Consumer Price Index News Release

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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – SEPTEMBER 2014

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1
 percent in September on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of
 Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items
 index increased 1.7 percent before seasonal adjustment.

 Increases in shelter and food indexes outweighed declines in energy indexes
 to result in the seasonally adjusted all items increase. The food index
 rose 0.3 percent as five of the six major grocery store food group indexes
 increased. The energy index declined 0.7 percent as the indexes for
 gasoline, electricity, and fuel oil all fell.  

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in
 September. Along with the shelter index, the index for medical care increased,
 and the indexes for alcoholic beverages and for personal care advanced
 slightly. Several indexes were unchanged, and the indexes for airline fares
 and for used cars and trucks declined in September.

 The all items index increased 1.7 percent over the last 12 months, the same
 increase as for the 12 months ending August. The 12-month change in the index
 for all items less food and energy also remained at 1.7 percent. The 12-month
 change in the shelter index has been gradually increasing, and reached 3.0
 percent for the first time since January 2008. The food index has also risen
 3.0 percent over the span, while the energy index has declined 0.6 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.
                              Mar.  Apr.  May   June  July  Aug.  Sep.   ended 
                              2014  2014  2014  2014  2014  2014  2014   Sep.  
                                                                         2014  
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................    .2    .3    .4    .3    .1   -.2    .1      1.7
  Food......................    .4    .4    .5    .1    .4    .2    .3      3.0
   Food at home.............    .5    .4    .7    .0    .4    .2    .3      3.2
   Food away from home (1)..    .3    .3    .2    .2    .3    .2    .3      2.7
  Energy....................   -.1    .3    .9   1.6   -.3  -2.6   -.7      -.6
   Energy commodities.......  -2.0   1.9    .6   3.0   -.3  -3.9  -1.1     -3.3
    Gasoline (all types)....  -1.7   2.3    .7   3.3   -.3  -4.1  -1.0     -3.6
    Fuel oil (1)............  -2.9  -3.0  -1.4  -1.7   -.7  -1.2  -2.1     -3.2
   Energy services..........   2.6  -1.9   1.4   -.4   -.4   -.6   -.2      3.5
    Electricity.............   1.1  -2.6   2.3    .2   -.3    .1   -.7      2.8
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............   7.5    .3  -1.7  -2.6   -.4  -2.8   1.6      5.8
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .2    .3    .1    .1    .0    .1      1.7
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .0    .1    .1    .1    .0   -.1    .0      -.3
    New vehicles............    .0    .3    .2   -.3    .3    .2    .0       .3
    Used cars and trucks....    .4    .5   -.1   -.4   -.3   -.3   -.1      -.4
    Apparel.................    .3    .0    .3    .5    .2   -.2    .0       .5
    Medical care commodities   -.3    .3    .5    .7    .3   -.1    .5      2.9
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .3    .3    .3    .1    .1    .0    .2      2.4
    Shelter.................    .3    .2    .3    .2    .3    .2    .3      3.0
    Transportation services     .2    .7   1.0    .1   -.7   -.6    .1      1.4
    Medical care services...    .3    .3    .3    .0    .1    .0    .1      1.7

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.


   


 Consumer Price Index Data for September 2014

 Food

 The food index rose 0.3 percent in September after increasing 0.2 percent in
 August. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs continued to rise,
 increasing 0.7 percent after a 1.5 percent increase in August. The index for
 beef and veal rose 2.0 percent in September and has now risen 16.7 percent
 since January. The index for dairy and related products increased 0.5 percent,
 its tenth increase in the last 11 months. The index for other food at home also
 rose 0.5 percent in September, with the index for sugar and sweets increasing
 1.6 percent. The index for nonalcoholic beverages, which declined 0.2 percent
 in August, rose 0.2 percent in September. The fruits and vegetables index also
 turned up in September, rising 0.1 percent after declining in August. The index
 for fresh fruits rose 1.3 percent, while the fresh vegetables index fell 1.1 
 percent. The cereals and bakery products index declined in September, falling
 0.4 percent. The food at home index has risen 3.2 percent over the past year.
 The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs has increased 9.4 percent over
 that span, with the index for beef and veal up 17.8 percent and the pork index
 up 11.4 percent. The fruits and vegetables index has increased only 0.9 percent
 over the last 12 months, the index for nonalcoholic beverages has risen 0.2
 percent, and the cereals and bakery products index has declined slightly,
 falling 0.1 percent. The index for food away from home rose 0.3 percent in
 September and has increased 2.7 percent over the last 12 months. 


 Energy

 The energy index fell 0.7 percent in September, its third consecutive decline.
 The gasoline index, which declined 4.1 percent in August, fell 1.0 percent in
 September. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices fell 2.1 percent in
 September.) The electricity index also declined in September, falling 0.7
 percent after rising slightly in August. The fuel oil index decreased as well,
 falling 2.1 percent. In contrast to these declines, the index for natural gas
 turned up in September, rising 1.6 percent after falling in each of the 4
 previous months. The energy index has fallen 0.6 percent over the last 12 months,
 with its components mixed. The natural gas index has risen 5.8 percent over the
 span and the electricity index has increased 2.8 percent. However, the gasoline
 index has declined 3.6 percent and the fuel oil index has fallen 3.2 percent.    


 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in September after
 being unchanged in August. The shelter index accounted for most of the increase,
 rising 0.3 percent in September. The rent index increased 0.3 percent and the
 index for owners’ equivalent rent rose 0.2 percent. The medical care index also
 advanced in September, increasing 0.2 percent. Within the medical care component,
 the index for medical care commodities rose 0.5 percent, with the nonprescription
 drugs index increasing 1.5 percent. The index for medical care services rose 0.1
 percent, with the index for hospital services advancing 0.3 percent. The indexes
 for alcoholic beverages and for personal care both rose 0.1 percent in September.
 Several indexes were unchanged in September, including those for new vehicles,
 apparel, recreation, and household furnishings and operations. The index for
 airline fares continued to decline in September, falling 0.5 percent, and the
 indexes for used cars and trucks and for tobacco both fell 0.1 percent.

 The index for all items less food and energy has risen 1.7 percent over the last
 12 months. The shelter index has risen 3.0 percent and the index for medical care
 has increased 2.0 percent. Indexes that have declined over the last year include
 airline fares (down 3.0 percent), household furnishings and operations (down 1.4
 percent) and used cars and trucks (down 0.4 percent). 


 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.7 percent
 over the last 12 months to an index level of 238.031 (1982-84=100). For the month,
 the index rose 0.1 percent prior to  seasonal adjustment.  

 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
 increased 1.6 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 234.170
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.1 percent prior to seasonal
 adjustment.  

 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) increased 1.5
 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index rose 0.1 percent on a not
 seasonally adjusted basis. Please note that the indexes for the post-2012 period
 are subject to revision. 


	
 The Consumer Price Index for October 2014 is scheduled to be released on Thursday,
 November 20, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. (EST). 




 Chained Consumer Price Index to be Revised Quarterly 

 Effective with the release of CPI data for January 2015 on February 26, 2015, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics will begin quarterly revisions of the Chained Consumer
 Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U).  In addition, a Constant 
 Elasticity of Substitution (CES) formula will replace the geometric mean formula
 for the calculation of Initial and Interim C-CPI-U indexes.  

 More frequent weight updates and index revisions.  Whereas CPI-U and CPI-W indexes
 are considered final when released, the final C-CPI-U index is published with a
 lag for administration and processing of Consumer Expenditure Survey household
 data, the source of the final C-CPI-U monthly expenditure weights.  Under the
 traditional annual revision process, the final C-CPI-U index was published 13 to 24
 months after the CPI-U.  The CPI program is implementing a new estimation system
 that calculates monthly expenditure weights and revised C-CPI-U indexes on a
 quarterly basis. Under the new quarterly process, the final C-CPI-U index will lag
 the CPI-U index by 10 to 12 months.

 Final C-CPI-U indexes for 2014 will be published on the following quarterly schedule:

 Index Month                                    Release Month
 January 2013 – March 2014                      February 2015
 April – June 2014                              May 2015
 July – September 2014                          August 2015
 October – December 2014                        November 2015

 Initial C-CPI-U indexes will continue to be released concurrent with the CPI-U
 release, and will be updated as interim C-CPI-U indexes with every quarterly
 revision until the final version is published. 

 New formula for initial and interim C-CPI-U Indexes.  The CES formula will replace
 the geometric mean formula for initial and interim C-CPI-U indexes effective with
 the February 26, 2015 release. The CES formula is an improvement over the geometric
 mean formula because the CES formula more closely models consumer substitution
 behavior. 

 With the use of the geometric mean formula, consumers are assumed to consistently
 substitute within item classification to goods whose prices are falling relative to
 others. Using a fixed quantity formula, such as a Laspeyres formula, consumers are
 assumed to make no substitutions between goods when faced with relative price
 change. In reality, consumers respond to relative price changes differently than
 either model implies. The CES formula attempts to capture the amount of substitution
 occurring in the marketplace as consumers respond to changing relative prices.
  
 For further details on the implementation of the CES formula and the frequency of
 weight updates for the C-CPI-U, please contact the CPI Information and Analysis
 section at (202)691-6966. 

 New Estimation System

 Effective with the release of the January 2015 CPI on February 26, 2015, the Bureau of
 Labor Statistics will utilize a new estimation system for the Consumer Price Index.
 The new estimation system, the first major improvement to the existing system in over
 25 years, is a redesigned, state-of-the-art system with improved flexibility and
 review capabilities.  For more information on this new system, please see
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpinewest.htm

 Facilities for Sensory Impaired

 Information from this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals
 upon request. Voice phone:  202-691-5200, Federal Relay Services:  1-800-877-8339.  

 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 28 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 covers
 approximately 89 percent of the total population and includes, 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 0.04 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 0.08 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 0.12 and 0.28 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 2013”.  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/cpivar2013.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





 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-13ARIMA-SEATS Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally adjusted indexes and seasonal factors
 are computed annually.  Each year, the last five years of seasonally adjusted data are
 revised. Data from January 2009 through December 2013 were replaced in January 2014.
 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
 64 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 five years, but the seasonally adjusted
 indexes before that period will not be changed. Note: 35 of the 82 components are not
 seasonally adjusted for 2014.

 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. In 2014, for the 2009-2013
 revisions, the Bureau of Labor Statistics began using X-13ARIMA-SEATS to perform the seasonal
 adjustment of CPI series, including Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for certain series.

 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2014, 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 the response in crude oil markets to the worldwide economic
 downturn in 2008.  

 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
 Chris Graci at (202) 691-5826, or by e-mail at graci.christopher@bls.gov, or contact Carlyle
 Jackson at (202)691-6984, or by e-mail at jackson.carlyle@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, September 2014
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Aug.
2014
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Sep.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sep.
2014
Sep.
2013-
Sep.
2014
Aug.
2014-
Sep.
2014
Jun.
2014-
Jul.
2014
Jul.
2014-
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2014-
Sep.
2014

All items

100.000 234.149 237.852 238.031 1.7 0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.1

Food

13.951 237.522 243.811 244.630 3.0 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.3

Food at home

8.259 234.045 240.723 241.578 3.2 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.129 270.894 272.108 270.660 -0.1 -0.5 0.4 0.2 -0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.968 238.370 258.416 260.805 9.4 0.9 0.3 1.5 0.7

Dairy and related products(1)

0.874 217.007 226.390 227.604 4.9 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.332 290.580 291.169 293.282 0.9 0.7 0.0 -0.8 0.1

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.935 165.755 165.613 166.080 0.2 0.3 0.5 -0.2 0.2

Other food at home

2.021 203.941 207.271 207.287 1.6 0.0 0.7 -0.2 0.5

Food away from home(1)

5.691 244.036 249.801 250.570 2.7 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Energy

9.483 248.513 250.951 247.077 -0.6 -1.5 -0.3 -2.6 -0.7

Energy commodities

5.529 309.888 305.858 299.558 -3.3 -2.1 -0.3 -3.9 -1.1

Fuel oil(1)

0.164 367.519 363.420 355.892 -3.2 -2.1 -0.7 -1.2 -2.1

Motor fuel

5.271 306.547 302.101 295.716 -3.5 -2.1 -0.3 -4.1 -1.1

Gasoline (all types)

5.187 305.299 300.640 294.222 -3.6 -2.1 -0.3 -4.1 -1.0

Energy services(2)

3.954 200.700 209.547 207.824 3.5 -0.8 -0.4 -0.6 -0.2

Electricity(2)

3.085 209.106 217.148 215.054 2.8 -1.0 -0.3 0.1 -0.7

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.869 173.315 183.960 183.376 5.8 -0.3 -0.4 -2.8 1.6

All items less food and energy

76.566 234.782 238.296 238.841 1.7 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.344 147.659 146.519 147.268 -0.3 0.5 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Apparel

3.348 129.701 125.726 130.324 0.5 3.7 0.2 -0.2 0.0

New vehicles

3.490 145.457 145.873 145.880 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.0

Used cars and trucks

1.696 151.750 153.277 151.153 -0.4 -1.4 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1

Medical care commodities

1.724 336.527 344.755 346.347 2.9 0.5 0.3 -0.1 0.5

Alcoholic beverages

0.998 234.999 237.829 237.828 1.2 0.0 -0.1 0.8 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.700 886.493 904.961 904.487 2.0 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.1

Services less energy services

57.222 287.720 294.284 294.676 2.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2

Shelter

32.066 264.344 271.675 272.165 3.0 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

6.971 269.137 277.048 277.998 3.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

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

23.800 271.915 278.621 279.292 2.7 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Medical care services

5.825 457.458 464.936 465.403 1.7 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1

Physicians' services(2)

1.563 354.967 359.967 359.879 1.4 0.0 -0.2 0.4 0.0

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.803 269.691 278.608 279.540 3.7 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.3

Transportation services

5.499 279.491 283.786 283.425 1.4 -0.1 -0.7 -0.6 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.143 262.960 266.129 267.256 1.6 0.4 0.2 -0.1 0.4

Motor vehicle insurance

2.212 420.321 437.384 438.496 4.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.4

Airline fare

0.713 301.476 295.609 292.397 -3.0 -1.1 -5.9 -4.7 -0.5

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, September 2014
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Aug.
2014
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Sep.
2013-
Sep.
2014
Aug.
2014-
Sep.
2014
Jun.
2014-
Jul.
2014
Jul.
2014-
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2014-
Sep.
2014

All items

100.000 1.7 0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.1

Food

13.951 3.0 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.3

Food at home

8.259 3.2 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.129 -0.1 -0.5 0.4 0.2 -0.4

Cereals and cereal products

0.372 -0.2 -1.2 0.2 0.1 -0.7

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.050 -1.2 -2.0 -0.6 0.6 -1.2

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.193 -0.7 -1.2 0.2 -0.7 -1.2

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.129 0.6 -0.9 1.2 0.2 -0.9

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  -0.4 -0.3 0.9 -2.3 -0.3

Bakery products

0.757 -0.1 -0.2 0.5 0.2 -0.3

Bread(2)

0.225 -0.1 0.0 0.5 1.1 0.0

White bread(1)(3)

  -1.1 0.0 0.7 0.4 0.0

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  0.5 0.1 0.7 -0.2 0.1

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

0.113 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.7 -0.2

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.185 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 0.4 -0.3

Cookies(1)(3)

  -0.8 -0.9 0.0 1.8 -1.5

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  0.8 0.8 -0.6 -0.4 0.8

Other bakery products

0.235 0.0 -0.7 0.3 -0.7 -0.3

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

  -0.3 -1.8 -1.0 2.1 -1.8

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  1.2 -1.2 -1.0 0.6 -0.8

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

  -0.7 0.1 2.1 -2.0 0.8

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.968 9.4 0.9 0.3 1.5 0.7

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.848 9.5 1.0 0.3 1.8 0.9

Meats

1.201 13.0 1.3 0.3 2.5 1.2

Beef and veal(1)

0.554 17.8 2.0 0.4 4.2 2.0

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.221 17.2 3.5 -0.4 3.4 3.5

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.081 19.9 -0.3 1.6 6.0 -0.3

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.202 16.8 1.0 0.5 4.7 1.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.049 20.7 2.9 1.9 3.4 2.9

Pork

0.384 11.4 0.1 0.0 1.6 -0.2

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.147 7.0 -0.5 -0.9 0.0 -1.1

Bacon and related products(3)

  3.8 0.4 -2.1 -0.3 -0.5

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  9.7 -0.9 0.6 -0.4 -1.0

Ham

0.079 11.2 2.1 3.5 2.6 1.4

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  13.1 2.7 3.6 3.6 1.6

Pork chops

0.065 11.0 -1.0 -1.0 3.4 -1.5

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.093 20.0 -0.1 -0.3 2.0 0.4

Other meats

0.263 6.0 1.6 0.5 0.3 1.8

Frankfurters(3)

  6.0 4.9 -1.0 -3.1 4.0

Lunchmeats(1)(2)(3)

  6.0 0.8 0.5 1.5 0.8

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

  3.9 0.6 1.2 1.4 0.6

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

  -1.2 0.9 1.2 1.2 0.9

Poultry

0.358 1.5 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.0

Chicken(2)

0.290 1.8 -0.1 0.7 0.8 0.0

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  4.2 -0.6 0.6 3.3 -0.6

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  0.5 -0.1 0.6 -0.1 -0.1

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.068 0.9 1.3 -0.4 -0.8 0.7

Fish and seafood(1)

0.289 6.1 0.7 0.0 0.5 0.5

Fresh fish and seafood(1)(2)

0.149 7.4 1.1 -0.2 0.6 1.1

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.141 4.9 0.3 -0.1 0.3 0.4

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  1.4 0.3 0.3 -1.3 0.3

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

  8.3 0.5 -0.4 1.1 0.5

Eggs

0.120 8.5 0.2 0.9 -2.0 -2.8

Dairy and related products(1)

0.874 4.9 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.5

Milk(1)(2)

0.277 6.8 0.7 0.1 0.4 0.7

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

  8.7 1.3 0.2 0.6 1.3

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

  5.8 0.5 0.0 0.4 0.5

Cheese and related products(1)

0.281 6.8 -0.4 -0.2 0.8 -0.7

Ice cream and related products

0.116 0.8 3.6 -0.6 1.6 1.8

Other dairy and related products(2)

0.200 2.0 -0.2 1.3 -0.3 0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.332 0.9 0.7 0.0 -0.8 0.1

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.028 1.4 1.1 0.0 -1.0 0.2

Fresh fruits

0.563 6.1 1.9 1.0 -0.9 1.3

Apples

0.097 -0.6 -5.8 -1.5 -3.5 -3.2

Bananas

0.087 -0.9 0.2 -0.7 1.4 -0.3

Citrus fruits(2)

0.167 7.2 0.6 -1.8 -1.9 0.7

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  3.7 0.9 -1.4 -3.1 1.6

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.213 9.5 7.2 3.7 -2.5 3.6

Fresh vegetables

0.465 -3.8 0.1 -1.1 -1.1 -1.1

Potatoes

0.083 -6.7 -2.5 -1.6 -4.0 0.0

Lettuce

0.067 -0.4 0.4 -1.7 -1.7 -0.3

Tomatoes(1)

0.081 -6.0 -0.7 -0.4 -1.7 -0.7

Other fresh vegetables

0.235 -2.7 1.2 -0.9 -0.6 0.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.304 -0.6 -0.5 0.1 -0.1 -0.4

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.160 -0.3 -1.9 -0.4 0.6 -1.8

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  -0.5 -2.2 0.3 0.2 -1.6

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  0.1 -1.4 -0.7 0.9 -1.6

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.088 -0.5 1.8 1.3 -2.1 2.2

Frozen vegetables(3)

  -0.5 1.9 2.1 -2.4 2.8

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.057 -1.2 -0.1 -0.5 0.3 0.2

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

  4.3 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.935 0.2 0.3 0.5 -0.2 0.2

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.681 -0.4 0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.2

Carbonated drinks

0.282 0.0 0.4 0.3 -0.4 0.2

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.013 -0.7 0.5 0.5 -0.1 0.5

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.386 -0.8 0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.3

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.254 1.8 0.1 1.0 0.6 0.5

Coffee

0.158 2.7 -0.2 0.9 2.2 0.5

Roasted coffee(3)

  2.5 -0.4 1.1 1.9 0.5

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

  1.7 0.8 1.0 -1.4 0.8

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.096 0.2 0.7 0.6 -1.2 0.4

Other food at home

2.021 1.6 0.0 0.7 -0.2 0.5

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.292 0.9 1.6 -0.6 0.3 1.6

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.054 -2.4 0.6 -1.4 0.0 0.7

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.178 1.9 2.1 -0.6 0.6 2.1

Other sweets(2)

0.060 0.8 0.9 -0.1 -0.5 0.6

Fats and oils

0.246 2.0 0.5 0.7 0.2 0.6

Butter and margarine(2)

0.076 11.3 1.8 1.5 1.2 1.2

Butter(3)

  23.7 3.5 2.8 1.8 2.3

Margarine(3)

  -0.2 -0.3 0.3 -0.2 -0.5

Salad dressing(1)(2)

0.061 -2.7 0.6 0.6 -0.2 0.6

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.109 -1.2 -0.4 0.8 0.2 0.0

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  -3.3 0.5 -1.9 0.4 0.5

Other foods

1.483 1.7 -0.4 0.9 -0.4 0.3

Soups

0.101 1.3 -5.1 0.2 0.5 -1.4

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.281 2.9 0.0 1.5 -0.2 0.0

Snacks(1)

0.323 0.5 -0.1 0.9 0.0 -0.1

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.294 2.4 0.1 0.3 -0.2 1.2

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

  3.6 0.4 -0.9 1.3 0.5

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

  4.8 5.6 1.0 -0.6 5.6

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  2.4 -0.2 0.1 0.0 1.3

Other condiments(3)

  -1.0 -4.4 0.3 3.9 -3.1

Baby food(1)(2)

0.054 3.3 -0.2 0.8 0.6 -0.2

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.431 0.7 -0.2 0.5 -1.0 -0.2

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  4.7 1.4 0.9 0.2 1.4

Food away from home(1)

5.691 2.7 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.761 2.7 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.349 2.7 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.206 2.3 1.5 0.1 -1.9 0.3

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

  2.4 2.2 0.0 -2.3 0.5

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

0.063 0.1 -0.5 0.3 0.3 -0.5

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.313 2.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.2

Energy

9.483 -0.6 -1.5 -0.3 -2.6 -0.7

Energy commodities

5.529 -3.3 -2.1 -0.3 -3.9 -1.1

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.258 -1.1 -1.0 0.0 -0.6 -1.0

Fuel oil(1)

0.164 -3.2 -2.1 -0.7 -1.2 -2.1

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

0.094 3.5 1.0 2.7 0.4 0.5

Motor fuel

5.271 -3.5 -2.1 -0.3 -4.1 -1.1

Gasoline (all types)

5.187 -3.6 -2.1 -0.3 -4.1 -1.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -3.8 -2.2 -0.4 -4.2 -1.0

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -2.6 -1.9 -0.3 -3.8 -0.8

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -2.9 -2.1 -0.4 -3.5 -1.2

Other motor fuels(2)

0.084 -3.2 -0.8 0.3 -1.6 -2.2

Energy services(8)

3.954 3.5 -0.8 -0.4 -0.6 -0.2

Electricity(8)

3.085 2.8 -1.0 -0.3 0.1 -0.7

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.869 5.8 -0.3 -0.4 -2.8 1.6

All items less food and energy

76.566 1.7 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.344 -0.3 0.5 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Household furnishings and supplies(1)(9)

3.320 -2.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.6 -0.1

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

0.272 -1.4 0.0 0.6 -1.5 0.0

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.047 2.1 0.3 0.9 0.8 0.3

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.053 -3.2 0.1 -1.6 -0.8 0.1

Other linens(1)(2)

0.172 -1.8 -0.2 1.2 -2.3 -0.2

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.756 -3.5 -0.7 -1.3 -0.7 -0.7

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.267 -1.8 -0.5 -1.4 -0.4 -0.5

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

0.353 -4.8 -0.7 -1.6 -1.2 -0.7

Other furniture(2)

0.127 -3.0 -1.0 0.6 0.9 0.0

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

           

Appliances(2)

0.273 -4.5 0.4 0.3 -0.9 0.5

Major appliances(2)

0.149 -6.2 0.6 0.5 -1.0 0.4

Laundry equipment(3)

  -6.8 1.9 -0.2 -2.2 2.0

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.120 -2.5 0.2 0.4 -0.3 0.2

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.484 -3.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.6 0.6

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.263 -5.3 -0.8 0.4 -1.0 -0.8

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.104 -0.3 0.2 -1.0 -0.2 0.2

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.044 0.6 0.4 2.5 -0.5 0.4

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.073 -3.5 1.8 -1.4 0.0 1.9

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.699 -1.7 0.1 -0.2 0.2 0.5

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.185 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.4 1.0

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.363 -2.3 -0.3 -0.3 0.2 -0.2

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.836 -1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1

Household cleaning products(1)(2)

0.328 -2.2 0.2 -1.0 -0.3 0.2

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.246 -0.2 0.2 -0.4 -0.5 0.2

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.263 -0.1 -0.8 0.1 -0.1 -0.8

Apparel

3.348 0.5 3.7 0.2 -0.2 0.0

Men's and boys' apparel

0.839 -0.4 2.4 0.6 -2.0 1.2

Men's apparel

0.669 -0.1 1.9 0.8 -1.3 1.2

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.109 2.0 5.9 -2.1 -0.7 3.2

Men's furnishings

0.191 -0.9 -0.2 1.7 -0.5 0.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.194 -3.2 4.6 1.2 -4.0 2.5

Men's pants and shorts

0.168 3.7 -1.5 0.2 0.4 -1.3

Boys' apparel

0.171 -1.7 4.5 -0.7 -4.5 0.7

Women's and girls' apparel

1.442 0.4 5.5 -1.0 0.7 -1.1

Women's apparel

1.221 0.7 4.9 -1.3 1.5 -1.6

Women's outerwear

0.111 11.3 11.7 -4.6 4.6 -4.2

Women's dresses

0.146 0.1 14.7 -1.8 -0.8 4.2

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.573 -2.0 5.5 -0.9 1.0 -1.3

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

0.383 2.7 -1.7 -1.1 -0.2 -1.0

Girls' apparel

0.221 -1.2 8.7 0.5 -3.5 1.6

Footwear

0.714 2.3 2.8 2.2 0.2 0.6

Men's footwear(1)

0.219 2.0 0.9 0.4 -0.2 0.9

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.170 7.8 2.2 3.8 -0.4 -1.0

Women's footwear

0.324 -0.1 4.3 2.0 1.3 0.8

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.131 2.0 1.8 0.0 -0.4 -0.1

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.222 -2.3 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.5

Watches(1)(6)

0.047 1.9 2.4 0.7 -0.9 2.4

Jewelry(6)

0.176 -3.8 0.1 0.7 -0.1 0.3

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.722 -0.1 -0.4 0.1 0.0 0.0

New vehicles

3.490 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.0

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  0.3 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.0

New cars(3)

  -0.4 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0

New trucks(3)(11)

  1.0 0.0 0.5 0.4 0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.696 -0.4 -1.4 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.430 -0.6 -0.3 0.1 0.1 -0.3

Tires(1)

0.282 -1.6 -0.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.4

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.147 1.3 -0.1 -0.2 0.7 -0.1

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

  0.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

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

  2.6 -0.7 -1.1 1.5 -0.7

Medical care commodities

1.724 2.9 0.5 0.3 -0.1 0.5

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.650 3.1 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.5

Prescription drugs

1.303 3.8 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.3

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.347 0.6 1.5 0.2 -0.7 1.5

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.075 -0.5 -0.1 0.5 -0.2 -0.1

Recreation commodities(9)

2.003 -2.2 0.1 -0.8 -0.3 0.2

Video and audio products(9)

0.300 -8.1 -0.9 -1.9 -0.3 -0.8

Televisions

0.141 -13.8 -1.2 -1.9 -0.3 -0.8

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.031 2.9 0.7 -0.5 1.1 0.7

Audio equipment

0.068 -6.9 -1.1 -3.0 -1.0 -1.3

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

0.044 -2.4 -1.6 -1.5 -0.3 -1.6

Pets and pet products(1)

0.642 -0.2 0.9 -0.9 -0.2 0.9

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  0.0 0.4 -0.6 0.3 0.4

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

  0.0 1.4 -0.9 -0.9 1.4

Sporting goods(1)

0.400 -0.4 0.4 -0.6 -0.3 0.4

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.181 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Sports equipment

0.214 -1.6 0.7 -0.8 -0.3 0.8

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.061 0.5 0.1 -1.9 2.2 0.3

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

    0.1 2.2 2.2 0.1

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -2.8 0.2 -1.8 1.8 0.7

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.214 1.7 0.0 -0.2 -0.5 0.0

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.119 4.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.5 -0.1

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.093 -1.3 0.2 -0.5 -0.4 0.2

Other recreational goods(2)

0.386 -4.8 -0.8 0.0 -0.6 -0.2

Toys

0.283 -6.0 -1.3 0.1 -0.8 -0.4

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

  -4.1 -1.4 0.5 -0.9 -0.9

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(1)(2)

0.051 -1.8 -0.4 -0.9 0.4 -0.4

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.040 0.2 1.3 0.3 -0.8 1.3

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.619 -3.3 -0.7 -0.2 -0.1 -0.7

Educational books and supplies

0.196 4.6 0.8 0.3 1.5 0.3

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  5.1 1.0 0.5 2.2 1.0

Information technology commodities(9)

0.423 -7.0 -1.4 -0.4 -0.8 -1.2

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.283 -8.0 -1.2 -1.0 -1.3 -1.0

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.068 -3.4 -1.2 1.0 0.5 -1.2

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

0.072 -6.7 -2.2 0.7 0.2 -2.2

Alcoholic beverages

0.998 1.2 0.0 -0.1 0.8 0.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.590 0.8 -0.2 -0.1 1.1 0.0

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 1.6 0.1 -0.3 0.9 0.1

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.073 0.9 0.3 0.5 0.0 0.4

Whiskey at home(3)

  1.9 0.5 0.3 -0.3 0.3

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

  0.0 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.5

Wine at home

0.249 -0.2 -0.5 0.2 1.5 -0.6

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.408 1.8 0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.2

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

  1.9 0.4 -0.1 0.2 0.4

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

  1.8 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.1

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

  1.5 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

Other goods(9)

1.609 1.6 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.700 2.0 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.1

Cigarettes(1)(2)

0.645 2.2 -0.1 -0.3 0.1 -0.1

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.049 0.1 0.6 -0.5 -0.4 0.6

Personal care products(1)

0.720 1.3 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.2

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

0.367 0.8 0.4 0.7 0.4 0.4

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

0.346 1.8 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.190 1.1 0.0 0.5 0.1 -0.1

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  2.1 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.4

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

  -1.3 0.0 -0.5 -1.0 0.0

Services less energy services

57.222 2.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2

Shelter

32.066 3.0 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3

Rent of shelter(13)

31.701 2.9 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3

Rent of primary residence(8)

6.971 3.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Lodging away from home(2)

0.929 5.0 -2.6 0.2 0.8 0.5

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

0.168 2.7 0.7 0.3 -0.5 0.2

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.761 5.5 -3.4 0.1 1.2 0.6

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

23.800 2.7 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

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

22.412 2.7 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.366 6.0 0.3 0.8 0.3 0.3

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.188 3.8 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.4

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.915 4.3 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.4

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.272 2.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1

Household operations(1)(2)

0.833 2.7 -0.1 0.4 0.3 -0.1

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.273 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.271 2.7 -0.1 0.3 0.2 -0.1

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.119 3.3 -0.3 0.8 1.3 0.5

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.064 3.4 0.4 1.6 0.0 0.4

Medical care services

5.825 1.7 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1

Professional services

2.978 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0

Physicians' services(8)

1.563 1.4 0.0 -0.2 0.4 0.0

Dental services(8)

0.792 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.278 1.1 0.1 -0.5 0.0 0.1

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.345 0.7 -0.2 0.2 -0.3 -0.1

Hospital and related services

2.104 3.5 0.3 0.4 -0.1 0.2

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.803 3.7 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.3

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

  4.5 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.1

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

  3.3 0.5 0.5 -0.3 0.4

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

0.171 3.3 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.4

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

0.130 1.4 0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.1

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.743 -2.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1

Transportation services

5.499 1.4 -0.1 -0.7 -0.6 0.1

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.385 -2.3 0.8 -0.3 0.4 0.0

Car and truck rental(2)

0.076 -3.6 -8.6 0.7 -2.3 -3.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.143 1.6 0.4 0.2 -0.1 0.4

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.056 1.8 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 -0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.482 1.5 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.1

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.574 1.8 0.8 0.1 -0.3 0.8

Motor vehicle insurance

2.212 4.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.4

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.560 -0.3 -1.0 0.1 0.0 -1.0

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

0.313 -1.0 -1.6 0.4 0.0 -1.6

Parking and other fees(2)

0.228 0.7 -0.1 -0.5 0.1 0.0

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

  1.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2

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

  -1.5 -0.7 -0.1 0.1 -0.7

Public transportation

1.123 -2.2 -0.8 -4.0 -3.3 -0.1

Airline fare

0.713 -3.0 -1.1 -5.9 -4.7 -0.5

Other intercity transportation

0.152 -3.8 -1.2 -0.7 -0.8 -0.3

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

           

Intercity train fare(3)(4)

  -3.0 -6.6   -1.4 2.1

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  -5.2 -1.7 -0.6 -2.0 -1.7

Intracity transportation(1)

0.255 1.0 0.5 0.4 -0.1 0.5

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

  1.0 0.6 0.3 -0.2 0.6

Recreation services(9)

3.695 1.3 -0.1 0.2 -0.5 0.0

Video and audio services(9)

1.534 1.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.6 0.2

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.444 2.0 0.2 -0.1 -0.6 0.3

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

0.090 -7.2 -0.6 -2.0 -1.6 -0.6

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

  -10.8 -0.6 -2.1 -2.7 -0.6

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

  -1.0 0.0 -1.0 -0.2 0.0

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.391 3.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  2.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  3.5 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.061 2.6 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.4

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  2.4 0.2 0.0 1.1 0.2

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  3.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.6

Other recreation services(2)

1.708 0.8 -0.4 0.6 -0.5 -0.4

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

0.599 0.3 -0.3 0.6 -0.7 -0.3

Admissions(1)

0.635 1.2 -0.8 0.8 -0.4 -0.8

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

  1.8 -0.6 0.8 -0.3 -0.6

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

  1.3 -0.2 0.6 -0.7 -0.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.206 1.8 0.4 0.3 -0.2 0.4

Education and communication services(9)

6.390 1.7 0.3 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.053 3.2 0.7 0.1 -0.1 0.1

College tuition and fees

1.812 3.4 0.6 0.1 -0.5 -0.1

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.368 3.9 1.0 0.4 0.1 0.4

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.709 2.6 0.9 0.0 0.5 0.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.038 1.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.143 4.0 -0.1 0.4 0.4 0.4

Postage(1)

0.129 4.1 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.5

Delivery services(1)(2)

0.014 3.6 -0.6 0.0 0.0 -0.6

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.479 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.654 -1.3 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.825 2.3 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1

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

0.704 1.3 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.727 1.6 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0

Personal care services(1)

0.624 1.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0

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

0.624 1.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0

Miscellaneous personal services

1.102 1.9 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.1

Legal services(6)

0.313 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Funeral expenses(6)

0.170 1.5 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.271 2.3 0.1 -0.1 0.6 0.1

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

0.033 2.0 -0.4 0.3 0.1 -0.4

Financial services(1)(6)

0.223 2.2 0.0 0.8 0.2 0.0

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

  -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

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

  4.3 0.0 0.7 0.2 0.0

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, September 2014
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Aug.
2014
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Sep.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sep.
2014
Sep.
2013-
Sep.
2014
Aug.
2014-
Sep.
2014
Jun.
2014-
Jul.
2014
Jul.
2014-
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2014-
Sep.
2014

All items less food

86.049 233.650 236.938 237.017 1.4 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0

All items less shelter

67.934 224.988 227.302 227.361 1.1 0.0 0.0 -0.4 0.0

All items less food and shelter

53.983 221.483 222.833 222.712 0.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.500 218.600 219.892 220.472 0.9 0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.0

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

42.804 222.606 223.910 224.646 0.9 0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.1

All items less medical care

92.451 224.731 228.245 228.397 1.6 0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.1

All items less energy

90.517 234.530 238.454 239.038 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2

Commodities

38.824 188.278 188.872 189.027 0.4 0.1 0.1 -0.5 0.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.648 147.956 146.595 147.612 -0.2 0.7 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Commodities less food

24.873 164.770 163.168 163.070 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -1.0 -0.2

Commodities less food and beverages

23.875 162.130 160.418 160.318 -1.1 -0.1 -0.1 -1.0 -0.2

Services

61.176 279.693 286.427 286.632 2.5 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.476 306.440 312.720 312.580 2.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 0.0

Services less medical care services

55.352 266.192 272.816 273.002 2.6 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2

Durables(2)

8.997 111.678 110.475 110.047 -1.5 -0.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4

Nondurables

29.827 226.324 228.044 228.554 1.0 0.2 0.0 -0.7 0.0

Nondurables less food

15.876 215.077 213.286 213.553 -0.7 0.1 -0.1 -1.5 -0.2

Nondurables less food and beverages

14.878 213.707 211.685 211.968 -0.8 0.1 -0.1 -1.7 -0.3

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

11.530 270.894 270.054 267.652 -1.2 -0.9 -0.2 -2.0 -0.4

Nondurables less food and apparel

12.528 266.440 265.859 263.683 -1.0 -0.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.4

Housing

41.619 228.808 234.571 234.675 2.6 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.2

Education and communication(3)

7.009 136.723 138.139 138.474 1.3 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Education(3)

3.248 227.833 233.634 235.378 3.3 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.1

Communication(3)

3.761 82.446 82.229 82.071 -0.5 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

Information and information processing(3)

3.618 78.711 78.374 78.219 -0.6 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

Information technology, hardware and services(4)

1.139 8.459 8.345 8.295 -1.9 -0.6 -0.1 -0.3 -0.5

Recreation(3)

5.698 115.203 115.311 115.286 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.4 0.0

Video and audio(3)

1.834 99.566 99.267 99.276 -0.3 0.0 -0.5 -0.6 0.1

Pets, pet products and services(3)

1.033 164.511 165.174 166.172 1.0 0.6 -0.5 -0.1 0.6

Photography(3)

0.123 77.312 78.494 78.679 1.8 0.2 -0.8 1.4 0.3

Food and beverages

14.949 237.444 243.497 244.260 2.9 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Domestically produced farm food

6.948 241.644 249.398 250.277 3.6 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3

Other services

11.812 330.723 335.433 335.967 1.6 0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.0

Apparel less footwear

2.635 123.425 118.796 123.430 0.0 3.9 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2

Fuels and utilities

5.400 230.318 239.790 238.285 3.5 -0.6 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1

Household energy

4.212 199.186 207.603 205.878 3.4 -0.8 -0.3 -0.6 -0.2

Medical care

7.549 428.026 435.777 436.575 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2

Transportation

16.492 218.088 218.279 216.383 -0.8 -0.9 -0.3 -1.5 -0.3

Private transportation

15.368 213.435 213.873 211.998 -0.7 -0.9 0.0 -1.4 -0.3

New and used motor vehicles(3)

5.753 101.210 101.416 100.937 -0.3 -0.5 0.1 0.0 0.0

Utilities and public transportation

10.188 214.279 218.832 218.044 1.8 -0.4 -0.5 -0.6 0.0

Household furnishings and operations

4.153 124.314 122.741 122.580 -1.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3 0.0

Other goods and services

3.336 402.675 408.898 409.059 1.6 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0

Personal care

2.637 215.410 218.423 218.563 1.5 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1

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

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, September 2014
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Sep. 2014 from: Percent change to Aug. 2014 from:
Sep.
2013
Jul.
2014
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2013
Jun.
2014
Jul.
2014

U.S. city average

M

1.7 -0.1 0.1 1.7 -0.2 -0.2

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

1.2 -0.3 0.0 1.3 -0.1 -0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.1 -0.2 0.0 1.4 -0.1 -0.2

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

M

1.3 -0.5 0.0 1.2 -0.3 -0.5

Midwest urban

M

1.6 0.0 0.1 1.6 -0.4 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.5 -0.2 0.0 1.4 -0.5 -0.2

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

M

1.9 0.1 0.3 2.0 -0.4 -0.2

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.7 0.2 0.3 1.2 -0.1 -0.1

South urban

M

1.7 -0.1 0.1 1.7 -0.3 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.8 0.0 0.1 1.8 -0.2 -0.1

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

M

1.5 -0.2 0.1 1.5 -0.4 -0.3

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

2.7 0.0 0.0 2.3 0.1 0.0

West urban

M

2.0 0.0 0.1 2.1 0.0 -0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.1 -0.1 0.1 2.3 0.0 -0.1

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

M

1.6 0.0 0.1 1.5 -0.1 -0.1

Size classes

A(4)

M

1.6 -0.1 0.1 1.8 -0.2 -0.2

B/C(3)

M

1.5 -0.2 0.1 1.5 -0.3 -0.2

D

M

2.4 0.3 0.2 2.1 0.2 0.1

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

2.1 0.1 0.0 1.9 -0.3 0.1

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

1.7 0.0 0.0 1.8 0.0 -0.1

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

M

1.0 -0.2 0.0 1.3 -0.1 -0.2

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

1

1.6 0.2        

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

1.3 -0.5        

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

1.1 -0.1        

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

1

1.3 0.2        

Atlanta, GA

2

      2.2 -0.1  

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

      1.0 -1.0  

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

      2.6 -0.3  

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

      2.4 -0.1  

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

2

      1.3 0.0  

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

      3.0 0.0  

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

      1.8 -0.2  

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, September 2014
[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

December 2010

    1.3 1.5

December 2011

    2.9 3.0

January 2012

0.5 0.4 2.9 2.9

February 2012

0.4 0.4 2.8 2.9

March 2012

0.7 0.8 2.6 2.7

April 2012

0.3 0.3 2.2 2.3

May 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.7 1.7

June 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.6 1.7

July 2012

-0.2 -0.2 1.3 1.4

August 2012

0.5 0.6 1.6 1.7

September 2012

0.4 0.4 1.8 2.0

October 2012

-0.1 0.0 1.9 2.2

November 2012

-0.5 -0.5 1.5 1.8

December 2012

-0.3 -0.3 1.5 1.7

January 2013

0.3 0.3 1.3 1.6

February 2013

0.8 0.8 1.7 2.0

March 2013

0.3 0.3 1.3 1.5

April 2013

-0.1 -0.1 0.9 1.1

May 2013

0.2 0.2 1.1 1.4

June 2013

0.2 0.2 1.5 1.8

July 2013

0.0 0.0 1.7 2.0

August 2013

0.1 0.1 1.3 1.5

September 2013

0.1 0.1 1.0 1.2

October 2013

-0.3 -0.3 0.8 1.0

November 2013

-0.2 -0.2 1.1 1.2

December 2013

0.0 0.0 1.3 1.5

January 2014

0.4 0.4 1.4 1.6

February 2014

0.4 0.4 1.0 1.1

March 2014

0.6 0.6 1.4 1.5

April 2014

0.3 0.3 1.8 2.0

May 2014

0.3 0.3 2.0 2.1

June 2014

0.2 0.2 2.0 2.1

July 2014

-0.1 0.0 1.9 2.0

August 2014

-0.2 -0.2 1.5 1.7

September 2014

0.1 0.1 1.5 1.7

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

NOTE: Indexes for 2014 are intial estimates. Indexes for 2013 are interim adjustments. Data prior to 2013 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, September 2014, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Aug.
2014
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Aug. 2014-
Sep. 2014
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Aug. 2014-
Sep. 2014(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.1   0.03 L-Jul. 2014 0.1

Food

13.951 0.3 0.044 0.07 L-Jul. 2014 0.4

Food at home

8.259 0.3 0.026 0.12 L-Jul. 2014 0.4

Cereals and bakery products

1.129 -0.4 -0.005 0.30 S-Feb. 2014 -0.4

Cereals and cereal products

0.372 -0.7 -0.003 0.50 S-Apr. 2014 -0.8

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.050 -1.2 -0.001 0.71 S-Apr. 2014 -1.6

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.193 -1.2 -0.002 0.71 S-Feb. 2014 -1.3

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.129 -0.9 -0.001 0.70 S-Jun. 2014 -1.2

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  -0.3   0.57 L-Jul. 2014 0.9

Bakery products

0.757 -0.3 -0.002 0.39 S-Oct. 2013 -0.8

Bread(5)

0.225 0.0 0.000 0.59 S-Jun. 2014 0.0

White bread(4)(6)

  0.0   0.85 S-Jun. 2014 -0.6

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  0.1   0.86 L-Jul. 2014 0.7

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

0.113 -0.2 0.000 0.76 S-Jun. 2014 -0.6

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.185 -0.3 -0.001 0.70 S-Jul. 2014 -0.3

Cookies(4)(6)

  -1.5   1.12 S-Sep. 2009 -1.8

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  0.8   0.75 L-May 2014 1.2

Other bakery products

0.235 -0.3 -0.001 0.76 L-Jul. 2014 0.3

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

  -1.8   0.97 S-Apr. 2012 -2.4

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  -0.8   1.51 S-Jul. 2014 -1.0

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

  0.8   0.91 L-Jul. 2014 2.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.968 0.7 0.013 0.24 S-Jul. 2014 0.3

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.848 0.9 0.017 0.25 S-Jul. 2014 0.3

Meats

1.201 1.2 0.015 0.31 S-Jul. 2014 0.3

Beef and veal(4)

0.554 2.0 0.011 0.44 S-Jul. 2014 0.4

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.221 3.5 0.008 0.62 L-Feb. 2014 3.8

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.081 -0.3 0.000 1.04 S-Jun. 2014 -0.7

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.202 1.0 0.002 0.83 S-Jul. 2014 0.5

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.049 2.9 0.001 0.70 S-Jul. 2014 1.9

Pork

0.384 -0.2 -0.001 0.50 S-Nov. 2013 -0.4

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.147 -1.1 -0.002 0.72 S-May 2013 -1.1

Bacon and related products(6)

  -0.5   0.81 S-Jul. 2014 -2.1

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  -1.0   1.04 S-Nov. 2013 -1.8

Ham

0.079 1.4 0.001 1.16 S-Jun. 2014 0.2

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  1.6   1.09 S-Jun. 2014 1.1

Pork chops

0.065 -1.5 -0.001 1.18 S-Jun. 2014 -1.5

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.093 0.4 0.000 1.07 S-Jul. 2014 -0.3

Other meats

0.263 1.8 0.005 0.54 L-Apr. 2011 2.1

Frankfurters(6)

  4.0   1.56 L-Apr. 2014 4.5

Lunchmeats(4)(5)(6)

  0.8   0.62 S-Jul. 2014 0.5

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  0.6   1.55 S-Jun. 2014 -2.1

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

  0.9   1.95 S-Jun. 2014 -3.4

Poultry

0.358 0.0 0.000 0.54 S-Jun. 2014 -0.1

Chicken(5)

0.290 0.0 0.000 0.67 S-Jun. 2014 -0.2

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  -0.6   1.51 S-Jun. 2014 -2.7

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  -0.1   0.88 - -

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.068 0.7 0.000 0.72 L-May 2014 1.3

Fish and seafood(4)

0.289 0.5 0.002 0.52 - -

Fresh fish and seafood(4)(5)

0.149 1.1 0.002 0.82 L-May 2014 2.2

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.141 0.4 0.001 0.64 L-May 2014 1.1

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  0.3   0.82 L-Jul. 2014 0.3

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  0.5   0.79 S-Jul. 2014 -0.4

Eggs

0.120 -2.8 -0.003 0.76 S-Sep. 2012 -3.6

Dairy and related products(4)

0.874 0.5 0.005 0.25 S-Jul. 2014 0.3

Milk(4)(5)

0.277 0.7 0.002 0.37 L-Mar. 2014 1.8

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

  1.3   0.56 L-Mar. 2014 2.2

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

  0.5   0.46 L-Mar. 2014 1.7

Cheese and related products(4)

0.281 -0.7 -0.002 0.47 S-Jan. 2014 -1.3

Ice cream and related products

0.116 1.8 0.002 0.89 L-Jan. 2013 2.4

Other dairy and related products(5)

0.200 0.3 0.001 0.51 L-Jul. 2014 1.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.332 0.1 0.001 0.37 L-May 2014 1.1

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.028 0.2 0.002 0.44 L-May 2014 1.2

Fresh fruits

0.563 1.3 0.007 0.60 L-Apr. 2014 1.4

Apples

0.097 -3.2 -0.003 0.94 L-Jul. 2014 -1.5

Bananas

0.087 -0.3 0.000 0.73 S-Jul. 2014 -0.7

Citrus fruits(5)

0.167 0.7 0.001 1.31 L-May 2014 0.9

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  1.6   1.43 L-Mar. 2014 5.6

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.213 3.6 0.009 1.10 L-Jul. 2014 3.7

Fresh vegetables

0.465 -1.1 -0.005 0.70 - -

Potatoes

0.083 0.0 0.000 1.29 L-Jun. 2014 0.8

Lettuce

0.067 -0.3 0.000 2.10 L-Jun. 2014 7.9

Tomatoes(4)

0.081 -0.7 -0.001 1.48 L-Jul. 2014 -0.4

Other fresh vegetables

0.235 0.2 0.000 0.80 L-Jun. 2014 1.1

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.304 -0.4 -0.001 0.47 S-Apr. 2014 -1.1

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.160 -1.8 -0.003 0.77 S-Dec. 2012 -2.0

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  -1.6   0.91 S-Dec. 2012 -2.8

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  -1.6   0.88 S-Jun. 2014 -1.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.088 2.2 0.002 0.86 L-Oct. 2011 2.3

Frozen vegetables(6)

  2.8   1.01 L-Oct. 2011 3.1

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.057 0.2 0.000 0.80 S-Jul. 2014 -0.5

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

  1.0   1.05 L-May 2014 1.6

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.935 0.2 0.002 0.35 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.681 0.2 0.001 0.45 L-Jun. 2014 0.2

Carbonated drinks

0.282 0.2 0.001 0.65 L-Jul. 2014 0.3

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.013 0.5 0.000 0.67 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.386 0.3 0.001 0.69 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.254 0.5 0.001 0.46 S-Jun. 2014 0.0

Coffee

0.158 0.5 0.001 0.65 S-May 2014 0.4

Roasted coffee(6)

  0.5   0.69 S-Jun. 2014 0.5

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  0.8   0.98 L-Jul. 2014 1.0

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.096 0.4 0.000 0.57 L-Jul. 2014 0.6

Other food at home

2.021 0.5 0.010 0.25 L-Jul. 2014 0.7

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.292 1.6 0.005 0.52 L-Sep. 2011 1.7

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.054 0.7 0.000 0.65 L-Jun. 2014 1.7

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.178 2.1 0.004 0.85 L-Sep. 2011 2.5

Other sweets(5)

0.060 0.6 0.000 0.58 L-Jun. 2014 0.9

Fats and oils

0.246 0.6 0.002 0.42 L-Jul. 2014 0.7

Butter and margarine(5)

0.076 1.2 0.001 0.67 - -

Butter(6)

  2.3   0.88 L-Jul. 2014 2.8

Margarine(6)

  -0.5   0.99 S-Jun. 2014 -0.5

Salad dressing(4)(5)

0.061 0.6 0.000 0.83 L-Jul. 2014 0.6

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.109 0.0 0.000 0.69 S-Jun. 2014 -0.6

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  0.5   0.88 L-Oct. 2013 1.1

Other foods

1.483 0.3 0.004 0.30 L-Jul. 2014 0.9

Soups

0.101 -1.4 -0.001 1.07 S-Feb. 2014 -1.5

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.281 0.0 0.000 0.64 L-Jul. 2014 1.5

Snacks(4)

0.323 -0.1 0.000 0.78 S-Jun. 2014 -0.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.294 1.2 0.004 0.69 L-May 2014 1.2

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

  0.5   1.28 S-Jul. 2014 -0.9

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

  5.6   1.84 L-Aug. 2013 5.9

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  1.3   1.16 L-May 2014 3.1

Other condiments(6)

  -3.1   0.73 S-Jun. 2014 -5.8

Baby food(4)(5)

0.054 -0.2 0.000 0.47 S-Jun. 2014 -1.0

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.431 -0.2 -0.001 0.57 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  1.4   0.70 L-Jun. 2013 2.4

Food away from home(4)

5.691 0.3 0.018 0.05 L-Jul. 2014 0.3

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.761 0.2 0.005 0.07 S-Jun. 2014 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.349 0.4 0.009 0.09 L-Apr. 2014 0.4

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.206 0.3 0.001 0.13 L-Jun. 2014 1.2

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

  0.5   0.09 L-Jun. 2014 1.3

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

0.063 -0.5 0.000 0.17 S-May 2014 -0.6

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.313 0.2 0.001 0.11 L-Jun. 2014 0.3

Energy

9.483 -0.7 -0.065 0.14 L-Jul. 2014 -0.3

Energy commodities

5.529 -1.1 -0.057 0.15 L-Jul. 2014 -0.3

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.258 -1.0 -0.002 0.34 S-Jun. 2014 -2.0

Fuel oil(4)

0.164 -2.1 -0.003 0.34 S-Apr. 2014 -3.0

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

0.094 0.5 0.001 0.68 L-Jul. 2014 2.7

Motor fuel

5.271 -1.1 -0.055 0.16 L-Jul. 2014 -0.3

Gasoline (all types)

5.187 -1.0 -0.052 0.16 L-Jul. 2014 -0.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  -1.0   0.39 L-Jul. 2014 -0.4

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  -0.8   0.40 L-Jul. 2014 -0.3

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  -1.2   0.37 L-Jul. 2014 -0.4

Other motor fuels(5)

0.084 -2.2 -0.002 0.14 S-Mar. 2014 -3.4

Energy services(11)

3.954 -0.2 -0.007 0.25 L-May 2014 1.4

Electricity(11)

3.085 -0.7 -0.022 0.33 S-Apr. 2014 -2.6

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.869 1.6 0.014 0.19 L-Mar. 2014 7.5

All items less food and energy

76.566 0.1 0.107 0.04 L-Jul. 2014 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.344 0.0 0.007 0.10 L-Jul. 2014 0.0

Household furnishings and supplies(4)(12)

3.320 -0.1 -0.005 0.13 L-Jun. 2014 0.0

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

0.272 0.0 0.000 0.53 L-Jul. 2014 0.6

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.047 0.3 0.000 0.45 S-Jun. 2014 0.2

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.053 0.1 0.000 0.54 L-Jun. 2014 0.2

Other linens(4)(5)

0.172 -0.2 0.000 0.87 L-Jul. 2014 1.2

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.756 -0.7 -0.005 0.27 - -

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.267 -0.5 -0.001 0.39 S-Jul. 2014 -1.4

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

0.353 -0.7 -0.002 0.39 L-Jun. 2014 0.6

Other furniture(5)

0.127 0.0 0.000 0.77 S-Jun. 2014 -0.8

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

           

Appliances(5)

0.273 0.5 0.001 0.46 L-Nov. 2012 0.5

Major appliances(5)

0.149 0.4 0.001 0.68 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

Laundry equipment(6)

  2.0   0.84 L-Jan. 2012 3.0

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.120 0.2 0.000 0.52 L-Jul. 2014 0.4

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.484 0.6 0.003 0.38 L-Sep. 2013 0.6

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.263 -0.8 -0.002 0.61 L-Jul. 2014 0.4

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.104 0.2 0.000 0.72 L-Jun. 2014 0.8

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.044 0.4 0.000 1.00 L-Jul. 2014 2.5

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.073 1.9 0.001 0.52 L-EVER -

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.699 0.5 0.003 0.25 L-Feb. 2014 0.6

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.185 1.0 0.002 0.42 L-Feb. 2014 1.0

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.363 -0.2 -0.001 0.32 S-Jul. 2014 -0.3

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.836 -0.1 -0.001 0.20 L-Jun. 2014 -0.1

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.328 0.2 0.001 0.35 L-Jan. 2014 0.2

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.246 0.2 0.000 0.38 L-Apr. 2014 0.7

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.263 -0.8 -0.002 0.38 S-Sep. 2013 -0.8

Apparel

3.348 0.0 -0.001 0.47 L-Jul. 2014 0.2

Men's and boys' apparel

0.839 1.2 0.010 0.90 L-Jul. 2012 1.4

Men's apparel

0.669 1.2 0.008 1.08 L-Feb. 2014 1.2

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.109 3.2 0.003 2.92 L-Feb. 2013 3.6

Men's furnishings

0.191 0.5 0.001 1.13 L-Jul. 2014 1.7

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.194 2.5 0.005 1.68 L-Feb. 2009 5.8

Men's pants and shorts

0.168 -1.3 -0.002 1.75 S-Jan. 2014 -4.1

Boys' apparel

0.171 0.7 0.001 1.33 L-Apr. 2014 2.8

Women's and girls' apparel

1.442 -1.1 -0.016 0.87 S-Mar. 2013 -1.1

Women's apparel

1.221 -1.6 -0.020 0.87 S-Sep. 2011 -2.0

Women's outerwear

0.111 -4.2 -0.005 2.44 S-Jul. 2014 -4.6

Women's dresses

0.146 4.2 0.006 2.82 L-Mar. 2012 7.5

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.573 -1.3 -0.008 1.14 S-Feb. 2014 -1.4

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

0.383 -1.0 -0.004 0.97 S-Jul. 2014 -1.1

Girls' apparel

0.221 1.6 0.004 2.02 L-Apr. 2014 5.1

Footwear

0.714 0.6 0.004 0.71 L-Jul. 2014 2.2

Men's footwear(4)

0.219 0.9 0.002 1.16 L-Jun. 2014 1.6

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.170 -1.0 -0.002 1.16 S-Mar. 2014 -1.2

Women's footwear

0.324 0.8 0.003 0.92 S-Jun. 2014 -1.6

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.131 -0.1 0.000 0.88 L-Jul. 2014 0.0

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.222 0.5 0.001 0.91 L-Jul. 2014 0.6

Watches(4)(9)

0.047 2.4 0.001 1.24 L-Sep. 2013 5.0

Jewelry(9)

0.176 0.3 0.000 1.13 L-Jul. 2014 0.7

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.722 0.0 -0.002 0.08 - -

New vehicles

3.490 0.0 0.001 0.13 S-Jun. 2014 -0.3

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  0.0   0.13 S-Jun. 2014 -0.3

New cars(6)

  0.0   0.12 L-Jul. 2014 0.1

New trucks(14)(6)

  0.1   0.13 S-Jun. 2014 -0.4

Used cars and trucks

1.696 -0.1 -0.001 0.06 L-May 2014 -0.1

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.430 -0.3 -0.001 0.20 S-Jun. 2014 -0.3

Tires(4)

0.282 -0.4 -0.001 0.25 S-Jun. 2014 -0.8

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.147 -0.1 0.000 0.25 S-Jul. 2014 -0.2

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

  0.2   0.22 - -

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

  -0.7   0.59 S-Jul. 2014 -1.1

Medical care commodities

1.724 0.5 0.008 0.20 L-Jun. 2014 0.7

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.650 0.5 0.008 0.20 L-Jun. 2014 0.6

Prescription drugs

1.303 0.3 0.005 0.21 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.347 1.5 0.005 0.47 L-EVER -

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.075 -0.1 0.000 0.39 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

Recreation commodities(12)

2.003 0.2 0.004 0.17 L-Feb. 2012 0.2

Video and audio products(12)

0.300 -0.8 -0.002 0.29 S-Jul. 2014 -1.9

Televisions

0.141 -0.8 -0.001 0.62 S-Jul. 2014 -1.9

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.031 0.7 0.000 0.78 S-Jul. 2014 -0.5

Audio equipment

0.068 -1.3 -0.001 0.56 S-Jul. 2014 -3.0

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

0.044 -1.6 -0.001 0.51 S-Oct. 2011 -1.6

Pets and pet products(4)

0.642 0.9 0.006 0.32 L-Aug. 2011 0.9

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  0.4   0.33 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

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

  1.4   0.58 L-Feb. 2011 1.8

Sporting goods(4)

0.400 0.4 0.002 0.39 L-Apr. 2014 0.8

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.181 0.1 0.000 0.47 L-Jun. 2014 0.2

Sports equipment

0.214 0.8 0.002 0.46 L-Apr. 2012 1.9

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.061 0.3 0.000 0.68 S-Jul. 2014 -1.9

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

  0.1   0.66 S-Jun. 2014 -0.7

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  0.7   0.69 S-Jul. 2014 -1.8

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.214 0.0 0.000 0.40 L-May 2014 0.7

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.119 -0.1 0.000 0.45 L-Jul. 2014 0.0

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.093 0.2 0.000 0.57 L-Apr. 2014 0.6

Other recreational goods(5)

0.386 -0.2 -0.001 0.53 L-Jul. 2014 0.0

Toys

0.283 -0.4 -0.001 0.56 L-Jul. 2014 0.1

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

  -0.9   0.57 - -

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)(5)

0.051 -0.4 0.000 1.16 S-Jul. 2014 -0.9

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.040 1.3 0.001 0.49 L-EVER -

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.619 -0.7 -0.005 0.28 S-Jan. 2014 -1.1

Educational books and supplies

0.196 0.3 0.001 0.38 S-Jul. 2014 0.3

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  1.0   0.33 S-Jul. 2014 0.5

Information technology commodities(12)

0.423 -1.2 -0.005 0.38 S-Jul. 2013 -1.2

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.283 -1.0 -0.003 0.46 L-Jul. 2014 -1.0

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.068 -1.2 -0.001 0.66 S-Dec. 2013 -1.7

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

0.072 -2.2 -0.002 0.71 S-Jun. 2014 -2.7

Alcoholic beverages

0.998 0.1 0.001 0.16 S-Jul. 2014 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.590 0.0 0.000 0.23 S-Jul. 2014 -0.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 0.1 0.000 0.27 S-Jul. 2014 -0.3

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.073 0.4 0.000 0.35 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

Whiskey at home(6)

  0.3   0.38 L-Jul. 2014 0.3

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

  0.5   0.46 L-Jul. 2014 0.6

Wine at home

0.249 -0.6 -0.002 0.40 S-Feb. 2014 -0.8

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.408 0.2 0.001 0.14 S-Jul. 2014 -0.1

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

  0.4   0.19 L-Oct. 2013 0.4

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

  0.1   0.32 S-Jul. 2014 0.0

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

  0.0   0.23 S-Jul. 2014 0.0

Other goods(12)

1.609 0.1 0.001 0.18 S-Jul. 2014 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products(4)

0.700 -0.1 0.000 0.15 S-Jul. 2014 -0.3

Cigarettes(4)(5)

0.645 -0.1 -0.001 0.16 S-Jul. 2014 -0.3

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.049 0.6 0.000 0.44 L-Jun. 2014 1.0

Personal care products(4)

0.720 0.2 0.002 0.42 S-Jun. 2014 0.0

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

0.367 0.4 0.001 0.52 - -

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

0.346 0.1 0.000 0.54 S-Jun. 2014 -0.4

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.190 -0.1 0.000 0.55 S-Apr. 2014 -0.2

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  0.4   0.53 L-Mar. 2014 0.9

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

  0.0   0.58 L-Jun. 2014 1.8

Services less energy services

57.222 0.2 0.100 0.04 L-May 2014 0.3

Shelter

32.066 0.3 0.086 0.05 L-Jul. 2014 0.3

Rent of shelter(16)

31.701 0.3 0.089 0.05 L-Jul. 2014 0.3

Rent of primary residence(11)

6.971 0.3 0.023 0.05 L-Jul. 2014 0.3

Lodging away from home(5)

0.929 0.5 0.005 1.12 S-Jul. 2014 0.2

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

0.168 0.2 0.000 0.07 L-Jul. 2014 0.3

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.761 0.6 0.004 1.39 S-Jul. 2014 0.1

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

23.800 0.2 0.058 0.04 - -

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

22.412 0.2 0.055 0.04 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.366 0.3 0.001 0.24 - -

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.188 0.4 0.004 0.11 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.915 0.4 0.004 0.14 L-Jul. 2014 0.6

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.272 0.1 0.000 0.15 L-Jul. 2014 0.1

Household operations(4)(5)

0.833 -0.1 0.000 0.12 S-Feb. 2014 -0.5

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.273 0.0 0.000 0.13 S-Jul. 2014 0.0

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.271 -0.1 0.000 0.07 S-May 2013 -0.2

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.119 0.5 0.001 0.56 S-May 2014 0.3

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.064 0.4 0.000 0.24 L-Jul. 2014 1.6

Medical care services

5.825 0.1 0.004 0.08 L-Jul. 2014 0.1

Professional services

2.978 0.0 0.001 0.08 S-Jul. 2014 0.0

Physicians' services(11)

1.563 0.0 0.001 0.12 S-Jul. 2014 -0.2

Dental services(11)

0.792 0.2 0.001 0.12 - -

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.278 0.1 0.000 0.26 L-May 2014 1.1

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.345 -0.1 0.000 0.10 L-Jul. 2014 0.2

Hospital and related services

2.104 0.2 0.005 0.13 L-Jul. 2014 0.4

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.803 0.3 0.006 0.15 L-Jul. 2014 0.4

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

  0.1   0.28 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

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

  0.4   0.29 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

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

0.171 0.4 0.001 0.12 S-Jul. 2014 0.1

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

0.130 0.1 0.000 0.09 L-Mar. 2014 0.4

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.743 -0.1 -0.001 0.09 L-Feb. 2014 0.4

Transportation services

5.499 0.1 0.005 0.13 L-Jun. 2014 0.1

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.385 0.0 0.000 0.43 S-Jul. 2014 -0.3

Car and truck rental(5)

0.076 -3.2 -0.002 1.51 S-Feb. 2012 -3.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.143 0.4 0.005 0.09 L-Jan. 2013 0.4

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.056 -0.1 0.000 0.13 S-Jul. 2014 -0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.482 0.1 0.000 0.15 S-May 2014 -0.3

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.574 0.8 0.004 0.13 L-Sep. 2011 0.9

Motor vehicle insurance

2.212 0.4 0.010 0.21 L-May 2014 0.6

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.560 -1.0 -0.005 0.07 S-EVER -

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

0.313 -1.6 -0.005 0.03 S-EVER -

Parking and other fees(5)

0.228 0.0 0.000 0.17 S-Jul. 2014 -0.5

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

  0.2   0.20 L-May 2014 0.2

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

  -0.7   0.26 S-Apr. 2014 -1.2

Public transportation

1.123 -0.1 -0.002 0.41 L-Jun. 2014 0.3

Airline fare

0.713 -0.5 -0.004 0.56 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Other intercity transportation

0.152 -0.3 0.000 0.79 L-Jun. 2014 0.0

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

           

Intercity train fare(7)(6)

  2.1   1.80 L-Jan. 2014 2.9

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  -1.7   0.75 L-Jul. 2014 -0.6

Intracity transportation(4)

0.255 0.5 0.001 0.03 L-Mar. 2013 2.8

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

  0.6   0.05 L-Mar. 2013 3.2

Recreation services(12)

3.695 0.0 -0.002 0.20 L-Jul. 2014 0.2

Video and audio services(12)

1.534 0.2 0.004 0.13 L-Jun. 2014 0.3

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.444 0.3 0.004 0.12 L-Jun. 2014 0.3

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

0.090 -0.6 -0.001 0.80 L-Jun. 2014 0.2

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

  -0.6   1.02 L-Jun. 2014 -0.1

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

  0.0   0.38 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.391 0.2 0.001 0.14 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.11 S-Feb. 2014 0.0

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.2   0.13 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.061 0.4 0.000 0.49 S-Jul. 2014 0.2

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.31 S-Jul. 2014 0.0

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  0.6   0.39 L-Apr. 2014 0.9

Other recreation services(5)

1.708 -0.4 -0.006 0.41 L-Jul. 2014 0.6

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

0.599 -0.3 -0.002 0.52 L-Jul. 2014 0.6

Admissions(4)

0.635 -0.8 -0.005 0.53 S-Feb. 2012 -0.9

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

  -0.6   0.44 S-Apr. 2013 -0.8

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

  -0.2   0.49 L-Jul. 2014 0.6

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.206 0.4 0.001 0.17 L-Jun. 2013 0.4

Education and communication services(12)

6.390 0.0 0.002 0.07 L-Jul. 2014 0.1

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.053 0.1 0.002 0.07 L-Jul. 2014 0.1

College tuition and fees

1.812 -0.1 -0.002 0.10 L-Jul. 2014 0.1

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.368 0.4 0.001 0.06 L-Jul. 2014 0.4

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.709 0.2 0.002 0.08 S-Jul. 2014 0.0

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.038 0.1 0.000 0.14 - -

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.143 0.4 0.001 0.02 - -

Postage(4)

0.129 0.5 0.001 0.00 L-Feb. 2014 2.4

Delivery services(4)(5)

0.014 -0.6 0.000 0.26 S-Apr. 2014 -0.7

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.479 0.0 0.000 0.10 - -

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.654 -0.1 -0.002 0.04 S-Jun. 2014 -0.1

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.825 0.1 0.001 0.21 L-Jul. 2014 0.1

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

0.704 -0.1 -0.001 0.26 - -

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.727 0.0 0.000 0.11 S-Jun. 2014 0.0

Personal care services(4)

0.624 0.0 0.000 0.15 S-Apr. 2014 0.0

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

0.624 0.0 0.000 0.15 S-Apr. 2014 0.0

Miscellaneous personal services

1.102 0.1 0.001 0.09 - -

Legal services(9)

0.313 0.0 0.000 0.19 S-Jul. 2014 0.0

Funeral expenses(9)

0.170 0.1 0.000 0.15 - -

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.271 0.1 0.000 0.09 S-Jul. 2014 -0.1

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

0.033 -0.4 0.000 0.22 S-Apr. 2013 -0.4

Financial services(4)(9)

0.223 0.0 0.000 0.22 S-Jun. 2014 -0.7

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

  0.0   0.04 S-Jul. 2014 0.0

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

  0.0   0.38 S-Jun. 2014 -0.8

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

86.049 0.0 0.042 0.04 L-Jul. 2014 0.0

All items less shelter

67.934 0.0 0.000 0.04 L-Jul. 2014 0.0

All items less food and shelter

53.983 -0.1 -0.044 0.05 L-Jul. 2014 -0.1

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.500 0.0 0.020 0.05 L-Jul. 2014 0.0

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

42.804 0.1 0.022 0.06 L-Jun. 2014 0.1

All items less medical care

92.451 0.1 0.074 0.04 L-Jul. 2014 0.1

All items less energy

90.517 0.2 0.151 0.04 L-May 2014 0.3

Commodities

38.824 0.0 -0.004 0.06 L-Jul. 2014 0.1

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.648 0.0 0.008 0.11 L-Jul. 2014 0.0

Commodities less food

24.873 -0.2 -0.048 0.09 L-Jul. 2014 -0.1

Commodities less food and beverages

23.875 -0.2 -0.049 0.09 L-Jul. 2014 -0.1

Services

61.176 0.2 0.093 0.04 L-May 2014 0.4

Services less rent of shelter(16)

29.476 0.0 0.008 0.06 L-Jun. 2014 0.1

Services less medical care services

55.352 0.2 0.098 0.04 L-Jun. 2014 0.2

Durables(4)

8.997 -0.4 -0.035 0.08 S-Oct. 2012 -0.4

Nondurables

29.827 0.0 -0.001 0.08 L-Jul. 2014 0.0

Nondurables less food

15.876 -0.2 -0.037 0.13 L-Jul. 2014 -0.1

Nondurables less food and beverages

14.878 -0.3 -0.038 0.14 L-Jul. 2014 -0.1

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

11.530 -0.4 -0.051 0.09 L-Jul. 2014 -0.2

Nondurables less food and apparel

12.528 -0.4 -0.050 0.09 L-Jul. 2014 -0.2

Housing

41.619 0.2 0.081 0.05 L-Jul. 2014 0.2

Education and communication(5)

7.009 0.0 -0.003 0.07 L-Jul. 2014 0.0

Education(5)

3.248 0.1 0.003 0.07 L-Jul. 2014 0.1

Communication(5)

3.761 -0.2 -0.006 0.09 S-Feb. 2014 -0.2

Information and information processing(5)

3.618 -0.2 -0.007 0.10 S-Feb. 2014 -0.3

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.139 -0.5 -0.006 0.21 S-Oct. 2013 -0.5

Recreation(5)

5.698 0.0 0.003 0.14 L-Jun. 2014 0.1

Video and audio(5)

1.834 0.1 0.001 0.13 L-Apr. 2014 0.1

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.033 0.6 0.006 0.21 L-Aug. 2011 0.7

Photography(5)

0.123 0.3 0.000 0.38 S-Jul. 2014 -0.8

Food and beverages

14.949 0.3 0.045 0.07 - -

Domestically produced farm food

6.948 0.3 0.019 0.13 - -

Other services

11.812 0.0 0.001 0.08 L-Jul. 2014 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.635 -0.2 -0.005 0.56 L-Jun. 2014 0.6

Fuels and utilities

5.400 -0.1 -0.006 0.18 L-May 2014 0.9

Household energy

4.212 -0.2 -0.010 0.23 L-May 2014 1.1

Medical care

7.549 0.2 0.012 0.08 L-Jul. 2014 0.2

Transportation

16.492 -0.3 -0.051 0.08 L-Jul. 2014 -0.3

Private transportation

15.368 -0.3 -0.050 0.08 L-Jul. 2014 0.0

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.753 0.0 -0.003 0.09 - -

Utilities and public transportation

10.188 0.0 -0.001 0.11 L-May 2014 1.0

Household furnishings and operations

4.153 0.0 0.000 0.11 L-Jun. 2014 0.2

Other goods and services

3.336 0.0 0.001 0.11 S-Apr. 2014 0.0

Personal care

2.637 0.1 0.002 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, September 2014, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Aug.
2014
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Sep. 2013-
Sep. 2014
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Sep. 2013-
Sep. 2014(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 1.7   0.08 - -

Food

13.951 3.0 0.414 0.11 L-Apr. 2012 3.1

Food at home

8.259 3.2 0.262 0.17 L-Apr. 2012 3.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.129 -0.1 -0.001 0.38 S-Jun. 2014 -0.3

Cereals and cereal products

0.372 -0.2 -0.001 0.61 S-Jun. 2014 -0.4

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.050 -1.2 -0.001 0.99 - -

Breakfast cereal

0.193 -0.7 -0.001 0.85 S-Feb. 2014 -0.7

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.129 0.6 0.001 0.97 S-Jul. 2014 0.1

Rice(4)(5)

  -0.4   1.33 L-Jul. 2014 1.3

Bakery products

0.757 -0.1 0.000 0.50 S-Jun. 2014 -0.2

Bread(4)

0.225 -0.1 0.000 1.01 S-Jul. 2014 -0.3

White bread(5)

  -1.1   1.53 S-Jul. 2014 -1.4

Bread other than white(5)

  0.5   1.52 L-Jul. 2014 0.7

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.113 0.2 0.000 1.14 L-Mar. 2014 0.8

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.185 -0.3 -0.001 1.10 S-May 2011 -0.6

Cookies(5)

  -0.8   1.44 S-Aug. 2011 -1.3

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  0.8   1.44 L-Jun. 2014 1.8

Other bakery products

0.235 0.0 0.000 1.22 L-Jul. 2014 1.5

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  -0.3   2.33 S-Jul. 2014 -1.7

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  1.2   1.95 L-Jul. 2014 3.6

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

  -0.7   1.33 S-Jun. 2014 -0.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.968 9.4 0.174 0.36 L-May 2004 10.0

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.848 9.5 0.165 0.38 L-May 2004 9.5

Meats

1.201 13.0 0.142 0.44 L-Jan. 2004 13.2

Beef and veal

0.554 17.8 0.087 0.58 L-Jan. 2004 20.4

Uncooked ground beef

0.221 17.2 0.034 0.78 L-Jan. 2004 19.1

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.081 19.9 0.014 1.32 L-Dec. 2003 23.5

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.202 16.8 0.030 1.03 L-Aug. 2004 18.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.049 20.7 0.009 1.34 L-Dec. 2003 21.7

Pork

0.384 11.4 0.040 0.76 S-Jul. 2014 10.9

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.147 7.0 0.010 0.95 S-Mar. 2014 6.0

Bacon and related products(5)

  3.8   1.63 S-Mar. 2014 3.8

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  9.7   1.41 S-Apr. 2014 8.1

Ham

0.079 11.2 0.008 1.88 L-Dec. 2010 11.3

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  13.1   1.79 L-Jun. 2005 14.7

Pork chops

0.065 11.0 0.006 1.36 S-Jul. 2014 10.4

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.093 20.0 0.016 1.65 L-EVER -

Other meats

0.263 6.0 0.015 0.98 L-Dec. 2011 6.7

Frankfurters(5)

  6.0   2.37 L-Jul. 2014 6.9

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  6.0   0.97 L-Apr. 2009 6.7

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  3.9   2.07 S-Jul. 2014 1.7

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  -1.2   3.91 L-Mar. 2014 0.4

Poultry

0.358 1.5 0.006 0.87 S-Apr. 2014 1.3

Chicken(4)

0.290 1.8 0.005 1.02 S-Jun. 2014 1.5

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  4.2   1.76 S-Jul. 2014 2.0

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  0.5   1.29 L-Jul. 2014 2.7

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.068 0.9 0.000 1.55 L-Jul. 2014 2.1

Fish and seafood

0.289 6.1 0.017 0.85 S-Apr. 2014 4.2

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.149 7.4 0.010 1.23 S-Apr. 2014 5.6

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.141 4.9 0.007 1.16 L-Jun. 2014 5.2

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  1.4   1.47 L-Oct. 2013 2.8

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  8.3   2.28 L-Jul. 2014 8.6

Eggs

0.120 8.5 0.009 1.14 S-Feb. 2014 5.7

Dairy and related products

0.874 4.9 0.042 0.47 L-Mar. 2012 6.3

Milk(4)

0.277 6.8 0.018 0.69 L-May 2014 7.3

Fresh whole milk(5)

  8.7   1.03 L-Jan. 2012 10.0

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  5.8   0.71 L-May 2014 6.0

Cheese and related products

0.281 6.8 0.018 0.88 S-May 2014 6.0

Ice cream and related products

0.116 0.8 0.001 1.19 L-Sep. 2013 0.8

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.200 2.0 0.004 0.80 L-Jul. 2014 2.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.332 0.9 0.013 0.54 L-Jul. 2014 2.0

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.028 1.4 0.015 0.67 L-Jul. 2014 2.8

Fresh fruits

0.563 6.1 0.033 0.94 L-May 2014 7.3

Apples

0.097 -0.6 -0.001 1.68 S-Apr. 2014 -0.9

Bananas

0.087 -0.9 -0.001 1.11 S-Jul. 2014 -1.6

Citrus fruits(4)

0.167 7.2 0.016 2.17 L-Jul. 2014 7.8

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  3.7   2.90 L-Jul. 2014 3.7

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.213 9.5 0.019 1.62 L-Aug. 2011 11.9

Fresh vegetables

0.465 -3.8 -0.018 0.99 L-Jul. 2014 -0.5

Potatoes

0.083 -6.7 -0.006 1.79 S-Apr. 2013 -8.6

Lettuce

0.067 -0.4 0.000 2.67 L-Jul. 2014 0.6

Tomatoes

0.081 -6.0 -0.005 2.13 S-Jun. 2012 -6.9

Other fresh vegetables

0.235 -2.7 -0.007 1.23 L-Jul. 2014 -1.9

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.304 -0.6 -0.002 0.69 S-Nov. 2013 -1.0

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.160 -0.3 0.000 1.12 S-Apr. 2013 -0.8

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  -0.5   1.34 S-Jul. 2014 -0.9

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  0.1   1.20 S-May 2013 -1.1

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.088 -0.5 -0.001 1.17 L-Sep. 2013 -0.1

Frozen vegetables(5)

  -0.5   1.45 L-Jul. 2014 -0.5

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.057 -1.2 -0.001 1.16 S-Jul. 2014 -1.3

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

  4.3   2.11 L-Jun. 2014 4.6

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.935 0.2 0.002 0.47 L-Sep. 2012 0.4

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.681 -0.4 -0.003 0.56 L-Jul. 2014 -0.1

Carbonated drinks

0.282 0.0 0.000 0.73 L-Apr. 2013 1.1

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.013 -0.7 0.000 1.37 S-May 2013 -1.5

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.386 -0.8 -0.003 0.86 L-Jul. 2014 -0.2

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.254 1.8 0.005 0.69 L-Apr. 2012 3.5

Coffee

0.158 2.7 0.005 0.97 L-May 2012 2.7

Roasted coffee(5)

  2.5   1.31 L-Apr. 2012 5.9

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  1.7   2.43 L-Jun. 2012 2.1

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.096 0.2 0.000 0.88 L-Jul. 2014 0.9

Other food at home

2.021 1.6 0.033 0.32 L-Dec. 2012 2.0

Sugar and sweets

0.292 0.9 0.003 0.75 L-Dec. 2012 1.1

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.054 -2.4 -0.001 0.97 L-Dec. 2012 -1.3

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.178 1.9 0.003 1.12 L-Aug. 2012 3.0

Other sweets(4)

0.060 0.8 0.000 1.17 L-Apr. 2013 1.2

Fats and oils

0.246 2.0 0.005 0.63 L-Nov. 2012 3.0

Butter and margarine(4)

0.076 11.3 0.008 1.05 L-Sep. 2011 13.9

Butter(5)

  23.7   1.53 L-Mar. 2011 31.9

Margarine(5)

  -0.2   1.48 S-Apr. 2014 -1.7

Salad dressing(4)

0.061 -2.7 -0.002 1.13 L-Jul. 2014 -1.7

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.109 -1.2 -0.001 0.99 L-Feb. 2013 -0.2

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  -3.3   1.26 L-Mar. 2013 -1.7

Other foods

1.483 1.7 0.025 0.39 S-Jul. 2014 1.2

Soups

0.101 1.3 0.001 1.30 S-Jul. 2014 0.9

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.281 2.9 0.008 0.82 L-Mar. 2012 3.0

Snacks

0.323 0.5 0.002 1.00 S-Jul. 2014 -0.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.294 2.4 0.007 0.92 L-Dec. 2012 2.6

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

  3.6   1.48 S-Jul. 2014 2.9

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  4.8   1.57 L-Dec. 2012 6.5

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  2.4   1.43 L-Dec. 2012 3.1

Other condiments(5)

  -1.0   1.03 L-May 2014 1.6

Baby food(4)

0.054 3.3 0.002 0.79 L-Jun. 2012 4.8

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.431 0.7 0.005 0.82 S-Jun. 2014 0.1

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  4.7   1.19 L-Apr. 2013 5.3

Food away from home

5.691 2.7 0.151 0.17 L-Oct. 2012 2.7

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.761 2.7 0.075 0.27 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.349 2.7 0.063 0.27 L-Nov. 2012 2.9

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.206 2.3 0.005 0.67 L-Jan. 2014 2.3

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

  2.4   0.73 L-Aug. 2013 3.7

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.063 0.1 0.000 0.80 L-Feb. 2014 0.3

Other food away from home(4)

0.313 2.5 0.008 0.43 S-Apr. 2014 2.4

Energy

9.483 -0.6 -0.080 0.19 S-Feb. 2014 -2.5

Energy commodities

5.529 -3.3 -0.212 0.18 S-Mar. 2014 -4.0

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.258 -1.1 0.000 0.60 S-May 2013 -5.6

Fuel oil

0.164 -3.2 -0.004 0.62 S-Nov. 2013 -4.1

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.094 3.5 0.004 1.34 S-Jul. 2013 1.2

Motor fuel

5.271 -3.5 -0.212 0.19 S-Mar. 2014 -4.6

Gasoline (all types)

5.187 -3.6 -0.207 0.19 S-Mar. 2014 -4.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  -3.8   0.55 S-Mar. 2014 -4.9

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  -2.6   0.53 S-Mar. 2014 -3.2

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  -2.9   0.56 S-Mar. 2014 -4.1

Other motor fuels(4)

0.084 -3.2 -0.005 0.23 S-Feb. 2014 -3.7

Energy services(10)

3.954 3.5 0.132 0.42 S-Dec. 2013 2.4

Electricity(10)

3.085 2.8 0.084 0.49 S-Apr. 2014 2.1

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.869 5.8 0.048 0.60 - -

All items less food and energy

76.566 1.7 1.324 0.09 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.344 -0.3 -0.048 0.24 L-Jul. 2014 -0.3

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.320 -2.4 -0.079 0.30 - -

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.272 -1.4 -0.004 0.93 L-Jul. 2014 -0.6

Floor coverings(4)

0.047 2.1 0.001 1.29 S-Jul. 2014 1.4

Window coverings(4)

0.053 -3.2 -0.002 1.08 S-Jul. 2011 -4.0

Other linens(4)

0.172 -1.8 -0.003 1.37 L-Jul. 2014 -1.2

Furniture and bedding

0.756 -3.5 -0.026 0.78 L-Jul. 2014 -3.1

Bedroom furniture

0.267 -1.8 -0.005 1.08 L-Jun. 2014 -0.4

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

0.353 -4.8 -0.018 1.03 S-Jun. 2005 -5.5

Other furniture(4)

0.127 -3.0 -0.004 2.52 S-Jul. 2014 -3.3

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

           

Appliances(4)

0.273 -4.5 -0.013 0.83 L-Jul. 2014 -4.2

Major appliances(4)

0.149 -6.2 -0.010 1.14 L-Jul. 2014 -6.2

Laundry equipment(5)

  -6.8   1.19 L-Apr. 2014 -6.8

Other appliances(4)

0.120 -2.5 -0.003 1.15 S-May 2014 -3.2

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.484 -3.5 -0.017 1.17 - -

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.263 -5.3 -0.014 1.84 S-Jul. 2014 -6.1

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.104 -0.3 0.000 1.66 L-Jul. 2014 0.6

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.044 0.6 0.000 3.26 S-Jul. 2014 0.6

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.073 -3.5 -0.003 1.34 L-Mar. 2014 -2.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.699 -1.7 -0.011 0.58 S-Jul. 2014 -1.7

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.185 -0.4 -0.001 0.71 L-Mar. 2014 0.1

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.363 -2.3 -0.008 0.81 S-Jan. 2011 -3.0

Housekeeping supplies

0.836 -1.0 -0.008 0.44 - -

Household cleaning products(4)

0.328 -2.2 -0.007 0.67 L-May 2014 -2.2

Household paper products(4)

0.246 -0.2 0.000 0.72 S-Jun. 2014 -0.5

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.263 -0.1 0.000 0.79 S-Jun. 2014 -0.2

Apparel

3.348 0.5 0.014 1.12 L-Jun. 2014 0.9

Men's and boys' apparel

0.839 -0.4 -0.003 1.54 L-Jul. 2014 0.4

Men's apparel

0.669 -0.1 0.000 1.77 L-Mar. 2014 0.2

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.109 2.0 0.002 5.75 L-Dec. 2013 2.5

Men's furnishings

0.191 -0.9 -0.002 2.27 - -

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.194 -3.2 -0.007 3.39 L-Jul. 2014 -1.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.168 3.7 0.006 3.81 L-Oct. 2013 6.6

Boys' apparel

0.171 -1.7 -0.003 3.42 L-Jul. 2014 2.8

Women's and girls' apparel

1.442 0.4 0.007 2.28 S-Feb. 2014 0.0

Women's apparel

1.221 0.7 0.010 2.46 S-Feb. 2014 0.6

Women's outerwear

0.111 11.3 0.013 8.24 S-May 2014 9.4

Women's dresses

0.146 0.1 -0.001 12.36 L-Jul. 2014 1.2

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.573 -2.0 -0.012 2.48 L-Jul. 2014 -1.4

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

0.383 2.7 0.010 1.96 S-Feb. 2014 2.5

Girls' apparel

0.221 -1.2 -0.003 5.18 L-Jul. 2014 -1.2

Footwear

0.714 2.3 0.017 1.28 L-Aug. 2013 2.5

Men's footwear

0.219 2.0 0.005 1.81 L-Jul. 2014 2.4

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.170 7.8 0.012 2.69 S-Jun. 2014 3.9

Women's footwear

0.324 -0.1 0.000 1.95 L-Oct. 2013 0.2

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.131 2.0 0.004 1.92 L-Apr. 2014 2.6

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.222 -2.3 -0.010 1.99 S-Jul. 2014 -3.4

Watches(8)

0.047 1.9 0.000 3.43 S-Jul. 2014 -0.5

Jewelry(8)

0.176 -3.8 -0.010 2.26 L-Apr. 2014 -3.7

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.722 -0.1 -0.005 0.21 S-Jun. 2014 -0.2

New vehicles

3.490 0.3 0.009 0.30 S-Jul. 2014 0.2

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  0.3   0.27 S-Jul. 2014 0.2

New cars(5)

  -0.4   0.25 - -

New trucks(13)(5)

  1.0   0.26 S-Jul. 2014 0.9

Used cars and trucks

1.696 -0.4 -0.011 0.29 S-Aug. 2013 -1.0

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.430 -0.6 -0.003 0.37 S-Jul. 2014 -1.0

Tires

0.282 -1.6 -0.005 0.49 - -

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.147 1.3 0.002 0.64 S-Jul. 2014 1.0

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  0.9   0.57 S-Jul. 2014 0.9

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  2.6   0.86 S-Jul. 2014 2.3

Medical care commodities

1.724 2.9 0.050 0.84 L-Jul. 2014 3.0

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.650 3.1 0.050 0.88 L-Jul. 2014 3.1

Prescription drugs

1.303 3.8 0.048 1.06 L-Jul. 2014 4.2

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.347 0.6 0.003 0.78 L-Apr. 2013 0.8

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.075 -0.5 0.000 0.84 S-Jun. 2014 -1.1

Recreation commodities(11)

2.003 -2.2 -0.046 0.41 L-Feb. 2014 -2.1

Video and audio products(11)

0.300 -8.1 -0.027 0.58 S-Apr. 2013 -8.4

Televisions

0.141 -13.8 -0.022 1.06 L-Apr. 2014 -11.7

Other video equipment(4)

0.031 2.9 0.001 2.08 L-EVER -

Audio equipment

0.068 -6.9 -0.005 1.23 S-Oct. 2012 -6.9

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.044 -2.4 -0.001 1.19 S-Feb. 2013 -2.4

Pets and pet products

0.642 -0.2 -0.001 0.67 L-Jan. 2014 -0.1

Pet food(4)(5)

  0.0   0.76 L-Feb. 2014 0.3

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

  0.0   1.15 L-Jul. 2012 0.3

Sporting goods

0.400 -0.4 -0.002 0.95 L-Apr. 2014 -0.4

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.181 0.9 0.002 1.13 L-Aug. 2013 1.2

Sports equipment

0.214 -1.6 -0.003 1.58 L-Apr. 2014 -1.3

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.061 0.5 0.001 1.92 L-Dec. 1997 0.8

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

      2.36 - -

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -2.8   2.83 L-Feb. 2012 -2.6

Recreational reading materials

0.214 1.7 0.004 0.97 L-Jul. 2014 1.9

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.119 4.1 0.005 1.36 L-Jul. 2014 5.0

Recreational books(4)

0.093 -1.3 -0.001 1.38 L-May 2014 -0.5

Other recreational goods(4)

0.386 -4.8 -0.020 1.25 L-Mar. 2014 -3.9

Toys

0.283 -6.0 -0.018 1.48 L-Mar. 2014 -5.4

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

  -4.1   2.14 - -

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.051 -1.8 -0.001 2.78 S-Dec. 2013 -4.4

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.040 0.2 0.000 2.30 L-May 2014 0.4

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.619 -3.3 -0.021 0.69 S-Mar. 2014 -3.5

Educational books and supplies

0.196 4.6 0.009 1.03 S-Jul. 2014 2.4

College textbooks(14)(5)

  5.1   0.95 S-Jul. 2014 2.9

Information technology commodities(11)

0.423 -7.0 -0.030 0.93 S-Feb. 2014 -7.5

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.283 -8.0 -0.024 1.23 S-Nov. 2013 -8.4

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.068 -3.4 -0.002 3.85 S-Jun. 2014 -4.2

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

0.072 -6.7 -0.005 1.61 S-Jun. 2014 -7.7

Alcoholic beverages

0.998 1.2 0.012 0.30 L-Jan. 2014 1.6

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.590 0.8 0.005 0.42 - -

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 1.6 0.004 0.49 L-Apr. 2014 1.6

Distilled spirits at home

0.073 0.9 0.001 0.68 L-May 2014 1.3

Whiskey at home(5)

  1.9   1.23 L-Jul. 2014 2.3

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  0.0   0.73 S-Jul. 2014 -0.8

Wine at home

0.249 -0.2 0.000 0.82 S-Jul. 2014 -0.9

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.408 1.8 0.007 0.41 L-Jun. 2014 2.0

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

  1.9   0.60 L-May 2014 2.1

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  1.8   0.86 - -

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  1.5   0.68 S-Mar. 2011 1.2

Other goods(11)

1.609 1.6 0.026 0.35 - -

Tobacco and smoking products

0.700 2.0 0.015 0.43 S-Jan. 2013 2.0

Cigarettes(4)

0.645 2.2 0.014 0.47 S-Mar. 2013 2.1

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.049 0.1 0.000 1.17 - -

Personal care products

0.720 1.3 0.009 0.67 L-Jul. 2014 1.5

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

0.367 0.8 0.003 1.06 L-Jul. 2014 1.1

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.346 1.8 0.006 0.90 L-Jul. 2014 1.9

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.190 1.1 0.002 1.02 S-Jul. 2014 0.0

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  2.1   1.31 L-Jan. 2010 2.9

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -1.3   1.70 L-Jun. 2014 -1.2

Services less energy services

57.222 2.4 1.372 0.10 S-Mar. 2014 2.3

Shelter

32.066 3.0 0.938 0.15 L-Jan. 2008 3.1

Rent of shelter(15)

31.701 2.9 0.916 0.15 - -

Rent of primary residence(10)

6.971 3.3 0.223 0.17 L-Jul. 2014 3.3

Lodging away from home(4)

0.929 5.0 0.050 1.35 L-May 2014 5.0

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

0.168 2.7 0.005 0.27 S-Jan. 1994 2.6

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.761 5.5 0.046 1.66 L-Oct. 2007 5.6

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

23.800 2.7 0.643 0.17 - -

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

22.412 2.7 0.606 0.17 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.366 6.0 0.021 0.94 - -

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.188 3.8 0.045 0.83 L-Oct. 2013 3.8

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.915 4.3 0.039 1.07 L-Oct. 2013 4.3

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.272 2.1 0.006 0.63 S-Jun. 2012 1.9

Household operations(4)

0.833 2.7 0.022 0.39 S-May 2014 2.6

Domestic services(4)

0.273 2.1 0.005 0.43 S-Oct. 2013 2.1

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.271 2.7 0.007 0.39 S-May 2014 2.6

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.119 3.3 0.004 1.77 L-Oct. 2013 3.7

Repair of household items(4)

0.064 3.4 0.002 0.93 L-Dec. 2013 3.5

Medical care services

5.825 1.7 0.101 0.24 S-Jun. 1950 1.6

Professional services

2.978 1.4 0.043 0.26 S-Jul. 2014 1.4

Physicians' services(10)

1.563 1.4 0.022 0.43 S-Jul. 2014 1.1

Dental services(10)

0.792 2.0 0.015 0.45 - -

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.278 1.1 0.003 0.61 S-Jan. 2014 1.1

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.345 0.7 0.002 0.38 S-Feb. 2012 0.7

Hospital and related services

2.104 3.5 0.072 0.39 S-Jul. 2013 3.2

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.803 3.7 0.065 0.44 S-Jul. 2013 3.4

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

  4.5   0.55 S-Dec. 2013 4.4

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

  3.3   0.88 S-Jun. 1998 3.3

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

0.171 3.3 0.005 0.40 L-Mar. 2013 3.3

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.130 1.4 0.002 0.39 L-Jul. 2014 1.7

Health insurance(7)

0.743 -2.0 -0.014 0.28 S-Jun. 2011 -2.4

Transportation services

5.499 1.4 0.080 0.34 S-Mar. 2014 1.4

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.385 -2.3 -0.009 1.24 - -

Car and truck rental(4)

0.076 -3.6 -0.003 2.04 S-Sep. 2010 -3.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.143 1.6 0.019 0.30 L-Jun. 2014 1.6

Motor vehicle body work

0.056 1.8 0.001 0.52 S-May 2012 1.8

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.482 1.5 0.007 0.57 L-Sep. 2013 1.6

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.574 1.8 0.010 0.44 L-Jun. 2014 2.0

Motor vehicle insurance

2.212 4.3 0.100 0.62 L-Jun. 2014 4.9

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.560 -0.3 -0.002 0.41 S-EVER -

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

0.313 -1.0 -0.003 0.59 S-EVER -

Parking and other fees(4)

0.228 0.7 0.002 0.48 S-EVER -

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  1.6   1.10 L-Jul. 2014 1.7

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  -1.5   0.82 S-Mar. 2010 -2.0

Public transportation

1.123 -2.2 -0.026 0.72 S-Mar. 2014 -2.5

Airline fare

0.713 -3.0 -0.022 1.05 S-Mar. 2014 -4.1

Other intercity transportation

0.152 -3.8 -0.006 1.85 S-Dec. 2009 -4.1

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

           

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  -3.0   2.00 L-May 2014 -1.1

Ship fare(4)(5)

  -5.2   1.88 S-Aug. 2012 -5.2

Intracity transportation

0.255 1.0 0.003 0.45 L-Feb. 2014 3.4

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  1.0   1.80 L-Feb. 2014 4.0

Recreation services(11)

3.695 1.3 0.049 0.47 S-Aug. 2011 1.0

Video and audio services(11)

1.534 1.4 0.022 0.38 L-Jul. 2014 2.0

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.444 2.0 0.029 0.40 L-Jul. 2014 2.6

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

0.090 -7.2 -0.007 1.66 S-Jun. 2003 -7.2

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -10.8   2.39 L-Jul. 2014 -8.1

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

  -1.0   1.00 L-Jul. 2014 -0.8

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.391 3.0 0.012 0.47 S-Dec. 2013 2.9

Pet services(4)(5)

  2.0   0.86 S-Aug. 2013 1.1

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  3.5   0.52 - -

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.061 2.6 0.002 1.07 S-Jul. 2014 2.0

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  2.4   0.64 S-Jul. 2014 1.3

Film processing(4)(5)

  3.5   1.03 S-Jul. 2014 3.2

Other recreation services(4)

1.708 0.8 0.014 0.91 S-Dec. 2011 0.7

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

0.599 0.3 0.002 1.23 S-Nov. 2011 -0.3

Admissions

0.635 1.2 0.008 1.50 S-Oct. 2013 0.1

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

  1.8   1.21 S-Jan. 2014 1.5

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  1.3   1.53 S-Jun. 2013 1.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.206 1.8 0.004 1.41 L-Jul. 2014 1.9

Education and communication services(11)

6.390 1.7 0.111 0.23 S-Mar. 2014 1.5

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.053 3.2 0.098 0.34 L-Jul. 2014 3.4

College tuition and fees

1.812 3.4 0.060 0.50 L-Jul. 2014 3.9

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.368 3.9 0.014 0.44 L-Jul. 2014 4.1

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.709 2.6 0.019 0.43 L-Jun. 2013 2.6

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.038 1.7 0.001 0.98 S-Apr. 2014 1.6

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.143 4.0 0.006 0.48 S-Jun. 2014 4.0

Postage

0.129 4.1 0.005 0.51 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.014 3.6 0.000 0.50 S-Jun. 2014 3.3

Telephone services(4)

2.479 -0.1 -0.002 0.32 S-Mar. 2014 -0.3

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.654 -1.3 -0.021 0.39 S-Jul. 2014 -1.3

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.825 2.3 0.019 0.59 S-Aug. 2013 2.1

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.704 1.3 0.010 1.01 S-May 2014 0.7

Other personal services(11)

1.727 1.6 0.027 0.35 - -

Personal care services

0.624 1.0 0.006 0.58 S-Jan. 2012 0.9

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.624 1.0 0.006 0.58 S-Jan. 2012 0.9

Miscellaneous personal services

1.102 1.9 0.021 0.40 - -

Legal services(8)

0.313 1.6 0.005 0.75 - -

Funeral expenses(8)

0.170 1.5 0.003 0.41 S-Sep. 2012 1.4

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.271 2.3 0.006 0.44 - -

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.033 2.0 0.001 0.99 S-Jun. 2014 2.0

Financial services(8)

0.223 2.2 0.005 1.00 - -

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

  -0.1   3.68 - -

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

  4.3   0.85 - -

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

86.049 1.4 1.244 0.09 S-Feb. 2014 1.1

All items less shelter

67.934 1.1 0.720 0.10 - -

All items less food and shelter

53.983 0.6 0.307 0.11 S-Feb. 2014 0.2

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.500 0.9 0.387 0.13 - -

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

42.804 0.9 0.398 0.14 - -

All items less medical care

92.451 1.6 1.507 0.08 S-Mar. 2014 1.5

All items less energy

90.517 1.9 1.738 0.08 - -

Commodities

38.824 0.4 0.153 0.13 - -

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.648 -0.2 -0.037 0.27 L-Jun. 2014 -0.2

Commodities less food

24.873 -1.0 -0.261 0.18 S-Mar. 2014 -1.3

Commodities less food and beverages

23.875 -1.1 -0.272 0.19 S-Mar. 2014 -1.4

Services

61.176 2.5 1.505 0.11 S-Feb. 2014 2.4

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.476 2.0 0.589 0.14 S-Oct. 2012 2.0

Services less medical care services

55.352 2.6 1.404 0.11 - -

Durables

8.997 -1.5 -0.129 0.17 S-Jun. 2014 -1.5

Nondurables

29.827 1.0 0.282 0.15 L-Jul. 2014 1.6

Nondurables less food

15.876 -0.7 -0.131 0.25 S-Mar. 2014 -1.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

14.878 -0.8 -0.143 0.27 S-Mar. 2014 -1.4

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

11.530 -1.2 -0.158 0.17 S-Mar. 2014 -1.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

12.528 -1.0 -0.146 0.16 S-Mar. 2014 -1.7

Housing

41.619 2.6 1.057 0.14 - -

Education and communication(4)

7.009 1.3 0.090 0.21 S-Mar. 2014 1.1

Education(4)

3.248 3.3 0.107 0.32 - -

Communication(4)

3.761 -0.5 -0.017 0.27 S-Mar. 2014 -0.9

Information and information processing(4)

3.618 -0.6 -0.023 0.28 S-Mar. 2014 -1.1

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.139 -1.9 -0.021 0.71 S-May 2014 -2.0

Recreation(4)

5.698 0.1 0.004 0.31 L-Jul. 2014 0.4

Video and audio(4)

1.834 -0.3 -0.006 0.35 L-Jul. 2014 0.2

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.033 1.0 0.011 0.45 L-Jun. 2014 1.1

Photography(4)

0.123 1.8 0.002 1.17 L-Dec. 2011 2.3

Food and beverages

14.949 2.9 0.425 0.10 L-Apr. 2012 3.0

Domestically produced farm food

6.948 3.6 0.244 0.18 L-Mar. 2012 3.7

Other services

11.812 1.6 0.187 0.20 S-Sep. 2011 1.6

Apparel less footwear

2.635 0.0 -0.003 1.35 L-Jul. 2014 0.1

Fuels and utilities

5.400 3.5 0.177 0.36 S-Dec. 2013 2.7

Household energy

4.212 3.4 0.132 0.39 S-Dec. 2013 2.4

Medical care

7.549 2.0 0.151 0.28 S-Dec. 2013 2.0

Transportation

16.492 -0.8 -0.137 0.14 S-Mar. 2014 -1.2

Private transportation

15.368 -0.7 -0.112 0.14 S-Mar. 2014 -1.1

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.753 -0.3 -0.013 0.22 S-Jun. 2013 -0.4

Utilities and public transportation

10.188 1.8 0.179 0.24 S-Dec. 2013 1.7

Household furnishings and operations

4.153 -1.4 -0.057 0.24 - -

Other goods and services

3.336 1.6 0.053 0.26 - -

Personal care

2.637 1.5 0.038 0.32 - -

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: October 22, 2014