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, September 2017 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Aug.
2017
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Sep.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sep.
2017
Sep.
2016-
Sep.
2017
Aug.
2017-
Sep.
2017
Jun.
2017-
Jul.
2017
Jul.
2017-
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2017-
Sep.
2017

All items

100.000 241.428 245.519 246.819 2.2 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.5

Food

13.643 247.917 250.493 250.993 1.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1

Food at home

7.846 238.120 238.843 239.128 0.4 0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.0

Cereals and bakery products

1.055 272.089 272.544 271.750 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4 0.3 0.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.756 246.642 247.985 247.613 0.4 -0.2 0.7 -0.2 -0.4

Dairy and related products

0.799 216.693 216.537 216.564 -0.1 0.0 0.3 -0.4 -0.6

Fruits and vegetables

1.330 293.423 295.009 297.047 1.2 0.7 0.5 -0.2 -0.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.938 166.573 166.822 167.429 0.5 0.4 -0.3 -0.4 0.4

Other food at home

1.968 209.426 209.905 210.159 0.4 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.2

Food away from home(1)

5.797 264.102 269.522 270.353 2.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

Energy

7.372 195.852 205.894 215.711 10.1 4.8 -0.1 2.8 6.1

Energy commodities

3.598 197.603 212.978 234.982 18.9 10.3 0.0 6.1 12.6

Fuel oil(1)

0.097 212.019 226.590 245.085 15.6 8.2 -2.0 2.9 8.2

Motor fuel

3.415 194.660 209.881 232.076 19.2 10.6 0.0 6.3 13.0

Gasoline (all types)

3.365 193.817 209.000 231.182 19.3 10.6 0.0 6.3 13.1

Energy services(2)

3.774 202.941 208.454 207.339 2.2 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2

Electricity(2)

2.963 214.381 219.078 218.117 1.7 -0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.811 165.881 173.646 172.111 3.8 -0.9 -2.3 -0.5 -0.8

All items less food and energy

78.985 248.731 252.460 252.941 1.7 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

18.813 145.562 143.895 144.108 -1.0 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Apparel

3.020 128.429 124.147 128.150 -0.2 3.2 0.3 0.1 -0.1

New vehicles

3.578 146.499 145.712 145.037 -1.0 -0.5 -0.5 0.0 -0.4

Used cars and trucks

1.980 142.482 139.350 137.141 -3.7 -1.6 -0.5 -0.2 -0.2

Medical care commodities

1.868 374.142 381.114 377.869 1.0 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.8

Alcoholic beverages

0.942 242.614 245.042 245.884 1.3 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.4

Tobacco and smoking products

0.684 970.921 1,029.619 1,031.891 6.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.4

Services less energy services

60.172 312.205 319.559 320.210 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.2

Shelter

33.832 290.445 299.157 299.844 3.2 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.917 298.962 309.479 310.268 3.8 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.2

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

24.632 297.636 306.201 307.106 3.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2

Medical care services

6.662 499.483 507.390 508.078 1.7 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.1

Physicians' services(2)

1.658 382.134 378.990 379.169 -0.8 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.2

Hospital services(2)(4)

2.290 306.404 319.394 320.449 4.6 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.2

Transportation services

5.957 298.129 309.469 309.704 3.9 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.156 275.331 280.488 282.203 2.5 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.6

Motor vehicle insurance

2.565 492.119 530.908 532.455 8.2 0.3 0.3 1.0 0.5

Airline fares

0.600 267.457 259.359 259.143 -3.1 -0.1 0.7 -1.0 -0.1

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: October 13, 2017