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Consumer Price Index, Northeast Region – March 2016

Regional prices up 0.2 percent over the month and 0.6 percent over the year

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Northeast edged up 0.2 percent in March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau’s regional commissioner, noted that the recent increase was due to a 0.2-percent rise in the all items less food and energy index and a 1.9-percent advance in the energy index. Partially offsetting the overall increase was a one-month decrease in the food index, down 0.4 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 increased 0.6 percent, due mostly to a 1.9-percent advance in the all items less food and energy index. Food prices also rose, up 0.6 percent over the year. (See chart 1 and table A.) The increase was moderated by a 13.8-percent decline in the energy index since March 2015. (See table 1.)

  Chart 1. Over-the-year percent change in CPI-U, Northeast region, March 2013-March 2016

Food

The food index fell 0.4 percent since February. Prices for one of its two components, food at home, decreased 0.9 percent, while prices for the other, food away from home, edged up 0.3 percent over the month.  

From March 2015 to March 2016, the food index increased 0.6 percent. Prices for food away from home rose 2.7 percent over the year, while those for food at home declined 0.8 percent.

Energy

The energy index, which includes prices for household and transportation fuels, increased 1.9 percent since February, led by a 2.9-percent rise in gasoline prices. Prices for utility (piped) gas service and electricity also increased over the month, up 4.3 and 0.6 percent, respectively.

The energy index fell 13.8 percent since March 2015, led by a 21.8-percent drop in gasoline prices. Prices for electricity and utility (piped) gas service also decreased over the year, down 3.1 and 6.2 percent, respectively.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy edged up 0.2 percent in March. The index’s increase was led by higher prices for shelter, particularly owners’ equivalent rent of residences (0.2 percent each). Price increases for recreation (0.5 percent) and used cars and trucks (1.6 percent) also contributed to the one-month rise in the all items less food and energy index.

Over the year, the index for all items less food and energy increased 1.9 percent, led by higher prices for shelter (2.5 percent), particularly owners’ equivalent rent of residences (2.7 percent). Prices were also higher over the year for medical care (2.9 percent) and education and communication (2.5 percent).

Table A. Northeast region CPI-U 1-month and 12-month percent changes, all items index, not seasonally adjusted
Month 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month

January

0.4 2.9 0.3 1.8 0.6 1.5 -0.2 -0.4 0.0 0.7

February

0.4 2.8 0.6 2.0 0.1 1.0 0.2 -0.2 0.2 0.7

March

0.5 2.5 0.0 1.5 0.5 1.5 0.3 -0.4 0.2 0.6

April

0.3 2.3 -0.1 1.1 0.0 1.6 0.1 -0.3    

May

-0.1 1.7 0.0 1.2 0.4 2.0 0.4 -0.3    

June

-0.2 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.0 1.9 0.3 0.0    

July

-0.1 1.1 0.2 1.8 0.1 1.8 -0.1 -0.2    

August

0.5 1.3 0.2 1.5 -0.3 1.3 -0.2 -0.1    

September

0.5 1.7 0.1 1.1 0.0 1.2 0.0 -0.1    

October

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

November

-0.2 1.8 0.1 1.0 -0.4 0.9 0.0 0.3    

December

-0.3 1.8 0.0 1.3 -0.5 0.4 -0.4 0.5    

The Consumer Price Index for April 2016 is scheduled to be released Tuesday, May 17, 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/pdf/homch17.pdf.

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
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016

All items

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251.739 252.250 252.854 0.6 0.4 0.2

All items (December 1977 = 100)

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396.412 397.217 398.168      
 

Food and beverages

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253.328 253.212 252.308 0.7 -0.4 -0.4

Food

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253.531 253.261 252.236 0.6 -0.5 -0.4

Food at home

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249.096 248.472 246.278 -0.8 -1.1 -0.9

Food away from home

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263.274 263.547 264.313 2.7 0.4 0.3

Alcoholic beverages

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249.519 251.396 252.050 1.3 1.0 0.3
 

Housing

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265.610 266.340 267.159 1.2 0.6 0.3

Shelter

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328.130 329.542 330.202 2.5 0.6 0.2

Rent of primary residence (1)

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330.856 331.634 332.072 3.0 0.4 0.1

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

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340.963 341.632 342.247 2.7 0.4 0.2

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

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340.696 341.362 341.976 2.7 0.4 0.2

Fuels and utilities

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205.630 204.437 206.830 -6.4 0.6 1.2

Household energy

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181.149 179.675 182.209 -8.2 0.6 1.4

Energy services (1)

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184.665 183.484 186.299 -3.9 0.9 1.5

Electricity (1)

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197.527 196.205 197.366 -3.1 -0.1 0.6

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

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144.319 143.522 149.653 -6.2 3.7 4.3

Household furnishings and operations

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122.619 122.529 122.791 -1.2 0.1 0.2
 

Apparel

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127.645 132.054 132.779 -0.8 4.0 0.5
 

Transportation

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191.225 189.627 190.762 -4.0 -0.2 0.6

Private transportation

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182.965 180.554 181.751 -4.6 -0.7 0.7

New and used motor vehicles (3)

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97.288 97.467 97.686 -0.5 0.4 0.2

New vehicles

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145.381 145.899 145.652 0.2 0.2 -0.2

New cars and trucks (3) (4)

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100.725 101.085 100.909 0.2 0.2 -0.2

New cars (4)

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137.396 138.047 137.514 -0.6 0.1 -0.4

Used cars and trucks

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149.383 150.792 153.201 -0.6 2.6 1.6

Motor fuel

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170.044 157.071 161.526 -21.9 -5.0 2.8

Gasoline (all types)

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169.283 156.349 160.807 -21.8 -5.0 2.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular (4)

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166.101 152.914 157.741 -22.8 -5.0 3.2

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (4) (5)

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184.655 173.232 175.802 -18.3 -4.8 1.5

Gasoline, unleaded premium (4)

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184.381 173.424 175.394 -16.0 -4.9 1.1
 

Medical care

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473.711 478.863 479.701 2.9 1.3 0.2

Medical care commodities

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371.929 377.418 381.577 0.7 2.6 1.1

Medical care services

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502.663 507.637 507.331 3.5 0.9 -0.1

Professional services

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367.213 369.841 368.111 1.7 0.2 -0.5
 

Recreation (3)

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120.471 120.729 121.334 0.6 0.7 0.5
 

Education and communication (3)

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141.275 141.130 141.145 2.5 -0.1 0.0
 

Other goods and services

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455.999 458.077 459.605 3.3 0.8 0.3
 

Commodity and service group

 

Commodities

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183.250 182.954 183.369 -2.5 0.1 0.2

Commodities less food and beverages

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145.631 145.277 146.206 -4.8 0.4 0.6

Nondurables less food and beverages

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178.955 177.997 179.738 -7.2 0.4 1.0

Durables

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105.735 105.885 106.093 -1.1 0.3 0.2

Services

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317.977 319.212 319.998 2.2 0.6 0.2
 

Special aggregate indexes

 

All items less shelter

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225.549 225.732 226.320 -0.5 0.3 0.3

All items less medical care

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241.994 242.297 242.892 0.4 0.4 0.2

Commodities less food

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149.353 149.062 149.987 -4.5 0.4 0.6

Nondurables

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215.643 215.073 215.583 -3.0 0.0 0.2

Nondurables less food

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183.087 182.297 183.973 -6.5 0.5 0.9

Services less rent of shelter (2)

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318.143 319.221 320.143 1.9 0.6 0.3

Services less medical care services

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305.224 306.212 307.068 2.1 0.6 0.3

Energy

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176.949 170.903 174.204 -13.8 -1.6 1.9

All items less energy

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261.920 263.099 263.437 1.7 0.6 0.1

All items less food and energy

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265.116 266.546 267.116 1.9 0.8 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 – March 2016

Regional prices up 0.2 percent over the month and 0.6 percent over the year

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Northeast edged up 0.2 percent in March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau’s regional commissioner, noted that the recent increase was due to a 0.2-percent rise in the all items less food and energy index and a 1.9-percent advance in the energy index. Partially offsetting the overall increase was a one-month decrease in the food index, down 0.4 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 increased 0.6 percent, due mostly to a 1.9-percent advance in the all items less food and energy index. Food prices also rose, up 0.6 percent over the year. (See chart 1 and table A.) The increase was moderated by a 13.8-percent decline in the energy index since March 2015. (See table 1.)

  Chart 1. Over-the-year percent change in CPI-U, Northeast region, March 2013-March 2016

Food

The food index fell 0.4 percent since February. Prices for one of its two components, food at home, decreased 0.9 percent, while prices for the other, food away from home, edged up 0.3 percent over the month.  

From March 2015 to March 2016, the food index increased 0.6 percent. Prices for food away from home rose 2.7 percent over the year, while those for food at home declined 0.8 percent.

Energy

The energy index, which includes prices for household and transportation fuels, increased 1.9 percent since February, led by a 2.9-percent rise in gasoline prices. Prices for utility (piped) gas service and electricity also increased over the month, up 4.3 and 0.6 percent, respectively.

The energy index fell 13.8 percent since March 2015, led by a 21.8-percent drop in gasoline prices. Prices for electricity and utility (piped) gas service also decreased over the year, down 3.1 and 6.2 percent, respectively.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy edged up 0.2 percent in March. The index’s increase was led by higher prices for shelter, particularly owners’ equivalent rent of residences (0.2 percent each). Price increases for recreation (0.5 percent) and used cars and trucks (1.6 percent) also contributed to the one-month rise in the all items less food and energy index.

Over the year, the index for all items less food and energy increased 1.9 percent, led by higher prices for shelter (2.5 percent), particularly owners’ equivalent rent of residences (2.7 percent). Prices were also higher over the year for medical care (2.9 percent) and education and communication (2.5 percent).

Table A. Northeast region CPI-U 1-month and 12-month percent changes, all items index, not seasonally adjusted
Month 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month

January

0.4 2.9 0.3 1.8 0.6 1.5 -0.2 -0.4 0.0 0.7

February

0.4 2.8 0.6 2.0 0.1 1.0 0.2 -0.2 0.2 0.7

March

0.5 2.5 0.0 1.5 0.5 1.5 0.3 -0.4 0.2 0.6

April

0.3 2.3 -0.1 1.1 0.0 1.6 0.1 -0.3    

May

-0.1 1.7 0.0 1.2 0.4 2.0 0.4 -0.3    

June

-0.2 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.0 1.9 0.3 0.0    

July

-0.1 1.1 0.2 1.8 0.1 1.8 -0.1 -0.2    

August

0.5 1.3 0.2 1.5 -0.3 1.3 -0.2 -0.1    

September

0.5 1.7 0.1 1.1 0.0 1.2 0.0 -0.1    

October

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

November

-0.2 1.8 0.1 1.0 -0.4 0.9 0.0 0.3    

December

-0.3 1.8 0.0 1.3 -0.5 0.4 -0.4 0.5    

The Consumer Price Index for April 2016 is scheduled to be released Tuesday, May 17, 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/pdf/homch17.pdf.

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
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016

All items

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251.739 252.250 252.854 0.6 0.4 0.2

All items (December 1977 = 100)

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396.412 397.217 398.168      
 

Food and beverages

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253.328 253.212 252.308 0.7 -0.4 -0.4

Food

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253.531 253.261 252.236 0.6 -0.5 -0.4

Food at home

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249.096 248.472 246.278 -0.8 -1.1 -0.9

Food away from home

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263.274 263.547 264.313 2.7 0.4 0.3

Alcoholic beverages

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249.519 251.396 252.050 1.3 1.0 0.3
 

Housing

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265.610 266.340 267.159 1.2 0.6 0.3

Shelter

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328.130 329.542 330.202 2.5 0.6 0.2

Rent of primary residence (1)

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330.856 331.634 332.072 3.0 0.4 0.1

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

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340.963 341.632 342.247 2.7 0.4 0.2

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

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340.696 341.362 341.976 2.7 0.4 0.2

Fuels and utilities

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205.630 204.437 206.830 -6.4 0.6 1.2

Household energy

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181.149 179.675 182.209 -8.2 0.6 1.4

Energy services (1)

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184.665 183.484 186.299 -3.9 0.9 1.5

Electricity (1)

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197.527 196.205 197.366 -3.1 -0.1 0.6

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

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144.319 143.522 149.653 -6.2 3.7 4.3

Household furnishings and operations

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122.619 122.529 122.791 -1.2 0.1 0.2
 

Apparel

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127.645 132.054 132.779 -0.8 4.0 0.5
 

Transportation

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191.225 189.627 190.762 -4.0 -0.2 0.6

Private transportation

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182.965 180.554 181.751 -4.6 -0.7 0.7

New and used motor vehicles (3)

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97.288 97.467 97.686 -0.5 0.4 0.2

New vehicles

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145.381 145.899 145.652 0.2 0.2 -0.2

New cars and trucks (3) (4)

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100.725 101.085 100.909 0.2 0.2 -0.2

New cars (4)

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137.396 138.047 137.514 -0.6 0.1 -0.4

Used cars and trucks

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149.383 150.792 153.201 -0.6 2.6 1.6

Motor fuel

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170.044 157.071 161.526 -21.9 -5.0 2.8

Gasoline (all types)

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169.283 156.349 160.807 -21.8 -5.0 2.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular (4)

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166.101 152.914 157.741 -22.8 -5.0 3.2

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (4) (5)

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184.655 173.232 175.802 -18.3 -4.8 1.5

Gasoline, unleaded premium (4)

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184.381 173.424 175.394 -16.0 -4.9 1.1
 

Medical care

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473.711 478.863 479.701 2.9 1.3 0.2

Medical care commodities

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371.929 377.418 381.577 0.7 2.6 1.1

Medical care services

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502.663 507.637 507.331 3.5 0.9 -0.1

Professional services

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367.213 369.841 368.111 1.7 0.2 -0.5
 

Recreation (3)

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120.471 120.729 121.334 0.6 0.7 0.5
 

Education and communication (3)

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141.275 141.130 141.145 2.5 -0.1 0.0
 

Other goods and services

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455.999 458.077 459.605 3.3 0.8 0.3
 

Commodity and service group

 

Commodities

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183.250 182.954 183.369 -2.5 0.1 0.2

Commodities less food and beverages

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145.631 145.277 146.206 -4.8 0.4 0.6

Nondurables less food and beverages

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178.955 177.997 179.738 -7.2 0.4 1.0

Durables

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105.735 105.885 106.093 -1.1 0.3 0.2

Services

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317.977 319.212 319.998 2.2 0.6 0.2
 

Special aggregate indexes

 

All items less shelter

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225.549 225.732 226.320 -0.5 0.3 0.3

All items less medical care

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241.994 242.297 242.892 0.4 0.4 0.2

Commodities less food

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149.353 149.062 149.987 -4.5 0.4 0.6

Nondurables

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215.643 215.073 215.583 -3.0 0.0 0.2

Nondurables less food

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183.087 182.297 183.973 -6.5 0.5 0.9

Services less rent of shelter (2)

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318.143 319.221 320.143 1.9 0.6 0.3

Services less medical care services

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305.224 306.212 307.068 2.1 0.6 0.3

Energy

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176.949 170.903 174.204 -13.8 -1.6 1.9

All items less energy

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261.920 263.099 263.437 1.7 0.6 0.1

All items less food and energy

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265.116 266.546 267.116 1.9 0.8 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: Thursday, April 14, 2016