Consumer Price Index News Release

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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – NOVEMBER 2017

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.4 percent in 
November on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 
reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 2.2 percent.

The energy index rose 3.9 percent and accounted for about three-fourths of the 
all items increase. The gasoline index increased 7.3 percent, and the other 
energy component indexes also rose. The food index was unchanged in November, 
with the index for food at home declining slightly.

The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in November. 
The shelter index continued to rise, and the indexes for motor vehicle insurance,
used cars and trucks, and new vehicles also increased. The indexes for apparel,
airline fares, and household furnishings and operations all declined in November.

The all items index rose 2.2 percent for the 12 months ending November. The index
for all items less food and energy rose 1.7 percent, a slight decline from the
1.8-percent increase for the period ending October. The energy index rose 9.4
percent over the last 12 months, and the food index rose 1.4 percent.   


 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              May   June  July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.   ended 
                              2017  2017  2017  2017  2017  2017  2017   Nov.  
                                                                         2017  
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................   -.1    .0    .1    .4    .5    .1    .4      2.2
  Food......................    .2    .0    .2    .1    .1    .0    .0      1.4
   Food at home.............    .1   -.1    .2   -.2    .0    .0   -.1       .6
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .0    .2    .3    .3    .1    .2      2.4
  Energy....................  -2.7  -1.6   -.1   2.8   6.1  -1.0   3.9      9.4
   Energy commodities.......  -6.2  -2.7    .0   6.1  12.6  -2.3   7.1     16.4
    Gasoline (all types)....  -6.4  -2.8    .0   6.3  13.1  -2.4   7.3     16.5
    Fuel oil (1)............  -2.8  -3.7  -2.0   2.9   8.2   2.3   5.0     18.6
   Energy services..........    .7   -.5   -.2   -.1   -.2    .4    .6      2.8
    Electricity.............    .3   -.6    .4    .0    .0    .5    .5      2.5
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............   1.9   -.2  -2.3   -.5   -.8    .3    .6      3.6
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .1    .1    .1    .2    .1    .2    .1      1.7
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....   -.3   -.1   -.1   -.1   -.2    .1   -.1      -.9
    New vehicles............   -.2   -.3   -.5    .0   -.4   -.2    .3     -1.1
    Used cars and trucks....   -.2   -.7   -.5   -.2   -.2    .7   1.0     -2.1
    Apparel.................   -.8   -.1    .3    .1   -.1   -.1  -1.3     -1.6
    Medical care commodities    .4    .7   1.0   -.1   -.8    .0    .6      1.8
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .2    .2    .4    .2    .3    .2      2.5
    Shelter.................    .2    .2    .1    .5    .3    .3    .2      3.2
    Transportation services     .3    .2    .2    .4    .3    .2    .1      3.8
    Medical care services...   -.1    .3    .3    .2    .1    .3   -.1      1.6

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.

Food

The food index remained unchanged in November. The index for food at home
declined 0.1 percent, with four of the six major grocery store food group indexes
falling. The index for nonalcoholic beverages, which was unchanged in October,
fell 0.6 percent in November. The fruits and vegetables index declined 0.5
percent in November after being unchanged in October. The index for meats,
poultry, fish, and eggs fell 0.3 percent, and the cereals and bakery products
index declined 0.2 percent.

The index for other food at home rose in November, increasing 0.4 percent. The
index for dairy and related products, which declined 0.3 percent in October,
increased 0.3 percent in November. The index for food away from home also
increased in November, rising 0.2 percent.

The food at home index increased 0.6 percent over the last 12 months. The index
for meat, poultry, fish, and eggs rose 1.4 percent over the span, the largest
increase among the six groups. The indexes for dairy and related products and
for nonalcoholic beverages were unchanged over the last 12 months, and the
index for cereals and bakery products declined 0.8 percent. The index for food
away from home rose 2.4 percent over the last 12 months. 

Energy

The energy index rose 3.9 percent in November after falling 1.0 percent the prior
month. The gasoline index rose 7.3 percent in November after declining in October.
(Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices rose 2.6 percent in November.)The
other major energy component indexes also increased, with the electricity index
increasing 0.5 percent and the index for natural gas rising 0.6 percent.

The energy index increased 9.4 percent over the past 12 months, with all of the
major component indexes rising over the span. The fuel oil index rose 18.6
percent and the gasoline index increased 16.5 percent. The index for natural gas
advanced 3.6 percent, and the electricity index rose 2.5 percent.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in November
after rising 0.2 percent in October. The shelter index rose 0.2 percent, with the
rent index increasing 0.3 percent and the index for owners' equivalent rent
rising 0.2 percent. The index for lodging away from home fell 1.3 percent in
November after rising in each of the three prior months. 

The index for used cars and trucks increased 1.0 percent in November, and the
index for motor vehicle insurance rose 0.8 percent. The index for new vehicles,
which declined in September and October, rose 0.3 percent in November. The
indexes for wireless phones services, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco also
increased in November.

The index for medical care was unchanged in November, with the index for
prescription drugs increasing 0.6 percent and the hospital services index rising
0.1 percent, but the physicians' services index declining 0.8 percent. The
indexes for recreation and for personal care were also both unchanged in November.

The apparel index fell in November; its 1.3-percent decline was its largest
decrease since September 1998. The index for airline fares fell 2.4 percent in
November after rising the prior month. The index for household furnishings and
operations also declined, falling 0.1 percent.

The index for all items less food and energy increased 1.7 percent over the last
12 months. The 12-month change in the shelter index remained at 3.2 percent, and
the index for motor vehicle insurance rose 8.0 percent over the span. The indexes
for used cars and trucks, apparel, new vehicles, and airline fares all declined
over the past year.


Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 2.2 percent
over the last 12 months to an index level of 246.669 (1982-84=100). For the month,
the index was unchanged prior to seasonal adjustment.

The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
increased 2.3 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 240.666
(1982-84=100). For the month, the index was unchanged prior to seasonal
adjustment.

The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) increased 2.1
percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index was unchanged on a not
seasonally adjusted basis. Please note that the indexes for the past 10 to 12
months are subject to revision. 

The Consumer Price Index for December 2017 is scheduled to be released on Friday,
January 12, 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  8.0/225.000 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, November 2017 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Oct.
2017
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Nov.
2016
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2016-
Nov.
2017
Oct.
2017-
Nov.
2017
Aug.
2017-
Sep.
2017
Sep.
2017-
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2017-
Nov.
2017

All items

100.000 241.353 246.663 246.669 2.2 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.4

Food

13.627 247.435 251.364 250.871 1.4 -0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0

Food at home

7.832 236.930 239.543 238.403 0.6 -0.5 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.044 271.896 270.858 269.646 -0.8 -0.4 0.1 -0.5 -0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.751 243.633 248.413 247.027 1.4 -0.6 -0.4 0.6 -0.3

Dairy and related products

0.798 216.773 217.170 216.878 0.0 -0.1 -0.6 -0.3 0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.345 293.554 299.700 296.791 1.1 -1.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.940 166.258 167.990 166.271 0.0 -1.0 0.4 0.0 -0.6

Other food at home

1.955 207.703 209.528 209.624 0.9 0.0 0.2 -0.2 0.4

Food away from home(1)

5.794 264.699 270.658 271.152 2.4 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2

Energy

7.388 191.402 207.290 209.383 9.4 1.0 6.1 -1.0 3.9

Energy commodities

3.754 196.855 223.219 229.195 16.4 2.7 12.6 -2.3 7.1

Fuel oil(1)

0.107 221.808 250.640 263.132 18.6 5.0 8.2 2.3 5.0

Motor fuel

3.557 193.432 219.640 225.322 16.5 2.6 13.0 -2.5 7.2

Gasoline (all types)

3.503 192.522 218.591 224.227 16.5 2.6 13.1 -2.4 7.3

Energy services(2)

3.634 194.838 201.661 200.225 2.8 -0.7 -0.2 0.4 0.6

Electricity(2)

2.833 202.984 210.424 208.111 2.5 -1.1 0.0 0.5 0.5

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.801 167.469 172.373 173.504 3.6 0.7 -0.8 0.3 0.6

All items less food and energy

78.985 249.227 253.638 253.492 1.7 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

18.775 144.593 144.273 143.295 -0.9 -0.7 -0.2 0.1 -0.1

Apparel

3.138 127.377 129.570 125.398 -1.6 -3.2 -0.1 -0.1 -1.3

New vehicles

3.541 147.027 144.868 145.442 -1.1 0.4 -0.4 -0.2 0.3

Used cars and trucks

1.921 137.789 135.867 134.901 -2.1 -0.7 -0.2 0.7 1.0

Medical care commodities

1.840 371.540 377.038 378.328 1.8 0.3 -0.8 0.0 0.6

Alcoholic beverages

0.944 243.395 246.621 246.991 1.5 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.2

Tobacco and smoking products

0.693 975.110 1,047.932 1,048.219 7.5 0.0 0.4 1.6 0.2

Services less energy services

60.210 313.702 321.253 321.690 2.5 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2

Shelter

33.865 291.953 300.846 301.185 3.2 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.932 301.587 311.501 312.670 3.7 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.3

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

24.677 299.738 308.190 309.101 3.1 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Medical care services

6.655 500.697 509.256 508.879 1.6 -0.1 0.1 0.3 -0.1

Physicians' services(2)

1.650 384.110 379.072 377.037 -1.8 -0.5 0.2 0.2 -0.8

Hospital services(2)(4)

2.300 307.403 322.368 322.871 5.0 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.1

Transportation services

5.983 302.164 312.290 313.772 3.8 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.162 277.348 283.257 282.502 1.9 -0.3 0.6 0.4 -0.3

Motor vehicle insurance

2.584 503.440 537.222 543.613 8.0 1.2 0.5 0.1 0.8

Airline fares

0.615 274.761 267.297 267.970 -2.5 0.3 -0.1 0.6 -2.4

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

All items

100.000 2.2 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.4

Food

13.627 1.4 -0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0

Food at home

7.832 0.6 -0.5 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.044 -0.8 -0.4 0.1 -0.5 -0.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.347 -1.3 -0.7 0.3 -0.4 -0.2

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.042 -0.9 -3.0 0.0 0.9 0.0

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.179 -1.6 -0.3 0.3 -0.2 -0.3

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.127 -1.0 -0.5 -1.6 0.1 -0.5

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  -1.2 -0.1 -1.9 1.4 -0.1

Bakery products(1)

0.697 -0.6 -0.3 -0.2 -0.4 -0.3

Bread(1)(2)

0.206 -0.5 0.5 -0.7 -0.6 0.5

White bread(1)(3)

  -1.2 -0.1 -0.6 -0.8 -0.1

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  0.4 1.2 -0.8 -0.1 1.2

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(2)

0.103 0.5 0.2 0.5 -0.2 0.5

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.169 -0.5 0.4 -0.6 -0.6 -0.2

Cookies(3)

  -1.8 -0.8 -1.2 -0.4 -1.4

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  1.0 1.4 0.6 -0.4 1.4

Other bakery products

0.218 -1.3 -2.0 1.0 -1.2 -0.4

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

  0.4 -0.5 0.5 -0.8 -0.5

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  -2.9 -4.0 1.3 -1.0 -1.5

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

  -1.3 -1.1 0.2 -1.2 0.6

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.751 1.4 -0.6 -0.4 0.6 -0.3

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.649 1.3 -0.5 -0.4 0.2 -0.2

Meats

1.048 1.6 -0.8 -0.4 0.0 -0.1

Beef and veal

0.463 1.6 0.3 -0.7 -0.8 0.4

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.191 2.9 0.3 -0.1 -1.2 0.3

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.062 0.5 0.1 -0.4 -2.3 0.1

Uncooked beef steaks(2)

0.163 0.1 0.1 -2.2 0.9 1.3

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.047 3.2 1.5 -2.4 -1.2 1.5

Pork

0.334 3.1 -2.4 0.4 0.3 -0.3

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.145 6.3 -3.8 0.8 -1.1 -1.3

Bacon and related products(3)

  8.9 -5.1 0.0 -2.1 -3.0

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  3.4 -2.5 1.7 0.3 0.0

Ham

0.062 1.4 -5.1 -2.2 3.2 -2.3

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  1.6 -5.0 -2.3 3.2 -2.0

Pork chops(1)

0.052 1.5 0.7 -0.5 0.3 0.7

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.075 0.1 0.2 0.8 0.8 1.2

Other meats

0.252 -0.3 -0.7 -0.7 1.0 -0.8

Frankfurters(3)

  3.3 -1.7 0.2 2.8 -2.5

Lunchmeats(2)(3)

  -1.0 -0.2 -1.3 0.6 -0.1

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

           

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

           

Poultry(1)

0.339 0.1 -0.8 -0.2 0.2 -0.8

Chicken(1)(2)

0.276 0.7 -0.2 -0.3 0.1 -0.2

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  -1.9 -0.8 -0.1 0.7 -0.8

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  1.8 0.1 -0.3 0.1 0.1

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.063 -2.9 -3.6 -0.3 0.7 -0.5

Fish and seafood

0.261 1.6 0.8 -0.8 1.3 0.4

Fresh fish and seafood(2)

0.140 0.6 1.4 -2.0 0.9 1.6

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.121 2.8 0.2 0.8 1.6 -0.8

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  2.1 1.0 0.8 0.4 1.0

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

  3.0 -0.4 0.8 2.5 -1.6

Eggs

0.102 3.2 -0.8 0.1 6.7 -1.9

Dairy and related products

0.798 0.0 -0.1 -0.6 -0.3 0.3

Milk(1)(2)

0.222 -1.8 0.4 -0.2 0.3 0.4

Fresh whole milk(3)

  -3.0 1.4 -0.9 -1.2 0.9

Fresh milk other than whole(2)(3)

  -0.7 0.1 -1.6 0.9 0.3

Cheese and related products

0.261 1.2 -0.3 -0.7 0.6 -0.2

Ice cream and related products

0.114 -0.5 0.2 -1.1 -0.6 0.3

Other dairy and related products(1)(2)

0.202 1.1 -0.6 0.3 -0.6 -0.6

Fruits and vegetables

1.345 1.1 -1.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.5

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.061 2.1 -0.8 -0.1 0.1 -0.6

Fresh fruits

0.578 1.7 -0.8 0.5 -0.1 -0.1

Apples

0.084 0.9 -1.8 2.9 0.0 -1.6

Bananas(1)

0.081 -3.5 0.9 -3.4 0.6 0.9

Citrus fruits(2)

0.174 10.2 -5.8 0.5 3.0 3.9

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  12.8 -8.6 1.7 5.0 2.6

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.239 -1.3 2.6 1.5 -3.0 -1.0

Fresh vegetables

0.483 2.4 -0.8 -0.8 0.4 -1.3

Potatoes

0.080 0.5 -6.1 0.1 2.7 -1.1

Lettuce

0.064 6.2 -0.1 -1.7 2.5 -4.3

Tomatoes(1)

0.081 -0.3 3.5 1.0 0.5 3.5

Other fresh vegetables

0.258 3.0 -0.6 -0.5 0.4 -0.9

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.284 -2.3 -1.7 -0.3 -0.2 0.0

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.146 -2.5 -1.4 0.0 -1.3 1.1

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  -2.6 -1.9 0.6 -1.3 0.0

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  -2.1 -0.8 0.0 -1.5 1.9

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.085 -2.0 -2.5 -1.5 1.8 -1.3

Frozen vegetables(3)

  -2.0 -3.2 -1.4 3.0 -1.4

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.052 -2.5 -1.3 1.0 -0.1 -0.3

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

  -4.4 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1 -0.4

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.940 0.0 -1.0 0.4 0.0 -0.6

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.663 0.4 -0.8 0.2 -0.4 -0.2

Carbonated drinks

0.268 0.5 -2.7 0.5 0.3 -1.3

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.011 0.1 -0.8 -3.8 0.2 -0.8

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(2)

0.384 0.3 0.6 0.0 -0.5 0.1

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.277 -0.9 -1.6 0.9 0.6 -1.5

Coffee

0.173 -1.1 -2.2 1.4 -0.3 -1.5

Roasted coffee(3)

  -1.1 -2.6 1.3 0.3 -1.8

Instant coffee(1)(3)

  -2.2 -1.5 -1.7 0.6 -1.5

Other beverage materials including tea(1)(2)

0.104 -0.4 -0.8 -0.3 2.1 -0.8

Other food at home

1.955 0.9 0.0 0.2 -0.2 0.4

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.284 0.5 0.1 -0.2 -0.5 0.1

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.049 0.5 -2.5 0.8 -0.6 0.0

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.180 0.1 0.6 -0.4 -0.3 0.6

Other sweets(2)

0.055 1.9 0.6 -0.4 0.0 1.6

Fats and oils

0.233 2.8 -1.7 0.0 -0.3 0.1

Butter and margarine(2)

0.069 3.3 -2.4 -1.3 -0.9 0.0

Butter(3)

  7.1 -0.9 -2.0 -2.0 2.3

Margarine(3)

  1.3 -3.3 0.5 -0.7 -1.4

Salad dressing(2)

0.056 1.4 -2.4 -0.6 -0.8 -0.5

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.109 3.1 -0.8 1.1 1.0 0.3

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  4.4 -0.8 3.7 0.4 -0.8

Other foods

1.438 0.7 0.3 0.4 -0.1 0.6

Soups

0.091 2.3 0.0 3.5 -0.7 0.3

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.253 -0.6 0.5 -0.2 0.4 0.5

Snacks(1)

0.326 1.5 0.7 -0.6 0.5 0.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.281 1.3 -0.9 0.3 -0.3 0.8

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

  0.3 -2.5 0.4 -0.8 -1.8

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

  4.1 -1.9 1.7 1.3 -1.9

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  2.0 0.5 0.0 0.4 2.0

Other condiments(3)

  0.5 -0.5 0.9 -1.5 1.1

Baby food(1)(2)

0.055 0.3 -0.4 0.0 -0.3 -0.4

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.433 0.2 0.8 0.7 -0.2 0.8

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  0.6 0.5 0.1 1.9 0.5

Food away from home(1)

5.794 2.4 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.807 2.4 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.468 2.8 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.2

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.194 -0.4 -0.1 0.6 -2.7 -0.2

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

  -2.6 0.0 2.1 -4.0 0.0

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

0.082 2.5 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.7

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.244 1.9 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.4

Energy

7.388 9.4 1.0 6.1 -1.0 3.9

Energy commodities

3.754 16.4 2.7 12.6 -2.3 7.1

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.196 15.4 4.3 5.2 0.6 5.2

Fuel oil(1)

0.107 18.6 5.0 8.2 2.3 5.0

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(6)

0.089 11.7 3.5 1.8 -0.5 1.4

Motor fuel

3.557 16.5 2.6 13.0 -2.5 7.2

Gasoline (all types)

3.503 16.5 2.6 13.1 -2.4 7.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  16.8 2.6 13.6 -2.6 7.5

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  16.5 3.0 10.2 -1.3 8.3

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  13.8 2.0 11.5 -0.9 6.6

Other motor fuels(2)

0.054 17.6 3.1 7.8 0.0 3.3

Energy services(8)

3.634 2.8 -0.7 -0.2 0.4 0.6

Electricity(8)

2.833 2.5 -1.1 0.0 0.5 0.5

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.801 3.6 0.7 -0.8 0.3 0.6

All items less food and energy

78.985 1.7 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

18.775 -0.9 -0.7 -0.2 0.1 -0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.070 -1.9 -0.6 -0.4 -0.2 -0.2

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

0.248 -4.5 -2.7 1.8 0.4 -2.7

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.057 0.2 1.6 -0.4 0.2 1.6

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.050 -6.7 -2.7 1.2 0.6 -2.7

Other linens(1)(2)

0.141 -5.5 -4.5 2.9 0.5 -4.5

Furniture and bedding

0.736 -0.6 0.0 -0.3 -0.8 -0.1

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.262 1.0 0.1 0.4 -1.5 0.1

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

0.348 -1.6 -0.6 -0.6 0.3 -0.6

Other furniture(2)

0.121 -0.9 1.4 0.5 -1.1 1.0

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

  -4.1 -0.5 0.0 0.0 -0.5

Appliances(2)

0.175 -1.9 -2.6 -0.5 -0.5 -1.2

Major appliances(2)

0.053 -3.7 -4.2 -1.0 0.3 -1.7

Laundry equipment(3)

  -3.4 -5.8 -1.5 1.8 -3.2

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.120 -1.0 -1.9 -0.1 -1.0 -1.9

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.418 -5.2 0.6 -1.6 -0.3 1.6

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.204 -8.9 1.8 -1.0 -0.1 1.8

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.098 0.9 0.6 -1.9 -0.5 0.6

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.049 -2.8 -2.0 -3.2 0.2 -2.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.067 -3.8 -1.0 -0.9 -0.4 -0.1

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.654 -0.7 0.3 -0.5 0.4 0.3

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.175 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.2 -0.3

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.325 -0.9 0.6 -0.5 0.6 0.3

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.839 -1.6 -1.4 -0.2 0.2 -1.4

Household cleaning products(2)

0.330 -1.7 -0.5 -0.3 0.4 -0.6

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.228 -1.1 -1.2 0.2 -0.3 -1.2

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.281 -1.9 -2.5 -0.5 0.2 -2.5

Apparel

3.138 -1.6 -3.2 -0.1 -0.1 -1.3

Men's and boys' apparel

0.774 -1.6 -2.6 -0.3 0.3 -1.4

Men's apparel

0.619 -0.6 -2.4 0.6 1.6 -1.0

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.102 -2.3 -5.8 3.2 4.2 -2.6

Men's furnishings

0.199 -0.5 -3.9 2.6 2.9 -4.3

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.172 -2.7 -0.1 -1.5 -2.4 2.1

Men's pants and shorts

0.140 3.0 -0.6 0.0 3.7 0.6

Boys' apparel

0.155 -5.2 -3.4 -1.4 -5.0 -2.5

Women's and girls' apparel

1.297 -2.3 -4.5 -1.0 0.0 -1.8

Women's apparel

1.082 -2.5 -4.5 -0.9 0.2 -1.8

Women's outerwear

0.075 -0.1 -6.1 -5.1 -2.2 -1.4

Women's dresses

0.159 0.2 -4.9 -2.6 0.4 -0.2

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.484 -5.1 -4.7 -0.4 -0.7 -2.2

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

0.354 -0.4 -3.6 -0.5 2.8 -3.2

Girls' apparel

0.215 -1.5 -4.7 -1.2 -1.1 -1.9

Footwear

0.684 -2.1 -1.7 -0.3 -0.5 -0.2

Men's footwear(1)

0.210 0.3 -0.6 0.1 0.2 -0.6

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.173 -1.3 -2.1 3.0 -0.9 -1.1

Women's footwear

0.301 -4.2 -2.2 -1.5 -1.0 0.1

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.153 -0.7 -3.3 7.0 -2.4 -3.5

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.230 4.1 -2.6 1.0 0.8 0.4

Watches(1)(6)

0.087 11.2 -1.8 -0.3 1.9 -1.8

Jewelry(6)

0.144 0.2 -3.1 1.2 0.2 0.1

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.926 -1.4 0.0 -0.3 0.1 0.5

New vehicles

3.541 -1.1 0.4 -0.4 -0.2 0.3

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  -1.1 0.4 -0.4 -0.2 0.3

New cars(3)

  -1.7 0.5 -0.5 -0.3 0.4

New trucks(3)(11)

  -0.6 0.2 -0.3 -0.2 0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.921 -2.1 -0.7 -0.2 0.7 1.0

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.375 -0.3 -0.5 -0.1 -0.7 -0.5

Tires(1)

0.222 -1.7 -1.0 -0.2 -1.1 -1.0

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.153 1.9 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.2

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

  1.5 -0.3 0.4 -0.1 -0.3

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

  5.7 3.3 -0.9 0.2 3.3

Medical care commodities

1.840 1.8 0.3 -0.8 0.0 0.6

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.781 1.9 0.3 -0.9 -0.2 0.3

Prescription drugs(8)

1.429 2.2 0.4 -0.6 -0.2 0.6

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.353 0.6 0.1 -1.4 0.2 0.1

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.058 0.7 0.4 0.4 -0.2 0.4

Recreation commodities(9)

1.713 -3.1 -0.8 0.0 -0.2 -0.5

Video and audio products(9)

0.202 -6.4 -2.9 -0.8 -1.5 -2.0

Televisions

0.094 -7.5 -2.5 -1.5 -3.3 -1.1

Other video equipment(2)

0.024 -2.8 -1.9 -1.3 1.6 0.6

Audio equipment(1)

0.054 -11.5 -5.6 1.3 -0.2 -5.6

Recorded music and music subscriptions(1)(2)

0.023 4.6 -0.1 -2.1 -0.8 -0.1

Pets and pet products(1)

0.569 -1.6 -0.7 -0.4 0.1 -0.7

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  -2.2 -1.0 -0.7 -0.3 -1.0

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

  -0.8 -0.2 -0.1 0.3 -0.2

Sporting goods

0.417 -1.3 -0.1 0.3 0.0 0.3

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.219 -1.9 -0.2 0.5 0.3 -0.2

Sports equipment

0.189 -0.7 -0.1 0.1 -0.7 0.4

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.039 1.9 0.0 1.0 0.5 0.7

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

           

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  2.5 0.1 0.9 0.7 0.8

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.145 -0.4 1.2 1.0 -1.9 1.2

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.085 1.9 2.2 1.1 -3.4 2.2

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.060 -3.6 -0.2 0.8 0.2 -0.2

Other recreational goods(2)

0.341 -7.4 -1.6 0.3 0.5 -1.2

Toys

0.270 -9.0 -1.8 0.3 0.3 -1.3

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

  -7.4 -1.5 1.2 0.0 -0.8

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

0.025 0.8 -0.8 -0.6 3.7 -0.8

Music instruments and accessories(1)(2)

0.033 -0.1 -0.7 0.7 0.2 -0.7

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.587 -2.6 0.0 -1.2 0.1 0.0

Educational books and supplies

0.159 -0.5 1.5 -1.5 0.5 1.5

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  0.1 1.7 -1.9 0.7 1.7

Information technology commodities(9)

0.429 -3.4 -0.6 -1.1 0.0 -0.5

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.261 -3.5 -0.6 -0.9 0.1 -0.5

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.085 0.8 -1.4 -1.9 1.9 -1.4

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

0.083 -6.7 0.3 -1.2 -2.3 0.3

Alcoholic beverages

0.944 1.5 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.580 1.4 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.2

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 2.1 0.5 0.8 0.0 0.1

Distilled spirits at home

0.072 -0.6 -0.7 0.2 0.1 -0.3

Whiskey at home(1)(3)

  -0.9 -0.8 -0.2 0.3 -0.8

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(3)

  -0.6 -0.6 -0.3 0.1 -0.2

Wine at home

0.239 1.2 0.0 0.7 0.2 0.6

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.364 1.6 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1

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

  1.7 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1

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

  0.9 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1

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

  1.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2

Other goods(9)

1.556 2.9 0.0 0.5 0.9 0.0

Tobacco and smoking products

0.693 7.5 0.0 0.4 1.6 0.2

Cigarettes(2)

0.628 7.6 0.0 0.4 1.6 0.2

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.047 5.6 -0.2 0.4 1.1 -0.2

Personal care products(1)

0.682 0.0 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.3

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

0.364 -0.7 -0.6 1.1 0.1 -0.6

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

0.312 0.7 1.5 -0.2 0.1 1.5

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.181 -2.3 -1.2 0.6 1.2 -2.0

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  -0.2 0.2 1.7 1.7 -1.1

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

  -1.5 1.4 -0.2 0.8 1.4

Services less energy services

60.210 2.5 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2

Shelter

33.865 3.2 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.2

Rent of shelter(13)

33.527 3.2 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence(8)

7.932 3.7 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.3

Lodging away from home(2)

0.918 0.6 -7.0 1.5 1.6 -1.3

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

0.121 1.9 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.797 0.4 -8.0 1.7 1.8 -1.6

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

24.677 3.1 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

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

23.549 3.1 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.338 0.7 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 -0.2

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.177 3.2 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.892 3.4 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.4

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.285 2.4 0.4 0.1 0.7 0.4

Household operations(1)(2)

0.858 3.3 0.3 0.0 0.7 0.3

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.282 3.1 0.4   0.0 0.4

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.279 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.122 6.3 0.8 1.0 6.0 1.1

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.091 4.5 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.0

Medical care services

6.655 1.6 -0.1 0.1 0.3 -0.1

Professional services

3.091 -0.3 -0.2 0.2 0.3 -0.4

Physicians' services(8)

1.650 -1.8 -0.5 0.2 0.2 -0.8

Dental services(8)

0.810 1.6 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.316 1.0 0.5 -0.1 0.2 0.5

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

0.314 2.2 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.2

Hospital and related services

2.570 4.7 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.1

Hospital services(8)(14)

2.300 5.0 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.1

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

  4.2 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.3

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

  4.7 -0.1 0.0 0.4 -0.2

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

0.195 3.0 0.0 0.3 0.7 0.1

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

0.074 -1.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.995 0.0 -0.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.3

Transportation services

5.983 3.8 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.1

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.544 3.5 1.1 -0.4 0.2 1.6

Car and truck rental(2)

0.097 -4.1 -1.7 -2.8 -2.5 -0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.162 1.9 -0.3 0.6 0.4 -0.3

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.057 1.3 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.674 2.2 -0.3 0.5 0.3 -0.3

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.388 1.3 -0.2 0.8 0.5 -0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.584 8.0 1.2 0.5 0.1 0.8

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.522 0.5 -0.4 -0.5 0.2 -0.4

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

0.280 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Parking and other fees(1)(2)

0.231 -0.4 -0.9 -1.0 0.5 -0.9

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

  2.1 0.4 -0.2 -0.4 0.4

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

           

Public transportation

1.075 -0.8 -0.1 0.4 0.6 -1.8

Airline fares

0.615 -2.5 0.3 -0.1 0.6 -2.4

Other intercity transportation

0.176 -0.7 -1.6 1.0 1.4 -2.0

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

  8.6 1.5 -1.3 -0.6 1.5

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

  4.1 1.1 -1.2 1.6 1.1

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  -2.8 -2.2 0.6 0.9 -2.2

Intracity transportation(1)

0.281 2.9 -0.1 1.6 0.3 -0.1

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

  3.1 0.1 1.8 0.3 0.1

Recreation services(9)

3.930 3.5 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.2

Video and audio services(9)

1.675 4.9 0.1 0.5 -0.2 0.1

Cable and satellite television service(11)

1.576 5.5 0.3 0.5 -0.3 0.4

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

0.100 -3.9 -3.9 0.3 0.8 -3.9

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

  -7.9 -7.6 1.2 0.1 -7.6

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

  2.6 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.3

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.369 1.7 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.2

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  0.8 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  1.9 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.048 -1.2 0.0 0.5 -0.3 0.0

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  0.6 1.8 -0.7 0.0 1.8

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  -4.5 -2.7 2.1 -1.1 -2.7

Other recreation services(2)

1.837 2.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2

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

0.650 2.3 -0.1 0.0 0.6 -0.1

Admissions

0.638 2.9 0.1 -0.1 -0.4 0.4

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

  2.7 0.6 -0.5 -0.3 0.6

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

  2.5 -1.1 -0.1 -0.5 -1.1

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.224 4.2 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.4

Education and communication services(9)

6.122 -1.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.044 2.4 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3

College tuition and fees

1.805 2.3 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.3

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.320 3.7 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.4

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.745 1.9 -0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.042 3.5 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2

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 7.0 0.5 0.5 1.2 0.3

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.243 -6.7 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.4

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.524 -10.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.719 1.8 0.5 -0.2 0.0 0.5

Internet services and electronic information providers(2)

0.687 -2.0 0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.2

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.621 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Personal care services(1)

0.605 1.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1

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

0.605 1.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1

Miscellaneous personal services(1)

1.015 2.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Legal services(1)(6)

0.243 1.8 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.1

Funeral expenses(1)(6)

0.143 1.7 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.267 2.7 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1

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

0.026 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Financial services(6)

0.237 3.2 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.4

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

  3.1 2.8 0.0 0.0 2.8

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

  4.9 0.1 0.1 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, November 2017 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Oct.
2017
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Nov.
2016
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2016-
Nov.
2017
Oct.
2017-
Nov.
2017
Aug.
2017-
Sep.
2017
Sep.
2017-
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2017-
Nov.
2017

All items less food

86.373 240.403 245.926 246.009 2.3 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.4

All items less shelter

66.135 224.244 228.218 228.096 1.7 -0.1 0.7 0.0 0.5

All items less food and shelter

52.508 218.177 222.148 222.111 1.8 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.120 225.472 227.349 226.928 0.6 -0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0

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

43.199 230.836 232.991 232.615 0.8 -0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0

All items less medical care

91.505 230.416 235.602 235.605 2.3 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.4

All items less energy

92.612 248.269 252.597 252.400 1.7 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Commodities

36.155 179.020 182.116 181.847 1.6 -0.1 1.1 -0.2 0.7

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

16.854 146.052 145.926 144.942 -0.8 -0.7 -0.2 0.0 -0.2

Commodities less food

22.528 148.502 151.197 151.017 1.7 -0.1 1.8 -0.4 1.1

Commodities less food and beverages

21.585 145.241 147.909 147.715 1.7 -0.1 1.8 -0.4 1.2

Services

63.845 302.807 310.283 310.555 2.6 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(1)

30.318 324.607 330.492 330.682 1.9 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2

Services less medical care services

57.190 287.824 295.186 295.501 2.7 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2

Durables

8.927 105.479 103.838 103.714 -1.7 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 0.3

Nondurables

27.228 215.885 222.048 221.698 2.7 -0.2 1.7 -0.3 0.9

Nondurables less food

13.602 189.205 197.068 196.834 4.0 -0.1 3.3 -0.4 1.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.658 185.846 193.973 193.703 4.2 -0.1 3.5 -0.5 1.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.520 226.495 238.448 240.539 6.2 0.9 5.1 -0.5 3.1

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.464 226.897 238.034 239.964 5.8 0.8 4.7 -0.5 2.8

Housing

42.800 246.271 253.125 253.177 2.8 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.2

Education and communication(2)

6.710 139.086 136.502 136.717 -1.7 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3

Education(2)

3.203 251.155 256.435 256.721 2.2 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.4

Communication(2)

3.506 78.228 74.147 74.295 -5.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2

Information and information processing(2)

3.369 74.414 70.295 70.440 -5.3 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.126 7.728 7.542 7.533 -2.5 -0.1 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1

Recreation(2)

5.643 116.746 118.663 118.420 1.4 -0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.0

Video and audio(2)

1.878 100.779 104.636 104.390 3.6 -0.2 0.4 -0.4 -0.1

Pets, pet products and services(2)

0.939 170.357 170.556 169.828 -0.3 -0.4 -0.1 0.1 -0.4

Photography(2)

0.087 76.540 76.667 76.676 0.2 0.0 0.7 0.1 0.3

Food and beverages

14.571 247.246 251.130 250.694 1.4 -0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0

Domestically produced farm food

6.550 244.878 247.806 246.651 0.7 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Other services

11.672 347.245 348.774 349.179 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2

Apparel less footwear

2.454 120.123 122.927 118.448 -1.4 -3.6 -0.1 0.0 -1.6

Fuels and utilities

5.007 228.801 237.015 236.410 3.3 -0.3 0.1 0.4 0.7

Household energy

3.831 190.269 197.585 196.686 3.4 -0.5 0.1 0.5 0.8

Medical care

8.495 469.333 477.121 477.198 1.7 0.0 -0.1 0.3 0.0

Transportation

15.467 195.411 202.457 204.014 4.4 0.8 2.8 -0.5 1.9

Private transportation

14.392 190.263 197.766 199.421 4.8 0.8 3.0 -0.6 2.2

New and used motor vehicles(2)

6.192 98.590 97.476 97.553 -1.1 0.1 -0.4 0.1 0.6

Utilities and public transportation

9.705 214.242 215.443 215.239 0.5 -0.1 0.3 0.3 0.2

Household furnishings and operations

3.928 120.717 120.237 119.733 -0.8 -0.4 -0.3 0.0 -0.1

Other goods and services

3.177 426.045 436.252 436.352 2.4 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.1

Personal care

2.484 225.548 227.947 227.997 1.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 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, November 2017 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Nov. 2017 from: Percent change to Oct. 2017 from:
Nov.
2016
Sep.
2017
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sep.
2017

U.S. city average

M

2.2 -0.1 0.0 2.0 0.5 -0.1

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

1.6 -0.1 0.0 1.5 0.4 -0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.7 -0.2 0.0 1.7 0.4 -0.2

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

M

1.4 0.2 0.2 1.0 0.5 0.1

Midwest urban

M

1.9 0.0 0.2 1.5 0.1 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.2 0.1 0.3 1.6 0.1 -0.2

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

M

1.6 -0.1 -0.1 1.3 0.2 -0.1

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

M

1.9 0.3 0.4 1.1 -0.4 -0.1

South urban

M

2.1 -0.3 -0.1 2.0 0.5 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.3 -0.2 0.0 2.4 0.6 -0.2

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

M

2.1 -0.3 -0.1 1.9 0.5 -0.2

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

M

0.9 -1.0 -0.3 1.0 -0.3 -0.7

West urban

M

3.1 0.2 0.0 2.9 0.8 0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

3.3 0.3 0.0 3.0 0.8 0.3

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

M

2.7 0.0 -0.2 2.7 0.7 0.3

Size classes

A(5)

M

2.4 0.0 0.1 2.3 0.5 -0.1

B/C(3)

M

2.0 -0.1 -0.1 1.8 0.5 0.0

D(4)

M

1.6 -0.3 -0.1 1.5 0.0 -0.2

Selected local areas

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

1.8 0.0 0.4 1.6 0.0 -0.4

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

M

3.6 0.5 0.1 3.1 0.8 0.4

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

M

1.6 -0.3 -0.1 1.8 0.3 -0.2

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 -0.3  

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

      2.0 0.9  

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

      2.3 0.9  

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

      2.7 1.0  

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

2

      0.8 0.0  

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

      2.7 0.6  

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

      3.0 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, November 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

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, November 2017, 1-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Oct.
2017
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Oct. 2017-
Nov. 2017
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Oct. 2017-
Nov. 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 0.4   0.03 L-Sep. 2017 0.5

Food

13.627 0.0 0.003 0.06 - -

Food at home

7.832 -0.1 -0.008 0.11 S-Aug. 2017 -0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.044 -0.2 -0.002 0.23 L-Sep. 2017 0.1

Cereals and cereal products

0.347 -0.2 -0.001 0.42 L-Sep. 2017 0.3

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.042 0.0 0.000 0.68 S-Sep. 2017 0.0

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.179 -0.3 0.000 0.63 S-Aug. 2017 -0.7

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.127 -0.5 -0.001 0.71 S-Sep. 2017 -1.6

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.76 S-Sep. 2017 -1.9

Bakery products(4)

0.697 -0.3 -0.002 0.29 L-Sep. 2017 -0.2

Bread(4)(5)

0.206 0.5 0.001 0.51 L-Aug. 2017 0.9

White bread(4)(6)

  -0.1   0.72 L-Aug. 2017 0.5

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  1.2   0.78 L-Aug. 2017 1.3

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(5)

0.103 0.5 0.001 0.63 L-Sep. 2017 0.5

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.169 -0.2 0.000 0.49 L-Aug. 2017 0.3

Cookies(6)

  -1.4   0.78 S-Feb. 2017 -2.1

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  1.4   0.77 L-Nov. 2016 1.8

Other bakery products

0.218 -0.4 -0.001 0.56 L-Sep. 2017 1.0

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

  -0.5   1.10 L-Sep. 2017 0.5

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  -1.5   0.95 S-Apr. 2017 -2.6

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

  0.6   0.96 L-Jul. 2017 1.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.751 -0.3 -0.005 0.24 S-Sep. 2017 -0.4

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.649 -0.2 -0.003 0.24 S-Sep. 2017 -0.4

Meats

1.048 -0.1 -0.001 0.28 S-Sep. 2017 -0.4

Beef and veal

0.463 0.4 0.002 0.43 L-Jul. 2017 1.2

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.191 0.3 0.001 0.56 L-Jul. 2017 1.8

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.062 0.1 0.000 1.03 L-Jun. 2017 3.5

Uncooked beef steaks(5)

0.163 1.3 0.002 0.82 L-Jul. 2017 1.6

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.047 1.5 0.001 0.89 L-Jun. 2017 3.0

Pork

0.334 -0.3 -0.001 0.50 S-Apr. 2017 -0.7

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.145 -1.3 -0.002 0.71 S-May 2017 -1.6

Bacon and related products(6)

  -3.0   1.07 S-May 2015 -4.9

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  0.0   1.07 S-Aug. 2017 -0.4

Ham

0.062 -2.3 -0.001 1.03 S-Apr. 2015 -2.5

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  -2.0   1.14 S-Sep. 2017 -2.3

Pork chops(4)

0.052 0.7 0.000 1.31 L-Aug. 2017 2.0

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.075 1.2 0.001 1.04 L-Feb. 2017 2.6

Other meats

0.252 -0.8 -0.002 0.52 S-Aug. 2017 -1.2

Frankfurters(6)

  -2.5   1.86 S-Jun. 2017 -3.0

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.61 S-Sep. 2017 -1.3

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

           

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

           

Poultry(4)

0.339 -0.8 -0.003 0.60 S-Dec. 2016 -0.9

Chicken(4)(5)

0.276 -0.2 -0.001 0.68 S-Sep. 2017 -0.3

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  -0.8   1.68 S-Apr. 2017 -1.9

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  0.1   0.90 - -

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.063 -0.5 0.000 0.83 S-Jul. 2017 -1.0

Fish and seafood

0.261 0.4 0.001 0.55 S-Sep. 2017 -0.8

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.140 1.6 0.002 0.84 L-Aug. 2015 2.4

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.121 -0.8 -0.001 0.62 S-Apr. 2017 -2.1

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  1.0   0.87 L-May 2017 3.7

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  -1.6   0.88 S-Apr. 2017 -2.2

Eggs

0.102 -1.9 -0.002 0.94 S-Jul. 2017 -2.1

Dairy and related products

0.798 0.3 0.002 0.26 L-Jul. 2017 0.3

Milk(4)(5)

0.222 0.4 0.001 0.35 L-Dec. 2016 1.3

Fresh whole milk(6)

  0.9   0.48 L-Feb. 2017 1.0

Fresh milk other than whole(5)(6)

  0.3   0.57 S-Sep. 2017 -1.6

Cheese and related products

0.261 -0.2 -0.001 0.47 S-Sep. 2017 -0.7

Ice cream and related products

0.114 0.3 0.000 0.76 L-Jul. 2017 1.5

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.202 -0.6 -0.001 0.58 - -

Fruits and vegetables

1.345 -0.5 -0.007 0.28 S-May 2017 -0.6

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.061 -0.6 -0.007 0.33 S-May 2017 -0.6

Fresh fruits

0.578 -0.1 0.000 0.48 - -

Apples

0.084 -1.6 -0.001 0.97 S-Jun. 2017 -1.7

Bananas(4)

0.081 0.9 0.001 0.70 L-Sep. 2016 1.9

Citrus fruits(5)

0.174 3.9 0.006 0.95 L-Jun. 2017 4.7

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  2.6   1.35 S-Sep. 2017 1.7

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.239 -1.0 -0.002 0.86 L-Sep. 2017 1.5

Fresh vegetables

0.483 -1.3 -0.006 0.55 S-Jun. 2017 -1.6

Potatoes

0.080 -1.1 -0.001 1.11 S-Jan. 2017 -3.0

Lettuce

0.064 -4.3 -0.003 1.38 S-Jun. 2017 -8.2

Tomatoes(4)

0.081 3.5 0.003 1.30 L-Oct. 2016 5.4

Other fresh vegetables

0.258 -0.9 -0.002 0.82 S-Jun. 2017 -1.3

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.284 0.0 0.000 0.45 L-Aug. 2017 0.4

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.146 1.1 0.002 0.58 L-Apr. 2016 1.4

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  0.0   0.77 L-Sep. 2017 0.6

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  1.9   0.80 L-Mar. 2014 1.9

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.085 -1.3 -0.001 0.93 S-Sep. 2017 -1.5

Frozen vegetables(6)

  -1.4   1.27 S-Sep. 2017 -1.4

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.052 -0.3 0.000 0.81 S-Aug. 2017 -0.8

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

  -0.4   0.82 S-Jun. 2017 -1.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.940 -0.6 -0.005 0.34 S-Jun. 2017 -0.6

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.663 -0.2 -0.002 0.42 L-Sep. 2017 0.2

Carbonated drinks

0.268 -1.3 -0.003 0.75 S-May 2016 -1.5

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.011 -0.8 0.000 0.58 S-Sep. 2017 -3.8

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.384 0.1 0.001 0.50 L-Jul. 2017 0.3

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.277 -1.5 -0.004 0.51 S-Aug. 2017 -1.8

Coffee

0.173 -1.5 -0.003 0.72 S-Aug. 2017 -1.5

Roasted coffee(6)

  -1.8   0.96 S-Aug. 2017 -2.4

Instant coffee(4)(6)

  -1.5   1.06 S-Sep. 2017 -1.7

Other beverage materials including tea(4)(5)

0.104 -0.8 -0.001 0.65 S-Aug. 2017 -1.4

Other food at home

1.955 0.4 0.009 0.20 L-Mar. 2017 0.7

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.284 0.1 0.000 0.47 L-Jul. 2017 0.4

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.049 0.0 0.000 0.71 L-Sep. 2017 0.8

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.180 0.6 0.001 0.68 L-Jul. 2017 0.6

Other sweets(5)

0.055 1.6 0.001 0.67 L-Feb. 2017 1.7

Fats and oils

0.233 0.1 0.000 0.42 L-Jul. 2017 0.8

Butter and margarine(5)

0.069 0.0 0.000 0.81 L-Aug. 2017 0.0

Butter(6)

  2.3   1.05 L-Mar. 2017 2.3

Margarine(6)

  -1.4   0.89 S-May 2016 -1.8

Salad dressing(5)

0.056 -0.5 0.000 0.83 L-Jul. 2017 2.1

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.109 0.3 0.000 0.56 S-Aug. 2017 -1.4

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  -0.8   0.93 S-Aug. 2017 -3.1

Other foods

1.438 0.6 0.008 0.25 L-Mar. 2017 0.7

Soups

0.091 0.3 0.000 0.95 L-Sep. 2017 3.5

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.253 0.5 0.001 0.60 L-Jul. 2017 0.8

Snacks(4)

0.326 0.7 0.002 0.66 L-Aug. 2017 1.4

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.281 0.8 0.002 0.55 L-Jan. 2017 0.9

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

  -1.8   0.81 S-Nov. 2016 -1.8

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

  -1.9   1.20 S-Apr. 2017 -3.1

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  2.0   0.81 L-Jun. 2015 2.0

Other condiments(6)

  1.1   0.80 L-May 2017 1.6

Baby food(4)(5)

0.055 -0.4 0.000 0.64 S-May 2017 -0.4

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.433 0.8 0.004 0.41 L-Oct. 2015 0.9

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  0.5   0.71 S-Sep. 2017 0.1

Food away from home(4)

5.794 0.2 0.011 0.04 L-Sep. 2017 0.3

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.807 0.1 0.004 0.05 S-Jul. 2017 0.1

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.468 0.2 0.005 0.07 - -

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.194 -0.2 0.000 0.15 L-Sep. 2017 0.6

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

  0.0   0.06 L-Sep. 2017 2.1

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

0.082 0.7 0.001 0.17 L-Apr. 2016 1.5

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.244 0.4 0.001 0.04 L-Aug. 2017 0.6

Energy

7.388 3.9 0.291 0.09 L-Sep. 2017 6.1

Energy commodities

3.754 7.1 0.271 0.15 L-Sep. 2017 12.6

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.196 5.2 0.010 0.39 L-Sep. 2017 5.2

Fuel oil(4)

0.107 5.0 0.005 0.48 L-Sep. 2017 8.2

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(9)

0.089 1.4 0.001 0.63 L-Sep. 2017 1.8

Motor fuel

3.557 7.2 0.261 0.15 L-Sep. 2017 13.0

Gasoline (all types)

3.503 7.3 0.260 0.16 L-Sep. 2017 13.1

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  7.5   0.65 L-Sep. 2017 13.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  8.3   0.63 L-Sep. 2017 10.2

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  6.6   0.56 L-Sep. 2017 11.5

Other motor fuels(5)

0.054 3.3 0.002 0.23 L-Sep. 2017 7.8

Energy services(11)

3.634 0.6 0.020 0.08 L-May 2017 0.7

Electricity(11)

2.833 0.5 0.015 0.09 - -

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.801 0.6 0.005 0.10 L-May 2017 1.9

All items less food and energy

78.985 0.1 0.092 0.04 S-Sep. 2017 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

18.775 -0.1 -0.020 0.08 S-Sep. 2017 -0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.070 -0.2 -0.006 0.15 - -

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

0.248 -2.7 -0.007 0.60 S-EVER -

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.057 1.6 0.001 0.54 L-Dec. 2007 2.2

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.050 -2.7 -0.001 1.05 S-May 2017 -3.1

Other linens(4)(5)

0.141 -4.5 -0.006 0.91 S-EVER -

Furniture and bedding

0.736 -0.1 -0.001 0.34 L-Aug. 2017 1.1

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.262 0.1 0.000 0.42 L-Sep. 2017 0.4

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

0.348 -0.6 -0.002 0.47 S-Sep. 2017 -0.6

Other furniture(5)

0.121 1.0 0.001 0.67 L-Jan. 2017 1.9

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

  -0.5   0.55 S-Jul. 2017 -0.8

Appliances(5)

0.175 -1.2 -0.002 0.60 S-Jun. 2017 -1.4

Major appliances(5)

0.053 -1.7 -0.001 0.72 S-Jun. 2017 -2.4

Laundry equipment(6)

  -3.2   1.15 S-EVER -

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.120 -1.9 -0.002 0.79 S-Dec. 2014 -2.1

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.418 1.6 0.007 0.41 L-Jan. 2008 1.6

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.204 1.8 0.004 0.57 L-Oct. 2007 1.8

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.098 0.6 0.001 0.57 L-Jul. 2017 1.1

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.049 -2.0 -0.001 1.22 S-Sep. 2017 -3.2

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.067 -0.1 0.000 0.60 L-Aug. 2017 0.3

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.654 0.3 0.002 0.22 S-Sep. 2017 -0.5

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.175 -0.3 -0.001 0.42 S-Jul. 2017 -0.3

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.325 0.3 0.001 0.26 S-Sep. 2017 -0.5

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.839 -1.4 -0.011 0.22 S-EVER -

Household cleaning products(5)

0.330 -0.6 -0.002 0.36 S-Jun. 2017 -0.6

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.228 -1.2 -0.003 0.43 S-Aug. 2003 -2.0

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.281 -2.5 -0.007 0.38 S-EVER -

Apparel

3.138 -1.3 -0.039 0.37 S-Sep. 1998 -1.5

Men's and boys' apparel

0.774 -1.4 -0.011 0.63 S-Apr. 2017 -2.1

Men's apparel

0.619 -1.0 -0.006 0.67 S-Apr. 2017 -2.5

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.102 -2.6 -0.003 1.50 S-Apr. 2017 -4.3

Men's furnishings

0.199 -4.3 -0.008 1.34 S-EVER -

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.172 2.1 0.003 1.09 L-May 2017 2.6

Men's pants and shorts

0.140 0.6 0.001 1.28 S-Sep. 2017 0.0

Boys' apparel

0.155 -2.5 -0.004 1.60 L-Sep. 2017 -1.4

Women's and girls' apparel

1.297 -1.8 -0.023 0.62 S-Aug. 2012 -2.0

Women's apparel

1.082 -1.8 -0.019 0.69 S-Aug. 2016 -1.9

Women's outerwear

0.075 -1.4 -0.001 2.01 L-Jul. 2017 2.6

Women's dresses

0.159 -0.2 0.000 1.69 S-Sep. 2017 -2.6

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.484 -2.2 -0.010 0.82 S-Oct. 2006 -2.7

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

0.354 -3.2 -0.011 1.16 S-Jun. 2017 -3.5

Girls' apparel

0.215 -1.9 -0.004 1.60 S-Jul. 2016 -5.0

Footwear

0.684 -0.2 -0.001 0.60 L-Jun. 2017 0.5

Men's footwear(4)

0.210 -0.6 -0.001 1.01 S-Jul. 2017 -1.1

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.173 -1.1 -0.002 1.05 S-Aug. 2017 -1.1

Women's footwear

0.301 0.1 0.000 0.90 L-Jun. 2017 1.7

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.153 -3.5 -0.005 1.33 S-Dec. 2015 -4.1

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.230 0.4 0.001 1.25 S-Jul. 2017 -0.2

Watches(4)(9)

0.087 -1.8 -0.002 1.51 S-Jun. 2017 -3.0

Jewelry(9)

0.144 0.1 0.000 1.40 S-Jul. 2017 -2.1

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.926 0.5 0.027 0.07 L-Jun. 2011 0.8

New vehicles

3.541 0.3 0.010 0.12 L-Jan. 2017 0.9

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  0.3   0.15 L-Jan. 2017 0.8

New cars(6)

  0.4   0.17 L-Jan. 2017 0.9

New trucks(14)(6)

  0.1   0.15 L-Aug. 2017 0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.921 1.0 0.020 0.02 L-May 2012 1.0

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.375 -0.5 -0.002 0.27 L-Sep. 2017 -0.1

Tires(4)

0.222 -1.0 -0.002 0.33 L-Sep. 2017 -0.2

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.153 0.2 0.000 0.42 L-Jul. 2017 0.9

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

  -0.3   0.36 S-Aug. 2017 -0.5

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

  3.3   0.83 L-Aug. 2016 3.3

Medical care commodities

1.840 0.6 0.010 0.26 L-Jul. 2017 1.0

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.781 0.3 0.006 0.27 L-Jul. 2017 1.1

Prescription drugs(11)

1.429 0.6 0.009 0.33 L-Jul. 2017 1.3

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.353 0.1 0.000 0.46 S-Sep. 2017 -1.4

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.058 0.4 0.000 0.54 L-Sep. 2017 0.4

Recreation commodities(12)

1.713 -0.5 -0.009 0.17 S-Apr. 2017 -0.5

Video and audio products(12)

0.202 -2.0 -0.004 0.54 S-Sep. 2016 -2.2

Televisions

0.094 -1.1 -0.001 0.85 L-Jul. 2017 -0.5

Other video equipment(5)

0.024 0.6 0.000 0.67 S-Sep. 2017 -1.3

Audio equipment(4)

0.054 -5.6 -0.003 1.01 S-EVER -

Recorded music and music subscriptions(4)(5)

0.023 -0.1 0.000 0.72 L-Jul. 2017 0.8

Pets and pet products(4)

0.569 -0.7 -0.004 0.26 S-Nov. 2015 -0.8

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  -1.0   0.30 S-Jul. 2015 -2.0

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

  -0.2   0.48 S-Aug. 2017 -0.8

Sporting goods

0.417 0.3 0.001 0.29 L-Sep. 2017 0.3

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.219 -0.2 0.000 0.37 S-Aug. 2017 -1.6

Sports equipment

0.189 0.4 0.001 0.46 L-Jul. 2017 0.5

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.039 0.7 0.000 0.73 L-Sep. 2017 1.0

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

           

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  0.8   0.80 L-Sep. 2017 0.9

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.145 1.2 0.002 0.67 L-Dec. 2016 1.4

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.085 2.2 0.002 0.85 L-Sep. 2016 2.6

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.060 -0.2 0.000 0.95 S-Jun. 2017 -1.9

Other recreational goods(5)

0.341 -1.2 -0.004 0.38 S-Jul. 2017 -1.7

Toys

0.270 -1.3 -0.003 0.43 S-Jul. 2017 -2.3

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

  -0.8   0.49 S-Aug. 2017 -0.8

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

0.025 -0.8 0.000 1.25 S-Apr. 2017 -5.2

Music instruments and accessories(4)(5)

0.033 -0.7 0.000 0.26 S-Jun. 2017 -0.9

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.587 0.0 0.000 0.31 S-Sep. 2017 -1.2

Educational books and supplies

0.159 1.5 0.002 0.42 L-Feb. 2017 1.5

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  1.7   0.50 L-Aug. 2015 1.9

Information technology commodities(12)

0.429 -0.5 -0.002 0.39 S-Sep. 2017 -1.1

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.261 -0.5 -0.001 0.47 S-Sep. 2017 -0.9

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.085 -1.4 -0.001 1.26 S-Sep. 2017 -1.9

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

0.083 0.3 0.000 0.59 L-Jun. 2017 0.4

Alcoholic beverages

0.944 0.2 0.002 0.13 L-Sep. 2017 0.4

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.580 0.2 0.001 0.21 - -

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 0.1 0.000 0.25 L-Sep. 2017 0.8

Distilled spirits at home

0.072 -0.3 0.000 0.35 S-Jul. 2017 -0.5

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

  -0.8   0.49 S-Nov. 2016 -1.2

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(6)

  -0.2   0.52 S-Sep. 2017 -0.3

Wine at home

0.239 0.6 0.002 0.41 L-Sep. 2017 0.7

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.364 0.1 0.000 0.12 - -

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

  0.1   0.19 - -

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

  0.1   0.09 S-Sep. 2017 0.0

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

  0.2   0.14 L-Aug. 2017 0.3

Other goods(12)

1.556 0.0 0.000 0.17 S-Aug. 2017 -0.4

Tobacco and smoking products

0.693 0.2 0.001 0.14 S-Aug. 2017 -0.1

Cigarettes(5)

0.628 0.2 0.002 0.15 S-Aug. 2017 -0.2

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.047 -0.2 0.000 0.34 S-Oct. 2016 -0.2

Personal care products(4)

0.682 0.3 0.002 0.31 L-Sep. 2017 0.5

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

0.364 -0.6 -0.002 0.40 S-Aug. 2017 -1.1

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

0.312 1.5 0.005 0.43 L-Apr. 2017 1.5

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.181 -2.0 -0.004 0.56 S-Oct. 2003 -2.4

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  -1.1   0.57 S-Aug. 2017 -1.1

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

  1.4   0.59 L-Apr. 2017 2.1

Services less energy services

60.210 0.2 0.105 0.04 S-Sep. 2017 0.2

Shelter

33.865 0.2 0.074 0.05 S-Jul. 2017 0.1

Rent of shelter(16)

33.527 0.2 0.075 0.05 S-Jul. 2017 0.1

Rent of primary residence(11)

7.932 0.3 0.026 0.04 - -

Lodging away from home(5)

0.918 -1.3 -0.012 1.49 S-Jul. 2017 -4.2

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

0.121 0.2 0.000 0.10 L-May 2017 0.3

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.797 -1.6 -0.013 1.71 S-Jul. 2017 -4.9

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

24.677 0.2 0.061 0.03 S-Sep. 2017 0.2

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

23.549 0.2 0.058 0.03 S-Sep. 2017 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.338 -0.2 -0.001 0.14 L-Sep. 2017 0.0

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.177 0.4 0.005 0.08 L-Jan. 2017 0.6

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.892 0.4 0.004 0.10 L-Sep. 2017 0.4

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.285 0.4 0.001 0.06 S-Sep. 2017 0.1

Household operations(4)(5)

0.858 0.3 0.002 0.11 S-Sep. 2017 0.0

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.282 0.4 0.001 0.03 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.279 0.0 0.000 0.13 - -

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.122 1.1 0.001 0.65 S-Sep. 2017 1.0

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.091 0.0 0.000 0.23 L-Sep. 2017 0.2

Medical care services

6.655 -0.1 -0.007 0.07 S-May 2017 -0.1

Professional services

3.091 -0.4 -0.011 0.09 S-Jun. 2017 -0.4

Physicians' services(11)

1.650 -0.8 -0.013 0.09 S-Apr. 2017 -1.2

Dental services(11)

0.810 0.2 0.001 0.16 - -

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.316 0.5 0.001 0.29 L-Aug. 2017 1.4

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

0.314 0.2 0.001 0.22 - -

Hospital and related services

2.570 0.1 0.004 0.11 S-Aug. 2017 0.1

Hospital services(11)(17)

2.300 0.1 0.003 0.12 S-May 2017 0.1

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

  0.3   0.25 S-Sep. 2017 0.1

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

  -0.2   0.35 S-Feb. 2016 -0.2

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

0.195 0.1 0.000 0.11 S-Aug. 2017 -0.3

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

0.074 0.1 0.000 0.12 S-Sep. 2017 0.0

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.995 -0.3 -0.003 0.10 S-Jun. 2015 -0.3

Transportation services

5.983 0.1 0.005 0.11 S-Apr. 2017 -0.2

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.544 1.6 0.009 0.48 L-Feb. 2017 2.3

Car and truck rental(5)

0.097 -0.1 0.000 1.88 L-Jul. 2017 0.5

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.162 -0.3 -0.003 0.16 S-Jun. 2017 -0.4

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.057 0.0 0.000 0.19 S-Jun. 2017 -0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.674 -0.3 -0.002 0.21 S-Mar. 2017 -0.4

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.388 -0.2 -0.001 0.18 S-Jun. 2017 -0.9

Motor vehicle insurance

2.584 0.8 0.021 0.13 L-Aug. 2017 1.0

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.522 -0.4 -0.002 0.12 S-Sep. 2017 -0.5

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

0.280 0.0 0.000 0.02 - -

Parking and other fees(4)(5)

0.231 -0.9 -0.002 0.13 S-Sep. 2017 -1.0

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

  0.4   0.17 L-Jul. 2017 1.0

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

           

Public transportation

1.075 -1.8 -0.019 0.37 S-May 2017 -1.8

Airline fares

0.615 -2.4 -0.015 0.58 S-Jun. 2017 -2.7

Other intercity transportation

0.176 -2.0 -0.003 0.57 S-Jan. 2009 -2.0

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

  1.5   0.89 L-Jul. 2017 4.6

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

  1.1   0.92 S-Sep. 2017 -1.2

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  -2.2   0.87 S-Jun. 2017 -2.3

Intracity transportation(4)

0.281 -0.1 0.000 0.04 S-Jul. 2017 -1.1

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

  0.1   0.07 S-Jul. 2017 -1.3

Recreation services(12)

3.930 0.2 0.006 0.16 L-Sep. 2017 0.2

Video and audio services(12)

1.675 0.1 0.002 0.13 L-Sep. 2017 0.5

Cable and satellite television service(14)

1.576 0.4 0.006 0.12 L-Sep. 2017 0.5

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

0.100 -3.9 -0.004 0.95 S-Oct. 2000 -4.4

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

  -7.6   1.51 S-EVER -

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

  1.3   0.23 L-Jun. 2016 1.8

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.369 0.2 0.001 0.14 L-Sep. 2017 0.3

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.19 - -

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.2   0.15 L-Aug. 2017 0.5

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.048 0.0 0.000 0.31 L-Sep. 2017 0.5

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  1.8   0.06 L-Oct. 2015 2.4

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  -2.7   0.48 S-EVER -

Other recreation services(5)

1.837 0.2 0.003 0.30 L-Aug. 2017 0.3

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

0.650 -0.1 -0.001 0.29 S-Apr. 2017 -0.3

Admissions

0.638 0.4 0.003 0.62 L-Jul. 2017 1.4

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

  0.6   0.54 L-Aug. 2017 1.0

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

  -1.1   2.29 S-Jun. 2017 -1.3

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.224 0.4 0.001 0.25 L-Sep. 2017 0.4

Education and communication services(12)

6.122 0.3 0.019 0.07 L-Nov. 2015 0.3

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.044 0.3 0.009 0.05 - -

College tuition and fees

1.805 0.3 0.006 0.06 - -

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.320 0.4 0.001 0.04 - -

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.745 0.2 0.001 0.06 - -

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.042 0.2 0.000 0.08 L-Aug. 2017 0.9

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 0.3 0.000 0.37 S-Jul. 2017 -0.7

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.243 0.4 0.008 0.11 L-Nov. 2015 0.4

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.524 0.3 0.005 0.12 S-Aug. 2017 -0.1

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.719 0.5 0.004 0.20 L-Feb. 2017 1.3

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.687 0.2 0.001 0.44 L-Apr. 2017 0.7

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.621 0.0 0.000 0.08 S-Sep. 2017 0.0

Personal care services(4)

0.605 -0.1 -0.001 0.10 S-Sep. 2017 -0.1

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

0.605 -0.1 -0.001 0.10 S-Sep. 2017 -0.1

Miscellaneous personal services(4)

1.015 0.1 0.001 0.13 L-Jul. 2017 0.3

Legal services(4)(9)

0.243 0.1 0.000 0.12 L-Jun. 2017 1.2

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.143 0.1 0.000 0.09 L-Aug. 2017 0.4

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.267 0.1 0.000 0.10 L-Sep. 2017 0.1

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

0.026 0.0 0.000 0.10 S-Sep. 2017 -0.1

Financial services(9)

0.237 0.4 0.001 0.27 L-Sep. 2017 0.4

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

  2.8   0.10 L-May 2016 2.9

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

  0.3   0.35 - -

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

86.373 0.4 0.383 0.04 L-Sep. 2017 0.6

All items less shelter

66.135 0.5 0.313 0.03 L-Sep. 2017 0.7

All items less food and shelter

52.508 0.6 0.310 0.04 L-Sep. 2017 0.8

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.120 0.0 0.019 0.05 S-Sep. 2017 0.0

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

43.199 0.0 -0.001 0.05 S-Sep. 2017 0.0

All items less medical care

91.505 0.4 0.382 0.03 L-Sep. 2017 0.6

All items less energy

92.612 0.1 0.095 0.04 S-Sep. 2017 0.1

Commodities

36.155 0.7 0.254 0.05 L-Sep. 2017 1.1

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

16.854 -0.2 -0.040 0.09 S-Sep. 2017 -0.2

Commodities less food

22.528 1.1 0.251 0.07 L-Sep. 2017 1.8

Commodities less food and beverages

21.585 1.2 0.249 0.07 L-Sep. 2017 1.8

Services

63.845 0.2 0.125 0.04 S-Sep. 2017 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(16)

30.318 0.2 0.047 0.04 S-Sep. 2017 0.2

Services less medical care services

57.190 0.2 0.119 0.05 S-Sep. 2017 0.2

Durables

8.927 0.3 0.026 0.07 L-Jan. 2017 0.3

Nondurables

27.228 0.9 0.241 0.06 L-Sep. 2017 1.7

Nondurables less food

13.602 1.7 0.229 0.11 L-Sep. 2017 3.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.658 1.8 0.225 0.12 L-Sep. 2017 3.5

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.520 3.1 0.297 0.09 L-Sep. 2017 5.1

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.464 2.8 0.298 0.08 L-Sep. 2017 4.7

Housing

42.800 0.2 0.105 0.06 S-Sep. 2017 0.2

Education and communication(5)

6.710 0.3 0.019 0.07 L-Sep. 2015 0.3

Education(5)

3.203 0.4 0.012 0.05 L-Sep. 2015 0.4

Communication(5)

3.506 0.2 0.008 0.13 L-Nov. 2016 0.2

Information and information processing(5)

3.369 0.2 0.008 0.13 - -

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.126 -0.1 -0.001 0.32 L-Jun. 2017 0.2

Recreation(5)

5.643 0.0 -0.003 0.12 L-Sep. 2017 0.2

Video and audio(5)

1.878 -0.1 -0.002 0.15 L-Sep. 2017 0.4

Pets, pet products and services(5)

0.939 -0.4 -0.003 0.16 S-Nov. 2015 -0.4

Photography(5)

0.087 0.3 0.000 0.38 L-Sep. 2017 0.7

Food and beverages

14.571 0.0 0.005 0.06 - -

Domestically produced farm food

6.550 -0.1 -0.004 0.11 S-Sep. 2017 -0.1

Other services

11.672 0.2 0.025 0.07 L-Sep. 2017 0.2

Apparel less footwear

2.454 -1.6 -0.038 0.42 S-Sep. 1998 -1.7

Fuels and utilities

5.007 0.7 0.035 0.06 L-Apr. 2017 0.9

Household energy

3.831 0.8 0.030 0.07 L-Apr. 2017 1.1

Medical care

8.495 0.0 0.004 0.09 S-Sep. 2017 -0.1

Transportation

15.467 1.9 0.293 0.06 L-Sep. 2017 2.8

Private transportation

14.392 2.2 0.313 0.06 L-Sep. 2017 3.0

New and used motor vehicles(5)

6.192 0.6 0.038 0.09 L-Jun. 2011 0.8

Utilities and public transportation

9.705 0.2 0.022 0.07 S-Aug. 2017 0.0

Household furnishings and operations

3.928 -0.1 -0.004 0.13 S-Sep. 2017 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.177 0.1 0.002 0.09 S-Aug. 2017 -0.1

Personal care

2.484 0.0 0.001 0.11 S-Aug. 2017 -0.1

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, November 2017, 12-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Oct.
2017
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Nov. 2016-
Nov. 2017
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Nov. 2016-
Nov. 2017(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 2.2   0.06 L-Sep. 2017 2.2

Food

13.627 1.4 0.190 0.09 L-Oct. 2015 1.6

Food at home

7.832 0.6 0.049 0.14 - -

Cereals and bakery products

1.044 -0.8 -0.009 0.30 S-Apr. 2017 -0.8

Cereals and cereal products

0.347 -1.3 -0.005 0.57 - -

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.042 -0.9 0.000 0.80 S-Sep. 2017 -2.1

Breakfast cereal

0.179 -1.6 -0.003 0.87 S-Jul. 2017 -1.7

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.127 -1.0 -0.001 1.01 L-May 2016 -0.9

Rice(4)(5)

  -1.2   1.43 L-Sep. 2017 -0.3

Bakery products

0.697 -0.6 -0.004 0.35 S-Feb. 2017 -0.7

Bread(4)

0.206 -0.5 -0.001 0.73 L-Sep. 2017 0.2

White bread(5)

  -1.2   0.87 S-Sep. 2016 -1.4

Bread other than white(5)

  0.4   1.12 L-Jun. 2017 0.9

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.103 0.5 0.000 0.84 L-May 2017 0.9

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.169 -0.5 -0.001 0.76 S-May 2011 -0.6

Cookies(5)

  -1.8   1.34 S-Aug. 2016 -1.9

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  1.0   1.00 S-Sep. 2017 0.6

Other bakery products

0.218 -1.3 -0.003 0.67 S-Apr. 2017 -1.4

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  0.4   1.58 S-Sep. 2017 0.1

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  -2.9   1.19 S-Jul. 2013 -3.0

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

  -1.3   1.12 S-Jul. 2016 -2.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.751 1.4 0.024 0.33 S-Sep. 2017 0.4

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.649 1.3 0.021 0.32 - -

Meats

1.048 1.6 0.017 0.36 L-Jul. 2015 3.1

Beef and veal

0.463 1.6 0.008 0.46 L-Jul. 2017 1.7

Uncooked ground beef

0.191 2.9 0.006 0.64 L-Jul. 2017 2.9

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.062 0.5 0.000 1.06 S-Aug. 2017 0.5

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.163 0.1 0.000 0.88 L-Jul. 2017 0.4

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.047 3.2 0.001 1.35 L-Aug. 2017 4.4

Pork

0.334 3.1 0.010 0.76 S-Sep. 2017 2.3

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.145 6.3 0.008 1.08 S-Aug. 2017 6.0

Bacon and related products(5)

  8.9   1.42 S-Jul. 2017 6.3

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  3.4   1.23 L-Jan. 2015 6.2

Ham

0.062 1.4 0.001 1.78 S-Sep. 2017 -0.7

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  1.6   1.83 S-Sep. 2017 -0.7

Pork chops

0.052 1.5 0.001 1.93 L-Feb. 2015 8.1

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.075 0.1 0.000 1.60 L-Mar. 2015 5.4

Other meats

0.252 -0.3 -0.001 0.74 S-Sep. 2017 -0.4

Frankfurters(5)

  3.3   2.77 S-Aug. 2017 3.2

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  -1.0   0.69 L-Aug. 2017 -0.1

Lamb and organ meats(5)

           

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

           

Poultry

0.339 0.1 0.000 0.68 S-May 2017 -0.1

Chicken(4)

0.276 0.7 0.002 0.78 S-May 2017 0.0

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  -1.9   1.86 S-Sep. 2017 -2.6

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  1.8   1.15 S-Jun. 2017 0.3

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.063 -2.9 -0.002 1.46 L-May 2017 -0.7

Fish and seafood

0.261 1.6 0.004 0.93 L-Mar. 2017 1.7

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.140 0.6 0.001 1.61 L-Aug. 2017 1.1

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.121 2.8 0.003 1.08 S-Sep. 2017 1.6

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  2.1   1.12 S-Sep. 2017 1.1

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  3.0   1.13 S-Sep. 2017 1.5

Eggs

0.102 3.2 0.003 1.54 S-Sep. 2017 -2.2

Dairy and related products

0.798 0.0 0.000 0.39 L-Aug. 2017 0.5

Milk(4)

0.222 -1.8 -0.004 0.59 L-Aug. 2017 -0.3

Fresh whole milk(5)

  -3.0   1.11 L-Sep. 2017 -2.7

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  -0.7   0.80 L-Aug. 2017 0.1

Cheese and related products

0.261 1.2 0.003 0.61 L-Aug. 2017 1.2

Ice cream and related products

0.114 -0.5 -0.001 1.13 S-Jun. 2017 -1.0

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.202 1.1 0.002 0.86 L-Sep. 2017 1.2

Fruits and vegetables

1.345 1.1 0.015 0.44 S-Aug. 2017 1.0

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.061 2.1 0.022 0.54 S-Sep. 2017 1.9

Fresh fruits

0.578 1.7 0.010 0.82 L-Sep. 2017 1.7

Apples

0.084 0.9 0.001 1.70 S-Aug. 2017 -0.7

Bananas

0.081 -3.5 -0.003 1.03 L-Aug. 2017 -0.9

Citrus fruits(4)

0.174 10.2 0.016 1.54 L-Jun. 2014 12.2

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  12.8   1.85 L-May 2014 17.1

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.239 -1.3 -0.003 1.38 S-Feb. 2017 -10.6

Fresh vegetables

0.483 2.4 0.012 0.85 S-Sep. 2017 2.2

Potatoes

0.080 0.5 0.000 2.00 S-Oct. 2016 0.5

Lettuce

0.064 6.2 0.004 2.05 S-Sep. 2017 2.6

Tomatoes

0.081 -0.3 0.000 1.83 L-Sep. 2017 0.4

Other fresh vegetables

0.258 3.0 0.008 1.15 S-Aug. 2017 2.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.284 -2.3 -0.007 0.68 S-EVER -

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.146 -2.5 -0.004 0.84 L-Sep. 2017 -1.9

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  -2.6   1.16 S-Dec. 2010 -2.6

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  -2.1   0.98 L-Sep. 2017 -2.1

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.085 -2.0 -0.002 1.49 S-Aug. 2014 -2.3

Frozen vegetables(5)

  -2.0   1.38 S-Aug. 2014 -2.7

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.052 -2.5 -0.001 1.57 S-Jul. 2017 -3.1

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

  -4.4   1.49 S-Jun. 2017 -4.7

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.940 0.0 0.000 0.44 S-Aug. 2017 -0.1

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.663 0.4 0.002 0.56 S-Aug. 2017 0.2

Carbonated drinks

0.268 0.5 0.001 0.93 S-Aug. 2017 0.3

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.011 0.1 0.000 0.92 S-May 2017 -1.5

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.384 0.3 0.001 0.76 S-Aug. 2017 0.0

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.277 -0.9 -0.002 0.72 S-Aug. 2017 -1.0

Coffee

0.173 -1.1 -0.002 0.88 S-Jan. 2017 -2.6

Roasted coffee(5)

  -1.1   1.37 S-Jan. 2017 -2.9

Instant coffee(5)

  -2.2   1.26 S-Jul. 2016 -4.9

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.104 -0.4 0.000 0.97 S-Sep. 2017 -1.4

Other food at home

1.955 0.9 0.018 0.29 L-Apr. 2016 1.1

Sugar and sweets

0.284 0.5 0.002 0.74 L-Jul. 2017 0.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.049 0.5 0.000 1.13 S-Aug. 2017 -0.1

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.180 0.1 0.000 1.01 L-Jan. 2017 0.3

Other sweets(4)

0.055 1.9 0.001 1.32 L-Sep. 2017 3.1

Fats and oils

0.233 2.8 0.006 0.69 L-Nov. 2012 3.0

Butter and margarine(4)

0.069 3.3 0.002 1.16 L-May 2017 4.2

Butter(5)

  7.1   1.76 L-Feb. 2015 13.6

Margarine(5)

  1.3   1.89 S-Jan. 2017 0.5

Salad dressing(4)

0.056 1.4 0.001 1.60 L-Dec. 2015 1.6

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.109 3.1 0.003 0.73 L-Dec. 2012 4.0

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  4.4   1.24 L-Jan. 2013 6.9

Other foods

1.438 0.7 0.011 0.35 L-May 2016 0.7

Soups

0.091 2.3 0.002 1.35 S-Aug. 2017 0.8

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.253 -0.6 -0.001 0.74 L-Jul. 2017 -0.3

Snacks

0.326 1.5 0.005 0.73 L-May 2016 1.8

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.281 1.3 0.004 0.86 L-Jul. 2016 1.3

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

  0.3   1.54 - -

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  4.1   1.96 L-Jun. 2016 5.1

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  2.0   1.25 L-Nov. 2015 3.0

Other condiments(5)

  0.5   1.49 L-Sep. 2017 1.5

Baby food(4)

0.055 0.3 0.000 1.36 S-Jan. 2016 0.0

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.433 0.2 0.001 0.54 L-Sep. 2017 0.3

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  0.6   1.20 S-Jun. 2017 0.3

Food away from home

5.794 2.4 0.141 0.12 L-Sep. 2017 2.4

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.807 2.4 0.066 0.15 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.468 2.8 0.069 0.19 L-Aug. 2016 2.8

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.194 -0.4 -0.001 1.39 S-Jul. 2017 -2.6

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

  -2.6   2.33 - -

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.082 2.5 0.002 0.95 L-May 2017 2.6

Other food away from home(4)

0.244 1.9 0.005 0.39 L-Apr. 2016 2.5

Energy

7.388 9.4 0.655 0.13 L-Sep. 2017 10.1

Energy commodities

3.754 16.4 0.556 0.15 L-Sep. 2017 18.9

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.196 15.4 0.028 0.98 L-Apr. 2017 16.4

Fuel oil

0.107 18.6 0.018 0.51 L-Apr. 2017 22.1

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.089 11.7 0.010 2.24 L-Mar. 2014 18.2

Motor fuel

3.557 16.5 0.528 0.15 L-Sep. 2017 19.2

Gasoline (all types)

3.503 16.5 0.519 0.15 L-Sep. 2017 19.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  16.8   0.96 L-Sep. 2017 19.8

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  16.5   1.21 L-Mar. 2017 18.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  13.8   1.12 L-Sep. 2017 16.6

Other motor fuels(4)

0.054 17.6 0.009 0.30 L-Apr. 2017 20.3

Energy services(10)

3.634 2.8 0.099 0.20 L-Aug. 2017 2.9

Electricity(10)

2.833 2.5 0.071 0.24 L-Jul. 2017 2.6

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.801 3.6 0.029 0.21 L-Sep. 2017 3.8

All items less food and energy

78.985 1.7 1.357 0.07 S-Sep. 2017 1.7

Commodities less food and energy commodities

18.775 -0.9 -0.173 0.19 L-Aug. 2017 -0.9

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.070 -1.9 -0.061 0.34 L-Sep. 2017 -1.9

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.248 -4.5 -0.012 1.21 S-Aug. 2017 -4.7

Floor coverings(4)

0.057 0.2 0.000 1.53 L-May 2017 1.0

Window coverings(4)

0.050 -6.7 -0.004 2.25 S-Nov. 2015 -10.3

Other linens(4)

0.141 -5.5 -0.008 1.81 S-Aug. 2017 -6.1

Furniture and bedding

0.736 -0.6 -0.004 0.90 L-Sep. 2017 0.4

Bedroom furniture

0.262 1.0 0.003 1.57 L-Sep. 2017 1.4

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

0.348 -1.6 -0.006 1.13 L-Sep. 2017 -0.2

Other furniture(4)

0.121 -0.9 -0.001 1.61 L-Sep. 2017 -0.2

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

  -4.1   1.80 S-EVER -

Appliances(4)

0.175 -1.9 -0.003 1.08 S-Jul. 2017 -3.3

Major appliances(4)

0.053 -3.7 -0.002 1.27 S-Sep. 2017 -4.3

Laundry equipment(5)

  -3.4   1.51 S-Sep. 2017 -4.3

Other appliances(4)

0.120 -1.0 -0.001 1.64 S-Jul. 2017 -2.4

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.418 -5.2 -0.024 0.90 L-Jul. 2017 -4.8

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.204 -8.9 -0.021 1.50 L-Jun. 2017 -5.6

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.098 0.9 0.001 1.34 L-Aug. 2017 3.2

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.049 -2.8 -0.001 2.13 L-Sep. 2017 -2.5

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.067 -3.8 -0.003 1.41 L-Sep. 2017 -2.9

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.654 -0.7 -0.004 0.52 L-Jul. 2017 -0.6

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.175 -0.2 0.000 0.93 S-Sep. 2017 -0.3

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.325 -0.9 -0.003 0.66 L-Jul. 2017 -0.7

Housekeeping supplies

0.839 -1.6 -0.014 0.43 S-Aug. 2003 -1.6

Household cleaning products(4)

0.330 -1.7 -0.006 0.58 S-Sep. 2017 -1.8

Household paper products(4)

0.228 -1.1 -0.002 0.91 S-Jun. 2015 -1.5

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.281 -1.9 -0.005 0.85 S-Dec. 2016 -2.1

Apparel

3.138 -1.6 -0.049 0.84 S-Oct. 2015 -1.9

Men's and boys' apparel

0.774 -1.6 -0.012 1.63 S-Sep. 2017 -1.6

Men's apparel

0.619 -0.6 -0.004 1.46 S-Sep. 2017 -2.2

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.102 -2.3 -0.002 4.01 S-Sep. 2017 -4.1

Men's furnishings

0.199 -0.5 -0.001 2.73 S-Sep. 2017 -1.8

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.172 -2.7 -0.005 2.24 L-Aug. 2017 -2.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.140 3.0 0.004 2.42 - -

Boys' apparel

0.155 -5.2 -0.008 4.33 S-Jul. 2017 -5.8

Women's and girls' apparel

1.297 -2.3 -0.030 1.43 S-Nov. 2015 -3.2

Women's apparel

1.082 -2.5 -0.027 1.41 S-Nov. 2015 -2.7

Women's outerwear

0.075 -0.1 0.000 5.83 S-Jun. 2017 -1.2

Women's dresses

0.159 0.2 0.000 4.76 L-Sep. 2017 0.6

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.484 -5.1 -0.025 1.51 S-Mar. 2015 -5.2

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

0.354 -0.4 -0.001 2.77 S-Jul. 2017 -1.0

Girls' apparel

0.215 -1.5 -0.003 3.55 S-Feb. 2017 -3.0

Footwear

0.684 -2.1 -0.015 1.27 - -

Men's footwear

0.210 0.3 0.001 2.48 L-Aug. 2017 1.1

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.173 -1.3 -0.002 2.83 S-Aug. 2017 -1.4

Women's footwear

0.301 -4.2 -0.013 1.71 S-Jun. 2014 -5.8

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.153 -0.7 -0.001 2.64 S-Aug. 2017 -2.9

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.230 4.1 0.009 4.61 L-Apr. 2017 6.9

Watches(8)

0.087 11.2 0.009 3.45 L-EVER -

Jewelry(8)

0.144 0.2 0.000 7.24 S-Aug. 2017 -1.9

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.926 -1.4 -0.083 0.15 L-May 2017 -1.3

New vehicles

3.541 -1.1 -0.040 0.24 L-Sep. 2017 -1.0

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  -1.1   0.36 L-Sep. 2017 -1.0

New cars(5)

  -1.7   0.42 L-Sep. 2017 -1.7

New trucks(13)(5)

  -0.6   0.40 L-Sep. 2017 -0.4

Used cars and trucks

1.921 -2.1 -0.042 0.09 L-Apr. 2016 -1.5

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.375 -0.3 -0.001 0.51 L-Sep. 2017 0.3

Tires

0.222 -1.7 -0.004 0.71 L-Sep. 2017 -0.5

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.153 1.9 0.003 0.62 L-May 2015 1.9

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  1.5   0.76 S-Aug. 2017 0.7

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  5.7   1.12 L-Jul. 2017 6.1

Medical care commodities

1.840 1.8 0.034 0.67 L-Aug. 2017 2.4

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.781 1.9 0.033 0.70 L-Aug. 2017 2.5

Prescription drugs(10)

1.429 2.2 0.031 0.86 L-Aug. 2017 2.7

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.353 0.6 0.002 0.88 L-Aug. 2017 1.6

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.058 0.7 0.000 1.06 L-Sep. 2017 0.7

Recreation commodities(11)

1.713 -3.1 -0.056 0.44 S-Aug. 2017 -3.4

Video and audio products(11)

0.202 -6.4 -0.014 1.09 S-Aug. 2017 -6.8

Televisions

0.094 -7.5 -0.008 1.79 L-May 2000 -7.5

Other video equipment(4)

0.024 -2.8 -0.001 1.69 L-Feb. 2017 -1.4

Audio equipment

0.054 -11.5 -0.007 1.53 S-EVER -

Recorded music and music subscriptions(4)

0.023 4.6 0.001 2.71 S-May 2017 1.4

Pets and pet products

0.569 -1.6 -0.009 0.66 S-Dec. 2015 -1.8

Pet food(4)(5)

  -2.2   0.71 S-Sep. 2015 -2.2

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

  -0.8   1.52 S-Sep. 2017 -1.0

Sporting goods

0.417 -1.3 -0.006 1.01 L-Feb. 2017 -1.1

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.219 -1.9 -0.004 1.94 L-Jul. 2017 -1.0

Sports equipment

0.189 -0.7 -0.001 1.27 L-Jun. 2016 -0.3

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.039 1.9 0.001 1.92 L-Sep. 2017 2.5

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

           

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  2.5   1.84 L-Sep. 2017 3.2

Recreational reading materials

0.145 -0.4 -0.001 1.45 L-Sep. 2017 -0.2

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.085 1.9 0.002 1.35 L-Sep. 2017 2.3

Recreational books(4)

0.060 -3.6 -0.002 2.83 S-Sep. 2017 -3.8

Other recreational goods(4)

0.341 -7.4 -0.028 1.01 S-Sep. 2017 -7.5

Toys

0.270 -9.0 -0.027 1.25 S-Sep. 2017 -9.3

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

  -7.4   1.29 - -

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.025 0.8 0.000 2.11 S-Jul. 2017 -0.3

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.033 -0.1 0.000 1.23 S-Aug. 2017 -0.1

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.587 -2.6 -0.016 0.71 - -

Educational books and supplies

0.159 -0.5 -0.001 1.24 L-Aug. 2017 0.4

College textbooks(14)(5)

  0.1   1.59 L-Aug. 2017 1.7

Information technology commodities(11)

0.429 -3.4 -0.015 0.82 S-Sep. 2017 -4.0

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.261 -3.5 -0.010 0.96 S-Sep. 2017 -3.6

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.085 0.8 0.001 2.42 L-May 2015 1.8

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

0.083 -6.7 -0.006 1.62 S-May 2017 -7.8

Alcoholic beverages

0.944 1.5 0.014 0.33 L-Nov. 2014 1.7

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.580 1.4 0.008 0.47 L-Nov. 2014 1.5

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 2.1 0.006 0.56 L-Sep. 2017 2.5

Distilled spirits at home

0.072 -0.6 0.000 0.90 S-Jul. 2017 -0.7

Whiskey at home(5)

  -0.9   0.95 L-Aug. 2017 -0.7

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  -0.6   0.69 S-Feb. 2017 -0.6

Wine at home

0.239 1.2 0.003 0.78 L-Nov. 2014 1.8

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.364 1.6 0.006 0.39 S-May 2016 1.5

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

  1.7   0.61 S-Sep. 2016 1.7

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  0.9   0.55 - -

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  1.5   0.79 L-Sep. 2017 1.8

Other goods(11)

1.556 2.9 0.045 0.36 S-Sep. 2017 2.0

Tobacco and smoking products

0.693 7.5 0.049 0.24 S-Sep. 2017 6.3

Cigarettes(4)

0.628 7.6 0.045 0.25 S-Sep. 2017 6.3

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.047 5.6 0.003 0.90 S-Sep. 2017 4.9

Personal care products

0.682 0.0 0.000 0.65 L-Sep. 2016 0.4

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

0.364 -0.7 -0.002 0.84 S-Sep. 2017 -0.7

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.312 0.7 0.002 0.99 L-Sep. 2016 0.8

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.181 -2.3 -0.004 1.36 S-May 2017 -2.9

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  -0.2   1.36 S-Jun. 2017 -0.3

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -1.5   2.23 L-Apr. 2015 -0.7

Services less energy services

60.210 2.5 1.530 0.07 S-Aug. 2017 2.5

Shelter

33.865 3.2 1.062 0.09 - -

Rent of shelter(15)

33.527 3.2 1.060 0.09 S-Jul. 2017 3.2

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.932 3.7 0.288 0.13 - -

Lodging away from home(4)

0.918 0.6 0.005 1.64 S-Aug. 2017 0.2

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

0.121 1.9 0.002 0.26 S-EVER -

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.797 0.4 0.003 1.97 S-Aug. 2017 -0.1

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

24.677 3.1 0.766 0.08 S-Apr. 2016 3.1

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

23.549 3.1 0.734 0.08 S-Apr. 2016 3.1

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.338 0.7 0.002 0.60 S-Mar. 2017 0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.177 3.2 0.037 0.42 - -

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.892 3.4 0.030 0.55 - -

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.285 2.4 0.007 0.26 S-Sep. 2017 2.1

Household operations(4)

0.858 3.3 0.028 1.96 L-Mar. 2016 3.4

Domestic services(4)

0.282 3.1 0.009 0.35 L-Jul. 2017 3.1

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.279 2.0 0.006 0.50 - -

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.122 6.3 0.007 12.29 L-Dec. 2016 6.6

Repair of household items(4)

0.091 4.5 0.004 0.91 S-Feb. 2017 4.1

Medical care services

6.655 1.6 0.109 0.31 S-Aug. 2017 1.6

Professional services

3.091 -0.3 -0.008 0.40 S-EVER -

Physicians' services(10)

1.650 -1.8 -0.031 0.70 S-EVER -

Dental services(10)

0.810 1.6 0.013 0.45 - -

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.316 1.0 0.003 0.81 L-Feb. 2017 1.2

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.314 2.2 0.007 0.68 S-Aug. 2017 1.8

Hospital and related services

2.570 4.7 0.118 0.34 L-Jul. 2017 5.3

Hospital services(10)(16)

2.300 5.0 0.113 0.40 L-Jul. 2017 5.7

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

  4.2   0.80 L-Jul. 2017 4.9

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

  4.7   1.07 S-Sep. 2017 4.5

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

0.195 3.0 0.006 0.39 S-Sep. 2017 2.7

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.074 -1.1 -0.001 0.66 L-Aug. 2017 -1.0

Health insurance(7)

0.995 0.0 0.000 0.36 S-Mar. 2015 -0.4

Transportation services

5.983 3.8 0.227 0.28 S-Aug. 2017 3.5

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.544 3.5 0.019 1.21 L-Sep. 2009 4.9

Car and truck rental(4)

0.097 -4.1 -0.004 3.47 L-Sep. 2017 -1.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.162 1.9 0.022 0.41 S-Aug. 2017 1.7

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 1.3 0.001 0.58 S-Sep. 2015 0.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.674 2.2 0.015 0.63 S-Aug. 2017 1.8

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.388 1.3 0.005 0.51 S-Aug. 2017 1.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.584 8.0 0.197 0.49 S-Jul. 2017 7.6

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.522 0.5 0.003 0.48 S-Jun. 2015 0.5

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

0.280 1.3 0.004 0.76 - -

Parking and other fees(4)

0.231 -0.4 -0.001 0.44 S-EVER -

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  2.1   0.68 S-May 2017 2.1

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

           

Public transportation

1.075 -0.8 -0.009 0.66 S-Sep. 2017 -1.1

Airline fares

0.615 -2.5 -0.016 0.98 S-Sep. 2017 -3.1

Other intercity transportation

0.176 -0.7 -0.001 1.76 S-Jun. 2015 -2.5

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

  8.6   1.86 L-Aug. 2011 8.6

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  4.1   1.38 L-Mar. 2017 6.0

Ship fare(4)(5)

  -2.8   3.01 S-Aug. 2017 -3.5

Intracity transportation

0.281 2.9 0.008 0.33 L-Feb. 2014 3.4

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  3.1   0.87 L-Feb. 2014 4.0

Recreation services(11)

3.930 3.5 0.137 0.33 S-Jul. 2017 3.2

Video and audio services(11)

1.675 4.9 0.080 0.36 S-Jul. 2017 4.4

Cable and satellite television service(13)

1.576 5.5 0.084 0.34 S-Jul. 2017 5.2

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

0.100 -3.9 -0.004 2.22 S-Aug. 2017 -3.9

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -7.9   3.50 S-Jul. 2017 -9.7

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

  2.6   0.82 L-Apr. 2017 4.2

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.369 1.7 0.006 0.50 S-Jun. 2017 1.5

Pet services(4)(5)

  0.8   0.67 S-Jul. 2017 0.3

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  1.9   0.84 S-Jun. 2017 1.6

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.048 -1.2 -0.001 0.81 - -

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  0.6   0.82 L-Sep. 2016 1.2

Film processing(4)(5)

  -4.5   1.62 S-EVER -

Other recreation services(4)

1.837 2.8 0.052 0.56 L-Aug. 2017 2.9

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

0.650 2.3 0.015 0.74 S-Jun. 2017 1.2

Admissions

0.638 2.9 0.018 1.22 L-Apr. 2017 3.0

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

  2.7   1.19 S-Sep. 2017 2.7

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  2.5   3.44 L-May 2017 4.9

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.224 4.2 0.009 0.67 L-Jun. 2017 4.2

Education and communication services(11)

6.122 -1.6 -0.103 0.21 L-Feb. 2017 -0.1

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.044 2.4 0.072 0.17 L-Jun. 2017 2.4

College tuition and fees

1.805 2.3 0.041 0.19 L-Dec. 2016 2.3

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.320 3.7 0.012 0.31 L-Sep. 2017 3.9

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.745 1.9 0.015 0.34 - -

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.042 3.5 0.001 0.33 L-Aug. 2017 3.5

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 7.0 0.000 0.83 L-Apr. 2012 7.2

Telephone services(4)

2.243 -6.7 -0.165 0.32 L-Feb. 2017 -3.0

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.524 -10.2 -0.178 0.43 L-Feb. 2017 -4.7

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.719 1.8 0.013 0.55 S-Aug. 2017 1.3

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.687 -2.0 -0.014 1.02 S-Oct. 2015 -2.1

Other personal services(11)

1.621 2.0 0.032 0.33 S-Sep. 2017 2.0

Personal care services

0.605 1.4 0.008 0.35 S-May 2015 1.3

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.605 1.4 0.008 0.35 S-May 2015 1.3

Miscellaneous personal services

1.015 2.3 0.023 0.47 L-Aug. 2017 2.5

Legal services(8)

0.243 1.8 0.004 0.81 L-Aug. 2017 2.1

Funeral expenses(8)

0.143 1.7 0.002 0.49 S-Jan. 2017 1.7

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.267 2.7 0.007 0.54 - -

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.026 0.0 0.000 0.44 S-EVER -

Financial services(8)

0.237 3.2 0.008 1.55 L-Aug. 2017 3.4

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

  3.1   2.77 L-Apr. 2017 3.7

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

  4.9   1.45 - -

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

86.373 2.3 2.012 0.07 L-Sep. 2017 2.4

All items less shelter

66.135 1.7 1.141 0.08 L-Sep. 2017 1.7

All items less food and shelter

52.508 1.8 0.950 0.10 L-Sep. 2017 1.9

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.120 0.6 0.295 0.11 S-Sep. 2017 0.6

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

43.199 0.8 0.337 0.12 S-Sep. 2017 0.8

All items less medical care

91.505 2.3 2.060 0.06 L-Sep. 2017 2.3

All items less energy

92.612 1.7 1.548 0.06 - -

Commodities

36.155 1.6 0.573 0.11 L-Sep. 2017 1.7

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

16.854 -0.8 -0.131 0.21 - -

Commodities less food

22.528 1.7 0.383 0.16 L-Sep. 2017 2.0

Commodities less food and beverages

21.585 1.7 0.369 0.16 L-Sep. 2017 2.0

Services

63.845 2.6 1.629 0.07 - -

Services less rent of shelter(15)

30.318 1.9 0.570 0.12 S-Sep. 2017 1.8

Services less medical care services

57.190 2.7 1.520 0.07 - -

Durables

8.927 -1.7 -0.155 0.15 L-Jan. 2017 -1.6

Nondurables

27.228 2.7 0.728 0.13 L-Sep. 2017 3.0

Nondurables less food

13.602 4.0 0.538 0.24 L-Sep. 2017 4.8

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.658 4.2 0.524 0.26 L-Sep. 2017 5.1

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.520 6.2 0.573 0.17 L-Sep. 2017 6.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.464 5.8 0.587 0.16 L-Sep. 2017 6.4

Housing

42.800 2.8 1.193 0.08 - -

Education and communication(4)

6.710 -1.7 -0.119 0.19 L-Feb. 2017 -0.3

Education(4)

3.203 2.2 0.071 0.16 L-Jul. 2017 2.3

Communication(4)

3.506 -5.0 -0.190 0.32 L-Feb. 2017 -2.7

Information and information processing(4)

3.369 -5.3 -0.195 0.33 L-Feb. 2017 -2.9

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.126 -2.5 -0.030 0.69 S-Sep. 2017 -2.6

Recreation(4)

5.643 1.4 0.081 0.25 S-Jul. 2017 1.3

Video and audio(4)

1.878 3.6 0.066 0.33 S-Jul. 2017 3.0

Pets, pet products and services(4)

0.939 -0.3 -0.003 0.43 S-EVER -

Photography(4)

0.087 0.2 0.000 0.99 L-Sep. 2017 0.5

Food and beverages

14.571 1.4 0.204 0.09 L-Oct. 2015 1.6

Domestically produced farm food

6.550 0.7 0.048 0.16 L-Oct. 2015 0.8

Other services

11.672 0.6 0.066 0.17 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.454 -1.4 -0.034 1.01 S-Jun. 2017 -1.4

Fuels and utilities

5.007 3.3 0.164 0.16 L-Jul. 2017 3.6

Household energy

3.831 3.4 0.127 0.20 L-Jul. 2017 3.6

Medical care

8.495 1.7 0.143 0.29 - -

Transportation

15.467 4.4 0.672 0.13 L-Sep. 2017 4.8

Private transportation

14.392 4.8 0.681 0.13 L-Sep. 2017 5.2

New and used motor vehicles(4)

6.192 -1.1 -0.067 0.19 L-Jan. 2017 -0.9

Utilities and public transportation

9.705 0.5 0.046 0.16 L-May 2017 0.5

Household furnishings and operations

3.928 -0.8 -0.033 0.47 L-Aug. 2017 -0.7

Other goods and services

3.177 2.4 0.077 0.26 S-Sep. 2017 2.0

Personal care

2.484 1.1 0.027 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: December 13, 2017