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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, September 2014
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Aug.
2014
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Sep.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sep.
2014
Sep.
2013-
Sep.
2014
Aug.
2014-
Sep.
2014
Jun.
2014-
Jul.
2014
Jul.
2014-
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2014-
Sep.
2014

All items

100.000 234.149 237.852 238.031 1.7 0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.1

Food

13.951 237.522 243.811 244.630 3.0 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.3

Food at home

8.259 234.045 240.723 241.578 3.2 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.129 270.894 272.108 270.660 -0.1 -0.5 0.4 0.2 -0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.968 238.370 258.416 260.805 9.4 0.9 0.3 1.5 0.7

Dairy and related products(1)

0.874 217.007 226.390 227.604 4.9 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.332 290.580 291.169 293.282 0.9 0.7 0.0 -0.8 0.1

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.935 165.755 165.613 166.080 0.2 0.3 0.5 -0.2 0.2

Other food at home

2.021 203.941 207.271 207.287 1.6 0.0 0.7 -0.2 0.5

Food away from home(1)

5.691 244.036 249.801 250.570 2.7 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Energy

9.483 248.513 250.951 247.077 -0.6 -1.5 -0.3 -2.6 -0.7

Energy commodities

5.529 309.888 305.858 299.558 -3.3 -2.1 -0.3 -3.9 -1.1

Fuel oil(1)

0.164 367.519 363.420 355.892 -3.2 -2.1 -0.7 -1.2 -2.1

Motor fuel

5.271 306.547 302.101 295.716 -3.5 -2.1 -0.3 -4.1 -1.1

Gasoline (all types)

5.187 305.299 300.640 294.222 -3.6 -2.1 -0.3 -4.1 -1.0

Energy services(2)

3.954 200.700 209.547 207.824 3.5 -0.8 -0.4 -0.6 -0.2

Electricity(2)

3.085 209.106 217.148 215.054 2.8 -1.0 -0.3 0.1 -0.7

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.869 173.315 183.960 183.376 5.8 -0.3 -0.4 -2.8 1.6

All items less food and energy

76.566 234.782 238.296 238.841 1.7 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.344 147.659 146.519 147.268 -0.3 0.5 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Apparel

3.348 129.701 125.726 130.324 0.5 3.7 0.2 -0.2 0.0

New vehicles

3.490 145.457 145.873 145.880 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.0

Used cars and trucks

1.696 151.750 153.277 151.153 -0.4 -1.4 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1

Medical care commodities

1.724 336.527 344.755 346.347 2.9 0.5 0.3 -0.1 0.5

Alcoholic beverages

0.998 234.999 237.829 237.828 1.2 0.0 -0.1 0.8 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.700 886.493 904.961 904.487 2.0 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.1

Services less energy services

57.222 287.720 294.284 294.676 2.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2

Shelter

32.066 264.344 271.675 272.165 3.0 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

6.971 269.137 277.048 277.998 3.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

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

23.800 271.915 278.621 279.292 2.7 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Medical care services

5.825 457.458 464.936 465.403 1.7 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1

Physicians' services(2)

1.563 354.967 359.967 359.879 1.4 0.0 -0.2 0.4 0.0

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.803 269.691 278.608 279.540 3.7 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.3

Transportation services

5.499 279.491 283.786 283.425 1.4 -0.1 -0.7 -0.6 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.143 262.960 266.129 267.256 1.6 0.4 0.2 -0.1 0.4

Motor vehicle insurance

2.212 420.321 437.384 438.496 4.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.4

Airline fare

0.713 301.476 295.609 292.397 -3.0 -1.1 -5.9 -4.7 -0.5

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: October 22, 2014
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