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

All items

100.000 237.072 236.119 236.599 -0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1

Food

14.182 241.337 246.045 246.121 2.0 0.0 0.2 -0.2 0.0

Food at home

8.350 238.103 241.588 241.305 1.3 -0.1 0.1 -0.5 -0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.145 271.005 273.812 273.366 0.9 -0.2 -0.2 0.4 -0.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.995 249.290 260.077 258.991 3.9 -0.4 0.3 -0.5 -0.7

Dairy and related products(1)

0.872 224.171 224.449 222.691 -0.7 -0.8 -1.0 -0.5 -0.8

Fruits and vegetables

1.336 294.509 289.858 290.178 -1.5 0.1 -0.3 -1.4 0.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.954 165.387 167.706 168.401 1.8 0.4 0.6 -0.6 0.5

Other food at home

2.047 205.091 208.463 208.648 1.7 0.1 0.5 -0.1 0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.832 247.534 254.108 254.727 2.9 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Energy

7.793 252.717 204.731 203.715 -19.4 -0.5 1.0 1.1 -1.3

Energy commodities

4.035 320.709 221.577 220.732 -31.2 -0.4 2.1 3.8 -1.9

Fuel oil(1)

0.135 382.025 295.603 270.850 -29.1 -8.4 1.9 5.9 -8.4

Motor fuel

3.808 316.782 216.691 216.595 -31.6 0.0 2.2 3.9 -1.7

Gasoline (all types)

3.744 315.335 215.442 215.461 -31.7 0.0 2.4 3.9 -1.7

Energy services(2)

3.758 198.856 197.727 196.502 -1.2 -0.6 -0.2 -1.5 -0.5

Electricity(2)

2.947 198.654 205.894 206.179 3.8 0.1 0.3 -1.1 0.0

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.812 196.872 170.592 164.839 -16.3 -3.4 -2.0 -2.7 -2.6

All items less food and energy

78.025 237.509 241.067 241.802 1.8 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.535 147.589 146.887 147.303 -0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.1

Apparel

3.440 129.629 128.245 128.593 -0.8 0.3 0.3 0.5 -0.3

New vehicles

3.556 146.724 147.574 147.844 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.639 150.496 147.023 149.788 -0.5 1.9 1.0 1.2 0.6

Medical care commodities

1.784 340.535 353.995 354.339 4.1 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.1

Alcoholic beverages

1.012 236.530 239.437 239.237 1.1 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0

Tobacco and smoking products

0.716 896.306 919.240 917.843 2.4 -0.2 0.5 0.4 0.0

Services less energy services

58.490 292.257 298.612 299.544 2.5 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

Shelter

32.859 268.899 276.360 276.978 3.0 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.176 274.100 283.130 283.598 3.5 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

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

24.373 276.265 283.244 283.920 2.8 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Medical care services

5.965 464.238 472.645 476.163 2.6 0.7 -0.2 0.4 0.9

Physicians' services(2)

1.590 358.415 363.531 365.146 1.9 0.4 -0.4 0.6 0.5

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.874 278.496 287.420 291.775 4.8 1.5 -0.2 0.6 1.9

Transportation services

5.628 285.402 288.349 289.971 1.6 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.163 264.508 268.907 269.948 2.1 0.4 0.1 -0.1 0.4

Motor vehicle insurance

2.320 433.113 455.373 456.564 5.4 0.3 0.9 0.5 0.4

Airline fare

0.698 318.331 287.362 294.603 -7.5 2.5 0.2 -1.7 -1.3

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: May 22, 2015
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