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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 2020 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Mar.
2020
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Apr.
2019
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2019-
Apr.
2020
Mar.
2020-
Apr.
2020
Jan.
2020-
Feb.
2020
Feb.
2020-
Mar.
2020
Mar.
2020-
Apr.
2020

All items

100.000 255.548 258.115 256.389 0.3 -0.7 0.1 -0.4 -0.8

Food

13.862 257.708 262.708 266.757 3.5 1.5 0.4 0.3 1.5

Food at home

7.652 241.878 245.163 251.717 4.1 2.7 0.5 0.5 2.6

Cereals and bakery products

0.989 276.640 277.646 285.160 3.1 2.7 0.5 0.1 2.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.687 249.203 254.724 266.263 6.8 4.5 0.2 0.1 4.3

Dairy and related products

0.778 217.510 225.627 228.755 5.2 1.4 1.1 0.6 1.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.323 303.503 299.641 304.809 0.4 1.7 0.0 0.8 1.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.923 170.727 174.454 179.235 5.0 2.7 0.5 0.9 2.9

Other food at home

1.954 211.078 214.565 219.233 3.9 2.2 0.8 0.6 1.9

Food away from home(1)

6.210 282.798 290.216 290.639 2.8 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Energy

6.256 222.499 199.573 183.081 -17.7 -8.3 -2.0 -5.8 -10.1

Energy commodities

3.174 253.547 207.215 174.001 -31.4 -16.0 -3.5 -10.4 -20.0

Fuel oil

0.084 291.424 229.794 194.716 -33.2 -15.3 -8.5 -13.7 -15.6

Motor fuel

3.028 249.550 203.512 170.378 -31.7 -16.3 -3.3 -10.4 -20.4

Gasoline (all types)

2.957 248.499 202.205 168.891 -32.0 -16.5 -3.4 -10.5 -20.6

Energy services

3.082 201.341 201.439 200.899 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.5 0.1

Electricity

2.412 210.525 211.332 211.040 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.1

Utility (piped) gas service

0.670 171.004 168.994 167.751 -1.9 -0.7 -0.9 -1.4 0.2

All items less food and energy

79.882 262.332 267.312 266.089 1.4 -0.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.4

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.300 144.851 144.718 143.613 -0.9 -0.8 0.2 -0.3 -0.7

Apparel

2.908 125.542 123.815 118.394 -5.7 -4.4 0.4 -2.0 -4.7

New vehicles

3.741 147.840 147.124 147.007 -0.6 -0.1 0.1 -0.4 0.0

Used cars and trucks

2.587 140.458 140.689 139.411 -0.7 -0.9 0.4 0.8 -0.4

Medical care commodities

1.623 381.256 384.498 383.911 0.7 -0.2 -0.6 0.0 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages

1.032 251.758 255.660 256.423 1.9 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3

Tobacco and smoking products

0.595 1,105.201 1,162.660 1,159.847 4.9 -0.2 0.6 1.0 -0.4

Services less energy services

59.582 335.468 343.990 342.776 2.2 -0.4 0.2 0.0 -0.4

Shelter

33.303 316.263 324.615 324.522 2.6 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0

Rent of primary residence

7.820 328.678 339.519 340.135 3.5 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

24.134 323.426 332.864 333.358 3.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2

Medical care services

7.273 529.371 557.889 559.994 5.8 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.5

Physicians' services

1.809 382.150 386.483 386.862 1.2 0.1 0.2 0.3 -0.1

Hospital services(3)

2.217 335.198 351.350 352.676 5.2 0.4 -0.1 0.4 0.5

Transportation services

5.332 325.114 321.610 307.250 -5.5 -4.5 0.3 -1.9 -4.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.088 295.266 304.131 304.376 3.1 0.1 0.7 0.6 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

1.713 570.492 579.462 534.842 -6.2 -7.7 0.5 0.6 -7.2

Airline fares

0.719 268.767 232.113 203.342 -24.3 -12.4 -0.3 -12.6 -15.2

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: May 12, 2020