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Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, 12-month analysis table

Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, July 2015, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jun.
2015
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Jul. 2014-
Jul. 2015
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Jul. 2014-
Jul. 2015(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.2 0.08 L-Dec. 2014 0.8

Food

14.068 1.6 0.227 0.13 S-May 2015 1.6

Food at home

8.258 0.9 0.074 0.18 S-May 2015 0.6

Cereals and bakery products

1.135 1.3 0.015 0.40 - -

Cereals and cereal products

0.374 0.2 0.001 0.67 S-Jan. 2015 0.2

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -2.4 -0.001 0.84 S-May 2014 -2.7

Breakfast cereal

0.194 0.2 0.000 1.05 S-Jan. 2015 0.0

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.131 1.3 0.002 1.01 S-May 2015 0.9

Rice(4)(5)

-2.8 1.28 S-May 2015 -3.1

Bakery products

0.762 1.8 0.014 0.49 L-Sep. 2013 2.1

Bread(4)

0.227 1.3 0.003 0.84 S-May 2015 1.0

White bread(5)

2.4 1.17 S-May 2015 1.9

Bread other than white(5)

-0.3 1.26 S-May 2015 -0.7

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.113 3.3 0.004 1.13 L-Oct. 2013 3.3

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.187 2.4 0.004 1.20 L-Sep. 2013 3.6

Cookies(5)

2.3 1.51 L-Aug. 2014 2.7

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

2.9 1.71 L-Sep. 2013 3.0

Other bakery products

0.234 1.2 0.003 1.03 L-Jul. 2014 1.5

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

2.9 1.50 L-Jan. 2014 3.6

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

1.6 1.50 L-Mar. 2015 2.7

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers(5)

-1.2 1.38 S-Mar. 2015 -2.5

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.983 3.1 0.060 0.38 S-May 2015 2.1

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.838 1.7 0.030 0.40 S-Jul. 2013 1.7

Meats

1.198 3.1 0.036 0.51 S-Jan. 2014 2.5

Beef and veal

0.585 10.0 0.053 0.70 S-Mar. 2014 7.4

Uncooked ground beef

0.235 9.4 0.020 0.99 S-Mar. 2014 6.8

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.084 9.7 0.007 1.52 S-Mar. 2014 7.3

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.213 10.6 0.020 1.31 S-May 2015 10.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.052 11.0 0.005 1.35 S-May 2015 9.7

Pork

0.346 -6.7 -0.025 0.81 L-Apr. 2015 -3.7

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.131 -9.4 -0.014 1.18 L-Apr. 2015 -5.7

Bacon and related products(5)

-11.4 1.27 L-Apr. 2015 -9.0

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

-5.0 1.72 S-Jan. 2010 -5.9

Ham

0.073 -4.8 -0.004 1.93 S-Jan. 2010 -5.1

Ham, excluding canned(5)

-6.1 1.91 S-Dec. 2009 -8.8

Pork chops

0.059 -2.7 -0.002 1.66 L-Mar. 2015 0.9

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.084 -6.6 -0.006 1.74 S-Sep. 2012 -7.5

Other meats

0.267 3.1 0.008 0.88 - -

Frankfurters(5)

4.2 2.45 L-May 2015 4.4

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

2.9 1.08 L-May 2015 4.1

Lamb and organ meats(5)

6.2 2.53 L-Apr. 2015 9.1

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

3.3 4.22 L-Apr. 2015 5.7

Poultry

0.357 0.1 0.000 0.83 S-May 2015 0.1

Chicken(4)

0.289 -0.1 0.000 0.94 S-May 2015 -0.1

Fresh whole chicken(5)

1.6 1.98 S-May 2015 -1.1

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

-1.0 1.18 S-Oct. 2014 -1.1

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.069 1.2 0.001 1.61 L-May 2015 1.2

Fish and seafood

0.283 -2.2 -0.006 0.84 S-Mar. 2002 -2.7

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.145 -3.6 -0.005 1.49 S-Oct. 2009 -4.1

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.138 -0.8 -0.001 0.95 L-Apr. 2015 1.5

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

1.0 1.25 L-Apr. 2015 1.5

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

-1.3 1.70 L-Apr. 2015 2.1

Eggs

0.144 24.9 0.030 1.09 L-Apr. 2008 30.5

Dairy and related products

0.845 -1.6 -0.014 0.42 L-Apr. 2015 -0.7

Milk(4)

0.255 -5.8 -0.016 0.64 L-Mar. 2015 -4.5

Fresh whole milk(5)

-6.5 1.04 L-Apr. 2015 -6.1

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

-4.9 0.89 L-Mar. 2015 -4.1

Cheese and related products

0.272 -0.9 -0.002 0.81 L-Apr. 2015 0.3

Ice cream and related products

0.118 2.2 0.002 1.18 L-Apr. 2015 2.7

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.200 0.9 0.002 0.81 S-Jun. 2014 0.9

Fruits and vegetables

1.318 -1.9 -0.026 0.60 L-May 2015 -1.9

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.011 -2.9 -0.030 0.73 L-May 2015 -2.7

Fresh fruits

0.541 -4.4 -0.025 1.01 L-Feb. 2015 0.2

Apples

0.086 -10.4 -0.010 2.01 S-Nov. 2009 -14.8

Bananas

0.085 -0.9 -0.001 0.98 L-May 2015 0.1

Citrus fruits(4)

0.155 -0.1 0.000 2.67 L-Feb. 2015 0.1

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

1.7 2.41 L-Jan. 2015 2.9

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.215 -6.4 -0.014 1.57 S-Jul. 2012 -8.0

Fresh vegetables

0.470 -1.1 -0.005 0.92 S-Oct. 2014 -2.6

Potatoes

0.079 -1.7 -0.001 1.93 L-May 2015 0.2

Lettuce

0.068 -1.8 -0.001 2.31 S-Oct. 2014 -4.4

Tomatoes

0.081 0.1 0.000 1.99 L-May 2015 2.0

Other fresh vegetables

0.242 -1.1 -0.003 1.33 S-Nov. 2014 -2.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.307 1.3 0.004 0.64 L-Jul. 2013 1.6

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.160 1.6 0.003 1.05 L-Oct. 2014 1.7

Canned fruits(4)(5)

2.1 1.33 L-May 2015 2.2

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

1.9 1.44 L-Oct. 2014 2.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.089 -0.4 0.000 1.18 S-Sep. 2014 -0.5

Frozen vegetables(5)

-1.2 1.47 S-Apr. 2015 -1.4

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.058 3.2 0.002 1.17 L-Sep. 2012 4.5

Dried beans, peas, and lentils(4)(5)

3.6 2.10 S-Oct. 2014 3.1

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.939 1.3 0.012 0.45 - -

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.686 1.3 0.009 0.53 L-Apr. 2015 1.4

Carbonated drinks

0.281 0.9 0.003 0.84 L-Feb. 2015 0.9

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 3.4 0.000 1.20 L-Nov. 2013 4.2

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.391 1.4 0.006 0.83 S-Mar. 2015 1.3

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.253 1.5 0.004 0.78 S-Oct. 2014 1.3

Coffee

0.157 2.8 0.004 1.06 L-May 2015 4.2

Roasted coffee(5)

3.6 1.22 L-May 2015 4.9

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

-1.7 1.65 S-May 2014 -1.8

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.096 -0.6 -0.001 0.88 S-May 2015 -2.5

Other food at home

2.039 1.4 0.028 0.34 S-Jan. 2015 1.3

Sugar and sweets

0.302 4.5 0.013 0.76 L-May 2012 4.6

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 6.5 0.003 1.02 L-Oct. 2011 7.1

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.185 5.7 0.010 1.19 L-Apr. 2012 6.8

Other sweets(4)

0.060 -0.6 0.000 0.96 S-Apr. 2015 -0.6

Fats and oils

0.239 -2.3 -0.006 0.66 S-Jan. 2014 -2.5

Butter and margarine(4)

0.073 -1.7 -0.001 1.16 S-Nov. 2013 -2.1

Butter(5)

-1.3 1.61 S-Nov. 2013 -2.1

Margarine(5)

-1.1 1.36 S-May 2015 -1.1

Salad dressing(4)

0.060 -1.0 -0.001 1.06 S-Apr. 2015 -1.5

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.106 -3.4 -0.004 1.06 S-Apr. 2014 -4.0

Peanut butter(4)(5)

-4.0 1.50 S-Jan. 2015 -5.1

Other foods

1.498 1.4 0.020 0.40 S-Jan. 2015 1.2

Soups

0.101 -0.3 0.000 1.38 S-May 2015 -1.1

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.281 0.6 0.002 0.91 S-Jun. 2014 -0.2

Snacks

0.330 2.5 0.008 1.07 S-May 2015 2.1

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.298 2.9 0.008 0.90 S-May 2015 2.1

Salt and other seasonings and spices(4)(5)

4.9 1.35 S-May 2015 3.6

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

5.2 2.00 L-Dec. 2012 6.5

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

2.3 1.34 S-May 2015 0.9

Other condiments(5)

3.1 1.74 L-Apr. 2015 3.4

Baby food(4)

0.053 -0.5 0.000 0.77 S-Jan. 2011 -1.2

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.434 0.6 0.003 0.70 - -

Prepared salads(6)(5)

3.0 1.20 L-May 2015 3.0

Food away from home

5.810 2.7 0.152 0.17 S-Sep. 2014 2.7

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.810 2.7 0.073 0.23 S-May 2015 2.7

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.403 3.0 0.071 0.29 S-Nov. 2014 3.0

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.209 -2.9 -0.006 0.64 S-EVER -

Food at elementary and secondary schools(7)(5)

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.064 2.4 0.001 1.22 S-Apr. 2015 2.1

Other food away from home(4)

0.325 3.9 0.012 0.44 - -

Energy

8.318 -14.8 -1.436 0.17 L-Dec. 2014 -10.6

Energy commodities

4.466 -22.4 -1.287 0.19 L-Dec. 2014 -20.5

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.203 -24.0 -0.062 0.81 S-Feb. 2015 -29.3

Fuel oil

0.121 -29.7 -0.049 0.82 S-Feb. 2015 -31.2

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.082 -14.0 -0.013 1.48 S-Mar. 2015 -15.6

Motor fuel

4.263 -22.3 -1.225 0.20 L-Dec. 2014 -20.8

Gasoline (all types)

4.199 -22.3 -1.202 0.20 L-Dec. 2014 -21.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

-22.9 0.46 L-Dec. 2014 -21.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

-20.9 0.52 L-Dec. 2014 -19.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

-18.7 0.38 L-Dec. 2014 -18.3

Other motor fuels(4)

0.064 -27.0 -0.023 0.26 S-Apr. 2015 -28.8

Energy services(10)

3.853 -3.7 -0.149 0.30 S-Sep. 2012 -3.8

Electricity(10)

3.079 -0.7 -0.022 0.38 S-Nov. 2012 -0.7

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.773 -14.2 -0.127 0.49 S-May 2015 -15.4

All items less food and energy

77.613 1.8 1.379 0.10 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.270 -0.5 -0.096 0.24 S-Feb. 2015 -0.5

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.299 -1.3 -0.045 0.30 - -

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.263 -5.1 -0.014 1.12 S-Mar. 2011 -5.3

Floor coverings(4)

0.047 0.2 0.000 1.00 S-Apr. 2014 -0.8

Window coverings(4)

0.049 -7.1 -0.004 1.32 L-May 2015 -6.6

Other linens(4)

0.166 -5.9 -0.010 1.68 S-Apr. 2013 -7.6

Furniture and bedding

0.761 -0.4 -0.003 0.70 L-Apr. 2015 0.0

Bedroom furniture

0.265 -2.0 -0.005 1.13 - -

Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture(4)

0.359 0.8 0.003 1.16 L-Nov. 2012 0.8

Other furniture(4)

0.127 0.0 0.000 1.75 - -

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

Appliances(4)

0.267 -3.9 -0.011 0.92 S-Apr. 2015 -3.9

Major appliances(4)

0.144 -6.0 -0.009 1.24 S-Mar. 2015 -7.1

Laundry equipment(5)

-6.6 1.34 S-Mar. 2015 -7.1

Other appliances(4)

0.119 -1.2 -0.001 1.22 S-Apr. 2015 -2.0

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.472 -3.5 -0.017 0.97 S-Dec. 2014 -3.9

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.250 -5.4 -0.014 1.78 S-Dec. 2014 -5.8

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.107 -0.1 0.000 1.42 S-Oct. 2014 -0.3

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.043 -3.4 -0.002 2.60 S-Mar. 2015 -4.4

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.072 -1.5 -0.001 1.20 L-Oct. 2013 -0.8

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.703 0.2 0.002 0.69 S-Apr. 2015 0.1

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.186 0.5 0.001 1.14 S-Mar. 2015 0.4

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.365 0.1 0.000 0.82 S-Apr. 2015 -0.4

Housekeeping supplies

0.834 -0.3 -0.002 0.45 L-May 2015 -0.3

Household cleaning products(4)

0.331 1.0 0.003 0.73 L-Aug. 2012 1.3

Household paper products(4)

0.243 -0.9 -0.002 0.95 L-Apr. 2015 -0.9

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.260 -1.2 -0.003 0.87 S-Sep. 2013 -1.3

Apparel

3.317 -1.6 -0.054 1.10 L-May 2015 -1.5

Men's and boys' apparel

0.848 -3.2 -0.027 1.58 S-Mar. 2010 -3.9

Men's apparel

0.669 -3.0 -0.020 1.68 S-Dec. 2014 -3.0

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.109 -0.8 -0.001 4.45 L-Sep. 2014 2.0

Men's furnishings

0.187 -4.4 -0.008 1.95 S-Jan. 2015 -4.4

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.191 -6.8 -0.013 3.27 S-Mar. 2010 -7.8

Men's pants and shorts

0.174 1.7 0.003 2.93 S-Dec. 2014 1.1

Boys' apparel

0.180 -3.9 -0.007 3.15 S-Apr. 2013 -3.9

Women's and girls' apparel

1.413 -2.2 -0.031 2.28 L-Apr. 2015 -2.2

Women's apparel

1.197 -1.9 -0.023 2.36 L-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Women's outerwear

0.096 1.3 0.001 6.49 L-Feb. 2015 4.1

Women's dresses

0.149 0.7 0.001 11.82 L-Apr. 2015 2.7

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.562 -3.3 -0.018 2.53 L-Nov. 2014 -3.0

Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories(4)

0.381 -1.7 -0.007 2.23 L-Mar. 2015 0.0

Girls' apparel

0.216 -3.6 -0.008 5.34 L-Apr. 2015 -3.4

Footwear

0.711 0.7 0.005 1.58 S-Jun. 2014 -1.2

Men's footwear

0.216 -1.1 -0.003 2.42 S-Mar. 2014 -1.2

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.173 1.2 0.002 2.48 S-Apr. 2014 -0.8

Women's footwear

0.322 1.6 0.005 2.86 L-Jan. 2015 2.8

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.132 1.5 0.002 2.06 L-Oct. 2014 2.5

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.212 -1.4 -0.003 1.91 L-Jan. 2014 -1.1

Watches(8)

0.047 0.5 0.000 2.38 S-Mar. 2015 0.2

Jewelry(8)

0.166 -1.9 -0.003 2.38 L-Jan. 2014 -1.7

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.724 0.1 0.006 0.23 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

New vehicles

3.525 0.7 0.026 0.34 S-Feb. 2015 0.6

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

0.8 0.32 S-May 2015 0.8

New cars(5)

0.0 0.35 S-Jan. 2015 -0.2

New trucks(13)(5)

1.5 0.35 S-May 2015 1.5

Used cars and trucks

1.665 -1.1 -0.019 0.12 S-Mar. 2015 -1.3

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.425 -0.6 -0.003 0.42 S-Apr. 2015 -0.7

Tires

0.278 -1.4 -0.004 0.58 S-May 2015 -1.4

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.147 0.9 0.001 0.51 S-May 2014 0.9

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

1.3 0.66 - -

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

0.7 0.81 L-May 2015 1.4

Medical care commodities

1.767 3.1 0.053 0.64 S-Nov. 2014 3.1

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.693 3.2 0.053 0.66 S-Oct. 2014 2.8

Prescription drugs

1.351 4.4 0.058 0.82 S-Oct. 2014 4.1

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.342 -1.2 -0.004 0.81 L-May 2015 -0.7

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.075 -0.9 -0.001 1.18 S-Jan. 2015 -1.0

Recreation commodities(11)

1.960 -2.5 -0.050 0.45 L-Oct. 2014 -2.2

Video and audio products(11)

0.281 -7.8 -0.024 0.71 L-Jun. 2014 -6.7

Televisions

0.127 -12.3 -0.017 1.27 L-Apr. 2014 -11.7

Other video equipment(4)

0.029 -5.4 -0.002 2.04 S-May 2015 -5.5

Audio equipment

0.065 -5.0 -0.003 1.54 L-Jun. 2014 -2.4

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.043 -2.3 -0.001 1.31 L-Feb. 2015 -2.3

Pets and pet products

0.645 -0.6 -0.004 0.75 S-Aug. 2014 -1.4

Pet food(4)(5)

-1.7 0.73 S-Jul. 2010 -1.8

Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories(4)(5)

0.6 1.57 L-Mar. 2015 1.0

Sporting goods

0.393 -0.9 -0.004 0.98 L-Oct. 2014 -0.8

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.182 1.6 0.003 1.25 L-Jul. 2013 1.9

Sports equipment

0.206 -3.0 -0.006 1.25 L-Mar. 2015 -2.8

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.055 -6.0 -0.004 2.13 L-Mar. 2015 -5.5

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

0.1 3.72 S-Jun. 2011 -0.9

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

-7.2 2.32 L-Mar. 2015 -7.1

Recreational reading materials

0.217 1.8 0.004 1.23 L-Feb. 2015 1.9

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.121 3.0 0.004 1.55 L-Mar. 2015 3.2

Recreational books(4)

0.094 0.4 0.000 1.76 S-May 2015 -0.8

Other recreational goods(4)

0.369 -5.0 -0.019 1.31 L-May 2015 -4.5

Toys

0.268 -6.5 -0.019 1.52 S-Mar. 2015 -6.9

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment(4)(5)

-5.1 1.31 S-Mar. 2015 -5.3

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.050 -2.0 -0.001 3.78 L-Dec. 2014 0.1

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.041 2.1 0.001 1.24 L-Dec. 2014 2.4

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.591 -4.5 -0.028 0.87 - -

Educational books and supplies

0.200 5.4 0.010 1.22 L-May 2015 5.8

College textbooks(14)(5)

5.7 1.32 L-May 2015 6.2

Information technology commodities(11)

0.391 -8.9 -0.038 1.09 S-Apr. 2015 -9.0

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.262 -9.4 -0.027 1.27 L-Nov. 2014 -8.0

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.067 -2.3 -0.002 1.91 S-Oct. 2014 -3.5

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items(4)

0.062 -13.0 -0.009 3.25 S-Apr. 2015 -13.4

Alcoholic beverages

0.999 1.1 0.011 0.31 L-May 2015 1.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.584 0.3 0.002 0.46 L-May 2015 0.3

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 1.2 0.003 0.51 L-Nov. 2014 1.3

Distilled spirits at home

0.072 -0.1 0.000 0.63 S-Mar. 2014 -0.2

Whiskey at home(5)

-0.2 1.12 - -

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

0.2 1.00 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

Wine at home

0.244 -0.5 -0.001 0.86 L-May 2015 0.2

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.415 2.3 0.009 0.42 L-May 2015 2.5

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home(4)(5)

2.1 0.55 L-May 2015 2.4

Wine away from home(4)(5)

2.3 0.80 L-May 2015 2.4

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

3.9 0.61 S-May 2015 3.7

Other goods(11)

1.612 0.7 0.011 0.40 L-May 2015 0.9

Tobacco and smoking products

0.716 3.5 0.024 0.44 L-Jun. 2014 4.3

Cigarettes(4)

0.661 3.6 0.023 0.46 L-Jun. 2014 4.5

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.050 2.1 0.001 1.26 L-Apr. 2015 2.2

Personal care products

0.711 -0.8 -0.006 0.79 S-Aug. 2011 -1.4

Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products(4)

0.365 0.1 0.000 1.10 S-Dec. 2014 -0.3

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.339 -1.8 -0.006 1.18 S-Oct. 2000 -1.9

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.185 -4.0 -0.008 1.06 S-Sep. 2004 -5.5

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

-3.8 1.13 S-Jul. 2004 -4.5

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

-6.0 1.47 L-May 2015 -1.8

Services less energy services

58.343 2.6 1.475 0.11 L-Jul. 2014 2.6

Shelter

32.759 3.1 0.995 0.16 L-Jan. 2008 3.1

Rent of shelter(15)

32.387 3.1 0.986 0.16 L-Jan. 2008 3.1

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.148 3.6 0.247 0.17 L-Nov. 2008 3.6

Lodging away from home(4)

0.937 2.9 0.028 2.00 L-Apr. 2015 5.1

Housing at school, excluding board(10)(15)

0.170 2.9 0.005 0.26 L-Feb. 2015 2.9

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.767 2.9 0.023 2.41 L-Apr. 2015 5.6

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(10)(15)

24.302 3.0 0.711 0.16 - -

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(10)(15)

22.883 3.0 0.668 0.16 L-Aug. 2007 3.0

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.372 2.5 0.009 0.95 S-Feb. 2014 2.5

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.222 4.3 0.051 0.47 S-Nov. 2014 4.3

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.948 5.3 0.048 0.55 S-Nov. 2014 5.1

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.274 1.1 0.003 0.61 - -

Household operations(4)

0.853 3.2 0.027 0.38 S-Jan. 2015 3.0

Domestic services(4)

0.276 1.4 0.004 0.42 - -

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.280 3.8 0.010 0.58 S-Sep. 2014 2.7

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.123 6.6 0.008 1.30 S-May 2015 5.4

Repair of household items(4)

0.067 3.0 0.002 0.70 S-Nov. 2014 3.0

Medical care services

5.938 2.3 0.135 0.24 - -

Professional services

3.019 2.1 0.061 0.30 L-Dec. 2013 2.1

Physicians' services(10)

1.586 2.5 0.038 0.46 L-Apr. 2013 2.7

Dental services(10)

0.808 2.7 0.021 0.54 L-Jan. 2014 2.8

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.279 -0.1 0.000 0.74 S-May 2015 -0.4

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.347 0.5 0.002 0.56 S-EVER -

Hospital and related services

2.170 3.2 0.067 0.41 S-Mar. 2015 3.1

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.864 3.3 0.060 0.46 S-Dec. 1998 3.1

Inpatient hospital services(10)(16)(5)

2.8 0.91 S-Jul. 2013 2.8

Outpatient hospital services(10)(8)(5)

3.2 0.63 S-Feb. 1998 3.2

Nursing homes and adult day services(10)(16)

0.175 3.3 0.006 0.44 S-May 2015 3.2

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.131 0.9 0.001 0.74 - -

Health insurance(7)

0.749 0.9 0.007 0.25 L-Dec. 2013 0.9

Transportation services

5.677 2.1 0.114 0.31 L-Feb. 2015 2.2

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.381 -0.8 -0.003 1.26 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Car and truck rental(4)

0.072 4.1 0.003 2.42 L-Nov. 2014 4.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.160 1.8 0.021 0.33 S-Mar. 2015 1.8

Motor vehicle body work

0.056 1.0 0.001 0.68 L-Jan. 2015 1.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.486 1.2 0.006 0.44 S-Mar. 2015 1.2

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.586 2.5 0.014 0.53 L-Apr. 2015 2.6

Motor vehicle insurance

2.308 5.4 0.120 0.59 L-Apr. 2015 5.4

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.560 1.8 0.010 0.45 L-Sep. 2013 1.9

State motor vehicle registration and license fees(10)(4)

0.309 1.1 0.004 0.66 L-Feb. 2014 1.1

Parking and other fees(4)

0.233 2.5 0.006 0.47 L-May 2014 2.6

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

2.8 0.63 L-Feb. 2015 2.8

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

0.9 0.75 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Public transportation

1.195 -3.1 -0.037 0.75 L-Feb. 2015 -1.9

Airline fare

0.781 -5.6 -0.043 0.98 S-May 2015 -6.6

Other intercity transportation

0.150 0.3 0.000 1.86 L-Apr. 2014 0.6

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

-3.4 1.59 S-Aug. 2014 -5.3

Ship fare(4)(5)

0.1 2.34 L-Aug. 2014 0.3

Intracity transportation

0.260 2.2 0.006 0.22 S-Mar. 2015 1.4

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

2.5 0.59 S-Mar. 2015 1.3

Recreation services(11)

3.773 2.0 0.076 0.52 S-May 2015 1.9

Video and audio services(11)

1.559 1.2 0.018 0.39 L-Apr. 2015 1.5

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.470 1.4 0.020 0.40 L-Apr. 2015 1.8

Video discs and other media, including rental of video and audio(4)

0.089 -1.6 -0.001 1.79 L-May 2015 -1.5

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

-7.0 2.46 L-May 2015 -5.4

Rental of video or audio discs and other media(4)(5)

4.5 0.99 L-Aug. 2012 5.3

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.403 3.6 0.014 0.44 L-Jan. 2012 4.5

Pet services(4)(5)

2.2 1.08 L-Feb. 2015 2.2

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

3.8 0.58 L-May 2015 3.8

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.060 0.8 0.000 1.18 L-Apr. 2015 1.1

Photographer fees(4)(5)

-0.1 0.77 L-May 2015 0.7

Film processing(4)(5)

2.5 1.23 L-Feb. 2015 3.5

Other recreation services(4)

1.750 2.5 0.043 1.03 S-May 2015 2.3

Club dues and fees for participant sports and group exercises(4)

0.609 1.7 0.011 1.34 S-May 2015 -0.2

Admissions

0.655 3.0 0.019 1.31 S-Feb. 2015 2.4

Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts(4)(5)

1.4 0.98 S-Feb. 2015 1.4

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

7.2 1.47 S-Apr. 2015 6.4

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.210 1.9 0.004 0.60 S-May 2015 1.8

Education and communication services(11)

6.359 0.5 0.033 0.19 S-May 2015 0.5

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.108 3.7 0.113 0.31 - -

College tuition and fees

1.835 3.5 0.062 0.45 L-Jan. 2015 3.6

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.374 3.8 0.014 0.42 S-Aug. 2014 3.8

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.733 4.5 0.031 0.52 L-Apr. 2009 4.5

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.039 1.6 0.001 0.48 - -

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.142 0.0 0.000 0.35 - -

Postage

0.128 0.0 0.000 0.38 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.014 0.3 0.000 0.53 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Telephone services(4)

2.400 -2.7 -0.066 0.30 L-Mar. 2015 -2.6

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.560 -5.1 -0.085 0.39 L-Apr. 2015 -5.1

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.840 2.3 0.019 0.42 L-Sep. 2014 2.3

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.697 -1.9 -0.013 0.75 S-May 2011 -1.9

Other personal services(11)

1.763 2.6 0.045 0.29 S-May 2015 1.9

Personal care services

0.639 2.9 0.018 0.43 L-Dec. 2008 3.0

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.639 2.8 0.018 0.43 - -

Miscellaneous personal services

1.124 2.5 0.028 0.40 S-May 2015 2.2

Legal services(8)

0.314 1.3 0.004 0.66 L-May 2015 1.3

Funeral expenses(8)

0.172 2.0 0.003 0.63 L-May 2014 2.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.277 2.7 0.007 0.42 S-May 2015 2.0

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.033 1.3 0.000 0.68 S-Dec. 2012 1.3

Financial services(8)

0.233 4.5 0.010 1.01 S-May 2015 4.0

Checking account and other bank services(4)(5)

2.3 0.60 S-May 2015 2.3

Tax return preparation and other accounting fees(4)(5)

5.3 1.40 S-May 2015 5.0

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.932 -0.1 -0.057 0.09 - -

All items less shelter

67.241 -1.2 -0.825 0.10 - -

All items less food and shelter

53.173 -1.9 -1.052 0.12 L-Dec. 2014 -1.2

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.854 0.9 0.384 0.13 - -

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

43.189 0.9 0.403 0.14 - -

All items less medical care

92.295 0.0 -0.018 0.08 L-Dec. 2014 0.6

All items less energy

91.682 1.8 1.605 0.08 - -

Commodities

37.805 -3.0 -1.156 0.13 - -

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.605 -0.4 -0.077 0.27 - -

Commodities less food

23.736 -5.5 -1.383 0.19 L-Dec. 2014 -5.0

Commodities less food and beverages

22.737 -5.8 -1.395 0.20 L-Dec. 2014 -5.2

Services

62.195 2.2 1.326 0.10 - -

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.808 1.2 0.340 0.12 - -

Services less medical care services

56.258 2.2 1.191 0.11 L-Apr. 2015 2.2

Durables

8.932 -1.0 -0.087 0.19 S-Mar. 2015 -1.2

Nondurables

28.872 -3.6 -1.069 0.16 L-Dec. 2014 -2.0

Nondurables less food

14.804 -8.1 -1.296 0.26 L-Dec. 2014 -6.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.805 -8.7 -1.307 0.28 L-Dec. 2014 -7.3

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.488 -10.7 -1.253 0.17 L-Dec. 2014 -8.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.487 -9.8 -1.242 0.15 L-Dec. 2014 -8.0

Housing

42.189 2.0 0.817 0.13 - -

Education and communication(4)

6.950 0.1 0.005 0.20 - -

Education(4)

3.308 3.8 0.123 0.30 - -

Communication(4)

3.642 -3.1 -0.118 0.25 S-Feb. 2005 -3.1

Information and information processing(4)

3.500 -3.3 -0.118 0.26 S-Feb. 2005 -3.3

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.100 -4.5 -0.052 0.66 S-Dec. 2011 -4.5

Recreation(4)

5.733 0.4 0.025 0.35 L-Jul. 2014 0.4

Video and audio(4)

1.840 -0.3 -0.005 0.36 L-Feb. 2015 -0.2

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.048 1.0 0.010 0.48 S-Apr. 2015 1.0

Photography(4)

0.116 -2.5 -0.003 1.30 L-Mar. 2015 -2.1

Food and beverages

15.067 1.6 0.238 0.12 S-May 2015 1.6

Domestically produced farm food

6.951 1.0 0.069 0.20 S-May 2015 0.6

Other services

11.894 1.3 0.154 0.20 S-May 2015 1.1

Apparel less footwear

2.606 -2.3 -0.059 1.32 L-May 2015 -2.3

Fuels and utilities

5.278 -2.9 -0.160 0.23 S-Dec. 2009 -3.0

Household energy

4.055 -5.0 -0.211 0.29 S-Nov. 2009 -5.3

Medical care

7.705 2.5 0.188 0.24 - -

Transportation

15.664 -6.6 -1.105 0.16 L-Dec. 2014 -6.2

Private transportation

14.469 -6.9 -1.068 0.16 L-Dec. 2014 -6.4

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.753 0.1 0.009 0.25 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Utilities and public transportation

10.140 -1.8 -0.181 0.17 S-May 2015 -1.8

Household furnishings and operations

4.152 -0.4 -0.018 0.25 S-Mar. 2015 -0.6

Other goods and services

3.375 1.7 0.056 0.25 - -

Personal care

2.659 1.2 0.032 0.31 S-May 2015 1.1

Footnotes
(1) The 'effect' of an item category is a measure of that item's contribution to the All items price change. For example, if the Food index had an effect of 0.40, and the All items index rose 1.2 percent, then the increase in food prices contributed 0.40 / 1.2, or 33.3 percent, to that All items increase. Said another way, had food prices been unchanged for that year the change in the All items index would have been 1.2 percent minus 0.40, or 0.8 percent. Effects can be negative as well. For example, if the effect of food was a negative 0.1, and the All items index rose 0.5 percent, the All items index actually would have been 0.1 percent higher (or 0.6 percent) had food prices been unchanged. Since food prices fell while prices overall were rising, the contribution of food to the All items price change was negative (in this case, -0.1 / 0.5, or minus 20 percent).
(2) A statistic's margin of error is often expressed as its point estimate plus or minus two standard errors. For example, if a CPI category rose 2.6 percent, and its standard error was 0.25 percent, the margin of error on this item's 12-month percent change would be 2.6 percent, plus or minus 0.5 percent.
(3) If the current 12-month percent change is greater than the previous published 12-month percent change, then this column identifies the closest prior month with a 12-month percent change as (L)arge as or (L)arger than the current 12-month change. If the current 12-month percent change is smaller than the previous published 12-month percent change, the most recent month with a change as (S)mall or (S)maller than the current month change is identified. If the current and previous published 12-month percent changes are equal, a dash will appear. Standard numerical comparison is used. For example, 2.0% is greater than 0.6%, -4.4% is less than -2.0%, and -2.0% is less than 0.0%. Note that a (L)arger change can be a smaller decline, for example, a -0.2% change is larger than a -0.4% change, but still represents a decline in the price index. Likewise, (S)maller changes can be increases, for example, a 0.6% change is smaller than 0.8%, but still represents an increase in the price index. In this context, a -0.2% change is considered to be smaller than a 0.0% change.
(4) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(5) Special indexes based on a substantially smaller sample. These series do not contribute to the all items index aggregation and therefore do not have a relative importance or effect.
(6) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(7) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(9) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(10) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(11) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(12) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(15) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(16) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(17) 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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