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Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, 1-month analysis table

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, August 2020, 1-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jul.
2020
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jul. 2020-
Aug. 2020
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Jul. 2020-
Aug. 2020(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.4   0.04 S-May 2020 -0.1

Food

14.133 0.1 0.010 0.07 L-Jun. 2020 0.6

Food at home

7.853 -0.1 -0.008 0.12 L-Jun. 2020 0.7

Cereals and bakery products

1.012 -0.2 -0.002 0.30 L-Jun. 2020 0.4

Cereals and cereal products

0.312 -0.7 -0.002 0.54 L-Jun. 2020 0.2

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.043 0.3 0.000 0.83 L-Jun. 2020 2.1

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.142 -2.0 -0.003 0.74 S-Jan. 2016 -2.2

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.127 -0.2 0.000 0.98 - -

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   1.14 S-Jun. 2020 -0.2

Bakery products(4)

0.700 0.1 0.001 0.36 L-Jun. 2020 0.4

Bread(4)(5)

0.199 0.5 0.001 0.74 S-Jun. 2020 -0.5

White bread(4)(6)

  1.0   1.01 L-Apr. 2020 3.5

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  0.0   0.77 S-Jun. 2020 -0.4

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(5)

0.100 1.3 0.001 0.96 L-Apr. 2020 4.7

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.179 -0.3 0.000 0.71 L-Jun. 2020 1.8

Cookies(4)(6)

  0.4   1.07 L-Jun. 2020 0.7

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  -2.2   0.78 S-Apr. 2020 -2.3

Other bakery products

0.221 -0.8 -0.002 0.52 S-Mar. 2020 -1.0

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(4)(6)

  -0.3   0.83 L-Jun. 2020 1.8

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  -0.5   0.94 S-Jun. 2020 -1.0

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers(6)

  -1.1   0.75 S-Mar. 2020 -1.7

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.788 -1.7 -0.031 0.23 L-Jun. 2020 2.0

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.691 -1.7 -0.028 0.24 L-Jun. 2020 2.3

Meats

1.077 -2.6 -0.028 0.29 L-Jun. 2020 3.7

Beef and veal

0.508 -4.4 -0.022 0.45 L-Jun. 2020 4.8

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.186 -4.0 -0.007 0.75 L-Jun. 2020 6.8

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.081 -5.1 -0.004 1.31 L-Jun. 2020 1.3

Uncooked beef steaks(5)

0.196 -4.8 -0.009 0.70 L-Jun. 2020 5.1

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.046 -3.5 -0.002 0.75 L-Jun. 2020 5.1

Pork

0.337 -2.0 -0.007 0.61 L-Jun. 2020 3.3

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.136 -2.4 -0.003 0.83 S-Aug. 2019 -2.7

Bacon and related products(6)

  -4.2   0.99 S-Aug. 2019 -4.7

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  0.9   1.20 L-Jun. 2020 3.2

Ham

0.067 0.3 0.000 1.81 L-Jun. 2020 1.0

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  0.3   1.73 L-Jun. 2020 0.4

Pork chops(4)

0.055 -3.3 -0.002 1.57 L-Jun. 2020 4.3

Other pork including roasts, steaks, and ribs(5)

0.079 -1.6 -0.001 1.30 L-Jun. 2020 1.8

Other meats

0.232 0.6 0.001 0.54 L-Jun. 2020 1.9

Frankfurters(6)

  -3.2   1.31 S-Feb. 2020 -3.4

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

  1.0   0.59 L-May 2020 1.4

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

           

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)(6)

           

Poultry(4)

0.338 -0.2 -0.001 0.63 L-Jun. 2020 0.1

Chicken(4)(5)

0.276 -0.5 -0.001 0.70 L-Jun. 2020 0.2

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  -1.6   1.43 S-Jan. 2020 -2.1

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  -0.3   0.77 L-Jun. 2020 0.4

Other uncooked poultry including turkey(5)

0.063 1.4 0.001 1.43 L-May 2020 3.0

Fish and seafood

0.276 0.1 0.000 0.47 L-May 2020 0.9

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.139 -1.3 -0.002 0.71 S-Jun. 2020 -1.7

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.137 1.3 0.002 0.65 L-Apr. 2020 3.4

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  0.7   0.97 L-May 2020 1.7

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  2.0   0.84 L-Apr. 2020 5.8

Eggs

0.097 -3.0 -0.003 0.98 L-Jun. 2020 -2.7

Dairy and related products

0.780 1.5 0.012 0.31 L-Apr. 2020 1.5

Milk(5)

0.209 3.6 0.008 0.48 L-Jul. 2008 4.3

Fresh whole milk(6)

  4.2   0.70 L-Jul. 2008 4.4

Fresh milk other than whole(5)(6)

  3.0   0.52 L-Mar. 2011 3.5

Cheese and related products(4)

0.262 2.6 0.007 0.55 L-Apr. 2011 2.6

Ice cream and related products

0.110 -1.3 -0.001 0.86 S-Dec. 2019 -1.3

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.200 -0.5 -0.001 0.56 S-Jun. 2020 -1.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.346 0.2 0.003 0.35 L-Jun. 2020 0.4

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.053 0.3 0.003 0.41 L-Jun. 2020 0.4

Fresh fruits

0.534 1.4 0.007 0.56 L-Mar. 2017 1.6

Apples

0.077 -1.0 -0.001 1.21 - -

Bananas(4)

0.076 -1.6 -0.001 0.80 S-Apr. 2019 -1.9

Citrus fruits(5)

0.146 0.1 0.000 0.97 S-May 2020 -1.2

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  0.6   1.35 L-Apr. 2020 5.6

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.235 4.1 0.010 0.97 L-Mar. 2020 4.6

Fresh vegetables

0.520 -0.8 -0.004 0.59 S-Dec. 2019 -1.2

Potatoes

0.086 -0.6 0.000 1.57 L-Jun. 2020 1.3

Lettuce(4)

0.061 -1.2 -0.001 2.16 S-Feb. 2020 -3.6

Tomatoes

0.082 -0.9 -0.001 1.38 S-Apr. 2020 -1.4

Other fresh vegetables

0.290 -0.6 -0.002 0.74 S-Mar. 2020 -1.8

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.293 -0.1 0.000 0.49 - -

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.152 -1.2 -0.002 0.69 S-Apr. 2019 -1.7

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  -0.9   0.88 S-Jan. 2020 -1.4

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  -1.0   0.98 S-May 2020 -1.2

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.088 0.7 0.001 0.94 L-May 2020 1.8

Frozen vegetables(6)

  0.5   1.21 L-May 2020 1.0

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.053 1.7 0.001 0.79 L-May 2020 2.7

Dried beans, peas, and lentils(4)(5)(6)

  1.9   1.47 L-May 2020 4.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.939 0.1 0.001 0.38 L-Jun. 2020 0.7

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.672 -0.1 -0.001 0.45 L-Jun. 2020 0.7

Carbonated drinks

0.285 0.0 0.000 0.83 S-May 2020 -0.9

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.006 0.0 0.000 0.65 S-Jun. 2020 -1.1

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.381 -0.1 -0.001 0.54 L-Jun. 2020 0.0

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.266 0.6 0.002 0.63 L-Jun. 2020 1.2

Coffee

0.172 0.0 0.000 0.90 L-Jun. 2020 1.8

Roasted coffee(6)

  0.0   0.99 L-Jun. 2020 1.7

Instant coffee(4)(6)

  0.8   1.15 L-Jun. 2020 1.8

Other beverage materials including tea(4)(5)

0.094 1.3 0.001 0.74 L-Apr. 2020 1.5

Other food at home

1.989 0.5 0.009 0.24 L-Apr. 2020 1.9

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.265 0.8 0.002 0.64 L-Jan. 2020 2.6

Sugar and sugar substitutes

0.037 0.2 0.000 0.84 L-May 2020 1.2

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.174 1.3 0.002 0.90 L-Jan. 2020 2.4

Other sweets(5)

0.054 0.7 0.000 0.79 L-May 2020 2.4

Fats and oils

0.217 -0.1 0.000 0.51 L-Jun. 2020 0.1

Butter and margarine(5)

0.065 0.8 0.001 0.97 L-Mar. 2020 3.1

Butter(6)

  0.9   1.57 L-Mar. 2020 2.6

Margarine(6)

  -0.2   0.92 S-Jun. 2020 -1.5

Salad dressing(5)

0.051 -1.0 -0.001 0.93 S-Feb. 2020 -1.0

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.101 -0.4 0.000 0.87 S-Mar. 2020 -0.6

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  1.0   1.28 L-Feb. 2020 4.2

Other foods

1.507 0.5 0.007 0.25 L-Apr. 2020 2.2

Soups

0.092 1.7 0.002 1.06 L-Apr. 2020 2.6

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.260 1.2 0.003 0.69 L-May 2020 1.3

Snacks(4)

0.348 -0.8 -0.003 0.66 S-May 2020 -1.2

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.294 1.0 0.003 0.51 L-Apr. 2020 1.1

Salt and other seasonings and spices(5)(6)

  0.9   1.05 L-May 2020 1.0

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)(6)

  2.1   0.63 L-Jan. 2020 4.0

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  1.3   0.87 L-Apr. 2020 1.6

Other condiments(6)

  0.4   1.12 S-May 2020 -2.2

Baby food(4)(5)

0.043 -0.3 0.000 0.78 L-Jun. 2020 -0.2

Other miscellaneous foods(5)

0.470 0.7 0.003 0.58 L-Apr. 2020 2.4

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  2.1   0.87 L-Dec. 2019 3.8

Food away from home(4)

6.279 0.3 0.018 0.05 S-Apr. 2020 0.1

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

3.154 0.1 0.002 0.06 S-Apr. 2020 -0.3

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.736 0.4 0.012 0.10 S-Mar. 2020 0.4

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.136   0.002 0.11 - -

Food at elementary and secondary schools(4)(8)(6)

           

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)(5)

0.081 0.0 0.000 0.25 - -

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.173 0.7 0.001 0.09 L-Jun. 2020 1.0

Energy

6.172 0.9 0.052 0.16 S-May 2020 -1.8

Energy commodities

3.027 2.0 0.058 0.20 S-May 2020 -3.5

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.132 2.3 0.003 0.43 - -

Fuel oil

0.074 3.9 0.003 0.52 S-May 2020 -6.3

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(9)

0.057 -0.7 0.000 0.60 S-Apr. 2020 -2.9

Motor fuel

2.895 2.0 0.055 0.21 S-May 2020 -3.5

Gasoline (all types)

2.832 2.0 0.054 0.21 S-May 2020 -3.5

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  2.0   0.68 S-May 2020 -3.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  1.7   0.73 S-May 2020 -4.9

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  2.3   0.76 S-May 2020 -5.2

Other motor fuels(5)

0.063 0.4 0.000 0.24 S-May 2020 -4.9

Energy services

3.146 -0.2 -0.006 0.19 S-Jun. 2020 -0.2

Electricity

2.488 -0.2 -0.005 0.20 S-Jun. 2020 -0.3

Utility (piped) gas service

0.658 -0.2 -0.001 0.31 L-Jun. 2020 0.0

All items less food and energy

79.695 0.4 0.308 0.04 S-Jun. 2020 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.080 1.0 0.211 0.11 L-Sep. 1980 1.2

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.787 1.0 0.038 0.22 L-EVER -

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)(5)

0.289 0.7 0.002 1.10 L-Jun. 2020 2.1

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.063 1.1 0.001 0.91 L-Jun. 2019 1.2

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.059 3.4 0.002 1.47 L-Dec. 2019 5.6

Other linens(4)(5)

0.167 -0.4 -0.001 1.72 L-Jun. 2020 4.1

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.920 1.6 0.015 0.49 L-Mar. 2008 1.7

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.322 1.8 0.006 0.62 L-Aug. 2017 2.6

Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture(4)(5)

0.442 1.4 0.006 0.86 L-Feb. 2020 1.9

Other furniture(4)(5)

0.148 1.8 0.003 0.99 L-Jun. 2020 2.8

Infants' furniture(4)(8)(6)

  -0.4   0.37 L-May 2020 9.4

Appliances(5)

0.219 2.0 0.004 0.58 L-EVER -

Major appliances(5)

0.075 4.8 0.004 0.98 L-EVER -

Laundry equipment(6)

  5.6   1.42 S-Jun. 2020 1.2

Other appliances(5)

0.142 -0.1 0.000 0.70 S-Feb. 2020 -1.8

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.540 1.5 0.008 0.59 L-Apr. 2020 2.5

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.315 1.7 0.005 0.93 L-Apr. 2020 3.1

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.092 -1.2 -0.001 0.64 S-Feb. 2020 -1.6

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.054 2.9 0.002 1.39 L-Jan. 2020 5.1

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.079 0.4 0.000 0.96 S-Jun. 2020 0.1

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.888 0.4 0.003 0.43 L-Jun. 2020 0.9

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.244 0.5 0.001 0.60 L-Mar. 2020 0.6

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.455 0.1 0.001 0.52 L-Jun. 2020 1.3

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.930 -0.5 -0.005 0.31 S-Aug. 2019 -0.6

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.365 -0.5 -0.002 0.34 S-Feb. 2020 -0.7

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.237 -1.0 -0.002 0.59 S-Nov. 2017 -1.2

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.328 -0.2 -0.001 0.66 S-Jun. 2020 -0.8

Apparel

2.673 0.6 0.017 0.52 S-May 2020 -2.3

Men's and boys' apparel

0.678 0.8 0.006 0.66 L-Jun. 2020 2.4

Men's apparel

0.543 2.0 0.011 0.74 L-Jan. 2020 2.3

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.096 -3.2 -0.003 2.12 S-May 2020 -4.1

Men's underwear, nightwear, swimwear, and accessories(4)

0.161 3.6 0.006 1.11 L-Jan. 2020 4.2

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.149 2.1 0.003 1.15 L-Sep. 2018 2.5

Men's pants and shorts

0.132 5.1 0.007 1.22 L-Jan. 2020 6.2

Boys' apparel

0.135 -1.2 -0.002 1.46 S-May 2020 -2.7

Women's and girls' apparel

1.065 0.8 0.009 0.93 S-May 2020 -2.9

Women's apparel

0.880 0.5 0.005 1.09 S-May 2020 -3.0

Women's outerwear

0.060 -1.6 -0.001 1.87 S-May 2020 -1.8

Women's dresses

0.081 4.9 0.004 1.58 L-Mar. 2012 7.4

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.459 -0.1 0.000 1.54 S-May 2020 -1.7

Women's underwear, nightwear, swimwear, and accessories(5)

0.271 0.9 0.002 1.38 L-Jun. 2020 2.2

Girls' apparel

0.185 2.0 0.004 1.95 L-Feb. 2020 2.6

Footwear

0.640 0.3 0.002 0.71 S-May 2020 -1.5

Men's footwear(4)

0.229 0.6 0.001 0.99 S-May 2020 -2.0

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.133 -2.2 -0.003 1.31 S-Apr. 2020 -4.0

Women's footwear

0.279 2.0 0.006 0.91 S-Jun. 2020 0.0

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.129 0.3 0.000 1.21 S-May 2020 -0.5

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.161 0.3 0.000 2.07 S-May 2020 -0.4

Watches(4)(9)

0.039 2.7 0.001 1.91 L-Oct. 2019 3.4

Jewelry(9)

0.123 -0.8 -0.001 2.46 S-May 2020 -1.3

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

6.968 2.1 0.143 0.11 L-EVER -

New vehicles

3.744 0.0 0.001 0.19 S-Jun. 2020 0.0

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  0.0   0.17 S-Apr. 2020 0.0

New cars(6)

  0.1   0.17 S-Apr. 2020 -0.2

New trucks(13)(6)

  0.0   0.20 S-Jun. 2020 0.0

Used cars and trucks

2.592 5.4 0.138 0.02 L-Mar. 1969 5.4

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.395 0.0 0.000 0.36 S-Jun. 2020 -0.7

Tires(4)

0.249 0.5 0.001 0.35 S-Jun. 2020 -1.1

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.146 -1.0 -0.001 0.62 S-Oct. 2015 -1.3

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(4)(6)

  -1.0   0.47 - -

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(4)(6)

  -2.3   1.56 S-Mar. 2020 -3.7

Medical care commodities

1.616 -0.1 -0.002 0.30 S-Apr. 2020 -0.1

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.543 -0.2 -0.004 0.31 - -

Prescription drugs

1.165 -0.2 -0.003 0.32 - -

Nonprescription drugs(4)(11)

0.378 1.0 0.004 0.53 L-Aug. 2019 1.6

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(11)

0.073 -1.2 -0.001 0.59 S-Jul. 2019 -1.9

Recreation commodities(11)

2.003 1.1 0.022 0.22 L-Dec. 2018 1.2

Video and audio products(11)

0.271 1.4 0.004 0.38 L-EVER -

Televisions

0.093 0.3 0.000 0.68 L-Jun. 2017 1.8

Other video equipment(5)

0.042 4.2 0.002 0.88 L-EVER -

Audio equipment(4)

0.079 0.8 0.001 0.84 S-Jun. 2020 -0.5

Recorded music and music subscriptions(4)(5)

0.045 2.2 0.001 0.67 L-Mar. 2017 5.7

Pets and pet products(4)

0.632 1.3 0.008 0.24 L-Sep. 2008 1.4

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  0.8   0.26 L-Jul. 2019 0.8

Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories(4)(5)(6)

  1.9   0.45 L-EVER -

Sporting goods

0.595 1.1 0.007 0.56 S-May 2020 0.6

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.363 -0.1 0.000 0.79 S-Apr. 2020 -0.8

Sports equipment

0.221 1.3 0.003 0.53 L-Feb. 2020 1.4

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.027 -1.3 0.000 0.88 S-May 2020 -1.4

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)(6)

           

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  -0.6   1.01 S-May 2020 -1.9

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.120 0.7 0.001 1.00 L-Jun. 2020 1.7

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.068 0.8 0.001 1.26 L-Jun. 2020 1.5

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.050 0.6 0.000 1.25 L-Jun. 2020 2.0

Other recreational goods(5)

0.359 1.0 0.003 0.48 L-Feb. 2004 1.1

Toys

0.275 0.2 0.000 0.50 L-Aug. 2019 0.6

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment(5)(6)

  0.9   0.68 S-Jun. 2020 -0.9

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)(5)

0.021 15.0 0.003 1.24 L-EVER -

Music instruments and accessories(4)(5)

0.048 -0.4 0.000 0.64 S-Jun. 2020 -0.5

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.515 0.5 0.002 0.46 L-Feb. 2020 0.6

Educational books and supplies

0.109 0.8 0.001 0.76 L-Apr. 2020 1.0

College textbooks(4)(14)(6)

  0.8   0.84 L-Apr. 2020 1.0

Information technology commodities(11)

0.406 0.4 0.001 0.53 L-Mar. 2020 0.4

Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistants(7)

0.301 1.0 0.003 0.68 L-Feb. 2020 1.5

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.018 -1.3 0.000 1.50 S-Jun. 2020 -2.3

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items(5)

0.087 -1.6 -0.001 0.81 S-Jun. 2020 -3.2

Alcoholic beverages

1.033 0.3 0.003 0.18 L-May 2020 0.8

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.581 0.0 0.000 0.27 - -

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.224 -0.2 -0.001 0.34 S-Jun. 2020 -0.6

Distilled spirits at home

0.094 -0.1 0.000 0.44 L-Jun. 2020 0.8

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

  -0.2   0.90 S-May 2020 -0.8

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(4)(6)

  0.4   0.62 L-May 2020 0.7

Wine at home

0.263 -0.2 0.000 0.47 S-Dec. 2019 -1.0

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.453 0.8 0.004 0.22 L-May 2020 1.0

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home(4)(5)(6)

  1.4   0.25 L-EVER -

Wine away from home(4)(5)(6)

  0.4   0.17 L-Jun. 2020 0.6

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)(6)

  0.5   0.25 L-Feb. 2020 0.6

Other goods(11)

1.485 -0.2 -0.003 0.21 S-May 2020 -0.3

Tobacco and smoking products

0.600 0.4 0.002 0.13 S-May 2020 -0.2

Cigarettes(5)

0.522 0.3 0.002 0.13 S-May 2020 -0.2

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.060 1.2 0.001 0.39 L-Jan. 2019 1.2

Personal care products(4)

0.687 0.1 0.000 0.28 S-Jun. 2020 -0.5

Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products(4)(5)

0.370 0.2 0.001 0.37 S-Jun. 2020 -0.5

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements(4)

0.309 -0.1 0.000 0.44 S-Jun. 2020 -0.6

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.197 -2.6 -0.005 1.05 L-Jun. 2020 0.9

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  -3.9   1.05 S-EVER -

Infants' equipment(4)(8)(6)

      1.19 - -

Services less energy services

59.615 0.2 0.090 0.04 S-May 2020 0.0

Shelter

33.378 0.1 0.045 0.05 S-Jun. 2020 0.1

Rent of shelter(15)

33.012 0.1 0.043 0.06 S-Jun. 2020 0.1

Rent of primary residence

7.846 0.1 0.007 0.04 S-Jun. 2020 0.1

Lodging away from home(5)

0.958 0.9 0.009 1.55 S-May 2020 -1.5

Housing at school, excluding board(15)

0.117 -0.2 0.000 0.04 S-Sep. 2000 -0.4

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.842 1.1 0.009 1.76 S-May 2020 -1.8

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(15)

24.207 0.1 0.030 0.04 S-Jun. 2020 0.1

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(15)

22.992 0.1 0.028 0.04 S-Jun. 2020 0.1

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.366 0.0 0.000 0.07 S-Jun. 2020 0.0

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.095 0.6 0.007 0.08 L-Nov. 2018 1.1

Water and sewerage maintenance

0.803 0.6 0.005 0.09 L-May 2016 0.7

Garbage and trash collection(4)(13)

0.293 0.5 0.001 0.15 L-Feb. 2020 0.7

Household operations(4)(5)

0.879 0.5 0.004 0.21 L-Feb. 2020 0.7

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.292 0.5 0.001 0.29 L-Nov. 2019 0.9

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.306 0.0 0.000 0.06 - -

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)(5)

0.089 2.6 0.002 0.60 L-Oct. 2017 5.1

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.115 0.1 0.000 0.22 L-Apr. 2020 0.2

Medical care services

7.368 0.1 0.008 0.17 S-Feb. 2019 0.1

Professional services

3.688 -0.1 -0.003 0.13 S-Jan. 2020 -0.2

Physicians' services

1.832 0.1 0.001 0.17 S-Apr. 2020 -0.1

Dental services

1.013 -0.3 -0.003 0.10 S-Jan. 2020 -0.3

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.368 -0.1 -0.001 0.24 L-Jun. 2020 0.3

Services by other medical professionals(4)(9)

0.474 0.0 0.000 0.14 S-Mar. 2020 0.0

Hospital and related services

2.415 0.1 0.003 0.21 S-May 2020 0.1

Hospital services(16)

2.222 0.1 0.003 0.24 S-May 2020 0.1

Inpatient hospital services(16)(6)

  0.0   0.32 S-Feb. 2020 -0.7

Outpatient hospital services(9)(6)

  0.3   0.25 - -

Nursing homes and adult day services(16)

0.124 0.2 0.000 0.13 S-Jun. 2020 0.2

Care of invalids and elderly at home(4)(8)

0.070 1.1 0.001 0.11 L-Mar. 2020 1.7

Health insurance(4)(8)

1.265 0.9 0.011 0.20 S-Aug. 2018 -0.3

Transportation services

5.169 0.0 0.001 0.11 S-May 2020 -3.6

Leased cars and trucks(4)(14)

0.637   -0.008 0.37 - -

Car and truck rental(5)

0.129 4.6 0.005 1.64 L-Jun. 2020 17.5

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.089 0.6 0.007 0.19 L-Mar. 2020 0.6

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.058 0.5 0.000 0.25 L-Apr. 2020 1.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.631 0.4 0.003 0.23 L-Mar. 2020 0.8

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.341 1.0 0.004 0.26 L-Feb. 2020 1.6

Motor vehicle insurance

1.644 0.5 0.008 0.11 S-May 2020 -8.9

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.566 0.3 0.002 0.13 S-Jun. 2020 -0.4

State motor vehicle registration and license fees(4)(5)

0.298 0.0 0.000 0.11 S-Jun. 2020 0.0

Parking and other fees(4)(5)

0.254 0.7 0.002 0.25 S-Jun. 2020 -0.9

Parking fees and tolls(5)(6)

  0.5   0.26 S-Jun. 2020 -1.5

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.31 L-Jun. 2020 3.7

Public transportation

1.103 -1.2 -0.013 0.37 S-May 2020 -3.8

Airline fares

0.632 1.2 0.008 0.57 S-May 2020 -4.9

Other intercity transportation

0.170 1.6 0.003 0.70 L-Aug. 2019 2.2

Intercity bus fare(4)(7)(6)

  1.5   1.47 - -

Intercity train fare(4)(7)(6)

           

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.75 L-Jan. 2020 0.2

Intracity transportation(4)

0.297 -6.8 -0.020 0.35 S-EVER -

Intracity mass transit(4)(11)(6)

  -10.3   0.13 S-EVER -

Recreation services(11)

3.759 0.5 0.020 0.17 L-May 2020 1.3

Video and audio services(11)

1.260 0.5 0.006 0.17 S-Jun. 2020 0.0

Cable and satellite television service(13)

1.178 0.5 0.006 0.19 S-Jun. 2020 -0.1

Video discs and other media, including rental of video(4)(5)

0.082 0.2 0.000 0.95 S-May 2020 -1.6

Video discs and other media(4)(5)(6)

  1.5   1.68 S-May 2020 -2.3

Rental of video discs and other media(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.76 L-Jun. 2020 0.3

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.557 0.4 0.002 0.16 S-Jun. 2020 0.2

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  0.1   0.24 L-May 2020 0.4

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.5   0.25 S-Jun. 2020 0.3

Photographers and photo processing(4)(5)

0.045 -0.6 0.000 0.46 S-May 2020 -0.6

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

           

Photo processing(4)(5)(6)

           

Other recreation services(5)

1.896 0.6 0.012 0.31 L-May 2020 2.3

Club membership for shopping clubs, fraternal, or other organizations, or participant sports fees(4)(5)

0.664 0.3 0.002 0.35 L-May 2020 2.5

Admissions

0.700 1.1 0.008 0.69 L-May 2020 2.3

Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts(4)(5)(6)

  1.5   0.54 L-May 2020 2.2

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)(6)

           

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.214 0.1 0.000 0.43 S-Mar. 2020 0.0

Education and communication services(11)

6.295 0.1 0.005 0.07 S-Jun. 2020 -0.1

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.921 -0.4 -0.011 0.10 S-Sep. 1983 -1.1

College tuition and fees

1.571 -0.7 -0.011 0.16 S-Sep. 1978 -1.0

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.425 0.1 0.000 0.06 L-May 2020 0.5

Day care and preschool(12)

0.768 -0.2 -0.001 0.13 S-Oct. 2018 -0.4

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.037 -0.2 0.000 0.12 S-Aug. 2019 -1.9

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.112 0.3 0.000 0.03 S-Jun. 2020 0.3

Postage

0.102 0.3 0.000 0.00 - -

Delivery services(5)

0.010 0.3 0.000 0.27 S-May 2020 -1.1

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.359 0.6 0.015 0.10 S-Jun. 2020 -0.1

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.958 0.8 0.015 0.05 S-Jun. 2020 -0.1

Land-line telephone services(4)(11)

0.402 -0.1 0.000 0.36 - -

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.891 0.1 0.001 0.22 S-Jun. 2020 -0.5

Other personal services(4)(11)

1.672 0.0 -0.001 0.13 S-Apr. 2020 -0.1

Personal care services(4)

0.687 -0.3 -0.002 0.14 S-Feb. 2015 -0.7

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)(5)

0.687 -0.3 -0.002 0.14 S-Feb. 2015 -0.7

Miscellaneous personal services

0.985 0.3 0.003 0.15 L-Jan. 2020 0.6

Legal services(4)(9)

0.251 0.1 0.000 0.12 L-Jun. 2020 0.3

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.140 0.1 0.000 0.19 - -

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.219 0.1 0.000 0.22 - -

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)(5)

0.030 0.4 0.000 0.36 L-Apr. 2020 0.6

Financial services(9)

0.233 0.4 0.001 0.20 L-Feb. 2020 0.5

Checking account and other bank services(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.00 - -

Tax return preparation and other accounting fees(4)(5)(6)

  0.1   0.31 L-May 2020 0.3

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.867 0.4 0.360 0.04 S-May 2020 -0.2

All items less shelter

66.622 0.5 0.325 0.05 S-May 2020 -0.2

All items less food and shelter

52.490 0.6 0.315 0.06 S-May 2020 -0.4

All items less food, shelter, and energy

46.317 0.6 0.263 0.06 S-Jun. 2020 0.3

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

43.725 0.3 0.125 0.07 S-May 2020 -0.2

All items less medical care

91.016 0.4 0.365 0.04 S-May 2020 -0.1

All items less energy

93.828 0.3 0.318 0.04 S-Jun. 2020 0.3

Commodities

37.240 0.8 0.280 0.07 L-Jun. 2020 1.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.488 0.4 0.073 0.12 S-Jun. 2020 0.4

Commodities less food

23.107 1.2 0.269 0.09 S-May 2020 -0.6

Commodities less food and beverages

22.074 1.2 0.267 0.10 S-May 2020 -0.6

Services

62.760 0.1 0.084 0.04 S-May 2020 0.0

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.749 0.2 0.050 0.06 S-May 2020 -0.3

Services less medical care services

55.392 0.2 0.089 0.04 S-Jun. 2020 0.2

Durables

10.751 1.8 0.190 0.12 L-EVER -

Nondurables

26.489 0.4 0.099 0.08 S-May 2020 -0.3

Nondurables less food

12.356 0.7 0.083 0.15 S-May 2020 -1.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

11.323 0.7 0.080 0.16 S-May 2020 -1.5

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

8.650 0.7 0.057 0.13 S-May 2020 -1.2

Nondurables less food and apparel

9.683 0.6 0.062 0.12 S-May 2020 -1.0

Housing

42.417 0.2 0.091 0.05 S-Jun. 2020 0.2

Education and communication(5)

6.809 0.1 0.007 0.07 S-Jun. 2020 -0.1

Education(5)

3.029 -0.3 -0.010 0.10 S-EVER -

Communication(5)

3.780 0.5 0.017 0.10 S-Jun. 2020 -0.3

Information and information processing(5)

3.669 0.5 0.017 0.11 S-Jun. 2020 -0.3

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.309 0.2 0.002 0.24 L-Feb. 2020 0.2

Recreation(5)

5.762 0.7 0.042 0.15 L-May 2020 0.9

Video and audio(5)

1.531 0.6 0.010 0.17 S-Jun. 2020 -0.1

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.188 0.8 0.010 0.16 L-Feb. 2011 0.9

Photography(5)

0.072 -0.9 -0.001 0.53 S-May 2020 -0.9

Food and beverages

15.166 0.1 0.013 0.07 L-Jun. 2020 0.6

Domestically produced farm food

6.563 -0.1 -0.008 0.13 L-Jun. 2020 0.7

Other services

11.726 0.2 0.026 0.07 S-Jun. 2020 -0.3

Apparel less footwear

2.034 0.7 0.015 0.64 S-May 2020 -2.5

Fuels and utilities

4.373 0.1 0.004 0.14 S-Jun. 2020 0.1

Household energy

3.277 -0.1 -0.003 0.18 S-May 2020 -0.6

Medical care

8.984 0.1 0.006 0.18 S-Feb. 2020 0.1

Transportation

15.032 1.3 0.199 0.08 S-May 2020 -1.8

Private transportation

13.929 1.5 0.212 0.09 S-May 2020 -1.7

New and used motor vehicles(5)

7.339 1.9 0.140 0.11 L-Oct. 2009 1.9

Utilities and public transportation

8.882 0.1 0.013 0.10 S-Jun. 2020 -0.1

Household furnishings and operations

4.666 0.9 0.042 0.18 L-Feb. 1991 0.9

Other goods and services

3.158 -0.2 -0.005 0.12 S-Oct. 2010 -0.2

Personal care(4)

2.557 -0.3 -0.007 0.15 S-Mar. 2019 -0.3

Footnotes
(1) The 'effect' of an item category is a measure of that item's contribution to the All items price change. For example, if the Food index had an effect of 0.40, and the All items index rose 1.2 percent, then the increase in food prices contributed 0.40 / 1.2, or 33.3 percent, to that All items increase. Said another way, had food prices been unchanged for that month the change in the All items index would have been 1.2 percent minus 0.40, or 0.8 percent. Effects can be negative as well. For example, if the effect of food was a negative 0.1, and the All items index rose 0.5 percent, the All items index actually would have been 0.1 percent higher (or 0.6 percent) had food prices been unchanged. Since food prices fell while prices overall were rising, the contribution of food to the All items price change was negative (in this case, -0.1 / 0.5, or minus 20 percent).
(2) A statistic's margin of error is often expressed as its point estimate plus or minus two standard errors. For example, if a CPI category rose 0.6 percent, and its standard error was 0.15 percent, the margin of error on this item's 1-month percent change would be 0.6 percent, plus or minus 0.3 percent.
(3) If the current seasonally adjusted 1-month percent change is greater than the previous published 1-month percent change, then this column identifies the closest prior month with a 1-month percent change as (L)arge as or (L)arger than the current 1-month change. If the current 1-month percent change is smaller than the previous published 1-month percent change, the most recent month with a change as (S)mall or (S)maller than the current month change is identified. If the current and previous published 1-month percent changes are equal, a dash will appear. Standard numerical comparisons are used. For example, 0.8% is greater than 0.6%, -0.4% is less than -0.2%, and -0.2% is less than 0.0%. Note that a (L)arger change can be a smaller decline, for example, a -0.2% change is larger than a -0.4% change, but still represents a decline in the price index. Likewise, (S)maller changes can be increases, for example, a 0.6% change is smaller than 0.8%, but still represents an increase in the price index. In this context, a -0.2% change is considered to be smaller than a 0.0% change.
(4) Not seasonally adjusted.
(5) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(6) Special indexes based on a substantially smaller sample. These series do not contribute to the all items index aggregation and therefore do not have a relative importance or effect.
(7) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(9) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(10) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(11) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(12) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(15) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(16) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(17) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.

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