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Consumer Price Index, Kansas City – Second Half 2015

Prices increased 0.3 percent from the second half of 2014 to the second half of 2015

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the Kansas City, Mo.-Kan., metropolitan area increased 0.3 percent from the second half of 2014 to the second half of 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Regional Commissioner Stanley W. Suchman noted that higher costs for shelter (2.8 percent) had the largest upward impact on the index. Energy costs decreased 14.3 percent, food prices rose 0.6 percent, and the all items less food and energy index advanced 2.0 percent over the year.  

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

Food

Food prices rose 0.6 percent from the second half of 2014 to the second half of 2015, following an increase of 3.9 percent in the same period one year ago. Within the food index, costs for food at home declined 0.2 percent while prices for food away from home rose 1.6 percent over the year. These compared with increases of 4.7 and 3.3 percent, respectively, in the 12-month period that ended in the second half of 2014.

Energy

The energy index, which includes motor fuel and household fuels, fell 14.3 percent from the second half of 2014 to the second half of 2015. Falling prices for motor fuel (-23.8 percent), most of which occurred in the first half of the period, were largely responsible for the decline in the energy index. Costs for utility (piped) gas service, down 14.8 percent over the year, also contributed to the decrease. In contrast, electricity prices rose 2.8 percent from the second half of 2014. During the same period one year ago, motor fuel costs declined 5.4 percent, prices for utility (piped) gas service rose 4.6 percent, and electricity costs were 2.8 percent lower.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy increased 2.0 percent from the second half of 2014 to the second half of 2015, after registering a gain of 0.4 percent in the same period one year ago. Shelter costs advanced 2.8 percent and had the largest upward impact on the all items less food and energy index. Other expenditure categories that registered higher prices over the year included medical care (3.4 percent).

The Kansas City CPI-U stood at 223.051 for the second half of 2015. This means that a market basket of goods and services that cost $100.00 in the 1982-84 base period cost $223.05 in the second 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 metropolitan area indexes.

CPI-W

The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) for the Kansas City, Mo.-Kan., metropolitan area for the second half of 2015 was 213.868. The CPI-W decreased 0.2 percent from the second half of 2014 to the second half of 2015.

The Consumer Price Index for the First Half of 2016 is scheduled to be released on July 15, 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 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 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 Kansas City, Mo.-Kan., area covered in this release includes Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas; and Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte, and Ray Counties in Missouri.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice 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

Kansas City, MO-KS (1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group

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

Expenditure category

 
 

All Items

222.470 221.505 223.051 0.3 0.7

All items (1967=100)

660.592 657.726 662.319    

Food and beverages

255.318 255.432 256.995 0.7 0.6

Food

260.738 260.504 262.238 0.6 0.7

Food at home

251.246 249.404 250.644 -0.2 0.5

Food away from home

276.272 278.191 280.691 1.6 0.9

Alcoholic beverages

192.818 196.384 196.205 1.8 -0.1

Housing

208.829 211.173 212.652 1.8 0.7

Shelter

231.383 235.647 237.754 2.8 0.9

Rent of primary residence (1)

236.641 240.491 244.553 3.3 1.7

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

227.932 230.495 232.980 2.2 1.1

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

227.932 230.495 232.980 2.2 1.1

Fuels and utilities

232.619 227.333 228.211 -1.9 0.4

Household energy

197.587 191.597 190.042 -3.8 -0.8

Energy services (1)

195.305 189.440 187.788 -3.8 -0.9

Electricity (1)

158.233 158.766 162.729 2.8 2.5

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

206.438 188.958 175.896 -14.8 -6.9

Household furnishings and operations

122.360 123.576 123.274 0.7 -0.2

Apparel

116.323 116.529 113.271 -2.6 -2.8

Transportation

204.681 192.376 193.754 -5.3 0.7

Private transportation

202.169 189.793 190.784 -5.6 0.5

Motor fuel

277.639 211.974 211.472 -23.8 -0.2

Gasoline (all types)

276.570 211.172 210.870 -23.8 -0.1

Gasoline, unleaded regular (3)

270.348 205.905 205.278 -24.1 -0.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (3) (4)

335.535 256.530 256.434 -23.6 0.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium (3)

270.634 211.210 215.168 -20.5 1.9

Medical Care

339.435 343.775 351.078 3.4 2.1

Recreation (5)

128.090 129.837 130.430 1.8 0.5

Education and communication (5)

127.697 125.422 126.657 -0.8 1.0

Other goods and services

383.306 385.861 390.107 1.8 1.1
 

Commodity and Service Group

 
 

All Items

222.470 221.505 223.051 0.3 0.7

Commodities

188.832 184.182 184.292 -2.4 0.1

Commodities less food & beverages

157.413 150.881 150.384 -4.5 -0.3

Nondurables less food & beverages

210.795 195.595 195.169 -7.4 -0.2

Durables

107.107 108.005 107.470 0.3 -0.5

Services

255.519 257.946 260.832 2.1 1.1
 

Special aggregate indexes:

 
 

All items less medical care

215.909 214.623 215.827 0.0 0.6

All items less shelter

220.812 217.807 219.148 -0.8 0.6

Commodities less food

158.785 152.621 152.136 -4.2 -0.3

Nondurables

232.345 224.367 224.884 -3.2 0.2

Nondurables less food

210.096 196.282 195.874 -6.8 -0.2

Services less rent of shelter (2)

292.769 293.262 297.152 1.5 1.3

Services less medical care services

243.052 245.292 247.680 1.9 1.0

Energy

236.031 203.470 202.359 -14.3 -0.5

All items less energy

222.504 224.567 226.388 1.7 0.8

All items less food and energy

216.269 218.718 220.554 2.0 0.8

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 December 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

Kansas City, MO-KS (1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group

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

Expenditure category

 
 

All Items

214.311 212.284 213.868 -0.2 0.7

All items (1967=100)

627.932 621.993 626.633    

Food and beverages

258.074 258.157 259.831 0.7 0.6

Food

262.576 262.390 264.192 0.6 0.7

Food at home

250.526 248.861 250.242 -0.1 0.6

Food away from home

282.902 284.912 287.437 1.6 0.9

Alcoholic beverages

196.570 200.241 200.198 1.8 0.0

Housing

200.250 201.984 203.691 1.7 0.8

Shelter

219.005 222.574 224.932 2.7 1.1

Rent of primary residence (1)

236.641 240.491 244.553 3.3 1.7

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

207.518 209.851 212.114 2.2 1.1

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

207.518 209.851 212.114 2.2 1.1

Fuels and utilities

232.560 227.304 228.152 -1.9 0.4

Household energy

198.146 192.081 190.412 -3.9 -0.9

Energy services (1)

195.968 190.074 188.408 -3.9 -0.9

Electricity (1)

158.235 158.768 162.731 2.8 2.5

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

206.437 188.957 175.895 -14.8 -6.9

Household furnishings and operations

110.902 111.914 111.770 0.8 -0.1

Apparel

106.853 107.449 104.280 -2.4 -2.9

Transportation

193.153 178.193 179.155 -7.2 0.5

Private transportation

192.053 176.977 177.767 -7.4 0.4

Motor fuel

277.544 211.906 211.469 -23.8 -0.2

Gasoline (all types)

276.563 211.167 210.865 -23.8 -0.1

Gasoline, unleaded regular (3)

270.345 205.903 205.276 -24.1 -0.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (3) (4)

335.535 256.530 256.434 -23.6 0.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium (3)

270.624 211.202 215.160 -20.5 1.9

Medical Care

347.206 351.120 358.431 3.2 2.1

Recreation (5)

126.438 128.190 128.708 1.8 0.4

Education and communication (5)

116.407 113.490 114.530 -1.6 0.9

Other goods and services

410.582 413.882 423.491 3.1 2.3
 

Commodity and Service Group

 
 

All Items

214.311 212.284 213.868 -0.2 0.7

Commodities

186.006 179.971 180.299 -3.1 0.2

Commodities less food & beverages

154.045 145.521 145.284 -5.7 -0.2

Nondurables less food & beverages

211.670 193.314 193.348 -8.7 0.0

Durables

107.937 108.674 108.145 0.2 -0.5

Services

246.680 248.500 251.338 1.9 1.1
 

Special aggregate indexes:

 
 

All items less medical care

208.575 206.251 207.560 -0.5 0.6

All items less shelter

213.615 209.390 210.680 -1.4 0.6

Commodities less food

155.612 147.414 147.182 -5.4 -0.2

Nondurables

234.074 224.218 225.016 -3.9 0.4

Nondurables less food

211.599 194.430 194.460 -8.1 0.0

Services less rent of shelter (2)

256.763 256.560 259.681 1.1 1.2

Services less medical care services

234.188 235.858 238.302 1.8 1.0

Energy

234.850 200.888 199.800 -14.9 -0.5

All items less energy

213.523 215.319 217.249 1.7 0.9

All items less food and energy

203.955 206.099 208.045 2.0 0.9

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 December 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, Kansas City – Second Half 2015

Prices increased 0.3 percent from the second half of 2014 to the second half of 2015

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the Kansas City, Mo.-Kan., metropolitan area increased 0.3 percent from the second half of 2014 to the second half of 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Regional Commissioner Stanley W. Suchman noted that higher costs for shelter (2.8 percent) had the largest upward impact on the index. Energy costs decreased 14.3 percent, food prices rose 0.6 percent, and the all items less food and energy index advanced 2.0 percent over the year.  

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

Food

Food prices rose 0.6 percent from the second half of 2014 to the second half of 2015, following an increase of 3.9 percent in the same period one year ago. Within the food index, costs for food at home declined 0.2 percent while prices for food away from home rose 1.6 percent over the year. These compared with increases of 4.7 and 3.3 percent, respectively, in the 12-month period that ended in the second half of 2014.

Energy

The energy index, which includes motor fuel and household fuels, fell 14.3 percent from the second half of 2014 to the second half of 2015. Falling prices for motor fuel (-23.8 percent), most of which occurred in the first half of the period, were largely responsible for the decline in the energy index. Costs for utility (piped) gas service, down 14.8 percent over the year, also contributed to the decrease. In contrast, electricity prices rose 2.8 percent from the second half of 2014. During the same period one year ago, motor fuel costs declined 5.4 percent, prices for utility (piped) gas service rose 4.6 percent, and electricity costs were 2.8 percent lower.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy increased 2.0 percent from the second half of 2014 to the second half of 2015, after registering a gain of 0.4 percent in the same period one year ago. Shelter costs advanced 2.8 percent and had the largest upward impact on the all items less food and energy index. Other expenditure categories that registered higher prices over the year included medical care (3.4 percent).

The Kansas City CPI-U stood at 223.051 for the second half of 2015. This means that a market basket of goods and services that cost $100.00 in the 1982-84 base period cost $223.05 in the second 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 metropolitan area indexes.

CPI-W

The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) for the Kansas City, Mo.-Kan., metropolitan area for the second half of 2015 was 213.868. The CPI-W decreased 0.2 percent from the second half of 2014 to the second half of 2015.

The Consumer Price Index for the First Half of 2016 is scheduled to be released on July 15, 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 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 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 Kansas City, Mo.-Kan., area covered in this release includes Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas; and Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte, and Ray Counties in Missouri.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice 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

Kansas City, MO-KS (1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group

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

Expenditure category

 
 

All Items

222.470 221.505 223.051 0.3 0.7

All items (1967=100)

660.592 657.726 662.319    

Food and beverages

255.318 255.432 256.995 0.7 0.6

Food

260.738 260.504 262.238 0.6 0.7

Food at home

251.246 249.404 250.644 -0.2 0.5

Food away from home

276.272 278.191 280.691 1.6 0.9

Alcoholic beverages

192.818 196.384 196.205 1.8 -0.1

Housing

208.829 211.173 212.652 1.8 0.7

Shelter

231.383 235.647 237.754 2.8 0.9

Rent of primary residence (1)

236.641 240.491 244.553 3.3 1.7

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

227.932 230.495 232.980 2.2 1.1

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

227.932 230.495 232.980 2.2 1.1

Fuels and utilities

232.619 227.333 228.211 -1.9 0.4

Household energy

197.587 191.597 190.042 -3.8 -0.8

Energy services (1)

195.305 189.440 187.788 -3.8 -0.9

Electricity (1)

158.233 158.766 162.729 2.8 2.5

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

206.438 188.958 175.896 -14.8 -6.9

Household furnishings and operations

122.360 123.576 123.274 0.7 -0.2

Apparel

116.323 116.529 113.271 -2.6 -2.8

Transportation

204.681 192.376 193.754 -5.3 0.7

Private transportation

202.169 189.793 190.784 -5.6 0.5

Motor fuel

277.639 211.974 211.472 -23.8 -0.2

Gasoline (all types)

276.570 211.172 210.870 -23.8 -0.1

Gasoline, unleaded regular (3)

270.348 205.905 205.278 -24.1 -0.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (3) (4)

335.535 256.530 256.434 -23.6 0.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium (3)

270.634 211.210 215.168 -20.5 1.9

Medical Care

339.435 343.775 351.078 3.4 2.1

Recreation (5)

128.090 129.837 130.430 1.8 0.5

Education and communication (5)

127.697 125.422 126.657 -0.8 1.0

Other goods and services

383.306 385.861 390.107 1.8 1.1
 

Commodity and Service Group

 
 

All Items

222.470 221.505 223.051 0.3 0.7

Commodities

188.832 184.182 184.292 -2.4 0.1

Commodities less food & beverages

157.413 150.881 150.384 -4.5 -0.3

Nondurables less food & beverages

210.795 195.595 195.169 -7.4 -0.2

Durables

107.107 108.005 107.470 0.3 -0.5

Services

255.519 257.946 260.832 2.1 1.1
 

Special aggregate indexes:

 
 

All items less medical care

215.909 214.623 215.827 0.0 0.6

All items less shelter

220.812 217.807 219.148 -0.8 0.6

Commodities less food

158.785 152.621 152.136 -4.2 -0.3

Nondurables

232.345 224.367 224.884 -3.2 0.2

Nondurables less food

210.096 196.282 195.874 -6.8 -0.2

Services less rent of shelter (2)

292.769 293.262 297.152 1.5 1.3

Services less medical care services

243.052 245.292 247.680 1.9 1.0

Energy

236.031 203.470 202.359 -14.3 -0.5

All items less energy

222.504 224.567 226.388 1.7 0.8

All items less food and energy

216.269 218.718 220.554 2.0 0.8

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 December 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

Kansas City, MO-KS (1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group

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

Expenditure category

 
 

All Items

214.311 212.284 213.868 -0.2 0.7

All items (1967=100)

627.932 621.993 626.633    

Food and beverages

258.074 258.157 259.831 0.7 0.6

Food

262.576 262.390 264.192 0.6 0.7

Food at home

250.526 248.861 250.242 -0.1 0.6

Food away from home

282.902 284.912 287.437 1.6 0.9

Alcoholic beverages

196.570 200.241 200.198 1.8 0.0

Housing

200.250 201.984 203.691 1.7 0.8

Shelter

219.005 222.574 224.932 2.7 1.1

Rent of primary residence (1)

236.641 240.491 244.553 3.3 1.7

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

207.518 209.851 212.114 2.2 1.1

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

207.518 209.851 212.114 2.2 1.1

Fuels and utilities

232.560 227.304 228.152 -1.9 0.4

Household energy

198.146 192.081 190.412 -3.9 -0.9

Energy services (1)

195.968 190.074 188.408 -3.9 -0.9

Electricity (1)

158.235 158.768 162.731 2.8 2.5

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

206.437 188.957 175.895 -14.8 -6.9

Household furnishings and operations

110.902 111.914 111.770 0.8 -0.1

Apparel

106.853 107.449 104.280 -2.4 -2.9

Transportation

193.153 178.193 179.155 -7.2 0.5

Private transportation

192.053 176.977 177.767 -7.4 0.4

Motor fuel

277.544 211.906 211.469 -23.8 -0.2

Gasoline (all types)

276.563 211.167 210.865 -23.8 -0.1

Gasoline, unleaded regular (3)

270.345 205.903 205.276 -24.1 -0.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (3) (4)

335.535 256.530 256.434 -23.6 0.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium (3)

270.624 211.202 215.160 -20.5 1.9

Medical Care

347.206 351.120 358.431 3.2 2.1

Recreation (5)

126.438 128.190 128.708 1.8 0.4

Education and communication (5)

116.407 113.490 114.530 -1.6 0.9

Other goods and services

410.582 413.882 423.491 3.1 2.3
 

Commodity and Service Group

 
 

All Items

214.311 212.284 213.868 -0.2 0.7

Commodities

186.006 179.971 180.299 -3.1 0.2

Commodities less food & beverages

154.045 145.521 145.284 -5.7 -0.2

Nondurables less food & beverages

211.670 193.314 193.348 -8.7 0.0

Durables

107.937 108.674 108.145 0.2 -0.5

Services

246.680 248.500 251.338 1.9 1.1
 

Special aggregate indexes:

 
 

All items less medical care

208.575 206.251 207.560 -0.5 0.6

All items less shelter

213.615 209.390 210.680 -1.4 0.6

Commodities less food

155.612 147.414 147.182 -5.4 -0.2

Nondurables

234.074 224.218 225.016 -3.9 0.4

Nondurables less food

211.599 194.430 194.460 -8.1 0.0

Services less rent of shelter (2)

256.763 256.560 259.681 1.1 1.2

Services less medical care services

234.188 235.858 238.302 1.8 1.0

Energy

234.850 200.888 199.800 -14.9 -0.5

All items less energy

213.523 215.319 217.249 1.7 0.9

All items less food and energy

203.955 206.099 208.045 2.0 0.9

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 December 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, January 20, 2016