Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release



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 8:30 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday, July 17, 2012   USDL-12-1417
 
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                   Consumer Price Index - June 2012

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was
 unchanged in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of
 Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all
 items index increased 1.7 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 The energy index continued to fall in June, but its decline was
 offset by increases in the indexes for food and all items less food
 and energy. The energy index fell 1.4 percent as the gasoline index
 declined for the third month in a row; other energy indexes were
 mixed. The food index rose 0.2 percent after being unchanged last
 month as the index for food at home turned up in June.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in
 June, the fourth consecutive such increase. The shelter index posted
 its smallest increase since September, the index for used cars and
 trucks was unchanged after a series of increases, and the index for
 airline fares declined. However, the index for medical care posted
 its largest increase since 2010 and the indexes for apparel and
 recreation both rose substantially in June.
 
 The 12-month change in the index for all items was 1.7 percent in
 June, the same figure as in May. The energy index declined 3.9
 percent over the last 12 months, while the food index rose 2.7
 percent. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.2
 percent for the 12 months ending June, a slight decline from the 2.3
 percent figure in May.


 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.
                              Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May   June   ended 
                              2011  2012  2012  2012  2012  2012  2012   June  
                                                                         2012  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .0    .2    .4    .3    .0   -.3    .0      1.7
  Food......................    .2    .2    .0    .2    .2    .0    .2      2.7
   Food at home.............    .2    .0    .0    .1    .2   -.1    .1      2.6
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .4    .1    .2    .3    .2    .2      2.9
  Energy....................  -1.3    .2   3.2    .9  -1.7  -4.3  -1.4     -3.9
   Energy commodities.......  -2.0    .9   5.7   1.7  -2.6  -6.4  -2.3     -4.4
    Gasoline (all types)....  -2.1    .9   6.0   1.7  -2.6  -6.8  -2.0     -4.3
    Fuel oil (1)............  -1.0   1.4   2.8   2.7  -1.1  -2.8  -7.9     -6.8
   Energy services..........   -.2   -.8   -.8   -.4   -.2   -.7    .0     -3.0
    Electricity.............   -.1    .0    .0   -.8    .2    .3   -.5       .5
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............   -.6  -2.9  -3.4    .9  -1.8  -4.1   1.7    -13.6
 All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .1    .2    .1    .2    .2    .2    .2      2.2
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....   -.1    .2    .1    .2    .2    .2    .2      1.4
    New vehicles............   -.2    .0    .6    .2    .4    .2    .2       .9
    Used cars and trucks....   -.7  -1.0   -.2   1.3   1.5   1.0    .0      2.3
    Apparel.................   -.1    .9   -.9    .5    .4    .4    .5      3.9
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .2    .6    .8    .4    .0    .0    .1      2.9
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .2    .1    .2    .3    .2    .2      2.5
    Shelter.................    .2    .2    .2    .2    .2    .2    .1      2.2
    Transportation services     .1    .0   -.2    .3    .5    .3   -.2      1.8
    Medical care services...    .4    .2    .0    .3    .4    .5    .7      4.3

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.





 Consumer Price Index Data for June 2012
 
 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.2 percent in June after being unchanged in May.
 The index for food at home turned up in June, rising 0.1 percent
 after declining 0.1 percent the prior month. Major grocery store food
 groups were mixed, with three rising and three declining. The fruits
 and vegetables index rose 1.3 percent as the fresh vegetables index
 increased 3.2 percent. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs
 rose 0.2 percent, and the nonalcoholic beverages index rose 0.1
 percent. In contrast, the index for cereals and bakery products
 declined 0.4 percent in June after falling 0.1 percent in May. The
 index for dairy and related products declined 0.3 percent in June,
 its fifth consecutive decline, and the index for other food at home
 fell 0.1 percent. The food at home index has risen 2.6 percent over
 the past 12 months, with all six major grocery store food groups
 rising from a range of 0.9 percent (nonalcoholic beverages) to 4.1
 percent (other food at home). The index for food away from home rose
 0.2 percent in June and has increased 2.9 percent over the past year.
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index declined 1.4 percent in June. This followed declines
 of 1.7 percent in April and 4.3 percent in May. The gasoline index
 fell 2.0 percent after a 6.8 percent May decline. (Before seasonal
 adjustment, gasoline prices decreased 6.1 percent in June.) The fuel
 oil index fell sharply in June, declining 7.9 percent. The
 electricity index, which rose 0.3 percent in May, fell 0.5 percent in
 June. In contrast to these declines, the index for natural gas turned
 up in June, rising 1.7 percent after declining 4.1 percent in May.
 For the last 12 months, the gasoline index has declined 4.3 percent,
 the fuel oil index has fallen 6.8 percent, and the index for natural
 gas has decreased 13.6 percent. The electricity index is the only
 major energy component to rise over the past year, increasing 0.5
 percent.
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in
 June, the fourth straight such increase. The index for shelter rose
 0.1 percent after rising 0.2 percent in each of the previous eight
 months. The indexes for rent and owners' equivalent rent both
 increased 0.1 percent, while the index for lodging away from home
 rose 0.9 percent. The medical care index rose 0.6 percent, its
 largest increase since September 2010, as the index for hospital
 services increased 1.2 percent and the physicians' services index
 rose 0.8 percent. The index for recreation increased 0.3 percent in
 June, its largest increase since January. The apparel index rose for
 the fourth month in a row, increasing 0.5 percent after a 0.4 percent
 increase in May. The new vehicles index advanced 0.2 percent, the
 same increase as in May. The household furnishings and operations
 index turned up in June, rising 0.2 percent after declining in May,
 and the indexes for tobacco and personal care rose in June as well.
 The index for used cars and trucks, however, was unchanged in June
 after rising in each of the three previous months, and the index for
 airline fares fell sharply, declining 2.5 percent.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy has risen 2.2 percent
 over the last 12 months, a slight decrease from the 2.3 percent
 figure of March, April and May, but still above the 1.9 percent
 average annualized increase for the past ten years. The shelter index
 has also risen 2.2 percent over the last year, slightly above its 2.1
 percent annualized increase over the past ten years.
 
 
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 1.7 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 229.478
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index decreased 0.1 percent prior
 to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 1.6 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 226.036  (1982-84=100). For the month, the index decreased
 0.2 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 1.6 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index decreased 0.1 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
 Please note that the indexes for the post-2010 period are subject to
 revision.
 
 
 The Consumer Price Index for July 2012 is scheduled to be released on
 Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Regions Defined
 
 The states in the four regions are listed below.
 
 The Northeast--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
 York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
 The Midwest--Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
 Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
 The South--Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
 Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
 Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District
 of Columbia.
 The West--Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,
 Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
 
 
 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
 
 Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted
 as well as unadjusted changes each month.
 
 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally
 adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the
 effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and in about
 the same magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from
 changing climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers,
 holidays, and sales.
 
 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining
 contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
 changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal
 variation.
 
 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes
 are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each
 year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data
 from January 2007 through December 2011 were replaced in January
 2012.  Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated
 seasonal data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through
 1977; and, in January 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series
 were revised for January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change
 in the aggregation weights for dependently adjusted series. For
 further information, please see "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted
 Seasonally Adjusted Series," in the October 2001 issue of the CPI
 Detailed Report.
 
 Effective with the publication of data from January 2006 through
 December 2010 in January 2011, the Video and audio series and the
 Information technology, hardware and services series were changed
 from independently adjusted to dependently adjusted.  This resulted
 in an increase in the number of seasonal components used in deriving
 seasonal movement of the All items and 54 other lower level
 aggregations, from 73 for the publication of January 1998 through
 December 2005 data to 82 for the publication of seasonally adjusted
 data for January 2006 and later.  Each year the seasonal status of
 every series is reevaluated based upon certain statistical criteria.
 If any of the 82 components change their seasonal adjustment status
 from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally
 adjusted data will be used in the aggregation of the dependent series
 for the last 5 years, but the seasonally adjusted indexes before that
 period will not be changed.  Note: 38 of the 82 components are not
 seasonally adjusted for 2012.
 
 Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are
 subject to revision for up to five years after their original
 release.  For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data
 in escalation agreements.
 
 Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment
 procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some
 CPI series.  Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for
 better estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or
 sharp movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are
 estimated and removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal
 factors.  Beginning with the calculation of seasonal factors for
 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal
 Adjustment.
 
 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2012, BLS adjusted 31
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
 selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and
 vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
 series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil
 refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
 
 For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
 
 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices
 and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact David Levin at
 (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at Levin.David@bls.gov.  If you have
 general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at
 (202) 691-7000.
















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

All items

100.000 225.722 229.815 229.478 1.7 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.0

Food

14.174 227.360 233.339 233.563 2.7 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2

Food at home

8.539 225.588 231.518 231.515 2.6 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.232 260.563 268.653 267.321 2.6 -0.5 0.4 -0.1 -0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.929 223.105 229.351 230.464 3.3 0.5 0.1 -0.5 0.2

Dairy and related products(1)

0.890 212.286 216.096 215.485 1.5 -0.3 -1.0 -0.4 -0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.262 280.721 283.149 283.679 1.1 0.2 1.0 0.4 1.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.940 166.197 167.866 167.772 0.9 -0.1 0.2 -0.6 0.1

Other food at home

2.286 197.270 205.554 205.313 4.1 -0.1 0.1 0.3 -0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.634 231.097 237.262 237.839 2.9 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Energy

10.241 254.170 250.306 244.167 -3.9 -2.5 -1.7 -4.3 -1.4

Energy commodities

6.500 321.578 327.659 307.427 -4.4 -6.2 -2.6 -6.4 -2.3

Fuel oil(1)

0.232 375.363 379.681 349.807 -6.8 -7.9 -1.1 -2.8 -7.9

Motor fuel

6.163 318.242 324.589 304.697 -4.3 -6.1 -2.6 -6.6 -2.0

Gasoline (all types)

5.970 317.543 323.604 303.747 -4.3 -6.1 -2.6 -6.8 -2.0

Energy services(2)

3.741 200.191 186.762 194.261 -3.0 4.0 -0.2 -0.7 0.0

Electricity(2)

2.911 203.836 196.159 204.907 0.5 4.5 0.2 0.3 -0.5

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.830 185.940 156.863 160.714 -13.6 2.5 -1.8 -4.1 1.7

All items less food and energy

75.585 224.891 229.602 229.879 2.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.774 145.741 148.020 147.725 1.4 -0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Apparel

3.618 120.578 127.688 125.241 3.9 -1.9 0.4 0.4 0.5

New vehicles

3.169 143.054 144.401 144.367 0.9 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.948 151.776 153.565 155.306 2.3 1.1 1.5 1.0 0.0

Medical care commodities(1)

1.715 324.102 333.131 333.348 2.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Alcoholic beverages

0.945 227.154 230.766 231.444 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.788 828.860 845.622 849.078 2.4 0.4 0.2 -0.2 0.4

Services less energy services

55.811 272.695 278.956 279.608 2.5 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Shelter

31.303 251.422 256.442 256.950 2.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1

Rent of primary residence(2)

6.418 252.592 259.231 259.407 2.7 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

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

23.707 259.010 264.012 264.276 2.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Medical care services

5.356 422.813 438.766 441.041 4.3 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.7

Physicians' services(2)

1.592 340.011 345.118 347.408 2.2 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.8

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.520 240.395 252.476 254.248 5.8 0.7 0.6 0.6 1.2

Transportation services

5.757 268.488 272.912 273.239 1.8 0.1 0.5 0.3 -0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.142 252.529 257.372 257.629 2.0 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.396 387.486 398.478 399.729 3.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4

Airline fare

0.799 307.804 317.066 313.920 2.0 -1.0 2.1 1.0 -2.5

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, June 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
May
2012
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jun.
2011-
Jun.
2012
May
2012-
Jun.
2012
Mar.
2012-
Apr.
2012
Apr.
2012-
May
2012
May
2012-
Jun.
2012

All items

100.000 1.7 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.0

Food

14.174 2.7 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2

Food at home

8.539 2.6 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.232 2.6 -0.5 0.4 -0.1 -0.4

Cereals and cereal products

0.477 2.6 -0.4 0.7 0.0 -0.1

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.053 6.2 1.5 0.5 -0.8 1.5

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.293 1.4 -0.5 0.4 0.6 -0.5

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.131 3.2 -1.0 0.7 0.4 -1.0

Rice(1)(2)(3)

1.7 -0.1 0.9 -0.8 -0.1

Bakery products

0.755 2.6 -0.6 0.3 -0.3 -0.5

Bread(2)

0.222 1.4 -0.7 0.3 -0.2 -0.7

White bread(1)(3)

0.3 -0.9 0.2 0.1 -0.9

Bread other than white(1)(3)

2.1 -0.9 0.5 0.3 -0.9

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

0.112 2.8 -0.6 -0.8 0.5 0.4

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.182 4.3 -0.4 1.2 -0.9 -0.6

Cookies(1)(3)

5.5 -0.9 2.0 -0.2 -0.7

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

3.6 0.2 0.5 -2.2 0.2

Other bakery products

0.240 2.1 -0.5 0.6 -0.6 0.0

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

3.8 1.0 -2.4 1.3 1.0

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

1.9 -1.5 2.6 -0.7 -1.7

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

0.8 -0.5 0.0 -1.3 -0.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.929 3.3 0.5 0.1 -0.5 0.2

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.826 3.3 0.5 0.0 -0.6 0.2

Meats

1.187 3.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.3 0.0

Beef and veal(1)

0.555 6.9 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.6

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.218 7.3 1.1 0.1 1.4 1.1

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.080 5.6 0.5 -0.6 0.1 0.5

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.206 8.1 0.3 1.3 0.1 0.3

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.051 3.1 0.0 -1.5 0.6 0.0

Pork

0.368 -0.9 -0.1 0.0 -2.4 -0.8

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.139 -2.8 -1.1 -1.3 -1.6 -1.4

Bacon and related products(3)

-4.7 -0.8 -2.0 -3.4 -1.5

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

3.5 -0.4 -0.5 2.8 -0.4

Ham

0.079 2.0 1.9 1.0 -1.3 0.6

Ham, excluding canned(3)

2.0 2.0 1.1 -1.3 0.6

Pork chops

0.061 1.0 -0.2 1.8 -1.9 -0.4

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.089 -2.2 -0.3 -0.7 -4.2 -0.5

Other meats

0.263 2.3 -0.2 -1.2 0.6 -0.3

Frankfurters(3)

5.6 -1.4 0.4 1.8 -2.7

Lunchmeats(1)(2)(3)

1.0 0.0 -1.1 -0.3 0.0

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

-0.3 0.3 -1.9 -2.1 0.3

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

-0.4 0.5 -1.7 -6.0 0.5

Poultry

0.335 5.1 1.5 -0.1 -1.3 1.0

Chicken(2)

0.259 4.2 1.7 0.2 -1.9 1.3

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

2.2 0.7 1.6 -4.8 0.7

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

6.0 2.6 0.3 -0.8 2.6

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.076 8.3 0.7 -1.1 0.8 0.1

Fish and seafood(1)

0.304 1.6 0.4 0.6 -1.2 0.1

Fresh fish and seafood(1)(2)

0.157 -0.4 -0.2 0.5 -0.2 -0.2

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.148 3.9 1.1 1.0 -1.4 1.0

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

6.1 0.8 3.4 -1.3 0.8

Frozen fish and seafood(1)(3)

3.1 1.2 2.4 0.1 1.2

Eggs

0.102 3.2 0.5 3.2 1.2 0.9

Dairy and related products(1)

0.890 1.5 -0.3 -1.0 -0.4 -0.3

Milk(1)(2)

0.289 -1.4 -0.6 -0.8 0.0 -0.6

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

-2.8 -1.2 -0.5 0.1 -1.2

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

-0.5 -0.3 -1.0 0.0 -0.3

Cheese and related products(1)

0.282 2.0 0.1 -1.6 -0.7 1.0

Ice cream and related products

0.135 3.2 -2.0 -0.2 0.6 -1.9

Other dairy and related products(2)

0.184 4.3 0.9 -0.8 -0.6 0.9

Fruits and vegetables

1.262 1.1 0.2 1.0 0.4 1.3

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.956 -0.2 0.1 1.0 0.7 1.7

Fresh fruits

0.509 3.3 -1.3 1.9 -0.1 0.3

Apples

0.085 9.2 7.3 1.2 -0.4 4.0

Bananas

0.081 0.1 0.4 0.1 -0.3 0.3

Citrus fruits(2)

0.109 1.6 3.8 2.0 0.6 0.0

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

2.2 5.5 1.4 0.8 -1.9

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.235 2.0 -7.4 2.9 -0.4 0.1

Fresh vegetables

0.447 -3.6 1.8 0.0 1.6 3.2

Potatoes

0.082 -3.4 0.3 0.9 -2.4 -1.8

Lettuce

0.058 -6.4 0.5 -2.6 3.1 2.1

Tomatoes(1)

0.072 -6.9 8.7 -2.9 -3.6 8.7

Other fresh vegetables

0.234 -1.8 0.5 2.4 1.3 1.1

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.306 5.1 0.4 0.8 -0.4 0.0

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.152 3.5 0.0 1.5 -1.7 -0.6

Canned fruits(2)(3)

1.8 0.0 1.1 -2.1 0.1

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

4.4 -0.2 2.0 -1.3 -1.1

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.097 6.9 0.6 0.0 0.8 0.8

Frozen vegetables(3)

6.8 0.8 0.4 1.6 1.2

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.057 6.7 0.9 -0.3 0.5 0.1

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

15.1 2.3 0.1 -0.3 2.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.940 0.9 -0.1 0.2 -0.6 0.1

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.702 1.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.2

Carbonated drinks

0.286 0.9 0.0 0.1 -0.3 -0.4

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 9.4 -0.2 -0.3 -0.4 -0.2

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.402 1.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.238 0.3 0.0 0.8 -1.0 0.1

Coffee

0.146 -0.2 -1.2 -0.1 -1.5 -1.3

Roasted coffee(3)

-0.8 -1.4 -1.7 -1.6 -1.3

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

2.1 -1.7 3.3 0.0 -1.7

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.092 1.4 2.0 2.4 -1.6 2.5

Other food at home

2.286 4.1 -0.1 0.1 0.3 -0.1

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.307 3.8 0.4 0.3 -0.5 0.4

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.061 2.7 -0.5 1.2 0.1 -0.1

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.182 4.2 1.0 0.3 -1.2 1.0

Other sweets(2)

0.064 3.7 -0.4 0.8 1.1 -0.3

Fats and oils

0.264 6.1 -0.5 -0.2 0.1 -0.5

Butter and margarine(2)

0.075 -1.3 -1.1 -1.6 0.1 -0.3

Butter(3)

-10.4 -1.4 -2.2 1.7 -1.4

Margarine(3)

8.8 -0.5 0.1 -0.7 0.8

Salad dressing(1)(2)

0.066 1.1 -1.6 -0.7 -0.3 -1.6

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.123 14.1 0.4 0.6 0.1 -0.2

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

39.2 0.8 2.3 -0.6 0.8

Other foods

1.715 3.8 -0.1 0.1 0.5 -0.2

Soups

0.101 3.0 -0.1 0.2 -0.9 -1.0

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.302 -0.2 -0.7 -0.2 -0.1 -0.7

Snacks(1)

0.326 8.3 0.4 -0.6 1.4 0.4

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.285 2.2 -0.1 1.0 -2.2 0.5

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

7.9 -0.9 0.6 0.7 -0.8

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

2.1 -0.3 0.1 -2.7 -0.3

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

0.5 0.8 -0.4 -2.0 1.1

Other condiments(1)(3)

2.8 1.5 -0.4 -0.5 1.5

Baby food(1)(2)

0.071 4.8 0.3 -0.2 0.0 0.3

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.630 4.3 -0.3 1.0 0.9 -0.3

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

3.6 -0.3 -0.5 2.0 -0.3

Food away from home(1)

5.634 2.9 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.672 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.267 3.2 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.256 2.8 -1.8 0.3 0.3 -0.9

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

2.2 -1.9 0.0 0.0 -1.9

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

0.081 3.9 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.4

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.358 2.4 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.4

Energy

10.241 -3.9 -2.5 -1.7 -4.3 -1.4

Energy commodities

6.500 -4.4 -6.2 -2.6 -6.4 -2.3

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.337 -7.0 -7.0 -1.3 -3.2 -7.0

Fuel oil(1)

0.232 -6.8 -7.9 -1.1 -2.8 -7.9

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

0.105 -7.2 -5.2 0.8 -3.0 -4.2

Motor fuel

6.163 -4.3 -6.1 -2.6 -6.6 -2.0

Gasoline (all types)

5.970 -4.3 -6.1 -2.6 -6.8 -2.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

-4.5 -6.3 -2.6 -6.9 -2.1

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

-3.9 -5.6 -2.6 -6.6 -1.7

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

-3.6 -5.7 -2.6 -5.8 -1.9

Other motor fuels(2)

0.194 -4.6 -5.9 -5.7 -5.4 -7.0

Energy services(8)

3.741 -3.0 4.0 -0.2 -0.7 0.0

Electricity(8)

2.911 0.5 4.5 0.2 0.3 -0.5

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.830 -13.6 2.5 -1.8 -4.1 1.7

All items less food and energy

75.585 2.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.774 1.4 -0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.335 0.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.1

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

0.272 -4.1 -0.3 -0.6 -1.1 -0.3

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.039 -1.3 -0.1 0.3 0.2 -0.1

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.076 0.2 -0.2 0.6 0.0 -0.2

Other linens(1)(2)

0.157 -6.8 -0.4 -1.4 -2.0 -0.4

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.718 0.6 -0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.233 1.3 -0.4 -0.5 -0.2 -0.4

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

0.344 2.5 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.7

Other furniture(2)

0.133 -4.9 -1.5 -0.3 -1.3 -0.8

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

Appliances(2)

0.288 3.2 0.1 -0.6 -0.6 0.3

Major appliances(2)

0.166 6.8 0.1 -0.4 -0.7 0.4

Laundry equipment(3)

9.2 -0.4 -0.3 -0.1 0.1

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.119 -1.8 0.0 -0.2 -0.4 0.0

Other household equipment and furnishings(1)(2)

0.491 -4.6 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.259 -6.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.3 -0.2

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.102 -0.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.8

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.047 -10.7 0.0 -0.1 -1.8 0.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.084 -0.4 0.3 1.5 -0.4 0.0

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.682 1.1 -0.2 0.3 -0.3 0.1

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.172 1.4 -0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.2

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.364 1.0 -0.2 0.9 -0.6 0.4

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.883 3.5 0.5 -0.3 -0.4 0.5

Household cleaning products(1)(2)

0.357 2.9 0.7 -1.0 -0.4 0.7

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.241 4.6 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.1

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.286 3.3 0.5 0.4 -0.6 0.5

Apparel

3.618 3.9 -1.9 0.4 0.4 0.5

Men's and boys' apparel

0.877 4.0 -2.0 0.5 0.1 0.6

Men's apparel

0.696 3.7 -2.0 0.4 0.5 0.5

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.127 3.5 -2.3 -1.3 0.5 1.0

Men's furnishings

0.185 5.1 -1.9 0.3 3.5 -1.0

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.212 3.8 -1.0 2.4 -2.7 2.2

Men's pants and shorts

0.164 2.9 -3.2 -0.1 1.7 -1.9

Boys' apparel

0.182 5.2 -2.0 2.6 -2.6 -1.3

Women's and girls' apparel

1.539 4.4 -3.4 1.0 0.5 -0.1

Women's apparel

1.292 4.1 -3.5 1.2 0.7 -0.5

Women's outerwear

0.080 -3.0 -9.7 4.2 -4.5 -3.5

Women's dresses

0.177 2.4 -3.8 -4.3 -2.0 -2.1

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.625 4.3 -4.3 3.0 2.3 -0.7

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

0.395 3.8 -0.9 1.2 -0.7 0.8

Girls' apparel

0.246 6.5 -2.5 -0.1 -0.3 1.9

Footwear

0.687 3.0 -0.3 0.6 0.8 1.1

Men's footwear(1)

0.211 3.4 -0.2 1.5 0.6 -0.2

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.149 1.2 -0.4 0.7 0.5 0.9

Women's footwear

0.327 3.6 -0.4 0.4 0.8 1.9

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.198 7.5 -0.6 -1.1 1.6 0.7

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.316 0.7 1.1 -2.8 -1.3 1.8

Watches(1)(6)

0.088 1.3 1.3 -0.4 -1.4 1.3

Jewelry(6)

0.229 0.2 1.1 -3.5 -1.5 1.9

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.619 1.5 0.4 0.8 0.5 0.1

New vehicles

3.169 0.9 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.2

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

0.9 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.2

New cars(3)

0.4 -0.1 0.5 0.1 0.0

New trucks(3)(11)

1.4 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.4

Used cars and trucks

1.948 2.3 1.1 1.5 1.0 0.0

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.433 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Tires(1)

0.294 2.8 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.139 2.5 0.0 -0.2 0.5 0.0

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

1.0 0.0 -0.3 0.7 0.0

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

9.5 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.3

Medical care commodities(1)

1.715 2.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.636 3.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Prescription drugs

1.324 3.5 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.4

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.312 0.9 0.1 -0.3 0.5 0.1

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.079 0.7 -0.2 0.1 1.0 -0.2

Recreation commodities(9)

2.305 -1.8 0.0 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1

Video and audio products(9)

0.416 -10.1 -1.4 -1.8 -0.4 -1.5

Televisions

0.163 -19.5 -2.9 -3.7 0.2 -3.2

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.027 -13.0 -1.8 -1.2 -1.3 -1.8

Audio equipment(1)

0.071 -7.1 0.3 -1.5 -2.0 0.3

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

0.044 -4.4 -0.9 -0.7 -0.2 -0.9

Pets and pet products(1)

0.687 2.4 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.5

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

3.2 0.8 0.0 -0.1 0.8

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

0.7 0.2 -0.5 -0.1 0.2

Sporting goods(1)

0.459 -0.4 0.2 0.5 -0.3 0.2

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.239 0.3 0.9 -0.6 -0.2 0.9

Sports equipment(1)

0.211 -1.4 -0.6 1.8 -0.3 -0.6

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.054 -4.2 -0.2 0.9 -1.7 -0.3

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

14.4 3.7 1.8 -0.4 3.7

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

-6.8 -0.2 0.9 -1.9 -0.4

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.223 2.5 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.1

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.121 6.1 0.9 0.3 0.8 0.9

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.098 -1.7 -1.0 0.0 -0.1 -1.0

Other recreational goods(2)

0.466 -3.7 0.0 -1.0 0.3 0.0

Toys(1)

0.346 -5.4 -0.1 -1.5 0.4 -0.1

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

-2.1 0.4 -1.1 0.7 0.4

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(2)

0.061 2.8 0.2 1.2 0.1 0.3

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.039 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.5

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.597 -2.4 -0.2 -0.7 0.6 0.3

Educational books and supplies

0.202 5.9 0.2 0.5 0.8 0.3

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

6.4 0.0 0.3 0.7 0.0

Information technology commodities(9)

0.395 -7.1 -0.4 -1.3 0.5 0.3

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.261 -8.0 0.2 -1.6 0.9 1.3

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.048 -4.3 -2.0 -0.5 0.1 -2.0

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

0.087 -5.7 -1.5 -1.1 -0.2 -1.5

Alcoholic beverages

0.945 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.569 1.0 0.1 -0.2 0.4 0.0

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.271 1.7 -0.5 -0.5 0.5 -0.4

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.071 -0.1 0.5 -0.1 -0.4 0.7

Whiskey at home(3)

2.4 0.9 0.5 0.4 1.4

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

-0.5 -0.1 0.3 -0.2 -0.1

Wine at home

0.227 0.2 0.7 0.2 0.4 0.5

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.376 3.2 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.6

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

1.6 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.4

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

3.9 1.5 0.4 -0.1 1.5

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

3.8 0.5 0.9 0.9 0.5

Other goods(9)

1.641 1.6 0.3 0.1 -0.5 0.4

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.788 2.4 0.4 0.2 -0.2 0.4

Cigarettes(1)(2)

0.728 2.5 0.5 0.1 -0.2 0.5

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.054 2.3 -0.2 0.3 0.3 -0.2

Personal care products(1)

0.647 1.2 0.3 0.3 -1.0 0.3

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

0.338 0.5 0.0 0.1 -1.1 0.0

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

0.302 1.9 0.8 0.6 -0.9 0.8

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.206 -0.5 -0.2 -0.6 -0.2 0.4

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

0.4 -0.3 0.0 0.1 0.2

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

-3.7 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.4

Services less energy services

55.811 2.5 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Shelter

31.303 2.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1

Rent of shelter(13)

30.957 2.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1

Rent of primary residence(8)

6.418 2.7 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Lodging away from home(2)

0.831 3.5 4.1 -0.2 1.5 0.9

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

0.153 3.8 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.3

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.678 3.2 5.0 -0.4 1.8 1.0

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

23.707 2.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

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

22.308 2.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.347 3.2 0.1 0.7 0.2 0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.166 5.5 0.4 0.8 0.3 0.7

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.880 6.7 0.4 1.1 0.3 0.8

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.286 1.9 0.4 -0.2 0.0 0.4

Household operations(1)(2)

0.724 2.5 0.4 0.4 -0.1 0.4

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.248 2.0 0.7 0.6 -0.3 0.7

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.236 1.6 -0.1 0.5 -0.2 -0.1

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

0.090 3.8 0.6 -0.7 0.4 0.6

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.077 0.9 1.2 0.5 0.9

Medical care services

5.356 4.3 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.7

Professional services

2.978 2.0 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.4

Physicians' services(8)

1.592 2.2 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.8

Dental services(8)

0.756 2.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3

Eyeglasses and eye care(6)

0.254 2.5 -0.5 0.4 1.6 -0.4

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

0.375 0.8 -0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Hospital and related services

1.741 5.3 0.6 0.5 0.6 1.1

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.520 5.8 0.7 0.6 0.6 1.2

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

6.3 1.2 0.5 0.7 1.7

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

5.3 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.9

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

0.136 3.8 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.2

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

0.085 0.9 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.637 13.9 1.0 1.0 0.8 1.0

Transportation services

5.757 1.8 0.1 0.5 0.3 -0.2

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.386 -6.5 0.2 -0.2 -1.2 0.0

Car and truck rental(2)

0.067 0.7 3.0 4.4 -2.4 0.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.142 2.0 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.1

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.057 2.1 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.456 2.5 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.594 1.7 0.1 -0.1 0.4 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.396 3.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.558 3.0 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1

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

0.325 0.5 0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Parking and other fees(1)(2)

0.211 6.9 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

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

8.8 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1

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

3.4 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.4

Public transportation

1.208 1.6 -0.4 1.6 0.8 -1.8

Airline fare

0.799 2.0 -1.0 2.1 1.0 -2.5

Other intercity transportation

0.148 -0.5 2.0 0.8 0.3 0.4

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

1.4 1.7 -0.8 1.4

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

-1.0 4.5 2.8 4.8 4.5

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

-1.1 1.1 0.0 -0.3 1.1

Intracity transportation(1)

0.258 2.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0

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

1.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Recreation services(9)

3.693 3.3 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.6

Video and audio services(9)

1.506 4.9 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.1

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.394 4.9 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.2

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

0.112 3.9 -0.4 1.0 -0.2 -0.4

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

-5.0 -1.5 1.8 -0.1 -1.5

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

11.5 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.406 3.0 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

2.6 0.4 -0.1 0.0 0.4

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

2.5 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.058 1.9 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.2

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

1.2 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.3

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

2.1 0.3 0.0 -0.2 0.3

Other recreation services(2)

1.722 2.0 1.1 -0.1 0.0 1.1

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

0.563 2.0 0.3 -0.3 -0.4 0.3

Admissions(1)

0.628 3.0 2.2 0.1 0.6 2.2

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

2.7 2.4 0.1 0.5 2.4

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

4.5 1.4 0.3 0.8 1.4

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.228 0.3 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.1

Education and communication services(9)

6.115 2.6 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.967 4.2 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.3

College tuition and fees

1.664 5.3 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.376 3.6 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.767 2.3 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.0

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.058 4.9 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.1

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.148 3.8 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0

Postage(1)

0.138 3.8 0.0 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1

Delivery services(1)(2)

0.010 4.9 0.7 1.2 0.1 0.7

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.399 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.459 -0.6 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.940 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.3

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

0.586 1.3 -0.5 0.8 0.3 -0.5

Other personal services(9)

1.698 2.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Personal care services(1)

0.626 1.5 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0

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

0.626 1.5 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0

Miscellaneous personal services

1.072 3.0 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.4

Legal services(6)

0.294 2.6 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.4

Funeral expenses(6)

0.157 1.6 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2

Laundry and dry cleaning services(2)

0.238 1.8 0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.2

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

0.029 2.9 0.0 -0.2 0.1 0.0

Financial services(1)(6)

0.213 6.1 1.0 1.4 0.6 1.0

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

6.7 0.4 -1.1 0.7 0.4

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

5.4 0.6 1.9 0.9 0.6

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, June 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
May
2012
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jun.
2011
May
2012
Jun.
2012
Jun.
2011-
Jun.
2012
May
2012-
Jun.
2012
Mar.
2012-
Apr.
2012
Apr.
2012-
May
2012
May
2012-
Jun.
2012

All items less food

85.826 225.485 229.290 228.863 1.5 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.0

All items less shelter

68.697 218.239 222.010 221.336 1.4 -0.3 0.0 -0.5 0.0

All items less food and shelter

54.523 215.545 218.805 217.913 1.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.6 0.0

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.282 210.449 215.004 215.145 2.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.3

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

42.334 213.910 218.662 218.698 2.2 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.3

All items less medical care

92.929 217.158 220.833 220.416 1.5 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.0

All items less energy

89.759 224.635 229.520 229.788 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Commodities

40.448 185.266 188.963 186.967 0.9 -1.1 -0.2 -0.9 -0.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.826 145.806 148.166 147.655 1.3 -0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2

Commodities less food

26.274 164.461 167.323 164.516 0.0 -1.7 -0.5 -1.5 -0.4

Commodities less food and beverages

25.329 162.032 164.851 161.964 0.0 -1.8 -0.5 -1.5 -0.4

Services

59.552 265.928 270.462 271.737 2.2 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(1)

28.596 291.219 295.291 297.552 2.2 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.2

Services less medical care services

54.197 253.781 257.615 258.817 2.0 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.1

Durables

8.912 113.598 113.622 113.803 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.0

Nondurables

31.536 220.611 226.283 223.115 1.1 -1.4 -0.3 -1.2 -0.4

Nondurables less food

17.362 212.660 218.198 212.479 -0.1 -2.6 -0.8 -2.2 -0.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

16.417 211.621 217.222 211.164 -0.2 -2.8 -0.9 -2.3 -0.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.799 273.195 277.900 269.465 -1.4 -3.0 -1.4 -3.1 -1.1

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.744 267.823 272.494 264.847 -1.1 -2.8 -1.2 -2.8 -1.1

Housing

40.606 219.553 221.971 223.051 1.6 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.1

Education and communication(2)

6.712 130.568 133.470 133.456 2.2 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.1

Education(2)

3.169 204.821 213.499 213.600 4.3 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.3

Communication(2)

3.543 83.367 83.606 83.555 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0

Information and information processing(2)

3.394 79.980 80.086 80.033 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

0.995 9.038 8.879 8.838 -2.2 -0.5 -0.1 0.4 -0.2

Recreation(2)

5.998 113.654 114.689 115.080 1.3 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.3

Video and audio(2)

1.922 98.373 99.934 99.717 1.4 -0.2 -0.2 0.3 -0.2

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.092 158.661 162.107 162.777 2.6 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.4

Photography(2)

0.113 79.785 79.324 79.352 -0.5 0.0 0.5 -0.9 -0.1

Food and beverages

15.119 227.451 233.257 233.509 2.7 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2

Domestically produced farm food(4)

7.214 231.711 238.542 238.500 2.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

Other services

11.506 313.332 321.309 322.052 2.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3

Apparel less footwear

2.931 114.523 121.957 119.170 4.1 -2.3 0.3 0.3 0.4

Fuels and utilities

5.244 225.022 216.388 221.789 -1.4 2.5 -0.1 -0.7 -0.3

Household energy

4.078 199.122 186.852 192.649 -3.3 3.1 -0.3 -1.0 -0.6

Medical care

7.071 399.552 413.655 415.345 4.0 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.6

Transportation

17.538 216.880 220.768 216.369 -0.2 -2.0 -0.5 -2.1 -0.7

Private transportation

16.331 212.216 215.978 211.423 -0.4 -2.1 -0.7 -2.3 -0.6

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.638 101.004 101.399 101.832 0.8 0.4 0.8 0.3 0.1

Utilities and public transportation

9.907 209.073 206.866 210.078 0.5 1.6 0.4 0.1 -0.1

Household furnishings and operations

4.059 125.048 125.905 126.054 0.8 0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.2

Other goods and services

3.340 386.171 392.859 393.989 2.0 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.3

Personal care

2.551 208.307 211.649 212.178 1.9 0.2 0.1 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.
(4) Not seasonally adjusted.

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


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

U.S. city average

M

1.7 -0.3 -0.1 1.7 0.2 -0.1

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

1.5 -0.3 -0.2 1.7 0.2 -0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.5 -0.1 -0.1 1.7 0.3 0.0

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

M

1.4 -0.6 -0.5 1.8 0.2 -0.1

Midwest urban

M

1.4 -0.2 -0.1 1.5 0.1 -0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.4 -0.1 -0.1 1.4 0.1 0.0

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

M

1.4 -0.2 -0.1 1.7 0.1 -0.1

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.8 -0.5 0.2 1.4 -0.2 -0.6

South urban

M

1.7 -0.6 -0.2 1.6 0.0 -0.4

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.7 -0.4 -0.1 1.5 0.0 -0.4

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

M

1.6 -0.6 -0.2 1.7 0.1 -0.4

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

2.0 -1.1 -0.4 1.7 -0.3 -0.7

West urban

M

2.0 0.1 -0.2 2.0 0.4 0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.1 0.1 -0.1 2.1 0.4 0.2

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

M

1.5 -0.2 -0.3 1.6 0.4 0.2

Size classes

A(4)

M

1.7 -0.1 -0.1 1.7 0.2 0.0

B/C(3)

M

1.5 -0.4 -0.2 1.7 0.2 -0.2

D

M

2.3 -0.5 -0.1 1.9 0.0 -0.4

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

0.9 -0.1 -0.1 1.0 0.0 -0.1

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

1.6 -0.4 -0.4 1.6 0.0 0.1

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

M

1.6 0.0 -0.1 1.8 0.3 0.1

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

1

0.8 -0.2

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

1.1 -0.1

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

1.6 -0.2

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

1

1.8 0.1

Atlanta, GA

2

1.5 0.6

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

0.4 -0.8

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

1.7 -0.6

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

1.2 -0.9

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

2

1.3 -0.2

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

2.6 0.3

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

2.7 0.7

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, June 2012
[Percent changes]
Month Year Unadjusted 1-month percent change Unadjusted 12-month percent change
C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U

December 2000

2.6 3.4

December 2001

1.3 1.6

December 2002

2.0 2.4

December 2003

1.7 1.9

December 2004

3.2 3.3

December 2005

2.9 3.4

December 2006

2.3 2.5

December 2007

3.7 4.1

December 2008

0.2 0.1

December 2009

2.5 2.7

January 2010

0.4 0.3 2.4 2.6

February 2010

0.0 0.0 1.9 2.1

March 2010

0.4 0.4 2.1 2.3

April 2010

0.1 0.2 2.1 2.2

May 2010

0.0 0.1 1.8 2.0

June 2010

-0.1 -0.1 0.8 1.1

July 2010

0.0 0.0 1.0 1.2

August 2010

0.2 0.1 0.9 1.1

September 2010

0.1 0.1 0.9 1.1

October 2010

0.1 0.1 0.9 1.2

November 2010

0.0 0.0 0.9 1.1

December 2010

0.2 0.2 1.3 1.5

January 2011

0.4 0.5 1.4 1.6

February 2011

0.5 0.5 1.9 2.1

March 2011

0.8 1.0 2.3 2.7

April 2011

0.6 0.6 2.7 3.2

May 2011

0.4 0.5 3.1 3.6

June 2011

0.0 -0.1 3.2 3.6

July 2011

0.1 0.1 3.3 3.6

August 2011

0.3 0.3 3.4 3.8

September 2011

0.2 0.2 3.5 3.9

October 2011

-0.2 -0.2 3.2 3.5

November 2011

-0.1 -0.1 3.1 3.4

December 2011

-0.2 -0.2 2.7 3.0

January 2012

0.4 0.4 2.7 2.9

February 2012

0.4 0.4 2.6 2.9

March 2012

0.6 0.8 2.4 2.7

April 2012

0.3 0.3 2.1 2.3

May 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.6 1.7

June 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.6 1.7

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

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


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

All items

100.000 0.0 0.03 L-Apr. 2012 0.0

Food

14.174 0.2 0.025 0.08 L-Apr. 2012 0.2

Food at home

8.539 0.1 0.011 0.14 L-Apr. 2012 0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.232 -0.4 -0.005 0.35 S-Jan. 2010 -0.6

Cereals and cereal products

0.477 -0.1 0.000 0.50 S-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.053 1.5 0.001 0.88 L-Mar. 2012 1.6

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.293 -0.5 -0.001 0.69 S-Oct. 2011 -1.6

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.131 -1.0 -0.001 0.72 S-Mar. 2012 -1.3

Rice(4)(5)(6)

-0.1 0.81 L-Apr. 2012 0.9

Bakery products

0.755 -0.5 -0.004 0.43 S-Jan. 2010 -0.6

Bread(5)

0.222 -0.7 -0.002 0.89 S-Jan. 2012 -1.0

White bread(4)(6)

-0.9 1.19 S-Jan. 2012 -1.4

Bread other than white(4)(6)

-0.9 1.30 S-Jan. 2012 -2.4

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

0.112 0.4 0.000 0.61 S-Apr. 2012 -0.8

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.182 -0.6 -0.001 0.88 L-Apr. 2012 1.2

Cookies(4)(6)

-0.7 0.95 S-May 2011 -1.5

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

0.2 0.97 L-Apr. 2012 0.5

Other bakery products

0.240 0.0 0.000 0.78 L-Apr. 2012 0.6

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

1.0 0.92 S-Apr. 2012 -2.4

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

-1.7 1.17 S-Mar. 2012 -1.7

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

-0.3 1.11 L-Apr. 2012 0.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.929 0.2 0.004 0.23 L-Mar. 2012 0.8

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.826 0.2 0.003 0.24 L-Mar. 2012 0.7

Meats

1.187 0.0 0.000 0.28 L-Mar. 2012 0.5

Beef and veal(4)

0.555 0.6 0.003 0.41 - -

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.218 1.1 0.002 0.60 S-Apr. 2012 0.1

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.080 0.5 0.000 1.10 L-Feb. 2012 1.1

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.206 0.3 0.001 0.79 L-Apr. 2012 1.3

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.051 0.0 0.000 0.73 S-Apr. 2012 -1.5

Pork

0.368 -0.8 -0.003 0.48 L-Apr. 2012 0.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.139 -1.4 -0.002 0.84 L-Apr. 2012 -1.3

Bacon and related products(6)

-1.5 1.07 L-Mar. 2012 0.5

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

-0.4 1.23 S-Apr. 2012 -0.5

Ham

0.079 0.6 0.000 0.98 L-Apr. 2012 1.0

Ham, excluding canned(6)

0.6 1.04 L-Apr. 2012 1.1

Pork chops

0.061 -0.4 0.000 1.02 L-Apr. 2012 1.8

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.089 -0.5 0.000 1.09 L-Feb. 2012 0.3

Other meats

0.263 -0.3 -0.001 0.63 S-Apr. 2012 -1.2

Frankfurters(6)

-2.7 2.08 S-Jan. 2012 -3.5

Lunchmeats(4)(5)(6)

0.0 0.64 L-Mar. 2012 0.2

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

0.3 1.06 L-Feb. 2012 1.0

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

0.5 1.19 L-Mar. 2012 0.5

Poultry

0.335 1.0 0.003 0.62 L-Mar. 2012 1.4

Chicken(5)

0.259 1.3 0.003 0.80 L-Mar. 2012 1.3

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

0.7 1.91 L-Apr. 2012 1.6

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

2.6 0.85 L-Feb. 2007 2.8

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.076 0.1 0.000 0.80 S-Apr. 2012 -1.1

Fish and seafood(4)

0.304 0.1 0.000 0.52 L-Apr. 2012 0.6

Fresh fish and seafood(4)(5)

0.157 -0.2 0.000 0.75 - -

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.148 1.0 0.001 0.70 L-Apr. 2012 1.0

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

0.8 1.17 L-Apr. 2012 3.4

Frozen fish and seafood(4)(6)

1.2 1.03 L-Apr. 2012 2.4

Eggs

0.102 0.9 0.001 0.77 S-Feb. 2012 -6.4

Dairy and related products(4)

0.890 -0.3 -0.003 0.31 L-Mar. 2012 -0.1

Milk(4)(5)

0.289 -0.6 -0.002 0.33 S-Apr. 2012 -0.8

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

-1.2 0.44 S-Nov. 2011 -1.3

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

-0.3 0.48 S-Apr. 2012 -1.0

Cheese and related products(4)

0.282 1.0 0.003 0.59 L-Sep. 2011 1.8

Ice cream and related products

0.135 -1.9 -0.003 0.83 S-Jun. 2009 -2.9

Other dairy and related products(5)

0.184 0.9 0.002 0.61 L-Nov. 2011 1.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.262 1.3 0.016 0.37 L-Jul. 2011 1.4

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.956 1.7 0.016 0.47 L-Mar. 2011 1.7

Fresh fruits

0.509 0.3 0.002 0.63 L-Apr. 2012 1.9

Apples

0.085 4.0 0.003 1.15 L-Sep. 2011 4.2

Bananas

0.081 0.3 0.000 0.82 L-Mar. 2012 0.6

Citrus fruits(5)

0.109 0.0 0.000 1.48 S-Feb. 2012 -1.4

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

-1.9 1.73 S-Feb. 2012 -3.5

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.235 0.1 0.000 1.07 L-Apr. 2012 2.9

Fresh vegetables

0.447 3.2 0.014 0.63 L-Mar. 2011 3.6

Potatoes

0.082 -1.8 -0.002 1.06 L-Apr. 2012 0.9

Lettuce

0.058 2.1 0.001 1.57 S-Apr. 2012 -2.6

Tomatoes(4)

0.072 8.7 0.006 1.80 L-Mar. 2011 15.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.234 1.1 0.003 0.91 S-Mar. 2012 -0.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.306 0.0 0.000 0.47 L-Apr. 2012 0.8

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.152 -0.6 -0.001 0.69 L-Apr. 2012 1.5

Canned fruits(5)(6)

0.1 0.81 L-Apr. 2012 1.1

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

-1.1 0.98 L-Apr. 2012 2.0

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.097 0.8 0.001 0.87 - -

Frozen vegetables(6)

1.2 1.04 S-Apr. 2012 0.4

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.057 0.1 0.000 0.79 S-Apr. 2012 -0.3

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

2.3 1.19 L-Oct. 2011 5.0

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.940 0.1 0.001 0.42 L-Apr. 2012 0.2

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.702 0.2 0.002 0.50 L-Feb. 2012 0.2

Carbonated drinks

0.286 -0.4 -0.001 0.72 S-Mar. 2012 -0.8

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 -0.2 0.000 1.09 L-Mar. 2012 0.4

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.402 -0.1 -0.001 0.65 L-Mar. 2012 0.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.238 0.1 0.000 0.59 L-Apr. 2012 0.8

Coffee

0.146 -1.3 -0.002 0.81 L-Apr. 2012 -0.1

Roasted coffee(6)

-1.3 0.77 L-Mar. 2012 -0.2

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

-1.7 1.18 S-Mar. 2012 -2.6

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.092 2.5 0.002 0.77 L-EVER -

Other food at home

2.286 -0.1 -0.003 0.26 S-Oct. 2010 -0.1

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.307 0.4 0.001 0.59 L-Mar. 2012 0.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.061 -0.1 0.000 0.49 S-Mar. 2012 -1.0

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.182 1.0 0.002 0.92 L-Mar. 2012 1.6

Other sweets(5)

0.064 -0.3 0.000 0.71 S-Mar. 2012 -1.2

Fats and oils

0.264 -0.5 -0.001 0.51 S-Feb. 2012 -0.7

Butter and margarine(5)

0.075 -0.3 0.000 0.79 S-Apr. 2012 -1.6

Butter(6)

-1.4 1.21 S-Apr. 2012 -2.2

Margarine(6)

0.8 1.06 L-Mar. 2012 1.7

Salad dressing(4)(5)

0.066 -1.6 -0.001 0.80 S-May 2011 -1.7

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.123 -0.2 0.000 0.91 S-Feb. 2012 -0.7

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

0.8 1.09 L-Apr. 2012 2.3

Other foods

1.715 -0.2 -0.003 0.31 S-Oct. 2010 -0.3

Soups

0.101 -1.0 -0.001 1.05 S-Dec. 2011 -1.1

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.302 -0.7 -0.002 0.76 S-Jul. 2011 -0.7

Snacks(4)

0.326 0.4 0.001 0.75 S-Apr. 2012 -0.6

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.285 0.5 0.001 0.75 L-Apr. 2012 1.0

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

-0.8 0.81 S-Mar. 2012 -1.0

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

-0.3 1.36 L-Apr. 2012 0.1

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

1.1 1.40 L-Feb. 2012 1.2

Other condiments(4)(6)

1.5 0.74 L-Jan. 2012 4.5

Baby food(4)(5)

0.071 0.3 0.000 0.51 L-Jan. 2012 0.5

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.630 -0.3 -0.002 0.57 S-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

-0.3 0.89 S-Apr. 2012 -0.5

Food away from home(4)

5.634 0.2 0.014 0.06 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.672 0.3 0.008 0.07 L-Jan. 2012 0.4

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.267 0.4 0.008 0.10 L-Apr. 2012 0.4

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.256 -0.9 -0.002 0.14 S-Oct. 2011 -1.0

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

-1.9 0.12 S-Jul. 2010 -2.8

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

0.081 0.4 0.000 0.23 L-Jan. 2012 0.8

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.358 0.4 0.002 0.12 L-Jan. 2012 1.1

Energy

10.241 -1.4 -0.140 0.11 L-Mar. 2012 0.9

Energy commodities

6.500 -2.3 -0.139 0.11 L-Mar. 2012 1.7

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.337 -7.0 -0.024 0.42 S-Dec. 2008 -9.1

Fuel oil(4)

0.232 -7.9 -0.018 0.54 S-Dec. 2008 -12.6

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

0.105 -4.2 -0.005 0.44 S-Nov. 2008 -6.3

Motor fuel

6.163 -2.0 -0.115 0.11 L-Mar. 2012 1.7

Gasoline (all types)

5.970 -2.0 -0.110 0.12 L-Mar. 2012 1.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

-2.1 0.28 L-Mar. 2012 1.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

-1.7 0.27 L-Mar. 2012 2.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

-1.9 0.27 L-Mar. 2012 1.7

Other motor fuels(5)

0.194 -7.0 -0.013 0.16 S-Mar. 2009 -9.1

Energy services(11)

3.741 0.0 -0.001 0.16 L-Sep. 2011 0.8

Electricity(11)

2.911 -0.5 -0.016 0.18 S-Mar. 2012 -0.8

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.830 1.7 0.015 0.18 L-Dec. 2010 1.8

All items less food and energy

75.585 0.2 0.155 0.04 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.774 0.2 0.042 0.09 - -

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.335 0.1 0.002 0.15 L-Feb. 2012 0.5

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

0.272 -0.3 -0.001 0.62 L-Mar. 2012 0.3

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.039 -0.1 0.000 0.55 S-Mar. 2012 -0.4

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.076 -0.2 0.000 0.68 S-Mar. 2012 -0.9

Other linens(4)(5)

0.157 -0.4 -0.001 0.92 L-Mar. 2012 1.0

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.718 -0.1 0.000 0.34 S-Feb. 2012 -0.2

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.233 -0.4 -0.001 0.65 S-Apr. 2012 -0.5

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

0.344 0.7 0.003 0.42 S-Apr. 2012 0.5

Other furniture(5)

0.133 -0.8 -0.001 0.73 L-Apr. 2012 -0.3

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

Appliances(5)

0.288 0.3 0.001 0.38 L-Feb. 2012 0.9

Major appliances(5)

0.166 0.4 0.001 0.48 L-Mar. 2012 0.7

Laundry equipment(6)

0.1 0.58 L-Mar. 2012 1.1

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.119 0.0 0.000 0.59 L-Feb. 2012 0.7

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)(5)

0.491 0.0 0.000 0.41 - -

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.259 -0.2 -0.001 0.51 S-Apr. 2012 -0.2

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.102 0.8 0.001 0.69 L-Dec. 2011 0.9

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.047 0.0 0.000 1.02 L-Feb. 2012 0.3

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.084 0.0 0.000 0.51 L-Apr. 2012 1.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.682 0.1 0.001 0.28 L-Apr. 2012 0.3

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.172 -0.2 0.000 0.35 S-Mar. 2012 -0.2

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.364 0.4 0.001 0.32 L-Apr. 2012 0.9

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.883 0.5 0.004 0.27 L-Feb. 2012 0.5

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.357 0.7 0.002 0.40 L-Oct. 2011 0.9

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.241 0.1 0.000 0.38 L-Mar. 2012 0.2

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.286 0.5 0.001 0.47 L-Feb. 2012 0.8

Apparel

3.618 0.5 0.018 0.39 L-Mar. 2012 0.5

Men's and boys' apparel

0.877 0.6 0.005 0.61 L-Mar. 2012 0.8

Men's apparel

0.696 0.5 0.003 0.65 - -

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.127 1.0 0.001 1.77 L-Jan. 2012 6.3

Men's furnishings

0.185 -1.0 -0.002 0.98 S-Feb. 2012 -1.7

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.212 2.2 0.005 1.49 L-Apr. 2012 2.4

Men's pants and shorts

0.164 -1.9 -0.003 1.32 S-Jun. 2009 -2.6

Boys' apparel

0.182 -1.3 -0.002 1.48 L-Apr. 2012 2.6

Women's and girls' apparel

1.539 -0.1 -0.002 0.75 S-Feb. 2012 -0.8

Women's apparel

1.292 -0.5 -0.006 0.82 S-Feb. 2012 -0.5

Women's outerwear

0.080 -3.5 -0.003 3.37 L-Apr. 2012 4.2

Women's dresses

0.177 -2.1 -0.004 2.67 S-Apr. 2012 -4.3

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.625 -0.7 -0.004 1.10 S-Mar. 2012 -1.5

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

0.395 0.8 0.003 1.16 L-Apr. 2012 1.2

Girls' apparel

0.246 1.9 0.005 2.09 L-Jan. 2012 1.9

Footwear

0.687 1.1 0.008 0.56 L-May 2011 1.2

Men's footwear(4)

0.211 -0.2 0.000 0.85 S-Jan. 2012 -0.3

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.149 0.9 0.001 1.22 L-Mar. 2012 1.0

Women's footwear

0.327 1.9 0.006 0.86 L-Feb. 2009 2.2

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.198 0.7 0.001 1.00 S-Apr. 2012 -1.1

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.316 1.8 0.006 1.36 L-Oct. 2011 2.1

Watches(4)(9)

0.088 1.3 0.001 0.78 L-Mar. 2012 1.6

Jewelry(9)

0.229 1.9 0.004 1.56 L-Oct. 2011 2.6

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.619 0.1 0.007 0.07 S-Jan. 2012 -0.3

New vehicles

3.169 0.2 0.007 0.11 - -

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

0.2 0.10 - -

New cars(6)

0.0 0.15 S-Jan. 2012 -0.2

New trucks(14)(6)

0.4 0.11 L-Apr. 2012 0.4

Used cars and trucks

1.948 0.0 0.001 0.02 S-Feb. 2012 -0.2

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.433 0.0 0.000 0.20 S-Apr. 2012 0.0

Tires(4)

0.294 0.0 0.000 0.25 - -

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.139 0.0 0.000 0.25 S-Apr. 2012 -0.2

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

0.0 0.25 S-Apr. 2012 -0.3

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

0.3 0.64 L-Apr. 2012 0.4

Medical care commodities(4)

1.715 0.1 0.001 0.14 L-Mar. 2012 0.4

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.636 0.1 0.001 0.15 L-Mar. 2012 0.4

Prescription drugs

1.324 0.4 0.005 0.14 L-Feb. 2012 0.6

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.312 0.1 0.000 0.49 S-Apr. 2012 -0.3

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.079 -0.2 0.000 0.47 S-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Recreation commodities(12)

2.305 -0.1 -0.002 0.18 - -

Video and audio products(12)

0.416 -1.5 -0.006 0.28 S-Apr. 2012 -1.8

Televisions

0.163 -3.2 -0.005 0.64 S-Apr. 2012 -3.7

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.027 -1.8 0.000 0.61 S-Mar. 2012 -2.3

Audio equipment(4)

0.071 0.3 0.000 0.45 L-Jan. 2012 0.4

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

0.044 -0.9 0.000 0.47 S-Oct. 2011 -1.6

Pets and pet products(4)

0.687 0.5 0.004 0.39 L-Mar. 2012 0.5

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

0.8 0.41 L-Aug. 2011 0.9

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

0.2 0.76 L-Mar. 2012 0.6

Sporting goods(4)

0.459 0.2 0.001 0.31 L-Apr. 2012 0.5

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.239 0.9 0.002 0.33 L-Jan. 2011 1.1

Sports equipment(4)

0.211 -0.6 -0.001 0.53 S-Dec. 2011 -0.7

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.054 -0.3 0.000 0.62 L-Apr. 2012 0.9

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

3.7 0.73 L-EVER -

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

-0.4 0.82 L-Apr. 2012 0.9

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.223 0.1 0.000 0.34 S-Feb. 2012 -0.5

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.121 0.9 0.001 0.48 L-Mar. 2012 1.1

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.098 -1.0 -0.001 0.47 S-Aug. 2011 -1.4

Other recreational goods(5)

0.466 0.0 0.000 0.44 S-Apr. 2012 -1.0

Toys(4)

0.346 -0.1 0.000 0.53 S-Apr. 2012 -1.5

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

0.4 0.51 S-Apr. 2012 -1.1

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(5)

0.061 0.3 0.000 0.91 L-Apr. 2012 1.2

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.039 0.5 0.000 0.42 L-Sep. 2011 1.2

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.597 0.3 0.002 0.34 S-Apr. 2012 -0.7

Educational books and supplies

0.202 0.3 0.001 0.29 S-Feb. 2012 0.1

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

0.0 0.24 S-Dec. 2011 -0.2

Information technology commodities(12)

0.395 0.3 0.001 0.43 S-Apr. 2012 -1.3

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.261 1.3 0.003 0.51 L-EVER -

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.048 -2.0 -0.001 0.75 S-Dec. 2010 -2.7

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

0.087 -1.5 -0.001 0.77 S-Sep. 2010 -1.8

Alcoholic beverages

0.945 0.3 0.003 0.13 L-Feb. 2012 0.3

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.569 0.0 0.000 0.21 S-Apr. 2012 -0.2

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.271 -0.4 -0.001 0.27 S-Apr. 2012 -0.5

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.071 0.7 0.000 0.33 L-Dec. 2010 1.0

Whiskey at home(6)

1.4 0.49 L-Oct. 2009 1.5

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

-0.1 0.59 L-Apr. 2012 0.3

Wine at home

0.227 0.5 0.001 0.37 L-Jan. 2012 0.6

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.376 0.6 0.002 0.16 L-Jan. 2012 0.8

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

0.4 0.13 L-Apr. 2011 0.6

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

1.5 0.20 L-May 2007 1.7

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

0.5 0.20 S-Mar. 2012 -0.8

Other goods(12)

1.641 0.4 0.006 0.19 L-Jan. 2012 0.4

Tobacco and smoking products(4)

0.788 0.4 0.003 0.16 L-Jan. 2012 0.5

Cigarettes(4)(5)

0.728 0.5 0.003 0.17 L-Jan. 2012 0.5

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.054 -0.2 0.000 0.46 S-Nov. 2011 -0.2

Personal care products(4)

0.647 0.3 0.002 0.37 L-Apr. 2012 0.3

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

0.338 0.0 0.000 0.54 L-Apr. 2012 0.1

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

0.302 0.8 0.002 0.56 L-Mar. 2012 1.0

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.206 0.4 0.001 0.44 L-Jan. 2012 0.7

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

0.2 0.46 L-Jan. 2012 0.5

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

-0.4 0.51 - -

Services less energy services

55.811 0.2 0.114 0.03 - -

Shelter

31.303 0.1 0.039 0.05 S-Sep. 2011 0.1

Rent of shelter(16)

30.957 0.1 0.023 0.05 S-Feb. 2012 0.1

Rent of primary residence(11)

6.418 0.1 0.008 0.07 S-Jun. 2011 0.1

Lodging away from home(5)

0.831 0.9 0.007 0.86 S-Apr. 2012 -0.2

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

0.153 0.3 0.000 0.05 S-Mar. 2012 0.3

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.678 1.0 0.007 1.07 S-Apr. 2012 -0.4

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

23.707 0.1 0.024 0.04 - -

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

22.308 0.1 0.022 0.04 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.347 0.1 0.000 0.21 S-Feb. 2012 -0.6

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.166 0.7 0.008 0.13 L-Apr. 2012 0.8

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.880 0.8 0.007 0.17 L-Apr. 2012 1.1

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.286 0.4 0.001 0.15 L-Feb. 2012 0.4

Household operations(4)(5)

0.724 0.4 0.003 0.10 L-Apr. 2012 0.4

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.248 0.7 0.002 0.07 L-Dec. 2010 0.7

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.236 -0.1 0.000 0.11 L-Apr. 2012 0.5

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

0.090 0.6 0.001 0.43 L-Feb. 2012 2.6

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.077 0.9 0.001 0.14 L-Apr. 2012 1.2

Medical care services

5.356 0.7 0.039 0.06 L-Sep. 2010 0.7

Professional services

2.978 0.4 0.013 0.08 - -

Physicians' services(11)

1.592 0.8 0.013 0.12 L-Jan. 2010 1.0

Dental services(11)

0.756 0.3 0.002 0.08 L-Dec. 2011 0.3

Eyeglasses and eye care(9)

0.254 -0.4 -0.001 0.23 S-Nov. 2011 -0.4

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

0.375 -0.1 0.000 0.12 S-Sep. 2011 -0.1

Hospital and related services

1.741 1.1 0.019 0.11 L-Sep. 2010 1.5

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.520 1.2 0.019 0.12 L-Sep. 2010 1.8

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

1.7 0.18 L-Sep. 2010 2.0

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

0.9 0.22 L-Sep. 2010 1.4

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

0.136 0.2 0.000 0.12 S-Apr. 2012 0.1

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

0.085 0.2 0.000 0.15 L-Apr. 2012 0.2

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.637 1.0 0.006 0.07 L-Apr. 2012 1.0

Transportation services

5.757 -0.2 -0.011 0.11 S-Feb. 2012 -0.2

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.386 0.0 0.000 0.44 L-Mar. 2012 0.0

Car and truck rental(5)

0.067 0.9 0.001 1.34 L-Apr. 2012 4.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.142 0.1 0.001 0.12 S-Apr. 2012 0.0

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.057 0.3 0.000 0.14 L-Mar. 2012 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.456 0.0 0.000 0.15 S-Nov. 2011 0.0

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.594 0.1 0.001 0.19 S-Apr. 2012 -0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.396 0.4 0.009 0.16 - -

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.558 0.1 0.000 0.12 - -

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

0.325 0.0 0.000 0.12 - -

Parking and other fees(4)(5)

0.211 0.2 0.000 0.16 - -

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

0.1 0.13 S-Apr. 2012 0.0

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

0.4 0.26 S-Apr. 2012 0.4

Public transportation

1.208 -1.8 -0.022 0.29 S-Feb. 2009 -1.9

Airline fare

0.799 -2.5 -0.020 0.40 S-Feb. 2009 -2.6

Other intercity transportation

0.148 0.4 0.001 0.66 L-Apr. 2012 0.8

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

1.4 0.52 L-Apr. 2012 1.7

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

4.5 1.24 S-Apr. 2012 2.8

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

1.1 0.82 L-Jul. 2011 1.4

Intracity transportation(4)

0.258 0.0 0.000 0.07 S-Jan. 2012 0.0

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

0.1 0.09 - -

Recreation services(12)

3.693 0.6 0.022 0.19 L-Jan. 2012 0.8

Video and audio services(12)

1.506 0.1 0.002 0.23 S-Aug. 2011 0.0

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.394 0.2 0.003 0.23 S-Apr. 2012 0.2

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

0.112 -0.4 0.000 0.84 S-Feb. 2012 -1.4

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

-1.5 1.22 S-Feb. 2012 -1.7

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

-0.2 0.75 S-Feb. 2012 -0.3

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.406 0.2 0.001 0.19 L-Apr. 2012 0.2

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

0.4 0.22 L-Mar. 2012 0.4

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

0.1 0.19 - -

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.058 0.2 0.000 0.36 L-Mar. 2012 0.3

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

0.3 0.36 L-Dec. 2011 0.5

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

0.3 0.44 L-Mar. 2012 0.3

Other recreation services(5)

1.722 1.1 0.019 0.35 L-Jan. 2012 1.1

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

0.563 0.3 0.002 0.71 L-Mar. 2012 0.9

Admissions(4)

0.628 2.2 0.014 0.50 L-Dec. 1999 2.3

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

2.4 0.42 L-EVER -

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

1.4 0.52 L-Jan. 2012 3.0

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.228 0.1 0.000 0.23 L-Apr. 2012 0.2

Education and communication services(12)

6.115 0.1 0.008 0.07 S-Sep. 2011 0.1

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.967 0.3 0.009 0.12 S-Apr. 2012 0.3

College tuition and fees

1.664 0.4 0.007 0.21 - -

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.376 0.2 0.001 0.03 S-Mar. 2012 0.2

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.767 0.0 0.000 0.11 S-Sep. 2011 -0.3

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.058 0.1 0.000 0.18 L-Mar. 2012 0.6

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.148 0.0 0.000 0.01 L-Apr. 2012 0.0

Postage(4)

0.138 -0.1 0.000 0.00 L-Apr. 2012 -0.1

Delivery services(4)(5)

0.010 0.7 0.000 0.12 L-Apr. 2012 1.2

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.399 0.1 0.002 0.05 - -

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.459 0.0 0.000 0.06 S-Apr. 2012 0.0

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.940 0.3 0.002 0.09 L-Jan. 2012 0.8

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

0.586 -0.5 -0.003 0.29 S-May 2011 -0.6

Other personal services(12)

1.698 0.3 0.005 0.10 L-Apr. 2012 0.3

Personal care services(4)

0.626 0.0 0.000 0.11 S-Jan. 2012 -0.1

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

0.626 0.0 0.000 0.11 S-Jan. 2012 -0.1

Miscellaneous personal services

1.072 0.4 0.005 0.13 L-Dec. 2011 0.5

Legal services(9)

0.294 0.4 0.001 0.12 - -

Funeral expenses(9)

0.157 0.2 0.000 0.09 L-Feb. 2012 0.2

Laundry and dry cleaning services(5)

0.238 0.2 0.000 0.09 S-Apr. 2012 -0.1

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

0.029 0.0 0.000 0.19 S-Apr. 2012 -0.2

Financial services(4)(9)

0.213 1.0 0.002 0.62 L-Apr. 2012 1.4

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

0.4 0.51 S-Apr. 2012 -1.1

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

0.6 0.73 S-Feb. 2012 0.5

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.826 0.0 0.015 0.03 L-Apr. 2012 0.0

All items less shelter

68.697 0.0 0.001 0.04 L-Apr. 2012 0.0

All items less food and shelter

54.523 0.0 -0.024 0.05 L-Mar. 2012 0.4

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.282 0.3 0.116 0.05 L-Apr. 2012 0.3

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

42.334 0.3 0.116 0.05 L-Jan. 2012 0.3

All items less medical care

92.929 0.0 -0.001 0.03 L-Apr. 2012 0.0

All items less energy

89.759 0.2 0.180 0.03 - -

Commodities

40.448 -0.2 -0.073 0.06 L-Apr. 2012 -0.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.826 0.2 0.041 0.09 L-Jan. 2012 0.3

Commodities less food

26.274 -0.4 -0.098 0.07 L-Mar. 2012 0.6

Commodities less food and beverages

25.329 -0.4 -0.101 0.07 L-Mar. 2012 0.6

Services

59.552 0.2 0.112 0.04 - -

Services less rent of shelter(16)

28.596 0.2 0.057 0.05 - -

Services less medical care services

54.197 0.1 0.060 0.04 S-Mar. 2012 0.1

Durables

8.912 0.0 -0.002 0.07 S-Jan. 2012 -0.1

Nondurables

31.536 -0.4 -0.125 0.07 L-Apr. 2012 -0.3

Nondurables less food

17.362 -0.7 -0.126 0.10 L-Mar. 2012 0.8

Nondurables less food and beverages

16.417 -0.8 -0.125 0.11 L-Mar. 2012 0.9

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.799 -1.1 -0.141 0.07 L-Mar. 2012 1.1

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.744 -1.1 -0.141 0.07 L-Mar. 2012 1.0

Housing

40.606 0.1 0.030 0.05 L-Apr. 2012 0.1

Education and communication(5)

6.712 0.1 0.010 0.08 S-Sep. 2011 0.1

Education(5)

3.169 0.3 0.009 0.12 S-Apr. 2012 0.3

Communication(5)

3.543 0.0 0.000 0.07 S-Apr. 2012 0.0

Information and information processing(5)

3.394 0.0 0.001 0.08 S-Apr. 2012 0.0

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

0.995 -0.2 -0.002 0.26 S-Mar. 2012 -0.2

Recreation(5)

5.998 0.3 0.021 0.15 L-Jan. 2012 0.6

Video and audio(5)

1.922 -0.2 -0.004 0.19 S-Apr. 2012 -0.2

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.092 0.4 0.005 0.26 L-Mar. 2012 0.4

Photography(5)

0.113 -0.1 0.000 0.36 L-Apr. 2012 0.5

Food and beverages

15.119 0.2 0.028 0.08 L-Apr. 2012 0.2

Domestically produced farm food(4)

7.214 0.0 -0.001 0.14 - -

Other services

11.506 0.3 0.035 0.08 L-Mar. 2012 0.3

Apparel less footwear

2.931 0.4 0.011 0.47 L-Mar. 2012 0.5

Fuels and utilities

5.244 -0.3 -0.017 0.13 L-Apr. 2012 -0.1

Household energy

4.078 -0.6 -0.025 0.15 L-Apr. 2012 -0.3

Medical care

7.071 0.6 0.040 0.06 L-Sep. 2010 0.6

Transportation

17.538 -0.7 -0.119 0.06 L-Apr. 2012 -0.5

Private transportation

16.331 -0.6 -0.097 0.06 L-Mar. 2012 0.9

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.638 0.1 0.008 0.08 S-Jan. 2012 -0.4

Utilities and public transportation

9.907 -0.1 -0.011 0.09 S-Jan. 2012 -0.2

Household furnishings and operations

4.059 0.2 0.008 0.12 L-Feb. 2012 0.3

Other goods and services

3.340 0.3 0.011 0.11 L-Nov. 2011 0.4

Personal care

2.551 0.3 0.008 0.13 L-Mar. 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, June 2012, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
May
2012
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Jun. 2011-
Jun. 2012
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Jun. 2011-
Jun. 2012(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 1.7 0.07 - -

Food

14.174 2.7 0.378 0.14 S-Feb. 2011 2.3

Food at home

8.539 2.6 0.211 0.20 S-Jan. 2011 2.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.232 2.6 0.029 0.43 S-Apr. 2011 2.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.477 2.6 0.010 0.72 S-Apr. 2011 1.7

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.053 6.2 0.003 1.33 L-Apr. 2012 9.4

Breakfast cereal

0.293 1.4 0.003 0.94 S-Jan. 2011 0.4

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.131 3.2 0.004 1.08 S-Apr. 2011 1.4

Rice(4)(5)

1.7 1.67 S-Apr. 2011 1.5

Bakery products

0.755 2.6 0.020 0.59 S-Apr. 2011 2.4

Bread(4)

0.222 1.4 0.003 1.22 S-Dec. 2010 1.1

White bread(5)

0.3 1.78 S-Oct. 2010 -0.1

Bread other than white(5)

2.1 1.73 S-Jan. 2011 2.1

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.112 2.8 0.003 1.05 S-Dec. 2010 2.0

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.182 4.3 0.008 1.06 S-Jan. 2012 3.6

Cookies(5)

5.5 1.51 S-Mar. 2012 5.0

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

3.6 1.15 S-Jan. 2012 3.5

Other bakery products

0.240 2.1 0.005 1.00 S-Apr. 2011 0.0

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

3.8 1.61 L-Apr. 2012 4.4

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

1.9 1.88 S-Apr. 2011 0.1

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

0.8 1.52 S-Apr. 2011 -1.6

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.929 3.3 0.062 0.39 L-Apr. 2012 4.6

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.826 3.3 0.060 0.41 L-Apr. 2012 4.6

Meats

1.187 3.3 0.038 0.52 L-Apr. 2012 4.2

Beef and veal

0.555 6.9 0.037 0.74 L-Feb. 2012 8.4

Uncooked ground beef

0.218 7.3 0.015 1.14 L-Feb. 2012 9.8

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.080 5.6 0.005 1.80 L-Apr. 2012 5.6

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.206 8.1 0.015 1.12 L-Jan. 2012 9.7

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.051 3.1 0.002 1.47 S-Mar. 2010 1.8

Pork

0.368 -0.9 -0.004 0.87 S-Mar. 2010 -2.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.139 -2.8 -0.004 1.49 S-Mar. 2010 -3.1

Bacon and related products(5)

-4.7 2.54 S-Nov. 2009 -5.6

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

3.5 1.68 S-Apr. 2012 1.6

Ham

0.079 2.0 0.002 1.75 S-Feb. 2012 1.4

Ham, excluding canned(5)

2.0 2.43 S-Feb. 2012 1.8

Pork chops

0.061 1.0 0.001 1.66 - -

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.089 -2.2 -0.002 1.96 L-Apr. 2012 2.9

Other meats

0.263 2.3 0.005 1.30 L-Apr. 2012 2.4

Frankfurters(5)

5.6 3.30 - -

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

1.0 0.93 S-Aug. 2010 0.6

Lamb and organ meats(5)

-0.3 3.30 L-Apr. 2012 4.7

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

-0.4 5.73 L-Apr. 2012 10.0

Poultry

0.335 5.1 0.017 0.93 L-Apr. 2012 6.1

Chicken(4)

0.259 4.2 0.011 0.99 L-Apr. 2012 5.3

Fresh whole chicken(5)

2.2 2.17 L-Apr. 2012 8.8

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

6.0 1.25 L-Mar. 2008 6.3

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.076 8.3 0.006 2.24 S-Oct. 2011 7.3

Fish and seafood

0.304 1.6 0.005 1.03 S-Sep. 2010 1.6

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.157 -0.4 -0.001 1.47 - -

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.148 3.9 0.006 1.17 S-Apr. 2011 3.4

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

6.1 2.12 S-Mar. 2012 3.6

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

3.1 2.12 S-Jan. 2011 2.7

Eggs

0.102 3.2 0.002 1.18 L-Apr. 2012 5.6

Dairy and related products

0.890 1.5 0.012 0.51 S-May 2010 0.9

Milk(4)

0.289 -1.4 -0.004 0.79 S-Jan. 2010 -6.9

Fresh whole milk(5)

-2.8 1.28 S-Jan. 2010 -8.6

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

-0.5 1.16 S-Jan. 2010 -5.4

Cheese and related products

0.282 2.0 0.005 0.88 S-Mar. 2011 1.9

Ice cream and related products

0.135 3.2 0.004 1.31 S-Jan. 2011 2.4

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.184 4.3 0.007 0.93 L-Apr. 2012 4.6

Fruits and vegetables

1.262 1.1 0.012 0.55 L-Dec. 2011 2.3

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.956 -0.2 -0.003 0.69 L-Dec. 2011 0.9

Fresh fruits

0.509 3.3 0.014 1.01 L-Oct. 2011 5.2

Apples

0.085 9.2 0.008 1.75 L-Nov. 2011 9.6

Bananas

0.081 0.1 0.000 1.44 L-Jan. 2012 2.5

Citrus fruits(4)

0.109 1.6 0.004 2.25 S-Apr. 2012 0.4

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

2.2 2.47 S-Mar. 2012 0.1

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.235 2.0 0.003 1.56 S-Mar. 2012 1.2

Fresh vegetables

0.447 -3.6 -0.017 1.01 L-Jan. 2012 -0.2

Potatoes

0.082 -3.4 -0.002 1.86 L-Apr. 2012 0.2

Lettuce

0.058 -6.4 -0.004 2.27 L-Jan. 2012 -1.4

Tomatoes

0.072 -6.9 -0.006 2.40 L-Jan. 2012 -0.4

Other fresh vegetables

0.234 -1.8 -0.005 1.33 L-Jan. 2012 -1.3

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.306 5.1 0.015 0.70 S-Sep. 2011 4.0

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.152 3.5 0.005 1.02 S-Sep. 2011 3.3

Canned fruits(4)(5)

1.8 1.19 S-May 2011 1.2

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

4.4 1.43 S-Oct. 2011 4.4

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.097 6.9 0.006 1.23 L-Mar. 2012 6.9

Frozen vegetables(5)

6.8 1.25 L-Feb. 2012 7.4

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.057 6.7 0.004 1.36 S-Mar. 2012 5.9

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

15.1 2.74 L-Apr. 2012 15.6

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.940 0.9 0.009 0.68 S-Feb. 2011 0.6

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.702 1.2 0.008 0.84 S-Apr. 2011 1.1

Carbonated drinks

0.286 0.9 0.003 1.14 S-Apr. 2011 0.9

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 9.4 0.001 2.34 L-Mar. 2012 11.3

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.402 1.1 0.004 1.05 L-Mar. 2012 1.5

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.238 0.3 0.001 0.99 S-Aug. 2010 -0.2

Coffee

0.146 -0.2 -0.001 1.45 S-Aug. 2010 -0.8

Roasted coffee(5)

-0.8 1.78 S-Jul. 2010 -1.8

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

2.1 2.00 S-Mar. 2012 2.0

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.092 1.4 0.002 1.25 L-Dec. 2011 2.2

Other food at home

2.286 4.1 0.087 0.41 S-Jul. 2011 3.5

Sugar and sweets

0.307 3.8 0.011 0.99 S-Dec. 2011 3.8

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.061 2.7 0.002 0.92 S-Mar. 2011 2.7

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.182 4.2 0.008 1.53 S-Dec. 2011 3.1

Other sweets(4)

0.064 3.7 0.002 1.05 S-Mar. 2012 3.4

Fats and oils

0.264 6.1 0.015 0.82 S-Feb. 2011 4.8

Butter and margarine(4)

0.075 -1.3 -0.001 1.41 S-Mar. 2010 -4.2

Butter(5)

-10.4 2.47 S-Dec. 2009 -11.5

Margarine(5)

8.8 1.86 S-Feb. 2011 6.1

Salad dressing(4)

0.066 1.1 0.001 1.32 S-Nov. 2010 0.4

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.123 14.1 0.015 1.22 S-Nov. 2011 13.5

Peanut butter(4)(5)

39.2 1.63 L-Apr. 2012 40.9

Other foods

1.715 3.8 0.061 0.49 S-Sep. 2011 3.6

Soups

0.101 3.0 0.003 1.59 S-Dec. 2011 2.5

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.302 -0.2 -0.001 1.11 S-Apr. 2011 -1.1

Snacks

0.326 8.3 0.026 0.93 L-Apr. 2009 10.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.285 2.2 0.007 1.04 L-Apr. 2012 4.4

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

7.9 1.99 S-Mar. 2012 7.6

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

2.1 1.64 L-Apr. 2012 3.1

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

0.5 1.83 L-Apr. 2012 1.2

Other condiments(5)

2.8 1.66 S-Feb. 2011 2.7

Baby food(4)

0.071 4.8 0.004 0.94 S-Sep. 2011 3.4

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.630 4.3 0.022 0.80 S-Apr. 2012 3.5

Prepared salads(6)(5)

3.6 1.42 S-Apr. 2012 2.0

Food away from home

5.634 2.9 0.167 0.17 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.672 2.7 0.073 0.21 L-Mar. 2012 2.7

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.267 3.2 0.074 0.30 S-Apr. 2012 3.1

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.256 2.8 0.007 0.54 S-Jun. 2011 2.3

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

2.2 0.73 S-Jul. 2010 -0.3

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.081 3.9 0.004 0.88 S-Apr. 2012 3.7

Other food away from home(4)

0.358 2.4 0.008 0.45 L-Jan. 2012 3.3

Energy

10.241 -3.9 -0.390 0.19 - -

Energy commodities

6.500 -4.4 -0.283 0.18 S-Oct. 2009 -18.7

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.337 -7.0 -0.024 0.92 S-Nov. 2009 -7.7

Fuel oil

0.232 -6.8 -0.016 1.14 S-Nov. 2009 -6.9

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.105 -7.2 -0.008 1.24 S-Nov. 2009 -9.0

Motor fuel

6.163 -4.3 -0.259 0.19 S-Oct. 2009 -18.4

Gasoline (all types)

5.970 -4.3 -0.249 0.19 S-Oct. 2009 -17.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

-4.5 0.48 S-Oct. 2009 -18.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

-3.9 0.45 S-Oct. 2009 -17.2

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

-3.6 0.45 S-Oct. 2009 -16.8

Other motor fuels(4)

0.194 -4.6 -0.011 0.33 S-Nov. 2009 -6.0

Energy services(10)

3.741 -3.0 -0.107 0.32 L-Apr. 2012 -2.4

Electricity(10)

2.911 0.5 0.023 0.37 L-Apr. 2012 0.6

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.830 -13.6 -0.129 0.62 L-Apr. 2012 -11.6

All items less food and energy

75.585 2.2 1.677 0.09 S-Feb. 2012 2.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.774 1.4 0.271 0.20 S-May 2011 1.2

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.335 0.4 0.015 0.35 L-Apr. 2012 0.7

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.272 -4.1 -0.012 1.43 S-Mar. 2011 -5.3

Floor coverings(4)

0.039 -1.3 -0.001 1.43 S-Apr. 2011 -1.5

Window coverings(4)

0.076 0.2 0.000 2.32 L-Dec. 2011 0.8

Other linens(4)

0.157 -6.8 -0.012 1.74 L-Apr. 2012 -4.4

Furniture and bedding

0.718 0.6 0.005 0.91 S-Oct. 2011 0.4

Bedroom furniture

0.233 1.3 0.004 1.64 L-Mar. 2012 1.4

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

0.344 2.5 0.008 1.20 S-Jan. 2012 2.2

Other furniture(4)

0.133 -4.9 -0.007 2.17 S-Jul. 2011 -6.5

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

Appliances(4)

0.288 3.2 0.009 0.76 L-Apr. 2012 3.7

Major appliances(4)

0.166 6.8 0.011 1.10 S-Jan. 2012 5.9

Laundry equipment(5)

9.2 1.75 L-Apr. 2012 9.5

Other appliances(4)

0.119 -1.8 -0.002 1.22 L-Apr. 2012 -1.3

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.491 -4.6 -0.025 1.21 L-Feb. 2012 -4.5

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.259 -6.2 -0.017 1.82 L-Sep. 2011 -5.4

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.102 -0.5 -0.001 1.49 L-Feb. 2012 0.6

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.047 -10.7 -0.006 2.54 L-Apr. 2012 -7.9

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.084 -0.4 0.000 1.31 S-Mar. 2012 -0.6

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.682 1.1 0.008 0.60 L-Feb. 2012 1.4

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.172 1.4 0.003 1.02 S-Jun. 2011 1.1

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.364 1.0 0.003 0.77 L-Aug. 2009 1.2

Housekeeping supplies

0.883 3.5 0.030 0.51 L-Apr. 2012 3.7

Household cleaning products(4)

0.357 2.9 0.010 0.81 L-Apr. 2012 3.0

Household paper products(4)

0.241 4.6 0.011 0.92 L-Mar. 2012 4.6

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.286 3.3 0.010 1.02 - -

Apparel

3.618 3.9 0.137 0.95 S-Sep. 2011 3.5

Men's and boys' apparel

0.877 4.0 0.034 1.06 S-Sep. 2011 3.9

Men's apparel

0.696 3.7 0.025 1.19 S-Sep. 2011 3.5

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.127 3.5 0.004 3.03 L-Mar. 2012 5.1

Men's furnishings

0.185 5.1 0.009 2.44 S-Sep. 2011 5.1

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.212 3.8 0.009 2.52 L-Apr. 2012 7.6

Men's pants and shorts

0.164 2.9 0.003 2.41 S-Apr. 2011 1.5

Boys' apparel

0.182 5.2 0.009 2.92 S-Feb. 2012 3.0

Women's and girls' apparel

1.539 4.4 0.066 1.86 S-Sep. 2011 3.7

Women's apparel

1.292 4.1 0.050 2.10 S-Dec. 2011 4.0

Women's outerwear

0.080 -3.0 0.006 9.10 S-Nov. 2010 -3.3

Women's dresses

0.177 2.4 0.006 6.62 S-Jan. 2012 -0.3

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.625 4.3 0.024 2.06 S-Apr. 2012 4.0

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

0.395 3.8 0.014 3.96 S-Sep. 2011 2.7

Girls' apparel

0.246 6.5 0.015 4.48 S-Jul. 2011 3.3

Footwear

0.687 3.0 0.021 1.07 L-Jan. 2010 4.0

Men's footwear

0.211 3.4 0.007 1.63 S-Mar. 2012 1.7

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.149 1.2 0.002 2.62 L-Apr. 2012 1.4

Women's footwear

0.327 3.6 0.012 1.73 L-Feb. 2010 3.6

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.198 7.5 0.014 2.01 L-Mar. 2012 7.5

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.316 0.7 0.002 2.42 L-Apr. 2012 0.9

Watches(8)

0.088 1.3 0.002 1.57 L-Dec. 2011 1.3

Jewelry(8)

0.229 0.2 0.001 2.79 L-Apr. 2012 0.5

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.619 1.5 0.082 0.19 S-Feb. 2011 1.5

New vehicles

3.169 0.9 0.029 0.30 S-Feb. 2011 0.9

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

0.9 0.30 S-Jan. 2011 0.2

New cars(5)

0.4 0.40 S-Feb. 2011 0.3

New trucks(13)(5)

1.4 0.30 - -

Used cars and trucks

1.948 2.3 0.042 0.22 S-Mar. 2011 2.3

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.433 2.7 0.011 0.44 S-Jul. 2010 2.6

Tires

0.294 2.8 0.008 0.63 S-Jul. 2010 2.4

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.139 2.5 0.004 0.68 S-Feb. 2011 2.2

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

1.0 0.63 S-Jan. 2011 1.0

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

9.5 1.76 S-Jun. 2011 7.7

Medical care commodities

1.715 2.9 0.048 0.40 L-Mar. 2012 3.3

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.636 3.0 0.047 0.41 L-Mar. 2012 3.4

Prescription drugs

1.324 3.5 0.045 0.44 L-Apr. 2012 3.7

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.312 0.9 0.003 0.88 L-EVER -

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.079 0.7 0.001 0.82 S-Mar. 2012 0.5

Recreation commodities(11)

2.305 -1.8 -0.044 0.39 S-May 2011 -2.0

Video and audio products(11)

0.416 -10.1 -0.044 0.60 S-Apr. 2012 -10.1

Televisions

0.163 -19.5 -0.033 1.34 S-Apr. 2012 -19.6

Other video equipment(4)

0.027 -13.0 -0.004 1.56 S-May 2011 -13.4

Audio equipment

0.071 -7.1 -0.006 1.07 L-Mar. 2012 -6.2

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.044 -4.4 -0.002 1.35 S-Nov. 2010 -5.3

Pets and pet products

0.687 2.4 0.017 0.79 S-Feb. 2012 2.2

Pet food(4)(5)

3.2 0.92 S-Apr. 2012 3.2

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

0.7 1.71 L-Mar. 2012 1.1

Sporting goods

0.459 -0.4 -0.004 0.84 S-Nov. 2011 -0.9

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.239 0.3 0.001 0.89 L-Apr. 2012 1.2

Sports equipment

0.211 -1.4 -0.005 1.45 S-Mar. 2012 -3.1

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.054 -4.2 -0.003 1.54 L-Apr. 2012 -3.5

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

14.4 2.11 L-EVER -

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

-6.8 2.64 L-Apr. 2012 -5.8

Recreational reading materials

0.223 2.5 0.006 1.14 L-Dec. 2009 2.8

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.121 6.1 0.008 0.90 L-Oct. 2009 6.6

Recreational books(4)

0.098 -1.7 -0.002 2.06 S-Apr. 2012 -1.7

Other recreational goods(4)

0.466 -3.7 -0.017 1.11 L-Apr. 2012 -3.5

Toys

0.346 -5.4 -0.018 1.36 - -

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

-2.1 1.11 - -

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.061 2.8 0.002 1.76 - -

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.039 0.6 0.000 1.08 L-Jul. 2010 0.7

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.597 -2.4 -0.012 0.84 L-EVER -

Educational books and supplies

0.202 5.9 0.012 1.03 L-Nov. 2011 6.2

College textbooks(14)(5)

6.4 1.03 - -

Information technology commodities(11)

0.395 -7.1 -0.024 1.09 L-May 2011 -6.8

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.261 -8.0 -0.018 1.28 L-May 2011 -7.5

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.048 -4.3 -0.002 2.07 S-Nov. 2011 -5.6

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

0.087 -5.7 -0.004 2.89 S-Dec. 2011 -5.9

Alcoholic beverages

0.945 1.9 0.018 0.45 L-Mar. 2012 2.0

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.569 1.0 0.005 0.43 L-Jan. 2012 1.0

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.271 1.7 0.005 0.60 S-Apr. 2012 1.5

Distilled spirits at home

0.071 -0.1 0.000 0.67 L-Apr. 2012 0.1

Whiskey at home(5)

2.4 0.93 L-Jan. 2012 3.7

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

-0.5 1.00 S-Feb. 2012 -1.1

Wine at home

0.227 0.2 0.001 0.79 L-Feb. 2011 0.3

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.376 3.2 0.013 1.04 L-Apr. 2012 3.7

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

1.6 0.68 L-Mar. 2012 1.7

Wine away from home(4)(5)

3.9 0.98 L-Sep. 2009 3.9

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

3.8 1.83 L-Apr. 2012 4.6

Other goods(11)

1.641 1.6 0.028 0.47 L-Apr. 2011 2.3

Tobacco and smoking products

0.788 2.4 0.021 0.67 - -

Cigarettes(4)

0.728 2.5 0.020 0.71 L-Jan. 2012 2.7

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.054 2.3 0.001 1.05 S-Oct. 2007 2.0

Personal care products

0.647 1.2 0.008 0.71 S-Apr. 2012 1.1

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

0.338 0.5 0.002 1.12 S-Feb. 2012 -1.4

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.302 1.9 0.006 0.90 - -

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.206 -0.5 -0.001 1.02 L-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

0.4 1.16 L-Mar. 2012 0.4

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

-3.7 1.18 L-Apr. 2012 -3.7

Services less energy services

55.811 2.5 1.406 0.10 - -

Shelter

31.303 2.2 0.688 0.13 S-Apr. 2012 2.2

Rent of shelter(15)

30.957 2.2 0.677 0.14 S-Apr. 2012 2.2

Rent of primary residence(10)

6.418 2.7 0.161 0.18 - -

Lodging away from home(4)

0.831 3.5 0.027 1.03 S-Apr. 2012 3.5

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

0.153 3.8 0.006 0.32 S-Apr. 2012 3.8

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.678 3.2 0.021 1.27 S-Jan. 2012 1.9

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

23.707 2.0 0.489 0.15 S-Mar. 2012 2.0

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

22.308 2.0 0.458 0.15 S-Mar. 2012 2.0

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.347 3.2 0.011 0.94 S-Feb. 2012 2.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.166 5.5 0.061 0.48 L-Dec. 2010 5.7

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.880 6.7 0.056 0.63 L-Dec. 2010 6.8

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.286 1.9 0.005 0.48 L-Apr. 2012 2.1

Household operations(4)

0.724 2.5 0.018 0.42 L-Mar. 2012 2.5

Domestic services(4)

0.248 2.0 0.005 0.53 L-Jan. 2009 2.8

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.236 1.6 0.004 0.42 S-Dec. 2011 1.5

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.090 3.8 0.003 2.54 L-Mar. 2012 4.5

Repair of household items(4)

0.077 0.004 1.03 - -

Medical care services

5.356 4.3 0.221 0.23 L-Jun. 2008 4.6

Professional services

2.978 2.0 0.058 0.24 L-Jan. 2012 2.0

Physicians' services(10)

1.592 2.2 0.034 0.39 L-Jan. 2012 2.4

Dental services(10)

0.756 2.1 0.015 0.38 L-Mar. 2012 2.2

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.254 2.5 0.006 0.69 S-Apr. 2012 0.9

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.375 0.8 0.003 0.34 S-Feb. 2012 0.7

Hospital and related services

1.741 5.3 0.090 0.43 L-Jan. 2012 5.3

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.520 5.8 0.084 0.50 L-Jan. 2012 5.8

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

6.3 1.10 L-Nov. 2011 6.8

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

5.3 0.81 L-Aug. 2011 6.1

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

0.136 3.8 0.005 0.34 - -

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.085 0.9 0.001 0.62 - -

Health insurance(7)

0.637 13.9 0.073 0.24 L-EVER -

Transportation services

5.757 1.8 0.104 0.34 S-Apr. 2012 1.7

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.386 -6.5 -0.033 1.06 S-May 2010 -6.9

Car and truck rental(4)

0.067 0.7 0.001 2.53 S-Apr. 2012 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.142 2.0 0.023 0.32 - -

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 2.1 0.001 0.61 L-Oct. 2011 2.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.456 2.5 0.011 0.46 S-Apr. 2012 2.5

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.594 1.7 0.010 0.47 L-Apr. 2012 1.7

Motor vehicle insurance

2.396 3.2 0.078 0.69 L-Dec. 2011 3.4

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.558 3.0 0.016 0.40 L-Mar. 2012 3.0

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

0.325 0.5 0.002 0.59 - -

Parking and other fees(4)

0.211 6.9 0.014 0.37 L-Nov. 2009 7.2

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

8.8 0.65 S-Apr. 2012 8.7

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

3.4 0.62 L-Jul. 2007 3.9

Public transportation

1.208 1.6 0.019 0.74 S-Apr. 2012 1.1

Airline fare

0.799 2.0 0.014 1.04 S-Apr. 2012 1.2

Other intercity transportation

0.148 -0.5 -0.001 1.41 L-Dec. 2011 -0.5

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

0.72 - -

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

-1.0 2.70 S-Apr. 2012 -3.1

Ship fare(4)(5)

-1.1 1.72 L-Dec. 2011 1.1

Intracity transportation

0.258 2.2 0.006 0.48 - -

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

1.6 1.48 L-Apr. 2012 1.8

Recreation services(11)

3.693 3.3 0.120 0.50 L-EVER -

Video and audio services(11)

1.506 4.9 0.070 0.78 L-EVER -

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.394 4.9 0.065 0.83 L-Jul. 2006 5.9

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

0.112 3.9 0.005 3.13 S-Mar. 2012 3.4

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

-5.0 3.14 S-Mar. 2012 -6.9

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

11.5 4.48 S-Aug. 2011 9.9

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.406 3.0 0.012 1.14 - -

Pet services(4)(5)

2.6 1.05 L-Mar. 2012 2.8

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

2.5 1.50 S-Mar. 2010 2.3

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.058 1.9 0.002 1.20 L-Apr. 2012 2.6

Photographer fees(4)(5)

1.2 1.73 L-Apr. 2012 1.8

Film processing(4)(5)

2.1 1.08 L-Apr. 2012 2.5

Other recreation services(4)

1.722 2.0 0.035 0.79 L-Mar. 2009 2.4

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

0.563 2.0 0.011 1.56 L-Apr. 2012 3.0

Admissions

0.628 3.0 0.019 1.05 L-May 2010 3.6

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

2.7 1.24 L-May 2010 3.5

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

4.5 1.31 L-May 2010 4.6

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.228 0.3 0.001 0.94 S-Jan. 2012 0.3

Education and communication services(11)

6.115 2.6 0.153 0.26 S-Apr. 2012 2.6

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.967 4.2 0.119 0.44 - -

College tuition and fees

1.664 5.3 0.079 0.77 - -

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.376 3.6 0.015 0.51 S-Apr. 2012 3.6

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.767 2.3 0.018 0.35 S-Dec. 2011 2.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.058 4.9 0.002 0.81 S-Jun. 2011 4.5

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.148 3.8 0.006 0.29 - -

Postage

0.138 3.8 0.005 0.30 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.010 4.9 0.000 0.43 L-Apr. 2012 7.2

Telephone services(4)

2.399 0.9 0.021 0.33 L-Dec. 2009 1.0

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.459 -0.6 -0.006 0.50 - -

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.940 2.7 0.027 0.36 L-EVER -

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.586 1.3 0.008 0.77 S-Apr. 2012 1.1

Other personal services(11)

1.698 2.4 0.041 0.40 L-Dec. 2011 2.4

Personal care services

0.626 1.5 0.009 0.47 - -

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.626 1.5 0.009 0.47 - -

Miscellaneous personal services

1.072 3.0 0.031 0.46 L-Dec. 2011 3.2

Legal services(8)

0.294 2.6 0.008 1.07 L-Dec. 2011 2.7

Funeral expenses(8)

0.157 1.6 0.003 0.45 S-EVER -

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.238 1.8 0.004 0.51 L-Feb. 2011 1.9

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.029 2.9 0.001 0.95 S-Apr. 2011 2.4

Financial services(8)

0.213 6.1 0.012 1.11 L-Jan. 2012 7.1

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

6.7 1.54 L-Mar. 2012 8.9

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

5.4 1.27 S-Oct. 2011 4.5

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.826 1.5 1.286 0.08 - -

All items less shelter

68.697 1.4 0.976 0.08 - -

All items less food and shelter

54.523 1.1 0.598 0.10 - -

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.282 2.2 0.989 0.11 - -

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

42.334 2.2 0.947 0.12 - -

All items less medical care

92.929 1.5 1.395 0.08 S-Jan. 2011 1.5

All items less energy

89.759 2.3 2.054 0.08 - -

Commodities

40.448 0.9 0.365 0.12 S-Oct. 2009 -1.7

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.826 1.3 0.229 0.22 S-Jun. 2011 1.3

Commodities less food

26.274 0.0 -0.012 0.17 S-Oct. 2009 -2.3

Commodities less food and beverages

25.329 0.0 -0.030 0.18 S-Oct. 2009 -2.5

Services

59.552 2.2 1.299 0.10 L-Jan. 2012 2.2

Services less rent of shelter(15)

28.596 2.2 0.622 0.13 L-Jan. 2012 2.4

Services less medical care services

54.197 2.0 1.078 0.10 L-Apr. 2012 2.0

Durables

8.912 0.2 0.009 0.18 S-Mar. 2011 0.0

Nondurables

31.536 1.1 0.357 0.15 S-Oct. 2009 -2.6

Nondurables less food

17.362 -0.1 -0.021 0.26 S-Oct. 2009 -4.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

16.417 -0.2 -0.039 0.27 S-Oct. 2009 -4.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.799 -1.4 -0.176 0.16 S-Oct. 2009 -6.8

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.744 -1.1 -0.158 0.15 S-Oct. 2009 -6.0

Housing

40.606 1.6 0.652 0.11 - -

Education and communication(4)

6.712 2.2 0.140 0.25 - -

Education(4)

3.169 4.3 0.130 0.41 - -

Communication(4)

3.543 0.2 0.010 0.27 - -

Information and information processing(4)

3.394 0.1 0.004 0.28 L-Oct. 2009 0.4

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

0.995 -2.2 -0.016 0.59 L-Dec. 2010 -2.0

Recreation(4)

5.998 1.3 0.076 0.35 L-Jan. 2012 1.4

Video and audio(4)

1.922 1.4 0.027 0.65 L-Jan. 2012 1.5

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.092 2.6 0.029 0.62 S-May 2011 2.3

Photography(4)

0.113 -0.5 -0.001 0.94 L-Apr. 2012 0.2

Food and beverages

15.119 2.7 0.396 0.14 - -

Domestically produced farm food

7.214 2.9 0.197 0.21 S-Jan. 2011 2.4

Other services

11.506 2.8 0.313 0.22 L-Jun. 2009 2.8

Apparel less footwear

2.931 4.1 0.116 1.12 S-Sep. 2011 4.1

Fuels and utilities

5.244 -1.4 -0.070 0.27 L-Apr. 2012 -0.6

Household energy

4.078 -3.3 -0.131 0.31 L-Apr. 2012 -2.2

Medical care

7.071 4.0 0.269 0.18 L-Jun. 2008 4.0

Transportation

17.538 -0.2 -0.073 0.15 S-Oct. 2009 -3.8

Private transportation

16.331 -0.4 -0.092 0.15 S-Oct. 2009 -3.8

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.638 0.8 0.039 0.21 S-Feb. 2011 0.6

Utilities and public transportation

9.907 0.5 0.059 0.23 L-Apr. 2012 0.5

Household furnishings and operations

4.059 0.8 0.033 0.29 L-Apr. 2012 1.0

Other goods and services

3.340 2.0 0.069 0.33 L-Feb. 2011 2.0

Personal care

2.551 1.9 0.047 0.35 L-Apr. 2009 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: July 17, 2012
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