Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release

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 8:30 a.m. (EST) January 20, 2016               USDL-16-0109

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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – DECEMBER 2015

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.1 percent
 in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
 reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 0.7
 percent before seasonal adjustment.

 The indexes for energy and food both declined for the second month in a row,
 leading to the decline in the seasonally adjusted all items index. The energy
 index fell 2.4 percent as all major component energy indexes declined. The
 food index fell 0.2 percent as the index for food at home decreased 0.5 percent,
 led by a sharp decline in the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs.  

 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in December, its
 smallest increase since August. The index for shelter continued to rise, and
 the indexes for medical care, household furnishings and operations, motor
 vehicle insurance, education, used cars and trucks, and tobacco also increased
 in December. However, a number of indexes declined, including those for
 apparel, airline fares, personal care, new vehicles, and communication. 

 The all items index rose 0.7 percent over the last 12 months, compared to the
 0.5 percent 12 month increase for the period ending November. The food index
 rose 0.8 percent over the last 12 months, though the index for food at home
 declined. The energy index fell 12.6 percent, with all its major components
 decreasing. The index for all items less food and energy increased 2.1 percent
 over the last 12 months.

 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.
                              June  July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.   ended 
                              2015  2015  2015  2015  2015  2015  2015   Dec.  
                                                                         2015  
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................    .3    .1   -.1   -.2    .2    .0   -.1       .7
  Food......................    .3    .2    .2    .4    .1   -.1   -.2       .8
   Food at home.............    .4    .3    .3    .3    .1   -.3   -.5      -.4
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .0    .2    .5    .2    .2    .1      2.6
  Energy....................   1.7    .1  -2.0  -4.7    .3  -1.3  -2.4    -12.6
   Energy commodities.......   3.1    .7  -4.1  -8.6    .4  -2.4  -4.0    -20.0
    Gasoline (all types)....   3.4    .9  -4.1  -9.0    .4  -2.4  -3.9    -19.7
    Fuel oil (1)............  -1.9  -3.4  -8.1  -2.4  -1.1  -1.3  -7.8    -31.4
   Energy services..........    .2   -.6    .5   -.4    .2   -.1   -.8     -4.3
    Electricity.............    .2   -.4    .3   -.5    .4    .3   -.4     -1.2
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............    .3  -1.4   1.2   -.3   -.7  -1.9  -2.3    -14.9
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .1    .1    .2    .2    .2    .1      2.1
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....   -.1   -.1   -.1    .0   -.1   -.2   -.1      -.4
    New vehicles............    .1   -.2    .0   -.1   -.2    .1   -.1       .2
    Used cars and trucks....   -.4   -.6   -.4   -.2   -.3   -.1    .1       .4
    Apparel.................   -.1    .3    .3   -.3   -.8   -.3   -.2      -.9
    Medical care commodities    .0    .1    .3   -.2    .2    .3   -.1      1.5
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .3    .2    .1    .3    .3    .3    .2      2.9
    Shelter.................    .3    .4    .2    .3    .3    .2    .2      3.2
    Transportation services     .4   -.2   -.3    .1    .2    .6    .3      2.6
    Medical care services...   -.2    .1    .0    .3    .8    .4    .1      2.9

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.




 Consumer Price Index Data for December 2015

 Food

 The food index decreased 0.2 percent in December, after declining 0.1 percent
 in November. The food at home index fell 0.5 percent, its largest decline
 since March 2015. Five of the six major grocery store food group indexes
 declined in December. The meats, poultry, fish, and eggs index declined the
 most, falling 1.4 percent, its largest decrease since August 1979. The index
 for beef fell 2.4 percent and the eggs index declined 3.4 percent. The index
 for fruits and vegetables fell 0.5 percent in December after rising in each
 of the last 5 months. The fresh vegetables index rose 0.4 percent but the
 index for fresh fruits declined 1.0 percent. The index for other food at home
 fell 0.3 percent in December, and the indexes for cereals and bakery products
 and for nonalcoholic beverages both fell 0.1 percent. The only major grocery
 store food group index to rise in December was dairy and related products,
 which increased 0.1 percent. The index for food at home has declined 0.4
 percent over the past year, with the indexes for dairy and related products
 and for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs both falling over the past 12 months
 and more than offsetting increases in the other major grocery store food group
 indexes. The index for food away from home increased 0.1 percent in December
 and has risen 2.6 percent over the last 12 months. 

 Energy

 The energy index fell 2.4 percent in December following a 1.3 percent decline
 in November. The gasoline index declined 3.9 percent, its fourth decline in
 the last 5 months. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices declined 5.9
 percent in December.) The fuel oil index continued to decline, falling 7.8
 percent in December, its seventh consecutive decrease. The index for natural
 gas fell 2.3 percent in December, and the electricity index fell 0.4 percent
 after rising in October and November. All the energy component indexes have
 declined over the past year, with the fuel oil index falling 31.4 percent and
 the gasoline index decreasing 19.7 percent.   

 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in December.
 The shelter index increased 0.2 percent in December, the same increase as the
 prior month. The indexes for rent and for owners' equivalent rent both increased
 0.2 percent, while the index for lodging away from home turned down, falling 0.5
 percent after rising in each of the three previous months. The medical care index
 rose 0.1 percent in December, although the indexes for physicians' services and
 for hospital services were both unchanged. The index for motor vehicle insurance
 rose 0.5 percent in December after increasing 1.1 percent in November. The index
 for household furnishings and operations rose 0.2 percent in December after
 declining in October and November. The index for used cars and trucks also turned
 up in December, rising 0.1 percent after falling in each of the 7 previous months.
 The indexes for tobacco and for education both increased in December, each rising
 0.3 percent. In contrast, several indexes declined in December. The apparel index
 fell 0.2 percent, its fourth decline in a row. The index for airline fares, which
 rose in October and November, fell 1.1 percent in December. The indexes for
 personal care, new vehicles, communication, and alcoholic beverages all declined
 slightly in December, each falling 0.1 percent. The recreation index was unchanged.

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 2.1 percent over the past
 12 months, its highest 12-month change since the period ending July 2012. The
 indexes for shelter, medical care, motor vehicle insurance, education, and tobacco
 are among those that have increased more than 2.1 percent. The indexes for 
 personal care, new vehicles, used cars and trucks, alcoholic beverages, and 
 recreation have all increased, but less than 2.1 percent. The indexes for apparel,
 airline fare, communication, and household furnishings and operations have all
 declined over the past 12 months.     

 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.7 percent
 over the last 12 months to an index level of 236.525 (1982-84=100). For the month,
 the index declined 0.3 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.  

 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
 increased 0.4 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 230.791
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index declined 0.4 percent prior to seasonal
 adjustment.  

 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) increased 0.3
 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index declined 0.5 percent on
 a not seasonally adjusted basis. Please note that the indexes for the past 10 to 12
 months are subject to revision.  

 Year in Review

 The CPI rose 0.7 percent in 2015, a slightly smaller increase than the 0.8 percent
 rise in 2014 and the second smallest December-December increase in the last 50 years.
 The index has increased at a 1.9 percent annual rate over the last 10 years. 

 The energy index declined sharply for the second year in a row, falling 12.6 percent
 in 2015 after a 10.6 percent decline in 2014. All the major component energy indexes
 declined in 2015. The fuel oil index declined the most, falling 31.4 percent after
 decreasing 19.1 percent in 2014. The gasoline index fell 19.7 percent after a 21.0
 percent decline the previous year. The index for natural gas, which rose for the 
 first time in six years in 2014, declined 14.9 percent in 2015. The electricity index
 declined for the first time since 2012, falling 1.2 percent in 2015. After the recent
 declines, the energy index has risen only at a 0.2 percent annual rate over the last
 10 years. 

 The index for food rose 0.8 percent in 2015. This compares to a 3.4 percent increase
 in 2014 and is the smallest increase since a decline in 2009. The index for food at
 home fell in 2015, declining 0.4 percent. This is only the third time it has declined
 in the past 50 years (1976 and 2009 are the other years it declined). Four of the six
 major grocery store food group indexes increased in 2015, but none of the increases
 were large. The index for cereals and bakery products rose 1.0 percent after
 increasing 0.5 percent in 2014, and the index for other food at home also rose 1.0
 percent. The index for fruits and vegetables, which rose 3.2 percent in 2014, advanced
 only 0.6 percent in 2015. The index for nonalcoholic beverages also rose in 2015,
 increasing 0.3 percent after advancing 0.7 percent the prior year. However, the index
 for dairy and related products fell in 2015, declining 3.9 percent following a 5.3
 percent increase in 2014. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs also turned
 down in 2015, falling 2.2 percent after a 9.2 percent increase the prior year. The
 index for beef and veal fell 4.3 percent in 2015 after increasing 18.7 percent in
 2014. The index for food away from home rose 2.6 percent in 2015, in between its 2.1
 percent increase in 2013 and 3.0 percent increase in 2014. Over the last 10 years the
 food index has risen at an annual rate of 2.5 percent, with the food at home index
 rising at a 2.3 percent rate and the food away from home index increasing at a 2.8
 percent rate.   

 The index for all items less food and energy accelerated in 2015, increasing 2.1
 percent after a 1.6 percent increase in 2014. It has risen at a 1.9 percent rate over
 the past 10 years. The shelter index continued to accelerate, increasing 3.2 percent
 in 2015 after rising 2.5 percent in 2013 and 2.9 percent in 2014. The rent index rose
 3.7 percent, while the index for owners' equivalent rent advanced 3.1 percent. The
 index for medical care, however, posted a smaller increase in 2015, rising 2.6 percent
 after a 3.0 percent increase the prior year. Within the medical care group, the index
 for prescription drugs rose 2.4 percent, while the hospital services index increased
 4.2 percent. The index for motor vehicle insurance rose 5.7 percent in 2015 after
 increasing 4.7 percent in 2014. The education index increased 3.7 percent, and the
 personal care index rose 1.4 percent. Several indexes posted very modest increases in
 2015: The new vehicles index rose 0.2 percent, following a 0.5 percent advance the
 prior year. The index for used cars and trucks, which declined in 2014, rose 0.4
 percent in 2015. The recreation index rose 0.7 percent, and the index for alcoholic
 beverages increased 0.5 percent. 

 A number of indexes declined in 2015. The apparel index decreased 0.9 percent after
 falling 2.0 percent in 2014. The index for airline fares fell for the third year in a
 row, declining 3.0 percent. The index for household furnishings and operations
 decreased slightly in 2015, falling 0.1 percent, also its third consecutive decline.
 The communication index fell 0.6 percent in 2015, its sixth consecutive yearly decline.   


	
 The Consumer Price Index for January 2016 is scheduled to be released on Friday,
 February 19, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. (EST). 















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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 2014."  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                                      0.003x100
 Equals percent change                                                        0.3





 A Note on the Use of Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data

 Introduction

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

 For analyzing short-term price trends in the economy, seasonally adjusted changes are usually
 preferred since they eliminate the effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and
 in about the same magnitude every year—such as price movements resulting from changing
 climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers, holidays, and sales. This allows
 data users to focus on changes that are not typical for the time of year.  The unadjusted data
 are of primary interest to consumers concerned about the prices they actually pay. Unadjusted
 data are also used extensively for escalation purposes. Many collective bargaining contract
 agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation changes to the Consumer Price Index
 before adjustment for seasonal variation. BLS advises against the use of seasonally adjusted
 data in escalation agreements because seasonally adjusted series are revised annually.

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

 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2015, BLS adjusted 33 series using Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity
 and vehicles. For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel series to offset the effects
 of events such as the response in crude oil markets to the worldwide economic downturn in 2008.

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

 Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based upon certain statistical criteria.
 Using these criteria, BLS economists determine whether a series should change its status: from "not
 seasonally adjusted" to "seasonally adjusted," or vice versa. If any of the 82 components of the U.S.
 city average all items index change their seasonal adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to not
 seasonally adjusted, not seasonally adjusted data will be used in the aggregation of the dependent
 series for the last five years, but the seasonally adjusted indexes before that period will not be
 changed. Thirty-two of the 82 components of the U.S. city average all items index are not seasonally
 adjusted for 2015.

 Contact Information
 
 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please write to the Bureau of Labor
 Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact Justin
 Yarros or Samuel An at (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at 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. 

 Recalculated Seasonally Adjusted Indexes to be Available on February 17, 2016

 Each year with the release of the January CPI, seasonal adjustment factors are recalculated to
 reflect price movements from the just-completed calendar year. This routine annual recalculation
 may result in revisions to seasonally adjusted indexes for the previous 5 years. BLS will make
 available recalculated seasonally adjusted indexes, as well as recalculated seasonal adjustment
 factors, for the period January 2011 through December 2015, on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. This
 date is two working days before the scheduled release of the January 2016 CPI on Friday,
 February 19, 2016.

 The revised indexes and seasonal factors will be available on the internet. The address is
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm. Look under Seasonal Adjustment in the CPI and select Revised
 Seasonally Adjusted Indexes and Factors, 2011-2015.

 For further information please contact Samuel An by electronic mail at An.Samuel@bls.gov or by
 telephone at (202) 691-6970 or Justin Yarros by electronic mail at Yarros.Justin@bls.gov or by
 telephone at (202) 691-5415.






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

All items

100.000 234.812 237.336 236.525 0.7 -0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Food

14.239 245.976 248.306 247.903 0.8 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Food at home

8.329 242.457 242.240 241.375 -0.4 -0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.5

Cereals and bakery products

1.139 270.635 273.752 273.245 1.0 -0.2 0.8 -0.5 -0.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.978 261.055 259.141 255.298 -2.2 -1.5 -0.5 -0.6 -1.4

Dairy and related products(1)

0.853 229.870 220.613 220.848 -3.9 0.1 -0.2 -0.6 0.1

Fruits and vegetables

1.367 297.429 298.037 299.078 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.6 -0.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.948 166.978 167.498 167.482 0.3 0.0 0.2 -0.5 -0.1

Other food at home

2.045 206.831 209.315 208.915 1.0 -0.2 0.1 -0.3 -0.3

Food away from home(1)

5.909 252.628 258.805 259.097 2.6 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Energy

7.168 209.785 189.267 183.378 -12.6 -3.1 0.3 -1.3 -2.4

Energy commodities

3.538 230.195 195.291 184.048 -20.0 -5.8 0.4 -2.4 -4.0

Fuel oil(1)

0.102 303.844 226.289 208.561 -31.4 -7.8 -1.1 -1.3 -7.8

Motor fuel

3.352 225.165 191.680 180.452 -19.9 -5.9 0.4 -2.5 -4.0

Gasoline (all types)

3.297 223.404 190.701 179.496 -19.7 -5.9 0.4 -2.4 -3.9

Energy services(2)

3.630 199.592 191.941 190.918 -4.3 -0.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.8

Electricity(2)

2.883 204.275 202.479 201.787 -1.2 -0.3 0.4 0.3 -0.4

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.747 182.908 157.750 155.746 -14.9 -1.3 -0.7 -1.9 -2.3

All items less food and energy

78.594 238.775 244.075 243.779 2.1 -0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.268 145.127 145.624 144.522 -0.4 -0.8 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Apparel

3.390 123.942 127.039 122.792 -0.9 -3.3 -0.8 -0.3 -0.2

New vehicles

3.520 146.524 146.804 146.817 0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.1 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.588 141.957 143.247 142.474 0.4 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1 0.1

Medical care commodities

1.786 349.750 356.286 355.030 1.5 -0.4 0.2 0.3 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages

1.011 238.856 240.512 240.128 0.5 -0.2 0.6 -0.1 -0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.731 916.707 943.157 949.439 3.6 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.3

Services less energy services

59.326 296.021 304.441 304.699 2.9 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.2

Shelter

33.349 273.598 281.932 282.394 3.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.321 280.874 290.322 291.204 3.7 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2

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

24.781 281.288 289.480 290.133 3.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Medical care services

6.050 468.393 481.894 481.983 2.9 0.0 0.8 0.4 0.1

Physicians' services(2)

1.612 361.659 370.599 370.324 2.4 -0.1 0.0 1.1 0.0

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.912 282.547 294.765 294.377 4.2 -0.1 2.0 -0.2 0.0

Transportation services

5.725 286.585 294.800 294.081 2.6 -0.2 0.2 0.6 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.171 268.588 272.090 272.967 1.6 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3

Motor vehicle insurance

2.392 448.933 471.933 474.392 5.7 0.5 -0.2 1.1 0.5

Airline fare

0.711 287.175 294.143 278.658 -3.0 -5.3 1.5 1.2 -1.1

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, December 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2015
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2014-
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2015
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2015-
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2015
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2015-
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2015
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2015-
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2015

All items

100.000 0.7 -0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Food

14.239 0.8 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Food at home

8.329 -0.4 -0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.5

Cereals and bakery products

1.139 1.0 -0.2 0.8 -0.5 -0.1

Cereals and cereal products

0.369 0.8 0.2 1.3 -1.2 0.4

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.046 -1.9 0.3 -0.7 -0.9 -0.1

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.194 0.2 0.7 2.4 -1.0 0.7

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.129 2.7 -0.7 1.4 -0.8 -0.7

Rice(1)(2)(3)

-1.3 -1.6 2.2 0.1 -1.6

Bakery products

0.770 1.1 -0.4 0.4 0.0 -0.4

Bread(2)

0.229 0.6 -0.2 0.2 0.4 -0.8

White bread(1)(3)

1.0 0.7 -0.5 -0.2 0.7

Bread other than white(1)(3)

0.2 -1.1 0.3 0.9 -1.1

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

0.117 1.6 -0.5 0.6 0.3 -0.5

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.191 2.3 -0.1 -0.1 -1.0 0.8

Cookies(1)(3)

0.4 -0.1 -0.6 -2.2 0.8

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

4.6 -0.2 1.4 0.2 -0.2

Other bakery products

0.233 0.3 -0.7 0.9 0.3 -0.9

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

-0.7 -3.0 0.2 0.8 -3.0

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

0.8 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.1

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

0.2 0.1 1.7 0.2 -0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.978 -2.2 -1.5 -0.5 -0.6 -1.4

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.826 -3.4 -1.6 -0.1 -0.3 -1.2

Meats

1.191 -3.8 -1.8 -0.2 -0.6 -1.3

Beef and veal(1)

0.565 -4.3 -2.4 -1.0 -1.4 -2.4

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.227 -5.3 -1.9 -0.8 -1.2 -1.9

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.081 -7.1 -3.6 -1.0 -1.3 -3.6

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.206 -2.2 -2.8 -1.2 -1.8 -2.8

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.051 -3.5 -0.5 -1.3 -0.8 -0.5

Pork

0.350 -7.1 -2.3 0.9 -0.1 -0.8

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.137 -3.7 -2.3 2.1 1.2 -1.6

Bacon and related products(3)

-0.5 -2.7 3.4 1.4 -1.3

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

-8.0 -1.5 -0.3 -0.5 -1.0

Ham

0.071 -10.5 -3.4 1.1 -1.4 0.2

Ham, excluding canned(3)

-11.9 -3.5 1.5 -1.8 0.7

Pork chops

0.058 -7.2 0.8 1.0 -0.9 1.4

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.083 -9.5 -3.7 -0.1 -1.3 -2.1

Other meats

0.277 1.8 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.1

Frankfurters(3)

4.6 1.5 1.7 -1.0 1.4

Lunchmeats(2)(3)

2.4 0.1 0.0 0.8 0.1

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

-1.2 -1.4 0.9 -1.4 -1.4

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

-1.8 -3.8 1.3 -1.3 -3.8

Poultry

0.354 -2.2 -1.4 0.5 0.5 -1.3

Chicken(1)(2)

0.287 -3.1 -1.7 0.4 0.3 -1.7

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

-3.6 -1.6 0.7 1.4 -1.6

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

-3.2 -1.7 0.6 0.0 -1.7

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.067 2.0 -0.3 1.8 0.4 -0.3

Fish and seafood(1)

0.281 -3.4 -1.1 -0.8 0.2 -0.6

Fresh fish and seafood(2)

0.143 -3.5 -1.2 -0.8 0.0 -0.5

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.137 -3.3 -0.9 -1.0 0.6 -0.8

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

1.3 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.4

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

-7.2 -2.1 -2.0 0.7 -1.7

Eggs

0.152 14.8 -0.1 -4.8 -3.8 -3.4

Dairy and related products(1)

0.853 -3.9 0.1 -0.2 -0.6 0.1

Milk(1)(2)

0.256 -7.9 0.6 -0.7 -0.6 0.6

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

-9.0 0.5 -0.1 -1.0 0.5

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

-7.2 0.9 -0.9 -0.7 0.9

Cheese and related products

0.275 -3.7 -0.6 -0.8 0.0 -0.3

Ice cream and related products

0.122 -0.9 0.6 0.0 -0.6 0.2

Other dairy and related products(1)(2)

0.200 -0.6 0.1 -0.3 -0.9 0.1

Fruits and vegetables

1.367 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.6 -0.5

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.067 0.8 0.5 1.1 0.4 -0.4

Fresh fruits

0.576 1.1 -0.1 1.6 -0.1 -1.0

Apples

0.085 5.7 1.7 3.5 2.2 2.8

Bananas

0.086 0.6 0.6 -0.3 1.2 0.0

Citrus fruits(2)

0.156 1.5 -5.6 2.0 1.4 -0.6

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

2.4 -7.1 2.8 0.1 -0.1

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.249 -0.5 2.5 -0.5 0.5 -1.5

Fresh vegetables

0.491 0.4 1.3 0.5 0.9 0.4

Potatoes

0.075 -0.1 -0.7 2.6 -2.2 0.8

Lettuce

0.075 8.6 3.0 1.2 0.5 3.7

Tomatoes(1)

0.090 -10.3 0.6 2.3 4.7 0.6

Other fresh vegetables

0.251 2.6 1.7 -0.4 1.5 0.8

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.300 -0.2 -0.4 -1.5 1.2 -1.0

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.155 -0.5 -0.2 -2.3 1.3 -0.7

Canned fruits(2)(3)

1.6 -1.1 -1.1 1.4 -2.2

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

-2.0 0.4 -3.1 0.7 0.1

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.088 -0.4 -0.7 -0.4 0.2 -0.6

Frozen vegetables(3)

-0.8 -0.4 -0.7 0.0 -0.5

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.058 1.1 -0.4 -0.4 1.1 -0.9

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

-0.2 -0.3 0.0 0.0 -0.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.948 0.3 0.0 0.2 -0.5 -0.1

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.697 0.7 -0.1 0.3 -0.6 -0.2

Carbonated drinks

0.283 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 0.2

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 0.3 0.3 0.3 -0.8 0.3

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(2)

0.400 1.0 -0.2 0.8 -0.8 -0.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.251 -0.7 0.3 -0.3 -0.7 0.7

Coffee

0.154 -1.5 0.0 -0.5 -1.2 0.7

Roasted coffee(3)

-0.3 -0.4 -0.4 -0.8 0.8

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

-4.7 0.8 -1.1 -0.1 0.8

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.098 0.5 0.7 0.0 1.0 0.7

Other food at home

2.045 1.0 -0.2 0.1 -0.3 -0.3

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.303 2.6 -0.1 -0.7 -0.5 -0.1

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.055 3.1 -0.1 -0.5 -1.4 -0.4

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.189 2.9 -0.4 -0.4 0.1 -0.4

Other sweets(2)

0.059 1.2 0.9 -0.9 1.5 0.7

Fats and oils

0.240 -0.6 0.7 1.0 -1.2 0.7

Butter and margarine(2)

0.075 0.3 0.8 4.0 -2.3 1.2

Butter(3)

-0.5 0.8 5.3 -3.1 1.4

Margarine(3)

1.7 1.9 2.2 0.0 1.7

Salad dressing(2)

0.061 1.6 1.4 0.3 -1.2 1.0

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.103 -2.5 0.2 -0.8 0.0 0.1

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

-3.7 1.7 -0.1 -2.8 1.7

Other foods

1.502 1.0 -0.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.5

Soups

0.095 1.5 -1.6 1.6 -1.7 -0.5

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.282 -0.3 -0.4 -0.3 -0.4 -0.4

Snacks(1)

0.333 1.9 0.0 -0.5 0.1 0.0

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.298 1.4 -1.6 0.1 0.6 -1.8

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

2.7 -1.8 1.9 -0.5 -1.5

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

2.5 -1.1 1.5 -2.0 -1.1

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

1.2 0.3 -1.5 0.7 -0.7

Other condiments(3)

2.8 0.1 -0.1 -1.0 1.0

Baby food(1)(2)

0.054 -0.5 0.8 -0.6 -0.4 0.8

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.441 0.8 0.3 0.9 0.2 0.3

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

3.8 0.0 0.4 0.9 0.0

Food away from home(1)

5.909 2.6 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.854 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.444 2.5 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.220 5.0 0.1 1.3 0.1 0.2

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

4.6 0.0 2.3 -0.1 0.2

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

0.064 2.2 0.5 -0.2 0.1 0.5

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.328 4.1 0.3 0.0 0.4 0.3

Energy

7.168 -12.6 -3.1 0.3 -1.3 -2.4

Energy commodities

3.538 -20.0 -5.8 0.4 -2.4 -4.0

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.186 -23.2 -4.0 0.8 -0.2 -4.0

Fuel oil(1)

0.102 -31.4 -7.8 -1.1 -1.3 -7.8

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

0.084 -11.6 0.8 2.1 -1.2 -0.9

Motor fuel

3.352 -19.9 -5.9 0.4 -2.5 -4.0

Gasoline (all types)

3.297 -19.7 -5.9 0.4 -2.4 -3.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

-20.6 -6.1 0.4 -2.6 -4.2

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

-17.0 -6.2 1.9 -3.2 -4.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

-14.5 -4.2 -0.2 0.3 -1.0

Other motor fuels(2)

0.055 -30.4 -4.7 -0.8 -0.2 -2.4

Energy services(8)

3.630 -4.3 -0.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.8

Electricity(8)

2.883 -1.2 -0.3 0.4 0.3 -0.4

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.747 -14.9 -1.3 -0.7 -1.9 -2.3

All items less food and energy

78.594 2.1 -0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.268 -0.4 -0.8 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.274 -1.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 0.1

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

0.259 -0.5 1.3 -0.8 0.3 1.3

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.047 0.9 0.5 0.8 -0.1 0.5

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.049 -4.0 3.4 -0.8 0.9 3.4

Other linens(1)(2)

0.163 0.3 0.8 -1.2 0.2 0.8

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.754 -0.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.264 0.4 0.6 -0.1 0.6 0.6

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

0.353 -2.3 -0.5 0.2 -0.5 -0.5

Other furniture(2)

0.127 0.9 0.6 -1.0 -0.6 0.4

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

Appliances(2)

0.258 -3.4 0.0 -0.5 -1.3 0.2

Major appliances(2)

0.138 -4.1 0.7 -1.5 -1.6 0.5

Laundry equipment(3)

-4.3 -0.9 -0.3 -2.7 -0.4

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.116 -2.6 -0.9 0.3 -0.8 -0.9

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.465 -2.5 -0.6 0.2 -2.0 -0.4

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.243 -4.5 0.1 0.4 -3.2 0.1

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.108 1.7 -0.7 0.9 0.2 -1.1

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.043 3.3 -2.1 -0.1 -2.7 -2.1

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.071 -5.0 -2.0 -0.3 -1.2 -1.4

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.700 -0.8 -0.4 0.8 -0.4 -0.3

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.184 -2.5 -0.5 0.3 -1.0 -0.5

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.365 0.0 -0.4 0.7 -0.3 -0.1

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.838 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.3 0.1

Household cleaning products(2)

0.331 0.0 0.6 -0.7 -0.2 0.4

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.246 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.5 -0.1

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.260 -0.3 -0.4 0.0 0.4 -0.4

Apparel

3.390 -0.9 -3.3 -0.8 -0.3 -0.2

Men's and boys' apparel

0.857 1.2 -2.6 -1.0 0.2 0.8

Men's apparel

0.667 1.1 -2.2 -2.1 -0.3 1.6

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.105 -4.0 -6.1 0.1 -4.7 -1.7

Men's furnishings

0.187 2.8 0.7 -0.6 2.3 3.8

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.204 0.3 -4.7 -2.5 -1.8 0.0

Men's pants and shorts

0.164 3.6 0.2 -2.6 0.7 2.5

Boys' apparel

0.190 1.3 -4.3 2.9 1.8 -2.2

Women's and girls' apparel

1.459 -2.2 -4.6 -0.7 -0.7 -0.6

Women's apparel

1.232 -2.2 -5.0 -0.4 -0.9 -0.8

Women's outerwear

0.117 -6.2 -6.6 0.8 -5.0 -2.5

Women's dresses

0.153 -9.5 -9.5 -3.6 0.1 -2.7

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.573 -1.5 -6.4 1.1 -0.8 -0.6

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

0.380 1.0 -0.5 -1.3 -1.4 1.5

Girls' apparel

0.227 -2.4 -2.5 -2.9 0.2 0.0

Footwear

0.724 -1.0 -2.0 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1

Men's footwear(1)

0.217 -1.4 -2.0 -0.5 0.4 -2.0

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.175 -2.6 -2.1 0.6 -1.2 -1.2

Women's footwear

0.332 0.1 -1.9 -0.8 -0.6 1.0

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.142 0.1 -5.5 -2.2 1.0 -4.5

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.208 -0.7 -0.7 -0.5 -1.1 0.9

Watches(1)(6)

0.047 0.8 -1.6 1.4 -1.3 -1.6

Jewelry(6)

0.162 -1.0 -0.4 -1.1 -1.4 1.8

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.643 0.2 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.0

New vehicles

3.520 0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.1 -0.1

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

New cars(3)

-0.4 0.1 -0.2 -0.2 0.0

New trucks(3)(11)

0.7 0.0 -0.2 0.2 -0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.588 0.4 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.428 -0.3 0.2 -0.9 0.5 0.2

Tires(1)

0.279 -0.6 0.2 -0.7 0.4 0.2

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.148 0.3 0.1 -1.3 0.7 0.1

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

0.7 0.0 -1.2 0.8 0.0

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

-0.7 1.1 -2.4 0.9 1.1

Medical care commodities

1.786 1.5 -0.4 0.2 0.3 -0.1

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.712 1.7 -0.4 0.0 0.1 -0.4

Prescription drugs

1.367 2.4 -0.3 0.1 0.4 -0.3

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.345 -1.3 -0.6 0.1 -0.2 -0.6

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.074 -1.8 -0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.4

Recreation commodities(9)

1.942 -2.9 -0.7 -0.1 -0.6 -0.6

Video and audio products(9)

0.272 -7.3 -2.5 -0.2 -1.2 -2.3

Televisions

0.118 -13.8 -3.9 -1.3 -1.5 -4.0

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.029 -4.0 -3.2 0.5 -2.9 -3.2

Audio equipment

0.065 -2.3 -1.7 -0.2 0.4 -1.0

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

0.043 0.0 -0.1 2.5 -1.6 -0.1

Pets and pet products(1)

0.639 -1.8 0.1 0.0 -0.8 0.1

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

-1.5 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.2

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

-2.4 0.2 -0.7 -1.7 0.2

Sporting goods(1)

0.394 -0.9 -0.4 -0.6 -0.4 -0.4

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.179 -1.0 -0.9 -1.6 -0.4 -0.9

Sports equipment

0.209 -0.8 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.7

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.055 -6.2 -2.0 0.3 -0.3 0.5

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

-4.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

-6.5 -2.6 0.1 -0.2 0.1

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.221 1.9 0.2 -0.3 0.2 0.2

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.124 0.5 -0.6 0.2 -0.4 -0.6

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.096 3.7 1.3 -0.9 1.0 1.3

Other recreational goods(2)

0.361 -5.7 -1.5 0.1 -0.5 -1.5

Toys

0.258 -7.8 -2.0 -0.4 -0.4 -1.9

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

-5.2 -1.3 0.2 -0.3 -0.9

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

0.051 2.0 0.4 2.3 -0.5 0.4

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.041 -0.9 -1.0 0.9 -0.5 -1.0

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.590 -3.2 -0.8 -0.1 -0.4 -0.4

Educational books and supplies

0.208 4.4 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.8

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

5.3 0.6 0.7 0.3 0.6

Information technology commodities(9)

0.381 -6.9 -1.5 -0.4 -1.0 -1.1

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.256 -6.3 -1.5 -0.9 -0.7 -0.9

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.067 -1.2 -0.8 0.5 -1.2 -0.8

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

0.059 -15.2 -2.4 0.7 -1.9 -2.4

Alcoholic beverages

1.011 0.5 -0.2 0.6 -0.1 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.592 -0.1 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 -0.3

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.274 1.1 0.0 1.0 -0.4 0.0

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.072 -0.4 -0.2 0.5 0.3 0.2

Whiskey at home(1)(3)

0.0 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.1

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(3)

-0.7 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.4

Wine at home

0.246 -1.2 -0.8 1.3 -0.2 -0.6

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.419 1.4 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

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

1.6 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.3

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

0.8 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1

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

3.4 -0.2 0.1 0.4 -0.2

Other goods(9)

1.632 1.0 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.0

Tobacco and smoking products

0.731 3.6 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.3

Cigarettes(2)

0.674 3.7 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.4

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.051 1.5 0.0 0.9 0.2 0.0

Personal care products(1)

0.717 0.1 -0.1 0.6 -0.2 -0.1

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

0.366 0.0 -0.2 0.3 -0.2 -0.2

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

0.344 0.1 0.1 1.0 -0.2 0.1

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.184 -4.7 -1.2 0.5 -1.6 -0.9

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

-3.0 -0.2 0.7 -0.8 -0.1

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

-3.6 -1.5 0.2 -0.4 -1.5

Services less energy services

59.326 2.9 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.2

Shelter

33.349 3.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Rent of shelter(13)

32.973 3.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Rent of primary residence(8)

7.321 3.7 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2

Lodging away from home(2)

0.871 1.9 -2.9 0.8 1.0 -0.5

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

0.176 3.0 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.3

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.695 1.6 -3.7 0.9 1.2 -0.7

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

24.781 3.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

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

23.334 3.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.376 1.9 0.5 0.0 0.3 0.5

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.253 3.8 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.3

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.974 4.3 0.2 -0.1 0.4 0.3

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.279 2.1 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.1

Household operations(1)(2)

0.863 3.4 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.5

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.278 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.1

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.283 2.5 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.2

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.126 12.9 2.9 0.4 0.0 4.4

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.068 2.3 -0.4 0.5 0.8 -0.4

Medical care services

6.050 2.9 0.0 0.8 0.4 0.1

Professional services

3.057 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0

Physicians' services(8)

1.612 2.4 -0.1 0.0 1.1 0.0

Dental services(8)

0.817 2.8 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.278 -0.6 0.4 0.3 -0.5 0.4

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.349 -0.3 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0

Hospital and related services

2.222 4.0 -0.1 1.8 -0.1 0.1

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.912 4.2 -0.1 2.0 -0.2 0.0

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

4.2 -0.1 2.3 -0.3 0.1

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

3.4 -0.1 1.7 -0.4 0.0

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

0.177 3.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

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

0.133 1.8 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.5

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.771 3.8 0.3 1.2 0.7 0.3

Transportation services

5.725 2.6 -0.2 0.2 0.6 0.3

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.389 0.3 1.3 -0.1 1.4 1.6

Car and truck rental(2)

0.068 -8.5 -3.0 -0.4 -4.3 -4.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.171 1.6 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.057 1.5 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.490 0.8 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.2

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.592 2.4 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.5

Motor vehicle insurance

2.392 5.7 0.5 -0.2 1.1 0.5

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.572 2.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

0.318 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Parking and other fees(2)

0.236 1.6 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

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

2.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

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

0.6 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Public transportation

1.133 -1.0 -3.0 1.3 0.5 -0.3

Airline fare

0.711 -3.0 -5.3 1.5 1.2 -1.1

Other intercity transportation

0.154 2.2 2.5 1.5 -1.6 0.5

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

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

-3.7 3.8 -0.4 1.0 3.8

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

6.2 1.4 1.7 0.3 1.4

Intracity transportation(1)

0.264 2.5 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.0

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

2.8 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.0

Recreation services(9)

3.792 2.5 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.3

Video and audio services(9)

1.569 1.9 0.2 0.6 0.3 0.4

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.479 1.8 0.0 0.8 0.4 0.3

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

0.090 3.5 2.3 -2.0 -1.0 2.3

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

3.7 3.3 -3.2 -1.5 3.3

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

2.8 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.410 4.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.4

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

3.1 0.1 -0.2 0.3 0.1

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

4.6 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.4

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.062 1.7 0.3 1.6 -0.8 0.3

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

1.1 0.0 2.4 0.0 0.0

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

2.4 0.2 0.6 -1.7 0.2

Other recreation services(2)

1.750 2.8 0.2 0.1 -0.3 0.2

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

0.600 0.5 -0.3 -0.7 -0.9 -0.3

Admissions(1)

0.659 4.4 0.4 0.9 0.0 0.4

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

4.4 1.4 0.2 0.6 1.4

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

5.0 -1.7 1.5 -0.6 -1.7

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.215 3.2 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3

Education and communication services(9)

6.505 1.9 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.1

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.204 3.6 -0.1 0.4 0.3 0.2

College tuition and fees

1.898 3.5 0.0 0.6 0.3 0.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.387 3.7 0.0 0.4 0.5 0.3

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.748 4.1 -0.3 0.2 0.2 0.0

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.039 1.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.143 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.4

Postage(1)

0.129 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.4

Delivery services(2)

0.014 0.8 0.2 -2.0 1.4 1.0

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.455 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.0

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.608 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.7 0.0

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.847 2.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Internet services and electronic information providers(2)

0.692 -1.5 0.1 0.8 0.3 0.2

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.789 2.6 -0.1 0.3 0.2 -0.1

Personal care services(1)

0.647 2.4 -0.2 0.1 0.4 -0.2

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

0.647 2.4 -0.2 0.1 0.4 -0.2

Miscellaneous personal services

1.142 2.7 -0.1 0.4 0.2 0.1

Legal services(6)

0.323 2.9 -0.1 0.0 0.3 -0.1

Funeral expenses(1)(6)

0.176 2.4 -0.5 0.6 0.0 -0.5

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.281 3.0 0.2 0.7 0.2 0.2

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

0.034 2.2 0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.1

Financial services(1)(6)

0.232 2.7 -0.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.3

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

0.5 0.1 0.0 -0.6 0.1

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

3.7 -0.3 0.4 0.0 -0.3

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, December 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Nov.
2015
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2014
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2014-
Dec.
2015
Nov.
2015-
Dec.
2015
Sep.
2015-
Oct.
2015
Oct.
2015-
Nov.
2015
Nov.
2015-
Dec.
2015

All items less food

85.761 233.079 235.633 234.758 0.7 -0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.1

All items less shelter

66.651 222.267 222.526 221.203 -0.5 -0.6 0.2 -0.1 -0.3

All items less food and shelter

52.412 216.110 215.878 214.341 -0.8 -0.7 0.2 -0.1 -0.3

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.244 219.531 223.085 222.345 1.3 -0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1

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

43.656 224.183 227.870 227.132 1.3 -0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1

All items less medical care

92.164 224.921 227.042 226.213 0.6 -0.4 0.2 0.0 -0.1

All items less energy

92.832 239.186 244.023 243.711 1.9 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Commodities

37.044 181.926 179.825 178.016 -2.1 -1.0 0.0 -0.4 -0.6

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.679 146.109 146.536 145.398 -0.5 -0.8 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Commodities less food

22.806 152.990 149.282 146.994 -3.9 -1.5 0.0 -0.5 -0.7

Commodities less food and beverages

21.794 149.965 146.120 143.787 -4.1 -1.6 -0.1 -0.5 -0.8

Services

62.956 287.129 294.118 294.263 2.5 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.1

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.983 311.948 317.405 317.175 1.7 -0.1 0.4 0.3 0.1

Services less medical care services

56.906 273.341 279.865 280.013 2.4 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.2

Durables

8.808 108.500 107.926 107.599 -0.8 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1

Nondurables

28.236 218.358 215.413 212.773 -2.6 -1.2 0.3 0.1 -0.2

Nondurables less food

13.997 194.603 187.637 183.309 -5.8 -2.3 0.3 0.2 -0.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.986 191.838 184.361 179.800 -6.3 -2.5 0.3 0.2 -0.4

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.596 238.493 224.255 219.395 -8.0 -2.2 0.4 0.4 -0.4

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.607 237.355 224.602 220.164 -7.2 -2.0 0.5 0.4 -0.3

Housing

42.555 234.658 239.325 239.514 2.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Education and communication(2)

7.095 137.410 139.527 139.388 1.4 -0.1 0.3 0.3 0.1

Education(2)

3.412 236.066 244.865 244.777 3.7 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.3

Communication(2)

3.683 80.681 80.355 80.227 -0.6 -0.2 0.2 0.3 -0.1

Information and information processing(2)

3.540 76.846 76.521 76.393 -0.6 -0.2 0.2 0.3 -0.1

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.085 8.182 7.932 7.896 -3.5 -0.5 0.4 -0.2 -0.3

Recreation(2)

5.733 114.875 115.763 115.625 0.7 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.0

Video and audio(2)

1.841 98.702 99.414 99.181 0.5 -0.2 0.5 0.1 0.0

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.049 166.919 167.276 167.652 0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.4 0.2

Photography(2)

0.117 76.047 75.036 74.457 -2.1 -0.8 1.0 -0.5 0.4

Food and beverages

15.250 245.585 247.870 247.468 0.8 -0.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.2

Domestically produced farm food

7.015 251.370 251.236 250.262 -0.4 -0.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.4

Other services

12.086 335.162 342.467 342.517 2.2 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.2

Apparel less footwear

2.666 116.574 119.967 115.521 -0.9 -3.7 -0.9 -0.4 -0.3

Fuels and utilities

5.069 231.150 224.606 223.521 -3.3 -0.5 0.2 0.0 -0.6

Household energy

3.816 197.092 187.674 186.361 -5.4 -0.7 0.2 -0.1 -0.9

Medical care

7.836 439.720 451.371 451.072 2.6 -0.1 0.7 0.4 0.1

Transportation

14.720 199.777 194.404 191.528 -4.1 -1.5 0.1 -0.4 -0.8

Private transportation

13.587 194.641 188.675 186.117 -4.4 -1.4 0.0 -0.4 -0.9

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.672 99.544 99.778 99.686 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Utilities and public transportation

9.949 213.925 213.226 212.126 -0.8 -0.5 0.3 0.3 -0.4

Household furnishings and operations

4.137 122.237 121.994 122.100 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.2

Other goods and services

3.421 410.642 418.351 418.298 1.9 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.0

Personal care

2.690 218.850 222.367 221.928 1.4 -0.2 0.5 0.0 -0.1

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, December 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Dec. 2015 from: Percent change to Nov. 2015 from:
Dec.
2014
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Nov.
2014
Sep.
2015
Oct.
2015

U.S. city average

M

0.7 -0.6 -0.3 0.5 -0.3 -0.2

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

0.5 -0.3 -0.4 0.3 -0.1 0.0

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.6 -0.4 -0.4 0.6 -0.1 0.1

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

M

0.0 -0.3 -0.2 -0.4 -0.3 0.0

Midwest urban

M

0.0 -1.0 -0.6 -0.2 -0.5 -0.5

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.1 -0.9 -0.6 0.0 -0.5 -0.4

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

M

-0.3 -1.1 -0.6 -0.5 -0.6 -0.6

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

0.1 -1.3 -0.8 0.0 -0.4 -0.5

South urban

M

0.5 -0.6 -0.4 0.3 -0.2 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.8 -0.5 -0.3 0.6 -0.2 -0.2

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

M

0.3 -0.6 -0.4 0.0 -0.3 -0.2

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

0.1 -0.5 -0.5 0.1 0.2 0.0

West urban

M

1.8 -0.4 -0.1 1.5 -0.2 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.2 -0.3 -0.1 1.9 0.0 -0.2

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

M

0.5 -0.7 -0.1 0.1 -0.6 -0.5

Size classes

A(4)

M

1.1 -0.5 -0.3 0.9 -0.2 -0.1

B/C(3)

M

0.2 -0.7 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3

D

M

0.8 -0.6 -0.5 0.7 -0.1 -0.1

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

0.0 -1.0 -0.6 0.2 -0.5 -0.4

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

2.0 -0.2 -0.1 1.6 0.1 0.0

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

M

0.7 -0.6 -0.4 0.6 -0.3 -0.2

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

1

0.8 0.7

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

-0.4 -0.5

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

0.0 -0.2

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

1

0.6 -0.3

Atlanta, GA

2

1.4 -0.6

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

-0.1 -1.2

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

0.4 -0.8

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

1.6 -0.1

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

2

-0.2 -0.6

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

3.2 -0.3

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

2.2 -0.2

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

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


Table 5. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) and the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, all items index, December 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

(r)0.8 0.8 (r)1.7 2.0

March 2013

(r)0.3 0.3 (r)1.3 1.5

April 2013

(r)-0.1 -0.1 (r)0.9 1.1

May 2013

(r)0.2 0.2 (r)1.1 1.4

June 2013

(r)0.2 0.2 (r)1.5 1.8

July 2013

(r)0.0 0.0 (r)1.7 2.0

August 2013

(r)0.1 0.1 (r)1.3 1.5

September 2013

(r)0.1 0.1 (r)1.0 1.2

October 2013

(r)-0.3 -0.3 (r)0.7 1.0

November 2013

(r)-0.2 -0.2 (r)1.0 1.2

December 2013

(r)-0.1 0.0 (r)1.3 1.5

January 2014

(r)0.4 0.4 (r)1.4 1.6

February 2014

(r)0.4 0.4 (r)1.0 1.1

March 2014

(r)0.6 0.6 (r)1.4 1.5

April 2014

(r)0.3 0.3 (r)1.8 2.0

May 2014

(r)0.3 0.3 (r)1.9 2.1

June 2014

(r)0.2 0.2 (r)1.9 2.1

July 2014

(r)0.0 0.0 (r)1.8 2.0

August 2014

(r)-0.2 -0.2 (r)1.5 1.7

September 2014

(r)0.1 0.1 (r)1.5 1.7

October 2014

(r)-0.2 -0.3 (r)1.5 1.7

November 2014

(r)-0.6 -0.5 (r)1.1 1.3

December 2014

(r)-0.7 -0.6 (r)0.5 0.8

January 2015

(r)-0.7 -0.5 (r)-0.6 -0.1

February 2015

(r)0.5 0.4 (r)-0.5 0.0

March 2015

(r)0.7 0.6 (r)-0.4 -0.1

April 2015

(r)0.2 0.2 (r)-0.5 -0.2

May 2015

(r)0.6 0.5 (r)-0.2 0.0

June 2015

(r)0.4 0.4 (r)0.0 0.1

July 2015

(r)0.0 0.0 (r)0.0 0.2

August 2015

(r)-0.2 -0.1 (r)0.0 0.2

September 2015

(r)-0.3 -0.2 (r)-0.4 0.0

October 2015

(r)-0.1 0.0 (r)-0.2 0.2

November 2015

(r)-0.3 -0.2 (r)0.1 0.5

December 2015

(r)-0.5 -0.3 (r)0.3 0.7

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

NOTE: Revised index for C-CPI-U: Feb. 2013=133.204. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Mar. 2013=133.558. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Apr. 2013=133.421. Revised index for C-CPI-U: May. 2013=133.626. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Jun. 2013=133.900. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Jul. 2013=133.919. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Aug. 2013=134.098. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Sep. 2013=134.255. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Oct. 2013=133.876. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Nov. 2013=133.596. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Dec. 2013=133.509. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Jan. 2014=134.017. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Feb. 2014=134.542. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Mar. 2014=135.375. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Apr. 2014=135.771. Revised index for C-CPI-U: May. 2014=136.216. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Jun. 2014=136.433. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Jul. 2014=136.392. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Aug. 2014=136.127. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Sep. 2014=136.211. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Oct. 2014=135.891. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Nov. 2014=135.107. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Dec. 2014=134.207. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Jan. 2015=133.279. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Feb. 2015=133.932. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Mar. 2015=134.869. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Apr. 2015=135.133. Revised index for C-CPI-U: May. 2015=135.922. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Jun. 2015=136.403. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Jul. 2015=136.364. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Aug. 2015=136.085. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Sep. 2015=135.729. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Oct. 2015=135.601. Revised index for C-CPI-U: Nov. 2015=135.229. Associated calculations, including percent change, may also have changed.
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, December 2015, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2015
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Nov. 2015-
Dec. 2015
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Nov. 2015-
Dec. 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-Sep. 2015 -0.2

Food

14.239 -0.2 -0.035 0.08 S-Mar. 2015 -0.2

Food at home

8.329 -0.5 -0.041 0.12 S-Mar. 2015 -0.5

Cereals and bakery products

1.139 -0.1 -0.002 0.27 L-Oct. 2015 0.8

Cereals and cereal products

0.369 0.4 0.002 0.44 L-Oct. 2015 1.3

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.046 -0.1 0.000 0.64 L-Sep. 2015 1.2

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.194 0.7 0.001 0.71 L-Oct. 2015 2.4

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.129 -0.7 -0.001 0.67 L-Oct. 2015 1.4

Rice(4)(5)(6)

-1.6 0.83 S-Sep. 2015 -1.8

Bakery products

0.770 -0.4 -0.003 0.31 S-Apr. 2015 -0.6

Bread(5)

0.229 -0.8 -0.002 0.57 S-Apr. 2015 -1.1

White bread(4)(6)

0.7 0.81 L-Sep. 2015 1.4

Bread other than white(4)(6)

-1.1 0.88 S-Oct. 2014 -1.3

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

0.117 -0.5 -0.001 0.69 S-May 2015 -0.6

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.191 0.8 0.001 0.64 L-May 2015 1.6

Cookies(4)(6)

0.8 0.97 L-Aug. 2015 1.0

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

-0.2 0.86 S-Apr. 2015 -1.0

Other bakery products

0.233 -0.9 -0.002 0.66 S-Aug. 2015 -0.9

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

-3.0 0.84 S-May 1999 -3.5

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

0.1 1.25 S-Sep. 2015 -0.8

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

-0.2 0.88 S-Sep. 2015 -1.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.978 -1.4 -0.027 0.22 S-Aug. 1979 -3.3

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.826 -1.2 -0.022 0.24 S-Apr. 1980 -1.2

Meats

1.191 -1.3 -0.016 0.27 S-Jul. 2009 -1.3

Beef and veal(4)

0.565 -2.4 -0.013 0.40 S-Jan. 2004 -2.4

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.227 -1.9 -0.004 0.55 S-Jul. 2009 -2.9

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.081 -3.6 -0.003 0.87 S-Apr. 2005 -3.8

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.206 -2.8 -0.006 0.70 S-Jan. 2009 -2.9

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.051 -0.5 0.000 0.81 L-Sep. 2015 -0.3

Pork

0.350 -0.8 -0.003 0.47 S-May 2015 -1.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.137 -1.6 -0.002 0.76 S-May 2015 -3.5

Bacon and related products(6)

-1.3 0.95 S-May 2015 -5.4

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

-1.0 0.94 S-Sep. 2015 -1.1

Ham

0.071 0.2 0.000 0.91 L-Oct. 2015 1.1

Ham, excluding canned(6)

0.7 1.16 L-Oct. 2015 1.5

Pork chops

0.058 1.4 0.001 1.17 L-Jul. 2015 2.1

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.083 -2.1 -0.002 1.01 S-Apr. 2015 -4.4

Other meats

0.277 0.1 0.000 0.48 S-Aug. 2015 0.0

Frankfurters(6)

1.4 1.56 L-Oct. 2015 1.7

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

0.1 0.62 S-Oct. 2015 0.0

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

-1.4 1.72 - -

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

-3.8 2.54 S-Apr. 2014 -6.1

Poultry

0.354 -1.3 -0.005 0.63 S-May 2015 -1.5

Chicken(4)(5)

0.287 -1.7 -0.005 0.76 S-May 2015 -2.4

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

-1.6 1.42 S-Sep. 2015 -3.0

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

-1.7 0.72 S-May 2015 -3.0

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.067 -0.3 0.000 0.78 S-Sep. 2015 -1.7

Fish and seafood(4)

0.281 -0.6 -0.002 0.54 S-Oct. 2015 -0.8

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.143 -0.5 -0.001 0.87 S-Oct. 2015 -0.8

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.137 -0.8 -0.001 0.53 S-Oct. 2015 -1.0

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

0.4 0.88 L-Jul. 2015 1.6

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

-1.7 0.75 S-Oct. 2015 -2.0

Eggs

0.152 -3.4 -0.005 0.62 L-Sep. 2015 -0.6

Dairy and related products(4)

0.853 0.1 0.001 0.26 L-Sep. 2015 0.7

Milk(4)(5)

0.256 0.6 0.002 0.33 L-Sep. 2015 0.6

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

0.5 0.53 L-Sep. 2015 0.6

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

0.9 0.45 L-Jul. 2015 1.4

Cheese and related products

0.275 -0.3 -0.001 0.46 S-Oct. 2015 -0.8

Ice cream and related products

0.122 0.2 0.000 0.83 L-Aug. 2015 1.4

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.200 0.1 0.000 0.57 L-Sep. 2015 0.2

Fruits and vegetables

1.367 -0.5 -0.007 0.37 S-Mar. 2015 -1.4

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.067 -0.4 -0.004 0.46 S-Jun. 2015 -0.4

Fresh fruits

0.576 -1.0 -0.006 0.64 S-Mar. 2015 -2.5

Apples

0.085 2.8 0.002 1.11 L-Oct. 2015 3.5

Bananas

0.086 0.0 0.000 0.62 S-Oct. 2015 -0.3

Citrus fruits(5)

0.156 -0.6 -0.001 1.44 S-Aug. 2015 -1.3

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

-0.1 1.41 S-Aug. 2015 -1.2

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.249 -1.5 -0.004 1.08 S-Mar. 2015 -4.9

Fresh vegetables

0.491 0.4 0.002 0.59 S-Jul. 2015 -0.8

Potatoes

0.075 0.8 0.001 1.14 L-Oct. 2015 2.6

Lettuce

0.075 3.7 0.003 1.44 L-Sep. 2015 4.7

Tomatoes(4)

0.090 0.6 0.001 1.42 S-Aug. 2015 0.0

Other fresh vegetables

0.251 0.8 0.002 0.74 S-Oct. 2015 -0.4

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.300 -1.0 -0.003 0.49 S-Oct. 2015 -1.5

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.155 -0.7 -0.001 0.76 S-Oct. 2015 -2.3

Canned fruits(5)(6)

-2.2 0.86 S-Dec. 2012 -3.0

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

0.1 1.02 S-Oct. 2015 -3.1

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.088 -0.6 -0.001 0.86 S-Jun. 2015 -0.7

Frozen vegetables(6)

-0.5 1.07 S-Oct. 2015 -0.7

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.058 -0.9 0.000 0.73 S-Mar. 2015 -1.5

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

-0.3 0.79 S-Sep. 2015 -1.0

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.948 -0.1 -0.001 0.34 L-Oct. 2015 0.2

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.697 -0.2 -0.002 0.43 L-Oct. 2015 0.3

Carbonated drinks

0.283 0.2 0.001 0.68 L-Aug. 2015 0.5

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 0.3 0.000 0.64 L-Oct. 2015 0.3

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.400 -0.4 -0.002 0.61 L-Oct. 2015 0.8

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.251 0.7 0.002 0.44 L-Jan. 2015 0.7

Coffee

0.154 0.7 0.001 0.59 L-Jul. 2015 1.0

Roasted coffee(6)

0.8 0.64 L-Jul. 2015 1.0

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

0.8 1.03 L-Feb. 2015 2.2

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.098 0.7 0.001 0.62 S-Oct. 2015 0.0

Other food at home

2.045 -0.3 -0.005 0.23 - -

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.303 -0.1 0.000 0.58 L-Sep. 2015 0.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.055 -0.4 0.000 0.62 L-Sep. 2015 -0.3

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.189 -0.4 -0.001 0.89 S-Oct. 2015 -0.4

Other sweets(5)

0.059 0.7 0.000 0.63 S-Oct. 2015 -0.9

Fats and oils

0.240 0.7 0.002 0.42 L-Oct. 2015 1.0

Butter and margarine(5)

0.075 1.2 0.001 0.65 L-Oct. 2015 4.0

Butter(6)

1.4 0.92 L-Oct. 2015 5.3

Margarine(6)

1.7 1.02 L-Oct. 2015 2.2

Salad dressing(5)

0.061 1.0 0.001 0.82 L-May 2015 1.1

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.103 0.1 0.000 0.62 L-Aug. 2015 0.5

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

1.7 1.00 L-Apr. 2012 2.3

Other foods

1.502 -0.5 -0.007 0.28 S-Jan. 2015 -0.5

Soups

0.095 -0.5 -0.001 1.02 L-Oct. 2015 1.6

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.282 -0.4 -0.001 0.63 - -

Snacks(4)

0.333 0.0 0.000 0.66 S-Oct. 2015 -0.5

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.298 -1.8 -0.005 0.59 S-Dec. 2010 -1.8

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

-1.5 0.93 S-Jan. 2010 -1.7

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

-1.1 1.56 L-Oct. 2015 1.5

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

-0.7 0.87 S-Oct. 2015 -1.5

Other condiments(6)

1.0 0.97 L-Sep. 2015 2.8

Baby food(4)(5)

0.054 0.8 0.000 0.38 L-Sep. 2015 1.0

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.441 0.3 0.001 0.51 L-Oct. 2015 0.9

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

0.0 0.55 S-Aug. 2015 -0.1

Food away from home(4)

5.909 0.1 0.007 0.06 S-Jul. 2015 0.0

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.854 0.1 0.003 0.07 S-May 2015 0.1

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.444 0.1 0.003 0.10 S-Jul. 2015 0.1

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.220 0.2 0.000 0.16 L-Oct. 2015 1.3

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

0.2 0.08 L-Oct. 2015 2.3

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

0.064 0.5 0.000 0.34 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.328 0.3 0.001 0.11 S-Oct. 2015 0.0

Energy

7.168 -2.4 -0.176 0.15 S-Sep. 2015 -4.7

Energy commodities

3.538 -4.0 -0.147 0.12 S-Sep. 2015 -8.6

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.186 -4.0 -0.007 0.53 S-Aug. 2015 -5.0

Fuel oil(4)

0.102 -7.8 -0.008 0.37 S-Aug. 2015 -8.1

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

0.084 -0.9 -0.001 0.78 L-Oct. 2015 2.1

Motor fuel

3.352 -4.0 -0.140 0.12 S-Sep. 2015 -8.9

Gasoline (all types)

3.297 -3.9 -0.137 0.12 S-Sep. 2015 -9.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

-4.2 0.38 S-Sep. 2015 -9.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

-4.0 0.36 S-Sep. 2015 -8.1

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

-1.0 0.31 S-Sep. 2015 -8.1

Other motor fuels(5)

0.055 -2.4 -0.001 0.12 S-Sep. 2015 -6.2

Energy services(11)

3.630 -0.8 -0.029 0.28 S-May 2015 -1.0

Electricity(11)

2.883 -0.4 -0.012 0.35 S-Sep. 2015 -0.5

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.747 -2.3 -0.017 0.28 S-Apr. 2015 -2.6

All items less food and energy

78.594 0.1 0.100 0.04 S-Aug. 2015 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.268 -0.1 -0.023 0.09 L-Oct. 2015 -0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.274 0.1 0.003 0.16 L-Sep. 2015 0.4

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

0.259 1.3 0.003 0.56 L-Jan. 2014 1.5

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.047 0.5 0.000 0.41 L-Oct. 2015 0.8

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.049 3.4 0.002 0.50 L-Nov. 2014 3.4

Other linens(4)(5)

0.163 0.8 0.001 0.83 L-Jun. 2015 1.4

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.754 0.1 0.001 0.31 L-Sep. 2015 0.5

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.264 0.6 0.002 0.47 - -

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

0.353 -0.5 -0.002 0.50 - -

Other furniture(5)

0.127 0.4 0.001 0.61 L-Sep. 2015 1.9

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

Appliances(5)

0.258 0.2 0.000 0.46 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Major appliances(5)

0.138 0.5 0.001 0.67 L-Sep. 2015 0.9

Laundry equipment(6)

-0.4 0.95 L-Oct. 2015 -0.3

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.116 -0.9 -0.001 0.66 S-Sep. 2015 -0.9

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.465 -0.4 -0.002 0.51 L-Oct. 2015 0.2

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.243 0.1 0.000 0.88 L-Oct. 2015 0.4

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.108 -1.1 -0.001 0.50 S-Jul. 2015 -1.6

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.043 -2.1 -0.001 1.23 L-Oct. 2015 -0.1

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.071 -1.4 -0.001 0.42 S-Jan. 2015 -1.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.700 -0.3 -0.002 0.25 L-Oct. 2015 0.8

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.184 -0.5 -0.001 0.39 L-Oct. 2015 0.3

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.365 -0.1 -0.001 0.32 L-Oct. 2015 0.7

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.838 0.1 0.001 0.26 S-Oct. 2015 -0.1

Household cleaning products(5)

0.331 0.4 0.001 0.45 L-Jul. 2015 0.4

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.246 -0.1 0.000 0.43 S-Oct. 2015 -0.1

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.260 -0.4 -0.001 0.41 S-Sep. 2015 -0.6

Apparel

3.390 -0.2 -0.008 0.41 L-Aug. 2015 0.3

Men's and boys' apparel

0.857 0.8 0.006 0.74 L-Sep. 2015 1.2

Men's apparel

0.667 1.6 0.010 0.80 L-Sep. 2015 2.1

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.105 -1.7 -0.002 2.00 L-Oct. 2015 0.1

Men's furnishings

0.187 3.8 0.007 0.89 L-Mar. 2015 4.8

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.204 0.0 0.000 1.56 L-Sep. 2015 8.7

Men's pants and shorts

0.164 2.5 0.004 1.57 L-Oct. 2013 9.4

Boys' apparel

0.190 -2.2 -0.004 1.48 S-Jul. 2015 -2.2

Women's and girls' apparel

1.459 -0.6 -0.009 0.73 L-Aug. 2015 -0.1

Women's apparel

1.232 -0.8 -0.009 0.78 L-Oct. 2015 -0.4

Women's outerwear

0.117 -2.5 -0.003 2.43 L-Oct. 2015 0.8

Women's dresses

0.153 -2.7 -0.004 2.38 S-Oct. 2015 -3.6

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.573 -0.6 -0.003 0.97 L-Oct. 2015 1.1

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

0.380 1.5 0.005 0.92 L-Sep. 2015 2.1

Girls' apparel

0.227 0.0 0.000 1.83 S-Oct. 2015 -2.9

Footwear

0.724 -0.1 -0.001 0.73 - -

Men's footwear(4)

0.217 -2.0 -0.004 1.07 S-Dec. 2010 -2.5

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.175 -1.2 -0.002 1.10 - -

Women's footwear

0.332 1.0 0.003 1.17 L-Jul. 2015 2.4

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.142 -4.5 -0.006 0.98 S-EVER -

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.208 0.9 0.002 0.78 L-Jul. 2015 1.1

Watches(4)(9)

0.047 -1.6 -0.001 0.87 S-Sep. 2015 -1.6

Jewelry(9)

0.162 1.8 0.003 0.96 L-Aug. 2012 2.2

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.643 0.0 0.001 0.09 - -

New vehicles

3.520 -0.1 -0.002 0.14 S-Oct. 2015 -0.2

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

-0.1 0.12 S-Oct. 2015 -0.2

New cars(6)

0.0 0.14 L-Aug. 2015 0.0

New trucks(14)(6)

-0.2 0.13 S-Oct. 2015 -0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.588 0.1 0.002 0.01 L-Apr. 2015 0.6

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.428 0.2 0.001 0.21 S-Oct. 2015 -0.9

Tires(4)

0.279 0.2 0.001 0.29 S-Oct. 2015 -0.7

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.148 0.1 0.000 0.27 S-Oct. 2015 -1.3

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

0.0 0.24 S-Oct. 2015 -1.2

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

1.1 0.52 L-Apr. 2015 1.3

Medical care commodities

1.786 -0.1 -0.002 0.21 S-Sep. 2015 -0.2

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.712 -0.4 -0.006 0.22 S-Dec. 2013 -1.0

Prescription drugs

1.367 -0.3 -0.004 0.24 S-Dec. 2013 -1.0

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.345 -0.6 -0.002 0.47 S-Jun. 2015 -1.0

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.074 -0.4 0.000 0.39 S-Jul. 2015 -0.4

Recreation commodities(12)

1.942 -0.6 -0.012 0.17 - -

Video and audio products(12)

0.272 -2.3 -0.006 0.35 S-EVER -

Televisions

0.118 -4.0 -0.005 0.60 S-Feb. 2010 -4.3

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.029 -3.2 -0.001 0.78 S-Dec. 2014 -4.5

Audio equipment

0.065 -1.0 -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-Oct. 2015 2.5

Pets and pet products(4)

0.639 0.1 0.001 0.30 L-Sep. 2015 0.6

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

0.2 0.33 L-Oct. 2015 0.5

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

0.2 0.43 L-Sep. 2015 0.5

Sporting goods(4)

0.394 -0.4 -0.001 0.31 - -

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.179 -0.9 -0.002 0.43 S-Oct. 2015 -1.6

Sports equipment

0.209 0.7 0.001 0.44 L-Jul. 2015 1.1

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.055 0.5 0.000 0.96 L-Jul. 2015 1.0

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

-0.1 0.64 S-Sep. 2015 -2.4

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

0.1 1.06 L-Oct. 2015 0.1

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.221 0.2 0.000 0.48 - -

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.124 -0.6 -0.001 0.68 S-Jun. 2015 -1.2

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.096 1.3 0.001 0.59 L-Sep. 2015 1.4

Other recreational goods(5)

0.361 -1.5 -0.006 0.48 S-Apr. 2006 -1.5

Toys

0.258 -1.9 -0.005 0.59 S-Feb. 2015 -1.9

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

-0.9 0.68 S-Aug. 2015 -0.9

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

0.051 0.4 0.000 1.32 L-Oct. 2015 2.3

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.041 -1.0 0.000 0.42 S-Feb. 2015 -1.2

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.590 -0.4 -0.003 0.30 - -

Educational books and supplies

0.208 0.8 0.002 0.45 L-Dec. 2014 0.9

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

0.6 0.41 L-Oct. 2015 0.7

Information technology commodities(12)

0.381 -1.1 -0.004 0.40 S-Jun. 2015 -1.3

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.256 -0.9 -0.002 0.49 S-Oct. 2015 -0.9

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.067 -0.8 -0.001 0.82 L-Oct. 2015 0.5

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

0.059 -2.4 -0.001 0.84 S-Sep. 2015 -3.2

Alcoholic beverages

1.011 -0.1 -0.001 0.16 - -

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.592 -0.3 -0.002 0.23 S-Jun. 2015 -0.4

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.274 0.0 0.000 0.28 L-Oct. 2015 1.0

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.072 0.2 0.000 0.39 S-Sep. 2015 -0.5

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

0.1 0.40 S-Sep. 2015 -1.0

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(6)

0.4 0.55 L-Sep. 2015 0.4

Wine at home

0.246 -0.6 -0.002 0.44 S-Jun. 2015 -0.8

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.419 0.2 0.001 0.18 L-May 2015 0.4

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

0.3 0.15 L-Apr. 2015 0.3

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

0.1 0.24 L-Jul. 2015 0.2

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

-0.2 0.20 S-Mar. 2015 -0.3

Other goods(12)

1.632 0.0 0.000 0.18 - -

Tobacco and smoking products

0.731 0.3 0.002 0.16 S-Sep. 2015 -0.1

Cigarettes(5)

0.674 0.4 0.002 0.17 S-Oct. 2015 0.4

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.051 0.0 0.000 0.53 S-Sep. 2015 -0.7

Personal care products(4)

0.717 -0.1 -0.001 0.31 L-Oct. 2015 0.6

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

0.366 -0.2 -0.001 0.46 - -

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

0.344 0.1 0.000 0.40 L-Oct. 2015 1.0

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.184 -0.9 -0.002 0.44 L-Oct. 2015 0.5

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

-0.1 0.54 L-Oct. 2015 0.7

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

-1.5 0.51 S-Jun. 2015 -2.8

Services less energy services

59.326 0.2 0.122 0.04 S-Aug. 2015 0.1

Shelter

33.349 0.2 0.072 0.06 - -

Rent of shelter(16)

32.973 0.2 0.077 0.06 - -

Rent of primary residence(11)

7.321 0.2 0.017 0.04 - -

Lodging away from home(5)

0.871 -0.5 -0.005 1.89 S-Aug. 2015 -0.6

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

0.176 0.3 0.000 0.04 L-Oct. 2015 0.5

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.695 -0.7 -0.005 2.30 S-Jun. 2015 -2.0

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

24.781 0.2 0.057 0.03 - -

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

23.334 0.2 0.054 0.03 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.376 0.5 0.002 0.31 L-Jan. 2015 0.7

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.253 0.3 0.004 0.13 S-Oct. 2015 0.0

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.974 0.3 0.003 0.16 S-Oct. 2015 -0.1

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.279 0.1 0.000 0.17 S-Jul. 2015 0.1

Household operations(4)(5)

0.863 0.5 0.005 0.14 L-Jun. 2015 0.6

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.278 0.1 0.000 0.12 - -

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.283 0.2 0.001 0.09 L-Aug. 2015 0.3

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.126 4.4 0.006 0.59 L-EVER -

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.068 -0.4 0.000 0.12 S-Jul. 2015 -0.7

Medical care services

6.050 0.1 0.009 0.08 S-Aug. 2015 0.0

Professional services

3.057 0.0 0.000 0.10 S-Oct. 2015 0.0

Physicians' services(11)

1.612 0.0 0.000 0.13 S-Oct. 2015 0.0

Dental services(11)

0.817 0.1 0.000 0.11 S-Oct. 2015 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.278 0.4 0.001 0.38 L-Sep. 2015 0.4

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.349 0.0 0.000 0.14 L-Oct. 2015 0.0

Hospital and related services

2.222 0.1 0.002 0.11 L-Oct. 2015 1.8

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.912 0.0 0.000 0.12 L-Oct. 2015 2.0

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

0.1 0.21 L-Oct. 2015 2.3

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

0.0 0.20 L-Oct. 2015 1.7

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

0.177 0.3 0.001 0.10 - -

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

0.133 0.5 0.001 0.10 L-May 2015 0.7

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.771 0.3 0.002 0.08 S-Aug. 2015 -0.2

Transportation services

5.725 0.3 0.014 0.14 S-Oct. 2015 0.2

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.389 1.6 0.006 0.31 L-Feb. 2009 3.9

Car and truck rental(5)

0.068 -4.9 -0.003 1.50 S-EVER -

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.171 0.3 0.004 0.17 L-Oct. 2015 0.3

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.057 0.0 0.000 0.14 S-Sep. 2015 0.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.490 0.2 0.001 0.20 - -

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.592 0.5 0.003 0.27 L-Oct. 2014 0.5

Motor vehicle insurance

2.392 0.5 0.011 0.23 S-Oct. 2015 -0.2

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.572 0.0 0.000 0.11 - -

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

0.318 0.0 0.000 0.08 - -

Parking and other fees(5)

0.236 0.1 0.000 0.18 S-Oct. 2015 0.1

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

0.2 0.24 L-Aug. 2015 0.3

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

0.0 0.17 S-Oct. 2015 -0.1

Public transportation

1.133 -0.3 -0.003 0.36 S-Aug. 2015 -1.7

Airline fare

0.711 -1.1 -0.008 0.51 S-Aug. 2015 -3.1

Other intercity transportation

0.154 0.5 0.001 0.67 L-Oct. 2015 1.5

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

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

3.8 1.12 L-Jun. 2015 5.2

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

1.4 0.79 L-Oct. 2015 1.7

Intracity transportation(4)

0.264 0.0 0.000 0.06 S-Sep. 2015 0.0

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

0.0 0.08 S-Sep. 2015 0.0

Recreation services(12)

3.792 0.3 0.011 0.16 L-Oct. 2015 0.4

Video and audio services(12)

1.569 0.4 0.007 0.13 L-Oct. 2015 0.6

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.479 0.3 0.005 0.13 S-Sep. 2015 0.1

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

0.090 2.3 0.002 0.90 L-Oct. 2011 2.6

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

3.3 1.27 L-Aug. 2015 3.8

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

0.3 0.29 L-May 2015 0.6

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.410 0.4 0.002 0.11 L-Aug. 2015 0.6

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

0.1 0.12 S-Oct. 2015 -0.2

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

0.4 0.12 L-Aug. 2015 0.7

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.062 0.3 0.000 0.39 L-Oct. 2015 1.6

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

0.0 0.14 - -

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

0.2 0.57 L-Oct. 2015 0.6

Other recreation services(5)

1.750 0.2 0.003 0.33 L-Jul. 2015 0.2

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

0.600 -0.3 -0.002 0.45 L-Sep. 2015 -0.2

Admissions(4)

0.659 0.4 0.003 0.55 L-Oct. 2015 0.9

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

1.4 0.52 L-Jun. 2012 2.4

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

-1.7 0.66 S-Sep. 2015 -1.8

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.215 0.3 0.001 0.18 - -

Education and communication services(12)

6.505 0.1 0.008 0.07 S-Aug. 2015 0.1

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.204 0.2 0.007 0.08 S-Aug. 2015 -0.1

College tuition and fees

1.898 0.4 0.007 0.12 L-Oct. 2015 0.6

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.387 0.3 0.001 0.07 S-Sep. 2015 0.3

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.748 0.0 0.000 0.11 S-Jan. 2014 -0.3

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.039 0.3 0.000 0.10 L-May 2015 0.3

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.143 0.4 0.001 0.02 S-Oct. 2015 0.2

Postage(4)

0.129 0.4 0.000 0.00 - -

Delivery services(5)

0.014 1.0 0.000 0.18 S-Oct. 2015 -2.0

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.455 0.0 -0.001 0.10 S-May 2015 -0.4

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.608 0.0 -0.001 0.12 S-Jun. 2015 0.0

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.847 0.0 0.000 0.13 L-Oct. 2015 0.0

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.692 0.2 0.001 0.26 S-Aug. 2015 -0.9

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.789 -0.1 -0.003 0.08 S-Feb. 2015 -0.3

Personal care services(4)

0.647 -0.2 -0.001 0.11 S-Feb. 2015 -0.7

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

0.647 -0.2 -0.001 0.11 S-Feb. 2015 -0.7

Miscellaneous personal services

1.142 0.1 0.001 0.10 S-Jul. 2015 0.1

Legal services(9)

0.323 -0.1 0.000 0.15 S-Dec. 2014 -0.2

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.176 -0.5 -0.001 0.12 S-Mar. 2012 -0.5

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.281 0.2 0.001 0.11 - -

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

0.034 0.1 0.000 0.17 L-Sep. 2015 1.2

Financial services(4)(9)

0.232 -0.3 -0.001 0.28 S-Sep. 2015 -0.5

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

0.1 0.02 L-Jun. 2015 0.7

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

-0.3 0.39 S-Jul. 2015 -0.6

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.761 -0.1 -0.076 0.04 S-Sep. 2015 -0.2

All items less shelter

66.651 -0.3 -0.183 0.04 S-Sep. 2015 -0.4

All items less food and shelter

52.412 -0.3 -0.148 0.05 S-Sep. 2015 -0.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.244 0.1 0.028 0.05 - -

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

43.656 0.1 0.026 0.05 - -

All items less medical care

92.164 -0.1 -0.117 0.04 S-Sep. 2015 -0.2

All items less energy

92.832 0.1 0.066 0.03 - -

Commodities

37.044 -0.6 -0.205 0.06 S-Sep. 2015 -0.8

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.679 -0.1 -0.025 0.10 L-Oct. 2015 -0.1

Commodities less food

22.806 -0.7 -0.170 0.07 S-Sep. 2015 -1.5

Commodities less food and beverages

21.794 -0.8 -0.169 0.08 S-Sep. 2015 -1.6

Services

62.956 0.1 0.093 0.05 S-Aug. 2015 0.1

Services less rent of shelter(16)

29.983 0.1 0.015 0.07 S-Sep. 2015 0.1

Services less medical care services

56.906 0.2 0.092 0.05 S-Sep. 2015 0.2

Durables

8.808 -0.1 -0.012 0.08 L-Sep. 2015 0.1

Nondurables

28.236 -0.2 -0.054 0.07 S-Sep. 2015 -1.3

Nondurables less food

13.997 -0.3 -0.048 0.11 S-Sep. 2015 -2.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.986 -0.4 -0.051 0.11 S-Sep. 2015 -2.9

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.596 -0.4 -0.037 0.08 S-Sep. 2015 -3.8

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.607 -0.3 -0.034 0.07 S-Sep. 2015 -3.5

Housing

42.555 0.1 0.047 0.06 S-May 2015 0.0

Education and communication(5)

7.095 0.1 0.005 0.07 S-Aug. 2015 0.1

Education(5)

3.412 0.3 0.009 0.08 - -

Communication(5)

3.683 -0.1 -0.003 0.10 S-Jul. 2015 -0.1

Information and information processing(5)

3.540 -0.1 -0.004 0.10 S-Jul. 2015 -0.1

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.085 -0.3 -0.003 0.23 S-Aug. 2015 -0.8

Recreation(5)

5.733 0.0 -0.001 0.12 L-Oct. 2015 0.2

Video and audio(5)

1.841 0.0 0.000 0.14 S-Aug. 2015 -0.2

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.049 0.2 0.002 0.20 L-Sep. 2015 0.5

Photography(5)

0.117 0.4 0.000 0.54 L-Oct. 2015 1.0

Food and beverages

15.250 -0.2 -0.036 0.07 S-Mar. 2015 -0.2

Domestically produced farm food

7.015 -0.4 -0.029 0.13 S-Mar. 2015 -0.5

Other services

12.086 0.2 0.019 0.07 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.666 -0.3 -0.007 0.48 L-Sep. 2015 -0.1

Fuels and utilities

5.069 -0.6 -0.033 0.21 S-Jul. 2015 -0.6

Household energy

3.816 -0.9 -0.037 0.27 S-May 2015 -1.0

Medical care

7.836 0.1 0.007 0.08 S-Aug. 2015 0.0

Transportation

14.720 -0.8 -0.124 0.06 S-Sep. 2015 -2.3

Private transportation

13.587 -0.9 -0.121 0.07 S-Sep. 2015 -2.5

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.672 0.0 0.003 0.10 - -

Utilities and public transportation

9.949 -0.4 -0.044 0.13 S-Jul. 2015 -0.5

Household furnishings and operations

4.137 0.2 0.008 0.13 L-Sep. 2015 0.3

Other goods and services

3.421 0.0 -0.002 0.09 S-Jul. 2015 0.0

Personal care

2.690 -0.1 -0.004 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, December 2015, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2015
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Dec. 2014-
Dec. 2015
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Dec. 2014-
Dec. 2015(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.7 0.08 L-Dec. 2014 0.8

Food

14.239 0.8 0.112 0.13 S-Jun. 2010 0.7

Food at home

8.329 -0.4 -0.038 0.18 S-Mar. 2010 -0.7

Cereals and bakery products

1.139 1.0 0.011 0.40 S-May 2015 0.8

Cereals and cereal products

0.369 0.8 0.003 0.67 L-Oct. 2015 0.8

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.046 -1.9 -0.001 0.84 L-Oct. 2015 -1.9

Breakfast cereal

0.194 0.2 0.000 1.05 L-Oct. 2015 1.2

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.129 2.7 0.003 1.01 L-Jun. 2015 3.2

Rice(4)(5)

-1.3 1.28 S-Oct. 2015 -1.9

Bakery products

0.770 1.1 0.008 0.49 S-May 2015 0.8

Bread(4)

0.229 0.6 0.001 0.84 S-Aug. 2015 0.5

White bread(5)

1.0 1.17 S-Aug. 2015 0.5

Bread other than white(5)

0.2 1.26 S-Jul. 2015 -0.3

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.117 1.6 0.002 1.13 S-Oct. 2014 0.1

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.191 2.3 0.004 1.20 L-Oct. 2015 2.8

Cookies(5)

0.4 1.51 L-Oct. 2015 1.8

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

4.6 1.71 S-Oct. 2015 4.1

Other bakery products

0.233 0.3 0.001 1.03 S-Jun. 2015 0.1

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

-0.7 1.50 S-Feb. 2015 -1.7

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

0.8 1.50 L-Aug. 2015 0.8

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

0.2 1.38 L-Oct. 2015 0.6

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.978 -2.2 -0.044 0.38 S-Feb. 2010 -2.7

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.826 -3.4 -0.064 0.40 S-Dec. 2009 -3.6

Meats

1.191 -3.8 -0.047 0.51 S-Jan. 2010 -4.2

Beef and veal

0.565 -4.3 -0.025 0.70 S-Feb. 2010 -4.3

Uncooked ground beef

0.227 -5.3 -0.013 0.99 S-Jan. 2010 -5.4

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.081 -7.1 -0.006 1.52 S-Oct. 2009 -8.2

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.206 -2.2 -0.004 1.31 S-Mar. 2010 -2.8

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.051 -3.5 -0.002 1.35 S-Nov. 2009 -3.7

Pork

0.350 -7.1 -0.027 0.81 S-Sep. 2015 -7.6

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.137 -3.7 -0.005 1.18 S-Sep. 2015 -6.4

Bacon and related products(5)

-0.5 1.27 S-Oct. 2015 -1.3

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

-8.0 1.72 S-EVER -

Ham

0.071 -10.5 -0.008 1.93 L-Oct. 2015 -8.7

Ham, excluding canned(5)

-11.9 1.91 L-Oct. 2015 -10.4

Pork chops

0.058 -7.2 -0.005 1.66 L-Jul. 2015 -2.7

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.083 -9.5 -0.008 1.74 S-Dec. 2009 -11.0

Other meats

0.277 1.8 0.005 0.88 S-Apr. 2014 1.7

Frankfurters(5)

4.6 2.45 S-Jul. 2015 4.2

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

2.4 1.08 L-Jul. 2015 2.9

Lamb and organ meats(5)

-1.2 2.53 S-Jun. 2014 -3.4

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

-1.8 4.22 S-May 2015 -3.1

Poultry

0.354 -2.2 -0.008 0.83 S-Nov. 2006 -3.1

Chicken(4)

0.287 -3.1 -0.009 0.94 S-Nov. 2006 -4.2

Fresh whole chicken(5)

-3.6 1.98 S-Sep. 2015 -4.6

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

-3.2 1.18 S-Nov. 2006 -6.4

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.067 2.0 0.001 1.61 L-Jul. 2014 2.1

Fish and seafood

0.281 -3.4 -0.010 0.84 S-Feb. 2002 -3.6

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.143 -3.5 -0.005 1.49 S-Jul. 2015 -3.6

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.137 -3.3 -0.005 0.95 S-Oct. 2015 -3.3

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

1.3 1.25 L-Sep. 2015 1.7

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

-7.2 1.70 S-EVER -

Eggs

0.152 14.8 0.020 1.09 S-May 2015 3.1

Dairy and related products

0.853 -3.9 -0.035 0.42 S-Jan. 2010 -5.1

Milk(4)

0.256 -7.9 -0.022 0.64 S-Dec. 2009 -10.6

Fresh whole milk(5)

-9.0 1.04 L-Oct. 2015 -8.5

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

-7.2 0.89 S-Dec. 2009 -8.4

Cheese and related products

0.275 -3.7 -0.011 0.81 S-Feb. 2010 -4.7

Ice cream and related products

0.122 -0.9 -0.001 1.18 S-Jul. 2014 -1.4

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.200 -0.6 -0.001 0.81 S-Apr. 2014 -1.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.367 0.6 0.008 0.60 S-Oct. 2015 0.1

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.067 0.8 0.008 0.73 S-Oct. 2015 0.2

Fresh fruits

0.576 1.1 0.006 1.01 - -

Apples

0.085 5.7 0.005 2.01 L-Jun. 2013 6.7

Bananas

0.086 0.6 0.001 0.98 L-Nov. 2014 1.0

Citrus fruits(4)

0.156 1.5 0.002 2.67 L-Jan. 2015 2.9

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

2.4 2.41 L-Aug. 2015 3.5

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.249 -0.5 -0.001 1.57 S-Oct. 2015 -2.1

Fresh vegetables

0.491 0.4 0.002 0.92 S-Jul. 2015 -1.1

Potatoes

0.075 -0.1 0.000 1.93 S-Aug. 2015 -1.1

Lettuce

0.075 8.6 0.006 2.31 L-Feb. 2015 15.2

Tomatoes

0.090 -10.3 -0.011 1.99 S-May 2012 -19.7

Other fresh vegetables

0.251 2.6 0.007 1.33 S-Oct. 2015 2.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.300 -0.2 -0.001 0.64 S-Oct. 2015 -0.2

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.155 -0.5 -0.001 1.05 S-Oct. 2015 -1.2

Canned fruits(4)(5)

1.6 1.33 S-Mar. 2015 0.5

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

-2.0 1.44 S-Oct. 2015 -3.2

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.088 -0.4 0.000 1.18 S-Jul. 2015 -0.4

Frozen vegetables(5)

-0.8 1.47 S-Jul. 2015 -1.2

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.058 1.1 0.001 1.17 S-Mar. 2015 -0.4

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

-0.2 2.10 S-Jan. 2014 -0.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.948 0.3 0.003 0.45 L-Oct. 2015 1.0

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.697 0.7 0.005 0.53 L-Oct. 2015 1.6

Carbonated drinks

0.283 0.3 0.001 0.84 S-Jun. 2015 0.3

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 0.3 0.000 1.20 L-Oct. 2015 1.4

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.400 1.0 0.004 0.83 L-Oct. 2015 2.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.251 -0.7 -0.002 0.78 L-Oct. 2015 -0.7

Coffee

0.154 -1.5 -0.002 1.06 L-Oct. 2015 -0.6

Roasted coffee(5)

-0.3 1.22 L-Oct. 2015 0.4

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

-4.7 1.65 S-Feb. 2014 -6.3

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.098 0.5 0.001 0.88 L-Aug. 2015 1.1

Other food at home

2.045 1.0 0.021 0.34 S-Jul. 2014 0.7

Sugar and sweets

0.303 2.6 0.008 0.76 S-Apr. 2015 2.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.055 3.1 0.002 1.02 S-Mar. 2015 3.0

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.189 2.9 0.005 1.19 S-Apr. 2015 2.5

Other sweets(4)

0.059 1.2 0.001 0.96 L-Apr. 2013 1.2

Fats and oils

0.240 -0.6 -0.001 0.66 L-Apr. 2015 -0.5

Butter and margarine(4)

0.075 0.3 0.000 1.16 L-Apr. 2015 2.4

Butter(5)

-0.5 1.61 L-Jun. 2015 -0.1

Margarine(5)

1.7 1.36 L-Dec. 2014 2.6

Salad dressing(4)

0.061 1.6 0.001 1.06 L-Jul. 2012 2.4

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.103 -2.5 -0.003 1.06 L-Jun. 2015 -2.2

Peanut butter(4)(5)

-3.7 1.50 L-Oct. 2015 -3.4

Other foods

1.502 1.0 0.014 0.40 S-Jun. 2014 0.4

Soups

0.095 1.5 0.001 1.38 S-Sep. 2015 1.1

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.282 -0.3 -0.001 0.91 S-May 2014 -0.7

Snacks

0.333 1.9 0.006 1.07 S-Jan. 2015 1.0

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.298 1.4 0.004 0.90 S-Feb. 2015 1.4

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

2.7 1.35 S-Feb. 2015 2.5

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

2.5 2.00 S-Sep. 2015 1.5

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

1.2 1.34 S-Aug. 2015 1.0

Other condiments(5)

2.8 1.74 L-Oct. 2015 4.2

Baby food(4)

0.054 -0.5 0.000 0.77 L-Sep. 2015 0.1

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.441 0.8 0.004 0.70 S-Aug. 2015 0.8

Prepared salads(6)(5)

3.8 1.20 S-Sep. 2015 3.4

Food away from home

5.909 2.6 0.149 0.17 S-Aug. 2014 2.5

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.854 2.3 0.064 0.23 S-Jun. 2014 2.2

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.444 2.5 0.060 0.29 S-Aug. 2014 2.3

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.220 5.0 0.011 0.64 L-Oct. 2015 5.0

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

4.6 0.41 L-Oct. 2015 4.7

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.064 2.2 0.001 1.22 - -

Other food away from home(4)

0.328 4.1 0.013 0.44 L-Apr. 2009 4.3

Energy

7.168 -12.6 -1.011 0.17 L-Dec. 2014 -10.6

Energy commodities

3.538 -20.0 -0.845 0.19 L-Nov. 2014 -10.2

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.186 -23.2 -0.055 0.81 L-Jun. 2015 -21.6

Fuel oil

0.102 -31.4 -0.044 0.82 - -

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.084 -11.6 -0.011 1.48 L-Jun. 2015 -10.5

Motor fuel

3.352 -19.9 -0.790 0.20 L-Nov. 2014 -10.5

Gasoline (all types)

3.297 -19.7 -0.767 0.20 L-Nov. 2014 -10.5

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

-20.6 0.46 L-Nov. 2014 -10.9

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

-17.0 0.52 L-Nov. 2014 -8.8

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

-14.5 0.38 L-Nov. 2014 -9.0

Other motor fuels(4)

0.055 -30.4 -0.023 0.26 L-Aug. 2015 -30.1

Energy services(10)

3.630 -4.3 -0.166 0.30 S-Jan. 2010 -4.7

Electricity(10)

2.883 -1.2 -0.036 0.38 S-Oct. 2012 -1.2

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.747 -14.9 -0.130 0.49 S-May 2015 -15.4

All items less food and energy

78.594 2.1 1.628 0.10 L-Jul. 2012 2.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.268 -0.4 -0.081 0.24 L-Jun. 2015 -0.4

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.274 -1.0 -0.034 0.30 L-Sep. 2015 -1.0

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.259 -0.5 -0.001 1.12 L-Dec. 2011 0.3

Floor coverings(4)

0.047 0.9 0.000 1.00 L-Jun. 2015 1.1

Window coverings(4)

0.049 -4.0 -0.002 1.32 L-Apr. 2015 -3.8

Other linens(4)

0.163 0.3 0.000 1.68 L-Feb. 2001 0.7

Furniture and bedding

0.754 -0.8 -0.006 0.70 S-Aug. 2015 -0.9

Bedroom furniture

0.264 0.4 0.001 1.13 L-Jan. 2014 0.5

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

0.353 -2.3 -0.008 1.16 S-Nov. 2014 -3.0

Other furniture(4)

0.127 0.9 0.001 1.75 L-Sep. 2015 1.6

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

Appliances(4)

0.258 -3.4 -0.009 0.92 L-Jun. 2015 -2.6

Major appliances(4)

0.138 -4.1 -0.006 1.24 L-Sep. 2015 -3.9

Laundry equipment(5)

-4.3 1.34 S-Aug. 2015 -4.4

Other appliances(4)

0.116 -2.6 -0.003 1.22 L-Aug. 2015 -2.0

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.465 -2.5 -0.012 0.97 L-Oct. 2015 -2.4

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.243 -4.5 -0.012 1.78 L-Sep. 2015 -4.4

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.108 1.7 0.002 1.42 S-Aug. 2015 0.4

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.043 3.3 0.001 2.60 L-May 2015 3.8

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.071 -5.0 -0.004 1.20 S-Aug. 2014 -5.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.700 -0.8 -0.006 0.69 S-Feb. 2015 -0.9

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.184 -2.5 -0.005 1.14 S-Jul. 2010 -4.5

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.365 0.0 0.000 0.82 S-Aug. 2015 -0.4

Housekeeping supplies

0.838 0.0 0.000 0.45 L-Sep. 2015 0.0

Household cleaning products(4)

0.331 0.0 0.000 0.73 L-Oct. 2015 0.0

Household paper products(4)

0.246 0.5 0.001 0.95 L-Aug. 2014 0.5

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.260 -0.3 -0.001 0.87 L-Apr. 2015 -0.2

Apparel

3.390 -0.9 -0.031 1.10 L-Aug. 2015 -0.9

Men's and boys' apparel

0.857 1.2 0.010 1.58 L-Oct. 2013 2.2

Men's apparel

0.667 1.1 0.007 1.68 L-Mar. 2015 1.1

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.105 -4.0 -0.004 4.45 - -

Men's furnishings

0.187 2.8 0.005 1.95 L-Nov. 2013 3.0

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.204 0.3 0.001 3.27 L-Oct. 2015 0.4

Men's pants and shorts

0.164 3.6 0.006 2.93 L-Mar. 2015 5.7

Boys' apparel

0.190 1.3 0.002 3.15 S-Oct. 2015 0.6

Women's and girls' apparel

1.459 -2.2 -0.032 2.28 L-Aug. 2015 -2.1

Women's apparel

1.232 -2.2 -0.027 2.36 L-Jul. 2015 -1.9

Women's outerwear

0.117 -6.2 -0.007 6.49 S-Aug. 2012 -14.1

Women's dresses

0.153 -9.5 -0.015 11.82 S-Jun. 2010 -9.7

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.573 -1.5 -0.008 2.53 L-Oct. 2014 -1.5

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

0.380 1.0 0.004 2.23 L-Sep. 2015 1.0

Girls' apparel

0.227 -2.4 -0.006 5.34 L-Aug. 2015 -0.1

Footwear

0.724 -1.0 -0.007 1.58 S-Jun. 2014 -1.2

Men's footwear

0.217 -1.4 -0.003 2.42 S-Oct. 2015 -1.4

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.175 -2.6 -0.005 2.48 S-Aug. 2010 -3.6

Women's footwear

0.332 0.1 0.000 2.86 L-Sep. 2015 0.3

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.142 0.1 0.000 2.06 S-May 2015 -0.4

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.208 -0.7 -0.001 1.91 L-Dec. 2013 -0.3

Watches(8)

0.047 0.8 0.000 2.38 S-Oct. 2015 -0.1

Jewelry(8)

0.162 -1.0 -0.002 2.38 L-Dec. 2013 -0.7

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.643 0.2 0.012 0.23 L-Jun. 2015 0.6

New vehicles

3.520 0.2 0.007 0.34 - -

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

0.2 0.32 - -

New cars(5)

-0.4 0.35 L-Oct. 2015 -0.4

New trucks(13)(5)

0.7 0.35 S-Oct. 2015 0.7

Used cars and trucks

1.588 0.4 0.006 0.12 L-Feb. 2014 0.6

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.428 -0.3 -0.001 0.42 S-Oct. 2015 -0.8

Tires

0.279 -0.6 -0.002 0.58 S-Oct. 2015 -1.2

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.148 0.3 0.000 0.51 S-Oct. 2015 -0.1

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

0.7 0.66 S-Oct. 2015 0.3

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

-0.7 0.81 L-Sep. 2015 0.9

Medical care commodities

1.786 1.5 0.027 0.64 S-Mar. 2014 1.3

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.712 1.7 0.028 0.66 S-Apr. 2014 1.7

Prescription drugs

1.367 2.4 0.033 0.82 S-Apr. 2014 2.4

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.345 -1.3 -0.004 0.81 S-Sep. 2015 -2.0

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.074 -1.8 -0.001 1.18 S-EVER -

Recreation commodities(11)

1.942 -2.9 -0.058 0.45 S-Jun. 2015 -2.9

Video and audio products(11)

0.272 -7.3 -0.021 0.71 S-Sep. 2015 -7.6

Televisions

0.118 -13.8 -0.018 1.27 S-May 2015 -14.5

Other video equipment(4)

0.029 -4.0 -0.001 2.04 L-Mar. 2015 -2.9

Audio equipment

0.065 -2.3 -0.002 1.54 S-Oct. 2015 -3.0

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.043 0.0 0.000 1.31 S-Sep. 2015 -1.2

Pets and pet products

0.639 -1.8 -0.012 0.75 L-Oct. 2015 -0.9

Pet food(4)(5)

-1.5 0.73 L-Jun. 2015 -0.4

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

-2.4 1.57 L-Oct. 2015 -0.4

Sporting goods

0.394 -0.9 -0.004 0.98 L-Aug. 2015 -0.9

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.179 -1.0 -0.002 1.25 S-Mar. 2015 -1.6

Sports equipment

0.209 -0.8 -0.002 1.25 L-Dec. 2012 0.4

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.055 -6.2 -0.004 2.13 L-Jul. 2015 -6.0

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

-4.1 3.72 L-Aug. 2015 -2.1

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

-6.5 2.32 L-Feb. 2015 -4.9

Recreational reading materials

0.221 1.9 0.004 1.23 L-Sep. 2015 3.1

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.124 0.5 0.001 1.55 S-Jul. 2011 0.1

Recreational books(4)

0.096 3.7 0.004 1.76 L-Feb. 2002 4.4

Other recreational goods(4)

0.361 -5.7 -0.022 1.31 S-Feb. 2015 -6.0

Toys

0.258 -7.8 -0.022 1.52 S-Jul. 2010 -8.0

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

-5.2 1.31 S-Aug. 2015 -5.2

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.051 2.0 0.001 3.78 L-Feb. 2014 2.0

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.041 -0.9 0.000 1.24 S-Jun. 2014 -0.9

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.590 -3.2 -0.019 0.87 L-Oct. 2014 -3.1

Educational books and supplies

0.208 4.4 0.009 1.22 S-Oct. 2015 4.3

College textbooks(14)(5)

5.3 1.32 S-Oct. 2015 5.1

Information technology commodities(11)

0.381 -6.9 -0.028 1.09 L-Oct. 2014 -6.4

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.256 -6.3 -0.017 1.27 L-Jul. 2014 -6.0

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.067 -1.2 -0.001 1.91 L-Oct. 2015 -0.1

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

0.059 -15.2 -0.010 3.25 S-Sep. 2015 -15.8

Alcoholic beverages

1.011 0.5 0.005 0.31 L-Oct. 2015 1.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.592 -0.1 0.000 0.46 L-Oct. 2015 0.7

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.274 1.1 0.003 0.51 L-Oct. 2015 1.6

Distilled spirits at home

0.072 -0.4 0.000 0.63 L-Aug. 2015 0.0

Whiskey at home(5)

0.0 1.12 - -

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

-0.7 1.00 L-Oct. 2015 -0.3

Wine at home

0.246 -1.2 -0.003 0.86 S-Sep. 2015 -1.2

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.419 1.4 0.006 0.42 L-Oct. 2015 1.7

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

1.6 0.55 L-Oct. 2015 1.7

Wine away from home(4)(5)

0.8 0.80 L-Oct. 2015 1.4

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

3.4 0.61 S-Apr. 2015 3.1

Other goods(11)

1.632 1.0 0.017 0.40 S-Oct. 2015 0.8

Tobacco and smoking products

0.731 3.6 0.026 0.44 S-Oct. 2015 3.4

Cigarettes(4)

0.674 3.7 0.025 0.46 S-Oct. 2015 3.5

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.051 1.5 0.001 1.26 S-Jun. 2015 1.4

Personal care products

0.717 0.1 0.001 0.79 L-May 2015 0.2

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

0.366 0.0 0.000 1.10 S-Oct. 2015 -0.3

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.344 0.1 0.000 1.18 L-Mar. 2015 0.3

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.184 -4.7 -0.009 1.06 S-Sep. 2004 -5.5

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

-3.0 1.13 S-Oct. 2015 -3.2

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

-3.6 1.47 S-Jul. 2015 -6.0

Services less energy services

59.326 2.9 1.709 0.11 - -

Shelter

33.349 3.2 1.052 0.16 - -

Rent of shelter(15)

32.973 3.2 1.044 0.16 - -

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.321 3.7 0.263 0.17 L-Oct. 2015 3.7

Lodging away from home(4)

0.871 1.9 0.016 2.00 S-Sep. 2015 1.9

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

0.176 3.0 0.005 0.26 L-Jul. 2014 3.2

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.695 1.6 0.011 2.41 S-Aug. 2015 1.5

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

24.781 3.1 0.765 0.16 - -

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

23.334 3.1 0.719 0.16 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.376 1.9 0.007 0.95 S-Nov. 2011 1.0

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.253 3.8 0.047 0.47 S-Sep. 2014 3.8

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.974 4.3 0.041 0.55 S-Sep. 2014 4.3

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.279 2.1 0.006 0.61 L-Sep. 2014 2.1

Household operations(4)

0.863 3.4 0.029 0.38 L-Jun. 2015 3.6

Domestic services(4)

0.278 0.8 0.002 0.42 S-Feb. 2012 0.4

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.283 2.5 0.007 0.58 L-Sep. 2015 3.9

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.126 12.9 0.015 1.30 L-EVER -

Repair of household items(4)

0.068 2.3 0.002 0.70 S-Jun. 2014 1.7

Medical care services

6.050 2.9 0.172 0.24 S-Sep. 2015 2.4

Professional services

3.057 1.9 0.058 0.30 S-Oct. 2015 1.8

Physicians' services(10)

1.612 2.4 0.038 0.46 S-Oct. 2015 1.9

Dental services(10)

0.817 2.8 0.023 0.54 - -

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.278 -0.6 -0.002 0.74 L-Oct. 2015 0.3

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.349 -0.3 -0.001 0.56 - -

Hospital and related services

2.222 4.0 0.086 0.41 S-Sep. 2015 3.3

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.912 4.2 0.078 0.46 S-Sep. 2015 3.4

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

4.2 0.91 S-Sep. 2015 3.2

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

3.4 0.63 S-Sep. 2015 2.9

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

0.177 3.2 0.006 0.44 L-Aug. 2015 3.2

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.133 1.8 0.002 0.74 L-Jan. 2015 1.8

Health insurance(7)

0.771 3.8 0.029 0.25 L-May 2013 4.3

Transportation services

5.725 2.6 0.147 0.31 L-Jun. 2014 3.2

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.389 0.3 0.001 1.26 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Car and truck rental(4)

0.068 -8.5 -0.006 2.42 S-EVER -

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.171 1.6 0.019 0.33 L-Aug. 2015 1.8

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 1.5 0.001 0.68 S-Sep. 2015 0.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.490 0.8 0.004 0.44 L-Oct. 2015 1.1

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.592 2.4 0.014 0.53 L-Aug. 2015 2.5

Motor vehicle insurance

2.392 5.7 0.130 0.59 L-Mar. 2015 5.9

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.572 2.4 0.013 0.45 S-Aug. 2015 1.9

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

0.318 3.0 0.009 0.66 L-Sep. 2015 3.0

Parking and other fees(4)

0.236 1.6 0.004 0.47 S-Oct. 2014 1.5

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

2.1 0.63 S-Nov. 2014 1.9

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

0.6 0.75 L-Sep. 2015 1.5

Public transportation

1.133 -1.0 -0.011 0.75 L-Jul. 2014 0.0

Airline fare

0.711 -3.0 -0.021 0.98 L-Feb. 2015 -3.0

Other intercity transportation

0.154 2.2 0.003 1.86 L-Oct. 2015 4.1

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

-3.7 1.59 S-Aug. 2014 -5.3

Ship fare(4)(5)

6.2 2.34 L-Oct. 2015 7.0

Intracity transportation

0.264 2.5 0.007 0.22 - -

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

2.8 0.59 - -

Recreation services(11)

3.792 2.5 0.095 0.52 L-Aug. 2015 2.5

Video and audio services(11)

1.569 1.9 0.030 0.39 L-Oct. 2014 1.9

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.479 1.8 0.027 0.40 S-Oct. 2015 1.4

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

0.090 3.5 0.003 1.79 L-Sep. 2015 3.5

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

3.7 2.46 L-EVER -

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

2.8 0.99 S-Mar. 2015 2.8

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.410 4.2 0.017 0.44 L-Jan. 2012 4.5

Pet services(4)(5)

3.1 1.08 L-Sep. 2015 3.1

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

4.6 0.58 L-Dec. 2011 4.6

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.062 1.7 0.001 1.18 L-Oct. 2015 2.3

Photographer fees(4)(5)

1.1 0.77 S-Oct. 2015 -0.2

Film processing(4)(5)

2.4 1.23 S-Aug. 2015 1.7

Other recreation services(4)

1.750 2.8 0.048 1.03 L-Oct. 2015 2.9

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

0.600 0.5 0.003 1.34 L-Oct. 2015 1.0

Admissions

0.659 4.4 0.028 1.31 S-Sep. 2015 3.4

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

4.4 0.98 L-May 2007 5.1

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

5.0 1.47 S-Feb. 2015 4.5

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.215 3.2 0.007 0.60 L-Feb. 2013 3.6

Education and communication services(11)

6.505 1.9 0.121 0.19 L-Aug. 2014 1.9

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.204 3.6 0.114 0.31 S-Aug. 2015 3.5

College tuition and fees

1.898 3.5 0.065 0.45 - -

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.387 3.7 0.014 0.42 S-Oct. 2015 3.7

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.748 4.1 0.029 0.52 S-Mar. 2015 3.4

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.039 1.2 0.000 0.48 L-Sep. 2015 1.4

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.143 0.1 0.000 0.35 L-Jan. 2015 3.4

Postage

0.129 0.0 0.000 0.38 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.014 0.8 0.000 0.53 L-Jan. 2015 1.9

Telephone services(4)

2.455 0.7 0.018 0.30 L-Jun. 2012 0.9

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.608 0.0 0.000 0.39 L-Oct. 2009 0.2

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.847 2.2 0.019 0.42 S-Jun. 2015 2.2

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.692 -1.5 -0.011 0.75 L-Jun. 2015 -0.6

Other personal services(11)

1.789 2.6 0.046 0.29 S-Aug. 2015 2.6

Personal care services

0.647 2.4 0.015 0.43 S-May 2015 1.3

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.647 2.4 0.015 0.43 S-May 2015 1.3

Miscellaneous personal services

1.142 2.7 0.031 0.40 S-Aug. 2015 2.6

Legal services(8)

0.323 2.9 0.009 0.66 L-Jan. 2014 3.1

Funeral expenses(8)

0.176 2.4 0.004 0.63 S-Jul. 2015 2.0

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.281 3.0 0.008 0.42 L-Apr. 2009 3.8

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.034 2.2 0.001 0.68 L-Oct. 2015 2.3

Financial services(8)

0.232 2.7 0.006 1.01 S-Oct. 2014 2.6

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

0.5 0.60 S-Feb. 2015 0.2

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

3.7 1.40 S-Jun. 2014 3.1

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.761 0.7 0.618 0.09 L-Nov. 2014 1.0

All items less shelter

66.651 -0.5 -0.322 0.10 L-Dec. 2014 -0.3

All items less food and shelter

52.412 -0.8 -0.434 0.12 L-Nov. 2014 -0.1

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.244 1.3 0.577 0.13 L-Jun. 2014 1.3

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

43.656 1.3 0.571 0.14 L-Jun. 2014 1.4

All items less medical care

92.164 0.6 0.530 0.08 L-Dec. 2014 0.6

All items less energy

92.832 1.9 1.740 0.08 - -

Commodities

37.044 -2.1 -0.814 0.13 L-Dec. 2014 -2.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.679 -0.5 -0.087 0.27 - -

Commodities less food

22.806 -3.9 -0.926 0.19 L-Nov. 2014 -2.5

Commodities less food and beverages

21.794 -4.1 -0.931 0.20 L-Nov. 2014 -2.7

Services

62.956 2.5 1.544 0.10 - -

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.983 1.7 0.499 0.12 S-Oct. 2015 1.6

Services less medical care services

56.906 2.4 1.371 0.11 S-Oct. 2015 2.4

Durables

8.808 -0.8 -0.074 0.19 L-Jun. 2015 -0.7

Nondurables

28.236 -2.6 -0.740 0.16 L-Dec. 2014 -2.0

Nondurables less food

13.997 -5.8 -0.852 0.26 L-Nov. 2014 -3.0

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.986 -6.3 -0.857 0.28 L-Nov. 2014 -3.3

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.596 -8.0 -0.826 0.17 L-Nov. 2014 -4.3

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.607 -7.2 -0.821 0.15 L-Nov. 2014 -3.8

Housing

42.555 2.1 0.873 0.13 - -

Education and communication(4)

7.095 1.4 0.102 0.20 L-Aug. 2014 1.5

Education(4)

3.412 3.7 0.123 0.30 - -

Communication(4)

3.683 -0.6 -0.021 0.25 L-Sep. 2014 -0.5

Information and information processing(4)

3.540 -0.6 -0.021 0.26 L-Sep. 2014 -0.6

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.085 -3.5 -0.040 0.66 L-May 2015 -3.2

Recreation(4)

5.733 0.7 0.038 0.35 L-Aug. 2015 0.7

Video and audio(4)

1.841 0.5 0.009 0.36 - -

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.049 0.4 0.005 0.48 - -

Photography(4)

0.117 -2.1 -0.003 1.30 L-Mar. 2015 -2.1

Food and beverages

15.250 0.8 0.117 0.12 S-Jun. 2010 0.7

Domestically produced farm food

7.015 -0.4 -0.031 0.20 S-Mar. 2010 -0.4

Other services

12.086 2.2 0.262 0.20 L-Mar. 2013 2.3

Apparel less footwear

2.666 -0.9 -0.024 1.32 L-Nov. 2014 -0.9

Fuels and utilities

5.069 -3.3 -0.174 0.23 S-Nov. 2009 -3.4

Household energy

3.816 -5.4 -0.221 0.29 S-Oct. 2009 -8.5

Medical care

7.836 2.6 0.199 0.24 S-Sep. 2015 2.5

Transportation

14.720 -4.1 -0.631 0.16 L-Nov. 2014 -2.8

Private transportation

13.587 -4.4 -0.620 0.16 L-Nov. 2014 -2.8

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.672 0.1 0.008 0.25 L-Jul. 2015 0.1

Utilities and public transportation

9.949 -0.8 -0.085 0.17 S-Sep. 2015 -1.2

Household furnishings and operations

4.137 -0.1 -0.005 0.25 L-Sep. 2015 -0.1

Other goods and services

3.421 1.9 0.063 0.25 S-Oct. 2015 1.9

Personal care

2.690 1.4 0.038 0.31 S-Sep. 2015 1.3

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: January 20, 2016
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