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

All items

100.000 233.877 238.250 237.852 1.7 -0.2 0.3 0.1 -0.2

Food

13.883 237.406 243.034 243.811 2.7 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.2

Food at home

8.215 233.999 239.820 240.723 2.9 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.127 271.285 271.993 272.108 0.3 0.0 -0.2 0.4 0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.930 237.494 253.767 258.416 8.8 1.8 0.2 0.3 1.5

Dairy and related products(1)

0.867 216.791 225.140 226.390 4.4 0.6 -0.4 0.3 0.6

Fruits and vegetables

1.341 290.779 293.535 291.169 0.1 -0.8 -0.3 0.0 -0.8

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.931 165.884 165.211 165.613 -0.2 0.2 0.0 0.5 -0.2

Other food at home

2.019 204.223 207.390 207.271 1.5 -0.1 0.1 0.7 -0.2

Food away from home(1)

5.668 243.811 249.210 249.801 2.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Energy

9.729 250.011 257.907 250.951 0.4 -2.7 1.6 -0.3 -2.6

Energy commodities

5.744 313.275 318.294 305.858 -2.4 -3.9 3.0 -0.3 -3.9

Fuel oil(1)

0.166 364.124 367.725 363.420 -0.2 -1.2 -1.7 -0.7 -1.2

Motor fuel

5.485 310.351 314.901 302.101 -2.7 -4.1 3.3 -0.3 -4.1

Gasoline (all types)

5.400 309.355 313.514 300.640 -2.8 -4.1 3.3 -0.3 -4.1

Energy services(2)

3.985 200.406 211.563 209.547 4.6 -1.0 -0.4 -0.4 -0.6

Electricity(2)

3.091 208.514 217.930 217.148 4.1 -0.4 0.2 -0.3 0.1

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.894 173.861 189.659 183.960 5.8 -3.0 -2.6 -0.4 -2.8

All items less food and energy

76.387 234.258 238.138 238.296 1.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.303 147.088 146.452 146.519 -0.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 -0.1

Apparel

3.314 125.767 124.645 125.726 0.0 0.9 0.5 0.2 -0.2

New vehicles

3.489 145.316 146.086 145.873 0.4 -0.1 -0.3 0.3 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.688 153.252 152.857 153.277 0.0 0.3 -0.4 -0.3 -0.3

Medical care commodities

1.721 335.985 344.687 344.755 2.6 0.0 0.7 0.3 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages

0.990 235.199 236.387 237.829 1.1 0.6 -0.1 -0.1 0.8

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.698 885.588 904.614 904.961 2.2 0.0 1.0 -0.3 0.0

Services less energy services

57.085 287.239 294.068 294.284 2.5 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0

Shelter

31.947 264.024 271.115 271.675 2.9 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

6.939 268.505 276.248 277.048 3.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2

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

23.698 271.352 277.886 278.621 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Medical care services

5.818 456.062 465.166 464.936 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Physicians' services(2)

1.554 354.712 358.585 359.967 1.5 0.4 -0.3 -0.2 0.4

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.807 267.741 279.587 278.608 4.1 -0.4 0.2 0.4 0.0

Transportation services

5.537 279.523 286.239 283.786 1.5 -0.9 0.1 -0.7 -0.6

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.141 262.497 266.282 266.129 1.4 -0.1 0.2 0.2 -0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.203 420.226 436.342 437.384 4.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1

Airline fare

0.759 303.848 315.012 295.609 -2.7 -6.2 0.4 -5.9 -4.7

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: September 17, 2014
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