Consumer Price Index News Release

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8:30 a.m. (EST) January 12, 2018               USDL-18-0039 

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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – DECEMBER 2017

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent
in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 2.1 percent
before seasonal adjustment.

An increase of 0.4 percent in the shelter index accounted for almost 80 percent
of the 1-month all items increase. The food index rose in December, with the
indexes for food at home and food away from home both increasing. The energy
index, which rose sharply in November, declined in December as the gasoline
index decreased. 

The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.3 percent in December,
its largest increase since January 2017. Along with the shelter index, the indexes
for medical care, used cars and trucks, new vehicles, and motor vehicle insurance
were among those that increased in December. The indexes for apparel, airline fares,
and tobacco all declined over the month. 

The all items index rose 2.1 percent for the 12 months ending December, compared to
2.2 percent for the 12 months ending November. The index for all items less food and
energy increased 1.8 percent over the last year; the 12-month change has now been
either 1.7 or 1.8 percent for eight consecutive months. The food index rose 1.6 percent
over the past year; the index for energy increased 6.9 percent, with all of its major
component indexes rising during 2017. 

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.
                              June  July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.   ended 
                              2017  2017  2017  2017  2017  2017  2017   Dec.  
                                                                         2017  
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................    .0    .1    .4    .5    .1    .4    .1      2.1
  Food......................    .0    .2    .1    .1    .0    .0    .2      1.6
   Food at home.............   -.1    .2   -.2    .0    .0   -.1    .1       .9
   Food away from home (1)..    .0    .2    .3    .3    .1    .2    .2      2.5
  Energy....................  -1.6   -.1   2.8   6.1  -1.0   3.9  -1.2      6.9
   Energy commodities.......  -2.7    .0   6.1  12.6  -2.3   7.1  -2.5     10.8
    Gasoline (all types)....  -2.8    .0   6.3  13.1  -2.4   7.3  -2.7     10.7
    Fuel oil (1)............  -3.7  -2.0   2.9   8.2   2.3   5.0   3.0     15.2
   Energy services..........   -.5   -.2   -.1   -.2    .4    .6    .3      3.1
    Electricity.............   -.6    .4    .0    .0    .5    .5    .1      2.6
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............   -.2  -2.3   -.5   -.8    .3    .6   1.2      4.7
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .1    .1    .2    .1    .2    .1    .3      1.8
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....   -.1   -.1   -.1   -.2    .1   -.1    .2      -.7
    New vehicles............   -.3   -.5    .0   -.4   -.2    .3    .6      -.5
    Used cars and trucks....   -.7   -.5   -.2   -.2    .7   1.0   1.4     -1.0
    Apparel.................   -.1    .3    .1   -.1   -.1  -1.3   -.5     -1.6
    Medical care commodities    .7   1.0   -.1   -.8    .0    .6   1.0      2.3
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .2    .4    .2    .3    .2    .3      2.6
    Shelter.................    .2    .1    .5    .3    .3    .2    .4      3.2
    Transportation services     .2    .2    .4    .3    .2    .1    .3      3.7
    Medical care services...    .3    .3    .2    .1    .3   -.1    .2      1.6

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.



Food

The food index increased 0.2 percent in December. The index for food at home rose
0.1 percent, largely due to a 0.9-percent increase in the index for meats, poultry,
fish, and eggs, its largest increase since June 2015. The index for cereals and
bakery products also rose in December, increasing 0.2 percent after a 0.2-percent
decline in November. 

The remaining major grocery store food group indexes declined in December. The index
for dairy and related products fell 0.4 percent in December after rising in November.
The index for fruits and vegetables declined 0.2 percent, and the indexes for
nonalcoholic beverages and other food at home both fell 0.1 percent. 

The index for food away from home rose 0.2 percent in December, the same increase as
in November. Over the last 12 months, the food at home index rose 0.9 percent, and the
index for food away from home increased 2.5 percent.

Energy

The energy index declined 1.2 percent in December following a 3.9-percent increase in
November. The gasoline index fell 2.7 percent in December after rising 7.3 percent in
November. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices decreased 3.3 percent in December.)
The electricity index increased 0.1 percent in December. The index for natural gas increased
1.2 percent, its largest increase since May 2017.   

All the major energy component indexes increased over the past 12 months. The gasoline index
rose 10.7 percent, the electricity index advanced 2.6 percent, and the index for natural gas
increased 4.7 percent.  

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.3 percent in December and rose
1.8 percent over the last 12 months. The shelter index rose 0.4 percent in December following a
0.2-percent increase in November. The rent index increased 0.4 percent over the month, and the
index for owners' equivalent rent advanced 0.3 percent. The index for lodging away from home
increased 0.8 percent after falling in November. 

The medical care index increased 0.3 percent in December. The index for prescription drugs rose
1.0 percent in December after increasing 0.6 percent in November. The indexes for hospital
services and physicians' services also increased, both rising 0.3 percent. The index for used
cars and trucks also rose in December, increasing 1.4 percent. The new vehicles index rose
0.6 percent in December following a 0.3-percent increase in November; the index for motor vehicle
insurance also increased 0.6 percent. The indexes for education, communication, and recreation all
increased 0.1 percent in December.

In contrast, the apparel index fell 0.5 percent in December, its fourth consecutive decline. The
tobacco index fell 0.6 percent in December after rising in each of the prior 3 months. The index
for airline fares fell 0.5 percent after a 2.4-percent decrease the prior month. The indexes for
household furnishings and operations and for personal care were both unchanged in December.   
 

Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 2.1 percent over the last
12 months to an index level of 246.524 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index declined
0.1 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.  

The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased
2.2 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 240.526 (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 2.0 percent over
the last 12 months. For the month, the index decreased 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.

Year in Review (December to December)

The all items CPI rose 2.1 percent in 2017, the same increase as in 2016, but larger than the 2014
and 2015 increases. It was also larger than the 1.6-percent average annual increase over the past
10 years. 

The food index, which declined 0.2 percent in 2016, increased 1.6 percent in 2017. The index for
food at home rose 0.9 percent in 2017 after falling in 2015 and 2016. 

The six major grocery store food group indexes were mixed in 2017, with three increases, two
declines, and one unchanged. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increased 2.8 percent
after declining in 2015 and 2016. The beef index rose 3.5 percent in 2017, and the index for eggs
increased 11.6 percent. The index for fruits and vegetables rose 1.5 percent in 2017 after falling
2.4 percent in 2016. The index for other food at home also increased in 2017, rising 0.5 percent. 

The index for cereals and bakery products fell 0.6 percent in 2017, similar to its 0.7-percent
decline the prior year. The index for dairy and related products fell 0.5 percent in 2017, its
third consecutive yearly decrease. The index for nonalcoholic beverages was unchanged in 2017
after falling in 2016.  

The index for food away from home rose 2.5 percent in 2017 after a 2.3-percent increase the prior
year. Over the last 10 years, the food index rose at an annual rate of 2.0 percent. The food at
home index rose at a 1.5-percent rate, and the index for food away from home increased at a
2.6-percent rate since December 2007. 

The energy index rose 6.9 percent in 2017 after a 5.4-percent increase in 2016. The gasoline index
increased 10.7 percent in 2017 following a 9.1-percent increase in 2016. The index for natural gas
also increased for the second straight year, rising 4.7 percent in 2017 after increasing 7.8 percent
in 2016. The electricity index increased 2.6 percent in 2017 after rising 0.7 percent in 2016.
Despite the recent increases, the energy index declined at a 0.5-percent annual rate over the past
10 years.  

The index for all items less food and energy rose 1.8 percent in 2017, a smaller increase than its
2.2-percent rise in 2016. The shelter index rose 3.2 percent in 2017 following a 3.6-percent
increase in 2016. The rent index rose 3.7 percent in 2017, while the index for owners' equivalent
rent increased 3.2 percent. 

The medical care index increased 1.8 percent in 2017, a substantial deceleration from its 4.1-percent
increase in 2016. The index for prescription drugs rose 2.8 percent in 2017. The index for hospital
services rose 5.1 percent, while the physicians' services index declined 1.8 percent. 

The index for motor vehicle insurance rose 7.9 percent in 2017 following a 7.0-percent increase in
2016. The index for new vehicles fell 0.5 percent in 2017 after rising modestly in previous years;
the index for used cars and trucks declined 1.0 percent after a 3.5-percent decline the prior year.     
 
The education index increased 2.0 percent in 2017, the smallest annual increase in the history of
the index, which dates to 1993. The index for communication declined 4.9 percent in 2017, its
eighth consecutive yearly decline. The recreation index rose 1.5 percent, and the index for personal
care increased 0.9 percent. The index for tobacco increased 6.5 percent, and the alcoholic beverages
index rose 1.4 percent. 

The index for airline fares decreased 4.0 percent in 2017, its fifth consecutive yearly decline.
The apparel index fell 1.6 percent, its fourth straight annual decrease. The index for household
furnishings and operations also continued to fall, declining 0.8 percent in 2017 after falling
1.1 percent the prior year.  
	

The Consumer Price Index for January 2018 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, February 14,
2018, at 8:30 a.m. (EST).


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                   Consumer Price Index Geographic Revision for 2018

 In January 2018, BLS will introduce a new geographic area sample for the Consumer 
 Price Index (CPI). The 2018 revision utilizes the 2010 Decennial Census and 
 incorporates an updated area sample design, changes the frequency of publication 
 for several local area indexes, and establishes some new local area and aggregate 
 indexes. The first indexes using the new structure will be published in February 
 2018. Additional information on the geographic revision is available at: 
 https://www.bls.gov/cpi/additional-resources/geographic-revision-2018.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 89 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 28 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 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 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 27 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/2016.pdf. 

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. For more information on data revision scheduling, please see the Fact
Sheet on Seasonal Adjustment at https://www.bls.gov/cpi/seasonal-adjustment/questions-and-answers.htm
and the Timeline of Seasonal Adjustment Methodological Changes at
https://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 in January 2017, BLS adjusted 40 series using intervention analysis
seasonal adjustment, including selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, and natural gas. 

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. In
January 2017, revised seasonal factors and seasonally adjusted indexes for 2012 to 2016 were calculated
and published. For series which are directly adjusted using the Census X-13ARIMA-SEATS seasonal adjustment
software, the seasonal factors for 2016 will be applied to data for 2017 to produce the seasonally
adjusted 2017 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-seven of the 81 components of the U.S. city average all items index are not seasonally adjusted
for 2017.

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
https://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, December 2017 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2017
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2016
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016-
Dec.
2017
Nov.
2017-
Dec.
2017
Sep.
2017-
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2017-
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2017-
Dec.
2017

All items

100.000 241.432 246.669 246.524 2.1 -0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1

Food

13.600 247.313 250.871 251.238 1.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2

Food at home

7.795 236.464 238.403 238.579 0.9 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.039 271.374 269.646 269.847 -0.6 0.1 -0.5 -0.2 0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.741 241.612 247.027 248.420 2.8 0.6 0.6 -0.3 0.9

Dairy and related products

0.797 217.929 216.878 216.916 -0.5 0.0 -0.3 0.3 -0.4

Fruits and vegetables

1.331 291.957 296.791 296.476 1.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.5 -0.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.930 165.965 166.271 166.006 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.6 -0.1

Other food at home

1.956 208.301 209.624 209.401 0.5 -0.1 -0.2 0.4 -0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.805 265.104 271.152 271.811 2.5 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Energy

7.462 193.306 209.383 206.598 6.9 -1.3 -1.0 3.9 -1.2

Energy commodities

3.854 200.633 229.195 222.389 10.8 -3.0 -2.3 7.1 -2.5

Fuel oil(1)

0.112 235.127 263.132 270.955 15.2 3.0 2.3 5.0 3.0

Motor fuel

3.649 196.831 225.322 217.972 10.7 -3.3 -2.5 7.2 -2.7

Gasoline (all types)

3.593 195.915 224.227 216.781 10.7 -3.3 -2.4 7.3 -2.7

Energy services(2)

3.608 195.079 200.225 201.066 3.1 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.3

Electricity(2)

2.802 203.146 208.111 208.406 2.6 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.1

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.807 167.935 173.504 175.909 4.7 1.4 0.3 0.6 1.2

All items less food and energy

78.938 249.134 253.492 253.558 1.8 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.3

Commodities less food and energy commodities

18.647 143.668 143.295 142.647 -0.7 -0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.2

Apparel

3.037 122.637 125.398 120.614 -1.6 -3.8 -0.1 -1.3 -0.5

New vehicles

3.555 147.299 145.442 146.522 -0.5 0.7 -0.2 0.3 0.6

Used cars and trucks

1.907 137.475 134.901 136.118 -1.0 0.9 0.7 1.0 1.4

Medical care commodities

1.846 371.561 378.328 380.087 2.3 0.5 0.0 0.6 1.0

Alcoholic beverages

0.945 243.414 246.991 246.791 1.4 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0

Tobacco and smoking products

0.694 983.271 1,048.219 1,046.785 6.5 -0.1 1.6 0.2 -0.6

Services less energy services

60.291 314.190 321.690 322.250 2.6 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3

Shelter

33.902 292.612 301.185 301.985 3.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.961 302.735 312.670 313.904 3.7 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4

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

24.749 300.501 309.101 310.041 3.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Medical care services

6.650 500.845 508.879 509.045 1.6 0.0 0.3 -0.1 0.2

Physicians' services(2)

1.641 384.519 377.037 377.734 -1.8 0.2 0.2 -0.8 0.3

Hospital services(2)(4)

2.304 307.465 322.871 323.114 5.1 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.3

Transportation services

6.012 302.410 313.772 313.645 3.7 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.158 278.002 282.502 283.107 1.8 0.2 0.4 -0.3 0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.614 507.589 543.613 547.586 7.9 0.7 0.1 0.8 0.6

Airline fares

0.617 265.436 267.970 254.947 -4.0 -4.9 0.6 -2.4 -0.5

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, December 2017 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2017
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2016-
Dec.
2017
Nov.
2017-
Dec.
2017
Sep.
2017-
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2017-
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2017-
Dec.
2017

All items

100.000 2.1 -0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1

Food

13.600 1.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2

Food at home

7.795 0.9 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.039 -0.6 0.1 -0.5 -0.2 0.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.345 -1.4 0.0 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.041 -0.5 -0.3 0.9 0.0 -0.5

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.178 -1.6 0.3 -0.2 -0.3 0.3

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.126 -1.4 -0.4 0.1 -0.5 -0.4

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  -1.8 -1.6 1.4 -0.1 -1.6

Bakery products(1)

0.694 -0.1 0.1 -0.4 -0.3 0.1

Bread(1)(2)

0.207 0.0 0.1 -0.6 0.5 0.1

White bread(1)(3)

  -0.6 0.7 -0.8 -0.1 0.7

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  0.9 -0.4 -0.1 1.2 -0.4

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(2)

0.103 1.0 1.2 -0.2 0.5 1.2

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.170 -0.2 0.1 -0.6 -0.2 0.7

Cookies(3)

  -1.6 0.1 -0.4 -1.4 0.7

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  1.0 -0.6 -0.4 1.4 -0.6

Other bakery products

0.214 -0.8 -0.4 -1.2 -0.4 0.0

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

  -0.5 -0.4 -0.8 -0.5 -0.4

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  -1.8 0.5 -1.0 -1.5 0.3

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

  0.0 -0.7 -1.2 0.6 -0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.741 2.8 0.6 0.6 -0.3 0.9

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.640 2.3 0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.7

Meats

1.040 2.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.5

Beef and veal

0.464 3.5 0.5 -0.8 0.4 1.2

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.192 4.9 0.2 -1.2 0.3 0.2

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.062 3.1 0.4 -2.3 0.1 0.4

Uncooked beef steaks(2)

0.163 2.7 1.0 0.9 1.3 2.3

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.047 1.7 0.0 -1.2 1.5 0.0

Pork

0.326 3.1 -1.5 0.3 -0.3 -0.1

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.139 5.9 -1.0 -1.1 -1.3 -0.4

Bacon and related products(3)

  7.9 -1.1 -2.1 -3.0 -0.1

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  3.7 -0.6 0.3 0.0 -0.1

Ham

0.059 2.7 -3.1 3.2 -2.3 0.4

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  3.5 -3.1 3.2 -2.0 0.8

Pork chops(1)

0.053 1.0 -2.1 0.3 0.7 -2.1

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.075 0.1 -0.9 0.8 1.2 1.0

Other meats

0.250 -0.8 0.4 1.0 -0.8 0.1

Frankfurters(3)

  2.0 0.4 2.8 -2.5 -1.2

Lunchmeats(2)(3)

  -1.9 -0.1 0.6 -0.1 -0.5

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

           

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

           

Poultry(1)

0.337 2.5 1.6 0.2 -0.8 1.6

Chicken(1)(2)

0.276 3.3 1.4 0.1 -0.2 1.4

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  -0.2 1.7 0.7 -0.8 1.7

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  4.6 1.2 0.1 0.1 1.2

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.061 -0.8 2.4 0.7 -0.5 2.6

Fish and seafood

0.263 1.7 -0.5 1.3 0.4 0.2

Fresh fish and seafood(2)

0.142 1.1 -0.6 0.9 1.6 0.5

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.121 2.4 -0.3 1.6 -0.8 0.1

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  2.7 0.4 0.4 1.0 0.4

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

  1.3 -1.5 2.5 -1.6 -0.9

Eggs

0.101 11.6 7.3 6.7 -1.9 3.8

Dairy and related products

0.797 -0.5 0.0 -0.3 0.3 -0.4

Milk(1)(2)

0.223 -2.7 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4

Fresh whole milk(3)

  -3.5 0.0 -1.2 0.9 -0.5

Fresh milk other than whole(2)(3)

  -2.0 0.5 0.9 0.3 -0.8

Cheese and related products

0.260 1.9 -0.5 0.6 -0.2 0.0

Ice cream and related products

0.114 -1.0 1.0 -0.6 0.3 0.2

Other dairy and related products(1)(2)

0.201 -0.6 -0.3 -0.6 -0.6 -0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.331 1.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.5 -0.2

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.053 2.7 0.0 0.1 -0.6 -0.1

Fresh fruits

0.573 2.1 -1.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.7

Apples

0.083 -2.6 -2.4 0.0 -1.6 -2.5

Bananas(1)

0.082 -2.2 1.8 0.6 0.9 1.8

Citrus fruits(2)

0.164 8.4 -6.1 3.0 3.9 -0.8

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  8.9 -9.4 5.0 2.6 -2.6

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.245 1.5 1.7 -3.0 -1.0 -0.4

Fresh vegetables

0.479 3.5 1.3 0.4 -1.3 0.7

Potatoes

0.076 0.6 0.3 2.7 -1.1 1.0

Lettuce

0.064 3.7 -1.5 2.5 -4.3 -1.4

Tomatoes(1)

0.084 9.2 7.1 0.5 3.5 7.1

Other fresh vegetables

0.256 2.5 0.4 0.4 -0.9 -0.7

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.279 -2.7 -0.4 -0.2 0.0 -0.6

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.144 -4.1 -0.8 -1.3 1.1 -1.3

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  -3.0 -0.2 -1.3 0.0 -0.3

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  -4.7 -1.3 -1.5 1.9 -2.1

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.083 -0.1 0.3 1.8 -1.3 0.5

Frozen vegetables(3)

  -0.4 0.1 3.0 -1.4 0.0

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.051 -2.9 -0.7 -0.1 -0.3 -0.8

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

  -1.5 0.4 -0.1 -0.4 0.4

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.930 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.6 -0.1

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.658 -0.4 -0.7 -0.4 -0.2 -0.8

Carbonated drinks

0.261 -0.6 -0.9 0.3 -1.3 -0.6

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.011 1.3 1.7 0.2 -0.8 1.7

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(2)

0.386 -0.4 -0.7 -0.5 0.1 -0.8

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.273 1.1 1.2 0.6 -1.5 1.5

Coffee

0.169 1.7 1.5 -0.3 -1.5 2.3

Roasted coffee(3)

  1.3 1.6 0.3 -1.8 2.5

Instant coffee(1)(3)

  0.2 1.2 0.6 -1.5 1.2

Other beverage materials including tea(1)(2)

0.104 0.1 0.6 2.1 -0.8 0.6

Other food at home

1.956 0.5 -0.1 -0.2 0.4 -0.1

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.284 0.5 0.0 -0.5 0.1 0.0

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.048 2.1 -0.1 -0.6 0.0 0.5

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.181 0.4 0.5 -0.3 0.6 0.5

Other sweets(2)

0.055 -0.5 -1.8 0.0 1.6 -2.2

Fats and oils

0.229 1.5 0.2 -0.3 0.1 -0.3

Butter and margarine(2)

0.067 3.5 0.0 -0.9 0.0 -0.1

Butter(3)

  6.3 -1.8 -2.0 2.3 -1.4

Margarine(3)

  -0.5 0.4 -0.7 -1.4 -1.0

Salad dressing(2)

0.054 -1.2 1.2 -0.8 -0.5 -0.5

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.108 1.7 -0.2 1.0 0.3 -0.6

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  -3.5 -4.0 0.4 -0.8 -4.0

Other foods

1.443 0.4 -0.2 -0.1 0.6 -0.1

Soups

0.091 0.6 -0.5 -0.7 0.3 0.4

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.254 -0.7 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.2

Snacks(1)

0.329 0.5 -1.3 0.5 0.7 -1.3

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.278 1.5 0.2 -0.3 0.8 0.2

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

  0.1 1.2 -0.8 -1.8 1.6

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

  4.1 -0.3 1.3 -1.9 -0.3

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  2.9 0.7 0.4 2.0 0.2

Other condiments(3)

  2.0 -0.7 -1.5 1.1 0.4

Baby food(1)(2)

0.055 0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.4 0.1

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.436 0.2 0.3 -0.2 0.8 0.3

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  1.1 0.9 1.9 0.5 0.9

Food away from home(1)

5.805 2.5 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.810 2.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.473 2.9 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.194 2.3 2.8 -2.7 -0.2 2.9

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

  1.4 4.1 -4.0 0.0 4.1

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

0.083 2.4 0.0 0.2 0.7 0.0

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.245 2.2 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.2

Energy

7.462 6.9 -1.3 -1.0 3.9 -1.2

Energy commodities

3.854 10.8 -3.0 -2.3 7.1 -2.5

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.205 12.6 2.2 0.6 5.2 0.3

Fuel oil(1)

0.112 15.2 3.0 2.3 5.0 3.0

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(6)

0.093 9.5 1.4 -0.5 1.4 -0.6

Motor fuel

3.649 10.7 -3.3 -2.5 7.2 -2.7

Gasoline (all types)

3.593 10.7 -3.3 -2.4 7.3 -2.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  10.7 -3.5 -2.6 7.5 -2.8

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  10.2 -3.2 -1.3 8.3 -2.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  10.6 -2.4 -0.9 6.6 -1.8

Other motor fuels(2)

0.056 16.6 0.5 0.0 3.3 1.7

Energy services(8)

3.608 3.1 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.3

Electricity(8)

2.802 2.6 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.1

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.807 4.7 1.4 0.3 0.6 1.2

All items less food and energy

78.938 1.8 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.3

Commodities less food and energy commodities

18.647 -0.7 -0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.051 -1.7 0.1 -0.2 -0.2 0.1

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

0.241 -2.1 0.3 0.4 -2.7 0.3

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.057 -1.9 -1.9 0.2 1.6 -1.9

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.049 -7.3 0.2 0.6 -2.7 0.2

Other linens(1)(2)

0.135 -0.2 1.2 0.5 -4.5 1.2

Furniture and bedding

0.736 -0.7 -0.2 -0.8 -0.1 -0.4

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.262 0.2 -1.2 -1.5 0.1 -1.2

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

0.346 -1.4 0.3 0.3 -0.6 0.3

Other furniture(2)

0.122 -0.6 0.5 -1.1 1.0 0.1

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

  -4.7 -0.3 0.0 -0.5 -0.3

Appliances(2)

0.170 -1.0 0.5 -0.5 -1.2 0.5

Major appliances(2)

0.051 -2.6 3.5 0.3 -1.7 2.2

Laundry equipment(3)

  -5.2 2.5 1.8 -3.2 1.3

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.117 -0.3 -0.9 -1.0 -1.9 -0.9

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.421 -5.1 -0.1 -0.3 1.6 0.3

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.207 -8.9 0.2 -0.1 1.8 0.2

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.099 2.0 2.3 -0.5 0.6 1.9

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.048 -0.5 -1.0 0.2 -2.0 -1.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.066 -6.0 -3.7 -0.4 -0.1 -3.0

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.656 -1.4 -0.6 0.4 0.3 -0.6

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.174 -0.3 -0.7 0.2 -0.3 -0.7

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.327 -2.0 -0.6 0.6 0.3 -0.5

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.827 -1.0 0.8 0.2 -1.4 0.8

Household cleaning products(2)

0.328 -1.3 0.9 0.4 -0.6 0.6

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.225 -0.6 0.9 -0.3 -1.2 0.9

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.274 -1.0 0.5 0.2 -2.5 0.5

Apparel

3.037 -1.6 -3.8 -0.1 -1.3 -0.5

Men's and boys' apparel

0.754 -1.1 -3.7 0.3 -1.4 -0.4

Men's apparel

0.604 -0.3 -3.8 1.6 -1.0 -0.7

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.096 1.3 -4.6 4.2 -2.6 2.0

Men's furnishings

0.191 2.2 -0.8 2.9 -4.3 1.9

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.172 -4.9 -7.0 -2.4 2.1 -2.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.140 0.8 -3.5 3.7 0.6 -2.2

Boys' apparel

0.149 -3.9 -3.1 -5.0 -2.5 0.0

Women's and girls' apparel

1.238 -2.4 -5.2 0.0 -1.8 -0.6

Women's apparel

1.034 -3.1 -6.1 0.2 -1.8 -1.1

Women's outerwear

0.070 -3.4 -10.0 -2.2 -1.4 -5.3

Women's dresses

0.151 0.8 -5.5 0.4 -0.2 2.1

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.461 -5.5 -7.5 -0.7 -2.2 -1.1

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

0.341 -1.5 -3.7 2.8 -3.2 -1.4

Girls' apparel

0.205 1.2 -1.0 -1.1 -1.9 2.0

Footwear

0.672 -2.6 -2.0 -0.5 -0.2 -0.4

Men's footwear(1)

0.209 -2.5 -3.6 0.2 -0.6 -3.6

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.169 0.7 -0.4 -0.9 -1.1 1.4

Women's footwear

0.294 -4.6 -1.9 -1.0 0.1 0.2

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.148 -0.3 -0.8 -2.4 -3.5 0.7

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.224 2.8 -3.8 0.8 0.4 -1.5

Watches(1)(6)

0.085 7.4 -4.8 1.9 -1.8 -4.8

Jewelry(6)

0.139 0.2 -3.2 0.2 0.1 -0.7

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.925 -0.7 0.8 0.1 0.5 0.9

New vehicles

3.555 -0.5 0.7 -0.2 0.3 0.6

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  -0.6 0.7 -0.2 0.3 0.6

New cars(3)

  -1.1 0.7 -0.3 0.4 0.7

New trucks(3)(11)

  -0.1 0.7 -0.2 0.1 0.6

Used cars and trucks

1.907 -1.0 0.9 0.7 1.0 1.4

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.373 -0.5 0.4 -0.7 -0.5 0.4

Tires(1)

0.219 -1.3 0.8 -1.1 -1.0 0.8

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.153 0.6 -0.3 0.0 0.2 -0.3

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

  0.8 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1

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

  2.0 -1.4 0.2 3.3 -1.4

Medical care commodities

1.846 2.3 0.5 0.0 0.6 1.0

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.787 2.4 0.5 -0.2 0.3 0.5

Prescription drugs(8)

1.434 2.8 0.6 -0.2 0.6 1.0

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.353 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.059 0.1 -0.4 -0.2 0.4 -0.4

Recreation commodities(9)

1.699 -3.4 -0.7 -0.2 -0.5 -0.4

Video and audio products(9)

0.196 -7.2 -2.8 -1.5 -2.0 -2.0

Televisions

0.091 -6.3 -2.3 -3.3 -1.1 -1.2

Other video equipment(2)

0.024 -4.0 -3.8 1.6 0.6 -1.4

Audio equipment(1)

0.051 -16.2 -5.4 -0.2 -5.6 -5.4

Recorded music and music subscriptions(1)(2)

0.023 5.4 0.8 -0.8 -0.1 0.8

Pets and pet products(1)

0.565 -1.6 -0.1 0.1 -0.7 -0.1

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  -1.9 0.4 -0.3 -1.0 0.4

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

  -1.0 -0.4 0.3 -0.2 -0.4

Sporting goods

0.417 -1.0 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.5

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.219 -1.5 0.9 0.3 -0.2 0.9

Sports equipment

0.189 -0.5 -0.7 -0.7 0.4 -0.3

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.039 -1.7 -4.3 0.5 0.7 -2.7

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

           

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -1.2 -4.5 0.7 0.8 -2.5

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.147 -2.0 -0.2 -1.9 1.2 -0.2

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.087 -1.1 -0.9 -3.4 2.2 -0.9

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.060 -3.2 0.9 0.2 -0.2 0.9

Other recreational goods(2)

0.335 -7.5 -1.2 0.5 -1.2 -0.7

Toys

0.265 -9.1 -1.5 0.3 -1.3 -0.9

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

  -8.5 -2.2 0.0 -0.8 -1.7

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

0.025 -1.8 -1.1 3.7 -0.8 -1.1

Music instruments and accessories(1)(2)

0.033 2.4 0.8 0.2 -0.7 0.8

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.587 -3.2 -1.0 0.1 0.0 -0.6

Educational books and supplies

0.161 -1.8 -1.3 0.5 1.5 -1.1

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  -1.1 -1.2 0.7 1.7 -1.2

Information technology commodities(9)

0.426 -3.8 -0.9 0.0 -0.5 -0.5

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.260 -4.7 -1.6 0.1 -0.5 -1.0

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.084 0.5 -1.2 1.9 -1.4 -1.2

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

0.083 -5.0 1.9 -2.3 0.3 1.9

Alcoholic beverages

0.945 1.4 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.581 1.1 -0.3 0.2 0.2 -0.2

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.270 1.7 -0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.2

Distilled spirits at home

0.071 -1.1 -1.0 0.1 -0.3 -0.6

Whiskey at home(1)(3)

  -1.4 -1.0 0.3 -0.8 -1.0

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(3)

  -1.3 -0.8 0.1 -0.2 -0.5

Wine at home

0.239 1.2 -0.3 0.2 0.6 0.2

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.365 1.8 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3

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

  2.0 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.5

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

  1.7 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.7

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

  1.7 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2

Other goods(9)

1.557 2.1 -0.4 0.9 0.0 -0.6

Tobacco and smoking products

0.694 6.5 -0.1 1.6 0.2 -0.6

Cigarettes(2)

0.629 6.6 -0.2 1.6 0.2 -0.6

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.047 4.7 0.3 1.1 -0.2 0.3

Personal care products(1)

0.684 -0.8 -0.6 0.1 0.3 -0.6

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

0.361 -0.9 -0.2 0.1 -0.6 -0.2

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

0.317 -0.6 -0.9 0.1 1.5 -0.9

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.179 -2.4 -0.9 1.2 -2.0 -0.6

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  -1.7 -1.3 1.7 -1.1 -1.3

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

  1.9 0.3 0.8 1.4 0.3

Services less energy services

60.291 2.6 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3

Shelter

33.902 3.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4

Rent of shelter(13)

33.565 3.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4

Rent of primary residence(8)

7.961 3.7 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4

Lodging away from home(2)

0.854 0.6 -2.0 1.6 -1.3 0.8

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

0.121 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.733 0.3 -2.3 1.8 -1.6 0.9

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

24.749 3.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

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

23.618 3.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.337 0.6 0.0 -0.3 -0.2 0.0

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.181 3.2 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.3

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.895 3.5 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.4

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.286 2.0 0.0 0.7 0.4 0.0

Household operations(1)(2)

0.860 2.6 0.0 0.7 0.3 0.0

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.284 3.2 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.2

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

      0.0 0.0  

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.123 3.4 -1.5 6.0 1.1 -1.6

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.091 4.3 1.1 -0.1 0.0 1.1

Medical care services

6.650 1.6 0.0 0.3 -0.1 0.2

Professional services

3.085 -0.3 0.1 0.3 -0.4 0.1

Physicians' services(8)

1.641 -1.8 0.2 0.2 -0.8 0.3

Dental services(8)

0.811 1.5 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.318 0.6 -0.3 0.2 0.5 -0.3

Services by other medical professionals(1)(8)(6)

0.315 2.1 -0.1 0.2 0.2 -0.1

Hospital and related services

2.573 4.7 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.2

Hospital services(8)(14)

2.304 5.1 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.3

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

  4.2 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.3

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

  4.8 0.1 0.4 -0.2 0.3

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

0.195 3.0 0.0 0.7 0.1 0.2

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

0.074 -1.5 -0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.3

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.992 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.1

Transportation services

6.012 3.7 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.3

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.550 4.0 0.5 0.2 1.6 0.5

Car and truck rental(2)

0.095 -3.7 2.0 -2.5 -0.1 0.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.158 1.8 0.2 0.4 -0.3 0.2

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.057 1.9 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.672 2.4 0.4 0.3 -0.3 0.4

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.388 0.9 -0.1 0.5 -0.2 -0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.614 7.9 0.7 0.1 0.8 0.6

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.520 0.3 -0.3 0.2 -0.4 -0.3

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

0.280 1.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Parking and other fees(1)(2)

0.229 -1.1 -0.7 0.5 -0.9 -0.7

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

  1.7 -0.4 -0.4 0.4 -0.4

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

           

Public transportation

1.074 -1.6 -2.6 0.6 -1.8 0.0

Airline fares

0.617 -4.0 -4.9 0.6 -2.4 -0.5

Other intercity transportation

0.173 0.0 1.8 1.4 -2.0 0.1

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

  5.0 2.3 -0.6 1.5 2.3

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

  -1.0 1.4 1.6 1.1 1.4

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  -1.1 0.9 0.9 -2.2 0.9

Intracity transportation(1)

0.281 2.7 -0.2 0.3 -0.1 -0.2

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

  3.1 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.0

Recreation services(9)

3.932 3.8 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.3

Video and audio services(9)

1.677 4.4 -0.3 -0.2 0.1 -0.1

Cable and satellite television service(11)

1.581 4.8 -0.4 -0.3 0.4 -0.2

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

0.096 -1.0 2.5 0.8 -3.9 2.5

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

  -5.1 3.4 0.1 -7.6 3.4

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

  3.1 0.6 0.0 1.3 0.6

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.369 2.8 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.4

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  1.3 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  2.9 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.4

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.048 -1.5 -0.8 -0.3 0.0 -0.8

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  -0.5 -1.2 0.0 1.8 -1.2

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  -4.5 -0.7 -1.1 -2.7 -0.7

Other recreation services(2)

1.838 3.5 0.6 0.0 0.2 0.6

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

0.650 3.8 0.9 0.6 -0.1 0.9

Admissions

0.638 2.5 0.0 -0.4 0.4 0.0

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

  2.7 0.1 -0.3 0.6 0.1

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

  0.9 -0.4 -0.5 -1.1 -0.4

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.225 5.5 1.6 0.1 0.4 1.6

Education and communication services(9)

6.133 -1.6 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.046 2.2 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.2

College tuition and fees

1.806 2.1 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.2

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.320 3.7 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.3

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.745 1.8 -0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.042 3.4 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.138 3.3 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1

Postage

0.130 3.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1

Delivery services(2)

0.007 6.9 0.4 1.2 0.3 0.4

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.251 -6.5 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.2

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.528 -10.2 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.0

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.722 2.2 0.7 0.0 0.5 0.7

Internet services and electronic information providers(2)

0.688 -1.5 0.0 -0.3 0.2 0.2

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.621 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2

Personal care services(1)

0.604 1.5 0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.2

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

0.604 1.5 0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.2

Miscellaneous personal services(1)

1.017 2.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

Legal services(1)(6)

0.243 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Funeral expenses(1)(6)

0.144 1.8 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.268 2.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

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

0.026 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1

Financial services(6)

0.237 3.7 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.9

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

  3.6 0.5 0.0 2.8 0.5

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

  4.8 -0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

Footnotes
(1) Not seasonally adjusted.
(2) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(3) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(4) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(6) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(7) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(8) 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, December 2017 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Nov.
2017
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2016
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016-
Dec.
2017
Nov.
2017-
Dec.
2017
Sep.
2017-
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2017-
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2017-
Dec.
2017

All items less food

86.400 240.513 246.009 245.785 2.2 -0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1

All items less shelter

66.098 224.099 228.096 227.582 1.6 -0.2 0.0 0.5 0.0

All items less food and shelter

52.498 218.028 222.111 221.397 1.5 -0.3 0.0 0.6 0.0

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.036 224.952 226.928 226.578 0.7 -0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2

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

43.128 230.304 232.615 232.147 0.8 -0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2

All items less medical care

91.504 230.494 235.605 235.426 2.1 -0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1

All items less energy

92.538 248.172 252.400 252.510 1.7 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.3

Commodities

36.101 178.700 181.847 180.946 1.3 -0.5 -0.2 0.7 -0.1

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

16.740 145.048 144.942 144.064 -0.7 -0.6 0.0 -0.2 0.1

Commodities less food

22.501 148.119 151.017 149.683 1.1 -0.9 -0.4 1.1 -0.3

Commodities less food and beverages

21.556 144.851 147.715 146.359 1.0 -0.9 -0.4 1.2 -0.3

Services

63.899 303.272 310.555 311.138 2.6 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3

Services less rent of shelter(1)

30.334 324.846 330.682 331.010 1.9 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2

Services less medical care services

57.249 288.309 295.501 296.110 2.7 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3

Durables

8.916 105.431 103.714 104.083 -1.3 0.4 -0.1 0.3 0.5

Nondurables

27.185 215.401 221.698 219.981 2.1 -0.8 -0.3 0.9 -0.2

Nondurables less food

13.585 188.440 196.834 193.495 2.7 -1.7 -0.4 1.7 -0.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.640 185.035 193.703 190.183 2.8 -1.8 -0.5 1.8 -0.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.603 228.046 240.539 237.687 4.2 -1.2 -0.5 3.1 -1.0

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.549 228.307 239.964 237.357 4.0 -1.1 -0.5 2.8 -0.9

Housing

42.808 246.795 253.177 253.845 2.9 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Education and communication(2)

6.720 139.076 136.717 136.671 -1.7 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.1

Education(2)

3.207 251.466 256.721 256.469 2.0 -0.1 0.3 0.4 0.1

Communication(2)

3.513 78.135 74.295 74.314 -4.9 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1

Information and information processing(2)

3.376 74.321 70.440 70.458 -5.2 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.125 7.693 7.533 7.511 -2.4 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

Recreation(2)

5.631 116.559 118.420 118.336 1.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Video and audio(2)

1.873 100.714 104.390 103.844 3.1 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1 -0.3

Pets, pet products and services(2)

0.935 169.853 169.828 170.000 0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.4 0.1

Photography(2)

0.087 76.051 76.676 74.837 -1.6 -2.4 0.1 0.3 -1.7

Food and beverages

14.545 247.134 250.694 251.024 1.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Domestically produced farm food

6.519 244.411 246.651 246.920 1.0 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.2

Other services

11.686 347.337 349.179 349.586 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2

Apparel less footwear

2.365 114.878 118.448 113.320 -1.4 -4.3 0.0 -1.6 -0.5

Fuels and utilities

4.995 229.492 236.410 237.423 3.5 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.3

Household energy

3.813 190.931 196.686 197.705 3.5 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.3

Medical care

8.496 469.447 477.198 477.802 1.8 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.3

Transportation

15.586 196.252 204.014 203.023 3.5 -0.5 -0.5 1.9 -0.2

Private transportation

14.512 191.417 199.421 198.757 3.8 -0.3 -0.6 2.2 -0.2

New and used motor vehicles(2)

6.197 98.656 97.553 98.327 -0.3 0.8 0.1 0.6 0.9

Utilities and public transportation

9.695 214.037 215.239 214.951 0.4 -0.1 0.3 0.2 0.0

Household furnishings and operations

3.911 120.712 119.733 119.778 -0.8 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Other goods and services

3.178 427.159 436.352 435.831 2.0 -0.1 0.5 0.1 -0.1

Personal care

2.484 225.796 227.997 227.736 0.9 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0

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

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


Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, December 2017 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Dec. 2017 from: Percent change to Nov. 2017 from:
Dec.
2016
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2016
Sep.
2017
Oct.
2017

U.S. city average

M

2.1 -0.1 -0.1 2.2 -0.1 0.0

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

1.7 0.1 0.1 1.6 -0.1 0.0

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.7 0.0 0.0 1.7 -0.2 0.0

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

M

1.7 0.4 0.2 1.4 0.2 0.2

Midwest urban

M

1.7 0.0 -0.2 1.9 0.0 0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.8 0.0 -0.3 2.2 0.1 0.3

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

M

1.1 -0.5 -0.4 1.6 -0.1 -0.1

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)(4)

M

2.6 1.2 0.8 1.9 0.3 0.4

South urban

M

1.8 -0.2 -0.1 2.1 -0.3 -0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.1 -0.2 -0.1 2.3 -0.2 0.0

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

M

1.7 -0.3 -0.2 2.1 -0.3 -0.1

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)(4)

M

1.2 -0.2 0.2 0.9 -1.0 -0.3

West urban

M

3.1 0.0 0.1 3.1 0.2 0.0

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

3.4 0.2 0.1 3.3 0.3 0.0

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

M

2.7 -0.3 -0.1 2.7 0.0 -0.2

Size classes

A(5)

M

2.3 0.0 -0.1 2.4 0.0 0.1

B/C(3)

M

1.8 -0.2 -0.1 2.0 -0.1 -0.1

D(4)

M

2.0 0.3 0.4 1.6 -0.3 -0.1

Selected local areas

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

1.7 0.1 -0.4 1.8 0.0 0.4

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA(6)

M

3.6 0.1 0.0 3.6 0.5 0.1

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

M

1.6 0.0 0.1 1.6 -0.3 -0.1

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

1

      2.9 -0.2  

Cleveland-Akron, OH(4)

1

      1.6 -0.2  

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

      3.2 0.1  

Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV(7)(8)

1

      1.6 -0.1  

Atlanta, GA

2

3.2 -0.4        

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

2.7 0.1        

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

1.7 -0.7        

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

1.8 -0.1        

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

2

0.8 -0.1        

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

2.9 -0.1        

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

3.5 0.5        

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) This index will be discontinued after December, 2017.
(5) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(6) Los Angeles and Riverside will have separate indexes beginning January, 2018. The Los Angeles index will continue to be published monthly. A Riverside index will be published for odd months beginning January, 2018.
(7) Indexes on a November 1996=100 base.
(8) This index will be discontinued after December, 2017. Washington DC and Baltimore will have separate indexes beginning January, 2018. A Washington DC index will be published for odd months beginning January, 2018. A Baltimore index will be published for even months beginning February, 2018.

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, December 2017 [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

December 2013

    1.3 1.5

December 2014

    0.5 0.8

January 2015

-0.5 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1

February 2015

0.4 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

0.3 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

-0.2 -0.2 -0.3 0.0

October 2015

-0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.2

November 2015

-0.3 -0.2 0.2 0.5

December 2015

-0.4 -0.3 0.4 0.7

January 2016

0.1 0.2 1.1 1.4

February 2016

0.0 0.1 0.7 1.0

March 2016

0.5 0.4 0.5 0.9

April 2016

0.5 0.5 0.8 1.1

May 2016

0.4 0.4 0.7 1.0

June 2016

0.3 0.3 0.7 1.0

July 2016

-0.2 -0.2 0.5 0.8

August 2016

0.0 0.1 0.7 1.1

September 2016

0.2 0.2 1.1 1.5

October 2016

0.2 0.1 1.3 1.6

November 2016

-0.2 -0.2 1.4 1.7

December 2016

0.0 0.0 1.8 2.1

January 2017

0.6 0.6 2.3 2.5

February 2017

0.3 0.3 2.6 2.7

March 2017

0.1 0.1 2.2 2.4

April 2017

0.3 0.3 2.0 2.2

May 2017

0.1 0.1 1.6 1.9

June 2017

0.1 0.1 1.3 1.6

July 2017

-0.1 -0.1 1.5 1.7

August 2017

0.3 0.3 1.8 1.9

September 2017

0.6 0.5 2.2 2.2

October 2017

-0.1 -0.1 1.9 2.0

November 2017

0.0 0.0 2.1 2.2

December 2017

-0.1 -0.1 2.0 2.1

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, December 2017, 1-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2017
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Nov. 2017-
Dec. 2017
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Nov. 2017-
Dec. 2017(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.1   0.03 S-Oct. 2017 0.1

Food

13.600 0.2 0.021 0.06 L-Jul. 2017 0.2

Food at home

7.795 0.1 0.007 0.11 L-Jul. 2017 0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.039 0.2 0.002 0.23 L-Aug. 2017 0.3

Cereals and cereal products

0.345 -0.1 0.000 0.42 L-Sep. 2017 0.3

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.041 -0.5 0.000 0.68 S-Jun. 2017 -1.4

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.178 0.3 0.001 0.63 L-Sep. 2017 0.3

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.126 -0.4 0.000 0.71 L-Oct. 2017 0.1

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  -1.6   0.76 S-Sep. 2017 -1.9

Bakery products(4)

0.694 0.1 0.001 0.29 L-Aug. 2017 0.4

Bread(4)(5)

0.207 0.1 0.000 0.51 S-Oct. 2017 -0.6

White bread(4)(6)

  0.7   0.72 L-Jun. 2017 0.7

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  -0.4   0.78 S-Sep. 2017 -0.8

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(5)

0.103 1.2 0.001 0.63 L-Mar. 2017 2.7

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.170 0.7 0.001 0.49 L-Apr. 2017 0.8

Cookies(6)

  0.7   0.78 L-Aug. 2017 1.4

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  -0.6   0.77 S-Aug. 2017 -1.0

Other bakery products

0.214 0.0 0.000 0.56 L-Sep. 2017 1.0

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

  -0.4   1.10 L-Sep. 2017 0.5

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  0.3   0.95 L-Sep. 2017 1.3

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

  -0.4   0.96 S-Oct. 2017 -1.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.741 0.9 0.015 0.24 L-Jun. 2015 1.4

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.640 0.7 0.011 0.24 L-Jul. 2017 0.8

Meats

1.040 0.5 0.005 0.28 L-Jul. 2017 1.3

Beef and veal

0.464 1.2 0.005 0.43 L-Jul. 2017 1.2

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.192 0.2 0.000 0.56 S-Oct. 2017 -1.2

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.062 0.4 0.000 1.03 L-Jun. 2017 3.5

Uncooked beef steaks(5)

0.163 2.3 0.004 0.82 L-Aug. 2014 4.8

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.047 0.0 0.000 0.89 S-Oct. 2017 -1.2

Pork

0.326 -0.1 0.000 0.50 L-Oct. 2017 0.3

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.139 -0.4 -0.001 0.71 L-Sep. 2017 0.8

Bacon and related products(6)

  -0.1   1.07 L-Sep. 2017 0.0

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  -0.1   1.07 S-Aug. 2017 -0.4

Ham

0.059 0.4 0.000 1.03 L-Oct. 2017 3.2

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  0.8   1.14 L-Oct. 2017 3.2

Pork chops(4)

0.053 -2.1 -0.001 1.31 S-Jan. 2017 -2.5

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.075 1.0 0.001 1.04 S-Oct. 2017 0.8

Other meats

0.250 0.1 0.000 0.52 L-Oct. 2017 1.0

Frankfurters(6)

  -1.2   1.86 L-Oct. 2017 2.8

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

  -0.5   0.61 S-Sep. 2017 -1.3

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

           

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

           

Poultry(4)

0.337 1.6 0.005 0.60 L-Jan. 2008 2.0

Chicken(4)(5)

0.276 1.4 0.004 0.68 L-Jun. 2015 1.7

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  1.7   1.68 L-May 2017 1.9

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  1.2   0.90 L-Jan. 2017 1.4

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.061 2.6 0.002 0.83 L-Jan. 2011 3.0

Fish and seafood

0.263 0.2 0.001 0.55 S-Sep. 2017 -0.8

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.142 0.5 0.001 0.84 S-Sep. 2017 -2.0

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.121 0.1 0.000 0.62 L-Oct. 2017 1.6

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  0.4   0.87 S-Oct. 2017 0.4

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  -0.9   0.88 L-Oct. 2017 2.5

Eggs

0.101 3.8 0.004 0.94 L-Oct. 2017 6.7

Dairy and related products

0.797 -0.4 -0.003 0.26 S-Sep. 2017 -0.6

Milk(4)(5)

0.223 0.4 0.001 0.35 - -

Fresh whole milk(6)

  -0.5   0.48 S-Oct. 2017 -1.2

Fresh milk other than whole(5)(6)

  -0.8   0.57 S-Sep. 2017 -1.6

Cheese and related products

0.260 0.0 0.000 0.47 L-Oct. 2017 0.6

Ice cream and related products

0.114 0.2 0.000 0.76 S-Oct. 2017 -0.6

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.201 -0.3 -0.001 0.58 L-Sep. 2017 0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.331 -0.2 -0.003 0.28 L-Oct. 2017 0.0

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.053 -0.1 -0.001 0.33 L-Oct. 2017 0.1

Fresh fruits

0.573 -0.7 -0.004 0.48 S-Aug. 2017 -1.0

Apples

0.083 -2.5 -0.002 0.97 S-Jan. 2017 -4.0

Bananas(4)

0.082 1.8 0.001 0.70 L-Sep. 2016 1.9

Citrus fruits(5)

0.164 -0.8 -0.001 0.95 S-Aug. 2017 -2.3

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  -2.6   1.35 S-Aug. 2017 -5.2

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.245 -0.4 -0.001 0.86 L-Sep. 2017 1.5

Fresh vegetables

0.479 0.7 0.003 0.55 L-Apr. 2017 5.1

Potatoes

0.076 1.0 0.001 1.11 L-Oct. 2017 2.7

Lettuce

0.064 -1.4 -0.001 1.38 L-Oct. 2017 2.5

Tomatoes(4)

0.084 7.1 0.006 1.30 L-Jan. 2016 15.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.256 -0.7 -0.002 0.82 L-Oct. 2017 0.4

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.279 -0.6 -0.002 0.45 S-Jul. 2017 -0.7

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.144 -1.3 -0.002 0.58 S-Oct. 2017 -1.3

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  -0.3   0.77 S-Oct. 2017 -1.3

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  -2.1   0.80 S-Oct. 2015 -2.9

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.083 0.5 0.000 0.93 L-Oct. 2017 1.8

Frozen vegetables(6)

  0.0   1.27 L-Oct. 2017 3.0

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.051 -0.8 0.000 0.81 S-Aug. 2017 -0.8

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

  0.4   0.82 L-Jul. 2017 0.4

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.930 -0.1 -0.001 0.34 L-Oct. 2017 0.0

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.658 -0.8 -0.005 0.42 S-May 2013 -1.1

Carbonated drinks

0.261 -0.6 -0.002 0.75 L-Oct. 2017 0.3

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.011 1.7 0.000 0.58 L-Jul. 2017 3.9

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.386 -0.8 -0.003 0.50 S-Jun. 2017 -0.8

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.273 1.5 0.004 0.51 L-Feb. 2017 1.5

Coffee

0.169 2.3 0.004 0.72 L-Apr. 2011 3.9

Roasted coffee(6)

  2.5   0.96 L-Apr. 2011 3.7

Instant coffee(4)(6)

  1.2   1.06 L-Apr. 2017 2.5

Other beverage materials including tea(4)(5)

0.104 0.6 0.001 0.65 L-Oct. 2017 2.1

Other food at home

1.956 -0.1 -0.003 0.20 S-Oct. 2017 -0.2

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.284 0.0 0.000 0.47 S-Oct. 2017 -0.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.048 0.5 0.000 0.71 L-Sep. 2017 0.8

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.181 0.5 0.001 0.68 S-Oct. 2017 -0.3

Other sweets(5)

0.055 -2.2 -0.001 0.67 S-Apr. 2000 -3.9

Fats and oils

0.229 -0.3 -0.001 0.42 S-Oct. 2017 -0.3

Butter and margarine(5)

0.067 -0.1 0.000 0.81 S-Oct. 2017 -0.9

Butter(6)

  -1.4   1.05 S-Oct. 2017 -2.0

Margarine(6)

  -1.0   0.89 L-Oct. 2017 -0.7

Salad dressing(5)

0.054 -0.5 0.000 0.83 - -

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.108 -0.6 -0.001 0.56 S-Aug. 2017 -1.4

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  -4.0   0.93 S-Nov. 2016 -4.4

Other foods

1.443 -0.1 -0.002 0.25 S-Oct. 2017 -0.1

Soups

0.091 0.4 0.000 0.95 L-Sep. 2017 3.5

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.254 0.2 0.000 0.60 S-Sep. 2017 -0.2

Snacks(4)

0.329 -1.3 -0.004 0.66 S-Nov. 2013 -1.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.278 0.2 0.001 0.55 S-Oct. 2017 -0.3

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

  1.6   0.81 L-Dec. 2016 1.8

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

  -0.3   1.20 L-Oct. 2017 1.3

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  0.2   0.81 S-Sep. 2017 0.0

Other condiments(6)

  0.4   0.80 S-Oct. 2017 -1.5

Baby food(4)(5)

0.055 0.1 0.000 0.64 L-Jun. 2017 0.5

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.436 0.3 0.001 0.41 S-Oct. 2017 -0.2

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  0.9   0.71 L-Oct. 2017 1.9

Food away from home(4)

5.805 0.2 0.014 0.04 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.810 0.2 0.005 0.05 L-Oct. 2017 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.473 0.1 0.004 0.07 S-Feb. 2017 0.1

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.194 2.9 0.006 0.15 L-Aug. 2017 3.9

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

  4.1   0.06 L-Sep. 2015 8.7

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

0.083 0.0 0.000 0.17 S-Jun. 2017 -0.1

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.245 0.2 0.001 0.04 S-Oct. 2017 0.1

Energy

7.462 -1.2 -0.089 0.09 S-Jun. 2017 -1.6

Energy commodities

3.854 -2.5 -0.102 0.15 S-Jun. 2017 -2.7

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.205 0.3 0.001 0.39 S-Jul. 2017 -1.2

Fuel oil(4)

0.112 3.0 0.003 0.48 S-Oct. 2017 2.3

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(9)

0.093 -0.6 -0.001 0.63 S-Jun. 2017 -0.6

Motor fuel

3.649 -2.7 -0.102 0.15 S-Jun. 2017 -2.8

Gasoline (all types)

3.593 -2.7 -0.102 0.16 S-Jun. 2017 -2.8

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  -2.8   0.65 S-Jun. 2017 -3.0

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  -2.6   0.63 S-Jun. 2017 -2.7

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  -1.8   0.56 S-Jun. 2017 -2.2

Other motor fuels(5)

0.056 1.7 0.001 0.23 S-Oct. 2017 0.0

Energy services(11)

3.608 0.3 0.012 0.08 S-Sep. 2017 -0.2

Electricity(11)

2.802 0.1 0.003 0.09 S-Sep. 2017 0.0

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.807 1.2 0.010 0.10 L-May 2017 1.9

All items less food and energy

78.938 0.3 0.218 0.04 L-Jan. 2017 0.3

Commodities less food and energy commodities

18.647 0.2 0.038 0.08 L-Jan. 2017 0.4

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.051 0.1 0.003 0.15 L-Jan. 2017 0.4

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

0.241 0.3 0.001 0.60 L-Oct. 2017 0.4

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.057 -1.9 -0.001 0.54 S-Dec. 2010 -1.9

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.049 0.2 0.000 1.05 L-Oct. 2017 0.6

Other linens(4)(5)

0.135 1.2 0.002 0.91 L-Sep. 2017 2.9

Furniture and bedding

0.736 -0.4 -0.003 0.34 S-Oct. 2017 -0.8

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.262 -1.2 -0.003 0.42 S-Oct. 2017 -1.5

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

0.346 0.3 0.001 0.47 L-Oct. 2017 0.3

Other furniture(5)

0.122 0.1 0.000 0.67 S-Oct. 2017 -1.1

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

  -0.3   0.55 L-Oct. 2017 0.0

Appliances(5)

0.170 0.5 0.001 0.60 L-Aug. 2017 1.1

Major appliances(5)

0.051 2.2 0.001 0.72 L-EVER -

Laundry equipment(6)

  1.3   1.15 L-Oct. 2017 1.8

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.117 -0.9 -0.001 0.79 L-Sep. 2017 -0.1

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.421 0.3 0.001 0.41 S-Oct. 2017 -0.3

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.207 0.2 0.000 0.57 S-Oct. 2017 -0.1

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.099 1.9 0.002 0.57 L-Jun. 2005 2.0

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.048 -1.0 0.000 1.22 L-Oct. 2017 0.2

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.066 -3.0 -0.002 0.60 S-EVER -

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.656 -0.6 -0.004 0.22 S-Apr. 2014 -0.7

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.174 -0.7 -0.001 0.42 S-Apr. 2016 -0.8

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.327 -0.5 -0.002 0.26 S-Sep. 2017 -0.5

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.827 0.8 0.006 0.22 L-Sep. 2011 0.9

Household cleaning products(5)

0.328 0.6 0.002 0.36 L-Apr. 2017 1.6

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.225 0.9 0.002 0.43 L-Sep. 2012 1.0

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.274 0.5 0.001 0.38 L-Feb. 2016 0.6

Apparel

3.037 -0.5 -0.015 0.37 L-Oct. 2017 -0.1

Men's and boys' apparel

0.754 -0.4 -0.003 0.63 L-Oct. 2017 0.3

Men's apparel

0.604 -0.7 -0.004 0.67 L-Oct. 2017 1.6

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.096 2.0 0.002 1.50 L-Oct. 2017 4.2

Men's furnishings

0.191 1.9 0.004 1.34 L-Oct. 2017 2.9

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.172 -2.3 -0.004 1.09 S-Oct. 2017 -2.4

Men's pants and shorts

0.140 -2.2 -0.003 1.28 S-Mar. 2017 -8.2

Boys' apparel

0.149 0.0 0.000 1.60 L-Aug. 2017 9.6

Women's and girls' apparel

1.238 -0.6 -0.007 0.62 L-Oct. 2017 0.0

Women's apparel

1.034 -1.1 -0.011 0.69 L-Oct. 2017 0.2

Women's outerwear

0.070 -5.3 -0.003 2.01 S-Sep. 2016 -5.3

Women's dresses

0.151 2.1 0.003 1.69 L-Jul. 2017 3.3

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.461 -1.1 -0.005 0.82 L-Oct. 2017 -0.7

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

0.341 -1.4 -0.005 1.16 L-Oct. 2017 2.8

Girls' apparel

0.205 2.0 0.004 1.60 L-Mar. 2017 3.1

Footwear

0.672 -0.4 -0.003 0.60 S-Oct. 2017 -0.5

Men's footwear(4)

0.209 -3.6 -0.007 1.01 S-EVER -

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.169 1.4 0.002 1.05 L-Sep. 2017 3.0

Women's footwear

0.294 0.2 0.001 0.90 L-Jun. 2017 1.7

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.148 0.7 0.001 1.33 L-Sep. 2017 7.0

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.224 -1.5 -0.003 1.25 S-Jun. 2017 -2.0

Watches(4)(9)

0.085 -4.8 -0.004 1.51 S-Aug. 2013 -5.8

Jewelry(9)

0.139 -0.7 -0.001 1.40 S-Jul. 2017 -2.1

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.925 0.9 0.051 0.07 L-EVER -

New vehicles

3.555 0.6 0.023 0.12 L-Jan. 2017 0.9

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  0.6   0.15 L-Jan. 2017 0.8

New cars(6)

  0.7   0.17 L-Jan. 2017 0.9

New trucks(14)(6)

  0.6   0.15 L-Jan. 2017 0.8

Used cars and trucks

1.907 1.4 0.026 0.02 L-Jun. 2011 1.4

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.373 0.4 0.001 0.27 L-Mar. 2017 0.4

Tires(4)

0.219 0.8 0.002 0.33 L-Aug. 2016 0.8

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.153 -0.3 0.000 0.42 S-Aug. 2017 -0.4

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

  -0.1   0.36 L-Oct. 2017 -0.1

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

  -1.4   0.83 S-Jan. 2017 -1.6

Medical care commodities

1.846 1.0 0.018 0.26 L-Jul. 2017 1.0

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.787 0.5 0.009 0.27 L-Jul. 2017 1.1

Prescription drugs(11)

1.434 1.0 0.015 0.33 L-Jul. 2017 1.3

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.353 0.2 0.001 0.46 L-Oct. 2017 0.2

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.059 -0.4 0.000 0.54 S-Jul. 2017 -0.6

Recreation commodities(12)

1.699 -0.4 -0.006 0.17 L-Oct. 2017 -0.2

Video and audio products(12)

0.196 -2.0 -0.004 0.54 - -

Televisions

0.091 -1.2 -0.001 0.85 S-Oct. 2017 -3.3

Other video equipment(5)

0.024 -1.4 0.000 0.67 S-Aug. 2017 -2.7

Audio equipment(4)

0.051 -5.4 -0.003 1.01 L-Oct. 2017 -0.2

Recorded music and music subscriptions(4)(5)

0.023 0.8 0.000 0.72 L-Jul. 2017 0.8

Pets and pet products(4)

0.565 -0.1 0.000 0.26 L-Oct. 2017 0.1

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  0.4   0.30 L-Aug. 2017 0.7

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

  -0.4   0.48 S-Aug. 2017 -0.8

Sporting goods

0.417 0.5 0.002 0.29 L-May 2016 0.6

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.219 0.9 0.002 0.37 L-Apr. 2016 2.3

Sports equipment

0.189 -0.3 -0.001 0.46 S-Oct. 2017 -0.7

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.039 -2.7 -0.001 0.73 S-Apr. 2016 -2.7

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

           

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  -2.5   0.80 S-Apr. 2016 -3.6

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.147 -0.2 0.000 0.67 S-Oct. 2017 -1.9

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.087 -0.9 -0.001 0.85 S-Oct. 2017 -3.4

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.060 0.9 0.001 0.95 L-Jul. 2017 1.4

Other recreational goods(5)

0.335 -0.7 -0.003 0.38 L-Oct. 2017 0.5

Toys

0.265 -0.9 -0.002 0.43 L-Oct. 2017 0.3

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

  -1.7   0.49 S-Jul. 2017 -2.2

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

0.025 -1.1 0.000 1.25 S-Apr. 2017 -5.2

Music instruments and accessories(4)(5)

0.033 0.8 0.000 0.26 L-Jul. 2017 1.7

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.587 -0.6 -0.004 0.31 S-Sep. 2017 -1.2

Educational books and supplies

0.161 -1.1 -0.002 0.42 S-Sep. 2017 -1.5

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  -1.2   0.50 S-Sep. 2017 -1.9

Information technology commodities(12)

0.426 -0.5 -0.002 0.39 - -

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.260 -1.0 -0.003 0.47 S-Mar. 2017 -1.5

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.084 -1.2 -0.001 1.26 L-Oct. 2017 1.9

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

0.083 1.9 0.002 0.59 L-Apr. 2016 2.6

Alcoholic beverages

0.945 0.0 0.000 0.13 S-May 2017 -0.3

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.581 -0.2 -0.001 0.21 S-May 2017 -0.6

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.270 -0.2 -0.001 0.25 S-Jun. 2017 -0.3

Distilled spirits at home

0.071 -0.6 0.000 0.35 S-May 2017 -0.7

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

  -1.0   0.49 S-Nov. 2016 -1.2

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(6)

  -0.5   0.52 S-May 2017 -0.7

Wine at home

0.239 0.2 0.000 0.41 S-Oct. 2017 0.2

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.365 0.3 0.001 0.12 L-Jun. 2017 0.4

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

  0.5   0.19 L-Jan. 2017 0.5

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

  0.7   0.09 L-Nov. 2014 0.7

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

  0.2   0.14 - -

Other goods(12)

1.557 -0.6 -0.009 0.17 S-EVER -

Tobacco and smoking products

0.694 -0.6 -0.004 0.14 S-Jul. 2014 -0.8

Cigarettes(5)

0.629 -0.6 -0.004 0.15 S-Jul. 2014 -0.8

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.047 0.3 0.000 0.34 L-Oct. 2017 1.1

Personal care products(4)

0.684 -0.6 -0.004 0.31 S-Aug. 2017 -0.6

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

0.361 -0.2 -0.001 0.40 L-Oct. 2017 0.1

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

0.317 -0.9 -0.003 0.43 S-May 2017 -0.9

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.179 -0.6 -0.001 0.56 L-Oct. 2017 1.2

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  -1.3   0.57 S-Aug. 2013 -1.7

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

  0.3   0.59 S-Sep. 2017 -0.2

Services less energy services

60.291 0.3 0.178 0.04 L-Oct. 2017 0.3

Shelter

33.902 0.4 0.120 0.05 L-Aug. 2017 0.5

Rent of shelter(16)

33.565 0.4 0.120 0.05 L-Aug. 2017 0.5

Rent of primary residence(11)

7.961 0.4 0.028 0.04 L-Aug. 2017 0.4

Lodging away from home(5)

0.854 0.8 0.007 1.49 L-Oct. 2017 1.6

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

0.121 0.3 0.000 0.10 L-May 2017 0.3

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.733 0.9 0.007 1.71 L-Oct. 2017 1.8

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

24.749 0.3 0.084 0.03 L-Oct. 2017 0.3

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

23.618 0.3 0.080 0.03 L-Oct. 2017 0.3

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.337 0.0 0.000 0.14 L-Sep. 2017 0.0

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.181 0.3 0.003 0.08 S-Oct. 2017 0.3

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.895 0.4 0.003 0.10 - -

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.286 0.0 0.000 0.06 S-May 2017 0.0

Household operations(4)(5)

0.860 0.0 0.000 0.11 S-Sep. 2017 0.0

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.284 0.2 0.000 0.03 S-Oct. 2017 0.0

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

           

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.123 -1.6 -0.002 0.65 S-Jun. 2017 -4.5

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.091 1.1 0.001 0.23 L-May 2017 1.1

Medical care services

6.650 0.2 0.010 0.07 L-Oct. 2017 0.3

Professional services

3.085 0.1 0.004 0.09 L-Oct. 2017 0.3

Physicians' services(11)

1.641 0.3 0.004 0.09 L-Aug. 2017 0.4

Dental services(11)

0.811 0.1 0.001 0.16 S-Apr. 2017 -0.3

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.318 -0.3 -0.001 0.29 S-Jul. 2017 -0.4

Services by other medical professionals(4)(11)(9)

0.315 -0.1 0.000 0.22 S-Jun. 2017 -0.1

Hospital and related services

2.573 0.2 0.006 0.11 L-Oct. 2017 0.5

Hospital services(11)(17)

2.304 0.3 0.006 0.12 L-Oct. 2017 0.5

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

  0.3   0.25 - -

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

  0.3   0.35 L-Oct. 2017 0.4

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

0.195 0.2 0.000 0.11 L-Oct. 2017 0.7

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

0.074 -0.3 0.000 0.12 S-Jun. 2017 -0.7

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.992 -0.1 -0.001 0.10 L-Oct. 2017 0.0

Transportation services

6.012 0.3 0.021 0.11 L-Sep. 2017 0.3

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.550 0.5 0.003 0.48 S-Oct. 2017 0.2

Car and truck rental(5)

0.095 0.7 0.001 1.88 L-Jun. 2017 9.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.158 0.2 0.002 0.16 L-Oct. 2017 0.4

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.057 0.1 0.000 0.19 L-Oct. 2017 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.672 0.4 0.003 0.21 L-Sep. 2017 0.5

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.388 -0.1 0.000 0.18 L-Oct. 2017 0.5

Motor vehicle insurance

2.614 0.6 0.016 0.13 S-Oct. 2017 0.1

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.520 -0.3 -0.001 0.12 L-Oct. 2017 0.2

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

0.280 0.1 0.000 0.02 L-Jul. 2017 0.3

Parking and other fees(4)(5)

0.229 -0.7 -0.002 0.13 L-Oct. 2017 0.5

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

  -0.4   0.17 S-Oct. 2017 -0.4

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

           

Public transportation

1.074 0.0 0.000 0.37 L-Oct. 2017 0.6

Airline fares

0.617 -0.5 -0.003 0.58 L-Oct. 2017 0.6

Other intercity transportation

0.173 0.1 0.000 0.57 L-Oct. 2017 1.4

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

  2.3   0.89 L-Jul. 2017 4.6

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

  1.4   0.92 L-Oct. 2017 1.6

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  0.9   0.87 L-Oct. 2017 0.9

Intracity transportation(4)

0.281 -0.2 0.000 0.04 S-Jul. 2017 -1.1

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

  0.0   0.07 S-Jul. 2017 -1.3

Recreation services(12)

3.932 0.3 0.010 0.16 L-Aug. 2017 0.5

Video and audio services(12)

1.677 -0.1 -0.001 0.13 S-Oct. 2017 -0.2

Cable and satellite television service(14)

1.581 -0.2 -0.004 0.12 S-Oct. 2017 -0.3

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

0.096 2.5 0.002 0.95 L-Oct. 2011 2.6

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

  3.4   1.51 L-Jan. 2017 4.8

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

  0.6   0.23 S-Oct. 2017 0.0

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.369 0.4 0.002 0.14 L-Aug. 2017 0.4

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  0.5   0.19 L-Aug. 2017 0.7

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.4   0.15 L-Aug. 2017 0.5

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.048 -0.8 0.000 0.31 S-Nov. 2015 -0.8

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  -1.2   0.06 S-Sep. 2016 -1.8

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  -0.7   0.48 L-Sep. 2017 2.1

Other recreation services(5)

1.838 0.6 0.010 0.30 L-Jul. 2017 0.8

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

0.650 0.9 0.006 0.29 L-Feb. 2017 1.2

Admissions

0.638 0.0 0.000 0.62 S-Oct. 2017 -0.4

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

  0.1   0.54 S-Oct. 2017 -0.3

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

  -0.4   2.29 L-Sep. 2017 -0.1

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.225 1.6 0.003 0.25 L-Jun. 2007 2.1

Education and communication services(12)

6.133 0.2 0.011 0.07 S-Oct. 2017 0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.046 0.2 0.006 0.05 S-Aug. 2017 0.0

College tuition and fees

1.806 0.2 0.003 0.06 S-Aug. 2017 -0.3

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.320 0.3 0.001 0.04 S-Sep. 2017 0.2

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.745 0.2 0.001 0.06 - -

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.042 0.0 0.000 0.08 S-Jun. 2017 -0.1

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.138 0.1 0.000 0.02 - -

Postage

0.130 0.1 0.000 0.00 - -

Delivery services(5)

0.007 0.4 0.000 0.37 L-Oct. 2017 1.2

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.251 0.2 0.004 0.11 S-Sep. 2017 0.2

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.528 0.0 -0.001 0.12 S-Aug. 2017 -0.1

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.722 0.7 0.005 0.20 L-Feb. 2017 1.3

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.688 0.2 0.002 0.44 - -

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.621 0.2 0.003 0.08 L-Jul. 2017 0.3

Personal care services(4)

0.604 0.2 0.001 0.10 L-Aug. 2017 0.5

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

0.604 0.2 0.001 0.10 L-Aug. 2017 0.5

Miscellaneous personal services(4)

1.017 0.1 0.001 0.13 - -

Legal services(4)(9)

0.243 0.0 0.000 0.12 S-Oct. 2017 0.0

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.144 0.2 0.000 0.09 L-Aug. 2017 0.4

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.268 0.1 0.000 0.10 - -

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

0.026 -0.1 0.000 0.10 S-Sep. 2017 -0.1

Financial services(9)

0.237 0.9 0.002 0.27 L-Jul. 2017 1.0

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

  0.5   0.10 S-Oct. 2017 0.0

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

  0.3   0.35 - -

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

86.400 0.1 0.129 0.04 S-Oct. 2017 0.1

All items less shelter

66.098 0.0 0.030 0.03 S-Oct. 2017 0.0

All items less food and shelter

52.498 0.0 0.009 0.04 S-Oct. 2017 0.0

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.036 0.2 0.098 0.05 L-Feb. 2017 0.2

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

43.128 0.2 0.072 0.05 L-Feb. 2017 0.2

All items less medical care

91.504 0.1 0.121 0.03 S-Oct. 2017 0.1

All items less energy

92.538 0.3 0.239 0.04 L-Jan. 2017 0.3

Commodities

36.101 -0.1 -0.042 0.05 S-Oct. 2017 -0.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

16.740 0.1 0.011 0.09 L-Feb. 2017 0.1

Commodities less food

22.501 -0.3 -0.064 0.07 S-Oct. 2017 -0.4

Commodities less food and beverages

21.556 -0.3 -0.064 0.07 S-Oct. 2017 -0.4

Services

63.899 0.3 0.190 0.04 L-Oct. 2017 0.3

Services less rent of shelter(16)

30.334 0.2 0.071 0.04 - -

Services less medical care services

57.249 0.3 0.180 0.05 L-Oct. 2017 0.3

Durables

8.916 0.5 0.047 0.07 L-Oct. 2009 1.2

Nondurables

27.185 -0.2 -0.057 0.06 S-Oct. 2017 -0.3

Nondurables less food

13.585 -0.7 -0.098 0.11 S-Jun. 2017 -0.9

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.640 -0.8 -0.098 0.12 S-Jun. 2017 -1.0

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.603 -1.0 -0.094 0.09 S-Jun. 2017 -1.6

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.549 -0.9 -0.094 0.08 S-Jun. 2017 -1.4

Housing

42.808 0.3 0.137 0.06 L-Oct. 2017 0.3

Education and communication(5)

6.720 0.1 0.008 0.07 S-Sep. 2017 0.1

Education(5)

3.207 0.1 0.004 0.05 S-Aug. 2017 -0.1

Communication(5)

3.513 0.1 0.004 0.13 S-Oct. 2017 0.1

Information and information processing(5)

3.376 0.1 0.004 0.13 S-Sep. 2017 0.0

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.125 0.0 0.000 0.32 L-Jun. 2017 0.2

Recreation(5)

5.631 0.1 0.004 0.12 L-Sep. 2017 0.2

Video and audio(5)

1.873 -0.3 -0.005 0.15 S-Oct. 2017 -0.4

Pets, pet products and services(5)

0.935 0.1 0.001 0.16 L-Oct. 2017 0.1

Photography(5)

0.087 -1.7 -0.001 0.38 S-EVER -

Food and beverages

14.545 0.1 0.021 0.06 L-Sep. 2017 0.1

Domestically produced farm food

6.519 0.2 0.011 0.11 L-Jul. 2017 0.3

Other services

11.686 0.2 0.024 0.07 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.365 -0.5 -0.012 0.42 L-Oct. 2017 0.0

Fuels and utilities

4.995 0.3 0.016 0.06 S-Sep. 2017 0.1

Household energy

3.813 0.3 0.013 0.07 S-Sep. 2017 0.1

Medical care

8.496 0.3 0.028 0.09 L-Oct. 2017 0.3

Transportation

15.586 -0.2 -0.030 0.06 S-Oct. 2017 -0.5

Private transportation

14.512 -0.2 -0.030 0.06 S-Oct. 2017 -0.6

New and used motor vehicles(5)

6.197 0.9 0.053 0.09 L-Nov. 2009 1.1

Utilities and public transportation

9.695 0.0 0.004 0.07 S-Aug. 2017 0.0

Household furnishings and operations

3.911 0.0 0.001 0.13 L-Oct. 2017 0.0

Other goods and services

3.178 -0.1 -0.004 0.09 S-Aug. 2017 -0.1

Personal care

2.484 0.0 0.001 0.11 - -

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

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


Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2017, 12-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2017
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Dec. 2016-
Dec. 2017
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Dec. 2016-
Dec. 2017(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 2.1   0.06 S-Oct. 2017 2.0

Food

13.600 1.6 0.217 0.09 L-Oct. 2015 1.6

Food at home

7.795 0.9 0.071 0.14 L-Jul. 2015 0.9

Cereals and bakery products

1.039 -0.6 -0.006 0.30 L-Oct. 2017 -0.6

Cereals and cereal products

0.345 -1.4 -0.005 0.57 S-Jul. 2017 -2.2

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.041 -0.5 0.000 0.80 L-Oct. 2017 -0.5

Breakfast cereal

0.178 -1.6 -0.003 0.87 - -

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.126 -1.4 -0.002 1.01 S-Oct. 2017 -1.9

Rice(4)(5)

  -1.8   1.43 S-Jul. 2017 -2.3

Bakery products

0.694 -0.1 -0.001 0.35 L-Sep. 2017 0.4

Bread(4)

0.207 0.0 0.000 0.73 L-Sep. 2017 0.2

White bread(5)

  -0.6   0.87 L-Oct. 2017 -0.4

Bread other than white(5)

  0.9   1.12 L-Jun. 2017 0.9

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.103 1.0 0.001 0.84 L-Jan. 2016 1.1

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.170 -0.2 0.000 0.76 L-Oct. 2017 -0.2

Cookies(5)

  -1.6   1.34 L-Oct. 2017 -1.0

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  1.0   1.00 - -

Other bakery products

0.214 -0.8 -0.002 0.67 L-Oct. 2017 0.0

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  -0.5   1.58 S-Jul. 2017 -1.0

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  -1.8   1.19 L-Oct. 2017 -0.5

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

  0.0   1.12 L-Sep. 2017 1.8

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.741 2.8 0.049 0.33 L-Jul. 2015 3.1

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.640 2.3 0.037 0.32 L-Apr. 2015 4.0

Meats

1.040 2.3 0.024 0.36 L-Jul. 2015 3.1

Beef and veal

0.464 3.5 0.016 0.46 L-Aug. 2015 5.0

Uncooked ground beef

0.192 4.9 0.009 0.64 L-Aug. 2015 5.1

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.062 3.1 0.002 1.06 L-Jul. 2015 9.7

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.163 2.7 0.004 0.88 L-Sep. 2015 3.6

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.047 1.7 0.001 1.35 S-Oct. 2017 1.4

Pork

0.326 3.1 0.010 0.76 - -

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.139 5.9 0.008 1.08 S-Jul. 2017 3.1

Bacon and related products(5)

  7.9   1.42 S-Jul. 2017 6.3

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  3.7   1.23 L-Jan. 2015 6.2

Ham

0.059 2.7 0.002 1.78 L-Oct. 2017 3.5

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  3.5   1.83 L-Oct. 2017 3.6

Pork chops

0.053 1.0 0.001 1.93 S-Oct. 2017 -0.8

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.075 0.1 0.000 1.60 - -

Other meats

0.250 -0.8 -0.002 0.74 S-Jun. 2017 -1.4

Frankfurters(5)

  2.0   2.77 S-Jun. 2017 -2.0

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  -1.9   0.69 S-Sep. 2017 -2.1

Lamb and organ meats(5)

           

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

           

Poultry

0.337 2.5 0.009 0.68 L-Apr. 2015 3.1

Chicken(4)

0.276 3.3 0.009 0.78 L-Apr. 2015 3.5

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  -0.2   1.86 L-Aug. 2017 0.3

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  4.6   1.15 L-Oct. 2013 5.5

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.061 -0.8 0.000 1.46 L-May 2017 -0.7

Fish and seafood

0.263 1.7 0.005 0.93 L-Mar. 2017 1.7

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.142 1.1 0.002 1.61 L-Aug. 2017 1.1

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.121 2.4 0.003 1.08 S-Sep. 2017 1.6

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  2.7   1.12 L-Nov. 2014 2.7

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  1.3   1.13 S-Aug. 2017 1.2

Eggs

0.101 11.6 0.012 1.54 L-Dec. 2015 14.8

Dairy and related products

0.797 -0.5 -0.004 0.39 S-Oct. 2017 -0.5

Milk(4)

0.223 -2.7 -0.006 0.59 S-Oct. 2017 -3.2

Fresh whole milk(5)

  -3.5   1.11 S-Oct. 2017 -4.7

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  -2.0   0.80 S-Oct. 2017 -2.3

Cheese and related products

0.260 1.9 0.005 0.61 L-Mar. 2015 3.0

Ice cream and related products

0.114 -1.0 -0.001 1.13 S-Jun. 2017 -1.0

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.201 -0.6 -0.001 0.86 S-Nov. 2016 -1.6

Fruits and vegetables

1.331 1.5 0.021 0.44 L-Apr. 2016 2.1

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.053 2.7 0.029 0.54 L-Mar. 2016 3.8

Fresh fruits

0.573 2.1 0.012 0.82 L-Jul. 2017 2.3

Apples

0.083 -2.6 -0.002 1.70 S-Jun. 2017 -4.9

Bananas

0.082 -2.2 -0.002 1.03 L-Aug. 2017 -0.9

Citrus fruits(4)

0.164 8.4 0.012 1.54 S-Oct. 2017 6.0

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  8.9   1.85 S-Sep. 2017 3.8

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.245 1.5 0.004 1.38 L-Sep. 2017 3.2

Fresh vegetables

0.479 3.5 0.017 0.85 L-Feb. 2016 5.3

Potatoes

0.076 0.6 0.000 2.00 L-Oct. 2017 3.3

Lettuce

0.064 3.7 0.002 2.05 S-Sep. 2017 2.6

Tomatoes

0.084 9.2 0.008 1.83 L-Feb. 2016 10.8

Other fresh vegetables

0.256 2.5 0.006 1.15 S-Aug. 2017 2.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.279 -2.7 -0.008 0.68 S-EVER -

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.144 -4.1 -0.006 0.84 S-EVER -

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  -3.0   1.16 S-Jun. 2004 -3.6

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  -4.7   0.98 S-EVER -

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.083 -0.1 0.000 1.49 L-Oct. 2017 0.3

Frozen vegetables(5)

  -0.4   1.38 L-Oct. 2017 1.2

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.051 -2.9 -0.002 1.57 S-Jul. 2017 -3.1

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

  -1.5   1.49 L-Nov. 2016 -1.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.930 0.0 0.000 0.44 - -

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.658 -0.4 -0.003 0.56 S-Apr. 2017 -0.4

Carbonated drinks

0.261 -0.6 -0.002 0.93 S-Apr. 2017 -0.9

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.011 1.3 0.000 0.92 L-Oct. 2017 1.7

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.386 -0.4 -0.001 0.76 S-Jan. 2017 -1.0

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.273 1.1 0.003 0.72 L-Jul. 2015 1.5

Coffee

0.169 1.7 0.003 0.88 L-Jul. 2015 2.8

Roasted coffee(5)

  1.3   1.37 L-Aug. 2015 1.5

Instant coffee(5)

  0.2   1.26 L-Jul. 2017 0.9

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.104 0.1 0.000 0.97 L-Oct. 2017 1.5

Other food at home

1.956 0.5 0.010 0.29 S-Oct. 2017 0.3

Sugar and sweets

0.284 0.5 0.001 0.74 - -

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.048 2.1 0.001 1.13 L-Dec. 2015 3.1

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.181 0.4 0.001 1.01 L-Jun. 2016 0.4

Other sweets(4)

0.055 -0.5 0.000 1.32 S-Sep. 2016 -2.0

Fats and oils

0.229 1.5 0.003 0.69 S-Oct. 2017 1.5

Butter and margarine(4)

0.067 3.5 0.002 1.16 L-May 2017 4.2

Butter(5)

  6.3   1.76 S-Oct. 2017 3.8

Margarine(5)

  -0.5   1.89 S-Sep. 2015 -1.0

Salad dressing(4)

0.054 -1.2 -0.001 1.60 S-Apr. 2017 -2.8

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.108 1.7 0.002 0.73 S-Sep. 2017 1.5

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  -3.5   1.24 S-Jun. 2016 -3.5

Other foods

1.443 0.4 0.006 0.35 S-Oct. 2017 0.1

Soups

0.091 0.6 0.001 1.35 S-Jun. 2017 -0.4

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.254 -0.7 -0.002 0.74 S-Oct. 2017 -1.2

Snacks

0.329 0.5 0.002 0.73 S-Oct. 2017 0.0

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.278 1.5 0.004 0.86 L-Apr. 2016 2.6

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

  0.1   1.54 S-Apr. 2017 -1.0

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  4.1   1.96 - -

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  2.9   1.25 L-Nov. 2015 3.0

Other condiments(5)

  2.0   1.49 L-Mar. 2017 2.5

Baby food(4)

0.055 0.4 0.000 1.36 L-Oct. 2017 1.0

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.436 0.2 0.001 0.54 - -

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  1.1   1.20 L-Sep. 2017 2.5

Food away from home

5.805 2.5 0.147 0.12 L-Aug. 2016 2.8

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.810 2.3 0.064 0.15 S-Sep. 2017 2.2

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.473 2.9 0.071 0.19 L-Jul. 2016 2.9

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.194 2.3 0.005 1.39 L-Sep. 2017 2.4

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

  1.4   2.33 L-Sep. 2017 1.6

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.083 2.4 0.002 0.95 S-Oct. 2017 1.9

Other food away from home(4)

0.245 2.2 0.005 0.39 L-Apr. 2016 2.5

Energy

7.462 6.9 0.484 0.13 S-Oct. 2017 6.4

Energy commodities

3.854 10.8 0.374 0.15 S-Oct. 2017 10.8

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.205 12.6 0.024 0.98 S-Oct. 2017 11.1

Fuel oil

0.112 15.2 0.016 0.51 S-Oct. 2017 11.7

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.093 9.5 0.008 2.24 S-Aug. 2017 9.0

Motor fuel

3.649 10.7 0.350 0.15 S-Aug. 2017 10.3

Gasoline (all types)

3.593 10.7 0.342 0.15 S-Aug. 2017 10.4

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  10.7   0.96 S-Aug. 2017 10.5

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  10.2   1.21 S-Oct. 2017 9.8

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  10.6   1.12 S-Oct. 2017 10.1

Other motor fuels(4)

0.056 16.6 0.008 0.30 S-Oct. 2017 14.2

Energy services(10)

3.608 3.1 0.110 0.20 L-Jul. 2017 3.6

Electricity(10)

2.802 2.6 0.072 0.24 L-Jul. 2017 2.6

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.807 4.7 0.038 0.21 L-Aug. 2017 5.4

All items less food and energy

78.938 1.8 1.408 0.07 L-Oct. 2017 1.8

Commodities less food and energy commodities

18.647 -0.7 -0.136 0.19 L-Jul. 2017 -0.6

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.051 -1.7 -0.053 0.34 L-Aug. 2017 -1.6

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.241 -2.1 -0.005 1.21 L-Apr. 2017 -1.0

Floor coverings(4)

0.057 -1.9 -0.001 1.53 S-Sep. 2017 -3.1

Window coverings(4)

0.049 -7.3 -0.004 2.25 S-Nov. 2015 -10.3

Other linens(4)

0.135 -0.2 0.000 1.81 L-Dec. 2015 0.3

Furniture and bedding

0.736 -0.7 -0.005 0.90 S-Oct. 2017 -1.2

Bedroom furniture

0.262 0.2 0.001 1.57 S-Jul. 2017 -1.8

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

0.346 -1.4 -0.005 1.13 L-Sep. 2017 -0.2

Other furniture(4)

0.122 -0.6 -0.001 1.61 L-Sep. 2017 -0.2

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

  -4.7   1.80 S-EVER -

Appliances(4)

0.170 -1.0 -0.002 1.08 L-Feb. 2013 -1.0

Major appliances(4)

0.051 -2.6 -0.001 1.27 L-Sep. 2013 -2.3

Laundry equipment(5)

  -5.2   1.51 S-Jul. 2017 -5.7

Other appliances(4)

0.117 -0.3 0.000 1.64 L-Oct. 2017 -0.3

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.421 -5.1 -0.023 0.90 L-Jul. 2017 -4.8

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.207 -8.9 -0.021 1.50 - -

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.099 2.0 0.002 1.34 L-Aug. 2017 3.2

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.048 -0.5 0.000 2.13 L-Apr. 2017 1.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.066 -6.0 -0.004 1.41 S-Jul. 2003 -7.1

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.656 -1.4 -0.009 0.52 S-Oct. 2016 -1.5

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.174 -0.3 0.000 0.93 S-Sep. 2017 -0.3

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.327 -2.0 -0.007 0.66 S-Sep. 2014 -2.3

Housekeeping supplies

0.827 -1.0 -0.009 0.43 L-Oct. 2017 -0.7

Household cleaning products(4)

0.328 -1.3 -0.004 0.58 L-Jun. 2017 -1.1

Household paper products(4)

0.225 -0.6 -0.001 0.91 L-Oct. 2017 0.2

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.274 -1.0 -0.003 0.85 L-Oct. 2017 -0.4

Apparel

3.037 -1.6 -0.050 0.84 - -

Men's and boys' apparel

0.754 -1.1 -0.008 1.63 L-Mar. 2017 0.3

Men's apparel

0.604 -0.3 -0.002 1.46 L-Oct. 2017 -0.3

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.096 1.3 0.001 4.01 L-Mar. 2017 4.0

Men's furnishings

0.191 2.2 0.004 2.73 L-Oct. 2017 2.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.172 -4.9 -0.008 2.24 S-Oct. 2017 -5.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.140 0.8 0.001 2.42 S-Sep. 2017 -0.2

Boys' apparel

0.149 -3.9 -0.006 4.33 L-Sep. 2017 0.7

Women's and girls' apparel

1.238 -2.4 -0.029 1.43 S-Nov. 2015 -3.2

Women's apparel

1.034 -3.1 -0.032 1.41 S-Jun. 2015 -3.5

Women's outerwear

0.070 -3.4 -0.002 5.83 S-Jan. 2017 -8.5

Women's dresses

0.151 0.8 0.001 4.76 L-Aug. 2017 2.0

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.461 -5.5 -0.025 1.51 S-Feb. 2015 -6.2

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

0.341 -1.5 -0.005 2.77 S-Jun. 2017 -1.9

Girls' apparel

0.205 1.2 0.002 3.55 L-Aug. 2017 2.6

Footwear

0.672 -2.6 -0.018 1.27 S-Jan. 2004 -3.2

Men's footwear

0.209 -2.5 -0.005 2.48 S-Aug. 2007 -2.9

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.169 0.7 0.001 2.83 L-Sep. 2017 1.5

Women's footwear

0.294 -4.6 -0.014 1.71 S-Jun. 2014 -5.8

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.148 -0.3 0.000 2.64 L-Oct. 2017 2.8

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.224 2.8 0.006 4.61 S-Aug. 2017 0.9

Watches(8)

0.085 7.4 0.006 3.45 S-Sep. 2017 6.1

Jewelry(8)

0.139 0.2 0.000 7.24 - -

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.925 -0.7 -0.041 0.15 L-May 2016 -0.7

New vehicles

3.555 -0.5 -0.019 0.24 L-Jun. 2017 0.0

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  -0.6   0.36 L-Jul. 2017 -0.6

New cars(5)

  -1.1   0.42 L-Jul. 2017 -1.1

New trucks(13)(5)

  -0.1   0.40 L-Aug. 2017 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.907 -1.0 -0.020 0.09 L-Mar. 2016 -0.6

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.373 -0.5 -0.002 0.51 S-Oct. 2017 -0.6

Tires

0.219 -1.3 -0.003 0.71 L-Sep. 2017 -0.5

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.153 0.6 0.001 0.62 S-Jun. 2017 0.2

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  0.8   0.76 S-Aug. 2017 0.7

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  2.0   1.12 S-Sep. 2017 1.9

Medical care commodities

1.846 2.3 0.042 0.67 L-Aug. 2017 2.4

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.787 2.4 0.042 0.70 L-Aug. 2017 2.5

Prescription drugs(10)

1.434 2.8 0.040 0.86 L-Jul. 2017 4.2

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.353 0.7 0.003 0.88 L-Aug. 2017 1.6

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.059 0.1 0.000 1.06 S-Aug. 2017 -0.4

Recreation commodities(11)

1.699 -3.4 -0.060 0.44 S-Aug. 2017 -3.4

Video and audio products(11)

0.196 -7.2 -0.015 1.09 S-Jun. 2017 -7.7

Televisions

0.091 -6.3 -0.006 1.79 L-Feb. 1999 -6.0

Other video equipment(4)

0.024 -4.0 -0.001 1.69 S-Oct. 2017 -4.0

Audio equipment

0.051 -16.2 -0.009 1.53 S-EVER -

Recorded music and music subscriptions(4)

0.023 5.4 0.001 2.71 L-Oct. 2017 6.4

Pets and pet products

0.565 -1.6 -0.009 0.66 - -

Pet food(4)(5)

  -1.9   0.71 L-Oct. 2017 -1.0

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

  -1.0   1.52 S-Sep. 2017 -1.0

Sporting goods

0.417 -1.0 -0.004 1.01 L-May 2016 0.3

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.219 -1.5 -0.003 1.94 L-Jul. 2017 -1.0

Sports equipment

0.189 -0.5 -0.001 1.27 L-Jun. 2016 -0.3

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.039 -1.7 -0.001 1.92 S-Jul. 2016 -2.0

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

           

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -1.2   1.84 S-Jul. 2016 -2.7

Recreational reading materials

0.147 -2.0 -0.003 1.45 S-EVER -

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.087 -1.1 -0.001 1.35 S-Nov. 2010 -1.5

Recreational books(4)

0.060 -3.2 -0.002 2.83 L-Oct. 2017 -2.7

Other recreational goods(4)

0.335 -7.5 -0.027 1.01 S-Sep. 2017 -7.5

Toys

0.265 -9.1 -0.027 1.25 S-Sep. 2017 -9.3

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

  -8.5   1.29 S-Aug. 2017 -9.9

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.025 -1.8 0.000 2.11 S-May 2017 -8.0

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.033 2.4 0.001 1.23 L-Sep. 2016 2.8

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.587 -3.2 -0.020 0.71 S-Sep. 2017 -3.4

Educational books and supplies

0.161 -1.8 -0.003 1.24 S-EVER -

College textbooks(14)(5)

  -1.1   1.59 S-EVER -

Information technology commodities(11)

0.426 -3.8 -0.017 0.82 S-Sep. 2017 -4.0

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.260 -4.7 -0.013 0.96 S-May 2017 -5.6

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.084 0.5 0.000 2.42 S-Oct. 2017 0.1

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

0.083 -5.0 -0.005 1.62 L-Mar. 2017 -4.1

Alcoholic beverages

0.945 1.4 0.013 0.33 S-Oct. 2017 1.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.581 1.1 0.007 0.47 S-Oct. 2017 0.9

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.270 1.7 0.005 0.56 S-Jul. 2017 1.6

Distilled spirits at home

0.071 -1.1 -0.001 0.90 S-Nov. 2010 -1.9

Whiskey at home(5)

  -1.4   0.95 S-Oct. 2017 -1.4

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  -1.3   0.69 S-Jun. 2014 -1.8

Wine at home

0.239 1.2 0.003 0.78 - -

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.365 1.8 0.007 0.39 L-Sep. 2017 1.9

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

  2.0   0.61 L-Oct. 2017 2.0

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  1.7   0.55 L-Jul. 2017 1.7

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  1.7   0.79 L-Sep. 2017 1.8

Other goods(11)

1.557 2.1 0.033 0.36 S-Sep. 2017 2.0

Tobacco and smoking products

0.694 6.5 0.043 0.24 S-Sep. 2017 6.3

Cigarettes(4)

0.629 6.6 0.039 0.25 S-Sep. 2017 6.3

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.047 4.7 0.002 0.90 S-Jul. 2017 3.9

Personal care products

0.684 -0.8 -0.005 0.65 S-Sep. 2017 -1.0

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

0.361 -0.9 -0.003 0.84 S-Aug. 2017 -1.7

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.317 -0.6 -0.002 0.99 S-Oct. 2017 -1.0

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.179 -2.4 -0.004 1.36 S-May 2017 -2.9

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  -1.7   1.36 S-Aug. 2016 -2.6

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  1.9   2.23 L-Mar. 2015 2.4

Services less energy services

60.291 2.6 1.543 0.07 L-Oct. 2017 2.7

Shelter

33.902 3.2 1.078 0.09 - -

Rent of shelter(15)

33.565 3.2 1.076 0.09 - -

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.961 3.7 0.291 0.13 - -

Lodging away from home(4)

0.854 0.6 0.005 1.64 - -

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

0.121 2.0 0.002 0.26 L-Oct. 2017 2.3

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.733 0.3 0.002 1.97 S-Aug. 2017 -0.1

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

24.749 3.2 0.780 0.08 L-Oct. 2017 3.2

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

23.618 3.2 0.747 0.08 L-Oct. 2017 3.2

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.337 0.6 0.002 0.60 S-Mar. 2017 0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.181 3.2 0.037 0.42 - -

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.895 3.5 0.031 0.55 L-Sep. 2017 3.5

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.286 2.0 0.006 0.26 S-May 2017 2.0

Household operations(4)

0.860 2.6 0.022 1.96 S-Jul. 2017 2.4

Domestic services(4)

0.284 3.2 0.009 0.35 L-Dec. 2013 3.2

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

           

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.123 3.4 0.004 12.29 S-Sep. 2017 -0.7

Repair of household items(4)

0.091 4.3 0.004 0.91 S-Feb. 2017 4.1

Medical care services

6.650 1.6 0.109 0.31 - -

Professional services

3.085 -0.3 -0.009 0.40 - -

Physicians' services(10)

1.641 -1.8 -0.030 0.70 - -

Dental services(10)

0.811 1.5 0.013 0.45 S-Sep. 2017 1.5

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.318 0.6 0.002 0.81 S-Oct. 2017 0.6

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.315 2.1 0.007 0.68 S-Aug. 2017 1.8

Hospital and related services

2.573 4.7 0.119 0.34 - -

Hospital services(10)(16)

2.304 5.1 0.114 0.40 L-Jul. 2017 5.7

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

  4.2   0.80 - -

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

  4.8   1.07 L-Oct. 2017 4.8

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

0.195 3.0 0.006 0.39 - -

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.074 -1.5 -0.001 0.66 S-EVER -

Health insurance(7)

0.992 0.0 0.000 0.36 - -

Transportation services

6.012 3.7 0.220 0.28 S-Aug. 2017 3.5

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.550 4.0 0.022 1.21 L-Sep. 2009 4.9

Car and truck rental(4)

0.095 -3.7 -0.004 3.47 L-Sep. 2017 -1.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.158 1.8 0.021 0.41 S-Aug. 2017 1.7

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 1.9 0.001 0.58 L-Oct. 2017 2.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.672 2.4 0.016 0.63 L-Oct. 2017 3.1

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.388 0.9 0.003 0.51 S-Jul. 2017 0.7

Motor vehicle insurance

2.614 7.9 0.197 0.49 S-Jul. 2017 7.6

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.520 0.3 0.001 0.48 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

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

0.280 1.4 0.004 0.76 L-Aug. 2017 1.4

Parking and other fees(4)

0.229 -1.1 -0.003 0.44 S-EVER -

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  1.7   0.68 S-Oct. 2014 1.7

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

           

Public transportation

1.074 -1.6 -0.017 0.66 S-Aug. 2017 -1.7

Airline fares

0.617 -4.0 -0.025 0.98 S-Jun. 2017 -4.3

Other intercity transportation

0.173 0.0 0.000 1.76 L-Oct. 2017 2.0

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

  5.0   1.86 S-Nov. 2012 4.8

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  -1.0   1.38 S-Jul. 2016 -1.6

Ship fare(4)(5)

  -1.1   3.01 L-Oct. 2017 0.6

Intracity transportation

0.281 2.7 0.007 0.33 S-Sep. 2017 2.5

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  3.1   0.87 - -

Recreation services(11)

3.932 3.8 0.146 0.33 L-Sep. 2017 3.8

Video and audio services(11)

1.677 4.4 0.072 0.36 S-Jul. 2017 4.4

Cable and satellite television service(13)

1.581 4.8 0.073 0.34 S-Dec. 2016 4.7

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

0.096 -1.0 -0.001 2.22 L-Oct. 2017 -0.2

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -5.1   3.50 L-Oct. 2017 -2.0

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

  3.1   0.82 L-Apr. 2017 4.2

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.369 2.8 0.010 0.50 L-Nov. 2016 3.3

Pet services(4)(5)

  1.3   0.67 L-Sep. 2017 1.5

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  2.9   0.84 L-Nov. 2016 3.4

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.048 -1.5 -0.001 0.81 S-Feb. 2006 -1.5

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  -0.5   0.82 S-Oct. 2017 -1.1

Film processing(4)(5)

  -4.5   1.62 - -

Other recreation services(4)

1.838 3.5 0.064 0.56 L-Aug. 2008 3.6

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

0.650 3.8 0.024 0.74 L-Oct. 2012 4.9

Admissions

0.638 2.5 0.016 1.22 S-Oct. 2017 1.6

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

  2.7   1.19 - -

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  0.9   3.44 S-Oct. 2017 -1.7

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.225 5.5 0.012 0.67 L-Jun. 2007 5.6

Education and communication services(11)

6.133 -1.6 -0.101 0.21 - -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.046 2.2 0.067 0.17 S-Aug. 2017 2.2

College tuition and fees

1.806 2.1 0.038 0.19 S-Sep. 2017 2.1

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.320 3.7 0.012 0.31 - -

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.745 1.8 0.013 0.34 S-Feb. 2014 1.5

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.042 3.4 0.001 0.33 S-Oct. 2017 3.4

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.138 3.3 0.005 0.50 - -

Postage

0.130 3.1 0.004 0.53 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.007 6.9 0.000 0.83 S-Oct. 2017 6.5

Telephone services(4)

2.251 -6.5 -0.161 0.32 L-Feb. 2017 -3.0

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.528 -10.2 -0.177 0.43 - -

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.722 2.2 0.016 0.55 L-Feb. 2016 2.2

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.688 -1.5 -0.011 1.02 L-Oct. 2017 -1.0

Other personal services(11)

1.621 1.9 0.032 0.33 S-May 2015 1.9

Personal care services

0.604 1.5 0.009 0.35 L-Oct. 2017 1.9

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.604 1.5 0.009 0.35 L-Oct. 2017 1.9

Miscellaneous personal services

1.017 2.2 0.022 0.47 S-Oct. 2017 2.2

Legal services(8)

0.243 1.3 0.003 0.81 S-Jul. 2015 1.3

Funeral expenses(8)

0.144 1.8 0.003 0.49 L-Oct. 2017 1.8

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.268 2.3 0.006 0.54 S-Nov. 2016 2.3

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.026 -0.1 0.000 0.44 S-EVER -

Financial services(8)

0.237 3.7 0.009 1.55 L-Apr. 2017 4.5

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

  3.6   2.77 L-Apr. 2017 3.7

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

  4.8   1.45 S-Sep. 2017 4.6

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

86.400 2.2 1.892 0.07 S-Oct. 2017 2.2

All items less shelter

66.098 1.6 1.031 0.08 S-Oct. 2017 1.4

All items less food and shelter

52.498 1.5 0.814 0.10 S-Oct. 2017 1.5

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.036 0.7 0.330 0.11 L-Oct. 2017 0.7

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

43.128 0.8 0.349 0.12 - -

All items less medical care

91.504 2.1 1.957 0.06 S-Oct. 2017 2.1

All items less energy

92.538 1.7 1.625 0.06 - -

Commodities

36.101 1.3 0.455 0.11 S-Oct. 2017 1.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

16.740 -0.7 -0.116 0.21 L-Sep. 2017 -0.7

Commodities less food

22.501 1.1 0.238 0.16 S-Oct. 2017 0.8

Commodities less food and beverages

21.556 1.0 0.225 0.16 S-Oct. 2017 0.8

Services

63.899 2.6 1.654 0.07 - -

Services less rent of shelter(15)

30.334 1.9 0.578 0.12 - -

Services less medical care services

57.249 2.7 1.544 0.07 - -

Durables

8.916 -1.3 -0.118 0.15 L-Mar. 2016 -1.0

Nondurables

27.185 2.1 0.574 0.13 S-Oct. 2017 2.1

Nondurables less food

13.585 2.7 0.356 0.24 S-Aug. 2017 2.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.640 2.8 0.343 0.26 S-Aug. 2017 2.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.603 4.2 0.393 0.17 S-Oct. 2017 4.2

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.549 4.0 0.406 0.16 S-Oct. 2017 3.9

Housing

42.808 2.9 1.218 0.08 L-Aug. 2017 2.9

Education and communication(4)

6.720 -1.7 -0.121 0.19 - -

Education(4)

3.207 2.0 0.064 0.16 S-EVER -

Communication(4)

3.513 -4.9 -0.185 0.32 L-Feb. 2017 -2.7

Information and information processing(4)

3.376 -5.2 -0.189 0.33 L-Feb. 2017 -2.9

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.125 -2.4 -0.028 0.69 L-Oct. 2017 -1.8

Recreation(4)

5.631 1.5 0.086 0.25 L-Oct. 2017 1.7

Video and audio(4)

1.873 3.1 0.057 0.33 S-Jul. 2017 3.0

Pets, pet products and services(4)

0.935 0.1 0.001 0.43 L-Oct. 2017 0.3

Photography(4)

0.087 -1.6 -0.001 0.99 S-Apr. 2016 -2.5

Food and beverages

14.545 1.6 0.231 0.09 L-Oct. 2015 1.6

Domestically produced farm food

6.519 1.0 0.068 0.16 L-Jul. 2015 1.0

Other services

11.686 0.6 0.077 0.17 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.365 -1.4 -0.032 1.01 - -

Fuels and utilities

4.995 3.5 0.171 0.16 L-Jul. 2017 3.6

Household energy

3.813 3.5 0.134 0.20 L-Jul. 2017 3.6

Medical care

8.496 1.8 0.152 0.29 L-Aug. 2017 1.8

Transportation

15.586 3.5 0.528 0.13 S-Oct. 2017 3.2

Private transportation

14.512 3.8 0.546 0.13 S-Oct. 2017 3.4

New and used motor vehicles(4)

6.197 -0.3 -0.021 0.19 L-Apr. 2016 -0.3

Utilities and public transportation

9.695 0.4 0.042 0.16 S-Oct. 2017 0.4

Household furnishings and operations

3.911 -0.8 -0.031 0.47 - -

Other goods and services

3.178 2.0 0.065 0.26 S-Sep. 2017 2.0

Personal care

2.484 0.9 0.022 0.32 S-Sep. 2017 0.9

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: January 12, 2018