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Consumer Price Index, Kansas City – First Half 2015

Prices decreased 0.6 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 Kansas City, Mo.-Kan., metropolitan area decreased 0.6 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This is the first over-the-year decline in the all items index since 2009. Regional Commissioner Stanley W. Suchman noted that the energy index had the largest downward impact on the index. Energy costs decreased 18.8 percent, food prices advanced 2.1 percent, and the all items less food and energy index rose 1.2 percent over the year.

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

Food

Food prices rose 2.1 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015. Within the food index, costs for food at home advanced 1.6 percent and prices for food away from home were up 2.5 percent. These compared with increases of 2.6 percent and 2.0 percent, respectively, in the 12-month period that ended in the first half of 2014.

Energy

The energy index, which includes motor fuel and household fuels, fell 18.8 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015, registering the largest over-the-year decrease in this component since 2009. Falling prices for motor fuel (-30.7 percent), most of which occurred in the most recent six months of the period, were largely responsible for the decline in the energy index. Costs for utility (piped) gas service, down 13.4 percent over the year, also contributed to the decrease. In contrast, electricity prices rose 1.5 percent from the first half of 2014.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy increased 1.2 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015, after registering no change in the same period one year ago. Shelter costs advanced 2.7 percent and had the largest upward impact on the all items less food and energy index. In contrast, education and communication (-1.8 percent) and apparel (-3.0 percent) were among the expenditure categories posting lower prices over the year.

The Kansas City CPI-U stood at 221.505 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 $221.51 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 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 first half of 2015 was 212.284. The CPI-W decreased 1.2 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 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
1st half 2015 from-
1st half
2014
2nd half
2014
1st half
2015
1st half
2014
2nd half
2014

Expenditure category

 
 

All Items

222.842 222.470 221.505 -0.6 -0.4

All items (1967=100)

661.697 660.592 657.726    

Food and beverages

249.749 255.318 255.432 2.3 0.0

Food

255.052 260.738 260.504 2.1 -0.1

Food at home

245.461 251.246 249.404 1.6 -0.7

Food away from home

271.526 276.272 278.191 2.5 0.7

Alcoholic beverages

188.608 192.818 196.384 4.1 1.8

Housing

207.730 208.829 211.173 1.7 1.1

Shelter

229.512 231.383 235.647 2.7 1.8

Rent of primary residence (1)

233.518 236.641 240.491 3.0 1.6

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

225.719 227.932 230.495 2.1 1.1

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

225.719 227.932 230.495 2.1 1.1

Fuels and utilities

232.356 232.619 227.333 -2.2 -2.3

Household energy

200.999 197.587 191.597 -4.7 -3.0

Energy services (1)

198.208 195.305 189.440 -4.4 -3.0

Electricity (1)

156.491 158.233 158.766 1.5 0.3

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

218.245 206.438 188.958 -13.4 -8.5

Household furnishings and operations

124.098 122.360 123.576 -0.4 1.0

Apparel

120.186 116.323 116.529 -3.0 0.2

Transportation

212.086 204.681 192.376 -9.3 -6.0

Private transportation

209.281 202.169 189.793 -9.3 -6.1

Motor fuel

306.027 277.639 211.974 -30.7 -23.7

Gasoline (all types)

305.006 276.570 211.172 -30.8 -23.6

Gasoline, unleaded regular (3)

298.380 270.348 205.905 -31.0 -23.8

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (3) (4)

370.843 335.535 256.530 -30.8 -23.5

Gasoline, unleaded premium (3)

296.360 270.634 211.210 -28.7 -22.0

Medical Care

336.849 339.435 343.775 2.1 1.3

Recreation (5)

130.336 128.090 129.837 -0.4 1.4

Education and communication (5)

127.780 127.697 125.422 -1.8 -1.8

Other goods and services

380.770 383.306 385.861 1.3 0.7
 

Commodity and Service Group

 
 

All Items

222.842 222.470 221.505 -0.6 -0.4

Commodities

190.720 188.832 184.182 -3.4 -2.5

Commodities less food & beverages

162.366 157.413 150.881 -7.1 -4.1

Nondurables less food & beverages

220.256 210.795 195.595 -11.2 -7.2

Durables

108.145 107.107 108.005 -0.1 0.8

Services

254.498 255.519 257.946 1.4 0.9
 

Special aggregate indexes:

 
 

All items less medical care

216.459 215.909 214.623 -0.8 -0.6

All items less shelter

222.129 220.812 217.807 -1.9 -1.4

Commodities less food

163.401 158.785 152.621 -6.6 -3.9

Nondurables

234.689 232.345 224.367 -4.4 -3.4

Nondurables less food

218.537 210.096 196.282 -10.2 -6.6

Services less rent of shelter (2)

292.831 292.769 293.262 0.1 0.2

Services less medical care services

242.062 243.052 245.292 1.3 0.9

Energy

250.577 236.031 203.470 -18.8 -13.8

All items less energy

221.493 222.504 224.567 1.4 0.9

All items less food and energy

216.040 216.269 218.718 1.2 1.1

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
1st half 2015 from-
1st half
2014
2nd half
2014
1st half
2015
1st half
2014
2nd half
2014

Expenditure category

 
 

All Items

214.905 214.311 212.284 -1.2 -0.9

All items (1967=100)

629.671 627.932 621.993    

Food and beverages

252.235 258.074 258.157 2.3 0.0

Food

256.689 262.576 262.390 2.2 -0.1

Food at home

244.696 250.526 248.861 1.7 -0.7

Food away from home

277.819 282.902 284.912 2.6 0.7

Alcoholic beverages

191.419 196.570 200.241 4.6 1.9

Housing

198.978 200.250 201.984 1.5 0.9

Shelter

216.955 219.005 222.574 2.6 1.6

Rent of primary residence (1)

233.518 236.641 240.491 3.0 1.6

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

205.503 207.518 209.851 2.1 1.1

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

205.503 207.518 209.851 2.1 1.1

Fuels and utilities

232.043 232.560 227.304 -2.0 -2.3

Household energy

201.318 198.146 192.081 -4.6 -3.1

Energy services (1)

198.887 195.968 190.074 -4.4 -3.0

Electricity (1)

156.493 158.235 158.768 1.5 0.3

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

218.244 206.437 188.957 -13.4 -8.5

Household furnishings and operations

112.691 110.902 111.914 -0.7 0.9

Apparel

109.178 106.853 107.449 -1.6 0.6

Transportation

201.722 193.153 178.193 -11.7 -7.7

Private transportation

200.502 192.053 176.977 -11.7 -7.8

Motor fuel

305.973 277.544 211.906 -30.7 -23.6

Gasoline (all types)

304.999 276.563 211.167 -30.8 -23.6

Gasoline, unleaded regular (3)

298.377 270.345 205.903 -31.0 -23.8

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (3) (4)

370.843 335.535 256.530 -30.8 -23.5

Gasoline, unleaded premium (3)

296.349 270.624 211.202 -28.7 -22.0

Medical Care

344.466 347.206 351.120 1.9 1.1

Recreation (5)

129.064 126.438 128.190 -0.7 1.4

Education and communication (5)

117.148 116.407 113.490 -3.1 -2.5

Other goods and services

407.396 410.582 413.882 1.6 0.8
 

Commodity and Service Group

 
 

All Items

214.905 214.311 212.284 -1.2 -0.9

Commodities

188.214 186.006 179.971 -4.4 -3.2

Commodities less food & beverages

159.601 154.045 145.521 -8.8 -5.5

Nondurables less food & beverages

222.040 211.670 193.314 -12.9 -8.7

Durables

109.080 107.937 108.674 -0.4 0.7

Services

245.722 246.680 248.500 1.1 0.7
 

Special aggregate indexes:

 
 

All items less medical care

209.334 208.575 206.251 -1.5 -1.1

All items less shelter

215.275 213.615 209.390 -2.7 -2.0

Commodities less food

160.876 155.612 147.414 -8.4 -5.3

Nondurables

236.928 234.074 224.218 -5.4 -4.2

Nondurables less food

221.118 211.599 194.430 -12.1 -8.1

Services less rent of shelter (2)

257.138 256.763 256.560 -0.2 -0.1

Services less medical care services

233.250 234.188 235.858 1.1 0.7

Energy

249.848 234.850 200.888 -19.6 -14.5

All items less energy

212.323 213.523 215.319 1.4 0.8

All items less food and energy

203.598 203.955 206.099 1.2 1.1

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 – First Half 2015

Prices decreased 0.6 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 Kansas City, Mo.-Kan., metropolitan area decreased 0.6 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This is the first over-the-year decline in the all items index since 2009. Regional Commissioner Stanley W. Suchman noted that the energy index had the largest downward impact on the index. Energy costs decreased 18.8 percent, food prices advanced 2.1 percent, and the all items less food and energy index rose 1.2 percent over the year.

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

Food

Food prices rose 2.1 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015. Within the food index, costs for food at home advanced 1.6 percent and prices for food away from home were up 2.5 percent. These compared with increases of 2.6 percent and 2.0 percent, respectively, in the 12-month period that ended in the first half of 2014.

Energy

The energy index, which includes motor fuel and household fuels, fell 18.8 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015, registering the largest over-the-year decrease in this component since 2009. Falling prices for motor fuel (-30.7 percent), most of which occurred in the most recent six months of the period, were largely responsible for the decline in the energy index. Costs for utility (piped) gas service, down 13.4 percent over the year, also contributed to the decrease. In contrast, electricity prices rose 1.5 percent from the first half of 2014.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy increased 1.2 percent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015, after registering no change in the same period one year ago. Shelter costs advanced 2.7 percent and had the largest upward impact on the all items less food and energy index. In contrast, education and communication (-1.8 percent) and apparel (-3.0 percent) were among the expenditure categories posting lower prices over the year.

The Kansas City CPI-U stood at 221.505 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 $221.51 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 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 first half of 2015 was 212.284. The CPI-W decreased 1.2 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 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
1st half 2015 from-
1st half
2014
2nd half
2014
1st half
2015
1st half
2014
2nd half
2014

Expenditure category

 
 

All Items

222.842 222.470 221.505 -0.6 -0.4

All items (1967=100)

661.697 660.592 657.726    

Food and beverages

249.749 255.318 255.432 2.3 0.0

Food

255.052 260.738 260.504 2.1 -0.1

Food at home

245.461 251.246 249.404 1.6 -0.7

Food away from home

271.526 276.272 278.191 2.5 0.7

Alcoholic beverages

188.608 192.818 196.384 4.1 1.8

Housing

207.730 208.829 211.173 1.7 1.1

Shelter

229.512 231.383 235.647 2.7 1.8

Rent of primary residence (1)

233.518 236.641 240.491 3.0 1.6

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

225.719 227.932 230.495 2.1 1.1

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

225.719 227.932 230.495 2.1 1.1

Fuels and utilities

232.356 232.619 227.333 -2.2 -2.3

Household energy

200.999 197.587 191.597 -4.7 -3.0

Energy services (1)

198.208 195.305 189.440 -4.4 -3.0

Electricity (1)

156.491 158.233 158.766 1.5 0.3

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

218.245 206.438 188.958 -13.4 -8.5

Household furnishings and operations

124.098 122.360 123.576 -0.4 1.0

Apparel

120.186 116.323 116.529 -3.0 0.2

Transportation

212.086 204.681 192.376 -9.3 -6.0

Private transportation

209.281 202.169 189.793 -9.3 -6.1

Motor fuel

306.027 277.639 211.974 -30.7 -23.7

Gasoline (all types)

305.006 276.570 211.172 -30.8 -23.6

Gasoline, unleaded regular (3)

298.380 270.348 205.905 -31.0 -23.8

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (3) (4)

370.843 335.535 256.530 -30.8 -23.5

Gasoline, unleaded premium (3)

296.360 270.634 211.210 -28.7 -22.0

Medical Care

336.849 339.435 343.775 2.1 1.3

Recreation (5)

130.336 128.090 129.837 -0.4 1.4

Education and communication (5)

127.780 127.697 125.422 -1.8 -1.8

Other goods and services

380.770 383.306 385.861 1.3 0.7
 

Commodity and Service Group

 
 

All Items

222.842 222.470 221.505 -0.6 -0.4

Commodities

190.720 188.832 184.182 -3.4 -2.5

Commodities less food & beverages

162.366 157.413 150.881 -7.1 -4.1

Nondurables less food & beverages

220.256 210.795 195.595 -11.2 -7.2

Durables

108.145 107.107 108.005 -0.1 0.8

Services

254.498 255.519 257.946 1.4 0.9
 

Special aggregate indexes:

 
 

All items less medical care

216.459 215.909 214.623 -0.8 -0.6

All items less shelter

222.129 220.812 217.807 -1.9 -1.4

Commodities less food

163.401 158.785 152.621 -6.6 -3.9

Nondurables

234.689 232.345 224.367 -4.4 -3.4

Nondurables less food

218.537 210.096 196.282 -10.2 -6.6

Services less rent of shelter (2)

292.831 292.769 293.262 0.1 0.2

Services less medical care services

242.062 243.052 245.292 1.3 0.9

Energy

250.577 236.031 203.470 -18.8 -13.8

All items less energy

221.493 222.504 224.567 1.4 0.9

All items less food and energy

216.040 216.269 218.718 1.2 1.1

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
1st half 2015 from-
1st half
2014
2nd half
2014
1st half
2015
1st half
2014
2nd half
2014

Expenditure category

 
 

All Items

214.905 214.311 212.284 -1.2 -0.9

All items (1967=100)

629.671 627.932 621.993    

Food and beverages

252.235 258.074 258.157 2.3 0.0

Food

256.689 262.576 262.390 2.2 -0.1

Food at home

244.696 250.526 248.861 1.7 -0.7

Food away from home

277.819 282.902 284.912 2.6 0.7

Alcoholic beverages

191.419 196.570 200.241 4.6 1.9

Housing

198.978 200.250 201.984 1.5 0.9

Shelter

216.955 219.005 222.574 2.6 1.6

Rent of primary residence (1)

233.518 236.641 240.491 3.0 1.6

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

205.503 207.518 209.851 2.1 1.1

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

205.503 207.518 209.851 2.1 1.1

Fuels and utilities

232.043 232.560 227.304 -2.0 -2.3

Household energy

201.318 198.146 192.081 -4.6 -3.1

Energy services (1)

198.887 195.968 190.074 -4.4 -3.0

Electricity (1)

156.493 158.235 158.768 1.5 0.3

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

218.244 206.437 188.957 -13.4 -8.5

Household furnishings and operations

112.691 110.902 111.914 -0.7 0.9

Apparel

109.178 106.853 107.449 -1.6 0.6

Transportation

201.722 193.153 178.193 -11.7 -7.7

Private transportation

200.502 192.053 176.977 -11.7 -7.8

Motor fuel

305.973 277.544 211.906 -30.7 -23.6

Gasoline (all types)

304.999 276.563 211.167 -30.8 -23.6

Gasoline, unleaded regular (3)

298.377 270.345 205.903 -31.0 -23.8

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (3) (4)

370.843 335.535 256.530 -30.8 -23.5

Gasoline, unleaded premium (3)

296.349 270.624 211.202 -28.7 -22.0

Medical Care

344.466 347.206 351.120 1.9 1.1

Recreation (5)

129.064 126.438 128.190 -0.7 1.4

Education and communication (5)

117.148 116.407 113.490 -3.1 -2.5

Other goods and services

407.396 410.582 413.882 1.6 0.8
 

Commodity and Service Group

 
 

All Items

214.905 214.311 212.284 -1.2 -0.9

Commodities

188.214 186.006 179.971 -4.4 -3.2

Commodities less food & beverages

159.601 154.045 145.521 -8.8 -5.5

Nondurables less food & beverages

222.040 211.670 193.314 -12.9 -8.7

Durables

109.080 107.937 108.674 -0.4 0.7

Services

245.722 246.680 248.500 1.1 0.7
 

Special aggregate indexes:

 
 

All items less medical care

209.334 208.575 206.251 -1.5 -1.1

All items less shelter

215.275 213.615 209.390 -2.7 -2.0

Commodities less food

160.876 155.612 147.414 -8.4 -5.3

Nondurables

236.928 234.074 224.218 -5.4 -4.2

Nondurables less food

221.118 211.599 194.430 -12.1 -8.1

Services less rent of shelter (2)

257.138 256.763 256.560 -0.2 -0.1

Services less medical care services

233.250 234.188 235.858 1.1 0.7

Energy

249.848 234.850 200.888 -19.6 -14.5

All items less energy

212.323 213.523 215.319 1.4 0.8

All items less food and energy

203.598 203.955 206.099 1.2 1.1

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, August 19, 2015