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Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U. S. city average, special aggregate indexes

Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes, August 2020 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Jul.
2020
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Aug.
2019
Jul.
2020
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2019-
Aug.
2020
Jul.
2020-
Aug.
2020
May
2020-
Jun.
2020
Jun.
2020-
Jul.
2020
Jul.
2020-
Aug.
2020

All items less food

85.867 256.250 257.553 258.465 0.9 0.4 0.6 0.8 0.4

All items less shelter

66.622 234.853 235.820 236.785 0.8 0.4 0.8 0.8 0.5

All items less food and shelter

52.490 228.658 227.475 228.608 0.0 0.5 0.8 1.1 0.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

46.317 233.367 235.111 236.485 1.3 0.6 0.3 0.9 0.6

All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks

43.725 238.745 240.841 241.498 1.2 0.3 0.4 0.8 0.3

All items less medical care

91.016 244.836 246.479 247.304 1.0 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.4

All items less energy

93.828 262.592 267.149 268.073 2.1 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3

Commodities

37.240 185.686 184.590 185.830 0.1 0.7 1.2 0.6 0.8

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.488 145.392 144.465 145.171 -0.2 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4

Commodities less food

23.107 153.408 148.471 150.007 -2.2 1.0 1.5 1.3 1.2

Commodities less food and beverages

22.074 149.991 144.856 146.405 -2.4 1.1 1.6 1.3 1.2

Services

62.760 326.489 332.797 333.141 2.0 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.1

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.749 343.892 349.557 349.819 1.7 0.1 0.3 0.9 0.2

Services less medical care services

55.392 310.364 315.055 315.390 1.6 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.2

Durables

10.751 105.331 105.252 106.970 1.6 1.6 -0.2 0.9 1.8

Nondurables

26.489 226.909 225.024 225.659 -0.6 0.3 1.8 0.8 0.4

Nondurables less food

12.356 200.141 188.502 189.470 -5.3 0.5 3.0 2.0 0.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

11.323 196.830 184.196 185.181 -5.9 0.5 3.3 2.2 0.7

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

8.650 246.714 231.720 232.069 -5.9 0.2 3.8 2.5 0.7

Nondurables less food and apparel

9.683 246.124 233.004 233.387 -5.2 0.2 3.4 2.2 0.6

Housing

42.417 267.263 272.445 272.866 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Education and communication(2)

6.809 138.154 140.794 141.320 2.3 0.4 -0.1 1.1 0.1

Education(2)

3.029 266.979 270.659 271.626 1.7 0.4 0.1 0.2 -0.3

Communication(2)

3.780 73.272 74.980 75.271 2.7 0.4 -0.3 1.9 0.5

Information and information processing(2)

3.669 69.271 70.852 71.134 2.7 0.4 -0.3 1.9 0.5

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.309 7.420 7.320 7.320 -1.3 0.0 -0.5 0.0 0.2

Recreation(2)

5.762 120.458 121.304 122.074 1.3 0.6 -0.6 -0.6 0.7

Video and audio(2)

1.531 104.380 107.223 107.898 3.4 0.6 -0.1 1.1 0.6

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.188 178.751 179.540 181.015 1.3 0.8 -0.4 0.3 0.8

Photography(2)

0.072 73.621 75.921 75.659 2.8 -0.3 1.7 0.1 -0.9

Food and beverages

15.166 258.154 268.132 268.383 4.0 0.1 0.6 -0.4 0.1

Domestically produced farm food

6.563 248.907 260.984 260.645 4.7 -0.1 0.7 -1.2 -0.1

Other services

11.726 359.320 367.630 368.939 2.7 0.4 -0.3 0.4 0.2

Apparel less footwear

2.034 115.904 106.236 108.334 -6.5 2.0 1.7 1.0 0.7

Fuels and utilities

4.373 244.540 245.125 244.948 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Household energy

3.277 201.914 200.788 200.177 -0.9 -0.3 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Medical care

8.984 500.916 522.686 523.295 4.5 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.1

Transportation

15.032 211.084 200.766 202.386 -4.1 0.8 2.5 2.9 1.3

Private transportation

13.929 206.979 198.657 200.884 -2.9 1.1 2.6 2.9 1.5

New and used motor vehicles(2)

7.339 100.407 100.161 102.070 1.7 1.9 -0.2 1.3 1.9

Utilities and public transportation

8.882 218.690 218.783 218.326 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 1.3 0.1

Household furnishings and operations

4.666 123.818 126.269 126.974 2.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.9

Other goods and services

3.158 453.074 463.712 462.847 2.2 -0.2 0.4 0.3 -0.2

Personal care

2.557 234.749 238.852 238.184 1.5 -0.3 0.2 0.2 -0.3

Footnotes
(1) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(2) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(3) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.

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Last Modified Date: September 11, 2020