Consumer Price Index News Release





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                    Consumer Price Index - May 2012

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) decreased
 0.3 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of
 Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all
 items index increased 1.7 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 The gasoline index declined 6.8 percent in May, leading to a sharp
 decrease in the energy index and the decline in the all items index.
 The indexes for natural gas and fuel oil declined as well, though the
 electricity index increased. The food index was unchanged, with a
 slight decline in the index for food at home offsetting an increase
 in the food away from home index.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in May,
 the third consecutive such increase. The indexes contributing to the
 increase were largely the same ones as in April: shelter, medical
 care, used cars and trucks, apparel, airline fares, and new vehicles.
 The indexes for household furnishings and operations and for tobacco
 declined.
 
 The 12-month change in the index for all items was 1.7 percent in
 May; this figure has been declining steadily since its 3.9 percent
 recent peak in September 2011. The decline has been driven mostly by
 the energy index, which decreased 3.9 percent over the last 12
 months. This was its first 12-month decline since October 2009. The
 12-month change in the food index, which was 4.7 percent as recently
 as December, fell to 2.8 percent in May. The 12-month change in the
 index for all items less food and energy was 2.3 percent in May, the
 same figure as in April and March.


 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                              Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May   12-mos.
                              2011  2011  2012  2012  2012  2012  2012   ended 
                                                                       May 2012
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .1    .0    .2    .4    .3    .0   -.3      1.7
  Food......................    .1    .2    .2    .0    .2    .2    .0      2.8
   Food at home.............    .0    .2    .0    .0    .1    .2   -.1      2.7
   Food away from home (1)..    .3    .2    .4    .1    .2    .3    .2      2.9
  Energy....................   -.5  -1.3    .2   3.2    .9  -1.7  -4.3     -3.9
   Energy commodities.......   -.6  -2.0    .9   5.7   1.7  -2.6  -6.4     -3.7
    Gasoline (all types)....   -.9  -2.1    .9   6.0   1.7  -2.6  -6.8     -4.0
    Fuel oil (1)............   2.7  -1.0   1.4   2.8   2.7  -1.1  -2.8     -1.1
   Energy services..........   -.4   -.2   -.8   -.8   -.4   -.2   -.7     -3.6
    Electricity.............    .2   -.1    .0    .0   -.8    .2    .3       .2
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -2.6   -.6  -2.9  -3.4    .9  -1.8  -4.1    -14.9
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .1    .2    .1    .2    .2    .2      2.3
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .1   -.1    .2    .1    .2    .2    .2      1.6
    New vehicles............   -.2   -.2    .0    .6    .2    .4    .2      1.3
    Used cars and trucks....   -.4   -.7  -1.0   -.2   1.3   1.5   1.0      3.5
    Apparel.................    .5   -.1    .9   -.9    .5    .4    .4      4.4
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .2    .2    .6    .8    .4    .0    .0      2.7
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .2    .2    .1    .2    .3    .2      2.5
    Shelter.................    .2    .2    .2    .2    .2    .2    .2      2.3
    Transportation services     .0    .1    .0   -.2    .3    .5    .3      1.9
    Medical care services...    .4    .4    .2    .0    .3    .4    .5      3.9

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.




 Consumer Price Index Data for May 2012

 Food

 The food index was unchanged in May after increasing 0.2 percent in
 April. The index for food at home fell 0.1 percent in May as four of
 the six major grocery store food groups declined. The index for
 nonalcoholic beverages fell 0.6 percent in May while the index for
 meats, poultry, fish, and eggs declined 0.5 percent; both indexes
 rose in April. The index for dairy and related products declined 0.4
 percent in May, its fourth consecutive decline, while the cereals and
 bakery products index decreased 0.1 percent. The fruits and
 vegetables index, in contrast, rose 0.4 percent in May, while the
 index for other food at home rose 0.3 percent, its sixth consecutive
 increase. The food at home index has risen 2.7 percent over the last
 12 months, with the fruits and vegetables index declining 0.4 percent
 over that span and the other five groups increasing from 1.2 percent
 (nonalcoholic beverages) to 4.8 percent (other food at home). The
 index for food away from home rose 0.2 percent in May and has
 increased 2.9 percent over the last 12 months.

 Energy
 
 The energy index declined 4.3 percent in May after a 1.7 percent
 decline in April. The gasoline index fell 6.8 percent, its largest
 one month decline since December 2008.  (Before seasonal adjustment,
 gasoline prices decreased 3.6 percent in May.) The fuel oil index
 also continued to fall, declining 2.8 percent. The index for energy
 services decreased for the eighth consecutive month, falling 0.7
 percent as a 4.1 percent decline in the index for natural gas more
 than offset a 0.3 percent increase in the index for electricity. Over
 the past 12 months, the electricity index has edged up 0.2 percent
 but the other major energy indexes have declined. The gasoline index
 has fallen 4.0 percent, the fuel oil index has declined 1.1 percent,
 and the index for natural gas has decreased 14.9 percent.
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in
 May, the same increase as in April. The index for shelter rose 0.2
 percent for the eighth month in a row, with the rent index up 0.2
 percent and the index for owners' equivalent rent up 0.1 percent. The
 index for lodging away from home rose 1.5 percent in May after
 declining in April. The index for medical care rose 0.4 percent, its
 largest increase since November, as the index for hospital services
 rose 0.6 percent for the second month in a row. The index for used
 cars and trucks posted its third consecutive significant increase,
 rising 1.0 percent. The apparel index also continued to rise,
 repeating its April increase of 0.4 percent. The index for airline
 fares, up 2.1 percent in April, rose 1.0 percent in May, while the
 new vehicles index increased for the fourth month in a row, rising
 0.2 percent. The indexes for recreation and personal care each rose
 0.1 percent in May. Among the few indexes to decline were household
 furnishings and operations, which declined 0.3 percent, and tobacco,
 which fell 0.2 percent.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy has risen 2.3 percent
 over the last 12 months, the same figure as the previous two months.
 The shelter component also has risen 2.3 percent over that span.
 Indexes rising at a slower rate include household furnishings and
 operations (0.6 percent), recreation (0.9 percent), and new vehicles
 (1.3 percent). Indexes rising more rapidly include apparel (4.4
 percent), medical care (3.6 percent), and used cars and trucks (3.5
 percent).
 
 
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 1.7 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 229.815
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index decreased 0.1 percent prior
 to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 1.6 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 226.600  (1982-84=100). For the month, the index decreased
 0.2 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 1.6 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index decreased 0.1 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
 Please note that the indexes for the post-2010 period are subject to
 revision.
 
 
 The Consumer Price Index for June 2012 is scheduled to be released on
 Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).






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 Brief Explanation of the CPI
     
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
 prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.  The
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
 (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), which
 covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that comprise
 approximately 29 percent of the total population and (2) the CPI for
 All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban
 Consumers (C-CPI-U), which cover approximately 88 percent of the total
 population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical worker
 households, 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 CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
 transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services,
 drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day
 living.  Prices are collected each month 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.  Prices of fuels and a few other items are
 obtained every month in all 87 locations.  Prices of most other
 commodities and services are collected every month in the three
 largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.  Prices
 of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
 telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
     
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
 importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.  Local
 data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the CPI-U
 and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city, by
 region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and
 population-size classes, and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not
 measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only
 measure the average change in prices for each area since the base
 period.  For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level.
 It is important to note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final
 when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and
 subject to two annual revisions.
     
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
 the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.  The
 reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.  An
 increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is
 shown as 116.500.  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 visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
 Section on (202) 691-7000.

 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
                                   
 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
 because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the
 complete universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes
 estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent change
 standard errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error
 estimates can be used to construct confidence intervals for hypothesis
 testing.  For example, the estimated standard error of the 1 month
 percent change is 0.03 percent for the U.S. All Items Consumer Price
 Index.  This means that if we repeatedly sample from the universe of
 all retail prices using the same methodology, and estimate a
 percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these estimates would
 be within 0.06 percent of the 1 month percentage change based on all
 retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change of 0.2 percent in
 the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are 95 percent confident
 that the actual percent change based on all retail prices would fall
 between 0.14 and 0.26 percent.  For the latest data, including
 information on how to use the estimates of standard error, see
 "Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the Consumer Price Index,
 January-December 2011".  These data are available on the CPI home page
 (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using the following link
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2011.pdf

 Calculating Index Changes

 Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually
 expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index points,
 because index point changes are affected by the level of the index in
 relation to its base period while percent changes are not.  The
 example below illustrates the computation of index point and percent
 changes.
     
 Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as
 annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula for
 compound growth rates.  These data indicate what the percent change
 would be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.

 Index Point Change

 CPI
 202.416
 Less previous index
 201.800
 Equals index point change
 .616



 Percent Change

 Index point difference
 .616
 Divided by the previous index
 201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred
 0.003x100
 Equals percent change
 0.3








 Regions Defined

 The states in the four regions are listed below.

 The Northeast--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
 York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
 The Midwest--Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
 Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
 The South--Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
 Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
 Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District
 of Columbia.
 The West--Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,
 Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.


 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data

 Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted
 as well as unadjusted changes each month.

 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally adjusted
 changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the effect of
 changes that normally occur at the same time and in about the same
 magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from changing
 climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers, holidays,
 and sales.

 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining
 contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
 changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal
 variation.

 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes are
 derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each
 year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data
 from January 2007 through December 2011 were replaced in January 2012.
 Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated seasonal
 data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through 1977; and, in
 January 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series were revised for
 January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change in the aggregation
 weights for dependently adjusted series. For further information,
 please see "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted Seasonally Adjusted
 Series," in the October 2001 issue of the CPI Detailed Report.

 Effective with the publication of data from January 2006 through
 December 2010 in January 2011, the Video and audio series and the
 Information technology, hardware and services series were changed from
 independently adjusted to dependently adjusted.  This resulted in an
 increase in the number of seasonal components used in deriving
 seasonal movement of the All items and 54 other lower level
 aggregations, from 73 for the publication of January 1998 through
 December 2005 data to 82 for the publication of seasonally adjusted
 data for January 2006 and later.  Each year the seasonal status of
 every series is reevaluated based upon certain statistical criteria.
 If any of the 82 components change their seasonal adjustment status
 from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally
 adjusted data will be used in the aggregation of the dependent series
 for the last 5 years, but the seasonally adjusted indexes before that
 period will not be changed.  Note: 38 of the 82 components are not
 seasonally adjusted for 2012.

 Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are
 subject to revision for up to five years after their original release.
 For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data in
 escalation agreements.

 Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment
 procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some
 CPI series.  Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for
 better estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or
 sharp movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are estimated
 and removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal factors.
 Beginning with the calculation of seasonal factors for 1996, X-12-
 ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment.

 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2012, BLS adjusted 31
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
 selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and
 vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
 series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil
 refineries from Hurricane Katrina.

 For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.

 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices
 and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact David Levin at
 (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at Levin.David@bls.gov.  If you have
 general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at
 (202) 691-7000.
















Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, May 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Apr.
2012
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
May
2011
Apr.
2012
May
2012
May
2011-
May
2012
Apr.
2012-
May
2012
Feb.
2012-
Mar.
2012
Mar.
2012-
Apr.
2012
Apr.
2012-
May
2012

All items

100.000 225.964 230.085 229.815 1.7 -0.1 0.3 0.0 -0.3

Food

14.151 226.976 233.234 233.339 2.8 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0

Food at home

8.537 225.356 231.711 231.518 2.7 -0.1 0.1 0.2 -0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.228 259.140 268.014 268.653 3.7 0.2 -0.2 0.4 -0.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.940 223.227 230.967 229.351 2.7 -0.7 0.8 0.1 -0.5

Dairy and related products(1)

0.893 211.327 216.918 216.096 2.3 -0.4 -0.1 -1.0 -0.4

Fruits and vegetables

1.253 284.174 281.648 283.149 -0.4 0.5 -0.4 1.0 0.4

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.947 165.862 169.191 167.866 1.2 -0.8 -0.2 0.2 -0.6

Other food at home

2.276 196.161 204.864 205.554 4.8 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3

Food away from home(1)

5.614 230.501 236.695 237.262 2.9 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Energy

10.451 260.376 255.736 250.306 -3.9 -2.1 0.9 -1.7 -4.3

Energy commodities

6.733 340.183 339.793 327.659 -3.7 -3.6 1.7 -2.6 -6.4

Fuel oil(1)

0.238 383.814 390.483 379.681 -1.1 -2.8 2.7 -1.1 -2.8

Motor fuel

6.385 337.359 336.673 324.589 -3.8 -3.6 1.7 -2.6 -6.6

Gasoline (all types)

6.186 336.999 335.742 323.604 -4.0 -3.6 1.7 -2.6 -6.8

Energy services(2)

3.718 193.698 185.834 186.762 -3.6 0.5 -0.4 -0.2 -0.7

Electricity(2)

2.853 195.838 192.472 196.159 0.2 1.9 -0.8 0.2 0.3

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.865 184.327 163.692 156.863 -14.9 -4.2 0.9 -1.8 -4.1

All items less food and energy

75.398 224.534 229.303 229.602 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.757 145.657 148.070 148.020 1.6 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2

Apparel

3.636 122.271 128.485 127.688 4.4 -0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4

New vehicles

3.168 142.494 144.522 144.401 1.3 -0.1 0.2 0.4 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.914 148.361 151.087 153.565 3.5 1.6 1.3 1.5 1.0

Medical care commodities(1)

1.713 324.399 333.060 333.131 2.7 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0

Alcoholic beverages

0.941 226.989 230.092 230.766 1.7 0.3 -0.2 0.1 0.2

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.789 825.690 847.032 845.622 2.4 -0.2 -0.3 0.2 -0.2

Services less energy services

55.641 272.158 278.431 278.956 2.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Shelter

31.216 250.745 256.031 256.442 2.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

6.403 252.393 258.922 259.231 2.7 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)(3)

23.657 258.587 263.765 264.012 2.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Medical care services

5.330 422.438 437.151 438.766 3.9 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.5

Physicians' services(2)

1.586 339.534 344.151 345.118 1.6 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.514 240.334 251.819 252.476 5.1 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.6

Transportation services

5.734 267.832 272.146 272.912 1.9 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.137 252.376 256.544 257.372 2.0 0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.3

Motor vehicle insurance

2.388 386.954 397.507 398.478 3.0 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.4

Airline fare

0.788 307.310 312.845 317.066 3.2 1.3 0.4 2.1 1.0

Footnotes
(1) Not seasonally adjusted.
(2) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(3) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(4) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.

NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, May 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Apr.
2012
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
May
2011-
May
2012
Apr.
2012-
May
2012
Feb.
2012-
Mar.
2012
Mar.
2012-
Apr.
2012
Apr.
2012-
May
2012

All items

100.000 1.7 -0.1 0.3 0.0 -0.3

Food

14.151 2.8 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0

Food at home

8.537 2.7 -0.1 0.1 0.2 -0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.228 3.7 0.2 -0.2 0.4 -0.1

Cereals and cereal products

0.473 4.0 0.6 -0.3 0.7 0.0

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.052 5.9 0.9 1.6 0.5 -0.8

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.290 3.0 0.6 0.0 0.4 0.6

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.131 5.0 0.4 -1.3 0.7 0.4

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  2.4 -0.8 -1.4 0.9 -0.8

Bakery products

0.754 3.6 0.0 -0.2 0.3 -0.3

Bread(2)

0.222 3.0 0.0 -0.4 0.3 -0.2

White bread(1)(3)

  2.7 0.1 -0.6 0.2 0.1

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  3.0 0.3 -0.2 0.5 0.3

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(1)(2)

0.111 3.0 0.6 0.1 -0.8 0.5

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.184 5.7 -1.3 0.3 1.2 -0.9

Cookies(1)(3)

  7.4 -0.4 -0.6 2.0 -0.2

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  4.8 -2.2 0.6 0.5 -2.2

Other bakery products

0.237 2.3 0.8 -0.6 0.6 -0.6

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(1)(3)

  3.7 1.3 -0.1 -2.4 1.3

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  2.4 0.0 -1.7 2.6 -0.7

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers(3)

  1.7 -0.2 0.3 0.0 -1.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.940 2.7 -0.7 0.8 0.1 -0.5

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.832 2.9 -0.4 0.7 0.0 -0.6

Meats

1.187 2.8 -0.1 0.5 -0.1 -0.3

Beef and veal(1)

0.551 5.4 0.6 0.8 0.3 0.6

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.215 5.9 1.4 0.4 0.1 1.4

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.080 4.7 0.1 0.0 -0.6 0.1

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.205 5.6 0.1 1.4 1.3 0.1

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.051 3.8 0.6 1.2 -1.5 0.6

Pork

0.371 -0.3 -0.8 -0.2 0.0 -2.4

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.139 -1.1 -0.2 0.2 -1.3 -1.6

Bacon and related products(3)

  -3.2 -2.2 0.5 -2.0 -3.4

Breakfast sausage and related products(1)(2)(3)

  4.0 2.8 -0.9 -0.5 2.8

Ham

0.079 2.2 0.3 2.4 1.0 -1.3

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  2.4 0.3 2.5 1.1 -1.3

Pork chops

0.061 1.0 -0.1 -0.4 1.8 -1.9

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.092 -2.4 -3.2 -1.2 -0.7 -4.2

Other meats

0.265 2.2 -0.7 0.7 -1.2 0.6

Frankfurters(3)

  5.6 -1.4 0.7 0.4 1.8

Lunchmeats(1)(2)(3)

  2.2 -0.3 0.2 -1.1 -0.3

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

  -1.2 -2.1 0.2 -1.9 -2.1

Lamb and mutton(1)(2)(3)

  -1.4 -6.0 0.5 -1.7 -6.0

Poultry

0.339 3.9 -1.4 1.4 -0.1 -1.3

Chicken(2)

0.265 2.5 -2.1 1.3 0.2 -1.9

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  1.4 -4.8 1.5 1.6 -4.8

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  3.4 -0.8 1.4 0.3 -0.8

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.075 8.9 1.1 1.5 -1.1 0.8

Fish and seafood(1)

0.305 1.9 -0.4 1.0 0.6 -1.2

Fresh fish and seafood(1)(2)

0.157 -0.4 -0.2 0.9 0.5 -0.2

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.148 4.5 -0.6 1.7 1.0 -1.4

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  7.2 -1.3 -0.2 3.4 -1.3

Frozen fish and seafood(1)(3)

  3.7 0.1 0.2 2.4 0.1

Eggs

0.108 1.4 -5.9 2.3 3.2 1.2

Dairy and related products(1)

0.893 2.3 -0.4 -0.1 -1.0 -0.4

Milk(1)(2)

0.288 -0.4 0.0 -0.4 -0.8 0.0

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

  -1.1 0.1 -0.2 -0.5 0.1

Fresh milk other than whole(1)(2)(3)

  0.2 0.0 -0.5 -1.0 0.0

Cheese and related products(1)

0.283 2.4 -0.7 -0.6 -1.6 -0.7

Ice cream and related products

0.137 6.1 -1.1 1.8 -0.2 0.6

Other dairy and related products(2)

0.184 3.7 0.0 0.3 -0.8 -0.6

Fruits and vegetables

1.253 -0.4 0.5 -0.4 1.0 0.4

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.950 -2.1 0.6 -0.4 1.0 0.7

Fresh fruits

0.500 2.6 1.7 0.7 1.9 -0.1

Apples

0.084 5.0 1.1 -1.5 1.2 -0.4

Bananas

0.081 -1.0 -0.6 0.6 0.1 -0.3

Citrus fruits(2)

0.105 3.5 3.0 1.4 2.0 0.6

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  4.2 4.9 2.0 1.4 0.8

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.230 2.5 2.2 1.5 2.9 -0.4

Fresh vegetables

0.450 -6.9 -0.8 -1.6 0.0 1.6

Potatoes

0.083 -4.7 -0.5 -0.3 0.9 -2.4

Lettuce

0.057 -10.2 1.7 -0.4 -2.6 3.1

Tomatoes(1)

0.075 -19.7 -3.6 0.1 -2.9 -3.6

Other fresh vegetables

0.235 -2.0 -0.6 -0.2 2.4 1.3

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.304 5.4 0.5 -0.2 0.8 -0.4

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.152 4.6 -0.4 -0.5 1.5 -1.7

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  3.2 0.0 -1.0 1.1 -2.1

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  5.9 -0.6 0.2 2.0 -1.3

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.095 5.9 1.7 -0.4 0.0 0.8

Frozen vegetables(3)

  6.1 2.9 -0.8 0.4 1.6

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.057 6.9 0.8 0.8 -0.3 0.5

Dried beans, peas, and lentils(1)(2)(3)

  14.3 -0.3 -0.6 0.1 -0.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.947 1.2 -0.8 -0.2 0.2 -0.6

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.706 1.3 -0.6 -0.1 0.0 -0.3

Carbonated drinks

0.288 1.7 -0.8 -0.8 0.1 -0.3

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 8.5 -0.4 0.4 -0.3 -0.4

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.404 0.8 -0.4 0.4 -0.2 -0.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.241 1.0 -1.3 -0.4 0.8 -1.0

Coffee

0.147 2.7 -0.8 -0.5 -0.1 -1.5

Roasted coffee(3)

  2.4 -0.9 -0.2 -1.7 -1.6

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

  4.1 0.0 -2.6 3.3 0.0

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.094 -1.0 -2.1 -1.1 2.4 -1.6

Other food at home

2.276 4.8 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.308 4.6 -0.5 0.5 0.3 -0.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.060 3.7 0.6 -1.0 1.2 0.1

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.184 4.7 -1.2 1.6 0.3 -1.2

Other sweets(2)

0.063 4.9 0.6 -1.2 0.8 1.1

Fats and oils

0.262 7.8 0.7 0.8 -0.2 0.1

Butter and margarine(2)

0.074 -0.9 1.7 0.1 -1.6 0.1

Butter(3)

  -9.9 1.7 -3.5 -2.2 1.7

Margarine(3)

  9.0 0.9 1.7 0.1 -0.7

Salad dressing(1)(2)

0.066 5.0 -0.3 0.5 -0.7 -0.3

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.122 15.5 0.5 1.1 0.6 0.1

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  39.0 -0.6 0.8 2.3 -0.6

Other foods

1.706 4.3 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.5

Soups

0.100 4.5 0.7 1.5 0.2 -0.9

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.302 2.1 -0.1 1.0 -0.2 -0.1

Snacks(1)

0.321 7.2 1.4 0.3 -0.6 1.4

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.288 2.0 -1.1 0.0 1.0 -2.2

Salt and other seasonings and spices(2)(3)

  9.1 -0.2 -1.0 0.6 0.7

Olives, pickles, relishes(1)(2)(3)

  -1.5 -2.7 0.5 0.1 -2.7

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  -0.4 -1.5 0.5 -0.4 -2.0

Other condiments(1)(3)

  3.6 -0.5 -0.9 -0.4 -0.5

Baby food(1)(2)

0.071 5.5 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.624 4.8 0.9 -0.3 1.0 0.9

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  4.2 2.0 0.3 -0.5 2.0

Food away from home(1)

5.614 2.9 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.664 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.257 3.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.256 3.9 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3

Food at elementary and secondary schools(1)(3)(5)

  3.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(1)(2)

0.081 4.0 0.3 -0.3 0.1 0.3

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.357 2.0 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1

Energy

10.451 -3.9 -2.1 0.9 -1.7 -4.3

Energy commodities

6.733 -3.7 -3.6 1.7 -2.6 -6.4

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.348 -1.8 -3.2 1.8 -1.3 -3.2

Fuel oil(1)

0.238 -1.1 -2.8 2.7 -1.1 -2.8

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(1)(6)

0.110 -3.0 -4.2 -0.1 0.8 -3.0

Motor fuel

6.385 -3.8 -3.6 1.7 -2.6 -6.6

Gasoline (all types)

6.186 -4.0 -3.6 1.7 -2.6 -6.8

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -4.1 -3.7 1.6 -2.6 -6.9

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -3.8 -3.6 2.0 -2.6 -6.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -3.2 -3.0 1.7 -2.6 -5.8

Other motor fuels(2)

0.199 -1.8 -2.8 3.7 -5.7 -5.4

Energy services(8)

3.718 -3.6 0.5 -0.4 -0.2 -0.7

Electricity(8)

2.853 0.2 1.9 -0.8 0.2 0.3

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.865 -14.9 -4.2 0.9 -1.8 -4.1

All items less food and energy

75.398 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.757 1.6 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.337 0.3 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Window and floor coverings and other linens(1)(2)

0.275 -4.0 -1.1 0.3 -0.6 -1.1

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.039 -0.2 0.2 -0.4 0.3 0.2

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.076 0.1 0.0 -0.9 0.6 0.0

Other linens(1)(2)

0.160 -6.9 -2.0 1.0 -1.4 -2.0

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.716 1.4 0.2 0.8 0.0 0.2

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.233 0.7 -0.2 0.9 -0.5 -0.2

Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture(1)(2)

0.341 3.6 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.8

Other furniture(2)

0.134 -2.7 -0.8 -1.0 -0.3 -1.3

Infants' furniture(1)(3)(5)

           

Appliances(2)

0.289 3.0 -0.5 0.2 -0.6 -0.6

Major appliances(2)

0.167 6.9 -0.5 0.7 -0.4 -0.7

Laundry equipment(3)

  9.0 0.0 1.1 -0.3 -0.1

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.119 -2.2 -0.4 -1.1 -0.2 -0.4

Other household equipment and furnishings(1)(2)

0.491 -5.0 0.0 -1.4 -0.1 0.0

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.258 -6.4 0.3 -1.9 -0.2 0.3

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.101 -1.9 0.3 -0.9 -0.1 -0.1

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.047 -11.2 -1.8 -2.2 -0.1 -1.8

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.084 0.0 -0.3 -0.4 1.5 -0.4

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.681 0.4 0.1 -0.7 0.3 -0.3

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.172 2.0 0.1 -0.2 0.1 0.1

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.363 -0.3 0.0 -0.9 0.9 -0.6

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.886 3.1 -0.4 -0.2 -0.3 -0.4

Household cleaning products(1)(2)

0.358 2.2 -0.4 0.0 -1.0 -0.4

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.240 4.3 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.287 3.3 -0.6 -0.7 0.4 -0.6

Apparel

3.636 4.4 -0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4

Men's and boys' apparel

0.876 5.5 0.1 0.8 0.5 0.1

Men's apparel

0.690 4.9 0.7 -0.2 0.4 0.5

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.125 2.4 1.2 -0.4 -1.3 0.5

Men's furnishings

0.180 7.7 3.0 -0.5 0.3 3.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.217 3.2 -2.2 -0.8 2.4 -2.7

Men's pants and shorts

0.161 6.9 1.6 -0.1 -0.1 1.7

Boys' apparel

0.185 7.6 -2.2 6.2 2.6 -2.6

Women's and girls' apparel

1.558 5.6 -1.3 0.3 1.0 0.5

Women's apparel

1.305 5.2 -1.1 0.3 1.2 0.7

Women's outerwear

0.089 2.3 -9.9 -3.4 4.2 -4.5

Women's dresses

0.184 2.9 -3.7 8.8 -4.3 -2.0

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.622 5.9 0.4 -1.5 3.0 2.3

Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories(2)

0.395 4.0 -0.3 -1.1 1.2 -0.7

Girls' apparel

0.252 7.9 -2.5 0.5 -0.1 -0.3

Footwear

0.683 2.2 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.8

Men's footwear(1)

0.209 3.9 0.6 0.1 1.5 0.6

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.150 1.1 -0.5 1.0 0.7 0.5

Women's footwear

0.324 1.4 0.7 1.0 0.4 0.8

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.199 7.0 -0.2 0.2 -1.1 1.6

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.321 -0.2 -1.6 0.5 -2.8 -1.3

Watches(1)(6)

0.089 0.3 -1.4 1.6 -0.4 -1.4

Jewelry(6)

0.232 -0.7 -1.6 0.2 -3.5 -1.5

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.583 2.2 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.5

New vehicles

3.168 1.3 -0.1 0.2 0.4 0.2

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  1.3 -0.1 0.2 0.4 0.2

New cars(3)

  1.2 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.1

New trucks(3)(11)

  1.4 -0.2 0.2 0.4 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.914 3.5 1.6 1.3 1.5 1.0

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.432 3.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Tires(1)

0.294 4.0 0.0 -0.3 0.1 0.0

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.138 3.0 0.5 0.7 -0.2 0.5

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(1)(3)

  1.5 0.7 0.4 -0.3 0.7

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(1)(3)

  10.2 0.1 1.8 0.4 0.1

Medical care commodities(1)

1.713 2.7 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.635 2.7 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0

Prescription drugs

1.325 3.3 -0.1 0.3 0.0 0.0

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.310 0.3 0.5 1.0 -0.3 0.5

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.078 2.2 1.0 -0.3 0.1 1.0

Recreation commodities(9)

2.305 -1.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1

Video and audio products(9)

0.420 -9.5 -0.9 -1.2 -1.8 -0.4

Televisions

0.165 -17.7 -1.2 -2.6 -3.7 0.2

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.027 -12.1 -1.3 -2.3 -1.2 -1.3

Audio equipment(1)

0.072 -8.7 -2.0 -0.5 -1.5 -2.0

Audio discs, tapes and other media(1)(2)

0.044 -4.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.7 -0.2

Pets and pet products(1)

0.686 2.5 -0.1 0.5 -0.1 -0.1

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  3.5 -0.1 0.6 0.0 -0.1

Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories(1)(2)(3)

  0.3 -0.1 0.6 -0.5 -0.1

Sporting goods(1)

0.460 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 0.5 -0.3

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.239 0.2 -0.2 -0.4 -0.6 -0.2

Sports equipment(1)

0.211 -1.1 -0.3 -0.1 1.8 -0.3

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.054 -5.3 -1.0 -1.0 0.9 -1.7

Film and photographic supplies(1)(2)(3)

  8.4 -0.4 0.4 1.8 -0.4

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -7.8 -1.3 -0.7 0.9 -1.9

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.222 2.2 0.4 0.7 0.2 0.4

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.120 5.1 0.8 1.1 0.3 0.8

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.098 -1.3 -0.1 0.3 0.0 -0.1

Other recreational goods(2)

0.464 -3.8 0.4 -0.7 -1.0 0.3

Toys(1)

0.345 -5.4 0.4 -0.9 -1.5 0.4

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment(1)(2)(3)

  -2.1 0.7 -1.0 -1.1 0.7

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(2)

0.061 2.8 0.5 0.6 1.2 0.1

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.039 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 0.2 0.1

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.595 -3.2 0.2 -0.5 -0.7 0.6

Educational books and supplies

0.200 5.8 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.8

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  6.4 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.7

Information technology commodities(9)

0.395 -8.5 0.0 -1.0 -1.3 0.5

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.260 -10.6 0.0 -1.3 -1.6 0.9

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.048 -2.4 0.1 -0.8 -0.5 0.1

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items(1)(2)

0.087 -5.1 -0.2 -0.2 -1.1 -0.2

Alcoholic beverages

0.941 1.7 0.3 -0.2 0.1 0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.567 0.9 0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.4

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.270 2.1 0.0 0.1 -0.5 0.5

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.071 -0.5 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1 -0.4

Whiskey at home(3)

  1.3 0.4 -1.2 0.5 0.4

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(1)(3)

  -0.4 -0.2 0.0 0.3 -0.2

Wine at home

0.226 -0.4 0.5 -0.1 0.2 0.4

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.374 2.8 0.5 -0.4 0.4 0.5

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home(1)(2)(3)

  1.2 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.1

Wine away from home(1)(2)(3)

  2.9 -0.1 0.1 0.4 -0.1

Distilled spirits away from home(1)(2)(3)

  3.3 0.9 -0.8 0.9 0.9

Other goods(9)

1.647 1.5 -0.5 0.3 0.1 -0.5

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.789 2.4 -0.2 -0.3 0.2 -0.2

Cigarettes(1)(2)

0.729 2.3 -0.2 -0.3 0.1 -0.2

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.053 3.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

Personal care products(1)

0.652 1.3 -1.0 1.2 0.3 -1.0

Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products(1)(2)

0.342 0.6 -1.1 1.5 0.1 -1.1

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements(1)

0.304 1.9 -0.9 1.0 0.6 -0.9

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.206 -1.3 -0.1 -0.5 -0.6 -0.2

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  -0.1 0.2 -0.4 0.0 0.1

Infants' equipment(1)(3)(5)

  -3.9 -0.4 0.2 -0.1 -0.4

Services less energy services

55.641 2.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Shelter

31.216 2.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Rent of shelter(13)

30.871 2.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Rent of primary residence(8)

6.403 2.7 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Lodging away from home(2)

0.810 4.1 2.4 0.3 -0.2 1.5

Housing at school, excluding board(8)(13)

0.152 3.9 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.4

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.658 4.0 3.0 0.2 -0.4 1.8

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(8)(13)

23.657 2.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(8)(13)

22.261 2.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.346 3.4 0.2 0.6 0.7 0.2

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.163 5.2 0.2 0.6 0.8 0.3

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.877 6.4 0.2 0.7 1.1 0.3

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.286 1.4 0.0 0.3 -0.2 0.0

Household operations(1)(2)

0.724 2.1 -0.1 0.1 0.4 -0.1

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.248 1.2 -0.3 0.0 0.6 -0.3

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.236 1.7 -0.2 0.0 0.5 -0.2

Moving, storage, freight expense(1)(2)

0.090 3.4 0.4 0.5 -0.7 0.4

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.076   0.5 0.3 1.2 0.5

Medical care services

5.330 3.9 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.5

Professional services

2.964 1.8 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.4

Physicians' services(8)

1.586 1.6 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Dental services(8)

0.754 1.9 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(6)

0.250 3.3 1.5 0.2 0.4 1.6

Services by other medical professionals(1)(8)(6)

0.374 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2

Hospital and related services

1.735 4.7 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.6

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.514 5.1 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.6

Inpatient hospital services(8)(14)(3)

  5.1 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.7

Outpatient hospital services(8)(3)(6)

  4.8 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.5

Nursing homes and adult day services(8)(14)

0.136 3.8 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.3

Care of invalids and elderly at home(1)(5)

0.085 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.631 13.0 0.8 1.3 1.0 0.8

Transportation services

5.734 1.9 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.388 -6.0 -0.7 0.0 -0.2 -1.2

Car and truck rental(2)

0.069 1.4 -3.6 2.0 4.4 -2.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.137 2.0 0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.3

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.057 1.8 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.454 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.591 1.5 0.4 -0.4 -0.1 0.4

Motor vehicle insurance

2.388 3.0 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.4

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.557 2.9 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1

State motor vehicle registration and license fees(1)(8)(2)

0.324 0.5 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0

Parking and other fees(1)(2)

0.210 6.8 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2

Parking fees and tolls(1)(2)(3)

  8.9 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2

Automobile service clubs(1)(2)(3)

  2.8 0.6 0.1 0.4 0.6

Public transportation

1.195 2.4 1.0 0.5 1.6 0.8

Airline fare

0.788 3.2 1.3 0.4 2.1 1.0

Other intercity transportation

0.148 -0.8 0.4 0.1 0.8 0.3

Intercity bus fare(1)(3)(4)

    -0.8 1.0 1.7 -0.8

Intercity train fare(1)(3)(4)

  -0.7 4.8 4.5 2.8 4.8

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  -1.7 -0.3 -0.3 0.0 -0.3

Intracity transportation(1)

0.257 2.2 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.1

Intracity mass transit(1)(3)(9)

  1.5 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

Recreation services(9)

3.683 2.6 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.2

Video and audio services(9)

1.499 4.5 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.4

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.387 4.5 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.5

Video discs and other media, including rental of video and audio(1)(2)

0.112 4.1 -0.2 0.3 1.0 -0.2

Video discs and other media(1)(2)(3)

  -4.4 -0.1 0.4 1.8 -0.1

Rental of video or audio discs and other media(1)(2)(3)

  12.0 -0.1 0.6 0.1 -0.1

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.405 3.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.1

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  2.4 0.0 0.4 -0.1 0.0

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  2.8 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.1

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.058 1.5 -0.1 0.3 0.0 -0.1

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  1.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  1.3 -0.2 0.3 0.0 -0.2

Other recreation services(2)

1.719 0.9 0.0 0.4 -0.1 0.0

Club dues and fees for participant sports and group exercises(2)

0.565 1.7 -0.4 0.9 -0.3 -0.4

Admissions(1)

0.623 0.6 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.6

Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts(1)(2)(3)

  0.3 0.5 -0.1 0.1 0.5

Admission to sporting events(1)(2)(3)

  2.4 0.8 0.7 0.3 0.8

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.228 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.2 -0.1

Education and communication services(9)

6.099 2.7 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.959 4.2 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.4

College tuition and fees

1.659 5.3 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.375 3.7 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.765 2.4 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.4

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.058 5.2 0.2 0.6 -0.1 -0.1

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.148 3.8 0.0 0.2 0.0 -0.3

Postage(1)

0.138 3.8 0.0 0.2 -0.1 -0.3

Delivery services(1)(2)

0.010 4.5 0.1 -0.1 1.2 0.1

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.394 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.456 -0.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.938 2.5 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Internet services and electronic information providers(1)(2)

0.583 2.1 0.3 0.3 0.8 0.3

Other personal services(9)

1.692 2.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Personal care services(1)

0.625 1.5 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Haircuts and other personal care services(1)(2)

0.625 1.5 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Miscellaneous personal services

1.067 2.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Legal services(6)

0.292 2.2 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.4

Funeral expenses(6)

0.157 1.7 0.1 -0.5 0.1 0.0

Laundry and dry cleaning services(2)

0.237 1.6 0.3 0.1 -0.1 0.3

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(1)(2)

0.029 3.4 0.1 0.3 -0.2 0.1

Financial services(1)(6)

0.211 5.7 0.6 1.0 1.4 0.6

Checking account and other bank services(1)(2)(3)

  5.7 0.7 0.1 -1.1 0.7

Tax return preparation and other accounting fees(2)(3)

  6.4 0.9 1.4 1.9 0.9

Footnotes
(1) Not seasonally adjusted.
(2) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(3) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(4) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(6) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(7) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(8) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(9) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(10) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(11) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(12) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.

NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes, May 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Apr.
2012
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
May
2011
Apr.
2012
May
2012
May
2011-
May
2012
Apr.
2012-
May
2012
Feb.
2012-
Mar.
2012
Mar.
2012-
Apr.
2012
Apr.
2012-
May
2012

All items less food

85.849 225.826 229.621 229.290 1.5 -0.1 0.3 0.0 -0.3

All items less shelter

68.784 218.847 222.552 222.010 1.4 -0.2 0.3 0.0 -0.5

All items less food and shelter

54.633 216.388 219.503 218.805 1.1 -0.3 0.4 -0.1 -0.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.182 210.278 214.770 215.004 2.2 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.2

All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks

42.268 213.968 218.575 218.662 2.2 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2

All items less medical care

92.958 217.414 221.159 220.833 1.6 -0.1 0.3 0.0 -0.3

All items less energy

89.549 224.275 229.252 229.520 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Commodities

40.641 186.804 190.089 188.963 1.2 -0.6 0.4 -0.2 -0.9

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.843 146.089 148.483 148.166 1.4 -0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1

Commodities less food

26.490 166.657 168.899 167.323 0.4 -0.9 0.6 -0.5 -1.5

Commodities less food and beverages

25.549 164.286 166.479 164.851 0.3 -1.0 0.6 -0.5 -1.5

Services

59.359 264.883 269.901 270.462 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(1)

28.488 289.676 294.527 295.291 1.9 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Services less medical care services

54.029 252.713 257.121 257.615 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Durables

8.877 112.941 113.306 113.622 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.1

Nondurables

31.764 223.413 228.190 226.283 1.3 -0.8 0.6 -0.3 -1.2

Nondurables less food

17.613 217.771 221.619 218.198 0.2 -1.5 0.8 -0.8 -2.2

Nondurables less food and beverages

16.672 217.037 220.859 217.222 0.1 -1.6 0.9 -0.9 -2.3

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

13.036 281.064 283.379 277.900 -1.1 -1.9 1.1 -1.4 -3.1

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.977 274.948 277.443 272.494 -0.9 -1.8 1.0 -1.2 -2.8

Housing

40.506 218.484 221.682 221.971 1.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0

Education and communication(2)

6.694 130.600 133.284 133.470 2.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3

Education(2)

3.160 204.668 213.130 213.499 4.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.4

Communication(2)

3.535 83.466 83.515 83.606 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2

Information and information processing(2)

3.387 80.081 79.995 80.086 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

0.992 9.096 8.865 8.879 -2.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.4

Recreation(2)

5.989 113.659 114.656 114.689 0.9 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.1

Video and audio(2)

1.919 98.707 99.893 99.934 1.2 0.0 0.1 -0.2 0.3

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.091 157.884 162.159 162.107 2.7 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0

Photography(2)

0.113 80.315 79.769 79.324 -1.2 -0.6 -0.3 0.5 -0.9

Food and beverages

15.092 227.082 233.116 233.257 2.7 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0

Domestically produced farm food(4)

7.203 231.550 238.478 238.542 3.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0

Other services

11.475 313.205 320.824 321.309 2.6 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Apparel less footwear

2.953 116.180 123.018 121.957 5.0 -0.9 0.5 0.3 0.3

Fuels and utilities

5.229 219.956 216.006 216.388 -1.6 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.7

Household energy

4.066 193.498 186.517 186.852 -3.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.3 -1.0

Medical care

7.042 399.375 412.480 413.655 3.6 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4

Transportation

17.702 220.270 223.083 220.768 0.2 -1.0 0.9 -0.5 -2.1

Private transportation

16.507 215.829 218.563 215.978 0.1 -1.2 0.9 -0.7 -2.3

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.608 99.915 100.977 101.399 1.5 0.4 0.6 0.8 0.3

Utilities and public transportation

9.857 206.331 206.050 206.866 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.1

Household furnishings and operations

4.061 125.141 126.114 125.905 0.6 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.340 385.476 393.320 392.859 1.9 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0

Personal care

2.551 208.080 211.865 211.649 1.7 -0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1

Footnotes
(1) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(2) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(3) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
(4) Not seasonally adjusted.

NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, May 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to May 2012 from: Percent change to Apr. 2012 from:
May
2011
Mar.
2012
Apr.
2012
Apr.
2011
Feb.
2012
Mar.
2012

U.S. city average

M

1.7 0.2 -0.1 2.3 1.1 0.3

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

1.7 0.2 -0.1 2.3 0.8 0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.7 0.3 0.0 2.3 0.8 0.3

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

1.8 0.2 -0.1 2.4 0.9 0.3

Midwest urban

M

1.5 0.1 -0.1 2.3 1.2 0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.4 0.1 0.0 2.2 1.0 0.1

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

1.7 0.1 -0.1 2.4 1.5 0.3

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.4 -0.2 -0.6 2.5 1.0 0.4

South urban

M

1.6 0.0 -0.4 2.5 1.1 0.4

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.5 0.0 -0.4 2.4 1.1 0.4

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

1.7 0.1 -0.4 2.5 1.1 0.5

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.7 -0.3 -0.7 2.7 1.1 0.3

West urban

M

2.0 0.4 0.2 2.1 1.1 0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.1 0.4 0.2 2.1 1.0 0.2

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

1.6 0.4 0.2 1.8 1.2 0.3

Size classes

A(4)

M

1.7 0.2 0.0 2.2 1.0 0.2

B/C(3)

M

1.7 0.2 -0.2 2.3 1.2 0.4

D

M

1.9 0.0 -0.4 2.8 1.2 0.4

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

1.0 0.0 -0.1 1.7 1.3 0.0

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

1.6 0.0 0.1 1.5 1.0 0.0

New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA

M

1.8 0.3 0.1 2.4 0.8 0.2

Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT

1

0.8 -0.2        

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

1.1 -0.1        

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

1.6 -0.2        

Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV(6)

1

1.8 0.1        

Atlanta, GA

2

      1.8 1.1  

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

      2.1 0.6  

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

      2.2 0.9  

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

      2.0 0.9  

Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD

2

      2.0 0.8  

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

      2.1 0.9  

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

      2.9 0.9  

Footnotes
(1) Foods, fuels, and several other items are priced every month in all areas. Most other goods and services are priced as indicated: M - Every month. 1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November. 2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.
(2) Regions defined as the four Census regions.
(3) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(4) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(5) In addition, the following metropolitan areas are published semiannually and appear in Tables 34 and 39 of the January and July issues of the CPI Detailed Report: Anchorage, AK; Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN; Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO; Honolulu, HI; Kansas City, MO-KS; Milwaukee-Racine, WI; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI; Phoenix-Mesa, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland-Salem, OR-WA; St. Louis, MO-IL; San Diego, CA; Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL.
(6) Indexes on a November 1996=100 base.

NOTE: Local area indexes are byproducts of the national CPI program. Each local index has a smaller sample size than the national index and is, therefore, subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are similar. Therefore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics strongly urges users to consider adopting the national average CPI for use in their escalator clauses.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 5. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) and the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, all items index, May 2012
[Percent changes]
Month Year Unadjusted 1-month percent change Unadjusted 12-month percent change
C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U

December 2000

    2.6 3.4

December 2001

    1.3 1.6

December 2002

    2.0 2.4

December 2003

    1.7 1.9

December 2004

    3.2 3.3

December 2005

    2.9 3.4

December 2006

    2.3 2.5

December 2007

    3.7 4.1

December 2008

    0.2 0.1

December 2009

    2.5 2.7

January 2010

0.4 0.3 2.4 2.6

February 2010

0.0 0.0 1.9 2.1

March 2010

0.4 0.4 2.1 2.3

April 2010

0.1 0.2 2.1 2.2

May 2010

0.0 0.1 1.8 2.0

June 2010

-0.1 -0.1 0.8 1.1

July 2010

0.0 0.0 1.0 1.2

August 2010

0.2 0.1 0.9 1.1

September 2010

0.1 0.1 0.9 1.1

October 2010

0.1 0.1 0.9 1.2

November 2010

0.0 0.0 0.9 1.1

December 2010

0.2 0.2 1.3 1.5

January 2011

0.4 0.5 1.4 1.6

February 2011

0.5 0.5 1.9 2.1

March 2011

0.8 1.0 2.3 2.7

April 2011

0.6 0.6 2.7 3.2

May 2011

0.4 0.5 3.1 3.6

June 2011

0.0 -0.1 3.2 3.6

July 2011

0.1 0.1 3.3 3.6

August 2011

0.3 0.3 3.4 3.8

September 2011

0.2 0.2 3.5 3.9

October 2011

-0.2 -0.2 3.2 3.5

November 2011

-0.1 -0.1 3.1 3.4

December 2011

-0.2 -0.2 2.7 3.0

January 2012

0.4 0.4 2.7 2.9

February 2012

0.4 0.4 2.6 2.9

March 2012

0.6 0.8 2.4 2.7

April 2012

0.3 0.3 2.1 2.3

May 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.6 1.7

Footnotes
(1) The C-CPI-U is designed to be a closer approximation to a cost-of-living index in that it, in its final form, accounts for any substitution that consumers make across item categories in response to changes in relative prices. Since the expenditure data required for the calculation of the C-CPI-U are available only with a time lag, the C-CPI-U is being issued first in preliminary form using the latest available expenditure data at that time and is subject to two revisions.

NOTE: Indexes for 2012 are intial estimates. Indexes for 2011 are interim adjustments. Data prior to 2011 are final.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, May 2012, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Apr.
2012
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Apr. 2012-
May 2012
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Apr. 2012-
May 2012(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 -0.3   0.03 S-Dec. 2008 -0.8

Food

14.151 0.0 0.004 0.08 S-Feb. 2012 0.0

Food at home

8.537 -0.1 -0.009 0.14 S-Jun. 2010 -0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.228 -0.1 -0.002 0.35 S-Mar. 2012 -0.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.473 0.0 0.000 0.50 S-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.052 -0.8 0.000 0.88 S-Jan. 2012 -1.3

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.290 0.6 0.002 0.69 L-Dec. 2011 0.7

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.131 0.4 0.001 0.72 S-Mar. 2012 -1.3

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  -0.8   0.81 S-Mar. 2012 -1.4

Bakery products

0.754 -0.3 -0.002 0.43 S-Jan. 2012 -0.3

Bread(5)

0.222 -0.2 0.000 0.89 S-Mar. 2012 -0.4

White bread(4)(6)

  0.1   1.19 S-Mar. 2012 -0.6

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  0.3   1.30 S-Mar. 2012 -0.2

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)(5)

0.111 0.5 0.001 0.61 L-Sep. 2011 1.2

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.184 -0.9 -0.002 0.88 S-Feb. 2011 -1.7

Cookies(4)(6)

  -0.2   0.95 S-Mar. 2012 -0.6

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  -2.2   0.97 S-Sep. 1997 -2.3

Other bakery products

0.237 -0.6 -0.002 0.78 S-Mar. 2012 -0.6

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(4)(6)

  1.3   0.92 L-Jan. 2012 1.9

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  -0.7   1.17 S-Mar. 2012 -1.7

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers(6)

  -1.3   1.11 S-Apr. 2011 -2.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.940 -0.5 -0.011 0.23 S-Sep. 2009 -0.8

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.832 -0.6 -0.012 0.24 S-Sep. 2009 -0.7

Meats

1.187 -0.3 -0.004 0.28 S-Jun. 2011 -0.5

Beef and veal(4)

0.551 0.6 0.003 0.41 L-Mar. 2012 0.8

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.215 1.4 0.003 0.60 L-Jan. 2012 1.8

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.080 0.1 0.000 1.10 L-Feb. 2012 1.1

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.205 0.1 0.000 0.79 S-Feb. 2012 -0.9

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.051 0.6 0.000 0.73 L-Mar. 2012 1.2

Pork

0.371 -2.4 -0.009 0.48 S-Jul. 1983 -2.9

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.139 -1.6 -0.002 0.84 S-Dec. 2010 -3.1

Bacon and related products(6)

  -3.4   1.07 S-Dec. 2010 -5.2

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)(6)

  2.8   1.23 L-Jan. 2011 2.8

Ham

0.079 -1.3 -0.001 0.98 S-Jan. 2012 -2.2

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  -1.3   1.04 S-Jan. 2012 -2.0

Pork chops

0.061 -1.9 -0.001 1.02 S-Feb. 2012 -2.2

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.092 -4.2 -0.004 1.09 S-EVER -

Other meats

0.265 0.6 0.002 0.63 L-Mar. 2012 0.7

Frankfurters(6)

  1.8   2.08 L-Feb. 2012 2.3

Lunchmeats(4)(5)(6)

  -0.3   0.64 L-Mar. 2012 0.2

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  -2.1   1.06 S-Mar. 2009 -4.0

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)(6)

  -6.0   1.19 S-Mar. 2009 -7.6

Poultry

0.339 -1.3 -0.004 0.62 S-Jul. 2009 -1.7

Chicken(5)

0.265 -1.9 -0.005 0.80 S-Jul. 2009 -2.3

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  -4.8   1.91 S-Jan. 2003 -4.9

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  -0.8   0.85 S-Dec. 2010 -1.3

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.075 0.8 0.001 0.80 L-Mar. 2012 1.5

Fish and seafood(4)

0.305 -1.2 -0.004 0.52 S-Oct. 2009 -1.5

Fresh fish and seafood(4)(5)

0.157 -0.2 0.000 0.75 S-Feb. 2012 -1.5

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.148 -1.4 -0.002 0.70 S-Sep. 2009 -1.5

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  -1.3   1.17 S-Apr. 2011 -2.9

Frozen fish and seafood(4)(6)

  0.1   1.03 S-Feb. 2012 -1.5

Eggs

0.108 1.2 0.001 0.77 S-Feb. 2012 -6.4

Dairy and related products(4)

0.893 -0.4 -0.003 0.31 L-Mar. 2012 -0.1

Milk(4)(5)

0.288 0.0 0.000 0.33 L-Jan. 2012 0.7

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

  0.1   0.44 L-Jan. 2012 0.2

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.48 L-Jan. 2012 1.1

Cheese and related products(4)

0.283 -0.7 -0.002 0.59 L-Mar. 2012 -0.6

Ice cream and related products

0.137 0.6 0.001 0.83 L-Mar. 2012 1.8

Other dairy and related products(5)

0.184 -0.6 -0.001 0.61 L-Mar. 2012 0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.253 0.4 0.005 0.37 S-Mar. 2012 -0.4

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.950 0.7 0.007 0.47 S-Mar. 2012 -0.4

Fresh fruits

0.500 -0.1 0.000 0.63 S-Jan. 2012 -1.8

Apples

0.084 -0.4 0.000 1.15 S-Mar. 2012 -1.5

Bananas

0.081 -0.3 0.000 0.82 S-Feb. 2012 -2.1

Citrus fruits(5)

0.105 0.6 0.001 1.48 S-Feb. 2012 -1.4

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  0.8   1.73 S-Feb. 2012 -3.5

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.230 -0.4 -0.001 1.07 S-Jan. 2012 -3.1

Fresh vegetables

0.450 1.6 0.007 0.63 L-Mar. 2011 3.6

Potatoes

0.083 -2.4 -0.002 1.06 S-Jun. 2011 -3.2

Lettuce

0.057 3.1 0.002 1.57 L-Mar. 2011 9.2

Tomatoes(4)

0.075 -3.6 -0.003 1.80 S-Feb. 2012 -5.7

Other fresh vegetables

0.235 1.3 0.003 0.91 S-Mar. 2012 -0.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.304 -0.4 -0.001 0.47 S-Jan. 2012 -0.8

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.152 -1.7 -0.003 0.69 S-Mar. 2008 -1.7

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  -2.1   0.81 S-Nov. 2003 -3.3

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  -1.3   0.98 S-Dec. 2011 -1.3

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.095 0.8 0.001 0.87 L-Feb. 2012 1.1

Frozen vegetables(6)

  1.6   1.04 L-Oct. 2011 2.6

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.057 0.5 0.000 0.79 L-Mar. 2012 0.8

Dried beans, peas, and lentils(4)(5)(6)

  -0.3   1.19 S-Mar. 2012 -0.6

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.947 -0.6 -0.005 0.42 S-Dec. 2010 -1.1

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.706 -0.3 -0.002 0.50 S-Jan. 2012 -0.3

Carbonated drinks

0.288 -0.3 -0.001 0.72 S-Mar. 2012 -0.8

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 -0.4 0.000 1.09 S-Jun. 2011 -1.0

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.404 -0.4 -0.002 0.65 S-Feb. 2012 -0.5

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.241 -1.0 -0.002 0.59 S-Dec. 2010 -1.0

Coffee

0.147 -1.5 -0.002 0.81 S-Dec. 2010 -1.8

Roasted coffee(6)

  -1.6   0.77 L-Mar. 2012 -0.2

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  0.0   1.18 S-Mar. 2012 -2.6

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.094 -1.6 -0.001 0.77 S-Sep. 2008 -1.6

Other food at home

2.276 0.3 0.007 0.26 L-Mar. 2012 0.3

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.308 -0.5 -0.002 0.59 S-Nov. 2011 -1.7

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.060 0.1 0.000 0.49 S-Mar. 2012 -1.0

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.184 -1.2 -0.002 0.92 S-Nov. 2011 -1.9

Other sweets(5)

0.063 1.1 0.001 0.71 L-Feb. 2012 1.2

Fats and oils

0.262 0.1 0.000 0.51 L-Mar. 2012 0.8

Butter and margarine(5)

0.074 0.1 0.000 0.79 L-Mar. 2012 0.1

Butter(6)

  1.7   1.21 L-Jan. 2012 3.7

Margarine(6)

  -0.7   1.06 S-Jan. 2012 -1.3

Salad dressing(4)(5)

0.066 -0.3 0.000 0.80 L-Mar. 2012 0.5

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.122 0.1 0.000 0.91 S-Feb. 2012 -0.7

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  -0.6   1.09 S-Mar. 2011 -1.2

Other foods

1.706 0.5 0.008 0.31 L-Feb. 2012 0.6

Soups

0.100 -0.9 -0.001 1.05 S-Dec. 2011 -1.1

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.302 -0.1 0.000 0.76 L-Mar. 2012 1.0

Snacks(4)

0.321 1.4 0.005 0.75 L-Aug. 2011 2.0

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.288 -2.2 -0.006 0.75 S-May 2002 -2.4

Salt and other seasonings and spices(5)(6)

  0.7   0.81 L-Jan. 2012 2.8

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)(6)

  -2.7   1.36 S-Dec. 2011 -4.2

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  -2.0   1.40 S-Sep. 2011 -2.3

Other condiments(4)(6)

  -0.5   0.74 S-Mar. 2012 -0.9

Baby food(4)(5)

0.071 0.0 0.000 0.51 L-Mar. 2012 0.0

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.624 0.9 0.006 0.57 S-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  2.0   0.89 L-Jun. 2010 4.7

Food away from home(4)

5.614 0.2 0.014 0.06 S-Mar. 2012 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.664 0.2 0.005 0.07 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.257 0.3 0.008 0.10 S-Mar. 2012 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.256 0.3 0.001 0.14 - -

Food at elementary and secondary schools(4)(8)(6)

  0.0   0.12 - -

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)(5)

0.081 0.3 0.000 0.23 L-Jan. 2012 0.8

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.357 0.1 0.000 0.12 - -

Energy

10.451 -4.3 -0.441 0.11 S-Dec. 2008 -9.1

Energy commodities

6.733 -6.4 -0.412 0.11 S-Dec. 2008 -17.8

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.348 -3.2 -0.011 0.42 S-Mar. 2009 -4.7

Fuel oil(4)

0.238 -2.8 -0.007 0.54 S-Jun. 2010 -3.2

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(4)(9)

0.110 -3.0 -0.003 0.44 S-Apr. 2009 -3.6

Motor fuel

6.385 -6.6 -0.401 0.11 S-Dec. 2008 -18.5

Gasoline (all types)

6.186 -6.8 -0.396 0.12 S-Dec. 2008 -18.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  -6.9   0.28 S-Dec. 2008 -19.2

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  -6.6   0.27 S-Dec. 2008 -17.8

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  -5.8   0.27 S-Dec. 2008 -17.7

Other motor fuels(5)

0.199 -5.4 -0.011 0.16 L-Mar. 2012 3.7

Energy services(11)

3.718 -0.7 -0.028 0.16 S-Feb. 2012 -0.8

Electricity(11)

2.853 0.3 0.008 0.18 L-Sep. 2011 0.6

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.865 -4.1 -0.036 0.18 S-May 2009 -5.8

All items less food and energy

75.398 0.2 0.152 0.04 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.757 0.2 0.031 0.09 - -

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.337 -0.2 -0.006 0.15 S-Nov. 2011 -0.2

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)(5)

0.275 -1.1 -0.003 0.62 S-Dec. 2010 -1.6

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.039 0.2 0.000 0.55 S-Mar. 2012 -0.4

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.076 0.0 0.000 0.68 S-Mar. 2012 -0.9

Other linens(4)(5)

0.160 -2.0 -0.003 0.92 S-Dec. 2010 -2.8

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.716 0.2 0.001 0.34 L-Mar. 2012 0.8

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.233 -0.2 0.000 0.65 L-Mar. 2012 0.9

Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture(4)(5)

0.341 0.8 0.003 0.42 L-Jun. 2011 1.8

Other furniture(5)

0.134 -1.3 -0.002 0.73 S-Jul. 2011 -3.5

Infants' furniture(4)(8)(6)

           

Appliances(5)

0.289 -0.6 -0.002 0.38 - -

Major appliances(5)

0.167 -0.7 -0.001 0.48 S-Nov. 2011 -1.5

Laundry equipment(6)

  -0.1   0.58 L-Mar. 2012 1.1

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.119 -0.4 0.000 0.59 S-Mar. 2012 -1.1

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)(5)

0.491 0.0 0.000 0.41 L-Feb. 2012 0.8

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.258 0.3 0.001 0.51 L-Feb. 2012 0.7

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.101 -0.1 0.000 0.69 - -

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.047 -1.8 -0.001 1.02 S-Mar. 2012 -2.2

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.084 -0.4 0.000 0.51 S-Mar. 2012 -0.4

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.681 -0.3 -0.002 0.28 S-Mar. 2012 -0.7

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.172 0.1 0.000 0.35 - -

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.363 -0.6 -0.002 0.32 S-Mar. 2012 -0.9

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.886 -0.4 -0.004 0.27 S-Apr. 2010 -0.8

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.358 -0.4 -0.002 0.40 L-Mar. 2012 0.0

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.240 -0.1 0.000 0.38 - -

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.287 -0.6 -0.002 0.47 S-Mar. 2012 -0.7

Apparel

3.636 0.4 0.013 0.39 - -

Men's and boys' apparel

0.876 0.1 0.001 0.61 S-Feb. 2012 -1.7

Men's apparel

0.690 0.5 0.004 0.65 L-Jan. 2012 1.7

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.125 0.5 0.001 1.77 L-Jan. 2012 6.3

Men's furnishings

0.180 3.5 0.006 0.98 L-Sep. 1997 3.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.217 -2.7 -0.006 1.49 S-Apr. 2009 -3.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.161 1.7 0.003 1.32 L-Jan. 2012 1.9

Boys' apparel

0.185 -2.6 -0.005 1.48 S-Sep. 2010 -2.7

Women's and girls' apparel

1.558 0.5 0.008 0.75 S-Mar. 2012 0.3

Women's apparel

1.305 0.7 0.009 0.82 S-Mar. 2012 0.3

Women's outerwear

0.089 -4.5 -0.004 3.37 S-Sep. 2011 -5.4

Women's dresses

0.184 -2.0 -0.004 2.67 L-Mar. 2012 8.8

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.622 2.3 0.014 1.10 S-Mar. 2012 -1.5

Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories(5)

0.395 -0.7 -0.003 1.16 S-Mar. 2012 -1.1

Girls' apparel

0.252 -0.3 -0.001 2.09 S-Feb. 2012 -2.6

Footwear

0.683 0.8 0.006 0.56 L-May 2011 1.2

Men's footwear(4)

0.209 0.6 0.001 0.85 S-Mar. 2012 0.1

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.150 0.5 0.001 1.22 S-Feb. 2012 -1.4

Women's footwear

0.324 0.8 0.002 0.86 L-Mar. 2012 1.0

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.199 1.6 0.003 1.00 L-Jan. 2012 1.6

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.321 -1.3 -0.004 1.36 L-Mar. 2012 0.5

Watches(4)(9)

0.089 -1.4 -0.001 0.78 S-Sep. 2010 -1.5

Jewelry(9)

0.232 -1.5 -0.003 1.56 L-Mar. 2012 0.2

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.583 0.5 0.026 0.07 S-Feb. 2012 0.3

New vehicles

3.168 0.2 0.006 0.11 S-Mar. 2012 0.2

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  0.2   0.10 S-Mar. 2012 0.2

New cars(6)

  0.1   0.15 S-Jan. 2012 -0.2

New trucks(14)(6)

  0.2   0.11 S-Mar. 2012 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.914 1.0 0.020 0.02 S-Feb. 2012 -0.2

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.432 0.1 0.001 0.20 L-Feb. 2012 0.1

Tires(4)

0.294 0.0 0.000 0.25 S-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.138 0.5 0.001 0.25 L-Mar. 2012 0.7

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(4)(6)

  0.7   0.25 L-Sep. 2011 0.8

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(4)(6)

  0.1   0.64 S-Feb. 2012 -0.4

Medical care commodities(4)

1.713 0.0 0.000 0.14 - -

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.635 0.0 0.000 0.15 - -

Prescription drugs

1.325 0.0 0.000 0.14 - -

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.310 0.5 0.002 0.49 L-Mar. 2012 1.0

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.078 1.0 0.001 0.47 L-Oct. 2011 1.6

Recreation commodities(12)

2.305 -0.1 -0.002 0.18 L-Feb. 2012 0.3

Video and audio products(12)

0.420 -0.4 -0.002 0.28 L-Jan. 2012 -0.2

Televisions

0.165 0.2 0.000 0.64 L-Oct. 2007 0.5

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.027 -1.3 0.000 0.61 S-Mar. 2012 -2.3

Audio equipment(4)

0.072 -2.0 -0.001 0.45 S-Nov. 2008 -2.0

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)(5)

0.044 -0.2 0.000 0.47 L-Mar. 2012 -0.2

Pets and pet products(4)

0.686 -0.1 0.000 0.39 - -

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.41 S-Dec. 2011 -0.1

Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.76 L-Mar. 2012 0.6

Sporting goods(4)

0.460 -0.3 -0.001 0.31 S-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.239 -0.2 -0.001 0.33 L-Feb. 2012 0.5

Sports equipment(4)

0.211 -0.3 -0.001 0.53 S-Dec. 2011 -0.7

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.054 -1.7 -0.001 0.62 S-Aug. 2010 -1.8

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)(6)

  -0.4   0.73 S-Jan. 2012 -0.4

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  -1.9   0.82 S-Jan. 2012 -2.0

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.222 0.4 0.001 0.34 L-Mar. 2012 0.7

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.120 0.8 0.001 0.48 L-Mar. 2012 1.1

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.098 -0.1 0.000 0.47 S-Feb. 2012 -0.2

Other recreational goods(5)

0.464 0.3 0.001 0.44 L-Feb. 2012 0.7

Toys(4)

0.345 0.4 0.001 0.53 L-Feb. 2012 1.1

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment(4)(5)(6)

  0.7   0.51 L-Feb. 2012 2.2

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(5)

0.061 0.1 0.000 0.91 S-Feb. 2012 -0.6

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.039 0.1 0.000 0.42 S-Mar. 2012 -0.2

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.595 0.6 0.004 0.34 L-EVER -

Educational books and supplies

0.200 0.8 0.002 0.29 L-Jan. 2012 0.8

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  0.7   0.24 L-Jan. 2012 1.4

Information technology commodities(12)

0.395 0.5 0.002 0.43 L-EVER -

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.260 0.9 0.002 0.51 L-EVER -

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.048 0.1 0.000 0.75 L-Dec. 2011 1.7

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items(4)(5)

0.087 -0.2 0.000 0.77 L-Mar. 2012 -0.2

Alcoholic beverages

0.941 0.2 0.002 0.13 L-Feb. 2012 0.3

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.567 0.4 0.002 0.21 L-Jan. 2012 0.8

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.270 0.5 0.001 0.27 L-Feb. 2012 0.5

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.071 -0.4 0.000 0.33 S-Feb. 2012 -0.4

Whiskey at home(6)

  0.4   0.49 S-Mar. 2012 -1.2

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(4)(6)

  -0.2   0.59 S-Dec. 2011 -1.1

Wine at home

0.226 0.4 0.001 0.37 L-Jan. 2012 0.6

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.374 0.5 0.002 0.16 L-Feb. 2012 0.5

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home(4)(5)(6)

  0.1   0.13 S-Mar. 2012 0.0

Wine away from home(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.20 S-Nov. 2011 -0.1

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)(6)

  0.9   0.20 - -

Other goods(12)

1.647 -0.5 -0.008 0.19 S-May 2011 -0.5

Tobacco and smoking products(4)

0.789 -0.2 -0.001 0.16 S-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Cigarettes(4)(5)

0.729 -0.2 -0.001 0.17 S-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.053 0.3 0.000 0.46 - -

Personal care products(4)

0.652 -1.0 -0.006 0.37 S-May 2011 -1.2

Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products(4)(5)

0.342 -1.1 -0.004 0.54 S-May 2011 -1.1

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements(4)

0.304 -0.9 -0.003 0.56 S-Feb. 2012 -0.9

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.206 -0.2 0.000 0.44 L-Feb. 2012 -0.2

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  0.1   0.46 L-Jan. 2012 0.5

Infants' equipment(4)(8)(6)

  -0.4   0.51 S-Aug. 2011 -2.3

Services less energy services

55.641 0.2 0.121 0.03 S-Mar. 2012 0.2

Shelter

31.216 0.2 0.048 0.05 - -

Rent of shelter(16)

30.871 0.2 0.056 0.05 - -

Rent of primary residence(11)

6.403 0.2 0.013 0.07 - -

Lodging away from home(5)

0.810 1.5 0.013 0.86 L-Feb. 2012 1.9

Housing at school, excluding board(11)(16)

0.152 0.4 0.001 0.05 - -

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.658 1.8 0.012 1.07 L-Feb. 2012 2.2

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(11)(16)

23.657 0.1 0.022 0.04 S-Feb. 2012 0.1

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(11)(16)

22.261 0.1 0.021 0.04 S-Feb. 2012 0.1

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.346 0.2 0.001 0.21 S-Feb. 2012 -0.6

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.163 0.3 0.003 0.13 S-Jan. 2012 0.3

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.877 0.3 0.003 0.17 S-Jan. 2012 0.3

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.286 0.0 0.000 0.15 L-Mar. 2012 0.3

Household operations(4)(5)

0.724 -0.1 0.000 0.10 S-Sep. 2011 -0.1

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.248 -0.3 -0.001 0.07 S-Mar. 2011 -0.8

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.236 -0.2 0.000 0.11 S-Oct. 2011 -0.2

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)(5)

0.090 0.4 0.000 0.43 L-Mar. 2012 0.5

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.076 0.5 0.000 0.14 S-Mar. 2012 0.3

Medical care services

5.330 0.5 0.027 0.06 L-Oct. 2011 0.5

Professional services

2.964 0.4 0.012 0.08 L-Feb. 2011 0.4

Physicians' services(11)

1.586 0.2 0.003 0.12 S-Mar. 2012 0.2

Dental services(11)

0.754 0.1 0.001 0.08 - -

Eyeglasses and eye care(9)

0.250 1.6 0.004 0.23 L-Oct. 2005 1.8

Services by other medical professionals(4)(11)(9)

0.374 0.2 0.001 0.12 L-Feb. 2012 0.3

Hospital and related services

1.735 0.6 0.010 0.11 L-May 2011 0.6

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.514 0.6 0.009 0.12 - -

Inpatient hospital services(11)(17)(6)

  0.7   0.18 L-Nov. 2011 0.8

Outpatient hospital services(11)(9)(6)

  0.5   0.22 S-Mar. 2012 0.2

Nursing homes and adult day services(11)(17)

0.136 0.3 0.000 0.12 L-Mar. 2012 0.3

Care of invalids and elderly at home(4)(8)

0.085 0.1 0.000 0.15 S-Mar. 2012 0.0

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.631 0.8 0.005 0.07 S-Aug. 2011 0.3

Transportation services

5.734 0.3 0.018 0.11 S-Mar. 2012 0.3

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.388 -1.2 -0.005 0.44 S-Aug. 2011 -1.3

Car and truck rental(5)

0.069 -2.4 -0.002 1.34 S-Feb. 2012 -2.6

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.137 0.3 0.004 0.12 L-Jan. 2012 0.3

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.057 0.2 0.000 0.14 L-Mar. 2012 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.454 0.2 0.001 0.15 L-Mar. 2012 0.2

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.591 0.4 0.002 0.19 L-Jan. 2012 0.4

Motor vehicle insurance

2.388 0.4 0.010 0.16 - -

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.557 0.1 0.000 0.12 L-Jan. 2012 1.4

State motor vehicle registration and license fees(4)(11)(5)

0.324 0.0 0.000 0.12 L-Mar. 2012 0.0

Parking and other fees(4)(5)

0.210 0.2 0.000 0.16 - -

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.13 L-Feb. 2012 0.3

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)(6)

  0.6   0.26 L-Jan. 2012 0.8

Public transportation

1.195 0.8 0.010 0.29 S-Mar. 2012 0.5

Airline fare

0.788 1.0 0.008 0.40 S-Mar. 2012 0.4

Other intercity transportation

0.148 0.3 0.000 0.66 S-Mar. 2012 0.1

Intercity bus fare(4)(7)(6)

  -0.8   0.52 S-Feb. 2012 -2.7

Intercity train fare(4)(7)(6)

  4.8   1.24 L-Jun. 2011 4.8

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  -0.3   0.82 S-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Intracity transportation(4)

0.257 0.1 0.000 0.07 - -

Intracity mass transit(4)(12)(6)

  0.1   0.09 - -

Recreation services(12)

3.683 0.2 0.007 0.19 L-Mar. 2012 0.4

Video and audio services(12)

1.499 0.4 0.006 0.23 L-Mar. 2012 0.5

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.387 0.5 0.007 0.23 L-Mar. 2012 0.5

Video discs and other media, including rental of video and audio(4)(5)

0.112 -0.2 0.000 0.84 S-Feb. 2012 -1.4

Video discs and other media(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   1.22 S-Feb. 2012 -1.7

Rental of video or audio discs and other media(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.75 S-Feb. 2012 -0.3

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.405 0.1 0.000 0.19 S-Feb. 2012 -0.3

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.22 L-Mar. 2012 0.4

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.1   0.19 S-Mar. 2012 0.1

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.058 -0.1 0.000 0.36 S-Feb. 2012 -0.2

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.36 S-Feb. 2012 -0.5

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  -0.2   0.44 S-Jan. 2012 -0.3

Other recreation services(5)

1.719 0.0 0.000 0.35 L-Mar. 2012 0.4

Club dues and fees for participant sports and group exercises(5)

0.565 -0.4 -0.002 0.71 S-Feb. 2012 -0.8

Admissions(4)

0.623 0.6 0.003 0.50 L-Jan. 2012 2.1

Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts(4)(5)(6)

  0.5   0.42 L-Jan. 2012 1.9

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)(6)

  0.8   0.52 L-Jan. 2012 3.0

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.228 -0.1 0.000 0.23 S-Mar. 2012 -0.1

Education and communication services(12)

6.099 0.2 0.014 0.07 - -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.959 0.4 0.011 0.12 L-Dec. 2011 0.4

College tuition and fees

1.659 0.4 0.006 0.21 L-Mar. 2012 0.5

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.375 0.4 0.001 0.03 L-Feb. 2012 0.4

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.765 0.4 0.003 0.11 L-Jan. 2012 0.4

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.058 -0.1 0.000 0.18 - -

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.148 -0.3 0.000 0.01 S-May 2010 -0.3

Postage(4)

0.138 -0.3 0.000 0.00 S-Jan. 2012 -0.6

Delivery services(4)(5)

0.010 0.1 0.000 0.12 S-Mar. 2012 -0.1

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.394 0.1 0.002 0.05 - -

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.456 0.1 0.001 0.06 L-Dec. 2011 0.1

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.938 0.1 0.001 0.09 S-Mar. 2012 0.1

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)(5)

0.583 0.3 0.002 0.29 S-Mar. 2012 0.3

Other personal services(12)

1.692 0.2 0.004 0.10 S-Mar. 2012 0.2

Personal care services(4)

0.625 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-Jan. 2012 -0.1

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)(5)

0.625 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-Jan. 2012 -0.1

Miscellaneous personal services

1.067 0.3 0.004 0.13 L-Dec. 2011 0.5

Legal services(9)

0.292 0.4 0.001 0.12 L-Nov. 2011 0.4

Funeral expenses(9)

0.157 0.0 0.000 0.09 S-Mar. 2012 -0.5

Laundry and dry cleaning services(5)

0.237 0.3 0.001 0.09 L-Nov. 2010 0.3

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)(5)

0.029 0.1 0.000 0.19 L-Mar. 2012 0.3

Financial services(4)(9)

0.211 0.6 0.001 0.62 S-Feb. 2012 -0.9

Checking account and other bank services(4)(5)(6)

  0.7   0.51 L-Feb. 2012 2.0

Tax return preparation and other accounting fees(5)(6)

  0.9   0.73 S-Feb. 2012 0.5

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.849 -0.3 -0.288 0.03 S-Dec. 2008 -0.9

All items less shelter

68.784 -0.5 -0.332 0.04 S-Dec. 2008 -1.2

All items less food and shelter

54.633 -0.6 -0.336 0.05 S-Dec. 2008 -1.5

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.182 0.2 0.104 0.05 S-Feb. 2012 0.1

All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks

42.268 0.2 0.084 0.05 - -

All items less medical care

92.958 -0.3 -0.311 0.03 S-Dec. 2008 -0.9

All items less energy

89.549 0.2 0.157 0.03 - -

Commodities

40.641 -0.9 -0.381 0.06 S-Dec. 2008 -2.1

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.843 0.1 0.011 0.09 - -

Commodities less food

26.490 -1.5 -0.386 0.07 S-Dec. 2008 -3.3

Commodities less food and beverages

25.549 -1.5 -0.388 0.07 S-Dec. 2008 -3.4

Services

59.359 0.2 0.093 0.04 - -

Services less rent of shelter(16)

28.488 0.2 0.054 0.05 S-Mar. 2012 0.2

Services less medical care services

54.029 0.2 0.084 0.04 - -

Durables

8.877 0.1 0.006 0.07 S-Mar. 2012 0.1

Nondurables

31.764 -1.2 -0.386 0.07 S-Dec. 2008 -2.5

Nondurables less food

17.613 -2.2 -0.373 0.10 S-Dec. 2008 -5.0

Nondurables less food and beverages

16.672 -2.3 -0.377 0.11 S-Dec. 2008 -5.4

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

13.036 -3.1 -0.394 0.07 S-Dec. 2008 -7.0

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.977 -2.8 -0.387 0.07 S-Dec. 2008 -6.3

Housing

40.506 0.0 0.001 0.05 S-Sep. 2010 0.0

Education and communication(5)

6.694 0.3 0.018 0.08 L-Jan. 2012 0.3

Education(5)

3.160 0.4 0.012 0.12 L-Nov. 2011 0.4

Communication(5)

3.535 0.2 0.006 0.07 L-Feb. 2012 0.2

Information and information processing(5)

3.387 0.2 0.006 0.08 L-Jan. 2012 0.3

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

0.992 0.4 0.004 0.26 L-Feb. 2010 0.8

Recreation(5)

5.989 0.1 0.005 0.15 L-Mar. 2012 0.2

Video and audio(5)

1.919 0.3 0.005 0.19 L-Jan. 2012 0.6

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.091 0.0 0.000 0.26 - -

Photography(5)

0.113 -0.9 -0.001 0.36 S-Apr. 2007 -1.0

Food and beverages

15.092 0.0 0.006 0.08 S-Jul. 2010 0.0

Domestically produced farm food(4)

7.203 0.0 0.002 0.14 S-Feb. 2012 -0.1

Other services

11.475 0.2 0.025 0.08 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.953 0.3 0.008 0.47 - -

Fuels and utilities

5.229 -0.7 -0.037 0.13 S-May 2009 -1.3

Household energy

4.066 -1.0 -0.040 0.15 S-May 2009 -1.8

Medical care

7.042 0.4 0.028 0.06 L-Nov. 2011 0.4

Transportation

17.702 -2.1 -0.357 0.06 S-Dec. 2008 -4.9

Private transportation

16.507 -2.3 -0.367 0.06 S-Dec. 2008 -5.1

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.608 0.3 0.019 0.08 S-Feb. 2012 0.2

Utilities and public transportation

9.857 0.1 0.014 0.09 S-Mar. 2012 0.0

Household furnishings and operations

4.061 -0.3 -0.010 0.12 S-Sep. 2010 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.340 0.0 0.001 0.11 S-Feb. 2012 -0.1

Personal care

2.551 0.1 0.003 0.13 - -

Footnotes
(1) The 'effect' of an item category is a measure of that item's contribution to the All items price change. For example, if the Food index had an effect of 0.40, and the All items index rose 1.2 percent, then the increase in food prices contributed 0.40 / 1.2, or 33.3 percent, to that All items increase. Said another way, had food prices been unchanged for that month the change in the All items index would have been 1.2 percent minus 0.40, or 0.8 percent. Effects can be negative as well. For example, if the effect of food was a negative 0.1, and the All items index rose 0.5 percent, the All items index actually would have been 0.1 percent higher (or 0.6 percent) had food prices been unchanged. Since food prices fell while prices overall were rising, the contribution of food to the All items price change was negative (in this case, -0.1 / 0.5, or minus 20 percent).
(2) A statistic's margin of error is often expressed as its point estimate plus or minus two standard errors. For example, if a CPI category rose 0.6 percent, and its standard error was 0.15 percent, the margin of error on this item's 1-month percent change would be 0.6 percent, plus or minus 0.3 percent.
(3) If the current seasonally adjusted 1-month percent change is greater than the previous 1-month percent change, then this column identifies the closest prior month with a 1-month percent change as (L)arge as or (L)arger than the current 1-month change. If the current 1-month percent change is smaller than the previous 1-month percent change, the most recent month with a change as (S)mall or (S)maller than the current month change is identified. If the current and previous 1-month percent changes are equal, a dash will appear. Standard numerical comparisons are used. For example, 0.8% is greater than 0.6%, -0.4% is less than -0.2%, and -0.2% is less than 0.0%. Note that a (L)arger change can be a smaller decline, for example, a -0.2% change is larger than a -0.4% change, but still represents a decline in the price index. Likewise, (S)maller changes can be increases, for example, a 0.6% change is smaller than 0.8%, but still represents an increase in the price index. In this context, a -0.2% change is considered to be smaller than a 0.0% change.
(4) Not seasonally adjusted.
(5) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(6) Special indexes based on a substantially smaller sample. These series do not contribute to the all items index aggregation and therefore do not have a relative importance or effect.
(7) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(9) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(10) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(11) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(12) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(15) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(16) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(17) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(18) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.

NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, May 2012, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Apr.
2012
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
May 2011-
May 2012
Unadjusted effect on All Items
May 2011-
May 2012(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 1.7   0.07 S-Jan. 2011 1.6

Food

14.151 2.8 0.387 0.14 S-Feb. 2011 2.3

Food at home

8.537 2.7 0.219 0.20 S-Jan. 2011 2.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.228 3.7 0.041 0.43 S-May 2011 3.1

Cereals and cereal products

0.473 4.0 0.015 0.72 S-May 2011 3.5

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.052 5.9 0.003 1.33 S-Apr. 2011 3.4

Breakfast cereal

0.290 3.0 0.006 0.94 S-May 2011 2.8

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.131 5.0 0.006 1.08 S-Mar. 2012 3.9

Rice(4)(5)

  2.4   1.67 S-Apr. 2011 1.5

Bakery products

0.754 3.6 0.026 0.59 S-Jun. 2011 3.6

Bread(4)

0.222 3.0 0.007 1.22 S-Mar. 2011 2.7

White bread(5)

  2.7   1.78 S-Feb. 2011 2.6

Bread other than white(5)

  3.0   1.73 S-Jan. 2011 2.1

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.111 3.0 0.003 1.05 L-Mar. 2012 3.9

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.184 5.7 0.011 1.06 S-Mar. 2012 5.6

Cookies(5)

  7.4   1.51 L-Mar. 2009 8.8

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  4.8   1.15 S-Jan. 2012 3.5

Other bakery products

0.237 2.3 0.006 1.00 S-May 2011 2.3

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  3.7   1.61 S-May 2011 2.7

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  2.4   1.88 S-Apr. 2011 0.1

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers(5)

  1.7   1.52 S-May 2011 1.7

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.940 2.7 0.051 0.39 S-Jun. 2010 2.0

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.832 2.9 0.051 0.41 S-Jun. 2010 2.0

Meats

1.187 2.8 0.032 0.52 S-May 2010 2.1

Beef and veal

0.551 5.4 0.029 0.74 S-Aug. 2010 5.0

Uncooked ground beef

0.215 5.9 0.013 1.14 S-Sep. 2010 5.1

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.080 4.7 0.004 1.80 S-Nov. 2010 3.4

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.205 5.6 0.011 1.12 S-Jun. 2011 4.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.051 3.8 0.002 1.47 L-Mar. 2012 7.1

Pork

0.371 -0.3 -0.001 0.87 S-Mar. 2010 -2.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.139 -1.1 -0.001 1.49 S-May 2010 -1.9

Bacon and related products(5)

  -3.2   2.54 S-Jan. 2010 -3.3

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  4.0   1.68 L-Feb. 2012 4.9

Ham

0.079 2.2 0.002 1.75 S-Feb. 2012 1.4

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  2.4   2.43 S-Feb. 2012 1.8

Pork chops

0.061 1.0 0.001 1.66 S-Apr. 2010 0.3

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.092 -2.4 -0.002 1.96 S-Jan. 2010 -4.2

Other meats

0.265 2.2 0.005 1.30 S-Oct. 2010 1.2

Frankfurters(5)

  5.6   3.30 L-Mar. 2012 6.5

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  2.2   0.93 S-Dec. 2010 1.6

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  -1.2   3.30 S-Nov. 2009 -1.3

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  -1.4   5.73 S-Feb. 2010 -3.5

Poultry

0.339 3.9 0.013 0.93 S-Nov. 2011 3.0

Chicken(4)

0.265 2.5 0.007 0.99 S-Nov. 2011 1.2

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  1.4   2.17 S-Apr. 2011 1.3

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  3.4   1.25 S-Feb. 2012 3.4

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.075 8.9 0.006 2.24 S-Oct. 2011 7.3

Fish and seafood

0.305 1.9 0.006 1.03 S-Sep. 2010 1.6

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.157 -0.4 -0.001 1.47 S-Mar. 2010 -0.9

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.148 4.5 0.006 1.17 S-Apr. 2011 3.4

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  7.2   2.12 S-Mar. 2012 3.6

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  3.7   2.12 S-Jan. 2011 2.7

Eggs

0.108 1.4 0.000 1.18 S-Mar. 2011 1.0

Dairy and related products

0.893 2.3 0.019 0.51 S-Jan. 2011 1.7

Milk(4)

0.288 -0.4 -0.001 0.79 S-Feb. 2010 -1.3

Fresh whole milk(5)

  -1.1   1.28 S-Feb. 2010 -2.5

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  0.2   1.16 S-Feb. 2010 0.1

Cheese and related products

0.283 2.4 0.006 0.88 S-Mar. 2011 1.9

Ice cream and related products

0.137 6.1 0.008 1.31 L-Mar. 2012 6.4

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.184 3.7 0.006 0.93 S-Jul. 2011 3.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.253 -0.4 -0.004 0.55 L-Jan. 2012 -0.1

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.950 -2.1 -0.020 0.69 L-Jan. 2012 -1.7

Fresh fruits

0.500 2.6 0.013 1.01 L-Nov. 2011 2.6

Apples

0.084 5.0 0.004 1.75 L-Jan. 2012 6.1

Bananas

0.081 -1.0 -0.001 1.44 S-Oct. 2010 -4.0

Citrus fruits(4)

0.105 3.5 0.004 2.25 L-Oct. 2011 3.6

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  4.2   2.47 L-Nov. 2011 4.2

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.230 2.5 0.006 1.56 - -

Fresh vegetables

0.450 -6.9 -0.032 1.01 L-Jan. 2012 -0.2

Potatoes

0.083 -4.7 -0.003 1.86 S-Jul. 2010 -5.2

Lettuce

0.057 -10.2 -0.007 2.27 L-Jan. 2012 -1.4

Tomatoes

0.075 -19.7 -0.017 2.40 L-Feb. 2012 -18.0

Other fresh vegetables

0.235 -2.0 -0.005 1.33 L-Jan. 2012 -1.3

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.304 5.4 0.015 0.70 S-Jan. 2012 5.4

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.152 4.6 0.007 1.02 S-Mar. 2012 4.6

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  3.2   1.19 S-Sep. 2011 2.4

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  5.9   1.43 S-Mar. 2012 5.7

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.095 5.9 0.005 1.23 S-Sep. 2011 5.1

Frozen vegetables(5)

  6.1   1.25 L-Feb. 2012 7.4

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.057 6.9 0.004 1.36 S-Mar. 2012 5.9

Dried beans, peas, and lentils(4)(5)

  14.3   2.74 S-Jan. 2012 14.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.947 1.2 0.011 0.68 S-Feb. 2011 0.6

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.706 1.3 0.009 0.84 - -

Carbonated drinks

0.288 1.7 0.005 1.14 S-Apr. 2011 0.9

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 8.5 0.001 2.34 S-Jun. 2011 5.1

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.404 0.8 0.003 1.05 L-Mar. 2012 1.5

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.241 1.0 0.002 0.99 S-Dec. 2010 0.8

Coffee

0.147 2.7 0.003 1.45 S-Dec. 2010 2.5

Roasted coffee(5)

  2.4   1.78 S-Sep. 2010 1.7

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  4.1   2.00 L-Feb. 2012 5.9

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.094 -1.0 -0.001 1.25 S-Oct. 2010 -1.3

Other food at home

2.276 4.8 0.101 0.41 S-Sep. 2011 4.7

Sugar and sweets

0.308 4.6 0.014 0.99 S-Mar. 2012 4.6

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.060 3.7 0.002 0.92 S-Apr. 2011 3.0

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.184 4.7 0.008 1.53 S-Feb. 2012 4.3

Other sweets(4)

0.063 4.9 0.003 1.05 L-Feb. 2012 5.3

Fats and oils

0.262 7.8 0.019 0.82 S-Feb. 2011 4.8

Butter and margarine(4)

0.074 -0.9 -0.001 1.41 S-Mar. 2010 -4.2

Butter(5)

  -9.9   2.47 S-Dec. 2009 -11.5

Margarine(5)

  9.0   1.86 S-Feb. 2011 6.1

Salad dressing(4)

0.066 5.0 0.003 1.32 L-Feb. 2012 7.0

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.122 15.5 0.017 1.22 S-Nov. 2011 13.5

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  39.0   1.63 S-Feb. 2012 37.9

Other foods

1.706 4.3 0.069 0.49 L-Mar. 2012 4.5

Soups

0.100 4.5 0.005 1.59 S-Feb. 2012 3.5

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.302 2.1 0.006 1.11 S-Aug. 2011 1.4

Snacks

0.321 7.2 0.022 0.93 L-Mar. 2012 8.0

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.288 2.0 0.006 1.04 S-Sep. 2011 1.9

Salt and other seasonings and spices(4)(5)

  9.1   1.99 S-Mar. 2012 7.6

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  -1.5   1.64 S-Feb. 2011 -1.6

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  -0.4   1.83 S-Dec. 2010 -0.6

Other condiments(5)

  3.6   1.66 S-May 2011 3.1

Baby food(4)

0.071 5.5 0.004 0.94 L-Mar. 2012 6.1

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.624 4.8 0.025 0.80 L-Jan. 2009 7.7

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  4.2   1.42 L-Oct. 2011 5.0

Food away from home

5.614 2.9 0.168 0.17 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.664 2.6 0.072 0.21 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.257 3.3 0.075 0.30 L-Mar. 2012 3.3

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.256 3.9 0.010 0.54 L-Sep. 2011 4.0

Food at elementary and secondary schools(7)(5)

  3.4   0.73 - -

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.081 4.0 0.004 0.88 L-Mar. 2012 4.0

Other food away from home(4)

0.357 2.0 0.007 0.45 - -

Energy

10.451 -3.9 -0.385 0.19 S-Oct. 2009 -14.0

Energy commodities

6.733 -3.7 -0.249 0.18 S-Oct. 2009 -18.7

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.348 -1.8 -0.006 0.92 S-Nov. 2009 -7.7

Fuel oil

0.238 -1.1 -0.003 1.14 S-Nov. 2009 -6.9

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.110 -3.0 -0.003 1.24 S-Dec. 2009 -4.2

Motor fuel

6.385 -3.8 -0.243 0.19 S-Oct. 2009 -18.4

Gasoline (all types)

6.186 -4.0 -0.236 0.19 S-Oct. 2009 -17.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  -4.1   0.48 S-Oct. 2009 -18.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  -3.8   0.45 S-Oct. 2009 -17.2

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  -3.2   0.45 S-Oct. 2009 -16.8

Other motor fuels(4)

0.199 -1.8 -0.007 0.33 S-Nov. 2009 -6.0

Energy services(10)

3.718 -3.6 -0.136 0.32 S-Feb. 2010 -4.2

Electricity(10)

2.853 0.2 0.007 0.37 S-Mar. 2010 -0.5

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.865 -14.9 -0.143 0.62 S-Dec. 2009 -18.1

All items less food and energy

75.398 2.3 1.703 0.09 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.757 1.6 0.323 0.20 S-Jun. 2011 1.6

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.337 0.3 0.010 0.35 S-Sep. 2011 0.2

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.275 -4.0 -0.012 1.43 S-Apr. 2011 -4.0

Floor coverings(4)

0.039 -0.2 0.000 1.43 S-May 2011 -0.4

Window coverings(4)

0.076 0.1 0.000 2.32 - -

Other linens(4)

0.160 -6.9 -0.012 1.74 S-Jan. 2011 -8.2

Furniture and bedding

0.716 1.4 0.011 0.91 S-Nov. 2011 1.1

Bedroom furniture

0.233 0.7 0.002 1.64 L-Mar. 2012 1.4

Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture(4)

0.341 3.6 0.013 1.20 - -

Other furniture(4)

0.134 -2.7 -0.004 2.17 S-Oct. 2011 -3.1

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

           

Appliances(4)

0.289 3.0 0.009 0.76 S-Dec. 2011 1.5

Major appliances(4)

0.167 6.9 0.011 1.10 S-Jan. 2012 5.9

Laundry equipment(5)

  9.0   1.75 S-Jan. 2012 8.2

Other appliances(4)

0.119 -2.2 -0.002 1.22 S-Feb. 2011 -2.2

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.491 -5.0 -0.027 1.21 S-Jul. 2010 -5.5

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.258 -6.4 -0.018 1.82 L-Nov. 2011 -6.4

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.101 -1.9 -0.002 1.49 S-Jan. 2010 -2.4

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.047 -11.2 -0.007 2.54 S-EVER -

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.084 0.0 0.000 1.31 S-Mar. 2012 -0.6

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.681 0.4 0.002 0.60 L-Feb. 2012 1.4

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.172 2.0 0.004 1.02 S-Jun. 2011 1.1

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.363 -0.3 -0.002 0.77 L-Feb. 2012 0.8

Housekeeping supplies

0.886 3.1 0.027 0.51 S-Nov. 2011 2.7

Household cleaning products(4)

0.358 2.2 0.007 0.81 S-Sep. 2011 1.9

Household paper products(4)

0.240 4.3 0.010 0.92 - -

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.287 3.3 0.010 1.02 S-Nov. 2011 2.0

Apparel

3.636 4.4 0.157 0.95 S-Feb. 2012 4.2

Men's and boys' apparel

0.876 5.5 0.047 1.06 S-Feb. 2012 4.9

Men's apparel

0.690 4.9 0.034 1.19 S-Oct. 2011 4.4

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.125 2.4 0.003 3.03 S-Dec. 2011 0.0

Men's furnishings

0.180 7.7 0.014 2.44 L-Jan. 2012 7.7

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.217 3.2 0.007 2.52 S-Sep. 2011 2.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.161 6.9 0.009 2.41 L-Aug. 2011 7.3

Boys' apparel

0.185 7.6 0.013 2.92 S-Feb. 2012 3.0

Women's and girls' apparel

1.558 5.6 0.084 1.86 S-Mar. 2012 5.5

Women's apparel

1.305 5.2 0.065 2.10 S-Mar. 2012 4.9

Women's outerwear

0.089 2.3 0.008 9.10 S-May 2011 0.1

Women's dresses

0.184 2.9 0.008 6.62 S-Jan. 2012 -0.3

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.622 5.9 0.033 2.06 L-Feb. 2007 8.9

Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories(4)

0.395 4.0 0.015 3.96 S-Sep. 2011 2.7

Girls' apparel

0.252 7.9 0.019 4.48 L-Mar. 2012 8.9

Footwear

0.683 2.2 0.015 1.07 S-Mar. 2012 1.2

Men's footwear

0.209 3.9 0.008 1.63 L-Aug. 2009 3.9

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.150 1.1 0.002 2.62 S-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Women's footwear

0.324 1.4 0.005 1.73 S-Feb. 2012 0.2

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.199 7.0 0.013 2.01 L-Mar. 2012 7.5

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.321 -0.2 -0.001 2.42 S-Feb. 2010 -0.4

Watches(8)

0.089 0.3 0.001 1.57 S-Jan. 2012 0.1

Jewelry(8)

0.232 -0.7 -0.001 2.79 S-Aug. 2009 -0.8

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.583 2.2 0.126 0.19 S-Mar. 2011 2.0

New vehicles

3.168 1.3 0.044 0.30 S-Feb. 2011 0.9

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  1.3   0.30 S-Feb. 2011 1.0

New cars(5)

  1.2   0.40 S-Mar. 2011 1.2

New trucks(13)(5)

  1.4   0.30 S-Jan. 2011 1.3

Used cars and trucks

1.914 3.5 0.067 0.22 - -

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.432 3.6 0.015 0.44 S-Dec. 2010 3.3

Tires

0.294 4.0 0.011 0.63 S-Nov. 2010 4.0

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.138 3.0 0.004 0.68 S-Apr. 2011 2.6

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  1.5   0.63 S-Apr. 2011 1.5

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  10.2   1.76 S-Jun. 2011 7.7

Medical care commodities

1.713 2.7 0.045 0.40 - -

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.635 2.7 0.043 0.41 S-EVER -

Prescription drugs

1.325 3.3 0.042 0.44 S-Apr. 2009 2.4

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.310 0.3 0.001 0.88 L-EVER -

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.078 2.2 0.002 0.82 L-Jun. 2011 2.4

Recreation commodities(11)

2.305 -1.7 -0.041 0.39 S-Jun. 2011 -1.7

Video and audio products(11)

0.420 -9.5 -0.041 0.60 L-Mar. 2012 -9.3

Televisions

0.165 -17.7 -0.029 1.34 L-Feb. 2012 -17.5

Other video equipment(4)

0.027 -12.1 -0.003 1.56 L-Mar. 2012 -11.4

Audio equipment

0.072 -8.7 -0.007 1.07 S-Dec. 2005 -8.8

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.044 -4.3 -0.002 1.35 S-Nov. 2010 -5.3

Pets and pet products

0.686 2.5 0.017 0.79 - -

Pet food(4)(5)

  3.5   0.92 L-Jan. 2012 3.9

Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories(4)(5)

  0.3   1.71 S-Feb. 2012 -0.5

Sporting goods

0.460 -0.3 -0.003 0.84 S-Mar. 2012 -0.3

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.239 0.2 0.001 0.89 S-May 2010 -1.0

Sports equipment

0.211 -1.1 -0.004 1.45 S-Mar. 2012 -3.1

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.054 -5.3 -0.003 1.54 S-Mar. 2011 -7.9

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

  8.4   2.11 S-Mar. 2012 8.3

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -7.8   2.64 S-Mar. 2011 -10.0

Recreational reading materials

0.222 2.2 0.005 1.14 L-Jan. 2010 2.2

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.120 5.1 0.006 0.90 L-Nov. 2009 5.9

Recreational books(4)

0.098 -1.3 -0.001 2.06 L-Feb. 2011 0.6

Other recreational goods(4)

0.464 -3.8 -0.017 1.11 S-Apr. 2011 -4.3

Toys

0.345 -5.4 -0.018 1.36 S-Apr. 2011 -5.5

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment(4)(5)

  -2.1   1.11 S-Oct. 2011 -2.7

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.061 2.8 0.002 1.76 S-Mar. 2012 1.8

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.039 -0.3 0.000 1.08 L-Sep. 2010 0.0

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.595 -3.2 -0.017 0.84 L-May 2011 -2.8

Educational books and supplies

0.200 5.8 0.011 1.03 L-Nov. 2011 6.2

College textbooks(14)(5)

  6.4   1.03 L-Nov. 2011 6.6

Information technology commodities(11)

0.395 -8.5 -0.028 1.09 L-Jul. 2011 -7.8

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.260 -10.6 -0.024 1.28 L-Jul. 2011 -9.4

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.048 -2.4 -0.001 2.07 L-Jan. 2012 -2.0

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items(4)

0.087 -5.1 -0.003 2.89 L-Mar. 2012 -4.4

Alcoholic beverages

0.941 1.7 0.016 0.45 S-Dec. 2011 1.4

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.567 0.9 0.005 0.43 L-Mar. 2012 0.9

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.270 2.1 0.006 0.60 L-Mar. 2012 2.5

Distilled spirits at home

0.071 -0.5 0.000 0.67 S-Mar. 2011 -0.7

Whiskey at home(5)

  1.3   0.93 - -

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  -0.4   1.00 S-Feb. 2012 -1.1

Wine at home

0.226 -0.4 -0.001 0.79 L-Jun. 2011 -0.2

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.374 2.8 0.011 1.04 S-Nov. 2011 2.8

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home(4)(5)

  1.2   0.68 S-EVER -

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  2.9   0.98 S-Mar. 2012 2.7

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  3.3   1.83 S-Apr. 2011 1.8

Other goods(11)

1.647 1.5 0.027 0.47 - -

Tobacco and smoking products

0.789 2.4 0.021 0.67 - -

Cigarettes(4)

0.729 2.3 0.019 0.71 - -

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.053 3.4 0.002 1.05 S-Apr. 2011 2.8

Personal care products

0.652 1.3 0.008 0.71 L-Oct. 2009 1.5

Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products(4)

0.342 0.6 0.002 1.12 S-Feb. 2012 -1.4

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.304 1.9 0.006 0.90 L-Jan. 2012 2.2

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.206 -1.3 -0.003 1.02 S-Aug. 2011 -1.8

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  -0.1   1.16 S-Aug. 2011 -0.6

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -3.9   1.18 S-EVER -

Services less energy services

55.641 2.5 1.380 0.10 L-Feb. 2009 2.5

Shelter

31.216 2.3 0.708 0.13 L-Sep. 2008 2.4

Rent of shelter(15)

30.871 2.3 0.697 0.14 L-Sep. 2008 2.4

Rent of primary residence(10)

6.403 2.7 0.161 0.18 - -

Lodging away from home(4)

0.810 4.1 0.031 1.03 L-Jul. 2011 4.7

Housing at school, excluding board(10)(15)

0.152 3.9 0.006 0.32 L-Dec. 2011 3.9

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.658 4.0 0.025 1.27 L-Feb. 2012 4.0

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(10)(15)

23.657 2.1 0.504 0.15 - -

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(10)(15)

22.261 2.1 0.472 0.15 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.346 3.4 0.012 0.94 - -

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.163 5.2 0.058 0.48 S-Mar. 2012 4.8

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.877 6.4 0.054 0.63 - -

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.286 1.4 0.004 0.48 S-May 1996 1.0

Household operations(4)

0.724 2.1 0.015 0.42 S-Feb. 2012 1.9

Domestic services(4)

0.248 1.2 0.003 0.53 S-Mar. 2012 1.2

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.236 1.7 0.004 0.42 S-Dec. 2011 1.5

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.090 3.4 0.003 2.54 L-Mar. 2012 4.5

Repair of household items(4)

0.076   0.004 1.03 - -

Medical care services

5.330 3.9 0.197 0.23 L-Aug. 2008 3.9

Professional services

2.964 1.8 0.051 0.24 L-Jan. 2012 2.0

Physicians' services(10)

1.586 1.6 0.025 0.39 L-Jan. 2012 2.4

Dental services(10)

0.754 1.9 0.014 0.38 S-Mar. 1962 1.9

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.250 3.3 0.008 0.69 L-Sep. 2009 3.4

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.374 1.1 0.004 0.34 L-Mar. 2012 1.1

Hospital and related services

1.735 4.7 0.080 0.43 S-Sep. 2005 4.6

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.514 5.1 0.074 0.50 S-Oct. 2005 5.0

Inpatient hospital services(10)(16)(5)

  5.1   1.10 S-Mar. 2007 5.1

Outpatient hospital services(10)(8)(5)

  4.8   0.81 - -

Nursing homes and adult day services(10)(16)

0.136 3.8 0.005 0.34 L-Nov. 2009 4.1

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.085 0.9 0.001 0.62 S-Feb. 2010 0.4

Health insurance(7)

0.631 13.0 0.067 0.24 L-EVER -

Transportation services

5.734 1.9 0.111 0.34 L-Jan. 2012 2.1

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.388 -6.0 -0.030 1.06 S-Aug. 2010 -6.4

Car and truck rental(4)

0.069 1.4 0.002 2.53 L-Jul. 2011 1.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.137 2.0 0.023 0.32 - -

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 1.8 0.001 0.61 - -

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.454 2.6 0.012 0.46 L-Oct. 2009 3.0

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.591 1.5 0.009 0.47 S-EVER -

Motor vehicle insurance

2.388 3.0 0.074 0.69 L-Jan. 2012 3.1

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.557 2.9 0.015 0.40 - -

State motor vehicle registration and license fees(10)(4)

0.324 0.5 0.002 0.59 S-Aug. 2011 0.3

Parking and other fees(4)

0.210 6.8 0.013 0.37 L-Nov. 2009 7.2

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  8.9   0.65 L-Sep. 2009 9.0

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  2.8   0.62 L-Jan. 2008 2.9

Public transportation

1.195 2.4 0.028 0.74 L-Dec. 2011 3.8

Airline fare

0.788 3.2 0.023 1.04 L-Dec. 2011 4.5

Other intercity transportation

0.148 -0.8 -0.001 1.41 L-Dec. 2011 -0.5

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

      0.72 - -

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  -0.7   2.70 L-Jun. 2011 4.6

Ship fare(4)(5)

  -1.7   1.72 L-Jan. 2012 -1.5

Intracity transportation

0.257 2.2 0.006 0.48 S-Jan. 2012 2.0

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  1.5   1.48 S-EVER -

Recreation services(11)

3.683 2.6 0.096 0.50 S-Feb. 2012 2.6

Video and audio services(11)

1.499 4.5 0.066 0.78 L-Jan. 2012 4.5

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.387 4.5 0.060 0.83 L-Jul. 2006 5.9

Video discs and other media, including rental of video and audio(4)

0.112 4.1 0.005 3.13 S-Mar. 2012 3.4

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -4.4   3.14 S-Mar. 2012 -6.9

Rental of video or audio discs and other media(4)(5)

  12.0   4.48 S-Aug. 2011 9.9

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.405 3.0 0.012 1.14 S-May 2010 3.0

Pet services(4)(5)

  2.4   1.05 - -

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  2.8   1.50 S-Mar. 2012 2.8

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.058 1.5 0.002 1.20 S-Dec. 2010 1.5

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  1.1   1.73 S-Mar. 2011 0.1

Film processing(4)(5)

  1.3   1.08 S-Aug. 2010 1.3

Other recreation services(4)

1.719 0.9 0.016 0.79 S-Dec. 2011 0.7

Club dues and fees for participant sports and group exercises(4)

0.565 1.7 0.010 1.56 S-Nov. 2011 -0.3

Admissions

0.623 0.6 0.004 1.05 S-Mar. 2012 0.5

Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts(4)(5)

  0.3   1.24 S-Mar. 2012 0.3

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  2.4   1.31 L-Jul. 2010 3.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.228 0.5 0.001 0.94 - -

Education and communication services(11)

6.099 2.7 0.156 0.26 L-EVER -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.959 4.2 0.120 0.44 - -

College tuition and fees

1.659 5.3 0.079 0.77 S-Aug. 2011 5.3

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.375 3.7 0.015 0.51 L-Feb. 2012 3.8

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.765 2.4 0.019 0.35 - -

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.058 5.2 0.002 0.81 L-Mar. 2012 6.4

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.148 3.8 0.006 0.29 S-Jan. 2012 1.3

Postage

0.138 3.8 0.005 0.30 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.010 4.5 0.000 0.43 S-Dec. 2009 1.6

Telephone services(4)

2.394 0.8 0.019 0.33 L-Jan. 2010 0.8

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.456 -0.6 -0.006 0.50 L-Oct. 2009 0.2

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.938 2.5 0.025 0.36 L-EVER -

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.583 2.1 0.012 0.77 L-Oct. 2009 2.5

Other personal services(11)

1.692 2.3 0.038 0.40 L-Dec. 2011 2.4

Personal care services

0.625 1.5 0.009 0.47 - -

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.625 1.5 0.009 0.47 - -

Miscellaneous personal services

1.067 2.7 0.029 0.46 L-Mar. 2012 2.7

Legal services(8)

0.292 2.2 0.007 1.07 L-Dec. 2011 2.7

Funeral expenses(8)

0.157 1.7 0.003 0.45 S-EVER -

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.237 1.6 0.004 0.51 L-Mar. 2012 1.6

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.029 3.4 0.001 0.95 S-Apr. 2011 2.4

Financial services(8)

0.211 5.7 0.011 1.11 L-Mar. 2012 5.7

Checking account and other bank services(4)(5)

  5.7   1.54 L-Mar. 2012 8.9

Tax return preparation and other accounting fees(4)(5)

  6.4   1.27 S-Mar. 2012 5.8

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.849 1.5 1.317 0.08 S-Dec. 2010 1.5

All items less shelter

68.784 1.4 0.996 0.08 S-Oct. 2009 -0.6

All items less food and shelter

54.633 1.1 0.609 0.10 S-Oct. 2009 -0.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.182 2.2 0.994 0.11 S-Sep. 2011 2.2

All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks

42.268 2.2 0.927 0.12 S-Oct. 2011 2.2

All items less medical care

92.958 1.6 1.462 0.08 S-Jan. 2011 1.5

All items less energy

89.549 2.3 2.089 0.08 S-Aug. 2011 2.3

Commodities

40.641 1.2 0.460 0.12 S-Oct. 2009 -1.7

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.843 1.4 0.256 0.22 S-Jul. 2011 1.4

Commodities less food

26.490 0.4 0.074 0.17 S-Oct. 2009 -2.3

Commodities less food and beverages

25.549 0.3 0.058 0.18 S-Oct. 2009 -2.5

Services

59.359 2.1 1.244 0.10 - -

Services less rent of shelter(15)

28.488 1.9 0.547 0.13 S-Nov. 2010 1.9

Services less medical care services

54.029 1.9 1.047 0.10 S-Mar. 2012 1.9

Durables

8.877 0.6 0.051 0.18 S-Mar. 2011 0.0

Nondurables

31.764 1.3 0.410 0.15 S-Jun. 2010 1.3

Nondurables less food

17.613 0.2 0.023 0.26 S-Oct. 2009 -4.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

16.672 0.1 0.007 0.27 S-Oct. 2009 -4.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

13.036 -1.1 -0.150 0.16 S-Oct. 2009 -6.8

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.977 -0.9 -0.134 0.15 S-Oct. 2009 -6.0

Housing

40.506 1.6 0.649 0.11 S-Aug. 2011 1.6

Education and communication(4)

6.694 2.2 0.139 0.25 L-Jun. 2010 2.2

Education(4)

3.160 4.3 0.131 0.41 - -

Communication(4)

3.535 0.2 0.008 0.27 L-Nov. 2009 0.2

Information and information processing(4)

3.387 0.0 0.003 0.28 L-Nov. 2009 0.0

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

0.992 -2.4 -0.016 0.59 L-Dec. 2010 -2.0

Recreation(4)

5.989 0.9 0.055 0.35 S-Nov. 2011 0.3

Video and audio(4)

1.919 1.2 0.025 0.65 L-Mar. 2012 1.2

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.091 2.7 0.030 0.62 - -

Photography(4)

0.113 -1.2 -0.002 0.94 S-Mar. 2011 -1.4

Food and beverages

15.092 2.7 0.403 0.14 S-Feb. 2011 2.2

Domestically produced farm food

7.203 3.0 0.203 0.21 S-Feb. 2011 3.0

Other services

11.475 2.6 0.290 0.22 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.953 5.0 0.142 1.12 S-Feb. 2012 5.0

Fuels and utilities

5.229 -1.6 -0.085 0.27 S-Jan. 2010 -1.8

Household energy

4.066 -3.4 -0.142 0.31 S-Jan. 2010 -3.5

Medical care

7.042 3.6 0.242 0.18 L-Jan. 2012 3.6

Transportation

17.702 0.2 -0.005 0.15 S-Oct. 2009 -3.8

Private transportation

16.507 0.1 -0.033 0.15 S-Oct. 2009 -3.8

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.608 1.5 0.083 0.21 S-Mar. 2011 1.3

Utilities and public transportation

9.857 0.3 0.029 0.23 S-Feb. 2010 -0.3

Household furnishings and operations

4.061 0.6 0.025 0.29 S-Oct. 2011 0.6

Other goods and services

3.340 1.9 0.065 0.33 L-Nov. 2011 1.9

Personal care

2.551 1.7 0.043 0.35 L-Mar. 2012 1.7

Footnotes
(1) The 'effect' of an item category is a measure of that item's contribution to the All items price change. For example, if the Food index had an effect of 0.40, and the All items index rose 1.2 percent, then the increase in food prices contributed 0.40 / 1.2, or 33.3 percent, to that All items increase. Said another way, had food prices been unchanged for that year the change in the All items index would have been 1.2 percent minus 0.40, or 0.8 percent. Effects can be negative as well. For example, if the effect of food was a negative 0.1, and the All items index rose 0.5 percent, the All items index actually would have been 0.1 percent higher (or 0.6 percent) had food prices been unchanged. Since food prices fell while prices overall were rising, the contribution of food to the All items price change was negative (in this case, -0.1 / 0.5, or minus 20 percent).
(2) A statistic's margin of error is often expressed as its point estimate plus or minus two standard errors. For example, if a CPI category rose 2.6 percent, and its standard error was 0.25 percent, the margin of error on this item's 12-month percent change would be 2.6 percent, plus or minus 0.5 percent.
(3) If the current 12-month percent change is greater than the previous 12-month percent change, then this column identifies the closest prior month with a 12-month percent change as (L)arge as or (L)arger than the current 12-month change. If the current 12-month percent change is smaller than the previous 12-month percent change, the most recent month with a change as (S)mall or (S)maller than the current month change is identified. If the current and previous 12-month percent changes are equal, a dash will appear. Standard numerical comparison is used. For example, 2.0% is greater than 0.6%, -4.4% is less than -2.0%, and -2.0% is less than 0.0%. Note that a (L)arger change can be a smaller decline, for example, a -0.2% change is larger than a -0.4% change, but still represents a decline in the price index. Likewise, (S)maller changes can be increases, for example, a 0.6% change is smaller than 0.8%, but still represents an increase in the price index. In this context, a -0.2% change is considered to be smaller than a 0.0% change.
(4) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(5) Special indexes based on a substantially smaller sample. These series do not contribute to the all items index aggregation and therefore do not have a relative importance or effect.
(6) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(7) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(9) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(10) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(11) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(12) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(15) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(16) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(17) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.

NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Last Modified Date: June 14, 2012