Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release

 Transmission of material in this release is embargoed until
 8:30 a.m. (EDT) Friday, March 15, 2013   USDL-13-0425
 
 Technical information: (202) 691-7000  Reed.Steve@bls.gov  www.bls.gov/cpi
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                 Consumer Price Index - February 2013

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.7 percent in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S.
 Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months,
 the all items index increased 2.0 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 The gasoline index rose 9.1 percent in February to account for almost
 three-fourths of the seasonally adjusted all items increase. The
 indexes for electricity, natural gas, and fuel oil also increased,
 leading to a 5.4 percent rise in the energy index. The food index
 increased slightly in February, rising 0.1 percent. A sharp increase
 in the fruits and vegetables index was the major cause of the 0.1
 percent increase in the food at home index, with other major grocery
 store food group indexes mixed.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in
 February. The indexes for shelter, used cars and trucks, recreation,
 and medical care all rose in February. These increases more than
 offset declines in the indexes for new vehicles, apparel, airline
 fares, and tobacco.
 
 The all items index increased 2.0 percent over the last 12 months
 compared to a 1.6 percent increase for the 12 months ending January.
 The index for all items less food and energy also increased 2.0
 percent over the last 12 months. The energy index increased 2.3
 percent and the food index rose 1.6 percent.
 

 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.   ended 
                              2012  2012  2012  2012  2012  2013  2013   Feb.  
                                                                         2013  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .5    .5    .2   -.2    .0    .0    .7      2.0
  Food......................    .2    .1    .2    .2    .2    .0    .1      1.6
   Food at home.............    .1   -.1    .3    .3    .2    .0    .1      1.2
   Food away from home (1)..    .3    .2    .1    .1    .1    .1    .1      2.3
  Energy....................   4.6   3.9    .1  -3.4   -.8  -1.7   5.4      2.3
   Energy commodities.......   7.3   6.1    .1  -5.7  -1.5  -3.0   8.6      3.1
    Gasoline (all types)....   7.6   6.3   -.1  -6.0  -1.9  -3.0   9.1      3.3
    Fuel oil (1)............   4.6   4.1   1.1   -.2    .0   -.2   3.1      2.3
   Energy services..........    .4    .4    .2    .6    .3    .4    .5       .9
    Electricity.............    .1    .1    .3    .4    .2   1.1    .3       .8
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............   1.5   1.2   -.2   1.5    .7  -1.7   1.2      1.3
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .1    .2    .2    .1    .1    .3    .2      2.0
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....   -.2   -.1    .0   -.1   -.1    .2    .0       .3
    New vehicles............    .2    .0    .1    .3    .2    .1   -.3      1.1
    Used cars and trucks....  -1.1  -1.4   -.7   -.4   -.3    .2    .8      -.2
    Apparel.................   -.1    .5    .6   -.5    .1    .8   -.1      2.4
    Medical care commodities    .3   -.1    .1   -.3   -.3    .1   -.4       .8
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .1    .2    .2    .2    .2    .3    .2      2.6
    Shelter.................    .2    .2    .2    .2    .1    .2    .2      2.3
    Transportation services     .0    .5    .6    .2    .4    .5    .1      3.1
    Medical care services...    .2    .3    .1    .3    .3    .2    .3      3.9

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.



 Consumer Price Index Data for February 2013
 
 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.1 percent in February after being unchanged in
 January. The food at home index also rose 0.1 percent and has
 increased 1.2 percent over the past year. Among major grocery store
 food group indexes, the fruits and vegetables index rose 1.4 percent,
 with both the fresh fruits and fresh vegetables indexes increasing
 1.8 percent. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs also rose
 in February, increasing 0.5 percent. The index for nonalcoholic
 beverages was unchanged in February, while the remaining major
 grocery store food group indexes declined. The index for other food
 at home fell 0.6 percent as the indexes for sugars and sweets and for
 fats and oils declined. The index for dairy and related products
 declined 0.4 percent and the cereals and bakery products index fell
 0.2 percent; both indexes rose in January. The index for food away
 from home rose 0.1 percent in February, its fifth straight such
 increase, and has risen 2.3 percent over the past year.
 
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index rose 5.4 percent in February after declining in each
 of the three previous months. All major energy component indexes
 increased. The gasoline index, which fell 3.0 percent in January,
 rose 9.1 percent in February.  (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline
 prices increased 10.1 percent in February.) The index for fuel oil
 rose 3.1 percent after declining the previous month. Similarly, the
 index for natural gas rose 1.2 percent in February after a January
 decline. The index for electricity, which rose 1.1 percent in
 January, increased 0.3 percent in February. All of the major energy
 components show modest increases over the past 12 months, ranging
 from 0.8 percent for electricity to 3.3 percent for gasoline.
 
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in
 February after rising 0.3 percent in January. The shelter index rose
 0.2 percent in February, the same increase as last month. The rent
 index rose 0.3 percent, while the index for owners' equivalent rent
 increased 0.2 percent. The index for used cars and trucks increased
 0.8 percent in February, its largest increase since May. The index
 for recreation rose 0.3 percent in February, the same increase as in
 January. The medical care index rose 0.2 percent as an increase in
 the index for medical care services more than offset a decline in the
 medical care commodities index. The index for personal care also rose
 in February, while the index for household furnishings and operations
 was unchanged. In contrast, the new vehicles index declined in
 February, falling 0.3 percent; this was its largest decline since
 January 2010. The apparel index, which rose 0.8 percent in January,
 fell 0.1 percent in February. The index for airline fares declined in
 February, falling 0.3 percent after increasing in each of the five
 previous months. The index for tobacco also turned down, decreasing
 0.2 percent after rising in December and January.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 2.0 percent
 for the 12 months ending February, a rate slightly higher than its
 1.9 percent average annualized increase over the past ten years. The
 medical care index rose 3.1 percent over the last 12 months, the
 shelter index increased 2.3 percent, and the index for new vehicles
 advanced 1.1 percent.
 
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 2.0 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 232.166
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.8 percent prior
 to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 1.9 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 228.677  (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased
 1.0 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 1.8 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index increased 0.7 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
 Please note that the indexes for the post-2011 period are subject to
 revision.
 
 
 The Consumer Price Index for March 2013 is scheduled to be released
 on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).


 Discontinuation of Department Store Inventory Indexes
 
 The Bureau of Labor Statistics will discontinue publication of its
 Department Store Inventory indexes after the release of the December
 2013 CPI in mid-January 2014, and these values will no longer be
 uploaded to the Labstat database. For further information please
 contact Sharon Gibson at 202-691-6968 or gibson.sharon@bls.gov.
 
 Publication Changes for Average Price Series
 
 The Bureau of Labor Statistics will discontinue publication of three
 average price series after the release of the June 2013 CPI in mid-
 July 2013. They are:

  -         utility (piped) gas, 40 therms;
  -         utility (piped) gas, 100 therms; and
  -         electricity, 500 kilowatt hours.

 The Bureau will, however, continue to publish average prices for
 utility (piped) gas on a per therm basis, and will continue to
 publish electricity prices on a per kilowatt hour basis. As such,
 users will be able to convert these data to any consumption amount.
  CPI Detailed Report table P1. Average residential prices for utility
 (piped) gas, electricity, and fuel oil, U.S. city average and
 selected areas will no longer be published.  Data for fuel oil #2,
 per gallon (3.785 liters) will continue to be available in the CPI
 Average Price Data public database.

 Facilities for Sensory Impaired
 
 Information from this release will be made available to sensory
 impaired individuals upon request.  Voice phone:  202-691-5200,
 Federal Relay Services:  1-800-877-8339.

 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
 prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.  The
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
 (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W),
 which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that
 comprise approximately 29 percent of the total population and (2) the
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban
 Consumers (C-CPI-U), which cover approximately 88 percent of the
 total population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical
 worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, and
 technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the
 unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.
      
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
 transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services,
 drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day
 living.  Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas across the
 country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 26,000
 retail establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals,
 filling stations, and other types of stores and service
 establishments.  All taxes directly associated with the purchase and
 use of items are included in the index.  Prices of fuels and a few
 other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations.  Prices of
 most other commodities and services are collected every month in the
 three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.
 Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
 telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
      
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
 importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.
 Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the
 CPI-U and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city,
 by region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and
 population-size classes, and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not
 measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only
 measure the average change in prices for each area since the base
 period.  For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level.
 It is important to note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final
 when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and
 subject to two annual revisions.
      
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
 the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.
 The reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.  An
 increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is
 shown as 116.500.  This change can also be expressed in dollars as
 follows:  the price of a base period market basket of goods and
 services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
      
 For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
 Section on (202) 691-7000.


 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
 
 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
 because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the
 complete universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes
 estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent
 change standard errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error
 estimates can be used to construct confidence intervals for
 hypothesis testing.  For example, the estimated standard error of the
 1 month percent change is 0.03 percent for the U.S. All Items
 Consumer Price Index.  This means that if we repeatedly sample from
 the universe of all retail prices using the same methodology, and
 estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these
 estimates would be within 0.06 percent of the 1 month percentage
 change based on all retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change
 of 0.2 percent in the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are
 95 percent confident that the actual percent change based on all
 retail prices would fall between 0.14 and 0.26 percent.  For the
 latest data, including information on how to use the estimates of
 standard error, see "Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the
 Consumer Price Index, January-December 2011".  These data are
 available on the CPI home page (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using
 the following link http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2011.pdf

 Calculating Index Changes
 
 Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually
 expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index points,
 because index point changes are affected by the level of the index in
 relation to its base period while percent changes are not.  The
 example below illustrates the computation of index point and percent
 changes.
      
 Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as
 annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula for
 compound growth rates.  These data indicate what the percent change
 would be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.
 
 Index Point Change
 
 CPI                                    202.416
 Less previous index                    201.800
 Equals index point change                 .616
 
 
 Percent Change
 
 Index point difference                    .616
 Divided by the previous index          201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred    0.003x100
 Equals percent change                      0.3



 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
  
 Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted
 as well as unadjusted changes each month.
 
 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally
 adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the
 effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and in about
 the same magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from
 changing climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers,
 holidays, and sales.
 
 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining
 contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
 changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal
 variation.
 
 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes
 are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each
 year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data
 from January 2008 through December 2012 were replaced in January
 2013.  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: 37 of the 82 components are not
 seasonally adjusted for 2013.
 
 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 2013, 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 Chris Graci at
 (202) 691-5826, or by e-mail at graci.christopher@bls.gov or contact
 Carlyle Jackson at (202) 691-6984, or by e-mail at
 jackson.carlyle@bls.gov .  If you have general questions about the
 CPI, please call our information staff at (202) 691-7000.









Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, February 2013
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jan.
2013
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Feb.
2012
Jan.
2013
Feb.
2013
Feb.
2012-
Feb.
2013
Jan.
2013-
Feb.
2013
Nov.
2012-
Dec.
2012
Dec.
2012-
Jan.
2013
Jan.
2013-
Feb.
2013

All items

100.000 227.663 230.280 232.166 2.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.7

Food

14.327 232.486 236.341 236.301 1.6 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1

Food at home

8.622 231.180 234.240 234.033 1.2 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.232 267.821 269.078 269.304 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.1 -0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.951 228.610 232.461 233.041 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.5

Dairy and related products(1)

0.906 219.377 220.319 219.526 0.1 -0.4 0.2 0.4 -0.4

Fruits and vegetables

1.306 281.072 293.714 293.742 4.5 0.0 0.3 0.3 1.4

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.948 169.758 169.593 168.977 -0.5 -0.4 0.2 -0.5 0.0

Other food at home

2.280 204.001 205.387 204.763 0.4 -0.3 0.2 -0.2 -0.6

Food away from home(1)

5.705 235.603 240.713 240.930 2.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Energy

9.580 242.663 234.624 248.146 2.3 5.8 -0.8 -1.7 5.4

Energy commodities

5.793 310.685 292.609 320.258 3.1 9.4 -1.5 -3.0 8.6

Fuel oil(1)

0.233 384.747 381.889 393.782 2.3 3.1 0.0 -0.2 3.1

Motor fuel

5.460 306.348 288.108 316.580 3.3 9.9 -1.6 -3.2 9.0

Gasoline (all types)

5.273 305.076 286.417 315.243 3.3 10.1 -1.9 -3.0 9.1

Energy services(2)

3.787 187.962 189.444 189.679 0.9 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.5

Electricity(2)

2.881 193.183 194.525 194.739 0.8 0.1 0.2 1.1 0.3

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.906 169.753 171.597 171.888 1.3 0.2 0.7 -1.7 1.2

All items less food and energy

76.093 227.865 231.612 232.432 2.0 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.530 146.628 146.492 147.093 0.3 0.4 -0.1 0.2 0.0

Apparel

3.526 123.312 124.687 126.303 2.4 1.3 0.1 0.8 -0.1

New vehicles

3.195 144.326 145.871 145.925 1.1 0.0 0.2 0.1 -0.3

Used cars and trucks

1.839 147.011 145.260 146.718 -0.2 1.0 -0.3 0.2 0.8

Medical care commodities

1.716 331.867 334.046 334.405 0.8 0.1 -0.3 0.1 -0.4

Alcoholic beverages

0.950 230.704 232.558 233.898 1.4 0.6 0.3 -0.1 0.4

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.807 847.880 867.646 865.607 2.1 -0.2 0.5 0.5 -0.2

Services less energy services

56.563 277.027 283.284 284.231 2.6 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Shelter

31.678 254.931 260.039 260.720 2.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

6.540 258.184 264.700 265.256 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3

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

24.016 262.812 267.995 268.448 2.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Medical care services

5.460 434.832 448.226 451.625 3.9 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.3

Physicians' services(2)

1.617 343.564 351.250 352.266 2.5 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.562 250.560 260.035 264.071 5.4 1.6 0.7 0.2 0.8

Transportation services

5.840 269.535 277.406 277.960 3.1 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.150 256.968 259.752 260.234 1.3 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.494 395.516 415.510 416.147 5.2 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.2

Airline fare

0.771 298.477 306.603 309.283 3.6 0.9 0.8 1.1 -0.3

Footnotes
(1) Not seasonally adjusted.
(2) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(3) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(4) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.

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


Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, February 2013
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jan.
2013
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Feb.
2012-
Feb.
2013
Jan.
2013-
Feb.
2013
Nov.
2012-
Dec.
2012
Dec.
2012-
Jan.
2013
Jan.
2013-
Feb.
2013

All items

100.000 2.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.7

Food

14.327 1.6 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1

Food at home

8.622 1.2 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.232 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.1 -0.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.468 -0.2 0.7 0.0 -0.5 0.7

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.053 1.6 -1.0 1.2 -0.8 -0.8

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.285 0.0 1.2 -0.7 -1.0 1.2

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.129 -1.3 0.3 0.8 0.0 0.3

Rice(1)(2)(3)

-1.4 -0.5 0.1 0.0 -0.5

Bakery products

0.764 1.0 -0.3 0.3 0.5 -0.7

Bread(2)

0.225 1.9 0.0 0.6 1.0 -0.4

White bread(1)(3)

1.1 -0.3 1.2 -0.5 -0.3

Bread other than white(1)(3)

3.2 0.5 0.7 2.2 0.5

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

0.115 0.9 -1.0 0.8 1.1 -1.2

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.185 0.9 -0.9 -0.3 1.3 -1.1

Cookies(1)(3)

0.6 -1.5 -0.9 1.2 -1.2

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

0.8 -0.3 -0.5 0.0 -0.3

Other bakery products

0.239 0.4 0.2 0.4 -0.8 -0.3

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

4.0 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.6

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

-2.5 -0.4 1.1 -1.9 -1.3

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

1.1 0.3 -2.4 0.2 0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.951 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.5

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.839 1.7 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.4

Meats

1.185 1.1 0.7 0.2 -0.1 0.9

Beef and veal(1)

0.561 3.4 0.4 0.3 -0.2 0.4

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.220 3.2 0.4 -0.1 0.1 0.4

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.082 2.7 0.5 -0.2 -0.3 0.5

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.207 3.9 0.1 0.6 -0.2 0.1

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.052 3.6 1.0 2.1 -1.0 1.0

Pork

0.362 -1.5 0.8 -0.2 0.4 0.9

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.139 -1.6 0.3 0.1 0.9 -0.3

Bacon and related products(3)

-1.7 -0.3 1.0 0.6 -0.4

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

-2.4 1.5 -1.3 0.1 0.9

Ham

0.076 1.0 0.8 0.1 -0.5 1.4

Ham, excluding canned(3)

1.0 0.8 0.2 -0.1 1.3

Pork chops

0.060 0.7 2.3 -1.6 0.8 2.1

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.087 -5.0 0.6 -0.1 -1.8 1.3

Other meats

0.262 -0.2 1.2 0.3 -0.7 1.8

Frankfurters(3)

2.4 1.7 1.2 -2.6 4.2

Lunchmeats(1)(2)(3)

-0.4 0.7 0.6 -0.8 0.7

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

-7.4 2.7 -2.0 -1.5 2.7

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

-16.6 1.9 -1.8 -1.7 1.9

Poultry

0.350 5.0 -0.2 0.7 0.7 -0.4

Chicken(2)

0.274 5.0 -0.9 0.7 1.2 -0.9

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

3.2 -1.8 -0.6 1.0 -1.8

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

6.0 -0.7 1.6 0.0 -0.7

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.076 5.1 2.1 0.1 -0.6 2.4

Fish and seafood(1)

0.305 0.5 -1.3 -0.4 0.3 -0.7

Fresh fish and seafood(1)(2)

0.156 0.1 -0.8 -1.0 1.6 -0.8

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.149 1.0 -1.8 -0.1 0.1 -1.1

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

5.0 -0.1 1.5 -0.8 -0.1

Frozen fish and seafood(1)(3)

-2.9 -4.2 -1.6 1.6 -4.2

Eggs

0.111 5.8 1.1 -1.3 -1.9 3.2

Dairy and related products(1)

0.906 0.1 -0.4 0.2 0.4 -0.4

Milk(1)(2)

0.297 1.4 -0.6 0.3 -0.5 -0.6

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

2.9 -0.2 0.6 -0.8 -0.2

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

0.5 -0.8 0.0 -0.1 -0.8

Cheese and related products(1)

0.286 -1.1 0.0 0.7 -1.1 0.2

Ice cream and related products

0.139 1.7 -0.8 -0.4 2.7 0.1

Other dairy and related products(2)

0.184 -1.4 -0.3 0.6 0.3 -1.2

Fruits and vegetables

1.306 4.5 0.0 0.3 0.3 1.4

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.001 5.9 0.0 0.6 0.2 1.8

Fresh fruits

0.519 5.5 -0.6 1.2 -1.7 1.8

Apples

0.093 11.1 0.5 1.8 -0.9 -0.6

Bananas

0.081 -0.8 -0.2 0.9 -1.1 -1.8

Citrus fruits(2)

0.105 2.6 -0.5 3.2 -2.9 -0.5

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

5.9 -0.5 3.8 0.4 -0.3

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.240 6.9 -1.2 0.6 -3.5 6.5

Fresh vegetables

0.482 6.3 0.6 0.0 2.4 1.8

Potatoes

0.076 -7.6 -0.7 0.4 -0.7 -0.3

Lettuce

0.071 24.5 7.6 -0.7 13.4 8.5

Tomatoes(1)

0.084 4.6 -4.7 5.9 -1.1 -4.7

Other fresh vegetables

0.251 7.0 0.8 0.9 0.6 0.8

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.305 0.3 0.1 -0.9 0.6 0.2

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.153 0.7 0.2 -2.1 1.3 -0.3

Canned fruits(2)(3)

3.0 0.8 -2.8 1.3 0.2

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

-0.6 0.1 -2.3 1.6 -0.5

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.096 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.3

Frozen vegetables(3)

-0.4 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 0.8

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.057 0.4 0.3 1.6 -0.3 0.2

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

-2.5 -1.5 2.8 -0.6 -1.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.948 -0.5 -0.4 0.2 -0.5 0.0

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.712 0.1 -0.4 0.0 -0.6 0.1

Carbonated drinks

0.291 -0.8 -0.4 0.3 -0.2 -0.7

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 -1.9 -1.1 0.6 1.0 -1.1

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.408 0.9 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.236 -2.2 -0.3 0.8 -0.6 0.0

Coffee

0.142 -4.1 -0.4 0.7 -1.2 0.1

Roasted coffee(3)

-5.0 -0.4 1.3 -1.7 0.2

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

-0.4 0.2 0.8 2.1 0.2

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.094 0.7 -0.2 0.5 0.7 -0.6

Other food at home

2.280 0.4 -0.3 0.2 -0.2 -0.6

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.306 -0.9 -1.3 0.5 0.7 -1.3

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.059 -3.8 -1.1 0.8 -1.4 -1.2

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.183 -0.4 -1.6 0.2 0.6 -1.6

Other sweets(2)

0.064 0.6 -0.3 0.7 -1.5 0.2

Fats and oils

0.265 -0.5 -1.0 0.0 -0.6 -1.1

Butter and margarine(2)

0.076 -0.3 0.3 -0.7 -1.1 0.7

Butter(3)

-1.8 -0.6 -0.5 -1.8 1.5

Margarine(3)

0.3 0.9 -0.1 -2.8 1.1

Salad dressing(1)(2)

0.066 -1.3 -1.0 0.7 -0.5 -1.0

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.123 -0.2 -1.8 -0.3 0.4 -2.7

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

1.4 -2.4 0.8 0.3 -2.4

Other foods

1.709 0.7 0.0 0.2 -0.3 -0.4

Soups

0.096 1.1 1.6 -1.6 1.8 -0.1

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.298 -1.3 -0.8 -0.2 -0.6 -0.8

Snacks(1)

0.325 2.6 1.6 -0.8 -0.7 1.6

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.289 -0.2 -0.3 1.0 -1.2 -0.8

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

-2.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.5 -1.1

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

-1.9 -0.2 -0.5 -0.5 -0.2

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

-0.2 -0.2 2.3 -1.5 -0.9

Other condiments(1)(3)

1.3 -0.1 0.2 4.1 -0.1

Baby food(1)(2)

0.073 1.5 -0.3 1.4 -0.4 -0.3

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.629 1.0 -0.6 0.4 -0.1 -0.6

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

4.0 1.1 -1.0 0.3 1.1

Food away from home(1)

5.705 2.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.707 2.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.290 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.263 3.5 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

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

3.7 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

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

0.083 2.7 0.4 0.0 0.5 0.4

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.362 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

Energy

9.580 2.3 5.8 -0.8 -1.7 5.4

Energy commodities

5.793 3.1 9.4 -1.5 -3.0 8.6

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.334 -1.3 2.4 0.2 0.7 2.4

Fuel oil(1)

0.233 2.3 3.1 0.0 -0.2 3.1

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

0.101 -8.8 0.6 -0.6 0.9 0.8

Motor fuel

5.460 3.3 9.9 -1.6 -3.2 9.0

Gasoline (all types)

5.273 3.3 10.1 -1.9 -3.0 9.1

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

3.2 10.2 -1.6 -3.4 9.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

3.9 10.1 -1.7 -3.0 9.1

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

3.8 9.3 -2.2 -2.3 8.3

Other motor fuels(2)

0.187 3.6 4.7 -0.5 -0.5 3.7

Energy services(8)

3.787 0.9 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.5

Electricity(8)

2.881 0.8 0.1 0.2 1.1 0.3

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.906 1.3 0.2 0.7 -1.7 1.2

All items less food and energy

76.093 2.0 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.530 0.3 0.4 -0.1 0.2 0.0

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.305 -0.9 0.2 -0.3 0.2 0.2

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

0.267 -3.8 -0.7 -1.3 0.6 -0.7

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.038 -3.1 -0.7 -0.9 0.7 -0.7

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.076 1.4 1.4 -0.3 -0.4 1.4

Other linens(1)(2)

0.153 -6.5 -1.8 -1.9 1.0 -1.8

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.707 0.0 0.4 -0.4 -0.6 0.4

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.229 -1.1 0.3 -0.9 -1.0 0.3

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

0.336 0.3 0.8 -0.4 -0.2 0.8

Other furniture(2)

0.135 0.9 -0.3 0.0 -1.1 -1.3

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

Appliances(2)

0.287 -1.0 -0.3 0.1 0.4 -0.9

Major appliances(2)

0.165 -0.5 -0.4 0.2 0.0 -0.8

Laundry equipment(3)

0.4 -0.4 0.1 -1.2 -1.4

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.118 -1.7 -0.1 -0.5 1.6 -0.1

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.484 -2.7 0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.7

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.252 -5.0 -0.7 -0.8 0.9 -0.7

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.101 -0.2 1.9 -0.3 -0.5 0.5

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.048 -2.1 0.0 -0.3 4.3 0.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.084 1.1 0.3 -0.1 0.8 -0.2

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.676 -0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.3

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.171 0.6 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.8

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.359 -0.5 0.1 -0.3 0.3 -0.1

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.884 -0.3 0.3 0.0 -0.3 0.3

Household cleaning products(1)(2)

0.357 -0.9 0.4 0.1 -0.6 0.4

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.243 1.3 0.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.2

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.284 -0.9 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.2

Apparel

3.526 2.4 1.3 0.1 0.8 -0.1

Men's and boys' apparel

0.864 2.8 0.0 0.3 1.0 -0.6

Men's apparel

0.687 2.5 -0.1 -0.1 1.9 -0.6

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.123 5.4 4.1 -1.9 4.6 3.8

Men's furnishings

0.185 6.4 1.6 0.7 0.6 0.8

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.212 -0.3 -3.2 0.2 1.4 -2.0

Men's pants and shorts

0.160 -0.5 -1.3 -0.5 2.7 -4.4

Boys' apparel

0.177 4.1 0.6 1.4 -2.6 -0.7

Women's and girls' apparel

1.457 2.0 2.5 -0.3 1.3 -0.1

Women's apparel

1.203 2.9 4.2 -0.4 0.9 1.3

Women's outerwear

0.089 4.3 -0.5 -2.8 0.8 2.3

Women's dresses

0.152 -0.4 5.6 1.0 2.5 -1.3

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.556 4.6 7.7 -0.6 -0.4 3.8

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

0.390 1.3 -0.1 -0.2 1.3 -0.5

Girls' apparel

0.254 -2.5 -5.4 0.5 3.7 -6.8

Footwear

0.689 5.1 0.9 0.3 0.3 0.4

Men's footwear(1)

0.215 5.7 1.4 -1.7 0.7 1.4

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.151 4.7 1.2 0.6 -0.5 1.2

Women's footwear

0.323 4.8 0.4 0.9 0.4 -0.6

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.196 0.6 0.8 0.3 -0.6 0.5

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.320 -0.9 0.3 0.7 -0.3 -0.1

Watches(1)(6)

0.090 4.4 1.1 2.9 0.2 1.1

Jewelry(6)

0.230 -2.8 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.4

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.532 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.1

New vehicles

3.195 1.1 0.0 0.2 0.1 -0.3

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

1.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 -0.3

New cars(3)

1.0 0.0 0.2 0.4 -0.3

New trucks(3)(11)

1.3 0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.839 -0.2 1.0 -0.3 0.2 0.8

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.431 -0.4 -0.2 0.2 -0.6 -0.2

Tires(1)

0.290 -1.7 -0.3 0.2 -0.8 -0.3

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.140 2.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1

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

2.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

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

2.7 0.0 -0.3 -0.4 0.0

Medical care commodities

1.716 0.8 0.1 -0.3 0.1 -0.4

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.637 0.7 0.1 -0.5 0.4 0.1

Prescription drugs

1.326 0.8 0.3 -0.5 0.0 -0.3

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.311 0.7 -0.6 -0.1 -0.3 -0.6

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.079 1.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

Recreation commodities(9)

2.263 -2.0 0.2 -0.6 0.3 0.1

Video and audio products(9)

0.392 -8.6 -0.4 -1.0 0.3 -0.6

Televisions

0.143 -17.2 -1.5 -1.3 -0.3 -2.2

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.024 -12.1 0.1 -2.5 -0.1 0.1

Audio equipment(1)

0.070 -4.2 0.5 -1.3 1.3 0.5

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

0.044 -2.4 -1.5 -0.3 0.5 -1.5

Pets and pet products(1)

0.687 1.1 0.5 -0.7 0.1 0.5

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

2.6 0.5 -0.4 0.0 0.5

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

-2.0 0.2 -2.0 0.1 0.2

Sporting goods(1)

0.458 0.0 0.1 -0.3 -0.2 0.1

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.244 1.2 -0.1 0.2 0.1 -0.1

Sports equipment

0.204 -1.3 0.3 -0.1 -1.1 0.0

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.049 -5.7 3.5 -1.7 -2.0 3.2

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

-1.4

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

-6.4 3.4 -1.5 -1.9 3.2

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.229 4.1 0.0 0.6 1.6 0.0

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.129 8.1 -0.3 0.9 2.7 -0.3

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.096 -0.8 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.5

Other recreational goods(2)

0.449 -4.9 0.0 -1.1 0.9 0.0

Toys(1)

0.330 -6.4 0.0 -1.7 1.7 0.0

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

-3.6 0.5 -0.5 0.6 -0.6

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(1)(2)

0.060 -0.1 -0.1 1.6 -3.0 -0.1

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.039 1.5 0.0 -0.7 0.5 0.0

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.584 -2.8 0.1 -0.4 0.0 -0.1

Educational books and supplies

0.213 6.8 -0.2 0.1 0.7 0.0

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

7.8 0.1 -0.3 1.4 0.1

Information technology commodities(9)

0.370 -7.6 0.2 -0.7 -0.5 -0.1

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.241 -8.9 0.1 -1.1 -0.7 -0.5

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.045 -5.9 0.3 0.1 -0.9 0.3

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

0.084 -4.4 0.7 -0.1 0.5 0.7

Alcoholic beverages

0.950 1.4 0.6 0.3 -0.1 0.4

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.570 0.8 0.7 0.3 -0.1 0.2

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.273 1.0 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.1

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.072 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.2

Whiskey at home(3)

0.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1

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

0.6 0.7 -0.4 1.0 0.7

Wine at home

0.226 0.7 0.9 0.6 -0.4 0.4

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.380 2.3 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.4

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

2.4 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

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

3.2 1.0 0.2 0.1 1.0

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

2.3 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.4

Other goods(9)

1.654 0.9 -0.1 -0.1 0.2 -0.1

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.807 2.1 -0.2 0.5 0.5 -0.2

Cigarettes(1)(2)

0.747 2.1 -0.3 0.6 0.6 -0.3

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.054 1.8 0.5 -0.4 0.3 0.5

Personal care products(1)

0.642 0.1 0.1 -0.7 -0.4 0.1

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

0.335 -0.3 0.0 -0.8 -0.5 0.0

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

0.300 0.6 0.3 -0.6 -0.2 0.3

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.205 -1.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.3 -0.4

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

-0.4 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1

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

-3.7 0.2 -1.1 -0.6 0.2

Services less energy services

56.563 2.6 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Shelter

31.678 2.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2

Rent of shelter(13)

31.325 2.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.2

Rent of primary residence(8)

6.540 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3

Lodging away from home(2)

0.768 1.1 3.2 -0.3 1.2 0.3

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

0.159 4.2 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.2

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.609 0.4 4.1 -0.5 1.4 0.3

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

24.016 2.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

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

22.599 2.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.353 4.9 1.1 1.0 0.1 1.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.206 5.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.913 6.2 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.3

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.293 2.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Household operations(1)(2)

0.730 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.251 1.4 -0.1 0.2 0.3 -0.1

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.0

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

0.089 -0.7 -0.2 0.6 -0.6 -0.2

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.079 5.4 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.0

Medical care services

5.460 3.9 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.3

Professional services

3.015 2.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1

Physicians' services(8)

1.617 2.5 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0

Dental services(8)

0.771 3.2 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.3

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.249 0.6 0.4 -0.1 0.4 0.4

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.377 1.4 0.4 0.0 0.5 0.1

Hospital and related services

1.786 5.0 1.4 0.6 0.2 0.7

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.562 5.4 1.6 0.7 0.2 0.8

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

5.3 1.8 0.6 0.4 1.0

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

5.4 1.3 0.7 -0.1 0.7

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

0.138 3.0 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.0

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

0.086 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.659 7.7 0.8 0.0 0.5 0.8

Transportation services

5.840 3.1 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.1

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.376 -2.9 0.1 1.0 -0.5 0.6

Car and truck rental(2)

0.070 7.1 -0.1 2.1 5.0 -0.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.150 1.3 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.2

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.057 2.2 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.461 1.9 0.1 -0.1 0.3 0.1

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.596 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.494 5.2 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.2

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.563 1.3 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1

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

0.325 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0

Parking and other fees(1)(2)

0.215 2.9 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3

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

3.4 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.2

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

2.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Public transportation

1.186 3.3 0.4 0.7 0.8 -0.4

Airline fare

0.771 3.6 0.9 0.8 1.1 -0.3

Other intercity transportation

0.149 1.8 -1.4 1.1 1.0 -1.1

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

Intercity train fare(3)(4)

3.0 -6.3 5.2 0.9 -5.0

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

-1.4 -0.2 -0.1 0.5 -0.2

Intracity transportation(1)

0.263 3.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

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

2.5 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

Recreation services(9)

3.729 2.7 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.3

Video and audio services(9)

1.508 3.1 1.2 0.0 0.5 0.5

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.400 3.4 1.1 0.1 0.5 0.4

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

0.108 -0.7 1.5 -1.2 0.4 1.5

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

-2.1 1.8 -1.5 0.1 1.8

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

-1.3 0.7 -0.4 0.0 0.7

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.411 2.5 0.3 0.3 -0.1 0.0

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

1.8 -0.1 0.2 0.1 -0.1

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

2.5 0.3 0.3 0.0 -0.1

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.058 0.6 -0.3 -0.5 0.1 -0.3

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

0.3 -0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.2

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

0.9 0.3 -1.0 0.1 0.3

Other recreation services(2)

1.751 2.6 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

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

0.568 2.4 1.1 -0.3 0.3 1.1

Admissions(1)

0.641 2.4 -0.6 0.5 0.1 -0.6

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

2.3 -0.6 0.4 0.1 -0.6

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

3.8 -0.5 1.3 0.2 -0.5

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.234 3.6 0.7 -0.1 0.1 0.7

Education and communication services(9)

6.203 2.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.4

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.072 3.9 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.3

College tuition and fees

1.735 4.6 -0.1 0.4 0.8 0.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.388 3.4 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.784 2.8 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.1

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.060 3.0 0.0 0.2 1.2 0.1

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.150 6.2 4.8 0.1 0.0 4.5

Postage(1)

0.139 6.4 5.2 0.1 -0.2 4.9

Delivery services(1)(2)

0.011 3.4 -0.3 -0.4 2.5 -0.3

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.394 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.440 -1.2 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.3

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.953 2.4 0.4 0.0 1.0 0.4

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

0.573 0.7 1.3 0.3 0.4 1.3

Other personal services(9)

1.719 2.7 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.5

Personal care services(1)

0.633 1.9 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.1

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

0.633 1.9 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.1

Miscellaneous personal services

1.086 3.1 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.6

Legal services(6)

0.296 3.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 1.2

Funeral expenses(6)

0.160 2.4 0.3 0.1 0.6 0.2

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.242 2.3 -0.3 0.2 0.7 -0.3

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

0.030 2.8 0.2 0.0 1.4 0.2

Financial services(1)(6)

0.213 5.1 1.7 -0.8 -0.2 1.7

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

2.0 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.0

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

3.8 1.2 -1.2 -0.2 1.2

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

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


Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes, February 2013
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Jan.
2013
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Feb.
2012
Jan.
2013
Feb.
2013
Feb.
2012-
Feb.
2013
Jan.
2013-
Feb.
2013
Nov.
2012-
Dec.
2012
Dec.
2012-
Jan.
2013
Jan.
2013-
Feb.
2013

All items less food

85.673 226.927 229.344 231.543 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.8

All items less shelter

68.322 219.580 221.246 223.629 1.8 1.1 0.0 -0.1 0.9

All items less food and shelter

53.995 215.995 217.124 220.093 1.9 1.4 -0.1 -0.1 1.1

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.415 213.123 216.086 216.992 1.8 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.1

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

42.576 217.090 220.356 221.225 1.9 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.1

All items less medical care

92.824 218.737 221.028 222.876 1.9 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.7

All items less energy

90.420 227.925 231.679 232.363 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2

Commodities

39.650 186.279 185.613 188.539 1.2 1.6 -0.2 -0.3 1.3

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.691 147.311 147.344 147.858 0.4 0.3 -0.1 0.2 -0.1

Commodities less food

25.323 163.994 161.594 165.599 1.0 2.5 -0.5 -0.6 2.0

Commodities less food and beverages

24.373 161.451 158.949 163.006 1.0 2.6 -0.5 -0.6 2.1

Services

60.350 268.819 274.639 275.521 2.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.025 293.406 300.332 301.520 2.8 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4

Services less medical care services

54.890 256.123 261.438 262.164 2.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Durables

8.752 112.780 111.805 112.097 -0.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0

Nondurables

30.898 222.634 222.160 226.490 1.7 1.9 -0.2 -0.4 1.6

Nondurables less food

16.571 212.459 208.685 216.300 1.8 3.6 -0.6 -0.7 2.9

Nondurables less food and beverages

15.621 211.182 207.108 215.053 1.8 3.8 -0.6 -0.7 3.1

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.096 270.682 263.151 275.194 1.7 4.6 -0.9 -1.3 4.0

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.046 265.898 259.172 270.277 1.6 4.3 -0.8 -1.2 3.7

Housing

41.039 221.117 224.790 225.382 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2

Education and communication(2)

6.786 133.199 135.225 135.517 1.7 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.3

Education(2)

3.286 213.039 221.822 221.742 4.1 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.3

Communication(2)

3.500 83.446 82.774 83.149 -0.4 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.4

Information and information processing(2)

3.350 79.928 79.208 79.414 -0.6 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.2

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

0.957 8.873 8.555 8.632 -2.7 0.9 -0.1 0.1 0.8

Recreation(2)

5.992 114.333 114.816 115.350 0.9 0.5 -0.2 0.3 0.3

Video and audio(2)

1.900 99.371 98.993 99.824 0.5 0.8 -0.2 0.5 0.2

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.097 161.251 163.153 163.835 1.6 0.4 -0.3 0.1 0.3

Photography(2)

0.108 79.287 76.258 77.341 -2.5 1.4 -1.1 -0.9 1.3

Food and beverages

15.277 232.453 236.183 236.230 1.6 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1

Domestically produced farm food

7.289 237.911 241.509 241.505 1.5 0.0 0.3 -0.1 0.2

Other services

11.650 319.510 325.993 327.276 2.4 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.4

Apparel less footwear

2.837 117.821 118.291 119.947 1.8 1.4 0.0 0.9 -0.2

Fuels and utilities

5.326 217.189 220.228 220.992 1.8 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.6

Household energy

4.121 188.393 189.190 189.768 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.6

Medical care

7.176 410.466 420.687 423.221 3.1 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.2

Transportation

16.832 214.429 212.299 219.491 2.4 3.4 -0.4 -0.9 3.0

Private transportation

15.645 210.013 207.331 214.823 2.3 3.6 -0.5 -1.0 3.3

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.548 99.889 99.984 100.345 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.1

Utilities and public transportation

9.972 205.398 208.635 209.289 1.9 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4

Household furnishings and operations

4.034 126.180 125.400 125.601 -0.5 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

Other goods and services

3.373 391.236 397.543 398.291 1.8 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1

Personal care

2.565 210.330 213.249 213.934 1.7 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.3

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

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


Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, February 2013
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Feb. 2013 from: Percent change to Jan. 2013 from:
Feb.
2012
Dec.
2012
Jan.
2013
Jan.
2012
Nov.
2012
Dec.
2012

U.S. city average

M

2.0 1.1 0.8 1.6 0.0 0.3

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

2.0 0.9 0.6 1.8 0.1 0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.2 0.9 0.6 2.0 0.1 0.4

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

M

1.4 0.8 0.6 1.3 0.1 0.2

Midwest urban

M

2.2 1.2 1.1 1.3 -0.1 0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.2 1.2 1.1 1.3 -0.1 0.2

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

M

2.2 0.9 1.0 1.4 -0.3 -0.1

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

2.2 1.6 1.0 1.7 0.4 0.6

South urban

M

1.8 1.2 0.9 1.6 0.2 0.4

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.9 1.3 0.9 1.6 0.2 0.3

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

M

1.9 1.2 0.9 1.5 0.2 0.4

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.6 1.1 0.6 1.4 0.4 0.4

West urban

M

2.0 1.1 0.8 1.7 -0.2 0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.2 1.3 0.8 1.9 -0.1 0.5

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

M

1.5 0.9 0.9 1.0 -0.3 0.1

Size classes

A(4)

M

2.1 1.2 0.8 1.7 0.0 0.3

B/C(3)

M

1.8 1.1 0.8 1.4 0.0 0.2

D

M

1.9 1.0 0.7 1.6 0.1 0.3

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

2.3 1.3 1.1 1.2 -0.1 0.2

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

2.2 1.6 0.7 2.0 0.1 0.8

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

M

2.4 1.1 0.6 2.2 0.2 0.5

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

1

1.7 0.0

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

1.5 0.2

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

2.1 0.4

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

1

1.8 0.1

Atlanta, GA

2

2.1 1.9

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

1.9 1.1

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

0.7 1.6

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

1.9 1.5

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

2

1.8 0.7

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

2.4 1.3

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

1.8 0.8

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

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


Table 5. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) and the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, all items index, February 2013
[Percent changes]
Month Year Unadjusted 1-month percent change Unadjusted 12-month percent change
C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U

December 2000

2.6 3.4

December 2001

1.3 1.6

December 2002

2.0 2.4

December 2003

1.7 1.9

December 2004

3.2 3.3

December 2005

2.9 3.4

December 2006

2.3 2.5

December 2007

3.7 4.1

December 2008

0.2 0.1

December 2009

2.5 2.7

December 2010

1.3 1.5

January 2011

0.5 0.5 1.4 1.6

February 2011

0.5 0.5 1.9 2.1

March 2011

1.0 1.0 2.5 2.7

April 2011

0.7 0.6 3.1 3.2

May 2011

0.4 0.5 3.4 3.6

June 2011

-0.1 -0.1 3.4 3.6

July 2011

0.1 0.1 3.5 3.6

August 2011

0.3 0.3 3.7 3.8

September 2011

0.2 0.2 3.8 3.9

October 2011

-0.2 -0.2 3.5 3.5

November 2011

-0.1 -0.1 3.4 3.4

December 2011

-0.3 -0.2 2.9 3.0

January 2012

0.4 0.4 2.8 2.9

February 2012

0.4 0.4 2.7 2.9

March 2012

0.6 0.8 2.4 2.7

April 2012

0.3 0.3 1.9 2.3

May 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.5 1.7

June 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.5 1.7

July 2012

-0.2 -0.2 1.3 1.4

August 2012

0.4 0.6 1.4 1.7

September 2012

0.4 0.4 1.6 2.0

October 2012

0.0 0.0 1.8 2.2

November 2012

-0.4 -0.5 1.5 1.8

December 2012

-0.2 -0.3 1.6 1.7

January 2013

0.3 0.3 1.5 1.6

February 2013

0.7 0.8 1.8 2.0

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

NOTE: Indexes for 2013 are intial estimates. Indexes for 2012 are interim adjustments. Data prior to 2012 are final.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, February 2013, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jan.
2013
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jan. 2013-
Feb. 2013
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Jan. 2013-
Feb. 2013(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.7 0.04 L-Jun. 2009 0.8

Food

14.327 0.1 0.014 0.08 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

Food at home

8.622 0.1 0.009 0.12 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.232 -0.2 -0.003 0.30 S-Jun. 2012 -0.4

Cereals and cereal products

0.468 0.7 0.003 0.45 L-Nov. 2011 0.7

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.053 -0.8 0.000 0.73 - -

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.285 1.2 0.003 0.65 L-Nov. 2012 1.2

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.129 0.3 0.000 0.60 L-Dec. 2012 0.8

Rice(4)(5)(6)

-0.5 0.65 S-Oct. 2012 -0.6

Bakery products

0.764 -0.7 -0.005 0.40 S-Aug. 1999 -0.8

Bread(5)

0.225 -0.4 -0.001 0.78 S-Jun. 2012 -0.7

White bread(4)(6)

-0.3 1.36 L-Dec. 2012 1.2

Bread other than white(4)(6)

0.5 1.25 S-Nov. 2012 -1.3

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

0.115 -1.2 -0.001 0.76 S-Aug. 2009 -2.2

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.185 -1.1 -0.002 0.76 S-Feb. 2011 -1.9

Cookies(4)(6)

-1.2 1.09 S-May 2011 -1.6

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

-0.3 0.99 S-Dec. 2012 -0.5

Other bakery products

0.239 -0.3 -0.001 0.76 L-Dec. 2012 0.4

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

0.6 1.27 - -

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

-1.3 1.47 L-Dec. 2012 1.1

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

0.4 0.98 L-Nov. 2012 2.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.951 0.5 0.010 0.23 L-Oct. 2012 0.6

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.839 0.4 0.007 0.24 L-Oct. 2012 0.5

Meats

1.185 0.9 0.010 0.29 L-May 2011 1.0

Beef and veal(4)

0.561 0.4 0.002 0.39 L-Oct. 2012 0.5

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.220 0.4 0.001 0.54 L-Jun. 2012 1.1

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.082 0.5 0.000 0.96 L-Oct. 2012 2.4

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.207 0.1 0.000 0.66 L-Dec. 2012 0.6

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.052 1.0 0.001 1.06 L-Dec. 2012 2.1

Pork

0.362 0.9 0.003 0.50 L-Aug. 2012 1.4

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.139 -0.3 0.000 0.70 S-Oct. 2012 -0.6

Bacon and related products(6)

-0.4 1.16 S-Sep. 2012 -1.1

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

0.9 1.15 L-Aug. 2012 1.4

Ham

0.076 1.4 0.001 1.02 L-Mar. 2012 2.2

Ham, excluding canned(6)

1.3 1.19 L-Aug. 2012 1.4

Pork chops

0.060 2.1 0.001 0.98 L-Feb. 2011 3.2

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.087 1.3 0.001 1.11 L-Oct. 2012 3.7

Other meats

0.262 1.8 0.005 0.62 L-Apr. 2011 2.3

Frankfurters(6)

4.2 1.74 L-Jul. 2011 6.1

Lunchmeats(4)(5)(6)

0.7 0.57 L-Oct. 2012 0.8

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

2.7 0.95 L-Oct. 2012 5.0

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

1.9 1.30 L-Oct. 2012 4.3

Poultry

0.350 -0.4 -0.001 0.67 S-May 2012 -0.9

Chicken(5)

0.274 -0.9 -0.002 0.81 S-May 2012 -1.3

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

-1.8 1.36 S-Aug. 2012 -2.1

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

-0.7 0.90 S-Sep. 2012 -0.9

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.076 2.4 0.002 0.86 L-Jan. 2011 2.8

Fish and seafood(4)

0.305 -0.7 -0.002 0.53 S-May 2012 -0.8

Fresh fish and seafood(4)(5)

0.156 -0.8 -0.001 0.82 S-Dec. 2012 -1.0

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.149 -1.1 -0.002 0.64 S-May 2012 -1.1

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

-0.1 1.02 L-Dec. 2012 1.5

Frozen fish and seafood(4)(6)

-4.2 0.92 S-Mar. 2003 -4.6

Eggs

0.111 3.2 0.003 0.81 L-Aug. 2012 4.0

Dairy and related products(4)

0.906 -0.4 -0.003 0.29 S-Jul. 2012 -0.5

Milk(4)(5)

0.297 -0.6 -0.002 0.36 S-Jun. 2012 -0.6

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

-0.2 0.59 L-Dec. 2012 0.6

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

-0.8 0.45 S-Apr. 2012 -1.0

Cheese and related products(4)

0.286 0.2 0.001 0.59 L-Dec. 2012 0.7

Ice cream and related products

0.139 0.1 0.000 0.89 S-Dec. 2012 -0.4

Other dairy and related products(5)

0.184 -1.2 -0.002 0.62 S-Jun. 2010 -1.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.306 1.4 0.018 0.33 L-Jul. 2011 1.5

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.001 1.8 0.017 0.40 L-Mar. 2011 1.9

Fresh fruits

0.519 1.8 0.009 0.63 L-Jul. 2011 3.8

Apples

0.093 -0.6 -0.001 1.15 L-Dec. 2012 1.8

Bananas

0.081 -1.8 -0.001 0.71 S-Nov. 2009 -6.3

Citrus fruits(5)

0.105 -0.5 -0.001 1.30 L-Dec. 2012 3.2

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

-0.3 1.92 S-Sep. 2012 -1.8

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.240 6.5 0.014 1.12 L-Jul. 2011 8.4

Fresh vegetables

0.482 1.8 0.008 0.60 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Potatoes

0.076 -0.3 0.000 1.25 L-Dec. 2012 0.4

Lettuce

0.071 8.5 0.006 1.57 S-Dec. 2012 -0.7

Tomatoes(4)

0.084 -4.7 -0.004 1.57 S-Aug. 2012 -4.8

Other fresh vegetables

0.251 0.8 0.002 0.88 L-Dec. 2012 0.9

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.305 0.2 0.001 0.47 S-Dec. 2012 -0.9

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.153 -0.3 0.000 0.67 S-Dec. 2012 -2.1

Canned fruits(5)(6)

0.2 0.99 S-Dec. 2012 -2.8

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

-0.5 0.97 S-Dec. 2012 -2.3

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.096 0.3 0.000 0.92 L-Nov. 2012 0.4

Frozen vegetables(6)

0.8 0.90 L-Jun. 2012 0.8

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.057 0.2 0.000 0.60 L-Dec. 2012 1.6

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

-1.5 0.70 S-Nov. 2012 -2.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.948 0.0 0.000 0.37 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.712 0.1 0.000 0.45 L-Nov. 2012 0.5

Carbonated drinks

0.291 -0.7 -0.002 0.70 S-Oct. 2012 -1.0

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 -1.1 0.000 0.54 S-Aug. 2012 -1.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.408 -0.4 -0.001 0.65 S-Aug. 2012 -0.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.236 0.0 0.000 0.46 L-Dec. 2012 0.8

Coffee

0.142 0.1 0.000 0.64 L-Dec. 2012 0.7

Roasted coffee(6)

0.2 0.79 L-Dec. 2012 1.3

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

0.2 0.68 S-Nov. 2012 -1.6

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.094 -0.6 -0.001 0.59 S-Nov. 2012 -0.7

Other food at home

2.280 -0.6 -0.014 0.24 S-May 2005 -0.7

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.306 -1.3 -0.004 0.55 S-Nov. 2011 -1.7

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.059 -1.2 -0.001 0.51 L-Dec. 2012 0.8

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.183 -1.6 -0.003 0.83 S-Nov. 2011 -1.9

Other sweets(5)

0.064 0.2 0.000 0.61 L-Dec. 2012 0.7

Fats and oils

0.265 -1.1 -0.003 0.46 S-Apr. 2009 -1.3

Butter and margarine(5)

0.076 0.7 0.001 0.77 L-Nov. 2012 2.0

Butter(6)

1.5 1.32 L-Nov. 2012 4.0

Margarine(6)

1.1 1.11 L-Sep. 2012 1.7

Salad dressing(4)(5)

0.066 -1.0 -0.001 0.78 S-Jun. 2012 -1.6

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.123 -2.7 -0.003 0.78 S-EVER -

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

-2.4 0.85 S-Aug. 2010 -3.0

Other foods

1.709 -0.4 -0.007 0.30 S-Nov. 2009 -0.4

Soups

0.096 -0.1 0.000 1.13 S-Dec. 2012 -1.6

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.298 -0.8 -0.002 0.67 S-Aug. 2012 -0.8

Snacks(4)

0.325 1.6 0.005 0.71 L-Aug. 2011 2.0

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.289 -0.8 -0.002 0.71 L-Dec. 2012 1.0

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

-1.1 0.92 S-Apr. 2011 -1.3

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

-0.2 0.57 L-Oct. 2012 1.0

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

-0.9 1.21 L-Dec. 2012 2.3

Other condiments(4)(6)

-0.1 0.62 S-Nov. 2012 -1.5

Baby food(4)(5)

0.073 -0.3 0.000 0.47 L-Dec. 2012 1.4

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.629 -0.6 -0.004 0.48 S-Jan. 2012 -0.6

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

1.1 0.73 L-Jul. 2012 1.2

Food away from home(4)

5.705 0.1 0.005 0.05 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.707 0.2 0.005 0.07 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.290 0.0 -0.001 0.07 - -

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.263 0.3 0.001 0.14 - -

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

0.1 0.07 - -

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

0.083 0.4 0.000 0.26 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.362 0.0 0.000 0.12 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Energy

9.580 5.4 0.534 0.12 L-Jun. 2009 9.6

Energy commodities

5.793 8.6 0.515 0.14 L-Jun. 2009 19.3

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.334 2.4 0.008 0.34 L-Sep. 2012 2.7

Fuel oil(4)

0.233 3.1 0.007 0.44 L-Sep. 2012 4.1

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

0.101 0.8 0.001 0.46 S-Dec. 2012 -0.6

Motor fuel

5.460 9.0 0.507 0.14 L-Jun. 2009 20.4

Gasoline (all types)

5.273 9.1 0.498 0.15 L-Jun. 2009 20.6

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

9.3 0.53 L-Jun. 2009 21.1

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

9.1 0.51 L-Jun. 2009 19.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

8.3 0.55 L-Jun. 2009 19.0

Other motor fuels(5)

0.187 3.7 0.007 0.16 L-Sep. 2012 5.7

Energy services(11)

3.787 0.5 0.019 0.18 L-Nov. 2012 0.6

Electricity(11)

2.881 0.3 0.008 0.21 S-Dec. 2012 0.2

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.906 1.2 0.010 0.26 L-Nov. 2012 1.5

All items less food and energy

76.093 0.2 0.132 0.04 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.530 0.0 -0.004 0.10 S-Dec. 2012 -0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.305 0.2 0.005 0.14 - -

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

0.267 -0.7 -0.002 0.42 S-Dec. 2012 -1.3

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.038 -0.7 0.000 0.41 S-Dec. 2012 -0.9

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.076 1.4 0.001 0.64 L-Jan. 2011 3.4

Other linens(4)(5)

0.153 -1.8 -0.003 0.70 S-Dec. 2012 -1.9

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.707 0.4 0.003 0.34 L-Jul. 2012 0.4

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.229 0.3 0.001 0.43 L-Sep. 2012 0.5

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

0.336 0.8 0.003 0.48 L-May 2012 0.8

Other furniture(5)

0.135 -1.3 -0.002 0.82 S-Jul. 2011 -4.5

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

Appliances(5)

0.287 -0.9 -0.003 0.36 S-Nov. 2011 -1.2

Major appliances(5)

0.165 -0.8 -0.001 0.49 S-Aug. 2012 -1.1

Laundry equipment(6)

-1.4 0.68 S-Nov. 2011 -1.9

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.118 -0.1 0.000 0.47 S-Dec. 2012 -0.5

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.484 -0.7 -0.004 0.53 S-Sep. 2012 -0.8

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.252 -0.7 -0.002 0.84 S-Dec. 2012 -0.8

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.101 0.5 0.000 0.69 L-Nov. 2012 0.6

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.048 0.0 0.000 1.15 S-Dec. 2012 -0.3

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.084 -0.2 0.000 0.64 S-Sep. 2012 -1.1

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.676 0.3 0.002 0.26 L-Nov. 2012 0.5

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.171 0.8 0.001 0.45 L-Feb. 2012 0.8

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.359 -0.1 -0.001 0.33 S-Dec. 2012 -0.3

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.884 0.3 0.002 0.22 L-Jun. 2012 0.5

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.357 0.4 0.001 0.38 L-Oct. 2012 0.5

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.243 0.2 0.000 0.41 L-Nov. 2012 0.4

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.284 0.2 0.001 0.41 L-Jun. 2012 0.5

Apparel

3.526 -0.1 -0.003 0.50 S-Nov. 2012 -0.5

Men's and boys' apparel

0.864 -0.6 -0.005 0.75 S-Feb. 2012 -0.6

Men's apparel

0.687 -0.6 -0.004 0.91 S-Oct. 2012 -0.6

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.123 3.8 0.005 1.84 S-Dec. 2012 -1.9

Men's furnishings

0.185 0.8 0.001 0.96 L-Nov. 2012 1.0

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.212 -2.0 -0.004 1.76 S-Sep. 2012 -2.9

Men's pants and shorts

0.160 -4.4 -0.007 1.62 S-EVER -

Boys' apparel

0.177 -0.7 -0.001 1.53 L-Dec. 2012 1.4

Women's and girls' apparel

1.457 -0.1 -0.001 0.84 S-Dec. 2012 -0.3

Women's apparel

1.203 1.3 0.016 0.93 L-Aug. 2011 2.2

Women's outerwear

0.089 2.3 0.002 3.65 L-Oct. 2012 8.1

Women's dresses

0.152 -1.3 -0.002 3.44 S-Nov. 2012 -1.8

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.556 3.8 0.022 1.04 L-EVER -

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

0.390 -0.5 -0.002 1.07 S-May 2012 -0.5

Girls' apparel

0.254 -6.8 -0.017 1.95 S-EVER -

Footwear

0.689 0.4 0.003 0.76 L-Oct. 2012 0.6

Men's footwear(4)

0.215 1.4 0.003 1.10 L-Oct. 2012 2.3

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.151 1.2 0.002 1.28 L-Jul. 2012 1.6

Women's footwear

0.323 -0.6 -0.002 1.01 S-Jun. 2011 -0.8

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.196 0.5 0.001 0.86 L-Jun. 2012 0.5

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.320 -0.1 0.000 0.94 L-Dec. 2012 0.7

Watches(4)(9)

0.090 1.1 0.001 1.17 L-Dec. 2012 2.9

Jewelry(9)

0.230 -0.4 -0.001 1.03 S-Nov. 2012 -0.8

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.532 0.1 0.003 0.06 - -

New vehicles

3.195 -0.3 -0.011 0.10 S-Jan. 2010 -0.4

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

-0.3 0.11 S-Jan. 2010 -0.4

New cars(6)

-0.3 0.10 S-Jan. 2010 -0.3

New trucks(14)(6)

-0.2 0.13 S-Jan. 2010 -0.3

Used cars and trucks

1.839 0.8 0.015 0.01 L-May 2012 1.0

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.431 -0.2 -0.001 0.20 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

Tires(4)

0.290 -0.3 -0.001 0.23 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.140 0.1 0.000 0.31 L-Dec. 2012 0.1

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

0.0 0.31 - -

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

0.0 0.58 L-Nov. 2012 3.9

Medical care commodities

1.716 -0.4 -0.006 0.17 S-May 2008 -0.6

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.637 0.1 0.002 0.18 S-Dec. 2012 -0.5

Prescription drugs

1.326 -0.3 -0.005 0.18 S-Dec. 2012 -0.5

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.311 -0.6 -0.002 0.47 S-May 2011 -0.6

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.079 0.0 0.000 0.43 - -

Recreation commodities(12)

2.263 0.1 0.003 0.17 S-Dec. 2012 -0.6

Video and audio products(12)

0.392 -0.6 -0.002 0.30 S-Dec. 2012 -1.0

Televisions

0.143 -2.2 -0.003 0.61 S-Jun. 2012 -2.8

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.024 0.1 0.000 0.80 L-Jul. 2012 0.1

Audio equipment(4)

0.070 0.5 0.000 0.49 S-Dec. 2012 -1.3

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

0.044 -1.5 -0.001 0.41 S-Oct. 2011 -1.6

Pets and pet products(4)

0.687 0.5 0.003 0.39 L-Jun. 2012 0.5

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

0.5 0.44 L-Oct. 2012 0.5

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

0.2 0.64 L-Nov. 2012 0.8

Sporting goods(4)

0.458 0.1 0.000 0.30 L-Oct. 2012 0.1

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.244 -0.1 0.000 0.30 S-Aug. 2012 -0.4

Sports equipment

0.204 0.0 0.000 0.46 L-Nov. 2012 0.1

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.049 3.2 0.002 0.62 L-EVER -

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

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

3.2 0.80 L-EVER -

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.229 0.0 0.000 0.35 S-Oct. 2012 -0.3

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.129 -0.3 0.000 0.52 S-Aug. 2012 -0.3

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.096 0.5 0.000 0.39 L-Feb. 2011 0.9

Other recreational goods(5)

0.449 0.0 0.000 0.44 S-Dec. 2012 -1.1

Toys(4)

0.330 0.0 0.000 0.53 S-Dec. 2012 -1.7

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

-0.6 0.63 S-Sep. 2012 -1.1

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

0.060 -0.1 0.000 0.91 L-Dec. 2012 1.6

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.039 0.0 0.000 0.40 S-Dec. 2012 -0.7

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.584 -0.1 -0.001 0.30 S-Dec. 2012 -0.4

Educational books and supplies

0.213 0.0 0.000 0.33 S-Aug. 2011 -0.1

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

0.1 0.40 S-Dec. 2012 -0.3

Information technology commodities(12)

0.370 -0.1 -0.001 0.36 L-Jun. 2012 0.1

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.241 -0.5 -0.001 0.48 L-Jun. 2012 1.1

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.045 0.3 0.000 0.75 L-Nov. 2012 1.6

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

0.084 0.7 0.001 0.50 L-Oct. 2010 1.5

Alcoholic beverages

0.950 0.4 0.004 0.17 L-Jan. 2012 0.6

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.570 0.2 0.001 0.24 L-Dec. 2012 0.3

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.273 0.1 0.000 0.25 - -

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.072 0.2 0.000 0.35 L-Dec. 2012 0.4

Whiskey at home(6)

0.1 0.56 S-Oct. 2012 -0.1

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

0.7 0.41 S-Dec. 2012 -0.4

Wine at home

0.226 0.4 0.001 0.40 L-Dec. 2012 0.6

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.380 0.4 0.002 0.27 L-Jun. 2012 0.6

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

0.2 0.17 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

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

1.0 0.33 L-Jun. 2012 1.5

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

0.4 0.31 L-Nov. 2012 0.4

Other goods(12)

1.654 -0.1 -0.002 0.16 S-Dec. 2012 -0.1

Tobacco and smoking products(4)

0.807 -0.2 -0.002 0.15 S-May 2012 -0.2

Cigarettes(4)(5)

0.747 -0.3 -0.002 0.16 S-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.054 0.5 0.000 0.32 L-Nov. 2012 0.6

Personal care products(4)

0.642 0.1 0.001 0.33 L-Aug. 2012 0.4

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

0.335 0.0 0.000 0.52 L-Sep. 2012 0.5

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

0.300 0.3 0.001 0.43 L-Aug. 2012 1.0

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.205 -0.4 -0.001 0.41 S-Sep. 2012 -0.9

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

-0.1 0.40 L-Dec. 2012 -0.1

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

0.2 0.56 L-Nov. 2012 1.4

Services less energy services

56.563 0.2 0.136 0.04 S-Dec. 2012 0.2

Shelter

31.678 0.2 0.068 0.05 - -

Rent of shelter(16)

31.325 0.2 0.062 0.05 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

Rent of primary residence(11)

6.540 0.3 0.016 0.05 L-Oct. 2012 0.4

Lodging away from home(5)

0.768 0.3 0.002 1.00 S-Dec. 2012 -0.3

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

0.159 0.2 0.000 0.05 S-Aug. 2012 0.2

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.609 0.3 0.002 1.24 S-Dec. 2012 -0.5

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

24.016 0.2 0.046 0.04 - -

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

22.599 0.2 0.043 0.04 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.353 1.1 0.004 0.26 L-Dec. 2009 1.3

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.206 0.3 0.003 0.16 S-Sep. 2012 0.2

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.913 0.3 0.003 0.18 S-Sep. 2012 0.2

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.293 0.2 0.000 0.21 - -

Household operations(4)(5)

0.730 0.2 0.001 0.14 - -

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.251 -0.1 0.000 0.13 S-Jul. 2012 -0.3

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

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

0.089 -0.2 0.000 0.78 L-Dec. 2012 0.6

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.079 0.0 0.000 0.25 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Medical care services

5.460 0.3 0.017 0.07 L-Dec. 2012 0.3

Professional services

3.015 0.1 0.004 0.08 S-Nov. 2012 0.1

Physicians' services(11)

1.617 0.0 0.000 0.13 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Dental services(11)

0.771 0.3 0.002 0.09 S-Nov. 2012 0.2

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.249 0.4 0.001 0.21 - -

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.377 0.1 0.000 0.08 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Hospital and related services

1.786 0.7 0.012 0.14 L-Jun. 2012 0.8

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.562 0.8 0.012 0.16 L-Jun. 2012 0.9

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

1.0 0.21 L-Jun. 2012 1.3

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

0.7 0.33 L-Dec. 2012 0.7

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

0.138 0.0 0.000 0.08 S-Apr. 2011 0.0

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

0.086 0.0 0.000 0.08 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.659 0.8 0.005 0.08 L-Jul. 2012 0.9

Transportation services

5.840 0.1 0.004 0.11 S-Aug. 2012 0.0

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.376 0.6 0.002 0.51 L-Dec. 2012 1.0

Car and truck rental(5)

0.070 -0.7 0.000 1.28 S-Oct. 2012 -1.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.150 0.2 0.002 0.11 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.057 0.2 0.000 0.14 L-Dec. 2012 0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.461 0.1 0.000 0.14 S-Dec. 2012 -0.1

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.596 0.2 0.001 0.16 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Motor vehicle insurance

2.494 0.2 0.004 0.18 S-Nov. 2012 0.1

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.563 0.1 0.001 0.06 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

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

0.325 0.0 0.000 0.01 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Parking and other fees(4)(5)

0.215 0.3 0.001 0.10 S-Dec. 2012 0.3

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

0.2 0.15 S-Nov. 2012 0.0

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

0.2 0.20 S-Dec. 2012 0.2

Public transportation

1.186 -0.4 -0.005 0.32 S-Aug. 2012 -0.9

Airline fare

0.771 -0.3 -0.003 0.45 S-Aug. 2012 -1.4

Other intercity transportation

0.149 -1.1 -0.002 0.80 S-Apr. 2011 -1.1

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

Intercity train fare(7)(6)

-5.0 1.49 S-Sep. 2009 -5.4

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

-0.2 0.59 S-Nov. 2012 -0.3

Intracity transportation(4)

0.263 0.1 0.000 0.11 - -

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

0.1 0.06 - -

Recreation services(12)

3.729 0.3 0.012 0.22 - -

Video and audio services(12)

1.508 0.5 0.007 0.17 - -

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.400 0.4 0.005 0.17 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

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

0.108 1.5 0.002 0.75 L-Oct. 2011 2.6

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

1.8 0.85 L-Apr. 2012 1.8

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

0.7 0.33 L-Jan. 2012 1.7

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.411 0.0 0.000 0.13 L-Dec. 2012 0.3

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

-0.1 0.19 S-Sep. 2012 -0.2

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

-0.1 0.15 S-Aug. 2012 -0.1

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.058 -0.3 0.000 0.32 S-Dec. 2012 -0.5

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

-0.2 0.13 S-Oct. 2012 -0.2

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

0.3 0.40 L-Oct. 2012 1.0

Other recreation services(5)

1.751 0.3 0.005 0.43 L-Jun. 2012 1.1

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

0.568 1.1 0.006 0.46 L-Dec. 2011 2.4

Admissions(4)

0.641 -0.6 -0.004 0.76 S-Aug. 2012 -0.6

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

-0.6 0.59 S-Nov. 2012 -0.6

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

-0.5 0.77 S-Sep. 2012 -0.7

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.234 0.7 0.002 0.26 L-Nov. 2012 1.2

Education and communication services(12)

6.203 0.4 0.023 0.06 - -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.072 0.3 0.008 0.08 S-Dec. 2012 0.3

College tuition and fees

1.735 0.4 0.007 0.13 S-Dec. 2012 0.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.388 0.3 0.001 0.06 - -

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.784 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-Aug. 2012 0.1

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.060 0.1 0.000 0.16 S-Aug. 2012 -0.1

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.150 4.5 0.007 0.02 L-Jan. 2006 5.0

Postage(4)

0.139 4.9 0.007 0.00 L-EVER -

Delivery services(4)(5)

0.011 -0.3 0.000 0.24 S-Dec. 2012 -0.4

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.394 0.0 0.000 0.05 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.440 -0.3 -0.004 0.04 S-Aug. 2012 -0.7

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.953 0.4 0.004 0.09 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

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

0.573 1.3 0.008 0.26 L-Feb. 2010 1.9

Other personal services(12)

1.719 0.5 0.008 0.13 L-EVER -

Personal care services(4)

0.633 0.1 0.001 0.09 S-Nov. 2012 0.1

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

0.633 0.1 0.001 0.09 S-Nov. 2012 0.1

Miscellaneous personal services

1.086 0.6 0.007 0.18 L-Oct. 2009 0.7

Legal services(9)

0.296 1.2 0.004 0.11 L-Oct. 2009 1.6

Funeral expenses(9)

0.160 0.2 0.000 0.14 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.242 -0.3 -0.001 0.10 S-Mar. 2007 -0.6

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

0.030 0.2 0.000 0.11 S-Dec. 2012 0.0

Financial services(4)(9)

0.213 1.7 0.004 0.69 L-Apr. 2011 1.9

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

0.0 0.69 S-Nov. 2012 0.0

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

1.2 0.57 L-Apr. 2012 1.9

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.673 0.8 0.666 0.04 L-Jun. 2009 1.0

All items less shelter

68.322 0.9 0.611 0.05 L-Jun. 2009 1.3

All items less food and shelter

53.995 1.1 0.598 0.05 L-Jun. 2009 1.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.415 0.1 0.064 0.06 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

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

42.576 0.1 0.049 0.06 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

All items less medical care

92.824 0.7 0.669 0.04 L-Jun. 2009 0.9

All items less energy

90.420 0.2 0.146 0.04 - -

Commodities

39.650 1.3 0.527 0.06 L-Jun. 2009 2.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.691 -0.1 -0.019 0.11 S-Dec. 2012 -0.1

Commodities less food

25.323 2.0 0.513 0.08 L-Jun. 2009 3.2

Commodities less food and beverages

24.373 2.1 0.509 0.09 L-Jun. 2009 3.3

Services

60.350 0.3 0.155 0.04 - -

Services less rent of shelter(16)

29.025 0.4 0.108 0.06 L-Feb. 2011 0.4

Services less medical care services

54.890 0.2 0.121 0.05 S-Dec. 2012 0.2

Durables

8.752 0.0 0.002 0.07 - -

Nondurables

30.898 1.6 0.503 0.08 L-Jun. 2009 2.8

Nondurables less food

16.571 2.9 0.492 0.12 L-Jun. 2009 5.5

Nondurables less food and beverages

15.621 3.1 0.487 0.13 L-Jun. 2009 5.9

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.096 4.0 0.492 0.08 L-Jun. 2009 8.0

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.046 3.7 0.495 0.08 L-Jun. 2009 7.3

Housing

41.039 0.2 0.098 0.05 - -

Education and communication(5)

6.786 0.3 0.022 0.06 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

Education(5)

3.286 0.3 0.008 0.08 S-Dec. 2012 0.3

Communication(5)

3.500 0.4 0.014 0.08 L-Jul. 2008 0.5

Information and information processing(5)

3.350 0.2 0.007 0.08 - -

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

0.957 0.8 0.007 0.22 L-EVER -

Recreation(5)

5.992 0.3 0.015 0.15 - -

Video and audio(5)

1.900 0.2 0.005 0.16 S-Dec. 2012 -0.2

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.097 0.3 0.003 0.24 L-Nov. 2012 0.4

Photography(5)

0.108 1.3 0.001 0.35 L-EVER -

Food and beverages

15.277 0.1 0.018 0.07 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

Domestically produced farm food

7.289 0.2 0.011 0.14 L-Dec. 2012 0.3

Other services

11.650 0.4 0.043 0.09 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.837 -0.2 -0.006 0.59 S-Nov. 2012 -0.7

Fuels and utilities

5.326 0.6 0.030 0.18 L-Nov. 2012 0.6

Household energy

4.121 0.6 0.027 0.16 L-Nov. 2012 0.6

Medical care

7.176 0.2 0.011 0.08 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

Transportation

16.832 3.0 0.514 0.07 L-Jun. 2009 5.0

Private transportation

15.645 3.3 0.519 0.06 L-Jun. 2009 5.3

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.548 0.1 0.006 0.08 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

Utilities and public transportation

9.972 0.4 0.039 0.12 L-Nov. 2012 0.4

Household furnishings and operations

4.034 0.0 0.000 0.12 L-Nov. 2012 0.3

Other goods and services

3.373 0.1 0.005 0.11 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

Personal care

2.565 0.3 0.007 0.13 L-Aug. 2012 0.4

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

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


Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, February 2013, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jan.
2013
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Feb. 2012-
Feb. 2013
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Feb. 2012-
Feb. 2013(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 2.0 0.08 L-Oct. 2012 2.2

Food

14.327 1.6 0.234 0.14 - -

Food at home

8.622 1.2 0.106 0.18 L-Dec. 2012 1.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.232 0.6 0.007 0.42 S-Dec. 2010 -0.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.468 -0.2 -0.001 0.60 L-Oct. 2012 0.0

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.053 1.6 0.001 1.21 S-Nov. 2012 1.1

Breakfast cereal

0.285 0.0 0.000 0.83 L-Nov. 2012 0.6

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.129 -1.3 -0.002 1.09 L-Sep. 2012 0.6

Rice(4)(5)

-1.4 1.31 L-Dec. 2012 0.0

Bakery products

0.764 1.0 0.008 0.56 S-Dec. 2010 0.1

Bread(4)

0.225 1.9 0.004 1.06 S-Dec. 2012 1.5

White bread(5)

1.1 1.51 S-Oct. 2012 1.1

Bread other than white(5)

3.2 1.42 S-Dec. 2012 -0.2

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.115 0.9 0.001 1.04 S-Nov. 2012 0.4

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.185 0.9 0.002 1.40 S-Jul. 2011 0.9

Cookies(5)

0.6 1.33 S-Aug. 2011 -1.3

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

0.8 2.04 S-Feb. 2011 -0.4

Other bakery products

0.239 0.4 0.001 0.99 S-Apr. 2011 0.0

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

4.0 1.52 - -

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

-2.5 1.68 S-Dec. 2010 -2.8

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

1.1 1.47 L-Nov. 2012 3.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.951 1.9 0.038 0.32 L-Nov. 2012 2.1

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.839 1.7 0.031 0.34 L-Nov. 2012 2.1

Meats

1.185 1.1 0.013 0.42 L-Nov. 2012 1.3

Beef and veal

0.561 3.4 0.019 0.66 L-Dec. 2012 4.6

Uncooked ground beef

0.220 3.2 0.007 0.97 S-May 2010 1.2

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.082 2.7 0.002 1.43 S-Mar. 2010 0.6

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.207 3.9 0.008 1.04 L-Dec. 2012 4.1

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.052 3.6 0.002 1.39 L-Dec. 2012 4.2

Pork

0.362 -1.5 -0.006 0.75 L-Aug. 2012 -0.2

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.139 -1.6 -0.002 1.21 S-Dec. 2012 -2.4

Bacon and related products(5)

-1.7 2.88 S-Dec. 2012 -1.8

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

-2.4 1.86 S-Dec. 2012 -4.1

Ham

0.076 1.0 0.001 1.67 L-Aug. 2012 1.1

Ham, excluding canned(5)

1.0 2.00 L-Aug. 2012 1.2

Pork chops

0.060 0.7 0.000 1.30 L-Jul. 2012 1.4

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.087 -5.0 -0.005 1.68 L-Oct. 2012 -4.9

Other meats

0.262 -0.2 0.000 0.91 L-Sep. 2012 -0.1

Frankfurters(5)

2.4 2.71 L-Jun. 2012 5.6

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

-0.4 0.73 L-Aug. 2012 -0.3

Lamb and organ meats(5)

-7.4 2.47 L-Nov. 2012 -5.7

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

-16.6 4.15 S-EVER -

Poultry

0.350 5.0 0.017 0.92 S-Sep. 2012 4.8

Chicken(4)

0.274 5.0 0.013 1.10 S-Sep. 2012 4.5

Fresh whole chicken(5)

3.2 2.04 S-Oct. 2012 2.7

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

6.0 1.09 S-Nov. 2012 5.6

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.076 5.1 0.004 1.32 L-Nov. 2012 5.1

Fish and seafood

0.305 0.5 0.002 0.89 L-Nov. 2012 1.1

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.156 0.1 0.000 1.25 L-Oct. 2012 0.8

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.149 1.0 0.001 1.06 S-Jan. 2011 0.8

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

5.0 1.58 L-Dec. 2012 6.9

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

-2.9 2.02 S-Feb. 2007 -3.3

Eggs

0.111 5.8 0.006 1.05 L-Jan. 2012 9.5

Dairy and related products

0.906 0.1 0.001 0.49 L-Dec. 2012 0.5

Milk(4)

0.297 1.4 0.004 0.61 L-Dec. 2012 1.9

Fresh whole milk(5)

2.9 0.73 L-Dec. 2012 2.9

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

0.5 0.74 L-Dec. 2012 1.0

Cheese and related products

0.286 -1.1 -0.003 0.88 L-Dec. 2012 0.1

Ice cream and related products

0.139 1.7 0.002 1.33 L-Jul. 2012 2.5

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.184 -1.4 -0.003 1.07 S-Jun. 2010 -1.8

Fruits and vegetables

1.306 4.5 0.057 0.52 L-Nov. 2011 4.7

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.001 5.9 0.056 0.63 L-Sep. 2011 7.6

Fresh fruits

0.519 5.5 0.027 0.97 L-Dec. 2012 5.5

Apples

0.093 11.1 0.009 2.09 S-Nov. 2012 9.9

Bananas

0.081 -0.8 -0.001 1.06 - -

Citrus fruits(4)

0.105 2.6 0.003 2.07 S-Nov. 2012 -2.1

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

5.9 2.20 L-Sep. 2011 7.4

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.240 6.9 0.016 1.62 L-Aug. 2011 11.9

Fresh vegetables

0.482 6.3 0.029 0.82 L-Sep. 2011 6.5

Potatoes

0.076 -7.6 -0.006 1.65 S-Nov. 2012 -8.7

Lettuce

0.071 24.5 0.015 1.83 L-Mar. 2011 27.3

Tomatoes

0.084 4.6 0.004 1.96 L-Dec. 2012 4.8

Other fresh vegetables

0.251 7.0 0.017 1.23 L-May 2010 7.1

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.305 0.3 0.001 0.66 S-Dec. 2012 0.1

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.153 0.7 0.001 0.92 S-Dec. 2012 0.5

Canned fruits(4)(5)

3.0 1.28 S-Dec. 2012 1.6

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

-0.6 1.36 S-Sep. 2012 -0.6

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.096 -0.4 0.000 1.31 S-Dec. 2012 -1.4

Frozen vegetables(5)

-0.4 1.60 - -

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.057 0.4 0.000 1.61 S-Nov. 2012 0.0

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

-2.5 2.36 S-Apr. 2011 -3.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.948 -0.5 -0.004 0.53 - -

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.712 0.1 0.001 0.65 S-Oct. 2012 0.1

Carbonated drinks

0.291 -0.8 -0.002 0.90 S-Feb. 2011 -0.8

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 -1.9 0.000 1.80 S-Apr. 2010 -2.7

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.408 0.9 0.004 0.86 L-Dec. 2012 1.2

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.236 -2.2 -0.005 0.89 L-Oct. 2012 -1.8

Coffee

0.142 -4.1 -0.006 1.08 L-Oct. 2012 -3.9

Roasted coffee(5)

-5.0 1.14 L-Dec. 2012 -4.5

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

-0.4 1.50 L-Nov. 2012 -0.1

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.094 0.7 0.001 1.37 S-Dec. 2012 -0.1

Other food at home

2.280 0.4 0.009 0.42 S-Jan. 2011 0.2

Sugar and sweets

0.306 -0.9 -0.003 0.91 S-Apr. 1982 -2.8

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.059 -3.8 -0.002 0.99 S-Jun. 1982 -4.1

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.183 -0.4 -0.001 1.49 S-Aug. 2005 -0.5

Other sweets(4)

0.064 0.6 0.000 1.13 S-Aug. 2010 0.3

Fats and oils

0.265 -0.5 -0.001 1.02 S-Jun. 2010 -0.9

Butter and margarine(4)

0.076 -0.3 0.000 1.12 L-Nov. 2012 0.2

Butter(5)

-1.8 1.95 L-Nov. 2012 -0.9

Margarine(5)

0.3 1.55 L-Dec. 2012 1.6

Salad dressing(4)

0.066 -1.3 -0.001 1.14 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.123 -0.2 0.000 1.99 S-Dec. 2010 -3.0

Peanut butter(4)(5)

1.4 2.58 S-Jun. 2011 1.0

Other foods

1.709 0.7 0.013 0.50 S-Feb. 2011 0.1

Soups

0.096 1.1 0.001 1.37 S-Dec. 2012 0.4

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.298 -1.3 -0.004 1.12 S-Jan. 2011 -1.5

Snacks

0.325 2.6 0.008 1.03 L-Dec. 2012 3.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.289 -0.2 -0.001 0.90 S-Dec. 2010 -1.0

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

-2.2 1.65 S-Dec. 2006 -3.7

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

-1.9 1.61 L-Dec. 2012 6.5

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

-0.2 1.39 S-May 2012 -0.4

Other condiments(5)

1.3 1.75 S-Nov. 2012 0.4

Baby food(4)

0.073 1.5 0.001 0.86 S-Nov. 2012 1.4

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.629 1.0 0.006 1.04 S-Mar. 2011 0.3

Prepared salads(6)(5)

4.0 1.41 L-Nov. 2012 4.1

Food away from home

5.705 2.3 0.128 0.18 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.707 2.3 0.061 0.23 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.290 2.2 0.050 0.25 S-May 2011 2.1

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.263 3.5 0.009 0.60 - -

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

3.7 0.76 L-Aug. 2011 6.1

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.083 2.7 0.002 0.84 L-Nov. 2012 2.9

Other food away from home(4)

0.362 1.6 0.006 0.61 L-Dec. 2012 2.3

Energy

9.580 2.3 0.226 0.17 L-Oct. 2012 4.0

Energy commodities

5.793 3.1 0.192 0.15 L-Oct. 2012 8.6

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.334 -1.3 -0.004 0.64 L-Oct. 2012 -0.3

Fuel oil

0.233 2.3 0.006 0.61 L-Dec. 2012 3.6

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.101 -8.8 -0.010 1.17 L-Jun. 2012 -7.2

Motor fuel

5.460 3.3 0.196 0.16 L-Oct. 2012 9.2

Gasoline (all types)

5.273 3.3 0.189 0.16 L-Oct. 2012 9.1

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

3.2 0.72 L-Oct. 2012 9.1

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

3.9 0.64 L-Oct. 2012 8.9

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

3.8 0.63 L-Oct. 2012 9.5

Other motor fuels(4)

0.187 3.6 0.007 0.23 L-Oct. 2012 7.3

Energy services(10)

3.787 0.9 0.035 0.31 L-Nov. 2011 1.7

Electricity(10)

2.881 0.8 0.023 0.41 L-Feb. 2012 1.9

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.906 1.3 0.011 0.49 L-Oct. 2010 1.9

All items less food and energy

76.093 2.0 1.518 0.11 L-Oct. 2012 2.0

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.530 0.3 0.063 0.24 S-Dec. 2012 0.3

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.305 -0.9 -0.031 0.36 S-May 2011 -1.0

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.267 -3.8 -0.011 1.19 S-Dec. 2012 -3.9

Floor coverings(4)

0.038 -3.1 -0.001 1.34 S-Dec. 2012 -3.8

Window coverings(4)

0.076 1.4 0.001 2.26 L-Nov. 2012 1.4

Other linens(4)

0.153 -6.5 -0.011 1.60 S-Oct. 2012 -6.5

Furniture and bedding

0.707 0.0 0.000 0.96 L-Nov. 2012 1.0

Bedroom furniture

0.229 -1.1 -0.003 1.45 L-Nov. 2012 -0.5

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

0.336 0.3 0.001 1.09 L-Nov. 2012 0.8

Other furniture(4)

0.135 0.9 0.001 3.19 S-Jun. 2012 -4.9

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

Appliances(4)

0.287 -1.0 -0.003 0.80 S-Jun. 2011 -1.3

Major appliances(4)

0.165 -0.5 -0.001 1.11 S-Jul. 2011 -1.5

Laundry equipment(5)

0.4 1.59 S-Aug. 2011 -0.4

Other appliances(4)

0.118 -1.7 -0.002 1.03 S-Oct. 2012 -2.0

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.484 -2.7 -0.014 1.01 S-Nov. 2012 -2.7

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.252 -5.0 -0.013 1.85 S-Oct. 2012 -5.0

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.101 -0.2 0.000 1.43 L-Nov. 2012 0.7

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.048 -2.1 -0.001 2.69 S-Dec. 2012 -3.5

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.084 1.1 0.001 1.38 L-Nov. 2011 1.4

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.676 -0.1 -0.001 0.56 S-Oct. 2012 -0.2

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.171 0.6 0.001 0.79 - -

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.359 -0.5 -0.002 0.86 S-Oct. 2012 -0.7

Housekeeping supplies

0.884 -0.3 -0.002 0.49 S-Jun. 2010 -0.4

Household cleaning products(4)

0.357 -0.9 -0.003 0.83 L-Dec. 2012 -0.8

Household paper products(4)

0.243 1.3 0.003 0.90 S-Aug. 2011 1.1

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.284 -0.9 -0.003 0.93 S-Feb. 2011 -1.1

Apparel

3.526 2.4 0.086 1.24 L-Oct. 2012 3.0

Men's and boys' apparel

0.864 2.8 0.024 1.51 - -

Men's apparel

0.687 2.5 0.017 1.80 L-Sep. 2012 3.4

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.123 5.4 0.007 3.64 L-Feb. 2012 5.5

Men's furnishings

0.185 6.4 0.011 2.22 L-May 2012 7.7

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.212 -0.3 -0.001 3.78 S-Dec. 2012 -1.0

Men's pants and shorts

0.160 -0.5 -0.001 5.37 S-Oct. 2010 -2.4

Boys' apparel

0.177 4.1 0.007 3.27 S-Nov. 2012 3.6

Women's and girls' apparel

1.457 2.0 0.029 2.35 L-Oct. 2012 3.4

Women's apparel

1.203 2.9 0.036 2.33 L-Jun. 2012 4.1

Women's outerwear

0.089 4.3 0.004 9.60 L-Nov. 2012 6.4

Women's dresses

0.152 -0.4 -0.001 9.85 S-Aug. 2012 -3.8

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.556 4.6 0.027 2.68 L-May 2012 5.9

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

0.390 1.3 0.005 2.45 L-Sep. 2012 1.5

Girls' apparel

0.254 -2.5 -0.006 5.90 S-Mar. 2011 -4.0

Footwear

0.689 5.1 0.034 1.50 L-Apr. 1989 5.4

Men's footwear

0.215 5.7 0.012 2.16 L-Nov. 2012 6.3

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.151 4.7 0.007 3.03 L-Aug. 2011 7.8

Women's footwear

0.323 4.8 0.015 2.49 S-Nov. 2012 4.0

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.196 0.6 0.001 1.97 L-Dec. 2012 1.4

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.320 -0.9 -0.003 2.79 L-Dec. 2012 -0.9

Watches(8)

0.090 4.4 0.004 2.80 L-Dec. 2012 4.6

Jewelry(8)

0.230 -2.8 -0.007 3.25 L-Nov. 2012 -2.0

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.532 0.5 0.030 0.19 - -

New vehicles

3.195 1.1 0.035 0.29 S-Oct. 2012 1.0

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

1.1 0.25 S-Oct. 2012 1.0

New cars(5)

1.0 0.27 S-Nov. 2012 0.8

New trucks(13)(5)

1.3 0.34 S-Jan. 2011 1.3

Used cars and trucks

1.839 -0.2 -0.004 0.22 L-Jul. 2012 1.1

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.431 -0.4 -0.002 0.43 S-Jan. 2000 -0.4

Tires

0.290 -1.7 -0.005 0.57 S-Mar. 2004 -1.7

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.140 2.4 0.003 0.61 L-Nov. 2012 2.5

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

2.5 0.61 S-Dec. 2012 2.5

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

2.7 1.00 L-Dec. 2012 2.8

Medical care commodities

1.716 0.8 0.013 0.45 S-Jun. 2007 0.8

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.637 0.7 0.012 0.47 S-EVER -

Prescription drugs

1.326 0.8 0.010 0.57 S-Sep. 2007 0.7

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.311 0.7 0.002 0.88 S-Dec. 2012 0.7

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.079 1.2 0.001 0.91 S-Nov. 2012 1.2

Recreation commodities(11)

2.263 -2.0 -0.047 0.46 S-Dec. 2012 -2.0

Video and audio products(11)

0.392 -8.6 -0.037 0.74 - -

Televisions

0.143 -17.2 -0.030 1.38 S-Dec. 2012 -17.5

Other video equipment(4)

0.024 -12.1 -0.003 1.68 S-Nov. 2012 -12.3

Audio equipment

0.070 -4.2 -0.003 1.40 L-Jul. 2011 -4.2

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.044 -2.4 -0.001 1.25 S-Sep. 2012 -3.5

Pets and pet products

0.687 1.1 0.007 0.81 L-Nov. 2012 1.5

Pet food(4)(5)

2.6 0.82 L-Dec. 2012 2.9

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

-2.0 1.73 S-Dec. 2012 -2.4

Sporting goods

0.458 0.0 0.000 0.94 S-Aug. 2012 0.0

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.244 1.2 0.003 0.72 S-Aug. 2012 0.7

Sports equipment

0.204 -1.3 -0.003 1.82 S-Jul. 2012 -1.3

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.049 -5.7 -0.003 1.70 L-Nov. 2012 -5.6

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

-6.4 1.97 L-Sep. 2012 -4.1

Recreational reading materials

0.229 4.1 0.009 1.08 L-Aug. 2009 4.2

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.129 8.1 0.010 1.21 L-Jul. 2009 8.4

Recreational books(4)

0.096 -0.8 -0.001 1.85 L-Sep. 2012 -0.8

Other recreational goods(4)

0.449 -4.9 -0.024 1.15 S-Aug. 2010 -5.2

Toys

0.330 -6.4 -0.023 1.40 S-Sep. 2010 -6.8

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

-3.6 1.67 S-Apr. 2011 -5.0

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.060 -0.1 0.000 1.95 S-Nov. 2010 -0.3

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.039 1.5 0.001 1.65 L-Nov. 2012 1.5

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.584 -2.8 -0.017 0.75 S-Dec. 2012 -2.8

Educational books and supplies

0.213 6.8 0.014 1.00 S-Jul. 2012 6.3

College textbooks(14)(5)

7.8 0.94 S-Oct. 2012 7.8

Information technology commodities(11)

0.370 -7.6 -0.031 1.11 - -

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.241 -8.9 -0.024 1.47 S-Nov. 2012 -9.5

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.045 -5.9 -0.003 1.80 L-Nov. 2012 -5.8

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

0.084 -4.4 -0.004 1.82 L-Mar. 2012 -4.4

Alcoholic beverages

0.950 1.4 0.013 0.32 L-Dec. 2012 1.9

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.570 0.8 0.005 0.40 L-Dec. 2012 1.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.273 1.0 0.003 0.55 S-Oct. 2012 0.9

Distilled spirits at home

0.072 0.3 0.000 0.69 L-Mar. 2012 0.3

Whiskey at home(5)

0.7 1.29 L-Jul. 2012 1.7

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

0.6 0.97 L-Nov. 2011 0.6

Wine at home

0.226 0.7 0.002 0.70 L-Dec. 2012 0.8

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.380 2.3 0.009 0.56 S-Jan. 2011 2.1

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

2.4 0.44 - -

Wine away from home(4)(5)

3.2 1.03 L-Dec. 2012 3.2

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

2.3 1.04 S-Apr. 2011 1.8

Other goods(11)

1.654 0.9 0.015 0.38 L-Dec. 2012 0.9

Tobacco and smoking products

0.807 2.1 0.017 0.49 L-Aug. 2012 2.4

Cigarettes(4)

0.747 2.1 0.016 0.54 L-Aug. 2012 2.4

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.054 1.8 0.001 0.96 L-Nov. 2012 1.8

Personal care products

0.642 0.1 0.001 0.66 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

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

0.335 -0.3 -0.001 0.95 - -

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.300 0.6 0.002 0.89 L-Oct. 2012 1.0

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.205 -1.1 -0.002 1.24 S-May 2012 -1.3

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

-0.4 1.46 L-Dec. 2012 0.0

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

-3.7 1.31 L-Dec. 2012 -3.7

Services less energy services

56.563 2.6 1.455 0.10 L-Dec. 2008 2.7

Shelter

31.678 2.3 0.713 0.14 L-Oct. 2012 2.3

Rent of shelter(15)

31.325 2.2 0.697 0.14 - -

Rent of primary residence(10)

6.540 2.7 0.177 0.18 - -

Lodging away from home(4)

0.768 1.1 0.009 1.35 S-Dec. 2012 0.7

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

0.159 4.2 0.006 0.27 S-Dec. 2012 4.2

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.609 0.4 0.002 1.67 S-Dec. 2012 -0.2

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

24.016 2.1 0.511 0.15 - -

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

22.599 2.1 0.481 0.15 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.353 4.9 0.017 0.78 L-Oct. 2003 5.5

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.206 5.4 0.063 0.73 S-May 2012 5.2

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.913 6.2 0.054 0.92 S-Mar. 2012 5.6

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.293 2.9 0.008 0.71 S-Dec. 2012 2.9

Household operations(4)

0.730 1.6 0.012 0.40 S-Jan. 2012 1.6

Domestic services(4)

0.251 1.4 0.004 0.56 S-May 2012 1.2

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.089 -0.7 -0.001 1.94 S-Sep. 2011 -2.3

Repair of household items(4)

0.079 5.4 0.004 0.78 L-Mar. 2012 6.2

Medical care services

5.460 3.9 0.207 0.27 L-Oct. 2012 3.9

Professional services

3.015 2.4 0.072 0.31 L-May 2011 2.4

Physicians' services(10)

1.617 2.5 0.041 0.56 L-Sep. 2012 2.9

Dental services(10)

0.771 3.2 0.025 0.30 L-Dec. 2009 3.2

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.249 0.6 0.001 0.60 L-Aug. 2012 0.6

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.377 1.4 0.005 0.37 L-Jul. 2011 1.7

Hospital and related services

1.786 5.0 0.087 0.39 L-Jul. 2012 5.3

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.562 5.4 0.082 0.45 L-Jul. 2012 5.7

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

5.3 0.63 L-Jul. 2012 6.2

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

5.4 0.88 L-Dec. 2012 5.5

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

0.138 3.0 0.004 0.40 S-Dec. 2011 2.9

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.086 0.9 0.001 0.54 - -

Health insurance(7)

0.659 7.7 0.048 0.33 S-Dec. 2011 6.1

Transportation services

5.840 3.1 0.179 0.31 L-Sep. 2011 3.2

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.376 -2.9 -0.011 1.13 L-Dec. 2011 -2.9

Car and truck rental(4)

0.070 7.1 0.005 2.28 L-Nov. 2009 10.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.150 1.3 0.015 0.31 - -

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 2.2 0.001 0.37 - -

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.461 1.9 0.009 0.44 S-Dec. 2012 1.9

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.596 0.7 0.004 0.48 - -

Motor vehicle insurance

2.494 5.2 0.125 0.50 L-Nov. 2010 5.3

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.563 1.3 0.007 0.59 L-Dec. 2012 2.2

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

0.325 0.2 0.001 0.69 L-Sep. 2012 0.3

Parking and other fees(4)

0.215 2.9 0.006 0.96 L-Dec. 2012 6.4

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

3.4 2.88 S-Oct. 2011 3.2

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

2.1 0.78 L-Dec. 2012 2.3

Public transportation

1.186 3.3 0.039 0.79 S-Dec. 2012 2.4

Airline fare

0.771 3.6 0.027 1.12 S-Dec. 2012 2.1

Other intercity transportation

0.149 1.8 0.003 1.87 S-Dec. 2012 1.3

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

3.0 2.26 S-Aug. 2012 3.0

Ship fare(4)(5)

-1.4 1.86 S-Dec. 2012 -3.1

Intracity transportation

0.263 3.4 0.009 0.70 S-Jul. 2012 3.4

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

2.5 1.18 S-Jun. 2012 1.6

Recreation services(11)

3.729 2.7 0.101 0.58 L-Nov. 2012 3.2

Video and audio services(11)

1.508 3.1 0.046 0.81 L-Dec. 2012 3.1

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.400 3.4 0.047 0.80 - -

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

0.108 -0.7 -0.001 2.59 L-Aug. 2012 -0.5

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

-2.1 2.84 L-Jan. 2012 -1.3

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

-1.3 3.24 L-Dec. 2012 -0.5

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.411 2.5 0.010 0.54 L-Nov. 2012 2.9

Pet services(4)(5)

1.8 0.59 - -

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

2.5 0.84 - -

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.058 0.6 0.000 1.12 - -

Photographer fees(4)(5)

0.3 0.95 L-Nov. 2012 0.5

Film processing(4)(5)

0.9 0.88 L-Nov. 2012 1.2

Other recreation services(4)

1.751 2.6 0.044 1.05 L-Nov. 2012 3.3

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

0.568 2.4 0.013 1.53 L-Nov. 2012 3.1

Admissions

0.641 2.4 0.015 1.57 L-Dec. 2012 4.2

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

2.3 1.28 L-Dec. 2012 3.7

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

3.8 1.38 L-Dec. 2012 6.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.234 3.6 0.008 0.99 L-Nov. 2012 3.6

Education and communication services(11)

6.203 2.2 0.135 0.21 L-Jul. 2012 2.5

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.072 3.9 0.117 0.36 - -

College tuition and fees

1.735 4.6 0.076 0.57 L-Jul. 2012 5.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.388 3.4 0.013 0.38 S-Oct. 2012 3.4

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.784 2.8 0.021 0.39 - -

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.060 3.0 0.002 0.94 S-Dec. 2012 2.9

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.150 6.2 0.009 0.10 L-Jun. 2003 10.4

Postage

0.139 6.4 0.009 0.10 L-Jun. 2003 10.5

Delivery services(4)

0.011 3.4 0.000 0.52 L-Dec. 2012 5.0

Telephone services(4)

2.394 0.2 0.005 0.20 S-Aug. 2012 0.2

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.440 -1.2 -0.018 0.29 S-Aug. 2012 -1.3

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.953 2.4 0.023 0.28 L-Aug. 2012 2.4

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.573 0.7 0.004 0.78 L-Jun. 2012 1.3

Other personal services(11)

1.719 2.7 0.045 0.36 L-EVER -

Personal care services

0.633 1.9 0.012 0.44 S-Dec. 2012 1.8

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.633 1.9 0.012 0.44 S-Dec. 2012 1.8

Miscellaneous personal services

1.086 3.1 0.034 0.48 L-Jul. 2012 3.1

Legal services(8)

0.296 3.0 0.009 1.19 L-Nov. 2011 3.1

Funeral expenses(8)

0.160 2.4 0.004 0.52 S-Dec. 2012 2.2

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.242 2.3 0.005 0.36 S-Dec. 2012 2.2

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.030 2.8 0.001 0.72 L-Jun. 2012 2.9

Financial services(8)

0.213 5.1 0.011 1.67 L-Sep. 2012 6.0

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

2.0 2.38 S-Nov. 2011 1.7

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

3.8 1.66 L-Oct. 2012 4.5

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.673 2.0 1.744 0.10 L-Oct. 2012 2.2

All items less shelter

68.322 1.8 1.265 0.10 L-Oct. 2012 2.1

All items less food and shelter

53.995 1.9 1.031 0.12 L-Oct. 2012 2.2

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.415 1.8 0.804 0.14 L-Oct. 2012 1.8

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

42.576 1.9 0.808 0.15 - -

All items less medical care

92.824 1.9 1.758 0.09 L-Oct. 2012 2.1

All items less energy

90.420 1.9 1.752 0.09 - -

Commodities

39.650 1.2 0.488 0.13 L-Oct. 2012 2.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.691 0.4 0.066 0.26 S-Apr. 2011 0.4

Commodities less food

25.323 1.0 0.254 0.19 L-Oct. 2012 2.5

Commodities less food and beverages

24.373 1.0 0.241 0.19 L-Oct. 2012 2.6

Services

60.350 2.5 1.490 0.11 L-Feb. 2009 2.7

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.025 2.8 0.793 0.14 L-May 2010 2.8

Services less medical care services

54.890 2.4 1.283 0.12 L-Feb. 2009 2.7

Durables

8.752 -0.6 -0.054 0.17 S-Dec. 2012 -0.6

Nondurables

30.898 1.7 0.542 0.16 L-Oct. 2012 3.1

Nondurables less food

16.571 1.8 0.309 0.27 L-Oct. 2012 4.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

15.621 1.8 0.295 0.29 L-Oct. 2012 4.4

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.096 1.7 0.210 0.15 L-Oct. 2012 4.8

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.046 1.6 0.223 0.14 L-Oct. 2012 4.6

Housing

41.039 1.9 0.788 0.13 L-Jan. 2012 1.9

Education and communication(4)

6.786 1.7 0.118 0.20 L-Jul. 2012 2.1

Education(4)

3.286 4.1 0.130 0.34 - -

Communication(4)

3.500 -0.4 -0.013 0.22 L-Jul. 2012 -0.1

Information and information processing(4)

3.350 -0.6 -0.022 0.24 L-Jul. 2012 -0.3

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

0.957 -2.7 -0.027 0.68 L-Jun. 2012 -2.2

Recreation(4)

5.992 0.9 0.054 0.43 L-Nov. 2012 1.4

Video and audio(4)

1.900 0.5 0.009 0.68 L-Nov. 2012 0.5

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.097 1.6 0.018 0.51 L-Dec. 2012 1.6

Photography(4)

0.108 -2.5 -0.003 1.06 L-Nov. 2012 -2.0

Food and beverages

15.277 1.6 0.247 0.13 - -

Domestically produced farm food

7.289 1.5 0.110 0.21 L-Dec. 2012 1.5

Other services

11.650 2.4 0.281 0.23 L-Nov. 2012 2.4

Apparel less footwear

2.837 1.8 0.052 1.47 L-Oct. 2012 2.7

Fuels and utilities

5.326 1.8 0.093 0.35 L-Jan. 2012 1.9

Household energy

4.121 0.7 0.030 0.30 L-Jan. 2012 1.2

Medical care

7.176 3.1 0.220 0.24 - -

Transportation

16.832 2.4 0.406 0.13 L-Oct. 2012 3.8

Private transportation

15.645 2.3 0.367 0.12 L-Oct. 2012 4.1

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.548 0.5 0.026 0.21 L-Jun. 2012 0.8

Utilities and public transportation

9.972 1.9 0.188 0.22 L-Nov. 2011 1.9

Household furnishings and operations

4.034 -0.5 -0.019 0.29 S-May 2011 -0.7

Other goods and services

3.373 1.8 0.061 0.27 L-Oct. 2012 1.9

Personal care

2.565 1.7 0.044 0.33 L-Oct. 2012 1.9

Footnotes
(1) The 'effect' of an item category is a measure of that item's contribution to the All items price change. For example, if the Food index had an effect of 0.40, and the All items index rose 1.2 percent, then the increase in food prices contributed 0.40 / 1.2, or 33.3 percent, to that All items increase. Said another way, had food prices been unchanged for that year the change in the All items index would have been 1.2 percent minus 0.40, or 0.8 percent. Effects can be negative as well. For example, if the effect of food was a negative 0.1, and the All items index rose 0.5 percent, the All items index actually would have been 0.1 percent higher (or 0.6 percent) had food prices been unchanged. Since food prices fell while prices overall were rising, the contribution of food to the All items price change was negative (in this case, -0.1 / 0.5, or minus 20 percent).
(2) A statistic's margin of error is often expressed as its point estimate plus or minus two standard errors. For example, if a CPI category rose 2.6 percent, and its standard error was 0.25 percent, the margin of error on this item's 12-month percent change would be 2.6 percent, plus or minus 0.5 percent.
(3) If the current 12-month percent change is greater than the previous published 12-month percent change, then this column identifies the closest prior month with a 12-month percent change as (L)arge as or (L)arger than the current 12-month change. If the current 12-month percent change is smaller than the previous published 12-month percent change, the most recent month with a change as (S)mall or (S)maller than the current month change is identified. If the current and previous published 12-month percent changes are equal, a dash will appear. Standard numerical comparison is used. For example, 2.0% is greater than 0.6%, -4.4% is less than -2.0%, and -2.0% is less than 0.0%. Note that a (L)arger change can be a smaller decline, for example, a -0.2% change is larger than a -0.4% change, but still represents a decline in the price index. Likewise, (S)maller changes can be increases, for example, a 0.6% change is smaller than 0.8%, but still represents an increase in the price index. In this context, a -0.2% change is considered to be smaller than a 0.0% change.
(4) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(5) Special indexes based on a substantially smaller sample. These series do not contribute to the all items index aggregation and therefore do not have a relative importance or effect.
(6) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(7) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(9) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(10) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(11) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(12) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(15) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(16) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(17) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.

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


Last Modified Date: March 15, 2013
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