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Consumer Price Index, Northeast Region – December 2015

Regional prices down 0.4 percent over the month and up 0.5 percent over the year

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Northeast decreased 0.4 percent in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau’s regional commissioner, noted that both the energy index and the all items less food and energy index declined since November, down 2.6 and 0.2 percent, respectively. The food index was unchanged over the month. (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 increased 0.5 percent. (See chart 1 and table A.) The all items less food and energy index advanced 2.0 percent over the year, and food prices rose 0.7 percent. The increase was moderated by a 15.3-percent decline in the energy index since December 2014. (See table 1.)

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

Food

The food index was unchanged since November. Prices for food at home inched down 0.1 percent, while prices for food away from home inched up 0.1 percent over the month.  

From December 2014 to December 2015, the food index increased 0.7 percent. Prices for food away from home rose 2.2 percent over the year, while those for food at home edged down 0.3 percent.

Energy

The energy index, which includes prices for household and transportation fuels, decreased 2.6 percent since November, led by a 3.2-percent decline in gasoline prices. Prices for utility (piped) gas and electricity also fell over the month, down 4.0 and 0.9 percent, respectively.

The energy index fell 15.3 percent since December 2014, led by a 22.6-percent drop in gasoline prices. Prices for utility (piped) gas and electricity also decreased over the year, down 15.3 and 1.9 percent, respectively.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy edged down 0.2 percent in December. The index’s decline was led by lower prices for apparel (-2.0 percent), medical care (-0.3 percent), and education and communication (-0.2 percent).

Over the year, the index for all items less food and energy increased 2.0 percent, led by higher prices for shelter, particularly owners’ equivalent rent of residences (2.7 percent each). Prices were also higher over the year for education and communication (2.4 percent) and medical care (2.2 percent), among others.

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 -0.1 -0.2

August

0.3 3.8 0.5 1.3 0.2 1.5 -0.3 1.3 -0.2 -0.1

September

0.1 4.0 0.5 1.7 0.1 1.1 0.0 1.2 0.0 -0.1

October

-0.1 3.6 0.1 1.9 -0.4 0.7 -0.2 1.4 -0.2 -0.1

November

-0.1 3.2 -0.2 1.8 0.1 1.0 -0.4 0.9 0.0 0.3

December

-0.3 2.9 -0.3 1.8 0.0 1.3 -0.5 0.4 -0.4 0.5

The Consumer Price Index for January 2016 is scheduled to be released Friday, February 19, 2016, 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
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2014
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015

All items

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252.504 252.573 251.670 0.5 -0.3 -0.4

All items (December 1977 = 100)

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397.616 397.726 396.303      
 

Food and beverages

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252.759 252.167 252.100 0.7 -0.3 0.0

Food

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252.919 252.328 252.268 0.7 -0.3 0.0

Food at home

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249.465 248.120 247.883 -0.3 -0.6 -0.1

Food away from home

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261.198 261.719 261.919 2.2 0.3 0.1

Alcoholic beverages

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249.500 248.902 248.763 0.2 -0.3 -0.1
 

Housing

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265.348 265.874 265.320 1.3 0.0 -0.2

Shelter

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327.847 327.989 328.018 2.7 0.1 0.0

Rent of primary residence (1)

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328.864 329.456 330.296 3.0 0.4 0.3

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

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339.116 339.816 340.368 2.7 0.4 0.2

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

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338.861 339.561 340.105 2.7 0.4 0.2

Fuels and utilities

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204.297 207.541 203.697 -7.3 -0.3 -1.9

Household energy

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179.901 183.405 179.319 -9.0 -0.3 -2.2

Energy services (1)

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179.883 184.232 181.210 -5.5 0.7 -1.6

Electricity (1)

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192.385 194.217 192.558 -1.9 0.1 -0.9

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

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140.377 150.364 144.327 -15.3 2.8 -4.0

Household furnishings and operations

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123.219 123.105 122.920 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2
 

Apparel

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133.577 130.735 128.090 1.5 -4.1 -2.0
 

Transportation

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194.865 195.171 193.211 -5.0 -0.8 -1.0

Private transportation

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186.260 186.101 184.880 -5.4 -0.7 -0.7

New and used motor vehicles (3)

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97.504 97.255 97.113 0.2 -0.4 -0.1

New vehicles

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145.103 145.486 145.024 0.6 -0.1 -0.3

New cars and trucks (3) (4)

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100.560 100.812 100.482 0.6 -0.1 -0.3

New cars (4)

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137.195 137.282 137.230 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Used cars and trucks

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152.746 150.002 149.144 0.0 -2.4 -0.6

Motor fuel

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187.946 186.892 180.925 -22.6 -3.7 -3.2

Gasoline (all types)

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187.075 186.046 180.106 -22.6 -3.7 -3.2

Gasoline, unleaded regular (4)

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184.097 183.124 177.112 -23.3 -3.8 -3.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (4) (5)

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202.372 200.784 194.852 -20.5 -3.7 -3.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium (4)

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200.149 198.643 193.420 -18.1 -3.4 -2.6
 

Medical care

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471.457 472.096 470.813 2.2 -0.1 -0.3

Medical care commodities

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375.766 371.518 369.270 -1.2 -1.7 -0.6

Medical care services

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498.330 500.650 499.719 3.1 0.3 -0.2

Professional services

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362.999 367.449 365.933 2.1 0.8 -0.4
 

Recreation (3)

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120.907 120.427 120.123 0.9 -0.6 -0.3
 

Education and communication (3)

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141.127 141.499 141.178 2.4 0.0 -0.2
 

Other goods and services

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454.368 456.362 455.714 2.3 0.3 -0.1
 

Commodity and service group

 

Commodities

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186.071 185.183 183.806 -2.5 -1.2 -0.7

Commodities less food and beverages

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149.744 148.766 146.883 -4.7 -1.9 -1.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

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186.619 185.059 181.895 -7.4 -2.5 -1.7

Durables

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106.580 106.182 105.554 -0.5 -1.0 -0.6

Services

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316.906 317.843 317.353 2.1 0.1 -0.2
 

Special aggregate indexes

 

All items less shelter

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226.717 226.760 225.495 -0.7 -0.5 -0.6

All items less medical care

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242.892 242.938 242.052 0.3 -0.3 -0.4

Commodities less food

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153.363 152.393 150.554 -4.5 -1.8 -1.2

Nondurables

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219.481 218.367 216.645 -3.1 -1.3 -0.8

Nondurables less food

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190.287 188.786 185.805 -6.8 -2.4 -1.6

Services less rent of shelter (2)

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316.171 318.026 316.938 1.4 0.2 -0.3

Services less medical care services

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304.366 305.215 304.753 2.0 0.1 -0.2

Energy

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183.436 185.044 180.170 -15.3 -1.8 -2.6

All items less energy

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262.108 262.019 261.518 1.8 -0.2 -0.2

All items less food and energy

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265.439 265.439 264.856 2.0 -0.2 -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 – December 2015

Regional prices down 0.4 percent over the month and up 0.5 percent over the year

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Northeast decreased 0.4 percent in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau’s regional commissioner, noted that both the energy index and the all items less food and energy index declined since November, down 2.6 and 0.2 percent, respectively. The food index was unchanged over the month. (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 increased 0.5 percent. (See chart 1 and table A.) The all items less food and energy index advanced 2.0 percent over the year, and food prices rose 0.7 percent. The increase was moderated by a 15.3-percent decline in the energy index since December 2014. (See table 1.)

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

Food

The food index was unchanged since November. Prices for food at home inched down 0.1 percent, while prices for food away from home inched up 0.1 percent over the month.  

From December 2014 to December 2015, the food index increased 0.7 percent. Prices for food away from home rose 2.2 percent over the year, while those for food at home edged down 0.3 percent.

Energy

The energy index, which includes prices for household and transportation fuels, decreased 2.6 percent since November, led by a 3.2-percent decline in gasoline prices. Prices for utility (piped) gas and electricity also fell over the month, down 4.0 and 0.9 percent, respectively.

The energy index fell 15.3 percent since December 2014, led by a 22.6-percent drop in gasoline prices. Prices for utility (piped) gas and electricity also decreased over the year, down 15.3 and 1.9 percent, respectively.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy edged down 0.2 percent in December. The index’s decline was led by lower prices for apparel (-2.0 percent), medical care (-0.3 percent), and education and communication (-0.2 percent).

Over the year, the index for all items less food and energy increased 2.0 percent, led by higher prices for shelter, particularly owners’ equivalent rent of residences (2.7 percent each). Prices were also higher over the year for education and communication (2.4 percent) and medical care (2.2 percent), among others.

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 -0.1 -0.2

August

0.3 3.8 0.5 1.3 0.2 1.5 -0.3 1.3 -0.2 -0.1

September

0.1 4.0 0.5 1.7 0.1 1.1 0.0 1.2 0.0 -0.1

October

-0.1 3.6 0.1 1.9 -0.4 0.7 -0.2 1.4 -0.2 -0.1

November

-0.1 3.2 -0.2 1.8 0.1 1.0 -0.4 0.9 0.0 0.3

December

-0.3 2.9 -0.3 1.8 0.0 1.3 -0.5 0.4 -0.4 0.5

The Consumer Price Index for January 2016 is scheduled to be released Friday, February 19, 2016, 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
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2014
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015

All items

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252.504 252.573 251.670 0.5 -0.3 -0.4

All items (December 1977 = 100)

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397.616 397.726 396.303      
 

Food and beverages

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252.759 252.167 252.100 0.7 -0.3 0.0

Food

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252.919 252.328 252.268 0.7 -0.3 0.0

Food at home

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249.465 248.120 247.883 -0.3 -0.6 -0.1

Food away from home

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261.198 261.719 261.919 2.2 0.3 0.1

Alcoholic beverages

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249.500 248.902 248.763 0.2 -0.3 -0.1
 

Housing

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265.348 265.874 265.320 1.3 0.0 -0.2

Shelter

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327.847 327.989 328.018 2.7 0.1 0.0

Rent of primary residence (1)

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328.864 329.456 330.296 3.0 0.4 0.3

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

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339.116 339.816 340.368 2.7 0.4 0.2

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

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338.861 339.561 340.105 2.7 0.4 0.2

Fuels and utilities

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204.297 207.541 203.697 -7.3 -0.3 -1.9

Household energy

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179.901 183.405 179.319 -9.0 -0.3 -2.2

Energy services (1)

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179.883 184.232 181.210 -5.5 0.7 -1.6

Electricity (1)

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192.385 194.217 192.558 -1.9 0.1 -0.9

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

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140.377 150.364 144.327 -15.3 2.8 -4.0

Household furnishings and operations

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123.219 123.105 122.920 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2
 

Apparel

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133.577 130.735 128.090 1.5 -4.1 -2.0
 

Transportation

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194.865 195.171 193.211 -5.0 -0.8 -1.0

Private transportation

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186.260 186.101 184.880 -5.4 -0.7 -0.7

New and used motor vehicles (3)

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97.504 97.255 97.113 0.2 -0.4 -0.1

New vehicles

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145.103 145.486 145.024 0.6 -0.1 -0.3

New cars and trucks (3) (4)

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100.560 100.812 100.482 0.6 -0.1 -0.3

New cars (4)

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137.195 137.282 137.230 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Used cars and trucks

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152.746 150.002 149.144 0.0 -2.4 -0.6

Motor fuel

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187.946 186.892 180.925 -22.6 -3.7 -3.2

Gasoline (all types)

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187.075 186.046 180.106 -22.6 -3.7 -3.2

Gasoline, unleaded regular (4)

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184.097 183.124 177.112 -23.3 -3.8 -3.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (4) (5)

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202.372 200.784 194.852 -20.5 -3.7 -3.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium (4)

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200.149 198.643 193.420 -18.1 -3.4 -2.6
 

Medical care

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471.457 472.096 470.813 2.2 -0.1 -0.3

Medical care commodities

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375.766 371.518 369.270 -1.2 -1.7 -0.6

Medical care services

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498.330 500.650 499.719 3.1 0.3 -0.2

Professional services

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362.999 367.449 365.933 2.1 0.8 -0.4
 

Recreation (3)

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120.907 120.427 120.123 0.9 -0.6 -0.3
 

Education and communication (3)

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141.127 141.499 141.178 2.4 0.0 -0.2
 

Other goods and services

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454.368 456.362 455.714 2.3 0.3 -0.1
 

Commodity and service group

 

Commodities

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186.071 185.183 183.806 -2.5 -1.2 -0.7

Commodities less food and beverages

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149.744 148.766 146.883 -4.7 -1.9 -1.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

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186.619 185.059 181.895 -7.4 -2.5 -1.7

Durables

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106.580 106.182 105.554 -0.5 -1.0 -0.6

Services

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316.906 317.843 317.353 2.1 0.1 -0.2
 

Special aggregate indexes

 

All items less shelter

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226.717 226.760 225.495 -0.7 -0.5 -0.6

All items less medical care

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242.892 242.938 242.052 0.3 -0.3 -0.4

Commodities less food

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153.363 152.393 150.554 -4.5 -1.8 -1.2

Nondurables

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219.481 218.367 216.645 -3.1 -1.3 -0.8

Nondurables less food

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190.287 188.786 185.805 -6.8 -2.4 -1.6

Services less rent of shelter (2)

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316.171 318.026 316.938 1.4 0.2 -0.3

Services less medical care services

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304.366 305.215 304.753 2.0 0.1 -0.2

Energy

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183.436 185.044 180.170 -15.3 -1.8 -2.6

All items less energy

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262.108 262.019 261.518 1.8 -0.2 -0.2

All items less food and energy

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265.439 265.439 264.856 2.0 -0.2 -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.

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016