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, March 2017 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Feb.
2017
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Mar.
2016
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Mar.
2016-
Mar.
2017
Feb.
2017-
Mar.
2017
Dec.
2016-
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2017-
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2017-
Mar.
2017

All items

100.000 238.132 243.603 243.801 2.4 0.1 0.6 0.1 -0.3

Food

13.657 247.978 248.791 249.165 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3

Food at home

7.877 240.329 237.918 238.256 -0.9 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.5

Cereals and bakery products

1.060 273.162 271.708 272.174 -0.4 0.2 -0.1 -0.4 0.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.735 250.837 243.057 244.306 -2.6 0.5 0.7 0.2 0.3

Dairy and related products

0.821 218.131 220.552 218.567 0.2 -0.9 0.8 0.8 -0.6

Fruits and vegetables

1.327 298.162 292.222 292.932 -1.8 0.2 -1.7 0.7 1.6

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.960 168.187 169.451 168.455 0.2 -0.6 -0.3 1.5 -0.1

Other food at home

1.974 209.743 208.914 210.002 0.1 0.5 0.2 -0.4 0.7

Food away from home(1)

5.780 260.883 266.626 267.055 2.4 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.2

Energy

7.153 179.017 198.195 198.597 10.9 0.2 4.0 -1.0 -3.2

Energy commodities

3.524 174.500 206.984 209.029 19.8 1.0 7.6 -2.8 -6.0

Fuel oil(1)

0.105 192.617 242.467 240.619 24.9 -0.8 3.5 -0.4 -0.8

Motor fuel

3.328 171.050 202.912 205.155 19.9 1.1 7.9 -2.9 -6.1

Gasoline (all types)

3.277 170.356 201.957 204.217 19.9 1.1 7.8 -3.0 -6.2

Energy services(2)

3.628 191.203 198.820 197.709 3.4 -0.6 0.3 1.0 -0.3

Electricity(2)

2.814 202.487 206.416 205.692 1.6 -0.4 0.0 0.8 -0.1

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.814 154.822 172.967 170.755 10.3 -1.3 1.5 1.5 -0.8

All items less food and energy

79.191 246.358 251.143 251.290 2.0 0.1 0.3 0.2 -0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.125 146.367 145.140 145.527 -0.6 0.3 0.4 0.0 -0.3

Apparel

3.092 127.427 126.100 128.250 0.6 1.7 1.4 0.6 -0.7

New vehicles

3.687 148.227 148.993 148.543 0.2 -0.3 0.9 -0.2 -0.3

Used cars and trucks

1.974 146.178 137.899 139.372 -4.7 1.1 -0.4 -0.6 -0.9

Medical care commodities

1.858 362.386 376.078 376.440 3.9 0.1 0.3 -0.2 0.2

Alcoholic beverages

0.948 242.230 244.622 244.978 1.1 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.2

Tobacco and smoking products

0.660 953.512 984.756 987.910 3.6 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.5

Services less energy services

60.066 307.703 316.506 316.481 2.9 0.0 0.3 0.3 -0.1

Shelter

33.561 285.196 294.444 295.044 3.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.843 293.489 304.211 304.868 3.9 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

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

24.468 292.080 301.785 302.259 3.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Medical care services

6.697 489.520 506.105 505.991 3.4 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1

Physicians' services(2)

1.699 372.672 385.353 383.965 3.0 -0.4 0.0 0.1 -0.3

Hospital services(2)(4)

2.268 300.303 313.974 314.529 4.7 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4

Transportation services

5.941 296.363 306.221 307.490 3.8 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.162 273.980 279.782 279.600 2.1 -0.1 0.5 0.1 -0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.501 478.644 513.469 517.619 8.1 0.8 0.8 0.5 1.2

Airline fares

0.654 283.584 280.517 283.583 0.0 1.1 2.0 2.4 0.4

Footnotes
(1) Not seasonally adjusted.
(2) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(3) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(4) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.

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

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Last Modified Date: April 14, 2017