Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release






 Transmission of material in this release is embargoed until
 8:30 a.m. (EST) Wednesday, January 16, 2013   USDL-13-0057
 
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                 Consumer Price Index - December 2012

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was
 unchanged in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau
 of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all
 items index increased 1.7 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 The gasoline index declined again in December, but other indexes,
 notably food and shelter, increased, resulting in the seasonally
 adjusted all items index being unchanged. Gasoline was the only major
 energy index to decline; the indexes for natural gas and electricity
 both increased.  Within the food category, five of the six major
 grocery store food groups increased as the food at home index rose
 for the third consecutive month.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in
 December, the same increase as in November. Besides shelter, the
 indexes for airline fares, tobacco, and medical care also increased.
 The indexes for recreation, household furnishings and operations, and
 used cars and trucks all declined in December.
 
 The all items index increased 1.7 percent over the last 12 months,
 compared to a 1.8 percent figure in November. The index for all items
 less food and energy rose 1.9 percent over the last 12 months, the
 same figure as last month. The food index has risen 1.8 percent over
 the last 12 months, and the energy index has risen 0.5 percent.

 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              June  July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.   ended 
                              2012  2012  2012  2012  2012  2012  2012   Dec.  
                                                                         2012  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .0    .0    .6    .6    .1   -.3    .0      1.7
  Food......................    .2    .1    .2    .1    .2    .2    .2      1.8
   Food at home.............    .1    .0    .1    .0    .3    .3    .2      1.3
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .2    .3    .2    .1    .1    .1      2.5
  Energy....................  -1.4   -.3   5.6   4.5   -.2  -4.1  -1.2       .5
   Energy commodities.......  -2.3    .2   8.6   6.7   -.5  -6.9  -2.2      1.5
    Gasoline (all types)....  -2.0    .3   9.0   7.0   -.6  -7.4  -2.3      1.7
    Fuel oil (1)............  -7.9   -.5   4.6   4.1   1.1   -.2    .0      3.6
   Energy services..........    .0  -1.1    .8    .7    .3    .9    .4     -1.1
    Electricity.............   -.5  -1.3    .2    .2    .5    .7    .2      -.5
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............   1.7   -.2   2.8   2.0   -.2   1.3   1.3     -2.9
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .1    .1    .1    .2    .1    .1      1.9
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .2    .0   -.2   -.2   -.1   -.1   -.2       .3
    New vehicles............    .2   -.1    .2   -.1   -.1    .2    .0      1.6
    Used cars and trucks....    .0   -.5   -.9  -1.4   -.9   -.5   -.4     -2.0
    Apparel.................    .5    .2   -.5    .3    .7   -.6   -.1      1.8
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .1    .5    .3   -.1    .0   -.4   -.5      1.7
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .1    .1    .3    .3    .2    .2      2.5
    Shelter.................    .1    .1    .2    .2    .3    .2    .1      2.2
    Transportation services    -.2   -.2    .0    .5    .7    .2    .5      2.6
    Medical care services...    .7    .3    .2    .4    .0    .3    .3      3.7

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.



 Year in Review
 
 The CPI rose 1.7 percent in 2012 after a 3.0 percent increase in
 2011. This was the third smallest December-December increase of the
 past ten years and compares to a 2.4 percent average annual increase
 over the span.
 
 The energy index increased 0.5 percent in 2012, a sharp deceleration
 from its 6.6 percent increase in 2011. The gasoline index rose 1.7
 percent in 2012 after increasing 13.8 percent in 2010 and 9.9 percent
 in 2011. The household energy index declined in 2012, falling 1.1
 percent after increasing 1.8 percent in 2011. The fuel oil index rose
 3.6 percent in 2012, but the electricity index decreased 0.5 percent
 and the index for natural gas fell 2.9 percent, the fourth straight
 year it has declined.
 
 The index for food rose 1.8 percent in 2012, a deceleration from its
 4.7 percent increase in 2011. The index for food at home rose 1.3
 percent in 2012 compared to 6.0 percent in 2011. Five of the six
 major grocery store food group indexes rose in 2012, with increases
 ranging from 0.5 percent (dairy and related products) to 2.0 percent
 (other food at home). The nonalcoholic beverages group was the only
 index to decline, falling 0.2 percent. The index for food away from
 home rose 2.5 percent in 2012 after increasing 2.9 percent in 2011.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy decelerated slightly in
 2012, rising 1.9 percent after a 2.2 percent increase in 2011. This
 matches the average annual increase of 1.9 percent over the past ten
 years. Several indexes decelerated in 2012. The apparel index, which
 rose 4.6 percent in 2011, increased 1.8 percent in 2012. The index
 for new vehicles increased 1.6 percent in 2012 after rising 3.2
 percent in 2011, and the medical care index rose 3.2 percent in 2012
 after a 3.5 percent increase the prior year. The index for airline
 fares rose 2.1 percent, the tobacco index increased 1.9 percent, and
 the recreation index rose 0.8 percent; all of these increases were
 smaller than in 2011. The index for household furnishings and
 operations was unchanged in 2012 after rising in 2011, and the index
 for used cars and trucks turned down in 2012, falling 2.0 percent
 after increasing 4.0 percent in 2011. In contrast, the shelter index
 accelerated in 2012, rising 2.2 percent after a 1.9 percent increase
 in 2011. The index for rent rose 2.7 percent and the index for
 owners' equivalent rent increased 2.1 percent.
 
 Consumer Price Index Data for December 2012
 
 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.2 percent in December for the third month in a
 row. The index for food at home increased 0.2 percent after rising
 0.3 percent in each of the two previous months. The index for meat,
 poultry, fish, and eggs was unchanged in December, while the
 remaining major grocery store food group indexes all increased. The
 fruits and vegetables index posted the largest increase, rising 0.6
 percent; this was its seventh increase in the last nine months. The
 indexes for cereals and bakery products, dairy and related products,
 and nonalcoholic beverages, which all rose in November, each
 increased 0.2 percent in December. The index for other food at home
 increased 0.1 percent in December after rising 0.4 percent in
 November. The index for food away from home rose 0.1 percent in
 December, the same increase as in October and November.
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index declined 1.2 percent in December after declining 4.1
 percent in November. The gasoline index, which fell 7.4 percent in
 November, declined 2.3 percent. It has decreased 10.1 percent since
 its recent peak in September. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline
 prices decreased 4.2 percent in December.) The index for fuel oil was
 unchanged in December, while other major energy components increased.
 The natural gas index rose 1.3 percent in December, the same increase
 as in November. The index for electricity rose 0.2 percent, its fifth
 consecutive increase.
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in
 December, the same increase as in November. The shelter index rose
 0.1 percent in December after increasing 0.2 percent in November. The
 rent index rose 0.2 percent and the index for owners' equivalent rent
 increased 0.1 percent, while the lodging away from home index
 declined 0.9 percent. The index for airline fares continued to rise,
 increasing 1.2 percent in December. This was its fourth consecutive
 increase and it has risen 6.5 percent since August. The index for
 medical care increased 0.1 percent as the medical care services index
 rose but the index for medical care commodities declined. The tobacco
 index rose 0.5 percent in December, its first increase since
 September. In contrast to these increases, the recreation index
 declined in December, falling 0.2 percent. The index for household
 furnishings and operations also fell 0.2 percent, while the index for
 used cars and trucks declined 0.4 percent, its sixth consecutive
 decrease. The indexes for apparel and personal care both declined 0.1
 percent in December. The index for new vehicles, which rose 0.2
 percent in November, was unchanged in December.
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 1.7 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 229.601
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index declined 0.3 percent prior to
 seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 1.7 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 225.889  (1982-84=100). For the month, the index decreased
 0.3 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 1.6 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index decreased 0.2 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
 Please note that the indexes for the post-2010 period are subject to
 revision.
 
 
 The Consumer Price Index for January 2013 is scheduled to be released
 on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. (EST).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Discontinuation of Department Store Inventory Indexes
 
 The Bureau of Labor Statistics will discontinue publication of its
 Department Store Inventory indexes after the release of the December
 2013 CPI in mid-January 2014, and these values will no longer be
 uploaded to the Labstat database. For further information please
 contact Sharon Gibson at 202-691-6968 or gibson.sharon@bls.gov.
 
 Publication Changes for Average Price Series
 
 The Bureau of Labor Statistics will discontinue publication of three
 average price series after the release of the June 2013 CPI in mid-
 July 2013. They are:
 
-         utility (piped) gas, 40 therms;
-         utility (piped) gas, 100 therms; and
-         electricity, 500 kilowatt hours.
 
 The Bureau will, however, continue to publish average prices for
 utility (piped) gas on a per therm basis, and will continue to
 publish electricity prices on a per kilowatt hour basis. As such,
 users will be able to convert these data to any consumption amount.
  CPI Detailed Report table P1. Average residential prices for utility
 (piped) gas, electricity, and fuel oil, U.S. city average and
 selected areas will no longer be published.  Data for fuel oil #2,
 per gallon (3.785 liters) will continue to be available in the CPI
 Average Price Data public database.
 
 Facilities for Sensory Impaired
 
 Information from this release will be made available to sensory
 impaired individuals upon request.  Voice phone:  202-691-5200,
 Federal Relay Services:  1-800-877-8339.
 
 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
 prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.  The
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
 (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W),
 which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that
 comprise approximately 29 percent of the total population and (2) the
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban
 Consumers (C-CPI-U), which cover approximately 88 percent of the
 total population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical
 worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, and
 technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the
 unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.
      
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
 transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services,
 drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day
 living.  Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas across the
 country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 26,000
 retail establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals,
 filling stations, and other types of stores and service
 establishments.  All taxes directly associated with the purchase and
 use of items are included in the index.  Prices of fuels and a few
 other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations.  Prices of
 most other commodities and services are collected every month in the
 three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.
 Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
 telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
      
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
 importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.
 Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the
 CPI-U and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city,
 by region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and
 population-size classes, and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not
 measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only
 measure the average change in prices for each area since the base
 period.  For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level.
 It is important to note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final
 when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and
 subject to two annual revisions.
      
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
 the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.
 The reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.  An
 increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is
 shown as 116.500.  This change can also be expressed in dollars as
 follows:  the price of a base period market basket of goods and
 services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
      
 For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
 Section on (202) 691-7000.
 
 
 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
                                   
 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
 because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the
 complete universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes
 estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent
 change standard errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error
 estimates can be used to construct confidence intervals for
 hypothesis testing.  For example, the estimated standard error of the
 1 month percent change is 0.03 percent for the U.S. All Items
 Consumer Price Index.  This means that if we repeatedly sample from
 the universe of all retail prices using the same methodology, and
 estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these
 estimates would be within 0.06 percent of the 1 month percentage
 change based on all retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change
 of 0.2 percent in the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are
 95 percent confident that the actual percent change based on all
 retail prices would fall between 0.14 and 0.26 percent.  For the
 latest data, including information on how to use the estimates of
 standard error, see "Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the
 Consumer Price Index, January-December 2011".  These data are
 available on the CPI home page (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using
 the following link http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2011.pdf
 
 Calculating Index Changes
 
 Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually
 expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index points,
 because index point changes are affected by the level of the index in
 relation to its base period while percent changes are not.  The
 example below illustrates the computation of index point and percent
 changes.
      
 Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as
 annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula for
 compound growth rates.  These data indicate what the percent change
 would be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.
 Index Point Change
 
 CPI
 202.416
 Less previous index
 201.800
 Equals index point change
 .616
 
 
 
 Percent Change
 
 Index point difference
 .616
 Divided by the previous index
 201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred
 0.003x100
 Equals percent change
 0.3
 
 
 
 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
 
 Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted
 as well as unadjusted changes each month.
 
 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally
 adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the
 effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and in about
 the same magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from
 changing climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers,
 holidays, and sales.
 
 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining
 contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
 changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal
 variation.
 
 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes
 are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each
 year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data
 from January 2007 through December 2011 were replaced in January
 2012.  Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated
 seasonal data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through
 1977; and, in January 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series
 were revised for January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change
 in the aggregation weights for dependently adjusted series. For
 further information, please see "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted
 Seasonally Adjusted Series," in the October 2001 issue of the CPI
 Detailed Report.
 
 Effective with the publication of data from January 2006 through
 December 2010 in January 2011, the Video and audio series and the
 Information technology, hardware and services series were changed
 from independently adjusted to dependently adjusted.  This resulted
 in an increase in the number of seasonal components used in deriving
 seasonal movement of the All items and 54 other lower level
 aggregations, from 73 for the publication of January 1998 through
 December 2005 data to 82 for the publication of seasonally adjusted
 data for January 2006 and later.  Each year the seasonal status of
 every series is reevaluated based upon certain statistical criteria.
 If any of the 82 components change their seasonal adjustment status
 from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally
 adjusted data will be used in the aggregation of the dependent series
 for the last 5 years, but the seasonally adjusted indexes before that
 period will not be changed.  Note: 38 of the 82 components are not
 seasonally adjusted for 2012.
 
 Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are
 subject to revision for up to five years after their original
 release.  For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data
 in escalation agreements.
 
 Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment
 procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some
 CPI series.  Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for
 better estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or
 sharp movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are
 estimated and removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal
 factors.  Beginning with the calculation of seasonal factors for
 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal
 Adjustment.
 
 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2012, BLS adjusted 31
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
 selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and
 vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
 series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil
 refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
 
 For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
 
 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices
 and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact Christopher Graci
 by electronic mail at Graci.Christopher@bls.gov or by telephone at
 (202) 691-5826, or Carlyle Jackson by electronic mail at
 Jackson.Carlyle@bls.gov or by telephone at (202) 691-6984. If you
 have general questions about the CPI, please call our information
 staff at (202) 691-7000.
 
 
 Recalculated Seasonally Adjusted Indexes to be Available on February
 19, 2013
 
 Each year with the release of the January CPI, seasonal adjustment
 factors are recalculated to reflect price movements from the just-
 completed calendar year. This routine annual recalculation may result
 in revisions to seasonally adjusted indexes for the previous 5 years.
 BLS will make available recalculated seasonally adjusted indexes, as
 well as recalculated seasonal adjustment factors, for the period
 January 2008 through December 2012, on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
 This date is two working days before the scheduled release of the
 January 2013 CPI on Thursday, February 21, 2013.
 
 The revised indexes and seasonal factors will be available on the
 internet. The address is
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm. Look under Seasonal Adjustment
 in the CPI and select Revised Seasonally Adjusted Indexes and
 Factors, 2008-2012.
 
 For further information please contact Christopher Graci by
 electronic mail at Graci.Christopher@bls.gov or by telephone at (202)
 691-5826, or Carlyle Jackson by electronic mail at
 Jackson.Carlyle@bls.gov or by telephone at (202) 691-6984.

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2012
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2011
Nov.
2012
Dec.
2012
Dec.
2011-
Dec.
2012
Nov.
2012-
Dec.
2012
Sep.
2012-
Oct.
2012
Oct.
2012-
Nov.
2012
Nov.
2012-
Dec.
2012

All items

100.000 225.672 230.221 229.601 1.7 -0.3 0.1 -0.3 0.0

Food

14.243 231.301 234.896 235.390 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Food at home

8.553 229.982 232.295 232.901 1.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.226 265.997 267.817 268.057 0.8 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.950 228.853 232.303 232.262 1.5 0.0 0.8 -0.1 0.0

Dairy and related products(1)

0.900 218.458 218.921 219.443 0.5 0.2 0.8 0.8 0.2

Fruits and vegetables

1.265 283.550 284.367 288.516 1.8 1.5 0.6 0.2 0.6

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.941 168.520 168.222 168.204 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.5 0.2

Other food at home

2.271 200.566 204.531 204.626 2.0 0.0 -0.1 0.4 0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.690 234.435 240.038 240.359 2.5 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Energy

9.759 232.300 238.946 233.473 0.5 -2.3 -0.2 -4.1 -1.2

Energy commodities

6.013 287.363 303.627 291.815 1.5 -3.9 -0.5 -6.9 -2.2

Fuel oil(1)

0.233 369.085 382.355 382.532 3.6 0.0 1.1 -0.2 0.0

Motor fuel

5.682 282.501 299.777 287.408 1.7 -4.1 -0.6 -7.3 -2.3

Gasoline (all types)

5.490 280.713 298.131 285.606 1.7 -4.2 -0.6 -7.4 -2.3

Energy services(2)

3.746 189.891 187.359 187.880 -1.1 0.3 0.3 0.9 0.4

Electricity(2)

2.842 192.777 191.837 191.879 -0.5 0.0 0.5 0.7 0.2

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.904 178.193 171.243 173.098 -2.9 1.1 -0.2 1.3 1.3

All items less food and energy

75.998 226.740 231.263 231.033 1.9 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.668 145.929 147.487 146.387 0.3 -0.7 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Apparel

3.665 123.470 129.573 125.656 1.8 -3.0 0.7 -0.6 -0.1

New vehicles

3.171 142.953 144.762 145.181 1.6 0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.0

Used cars and trucks

1.847 148.140 145.862 145.234 -2.0 -0.4 -0.9 -0.5 -0.4

Medical care commodities(1)

1.718 327.254 334.285 332.684 1.7 -0.5 0.0 -0.4 -0.5

Alcoholic beverages

0.945 227.335 231.178 231.572 1.9 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.4

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.799 847.063 858.504 862.945 1.9 0.5 -0.1 0.0 0.5

Services less energy services

56.330 275.643 282.044 282.400 2.5 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2

Shelter

31.559 253.716 258.999 259.298 2.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.1

Rent of primary residence(2)

6.509 257.189 263.365 264.098 2.7 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2

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

23.942 261.982 267.099 267.480 2.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Medical care services

5.426 430.005 445.278 445.955 3.7 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.3

Physicians' services(2)

1.613 342.966 350.277 349.910 2.0 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.547 246.377 257.537 258.486 4.9 0.4 0.1 0.5 0.9

Transportation services

5.812 269.858 276.008 276.982 2.6 0.4 0.7 0.2 0.5

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.147 255.644 258.943 258.845 1.3 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0

Motor vehicle insurance

2.479 396.193 412.890 414.773 4.7 0.5 0.9 0.1 0.5

Airline fare

0.768 299.315 305.354 305.733 2.1 0.1 2.4 1.4 1.2

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.


Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, December 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2012
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2011-
Dec.
2012
Nov.
2012-
Dec.
2012
Sep.
2012-
Oct.
2012
Oct.
2012-
Nov.
2012
Nov.
2012-
Dec.
2012

All items

100.000 1.7 -0.3 0.1 -0.3 0.0

Food

14.243 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Food at home

8.553 1.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.226 0.8 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.469 -0.7 0.0 0.6 0.5 0.0

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.051 2.3 1.6 0.9 -0.5 1.9

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.290 -0.8 -0.7 0.9 1.2 -0.7

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.128 -1.5 0.8 -1.5 1.3 0.8

Rice(1)(2)(3)

0.0 0.1 -0.6 1.7 0.1

Bakery products

0.757 1.7 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.4

Bread(2)

0.222 1.5 0.8 0.4 -0.9 1.0

White bread(1)(3)

2.3 1.2 1.8 -0.7 1.2

Bread other than white(1)(3)

-0.2 0.7 1.1 -1.3 0.7

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(1)(2)

0.113 1.3 0.9 -1.0 0.4 0.8

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.186 1.3 -0.8 1.3 -0.4 -0.6

Cookies(1)(3)

1.8 -1.2 0.0 0.9 -1.4

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

1.5 -0.5 2.6 -0.5 -0.5

Other bakery products

0.236 2.3 0.0 0.3 0.7 0.3

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(1)(3)

5.4 0.8 1.2 0.2 0.8

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

1.4 0.7 0.5 -0.1 1.2

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers(3)

0.3 -2.1 -1.1 2.4 -2.7

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.950 1.5 0.0 0.8 -0.1 0.0

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.838 1.5 -0.1 0.7 0.1 0.2

Meats

1.189 0.8 -0.2 0.6 0.0 0.2

Beef and veal(1)

0.560 4.6 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.3

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.220 5.6 -0.1 0.1 0.2 -0.1

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.082 3.2 -0.2 2.4 0.4 -0.2

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.207 4.1 0.6 0.1 -0.2 0.6

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.052 4.2 2.1 1.2 0.0 2.1

Pork

0.365 -3.3 -1.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.1

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.138 -2.4 -0.7 -0.6 -0.2 0.1

Bacon and related products(3)

-1.8 0.0 -0.8 -0.1 1.1

Breakfast sausage and related products(1)(2)(3)

-4.1 -2.0 -1.0 -2.1 -2.0

Ham

0.078 -2.3 -2.4 -1.0 -0.5 0.1

Ham, excluding canned(3)

-2.8 -2.6 -1.1 -0.8 0.3

Pork chops

0.061 -3.7 -2.1 2.3 1.0 -1.9

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.088 -5.4 -1.4 4.6 0.4 0.3

Other meats

0.263 -1.2 0.4 -0.1 0.1 0.5

Frankfurters(3)

-1.2 0.9 -2.0 0.7 0.7

Lunchmeats(1)(2)(3)

-0.5 0.6 0.8 0.2 0.6

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

-7.8 -2.0 5.0 -1.2 -2.0

Lamb and mutton(1)(2)(3)

-16.5 -1.8 4.3 -3.3 -1.8

Poultry

0.346 5.7 0.7 1.5 0.2 0.7

Chicken(2)

0.272 6.0 0.6 1.7 0.4 0.8

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

3.6 -0.6 2.0 2.1 -0.6

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

7.1 1.6 1.9 0.1 1.6

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.074 4.6 1.1 0.3 0.9 0.1

Fish and seafood(1)

0.304 -0.1 -0.5 0.0 0.2 -0.4

Fresh fish and seafood(1)(2)

0.155 -1.5 -1.0 -0.3 -0.5 -1.0

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.149 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.6 -0.1

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

6.9 1.5 -0.1 1.1 1.5

Frozen fish and seafood(1)(3)

-2.2 -1.6 -1.0 0.7 -1.6

Eggs

0.112 1.1 0.9 3.5 -3.1 -2.8

Dairy and related products(1)

0.900 0.5 0.2 0.8 0.8 0.2

Milk(1)(2)

0.298 1.9 0.3 0.9 2.5 0.3

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

2.9 0.6 2.0 2.6 0.6

Fresh milk other than whole(1)(2)(3)

1.0 0.0 0.4 2.4 0.0

Cheese and related products(1)

0.285 0.1 0.2 1.0 0.8 0.8

Ice cream and related products

0.135 -1.3 -0.7 -0.8 0.4 -0.6

Other dairy and related products(2)

0.182 0.1 0.9 -0.5 0.7 0.9

Fruits and vegetables

1.265 1.8 1.5 0.6 0.2 0.6

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.965 2.3 2.1 0.7 -0.1 1.1

Fresh fruits

0.511 5.5 2.6 0.9 0.3 1.6

Apples

0.092 13.3 1.0 -0.1 2.1 1.8

Bananas

0.079 0.0 1.1 1.2 -0.3 1.5

Citrus fruits(2)

0.110 3.2 -1.9 2.6 -1.5 4.5

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

3.3 -3.2 2.2 -0.4 7.5

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.231 5.7 6.0 1.8 1.0 0.7

Fresh vegetables

0.453 -1.2 1.5 0.5 -0.5 0.5

Potatoes

0.074 -7.4 -1.8 1.0 2.5 0.4

Lettuce

0.063 -3.2 -0.2 -1.1 -0.1 -0.8

Tomatoes(1)

0.081 4.8 5.9 3.7 1.3 5.9

Other fresh vegetables

0.236 -0.7 1.5 0.3 -0.2 0.8

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.300 0.1 -0.6 0.1 1.1 -0.9

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.151 0.5 -1.5 1.0 2.0 -2.2

Canned fruits(2)(3)

1.6 -1.7 -0.1 2.8 -2.9

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

-0.5 -1.4 1.3 2.1 -2.3

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.094 -1.4 -0.6 -0.7 0.7 -0.4

Frozen vegetables(3)

-2.2 -1.2 -1.1 1.3 -1.2

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.055 1.6 1.6 -0.8 -1.7 1.7

Dried beans, peas, and lentils(1)(2)(3)

1.1 2.8 -1.2 -2.9 2.8

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.941 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.5 0.2

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.707 0.7 -0.1 -0.4 0.8 -0.1

Carbonated drinks

0.285 0.0 -0.2 -0.6 -0.3 0.3

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 -1.0 0.6 -0.1 0.0 0.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.408 1.2 -0.1 0.1 1.1 -0.1

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.234 -2.7 0.3 -0.3 -0.4 0.9

Coffee

0.141 -4.3 0.0 -0.2 0.6 1.0

Roasted coffee(3)

-4.5 -0.3 0.7 0.5 2.1

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

-3.9 0.8 0.2 -1.6 0.8

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.093 -0.1 0.7 0.2 -0.9 0.9

Other food at home

2.271 2.0 0.0 -0.1 0.4 0.1

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.303 1.1 0.5 -0.2 -1.2 0.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.058 -1.3 0.7 -1.0 -0.6 1.1

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.182 1.5 0.2 -0.2 -1.0 0.2

Other sweets(2)

0.063 2.3 1.1 0.7 -0.1 0.9

Fats and oils

0.262 1.7 0.0 -0.1 0.8 0.0

Butter and margarine(2)

0.076 -0.5 -1.0 -0.3 2.7 -1.0

Butter(3)

-2.6 -2.1 -0.9 1.4 -2.1

Margarine(3)

1.6 0.7 -1.1 1.0 0.6

Salad dressing(1)(2)

0.066 0.2 0.7 0.5 -0.1 0.7

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.121 4.0 0.2 0.9 -0.5 -0.1

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

13.8 0.8 -0.4 -0.6 0.8

Other foods

1.706 2.2 0.0 -0.1 0.6 0.1

Soups

0.096 0.4 -1.4 -1.8 1.8 -2.3

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.301 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.6 -0.2

Snacks(1)

0.330 3.7 -0.8 1.3 -0.1 -0.8

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.281 2.6 0.4 0.1 0.7 1.4

Salt and other seasonings and spices(2)(3)

0.8 -0.3 0.0 -0.5 -0.3

Olives, pickles, relishes(1)(2)(3)

6.5 -0.5 1.0 -1.2 -0.5

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

3.1 1.7 1.9 -1.3 2.8

Other condiments(1)(3)

2.0 0.2 -1.9 -1.5 0.2

Baby food(1)(2)

0.072 2.6 1.4 0.2 0.0 1.4

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.627 2.5 0.4 -0.4 0.4 0.4

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

2.2 -1.0 0.5 -0.1 -1.0

Food away from home(1)

5.690 2.5 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.694 2.4 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.290 2.6 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.262 3.4 0.2 0.7 0.1 0.3

Food at elementary and secondary schools(1)(3)(5)

3.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(1)(2)

0.082 2.6 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.362 2.3 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0

Energy

9.759 0.5 -2.3 -0.2 -4.1 -1.2

Energy commodities

6.013 1.5 -3.9 -0.5 -6.9 -2.2

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.331 -1.4 0.2 1.1 0.3 0.2

Fuel oil(1)

0.233 3.6 0.0 1.1 -0.2 0.0

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(1)(6)

0.098 -11.7 0.4 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2

Motor fuel

5.682 1.7 -4.1 -0.6 -7.3 -2.3

Gasoline (all types)

5.490 1.7 -4.2 -0.6 -7.4 -2.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

1.6 -4.3 -0.7 -7.5 -2.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

1.8 -3.9 -1.0 -7.3 -2.1

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

2.3 -4.2 0.2 -6.9 -2.6

Other motor fuels(2)

0.192 1.6 -2.0 1.8 -1.3 1.0

Energy services(8)

3.746 -1.1 0.3 0.3 0.9 0.4

Electricity(8)

2.842 -0.5 0.0 0.5 0.7 0.2

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.904 -2.9 1.1 -0.2 1.3 1.3

All items less food and energy

75.998 1.9 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.668 0.3 -0.7 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.311 -0.4 -0.3 0.0 0.1 -0.3

Window and floor coverings and other linens(1)(2)

0.269 -3.9 -1.3 -0.1 0.0 -1.3

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.038 -3.8 -0.9 -0.4 -0.8 -0.9

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.076 1.1 -0.3 -0.4 0.7 -0.3

Other linens(1)(2)

0.154 -6.3 -1.9 0.1 -0.2 -1.9

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.715 -0.4 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.233 -2.9 -0.9 0.1 -0.1 -0.9

Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture(1)(2)

0.338 0.1 -0.4 -0.7 -1.0 -0.4

Other furniture(2)

0.136 2.9 0.1 0.0 1.9 0.0

Infants' furniture(1)(3)(5)

Appliances(2)

0.285 1.9 -0.1 0.5 0.7 0.2

Major appliances(2)

0.164 3.9 0.2 1.4 0.3 0.6

Laundry equipment(3)

7.8 -0.5 1.8 1.2 -0.1

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.117 -0.8 -0.5 -0.7 -0.3 -0.5

Other household equipment and furnishings(1)(2)

0.482 -2.4 -0.5 0.0 0.1 -0.5

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.252 -3.7 -0.8 -0.3 0.0 -0.8

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.101 -0.5 0.3 0.5 1.0 -0.3

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.046 -3.5 -0.3 0.0 -0.4 -0.3

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.083 0.1 -0.3 0.7 0.6 0.0

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.674 0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.6 -0.3

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.172 1.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.357 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 0.8 -0.4

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.888 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

Household cleaning products(1)(2)

0.359 -0.8 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.1

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.244 2.3 -0.3 -0.2 0.4 -0.3

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.285 0.2 -0.1 -0.4 0.1 -0.1

Apparel

3.665 1.8 -3.0 0.7 -0.6 -0.1

Men's and boys' apparel

0.882 2.2 -3.0 -0.5 0.8 -0.2

Men's apparel

0.698 1.2 -3.6 -1.0 0.5 -0.5

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.129 -1.2 -7.2 -3.8 2.3 -3.1

Men's furnishings

0.186 4.3 -1.4 -1.1 1.2 1.4

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.222 -1.0 -4.1 0.3 -0.8 0.1

Men's pants and shorts

0.154 2.5 -2.4 -0.7 0.6 -1.0

Boys' apparel

0.184 6.1 -0.6 0.8 1.3 1.5

Women's and girls' apparel

1.560 1.0 -4.4 1.7 -1.4 -0.6

Women's apparel

1.298 1.1 -4.9 1.1 -0.6 -0.9

Women's outerwear

0.105 3.1 -7.6 9.7 -0.4 -2.5

Women's dresses

0.169 2.2 -6.9 -0.4 -3.4 0.9

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.614 1.9 -6.3 0.4 -0.1 -1.5

Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories(2)

0.394 -1.0 -1.0 1.1 0.5 -0.5

Girls' apparel

0.262 0.3 -2.2 5.2 -5.0 0.8

Footwear

0.704 4.4 -1.4 0.7 0.1 0.4

Men's footwear(1)

0.217 4.0 -1.7 2.3 0.2 -1.7

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.154 3.3 0.0 0.6 1.6 0.7

Women's footwear

0.333 5.3 -1.9 -0.2 -0.3 1.2

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.202 1.4 -1.4 0.8 -1.7 0.4

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.317 -0.9 -0.9 -1.1 -1.2 1.0

Watches(1)(6)

0.088 4.6 2.9 -1.4 -3.0 2.9

Jewelry(6)

0.229 -2.9 -2.3 -0.7 -0.8 -0.5

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.519 0.3 0.0 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1

New vehicles

3.171 1.6 0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.0

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

1.6 0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.0

New cars(3)

1.1 0.3 -0.5 0.4 0.1

New trucks(3)(11)

2.1 0.3 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.847 -2.0 -0.4 -0.9 -0.5 -0.4

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.432 0.9 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.2

Tires(1)

0.292 0.2 0.2 0.2 -0.6 0.2

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.140 2.3 0.1 -0.7 0.9 0.1

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(1)(3)

2.5 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(1)(3)

2.8 -0.3 -3.5 3.9 -0.3

Medical care commodities(1)

1.718 1.7 -0.5 0.0 -0.4 -0.5

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.639 1.6 -0.5 0.0 -0.5 -0.5

Prescription drugs

1.326 1.9 -0.6 0.2 -0.5 -0.5

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.313 0.7 -0.1 -0.1 0.3 -0.1

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.079 1.9 0.1 0.5 0.7 0.1

Recreation commodities(9)

2.272 -2.0 -0.7 -0.2 -0.1 -0.6

Video and audio products(9)

0.395 -9.0 -0.9 -0.7 -0.8 -0.8

Televisions

0.145 -17.5 -1.0 -1.3 -1.1 -0.8

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.025 -12.0 -2.5 0.0 -2.9 -2.5

Audio equipment(1)

0.070 -6.3 -1.3 -0.7 -0.6 -1.3

Audio discs, tapes and other media(1)(2)

0.044 -0.9 -0.3 1.3 -0.5 -0.3

Pets and pet products(1)

0.691 1.0 -0.7 0.2 0.3 -0.7

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

2.9 -0.4 0.5 0.4 -0.4

Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories(1)(2)(3)

-2.4 -2.0 0.1 0.8 -2.0

Sporting goods(1)

0.460 1.0 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.3

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.244 1.6 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

Sports equipment(1)

0.207 0.4 -0.8 -0.1 -0.7 -0.8

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.052 -7.6 -4.3 -2.4 -0.4 -2.7

Film and photographic supplies(1)(2)(3)

5.0

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

-8.9 -4.1 -2.3 -0.4 -2.6

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.224 2.4 0.6 -0.3 0.6 0.6

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.124 6.2 0.9 0.3 0.9 0.9

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.096 -2.1 0.1 -1.1 0.2 0.1

Other recreational goods(2)

0.450 -4.1 -1.1 -0.4 -0.4 -1.1

Toys(1)

0.331 -5.9 -1.7 -0.2 -0.7 -1.7

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment(1)(2)(3)

-2.7 -1.6 0.1 -0.6 -1.6

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(2)

0.061 3.0 1.6 -1.8 0.8 1.9

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.040 0.8 -0.7 0.5 0.1 -0.7

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.584 -2.8 -0.7 -0.6 -0.4 -0.6

Educational books and supplies

0.211 7.0 -0.3 0.1 0.8 -0.1

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

7.9 -0.3 0.2 0.5 -0.3

Information technology commodities(9)

0.373 -7.6 -0.9 -0.9 -1.1 -0.8

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.245 -8.7 -1.4 -1.5 -1.6 -1.3

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.045 -7.2 0.1 -0.3 1.6 0.1

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items(1)(2)

0.083 -4.7 -0.1 0.3 -1.2 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages

0.945 1.9 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.4

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.566 1.1 0.1 -0.3 0.3 0.4

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.271 1.6 0.3 -0.4 0.4 0.2

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.071 0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.8

Whiskey at home(3)

0.0 0.3 -0.2 0.7 0.4

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(1)(3)

0.5 -0.4 -0.3 -0.8 -0.4

Wine at home

0.224 0.8 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.8

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.379 3.0 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home(1)(2)(3)

2.3 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.1

Wine away from home(1)(2)(3)

3.2 0.2 0.2 -0.3 0.2

Distilled spirits away from home(1)(2)(3)

3.4 0.1 -0.1 0.4 0.1

Other goods(9)

1.654 0.9 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.799 1.9 0.5 -0.1 0.0 0.5

Cigarettes(1)(2)

0.739 1.9 0.6 -0.1 0.0 0.6

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.054 1.4 -0.4 -0.2 0.6 -0.4

Personal care products(1)

0.649 0.2 -0.7 -0.3 -0.2 -0.7

Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products(1)(2)

0.340 0.4 -0.8 -0.5 -0.1 -0.8

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements(1)

0.303 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1 -0.3 -0.6

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.206 -0.6 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 -0.1

Infants' equipment(1)(3)(5)

-3.7 -1.1 -0.4 1.4 -1.1

Services less energy services

56.330 2.5 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2

Shelter

31.559 2.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.1

Rent of shelter(13)

31.210 2.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2

Rent of primary residence(8)

6.509 2.7 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2

Lodging away from home(2)

0.759 0.7 -2.6 0.5 -1.0 -0.9

Housing at school, excluding board(8)(13)

0.158 4.2 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.3

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.600 -0.2 -3.2 0.5 -1.3 -1.2

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(8)(13)

23.942 2.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(8)(13)

22.529 2.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.349 3.4 1.0 0.2 0.5 1.0

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.196 5.7 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.4

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.904 6.7 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.292 2.9 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.1

Household operations(1)(2)

0.727 2.2 0.1 -0.1 0.4 0.1

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.250 1.7 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.237 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

Moving, storage, freight expense(1)(2)

0.089 2.9 0.6 -1.2 1.2 0.6

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.078 4.3 0.0 0.2 0.9 0.0

Medical care services

5.426 3.7 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.3

Professional services

3.000 1.9 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2

Physicians' services(8)

1.613 2.0 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0

Dental services(8)

0.763 2.8 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.5

Eyeglasses and eye care(6)

0.248 0.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Services by other medical professionals(1)(8)(6)

0.375 0.8 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Hospital and related services

1.770 4.6 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.8

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.547 4.9 0.4 0.1 0.5 0.9

Inpatient hospital services(8)(14)(3)

4.2 0.3 -0.2 0.4 0.8

Outpatient hospital services(8)(3)(6)

5.5 0.4 0.2 0.8 0.8

Nursing homes and adult day services(8)(14)

0.137 3.6 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2

Care of invalids and elderly at home(1)(5)

0.085 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.656 9.9 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0

Transportation services

5.812 2.6 0.4 0.7 0.2 0.5

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.377 -4.0 0.5 -0.9 -0.5 1.3

Car and truck rental(2)

0.067 0.9 3.6 -1.1 1.7 3.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.147 1.3 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.057 2.3 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.460 1.9 -0.1 0.4 0.4 -0.1

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.594 0.7 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

Motor vehicle insurance

2.479 4.7 0.5 0.9 0.1 0.5

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.561 2.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1

State motor vehicle registration and license fees(1)(8)(2)

0.325 -0.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

Parking and other fees(1)(2)

0.214 6.4 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3

Parking fees and tolls(1)(2)(3)

8.4 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5

Automobile service clubs(1)(2)(3)

2.3 0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.2

Public transportation

1.181 2.4 0.4 1.7 0.8 1.0

Airline fare

0.768 2.1 0.1 2.4 1.4 1.2

Other intercity transportation

0.147 1.3 2.6 0.5 -0.9 2.0

Intercity bus fare(1)(3)(4)

0.5 1.0

Intercity train fare(1)(3)(4)

9.4 8.4 -1.9 -2.2 8.4

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

-3.1 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3 -0.1

Intracity transportation(1)

0.263 3.8 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0

Intracity mass transit(1)(3)(9)

3.1 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0

Recreation services(9)

3.718 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1

Video and audio services(9)

1.502 3.1 -0.1 -0.4 0.2 0.0

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.393 3.6 -0.1 -0.5 0.3 0.1

Video discs and other media, including rental of video and audio(1)(2)

0.109 -3.4 -1.2 0.4 -0.8 -1.2

Video discs and other media(1)(2)(3)

-6.4 -1.5 0.0 -0.7 -1.5

Rental of video or audio discs and other media(1)(2)(3)

-0.5 -0.4 0.4 -0.2 -0.4

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.410 2.4 0.0 0.4 0.6 0.3

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

2.2 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

2.4 0.0 0.3 0.5 0.3

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.058 0.3 -0.5 0.5 0.1 -0.5

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

0.3 -1.0 1.0 0.0 -1.0

Other recreation services(2)

1.747 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Club dues and fees for participant sports and group exercises(2)

0.569 0.4 -0.3 -0.1 0.7 -0.3

Admissions(1)

0.637 4.2 0.5 0.7 -0.5 0.5

Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts(1)(2)(3)

3.7 0.4 0.7 -0.6 0.4

Admission to sporting events(1)(2)(3)

6.2 1.3 0.3 -0.1 1.3

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.235 3.4 -0.1 0.0 1.2 -0.1

Education and communication services(9)

6.179 1.9 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.061 3.6 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.4

College tuition and fees

1.730 4.0 0.0 0.7 0.3 0.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.388 3.5 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.3

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.780 2.7 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.059 2.9 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.2

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.148 3.8 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.0

Postage(1)

0.138 3.8 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.1

Delivery services(1)(2)

0.010 5.0 -0.4 1.5 0.7 -0.4

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.387 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.443 -0.8 0.0 0.3 -0.1 0.0

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.944 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0

Internet services and electronic information providers(1)(2)

0.569 -0.3 0.3 -0.2 0.0 0.3

Other personal services(9)

1.712 2.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Personal care services(1)

0.628 1.8 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.5

Haircuts and other personal care services(1)(2)

0.628 1.8 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.5

Miscellaneous personal services

1.084 2.2 -0.1 0.3 0.1 0.2

Legal services(6)

0.296 1.9 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0

Funeral expenses(6)

0.159 2.2 0.0 0.6 0.5 0.2

Laundry and dry cleaning services(2)

0.240 2.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(1)(2)

0.030 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0

Financial services(1)(6)

0.215 2.6 -0.8 -0.3 -0.3 -0.8

Checking account and other bank services(1)(2)(3)

3.9 0.3 -0.3 0.0 0.3

Tax return preparation and other accounting fees(2)(3)

1.8 -1.2 -0.1 -1.1 -1.2

Footnotes
(1) Not seasonally adjusted.
(2) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(3) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(4) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(6) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(7) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(8) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(9) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(10) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(11) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(12) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.

NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes, December 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Nov.
2012
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2011
Nov.
2012
Dec.
2012
Dec.
2011-
Dec.
2012
Nov.
2012-
Dec.
2012
Sep.
2012-
Oct.
2012
Oct.
2012-
Nov.
2012
Nov.
2012-
Dec.
2012

All items less food

85.757 224.805 229.509 228.709 1.7 -0.3 0.1 -0.4 -0.1

All items less shelter

68.441 217.260 221.572 220.582 1.5 -0.4 0.1 -0.5 -0.1

All items less food and shelter

54.197 213.403 217.881 216.532 1.5 -0.6 0.1 -0.7 -0.2

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.438 212.046 216.143 215.598 1.7 -0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1

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

42.591 215.870 220.378 219.839 1.8 -0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1

All items less medical care

92.856 216.875 221.049 220.408 1.6 -0.3 0.2 -0.3 0.0

All items less energy

90.241 226.795 231.160 231.043 1.9 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Commodities

39.924 183.345 186.845 185.204 1.0 -0.9 0.0 -1.1 -0.4

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.821 146.416 148.387 147.231 0.6 -0.8 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

Commodities less food

25.681 160.453 163.834 161.405 0.6 -1.5 -0.2 -1.9 -0.7

Commodities less food and beverages

24.736 157.921 161.274 158.782 0.5 -1.5 -0.2 -2.0 -0.7

Services

60.076 267.737 273.323 273.694 2.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(1)

28.866 292.487 298.609 299.113 2.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.4

Services less medical care services

54.650 255.271 260.231 260.580 2.1 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3

Durables

8.747 112.277 111.719 111.563 -0.6 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.1

Nondurables

31.177 218.411 224.101 221.668 1.5 -1.1 0.1 -1.4 -0.4

Nondurables less food

16.933 205.966 213.188 208.549 1.3 -2.2 -0.1 -2.7 -0.9

Nondurables less food and beverages

15.989 204.529 211.925 207.019 1.2 -2.3 -0.1 -2.9 -1.0

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.324 259.668 268.048 262.409 1.1 -2.1 -0.3 -3.6 -1.3

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.269 255.567 263.531 258.414 1.1 -1.9 -0.3 -3.3 -1.1

Housing

40.871 220.193 223.814 224.032 1.7 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1

Education and communication(2)

6.763 132.728 134.736 134.694 1.5 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1

Education(2)

3.272 212.745 220.856 220.818 3.8 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.3

Communication(2)

3.491 82.990 82.532 82.496 -0.6 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Information and information processing(2)

3.343 79.599 79.011 78.975 -0.8 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

0.956 8.818 8.544 8.528 -3.3 -0.2 -0.5 -0.5 -0.2

Recreation(2)

5.991 113.499 114.763 114.442 0.8 -0.3 -0.1 0.1 -0.2

Video and audio(2)

1.897 98.225 98.812 98.515 0.3 -0.3 -0.5 0.0 -0.1

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.101 160.427 163.628 162.915 1.6 -0.4 0.3 0.4 -0.4

Photography(2)

0.111 79.602 78.563 76.774 -3.6 -2.3 -0.9 -0.2 -1.6

Food and beverages

15.188 231.130 234.742 235.230 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Domestically produced farm food(4)

7.229 236.613 239.474 240.239 1.5 0.3 0.5 -0.1 0.3

Other services

11.610 318.043 324.789 324.870 2.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2

Apparel less footwear

2.961 117.890 123.437 119.237 1.1 -3.4 0.7 -0.7 -0.2

Fuels and utilities

5.273 217.674 217.964 218.496 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.7 0.4

Household energy

4.077 189.711 187.141 187.642 -1.1 0.3 0.4 0.8 0.4

Medical care

7.144 405.629 418.653 418.654 3.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1

Transportation

17.012 208.585 214.525 211.853 1.6 -1.2 -0.1 -2.6 -0.6

Private transportation

15.832 203.809 209.745 206.874 1.5 -1.4 -0.3 -2.8 -0.8

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.531 99.795 99.645 99.743 -0.1 0.1 -0.5 -0.1 0.0

Utilities and public transportation

9.903 205.245 207.131 207.478 1.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.3

Household furnishings and operations

4.039 125.170 125.500 125.202 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.4 -0.2

Other goods and services

3.366 391.043 396.702 396.814 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Personal care

2.567 210.257 213.363 213.099 1.4 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1

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.
(4) Not seasonally adjusted.

NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, December 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Dec. 2012 from: Percent change to Nov. 2012 from:
Dec.
2011
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012
Nov.
2011
Sep.
2012
Oct.
2012

U.S. city average

M

1.7 -0.7 -0.3 1.8 -0.5 -0.5

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

1.8 -0.4 -0.3 1.8 -0.1 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.0 -0.3 -0.3 2.0 0.0 0.0

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

1.3 -0.8 -0.2 1.3 -0.4 -0.7

Midwest urban

M

1.8 -0.6 -0.2 1.8 -0.7 -0.4

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.7 -0.7 -0.2 1.7 -0.7 -0.4

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

2.0 -0.5 -0.2 2.0 -0.7 -0.3

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.6 -0.7 -0.1 1.6 -0.8 -0.6

South urban

M

1.7 -0.6 -0.1 1.6 -0.7 -0.5

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.7 -0.6 -0.1 1.6 -0.8 -0.5

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

1.6 -0.6 -0.1 1.4 -0.6 -0.5

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.9 -0.7 -0.1 2.1 -1.1 -0.6

West urban

M

1.7 -1.2 -0.5 1.9 -0.4 -0.7

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.8 -1.5 -0.6 2.1 -0.4 -0.9

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

1.3 -0.8 -0.4 1.4 -0.2 -0.4

Size classes

A(4)

M

1.8 -0.8 -0.3 1.9 -0.5 -0.5

B/C(3)

M

1.5 -0.7 -0.2 1.5 -0.5 -0.5

D

M

1.9 -0.8 -0.2 2.1 -0.8 -0.5

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

1.7 -0.6 -0.3 1.5 -0.5 -0.4

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

1.9 -1.7 -0.7 2.1 -0.2 -1.0

New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA

M

2.1 -0.3 -0.3 2.0 -0.1 0.0

Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT

1

2.0 0.2

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

1.6 -1.0

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

1.7 -0.5

Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV(6)

1

2.1 -0.7

Atlanta, GA

2

1.2 -0.9

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

1.4 -0.7

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

1.0 -0.8

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

1.4 -0.7

Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD

2

1.8 -0.9

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

2.2 -1.4

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

1.4 -1.4

Footnotes
(1) Foods, fuels, and several other items are priced every month in all areas. Most other goods and services are priced as indicated: M - Every month. 1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November. 2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.
(2) Regions defined as the four Census regions.
(3) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(4) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(5) In addition, the following metropolitan areas are published semiannually and appear in Tables 34 and 39 of the January and July issues of the CPI Detailed Report: Anchorage, AK; Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN; Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO; Honolulu, HI; Kansas City, MO-KS; Milwaukee-Racine, WI; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI; Phoenix-Mesa, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland-Salem, OR-WA; St. Louis, MO-IL; San Diego, CA; Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL.
(6) Indexes on a November 1996=100 base.

NOTE: Local area indexes are byproducts of the national CPI program. Each local index has a smaller sample size than the national index and is, therefore, subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are similar. Therefore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics strongly urges users to consider adopting the national average CPI for use in their escalator clauses.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 5. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) and the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, all items index, December 2012
[Percent changes]
Month Year Unadjusted 1-month percent change Unadjusted 12-month percent change
C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U

December 2000

2.6 3.4

December 2001

1.3 1.6

December 2002

2.0 2.4

December 2003

1.7 1.9

December 2004

3.2 3.3

December 2005

2.9 3.4

December 2006

2.3 2.5

December 2007

3.7 4.1

December 2008

0.2 0.1

December 2009

2.5 2.7

January 2010

0.4 0.3 2.4 2.6

February 2010

0.0 0.0 1.9 2.1

March 2010

0.4 0.4 2.1 2.3

April 2010

0.1 0.2 2.1 2.2

May 2010

0.0 0.1 1.8 2.0

June 2010

-0.1 -0.1 0.8 1.1

July 2010

0.0 0.0 1.0 1.2

August 2010

0.2 0.1 0.9 1.1

September 2010

0.1 0.1 0.9 1.1

October 2010

0.1 0.1 0.9 1.2

November 2010

0.0 0.0 0.9 1.1

December 2010

0.2 0.2 1.3 1.5

January 2011

0.4 0.5 1.4 1.6

February 2011

0.5 0.5 1.9 2.1

March 2011

0.8 1.0 2.3 2.7

April 2011

0.6 0.6 2.7 3.2

May 2011

0.4 0.5 3.1 3.6

June 2011

0.0 -0.1 3.2 3.6

July 2011

0.1 0.1 3.3 3.6

August 2011

0.3 0.3 3.4 3.8

September 2011

0.2 0.2 3.5 3.9

October 2011

-0.2 -0.2 3.2 3.5

November 2011

-0.1 -0.1 3.1 3.4

December 2011

-0.2 -0.2 2.7 3.0

January 2012

0.4 0.4 2.7 2.9

February 2012

0.4 0.4 2.6 2.9

March 2012

0.6 0.8 2.4 2.7

April 2012

0.3 0.3 2.1 2.3

May 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.6 1.7

June 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.6 1.7

July 2012

-0.2 -0.2 1.3 1.4

August 2012

0.4 0.6 1.5 1.7

September 2012

0.4 0.4 1.7 2.0

October 2012

0.0 0.0 1.9 2.2

November 2012

-0.4 -0.5 1.6 1.8

December 2012

-0.2 -0.3 1.6 1.7

Footnotes
(1) The C-CPI-U is designed to be a closer approximation to a cost-of-living index in that it, in its final form, accounts for any substitution that consumers make across item categories in response to changes in relative prices. Since the expenditure data required for the calculation of the C-CPI-U are available only with a time lag, the C-CPI-U is being issued first in preliminary form using the latest available expenditure data at that time and is subject to two revisions.

NOTE: Indexes for 2012 are intial estimates. Indexes for 2011 are interim adjustments. Data prior to 2011 are final.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2012, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2012
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Nov. 2012-
Dec. 2012
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Nov. 2012-
Dec. 2012(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.0 0.03 L-Oct. 2012 0.1

Food

14.243 0.2 0.027 0.08 - -

Food at home

8.553 0.2 0.019 0.14 S-Sep. 2012 0.0

Cereals and bakery products

1.226 0.2 0.003 0.35 S-Sep. 2012 -0.1

Cereals and cereal products

0.469 0.0 0.000 0.50 S-Sep. 2012 -0.9

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.051 1.9 0.001 0.88 L-May 2011 2.5

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.290 -0.7 -0.002 0.69 S-Sep. 2012 -1.9

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.128 0.8 0.001 0.72 S-Oct. 2012 -1.5

Rice(4)(5)(6)

0.1 0.81 S-Oct. 2012 -0.6

Bakery products

0.757 0.4 0.003 0.43 L-Oct. 2012 0.4

Bread(5)

0.222 1.0 0.002 0.89 L-Jul. 2012 1.3

White bread(4)(6)

1.2 1.19 L-Oct. 2012 1.8

Bread other than white(4)(6)

0.7 1.30 L-Oct. 2012 1.1

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)(5)

0.113 0.8 0.001 0.61 L-Sep. 2011 1.2

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.186 -0.6 -0.001 0.88 S-Jun. 2012 -0.6

Cookies(4)(6)

-1.4 0.95 S-May 2011 -1.5

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

-0.5 0.97 - -

Other bakery products

0.236 0.3 0.001 0.78 S-Oct. 2012 0.3

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

0.8 0.92 L-Oct. 2012 1.2

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

1.2 1.17 L-Apr. 2012 2.6

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

-2.7 1.11 S-Jul. 2009 -2.8

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.950 0.0 0.001 0.23 L-Oct. 2012 0.8

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.838 0.2 0.004 0.24 L-Oct. 2012 0.7

Meats

1.189 0.2 0.003 0.28 L-Oct. 2012 0.6

Beef and veal(4)

0.560 0.3 0.002 0.41 L-Oct. 2012 0.5

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.220 -0.1 0.000 0.60 S-Sep. 2012 -0.3

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.082 -0.2 0.000 1.10 S-Sep. 2012 -1.2

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.207 0.6 0.001 0.79 L-Jul. 2012 1.2

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.052 2.1 0.001 0.73 L-Feb. 2011 2.6

Pork

0.365 -0.1 0.000 0.48 - -

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.138 0.1 0.000 0.84 L-Aug. 2012 2.7

Bacon and related products(6)

1.1 1.07 L-Aug. 2012 3.6

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)(6)

-2.0 1.23 L-Oct. 2012 -1.0

Ham

0.078 0.1 0.000 0.98 L-Aug. 2012 2.0

Ham, excluding canned(6)

0.3 1.04 L-Aug. 2012 2.3

Pork chops

0.061 -1.9 -0.001 1.02 S-Sep. 2012 -2.6

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.088 0.3 0.000 1.09 S-Sep. 2012 -3.7

Other meats

0.263 0.5 0.001 0.63 L-May 2012 0.6

Frankfurters(6)

0.7 2.08 - -

Lunchmeats(4)(5)(6)

0.6 0.64 L-Oct. 2012 0.8

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

-2.0 1.06 S-Sep. 2012 -5.9

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

-1.8 1.19 L-Oct. 2012 4.3

Poultry

0.346 0.7 0.002 0.62 L-Oct. 2012 1.5

Chicken(5)

0.272 0.8 0.002 0.80 L-Oct. 2012 1.7

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

-0.6 1.91 S-Aug. 2012 -2.1

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

1.6 0.85 L-Oct. 2012 1.9

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.074 0.1 0.000 0.80 S-Aug. 2012 -0.4

Fish and seafood(4)

0.304 -0.4 -0.001 0.52 S-May 2012 -1.2

Fresh fish and seafood(4)(5)

0.155 -1.0 -0.002 0.75 S-Feb. 2012 -1.5

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.149 -0.1 0.000 0.70 S-Aug. 2012 -0.3

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

1.5 1.17 L-Jul. 2012 1.7

Frozen fish and seafood(4)(6)

-1.6 1.03 S-Aug. 2012 -2.2

Eggs

0.112 -2.8 -0.003 0.77 L-Oct. 2012 3.5

Dairy and related products(4)

0.900 0.2 0.002 0.31 S-Aug. 2012 0.1

Milk(4)(5)

0.298 0.3 0.001 0.33 S-Sep. 2012 0.0

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

0.6 0.44 S-Sep. 2012 -0.6

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)(6)

0.0 0.48 S-Aug. 2012 -0.4

Cheese and related products(4)

0.285 0.8 0.002 0.59 - -

Ice cream and related products

0.135 -0.6 -0.001 0.83 S-Oct. 2012 -0.8

Other dairy and related products(5)

0.182 0.9 0.002 0.61 L-Jun. 2012 0.9

Fruits and vegetables

1.265 0.6 0.008 0.37 L-Oct. 2012 0.6

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.965 1.1 0.010 0.47 L-Jun. 2012 1.7

Fresh fruits

0.511 1.6 0.008 0.63 L-Aug. 2012 1.9

Apples

0.092 1.8 0.002 1.15 S-Oct. 2012 -0.1

Bananas

0.079 1.5 0.001 0.82 L-Jul. 2010 1.6

Citrus fruits(5)

0.110 4.5 0.005 1.48 L-Dec. 2010 4.9

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

7.5 1.73 L-Feb. 2007 18.3

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.231 0.7 0.002 1.07 S-Sep. 2012 -1.4

Fresh vegetables

0.453 0.5 0.002 0.63 L-Oct. 2012 0.5

Potatoes

0.074 0.4 0.000 1.06 S-Sep. 2012 0.0

Lettuce

0.063 -0.8 0.000 1.57 S-Oct. 2012 -1.1

Tomatoes(4)

0.081 5.9 0.005 1.80 L-Jun. 2012 8.7

Other fresh vegetables

0.236 0.8 0.002 0.91 L-Jul. 2012 1.1

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.300 -0.9 -0.003 0.47 S-Jul. 2012 -1.1

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.151 -2.2 -0.003 0.69 S-Jan. 2003 -2.7

Canned fruits(5)(6)

-2.9 0.81 S-Nov. 2003 -3.3

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

-2.3 0.98 S-Jul. 2012 -2.3

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.094 -0.4 0.000 0.87 S-Oct. 2012 -0.7

Frozen vegetables(6)

-1.2 1.04 S-Sep. 2012 -1.8

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.055 1.7 0.001 0.79 L-Oct. 2011 2.4

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

2.8 1.19 L-Oct. 2011 5.0

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.941 0.2 0.002 0.42 S-Oct. 2012 -0.3

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.707 -0.1 -0.001 0.50 S-Oct. 2012 -0.4

Carbonated drinks

0.285 0.3 0.001 0.72 L-Sep. 2012 1.3

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 0.6 0.000 1.09 L-Dec. 2011 1.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.408 -0.1 0.000 0.65 S-Aug. 2012 -0.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.234 0.9 0.002 0.59 L-Nov. 2011 0.9

Coffee

0.141 1.0 0.001 0.81 L-Nov. 2011 1.8

Roasted coffee(6)

2.1 0.77 L-Nov. 2011 2.1

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

0.8 1.18 L-Jul. 2012 1.5

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.093 0.9 0.001 0.77 L-Jun. 2012 2.5

Other food at home

2.271 0.1 0.003 0.26 S-Oct. 2012 -0.1

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.303 0.5 0.001 0.59 L-Mar. 2012 0.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.058 1.1 0.001 0.49 L-Apr. 2012 1.2

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.182 0.2 0.000 0.92 L-Sep. 2012 0.5

Other sweets(5)

0.063 0.9 0.001 0.71 L-Jul. 2012 1.1

Fats and oils

0.262 0.0 0.000 0.51 S-Oct. 2012 -0.1

Butter and margarine(5)

0.076 -1.0 -0.001 0.79 S-Jul. 2012 -1.2

Butter(6)

-2.1 1.21 S-Apr. 2012 -2.2

Margarine(6)

0.6 1.06 S-Oct. 2012 -1.1

Salad dressing(4)(5)

0.066 0.7 0.000 0.80 L-Sep. 2012 0.8

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.121 -0.1 0.000 0.91 L-Oct. 2012 0.9

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

0.8 1.09 L-Jun. 2012 0.8

Other foods

1.706 0.1 0.002 0.31 S-Oct. 2012 -0.1

Soups

0.096 -2.3 -0.002 1.05 S-Oct. 2007 -3.3

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.301 -0.2 -0.001 0.76 S-Aug. 2012 -0.8

Snacks(4)

0.330 -0.8 -0.003 0.75 S-Jul. 2012 -1.0

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.281 1.4 0.004 0.75 L-Oct. 2011 2.1

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

-0.3 0.81 L-Oct. 2012 0.0

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

-0.5 1.36 L-Oct. 2012 1.0

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

2.8 1.40 L-Nov. 2010 3.2

Other condiments(4)(6)

0.2 0.74 L-Sep. 2012 0.9

Baby food(4)(5)

0.072 1.4 0.001 0.51 L-Jul. 2011 1.7

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.627 0.4 0.003 0.57 - -

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

-1.0 0.89 S-Nov. 2011 -1.1

Food away from home(4)

5.690 0.1 0.008 0.06 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.694 0.3 0.007 0.07 L-Jun. 2012 0.3

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.290 0.0 0.000 0.10 S-Nov. 2010 0.0

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.262 0.3 0.001 0.14 L-Oct. 2012 0.7

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

0.2 0.12 L-Sep. 2012 2.2

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

0.082 0.0 0.000 0.23 S-Oct. 2012 0.0

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.362 0.0 0.000 0.12 S-Mar. 2012 -0.1

Energy

9.759 -1.2 -0.119 0.11 L-Oct. 2012 -0.2

Energy commodities

6.013 -2.2 -0.135 0.11 L-Oct. 2012 -0.5

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.331 0.2 0.001 0.42 S-Jul. 2012 -1.4

Fuel oil(4)

0.233 0.0 0.000 0.54 L-Oct. 2012 1.1

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(4)(9)

0.098 -0.2 0.000 0.44 L-Oct. 2012 -0.2

Motor fuel

5.682 -2.3 -0.135 0.11 L-Oct. 2012 -0.6

Gasoline (all types)

5.490 -2.3 -0.130 0.12 L-Oct. 2012 -0.6

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

-2.3 0.28 L-Oct. 2012 -0.7

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

-2.1 0.27 L-Oct. 2012 -1.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

-2.6 0.27 L-Oct. 2012 0.2

Other motor fuels(5)

0.192 1.0 0.002 0.16 L-Oct. 2012 1.8

Energy services(11)

3.746 0.4 0.016 0.16 S-Oct. 2012 0.3

Electricity(11)

2.842 0.2 0.005 0.18 S-Sep. 2012 0.2

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.904 1.3 0.011 0.18 - -

All items less food and energy

75.998 0.1 0.072 0.04 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.668 -0.2 -0.046 0.09 S-Sep. 2012 -0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.311 -0.3 -0.011 0.15 S-Sep. 2012 -0.3

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

0.269 -1.3 -0.003 0.62 S-Dec. 2010 -1.6

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.038 -0.9 0.000 0.55 S-Dec. 2011 -1.2

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.076 -0.3 0.000 0.68 S-Oct. 2012 -0.4

Other linens(4)(5)

0.154 -1.9 -0.003 0.92 S-May 2012 -2.0

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.715 -0.4 -0.003 0.34 S-Aug. 2012 -0.5

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.233 -0.9 -0.002 0.65 S-Feb. 2012 -1.2

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

0.338 -0.4 -0.001 0.42 L-Sep. 2012 0.3

Other furniture(5)

0.136 0.0 0.000 0.73 S-Oct. 2012 0.0

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

Appliances(5)

0.285 0.2 0.001 0.38 S-Sep. 2012 0.2

Major appliances(5)

0.164 0.6 0.001 0.48 L-Oct. 2012 1.4

Laundry equipment(6)

-0.1 0.58 S-Sep. 2012 -0.5

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.117 -0.5 -0.001 0.59 S-Oct. 2012 -0.7

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)(5)

0.482 -0.5 -0.002 0.41 S-Sep. 2012 -1.6

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.252 -0.8 -0.002 0.51 S-Sep. 2012 -2.4

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.101 -0.3 0.000 0.69 S-Sep. 2012 -0.5

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.046 -0.3 0.000 1.02 L-Oct. 2012 0.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.083 0.0 0.000 0.51 S-Sep. 2012 -1.3

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.674 -0.3 -0.002 0.28 S-Sep. 2012 -0.4

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.172 0.0 0.000 0.35 - -

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.357 -0.4 -0.001 0.32 S-Aug. 2012 -0.6

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.888 0.0 0.000 0.27 S-Oct. 2012 0.0

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.359 0.1 0.000 0.40 - -

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.244 -0.3 -0.001 0.38 S-Feb. 2011 -0.9

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.285 -0.1 0.000 0.47 S-Oct. 2012 -0.4

Apparel

3.665 -0.1 -0.004 0.39 L-Oct. 2012 0.7

Men's and boys' apparel

0.882 -0.2 -0.002 0.61 S-Oct. 2012 -0.5

Men's apparel

0.698 -0.5 -0.004 0.65 S-Oct. 2012 -1.0

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.129 -3.1 -0.004 1.77 S-Oct. 2012 -3.8

Men's furnishings

0.186 1.4 0.003 0.98 L-Aug. 2012 1.8

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.222 0.1 0.000 1.49 L-Oct. 2012 0.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.154 -1.0 -0.002 1.32 S-Jun. 2012 -1.9

Boys' apparel

0.184 1.5 0.003 1.48 L-Jul. 2012 1.8

Women's and girls' apparel

1.560 -0.6 -0.009 0.75 L-Oct. 2012 1.7

Women's apparel

1.298 -0.9 -0.011 0.82 S-Sep. 2011 -1.9

Women's outerwear

0.105 -2.5 -0.002 3.37 S-Aug. 2012 -6.3

Women's dresses

0.169 0.9 0.002 2.67 L-Sep. 2012 5.7

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.614 -1.5 -0.009 1.10 S-Mar. 2012 -1.5

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

0.394 -0.5 -0.002 1.16 S-Sep. 2012 -0.9

Girls' apparel

0.262 0.8 0.002 2.09 L-Oct. 2012 5.2

Footwear

0.704 0.4 0.003 0.56 L-Oct. 2012 0.7

Men's footwear(4)

0.217 -1.7 -0.004 0.85 S-Dec. 2010 -2.5

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.154 0.7 0.001 1.22 S-Oct. 2012 0.6

Women's footwear

0.333 1.2 0.004 0.86 L-Jun. 2012 1.9

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.202 0.4 0.001 1.00 L-Oct. 2012 0.8

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.317 1.0 0.003 1.36 L-Sep. 2012 2.2

Watches(4)(9)

0.088 2.9 0.003 0.78 L-Jan. 2007 3.6

Jewelry(9)

0.229 -0.5 -0.001 1.56 L-Sep. 2012 2.0

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.519 -0.1 -0.007 0.07 - -

New vehicles

3.171 0.0 -0.001 0.11 S-Oct. 2012 -0.1

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

0.0 0.10 S-Oct. 2012 -0.1

New cars(6)

0.1 0.15 S-Oct. 2012 -0.5

New trucks(14)(6)

-0.1 0.11 - -

Used cars and trucks

1.847 -0.4 -0.007 0.02 L-Jun. 2012 0.0

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.432 0.2 0.001 0.20 L-Jul. 2012 0.3

Tires(4)

0.292 0.2 0.001 0.25 L-Oct. 2012 0.2

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.140 0.1 0.000 0.25 S-Oct. 2012 -0.7

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

0.1 0.25 S-Oct. 2012 0.1

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

-0.3 0.64 S-Oct. 2012 -3.5

Medical care commodities(4)

1.718 -0.5 -0.008 0.14 S-May 2008 -0.7

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.639 -0.5 -0.008 0.15 - -

Prescription drugs

1.326 -0.5 -0.006 0.14 - -

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.313 -0.1 0.000 0.49 S-Oct. 2012 -0.1

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.079 0.1 0.000 0.47 S-Sep. 2012 0.1

Recreation commodities(12)

2.272 -0.6 -0.014 0.18 S-Dec. 2010 -0.6

Video and audio products(12)

0.395 -0.8 -0.003 0.28 - -

Televisions

0.145 -0.8 -0.001 0.64 L-Aug. 2012 0.1

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.025 -2.5 -0.001 0.61 L-Oct. 2012 0.0

Audio equipment(4)

0.070 -1.3 -0.001 0.45 S-May 2012 -2.0

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)(5)

0.044 -0.3 0.000 0.47 L-Oct. 2012 1.3

Pets and pet products(4)

0.691 -0.7 -0.005 0.39 S-Jun. 2010 -0.7

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

-0.4 0.41 S-Jul. 2012 -0.6

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

-2.0 0.76 S-Sep. 2010 -2.0

Sporting goods(4)

0.460 -0.3 -0.001 0.31 S-May 2012 -0.3

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.244 0.2 0.000 0.33 S-Aug. 2012 -0.4

Sports equipment(4)

0.207 -0.8 -0.002 0.53 S-Nov. 2011 -1.1

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.052 -2.7 -0.001 0.62 S-EVER -

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

0.73 - -

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

-2.6 0.82 S-Sep. 2011 -2.6

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.224 0.6 0.001 0.34 - -

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.124 0.9 0.001 0.48 - -

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.096 0.1 0.000 0.47 S-Oct. 2012 -1.1

Other recreational goods(5)

0.450 -1.1 -0.005 0.44 S-Sep. 2012 -1.1

Toys(4)

0.331 -1.7 -0.006 0.53 S-Nov. 2010 -1.7

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment(4)(5)(6)

-1.6 0.51 S-Nov. 2010 -2.3

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(5)

0.061 1.9 0.001 0.91 L-Jun. 2007 2.1

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.040 -0.7 0.000 0.42 S-Jul. 2011 -0.8

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.584 -0.6 -0.003 0.34 S-Oct. 2012 -0.6

Educational books and supplies

0.211 -0.1 0.000 0.29 S-Feb. 2011 -0.2

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

-0.3 0.24 S-Apr. 2010 -0.3

Information technology commodities(12)

0.373 -0.8 -0.003 0.43 L-Jun. 2012 0.3

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.245 -1.3 -0.003 0.51 L-Sep. 2012 -1.2

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.045 0.1 0.000 0.75 S-Oct. 2012 -0.3

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items(4)(5)

0.083 -0.1 0.000 0.77 L-Oct. 2012 0.3

Alcoholic beverages

0.945 0.4 0.003 0.13 L-Jan. 2012 0.8

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.566 0.4 0.003 0.21 L-May 2012 0.4

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.271 0.2 0.001 0.27 S-Oct. 2012 -0.4

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.071 0.8 0.001 0.33 L-Dec. 2010 1.0

Whiskey at home(6)

0.4 0.49 S-Oct. 2012 -0.2

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

-0.4 0.59 L-Oct. 2012 -0.3

Wine at home

0.224 0.8 0.002 0.37 L-Apr. 2008 1.0

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.379 0.2 0.001 0.16 - -

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

0.1 0.13 S-Sep. 2012 -0.1

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

0.2 0.20 L-Oct. 2012 0.2

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

0.1 0.20 S-Oct. 2012 -0.1

Other goods(12)

1.654 -0.1 -0.001 0.19 - -

Tobacco and smoking products(4)

0.799 0.5 0.004 0.16 L-Jul. 2012 1.1

Cigarettes(4)(5)

0.739 0.6 0.004 0.17 L-Jul. 2012 1.2

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.054 -0.4 0.000 0.46 S-Nov. 2010 -0.4

Personal care products(4)

0.649 -0.7 -0.005 0.37 S-May 2012 -1.0

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

0.340 -0.8 -0.003 0.54 S-May 2012 -1.1

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

0.303 -0.6 -0.002 0.56 S-May 2012 -0.9

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.206 -0.2 0.000 0.44 S-Sep. 2012 -1.3

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

-0.1 0.46 S-Sep. 2012 -1.4

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

-1.1 0.51 S-Jul. 2012 -1.6

Services less energy services

56.330 0.2 0.119 0.03 - -

Shelter

31.559 0.1 0.043 0.05 S-Jul. 2012 0.1

Rent of shelter(16)

31.210 0.2 0.056 0.05 - -

Rent of primary residence(11)

6.509 0.2 0.012 0.07 - -

Lodging away from home(5)

0.759 -0.9 -0.007 0.86 L-Oct. 2012 0.5

Housing at school, excluding board(11)(16)

0.158 0.3 0.001 0.05 S-Sep. 2012 0.2

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.600 -1.2 -0.008 1.07 L-Oct. 2012 0.5

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(11)(16)

23.942 0.1 0.034 0.04 S-Jun. 2012 0.1

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(11)(16)

22.529 0.1 0.032 0.04 S-Jun. 2012 0.1

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.349 1.0 0.004 0.21 L-Dec. 2009 1.3

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.196 0.4 0.004 0.13 - -

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.904 0.5 0.004 0.17 L-Aug. 2012 1.0

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.292 0.1 0.000 0.15 S-Aug. 2012 0.1

Household operations(4)(5)

0.727 0.1 0.001 0.10 S-Oct. 2012 -0.1

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.250 0.2 0.000 0.07 L-Jun. 2012 0.7

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.237 0.0 0.000 0.11 S-Oct. 2012 0.0

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

0.089 0.6 0.001 0.43 S-Oct. 2012 -1.2

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.078 0.0 0.000 0.14 S-Sep. 2012 -0.7

Medical care services

5.426 0.3 0.018 0.06 - -

Professional services

3.000 0.2 0.005 0.08 L-Sep. 2012 0.3

Physicians' services(11)

1.613 0.0 -0.001 0.12 S-Oct. 2012 0.0

Dental services(11)

0.763 0.5 0.004 0.08 L-Aug. 2012 0.5

Eyeglasses and eye care(9)

0.248 -0.1 0.000 0.23 - -

Services by other medical professionals(4)(11)(9)

0.375 0.0 0.000 0.12 L-Oct. 2012 0.1

Hospital and related services

1.770 0.8 0.014 0.11 L-Jun. 2012 1.1

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.547 0.9 0.014 0.12 L-Jun. 2012 1.2

Inpatient hospital services(11)(17)(6)

0.8 0.18 L-Jun. 2012 1.7

Outpatient hospital services(11)(9)(6)

0.8 0.22 - -

Nursing homes and adult day services(11)(17)

0.137 0.2 0.000 0.12 - -

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

0.085 0.0 0.000 0.15 - -

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.656 0.0 0.000 0.07 S-Apr. 2011 0.0

Transportation services

5.812 0.5 0.031 0.11 L-Oct. 2012 0.7

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.377 1.3 0.005 0.44 L-Feb. 2009 3.7

Car and truck rental(5)

0.067 3.2 0.002 1.34 L-Apr. 2012 4.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.147 0.0 0.000 0.12 S-Jul. 2012 -0.1

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.057 0.4 0.000 0.14 L-Sep. 2012 0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.460 -0.1 0.000 0.15 S-Jul. 2012 -0.1

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.594 0.0 0.000 0.19 - -

Motor vehicle insurance

2.479 0.5 0.012 0.16 L-Oct. 2012 0.9

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.561 0.1 0.001 0.12 L-Oct. 2012 0.1

State motor vehicle registration and license fees(4)(11)(5)

0.325 0.0 0.000 0.12 - -

Parking and other fees(4)(5)

0.214 0.3 0.001 0.16 L-Aug. 2012 0.3

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)(6)

0.5 0.13 L-Aug. 2012 0.8

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

0.2 0.26 L-Jun. 2012 0.4

Public transportation

1.181 1.0 0.012 0.29 L-Oct. 2012 1.7

Airline fare

0.768 1.2 0.009 0.40 S-Aug. 2012 -1.3

Other intercity transportation

0.147 2.0 0.003 0.66 L-Sep. 2012 2.4

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

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

8.4 1.24 L-Jul. 2010 9.9

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

-0.1 0.82 L-Sep. 2012 1.1

Intracity transportation(4)

0.263 0.0 0.000 0.07 - -

Intracity mass transit(4)(12)(6)

0.0 0.09 - -

Recreation services(12)

3.718 0.1 0.002 0.19 S-Oct. 2012 0.0

Video and audio services(12)

1.502 0.0 0.000 0.23 S-Oct. 2012 -0.4

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.393 0.1 0.002 0.23 S-Oct. 2012 -0.5

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

0.109 -1.2 -0.001 0.84 S-Feb. 2012 -1.4

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

-1.5 1.22 S-Jun. 2012 -1.5

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

-0.4 0.75 S-Sep. 2012 -0.5

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.410 0.3 0.001 0.19 S-Sep. 2012 0.2

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

0.2 0.22 S-Oct. 2012 0.1

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

0.3 0.19 S-Oct. 2012 0.3

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.058 -0.5 0.000 0.36 S-Jul. 2011 -0.5

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

0.0 0.36 - -

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

-1.0 0.44 S-May 2007 -1.3

Other recreation services(5)

1.747 0.1 0.001 0.35 S-Sep. 2012 0.1

Club dues and fees for participant sports and group exercises(5)

0.569 -0.3 -0.002 0.71 S-May 2012 -0.4

Admissions(4)

0.637 0.5 0.003 0.50 L-Oct. 2012 0.7

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

0.4 0.42 L-Oct. 2012 0.7

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

1.3 0.52 L-Jun. 2012 1.4

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.235 -0.1 0.000 0.23 S-Jul. 2012 -0.5

Education and communication services(12)

6.179 0.2 0.013 0.07 - -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.061 0.4 0.011 0.12 - -

College tuition and fees

1.730 0.4 0.007 0.21 L-Oct. 2012 0.7

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.388 0.3 0.001 0.03 S-Sep. 2012 0.2

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.780 0.2 0.001 0.11 S-Oct. 2012 0.1

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.059 0.2 0.000 0.18 L-Oct. 2012 0.6

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.148 0.0 0.000 0.01 S-Jun. 2012 0.0

Postage(4)

0.138 0.1 0.000 0.00 S-Jun. 2012 -0.1

Delivery services(4)(5)

0.010 -0.4 0.000 0.12 S-Aug. 2012 -1.2

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.387 0.0 0.000 0.05 S-Aug. 2012 -0.3

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.443 0.0 0.000 0.06 L-Oct. 2012 0.3

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.944 0.0 0.000 0.09 S-Oct. 2012 0.0

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)(5)

0.569 0.3 0.002 0.29 L-May 2012 0.3

Other personal services(12)

1.712 0.1 0.002 0.10 - -

Personal care services(4)

0.628 0.5 0.003 0.11 L-Apr. 2010 0.5

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

0.628 0.5 0.003 0.11 L-Apr. 2010 0.5

Miscellaneous personal services

1.084 0.2 0.002 0.13 L-Oct. 2012 0.3

Legal services(9)

0.296 0.0 0.000 0.12 - -

Funeral expenses(9)

0.159 0.2 0.000 0.09 S-Sep. 2012 0.0

Laundry and dry cleaning services(5)

0.240 0.3 0.001 0.09 L-Aug. 2012 0.5

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

0.030 0.0 0.000 0.19 S-Oct. 2012 0.0

Financial services(4)(9)

0.215 -0.8 -0.002 0.62 S-Feb. 2012 -0.9

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

0.3 0.51 L-Aug. 2012 1.2

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

-1.2 0.73 S-Jan. 2012 -1.3

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.757 -0.1 -0.046 0.03 L-Oct. 2012 0.1

All items less shelter

68.441 -0.1 -0.063 0.04 L-Oct. 2012 0.1

All items less food and shelter

54.197 -0.2 -0.089 0.05 L-Oct. 2012 0.1

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.438 0.1 0.029 0.05 - -

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

42.591 0.1 0.036 0.05 - -

All items less medical care

92.856 0.0 -0.030 0.03 L-Oct. 2012 0.2

All items less energy

90.241 0.1 0.099 0.03 - -

Commodities

39.924 -0.4 -0.153 0.06 L-Oct. 2012 0.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.821 -0.2 -0.040 0.09 S-Apr. 2010 -0.3

Commodities less food

25.681 -0.7 -0.179 0.07 L-Oct. 2012 -0.2

Commodities less food and beverages

24.736 -0.7 -0.183 0.07 L-Oct. 2012 -0.2

Services

60.076 0.2 0.135 0.04 - -

Services less rent of shelter(16)

28.866 0.4 0.107 0.05 L-Nov. 2009 0.4

Services less medical care services

54.650 0.3 0.142 0.04 - -

Durables

8.747 -0.1 -0.004 0.07 S-Oct. 2012 -0.3

Nondurables

31.177 -0.4 -0.123 0.07 L-Oct. 2012 0.1

Nondurables less food

16.933 -0.9 -0.153 0.10 L-Oct. 2012 -0.1

Nondurables less food and beverages

15.989 -1.0 -0.156 0.11 L-Oct. 2012 -0.1

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.324 -1.3 -0.158 0.07 L-Oct. 2012 -0.3

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.269 -1.1 -0.155 0.07 L-Oct. 2012 -0.3

Housing

40.871 0.1 0.055 0.05 S-Jul. 2012 0.0

Education and communication(5)

6.763 0.1 0.009 0.08 S-Sep. 2012 0.1

Education(5)

3.272 0.3 0.010 0.12 S-Sep. 2012 0.3

Communication(5)

3.491 0.0 -0.001 0.07 L-Oct. 2012 0.0

Information and information processing(5)

3.343 0.0 -0.001 0.08 L-Oct. 2012 0.0

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

0.956 -0.2 -0.001 0.26 L-Jun. 2012 -0.2

Recreation(5)

5.991 -0.2 -0.012 0.15 S-Dec. 2010 -0.4

Video and audio(5)

1.897 -0.1 -0.003 0.19 S-Oct. 2012 -0.5

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.101 -0.4 -0.004 0.26 S-Nov. 2009 -0.5

Photography(5)

0.111 -1.6 -0.002 0.36 S-EVER -

Food and beverages

15.188 0.2 0.030 0.08 - -

Domestically produced farm food(4)

7.229 0.3 0.023 0.14 L-Oct. 2012 0.5

Other services

11.610 0.2 0.021 0.08 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.961 -0.2 -0.007 0.47 L-Oct. 2012 0.7

Fuels and utilities

5.273 0.4 0.021 0.13 S-Oct. 2012 0.4

Household energy

4.077 0.4 0.017 0.15 S-Oct. 2012 0.4

Medical care

7.144 0.1 0.010 0.06 - -

Transportation

17.012 -0.6 -0.111 0.06 L-Oct. 2012 -0.1

Private transportation

15.832 -0.8 -0.122 0.06 L-Oct. 2012 -0.3

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.531 0.0 0.000 0.08 L-Jun. 2012 0.1

Utilities and public transportation

9.903 0.3 0.034 0.09 S-Oct. 2012 0.3

Household furnishings and operations

4.039 -0.2 -0.008 0.12 S-Aug. 2012 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.366 0.0 0.001 0.11 - -

Personal care

2.567 -0.1 -0.003 0.13 S-Sep. 2012 -0.2

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) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(12) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(15) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(16) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(17) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(18) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.

NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2012, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2012
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Dec. 2011-
Dec. 2012
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Dec. 2011-
Dec. 2012(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 1.7 0.07 S-Aug. 2012 1.7

Food

14.243 1.8 0.253 0.14 - -

Food at home

8.553 1.3 0.110 0.20 - -

Cereals and bakery products

1.226 0.8 0.010 0.43 S-Dec. 2010 -0.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.469 -0.7 -0.003 0.72 S-Dec. 2010 -0.8

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.051 2.3 0.001 1.33 L-Oct. 2012 2.8

Breakfast cereal

0.290 -0.8 -0.002 0.94 S-Sep. 2012 -1.3

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.128 -1.5 -0.002 1.08 L-Sep. 2012 0.6

Rice(4)(5)

0.0 1.67 L-Sep. 2012 1.2

Bakery products

0.757 1.7 0.013 0.59 L-Sep. 2012 1.8

Bread(4)

0.222 1.5 0.003 1.22 - -

White bread(5)

2.3 1.78 - -

Bread other than white(5)

-0.2 1.73 S-Sep. 2012 -0.6

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.113 1.3 0.002 1.05 L-Aug. 2012 1.6

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.186 1.3 0.003 1.06 S-Jul. 2011 0.9

Cookies(5)

1.8 1.51 S-Sep. 2011 1.6

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

1.5 1.15 L-Oct. 2012 4.0

Other bakery products

0.236 2.3 0.005 1.00 L-Sep. 2012 2.5

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

5.4 1.61 L-Mar. 2012 7.8

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

1.4 1.88 L-Sep. 2012 3.0

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers(5)

0.3 1.52 S-Aug. 2012 -0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.950 1.5 0.029 0.39 S-May 2010 0.9

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.838 1.5 0.028 0.41 S-May 2010 1.0

Meats

1.189 0.8 0.009 0.52 S-Apr. 2010 0.2

Beef and veal

0.560 4.6 0.025 0.74 S-Jun. 2010 4.4

Uncooked ground beef

0.220 5.6 0.012 1.14 S-Sep. 2010 5.1

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.082 3.2 0.003 1.80 S-Apr. 2010 2.9

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.207 4.1 0.008 1.12 S-Jun. 2011 4.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.052 4.2 0.002 1.47 L-Jul. 2012 5.4

Pork

0.365 -3.3 -0.013 0.87 S-Jan. 2010 -5.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.138 -2.4 -0.003 1.49 L-Oct. 2012 -1.5

Bacon and related products(5)

-1.8 2.54 L-Oct. 2012 -1.1

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

-4.1 1.68 S-May 2010 -4.1

Ham

0.078 -2.3 -0.002 1.75 S-Mar. 2010 -2.9

Ham, excluding canned(5)

-2.8 2.43 - -

Pork chops

0.061 -3.7 -0.002 1.66 S-Jan. 2010 -5.2

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.088 -5.4 -0.005 1.96 S-Sep. 2012 -7.5

Other meats

0.263 -1.2 -0.003 1.30 S-Apr. 2010 -2.1

Frankfurters(5)

-1.2 3.30 S-Mar. 2010 -5.9

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

-0.5 0.93 L-Aug. 2012 -0.3

Lamb and organ meats(5)

-7.8 3.30 S-Sep. 2012 -9.5

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

-16.5 5.73 S-EVER -

Poultry

0.346 5.7 0.019 0.93 S-Oct. 2012 5.5

Chicken(4)

0.272 6.0 0.016 0.99 S-Oct. 2012 5.5

Fresh whole chicken(5)

3.6 2.17 S-Oct. 2012 2.7

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

7.1 1.25 L-Jan. 2008 10.2

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.074 4.6 0.003 2.24 S-Apr. 2011 4.1

Fish and seafood

0.304 -0.1 0.000 1.03 S-May 2010 -0.4

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.155 -1.5 -0.002 1.47 S-Oct. 2009 -4.1

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.149 1.4 0.002 1.17 S-Jan. 2011 0.8

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

6.9 2.12 L-May 2012 7.2

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

-2.2 2.12 S-Aug. 2010 -2.7

Eggs

0.112 1.1 0.001 1.18 S-Oct. 2012 0.1

Dairy and related products

0.900 0.5 0.004 0.51 L-Jun. 2012 1.5

Milk(4)

0.298 1.9 0.006 0.79 L-Mar. 2012 4.0

Fresh whole milk(5)

2.9 1.28 L-Mar. 2012 3.7

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

1.0 1.16 L-Apr. 2012 1.2

Cheese and related products

0.285 0.1 0.000 0.88 L-Jun. 2012 2.0

Ice cream and related products

0.135 -1.3 -0.002 1.31 S-Oct. 2010 -1.3

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.182 0.1 0.000 0.93 L-Sep. 2012 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

1.265 1.8 0.023 0.55 L-Dec. 2011 2.3

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.965 2.3 0.022 0.69 L-Nov. 2011 3.8

Fresh fruits

0.511 5.5 0.028 1.01 L-Sep. 2011 8.7

Apples

0.092 13.3 0.011 1.75 L-Sep. 2011 14.6

Bananas

0.079 0.0 0.000 1.44 L-Jul. 2012 0.2

Citrus fruits(4)

0.110 3.2 0.003 2.25 L-May 2012 3.5

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

3.3 2.47 L-May 2012 4.2

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.231 5.7 0.013 1.56 L-Sep. 2011 6.8

Fresh vegetables

0.453 -1.2 -0.006 1.01 L-Jan. 2012 -0.2

Potatoes

0.074 -7.4 -0.006 1.86 L-Jun. 2012 -3.4

Lettuce

0.063 -3.2 -0.002 2.27 S-Oct. 2012 -4.1

Tomatoes

0.081 4.8 0.004 2.40 L-Aug. 2011 5.0

Other fresh vegetables

0.236 -0.7 -0.002 1.33 L-Oct. 2012 -0.7

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.300 0.1 0.000 0.70 S-Feb. 2011 -0.1

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.151 0.5 0.001 1.02 S-Apr. 2011 0.3

Canned fruits(4)(5)

1.6 1.19 S-Jul. 2012 0.9

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

-0.5 1.43 S-Sep. 2012 -0.6

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.094 -1.4 -0.001 1.23 S-Oct. 2010 -2.4

Frozen vegetables(5)

-2.2 1.25 S-Oct. 2010 -2.5

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.055 1.6 0.001 1.36 L-Sep. 2012 4.5

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

1.1 2.74 L-Oct. 2012 4.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.941 -0.2 -0.002 0.68 - -

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.707 0.7 0.005 0.84 - -

Carbonated drinks

0.285 0.0 0.000 1.14 L-Oct. 2012 0.3

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 -1.0 0.000 2.34 S-Nov. 2010 -1.3

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.408 1.2 0.005 1.05 S-Oct. 2012 -0.1

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.234 -2.7 -0.007 0.99 L-Oct. 2012 -1.8

Coffee

0.141 -4.3 -0.006 1.45 L-Oct. 2012 -3.9

Roasted coffee(5)

-4.5 1.78 L-Oct. 2012 -4.4

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

-3.9 2.00 S-Mar. 2010 -4.0

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.093 -0.1 0.000 1.25 L-Oct. 2012 1.1

Other food at home

2.271 2.0 0.046 0.41 S-Oct. 2012 2.0

Sugar and sweets

0.303 1.1 0.004 0.99 - -

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.058 -1.3 -0.001 0.92 L-Sep. 2012 -0.6

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.182 1.5 0.003 1.53 S-Oct. 2012 0.8

Other sweets(4)

0.063 2.3 0.001 1.05 L-Oct. 2012 2.8

Fats and oils

0.262 1.7 0.005 0.82 S-Dec. 2010 1.6

Butter and margarine(4)

0.076 -0.5 0.000 1.41 S-Oct. 2012 -2.8

Butter(5)

-2.6 2.47 S-Oct. 2012 -8.1

Margarine(5)

1.6 1.86 L-Sep. 2012 3.4

Salad dressing(4)

0.066 0.2 0.000 1.32 L-Sep. 2012 0.4

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.121 4.0 0.005 1.22 S-Apr. 2011 4.0

Peanut butter(4)(5)

13.8 1.63 S-Sep. 2011 11.7

Other foods

1.706 2.2 0.038 0.49 S-Oct. 2012 2.0

Soups

0.096 0.4 0.000 1.59 S-Mar. 2011 0.1

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.301 0.2 0.001 1.11 L-Jul. 2012 1.2

Snacks

0.330 3.7 0.012 0.93 S-Jul. 2011 2.5

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.281 2.6 0.007 1.04 L-Sep. 2012 2.8

Salt and other seasonings and spices(4)(5)

0.8 1.99 S-Dec. 2010 -0.3

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

6.5 1.64 L-Jul. 2011 8.0

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

3.1 1.83 L-Oct. 2011 4.4

Other condiments(5)

2.0 1.66 L-Sep. 2012 3.4

Baby food(4)

0.072 2.6 0.002 0.94 L-Sep. 2012 2.9

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.627 2.5 0.016 0.80 S-Oct. 2012 2.3

Prepared salads(6)(5)

2.2 1.42 S-Apr. 2012 2.0

Food away from home

5.690 2.5 0.143 0.17 S-Jun. 2011 2.3

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.694 2.4 0.065 0.21 L-Sep. 2012 2.5

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.290 2.6 0.059 0.30 S-Oct. 2011 2.5

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.262 3.4 0.009 0.54 L-May 2012 3.9

Food at elementary and secondary schools(7)(5)

3.6 0.73 L-Oct. 2011 3.6

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.082 2.6 0.002 0.88 S-Oct. 2012 1.6

Other food away from home(4)

0.362 2.3 0.008 0.45 - -

Energy

9.759 0.5 0.049 0.19 L-Oct. 2012 4.0

Energy commodities

6.013 1.5 0.090 0.18 S-Aug. 2012 1.5

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.331 -1.4 -0.005 0.92 L-Oct. 2012 -0.3

Fuel oil

0.233 3.6 0.008 1.14 L-Oct. 2012 5.6

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.098 -11.7 -0.013 1.24 L-Aug. 2012 -11.1

Motor fuel

5.682 1.7 0.095 0.19 S-Jul. 2012 -5.4

Gasoline (all types)

5.490 1.7 0.092 0.19 S-Jul. 2012 -5.5

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

1.6 0.48 S-Jul. 2012 -5.7

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

1.8 0.45 - -

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

2.3 0.45 S-Aug. 2012 2.1

Other motor fuels(4)

0.192 1.6 0.003 0.33 S-Aug. 2012 1.0

Energy services(10)

3.746 -1.1 -0.041 0.32 L-Feb. 2012 -1.0

Electricity(10)

2.842 -0.5 -0.014 0.37 L-Jun. 2012 0.5

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.904 -2.9 -0.027 0.62 L-Nov. 2011 -1.3

All items less food and energy

75.998 1.9 1.439 0.09 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.668 0.3 0.062 0.20 S-Mar. 2011 0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.311 -0.4 -0.015 0.35 S-Jul. 2011 -0.4

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.269 -3.9 -0.011 1.43 S-Oct. 2012 -4.0

Floor coverings(4)

0.038 -3.8 -0.002 1.43 L-Oct. 2012 -3.2

Window coverings(4)

0.076 1.1 0.001 2.32 S-Oct. 2012 1.0

Other linens(4)

0.154 -6.3 -0.010 1.74 S-Oct. 2012 -6.5

Furniture and bedding

0.715 -0.4 -0.003 0.91 S-May 2011 -1.6

Bedroom furniture

0.233 -2.9 -0.007 1.64 S-Oct. 2010 -3.3

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

0.338 0.1 0.000 1.20 S-May 2011 -1.8

Other furniture(4)

0.136 2.9 0.004 2.17 S-Jun. 2012 -4.9

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

Appliances(4)

0.285 1.9 0.005 0.76 S-Oct. 2012 0.8

Major appliances(4)

0.164 3.9 0.006 1.10 S-Oct. 2012 2.8

Laundry equipment(5)

7.8 1.75 S-Oct. 2012 6.5

Other appliances(4)

0.117 -0.8 -0.001 1.22 S-Oct. 2012 -2.0

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.482 -2.4 -0.012 1.21 L-Jul. 2011 -1.6

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.252 -3.7 -0.010 1.82 L-Jul. 2011 -3.6

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.101 -0.5 -0.001 1.49 S-Sep. 2012 -0.6

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.046 -3.5 -0.002 2.54 L-Aug. 2011 -1.5

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.083 0.1 0.000 1.31 S-Oct. 2012 -0.3

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.674 0.3 0.002 0.60 S-Oct. 2012 -0.2

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.172 1.0 0.002 1.02 - -

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.357 -0.1 0.000 0.77 S-Oct. 2012 -0.7

Housekeeping supplies

0.888 0.4 0.003 0.51 S-Jun. 2011 0.4

Household cleaning products(4)

0.359 -0.8 -0.003 0.81 L-Oct. 2012 -0.7

Household paper products(4)

0.244 2.3 0.006 0.92 S-Aug. 2011 1.1

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.285 0.2 0.001 1.02 S-Oct. 2012 0.1

Apparel

3.665 1.8 0.063 0.95 - -

Men's and boys' apparel

0.882 2.2 0.019 1.06 L-Sep. 2012 3.3

Men's apparel

0.698 1.2 0.008 1.19 S-Jun. 2011 0.7

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.129 -1.2 -0.001 3.03 S-Aug. 2012 -2.0

Men's furnishings

0.186 4.3 0.008 2.44 L-Sep. 2012 4.6

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.222 -1.0 -0.002 2.52 L-Oct. 2012 0.5

Men's pants and shorts

0.154 2.5 0.004 2.41 S-Apr. 2011 1.5

Boys' apparel

0.184 6.1 0.011 2.92 L-Aug. 2012 6.5

Women's and girls' apparel

1.560 1.0 0.014 1.86 S-Aug. 2012 -0.1

Women's apparel

1.298 1.1 0.014 2.10 S-Aug. 2012 0.2

Women's outerwear

0.105 3.1 0.003 9.10 S-Sep. 2012 -1.7

Women's dresses

0.169 2.2 0.003 6.62 L-Oct. 2012 4.8

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.614 1.9 0.011 2.06 L-Oct. 2012 2.7

Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories(4)

0.394 -1.0 -0.004 3.96 S-Mar. 2011 -1.8

Girls' apparel

0.262 0.3 0.001 4.48 L-Oct. 2012 6.6

Footwear

0.704 4.4 0.030 1.07 L-Aug. 1989 4.8

Men's footwear

0.217 4.0 0.008 1.63 S-Sep. 2012 2.6

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.154 3.3 0.005 2.62 L-Nov. 2011 3.4

Women's footwear

0.333 5.3 0.017 1.73 L-Jan. 2010 5.5

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.202 1.4 0.003 2.01 S-Aug. 2011 1.2

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.317 -0.9 -0.003 2.42 L-Oct. 2012 -0.5

Watches(8)

0.088 4.6 0.004 1.57 L-Oct. 2004 5.5

Jewelry(8)

0.229 -2.9 -0.007 2.79 S-Jul. 2012 -2.9

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.519 0.3 0.016 0.19 L-Aug. 2012 0.5

New vehicles

3.171 1.6 0.050 0.30 L-Apr. 2012 2.2

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

1.6 0.30 L-Apr. 2012 2.2

New cars(5)

1.1 0.40 L-May 2012 1.2

New trucks(13)(5)

2.1 0.30 - -

Used cars and trucks

1.847 -2.0 -0.038 0.22 L-Sep. 2012 -1.6

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.432 0.9 0.004 0.44 S-Apr. 2010 0.8

Tires

0.292 0.2 0.001 0.63 S-Apr. 2010 0.1

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.140 2.3 0.003 0.68 S-Oct. 2012 1.4

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

2.5 0.63 - -

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

2.8 1.76 S-Oct. 2012 0.3

Medical care commodities

1.718 1.7 0.028 0.40 S-Jan. 2009 1.6

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.639 1.6 0.027 0.41 S-EVER -

Prescription drugs

1.326 1.9 0.025 0.44 S-Mar. 2009 1.7

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.313 0.7 0.002 0.88 S-May 2012 0.3

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.079 1.9 0.002 0.82 L-Aug. 2012 2.9

Recreation commodities(11)

2.272 -2.0 -0.046 0.39 S-Aug. 2012 -2.1

Video and audio products(11)

0.395 -9.0 -0.040 0.60 S-Oct. 2012 -9.2

Televisions

0.145 -17.5 -0.031 1.34 S-Oct. 2012 -18.2

Other video equipment(4)

0.025 -12.0 -0.003 1.56 L-Oct. 2012 -10.8

Audio equipment

0.070 -6.3 -0.005 1.07 L-Mar. 2012 -6.2

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.044 -0.9 0.000 1.35 L-Oct. 2012 -0.6

Pets and pet products

0.691 1.0 0.007 0.79 S-Sep. 2012 1.0

Pet food(4)(5)

2.9 0.92 S-Oct. 2012 2.7

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

-2.4 1.71 S-Jan. 2011 -2.5

Sporting goods

0.460 1.0 0.005 0.84 - -

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.244 1.6 0.004 0.89 L-Mar. 2012 2.0

Sports equipment

0.207 0.4 0.001 1.45 - -

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.052 -7.6 -0.004 1.54 S-Mar. 2011 -7.9

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

5.0 2.11 S-Sep. 2011 3.1

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

-8.9 2.64 S-Mar. 2011 -10.0

Recreational reading materials

0.224 2.4 0.005 1.14 L-Sep. 2012 2.7

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.124 6.2 0.007 0.90 L-Jul. 2012 6.4

Recreational books(4)

0.096 -2.1 -0.002 2.06 S-Oct. 2012 -2.2

Other recreational goods(4)

0.450 -4.1 -0.019 1.11 S-Sep. 2012 -4.1

Toys

0.331 -5.9 -0.021 1.36 S-Sep. 2012 -6.3

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment(4)(5)

-2.7 1.11 S-Sep. 2012 -3.4

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.061 3.0 0.002 1.76 L-Sep. 2012 5.3

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.040 0.8 0.000 1.08 S-Sep. 2012 0.6

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.584 -2.8 -0.017 0.84 L-Oct. 2012 -2.4

Educational books and supplies

0.211 7.0 0.014 1.03 S-Oct. 2012 6.9

College textbooks(14)(5)

7.9 1.03 S-Oct. 2012 7.8

Information technology commodities(11)

0.373 -7.6 -0.031 1.09 L-Oct. 2012 -7.1

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.245 -8.7 -0.023 1.28 L-Oct. 2012 -7.8

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.045 -7.2 -0.004 2.07 S-Sep. 2012 -7.5

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items(4)

0.083 -4.7 -0.004 2.89 L-Mar. 2012 -4.4

Alcoholic beverages

0.945 1.9 0.018 0.45 L-Jul. 2012 1.9

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.566 1.1 0.006 0.43 L-Jul. 2012 1.3

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.271 1.6 0.004 0.60 L-Sep. 2012 1.7

Distilled spirits at home

0.071 0.2 0.000 0.67 L-Mar. 2012 0.3

Whiskey at home(5)

0.0 0.93 S-Oct. 2012 -0.1

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

0.5 1.00 L-Mar. 2012 0.5

Wine at home

0.224 0.8 0.002 0.79 L-Jul. 2012 1.2

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.379 3.0 0.011 1.04 S-Oct. 2012 3.0

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

2.3 0.68 - -

Wine away from home(4)(5)

3.2 0.98 L-Oct. 2012 3.4

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

3.4 1.83 S-Oct. 2012 3.3

Other goods(11)

1.654 0.9 0.015 0.47 S-Sep. 2011 0.9

Tobacco and smoking products

0.799 1.9 0.015 0.67 L-Sep. 2012 1.9

Cigarettes(4)

0.739 1.9 0.014 0.71 L-Oct. 2012 1.9

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.054 1.4 0.001 1.05 S-Oct. 2012 1.0

Personal care products

0.649 0.2 0.001 0.71 S-Feb. 2012 -0.4

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

0.340 0.4 0.001 1.12 S-Feb. 2012 -1.4

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.303 -0.1 0.000 0.90 S-Dec. 2010 -0.8

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.206 -0.6 -0.001 1.02 L-Oct. 2012 -0.2

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

0.0 1.16 S-May 2012 -0.1

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

-3.7 1.18 S-Oct. 2012 -3.9

Services less energy services

56.330 2.5 1.377 0.10 - -

Shelter

31.559 2.2 0.694 0.13 - -

Rent of shelter(15)

31.210 2.2 0.682 0.14 - -

Rent of primary residence(10)

6.509 2.7 0.174 0.18 - -

Lodging away from home(4)

0.759 0.7 0.005 1.03 S-Aug. 2012 0.6

Housing at school, excluding board(10)(15)

0.158 4.2 0.007 0.32 - -

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.600 -0.2 -0.001 1.27 S-Aug. 2012 -0.3

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(10)(15)

23.942 2.1 0.503 0.15 - -

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(10)(15)

22.529 2.1 0.473 0.15 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.349 3.4 0.012 0.94 L-Jul. 2012 3.4

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.196 5.7 0.066 0.48 S-Oct. 2012 5.7

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.904 6.7 0.058 0.63 S-Oct. 2012 6.6

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.292 2.9 0.008 0.48 L-Oct. 2012 3.1

Household operations(4)

0.727 2.2 0.016 0.42 - -

Domestic services(4)

0.250 1.7 0.004 0.53 L-Jun. 2012 2.0

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.237 1.9 0.005 0.42 S-Oct. 2012 1.9

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.089 2.9 0.003 2.54 L-Sep. 2012 3.7

Repair of household items(4)

0.078 4.3 0.003 1.03 S-Mar. 2011 0.4

Medical care services

5.426 3.7 0.198 0.23 - -

Professional services

3.000 1.9 0.058 0.24 S-May 2012 1.8

Physicians' services(10)

1.613 2.0 0.033 0.39 S-May 2012 1.6

Dental services(10)

0.763 2.8 0.021 0.38 L-Nov. 2010 3.0

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.248 0.3 0.001 0.69 - -

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.375 0.8 0.003 0.34 S-Jul. 2012 0.8

Hospital and related services

1.770 4.6 0.080 0.43 L-Sep. 2012 4.7

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.547 4.9 0.074 0.50 L-Sep. 2012 5.0

Inpatient hospital services(10)(16)(5)

4.2 1.10 L-Oct. 2012 4.2

Outpatient hospital services(10)(8)(5)

5.5 0.81 L-Aug. 2011 6.1

Nursing homes and adult day services(10)(16)

0.137 3.6 0.005 0.34 S-Apr. 2012 3.5

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.085 0.9 0.001 0.62 S-Jun. 2012 0.9

Health insurance(7)

0.656 9.9 0.061 0.24 S-Feb. 2012 9.3

Transportation services

5.812 2.6 0.153 0.34 L-Nov. 2011 2.6

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.377 -4.0 -0.016 1.06 L-Feb. 2012 -3.9

Car and truck rental(4)

0.067 0.9 0.001 2.53 L-Aug. 2012 0.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.147 1.3 0.014 0.32 - -

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 2.3 0.001 0.61 L-Apr. 2011 2.5

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.460 1.9 0.009 0.46 S-Oct. 2012 1.8

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.594 0.7 0.004 0.47 L-Sep. 2012 0.7

Motor vehicle insurance

2.479 4.7 0.114 0.69 L-Nov. 2010 5.3

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.561 2.2 0.012 0.40 - -

State motor vehicle registration and license fees(10)(4)

0.325 -0.5 -0.002 0.59 S-EVER -

Parking and other fees(4)

0.214 6.4 0.013 0.37 L-Sep. 2012 7.0

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

8.4 0.65 L-Sep. 2012 9.5

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

2.3 0.62 L-Aug. 2012 2.9

Public transportation

1.181 2.4 0.028 0.74 L-May 2012 2.4

Airline fare

0.768 2.1 0.016 1.04 L-May 2012 3.2

Other intercity transportation

0.147 1.3 0.002 1.41 L-Mar. 2011 2.9

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

9.4 2.70 L-Nov. 2010 10.0

Ship fare(4)(5)

-3.1 1.72 L-Oct. 2012 -2.8

Intracity transportation

0.263 3.8 0.010 0.48 - -

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

3.1 1.48 - -

Recreation services(11)

3.718 2.6 0.096 0.50 S-May 2012 2.6

Video and audio services(11)

1.502 3.1 0.045 0.78 S-Nov. 2011 3.0

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.393 3.6 0.049 0.83 S-Nov. 2011 2.3

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

0.109 -3.4 -0.004 3.13 L-Oct. 2012 -3.3

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

-6.4 3.14 L-Sep. 2012 -5.6

Rental of video or audio discs and other media(4)(5)

-0.5 4.48 - -

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.410 2.4 0.010 1.14 S-Mar. 2010 2.0

Pet services(4)(5)

2.2 1.05 S-Oct. 2012 2.0

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

2.4 1.50 S-Mar. 2010 2.3

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.058 0.3 0.000 1.20 S-Apr. 2010 0.0

Photographer fees(4)(5)

0.0 1.73 S-Feb. 2011 -0.1

Film processing(4)(5)

0.3 1.08 S-Apr. 2010 0.3

Other recreation services(4)

1.747 2.3 0.041 0.79 S-Aug. 2012 2.2

Club dues and fees for participant sports and group exercises(4)

0.569 0.4 0.002 1.56 S-Nov. 2011 -0.3

Admissions

0.637 4.2 0.026 1.05 L-Aug. 2008 4.7

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

3.7 1.24 L-Aug. 2008 4.1

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

6.2 1.31 L-Sep. 2008 7.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.235 3.4 0.008 0.94 S-Oct. 2012 2.4

Education and communication services(11)

6.179 1.9 0.118 0.26 - -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.061 3.6 0.108 0.44 - -

College tuition and fees

1.730 4.0 0.068 0.77 S-Sep. 2012 4.0

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.388 3.5 0.013 0.51 - -

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.780 2.7 0.021 0.35 L-Sep. 2012 2.9

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.059 2.9 0.002 0.81 S-Aug. 2012 2.5

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.148 3.8 0.006 0.29 S-Oct. 2012 3.8

Postage

0.138 3.8 0.005 0.30 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.010 5.0 0.001 0.43 S-Oct. 2012 4.8

Telephone services(4)

2.387 0.3 0.006 0.33 S-Oct. 2012 0.3

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.443 -0.8 -0.012 0.50 - -

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.944 1.9 0.018 0.36 S-Oct. 2012 1.8

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.569 -0.3 -0.001 0.77 L-Jul. 2012 0.6

Other personal services(11)

1.712 2.0 0.035 0.40 S-Oct. 2011 2.0

Personal care services

0.628 1.8 0.011 0.47 L-Aug. 2012 1.8

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.628 1.8 0.011 0.47 L-Aug. 2012 1.8

Miscellaneous personal services

1.084 2.2 0.024 0.46 S-Mar. 2011 2.0

Legal services(8)

0.296 1.9 0.006 1.07 S-Sep. 2012 1.5

Funeral expenses(8)

0.159 2.2 0.003 0.45 - -

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.240 2.2 0.005 0.51 L-Aug. 2012 2.2

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.030 1.3 0.000 0.95 S-Feb. 2003 1.3

Financial services(8)

0.215 2.6 0.006 1.11 S-Jul. 2011 2.6

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

3.9 1.54 S-Nov. 2011 1.7

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

1.8 1.27 S-May 2011 1.0

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.757 1.7 1.488 0.08 S-Aug. 2012 1.6

All items less shelter

68.441 1.5 1.047 0.08 - -

All items less food and shelter

54.197 1.5 0.794 0.10 - -

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.438 1.7 0.745 0.11 - -

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

42.591 1.8 0.783 0.12 S-Jun. 2011 1.8

All items less medical care

92.856 1.6 1.514 0.08 - -

All items less energy

90.241 1.9 1.692 0.08 - -

Commodities

39.924 1.0 0.405 0.12 S-Jul. 2012 0.5

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.821 0.6 0.100 0.22 S-Apr. 2011 0.4

Commodities less food

25.681 0.6 0.152 0.17 S-Jul. 2012 -0.4

Commodities less food and beverages

24.736 0.5 0.135 0.18 S-Jul. 2012 -0.5

Services

60.076 2.2 1.336 0.10 - -

Services less rent of shelter(15)

28.866 2.3 0.653 0.13 L-Jan. 2012 2.4

Services less medical care services

54.650 2.1 1.137 0.10 - -

Durables

8.747 -0.6 -0.057 0.18 - -

Nondurables

31.177 1.5 0.462 0.15 S-Jul. 2012 0.7

Nondurables less food

16.933 1.3 0.209 0.26 S-Jul. 2012 -0.6

Nondurables less food and beverages

15.989 1.2 0.192 0.27 S-Jul. 2012 -0.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.324 1.1 0.129 0.16 S-Jul. 2012 -1.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.269 1.1 0.146 0.15 S-Jul. 2012 -1.6

Housing

40.871 1.7 0.715 0.11 - -

Education and communication(4)

6.763 1.5 0.101 0.25 - -

Education(4)

3.272 3.8 0.122 0.41 - -

Communication(4)

3.491 -0.6 -0.021 0.27 - -

Information and information processing(4)

3.343 -0.8 -0.027 0.28 - -

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

0.956 -3.3 -0.033 0.59 L-Jul. 2012 -2.8

Recreation(4)

5.991 0.8 0.050 0.35 S-Nov. 2011 0.3

Video and audio(4)

1.897 0.3 0.006 0.65 S-Nov. 2011 0.1

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.101 1.6 0.017 0.62 S-Sep. 2012 1.6

Photography(4)

0.111 -3.6 -0.004 0.94 S-Nov. 2007 -3.9

Food and beverages

15.188 1.8 0.271 0.14 - -

Domestically produced farm food

7.229 1.5 0.112 0.21 - -

Other services

11.610 2.1 0.249 0.22 S-Nov. 2011 1.9

Apparel less footwear

2.961 1.1 0.033 1.12 S-May 2011 1.1

Fuels and utilities

5.273 0.4 0.020 0.27 L-Feb. 2012 0.7

Household energy

4.077 -1.1 -0.046 0.31 L-Feb. 2012 -0.3

Medical care

7.144 3.2 0.227 0.18 S-Oct. 2011 3.1

Transportation

17.012 1.6 0.264 0.15 L-Oct. 2012 3.8

Private transportation

15.832 1.5 0.236 0.15 - -

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.531 -0.1 -0.003 0.21 L-Aug. 2012 -0.1

Utilities and public transportation

9.903 1.1 0.109 0.23 L-Jan. 2012 1.5

Household furnishings and operations

4.039 0.0 0.001 0.29 S-Jul. 2011 -0.2

Other goods and services

3.366 1.5 0.050 0.33 - -

Personal care

2.567 1.4 0.035 0.35 - -

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 year 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 2.6 percent, and its standard error was 0.25 percent, the margin of error on this item's 12-month percent change would be 2.6 percent, plus or minus 0.5 percent.
(3) If the current 12-month percent change is greater than the previous published 12-month percent change, then this column identifies the closest prior month with a 12-month percent change as (L)arge as or (L)arger than the current 12-month change. If the current 12-month percent change is smaller than the previous published 12-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 12-month percent changes are equal, a dash will appear. Standard numerical comparison is used. For example, 2.0% is greater than 0.6%, -4.4% is less than -2.0%, and -2.0% 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) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(5) 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.
(6) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(7) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(9) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(10) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(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.

NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Last Modified Date: January 16, 2013
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