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Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U. S. city average, by expenditure category

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

All items

100.000 237.900 236.599 237.805 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.4

Food

14.157 242.344 246.121 246.187 1.6 0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Food at home

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

Cereals and bakery products

1.141 271.362 273.366 273.595 0.8 0.1 0.4 -0.3 -0.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

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

Dairy and related products(1)

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

Fruits and vegetables

1.335 298.626 290.178 293.011 -1.9 1.0 -1.4 0.2 0.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

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

Other food at home

2.045 205.866 208.648 209.272 1.7 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.834 247.952 254.727 255.322 3.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Energy

7.739 255.982 203.715 214.330 -16.3 5.2 1.1 -1.3 4.3

Energy commodities

4.011 322.394 220.732 242.315 -24.8 9.8 3.8 -1.9 9.6

Fuel oil(1)

0.123 376.855 270.850 272.874 -27.6 0.7 5.9 -8.4 0.7

Motor fuel

3.799 318.840 216.595 239.141 -25.0 10.4 3.9 -1.7 10.2

Gasoline (all types)

3.737 317.434 215.461 238.170 -25.0 10.5 3.9 -1.7 10.4

Energy services(2)

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

Electricity(2)

2.945 206.715 206.179 207.683 0.5 0.7 -1.1 0.0 -1.2

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

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

All items less food and energy

78.104 238.029 241.802 242.119 1.7 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

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

Apparel

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

New vehicles

3.556 146.708 147.844 147.889 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.666 151.441 149.788 150.713 -0.5 0.6 1.2 0.6 -0.4

Medical care commodities

1.782 341.432 354.339 354.647 3.9 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4

Alcoholic beverages

1.009 236.894 239.237 239.800 1.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2

Tobacco and smoking products

0.713 898.143 917.843 920.372 2.5 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.4

Services less energy services

58.553 293.208 299.544 300.264 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Shelter

32.865 269.766 276.978 277.563 2.9 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.174 274.710 283.598 284.245 3.5 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

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

24.381 276.748 283.920 284.473 2.8 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

Medical care services

5.997 465.014 476.163 476.800 2.5 0.1 0.4 0.9 0.2

Physicians' services(2)

1.593 359.547 365.146 365.214 1.6 0.0 0.6 0.5 0.1

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.899 278.568 291.775 292.257 4.9 0.2 0.6 1.9 0.5

Transportation services

5.648 288.627 289.971 292.994 1.5 1.0 0.0 0.1 0.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.165 265.013 269.948 270.764 2.2 0.3 -0.1 0.4 0.3

Motor vehicle insurance

2.322 434.934 456.564 456.995 5.1 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.2

Airline fare

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

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

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

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Last Modified Date: June 18, 2015
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