Consumer Price Index News Release






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                 Consumer Price Index - November 2012

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.3
 percent in November on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau
 of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all
 items index increased 1.8 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 The gasoline index fell 7.4 percent in November; this decrease more
 than offset increases in other indexes, resulting in the decline in
 the seasonally adjusted all items index. The energy index fell 4.1
 percent in November despite increases in the indexes for natural gas
 and electricity. The food index rose 0.2 percent with the food at
 home index increasing 0.3 percent, the same increases as in October.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in
 November after a 0.2 percent increase in October. The indexes for
 shelter, household furnishings and operations, airline fares,
 recreation, new vehicles, and medical care all increased in November,
 while the indexes for apparel and used cars and trucks declined.
 
 The all items index increased 1.8 percent over the last 12 months, a
 decline from the 2.2 percent figure in October. The index for all
 items less food and energy rose 1.9 percent over the last 12 months,
 slightly lower than the October figure of 2.0 percent. The food index
 has risen 1.8 percent over the last 12 months, and the energy index
 has risen 0.3 percent.


 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              May   June  July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.   ended 
                              2012  2012  2012  2012  2012  2012  2012   Nov.  
                                                                         2012  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................   -.3    .0    .0    .6    .6    .1   -.3      1.8
  Food......................    .0    .2    .1    .2    .1    .2    .2      1.8
   Food at home.............   -.1    .1    .0    .1    .0    .3    .3      1.3
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .2    .2    .3    .2    .1    .1      2.6
  Energy....................  -4.3  -1.4   -.3   5.6   4.5   -.2  -4.1       .3
   Energy commodities.......  -6.4  -2.3    .2   8.6   6.7   -.5  -6.9      1.7
    Gasoline (all types)....  -6.8  -2.0    .3   9.0   7.0   -.6  -7.4      1.9
    Fuel oil (1)............  -2.8  -7.9   -.5   4.6   4.1   1.1   -.2      2.6
   Energy services..........   -.7    .0  -1.1    .8    .7    .3    .9     -1.7
    Electricity.............    .3   -.5  -1.3    .2    .2    .5    .7      -.7
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -4.1   1.7   -.2   2.8   2.0   -.2   1.3     -4.7
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .2    .1    .1    .1    .2    .1      1.9
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .2    .2    .0   -.2   -.2   -.1   -.1       .5
    New vehicles............    .2    .2   -.1    .2   -.1   -.1    .2      1.4
    Used cars and trucks....   1.0    .0   -.5   -.9  -1.4   -.9   -.5     -2.3
    Apparel.................    .4    .5    .2   -.5    .3    .7   -.6      1.8
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .0    .1    .5    .3   -.1    .0   -.4      2.3
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .2    .1    .1    .3    .3    .2      2.5
    Shelter.................    .2    .1    .1    .2    .2    .3    .2      2.2
    Transportation services     .3   -.2   -.2    .0    .5    .7    .2      2.2
    Medical care services...    .5    .7    .3    .2    .4    .0    .3      3.7

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.



 Consumer Price Index Data for November 2012
 
 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.2 percent in November, the same increase as in
 October. The index for food at home rose 0.3 percent; it has risen
 0.6 percent since September after rising only 0.8 percent over the
 twelve months ending September. Five of the six major grocery store
 food group indexes rose in November. The index for dairy and related
 products posted the largest increase, rising 0.8 percent for the
 second month in a row. The index for nonalcoholic beverages, which
 declined in October, rose 0.5 percent in November. The index for
 other food at home also turned up in November, rising 0.4 percent
 after decreasing in October. The index for cereals and bakery
 products rose 0.3 percent and the fruits and vegetables index
 increased 0.2 percent. The index for meat, poultry, fish, and eggs
 was the only major grocery store food group to decline, falling 0.1
 percent in November after rising 0.8 percent in October. The food at
 home index has risen 1.3 percent over the past 12 months with all the
 major grocery store food groups increasing except nonalcoholic
 beverages, which declined 0.2 percent. The index for food away from
 home rose 0.1 percent for the second month in a row and has increased
 2.6 percent over the last 12 months.
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index fell 4.1 percent in November, its sixth decline in
 the last eight months. The gasoline index fell 7.4 percent, its
 largest decrease since December 2008. (Before seasonal adjustment,
 gasoline prices decreased 7.7 percent in November.) The index for
 fuel oil declined slightly, falling 0.2 percent, but other major
 energy components increased. The index for electricity rose 0.7
 percent, its fourth consecutive increase. The natural gas index
 turned up in November, rising 1.3 percent after declining slightly in
 October. Though volatile from month-to-month, energy price changes
 over the past 12 months are modest. The energy index has increased
 0.3 percent over that span, with the gasoline index rising 1.9
 percent and the fuel oil index increasing 2.6 percent, but the
 electricity index falling 0.7 percent and the index for natural gas
 decreasing 4.7 percent.
 
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in
 November after increasing 0.2 percent in October. The shelter index,
 which rose 0.3 percent in October, increased 0.2 percent in November,
 with both rent and owners' equivalent rent rising 0.2 percent. The
 index for household furnishings and operations rose 0.4 percent, its
 largest increase since September 2008. The index for airline fares
 rose 1.4 percent in November, its third consecutive increase. The new
 vehicles index increased 0.2 percent after declining in September and
 October. The indexes for medical care and recreation both rose 0.1
 percent in November. In contrast to these increases, the index for
 apparel turned down in November, falling 0.6 percent after rising the
 two previous months. The index for used cars and trucks also fell in
 November; its 0.5 percent decline was its fifth consecutive decrease.
 The indexes for tobacco and personal care were both unchanged in
 November.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy has risen 1.9 percent
 over the last 12 months; this figure matches the average annualized
 increase over the past ten years. All major components have increased
 over the past 12 months except for used cars and trucks, which has
 declined 2.3 percent.
 
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 1.8 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 230.221
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index declined 0.5 percent prior to
 seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 1.7 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 226.595  (1982-84=100). For the month, the index decreased
 0.6 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 0.4 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 December 2012 is scheduled to be
 released on Wednesday, January 16,  2013, at 8:30 a.m. (EST).
 
 
 Releases for the remainder of 2013 are scheduled on the following
 dates:
 
 Feb. 21                 Aug. 15
 Mar. 15                 Sep. 17
 Apr. 16                 Oct. 16
 May 16                  Nov. 15
 June 18                 Dec. 17
 July 16





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                               HURRICANE SANDY
 
 Hurricane Sandy had little effect on data collection or
 survey response rates for November.
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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, November 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Oct.
2012
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Nov.
2011
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012
Nov.
2011-
Nov.
2012
Oct.
2012-
Nov.
2012
Aug.
2012-
Sep.
2012
Sep.
2012-
Oct.
2012
Oct.
2012-
Nov.
2012

All items

100.000 226.230 231.317 230.221 1.8 -0.5 0.6 0.1 -0.3

Food

14.175 230.790 234.878 234.896 1.8 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2

Food at home

8.518 229.380 232.456 232.295 1.3 -0.1 0.0 0.3 0.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.220 265.552 267.828 267.817 0.9 0.0 -0.1 0.4 0.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.946 227.583 232.917 232.303 2.1 -0.3 -0.6 0.8 -0.1

Dairy and related products(1)

0.888 218.767 217.083 218.921 0.1 0.8 0.4 0.8 0.8

Fruits and vegetables

1.257 282.605 284.065 284.367 0.6 0.1 -0.4 0.6 0.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.938 168.606 168.479 168.222 -0.2 -0.2 0.9 -0.3 0.5

Other food at home

2.268 199.924 205.267 204.531 2.3 -0.4 0.2 -0.1 0.4

Food away from home(1)

5.656 234.046 239.742 240.038 2.6 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Energy

10.184 238.177 250.523 238.946 0.3 -4.6 4.5 -0.2 -4.1

Energy commodities

6.443 298.530 326.887 303.627 1.7 -7.1 6.7 -0.5 -6.9

Fuel oil(1)

0.232 372.654 383.117 382.355 2.6 -0.2 4.1 1.1 -0.2

Motor fuel

6.115 294.049 324.131 299.777 1.9 -7.5 7.0 -0.6 -7.3

Gasoline (all types)

5.919 292.486 322.934 298.131 1.9 -7.7 7.0 -0.6 -7.4

Energy services(2)

3.741 190.572 187.970 187.359 -1.7 -0.3 0.7 0.3 0.9

Electricity(2)

2.868 193.193 194.544 191.837 -0.7 -1.4 0.2 0.5 0.7

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.872 179.708 165.966 171.243 -4.7 3.2 2.0 -0.2 1.3

All items less food and energy

75.642 226.859 231.276 231.263 1.9 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.647 146.811 148.036 147.487 0.5 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Apparel

3.698 127.285 131.359 129.573 1.8 -1.4 0.3 0.7 -0.6

New vehicles

3.140 142.736 144.011 144.762 1.4 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.869 149.230 148.293 145.862 -2.3 -1.6 -1.4 -0.9 -0.5

Medical care commodities(1)

1.717 326.624 335.768 334.285 2.3 -0.4 -0.1 0.0 -0.4

Alcoholic beverages

0.940 227.363 231.058 231.178 1.7 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.2

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.795 843.604 858.115 858.504 1.8 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.0

Services less energy services

55.995 275.224 281.700 282.044 2.5 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.2

Shelter

31.389 253.312 258.829 258.999 2.2 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

6.462 256.367 262.707 263.365 2.7 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2

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

23.782 261.503 266.581 267.099 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Medical care services

5.387 429.191 444.242 445.278 3.7 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.3

Physicians' services(2)

1.606 342.435 350.415 350.277 2.3 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.1

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.528 246.587 255.477 257.537 4.4 0.8 0.6 0.1 0.5

Transportation services

5.761 270.117 274.883 276.008 2.2 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.140 255.663 258.578 258.943 1.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.450 395.491 410.031 412.890 4.4 0.7 0.5 0.9 0.1

Airline fare

0.758 302.635 302.533 305.354 0.9 0.9 1.4 2.4 1.4

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, November 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Oct.
2012
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Nov.
2011-
Nov.
2012
Oct.
2012-
Nov.
2012
Aug.
2012-
Sep.
2012
Sep.
2012-
Oct.
2012
Oct.
2012-
Nov.
2012

All items

100.000 1.8 -0.5 0.6 0.1 -0.3

Food

14.175 1.8 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2

Food at home

8.518 1.3 -0.1 0.0 0.3 0.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.220 0.9 0.0 -0.1 0.4 0.3

Cereals and cereal products

0.464 -0.4 0.7 -0.9 0.6 0.5

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.052 1.1 -3.1 0.0 0.9 -0.5

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.286 0.6 1.2 -1.9 0.9 1.2

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.126 -2.7 1.3 -0.9 -1.5 1.3

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  -0.8 1.7 0.0 -0.6 1.7

Bakery products

0.756 1.6 -0.4 0.3 0.4 0.0

Bread(2)

0.223 1.5 -0.8 0.8 0.4 -0.9

White bread(1)(3)

  2.3 -0.7 -0.8 1.8 -0.7

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  0.4 -1.3 1.4 1.1 -1.3

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

0.112 0.4 0.3 0.3 -1.0 0.4

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.184 1.9 0.9 -0.3 1.3 -0.4

Cookies(1)(3)

  3.5 2.4 0.7 0.0 0.9

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  1.0 -0.5 -0.4 2.6 -0.5

Other bakery products

0.238 2.1 -1.4 0.6 0.3 0.7

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

  3.5 0.2 -0.8 1.2 0.2

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  0.1 -3.0 -0.3 0.5 -0.1

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

  3.9 0.3 2.0 -1.1 2.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.946 2.1 -0.3 -0.6 0.8 -0.1

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.835 2.1 -0.3 -0.4 0.7 0.1

Meats

1.188 1.3 -0.4 -0.8 0.6 0.0

Beef and veal(1)

0.557 5.2 0.1 -0.3 0.5 0.1

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.218 6.7 0.2 -0.3 0.1 0.2

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.082 4.8 0.4 -1.2 2.4 0.4

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.206 4.2 -0.2 0.2 0.1 -0.2

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.051 3.0 0.0 -1.1 1.2 0.0

Pork

0.369 -2.9 -1.7 -1.6 1.0 -0.1

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.140 -2.6 -2.1 -0.2 -0.6 -0.2

Bacon and related products(3)

  -3.0 -1.5 -0.6 -0.8 -0.1

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

  -2.9 -2.1 -0.9 -1.0 -2.1

Ham

0.081 -1.9 -3.9 -1.1 -1.0 -0.5

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  -2.8 -4.1 -1.4 -1.1 -0.8

Pork chops

0.061 -1.6 -0.3 -2.6 2.3 1.0

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.088 -5.1 0.1 -3.7 4.6 0.4

Other meats

0.262 -0.7 0.2 -0.6 -0.1 0.1

Frankfurters(3)

  1.0 1.1 -0.3 -2.0 0.7

Lunchmeats(1)(2)(3)

  -0.8 0.2 -0.5 0.8 0.2

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

  -5.7 -1.2 -5.9 5.0 -1.2

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

  -15.0 -3.3 -4.6 4.3 -3.3

Poultry

0.345 6.0 -0.2 -0.1 1.5 0.2

Chicken(2)

0.268 6.2 0.7 -0.2 1.7 0.4

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  6.6 2.1 0.4 2.0 2.1

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  5.6 0.1 -0.9 1.9 0.1

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.076 5.1 -3.4 0.3 0.3 0.9

Fish and seafood(1)

0.302 1.1 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.2

Fresh fish and seafood(1)(2)

0.155 -0.1 -0.5 0.3 -0.3 -0.5

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.147 2.4 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.6

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  5.4 1.1 -0.3 -0.1 1.1

Frozen fish and seafood(1)(3)

  1.0 0.7 0.9 -1.0 0.7

Eggs

0.111 1.6 0.8 -3.9 3.5 -3.1

Dairy and related products(1)

0.888 0.1 0.8 0.4 0.8 0.8

Milk(1)(2)

0.289 1.5 2.5 0.0 0.9 2.5

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

  2.6 2.6 -0.6 2.0 2.6

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

  0.9 2.4 0.5 0.4 2.4

Cheese and related products(1)

0.284 -1.1 0.0 0.3 1.0 0.8

Ice cream and related products

0.134 0.1 0.0 0.6 -0.8 0.4

Other dairy and related products(2)

0.181 -0.4 0.1 0.3 -0.5 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

1.257 0.6 0.1 -0.4 0.6 0.2

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.956 0.4 0.4 -0.3 0.7 -0.1

Fresh fruits

0.506 3.4 0.5 -0.9 0.9 0.3

Apples

0.091 9.9 0.4 0.2 -0.1 2.1

Bananas

0.080 -1.2 -1.2 0.3 1.2 -0.3

Citrus fruits(2)

0.120 -2.1 -9.1 -3.8 2.6 -1.5

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  -4.3 -9.6 -3.7 2.2 -0.4

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.215 4.6 6.6 -1.4 1.8 1.0

Fresh vegetables

0.449 -2.8 0.3 0.3 0.5 -0.5

Potatoes

0.076 -8.7 -2.6 0.0 1.0 2.5

Lettuce

0.061 -2.9 2.8 -0.4 -1.1 -0.1

Tomatoes(1)

0.079 -1.8 1.3 2.9 3.7 1.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.234 -1.1 0.3 0.2 0.3 -0.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.302 1.4 -0.9 -0.5 0.1 1.1

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.151 2.7 -0.6 0.3 1.0 2.0

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  4.8 -0.4 1.6 -0.1 2.8

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  0.6 -0.6 -0.5 1.3 2.1

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.094 0.1 -0.3 -1.0 -0.7 0.7

Frozen vegetables(3)

  0.0 -0.1 -1.8 -1.1 1.3

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.057 0.0 -2.9 -0.9 -0.8 -1.7

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

  0.3 -2.9 -0.6 -1.2 -2.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.938 -0.2 -0.2 0.9 -0.3 0.5

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.703 0.7 0.1 1.1 -0.4 0.8

Carbonated drinks

0.288 -0.5 -1.4 1.3 -0.6 -0.3

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 0.0 0.0 0.5 -0.1 0.0

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.402 1.6 1.1 1.1 0.1 1.1

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.234 -3.0 -0.8 -0.2 -0.3 -0.4

Coffee

0.142 -5.0 -0.9 -0.4 -0.2 0.6

Roasted coffee(3)

  -5.8 -0.7 -0.4 0.7 0.5

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

  -0.1 -1.6 -2.4 0.2 -1.6

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.093 -0.2 -0.5 -0.4 0.2 -0.9

Other food at home

2.268 2.3 -0.4 0.2 -0.1 0.4

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.305 1.1 -1.2 0.2 -0.2 -1.2

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.059 -1.9 -1.7 -0.8 -1.0 -0.6

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.183 1.8 -1.0 0.5 -0.2 -1.0

Other sweets(2)

0.063 2.0 -1.5 0.0 0.7 -0.1

Fats and oils

0.262 3.0 -0.6 0.9 -0.1 0.8

Butter and margarine(2)

0.076 0.2 -0.5 1.9 -0.3 2.7

Butter(3)

  -0.9 1.4 3.0 -0.9 1.4

Margarine(3)

  0.4 -1.6 2.1 -1.1 1.0

Salad dressing(1)(2)

0.066 -0.9 -0.1 0.8 0.5 -0.1

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.121 7.0 -1.0 0.2 0.9 -0.5

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  21.2 -0.6 0.4 -0.4 -0.6

Other foods

1.701 2.4 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.6

Soups

0.095 1.6 -0.3 0.2 -1.8 1.8

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.298 0.0 0.6 0.1 -0.1 0.6

Snacks(1)

0.328 5.6 -0.1 -0.5 1.3 -0.1

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.286 1.7 -2.2 -0.3 0.1 0.7

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

  1.7 -1.2 -0.6 0.0 -0.5

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

  2.6 -1.2 -0.3 1.0 -1.2

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  0.7 -3.2 -1.3 1.9 -1.3

Other condiments(1)(3)

  0.4 -1.5 0.9 -1.9 -1.5

Baby food(1)(2)

0.072 1.4 0.0 0.7 0.2 0.0

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.622 2.6 0.4 -0.3 -0.4 0.4

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  4.1 -0.1 -0.4 0.5 -0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.656 2.6 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.679 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.277 2.9 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.261 3.3 0.0 0.3 0.7 0.1

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

  3.4 0.1 2.2 0.1 0.1

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

0.081 2.9 1.0 -0.1 0.0 1.0

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.359 2.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Energy

10.184 0.3 -4.6 4.5 -0.2 -4.1

Energy commodities

6.443 1.7 -7.1 6.7 -0.5 -6.9

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.328 -2.3 0.3 2.7 1.1 0.3

Fuel oil(1)

0.232 2.6 -0.2 4.1 1.1 -0.2

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

0.096 -12.1 1.5 -1.1 -0.2 -0.3

Motor fuel

6.115 1.9 -7.5 7.0 -0.6 -7.3

Gasoline (all types)

5.919 1.9 -7.7 7.0 -0.6 -7.4

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  1.8 -7.8 7.1 -0.7 -7.5

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  1.8 -7.6 6.6 -1.0 -7.3

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  2.7 -7.2 6.5 0.2 -6.9

Other motor fuels(2)

0.196 1.7 -2.5 6.9 1.8 -1.3

Energy services(8)

3.741 -1.7 -0.3 0.7 0.3 0.9

Electricity(8)

2.868 -0.7 -1.4 0.2 0.5 0.7

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.872 -4.7 3.2 2.0 -0.2 1.3

All items less food and energy

75.642 1.9 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.647 0.5 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.292 -0.1 0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.1

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

0.268 -3.5 0.0 0.9 -0.1 0.0

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.038 -4.1 -0.8 -0.2 -0.4 -0.8

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.076 1.4 0.7 1.0 -0.4 0.7

Other linens(1)(2)

0.154 -5.7 -0.2 1.2 0.1 -0.2

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.712 1.0 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.232 -0.5 -0.1 0.5 0.1 -0.1

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

0.340 0.8 -1.0 0.3 -0.7 -1.0

Other furniture(2)

0.133 4.1 2.1 -0.1 0.0 1.9

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

           

Appliances(2)

0.283 2.4 -0.1 0.2 0.5 0.7

Major appliances(2)

0.163 4.7 0.1 -0.7 1.4 0.3

Laundry equipment(3)

  9.4 1.0 -0.5 1.8 1.2

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.117 -0.6 -0.3 0.2 -0.7 -0.3

Other household equipment and furnishings(1)(2)

0.479 -2.7 0.1 -1.6 0.0 0.1

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.250 -4.5 0.0 -2.4 -0.3 0.0

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.100 0.7 0.6 -0.5 0.5 1.0

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.046 -5.0 -0.4 -0.4 0.0 -0.4

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.083 0.5 -0.1 -1.3 0.7 0.6

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.667 0.4 0.5 -0.4 0.2 0.6

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.171 1.0 0.0 -0.2 0.3 0.0

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.353 0.1 0.7 -0.3 0.1 0.8

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.882 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2

Household cleaning products(1)(2)

0.357 -1.1 0.1 -0.2 0.5 0.1

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.242 2.8 0.4 1.0 -0.2 0.4

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.284 0.8 0.1 -0.1 -0.4 0.1

Apparel

3.698 1.8 -1.4 0.3 0.7 -0.6

Men's and boys' apparel

0.877 1.9 0.1 -0.8 -0.5 0.8

Men's apparel

0.696 1.4 -0.1 -0.6 -1.0 0.5

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.127 0.9 0.7 2.0 -3.8 2.3

Men's furnishings

0.182 2.6 1.4 -0.2 -1.1 1.2

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.224 -1.3 -1.6 -3.7 0.3 -0.8

Men's pants and shorts

0.154 4.0 -0.5 0.3 -0.7 0.6

Boys' apparel

0.181 3.6 0.9 -3.1 0.8 1.3

Women's and girls' apparel

1.588 1.3 -2.2 0.8 1.7 -1.4

Women's apparel

1.315 1.7 -1.8 0.2 1.1 -0.6

Women's outerwear

0.106 6.4 -1.3 8.2 9.7 -0.4

Women's dresses

0.182 1.3 -7.5 5.7 -0.4 -3.4

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.621 1.8 -1.7 -0.4 0.4 -0.1

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

0.390 0.9 0.5 -0.9 1.1 0.5

Girls' apparel

0.273 -0.5 -4.4 3.6 5.2 -5.0

Footwear

0.702 4.3 -0.3 -0.1 0.7 0.1

Men's footwear(1)

0.215 6.3 0.2 0.8 2.3 0.2

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.151 1.7 1.2 -2.2 0.6 1.6

Women's footwear

0.336 4.0 -1.3 0.3 -0.2 -0.3

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.205 2.2 -1.8 -0.2 0.8 -1.7

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.325 -1.4 -3.0 2.2 -1.1 -1.2

Watches(1)(6)

0.090 0.4 -3.0 1.6 -1.4 -3.0

Jewelry(6)

0.235 -2.0 -3.0 2.0 -0.7 -0.8

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.507 0.1 -0.3 -0.6 -0.4 -0.1

New vehicles

3.140 1.4 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.2

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  1.4 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.2

New cars(3)

  0.8 0.6 0.0 -0.5 0.4

New trucks(3)(11)

  2.1 0.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.869 -2.3 -1.6 -1.4 -0.9 -0.5

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.431 1.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Tires(1)

0.292 1.0 -0.6 -0.4 0.2 -0.6

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.138 2.5 0.9 0.7 -0.7 0.9

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

  2.5 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.3

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

  3.9 3.9 2.2 -3.5 3.9

Medical care commodities(1)

1.717 2.3 -0.4 -0.1 0.0 -0.4

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.639 2.4 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.5

Prescription drugs

1.329 2.8 -0.7 0.0 0.2 -0.5

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.310 0.9 0.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.3

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.078 1.2 0.7 0.1 0.5 0.7

Recreation commodities(9)

2.265 -1.5 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Video and audio products(9)

0.397 -8.9 -0.9 -0.7 -0.7 -0.8

Televisions

0.147 -17.1 -1.3 -1.9 -1.3 -1.1

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.026 -12.3 -2.9 -0.7 0.0 -2.9

Audio equipment(1)

0.070 -6.6 -0.6 -0.4 -0.7 -0.6

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

0.044 -1.2 -0.5 0.8 1.3 -0.5

Pets and pet products(1)

0.685 1.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  3.2 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.4

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

  -1.1 0.8 -0.3 0.1 0.8

Sporting goods(1)

0.459 1.0 -0.2 0.4 0.1 -0.2

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.242 1.5 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3

Sports equipment(1)

0.208 0.4 -0.7 0.3 -0.1 -0.7

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.052 -5.6 -1.5 0.6 -2.4 -0.4

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

           

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -7.5 -1.5 -0.8 -2.3 -0.4

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.222 2.1 0.6 0.3 -0.3 0.6

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.123 5.6 0.9 0.8 0.3 0.9

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.095 -2.0 0.2 -0.2 -1.1 0.2

Other recreational goods(2)

0.450 -3.0 -0.5 -1.1 -0.4 -0.4

Toys(1)

0.331 -4.4 -0.7 -1.3 -0.2 -0.7

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

  -1.4 -0.6 -1.2 0.1 -0.6

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(2)

0.060 2.1 0.5 -0.7 -1.8 0.8

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.039 1.5 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.1

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.584 -3.1 -0.5 -0.3 -0.6 -0.4

Educational books and supplies

0.209 7.1 0.5 0.9 0.1 0.8

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  8.0 0.5 0.9 0.2 0.5

Information technology commodities(9)

0.375 -8.2 -1.0 -0.9 -0.9 -1.1

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.247 -9.5 -1.3 -1.2 -1.5 -1.6

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.045 -5.8 1.6 -0.7 -0.3 1.6

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

0.084 -5.6 -1.2 -0.4 0.3 -1.2

Alcoholic beverages

0.940 1.7 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.564 0.7 -0.1 0.1 -0.3 0.3

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 1.5 0.7 0.4 -0.4 0.4

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.071 -0.3 -0.5 -0.2 -0.2 0.0

Whiskey at home(3)

  0.3 0.0 0.1 -0.2 0.7

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

  -0.2 -0.8 -0.5 -0.3 -0.8

Wine at home

0.225 0.1 -0.8 -0.3 0.0 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.376 3.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

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

  2.3 0.3 -0.1 0.4 0.3

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

  3.1 -0.3 0.7 0.2 -0.3

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

  3.6 0.4 0.2 -0.1 0.4

Other goods(9)

1.644 1.0 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.795 1.8 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.0

Cigarettes(1)(2)

0.735 1.8 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.0

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.053 1.8 0.6 0.2 -0.2 0.6

Personal care products(1)

0.647 0.5 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 -0.2

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

0.339 0.8 -0.1 0.5 -0.5 -0.1

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

0.302 0.2 -0.3 -0.5 -0.1 -0.3

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.202 -0.7 1.3 -1.3 0.1 -0.1

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  0.2 1.6 -1.4 0.0 0.3

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

  -2.6 1.4 -0.7 -0.4 1.4

Services less energy services

55.995 2.5 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.2

Shelter

31.389 2.2 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2

Rent of shelter(13)

31.043 2.2 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence(8)

6.462 2.7 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2

Lodging away from home(2)

0.799 1.3 -5.5 0.5 0.5 -1.0

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

0.158 4.2 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.4

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.641 0.6 -6.8 0.6 0.5 -1.3

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

23.782 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

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

22.378 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.346 2.9 0.5 -0.2 0.2 0.5

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.187 5.9 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.4

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.897 6.9 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.4

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.290 2.8 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.2

Household operations(1)(2)

0.721 2.2 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.4

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.248 1.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.235 2.1 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.2

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

0.088 2.2 1.2 -0.8 -1.2 1.2

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.077   0.9 -0.7 0.2 0.9

Medical care services

5.387 3.7 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.3

Professional services

2.987 2.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.1

Physicians' services(8)

1.606 2.3 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.1

Dental services(8)

0.759 2.5 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3

Eyeglasses and eye care(6)

0.248 0.3 -0.4 -0.6 0.0 -0.1

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

0.374 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1

Hospital and related services

1.749 4.2 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.5

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.528 4.4 0.8 0.6 0.1 0.5

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

  3.8 0.7 0.5 -0.2 0.4

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

  5.1 1.2 0.7 0.2 0.8

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

0.136 3.7 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.2

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

0.085 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.651 11.2 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.2

Transportation services

5.761 2.2 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.2

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.378 -5.4 -0.7 0.8 -0.9 -0.5

Car and truck rental(2)

0.066 -1.6 1.1 -2.3 -1.1 1.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.140 1.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.057 2.0 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.456 2.2 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.591 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Motor vehicle insurance

2.450 4.4 0.7 0.5 0.9 0.1

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.558 2.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0

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

0.323 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Parking and other fees(1)(2)

0.213 6.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0

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

  8.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0

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

  1.5 -0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.2

Public transportation

1.169 1.4 0.6 1.3 1.7 0.8

Airline fare

0.758 0.9 0.9 1.4 2.4 1.4

Other intercity transportation

0.147 0.1 -0.3 2.4 0.5 -0.9

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

  4.8 1.0 -1.1 0.5 1.0

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

  3.7 -2.2 -8.3 -1.9 -2.2

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  -3.3 -0.3 1.1 -0.4 -0.3

Intracity transportation(1)

0.262 3.8 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.0

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

  3.1 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0

Recreation services(9)

3.698 3.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2

Video and audio services(9)

1.496 3.3 -0.1 0.2 -0.4 0.2

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.386 3.9 0.0 0.2 -0.5 0.3

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

0.110 -3.7 -0.8 0.0 0.4 -0.8

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

  -7.9 -0.7 -0.2 0.0 -0.7

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

  -0.5 -0.2 -0.5 0.4 -0.2

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.407 2.9 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.6

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  2.3 0.3 -0.2 0.1 0.3

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  3.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.5

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.058 1.0 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.1

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  0.5 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  1.2 0.0 0.6 1.0 0.0

Other recreation services(2)

1.735 3.3 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

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

0.562 3.1 0.7 0.1 -0.1 0.7

Admissions(1)

0.637 3.8 -0.5 -0.3 0.7 -0.5

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

  3.6 -0.6 -0.2 0.7 -0.6

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

  4.6 -0.1 -0.7 0.3 -0.1

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.231 3.6 1.2 0.9 0.0 1.2

Education and communication services(9)

6.149 1.9 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.047 3.6 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.4

College tuition and fees

1.722 4.1 -0.1 0.3 0.7 0.3

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.386 3.5 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.4

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.776 2.6 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.5

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.059 3.0 -0.2 1.1 0.6 0.1

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.147 3.9 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.3

Postage(1)

0.137 3.8 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3

Delivery services(1)(2)

0.010 5.4 0.7 0.4 1.5 0.7

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.374 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.437 -0.8 -0.1 0.3 0.3 -0.1

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.937 2.1 0.3 -0.2 0.0 0.3

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

0.566 -0.4 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.0

Other personal services(9)

1.703 2.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1

Personal care services(1)

0.625 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

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

0.625 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

Miscellaneous personal services

1.078 2.5 0.1 -0.1 0.3 0.1

Legal services(6)

0.295 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0

Funeral expenses(6)

0.158 2.2 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.5

Laundry and dry cleaning services(2)

0.239 2.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

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

0.029 2.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5

Financial services(1)(6)

0.215 3.9 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3

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

  6.4 0.0 -0.3 -0.3 0.0

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

  2.0 -1.1 -0.1 -0.1 -1.1

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, November 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Oct.
2012
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Nov.
2011
Oct.
2012
Nov.
2012
Nov.
2011-
Nov.
2012
Oct.
2012-
Nov.
2012
Aug.
2012-
Sep.
2012
Sep.
2012-
Oct.
2012
Oct.
2012-
Nov.
2012

All items less food

85.825 225.532 230.787 229.509 1.8 -0.6 0.7 0.1 -0.4

All items less shelter

68.611 218.205 223.181 221.572 1.5 -0.7 0.7 0.1 -0.5

All items less food and shelter

54.436 214.691 219.883 217.881 1.5 -0.9 0.9 0.1 -0.7

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.253 212.473 216.266 216.143 1.7 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

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

42.384 216.249 220.349 220.378 1.9 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1

All items less medical care

92.895 217.479 222.195 221.049 1.6 -0.5 0.6 0.2 -0.3

All items less energy

89.816 226.818 231.169 231.160 1.9 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1

Commodities

40.265 184.791 189.338 186.845 1.1 -1.3 1.0 0.0 -1.1

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.779 147.280 148.739 148.387 0.8 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Commodities less food

26.090 162.572 167.239 163.834 0.8 -2.0 1.5 -0.2 -1.9

Commodities less food and beverages

25.150 160.091 164.757 161.274 0.7 -2.1 1.6 -0.2 -2.0

Services

59.735 267.413 273.066 273.323 2.2 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(1)

28.692 292.242 298.222 298.609 2.2 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3

Services less medical care services

54.348 254.978 260.023 260.231 2.1 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3

Durables

8.725 112.405 111.970 111.719 -0.6 -0.2 -0.7 -0.3 0.0

Nondurables

31.539 220.592 227.788 224.101 1.6 -1.6 1.3 0.1 -1.4

Nondurables less food

17.365 210.101 219.660 213.188 1.5 -2.9 2.3 -0.1 -2.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

16.425 208.902 218.745 211.925 1.4 -3.1 2.5 -0.1 -2.9

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.727 264.478 278.142 268.048 1.3 -3.6 3.2 -0.3 -3.6

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.667 259.934 272.738 263.531 1.4 -3.4 3.0 -0.3 -3.3

Housing

40.658 219.969 223.708 223.814 1.7 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.3

Education and communication(2)

6.733 132.750 134.767 134.736 1.5 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2

Education(2)

3.256 212.751 220.830 220.856 3.8 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.4

Communication(2)

3.476 83.016 82.577 82.532 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Information and information processing(2)

3.329 79.625 79.058 79.011 -0.8 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

0.955 8.866 8.577 8.544 -3.6 -0.4 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5

Recreation(2)

5.963 113.232 114.774 114.763 1.4 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.1

Video and audio(2)

1.893 98.315 99.067 98.812 0.5 -0.3 0.0 -0.5 0.0

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.092 160.394 163.167 163.628 2.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4

Photography(2)

0.111 80.195 79.084 78.563 -2.0 -0.7 0.6 -0.9 -0.2

Food and beverages

15.114 230.656 234.718 234.742 1.8 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2

Domestically produced farm food(4)

7.198 235.925 239.594 239.474 1.5 -0.1 -0.2 0.5 -0.1

Other services

11.549 317.275 324.632 324.789 2.4 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2

Apparel less footwear

2.995 121.934 125.460 123.437 1.2 -1.6 0.4 0.7 -0.7

Fuels and utilities

5.256 218.199 218.287 217.964 -0.1 -0.1 0.7 0.4 0.7

Household energy

4.069 190.444 187.657 187.141 -1.7 -0.3 0.8 0.4 0.8

Medical care

7.105 404.858 418.359 418.653 3.4 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.1

Transportation

17.382 211.358 220.232 214.525 1.5 -2.6 2.4 -0.1 -2.6

Private transportation

16.214 206.635 215.832 209.745 1.5 -2.8 2.5 -0.3 -2.8

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.521 100.021 99.935 99.645 -0.4 -0.3 -0.5 -0.5 -0.1

Utilities and public transportation

9.856 205.469 207.145 207.131 0.8 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.4

Household furnishings and operations

4.013 125.073 125.300 125.500 0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.4

Other goods and services

3.347 390.761 396.337 396.702 1.5 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Personal care

2.553 210.354 213.135 213.363 1.4 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0

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, November 2012
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Nov. 2012 from: Percent change to Oct. 2012 from:
Nov.
2011
Sep.
2012
Oct.
2012
Oct.
2011
Aug.
2012
Sep.
2012

U.S. city average

M

1.8 -0.5 -0.5 2.2 0.4 0.0

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

1.8 -0.1 -0.2 1.9 0.5 0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.4 0.0

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

M

1.3 -0.4 -0.7 1.9 0.9 0.2

Midwest urban

M

1.8 -0.7 -0.4 2.2 0.0 -0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.7 -0.7 -0.4 2.1 0.1 -0.3

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

M

2.0 -0.7 -0.3 2.2 -0.3 -0.4

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.6 -0.8 -0.6 2.3 0.1 -0.2

South urban

M

1.6 -0.7 -0.5 2.1 0.3 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.6 -0.8 -0.5 2.2 0.2 -0.4

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

M

1.4 -0.6 -0.5 1.9 0.3 -0.1

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

2.1 -1.1 -0.6 2.7 0.2 -0.5

West urban

M

1.9 -0.4 -0.7 2.5 0.8 0.4

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.1 -0.4 -0.9 2.8 1.0 0.5

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

M

1.4 -0.2 -0.4 1.6 0.6 0.2

Size classes

A(4)

M

1.9 -0.5 -0.5 2.3 0.4 0.0

B/C(3)

M

1.5 -0.5 -0.5 1.9 0.4 -0.1

D

M

2.1 -0.8 -0.5 2.7 0.3 -0.3

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

1.5 -0.5 -0.4 1.7 0.1 -0.2

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

2.1 -0.2 -1.0 3.0 1.2 0.8

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

M

2.0 -0.1 0.0 1.7 0.3 -0.1

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

1

2.0 0.2        

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

1.6 -1.0        

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

1.7 -0.5        

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

1

2.1 -0.7        

Atlanta, GA

2

      1.8 -1.2  

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

      2.4 0.5  

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

      1.4 0.1  

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

      2.0 0.3  

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

2

      2.2 0.4  

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

      3.2 0.7  

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

      2.3 0.5  

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, November 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

June 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.6 1.7

July 2012

-0.2 -0.2 1.3 1.4

August 2012

0.4 0.6 1.5 1.7

September 2012

0.4 0.4 1.7 2.0

October 2012

0.0 0.0 1.9 2.2

November 2012

-0.4 -0.5 1.6 1.8

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, November 2012, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Oct.
2012
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Oct. 2012-
Nov. 2012
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Oct. 2012-
Nov. 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-May 2012 -0.3

Food

14.175 0.2 0.031 0.08 - -

Food at home

8.518 0.3 0.024 0.14 - -

Cereals and bakery products

1.220 0.3 0.004 0.35 S-Sep. 2012 -0.1

Cereals and cereal products

0.464 0.5 0.003 0.50 S-Sep. 2012 -0.9

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.052 -0.5 0.000 0.88 S-Jul. 2012 -0.9

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.286 1.2 0.003 0.69 L-Nov. 2011 1.8

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.126 1.3 0.002 0.72 L-Oct. 2011 2.2

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  1.7   0.81 L-Oct. 2011 2.6

Bakery products

0.756 0.0 0.000 0.43 S-Aug. 2012 0.0

Bread(5)

0.223 -0.9 -0.002 0.89 S-Jan. 2012 -1.0

White bread(4)(6)

  -0.7   1.19 S-Sep. 2012 -0.8

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  -1.3   1.30 S-Aug. 2012 -2.3

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

0.112 0.4 0.000 0.61 L-Aug. 2012 0.4

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.184 -0.4 -0.001 0.88 S-Aug. 2012 -0.4

Cookies(4)(6)

  0.9   0.95 L-Apr. 2012 2.0

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  -0.5   0.97 S-May 2012 -2.2

Other bakery products

0.238 0.7 0.002 0.78 L-Aug. 2012 0.8

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

  0.2   0.92 S-Sep. 2012 -0.8

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  -0.1   1.17 S-Sep. 2012 -0.3

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

  2.4   1.11 L-Apr. 2008 5.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.946 -0.1 -0.002 0.23 S-Sep. 2012 -0.6

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.835 0.1 0.001 0.24 S-Sep. 2012 -0.4

Meats

1.188 0.0 0.000 0.28 S-Sep. 2012 -0.8

Beef and veal(4)

0.557 0.1 0.000 0.41 S-Sep. 2012 -0.3

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.218 0.2 0.000 0.60 L-Jun. 2012 1.1

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.082 0.4 0.000 1.10 S-Sep. 2012 -1.2

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.206 -0.2 0.000 0.79 S-Aug. 2012 -1.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.051 0.0 0.000 0.73 S-Sep. 2012 -1.1

Pork

0.369 -0.1 0.000 0.48 S-Sep. 2012 -1.6

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.140 -0.2 0.000 0.84 L-Sep. 2012 -0.2

Bacon and related products(6)

  -0.1   1.07 L-Aug. 2012 3.6

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

  -2.1   1.23 S-Nov. 2010 -3.7

Ham

0.081 -0.5 0.000 0.98 L-Aug. 2012 2.0

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  -0.8   1.04 L-Aug. 2012 2.3

Pork chops

0.061 1.0 0.001 1.02 S-Sep. 2012 -2.6

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.088 0.4 0.000 1.09 S-Sep. 2012 -3.7

Other meats

0.262 0.1 0.000 0.63 L-Aug. 2012 0.1

Frankfurters(6)

  0.7   2.08 L-May 2012 1.8

Lunchmeats(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.64 S-Sep. 2012 -0.5

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  -1.2   1.06 S-Sep. 2012 -5.9

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

  -3.3   1.19 S-Sep. 2012 -4.6

Poultry

0.345 0.2 0.001 0.62 S-Sep. 2012 -0.1

Chicken(5)

0.268 0.4 0.001 0.80 S-Sep. 2012 -0.2

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  2.1   1.91 L-Jul. 2012 3.3

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  0.1   0.85 S-Sep. 2012 -0.9

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.076 0.9 0.001 0.80 L-Mar. 2012 1.5

Fish and seafood(4)

0.302 0.2 0.001 0.52 L-Sep. 2012 0.5

Fresh fish and seafood(4)(5)

0.155 -0.5 -0.001 0.75 S-Feb. 2012 -1.5

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.147 0.6 0.001 0.70 L-Jun. 2012 1.0

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  1.1   1.17 L-Jul. 2012 1.7

Frozen fish and seafood(4)(6)

  0.7   1.03 L-Sep. 2012 0.9

Eggs

0.111 -3.1 -0.003 0.77 S-Sep. 2012 -3.9

Dairy and related products(4)

0.888 0.8 0.008 0.31 - -

Milk(4)(5)

0.289 2.5 0.007 0.33 L-Mar. 2011 3.4

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

  2.6   0.44 L-Apr. 2011 2.6

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

  2.4   0.48 L-Mar. 2011 3.2

Cheese and related products(4)

0.284 0.8 0.002 0.59 S-Sep. 2012 0.3

Ice cream and related products

0.134 0.4 0.001 0.83 L-Sep. 2012 0.6

Other dairy and related products(5)

0.181 0.7 0.001 0.61 L-Jun. 2012 0.9

Fruits and vegetables

1.257 0.2 0.003 0.37 S-Sep. 2012 -0.4

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.956 -0.1 -0.001 0.47 S-Sep. 2012 -0.3

Fresh fruits

0.506 0.3 0.002 0.63 S-Sep. 2012 -0.9

Apples

0.091 2.1 0.002 1.15 L-Aug. 2012 3.6

Bananas

0.080 -0.3 0.000 0.82 S-Aug. 2012 -0.6

Citrus fruits(5)

0.120 -1.5 -0.002 1.48 S-Sep. 2012 -3.8

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  -0.4   1.73 S-Sep. 2012 -3.7

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.215 1.0 0.002 1.07 S-Sep. 2012 -1.4

Fresh vegetables

0.449 -0.5 -0.002 0.63 S-Aug. 2012 -1.3

Potatoes

0.076 2.5 0.002 1.06 L-May 2011 2.7

Lettuce

0.061 -0.1 0.000 1.57 L-Aug. 2012 0.9

Tomatoes(4)

0.079 1.3 0.001 1.80 S-Aug. 2012 -4.8

Other fresh vegetables

0.234 -0.2 0.000 0.91 S-Aug. 2012 -0.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.302 1.1 0.003 0.47 L-Feb. 2012 1.2

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.151 2.0 0.003 0.69 L-Sep. 2008 2.5

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  2.8   0.81 L-Sep. 2008 2.9

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  2.1   0.98 L-Nov. 2011 2.3

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.094 0.7 0.001 0.87 L-Aug. 2012 1.0

Frozen vegetables(6)

  1.3   1.04 L-May 2012 1.6

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.057 -1.7 -0.001 0.79 S-EVER -

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

  -2.9   1.19 S-Mar. 2008 -3.0

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.938 0.5 0.004 0.42 L-Sep. 2012 0.9

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.703 0.8 0.005 0.50 L-Sep. 2012 1.1

Carbonated drinks

0.288 -0.3 -0.001 0.72 L-Sep. 2012 1.3

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 0.0 0.000 1.09 L-Sep. 2012 0.5

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.402 1.1 0.004 0.65 L-Sep. 2012 1.1

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.234 -0.4 -0.001 0.59 S-Aug. 2012 -0.4

Coffee

0.142 0.6 0.001 0.81 L-Nov. 2011 1.8

Roasted coffee(6)

  0.5   0.77 S-Sep. 2012 -0.4

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  -1.6   1.18 S-Sep. 2012 -2.4

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.093 -0.9 -0.001 0.77 S-May 2012 -1.6

Other food at home

2.268 0.4 0.008 0.26 L-Feb. 2012 0.4

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.305 -1.2 -0.004 0.59 S-Nov. 2011 -1.7

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.059 -0.6 0.000 0.49 L-Aug. 2012 -0.2

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.183 -1.0 -0.002 0.92 S-May 2012 -1.2

Other sweets(5)

0.063 -0.1 0.000 0.71 S-Aug. 2012 -1.2

Fats and oils

0.262 0.8 0.002 0.51 L-Sep. 2012 0.9

Butter and margarine(5)

0.076 2.7 0.002 0.79 L-Mar. 2011 3.4

Butter(6)

  1.4   1.21 L-Sep. 2012 3.0

Margarine(6)

  1.0   1.06 L-Sep. 2012 2.1

Salad dressing(4)(5)

0.066 -0.1 0.000 0.80 S-Aug. 2012 -0.5

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.121 -0.5 -0.001 0.91 S-Feb. 2012 -0.7

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  -0.6   1.09 S-May 2012 -0.6

Other foods

1.701 0.6 0.010 0.31 L-Feb. 2012 0.6

Soups

0.095 1.8 0.002 1.05 L-Feb. 2011 2.1

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.298 0.6 0.002 0.76 L-Jul. 2012 0.7

Snacks(4)

0.328 -0.1 0.000 0.75 S-Sep. 2012 -0.5

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.286 0.7 0.002 0.75 L-Apr. 2012 1.0

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

  -0.5   0.81 S-Sep. 2012 -0.6

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

  -1.2   1.36 S-May 2012 -2.7

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  -1.3   1.40 S-Sep. 2012 -1.3

Other condiments(4)(6)

  -1.5   0.74 L-Sep. 2012 0.9

Baby food(4)(5)

0.072 0.0 0.000 0.51 S-Aug. 2012 -0.3

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.622 0.4 0.003 0.57 L-Aug. 2012 0.4

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  -0.1   0.89 S-Sep. 2012 -0.4

Food away from home(4)

5.656 0.1 0.007 0.06 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.679 0.1 0.003 0.07 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.277 0.1 0.003 0.10 - -

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.261 0.1 0.000 0.14 S-Jun. 2012 -0.9

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

  0.1   0.12 - -

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

0.081 1.0 0.001 0.23 L-Sep. 2011 1.2

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.359 0.2 0.001 0.12 - -

Energy

10.184 -4.1 -0.430 0.11 S-May 2012 -4.3

Energy commodities

6.443 -6.9 -0.463 0.11 S-Dec. 2008 -17.8

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.328 0.3 0.001 0.42 S-Jul. 2012 -1.4

Fuel oil(4)

0.232 -0.2 0.000 0.54 S-Jul. 2012 -0.5

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

0.096 -0.3 0.000 0.44 S-Sep. 2012 -1.1

Motor fuel

6.115 -7.3 -0.464 0.11 S-Dec. 2008 -18.5

Gasoline (all types)

5.919 -7.4 -0.457 0.12 S-Dec. 2008 -18.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  -7.5   0.28 S-Dec. 2008 -19.2

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  -7.3   0.27 S-Dec. 2008 -17.8

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  -6.9   0.27 S-Dec. 2008 -17.7

Other motor fuels(5)

0.196 -1.3 -0.003 0.16 S-Jun. 2012 -7.0

Energy services(11)

3.741 0.9 0.033 0.16 L-Mar. 2010 1.2

Electricity(11)

2.868 0.7 0.021 0.18 L-May 2011 0.7

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.872 1.3 0.012 0.18 L-Sep. 2012 2.0

All items less food and energy

75.642 0.1 0.085 0.04 S-Sep. 2012 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.647 -0.1 -0.024 0.09 - -

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.292 0.1 0.004 0.15 L-Jun. 2012 0.1

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

0.268 0.0 0.000 0.62 L-Sep. 2012 0.9

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.038 -0.8 0.000 0.55 S-Dec. 2011 -1.2

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.076 0.7 0.001 0.68 L-Sep. 2012 1.0

Other linens(4)(5)

0.154 -0.2 0.000 0.92 S-Aug. 2012 -1.3

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.712 -0.1 -0.001 0.34 - -

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.232 -0.1 0.000 0.65 S-Jun. 2012 -0.4

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

0.340 -1.0 -0.004 0.42 S-Sep. 2011 -1.3

Other furniture(5)

0.133 1.9 0.003 0.73 L-Jul. 2012 5.7

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

           

Appliances(5)

0.283 0.7 0.002 0.38 L-Feb. 2012 0.9

Major appliances(5)

0.163 0.3 0.000 0.48 S-Sep. 2012 -0.7

Laundry equipment(6)

  1.2   0.58 S-Sep. 2012 -0.5

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.117 -0.3 0.000 0.59 L-Sep. 2012 0.2

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)(5)

0.479 0.1 0.000 0.41 L-Jul. 2012 0.5

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.250 0.0 0.000 0.51 L-Jul. 2012 0.9

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.100 1.0 0.001 0.69 L-Mar. 2011 1.1

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.046 -0.4 0.000 1.02 S-Sep. 2012 -0.4

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.083 0.6 0.001 0.51 S-Sep. 2012 -1.3

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.667 0.6 0.004 0.28 L-Aug. 2011 0.8

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.171 0.0 0.000 0.35 S-Sep. 2012 -0.2

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.353 0.8 0.003 0.32 L-Apr. 2012 0.9

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.882 0.2 0.001 0.27 L-Sep. 2012 0.2

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.357 0.1 0.000 0.40 S-Sep. 2012 -0.2

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.242 0.4 0.001 0.38 L-Sep. 2012 1.0

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.284 0.1 0.000 0.47 L-Aug. 2012 0.1

Apparel

3.698 -0.6 -0.021 0.39 S-Feb. 2012 -0.9

Men's and boys' apparel

0.877 0.8 0.007 0.61 L-Jul. 2012 2.1

Men's apparel

0.696 0.5 0.003 0.65 L-Jul. 2012 1.9

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.127 2.3 0.003 1.77 L-Jan. 2012 6.3

Men's furnishings

0.182 1.2 0.002 0.98 L-Aug. 2012 1.8

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.224 -0.8 -0.002 1.49 S-Sep. 2012 -3.7

Men's pants and shorts

0.154 0.6 0.001 1.32 L-Jul. 2012 2.5

Boys' apparel

0.181 1.3 0.002 1.48 L-Jul. 2012 1.8

Women's and girls' apparel

1.588 -1.4 -0.021 0.75 S-Sep. 2011 -1.5

Women's apparel

1.315 -0.6 -0.008 0.82 S-Aug. 2012 -0.7

Women's outerwear

0.106 -0.4 0.000 3.37 S-Aug. 2012 -6.3

Women's dresses

0.182 -3.4 -0.006 2.67 S-Aug. 2012 -3.5

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.621 -0.1 -0.001 1.10 S-Sep. 2012 -0.4

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

0.390 0.5 0.002 1.16 S-Sep. 2012 -0.9

Girls' apparel

0.273 -5.0 -0.013 2.09 S-Oct. 2009 -5.3

Footwear

0.702 0.1 0.000 0.56 S-Sep. 2012 -0.1

Men's footwear(4)

0.215 0.2 0.000 0.85 S-Jul. 2012 -1.0

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.151 1.6 0.002 1.22 L-Aug. 2011 2.3

Women's footwear

0.336 -0.3 -0.001 0.86 S-Jul. 2012 -0.3

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.205 -1.7 -0.003 1.00 S-Apr. 2007 -2.2

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.325 -1.2 -0.004 1.36 S-Jul. 2012 -2.2

Watches(4)(9)

0.090 -3.0 -0.003 0.78 S-EVER -

Jewelry(9)

0.235 -0.8 -0.002 1.56 S-Jul. 2012 -2.5

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.507 -0.1 -0.004 0.07 L-Jun. 2012 0.1

New vehicles

3.140 0.2 0.006 0.11 L-Aug. 2012 0.2

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  0.2   0.10 L-Aug. 2012 0.2

New cars(6)

  0.4   0.15 L-Apr. 2012 0.5

New trucks(14)(6)

  -0.1   0.11 L-Sep. 2012 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.869 -0.5 -0.010 0.02 L-Jul. 2012 -0.5

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.431 -0.1 -0.001 0.20 - -

Tires(4)

0.292 -0.6 -0.002 0.25 S-Jul. 2009 -0.6

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.138 0.9 0.001 0.25 L-Sep. 2011 0.9

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

  0.3   0.25 L-Sep. 2012 0.4

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

  3.9   0.64 L-Oct. 2008 5.1

Medical care commodities(4)

1.717 -0.4 -0.008 0.14 S-May 2008 -0.7

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.639 -0.5 -0.008 0.15 S-EVER -

Prescription drugs

1.329 -0.5 -0.007 0.14 S-May 2008 -0.5

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.310 0.3 0.001 0.49 L-Jul. 2012 0.3

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.078 0.7 0.001 0.47 L-May 2012 1.0

Recreation commodities(12)

2.265 -0.1 -0.003 0.18 L-Sep. 2012 -0.1

Video and audio products(12)

0.397 -0.8 -0.003 0.28 S-Jun. 2012 -1.5

Televisions

0.147 -1.1 -0.002 0.64 L-Aug. 2012 0.1

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.026 -2.9 -0.001 0.61 S-Dec. 2010 -3.1

Audio equipment(4)

0.070 -0.6 0.000 0.45 L-Sep. 2012 -0.4

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

0.044 -0.5 0.000 0.47 S-Jul. 2012 -0.5

Pets and pet products(4)

0.685 0.3 0.002 0.39 L-Sep. 2012 0.3

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  0.4   0.41 S-Aug. 2012 0.0

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

  0.8   0.76 L-Feb. 2012 0.8

Sporting goods(4)

0.459 -0.2 -0.001 0.31 S-Aug. 2012 -0.2

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.242 0.3 0.001 0.33 - -

Sports equipment(4)

0.208 -0.7 -0.002 0.53 S-Dec. 2011 -0.7

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.052 -0.4 0.000 0.62 L-Sep. 2012 0.6

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

           

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  -0.4   0.82 L-Jul. 2012 0.5

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.222 0.6 0.001 0.34 L-Mar. 2012 0.7

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.123 0.9 0.001 0.48 L-Jun. 2012 0.9

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.095 0.2 0.000 0.47 L-Jul. 2012 0.4

Other recreational goods(5)

0.450 -0.4 -0.002 0.44 - -

Toys(4)

0.331 -0.7 -0.002 0.53 S-Sep. 2012 -1.3

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

  -0.6   0.51 S-Sep. 2012 -1.2

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(5)

0.060 0.8 0.000 0.91 L-Aug. 2012 1.4

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.039 0.1 0.000 0.42 S-Jul. 2012 0.0

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.584 -0.4 -0.003 0.34 L-Sep. 2012 -0.3

Educational books and supplies

0.209 0.8 0.002 0.29 L-Sep. 2012 0.9

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  0.5   0.24 L-Sep. 2012 0.9

Information technology commodities(12)

0.375 -1.1 -0.004 0.43 S-Aug. 2012 -1.2

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.247 -1.6 -0.004 0.51 S-Apr. 2012 -1.6

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.045 1.6 0.001 0.75 L-Dec. 2011 1.7

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

0.084 -1.2 -0.001 0.77 S-Jun. 2012 -1.5

Alcoholic beverages

0.940 0.2 0.002 0.13 L-Jun. 2012 0.3

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.564 0.3 0.001 0.21 L-May 2012 0.4

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 0.4 0.001 0.27 L-Sep. 2012 0.4

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.071 0.0 0.000 0.33 L-Jun. 2012 0.7

Whiskey at home(6)

  0.7   0.49 L-Jun. 2012 1.4

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

  -0.8   0.59 S-Dec. 2011 -1.1

Wine at home

0.225 -0.1 0.000 0.37 S-Sep. 2012 -0.3

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.376 0.2 0.001 0.16 L-Sep. 2012 0.2

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

  0.3   0.13 S-Sep. 2012 -0.1

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

  -0.3   0.20 S-Aug. 2012 -0.8

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

  0.4   0.20 L-Jun. 2012 0.5

Other goods(12)

1.644 -0.1 -0.001 0.19 L-Sep. 2012 -0.1

Tobacco and smoking products(4)

0.795 0.0 0.000 0.16 L-Sep. 2012 0.2

Cigarettes(4)(5)

0.735 0.0 0.000 0.17 L-Sep. 2012 0.2

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.053 0.6 0.000 0.46 L-Oct. 2011 1.1

Personal care products(4)

0.647 -0.2 -0.001 0.37 L-Sep. 2012 0.0

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

0.339 -0.1 0.000 0.54 L-Sep. 2012 0.5

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

0.302 -0.3 -0.001 0.56 S-Sep. 2012 -0.5

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.202 -0.1 0.000 0.44 S-Sep. 2012 -1.3

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  0.3   0.46 L-Aug. 2012 1.7

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

  1.4   0.51 L-Mar. 2009 1.5

Services less energy services

55.995 0.2 0.109 0.03 S-Aug. 2012 0.1

Shelter

31.389 0.2 0.053 0.05 S-Sep. 2012 0.2

Rent of shelter(16)

31.043 0.2 0.065 0.05 S-Aug. 2012 0.2

Rent of primary residence(11)

6.462 0.2 0.012 0.07 S-Aug. 2012 0.2

Lodging away from home(5)

0.799 -1.0 -0.008 0.86 S-Jul. 2012 -2.3

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

0.158 0.4 0.001 0.05 - -

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.641 -1.3 -0.008 1.07 S-Jul. 2012 -3.0

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

23.782 0.2 0.046 0.04 - -

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

22.378 0.2 0.044 0.04 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.346 0.5 0.002 0.21 L-Apr. 2012 0.7

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.187 0.4 0.004 0.13 - -

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.897 0.4 0.004 0.17 L-Aug. 2012 1.0

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.290 0.2 0.000 0.15 S-Sep. 2012 0.2

Household operations(4)(5)

0.721 0.4 0.003 0.10 L-Jun. 2012 0.4

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.248 0.1 0.000 0.07 - -

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.235 0.2 0.001 0.11 L-Sep. 2012 0.3

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

0.088 1.2 0.001 0.43 L-Feb. 2012 2.6

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.077 0.9 0.001 0.14 L-Jun. 2012 0.9

Medical care services

5.387 0.3 0.014 0.06 L-Sep. 2012 0.4

Professional services

2.987 0.1 0.003 0.08 L-Sep. 2012 0.3

Physicians' services(11)

1.606 0.1 0.002 0.12 L-Sep. 2012 0.5

Dental services(11)

0.759 0.3 0.002 0.08 - -

Eyeglasses and eye care(9)

0.248 -0.1 0.000 0.23 S-Sep. 2012 -0.6

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

0.374 -0.1 0.000 0.12 S-Sep. 2012 -0.1

Hospital and related services

1.749 0.5 0.009 0.11 L-Sep. 2012 0.5

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.528 0.5 0.008 0.12 L-Sep. 2012 0.6

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

  0.4   0.18 L-Sep. 2012 0.5

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

  0.8   0.22 L-Jun. 2012 0.9

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

0.136 0.2 0.000 0.12 S-Sep. 2012 0.2

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

0.085 0.0 0.000 0.15 S-Sep. 2012 0.0

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.651 0.2 0.001 0.07 L-Sep. 2012 0.5

Transportation services

5.761 0.2 0.012 0.11 S-Aug. 2012 0.0

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.378 -0.5 -0.002 0.44 L-Sep. 2012 0.8

Car and truck rental(5)

0.066 1.7 0.001 1.34 L-Apr. 2012 4.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.140 0.1 0.002 0.12 S-Sep. 2012 0.1

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.057 0.2 0.000 0.14 L-Sep. 2012 0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.456 0.4 0.002 0.15 - -

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.591 0.0 0.000 0.19 S-Sep. 2012 0.0

Motor vehicle insurance

2.450 0.1 0.001 0.16 S-Feb. 2012 -0.2

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.558 0.0 0.000 0.12 S-Apr. 2012 -0.1

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

0.323 0.0 0.000 0.12 S-Sep. 2012 0.0

Parking and other fees(4)(5)

0.213 0.0 0.000 0.16 - -

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

  0.0   0.13 - -

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

  -0.2   0.26 S-Aug. 2012 -0.2

Public transportation

1.169 0.8 0.009 0.29 S-Aug. 2012 -0.9

Airline fare

0.758 1.4 0.010 0.40 S-Sep. 2012 1.4

Other intercity transportation

0.147 -0.9 -0.001 0.66 S-Aug. 2012 -1.3

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

  1.0   0.52 L-Jul. 2012 1.4

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

  -2.2   1.24 S-Sep. 2012 -8.3

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  -0.3   0.82 L-Sep. 2012 1.1

Intracity transportation(4)

0.262 0.0 0.000 0.07 S-Jun. 2012 0.0

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

  0.0   0.09 S-Sep. 2012 0.0

Recreation services(12)

3.698 0.2 0.009 0.19 L-Aug. 2012 0.2

Video and audio services(12)

1.496 0.2 0.003 0.23 L-Sep. 2012 0.2

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.386 0.3 0.004 0.23 L-Aug. 2012 0.5

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

0.110 -0.8 -0.001 0.84 S-Jul. 2012 -0.9

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

  -0.7   1.22 S-Aug. 2012 -0.9

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

  -0.2   0.75 S-Sep. 2012 -0.5

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.407 0.6 0.002 0.19 L-Dec. 2011 0.7

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  0.3   0.22 L-Jul. 2012 0.6

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.5   0.19 L-Jul. 2012 0.9

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.058 0.1 0.000 0.36 S-Aug. 2012 -0.2

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.36 L-Sep. 2012 0.0

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.44 S-Aug. 2012 -0.3

Other recreation services(5)

1.735 0.2 0.003 0.35 - -

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

0.562 0.7 0.004 0.71 L-Mar. 2012 0.9

Admissions(4)

0.637 -0.5 -0.003 0.50 S-Aug. 2012 -0.6

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

  -0.6   0.42 S-Aug. 2012 -0.7

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

  -0.1   0.52 S-Sep. 2012 -0.7

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.231 1.2 0.003 0.23 L-Aug. 2012 1.3

Education and communication services(12)

6.149 0.2 0.013 0.07 S-Sep. 2012 0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.047 0.4 0.011 0.12 - -

College tuition and fees

1.722 0.3 0.005 0.21 S-Sep. 2012 0.3

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.386 0.4 0.001 0.03 - -

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.776 0.5 0.004 0.11 L-Oct. 2011 0.7

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.059 0.1 0.000 0.18 S-Aug. 2012 -0.3

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.147 0.3 0.000 0.01 S-Sep. 2012 0.3

Postage(4)

0.137 0.3 0.000 0.00 - -

Delivery services(4)(5)

0.010 0.7 0.000 0.12 S-Sep. 2012 0.4

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.374 0.1 0.002 0.05 S-Sep. 2012 0.1

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.437 -0.1 -0.001 0.06 S-Aug. 2012 -0.7

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.937 0.3 0.003 0.09 L-Aug. 2012 0.3

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

0.566 0.0 0.000 0.29 L-May 2012 0.3

Other personal services(12)

1.703 0.1 0.001 0.10 S-Sep. 2012 0.0

Personal care services(4)

0.625 0.1 0.000 0.11 - -

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

0.625 0.1 0.000 0.11 - -

Miscellaneous personal services

1.078 0.1 0.001 0.13 S-Sep. 2012 -0.1

Legal services(9)

0.295 0.0 0.000 0.12 S-Sep. 2012 0.0

Funeral expenses(9)

0.158 0.5 0.001 0.09 S-Sep. 2012 0.0

Laundry and dry cleaning services(5)

0.239 0.1 0.000 0.09 S-Apr. 2012 -0.1

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

0.029 0.5 0.000 0.19 L-Dec. 2011 0.7

Financial services(4)(9)

0.215 -0.3 -0.001 0.62 - -

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

  0.0   0.51 L-Aug. 2012 1.2

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

  -1.1   0.73 S-Jan. 2012 -1.3

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.825 -0.4 -0.345 0.03 S-Dec. 2008 -0.9

All items less shelter

68.611 -0.5 -0.366 0.04 S-May 2012 -0.5

All items less food and shelter

54.436 -0.7 -0.397 0.05 S-Dec. 2008 -1.5

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.253 0.1 0.033 0.05 - -

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

42.384 0.1 0.042 0.05 S-Sep. 2012 0.1

All items less medical care

92.895 -0.3 -0.319 0.03 S-May 2012 -0.3

All items less energy

89.816 0.1 0.116 0.03 S-Sep. 2012 0.1

Commodities

40.265 -1.1 -0.461 0.06 S-Dec. 2008 -2.1

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.779 -0.1 -0.014 0.09 S-Aug. 2012 -0.1

Commodities less food

26.090 -1.9 -0.492 0.07 S-Dec. 2008 -3.3

Commodities less food and beverages

25.150 -2.0 -0.494 0.07 S-Dec. 2008 -3.4

Services

59.735 0.2 0.142 0.04 S-Aug. 2012 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(16)

28.692 0.3 0.092 0.05 - -

Services less medical care services

54.348 0.3 0.162 0.04 - -

Durables

8.725 0.0 0.002 0.07 L-Aug. 2012 0.0

Nondurables

31.539 -1.4 -0.430 0.07 S-Dec. 2008 -2.5

Nondurables less food

17.365 -2.7 -0.471 0.10 S-Dec. 2008 -5.0

Nondurables less food and beverages

16.425 -2.9 -0.473 0.11 S-Dec. 2008 -5.4

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.727 -3.6 -0.465 0.07 S-Dec. 2008 -7.0

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.667 -3.3 -0.462 0.07 S-Dec. 2008 -6.3

Housing

40.658 0.3 0.106 0.05 L-Sep. 2012 0.3

Education and communication(5)

6.733 0.2 0.011 0.08 - -

Education(5)

3.256 0.4 0.013 0.12 - -

Communication(5)

3.476 -0.1 -0.002 0.07 S-Sep. 2012 -0.1

Information and information processing(5)

3.329 -0.1 -0.003 0.08 S-Sep. 2012 -0.1

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

0.955 -0.5 -0.004 0.26 - -

Recreation(5)

5.963 0.1 0.006 0.15 L-Aug. 2012 0.1

Video and audio(5)

1.893 0.0 -0.001 0.19 L-Sep. 2012 0.0

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.092 0.4 0.005 0.26 L-Jun. 2012 0.4

Photography(5)

0.111 -0.2 0.000 0.36 L-Sep. 2012 0.6

Food and beverages

15.114 0.2 0.033 0.08 - -

Domestically produced farm food(4)

7.198 -0.1 -0.004 0.14 S-Sep. 2012 -0.2

Other services

11.549 0.2 0.024 0.08 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.995 -0.7 -0.022 0.47 S-Feb. 2012 -1.1

Fuels and utilities

5.256 0.7 0.038 0.13 L-Sep. 2012 0.7

Household energy

4.069 0.8 0.034 0.15 L-Sep. 2012 0.8

Medical care

7.105 0.1 0.006 0.06 L-Sep. 2012 0.3

Transportation

17.382 -2.6 -0.455 0.06 S-Dec. 2008 -4.9

Private transportation

16.214 -2.8 -0.465 0.06 S-Dec. 2008 -5.1

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.521 -0.1 -0.004 0.08 L-Jun. 2012 0.1

Utilities and public transportation

9.856 0.4 0.041 0.09 L-Sep. 2012 0.4

Household furnishings and operations

4.013 0.4 0.015 0.12 L-Sep. 2008 0.5

Other goods and services

3.347 0.0 0.001 0.11 - -

Personal care

2.553 0.0 0.001 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 published 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 published 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 published 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, November 2012, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Oct.
2012
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Nov. 2011-
Nov. 2012
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Nov. 2011-
Nov. 2012(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 1.8   0.07 S-Aug. 2012 1.7

Food

14.175 1.8 0.253 0.14 L-Aug. 2012 2.0

Food at home

8.518 1.3 0.108 0.20 L-Aug. 2012 1.5

Cereals and bakery products

1.220 0.9 0.010 0.43 - -

Cereals and cereal products

0.464 -0.4 -0.002 0.72 S-Dec. 2010 -0.8

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.052 1.1 0.000 1.33 S-Feb. 2011 0.2

Breakfast cereal

0.286 0.6 0.001 0.94 S-Sep. 2012 -1.3

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.126 -2.7 -0.004 1.08 L-Sep. 2012 0.6

Rice(4)(5)

  -0.8   1.67 L-Sep. 2012 1.2

Bakery products

0.756 1.6 0.012 0.59 - -

Bread(4)

0.223 1.5 0.003 1.22 L-Jul. 2012 3.2

White bread(5)

  2.3   1.78 L-May 2012 2.7

Bread other than white(5)

  0.4   1.73 - -

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.112 0.4 0.000 1.05 L-Sep. 2012 0.7

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.184 1.9 0.004 1.06 S-Jul. 2011 0.9

Cookies(5)

  3.5   1.51 L-Sep. 2012 3.7

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  1.0   1.15 S-Mar. 2011 1.0

Other bakery products

0.238 2.1 0.005 1.00 L-Sep. 2012 2.5

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  3.5   1.61 S-Sep. 2012 3.4

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  0.1   1.88 S-Apr. 2011 0.1

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

  3.9   1.52 L-Apr. 2012 5.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.946 2.1 0.040 0.39 S-Sep. 2012 1.9

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.835 2.1 0.038 0.41 S-Sep. 2012 2.1

Meats

1.188 1.3 0.015 0.52 S-Apr. 2010 0.2

Beef and veal

0.557 5.2 0.028 0.74 S-Aug. 2010 5.0

Uncooked ground beef

0.218 6.7 0.014 1.14 L-Sep. 2012 7.2

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.082 4.8 0.004 1.80 S-Sep. 2012 3.8

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.206 4.2 0.008 1.12 S-Jun. 2011 4.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.051 3.0 0.002 1.47 S-Sep. 2012 1.9

Pork

0.369 -2.9 -0.011 0.87 S-Jan. 2010 -5.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.140 -2.6 -0.004 1.49 S-Jun. 2012 -2.8

Bacon and related products(5)

  -3.0   2.54 S-Jun. 2012 -4.7

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  -2.9   1.68 S-May 2010 -4.1

Ham

0.081 -1.9 -0.001 1.75 S-Mar. 2010 -2.9

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  -2.8   2.43 S-Feb. 2010 -3.6

Pork chops

0.061 -1.6 -0.001 1.66 L-Aug. 2012 0.6

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.088 -5.1 -0.005 1.96 S-Sep. 2012 -7.5

Other meats

0.262 -0.7 -0.002 1.30 S-Apr. 2010 -2.1

Frankfurters(5)

  1.0   3.30 S-Jul. 2012 0.6

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  -0.8   0.93 S-Sep. 2012 -0.8

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  -5.7   3.30 S-Sep. 2012 -9.5

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  -15.0   5.73 S-Sep. 2012 -16.3

Poultry

0.345 6.0 0.020 0.93 L-Jul. 2012 6.1

Chicken(4)

0.268 6.2 0.016 0.99 L-Feb. 2008 7.6

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  6.6   2.17 L-Apr. 2012 8.8

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  5.6   1.25 S-Sep. 2012 5.2

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.076 5.1 0.004 2.24 S-Apr. 2011 4.1

Fish and seafood

0.302 1.1 0.003 1.03 S-Aug. 2010 0.5

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.155 -0.1 0.000 1.47 S-Aug. 2012 -0.4

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.147 2.4 0.004 1.17 L-Sep. 2012 2.7

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  5.4   2.12 L-Aug. 2012 6.8

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  1.0   2.12 L-Sep. 2012 1.0

Eggs

0.111 1.6 0.002 1.18 L-Aug. 2012 5.5

Dairy and related products

0.888 0.1 0.001 0.51 L-Jun. 2012 1.5

Milk(4)

0.289 1.5 0.004 0.79 L-Mar. 2012 4.0

Fresh whole milk(5)

  2.6   1.28 L-Mar. 2012 3.7

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  0.9   1.16 L-Apr. 2012 1.2

Cheese and related products

0.284 -1.1 -0.003 0.88 L-Jun. 2012 2.0

Ice cream and related products

0.134 0.1 0.000 1.31 L-Sep. 2012 0.9

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.181 -0.4 -0.001 0.93 S-Sep. 2010 -0.4

Fruits and vegetables

1.257 0.6 0.008 0.55 L-Jun. 2012 1.1

Fresh fruits and vegetables

0.956 0.4 0.004 0.69 L-Dec. 2011 0.9

Fresh fruits

0.506 3.4 0.017 1.01 L-Oct. 2011 5.2

Apples

0.091 9.9 0.009 1.75 L-Aug. 2012 10.1

Bananas

0.080 -1.2 -0.001 1.44 L-Aug. 2012 -0.8

Citrus fruits(4)

0.120 -2.1 0.000 2.25 S-Sep. 2012 -5.0

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  -4.3   2.47 S-Sep. 2012 -4.9

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.215 4.6 0.009 1.56 L-Sep. 2011 6.8

Fresh vegetables

0.449 -2.8 -0.013 1.01 L-Jul. 2012 -2.5

Potatoes

0.076 -8.7 -0.007 1.86 L-Jul. 2012 -7.9

Lettuce

0.061 -2.9 -0.002 2.27 L-Aug. 2012 -2.5

Tomatoes

0.079 -1.8 -0.001 2.40 S-Sep. 2012 -4.9

Other fresh vegetables

0.234 -1.1 -0.003 1.33 S-Sep. 2012 -1.9

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.302 1.4 0.004 0.70 L-Sep. 2012 2.3

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.151 2.7 0.004 1.02 L-Jun. 2012 3.5

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  4.8   1.19 L-Dec. 2011 8.3

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  0.6   1.43 S-Sep. 2012 -0.6

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.094 0.1 0.000 1.23 S-Feb. 2011 -0.1

Frozen vegetables(5)

  0.0   1.25 L-Sep. 2012 2.6

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.057 0.0 0.000 1.36 S-Dec. 2010 -0.7

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

  0.3   2.74 S-Jul. 2011 -0.4

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.938 -0.2 -0.002 0.68 L-Sep. 2012 0.4

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.703 0.7 0.005 0.84 L-Sep. 2012 1.1

Carbonated drinks

0.288 -0.5 -0.001 1.14 S-Feb. 2011 -0.8

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 0.0 0.000 2.34 S-Dec. 2010 -0.3

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.402 1.6 0.007 1.05 L-Jan. 2012 1.6

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.234 -3.0 -0.007 0.99 S-May 1999 -3.0

Coffee

0.142 -5.0 -0.007 1.45 S-Mar. 2002 -5.1

Roasted coffee(5)

  -5.8   1.78 S-Mar. 2002 -7.5

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  -0.1   2.00 L-Jun. 2012 2.1

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.093 -0.2 0.000 1.25 S-May 2012 -1.0

Other food at home

2.268 2.3 0.051 0.41 L-Sep. 2012 2.5

Sugar and sweets

0.305 1.1 0.003 0.99 L-Aug. 2012 2.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.059 -1.9 -0.001 0.92 - -

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.183 1.8 0.003 1.53 L-Aug. 2012 3.0

Other sweets(4)

0.063 2.0 0.001 1.05 S-Feb. 2011 1.3

Fats and oils

0.262 3.0 0.008 0.82 - -

Butter and margarine(4)

0.076 0.2 0.000 1.41 L-Apr. 2012 0.7

Butter(5)

  -0.9   2.47 L-Jan. 2012 2.2

Margarine(5)

  0.4   1.86 S-Sep. 2010 -0.2

Salad dressing(4)

0.066 -0.9 -0.001 1.32 L-Sep. 2012 0.4

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.121 7.0 0.008 1.22 S-Jun. 2011 5.8

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  21.2   1.63 S-Nov. 2011 17.0

Other foods

1.701 2.4 0.041 0.49 L-Sep. 2012 2.5

Soups

0.095 1.6 0.002 1.59 L-Aug. 2012 1.7

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.298 0.0 0.000 1.11 L-Aug. 2012 0.1

Snacks

0.328 5.6 0.018 0.93 - -

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.286 1.7 0.005 1.04 L-Sep. 2012 2.8

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

  1.7   1.99 S-Dec. 2010 -0.3

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  2.6   1.64 L-Apr. 2012 3.1

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  0.7   1.83 S-Aug. 2012 0.7

Other condiments(5)

  0.4   1.66 L-Sep. 2012 3.4

Baby food(4)

0.072 1.4 0.001 0.94 S-Jun. 2011 1.3

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.622 2.6 0.015 0.80 L-Sep. 2012 3.1

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  4.1   1.42 L-Sep. 2012 4.1

Food away from home

5.656 2.6 0.145 0.17 S-Sep. 2011 2.6

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.679 2.3 0.061 0.21 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.277 2.9 0.065 0.30 S-Nov. 2011 2.9

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.261 3.3 0.009 0.54 - -

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

  3.4   0.73 L-May 2012 3.4

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.081 2.9 0.002 0.88 L-Aug. 2012 2.9

Other food away from home(4)

0.359 2.3 0.008 0.45 L-Sep. 2012 2.4

Energy

10.184 0.3 0.039 0.19 S-Aug. 2012 -0.6

Energy commodities

6.443 1.7 0.103 0.18 S-Aug. 2012 1.5

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.328 -2.3 -0.008 0.92 S-Aug. 2012 -4.2

Fuel oil

0.232 2.6 0.006 1.14 S-Aug. 2012 -0.8

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.096 -12.1 -0.014 1.24 L-Sep. 2012 -12.1

Motor fuel

6.115 1.9 0.111 0.19 S-Aug. 2012 1.9

Gasoline (all types)

5.919 1.9 0.109 0.19 S-Aug. 2012 1.8

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  1.8   0.48 S-Aug. 2012 1.7

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  1.8   0.45 S-Jul. 2012 -4.9

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  2.7   0.45 S-Aug. 2012 2.1

Other motor fuels(4)

0.196 1.7 0.002 0.33 S-Aug. 2012 1.0

Energy services(10)

3.741 -1.7 -0.064 0.32 L-Feb. 2012 -1.0

Electricity(10)

2.868 -0.7 -0.020 0.37 L-Jun. 2012 0.5

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.872 -4.7 -0.044 0.62 L-Dec. 2011 -3.7

All items less food and energy

75.642 1.9 1.472 0.09 S-Aug. 2012 1.9

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.647 0.5 0.087 0.20 S-Mar. 2011 0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.292 -0.1 -0.002 0.35 L-Aug. 2012 0.0

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.268 -3.5 -0.010 1.43 L-Apr. 2012 -2.4

Floor coverings(4)

0.038 -4.1 -0.002 1.43 S-Apr. 2010 -4.6

Window coverings(4)

0.076 1.4 0.001 2.32 L-Sep. 2012 1.6

Other linens(4)

0.154 -5.7 -0.009 1.74 L-Apr. 2012 -4.4

Furniture and bedding

0.712 1.0 0.008 0.91 S-Jun. 2012 0.6

Bedroom furniture

0.232 -0.5 -0.001 1.64 S-Jun. 2011 -0.8

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

0.340 0.8 0.003 1.20 S-Aug. 2012 0.8

Other furniture(4)

0.133 4.1 0.006 2.17 S-Sep. 2012 3.2

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

           

Appliances(4)

0.283 2.4 0.007 0.76 L-Jul. 2012 2.4

Major appliances(4)

0.163 4.7 0.007 1.10 L-Jul. 2012 5.9

Laundry equipment(5)

  9.4   1.75 L-Jul. 2012 10.0

Other appliances(4)

0.117 -0.6 -0.001 1.22 L-Oct. 2011 -0.6

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.479 -2.7 -0.014 1.21 L-Aug. 2011 -2.7

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.250 -4.5 -0.012 1.82 L-Aug. 2012 -4.5

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.100 0.7 0.001 1.49 L-Jan. 2012 1.0

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.046 -5.0 -0.003 2.54 L-Nov. 2011 -5.0

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.083 0.5 0.000 1.31 L-Dec. 2011 0.6

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.667 0.4 0.002 0.60 L-Jul. 2012 1.1

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.171 1.0 0.002 1.02 L-Jul. 2012 1.3

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.353 0.1 0.000 0.77 L-Jul. 2012 1.0

Housekeeping supplies

0.882 0.6 0.005 0.51 - -

Household cleaning products(4)

0.357 -1.1 -0.004 0.81 S-Apr. 2011 -1.2

Household paper products(4)

0.242 2.8 0.007 0.92 S-Dec. 2011 2.7

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.284 0.8 0.002 1.02 L-Sep. 2012 1.1

Apparel

3.698 1.8 0.063 0.95 S-Aug. 2012 1.7

Men's and boys' apparel

0.877 1.9 0.015 1.06 S-Jun. 2011 1.6

Men's apparel

0.696 1.4 0.008 1.19 S-Jun. 2011 0.7

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.127 0.9 0.001 3.03 L-Sep. 2012 2.6

Men's furnishings

0.182 2.6 0.005 2.44 L-Sep. 2012 4.6

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.224 -1.3 -0.004 2.52 S-Jun. 2011 -1.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.154 4.0 0.006 2.41 S-Aug. 2012 3.9

Boys' apparel

0.181 3.6 0.006 2.92 L-Aug. 2012 6.5

Women's and girls' apparel

1.588 1.3 0.019 1.86 S-Aug. 2012 -0.1

Women's apparel

1.315 1.7 0.021 2.10 S-Aug. 2012 0.2

Women's outerwear

0.106 6.4 0.005 9.10 S-Sep. 2012 -1.7

Women's dresses

0.182 1.3 0.004 6.62 S-Aug. 2012 -3.8

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.621 1.8 0.008 2.06 S-Mar. 2012 1.3

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

0.390 0.9 0.003 3.96 S-Apr. 2011 0.4

Girls' apparel

0.273 -0.5 -0.001 4.48 S-Aug. 2012 -1.7

Footwear

0.702 4.3 0.029 1.07 L-Jul. 1992 4.3

Men's footwear

0.215 6.3 0.013 1.63 S-Sep. 2012 2.6

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.151 1.7 0.003 2.62 L-Jul. 2012 2.6

Women's footwear

0.336 4.0 0.013 1.73 L-Sep. 2012 4.1

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.205 2.2 0.004 2.01 S-Sep. 2011 1.9

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.325 -1.4 -0.004 2.42 S-Jul. 2012 -2.1

Watches(8)

0.090 0.4 0.001 1.57 S-Jul. 2012 -0.9

Jewelry(8)

0.235 -2.0 -0.005 2.79 S-Jul. 2012 -2.9

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.507 0.1 0.008 0.19 L-Sep. 2012 0.2

New vehicles

3.140 1.4 0.046 0.30 L-Apr. 2012 2.2

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  1.4   0.30 L-Apr. 2012 2.2

New cars(5)

  0.8   0.40 L-May 2012 1.2

New trucks(13)(5)

  2.1   0.30 L-Mar. 2012 2.2

Used cars and trucks

1.869 -2.3 -0.045 0.22 S-Sep. 2009 -2.7

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.431 1.5 0.006 0.44 S-May 2010 1.3

Tires

0.292 1.0 0.003 0.63 S-May 2010 0.7

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.138 2.5 0.003 0.68 L-Jul. 2012 2.9

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  2.5   0.63 L-Dec. 2011 3.0

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  3.9   1.76 L-Jul. 2012 5.4

Medical care commodities

1.717 2.3 0.040 0.40 S-Mar. 2009 1.9

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.639 2.4 0.039 0.41 S-EVER -

Prescription drugs

1.329 2.8 0.036 0.44 S-Apr. 2009 2.4

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.310 0.9 0.003 0.88 S-Jun. 2012 0.9

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.078 1.2 0.001 0.82 L-Sep. 2012 1.4

Recreation commodities(11)

2.265 -1.5 -0.036 0.39 L-Mar. 2012 -1.3

Video and audio products(11)

0.397 -8.9 -0.039 0.60 L-Feb. 2012 -8.7

Televisions

0.147 -17.1 -0.030 1.34 L-Jan. 2012 -16.8

Other video equipment(4)

0.026 -12.3 -0.003 1.56 S-Jul. 2012 -12.3

Audio equipment

0.070 -6.6 -0.005 1.07 L-Mar. 2012 -6.2

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.044 -1.2 -0.001 1.35 S-Sep. 2012 -3.5

Pets and pet products

0.685 1.5 0.010 0.79 - -

Pet food(4)(5)

  3.2   0.92 L-Jun. 2012 3.2

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

  -1.1   1.71 - -

Sporting goods

0.459 1.0 0.004 0.84 L-Sep. 2009 1.1

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.242 1.5 0.004 0.89 - -

Sports equipment

0.208 0.4 0.001 1.45 L-Sep. 2009 1.8

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.052 -5.6 -0.003 1.54 S-Mar. 2011 -7.9

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

           

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -7.5   2.64 S-May 2012 -7.8

Recreational reading materials

0.222 2.1 0.005 1.14 L-Sep. 2012 2.7

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.123 5.6 0.007 0.90 L-Sep. 2012 5.6

Recreational books(4)

0.095 -2.0 -0.002 2.06 L-Sep. 2012 -0.8

Other recreational goods(4)

0.450 -3.0 -0.014 1.11 L-Mar. 2012 -2.3

Toys

0.331 -4.4 -0.015 1.36 L-Mar. 2012 -3.3

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

  -1.4   1.11 L-Mar. 2012 0.2

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.060 2.1 0.001 1.76 L-Sep. 2012 5.3

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.039 1.5 0.001 1.08 L-Aug. 2012 1.6

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.584 -3.1 -0.018 0.84 S-May 2012 -3.2

Educational books and supplies

0.209 7.1 0.014 1.03 L-Sep. 2012 7.2

College textbooks(14)(5)

  8.0   1.03 L-Aug. 2012 8.4

Information technology commodities(11)

0.375 -8.2 -0.032 1.09 S-May 2012 -8.5

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.247 -9.5 -0.024 1.28 S-May 2012 -10.6

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.045 -5.8 -0.003 2.07 L-Jul. 2012 -4.9

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

0.084 -5.6 -0.005 2.89 - -

Alcoholic beverages

0.940 1.7 0.016 0.45 L-Sep. 2012 1.7

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.564 0.7 0.004 0.43 L-Sep. 2012 1.0

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 1.5 0.004 0.60 L-Sep. 2012 1.7

Distilled spirits at home

0.071 -0.3 0.000 0.67 L-Sep. 2012 -0.3

Whiskey at home(5)

  0.3   0.93 L-Aug. 2012 0.5

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  -0.2   1.00 - -

Wine at home

0.225 0.1 0.000 0.79 S-Aug. 2012 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.376 3.1 0.012 1.04 L-Jun. 2012 3.2

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

  2.3   0.68 L-Oct. 2011 2.5

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  3.1   0.98 S-Sep. 2012 2.8

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  3.6   1.83 L-Jun. 2012 3.8

Other goods(11)

1.644 1.0 0.016 0.47 S-Feb. 2012 1.0

Tobacco and smoking products

0.795 1.8 0.015 0.67 - -

Cigarettes(4)

0.735 1.8 0.013 0.71 S-Mar. 2012 1.7

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.053 1.8 0.001 1.05 L-Sep. 2012 2.3

Personal care products

0.647 0.5 0.003 0.71 S-Feb. 2012 -0.4

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

0.339 0.8 0.003 1.12 S-Jun. 2012 0.5

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.302 0.2 0.000 0.90 S-Aug. 2011 0.0

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.202 -0.7 -0.001 1.02 S-Sep. 2012 -0.7

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  0.2   1.16 S-Sep. 2012 0.2

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -2.6   1.18 L-Aug. 2012 -2.1

Services less energy services

55.995 2.5 1.386 0.10 - -

Shelter

31.389 2.2 0.705 0.13 S-Sep. 2012 2.2

Rent of shelter(15)

31.043 2.2 0.695 0.14 S-Sep. 2012 2.2

Rent of primary residence(10)

6.462 2.7 0.174 0.18 S-Sep. 2012 2.7

Lodging away from home(4)

0.799 1.3 0.010 1.03 S-Aug. 2012 0.6

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

0.158 4.2 0.007 0.32 L-Jul. 2011 4.2

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.641 0.6 0.003 1.27 S-Aug. 2012 -0.3

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

23.782 2.1 0.512 0.15 - -

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

22.378 2.1 0.481 0.15 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.346 2.9 0.010 0.94 L-Aug. 2012 3.3

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.187 5.9 0.067 0.48 L-Aug. 2012 6.2

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.897 6.9 0.059 0.63 L-Aug. 2012 7.4

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.290 2.8 0.008 0.48 S-Sep. 2012 2.7

Household operations(4)

0.721 2.2 0.016 0.42 L-Sep. 2012 2.3

Domestic services(4)

0.248 1.6 0.004 0.53 - -

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.235 2.1 0.005 0.42 L-Apr. 2012 2.1

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.088 2.2 0.002 2.54 L-Sep. 2012 3.7

Repair of household items(4)

0.077   0.003 1.03 - -

Medical care services

5.387 3.7 0.199 0.23 S-Apr. 2012 3.7

Professional services

2.987 2.0 0.060 0.24 S-Jul. 2012 2.0

Physicians' services(10)

1.606 2.3 0.037 0.39 S-Jun. 2012 2.2

Dental services(10)

0.759 2.5 0.019 0.38 - -

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.248 0.3 0.001 0.69 L-Aug. 2012 0.6

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.374 1.0 0.004 0.34 S-Jul. 2012 0.8

Hospital and related services

1.749 4.2 0.073 0.43 - -

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.528 4.4 0.067 0.50 S-Nov. 1999 4.4

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

  3.8   1.10 S-Aug. 1999 3.6

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

  5.1   0.81 L-Jul. 2012 5.2

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

0.136 3.7 0.005 0.34 S-Sep. 2012 3.7

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.085 1.0 0.001 0.62 S-Jun. 2012 0.9

Health insurance(7)

0.651 11.2 0.066 0.24 S-Feb. 2012 9.3

Transportation services

5.761 2.2 0.126 0.34 L-Dec. 2011 2.5

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.378 -5.4 -0.023 1.06 L-Sep. 2012 -5.3

Car and truck rental(4)

0.066 -1.6 -0.001 2.53 L-Aug. 2012 0.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.140 1.3 0.015 0.32 L-Aug. 2012 1.7

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 2.0 0.001 0.61 L-Sep. 2012 2.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.456 2.2 0.010 0.46 L-Jul. 2012 2.3

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.591 0.5 0.003 0.47 - -

Motor vehicle insurance

2.450 4.4 0.107 0.69 S-Sep. 2012 4.0

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.558 2.2 0.012 0.40 S-Dec. 2011 1.9

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

0.323 -0.1 -0.001 0.59 S-Jul. 2011 -0.4

Parking and other fees(4)

0.213 6.0 0.012 0.37 S-Dec. 2011 3.0

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  8.0   0.65 S-Dec. 2011 3.8

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  1.5   0.62 S-Apr. 2012 1.5

Public transportation

1.169 1.4 0.016 0.74 L-Jun. 2012 1.6

Airline fare

0.758 0.9 0.006 1.04 L-Jun. 2012 2.0

Other intercity transportation

0.147 0.1 0.000 1.41 S-Sep. 2012 0.1

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

  4.8   0.72 L-Sep. 2011 5.3

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  3.7   2.70 S-Sep. 2012 3.6

Ship fare(4)(5)

  -3.3   1.72 S-Aug. 2012 -5.2

Intracity transportation

0.262 3.8 0.010 0.48 S-Aug. 2012 3.5

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  3.1   1.48 S-Jun. 2012 1.6

Recreation services(11)

3.698 3.2 0.118 0.50 S-May 2012 2.6

Video and audio services(11)

1.496 3.3 0.049 0.78 S-Nov. 2011 3.0

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.386 3.9 0.053 0.83 S-Dec. 2011 3.8

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

0.110 -3.7 -0.005 3.13 S-Nov. 2010 -4.0

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -7.9   3.14 - -

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

  -0.5   4.48 S-Feb. 2010 -2.0

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.407 2.9 0.012 1.14 L-Jul. 2012 3.1

Pet services(4)(5)

  2.3   1.05 L-Sep. 2012 2.3

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  3.0   1.50 L-Jul. 2012 3.1

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.058 1.0 0.001 1.20 S-Aug. 2010 0.9

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  0.5   1.73 S-Mar. 2011 0.1

Film processing(4)(5)

  1.2   1.08 S-Aug. 2012 1.2

Other recreation services(4)

1.735 3.3 0.057 0.79 S-Sep. 2012 2.8

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

0.562 3.1 0.017 1.56 S-Jun. 2012 2.0

Admissions

0.637 3.8 0.024 1.05 L-Sep. 2008 4.1

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

  3.6   1.24 L-Sep. 2008 3.6

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  4.6   1.31 L-Jul. 2012 5.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.231 3.6 0.008 0.94 L-Sep. 2009 3.7

Education and communication services(11)

6.149 1.9 0.119 0.26 - -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.047 3.6 0.108 0.44 - -

College tuition and fees

1.722 4.1 0.069 0.77 S-Sep. 2012 4.0

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.386 3.5 0.013 0.51 L-Aug. 2012 3.6

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.776 2.6 0.020 0.35 L-Sep. 2012 2.9

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.059 3.0 0.002 0.81 S-Aug. 2012 2.5

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.147 3.9 0.006 0.29 L-Apr. 2012 4.0

Postage

0.137 3.8 0.005 0.30 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.010 5.4 0.001 0.43 L-Apr. 2012 7.2

Telephone services(4)

2.374 0.4 0.009 0.33 L-Jul. 2012 0.6

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.437 -0.8 -0.011 0.50 S-Sep. 2012 -0.9

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.937 2.1 0.020 0.36 L-Sep. 2012 2.1

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.566 -0.4 -0.003 0.77 L-Jul. 2012 0.6

Other personal services(11)

1.703 2.1 0.035 0.40 S-Feb. 2012 2.1

Personal care services

0.625 1.3 0.008 0.47 S-Feb. 2012 1.2

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.625 1.3 0.008 0.47 S-Feb. 2012 1.2

Miscellaneous personal services

1.078 2.5 0.027 0.46 S-Jul. 2011 2.4

Legal services(8)

0.295 2.1 0.006 1.07 S-Sep. 2012 1.5

Funeral expenses(8)

0.158 2.2 0.004 0.45 L-Feb. 2012 2.4

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.239 2.0 0.005 0.51 S-Jul. 2012 1.9

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.029 2.0 0.001 0.95 L-Sep. 2012 2.0

Financial services(8)

0.215 3.9 0.008 1.11 S-Sep. 2011 3.5

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

  6.4   1.54 L-Sep. 2012 7.3

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

  2.0   1.27 S-May 2011 1.0

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.825 1.8 1.511 0.08 S-Aug. 2012 1.6

All items less shelter

68.611 1.5 1.059 0.08 S-Aug. 2012 1.5

All items less food and shelter

54.436 1.5 0.806 0.10 S-Aug. 2012 1.4

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.253 1.7 0.767 0.11 S-Apr. 2011 1.6

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

42.384 1.9 0.812 0.12 S-Aug. 2012 1.9

All items less medical care

92.895 1.6 1.525 0.08 S-Aug. 2012 1.5

All items less energy

89.816 1.9 1.725 0.08 - -

Commodities

40.265 1.1 0.443 0.12 S-Jul. 2012 0.5

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.779 0.8 0.131 0.22 S-Aug. 2012 0.8

Commodities less food

26.090 0.8 0.190 0.17 S-Jul. 2012 -0.4

Commodities less food and beverages

25.150 0.7 0.174 0.18 S-Jul. 2012 -0.5

Services

59.735 2.2 1.321 0.10 L-Jun. 2012 2.2

Services less rent of shelter(15)

28.692 2.2 0.626 0.13 L-Jun. 2012 2.2

Services less medical care services

54.348 2.1 1.122 0.10 L-Jan. 2012 2.1

Durables

8.725 -0.6 -0.055 0.18 L-Aug. 2012 -0.5

Nondurables

31.539 1.6 0.498 0.15 S-Jul. 2012 0.7

Nondurables less food

17.365 1.5 0.245 0.26 S-Jul. 2012 -0.6

Nondurables less food and beverages

16.425 1.4 0.230 0.27 S-Jul. 2012 -0.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

12.727 1.3 0.167 0.16 S-Jul. 2012 -1.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

13.667 1.4 0.183 0.15 S-Jul. 2012 -1.6

Housing

40.658 1.7 0.714 0.11 L-Apr. 2012 1.7

Education and communication(4)

6.733 1.5 0.102 0.25 - -

Education(4)

3.256 3.8 0.122 0.41 - -

Communication(4)

3.476 -0.6 -0.021 0.27 - -

Information and information processing(4)

3.329 -0.8 -0.026 0.28 - -

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

0.955 -3.6 -0.035 0.59 S-Mar. 2012 -3.6

Recreation(4)

5.963 1.4 0.082 0.35 L-Jan. 2012 1.4

Video and audio(4)

1.893 0.5 0.010 0.65 - -

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.092 2.0 0.022 0.62 L-Jul. 2012 2.2

Photography(4)

0.111 -2.0 -0.003 0.94 S-Feb. 2011 -2.3

Food and beverages

15.114 1.8 0.269 0.14 L-Aug. 2012 2.0

Domestically produced farm food

7.198 1.5 0.107 0.21 L-Aug. 2012 1.7

Other services

11.549 2.4 0.273 0.22 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.995 1.2 0.034 1.12 S-May 2011 1.1

Fuels and utilities

5.256 -0.1 -0.005 0.27 L-Mar. 2012 0.0

Household energy

4.069 -1.7 -0.072 0.31 L-Mar. 2012 -1.3

Medical care

7.105 3.4 0.239 0.18 S-Apr. 2012 3.4

Transportation

17.382 1.5 0.245 0.15 S-Aug. 2012 1.4

Private transportation

16.214 1.5 0.229 0.15 S-Jul. 2012 -0.9

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.521 -0.4 -0.023 0.21 L-Sep. 2012 -0.4

Utilities and public transportation

9.856 0.8 0.081 0.23 L-Feb. 2012 0.8

Household furnishings and operations

4.013 0.3 0.014 0.29 L-Aug. 2012 0.4

Other goods and services

3.347 1.5 0.051 0.33 S-Feb. 2012 1.5

Personal care

2.553 1.4 0.037 0.35 S-Feb. 2012 1.3

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 published 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 published 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 published 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: December 14, 2012