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Consumer Price Index, Denver-Boulder-Greeley – First Half 2015

Prices increased 1.0 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the Denver-Boulder-Greeley, Colo., metropolitan area increased 1.0 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Regional Commissioner Stanley W. Suchman noted that higher costs for shelter (5.5 percent) were largely responsible for the overall increase. Costs for energy fell 21.7 percent, food prices rose 1.5 percent, and the all items less food and energy index advanced 3.2 percent.

 

 Chart 1. Over-the-year percent change in CPI-U, first half 2012-first half 2015

Food

Food prices rose 1.5 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015, compared to a 2.0-percent gain in the same period one year ago. Costs for food away from home led the advance, rising 2.9 percent over the year. Higher prices for food at home (0.9 percent) also contributed to the increase. Comparatively, from the first half of 2013 to the first half of 2014, costs for food away from home rose 1.3 percent and prices for food at home were up 2.2 percent.

Energy

The energy index, which includes motor fuel and household fuels, decreased 21.7 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015, following a gain of 3.9 percent in the same period one year ago. Falling prices for motor fuel (-32.4 percent), most of which occurred in the most recent six months of the period, were largely responsible for the decline in the energy component. The over-the-year drop in the motor fuel index was the largest recorded since 2009. Lower prices for utility (piped) gas service (-10.8 percent) and electricity (-1.8 percent) also contributed to the decrease. During the same period one year ago, motor fuel costs declined 0.6 percent, while the indexes for utility (piped) gas service and electricity rose 18.1 and 3.7 percent, respectively.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy rose 3.2 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015. Shelter costs had the greatest upward impact with an increase of 5.5 percent after rising 5.0 percent in the same period one year ago.

The Denver CPI-U stood at 238.086 for the first half of 2015. This means that a market basket of goods and services that cost $100.00 in the 1982-84 base period cost $238.09 in the first half of 2015. Because metropolitan area CPI data are not adjusted for seasonal price variation, consumers and businesses should be cautious in drawing conclusions about long-term retail price trends from short-term changes in the area indexes.

CPI-W

The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) for the Denver-Boulder-Greeley, Colo., metropolitan area for the first half of 2015 was 228.062. The CPI-W increased 0.8 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015.

The Consumer Price Index for the Second Half of 2015 is scheduled to be released in January 2016.


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 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 6,000 housing units and approximately 24,000 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 areas; they only measure the average change in prices for each area since the base period.

The Denver-Boulder-Greeley, Colo., Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, and Weld Counties in Colorado.

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Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Indexes for semiannual averages and percent changes for selected periods

Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO (1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group

 
Semiannual average indexes
 
Percent change to
1st half 2015 from-
1st half
2014
2nd half
2014
1st half
2015
1st half
2014
2nd half
2014

Expenditure category

 
 

All Items

235.736 238.664 238.086 1.0 -0.2

All items (1967=100)

786.082 795.845 793.916    

Food and beverages

220.829 223.174 223.736 1.3 0.3

Food

224.114 226.578 227.437 1.5 0.4

Food at home

223.094 225.387 225.198 0.9 -0.1

Food away from home

223.785 229.736 230.357 2.9 0.3

Alcoholic beverages

194.746 195.977 193.601 -0.6 -1.2

Housing

217.608 223.700 227.027 4.3 1.5

Shelter

243.324 250.116 256.699 5.5 2.6

Rent of primary residence (1)

248.529 256.586 263.978 6.2 2.9

Owners' equiv. rent of residences (1) (2)

235.063 242.477 249.324 6.1 2.8

Owners' equiv. rent of primary residence (1) (2)

235.063 242.477 249.324 6.1 2.8

Fuels and utilities

226.215 233.732 224.182 -0.9 -4.1

Household energy

172.396 177.010 163.302 -5.3 -7.7

Energy services (1)

170.662 175.496 161.987 -5.1 -7.7

Electricity (1)

168.603 172.524 165.588 -1.8 -4.0

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

175.904 182.430 156.912 -10.8 -14.0

Household furnishings and operations

118.479 118.731 116.980 -1.3 -1.5

Apparel

103.545 103.888 101.779 -1.7 -2.0

Transportation

268.342 260.907 239.740 -10.7 -8.1

Private transportation

265.961 259.152 234.482 -11.8 -9.5

Motor fuel

282.665 268.803 191.159 -32.4 -28.9

Gasoline (all types)

280.378 266.547 189.438 -32.4 -28.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular (3)

276.526 262.312 185.042 -33.1 -29.5

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (3) (4)

264.464 252.546 184.452 -30.3 -27.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium (3)

283.202 271.542 200.148 -29.3 -26.3

Medical Care

504.300 511.545 523.475 3.8 2.3

Recreation (5)

147.096 147.098 150.109 2.0 2.0

Education and communication (5)

123.986 126.711 125.479 1.2 -1.0

Other goods and services

350.399 347.705 353.874 1.0 1.8
 

Commodity and Service Group

 
 

All Items

235.736 238.664 238.086 1.0 -0.2

Commodities

175.779 174.699 168.205 -4.3 -3.7

Commodities less food & beverages

152.114 149.448 139.787 -8.1 -6.5

Nondurables less food & beverages

188.627 185.233 166.570 -11.7 -10.1

Durables

115.440 113.476 112.378 -2.7 -1.0

Services

287.809 294.263 298.921 3.9 1.6
 

Special aggregate indexes:

 
 

All items less medical care

223.253 226.015 224.936 0.8 -0.5

All items less shelter

233.158 233.805 229.694 -1.5 -1.8

Commodities less food

153.735 151.230 141.870 -7.7 -6.2

Nondurables

205.351 204.780 195.445 -4.8 -4.6

Nondurables less food

188.393 185.387 168.089 -10.8 -9.3

Services less rent of shelter (2)

353.477 357.814 359.477 1.7 0.5

Services less medical care services

269.693 276.026 280.183 3.9 1.5

Energy

221.507 217.229 173.338 -21.7 -20.2

All items less energy

238.136 241.721 245.099 2.9 1.4

All items less food and energy

241.306 245.099 248.932 3.2 1.6

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) Index is on a November 1982=100 base.
(3) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(4) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
 

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Indexes for semiannual averages and percent changes for selected periods

Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO (1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group

 
Semiannual average indexes
 
Percent change to
1st half 2015 from-
1st half
2014
2nd half
2014
1st half
2015
1st half
2014
2nd half
2014

Expenditure category

 
 

All Items

226.254 229.076 228.062 0.8 -0.4

All items (1967=100)

753.093 762.485 759.109    

Food and beverages

222.822 225.152 225.857 1.4 0.3

Food

226.240 228.731 229.713 1.5 0.4

Food at home

224.133 226.858 226.747 1.2 0.0

Food away from home

227.764 233.504 234.344 2.9 0.4

Alcoholic beverages

199.651 200.360 198.053 -0.8 -1.2

Housing

210.990 217.263 220.659 4.6 1.6

Shelter

232.116 238.947 245.452 5.7 2.7

Rent of primary residence (1)

248.529 256.586 263.978 6.2 2.9

Owners' equiv. rent of residences (1) (2)

219.442 226.363 232.756 6.1 2.8

Owners' equiv. rent of primary residence (1) (2)

219.442 226.363 232.756 6.1 2.8

Fuels and utilities

220.671 228.105 218.298 -1.1 -4.3

Household energy

171.097 175.661 162.113 -5.3 -7.7

Energy services (1)

170.906 175.737 162.273 -5.1 -7.7

Electricity (1)

168.602 172.523 165.588 -1.8 -4.0

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

175.905 182.432 156.913 -10.8 -14.0

Household furnishings and operations

123.327 123.579 122.311 -0.8 -1.0

Apparel

102.510 102.960 103.568 1.0 0.6

Transportation

264.671 258.194 237.593 -10.2 -8.0

Private transportation

261.855 255.904 233.395 -10.9 -8.8

Motor fuel

282.584 268.753 191.164 -32.4 -28.9

Gasoline (all types)

280.374 266.544 189.435 -32.4 -28.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular (3)

276.531 262.317 185.046 -33.1 -29.5

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (3) (4)

264.464 252.546 184.452 -30.3 -27.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium (3)

283.241 271.580 200.176 -29.3 -26.3

Medical Care

507.133 515.270 528.232 4.2 2.5

Recreation (5)

127.978 128.808 131.437 2.7 2.0

Education and communication (5)

119.526 121.620 120.030 0.4 -1.3

Other goods and services

351.605 350.249 355.562 1.1 1.5
 

Commodity and Service Group

 
 

All Items

226.254 229.076 228.062 0.8 -0.4

Commodities

180.299 179.077 171.958 -4.6 -4.0

Commodities less food & beverages

155.627 152.822 142.398 -8.5 -6.8

Nondurables less food & beverages

200.312 195.966 173.559 -13.4 -11.4

Durables

110.908 109.471 109.328 -1.4 -0.1

Services

273.669 280.205 284.683 4.0 1.6
 

Special aggregate indexes:

 
 

All items less medical care

215.473 218.126 216.676 0.6 -0.7

All items less shelter

226.624 227.131 222.286 -1.9 -2.1

Commodities less food

156.930 154.258 144.142 -8.1 -6.6

Nondurables

215.073 214.047 202.865 -5.7 -5.2

Nondurables less food

199.457 195.513 174.686 -12.4 -10.7

Services less rent of shelter (2)

318.846 323.152 324.030 1.6 0.3

Services less medical care services

256.375 262.713 266.698 4.0 1.5

Energy

228.462 223.922 178.354 -21.9 -20.3

All items less energy

226.824 230.414 234.073 3.2 1.6

All items less food and energy

227.502 231.297 235.439 3.5 1.8

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) Index is on a November 1984=100 base.
(3) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(4) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
 

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Consumer Price Index, Denver-Boulder-Greeley – First Half 2015

Prices increased 1.0 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the Denver-Boulder-Greeley, Colo., metropolitan area increased 1.0 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Regional Commissioner Stanley W. Suchman noted that higher costs for shelter (5.5 percent) were largely responsible for the overall increase. Costs for energy fell 21.7 percent, food prices rose 1.5 percent, and the all items less food and energy index advanced 3.2 percent.

 

 Chart 1. Over-the-year percent change in CPI-U, first half 2012-first half 2015

Food

Food prices rose 1.5 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015, compared to a 2.0-percent gain in the same period one year ago. Costs for food away from home led the advance, rising 2.9 percent over the year. Higher prices for food at home (0.9 percent) also contributed to the increase. Comparatively, from the first half of 2013 to the first half of 2014, costs for food away from home rose 1.3 percent and prices for food at home were up 2.2 percent.

Energy

The energy index, which includes motor fuel and household fuels, decreased 21.7 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015, following a gain of 3.9 percent in the same period one year ago. Falling prices for motor fuel (-32.4 percent), most of which occurred in the most recent six months of the period, were largely responsible for the decline in the energy component. The over-the-year drop in the motor fuel index was the largest recorded since 2009. Lower prices for utility (piped) gas service (-10.8 percent) and electricity (-1.8 percent) also contributed to the decrease. During the same period one year ago, motor fuel costs declined 0.6 percent, while the indexes for utility (piped) gas service and electricity rose 18.1 and 3.7 percent, respectively.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy rose 3.2 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015. Shelter costs had the greatest upward impact with an increase of 5.5 percent after rising 5.0 percent in the same period one year ago.

The Denver CPI-U stood at 238.086 for the first half of 2015. This means that a market basket of goods and services that cost $100.00 in the 1982-84 base period cost $238.09 in the first half of 2015. Because metropolitan area CPI data are not adjusted for seasonal price variation, consumers and businesses should be cautious in drawing conclusions about long-term retail price trends from short-term changes in the area indexes.

CPI-W

The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) for the Denver-Boulder-Greeley, Colo., metropolitan area for the first half of 2015 was 228.062. The CPI-W increased 0.8 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015.

The Consumer Price Index for the Second Half of 2015 is scheduled to be released in January 2016.


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 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 6,000 housing units and approximately 24,000 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 areas; they only measure the average change in prices for each area since the base period.

The Denver-Boulder-Greeley, Colo., Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, and Weld Counties in Colorado.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon requestVoice phone: 202-691-5200; Federal Relay Service: 1-800-877-8339

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Indexes for semiannual averages and percent changes for selected periods

Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO (1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group

 
Semiannual average indexes
 
Percent change to
1st half 2015 from-
1st half
2014
2nd half
2014
1st half
2015
1st half
2014
2nd half
2014

Expenditure category

 
 

All Items

235.736 238.664 238.086 1.0 -0.2

All items (1967=100)

786.082 795.845 793.916    

Food and beverages

220.829 223.174 223.736 1.3 0.3

Food

224.114 226.578 227.437 1.5 0.4

Food at home

223.094 225.387 225.198 0.9 -0.1

Food away from home

223.785 229.736 230.357 2.9 0.3

Alcoholic beverages

194.746 195.977 193.601 -0.6 -1.2

Housing

217.608 223.700 227.027 4.3 1.5

Shelter

243.324 250.116 256.699 5.5 2.6

Rent of primary residence (1)

248.529 256.586 263.978 6.2 2.9

Owners' equiv. rent of residences (1) (2)

235.063 242.477 249.324 6.1 2.8

Owners' equiv. rent of primary residence (1) (2)

235.063 242.477 249.324 6.1 2.8

Fuels and utilities

226.215 233.732 224.182 -0.9 -4.1

Household energy

172.396 177.010 163.302 -5.3 -7.7

Energy services (1)

170.662 175.496 161.987 -5.1 -7.7

Electricity (1)

168.603 172.524 165.588 -1.8 -4.0

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

175.904 182.430 156.912 -10.8 -14.0

Household furnishings and operations

118.479 118.731 116.980 -1.3 -1.5

Apparel

103.545 103.888 101.779 -1.7 -2.0

Transportation

268.342 260.907 239.740 -10.7 -8.1

Private transportation

265.961 259.152 234.482 -11.8 -9.5

Motor fuel

282.665 268.803 191.159 -32.4 -28.9

Gasoline (all types)

280.378 266.547 189.438 -32.4 -28.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular (3)

276.526 262.312 185.042 -33.1 -29.5

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (3) (4)

264.464 252.546 184.452 -30.3 -27.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium (3)

283.202 271.542 200.148 -29.3 -26.3

Medical Care

504.300 511.545 523.475 3.8 2.3

Recreation (5)

147.096 147.098 150.109 2.0 2.0

Education and communication (5)

123.986 126.711 125.479 1.2 -1.0

Other goods and services

350.399 347.705 353.874 1.0 1.8
 

Commodity and Service Group

 
 

All Items

235.736 238.664 238.086 1.0 -0.2

Commodities

175.779 174.699 168.205 -4.3 -3.7

Commodities less food & beverages

152.114 149.448 139.787 -8.1 -6.5

Nondurables less food & beverages

188.627 185.233 166.570 -11.7 -10.1

Durables

115.440 113.476 112.378 -2.7 -1.0

Services

287.809 294.263 298.921 3.9 1.6
 

Special aggregate indexes:

 
 

All items less medical care

223.253 226.015 224.936 0.8 -0.5

All items less shelter

233.158 233.805 229.694 -1.5 -1.8

Commodities less food

153.735 151.230 141.870 -7.7 -6.2

Nondurables

205.351 204.780 195.445 -4.8 -4.6

Nondurables less food

188.393 185.387 168.089 -10.8 -9.3

Services less rent of shelter (2)

353.477 357.814 359.477 1.7 0.5

Services less medical care services

269.693 276.026 280.183 3.9 1.5

Energy

221.507 217.229 173.338 -21.7 -20.2

All items less energy

238.136 241.721 245.099 2.9 1.4

All items less food and energy

241.306 245.099 248.932 3.2 1.6

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) Index is on a November 1982=100 base.
(3) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(4) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
 

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Indexes for semiannual averages and percent changes for selected periods

Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO (1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group

 
Semiannual average indexes
 
Percent change to
1st half 2015 from-
1st half
2014
2nd half
2014
1st half
2015
1st half
2014
2nd half
2014

Expenditure category

 
 

All Items

226.254 229.076 228.062 0.8 -0.4

All items (1967=100)

753.093 762.485 759.109    

Food and beverages

222.822 225.152 225.857 1.4 0.3

Food

226.240 228.731 229.713 1.5 0.4

Food at home

224.133 226.858 226.747 1.2 0.0

Food away from home

227.764 233.504 234.344 2.9 0.4

Alcoholic beverages

199.651 200.360 198.053 -0.8 -1.2

Housing

210.990 217.263 220.659 4.6 1.6

Shelter

232.116 238.947 245.452 5.7 2.7

Rent of primary residence (1)

248.529 256.586 263.978 6.2 2.9

Owners' equiv. rent of residences (1) (2)

219.442 226.363 232.756 6.1 2.8

Owners' equiv. rent of primary residence (1) (2)

219.442 226.363 232.756 6.1 2.8

Fuels and utilities

220.671 228.105 218.298 -1.1 -4.3

Household energy

171.097 175.661 162.113 -5.3 -7.7

Energy services (1)

170.906 175.737 162.273 -5.1 -7.7

Electricity (1)

168.602 172.523 165.588 -1.8 -4.0

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

175.905 182.432 156.913 -10.8 -14.0

Household furnishings and operations

123.327 123.579 122.311 -0.8 -1.0

Apparel

102.510 102.960 103.568 1.0 0.6

Transportation

264.671 258.194 237.593 -10.2 -8.0

Private transportation

261.855 255.904 233.395 -10.9 -8.8

Motor fuel

282.584 268.753 191.164 -32.4 -28.9

Gasoline (all types)

280.374 266.544 189.435 -32.4 -28.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular (3)

276.531 262.317 185.046 -33.1 -29.5

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (3) (4)

264.464 252.546 184.452 -30.3 -27.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium (3)

283.241 271.580 200.176 -29.3 -26.3

Medical Care

507.133 515.270 528.232 4.2 2.5

Recreation (5)

127.978 128.808 131.437 2.7 2.0

Education and communication (5)

119.526 121.620 120.030 0.4 -1.3

Other goods and services

351.605 350.249 355.562 1.1 1.5
 

Commodity and Service Group

 
 

All Items

226.254 229.076 228.062 0.8 -0.4

Commodities

180.299 179.077 171.958 -4.6 -4.0

Commodities less food & beverages

155.627 152.822 142.398 -8.5 -6.8

Nondurables less food & beverages

200.312 195.966 173.559 -13.4 -11.4

Durables

110.908 109.471 109.328 -1.4 -0.1

Services

273.669 280.205 284.683 4.0 1.6
 

Special aggregate indexes:

 
 

All items less medical care

215.473 218.126 216.676 0.6 -0.7

All items less shelter

226.624 227.131 222.286 -1.9 -2.1

Commodities less food

156.930 154.258 144.142 -8.1 -6.6

Nondurables

215.073 214.047 202.865 -5.7 -5.2

Nondurables less food

199.457 195.513 174.686 -12.4 -10.7

Services less rent of shelter (2)

318.846 323.152 324.030 1.6 0.3

Services less medical care services

256.375 262.713 266.698 4.0 1.5

Energy

228.462 223.922 178.354 -21.9 -20.3

All items less energy

226.824 230.414 234.073 3.2 1.6

All items less food and energy

227.502 231.297 235.439 3.5 1.8

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) Index is on a November 1984=100 base.
(3) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(4) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
 

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015