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Consumer Price Index, Northeast Region – June 2015

Regional prices up 0.3 percent over the month; unchanged over the year

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Northeast increased 0.3 percent in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau’s regional commissioner, noted that this was mostly due to increases in the energy index and the all items less food and energy index, up 2.4 and 0.2 percent, respectively. The food index also rose over the month, edging up 0.2 percent. (Data in this report are not seasonally adjusted. Accordingly, month-to-month changes may reflect the impact of seasonal influences.)

Over the last 12 months, the Northeast all items CPI-U was unchanged—the first time this index has reported no change over the year since its inception in 1967. (See chart 1 and table A.) Increases in the all items less food and energy index (1.6 percent) and the food index (2.0 percent) were offset by a drop in the energy index (-15.7 percent) since June 2014. (See table 1.)

 Chart 1. Over-the-year percent change in CPI-U, Northeast region, June 2012-June 2015

Food

The food index edged up 0.2 percent since May. Prices for food away from home and food at home increased, up 0.3 and 0.2 percent, respectively.

From June 2014 to June 2015, the food index increased 2.0 percent. Prices for food away from home rose 2.7 percent over the year and those for food at home increased 1.6 percent.

Energy

The energy index, which includes prices for household and transportation fuels, increased 2.4 percent since May. Prices were higher over the month for electricity and gasoline, up 4.8 and 2.5 percent, respectively. The increase was moderated by a 1.7-percent decrease in utility (piped) gas prices.

The energy index fell 15.7 percent since June 2014, mostly due to a 25.0-percent drop in gasoline prices. Prices for utility (piped) gas service also fell over the year, down 15.3 percent, while the electricity index increased 3.5 percent.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy edged up 0.2 percent in June. Shelter prices rose over the month, as the owners’ equivalent rent of residences component also rose (0.3 percent each). Moderating the overall increase in the all items less food and energy index were a seasonal decrease in apparel prices (-1.9 percent) and lower prices for medical care (-0.4 percent).

Over the year, the index for all items less food and energy increased 1.6 percent, led by higher prices for shelter (2.2 percent). Prices were also higher for several other categories including medical care and other goods and services (2.6 percent each).

 

Table A. Northeast region CPI-U 1-month and 12-month percent changes, all items index, not seasonally adjusted
Month 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month

January

0.4 1.6 0.4 2.9 0.3 1.8 0.6 1.5 -0.2 -0.4

February

0.5 2.0 0.4 2.8 0.6 2.0 0.1 1.0 0.2 -0.2

March

0.8 2.5 0.5 2.5 0.0 1.5 0.5 1.5 0.3 -0.4

April

0.5 2.8 0.3 2.3 -0.1 1.1 0.0 1.6 0.1 -0.3

May

0.5 3.2 -0.1 1.7 0.0 1.2 0.4 2.0 0.4 -0.3

June

0.1 3.4 -0.2 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.0 1.9 0.3 0.0

July

0.2 3.6 -0.1 1.1 0.2 1.8 0.1 1.8    

August

0.3 3.8 0.5 1.3 0.2 1.5 -0.3 1.3    

September

0.1 4.0 0.5 1.7 0.1 1.1 0.0 1.2    

October

-0.1 3.6 0.1 1.9 -0.4 0.7 -0.2 1.4    

November

-0.1 3.2 -0.2 1.8 0.1 1.0 -0.4 0.9    

December

-0.3 2.9 -0.3 1.8 0.0 1.3 -0.5 0.4    

The Consumer Price Index for July 2015 is scheduled to be released Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. (ET).


Technical Note

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time in a fixed market basket of goods and services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups: (1) a CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) which covers approximately 89 percent of the total population and (2) a CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which covers approximately 28 percent of the total population. The CPI-U includes, in addition to wage earners and clerical workers, groups such as professional, managerial, and technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.

The CPI is based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels, transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services, drugs, and the other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. Each month, prices are collected in 87 urban areas across the country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 26,000 retail establishments--department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling stations, and other types of stores and service establishments. All taxes directly associated with the purchase and use of items are included in the index.

The index measures price changes from a designated reference date (1982-84) that equals 100.0. An increase of 16.5 percent, for example, is shown as 116.5. This change can also be expressed in dollars as follows: the price of a base period "market basket" of goods and services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65. For further details see the CPI home page on the Internet at www.bls.gov/cpi and the BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 17, The Consumer Price Index, available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch17_a.htm.

In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each location are averaged together with weights that represent their importance in the spending of the appropriate population group. Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average. Because the sample size of a local area is smaller, the local area index is subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error than the national index. In addition, local indexes are not adjusted for seasonal influences. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are quite similar. Note: Area indexes do not measure differences in the level of prices between cities; they only measure the average change in prices for each area since the base period.

The Northeast region is comprised of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Indexes and percent changes for selected periods, Northeast Region, (1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted) (not seasonally adjusted)
Expenditure category Indexes Percent change from
 
Historical
data
Apr.
2015
May
2015
Jun.
2015
Jun.
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015

All items

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251.760 252.770 253.626 0.0 0.7 0.3

All items (December 1977 = 100)

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396.445 398.035 399.384      
 

Food and beverages

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250.844 251.356 251.852 2.0 0.4 0.2

Food

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251.004 251.457 252.005 2.0 0.4 0.2

Food at home

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248.741 248.838 249.264 1.6 0.2 0.2

Food away from home

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257.490 258.477 259.212 2.7 0.7 0.3

Alcoholic beverages

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247.604 248.871 248.698 1.4 0.4 -0.1
 

Housing

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264.249 263.998 265.278 1.1 0.4 0.5

Shelter

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322.783 323.612 324.500 2.2 0.5 0.3

Rent of primary residence (1)

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322.634 323.764 324.535 2.6 0.6 0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of residences (1) (2)

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334.155 334.672 335.723 2.2 0.5 0.3

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence (1) (2)

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333.963 334.468 335.490 2.2 0.5 0.3

Fuels and utilities

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218.143 213.340 217.557 -4.7 -0.3 2.0

Household energy

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195.470 190.234 194.781 -5.8 -0.4 2.4

Energy services (1)

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193.183 187.136 193.073 -1.6 -0.1 3.2

Electricity (1)

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205.243 197.806 207.265 3.5 1.0 4.8

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

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153.948 151.500 148.862 -15.3 -3.3 -1.7

Household furnishings and operations

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124.634 123.998 124.590 -0.7 0.0 0.5
 

Apparel

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132.034 131.321 128.839 0.4 -2.4 -1.9
 

Transportation

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199.572 205.061 206.823 -7.1 3.6 0.9

Private transportation

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191.261 195.963 197.526 -7.6 3.3 0.8

New and used motor vehicles (3)

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98.601 98.504 98.829 0.1 0.2 0.3

New vehicles

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145.555 145.380 145.957 0.9 0.3 0.4

New cars and trucks (3) (4)

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100.850 100.743 101.138 0.9 0.3 0.4

New cars (4)

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138.111 137.704 138.407 0.2 0.2 0.5

Used cars and trucks

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156.913 157.983 158.465 -0.6 1.0 0.3

Motor fuel

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207.583 228.019 233.607 -25.0 12.5 2.5

Gasoline (all types)

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206.474 227.031 232.646 -25.0 12.7 2.5

Gasoline, unleaded regular (4)

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205.052 226.196 231.928 -25.5 13.1 2.5

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (4) (5)

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216.578 235.448 240.649 -23.8 11.1 2.2

Gasoline, unleaded premium (4)

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210.162 227.283 232.359 -22.7 10.6 2.2
 

Medical care

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468.386 469.261 467.204 2.6 -0.3 -0.4

Medical care commodities

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378.248 377.639 377.849 2.3 -0.1 0.1

Medical care services

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493.380 494.757 491.942 2.7 -0.3 -0.6

Professional services

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361.375 362.359 362.485 2.6 0.3 0.0
 

Recreation (3)

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121.013 121.212 121.629 0.9 0.5 0.3
 

Education and communication (3)

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137.871 137.969 138.130 0.4 0.2 0.1
 

Other goods and services

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445.107 446.595 451.869 2.6 1.5 1.2
 

Commodity and service group

 

Commodities

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188.007 189.705 190.030 -3.1 1.1 0.2

Commodities less food and beverages

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153.257 155.395 155.633 -6.3 1.6 0.2

Nondurables less food and beverages

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192.195 196.733 196.973 -9.4 2.5 0.1

Durables

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108.036 107.924 108.143 -1.0 0.1 0.2

Services

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313.724 314.128 315.480 1.8 0.6 0.4
 

Special aggregate indexes

 

All items less shelter

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227.595 228.684 229.538 -1.1 0.9 0.4

All items less medical care

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242.245 243.258 244.233 -0.2 0.8 0.4

Commodities less food

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156.726 158.846 159.073 -6.0 1.5 0.1

Nondurables

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221.553 224.220 224.583 -3.7 1.4 0.2

Nondurables less food

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195.409 199.746 199.961 -8.6 2.3 0.1

Services less rent of shelter (2)

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314.968 314.906 316.813 1.3 0.6 0.6

Services less medical care services

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301.306 301.649 303.246 1.7 0.6 0.5

Energy

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200.716 206.175 211.160 -15.7 5.2 2.4

All items less energy

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259.490 260.049 260.486 1.6 0.4 0.2

All items less food and energy

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262.678 263.260 263.680 1.6 0.4 0.2

Footnotes
(1) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(2) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(3) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(4) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(5) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.

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

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Consumer Price Index, Northeast Region – June 2015

Regional prices up 0.3 percent over the month; unchanged over the year

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Northeast increased 0.3 percent in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau’s regional commissioner, noted that this was mostly due to increases in the energy index and the all items less food and energy index, up 2.4 and 0.2 percent, respectively. The food index also rose over the month, edging up 0.2 percent. (Data in this report are not seasonally adjusted. Accordingly, month-to-month changes may reflect the impact of seasonal influences.)

Over the last 12 months, the Northeast all items CPI-U was unchanged—the first time this index has reported no change over the year since its inception in 1967. (See chart 1 and table A.) Increases in the all items less food and energy index (1.6 percent) and the food index (2.0 percent) were offset by a drop in the energy index (-15.7 percent) since June 2014. (See table 1.)

 Chart 1. Over-the-year percent change in CPI-U, Northeast region, June 2012-June 2015

Food

The food index edged up 0.2 percent since May. Prices for food away from home and food at home increased, up 0.3 and 0.2 percent, respectively.

From June 2014 to June 2015, the food index increased 2.0 percent. Prices for food away from home rose 2.7 percent over the year and those for food at home increased 1.6 percent.

Energy

The energy index, which includes prices for household and transportation fuels, increased 2.4 percent since May. Prices were higher over the month for electricity and gasoline, up 4.8 and 2.5 percent, respectively. The increase was moderated by a 1.7-percent decrease in utility (piped) gas prices.

The energy index fell 15.7 percent since June 2014, mostly due to a 25.0-percent drop in gasoline prices. Prices for utility (piped) gas service also fell over the year, down 15.3 percent, while the electricity index increased 3.5 percent.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy edged up 0.2 percent in June. Shelter prices rose over the month, as the owners’ equivalent rent of residences component also rose (0.3 percent each). Moderating the overall increase in the all items less food and energy index were a seasonal decrease in apparel prices (-1.9 percent) and lower prices for medical care (-0.4 percent).

Over the year, the index for all items less food and energy increased 1.6 percent, led by higher prices for shelter (2.2 percent). Prices were also higher for several other categories including medical care and other goods and services (2.6 percent each).

 

Table A. Northeast region CPI-U 1-month and 12-month percent changes, all items index, not seasonally adjusted
Month 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month

January

0.4 1.6 0.4 2.9 0.3 1.8 0.6 1.5 -0.2 -0.4

February

0.5 2.0 0.4 2.8 0.6 2.0 0.1 1.0 0.2 -0.2

March

0.8 2.5 0.5 2.5 0.0 1.5 0.5 1.5 0.3 -0.4

April

0.5 2.8 0.3 2.3 -0.1 1.1 0.0 1.6 0.1 -0.3

May

0.5 3.2 -0.1 1.7 0.0 1.2 0.4 2.0 0.4 -0.3

June

0.1 3.4 -0.2 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.0 1.9 0.3 0.0

July

0.2 3.6 -0.1 1.1 0.2 1.8 0.1 1.8    

August

0.3 3.8 0.5 1.3 0.2 1.5 -0.3 1.3    

September

0.1 4.0 0.5 1.7 0.1 1.1 0.0 1.2    

October

-0.1 3.6 0.1 1.9 -0.4 0.7 -0.2 1.4    

November

-0.1 3.2 -0.2 1.8 0.1 1.0 -0.4 0.9    

December

-0.3 2.9 -0.3 1.8 0.0 1.3 -0.5 0.4    

The Consumer Price Index for July 2015 is scheduled to be released Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. (ET).


Technical Note

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time in a fixed market basket of goods and services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups: (1) a CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) which covers approximately 89 percent of the total population and (2) a CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which covers approximately 28 percent of the total population. The CPI-U includes, in addition to wage earners and clerical workers, groups such as professional, managerial, and technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.

The CPI is based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels, transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services, drugs, and the other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. Each month, prices are collected in 87 urban areas across the country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 26,000 retail establishments--department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling stations, and other types of stores and service establishments. All taxes directly associated with the purchase and use of items are included in the index.

The index measures price changes from a designated reference date (1982-84) that equals 100.0. An increase of 16.5 percent, for example, is shown as 116.5. This change can also be expressed in dollars as follows: the price of a base period "market basket" of goods and services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65. For further details see the CPI home page on the Internet at www.bls.gov/cpi and the BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 17, The Consumer Price Index, available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch17_a.htm.

In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each location are averaged together with weights that represent their importance in the spending of the appropriate population group. Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average. Because the sample size of a local area is smaller, the local area index is subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error than the national index. In addition, local indexes are not adjusted for seasonal influences. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are quite similar. Note: Area indexes do not measure differences in the level of prices between cities; they only measure the average change in prices for each area since the base period.

The Northeast region is comprised of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Indexes and percent changes for selected periods, Northeast Region, (1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted) (not seasonally adjusted)
Expenditure category Indexes Percent change from
 
Historical
data
Apr.
2015
May
2015
Jun.
2015
Jun.
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015

All items

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251.760 252.770 253.626 0.0 0.7 0.3

All items (December 1977 = 100)

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396.445 398.035 399.384      
 

Food and beverages

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250.844 251.356 251.852 2.0 0.4 0.2

Food

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251.004 251.457 252.005 2.0 0.4 0.2

Food at home

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248.741 248.838 249.264 1.6 0.2 0.2

Food away from home

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257.490 258.477 259.212 2.7 0.7 0.3

Alcoholic beverages

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247.604 248.871 248.698 1.4 0.4 -0.1
 

Housing

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264.249 263.998 265.278 1.1 0.4 0.5

Shelter

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322.783 323.612 324.500 2.2 0.5 0.3

Rent of primary residence (1)

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322.634 323.764 324.535 2.6 0.6 0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of residences (1) (2)

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334.155 334.672 335.723 2.2 0.5 0.3

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence (1) (2)

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333.963 334.468 335.490 2.2 0.5 0.3

Fuels and utilities

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218.143 213.340 217.557 -4.7 -0.3 2.0

Household energy

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195.470 190.234 194.781 -5.8 -0.4 2.4

Energy services (1)

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193.183 187.136 193.073 -1.6 -0.1 3.2

Electricity (1)

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205.243 197.806 207.265 3.5 1.0 4.8

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

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153.948 151.500 148.862 -15.3 -3.3 -1.7

Household furnishings and operations

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124.634 123.998 124.590 -0.7 0.0 0.5
 

Apparel

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132.034 131.321 128.839 0.4 -2.4 -1.9
 

Transportation

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199.572 205.061 206.823 -7.1 3.6 0.9

Private transportation

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191.261 195.963 197.526 -7.6 3.3 0.8

New and used motor vehicles (3)

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98.601 98.504 98.829 0.1 0.2 0.3

New vehicles

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145.555 145.380 145.957 0.9 0.3 0.4

New cars and trucks (3) (4)

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100.850 100.743 101.138 0.9 0.3 0.4

New cars (4)

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138.111 137.704 138.407 0.2 0.2 0.5

Used cars and trucks

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156.913 157.983 158.465 -0.6 1.0 0.3

Motor fuel

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207.583 228.019 233.607 -25.0 12.5 2.5

Gasoline (all types)

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206.474 227.031 232.646 -25.0 12.7 2.5

Gasoline, unleaded regular (4)

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205.052 226.196 231.928 -25.5 13.1 2.5

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (4) (5)

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216.578 235.448 240.649 -23.8 11.1 2.2

Gasoline, unleaded premium (4)

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210.162 227.283 232.359 -22.7 10.6 2.2
 

Medical care

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468.386 469.261 467.204 2.6 -0.3 -0.4

Medical care commodities

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378.248 377.639 377.849 2.3 -0.1 0.1

Medical care services

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493.380 494.757 491.942 2.7 -0.3 -0.6

Professional services

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361.375 362.359 362.485 2.6 0.3 0.0
 

Recreation (3)

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121.013 121.212 121.629 0.9 0.5 0.3
 

Education and communication (3)

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137.871 137.969 138.130 0.4 0.2 0.1
 

Other goods and services

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445.107 446.595 451.869 2.6 1.5 1.2
 

Commodity and service group

 

Commodities

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188.007 189.705 190.030 -3.1 1.1 0.2

Commodities less food and beverages

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153.257 155.395 155.633 -6.3 1.6 0.2

Nondurables less food and beverages

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192.195 196.733 196.973 -9.4 2.5 0.1

Durables

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108.036 107.924 108.143 -1.0 0.1 0.2

Services

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313.724 314.128 315.480 1.8 0.6 0.4
 

Special aggregate indexes

 

All items less shelter

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227.595 228.684 229.538 -1.1 0.9 0.4

All items less medical care

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242.245 243.258 244.233 -0.2 0.8 0.4

Commodities less food

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156.726 158.846 159.073 -6.0 1.5 0.1

Nondurables

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221.553 224.220 224.583 -3.7 1.4 0.2

Nondurables less food

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195.409 199.746 199.961 -8.6 2.3 0.1

Services less rent of shelter (2)

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314.968 314.906 316.813 1.3 0.6 0.6

Services less medical care services

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301.306 301.649 303.246 1.7 0.6 0.5

Energy

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200.716 206.175 211.160 -15.7 5.2 2.4

All items less energy

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259.490 260.049 260.486 1.6 0.4 0.2

All items less food and energy

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262.678 263.260 263.680 1.6 0.4 0.2

Footnotes
(1) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(2) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(3) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(4) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(5) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.

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

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