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, December 2017 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2017
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2016
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016-
Dec.
2017
Nov.
2017-
Dec.
2017
Sep.
2017-
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2017-
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2017-
Dec.
2017

All items

100.000 241.432 246.669 246.524 2.1 -0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1

Food

13.600 247.313 250.871 251.238 1.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2

Food at home

7.795 236.464 238.403 238.579 0.9 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.039 271.374 269.646 269.847 -0.6 0.1 -0.5 -0.2 0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.741 241.612 247.027 248.420 2.8 0.6 0.6 -0.3 0.9

Dairy and related products

0.797 217.929 216.878 216.916 -0.5 0.0 -0.3 0.3 -0.4

Fruits and vegetables

1.331 291.957 296.791 296.476 1.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.5 -0.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.930 165.965 166.271 166.006 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.6 -0.1

Other food at home

1.956 208.301 209.624 209.401 0.5 -0.1 -0.2 0.4 -0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.805 265.104 271.152 271.811 2.5 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Energy

7.462 193.306 209.383 206.598 6.9 -1.3 -1.0 3.9 -1.2

Energy commodities

3.854 200.633 229.195 222.389 10.8 -3.0 -2.3 7.1 -2.5

Fuel oil(1)

0.112 235.127 263.132 270.955 15.2 3.0 2.3 5.0 3.0

Motor fuel

3.649 196.831 225.322 217.972 10.7 -3.3 -2.5 7.2 -2.7

Gasoline (all types)

3.593 195.915 224.227 216.781 10.7 -3.3 -2.4 7.3 -2.7

Energy services(2)

3.608 195.079 200.225 201.066 3.1 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.3

Electricity(2)

2.802 203.146 208.111 208.406 2.6 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.1

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.807 167.935 173.504 175.909 4.7 1.4 0.3 0.6 1.2

All items less food and energy

78.938 249.134 253.492 253.558 1.8 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.3

Commodities less food and energy commodities

18.647 143.668 143.295 142.647 -0.7 -0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.2

Apparel

3.037 122.637 125.398 120.614 -1.6 -3.8 -0.1 -1.3 -0.5

New vehicles

3.555 147.299 145.442 146.522 -0.5 0.7 -0.2 0.3 0.6

Used cars and trucks

1.907 137.475 134.901 136.118 -1.0 0.9 0.7 1.0 1.4

Medical care commodities

1.846 371.561 378.328 380.087 2.3 0.5 0.0 0.6 1.0

Alcoholic beverages

0.945 243.414 246.991 246.791 1.4 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0

Tobacco and smoking products

0.694 983.271 1,048.219 1,046.785 6.5 -0.1 1.6 0.2 -0.6

Services less energy services

60.291 314.190 321.690 322.250 2.6 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3

Shelter

33.902 292.612 301.185 301.985 3.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.961 302.735 312.670 313.904 3.7 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4

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

24.749 300.501 309.101 310.041 3.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Medical care services

6.650 500.845 508.879 509.045 1.6 0.0 0.3 -0.1 0.2

Physicians' services(2)

1.641 384.519 377.037 377.734 -1.8 0.2 0.2 -0.8 0.3

Hospital services(2)(4)

2.304 307.465 322.871 323.114 5.1 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.3

Transportation services

6.012 302.410 313.772 313.645 3.7 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.158 278.002 282.502 283.107 1.8 0.2 0.4 -0.3 0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.614 507.589 543.613 547.586 7.9 0.7 0.1 0.8 0.6

Airline fares

0.617 265.436 267.970 254.947 -4.0 -4.9 0.6 -2.4 -0.5

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: January 12, 2018