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Transmission of material in this release is embargoed until                                        
8:30 a.m. (ET) October 13, 2021             USDL-21-1831

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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – SEPTEMBER 2021

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.4 percent in
September on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.3 percent in August, the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all
items index increased 5.4 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The indexes for food and shelter rose in September and together contributed more
than half of the monthly all items seasonally adjusted increase. The index for
food rose 0.9 percent, with the index for food at home increasing 1.2 percent.
The energy index increased 1.3 percent, with the gasoline index rising
1.2 percent.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in September,
after increasing 0.1 percent in August. Along with the index for shelter, the
indexes for new vehicles, household furnishings and operations, and motor
vehicle insurance also rose in September. The indexes for airline fares, apparel,
and used cars and trucks all declined over the month.  

The all items index rose 5.4 percent for the 12 months ending September, compared
to a 5.3-percent rise for the period ending August. The index for all items less
food and energy rose 4.0 percent over the last 12 months, the same increase as
the period ending August. The energy index rose 24.8 percent over the last 12
months, and the food index increased 4.6 percent over that period. 


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.
                              Mar.  Apr.  May   June  July  Aug.  Sep.   ended
                              2021  2021  2021  2021  2021  2021  2021   Sep.
                                                                         2021

 All items..................    .6    .8    .6    .9    .5    .3    .4      5.4
  Food......................    .1    .4    .4    .8    .7    .4    .9      4.6
   Food at home.............    .1    .4    .4    .8    .7    .4   1.2      4.5
   Food away from home (1)..    .1    .3    .6    .7    .8    .4    .5      4.7
  Energy....................   5.0   -.1    .0   1.5   1.6   2.0   1.3     24.8
   Energy commodities.......   8.9  -1.4   -.6   2.6   2.3   2.7   1.3     41.7
    Gasoline (all types)....   9.1  -1.4   -.7   2.5   2.4   2.8   1.2     42.1
    Fuel oil (1)............   3.2  -3.2   2.1   2.9    .6  -2.1   3.9     42.6
   Energy services..........    .6   1.5    .7    .2    .8   1.1   1.2      8.5
    Electricity.............    .0   1.2    .3   -.3    .4   1.0    .8      5.2
    Utility (piped) gas
       service..............   2.5   2.4   1.7   1.7   2.2   1.6   2.7     20.6
  All items less food and
     energy.................    .3    .9    .7    .9    .3    .1    .2      4.0
   Commodities less food and
      energy commodities....    .1   2.0   1.8   2.2    .5    .3    .2      7.3
    New vehicles............    .0    .5   1.6   2.0   1.7   1.2   1.3      8.7
    Used cars and trucks....    .5  10.0   7.3  10.5    .2  -1.5   -.7     24.4
    Apparel.................   -.3    .3   1.2    .7    .0    .4  -1.1      3.4
    Medical care
       commodities (1)......    .1    .6    .0   -.4    .2   -.2    .3     -1.6
   Services less energy
      services..............    .4    .5    .4    .4    .3    .0    .2      2.9
    Shelter.................    .3    .4    .3    .5    .4    .2    .4      3.2
    Transportation services    1.8   2.9   1.5   1.5  -1.1  -2.3   -.5      4.4
    Medical care services...    .1    .0   -.1    .0    .3    .3   -.1       .9

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.


Food

The food index increased 0.9 percent in September, following a smaller 0.4-percent
increase in August. The food at home index increased 1.2 percent over the month as
all six major grocery store food group indexes rose. The index for meats, poultry,
fish, and eggs rose 2.2 percent over the month as the index for beef rose
4.8 percent. The index for other food at home increased 1.1 percent in September
after rising 0.6 percent in August. The index for nonalcoholic beverages increased
1.2 percent in September, its fourth consecutive monthly increase. The index for
fruits and vegetables rose 0.6 percent in September, a larger increase than the
0.2-percent increase reported in August. The index for cereals and bakery products
increased 1.1 percent over the month, while the index for dairy and related
products rose 0.7 percent.

The food away from home index rose 0.5 percent in September after increasing
0.4 percent in August. The indexes for limited service meals and for full service
meals both increased 0.6 percent in September. These increases offset a decline
in the index for food at employee sites and schools, which continued to fall,
decreasing 6.4 percent in September.

The food at home index rose 4.5 percent over the past 12 months as all of the six
major grocery store food group indexes increased over the period. The largest
increase was the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, which increased
10.5 percent as the index for beef rose 17.6 percent over the year. The smallest
increase was the dairy and related products index, which rose 0.6 percent over the
last 12 months. The index for food away from home rose 4.7 percent over the last
year. The index for limited service meals rose 6.7 percent over the last 12 months,
and the index for full service meals rose 5.2 percent, while the index for food at
employee sites and schools declined sharply.  

Energy

The energy index rose 1.3 percent in September, its fourth consecutive monthly
increase. The gasoline index rose 1.2 percent in September after increasing
2.8 percent in August. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices rose
0.3 percent in September.) The electricity index increased 0.8 percent in
September following a 1.0-percent increase the prior month. The index for natural
gas also increased in September, rising 2.7 percent; this was its eighth
consecutive monthly increase.  

The energy index rose 24.8 percent over the past 12 months as all the major energy
component indexes increased. The gasoline index rose 42.1 percent over the last
year. The index for electricity increased 5.2 percent and the index for natural
gas rose 20.6 percent over the last 12 months.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in September. The
shelter index increased over the month, rising 0.4 percent. The index for rent
rose 0.5 percent in September, while the index for owners’ equivalent rent rose
0.4 percent over the month. Other indexes that increased over the month include
the index for new vehicles, which rose 1.3 percent following a 1.2-percent
increase the previous month; and the index for household furnishings and
operations, which increased 1.0 percent in September as the indexes for furniture
and bedding and for appliances rose. 

The motor vehicle insurance index rose 2.1 percent in September, after falling
2.8 percent in August. The index for communication and the index for education
both increased 0.4 percent over the month. The recreation index rose 0.2 percent
in September after increasing 0.5 percent the prior month. 

In contrast to these increases, several indexes declined in September. The index
for airline fares continued to fall sharply, decreasing 6.4 percent over the month
after falling 9.1 percent in August. The apparel index also decreased in September,
declining 1.1 percent over the month after rising 0.4 percent in the previous
month. The index for used cars and trucks fell 0.7 percent this month, continuing
to decline after it decreased 1.5 percent in August.

The medical care index was unchanged in September, with its component indexes
mixed. The index for prescription drugs rose 0.8 percent over the month and the
index for hospital services increased 0.1 percent. In contrast, the physicians’
services index declined 0.3 percent in September. 

The index for all items less food and energy rose 4.0 percent over the past
12 months. The index for used cars and trucks increased 24.4 percent over the
span. The index for new vehicles rose 8.7 percent, the largest 12-month increase
since the period ending September 1980. The shelter index increased 3.2 percent
over the last 12 months, and the household furnishings and operations index rose
5.1 percent. The index for medical care rose 0.4 percent over the last year, with
the index for physicians’ services rising 3.8 percent and the index for hospital
services increasing 3.2 percent. The prescription drugs index fell 1.6 percent,
one of the few indexes to show a 12-month decline. 

Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 5.4 percent
over the last 12 months to an index level of 274.310 (1982-84=100). For the month,
the index increased 0.3 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.  

The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
increased 5.9 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 269.086
(1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.3 percent prior to seasonal
adjustment.  

The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) increased
5.3 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index increased
0.3 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Please note that the indexes
for the past 10 to 12 months are subject to revision. 
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The Consumer Price Index for October 2021 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday,
November 10, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. (ET).

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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Impact on September 2021 Consumer Price Index Data

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

Brief Explanation of the CPI

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

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

The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, fuels, transportation,
doctors’ and dentists’ services, drugs, and other goods and services that people
buy for day-to-day living. Prices are collected each month in 75 urban areas
across the country from about 6,000 housing units and approximately 22,000 retail
establishments (department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling stations, and
other types of stores and service establishments). All taxes directly associated
with the purchase and use of items are included in the index. Prices of fuels and
a few other items are obtained every month in all 75 locations. Prices of most
other commodities and services are collected every month in the three largest
geographic areas and every other month in other areas. Prices of most goods and
services are obtained by personal visits or telephone calls by the Bureau’s
trained representatives.

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

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

Sampling Error in the CPI

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

Calculating Index Changes

Movements of the indexes from 1 month to another are usually expressed as percent
changes rather than changes in index points, because index point changes are
affected by the level of the index in relation to its base period, while percent
changes are not. The following table shows an example of using index values to
calculate percent changes:

                               Item A                  Item B                      Item C
Year I                         112.500                 225.000                     110.000
Year II                        121.500                 243.000                     128.000
Change in index points         9.000                   18.000                      18.000
Percent change                 9.0/112.500 x 100 = 8.0  18.0/225.000 x 100 = 8.0   18.0/110.000 x 100 = 16.4

Use of Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) produces both unadjusted and seasonally adjusted data.
Seasonally adjusted data are computed using seasonal factors derived by the X-13ARIMA-
SEATS seasonal adjustment method. These factors are updated each February, and the new
factors are used to revise the previous 5 years of seasonally adjusted data. The
factors are available at
www.bls.gov/cpi/tables/seasonal-adjustment/seasonal-factors-2021.xlsx. For more
information on data revision scheduling, please see the Factsheet on Seasonal
Adjustment at www.bls.gov/cpi/seasonal-adjustment/questions-and-answers.htm and
the Timeline of Seasonal Adjustment Methodological Changes at
www.bls.gov/cpi/seasonal-adjustment/timeline-seasonal-adjustment-methodology-changes.htm.

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

Intervention Analysis

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

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

For the seasonal factors introduced for January 2021, BLS adjusted 72 series using
intervention analysis seasonal adjustment, including selected food and beverage items,
motor fuels, electricity, and vehicles.

Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Indexes

Seasonally adjusted data, including the U.S. city average all items index levels, are
subject to revision for up to 5 years after their original release. Every year, economists
in the CPI calculate new seasonal factors for seasonally adjusted series and apply them to
the last 5 years of data. Seasonally adjusted indexes beyond the last 5 years of data are
considered to be final and not subject to revision. For January 2021, revised seasonal
factors and seasonally adjusted indexes for 2016 to 2020 were calculated and published.
For series which are directly adjusted using the Census X-13ARIMA-SEATS seasonal adjustment
software, the seasonal factors for 2020 will be applied to data for 2021 to produce the
seasonally adjusted 2021 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. Thirty-four of the
81 components of the U.S. city average all items index are not seasonally adjusted for 2021.

Contact Information

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

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

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




Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, September 2021 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Aug.
2021
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Sep.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021
Sep.
2020-
Sep.
2021
Aug.
2021-
Sep.
2021
Jun.
2021-
Jul.
2021
Jul.
2021-
Aug.
2021
Aug.
2021-
Sep.
2021

All items

100.000 260.280 273.567 274.310 5.4 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.4

Food

13.897 269.163 279.135 281.506 4.6 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.9

Food at home

7.652 251.369 259.825 262.695 4.5 1.1 0.7 0.4 1.2

Cereals and bakery products

0.971 284.416 288.990 292.069 2.7 1.1 1.2 0.0 1.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.802 265.386 288.367 293.217 10.5 1.7 1.5 0.7 2.2

Dairy and related products

0.749 230.656 230.145 231.973 0.6 0.8 0.6 -1.0 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

1.306 306.249 313.672 315.428 3.0 0.6 -0.9 0.2 0.6

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.910 177.848 182.277 184.490 3.7 1.2 0.7 1.0 1.2

Other food at home

1.915 218.358 222.863 225.141 3.1 1.0 0.8 0.6 1.1

Food away from home(1)

6.245 297.080 309.336 310.996 4.7 0.5 0.8 0.4 0.5

Energy

7.294 198.858 246.639 248.228 24.8 0.6 1.6 2.0 1.3

Energy commodities

4.071 199.741 281.730 283.095 41.7 0.5 2.3 2.7 1.3

Fuel oil(1)

0.096 201.474 276.557 287.325 42.6 3.9 0.6 -2.1 3.9

Motor fuel

3.909 196.756 278.461 279.367 42.0 0.3 2.4 2.8 1.2

Gasoline (all types)

3.828 195.888 277.448 278.338 42.1 0.3 2.4 2.8 1.2

Energy services

3.223 207.454 223.272 225.160 8.5 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.2

Electricity

2.467 218.395 229.088 229.831 5.2 0.3 0.4 1.0 0.8

Utility (piped) gas service

0.756 171.873 202.140 207.290 20.6 2.5 2.2 1.6 2.7

All items less food and energy

78.809 269.054 279.507 279.884 4.0 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.724 146.096 156.581 156.720 7.3 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.2

Apparel

2.686 119.354 121.194 123.406 3.4 1.8 0.0 0.4 -1.1

New vehicles

3.806 147.361 158.652 160.244 8.7 1.0 1.7 1.2 1.3

Used cars and trucks

3.427 152.887 197.535 190.207 24.4 -3.7 0.2 -1.5 -0.7

Medical care commodities(1)

1.496 383.031 375.685 376.842 -1.6 0.3 0.2 -0.2 0.3

Alcoholic beverages

1.007 257.730 264.315 264.980 2.8 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.606 1,183.975 1,254.492 1,263.542 6.7 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.7

Services less energy services

58.085 345.880 355.423 355.962 2.9 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.2

Shelter

32.552 327.116 336.284 337.451 3.2 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.4

Rent of primary residence

7.600 342.910 349.710 351.255 2.4 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.5

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

23.555 336.095 344.327 345.824 2.9 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4

Medical care services

7.055 567.525 573.500 572.559 0.9 -0.2 0.3 0.3 -0.1

Physicians' services(1)

1.804 392.474 408.490 407.266 3.8 -0.3 0.4 0.0 -0.3

Hospital services(3)

2.178 355.129 365.843 366.394 3.2 0.2 0.5 0.9 0.1

Transportation services

5.094 308.143 325.652 321.673 4.4 -1.2 -1.1 -2.3 -0.5

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.082 308.198 320.504 320.446 4.0 0.0 0.9 0.8 0.0

Motor vehicle insurance

1.579 540.491 566.183 566.211 4.8 0.0 -2.8 -2.8 2.1

Airline fares

0.623 197.424 212.882 198.975 0.8 -6.5 -0.1 -9.1 -6.4

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


Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, September 2021 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Aug.
2021
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Sep.
2020-
Sep.
2021
Aug.
2021-
Sep.
2021
Jun.
2021-
Jul.
2021
Jul.
2021-
Aug.
2021
Aug.
2021-
Sep.
2021

All items

100.000 5.4 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.4

Food

13.897 4.6 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.9

Food at home

7.652 4.5 1.1 0.7 0.4 1.2

Cereals and bakery products

0.971 2.7 1.1 1.2 0.0 1.1

Cereals and cereal products

0.297 1.4 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.6

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.042 4.1 0.6 0.3 2.0 1.1

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.137 1.2 -0.3 0.1 0.0 -0.3

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.119 0.8 0.2 0.9 -0.5 1.6

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  0.1 0.5 0.7 0.3 0.5

Bakery products(1)

0.674 3.2 1.5 1.1 -0.3 1.5

Bread(1)(2)

0.191 2.2 1.8 0.1 -0.1 1.8

White bread(1)(3)

  1.4 2.5 -0.5 -0.5 2.5

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  2.8 1.2 1.0 0.2 1.2

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(2)

0.096 4.0 4.6 0.9 -1.8 3.7

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies(1)

0.174 3.9 0.4 1.1 0.1 0.4

Cookies(1)(3)

  2.4 0.3 1.9 0.1 0.3

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  5.1 0.7 0.5 -0.6 0.7

Other bakery products

0.213 3.4 0.9 2.4 -0.3 1.2

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

  2.9 -0.3 2.8 0.2 -0.3

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  7.1 2.0 3.7 -1.3 3.1

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers(1)(3)

  0.3 0.6 1.6 -0.2 0.6

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.802 10.5 1.7 1.5 0.7 2.2

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.703 10.4 1.6 1.5 0.6 2.2

Meats

1.082 12.6 2.3 1.2 0.5 3.3

Beef and veal

0.515 17.6 3.3 1.2 1.7 4.8

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.180 10.8 1.7 0.7 2.3 1.7

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.082 20.8 6.0 0.8 -0.4 6.0

Uncooked beef steaks(2)

0.205 22.1 3.2 0.7 1.1 4.8

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.048 20.6 5.2 1.0 -0.4 5.2

Pork

0.346 12.7 1.2 1.1 0.3 1.7

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.142 14.6 1.9 0.7 2.9 1.8

Bacon and related products(3)

  19.3 2.7 1.1 3.3 2.6

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  7.9 0.9 0.3 2.2 0.6

Ham

0.067 7.0 3.0 -1.5 1.7 2.5

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  7.7 3.0 -1.3 1.8 2.6

Pork chops(1)

0.054 5.9 -1.4 1.7 0.0 -1.4

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

0.083 19.2 0.2 4.4 -3.0 1.4

Other meats

0.221 2.4 1.8 1.6 -1.9 2.4

Frankfurters(3)

  -1.2 2.6 4.8 -8.3 3.8

Lunchmeats(1)(2)(3)

  1.6 1.8 1.1 -0.5 1.8

Poultry(1)

0.342 6.1 -0.5 1.9 1.4 -0.5

Chicken(1)(2)

0.279 7.6 0.0 2.2 1.4 0.0

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  7.2 0.1 1.5 1.0 0.1

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  8.1 0.0 2.7 1.6 0.0

Other uncooked poultry including turkey(2)

0.064 -0.1 -2.4 1.2 1.3 -2.5

Fish and seafood

0.278 7.1 1.2 2.0 -0.2 1.4

Fresh fish and seafood(2)

0.144 10.7 1.6 2.2 0.5 2.4

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.134 3.4 0.8 1.6 -1.6 1.1

Shelf stable fish and seafood(3)

  -1.3 0.1 -0.1 -2.3 0.1

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

  6.6 2.0 2.7 -1.9 2.5

Eggs

0.099 12.6 3.3 1.6 2.6 1.1

Dairy and related products

0.749 0.6 0.8 0.6 -1.0 0.7

Milk(2)

0.208 1.8 0.5 0.9 -1.4 0.4

Fresh whole milk(3)

  3.2 0.8 1.3 -1.0 0.5

Fresh milk other than whole(2)(3)

  1.4 0.4 0.7 -1.6 0.5

Cheese and related products(1)

0.249 -1.0 0.8 -0.6 0.0 0.8

Ice cream and related products

0.104 0.3 1.4 1.8 -1.1 -0.3

Other dairy and related products(1)(2)

0.188 1.5 0.7 1.1 -0.9 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

1.306 3.0 0.6 -0.9 0.2 0.6

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.025 3.3 0.7 -1.3 0.3 0.7

Fresh fruits

0.532 5.0 1.2 -1.8 -0.3 0.5

Apples

0.078 7.8 -0.2 -1.1 -1.5 3.8

Bananas(1)

0.072 1.9 0.4 0.1 -1.1 0.4

Citrus fruits(2)

0.145 3.6 -0.6 -5.4 0.9 -0.9

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  1.4 0.2 -6.8 0.4 1.2

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.237 6.0 3.0 -0.4 0.2 -0.8

Fresh vegetables

0.493 1.6 0.2 -0.8 1.0 1.0

Potatoes

0.080 3.5 -0.3 -0.9 1.0 2.4

Lettuce(1)

0.061 5.0 2.2 1.6 -1.0 2.2

Tomatoes

0.078 1.0 0.1 -0.6 1.4 -0.6

Other fresh vegetables

0.274 0.5 -0.1 -0.7 1.2 0.3

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.282 1.8 0.0 0.6 -0.1 0.2

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.148 2.4 -0.4 1.1 -0.6 -0.1

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  0.6 -0.4 0.9 -0.9 -0.4

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  3.8 -0.4 1.5 -0.1 -0.1

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.085 1.1 -0.4 0.6 0.9 0.3

Frozen vegetables(3)

  -1.0 -1.5 0.4 0.8 -0.5

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.049 0.9 1.8 -0.6 0.0 2.0

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

  3.5 1.7 0.5 -0.3 1.7

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.910 3.7 1.2 0.7 1.0 1.2

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.650 3.9 1.6 1.1 0.9 1.3

Carbonated drinks

0.277 5.3 1.8 1.4 1.1 1.7

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.006 1.8 1.6 0.0 -1.8 1.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(2)

0.367 2.8 1.4 1.0 0.7 0.8

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.260 3.4 0.3 -0.4 1.2 0.9

Coffee

0.166 4.0 1.1 -0.6 1.4 1.9

Roasted coffee(3)

  4.3 1.1 -0.4 1.2 1.9

Instant coffee(1)(3)

  3.2 1.6 -2.5 2.7 1.6

Other beverage materials including tea(1)(2)

0.093 2.5 -1.2 0.6 0.7 -1.2

Other food at home

1.915 3.1 1.0 0.8 0.6 1.1

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.261 2.8 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

Sugar and sugar substitutes

0.037 3.9 0.5 0.3 -0.2 0.1

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.173 2.0 0.1 -0.2 0.4 0.1

Other sweets(2)

0.052 4.8 1.1 1.9 1.1 0.7

Fats and oils

0.216 6.9 1.6 1.2 1.4 1.2

Butter and margarine(2)

0.063 1.0 -0.7 0.1 0.5 -0.8

Butter(3)

  -1.3 -2.0 -1.0 0.1 -1.7

Margarine(3)

  3.8 0.1 0.5 2.7 -0.9

Salad dressing(2)

0.052 7.2 0.6 0.7 4.0 -0.8

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.101 10.7 3.6 2.2 0.7 3.7

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  6.2 3.0 0.2 -2.8 3.0

Other foods

1.438 2.6 1.1 0.8 0.5 1.3

Soups

0.088 0.8 -0.4 0.4 1.9 1.8

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.251 3.4 1.1 1.5 1.1 1.2

Snacks(1)

0.326 1.9 1.3 -0.1 0.6 1.3

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.282 1.6 1.1 0.8 -0.2 1.0

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

  4.2 2.0 0.7 -0.5 1.4

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

  0.9 1.1 0.2 0.8 1.1

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  0.8 1.2 1.6 -0.8 1.2

Other condiments(3)

  1.8 0.1 -0.4 3.0 -0.3

Baby food(1)(2)

0.041 4.4 2.2 1.3 0.1 2.2

Other miscellaneous foods(2)

0.450 3.5 1.1 1.3 0.2 1.4

Prepared salads(3)(4)

  6.8 3.6 4.1 -2.1 4.2

Food away from home(1)

6.245 4.7 0.5 0.8 0.4 0.5

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

3.135 5.2 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.783 6.7 0.6 1.0 0.8 0.6

Food at employee sites and schools(1)(2)

0.075 -46.3 -6.4 0.7 -17.0 -6.4

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

  -56.1 -10.4     -10.4

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

0.081 6.0 -0.3 0.3 0.6 -0.3

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.170 3.5 1.3 0.9 0.2 1.3

Energy

7.294 24.8 0.6 1.6 2.0 1.3

Energy commodities

4.071 41.7 0.5 2.3 2.7 1.3

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.162 36.0 4.3 0.6 0.5 3.1

Fuel oil(1)

0.096 42.6 3.9 0.6 -2.1 3.9

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(6)

0.066 27.6 4.9 2.5 1.4 3.8

Motor fuel

3.909 42.0 0.3 2.4 2.8 1.2

Gasoline (all types)

3.828 42.1 0.3 2.4 2.8 1.2

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  43.3 0.3 2.4 2.8 1.1

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  37.6 0.3 2.5 2.6 0.5

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  34.9 0.2 2.4 2.9 1.0

Other motor fuels(1)(2)

0.081 37.3 0.6 1.9 0.8 0.6

Energy services

3.223 8.5 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.2

Electricity

2.467 5.2 0.3 0.4 1.0 0.8

Utility (piped) gas service

0.756 20.6 2.5 2.2 1.6 2.7

All items less food and energy

78.809 4.0 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.724 7.3 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(8)

3.725 4.8 1.4 0.1 1.2 1.3

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

0.277 4.3 3.9 -1.4 2.3 3.9

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.061 3.6 0.9 0.9 -2.7 0.9

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.063 6.5 -3.4 -0.2 17.2 -3.4

Other linens(1)(2)

0.152 3.7 8.0 -2.7 -0.8 8.0

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.970 11.2 2.4 -0.6 2.3 2.4

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.335 9.8 1.5 1.6 0.9 1.5

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

0.475 13.7 3.5 -1.9 3.8 3.5

Other furniture(2)

0.151 6.6 0.9 0.2 1.7 0.4

Appliances(2)

0.221 7.1 1.6 0.4 1.5 1.2

Major appliances(2)

0.080 9.6 0.4 0.9 1.1 0.7

Laundry equipment(1)(3)

  19.1 1.4 -0.9 -2.6 1.4

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.138 5.7 2.2 -0.5 1.6 2.2

Other household equipment and furnishings(1)(2)

0.517 1.1 0.8 -0.9 -0.2 0.8

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.301 0.7 0.9 -1.0 0.0 0.9

Indoor plants and flowers(9)

0.091 3.6 -0.6 0.0 1.4 -1.5

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.048 -3.8 2.9 -2.3 -4.6 2.9

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(1)(2)

0.078 3.0 0.8 0.9 1.3 0.8

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.865 3.2 0.7 0.0 0.7 0.8

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.244 4.9 1.0 0.0 2.0 1.0

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.436 2.3 0.5 -0.1 -0.3 1.0

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.876 1.5 0.4 1.1 -0.3 0.4

Household cleaning products(1)(2)

0.349 1.1 -0.4 0.8 0.8 -0.4

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.223 5.3 1.3 0.6 -1.2 1.3

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.303 -0.8 0.8 1.7 -0.8 0.8

Apparel

2.686 3.4 1.8 0.0 0.4 -1.1

Men's and boys' apparel

0.679 4.4 1.9 0.7 1.1 -0.4

Men's apparel

0.549 4.4 1.4 1.1 2.8 -1.1

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.094 4.4 1.2 2.9 7.9 -2.4

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

0.162 0.3 0.6 1.4 2.5 0.6

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.151 6.9 4.3 0.9 4.3 1.0

Men's pants and shorts

0.137 7.0 -0.6 0.2 -0.4 -1.7

Boys' apparel

0.130 4.4 3.7 1.9 -2.6 -1.7

Women's and girls' apparel

1.070 0.6 2.4 0.3 -0.5 -2.6

Women's apparel

0.884 0.8 2.0 0.6 -0.4 -2.6

Women's outerwear

0.061 4.7 8.4 -2.6 -1.1 1.8

Women's dresses

0.094 9.5 6.7 5.5 -3.1 -1.3

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.446 -2.9 1.9 0.5 -0.8 -3.7

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

0.273 3.4 -0.7 -0.3 1.7 -1.3

Girls' apparel

0.186 -0.5 3.8 -1.1 -0.7 -3.0

Footwear

0.644 6.5 1.5 -0.8 0.7 0.5

Men's footwear(1)

0.227 5.5 1.7 -1.2 1.1 1.7

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.132 11.9 3.7 -3.4 0.7 3.3

Women's footwear

0.286 4.9 0.4 1.5 1.2 -1.1

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.123 3.0 3.2 0.2 0.6 0.8

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.169 6.8 -1.5 -0.9 1.7 -1.7

Watches(1)(6)

0.039 2.6 -2.3 -0.8 -0.5 -2.3

Jewelry(6)

0.130 8.1 -1.2 -0.7 2.4 -1.4

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(8)

7.897 14.9 -1.1 1.0 0.0 0.3

New vehicles

3.806 8.7 1.0 1.7 1.2 1.3

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  8.8 1.0 1.7 1.2 1.3

New cars(3)

  8.1 0.9 1.8 1.4 1.2

New trucks(3)(10)

  9.2 1.1 1.6 1.2 1.3

Used cars and trucks

3.427 24.4 -3.7 0.2 -1.5 -0.7

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.397 6.9 0.8 1.1 1.7 0.8

Tires(1)

0.253 8.3 0.8 0.8 2.1 0.8

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.143 4.7 0.9 1.6 1.1 0.9

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

  2.0 1.0 0.8 0.7 1.0

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

  6.8 -0.7 1.6 3.8 -0.7

Medical care commodities(1)

1.496 -1.6 0.3 0.2 -0.2 0.3

Medicinal drugs(8)

1.431 -1.6 0.3 0.0 -0.6 0.7

Prescription drugs

1.075 -1.6 0.3 -0.1 -0.4 0.8

Nonprescription drugs(1)(8)

0.356 -1.7 0.1 0.6 -0.7 0.1

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(8)

0.065 -1.6 1.0 0.1 0.9 1.0

Recreation commodities(8)

1.977 3.5 -0.1 0.5 1.0 -0.2

Video and audio products(8)

0.266 1.7 -0.5 0.3 1.2 -0.5

Televisions

0.100 12.7 -0.7 1.6 2.8 -0.6

Other video equipment(2)

0.041 1.2 1.0 -1.9 2.7 0.9

Audio equipment(1)

0.070 -8.6 -1.7 0.6 -0.9 -1.7

Recorded music and music subscriptions(1)(2)

0.043 -2.8 0.3 -0.9 -0.1 0.3

Pets and pet products(1)

0.612 2.8 0.5 1.4 -0.1 0.5

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  1.6 0.5 0.6 -0.2 0.5

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

  4.2 -0.1 3.1 0.3 -0.1

Sporting goods(1)

0.609 7.5 -0.4 -0.1 2.3 -0.4

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.371 8.9 -0.3 -0.7 2.8 -0.3

Sports equipment(1)

0.228 5.4 -0.4 0.8 1.5 -0.4

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.027 5.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  6.9 0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.116 2.8 0.0 0.9 0.5 0.0

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.067 4.1 -0.1 1.0 0.9 -0.1

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.047 0.9 0.2 0.7 0.0 0.2

Other recreational goods(2)

0.347 -0.6 -0.6 0.1 0.5 -1.2

Toys

0.265 -0.4 -0.6 0.4 0.3 -1.3

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

  0.8 0.1 0.1 0.8 -0.4

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

0.020 -10.3 -2.9 -2.1 -2.3 -2.9

Music instruments and accessories(1)(2)

0.046 2.5 0.1 -0.3 2.8 0.1

Education and communication commodities(8)

0.486 2.6 0.5 0.8 -0.1 0.6

Educational books and supplies(1)

0.104 0.3 -0.4 0.5 -1.1 -0.4

College textbooks(1)(3)(11)

  0.1 -0.3 0.7 -1.1 -0.3

Information technology commodities(8)

0.382 3.2 0.8 0.9 0.2 0.9

Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistants(1)(4)

0.296 8.5 1.2 1.2 0.1 1.2

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.017 1.0 -3.5 -0.5 0.8 -3.5

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

0.069 -14.5 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.9

Alcoholic beverages

1.007 2.8 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.562 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.5 -0.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.217 3.0 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.092 2.9 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.6

Whiskey at home(1)(3)

  1.4 0.4 -0.2 0.7 0.4

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

  3.9 0.9 0.5 -0.1 0.9

Wine at home

0.253 1.6 -0.1 0.2 0.5 -0.4

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.445 3.4 0.4 0.1 0.5 0.4

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

  3.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.3

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

  2.7 0.7 0.0 0.4 0.7

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

  3.7 0.3 -0.2 0.1 0.3

Other goods(8)

1.450 3.4 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.606 6.7 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.7

Cigarettes(1)(2)

0.528 7.0 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.7

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.059 4.6 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.5

Personal care products(1)

0.650 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.5 -0.1

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

0.351 -0.6 -0.3 0.7 -0.1 -0.3

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

0.291 0.6 0.1 -1.0 1.3 0.1

Miscellaneous personal goods(1)(2)

0.194 5.3 -1.2 0.4 0.7 -1.2

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  9.8 0.3 0.8 1.3 -0.1

Services less energy services

58.085 2.9 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.2

Shelter

32.552 3.2 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.4

Rent of shelter(12)

32.206 3.2 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.4

Rent of primary residence

7.600 2.4 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.5

Lodging away from home(2)

1.051 17.5 -2.3 6.0 -2.9 -0.6

Housing at school, excluding board(12)

0.114 2.0 0.5 0.3 0.2 -0.1

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.937 19.8 -2.6 6.8 -3.3 -0.6

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(12)

23.555 2.9 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(12)

22.372 2.9 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.346 0.1 0.3 0.1 -0.2 0.3

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.080 3.7 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.5

Water and sewerage maintenance

0.789 3.0 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.2

Garbage and trash collection(1)(10)

0.292 5.6 1.1 0.8 0.6 1.1

Household operations(1)(2)

0.898 6.6 -0.2 0.2 0.7 -0.2

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.310 8.6 -2.3 0.6 0.9 -2.3

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.296 4.1 1.9 0.0 0.5 1.9

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

0.097 9.4 -0.8 -1.1 1.7 -0.8

Repair of household items(1)(2)

           

Medical care services

7.055 0.9 -0.2 0.3 0.3 -0.1

Professional services

3.593 2.8 -0.1 0.4 0.4 -0.2

Physicians' services(1)

1.804 3.8 -0.3 0.4 0.0 -0.3

Dental services

0.978 2.3 -0.1 0.5 1.3 0.0

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.351 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.9 0.0

Services by other medical professionals(1)(6)

0.459 2.1 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3

Hospital and related services

2.372 3.3 0.2 0.5 0.8 0.1

Hospital services(13)

2.178 3.2 0.2 0.5 0.9 0.1

Inpatient hospital services(13)(3)

  3.2 0.1 0.6 1.1 0.0

Outpatient hospital services(3)(6)

  2.7 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.2

Nursing homes and adult day services(13)

0.121 3.4 0.5 0.3 -0.1 0.6

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

0.072 8.1 0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.3

Health insurance(1)(5)

1.090 -9.4 -1.0 -0.6 -0.6 -1.0

Transportation services

5.094 4.4 -1.2 -1.1 -2.3 -0.5

Leased cars and trucks(1)(11)

           

Car and truck rental(2)

0.190 42.9 -9.3 -4.6 -8.5 -2.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.082 4.0 0.0 0.9 0.8 0.0

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.059 6.0 0.2 0.1 1.5 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.621 4.3 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.7

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.344 3.1 -1.3 2.0 1.3 -1.3

Motor vehicle insurance

1.579 4.8 0.0 -2.8 -2.8 2.1

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.546 0.8 0.2 0.4 -0.1 0.2

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

0.284 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0

Parking and other fees(1)(2)

0.248 1.1 0.5 0.8 -0.4 0.5

Parking fees and tolls(2)(3)

  2.9 0.7 0.8 -0.6 0.5

Public transportation

1.096 1.6 -4.6 0.4 -5.5 -5.0

Airline fares

0.623 0.8 -6.5 -0.1 -9.1 -6.4

Other intercity transportation

0.180 7.5 -2.1 -2.0 0.0 -1.7

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  10.8 -2.4 -0.3 0.4 -2.4

Intracity transportation(1)

0.291 0.0 -1.9 0.8 -1.4 -1.9

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

  -2.7 -0.3 0.1 0.0 -0.3

Recreation services(8)

3.702 3.5 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.4

Video and audio services(8)

1.245 3.9 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.4

Cable and satellite television service(10)

1.171 4.7 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.5

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

0.074 -6.6 -0.8 0.9 2.0 -0.8

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

  -10.1 -2.2 1.0 0.3 -2.2

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

  2.3 0.7 -1.3 1.5 0.7

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.550 4.0 0.2 -0.4 0.3 0.3

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  3.2 0.2 -1.0 0.2 0.3

Photographers and photo processing(1)(2)

0.043 0.3 0.0 1.0 -0.6 0.0

Other recreation services(2)

1.863 3.1 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.4

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

0.661 2.2 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.0

Admissions(1)

0.677 3.2 1.0 1.4 0.3 1.0

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

  4.5 -0.1 1.7 -0.6 -0.1

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

    0.2 1.3 1.3 0.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.215 5.2 -0.6 0.2 0.1 -0.6

Education and communication services(8)

6.064 1.7 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.4

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.815 2.0 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.4

College tuition and fees

1.505 1.7 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.5

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.420 2.4 0.1 0.3 -0.3 -0.5

Day care and preschool(9)

0.740 2.4 1.1 0.5 0.0 0.7

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.035 1.5 -0.3 0.4 0.4 -0.1

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.109 3.2 -0.1 0.4 0.5 0.2

Postage

0.099 2.9 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.4

Delivery services(2)

0.010 6.4 -1.9 1.0 1.4 -1.8

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.265 0.8 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.2

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.853 -0.6 0.4 -0.2 -0.2 0.4

Land-line telephone services(1)(8)

0.412 7.3 -0.5 0.4 1.3 -0.5

Internet services and electronic information providers(2)

0.864 2.6 0.6 0.4 1.1 0.6

Other personal services(1)(8)

1.640 3.4 0.1 1.2 0.4 0.1

Personal care services(1)

0.686 5.0 -0.4 2.2 0.6 -0.4

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

0.686 5.0 -0.4 2.2 0.6 -0.4

Miscellaneous personal services(1)

0.954 2.3 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5

Legal services(1)(6)

0.239 2.3 1.8 0.0 0.0 1.8

Funeral expenses(1)(6)

0.135 1.4 0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.0

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.221 6.0 0.2 1.0 2.0 0.2

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

0.029 0.8 0.8 0.2 -0.7 0.8

Financial services(6)

0.221 -0.1 -0.4 1.0 -0.4 -0.2

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

  -3.4 0.0 0.1 -0.5 0.0

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

  2.6 -0.7 1.1 -0.2 -0.7

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


Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes, September 2021 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Aug.
2021
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Sep.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021
Sep.
2020-
Sep.
2021
Aug.
2021-
Sep.
2021
Jun.
2021-
Jul.
2021
Jul.
2021-
Aug.
2021
Aug.
2021-
Sep.
2021

All items less food

86.103 258.871 272.680 273.165 5.5 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3

All items less shelter

67.448 237.237 252.072 252.664 6.5 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.4

All items less food and shelter

53.551 229.142 245.033 245.218 7.0 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.3

All items less food, shelter, and energy

46.257 236.874 247.913 247.878 4.6 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.1

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

42.829 241.605 249.078 249.780 3.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2

All items less medical care

91.450 247.719 261.479 262.275 5.9 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.5

All items less energy

92.706 268.338 278.691 279.366 4.1 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.3

Commodities

38.692 186.434 202.496 203.313 9.1 0.4 0.8 0.6 0.6

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.296 145.512 150.858 152.127 4.5 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.4

Commodities less food

24.795 150.761 168.214 168.472 11.7 0.2 0.8 0.7 0.4

Commodities less food and beverages

23.788 147.175 164.825 165.071 12.2 0.1 0.8 0.7 0.4

Services

61.308 333.236 343.246 343.892 3.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.3

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.102 349.887 361.047 361.090 3.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1

Services less medical care services

54.254 315.510 325.805 326.567 3.5 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.3

Durables

11.673 107.474 120.666 120.107 11.8 -0.5 0.6 -0.2 0.4

Nondurables

27.019 226.258 242.338 244.222 7.9 0.8 0.8 0.5 0.4

Nondurables less food

13.122 190.477 211.357 212.840 11.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.1

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.115 186.252 208.085 209.623 12.5 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.1

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.430 231.917 266.720 267.867 15.5 0.4 1.0 0.8 0.5

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.436 233.256 265.155 266.249 14.1 0.4 1.0 0.8 0.5

Housing

41.640 273.116 282.391 283.744 3.9 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5

Education and communication(2)

6.551 141.369 143.011 143.807 1.7 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.4

Education(2)

2.919 272.241 275.373 277.551 2.0 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.4

Communication(2)

3.632 75.181 76.061 76.341 1.5 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.4

Information and information processing(2)

3.523 71.046 71.831 72.107 1.5 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.4

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.257 7.266 7.423 7.470 2.8 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.7

Recreation(2)

5.679 122.188 126.245 126.438 3.5 0.2 0.6 0.5 0.2

Video and audio(2)

1.512 108.103 111.756 111.917 3.5 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.3

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.162 180.024 185.437 186.043 3.3 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.4

Photography(2)

0.070 75.991 77.624 77.749 2.3 0.2 0.7 -0.3 0.1

Food and beverages

14.904 268.465 278.201 280.452 4.5 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.9

Domestically produced farm food

6.392 259.544 268.392 271.322 4.5 1.1 0.6 0.2 1.1

Other services

11.406 369.910 377.579 379.144 2.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3

Apparel less footwear

2.041 111.998 112.577 114.746 2.5 1.9 0.3 0.3 -1.6

Fuels and utilities

4.466 246.471 264.303 266.559 8.2 0.9 0.7 0.9 1.1

Household energy

3.385 201.763 218.980 221.196 9.6 1.0 0.8 1.1 1.3

Medical care

8.550 522.528 525.247 524.818 0.4 -0.1 0.3 0.2 0.0

Transportation

16.901 202.715 238.333 236.373 16.6 -0.8 0.6 -0.1 0.3

Private transportation

15.804 200.967 237.994 236.655 17.8 -0.6 0.7 0.3 0.7

New and used motor vehicles(2)

8.292 102.575 119.475 117.947 15.0 -1.3 0.6 -0.3 0.3

Utilities and public transportation

8.836 219.656 229.805 229.568 4.5 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.0

Household furnishings and operations

4.623 126.965 132.076 133.462 5.1 1.0 0.0 1.3 1.0

Other goods and services

3.090 463.656 479.048 479.525 3.4 0.1 0.7 0.4 0.1

Personal care

2.484 238.535 244.968 244.840 2.6 -0.1 0.8 0.5 -0.1

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


Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, September 2021 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Sep. 2021 from: Percent change to Aug. 2021 from:
Sep.
2020
Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Aug.
2020
Jun.
2021
Jul.
2021

U.S. city average

M

5.4 0.5 0.3 5.3 0.7 0.2

Region and area size(2)

Northeast

M

4.6 0.4 0.3 4.4 0.3 0.1

Northeast - Size Class A

M

4.1 0.5 0.4 3.9 0.2 0.1

Northeast - Size Class B/C(3)

M

5.2 0.4 0.2 5.0 0.5 0.2

New England(4)

M

4.1 0.2 0.0 4.1 0.4 0.2

Middle Atlantic(4)

M

4.7 0.5 0.4 4.5 0.3 0.1

Midwest

M

5.7 0.4 0.2 5.7 0.8 0.2

Midwest - Size Class A

M

5.0 0.4 0.3 5.3 0.7 0.1

Midwest - Size Class B/C(3)

M

6.2 0.4 0.2 6.0 0.9 0.2

East North Central(4)

M

5.4 0.3 0.2 5.3 0.7 0.1

West North Central(4)

M

6.5 0.7 0.3 6.7 1.1 0.4

South

M

5.8 0.6 0.3 5.6 0.8 0.3

South - Size Class A

M

5.3 0.7 0.3 5.2 0.7 0.4

South - Size Class B/C(3)

M

6.0 0.5 0.3 5.9 0.9 0.2

South Atlantic(4)

M

5.6 0.8 0.4 5.4 0.8 0.3

East South Central(4)

M

6.6 0.1 0.1 6.4 0.3 -0.1

West South Central(4)

M

5.7 0.5 0.2 5.7 0.9 0.3

West

M

5.3 0.4 0.2 5.0 0.7 0.2

West - Size Class A

M

5.0 0.4 0.2 4.6 0.8 0.2

West - Size Class B/C(3)

M

5.7 0.4 0.3 5.6 0.6 0.1

Mountain(4)

M

6.0 0.5 0.3 5.7 1.0 0.2

Pacific(4)

M

5.0 0.4 0.2 4.8 0.7 0.2

Size classes

Size Class A(5)

M

4.8 0.5 0.3 4.7 0.6 0.2

Size Class B/C(3)

M

5.9 0.5 0.3 5.7 0.8 0.2

Selected local areas

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

M

4.5 0.4 0.3 4.8 0.4 0.1

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

M

4.6 0.5 0.3 4.0 0.7 0.2

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

M

3.8 0.7 0.5 3.7 0.0 0.1

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2

      6.6 1.1  

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD(6)

2

      4.5 0.5  

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

2

      3.9 0.5  

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

2

      5.3 0.7  

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2

      4.2 0.2  

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

2

      4.6 0.6  

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ(7)

2

      5.1 0.2  

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2

      3.7 0.5  

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

2

      5.2 1.1  

St. Louis, MO-IL

2

      6.6 1.0  

Urban Alaska

2

      5.7 0.3  

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

1

4.0 -0.1        

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

1

5.9 0.6        

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

1

4.5 0.3        

Minneapolis-St.Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1

5.4 1.1        

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA(4)

1

6.8 0.8        

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1

6.5 0.1        

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

1

6.1 1.0        

Urban Hawaii

1

5.0 1.0        

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

1

4.5 0.7        

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

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


Table 5. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) and the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, all items index, September 2021 [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 2008

    0.2 0.1

December 2009

    2.5 2.7

December 2010

    1.3 1.5

December 2011

    2.9 3.0

December 2012

    1.5 1.7

December 2013

    1.3 1.5

December 2014

    0.5 0.8

December 2015

    0.4 0.7

December 2016

    1.8 2.1

December 2017

    1.7 2.1

December 2018

    1.5 1.9

January 2019

0.2 0.2 1.3 1.6

February 2019

0.4 0.4 1.3 1.5

March 2019

0.5 0.6 1.5 1.9

April 2019

0.4 0.5 1.6 2.0

May 2019

0.2 0.2 1.4 1.8

June 2019

0.0 0.0 1.3 1.6

July 2019

0.1 0.2 1.5 1.8

August 2019

0.0 0.0 1.5 1.7

September 2019

0.0 0.1 1.4 1.7

October 2019

0.1 0.2 1.4 1.8

November 2019

-0.1 -0.1 1.6 2.1

December 2019

-0.2 -0.1 1.8 2.3

January 2020

0.4 0.4 2.0 2.5

February 2020

0.3 0.3 1.8 2.3

March 2020

-0.2 -0.2 1.1 1.5

April 2020

-0.5 -0.7 0.2 0.3

May 2020

-0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1

June 2020

0.6 0.5 0.4 0.6

July 2020

0.6 0.5 0.9 1.0

August 2020

0.4 0.3 1.3 1.3

September 2020

0.1 0.1 1.4 1.4

October 2020

0.0 0.0 1.3 1.2

November 2020

-0.1 -0.1 1.3 1.2

December 2020

0.1 0.1 1.5 1.4

January 2021

0.4 0.4 1.6 1.4

February 2021

0.6 0.5 1.9 1.7

March 2021

0.7 0.7 2.8 2.6

April 2021

0.8 0.8 4.2 4.2

May 2021

0.8 0.8 5.1 5.0

June 2021

0.9 0.9 5.4 5.4

July 2021

0.5 0.5 5.3 5.4

August 2021

0.2 0.2 5.1 5.3

September 2021

0.3 0.3 5.3 5.4

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

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


Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, September 2021, 1-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Aug.
2021
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Aug. 2021-
Sep. 2021
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Aug. 2021-
Sep. 2021(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   0.04 L-Jul. 2021 0.5

Food

13.897 0.9 0.129 0.10 L-Apr. 2020 1.4

Food at home

7.652 1.2 0.095 0.15 L-Apr. 2020 2.5

Cereals and bakery products

0.971 1.1 0.010 0.40 L-Jul. 2021 1.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.297 0.6 0.002 0.50 L-May 2021 1.0

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.042 1.1 0.000 0.83 S-Jul. 2021 0.3

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.137 -0.3 0.000 0.92 S-Feb. 2021 -1.1

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.119 1.6 0.002 0.78 L-May 2020 1.7

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  0.5   0.68 L-Jul. 2021 0.7

Bakery products(4)

0.674 1.5 0.010 0.52 L-Apr. 2020 3.1

Bread(4)(5)

0.191 1.8 0.003 0.83 L-Apr. 2020 3.7

White bread(4)(6)

  2.5   0.94 L-Apr. 2020 3.5

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  1.2   1.04 L-Apr. 2020 3.5

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(5)

0.096 3.7 0.004 1.35 L-Apr. 2020 4.6

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies(4)

0.174 0.4 0.001 0.86 L-Jul. 2021 1.1

Cookies(4)(6)

  0.3   0.94 L-Jul. 2021 1.9

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  0.7   1.62 L-Jun. 2021 2.0

Other bakery products

0.213 1.2 0.002 0.82 L-Jul. 2021 2.4

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

  -0.3   0.76 S-Jun. 2021 -1.9

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  3.1   1.24 L-Jul. 2021 3.7

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers(4)(6)

  0.6   1.13 L-Jul. 2021 1.6

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.802 2.2 0.039 0.34 L-Jun. 2021 2.5

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.703 2.2 0.038 0.36 L-Jun. 2021 2.5

Meats

1.082 3.3 0.035 0.44 L-Jun. 2020 3.5

Beef and veal

0.515 4.8 0.024 0.69 L-May 2020 9.4

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.180 1.7 0.003 0.98 S-Jul. 2021 0.7

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.082 6.0 0.005 1.73 L-May 2021 6.4

Uncooked beef steaks(5)

0.205 4.8 0.010 0.93 L-Jun. 2021 6.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.048 5.2 0.002 1.14 L-Jun. 2021 6.4

Pork

0.346 1.7 0.006 0.80 L-Jun. 2021 3.1

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.142 1.8 0.003 0.96 S-Jul. 2021 0.7

Bacon and related products(6)

  2.6   1.05 S-Jul. 2021 1.1

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  0.6   1.32 S-Jul. 2021 0.3

Ham

0.067 2.5 0.002 1.91 L-Jun. 2021 3.1

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  2.6   2.36 L-Jun. 2021 3.0

Pork chops(4)

0.054 -1.4 -0.001 1.70 S-Jan. 2021 -2.4

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

0.083 1.4 0.001 1.96 L-Jul. 2021 4.4

Other meats

0.221 2.4 0.005 0.60 L-Apr. 2020 3.1

Frankfurters(6)

  3.8   1.75 L-Jul. 2021 4.8

Lunchmeats(4)(5)(6)

  1.8   0.58 L-Apr. 2020 2.7

Poultry(4)

0.342 -0.5 -0.002 0.73 S-Feb. 2021 -0.7

Chicken(4)(5)

0.279 0.0 0.000 0.78 S-Feb. 2021 -0.8

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  0.1   1.35 S-Apr. 2021 0.0

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  0.0   0.95 S-Feb. 2021 -1.3

Other uncooked poultry including turkey(5)

0.064 -2.5 -0.002 1.27 S-Jan. 2010 -2.7

Fish and seafood

0.278 1.4 0.004 0.54 L-Jul. 2021 2.0

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.144 2.4 0.003 0.82 L-May 2021 2.7

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.134 1.1 0.001 0.80 L-Jul. 2021 1.6

Shelf stable fish and seafood(6)

  0.1   1.06 L-Jun. 2021 0.8

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  2.5   0.82 L-Jul. 2021 2.7

Eggs

0.099 1.1 0.001 0.89 S-May 2021 0.4

Dairy and related products

0.749 0.7 0.005 0.36 L-Dec. 2020 0.7

Milk(5)

0.208 0.4 0.001 0.66 L-Jul. 2021 0.9

Fresh whole milk(6)

  0.5   0.76 L-Jul. 2021 1.3

Fresh milk other than whole(5)(6)

  0.5   0.80 L-Jul. 2021 0.7

Cheese and related products(4)

0.249 0.8 0.002 0.54 L-Aug. 2020 2.6

Ice cream and related products

0.104 -0.3 0.000 0.95 L-Jul. 2021 1.8

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.188 0.7 0.001 0.71 L-Jul. 2021 1.1

Fruits and vegetables

1.306 0.6 0.008 0.36 L-Jun. 2021 0.7

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.025 0.7 0.008 0.46 L-Jun. 2021 1.0

Fresh fruits

0.532 0.5 0.003 0.72 L-Jun. 2021 1.1

Apples

0.078 3.8 0.003 1.36 L-Apr. 2020 3.9

Bananas(4)

0.072 0.4 0.000 0.84 L-Apr. 2021 1.4

Citrus fruits(5)

0.145 -0.9 -0.001 0.97 S-Jul. 2021 -5.4

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  1.2   1.48 L-Apr. 2021 2.5

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.237 -0.8 -0.002 1.46 S-Jan. 2021 -1.9

Fresh vegetables

0.493 1.0 0.005 0.50 - -

Potatoes

0.080 2.4 0.002 1.27 L-Mar. 2021 3.4

Lettuce(4)

0.061 2.2 0.001 1.17 L-Nov. 2020 3.0

Tomatoes

0.078 -0.6 0.000 1.35 S-Jul. 2021 -0.6

Other fresh vegetables

0.274 0.3 0.001 0.64 S-Jul. 2021 -0.7

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.282 0.2 0.001 0.52 L-Jul. 2021 0.6

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.148 -0.1 0.000 0.67 L-Jul. 2021 1.1

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  -0.4   0.80 L-Jul. 2021 0.9

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.85 - -

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.085 0.3 0.000 0.93 S-Jun. 2021 -1.2

Frozen vegetables(6)

  -0.5   1.21 S-Jun. 2021 -1.0

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.049 2.0 0.001 1.19 L-May 2020 2.3

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

  1.7   1.72 L-Mar. 2021 2.8

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.910 1.2 0.011 0.44 L-Apr. 2020 3.3

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.650 1.3 0.008 0.51 L-Apr. 2020 4.3

Carbonated drinks

0.277 1.7 0.005 1.03 L-Jun. 2021 1.8

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.006 1.6 0.000 0.72 L-Apr. 2021 1.7

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.367 0.8 0.003 0.60 L-Jul. 2021 1.0

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.260 0.9 0.002 0.66 S-Jul. 2021 -0.4

Coffee

0.166 1.9 0.003 0.87 L-Nov. 2019 1.9

Roasted coffee(6)

  1.9   0.97 L-Jul. 2011 1.9

Instant coffee(4)(6)

  1.6   1.47 S-Jul. 2021 -2.5

Other beverage materials including tea(4)(5)

0.093 -1.2 -0.001 0.81 S-Oct. 2020 -1.2

Other food at home

1.915 1.1 0.022 0.33 L-Apr. 2020 1.9

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.261 0.3 0.001 0.64 - -

Sugar and sugar substitutes

0.037 0.1 0.000 0.90 L-Jul. 2021 0.3

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.173 0.1 0.000 0.87 S-Jul. 2021 -0.2

Other sweets(5)

0.052 0.7 0.000 0.92 S-Jun. 2021 -1.3

Fats and oils

0.216 1.2 0.003 0.64 S-Jul. 2021 1.2

Butter and margarine(5)

0.063 -0.8 0.000 0.98 S-Jan. 2021 -1.3

Butter(6)

  -1.7   1.18 S-Nov. 2020 -2.1

Margarine(6)

  -0.9   1.33 S-Mar. 2021 -0.9

Salad dressing(5)

0.052 -0.8 0.000 1.06 S-Feb. 2021 -1.3

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.101 3.7 0.004 1.14 L-Apr. 2008 5.9

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  3.0   1.01 L-Dec. 2020 3.2

Other foods

1.438 1.3 0.019 0.37 L-Apr. 2020 2.3

Soups

0.088 1.8 0.002 1.17 S-Jul. 2021 0.4

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.251 1.2 0.003 0.67 L-Jul. 2021 1.5

Snacks(4)

0.326 1.3 0.004 0.84 L-Feb. 2021 1.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.282 1.0 0.003 0.51 L-Apr. 2021 1.3

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

  1.4   1.05 L-Dec. 2020 2.2

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

  1.1   0.89 L-Feb. 2021 1.8

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  1.2   0.77 L-Jul. 2021 1.6

Other condiments(6)

  -0.3   1.05 S-Jul. 2021 -0.4

Baby food(4)(5)

0.041 2.2 0.001 0.88 L-Apr. 2020 2.7

Other miscellaneous foods(5)

0.450 1.4 0.006 0.63 L-Apr. 2020 2.4

Prepared salads(7)(6)

  4.2   1.72 L-EVER -

Food away from home(4)

6.245 0.5 0.034 0.10 L-Jul. 2021 0.8

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

3.135 0.6 0.019 0.10 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.783 0.6 0.018 0.14 S-Jun. 2021 0.6

Food at employee sites and schools(4)(5)

0.075 -6.4 -0.005 0.27 L-Jul. 2021 0.7

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

  -10.4   0.06 S-Mar. 2021 -16.3

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

0.081 -0.3 0.000 0.11 S-Feb. 2020 -0.3

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.170 1.3 0.002 0.14 L-Apr. 2018 2.3

Energy

7.294 1.3 0.092 0.16 S-May 2021 0.0

Energy commodities

4.071 1.3 0.052 0.20 S-May 2021 -0.6

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.162 3.1 0.005 0.60 L-Mar. 2021 3.5

Fuel oil(4)

0.096 3.9 0.004 0.94 L-Feb. 2021 9.9

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(9)

0.066 3.8 0.003 0.56 L-Feb. 2021 7.3

Motor fuel

3.909 1.2 0.047 0.20 S-May 2021 -0.7

Gasoline (all types)

3.828 1.2 0.047 0.20 S-May 2021 -0.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  1.1   0.45 S-May 2021 -0.4

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  0.5   0.46 S-May 2021 -0.3

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  1.0   0.40 S-May 2021 -0.2

Other motor fuels(4)(5)

0.081 0.6 0.000 0.37 S-Nov. 2020 -0.2

Energy services

3.223 1.2 0.040 0.18 L-Apr. 2021 1.5

Electricity

2.467 0.8 0.019 0.25 S-Jul. 2021 0.4

Utility (piped) gas service

0.756 2.7 0.020 0.34 L-Nov. 2020 3.0

All items less food and energy

78.809 0.2 0.192 0.04 L-Jul. 2021 0.3

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.724 0.2 0.051 0.10 S-Mar. 2021 0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.725 1.3 0.048 0.23 L-EVER -

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

0.277 3.9 0.011 0.96 L-Jan. 2020 4.4

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.061 0.9 0.001 0.74 L-Jul. 2021 0.9

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.063 -3.4 -0.002 1.37 S-Oct. 2019 -4.3

Other linens(4)(5)

0.152 8.0 0.012 1.52 L-EVER -

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.970 2.4 0.023 0.55 L-Mar. 1988 2.6

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.335 1.5 0.005 0.68 L-Jul. 2021 1.6

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

0.475 3.5 0.017 0.90 S-Jul. 2021 -1.9

Other furniture(5)

0.151 0.4 0.001 0.70 S-Jul. 2021 0.2

Appliances(5)

0.221 1.2 0.003 0.72 S-Jul. 2021 0.4

Major appliances(5)

0.080 0.7 0.001 0.93 S-May 2021 0.1

Laundry equipment(4)(6)

  1.4   1.73 L-Jun. 2021 3.5

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.138 2.2 0.003 0.92 L-Feb. 2021 2.9

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)(5)

0.517 0.8 0.004 0.55 L-Feb. 2021 1.3

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.301 0.9 0.003 0.89 L-Jan. 2021 2.2

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.091 -1.5 -0.001 0.80 S-Feb. 2020 -1.5

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.048 2.9 0.001 1.49 L-Jan. 2021 3.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)(5)

0.078 0.8 0.001 0.81 S-Jun. 2021 -2.9

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.865 0.8 0.007 0.40 L-May 2021 1.5

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.244 1.0 0.002 0.57 S-Jul. 2021 0.0

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.436 1.0 0.004 0.57 L-May 2021 2.3

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.876 0.4 0.004 0.39 L-Jul. 2021 1.1

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.349 -0.4 -0.002 0.57 S-Jun. 2021 -0.8

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.223 1.3 0.003 0.74 L-Nov. 2020 4.0

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.303 0.8 0.002 0.64 L-Jul. 2021 1.7

Apparel

2.686 -1.1 -0.030 0.41 S-May 2020 -2.3

Men's and boys' apparel

0.679 -0.4 -0.003 0.69 S-May 2021 -0.7

Men's apparel

0.549 -1.1 -0.006 0.76 S-Feb. 2021 -1.5

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.094 -2.4 -0.002 2.01 S-Oct. 2020 -5.5

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

0.162 0.6 0.001 1.25 S-Jun. 2021 -1.2

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.151 1.0 0.002 1.48 S-Jul. 2021 0.9

Men's pants and shorts

0.137 -1.7 -0.002 1.52 S-Jun. 2021 -1.9

Boys' apparel

0.130 -1.7 -0.002 1.38 L-Jul. 2021 1.9

Women's and girls' apparel

1.070 -2.6 -0.029 0.74 S-Mar. 2021 -2.7

Women's apparel

0.884 -2.6 -0.023 0.75 S-May 2020 -3.1

Women's outerwear

0.061 1.8 0.001 2.12 L-Jun. 2021 2.1

Women's dresses

0.094 -1.3 -0.001 1.93 L-Jul. 2021 5.5

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.446 -3.7 -0.017 1.09 S-Mar. 2021 -4.1

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

0.273 -1.3 -0.004 1.11 S-Dec. 2020 -1.3

Girls' apparel

0.186 -3.0 -0.006 1.99 S-Mar. 2021 -5.6

Footwear

0.644 0.5 0.003 0.57 S-Jul. 2021 -0.8

Men's footwear(4)

0.227 1.7 0.004 0.81 L-Jan. 2021 3.8

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.132 3.3 0.004 1.00 L-May 2021 3.5

Women's footwear

0.286 -1.1 -0.003 0.82 S-May 2020 -1.7

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.123 0.8 0.001 1.47 L-Jun. 2021 2.1

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.169 -1.7 -0.003 1.26 S-Feb. 2021 -2.9

Watches(4)(9)

0.039 -2.3 -0.001 1.41 S-Sep. 2019 -2.8

Jewelry(9)

0.130 -1.4 -0.002 1.67 S-Jun. 2021 -1.4

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

7.897 0.3 0.025 0.10 L-Jul. 2021 1.0

New vehicles

3.806 1.3 0.050 0.17 L-Jul. 2021 1.7

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  1.3   0.21 L-Jul. 2021 1.7

New cars(6)

  1.2   0.24 S-Apr. 2021 0.3

New trucks(13)(6)

  1.3   0.21 L-Jul. 2021 1.6

Used cars and trucks

3.427 -0.7 -0.024 0.02 L-Jul. 2021 0.2

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.397 0.8 0.003 0.29 S-Jun. 2021 0.7

Tires(4)

0.253 0.8 0.002 0.33 S-Jul. 2021 0.8

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.143 0.9 0.001 0.56 S-Jun. 2021 0.3

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

  1.0   0.74 L-Mar. 2021 2.4

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

  -0.7   1.50 S-Apr. 2021 -1.3

Medical care commodities(4)

1.496 0.3 0.005 0.19 L-Apr. 2021 0.6

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.431 0.7 0.011 0.20 L-Apr. 2021 0.8

Prescription drugs

1.075 0.8 0.008 0.17 L-Dec. 2019 1.8

Nonprescription drugs(4)(11)

0.356 0.1 0.000 0.66 L-Jul. 2021 0.6

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(11)

0.065 1.0 0.001 0.54 L-May 2021 1.2

Recreation commodities(11)

1.977 -0.2 -0.005 0.22 S-Jun. 2021 -0.3

Video and audio products(11)

0.266 -0.5 -0.001 0.42 S-Jan. 2021 -0.7

Televisions

0.100 -0.6 -0.001 0.57 S-Mar. 2021 -0.6

Other video equipment(5)

0.041 0.9 0.000 0.93 S-Jul. 2021 -1.9

Audio equipment(4)

0.070 -1.7 -0.001 1.00 S-May 2021 -1.8

Recorded music and music subscriptions(4)(5)

0.043 0.3 0.000 0.67 L-Jun. 2021 1.1

Pets and pet products(4)

0.612 0.5 0.003 0.38 L-Jul. 2021 1.4

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  0.5   0.45 L-Jul. 2021 0.6

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

  -0.1   0.64 S-Jun. 2021 -1.1

Sporting goods(4)

0.609 -0.4 -0.002 0.53 S-Mar. 2021 -1.3

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.371 -0.3 -0.001 0.69 S-Jul. 2021 -0.7

Sports equipment(4)

0.228 -0.4 -0.001 0.53 S-Jun. 2021 -0.7

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.027 0.2 0.000 0.78 - -

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.98 S-Apr. 2021 -0.6

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.116 0.0 0.000 0.83 S-Jun. 2021 -1.4

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.067 -0.1 0.000 0.95 S-Jun. 2021 -1.6

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.047 0.2 0.000 1.40 L-Jul. 2021 0.7

Other recreational goods(5)

0.347 -1.2 -0.004 0.56 S-Jun. 2021 -1.4

Toys

0.265 -1.3 -0.004 0.64 S-Jun. 2021 -1.6

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

  -0.4   0.95 S-Jun. 2021 -2.3

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

0.020 -2.9 -0.001 1.79 S-Dec. 2020 -10.4

Music instruments and accessories(4)(5)

0.046 0.1 0.000 0.75 S-Jul. 2021 -0.3

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.486 0.6 0.003 0.58 L-Jul. 2021 0.8

Educational books and supplies(4)

0.104 -0.4 0.000 0.63 L-Jul. 2021 0.5

College textbooks(4)(14)(6)

  -0.3   0.52 L-Jul. 2021 0.7

Information technology commodities(11)

0.382 0.9 0.003 0.70 L-Jul. 2021 0.9

Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistants(4)(7)

0.296 1.2 0.003 0.93 L-Jul. 2021 1.2

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.017 -3.5 -0.001 1.59 S-Sep. 2020 -5.6

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

0.069 0.9 0.001 0.79 L-May 2020 0.9

Alcoholic beverages

1.007 0.2 0.002 0.24 S-Apr. 2021 0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.562 -0.1 0.000 0.35 S-Feb. 2021 -0.2

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.217 0.3 0.001 0.45 S-Jul. 2021 0.2

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.092 0.6 0.001 0.52 L-Feb. 2021 0.7

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

  0.4   0.80 S-Jul. 2021 -0.2

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

  0.9   0.59 L-Jan. 2021 1.0

Wine at home

0.253 -0.4 -0.001 0.68 S-Feb. 2021 -1.0

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.445 0.4 0.002 0.31 S-Jul. 2021 0.1

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

  0.3   0.72 S-Jul. 2021 0.3

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

  0.7   0.33 L-May 2020 0.8

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

  0.3   0.53 L-Jun. 2021 1.6

Other goods(11)

1.450 0.1 0.001 0.21 S-Jun. 2021 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products(4)

0.606 0.7 0.004 0.20 L-Jan. 2021 1.8

Cigarettes(4)(5)

0.528 0.7 0.004 0.22 L-Jun. 2021 0.7

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.059 0.5 0.000 0.43 L-Mar. 2021 0.8

Personal care products(4)

0.650 -0.1 -0.001 0.32 S-Jul. 2021 -0.1

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

0.351 -0.3 -0.001 0.39 S-Jun. 2021 -0.4

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

0.291 0.1 0.000 0.57 S-Jul. 2021 -1.0

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)(5)

0.194 -1.2 -0.002 0.98 S-Aug. 2020 -3.5

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  -0.1   0.89 S-May 2021 -0.2

Services less energy services

58.085 0.2 0.141 0.04 L-Jul. 2021 0.3

Shelter

32.552 0.4 0.131 0.05 L-Jul. 2021 0.4

Rent of shelter(15)

32.206 0.4 0.138 0.05 L-Jul. 2021 0.4

Rent of primary residence

7.600 0.5 0.034 0.04 L-May 2001 0.5

Lodging away from home(5)

1.051 -0.6 -0.006 1.46 L-Jul. 2021 6.0

Housing at school, excluding board(15)

0.114 -0.1 0.000 0.03 S-Aug. 2020 -0.1

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.937 -0.6 -0.006 1.65 L-Jul. 2021 6.8

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(15)

23.555 0.4 0.101 0.04 L-Sep. 2016 0.4

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(15)

22.372 0.4 0.096 0.04 L-Sep. 2016 0.4

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.346 0.3 0.001 0.12 L-Jan. 2021 0.5

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.080 0.5 0.005 0.07 L-Jul. 2021 0.5

Water and sewerage maintenance

0.789 0.2 0.002 0.09 - -

Garbage and trash collection(4)(13)

0.292 1.1 0.003 0.15 L-Nov. 2018 3.0

Household operations(4)(5)

0.898 -0.2 -0.002 0.13 S-Jun. 2021 -0.9

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.310 -2.3 -0.007 0.20 S-Jun. 2021 -2.8

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.296 1.9 0.006 0.07 L-Jun. 2019 6.1

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

0.097 -0.8 -0.001 0.63 S-Jul. 2021 -1.1

Repair of household items(4)(5)

           

Medical care services

7.055 -0.1 -0.007 0.09 S-May 2021 -0.1

Professional services

3.593 -0.2 -0.006 0.12 S-Apr. 2021 -0.2

Physicians' services(4)

1.804 -0.3 -0.005 0.16 S-Apr. 2021 -0.3

Dental services

0.978 0.0 0.000 0.24 S-Jun. 2021 -0.2

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.351 0.0 0.000 0.28 S-Jun. 2021 -1.1

Services by other medical professionals(4)(9)

0.459 0.3 0.002 0.06 L-Jan. 2021 1.6

Hospital and related services

2.372 0.1 0.003 0.13 S-Feb. 2021 0.0

Hospital services(16)

2.178 0.1 0.002 0.14 S-Feb. 2021 -0.1

Inpatient hospital services(16)(6)

  0.0   0.24 S-Jun. 2021 0.0

Outpatient hospital services(9)(6)

  0.2   0.22 S-Apr. 2021 -0.2

Nursing homes and adult day services(16)

0.121 0.6 0.001 0.14 L-Oct. 2017 0.6

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

0.072 0.3 0.000 0.18 L-Jun. 2021 0.5

Health insurance(4)(8)

1.090 -1.0 -0.010 0.08 S-Jun. 2021 -1.0

Transportation services

5.094 -0.5 -0.024 0.28 L-Jun. 2021 1.5

Leased cars and trucks(4)(14)

           

Car and truck rental(5)

0.190 -2.9 -0.005 1.88 L-Jun. 2021 5.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.082 0.0 0.000 0.17 S-May 2021 -0.3

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.059 0.2 0.000 0.20 S-Jul. 2021 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.621 0.7 0.004 0.24 L-Mar. 2021 0.7

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.344 -1.3 -0.005 0.23 S-EVER -

Motor vehicle insurance

1.579 2.1 0.032 0.51 L-Apr. 2021 2.5

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.546 0.2 0.001 0.21 L-Jul. 2021 0.4

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

0.284 0.0 0.000 0.04 S-Jun. 2021 0.0

Parking and other fees(4)(5)

0.248 0.5 0.001 0.43 L-Jul. 2021 0.8

Parking fees and tolls(5)(6)

  0.5   0.50 L-Jul. 2021 0.8

Public transportation

1.096 -5.0 -0.056 0.65 L-Jul. 2021 0.4

Airline fares

0.623 -6.4 -0.041 0.82 L-Jul. 2021 -0.1

Other intercity transportation

0.180 -1.7 -0.003 0.85 S-Jul. 2021 -2.0

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  -2.4   1.02 S-Jun. 2019 -2.9

Intracity transportation(4)

0.291 -1.9 -0.006 0.46 S-Oct. 2020 -4.1

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

  -0.3   0.31 S-Jan. 2021 -0.6

Recreation services(11)

3.702 0.4 0.014 0.23 L-Jul. 2021 0.6

Video and audio services(11)

1.245 0.4 0.005 0.17 L-Jul. 2021 0.6

Cable and satellite television service(13)

1.171 0.5 0.006 0.15 L-Jul. 2021 0.5

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

0.074 -0.8 -0.001 1.18 S-Apr. 2021 -2.8

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

  -2.2   1.57 S-Apr. 2021 -4.1

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

  0.7   0.21 S-Jul. 2021 -1.3

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.550 0.3 0.001 0.20 - -

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.3   0.22 L-May 2021 1.2

Photographers and photo processing(4)(5)

0.043 0.0 0.000 0.38 L-Jul. 2021 1.0

Other recreation services(5)

1.863 0.4 0.007 0.43 L-Jul. 2021 0.8

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

0.661 0.0 0.000 0.32 S-Jun. 2021 0.0

Admissions(4)

0.677 1.0 0.006 0.85 L-Jul. 2021 1.4

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

  -0.1   0.78 L-Jul. 2021 1.7

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

  0.2   2.17 S-Jun. 2021 -2.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.215 -0.6 -0.001 0.22 S-May 2021 -0.7

Education and communication services(11)

6.064 0.4 0.023 0.07 L-Jul. 2020 1.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.815 0.4 0.011 0.05 L-Aug. 2018 0.7

College tuition and fees

1.505 0.5 0.008 0.06 L-Oct. 2018 0.6

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.420 -0.5 -0.002 0.14 S-Aug. 1996 -0.8

Day care and preschool(12)

0.740 0.7 0.005 0.05 L-Aug. 2018 0.7

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.035 -0.1 0.000 0.21 S-May 2021 -0.1

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.109 0.2 0.000 0.03 S-Feb. 2021 -0.5

Postage

0.099 0.4 0.000 0.00 - -

Delivery services(5)

0.010 -1.8 0.000 0.35 S-Jan. 2016 -2.8

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.265 0.2 0.006 0.09 L-Jun. 2021 0.2

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.853 0.4 0.008 0.10 L-Aug. 2020 0.8

Land-line telephone services(4)(11)

0.412 -0.5 -0.002 0.19 S-Oct. 2018 -1.1

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.864 0.6 0.005 0.20 S-Jul. 2021 0.4

Other personal services(4)(11)

1.640 0.1 0.002 0.17 S-May 2021 -0.1

Personal care services(4)

0.686 -0.4 -0.002 0.35 S-May 2021 -0.6

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

0.686 -0.4 -0.002 0.35 S-May 2021 -0.6

Miscellaneous personal services(4)

0.954 0.5 0.004 0.12 L-Jul. 2021 0.5

Legal services(4)(9)

0.239 1.8 0.004 0.05 L-Feb. 2018 2.6

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.135 0.0 0.000 0.10 S-Jul. 2021 -0.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.221 0.2 0.000 0.17 S-Mar. 2021 -0.1

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

0.029 0.8 0.000 0.37 L-Sep. 2020 1.0

Financial services(9)

0.221 -0.2 -0.001 0.38 L-Jul. 2021 1.0

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

  0.0   0.17 L-Jul. 2021 0.1

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

  -0.7   0.36 S-Apr. 2020 -1.0

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

86.103 0.3 0.284 0.04 - -

All items less shelter

67.448 0.4 0.281 0.05 L-Jul. 2021 0.5

All items less food and shelter

53.551 0.3 0.152 0.06 - -

All items less food, shelter, and energy

46.257 0.1 0.061 0.07 - -

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

42.829 0.2 0.085 0.07 - -

All items less medical care

91.450 0.5 0.415 0.04 L-Jul. 2021 0.5

All items less energy

92.706 0.3 0.321 0.04 L-Jul. 2021 0.4

Commodities

38.692 0.6 0.232 0.07 - -

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.296 0.4 0.075 0.11 S-Mar. 2021 0.0

Commodities less food

24.795 0.4 0.103 0.10 S-Nov. 2020 0.1

Commodities less food and beverages

23.788 0.4 0.102 0.10 S-Nov. 2020 0.1

Services

61.308 0.3 0.181 0.04 L-Jul. 2021 0.3

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.102 0.1 0.036 0.07 L-Jul. 2021 0.1

Services less medical care services

54.254 0.3 0.172 0.05 L-Jul. 2021 0.3

Durables

11.673 0.4 0.045 0.11 L-Jul. 2021 0.6

Nondurables

27.019 0.4 0.116 0.08 S-Apr. 2021 -0.3

Nondurables less food

13.122 0.1 0.015 0.14 S-Apr. 2021 -0.6

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.115 0.1 0.012 0.15 S-Apr. 2021 -0.6

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.430 0.5 0.048 0.12 S-May 2021 0.1

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.436 0.5 0.050 0.11 S-May 2021 0.1

Housing

41.640 0.5 0.229 0.05 L-Apr. 2021 0.5

Education and communication(5)

6.551 0.4 0.026 0.08 L-Jul. 2020 1.1

Education(5)

2.919 0.4 0.011 0.06 L-May 2021 0.4

Communication(5)

3.632 0.4 0.015 0.13 L-Apr. 2021 0.4

Information and information processing(5)

3.523 0.4 0.014 0.13 L-Apr. 2021 0.4

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.257 0.7 0.009 0.27 S-Jul. 2021 0.6

Recreation(5)

5.679 0.2 0.009 0.18 S-Jun. 2021 0.2

Video and audio(5)

1.512 0.3 0.004 0.17 S-May 2021 0.3

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.162 0.4 0.004 0.22 L-Jul. 2021 0.6

Photography(5)

0.070 0.1 0.000 0.38 L-Jul. 2021 0.7

Food and beverages

14.904 0.9 0.130 0.09 L-Apr. 2020 1.4

Domestically produced farm food(4)

6.392 1.1 0.070 0.17 L-May 2020 1.1

Other services

11.406 0.3 0.038 0.10 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.041 -1.6 -0.034 0.56 S-May 2020 -2.5

Fuels and utilities

4.466 1.1 0.050 0.14 L-Feb. 2021 1.1

Household energy

3.385 1.3 0.045 0.18 L-Apr. 2021 1.3

Medical care

8.550 0.0 -0.002 0.08 S-Jun. 2021 -0.1

Transportation

16.901 0.3 0.048 0.13 L-Jul. 2021 0.6

Private transportation

15.804 0.7 0.105 0.11 L-Jul. 2021 0.7

New and used motor vehicles(5)

8.292 0.3 0.021 0.10 L-Jul. 2021 0.6

Utilities and public transportation

8.836 0.0 0.002 0.12 L-Jul. 2021 0.2

Household furnishings and operations

4.623 1.0 0.048 0.19 S-Jul. 2021 0.0

Other goods and services

3.090 0.1 0.003 0.13 S-Jun. 2021 0.1

Personal care(4)

2.484 -0.1 -0.001 0.16 S-May 2021 -0.2

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


Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, September 2021, 12-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Aug.
2021
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Sep. 2020-
Sep. 2021
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Sep. 2020-
Sep. 2021(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 5.4   0.09 L-Jul. 2021 5.4

Food

13.897 4.6 0.646 0.16 L-Dec. 2011 4.7

Food at home

7.652 4.5 0.351 0.24 L-Aug. 2020 4.6

Cereals and bakery products

0.971 2.7 0.027 0.52 L-Feb. 2021 2.7

Cereals and cereal products

0.297 1.4 0.004 0.79 S-Jul. 2021 0.7

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.042 4.1 0.002 1.47 L-Aug. 2012 4.3

Breakfast cereal

0.137 1.2 0.002 1.30 S-Jun. 2021 -0.3

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.119 0.8 0.001 1.30 L-Mar. 2021 2.1

Rice(4)(5)

  0.1   1.80 L-Apr. 2021 0.4

Bakery products

0.674 3.2 0.023 0.68 L-Aug. 2020 3.4

Bread(4)

0.191 2.2 0.004 1.23 L-Mar. 2021 2.3

White bread(5)

  1.4   1.35 L-Jun. 2021 1.5

Bread other than white(5)

  2.8   1.27 L-Feb. 2021 3.4

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.096 4.0 0.004 1.53 L-Mar. 2021 4.4

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.174 3.9 0.007 1.06 L-Jul. 2012 5.3

Cookies(5)

  2.4   1.36 L-Mar. 2021 4.5

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  5.1   1.83 L-Jul. 2012 5.3

Other bakery products

0.213 3.4 0.007 1.12 L-Jul. 2020 3.8

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  2.9   2.11 L-Mar. 2021 4.7

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  7.1   1.89 L-Feb. 2012 7.3

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

  0.3   1.51 S-Jul. 2021 0.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.802 10.5 0.183 0.50 L-Jun. 2020 12.8

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.703 10.4 0.171 0.51 L-Jun. 2020 12.9

Meats

1.082 12.6 0.131 0.64 L-Jun. 2020 16.7

Beef and veal

0.515 17.6 0.084 0.93 L-Jun. 2020 25.1

Uncooked ground beef

0.180 10.8 0.019 1.27 L-Jul. 2020 15.0

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.082 20.8 0.016 2.74 L-Jun. 2020 25.4

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.205 22.1 0.040 1.39 L-Jun. 2020 24.4

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.048 20.6 0.009 2.51 L-Jun. 2020 20.9

Pork

0.346 12.7 0.041 1.15 L-Nov. 2010 12.9

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.142 14.6 0.019 1.43 L-May 2011 15.7

Bacon and related products(5)

  19.3   1.36 L-Jun. 2011 20.0

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  7.9   2.43 L-Nov. 2014 11.6

Ham

0.067 7.0 0.005 3.22 L-Jun. 2020 12.4

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  7.7   3.42 L-Jun. 2020 13.1

Pork chops

0.054 5.9 0.003 2.49 S-Jul. 2021 4.7

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

0.083 19.2 0.014 2.52 L-Sep. 2014 20.0

Other meats

0.221 2.4 0.005 1.06 L-Apr. 2021 2.4

Frankfurters(5)

  -1.2   2.85 L-May 2021 0.3

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  1.6   1.25 L-Apr. 2021 1.9

Poultry

0.342 6.1 0.021 1.09 S-Jul. 2021 5.3

Chicken(4)

0.279 7.6 0.021 1.13 L-Jun. 2020 8.7

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  7.2   2.20 L-Jul. 2020 8.4

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  8.1   1.56 S-Jul. 2021 6.6

Other uncooked poultry including turkey(4)

0.064 -0.1 0.000 3.45 S-Aug. 2019 -0.8

Fish and seafood

0.278 7.1 0.020 0.94 L-Jun. 2014 7.2

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.144 10.7 0.015 1.53 L-May 2011 11.4

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.134 3.4 0.005 1.06 L-Jul. 2021 4.7

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  -1.3   1.74 S-Feb. 2018 -1.3

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  6.6   1.70 L-Jul. 2021 6.6

Eggs

0.099 12.6 0.012 1.87 L-May 2020 13.5

Dairy and related products

0.749 0.6 0.005 0.62 L-Jul. 2021 1.8

Milk(4)

0.208 1.8 0.004 1.11 L-Jul. 2021 6.2

Fresh whole milk(5)

  3.2   1.99 L-Jul. 2021 8.1

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  1.4   1.10 L-Jul. 2021 5.1

Cheese and related products

0.249 -1.0 -0.003 0.91 L-Jul. 2021 0.1

Ice cream and related products

0.104 0.3 0.000 1.40 L-Jul. 2021 0.4

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.188 1.5 0.003 1.03 L-Feb. 2021 3.2

Fruits and vegetables

1.306 3.0 0.040 0.62 L-Jun. 2021 3.2

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.025 3.3 0.035 0.76 L-Jun. 2021 3.8

Fresh fruits

0.532 5.0 0.027 1.19 L-Jul. 2021 5.2

Apples

0.078 7.8 0.006 1.95 L-Aug. 2016 10.3

Bananas

0.072 1.9 0.001 1.54 L-Nov. 2019 2.0

Citrus fruits(4)

0.145 3.6 0.005 1.83 S-Jul. 2021 3.1

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  1.4   2.52 L-Jun. 2021 7.6

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.237 6.0 0.014 1.94 L-Jul. 2021 7.5

Fresh vegetables

0.493 1.6 0.008 0.89 L-Mar. 2021 2.0

Potatoes

0.080 3.5 0.003 2.00 L-Aug. 2020 4.9

Lettuce

0.061 5.0 0.003 2.64 S-May 2021 4.3

Tomatoes

0.078 1.0 0.001 2.33 S-Jul. 2021 -0.8

Other fresh vegetables

0.274 0.5 0.001 1.36 S-Jul. 2021 -1.0

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.282 1.8 0.005 0.77 S-Jul. 2021 1.7

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.148 2.4 0.004 1.17 S-Jun. 2021 2.1

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  0.6   1.49 S-Mar. 2020 -1.9

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  3.8   1.67 S-Jul. 2021 3.6

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.085 1.1 0.001 1.35 S-Jun. 2021 0.5

Frozen vegetables(5)

  -1.0   1.73 S-Feb. 2019 -1.2

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.049 0.9 0.000 1.65 L-Apr. 2021 2.8

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

  3.5   3.56 L-Apr. 2021 6.7

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.910 3.7 0.035 0.59 L-Feb. 2021 4.0

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.650 3.9 0.026 0.72 L-Mar. 2021 4.1

Carbonated drinks

0.277 5.3 0.015 1.46 L-Mar. 2021 5.5

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.006 1.8 0.000 2.35 L-Feb. 2021 2.5

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.367 2.8 0.011 0.84 L-Mar. 2021 3.1

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.260 3.4 0.009 0.94 L-Feb. 2015 4.1

Coffee

0.166 4.0 0.007 1.23 L-May 2015 4.2

Roasted coffee(5)

  4.3   1.70 L-May 2015 4.9

Instant coffee(5)

  3.2   1.91 L-Jun. 2019 3.5

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.093 2.5 0.002 1.20 S-Jun. 2021 2.4

Other food at home

1.915 3.1 0.061 0.39 L-Jan. 2021 3.4

Sugar and sweets

0.261 2.8 0.008 0.87 S-Jun. 2021 2.6

Sugar and sugar substitutes

0.037 3.9 0.001 1.43 L-Jul. 2021 4.0

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.173 2.0 0.004 1.23 S-Apr. 2021 1.6

Other sweets(4)

0.052 4.8 0.003 1.40 L-Jul. 2012 4.8

Fats and oils

0.216