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

All items

100.000 239.261 243.801 244.524 2.2 0.3 0.1 -0.3 0.2

Food

13.666 248.413 249.165 249.739 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Food at home

7.882 240.635 238.256 238.817 -0.8 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.061 273.924 272.174 271.865 -0.8 -0.1 -0.4 0.3 -0.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.742 250.839 244.306 243.330 -3.0 -0.4 0.2 0.3 -0.6

Dairy and related products

0.813 218.315 218.567 217.827 -0.2 -0.3 0.8 -0.6 -0.2

Fruits and vegetables

1.330 296.217 292.932 298.164 0.7 1.8 0.7 1.6 2.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.954 168.771 168.455 168.354 -0.2 -0.1 1.5 -0.1 -0.3

Other food at home

1.983 211.009 210.002 210.668 -0.2 0.3 -0.4 0.7 0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.784 261.517 267.055 267.652 2.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Energy

7.161 185.652 198.597 202.869 9.3 2.2 -1.0 -3.2 1.1

Energy commodities

3.556 189.322 209.029 216.791 14.5 3.7 -2.8 -6.0 1.3

Fuel oil(1)

0.104 196.349 240.619 239.822 22.1 -0.3 -0.4 -0.8 -0.3

Motor fuel

3.362 186.428 205.155 213.288 14.4 4.0 -2.9 -6.1 1.2

Gasoline (all types)

3.311 185.808 204.217 212.424 14.3 4.0 -3.0 -6.2 1.2

Energy services(2)

3.605 190.495 197.709 198.915 4.4 0.6 1.0 -0.3 0.9

Electricity(2)

2.802 201.778 205.692 206.671 2.4 0.5 0.8 -0.1 0.6

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.803 154.130 170.755 172.597 12.0 1.1 1.5 -0.8 2.2

All items less food and energy

79.173 246.992 251.290 251.642 1.9 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.160 146.565 145.527 145.665 -0.6 0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.2

Apparel

3.142 127.770 128.250 128.349 0.5 0.1 0.6 -0.7 -0.3

New vehicles

3.673 147.895 148.543 148.457 0.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.994 147.489 139.372 140.654 -4.6 0.9 -0.6 -0.9 -0.5

Medical care commodities

1.858 363.843 376.440 373.231 2.6 -0.9 -0.2 0.2 -0.8

Alcoholic beverages

0.948 242.407 244.978 245.500 1.3 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.3

Tobacco and smoking products

0.661 952.185 987.910 1,025.961 7.7 3.9 0.4 0.5 4.2

Services less energy services

60.012 308.619 316.481 316.971 2.7 0.2 0.3 -0.1 0.1

Shelter

33.602 285.836 295.044 295.706 3.5 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.854 294.175 304.868 305.477 3.8 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

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

24.486 292.855 302.259 302.767 3.4 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Medical care services

6.690 490.848 505.991 505.855 3.1 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0

Physicians' services(2)

1.691 372.961 383.965 379.886 1.9 -1.1 0.1 -0.3 -1.2

Hospital services(2)(4)

2.271 300.733 314.529 317.053 5.4 0.8 0.4 0.4 1.0

Transportation services

5.961 299.635 307.490 308.908 3.1 0.5 0.7 0.4 -0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.160 274.864 279.600 280.170 1.9 0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.519 483.823 517.619 516.203 6.7 -0.3 0.5 1.2 -0.4

Airline fares

0.660 295.909 283.583 294.034 -0.6 3.7 2.4 0.4 -0.6

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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