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Consumer Price Index, Northeast Region – February 2015

Area prices up 0.2 percent over the month and down 0.2 percent over the year

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Northeast edged up 0.2 percent in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau’s regional commissioner, noted that a 0.3-percent rise in the all items less food and energy index was mostly offset by a 0.3-percent decline in the energy index. 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 decreased 0.2 percent. (See chart 1 and table A.) The energy index fell 18.7 percent over the year, while the all items less food and energy index was 1.4 percent higher. Food prices also increased from February 2014, up 2.7 percent. (See table 1.)

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

Food

After inching up 0.1 percent in January, food prices were unchanged in February. Food away from home prices inched up 0.1 percent, while food at home prices were unchanged over the month.

From February 2014 to February 2015, the food index increased 2.7 percent. Food at home prices rose 2.9 percent over the year and prices for food away from home increased 2.3 percent.

Energy

The energy index, which includes prices for household and transportation fuels, decreased for the ninth straight month, down 20.3 percent since May 2014 and 0.3 percent since January. Both gasoline and utility (piped) gas service prices were lower over the month, down 2.0 and 2.6 percent, respectively. Moderating the overall decline in the energy index were higher electricity prices, up 2.0 percent since January.

The energy index fell 18.7 percent since February 2014.  The recent decrease was mostly due to a 34.4-percent drop in gasoline prices—the largest 12-month decrease since July 2009. Prices for utility (piped) gas service also fell over the year, down 10.5 percent, while those for electricity increased 8.6 percent.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy edged up 0.3 percent in February. A 2.7-percent seasonal increase in apparel prices led the recent advance. Among the index’s other components, prices were also higher for shelter, particularly owners’ equivalent rent of residences (0.2 percent each), along with those for medical care (0.7 percent) and recreation (0.5 percent).

Over the year, the index for all items less food and energy increased 1.4 percent, led by higher prices for shelter (2.3 percent). Prices were also higher for medical care (3.4 percent) and apparel (2.2 percent). Moderating the 12-month advance in the all items less food and energy index were lower prices for household furnishings and operations and recreation, down 1.7 and 0.9 percent, respectively.

 

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    

April

0.5 2.8 0.3 2.3 -0.1 1.1 0.0 1.6    

May

0.5 3.2 -0.1 1.7 0.0 1.2 0.4 2.0    

June

0.1 3.4 -0.2 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.0 1.9    

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 March 2015 is scheduled to be released Friday, April 17, 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.

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
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015

All items

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250.519 250.016 250.619 -0.2 0.0 0.2

All items (December 1977 = 100)

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394.492 393.699 394.648      
 

Food and beverages

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250.444 250.774 250.897 2.6 0.2 0.0

Food

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250.516 250.847 250.917 2.7 0.2 0.0

Food at home

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248.691 248.942 248.881 2.9 0.1 0.0

Food away from home

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256.346 256.799 257.064 2.3 0.3 0.1

Alcoholic beverages

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248.323 248.652 249.447 1.3 0.5 0.3
 

Housing

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261.939 263.363 264.049 1.3 0.8 0.3

Shelter

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319.376 320.295 321.074 2.3 0.5 0.2

Rent of primary residence (1)

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320.606 321.124 321.961 2.8 0.4 0.3

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

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331.392 332.339 332.996 2.1 0.5 0.2

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

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331.222 332.166 332.815 2.1 0.5 0.2

Fuels and utilities

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219.675 225.280 226.898 -2.5 3.3 0.7

Household energy

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197.158 203.231 204.961 -3.2 4.0 0.9

Energy services (1)

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191.825 201.727 203.334 3.2 6.0 0.8

Electricity (1)

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196.345 210.584 214.691 8.6 9.3 2.0

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

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170.300 169.493 165.164 -10.5 -3.0 -2.6

Household furnishings and operations

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123.004 123.219 122.954 -1.7 0.0 -0.2
 

Apparel

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126.185 127.778 131.201 2.2 4.0 2.7
 

Transportation

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203.360 195.235 195.156 -9.8 -4.0 0.0

Private transportation

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195.468 187.107 186.628 -10.8 -4.5 -0.3

New and used motor vehicles (3)

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96.961 97.019 97.384 -0.9 0.4 0.4

New vehicles

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144.186 144.923 145.396 0.5 0.8 0.3

New cars and trucks (3) (4)

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99.890 100.409 100.757 0.5 0.9 0.3

New cars (4)

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137.366 138.324 138.743 -0.1 1.0 0.3

Used cars and trucks

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149.169 148.559 150.518 -2.6 0.9 1.3

Motor fuel

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233.855 196.553 192.644 -34.4 -17.6 -2.0

Gasoline (all types)

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232.565 195.288 191.458 -34.4 -17.7 -2.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular (4)

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230.940 193.172 189.577 -35.2 -17.9 -1.9

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (4) (5)

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245.039 208.492 203.032 -32.1 -17.1 -2.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium (4)

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236.160 202.677 197.472 -30.8 -16.4 -2.6
 

Medical care

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460.596 462.132 465.554 3.4 1.1 0.7

Medical care commodities

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373.682 374.814 379.834 4.1 1.6 1.3

Medical care services

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484.578 486.233 489.058 3.1 0.9 0.6

Professional services

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358.519 358.844 360.957 2.8 0.7 0.6
 

Recreation (3)

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119.093 119.495 120.103 -0.9 0.8 0.5
 

Education and communication (3)

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137.850 138.118 137.904 0.3 0.0 -0.2
 

Other goods and services

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445.391 448.803 444.710 1.8 -0.2 -0.9
 

Commodity and service group

 

Commodities

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188.554 185.655 186.174 -4.2 -1.3 0.3

Commodities less food and beverages

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154.189 150.020 150.688 -8.5 -2.3 0.4

Nondurables less food and beverages

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196.400 187.409 188.497 -12.0 -4.0 0.6

Durables

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106.045 106.389 106.641 -2.4 0.6 0.2

Services

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310.844 312.501 313.190 2.0 0.8 0.2
 

Special aggregate indexes

 

All items less shelter

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227.159 226.115 226.657 -1.5 -0.2 0.2

All items less medical care

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241.277 240.691 241.177 -0.5 0.0 0.2

Commodities less food

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157.655 153.606 154.280 -8.0 -2.1 0.4

Nondurables

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223.610 218.962 219.602 -4.7 -1.8 0.3

Nondurables less food

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199.400 190.977 192.046 -11.1 -3.7 0.6

Services less rent of shelter (2)

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312.601 315.145 315.746 1.7 1.0 0.2

Services less medical care services

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298.798 300.447 301.003 1.9 0.7 0.2

Energy

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212.652 200.653 200.035 -18.7 -5.9 -0.3

All items less energy

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256.872 257.555 258.290 1.6 0.6 0.3

All items less food and energy

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259.664 260.414 261.272 1.4 0.6 0.3

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 – February 2015

Area prices up 0.2 percent over the month and down 0.2 percent over the year

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Northeast edged up 0.2 percent in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau’s regional commissioner, noted that a 0.3-percent rise in the all items less food and energy index was mostly offset by a 0.3-percent decline in the energy index. 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 decreased 0.2 percent. (See chart 1 and table A.) The energy index fell 18.7 percent over the year, while the all items less food and energy index was 1.4 percent higher. Food prices also increased from February 2014, up 2.7 percent. (See table 1.)

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

Food

After inching up 0.1 percent in January, food prices were unchanged in February. Food away from home prices inched up 0.1 percent, while food at home prices were unchanged over the month.

From February 2014 to February 2015, the food index increased 2.7 percent. Food at home prices rose 2.9 percent over the year and prices for food away from home increased 2.3 percent.

Energy

The energy index, which includes prices for household and transportation fuels, decreased for the ninth straight month, down 20.3 percent since May 2014 and 0.3 percent since January. Both gasoline and utility (piped) gas service prices were lower over the month, down 2.0 and 2.6 percent, respectively. Moderating the overall decline in the energy index were higher electricity prices, up 2.0 percent since January.

The energy index fell 18.7 percent since February 2014.  The recent decrease was mostly due to a 34.4-percent drop in gasoline prices—the largest 12-month decrease since July 2009. Prices for utility (piped) gas service also fell over the year, down 10.5 percent, while those for electricity increased 8.6 percent.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy edged up 0.3 percent in February. A 2.7-percent seasonal increase in apparel prices led the recent advance. Among the index’s other components, prices were also higher for shelter, particularly owners’ equivalent rent of residences (0.2 percent each), along with those for medical care (0.7 percent) and recreation (0.5 percent).

Over the year, the index for all items less food and energy increased 1.4 percent, led by higher prices for shelter (2.3 percent). Prices were also higher for medical care (3.4 percent) and apparel (2.2 percent). Moderating the 12-month advance in the all items less food and energy index were lower prices for household furnishings and operations and recreation, down 1.7 and 0.9 percent, respectively.

 

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    

April

0.5 2.8 0.3 2.3 -0.1 1.1 0.0 1.6    

May

0.5 3.2 -0.1 1.7 0.0 1.2 0.4 2.0    

June

0.1 3.4 -0.2 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.0 1.9    

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 March 2015 is scheduled to be released Friday, April 17, 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.

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
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015

All items

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250.519 250.016 250.619 -0.2 0.0 0.2

All items (December 1977 = 100)

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394.492 393.699 394.648      
 

Food and beverages

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250.444 250.774 250.897 2.6 0.2 0.0

Food

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250.516 250.847 250.917 2.7 0.2 0.0

Food at home

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248.691 248.942 248.881 2.9 0.1 0.0

Food away from home

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256.346 256.799 257.064 2.3 0.3 0.1

Alcoholic beverages

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248.323 248.652 249.447 1.3 0.5 0.3
 

Housing

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261.939 263.363 264.049 1.3 0.8 0.3

Shelter

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319.376 320.295 321.074 2.3 0.5 0.2

Rent of primary residence (1)

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320.606 321.124 321.961 2.8 0.4 0.3

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

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331.392 332.339 332.996 2.1 0.5 0.2

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

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331.222 332.166 332.815 2.1 0.5 0.2

Fuels and utilities

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219.675 225.280 226.898 -2.5 3.3 0.7

Household energy

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197.158 203.231 204.961 -3.2 4.0 0.9

Energy services (1)

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191.825 201.727 203.334 3.2 6.0 0.8

Electricity (1)

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196.345 210.584 214.691 8.6 9.3 2.0

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

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170.300 169.493 165.164 -10.5 -3.0 -2.6

Household furnishings and operations

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123.004 123.219 122.954 -1.7 0.0 -0.2
 

Apparel

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126.185 127.778 131.201 2.2 4.0 2.7
 

Transportation

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203.360 195.235 195.156 -9.8 -4.0 0.0

Private transportation

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195.468 187.107 186.628 -10.8 -4.5 -0.3

New and used motor vehicles (3)

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96.961 97.019 97.384 -0.9 0.4 0.4

New vehicles

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144.186 144.923 145.396 0.5 0.8 0.3

New cars and trucks (3) (4)

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99.890 100.409 100.757 0.5 0.9 0.3

New cars (4)

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137.366 138.324 138.743 -0.1 1.0 0.3

Used cars and trucks

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149.169 148.559 150.518 -2.6 0.9 1.3

Motor fuel

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233.855 196.553 192.644 -34.4 -17.6 -2.0

Gasoline (all types)

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232.565 195.288 191.458 -34.4 -17.7 -2.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular (4)

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230.940 193.172 189.577 -35.2 -17.9 -1.9

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (4) (5)

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245.039 208.492 203.032 -32.1 -17.1 -2.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium (4)

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236.160 202.677 197.472 -30.8 -16.4 -2.6
 

Medical care

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460.596 462.132 465.554 3.4 1.1 0.7

Medical care commodities

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373.682 374.814 379.834 4.1 1.6 1.3

Medical care services

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484.578 486.233 489.058 3.1 0.9 0.6

Professional services

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358.519 358.844 360.957 2.8 0.7 0.6
 

Recreation (3)

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119.093 119.495 120.103 -0.9 0.8 0.5
 

Education and communication (3)

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137.850 138.118 137.904 0.3 0.0 -0.2
 

Other goods and services

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445.391 448.803 444.710 1.8 -0.2 -0.9
 

Commodity and service group

 

Commodities

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188.554 185.655 186.174 -4.2 -1.3 0.3

Commodities less food and beverages

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154.189 150.020 150.688 -8.5 -2.3 0.4

Nondurables less food and beverages

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196.400 187.409 188.497 -12.0 -4.0 0.6

Durables

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106.045 106.389 106.641 -2.4 0.6 0.2

Services

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310.844 312.501 313.190 2.0 0.8 0.2
 

Special aggregate indexes

 

All items less shelter

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227.159 226.115 226.657 -1.5 -0.2 0.2

All items less medical care

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241.277 240.691 241.177 -0.5 0.0 0.2

Commodities less food

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157.655 153.606 154.280 -8.0 -2.1 0.4

Nondurables

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223.610 218.962 219.602 -4.7 -1.8 0.3

Nondurables less food

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199.400 190.977 192.046 -11.1 -3.7 0.6

Services less rent of shelter (2)

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312.601 315.145 315.746 1.7 1.0 0.2

Services less medical care services

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298.798 300.447 301.003 1.9 0.7 0.2

Energy

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212.652 200.653 200.035 -18.7 -5.9 -0.3

All items less energy

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256.872 257.555 258.290 1.6 0.6 0.3

All items less food and energy

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259.664 260.414 261.272 1.4 0.6 0.3

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: Tuesday, March 24, 2015