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January 2013

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Media and Information

Chart Data

Consumer Prices

Media-related Consumer Price Indexes, 1998–2012
Year All items Personal computers and peripheral equipment Computer software and accessories Internet services and electronic information providers Televisions Audio equipment

1998

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

1999

102.2 68.4 92.6 90.0 92.7 95.9

2000

105.6 52.6 89.4 94.0 84.3 94.1

2001

108.7 37.7 82.8 95.7 75.7 90.6

2002

110.4 28.4 77.5 96.5 67.7 86.2

2003

112.9 22.5 70.6 97.4 59.0 81.6

2004

115.9 19.6 65.3 95.0 50.7 77.5

2005

119.8 16.4 61.7 93.4 44.9 71.1

2006

123.7 13.8 58.0 90.0 37.7 67.3

2007

127.2 12.4 55.0 71.5 28.6 63.5

2008

132.1 10.8 53.0 72.1 23.6 60.5

2009

131.6 9.4 52.3 74.7 17.9 57.4

2010

133.8 8.7 48.6 75.1 13.5 55.6

2011

138.0 7.9 45.1 74.4 11.2 53.0

2012

140.9 7.1 42.9 74.6 9.2 49.3

NOTE: 1998 = 100.0

Media-related Consumer Price Indexes, 1998–2012
Year Cable and satellite television and radio service Video discs and other media, including rental of video and audio Audio discs, tapes and other media Newspapers and magazines Recreational books Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts

1998

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

1999

103.8 95.7 101.5 102.4 98.5 105.3

2000

108.8 92.1 102.3 104.2 98.3 112.1

2001

113.5 88.4 106.8 106.3 99.5 116.2

2002

120.3 85.0 105.9 108.2 102.5 119.9

2003

126.2 81.4 108.5 110.4 101.7 126.1

2004

131.5 80.7 108.9 113.6 101.9 130.1

2005

135.4 79.7 109.9 116.6 101.5 134.3

2006

140.7 79.6 107.8 118.4 100.9 139.0

2007

143.3 79.1 105.7 119.6 101.7 144.5

2008

146.8 80.6 103.7 122.8 103.4 147.8

2009

149.9 80.8 99.1 130.7 104.4 150.1

2010

151.9 79.2 94.3 132.2 103.3 152.4

2011

154.6 81.6 91.9 133.7 100.9 153.9

2012

161.4 82.6 89.0 140.7 98.9 156.9

NOTE: 1998 = 100.0

Source: Consumer Price Index | Chart

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