Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release

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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX - MAY 2015

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.4 percent
 in May 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 gasoline index increased sharply in May, rising 10.4 percent and accounting
 for most of the seasonally adjusted all items increase. Other energy indexes
 were mixed, with the fuel oil index rising but the electricity index declining
 and the index for natural gas unchanged. The food index was unchanged for the
 second month in a row, as a decline in the food at home index offset an
 increase in the index for food away from home. 

 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in May, its
 smallest increase since December. The indexes for shelter, airline fares, and
 medical care all increased, as did the indexes for personal care, recreation,
 new vehicles, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco. In contrast, the indexes for
 apparel, for household furnishings and operations, and for used cars and
 trucks all declined in May.   

 The all items index was unchanged for the 12 months ending May after showing a
 0.2-percent decline for the 12 months ending April. The energy index fell 16.3
 percent over the last 12 months, with the gasoline index down 25.0 percent
 despite rising in May. The food index increased 1.6 percent over the last year,
 and the index for all items less food and energy rose 1.7 percent.
  
 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                              Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May   12-mos.
                              2014  2014  2015  2015  2015  2015  2015   ended 
                                                                       May 2015
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................   -.3   -.3   -.7    .2    .2    .1    .4       .0
  Food......................    .2    .2    .0    .2   -.2    .0    .0      1.6
   Food at home.............    .1    .2   -.2    .1   -.5   -.2   -.2       .6
   Food away from home (1)..    .4    .3    .2    .3    .2    .2    .2      3.0
  Energy....................  -4.1  -4.7  -9.7   1.0   1.1  -1.3   4.3    -16.3
   Energy commodities.......  -7.0  -9.0 -18.0   2.1   3.8  -1.9   9.6    -24.8
    Gasoline (all types)....  -7.2  -9.2 -18.7   2.4   3.9  -1.7  10.4    -25.0
    Fuel oil (1)............  -3.5  -7.8  -9.9   1.9   5.9  -8.4    .7    -27.6
   Energy services..........   -.3    .8   -.1   -.2  -1.5   -.5  -1.0     -3.3
    Electricity.............    .0    .6    .9    .3  -1.1    .0  -1.2       .5
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -1.3   1.4  -3.4  -2.0  -2.7  -2.6    .0    -15.4
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .1    .1    .2    .2    .2    .3    .1      1.7
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....   -.3   -.2   -.1    .2    .3    .1   -.1      -.3
    New vehicles............    .0    .0   -.1    .2    .2    .1    .2       .8
    Used cars and trucks....   -.9   -.8   -.1   1.0   1.2    .6   -.4      -.5
    Apparel.................   -.7   -.8    .3    .3    .5   -.3   -.5     -1.5
    Medical care commodities    .6    .9   -.3    .7    .1    .1    .4      3.9
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .2    .3    .1    .2    .3    .2      2.4
    Shelter.................    .2    .2    .3    .2    .3    .3    .2      2.9
    Transportation services     .2    .0    .4    .3    .0    .1    .7      1.5
    Medical care services...    .3    .3    .1   -.2    .4    .9    .2      2.5

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.




 Consumer Price Index Data for May 2015

 Food

 The food index was unchanged in May. As was the case in April, the index for
 food away from home rose but the food at home index declined. Four of the six
 major grocery store food group indexes declined in May, led by the dairy and
 related products index, which fell 0.7 percent. The index for meats, poultry,
 fish, and eggs declined 0.5 percent, with the index for beef and veal falling
 0.1 percent, its first decline since January 2014. The index for nonalcoholic
 beverages fell 0.2 percent as the coffee index declined, and the index for
 cereals and bakery products fell 0.1 percent. In contrast to these declines,
 the index for fruits and vegetables increased 0.3 percent as the fresh
 vegetables index rose 1.2 percent, more than offsetting a decline in the fresh
 fruits index. The index for other food at home also rose in May, increasing 0.1
 percent. The food at home index rose 0.6 percent for the 12 months ending May.
 Four of the six major grocery store food groups increased over this span, led
 by meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, which increased 2.1 percent. The indexes for
 dairy and related products and for fruits and vegetables declined over the last
 year. The index for food away from home rose 0.2 percent in May and has risen
 3.0 percent over the past 12 months.   
 
 Energy

 The energy index rose 4.3 percent in May after declining in April. The gasoline
 index, which fell in April, rose 10.4 percent in May. (Before seasonal
 adjustment, gasoline prices rose 10.5 percent in May.) The index for fuel oil
 also increased in May, though the increase was only 0.7 percent. The index for
 natural gas, which had declined 4 months in a row, was unchanged in May. The
 electricity index declined in May, falling 1.2 percent after being unchanged
 in April. The electricity index has increased 0.5 percent over the last 12
 months, its smallest 12-month increase since January 2013. The other energy
 components have sharply declined over the last 12 months: fuel oil has fallen
 27.6 percent, gasoline has declined 25.0 percent, and natural gas has decreased
 15.4 percent. 

 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in May
 following a 0.3 percent increase in April. The shelter index, which rose 0.3
 percent in April, increased 0.2 percent in May. The indexes for rent and owners'
 equivalent rent both rose 0.3 percent, but the index for lodging away from home
 turned down in May, falling 2.0 percent. The index for airline fares, which had
 declined 5 of the last 6 months, rose sharply in May, increasing 5.7 percent.
 The medical care index rose 0.2 percent in May after increasing 0.7 percent in
 April. The hospital services index rose 0.5 percent and the index for
 prescription drugs advanced 0.4 percent. The personal care index rose 0.3
 percent in May, while the recreation index increased 0.1 percent. Also
 increasing in May were the indexes for new vehicles (0.2 percent), tobacco
 (0.4 percent), and alcoholic beverages (0.2 percent). In contrast to these
 increases, the apparel index declined 0.5 percent in May. The index for
 household furnishings and operations fell 0.3 percent, and the index for used
 cars and trucks decreased 0.4 percent. 

 The index for all items less food and energy has risen 1.7 percent over the past
 12 months, a slight decline from the 1.8-percent increase for the 12 months
 ending April. The shelter index has risen 2.9 percent over the last year, the
 medical care index has increased 2.8 percent, and the new vehicles index has
 advanced 0.8 percent. The indexes for airline fares, apparel, and used cars and
 trucks have all declined over the past 12 months.
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was virtually unchanged
 over the last 12 months, with a May 2015 index level of 237.805 (1982-84=100).
 For the month, the index rose 0.5 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 232.908
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.6 percent prior to seasonal
 adjustment.  

 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) declined
 0.3 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index rose 0.6 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 June 2015 is scheduled to be released on Friday,
 July 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 the Use of Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data

 Introduction

 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) produces both unadjusted and seasonally adjusted
 data. Seasonally adjusted data are computed using seasonal factors derived by
 the X-13ARIMA-SEATS Seasonal Adjustment Method. These factors are updated each
 January, and the new factors are used to revise the previous five years of
 seasonally adjusted data. For more information on data revisions and exceptions
 to the usual revision schedule, please see the Fact Sheet on Seasonal Adjustment
 (www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisaqanda.htm) and the Timeline of Seasonal Adjustment
 Methodological Changes (www.bls.gov/cpi/cpiseastimeline.htm).
 
 How to Use Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data

 For analyzing short-term 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. This allows data users to focus
 on changes that are not typical for the time of year.  The unadjusted data are
 of primary interest to consumers concerned about the prices they actually pay.
 Unadjusted data are also 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. BLS advises against the use of seasonally adjusted data in
 escalation agreements because seasonally adjusted series are revised annually.

 Intervention Analysis
 
 The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 for some CPI series. Sometimes extreme values or sharp movements can distort
 the underlying seasonal pattern of price change. Intervention Analysis
 Seasonal Adjustment is a process by which the distortions caused by such
 unusual events are estimated and removed from the data prior to calculation
 of seasonal factors. The resulting seasonal factors, which more accurately
 represent the seasonal pattern, are then applied to the unadjusted data.
 
 2015 Series Adjusted Using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment

 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.

 Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Indexes
 
 Seasonally adjusted data, including the U.S. city average All items index
 levels, are subject to revision for up to five years after their original
 release. Every year, economists in the CPI calculate new seasonal factors
 for seasonally adjusted series and apply them to the last five years of data.
 Seasonally adjusted indexes beyond the last five years of data are considered
 to be final and not subject to revision. In January 2015, revised seasonal
 factors and seasonally adjusted indexes for 2009-2014 were calculated and
 published. For directly adjusted series, the seasonal factors for 2014 will
 be applied to data for 2015 to produce the seasonally adjusted 2015 indexes.
 
 Determining Seasonal Status

 Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based upon certain
 statistical criteria. Using these criteria, BLS economists determine whether a
 series should change its status: from "not seasonally adjusted" to "seasonally
 adjusted," or vice versa. If any of the 82 components of the U.S. city average
 all items index 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. Thirty-two of the 82
 components of the U.S. city average all items index are not seasonally adjusted
 for 2015.

 Contact Information
 
 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 Christopher Graci, Justin Yarros, or Samuel An
 at (202) 691-6968 or by e-mail at Graci.Christopher@bls.gov, Yarros.Justin@bls.gov
 or An.Samuel@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, May 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Apr.
2015
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
May
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015
May
2014-
May
2015
Apr.
2015-
May
2015
Feb.
2015-
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2015-
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2015-
May
2015

All items

100.000 237.900 236.599 237.805 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.4

Food

14.157 242.344 246.121 246.187 1.6 0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Food at home

8.323 239.504 241.305 241.019 0.6 -0.1 -0.5 -0.2 -0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.141 271.362 273.366 273.595 0.8 0.1 0.4 -0.3 -0.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.983 251.825 258.991 257.106 2.1 -0.7 -0.5 -0.7 -0.5

Dairy and related products(1)

0.864 225.491 222.691 221.039 -2.0 -0.7 -0.5 -0.8 -0.7

Fruits and vegetables

1.335 298.626 290.178 293.011 -1.9 1.0 -1.4 0.2 0.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.956 164.640 168.401 166.795 1.3 -1.0 -0.6 0.5 -0.2

Other food at home

2.045 205.866 208.648 209.272 1.7 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.834 247.952 254.727 255.322 3.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Energy

7.739 255.982 203.715 214.330 -16.3 5.2 1.1 -1.3 4.3

Energy commodities

4.011 322.394 220.732 242.315 -24.8 9.8 3.8 -1.9 9.6

Fuel oil(1)

0.123 376.855 270.850 272.874 -27.6 0.7 5.9 -8.4 0.7

Motor fuel

3.799 318.840 216.595 239.141 -25.0 10.4 3.9 -1.7 10.2

Gasoline (all types)

3.737 317.434 215.461 238.170 -25.0 10.5 3.9 -1.7 10.4

Energy services(2)

3.727 203.781 196.502 197.083 -3.3 0.3 -1.5 -0.5 -1.0

Electricity(2)

2.945 206.715 206.179 207.683 0.5 0.7 -1.1 0.0 -1.2

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.783 192.303 164.839 162.639 -15.4 -1.3 -2.7 -2.6 0.0

All items less food and energy

78.104 238.029 241.802 242.119 1.7 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.550 147.454 147.303 147.014 -0.3 -0.2 0.3 0.1 -0.1

Apparel

3.443 128.963 128.593 127.083 -1.5 -1.2 0.5 -0.3 -0.5

New vehicles

3.556 146.708 147.844 147.889 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.666 151.441 149.788 150.713 -0.5 0.6 1.2 0.6 -0.4

Medical care commodities

1.782 341.432 354.339 354.647 3.9 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4

Alcoholic beverages

1.009 236.894 239.237 239.800 1.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2

Tobacco and smoking products

0.713 898.143 917.843 920.372 2.5 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.4

Services less energy services

58.553 293.208 299.544 300.264 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Shelter

32.865 269.766 276.978 277.563 2.9 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.174 274.710 283.598 284.245 3.5 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

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

24.381 276.748 283.920 284.473 2.8 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

Medical care services

5.997 465.014 476.163 476.800 2.5 0.1 0.4 0.9 0.2

Physicians' services(2)

1.593 359.547 365.146 365.214 1.6 0.0 0.6 0.5 0.1

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.899 278.568 291.775 292.257 4.9 0.2 0.6 1.9 0.5

Transportation services

5.648 288.627 289.971 292.994 1.5 1.0 0.0 0.1 0.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.165 265.013 269.948 270.764 2.2 0.3 -0.1 0.4 0.3

Motor vehicle insurance

2.322 434.934 456.564 456.995 5.1 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.2

Airline fare

0.714 341.947 294.603 319.401 -6.6 8.4 -1.7 -1.3 5.7

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, May 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Apr.
2015
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
May
2014-
May
2015
Apr.
2015-
May
2015
Feb.
2015-
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2015-
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2015-
May
2015

All items

100.000 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.4

Food

14.157 1.6 0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Food at home

8.323 0.6 -0.1 -0.5 -0.2 -0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.141 0.8 0.1 0.4 -0.3 -0.1

Cereals and cereal products

0.375 0.8 0.2 0.7 0.2 -0.5

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -0.4 0.9 -1.5 0.3 -0.4

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.195 1.1 0.2 0.6 0.5 0.2

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.131 0.9 -0.1 1.0 0.3 -0.1

Rice(1)(2)(3)

-3.1 0.5 -0.4 -0.1 0.5

Bakery products

0.765 0.8 0.0 0.4 -0.6 0.1

Bread(2)

0.227 1.0 -0.4 0.7 -1.1 0.0

White bread(1)(3)

1.9 0.2 0.7 0.6 0.2

Bread other than white(1)(3)

-0.7 -0.9 0.0 -0.9 -0.9

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

0.115 1.7 -0.5 -0.5 -0.3 -0.6

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.186 1.1 1.0 -0.1 -1.6 1.6

Cookies(1)(3)

0.8 0.7 0.1 -2.4 1.3

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

1.3 1.2 0.2 -1.0 1.2

Other bakery products

0.237 0.1 0.0 0.7 0.4 -0.7

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

0.8 -1.5 2.8 1.1 -1.5

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

-0.9 0.0 2.1 -0.9 -0.9

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

-1.1 -0.8 -2.0 2.4 -1.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.983 2.1 -0.7 -0.5 -0.7 -0.5

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.858 2.0 -0.7 -0.5 -0.5 -0.7

Meats

1.206 3.3 -0.3 -0.9 -0.7 -0.4

Beef and veal(1)

0.585 10.1 -0.1 0.1 0.4 -0.1

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.238 10.0 -0.6 -0.9 0.0 -0.6

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.084 10.6 0.7 0.0 0.7 0.7

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.210 10.0 0.8 1.5 0.7 0.8

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.052 9.7 -2.5 -0.6 0.4 -2.5

Pork

0.348 -6.8 -0.1 -2.6 -2.5 -1.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.134 -11.8 -2.2 -2.8 -1.6 -3.5

Bacon and related products(3)

-17.4 -4.5 -3.6 -1.8 -5.4

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

-3.3 -0.1 -1.1 -0.7 -1.5

Ham

0.072 1.1 1.0 -3.2 -2.4 -0.9

Ham, excluding canned(3)

0.7 1.1 -3.4 -2.7 -0.9

Pork chops

0.059 -6.8 1.4 -2.1 -1.8 0.3

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.084 -4.9 1.3 -1.1 -4.4 1.0

Other meats

0.273 4.1 -1.2 -0.5 -0.6 -0.3

Frankfurters(3)

4.4 -2.6 -3.1 1.5 -0.2

Lunchmeats(2)(3)

4.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.7 0.3

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

1.3 -3.0 3.3 -1.9 -3.0

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

-3.1 -3.0 3.5 -2.5 -3.0

Poultry

0.362 0.1 -1.7 0.1 -0.3 -1.5

Chicken(1)(2)

0.293 -0.1 -2.4 0.3 0.0 -2.4

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

-1.1 -1.0 -0.5 -0.5 -1.0

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

-0.1 -3.0 0.7 0.0 -3.0

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.068 1.2 1.1 0.0 0.2 0.7

Fish and seafood(1)

0.290 -0.8 -0.8 0.2 0.0 -1.3

Fresh fish and seafood(2)

0.149 -0.7 -0.8 0.0 -0.4 -1.3

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.141 -0.9 -0.8 -0.5 1.0 -1.6

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

0.4 -1.2 -0.7 2.1 -1.2

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

-1.7 -0.1 -1.3 1.5 -1.7

Eggs

0.125 3.1 -1.4 -0.5 -3.0 2.6

Dairy and related products(1)

0.864 -2.0 -0.7 -0.5 -0.8 -0.7

Milk(1)(2)

0.262 -6.8 -0.4 -0.2 -1.2 -0.4

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

-7.4 -0.9 -0.5 -1.4 -0.9

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

-5.7 -0.3 0.1 -1.0 -0.3

Cheese and related products

0.277 -1.3 0.0 -0.7 -0.5 0.2

Ice cream and related products

0.124 1.2 -4.1 0.1 -0.2 -2.0

Other dairy and related products(1)(2)

0.202 2.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.1

Fruits and vegetables

1.335 -1.9 1.0 -1.4 0.2 0.3

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.030 -2.7 0.8 -1.7 0.1 0.4

Fresh fruits

0.553 -5.7 1.7 -2.5 0.4 -0.4

Apples

0.082 -9.0 2.2 -1.3 -0.8 -0.4

Bananas

0.087 0.1 -0.3 0.6 0.3 0.3

Citrus fruits(2)

0.147 -8.0 4.3 -1.8 1.3 1.6

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

-4.8 5.9 -0.6 -1.7 1.5

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.237 -4.8 0.7 -4.9 0.5 -1.2

Fresh vegetables

0.476 1.0 -0.2 -0.7 -0.3 1.2

Potatoes

0.078 0.2 3.7 -0.2 -0.4 2.4

Lettuce

0.067 5.6 2.2 -4.8 -1.1 2.3

Tomatoes(1)

0.087 2.0 -4.6 -1.7 -0.7 -4.6

Other fresh vegetables

0.244 -0.3 -0.6 1.6 -0.6 0.4

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.305 1.0 1.5 -0.6 0.8 0.3

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.159 0.0 1.1 -0.7 1.2 -0.3

Canned fruits(2)(3)

2.2 2.0 -0.3 0.4 0.5

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

-1.5 0.5 -0.9 1.7 -0.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.088 2.0 2.6 0.0 -0.1 1.4

Frozen vegetables(3)

1.5 3.6 0.0 -1.2 2.0

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.058 2.7 0.8 -1.5 1.6 0.2

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

4.3 -0.2 -1.6 1.9 -0.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.956 1.3 -1.0 -0.6 0.5 -0.2

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.697 1.2 -0.9 -0.6 0.7 -0.1

Carbonated drinks

0.285 0.2 -0.5 -0.8 0.2 0.3

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 2.6 0.0 -1.0 0.6 0.0

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(2)

0.398 1.9 -1.2 -0.4 0.9 -0.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.259 1.6 -1.1 -0.7 0.5 -0.9

Coffee

0.161 4.2 -0.8 -0.7 1.4 -1.0

Roasted coffee(3)

4.9 -1.0 -0.6 1.6 -1.4

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

1.9 -1.0 -2.0 -0.3 -1.0

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.097 -2.5 -1.5 -1.3 -1.1 -0.8

Other food at home

2.045 1.7 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.1

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.302 4.1 1.1 -0.2 -1.0 1.1

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 5.7 0.4 0.2 1.5 -0.1

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.185 5.0 1.6 0.1 -2.0 1.6

Other sweets(2)

0.060 -0.2 -0.1 -0.8 0.0 0.2

Fats and oils

0.241 -1.0 0.1 -1.0 0.4 -0.3

Butter and margarine(2)

0.073 0.1 0.2 -2.1 0.8 -1.4

Butter(3)

2.6 -0.1 -4.1 1.2 -2.0

Margarine(3)

-1.1 0.8 -2.7 2.7 -0.4

Salad dressing(2)

0.062 0.6 -0.5 -0.5 0.2 1.1

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.107 -2.6 0.3 -0.7 0.4 -0.3

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

-3.2 0.4 -0.5 -0.5 0.4

Other foods

1.502 1.6 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0

Soups

0.099 -1.1 0.3 0.3 1.6 -1.2

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.281 2.2 0.8 0.1 0.6 0.8

Snacks(1)

0.331 2.1 -0.1 -0.6 -0.3 -0.1

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.298 2.1 0.1 -0.2 1.0 -0.3

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

3.6 -0.1 0.5 1.6 -0.4

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

3.1 -0.8 0.5 -0.4 -0.8

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

0.9 -0.6 0.5 -0.7 -0.5

Other condiments(3)

-1.1 1.1 -1.5 1.7 -0.3

Baby food(1)(2)

0.054 0.0 0.8 -0.1 -0.7 0.8

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.439 1.4 -0.1 0.0 0.3 -0.1

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

3.0 -1.0 -1.1 0.6 -1.0

Food away from home(1)

5.834 3.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.820 2.7 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.416 3.4 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.211 2.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3

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

2.3 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.2

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

0.064 3.0 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.322 3.1 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.8

Energy

7.739 -16.3 5.2 1.1 -1.3 4.3

Energy commodities

4.011 -24.8 9.8 3.8 -1.9 9.6

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.212 -21.5 -1.5 3.2 -6.1 -1.5

Fuel oil(1)

0.123 -27.6 0.7 5.9 -8.4 0.7

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

0.089 -10.6 -4.7 1.1 0.8 -1.0

Motor fuel

3.799 -25.0 10.4 3.9 -1.7 10.2

Gasoline (all types)

3.737 -25.0 10.5 3.9 -1.7 10.4

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

-25.6 10.7 3.8 -1.6 10.5

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

-24.0 9.6 2.6 -1.8 9.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

-21.5 10.0 3.7 -1.9 9.4

Other motor fuels(2)

0.062 -26.6 2.6 -0.8 -3.2 3.3

Energy services(8)

3.727 -3.3 0.3 -1.5 -0.5 -1.0

Electricity(8)

2.945 0.5 0.7 -1.1 0.0 -1.2

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.783 -15.4 -1.3 -2.7 -2.6 0.0

All items less food and energy

78.104 1.7 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.550 -0.3 -0.2 0.3 0.1 -0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.345 -1.0 -0.3 0.1 0.5 -0.4

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

0.265 -4.1 -0.7 -1.1 0.7 -0.7

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.047 0.8 -0.3 -0.1 0.5 -0.3

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.052 -6.6 -2.2 -2.8 2.5 -2.2

Other linens(1)(2)

0.166 -4.7 -0.4 -0.8 0.2 -0.4

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.773 -0.8 -0.7 0.9 1.3 -0.7

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.268 -1.7 -0.1 1.8 1.7 -0.1

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

0.364 -0.2 -0.7 -0.2 1.6 -0.7

Other furniture(2)

0.131 -0.8 -2.2 0.6 0.4 -2.2

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

Appliances(2)

0.272 -2.7 -0.8 -0.4 0.4 -0.2

Major appliances(2)

0.148 -4.8 -1.2 -0.6 0.5 -0.3

Laundry equipment(3)

-5.0 -1.4 0.5 -0.2 -0.5

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.120 -0.1 -0.2 -0.7 0.4 -0.2

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.479 -2.2 -0.1 0.3 0.2 -0.7

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.256 -4.3 -0.6 -0.6 0.3 -0.6

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.107 1.0 1.0 -1.1 0.2 0.6

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.044 3.8 -0.2 0.4 1.1 -0.2

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.073 -2.5 0.2 1.1 -0.7 0.0

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.711 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.188 1.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.369 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.846 -0.3 -0.1 0.5 0.0 -0.1

Household cleaning products(2)

0.335 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.5 0.2

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.248 -1.2 -0.5 0.1 0.4 -0.5

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.263 -0.5 -0.3 0.8 -0.4 -0.3

Apparel

3.443 -1.5 -1.2 0.5 -0.3 -0.5

Men's and boys' apparel

0.866 -0.8 0.5 0.5 -1.6 0.1

Men's apparel

0.683 -0.5 0.5 0.7 -2.1 0.0

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.107 -3.9 3.1 0.1 -4.5 2.2

Men's furnishings

0.192 0.6 -0.1 4.8 -1.0 -0.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.200 -2.9 -1.2 -1.7 -3.3 -1.2

Men's pants and shorts

0.176 3.5 1.5 0.5 -0.9 0.4

Boys' apparel

0.183 -2.0 0.3 -0.8 1.6 0.2

Women's and girls' apparel

1.500 -3.4 -2.5 0.3 0.3 -0.8

Women's apparel

1.267 -3.2 -2.3 0.7 0.3 -0.8

Women's outerwear

0.108 -1.8 -3.9 -3.6 2.6 1.4

Women's dresses

0.164 -1.1 -6.2 1.1 -1.5 -2.9

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.601 -3.6 -2.4 1.2 1.4 -0.5

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

0.384 -3.8 -0.1 1.4 -1.3 -1.2

Girls' apparel

0.233 -4.2 -3.3 -1.7 0.2 -0.4

Footwear

0.729 1.8 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 -0.6

Men's footwear(1)

0.221 2.4 0.4 -0.7 2.2 0.4

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.174 6.9 1.4 2.5 -0.7 1.9

Women's footwear

0.334 -1.1 -1.9 0.9 -0.9 -2.5

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.136 -0.4 -1.3 1.7 -0.1 0.0

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.212 -2.5 -1.1 -0.5 -0.3 -0.5

Watches(1)(6)

0.047 1.8 -0.4 -0.8 -0.2 -0.4

Jewelry(6)

0.165 -3.6 -1.3 -0.3 -0.4 -0.7

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.762 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.0

New vehicles

3.556 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.2

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

0.8 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.2

New cars(3)

0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.0

New trucks(3)(11)

1.5 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.3

Used cars and trucks

1.666 -0.5 0.6 1.2 0.6 -0.4

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.430 -0.3 0.2 -0.4 -0.2 0.2

Tires(1)

0.281 -1.4 0.3 -0.6 -0.2 0.3

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.149 1.9 0.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.1

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

2.1 0.4 -0.3 0.0 0.4

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

1.4 -0.9 0.3 1.3 -0.9

Medical care commodities

1.782 3.9 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.707 4.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Prescription drugs

1.359 5.3 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.4

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.348 -0.7 0.1 -0.4 0.3 0.1

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.075 -0.1 0.4 -0.2 0.5 0.4

Recreation commodities(9)

1.983 -3.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.2

Video and audio products(9)

0.284 -9.6 0.0 -0.4 -1.1 0.0

Televisions

0.129 -14.5 0.0 -0.4 -2.6 0.1

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.030 -5.5 -0.5 -1.0 0.9 -0.5

Audio equipment

0.066 -7.1 -0.3 0.1 0.4 -0.6

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

0.043 -3.5 0.8 -0.8 -0.4 0.8

Pets and pet products(1)

0.646 -0.4 0.3 0.3 -0.6 0.3

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

-0.4 0.4 0.5 -0.7 0.4

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

0.1 0.4 0.1 -0.4 0.4

Sporting goods(1)

0.401 -2.0 -1.0 -0.5 0.8 -1.0

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.184 1.3 -0.3 -0.5 1.8 -0.3

Sports equipment

0.211 -4.8 -1.7 -0.5 -0.6 -2.1

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.056 -8.4 -1.1 -1.1 -1.4 -1.4

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

1.9 0.0 -0.1 -1.7 0.0

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

-10.4 -1.2 -1.2 -1.9 -1.5

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.219 0.8 0.9 0.1 0.4 0.9

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.122 2.0 1.7 0.2 0.2 1.7

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.095 -0.8 -0.2 0.0 0.6 -0.2

Other recreational goods(2)

0.377 -4.5 -0.6 0.3 0.2 -0.8

Toys

0.274 -5.3 -0.7 0.1 0.1 -1.0

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

-3.1 0.1 0.1 1.0 -0.5

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

0.051 -3.5 -0.9 1.1 0.6 -0.9

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.041 0.2 0.5 0.7 0.0 0.5

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.605 -4.0 -0.3 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1

Educational books and supplies

0.203 5.8 0.0 0.7 0.3 0.1

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

6.2 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1

Information technology commodities(9)

0.402 -8.3 -0.5 -1.0 -0.2 -0.1

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.269 -9.5 -0.8 -1.0 0.1 -0.3

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.068 1.8 1.1 0.9 -0.3 1.1

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

0.065 -12.8 -0.8 -2.9 -1.4 -0.8

Alcoholic beverages

1.009 1.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.591 0.3 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.271 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.4

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.073 0.4 0.4 0.0 -0.1 0.3

Whiskey at home(1)(3)

1.5 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(3)

0.8 0.7 -0.1 -0.5 0.3

Wine at home

0.248 0.2 0.0 0.3 -0.5 -0.2

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.418 2.5 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.4

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

2.4 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.1

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

2.4 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.5

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

3.7 0.8 -0.3 1.5 0.8

Other goods(9)

1.622 0.9 0.1 -0.1 -0.3 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.713 2.5 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.4

Cigarettes(2)

0.657 2.5 0.3 0.5 -0.1 0.4

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.050 1.8 -0.6 -1.1 0.9 -0.6

Personal care products(1)

0.721 0.2 -0.2 -0.3 -0.4 -0.2

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

0.371 1.9 0.0 0.0 -0.5 0.0

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

0.343 -1.7 -0.3 -0.7 -0.2 -0.3

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.188 -2.2 0.3 -0.6 -0.7 0.4

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

-1.9 1.4 -1.5 -0.5 1.5

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

-1.8 -0.7 0.9 -2.3 -0.7

Services less energy services

58.553 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Shelter

32.865 2.9 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

Rent of shelter(13)

32.490 2.9 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence(8)

7.174 3.5 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

Lodging away from home(2)

0.935 1.0 0.6 0.4 0.3 -2.0

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

0.171 2.6 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.764 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.3 -2.6

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

24.381 2.8 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

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

22.958 2.8 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.376 3.2 0.0 -0.1 0.4 0.0

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.229 4.6 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.953 5.6 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.3

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.276 1.4 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.3

Household operations(1)(2)

0.854 3.7 0.2 0.1 0.8 0.2

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.278 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.283 5.4 -0.1 0.4 1.8 -0.1

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.120 5.4 1.3 -0.2 0.7 0.6

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.066 3.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Medical care services

5.997 2.5 0.1 0.4 0.9 0.2

Professional services

3.034 1.6 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.1

Physicians' services(8)

1.593 1.6 0.0 0.6 0.5 0.1

Dental services(8)

0.813 2.4 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.279 -0.4 0.6 -0.3 -0.1 0.6

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.349 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2

Hospital and related services

2.205 4.5 0.2 0.5 1.7 0.5

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.899 4.9 0.2 0.6 1.9 0.5

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

4.3 0.1 0.5 1.8 0.4

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

5.3 0.2 0.6 2.0 0.6

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

0.175 3.2 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.3

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

0.131 0.7 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.7

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.757 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.8 0.1

Transportation services

5.648 1.5 1.0 0.0 0.1 0.7

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.394 -1.1 -1.6 0.8 -0.1 -1.5

Car and truck rental(2)

0.073 1.0 -1.5 0.5 -0.9 2.6

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.165 2.2 0.3 -0.1 0.4 0.3

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.057 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.489 2.1 0.3 0.0 0.4 0.3

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.588 2.4 0.3 -0.2 0.4 0.3

Motor vehicle insurance

2.322 5.1 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.2

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.565 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

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

0.312 -0.6 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0

Parking and other fees(2)

0.235 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.2

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

2.3 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1

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

1.4 -0.1 0.5 0.0 -0.1

Public transportation

1.130 -4.1 5.3 -1.2 -0.7 3.4

Airline fare

0.714 -6.6 8.4 -1.7 -1.3 5.7

Other intercity transportation

0.150 -2.0 0.0 -0.8 0.2 0.4

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

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

-1.2 -1.0 2.8 1.7 -1.0

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

-4.3 -1.2 -0.2 -1.1 -1.2

Intracity transportation(1)

0.262 2.6 0.0 -0.1 1.1 0.0

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

2.6 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.0

Recreation services(9)

3.782 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3

Video and audio services(9)

1.578 1.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.4 -0.2

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.487 1.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.4 -0.3

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

0.091 -1.5 1.2 -1.3 0.3 1.2

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

-5.4 1.8 -2.8 1.0 1.8

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

3.8 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.6

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.402 3.4 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.9

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

2.1 0.3 -0.1 0.4 0.3

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

3.8 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.9

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.061 0.5 -0.3 -0.4 0.5 -0.3

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

0.7 0.4 -0.3 0.4 0.4

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

0.6 -0.8 -1.0 0.7 -0.8

Other recreation services(2)

1.740 2.3 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.7

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

0.600 -0.2 0.3 -0.3 0.6 0.3

Admissions(1)

0.656 4.5 0.9 1.0 0.3 0.9

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

2.6 0.1 1.1 0.4 0.1

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

9.1 1.9 1.1 -0.1 1.9

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.209 1.8 0.9 0.4 -0.4 0.9

Education and communication services(9)

6.419 0.5 -0.2 0.1 0.2 -0.1

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.124 3.6 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.3

College tuition and fees

1.846 3.4 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.2

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.374 4.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.736 4.2 0.1 0.9 0.9 0.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.039 1.5 0.3 0.1 -0.3 0.3

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.143 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3

Postage(1)

0.129 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.4

Delivery services(2)

0.014 -0.6 -0.3 -1.3 0.9 -0.7

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.427 -3.0 -0.4 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.583 -5.5 -0.7 -0.8 -0.1 -0.7

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.843 1.9 0.2 0.4 -0.1 0.2

Internet services and electronic information providers(2)

0.713 -0.1 -1.1 0.1 0.1 -0.8

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.759 1.9 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.2

Personal care services(1)

0.633 1.3 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.2

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

0.633 1.3 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.2

Miscellaneous personal services

1.126 2.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2

Legal services(6)

0.316 1.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

Funeral expenses(1)(6)

0.173 1.6 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.0

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.275 2.0 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.5

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

0.034 1.9 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.0

Financial services(1)(6)

0.233 4.0 -0.1 0.8 0.3 -0.1

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

2.3 0.1 0.6 1.0 0.1

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

5.0 -0.1 0.9 0.0 -0.1

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

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


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

All items less food

85.843 237.225 235.125 236.510 -0.3 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.5

All items less shelter

67.135 228.124 223.446 224.911 -1.4 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.6

All items less food and shelter

52.977 224.193 217.530 219.321 -2.2 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.7

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.238 220.582 222.365 222.527 0.9 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

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

43.572 224.746 226.729 226.847 0.9 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

All items less medical care

92.221 228.333 226.479 227.707 -0.3 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.5

All items less energy

92.261 238.006 241.769 242.047 1.7 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Commodities

37.719 190.518 182.533 184.263 -3.3 0.9 0.4 -0.2 0.9

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.884 147.790 147.776 147.374 -0.3 -0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Commodities less food

23.562 165.939 153.753 156.062 -6.0 1.5 0.8 -0.3 1.5

Commodities less food and beverages

22.553 163.283 150.735 153.084 -6.2 1.6 0.9 -0.3 1.5

Services

62.281 284.938 290.063 290.770 2.0 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.791 311.695 314.401 315.271 1.1 0.3 -0.1 0.3 0.0

Services less medical care services

56.284 271.243 275.951 276.655 2.0 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1

Durables

9.023 111.086 110.212 110.197 -0.8 0.0 0.3 0.3 -0.1

Nondurables

28.696 230.251 218.244 220.974 -4.0 1.3 0.1 -0.4 1.3

Nondurables less food

14.539 218.293 194.292 199.037 -8.8 2.4 0.7 -0.7 2.4

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.530 217.043 191.485 196.477 -9.5 2.6 0.8 -0.8 2.6

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.087 276.855 235.013 244.171 -11.8 3.9 0.9 -0.9 3.7

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.096 271.938 234.235 242.584 -10.8 3.6 0.8 -0.8 3.4

Housing

42.233 232.744 236.777 237.175 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0

Education and communication(2)

7.024 137.244 137.707 137.400 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Education(2)

3.327 229.576 238.003 238.219 3.8 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.2

Communication(2)

3.697 82.470 80.422 80.015 -3.0 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1 -0.4

Information and information processing(2)

3.554 78.612 76.584 76.182 -3.1 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.127 8.410 8.212 8.139 -3.2 -0.9 -0.3 0.0 -0.6

Recreation(2)

5.765 116.018 116.045 116.190 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Video and audio(2)

1.862 100.773 100.249 100.058 -0.7 -0.2 -0.2 0.1 -0.2

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.049 165.739 166.727 167.484 1.1 0.5 0.2 -0.3 0.5

Photography(2)

0.118 78.046 75.452 74.956 -4.0 -0.7 -0.8 -0.4 -0.8

Food and beverages

15.166 242.065 245.746 245.846 1.6 0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Domestically produced farm food

6.990 248.148 249.585 249.655 0.6 0.0 -0.5 -0.3 0.0

Other services

11.960 334.024 337.847 337.863 1.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.714 122.888 121.723 120.045 -2.3 -1.4 0.4 -0.4 -0.4

Fuels and utilities

5.168 234.483 228.304 228.748 -2.4 0.2 -0.9 -0.6 -0.7

Household energy

3.940 202.578 193.157 193.538 -4.5 0.2 -1.2 -0.9 -1.0

Medical care

7.779 434.874 446.663 447.213 2.8 0.1 0.3 0.7 0.2

Transportation

15.209 223.392 200.245 206.386 -7.6 3.1 1.1 -0.3 2.7

Private transportation

14.079 217.700 194.906 200.528 -7.9 2.9 1.3 -0.3 2.7

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.798 101.422 101.680 101.749 0.3 0.1 0.6 0.2 -0.1

Utilities and public transportation

10.000 218.806 213.651 214.939 -1.8 0.6 -0.7 -0.2 -0.1

Household furnishings and operations

4.199 123.350 123.451 123.207 -0.1 -0.2 0.2 0.5 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.381 407.178 412.231 412.841 1.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3

Personal care

2.668 217.697 219.852 220.101 1.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.3

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

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


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

U.S. city average

M

0.0 0.7 0.5 -0.2 0.8 0.2

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

-0.3 0.5 0.4 -0.3 0.5 0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.1 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1

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

M

-1.4 0.7 0.5 -1.3 0.6 0.2

Midwest urban

M

-0.8 0.5 0.4 -1.1 0.7 0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

-0.8 0.6 0.4 -1.1 0.7 0.2

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

M

-0.8 0.4 0.4 -1.0 0.6 0.0

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

-0.7 0.5 0.4 -1.1 0.7 0.0

South urban

M

-0.4 0.7 0.4 -0.6 0.9 0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.0 0.6 0.4 -0.2 0.9 0.2

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

M

-0.7 0.7 0.4 -0.9 0.9 0.4

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

-0.5 0.5 0.5 -0.8 0.6 0.1

West urban

M

1.2 1.0 0.8 1.0 1.1 0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.3 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.0 0.2

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

M

0.8 1.0 0.6 0.9 1.0 0.4

Size classes

A(4)

M

0.3 0.7 0.6 0.1 0.8 0.2

B/C(3)

M

-0.6 0.7 0.5 -0.6 0.8 0.3

D

M

0.1 0.6 0.4 -0.1 1.0 0.2

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

-0.5 0.5 0.3 -0.9 0.9 0.1

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

1.1 1.0 1.0 0.5 0.9 -0.1

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

M

-0.1 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.1

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

1

0.6 -0.1

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

-0.1 0.4

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

-0.5 0.5

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

1

0.4 0.6

Atlanta, GA

2

-0.5 0.7

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

-1.9 1.2

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

-0.4 1.0

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

0.5 0.8

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

2

0.0 0.5

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

2.4 1.1

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

0.4 0.9

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, May 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 1.9 2.1

June 2014

0.2 0.2 1.9 2.1

July 2014

-0.1 0.0 1.8 2.0

August 2014

-0.2 -0.2 1.5 1.7

September 2014

0.1 0.1 1.4 1.7

October 2014

-0.3 -0.3 1.4 1.7

November 2014

-0.6 -0.5 1.0 1.3

December 2014

-0.7 -0.6 0.4 0.8

January 2015

-0.7 -0.5 -0.7 -0.1

February 2015

0.5 0.4 -0.6 0.0

March 2015

0.7 0.6 -0.5 -0.1

April 2015

0.2 0.2 -0.6 -0.2

May 2015

0.6 0.5 -0.3 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, May 2015, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Apr.
2015
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Apr. 2015-
May 2015
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Apr. 2015-
May 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 0.4 0.04 L-Feb. 2013 0.6

Food

14.157 0.0 0.001 0.08 - -

Food at home

8.323 -0.2 -0.013 0.12 - -

Cereals and bakery products

1.141 -0.1 -0.001 0.27 L-Mar. 2015 0.4

Cereals and cereal products

0.375 -0.5 -0.002 0.44 S-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -0.4 0.000 0.64 S-Mar. 2015 -1.5

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.195 0.2 0.000 0.71 S-Feb. 2015 -0.8

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.131 -0.1 0.000 0.67 S-Feb. 2015 -0.1

Rice(4)(5)(6)

0.5 0.83 L-Jan. 2015 1.1

Bakery products

0.765 0.1 0.001 0.31 L-Mar. 2015 0.4

Bread(5)

0.227 0.0 0.000 0.57 L-Mar. 2015 0.7

White bread(4)(6)

0.2 0.81 S-Feb. 2015 -1.1

Bread other than white(4)(6)

-0.9 0.88 - -

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

0.115 -0.6 -0.001 0.69 S-Mar. 2014 -0.7

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.186 1.6 0.003 0.64 L-Aug. 2011 1.8

Cookies(4)(6)

1.3 0.97 L-Jan. 2015 1.5

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

1.2 0.86 L-May 2014 1.2

Other bakery products

0.237 -0.7 -0.002 0.66 S-Feb. 2015 -1.0

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

-1.5 0.84 S-Feb. 2015 -2.9

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

-0.9 1.25 - -

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

-1.1 0.88 S-Mar. 2015 -2.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.983 -0.5 -0.011 0.22 L-Mar. 2015 -0.5

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.858 -0.7 -0.014 0.24 S-Sep. 2009 -0.7

Meats

1.206 -0.4 -0.005 0.27 L-Feb. 2015 0.1

Beef and veal(4)

0.585 -0.1 0.000 0.40 S-Jan. 2014 -0.1

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.238 -0.6 -0.001 0.55 S-Mar. 2015 -0.9

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.084 0.7 0.001 0.87 - -

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.210 0.8 0.002 0.70 L-Mar. 2015 1.5

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.052 -2.5 -0.001 0.81 S-Dec. 2008 -2.8

Pork

0.348 -1.0 -0.004 0.47 L-Jan. 2015 -0.4

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.134 -3.5 -0.005 0.76 S-EVER -

Bacon and related products(6)

-5.4 0.95 S-Aug. 1979 -6.0

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

-1.5 0.94 S-Feb. 2015 -2.4

Ham

0.072 -0.9 -0.001 0.91 L-Feb. 2015 0.4

Ham, excluding canned(6)

-0.9 1.16 L-Feb. 2015 -0.1

Pork chops

0.059 0.3 0.000 1.17 L-Oct. 2014 1.6

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.084 1.0 0.001 1.01 L-Sep. 2014 1.2

Other meats

0.273 -0.3 -0.001 0.48 L-Feb. 2015 0.7

Frankfurters(6)

-0.2 1.56 S-Mar. 2015 -3.1

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

0.3 0.62 L-Jan. 2015 1.4

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

-3.0 1.72 S-Apr. 2014 -3.4

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

-3.0 2.54 S-Jun. 2014 -3.4

Poultry

0.362 -1.5 -0.005 0.63 S-Jul. 2009 -1.7

Chicken(4)(5)

0.293 -2.4 -0.007 0.76 S-Dec. 2005 -2.4

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

-1.0 1.42 S-Oct. 2014 -1.8

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

-3.0 0.72 S-Dec. 2005 -4.6

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.068 0.7 0.001 0.78 L-Feb. 2015 1.9

Fish and seafood(4)

0.290 -1.3 -0.004 0.54 S-May 2013 -1.4

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.149 -1.3 -0.002 0.87 S-Mar. 2014 -1.7

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.141 -1.6 -0.002 0.53 S-Feb. 2005 -1.6

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

-1.2 0.88 S-Aug. 2014 -1.3

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

-1.7 0.75 S-May 2013 -2.0

Eggs

0.125 2.6 0.003 0.62 L-Dec. 2014 4.1

Dairy and related products(4)

0.864 -0.7 -0.006 0.26 L-Mar. 2015 -0.5

Milk(4)(5)

0.262 -0.4 -0.001 0.33 L-Mar. 2015 -0.2

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

-0.9 0.53 L-Mar. 2015 -0.5

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

-0.3 0.45 L-Mar. 2015 0.1

Cheese and related products

0.277 0.2 0.001 0.46 L-Dec. 2014 0.2

Ice cream and related products

0.124 -2.0 -0.003 0.83 S-Jun. 2009 -2.9

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.202 -0.1 0.000 0.57 L-Mar. 2015 0.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.335 0.3 0.005 0.37 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.030 0.4 0.004 0.46 L-Oct. 2014 1.3

Fresh fruits

0.553 -0.4 -0.002 0.64 S-Mar. 2015 -2.5

Apples

0.082 -0.4 0.000 1.11 L-Feb. 2015 -0.4

Bananas

0.087 0.3 0.000 0.62 - -

Citrus fruits(5)

0.147 1.6 0.002 1.44 L-Oct. 2014 2.2

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

1.5 1.41 L-Oct. 2014 2.3

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.237 -1.2 -0.003 1.08 S-Mar. 2015 -4.9

Fresh vegetables

0.476 1.2 0.006 0.59 L-Dec. 2014 1.9

Potatoes

0.078 2.4 0.002 1.14 L-Aug. 2013 3.8

Lettuce

0.067 2.3 0.002 1.44 L-Jan. 2015 5.0

Tomatoes(4)

0.087 -4.6 -0.004 1.42 S-Feb. 2015 -8.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.244 0.4 0.001 0.74 L-Mar. 2015 1.6

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.305 0.3 0.001 0.49 S-Mar. 2015 -0.6

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.159 -0.3 0.000 0.76 S-Mar. 2015 -0.7

Canned fruits(5)(6)

0.5 0.86 L-Feb. 2015 0.5

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

-0.8 1.02 S-Mar. 2015 -0.9

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.088 1.4 0.001 0.86 L-Sep. 2014 1.6

Frozen vegetables(6)

2.0 1.07 L-Sep. 2014 2.1

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.058 0.2 0.000 0.73 S-Mar. 2015 -1.5

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

-0.2 0.79 S-Mar. 2015 -1.6

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.956 -0.2 -0.002 0.34 S-Mar. 2015 -0.6

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.697 -0.1 -0.001 0.43 S-Mar. 2015 -0.6

Carbonated drinks

0.285 0.3 0.001 0.68 L-Feb. 2015 0.8

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 0.0 0.000 0.64 S-Mar. 2015 -1.0

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.398 -0.4 -0.002 0.61 S-Mar. 2015 -0.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.259 -0.9 -0.002 0.44 S-Nov. 2013 -1.0

Coffee

0.161 -1.0 -0.002 0.59 S-Jan. 2014 -1.0

Roasted coffee(6)

-1.4 0.64 S-Aug. 2013 -2.2

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

-1.0 1.03 S-Mar. 2015 -2.0

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.097 -0.8 -0.001 0.62 L-Feb. 2015 1.7

Other food at home

2.045 0.1 0.003 0.23 - -

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.302 1.1 0.003 0.58 L-Feb. 2015 1.2

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 -0.1 0.000 0.62 S-Oct. 2014 -1.9

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.185 1.6 0.003 0.89 L-Feb. 2015 1.7

Other sweets(5)

0.060 0.2 0.000 0.63 L-Feb. 2015 0.3

Fats and oils

0.241 -0.3 -0.001 0.42 S-Mar. 2015 -1.0

Butter and margarine(5)

0.073 -1.4 -0.001 0.65 S-Mar. 2015 -2.1

Butter(6)

-2.0 0.92 S-Mar. 2015 -4.1

Margarine(6)

-0.4 1.02 S-Mar. 2015 -2.7

Salad dressing(5)

0.062 1.1 0.001 0.82 L-Feb. 2015 1.7

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.107 -0.3 0.000 0.62 S-Mar. 2015 -0.7

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

0.4 1.00 L-Feb. 2015 1.1

Other foods

1.502 0.0 0.000 0.28 S-Mar. 2015 0.0

Soups

0.099 -1.2 -0.001 1.02 S-Jul. 2013 -1.8

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.281 0.8 0.002 0.63 L-Nov. 2014 1.2

Snacks(4)

0.331 -0.1 0.000 0.66 L-Feb. 2015 2.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.298 -0.3 -0.001 0.59 S-Jan. 2015 -0.4

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

-0.4 0.93 S-Jan. 2015 -1.3

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

-0.8 1.56 S-Nov. 2014 -2.2

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

-0.5 0.87 L-Mar. 2015 0.5

Other condiments(6)

-0.3 0.97 S-Mar. 2015 -1.5

Baby food(4)(5)

0.054 0.8 0.000 0.38 L-Jul. 2014 0.8

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.439 -0.1 0.000 0.51 S-Jan. 2015 -0.9

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

-1.0 0.55 S-Mar. 2015 -1.1

Food away from home(4)

5.834 0.2 0.014 0.06 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.820 0.1 0.003 0.07 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.416 0.3 0.007 0.10 L-Feb. 2015 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.211 0.3 0.001 0.16 L-Feb. 2015 0.4

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

0.2 0.08 - -

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

0.064 0.3 0.000 0.34 - -

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.322 0.8 0.003 0.11 L-Feb. 2015 0.9

Energy

7.739 4.3 0.330 0.15 L-Feb. 2013 4.6

Energy commodities

4.011 9.6 0.367 0.12 L-Jun. 2009 19.1

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.212 -1.5 -0.003 0.53 L-Mar. 2015 3.2

Fuel oil(4)

0.123 0.7 0.001 0.37 L-Mar. 2015 5.9

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

0.089 -1.0 -0.001 0.78 S-Feb. 2015 -1.3

Motor fuel

3.799 10.2 0.370 0.12 L-Jun. 2009 20.2

Gasoline (all types)

3.737 10.4 0.369 0.12 L-Jun. 2009 20.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

10.5 0.38 L-Jun. 2009 20.9

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

9.6 0.36 L-Jun. 2009 19.3

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

9.4 0.31 L-Jun. 2009 18.7

Other motor fuels(5)

0.062 3.3 0.002 0.12 L-Feb. 2013 3.4

Energy services(11)

3.727 -1.0 -0.037 0.28 S-Mar. 2015 -1.5

Electricity(11)

2.945 -1.2 -0.037 0.35 S-Apr. 2014 -2.8

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.783 0.0 0.000 0.28 L-Dec. 2014 1.4

All items less food and energy

78.104 0.1 0.114 0.04 S-Dec. 2014 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.550 -0.1 -0.021 0.09 S-Jan. 2015 -0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.345 -0.4 -0.013 0.16 S-Jul. 2013 -0.4

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

0.265 -0.7 -0.002 0.56 S-Mar. 2015 -1.1

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.047 -0.3 0.000 0.41 S-Nov. 2014 -0.7

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.052 -2.2 -0.001 0.50 S-Mar. 2015 -2.8

Other linens(4)(5)

0.166 -0.4 -0.001 0.83 S-Mar. 2015 -0.8

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.773 -0.7 -0.006 0.31 S-Sep. 2014 -0.7

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.268 -0.1 0.000 0.47 S-Feb. 2015 -1.2

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

0.364 -0.7 -0.002 0.50 S-Sep. 2014 -0.7

Other furniture(5)

0.131 -2.2 -0.003 0.61 S-Nov. 2013 -2.8

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

Appliances(5)

0.272 -0.2 -0.001 0.46 S-Mar. 2015 -0.4

Major appliances(5)

0.148 -0.3 0.000 0.67 S-Mar. 2015 -0.6

Laundry equipment(6)

-0.5 0.95 S-Nov. 2014 -3.7

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.120 -0.2 0.000 0.66 S-Mar. 2015 -0.7

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.479 -0.7 -0.003 0.51 S-Dec. 2014 -0.9

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.256 -0.6 -0.002 0.88 S-Mar. 2015 -0.6

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.107 0.6 0.001 0.50 L-Nov. 2014 0.7

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.044 -0.2 0.000 1.23 S-Dec. 2014 -3.6

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.073 0.0 0.000 0.42 L-Mar. 2015 1.1

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.711 0.2 0.001 0.25 L-Oct. 2014 0.6

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.188 -0.1 0.000 0.39 - -

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.369 0.2 0.001 0.32 - -

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.846 -0.1 -0.001 0.26 S-Jan. 2015 -0.4

Household cleaning products(5)

0.335 0.2 0.001 0.45 S-Jan. 2015 -0.7

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.248 -0.5 -0.001 0.43 S-Jan. 2015 -0.6

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.263 -0.3 -0.001 0.41 L-Mar. 2015 0.8

Apparel

3.443 -0.5 -0.016 0.41 S-Dec. 2014 -0.8

Men's and boys' apparel

0.866 0.1 0.001 0.74 L-Mar. 2015 0.5

Men's apparel

0.683 0.0 0.000 0.80 L-Mar. 2015 0.7

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.107 2.2 0.002 2.00 L-Jan. 2013 3.7

Men's furnishings

0.192 -0.5 -0.001 0.89 L-Mar. 2015 4.8

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.200 -1.2 -0.002 1.56 L-Feb. 2015 7.2

Men's pants and shorts

0.176 0.4 0.001 1.57 L-Mar. 2015 0.5

Boys' apparel

0.183 0.2 0.000 1.48 S-Mar. 2015 -0.8

Women's and girls' apparel

1.500 -0.8 -0.011 0.73 S-Dec. 2014 -1.6

Women's apparel

1.267 -0.8 -0.010 0.78 S-Dec. 2014 -1.2

Women's outerwear

0.108 1.4 0.002 2.43 S-Mar. 2015 -3.6

Women's dresses

0.164 -2.9 -0.005 2.38 S-Apr. 2012 -3.8

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.601 -0.5 -0.003 0.97 S-Jan. 2015 -1.2

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

0.384 -1.2 -0.005 0.92 L-Mar. 2015 1.4

Girls' apparel

0.233 -0.4 -0.001 1.83 S-Mar. 2015 -1.7

Footwear

0.729 -0.6 -0.004 0.73 S-Jan. 2015 -0.7

Men's footwear(4)

0.221 0.4 0.001 1.07 S-Mar. 2015 -0.7

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.174 1.9 0.003 1.10 L-Mar. 2015 2.5

Women's footwear

0.334 -2.5 -0.008 1.17 S-Sep. 2007 -2.5

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.136 0.0 0.000 0.98 L-Mar. 2015 1.7

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.212 -0.5 -0.001 0.78 S-Mar. 2015 -0.5

Watches(4)(9)

0.047 -0.4 0.000 0.87 S-Mar. 2015 -0.8

Jewelry(9)

0.165 -0.7 -0.001 0.96 S-Oct. 2014 -1.7

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.762 0.0 0.000 0.09 S-Jan. 2015 -0.1

New vehicles

3.556 0.2 0.006 0.14 L-Mar. 2015 0.2

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

0.2 0.12 L-Mar. 2015 0.2

New cars(6)

0.0 0.14 L-Mar. 2015 0.2

New trucks(14)(6)

0.3 0.13 S-Mar. 2015 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.666 -0.4 -0.007 0.01 S-Dec. 2014 -0.8

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.430 0.2 0.001 0.21 L-Feb. 2015 0.2

Tires(4)

0.281 0.3 0.001 0.29 L-Jan. 2015 0.3

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.149 0.1 0.000 0.27 L-Feb. 2015 0.5

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

0.4 0.24 L-Feb. 2015 0.8

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

-0.9 0.52 S-Jul. 2014 -1.1

Medical care commodities

1.782 0.4 0.007 0.21 L-Feb. 2015 0.7

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.707 0.1 0.001 0.22 - -

Prescription drugs

1.359 0.4 0.005 0.24 L-Feb. 2015 0.6

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.348 0.1 0.000 0.47 S-Mar. 2015 -0.4

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.075 0.4 0.000 0.39 S-Mar. 2015 -0.2

Recreation commodities(12)

1.983 -0.2 -0.004 0.17 - -

Video and audio products(12)

0.284 0.0 0.000 0.35 L-May 2013 0.2

Televisions

0.129 0.1 0.000 0.60 L-May 2013 0.9

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.030 -0.5 0.000 0.78 S-Mar. 2015 -1.0

Audio equipment

0.066 -0.6 0.000 0.55 S-Jan. 2015 -1.0

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

0.043 0.8 0.000 0.62 L-Mar. 2014 0.8

Pets and pet products(4)

0.646 0.3 0.002 0.30 L-Mar. 2015 0.3

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

0.4 0.33 L-Mar. 2015 0.5

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

0.4 0.43 L-Oct. 2014 0.7

Sporting goods(4)

0.401 -1.0 -0.004 0.31 S-May 2014 -1.2

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.184 -0.3 0.000 0.43 S-Mar. 2015 -0.5

Sports equipment

0.211 -2.1 -0.004 0.44 S-EVER -

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.056 -1.4 -0.001 0.96 - -

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

0.0 0.64 L-Feb. 2015 0.5

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

-1.5 1.06 L-Mar. 2015 -1.2

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.219 0.9 0.002 0.48 L-Oct. 2014 1.4

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.122 1.7 0.002 0.68 L-Oct. 2014 1.8

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.095 -0.2 0.000 0.59 S-Dec. 2014 -0.8

Other recreational goods(5)

0.377 -0.8 -0.003 0.48 S-Feb. 2015 -1.4

Toys

0.274 -1.0 -0.003 0.59 S-Feb. 2015 -1.9

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

-0.5 0.68 S-Feb. 2015 -2.8

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

0.051 -0.9 0.000 1.32 S-Jan. 2015 -1.2

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.041 0.5 0.000 0.42 L-Mar. 2015 0.7

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.605 -0.1 0.000 0.30 - -

Educational books and supplies

0.203 0.1 0.000 0.45 S-Mar. 2014 -0.1

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

0.1 0.41 - -

Information technology commodities(12)

0.402 -0.1 -0.001 0.40 L-Dec. 2013 0.3

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.269 -0.3 -0.001 0.49 S-Mar. 2015 -1.0

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.068 1.1 0.001 0.82 L-Nov. 2012 1.6

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

0.065 -0.8 -0.001 0.84 L-Feb. 2015 0.0

Alcoholic beverages

1.009 0.2 0.002 0.16 L-Mar. 2015 0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.591 0.1 0.001 0.23 L-Mar. 2015 0.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.271 0.4 0.001 0.28 L-Nov. 2014 0.4

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.073 0.3 0.000 0.39 L-Nov. 2014 0.4

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

0.0 0.40 S-Feb. 2015 -0.1

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(6)

0.3 0.55 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

Wine at home

0.248 -0.2 -0.001 0.44 L-Mar. 2015 0.3

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.418 0.4 0.002 0.18 L-Nov. 2014 0.5

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

0.1 0.15 S-Jan. 2015 -0.1

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

0.5 0.24 L-Nov. 2014 0.7

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

0.8 0.20 S-Mar. 2015 -0.3

Other goods(12)

1.622 0.1 0.002 0.18 L-Feb. 2015 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.713 0.4 0.003 0.16 L-Mar. 2015 0.4

Cigarettes(5)

0.657 0.4 0.003 0.17 L-Mar. 2015 0.5

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.050 -0.6 0.000 0.53 S-Mar. 2015 -1.1

Personal care products(4)

0.721 -0.2 -0.001 0.31 L-Feb. 2015 -0.1

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

0.371 0.0 0.000 0.46 L-Mar. 2015 0.0

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

0.343 -0.3 -0.001 0.40 S-Mar. 2015 -0.7

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.188 0.4 0.001 0.44 L-Oct. 2013 0.7

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

1.5 0.54 L-Aug. 2012 1.5

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

-0.7 0.51 L-Mar. 2015 0.9

Services less energy services

58.553 0.2 0.132 0.04 S-Mar. 2015 0.2

Shelter

32.865 0.2 0.065 0.06 S-Feb. 2015 0.2

Rent of shelter(16)

32.490 0.2 0.053 0.06 S-Dec. 2014 0.2

Rent of primary residence(11)

7.174 0.3 0.022 0.04 - -

Lodging away from home(5)

0.935 -2.0 -0.019 1.89 S-Oct. 2013 -2.6

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

0.171 0.2 0.000 0.04 - -

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.764 -2.6 -0.019 2.30 S-Oct. 2013 -3.4

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

24.381 0.3 0.061 0.03 - -

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

22.958 0.3 0.058 0.03 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.376 0.0 0.000 0.31 S-Mar. 2015 -0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.229 0.3 0.004 0.13 - -

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.953 0.3 0.003 0.16 S-Mar. 2015 0.3

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.276 0.3 0.001 0.17 L-Feb. 2015 0.4

Household operations(4)(5)

0.854 0.2 0.002 0.14 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.278 0.1 0.000 0.12 L-Jan. 2015 0.3

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.283 -0.1 0.000 0.09 S-Jan. 2015 -0.2

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.120 0.6 0.001 0.59 S-Mar. 2015 -0.2

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.066 0.0 0.000 0.12 - -

Medical care services

5.997 0.2 0.011 0.08 S-Feb. 2015 -0.2

Professional services

3.034 0.1 0.002 0.10 S-Feb. 2015 -0.2

Physicians' services(11)

1.593 0.1 0.001 0.13 S-Feb. 2015 -0.4

Dental services(11)

0.813 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.279 0.6 0.002 0.38 L-Nov. 2014 0.6

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.349 0.2 0.001 0.14 L-Nov. 2014 0.8

Hospital and related services

2.205 0.5 0.011 0.11 S-Mar. 2015 0.5

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.899 0.5 0.010 0.12 S-Feb. 2015 -0.2

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

0.4 0.21 S-Feb. 2015 -0.2

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

0.6 0.20 S-Mar. 2015 0.6

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

0.175 0.3 0.001 0.10 - -

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

0.131 0.7 0.001 0.10 L-Feb. 2014 0.9

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.757 0.1 0.001 0.08 S-Feb. 2015 0.1

Transportation services

5.648 0.7 0.041 0.14 L-May 2014 0.8

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.394 -1.5 -0.006 0.31 S-Dec. 2013 -1.7

Car and truck rental(5)

0.073 2.6 0.002 1.50 L-Jan. 2015 3.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.165 0.3 0.004 0.17 S-Mar. 2015 -0.1

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.057 0.2 0.000 0.14 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.489 0.3 0.002 0.20 S-Mar. 2015 0.0

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.588 0.3 0.002 0.27 S-Mar. 2015 -0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.322 0.2 0.004 0.23 S-Aug. 2014 0.2

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.565 0.0 0.000 0.11 S-Mar. 2015 0.0

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

0.312 0.0 0.000 0.08 S-Dec. 2014 0.0

Parking and other fees(5)

0.235 0.2 0.000 0.18 S-Mar. 2015 0.0

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

0.1 0.24 S-Mar. 2015 0.0

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

-0.1 0.17 S-Dec. 2014 -0.1

Public transportation

1.130 3.4 0.038 0.36 L-Oct. 1999 3.5

Airline fare

0.714 5.7 0.039 0.51 L-Jul. 1999 6.5

Other intercity transportation

0.150 0.4 0.001 0.67 L-Nov. 2014 1.3

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

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

-1.0 1.12 S-Feb. 2015 -4.7

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

-1.2 0.79 S-Feb. 2015 -1.2

Intracity transportation(4)

0.262 0.0 0.000 0.06 S-Mar. 2015 -0.1

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

0.0 0.08 S-Mar. 2015 0.0

Recreation services(12)

3.782 0.3 0.012 0.16 - -

Video and audio services(12)

1.578 -0.2 -0.003 0.13 S-Aug. 2014 -0.5

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.487 -0.3 -0.004 0.13 S-Aug. 2014 -0.5

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

0.091 1.2 0.001 0.90 L-Feb. 2015 1.5

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

1.8 1.27 L-Oct. 2014 2.0

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

0.6 0.29 L-Feb. 2015 0.8

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.402 0.9 0.004 0.11 L-Feb. 2011 0.9

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

0.3 0.12 S-Mar. 2015 -0.1

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

0.9 0.12 L-Sep. 2010 2.3

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.061 -0.3 0.000 0.39 S-Mar. 2015 -0.4

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

0.4 0.14 - -

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

-0.8 0.57 S-Mar. 2015 -1.0

Other recreation services(5)

1.740 0.7 0.011 0.33 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

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

0.600 0.3 0.002 0.45 S-Mar. 2015 -0.3

Admissions(4)

0.656 0.9 0.006 0.55 L-Mar. 2015 1.0

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

0.1 0.52 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

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

1.9 0.66 L-Feb. 2015 1.9

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.209 0.9 0.002 0.18 L-Nov. 2012 1.2

Education and communication services(12)

6.419 -0.1 -0.006 0.07 S-Feb. 2015 -0.1

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.124 0.3 0.008 0.08 S-Feb. 2015 0.2

College tuition and fees

1.846 0.2 0.005 0.12 S-Feb. 2015 0.2

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.374 0.5 0.002 0.07 L-Aug. 2013 0.5

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.736 0.2 0.001 0.11 S-Feb. 2015 0.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.039 0.3 0.000 0.10 L-Nov. 2014 0.3

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.143 0.3 0.000 0.02 - -

Postage(4)

0.129 0.4 0.000 0.00 L-Dec. 2014 0.4

Delivery services(5)

0.014 -0.7 0.000 0.18 S-Mar. 2015 -1.3

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.427 -0.4 -0.009 0.10 S-Mar. 2015 -0.4

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.583 -0.7 -0.011 0.12 S-Mar. 2015 -0.8

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.843 0.2 0.002 0.13 L-Mar. 2015 0.4

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.713 -0.8 -0.006 0.26 S-Feb. 2015 -0.8

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.759 0.2 0.004 0.08 - -

Personal care services(4)

0.633 0.2 0.001 0.11 L-Mar. 2015 0.6

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

0.633 0.2 0.001 0.11 L-Mar. 2015 0.6

Miscellaneous personal services

1.126 0.2 0.002 0.10 L-Mar. 2015 0.3

Legal services(9)

0.316 0.3 0.001 0.15 - -

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.173 0.0 0.000 0.12 S-Dec. 2014 0.0

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.275 0.5 0.001 0.11 L-Aug. 2014 0.6

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

0.034 0.0 0.000 0.17 S-Dec. 2014 -0.2

Financial services(4)(9)

0.233 -0.1 0.000 0.28 S-Feb. 2015 -0.4

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

0.1 0.02 S-Feb. 2015 0.1

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

-0.1 0.39 S-Feb. 2015 -0.8

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.843 0.5 0.444 0.04 L-Feb. 2013 0.7

All items less shelter

67.135 0.6 0.380 0.04 L-Feb. 2013 0.8

All items less food and shelter

52.977 0.7 0.379 0.05 L-Feb. 2013 0.9

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.238 0.1 0.049 0.05 S-Feb. 2015 0.1

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

43.572 0.1 0.056 0.05 S-Feb. 2015 0.1

All items less medical care

92.221 0.5 0.427 0.04 L-Feb. 2013 0.6

All items less energy

92.261 0.1 0.114 0.03 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

Commodities

37.719 0.9 0.346 0.06 L-Feb. 2013 1.1

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.884 -0.1 -0.014 0.10 S-Jan. 2015 -0.1

Commodities less food

23.562 1.5 0.345 0.07 L-Feb. 2013 1.7

Commodities less food and beverages

22.553 1.5 0.343 0.08 L-Feb. 2013 1.8

Services

62.281 0.2 0.095 0.05 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Services less rent of shelter(16)

29.791 0.0 0.009 0.07 S-Mar. 2015 -0.1

Services less medical care services

56.284 0.1 0.044 0.05 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Durables

9.023 -0.1 -0.013 0.08 S-Jan. 2015 -0.2

Nondurables

28.696 1.3 0.356 0.07 L-Feb. 2013 1.4

Nondurables less food

14.539 2.4 0.349 0.11 L-Feb. 2013 2.5

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.530 2.6 0.349 0.11 L-Feb. 2013 2.6

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.087 3.7 0.370 0.08 L-Aug. 2012 3.7

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.096 3.4 0.372 0.07 L-Aug. 2012 3.5

Housing

42.233 0.0 0.017 0.06 S-Apr. 2014 -0.1

Education and communication(5)

7.024 -0.1 -0.007 0.07 S-Feb. 2015 -0.1

Education(5)

3.327 0.2 0.008 0.08 S-Feb. 2015 0.2

Communication(5)

3.697 -0.4 -0.015 0.10 S-Feb. 2015 -0.4

Information and information processing(5)

3.554 -0.4 -0.015 0.10 S-Mar. 2015 -0.4

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.127 -0.6 -0.007 0.23 S-Feb. 2015 -0.6

Recreation(5)

5.765 0.1 0.007 0.12 - -

Video and audio(5)

1.862 -0.2 -0.003 0.14 S-Mar. 2015 -0.2

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.049 0.5 0.005 0.20 L-Sep. 2014 0.6

Photography(5)

0.118 -0.8 -0.001 0.54 S-Mar. 2015 -0.8

Food and beverages

15.166 0.0 0.003 0.07 - -

Domestically produced farm food

6.990 0.0 0.001 0.13 L-Feb. 2015 0.0

Other services

11.960 0.1 0.009 0.07 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.714 -0.4 -0.012 0.48 - -

Fuels and utilities

5.168 -0.7 -0.036 0.21 S-Mar. 2015 -0.9

Household energy

3.940 -1.0 -0.040 0.27 S-Mar. 2015 -1.2

Medical care

7.779 0.2 0.017 0.08 S-Feb. 2015 0.0

Transportation

15.209 2.7 0.412 0.06 L-Aug. 2012 2.7

Private transportation

14.079 2.7 0.374 0.07 L-Feb. 2013 2.8

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.798 -0.1 -0.005 0.10 S-Dec. 2014 -0.2

Utilities and public transportation

10.000 -0.1 -0.007 0.13 L-Feb. 2015 0.0

Household furnishings and operations

4.199 -0.3 -0.012 0.13 S-Dec. 2014 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.381 0.3 0.011 0.09 L-Jan. 2015 0.4

Personal care

2.668 0.3 0.008 0.11 L-Jan. 2015 0.6

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, May 2015, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Apr.
2015
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
May 2014-
May 2015
Unadjusted effect on All Items
May 2014-
May 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-Feb. 2015 0.0

Food

14.157 1.6 0.220 0.13 S-Feb. 2014 1.4

Food at home

8.323 0.6 0.052 0.18 S-Jan. 2014 0.5

Cereals and bakery products

1.141 0.8 0.009 0.40 S-Dec. 2014 0.5

Cereals and cereal products

0.375 0.8 0.003 0.67 S-Mar. 2015 0.3

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -0.4 0.000 0.84 L-Jan. 2015 0.1

Breakfast cereal

0.195 1.1 0.002 1.05 L-Dec. 2014 1.3

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.131 0.9 0.001 1.01 S-Jan. 2015 0.6

Rice(4)(5)

-3.1 1.28 S-Mar. 2010 -5.1

Bakery products

0.765 0.8 0.006 0.49 L-Mar. 2015 1.6

Bread(4)

0.227 1.0 0.002 0.84 L-Mar. 2015 2.0

White bread(5)

1.9 1.17 L-Nov. 2013 1.9

Bread other than white(5)

-0.7 1.26 - -

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.115 1.7 0.002 1.13 S-Nov. 2014 1.7

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.186 1.1 0.002 1.20 L-Mar. 2015 1.8

Cookies(5)

0.8 1.51 L-Mar. 2015 1.6

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

1.3 1.71 L-Mar. 2015 2.4

Other bakery products

0.237 0.1 0.000 1.03 S-Feb. 2015 0.1

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

0.8 1.50 S-Feb. 2015 -1.7

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

-0.9 1.50 S-Sep. 2013 -1.0

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

-1.1 1.38 S-Mar. 2015 -2.5

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.983 2.1 0.040 0.38 S-Jul. 2013 2.0

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.858 2.0 0.037 0.40 S-Jul. 2013 1.7

Meats

1.206 3.3 0.038 0.51 S-Jan. 2014 2.5

Beef and veal

0.585 10.1 0.053 0.70 S-Mar. 2014 7.4

Uncooked ground beef

0.238 10.0 0.021 0.99 S-Apr. 2014 10.0

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.084 10.6 0.008 1.52 L-Mar. 2015 12.8

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.210 10.0 0.019 1.31 L-Mar. 2015 11.6

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.052 9.7 0.004 1.35 S-Mar. 2014 7.9

Pork

0.348 -6.8 -0.025 0.81 S-Dec. 2009 -7.8

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.134 -11.8 -0.017 1.18 S-EVER -

Bacon and related products(5)

-17.4 1.27 S-Sep. 1988 -19.5

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

-3.3 1.72 S-Dec. 2012 -4.1

Ham

0.072 1.1 0.001 1.93 S-Aug. 2013 1.1

Ham, excluding canned(5)

0.7 1.91 S-May 2013 0.0

Pork chops

0.059 -6.8 -0.004 1.66 S-Dec. 2009 -8.0

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.084 -4.9 -0.004 1.74 S-Apr. 2013 -5.3

Other meats

0.273 4.1 0.010 0.88 S-Jun. 2014 3.9

Frankfurters(5)

4.4 2.45 S-Aug. 2014 4.3

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

4.1 1.08 S-Jun. 2014 4.0

Lamb and organ meats(5)

1.3 2.53 S-Jun. 2014 -3.4

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

-3.1 4.22 S-Aug. 2014 -4.5

Poultry

0.362 0.1 0.000 0.83 S-Oct. 2014 -0.1

Chicken(4)

0.293 -0.1 0.000 0.94 S-Aug. 2010 -1.1

Fresh whole chicken(5)

-1.1 1.98 S-Aug. 2010 -2.2

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

-0.1 1.18 S-Oct. 2014 -1.1

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.068 1.2 0.001 1.61 S-Mar. 2015 0.0

Fish and seafood

0.290 -0.8 -0.002 0.84 S-Mar. 2010 -1.2

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.149 -0.7 -0.001 1.49 S-Dec. 2012 -1.5

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.141 -0.9 -0.001 0.95 S-Aug. 2010 -2.0

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

0.4 1.25 S-Jan. 2015 0.2

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

-1.7 1.70 S-Jun. 2013 -1.7

Eggs

0.125 3.1 0.004 1.09 L-Mar. 2015 5.3

Dairy and related products

0.864 -2.0 -0.017 0.42 S-Feb. 2010 -2.8

Milk(4)

0.262 -6.8 -0.019 0.64 S-Jan. 2010 -6.9

Fresh whole milk(5)

-7.4 1.04 S-Jan. 2010 -8.6

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

-5.7 0.89 S-Dec. 2009 -8.4

Cheese and related products

0.277 -1.3 -0.004 0.81 S-Mar. 2013 -1.3

Ice cream and related products

0.124 1.2 0.001 1.18 S-Oct. 2014 1.0

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.202 2.1 0.004 0.81 S-Sep. 2014 2.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.335 -1.9 -0.026 0.60 S-Mar. 2012 -3.9

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.030 -2.7 -0.029 0.73 S-Sep. 2012 -2.9

Fresh fruits

0.553 -5.7 -0.034 1.01 S-Oct. 2009 -7.2

Apples

0.082 -9.0 -0.008 2.01 S-Dec. 2009 -9.9

Bananas

0.087 0.1 0.000 0.98 L-Nov. 2014 1.0

Citrus fruits(4)

0.147 -8.0 -0.013 2.67 L-Mar. 2015 -6.4

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

-4.8 2.41 L-Mar. 2015 -4.3

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.237 -4.8 -0.012 1.57 - -

Fresh vegetables

0.476 1.0 0.005 0.92 S-Nov. 2014 0.4

Potatoes

0.078 0.2 0.000 1.93 L-Jul. 2014 1.3

Lettuce

0.067 5.6 0.004 2.31 L-Mar. 2015 8.5

Tomatoes

0.087 2.0 0.002 1.99 S-Feb. 2015 1.1

Other fresh vegetables

0.244 -0.3 -0.001 1.33 S-Nov. 2014 -2.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.305 1.0 0.003 0.64 S-Mar. 2015 -0.7

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.159 0.0 0.000 1.05 S-Mar. 2015 -1.6

Canned fruits(4)(5)

2.2 1.33 L-Feb. 2015 2.2

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

-1.5 1.44 S-Mar. 2015 -2.6

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.088 2.0 0.002 1.18 L-Sep. 2012 3.0

Frozen vegetables(5)

1.5 1.47 L-Sep. 2012 2.6

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.058 2.7 0.002 1.17 S-Mar. 2015 -0.4

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

4.3 2.10 S-Mar. 2015 3.8

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.956 1.3 0.012 0.45 S-Mar. 2015 1.2

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.697 1.2 0.008 0.53 S-Mar. 2015 0.6

Carbonated drinks

0.285 0.2 0.000 0.84 L-Feb. 2015 0.9

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 2.6 0.000 1.20 L-Feb. 2015 3.1

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.398 1.9 0.007 0.83 S-Mar. 2015 1.3

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.259 1.6 0.004 0.78 S-Oct. 2014 1.3

Coffee

0.161 4.2 0.006 1.06 S-Dec. 2014 3.6

Roasted coffee(5)

4.9 1.22 S-Dec. 2014 4.2

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

1.9 1.65 L-Feb. 2015 5.2

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.097 -2.5 -0.002 0.88 S-EVER -

Other food at home

2.045 1.7 0.033 0.34 - -

Sugar and sweets

0.302 4.1 0.012 0.76 L-Jul. 2012 4.4

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 5.7 0.003 1.02 S-Mar. 2015 3.0

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.185 5.0 0.009 1.19 L-Jul. 2012 5.2

Other sweets(4)

0.060 -0.2 0.000 0.96 L-Jan. 2015 0.1

Fats and oils

0.241 -1.0 -0.002 0.66 S-Mar. 2015 -1.2

Butter and margarine(4)

0.073 0.1 0.000 1.16 S-Dec. 2013 -0.6

Butter(5)

2.6 1.61 S-Jan. 2014 1.5

Margarine(5)

-1.1 1.36 S-Mar. 2015 -2.9

Salad dressing(4)

0.062 0.6 0.000 1.06 L-Jul. 2012 2.4

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.107 -2.6 -0.003 1.06 S-Mar. 2015 -2.9

Peanut butter(4)(5)

-3.2 1.50 L-Mar. 2013 -1.7

Other foods

1.502 1.6 0.024 0.40 S-Feb. 2015 1.5

Soups

0.099 -1.1 -0.001 1.38 S-Jan. 2015 -1.6

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.281 2.2 0.006 0.91 L-Jan. 2015 2.3

Snacks

0.331 2.1 0.007 1.07 S-Jan. 2015 1.0

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.298 2.1 0.006 0.90 S-Mar. 2015 1.6

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

3.6 1.35 S-Mar. 2015 2.8

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

3.1 2.00 L-Sep. 2014 4.8

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

0.9 1.34 S-Nov. 2014 0.4

Other condiments(5)

-1.1 1.74 S-Nov. 2014 -1.7

Baby food(4)

0.054 0.0 0.000 0.77 L-Mar. 2015 0.6

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.439 1.4 0.006 0.70 L-Dec. 2014 1.6

Prepared salads(6)(5)

3.0 1.20 S-Mar. 2015 3.0

Food away from home

5.834 3.0 0.168 0.17 L-Feb. 2015 3.1

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.820 2.7 0.073 0.23 S-Mar. 2015 2.7

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.416 3.4 0.079 0.29 L-Feb. 2015 3.5

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.211 2.0 0.004 0.64 - -

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

2.3 0.41 S-Jan. 2015 2.3

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.064 3.0 0.002 1.22 L-Apr. 2013 3.0

Other food away from home(4)

0.322 3.1 0.010 0.44 L-Jun. 2014 3.1

Energy

7.739 -16.3 -1.574 0.17 L-Dec. 2014 -10.6

Energy commodities

4.011 -24.8 -1.447 0.19 L-Dec. 2014 -20.5

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.212 -21.5 -0.057 0.81 L-Mar. 2015 -21.4

Fuel oil

0.123 -27.6 -0.047 0.82 L-Mar. 2015 -24.9

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.089 -10.6 -0.010 1.48 S-Mar. 2015 -15.6

Motor fuel

3.799 -25.0 -1.390 0.20 L-Dec. 2014 -20.8

Gasoline (all types)

3.737 -25.0 -1.367 0.20 L-Dec. 2014 -21.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

-25.6 0.46 L-Dec. 2014 -21.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

-24.0 0.52 L-Dec. 2014 -19.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

-21.5 0.38 L-Dec. 2014 -18.3

Other motor fuels(4)

0.062 -26.6 -0.023 0.26 L-Jan. 2015 -24.2

Energy services(10)

3.727 -3.3 -0.126 0.30 S-Sep. 2012 -3.8

Electricity(10)

2.945 0.5 0.014 0.38 S-Jan. 2013 0.5

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.783 -15.4 -0.140 0.49 L-Mar. 2015 -14.4

All items less food and energy

78.104 1.7 1.314 0.10 S-Feb. 2015 1.7

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.550 -0.3 -0.058 0.24 S-Feb. 2015 -0.5

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.345 -1.0 -0.035 0.30 S-Mar. 2015 -1.6

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.265 -4.1 -0.011 1.12 S-Mar. 2015 -4.4

Floor coverings(4)

0.047 0.8 0.000 1.00 S-Dec. 2014 0.8

Window coverings(4)

0.052 -6.6 -0.004 1.32 S-Dec. 2010 -8.2

Other linens(4)

0.166 -4.7 -0.008 1.68 S-Mar. 2015 -5.2

Furniture and bedding

0.773 -0.8 -0.006 0.70 S-Feb. 2015 -1.5

Bedroom furniture

0.268 -1.7 -0.005 1.13 - -

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

0.364 -0.2 -0.001 1.16 S-Feb. 2015 -0.5

Other furniture(4)

0.131 -0.8 -0.001 1.75 S-Oct. 2014 -1.0

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

Appliances(4)

0.272 -2.7 -0.008 0.92 L-Oct. 2013 -2.5

Major appliances(4)

0.148 -4.8 -0.007 1.24 L-Feb. 2014 -3.6

Laundry equipment(5)

-5.0 1.34 L-Sep. 2013 -3.5

Other appliances(4)

0.120 -0.1 0.000 1.22 L-Jul. 2011 0.3

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.479 -2.2 -0.011 0.97 S-Mar. 2015 -2.9

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.256 -4.3 -0.011 1.78 S-Jan. 2015 -4.3

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.107 1.0 0.001 1.42 S-Mar. 2015 0.4

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.044 3.8 0.002 2.60 L-EVER -

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.073 -2.5 -0.002 1.20 L-Mar. 2014 -2.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.711 0.6 0.004 0.69 L-Sep. 2013 1.4

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.188 1.2 0.002 1.14 L-Oct. 2013 1.3

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.369 0.2 0.001 0.82 L-Sep. 2013 1.3

Housekeeping supplies

0.846 -0.3 -0.003 0.45 - -

Household cleaning products(4)

0.335 0.5 0.002 0.73 L-Aug. 2012 1.3

Household paper products(4)

0.248 -1.2 -0.003 0.95 S-Dec. 2003 -1.8

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.263 -0.5 -0.001 0.87 S-Feb. 2015 -0.5

Apparel

3.443 -1.5 -0.050 1.10 S-Dec. 2014 -2.0

Men's and boys' apparel

0.866 -0.8 -0.007 1.58 L-Mar. 2015 0.6

Men's apparel

0.683 -0.5 -0.003 1.68 L-Mar. 2015 1.1

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.107 -3.9 -0.004 4.45 L-Mar. 2015 -3.4

Men's furnishings

0.192 0.6 0.001 1.95 S-Feb. 2015 -3.3

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.200 -2.9 -0.006 3.27 S-Jan. 2015 -5.4

Men's pants and shorts

0.176 3.5 0.006 2.93 L-Mar. 2015 5.7

Boys' apparel

0.183 -2.0 -0.004 3.15 S-Dec. 2014 -2.7

Women's and girls' apparel

1.500 -3.4 -0.050 2.28 S-Dec. 2014 -3.6

Women's apparel

1.267 -3.2 -0.041 2.36 S-Feb. 2015 -3.2

Women's outerwear

0.108 -1.8 -0.002 6.49 S-Mar. 2015 -3.5

Women's dresses

0.164 -1.1 -0.002 11.82 S-Feb. 2015 -2.2

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.601 -3.6 -0.022 2.53 S-Mar. 2015 -5.2

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

0.384 -3.8 -0.015 2.23 S-Jan. 2008 -3.8

Girls' apparel

0.233 -4.2 -0.010 5.34 S-Jan. 2014 -8.8

Footwear

0.729 1.8 0.013 1.58 S-Aug. 2014 1.2

Men's footwear

0.221 2.4 0.005 2.42 L-Jul. 2014 2.4

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.174 6.9 0.011 2.48 S-Feb. 2015 5.8

Women's footwear

0.334 -1.1 -0.004 2.86 S-Aug. 2014 -2.0

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.136 -0.4 -0.001 2.06 S-Feb. 2015 -0.7

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.212 -2.5 -0.005 1.91 S-Mar. 2015 -2.7

Watches(8)

0.047 1.8 0.001 2.38 L-Jan. 2015 2.3

Jewelry(8)

0.165 -3.6 -0.006 2.38 S-Jan. 2015 -4.1

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.762 0.4 0.021 0.23 L-Jan. 2014 0.4

New vehicles

3.556 0.8 0.028 0.34 - -

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

0.8 0.32 - -

New cars(5)

0.1 0.35 - -

New trucks(13)(5)

1.5 0.35 L-Mar. 2015 1.5

Used cars and trucks

1.666 -0.5 -0.008 0.12 - -

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.430 -0.3 -0.001 0.42 L-Feb. 2015 0.0

Tires

0.281 -1.4 -0.004 0.58 L-Feb. 2015 -1.0

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.149 1.9 0.003 0.51 L-Oct. 2013 2.1

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

2.1 0.66 L-Nov. 2013 2.1

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

1.4 0.81 S-Mar. 2015 1.4

Medical care commodities

1.782 3.9 0.066 0.64 S-Feb. 2015 3.9

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.707 4.1 0.066 0.66 S-Feb. 2015 4.1

Prescription drugs

1.359 5.3 0.068 0.82 S-Feb. 2015 5.2

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.348 -0.7 -0.002 0.81 S-Jan. 2015 -1.1

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.075 -0.1 0.000 1.18 L-Feb. 2015 0.0

Recreation commodities(11)

1.983 -3.0 -0.062 0.45 L-Mar. 2015 -2.8

Video and audio products(11)

0.284 -9.6 -0.030 0.71 L-Oct. 2014 -8.2

Televisions

0.129 -14.5 -0.022 1.27 L-Oct. 2014 -14.1

Other video equipment(4)

0.030 -5.5 -0.002 2.04 S-Mar. 2014 -5.7

Audio equipment

0.066 -7.1 -0.005 1.54 S-Mar. 2015 -7.3

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.043 -3.5 -0.002 1.31 L-Feb. 2015 -2.3

Pets and pet products

0.646 -0.4 -0.002 0.75 S-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Pet food(4)(5)

-0.4 0.73 S-Feb. 2015 -0.5

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

0.1 1.57 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

Sporting goods

0.401 -2.0 -0.008 0.98 L-Feb. 2015 -1.9

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.184 1.3 0.002 1.25 L-Jul. 2013 1.9

Sports equipment

0.211 -4.8 -0.010 1.25 S-Nov. 2011 -5.8

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.056 -8.4 -0.005 2.13 S-Feb. 2011 -9.9

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

1.9 3.72 L-Mar. 2015 3.3

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

-10.4 2.32 S-Mar. 2014 -10.4

Recreational reading materials

0.219 0.8 0.002 1.23 L-Mar. 2015 1.4

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.122 2.0 0.002 1.55 L-Mar. 2015 3.2

Recreational books(4)

0.095 -0.8 -0.001 1.76 L-Mar. 2015 -0.8

Other recreational goods(4)

0.377 -4.5 -0.018 1.31 S-Mar. 2015 -5.6

Toys

0.274 -5.3 -0.015 1.52 S-Mar. 2015 -6.9

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

-3.1 1.31 L-Jan. 2015 -2.4

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.051 -3.5 -0.002 3.78 S-Dec. 2013 -4.4

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.041 0.2 0.000 1.24 L-Jan. 2015 1.1

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.605 -4.0 -0.025 0.87 L-Feb. 2015 -4.0

Educational books and supplies

0.203 5.8 0.011 1.22 S-Feb. 2015 5.8

College textbooks(14)(5)

6.2 1.32 S-Dec. 2014 5.0

Information technology commodities(11)

0.402 -8.3 -0.036 1.09 L-Feb. 2015 -8.2

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.269 -9.5 -0.028 1.27 L-Nov. 2014 -8.0

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.068 1.8 0.001 1.91 L-EVER -

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

0.065 -12.8 -0.009 3.25 L-Mar. 2015 -12.2

Alcoholic beverages

1.009 1.2 0.012 0.31 L-Mar. 2015 1.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.591 0.3 0.002 0.46 - -

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.271 0.4 0.001 0.51 L-Dec. 2014 0.7

Distilled spirits at home

0.073 0.4 0.000 0.63 S-Jul. 2014 0.3

Whiskey at home(5)

1.5 1.12 S-Mar. 2015 0.6

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

0.8 1.00 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

Wine at home

0.248 0.2 0.000 0.86 S-Jan. 2015 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.418 2.5 0.010 0.42 L-Feb. 2015 2.5

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

2.4 0.55 S-Feb. 2015 2.0

Wine away from home(4)(5)

2.4 0.80 L-Feb. 2015 2.5

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

3.7 0.61 L-Jun. 2012 3.8

Other goods(11)

1.622 0.9 0.014 0.40 L-Mar. 2015 1.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.713 2.5 0.017 0.44 L-Mar. 2015 2.6

Cigarettes(4)

0.657 2.5 0.016 0.46 L-Mar. 2015 2.7

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.050 1.8 0.001 1.26 S-Mar. 2015 1.6

Personal care products

0.721 0.2 0.001 0.79 L-Mar. 2015 0.5

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

0.371 1.9 0.007 1.10 L-Sep. 2012 2.0

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.343 -1.7 -0.006 1.18 S-Oct. 2013 -1.7

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.188 -2.2 -0.004 1.06 L-Mar. 2015 -1.9

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

-1.9 1.13 L-Feb. 2015 -0.5

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

-1.8 1.47 S-Nov. 2014 -2.3

Services less energy services

58.553 2.4 1.372 0.11 S-Mar. 2015 2.4

Shelter

32.865 2.9 0.920 0.16 S-Jan. 2015 2.9

Rent of shelter(15)

32.490 2.9 0.908 0.16 S-Mar. 2015 2.9

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.174 3.5 0.240 0.17 - -

Lodging away from home(4)

0.935 1.0 0.009 2.00 S-Oct. 2013 -1.8

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

0.171 2.6 0.004 0.26 - -

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.764 0.6 0.005 2.41 S-Dec. 2013 0.6

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

24.381 2.8 0.660 0.16 - -

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

22.958 2.8 0.620 0.16 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.376 3.2 0.012 0.95 S-Feb. 2014 2.5

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.229 4.6 0.054 0.47 L-Feb. 2015 4.6

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.953 5.6 0.050 0.55 L-Dec. 2014 5.6

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.276 1.4 0.004 0.61 L-Mar. 2015 1.4

Household operations(4)

0.854 3.7 0.030 0.38 S-Jan. 2015 3.0

Domestic services(4)

0.278 1.3 0.004 0.42 S-Mar. 2015 1.2

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.283 5.4 0.014 0.58 S-Dec. 2014 4.4

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.120 5.4 0.006 1.30 L-Oct. 2005 7.0

Repair of household items(4)

0.066 3.7 0.002 0.70 S-Nov. 2014 3.0

Medical care services

5.997 2.5 0.148 0.24 S-Mar. 2015 1.9

Professional services

3.034 1.6 0.047 0.30 S-Feb. 2015 1.5

Physicians' services(10)

1.593 1.6 0.025 0.46 S-Feb. 2015 1.2

Dental services(10)

0.813 2.4 0.019 0.54 S-Mar. 2015 2.3

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.279 -0.4 -0.001 0.74 S-Jun. 2013 -0.7

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.349 1.2 0.004 0.56 S-Mar. 2015 1.2

Hospital and related services

2.205 4.5 0.095 0.41 L-Dec. 2014 4.5

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.899 4.9 0.089 0.46 L-Dec. 2014 4.9

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

4.3 0.91 - -

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

5.3 0.63 L-Jul. 2014 5.6

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

0.175 3.2 0.005 0.44 L-Jan. 2015 3.4

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.131 0.7 0.001 0.74 L-Jan. 2015 1.8

Health insurance(7)

0.757 0.8 0.006 0.25 L-Dec. 2013 0.9

Transportation services

5.648 1.5 0.085 0.31 S-Sep. 2014 1.4

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.394 -1.1 -0.004 1.26 S-Nov. 2014 -2.3

Car and truck rental(4)

0.073 1.0 0.001 2.42 L-Jan. 2015 1.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.165 2.2 0.025 0.33 L-Mar. 2012 2.3

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 0.8 0.000 0.68 L-Jan. 2015 1.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.489 2.1 0.010 0.44 L-Dec. 2014 2.2

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.588 2.4 0.014 0.53 S-Mar. 2015 2.4

Motor vehicle insurance

2.322 5.1 0.112 0.59 S-Jan. 2015 5.0

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.565 0.5 0.003 0.45 S-Mar. 2015 0.5

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

0.312 -0.6 -0.002 0.66 L-Aug. 2014 0.6

Parking and other fees(4)

0.235 2.0 0.005 0.47 S-Jan. 2015 1.7

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

2.3 0.63 S-Jan. 2015 2.3

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

1.4 0.75 L-Apr. 2013 1.4

Public transportation

1.130 -4.1 -0.051 0.75 L-Mar. 2015 -3.3

Airline fare

0.714 -6.6 -0.054 0.98 L-Mar. 2015 -5.0

Other intercity transportation

0.150 -2.0 -0.003 1.86 L-Jan. 2015 -1.6

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

-1.2 1.59 S-Sep. 2014 -3.0

Ship fare(4)(5)

-4.3 2.34 S-Sep. 2014 -5.2

Intracity transportation

0.262 2.6 0.007 0.22 L-Feb. 2014 3.4

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

2.6 0.59 - -

Recreation services(11)

3.782 1.9 0.070 0.52 L-Jul. 2014 2.3

Video and audio services(11)

1.578 1.1 0.017 0.39 S-Jun. 2011 1.0

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.487 1.2 0.018 0.40 S-Jun. 2011 1.0

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

0.091 -1.5 -0.001 1.79 L-Feb. 2015 -0.3

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

-5.4 2.46 L-Feb. 2015 -3.0

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

3.8 0.99 L-Aug. 2012 5.3

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.402 3.4 0.013 0.44 L-Jun. 2014 3.4

Pet services(4)(5)

2.1 1.08 L-Feb. 2015 2.2

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

3.8 0.58 L-Jun. 2014 3.8

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.061 0.5 0.000 1.18 S-May 2013 0.5

Photographer fees(4)(5)

0.7 0.77 L-Jan. 2015 1.1

Film processing(4)(5)

0.6 1.23 S-Nov. 2013 0.4

Other recreation services(4)

1.740 2.3 0.040 1.03 L-Jul. 2014 2.4

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

0.600 -0.2 -0.001 1.34 - -

Admissions

0.656 4.5 0.028 1.31 L-Aug. 2008 4.7

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

2.6 0.98 L-May 2014 2.6

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

9.1 1.47 L-Apr. 2007 9.8

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.209 1.8 0.004 0.60 L-Mar. 2015 1.8

Education and communication services(11)

6.419 0.5 0.033 0.19 S-EVER -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.124 3.6 0.109 0.31 S-Mar. 2015 3.5

College tuition and fees

1.846 3.4 0.060 0.45 - -

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.374 4.1 0.015 0.42 L-Jul. 2014 4.1

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.736 4.2 0.029 0.52 - -

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.039 1.5 0.001 0.48 - -

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.143 -0.1 0.000 0.35 S-Mar. 2015 -0.1

Postage

0.129 0.0 0.000 0.38 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.014 -0.6 0.000 0.53 S-Mar. 2015 -0.9

Telephone services(4)

2.427 -3.0 -0.075 0.30 S-Mar. 2004 -3.0

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.583 -5.5 -0.091 0.39 S-Dec. 2001 -5.5

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.843 1.9 0.016 0.42 S-Feb. 2015 1.7

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.713 -0.1 0.000 0.75 S-Mar. 2014 -0.4

Other personal services(11)

1.759 1.9 0.032 0.29 L-Jan. 2015 2.1

Personal care services

0.633 1.3 0.008 0.43 - -

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.633 1.3 0.008 0.43 - -

Miscellaneous personal services

1.126 2.2 0.024 0.40 L-Jan. 2015 2.5

Legal services(8)

0.316 1.3 0.004 0.66 L-Dec. 2014 1.4

Funeral expenses(8)

0.173 1.6 0.003 0.63 S-Mar. 2015 1.5

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.275 2.0 0.005 0.42 L-Jan. 2015 2.2

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.034 1.9 0.001 0.68 - -

Financial services(8)

0.233 4.0 0.009 1.01 S-Feb. 2015 3.9

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

2.3 0.60 L-May 2014 4.2

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

5.0 1.40 S-Oct. 2014 5.0

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.843 -0.3 -0.260 0.09 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

All items less shelter

67.135 -1.4 -0.960 0.10 L-Feb. 2015 -1.4

All items less food and shelter

52.977 -2.2 -1.180 0.12 L-Dec. 2014 -1.2

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.238 0.9 0.394 0.13 S-Mar. 2015 0.9

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

43.572 0.9 0.402 0.14 S-Feb. 2015 0.9

All items less medical care

92.221 -0.3 -0.254 0.08 L-Mar. 2015 -0.3

All items less energy

92.261 1.7 1.534 0.08 S-Mar. 2014 1.7

Commodities

37.719 -3.3 -1.286 0.13 L-Dec. 2014 -2.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.884 -0.3 -0.050 0.27 S-Feb. 2015 -0.3

Commodities less food

23.562 -6.0 -1.505 0.19 L-Dec. 2014 -5.0

Commodities less food and beverages

22.553 -6.2 -1.518 0.20 L-Dec. 2014 -5.2

Services

62.281 2.0 1.245 0.10 S-Aug. 2012 2.0

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.791 1.1 0.337 0.12 S-Sep. 2009 0.9

Services less medical care services

56.284 2.0 1.098 0.11 S-Oct. 2012 2.0

Durables

9.023 -0.8 -0.072 0.19 L-Dec. 2013 -0.8

Nondurables

28.696 -4.0 -1.213 0.16 L-Dec. 2014 -2.0

Nondurables less food

14.539 -8.8 -1.433 0.26 L-Dec. 2014 -6.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.530 -9.5 -1.445 0.28 L-Dec. 2014 -7.3

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.087 -11.8 -1.395 0.17 L-Dec. 2014 -8.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.096 -10.8 -1.383 0.15 L-Dec. 2014 -8.0

Housing

42.233 1.9 0.786 0.13 S-Mar. 2015 1.9

Education and communication(4)

7.024 0.1 0.008 0.20 S-EVER -

Education(4)

3.327 3.8 0.120 0.30 - -

Communication(4)

3.697 -3.0 -0.112 0.25 S-Feb. 2005 -3.1

Information and information processing(4)

3.554 -3.1 -0.112 0.26 S-Feb. 2005 -3.3

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.127 -3.2 -0.037 0.66 S-Jul. 2013 -3.6

Recreation(4)

5.765 0.1 0.009 0.35 L-Mar. 2015 0.1

Video and audio(4)

1.862 -0.7 -0.013 0.36 S-Jun. 2011 -1.4

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.049 1.1 0.011 0.48 L-Mar. 2015 1.6

Photography(4)

0.118 -4.0 -0.005 1.30 S-Oct. 2007 -4.5

Food and beverages

15.166 1.6 0.232 0.12 S-Feb. 2014 1.4

Domestically produced farm food

6.990 0.6 0.042 0.20 S-Jan. 2014 0.5

Other services

11.960 1.1 0.135 0.20 S-EVER -

Apparel less footwear

2.714 -2.3 -0.063 1.32 S-Jan. 2015 -2.4

Fuels and utilities

5.168 -2.4 -0.129 0.23 S-Dec. 2009 -3.0

Household energy

3.940 -4.5 -0.183 0.29 S-Dec. 2009 -4.9

Medical care

7.779 2.8 0.214 0.24 S-Mar. 2015 2.5

Transportation

15.209 -7.6 -1.285 0.16 L-Dec. 2014 -6.2

Private transportation

14.079 -7.9 -1.234 0.16 L-Dec. 2014 -6.4

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.798 0.3 0.019 0.25 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Utilities and public transportation

10.000 -1.8 -0.180 0.17 S-Oct. 2009 -2.4

Household furnishings and operations

4.199 -0.1 -0.005 0.25 S-Mar. 2015 -0.6

Other goods and services

3.381 1.4 0.046 0.25 L-Mar. 2015 1.4

Personal care

2.668 1.1 0.029 0.31 L-Mar. 2015 1.1

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: June 18, 2015
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