Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release



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 8:30 a.m. (EST) Friday, February 17, 2012  USDL-12-0267
 
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(NOTE: This release was reissued on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, to correct the relative 
importance data. Corrections have been made to Table 1 and Table 4. There were no changes made 
to the text of the release.)

 
                  Consumer Price Index - January 2012

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.2 percent in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S.
 Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months,
 the all items index increased 2.9 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 The indexes for food, energy, and all items less food and energy all
 rose in January, each increasing 0.2 percent. Within the food group,
 the index for food away from home increased while the index for food
 at home was unchanged; within the energy group the gasoline index
 increased while the index for household energy declined.
 
 Within all items less food and energy, the apparel index rose
 sharply, and the indexes for shelter, recreation, medical care, and
 tobacco increased as well. The indexes for used cars and trucks and
 for airline fares both declined, while the new vehicles index was
 unchanged.
 
 The all items index has risen 2.9 percent over the last 12 months, a
 slight decrease from last month's 3.0 percent figure. The index for
 energy has risen 6.1 percent over the last year and the food index
 4.4 percent; both figures are slight declines from last month. The
 index for all items less food and energy has risen 2.3 percent, its
 largest 12-month increase since September 2008.


 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.
                              July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.   ended 
                              2011  2011  2011  2011  2011  2011  2012   Jan.  
                                                                         2012  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .3    .3    .3    .0    .1    .0    .2      2.9
  Food......................    .4    .5    .4    .2    .1    .2    .2      4.4
   Food at home.............    .6    .6    .6    .2    .0    .2    .0      5.3
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .4    .2    .2    .3    .2    .4      3.1
  Energy....................    .9    .8   1.5  -1.8   -.5  -1.3    .2      6.1
   Energy commodities.......   1.3   1.1   1.9  -2.6   -.6  -2.0    .9     10.0
    Gasoline (all types)....   1.5   1.2   2.0  -2.8   -.9  -2.1    .9      9.7
    Fuel oil (1)............  -1.7   -.4   -.7   -.5   2.7  -1.0   1.4     12.1
   Energy services..........    .1    .3    .8   -.4   -.4   -.2   -.8       .5
    Electricity.............    .5    .1    .6    .2    .2   -.1    .0      2.4
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -1.2   1.0   1.5  -2.6  -2.6   -.6  -2.9     -5.5
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .2    .1    .2    .2    .1    .2      2.3
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .2    .3   -.2    .0    .1   -.1    .2      2.2
    New vehicles............    .0    .0   -.1   -.2   -.2   -.2    .0      3.2
    Used cars and trucks....    .8    .7   -.5   -.4   -.4   -.7  -1.0      3.2
    Apparel.................   1.0    .9   -.7    .4    .5   -.1    .9      4.7
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .0    .1    .2    .3    .2    .2    .6      3.2
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .2    .2    .2    .2    .2    .2      2.3
    Shelter.................    .2    .2    .1    .2    .2    .2    .2      2.0
    Transportation services     .0    .2    .4    .2    .0    .1    .0      2.1
    Medical care services...    .3    .3    .2    .5    .4    .4    .2      3.7

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.












 Consumer Price Index Data for January 2012
 
 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.2 percent in January, the same increase as in
 December. The food at home index was unchanged, as the major grocery
 store food groups were mixed. The index for dairy and related
 products increased 0.9 percent, and the indexes for meats, poultry,
 fish, and eggs and for other food at home increased as well. In
 contrast, the index for fruits and vegetables fell 1.3 percent, its
 fourth consecutive decline, and the indexes for cereals and bakery
 products and nonalcoholic beverages also decreased. Over the last 12
 months, the food at home index has risen 5.3 percent. The dairy and
 related products index rose 9.0 percent over that span, the largest
 increase among the major grocery store food groups, while the fruits
 and vegetables index fell 0.1 percent, the only decline among the
 groups. The index for food away from home rose 0.4 percent in
 January, its largest increase since August, and has increased 3.1
 percent over the last 12 months.
 
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index rose slightly in January, increasing 0.2 percent
 after declining in each of the three previous months. The gasoline
 index rose 0.9 percent after declining the three previous months.
 (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices increased 3.6 percent in
 January.) In contrast, the household energy index declined 0.6
 percent. The fuel oil index rose 1.4 percent but the natural gas
 index declined 2.9 percent, its fourth consecutive decrease. The
 index for electricity was unchanged in January. Over the last 12
 months, the gasoline index has risen 9.7 percent while the household
 energy index has increased 1.2 percent. The indexes for fuel oil and
 electricity have risen over the last year, but the index for natural
 gas has declined.
 
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in
 January. The shelter index increased 0.2 percent, with the indexes
 for rent, owners' equivalent rent, and lodging away from home all
 rising 0.2 percent. The apparel index, which declined in December,
 rose sharply in January, increasing 0.9 percent. The recreation index
 rose 0.6 percent as the indexes for admissions and toys both rose
 notably. The medical care index increased 0.3 percent, with medical
 care commodities rising 0.6 percent. The index for tobacco rose 0.5
 percent and the indexes for household furnishings and operations and
 for personal care increased slightly. In contrast to these increases,
 the index for used cars and trucks declined for the fifth month in a
 row, falling 1.0 percent, and the index for airline fares fell 0.9
 percent. The new vehicles index was unchanged in January after
 declining in each of the prior four months.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy has risen 2.3 percent
 over the last 12 months. The shelter index has risen 2.0 percent over
 that span, the first time its 12-month change has been that high
 since November 2008. The apparel index has increased 4.7 percent and
 the medical care index has risen 3.6 percent. The indexes for both
 new vehicles and used cars and trucks have each risen 3.2 percent.
 
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 2.9 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 226.665
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.4 percent prior
 to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 3.1 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 223.216  (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased
 0.5 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 2.7 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index increased 0.4 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 February 2012 is scheduled to be
 released on Friday, March 16, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 C-CPI-U Index Revisions
 
 As scheduled, effective with this release of data for January 2012,
 the Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 has undergone its annual revision. Because the current expenditure
 data required for the calculation of the C-CPI-U are available only
 with a time lag, the index is issued first in preliminary form, using
 the latest available expenditure data at the time of publication, and
 is subject to two subsequent revisions. Therefore, C-CPI-U indexes
 for the 12 months of 2010 are issued in final form - employing
 monthly expenditure weights from 2010. Values for the 12 months of
 2011 are revised and issued as interim, using expenditure weights from 
 the 2009-2010 period. Calculation of the initial value of the January 
 2012 C-CPI-U index, and all subsequent months in 2012, will also be 
 based upon 2009-2010 expenditure weights.
 
 For more information on the C-CPI-U, contact Rob Cage by telephone at
 (202) 691-6959 or by electronic mail at Cage.Rob@bls.gov.
 
 Redesigning the Consumer Price Index (CPI) Press Release Tables
 
 The format of the tables contained in the CPI News Release will
 change beginning with the CPI News Release for March, 2012, which
 will be issued on Friday, April 13, 2012.  News Release tables are
 currently available as part of the News Release pdf and html files,
 and independently in html format.  The new tables will also be
 available in XLS format.  In addition, the BLS will begin issuing
 monthly companion XLS files, which will contain additional index
 level and CPI-W information.
 
 These tables were made available for public comment during October
 2011.  In response to the public comments, the BLS will issue XLS
 files each month, as companions to the News Release.  There will be
 CPI-U and CPI-W files, and in addition to the data contained in the
 News Release tables, the Excel files will contain index values.
 Samples of the companion XLS files will be available with the
 February CPI News Release in March 2012. Samples of the new CPI press
 release tables are available now at http://www.bls.gov/cpi/mock-
 ups.htm.
 
 In August 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) restructured the
 text of the CPI press release to focus on the price movements of
 three broad expenditure categories, namely Food, Energy, and All
 items less food and energy. Table A within the CPI press release text
 was also updated in August 2009 to reflect this new structure.
 Before August 2009, the text of the CPI press release had focused on
 eight CPI `major groups' (Food and beverages; Housing; Apparel;
 Transportation; Medical care; Recreation; Education and
 communication; and Other goods and services).
 
 While the text of the CPI press release was restructured in 2009,
 seven additional CPI press release tables continued to be published
 using the eight major groups. BLS has redesigned these press release
 tables, to reflect the focus on Food, Energy, and All items less food
 and energy. Within these three broad categories, CPI item series will
 be further divided into commodities and services. The CPI News
 Release will contain these updated tables beginning with the March
 2012 News Release, to be issued on Friday, April 13, 2012.
 
 Beyond the redesign in the structure of the CPI press release tables,
 several other improvements to these tables have been made.
 
 The new Table 1 gives a summary of the index series which typically
 contribute to changes in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban
 Consumers (CPI-U).
 
 The new Table 2 will show the full publication stub using the new
 structure for the CPI-U, including 11 new items series that were
 created to augment the redesign in the publication structure. Table 3
 will show aggregate item series (e.g., Transportation) that do not
 fall under the Food, Energy, and All items less food and energy
 structure.
 
 Table 4 will show the All items indexes at the local, regional, and
 city-size class levels.
 
 Table 5 will show the Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban
 Consumers (C-CPI-U), and presents a history of annual percentage
 changes in the C-CPI-U compared to the CPI-U.
 
 Table 6 will focus on 1-month seasonally adjusted changes in the CPI-
 U, while table 7 will focus on 12-month not seasonally adjusted
 changes. Tables 6 and 7 will present three additional pieces of data
 to help users better interpret index changes. First, these tables
 will show the `effect' each item has on the price change for All
 items. For example, if the effect of food is 0.4, and the index for
 All items increased 1.2 percent, it can be said that increases in
 food prices accounted for 0.4 / 1.2, or 33.3 percent, of the increase
 in overall prices for that period. Said another way, had food prices
 been unchanged, the All items index only would have increased 0.8
 percent (or 1.2 percent for All items, minus the 0.4 effect for
 Food).  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.
 
 Second, standard errors for percent changes will be shown on tables 6
 and 7.  Confidence intervals for statistics can be created using
 standard errors; e.g., roughly 95 percent confidence intervals can be
 constructed using two standard errors. For example, if an item
 increased 3.7 percent, and its standard error was 0.6 percent, the 95
 percent confidence interval for that price change can be said to be
 3.7 percent plus or minus two standard errors, or 3.7 percent plus or
 minus 1.2 percent.
 
 Finally, each item series in tables 6 and 7 will show the last time
 that item had a price change as large (or as small) as the percent
 change published that period. For example, if bananas rose 3.7
 percent, and that was its largest increase since November 2007, that
 would be noted in the new tables.
 
 In addition, most of the existing tables show the `relative
 importance', or weight, of each item category as of the previous
 December. The relative importance columns in the new tables will be
 improved in that they will be updated monthly to reflect the change
 in relative prices over time.
 
 Finally, there will no longer be any press release tables that focus
 on the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical
 Workers (CPI-W). That said, the CPI-W All items index level and
 percent changes will still be noted in the text of the press release,
 and a companion XLS file with CPI-W information will be available.
 
 
 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.
 Expenditure Weight Update
 
 Effective with this release, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has
 updated the consumption expenditure weights in the Consumer Price
 Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and Consumer Price Index for
 Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) to the 2009-10
 period. The updated expenditure weights for these indexes replace the
 2007-2008 weights that were introduced effective with the January
 2010 CPI release. As originally announced by BLS in December 1998,
 CPI expenditure weights will continue to be updated at two-year
 intervals.
 
 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 2010".  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/cpivar2010.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




 Regions Defined

 The states in the four regions shown in Tables 3 and 6 are listed
 below.

 The Northeast--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
 York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
 The Midwest--Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
 Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
 The South--Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
 Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
 Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District
 of Columbia.
 The West--Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,
 Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.



 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 David Levin at
 (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at Levin.David@bls.gov.  If you have
 general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at
 (202) 691-7000.
 
 
 
 
 
 Revised seasonally adjusted changes
 Over-the-month percent changes in the U.S. City Average Consumer
 Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for All Items and for All
 Items less food and energy, seasonally adjusted, using former and
 recalculated seasonal factors for 2011.

                               All Items

    2011           Former      Recalculated     Difference
                                              
 January              .4             .3             -.1
 February             .5             .4             -.1
 March                .5             .5              .0
 April                .4             .4              .0
 May                  .2             .3              .1
 June                -.2             .1              .3
 July                 .5             .3             -.2
 August               .4             .3             -.1
 September            .3             .3              .0
 October             -.1             .0              .1
 November             .0             .1              .1
 December             .0             .0              .0
                                                                                                 



                 All Items less food and energy

    2011           Former      Recalculated     Difference
                                              
 January              .2             .2              .0
 February             .2             .2              .0
 March                .1             .2              .1
 April                .2             .2              .0
 May                  .3             .3              .0
 June                 .3             .2             -.1
 July                 .2             .2              .0
 August               .2             .2              .0
 September            .1             .1              .0
 October              .1             .2              .1
 November             .2             .2              .0
 December             .1             .1              .0





 Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and commodity
 and service group

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Jan. 2012    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                 2011(1)      Dec.       Jan.                      Oct.    Nov.    Dec. 
                                                              2011       2012      Jan.    Dec.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2011    2011    Nov.    Dec.    Jan. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    225.672    226.665     2.9     0.4     0.1     0.0     0.2 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    676.014    678.988       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     15.256    231.130    232.559     4.2     0.6     0.1     0.2     0.2 
   Food.......................................     14.308    231.301    232.666     4.4     0.6     0.1     0.2     0.2 
    Food at home..............................      8.638    229.982    231.694     5.3     0.7     0.0     0.2     0.0 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.242    265.997    266.677     5.3     0.3     0.3     0.3    -0.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.960    228.853    229.809     7.2     0.4     0.1     0.6     0.2 
     Dairy and related products (2)...........       .916    218.458    220.492     9.0     0.9    -0.3    -0.1     0.9 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.287    283.550    285.437    -0.1     0.7    -0.5    -0.5    -1.3 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .961    168.520    170.454     3.9     1.1     0.3     0.2    -0.3 
     Other food at home.......................      2.272    200.566    202.756     5.9     1.1     0.0     0.4     0.5 
      Sugar and sweets (2)....................       .307    210.846    213.700     5.5     1.4    -1.7     0.4     1.4 
      Fats and oils...........................       .263    227.601    234.252    12.7     2.9     0.9     1.2     1.4 
      Other foods.............................      1.703    211.986    213.602     4.9     0.8     0.2     0.3     0.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (2) (3)......       .627    126.293    125.536     3.8    -0.6     0.2     0.5    -0.6 
    Food away from home (2)...................      5.669    234.435    235.268     3.1     0.4     0.3     0.2     0.4 
     Other food away from home (2) (3)........       .361    164.095    165.884     3.3     1.1     0.1     0.0     1.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................       .948    227.335    229.704     2.1     1.0     0.1     0.2     0.8 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.020    220.193    220.805     1.9     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.1 
   Shelter....................................     31.539    253.716    254.409     2.0     0.3     0.2     0.2     0.2 
    Rent of primary residence (4).............      6.485    257.189    257.714     2.4     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.2 
    Lodging away from home (3)................       .749    128.131    131.601     2.3     2.7     0.3    -0.3     0.2 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (2)                                                                           
        (4) (5)...............................     23.957    261.982    262.543     1.8     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.2 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (2) (4) (5)................     22.543    261.960    262.522     1.8     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (2) (3)..       .348    129.480    129.929     3.0     0.3     0.3     0.5     0.3 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.372    217.674    218.199     1.9     0.2    -0.1    -0.1    -0.4 
    Household energy..........................      4.216    189.711    189.945     1.2     0.1    -0.2    -0.2    -0.6 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (2).............       .343    340.512    344.644     9.7     1.2     2.3    -0.7     1.2 
     Energy services (4)......................      3.873    189.891    189.942     0.5     0.0    -0.4    -0.2    -0.8 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (3)..........................      1.156    182.758    183.984     4.7     0.7     0.3     0.5     0.3 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.109    125.170    125.629     1.0     0.4     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Household operations (2) (3)..............       .727    152.729    153.634     1.6     0.6     0.1     0.1     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.562    123.470    122.105     4.7    -1.1     0.5    -0.1     0.9 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .855    115.997    116.409     5.8     0.4     1.0    -0.5     1.0 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.507    110.918    107.644     5.1    -3.0     0.7    -0.2     1.3 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .201    118.032    118.399     7.5     0.3     0.7     1.3     1.6 
   Footwear...................................       .678    128.208    126.915     0.5    -1.0    -0.1     0.3    -0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     16.875    208.585    210.799     5.0     1.1    -0.3    -0.7     0.3 
   Private transportation.....................     15.694    203.809    206.307     5.2     1.2    -0.3    -0.8     0.4 
    New and used motor vehicles (3)...........      5.651     99.795     99.659     2.6    -0.1    -0.3    -0.3    -0.4 
     New vehicles.............................      3.195    142.953    143.438     3.2     0.3    -0.2    -0.2     0.0 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      1.913    148.140    147.143     3.2    -0.7    -0.4    -0.7    -1.0 
    Motor fuel................................      5.463    282.501    292.236    10.0     3.4    -0.8    -2.1     0.8 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      5.273    280.713    290.762     9.7     3.6    -0.9    -2.1     0.9 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (2).....       .438    147.499    148.126     5.4     0.4     0.7     0.8     0.4 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (2)..      1.155    255.644    256.405     2.3     0.3     0.0     0.0     0.3 
   Public transportation......................      1.181    266.958    263.968     1.7    -1.1     0.0     0.0    -0.8 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      7.061    405.629    408.056     3.6     0.6     0.4     0.3     0.3 
   Medical care commodities (2)...............      1.716    327.254    329.201     3.2     0.6     0.2     0.2     0.6 
   Medical care services......................      5.345    430.005    432.583     3.7     0.6     0.4     0.4     0.2 
    Professional services.....................      3.005    337.907    338.714     2.0     0.2     0.2     0.3    -0.2 
    Hospital and related services.............      1.732    653.839    659.194     5.3     0.8     0.5     0.4     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (3)..............................      6.044    113.499    114.183     1.4     0.6     0.1     0.3     0.6 
   Video and audio (3)........................      1.924     98.225     98.743     1.5     0.5     0.0     0.1     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (3).............      6.797    132.728    133.067     1.8     0.3     0.2     0.2     0.3 
   Education (3)..............................      3.216    212.745    213.067     4.4     0.2     0.4     0.3     0.3 
    Educational books and supplies............       .201    540.742    547.629     4.9     1.3     0.6     0.0     0.8 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       3.015    611.633    612.104     4.4     0.1     0.4     0.4     0.2 
   Communication (3)..........................      3.581     82.990     83.280    -0.6     0.3     0.0     0.0     0.2 
    Information and information processing (3)      3.436     79.599     79.858    -0.7     0.3    -0.1     0.0     0.3 
     Telephone services (2) (3)...............      2.429    101.397    101.687     0.3     0.3     0.0     0.1     0.3 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (6).........................      1.006      8.818      8.855    -3.6     0.4    -0.2    -0.5     0.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (7).......................       .269     64.348     64.356   -11.8     0.0     0.2    -2.1    -0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.385    391.043    391.382     1.7     0.1     0.4     0.1     0.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (2)...........       .804    847.063    851.016     2.8     0.5     0.1     0.4     0.5 
   Personal care..............................      2.581    210.257    210.299     1.4     0.0     0.5     0.0     0.1 
    Personal care products (2)................       .656    160.825    161.256     0.2     0.3     0.5    -0.5     0.3 
    Personal care services (2)................       .633    232.302    232.039     0.9    -0.1     0.4     0.0    -0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.081    367.912    367.934     2.9     0.0     0.4     0.5    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     39.966    183.345    184.636     4.0     0.7     0.0    -0.3     0.3 
  Food and beverages..........................     15.256    231.130    232.559     4.2     0.6     0.1     0.2     0.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     24.710    157.921    159.117     3.9     0.8    -0.1    -0.6     0.4 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.742    204.529    206.834     5.4     1.1     0.0    -0.7     0.8 
    Apparel...................................      3.562    123.470    122.105     4.7    -1.1     0.5    -0.1     0.9 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     12.179    259.668    264.289     5.6     1.8    -0.3    -1.0     0.6 
   Durables...................................      8.968    112.277    112.399     1.5     0.1    -0.1     0.0    -0.1 
 Services.....................................     60.034    267.737    268.459     2.2     0.3     0.2     0.2     0.2 
  Rent of shelter (5).........................     31.190    264.341    265.060     2.0     0.3     0.2     0.2     0.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (2) (3)....       .348    129.480    129.929     3.0     0.3     0.3     0.5     0.3 
  Energy services (4).........................      3.873    189.891    189.942     0.5     0.0    -0.4    -0.2    -0.8 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (3)............................      1.156    182.758    183.984     4.7     0.7     0.3     0.5     0.3 
  Household operations (2) (3)................       .727    152.729    153.634     1.6     0.6     0.1     0.1     0.6 
  Transportation services.....................      5.797    269.858    269.438     2.1    -0.2     0.0     0.1     0.0 
  Medical care services.......................      5.345    430.005    432.583     3.7     0.6     0.4     0.4     0.2 
  Other services..............................     11.598    318.043    319.100     2.5     0.3     0.3     0.4     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     85.692    224.805    225.739     2.7     0.4     0.1     0.0     0.2 
 All items less shelter.......................     68.461    217.260    218.378     3.4     0.5     0.0    -0.1     0.2 
 All items less medical care..................     92.939    216.875    217.804     2.9     0.4     0.1     0.0     0.2 
 Commodities less food........................     25.658    160.453    161.685     3.9     0.8    -0.1    -0.5     0.5 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.690    205.966    208.277     5.2     1.1     0.0    -0.7     0.8 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     13.127    255.567    259.979     5.3     1.7    -0.2    -0.9     0.7 
 Nondurables..................................     30.997    218.411    220.325     4.8     0.9     0.1    -0.3     0.5 
 Services less rent of shelter (5)............     28.844    292.487    293.269     2.4     0.3     0.1     0.3     0.1 
 Services less medical care services..........     54.689    255.271    255.881     2.1     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.1 
 Energy.......................................      9.679    232.300    236.942     6.1     2.0    -0.5    -1.3     0.2 
 All items less energy........................     90.321    226.795    227.422     2.6     0.3     0.2     0.2     0.2 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.013    226.740    227.237     2.3     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     19.852    145.929    145.963     2.2     0.0     0.1    -0.1     0.2 
    Energy commodities........................      5.806    287.363    296.886    10.0     3.3    -0.6    -2.0     0.9 
   Services less energy services..............     56.161    275.643    276.432     2.3     0.3     0.2     0.2     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .443     $ .441       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .148     $ .147       -       -       -       -       - 

   1 The relative importances for the U.S. city average were reissued on March 7, 2012.
   2 Not seasonally adjusted.
   3 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   4 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated
 using a geometric means estimator.
   5 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
   6 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   7 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
   - Data not available.
 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): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
 commodity and service group

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-U                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Oct.      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.                                                  
                                               2011      2011      2011      2012                                                  
                                                                                      Apr.    July    Oct.    Jan.    July    Jan. 
                                                                                      2011    2011    2011    2012    2011    2012 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  226.804   227.014   227.033   227.505     5.5     2.7     2.3     1.2     4.1     1.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  230.896   231.136   231.610   232.080     6.3     4.1     4.4     2.1     5.2     3.2 
   Food....................................  231.053   231.298   231.778   232.154     6.6     4.3     4.7     1.9     5.4     3.3 
    Food at home...........................  230.258   230.256   230.805   230.851     9.1     5.5     5.8     1.0     7.3     3.4 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  265.632   266.541   267.370   266.995     3.8     6.3     9.0     2.1     5.0     5.5 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  227.493   227.639   229.103   229.463    13.6     5.9     5.9     3.5     9.7     4.7 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  219.493   218.767   218.458   220.492    15.4    10.0     9.1     1.8    12.7     5.4 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  286.133   284.772   283.333   279.700     6.7     1.9     0.5    -8.7     4.3    -4.2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  168.928   169.448   169.798   169.236     8.0     4.8     2.3     0.7     6.4     1.5 
     Other food at home....................  201.114   201.152   201.996   203.003     7.2     5.4     7.2     3.8     6.3     5.5 
      Sugar and sweets (1).................  213.602   210.039   210.846   213.700     2.3     7.1    12.7     0.2     4.7     6.2 
      Fats and oils........................  225.392   227.351   230.188   233.400    16.3    10.4     9.4    15.0    13.3    12.2 
      Other foods..........................  212.578   213.041   213.648   214.073     6.8     4.3     5.8     2.8     5.5     4.3 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  125.461   125.702   126.293   125.536     9.7     2.1     3.4     0.2     5.9     1.8 
    Food away from home (1)................  233.459   234.046   234.435   235.268     3.4     2.6     3.3     3.1     3.0     3.2 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  163.978   164.120   164.095   165.884     4.0     1.9     2.5     4.7     2.9     3.6 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  227.294   227.465   227.849   229.704     2.2     1.4     0.6     4.3     1.8     2.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  220.378   220.691   221.005   221.246     2.0     1.7     2.2     1.6     1.9     1.9 
   Shelter.................................  253.163   253.645   254.112   254.613     1.2     2.2     2.2     2.3     1.7     2.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  255.742   256.307   256.894   257.285     1.6     2.1     3.7     2.4     1.9     3.0 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  137.489   137.839   137.482   137.802     3.3    15.1    -8.6     0.9     9.0    -4.0 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (1) (3) (4)........................  261.034   261.503   261.982   262.543     1.0     1.8     2.3     2.3     1.4     2.3 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (1) (3) (4).............  261.011   261.479   261.960   262.522     1.0     1.8     2.3     2.3     1.4     2.3 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  128.416   128.777   129.480   129.929     1.2     2.2     3.6     4.8     1.7     4.2 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  221.794   221.545   221.347   220.362     8.3    -0.4     2.6    -2.6     3.9     0.0 
    Household energy.......................  194.572   194.147   193.673   192.424     8.9    -1.6     2.1    -4.3     3.5    -1.2 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  335.148   342.823   340.512   344.644    51.8   -12.8    -2.1    11.8    15.0     4.7 
     Energy services (3)...................  195.502   194.630   194.233   192.643     5.7    -0.4     2.5    -5.7     2.6    -1.7 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  181.872   182.373   183.235   183.712     6.2     4.1     4.4     4.1     5.1     4.2 
   Household furnishings and operations....  125.387   125.503   125.646   125.732     0.6     0.8     1.6     1.1     0.7     1.4 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  152.415   152.578   152.729   153.634     0.4     1.5     1.3     3.2     1.0     2.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  123.967   124.618   124.539   125.646    -1.9    13.2     2.3     5.5     5.4     3.9 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  117.193   118.407   117.795   118.920    -4.7    23.6     0.5     6.0     8.5     3.3 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  110.818   111.555   111.303   112.767    -2.1    12.4     3.2     7.2     4.9     5.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  115.561   116.365   117.848   119.698    -1.7    15.3     2.6    15.1     6.4     8.7 
   Footwear................................  128.662   128.512   128.846   128.516    -2.7     5.7    -0.4    -0.5     1.4    -0.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  215.058   214.432   212.861   213.465    20.3     3.0     1.3    -2.9    11.3    -0.8 
   Private transportation..................  210.354   209.701   208.050   208.812    21.1     3.7     0.9    -2.9    12.1    -1.0 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........  100.636   100.347   100.034    99.631     8.8     7.5    -1.4    -3.9     8.2    -2.7 
     New vehicles..........................  142.968   142.712   142.470   142.407     9.8     6.5    -1.3    -1.6     8.1    -1.4 
     Used cars and trucks..................  151.443   150.890   149.907   148.412     9.6    12.7    -0.4    -7.8    11.1    -4.1 
    Motor fuel.............................  308.873   306.556   300.149   302.700    55.9     0.4     1.3    -7.8    25.1    -3.3 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  307.978   305.245   298.833   301.449    55.3     0.4     1.3    -8.2    24.9    -3.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  145.308   146.338   147.499   148.126     3.2     9.9     1.0     8.0     6.5     4.4 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  255.774   255.663   255.644   256.405     1.2     2.1     4.8     1.0     1.6     2.9 
   Public transportation...................  271.413   271.334   271.330   269.105    10.4    -5.9     6.4    -3.4     1.9     1.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  404.043   405.533   406.879   408.096     4.1     2.7     3.6     4.1     3.4     3.8 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  325.962   326.624   327.254   329.201     6.8    -0.1     2.2     4.0     3.3     3.1 
   Medical care services...................  428.329   430.140   431.762   432.639     3.2     3.7     4.0     4.1     3.4     4.0 
    Professional services..................  337.883   338.426   339.288   338.778     2.7     2.0     2.4     1.1     2.3     1.7 
    Hospital and related services..........  651.311   654.547   657.425   659.286     5.0     6.3     5.0     5.0     5.6     5.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  113.318   113.396   113.753   114.448     1.1     0.7    -0.2     4.0     0.9     1.9 
   Video and audio (2).....................   98.745    98.699    98.759    99.306     2.2     0.2     1.3     2.3     1.2     1.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  132.110   132.361   132.569   132.930     1.5     1.5     1.9     2.5     1.5     2.2 
   Education (2)...........................  210.472   211.371   212.078   212.673     4.1     4.8     4.5     4.2     4.4     4.4 
    Educational books and supplies.........  538.447   541.592   541.542   545.675     2.9     4.0     7.3     5.5     3.4     6.4 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  604.820   607.338   609.518   611.041     4.2     4.9     4.3     4.2     4.5     4.3 
   Communication (2).......................   83.100    83.065    83.050    83.255    -0.9    -1.7    -0.6     0.7    -1.3     0.1 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (2)................................   79.686    79.637    79.619    79.842    -1.0    -1.8    -0.8     0.8    -1.4     0.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  101.257   101.259   101.397   101.687    -0.9    -0.9     1.2     1.7    -0.9     1.4 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (5)......................    8.893     8.871     8.827     8.849    -1.6    -4.2    -6.4    -2.0    -2.9    -4.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   65.843    66.002    64.590    64.192    -9.6   -10.4   -17.2    -9.7   -10.0   -13.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  389.241   390.660   390.983   391.639     0.6     1.2     2.7     2.5     0.9     2.6 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  842.785   843.604   847.063   851.016    -0.4     2.8     4.7     4.0     1.2     4.4 
   Personal care...........................  209.321   210.281   210.213   210.462     0.9     0.7     2.0     2.2     0.8     2.1 
    Personal care products (1).............  160.705   161.585   160.825   161.256     1.2    -4.0     2.4     1.4    -1.4     1.9 
    Personal care services (1).............  231.238   232.216   232.302   232.039     0.8     0.1     1.4     1.4     0.5     1.4 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  365.583   366.920   368.883   368.638     2.7     2.6     2.9     3.4     2.7     3.1 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  185.863   185.800   185.269   185.883    10.9     3.7     1.9     0.0     7.2     1.0 
  Food and beverages.......................  230.896   231.136   231.610   232.080     6.3     4.1     4.4     2.1     5.2     3.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  161.462   161.280   160.361   161.056    13.6     3.5     0.6    -1.0     8.4    -0.2 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  210.930   210.858   209.290   210.895    17.8     3.5     1.3    -0.1    10.4     0.6 
    Apparel................................  123.967   124.618   124.539   125.646    -1.9    13.2     2.3     5.5     5.4     3.9 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  270.190   269.443   266.827   268.523    24.6     0.7     1.6    -2.4    12.0    -0.4 
   Durables................................  112.949   112.812   112.785   112.618     4.7     3.7    -1.0    -1.2     4.2    -1.1 
 Services..................................  267.479   267.932   268.503   268.937     2.1     1.9     2.5     2.2     2.0     2.4 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  263.810   264.414   265.018   265.379     1.0     2.0     2.5     2.4     1.5     2.5 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   128.416   128.777   129.480   129.929     1.2     2.2     3.6     4.8     1.7     4.2 
  Energy services (3)......................  195.502   194.630   194.233   192.643     5.7    -0.4     2.5    -5.7     2.6    -1.7 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  181.872   182.373   183.235   183.712     6.2     4.1     4.4     4.1     5.1     4.2 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  152.415   152.578   152.729   153.634     0.4     1.5     1.3     3.2     1.0     2.3 
  Transportation services..................  269.873   269.984   270.283   270.368     4.1     0.0     3.4     0.7     2.0     2.1 
  Medical care services....................  428.329   430.140   431.762   432.639     3.2     3.7     4.0     4.1     3.4     4.0 
  Other services...........................  316.097   316.934   318.190   319.362     1.9     1.9     2.2     4.2     1.9     3.2 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  226.155   226.360   226.305   226.794     5.4     2.4     1.9     1.1     3.9     1.5 
 All items less shelter....................  219.072   219.178   219.019   219.470     7.6     2.9     2.3     0.7     5.2     1.5 
 All items less medical care...............  218.101   218.261   218.228   218.669     5.6     2.7     2.2     1.0     4.1     1.6 
 Commodities less food.....................  163.909   163.735   162.849   163.582    13.1     3.4     0.6    -0.8     8.2    -0.1 
 Nondurables less food.....................  212.011   211.951   210.490   212.097    16.9     3.3     1.3     0.2     9.9     0.7 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  265.080   264.418   262.078   263.793    22.7     0.7     1.5    -1.9    11.2    -0.2 
 Nondurables...............................  221.786   221.919   221.266   222.270    12.7     3.3     2.8     0.9     7.9     1.8 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  292.569   293.003   293.840   294.175     3.1     1.5     3.0     2.2     2.3     2.6 
 Services less medical care services.......  255.101   255.628   256.245   256.504     1.7     1.6     2.7     2.2     1.6     2.5 
 Energy....................................  247.363   246.041   242.746   243.121    34.3    -0.4     1.6    -6.7    15.7    -2.6 
 All items less energy.....................  226.524   226.892   227.246   227.722     2.8     3.0     2.4     2.1     2.9     2.3 
  All items less food and energy...........  226.465   226.856   227.188   227.684     2.2     2.8     2.0     2.2     2.5     2.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  146.429   146.533   146.378   146.685     2.9     4.8     0.4     0.7     3.8     0.6 
    Energy commodities.....................  312.331   310.498   304.251   306.902    55.7    -0.3     1.1    -6.8    24.6    -2.9 
   Services less energy services...........  274.834   275.412   276.075   276.695     1.9     2.1     2.5     2.7     2.0     2.6 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
   5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   6 Indexes on a December 2007=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): Selected areas, all items index 

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                   All items                                      
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                       Indexes                 Percent change to Percent change to
                    CPI-U                      Pricing                                          Jan.2012 from--   Dec.2011 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Oct.      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.                                      
                                                          2011      2011      2011      2012    Jan.  Nov.  Dec.  Dec.  Oct.  Nov.
                                                                                                2011  2011  2011  2010  2011  2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      226.421   226.230   225.672   226.665   2.9   0.2   0.4   3.0  -0.3  -0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      243.014   242.652   241.987   242.879   2.9   0.1   0.4   2.9  -0.4  -0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      244.534   244.076   243.328   244.296   2.8   0.1   0.4   2.7  -0.5  -0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      145.404   145.335   145.062   145.456   3.2   0.1   0.3   3.4  -0.2  -0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      215.653   215.614   215.173   216.368   2.8   0.3   0.6   2.8  -0.2  -0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      216.130   216.097   215.633   216.883   2.8   0.4   0.6   2.7  -0.2  -0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.573   138.453   138.186   138.903   2.8   0.3   0.5   2.9  -0.3  -0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      212.476   212.907   212.505   213.649   2.9   0.3   0.5   3.1   0.0  -0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      219.969   219.961   219.469   220.497   3.2   0.2   0.5   3.3  -0.2  -0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      220.515   220.654   220.152   221.185   2.8   0.2   0.5   2.9  -0.2  -0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      140.303   140.218   139.838   140.388   3.3   0.1   0.4   3.4  -0.3  -0.3 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      224.574   224.714   224.892   226.902   4.7   1.0   0.9   4.0   0.1   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      229.195   228.771   228.117   228.980   2.6   0.1   0.4   2.7  -0.5  -0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      233.259   232.851   232.106   233.044   2.5   0.1   0.4   2.7  -0.5  -0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.696   138.411   138.017   138.465   2.6   0.0   0.3   2.7  -0.5  -0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      206.393   206.201   205.636   206.562   2.7   0.2   0.5   2.8  -0.4  -0.3 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      140.355   140.225   139.881   140.418   3.1   0.1   0.4   3.2  -0.3  -0.2 
   D.........................................    M      219.959   220.020   219.950   221.362   3.7   0.6   0.6   3.5   0.0   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      219.592   219.181   218.180   219.585   2.1   0.2   0.6   2.1  -0.6  -0.5 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      233.049   232.731   231.567   233.441   2.1   0.3   0.8   2.2  -0.6  -0.5 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      250.051   249.317   248.307   249.322   2.8   0.0   0.4   2.7  -0.7  -0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   245.030         -   245.891   2.5   0.4     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   211.225         -   211.985   2.1   0.4     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   209.283         -   209.203   3.0   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   147.565         -   148.163   2.7   0.4     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      209.182         -   208.590         -     -     -     -   3.0  -0.3     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      212.927         -   213.505         -     -     -     -   3.5   0.3     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      201.398         -   200.477         -     -     -     -   3.1  -0.5     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      232.141         -   231.794         -     -     -     -   3.1  -0.1     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      235.440         -   234.312         -     -     -     -   2.8  -0.5     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      235.331         -   234.327         -     -     -     -   2.9  -0.4     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      235.916         -   234.812         -     -     -     -   3.5  -0.5     - 

   1 Areas on pricing schedule 2 (see Table 10) will appear next month. 
   2 Regions defined as the four Census regions.  See technical notes.
   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.
   - Data not available.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


 Table 4. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by expenditure
 category and commodity and service group

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Jan. 2012    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                 2011(1)      Dec.       Jan.                      Oct.    Nov.    Dec. 
                                                              2011       2012      Jan.    Dec.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2011    2011    Nov.    Dec.    Jan. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    222.166    223.216     3.1     0.5     0.1     0.0     0.2 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    661.766    664.891       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     15.940    230.642    232.052     4.3     0.6     0.1     0.2     0.2 
   Food.......................................     15.071    230.624    231.980     4.5     0.6     0.1     0.2     0.2 
    Food at home..............................      9.460    228.925    230.631     5.4     0.7     0.0     0.2     0.0 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.338    266.752    267.512     5.3     0.3     0.3     0.2    -0.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.278    228.845    229.739     7.3     0.4     0.0     0.6     0.1 
     Dairy and related products (2)...........       .991    217.503    219.185     9.0     0.8    -0.4     0.0     0.8 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.318    280.711    282.588     0.1     0.7    -0.4    -0.5    -1.2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.093    167.577    169.594     3.7     1.2     0.3     0.2    -0.4 
     Other food at home.......................      2.442    199.694    201.995     5.9     1.2     0.1     0.4     0.5 
      Sugar and sweets (2)....................       .334    209.639    212.860     5.5     1.5    -1.5     0.3     1.5 
      Fats and oils...........................       .291    229.065    235.791    13.3     2.9     0.9     1.4     1.5 
      Other foods.............................      1.817    211.835    213.520     4.9     0.8     0.2     0.2     0.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (2) (3)......       .633    126.235    125.367     3.5    -0.7     0.1     0.4    -0.7 
    Food away from home (2)...................      5.611    234.666    235.423     3.1     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.3 
     Other food away from home (2) (3)........       .352    165.205    166.216     2.8     0.6     0.1     0.0     0.6 
   Alcoholic beverages........................       .869    229.467    231.821     2.6     1.0     0.1     0.1     0.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.848    217.009    217.528     1.9     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.1 
   Shelter....................................     30.486    247.858    248.435     2.0     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.2 
    Rent of primary residence (4).............      8.926    255.322    255.800     2.4     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.1 
    Lodging away from home (3)................       .433    129.754    132.580     1.9     2.2     0.5    -0.1    -0.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (2)                                                                           
        (4) (5)...............................     20.821    237.350    237.848     1.8     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.2 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (2) (4) (5)................     20.165    237.342    237.840     1.8     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (2) (3)..       .306    130.695    131.182     2.7     0.4     0.3     0.6     0.4 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.903    216.074    216.589     2.0     0.2    -0.1    -0.1    -0.5 
    Household energy..........................      4.676    187.586    187.786     1.3     0.1    -0.2    -0.2    -0.7 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (2).............       .282    340.375    344.055     9.1     1.1     2.3    -0.7     1.1 
     Energy services (4)......................      4.394    189.060    189.143     0.7     0.0    -0.4    -0.2    -0.8 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (3)..........................      1.227    183.178    184.533     4.7     0.7     0.3     0.5     0.4 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.458    121.409    121.770     1.2     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Household operations (2) (3)..............       .357    155.744    156.727     2.0     0.6     0.2     0.1     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.618    123.203    121.896     5.4    -1.1     0.5     0.1     0.9 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .882    116.906    116.817     5.8    -0.1     0.8    -0.3     0.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.407    110.883    107.583     5.8    -3.0     0.7     0.1     1.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .280    121.842    122.603     8.2     0.6     0.6     1.5     1.6 
   Footwear...................................       .813    128.560    127.300     1.5    -1.0     0.2     0.2    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     19.031    209.013    211.599     5.5     1.2    -0.3    -0.8     0.4 
   Private transportation.....................     18.154    205.607    208.363     5.6     1.3    -0.3    -0.9     0.4 
    New and used motor vehicles (3)...........      6.239     99.250     99.037     2.9    -0.2    -0.3    -0.3    -0.5 
     New vehicles.............................      3.035    143.994    144.431     3.3     0.3    -0.2    -0.1    -0.1 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.736    149.207    148.197     3.3    -0.7    -0.4    -0.7    -1.0 
    Motor fuel................................      7.015    283.528    293.496    10.0     3.5    -0.7    -2.1     0.9 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      6.773    281.852    292.151     9.7     3.7    -0.9    -2.1     0.9 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (2).....       .511    147.223    147.804     5.4     0.4     0.6     0.7     0.4 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (2)..      1.153    258.355    259.076     2.3     0.3     0.0     0.0     0.3 
   Public transportation......................       .877    264.424    262.018     2.1    -0.9     0.1     0.0    -0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.670    407.909    410.459     3.8     0.6     0.4     0.3     0.3 
   Medical care commodities (2)...............      1.344    319.396    321.314     3.5     0.6     0.2     0.2     0.6 
   Medical care services......................      4.327    434.051    436.798     3.9     0.6     0.5     0.4     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.390    341.593    342.491     2.1     0.3     0.2     0.2    -0.1 
    Hospital and related services.............      1.399    657.440    662.841     5.5     0.8     0.6     0.5     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (3)..............................      5.579    109.959    110.556     1.4     0.5     0.0     0.3     0.6 
   Video and audio (3)........................      2.060     99.028     99.563     1.7     0.5    -0.1     0.1     0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (3).............      6.800    126.413    126.735     1.3     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.2 
   Education (3)..............................      2.686    209.452    209.865     4.2     0.2     0.4     0.3     0.2 
    Educational books and supplies............       .214    547.576    554.390     5.4     1.2     0.6     0.1     0.6 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.472    588.489    589.117     4.1     0.1     0.4     0.3     0.2 
   Communication (3)..........................      4.114     85.510     85.761    -0.5     0.3    -0.1     0.0     0.2 
    Information and information processing (3)      3.999     83.163     83.391    -0.6     0.3    -0.1     0.0     0.2 
     Telephone services (2) (3)...............      2.984    100.764    101.014     0.1     0.2     0.0     0.1     0.2 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (6).........................      1.015      9.371      9.404    -3.2     0.4    -0.4    -0.4     0.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (7).......................       .247     64.421     64.382   -11.1    -0.1     0.1    -1.7    -0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.515    421.000    421.572     1.8     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (2)...........      1.227    852.435    856.419     2.8     0.5     0.1     0.4     0.5 
   Personal care..............................      2.288    207.747    207.814     1.2     0.0     0.4     0.0     0.1 
    Personal care products (2)................       .611    160.954    161.473     0.0     0.3     0.5    -0.5     0.3 
    Personal care services (2)................       .577    232.313    232.093     0.8    -0.1     0.4     0.0    -0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........       .921    368.816    368.843     2.6     0.0     0.4     0.4    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     42.665    187.472    188.931     4.4     0.8    -0.1    -0.3     0.4 
  Food and beverages..........................     15.940    230.642    232.052     4.3     0.6     0.1     0.2     0.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     26.725    164.072    165.511     4.4     0.9    -0.2    -0.6     0.5 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     17.285    215.404    218.318     5.9     1.4    -0.1    -0.8     0.9 
    Apparel...................................      3.618    123.203    121.896     5.4    -1.1     0.5     0.1     0.9 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     13.667    277.351    282.875     6.0     2.0    -0.3    -1.1     0.7 
   Durables...................................      9.440    114.098    114.105     1.9     0.0    -0.1    -0.1    -0.2 
 Services.....................................     57.335    262.954    263.615     2.2     0.3     0.2     0.2     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (5).........................     30.181    238.834    239.387     2.0     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (2) (3)....       .306    130.695    131.182     2.7     0.4     0.3     0.6     0.4 
  Energy services (4).........................      4.394    189.060    189.143     0.7     0.0    -0.4    -0.2    -0.8 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (3)............................      1.227    183.178    184.533     4.7     0.7     0.3     0.5     0.4 
  Household operations (2) (3)................       .357    155.744    156.727     2.0     0.6     0.2     0.1     0.6 
  Transportation services.....................      5.641    271.174    270.972     2.5    -0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
  Medical care services.......................      4.327    434.051    436.798     3.9     0.6     0.5     0.4     0.3 
  Other services..............................     10.903    302.364    303.344     2.2     0.3     0.2     0.4     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.929    220.479    221.476     2.9     0.5     0.1    -0.1     0.2 
 All items less shelter.......................     69.514    215.189    216.427     3.6     0.6     0.0    -0.1     0.2 
 All items less medical care..................     94.330    214.658    215.653     3.1     0.5     0.0     0.0     0.2 
 Commodities less food........................     27.594    166.354    167.821     4.4     0.9    -0.2    -0.6     0.5 
 Nondurables less food........................     18.154    216.421    219.315     5.7     1.3    -0.1    -0.8     0.9 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.536    272.053    277.315     5.8     1.9    -0.3    -1.0     0.8 
 Nondurables..................................     33.225    223.793    226.025     5.2     1.0     0.0    -0.3     0.5 
 Services less rent of shelter (5)............     27.154    257.915    258.616     2.4     0.3     0.1     0.3     0.1 
 Services less medical care services..........     53.008    251.150    251.705     2.1     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.1 
 Energy.......................................     11.691    233.943    238.978     6.4     2.2    -0.6    -1.4     0.2 
 All items less energy........................     88.309    221.735    222.298     2.7     0.3     0.2     0.2     0.2 
  All items less food and energy..............     73.238    220.325    220.736     2.4     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     20.297    148.692    148.645     2.5     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.2 
    Energy commodities........................      7.297    287.221    297.049    10.0     3.4    -0.6    -2.0     0.9 
   Services less energy services..............     52.941    271.036    271.762     2.3     0.3     0.2     0.3     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .450     $ .448       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .151     $ .150       -       -       -       -       - 

   1 The relative importances for the U.S. city average were reissued on March 7, 2012.
   2 Not seasonally adjusted.
   3 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   4 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated
 using a geometric means estimator.
   5 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
   6 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   7 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
   - Data not available.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


 Table 5. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, by
 expenditure category and commodity and service group

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-W                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Oct.      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.                                                  
                                               2011      2011      2011      2012                                                  
                                                                                      Apr.    July    Oct.    Jan.    July    Jan. 
                                                                                      2011    2011    2011    2012    2011    2012 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  223.568   223.717   223.684   224.148     6.4     2.7     2.5     1.0     4.6     1.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  230.418   230.666   231.158   231.622     6.5     3.9     4.8     2.1     5.2     3.4 
   Food....................................  230.411   230.660   231.162   231.529     6.8     4.2     5.0     2.0     5.5     3.5 
    Food at home...........................  229.277   229.277   229.833   229.919     9.3     5.3     6.0     1.1     7.3     3.5 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  266.526   267.440   268.006   267.803     4.3     5.9     9.3     1.9     5.1     5.6 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  227.625   227.665   229.098   229.355    14.2     5.8     6.2     3.1     9.9     4.6 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  218.451   217.557   217.503   219.185    16.4     9.9     8.7     1.4    13.1     4.9 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  283.795   282.533   281.176   277.918     6.4     1.1     1.4    -8.0     3.7    -3.4 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  168.124   168.584   168.908   168.287     8.0     3.7     2.7     0.4     5.9     1.5 
     Other food at home....................  200.263   200.399   201.182   202.272     6.8     5.8     7.2     4.1     6.3     5.6 
      Sugar and sweets (1).................  212.276   209.091   209.639   212.860     1.6     7.1    12.5     1.1     4.3     6.7 
      Fats and oils........................  226.463   228.447   231.558   235.062    16.3    11.2    10.0    16.1    13.7    13.0 
      Other foods..........................  212.552   213.066   213.598   214.023     6.3     4.7     5.7     2.8     5.5     4.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  125.681   125.761   126.235   125.367     9.0     2.6     3.5    -1.0     5.8     1.2 
    Food away from home (1)................  233.622   234.240   234.666   235.423     3.4     2.5     3.5     3.1     2.9     3.3 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  165.008   165.228   165.205   166.216     4.1     2.2     2.1     3.0     3.2     2.5 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  229.090   229.320   229.662   231.733     2.9     1.0     1.8     4.7     1.9     3.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  217.100   217.422   217.764   217.930     2.1     1.6     2.4     1.5     1.9     2.0 
   Shelter.................................  246.993   247.512   248.039   248.481     1.2     1.9     2.4     2.4     1.6     2.4 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  253.865   254.439   255.050   255.369     1.6     1.9     3.6     2.4     1.8     3.0 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  138.317   139.050   138.932   138.797     4.6    12.0    -9.3     1.4     8.2    -4.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (1) (3) (4)........................  236.407   236.869   237.350   237.848     1.0     1.7     2.2     2.5     1.3     2.3 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (1) (3) (4).............  236.397   236.859   237.342   237.840     1.0     1.7     2.2     2.5     1.3     2.3 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  129.562   129.912   130.695   131.182    -0.1     2.3     3.7     5.1     1.1     4.4 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  220.367   220.091   219.922   218.917     7.8     0.3     2.5    -2.6     4.0    -0.1 
    Household energy.......................  192.552   192.117   191.695   190.399     8.3    -0.7     2.0    -4.4     3.7    -1.2 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  334.886   342.717   340.375   344.055    47.2   -12.7    -1.1    11.4    13.4     5.0 
     Energy services (3)...................  194.717   193.891   193.537   191.946     5.8     0.3     2.3    -5.6     3.0    -1.7 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  182.263   182.744   183.611   184.306     5.9     4.2     4.4     4.6     5.0     4.5 
   Household furnishings and operations....  121.666   121.768   121.857   121.930     0.6     1.4     1.9     0.9     1.0     1.4 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  155.235   155.567   155.744   156.727     0.9     2.0     1.5     3.9     1.4     2.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  123.271   123.937   124.119   125.293    -1.0    12.7     3.3     6.7     5.6     5.0 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  117.901   118.799   118.421   119.207    -3.9    19.1     4.8     4.5     7.0     4.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  110.438   111.174   111.270   112.645    -0.6    12.2     3.4     8.2     5.6     5.8 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  119.122   119.892   121.697   123.626    -2.1    14.7     5.3    16.0     6.0    10.5 
   Footwear................................  128.847   129.147   129.348   129.142    -0.7     6.1    -0.3     0.9     2.6     0.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  216.261   215.570   213.811   214.570    22.4     3.5     1.3    -3.1    12.6    -0.9 
   Private transportation..................  212.914   212.198   210.392   211.254    22.9     3.9     1.1    -3.1    13.0    -1.0 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........  100.288    99.974    99.627    99.128     9.2     8.5    -0.8    -4.5     8.8    -2.7 
     New vehicles..........................  144.008   143.707   143.506   143.417     9.8     6.3    -0.9    -1.6     8.0    -1.3 
     Used cars and trucks..................  152.505   151.951   150.961   149.463     9.6    12.8    -0.2    -7.7    11.2    -4.1 
    Motor fuel.............................  309.981   307.658   301.259   303.958    56.2     0.4     0.9    -7.5    25.3    -3.4 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  309.225   306.470   300.075   302.847    55.6     0.4     0.9    -8.0    25.0    -3.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  145.326   146.151   147.223   147.804     3.5     9.8     1.3     7.0     6.6     4.1 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  258.440   258.342   258.355   259.076     1.1     2.4     4.7     1.0     1.7     2.8 
   Public transportation...................  268.074   268.353   268.487   266.645    10.5    -5.6     6.5    -2.1     2.1     2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  406.100   407.721   409.115   410.534     4.1     3.0     3.6     4.4     3.5     4.0 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  317.901   318.671   319.396   321.314     7.0     0.2     2.5     4.4     3.6     3.4 
   Medical care services...................  432.160   434.106   435.752   436.902     3.2     3.9     3.9     4.5     3.5     4.2 
    Professional services..................  341.676   342.229   343.032   342.799     2.6     2.0     2.6     1.3     2.3     2.0 
    Hospital and related services..........  654.029   657.880   660.972   662.755     5.1     6.8     4.6     5.4     6.0     5.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  109.958   109.905   110.249   110.877     1.5     1.0    -0.2     3.4     1.3     1.6 
   Video and audio (2).....................   99.523    99.444    99.583   100.249     1.9     0.4     1.5     3.0     1.2     2.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  125.980   126.135   126.323   126.612     0.9     0.7     1.7     2.0     0.8     1.9 
   Education (2)...........................  207.396   208.259   208.927   209.422     3.9     4.4     4.7     4.0     4.1     4.3 
    Educational books and supplies.........  544.919   548.282   548.831   552.247     3.3     4.0     8.7     5.5     3.7     7.1 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  582.443   584.757   586.751   587.964     3.9     4.4     4.3     3.8     4.2     4.1 
   Communication (2).......................   85.585    85.524    85.553    85.741    -0.9    -1.7    -0.2     0.7    -1.3     0.3 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (2)................................   83.222    83.151    83.179    83.377    -1.0    -1.7    -0.3     0.7    -1.4     0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  100.616   100.620   100.764   101.014    -0.9    -1.1     1.0     1.6    -1.0     1.3 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (5)......................    9.454     9.415     9.379     9.398    -1.3    -3.9    -5.1    -2.3    -2.6    -3.7 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   65.726    65.790    64.651    64.202   -10.8   -10.0   -14.5    -9.0   -10.4   -11.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  419.250   420.462   420.998   421.681     0.5     1.4     2.9     2.3     0.9     2.6 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  847.868   848.791   852.435   856.419    -0.4     2.8     4.9     4.1     1.2     4.5 
   Personal care...........................  207.030   207.847   207.746   207.885     1.0     0.6     1.7     1.7     0.8     1.7 
    Personal care products (1).............  160.970   161.716   160.954   161.473     1.6    -3.7     1.0     1.3    -1.1     1.1 
    Personal care services (1).............  231.409   232.222   232.313   232.093     0.8     0.0     1.4     1.2     0.4     1.3 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  366.849   368.267   369.704   369.334     2.3     2.8     2.4     2.7     2.6     2.6 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  190.427   190.308   189.707   190.404    12.1     3.9     2.3     0.0     7.9     1.1 
  Food and beverages.......................  230.418   230.666   231.158   231.622     6.5     3.9     4.8     2.1     5.2     3.4 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  168.296   168.025   166.976   167.752    15.5     3.8     0.9    -1.3     9.5    -0.2 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  222.938   222.755   220.944   222.849    20.1     3.5     1.4    -0.2    11.5     0.6 
    Apparel................................  123.271   123.937   124.119   125.293    -1.0    12.7     3.3     6.7     5.6     5.0 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  289.927   289.013   285.869   288.013    26.4     0.9     1.8    -2.6    12.9    -0.5 
   Durables................................  114.901   114.733   114.642   114.372     5.8     4.7    -0.8    -1.8     5.2    -1.3 
 Services..................................  262.626   263.053   263.648   264.025     2.1     1.8     2.6     2.1     2.0     2.4 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  238.071   238.554   239.075   239.434     1.2     1.8     2.6     2.3     1.5     2.5 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   129.562   129.912   130.695   131.182    -0.1     2.3     3.7     5.1     1.1     4.4 
  Energy services (3)......................  194.717   193.891   193.537   191.946     5.8     0.3     2.3    -5.6     3.0    -1.7 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  182.263   182.744   183.611   184.306     5.9     4.2     4.4     4.6     5.0     4.5 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  155.235   155.567   155.744   156.727     0.9     2.0     1.5     3.9     1.4     2.7 
  Transportation services..................  270.414   270.697   271.151   271.447     3.9     0.9     3.9     1.5     2.4     2.7 
  Medical care services....................  432.160   434.106   435.752   436.902     3.2     3.9     3.9     4.5     3.5     4.2 
  Other services...........................  300.990   301.510   302.648   303.629     1.6     1.5     2.0     3.6     1.6     2.8 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  222.164   222.296   222.168   222.638     6.4     2.5     2.0     0.9     4.4     1.4 
 All items less shelter....................  217.427   217.444   217.207   217.699     8.7     3.1     2.5     0.5     5.9     1.5 
 All items less medical care...............  216.144   216.248   216.172   216.604     6.6     2.7     2.4     0.9     4.6     1.6 
 Commodities less food.....................  170.469   170.210   169.195   170.019    15.0     3.7     0.9    -1.1     9.2    -0.1 
 Nondurables less food.....................  223.529   223.365   221.670   223.594    19.1     3.3     1.4     0.1    10.9     0.8 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  283.447   282.638   279.803   282.002    24.7     0.8     1.7    -2.0    12.1    -0.2 
 Nondurables...............................  227.671   227.760   227.001   228.186    14.0     3.3     2.9     0.9     8.5     1.9 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  258.157   258.482   259.241   259.493     3.0     1.6     2.9     2.1     2.3     2.5 
 Services less medical care services.......  250.900   251.317   251.921   252.171     1.9     1.6     2.7     2.0     1.7     2.4 
 Energy....................................  249.674   248.293   244.867   245.461    35.6     0.0     1.3    -6.6    16.5    -2.7 
 All items less energy.....................  221.407   221.742   222.119   222.551     3.1     3.1     2.6     2.1     3.1     2.4 
  All items less food and energy...........  219.973   220.326   220.679   221.124     2.3     2.9     2.1     2.1     2.6     2.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  149.205   149.269   149.158   149.414     3.3     5.3     0.9     0.6     4.3     0.7 
    Energy commodities.....................  312.582   310.638   304.362   307.238    55.8    -0.1     0.9    -6.7    24.7    -3.0 
   Services less energy services...........  270.027   270.595   271.297   271.896     1.9     1.9     2.7     2.8     1.9     2.7 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
   5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   6 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


 Table 6. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Selected areas, all items index 

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                   All items                                      
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                       Indexes                 Percent change to Percent change to
                    CPI-W                      Pricing                                          Jan.2012 from--   Dec.2011 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Oct.      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.                                      
                                                          2011      2011      2011      2012    Jan.  Nov.  Dec.  Dec.  Oct.  Nov.
                                                                                                2011  2011  2011  2010  2011  2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      223.043   222.813   222.166   223.216   3.1   0.2   0.5   3.2  -0.4  -0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      241.549   241.167   240.431   241.321   3.2   0.1   0.4   3.2  -0.5  -0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      241.355   240.912   240.148   241.066   3.1   0.1   0.4   3.0  -0.5  -0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      146.999   146.843   146.432   146.923   3.3   0.1   0.3   3.4  -0.4  -0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      212.038   211.969   211.459   212.756   3.2   0.4   0.6   3.1  -0.3  -0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      211.604   211.505   210.962   212.309   3.1   0.4   0.6   3.0  -0.3  -0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.157   139.048   138.741   139.595   3.2   0.4   0.6   3.2  -0.3  -0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      211.193   211.533   211.040   212.052   3.1   0.2   0.5   3.4  -0.1  -0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      218.109   218.030   217.463   218.571   3.5   0.2   0.5   3.6  -0.3  -0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      219.075   219.215   218.603   219.705   3.1   0.2   0.5   3.3  -0.2  -0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.879   139.721   139.299   139.863   3.4   0.1   0.4   3.6  -0.4  -0.3 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      225.364   225.404   225.422   227.762   4.9   1.0   1.0   4.1   0.0   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      224.268   223.785   222.968   223.849   2.7   0.0   0.4   2.8  -0.6  -0.4 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      226.759   226.250   225.267   226.277   2.6   0.0   0.4   2.7  -0.7  -0.4 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.884   138.587   138.157   138.578   2.7   0.0   0.3   2.9  -0.5  -0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      205.846   205.627   204.954   205.939   3.0   0.2   0.5   3.0  -0.4  -0.3 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      140.505   140.330   139.931   140.506   3.2   0.1   0.4   3.4  -0.4  -0.3 
   D.........................................    M      218.914   218.973   218.780   220.339   3.9   0.6   0.7   3.7  -0.1  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      214.145   213.704   212.597   214.298   2.5   0.3   0.8   2.5  -0.7  -0.5 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      226.116   225.786   224.444   226.245   2.1   0.2   0.8   2.2  -0.7  -0.6 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      246.297   245.546   244.586   245.541   3.0   0.0   0.4   3.0  -0.7  -0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   246.349         -   247.006   2.7   0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   202.824         -   203.575   2.0   0.4     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   214.581         -   214.557   3.7   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   148.038         -   148.489   2.7   0.3     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      208.362         -   207.654         -     -     -     -   3.1  -0.3     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      209.427         -   210.199         -     -     -     -   3.9   0.4     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      200.464         -   199.480         -     -     -     -   3.4  -0.5     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      230.728         -   230.394         -     -     -     -   3.5  -0.1     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      236.478         -   235.194         -     -     -     -   3.1  -0.5     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      232.371         -   231.109         -     -     -     -   3.1  -0.5     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      232.697         -   231.297         -     -     -     -   3.8  -0.6     - 

   1 Areas on pricing schedule 2 (see Table 10) will appear next month. 
   2 Regions defined as the four Census regions.  See technical notes.
   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.
   - Data not available.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


 Table 7. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U): U.S. city average, by
 expenditure category and commodity and service group

 (December 1999=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
                                                                                    Unadjusted    
                                                 Relative       Unadjusted      percent change to 
                                               importance,       indexes         Jan. 2012 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2009-2010                                         
                                                              Dec.      Jan.      Jan.      Dec.  
                                                              2011      2012      2011      2011  
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   129.586   130.104       2.7       0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     15.084   134.086   134.898       4.1       0.6 
   Food.......................................     14.112   134.406   135.182       4.3       0.6 
    Food at home..............................      8.447   129.886   130.832       5.2       0.7 
    Food away from home.......................      5.665   140.455   140.953       3.1       0.4 
   Alcoholic beverages........................       .971   130.201   131.515       1.4       1.0 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     41.994   130.451   130.806       1.8       0.3 
   Shelter....................................     32.159   133.904   134.278       2.0       0.3 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.481   159.748   160.021       1.5       0.2 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.355    92.620    92.940       0.7       0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.613    92.768    91.559       3.9      -1.3 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     15.647   139.751   141.008       4.6       0.9 
   Private transportation.....................     14.521   140.542   142.034       4.9       1.1 
   Public transportation......................      1.126   130.513   129.003       1.1      -1.2 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.942   156.729   157.640       3.6       0.6 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.697   137.504   138.286       3.1       0.6 
   Medical care services......................      5.245   163.793   164.751       3.7       0.6 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      6.393   102.027   102.670       0.5       0.6 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.936   113.553   113.826       1.2       0.2 
   Education..................................      3.074   196.084   196.362       4.4       0.1 
   Communication..............................      3.862    70.480    70.705      -1.2       0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.391   144.129   144.296       2.7       0.1 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     60.782   138.791   139.177       2.2       0.3 
 Commodities..................................     39.218   118.553   119.250       3.5       0.6 
  Durables....................................      9.295    80.509    80.586       0.6       0.1 
 Nondurables..................................     29.924   138.216   139.240       4.4       0.7 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.054   122.634   122.897       2.1       0.2 
 Energy.......................................      8.833   195.290   198.691       5.2       1.7 

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

Last Modified Date: March 07, 2012
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