffee(1)(3)

  -4.2 -5.2 -1.3 1.6 -5.2

Other beverage materials including tea(1)(2)

0.093 1.6 1.1 -0.9 -1.2 1.1

Other food at home

1.974 2.9 -0.7 -0.6 0.3 -0.6

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.269 2.8 -0.1 0.7 0.6 -0.1

Sugar and sugar substitutes

0.038 9.3 0.3 -0.5 2.8 2.6

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.178 1.8 0.0 1.5 0.3 0.0

Other sweets(2)

0.053 1.9 -0.6 -1.8 1.8 -0.6

Fats and oils

0.214 1.5 -1.6 -0.1 -0.5 0.0

Butter and margarine(2)

0.065 -0.7 -4.4 -0.8 -0.2 -2.2

Butter(3)

  -1.3 -5.2 -1.7 0.3 -2.8

Margarine(3)

  1.5 -2.8 0.8 -1.1 -0.5

Salad dressing(2)

0.051 2.1 -0.2 0.8 -1.1 1.3

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.099 2.7 -0.4 -0.2 -0.2 0.8

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  7.5 0.1 -2.6 3.4 0.1

Other foods

1.491 3.1 -0.6 -0.9 0.3 -0.8

Soups

0.089 4.7 -1.8 1.6 -0.7 -1.2

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.258 3.3 0.0 -0.9 -0.2 0.0

Snacks(1)

0.343 3.5 -0.9 -1.0 0.8 -0.9

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.295 3.8 -1.2 -0.9 1.0 0.0

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

  3.2 0.1 -1.5 1.1 1.7

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

  6.1 -0.2 0.6 0.4 -0.2

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  4.7 -1.8 -0.9 0.9 -1.1

Other condiments(3)

  1.1 -2.5 -0.8 2.2 -1.4

Baby food(1)(2)

0.042 2.3 1.4 0.3 -0.6 1.4

Other miscellaneous foods(2)

0.463 2.2 -0.4 -1.3 0.4 -1.4

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  1.9 1.5 -0.8 0.9 1.5

Food away from home(1)

6.318 3.8 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.1

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

3.158 2.9 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.768 5.9 0.2 0.9 0.3 0.2

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.138 -9.7 -6.3 -0.3 0.1 -6.4

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

  -14.3 -8.8   0.1 -8.8

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

0.080 0.7 -0.1 0.4 -0.2 -0.1

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.173 1.7 0.1 0.5 -0.7 0.1

Energy

6.104 -9.4 -1.1 0.8 0.1 0.4

Energy commodities

2.988 -19.3 -2.4 -0.1 -0.5 -0.2

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.132 -16.8 2.8 -3.1 0.4 2.4

Fuel oil

0.074 -26.4 3.3 -5.3 -0.3 3.6

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(6)

0.059 -0.3 2.2 -0.6 0.9 0.2

Motor fuel

2.856 -19.4 -2.6 0.1 -0.6 -0.4

Gasoline (all types)

2.795 -19.3 -2.7 0.1 -0.5 -0.4

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -19.8 -2.8 0.1 -0.2 -0.7

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -16.8 -2.2 0.3 -0.9 0.3

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -16.4 -1.8 0.0 -1.2 0.2

Other motor fuels(2)

0.061 -21.1 -0.2 -1.6 -2.8 -0.2

Energy services

3.116 2.3 0.2 1.6 0.8 1.1

Electricity

2.439 1.6 -0.8 0.9 1.2 0.5

Utility (piped) gas service

0.677 4.4 4.0 4.2 -0.7 3.1

All items less food and energy

79.782 1.6 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.338 1.4 -0.3 0.8 -0.2 0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(8)

3.778 2.9 0.4 -0.2 -0.5 0.9

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

0.285 1.5 -2.8 0.1 -1.5 -2.8

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.063 0.5 -0.4 -0.8 0.2 -0.4

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.060 6.5 -2.5 -0.9 0.4 -2.5

Other linens(1)(2)

0.162 0.4 -3.8 0.8 -2.8 -3.8

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.934 1.5 0.8 0.8 -0.4 0.8

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.323 -0.7 1.7 -0.5 -0.4 1.7

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

0.452 0.9 0.1 1.9 -0.4 0.1

Other furniture(1)(2)

0.150 9.1 1.0 0.4 -0.3 1.0

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

      2.0 -0.9  

Appliances(2)

0.221 6.1 0.3 -1.8 0.4 2.2

Major appliances(2)

0.079 17.2 0.1 -2.0 2.8 3.4

Laundry equipment(3)

  13.6 3.9 -5.6 0.5 6.1

Other appliances(2)

0.139 0.8 0.4 -0.9 -0.5 1.3

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.536 -0.4 0.1 0.1 -2.5 0.2

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.312 -0.9 1.1 -0.7 -1.4 1.1

Indoor plants and flowers(9)

0.092 2.3 -1.0 0.9 0.6 -0.2

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.052 -1.3 2.0 -1.9 -4.1 2.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.080 -1.6 -3.5 1.9 -1.0 -2.0

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.887 3.5 0.3 0.4 -0.1 0.3

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.247 2.4 -1.9 1.3 0.1 -1.9

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.451 4.1 1.7 0.0 -0.2 1.5

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.915 5.4 1.2 -1.2 0.5 1.2

Household cleaning products(1)(2)

0.363 5.2 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.1

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.225 7.7 4.0 -3.6 -0.1 4.0

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.327 3.9 0.3 -0.8 1.0 0.3

Apparel

2.774 -5.2 -2.2 -0.5 -1.2 0.9

Men's and boys' apparel

0.688 -5.6 -1.5 -1.3 -3.0 2.1

Men's apparel

0.551 -5.3 -1.5 -0.7 -3.5 2.0

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.092 -21.4 -3.4 -3.1 -6.3 2.2

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

0.167 3.2 -2.4 3.1 -2.5 -2.4

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.154 -7.4 -0.6 -1.9 -2.9 3.7

Men's pants and shorts

0.132 0.5 -0.1 -1.7 -1.3 1.9

Boys' apparel

0.137 -7.1 -1.7 -4.7 -1.1 1.3

Women's and girls' apparel

1.146 -6.9 -3.8 0.3 -0.9 0.0

Women's apparel

0.944 -8.5 -4.2 0.3 -0.4 -0.6

Women's outerwear

0.068 -9.4 -5.6 0.5 1.4 -1.8

Women's dresses

0.098 -13.5 -3.3 0.4 0.7 3.1

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.492 -9.9 -6.6 0.6 -0.5 -2.7

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

0.276 -3.8 0.0 0.6 -1.0 1.2

Girls' apparel

0.202 2.1 -1.8 0.1 -3.6 2.7

Footwear

0.655 -2.5 -0.1 -0.9 1.1 1.4

Men's footwear(1)

0.231 -2.4 -1.1 0.5 0.4 -1.1

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.134 -0.9 4.0 -2.1 3.7 5.5

Women's footwear

0.290 -3.4 -1.1 -0.9 0.5 0.8

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.125 -4.5 1.6 -3.7 -3.4 3.5

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.161 -2.3 -4.4 2.5 -2.3 -1.3

Watches(1)(6)

0.039 2.2 -0.9 -0.9 0.3 -0.9

Jewelry(6)

0.122 -4.3 -5.5 3.5 -1.1 -2.9

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(8)

7.180 5.1 -0.5 2.7 0.2 -0.6

New vehicles

3.729 1.6 0.1 0.3 0.4 -0.1

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  1.6 0.1 0.3 0.4 -0.1

New cars(3)

  1.7 0.0 0.3 0.1 -0.1

New trucks(3)(10)

  1.7 0.1 0.3 0.7 0.0

Used cars and trucks

2.814 10.9 -1.3 6.7 -0.1 -1.3

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.392 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 -0.3 -0.2

Tires(1)

0.249 -0.7 -0.4 -0.5 0.3 -0.4

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.143 0.8 0.2 1.0 -1.4 0.2

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

  1.2 0.0 1.9 -2.0 0.0

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

  -1.1 0.7 0.5 -2.0 0.7

Medical care commodities

1.591 -1.1 -0.4 0.0 -0.8 -0.3

Medicinal drugs(8)

1.522 -0.7 -0.2 0.2 -0.8 -0.1

Prescription drugs

1.146 -0.4 -0.3 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1

Nonprescription drugs(1)(8)

0.375 -1.9 0.1 0.2 -1.3 0.1

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(8)

0.069 -10.7 -5.3 -2.0 -1.4 -5.3

Recreation commodities(8)

2.003 -1.0 0.1 -0.4 -0.1 0.3

Video and audio products(8)

0.274 -2.3 -1.3 0.6 0.0 -0.5

Televisions

0.092 -7.3 -0.5 0.3 -0.4 1.1

Other video equipment(2)

0.043 0.9 -3.5 0.7 -0.4 -1.9

Audio equipment(1)

0.080 -0.6 -1.6 0.3 1.0 -1.6

Recorded music and music subscriptions(1)(2)

0.046 0.4 -0.5 1.7 -1.0 -0.5

Pets and pet products(1)

0.624 -2.1 0.9 -1.2 -0.8 0.9

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  -0.9 0.8 -0.6 -0.4 0.8

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

  -3.6 1.1 -2.0 -1.4 1.1

Sporting goods

0.596 1.3 0.6 -0.5 0.3 0.7

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.363 1.8 0.5 -1.3 1.7 0.5

Sports equipment

0.223 0.4 0.7 1.1 -1.5 0.7

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.027 2.0 0.6 -1.7 -0.3 0.4

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

           

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  1.1 1.0 -2.1 -1.0 0.8

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.120 2.8 0.1 -1.4 1.1 0.1

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.068 3.0 1.0 -1.5 0.3 1.0

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.050 2.8 -1.0 -1.2 2.2 -1.0

Other recreational goods(2)

0.364 -3.3 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.4

Toys

0.278 -4.3 -1.0 1.4 0.3 -0.4

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

  -1.6 -1.5 0.1 1.5 -0.7

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

0.022 2.2 0.2 -3.4 -4.6 0.2

Music instruments and accessories(1)(2)

0.048 -0.1 -0.8 0.8 -0.2 -0.8

Education and communication commodities(8)

0.498 -4.3 0.5 -2.5 -0.2 0.4

Educational books and supplies

0.109 0.2 -0.2 0.2 0.3 -0.5

College textbooks(1)(3)(11)

  -0.5 -0.4 -0.3 -0.1 -0.4

Information technology commodities(8)

0.389 -5.6 0.7 -3.2 -0.4 0.6

Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistants(4)

0.288 -2.3 2.1 -4.1 -0.5 2.2

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.017 -6.9 4.6 -5.6 0.7 4.6

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

0.083 -15.9 -4.6 0.7 -0.1 -5.6

Alcoholic beverages

1.036 3.0 0.4 -0.2 0.3 0.4

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.581 2.9 0.3 -0.3 0.4 0.3

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.223 4.2 1.0 -0.4 -0.2 0.6

Distilled spirits at home

0.094 3.1 -0.1 1.0 -0.1 0.3

Whiskey at home(1)(3)

  3.7 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.1

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

  3.2 -0.1 0.5 -0.1 -0.1

Wine at home

0.264 1.5 -0.2 -0.5 1.0 0.3

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.455 3.3 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.6

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

  2.6 0.9 -0.1 -0.6 0.9

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

  3.1 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.4

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

  6.3 0.7 1.0 1.3 0.7

Other goods(8)

1.477 1.1 0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.4

Tobacco and smoking products

0.602 4.4 0.5 0.4 -0.2 0.3

Cigarettes(2)

0.523 4.6 0.6 0.5 -0.3 0.2

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.060 2.0 0.2 -0.4 0.5 0.2

Personal care products(1)

0.682 -0.9 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 0.0

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

0.368 -0.2 -0.4 0.2 -0.4 -0.4

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

0.305 -1.8 0.5 -0.9 0.3 0.5

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.194 -1.9 1.9 0.9 0.2 2.3

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  1.9 3.7 -0.1 3.6 2.8

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

  17.9 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.1

Services less energy services

59.445 1.7 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2

Shelter

33.283 1.9 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1

Rent of shelter(12)

32.918 1.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2

Rent of primary residence

7.845 2.4 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0

Lodging away from home(2)

0.855 -10.8 -1.7 -0.4 -3.2 3.9

Housing at school, excluding board(12)

0.118 2.4 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.1

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.736 -12.7 -2.0 -0.5 -3.7 4.5

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(12)

24.218 2.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(12)

23.002 2.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.365 -0.1 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.3

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.100 3.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Water and sewerage maintenance

0.806 3.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2

Garbage and trash collection(1)(10)

0.294 3.8 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

Household operations(1)(2)

0.885 2.2 -0.4 0.4 0.3 -0.4

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.296 2.0 -1.1 0.3 1.2 -1.1

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

      0.0    

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

0.091 7.1 0.3 1.9 -0.9 0.3

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.115 -0.4   0.4    

Medical care services

7.315 3.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.1

Professional services

3.666 2.0 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0

Physicians' services

1.819 1.9 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.1

Dental services

1.005 2.9 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.368 0.5 -0.5 0.8 -0.1 -0.5

Services by other medical professionals(1)(6)

0.474 1.5 -0.1 0.5 0.0 -0.1

Hospital and related services

2.413 3.0 0.2 0.6 -0.5 0.4

Hospital services(13)

2.216 2.9 0.2 0.6 -0.6 0.3

Inpatient hospital services(13)(3)

  2.2 0.2 0.5 -0.5 0.3

Outpatient hospital services(3)(6)

  2.3 0.2 0.5 -0.6 0.4

Nursing homes and adult day services(13)

0.124 3.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4

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

0.072 7.3 0.2 0.6 2.6 0.2

Health insurance(1)(5)

1.235 7.5 -1.0 -1.5 -1.2 -1.0

Transportation services

5.094 -3.4 1.8 -0.9 0.1 1.8

Leased cars and trucks(1)(11)

           

Car and truck rental(2)

0.134 9.7 3.8 4.9 7.4 4.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.094 3.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.4

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.059 3.1 -0.1 0.7 0.1 -0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.631 2.7 0.7 -0.1 0.2 0.7

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.345 5.2 0.1 0.7 0.0 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

1.557 -6.0 1.2 -3.5 -2.3 1.1

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.569 0.5 -0.3 0.8 -0.2 -0.3

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

0.296 1.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Parking and other fees(1)(2)

0.258 -0.4 -0.7 1.8 -0.5 -0.7

Parking fees and tolls(2)(3)

  0.9 0.1 2.4 -0.3 -0.1

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

  0.8 -0.4 0.2 0.0 -0.4

Public transportation

1.127 -12.0 2.5 1.3 2.6 2.5

Airline fares

0.664 -17.0 3.4 -2.0 6.3 3.5

Other intercity transportation

0.172 -0.9 3.1 0.8 1.4 3.2

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

  13.8 18.0 5.3 -1.8 18.0

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

           

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  -3.6 2.6 -0.8 1.4 2.6

Intracity transportation(1)

0.288 -5.2 -0.2 8.8 -4.1 -0.2

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

  -9.5 -0.2 13.3 -9.3 -0.2

Recreation services(8)

3.790 2.6 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.5

Video and audio services(8)

1.264 3.7 -0.1 0.2 0.3 -0.2

Cable and satellite television service(10)

1.183 4.6 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.2

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

0.081 -8.4 -5.3 0.9 -2.5 -5.3

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

  -9.8 -6.1 1.7 -4.1 -6.1

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

  0.0 -0.6 -0.1 0.0 -0.6

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.559 3.5 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.2

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  2.3 -0.3 0.5 0.8 -0.3

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  3.9 0.1 0.3 0.6 0.3

Photographers and photo processing(1)(2)

0.045 3.7 -0.4 1.2 0.6 -0.4

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  1.6        

Photo processing(1)(2)(3)

  2.5 -0.1   3.2 -0.1

Other recreation services(2)

1.921 1.5 1.0 0.7 1.0 1.1

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

0.685 0.0 0.3 2.6 0.9 0.3

Admissions

0.699 2.4 1.7 -0.4 1.0 1.8

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

  0.5 0.8 -0.4 0.1 0.8

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

           

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.215 3.7 1.5 0.0 0.8 1.5

Education and communication services(8)

6.311 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.925 1.3 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.2

College tuition and fees

1.570 0.6 0.0 -0.5 -0.1 0.1

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.431 2.3 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2

Day care and preschool(9)

0.768 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.037 2.9 0.0 -0.3 0.6 0.2

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.111 4.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.3

Postage

0.101 4.3 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3

Delivery services(2)

0.010 0.3 0.3 0.8 -0.5 0.6

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.374 4.4 -0.1 0.2 0.3 -0.1

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.965 4.2 -0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.2

Land-line telephone services(1)(8)

0.409 4.9 0.2 0.5 1.9 0.2

Internet services and electronic information providers(2)

0.889 0.7 0.4 0.4 -0.1 -0.1

Other personal services(1)(8)

1.666 2.4 -0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.3

Personal care services(1)

0.687 4.8 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.1

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

0.687 4.8 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.1

Miscellaneous personal services

0.980 0.7 -0.6 0.3 -0.4 -0.6

Legal services(1)(6)

0.250 1.3 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Funeral expenses(1)(6)

0.140 1.5 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.219 1.8 0.3 0.5 -0.1 0.3

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

0.031 3.4 -0.6 1.0 -0.2 -0.6

Financial services(6)

0.229 -1.8 -2.7 0.2 -1.1 -2.5

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

  -9.7 -8.3 -0.2 -3.2 -8.3

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

  3.5 0.4 0.7 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) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(9) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(10) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(11) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(12) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.


Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes, November 2020 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Oct.
2020
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Nov.
2019
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Nov.
2019-
Nov.
2020
Oct.
2020-
Nov.
2020
Aug.
2020-
Sep.
2020
Sep.
2020-
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2020-
Nov.
2020

All items less food

85.887 256.839 258.891 258.826 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2

All items less shelter

66.717 235.162 237.328 237.052 0.8 -0.1 0.3 0.0 0.2

All items less food and shelter

52.604 228.802 229.102 228.936 0.1 -0.1 0.3 0.0 0.3

All items less food, shelter, and energy

46.499 233.955 237.207 237.342 1.4 0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.3

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

43.685 239.999 241.816 242.169 0.9 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.4

All items less medical care

91.094 245.206 247.916 247.790 1.1 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2

All items less energy

93.896 263.545 268.671 268.680 1.9 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2

Commodities

37.439 185.186 186.502 185.594 0.2 -0.5 0.4 -0.1 0.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.523 145.111 145.476 145.197 0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 0.3

Commodities less food

23.326 152.412 150.625 149.704 -1.8 -0.6 0.7 -0.3 0.0

Commodities less food and beverages

22.290 148.997 147.003 146.034 -2.0 -0.7 0.7 -0.3 0.0

Services

62.561 328.311 333.385 334.031 1.7 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.642 346.023 350.038 351.287 1.5 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.5

Services less medical care services

55.246 311.687 315.782 316.523 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3

Durables

10.958 103.902 107.819 107.612 3.6 -0.2 1.3 0.4 -0.1

Nondurables

26.481 227.202 226.074 224.697 -1.1 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1 0.1

Nondurables less food

12.368 199.858 189.614 187.750 -6.1 -1.0 -0.2 -0.4 0.0

Nondurables less food and beverages

11.332 196.581 185.252 183.195 -6.8 -1.1 -0.2 -0.5 0.0

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

8.557 246.704 230.385 228.608 -7.3 -0.8 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2

Nondurables less food and apparel

9.593 246.041 231.996 230.503 -6.3 -0.6 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1

Housing

42.295 267.925 273.014 273.290 2.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3

Education and communication(2)

6.808 138.920 141.469 141.534 1.9 0.0 -0.2 0.1 0.0

Education(2)

3.034 268.880 272.465 272.359 1.3 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.1

Communication(2)

3.774 73.578 75.228 75.313 2.4 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Information and information processing(2)

3.663 69.569 71.093 71.176 2.3 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.289 7.376 7.243 7.280 -1.3 0.5 -0.7 -0.2 0.1

Recreation(2)

5.794 121.381 122.581 123.016 1.3 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.4

Video and audio(2)

1.537 104.946 108.183 107.882 2.8 -0.3 0.3 0.2 -0.2

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.183 179.583 179.618 180.412 0.5 0.4 -0.5 -0.2 0.5

Photography(2)

0.072 74.443 76.332 76.341 2.5 0.0 0.1 0.3 -0.1

Food and beverages

15.149 259.080 269.169 268.539 3.7 -0.2 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Domestically produced farm food

6.509 249.460 260.122 258.692 3.7 -0.5 -0.4 0.1 -0.1

Other services

11.767 362.303 370.766 371.190 2.5 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.120 115.053 111.282 108.165 -6.0 -2.8 -0.3 -1.9 0.8

Fuels and utilities

4.349 241.459 244.978 245.807 1.8 0.3 1.1 0.6 0.9

Household energy

3.248 198.123 199.995 200.670 1.3 0.3 1.4 0.8 1.1

Medical care

8.906 507.541 520.725 519.848 2.4 -0.2 0.0 -0.4 -0.1

Transportation

15.130 209.763 203.086 202.828 -3.3 -0.1 1.0 0.0 0.3

Private transportation

14.003 205.317 200.711 200.039 -2.6 -0.3 1.0 -0.2 0.1

New and used motor vehicles(2)

7.536 98.441 103.350 103.442 5.1 0.1 2.5 0.4 0.0

Utilities and public transportation

8.900 218.568 220.322 221.306 1.3 0.4 0.9 1.0 0.8

Household furnishings and operations

4.663 123.733 126.821 127.134 2.7 0.2 -0.1 -0.3 0.7

Other goods and services

3.144 456.262 463.919 464.211 1.7 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0

Personal care

2.542 235.797 238.600 238.477 1.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1

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


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

U.S. city average

M

1.2 0.0 -0.1 1.2 0.2 0.0

Region and area size(2)

Northeast

M

1.1 -0.1 0.1 1.1 -0.1 -0.2

Northeast - Size Class A

M

1.1 -0.2 -0.1 1.3 0.1 -0.1

Northeast - Size Class B/C(3)

M

1.1 0.0 0.3 0.9 -0.4 -0.3

New England(4)

M

0.4 -0.1 0.5 0.2 -0.5 -0.6

Middle Atlantic(4)

M

1.3 -0.2 -0.1 1.4 0.1 -0.1

Midwest

M

1.0 -0.2 -0.2 1.0 0.2 -0.1

Midwest - Size Class A

M

1.0 -0.4 -0.3 1.0 0.6 0.0

Midwest - Size Class B/C(3)

M

1.1 -0.1 -0.1 1.1 -0.1 -0.1

East North Central(4)

M

0.8 -0.4 -0.3 0.9 0.0 -0.1

West North Central(4)

M

1.5 0.1 0.1 1.3 0.4 -0.1

South

M

1.2 0.0 -0.1 1.3 0.4 0.1

South - Size Class A

M

1.0 0.0 -0.1 1.0 0.4 0.1

South - Size Class B/C(3)

M

1.3 0.1 -0.1 1.4 0.3 0.2

South Atlantic(4)

M

1.6 0.1 -0.1 1.7 0.4 0.2

East South Central(4)

M

1.2 0.1 -0.1 1.3 0.2 0.2

West South Central(4)

M

0.4 -0.2 -0.2 0.4 0.3 0.0

West

M

1.4 0.2 0.0 1.2 0.2 0.2

West - Size Class A

M

1.2 0.2 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.1

West - Size Class B/C(3)

M

1.6 0.1 0.0 1.6 0.4 0.2

Mountain(4)

M

1.3 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0

Pacific(4)

M

1.4 0.2 0.0 1.2 0.2 0.2

Size classes

Size Class A(5)

M

1.1 -0.1 -0.1 1.1 0.2 0.0

Size Class B/C(3)

M

1.3 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.2 0.0

Selected local areas

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

M

0.8 -0.5 -0.4 1.0 0.5 -0.1

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

M

1.0 0.3 0.1 0.7 -0.1 0.2

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

M

1.4 -0.4 -0.3 1.7 0.2 -0.2

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2

      1.2 0.3  

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD(6)

2

      1.3 0.6  

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

2

      0.5 -0.3  

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

2

      -0.1 0.4  

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2

      1.0 0.1  

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

2

      0.8 0.0  

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ(7)

2

      0.7 0.3  

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2

      1.1 0.5  

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

2

      2.1 -0.1  

St. Louis, MO-IL

2

      1.1 -0.3  

Urban Alaska

2

      0.3 0.6  

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

1

0.4 0.4        

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

1

0.3 -0.5        

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

1

0.3 -0.7        

Minneapolis-St.Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1

1.7 -0.4        

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA(4)

1

1.9 0.4        

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1

1.6 0.6        

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

1

3.2 0.1        

Urban Hawaii

1

1.6 -0.2        

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

1

1.4 0.0        

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

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


Table 5. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) and the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, all items index, November 2020 [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 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

December 2013

    1.3 1.5

December 2014

    0.5 0.8

December 2015

    0.4 0.7

December 2016

    1.8 2.1

December 2017

    1.7 2.1

January 2018

0.5 0.5 1.6 2.1

February 2018

0.4 0.5 1.7 2.2

March 2018

0.2 0.2 1.9 2.4

April 2018

0.4 0.4 2.1 2.5

May 2018

0.3 0.4 2.3 2.8

June 2018

0.1 0.2 2.4 2.9

July 2018

0.0 0.0 2.6 2.9

August 2018

0.0 0.1 2.3 2.7

September 2018

0.1 0.1 1.9 2.3

October 2018

0.1 0.2 2.1 2.5

November 2018

-0.3 -0.3 1.8 2.2

December 2018

-0.4 -0.3 1.5 1.9

January 2019

0.2 0.2 1.3 1.6

February 2019

0.4 0.4 1.3 1.5

March 2019

0.5 0.6 1.5 1.9

April 2019

0.4 0.5 1.6 2.0

May 2019

0.2 0.2 1.4 1.8

June 2019

0.0 0.0 1.3 1.6

July 2019

0.1 0.2 1.5 1.8

August 2019

0.0 0.0 1.5 1.7

September 2019

0.0 0.1 1.4 1.7

October 2019

0.1 0.2 1.4 1.8

November 2019

-0.1 -0.1 1.6 2.1

December 2019

-0.2 -0.1 1.8 2.3

January 2020

0.4 0.4 2.0 2.5

February 2020

0.3 0.3 1.8 2.3

March 2020

-0.3 -0.2 1.1 1.5

April 2020

-0.8 -0.7 -0.2 0.3

May 2020

0.0 0.0 -0.4 0.1

June 2020

0.6 0.5 0.2 0.6

July 2020

0.5 0.5 0.6 1.0

August 2020

0.3 0.3 0.9 1.3

September 2020

0.2 0.1 1.0 1.4

October 2020

0.0 0.0 0.9 1.2

November 2020

-0.1 -0.1 0.9 1.2

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 issued first in preliminary form using the latest available expenditure data at that time and is subject to four revisions.

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


Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, November 2020, 1-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Oct.
2020
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Oct. 2020-
Nov. 2020
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Oct. 2020-
Nov. 2020(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-Sep. 2020 0.2

Food

14.113 -0.1 -0.012 0.07 S-Jul. 2020 -0.4

Food at home

7.795 -0.3 -0.020 0.12 S-Sep. 2020 -0.4

Cereals and bakery products

1.005 -0.5 -0.005 0.30 S-Jan. 2019 -0.5

Cereals and cereal products

0.307 0.0 0.000 0.54 S-Aug. 2020 -0.7

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.042 0.7 0.000 0.83 S-Sep. 2020 -0.5

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.142 -0.6 -0.001 0.74 S-Aug. 2020 -2.0

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.123 0.1 0.000 0.98 L-May 2020 1.8

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  1.2   1.14 L-Apr. 2020 3.6

Bakery products(4)

0.698 -0.8 -0.005 0.36 S-May 2020 -0.8

Bread(4)(5)

0.201 -0.5 -0.001 0.74 S-Jun. 2020 -0.5

White bread(4)(6)

  -0.6   1.01 S-Jun. 2020 -0.6

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  -0.6   0.77 S-May 2020 -1.3

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(5)

0.101 -0.7 -0.001 0.96 L-Sep. 2020 -0.2

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.179 -1.5 -0.003 0.71 S-Jan. 2019 -2.0

Cookies(4)(6)

  -1.7   1.07 S-May 2020 -3.1

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  0.1   0.78 L-Jun. 2020 3.5

Other bakery products

0.217 0.5 0.001 0.52 L-Apr. 2020 3.2

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

  1.0   0.83 S-Sep. 2020 -2.0

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  2.4   0.94 L-Apr. 2020 4.0

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

  -2.3   0.75 S-Dec. 2012 -2.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.745 0.1 0.002 0.23 S-Sep. 2020 -0.4

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.648 0.1 0.001 0.24 S-Sep. 2020 -0.3

Meats

1.036 0.1 0.001 0.29 S-Sep. 2020 -0.8

Beef and veal

0.474 0.1 0.000 0.45 S-Sep. 2020 -0.6

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.174 0.4 0.001 0.75 L-Jun. 2020 6.8

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.073 0.6 0.000 1.31 L-Jun. 2020 1.3

Uncooked beef steaks(5)

0.182 -0.2 0.000 0.70 S-Sep. 2020 -0.9

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.044 0.5 0.000 0.75 L-Jun. 2020 5.1

Pork

0.330 0.0 0.000 0.61 S-Sep. 2020 -1.2

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.135 0.5 0.001 0.83 S-Sep. 2020 -0.5

Bacon and related products(6)

  2.0   0.99 S-Sep. 2020 0.2

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  -1.9   1.20 S-Sep. 2020 -2.0

Ham

0.067 -1.9 -0.001 1.81 S-Jul. 2020 -5.7

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  -1.9   1.73 S-Jul. 2020 -5.7

Pork chops(4)

0.051 3.0 0.002 1.57 L-Jun. 2020 4.3

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

0.077 -2.0 -0.002 1.30 S-Sep. 2020 -4.9

Other meats

0.232 0.1 0.000 0.54 L-Aug. 2020 0.6

Frankfurters(6)

  -4.2   1.31 S-Sep. 2019 -4.3

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

  -0.3   0.59 S-Jul. 2020 -1.3

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

           

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

           

Poultry(4)

0.336 0.0 0.000 0.63 L-Sep. 2020 0.4

Chicken(4)(5)

0.272 1.1 0.003 0.70 L-May 2020 1.9

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  1.5   1.43 L-May 2020 2.0

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  1.1   0.77 L-May 2020 1.8

Other uncooked poultry including turkey(5)

0.064 -1.9 -0.001 1.43 L-Sep. 2020 3.5

Fish and seafood

0.276 0.1 0.000 0.47 - -

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.139 -0.2 0.000 0.71 S-Aug. 2020 -1.3

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.138 0.4 0.001 0.65 L-Aug. 2020 1.3

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  1.6   0.97 L-May 2020 1.7

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  -0.1   0.84 S-Sep. 2020 -1.1

Eggs

0.097 1.0 0.001 0.98 S-Sep. 2020 -0.9

Dairy and related products

0.783 0.3 0.002 0.31 L-Aug. 2020 1.5

Milk(5)

0.212 0.3 0.001 0.48 L-Aug. 2020 3.6

Fresh whole milk(6)

  0.6   0.70 L-Aug. 2020 4.2

Fresh milk other than whole(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.52 L-Aug. 2020 3.0

Cheese and related products(4)

0.266 -0.3 -0.001 0.55 S-Sep. 2020 -0.6

Ice cream and related products

0.109 0.9 0.001 0.86 L-May 2020 2.5

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.196 -0.3 -0.001 0.56 S-Sep. 2020 -0.9

Fruits and vegetables

1.352 0.0 0.000 0.35 S-Sep. 2020 -0.4

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.064 -0.1 -0.001 0.41 S-Sep. 2020 -0.6

Fresh fruits

0.548 0.6 0.003 0.56 L-Aug. 2020 1.4

Apples

0.075 -1.3 -0.001 1.21 S-Jun. 2020 -2.1

Bananas(4)

0.075 0.6 0.000 0.80 L-Nov. 2019 0.8

Citrus fruits(5)

0.146 5.8 0.008 0.97 L-Jul. 2009 6.4

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  6.7   1.35 L-Feb. 2007 18.3

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.252 -1.3 -0.003 0.97 S-Sep. 2020 -3.6

Fresh vegetables

0.516 -0.8 -0.004 0.59 S-Aug. 2020 -0.8

Potatoes

0.082 -1.4 -0.001 1.57 S-Sep. 2020 -3.8

Lettuce(4)

0.066 3.0 0.002 2.16 S-Sep. 2020 2.4

Tomatoes

0.083 -5.1 -0.004 1.38 S-Mar. 2016 -5.6

Other fresh vegetables

0.286 -0.1 0.000 0.74 L-Sep. 2020 0.6

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.288 0.6 0.002 0.49 L-Apr. 2020 2.7

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.149 1.9 0.003 0.69 L-Apr. 2020 2.9

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  1.9   0.88 L-Apr. 2020 2.3

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  1.6   0.98 L-Jun. 2020 1.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.088 -0.8 -0.001 0.94 S-Feb. 2020 -1.0

Frozen vegetables(6)

  -0.4   1.21 S-Jul. 2020 -0.5

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.052 -1.1 -0.001 0.79 L-Sep. 2020 -1.1

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

  -1.0   1.47 L-Aug. 2020 1.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.935 -0.9 -0.008 0.38 S-Dec. 2010 -1.3

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.670 -0.8 -0.005 0.45 S-Sep. 2020 -0.8

Carbonated drinks

0.284 -1.7 -0.005 0.83 S-Sep. 2020 -1.7

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.006 -0.9 0.000 0.65 S-Sep. 2020 -2.2

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.380 -0.2 -0.001 0.54 L-Sep. 2020 0.0

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.265 -1.0 -0.003 0.63 S-Jul. 2020 -1.5

Coffee

0.172 -1.8 -0.003 0.90 S-Jan. 2018 -2.6

Roasted coffee(6)

  -1.5   0.99 S-May 2020 -1.7

Instant coffee(4)(6)

  -5.2   1.15 S-Apr. 1965 -6.8

Other beverage materials including tea(4)(5)

0.093 1.1 0.001 0.74 L-Aug. 2020 1.3

Other food at home

1.974 -0.6 -0.012 0.24 S-Sep. 2020 -0.6

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.269 -0.1 0.000 0.64 S-Jul. 2020 -0.9

Sugar and sugar substitutes

0.038 2.6 0.001 0.84 S-Sep. 2020 -0.5

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.178 0.0 0.000 0.90 S-Jul. 2020 -1.1

Other sweets(5)

0.053 -0.6 0.000 0.79 S-Sep. 2020 -1.8

Fats and oils

0.214 0.0 0.000 0.51 L-Jun. 2020 0.1

Butter and margarine(5)

0.065 -2.2 -0.001 0.97 S-Apr. 2019 -2.7

Butter(6)

  -2.8   1.57 S-Apr. 2019 -3.8

Margarine(6)

  -0.5   0.92 L-Sep. 2020 0.8

Salad dressing(5)

0.051 1.3 0.001 0.93 L-Mar. 2020 1.8

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.099 0.8 0.001 0.87 L-Jun. 2020 1.2

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  0.1   1.28 S-Sep. 2020 -2.6

Other foods

1.491 -0.8 -0.011 0.25 S-Sep. 2020 -0.9

Soups

0.089 -1.2 -0.001 1.06 S-May 2020 -3.3

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.258 0.0 0.000 0.69 L-Aug. 2020 1.2

Snacks(4)

0.343 -0.9 -0.003 0.66 S-Sep. 2020 -1.0

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.295 0.0 0.000 0.51 S-Sep. 2020 -0.9

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

  1.7   1.05 L-Mar. 2020 2.2

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

  -0.2   0.63 S-Jul. 2020 -0.2

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  -1.1   0.87 S-Jan. 2019 -1.1

Other condiments(6)

  -1.4   1.12 S-May 2020 -2.2

Baby food(4)(5)

0.042 1.4 0.001 0.78 L-Apr. 2020 2.7

Other miscellaneous foods(5)

0.463 -1.4 -0.006 0.58 S-EVER -

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  1.5   0.87 L-Aug. 2020 2.1

Food away from home(4)

6.318 0.1 0.008 0.05 S-Apr. 2020 0.1

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

3.158 0.3 0.011 0.06 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.768 0.2 0.006 0.10 S-Nov. 2019 0.1

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.138 -6.4 -0.009 0.11 S-EVER -

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

  -8.8   0.06 S-EVER -

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

0.080 -0.1 0.000 0.25 L-Sep. 2020 0.4

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.173 0.1 0.000 0.09 L-Sep. 2020 0.5

Energy

6.104 0.4 0.026 0.16 L-Sep. 2020 0.8

Energy commodities

2.988 -0.2 -0.007 0.20 L-Sep. 2020 -0.1

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.132 2.4 0.003 0.43 L-Jun. 2020 6.6

Fuel oil

0.074 3.6 0.003 0.52 L-Aug. 2020 3.9

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(9)

0.059 0.2 0.000 0.60 S-Sep. 2020 -0.6

Motor fuel

2.856 -0.4 -0.010 0.21 L-Sep. 2020 0.1

Gasoline (all types)

2.795 -0.4 -0.011 0.21 L-Sep. 2020 0.1

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  -0.7   0.68 S-May 2020 -3.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  0.3   0.73 L-Sep. 2020 0.3

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  0.2   0.76 L-Aug. 2020 2.3

Other motor fuels(5)

0.061 -0.2 0.000 0.24 L-Aug. 2020 0.4

Energy services

3.116 1.1 0.033 0.19 L-Sep. 2020 1.6

Electricity

2.439 0.5 0.012 0.20 S-Aug. 2020 -0.2

Utility (piped) gas service

0.677 3.1 0.021 0.31 L-Sep. 2020 4.2

All items less food and energy

79.782 0.2 0.175 0.04 L-Sep. 2020 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.338 0.1 0.018 0.11 L-Sep. 2020 0.8

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.778 0.9 0.033 0.22 L-Aug. 2020 1.0

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

0.285 -2.8 -0.008 1.10 S-Nov. 2018 -2.8

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.063 -0.4 0.000 0.91 S-Sep. 2020 -0.8

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.060 -2.5 -0.002 1.47 S-Oct. 2019 -4.3

Other linens(4)(5)

0.162 -3.8 -0.006 1.72 S-Nov. 2019 -3.9

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.934 0.8 0.008 0.49 L-Sep. 2020 0.8

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.323 1.7 0.006 0.62 L-Aug. 2020 1.8

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

0.452 0.1 0.000 0.86 L-Sep. 2020 1.9

Other furniture(4)(5)

0.150 1.0 0.002 0.99 L-Aug. 2020 1.8

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

           

Appliances(5)

0.221 2.2 0.005 0.58 L-EVER -

Major appliances(5)

0.079 3.4 0.003 0.98 L-Aug. 2020 4.8

Laundry equipment(6)

  6.1   1.42 L-Jul. 2020 10.9

Other appliances(5)

0.139 1.3 0.002 0.70 L-Jun. 2020 1.6

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.536 0.2 0.001 0.59 L-Aug. 2020 1.5

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.312 1.1 0.003 0.93 L-Aug. 2020 1.7

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.092 -0.2 0.000 0.64 S-Aug. 2020 -1.2

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.052 2.0 0.001 1.39 L-Aug. 2020 2.9

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.080 -2.0 -0.002 0.96 S-Feb. 2020 -2.0

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.887 0.3 0.003 0.43 L-Sep. 2020 0.4

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.247 -1.9 -0.005 0.60 S-Nov. 2019 -2.2

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.451 1.5 0.007 0.52 L-Mar. 2011 1.8

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.915 1.2 0.011 0.31 L-Jul. 2020 1.8

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.363 0.1 0.001 0.34 S-Sep. 2020 0.0

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.225 4.0 0.009 0.59 L-Apr. 2020 4.5

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.327 0.3 0.001 0.66 S-Sep. 2020 -0.8

Apparel

2.774 0.9 0.025 0.52 L-Jul. 2020 1.1

Men's and boys' apparel

0.688 2.1 0.014 0.66 L-Jun. 2020 2.4

Men's apparel

0.551 2.0 0.011 0.74 L-Aug. 2020 2.0

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.092 2.2 0.002 2.12 L-Jun. 2020 4.7

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

0.167 -2.4 -0.004 1.11 L-Sep. 2020 3.1

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.154 3.7 0.005 1.15 L-Sep. 2015 8.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.132 1.9 0.002 1.22 L-Aug. 2020 5.1

Boys' apparel

0.137 1.3 0.002 1.46 L-Jul. 2020 5.8

Women's and girls' apparel

1.146 0.0 0.000 0.93 L-Sep. 2020 0.3

Women's apparel

0.944 -0.6 -0.005 1.09 S-May 2020 -3.0

Women's outerwear

0.068 -1.8 -0.001 1.87 S-May 2020 -1.8

Women's dresses

0.098 3.1 0.003 1.58 L-Aug. 2020 4.9

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.492 -2.7 -0.013 1.54 S-Apr. 2020 -5.1

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

0.276 1.2 0.003 1.38 L-Jun. 2020 2.2

Girls' apparel

0.202 2.7 0.005 1.95 L-Jun. 2019 5.6

Footwear

0.655 1.4 0.009 0.71 L-Jun. 2020 1.4

Men's footwear(4)

0.231 -1.1 -0.002 0.99 S-May 2020 -2.0

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.134 5.5 0.007 1.31 L-EVER -

Women's footwear

0.290 0.8 0.002 0.91 L-Aug. 2020 2.0

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.125 3.5 0.004 1.21 L-Jun. 2020 6.5

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.161 -1.3 -0.002 2.07 L-Sep. 2020 2.5

Watches(4)(9)

0.039 -0.9 0.000 1.91 S-Sep. 2020 -0.9

Jewelry(9)

0.122 -2.9 -0.004 2.46 S-Feb. 2020 -3.0

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

7.180 -0.6 -0.041 0.11 S-EVER -

New vehicles

3.729 -0.1 -0.003 0.19 S-Mar. 2020 -0.4

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.17 S-Mar. 2020 -0.4

New cars(6)

  -0.1   0.17 S-Apr. 2020 -0.2

New trucks(13)(6)

  0.0   0.20 S-Aug. 2020 0.0

Used cars and trucks

2.814 -1.3 -0.037 0.02 S-Mar. 2009 -1.8

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.392 -0.2 -0.001 0.36 L-Sep. 2020 0.1

Tires(4)

0.249 -0.4 -0.001 0.35 S-Sep. 2020 -0.5

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.143 0.2 0.000 0.62 L-Sep. 2020 1.0

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

  0.0   0.47 L-Sep. 2020 1.9

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

  0.7   1.56 L-Jul. 2020 1.2

Medical care commodities

1.591 -0.3 -0.004 0.30 L-Sep. 2020 0.0

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.522 -0.1 -0.001 0.31 L-Sep. 2020 0.2

Prescription drugs

1.146 -0.1 -0.002 0.32 L-Sep. 2020 -0.1

Nonprescription drugs(4)(11)

0.375 0.1 0.000 0.53 L-Sep. 2020 0.2

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(11)

0.069 -5.3 -0.004 0.59 S-EVER -

Recreation commodities(11)

2.003 0.3 0.007 0.22 L-Aug. 2020 1.1

Video and audio products(11)

0.274 -0.5 -0.001 0.38 S-Jun. 2020 -0.8

Televisions

0.092 1.1 0.001 0.68 L-Jun. 2017 1.8

Other video equipment(5)

0.043 -1.9 -0.001 0.88 S-Jul. 2018 -2.4

Audio equipment(4)

0.080 -1.6 -0.001 0.84 S-Dec. 2019 -2.9

Recorded music and music subscriptions(4)(5)

0.046 -0.5 0.000 0.67 L-Sep. 2020 1.7

Pets and pet products(4)

0.624 0.9 0.005 0.24 L-Aug. 2020 1.3

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  0.8   0.26 L-Aug. 2020 0.8

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

  1.1   0.45 L-Aug. 2020 1.9

Sporting goods

0.596 0.7 0.004 0.56 L-Aug. 2020 1.1

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.363 0.5 0.002 0.79 S-Sep. 2020 -1.3

Sports equipment

0.223 0.7 0.002 0.53 L-Sep. 2020 1.1

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.027 0.4 0.000 0.88 L-Jul. 2020 0.6

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

           

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  0.8   1.01 L-Jul. 2020 1.0

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.120 0.1 0.000 1.00 S-Sep. 2020 -1.4

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.068 1.0 0.001 1.26 L-Jun. 2020 1.5

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.050 -1.0 -0.001 1.25 S-Sep. 2020 -1.2

Other recreational goods(5)

0.364 -0.4 -0.002 0.48 S-Jun. 2020 -1.0

Toys

0.278 -0.4 -0.001 0.50 S-Jun. 2020 -0.9

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

  -0.7   0.68 S-Jun. 2020 -0.9

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

0.022 0.2 0.000 1.24 L-Aug. 2020 15.0

Music instruments and accessories(4)(5)

0.048 -0.8 0.000 0.64 S-May 2020 -1.5

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.498 0.4 0.002 0.46 L-Aug. 2020 0.5

Educational books and supplies

0.109 -0.5 -0.001 0.76 S-Jun. 2020 -0.7

College textbooks(4)(14)(6)

  -0.4   0.84 S-Jan. 2020 -2.7

Information technology commodities(11)

0.389 0.6 0.002 0.53 L-Feb. 2020 0.7

Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistants(7)

0.288 2.2 0.006 0.68 L-Jul. 2019 2.3

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.017 4.6 0.001 1.50 L-EVER -

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

0.083 -5.6 -0.005 0.81 S-EVER -

Alcoholic beverages

1.036 0.4 0.004 0.18 L-May 2020 0.8

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.581 0.3 0.002 0.27 S-Sep. 2020 -0.3

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.223 0.6 0.001 0.34 L-Apr. 2020 1.4

Distilled spirits at home

0.094 0.3 0.000 0.44 L-Sep. 2020 1.0

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

  0.1   0.90 - -

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

  -0.1   0.62 - -

Wine at home

0.264 0.3 0.001 0.47 S-Sep. 2020 -0.5

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.455 0.6 0.003 0.22 L-Aug. 2020 0.8

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

  0.9   0.25 L-Aug. 2020 1.4

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

  0.4   0.17 L-Aug. 2020 0.4

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

  0.7   0.25 S-Aug. 2020 0.5

Other goods(11)

1.477 0.4 0.006 0.21 L-Feb. 2020 0.6

Tobacco and smoking products

0.602 0.3 0.002 0.13 L-Sep. 2020 0.4

Cigarettes(5)

0.523 0.2 0.001 0.13 L-Sep. 2020 0.5

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.060 0.2 0.000 0.39 S-Sep. 2020 -0.4

Personal care products(4)

0.682 0.0 0.000 0.28 L-Aug. 2020 0.1

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

0.368 -0.4 -0.001 0.37 - -

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

0.305 0.5 0.002 0.44 L-Jul. 2020 0.5

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.194 2.3 0.005 1.05 L-Jan. 2020 2.9

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  2.8   1.05 S-Sep. 2020 -0.1

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

  0.1   1.19 S-May 2020 -2.3

Services less energy services

59.445 0.2 0.144 0.04 L-Aug. 2020 0.2

Shelter

33.283 0.1 0.045 0.05 - -

Rent of shelter(15)

32.918 0.2 0.054 0.06 L-Jul. 2020 0.2

Rent of primary residence

7.845 0.0 0.003 0.04 S-Oct. 2010 0.0

Lodging away from home(5)

0.855 3.9 0.034 1.55 L-Oct. 2005 3.9

Housing at school, excluding board(15)

0.118 0.1 0.000 0.04 S-Aug. 2020 -0.2

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.736 4.5 0.034 1.76 L-Jan. 1991 5.2

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(15)

24.218 0.0 0.006 0.04 S-Sep. 2010 0.0

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(15)

23.002 0.0 0.006 0.04 S-Sep. 2010 0.0

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.365 0.3 0.001 0.07 L-Jul. 2020 0.3

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.100 0.3 0.003 0.08 L-Aug. 2020 0.6

Water and sewerage maintenance

0.806 0.2 0.002 0.09 - -

Garbage and trash collection(4)(13)

0.294 0.3 0.001 0.15 - -

Household operations(4)(5)

0.885 -0.4 -0.003 0.21 S-May 2019 -0.6

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.296 -1.1 -0.003 0.29 S-May 2019 -2.2

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

           

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

0.091 0.3 0.000 0.60 L-Sep. 2020 1.9

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.115   0.000 0.22 - -

Medical care services

7.315 -0.1 -0.007 0.17 L-Sep. 2020 0.0

Professional services

3.666 0.0 0.002 0.13 S-Aug. 2020 -0.1

Physicians' services

1.819 0.1 0.002 0.17 L-Aug. 2020 0.1

Dental services

1.005 0.1 0.001 0.10 S-Aug. 2020 -0.3

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.368 -0.5 -0.002 0.24 S-Sep. 2019 -0.6

Services by other medical professionals(4)(9)

0.474 -0.1 0.000 0.14 S-Oct. 2019 -0.4

Hospital and related services

2.413 0.4 0.009 0.21 L-Sep. 2020 0.6

Hospital services(16)

2.216 0.3 0.007 0.24 L-Sep. 2020 0.6

Inpatient hospital services(16)(6)

  0.3   0.32 L-Sep. 2020 0.5

Outpatient hospital services(9)(6)

  0.4   0.25 L-Sep. 2020 0.5

Nursing homes and adult day services(16)

0.124 0.4 0.001 0.13 L-Jul. 2020 0.4

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

0.072 0.2 0.000 0.11 S-May 2020 0.1

Health insurance(4)(8)

1.235 -1.0 -0.012 0.20 L-Aug. 2020 0.9

Transportation services

5.094 1.8 0.091 0.11 L-Jul. 2020 3.6

Leased cars and trucks(4)(14)

           

Car and truck rental(5)

0.134 4.4 0.006 1.64 S-Jul. 2020 4.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.094 0.4 0.005 0.19 L-Aug. 2020 0.6

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.059 -0.1 0.000 0.25 S-Jul. 2020 -0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.631 0.7 0.004 0.23 L-Mar. 2020 0.8

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.345 0.1 0.000 0.26 L-Sep. 2020 0.7

Motor vehicle insurance

1.557 1.1 0.017 0.11 L-Jul. 2020 9.3

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.569 -0.3 -0.002 0.13 S-Jun. 2020 -0.4

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

0.296 0.1 0.000 0.11 L-Jul. 2020 0.3

Parking and other fees(4)(5)

0.258 -0.7 -0.002 0.25 S-Jun. 2020 -0.9

Parking fees and tolls(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.26 L-Sep. 2020 2.4

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

  -0.4   0.31 S-May 2020 -0.5

Public transportation

1.127 2.5 0.028 0.37 S-Sep. 2020 1.3

Airline fares

0.664 3.5 0.023 0.57 S-Sep. 2020 -2.0

Other intercity transportation

0.172 3.2 0.006 0.70 L-Jul. 2004 4.1

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

  18.0   1.47 L-EVER -

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

           

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  2.6   0.75 L-May 2016 3.1

Intracity transportation(4)

0.288 -0.2 0.000 0.35 L-Sep. 2020 8.8

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

  -0.2   0.13 L-Sep. 2020 13.3

Recreation services(11)

3.790 0.5 0.019 0.17 S-Sep. 2020 0.5

Video and audio services(11)

1.264 -0.2 -0.002 0.17 S-Feb. 2020 -0.6

Cable and satellite television service(13)

1.183 0.2 0.002 0.19 S-Sep. 2020 0.2

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

0.081 -5.3 -0.004 0.95 S-EVER -

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

  -6.1   1.68 S-Jul. 2019 -6.2

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

  -0.6   0.76 S-Dec. 2019 -1.3

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.559 0.2 0.001 0.16 S-Jun. 2020 0.2

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  -0.3   0.24 S-Jul. 2020 -0.7

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.3   0.25 S-Sep. 2020 0.3

Photographers and photo processing(4)(5)

0.045 -0.4 0.000 0.46 S-Aug. 2020 -0.6

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

      0.62 - -

Photo processing(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.62 S-May 2020 -0.5

Other recreation services(5)

1.921 1.1 0.020 0.31 L-May 2020 2.3

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

0.685 0.3 0.002 0.35 S-Aug. 2020 0.3

Admissions

0.699 1.8 0.013 0.69 L-May 2020 2.3

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

  0.8   0.54 L-Aug. 2020 1.5

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

           

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.215 1.5 0.003 0.43 L-Sep. 2018 1.7

Education and communication services(11)

6.311 0.0 0.001 0.07 S-Sep. 2020 0.0

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.925 0.2 0.004 0.10 L-Jul. 2020 0.2

College tuition and fees

1.570 0.1 0.002 0.16 L-Jul. 2020 0.3

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.431 0.2 0.001 0.06 L-Sep. 2020 0.2

Day care and preschool(12)

0.768 0.2 0.002 0.13 - -

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.037 0.2 0.000 0.12 S-Sep. 2020 -0.3

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.111 0.3 0.000 0.03 L-Sep. 2020 0.3

Postage

0.101 0.3 0.000 0.00 - -

Delivery services(5)

0.010 0.6 0.000 0.27 L-Sep. 2020 0.8

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.374 -0.1 -0.002 0.10 S-Jun. 2020 -0.1

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.965 -0.2 -0.003 0.05 S-Feb. 2020 -0.2

Land-line telephone services(4)(11)

0.409 0.2 0.001 0.36 S-Aug. 2020 -0.1

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.889 -0.1 -0.001 0.22 - -

Other personal services(4)(11)

1.666 -0.3 -0.005 0.13 S-Mar. 2019 -0.3

Personal care services(4)

0.687 0.1 0.001 0.14 S-Aug. 2020 -0.3

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

0.687 0.1 0.001 0.14 S-Aug. 2020 -0.3

Miscellaneous personal services

0.980 -0.6 -0.006 0.15 S-Mar. 2019 -0.7

Legal services(4)(9)

0.250 0.0 0.000 0.12 L-Sep. 2020 0.0

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.140 0.1 0.000 0.19 L-Sep. 2020 0.3

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.219 0.3 0.001 0.22 L-Sep. 2020 0.5

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

0.031 -0.6 0.000 0.36 S-Apr. 2019 -0.8

Financial services(9)

0.229 -2.5 -0.006 0.20 S-Mar. 2019 -3.6

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

  -8.3   0.00 S-EVER -

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

  0.4   0.31 L-Sep. 2020 0.7

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.887 0.2 0.201 0.04 L-Sep. 2020 0.2

All items less shelter

66.717 0.2 0.144 0.05 L-Sep. 2020 0.3

All items less food and shelter

52.604 0.3 0.156 0.06 L-Sep. 2020 0.3

All items less food, shelter, and energy

46.499 0.3 0.130 0.06 L-Sep. 2020 0.3

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

43.685 0.4 0.167 0.07 L-Jul. 2020 0.8

All items less medical care

91.094 0.2 0.200 0.04 L-Sep. 2020 0.2

All items less energy

93.896 0.2 0.163 0.04 L-Sep. 2020 0.2

Commodities

37.439 0.0 -0.002 0.07 L-Sep. 2020 0.4

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.523 0.3 0.054 0.12 L-Aug. 2020 0.4

Commodities less food

23.326 0.0 0.011 0.09 L-Sep. 2020 0.7

Commodities less food and beverages

22.290 0.0 0.006 0.10 L-Sep. 2020 0.7

Services

62.561 0.3 0.177 0.04 L-Jul. 2020 0.6

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.642 0.5 0.144 0.06 L-Jul. 2020 0.9

Services less medical care services

55.246 0.3 0.193 0.04 L-Jul. 2020 0.6

Durables

10.958 -0.1 -0.013 0.12 S-Jun. 2020 -0.2

Nondurables

26.481 0.1 0.015 0.08 L-Aug. 2020 0.4

Nondurables less food

12.368 0.0 0.003 0.15 L-Aug. 2020 0.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

11.332 0.0 -0.003 0.16 L-Aug. 2020 0.7

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

8.557 -0.2 -0.018 0.13 L-Sep. 2020 -0.1

Nondurables less food and apparel

9.593 -0.1 -0.012 0.12 L-Sep. 2020 -0.1

Housing

42.295 0.3 0.115 0.05 L-Jul. 2020 0.3

Education and communication(5)

6.808 0.0 0.003 0.07 S-Sep. 2020 -0.2

Education(5)

3.034 0.1 0.004 0.10 L-Jul. 2020 0.2

Communication(5)

3.774 0.0 -0.001 0.10 S-Sep. 2020 -0.1

Information and information processing(5)

3.663 0.0 -0.001 0.11 S-Sep. 2020 -0.1

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.289 0.1 0.001 0.24 L-Aug. 2020 0.2

Recreation(5)

5.794 0.4 0.025 0.15 - -

Video and audio(5)

1.537 -0.2 -0.004 0.17 S-Feb. 2020 -0.6

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.183 0.5 0.006 0.16 L-Aug. 2020 0.8

Photography(5)

0.072 -0.1 0.000 0.53 S-Aug. 2020 -0.9

Food and beverages

15.149 -0.1 -0.008 0.07 S-Jul. 2020 -0.4

Domestically produced farm food

6.509 -0.1 -0.005 0.13 S-Sep. 2020 -0.4

Other services

11.767 0.1 0.015 0.07 S-Jun. 2020 -0.3

Apparel less footwear

2.120 0.8 0.016 0.64 L-Jul. 2020 1.0

Fuels and utilities

4.349 0.9 0.039 0.14 L-Sep. 2020 1.1

Household energy

3.248 1.1 0.036 0.18 L-Sep. 2020 1.4

Medical care

8.906 -0.1 -0.011 0.18 L-Sep. 2020 0.0

Transportation

15.130 0.3 0.040 0.08 L-Sep. 2020 1.0

Private transportation

14.003 0.1 0.012 0.09 L-Sep. 2020 1.0

New and used motor vehicles(5)

7.536 0.0 0.003 0.11 S-Jun. 2020 -0.2

Utilities and public transportation

8.900 0.8 0.072 0.10 S-Aug. 2020 0.1

Household furnishings and operations

4.663 0.7 0.030 0.18 L-Aug. 2020 0.9

Other goods and services

3.144 0.0 0.000 0.12 - -

Personal care(4)

2.542 -0.1 -0.001 0.15 S-Aug. 2020 -0.3

Footnotes
(1) The 'effect' of an item category is a measure of that item's contribution to the All items price change. For example, if the Food index had an effect of 0.40, and the All items index rose 1.2 percent, then the increase in food prices contributed 0.40 / 1.2, or 33.3 percent, to that All items increase. Said another way, had food prices been unchanged for that month the change in the All items index would have been 1.2 percent minus 0.40, or 0.8 percent. Effects can be negative as well. For example, if the effect of food was a negative 0.1, and the All items index rose 0.5 percent, the All items index actually would have been 0.1 percent higher (or 0.6 percent) had food prices been unchanged. Since food prices fell while prices overall were rising, the contribution of food to the All items price change was negative (in this case, -0.1 / 0.5, or minus 20 percent).
(2) A statistic's margin of error is often expressed as its point estimate plus or minus two standard errors. For example, if a CPI category rose 0.6 percent, and its standard error was 0.15 percent, the margin of error on this item's 1-month percent change would be 0.6 percent, plus or minus 0.3 percent.
(3) If the current seasonally adjusted 1-month percent change is greater than the previous published 1-month percent change, then this column identifies the closest prior month with a 1-month percent change as (L)arge as or (L)arger than the current 1-month change. If the current 1-month percent change is smaller than the previous published 1-month percent change, the most recent month with a change as (S)mall or (S)maller than the current month change is identified. If the current and previous published 1-month percent changes are equal, a dash will appear. Standard numerical comparisons are used. For example, 0.8% is greater than 0.6%, -0.4% is less than -0.2%, and -0.2% is less than 0.0%. Note that a (L)arger change can be a smaller decline, for example, a -0.2% change is larger than a -0.4% change, but still represents a decline in the price index. Likewise, (S)maller changes can be increases, for example, a 0.6% change is smaller than 0.8%, but still represents an increase in the price index. In this context, a -0.2% change is considered to be smaller than a 0.0% change.
(4) Not seasonally adjusted.
(5) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(6) Special indexes based on a substantially smaller sample. These series do not contribute to the all items index aggregation and therefore do not have a relative importance or effect.
(7) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(9) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(10) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(11) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(12) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(15) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(16) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(17) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.


Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, November 2020, 12-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Oct.
2020
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Nov. 2019-
Nov. 2020
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Nov. 2019-
Nov. 2020(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 1.2   0.08 - -

Food

14.113 3.7 0.508 0.15 S-Apr. 2020 3.5

Food at home

7.795 3.6 0.272 0.19 S-Mar. 2020 1.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.005 2.4 0.024 0.44 S-Mar. 2020 0.1

Cereals and cereal products

0.307 2.7 0.008 0.80 S-Sep. 2020 2.6

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.042 3.5 0.001 1.08 L-Aug. 2012 4.3

Breakfast cereal

0.142 3.1 0.004 1.01 L-Apr. 2012 3.9

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.123 1.9 0.002 1.35 S-Mar. 2020 -1.0

Rice(4)(5)

  3.7   1.84 L-Oct. 2013 5.3

Bakery products

0.698 2.2 0.016 0.55 S-Mar. 2020 0.7

Bread(4)

0.201 2.7 0.005 0.98 S-Mar. 2020 2.3

White bread(5)

  2.8   1.32 S-Feb. 2020 2.6

Bread other than white(5)

  3.0   1.32 S-Jul. 2020 2.6

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.101 2.7 0.003 1.35 S-May 2020 1.9

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.179 0.5 0.001 1.01 S-Sep. 2020 0.5

Cookies(5)

  1.7   1.31 S-Sep. 2020 1.0

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  -4.2   1.09 S-EVER -

Other bakery products

0.217 3.0 0.006 0.89 L-Aug. 2020 3.0

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  5.0   1.97 L-Aug. 2020 5.0

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  5.4   1.60 L-Apr. 2020 6.4

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

  -0.5   0.81 S-Mar. 2020 -1.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.745 5.9 0.098 0.33 S-Mar. 2020 2.3

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.648 6.0 0.094 0.35 S-Mar. 2020 2.5

Meats

1.036 6.1 0.060 0.44 S-Mar. 2020 3.3

Beef and veal

0.474 7.5 0.033 0.59 S-Apr. 2020 7.5

Uncooked ground beef

0.174 7.7 0.013 0.86 L-Sep. 2020 8.3

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.073 11.3 0.007 1.62 S-Apr. 2020 9.2

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.182 5.8 0.010 0.93 S-Apr. 2020 5.3

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.044 8.2 0.003 1.19 S-Apr. 2020 5.4

Pork

0.330 5.1 0.016 0.91 S-Mar. 2020 3.5

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.135 4.4 0.006 1.14 S-Sep. 2020 4.0

Bacon and related products(5)

  4.2   1.48 L-Oct. 2019 5.0

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  4.2   1.62 S-Sep. 2020 3.8

Ham

0.067 -0.8 0.000 3.14 S-Jun. 2019 -1.4

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  -0.8   3.40 S-Jun. 2019 -2.7

Pork chops

0.051 9.9 0.005 2.19 L-Sep. 2020 11.2

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

0.077 8.0 0.006 2.01 S-Sep. 2020 6.7

Other meats

0.232 4.6 0.010 0.72 S-Apr. 2020 4.4

Frankfurters(5)

  5.0   1.91 S-Mar. 2020 1.9

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  4.8   0.88 S-Jul. 2020 4.1

Lamb and organ meats(5)

           

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

           

Poultry

0.336 7.0 0.022 0.77 L-Sep. 2020 7.9

Chicken(4)

0.272 6.7 0.017 0.91 L-Sep. 2020 6.9

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  6.4   1.77 L-Sep. 2020 6.7

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  6.5   1.08 L-Sep. 2020 7.0

Other uncooked poultry including turkey(4)

0.064 8.6 0.005 2.42 S-Apr. 2020 7.0

Fish and seafood

0.276 4.7 0.013 0.76 L-Sep. 2020 4.7

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.139 4.9 0.007 1.11 L-Sep. 2020 5.4

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.138 4.5 0.006 1.15 L-Feb. 2019 5.2

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  6.0   1.59 L-Feb. 2019 9.1

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  4.0   1.70 S-Jul. 2020 2.9

Eggs

0.097 4.3 0.003 1.58 L-Aug. 2020 7.1

Dairy and related products

0.783 3.6 0.028 0.43 S-Feb. 2020 3.6

Milk(4)

0.212 4.3 0.009 0.78 - -

Fresh whole milk(5)

  5.5   1.41 L-Sep. 2020 9.2

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  3.3   1.25 S-Nov. 2019 3.3

Cheese and related products

0.266 3.6 0.009 0.71 S-Jan. 2020 3.5

Ice cream and related products

0.109 2.6 0.003 1.16 L-Sep. 2020 4.5

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.196 3.3 0.006 0.87 S-Sep. 2020 1.7

Fruits and vegetables

1.352 3.0 0.039 0.58 L-Sep. 2020 3.0

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.064 2.7 0.028 0.61 L-Apr. 2019 2.8

Fresh fruits

0.548 1.9 0.010 0.64 L-Jul. 2018 1.9

Apples

0.075 -2.4 -0.002 1.68 L-Nov. 2019 0.0

Bananas

0.075 -2.8 -0.002 1.27 S-Nov. 2017 -3.5

Citrus fruits(4)

0.146 1.9 0.002 1.55 L-Mar. 2019 2.0

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  0.8   2.14 L-Mar. 2019 2.7

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.252 5.4 0.012 1.12 L-Aug. 2020 7.2

Fresh vegetables

0.516 3.5 0.017 0.97 S-Aug. 2020 3.0

Potatoes

0.082 1.0 0.001 2.45 L-Aug. 2020 4.9

Lettuce

0.066 7.2 0.005 2.84 S-Aug. 2020 2.0

Tomatoes

0.083 6.5 0.005 2.00 S-Feb. 2020 3.9

Other fresh vegetables

0.286 2.5 0.007 1.12 L-Sep. 2020 3.3

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.288