Percent change in Consumer Price Index by expenditure category, July 2014 to July 2015

August 21, 2015

Over the 12 months ended July 2015, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.2 percent. The index for food rose 1.6 percent over the past year, while the energy index fell 14.8 percent. The index for all items less food and energy rose 1.8 percent over the year.

Percent change in Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) by expenditure category, July 2014 to July 2015, not seasonally adjusted
Expenditure category Percent change

Food

1.6

Food at home

0.9

Cereals and bakery products

1.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

3.1

Dairy and related products

-1.6

Fruits and vegetables

-1.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

1.3

Other food at home

1.4

Food away from home

2.7

Energy

-14.8

Energy commodities

-22.4

Fuel oil

-29.7

Motor fuel

-22.3

Energy services

-3.7

Electricity

-0.7

Utility (piped) gas service

-14.2

All items less food and energy

1.8

Commodities less food and energy commodities

-0.5

Apparel

-1.6

New vehicles

0.7

Used cars and trucks

-1.1

Medical care commodities

3.1

Alcoholic beverages

1.1

Tobacco and smoking products

3.5

Services less energy services

2.6

Shelter

3.1

Medical care services

2.3

Transportation services

2.1

From July 2014 to July 2015, the index for food at home rose 0.9 percent and the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increased 3.1 percent. The index for fruits and vegetables declined 1.9 percent over the past year, while the index for cereals and bakery products rose 1.3 percent. The index for food away from home increased 2.7 percent.

The energy commodities index declined 22.4 percent over the 12 months ended July 2015, while the energy services index dropped 3.7 percent. The index for motor fuel declined 22.3 percent over the year, while the index for electricity went down 0.7 percent.

The index for commodities less food and energy commodities fell 0.5 percent over the year ended July 2015, while the index for services less energy services rose 2.6 percent. The index for apparel went down 1.6 percent over the year, while the index for shelter went up 3.1 percent.

These data are from the Consumer Price Index program and are not seasonally adjusted. For more information, see “Consumer Price Index — July 2015” (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Percent change in Consumer Price Index by expenditure category, July 2014 to July 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/percent-change-in-consumer-price-index-by-expenditure-category-july-2014-to-july-2015.htm (visited April 24, 2018).

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