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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, March 2014
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Feb.
2014
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Mar.
2013
Feb.
2014
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2013-
Mar.
2014
Feb.
2014-
Mar.
2014
Dec.
2013-
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2014-
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2014-
Mar.
2014

All items

100.000 232.773 234.781 236.293 1.5 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.2

Food

13.890 236.332 239.608 240.398 1.7 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.4

Food at home

8.207 233.777 236.114 236.973 1.4 0.4 0.1 0.5 0.5

Cereals and bakery products

1.138 269.504 270.583 270.660 0.4 0.0 0.5 -0.4 0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.870 233.294 242.386 245.301 5.1 1.2 0.4 1.2 1.2

Dairy and related products(1)

0.863 218.123 220.861 223.063 2.3 1.0 0.5 0.7 1.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.356 291.284 292.540 292.944 0.6 0.1 -0.3 1.1 0.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.949 168.736 165.980 165.703 -1.8 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2

Other food at home

2.030 205.264 205.554 205.366 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.682 241.409 246.187 246.878 2.3 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3

Energy

9.266 249.565 242.041 250.543 0.4 3.5 0.6 -0.5 -0.1

Energy commodities

5.465 324.016 298.403 311.216 -4.0 4.3 -0.5 -1.3 -2.0

Fuel oil(1)

0.185 385.552 405.344 393.705 2.1 -2.9 3.7 4.1 -2.9

Motor fuel

5.153 320.739 291.512 306.059 -4.6 5.0 -0.9 -1.7 -1.7

Gasoline (all types)

5.065 319.523 289.814 304.464 -4.7 5.1 -1.0 -1.7 -1.7

Energy services(2)

3.801 188.856 198.846 203.597 7.8 2.4 2.2 0.7 2.6

Electricity(2)

2.911 193.856 202.224 204.131 5.3 0.9 1.8 -0.2 1.1

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.891 171.248 186.095 199.340 16.4 7.1 3.6 3.6 7.5

All items less food and energy

76.845 233.052 236.075 236.913 1.7 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.596 147.717 146.509 147.226 -0.3 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Apparel

3.386 128.279 125.493 128.888 0.5 2.7 -0.3 -0.3 0.3

New vehicles

3.549 145.989 146.421 146.348 0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.1 0.0

Used cars and trucks

1.655 148.753 147.616 148.920 0.1 0.9 -0.5 -0.1 0.4

Medical care commodities

1.723 335.198 340.067 339.567 1.3 -0.1 0.5 0.6 -0.3

Alcoholic beverages

1.004 234.015 236.314 236.512 1.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.3 0.3

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.701 863.888 895.290 895.841 3.7 0.1 0.7 -0.1 0.1

Services less energy services

57.249 284.834 290.621 291.518 2.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Shelter

31.977 261.330 267.418 268.431 2.7 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

6.952 265.821 272.733 273.486 2.9 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

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

23.814 268.802 275.185 275.817 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3

Medical care services

5.872 452.596 462.648 463.678 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3

Physicians' services(2)

1.570 352.575 356.939 357.465 1.4 0.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.2

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.814 264.586 276.555 277.974 5.1 0.5 0.9 0.6 0.8

Transportation services

5.531 278.874 281.759 282.663 1.4 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.151 260.156 264.523 264.146 1.5 -0.1 0.2 0.3 -0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.205 415.381 430.310 430.163 3.6 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.3

Airline fare

0.727 315.303 297.679 302.464 -4.1 1.6 -2.2 1.3 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: April 15, 2014
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