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 2019 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Feb.
2019
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Mar.
2018
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Mar.
2018-
Mar.
2019
Feb.
2019-
Mar.
2019
Dec.
2018-
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2019-
Feb.
2019
Feb.
2019-
Mar.
2019

All items

100.000 249.554 252.776 254.202 1.9 0.6 0.0 0.2 0.4

Food

13.364 252.370 257.222 257.724 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.3

Food at home

7.304 239.158 242.057 242.555 1.4 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.4

Cereals and bakery products

0.962 272.345 275.996 277.275 1.8 0.5 -0.4 0.7 0.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.596 249.516 248.597 249.062 -0.2 0.2 0.6 0.2 -0.2

Dairy and related products

0.724 216.497 216.595 217.531 0.5 0.4 -0.3 0.3 0.6

Fruits and vegetables

1.305 293.870 304.621 305.399 3.9 0.3 -0.3 0.9 1.6

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.884 167.758 172.488 172.060 2.6 -0.2 0.8 0.7 0.0

Other food at home

1.833 210.012 211.168 211.550 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.1

Food away from home(1)

6.060 273.733 281.373 281.887 3.0 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.2

Energy

7.190 212.554 202.740 211.724 -0.4 4.4 -3.1 0.4 3.5

Energy commodities

3.829 232.716 213.270 231.228 -0.6 8.4 -5.3 1.5 6.2

Fuel oil

0.113 288.737 285.668 287.496 -0.4 0.6 -1.3 2.6 2.1

Motor fuel

3.641 228.068 208.242 226.616 -0.6 8.8 -5.5 1.5 6.4

Gasoline (all types)

3.556 226.872 206.749 225.282 -0.7 9.0 -5.5 1.5 6.5

Energy services

3.361 202.625 202.690 202.461 -0.1 -0.1 -0.5 -0.8 0.3

Electricity

2.594 210.273 210.939 210.937 0.3 0.0 -0.6 -0.3 0.4

Utility (piped) gas service

0.767 176.567 174.950 174.089 -1.4 -0.5 -0.3 -2.4 -0.1

All items less food and energy

79.446 256.610 261.114 261.836 2.0 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.624 145.050 144.609 144.994 0.0 0.3 0.4 -0.2 -0.2

Apparel

3.065 128.604 125.631 125.785 -2.2 0.1 1.1 0.3 -1.9

New vehicles

3.729 146.727 147.226 147.788 0.7 0.4 0.2 -0.2 0.4

Used cars and trucks

2.397 139.892 139.301 140.513 0.4 0.9 0.1 -0.7 -0.4

Medical care commodities

1.696 381.804 377.949 379.568 -0.6 0.4 0.1 -1.0 0.4

Alcoholic beverages

0.972 248.287 252.599 252.087 1.5 -0.2 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.660 1,046.450 1,088.195 1,103.240 5.4 1.4 0.3 0.5 1.6

Services less energy services

59.822 325.610 333.586 334.518 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Shelter

33.293 304.847 313.880 315.135 3.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4

Rent of primary residence

7.932 315.883 326.351 327.513 3.7 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

24.026 312.107 321.627 322.482 3.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Medical care services

7.000 516.713 527.683 528.575 2.3 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.3

Physicians' services

1.735 380.766 383.009 381.045 0.1 -0.5 0.4 0.1 -0.4

Hospital services(3)

2.335 330.759 336.234 336.648 1.8 0.1 -0.3 -0.7 0.3

Transportation services

5.962 320.774 323.575 323.982 1.0 0.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.130 283.656 291.993 294.226 3.7 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.8

Motor vehicle insurance

2.407 563.762 574.447 573.087 1.7 -0.2 -0.2 0.1 -0.1

Airline fares

0.684 267.482 259.049 259.698 -2.9 0.3 -0.9 0.5 -0.6

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: April 10, 2019