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Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U. S. city average, special aggregate indexes

Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes, March 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Feb.
2015
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Mar.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014-
Mar.
2015
Feb.
2015-
Mar.
2015
Dec.
2014-
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2015-
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2015-
Mar.
2015

All items less food

85.697 235.672 232.863 234.580 -0.5 0.7 -0.8 0.2 0.3

All items less shelter

67.062 226.391 221.432 223.014 -1.5 0.7 -1.1 0.2 0.2

All items less food and shelter

52.759 222.515 214.913 217.015 -2.5 1.0 -1.4 0.2 0.3

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.231 219.588 220.561 221.558 0.9 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.2

All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks

43.623 223.840 225.190 226.035 1.0 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.2

All items less medical care

92.227 226.730 224.696 226.093 -0.3 0.6 -0.7 0.2 0.2

All items less energy

92.472 236.768 240.398 241.135 1.8 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2

Commodities

37.494 188.847 180.005 182.318 -3.5 1.3 -2.2 0.4 0.4

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.893 147.771 146.673 147.574 -0.1 0.6 -0.1 0.1 0.2

Commodities less food

23.191 164.416 150.135 153.493 -6.6 2.2 -3.5 0.5 0.8

Commodities less food and beverages

22.174 161.734 147.028 150.463 -7.0 2.3 -3.6 0.5 0.9

Services

62.506 283.383 288.800 289.323 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.945 309.803 313.517 313.483 1.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 -0.1

Services less medical care services

56.525 269.690 274.931 275.388 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1

Durables

9.000 110.925 109.062 109.587 -1.2 0.5 -0.2 0.2 0.3

Nondurables

28.494 227.724 214.988 218.297 -4.1 1.5 -2.9 0.2 0.1

Nondurables less food

14.191 215.348 188.141 194.444 -9.7 3.4 -5.6 0.3 0.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.174 213.948 184.969 191.634 -10.4 3.6 -6.0 0.4 0.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.815 271.807 226.866 235.475 -13.4 3.8 -7.9 0.3 0.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.833 267.330 226.857 234.672 -12.2 3.4 -7.2 0.3 0.8

Housing

42.434 231.968 236.016 236.435 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1

Education and communication(2)

7.073 137.125 137.560 137.564 0.3 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.0

Education(2)

3.337 229.061 236.814 237.447 3.7 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.5

Communication(2)

3.736 82.495 80.620 80.432 -2.5 -0.2 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3

Information and information processing(2)

3.591 78.637 76.778 76.596 -2.6 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.133 8.422 8.190 8.197 -2.7 0.1 -1.1 -0.6 -0.3

Recreation(2)

5.788 115.763 115.593 115.835 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.1

Video and audio(2)

1.869 100.672 99.824 100.088 -0.6 0.3 -0.4 0.1 -0.2

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.057 164.584 166.746 167.180 1.6 0.3 -0.3 0.1 0.2

Photography(2)

0.119 76.779 75.505 75.166 -2.1 -0.4 -0.8 -0.6 -0.8

Food and beverages

15.320 240.226 246.269 245.689 2.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.2

Domestically produced farm food

7.103 245.126 251.607 250.202 2.1 -0.6 -0.4 0.0 -0.5

Other services

12.009 333.281 336.544 337.185 1.2 0.2 0.3 -0.1 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.643 123.140 117.587 121.474 -1.4 3.3 0.5 0.4 0.4

Fuels and utilities

5.292 235.139 231.912 229.829 -2.3 -0.9 -0.4 0.0 -0.9

Household energy

4.058 203.438 197.375 194.967 -4.2 -1.2 -0.5 -0.1 -1.2

Medical care

7.773 433.369 442.783 444.020 2.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3

Transportation

14.848 218.435 193.944 199.363 -8.7 2.8 -5.0 0.8 1.1

Private transportation

13.729 213.792 188.542 194.270 -9.1 3.0 -5.4 0.9 1.3

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.754 100.899 100.103 101.032 0.1 0.9 0.0 0.3 0.6

Utilities and public transportation

10.135 216.534 214.830 213.584 -1.4 -0.6 0.0 0.0 -0.7

Household furnishings and operations

4.203 123.505 122.601 122.803 -0.6 0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.2

Other goods and services

3.405 406.715 411.837 412.402 1.4 0.1 0.4 -0.2 0.1

Personal care

2.685 217.532 219.536 219.877 1.1 0.2 0.6 -0.4 0.0

Footnotes
(1) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(2) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(3) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.

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

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Last Modified Date: April 17, 2015
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