Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release


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                  Consumer Price Index - August 2012

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.6 percent in August 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 seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index was the
 largest since June 2009. About 80 percent of the increase was
 accounted for by the gasoline index, which rose 9.0 percent and was
 the major factor in the energy index rising sharply in August after
 declining in each of the four previous months.
 
 The food index increased 0.2 percent in August, with major grocery
 store food group indexes mixed. The index for all items less food and
 energy rose 0.1 percent for the second month in a row. The indexes
 for shelter, medical care, personal care, new vehicles, and
 recreation all rose in August. These increases more than offset
 declines in the indexes for used cars and trucks, apparel, household
 furnishings and operations, and airline fares.
 
 The 12-month change in the index for all items was 1.7 percent in
 August, an increase from the July figure of 1.4 percent. The index
 for all items less food and energy rose 1.9 percent for the 12 months
 ending August, a slight decline from the 2.1 percent figure in July
 and its smallest increase since July 2011.
 

 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.
                              Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May   June  July  Aug.   ended 
                              2012  2012  2012  2012  2012  2012  2012   Aug.  
                                                                         2012  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .4    .3    .0   -.3    .0    .0    .6      1.7
  Food......................    .0    .2    .2    .0    .2    .1    .2      2.0
   Food at home.............    .0    .1    .2   -.1    .1    .0    .1      1.5
   Food away from home (1)..    .1    .2    .3    .2    .2    .2    .3      2.8
  Energy....................   3.2    .9  -1.7  -4.3  -1.4   -.3   5.6      -.6
   Energy commodities.......   5.7   1.7  -2.6  -6.4  -2.3    .2   8.6      1.5
    Gasoline (all types)....   6.0   1.7  -2.6  -6.8  -2.0    .3   9.0      1.8
    Fuel oil (1)............   2.8   2.7  -1.1  -2.8  -7.9   -.5   4.6      -.8
   Energy services..........   -.8   -.4   -.2   -.7    .0  -1.1    .8     -3.7
    Electricity.............    .0   -.8    .2    .3   -.5  -1.3    .2     -1.2
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -3.4    .9  -1.8  -4.1   1.7   -.2   2.8    -11.2
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .1    .2    .2    .2    .2    .1    .1      1.9
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .1    .2    .2    .2    .2    .0   -.2       .7
    New vehicles............    .6    .2    .4    .2    .2   -.1    .2      1.0
    Used cars and trucks....   -.2   1.3   1.5   1.0    .0   -.5   -.9      -.6
    Apparel.................   -.9    .5    .4    .4    .5    .2   -.5      1.7
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .8    .4    .0    .0    .1    .5    .3      3.6
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .1    .2    .3    .2    .2    .1    .1      2.4
    Shelter.................    .2    .2    .2    .2    .1    .1    .2      2.1
    Transportation services    -.2    .3    .5    .3   -.2   -.2    .0      1.4
    Medical care services...    .0    .3    .4    .5    .7    .3    .2      4.2

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.



 Consumer Price Index Data for August 2012
 
 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.2 percent in August after a 0.1 percent
 increase in July and has risen 2.0 percent over the past 12 months.
 The food at home index, which was unchanged in July, increased 0.1
 percent in August. The food at home index has been stable in recent
 months, increasing a total of 0.1 percent since April. Three of the
 six major grocery store food group indexes increased in August. The
 fruits and vegetables index increased 0.5 percent in August after
 declining in July, with the index for fresh fruits rising 1.9 percent
 but the fresh vegetables index declining 1.3 percent. The index for
 meats, poultry, fish, and eggs rose 0.4 percent in August, its third
 consecutive increase. The index for dairy and related products rose
 0.1 percent, ending a streak of six consecutive declines. In contrast
 to these increases the index for nonalcoholic beverages fell 0.2
 percent in August after a 0.5 percent July decrease, and the index
 for other food at home fell 0.1 percent. The index for cereals and
 bakery products was unchanged in August. The index for food away from
 home rose 0.3 percent in August and has risen 2.8 percent over the
 last 12 months.
 

 Energy
 
 The energy index, which had declined in each of the four previous
 months, rose 5.6 percent in August. This was its largest increase
 since June 2009. The gasoline index accounted for most of the
 increase, rising 9.0 percent. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline
 prices increased 7.2 percent in August.) However, the other major
 energy indexes, which had all declined in July, increased as well.
 The fuel oil index increased 4.6 percent, the index for natural gas
 rose 2.8 percent, and the electricity index advanced 0.2 percent.
 Over the last 12 months, the energy index has declined 0.6 percent.
 The gasoline index has risen 1.8 percent over that span, but the
 other major indexes have declined, with the index for natural gas
 down 11.2 percent, the electricity index down 1.2 percent, and the
 fuel oil index down 0.8 percent.


 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in
 August, the same increase as in July. The index for shelter, which
 rose 0.1 percent in July, rose 0.2 percent in August. The rent index
 increased 0.2 percent and the index for owners' equivalent rent rose
 0.3 percent, but the index for lodging away from home fell 0.6
 percent. The medical care index rose 0.2 percent in August after
 rising 0.4 percent in July. The indexes for personal care, new
 vehicles, and recreation also increased in August. In contrast to
 these increases, several indexes declined in August. The index for
 used cars and trucks fell 0.9 percent, the apparel index fell 0.5
 percent, and the index for household furnishings and operations fell
 0.3 percent. The index for airline fares fell 1.3 percent in August,
 its third decline in a row, and the tobacco index also declined.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy has risen 1.9 percent
 over the last 12 months; this figure has been trending down slightly
 since its recent peak of 2.3 percent in March, April, and May.
 Indexes for most major components have increased over the period,
 though the indexes for used cars and trucks and airline fares show
 declines.  The medical care index rose 4.1 percent and the shelter
 index increased 2.1 percent.
 
 
 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 230.379
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.6 percent prior
 to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 1.7 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 227.056  (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased
 0.7 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 1.5 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index increased 0.4 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
 Please note that the indexes for the post-2010 period are subject to
 revision.
 
 
 The Consumer Price Index for September 2012 is scheduled to be
 released on Tuesday, October 16, 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, August 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jul.
2012
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Aug.
2011
Jul.
2012
Aug.
2012
Aug.
2011-
Aug.
2012
Jul.
2012-
Aug.
2012
May
2012-
Jun.
2012
Jun.
2012-
Jul.
2012
Jul.
2012-
Aug.
2012

All items

100.000 226.545 229.104 230.379 1.7 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6

Food

14.235 229.554 233.630 234.156 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Food at home

8.558 228.354 231.306 231.708 1.5 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.235 262.970 268.449 267.794 1.8 -0.2 -0.4 0.3 0.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.951 225.651 231.309 232.475 3.0 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.4

Dairy and related products(1)

0.886 216.720 214.434 214.549 -1.0 0.1 -0.3 -0.5 0.1

Fruits and vegetables

1.252 282.579 280.173 280.672 -0.7 0.2 1.3 -0.3 0.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.941 168.268 167.375 167.622 -0.4 0.1 0.1 -0.5 -0.2

Other food at home

2.293 200.054 205.508 205.864 2.9 0.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.677 232.513 238.337 239.057 2.8 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Energy

9.849 251.706 239.972 250.306 -0.6 4.3 -1.4 -0.3 5.6

Energy commodities

5.957 315.330 299.361 320.214 1.5 7.0 -2.3 0.2 8.6

Fuel oil(1)

0.213 367.286 348.104 364.165 -0.8 4.6 -7.9 -0.5 4.6

Motor fuel

5.647 311.962 296.502 317.798 1.9 7.2 -2.0 0.2 8.9

Gasoline (all types)

5.468 311.269 295.498 316.859 1.8 7.2 -2.0 0.3 9.0

Energy services(2)

3.891 201.564 193.679 194.136 -3.7 0.2 0.0 -1.1 0.8

Electricity(2)

3.026 205.362 203.318 202.870 -1.2 -0.2 -0.5 -1.3 0.2

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.865 186.808 162.972 165.953 -11.2 1.8 1.7 -0.2 2.8

All items less food and energy

75.916 225.874 229.893 230.196 1.9 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.717 146.159 147.137 147.133 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.0 -0.2

Apparel

3.476 121.547 122.300 123.568 1.7 1.0 0.5 0.2 -0.5

New vehicles

3.169 142.327 143.953 143.749 1.0 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.982 155.823 155.815 154.851 -0.6 -0.6 0.0 -0.5 -0.9

Medical care commodities(1)

1.730 324.395 335.048 336.004 3.6 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.3

Alcoholic beverages

0.949 227.126 231.192 230.674 1.6 -0.2 0.3 -0.1 -0.2

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.803 837.427 858.730 857.727 2.4 -0.1 0.4 1.1 -0.1

Services less energy services

56.199 274.038 280.024 280.526 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1

Shelter

31.519 252.546 257.409 257.843 2.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

6.460 254.003 260.107 260.677 2.6 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

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

23.846 260.178 264.740 265.422 2.0 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

Medical care services

5.416 424.546 442.305 442.410 4.2 0.0 0.7 0.3 0.2

Physicians' services(2)

1.615 341.141 348.828 349.608 2.5 0.2 0.8 0.4 0.3

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.540 242.032 254.982 253.380 4.7 -0.6 1.2 0.4 -0.4

Transportation services

5.773 268.940 272.860 272.651 1.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 0.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.146 253.337 257.423 257.641 1.7 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.417 388.619 400.709 403.246 3.8 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.6

Airline fare

0.773 308.670 305.689 299.284 -3.0 -2.1 -2.5 -2.7 -1.3

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

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


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

All items

100.000 1.7 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6

Food

14.235 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Food at home

8.558 1.5 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.235 1.8 -0.2 -0.4 0.3 0.0

Cereals and cereal products

0.477 1.8 -0.3 -0.1 -0.5 -0.3

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.054 4.3 -0.5 1.5 -0.9 0.2

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.292 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.131 2.1 -0.8 -1.0 0.8 -0.8

Rice(1)(2)(3)

2.3 -0.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4

Bakery products

0.758 2.0 -0.2 -0.5 0.8 0.0

Bread(2)

0.225 1.0 -1.5 -0.7 1.3 -0.3

White bread(1)(3)

2.0 -0.8 -0.9 2.3 -0.8

Bread other than white(1)(3)

-0.3 -2.3 -0.9 1.2 -2.3

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

0.112 1.6 0.0 0.4 -0.1 0.4

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.183 3.3 -0.5 -0.6 1.0 -0.4

Cookies(1)(3)

5.2 -1.3 -0.7 0.6 -1.1

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

2.0 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.3

Other bakery products

0.238 1.7 1.2 0.0 -0.4 0.8

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

3.5 2.7 1.0 -1.0 2.7

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

3.2 0.6 -1.7 0.8 0.2

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

-0.4 1.4 -0.3 -0.8 1.6

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.951 3.0 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.4

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.848 2.9 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1

Meats

1.196 2.5 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.3

Beef and veal(1)

0.564 5.8 -0.4 0.6 0.6 -0.4

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.221 6.8 0.0 1.1 -0.3 0.0

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.082 5.0 -0.4 0.5 1.5 -0.4

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.209 5.4 -1.0 0.3 1.2 -1.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.052 4.0 0.4 0.0 0.7 0.4

Pork

0.371 -0.2 1.6 -0.8 -0.1 1.7

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.139 0.2 2.7 -1.4 0.1 2.7

Bacon and related products(3)

0.4 4.2 -1.5 1.6 3.6

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

3.1 0.9 -0.4 -1.7 0.9

Ham

0.080 1.1 2.5 0.6 -1.8 2.0

Ham, excluding canned(3)

1.2 2.6 0.6 -2.1 2.3

Pork chops

0.062 0.6 0.9 -0.4 0.1 1.1

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.090 -2.5 -0.5 -0.5 0.3 0.6

Other meats

0.262 -0.2 0.7 -0.3 -0.9 0.1

Frankfurters(3)

1.4 1.9 -2.7 0.5 0.4

Lunchmeats(1)(2)(3)

-0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.4 0.2

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

-4.4 0.0 0.3 -0.9 0.0

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

-11.5 1.6 0.5 -7.1 1.6

Poultry

0.345 5.6 -0.5 1.0 1.3 -0.4

Chicken(2)

0.268 5.3 -0.5 1.3 1.4 -0.4

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

3.9 -2.1 0.7 3.3 -2.1

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

5.9 0.1 2.6 0.3 0.1

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.077 6.9 -0.6 0.1 0.5 -0.4

Fish and seafood(1)

0.307 1.3 -0.7 0.1 0.4 0.0

Fresh fish and seafood(1)(2)

0.157 -0.4 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.2

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.150 3.4 -1.2 1.0 0.0 -0.3

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

6.8 -0.6 0.8 1.7 -0.6

Frozen fish and seafood(1)(3)

0.1 -2.2 1.2 -0.9 -2.2

Eggs

0.103 5.5 8.1 0.9 0.0 5.0

Dairy and related products(1)

0.886 -1.0 0.1 -0.3 -0.5 0.1

Milk(1)(2)

0.289 -2.7 0.2 -0.6 0.3 0.2

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

-3.1 1.3 -1.2 -0.1 1.3

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

-2.2 -0.4 -0.3 0.5 -0.4

Cheese and related products(1)

0.280 -1.6 0.6 1.0 -1.6 0.9

Ice cream and related products

0.132 1.2 -1.0 -1.9 0.3 -0.9

Other dairy and related products(2)

0.185 1.1 -0.3 0.9 -0.8 -0.7

Fruits and vegetables

1.252 -0.7 0.2 1.3 -0.3 0.5

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.948 -2.1 0.0 1.7 -0.1 0.4

Fresh fruits

0.492 0.0 1.8 0.3 -0.8 1.9

Apples

0.095 10.1 5.0 4.0 1.5 3.6

Bananas

0.081 -0.8 -1.4 0.3 0.0 -0.6

Citrus fruits(2)

0.116 -0.1 6.3 0.0 0.1 1.2

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

-0.1 9.2 -1.9 -1.3 1.7

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.199 -5.9 -1.2 0.1 -3.7 1.6

Fresh vegetables

0.456 -4.3 -1.8 3.2 0.8 -1.3

Potatoes

0.082 -13.7 -0.8 -1.8 -3.3 -4.2

Lettuce

0.059 -2.5 2.0 2.1 2.3 0.9

Tomatoes(1)

0.079 -4.1 -4.8 8.7 0.0 -4.8

Other fresh vegetables

0.236 -1.1 -2.1 1.1 1.1 -0.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.305 3.9 0.6 0.0 -1.1 0.9

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.150 1.6 0.8 -0.6 -1.2 0.8

Canned fruits(2)(3)

1.9 1.1 0.1 0.5 1.6

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

1.4 0.7 -1.1 -2.3 0.5

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.096 5.4 0.4 0.8 -1.6 1.0

Frozen vegetables(3)

6.0 -0.4 1.2 -1.1 0.4

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.058 8.3 0.3 0.1 -0.1 0.6

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

15.9 0.8 2.3 -0.9 0.8

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.941 -0.4 0.1 0.1 -0.5 -0.2

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.703 0.1 0.1 0.2 -0.6 0.2

Carbonated drinks

0.286 0.3 0.8 -0.4 -0.1 0.7

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 1.3 -1.6 -0.2 -0.6 -1.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.403 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.238 -1.7 0.4 0.1 -0.5 -0.4

Coffee

0.145 -3.8 0.3 -1.3 -0.5 0.3

Roasted coffee(3)

-4.4 0.3 -1.3 -0.6 -0.1

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

-0.3 0.0 -1.7 1.5 0.0

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.093 0.9 0.5 2.5 -0.4 -0.6

Other food at home

2.293 2.9 0.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.310 2.5 -0.7 0.4 0.4 -0.7

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.060 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.2

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.185 3.0 -0.7 1.0 0.4 -0.7

Other sweets(2)

0.064 2.9 -1.2 -0.3 1.1 -1.2

Fats and oils

0.264 3.6 -0.3 -0.5 -0.4 -0.3

Butter and margarine(2)

0.075 -4.5 0.4 -0.3 -1.2 -0.1

Butter(3)

-11.9 -0.3 -1.4 0.7 -0.3

Margarine(3)

2.5 0.8 0.8 -1.7 0.0

Salad dressing(1)(2)

0.066 0.3 -0.5 -1.6 0.9 -0.5

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.123 11.0 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

34.4 0.3 0.8 -0.3 0.3

Other foods

1.719 2.8 0.4 -0.2 0.0 0.1

Soups

0.102 1.7 -1.3 -1.0 0.9 0.0

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.303 0.1 -0.8 -0.7 0.7 -0.8

Snacks(1)

0.325 6.2 1.2 0.4 -1.0 1.2

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.288 1.8 1.4 0.5 0.2 0.5

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

6.1 1.0 -0.8 -0.8 0.9

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

-1.2 2.4 -0.3 -0.1 2.4

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

0.7 0.1 1.1 1.5 -0.6

Other condiments(1)(3)

2.8 0.2 1.5 -0.1 0.2

Baby food(1)(2)

0.072 2.1 -0.3 0.3 0.1 -0.3

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.629 3.3 0.4 -0.3 -0.2 0.4

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

5.3 1.0 -0.3 1.2 1.0

Food away from home(1)

5.677 2.8 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.693 2.6 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.290 3.3 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.2

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.252 1.0 2.6 -0.9 0.6 0.8

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

0.5 2.8 -1.9 0.0 2.8

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

0.082 2.9 0.3 0.4 -0.1 0.3

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.361 2.0 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1

Energy

9.849 -0.6 4.3 -1.4 -0.3 5.6

Energy commodities

5.957 1.5 7.0 -2.3 0.2 8.6

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.310 -4.2 3.0 -7.0 -1.4 3.0

Fuel oil(1)

0.213 -0.8 4.6 -7.9 -0.5 4.6

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

0.097 -11.1 -0.5 -4.2 -2.2 -0.4

Motor fuel

5.647 1.9 7.2 -2.0 0.2 8.9

Gasoline (all types)

5.468 1.8 7.2 -2.0 0.3 9.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

1.7 7.3 -2.1 0.3 9.1

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

2.4 7.2 -1.7 0.4 9.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

2.1 6.8 -1.9 0.0 8.5

Other motor fuels(2)

0.179 1.0 5.8 -7.0 -1.1 6.3

Energy services(8)

3.891 -3.7 0.2 0.0 -1.1 0.8

Electricity(8)

3.026 -1.2 -0.2 -0.5 -1.3 0.2

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.865 -11.2 1.8 1.7 -0.2 2.8

All items less food and energy

75.916 1.9 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.717 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.0 -0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.348 0.0 -0.5 0.1 0.0 -0.5

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

0.271 -4.1 -0.9 -0.3 -0.5 -0.9

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.039 -2.8 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.4

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.076 0.1 -0.4 -0.2 0.5 -0.4

Other linens(1)(2)

0.156 -6.3 -1.3 -0.4 -1.0 -1.3

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.723 1.3 -0.5 -0.1 0.4 -0.5

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.233 1.0 0.0 -0.4 0.1 0.0

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

0.346 0.8 -0.4 0.7 -0.6 -0.4

Other furniture(2)

0.136 3.6 -1.6 -0.8 5.7 -0.6

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

Appliances(2)

0.288 0.9 -0.7 0.3 -0.5 -1.0

Major appliances(2)

0.166 2.9 -1.1 0.4 -0.1 -1.4

Laundry equipment(3)

6.6 -0.9 0.1 0.8 -1.3

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.119 -1.9 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0

Other household equipment and furnishings(1)(2)

0.495 -3.7 -0.8 0.0 0.5 -0.8

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.261 -4.5 -0.6 -0.2 0.9 -0.6

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.102 -0.4 -1.3 0.8 0.1 -0.6

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.047 -10.9 -0.7 0.0 -0.2 -0.7

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.085 0.0 -1.1 0.0 0.8 -0.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.682 -0.1 -0.6 0.1 0.1 -0.3

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.173 0.3 -0.2 -0.2 0.2 -0.2

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.363 -0.3 -0.8 0.4 -0.4 -0.6

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.889 2.0 0.0 0.5 -0.1 0.0

Household cleaning products(1)(2)

0.360 1.3 -0.2 0.7 -0.2 -0.2

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.241 3.8 0.3 0.1 -0.1 0.3

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.287 1.5 0.1 0.5 -0.1 0.1

Apparel

3.476 1.7 1.0 0.5 0.2 -0.5

Men's and boys' apparel

0.861 4.2 0.4 0.6 2.1 -0.6

Men's apparel

0.684 3.6 0.7 0.5 1.9 -0.2

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.123 -2.0 1.3 1.0 -0.3 -1.0

Men's furnishings

0.182 4.6 -0.3 -1.0 0.9 1.8

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.212 6.4 2.7 2.2 3.9 0.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.160 3.9 -1.1 -1.9 2.5 -0.7

Boys' apparel

0.177 6.5 -0.9 -1.3 1.8 0.3

Women's and girls' apparel

1.425 -0.1 1.1 -0.1 -0.4 -1.3

Women's apparel

1.194 0.2 1.4 -0.5 -0.3 -0.7

Women's outerwear

0.071 -14.1 6.3 -3.5 0.8 -6.3

Women's dresses

0.155 -3.8 3.7 -2.1 -3.1 -3.5

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.567 2.5 1.5 -0.7 0.2 -0.8

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

0.386 1.0 -0.6 0.8 -0.2 1.6

Girls' apparel

0.231 -1.7 -0.6 1.9 -0.8 -4.3

Footwear

0.676 2.7 0.9 1.1 -0.1 0.3

Men's footwear(1)

0.209 2.2 0.8 -0.2 -1.0 0.8

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.148 0.0 0.6 0.9 1.1 -0.3

Women's footwear

0.318 4.4 1.1 1.9 -0.3 0.6

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.197 4.0 1.0 0.7 0.9 -0.9

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.316 -0.5 2.9 1.8 -2.2 2.7

Watches(1)(6)

0.088 2.1 2.7 1.3 -0.7 2.7

Jewelry(6)

0.228 -1.4 3.0 1.9 -2.5 2.8

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.656 0.5 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.2

New vehicles

3.169 1.0 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.2

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

1.0 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.2

New cars(3)

0.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.1

New trucks(3)(11)

1.7 -0.1 0.4 0.1 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.982 -0.6 -0.6 0.0 -0.5 -0.9

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.436 2.3 -0.1 0.0 0.3 -0.1

Tires(1)

0.296 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.140 2.0 -0.4 0.0 0.7 -0.4

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

2.1 -0.2 0.0 0.9 -0.2

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

2.0 -1.2 0.3 -0.5 -1.2

Medical care commodities(1)

1.730 3.6 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.3

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.651 3.6 0.3 0.1 0.6 0.3

Prescription drugs

1.337 4.0 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.5

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.314 2.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.0

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.079 2.9 -0.5 -0.2 -0.3 -0.5

Recreation commodities(9)

2.301 -2.1 -0.3 -0.1 -0.4 -0.2

Video and audio products(9)

0.408 -9.3 -0.4 -1.5 -0.7 0.0

Televisions

0.155 -18.0 -0.9 -3.2 -1.9 0.1

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.026 -11.4 -0.3 -1.8 0.1 -0.3

Audio equipment(1)

0.071 -7.1 0.0 0.3 0.7 0.0

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

0.043 -4.3 -0.3 -0.9 -0.5 -0.3

Pets and pet products(1)

0.688 0.7 0.0 0.5 -0.6 0.0

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

1.0 0.0 0.8 -0.6 0.0

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

-0.8 -0.1 0.2 -0.8 -0.1

Sporting goods(1)

0.462 0.0 -0.2 0.2 0.1 -0.2

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.243 0.7 -0.4 0.9 0.7 -0.4

Sports equipment(1)

0.209 -1.0 0.0 -0.6 -0.5 0.0

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.054 -4.0 -0.6 -0.3 0.2 -0.3

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

3.7

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

-5.8 -0.4 -0.4 0.5 -0.6

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.224 2.6 -0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.2

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.123 5.1 -0.3 0.9 -0.2 -0.3

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.098 -0.3 -0.2 -1.0 0.4 -0.2

Other recreational goods(2)

0.465 -3.8 -0.7 0.0 -0.6 -0.7

Toys(1)

0.344 -6.2 -1.2 -0.1 -0.9 -1.2

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

-2.5 -1.1 0.4 -0.8 -1.1

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(2)

0.062 5.4 1.6 0.3 0.6 1.4

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.039 1.6 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.4

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.596 -2.0 -0.3 0.3 -0.4 -0.4

Educational books and supplies

0.204 7.6 2.2 0.3 0.7 1.3

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

8.4 1.4 0.0 1.9 1.4

Information technology commodities(9)

0.391 -7.1 -1.6 0.3 -1.0 -1.2

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.260 -7.4 -1.8 1.3 -1.1 -1.3

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.047 -7.2 -2.3 -2.0 -0.7 -2.3

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

0.085 -5.9 -0.5 -1.5 -0.9 -0.5

Alcoholic beverages

0.949 1.6 -0.2 0.3 -0.1 -0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.571 0.8 -0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.4

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.269 1.8 0.2 -0.4 -0.4 0.4

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.072 0.0 0.5 0.7 -0.2 -0.1

Whiskey at home(3)

0.5 -0.1 1.4 -0.9 -0.4

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

0.1 0.6 -0.1 0.4 0.6

Wine at home

0.230 -0.1 -1.4 0.5 0.5 -1.4

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.378 2.6 0.0 0.6 -0.3 0.0

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

2.1 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.4

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

2.2 -0.8 1.5 0.1 -0.8

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

3.4 0.3 0.5 -0.5 0.3

Other goods(9)

1.660 2.2 0.1 0.4 0.6 0.3

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.803 2.4 -0.1 0.4 1.1 -0.1

Cigarettes(1)(2)

0.743 2.4 -0.1 0.5 1.2 -0.1

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.054 2.4 0.0 -0.2 0.2 0.0

Personal care products(1)

0.652 2.6 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.4

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

0.342 2.1 -0.1 0.0 0.8 -0.1

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

0.304 3.0 1.0 0.8 -0.5 1.0

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.205 0.4 0.0 0.4 -0.2 1.5

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

1.5 0.2 0.2 -0.2 1.7

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

-2.1 -0.4 -0.4 -1.6 -0.4

Services less energy services

56.199 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1

Shelter

31.519 2.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Rent of shelter(13)

31.170 2.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Rent of primary residence(8)

6.460 2.6 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

Lodging away from home(2)

0.863 0.6 -2.7 0.9 -2.3 -0.6

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

0.154 4.0 2.0 0.3 0.5 0.2

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.709 -0.3 -3.7 1.0 -3.0 -0.9

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

23.846 2.0 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

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

22.438 2.0 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.349 3.3 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.182 6.2 1.1 0.7 0.3 0.8

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.891 7.4 1.5 0.8 0.1 1.0

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.291 2.6 0.1 0.4 0.9 0.1

Household operations(1)(2)

0.729 2.3 0.1 0.4 -0.1 0.1

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.250 1.5 0.1 0.7 -0.3 0.1

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.237 1.3 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1

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

0.091 4.3 -0.2 0.6 -0.2 -0.2

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.078 0.4 0.9 0.4 0.4

Medical care services

5.416 4.2 0.0 0.7 0.3 0.2

Professional services

3.003 2.2 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.4

Physicians' services(8)

1.615 2.5 0.2 0.8 0.4 0.3

Dental services(8)

0.760 2.4 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.5

Eyeglasses and eye care(6)

0.251 0.6 -0.2 -0.4 -0.8 0.1

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

0.376 1.3 0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.3

Hospital and related services

1.762 4.4 -0.5 1.1 0.4 -0.4

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.540 4.7 -0.6 1.2 0.4 -0.4

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

4.9 -0.9 1.7 0.4 -0.7

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

4.3 -0.6 0.9 0.4 -0.4

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

0.137 3.9 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2

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

0.086 1.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.651 14.8 0.5 1.0 0.9 0.5

Transportation services

5.773 1.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 0.0

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.384 -6.1 -0.8 0.0 -1.3 -0.7

Car and truck rental(2)

0.075 0.9 0.4 0.9 0.2 -2.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.146 1.7 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.057 1.9 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.457 1.9 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.596 1.6 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.417 3.8 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.6

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.562 3.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1

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

0.326 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Parking and other fees(1)(2)

0.214 7.3 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.3

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

9.4 0.8 0.1 1.0 0.8

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

2.9 -0.2 0.4 0.1 -0.2

Public transportation

1.190 -1.5 -1.6 -1.8 -1.5 -0.9

Airline fare

0.773 -3.0 -2.1 -2.5 -2.7 -1.3

Other intercity transportation

0.153 -1.7 -1.7 0.4 -1.5 -1.3

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

2.2 -0.4 1.4 1.4 -0.4

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

3.0 -1.6 4.5 6.0 -1.6

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

-5.2 -2.8 1.1 0.2 -2.8

Intracity transportation(1)

0.262 3.5 0.1 0.0 1.3 0.1

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

3.3 0.2 0.1 1.7 0.2

Recreation services(9)

3.728 3.3 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.2

Video and audio services(9)

1.514 4.8 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.4

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.403 5.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.5

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

0.111 -0.5 -0.6 -0.4 -0.9 -0.6

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

-7.2 -0.9 -1.5 -1.2 -0.9

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

5.3 -0.5 -0.2 -1.1 -0.5

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.410 2.8 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.0

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

3.0 0.0 0.4 0.6 0.0

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

2.6 0.0 0.1 0.9 -0.1

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.058 1.4 -0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.2

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

1.4 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.1

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

1.2 -0.3 0.3 -0.2 -0.3

Other recreation services(2)

1.745 2.2 0.1 1.1 -0.1 0.1

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

0.566 3.4 0.3 0.3 -0.1 0.3

Admissions(1)

0.644 2.3 -0.6 2.2 0.2 -0.6

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

2.0 -0.7 2.4 0.3 -0.7

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

4.4 0.1 1.4 -0.2 0.1

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.228 0.5 1.3 0.1 -0.5 1.3

Education and communication services(9)

6.141 1.9 0.4 0.1 0.0 -0.4

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.999 3.6 1.4 0.3 0.5 -0.2

College tuition and fees

1.684 4.2 2.0 0.4 0.6 -0.5

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.381 3.6 1.4 0.2 0.7 -0.3

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.772 2.3 0.3 0.0 0.4 0.0

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.059 2.5 0.6 0.1 -0.6 -0.3

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.149 3.7 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2

Postage(1)

0.138 3.8 0.0 -0.1 0.3 0.3

Delivery services(1)(2)

0.010 2.4 -1.2 0.7 -1.4 -1.2

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.397 0.2 -0.3 0.1 -0.5 -0.3

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.453 -1.3 -0.7 0.0 -0.7 -0.7

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.944 2.4 0.3 0.3 -0.1 0.3

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

0.581 -0.8 -1.2 -0.5 -0.5 -1.2

Other personal services(9)

1.712 2.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Personal care services(1)

0.629 1.8 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.3

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

0.629 1.8 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.3

Miscellaneous personal services

1.083 2.9 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.2

Legal services(6)

0.295 1.8 0.3 0.4 -0.4 0.3

Funeral expenses(6)

0.158 1.5 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.0

Laundry and dry cleaning services(2)

0.239 2.2 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.5

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

0.030 2.5 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.4

Financial services(1)(6)

0.218 6.3 0.0 1.0 1.1 0.0

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

7.4 1.2 0.4 0.8 1.2

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

5.5 -0.1 0.6 0.5 -0.1

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

All items less food

85.765 226.092 228.417 229.813 1.6 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.7

All items less shelter

68.481 218.952 220.629 222.251 1.5 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.8

All items less food and shelter

54.246 215.906 217.019 218.904 1.4 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.9

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.397 211.352 214.896 215.124 1.8 0.1 0.3 0.1 -0.1

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

42.415 214.589 218.400 218.705 1.9 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.0

All items less medical care

92.854 217.955 219.972 221.275 1.5 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6

All items less energy

90.151 225.797 229.811 230.148 1.9 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Commodities

39.910 185.566 185.872 187.952 1.3 1.1 -0.2 0.1 1.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.734 145.828 146.949 147.046 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.1 -0.1

Commodities less food

25.674 164.059 162.997 165.628 1.0 1.6 -0.4 0.0 1.8

Commodities less food and beverages

24.725 161.621 160.419 163.121 0.9 1.7 -0.4 0.1 1.9

Services

60.090 267.271 272.062 272.560 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(1)

28.921 292.871 297.722 298.312 1.9 0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.1

Services less medical care services

54.675 255.085 259.084 259.599 1.8 0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.2

Durables

8.950 113.799 113.751 113.250 -0.5 -0.4 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Nondurables

30.960 220.958 221.463 224.939 1.8 1.6 -0.4 0.1 1.7

Nondurables less food

16.724 211.642 209.533 215.220 1.7 2.7 -0.7 0.1 3.0

Nondurables less food and beverages

15.775 210.546 208.076 214.091 1.7 2.9 -0.8 0.2 3.1

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.299 270.809 266.207 275.298 1.7 3.4 -1.1 0.1 4.2

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.248 265.656 261.851 270.110 1.7 3.2 -1.1 0.1 3.9

Housing

40.979 220.506 223.316 223.699 1.4 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.3

Education and communication(2)

6.736 132.028 133.546 134.039 1.5 0.4 0.1 0.0 -0.4

Education(2)

3.203 210.266 215.156 218.286 3.8 1.5 0.3 0.5 -0.1

Communication(2)

3.533 83.077 83.117 82.605 -0.6 -0.6 0.0 -0.5 -0.6

Information and information processing(2)

3.384 79.687 79.598 79.090 -0.7 -0.6 0.0 -0.6 -0.6

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

0.987 8.960 8.778 8.656 -3.4 -1.4 -0.2 -0.7 -1.3

Recreation(2)

6.030 113.592 114.944 114.929 1.2 0.0 0.3 -0.1 0.1

Video and audio(2)

1.922 98.222 99.630 99.747 1.6 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.4

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.098 160.158 162.426 162.481 1.5 0.0 0.4 -0.3 0.0

Photography(2)

0.113 80.062 79.751 79.447 -0.8 -0.4 -0.1 0.1 -0.3

Food and beverages

15.185 229.490 233.557 234.017 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Domestically produced farm food(4)

7.229 234.747 238.300 238.853 1.7 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.2

Other services

11.581 315.791 322.397 323.412 2.4 0.3 0.3 0.1 -0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.800 115.780 116.158 117.408 1.4 1.1 0.4 0.2 -0.6

Fuels and utilities

5.383 226.493 221.449 222.769 -1.6 0.6 -0.3 -0.8 0.9

Household energy

4.201 200.144 191.913 192.759 -3.7 0.4 -0.6 -1.1 0.9

Medical care

7.146 400.874 416.759 417.123 4.1 0.1 0.6 0.4 0.2

Transportation

17.077 216.057 214.294 219.110 1.4 2.2 -0.7 -0.1 2.9

Private transportation

15.887 211.315 209.458 214.763 1.6 2.5 -0.6 0.1 3.1

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.679 101.524 101.811 101.458 -0.1 -0.3 0.1 -0.3 -0.3

Utilities and public transportation

10.064 209.928 209.479 209.491 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.7 0.2

Household furnishings and operations

4.077 125.138 126.077 125.610 0.4 -0.4 0.2 0.2 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.372 387.053 395.418 396.161 2.4 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.3

Personal care

2.569 208.199 212.440 213.041 2.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.5

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, August 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Aug. 2012 from: Percent change to Jul. 2012 from:
Aug.
2011
Jun.
2012
Jul.
2012
Jul.
2011
May
2012
Jun.
2012

U.S. city average

M

1.7 0.4 0.6 1.4 -0.3 -0.2

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

1.3 0.4 0.5 1.1 -0.3 -0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.4 0.5 0.6 1.1 -0.2 -0.1

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

M

1.1 0.2 0.3 1.0 -0.5 -0.1

Midwest urban

M

1.8 0.7 0.7 1.3 -0.1 0.0

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.7 0.6 0.6 1.3 -0.1 0.0

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

M

1.9 0.7 0.8 1.2 -0.2 -0.1

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

2.0 0.8 0.6 1.8 0.4 0.2

South urban

M

1.6 0.4 0.6 1.4 -0.3 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.5 0.4 0.7 1.2 -0.4 -0.3

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

M

1.5 0.4 0.5 1.4 -0.3 -0.1

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

2.5 0.9 0.8 1.7 -0.3 0.1

West urban

M

2.1 0.1 0.5 1.8 -0.5 -0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.3 0.3 0.6 2.0 -0.4 -0.3

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

M

1.3 -0.3 0.2 1.1 -0.8 -0.5

Size classes

A(4)

M

1.8 0.4 0.6 1.4 -0.3 -0.2

B/C(3)

M

1.4 0.3 0.5 1.3 -0.4 -0.2

D

M

2.5 0.7 0.7 2.0 -0.1 0.0

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

1.5 0.4 0.6 1.1 -0.3 -0.2

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

2.3 0.5 0.6 1.9 -0.5 -0.1

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

M

1.4 0.4 0.6 1.1 -0.3 -0.2

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

1

0.8 -0.1

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

1.4 0.0

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

1.3 -0.5

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

1

1.4 -0.2

Atlanta, GA

2

1.5 0.6

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

1.5 1.2

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

0.7 -0.4

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

1.4 0.9

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

2

1.4 0.9

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

2.8 0.6

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

2.7 0.3

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

December 2000

2.6 3.4

December 2001

1.3 1.6

December 2002

2.0 2.4

December 2003

1.7 1.9

December 2004

3.2 3.3

December 2005

2.9 3.4

December 2006

2.3 2.5

December 2007

3.7 4.1

December 2008

0.2 0.1

December 2009

2.5 2.7

January 2010

0.4 0.3 2.4 2.6

February 2010

0.0 0.0 1.9 2.1

March 2010

0.4 0.4 2.1 2.3

April 2010

0.1 0.2 2.1 2.2

May 2010

0.0 0.1 1.8 2.0

June 2010

-0.1 -0.1 0.8 1.1

July 2010

0.0 0.0 1.0 1.2

August 2010

0.2 0.1 0.9 1.1

September 2010

0.1 0.1 0.9 1.1

October 2010

0.1 0.1 0.9 1.2

November 2010

0.0 0.0 0.9 1.1

December 2010

0.2 0.2 1.3 1.5

January 2011

0.4 0.5 1.4 1.6

February 2011

0.5 0.5 1.9 2.1

March 2011

0.8 1.0 2.3 2.7

April 2011

0.6 0.6 2.7 3.2

May 2011

0.4 0.5 3.1 3.6

June 2011

0.0 -0.1 3.2 3.6

July 2011

0.1 0.1 3.3 3.6

August 2011

0.3 0.3 3.4 3.8

September 2011

0.2 0.2 3.5 3.9

October 2011

-0.2 -0.2 3.2 3.5

November 2011

-0.1 -0.1 3.1 3.4

December 2011

-0.2 -0.2 2.7 3.0

January 2012

0.4 0.4 2.7 2.9

February 2012

0.4 0.4 2.6 2.9

March 2012

0.6 0.8 2.4 2.7

April 2012

0.3 0.3 2.1 2.3

May 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.6 1.7

June 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.6 1.7

July 2012

-0.2 -0.2 1.3 1.4

August 2012

0.4 0.6 1.5 1.7

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, August 2012, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jul.
2012
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jul. 2012-
Aug. 2012
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Jul. 2012-
Aug. 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 0.6 0.03 L-Jun. 2009 0.8

Food

14.235 0.2 0.029 0.08 L-Jun. 2012 0.2

Food at home

8.558 0.1 0.012 0.14 L-Jun. 2012 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.235 0.0 0.000 0.35 S-Jun. 2012 -0.4

Cereals and cereal products

0.477 -0.3 -0.002 0.50 L-Jun. 2012 -0.1

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.054 0.2 0.000 0.88 L-Jun. 2012 1.5

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.292 -0.1 0.000 0.69 L-May 2012 0.6

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.131 -0.8 -0.001 0.72 S-Jun. 2012 -1.0

Rice(4)(5)(6)

-0.4 0.81 S-May 2012 -0.8

Bakery products

0.758 0.0 0.000 0.43 S-Jun. 2012 -0.5

Bread(5)

0.225 -0.3 -0.001 0.89 S-Jun. 2012 -0.7

White bread(4)(6)

-0.8 1.19 S-Jun. 2012 -0.9

Bread other than white(4)(6)

-2.3 1.30 S-Jan. 2012 -2.4

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

0.112 0.4 0.001 0.61 L-Jun. 2012 0.4

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.183 -0.4 -0.001 0.88 S-Jun. 2012 -0.6

Cookies(4)(6)

-1.1 0.95 S-May 2011 -1.5

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

0.3 0.97 S-Jun. 2012 0.2

Other bakery products

0.238 0.8 0.002 0.78 L-Oct. 2011 1.1

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

2.7 0.92 L-Mar. 2000 2.7

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

0.2 1.17 S-Jun. 2012 -1.7

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

1.6 1.11 L-May 2011 2.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.951 0.4 0.008 0.23 L-Mar. 2012 0.8

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.848 0.1 0.002 0.24 S-May 2012 -0.6

Meats

1.196 0.3 0.004 0.28 L-Mar. 2012 0.5

Beef and veal(4)

0.564 -0.4 -0.002 0.41 S-Jun. 2011 -0.7

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.221 0.0 0.000 0.60 L-Jun. 2012 1.1

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.082 -0.4 0.000 1.10 S-Apr. 2012 -0.6

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.209 -1.0 -0.002 0.79 S-Jun. 2011 -2.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.052 0.4 0.000 0.73 S-Jun. 2012 0.0

Pork

0.371 1.7 0.006 0.48 L-Oct. 2010 2.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.139 2.7 0.004 0.84 L-Mar. 2011 3.8

Bacon and related products(6)

3.6 1.07 L-Mar. 2011 4.5

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

0.9 1.23 L-May 2012 2.8

Ham

0.080 2.0 0.002 0.98 L-Mar. 2012 2.4

Ham, excluding canned(6)

2.3 1.04 L-Mar. 2012 2.5

Pork chops

0.062 1.1 0.001 1.02 L-Apr. 2012 1.8

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.090 0.6 0.001 1.09 L-Dec. 2011 0.6

Other meats

0.262 0.1 0.000 0.63 L-May 2012 0.6

Frankfurters(6)

0.4 2.08 S-Jun. 2012 -2.7

Lunchmeats(4)(5)(6)

0.2 0.64 L-Mar. 2012 0.2

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

0.0 1.06 L-Jun. 2012 0.3

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

1.6 1.19 L-Feb. 2012 3.4

Poultry

0.345 -0.4 -0.002 0.62 S-May 2012 -1.3

Chicken(5)

0.268 -0.4 -0.001 0.80 S-May 2012 -1.9

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

-2.1 1.91 S-May 2012 -4.8

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

0.1 0.85 S-May 2012 -0.8

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.077 -0.4 0.000 0.80 S-Apr. 2012 -1.1

Fish and seafood(4)

0.307 0.0 0.000 0.52 S-May 2012 -1.2

Fresh fish and seafood(4)(5)

0.157 -0.2 0.000 0.75 S-Jun. 2012 -0.2

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.150 -0.3 0.000 0.70 S-May 2012 -1.4

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

-0.6 1.17 S-May 2012 -1.3

Frozen fish and seafood(4)(6)

-2.2 1.03 S-Sep. 2009 -3.1

Eggs

0.103 5.0 0.006 0.77 L-May 2011 5.4

Dairy and related products(4)

0.886 0.1 0.000 0.31 L-Jan. 2012 0.9

Milk(4)(5)

0.289 0.2 0.001 0.33 S-Jun. 2012 -0.6

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

1.3 0.44 L-Aug. 2011 1.3

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

-0.4 0.48 S-Apr. 2012 -1.0

Cheese and related products(4)

0.280 0.9 0.003 0.59 L-Jun. 2012 1.0

Ice cream and related products

0.132 -0.9 -0.001 0.83 S-Jun. 2012 -1.9

Other dairy and related products(5)

0.185 -0.7 -0.001 0.61 L-Jun. 2012 0.9

Fruits and vegetables

1.252 0.5 0.006 0.37 L-Jun. 2012 1.3

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.948 0.4 0.004 0.47 L-Jun. 2012 1.7

Fresh fruits

0.492 1.9 0.009 0.63 L-Apr. 2012 1.9

Apples

0.095 3.6 0.003 1.15 L-Jun. 2012 4.0

Bananas

0.081 -0.6 0.000 0.82 S-Feb. 2012 -2.1

Citrus fruits(5)

0.116 1.2 0.001 1.48 L-Apr. 2012 2.0

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

1.7 1.73 L-Mar. 2012 2.0

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.199 1.6 0.003 1.07 L-Apr. 2012 2.9

Fresh vegetables

0.456 -1.3 -0.006 0.63 S-Mar. 2012 -1.6

Potatoes

0.082 -4.2 -0.003 1.06 S-Apr. 2009 -4.9

Lettuce

0.059 0.9 0.001 1.57 S-Apr. 2012 -2.6

Tomatoes(4)

0.079 -4.8 -0.004 1.80 S-Feb. 2012 -5.7

Other fresh vegetables

0.236 -0.2 0.000 0.91 S-Mar. 2012 -0.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.305 0.9 0.003 0.47 L-Feb. 2012 1.2

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.150 0.8 0.001 0.69 L-Apr. 2012 1.5

Canned fruits(5)(6)

1.6 0.81 L-Jan. 2011 2.6

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

0.5 0.98 L-Apr. 2012 2.0

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.096 1.0 0.001 0.87 L-Feb. 2012 1.1

Frozen vegetables(6)

0.4 1.04 L-Jun. 2012 1.2

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.058 0.6 0.000 0.79 L-Mar. 2012 0.8

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

0.8 1.19 L-Jun. 2012 2.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.941 -0.2 -0.001 0.42 L-Jun. 2012 0.1

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.703 0.2 0.002 0.50 L-Jun. 2012 0.2

Carbonated drinks

0.286 0.7 0.002 0.72 L-Mar. 2011 1.2

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 -1.6 0.000 1.09 S-Jun. 2009 -1.7

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.403 -0.4 -0.001 0.65 S-May 2012 -0.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.238 -0.4 -0.001 0.59 L-Jun. 2012 0.1

Coffee

0.145 0.3 0.000 0.81 L-Nov. 2011 1.8

Roasted coffee(6)

-0.1 0.77 L-Dec. 2011 0.7

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

0.0 1.18 S-Jun. 2012 -1.7

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.093 -0.6 -0.001 0.77 S-May 2012 -1.6

Other food at home

2.293 -0.1 -0.002 0.26 S-Jun. 2012 -0.1

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.310 -0.7 -0.002 0.59 S-Nov. 2011 -1.7

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.060 -0.2 0.000 0.49 S-Mar. 2012 -1.0

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.185 -0.7 -0.001 0.92 S-May 2012 -1.2

Other sweets(5)

0.064 -1.2 -0.001 0.71 S-Mar. 2012 -1.2

Fats and oils

0.264 -0.3 -0.001 0.51 L-May 2012 0.1

Butter and margarine(5)

0.075 -0.1 0.000 0.79 L-May 2012 0.1

Butter(6)

-0.3 1.21 S-Jun. 2012 -1.4

Margarine(6)

0.0 1.06 L-Jun. 2012 0.8

Salad dressing(4)(5)

0.066 -0.5 0.000 0.80 S-Jun. 2012 -1.6

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.123 -0.1 0.000 0.91 - -

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

0.3 1.09 L-Jun. 2012 0.8

Other foods

1.719 0.1 0.001 0.31 L-May 2012 0.5

Soups

0.102 0.0 0.000 1.05 S-Jun. 2012 -1.0

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.303 -0.8 -0.003 0.76 S-Sep. 2010 -2.6

Snacks(4)

0.325 1.2 0.004 0.75 L-May 2012 1.4

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.288 0.5 0.002 0.75 L-Jun. 2012 0.5

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

0.9 0.81 L-Jan. 2012 2.8

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

2.4 1.36 L-Jan. 2012 8.9

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

-0.6 1.40 S-May 2012 -2.0

Other condiments(4)(6)

0.2 0.74 L-Jun. 2012 1.5

Baby food(4)(5)

0.072 -0.3 0.000 0.51 S-May 2011 -0.3

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.629 0.4 0.003 0.57 L-May 2012 0.9

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

1.0 0.89 S-Jun. 2012 -0.3

Food away from home(4)

5.677 0.3 0.017 0.06 L-Apr. 2012 0.3

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.693 0.2 0.006 0.07 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.290 0.2 0.004 0.10 S-Feb. 2012 0.1

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.252 0.8 0.002 0.14 L-Aug. 2011 2.2

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

2.8 0.12 L-Aug. 2011 4.1

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

0.082 0.3 0.000 0.23 L-Jun. 2012 0.4

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.361 0.1 0.000 0.12 - -

Energy

9.849 5.6 0.534 0.11 L-Jun. 2009 9.3

Energy commodities

5.957 8.6 0.506 0.11 L-Jun. 2009 19.0

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.310 3.0 0.009 0.42 L-Mar. 2011 4.6

Fuel oil(4)

0.213 4.6 0.010 0.54 L-Mar. 2011 6.2

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

0.097 -0.4 0.000 0.44 L-Apr. 2012 0.8

Motor fuel

5.647 8.9 0.496 0.11 L-Jun. 2009 20.1

Gasoline (all types)

5.468 9.0 0.484 0.12 L-Jun. 2009 20.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

9.1 0.28 L-Jun. 2009 20.8

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

9.0 0.27 L-Jun. 2009 19.3

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

8.5 0.27 L-Jun. 2009 18.5

Other motor fuels(5)

0.179 6.3 0.011 0.16 L-Mar. 2011 9.2

Energy services(11)

3.891 0.8 0.028 0.16 L-Sep. 2011 0.8

Electricity(11)

3.026 0.2 0.005 0.18 L-May 2012 0.3

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.865 2.8 0.024 0.18 L-Jan. 2010 3.7

All items less food and energy

75.916 0.1 0.040 0.04 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.717 -0.2 -0.038 0.09 S-Sep. 2011 -0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.348 -0.5 -0.016 0.15 S-Apr. 2010 -0.7

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

0.271 -0.9 -0.002 0.62 S-May 2012 -1.1

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.039 -0.4 0.000 0.55 - -

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.076 -0.4 0.000 0.68 S-Mar. 2012 -0.9

Other linens(4)(5)

0.156 -1.3 -0.002 0.92 S-May 2012 -2.0

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.723 -0.5 -0.004 0.34 S-Sep. 2011 -0.6

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.233 0.0 0.000 0.65 S-Jun. 2012 -0.4

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

0.346 -0.4 -0.001 0.42 L-Jun. 2012 0.7

Other furniture(5)

0.136 -0.6 -0.001 0.73 S-Jun. 2012 -0.8

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

Appliances(5)

0.288 -1.0 -0.003 0.38 S-Nov. 2011 -1.0

Major appliances(5)

0.166 -1.4 -0.002 0.48 S-Nov. 2011 -1.5

Laundry equipment(6)

-1.3 0.58 S-Nov. 2011 -1.4

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.119 0.0 0.000 0.59 L-Jun. 2012 0.0

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)(5)

0.495 -0.8 -0.004 0.41 S-Mar. 2012 -1.4

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.261 -0.6 -0.001 0.51 S-Mar. 2012 -1.9

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.102 -0.6 -0.001 0.69 S-Mar. 2012 -0.9

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.047 -0.7 0.000 1.02 S-May 2012 -1.8

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.085 -0.5 0.000 0.51 S-Feb. 2012 -1.2

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.682 -0.3 -0.002 0.28 S-May 2012 -0.3

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.173 -0.2 0.000 0.35 S-Jun. 2012 -0.2

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.363 -0.6 -0.002 0.32 S-May 2012 -0.6

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.889 0.0 0.000 0.27 L-Jun. 2012 0.5

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.360 -0.2 -0.001 0.40 - -

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.241 0.3 0.001 0.38 L-Feb. 2012 0.7

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.287 0.1 0.000 0.47 L-Jun. 2012 0.5

Apparel

3.476 -0.5 -0.016 0.39 S-Feb. 2012 -0.9

Men's and boys' apparel

0.861 -0.6 -0.005 0.61 S-Feb. 2012 -1.7

Men's apparel

0.684 -0.2 -0.001 0.65 S-Mar. 2012 -0.2

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.123 -1.0 -0.001 1.77 S-Apr. 2012 -1.3

Men's furnishings

0.182 1.8 0.003 0.98 L-May 2012 3.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.212 0.3 0.001 1.49 S-May 2012 -2.7

Men's pants and shorts

0.160 -0.7 -0.001 1.32 S-Jun. 2012 -1.9

Boys' apparel

0.177 0.3 0.001 1.48 S-Jun. 2012 -1.3

Women's and girls' apparel

1.425 -1.3 -0.020 0.75 S-Sep. 2011 -1.5

Women's apparel

1.194 -0.7 -0.009 0.82 S-Sep. 2011 -1.9

Women's outerwear

0.071 -6.3 -0.005 3.37 S-Aug. 2009 -6.9

Women's dresses

0.155 -3.5 -0.006 2.67 S-Apr. 2012 -4.3

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.567 -0.8 -0.005 1.10 S-Mar. 2012 -1.5

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

0.386 1.6 0.006 1.16 L-Aug. 2011 2.5

Girls' apparel

0.231 -4.3 -0.011 2.09 S-Oct. 2009 -5.3

Footwear

0.676 0.3 0.002 0.56 L-Jun. 2012 1.1

Men's footwear(4)

0.209 0.8 0.002 0.85 L-Apr. 2012 1.5

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.148 -0.3 0.000 1.22 S-Feb. 2012 -1.4

Women's footwear

0.318 0.6 0.002 0.86 L-Jun. 2012 1.9

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.197 -0.9 -0.002 1.00 S-Apr. 2012 -1.1

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.316 2.7 0.009 1.36 L-Jun. 2007 3.0

Watches(4)(9)

0.088 2.7 0.002 0.78 L-Jan. 2007 3.6

Jewelry(9)

0.228 2.8 0.006 1.56 L-Nov. 2010 3.0

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.656 -0.2 -0.014 0.07 - -

New vehicles

3.169 0.2 0.005 0.11 L-Jun. 2012 0.2

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

0.2 0.10 L-Jun. 2012 0.2

New cars(6)

0.1 0.15 L-May 2012 0.1

New trucks(14)(6)

0.2 0.11 L-Jun. 2012 0.4

Used cars and trucks

1.982 -0.9 -0.018 0.02 S-Jan. 2012 -1.0

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.436 -0.1 -0.001 0.20 S-Oct. 2011 -0.2

Tires(4)

0.296 0.0 0.000 0.25 S-Jun. 2012 0.0

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.140 -0.4 -0.001 0.25 S-Oct. 2002 -0.4

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

-0.2 0.25 S-Apr. 2012 -0.3

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

-1.2 0.64 S-Jun. 2009 -1.5

Medical care commodities(4)

1.730 0.3 0.005 0.14 S-Jun. 2012 0.1

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.651 0.3 0.005 0.15 S-Jun. 2012 0.1

Prescription drugs

1.337 0.5 0.006 0.14 S-Jun. 2012 0.4

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.314 0.0 0.000 0.49 S-Apr. 2012 -0.3

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.079 -0.5 0.000 0.47 S-Dec. 2011 -0.7

Recreation commodities(12)

2.301 -0.2 -0.005 0.18 L-Jun. 2012 -0.1

Video and audio products(12)

0.408 0.0 0.000 0.28 L-EVER -

Televisions

0.155 0.1 0.000 0.64 L-May 2012 0.2

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.026 -0.3 0.000 0.61 S-Jun. 2012 -1.8

Audio equipment(4)

0.071 0.0 0.000 0.45 S-May 2012 -2.0

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

0.043 -0.3 0.000 0.47 L-May 2012 -0.2

Pets and pet products(4)

0.688 0.0 0.000 0.39 L-Jun. 2012 0.5

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

0.0 0.41 L-Jun. 2012 0.8

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

-0.1 0.76 L-Jun. 2012 0.2

Sporting goods(4)

0.462 -0.2 -0.001 0.31 S-May 2012 -0.3

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.243 -0.4 -0.001 0.33 S-Apr. 2012 -0.6

Sports equipment(4)

0.209 0.0 0.000 0.53 L-Apr. 2012 1.8

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.054 -0.3 0.000 0.62 S-Jun. 2012 -0.3

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

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

-0.6 0.82 S-May 2012 -1.9

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.224 -0.2 -0.001 0.34 S-Feb. 2012 -0.5

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.123 -0.3 0.000 0.48 S-Feb. 2012 -0.7

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.098 -0.2 0.000 0.47 S-Jun. 2012 -1.0

Other recreational goods(5)

0.465 -0.7 -0.003 0.44 S-Apr. 2012 -1.0

Toys(4)

0.344 -1.2 -0.004 0.53 S-Apr. 2012 -1.5

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

-1.1 0.51 S-Apr. 2012 -1.1

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(5)

0.062 1.4 0.001 0.91 L-Oct. 2011 1.8

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.039 0.4 0.000 0.42 L-Jun. 2012 0.5

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.596 -0.4 -0.002 0.34 - -

Educational books and supplies

0.204 1.3 0.003 0.29 L-Aug. 2008 2.4

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

1.4 0.24 S-Jun. 2012 0.0

Information technology commodities(12)

0.391 -1.2 -0.005 0.43 S-Apr. 2012 -1.3

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.260 -1.3 -0.003 0.51 S-Apr. 2012 -1.6

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.047 -2.3 -0.001 0.75 S-Dec. 2010 -2.7

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

0.085 -0.5 0.000 0.77 L-May 2012 -0.2

Alcoholic beverages

0.949 -0.2 -0.002 0.13 S-Mar. 2012 -0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.571 -0.4 -0.002 0.21 S-Jan. 2010 -0.4

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.269 0.4 0.001 0.27 L-May 2012 0.5

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.072 -0.1 0.000 0.33 L-Jun. 2012 0.7

Whiskey at home(6)

-0.4 0.49 L-Jun. 2012 1.4

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

0.6 0.59 L-Jan. 2012 1.2

Wine at home

0.230 -1.4 -0.003 0.37 S-EVER -

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.378 0.0 0.000 0.16 L-Jun. 2012 0.6

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

0.4 0.13 L-Jun. 2012 0.4

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

-0.8 0.20 S-Dec. 2002 -0.8

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

0.3 0.20 L-Jun. 2012 0.5

Other goods(12)

1.660 0.3 0.005 0.19 S-May 2012 -0.5

Tobacco and smoking products(4)

0.803 -0.1 -0.001 0.16 S-May 2012 -0.2

Cigarettes(4)(5)

0.743 -0.1 -0.001 0.17 S-May 2012 -0.2

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.054 0.0 0.000 0.46 S-Jun. 2012 -0.2

Personal care products(4)

0.652 0.4 0.003 0.37 L-Mar. 2012 1.2

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

0.342 -0.1 0.000 0.54 S-May 2012 -1.1

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

0.304 1.0 0.003 0.56 L-Mar. 2012 1.0

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.205 1.5 0.003 0.44 L-Oct. 2008 1.5

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

1.7 0.46 L-Oct. 1993 3.0

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

-0.4 0.51 L-Jun. 2012 -0.4

Services less energy services

56.199 0.1 0.077 0.03 - -

Shelter

31.519 0.2 0.069 0.05 L-May 2012 0.2

Rent of shelter(16)

31.170 0.2 0.068 0.05 L-May 2012 0.2

Rent of primary residence(11)

6.460 0.2 0.012 0.07 S-Jun. 2012 0.1

Lodging away from home(5)

0.863 -0.6 -0.005 0.86 L-Jun. 2012 0.9

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

0.154 0.2 0.000 0.05 S-Jan. 2012 0.2

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.709 -0.9 -0.006 1.07 L-Jun. 2012 1.0

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

23.846 0.3 0.062 0.04 L-Nov. 2008 0.3

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

22.438 0.3 0.058 0.04 L-Nov. 2008 0.3

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.349 0.1 0.000 0.21 S-Jun. 2012 0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.182 0.8 0.009 0.13 L-Apr. 2012 0.8

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.891 1.0 0.009 0.17 L-Apr. 2012 1.1

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.291 0.1 0.000 0.15 S-May 2012 0.0

Household operations(4)(5)

0.729 0.1 0.001 0.10 L-Jun. 2012 0.4

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.250 0.1 0.000 0.07 L-Jun. 2012 0.7

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.237 0.1 0.000 0.11 L-Apr. 2012 0.5

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

0.091 -0.2 0.000 0.43 - -

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.078 0.4 0.000 0.14 - -

Medical care services

5.416 0.2 0.008 0.06 S-Feb. 2012 0.0

Professional services

3.003 0.4 0.011 0.08 L-Jun. 2012 0.4

Physicians' services(11)

1.615 0.3 0.005 0.12 S-May 2012 0.2

Dental services(11)

0.760 0.5 0.004 0.08 L-Apr. 2010 0.7

Eyeglasses and eye care(9)

0.251 0.1 0.000 0.23 L-May 2012 1.6

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

0.376 0.3 0.001 0.12 L-Feb. 2012 0.3

Hospital and related services

1.762 -0.4 -0.006 0.11 S-EVER -

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.540 -0.4 -0.007 0.12 S-Jul. 2010 -0.4

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

-0.7 0.18 S-EVER -

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

-0.4 0.22 S-Jul. 2010 -0.5

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

0.137 0.2 0.000 0.12 S-Jun. 2012 0.2

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

0.086 0.1 0.000 0.15 L-Jun. 2012 0.2

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.651 0.5 0.003 0.07 S-Aug. 2011 0.3

Transportation services

5.773 0.0 0.001 0.11 L-May 2012 0.3

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.384 -0.7 -0.003 0.44 L-Jun. 2012 0.0

Car and truck rental(5)

0.075 -2.2 -0.002 1.34 S-May 2012 -2.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.146 0.1 0.001 0.12 L-Jun. 2012 0.1

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.057 0.0 0.000 0.14 S-Dec. 2011 0.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.457 0.1 0.000 0.15 L-May 2012 0.2

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.596 0.1 0.001 0.19 L-Jun. 2012 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.417 0.6 0.015 0.16 L-Oct. 2010 0.6

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.562 0.1 0.001 0.12 S-Jun. 2012 0.1

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

0.326 0.0 0.000 0.12 - -

Parking and other fees(4)(5)

0.214 0.3 0.001 0.16 S-Jun. 2012 0.2

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

0.8 0.13 S-Jun. 2012 0.1

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

-0.2 0.26 S-Dec. 2011 -0.6

Public transportation

1.190 -0.9 -0.011 0.29 L-May 2012 0.8

Airline fare

0.773 -1.3 -0.010 0.40 L-May 2012 1.0

Other intercity transportation

0.153 -1.3 -0.002 0.66 L-Jun. 2012 0.4

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

-0.4 0.52 S-May 2012 -0.8

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

-1.6 1.24 S-Jan. 2012 -5.9

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

-2.8 0.82 S-Jan. 2009 -3.2

Intracity transportation(4)

0.262 0.1 0.000 0.07 S-Jun. 2012 0.0

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

0.2 0.09 S-Jun. 2012 0.1

Recreation services(12)

3.728 0.2 0.008 0.19 L-Jun. 2012 0.6

Video and audio services(12)

1.514 0.4 0.007 0.23 L-May 2012 0.4

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.403 0.5 0.007 0.23 L-May 2012 0.5

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

0.111 -0.6 -0.001 0.84 L-Jun. 2012 -0.4

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

-0.9 1.22 L-May 2012 -0.1

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

-0.5 0.75 L-Jun. 2012 -0.2

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.410 0.0 0.000 0.19 S-Feb. 2012 -0.3

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

0.0 0.22 S-May 2012 0.0

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

-0.1 0.19 S-Feb. 2012 -0.1

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.058 -0.2 0.000 0.36 S-Feb. 2012 -0.2

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

0.1 0.36 L-Jun. 2012 0.3

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

-0.3 0.44 S-Jan. 2012 -0.3

Other recreation services(5)

1.745 0.1 0.002 0.35 L-Jun. 2012 1.1

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

0.566 0.3 0.002 0.71 L-Jun. 2012 0.3

Admissions(4)

0.644 -0.6 -0.004 0.50 S-Feb. 2012 -0.9

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

-0.7 0.42 S-Feb. 2012 -1.0

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

0.1 0.52 L-Jun. 2012 1.4

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.228 1.3 0.003 0.23 L-Jun. 2007 2.1

Education and communication services(12)

6.141 -0.4 -0.023 0.07 S-EVER -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.999 -0.2 -0.007 0.12 S-Aug. 2000 -0.2

College tuition and fees

1.684 -0.5 -0.008 0.21 S-Sep. 1987 -0.6

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.381 -0.3 -0.001 0.03 S-Aug. 2011 -0.6

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.772 0.0 0.000 0.11 S-Jun. 2012 0.0

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.059 -0.3 0.000 0.18 L-Jun. 2012 0.1

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.149 0.2 0.000 0.01 - -

Postage(4)

0.138 0.3 0.000 0.00 - -

Delivery services(4)(5)

0.010 -1.2 0.000 0.12 L-Jun. 2012 0.7

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.397 -0.3 -0.008 0.05 L-Jun. 2012 0.1

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.453 -0.7 -0.011 0.06 - -

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.944 0.3 0.003 0.09 L-Jun. 2012 0.3

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

0.581 -1.2 -0.007 0.29 S-Jun. 2007 -1.2

Other personal services(12)

1.712 0.3 0.004 0.10 L-Jun. 2012 0.3

Personal care services(4)

0.629 0.3 0.002 0.11 L-Feb. 2012 0.4

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

0.629 0.3 0.002 0.11 L-Feb. 2012 0.4

Miscellaneous personal services

1.083 0.2 0.002 0.13 S-Apr. 2012 0.2

Legal services(9)

0.295 0.3 0.001 0.12 L-Jun. 2012 0.4

Funeral expenses(9)

0.158 0.0 0.000 0.09 S-May 2012 0.0

Laundry and dry cleaning services(5)

0.239 0.5 0.001 0.09 L-Aug. 2009 0.6

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

0.030 0.4 0.000 0.19 L-Dec. 2011 0.7

Financial services(4)(9)

0.218 0.0 0.000 0.62 S-Feb. 2012 -0.9

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

1.2 0.51 L-Feb. 2012 2.0

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

-0.1 0.73 S-Jan. 2012 -1.3

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.765 0.7 0.573 0.03 L-Jun. 2009 1.0

All items less shelter

68.481 0.8 0.534 0.04 L-Jun. 2009 1.3

All items less food and shelter

54.246 0.9 0.505 0.05 L-Jun. 2009 1.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.397 -0.1 -0.029 0.05 S-Oct. 2008 -0.1

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

42.415 0.0 -0.011 0.05 S-Dec. 2010 0.0

All items less medical care

92.854 0.6 0.589 0.03 L-Mar. 2011 0.6

All items less energy

90.151 0.1 0.069 0.03 - -

Commodities

39.910 1.2 0.491 0.06 L-Jun. 2009 2.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.734 -0.1 -0.019 0.09 S-Sep. 2011 -0.1

Commodities less food

25.674 1.8 0.461 0.07 L-Jun. 2009 3.1

Commodities less food and beverages

24.725 1.9 0.463 0.07 L-Jun. 2009 3.3

Services

60.090 0.2 0.106 0.04 L-Jun. 2012 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(16)

28.921 0.1 0.041 0.05 L-Jun. 2012 0.2

Services less medical care services

54.675 0.2 0.115 0.04 L-May 2012 0.2

Durables

8.950 0.0 -0.002 0.07 L-Jun. 2012 0.0

Nondurables

30.960 1.7 0.524 0.07 L-Jun. 2009 2.8

Nondurables less food

16.724 3.0 0.496 0.10 L-Jun. 2009 5.5

Nondurables less food and beverages

15.775 3.1 0.497 0.11 L-Jun. 2009 5.9

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.299 4.2 0.516 0.07 L-Jun. 2009 8.0

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.248 3.9 0.513 0.07 L-Jun. 2009 7.3

Housing

40.979 0.3 0.105 0.05 L-Jul. 2008 0.5

Education and communication(5)

6.736 -0.4 -0.025 0.08 S-Mar. 2002 -0.4

Education(5)

3.203 -0.1 -0.005 0.12 S-Aug. 2000 -0.1

Communication(5)

3.533 -0.6 -0.020 0.07 S-Dec. 2010 -0.6

Information and information processing(5)

3.384 -0.6 -0.020 0.08 - -

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

0.987 -1.3 -0.012 0.26 S-Jul. 2009 -1.3

Recreation(5)

6.030 0.1 0.003 0.15 L-Jun. 2012 0.3

Video and audio(5)

1.922 0.4 0.007 0.19 L-Jan. 2012 0.6

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.098 0.0 0.000 0.26 L-Jun. 2012 0.4

Photography(5)

0.113 -0.3 0.000 0.36 S-May 2012 -0.9

Food and beverages

15.185 0.2 0.027 0.08 L-Jun. 2012 0.2

Domestically produced farm food(4)

7.229 0.2 0.017 0.14 L-Jan. 2012 0.7

Other services

11.581 -0.1 -0.011 0.08 S-Dec. 2010 -0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.800 -0.6 -0.019 0.47 S-Feb. 2012 -1.1

Fuels and utilities

5.383 0.9 0.047 0.13 L-Dec. 2010 0.9

Household energy

4.201 0.9 0.038 0.15 L-Feb. 2011 0.9

Medical care

7.146 0.2 0.013 0.06 S-Feb. 2012 0.2

Transportation

17.077 2.9 0.484 0.06 L-Jun. 2009 4.9

Private transportation

15.887 3.1 0.495 0.06 L-Jun. 2009 5.3

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.679 -0.3 -0.017 0.08 - -

Utilities and public transportation

10.064 0.2 0.016 0.09 L-Apr. 2012 0.4

Household furnishings and operations

4.077 -0.3 -0.010 0.12 S-May 2012 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.372 0.3 0.011 0.11 S-Jun. 2012 0.3

Personal care

2.569 0.5 0.012 0.13 L-Nov. 2011 0.5

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, August 2012, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jul.
2012
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Aug. 2011-
Aug. 2012
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Aug. 2011-
Aug. 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 L-Jun. 2012 1.7

Food

14.235 2.0 0.281 0.14 S-Jan. 2011 1.8

Food at home

8.558 1.5 0.121 0.20 S-Oct. 2010 1.4

Cereals and bakery products

1.235 1.8 0.021 0.43 S-Mar. 2011 1.8

Cereals and cereal products

0.477 1.8 0.006 0.72 S-Apr. 2011 1.7

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.054 4.3 0.002 1.33 S-Apr. 2011 3.4

Breakfast cereal

0.292 1.0 0.002 0.94 S-Jan. 2011 0.4

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.131 2.1 0.002 1.08 S-Apr. 2011 1.4

Rice(4)(5)

2.3 1.67 S-Jun. 2012 1.7

Bakery products

0.758 2.0 0.015 0.59 S-Mar. 2011 1.6

Bread(4)

0.225 1.0 0.002 1.22 S-Nov. 2010 0.5

White bread(5)

2.0 1.78 - -

Bread other than white(5)

-0.3 1.73 S-Nov. 2010 -0.7

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.112 1.6 0.002 1.05 S-Oct. 2010 1.5

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.183 3.3 0.006 1.06 S-Aug. 2011 2.6

Cookies(5)

5.2 1.51 S-Mar. 2012 5.0

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

2.0 1.15 S-Jul. 2011 1.9

Other bakery products

0.238 1.7 0.004 1.00 L-Jun. 2012 2.1

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

3.5 1.61 L-Jun. 2012 3.8

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

3.2 1.88 L-Apr. 2012 6.3

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

-0.4 1.52 L-Jun. 2012 0.8

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.951 3.0 0.057 0.39 S-May 2012 2.7

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.848 2.9 0.052 0.41 S-May 2012 2.9

Meats

1.196 2.5 0.030 0.52 S-May 2010 2.1

Beef and veal

0.564 5.8 0.031 0.74 S-May 2012 5.4

Uncooked ground beef

0.221 6.8 0.014 1.14 L-Jun. 2012 7.3

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.082 5.0 0.004 1.80 L-Jun. 2012 5.6

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.209 5.4 0.010 1.12 S-Jun. 2011 4.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.052 4.0 0.002 1.47 S-Jun. 2012 3.1

Pork

0.371 -0.2 0.000 0.87 L-Apr. 2012 3.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.139 0.2 0.000 1.49 L-Apr. 2012 2.0

Bacon and related products(5)

0.4 2.54 L-Apr. 2012 3.3

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

3.1 1.68 L-Jun. 2012 3.5

Ham

0.080 1.1 0.001 1.75 - -

Ham, excluding canned(5)

1.2 2.43 L-Jun. 2012 2.0

Pork chops

0.062 0.6 0.000 1.66 S-Apr. 2010 0.3

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.090 -2.5 -0.002 1.96 L-Jun. 2012 -2.2

Other meats

0.262 -0.2 -0.001 1.30 S-May 2010 -0.3

Frankfurters(5)

1.4 3.30 L-Jun. 2012 5.6

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

-0.3 0.93 S-Jul. 2010 -0.3

Lamb and organ meats(5)

-4.4 3.30 S-Jun. 2007 -5.3

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

-11.5 5.73 S-EVER -

Poultry

0.345 5.6 0.019 0.93 S-Jun. 2012 5.1

Chicken(4)

0.268 5.3 0.014 0.99 S-Jun. 2012 4.2

Fresh whole chicken(5)

3.9 2.17 L-Apr. 2012 8.8

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

5.9 1.25 S-May 2012 3.4

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.077 6.9 0.005 2.24 S-Jun. 2011 6.6

Fish and seafood

0.307 1.3 0.004 1.03 S-Aug. 2010 0.5

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.157 -0.4 -0.001 1.47 S-Jun. 2012 -0.4

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.150 3.4 0.005 1.17 S-Apr. 2011 3.4

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

6.8 2.12 L-May 2012 7.2

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

0.1 2.12 S-Aug. 2010 -2.7

Eggs

0.103 5.5 0.005 1.18 L-Apr. 2012 5.6

Dairy and related products

0.886 -1.0 -0.009 0.51 S-Feb. 2010 -2.8

Milk(4)

0.289 -2.7 -0.008 0.79 S-Jan. 2010 -6.9

Fresh whole milk(5)

-3.1 1.28 - -

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

-2.2 1.16 S-Jan. 2010 -5.4

Cheese and related products

0.280 -1.6 -0.005 0.88 S-Mar. 2010 -2.8

Ice cream and related products

0.132 1.2 0.002 1.31 S-Nov. 2010 -1.1

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.185 1.1 0.002 0.93 S-Mar. 2011 0.9

Fruits and vegetables

1.252 -0.7 -0.009 0.55 - -

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.948 -2.1 -0.020 0.69 S-May 2012 -2.1

Fresh fruits

0.492 0.0 0.000 1.01 L-Jun. 2012 3.3

Apples

0.095 10.1 0.010 1.75 L-Oct. 2011 12.3

Bananas

0.081 -0.8 -0.001 1.44 S-May 2012 -1.0

Citrus fruits(4)

0.116 -0.1 0.005 2.25 S-Mar. 2012 -5.4

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

-0.1 2.47 S-Feb. 2012 -2.8

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.199 -5.9 -0.015 1.56 L-Jun. 2012 2.0

Fresh vegetables

0.456 -4.3 -0.020 1.01 S-May 2012 -6.9

Potatoes

0.082 -13.7 -0.012 1.86 S-Jan. 2010 -14.7

Lettuce

0.059 -2.5 -0.002 2.27 L-Jan. 2012 -1.4

Tomatoes

0.079 -4.1 -0.004 2.40 S-Jun. 2012 -6.9

Other fresh vegetables

0.236 -1.1 -0.003 1.33 S-Jun. 2012 -1.8

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.305 3.9 0.011 0.70 L-Jun. 2012 5.1

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.150 1.6 0.003 1.02 L-Jun. 2012 3.5

Canned fruits(4)(5)

1.9 1.19 L-May 2012 3.2

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

1.4 1.43 - -

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.096 5.4 0.005 1.23 L-Jun. 2012 6.9

Frozen vegetables(5)

6.0 1.25 L-Jun. 2012 6.8

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.058 8.3 0.004 1.36 L-Apr. 2009 9.3

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

15.9 2.74 L-Feb. 2012 16.0

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.941 -0.4 -0.004 0.68 S-Dec. 2010 -1.2

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.703 0.1 0.001 0.84 L-Jun. 2012 1.2

Carbonated drinks

0.286 0.3 0.001 1.14 L-Jun. 2012 0.9

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 1.3 0.000 2.34 S-Jan. 2011 0.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.403 -0.1 -0.001 1.05 L-Jun. 2012 1.1

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.238 -1.7 -0.004 0.99 S-Jul. 1999 -1.7

Coffee

0.145 -3.8 -0.005 1.45 S-Mar. 2002 -5.1

Roasted coffee(5)

-4.4 1.78 S-Jun. 2002 -5.6

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

-0.3 2.00 L-Jun. 2012 2.1

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.093 0.9 0.001 1.25 S-May 2012 -1.0

Other food at home

2.293 2.9 0.065 0.41 S-May 2011 2.5

Sugar and sweets

0.310 2.5 0.007 0.99 S-May 2011 1.6

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.060 0.2 0.000 0.92 S-Mar. 2008 -1.7

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.185 3.0 0.006 1.53 S-Jul. 2011 1.9

Other sweets(4)

0.064 2.9 0.002 1.05 S-Apr. 2011 2.4

Fats and oils

0.264 3.6 0.009 0.82 S-Dec. 2010 1.6

Butter and margarine(4)

0.075 -4.5 -0.003 1.41 S-Jan. 2010 -5.0

Butter(5)

-11.9 2.47 S-Nov. 2009 -14.9

Margarine(5)

2.5 1.86 S-Dec. 2010 1.2

Salad dressing(4)

0.066 0.3 0.000 1.32 S-Sep. 2010 0.1

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.123 11.0 0.012 1.22 S-Sep. 2011 10.8

Peanut butter(4)(5)

34.4 1.63 L-Jun. 2012 39.2

Other foods

1.719 2.8 0.048 0.49 S-Jul. 2011 2.5

Soups

0.102 1.7 0.002 1.59 S-Jun. 2011 1.2

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.303 0.1 0.000 1.11 S-Jun. 2012 -0.2

Snacks

0.325 6.2 0.020 0.93 S-Apr. 2012 5.6

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.288 1.8 0.006 1.04 L-Jun. 2012 2.2

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

6.1 1.99 L-Jun. 2012 7.9

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

-1.2 1.64 L-Jun. 2012 2.1

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

0.7 1.83 S-Jun. 2012 0.5

Other condiments(5)

2.8 1.66 S-Jun. 2012 2.8

Baby food(4)

0.072 2.1 0.002 0.94 S-Jun. 2011 1.3

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.629 3.3 0.019 0.80 S-Dec. 2011 3.2

Prepared salads(6)(5)

5.3 1.42 - -

Food away from home

5.677 2.8 0.160 0.17 S-Oct. 2011 2.7

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.693 2.6 0.072 0.21 S-May 2012 2.6

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.290 3.3 0.076 0.30 - -

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.252 1.0 0.002 0.54 S-Jul. 2010 0.4

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

0.5 0.73 S-Jul. 2010 -0.3

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.082 2.9 0.003 0.88 S-Dec. 2011 2.7

Other food away from home(4)

0.361 2.0 0.007 0.45 S-May 2012 2.0

Energy

9.849 -0.6 -0.035 0.19 L-Apr. 2012 0.9

Energy commodities

5.957 1.5 0.100 0.18 L-Apr. 2012 3.1

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.310 -4.2 -0.014 0.92 L-May 2012 -1.8

Fuel oil

0.213 -0.8 -0.002 1.14 L-Apr. 2012 0.9

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.097 -11.1 -0.012 1.24 S-Oct. 2009 -17.4

Motor fuel

5.647 1.9 0.114 0.19 L-Apr. 2012 3.3

Gasoline (all types)

5.468 1.8 0.113 0.19 L-Apr. 2012 3.2

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

1.7 0.48 L-Apr. 2012 3.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

2.4 0.45 L-Apr. 2012 3.2

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

2.1 0.45 L-Apr. 2012 3.1

Other motor fuels(4)

0.179 1.0 0.001 0.33 L-Apr. 2012 1.6

Energy services(10)

3.891 -3.7 -0.135 0.32 L-Jun. 2012 -3.0

Electricity(10)

3.026 -1.2 -0.030 0.37 L-Jun. 2012 0.5

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.865 -11.2 -0.105 0.62 L-Mar. 2012 -9.1

All items less food and energy

75.916 1.9 1.446 0.09 S-Jul. 2011 1.8

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.717 0.7 0.131 0.20 S-Apr. 2011 0.7

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.348 0.0 -0.002 0.35 S-Aug. 2011 -0.1

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.271 -4.1 -0.012 1.43 S-Jun. 2012 -4.1

Floor coverings(4)

0.039 -2.8 -0.001 1.43 S-Dec. 2010 -3.6

Window coverings(4)

0.076 0.1 0.000 2.32 S-May 2012 0.1

Other linens(4)

0.156 -6.3 -0.010 1.74 - -

Furniture and bedding

0.723 1.3 0.010 0.91 S-Jun. 2012 0.6

Bedroom furniture

0.233 1.0 0.003 1.64 L-Jun. 2012 1.3

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

0.346 0.8 0.002 1.20 S-May 2011 -1.8

Other furniture(4)

0.136 3.6 0.005 2.17 S-Jun. 2012 -4.9

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

Appliances(4)

0.288 0.9 0.003 0.76 S-Nov. 2011 0.9

Major appliances(4)

0.166 2.9 0.005 1.10 S-Nov. 2011 2.1

Laundry equipment(5)

6.6 1.75 S-Dec. 2011 4.0

Other appliances(4)

0.119 -1.9 -0.002 1.22 L-Jun. 2012 -1.8

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.495 -3.7 -0.019 1.21 L-Sep. 2011 -3.6

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.261 -4.5 -0.012 1.82 L-Jul. 2011 -3.6

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.102 -0.4 0.000 1.49 S-Jun. 2012 -0.5

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.047 -10.9 -0.006 2.54 S-May 2012 -11.2

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.085 0.0 0.000 1.31 S-Jun. 2012 -0.4

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.682 -0.1 -0.001 0.60 S-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.173 0.3 0.000 1.02 S-Apr. 2011 0.0

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.363 -0.3 -0.002 0.77 S-May 2012 -0.3

Housekeeping supplies

0.889 2.0 0.018 0.51 S-Aug. 2011 1.0

Household cleaning products(4)

0.360 1.3 0.004 0.81 S-Aug. 2011 0.6

Household paper products(4)

0.241 3.8 0.009 0.92 - -

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.287 1.5 0.004 1.02 S-Aug. 2011 1.3

Apparel

3.476 1.7 0.060 0.95 S-May 2011 1.0

Men's and boys' apparel

0.861 4.2 0.036 1.06 - -

Men's apparel

0.684 3.6 0.025 1.19 - -

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.123 -2.0 -0.003 3.03 S-Jun. 2011 -4.1

Men's furnishings

0.182 4.6 0.008 2.44 S-Jul. 2011 2.6

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.212 6.4 0.014 2.52 L-Apr. 2012 7.6

Men's pants and shorts

0.160 3.9 0.005 2.41 L-May 2012 6.9

Boys' apparel

0.177 6.5 0.011 2.92 L-May 2012 7.6

Women's and girls' apparel

1.425 -0.1 0.000 1.86 S-Apr. 2011 -0.6

Women's apparel

1.194 0.2 0.003 2.10 S-Apr. 2011 -0.7

Women's outerwear

0.071 -14.1 -0.010 9.10 S-EVER -

Women's dresses

0.155 -3.8 -0.004 6.62 S-Dec. 2010 -5.3

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.567 2.5 0.015 2.06 S-Mar. 2012 1.3

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

0.386 1.0 0.003 3.96 S-Apr. 2011 0.4

Girls' apparel

0.231 -1.7 -0.004 4.48 S-Mar. 2011 -4.0

Footwear

0.676 2.7 0.018 1.07 S-May 2012 2.2

Men's footwear

0.209 2.2 0.005 1.63 L-Jun. 2012 3.4

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.148 0.0 0.000 2.62 S-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Women's footwear

0.318 4.4 0.014 1.73 L-Jan. 2010 5.5

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.197 4.0 0.008 2.01 S-Nov. 2011 3.2

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.316 -0.5 -0.002 2.42 L-Jun. 2012 0.7

Watches(8)

0.088 2.1 0.003 1.57 L-Oct. 2011 3.1

Jewelry(8)

0.228 -1.4 -0.005 2.79 L-Jun. 2012 0.2

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.656 0.5 0.022 0.19 S-EVER -

New vehicles

3.169 1.0 0.033 0.30 L-May 2012 1.3

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

1.0 0.30 L-May 2012 1.3

New cars(5)

0.3 0.40 L-Jun. 2012 0.4

New trucks(13)(5)

1.7 0.30 L-Apr. 2012 2.0

Used cars and trucks

1.982 -0.6 -0.021 0.22 S-Sep. 2009 -2.7

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.436 2.3 0.010 0.44 S-Jun. 2010 1.8

Tires

0.296 2.4 0.007 0.63 S-Jul. 2010 2.4

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.140 2.0 0.003 0.68 S-Dec. 2010 1.9

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

2.1 0.63 S-Jun. 2012 1.0

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

2.0 1.76 S-Apr. 2010 1.8

Medical care commodities

1.730 3.6 0.060 0.40 L-Mar. 2010 3.7

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.651 3.6 0.058 0.41 L-EVER -

Prescription drugs

1.337 4.0 0.052 0.44 L-Mar. 2012 4.2

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.314 2.0 0.006 0.88 L-EVER -

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.079 2.9 0.002 0.82 L-EVER -

Recreation commodities(11)

2.301 -2.1 -0.051 0.39 S-Apr. 2011 -2.5

Video and audio products(11)

0.408 -9.3 -0.040 0.60 L-Mar. 2012 -9.3

Televisions

0.155 -18.0 -0.031 1.34 L-May 2012 -17.7

Other video equipment(4)

0.026 -11.4 -0.003 1.56 L-Mar. 2012 -11.4

Audio equipment

0.071 -7.1 -0.006 1.07 L-Jun. 2012 -7.1

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.043 -4.3 -0.002 1.35 L-May 2012 -4.3

Pets and pet products

0.688 0.7 0.005 0.79 S-May 2011 0.6

Pet food(4)(5)

1.0 0.92 S-May 2011 0.9

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

-0.8 1.71 S-Jul. 2011 -1.0

Sporting goods

0.462 0.0 -0.001 0.84 L-Apr. 2012 0.3

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.243 0.7 0.002 0.89 L-Apr. 2012 1.2

Sports equipment

0.209 -1.0 -0.003 1.45 L-Apr. 2012 -1.0

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.054 -4.0 -0.003 1.54 S-Jun. 2012 -4.2

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

-5.8 2.64 - -

Recreational reading materials

0.224 2.6 0.006 1.14 S-Jun. 2012 2.5

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.123 5.1 0.006 0.90 S-May 2012 5.1

Recreational books(4)

0.098 -0.3 0.000 2.06 L-Feb. 2011 0.6

Other recreational goods(4)

0.465 -3.8 -0.017 1.11 S-May 2012 -3.8

Toys

0.344 -6.2 -0.021 1.36 S-Sep. 2010 -6.8

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

-2.5 1.11 S-Oct. 2011 -2.7

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.062 5.4 0.003 1.76 L-Apr. 2010 5.7

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.039 1.6 0.001 1.08 L-Feb. 2010 1.7

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.596 -2.0 -0.011 0.84 L-EVER -

Educational books and supplies

0.204 7.6 0.015 1.03 L-Jul. 2009 8.4

College textbooks(14)(5)

8.4 1.03 L-Jul. 2009 8.9

Information technology commodities(11)

0.391 -7.1 -0.026 1.09 L-Jun. 2012 -7.1

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.260 -7.4 -0.018 1.28 L-Feb. 2011 -6.7

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.047 -7.2 -0.004 2.07 S-May 2011 -9.2

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

0.085 -5.9 -0.005 2.89 L-Jun. 2012 -5.7

Alcoholic beverages

0.949 1.6 0.015 0.45 S-Dec. 2011 1.4

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.571 0.8 0.005 0.43 S-Apr. 2012 0.4

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.269 1.8 0.005 0.60 L-May 2012 2.1

Distilled spirits at home

0.072 0.0 0.000 0.67 L-Apr. 2012 0.1

Whiskey at home(5)

0.5 0.93 S-Aug. 2011 0.4

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

0.1 1.00 L-Apr. 2012 0.2

Wine at home

0.230 -0.1 0.000 0.79 S-May 2012 -0.4

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.378 2.6 0.010 1.04 S-Apr. 2011 2.6

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

2.1 0.68 L-Nov. 2011 2.1

Wine away from home(4)(5)

2.2 0.98 S-Jan. 2012 2.1

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

3.4 1.83 - -

Other goods(11)

1.660 2.2 0.038 0.47 L-Apr. 2011 2.3

Tobacco and smoking products

0.803 2.4 0.020 0.67 S-Jun. 2012 2.4

Cigarettes(4)

0.743 2.4 0.019 0.71 S-May 2012 2.3

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.054 2.4 0.001 1.05 L-May 2012 3.4

Personal care products

0.652 2.6 0.016 0.71 L-May 2009 2.7

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

0.342 2.1 0.007 1.12 - -

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.304 3.0 0.009 0.90 L-Aug. 2009 3.4

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.205 0.4 0.001 1.02 L-Feb. 2010 0.4

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

1.5 1.16 L-Feb. 2010 1.8

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

-2.1 1.18 L-Jun. 2009 2.8

Services less energy services

56.199 2.4 1.315 0.10 S-Apr. 2012 2.4

Shelter

31.519 2.1 0.656 0.13 - -

Rent of shelter(15)

31.170 2.1 0.645 0.14 - -

Rent of primary residence(10)

6.460 2.6 0.160 0.18 S-Mar. 2012 2.5

Lodging away from home(4)

0.863 0.6 0.003 1.03 L-Jun. 2012 3.5

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

0.154 4.0 0.006 0.32 - -

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.709 -0.3 -0.004 1.27 L-Jun. 2012 3.2

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

23.846 2.0 0.482 0.15 - -

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

22.438 2.0 0.452 0.15 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.349 3.3 0.011 0.94 S-Jun. 2012 3.2

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.182 6.2 0.070 0.48 L-Jun. 2010 6.2

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.891 7.4 0.063 0.63 L-Jul. 2010 7.6

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.291 2.6 0.007 0.48 S-Jun. 2012 1.9

Household operations(4)

0.729 2.3 0.017 0.42 S-May 2012 2.1

Domestic services(4)

0.250 1.5 0.004 0.53 - -

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.237 1.3 0.003 0.42 - -

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.091 4.3 0.004 2.54 S-Jun. 2012 3.8

Repair of household items(4)

0.078 0.005 1.03 - -

Medical care services

5.416 4.2 0.217 0.23 S-May 2012 3.9

Professional services

3.003 2.2 0.064 0.24 L-Dec. 2011 2.2

Physicians' services(10)

1.615 2.5 0.039 0.39 L-Dec. 2011 2.7

Dental services(10)

0.760 2.4 0.018 0.38 L-Feb. 2012 2.4

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.251 0.6 0.002 0.69 S-Mar. 2012 0.5

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.376 1.3 0.005 0.34 L-Dec. 2011 1.3

Hospital and related services

1.762 4.4 0.075 0.43 S-Oct. 1999 4.4

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.540 4.7 0.069 0.50 S-Sep. 2005 4.7

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

4.9 1.10 S-Nov. 2004 4.9

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

4.3 0.81 S-Jun. 2005 4.0

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

0.137 3.9 0.005 0.34 L-Nov. 2009 4.1

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.086 1.1 0.001 0.62 - -

Health insurance(7)

0.651 14.8 0.078 0.24 L-EVER -

Transportation services

5.773 1.4 0.080 0.34 S-Mar. 2012 1.4

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.384 -6.1 -0.028 1.06 L-May 2012 -6.0

Car and truck rental(4)

0.075 0.9 0.000 2.53 S-Jun. 2012 0.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.146 1.7 0.019 0.32 S-Apr. 2011 1.7

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 1.9 0.001 0.61 S-May 2012 1.8

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.457 1.9 0.008 0.46 S-Nov. 2011 1.9

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.596 1.6 0.009 0.47 L-Jun. 2012 1.7

Motor vehicle insurance

2.417 3.8 0.092 0.69 L-May 2011 3.8

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.562 3.1 0.017 0.40 S-Jun. 2012 3.0

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

0.326 0.5 0.002 0.59 S-Jun. 2012 0.5

Parking and other fees(4)

0.214 7.3 0.014 0.37 L-EVER -

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

9.4 0.65 L-EVER -

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

2.9 0.62 S-May 2012 2.8

Public transportation

1.190 -1.5 -0.020 0.74 S-Oct. 2009 -4.5

Airline fare

0.773 -3.0 -0.026 1.04 S-Oct. 2009 -6.5

Other intercity transportation

0.153 -1.7 -0.003 1.41 S-Mar. 2012 -2.8

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

2.2 0.72 S-Jan. 2010 -0.5

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

3.0 2.70 L-Jun. 2011 4.6

Ship fare(4)(5)

-5.2 1.72 S-Nov. 2009 -8.1

Intracity transportation

0.262 3.5 0.009 0.48 L-Dec. 2011 4.3

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

3.3 1.48 L-Dec. 2011 4.5

Recreation services(11)

3.728 3.3 0.122 0.50 S-Jun. 2012 3.3

Video and audio services(11)

1.514 4.8 0.070 0.78 L-Jun. 2012 4.9

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.403 5.3 0.070 0.83 L-Jul. 2006 5.9

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

0.111 -0.5 0.000 3.13 S-May 2011 -0.6

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

-7.2 3.14 L-Jun. 2012 -5.0

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

5.3 4.48 S-Jun. 2011 4.9

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.410 2.8 0.011 1.14 S-Apr. 2010 2.5

Pet services(4)(5)

3.0 1.05 - -

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

2.6 1.50 S-Jun. 2012 2.5

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.058 1.4 0.001 1.20 S-Oct. 2010 1.3

Photographer fees(4)(5)

1.4 1.73 L-Apr. 2012 1.8

Film processing(4)(5)

1.2 1.08 S-Apr. 2010 0.3

Other recreation services(4)

1.745 2.2 0.039 0.79 S-Jun. 2012 2.0

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

0.566 3.4 0.019 1.56 - -

Admissions

0.644 2.3 0.014 1.05 S-May 2012 0.6

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

2.0 1.24 S-May 2012 0.3

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

4.4 1.31 S-May 2012 2.4

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.228 0.5 0.001 0.94 L-May 2012 0.5

Education and communication services(11)

6.141 1.9 0.111 0.26 S-Nov. 2011 1.9

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.999 3.6 0.105 0.44 S-EVER -

College tuition and fees

1.684 4.2 0.068 0.77 S-Dec. 2010 4.1

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.381 3.6 0.014 0.51 L-Jun. 2012 3.6

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.772 2.3 0.018 0.35 S-Jun. 2012 2.3

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.059 2.5 0.001 0.81 S-Jul. 2007 2.3

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.149 3.7 0.005 0.29 - -

Postage

0.138 3.8 0.005 0.30 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.010 2.4 0.000 0.43 S-Dec. 2009 1.6

Telephone services(4)

2.397 0.2 0.005 0.33 S-Dec. 2011 -0.3

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.453 -1.3 -0.019 0.50 S-Dec. 2011 -2.3

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.944 2.4 0.024 0.36 L-Jun. 2012 2.7

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.581 -0.8 -0.004 0.77 S-Nov. 2011 -0.9

Other personal services(11)

1.712 2.5 0.042 0.40 - -

Personal care services

0.629 1.8 0.011 0.47 L-Jun. 2009 1.8

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.629 1.8 0.011 0.47 L-Jun. 2009 1.8

Miscellaneous personal services

1.083 2.9 0.031 0.46 S-May 2012 2.7

Legal services(8)

0.295 1.8 0.005 1.07 S-Feb. 2012 1.7

Funeral expenses(8)

0.158 1.5 0.002 0.45 S-EVER -

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.239 2.2 0.005 0.51 L-Dec. 2010 2.2

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.030 2.5 0.001 0.95 S-Apr. 2011 2.4

Financial services(8)

0.218 6.3 0.013 1.11 S-Jun. 2012 6.1

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

7.4 1.54 L-Mar. 2012 8.9

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

5.5 1.27 L-May 2012 6.4

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.765 1.6 1.411 0.08 L-Apr. 2012 2.2

All items less shelter

68.481 1.5 1.036 0.08 L-Apr. 2012 2.3

All items less food and shelter

54.246 1.4 0.755 0.10 L-Apr. 2012 2.1

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.397 1.8 0.790 0.11 S-May 2011 1.8

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

42.415 1.9 0.811 0.12 S-Jul. 2011 1.9

All items less medical care

92.854 1.5 1.415 0.08 L-Jun. 2012 1.5

All items less energy

90.151 1.9 1.727 0.08 S-May 2011 1.8

Commodities

39.910 1.3 0.512 0.12 L-Apr. 2012 2.6

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.734 0.8 0.152 0.22 S-Apr. 2011 0.4

Commodities less food

25.674 1.0 0.231 0.17 L-Apr. 2012 2.4

Commodities less food and beverages

24.725 0.9 0.216 0.18 L-Apr. 2012 2.4

Services

60.090 2.0 1.180 0.10 - -

Services less rent of shelter(15)

28.921 1.9 0.535 0.13 S-May 2012 1.9

Services less medical care services

54.675 1.8 0.963 0.10 - -

Durables

8.950 -0.5 -0.052 0.18 S-Feb. 2011 -0.5

Nondurables

30.960 1.8 0.564 0.15 L-Apr. 2012 3.0

Nondurables less food

16.724 1.7 0.283 0.26 L-Apr. 2012 3.0

Nondurables less food and beverages

15.775 1.7 0.268 0.27 L-Apr. 2012 3.1

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.299 1.7 0.209 0.16 L-Apr. 2012 2.5

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.248 1.7 0.224 0.15 L-Apr. 2012 2.5

Housing

40.979 1.4 0.592 0.11 - -

Education and communication(4)

6.736 1.5 0.100 0.25 S-Nov. 2011 1.4

Education(4)

3.203 3.8 0.120 0.41 S-Jun. 2011 3.8

Communication(4)

3.533 -0.6 -0.020 0.27 S-Jan. 2012 -0.6

Information and information processing(4)

3.384 -0.7 -0.025 0.28 S-Jan. 2012 -0.7

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

0.987 -3.4 -0.030 0.59 S-Apr. 2012 -3.4

Recreation(4)

6.030 1.2 0.071 0.35 S-May 2012 0.9

Video and audio(4)

1.922 1.6 0.030 0.65 L-Jul. 2006 1.8

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.098 1.5 0.016 0.62 S-Jan. 2011 1.5

Photography(4)

0.113 -0.8 -0.001 0.94 S-May 2012 -1.2

Food and beverages

15.185 2.0 0.296 0.14 S-Jan. 2011 1.8

Domestically produced farm food

7.229 1.7 0.122 0.21 S-Sep. 2010 1.7

Other services

11.581 2.4 0.275 0.22 S-Feb. 2012 2.4

Apparel less footwear

2.800 1.4 0.041 1.12 S-May 2011 1.1

Fuels and utilities

5.383 -1.6 -0.079 0.27 L-Jun. 2012 -1.4

Household energy

4.201 -3.7 -0.149 0.31 L-Jun. 2012 -3.3

Medical care

7.146 4.1 0.277 0.18 - -

Transportation

17.077 1.4 0.217 0.15 L-Apr. 2012 2.9

Private transportation

15.887 1.6 0.237 0.15 L-Apr. 2012 3.0

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.679 -0.1 -0.015 0.21 S-Aug. 2009 -0.1

Utilities and public transportation

10.064 -0.2 -0.009 0.23 L-Jun. 2012 0.5

Household furnishings and operations

4.077 0.4 0.015 0.29 S-Sep. 2011 0.4

Other goods and services

3.372 2.4 0.079 0.33 L-Sep. 2010 2.5

Personal care

2.569 2.3 0.059 0.35 L-Feb. 2009 2.4

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 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: September 14, 2012
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