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Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U. S. city average, by expenditure category

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

All items

100.000 256.558 259.101 259.918 1.3 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.4

Food

14.133 258.410 268.863 269.079 4.1 0.1 0.6 -0.4 0.1

Food at home

7.853 241.153 252.563 252.352 4.6 -0.1 0.7 -1.1 -0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.012 276.619 285.204 284.472 2.8 -0.3 0.4 -0.4 -0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.788 249.277 271.028 266.969 7.1 -1.5 2.0 -3.8 -1.7

Dairy and related products

0.780 218.758 227.114 231.231 5.7 1.8 -0.4 -0.8 1.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.346 298.600 306.123 306.754 2.7 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.939 170.067 178.167 178.684 5.1 0.3 0.7 -0.5 0.1

Other food at home

1.989 210.841 219.254 219.607 4.2 0.2 0.2 -0.2 0.5

Food away from home(1)

6.279 285.507 294.599 295.437 3.5 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.3

Energy

6.172 216.978 197.665 197.362 -9.0 -0.2 5.1 2.5 0.9

Energy commodities

3.027 238.431 198.365 198.496 -16.7 0.1 11.7 5.3 2.0

Fuel oil

0.074 271.766 203.084 207.623 -23.6 2.2 10.2 4.3 3.9

Motor fuel

2.895 234.746 195.317 195.352 -16.8 0.0 12.0 5.5 2.0

Gasoline (all types)

2.832 233.625 194.397 194.449 -16.8 0.0 12.3 5.6 2.0

Energy services

3.146 205.900 206.388 205.636 -0.1 -0.4 -0.2 0.0 -0.2

Electricity

2.488 217.811 218.820 217.680 -0.1 -0.5 -0.3 0.3 -0.2

Utility (piped) gas service

0.658 167.803 166.536 166.916 -0.5 0.2 0.0 -1.0 -0.2

All items less food and energy

79.695 264.169 267.703 268.756 1.7 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.4

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.080 144.806 143.696 145.391 0.4 1.2 0.2 0.7 1.0

Apparel

2.673 123.641 114.267 116.299 -5.9 1.8 1.7 1.1 0.6

New vehicles

3.744 146.456 147.803 147.412 0.7 -0.3 0.0 0.8 0.0

Used cars and trucks

2.592 144.026 141.493 149.765 4.0 5.8 -1.2 2.3 5.4

Medical care commodities

1.616 382.519 384.377 385.409 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages

1.033 253.314 256.960 257.678 1.7 0.3 0.2 -0.3 0.3

Tobacco and smoking products

0.600 1,124.082 1,178.054 1,180.537 5.0 0.2 1.1 0.8 0.4

Services less energy services

59.615 338.619 345.493 345.936 2.2 0.1 0.3 0.6 0.2

Shelter

33.378 319.679 326.580 326.997 2.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Rent of primary residence

7.846 332.638 341.950 342.444 2.9 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

24.207 326.977 335.144 335.763 2.7 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1

Medical care services

7.368 539.066 567.299 567.771 5.3 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.1

Physicians' services

1.832 382.858 392.928 393.025 2.7 0.0 0.5 0.7 0.1

Hospital services(3)

2.222 339.781 353.381 353.332 4.0 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.1

Transportation services

5.169 324.396 312.938 311.422 -4.0 -0.5 2.1 3.6 0.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.089 297.884 305.573 307.554 3.2 0.6 0.1 -0.1 0.6

Motor vehicle insurance

1.644 568.972 558.276 560.623 -1.5 0.4 5.1 9.3 0.5

Airline fares

0.632 259.849 204.785 199.496 -23.2 -2.6 2.6 5.4 1.2

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

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Last Modified Date: September 11, 2020