Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release

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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX - FEBRUARY 2015

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent
 in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
 reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index was unchanged
 before seasonal adjustment.

 The seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index was broad-based, with
 increases in shelter, energy, and food indexes all contributing. The energy
 index rose after a long series of declines, increasing 1.0 percent as the
 gasoline index turned up after falling in recent months. The food index,
 unchanged last month, also rose in February, though major grocery store food
 group indexes were mixed.

 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in February, the
 same increase as in January. In addition to shelter, the indexes for used cars
 and trucks, apparel, new vehicles, tobacco, and airline fares were among those
 that increased. The medical care index was unchanged, while the personal care
 index declined.
  
 The all items index was unchanged over the past 12 months, after showing a 
 0.1-percent decline for the 12 months ending January. Over the last 12 months
 the food index rose 3.0 percent and the index for all items less food and energy
 increased 1.7 percent. These increases were offset by an 18.8-percent decline in
 the energy index. 



 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.   ended 
                              2014  2014  2014  2014  2014  2015  2015   Feb.  
                                                                         2015  
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................   -.1    .1    .1   -.3   -.3   -.7    .2       .0
  Food......................    .3    .3    .2    .2    .2    .0    .2      3.0
   Food at home.............    .3    .3    .2    .1    .2   -.2    .1      2.9
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .3    .2    .4    .3    .2    .3      3.1
  Energy....................  -1.7   -.7  -1.2  -4.1  -4.7  -9.7   1.0    -18.8
   Energy commodities.......  -2.6   -.9  -2.1  -7.0  -9.0 -18.0   2.1    -32.5
    Gasoline (all types)....  -2.7   -.9  -2.0  -7.2  -9.2 -18.7   2.4    -32.8
    Fuel oil (1)............  -1.2  -2.1  -4.0  -3.5  -7.8  -9.9   1.9    -31.2
   Energy services..........   -.3   -.4   -.1   -.3    .8   -.1   -.2       .9
    Electricity.............    .2   -.7    .5    .0    .6    .9    .3      3.2
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -1.9    .4  -1.9  -1.3   1.4  -3.4  -2.0     -6.5
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .1    .1    .2    .1    .1    .2    .2      1.7
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....   -.1    .1    .0   -.3   -.2   -.1    .2      -.5
    New vehicles............    .1    .0    .1    .0    .0   -.1    .2       .6
    Used cars and trucks....    .0    .0   -.6   -.9   -.8   -.1   1.0     -2.9
    Apparel.................   -.4    .1   -.3   -.7   -.8    .3    .3      -.8
    Medical care commodities    .0    .5    .2    .6    .9   -.3    .7      3.9
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .1    .2    .2    .2    .2    .3    .1      2.5
    Shelter.................    .2    .3    .2    .2    .2    .3    .2      3.0
    Transportation services    -.3    .1    .5    .2    .0    .4    .3      2.2
    Medical care services...    .1    .1    .2    .3    .3    .1   -.2      1.8

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
  


 Consumer Price Index Data for February 2015

 Food

 The food index increased 0.2 percent in February. The index for food at home,
 which declined in January, rose 0.1 percent in February. Major grocery store
 food group indexes were split, with three increases and three declines. The
 index for nonalcoholic beverages increased 0.6 percent in February, its largest
 increase since September 2012. The index for other food at home, which declined
 in January, rose 0.5 percent in February. Also turning up in February was the
 index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, which rose 0.3 percent after 
 declining slightly the prior month. The index for beef and veal rose 0.7 
 percent, its thirteenth consecutive increase. In contrast to these increases,
 the index for dairy and related products continued to fall, declining 1.0 
 percent after a 0.9-percent decrease the previous month. The index for fruits
 and vegetables declined 0.3 percent; the fresh fruits index rose 0.6 percent
 but the index for fresh vegetables declined 2.0 percent. The index for cereals
 and bakery products, whi ch rose in January, declined 0.2 percent in February.
 The index for food at home has risen 2.9 percent over the past year, with all
 six of the major grocery store food group indexes increasing over the span.
 The index for food away from home increased 0.3 percent in February and has 
 risen 3.1 percent over the last 12 months.


 Energy

 The energy index rose 1.0 percent in February, ending a series of seven 
 consecutive declines. The gasoline index turned up after a series of sharp
 declines, rising 2.4 percent. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices rose
 5.3 percent in February.) The fuel oil index also increased after recent
 declines, rising 1.9 percent. The electricity index rose 0.3 percent in
 February after a 0.9-percent increase in January. The only major energy
 component index to fall in February was natural gas, which declined 2.0 percent
 following a 3.4-percent decrease the prior month. Despite the February 
 increases, the gasoline and fuel oil indexes have declined sharply over the
 past year, falling 32.8 percent and 31.2 percent, respectively. The index for
 natural gas has also declined over the past year, falling 6.5 percent, but the
 electricity index has increased 3.2 percent. 

   
 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in February.
 The shelter index increased 0.2 percent and accounted for about two-thirds of
 the monthly increase in the all items less food and energy index. The index for
 rent increased 0.3 percent, while the index for owners' equivalent rent rose
 0.2 percent. The index for lodging away from home declined 0.5 percent after
 rising in January. The index for used cars and trucks turned up in February,
 rising 1.0 percent after declining in each of the four previous months. The 
 apparel index rose 0.3 percent in February, the same increase as in January.
 The index for new vehicles advanced 0.2 percent, as did the index for airline
 fares, while the tobacco index rose 0.5 percent. The index for medical care was
 unchanged in February. The index for medical care commodities rose 0.7 percent,
 as the index for prescription drugs increased 0.6 percent. However, the index
 for medical care services declined 0.2 percent, its first decline since 
 November 1975. The indexes for physicians' services and hospital services both   
 decreased. The index for personal care, which rose in January, fell 0.4 percent
 in February. 

 The index for all items less food and energy has risen 1.7 percent over the 
 past 12 months. The 12-month change has remained in a range of 1.6 percent to
 2.3 percent since June 2011. Indexes that have risen over the past 12 months
 include shelter, medical care, and new vehicles. Among the indexes that have
 declined are those for airline fares, used cars and trucks, and apparel.  


 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was virtually
 unchanged over the last 12 months; the February 2015 index level was 234.722
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.4 percent prior to seasonal
 adjustment.  

 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
 decreased 0.6 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 229.421
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.5 percent prior to seasonal
 adjustment.  

 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) decreased
 0.5 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index rose 0.5 percent
 on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Please note that the indexes for the past
 10 to 12 months are subject to revision.


	
 The Consumer Price Index for March 2015 is scheduled to be released on Friday,
 April 17, 2015, 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 28 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 covers approximately 89
 percent of the total population and includes, 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, 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 6,000 housing units and
 approximately 24,000 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 
 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 0.04 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 0.08 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 0.12 and 0.28 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 2013."  These data are available on the CPI home page
 (www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using the following link: 
 www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2013.pdf   

 Calculating Index Changes

 Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually expressed as
 percent changes rather than changes in index points, because index point
 changes are affected by the level of the index in relation to its base period
 while percent changes are not.  The example below illustrates the computation
 of index point and percent changes.
      
 Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as annual rates
 and are computed according to the standard formula for compound growth rates.
 These data indicate what the percent change would be if the current rate were
 maintained for a 12-month period.

 Index Point Change

 CPI                                                  202.416
 Less previous index                                  201.800
 Equals index point change                               .616



 Percent Change

 Index point difference                                  .616
 Divided by the previous index                        201.800
 Equals                                                 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred                  0.003x100
 Equals percent change                                    0.3





 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data


 Because price data are used for different purposes by different groups, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted as well as 
 unadjusted changes each month.

 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally adjusted changes
 are usually preferred since they eliminate the effect of changes that normally
 occur at the same time and in about the same magnitude every year--such as
 price movements resulting from changing climatic conditions, production cycles,
 model changeovers, holidays, and sales.

 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned about the
 prices they actually pay. Unadjusted data also are used extensively for
 escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining contract agreements and
 pension plans, for example, tie compensation changes to the Consumer Price 
 Index before adjustment for seasonal variation.

 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes are
 derived by the X-13ARIMA-SEATS Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually. Each year, the
 last five years of seasonally adjusted data are revised. Data from January
 2010 through December 2014 were replaced in January 2015. 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 64 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 five years, but the 
 seasonally adjusted indexes before that period will not be changed.
 Note: 32 of the 82 components are not seasonally adjusted for 2014.

 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. In 2014, for the 2009-2013 revisions, the Bureau of Labor
 Statistics began using X-13ARIMA-SEATS to perform the seasonal adjustment of 
 CPI series, including Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for certain 
 series.

 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2015, BLS adjusted 33 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 the response in crude oil markets to the worldwide economic downturn
 in 2008.  

 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 www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.  

 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please write to
 the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices and Price Indexes,
 Washington, DC 20212 or contact Chris Graci at (202) 691-5826, or by e-mail
 at graci.christopher@bls.gov or contact Carlyle Jackson at (202) 691-6984, 
 or by e-mail at jackson.carlyle@bls.gov. If you have general questions about
 the CPI, please call our information staff at (202) 691-7000.  


 



































Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, February 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jan.
2015
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Feb.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014-
Feb.
2015
Jan.
2015-
Feb.
2015
Nov.
2014-
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2014-
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2015-
Feb.
2015

All items

100.000 234.781 233.707 234.722 0.0 0.4 -0.3 -0.7 0.2

Food

14.357 239.608 246.538 246.680 3.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2

Food at home

8.490 236.114 243.123 242.906 2.9 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.156 270.583 273.589 273.052 0.9 -0.2 0.2 0.7 -0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.023 242.386 260.982 260.863 7.6 0.0 0.4 -0.1 0.3

Dairy and related products(1)

0.895 220.861 227.800 225.535 2.1 -1.0 0.6 -0.9 -1.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.391 292.540 298.781 295.686 1.1 -1.0 0.3 -0.9 -0.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.969 165.980 168.603 168.901 1.8 0.2 -0.4 0.1 0.6

Other food at home

2.056 205.554 207.218 208.954 1.7 0.8 0.2 -0.1 0.5

Food away from home(1)

5.867 246.187 253.037 253.719 3.1 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Energy

7.408 242.041 192.619 196.597 -18.8 2.1 -4.7 -9.7 1.0

Energy commodities

3.536 298.403 192.221 201.485 -32.5 4.8 -9.0 -18.0 2.1

Fuel oil(1)

0.126 405.344 273.718 279.040 -31.2 1.9 -7.8 -9.9 1.9

Motor fuel

3.316 291.512 186.763 196.272 -32.7 5.1 -9.2 -18.6 2.2

Gasoline (all types)

3.251 289.814 185.142 194.883 -32.8 5.3 -9.2 -18.7 2.4

Energy services(2)

3.871 198.846 201.594 200.685 0.9 -0.5 0.8 -0.1 -0.2

Electricity(2)

3.010 202.224 208.172 208.696 3.2 0.3 0.6 0.9 0.3

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.862 186.095 179.184 173.978 -6.5 -2.9 1.4 -3.4 -2.0

All items less food and energy

78.235 236.075 239.248 240.083 1.7 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.465 146.509 144.865 145.761 -0.5 0.6 -0.2 -0.1 0.2

Apparel

3.321 125.493 122.527 124.457 -0.8 1.6 -0.8 0.3 0.3

New vehicles

3.568 146.421 146.558 147.345 0.6 0.5 0.0 -0.1 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.593 147.616 141.461 143.390 -2.9 1.4 -0.8 -0.1 1.0

Medical care commodities

1.782 340.067 349.980 353.484 3.9 1.0 0.9 -0.3 0.7

Alcoholic beverages

1.019 236.314 238.718 239.269 1.3 0.2 -0.3 -0.3 0.0

Tobacco and smoking products

0.722 895.290 917.733 918.602 2.6 0.1 0.4 -0.2 0.5

Services less energy services

58.770 290.621 296.979 297.750 2.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.1

Shelter

32.985 267.418 274.589 275.390 3.0 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.210 272.733 281.572 282.389 3.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

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

24.514 275.185 281.980 282.579 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Medical care services

5.993 462.648 470.030 471.138 1.8 0.2 0.3 0.1 -0.2

Physicians' services(2)

1.603 356.939 362.740 361.242 1.2 -0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.4

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.872 276.555 284.225 286.308 3.5 0.7 0.5 0.2 -0.2

Transportation services

5.653 281.759 286.644 287.914 2.2 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.175 264.523 268.869 269.136 1.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.322 430.310 451.007 454.335 5.6 0.7 0.3 0.6 0.9

Airline fare

0.695 297.679 283.152 288.626 -3.0 1.9 -2.0 -0.3 0.2

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

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


Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, February 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jan.
2015
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Feb.
2014-
Feb.
2015
Jan.
2015-
Feb.
2015
Nov.
2014-
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2014-
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2015-
Feb.
2015

All items

100.000 0.0 0.4 -0.3 -0.7 0.2

Food

14.357 3.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2

Food at home

8.490 2.9 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.156 0.9 -0.2 0.2 0.7 -0.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.379 0.7 -0.5 -0.2 1.2 -0.4

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.051 -0.8 -0.1 -1.1 2.1 0.1

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.197 0.6 -0.8 -0.1 -0.6 -0.8

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.131 1.4 -0.1 -1.1 3.4 -0.1

Rice(1)(2)(3)

-0.9 0.1 -1.0 1.1 0.1

Bakery products

0.777 1.0 -0.1 0.4 0.4 -0.1

Bread(2)

0.230 0.8 -0.1 0.8 -0.2 -0.2

White bread(1)(3)

-0.8 -1.1 1.4 0.2 -1.1

Bread other than white(1)(3)

1.5 0.9 1.6 -1.0 0.9

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

0.118 1.9 0.5 0.2 1.1 0.1

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.191 2.0 0.2 0.3 1.3 0.5

Cookies(1)(3)

1.7 0.2 -0.1 1.5 0.6

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

2.1 0.4 0.1 0.7 0.4

Other bakery products

0.238 0.1 -0.5 0.0 0.2 -1.0

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

-1.7 -2.9 1.8 0.6 -2.9

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

-0.4 0.2 -0.1 -0.4 -0.7

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

0.2 -0.2 -0.7 0.2 -0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.023 7.6 0.0 0.4 -0.1 0.3

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.893 7.6 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2

Meats

1.236 10.7 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.1

Beef and veal(1)

0.586 15.2 0.7 0.7 0.1 0.7

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.242 17.3 0.7 0.2 1.3 0.7

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.084 12.7 0.2 1.4 -1.1 0.2

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.206 12.9 1.1 0.9 -0.7 1.1

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.053 18.7 -0.4 1.2 -0.2 -0.4

Pork

0.373 5.9 -1.1 -0.2 -0.4 -1.3

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.143 0.7 -1.5 -0.1 0.3 -1.6

Bacon and related products(3)

-1.0 -1.7 -0.2 0.0 -1.1

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

3.2 -1.5 0.4 0.6 -2.4

Ham

0.078 10.2 0.7 -0.4 -1.0 0.4

Ham, excluding canned(3)

10.2 0.3 -0.8 -1.3 -0.1

Pork chops

0.063 8.1 -1.8 0.2 -2.0 -2.4

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.089 9.4 -1.8 -0.6 -0.5 -2.2

Other meats

0.277 8.3 0.1 0.5 0.7 0.7

Frankfurters(3)

11.6 -0.1 3.5 0.3 0.3

Lunchmeats(2)(3)

7.7 0.2 0.0 1.4 -0.1

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

5.4 0.5 -0.5 -0.5 0.5

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

-1.4 -0.4 -1.1 0.6 -0.4

Poultry

0.364 2.6 0.1 -0.4 0.5 0.5

Chicken(1)(2)

0.297 3.2 -0.3 -0.3 0.4 -0.3

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

5.9 -0.9 0.5 1.9 -0.9

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

1.8 0.0 -0.5 -0.4 0.0

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.068 0.5 2.1 -1.4 -0.8 1.9

Fish and seafood(1)

0.293 1.5 -0.9 -0.3 -0.5 0.1

Fresh fish and seafood(2)

0.150 1.7 -0.6 -0.1 0.0 0.5

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.142 1.4 -1.1 -0.7 -0.8 0.5

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

1.0 -0.4 -1.0 -0.3 -0.4

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

2.7 -1.8 -0.3 -1.0 0.0

Eggs

0.130 8.5 0.9 4.1 -1.8 2.1

Dairy and related products(1)

0.895 2.1 -1.0 0.6 -0.9 -1.0

Milk(1)(2)

0.278 -2.7 -3.3 0.8 -2.2 -3.3

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

-2.0 -3.8 -0.1 -1.5 -3.8

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

-2.5 -2.8 1.5 -2.5 -2.8

Cheese and related products

0.286 5.9 -0.4 0.2 -1.5 -0.5

Ice cream and related products

0.126 3.0 0.9 2.0 -1.3 0.8

Other dairy and related products(1)(2)

0.205 3.1 0.1 0.5 -0.1 0.1

Fruits and vegetables

1.391 1.1 -1.0 0.3 -0.9 -0.3

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.082 1.2 -1.6 0.3 -1.1 -0.6

Fresh fruits

0.573 0.2 -0.7 -1.1 -0.9 0.6

Apples

0.085 -3.2 0.4 -1.1 1.2 -0.4

Bananas

0.087 -1.3 0.0 -1.8 -1.2 0.0

Citrus fruits(2)

0.145 0.1 -0.6 -0.9 -0.9 -0.8

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

-0.4 -0.9 -0.9 1.0 -0.9

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.256 2.1 -1.3 0.5 -2.0 1.6

Fresh vegetables

0.509 2.3 -2.6 1.9 -1.4 -2.0

Potatoes

0.080 -2.5 -1.2 1.0 1.5 -1.1

Lettuce

0.076 15.2 0.1 -2.8 5.0 1.4

Tomatoes(1)

0.098 1.1 -8.3 9.3 -4.4 -8.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.254 0.9 -1.7 2.4 -2.8 -1.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.309 0.7 0.9 0.5 -0.2 0.6

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.160 0.7 1.3 0.7 0.0 0.8

Canned fruits(2)(3)

2.2 1.3 1.0 0.6 0.5

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

-0.1 1.1 0.8 -0.2 0.5

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.090 0.3 -0.1 1.1 -0.9 0.2

Frozen vegetables(3)

0.3 -0.6 1.3 -0.2 -0.1

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.059 1.0 0.9 0.4 1.0 0.5

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

5.6 2.3 1.1 -1.3 2.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.969 1.8 0.2 -0.4 0.1 0.6

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.707 0.9 0.3 -0.4 -0.3 0.7

Carbonated drinks

0.290 0.9 0.8 0.4 -1.1 0.8

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 3.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(2)

0.402 0.9 -0.1 -0.8 0.0 0.5

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.262 4.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.7 0.3

Coffee

0.163 5.8 -1.0 0.1 1.4 -0.3

Roasted coffee(3)

5.9 -1.6 0.3 2.0 -0.8

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

5.2 2.2 1.9 -0.1 2.2

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.099 1.6 1.4 -0.5 -1.1 1.7

Other food at home

2.056 1.7 0.8 0.2 -0.1 0.5

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.306 3.3 1.2 0.5 1.9 1.2

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 3.2 1.1 0.5 2.1 1.6

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.187 4.6 1.7 0.6 0.9 1.7

Other sweets(2)

0.062 -0.5 -0.1 -0.2 0.4 0.3

Fats and oils

0.249 0.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.6 -0.1

Butter and margarine(2)

0.077 6.4 -2.0 -1.3 -1.5 -1.8

Butter(3)

13.6 -3.6 -2.3 -2.5 -2.8

Margarine(3)

0.9 0.1 0.2 -2.6 0.7

Salad dressing(2)

0.062 -1.5 1.1 0.0 0.6 1.7

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.109 -2.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

-3.6 1.1 -0.3 -1.3 1.1

Other foods

1.502 1.5 1.0 0.3 -0.5 0.5

Soups

0.094 -0.3 1.5 -0.5 -0.6 0.1

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.282 1.9 0.1 0.3 -1.4 0.1

Snacks(1)

0.329 3.3 2.7 0.4 -0.7 2.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.300 1.4 1.0 0.8 -0.4 0.5

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

2.5 1.0 0.3 -1.3 0.7

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

-0.8 1.6 1.0 0.1 1.6

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

1.7 0.2 1.0 1.3 -0.7

Other condiments(3)

3.1 1.8 1.0 -0.6 2.0

Baby food(1)(2)

0.055 0.5 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.442 0.6 0.3 0.5 -0.9 0.3

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

3.8 1.1 1.0 -0.8 1.1

Food away from home(1)

5.867 3.1 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.839 2.8 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.430 3.5 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.213 2.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4

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

2.4 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2

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

0.065 1.2 0.0 0.6 0.8 0.0

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.321 2.6 0.9 0.2 0.0 0.9

Energy

7.408 -18.8 2.1 -4.7 -9.7 1.0

Energy commodities

3.536 -32.5 4.8 -9.0 -18.0 2.1

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.220 -29.3 0.7 -4.9 -7.1 0.7

Fuel oil(1)

0.126 -31.2 1.9 -7.8 -9.9 1.9

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

0.094 -26.6 -0.9 -2.1 -7.7 -1.3

Motor fuel

3.316 -32.7 5.1 -9.2 -18.6 2.2

Gasoline (all types)

3.251 -32.8 5.3 -9.2 -18.7 2.4

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

-33.5 5.4 -9.5 -19.1 2.5

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

-30.7 6.5 -9.4 -18.1 3.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

-29.3 4.0 -6.7 -16.4 0.9

Other motor fuels(2)

0.066 -27.8 -3.3 -3.7 -13.5 -4.5

Energy services(8)

3.871 0.9 -0.5 0.8 -0.1 -0.2

Electricity(8)

3.010 3.2 0.3 0.6 0.9 0.3

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.862 -6.5 -2.9 1.4 -3.4 -2.0

All items less food and energy

78.235 1.7 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.465 -0.5 0.6 -0.2 -0.1 0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.360 -1.9 0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1

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

0.270 -3.7 -0.4 -2.5 1.1 -0.4

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.047 0.9 -0.2 -0.2 0.8 -0.2

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.053 -5.0 -0.3 -3.3 -1.7 -0.3

Other linens(1)(2)

0.170 -4.5 -0.5 -2.8 2.0 -0.5

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.769 -1.5 -0.4 0.3 -0.5 -0.4

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.265 -4.2 -1.2 -0.3 -1.4 -1.2

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

0.365 -0.5 -0.5 0.7 0.1 -0.5

Other furniture(2)

0.128 1.0 1.5 0.2 -0.2 0.8

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

Appliances(2)

0.275 -4.9 0.2 -0.6 0.1 -0.3

Major appliances(2)

0.150 -7.8 0.2 0.0 -0.4 -0.2

Laundry equipment(3)

-8.3 1.2 1.2 0.0 0.2

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.121 -1.2 0.1 -2.1 1.0 0.1

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.484 -2.8 0.5 -0.9 -0.3 -0.2

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.260 -3.9 -0.2 -1.6 0.7 -0.2

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.108 1.3 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.2

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.043 -3.8 1.3 -3.6 3.4 1.3

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.073 -4.2 0.5 -0.4 -1.5 -0.1

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.714 -0.9 0.5 0.1 -0.6 0.0

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.190 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.2

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.369 -1.4 0.6 0.1 -0.8 0.1

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.848 -0.8 0.5 -0.1 -0.4 0.5

Household cleaning products(2)

0.336 -1.5 0.5 0.0 -0.7 0.3

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.247 -0.2 0.8 -0.3 -0.6 0.8

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.265 -0.5 0.0 -0.4 0.4 0.0

Apparel

3.321 -0.8 1.6 -0.8 0.3 0.3

Men's and boys' apparel

0.840 -0.2 2.7 -0.7 0.1 2.2

Men's apparel

0.657 0.1 3.8 -1.0 -0.5 3.2

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.106 -3.6 4.4 -1.7 1.2 2.1

Men's furnishings

0.183 -3.3 2.2 -1.0 -2.5 1.2

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.192 1.2 5.3 -1.3 -1.5 7.2

Men's pants and shorts

0.169 5.4 3.3 -0.5 1.4 1.5

Boys' apparel

0.183 -1.2 -0.9 -0.1 2.1 -1.4

Women's and girls' apparel

1.414 -2.4 1.9 -1.6 0.8 -0.5

Women's apparel

1.184 -3.2 2.1 -1.2 0.0 -0.7

Women's outerwear

0.113 4.1 -4.3 -0.8 3.3 -2.0

Women's dresses

0.144 -2.2 6.8 -0.8 -2.6 0.3

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.536 -6.2 3.9 -1.1 -1.2 -0.1

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

0.382 -0.9 -0.4 -0.4 0.0 -0.3

Girls' apparel

0.230 1.4 1.3 -3.5 4.9 0.7

Footwear

0.715 2.2 0.6 0.4 -0.7 0.0

Men's footwear(1)

0.220 1.1 0.2 -1.0 0.2 0.2

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.172 5.8 -0.4 0.2 -1.8 0.0

Women's footwear

0.323 1.2 1.3 0.6 -0.9 0.5

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.135 -0.7 -1.5 0.0 0.0 -1.4

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.217 -2.4 0.0 -0.7 0.7 0.0

Watches(1)(6)

0.048 1.4 1.1 -1.3 2.6 1.1

Jewelry(6)

0.170 -3.4 -0.3 -0.4 0.1 0.1

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.708 -0.4 0.7 -0.2 -0.1 0.4

New vehicles

3.568 0.6 0.5 0.0 -0.1 0.2

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

0.7 0.5 0.0 -0.1 0.2

New cars(3)

0.1 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.2

New trucks(3)(11)

1.2 0.5 0.0 -0.4 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.593 -2.9 1.4 -0.8 -0.1 1.0

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.437 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.2

Tires(1)

0.287 -1.0 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.0

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.150 1.8 0.5 0.3 -0.1 0.5

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

1.6 0.8 0.2 -0.3 0.8

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

1.7 -0.6 0.8 -0.3 -0.6

Medical care commodities

1.782 3.9 1.0 0.9 -0.3 0.7

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.706 4.1 1.0 0.6 0.1 1.0

Prescription drugs

1.357 5.2 1.0 0.7 -0.2 0.6

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.349 0.2 1.0 0.4 -1.0 1.0

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.075 0.0 0.6 -0.1 -1.5 0.6

Recreation commodities(9)

2.012 -3.0 0.0 -0.3 -0.5 -0.2

Video and audio products(9)

0.291 -10.2 0.2 -1.3 -0.4 -0.1

Televisions

0.134 -16.3 0.0 -1.9 -0.9 -0.4

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.030 0.8 0.0 -4.5 2.0 0.0

Audio equipment

0.067 -8.5 0.5 0.0 -1.0 0.1

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

0.044 -2.3 0.1 0.7 0.4 0.1

Pets and pet products(1)

0.657 0.0 0.0 0.1 -0.8 0.0

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

-0.5 -0.1 0.1 -1.1 -0.1

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

0.7 -0.2 0.1 -0.6 -0.2

Sporting goods(1)

0.403 -1.9 0.4 -0.8 0.1 0.4

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.183 -1.0 0.5 -0.4 0.6 0.5

Sports equipment

0.214 -2.6 0.4 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.057 -3.5 0.1 -0.9 -1.8 -0.8

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

7.5 0.5 -1.2 -0.2 0.5

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

-4.9 0.0 -1.3 -1.7 -0.7

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.221 1.9 -0.3 0.1 0.1 -0.3

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.124 4.0 -0.5 0.9 -0.4 -0.5

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.096 -0.6 -0.1 -0.8 0.7 -0.1

Other recreational goods(2)

0.384 -6.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.9 -1.4

Toys

0.281 -7.3 -0.9 0.3 -0.8 -1.9

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

-5.4 -1.7 0.3 -0.2 -2.8

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

0.050 -2.8 1.5 -2.0 -1.2 1.5

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.042 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -1.2

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.613 -4.0 0.1 -0.6 -0.5 -0.1

Educational books and supplies

0.205 5.8 -0.1 0.9 0.3 0.3

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

6.3 -0.3 0.7 0.8 -0.3

Information technology commodities(9)

0.408 -8.2 0.3 -1.3 -0.9 -0.3

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.272 -9.8 0.4 -1.6 -1.3 -0.4

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.068 -1.1 0.0 -1.3 -0.6 0.0

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

0.069 -8.6 0.0 -0.3 0.1 0.0

Alcoholic beverages

1.019 1.3 0.2 -0.3 -0.3 0.0

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.599 0.4 0.3 -0.4 -0.6 0.0

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.274 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4 -0.5

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.074 1.0 0.3 0.0 -0.4 0.2

Whiskey at home(1)(3)

1.7 -0.1 0.1 0.7 -0.1

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(3)

0.9 0.4 0.3 -0.7 0.2

Wine at home

0.251 0.8 0.7 -0.5 -0.7 0.3

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.420 2.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2

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

2.0 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.3

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

2.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2

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

2.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Other goods(9)

1.651 1.4 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.722 2.6 0.1 0.4 -0.2 0.5

Cigarettes(2)

0.666 2.6 0.0 0.5 -0.1 0.4

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.050 2.9 1.4 0.5 -1.2 1.4

Personal care products(1)

0.736 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 1.2 -0.1

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

0.375 1.1 0.6 -0.2 1.2 0.6

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

0.353 0.8 -0.9 -0.2 1.2 -0.9

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.193 -1.1 -0.3 0.2 -0.2 -0.4

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

-0.5 0.0 0.0 -0.9 0.0

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

1.5 2.6 0.5 -1.9 2.6

Services less energy services

58.770 2.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.1

Shelter

32.985 3.0 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Rent of shelter(13)

32.606 3.0 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

Rent of primary residence(8)

7.210 3.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Lodging away from home(2)

0.881 5.7 2.6 0.4 1.3 -0.5

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

0.173 2.9 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.4

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.708 6.4 3.3 0.4 1.5 -0.7

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

24.514 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

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

23.083 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.379 5.2 0.0 0.9 0.7 0.0

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.233 4.6 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.3

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.955 5.5 0.6 0.6 0.2 0.3

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.278 1.6 0.4 0.1 -0.1 0.4

Household operations(1)(2)

0.853 3.8 0.3 -0.3 0.2 0.3

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.281 1.4 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.0

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.280 0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.2

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.118 5.2 1.6 -0.9 1.1 1.8

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.067 4.4 0.0 0.8 0.3 0.0

Medical care services

5.993 1.8 0.2 0.3 0.1 -0.2

Professional services

3.053 1.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 -0.2

Physicians' services(8)

1.603 1.2 -0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.4

Dental services(8)

0.814 2.4 0.6 0.0 0.5 0.4

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.283 0.7 0.1 0.1 -0.8 0.1

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.353 1.2 0.2 0.0 -0.8 0.0

Hospital and related services

2.182 3.3 0.6 0.5 0.2 -0.2

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.872 3.5 0.7 0.5 0.2 -0.2

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

3.4 0.7 0.7 -0.1 -0.2

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

3.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 -0.3

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

0.176 3.0 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.1

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

0.133 0.2 -0.7 0.4 0.2 -0.7

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.758 -0.8 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Transportation services

5.653 2.2 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.3

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.400 -0.6 -1.4 0.5 0.7 -1.2

Car and truck rental(2)

0.074 -1.4 -1.7 -0.6 3.7 -3.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.175 1.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.057 0.6 -0.3 0.3 0.2 -0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.493 1.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.2

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.592 2.3 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.4

Motor vehicle insurance

2.322 5.6 0.7 0.3 0.6 0.9

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.568 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.5

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

0.314 -1.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

Parking and other fees(2)

0.236 2.4 0.9 0.3 -0.5 0.9

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

2.8 0.8 0.7 0.2 0.8

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

-0.5 0.0 -0.1 0.5 0.0

Public transportation

1.114 -1.9 1.0 -1.1 -0.1 0.0

Airline fare

0.695 -3.0 1.9 -2.0 -0.3 0.2

Other intercity transportation

0.153 -2.1 -2.1 -0.4 -0.9 -1.1

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

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

-0.1 -4.7 5.6 -6.2 -4.7

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

-1.1 -1.2 0.3 0.4 -1.2

Intracity transportation(1)

0.262 1.5 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.3

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

1.2 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.3

Recreation services(9)

3.786 1.6 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.1

Video and audio services(9)

1.573 1.8 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.1

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.481 2.0 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.0

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

0.092 -0.3 1.5 -1.2 1.4 1.5

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

-3.0 1.6 -2.7 1.7 1.6

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

3.2 0.8 1.2 1.2 0.8

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.403 2.7 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.1

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

2.2 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.3

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

2.8 0.5 0.2 0.6 0.1

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.062 1.7 -0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.4

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

0.5 -0.5 0.1 0.0 -0.5

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

3.5 -0.3 0.4 0.7 -0.3

Other recreation services(2)

1.747 1.1 0.1 0.0 0.8 0.1

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

0.613 -0.8 -1.3 -0.6 1.4 -1.3

Admissions(1)

0.647 2.4 1.4 0.7 0.6 1.4

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

1.4 0.9 0.6 0.1 0.9

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

4.5 1.9 1.2 1.8 1.9

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.212 1.4 -0.3 0.0 0.1 -0.3

Education and communication services(9)

6.492 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.146 3.3 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.2

College tuition and fees

1.866 3.3 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.2

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.379 4.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.733 3.0 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.039 2.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.145 0.0 -0.1 0.3 -0.5 -2.6

Postage(1)

0.131 0.0 0.0 0.4 -0.5 -2.8

Delivery services(2)

0.015 0.3 -1.0 0.0 0.1 -0.6

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.472 -2.3 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.624 -4.2 -0.4 -0.5 -0.5 -0.4

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.848 1.7 0.3 0.3 0.8 0.3

Internet services and electronic information providers(2)

0.716 1.1 0.0 -0.2 0.2 -0.8

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.775 1.5 -0.3 0.2 0.4 -0.3

Personal care services(1)

0.640 0.7 -0.7 0.5 -0.1 -0.7

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

0.640 0.7 -0.7 0.5 -0.1 -0.7

Miscellaneous personal services

1.135 1.9 -0.1 0.2 0.6 -0.3

Legal services(6)

0.319 0.7 0.1 -0.2 0.2 0.1

Funeral expenses(1)(6)

0.174 1.7 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.2

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.278 1.7 -0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.1

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

0.034 2.2 0.3 -0.2 0.4 0.3

Financial services(1)(6)

0.234 3.9 -0.4 0.3 2.2 -0.4

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

0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

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

6.2 -0.8 0.2 3.2 -0.8

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

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


Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes, February 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Jan.
2015
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Feb.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014-
Feb.
2015
Jan.
2015-
Feb.
2015
Nov.
2014-
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2014-
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2015-
Feb.
2015

All items less food

85.643 234.046 231.711 232.863 -0.5 0.5 -0.4 -0.8 0.2

All items less shelter

67.015 224.665 220.322 221.432 -1.4 0.5 -0.6 -1.1 0.2

All items less food and shelter

52.658 220.571 213.576 214.913 -2.6 0.6 -0.8 -1.4 0.2

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.250 218.849 219.704 220.561 0.8 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1

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

43.657 223.133 224.394 225.190 0.9 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1

All items less medical care

92.226 225.186 223.721 224.696 -0.2 0.4 -0.4 -0.7 0.2

All items less energy

92.592 235.940 239.670 240.398 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2

Commodities

37.358 187.040 178.576 180.005 -3.8 0.8 -1.2 -2.2 0.4

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.872 147.105 145.868 146.673 -0.3 0.6 -0.2 -0.1 0.1

Commodities less food

23.001 162.276 148.260 150.135 -7.5 1.3 -2.0 -3.5 0.5

Commodities less food and beverages

21.982 159.547 145.124 147.028 -7.8 1.3 -2.1 -3.6 0.5

Services

62.642 282.147 288.178 288.800 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1

Services less rent of shelter(1)

30.036 308.230 313.112 313.517 1.7 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0

Services less medical care services

56.649 268.451 274.345 274.931 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Durables

8.990 110.844 108.474 109.062 -1.6 0.5 -0.3 -0.2 0.2

Nondurables

28.368 224.935 213.108 214.988 -4.4 0.9 -1.0 -2.9 0.2

Nondurables less food

14.011 211.054 184.946 188.141 -10.9 1.7 -2.2 -5.6 0.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.992 209.412 181.619 184.969 -11.7 1.8 -2.4 -6.0 0.4

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.671 266.457 222.554 226.866 -14.9 1.9 -2.8 -7.9 0.3

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.690 262.466 222.900 226.857 -13.6 1.8 -2.6 -7.2 0.3

Housing

42.522 230.905 235.485 236.016 2.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Education and communication(2)

7.106 137.045 137.604 137.560 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Education(2)

3.351 228.835 236.820 236.814 3.5 0.0 0.3 0.5 0.2

Communication(2)

3.755 82.474 80.667 80.620 -2.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 -0.4

Information and information processing(2)

3.609 78.616 76.822 76.778 -2.3 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.3

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.137 8.399 8.181 8.190 -2.5 0.1 0.0 -1.1 -0.6

Recreation(2)

5.798 115.656 115.288 115.593 -0.1 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.0

Video and audio(2)

1.864 100.055 99.144 99.824 -0.2 0.7 0.5 -0.4 0.1

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.060 165.032 166.468 166.746 1.0 0.2 0.2 -0.3 0.1

Photography(2)

0.120 76.158 75.631 75.505 -0.9 -0.2 -0.4 -0.8 -0.6

Food and beverages

15.376 239.476 246.100 246.269 2.8 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.1

Domestically produced farm food

7.141 243.949 251.845 251.607 3.1 -0.1 0.5 -0.4 0.0

Other services

12.054 332.702 336.331 336.544 1.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 -0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.606 119.525 115.448 117.587 -1.6 1.9 -1.2 0.5 0.4

Fuels and utilities

5.324 232.014 232.309 231.912 0.0 -0.2 0.5 -0.4 0.0

Household energy

4.091 200.114 198.143 197.375 -1.4 -0.4 0.4 -0.5 -0.1

Medical care

7.774 432.769 440.969 442.783 2.3 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0

Transportation

14.677 214.673 190.871 193.944 -9.7 1.6 -2.8 -5.0 0.8

Private transportation

13.563 210.041 185.461 188.542 -10.2 1.7 -2.9 -5.4 0.9

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.744 100.576 99.498 100.103 -0.5 0.6 -0.2 0.0 0.3

Utilities and public transportation

10.172 213.993 214.665 214.830 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0

Household furnishings and operations

4.213 123.545 122.351 122.601 -0.8 0.2 -0.3 -0.2 0.0

Other goods and services

3.426 405.910 412.545 411.837 1.5 -0.2 0.2 0.4 -0.2

Personal care

2.704 217.023 220.071 219.536 1.2 -0.2 0.1 0.6 -0.4

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

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


Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, February 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Feb. 2015 from: Percent change to Jan. 2015 from:
Feb.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014

U.S. city average

M

0.0 0.0 0.4 -0.1 -1.0 -0.5

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

-0.2 0.0 0.2 -0.4 -0.7 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.2 0.2 0.3 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1

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

M

-1.4 -0.5 0.0 -1.1 -1.0 -0.4

Midwest urban

M

-0.5 -0.2 0.3 -0.3 -1.3 -0.6

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

-0.6 -0.3 0.2 -0.3 -1.2 -0.5

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

M

-0.4 -0.2 0.5 -0.2 -1.4 -0.7

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

-0.9 -0.1 0.5 -0.9 -1.4 -0.6

South urban

M

-0.3 -0.2 0.5 -0.4 -1.3 -0.7

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

-0.1 -0.2 0.4 -0.1 -1.1 -0.6

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

M

-0.5 -0.2 0.6 -0.6 -1.5 -0.8

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

0.1 -0.1 0.5 0.2 -1.2 -0.6

West urban

M

0.9 0.3 0.6 0.7 -0.8 -0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.0 0.3 0.6 0.9 -0.7 -0.2

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

M

0.6 0.2 0.7 0.0 -1.0 -0.5

Size classes

A(4)

M

0.2 0.1 0.4 0.1 -0.8 -0.3

B/C(3)

M

-0.4 -0.2 0.5 -0.5 -1.3 -0.7

D

M

0.1 -0.1 0.5 0.1 -1.3 -0.6

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

-0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.4 -0.6 -0.2

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

0.1 0.3 0.7 -0.1 -0.8 -0.3

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

M

0.1 0.4 0.3 -0.5 -0.4 0.1

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

1

0.6 -0.7

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

0.5 -0.7

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

-0.6 -1.1

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

1

-0.2 -1.0

Atlanta, GA

2

-0.3 0.0

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

-1.8 -0.7

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

-0.7 -0.9

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

0.4 0.3

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

2

-0.1 -0.2

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

2.5 1.0

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

1.1 0.2

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

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


Table 5. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) and the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, all items index, February 2015
[Percent changes]
Month Year Unadjusted 1-month percent change Unadjusted 12-month percent change
C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U

December 2000

2.6 3.4

December 2001

1.3 1.6

December 2002

2.0 2.4

December 2003

1.7 1.9

December 2004

3.2 3.3

December 2005

2.9 3.4

December 2006

2.3 2.5

December 2007

3.7 4.1

December 2008

0.2 0.1

December 2009

2.5 2.7

December 2010

1.3 1.5

December 2011

2.9 3.0

December 2012

1.5 1.7

January 2013

0.3 0.3 1.3 1.6

February 2013

0.8 0.8 1.7 2.0

March 2013

0.3 0.3 1.3 1.5

April 2013

-0.1 -0.1 0.9 1.1

May 2013

0.1 0.2 1.1 1.4

June 2013

0.2 0.2 1.5 1.8

July 2013

0.0 0.0 1.7 2.0

August 2013

0.1 0.1 1.3 1.5

September 2013

0.1 0.1 1.0 1.2

October 2013

-0.3 -0.3 0.8 1.0

November 2013

-0.2 -0.2 1.1 1.2

December 2013

-0.1 0.0 1.3 1.5

January 2014

0.4 0.4 1.5 1.6

February 2014

0.4 0.4 1.0 1.1

March 2014

0.6 0.6 1.4 1.5

April 2014

0.3 0.3 1.8 2.0

May 2014

0.3 0.3 2.0 2.1

June 2014

0.2 0.2 2.0 2.1

July 2014

-0.1 0.0 1.9 2.0

August 2014

-0.2 -0.2 1.6 1.7

September 2014

0.1 0.1 1.5 1.7

October 2014

-0.3 -0.3 1.5 1.7

November 2014

-0.6 -0.5 1.1 1.3

December 2014

-0.7 -0.6 0.5 0.8

January 2015

-0.7 -0.5 -0.6 -0.1

February 2015

0.5 0.4 -0.5 0.0

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

Indexes are issued as initial estimates. Indexes are revised each quarter with the publication of January, April, July, and October data as updated expenditure estimates become available. The C-CPI-U indexes are updated quarterly until they become final. January-March indexes are final in January of the following year; April-June indexes are final in April of the following year; July-September indexes are final in July of the following year; October-December indexes are final in October of the following year.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, February 2015, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jan.
2015
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jan. 2015-
Feb. 2015
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Jan. 2015-
Feb. 2015(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.2 0.04 L-Jun. 2014 0.2

Food

14.357 0.2 0.022 0.08 L-Dec. 2014 0.2

Food at home

8.490 0.1 0.006 0.12 L-Dec. 2014 0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.156 -0.2 -0.003 0.27 S-Sep. 2014 -0.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.379 -0.4 -0.002 0.44 S-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.051 0.1 0.000 0.64 S-Dec. 2014 -1.1

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.197 -0.8 -0.002 0.71 S-Sep. 2014 -1.2

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.131 -0.1 0.000 0.67 S-Dec. 2014 -1.1

Rice(4)(5)(6)

0.1 0.83 S-Dec. 2014 -1.0

Bakery products

0.777 -0.1 -0.001 0.31 S-Oct. 2014 -0.1

Bread(5)

0.230 -0.2 -0.001 0.57 - -

White bread(4)(6)

-1.1 0.81 S-May 2014 -1.7

Bread other than white(4)(6)

0.9 0.88 L-Dec. 2014 1.6

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

0.118 0.1 0.000 0.69 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.191 0.5 0.001 0.64 S-Dec. 2014 0.3

Cookies(4)(6)

0.6 0.97 S-Dec. 2014 -0.1

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

0.4 0.86 S-Dec. 2014 0.1

Other bakery products

0.238 -1.0 -0.002 0.66 S-Feb. 2014 -1.0

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

-2.9 0.84 S-May 1999 -3.5

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

-0.7 1.25 S-Mar. 2014 -1.0

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

-0.4 0.88 S-Dec. 2014 -0.7

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.023 0.3 0.006 0.22 L-Dec. 2014 0.4

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.893 0.2 0.003 0.24 L-Nov. 2014 0.6

Meats

1.236 0.1 0.001 0.27 - -

Beef and veal(4)

0.586 0.7 0.004 0.40 L-Dec. 2014 0.7

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.242 0.7 0.002 0.55 S-Dec. 2014 0.2

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.084 0.2 0.000 0.87 L-Dec. 2014 1.4

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.206 1.1 0.002 0.70 L-Aug. 2014 4.7

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.053 -0.4 0.000 0.81 S-Jul. 2013 -1.2

Pork

0.373 -1.3 -0.005 0.47 S-May 2012 -1.9

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.143 -1.6 -0.002 0.76 S-Dec. 2010 -3.0

Bacon and related products(6)

-1.1 0.95 S-Oct. 2014 -1.7

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

-2.4 0.94 S-Jun. 2008 -2.7

Ham

0.078 0.4 0.000 0.91 L-Nov. 2014 1.2

Ham, excluding canned(6)

-0.1 1.16 L-Nov. 2014 1.3

Pork chops

0.063 -2.4 -0.002 1.17 S-Feb. 2014 -2.4

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.089 -2.2 -0.002 1.01 S-Sep. 2012 -2.4

Other meats

0.277 0.7 0.002 0.48 - -

Frankfurters(6)

0.3 1.56 - -

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

-0.1 0.62 S-Oct. 2014 -0.2

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

0.5 1.72 L-Nov. 2014 1.6

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

-0.4 2.54 S-Dec. 2014 -1.1

Poultry

0.364 0.5 0.002 0.63 - -

Chicken(4)(5)

0.297 -0.3 -0.001 0.76 S-Dec. 2014 -0.3

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

-0.9 1.42 S-Oct. 2014 -1.8

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

0.0 0.72 L-Nov. 2014 1.6

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.068 1.9 0.001 0.78 L-Feb. 2013 2.1

Fish and seafood(4)

0.293 0.1 0.000 0.54 L-Nov. 2014 0.1

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.150 0.5 0.001 0.87 L-Aug. 2014 0.6

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.142 0.5 0.001 0.53 L-May 2014 0.8

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

-0.4 0.88 S-Dec. 2014 -1.0

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

0.0 0.75 L-Nov. 2014 0.5

Eggs

0.130 2.1 0.003 0.62 L-Dec. 2014 4.1

Dairy and related products(4)

0.895 -1.0 -0.009 0.26 S-Apr. 2012 -1.0

Milk(4)(5)

0.278 -3.3 -0.009 0.33 S-Mar. 2009 -4.4

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

-3.8 0.53 S-Mar. 2009 -5.8

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

-2.8 0.45 S-Mar. 2009 -3.2

Cheese and related products

0.286 -0.5 -0.001 0.46 L-Dec. 2014 0.2

Ice cream and related products

0.126 0.8 0.001 0.83 L-Dec. 2014 2.0

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.205 0.1 0.000 0.57 L-Dec. 2014 0.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.391 -0.3 -0.004 0.37 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.082 -0.6 -0.006 0.46 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

Fresh fruits

0.573 0.6 0.003 0.64 L-Oct. 2014 1.4

Apples

0.085 -0.4 0.000 1.11 S-Dec. 2014 -1.1

Bananas

0.087 0.0 0.000 0.62 L-Nov. 2014 1.5

Citrus fruits(5)

0.145 -0.8 -0.001 1.44 L-Oct. 2014 2.2

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

-0.9 1.41 S-Dec. 2014 -0.9

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.256 1.6 0.004 1.08 L-Sep. 2014 2.6

Fresh vegetables

0.509 -2.0 -0.010 0.59 S-Dec. 2013 -2.2

Potatoes

0.080 -1.1 -0.001 1.14 S-Nov. 2014 -1.3

Lettuce

0.076 1.4 0.001 1.44 S-Dec. 2014 -2.8

Tomatoes(4)

0.098 -8.3 -0.008 1.42 S-May 2011 -18.0

Other fresh vegetables

0.254 -1.2 -0.003 0.74 L-Dec. 2014 2.4

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.309 0.6 0.002 0.49 L-Mar. 2014 0.8

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.160 0.8 0.001 0.76 L-Oct. 2014 1.2

Canned fruits(5)(6)

0.5 0.86 S-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

0.5 1.02 L-Dec. 2014 0.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.090 0.2 0.000 0.86 L-Dec. 2014 1.1

Frozen vegetables(6)

-0.1 1.07 L-Dec. 2014 1.3

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.059 0.5 0.000 0.73 S-Dec. 2014 0.4

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

2.3 0.79 L-Dec. 2012 2.8

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.969 0.6 0.006 0.34 L-Sep. 2012 0.7

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.707 0.7 0.005 0.43 L-Sep. 2012 1.0

Carbonated drinks

0.290 0.8 0.002 0.68 L-Apr. 2013 1.1

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 0.0 0.000 0.64 S-Dec. 2014 0.0

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.402 0.5 0.002 0.61 L-Nov. 2014 1.0

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.262 0.3 0.001 0.44 S-Dec. 2014 -0.1

Coffee

0.163 -0.3 -0.001 0.59 S-Oct. 2014 -0.3

Roasted coffee(6)

-0.8 0.64 S-Aug. 2013 -2.2

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

2.2 1.03 L-Jun. 2014 2.6

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.099 1.7 0.002 0.62 L-Jun. 2012 2.5

Other food at home

2.056 0.5 0.011 0.23 L-Jul. 2014 0.6

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.306 1.2 0.004 0.58 S-Dec. 2014 0.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 1.6 0.001 0.62 S-Dec. 2014 0.5

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.187 1.7 0.003 0.89 L-Sep. 2014 2.1

Other sweets(5)

0.062 0.3 0.000 0.63 S-Dec. 2014 -0.2

Fats and oils

0.249 -0.1 0.000 0.42 L-Oct. 2014 0.3

Butter and margarine(5)

0.077 -1.8 -0.001 0.65 S-Mar. 2010 -1.9

Butter(6)

-2.8 0.92 S-Mar. 2012 -2.8

Margarine(6)

0.7 1.02 L-Oct. 2014 1.0

Salad dressing(5)

0.062 1.7 0.001 0.82 L-Jun. 2011 2.1

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.109 -0.1 0.000 0.62 L-Dec. 2014 -0.1

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

1.1 1.00 L-Oct. 2013 1.1

Other foods

1.502 0.5 0.007 0.28 L-Jul. 2014 0.8

Soups

0.094 0.1 0.000 1.02 L-Nov. 2014 0.3

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.282 0.1 0.000 0.63 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

Snacks(4)

0.329 2.7 0.009 0.66 L-Apr. 2005 3.4

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.300 0.5 0.001 0.59 L-Dec. 2014 0.8

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

0.7 0.93 L-Nov. 2014 1.9

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

1.6 1.56 L-Sep. 2014 5.6

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

-0.7 0.87 S-Apr. 2014 -1.6

Other condiments(6)

2.0 0.97 L-May 2014 4.2

Baby food(4)(5)

0.055 -0.2 0.000 0.38 - -

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.442 0.3 0.001 0.51 L-Dec. 2014 0.5

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

1.1 0.55 L-Sep. 2014 1.4

Food away from home(4)

5.867 0.3 0.016 0.06 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.839 0.2 0.005 0.07 L-Dec. 2014 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.430 0.3 0.008 0.10 - -

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.213 0.4 0.001 0.16 L-Oct. 2014 0.6

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

0.2 0.08 L-Nov. 2014 0.2

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

0.065 0.0 0.000 0.34 S-Oct. 2014 -0.1

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.321 0.9 0.003 0.11 L-Jan. 2012 1.1

Energy

7.408 1.0 0.073 0.15 L-Dec. 2013 1.7

Energy commodities

3.536 2.1 0.079 0.12 L-Dec. 2013 2.8

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.220 0.7 0.002 0.53 L-Feb. 2014 7.0

Fuel oil(4)

0.126 1.9 0.002 0.37 L-Feb. 2014 4.1

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

0.094 -1.3 -0.001 0.78 L-Oct. 2014 -0.6

Motor fuel

3.316 2.2 0.078 0.12 L-Dec. 2013 2.8

Gasoline (all types)

3.251 2.4 0.081 0.12 L-Dec. 2013 2.8

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

2.5 0.38 L-Dec. 2013 2.9

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

3.6 0.36 L-Feb. 2013 7.7

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

0.9 0.31 L-Apr. 2014 1.7

Other motor fuels(5)

0.066 -4.5 -0.003 0.12 L-Dec. 2014 -3.7

Energy services(11)

3.871 -0.2 -0.007 0.28 S-Nov. 2014 -0.3

Electricity(11)

3.010 0.3 0.010 0.35 S-Nov. 2014 0.0

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.862 -2.0 -0.017 0.28 L-Dec. 2014 1.4

All items less food and energy

78.235 0.2 0.123 0.04 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.465 0.2 0.041 0.09 L-Jan. 2013 0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.360 -0.1 -0.003 0.16 L-Oct. 2014 0.3

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

0.270 -0.4 -0.001 0.56 S-Dec. 2014 -2.5

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.047 -0.2 0.000 0.41 S-Dec. 2014 -0.2

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.053 -0.3 0.000 0.50 L-Nov. 2014 3.4

Other linens(4)(5)

0.170 -0.5 -0.001 0.83 S-Dec. 2014 -2.8

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.769 -0.4 -0.003 0.31 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.265 -1.2 -0.003 0.47 L-Dec. 2014 -0.3

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

0.365 -0.5 -0.002 0.50 S-Sep. 2014 -0.7

Other furniture(5)

0.128 0.8 0.001 0.61 L-Apr. 2013 1.7

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

Appliances(5)

0.275 -0.3 -0.001 0.46 S-Dec. 2014 -0.6

Major appliances(5)

0.150 -0.2 0.000 0.67 L-Dec. 2014 0.0

Laundry equipment(6)

0.2 0.95 L-Dec. 2014 1.2

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.121 0.1 0.000 0.66 S-Dec. 2014 -2.1

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.484 -0.2 -0.001 0.51 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.260 -0.2 0.000 0.88 S-Dec. 2014 -1.6

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.108 0.2 0.000 0.50 - -

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.043 1.3 0.001 1.23 S-Dec. 2014 -3.6

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.073 -0.1 0.000 0.42 L-Oct. 2014 0.6

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.714 0.0 0.000 0.25 L-Dec. 2014 0.1

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.190 0.2 0.000 0.39 L-Dec. 2014 0.4

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.369 0.1 0.000 0.32 L-Dec. 2014 0.1

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.848 0.5 0.004 0.26 L-Oct. 2014 0.6

Household cleaning products(5)

0.336 0.3 0.001 0.45 L-Oct. 2014 0.3

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.247 0.8 0.002 0.43 L-Sep. 2013 0.8

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.265 0.0 0.000 0.41 S-Dec. 2014 -0.4

Apparel

3.321 0.3 0.010 0.41 - -

Men's and boys' apparel

0.840 2.2 0.019 0.74 L-Feb. 2009 2.4

Men's apparel

0.657 3.2 0.021 0.80 L-EVER -

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.106 2.1 0.002 2.00 L-Feb. 2013 2.1

Men's furnishings

0.183 1.2 0.002 0.89 L-Jul. 2014 1.2

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.192 7.2 0.014 1.56 L-EVER -

Men's pants and shorts

0.169 1.5 0.002 1.57 L-Feb. 2014 1.9

Boys' apparel

0.183 -1.4 -0.003 1.48 S-Aug. 2014 -3.9

Women's and girls' apparel

1.414 -0.5 -0.007 0.73 S-Dec. 2014 -1.6

Women's apparel

1.184 -0.7 -0.009 0.78 S-Dec. 2014 -1.2

Women's outerwear

0.113 -2.0 -0.002 2.43 S-Nov. 2014 -2.7

Women's dresses

0.144 0.3 0.000 2.38 L-Nov. 2014 0.3

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.536 -0.1 -0.001 0.97 L-Aug. 2014 0.5

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

0.382 -0.3 -0.001 0.92 S-Dec. 2014 -0.4

Girls' apparel

0.230 0.7 0.002 1.83 S-Dec. 2014 -3.5

Footwear

0.715 0.0 0.000 0.73 L-Dec. 2014 0.4

Men's footwear(4)

0.220 0.2 0.000 1.07 - -

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.172 0.0 0.000 1.10 L-Dec. 2014 0.2

Women's footwear

0.323 0.5 0.002 1.17 L-Dec. 2014 0.6

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.135 -1.4 -0.002 0.98 S-Apr. 2013 -1.7

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.217 0.0 0.000 0.78 S-Dec. 2014 -0.7

Watches(4)(9)

0.048 1.1 0.001 0.87 S-Dec. 2014 -1.3

Jewelry(9)

0.170 0.1 0.000 0.96 - -

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.708 0.4 0.024 0.09 L-Jun. 2011 1.0

New vehicles

3.568 0.2 0.007 0.14 L-Jul. 2014 0.3

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

0.2 0.12 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

New cars(6)

0.2 0.14 L-Jan. 2013 0.3

New trucks(14)(6)

0.2 0.13 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.593 1.0 0.016 0.01 L-Jun. 2011 1.7

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.437 0.2 0.001 0.21 - -

Tires(4)

0.287 0.0 0.000 0.29 S-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.150 0.5 0.001 0.27 L-Aug. 2014 0.7

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

0.8 0.24 L-Jul. 2012 0.9

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

-0.6 0.52 S-Sep. 2014 -0.7

Medical care commodities

1.782 0.7 0.012 0.21 L-Dec. 2014 0.9

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.706 1.0 0.017 0.22 L-Feb. 2014 1.0

Prescription drugs

1.357 0.6 0.008 0.24 L-Dec. 2014 0.7

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.349 1.0 0.003 0.47 L-Sep. 2014 1.5

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.075 0.6 0.000 0.39 L-Oct. 2013 0.6

Recreation commodities(12)

2.012 -0.2 -0.005 0.17 L-Oct. 2014 0.0

Video and audio products(12)

0.291 -0.1 0.000 0.35 L-Nov. 2013 -0.1

Televisions

0.134 -0.4 -0.001 0.60 L-May 2013 0.9

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.030 0.0 0.000 0.78 S-Dec. 2014 -4.5

Audio equipment

0.067 0.1 0.000 0.55 L-Feb. 2014 0.7

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

0.044 0.1 0.000 0.62 S-Nov. 2014 -0.1

Pets and pet products(4)

0.657 0.0 0.000 0.30 L-Dec. 2014 0.1

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

-0.1 0.33 L-Dec. 2014 0.1

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

-0.2 0.43 L-Dec. 2014 0.1

Sporting goods(4)

0.403 0.4 0.002 0.31 L-Sep. 2014 0.4

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.183 0.5 0.001 0.43 S-Dec. 2014 -0.4

Sports equipment

0.214 -0.1 0.000 0.44 L-Sep. 2014 0.4

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.057 -0.8 0.000 0.96 L-Nov. 2014 -0.4

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

0.5 0.64 L-Nov. 2014 0.9

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

-0.7 1.06 L-Sep. 2014 0.2

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.221 -0.3 -0.001 0.48 S-Nov. 2014 -0.3

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.124 -0.5 -0.001 0.68 S-Aug. 2014 -0.5

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.096 -0.1 0.000 0.59 S-Dec. 2014 -0.8

Other recreational goods(5)

0.384 -1.4 -0.005 0.48 S-Dec. 2008 -1.4

Toys

0.281 -1.9 -0.005 0.59 S-Dec. 2008 -1.9

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

-2.8 0.68 S-EVER -

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

0.050 1.5 0.001 1.32 L-Feb. 2014 1.8

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.042 -1.2 0.000 0.42 - -

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.613 -0.1 0.000 0.30 L-Jul. 2014 0.0

Educational books and supplies

0.205 0.3 0.001 0.45 - -

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

-0.3 0.41 S-Mar. 2014 -0.4

Information technology commodities(12)

0.408 -0.3 -0.001 0.40 L-Jul. 2014 -0.2

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.272 -0.4 -0.001 0.49 L-Apr. 2014 -0.3

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.068 0.0 0.000 0.82 L-Nov. 2014 0.4

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

0.069 0.0 0.000 0.84 S-Dec. 2014 -0.3

Alcoholic beverages

1.019 0.0 0.000 0.16 L-Nov. 2014 0.6

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.599 0.0 0.000 0.23 L-Nov. 2014 0.8

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.274 -0.5 -0.001 0.28 S-May 2011 -0.5

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.074 0.2 0.000 0.39 L-Nov. 2014 0.4

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

-0.1 0.40 S-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(6)

0.2 0.55 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

Wine at home

0.251 0.3 0.001 0.44 L-Nov. 2014 1.0

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.420 0.2 0.001 0.18 L-Nov. 2014 0.5

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

0.3 0.15 L-Nov. 2014 0.6

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

0.2 0.24 L-Nov. 2014 0.7

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

0.1 0.20 L-Nov. 2014 0.4

Other goods(12)

1.651 0.1 0.002 0.18 S-Dec. 2014 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.722 0.5 0.004 0.16 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

Cigarettes(5)

0.666 0.4 0.003 0.17 L-Dec. 2014 0.5

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.050 1.4 0.001 0.53 L-Oct. 2009 1.5

Personal care products(4)

0.736 -0.1 -0.001 0.31 S-Dec. 2014 -0.2

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

0.375 0.6 0.002 0.46 S-Dec. 2014 -0.2

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

0.353 -0.9 -0.003 0.40 S-Nov. 2014 -1.0

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.193 -0.4 -0.001 0.44 S-Nov. 2014 -1.3

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

0.0 0.54 L-Dec. 2014 0.0

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

2.6 0.51 L-EVER -

Services less energy services

58.770 0.1 0.081 0.04 S-Aug. 2014 0.1

Shelter

32.985 0.2 0.080 0.06 S-Dec. 2014 0.2

Rent of shelter(16)

32.606 0.3 0.088 0.06 - -

Rent of primary residence(11)

7.210 0.3 0.025 0.04 L-Nov. 2014 0.3

Lodging away from home(5)

0.881 -0.5 -0.004 1.89 S-Jun. 2014 -1.4

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

0.173 0.4 0.001 0.04 L-Oct. 2014 0.5

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.708 -0.7 -0.005 2.30 S-Jun. 2014 -1.8

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

24.514 0.2 0.060 0.03 - -

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

23.083 0.2 0.057 0.03 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.379 0.0 0.000 0.31 S-Oct. 2014 -0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.233 0.3 0.004 0.13 L-Dec. 2014 0.5

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.955 0.3 0.003 0.16 L-Dec. 2014 0.6

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.278 0.4 0.001 0.17 L-Apr. 2014 0.5

Household operations(4)(5)

0.853 0.3 0.003 0.14 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.281 0.0 0.000 0.12 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.280 0.2 0.001 0.09 L-Oct. 2014 1.6

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.118 1.8 0.002 0.59 L-Feb. 2012 2.6

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.067 0.0 0.000 0.12 S-Aug. 2014 0.0

Medical care services

5.993 -0.2 -0.012 0.08 S-Nov. 1975 -0.2

Professional services

3.053 -0.2 -0.005 0.10 S-Jan. 2006 -0.3

Physicians' services(11)

1.603 -0.4 -0.007 0.13 S-Feb. 2008 -0.5

Dental services(11)

0.814 0.4 0.003 0.11 S-Dec. 2014 0.0

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.283 0.1 0.000 0.38 L-Dec. 2014 0.1

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.353 0.0 0.000 0.14 L-Dec. 2014 0.0

Hospital and related services

2.182 -0.2 -0.004 0.11 S-Oct. 2013 -0.2

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.872 -0.2 -0.003 0.12 S-Nov. 2013 -0.2

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

-0.2 0.21 S-Nov. 2013 -0.2

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

-0.3 0.20 S-Apr. 2013 -0.3

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

0.176 0.1 0.000 0.10 S-Jul. 2014 0.1

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

0.133 -0.7 -0.001 0.10 S-Feb. 2007 -1.0

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.758 0.1 0.001 0.08 S-Dec. 2014 0.1

Transportation services

5.653 0.3 0.016 0.14 S-Dec. 2014 0.0

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.400 -1.2 -0.005 0.31 S-Dec. 2013 -1.7

Car and truck rental(5)

0.074 -3.4 -0.003 1.50 S-Apr. 2010 -3.5

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.175 0.1 0.001 0.17 - -

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.057 -0.3 0.000 0.14 S-Feb. 2009 -0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.493 -0.2 -0.001 0.20 - -

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.592 0.4 0.002 0.27 - -

Motor vehicle insurance

2.322 0.9 0.020 0.23 L-Jul. 2013 1.2

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.568 0.5 0.003 0.11 L-Oct. 2014 0.5

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

0.314 0.1 0.000 0.08 - -

Parking and other fees(5)

0.236 0.9 0.002 0.18 L-Oct. 2014 0.9

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

0.8 0.24 L-Jul. 2013 0.9

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

0.0 0.17 S-Dec. 2014 -0.1

Public transportation

1.114 0.0 0.000 0.36 L-Nov. 2014 0.0

Airline fare

0.695 0.2 0.002 0.51 L-Oct. 2014 0.6

Other intercity transportation

0.153 -1.1 -0.002 0.67 S-Dec. 2010 -1.5

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

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

-4.7 1.12 L-Dec. 2014 5.6

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

-1.2 0.79 S-Sep. 2014 -1.7

Intracity transportation(4)

0.262 0.3 0.001 0.06 - -

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

0.3 0.08 L-Sep. 2014 0.6

Recreation services(12)

3.786 0.1 0.004 0.16 S-Nov. 2014 0.0

Video and audio services(12)

1.573 0.1 0.001 0.13 - -

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.481 0.0 0.000 0.13 S-Nov. 2014 -0.1

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

0.092 1.5 0.001 0.90 L-Oct. 2014 1.5

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

1.6 1.27 S-Dec. 2014 -2.7

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

0.8 0.29 S-Nov. 2014 0.1

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.403 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-Aug. 2014 0.1

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

0.3 0.12 - -

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

0.1 0.12 S-Jul. 2014 0.1

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.062 -0.4 0.000 0.39 S-Nov. 2013 -0.7

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

-0.5 0.14 S-Nov. 2014 -1.3

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

-0.3 0.57 S-Jun. 2014 -0.5

Other recreation services(5)

1.747 0.1 0.002 0.33 S-Dec. 2014 0.0

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

0.613 -1.3 -0.008 0.45 S-Jul. 2011 -1.5

Admissions(4)

0.647 1.4 0.009 0.55 L-Jun. 2012 2.2

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

0.9 0.52 L-Nov. 2013 1.2

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

1.9 0.66 L-Jan. 2012 3.0

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.212 -0.3 -0.001 0.18 S-May 2013 -0.3

Education and communication services(12)

6.492 -0.1 -0.007 0.07 S-Oct. 2014 -0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.146 0.2 0.006 0.08 S-Dec. 2014 0.2

College tuition and fees

1.866 0.2 0.004 0.12 S-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.379 0.3 0.001 0.07 - -

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.733 0.2 0.002 0.11 S-Dec. 2014 0.1

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.039 0.0 0.000 0.10 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.145 -2.6 -0.004 0.02 S-EVER -

Postage(4)

0.131 -2.8 -0.004 0.00 S-EVER -

Delivery services(5)

0.015 -0.6 0.000 0.18 S-Jan. 2014 -0.6

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.472 -0.1 -0.003 0.10 S-Dec. 2014 -0.2

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.624 -0.4 -0.006 0.12 L-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.848 0.3 0.003 0.13 S-Dec. 2014 0.3

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.716 -0.8 -0.006 0.26 S-Aug. 2012 -0.9

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.775 -0.3 -0.005 0.08 S-EVER -

Personal care services(4)

0.640 -0.7 -0.004 0.11 S-Nov. 2003 -0.7

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

0.640 -0.7 -0.004 0.11 S-Nov. 2003 -0.8

Miscellaneous personal services

1.135 -0.3 -0.003 0.10 S-Nov. 2008 -0.7

Legal services(9)

0.319 0.1 0.000 0.15 S-Dec. 2014 -0.2

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.174 0.2 0.000 0.12 S-Dec. 2014 0.0

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.278 -0.1 0.000 0.11 S-Jul. 2014 -0.1

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

0.034 0.3 0.000 0.17 S-Dec. 2014 -0.2

Financial services(4)(9)

0.234 -0.4 -0.001 0.28 S-Jun. 2014 -0.7

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

0.1 0.02 - -

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

-0.8 0.39 S-Jun. 2014 -0.8

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.643 0.2 0.195 0.04 L-Jun. 2014 0.2

All items less shelter

67.015 0.2 0.137 0.04 L-Jun. 2014 0.2

All items less food and shelter

52.658 0.2 0.115 0.05 L-Jun. 2014 0.2

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.250 0.1 0.042 0.05 - -

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

43.657 0.1 0.026 0.05 - -

All items less medical care

92.226 0.2 0.217 0.04 L-Jun. 2014 0.2

All items less energy

92.592 0.2 0.144 0.03 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

Commodities

37.358 0.4 0.142 0.06 L-Dec. 2013 0.4

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.872 0.1 0.025 0.10 L-Oct. 2014 0.1

Commodities less food

23.001 0.5 0.120 0.07 L-Dec. 2013 0.7

Commodities less food and beverages

21.982 0.5 0.120 0.08 L-Dec. 2013 0.7

Services

62.642 0.1 0.075 0.05 S-Sep. 2014 0.1

Services less rent of shelter(16)

30.036 0.0 0.007 0.07 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Services less medical care services

56.649 0.2 0.111 0.05 - -

Durables

8.990 0.2 0.022 0.08 L-Jul. 2011 0.2

Nondurables

28.368 0.2 0.053 0.07 L-Jun. 2014 0.3

Nondurables less food

14.011 0.3 0.048 0.11 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.992 0.4 0.049 0.11 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.671 0.3 0.030 0.08 L-Jun. 2014 0.5

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.690 0.3 0.028 0.07 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Housing

42.522 0.2 0.081 0.06 L-Dec. 2014 0.2

Education and communication(5)

7.106 -0.1 -0.008 0.07 S-Nov. 2014 -0.1

Education(5)

3.351 0.2 0.006 0.08 S-Sep. 2014 0.1

Communication(5)

3.755 -0.4 -0.014 0.10 S-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Information and information processing(5)

3.609 -0.3 -0.010 0.10 S-Dec. 2014 -0.4

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.137 -0.6 -0.007 0.23 L-Dec. 2014 0.0

Recreation(5)

5.798 0.0 -0.001 0.12 S-Dec. 2014 0.0

Video and audio(5)

1.864 0.1 0.001 0.14 L-Dec. 2014 0.5

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.060 0.1 0.001 0.20 L-Dec. 2014 0.2

Photography(5)

0.120 -0.6 -0.001 0.54 L-Dec. 2014 -0.4

Food and beverages

15.376 0.1 0.022 0.07 L-Dec. 2014 0.2

Domestically produced farm food

7.141 0.0 0.000 0.13 L-Dec. 2014 0.5

Other services

12.054 -0.1 -0.011 0.07 S-Aug. 2014 -0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.606 0.4 0.010 0.48 S-Dec. 2014 -1.2

Fuels and utilities

5.324 0.0 -0.001 0.21 L-Dec. 2014 0.5

Household energy

4.091 -0.1 -0.005 0.27 L-Dec. 2014 0.4

Medical care

7.774 0.0 0.000 0.08 - -

Transportation

14.677 0.8 0.118 0.06 L-Dec. 2013 0.9

Private transportation

13.563 0.9 0.119 0.07 L-Dec. 2013 1.1

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.744 0.3 0.016 0.10 L-Jan. 2013 0.3

Utilities and public transportation

10.172 0.0 0.004 0.13 - -

Household furnishings and operations

4.213 0.0 0.002 0.13 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Other goods and services

3.426 -0.2 -0.007 0.09 S-Oct. 2010 -0.2

Personal care

2.704 -0.4 -0.010 0.11 S-EVER -

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

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


Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, February 2015, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jan.
2015
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Feb. 2014-
Feb. 2015
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Feb. 2014-
Feb. 2015(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.0 0.08 L-Dec. 2014 0.8

Food

14.357 3.0 0.410 0.13 S-Sep. 2014 3.0

Food at home

8.490 2.9 0.236 0.18 S-Aug. 2014 2.9

Cereals and bakery products

1.156 0.9 0.010 0.40 - -

Cereals and cereal products

0.379 0.7 0.002 0.67 L-Mar. 2014 1.0

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.051 -0.8 0.000 0.84 S-Dec. 2014 -1.9

Breakfast cereal

0.197 0.6 0.001 1.05 L-Dec. 2014 1.3

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.131 1.4 0.002 1.01 L-Nov. 2013 1.5

Rice(4)(5)

-0.9 1.28 L-Sep. 2014 -0.4

Bakery products

0.777 1.0 0.008 0.49 S-Dec. 2014 0.9

Bread(4)

0.230 0.8 0.002 0.84 S-Nov. 2014 -0.4

White bread(5)

-0.8 1.17 S-Nov. 2014 -1.5

Bread other than white(5)

1.5 1.26 L-Oct. 2014 2.0

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.118 1.9 0.002 1.13 S-Dec. 2014 1.9

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.191 2.0 0.004 1.20 L-May 2014 2.2

Cookies(5)

1.7 1.51 L-Aug. 2014 2.7

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

2.1 1.71 L-May 2014 2.3

Other bakery products

0.238 0.1 0.000 1.03 - -

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

-1.7 1.50 S-Jul. 2014 -1.7

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

-0.4 1.50 S-Apr. 2014 -0.8

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

0.2 1.38 S-Dec. 2014 -0.5

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.023 7.6 0.143 0.38 S-Jul. 2014 7.6

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.893 7.6 0.132 0.40 S-Jul. 2014 7.5

Meats

1.236 10.7 0.119 0.51 S-Jul. 2014 9.3

Beef and veal

0.586 15.2 0.077 0.70 S-Aug. 2014 15.1

Uncooked ground beef

0.242 17.3 0.036 0.99 S-Sep. 2014 17.2

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.084 12.7 0.009 1.52 S-Jul. 2014 11.6

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.206 12.9 0.024 1.31 S-Jul. 2014 9.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.053 18.7 0.008 1.35 S-Aug. 2014 17.3

Pork

0.373 5.9 0.020 0.81 S-Mar. 2014 5.3

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.143 0.7 0.001 1.18 S-Mar. 2013 0.4

Bacon and related products(5)

-1.0 1.27 S-Dec. 2014 -1.0

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

3.2 1.72 S-Nov. 2013 1.3

Ham

0.078 10.2 0.007 1.93 S-Jul. 2014 7.6

Ham, excluding canned(5)

10.2 1.91 S-Jul. 2014 8.4

Pork chops

0.063 8.1 0.005 1.66 S-Mar. 2014 4.1

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.089 9.4 0.008 1.74 S-Mar. 2014 7.2

Other meats

0.277 8.3 0.021 0.88 L-Dec. 1990 10.1

Frankfurters(5)

11.6 2.45 L-Dec. 2014 12.1

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

7.7 1.08 L-Feb. 2009 7.9

Lamb and organ meats(5)

5.4 2.53 S-Sep. 2014 3.9

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

-1.4 4.22 S-Aug. 2014 -4.5

Poultry

0.364 2.6 0.009 0.83 L-Jul. 2014 2.7

Chicken(4)

0.297 3.2 0.009 0.94 L-Mar. 2014 3.6

Fresh whole chicken(5)

5.9 1.98 S-Dec. 2014 3.0

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

1.8 1.18 L-Nov. 2014 2.6

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.068 0.5 0.000 1.61 L-Nov. 2014 0.6

Fish and seafood

0.293 1.5 0.004 0.84 S-Mar. 2013 0.6

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.150 1.7 0.002 1.49 S-May 2013 1.7

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.142 1.4 0.002 0.95 L-Dec. 2014 3.0

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

1.0 1.25 L-Dec. 2014 1.3

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

2.7 1.70 L-Dec. 2014 5.2

Eggs

0.130 8.5 0.010 1.09 L-Dec. 2014 10.7

Dairy and related products

0.895 2.1 0.018 0.42 S-Feb. 2014 0.6

Milk(4)

0.278 -2.7 -0.007 0.64 S-Sep. 2012 -3.3

Fresh whole milk(5)

-2.0 1.04 S-Sep. 2012 -3.8

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

-2.5 0.89 S-Sep. 2012 -2.9

Cheese and related products

0.286 5.9 0.016 0.81 S-Apr. 2014 4.4

Ice cream and related products

0.126 3.0 0.004 1.18 L-Dec. 2014 3.5

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.205 3.1 0.006 0.81 S-Sep. 2014 2.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.391 1.1 0.015 0.60 S-Sep. 2014 0.9

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.082 1.2 0.013 0.73 S-Aug. 2014 0.3

Fresh fruits

0.573 0.2 0.001 1.01 S-Jan. 2014 0.2

Apples

0.085 -3.2 -0.003 2.01 S-Feb. 2014 -3.4

Bananas

0.087 -1.3 -0.001 0.98 - -

Citrus fruits(4)

0.145 0.1 0.000 2.67 S-Nov. 2012 -2.1

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

-0.4 2.41 S-Nov. 2012 -4.3

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.256 2.1 0.005 1.57 S-Feb. 2014 0.9

Fresh vegetables

0.509 2.3 0.011 0.92 S-Nov. 2014 0.4

Potatoes

0.080 -2.5 -0.002 1.93 S-Nov. 2014 -2.6

Lettuce

0.076 15.2 0.010 2.31 L-Mar. 2013 22.2

Tomatoes

0.098 1.1 0.001 1.99 S-Oct. 2014 -0.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.254 0.9 0.002 1.33 S-Nov. 2014 -2.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.309 0.7 0.002 0.64 L-Oct. 2014 1.1

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.160 0.7 0.001 1.05 L-Oct. 2014 1.7

Canned fruits(4)(5)

2.2 1.33 L-Aug. 2013 3.3

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

-0.1 1.44 L-Dec. 2014 0.0

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.090 0.3 0.000 1.18 S-Oct. 2014 0.2

Frozen vegetables(5)

0.3 1.47 S-Nov. 2014 0.1

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.059 1.0 0.001 1.17 L-Mar. 2014 1.5

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

5.6 2.10 L-Sep. 2012 10.7

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.969 1.8 0.017 0.45 L-Apr. 2012 1.9

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.707 0.9 0.006 0.53 L-Nov. 2014 1.0

Carbonated drinks

0.290 0.9 0.003 0.84 L-Dec. 2014 1.4

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 3.1 0.000 1.20 L-Nov. 2013 4.2

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.402 0.9 0.003 0.83 L-Nov. 2014 1.3

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.262 4.1 0.010 0.78 L-Mar. 2012 4.7

Coffee

0.163 5.8 0.009 1.06 S-Dec. 2014 3.6

Roasted coffee(5)

5.9 1.22 S-Dec. 2014 4.2

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

5.2 1.65 L-Feb. 2012 5.9

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.099 1.6 0.002 0.88 L-Oct. 2013 2.2

Other food at home

2.056 1.7 0.034 0.34 L-Dec. 2012 2.0

Sugar and sweets

0.306 3.3 0.010 0.76 L-Jul. 2012 4.4

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 3.2 0.002 1.02 L-May 2012 3.7

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.187 4.6 0.008 1.19 L-Jul. 2012 5.2

Other sweets(4)

0.062 -0.5 0.000 0.96 S-Oct. 2014 -0.6

Fats and oils

0.249 0.4 0.001 0.66 S-Jun. 2014 0.0

Butter and margarine(4)

0.077 6.4 0.005 1.16 S-Jun. 2014 5.6

Butter(5)

13.6 1.61 S-Jun. 2014 11.2

Margarine(5)

0.9 1.36 L-Dec. 2014 2.6

Salad dressing(4)

0.062 -1.5 -0.001 1.06 L-Apr. 2014 -0.9

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.109 -2.3 -0.003 1.06 L-Sep. 2014 -1.2

Peanut butter(4)(5)

-3.6 1.50 L-Dec. 2014 -3.6

Other foods

1.502 1.5 0.023 0.40 L-Dec. 2014 1.7

Soups

0.094 -0.3 0.000 1.38 L-Nov. 2014 0.4

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.282 1.9 0.005 0.91 S-Dec. 2014 1.9

Snacks

0.329 3.3 0.011 1.07 L-Jul. 2013 3.6

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.300 1.4 0.004 0.90 S-Nov. 2014 1.2

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

2.5 1.35 L-Dec. 2014 4.8

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

-0.8 2.00 S-Nov. 2014 -1.0

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

1.7 1.34 S-Dec. 2014 1.7

Other condiments(5)

3.1 1.74 L-Aug. 2013 6.5

Baby food(4)

0.055 0.5 0.000 0.77 S-Jan. 2014 0.4

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.442 0.6 0.003 0.70 S-Jun. 2014 0.1

Prepared salads(6)(5)

3.8 1.20 L-Dec. 2014 3.9

Food away from home

5.867 3.1 0.174 0.17 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.839 2.8 0.077 0.23 S-Sep. 2014 2.7

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.430 3.5 0.083 0.29 L-Aug. 2009 3.7

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.213 2.7 0.006 0.64 L-Aug. 2013 3.5

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

2.4 0.41 L-Nov. 2014 2.6

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.065 1.2 0.001 1.22 S-Dec. 2014 0.5

Other food away from home(4)

0.321 2.6 0.008 0.44 L-Aug. 2014 2.6

Energy

7.408 -18.8 -1.740 0.17 L-Dec. 2014 -10.6

Energy commodities

3.536 -32.5 -1.775 0.19 L-Dec. 2014 -20.5

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.220 -29.3 -0.091 0.81 S-Sep. 2009 -32.2

Fuel oil

0.126 -31.2 -0.058 0.82 S-Sep. 2009 -36.0

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.094 -26.6 -0.034 1.48 S-EVER -

Motor fuel

3.316 -32.7 -1.683 0.20 L-Dec. 2014 -20.8

Gasoline (all types)

3.251 -32.8 -1.659 0.20 L-Dec. 2014 -21.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

-33.5 0.46 L-Dec. 2014 -21.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

-30.7 0.52 L-Dec. 2014 -19.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

-29.3 0.38 L-Dec. 2014 -18.3

Other motor fuels(4)

0.066 -27.8 -0.024 0.26 S-Oct. 2009 -28.3

Energy services(10)

3.871 0.9 0.035 0.30 S-Feb. 2013 0.9

Electricity(10)

3.010 3.2 0.093 0.38 L-Aug. 2014 4.1

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.862 -6.5 -0.058 0.49 S-Oct. 2012 -8.4

All items less food and energy

78.235 1.7 1.304 0.10 L-Nov. 2014 1.7

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.465 -0.5 -0.100 0.24 L-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.360 -1.9 -0.064 0.30 L-Dec. 2014 -1.9

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.270 -3.7 -0.010 1.12 L-Dec. 2014 -3.6

Floor coverings(4)

0.047 0.9 0.000 1.00 S-Dec. 2014 0.8

Window coverings(4)

0.053 -5.0 -0.003 1.32 S-Mar. 2011 -5.1

Other linens(4)

0.170 -4.5 -0.008 1.68 L-Nov. 2014 -3.8

Furniture and bedding

0.769 -1.5 -0.012 0.70 L-Aug. 2013 -1.2

Bedroom furniture

0.265 -4.2 -0.011 1.13 - -

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

0.365 -0.5 -0.002 1.16 L-May 2013 -0.2

Other furniture(4)

0.128 1.0 0.001 1.75 L-Nov. 2014 1.0

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

Appliances(4)

0.275 -4.9 -0.014 0.92 - -

Major appliances(4)

0.150 -7.8 -0.013 1.24 S-Jun. 2014 -7.9

Laundry equipment(5)

-8.3 1.34 L-Dec. 2014 -7.4

Other appliances(4)

0.121 -1.2 -0.001 1.22 L-Oct. 2014 -1.2

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.484 -2.8 -0.014 0.97 L-Oct. 2014 -2.7

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.260 -3.9 -0.010 1.78 L-Oct. 2014 -3.9

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.108 1.3 0.001 1.42 S-Nov. 2014 1.1

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.043 -3.8 -0.002 2.60 L-Oct. 2014 -0.4

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.073 -4.2 -0.003 1.20 S-Aug. 2014 -5.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.714 -0.9 -0.007 0.69 S-Sep. 2014 -1.7

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.190 0.0 0.000 1.14 S-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.369 -1.4 -0.005 0.82 S-Sep. 2014 -2.3

Housekeeping supplies

0.848 -0.8 -0.007 0.45 L-Dec. 2014 -0.8

Household cleaning products(4)

0.336 -1.5 -0.005 0.73 L-Dec. 2014 -0.9

Household paper products(4)

0.247 -0.2 -0.001 0.95 L-Sep. 2014 -0.2

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.265 -0.5 -0.001 0.87 S-Dec. 2014 -0.7

Apparel

3.321 -0.8 -0.028 1.10 L-Nov. 2014 -0.3

Men's and boys' apparel

0.840 -0.2 -0.001 1.58 L-Jul. 2014 0.4

Men's apparel

0.657 0.1 0.001 1.68 L-Mar. 2014 0.2

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.106 -3.6 -0.004 4.45 L-Oct. 2014 -1.5

Men's furnishings

0.183 -3.3 -0.006 1.95 L-Dec. 2014 -2.4

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.192 1.2 0.002 3.27 L-Sep. 2013 1.9

Men's pants and shorts

0.169 5.4 0.009 2.93 S-Dec. 2014 1.1

Boys' apparel

0.183 -1.2 -0.002 3.15 - -

Women's and girls' apparel

1.414 -2.4 -0.036 2.28 L-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Women's apparel

1.184 -3.2 -0.039 2.36 L-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Women's outerwear

0.113 4.1 0.004 6.49 S-Dec. 2014 3.6

Women's dresses

0.144 -2.2 -0.003 11.82 S-Jun. 2013 -4.3

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.536 -6.2 -0.036 2.53 L-Nov. 2014 -3.0

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

0.382 -0.9 -0.003 2.23 S-Dec. 2012 -1.0

Girls' apparel

0.230 1.4 0.003 5.34 L-Jun. 2014 1.7

Footwear

0.715 2.2 0.016 1.58 S-Nov. 2014 2.0

Men's footwear

0.220 1.1 0.002 2.42 L-Dec. 2014 1.8

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.172 5.8 0.009 2.48 L-Dec. 2014 6.1

Women's footwear

0.323 1.2 0.004 2.86 S-Nov. 2014 0.2

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.135 -0.7 -0.001 2.06 S-Feb. 2014 -2.7

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.217 -2.4 -0.005 1.91 L-Sep. 2014 -2.3

Watches(8)

0.048 1.4 0.001 2.38 S-Dec. 2014 -1.0

Jewelry(8)

0.170 -3.4 -0.006 2.38 L-Mar. 2014 -2.6

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.708 -0.4 -0.024 0.23 L-Oct. 2014 -0.3

New vehicles

3.568 0.6 0.022 0.34 L-Nov. 2014 0.6

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

0.7 0.32 L-Oct. 2013 1.0

New cars(5)

0.1 0.35 L-Nov. 2014 0.1

New trucks(13)(5)

1.2 0.35 L-Dec. 2014 1.3

Used cars and trucks

1.593 -2.9 -0.047 0.12 L-Oct. 2014 -1.7

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.437 0.0 0.000 0.42 L-Dec. 2012 0.9

Tires

0.287 -1.0 -0.003 0.58 L-Dec. 2012 0.2

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.150 1.8 0.003 0.51 L-Oct. 2013 2.1

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

1.6 0.66 L-Feb. 2014 1.9

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

1.7 0.81 S-May 2014 1.4

Medical care commodities

1.782 3.9 0.068 0.64 - -

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.706 4.1 0.068 0.66 S-Nov. 2014 3.3

Prescription drugs

1.357 5.2 0.067 0.82 S-Nov. 2014 4.6

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.349 0.2 0.001 0.81 L-Sep. 2014 0.6

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.075 0.0 0.000 1.18 L-Dec. 2014 0.9

Recreation commodities(11)

2.012 -3.0 -0.063 0.45 S-Jul. 2014 -3.0

Video and audio products(11)

0.291 -10.2 -0.033 0.71 L-Nov. 2014 -10.0

Televisions

0.134 -16.3 -0.026 1.27 L-Nov. 2014 -16.2

Other video equipment(4)

0.030 0.8 0.000 2.04 S-Dec. 2014 -0.8

Audio equipment

0.067 -8.5 -0.006 1.54 S-May 2012 -8.7

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.044 -2.3 -0.001 1.31 L-Aug. 2014 -1.0

Pets and pet products

0.657 0.0 0.000 0.75 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

Pet food(4)(5)

-0.5 0.73 S-Aug. 2014 -0.5

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

0.7 1.57 L-Jun. 2012 0.7

Sporting goods

0.403 -1.9 -0.008 0.98 - -

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.183 -1.0 -0.002 1.25 S-Dec. 2014 -1.1

Sports equipment

0.214 -2.6 -0.006 1.25 L-Oct. 2014 -1.8

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.057 -3.5 -0.002 2.13 L-Dec. 2014 -2.2

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

7.5 3.72 S-Dec. 2013 3.5

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

-4.9 2.32 L-Nov. 2014 -4.6

Recreational reading materials

0.221 1.9 0.004 1.23 S-Nov. 2014 1.9

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.124 4.0 0.005 1.55 S-Nov. 2014 3.8

Recreational books(4)

0.096 -0.6 -0.001 1.76 L-Nov. 2014 -0.3

Other recreational goods(4)

0.384 -6.0 -0.024 1.31 S-Apr. 2005 -6.6

Toys

0.281 -7.3 -0.022 1.52 S-May 2014 -7.6

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

-5.4 1.31 S-Sep. 2010 -5.6

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.050 -2.8 -0.001 3.78 S-Dec. 2013 -4.4

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.042 -0.1 0.000 1.24 S-Aug. 2014 -0.8

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.613 -4.0 -0.025 0.87 L-Nov. 2014 -4.0

Educational books and supplies

0.205 5.8 0.011 1.22 S-Dec. 2014 4.6

College textbooks(14)(5)

6.3 1.32 S-Dec. 2014 5.0

Information technology commodities(11)

0.408 -8.2 -0.037 1.09 L-Nov. 2014 -7.5

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.272 -9.8 -0.029 1.27 L-Nov. 2014 -8.0

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.068 -1.1 -0.001 1.91 L-Jul. 2009 -1.1

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

0.069 -8.6 -0.006 3.25 L-Oct. 2014 -5.8

Alcoholic beverages

1.019 1.3 0.013 0.31 L-Dec. 2014 1.3

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.599 0.4 0.002 0.46 L-Dec. 2014 0.7

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.274 -0.1 0.000 0.51 S-Dec. 2005 -0.5

Distilled spirits at home

0.074 1.0 0.001 0.63 L-Nov. 2014 1.2

Whiskey at home(5)

1.7 1.12 S-Dec. 2014 1.5

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

0.9 1.00 L-Jan. 2014 1.1

Wine at home

0.251 0.8 0.002 0.86 L-Nov. 2014 1.8

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.420 2.5 0.010 0.42 L-Nov. 2013 2.7

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

2.0 0.55 L-Dec. 2014 2.1

Wine away from home(4)(5)

2.5 0.80 L-Nov. 2013 2.7

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

2.6 0.61 - -

Other goods(11)

1.651 1.4 0.023 0.40 S-Dec. 2014 1.3

Tobacco and smoking products

0.722 2.6 0.018 0.44 L-Dec. 2014 3.0

Cigarettes(4)

0.666 2.6 0.017 0.46 L-Dec. 2014 3.1

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.050 2.9 0.001 1.26 L-Dec. 2013 3.4

Personal care products

0.736 1.0 0.007 0.79 S-Dec. 2014 0.3

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

0.375 1.1 0.004 1.10 L-Jul. 2014 1.1

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.353 0.8 0.003 1.18 S-Mar. 2014 -0.2

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.193 -1.1 -0.002 1.06 S-May 2014 -1.3

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

-0.5 1.13 L-Dec. 2014 0.0

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

1.5 1.47 L-Jun. 2009 2.8

Services less energy services

58.770 2.5 1.405 0.11 - -

Shelter

32.985 3.0 0.953 0.16 L-Nov. 2014 3.0

Rent of shelter(15)

32.606 3.0 0.935 0.16 L-Nov. 2014 3.0

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.210 3.5 0.246 0.17 L-Nov. 2014 3.5

Lodging away from home(4)

0.881 5.7 0.049 2.00 S-Sep. 2014 5.0

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

0.173 2.9 0.005 0.26 L-Aug. 2014 2.9

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.708 6.4 0.044 2.41 S-Sep. 2014 5.5

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

24.514 2.7 0.640 0.16 L-Nov. 2014 2.7

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

23.083 2.7 0.602 0.16 L-Nov. 2014 2.7

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.379 5.2 0.019 0.95 S-Nov. 2014 5.2

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.233 4.6 0.054 0.47 L-Dec. 2014 4.6

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.955 5.5 0.050 0.55 - -

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.278 1.6 0.004 0.61 L-Oct. 2014 2.0

Household operations(4)

0.853 3.8 0.032 0.38 L-Mar. 2009 4.1

Domestic services(4)

0.281 1.4 0.004 0.42 S-Dec. 2014 1.2

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.280 0.015 0.58 - -

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.118 5.2 0.006 1.30 L-Mar. 2006 5.3

Repair of household items(4)

0.067 4.4 0.003 0.70 - -

Medical care services

5.993 1.8 0.108 0.24 S-Sep. 2014 1.7

Professional services

3.053 1.5 0.044 0.30 S-Oct. 2014 1.5

Physicians' services(10)

1.603 1.2 0.019 0.46 S-Jul. 2014 1.1

Dental services(10)

0.814 2.4 0.019 0.54 L-Feb. 2014 2.5

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.283 0.7 0.002 0.74 S-Aug. 2013 0.6

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.353 1.2 0.004 0.56 L-Dec. 2014 2.0

Hospital and related services

2.182 3.3 0.069 0.41 S-Jul. 2013 3.2

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.872 3.5 0.064 0.46 S-Jul. 2013 3.4

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

3.4 0.91 S-Jul. 2013 2.8

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

3.5 0.63 S-Sep. 2014 3.3

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

0.176 3.0 0.005 0.44 S-Dec. 2014 2.9

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.133 0.2 0.000 0.74 S-EVER -

Health insurance(7)

0.758 -0.8 -0.006 0.25 S-Nov. 2014 -1.0

Transportation services

5.653 2.2 0.121 0.31 L-Jun. 2014 3.2

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.400 -0.6 -0.002 1.26 S-Nov. 2014 -2.3

Car and truck rental(4)

0.074 -1.4 -0.001 2.42 S-Sep. 2014 -3.6

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.175 1.7 0.020 0.33 S-Sep. 2014 1.6

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 0.6 0.000 0.68 S-May 1999 0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.493 1.2 0.006 0.44 S-Jun. 2014 1.0

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.592 2.3 0.013 0.53 - -

Motor vehicle insurance

2.322 5.6 0.123 0.59 L-Oct. 2003 7.2

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.568 0.5 0.003 0.45 L-Aug. 2014 0.7

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

0.314 -1.0 -0.003 0.66 L-Dec. 2014 -1.0

Parking and other fees(4)

0.236 2.4 0.006 0.47 L-May 2014 2.6

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

2.8 0.63 L-May 2014 3.3

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

-0.5 0.75 S-Sep. 2014 -1.5

Public transportation

1.114 -1.9 -0.022 0.75 S-Dec. 2014 -2.9

Airline fare

0.695 -3.0 -0.022 0.98 - -

Other intercity transportation

0.153 -2.1 -0.003 1.86 S-Oct. 2014 -2.1

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

-0.1 1.59 S-Sep. 2014 -3.0

Ship fare(4)(5)

-1.1 2.34 - -

Intracity transportation

0.262 1.5 0.004 0.22 L-Feb. 2014 3.4

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

1.2 0.59 L-Feb. 2014 4.0

Recreation services(11)

3.786 1.6 0.059 0.52 - -

Video and audio services(11)

1.573 1.8 0.029 0.39 - -

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.481 2.0 0.029 0.40 S-Nov. 2014 1.8

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

0.092 -0.3 0.000 1.79 L-Jul. 2012 0.0

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

-3.0 2.46 L-Feb. 2013 -2.1

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

3.2 0.99 L-Aug. 2012 5.3

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.403 2.7 0.011 0.44 S-Dec. 2014 2.7

Pet services(4)(5)

2.2 1.08 L-Aug. 2014 3.8

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

2.8 0.58 S-Nov. 2013 2.7

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.062 1.7 0.001 1.18 S-Oct. 2014 1.4

Photographer fees(4)(5)

0.5 0.77 S-Aug. 2013 0.4

Film processing(4)(5)

3.5 1.23 S-Nov. 2014 3.4

Other recreation services(4)

1.747 1.1 0.019 1.03 - -

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

0.613 -0.8 -0.005 1.34 S-Oct. 2011 -2.0

Admissions

0.647 2.4 0.016 1.31 L-Jul. 2014 2.4

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

1.4 0.98 L-Oct. 2014 1.6

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

4.5 1.47 L-Apr. 2014 4.5

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.212 1.4 0.003 0.60 S-Apr. 2014 1.2

Education and communication services(11)

6.492 0.8 0.052 0.19 S-EVER -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.146 3.3 0.101 0.31 S-Dec. 2014 3.2

College tuition and fees

1.866 3.3 0.060 0.45 S-Aug. 2014 3.3

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.379 4.0 0.014 0.42 - -

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.733 3.0 0.022 0.52 - -

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.039 2.1 0.001 0.48 L-Jun. 2014 2.1

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.145 0.0 0.000 0.35 S-EVER -

Postage

0.131 0.0 0.000 0.38 S-Apr. 2007 0.0

Delivery services(4)

0.015 0.3 0.000 0.53 S-Nov. 2009 -6.6

Telephone services(4)

2.472 -2.3 -0.057 0.30 L-Dec. 2014 -2.1

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.624 -4.2 -0.071 0.39 L-Dec. 2014 -4.0

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.848 1.7 0.014 0.42 L-Dec. 2014 1.8

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.716 1.1 0.008 0.75 S-May 2014 0.7

Other personal services(11)

1.775 1.5 0.026 0.29 S-Jul. 2011 1.5

Personal care services

0.640 0.7 0.005 0.43 S-Sep. 2011 0.3

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.640 0.7 0.005 0.43 S-Sep. 2011 0.3

Miscellaneous personal services

1.135 1.9 0.021 0.40 S-Sep. 2014 1.9

Legal services(8)

0.319 0.7 0.002 0.66 S-EVER -

Funeral expenses(8)

0.174 1.7 0.003 0.63 L-Oct. 2014 1.9

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.278 1.7 0.005 0.42 S-Jun. 2014 1.7

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.034 2.2 0.001 0.68 L-Nov. 2014 2.3

Financial services(8)

0.234 3.9 0.009 1.01 S-Dec. 2014 3.5

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

0.2 0.60 L-May 2014 4.2

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

6.2 1.40 S-Dec. 2014 6.1

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.643 -0.5 -0.435 0.09 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

All items less shelter

67.015 -1.4 -0.979 0.10 L-Dec. 2014 -0.3

All items less food and shelter

52.658 -2.6 -1.389 0.12 L-Dec. 2014 -1.2

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.250 0.8 0.351 0.13 L-Nov. 2014 0.8

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

43.657 0.9 0.398 0.14 - -

All items less medical care

92.226 -0.2 -0.201 0.08 L-Dec. 2014 0.6

All items less energy

92.592 1.9 1.714 0.08 - -

Commodities

37.358 -3.8 -1.465 0.13 L-Dec. 2014 -2.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.872 -0.3 -0.053 0.27 L-Nov. 2014 -0.3

Commodities less food

23.001 -7.5 -1.875 0.19 L-Dec. 2014 -5.0

Commodities less food and beverages

21.982 -7.8 -1.888 0.20 L-Dec. 2014 -5.2

Services

62.642 2.4 1.440 0.10 - -

Services less rent of shelter(15)

30.036 1.7 0.505 0.12 S-Feb. 2010 1.7

Services less medical care services

56.649 2.4 1.332 0.11 S-Feb. 2014 2.4

Durables

8.990 -1.6 -0.147 0.19 L-Oct. 2014 -1.4

Nondurables

28.368 -4.4 -1.318 0.16 L-Dec. 2014 -2.0

Nondurables less food

14.011 -10.9 -1.728 0.26 L-Dec. 2014 -6.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.992 -11.7 -1.740 0.28 L-Dec. 2014 -7.3

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.671 -14.9 -1.713 0.17 L-Dec. 2014 -8.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.690 -13.6 -1.700 0.15 L-Dec. 2014 -8.0

Housing

42.522 2.2 0.919 0.13 S-Dec. 2013 2.2

Education and communication(4)

7.106 0.4 0.027 0.20 - -

Education(4)

3.351 3.5 0.112 0.30 S-Dec. 2014 3.3

Communication(4)

3.755 -2.2 -0.086 0.25 L-Dec. 2014 -2.0

Information and information processing(4)

3.609 -2.3 -0.086 0.26 L-Dec. 2014 -2.2

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.137 -2.5 -0.029 0.66 - -

Recreation(4)

5.798 -0.1 -0.003 0.35 S-Nov. 2014 -0.3

Video and audio(4)

1.864 -0.2 -0.004 0.36 L-Oct. 2014 0.1

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.060 1.0 0.011 0.48 L-Dec. 2014 1.2

Photography(4)

0.120 -0.9 -0.001 1.30 L-Dec. 2014 0.0

Food and beverages

15.376 2.8 0.422 0.12 S-Aug. 2014 2.6

Domestically produced farm food

7.141 3.1 0.216 0.20 S-Jul. 2014 2.9

Other services

12.054 1.2 0.137 0.20 S-Dec. 2014 1.2

Apparel less footwear

2.606 -1.6 -0.044 1.32 L-Nov. 2014 -0.9

Fuels and utilities

5.324 0.0 -0.002 0.23 S-Nov. 2012 -0.1

Household energy

4.091 -1.4 -0.056 0.29 S-Nov. 2012 -1.7

Medical care

7.774 2.3 0.176 0.24 S-Oct. 2014 2.1

Transportation

14.677 -9.7 -1.587 0.16 L-Dec. 2014 -6.2

Private transportation

13.563 -10.2 -1.565 0.16 L-Dec. 2014 -6.4

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.744 -0.5 -0.027 0.25 L-Oct. 2014 -0.4

Utilities and public transportation

10.172 0.4 0.039 0.17 S-Oct. 2012 0.2

Household furnishings and operations

4.213 -0.8 -0.032 0.25 L-Nov. 2014 -0.8

Other goods and services

3.426 1.5 0.049 0.25 S-Jul. 2013 1.5

Personal care

2.704 1.2 0.031 0.31 S-Jun. 2014 1.2

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

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


Last Modified Date: March 24, 2015
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