Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release

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 8:30 a.m. (EDT) Wednesday, August 19, 2015     USDL-15-1591

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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – JULY 2015

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent
 in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
 reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 0.2 percent
 before seasonal adjustment.

 The indexes for food, energy, and all items less food and energy all rose
 slightly in July. The food index rose 0.2 percent as all six major grocery
 store food group indexes increased. The energy index rose 0.1 percent as an
 increase in the gasoline index more than offset declines in other energy
 component indexes.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy also rose 0.1 percent in July.
 A 0.4-percent advance in the shelter index was the main contributor to the
 increase, though the indexes for medical care and apparel also rose. In
 contrast, the index for airline fares fell sharply, and the indexes for used
 cars and trucks, household furnishings and operations, and new vehicles all
 declined.  

 The all items index increased 0.2 percent for the 12 months ending July. The
 12-month change has been rising since April. The index for all items less food
 and energy increased 1.8 percent for the 12 months ending July; this was the
 fourth time in 5 months the 12-month change was 1.8 percent. The food index
 increased 1.6 percent over the last 12 months. The energy index, however,
 continues to show a 12-month decline, falling 14.8 percent over the past year.



 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May   June  July   ended 
                              2015  2015  2015  2015  2015  2015  2015   July  
                                                                         2015  
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................   -.7    .2    .2    .1    .4    .3    .1       .2
  Food......................    .0    .2   -.2    .0    .0    .3    .2      1.6
   Food at home.............   -.2    .1   -.5   -.2   -.2    .4    .3       .9
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .3    .2    .2    .2    .2    .0      2.7
  Energy....................  -9.7   1.0   1.1  -1.3   4.3   1.7    .1    -14.8
   Energy commodities....... -18.0   2.1   3.8  -1.9   9.6   3.1    .7    -22.4
    Gasoline (all types).... -18.7   2.4   3.9  -1.7  10.4   3.4    .9    -22.3
    Fuel oil (1)............  -9.9   1.9   5.9  -8.4    .7  -1.9  -3.4    -29.7
   Energy services..........   -.1   -.2  -1.5   -.5  -1.0    .2   -.6     -3.7
    Electricity.............    .9    .3  -1.1    .0  -1.2    .2   -.4      -.7
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -3.4  -2.0  -2.7  -2.6    .0    .3  -1.4    -14.2
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .2    .2    .3    .1    .2    .1      1.8
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....   -.1    .2    .3    .1   -.1   -.1   -.1      -.5
    New vehicles............   -.1    .2    .2    .1    .2    .1   -.2       .7
    Used cars and trucks....   -.1   1.0   1.2    .6   -.4   -.4   -.6     -1.1
    Apparel.................    .3    .3    .5   -.3   -.5   -.1    .3     -1.6
    Medical care commodities   -.3    .7    .1    .1    .4    .0    .1      3.1
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .3    .1    .2    .3    .2    .3    .2      2.6
    Shelter.................    .3    .2    .3    .3    .2    .3    .4      3.1
    Transportation services     .4    .3    .0    .1    .7    .4   -.2      2.1
    Medical care services...    .1   -.2    .4    .9    .2   -.2    .1      2.3

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.



 Consumer Price Index Data for July 2015

 Food

 The food index, which rose 0.3 percent in June, increased 0.2 percent in July.
 The food at home index increased 0.3 percent, with all six major grocery store
 food group indexes rising modestly. The index for dairy and related products
 posted the largest increase, rising 0.8 percent and ending a series of six
 consecutive declines. The index for nonalcoholic beverages rose 0.4 percent,
 and the fruits and vegetables index rose 0.3 percent after declining in June.
 The index for fresh fruits rose 1.1 percent, while the fresh vegetables index
 declined 0.8 percent. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs advanced
 0.2 percent as the beef index declined but the index for eggs rose 3.3 percent.
 The indexes for cereals and bakery products and for other food at home also
 rose 0.2 percent. The food at home index has risen 0.9 percent over the past 12
 months. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs has increased 3.1 percent,
 with the eggs index increasing 24.9 percent and the beef index up 10.0 percent.
 In contrast, the indexes for fruits and vegetables and for dairy and related
 products have declined over the past 12 months. The index for food away from
 home was unchanged in July. It has risen 2.7 percent over the past 12 months.
 
 Energy

 The energy index edged up 0.1 percent in July after a 1.7 percent increase in
 June. The gasoline index increased for the third consecutive month, rising 0.9
 percent. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices declined 0.2 percent in
 July.) The other major energy component indexes declined in July. The index for
 natural gas fell 1.4 percent after rising in June. The electricity index fell
 0.4 percent, its third decline in the last 5 months. The fuel oil index
 decreased 3.4 percent following a 1.9-percent decline in June. All major energy
 components have declined over the past 12 months. The fuel oil index has posted
 the largest decline, falling 29.7 percent, and the gasoline index has decreased
 22.3 percent. The index for natural gas has fallen 14.2 percent and the
 electricity index has declined 0.7 percent.
  
 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in July
 following a 0.2-percent increase in June. The shelter index rose 0.4 percent,
 its largest increase since February 2007. The indexes for rent and owners'
 equivalent rent both increased 0.3 percent, while the index for lodging away
 from home increased 2.5 percent after falling in May and June. The apparel
 index also turned up in July, rising 0.3 percent after declining in each of
 the last 3 months. The index for medical care rose slightly in July, increasing
 0.1 percent, with both the medical care services and medical care commodities
 indexes advancing 0.1 percent. Several indexes were unchanged in July,
 including those for personal care, recreation, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco.
 The index for airline fares declined sharply in July, falling 5.6 percent, its
 largest decline since December 1995. The index for used cars and trucks fell
 for the third month in a row, declining 0.6 percent, and the index for
 household furnishings and operations fell 0.2 percent, also its third straight
 decline. The new vehicles index, which had increased five months in a row, also
 fell 0.2 percent in July.

 The index for all items less food and energy has risen 1.8 percent over the past
 12 months, similar to its 1.9-percent average annualized increase over the past
 10 years. The shelter index has increased 3.1 percent over the last year, its
 largest 12-month increase since January 2008. The indexes for airline fares,
 apparel, used cars and trucks, and household furnishings and operations have
 all declined over the last 12 months.
  
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent
 over the last 12 months to an index level of 238.654 (1982-84=100). For the
 month, the index was essentially unchanged prior to seasonal adjustment.  

 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
 decreased 0.3 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 233.806
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index was essentially unchanged prior to
 seasonal adjustment.  

 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) decreased
 0.1 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index was virtually
 unchanged 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 August 2015 is scheduled to be released on
 Wednesday, September 16, 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/cpivar2014.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                   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, July 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jun.
2015
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jul.
2014
Jun.
2015
Jul.
2015
Jul.
2014-
Jul.
2015
Jun.
2015-
Jul.
2015
Apr.
2015-
May
2015
May
2015-
Jun.
2015
Jun.
2015-
Jul.
2015

All items

100.000 238.250 238.638 238.654 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.1

Food

14.068 243.034 246.680 247.003 1.6 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.2

Food at home

8.258 239.820 241.494 241.993 0.9 0.2 -0.2 0.4 0.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.135 271.993 274.479 275.526 1.3 0.4 -0.1 0.5 0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.983 253.767 261.189 261.639 3.1 0.2 -0.5 1.4 0.2

Dairy and related products(1)

0.845 225.140 219.696 221.443 -1.6 0.8 -0.7 -0.6 0.8

Fruits and vegetables

1.318 293.535 288.968 287.816 -1.9 -0.4 0.3 -0.4 0.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.939 165.211 166.824 167.421 1.3 0.4 -0.2 0.1 0.4

Other food at home

2.039 207.390 209.787 210.251 1.4 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

Food away from home(1)

5.810 249.210 255.846 255.905 2.7 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0

Energy

8.318 257.907 220.861 219.852 -14.8 -0.5 4.3 1.7 0.1

Energy commodities

4.466 318.294 247.867 246.977 -22.4 -0.4 9.6 3.1 0.7

Fuel oil(1)

0.121 367.725 267.649 258.620 -29.7 -3.4 0.7 -1.9 -3.4

Motor fuel

4.263 314.901 245.147 244.584 -22.3 -0.2 10.2 3.3 0.8

Gasoline (all types)

4.199 313.514 244.226 243.736 -22.3 -0.2 10.4 3.4 0.9

Energy services(2)

3.853 211.563 204.843 203.674 -3.7 -0.6 -1.0 0.2 -0.6

Electricity(2)

3.079 217.930 217.468 216.406 -0.7 -0.5 -1.2 0.2 -0.4

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.773 189.659 164.205 162.733 -14.2 -0.9 0.0 0.3 -1.4

All items less food and energy

77.613 238.138 242.354 242.436 1.8 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.270 146.452 146.444 145.722 -0.5 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Apparel

3.317 124.645 124.954 122.607 -1.6 -1.9 -0.5 -0.1 0.3

New vehicles

3.525 146.086 147.845 147.154 0.7 -0.5 0.2 0.1 -0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.665 152.857 150.970 151.119 -1.1 0.1 -0.4 -0.4 -0.6

Medical care commodities

1.767 344.687 354.524 355.235 3.1 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.1

Alcoholic beverages

0.999 236.387 238.911 239.092 1.1 0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.0

Tobacco and smoking products

0.716 904.614 929.542 935.913 3.5 0.7 0.4 0.8 0.0

Services less energy services

58.343 294.068 301.040 301.665 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Shelter

32.759 271.115 278.461 279.559 3.1 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.4

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.148 276.248 285.031 286.090 3.6 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3

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

24.302 277.886 285.436 286.220 3.0 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3

Medical care services

5.938 465.166 475.546 475.956 2.3 0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.1

Physicians' services(2)

1.586 358.585 366.541 367.450 2.5 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.864 279.587 288.959 288.895 3.3 0.0 0.5 -1.1 -0.1

Transportation services

5.677 286.239 293.930 292.119 2.1 -0.6 0.7 0.4 -0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.160 266.282 270.981 271.175 1.8 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.308 436.342 457.774 460.041 5.4 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.6

Airline fare

0.781 315.012 324.953 297.324 -5.6 -8.5 5.7 2.0 -5.6

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

All items

100.000 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.1

Food

14.068 1.6 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.2

Food at home

8.258 0.9 0.2 -0.2 0.4 0.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.135 1.3 0.4 -0.1 0.5 0.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.374 0.2 -0.3 -0.5 0.3 -0.6

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -2.4 -1.1 -0.4 -0.7 -1.3

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.194 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.131 1.3 -0.6 -0.1 1.0 -0.6

Rice(1)(2)(3)

-2.8 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.0

Bakery products

0.762 1.8 0.7 0.1 0.5 0.7

Bread(2)

0.227 1.3 -0.1 0.0 1.3 -0.5

White bread(1)(3)

2.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

Bread other than white(1)(3)

-0.3 -0.5 -0.9 1.6 -0.5

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

0.113 3.3 1.8 -0.6 0.6 1.2

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.187 2.4 0.7 1.6 0.4 0.3

Cookies(1)(3)

2.3 1.3 1.3 0.7 0.6

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

2.9 0.1 1.2 0.9 0.1

Other bakery products

0.234 1.2 1.1 -0.7 0.0 1.4

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

2.9 1.0 -1.5 0.2 1.0

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

1.6 0.7 -0.9 1.2 0.7

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

-1.2 1.3 -1.1 0.1 1.5

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.983 3.1 0.2 -0.5 1.4 0.2

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.838 1.7 0.0 -0.7 0.2 -0.1

Meats

1.198 3.1 0.2 -0.4 0.3 0.1

Beef and veal(1)

0.585 10.0 -0.4 -0.1 0.9 -0.4

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.235 9.4 -1.0 -0.6 0.2 -1.0

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.084 9.7 -0.3 0.7 0.4 -0.3

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.213 10.6 0.0 0.8 1.4 0.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.052 11.0 0.5 -2.5 2.7 0.5

Pork

0.346 -6.7 1.1 -1.0 -0.3 0.5

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.131 -9.4 1.1 -3.5 0.7 0.9

Bacon and related products(3)

-11.4 1.9 -5.4 1.5 1.9

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

-5.0 0.3 -1.5 -0.7 0.6

Ham

0.073 -4.8 -0.2 -0.9 -2.0 -0.7

Ham, excluding canned(3)

-6.1 0.0 -0.9 -2.3 -0.9

Pork chops

0.059 -2.7 2.7 0.3 -0.3 2.1

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.084 -6.6 1.1 1.0 0.3 -0.2

Other meats

0.267 3.1 0.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.7

Frankfurters(3)

4.2 -1.5 -0.2 0.6 0.1

Lunchmeats(2)(3)

2.9 0.6 0.3 -0.6 0.8

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

6.2 2.6 -3.0 1.3 2.6

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

3.3 2.9 -3.0 1.3 2.9

Poultry

0.357 0.1 -0.4 -1.5 0.8 -0.6

Chicken(1)(2)

0.289 -0.1 -0.7 -2.4 1.7 -0.7

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

1.6 -1.4 -1.0 2.0 -1.4

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

-1.0 -0.5 -3.0 1.7 -0.5

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.069 1.2 0.5 0.7 -0.3 0.4

Fish and seafood(1)

0.283 -2.2 -0.3 -1.3 -0.9 -0.2

Fresh fish and seafood(2)

0.145 -3.6 -1.6 -1.3 -1.1 -1.2

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.138 -0.8 1.1 -1.6 -0.7 0.8

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

1.0 1.6 -1.2 -0.1 1.6

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

-1.3 1.3 -1.7 -1.2 1.5

Eggs

0.144 24.9 2.6 2.6 18.3 3.3

Dairy and related products(1)

0.845 -1.6 0.8 -0.7 -0.6 0.8

Milk(1)(2)

0.255 -5.8 1.4 -0.4 -1.1 1.4

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

-6.5 1.6 -0.9 -1.2 1.6

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

-4.9 1.4 -0.3 -1.0 1.4

Cheese and related products

0.272 -0.9 1.4 0.2 0.1 1.1

Ice cream and related products

0.118 2.2 -1.0 -2.0 0.3 0.3

Other dairy and related products(1)(2)

0.200 0.9 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.2

Fruits and vegetables

1.318 -1.9 -0.4 0.3 -0.4 0.3

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.011 -2.9 -0.7 0.4 -0.4 0.2

Fresh fruits

0.541 -4.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.6 1.1

Apples

0.086 -10.4 0.8 -0.4 0.8 -2.2

Bananas

0.085 -0.9 -0.1 0.3 -1.4 0.2

Citrus fruits(2)

0.155 -0.1 4.0 1.6 -0.6 0.8

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

1.7 6.4 1.5 0.1 1.0

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.215 -6.4 -4.2 -1.2 -0.8 1.5

Fresh vegetables

0.470 -1.1 -1.0 1.2 -0.2 -0.8

Potatoes

0.079 -1.7 2.9 2.4 -3.1 0.3

Lettuce

0.068 -1.8 -3.2 2.3 0.0 -3.1

Tomatoes(1)

0.081 0.1 1.0 -4.6 -1.5 1.0

Other fresh vegetables

0.242 -1.1 -2.3 0.4 0.7 -1.4

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.307 1.3 0.5 0.3 -0.4 0.4

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.160 1.6 0.9 -0.3 -0.3 1.1

Canned fruits(2)(3)

2.1 0.9 0.5 -0.3 0.4

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

1.9 0.9 -0.8 -0.2 1.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.089 -0.4 0.1 1.4 -0.7 -0.1

Frozen vegetables(3)

-1.2 0.2 2.0 -1.0 -0.2

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.058 3.2 0.1 0.2 -0.4 0.5

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

3.6 -0.3 -0.2 0.1 -0.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.939 1.3 0.4 -0.2 0.1 0.4

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.686 1.3 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.2

Carbonated drinks

0.281 0.9 0.9 0.3 0.0 0.9

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 3.4 0.6 0.0 -0.4 0.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(2)

0.391 1.4 -0.4 -0.4 0.2 -0.3

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.253 1.5 0.9 -0.9 0.0 0.6

Coffee

0.157 2.8 1.5 -1.0 -0.9 1.0

Roasted coffee(3)

3.6 1.6 -1.4 -0.9 1.0

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

-1.7 0.3 -1.0 -0.4 0.3

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.096 -0.6 -0.1 -0.8 2.0 -0.2

Other food at home

2.039 1.4 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.302 4.5 0.5 1.1 -0.2 0.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 6.5 1.1 -0.1 0.1 0.7

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.185 5.7 0.5 1.6 -0.5 0.5

Other sweets(2)

0.060 -0.6 -0.3 0.2 0.5 -0.2

Fats and oils

0.239 -2.3 -0.3 -0.3 0.2 -0.6

Butter and margarine(2)

0.073 -1.7 0.5 -1.4 1.2 -0.1

Butter(3)

-1.3 2.5 -2.0 1.0 1.7

Margarine(3)

-1.1 -1.0 -0.4 1.4 -1.3

Salad dressing(2)

0.060 -1.0 0.1 1.1 -1.2 -0.5

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.106 -3.4 -1.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.8

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

-4.0 -2.8 0.4 -0.4 -2.8

Other foods

1.498 1.4 0.3 0.0 0.5 0.2

Soups

0.101 -0.3 0.1 -1.2 1.7 -0.4

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.281 0.6 0.2 0.8 0.3 0.2

Snacks(1)

0.330 2.5 0.0 -0.1 0.7 0.0

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.298 2.9 0.3 -0.3 1.4 -0.3

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

4.9 -0.3 -0.4 2.3 -0.7

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

5.2 3.8 -0.8 -1.7 3.8

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

2.3 -0.4 -0.5 2.8 -1.6

Other condiments(3)

3.1 0.2 -0.3 -0.6 0.4

Baby food(1)(2)

0.053 -0.5 0.4 0.8 -1.2 0.4

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.434 0.6 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.5

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

3.0 1.1 -1.0 0.6 1.1

Food away from home(1)

5.810 2.7 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.810 2.7 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.3

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.403 3.0 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.1

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.209 -2.9 -4.5 0.3 0.2 -4.0

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

0.2 0.1

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

0.064 2.4 0.0 0.3 -0.1 0.0

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.325 3.9 -0.1 0.8 1.0 -0.1

Energy

8.318 -14.8 -0.5 4.3 1.7 0.1

Energy commodities

4.466 -22.4 -0.4 9.6 3.1 0.7

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.203 -24.0 -3.1 -1.5 -2.1 -3.1

Fuel oil(1)

0.121 -29.7 -3.4 0.7 -1.9 -3.4

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

0.082 -14.0 -2.6 -1.0 0.4 -2.2

Motor fuel

4.263 -22.3 -0.2 10.2 3.3 0.8

Gasoline (all types)

4.199 -22.3 -0.2 10.4 3.4 0.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

-22.9 -0.4 10.5 3.5 0.7

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

-20.9 0.1 9.6 3.5 1.4

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

-18.7 1.0 9.4 2.2 1.3

Other motor fuels(2)

0.064 -27.0 -2.1 3.3 1.2 -2.0

Energy services(8)

3.853 -3.7 -0.6 -1.0 0.2 -0.6

Electricity(8)

3.079 -0.7 -0.5 -1.2 0.2 -0.4

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.773 -14.2 -0.9 0.0 0.3 -1.4

All items less food and energy

77.613 1.8 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.270 -0.5 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.299 -1.3 -0.5 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2

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

0.263 -5.1 -0.6 -0.7 0.7 -0.6

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.047 0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.5 0.0

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.049 -7.1 -0.5 -2.2 -1.4 -0.5

Other linens(1)(2)

0.166 -5.9 -0.9 -0.4 1.4 -0.9

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.761 -0.4 -0.6 -0.7 0.0 -0.6

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.265 -2.0 -1.5 -0.1 0.0 -1.5

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

0.359 0.8 -0.1 -0.7 0.1 -0.1

Other furniture(2)

0.127 0.0 -0.1 -2.2 0.1 0.3

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

Appliances(2)

0.267 -3.9 -1.1 -0.2 -0.1 -1.0

Major appliances(2)

0.144 -6.0 -2.1 -0.3 -0.2 -1.8

Laundry equipment(3)

-6.6 -3.0 -0.5 0.1 -2.9

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.119 -1.2 0.0 -0.2 0.2 0.0

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.472 -3.5 -0.4 -0.7 -0.8 -0.5

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.250 -5.4 0.2 -0.6 -0.9 0.2

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.107 -0.1 -2.3 0.6 0.5 -1.6

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.043 -3.4 0.0 -0.2 -1.3 0.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.072 -1.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.6 0.0

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.703 0.2 -0.6 0.2 -0.1 -0.4

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.186 0.5 -0.5 -0.1 -0.4 -0.5

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.365 0.1 -0.6 0.2 0.0 -0.5

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.834 -0.3 0.0 -0.1 -0.4 0.0

Household cleaning products(2)

0.331 1.0 0.1 0.2 -0.8 0.4

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.243 -0.9 0.2 -0.5 -0.3 0.2

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.260 -1.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3

Apparel

3.317 -1.6 -1.9 -0.5 -0.1 0.3

Men's and boys' apparel

0.848 -3.2 -2.5 0.1 -0.7 -1.2

Men's apparel

0.669 -3.0 -2.3 0.0 -0.3 -1.2

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.109 -0.8 -1.7 2.2 1.4 1.1

Men's furnishings

0.187 -4.4 -2.2 -0.5 -1.7 -1.7

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.191 -6.8 -3.9 -1.2 0.2 -3.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.174 1.7 -0.8 0.4 -0.2 -0.3

Boys' apparel

0.180 -3.9 -3.7 0.2 -0.5 -2.2

Women's and girls' apparel

1.413 -2.2 -3.2 -0.8 0.0 0.8

Women's apparel

1.197 -1.9 -3.5 -0.8 0.3 0.7

Women's outerwear

0.096 1.3 -0.6 1.4 2.3 2.5

Women's dresses

0.149 0.7 -7.2 -2.9 0.8 1.4

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.562 -3.3 -4.7 -0.5 -0.5 0.4

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

0.381 -1.7 -1.0 -1.2 1.4 0.2

Girls' apparel

0.216 -3.6 -1.6 -0.4 -1.6 1.1

Footwear

0.711 0.7 -0.1 -0.6 -0.3 0.8

Men's footwear(1)

0.216 -1.1 0.3 0.4 -1.8 0.3

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.173 1.2 -0.9 1.9 -0.9 0.1

Women's footwear

0.322 1.6 0.1 -2.5 0.4 2.4

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.132 1.5 0.1 0.0 1.1 0.6

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.212 -1.4 2.3 -0.5 0.5 1.1

Watches(1)(6)

0.047 0.5 0.2 -0.4 1.1 0.2

Jewelry(6)

0.166 -1.9 2.9 -0.7 0.5 1.3

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.724 0.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.1 -0.3

New vehicles

3.525 0.7 -0.5 0.2 0.1 -0.2

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

0.8 -0.5 0.2 0.1 -0.2

New cars(3)

0.0 -0.6 0.0 0.2 -0.4

New trucks(3)(11)

1.5 -0.3 0.3 0.1 0.0

Used cars and trucks

1.665 -1.1 0.1 -0.4 -0.4 -0.6

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.425 -0.6 0.0 0.2 -0.5 0.0

Tires(1)

0.278 -1.4 0.1 0.3 -0.6 0.1

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.147 0.9 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 -0.2

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

1.3 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0

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

0.7 0.2 -0.9 -1.4 0.2

Medical care commodities

1.767 3.1 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.1

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.693 3.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2

Prescription drugs

1.351 4.4 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.1

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.342 -1.2 0.7 0.1 -1.0 0.7

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.075 -0.9 -0.4 0.4 -0.4 -0.4

Recreation commodities(9)

1.960 -2.5 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3

Video and audio products(9)

0.281 -7.8 -1.5 0.0 0.1 -1.0

Televisions

0.127 -12.3 -3.0 0.1 0.4 -1.5

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.029 -5.4 -1.5 -0.5 0.4 -1.5

Audio equipment

0.065 -5.0 0.0 -0.6 -0.2 -0.8

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

0.043 -2.3 0.1 0.8 -0.3 0.1

Pets and pet products(1)

0.645 -0.6 -1.2 0.3 0.4 -1.2

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

-1.7 -2.0 0.4 0.4 -2.0

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

0.6 -0.5 0.4 0.2 -0.5

Sporting goods(1)

0.393 -0.9 0.8 -1.0 0.0 0.8

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.182 1.6 0.8 -0.3 -0.4 0.8

Sports equipment

0.206 -3.0 0.7 -2.1 0.4 1.1

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.055 -6.0 0.8 -1.4 0.2 1.0

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

0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.1 -0.3

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

-7.2 1.2 -1.5 -0.3 1.3

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.217 1.8 0.4 0.9 -0.6 0.4

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.121 3.0 1.2 1.7 -1.2 1.2

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.094 0.4 -0.6 -0.2 0.3 -0.6

Other recreational goods(2)

0.369 -5.0 -0.1 -0.8 -0.8 0.0

Toys

0.268 -6.5 -0.6 -1.0 -0.9 -0.5

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

-5.1 -1.2 -0.5 -0.6 -1.0

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

0.050 -2.0 1.1 -0.9 -1.2 1.1

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.041 2.1 1.9 0.5 0.1 1.9

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.591 -4.5 -0.2 -0.1 -1.0 0.0

Educational books and supplies

0.200 5.4 0.6 0.1 -0.3 0.7

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

5.7 0.7 0.1 -0.8 0.7

Information technology commodities(9)

0.391 -8.9 -0.5 -0.1 -1.3 -0.4

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.262 -9.4 -0.6 -0.3 -1.0 -0.3

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.067 -2.3 -1.5 1.1 -0.9 -1.5

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

0.062 -13.0 0.6 -0.8 -2.9 0.6

Alcoholic beverages

0.999 1.1 0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.0

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.584 0.3 0.1 0.1 -0.4 0.0

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 1.2 -0.1 0.4 0.3 0.0

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.072 -0.1 0.4 0.3 -1.2 0.3

Whiskey at home(1)(3)

-0.2 0.1 0.0 -1.2 0.1

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(3)

0.2 -0.1 0.3 -0.5 -0.4

Wine at home

0.244 -0.5 0.3 -0.2 -0.8 0.1

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.415 2.3 0.0 0.4 -0.2 0.0

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

2.1 0.1 0.1 -0.4 0.1

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

2.3 0.2 0.5 -0.2 0.2

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

3.9 -0.1 0.8 0.4 -0.1

Other goods(9)

1.612 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.716 3.5 0.7 0.4 0.8 0.0

Cigarettes(2)

0.661 3.6 0.7 0.4 0.8 0.0

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.050 2.1 0.2 -0.6 0.7 0.2

Personal care products(1)

0.711 -0.8 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1

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

0.365 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.7 0.0

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

0.339 -1.8 -0.3 -0.3 0.1 -0.3

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.185 -4.0 -0.9 0.4 -0.7 -0.6

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

-3.8 -1.4 1.5 -0.8 -0.9

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

-6.0 -0.3 -0.7 -2.8 -0.3

Services less energy services

58.343 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Shelter

32.759 3.1 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.4

Rent of shelter(13)

32.387 3.1 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.3

Rent of primary residence(8)

7.148 3.6 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3

Lodging away from home(2)

0.937 2.9 3.7 -2.0 -1.6 2.5

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

0.170 2.9 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.6

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.767 2.9 4.4 -2.6 -2.0 3.0

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

24.302 3.0 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3

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

22.883 3.0 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.372 2.5 0.3 0.0 -0.3 0.3

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.222 4.3 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.1

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.948 5.3 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.1

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.274 1.1 0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.1

Household operations(1)(2)

0.853 3.2 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.1

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.276 1.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.280 3.8 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.123 6.6 0.6 0.6 1.8 0.4

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.067 3.0 -0.7 0.0 1.6 -0.7

Medical care services

5.938 2.3 0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.1

Professional services

3.019 2.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3

Physicians' services(8)

1.586 2.5 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Dental services(8)

0.808 2.7 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.279 -0.1 -0.6 0.6 0.3 -0.6

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.347 0.5 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.2

Hospital and related services

2.170 3.2 0.0 0.5 -0.9 0.0

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.864 3.3 0.0 0.5 -1.1 -0.1

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

2.8 0.1 0.4 -1.3 0.3

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

3.2 -0.2 0.6 -1.1 -0.3

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

0.175 3.3 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.1

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

0.131 0.9 0.0 0.7 0.2 0.0

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.749 0.9 0.1 0.1 -0.3 0.1

Transportation services

5.677 2.1 -0.6 0.7 0.4 -0.2

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.381 -0.8 0.0 -1.5 -0.7 0.0

Car and truck rental(2)

0.072 4.1 9.5 2.6 0.4 1.8

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.160 1.8 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.056 1.0 0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.486 1.2 -0.2 0.3 -0.1 -0.2

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.586 2.5 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.308 5.4 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.6

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.560 1.8 1.4 0.0 -0.1 1.4

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

0.309 1.1 2.3 0.0 0.0 2.3

Parking and other fees(2)

0.233 2.5 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.1

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

2.8 0.4 0.1 -0.2 0.4

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

0.9 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Public transportation

1.195 -3.1 -5.2 3.4 1.4 -3.2

Airline fare

0.781 -5.6 -8.5 5.7 2.0 -5.6

Other intercity transportation

0.150 0.3 3.1 0.4 -0.6 2.5

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

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

-3.4 2.2 -1.0 5.2 2.2

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

0.1 3.8 -1.2 0.6 3.8

Intracity transportation(1)

0.260 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

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

2.5 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1

Recreation services(9)

3.773 2.0 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.2

Video and audio services(9)

1.559 1.2 0.0 -0.2 0.1 0.2

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.470 1.4 0.0 -0.3 0.2 0.1

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

0.089 -1.6 0.9 1.2 -2.8 0.9

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

-7.0 1.2 1.8 -5.0 1.2

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

4.5 0.1 0.6 0.0 0.1

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.403 3.6 0.2 0.9 0.4 0.2

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

2.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

3.8 0.2 0.9 0.3 0.2

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.060 0.8 0.9 -0.3 -0.6 0.9

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

-0.1 0.2 0.4 -0.9 0.2

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

2.5 1.6 -0.8 0.2 1.6

Other recreation services(2)

1.750 2.5 0.2 0.7 0.8 0.2

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

0.609 1.7 0.5 0.3 2.1 0.5

Admissions(1)

0.655 3.0 -0.1 0.9 -0.3 -0.1

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

1.4 0.2 0.1 -0.3 0.2

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

7.2 -0.9 1.9 0.4 -0.9

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.210 1.9 0.0 0.9 0.6 0.0

Education and communication services(9)

6.359 0.5 0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.0

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.108 3.7 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.0

College tuition and fees

1.835 3.5 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.0

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.374 3.8 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.1

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.733 4.5 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.039 1.6 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.142 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.5

Postage(1)

0.128 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.4

Delivery services(2)

0.014 0.3 0.5 -0.7 0.7 1.5

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.400 -2.7 0.2 -0.4 0.1 0.2

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.560 -5.1 0.3 -0.7 0.0 0.3

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.840 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Internet services and electronic information providers(2)

0.697 -1.9 -1.2 -0.8 -0.1 -1.1

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.763 2.6 0.0 0.2 0.9 0.0

Personal care services(1)

0.639 2.9 0.1 0.2 1.6 0.1

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

0.639 2.8 0.1 0.2 1.6 0.1

Miscellaneous personal services

1.124 2.5 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.1

Legal services(6)

0.314 1.3 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.4

Funeral expenses(1)(6)

0.172 2.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.277 2.7 -0.2 0.5 0.8 -0.2

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

0.033 1.3 -0.4 0.0 0.1 -0.4

Financial services(1)(6)

0.233 4.5 -0.5 -0.1 1.0 -0.5

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

2.3 -0.7 0.1 0.7 -0.7

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

5.3 -0.6 -0.1 0.8 -0.6

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

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


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

All items less food

85.932 237.522 237.397 237.365 -0.1 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.1

All items less shelter

67.241 228.084 225.729 225.318 -1.2 -0.2 0.6 0.3 0.0

All items less food and shelter

53.173 223.980 220.214 219.631 -1.9 -0.3 0.7 0.3 0.0

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.854 219.967 222.376 221.866 0.9 -0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0

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

43.189 224.013 226.673 226.125 0.9 -0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0

All items less medical care

92.295 228.652 228.612 228.607 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.4 0.1

All items less energy

91.682 238.203 242.321 242.439 1.8 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1

Commodities

37.805 189.706 184.523 184.071 -3.0 -0.2 0.9 0.4 0.1

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.605 146.560 146.725 145.920 -0.4 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Commodities less food

23.736 164.585 156.226 155.496 -5.5 -0.5 1.5 0.4 0.0

Commodities less food and beverages

22.737 161.910 153.278 152.524 -5.8 -0.5 1.5 0.5 0.0

Services

62.195 286.408 292.162 292.628 2.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.808 313.364 317.290 316.982 1.2 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0

Services less medical care services

56.258 272.782 278.198 278.663 2.2 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

Durables

8.932 110.723 110.049 109.652 -1.0 -0.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3

Nondurables

28.872 229.200 221.473 221.010 -3.6 -0.2 1.3 0.6 0.1

Nondurables less food

14.804 215.916 199.536 198.474 -8.1 -0.5 2.4 0.8 0.1

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.805 214.557 197.058 195.923 -8.7 -0.6 2.6 0.9 0.1

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.488 275.455 246.457 246.052 -10.7 -0.2 3.7 1.2 0.1

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.487 270.625 244.575 244.225 -9.8 -0.1 3.4 1.1 0.1

Housing

42.189 234.475 238.568 239.085 2.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2

Education and communication(2)

6.950 137.499 137.425 137.600 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.0

Education(2)

3.308 230.807 238.669 239.680 3.8 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.1

Communication(2)

3.642 82.378 79.906 79.793 -3.1 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1

Information and information processing(2)

3.500 78.522 76.073 75.959 -3.3 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.100 8.389 8.087 8.008 -4.5 -1.0 -0.6 -0.6 -0.8

Recreation(2)

5.733 115.838 116.395 116.355 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0

Video and audio(2)

1.840 99.993 99.916 99.705 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 0.1 0.0

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.048 165.363 168.056 166.978 1.0 -0.6 0.5 0.4 -0.6

Photography(2)

0.116 77.291 74.696 75.336 -2.5 0.9 -0.8 -0.2 1.0

Food and beverages

15.067 242.674 246.245 246.558 1.6 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.2

Domestically produced farm food

6.951 248.383 250.341 250.868 1.0 0.2 0.0 0.5 0.3

Other services

11.894 334.953 338.876 339.325 1.3 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.606 117.769 117.894 115.112 -2.3 -2.4 -0.4 -0.1 0.2

Fuels and utilities

5.278 241.250 235.136 234.137 -2.9 -0.4 -0.7 0.2 -0.6

Household energy

4.055 209.550 200.537 199.142 -5.0 -0.7 -1.0 0.1 -0.8

Medical care

7.705 435.924 446.271 446.773 2.5 0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.1

Transportation

15.664 221.867 208.012 207.218 -6.6 -0.4 2.7 1.0 0.0

Private transportation

14.469 216.942 202.021 202.049 -6.9 0.0 2.7 0.9 0.3

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.753 101.459 101.751 101.611 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3

Utilities and public transportation

10.140 220.840 218.519 216.951 -1.8 -0.7 -0.1 0.2 -0.5

Household furnishings and operations

4.152 123.216 123.127 122.670 -0.4 -0.4 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2

Other goods and services

3.375 408.483 415.022 415.359 1.7 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.0

Personal care

2.659 218.165 220.988 220.808 1.2 -0.1 0.3 0.4 0.0

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, July 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Jul. 2015 from: Percent change to Jun. 2015 from:
Jul.
2014
May
2015
Jun.
2015
Jun.
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015

U.S. city average

M

0.2 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.9 0.4

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

-0.2 0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.7 0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.6 0.2

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

M

-0.9 0.5 -0.1 -0.7 1.1 0.6

Midwest urban

M

-0.5 0.5 0.0 -0.7 1.0 0.5

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

-0.5 0.5 0.0 -0.8 0.9 0.5

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

M

-0.6 0.5 -0.2 -0.6 1.1 0.7

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

-0.4 0.5 0.2 -0.6 0.7 0.3

South urban

M

-0.1 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.9 0.5

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.2 0.3 -0.2 0.3 1.0 0.6

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

M

-0.3 0.4 0.0 -0.4 0.8 0.4

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

-0.7 0.1 -0.4 -0.2 1.0 0.5

West urban

M

1.3 0.3 0.3 1.1 0.8 0.0

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.6 0.5 0.5 1.3 1.0 0.0

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

M

0.3 -0.3 -0.2 0.5 0.5 -0.1

Size classes

A(4)

M

0.5 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.9 0.3

B/C(3)

M

-0.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 0.9 0.4

D

M

0.2 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.9 0.4

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

-0.5 0.0 -0.1 -0.7 0.5 0.2

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

1.4 0.4 0.7 0.8 0.8 -0.3

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

M

-0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.6 0.2

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

1

0.7 0.1

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

0.4 0.9

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

-0.4 0.1

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

1

0.2 -0.2

Atlanta, GA

2

0.6 2.5

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

-2.4 0.0

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

-0.4 0.7

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

1.2 0.4

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

2

0.2 0.8

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

2.3 0.6

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

1.6 1.6

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, July 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

0.0 0.0 1.9 2.0

August 2014

-0.2 -0.2 1.5 1.7

September 2014

0.1 0.1 1.5 1.7

October 2014

-0.3 -0.3 1.5 1.7

November 2014

-0.6 -0.5 1.0 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

June 2015

0.4 0.4 -0.1 0.1

July 2015

0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.2

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, July 2015, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jun.
2015
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jun. 2015-
Jul. 2015
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Jun. 2015-
Jul. 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 0.1 0.04 S-Apr. 2015 0.1

Food

14.068 0.2 0.024 0.08 S-May 2015 0.0

Food at home

8.258 0.3 0.022 0.12 S-May 2015 -0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.135 0.2 0.002 0.27 S-May 2015 -0.1

Cereals and cereal products

0.374 -0.6 -0.002 0.44 S-Apr. 2014 -0.7

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -1.3 -0.001 0.64 S-Mar. 2015 -1.5

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.194 0.1 0.000 0.71 L-May 2015 0.2

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.131 -0.6 -0.001 0.67 S-Dec. 2014 -1.1

Rice(4)(5)(6)

0.0 0.83 S-Apr. 2015 -0.1

Bakery products

0.762 0.7 0.005 0.31 L-Apr. 2013 0.7

Bread(5)

0.227 -0.5 -0.001 0.57 S-Apr. 2015 -1.1

White bread(4)(6)

0.3 0.81 - -

Bread other than white(4)(6)

-0.5 0.88 S-May 2015 -0.9

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

0.113 1.2 0.001 0.69 L-Feb. 2014 1.3

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.187 0.3 0.001 0.64 S-Apr. 2015 -1.6

Cookies(4)(6)

0.6 0.97 S-Apr. 2015 -2.4

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

0.1 0.86 S-Apr. 2015 -1.0

Other bakery products

0.234 1.4 0.003 0.66 L-May 2011 1.9

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

1.0 0.84 L-Apr. 2015 1.1

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

0.7 1.25 S-May 2015 -0.9

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

1.5 0.88 L-Apr. 2015 2.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.983 0.2 0.003 0.22 S-May 2015 -0.5

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.838 -0.1 -0.001 0.24 S-May 2015 -0.7

Meats

1.198 0.1 0.001 0.27 S-May 2015 -0.4

Beef and veal(4)

0.585 -0.4 -0.002 0.40 S-Apr. 2013 -0.5

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.235 -1.0 -0.002 0.55 S-Aug. 2011 -1.0

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.084 -0.3 0.000 0.87 S-Jan. 2015 -1.1

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.213 0.0 0.000 0.70 S-Jan. 2015 -0.7

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.052 0.5 0.000 0.81 S-May 2015 -2.5

Pork

0.346 0.5 0.002 0.47 L-Aug. 2014 1.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.131 0.9 0.001 0.76 L-May 2014 3.2

Bacon and related products(6)

1.9 0.95 L-May 2014 4.2

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

0.6 0.94 L-Jan. 2015 0.6

Ham

0.073 -0.7 -0.001 0.91 L-Feb. 2015 0.4

Ham, excluding canned(6)

-0.9 1.16 L-May 2015 -0.9

Pork chops

0.059 2.1 0.001 1.17 L-Aug. 2014 3.1

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.084 -0.2 0.000 1.01 S-Apr. 2015 -4.4

Other meats

0.267 0.7 0.002 0.48 L-Feb. 2015 0.7

Frankfurters(6)

0.1 1.56 S-May 2015 -0.2

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

0.8 0.62 L-Jan. 2015 1.4

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

2.6 1.72 L-Mar. 2015 3.3

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

2.9 2.54 L-Mar. 2015 3.5

Poultry

0.357 -0.6 -0.002 0.63 S-May 2015 -1.5

Chicken(4)(5)

0.289 -0.7 -0.002 0.76 S-May 2015 -2.4

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

-1.4 1.42 S-Oct. 2014 -1.8

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

-0.5 0.72 S-May 2015 -3.0

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.069 0.4 0.000 0.78 L-May 2015 0.7

Fish and seafood(4)

0.283 -0.2 -0.001 0.54 L-Apr. 2015 0.0

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.145 -1.2 -0.002 0.87 S-May 2015 -1.3

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.138 0.8 0.001 0.53 L-Apr. 2015 1.0

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

1.6 0.88 L-Apr. 2015 2.1

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

1.5 0.75 L-Apr. 2015 1.5

Eggs

0.144 3.3 0.005 0.62 S-May 2015 2.6

Dairy and related products(4)

0.845 0.8 0.007 0.26 L-Mar. 2014 1.0

Milk(4)(5)

0.255 1.4 0.004 0.33 L-Mar. 2014 1.8

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

1.6 0.53 L-Mar. 2014 2.2

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

1.4 0.45 L-Dec. 2014 1.5

Cheese and related products

0.272 1.1 0.003 0.46 L-May 2014 1.9

Ice cream and related products

0.118 0.3 0.000 0.83 - -

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.200 0.2 0.000 0.57 - -

Fruits and vegetables

1.318 0.3 0.003 0.37 L-May 2015 0.3

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.011 0.2 0.002 0.46 L-May 2015 0.4

Fresh fruits

0.541 1.1 0.006 0.64 L-Oct. 2014 1.4

Apples

0.086 -2.2 -0.002 1.11 S-Sep. 2014 -2.4

Bananas

0.085 0.2 0.000 0.62 L-May 2015 0.3

Citrus fruits(5)

0.155 0.8 0.001 1.44 L-May 2015 1.6

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

1.0 1.41 L-May 2015 1.5

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.215 1.5 0.003 1.08 L-Feb. 2015 1.6

Fresh vegetables

0.470 -0.8 -0.004 0.59 S-Feb. 2015 -2.0

Potatoes

0.079 0.3 0.000 1.14 L-May 2015 2.4

Lettuce

0.068 -3.1 -0.002 1.44 S-Mar. 2015 -4.8

Tomatoes(4)

0.081 1.0 0.001 1.42 L-Dec. 2014 9.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.242 -1.4 -0.003 0.74 S-Jan. 2015 -2.8

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.307 0.4 0.001 0.49 L-Apr. 2015 0.8

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.160 1.1 0.002 0.76 L-Apr. 2015 1.2

Canned fruits(5)(6)

0.4 0.86 L-May 2015 0.5

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

1.8 1.02 L-Nov. 2013 2.6

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.089 -0.1 0.000 0.86 L-May 2015 1.4

Frozen vegetables(6)

-0.2 1.07 L-May 2015 2.0

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.058 0.5 0.000 0.73 L-Apr. 2015 1.6

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

-0.3 0.79 S-Mar. 2015 -1.6

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.939 0.4 0.004 0.34 L-Apr. 2015 0.5

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.686 0.2 0.001 0.43 L-Apr. 2015 0.7

Carbonated drinks

0.281 0.9 0.002 0.68 L-Apr. 2013 1.1

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 0.6 0.000 0.64 L-Apr. 2015 0.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.391 -0.3 -0.001 0.61 S-May 2015 -0.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.253 0.6 0.002 0.44 L-Jan. 2015 0.7

Coffee

0.157 1.0 0.002 0.59 L-Apr. 2015 1.4

Roasted coffee(6)

1.0 0.64 L-Apr. 2015 1.6

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

0.3 1.03 L-Feb. 2015 2.2

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.096 -0.2 0.000 0.62 S-May 2015 -0.8

Other food at home

2.039 0.2 0.003 0.23 S-May 2015 0.1

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.302 0.5 0.001 0.58 L-May 2015 1.1

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 0.7 0.000 0.62 L-Apr. 2015 1.5

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.185 0.5 0.001 0.89 L-May 2015 1.6

Other sweets(5)

0.060 -0.2 0.000 0.63 S-Mar. 2015 -0.8

Fats and oils

0.239 -0.6 -0.002 0.42 S-Mar. 2015 -1.0

Butter and margarine(5)

0.073 -0.1 0.000 0.65 S-May 2015 -1.4

Butter(6)

1.7 0.92 L-Oct. 2014 5.3

Margarine(6)

-1.3 1.02 S-Mar. 2015 -2.7

Salad dressing(5)

0.060 -0.5 0.000 0.82 L-May 2015 1.1

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.106 -0.8 -0.001 0.62 S-Oct. 2014 -0.8

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

-2.8 1.00 S-Aug. 2010 -3.0

Other foods

1.498 0.2 0.003 0.28 S-May 2015 0.0

Soups

0.101 -0.4 0.000 1.02 S-May 2015 -1.2

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.281 0.2 0.001 0.63 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Snacks(4)

0.330 0.0 0.000 0.66 S-May 2015 -0.1

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.298 -0.3 -0.001 0.59 S-May 2015 -0.3

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

-0.7 0.93 S-Jan. 2015 -1.3

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

3.8 1.56 L-Sep. 2014 5.6

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

-1.6 0.87 S-Apr. 2014 -1.6

Other condiments(6)

0.4 0.97 L-Apr. 2015 1.7

Baby food(4)(5)

0.053 0.4 0.000 0.38 L-May 2015 0.8

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.434 0.5 0.002 0.51 L-Dec. 2014 0.5

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

1.1 0.55 L-Feb. 2015 1.1

Food away from home(4)

5.810 0.0 0.001 0.06 S-Jul. 2010 0.0

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.810 0.3 0.008 0.07 S-May 2015 0.1

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.403 0.1 0.003 0.10 L-May 2015 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.209 -4.0 -0.008 0.16 S-EVER -

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

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

0.064 0.0 0.000 0.34 L-May 2015 0.3

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.325 -0.1 0.000 0.11 S-Oct. 2014 -0.1

Energy

8.318 0.1 0.005 0.15 S-Apr. 2015 -1.3

Energy commodities

4.466 0.7 0.028 0.12 S-Apr. 2015 -1.9

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.203 -3.1 -0.006 0.53 S-Apr. 2015 -6.1

Fuel oil(4)

0.121 -3.4 -0.004 0.37 S-Apr. 2015 -8.4

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

0.082 -2.2 -0.002 0.78 S-Jan. 2015 -7.7

Motor fuel

4.263 0.8 0.035 0.12 S-Apr. 2015 -1.7

Gasoline (all types)

4.199 0.9 0.036 0.12 S-Apr. 2015 -1.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

0.7 0.38 S-Apr. 2015 -1.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

1.4 0.36 S-Apr. 2015 -1.8

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

1.3 0.31 S-Apr. 2015 -1.9

Other motor fuels(5)

0.064 -2.0 -0.001 0.12 S-Apr. 2015 -3.2

Energy services(11)

3.853 -0.6 -0.024 0.28 S-May 2015 -1.0

Electricity(11)

3.079 -0.4 -0.013 0.35 S-May 2015 -1.2

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.773 -1.4 -0.011 0.28 S-Apr. 2015 -2.6

All items less food and energy

77.613 0.1 0.103 0.04 S-May 2015 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.270 -0.1 -0.027 0.09 - -

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.299 -0.2 -0.007 0.16 L-Apr. 2015 0.5

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

0.263 -0.6 -0.002 0.56 S-May 2015 -0.7

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.047 0.0 0.000 0.41 S-May 2015 -0.3

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.049 -0.5 0.000 0.50 L-Apr. 2015 2.5

Other linens(4)(5)

0.166 -0.9 -0.001 0.83 S-Dec. 2014 -2.8

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.761 -0.6 -0.005 0.31 S-May 2015 -0.7

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.265 -1.5 -0.004 0.47 S-Sep. 2013 -2.0

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

0.359 -0.1 0.000 0.50 S-May 2015 -0.7

Other furniture(5)

0.127 0.3 0.000 0.61 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

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

Appliances(5)

0.267 -1.0 -0.003 0.46 S-Nov. 2014 -1.1

Major appliances(5)

0.144 -1.8 -0.003 0.67 S-Nov. 2014 -1.8

Laundry equipment(6)

-2.9 0.95 S-Nov. 2014 -3.7

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.119 0.0 0.000 0.66 S-May 2015 -0.2

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.472 -0.5 -0.002 0.51 L-Apr. 2015 0.2

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.250 0.2 0.000 0.88 L-Apr. 2015 0.3

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.107 -1.6 -0.002 0.50 S-Jun. 2004 -1.6

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.043 0.0 0.000 1.23 L-Apr. 2015 1.1

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.072 0.0 0.000 0.42 L-May 2015 0.0

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.703 -0.4 -0.003 0.25 S-Jan. 2015 -0.6

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.186 -0.5 -0.001 0.39 S-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.365 -0.5 -0.002 0.32 S-Jan. 2015 -0.8

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.834 0.0 0.000 0.26 L-Apr. 2015 0.0

Household cleaning products(5)

0.331 0.4 0.001 0.45 L-Apr. 2015 0.5

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.243 0.2 0.000 0.43 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.260 -0.3 -0.001 0.41 S-May 2015 -0.3

Apparel

3.317 0.3 0.010 0.41 L-Mar. 2015 0.5

Men's and boys' apparel

0.848 -1.2 -0.010 0.74 S-Apr. 2015 -1.6

Men's apparel

0.669 -1.2 -0.008 0.80 S-Apr. 2015 -2.1

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.109 1.1 0.001 2.00 S-Apr. 2015 -4.5

Men's furnishings

0.187 -1.7 -0.003 0.89 - -

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.191 -3.3 -0.006 1.56 S-Apr. 2015 -3.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.174 -0.3 -0.001 1.57 S-Apr. 2015 -0.9

Boys' apparel

0.180 -2.2 -0.004 1.48 S-Aug. 2014 -3.9

Women's and girls' apparel

1.413 0.8 0.011 0.73 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

Women's apparel

1.197 0.7 0.009 0.78 L-Mar. 2015 0.7

Women's outerwear

0.096 2.5 0.003 2.43 L-Apr. 2015 2.6

Women's dresses

0.149 1.4 0.002 2.38 L-Oct. 2014 3.1

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.562 0.4 0.002 0.97 L-Apr. 2015 1.4

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

0.381 0.2 0.001 0.92 S-May 2015 -1.2

Girls' apparel

0.216 1.1 0.002 1.83 L-Jan. 2015 4.9

Footwear

0.711 0.8 0.006 0.73 L-Mar. 2015 1.0

Men's footwear(4)

0.216 0.3 0.001 1.07 L-May 2015 0.4

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.173 0.1 0.000 1.10 L-May 2015 1.9

Women's footwear

0.322 2.4 0.008 1.17 L-Jan. 2006 2.6

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.132 0.6 0.001 0.98 S-May 2015 0.0

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.212 1.1 0.002 0.78 L-Sep. 2012 1.2

Watches(4)(9)

0.047 0.2 0.000 0.87 S-May 2015 -0.4

Jewelry(9)

0.166 1.3 0.002 0.96 L-Aug. 2012 2.2

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.724 -0.3 -0.017 0.09 S-Nov. 2014 -0.3

New vehicles

3.525 -0.2 -0.007 0.14 S-Jun. 2014 -0.3

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

-0.2 0.12 S-Jun. 2014 -0.3

New cars(6)

-0.4 0.14 S-Apr. 2010 -0.4

New trucks(14)(6)

0.0 0.13 S-Jan. 2015 -0.4

Used cars and trucks

1.665 -0.6 -0.010 0.01 S-Dec. 2014 -0.8

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.425 0.0 0.000 0.21 L-May 2015 0.2

Tires(4)

0.278 0.1 0.000 0.29 L-May 2015 0.3

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.147 -0.2 0.000 0.27 - -

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

0.0 0.24 - -

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

0.2 0.52 L-Apr. 2015 1.3

Medical care commodities

1.767 0.1 0.002 0.21 L-May 2015 0.4

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.693 0.2 0.004 0.22 L-Mar. 2015 0.2

Prescription drugs

1.351 0.1 0.001 0.24 S-Jan. 2015 -0.2

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.342 0.7 0.002 0.47 L-Feb. 2015 1.0

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.075 -0.4 0.000 0.39 - -

Recreation commodities(12)

1.960 -0.3 -0.006 0.17 S-Jan. 2015 -0.5

Video and audio products(12)

0.281 -1.0 -0.003 0.35 S-Apr. 2015 -1.1

Televisions

0.127 -1.5 -0.002 0.60 S-Apr. 2015 -2.6

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.029 -1.5 0.000 0.78 S-Dec. 2014 -4.5

Audio equipment

0.065 -0.8 -0.001 0.55 S-Jan. 2015 -1.0

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

0.043 0.1 0.000 0.62 L-May 2015 0.8

Pets and pet products(4)

0.645 -1.2 -0.007 0.30 S-EVER -

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

-2.0 0.33 S-EVER -

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

-0.5 0.43 S-Jan. 2015 -0.6

Sporting goods(4)

0.393 0.8 0.003 0.31 L-Apr. 2015 0.8

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.182 0.8 0.002 0.43 L-Apr. 2015 1.8

Sports equipment

0.206 1.1 0.002 0.44 L-Apr. 2012 1.5

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.055 1.0 0.001 0.96 L-Aug. 2014 1.2

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

-0.3 0.64 S-Apr. 2015 -1.7

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

1.3 1.06 L-Aug. 2014 1.4

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.217 0.4 0.001 0.48 L-May 2015 0.9

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.121 1.2 0.001 0.68 L-May 2015 1.7

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.094 -0.6 -0.001 0.59 S-Dec. 2014 -0.8

Other recreational goods(5)

0.369 0.0 0.000 0.48 L-Apr. 2015 0.2

Toys

0.268 -0.5 -0.001 0.59 L-Apr. 2015 0.1

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

-1.0 0.68 S-Feb. 2015 -2.8

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

0.050 1.1 0.001 1.32 L-Mar. 2015 1.1

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.041 1.9 0.001 0.42 L-EVER -

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.591 0.0 0.000 0.30 L-Jul. 2014 0.0

Educational books and supplies

0.200 0.7 0.001 0.45 L-Mar. 2015 0.7

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

0.7 0.41 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

Information technology commodities(12)

0.391 -0.4 -0.001 0.40 L-May 2015 -0.1

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.262 -0.3 -0.001 0.49 L-May 2015 -0.3

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.067 -1.5 -0.001 0.82 S-Dec. 2013 -1.7

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

0.062 0.6 0.000 0.84 L-Jul. 2014 0.7

Alcoholic beverages

0.999 0.0 0.000 0.16 L-May 2015 0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.584 0.0 0.000 0.23 L-May 2015 0.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 0.0 0.000 0.28 S-Feb. 2015 -0.5

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.072 0.3 0.000 0.39 L-May 2015 0.3

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

0.1 0.40 L-Apr. 2015 0.2

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(6)

-0.4 0.55 L-May 2015 0.3

Wine at home

0.244 0.1 0.000 0.44 L-Mar. 2015 0.3

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.415 0.0 0.000 0.18 L-May 2015 0.4

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

0.1 0.15 L-May 2015 0.1

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

0.2 0.24 L-May 2015 0.5

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

-0.1 0.20 S-Mar. 2015 -0.3

Other goods(12)

1.612 -0.1 -0.002 0.18 S-Apr. 2015 -0.3

Tobacco and smoking products

0.716 0.0 0.000 0.16 S-Apr. 2015 0.0

Cigarettes(5)

0.661 0.0 0.000 0.17 S-Apr. 2015 -0.1

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.050 0.2 0.000 0.53 S-May 2015 -0.6

Personal care products(4)

0.711 -0.1 -0.001 0.31 L-Feb. 2015 -0.1

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

0.365 0.0 0.000 0.46 L-May 2015 0.0

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

0.339 -0.3 -0.001 0.40 S-May 2015 -0.3

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.185 -0.6 -0.001 0.44 L-May 2015 0.4

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

-0.9 0.54 S-Mar. 2015 -1.5

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

-0.3 0.51 L-Mar. 2015 0.9

Services less energy services

58.343 0.2 0.123 0.04 S-May 2015 0.2

Shelter

32.759 0.4 0.117 0.06 L-Feb. 2007 0.4

Rent of shelter(16)

32.387 0.3 0.110 0.06 - -

Rent of primary residence(11)

7.148 0.3 0.024 0.04 S-May 2015 0.3

Lodging away from home(5)

0.937 2.5 0.022 1.89 L-Nov. 2013 2.9

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

0.170 0.6 0.001 0.04 L-Aug. 2009 0.6

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.767 3.0 0.021 2.30 L-Nov. 2013 3.5

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

24.302 0.3 0.070 0.03 S-May 2015 0.3

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

22.883 0.3 0.065 0.03 S-May 2015 0.3

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.372 0.3 0.001 0.31 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.222 0.1 0.002 0.13 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.948 0.1 0.001 0.16 S-Aug. 2013 0.0

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.274 0.1 0.000 0.17 L-May 2015 0.3

Household operations(4)(5)

0.853 0.1 0.000 0.14 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.276 0.0 0.000 0.12 - -

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.280 0.0 0.000 0.09 - -

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.123 0.4 0.000 0.59 S-Mar. 2015 -0.2

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.067 -0.7 0.000 0.12 S-Sep. 2012 -0.7

Medical care services

5.938 0.1 0.009 0.08 L-May 2015 0.2

Professional services

3.019 0.3 0.008 0.10 L-Apr. 2015 0.3

Physicians' services(11)

1.586 0.2 0.004 0.13 - -

Dental services(11)

0.808 0.3 0.003 0.11 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.279 -0.6 -0.002 0.38 S-Jan. 2015 -0.8

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.347 0.2 0.001 0.14 L-May 2015 0.2

Hospital and related services

2.170 0.0 -0.001 0.11 L-May 2015 0.5

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.864 -0.1 -0.001 0.12 L-May 2015 0.5

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

0.3 0.21 L-May 2015 0.4

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

-0.3 0.20 L-May 2015 0.6

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

0.175 0.1 0.000 0.10 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

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

0.131 0.0 0.000 0.10 S-Apr. 2015 0.0

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.749 0.1 0.000 0.08 L-May 2015 0.1

Transportation services

5.677 -0.2 -0.014 0.14 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.381 0.0 0.000 0.31 L-Mar. 2015 0.8

Car and truck rental(5)

0.072 1.8 0.001 1.50 L-May 2015 2.6

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.160 0.1 0.001 0.17 - -

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.056 0.2 0.000 0.14 L-May 2015 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.486 -0.2 -0.001 0.20 S-Feb. 2015 -0.2

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.586 0.2 0.001 0.27 - -

Motor vehicle insurance

2.308 0.6 0.014 0.23 L-Feb. 2015 0.9

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.560 1.4 0.008 0.11 L-Jan. 2012 1.4

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

0.309 2.3 0.007 0.08 L-Oct. 2009 3.2

Parking and other fees(5)

0.233 0.1 0.000 0.18 L-May 2015 0.2

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

0.4 0.24 L-Feb. 2015 0.8

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

-0.2 0.17 S-Sep. 2014 -0.7

Public transportation

1.195 -3.2 -0.037 0.36 S-Jul. 2014 -3.3

Airline fare

0.781 -5.6 -0.042 0.51 S-Dec. 1995 -6.8

Other intercity transportation

0.150 2.5 0.004 0.67 L-Sep. 2013 2.7

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

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

2.2 1.12 S-May 2015 -1.0

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

3.8 0.79 L-Sep. 2013 4.0

Intracity transportation(4)

0.260 0.0 0.000 0.06 S-May 2015 0.0

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

0.1 0.08 S-May 2015 0.0

Recreation services(12)

3.773 0.2 0.008 0.16 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Video and audio services(12)

1.559 0.2 0.003 0.13 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.470 0.1 0.002 0.13 S-May 2015 -0.3

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

0.089 0.9 0.001 0.90 L-May 2015 1.2

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

1.2 1.27 L-May 2015 1.8

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

0.1 0.29 L-May 2015 0.6

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.403 0.2 0.001 0.11 S-Apr. 2015 0.1

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

0.2 0.12 S-Mar. 2015 -0.1

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

0.2 0.12 S-Apr. 2015 0.2

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.060 0.9 0.001 0.39 L-Oct. 2013 1.1

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

0.2 0.14 L-May 2015 0.4

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

1.6 0.57 L-May 2010 1.8

Other recreation services(5)

1.750 0.2 0.004 0.33 S-Feb. 2015 0.1

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

0.609 0.5 0.003 0.45 S-May 2015 0.3

Admissions(4)

0.655 -0.1 -0.001 0.55 L-May 2015 0.9

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

0.2 0.52 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

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

-0.9 0.66 S-Mar. 2014 -1.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.210 0.0 0.000 0.18 S-Apr. 2015 -0.4

Education and communication services(12)

6.359 0.0 0.000 0.07 S-May 2015 -0.1

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.108 0.0 0.001 0.08 S-Jul. 2014 0.0

College tuition and fees

1.835 0.0 0.001 0.12 S-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.374 0.1 0.001 0.07 S-Jul. 2012 0.1

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.733 0.2 0.002 0.11 S-May 2015 0.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.039 0.2 0.000 0.10 L-May 2015 0.3

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.142 0.5 0.001 0.02 L-Feb. 2014 0.7

Postage(4)

0.128 0.4 0.000 0.00 - -

Delivery services(5)

0.014 1.5 0.000 0.18 L-Apr. 2013 1.6

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.400 0.2 0.006 0.10 L-Jan. 2014 0.4

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.560 0.3 0.004 0.12 L-Oct. 2012 0.3

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.840 0.1 0.001 0.13 S-Apr. 2015 -0.1

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.697 -1.1 -0.008 0.26 S-EVER -

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.763 0.0 0.000 0.08 S-Feb. 2015 -0.3

Personal care services(4)

0.639 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-Apr. 2015 0.1

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

0.639 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-Apr. 2015 0.1

Miscellaneous personal services

1.124 0.1 0.001 0.10 S-Apr. 2015 0.1

Legal services(9)

0.314 0.4 0.001 0.15 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.172 0.2 0.000 0.12 L-Apr. 2015 0.6

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.277 -0.2 0.000 0.11 S-Feb. 2013 -0.3

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

0.033 -0.4 0.000 0.17 S-Sep. 2014 -0.4

Financial services(4)(9)

0.233 -0.5 -0.001 0.28 S-Jun. 2014 -0.7

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

-0.7 0.02 S-Apr. 2012 -1.1

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

-0.6 0.39 S-Feb. 2015 -0.8

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.932 0.1 0.107 0.04 S-Apr. 2015 0.1

All items less shelter

67.241 0.0 0.015 0.04 S-Apr. 2015 0.0

All items less food and shelter

53.173 0.0 -0.009 0.05 S-Apr. 2015 0.0

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.854 0.0 -0.014 0.05 S-Dec. 2014 0.0

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

43.189 0.0 -0.004 0.05 S-Dec. 2014 0.0

All items less medical care

92.295 0.1 0.121 0.04 S-Apr. 2015 0.1

All items less energy

91.682 0.1 0.127 0.03 S-May 2015 0.1

Commodities

37.805 0.1 0.025 0.06 S-Apr. 2015 -0.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.605 -0.1 -0.017 0.10 - -

Commodities less food

23.736 0.0 0.001 0.07 S-Apr. 2015 -0.3

Commodities less food and beverages

22.737 0.0 0.001 0.08 S-Apr. 2015 -0.3

Services

62.195 0.2 0.100 0.05 S-May 2015 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(16)

29.808 0.0 -0.007 0.07 S-May 2015 0.0

Services less medical care services

56.258 0.2 0.102 0.05 S-May 2015 0.1

Durables

8.932 -0.3 -0.027 0.08 S-Dec. 2014 -0.3

Nondurables

28.872 0.1 0.040 0.07 S-Apr. 2015 -0.4

Nondurables less food

14.804 0.1 0.015 0.11 S-Apr. 2015 -0.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.805 0.1 0.013 0.11 S-Apr. 2015 -0.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.488 0.1 0.015 0.08 S-Apr. 2015 -0.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.487 0.1 0.017 0.07 S-Apr. 2015 -0.8

Housing

42.189 0.2 0.081 0.06 - -

Education and communication(5)

6.950 0.0 0.000 0.07 S-May 2015 -0.1

Education(5)

3.308 0.1 0.003 0.08 S-Sep. 2014 0.1

Communication(5)

3.642 -0.1 -0.003 0.10 - -

Information and information processing(5)

3.500 -0.1 -0.004 0.10 - -

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.100 -0.8 -0.009 0.23 S-Jan. 2015 -1.1

Recreation(5)

5.733 0.0 0.002 0.12 S-Feb. 2015 0.0

Video and audio(5)

1.840 0.0 0.000 0.14 S-May 2015 -0.2

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.048 -0.6 -0.007 0.20 S-EVER -

Photography(5)

0.116 1.0 0.001 0.54 L-Feb. 2013 1.0

Food and beverages

15.067 0.2 0.024 0.07 S-May 2015 0.0

Domestically produced farm food

6.951 0.3 0.018 0.13 S-May 2015 0.0

Other services

11.894 0.1 0.010 0.07 S-May 2015 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.606 0.2 0.004 0.48 L-Mar. 2015 0.4

Fuels and utilities

5.278 -0.6 -0.029 0.21 S-May 2015 -0.7

Household energy

4.055 -0.8 -0.030 0.27 S-May 2015 -1.0

Medical care

7.705 0.1 0.010 0.08 L-May 2015 0.2

Transportation

15.664 0.0 0.004 0.06 S-Apr. 2015 -0.3

Private transportation

14.469 0.3 0.041 0.07 S-Apr. 2015 -0.3

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.753 -0.3 -0.015 0.10 S-Nov. 2014 -0.3

Utilities and public transportation

10.140 -0.5 -0.048 0.13 S-Mar. 2015 -0.7

Household furnishings and operations

4.152 -0.2 -0.007 0.13 S-May 2015 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.375 0.0 0.000 0.09 S-Apr. 2015 0.0

Personal care

2.659 0.0 -0.001 0.11 S-Apr. 2015 -0.1

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 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, July 2015, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jun.
2015
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Jul. 2014-
Jul. 2015
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Jul. 2014-
Jul. 2015(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.2 0.08 L-Dec. 2014 0.8

Food

14.068 1.6 0.227 0.13 S-May 2015 1.6

Food at home

8.258 0.9 0.074 0.18 S-May 2015 0.6

Cereals and bakery products

1.135 1.3 0.015 0.40 - -

Cereals and cereal products

0.374 0.2 0.001 0.67 S-Jan. 2015 0.2

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -2.4 -0.001 0.84 S-May 2014 -2.7

Breakfast cereal

0.194 0.2 0.000 1.05 S-Jan. 2015 0.0

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.131 1.3 0.002 1.01 S-May 2015 0.9

Rice(4)(5)

-2.8 1.28 S-May 2015 -3.1

Bakery products

0.762 1.8 0.014 0.49 L-Sep. 2013 2.1

Bread(4)

0.227 1.3 0.003 0.84 S-May 2015 1.0

White bread(5)

2.4 1.17 S-May 2015 1.9

Bread other than white(5)

-0.3 1.26 S-May 2015 -0.7

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.113 3.3 0.004 1.13 L-Oct. 2013 3.3

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.187 2.4 0.004 1.20 L-Sep. 2013 3.6

Cookies(5)

2.3 1.51 L-Aug. 2014 2.7

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

2.9 1.71 L-Sep. 2013 3.0

Other bakery products

0.234 1.2 0.003 1.03 L-Jul. 2014 1.5

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

2.9 1.50 L-Jan. 2014 3.6

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

1.6 1.50 L-Mar. 2015 2.7

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

-1.2 1.38 S-Mar. 2015 -2.5

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.983 3.1 0.060 0.38 S-May 2015 2.1

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.838 1.7 0.030 0.40 S-Jul. 2013 1.7

Meats

1.198 3.1 0.036 0.51 S-Jan. 2014 2.5

Beef and veal

0.585 10.0 0.053 0.70 S-Mar. 2014 7.4

Uncooked ground beef

0.235 9.4 0.020 0.99 S-Mar. 2014 6.8

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.084 9.7 0.007 1.52 S-Mar. 2014 7.3

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.213 10.6 0.020 1.31 S-May 2015 10.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.052 11.0 0.005 1.35 S-May 2015 9.7

Pork

0.346 -6.7 -0.025 0.81 L-Apr. 2015 -3.7

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.131 -9.4 -0.014 1.18 L-Apr. 2015 -5.7

Bacon and related products(5)

-11.4 1.27 L-Apr. 2015 -9.0

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

-5.0 1.72 S-Jan. 2010 -5.9

Ham

0.073 -4.8 -0.004 1.93 S-Jan. 2010 -5.1

Ham, excluding canned(5)

-6.1 1.91 S-Dec. 2009 -8.8

Pork chops

0.059 -2.7 -0.002 1.66 L-Mar. 2015 0.9

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.084 -6.6 -0.006 1.74 S-Sep. 2012 -7.5

Other meats

0.267 3.1 0.008 0.88 - -

Frankfurters(5)

4.2 2.45 L-May 2015 4.4

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

2.9 1.08 L-May 2015 4.1

Lamb and organ meats(5)

6.2 2.53 L-Apr. 2015 9.1

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

3.3 4.22 L-Apr. 2015 5.7

Poultry

0.357 0.1 0.000 0.83 S-May 2015 0.1

Chicken(4)

0.289 -0.1 0.000 0.94 S-May 2015 -0.1

Fresh whole chicken(5)

1.6 1.98 S-May 2015 -1.1

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

-1.0 1.18 S-Oct. 2014 -1.1

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.069 1.2 0.001 1.61 L-May 2015 1.2

Fish and seafood

0.283 -2.2 -0.006 0.84 S-Mar. 2002 -2.7

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.145 -3.6 -0.005 1.49 S-Oct. 2009 -4.1

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.138 -0.8 -0.001 0.95 L-Apr. 2015 1.5

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

1.0 1.25 L-Apr. 2015 1.5

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

-1.3 1.70 L-Apr. 2015 2.1

Eggs

0.144 24.9 0.030 1.09 L-Apr. 2008 30.5

Dairy and related products

0.845 -1.6 -0.014 0.42 L-Apr. 2015 -0.7

Milk(4)

0.255 -5.8 -0.016 0.64 L-Mar. 2015 -4.5

Fresh whole milk(5)

-6.5 1.04 L-Apr. 2015 -6.1

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

-4.9 0.89 L-Mar. 2015 -4.1

Cheese and related products

0.272 -0.9 -0.002 0.81 L-Apr. 2015 0.3

Ice cream and related products

0.118 2.2 0.002 1.18 L-Apr. 2015 2.7

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.200 0.9 0.002 0.81 S-Jun. 2014 0.9

Fruits and vegetables

1.318 -1.9 -0.026 0.60 L-May 2015 -1.9

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.011 -2.9 -0.030 0.73 L-May 2015 -2.7

Fresh fruits

0.541 -4.4 -0.025 1.01 L-Feb. 2015 0.2

Apples

0.086 -10.4 -0.010 2.01 S-Nov. 2009 -14.8

Bananas

0.085 -0.9 -0.001 0.98 L-May 2015 0.1

Citrus fruits(4)

0.155 -0.1 0.000 2.67 L-Feb. 2015 0.1

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

1.7 2.41 L-Jan. 2015 2.9

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.215 -6.4 -0.014 1.57 S-Jul. 2012 -8.0

Fresh vegetables

0.470 -1.1 -0.005 0.92 S-Oct. 2014 -2.6

Potatoes

0.079 -1.7 -0.001 1.93 L-May 2015 0.2

Lettuce

0.068 -1.8 -0.001 2.31 S-Oct. 2014 -4.4

Tomatoes

0.081 0.1 0.000 1.99 L-May 2015 2.0

Other fresh vegetables

0.242 -1.1 -0.003 1.33 S-Nov. 2014 -2.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.307 1.3 0.004 0.64 L-Jul. 2013 1.6

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.160 1.6 0.003 1.05 L-Oct. 2014 1.7

Canned fruits(4)(5)

2.1 1.33 L-May 2015 2.2

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

1.9 1.44 L-Oct. 2014 2.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.089 -0.4 0.000 1.18 S-Sep. 2014 -0.5

Frozen vegetables(5)

-1.2 1.47 S-Apr. 2015 -1.4

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.058 3.2 0.002 1.17 L-Sep. 2012 4.5

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

3.6 2.10 S-Oct. 2014 3.1

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.939 1.3 0.012 0.45 - -

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.686 1.3 0.009 0.53 L-Apr. 2015 1.4

Carbonated drinks

0.281 0.9 0.003 0.84 L-Feb. 2015 0.9

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 3.4 0.000 1.20 L-Nov. 2013 4.2

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.391 1.4 0.006 0.83 S-Mar. 2015 1.3

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.253 1.5 0.004 0.78 S-Oct. 2014 1.3

Coffee

0.157 2.8 0.004 1.06 L-May 2015 4.2

Roasted coffee(5)

3.6 1.22 L-May 2015 4.9

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

-1.7 1.65 S-May 2014 -1.8

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.096 -0.6 -0.001 0.88 S-May 2015 -2.5

Other food at home

2.039 1.4 0.028 0.34 S-Jan. 2015 1.3

Sugar and sweets

0.302 4.5 0.013 0.76 L-May 2012 4.6

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 6.5 0.003 1.02 L-Oct. 2011 7.1

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.185 5.7 0.010 1.19 L-Apr. 2012 6.8

Other sweets(4)

0.060 -0.6 0.000 0.96 S-Apr. 2015 -0.6

Fats and oils

0.239 -2.3 -0.006 0.66 S-Jan. 2014 -2.5

Butter and margarine(4)

0.073 -1.7 -0.001 1.16 S-Nov. 2013 -2.1

Butter(5)

-1.3 1.61 S-Nov. 2013 -2.1

Margarine(5)

-1.1 1.36 S-May 2015 -1.1

Salad dressing(4)

0.060 -1.0 -0.001 1.06 S-Apr. 2015 -1.5

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.106 -3.4 -0.004 1.06 S-Apr. 2014 -4.0

Peanut butter(4)(5)

-4.0 1.50 S-Jan. 2015 -5.1

Other foods

1.498 1.4 0.020 0.40 S-Jan. 2015 1.2

Soups

0.101 -0.3 0.000 1.38 S-May 2015 -1.1

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.281 0.6 0.002 0.91 S-Jun. 2014 -0.2

Snacks

0.330 2.5 0.008 1.07 S-May 2015 2.1

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.298 2.9 0.008 0.90 S-May 2015 2.1

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

4.9 1.35 S-May 2015 3.6

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

5.2 2.00 L-Dec. 2012 6.5

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

2.3 1.34 S-May 2015 0.9

Other condiments(5)

3.1 1.74 L-Apr. 2015 3.4

Baby food(4)

0.053 -0.5 0.000 0.77 S-Jan. 2011 -1.2

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.434 0.6 0.003 0.70 - -

Prepared salads(6)(5)

3.0 1.20 L-May 2015 3.0

Food away from home

5.810 2.7 0.152 0.17 S-Sep. 2014 2.7

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.810 2.7 0.073 0.23 S-May 2015 2.7

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.403 3.0 0.071 0.29 S-Nov. 2014 3.0

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.209 -2.9 -0.006 0.64 S-EVER -

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

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.064 2.4 0.001 1.22 S-Apr. 2015 2.1

Other food away from home(4)

0.325 3.9 0.012 0.44 - -

Energy

8.318 -14.8 -1.436 0.17 L-Dec. 2014 -10.6

Energy commodities

4.466 -22.4 -1.287 0.19 L-Dec. 2014 -20.5

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.203 -24.0 -0.062 0.81 S-Feb. 2015 -29.3

Fuel oil

0.121 -29.7 -0.049 0.82 S-Feb. 2015 -31.2

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.082 -14.0 -0.013 1.48 S-Mar. 2015 -15.6

Motor fuel

4.263 -22.3 -1.225 0.20 L-Dec. 2014 -20.8

Gasoline (all types)

4.199 -22.3 -1.202 0.20 L-Dec. 2014 -21.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

-22.9 0.46 L-Dec. 2014 -21.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

-20.9 0.52 L-Dec. 2014 -19.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

-18.7 0.38 L-Dec. 2014 -18.3

Other motor fuels(4)

0.064 -27.0 -0.023 0.26 S-Apr. 2015 -28.8

Energy services(10)

3.853 -3.7 -0.149 0.30 S-Sep. 2012 -3.8

Electricity(10)

3.079 -0.7 -0.022 0.38 S-Nov. 2012 -0.7

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.773 -14.2 -0.127 0.49 S-May 2015 -15.4

All items less food and energy

77.613 1.8 1.379 0.10 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.270 -0.5 -0.096 0.24 S-Feb. 2015 -0.5

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.299 -1.3 -0.045 0.30 - -

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.263 -5.1 -0.014 1.12 S-Mar. 2011 -5.3

Floor coverings(4)

0.047 0.2 0.000 1.00 S-Apr. 2014 -0.8

Window coverings(4)

0.049 -7.1 -0.004 1.32 L-May 2015 -6.6

Other linens(4)

0.166 -5.9 -0.010 1.68 S-Apr. 2013 -7.6

Furniture and bedding

0.761 -0.4 -0.003 0.70 L-Apr. 2015 0.0

Bedroom furniture

0.265 -2.0 -0.005 1.13 - -

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

0.359 0.8 0.003 1.16 L-Nov. 2012 0.8

Other furniture(4)

0.127 0.0 0.000 1.75 - -

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

Appliances(4)

0.267 -3.9 -0.011 0.92 S-Apr. 2015 -3.9

Major appliances(4)

0.144 -6.0 -0.009 1.24 S-Mar. 2015 -7.1

Laundry equipment(5)

-6.6 1.34 S-Mar. 2015 -7.1

Other appliances(4)

0.119 -1.2 -0.001 1.22 S-Apr. 2015 -2.0

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.472 -3.5 -0.017 0.97 S-Dec. 2014 -3.9

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.250 -5.4 -0.014 1.78 S-Dec. 2014 -5.8

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.107 -0.1 0.000 1.42 S-Oct. 2014 -0.3

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.043 -3.4 -0.002 2.60 S-Mar. 2015 -4.4

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.072 -1.5 -0.001 1.20 L-Oct. 2013 -0.8

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.703 0.2 0.002 0.69 S-Apr. 2015 0.1

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.186 0.5 0.001 1.14 S-Mar. 2015 0.4

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.365 0.1 0.000 0.82 S-Apr. 2015 -0.4

Housekeeping supplies

0.834 -0.3 -0.002 0.45 L-May 2015 -0.3

Household cleaning products(4)

0.331 1.0 0.003 0.73 L-Aug. 2012 1.3

Household paper products(4)

0.243 -0.9 -0.002 0.95 L-Apr. 2015 -0.9

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.260 -1.2 -0.003 0.87 S-Sep. 2013 -1.3

Apparel

3.317 -1.6 -0.054 1.10 L-May 2015 -1.5

Men's and boys' apparel

0.848 -3.2 -0.027 1.58 S-Mar. 2010 -3.9

Men's apparel

0.669 -3.0 -0.020 1.68 S-Dec. 2014 -3.0

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.109 -0.8 -0.001 4.45 L-Sep. 2014 2.0

Men's furnishings

0.187 -4.4 -0.008 1.95 S-Jan. 2015 -4.4

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.191 -6.8 -0.013 3.27 S-Mar. 2010 -7.8

Men's pants and shorts

0.174 1.7 0.003 2.93 S-Dec. 2014 1.1

Boys' apparel

0.180 -3.9 -0.007 3.15 S-Apr. 2013 -3.9

Women's and girls' apparel

1.413 -2.2 -0.031 2.28 L-Apr. 2015 -2.2

Women's apparel

1.197 -1.9 -0.023 2.36 L-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Women's outerwear

0.096 1.3 0.001 6.49 L-Feb. 2015 4.1

Women's dresses

0.149 0.7 0.001 11.82 L-Apr. 2015 2.7

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.562 -3.3 -0.018 2.53 L-Nov. 2014 -3.0

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

0.381 -1.7 -0.007 2.23 L-Mar. 2015 0.0

Girls' apparel

0.216 -3.6 -0.008 5.34 L-Apr. 2015 -3.4

Footwear

0.711 0.7 0.005 1.58 S-Jun. 2014 -1.2

Men's footwear

0.216 -1.1 -0.003 2.42 S-Mar. 2014 -1.2

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.173 1.2 0.002 2.48 S-Apr. 2014 -0.8

Women's footwear

0.322 1.6 0.005 2.86 L-Jan. 2015 2.8

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.132 1.5 0.002 2.06 L-Oct. 2014 2.5

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.212 -1.4 -0.003 1.91 L-Jan. 2014 -1.1

Watches(8)

0.047 0.5 0.000 2.38 S-Mar. 2015 0.2

Jewelry(8)

0.166 -1.9 -0.003 2.38 L-Jan. 2014 -1.7

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.724 0.1 0.006 0.23 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

New vehicles

3.525 0.7 0.026 0.34 S-Feb. 2015 0.6

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

0.8 0.32 S-May 2015 0.8

New cars(5)

0.0 0.35 S-Jan. 2015 -0.2

New trucks(13)(5)

1.5 0.35 S-May 2015 1.5

Used cars and trucks

1.665 -1.1 -0.019 0.12 S-Mar. 2015 -1.3

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.425 -0.6 -0.003 0.42 S-Apr. 2015 -0.7

Tires

0.278 -1.4 -0.004 0.58 S-May 2015 -1.4

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.147 0.9 0.001 0.51 S-May 2014 0.9

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

1.3 0.66 - -

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

0.7 0.81 L-May 2015 1.4

Medical care commodities

1.767 3.1 0.053 0.64 S-Nov. 2014 3.1

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.693 3.2 0.053 0.66 S-Oct. 2014 2.8

Prescription drugs

1.351 4.4 0.058 0.82 S-Oct. 2014 4.1

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.342 -1.2 -0.004 0.81 L-May 2015 -0.7

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.075 -0.9 -0.001 1.18 S-Jan. 2015 -1.0

Recreation commodities(11)

1.960 -2.5 -0.050 0.45 L-Oct. 2014 -2.2

Video and audio products(11)

0.281 -7.8 -0.024 0.71 L-Jun. 2014 -6.7

Televisions

0.127 -12.3 -0.017 1.27 L-Apr. 2014 -11.7

Other video equipment(4)

0.029 -5.4 -0.002 2.04 S-May 2015 -5.5

Audio equipment

0.065 -5.0 -0.003 1.54 L-Jun. 2014 -2.4

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.043 -2.3 -0.001 1.31 L-Feb. 2015 -2.3

Pets and pet products

0.645 -0.6 -0.004 0.75 S-Aug. 2014 -1.4

Pet food(4)(5)

-1.7 0.73 S-Jul. 2010 -1.8

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

0.6 1.57 L-Mar. 2015 1.0

Sporting goods

0.393 -0.9 -0.004 0.98 L-Oct. 2014 -0.8

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.182 1.6 0.003 1.25 L-Jul. 2013 1.9

Sports equipment

0.206 -3.0 -0.006 1.25 L-Mar. 2015 -2.8

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.055 -6.0 -0.004 2.13 L-Mar. 2015 -5.5

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

0.1 3.72 S-Jun. 2011 -0.9

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

-7.2 2.32 L-Mar. 2015 -7.1

Recreational reading materials

0.217 1.8 0.004 1.23 L-Feb. 2015 1.9

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.121 3.0 0.004 1.55 L-Mar. 2015 3.2

Recreational books(4)

0.094 0.4 0.000 1.76 S-May 2015 -0.8

Other recreational goods(4)

0.369 -5.0 -0.019 1.31 L-May 2015 -4.5

Toys

0.268 -6.5 -0.019 1.52 S-Mar. 2015 -6.9

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

-5.1 1.31 S-Mar. 2015 -5.3

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.050 -2.0 -0.001 3.78 L-Dec. 2014 0.1

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.041 2.1 0.001 1.24 L-Dec. 2014 2.4

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.591 -4.5 -0.028 0.87 - -

Educational books and supplies

0.200 5.4 0.010 1.22 L-May 2015 5.8

College textbooks(14)(5)

5.7 1.32 L-May 2015 6.2

Information technology commodities(11)

0.391 -8.9 -0.038 1.09 S-Apr. 2015 -9.0

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.262 -9.4 -0.027 1.27 L-Nov. 2014 -8.0

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.067 -2.3 -0.002 1.91 S-Oct. 2014 -3.5

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

0.062 -13.0 -0.009 3.25 S-Apr. 2015 -13.4

Alcoholic beverages

0.999 1.1 0.011 0.31 L-May 2015 1.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.584 0.3 0.002 0.46 L-May 2015 0.3

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 1.2 0.003 0.51 L-Nov. 2014 1.3

Distilled spirits at home

0.072 -0.1 0.000 0.63 S-Mar. 2014 -0.2

Whiskey at home(5)

-0.2 1.12 - -

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

0.2 1.00 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

Wine at home

0.244 -0.5 -0.001 0.86 L-May 2015 0.2

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.415 2.3 0.009 0.42 L-May 2015 2.5

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

2.1 0.55 L-May 2015 2.4

Wine away from home(4)(5)

2.3 0.80 L-May 2015 2.4

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

3.9 0.61 S-May 2015 3.7

Other goods(11)

1.612 0.7 0.011 0.40 L-May 2015 0.9

Tobacco and smoking products

0.716 3.5 0.024 0.44 L-Jun. 2014 4.3

Cigarettes(4)

0.661 3.6 0.023 0.46 L-Jun. 2014 4.5

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.050 2.1 0.001 1.26 L-Apr. 2015 2.2

Personal care products

0.711 -0.8 -0.006 0.79 S-Aug. 2011 -1.4

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

0.365 0.1 0.000 1.10 S-Dec. 2014 -0.3

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.339 -1.8 -0.006 1.18 S-Oct. 2000 -1.9

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.185 -4.0 -0.008 1.06 S-Sep. 2004 -5.5

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

-3.8 1.13 S-Jul. 2004 -4.5

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

-6.0 1.47 L-May 2015 -1.8

Services less energy services

58.343 2.6 1.475 0.11 L-Jul. 2014 2.6

Shelter

32.759 3.1 0.995 0.16 L-Jan. 2008 3.1

Rent of shelter(15)

32.387 3.1 0.986 0.16 L-Jan. 2008 3.1

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.148 3.6 0.247 0.17 L-Nov. 2008 3.6

Lodging away from home(4)

0.937 2.9 0.028 2.00 L-Apr. 2015 5.1

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

0.170 2.9 0.005 0.26 L-Feb. 2015 2.9

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.767 2.9 0.023 2.41 L-Apr. 2015 5.6

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

24.302 3.0 0.711 0.16 - -

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

22.883 3.0 0.668 0.16 L-Aug. 2007 3.0

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.372 2.5 0.009 0.95 S-Feb. 2014 2.5

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.222 4.3 0.051 0.47 S-Nov. 2014 4.3

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.948 5.3 0.048 0.55 S-Nov. 2014 5.1

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.274 1.1 0.003 0.61 - -

Household operations(4)

0.853 3.2 0.027 0.38 S-Jan. 2015 3.0

Domestic services(4)

0.276 1.4 0.004 0.42 - -

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.280 3.8 0.010 0.58 S-Sep. 2014 2.7

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.123 6.6 0.008 1.30 S-May 2015 5.4

Repair of household items(4)

0.067 3.0 0.002 0.70 S-Nov. 2014 3.0

Medical care services

5.938 2.3 0.135 0.24 - -

Professional services

3.019 2.1 0.061 0.30 L-Dec. 2013 2.1

Physicians' services(10)

1.586 2.5 0.038 0.46 L-Apr. 2013 2.7

Dental services(10)

0.808 2.7 0.021 0.54 L-Jan. 2014 2.8

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.279 -0.1 0.000 0.74 S-May 2015 -0.4

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.347 0.5 0.002 0.56 S-EVER -

Hospital and related services

2.170 3.2 0.067 0.41 S-Mar. 2015 3.1

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.864 3.3 0.060 0.46 S-Dec. 1998 3.1

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

2.8 0.91 S-Jul. 2013 2.8

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

3.2 0.63 S-Feb. 1998 3.2

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

0.175 3.3 0.006 0.44 S-May 2015 3.2

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.131 0.9 0.001 0.74 - -

Health insurance(7)

0.749 0.9 0.007 0.25 L-Dec. 2013 0.9

Transportation services

5.677 2.1 0.114 0.31 L-Feb. 2015 2.2

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.381 -0.8 -0.003 1.26 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Car and truck rental(4)

0.072 4.1 0.003 2.42 L-Nov. 2014 4.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.160 1.8 0.021 0.33 S-Mar. 2015 1.8

Motor vehicle body work

0.056 1.0 0.001 0.68 L-Jan. 2015 1.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.486 1.2 0.006 0.44 S-Mar. 2015 1.2

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.586 2.5 0.014 0.53 L-Apr. 2015 2.6

Motor vehicle insurance

2.308 5.4 0.120 0.59 L-Apr. 2015 5.4

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.560 1.8 0.010 0.45 L-Sep. 2013 1.9

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

0.309 1.1 0.004 0.66 L-Feb. 2014 1.1

Parking and other fees(4)

0.233 2.5 0.006 0.47 L-May 2014 2.6

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

2.8 0.63 L-Feb. 2015 2.8

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

0.9 0.75 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Public transportation

1.195 -3.1 -0.037 0.75 L-Feb. 2015 -1.9

Airline fare

0.781 -5.6 -0.043 0.98 S-May 2015 -6.6

Other intercity transportation

0.150 0.3 0.000 1.86 L-Apr. 2014 0.6

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

-3.4 1.59 S-Aug. 2014 -5.3

Ship fare(4)(5)

0.1 2.34 L-Aug. 2014 0.3

Intracity transportation

0.260 2.2 0.006 0.22 S-Mar. 2015 1.4

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

2.5 0.59 S-Mar. 2015 1.3

Recreation services(11)

3.773 2.0 0.076 0.52 S-May 2015 1.9

Video and audio services(11)

1.559 1.2 0.018 0.39 L-Apr. 2015 1.5

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.470 1.4 0.020 0.40 L-Apr. 2015 1.8

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

0.089 -1.6 -0.001 1.79 L-May 2015 -1.5

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

-7.0 2.46 L-May 2015 -5.4

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

4.5 0.99 L-Aug. 2012 5.3

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.403 3.6 0.014 0.44 L-Jan. 2012 4.5

Pet services(4)(5)

2.2 1.08 L-Feb. 2015 2.2

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

3.8 0.58 L-May 2015 3.8

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.060 0.8 0.000 1.18 L-Apr. 2015 1.1

Photographer fees(4)(5)

-0.1 0.77 L-May 2015 0.7

Film processing(4)(5)

2.5 1.23 L-Feb. 2015 3.5

Other recreation services(4)

1.750 2.5 0.043 1.03 S-May 2015 2.3

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

0.609 1.7 0.011 1.34 S-May 2015 -0.2

Admissions

0.655 3.0 0.019 1.31 S-Feb. 2015 2.4

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

1.4 0.98 S-Feb. 2015 1.4

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

7.2 1.47 S-Apr. 2015 6.4

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.210 1.9 0.004 0.60 S-May 2015 1.8

Education and communication services(11)

6.359 0.5 0.033 0.19 S-May 2015 0.5

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.108 3.7 0.113 0.31 - -

College tuition and fees

1.835 3.5 0.062 0.45 L-Jan. 2015 3.6

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.374 3.8 0.014 0.42 S-Aug. 2014 3.8

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.733 4.5 0.031 0.52 L-Apr. 2009 4.5

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.039 1.6 0.001 0.48 - -

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.142 0.0 0.000 0.35 - -

Postage

0.128 0.0 0.000 0.38 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.014 0.3 0.000 0.53 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Telephone services(4)

2.400 -2.7 -0.066 0.30 L-Mar. 2015 -2.6

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.560 -5.1 -0.085 0.39 L-Apr. 2015 -5.1

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.840 2.3 0.019 0.42 L-Sep. 2014 2.3

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.697 -1.9 -0.013 0.75 S-May 2011 -1.9

Other personal services(11)

1.763 2.6 0.045 0.29 S-May 2015 1.9

Personal care services

0.639 2.9 0.018 0.43 L-Dec. 2008 3.0

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.639 2.8 0.018 0.43 - -

Miscellaneous personal services

1.124 2.5 0.028 0.40 S-May 2015 2.2

Legal services(8)

0.314 1.3 0.004 0.66 L-May 2015 1.3

Funeral expenses(8)

0.172 2.0 0.003 0.63 L-May 2014 2.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.277 2.7 0.007 0.42 S-May 2015 2.0

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.033 1.3 0.000 0.68 S-Dec. 2012 1.3

Financial services(8)

0.233 4.5 0.010 1.01 S-May 2015 4.0

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

2.3 0.60 S-May 2015 2.3

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

5.3 1.40 S-May 2015 5.0

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.932 -0.1 -0.057 0.09 - -

All items less shelter

67.241 -1.2 -0.825 0.10 - -

All items less food and shelter

53.173 -1.9 -1.052 0.12 L-Dec. 2014 -1.2

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.854 0.9 0.384 0.13 - -

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

43.189 0.9 0.403 0.14 - -

All items less medical care

92.295 0.0 -0.018 0.08 L-Dec. 2014 0.6

All items less energy

91.682 1.8 1.605 0.08 - -

Commodities

37.805 -3.0 -1.156 0.13 - -

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.605 -0.4 -0.077 0.27 - -

Commodities less food

23.736 -5.5 -1.383 0.19 L-Dec. 2014 -5.0

Commodities less food and beverages

22.737 -5.8 -1.395 0.20 L-Dec. 2014 -5.2

Services

62.195 2.2 1.326 0.10 - -

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.808 1.2 0.340 0.12 - -

Services less medical care services

56.258 2.2 1.191 0.11 L-Apr. 2015 2.2

Durables

8.932 -1.0 -0.087 0.19 S-Mar. 2015 -1.2

Nondurables

28.872 -3.6 -1.069 0.16 L-Dec. 2014 -2.0

Nondurables less food

14.804 -8.1 -1.296 0.26 L-Dec. 2014 -6.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.805 -8.7 -1.307 0.28 L-Dec. 2014 -7.3

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.488 -10.7 -1.253 0.17 L-Dec. 2014 -8.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.487 -9.8 -1.242 0.15 L-Dec. 2014 -8.0

Housing

42.189 2.0 0.817 0.13 - -

Education and communication(4)

6.950 0.1 0.005 0.20 - -

Education(4)

3.308 3.8 0.123 0.30 - -

Communication(4)

3.642 -3.1 -0.118 0.25 S-Feb. 2005 -3.1

Information and information processing(4)

3.500 -3.3 -0.118 0.26 S-Feb. 2005 -3.3

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.100 -4.5 -0.052 0.66 S-Dec. 2011 -4.5

Recreation(4)

5.733 0.4 0.025 0.35 L-Jul. 2014 0.4

Video and audio(4)

1.840 -0.3 -0.005 0.36 L-Feb. 2015 -0.2

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.048 1.0 0.010 0.48 S-Apr. 2015 1.0

Photography(4)

0.116 -2.5 -0.003 1.30 L-Mar. 2015 -2.1

Food and beverages

15.067 1.6 0.238 0.12 S-May 2015 1.6

Domestically produced farm food

6.951 1.0 0.069 0.20 S-May 2015 0.6

Other services

11.894 1.3 0.154 0.20 S-May 2015 1.1

Apparel less footwear

2.606 -2.3 -0.059 1.32 L-May 2015 -2.3

Fuels and utilities

5.278 -2.9 -0.160 0.23 S-Dec. 2009 -3.0

Household energy

4.055 -5.0 -0.211 0.29 S-Nov. 2009 -5.3

Medical care

7.705 2.5 0.188 0.24 - -

Transportation

15.664 -6.6 -1.105 0.16 L-Dec. 2014 -6.2

Private transportation

14.469 -6.9 -1.068 0.16 L-Dec. 2014 -6.4

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.753 0.1 0.009 0.25 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Utilities and public transportation

10.140 -1.8 -0.181 0.17 S-May 2015 -1.8

Household furnishings and operations

4.152 -0.4 -0.018 0.25 S-Mar. 2015 -0.6

Other goods and services

3.375 1.7 0.056 0.25 - -

Personal care

2.659 1.2 0.032 0.31 S-May 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: August 19, 2015
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