Consumer Price Index News Release



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8:30 a.m. (EDT) March 12, 2019                 USDL-19-0399

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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – FEBRUARY 2019

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent
in February on a seasonally adjusted basis after being unchanged in January,
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months,
the all items index increased 1.5 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The indexes for shelter and food increased, and the gasoline index rose after
recent declines to result in the seasonally adjusted all items increase. The
food index rose 0.4 percent, its largest monthly increase since May 2014, as
both the food at home and food away from home indexes increased. The gasoline
index rose 1.5 percent in February, following three consecutive monthly decline
s, resulting in the energy index rising 0.4 percent despite declines in the
electricity and natural gas indexes.   

The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in February
after rising 0.2 percent in January. Along with the shelter index, the indexes
for personal care, apparel, and education all increased. The indexes for
recreation, medical care, used cars and trucks, and new vehicles all declined
in February. 
 
The all items index increased 1.5 percent for the 12 months ending February,
a smaller increase than the 1.6-percent rise for the 12-months ending January.
The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.1 percent over the last
12 months, a slightly smaller figure than the 2.2-percent increase for the
period ending January. The food index rose 2.0 percent over the past year, its
largest 12-month increase since the period ending April 2015. In contrast, the
energy index declined 5.0 percent over the last 12 months. 



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.
                              Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.   ended 
                              2018  2018  2018  2018  2018  2019  2019   Feb.  
                                                                         2019  
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................    .1    .1    .3    .0    .0    .0    .2      1.5
  Food......................    .1    .1    .0    .2    .3    .2    .4      2.0
   Food at home.............    .0   -.1   -.1    .1    .3    .1    .4      1.2
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .2    .1    .3    .4    .3    .4      2.9
  Energy....................    .5  -1.0   2.1  -2.8  -2.6  -3.1    .4     -5.0
   Energy commodities.......    .6  -1.1   2.6  -5.0  -5.7  -5.3   1.5     -8.6
    Gasoline (all types)....    .5  -1.2   2.7  -5.2  -5.8  -5.5   1.5     -9.1
    Fuel oil................   1.6   -.7   3.2  -2.9  -9.4  -1.3   2.6     -2.4
   Energy services..........    .4   -.9   1.3    .2   1.5   -.5   -.8      -.6
    Electricity.............    .3   -.7   1.8    .2    .4   -.6   -.3       .0
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............    .7  -1.5   -.5    .2   5.1   -.3  -2.4     -2.6
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .1    .2    .2    .2    .2    .2    .1      2.1
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....   -.2   -.1    .3    .2    .0    .4   -.2       .1
    New vehicles............    .0    .0   -.2    .0    .0    .2   -.2       .3
    Used cars and trucks....    .5  -2.1   2.5   2.5   -.5    .1   -.7      1.1
    Apparel.................  -1.3    .9    .2   -.6    .0   1.1    .3      -.8
    Medical care commodities   -.3   -.2   -.1    .5   -.4    .1  -1.0     -1.1
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .3    .2    .2    .2    .2    .2      2.7
    Shelter.................    .3    .2    .2    .3    .3    .3    .3      3.4
    Transportation services     .1    .5    .1    .0   -.1   -.2   -.1      1.1
    Medical care services...   -.1    .3    .2    .4    .4    .3    .0      2.4

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.



Food

The food index rose 0.4 percent in February after increasing 0.2 percent in
January. The food at home index increased 0.4 percent, with all six major grocery
store food group indexes rising. The index for fruits and vegetables rose
0.9 percent in February after declining in January. The fresh vegetables index
increased 1.9 percent, while the fresh fruits index declined 0.3 percent. The
indexes for nonalcoholic beverages and for cereals and bakery products both
increased 0.7 percent in February. The index for dairy and related products
increased 0.3 percent in February after falling 0.3 percent in January. The
index for other food at home also rose 0.3 percent, while the index for meats,
poultry, fish, and eggs increased 0.2 percent in February.   

The index for food away from home rose 0.4 percent in February following a
0.3-percent increase the prior month. The index for limited service meals rose
0.5 percent, while the index for full service meals increased 0.3 percent. 

The food at home index rose 1.2 percent over the past 12 months, its largest
12-month increase since the period ending April 2015. All six major grocery
store food group indexes rose over the span. The increases ranged from a low of
0.1 percent (dairy and related products) to a high of 2.8 percent (nonalcoholic
beverages). The index for food away from home rose 2.9 percent over the last
12 months, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending October 2015.  

Energy

The energy index increased 0.4 percent in February as an increase in the index
for gasoline more than offset declines in the indexes for electricity and natural
gas. The gasoline index increased 1.5 percent in February after falling a total
of 15.7 percent over the prior 3 months. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline
prices rose 2.8 percent in February.) The index for natural gas declined
2.4 percent in February following a 0.3-percent decrease the prior month.
The electricity index continued to decline in February, falling 0.3 percent
after a 0.6-percent decrease in January.  

The energy index fell 5.0 percent over the past 12 months. The electricity index
was unchanged over the span, while the other major component indexes declined.
The index for gasoline fell 9.1 percent and the index for natural gas declined
2.6 percent.  
 
All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in February,
its smallest monthly increase since August 2018. The shelter index increased
0.3 percent in February for the fourth consecutive month. The indexes for rent
and owners' equivalent rent both rose 0.3 percent, and the index for lodging
away from home increased 1.3 percent. 

The index for personal care increased 0.6 percent in February, its largest
monthly increase since April 2018. The apparel index, which rose 1.1 percent
in January, increased 0.3 percent in February. The education index increased
0.3 percent, and the indexes for household furnishings and operations, airline
fares, tobacco, motor vehicle insurance, and alcoholic beverages also rose in
February. 

The medical care index declined in February, falling 0.2 percent after rising
in each of the five previous months. The index for prescription drugs fell
1.0 percent, and the index for hospital services decreased 0.7 percent. In
contrast, the physicians' services index rose 0.1 percent.

The recreation index declined in February, falling 0.4 percent after rising
0.3 percent in January. The index for used cars and trucks fell 0.7 percent,
and the index for new vehicles declined 0.2 percent; both indexes increased
the prior month. The communication index was unchanged in February for the
third consecutive month. 

The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.1 percent over the past 12
months. The shelter index rose 3.4 percent over the last 12 months, a larger
increase than the 3.2-percent increase for the 12 months ending January. The
medical care index increased 1.7 percent over the last 12 months, with the
hospital services index increasing 2.0 percent and the physicians' services
index rising 0.7 percent, but the prescription drugs index falling 1.2 percent.

Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.5 percent
over the last 12 months to an index level of 252.776 (1982-84=100). For the month,
the index increased 0.4 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.  

The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
increased 1.3 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 246.218
(1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.4 percent prior to seasonal
adjustment.  

The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) increased
1.4 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index increased
0.4 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Please note that the indexes
for the past 10 to 12 months are subject to revision. 


The Consumer Price Index for March 2019 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday,
April 10, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). 












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

The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
is based on the expenditures of households included in the CPI-U definition
that meet two requirements: more than one-half of the household's income must
come from clerical or wage occupations, and at least one of the household's
earners must have been employed for at least 37 weeks during the previous
12 months. The CPI-W population represents about 29 percent of the total U.S.
population and is a subset of the CPI-U population.

The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, fuels, transportation,
doctors’ and dentists’ services, drugs, and other goods and services that
people buy for day-to-day living. Prices are collected each month in 75 urban
areas across the country from about 5,000 housing units and approximately
22,000 retail establishments (department stores, supermarkets, hospitals,
filling stations, and other types of stores and service establishments). All
taxes directly associated with the purchase and use of items are included in
the index. Prices of fuels and a few other items are obtained every month in
all 75 locations. Prices of most other commodities and services are collected
every month in the three largest geographic areas and every other month in
other areas. Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits
or telephone calls by the Bureau’s trained representatives.

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

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

Sampling Error in the CPI

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

Calculating Index Changes

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

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) produces both unadjusted and seasonally adjusted data.
Seasonally adjusted data are computed using seasonal factors derived by the X-13ARIMA-SEATS
seasonal adjustment method. These factors are updated each February, and the new factors are
used to revise the previous 5 years of seasonally adjusted data. The factors are available
at www.bls.gov/cpi/tables/seasonal-adjustment/seasonal-factors-2019.pdf. For more information
on data revision scheduling, please see the Factsheet on Seasonal Adjustment at
www.bls.gov/cpi/seasonal-adjustment/questions-and-answers.htm
and the Timeline of Seasonal Adjustment Methodological Changes at
www.bls.gov/cpi/seasonal-adjustment/timeline-seasonal-adjustment-methodology-changes.htm.

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

Intervention Analysis

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

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

For the seasonal factors introduced for January 2019, BLS adjusted 51 series using intervention
analysis seasonal adjustment, including selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity,
and vehicles.

Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Indexes

Seasonally adjusted data, including the U.S. city average all items index levels, are subject to
revision for up to 5 years after their original release. Every year, economists in the CPI
calculate new seasonal factors for seasonally adjusted series and apply them to the last 5 years
of data. Seasonally adjusted indexes beyond the last 5 years of data are considered to be final
and not subject to revision. For January 2019, revised seasonal factors and seasonally adjusted
indexes for 2014 to 2018 were calculated and published. For series which are directly adjusted
using the Census X-13ARIMA-SEATS seasonal adjustment software, the seasonal factors for 2018
will be applied to data for 2019 to produce the seasonally adjusted 2019 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-nine of the 81 components of the
U.S. city average all items index are not seasonally adjusted for 2019.

Contact Information

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

For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI visit
www.bls.gov/cpi/seasonal-adjustment/home.htm or contact the CPI seasonal adjustment section at
202-691-6968 or cpiseas@bls.gov.

Information from this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request.
Voice phone: 202-691-5200; Federal Relay Service: 1-800-877-8339.  









Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, February 2019 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jan.
2019
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Feb.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Feb.
2018-
Feb.
2019
Jan.
2019-
Feb.
2019
Nov.
2018-
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2018-
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2019-
Feb.
2019

All items

100.000 248.991 251.712 252.776 1.5 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.2

Food

13.379 252.266 256.417 257.222 2.0 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4

Food at home

7.315 239.190 241.381 242.057 1.2 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.4

Cereals and bakery products

0.962 271.245 275.050 275.996 1.8 0.3 0.4 -0.4 0.7

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.600 247.095 248.169 248.597 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.2

Dairy and related products

0.729 216.412 217.079 216.595 0.1 -0.2 0.2 -0.3 0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.310 298.503 304.605 304.621 2.0 0.0 1.4 -0.3 0.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.882 167.736 171.354 172.488 2.8 0.7 0.2 0.8 0.7

Other food at home

1.831 210.115 210.006 211.168 0.5 0.6 -0.2 0.1 0.3

Food away from home(1)

6.064 273.435 280.380 281.373 2.9 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4

Energy

7.143 213.519 200.563 202.740 -5.0 1.1 -2.6 -3.1 0.4

Energy commodities

3.745 233.414 207.727 213.270 -8.6 2.7 -5.7 -5.3 1.5

Fuel oil

0.108 292.718 274.051 285.668 -2.4 4.2 -9.4 -1.3 2.6

Motor fuel

3.561 228.666 202.818 208.242 -8.9 2.7 -5.7 -5.5 1.5

Gasoline (all types)

3.475 227.420 201.194 206.749 -9.1 2.8 -5.8 -5.5 1.5

Energy services

3.398 203.932 204.038 202.690 -0.6 -0.7 1.5 -0.5 -0.8

Electricity

2.605 210.970 210.920 210.939 0.0 0.0 0.4 -0.6 -0.3

Utility (piped) gas service

0.793 179.557 180.106 174.950 -2.6 -2.9 5.1 -0.3 -2.4

All items less food and energy

79.478 255.783 260.122 261.114 2.1 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.609 144.412 143.892 144.609 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.4 -0.2

Apparel

3.000 126.587 122.422 125.631 -0.8 2.6 0.0 1.1 0.3

New vehicles

3.740 146.807 147.059 147.226 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.2

Used cars and trucks

2.399 137.768 138.800 139.301 1.1 0.4 -0.5 0.1 -0.7

Medical care commodities

1.711 381.975 379.777 377.949 -1.1 -0.5 -0.4 0.1 -1.0

Alcoholic beverages

0.973 248.166 251.688 252.599 1.8 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.2

Tobacco and smoking products

0.662 1,049.343 1,085.997 1,088.195 3.7 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.5

Services less energy services

59.869 324.690 332.444 333.586 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2

Shelter

33.307 303.653 312.696 313.880 3.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3

Rent of primary residence

7.947 315.277 325.597 326.351 3.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

24.064 311.280 320.789 321.627 3.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

Medical care services

7.004 515.205 525.698 527.683 2.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.0

Physicians' services

1.738 380.470 382.032 383.009 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.1

Hospital services(3)

2.344 329.701 336.225 336.234 2.0 0.0 0.5 -0.3 -0.7

Transportation services

5.962 320.089 322.216 323.575 1.1 0.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.130 284.032 290.758 291.993 2.8 0.4 -0.1 0.4 0.4

Motor vehicle insurance

2.411 563.365 572.950 574.447 2.0 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 0.1

Airline fares

0.659 265.272 248.433 259.049 -2.3 4.3 -1.3 -0.9 0.5

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


Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, February 2019 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jan.
2019
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Feb.
2018-
Feb.
2019
Jan.
2019-
Feb.
2019
Nov.
2018-
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2018-
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2019-
Feb.
2019

All items

100.000 1.5 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.2

Food

13.379 2.0 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4

Food at home

7.315 1.2 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.4

Cereals and bakery products

0.962 1.8 0.3 0.4 -0.4 0.7

Cereals and cereal products

0.307 0.2 0.6 0.3 -0.6 0.6

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.041 -2.4 -0.5 0.4 -0.5 -0.5

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.149 1.1 0.9 1.3 -1.1 0.9

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.118 0.2 0.5 -0.2 -0.3 0.5

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  0.9 -0.8 -0.7 0.0 -0.8

Bakery products(1)

0.655 2.5 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.2

Bread(1)(2)

0.193 4.0 0.4 1.2 -0.3 0.4

White bread(1)(3)

  4.6 0.2 1.9 -0.3 0.2

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  4.1 0.5 0.6 -0.1 0.5

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(2)

0.094 2.3 -0.8 -0.9 0.6 -0.5

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.163 1.2 0.7 0.5 -1.4 1.6

Cookies(3)

  0.2 1.1 0.1 -2.1 2.3

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  2.7 0.3 1.0 -1.6 0.3

Other bakery products

0.205 2.2 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.6

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

  3.9 1.2 -0.1 0.6 1.2

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  2.9 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.8

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

  0.3 -0.3 -0.1 -0.6 0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.600 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.2

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.507 1.0 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.3

Meats

0.940 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.9 -0.2

Beef and veal

0.428 1.6 0.1 0.3 1.4 -0.5

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.171 -0.5 -0.2 -0.8 0.9 -0.2

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.061 3.7 0.8 1.2 1.2 0.8

Uncooked beef steaks(2)

0.159 2.7 0.0 0.6 1.4 -0.6

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.037 3.0 0.5 -1.6 0.9 0.5

Pork

0.293 -1.4 -0.8 -0.1 0.7 -0.7

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.133 -1.4 -0.5 -0.1 0.6 -0.2

Bacon and related products(3)

  -1.9 -0.3 1.5 -0.9 0.0

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  -0.4 -1.1 -1.8 2.4 -1.2

Ham

0.052 -0.7 -2.7 -0.5 1.9 -3.0

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  -0.7 -2.8 -0.7 2.1 -2.9

Pork chops(1)

0.041 -0.3 3.1 0.7 -4.0 3.1

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

0.067 -2.5 -2.2 -0.9 2.4 -2.7

Other meats

0.219 0.5 1.1 0.1 0.1 1.1

Frankfurters(3)

  1.0 0.9 0.4 0.1 1.2

Lunchmeats(2)(3)

  0.5 1.2 0.1 -0.1 1.2

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

           

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

           

Poultry(1)

0.313 0.4 1.2 0.1 -0.2 1.2

Chicken(1)(2)

0.258 0.5 0.7 0.5 -0.3 0.7

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  0.0 1.4 -1.5 0.1 1.4

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  0.7 0.4 1.3 -0.9 0.4

Other uncooked poultry including turkey(2)

0.055 -0.3 3.5 -2.0 -1.8 3.1

Fish and seafood

0.254 4.4 -0.4 0.6 0.2 0.8

Fresh fish and seafood(2)

0.131 3.7 -0.5 1.3 -0.3 -0.1

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.123 5.2 -0.4 -0.2 0.9 0.4

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  9.1 -0.6 -0.6 0.1 -0.6

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

  3.7 -0.4 -0.1 0.6 0.8

Eggs

0.093 -5.9 -0.3 -2.2 0.9 -1.4

Dairy and related products

0.729 0.1 -0.2 0.2 -0.3 0.3

Milk(2)

0.201 0.3 -0.3 -0.9 1.1 0.1

Fresh whole milk(3)

  0.1 0.0 -0.4 0.8 0.6

Fresh milk other than whole(2)(3)

  0.8 -0.6 -1.1 1.1 -0.5

Cheese and related products(1)

0.234 -1.7 -0.6 0.1 -0.7 -0.6

Ice cream and related products

0.106 2.5 0.6 0.1 -0.4 0.7

Other dairy and related products(1)(2)

0.187 0.7 -0.1 1.2 0.9 -0.1

Fruits and vegetables

1.310 2.0 0.0 1.4 -0.3 0.9

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.042 2.4 -0.4 1.7 -0.2 0.7

Fresh fruits

0.549 -0.5 -0.7 1.3 1.1 -0.3

Apples

0.076 -0.9 0.6 1.9 0.3 -0.6

Bananas(1)

0.079 -1.0 0.7 1.4 -0.8 0.7

Citrus fruits(2)

0.151 1.0 -1.0 1.9 -1.0 -0.9

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  -1.8 -1.0 3.8 -2.5 -1.5

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.243 -1.2 -1.5 -0.1 2.3 0.5

Fresh vegetables

0.493 5.8 -0.1 2.0 -1.7 1.9

Potatoes

0.078 4.8 1.3 0.5 2.3 0.4

Lettuce

0.063 14.5 3.4 11.9 -7.1 4.9

Tomatoes(1)

0.084 -0.5 -4.4 5.5 -1.5 -4.4

Other fresh vegetables

0.268 6.1 0.0 0.3 0.4 1.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.268 0.9 1.7 0.6 -0.9 1.4

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.148 3.9 2.6 0.9 0.0 2.1

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  3.1 2.4 0.9 -1.6 2.5

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  4.7 2.9 0.7 0.5 2.2

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.076 -2.4 1.1 -0.9 -1.0 0.8

Frozen vegetables(3)

  -1.2 1.8 -0.5 -2.2 2.1

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.043 -3.2 -0.4 1.2 -1.3 -1.5

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

  -7.4 -0.3 1.3 -3.9 -0.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.882 2.8 0.7 0.2 0.8 0.7

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.630 4.1 0.9 0.0 1.8 0.7

Carbonated drinks

0.265 5.0 1.0 0.2 2.1 -0.2

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.009 0.2 0.5 0.1 -0.5 0.5

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(2)

0.356 3.5 0.9 0.1 1.3 1.0

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.253 -0.3 0.0 0.9 -1.0 -0.1

Coffee

0.162 -0.6 -0.1 0.9 -1.4 0.1

Roasted coffee(3)

  -1.6 -0.4 0.6 -1.7 -0.5

Instant coffee(1)(3)

  1.1 0.8 2.0 0.6 0.8

Other beverage materials including tea(1)(2)

0.091 0.3 0.0 1.2 -0.1 0.0

Other food at home

1.831 0.5 0.6 -0.2 0.1 0.3

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.280 0.6 0.3 -0.5 1.3 0.3

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.041 -1.2 0.6 -1.0 -0.1 0.6

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.185 1.5 0.0 -0.1 0.5 0.0

Other sweets(2)

0.054 -1.3 0.8 -0.2 0.4 0.9

Fats and oils

0.214 -0.4 0.1 -0.3 0.6 -0.2

Butter and margarine(2)

0.061 1.9 0.6 -0.5 0.0 1.5

Butter(3)

  3.6 1.4 -0.3 0.9 3.1

Margarine(3)

  -1.2 -1.1 -1.0 -0.1 -1.6

Salad dressing(2)

0.052 -0.1 0.3 -0.2 0.1 -0.9

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.101 -1.9 -0.3 -0.3 1.0 -1.0

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  -0.8 0.6 1.3 -2.5 0.6

Other foods

1.337 0.6 0.7 -0.2 -0.2 0.3

Soups

0.080 -0.6 1.2 1.2 0.3 0.4

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.231 0.9 1.6 0.2 -0.9 1.6

Snacks(1)

0.308 0.9 1.1 -1.9 -0.4 1.1

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.272 1.4 0.3 -0.2 -0.7 0.6

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

  1.0 1.6 -0.7 -0.6 1.1

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

           

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  0.2 -0.3 0.0 -0.9 0.7

Other condiments(3)

  1.7 1.0 0.7 -1.6 0.7

Baby food(1)(2)

0.051 5.6 0.2 0.3 -0.5 0.2

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.394 -0.6 0.1 0.3 -1.5 0.1

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  -2.9 -0.7 -0.6 -0.2 -0.7

Food away from home(1)

6.064 2.9 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

3.012 2.8 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.3

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.579 3.0 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.182 2.2 0.0 -0.3 -0.2 0.3

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

  1.8 -0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.1

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

0.092 3.7 -0.1 0.3 0.1 -0.1

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.198 3.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

Energy

7.143 -5.0 1.1 -2.6 -3.1 0.4

Energy commodities

3.745 -8.6 2.7 -5.7 -5.3 1.5

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.184 -2.3 2.6 -6.2 -1.7 1.6

Fuel oil

0.108 -2.4 4.2 -9.4 -1.3 2.6

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(6)

0.075 -2.3 0.1 -1.0 -1.9 0.1

Motor fuel

3.561 -8.9 2.7 -5.7 -5.5 1.5

Gasoline (all types)

3.475 -9.1 2.8 -5.8 -5.5 1.5

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -9.5 3.0 -6.1 -5.6 1.7

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -7.5 1.5 -4.9 -4.6 0.1

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -6.4 1.0 -4.1 -5.3 0.8

Other motor fuels(2)

0.087 -1.8 -0.8 -2.6 -3.8 -0.7

Energy services

3.398 -0.6 -0.7 1.5 -0.5 -0.8

Electricity

2.605 0.0 0.0 0.4 -0.6 -0.3

Utility (piped) gas service

0.793 -2.6 -2.9 5.1 -0.3 -2.4

All items less food and energy

79.478 2.1 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.609 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.4 -0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(8)

3.391 1.5 0.5 0.0 0.4 0.3

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

0.263 -3.5 -2.0 -1.4 3.8 -2.0

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.056 -0.3 -1.0 0.2 0.4 -1.0

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.045 -5.5 1.2 -2.1 3.2 1.2

Other linens(1)(2)

0.162 -4.0 -3.2 -1.7 5.3 -3.2

Furniture and bedding

0.892 2.4 0.8 0.5 -0.1 1.2

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.325 1.3 -0.1 0.0 1.1 -0.1

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

0.432 3.4 0.6 1.1 0.2 0.6

Other furniture(1)(2)

0.124 1.8 3.6 0.8 -1.0 3.6

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

      -0.3    

Appliances(2)

0.221 6.8 -0.5 -0.2 1.4 -0.9

Major appliances(2)

0.083 11.0 -2.0 0.3 1.0 -0.6

Laundry equipment(3)

  8.9 -3.6 -1.0 -2.9 -2.6

Other appliances(2)

0.134 4.4 0.4 -0.9 1.3 -0.9

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.500 -1.8 1.9 -1.5 0.7 0.6

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.274 -2.1 2.6 -3.8 1.7 2.6

Indoor plants and flowers(9)

0.092 0.8 3.0 0.4 -0.7 0.2

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.053 -9.7 -1.0 -2.1 2.7 -1.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.081 1.7 0.3 1.2 0.7 0.3

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.671 2.0 1.1 0.5 1.0 0.7

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.199 1.8 0.8 1.6 0.9 0.8

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.310 2.2 1.4 0.2 0.8 1.0

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.843 2.6 -0.1 0.6 0.1 -0.1

Household cleaning products(1)(2)

0.332 3.0 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.224 2.3 -0.3 0.9 -0.7 -0.3

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.287 2.3 -0.2 0.8 0.7 -0.2

Apparel

3.000 -0.8 2.6 0.0 1.1 0.3

Men's and boys' apparel

0.750 2.3 5.0 0.1 -0.3 3.4

Men's apparel

0.572 0.1 6.0 -0.4 -0.7 3.2

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.105 1.9 6.6 0.8 1.0 3.3

Men's underwear, nightwear, swimwear, and accessories

0.146 4.1 5.2 -1.8 -3.1 3.3

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.161 -2.4 8.7 -0.6 0.6 2.6

Men's pants and shorts

0.152 -2.2 3.2 -0.5 0.4 0.3

Boys' apparel

0.178 10.5 1.8 1.1 3.1 2.4

Women's and girls' apparel

1.200 -3.6 2.6 -0.2 1.5 -0.9

Women's apparel

1.026 -4.5 2.3 0.1 1.6 -1.6

Women's outerwear

0.072 6.7 2.4 2.0 4.2 -0.8

Women's dresses

0.117 -4.8 8.7 1.0 -1.4 0.2

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.537 -5.1 2.9 0.4 3.0 -2.2

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

0.288 -5.9 -1.4 -0.9 0.6 -2.5

Girls' apparel

0.174 1.9 4.7 -1.7 1.3 3.4

Footwear

0.668 1.4 1.2 0.1 2.5 0.1

Men's footwear(1)

0.221 2.1 -0.9 -0.5 2.8 -0.9

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.159 7.8 2.4 -0.4 4.5 2.0

Women's footwear

0.288 -2.2 2.2 -0.5 2.0 0.9

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.133 4.7 3.9 0.9 -2.1 2.4

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.248 -4.1 -1.5 0.2 0.8 -3.4

Watches(1)(6)

0.097 -5.8 -4.8 -3.4 1.9 -4.8

Jewelry(6)

0.151 -3.0 0.5 0.4 2.5 -1.9

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(8)

6.637 0.7 0.2 -0.2 0.2 -0.4

New vehicles

3.740 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.2

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  0.3 0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.3

New cars(3)

  0.6 0.0 0.0 0.1 -0.3

New trucks(3)(10)

  0.2 0.2 0.0 0.4 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

2.399 1.1 0.4 -0.5 0.1 -0.7

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.384 1.9 -0.1 0.4 0.3 -0.1

Tires(1)

0.227 0.9 0.3 1.0 0.3 0.3

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.157 3.3 -0.6 -0.4 0.4 -0.6

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

  3.1 -0.2 -0.8 0.7 -0.2

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

  1.3 -4.7 1.3 -0.9 -4.7

Medical care commodities

1.711 -1.1 -0.5 -0.4 0.1 -1.0

Medicinal drugs(8)

1.653 -1.1 -0.5 -0.3 0.0 -1.0

Prescription drugs

1.313 -1.2 -0.4 -0.4 0.0 -1.0

Nonprescription drugs(1)(8)

0.341 -0.8 -0.7 -0.7 -0.2 -0.7

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(8)

0.058 0.9 -0.6 -0.3 0.7 -0.6

Recreation commodities(8)

1.813 -1.4 -0.5 1.1 0.3 -0.9

Video and audio products(8)

0.225 -8.9 -0.9 -0.8 0.6 -1.6

Televisions

0.098 -16.8 -1.9 -1.8 -0.6 -3.2

Other video equipment(2)

0.027 1.5 1.9 1.4 1.7 0.7

Audio equipment(1)

0.045 -0.5 -1.8 -0.8 3.2 -1.8

Recorded music and music subscriptions(1)(2)

0.047 -5.0 0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.3

Pets and pet products(1)

0.607 2.8 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  1.7 0.7 0.1 0.5 0.7

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

  4.4 0.3 0.8 0.3 0.3

Sporting goods

0.503 0.3 -1.4 3.6 -0.2 -1.9

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.292 3.0 -1.7 6.7 -0.4 -1.7

Sports equipment

0.203 -3.3 -1.1 0.5 -0.2 -1.3

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.033 -4.4 -1.5 -0.9 1.5 -2.3

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

           

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -3.0 -1.5 -0.3 1.4 -2.2

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.118 3.6 -2.7 0.0 2.3 -2.7

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.073 6.0 -3.7 -0.3 2.6 -3.7

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.045 0.2 -1.2 0.7 1.9 -1.2

Other recreational goods(2)

0.327 -7.0 0.1 0.6 -0.2 -0.6

Toys

0.256 -8.8 -0.1 0.3 -0.1 -1.0

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

  -7.9 0.2 1.2 -0.5 -0.4

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

0.025 6.1 1.8 7.1 -0.2 1.8

Music instruments and accessories(1)(2)

0.035 -1.2 0.5 -1.1 -1.3 0.5

Education and communication commodities(8)

0.532 -4.7 -0.5 0.7 -0.8 -0.5

Educational books and supplies

0.129 -0.2 0.9 0.9 -0.9 0.8

College textbooks(1)(3)(11)

  -1.1 0.8 -2.0 -1.3 0.8

Information technology commodities(8)

0.403 -6.1 -0.9 0.6 -0.7 -0.9

Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistant devices(4)

0.308 -3.9 -1.0 1.3 -0.5 -0.9

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.024 -3.9 0.4 -2.2 -1.7 0.4

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

0.071 -15.1 -1.2 -1.5 -1.3 -1.2

Alcoholic beverages

0.973 1.8 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.606 2.0 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.5

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.270 2.6 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.7

Distilled spirits at home

0.081 3.0 1.3 0.4 0.4 1.1

Whiskey at home(1)(3)

  3.2 1.1 -0.2 2.4 1.1

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

  2.4 1.1 0.4 0.3 1.1

Wine at home

0.254 1.1 1.0 0.2 -0.2 0.4

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.368 1.4 -0.3 0.0 0.1 -0.3

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

  1.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

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

  2.7 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.0

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

  -0.7 -0.9 -0.2 -0.2 -0.9

Other goods(8)

1.553 0.5 0.4 -0.1 0.4 0.5

Tobacco and smoking products

0.662 3.7 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.5

Cigarettes(2)

0.586 3.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.4

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.060 4.7 0.5 -0.1 1.2 0.5

Personal care products(1)

0.690 -0.8 -0.4 0.0 0.4 -0.4

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

0.382 0.2 -0.2 0.1 0.5 -0.2

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

0.301 -2.0 -0.7 -0.2 0.3 -0.7

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.201 -4.7 3.8 -1.3 1.0 3.6

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  -0.2 1.9 0.3 1.3 1.6

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

  -11.5 -1.0 0.1 -1.4 -1.0

Services less energy services

59.869 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2

Shelter

33.307 3.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3

Rent of shelter(12)

32.932 3.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3

Rent of primary residence

7.947 3.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Lodging away from home(2)

0.921 4.0 4.8 1.7 0.5 1.3

Housing at school, excluding board(12)

0.114 2.5 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.807 4.1 5.5 2.0 0.5 1.4

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(12)

24.064 3.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(12)

22.722 3.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.375 1.7 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.097 3.5 0.2 0.3 -0.5 0.1

Water and sewerage maintenance

0.829 3.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.0

Garbage and trash collection(1)(10)

0.268 5.0 0.4 -0.1 -2.1 0.4

Household operations(1)(2)

0.895 3.8 -0.3 2.0 0.3 -0.3

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.306 3.9 0.2 1.4 0.3 0.2

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

           

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.104 2.0 -1.2 0.3 2.6 -2.2

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.108 0.3 -0.4 1.4 1.2 -0.4

Medical care services

7.004 2.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.0

Professional services

3.262 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1

Physicians' services

1.738 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.1

Dental services

0.789 1.6 0.5 0.2 0.4 -0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.318 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.2

Services by other medical professionals(1)(6)

0.417 1.4 0.4 0.0 -0.4 0.4

Hospital and related services

2.627 2.1 0.1 0.5 -0.2 -0.6

Hospital services(13)

2.344 2.0 0.0 0.5 -0.3 -0.7

Inpatient hospital services(13)(3)

  1.2 0.1 0.5 -0.4 -0.6

Outpatient hospital services(3)(6)

  2.1 -0.1 0.5 -0.3 -0.6

Nursing homes and adult day services(13)

0.195 3.6 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.1

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

0.088 2.6 0.7 -0.1 0.4 0.7

Health insurance(1)(5)

1.115 7.7 1.3 1.3 1.7 1.3

Transportation services

5.962 1.1 0.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Leased cars and trucks(1)(11)

0.653 -0.3 -1.6 1.0 -0.2 -1.6

Car and truck rental(2)

0.114 -1.8 -5.5 0.0 -2.0 -6.8

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.130 2.8 0.4 -0.1 0.4 0.4

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.056 2.6 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.639 3.8 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.3

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.371 1.1 0.6 -0.7 0.0 0.6

Motor vehicle insurance

2.411 2.0 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 0.1

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.545 2.2 0.3 -0.2 0.7 0.3

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

0.281 1.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2

Parking and other fees(1)(2)

0.247 3.6 0.5 -0.4 1.3 0.5

Parking fees and tolls(2)(3)

  2.8 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.2

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

           

Public transportation

1.109 -1.8 2.6 -0.6 -0.8 0.2

Airline fares

0.659 -2.3 4.3 -1.3 -0.9 0.5

Other intercity transportation

0.164 -2.6 0.0 -0.1 -0.4 0.9

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

  0.4 -3.6 7.9 -2.2 -3.6

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

           

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  -2.2 0.8 -0.8 -1.3 0.8

Intracity transportation(1)

0.278 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

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

  0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Recreation services(8)

3.897 2.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 -0.2

Video and audio services(8)

1.601 1.8 0.7 0.3 0.4 -0.2

Cable and satellite television service(10)

1.512 1.6 0.6 0.4 0.2 -0.3

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

0.089 3.7 2.1 -3.0 3.8 2.1

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

  4.4 3.1 -4.7 5.5 3.1

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

  0.4 0.1 0.1 -0.9 0.1

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.418 3.6 0.8 0.2 0.5 0.6

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  4.1 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.3

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  3.7 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.7

Photographers and photo processing(1)(2)

0.038 0.6 -0.2 0.1 -1.8 -0.2

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  -2.9 -3.5     -3.5

Photo processing(1)(2)(3)

  3.2 3.1 0.1 -1.3 3.1

Other recreation services(2)

1.838 2.2 -0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.4

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

0.682 4.0 0.8 -0.4 0.5 0.8

Admissions

0.661 0.4 -1.6 1.1 -0.3 -2.2

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

  0.6 0.3 0.4 -0.1 0.3

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

  -3.4 -7.2 4.9 0.1 -7.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.219 2.1 0.4 -0.7 0.2 0.4

Education and communication services(8)

6.056 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.919 3.0 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

College tuition and fees

1.621 3.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.3

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.337 4.4 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4

Child care and nursery school(9)

0.808 2.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.032 1.6 0.0 0.1 -0.5 0.0

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.110 5.5 3.5 0.0 1.4 1.8

Postage

0.096 5.9 3.9 0.2 1.7 1.9

Delivery services(2)

0.014 3.1 0.7 -1.0 -0.6 1.3

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.230 -1.9 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.656 -2.8 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Land-line telephone services(1)(8)

0.574 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.3

Internet services and electronic information providers(2)

0.789 2.6 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3

Other personal services(1)(8)

1.652 3.9 0.6 0.2 -0.1 0.6

Personal care services(1)

0.633 3.3 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.3

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

0.633 3.3 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.3

Miscellaneous personal services

1.019 4.3 0.7 0.2 -0.3 0.7

Legal services(1)(6)

0.307 2.3 0.9 0.0 -1.1 0.9

Funeral expenses(1)(6)

0.128 1.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.241 3.4 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.4

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

0.029 4.7 0.2 0.8 -0.1 0.2

Financial services(6)

0.242 9.1 1.3 0.3 0.2 1.3

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

  5.4 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

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

  13.8 2.5 0.4 1.2 2.6

Footnotes
(1) Not seasonally adjusted.
(2) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(3) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(4) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(6) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(7) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(9) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(10) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(11) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(12) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.


Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes, February 2019 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Jan.
2019
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Feb.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Feb.
2018-
Feb.
2019
Jan.
2019-
Feb.
2019
Nov.
2018-
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2018-
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2019-
Feb.
2019

All items less food

86.621 248.469 250.974 252.077 1.5 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.1

All items less shelter

66.693 230.358 230.765 231.792 0.6 0.4 -0.1 -0.2 0.1

All items less food and shelter

53.314 224.545 224.129 225.199 0.3 0.5 -0.3 -0.3 0.0

All items less food, shelter, and energy

46.171 229.090 230.902 231.788 1.2 0.4 0.1 0.2 -0.1

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

43.772 234.707 236.570 237.480 1.2 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.0

All items less medical care

91.285 237.767 240.270 241.335 1.5 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.2

All items less energy

92.857 254.555 258.855 259.817 2.1 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2

Commodities

36.733 183.385 181.815 183.001 -0.2 0.7 -0.5 -0.3 0.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.210 145.851 145.104 145.854 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.4 -0.1

Commodities less food

23.354 152.487 149.079 150.341 -1.4 0.8 -1.0 -0.6 0.1

Commodities less food and beverages

22.381 149.182 145.620 146.883 -1.5 0.9 -1.1 -0.6 0.1

Services

63.267 313.608 320.695 321.623 2.6 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1

Services less rent of shelter(1)

30.335 334.488 339.422 340.062 1.7 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.0

Services less medical care services

56.263 298.306 305.131 305.981 2.6 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2

Durables

9.995 104.626 104.808 105.042 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Nondurables

26.738 223.624 220.860 222.655 -0.4 0.8 -0.8 -0.8 0.6

Nondurables less food

13.359 199.039 191.151 193.659 -2.7 1.3 -1.8 -1.4 0.5

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.386 195.966 187.418 190.018 -3.0 1.4 -1.9 -1.5 0.6

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.386 243.516 232.074 234.377 -3.8 1.0 -2.5 -2.3 0.6

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.359 242.772 232.683 234.854 -3.3 0.9 -2.3 -2.1 0.5

Housing

42.271 255.713 262.284 263.057 2.9 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2

Education and communication(2)

6.588 136.327 137.055 137.168 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2

Education(2)

3.048 256.291 263.125 263.620 2.9 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Communication(2)

3.540 74.015 73.103 73.097 -1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Information and information processing(2)

3.430 70.117 69.184 69.100 -1.5 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.200 7.474 7.457 7.436 -0.5 -0.3 0.3 0.0 -0.1

Recreation(2)

5.710 119.093 120.265 120.306 1.0 0.0 0.5 0.3 -0.4

Video and audio(2)

1.826 104.650 104.478 105.000 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.5 -0.3

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.025 170.706 174.918 176.081 3.1 0.7 0.3 0.5 0.6

Photography(2)

0.073 74.383 73.672 73.073 -1.8 -0.8 -0.4 -0.3 -1.1

Food and beverages

14.352 252.076 256.185 256.997 2.0 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4

Domestically produced farm food

6.099 247.369 248.889 249.510 0.9 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.3

Other services

11.605 350.392 356.039 356.916 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.331 120.049 114.946 118.417 -1.4 3.0 0.0 0.7 0.4

Fuels and utilities

4.678 240.938 242.374 241.549 0.3 -0.3 0.9 -0.6 -0.5

Household energy

3.582 200.993 200.575 199.581 -0.7 -0.5 1.0 -0.6 -0.6

Medical care

8.715 482.897 490.204 491.227 1.7 0.2 0.3 0.2 -0.2

Transportation

16.160 207.359 202.570 204.236 -1.5 0.8 -1.5 -1.3 0.1

Private transportation

15.051 202.935 198.551 199.920 -1.5 0.7 -1.6 -1.3 0.1

New and used motor vehicles(2)

7.020 99.010 99.548 99.491 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.6

Utilities and public transportation

9.345 217.061 216.114 216.505 -0.3 0.2 0.3 -0.3 0.0

Household furnishings and operations

4.286 121.376 123.334 123.750 2.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.1

Other goods and services

3.205 438.306 446.000 448.150 2.2 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.5

Personal care

2.543 229.218 232.227 233.515 1.9 0.6 -0.1 0.2 0.6

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


Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, February 2019 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Feb. 2019 from: Percent change to Jan. 2019 from:
Feb.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018

U.S. city average

M

1.5 0.6 0.4 1.6 -0.1 0.2

Region and area size(2)

Northeast

M

1.3 0.5 0.2 1.5 0.2 0.3

Northeast - Size Class A

M

1.5 0.6 0.3 1.6 0.2 0.3

Northeast - Size Class B/C(3)

M

1.1 0.4 0.1 1.4 0.3 0.3

New England(4)

M

1.6 0.5 -0.1 2.0 0.6 0.5

Middle Atlantic(4)

M

1.2 0.6 0.3 1.3 0.1 0.2

Midwest

M

1.3 0.9 0.7 0.8 -0.2 0.2

Midwest - Size Class A

M

1.2 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.0 0.1

Midwest - Size Class B/C(3)

M

1.3 0.9 0.8 0.8 -0.3 0.2

East North Central(4)

M

1.4 1.0 0.7 0.8 -0.1 0.2

West North Central(4)

M

0.9 0.6 0.6 0.8 -0.4 0.0

South

M

1.1 0.7 0.5 1.2 -0.4 0.2

South - Size Class A

M

1.3 0.6 0.6 1.5 -0.4 0.1

South - Size Class B/C(3)

M

1.1 0.7 0.5 1.0 -0.4 0.2

South Atlantic(4)

M

1.5 0.8 0.6 1.5 -0.2 0.2

East South Central(4)

M

0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 -0.7 0.2

West South Central(4)

M

0.7 0.5 0.4 0.8 -0.6 0.1

West

M

2.4 0.4 0.2 2.7 0.0 0.2

West - Size Class A

M

2.5 0.5 0.2 2.9 0.1 0.2

West - Size Class B/C(3)

M

2.3 0.3 0.2 2.5 -0.2 0.1

Mountain(4)

M

1.8 -0.3 0.0 2.3 -0.3 -0.3

Pacific(4)

M

2.6 0.6 0.3 2.9 0.1 0.3

Size classes

Size Class A(5)

M

1.7 0.6 0.4 1.8 0.0 0.2

Size Class B/C(3)

M

1.4 0.6 0.4 1.3 -0.2 0.2

Selected local areas

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

M

1.4 1.2 0.6 0.8 0.3 0.6

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

M

2.5 0.7 0.1 3.2 0.3 0.7

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

M

1.3 0.7 0.2 1.6 0.2 0.5

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2

1.3 1.2        

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD(6)

2

0.8 0.5        

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

2

1.2 0.4        

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

2

0.9 0.1        

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2

1.2 1.0        

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

2

1.5 0.8        

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ(7)

2

2.1 -0.3        

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2

3.5 0.5        

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

2

2.7 0.7        

St. Louis, MO-IL

2

0.7 0.8        

Urban Alaska

2

2.5 0.3        

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

1

      2.5 0.5  

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

1

      2.1 -0.2  

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

1

      0.4 -1.0  

Minneapolis-St.Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1

      1.4 0.4  

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA(4)

1

      3.0 0.4  

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1

      2.6 0.6  

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

1

      0.4 -1.1  

Urban Hawaii

1

      1.9 -0.2  

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

1

      0.8 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) Indexes on a December 2017=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(6) 1998 - 2017 indexes based on substantially smaller sample.
(7) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a 1987=100 base.

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


Table 5. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) and the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, all items index, February 2019 [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

December 2015

    0.4 0.7

December 2016

    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

0.0 0.1 2.1 2.4

April 2017

0.3 0.3 1.8 2.2

May 2017

0.1 0.1 1.5 1.9

June 2017

0.0 0.1 1.2 1.6

July 2017

-0.2 -0.1 1.3 1.7

August 2017

0.3 0.3 1.5 1.9

September 2017

0.5 0.5 1.9 2.2

October 2017

-0.1 -0.1 1.6 2.0

November 2017

0.0 0.0 1.8 2.2

December 2017

-0.1 -0.1 1.7 2.1

January 2018

0.5 0.5 1.6 2.1

February 2018

0.4 0.5 1.7 2.2

March 2018

0.2 0.2 1.9 2.4

April 2018

0.4 0.4 2.1 2.5

May 2018

0.4 0.4 2.4 2.8

June 2018

0.1 0.2 2.5 2.9

July 2018

0.0 0.0 2.6 2.9

August 2018

0.0 0.1 2.4 2.7

September 2018

0.1 0.1 2.0 2.3

October 2018

0.2 0.2 2.2 2.5

November 2018

-0.3 -0.3 1.9 2.2

December 2018

-0.3 -0.3 1.7 1.9

January 2019

0.2 0.2 1.4 1.6

February 2019

0.4 0.4 1.4 1.5

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.


Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, February 2019, 1-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jan.
2019
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jan. 2019-
Feb. 2019
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Jan. 2019-
Feb. 2019(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.2   0.04 L-Oct. 2018 0.3

Food

13.379 0.4 0.054 0.08 L-May 2014 0.5

Food at home

7.315 0.4 0.033 0.12 L-Feb. 2017 0.4

Cereals and bakery products

0.962 0.7 0.007 0.29 L-Oct. 2015 0.8

Cereals and cereal products

0.307 0.6 0.002 0.57 L-Nov. 2018 0.7

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.041 -0.5 0.000 0.83 - -

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.149 0.9 0.001 0.69 L-Dec. 2018 1.3

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.118 0.5 0.001 0.92 L-Nov. 2018 1.8

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  -0.8   0.91 S-Oct. 2018 -2.1

Bakery products(4)

0.655 0.2 0.002 0.33 S-Oct. 2018 0.2

Bread(4)(5)

0.193 0.4 0.001 0.58 L-Dec. 2018 1.2

White bread(4)(6)

  0.2   0.83 L-Dec. 2018 1.9

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  0.5   0.82 L-Dec. 2018 0.6

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(5)

0.094 -0.5 -0.001 0.68 S-Dec. 2018 -0.9

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.163 1.6 0.003 0.57 L-Jun. 2018 2.1

Cookies(6)

  2.3   0.88 L-Jun. 2018 3.9

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  0.3   0.58 L-Dec. 2018 1.0

Other bakery products

0.205 0.6 0.001 0.57 L-Sep. 2018 0.7

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

  1.2   0.92 L-Oct. 2018 1.2

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  0.8   1.03 L-Jun. 2018 2.0

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

  0.2   0.70 L-Nov. 2018 0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.600 0.2 0.003 0.24 S-Dec. 2018 0.1

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.507 0.3 0.004 0.25 S-Dec. 2018 0.2

Meats

0.940 -0.2 -0.002 0.31 S-Oct. 2018 -0.4

Beef and veal

0.428 -0.5 -0.002 0.42 S-May 2018 -1.2

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.171 -0.2 0.000 0.62 S-Dec. 2018 -0.8

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.061 0.8 0.000 1.15 S-Nov. 2018 -0.4

Uncooked beef steaks(5)

0.159 -0.6 -0.001 0.74 S-May 2018 -0.6

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.037 0.5 0.000 0.71 S-Dec. 2018 -1.6

Pork

0.293 -0.7 -0.002 0.62 S-Oct. 2018 -0.8

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.133 -0.2 0.000 0.77 S-Oct. 2018 -1.0

Bacon and related products(6)

  0.0   0.99 L-Dec. 2018 1.5

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  -1.2   1.02 S-Dec. 2018 -1.8

Ham

0.052 -3.0 -0.002 1.52 S-Apr. 2009 -3.3

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  -2.9   1.59 S-Jun. 2015 -3.5

Pork chops(4)

0.041 3.1 0.001 1.62 L-Aug. 2014 4.2

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

0.067 -2.7 -0.002 1.30 S-Sep. 2018 -2.9

Other meats

0.219 1.1 0.002 0.66 L-Jul. 2017 2.1

Frankfurters(6)

  1.2   1.35 L-Apr. 2018 3.0

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

  1.2   0.64 L-Jan. 2015 1.2

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

           

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

           

Poultry(4)

0.313 1.2 0.004 0.54 L-Dec. 2017 1.6

Chicken(4)(5)

0.258 0.7 0.002 0.60 L-Oct. 2018 1.0

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  1.4   1.31 L-Dec. 2017 1.7

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  0.4   0.69 L-Dec. 2018 1.3

Other uncooked poultry including turkey(5)

0.055 3.1 0.002 1.16 L-Nov. 2018 4.0

Fish and seafood

0.254 0.8 0.002 0.47 L-Oct. 2018 0.9

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.131 -0.1 0.000 0.71 L-Dec. 2018 1.3

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.123 0.4 0.001 0.63 S-Dec. 2018 -0.2

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  -0.6   1.04 S-Dec. 2018 -0.6

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  0.8   0.82 L-Sep. 2018 0.8

Eggs

0.093 -1.4 -0.001 1.07 S-Dec. 2018 -2.2

Dairy and related products

0.729 0.3 0.002 0.27 L-Jun. 2018 0.7

Milk(5)

0.201 0.1 0.000 0.48 S-Dec. 2018 -0.9

Fresh whole milk(6)

  0.6   0.62 S-Dec. 2018 -0.4

Fresh milk other than whole(5)(6)

  -0.5   0.56 S-Dec. 2018 -1.1

Cheese and related products(4)

0.234 -0.6 -0.001 0.58 L-Dec. 2018 0.1

Ice cream and related products

0.106 0.7 0.001 0.98 L-Mar. 2018 1.5

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.187 -0.1 0.000 0.57 S-Nov. 2018 -1.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.310 0.9 0.011 0.33 L-Dec. 2018 1.4

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.042 0.7 0.007 0.38 L-Dec. 2018 1.7

Fresh fruits

0.549 -0.3 -0.001 0.50 S-Nov. 2018 -0.9

Apples

0.076 -0.6 0.000 1.17 S-Jun. 2018 -3.1

Bananas(4)

0.079 0.7 0.001 0.77 L-Dec. 2018 1.4

Citrus fruits(5)

0.151 -0.9 -0.001 0.90 L-Dec. 2018 1.9

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  -1.5   1.20 L-Dec. 2018 3.8

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.243 0.5 0.001 0.97 S-Dec. 2018 -0.1

Fresh vegetables

0.493 1.9 0.009 0.53 L-Dec. 2018 2.0

Potatoes

0.078 0.4 0.000 1.53 S-Nov. 2018 0.4

Lettuce

0.063 4.9 0.003 1.78 L-Dec. 2018 11.9

Tomatoes(4)

0.084 -4.4 -0.004 1.43 S-Feb. 2018 -8.7

Other fresh vegetables

0.268 1.2 0.003 0.68 L-Jul. 2018 1.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.268 1.4 0.004 0.59 L-Nov. 2008 1.4

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.148 2.1 0.003 0.82 L-Jan. 2018 2.4

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  2.5   0.95 L-Apr. 2018 3.4

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  2.2   1.10 L-Jan. 2018 3.5

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.076 0.8 0.001 0.99 L-Feb. 2018 1.0

Frozen vegetables(6)

  2.1   1.23 L-May 2015 2.8

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.043 -1.5 -0.001 0.76 S-Sep. 2018 -1.8

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

  -0.3   1.42 L-Dec. 2018 1.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.882 0.7 0.006 0.45 S-Dec. 2018 0.2

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.630 0.7 0.005 0.58 S-Dec. 2018 0.0

Carbonated drinks

0.265 -0.2 -0.001 1.22 S-Jul. 2018 -0.5

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.009 0.5 0.000 0.45 L-Nov. 2018 0.9

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.356 1.0 0.003 0.55 S-Dec. 2018 0.1

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.253 -0.1 0.000 0.63 L-Dec. 2018 0.9

Coffee

0.162 0.1 0.000 0.76 L-Dec. 2018 0.9

Roasted coffee(6)

  -0.5   0.84 L-Dec. 2018 0.6

Instant coffee(4)(6)

  0.8   1.22 L-Dec. 2018 2.0

Other beverage materials including tea(4)(5)

0.091 0.0 0.000 0.94 L-Dec. 2018 1.2

Other food at home

1.831 0.3 0.005 0.23 L-Mar. 2017 0.5

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.280 0.3 0.001 0.65 S-Dec. 2018 -0.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.041 0.6 0.000 0.79 L-Mar. 2018 0.9

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.185 0.0 0.000 0.89 S-Dec. 2018 -0.1

Other sweets(5)

0.054 0.9 0.000 1.08 L-Sep. 2018 1.6

Fats and oils

0.214 -0.2 -0.001 0.52 S-Dec. 2018 -0.3

Butter and margarine(5)

0.061 1.5 0.001 0.95 L-Apr. 2018 1.6

Butter(6)

  3.1   1.09 L-Apr. 2018 3.4

Margarine(6)

  -1.6   0.82 S-Mar. 2016 -3.0

Salad dressing(5)

0.052 -0.9 0.000 1.10 S-Aug. 2017 -1.7

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.101 -1.0 -0.001 0.72 S-Aug. 2017 -1.1

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  0.6   1.06 L-Dec. 2018 1.3

Other foods

1.337 0.3 0.005 0.29 L-Nov. 2017 0.3

Soups

0.080 0.4 0.000 0.97 L-Dec. 2018 1.2

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.231 1.6 0.004 0.57 L-Apr. 2017 1.7

Snacks(4)

0.308 1.1 0.003 0.71 L-Aug. 2017 1.4

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.272 0.6 0.002 0.61 L-May 2018 0.6

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

  1.1   0.92 L-Jun. 2018 1.6

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

           

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  0.7   0.83 L-May 2018 0.9

Other condiments(6)

  0.7   0.93 L-Dec. 2018 0.7

Baby food(4)(5)

0.051 0.2 0.000 0.83 L-Dec. 2018 0.3

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.394 0.1 0.000 0.47 L-Dec. 2018 0.3

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  -0.7   0.84 S-Sep. 2018 -0.9

Food away from home(4)

6.064 0.4 0.021 0.06 L-Dec. 2018 0.4

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

3.012 0.3 0.009 0.08 L-Dec. 2018 0.5

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.579 0.5 0.012 0.09 S-Dec. 2018 0.4

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.182 0.3 0.001 0.22 L-Oct. 2018 0.4

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

  -0.1   0.15 S-Oct. 2017 -4.0

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

0.092 -0.1 0.000 0.16 S-May 2018 -0.2

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.198 0.0 0.000 0.13 - -

Energy

7.143 0.4 0.032 0.19 L-Oct. 2018 2.1

Energy commodities

3.745 1.5 0.058 0.20 L-Oct. 2018 2.6

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.184 1.6 0.003 0.55 L-Oct. 2018 2.0

Fuel oil

0.108 2.6 0.003 0.86 L-Oct. 2018 3.2

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(9)

0.075 0.1 0.000 0.63 L-Aug. 2018 0.6

Motor fuel

3.561 1.5 0.055 0.20 L-Oct. 2018 2.7

Gasoline (all types)

3.475 1.5 0.056 0.20 L-Oct. 2018 2.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  1.7   0.44 L-Oct. 2018 2.8

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  0.1   0.43 L-Oct. 2018 1.8

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  0.8   0.40 L-Oct. 2018 2.1

Other motor fuels(5)

0.087 -0.7 -0.001 0.21 L-Oct. 2018 1.7

Energy services

3.398 -0.8 -0.026 0.34 S-Sep. 2018 -0.9

Electricity

2.605 -0.3 -0.007 0.37 L-Dec. 2018 0.4

Utility (piped) gas service

0.793 -2.4 -0.019 0.51 S-Apr. 2015 -2.5

All items less food and energy

79.478 0.1 0.088 0.04 S-Aug. 2018 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.609 -0.2 -0.030 0.09 S-Aug. 2018 -0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.391 0.3 0.010 0.20 S-Dec. 2018 0.0

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

0.263 -2.0 -0.005 0.93 S-Nov. 2018 -2.8

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.056 -1.0 -0.001 0.77 S-Jul. 2018 -1.7

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.045 1.2 0.001 1.73 S-Dec. 2018 -2.1

Other linens(4)(5)

0.162 -3.2 -0.005 1.42 S-Nov. 2018 -4.4

Furniture and bedding

0.892 1.2 0.011 0.42 L-Mar. 2008 1.7

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.325 -0.1 0.000 0.68 S-Nov. 2018 -1.5

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

0.432 0.6 0.003 0.65 L-Dec. 2018 1.1

Other furniture(4)(5)

0.124 3.6 0.004 0.74 L-Jul. 2012 4.2

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

           

Appliances(5)

0.221 -0.9 -0.002 0.62 S-Feb. 2018 -1.3

Major appliances(5)

0.083 -0.6 0.000 1.10 S-Aug. 2018 -0.6

Laundry equipment(6)

  -2.6   1.77 L-Dec. 2018 -1.0

Other appliances(5)

0.134 -0.9 -0.001 0.74 S-Dec. 2018 -0.9

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.500 0.6 0.003 0.58 S-Dec. 2018 -1.5

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.274 2.6 0.007 0.83 L-Nov. 2018 2.8

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.092 0.2 0.000 0.94 L-Dec. 2018 0.4

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.053 -1.0 -0.001 1.31 S-Dec. 2018 -2.1

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.081 0.3 0.000 0.98 S-Nov. 2018 -1.9

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.671 0.7 0.005 0.45 S-Dec. 2018 0.5

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.199 0.8 0.002 0.59 S-Nov. 2018 -1.0

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.310 1.0 0.003 0.56 L-Mar. 2011 1.8

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.843 -0.1 -0.001 0.29 S-Sep. 2018 -0.2

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.332 0.1 0.000 0.39 - -

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.224 -0.3 -0.001 0.45 L-Dec. 2018 0.9

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.287 -0.2 -0.001 0.55 S-Sep. 2018 -0.5

Apparel

3.000 0.3 0.011 0.51 S-Dec. 2018 0.0

Men's and boys' apparel

0.750 3.4 0.026 0.92 L-EVER -

Men's apparel

0.572 3.2 0.018 0.95 L-EVER -

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.105 3.3 0.004 2.00 L-Aug. 2016 4.7

Men's underwear, nightwear, swimwear, and accessories

0.146 3.3 0.005 1.31 L-Jul. 2018 4.2

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.161 2.6 0.004 1.43 L-Nov. 2017 3.4

Men's pants and shorts

0.152 0.3 0.000 1.30 S-Dec. 2018 -0.5

Boys' apparel

0.178 2.4 0.004 1.76 S-Dec. 2018 1.1

Women's and girls' apparel

1.200 -0.9 -0.011 0.91 S-Aug. 2018 -1.2

Women's apparel

1.026 -1.6 -0.017 1.03 S-Mar. 2018 -2.0

Women's outerwear

0.072 -0.8 -0.001 2.55 S-Oct. 2018 -4.1

Women's dresses

0.117 0.2 0.000 1.83 L-Dec. 2018 1.0

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.537 -2.2 -0.012 1.32 S-Aug. 2018 -3.2

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

0.288 -2.5 -0.007 1.25 S-Jun. 2018 -3.0

Girls' apparel

0.174 3.4 0.006 1.59 L-Aug. 2016 4.3

Footwear

0.668 0.1 0.001 0.72 S-Dec. 2018 0.1

Men's footwear(4)

0.221 -0.9 -0.002 1.07 S-Jun. 2018 -2.1

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.159 2.0 0.003 1.46 S-Dec. 2018 -0.4

Women's footwear

0.288 0.9 0.003 0.92 S-Dec. 2018 -0.5

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.133 2.4 0.003 1.42 L-Sep. 2017 5.3

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.248 -3.4 -0.008 1.34 S-Dec. 1991 -4.0

Watches(4)(9)

0.097 -4.8 -0.005 1.49 S-Nov. 2018 -9.4

Jewelry(9)

0.151 -1.9 -0.003 1.94 S-Oct. 2018 -1.9

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

6.637 -0.4 -0.026 0.12 S-Sep. 2018 -0.8

New vehicles

3.740 -0.2 -0.009 0.21 S-Oct. 2018 -0.2

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  -0.3   0.22 S-Apr. 2018 -0.4

New cars(6)

  -0.3   0.25 S-Apr. 2018 -0.3

New trucks(13)(6)

  -0.1   0.23 S-Oct. 2018 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

2.399 -0.7 -0.017 0.02 S-Sep. 2018 -2.1

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.384 -0.1 0.000 0.33 S-Sep. 2018 -0.1

Tires(4)

0.227 0.3 0.001 0.46 - -

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.157 -0.6 -0.001 0.55 S-Sep. 2016 -0.8

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

  -0.2   0.53 S-Dec. 2018 -0.8

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

  -4.7   0.90 S-EVER -

Medical care commodities

1.711 -1.0 -0.017 0.20 S-EVER -

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.653 -1.0 -0.017 0.21 S-Dec. 2013 -1.0

Prescription drugs

1.313 -1.0 -0.013 0.24 S-EVER -

Nonprescription drugs(4)(11)

0.341 -0.7 -0.003 0.47 S-Dec. 2018 -0.7

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(11)

0.058 -0.6 0.000 0.58 S-Aug. 2018 -0.8

Recreation commodities(11)

1.813 -0.9 -0.016 0.21 S-Jun. 2016 -0.9

Video and audio products(11)

0.225 -1.6 -0.004 0.47 S-Feb. 2018 -2.0

Televisions

0.098 -3.2 -0.003 0.69 S-Feb. 2018 -3.2

Other video equipment(5)

0.027 0.7 0.000 0.78 S-Nov. 2018 0.6

Audio equipment(4)

0.045 -1.8 -0.001 1.18 S-Nov. 2018 -2.0

Recorded music and music subscriptions(4)(5)

0.047 0.3 0.000 0.55 L-Nov. 2018 0.7

Pets and pet products(4)

0.607 0.5 0.003 0.25 L-Apr. 2018 0.7

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  0.7   0.29 L-Aug. 2017 0.7

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

  0.3   0.53 - -

Sporting goods

0.503 -1.9 -0.010 0.48 S-Nov. 1982 -2.0

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.292 -1.7 -0.005 0.74 S-Oct. 2018 -1.7

Sports equipment

0.203 -1.3 -0.003 0.43 S-May 2015 -1.5

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.033 -2.3 -0.001 0.81 S-Jun. 2018 -4.9

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

           

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  -2.2   0.94 S-Jun. 2018 -3.9

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.118 -2.7 -0.003 0.86 S-EVER -

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.073 -3.7 -0.003 0.94 S-EVER -

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.045 -1.2 -0.001 1.46 S-Sep. 2018 -1.5

Other recreational goods(5)

0.327 -0.6 -0.002 0.48 S-Nov. 2018 -0.7

Toys

0.256 -1.0 -0.002 0.60 S-Aug. 2018 -1.1

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

  -0.4   0.78 L-Dec. 2018 1.2

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

0.025 1.8 0.000 1.54 L-Dec. 2018 7.1

Music instruments and accessories(4)(5)

0.035 0.5 0.000 0.52 L-Aug. 2018 1.6

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.532 -0.5 -0.003 0.41 L-Dec. 2018 0.7

Educational books and supplies

0.129 0.8 0.001 0.78 L-Dec. 2018 0.9

College textbooks(4)(14)(6)

  0.8   0.69 L-May 2018 3.3

Information technology commodities(11)

0.403 -0.9 -0.004 0.54 S-Nov. 2018 -1.4

Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistant devices(7)

0.308 -0.9 -0.003 0.64 S-Nov. 2018 -1.5

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.024 0.4 0.000 1.29 L-Nov. 2018 0.4

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

0.071 -1.2 -0.001 0.92 L-Jul. 2018 1.0

Alcoholic beverages

0.973 0.2 0.002 0.18 L-Nov. 2018 0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.606 0.5 0.003 0.26 L-Jan. 2017 0.5

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.270 0.7 0.002 0.35 L-Apr. 2017 0.7

Distilled spirits at home

0.081 1.1 0.001 0.45 L-May 2014 1.2

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

  1.1   0.53 S-Dec. 2018 -0.2

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

  1.1   0.63 L-Jan. 2018 1.2

Wine at home

0.254 0.4 0.001 0.49 L-Sep. 2018 0.4

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.368 -0.3 -0.001 0.19 S-Jul. 2012 -0.3

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

  -0.1   0.17 - -

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

  0.0   0.19 S-Nov. 2018 0.0

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

  -0.9   0.19 S-EVER -

Other goods(11)

1.553 0.5 0.008 0.19 L-Oct. 2017 0.6

Tobacco and smoking products

0.662 0.5 0.003 0.17 L-Oct. 2018 0.5

Cigarettes(5)

0.586 0.4 0.003 0.18 L-Nov. 2018 0.4

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.060 0.5 0.000 0.41 S-Dec. 2018 -0.1

Personal care products(4)

0.690 -0.4 -0.003 0.26 S-Jun. 2018 -0.4

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

0.382 -0.2 -0.001 0.35 S-Nov. 2018 -0.3

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

0.301 -0.7 -0.002 0.41 S-Jun. 2018 -0.9

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.201 3.6 0.007 0.88 L-EVER -

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  1.6   0.93 L-Oct. 2017 1.9

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

  -1.0   1.15 L-Dec. 2018 0.1

Services less energy services

59.869 0.2 0.119 0.04 - -

Shelter

33.307 0.3 0.115 0.07 - -

Rent of shelter(15)

32.932 0.3 0.110 0.07 - -

Rent of primary residence

7.947 0.3 0.023 0.04 - -

Lodging away from home(5)

0.921 1.3 0.012 1.80 L-Dec. 2018 1.7

Housing at school, excluding board(15)

0.114 0.2 0.000 0.05 - -

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.807 1.4 0.012 2.03 L-Dec. 2018 2.0

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(15)

24.064 0.3 0.079 0.04 - -

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(15)

22.722 0.3 0.075 0.04 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.375 0.1 0.000 0.12 - -

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.097 0.1 0.001 0.09 L-Dec. 2018 0.3

Water and sewerage maintenance

0.829 0.0 0.000 0.11 - -

Garbage and trash collection(4)(13)

0.268 0.4 0.001 0.22 L-Nov. 2018 3.0

Household operations(4)(5)

0.895 -0.3 -0.003 0.16 S-Apr. 2016 -0.3

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.306 0.2 0.000 0.06 S-Oct. 2018 0.0

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

           

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.104 -2.2 -0.002 0.65 S-Dec. 2017 -2.6

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.108 -0.4 0.000 0.16 S-Oct. 2018 -0.6

Medical care services

7.004 0.0 -0.001 0.10 S-Aug. 2018 -0.1

Professional services

3.262 0.1 0.003 0.11 S-Dec. 2018 0.1

Physicians' services

1.738 0.1 0.001 0.21 S-Dec. 2018 0.1

Dental services

0.789 -0.1 -0.001 0.13 S-Aug. 2018 -0.6

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.318 0.2 0.001 0.24 L-Dec. 2018 0.3

Services by other medical professionals(4)(9)

0.417 0.4 0.002 0.09 L-Nov. 2018 0.4

Hospital and related services

2.627 -0.6 -0.017 0.15 S-Jun. 2015 -0.8

Hospital services(16)

2.344 -0.7 -0.017 0.17 S-Jun. 2015 -1.0

Inpatient hospital services(16)(6)

  -0.6   0.23 S-Jun. 2015 -1.1

Outpatient hospital services(9)(6)

  -0.6   0.22 S-Jun. 2015 -1.0

Nursing homes and adult day services(16)

0.195 0.1 0.000 0.11 S-Nov. 2017 0.1

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

0.088 0.7 0.001 0.20 L-Aug. 2018 1.0

Health insurance(4)(8)

1.115 1.3 0.014 0.11 S-Dec. 2018 1.3

Transportation services

5.962 -0.1 -0.007 0.13 L-Dec. 2018 -0.1

Leased cars and trucks(4)(14)

0.653 -1.6 -0.010 0.36 S-Aug. 2016 -1.7

Car and truck rental(5)

0.114 -6.8 -0.008 1.67 S-EVER -

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.130 0.4 0.005 0.14 - -

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.056 0.4 0.000 0.13 L-Oct. 2018 0.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.639 0.3 0.002 0.24 S-Dec. 2018 0.2

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.371 0.6 0.002 0.16 L-Sep. 2018 0.7

Motor vehicle insurance

2.411 0.1 0.003 0.14 L-Oct. 2018 0.4

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.545 0.3 0.002 0.20 S-Dec. 2018 -0.2

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

0.281 0.2 0.001 0.07 L-Nov. 2018 0.3

Parking and other fees(4)(5)

0.247 0.5 0.001 0.34 S-Dec. 2018 -0.4

Parking fees and tolls(5)(6)

  0.2   0.17 S-Dec. 2018 0.2

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

           

Public transportation

1.109 0.2 0.002 0.45 L-Aug. 2018 0.4

Airline fares

0.659 0.5 0.003 0.68 L-Aug. 2018 1.4

Other intercity transportation

0.164 0.9 0.002 0.71 L-Jan. 2018 1.1

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

  -3.6   1.53 S-Aug. 2018 -5.4

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

           

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  0.8   0.77 L-Sep. 2018 0.8

Intracity transportation(4)

0.278 0.3 0.001 0.34 L-Dec. 2018 0.3

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

  0.0   0.05 S-Dec. 2018 0.0

Recreation services(11)

3.897 -0.2 -0.007 0.22 S-Apr. 2018 -0.3

Video and audio services(11)

1.601 -0.2 -0.002 0.14 S-Apr. 2018 -0.2

Cable and satellite television service(13)

1.512 -0.3 -0.004 0.13 S-Apr. 2018 -0.3

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

0.089 2.1 0.002 0.99 S-Dec. 2018 -3.0

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

  3.1   1.95 S-Dec. 2018 -4.7

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

  0.1   0.19 L-Dec. 2018 0.1

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.418 0.6 0.002 0.22 L-Sep. 2018 0.6

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  0.3   0.14 S-Dec. 2018 0.1

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.7   0.17 L-Jul. 2017 0.7

Photographers and photo processing(4)(5)

0.038 -0.2 0.000 0.38 L-Dec. 2018 0.1

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  -3.5   0.04 S-Feb. 2004 -7.1

Photo processing(4)(5)(6)

  3.1   0.61 L-EVER -

Other recreation services(5)

1.838 -0.4 -0.007 0.39 S-Apr. 2018 -0.4

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

0.682 0.8 0.006 0.28 L-Nov. 2018 1.5

Admissions

0.661 -2.2 -0.014 0.75 S-Apr. 2009 -2.6

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

  0.3   0.63 L-Dec. 2018 0.4

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

  -7.2   1.92 S-EVER -

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.219 0.4 0.001 0.49 L-Nov. 2018 0.6

Education and communication services(11)

6.056 0.2 0.013 0.08 - -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.919 0.3 0.009 0.08 - -

College tuition and fees

1.621 0.3 0.005 0.13 S-Dec. 2018 0.1

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.337 0.4 0.001 0.06 L-Sep. 2018 0.4

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.808 0.3 0.003 0.07 - -

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.032 0.0 0.000 0.11 L-Dec. 2018 0.1

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.110 1.8 0.002 0.05 L-Feb. 2013 2.8

Postage

0.096 1.9 0.002 0.00 L-Feb. 2013 3.0

Delivery services(5)

0.014 1.3 0.000 0.34 L-Jan. 2018 1.3

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.230 0.0 -0.001 0.07 - -

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.656 -0.1 -0.002 0.08 - -

Land-line telephone services(4)(11)

0.574 0.3 0.002 0.17 S-Dec. 2018 0.2

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.789 0.3 0.002 0.29 - -

Other personal services(4)(11)

1.652 0.6 0.009 0.11 L-Apr. 2018 1.0

Personal care services(4)

0.633 0.3 0.002 0.17 L-Dec. 2018 0.4

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

0.633 0.3 0.002 0.17 L-Dec. 2018 0.4

Miscellaneous personal services

1.019 0.7 0.007 0.13 L-Apr. 2018 1.2

Legal services(4)(9)

0.307 0.9 0.003 0.06 L-Nov. 2018 1.3

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.128 0.1 0.000 0.20 L-Nov. 2018 0.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.241 0.4 0.001 0.24 L-Oct. 2018 0.6

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

0.029 0.2 0.000 0.33 L-Dec. 2018 0.8

Financial services(9)

0.242 1.3 0.003 0.33 L-Apr. 2018 4.4

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

  0.0   0.05 S-Dec. 2018 0.0

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

  2.6   0.34 L-Apr. 2018 7.2

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

86.621 0.1 0.120 0.04 L-Oct. 2018 0.4

All items less shelter

66.693 0.1 0.059 0.05 L-Oct. 2018 0.4

All items less food and shelter

53.314 0.0 0.005 0.06 L-Oct. 2018 0.5

All items less food, shelter, and energy

46.171 -0.1 -0.027 0.06 S-Aug. 2018 -0.1

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

43.772 0.0 -0.010 0.06 S-Aug. 2018 -0.1

All items less medical care

91.285 0.2 0.192 0.04 L-Oct. 2018 0.3

All items less energy

92.857 0.2 0.142 0.04 - -

Commodities

36.733 0.2 0.082 0.06 L-Oct. 2018 0.4

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.210 -0.1 -0.013 0.11 S-Nov. 2018 -0.1

Commodities less food

23.354 0.1 0.028 0.09 L-Oct. 2018 0.7

Commodities less food and beverages

22.381 0.1 0.026 0.09 L-Oct. 2018 0.7

Services

63.267 0.1 0.093 0.05 S-Mar. 2017 0.0

Services less rent of shelter(15)

30.335 0.0 0.000 0.06 - -

Services less medical care services

56.263 0.2 0.095 0.05 L-Dec. 2018 0.3

Durables

9.995 -0.1 -0.011 0.11 S-Sep. 2018 -0.5

Nondurables

26.738 0.6 0.159 0.09 L-May 2018 0.6

Nondurables less food

13.359 0.5 0.073 0.15 L-Oct. 2018 0.9

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.386 0.6 0.072 0.16 L-Oct. 2018 1.0

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.386 0.6 0.053 0.11 L-Oct. 2018 1.5

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.359 0.5 0.055 0.10 L-Oct. 2018 1.4

Housing

42.271 0.2 0.098 0.07 - -

Education and communication(5)

6.588 0.2 0.010 0.08 - -

Education(5)

3.048 0.3 0.010 0.09 - -

Communication(5)

3.540 0.0 0.000 0.10 - -

Information and information processing(5)

3.430 -0.1 -0.002 0.10 S-Nov. 2018 -1.2

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.200 -0.1 -0.001 0.25 S-Nov. 2018 -0.5

Recreation(5)

5.710 -0.4 -0.023 0.15 S-Dec. 2009 -0.4

Video and audio(5)

1.826 -0.3 -0.006 0.13 S-Apr. 2018 -0.3

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.025 0.6 0.006 0.18 L-Sep. 2014 0.6

Photography(5)

0.073 -1.1 -0.001 0.45 S-Jun. 2018 -2.2

Food and beverages

14.352 0.4 0.056 0.08 L-May 2014 0.5

Domestically produced farm food

6.099 0.3 0.016 0.13 L-Nov. 2018 0.4

Other services

11.605 0.1 0.014 0.09 S-Dec. 2018 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.331 0.4 0.010 0.57 S-Dec. 2018 0.0

Fuels and utilities

4.678 -0.5 -0.022 0.25 L-Dec. 2018 0.9

Household energy

3.582 -0.6 -0.023 0.32 - -

Medical care

8.715 -0.2 -0.018 0.10 S-May 2013 -0.2

Transportation

16.160 0.1 0.023 0.08 L-Oct. 2018 1.0

Private transportation

15.051 0.1 0.020 0.08 L-Oct. 2018 1.1

New and used motor vehicles(5)

7.020 -0.6 -0.044 0.12 S-Sep. 2018 -0.7

Utilities and public transportation

9.345 0.0 0.000 0.14 L-Dec. 2018 0.3

Household furnishings and operations

4.286 0.1 0.005 0.16 S-Aug. 2018 0.1

Other goods and services

3.205 0.5 0.017 0.12 L-Apr. 2018 0.7

Personal care(4)

2.543 0.6 0.014 0.14 L-Apr. 2018 0.7

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


Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, February 2019, 12-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jan.
2019
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Feb. 2018-
Feb. 2019
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Feb. 2018-
Feb. 2019(1)
Standard error, median price change(2)(3) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(4)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 1.5   - S-Sep. 2016 1.5

Food

13.379 2.0 0.261 - L-Apr. 2015 2.0

Food at home

7.315 1.2 0.088 - L-Apr. 2015 1.3

Cereals and bakery products

0.962 1.8 0.017 - L-Aug. 2012 1.8

Cereals and cereal products

0.307 0.2 0.001 - L-Dec. 2018 0.2

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.041 -2.4 -0.001 - S-Jul. 2017 -2.4

Breakfast cereal

0.149 1.1 0.002 - L-Oct. 2015 1.2

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.118 0.2 0.000 - S-Oct. 2018 -0.5

Rice(5)(6)

  0.9   - S-Oct. 2018 -0.5

Bakery products

0.655 2.5 0.016 - L-Jun. 2013 2.5

Bread(5)

0.193 4.0 0.007 - L-Apr. 2012 4.1

White bread(6)

  4.6   - L-Mar. 2012 5.0

Bread other than white(6)

  4.1   - L-Aug. 2013 4.5

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(5)

0.094 2.3 0.002 - S-Dec. 2018 1.5

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.163 1.2 0.002 - L-Dec. 2018 3.5

Cookies(6)

  0.2   - L-Dec. 2018 2.6

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(6)

  2.7   - L-Dec. 2018 4.7

Other bakery products

0.205 2.2 0.005 - L-Apr. 2013 2.9

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(6)

  3.9   - L-Nov. 2015 4.2

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  2.9   - L-Jul. 2014 3.6

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

  0.3   - L-Dec. 2018 0.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.600 0.6 0.010 - L-Aug. 2018 1.1

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.507 1.0 0.016 - L-May 2018 1.2

Meats

0.940 0.4 0.004 - L-May 2018 1.4

Beef and veal

0.428 1.6 0.007 - - -

Uncooked ground beef

0.171 -0.5 -0.001 - L-Jun. 2018 -0.2

Uncooked beef roasts(5)

0.061 3.7 0.002 - S-Dec. 2018 1.7

Uncooked beef steaks(5)

0.159 2.7 0.004 - S-Dec. 2018 0.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(5)

0.037 3.0 0.001 - L-Nov. 2018 3.9

Pork

0.293 -1.4 -0.004 - S-Dec. 2018 -1.4

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.133 -1.4 -0.002 - - -

Bacon and related products(6)

  -1.9   - L-Dec. 2018 -0.5

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  -0.4   - S-Dec. 2018 -3.2

Ham

0.052 -0.7 0.000 - S-Dec. 2018 -2.3

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  -0.7   - S-Dec. 2018 -2.6

Pork chops

0.041 -0.3 0.000 - L-Dec. 2018 2.6

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

0.067 -2.5 -0.002 - S-Oct. 2018 -3.1

Other meats

0.219 0.5 0.001 - L-May 2018 0.5

Frankfurters(6)

  1.0   - L-Jun. 2018 4.4

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

  0.5   - L-Jul. 2017 0.7

Lamb and organ meats(6)

           

Lamb and mutton(5)(6)

           

Poultry

0.313 0.4 0.001 - L-Jul. 2018 1.2

Chicken(5)

0.258 0.5 0.001 - - -

Fresh whole chicken(6)

  0.0   - L-Nov. 2018 0.9

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(6)

  0.7   - S-Dec. 2018 0.2

Other uncooked poultry including turkey(5)

0.055 -0.3 0.000 - L-Nov. 2018 -0.2

Fish and seafood

0.254 4.4 0.011 - L-Nov. 2014 4.4

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.131 3.7 0.005 - S-Nov. 2018 3.7

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.123 5.2 0.006 - L-Jun. 2014 5.2

Shelf stable fish and seafood(6)

  9.1   - L-Apr. 2012 10.4

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  3.7   - L-Oct. 2017 4.9

Eggs

0.093 -5.9 -0.006 - S-Jul. 2017 -9.5

Dairy and related products

0.729 0.1 0.001 - L-Jun. 2018 0.4

Milk(5)

0.201 0.3 0.001 - S-Dec. 2018 -1.2

Fresh whole milk(6)

  0.1   - L-Oct. 2018 0.2

Fresh milk other than whole(5)(6)

  0.8   - S-Dec. 2018 -0.1

Cheese and related products

0.234 -1.7 -0.004 - L-Dec. 2018 -0.4

Ice cream and related products

0.106 2.5 0.003 - L-Aug. 2015 2.5

Other dairy and related products(5)

0.187 0.7 0.001 - S-Dec. 2018 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

1.310 2.0 0.027 - L-Feb. 2018 2.1

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.042 2.4 0.024 - L-Feb. 2018 3.1

Fresh fruits

0.549 -0.5 -0.003 - L-Sep. 2018 0.3

Apples

0.076 -0.9 -0.001 - S-Nov. 2018 -4.2

Bananas

0.079 -1.0 -0.001 - S-Jan. 2018 -1.6

Citrus fruits(5)

0.151 1.0 0.002 - S-Oct. 2018 0.1

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  -1.8   - S-Nov. 2018 -3.4

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.243 -1.2 -0.003 - L-Aug. 2018 -0.1

Fresh vegetables

0.493 5.8 0.027 - L-Oct. 2013 6.5

Potatoes

0.078 4.8 0.004 - L-Dec. 2016 5.2

Lettuce

0.063 14.5 0.008 - L-Dec. 2018 15.0

Tomatoes

0.084 -0.5 0.000 - L-Dec. 2018 1.6

Other fresh vegetables

0.268 6.1 0.016 - L-Feb. 2016 7.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.268 0.9 0.002 - L-Dec. 2018 0.9

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.148 3.9 0.006 - L-May 2012 4.6

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  3.1   -