Consumer Price Index News Release

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 8:30 a.m. (EDT) June 16, 2016                  USDL-16-1197 

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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – MAY 2016

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent
 in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
 reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 1.0 percent
 before seasonal adjustment.

 The food index declined in May, but the indexes for energy and all items less
 food and energy rose, resulting in the seasonally adjusted all items increase.
 The food index fell 0.2 percent, as all six major grocery store food group
 indexes declined. The energy index increased 1.2 percent as the gasoline index
 rose 2.3 percent and the indexes for fuel oil and natural gas also advanced.  

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in May. The
 shelter index rose 0.4 percent, and the indexes for medical care, apparel,
 motor vehicle insurance, and education were among indexes that also increased.
 These advances more than offset declines in an array of indexes including used
 cars and trucks, communications, household furnishings and operations, airline
 fares, and new vehicles. 

 The all items index rose 1.0 percent for the 12 months ending May, compared to
 a 1.1-percent increase for the 12 months ending April. The index for all items
 less food and energy rose 2.2 percent over the last 12 months. The food index
 has risen 0.7 percent over the last year, with the index for food at home
 declining 0.7 percent and the index for food away from home rising 2.6 percent.
 The energy index has declined 10.1 percent over the past 12 months, with all
 major components falling over the span.   

 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                              Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May   12-mos.
                              2015  2015  2016  2016  2016  2016  2016   ended 
                                                                       May 2016
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................    .1   -.1    .0   -.2    .1    .4    .2      1.0
  Food......................   -.1   -.2    .0    .2   -.2    .2   -.2       .7
   Food at home.............   -.3   -.4   -.2    .2   -.5    .1   -.5      -.7
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .1    .3    .1    .2    .2    .2      2.6
  Energy....................    .3  -2.8  -2.8  -6.0    .9   3.4   1.2    -10.1
   Energy commodities.......    .7  -4.8  -4.8 -12.5   1.9   7.8   2.4    -16.9
    Gasoline (all types)....    .8  -4.8  -4.8 -13.0   2.2   8.1   2.3    -16.9
    Fuel oil (1)............  -1.3  -7.8  -6.5  -2.9   1.7   1.9   6.2    -23.6
   Energy services..........   -.2   -.7   -.7    .1    .2   -.1    .2     -2.0
    Electricity.............    .2   -.4   -.7   -.2    .4   -.3   -.2     -1.3
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -1.7  -1.9   -.6   1.0   -.7    .6   1.7     -4.7
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .2    .3    .3    .1    .2    .2      2.2
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....   -.1   -.1    .2    .3   -.2   -.1   -.2      -.5
    New vehicles............    .0    .0    .3    .2    .0   -.3   -.1      -.2
    Used cars and trucks....    .1    .2    .1    .2   -.1   -.3  -1.3     -2.3
    Apparel.................   -.1   -.2    .6   1.6  -1.1   -.3    .8       .5
    Medical care commodities    .2    .1    .4    .6    .3    .5   -.2      2.2
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .3    .2    .3    .3    .2    .3    .3      3.2
    Shelter.................    .2    .2    .3    .3    .2    .3    .4      3.4
    Transportation services     .5    .3    .4    .2    .2    .7    .3      3.2
    Medical care services...    .3    .1    .5    .5    .1    .3    .5      3.5

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.










 Consumer Price Index Data for May 2016

 Food
 
 The food index declined 0.2 percent in May following a 0.2-percent increase in
 April. The index for food at home fell 0.5 percent, its fifth decline in the
 last 7 months. All the major grocery store food group indexes declined in May.
 The fruits and vegetables index fell 0.7 percent, its third decrease in a row.
 The index for dairy and related products fell 0.6 percent in May after rising
 in April. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs declined for the ninth
 consecutive month, falling 0.5 percent as the index for eggs decreased 2.8
 percent. The index for other food at home fell 0.5 percent and the cereals and
 bakery products index declined 0.4 percent. The nonalcoholic beverages index
 posted the smallest decline, falling 0.1 percent. 

 The food at home index has declined 0.7 percent over the past year. The index
 for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs has declined 3.2 percent over the span with
 the indexes for eggs, beef, pork, poultry, and fish all posting declines. The
 index for dairy and related products fell 2.2 percent over the past 12 months,
 and the cereals and bakery products index fell slightly, declining 0.2 percent.
 The other major grocery store food group indexes rose over the past 12 months,
 but only modestly; the 1.0-percent increase in the fruits and vegetables index
 was the largest of the increases. The index for food away from home advanced
 0.2 percent in May and has risen 2.6 percent over the last 12 months.   

 Energy

 The energy index rose 1.2 percent in May, its third increase in a row. The
 gasoline index continued to rise, increasing 2.3 percent in May after an
 8.1-percent advance in April. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices
 increased 6.6 percent in May.) The fuel oil index also rose, increasing 6.2
 percent in May after smaller increases in March and April. The index for
 natural gas increased as well, rising 1.7 percent. The electricity index was
 the only major energy component to decline, falling 0.2 percent after a
 0.3-percent decline in April. 

 Despite the recent increases, the energy index and all of its major components
 still show declines over the past year. The fuel oil index has fallen 23.6
 percent and the gasoline index fell 16.9 percent. The index for natural gas
 decreased 4.7 percent, while the electricity index fell 1.3 percent. 

 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in May, the
 same increase as in April. The increase was mainly due to a rise in the 
 shelter index, which increased 0.4 percent in May, its largest advance since
 February 2007. The rent index rose 0.4 percent, while the index for owners'
 equivalent rent increased 0.3 percent. The index for lodging away from home
 rose 0.7 percent after declining in March and April. The medical care index
 increased 0.3 percent, with the index for physicians' services rising 1.0
 percent and the hospital services index increasing 0.7 percent, but the
 prescription drug index falling 0.4 percent. The apparel index also rose in
 May, increasing 0.8 percent after falling in March and April. The index for
 motor vehicle insurance rose 0.9 percent in May following a 1.2-percent
 increase in April. Also increasing in May were the indexes for personal care
 (0.4 percent), education (0.3 percent), and tobacco (0.2 percent). 

 Several indexes declined in May, including used cars and trucks, which fell
 1.3 percent, its largest decline since March 2009. The communication index
 fell 0.4 percent in May, and the index for household furnishings and
 operations decreased 0.3 percent, its third straight decline. The index for
 airline fares fell 1.5 percent after rising 1.1 percent in April. The new
 vehicles index fell 0.1 percent in May, as did the index for alcoholic beverages.
   
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 2.2 percent over the past
 12 months. Over 60 percent of this increase is accounted for by the shelter
 index, which rose 3.4 percent over the span, its largest 12 month increase since
 September 2007. The rent index increased 3.8 percent over the past year, while
 the index for owners' equivalent rent rose 3.3 percent and the index for lodging
 away from home advanced 3.8 percent.     

 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.0 percent over
 the last 12 months to an index level of 240.236 (1982-84=100). For the month, the
 index increased 0.4 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.  

 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
 increased 0.7 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 234.444
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.4 percent prior to seasonal
 adjustment.  

 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) increased 0.6
 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index rose 0.5 percent on a not
 seasonally adjusted basis. Please note that the indexes for the past 10 to 12 months
 are subject to revision.   

	
 The Consumer Price Index for June 2016 is scheduled to be released on Friday,
 July 15, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). 











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 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over
 time of goods and services purchased by households. The Bureau of Labor Statistics
 publishes CPIs for two population groups: (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and
 Clerical Workers (CPI-W), which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers
 that comprise approximately 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, 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 6,000 housing units and approximately 24,000 retail
 establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling stations, and other
 types of stores and service establishments. All taxes directly associated with the
 purchase and use of items are included in the index. 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 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 2014."  These
 data are available on the CPI home page (www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using the following
 link: www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2014.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 the Use of Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data

 Introduction

 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) produces both unadjusted and seasonally adjusted data.
 Seasonally adjusted data are computed using seasonal factors derived by the X-13ARIMA-SEATS
 Seasonal Adjustment Method. These factors are updated each February, and the new factors are
 used to revise the previous five years of seasonally adjusted data. For more information on
 data revisions and exceptions to the usual revision schedule, please see the Fact Sheet on
 Seasonal Adjustment (http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisaqanda.htm) and the Timeline of Seasonal
 Adjustment Methodological Changes (http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpiseastimeline.htm).
 
 How to Use Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data

 For analyzing short-term 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. This allows
 data users to focus on changes that are not typical for the time of year.  The unadjusted data
 are of primary interest to consumers concerned about the prices they actually pay. Unadjusted
 data are also 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. BLS advises against the use of seasonally adjusted
 data in escalation agreements because seasonally adjusted series are revised annually.

 Intervention Analysis
 
 The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some CPI
 series. Sometimes extreme values or sharp movements can distort the underlying seasonal pattern
 of price change. Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment is a process by which the distortions
 caused by such unusual events are estimated and removed from the data prior to calculation of
 seasonal factors. The resulting seasonal factors, which more accurately represent the seasonal
 pattern, are then applied to the unadjusted data. 

 2016 Series Adjusted Using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment

 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2016, BLS adjusted 37 series using Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including selected food and beverage items, motor fuels and natural
 gas. 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.

 Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Indexes
 
 Seasonally adjusted data, including the U.S. city average All items index levels, are subject to
 revision for up to five years after their original release. Every year, economists in the CPI
 calculate new seasonal factors for seasonally adjusted series and apply them to the last five years
 of data. Seasonally adjusted indexes beyond the last five years of data are considered to be final
 and not subject to revision. In January 2016, revised seasonal factors and seasonally adjusted
 indexes for 2011-2015 were calculated and published. For directly adjusted series, the seasonal
 factors for 2015 will be applied to data in 2016 to produce the seasonally adjusted 2016 indexes.
 
 Determining Seasonal Status

 Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based upon certain statistical criteria.
 Using these criteria, BLS economists determine whether a series should change its status: from "not
 seasonally adjusted" to "seasonally adjusted", or vice versa. If any of the 81 components of the U.S.
 city average all items index 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. 28 of the 81 components of the U.S. city average all items index are not seasonally adjusted
 for 2016.

 Contact Information
 
 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 Justin
 Yarros, Samuel An or Marie Rogers at (202) 691-6968 or by e-mail at Yarros.Justin@bls.gov,
 An.Samuel@bls.gov or Rogers.Marie@bls.gov. If you have general questions about the CPI, please call
 our information staff at (202) 691-7000. 


























Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, May 2016 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Apr.
2016
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
May
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016
May
2015-
May
2016
Apr.
2016-
May
2016
Feb.
2016-
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2016-
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2016-
May
2016

All items

100.000 237.805 239.261 240.236 1.0 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.2

Food

13.883 246.187 248.413 247.860 0.7 -0.2 -0.2 0.2 -0.2

Food at home

8.111 241.019 240.635 239.354 -0.7 -0.5 -0.5 0.1 -0.5

Cereals and bakery products

1.088 273.595 273.924 273.074 -0.2 -0.3 -0.6 0.3 -0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.823 257.106 250.839 248.989 -3.2 -0.7 -0.3 -0.1 -0.5

Dairy and related products

0.827 221.039 218.315 216.122 -2.2 -1.0 -0.5 0.4 -0.6

Fruits and vegetables

1.370 293.011 296.217 295.974 1.0 -0.1 -1.9 -0.5 -0.7

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.974 166.795 168.771 167.053 0.2 -1.0 -0.3 0.3 -0.1

Other food at home

2.030 209.272 211.009 210.280 0.5 -0.3 0.4 0.5 -0.5

Food away from home(1)

5.772 255.322 261.517 262.074 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Energy

6.821 214.330 185.652 192.673 -10.1 3.8 0.9 3.4 1.2

Energy commodities

3.282 242.315 189.322 201.355 -16.9 6.4 1.9 7.8 2.4

Fuel oil(1)

0.086 272.874 196.349 208.488 -23.6 6.2 1.7 1.9 6.2

Motor fuel

3.113 239.141 186.428 198.667 -16.9 6.6 2.2 8.0 2.3

Gasoline (all types)

3.070 238.170 185.808 198.011 -16.9 6.6 2.2 8.1 2.3

Energy services(2)

3.539 197.083 190.495 193.152 -2.0 1.4 0.2 -0.1 0.2

Electricity(2)

2.801 207.683 201.778 205.038 -1.3 1.6 0.4 -0.3 -0.2

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.739 162.639 154.130 154.994 -4.7 0.6 -0.7 0.6 1.7

All items less food and energy

79.295 242.119 246.992 247.554 2.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.663 147.014 146.565 146.251 -0.5 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2

Apparel

3.190 127.083 127.770 127.758 0.5 0.0 -1.1 -0.3 0.8

New vehicles

3.727 147.889 147.895 147.646 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

2.150 150.713 147.489 147.223 -2.3 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -1.3

Medical care commodities

1.830 354.647 363.843 362.439 2.2 -0.4 0.3 0.5 -0.2

Alcoholic beverages

0.956 239.800 242.407 242.430 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.650 920.372 952.185 953.769 3.6 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.2

Services less energy services

59.632 300.264 308.619 309.771 3.2 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.3

Shelter

33.171 277.563 285.836 286.924 3.4 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.4

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.722 284.245 294.175 295.036 3.8 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4

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

24.175 284.473 292.855 293.759 3.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

Medical care services

6.613 476.800 490.848 493.291 3.5 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.5

Physicians' services(2)

1.674 365.214 372.961 376.263 3.0 0.9 0.2 -0.1 1.0

Hospital services(2)(4)

2.212 292.257 300.733 301.713 3.2 0.3 -0.2 0.3 0.7

Transportation services

5.919 292.994 299.635 302.381 3.2 0.9 0.2 0.7 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.162 270.764 274.864 275.331 1.7 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.399 456.995 483.823 487.021 6.6 0.7 0.6 1.2 0.9

Airline fare

0.702 319.401 295.909 309.540 -3.1 4.6 -0.9 1.1 -1.5

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, May 2016 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Apr.
2016
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
May
2015-
May
2016
Apr.
2016-
May
2016
Feb.
2016-
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2016-
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2016-
May
2016

All items

100.000 1.0 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.2

Food

13.883 0.7 -0.2 -0.2 0.2 -0.2

Food at home

8.111 -0.7 -0.5 -0.5 0.1 -0.5

Cereals and bakery products

1.088 -0.2 -0.3 -0.6 0.3 -0.4

Cereals and cereal products

0.366 -1.4 0.1 -1.1 0.0 -0.4

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.045 -1.8 0.9 -1.9 2.2 -0.1

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.186 -1.6 0.1 -1.0 -0.2 0.1

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.135 -0.9 -0.1 -0.7 0.3 -0.1

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  -2.9 0.6 0.0 -1.2 0.6

Bakery products(1)

0.722 0.4 -0.5 -0.4 0.3 -0.5

Bread(1)(2)

0.213 0.2 0.0 -0.6 -0.4 0.0

White bread(1)(3)

  -0.5 0.7 -0.6 -0.6 0.7

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  0.9 -0.8 -0.7 -0.3 -0.8

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(2)

0.106 0.6 -0.8 0.2 0.8 -0.9

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.175 1.6 -0.6 0.2 0.2 -0.1

Cookies(3)

  1.3 -0.9 -0.3 1.6 -0.1

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  1.9 -0.4 0.6 -1.3 -0.4

Other bakery products

0.228 -0.5 -0.7 -0.7 1.1 -1.3

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

  -0.2 -0.4 -0.7 -0.2 -0.4

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  0.5 -0.3 -0.6 2.2 -1.0

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

  -1.2 -1.1 -0.5 0.5 -1.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.823 -3.2 -0.7 -0.3 -0.1 -0.5

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.703 -2.7 -0.4 0.1 0.3 -0.4

Meats

1.084 -3.4 -0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.5

Beef and veal

0.491 -5.4 0.2 0.7 -0.6 -0.1

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.198 -9.4 -0.2 0.0 -1.0 -0.2

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.067 -3.1 2.9 2.2 -1.3 2.9

Uncooked beef steaks(2)

0.178 -2.1 0.2 1.6 0.3 0.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.048 -2.6 -1.8 -0.4 -0.5 -1.8

Pork

0.333 -2.4 -0.3 -0.1 2.0 -1.2

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.142 3.4 -0.8 0.2 2.7 -1.9

Bacon and related products(3)

  10.3 -0.5 1.2 3.1 0.1

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  -5.0 -1.6 -0.7 1.8 -2.7

Ham

0.059 -7.7 -0.3 -1.3 1.5 -2.1

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  -8.4 -0.4 -0.9 1.7 -2.4

Pork chops(1)

0.055 -3.0 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.3

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.078 -6.5 0.1 -1.3 -0.3 0.0

Other meats

0.260 -0.4 -1.6 -0.2 -1.1 -0.6

Frankfurters(3)

  -0.9 -4.0 0.9 -4.2 -1.4

Lunchmeats(2)(3)

  0.5 -0.6 0.3 -0.8 -0.2

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

  1.8 -1.9 -0.8 2.9 -1.9

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

  0.5 -3.2 -1.2 4.1 -3.2

Poultry

0.350 -1.6 -0.2 -0.8 0.8 0.2

Chicken(1)(2)

0.284 -1.5 -0.2 -0.5 1.1 -0.2

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  0.9 0.3 -0.9 2.3 0.3

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  -2.3 -0.4 0.3 0.2 -0.4

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.067 -1.8 -0.4 -0.7 0.8 -1.0

Fish and seafood

0.268 -1.2 -0.5 0.6 0.8 -0.4

Fresh fish and seafood(2)

0.145 -0.1 -0.9 1.0 1.8 -0.8

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.122 -2.5 0.0 0.0 0.4 -0.4

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  1.2 -0.7 -1.3 3.1 -0.7

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

  -5.4 0.4 0.0 -0.2 -0.7

Eggs

0.120 -8.3 -6.0 -5.2 -6.3 -2.8

Dairy and related products

0.827 -2.2 -1.0 -0.5 0.4 -0.6

Milk(1)(2)

0.230 -5.4 -0.2 -1.3 -0.8 -0.2

Fresh whole milk(3)

  -5.3 -0.2 -0.8 0.2 0.6

Fresh milk other than whole(2)(3)

  -5.5 0.2 -1.3 -0.7 0.5

Cheese and related products

0.268 -1.9 -0.6 -0.4 0.7 -0.6

Ice cream and related products

0.119 1.5 -2.7 1.1 0.2 0.5

Other dairy and related products(1)(2)

0.210 -1.0 -1.5 -0.3 0.8 -1.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.370 1.0 -0.1 -1.9 -0.5 -0.7

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.068 1.5 -0.1 -2.4 -1.1 -0.6

Fresh fruits

0.575 2.8 1.2 -1.7 -1.0 -0.7

Apples

0.089 9.0 0.8 1.6 -1.2 -2.5

Bananas(1)

0.087 -1.8 0.1 0.8 -1.5 0.1

Citrus fruits(2)

0.148 4.1 5.3 1.6 0.2 2.1

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  0.1 2.0 0.3 0.8 -3.0

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.252 1.9 -0.7 -6.0 -1.8 -2.1

Fresh vegetables

0.493 0.0 -1.6 -3.2 -1.1 -0.4

Potatoes

0.079 0.7 2.6 0.3 -0.5 0.8

Lettuce

0.064 -0.2 4.7 -2.6 0.2 3.3

Tomatoes(1)

0.085 -2.3 -7.0 -7.2 -4.7 -7.0

Other fresh vegetables

0.266 0.5 -2.6 -2.9 -1.0 -1.7

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.302 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1 1.6 -1.4

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.158 -0.4 0.5 -0.5 1.7 -0.8

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  0.6 0.8 -0.7 1.9 -0.8

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  -0.6 0.3 -0.3 1.5 -0.9

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.089 -0.4 -0.7 1.0 2.1 -1.8

Frozen vegetables(3)

  -1.2 -1.0 0.4 2.5 -2.4

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.056 -1.6 -0.9 -1.2 1.3 -1.6

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

  -1.5 0.2 -0.4 -1.1 0.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.974 0.2 -1.0 -0.3 0.3 -0.1

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.686 0.5 -1.5 -0.3 0.7 -0.7

Carbonated drinks

0.277 1.3 -2.1 0.1 1.5 -1.5

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.011 1.8 0.5 -0.1 0.1 0.5

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(2)

0.398 -0.1 -1.2 -0.3 -0.4 0.0

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.288 -0.8 0.2 -0.7 0.2 0.6

Coffee

0.180 -2.6 0.9 -1.2 0.1 0.8

Roasted coffee(3)

  -2.2 0.5 -1.7 0.8 0.2

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

  -2.4 2.0 0.4 -1.4 2.0

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.108 2.1 -1.1 -1.2 0.8 -0.4

Other food at home

2.030 0.5 -0.3 0.4 0.5 -0.5

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.295 -0.4 -0.5 0.0 0.6 -0.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.051 -0.4 -0.8 -1.6 2.9 -1.0

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.187 -0.3 -0.5 0.9 -0.2 -0.5

Other sweets(2)

0.056 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.6 -0.1

Fats and oils

0.238 0.0 -0.6 -0.3 0.7 -0.9

Butter and margarine(2)

0.068 1.3 -2.0 -0.3 0.9 -3.1

Butter(3)

  3.5 -2.1 2.0 -0.3 -3.3

Margarine(3)

  -0.2 -1.1 -3.4 2.6 -2.0

Salad dressing(2)

0.058 -0.9 -1.5 -0.3 0.5 -0.6

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.112 -0.9 0.7 -0.4 0.9 0.0

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  -0.6 3.1 -0.6 -0.3 3.1

Other foods

1.497 0.7 -0.3 0.5 0.5 -0.4

Soups

0.096 3.7 1.9 1.4 -0.1 0.8

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.265 -0.6 0.0 -0.7 0.7 0.0

Snacks(1)

0.339 1.8 -0.1 1.0 0.1 -0.1

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.291 0.9 -1.5 0.6 1.1 -1.5

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

  4.8 -1.0 0.2 1.6 -0.8

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

  -0.2 -3.8 -0.8 0.4 -3.8

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  -0.9 -1.7 1.5 -1.1 -1.4

Other condiments(3)

  0.5 -1.1 -0.3 3.0 -1.9

Baby food(1)(2)

0.055 0.7 0.6 -0.6 -0.5 0.6

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.450 0.1 -0.4 0.2 0.7 -0.4

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  3.2 -0.8 1.0 -0.2 -0.8

Food away from home(1)

5.772 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.791 2.5 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.3

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.456 2.7 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.1

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.196 4.9 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3

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

  4.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

0.082 2.7 -0.2 0.2 1.5 -0.2

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.247 1.8 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

Energy

6.821 -10.1 3.8 0.9 3.4 1.2

Energy commodities

3.282 -16.9 6.4 1.9 7.8 2.4

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.169 -16.1 2.5 -2.0 4.2 4.2

Fuel oil(1)

0.086 -23.6 6.2 1.7 1.9 6.2

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(6)

0.083 -5.0 -1.3 -1.8 -0.4 1.9

Motor fuel

3.113 -16.9 6.6 2.2 8.0 2.3

Gasoline (all types)

3.070 -16.9 6.6 2.2 8.1 2.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -17.5 6.8 2.5 8.4 2.4

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -14.4 5.9 3.3 6.6 2.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -14.3 5.1 -0.3 6.6 1.3

Other motor fuels(2)

0.043 -21.5 6.4 -0.2 4.0 4.2

Energy services(8)

3.539 -2.0 1.4 0.2 -0.1 0.2

Electricity(8)

2.801 -1.3 1.6 0.4 -0.3 -0.2

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.739 -4.7 0.6 -0.7 0.6 1.7

All items less food and energy

79.295 2.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.663 -0.5 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.267 -2.0 -0.3 -0.2 -0.4 -0.4

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

0.264 -2.4 -0.6 -1.7 0.0 -0.6

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.059 0.9 -0.5 1.0 0.4 -0.5

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.054 0.7 0.8 0.3 -0.7 0.8

Other linens(1)(2)

0.151 -4.6 -1.2 -3.5 0.0 -1.2

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.779 -2.5 -0.5 0.3 -0.2 -0.5

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.273 -1.1 0.4 1.2 -0.5 0.4

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

0.370 -2.1 -1.0 -0.2 0.3 -1.0

Other furniture(2)

0.130 -6.1 -0.9 -1.8 -0.8 -0.3

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

           

Appliances(2)

0.188 -3.0 0.0 -0.8 -0.3 0.6

Major appliances(2)

0.059 -4.2 -0.6 0.6 0.2 0.3

Laundry equipment(3)

  -6.2 -2.3 0.3 -0.1 -1.2

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.126 -2.1 0.4 -1.7 -0.3 0.4

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.477 -2.9 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1 -0.7

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.250 -4.1 -0.8 -0.5 0.9 -0.8

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.102 -0.6 0.7 -1.2 -2.3 0.1

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.053 -2.5 1.1 -0.4 -1.8 1.1

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.073 -2.3 -0.9 0.5 1.7 -1.3

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.685 -1.9 -0.3 0.3 -0.7 -0.3

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.181 -2.5 -0.2 0.4 -0.8 -0.2

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.342 -1.7 -0.3 0.0 -0.6 -0.5

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.873 -0.6 -0.1 0.1 -0.5 -0.1

Household cleaning products(2)

0.344 -0.4 0.4 0.3 -0.4 0.4

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.237 -0.4 -0.5 0.2 -0.3 -0.5

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.293 -1.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.2

Apparel

3.190 0.5 0.0 -1.1 -0.3 0.8

Men's and boys' apparel

0.793 -0.4 1.7 -2.2 0.3 1.2

Men's apparel

0.634 -0.5 2.2 -2.5 -0.1 1.7

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.100 0.0 4.3 -3.0 3.6 2.9

Men's furnishings

0.201 0.0 3.2 0.6 -3.3 2.9

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.181 2.3 -0.1 -1.1 1.0 0.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.146 -3.9 2.4 -7.9 0.4 1.3

Boys' apparel

0.159 -0.6 -0.6 -1.5 2.5 -0.8

Women's and girls' apparel

1.314 0.3 -1.2 0.0 -0.8 0.7

Women's apparel

1.104 0.4 -1.3 0.0 -0.3 0.4

Women's outerwear

0.072 6.2 -1.3 -0.8 -0.3 3.4

Women's dresses

0.163 0.7 -3.5 -1.2 2.9 1.1

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.511 -1.6 -2.1 1.0 -1.1 -0.1

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

0.348 1.3 0.9 -0.8 -0.6 0.8

Girls' apparel

0.210 -0.3 -0.6 0.0 -3.1 2.2

Footwear

0.709 0.5 -0.5 -0.7 0.2 -0.5

Men's footwear(1)

0.221 -0.3 -1.6 -0.1 0.6 -1.6

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.173 0.1 0.3 -0.9 1.3 -0.1

Women's footwear

0.315 1.3 -0.2 -1.6 0.4 -0.5

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.153 -2.1 -0.7 -2.2 -2.5 0.7

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.221 9.0 3.3 -3.7 0.9 4.1

Watches(1)(6)

0.080 7.2 3.3 -4.4 -1.3 3.3

Jewelry(6)

0.141 9.9 3.3 -3.1 1.5 4.2

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

6.366 -0.7 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.5

New vehicles

3.727 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 -0.1

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  -0.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 -0.1

New cars(3)

  -0.8 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 -0.2

New trucks(3)(11)

  0.4 -0.2 0.1 -0.3 0.0

Used cars and trucks

2.150 -2.3 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -1.3

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.393 -0.6 -0.6 -0.3 0.3 -0.6

Tires(1)

0.236 -1.0 -0.8 -0.4 0.3 -0.8

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.157 0.0 -0.4 -0.1 0.4 -0.4

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

  0.4 -0.1 -0.2 0.4 -0.1

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

  -1.4 -0.4 -0.2 0.1 -0.4

Medical care commodities

1.830 2.2 -0.4 0.3 0.5 -0.2

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.770 2.3 -0.4 0.3 0.4 -0.4

Prescription drugs

1.407 3.3 -0.6 0.5 0.7 -0.4

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.363 -1.3 0.3 -0.2 0.4 0.3

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.060 -1.3 0.7 -1.0 -0.3 0.7

Recreation commodities(9)

1.865 -2.6 -0.2 -0.3 0.2 -0.3

Video and audio products(9)

0.243 -9.6 -0.9 -0.8 -1.3 -1.2

Televisions

0.123 -17.5 -1.6 -2.4 -1.4 -1.9

Other video equipment(2)

0.026 -2.1 0.3 2.0 -1.2 0.3

Audio equipment

0.062 -4.2 -0.7 0.5 -1.6 -0.9

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

0.024 1.3 0.3 0.9 -0.7 0.3

Pets and pet products(1)

0.593 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.8 -0.1

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

  0.2 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.3

Sporting goods(1)

0.446 0.3 -0.2 -0.1 1.6 -0.2

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.232 -1.4 0.0 -0.3 2.3 0.0

Sports equipment

0.205 1.6 -0.3 0.4 0.3 -0.3

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.036 -6.3 0.3 -1.0 -3.2 0.2

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

  -0.2 0.7 0.0 1.0 0.7

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -7.5 0.0 -0.9 -4.2 -0.1

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.150 -0.9 0.4 -1.6 -0.6 0.4

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.087 0.8 1.2 1.0 -1.1 1.2

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.063 -3.2 -0.8 -4.9 -0.1 -0.8

Other recreational goods(2)

0.396 -5.9 -0.6 -0.5 -0.3 -0.6

Toys

0.322 -7.9 -0.6 -0.7 -0.4 -0.7

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

  -6.9 -1.0 -0.9 -0.2 -1.5

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

0.026 -1.3 -0.7 1.2 0.7 -0.7

Music instruments and accessories(1)(2)

0.034 2.4 0.0 -0.2 0.5 0.0

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.638 -4.5 -1.1 -0.5 0.7 -0.8

Educational books and supplies

0.159 3.7 0.0 -0.1 1.5 0.1

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  4.5 -0.1 -0.3 1.6 -0.1

Information technology commodities(9)

0.479 -8.2 -1.4 -0.6 0.5 -1.2

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.288 -7.8 -0.9 -0.1 -0.6 -0.6

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.094 -8.1 -4.3 -2.0 1.7 -4.3

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

0.097 -10.0 0.1 -0.7 2.6 0.1

Alcoholic beverages

0.956 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.591 0.8 -0.2 -0.2 0.3 -0.2

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.270 2.1 -0.1 0.3 0.6 0.1

Distilled spirits at home

0.075 -0.2 -0.5 0.1 0.2 -0.9

Whiskey at home(1)(3)

  -2.2 -2.7 0.4 0.3 -2.7

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(3)

  0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.5

Wine at home

0.247 -0.3 -0.3 -0.8 0.0 -0.4

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.365 1.5 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.4

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

  1.3 0.5 -0.2 0.3 0.5

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

  0.9 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.1

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

  3.3 0.8 0.5 0.2 0.8

Other goods(9)

1.552 1.2 -0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.650 3.6 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.2

Cigarettes(2)

0.588 3.7 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.2

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.045 3.4 0.2 0.5 -0.2 0.2

Personal care products(1)

0.711 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

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

0.379 -1.1 -0.7 -0.3 0.2 -0.7

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

0.325 1.2 0.4 0.2 -0.3 0.4

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.192 -3.3 -1.0 0.5 0.2 -1.2

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  -1.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

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

  -5.3 0.1 -2.8 -1.5 0.1

Services less energy services

59.632 3.2 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.3

Shelter

33.171 3.4 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.4

Rent of shelter(13)

32.826 3.4 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.4

Rent of primary residence(8)

7.722 3.8 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4

Lodging away from home(2)

0.929 3.8 3.1 -1.8 -0.4 0.7

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

0.119 2.9 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.810 2.8 3.5 -2.1 -0.5 0.8

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

24.175 3.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

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

23.066 3.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.345 0.9 0.1 -0.2 -0.3 0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.160 4.1 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.6

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.876 4.9 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.284 1.6 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Household operations(1)(2)

0.842 2.4 0.3 0.2 -0.3 0.3

Domestic services(1)(2)

      0.0 0.0  

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.278 0.4 -0.1   0.1 -0.1

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.114 10.3 1.4 0.3 -1.2 0.8

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.086 3.1 1.4 0.1 -1.4 1.4

Medical care services

6.613 3.5 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.5

Professional services

3.132 2.8 0.6 0.0 0.2 0.7

Physicians' services(8)

1.674 3.0 0.9 0.2 -0.1 1.0

Dental services(8)

0.820 3.1 0.1 -0.3 0.7 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.326 2.3 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.4

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.312 1.4 1.0 -0.1 0.2 1.1

Hospital and related services

2.482 3.3 0.3 -0.1 0.3 0.6

Hospital services(8)(14)

2.212 3.2 0.3 -0.2 0.3 0.7

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

  4.2 0.4 -0.2 0.4 0.7

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

  1.1 0.3 -0.2 0.3 0.7

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

0.193 3.7 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.3

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

0.077 2.1 0.0 -0.3 0.1 0.0

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.998 6.3 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.6

Transportation services

5.919 3.2 0.9 0.2 0.7 0.3

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.563 1.4 -0.5 -0.9 0.7 -0.1

Car and truck rental(2)

0.106 4.9 1.5 2.2 0.6 4.8

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.162 1.7 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.056 2.2 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.672 1.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.391 2.2 -0.1 0.6 0.5 -0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.399 6.6 0.7 0.6 1.2 0.9

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.527 2.5 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

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

0.282 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Parking and other fees(2)

0.234 2.2 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.5

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

  2.9 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.4

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

  0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Public transportation

1.162 -1.0 3.1 -0.3 0.3 -0.8

Airline fare

0.702 -3.1 4.6 -0.9 1.1 -1.5

Other intercity transportation

0.175 6.6 2.2 -0.2 0.0 2.5

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

           

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

  1.9 -0.3 1.0 0.1 -0.3

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  13.9 3.1 1.6 0.8 3.1

Intracity transportation(1)

0.281 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0

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

  1.8 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0

Recreation services(9)

3.896 3.1 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.2

Video and audio services(9)

1.638 3.6 0.2 0.7 0.3 0.3

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.532 3.7 0.1 0.8 0.3 0.3

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

0.106 2.3 1.5 -0.3 1.6 1.5

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

  0.3 1.2 -1.1 2.0 1.2

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

  1.4 1.9 0.0 -0.3 1.9

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.369 3.8 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.5

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  2.3 -0.1 0.3 0.1 -0.1

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  4.0 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.5

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.049 2.8 0.5 -0.3 -0.3 0.5

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  1.7 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  3.7 1.1 -0.2 -0.7 1.1

Other recreation services(2)

1.839 2.4 0.0 0.4 0.6 0.0

Club dues and fees for participant sports and group exercises(1)(2)

0.650 2.4 -0.3 0.9 0.9 -0.3

Admissions(1)

0.643 2.4 0.3 0.0 0.7 0.3

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

  3.8 0.3 2.3 0.2 0.3

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

  -0.5 0.5 -4.6 0.8 0.5

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.221 2.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.5 0.0

Education and communication services(9)

6.422 1.7 -0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.999 3.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3

College tuition and fees

1.780 3.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.308 3.6 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.2

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.739 2.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.042 1.6 0.0 0.1 0.2 -0.1

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.137 0.3 0.0 0.0 -1.7 0.1

Postage(1)

0.130 0.4 0.0 0.0 -1.8 0.0

Delivery services(2)

0.007 -1.5 1.0 0.5 -1.1 1.0

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.546 0.9 -0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.4

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.812 0.8 -0.6 0.0 0.0 -0.6

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.734 1.4 0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Internet services and electronic information providers(2)

0.729 -0.6 -0.4 0.2 -0.8 0.1

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.609 3.1 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.6

Personal care services(1)

0.608 3.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

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

0.608 3.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Miscellaneous personal services

1.001 3.1 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.8

Legal services(1)(6)

0.237 3.1 1.4 0.0 0.1 1.4

Funeral expenses(1)(6)

0.144 2.0 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.3

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.265 3.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

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

0.027 1.7 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2

Financial services(1)(6)

0.231 3.9 1.1 1.3 0.6 1.1

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

  3.1 2.9 0.9 0.0 2.9

Tax return preparation and other accounting fees(1)(2)(3)

  3.7 0.3 1.0 0.8 0.3

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

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


Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes, May 2016 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Apr.
2016
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
May
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016
May
2015-
May
2016
Apr.
2016-
May
2016
Feb.
2016-
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2016-
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2016-
May
2016

All items less food

86.117 236.510 237.837 239.049 1.1 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.3

All items less shelter

66.829 224.911 223.693 224.635 -0.1 0.4 0.1 0.5 0.1

All items less food and shelter

52.946 219.321 217.278 218.559 -0.3 0.6 0.1 0.5 0.2

All items less food, shelter, and energy

46.124 222.527 225.434 225.699 1.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

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

43.974 226.847 230.055 230.360 1.5 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2

All items less medical care

91.557 227.707 228.660 229.614 0.8 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.2

All items less energy

93.179 242.047 246.515 246.911 2.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.1

Commodities

36.829 184.263 179.941 180.604 -2.0 0.4 0.0 0.6 0.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.513 147.374 147.086 146.765 -0.4 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

Commodities less food

22.945 156.062 149.373 150.457 -3.6 0.7 0.1 0.9 0.2

Commodities less food and beverages

21.989 153.084 146.157 147.263 -3.8 0.8 0.1 1.0 0.2

Services

63.171 290.770 297.797 299.079 2.9 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.3

Services less rent of shelter(1)

30.346 315.271 320.871 322.417 2.3 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.2

Services less medical care services

56.558 276.655 283.167 284.365 2.8 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.3

Durables

9.632 110.197 108.676 108.345 -1.7 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.5

Nondurables

27.197 220.974 215.135 216.440 -2.1 0.6 -0.4 0.8 0.1

Nondurables less food

13.313 199.037 187.105 189.857 -4.6 1.5 -0.3 1.7 0.4

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.357 196.477 183.682 186.591 -5.0 1.6 -0.3 1.8 0.4

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.167 244.171 222.720 227.483 -6.8 2.1 0.0 2.5 0.3

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.124 242.584 223.382 227.710 -6.1 1.9 -0.1 2.2 0.2

Housing

42.149 237.175 241.790 242.811 2.4 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.3

Education and communication(2)

7.060 137.400 139.316 138.971 1.1 -0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Education(2)

3.158 238.219 245.206 245.419 3.0 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3

Communication(2)

3.902 80.015 80.039 79.624 -0.5 -0.5 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4

Information and information processing(2)

3.765 76.182 76.200 75.789 -0.5 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.219 8.139 7.917 7.855 -3.5 -0.8 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4

Recreation(2)

5.761 116.190 117.515 117.512 1.1 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.0

Video and audio(2)

1.881 100.058 101.676 101.719 1.7 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.2

Pets, pet products and services(2)

0.962 167.484 169.637 169.985 1.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Photography(2)

0.086 74.956 73.540 73.860 -1.5 0.4 -0.6 -1.5 0.4

Food and beverages

14.840 245.846 248.095 247.580 0.7 -0.2 -0.2 0.2 -0.2

Domestically produced farm food

6.783 249.655 248.912 247.735 -0.8 -0.5 -0.5 0.1 -0.3

Other services

11.927 337.863 345.693 345.756 2.3 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.481 120.045 120.536 120.703 0.5 0.1 -1.2 -0.4 1.2

Fuels and utilities

4.869 228.748 223.529 226.197 -1.1 1.2 0.1 0.2 0.4

Household energy

3.709 193.538 185.549 188.232 -2.7 1.4 0.1 0.0 0.4

Medical care

8.443 447.213 459.994 461.403 3.2 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3

Transportation

15.397 206.386 195.491 198.613 -3.8 1.6 0.4 1.6 0.4

Private transportation

14.235 200.528 189.744 192.537 -4.0 1.5 0.5 1.8 0.5

New and used motor vehicles(2)

6.641 101.749 101.410 101.239 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4

Utilities and public transportation

9.939 214.939 214.017 215.761 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.1

Household furnishings and operations

4.109 123.207 122.012 121.820 -1.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.161 412.841 420.977 421.881 2.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.4

Personal care

2.511 220.101 223.553 224.060 1.8 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.4

Footnotes
(1) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(2) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(3) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.

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


Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, May 2016 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to May 2016 from: Percent change to Apr. 2016 from:
May
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
Apr.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016

U.S. city average

M

1.0 0.9 0.4 1.1 0.9 0.5

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

0.9 0.9 0.3 1.0 0.8 0.6

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.0 0.8 0.3 1.1 0.8 0.6

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

M

0.7 1.0 0.4 0.8 0.8 0.6

Midwest urban

M

0.8 0.8 0.4 0.8 1.1 0.4

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.8 0.9 0.4 0.8 1.0 0.5

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

M

0.6 0.8 0.4 0.7 1.1 0.4

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.1 0.5 0.3 1.2 1.4 0.2

South urban

M

0.9 0.8 0.4 0.9 1.0 0.4

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.2 0.8 0.4 1.3 0.9 0.4

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

M

0.7 0.9 0.4 0.7 1.1 0.4

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

0.3 0.9 0.4 0.3 1.0 0.5

West urban

M

1.5 1.0 0.5 1.8 0.7 0.5

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.8 0.9 0.5 2.2 0.7 0.4

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

M

0.4 1.2 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.6

Size classes

A(4)

M

1.3 0.9 0.4 1.4 0.8 0.5

B/C(3)

M

0.6 0.9 0.4 0.7 1.0 0.5

D

M

1.2 0.9 0.5 1.1 1.1 0.4

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

0.3 0.6 0.0 0.7 0.8 0.6

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

1.5 0.7 0.5 2.0 0.5 0.2

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

M

0.9 0.7 0.3 1.0 0.7 0.4

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

1

1.5 0.9        

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

0.3 0.9        

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

1.0 0.8        

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

1

1.2 0.8        

Atlanta, GA

2

      1.9 1.0  

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

      1.1 1.4  

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

      1.4 0.5  

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

      1.4 0.7  

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

2

      0.6 0.9  

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

      2.7 0.7  

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

      2.5 1.1  

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

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


Table 5. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) and the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, all items index, May 2016 [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

December 2012

    1.5 1.7

December 2013

    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 1.9 2.1

June 2014

0.2 0.2 1.9 2.1

July 2014

0.0 0.0 1.8 2.0

August 2014

-0.2 -0.2 1.5 1.7

September 2014

0.1 0.1 1.5 1.7

October 2014

-0.2 -0.3 1.5 1.7

November 2014

-0.6 -0.5 1.1 1.3

December 2014

-0.7 -0.6 0.5 0.8

January 2015

-0.5 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1

February 2015

0.4 0.4 -0.4 0.0

March 2015

0.7 0.6 -0.3 -0.1

April 2015

0.2 0.2 -0.4 -0.2

May 2015

0.6 0.5 -0.2 0.0

June 2015

0.3 0.4 0.0 0.1

July 2015

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

August 2015

-0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.2

September 2015

-0.3 -0.2 -0.4 0.0

October 2015

-0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.2

November 2015

-0.3 -0.2 0.1 0.5

December 2015

-0.5 -0.3 0.3 0.7

January 2016

0.1 0.2 0.9 1.4

February 2016

0.0 0.1 0.5 1.0

March 2016

0.6 0.4 0.3 0.9

April 2016

0.6 0.5 0.7 1.1

May 2016

0.5 0.4 0.6 1.0

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.

Indexes are issued as initial estimates. Indexes are revised each quarter with the publication of January, April, July, and October data as updated expenditure estimates become available. The C-CPI-U indexes are updated quarterly until they become final. January-March indexes are final in January of the following year; April-June indexes are final in April of the following year; July-September indexes are final in July of the following year; October-December indexes are final in October of the following year.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, May 2016, 1-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Apr.
2016
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Apr. 2016-
May 2016
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Apr. 2016-
May 2016(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.2   0.04 S-Mar. 2016 0.1

Food

13.883 -0.2 -0.028 0.08 S-Mar. 2016 -0.2

Food at home

8.111 -0.5 -0.040 0.12 S-Mar. 2016 -0.5

Cereals and bakery products

1.088 -0.4 -0.004 0.27 S-Mar. 2016 -0.6

Cereals and cereal products

0.366 -0.4 -0.001 0.44 S-Mar. 2016 -1.1

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.045 -0.1 0.000 0.64 S-Mar. 2016 -1.9

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.186 0.1 0.000 0.71 L-Feb. 2016 1.5

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.135 -0.1 0.000 0.67 S-Mar. 2016 -0.7

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  0.6   0.83 L-Oct. 2015 2.2

Bakery products(4)

0.722 -0.5 -0.004 0.31 S-Nov. 2015 -0.5

Bread(4)(5)

0.213 0.0 0.000 0.57 L-Feb. 2016 0.0

White bread(4)(6)

  0.7   0.81 L-Dec. 2015 0.7

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  -0.8   0.88 S-Dec. 2015 -1.1

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(5)

0.106 -0.9 -0.001 0.69 S-Feb. 2016 -1.2

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.175 -0.1 0.000 0.64 S-Feb. 2016 -0.5

Cookies(6)

  -0.1   0.97 S-Mar. 2016 -0.3

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  -0.4   0.86 L-Mar. 2016 0.6

Other bakery products

0.228 -1.3 -0.003 0.66 S-May 2013 -1.5

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

  -0.4   0.84 S-Mar. 2016 -0.7

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  -1.0   1.25 S-Mar. 2014 -1.9

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

  -1.3   0.88 S-Mar. 2015 -1.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.823 -0.5 -0.010 0.22 S-Jan. 2016 -1.3

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.703 -0.4 -0.006 0.24 S-Jan. 2016 -0.7

Meats

1.084 -0.5 -0.006 0.27 S-Jan. 2016 -0.8

Beef and veal

0.491 -0.1 0.000 0.40 L-Mar. 2016 0.7

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.198 -0.2 0.000 0.55 L-Mar. 2016 0.0

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.067 2.9 0.002 0.87 L-Aug. 2014 6.0

Uncooked beef steaks(5)

0.178 0.0 0.000 0.70 S-Feb. 2016 -0.1

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.048 -1.8 -0.001 0.81 S-May 2015 -2.5

Pork

0.333 -1.2 -0.004 0.47 S-Apr. 2015 -1.6

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.142 -1.9 -0.003 0.76 S-Feb. 2016 -2.1

Bacon and related products(6)

  0.1   0.95 S-Feb. 2016 -3.1

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  -2.7   0.94 S-Jun. 2008 -2.7

Ham

0.059 -2.1 -0.001 0.91 S-Mar. 2015 -2.7

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  -2.4   1.16 S-Mar. 2015 -2.6

Pork chops(4)

0.055 0.3 0.000 1.17 S-Jan. 2016 -3.7

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.078 0.0 0.000 1.01 L-Feb. 2016 0.3

Other meats

0.260 -0.6 -0.001 0.48 L-Mar. 2016 -0.2

Frankfurters(6)

  -1.4   1.56 L-Mar. 2016 0.9

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

  -0.2   0.62 L-Mar. 2016 0.3

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  -1.9   1.72 S-May 2015 -3.0

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

  -3.2   2.54 S-Dec. 2015 -3.8

Poultry

0.350 0.2 0.001 0.63 S-Mar. 2016 -0.8

Chicken(4)(5)

0.284 -0.2 0.000 0.76 S-Mar. 2016 -0.5

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  0.3   1.42 S-Mar. 2016 -0.9

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  -0.4   0.72 S-Feb. 2016 -1.3

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.067 -1.0 -0.001 0.78 S-Sep. 2015 -1.7

Fish and seafood

0.268 -0.4 -0.001 0.54 S-Feb. 2016 -0.4

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.145 -0.8 -0.001 0.87 S-Feb. 2016 -1.0

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.122 -0.4 -0.001 0.53 S-Jan. 2016 -0.6

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  -0.7   0.88 S-Mar. 2016 -1.3

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  -0.7   0.75 S-Dec. 2015 -1.5

Eggs

0.120 -2.8 -0.003 0.62 L-Feb. 2016 0.4

Dairy and related products

0.827 -0.6 -0.005 0.26 S-Oct. 2015 -0.6

Milk(4)(5)

0.230 -0.2 0.000 0.33 L-Dec. 2015 0.6

Fresh whole milk(6)

  0.6   0.53 L-Jul. 2015 0.7

Fresh milk other than whole(5)(6)

  0.5   0.45 L-Feb. 2016 0.7

Cheese and related products

0.268 -0.6 -0.001 0.46 S-Dec. 2015 -0.6

Ice cream and related products

0.119 0.5 0.001 0.83 L-Mar. 2016 1.1

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.210 -1.5 -0.003 0.57 S-Nov. 2006 -2.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.370 -0.7 -0.010 0.37 S-Mar. 2016 -1.9

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.068 -0.6 -0.006 0.46 L-Feb. 2016 1.0

Fresh fruits

0.575 -0.7 -0.004 0.64 L-Feb. 2016 2.3

Apples

0.089 -2.5 -0.002 1.11 S-Aug. 2014 -2.6

Bananas(4)

0.087 0.1 0.000 0.62 L-Mar. 2016 0.8

Citrus fruits(5)

0.148 2.1 0.003 1.44 L-Apr. 2014 3.1

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  -3.0   1.41 S-Aug. 2014 -3.3

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.252 -2.1 -0.005 1.08 S-Mar. 2016 -6.0

Fresh vegetables

0.493 -0.4 -0.002 0.59 L-Feb. 2016 -0.4

Potatoes

0.079 0.8 0.001 1.14 L-Feb. 2016 1.6

Lettuce

0.064 3.3 0.002 1.44 L-Sep. 2015 4.0

Tomatoes(4)

0.085 -7.0 -0.006 1.42 S-Mar. 2016 -7.2

Other fresh vegetables

0.266 -1.7 -0.005 0.74 S-Mar. 2016 -2.9

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.302 -1.4 -0.004 0.49 S-Jan. 2003 -2.1

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.158 -0.8 -0.001 0.76 S-Oct. 2015 -1.7

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  -0.8   0.86 S-Feb. 2016 -1.2

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  -0.9   1.02 S-Oct. 2015 -2.6

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.089 -1.8 -0.002 0.86 S-Aug. 2014 -2.1

Frozen vegetables(6)

  -2.4   1.07 S-Aug. 2014 -2.6

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.056 -1.6 -0.001 0.73 S-Apr. 2014 -1.9

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

  0.2   0.79 L-Feb. 2016 1.7

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.974 -0.1 -0.001 0.34 S-Mar. 2016 -0.3

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.686 -0.7 -0.005 0.43 S-Jul. 2013 -0.7

Carbonated drinks

0.277 -1.5 -0.004 0.68 S-May 2013 -1.5

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.011 0.5 0.000 0.64 L-Feb. 2016 2.5

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.398 0.0 0.000 0.61 L-Feb. 2016 0.7

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.288 0.6 0.002 0.44 L-Jan. 2015 0.6

Coffee

0.180 0.8 0.002 0.59 L-Apr. 2015 1.1

Roasted coffee(6)

  0.2   0.64 S-Mar. 2016 -1.7

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  2.0   1.03 L-Feb. 2015 2.2

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.108 -0.4 0.000 0.62 S-Mar. 2016 -1.2

Other food at home

2.030 -0.5 -0.010 0.23 S-Aug. 2013 -0.8

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.295 -0.5 -0.001 0.58 S-Nov. 2015 -0.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.051 -1.0 -0.001 0.62 S-Mar. 2016 -1.6

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.187 -0.5 -0.001 0.89 S-Jan. 2016 -1.1

Other sweets(5)

0.056 -0.1 0.000 0.63 S-Mar. 2016 -0.1

Fats and oils

0.238 -0.9 -0.002 0.42 S-Dec. 2010 -1.0

Butter and margarine(5)

0.068 -3.1 -0.002 0.65 S-Apr. 2009 -3.5

Butter(6)

  -3.3   0.92 S-Nov. 2015 -3.3

Margarine(6)

  -2.0   1.02 S-Mar. 2016 -3.4

Salad dressing(5)

0.058 -0.6 0.000 0.82 S-Jan. 2016 -1.1

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.112 0.0 0.000 0.62 S-Mar. 2016 -0.4

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  3.1   1.00 L-Jan. 2012 6.9

Other foods

1.497 -0.4 -0.006 0.28 S-Aug. 2013 -0.9

Soups

0.096 0.8 0.001 1.02 L-Mar. 2016 1.4

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.265 0.0 0.000 0.63 S-Mar. 2016 -0.7

Snacks(4)

0.339 -0.1 0.000 0.66 S-Feb. 2016 -0.3

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.291 -1.5 -0.004 0.59 S-Dec. 2010 -1.8

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

  -0.8   0.93 S-Dec. 2015 -1.4

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

  -3.8   1.56 S-May 2014 -4.9

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  -1.4   0.87 S-Feb. 2016 -2.0

Other condiments(6)

  -1.9   0.97 S-Feb. 2016 -1.9

Baby food(4)(5)

0.055 0.6 0.000 0.38 L-Feb. 2016 1.0

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.450 -0.4 -0.002 0.51 S-Jan. 2016 -1.8

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  -0.8   0.55 S-Jan. 2016 -1.5

Food away from home(4)

5.772 0.2 0.012 0.06 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.791 0.3 0.009 0.07 L-Jul. 2015 0.3

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.456 0.1 0.003 0.10 S-Dec. 2015 0.1

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.196 0.3 0.001 0.16 L-Mar. 2016 0.3

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

  0.0   0.08 - -

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

0.082 -0.2 0.000 0.34 S-Oct. 2015 -0.2

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.247 0.1 0.000 0.11 - -

Energy

6.821 1.2 0.085 0.15 S-Mar. 2016 0.9

Energy commodities

3.282 2.4 0.077 0.12 S-Mar. 2016 1.9

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.169 4.2 0.007 0.53 - -

Fuel oil(4)

0.086 6.2 0.005 0.37 L-Mar. 2011 6.2

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(9)

0.083 1.9 0.002 0.78 L-Jul. 2014 2.4

Motor fuel

3.113 2.3 0.070 0.12 S-Mar. 2016 2.2

Gasoline (all types)

3.070 2.3 0.068 0.12 S-Mar. 2016 2.2

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  2.4   0.38 S-Feb. 2016 -13.4

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  2.0   0.36 S-Feb. 2016 -12.5

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  1.3   0.31 S-Mar. 2016 -0.3

Other motor fuels(5)

0.043 4.2 0.002 0.12 L-Aug. 2012 6.2

Energy services(11)

3.539 0.2 0.008 0.28 L-Mar. 2016 0.2

Electricity(11)

2.801 -0.2 -0.005 0.35 L-Mar. 2016 0.4

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.739 1.7 0.012 0.28 L-Dec. 2014 1.8

All items less food and energy

79.295 0.2 0.161 0.04 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.663 -0.2 -0.036 0.09 S-Mar. 2016 -0.2

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.267 -0.4 -0.012 0.16 - -

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

0.264 -0.6 -0.002 0.56 S-Mar. 2016 -1.7

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.059 -0.5 0.000 0.41 S-Feb. 2016 -0.5

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.054 0.8 0.000 0.50 L-Jan. 2016 2.9

Other linens(4)(5)

0.151 -1.2 -0.002 0.83 S-Mar. 2016 -3.5

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.779 -0.5 -0.004 0.31 S-Feb. 2016 -0.7

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.273 0.4 0.001 0.47 L-Mar. 2016 1.2

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

0.370 -1.0 -0.004 0.50 S-Aug. 2015 -2.2

Other furniture(5)

0.130 -0.3 0.000 0.61 L-Dec. 2015 0.3

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

           

Appliances(5)

0.188 0.6 0.001 0.46 L-Jul. 2014 0.6

Major appliances(5)

0.059 0.3 0.000 0.67 L-Mar. 2016 0.6

Laundry equipment(6)

  -1.2   0.95 S-Feb. 2016 -1.7

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.126 0.4 0.000 0.66 L-Feb. 2016 1.0

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.477 -0.7 -0.003 0.51 S-Nov. 2015 -1.4

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.250 -0.8 -0.002 0.88 S-Nov. 2015 -3.2

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.102 0.1 0.000 0.50 L-Feb. 2016 1.1

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.053 1.1 0.001 1.23 L-Jan. 2016 3.9

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.073 -1.3 -0.001 0.42 S-Jul. 2014 -1.3

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.685 -0.3 -0.002 0.25 L-Mar. 2016 0.3

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.181 -0.2 0.000 0.39 L-Mar. 2016 0.4

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.342 -0.5 -0.002 0.32 L-Mar. 2016 0.0

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.873 -0.1 -0.001 0.26 L-Mar. 2016 0.1

Household cleaning products(5)

0.344 0.4 0.001 0.45 L-Apr. 2015 0.5

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.237 -0.5 -0.001 0.43 S-May 2015 -0.5

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.293 -0.2 -0.001 0.41 S-Jan. 2016 -0.5

Apparel

3.190 0.8 0.025 0.41 L-Feb. 2016 1.6

Men's and boys' apparel

0.793 1.2 0.009 0.74 L-Feb. 2015 1.5

Men's apparel

0.634 1.7 0.010 0.80 L-Feb. 2015 2.3

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.100 2.9 0.003 2.00 S-Mar. 2016 -3.0

Men's furnishings

0.201 2.9 0.006 0.89 L-Mar. 2015 4.1

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.181 0.3 0.001 1.56 S-Mar. 2016 -1.1

Men's pants and shorts

0.146 1.3 0.002 1.57 L-Dec. 2015 2.0

Boys' apparel

0.159 -0.8 -0.001 1.48 S-Mar. 2016 -1.5

Women's and girls' apparel

1.314 0.7 0.009 0.73 L-Feb. 2016 1.8

Women's apparel

1.104 0.4 0.005 0.78 L-Feb. 2016 1.9

Women's outerwear

0.072 3.4 0.002 2.43 L-Jan. 2016 7.2

Women's dresses

0.163 1.1 0.002 2.38 S-Mar. 2016 -1.2

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.511 -0.1 -0.001 0.97 L-Mar. 2016 1.0

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

0.348 0.8 0.003 0.92 L-Feb. 2016 2.4

Girls' apparel

0.210 2.2 0.005 1.83 L-Jan. 2016 3.7

Footwear

0.709 -0.5 -0.003 0.73 S-Mar. 2016 -0.7

Men's footwear(4)

0.221 -1.6 -0.004 1.07 S-Dec. 2015 -2.0

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.173 -0.1 0.000 1.10 S-Mar. 2016 -0.9

Women's footwear

0.315 -0.5 -0.002 1.17 S-Mar. 2016 -1.6

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.153 0.7 0.001 0.98 L-Feb. 2016 2.8

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.221 4.1 0.009 0.78 L-Feb. 2016 5.1

Watches(4)(9)

0.080 3.3 0.003 0.87 L-Feb. 2016 8.9

Jewelry(9)

0.141 4.2 0.006 0.96 L-Oct. 1991 4.8

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

6.366 -0.5 -0.034 0.09 S-EVER -

New vehicles

3.727 -0.1 -0.004 0.14 L-Mar. 2016 0.0

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.12 L-Mar. 2016 0.0

New cars(6)

  -0.2   0.14 L-Mar. 2016 -0.2

New trucks(14)(6)

  0.0   0.13 L-Mar. 2016 0.1

Used cars and trucks

2.150 -1.3 -0.027 0.01 S-Mar. 2009 -1.8

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.393 -0.6 -0.002 0.21 S-Oct. 2015 -0.9

Tires(4)

0.236 -0.8 -0.002 0.29 S-Jun. 2014 -0.8

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.157 -0.4 -0.001 0.27 S-Oct. 2015 -1.3

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

  -0.1   0.24 S-Mar. 2016 -0.2

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

  -0.4   0.52 S-Feb. 2016 -0.7

Medical care commodities

1.830 -0.2 -0.004 0.21 S-Jan. 2015 -0.2

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.770 -0.4 -0.007 0.22 S-Dec. 2015 -0.4

Prescription drugs

1.407 -0.4 -0.005 0.24 S-Dec. 2013 -0.9

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.363 0.3 0.001 0.47 S-Mar. 2016 -0.2

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.060 0.7 0.000 0.39 L-Sep. 2013 0.7

Recreation commodities(12)

1.865 -0.3 -0.005 0.17 S-Mar. 2016 -0.3

Video and audio products(12)

0.243 -1.2 -0.003 0.35 L-Mar. 2016 -0.8

Televisions

0.123 -1.9 -0.002 0.60 S-Mar. 2016 -2.4

Other video equipment(5)

0.026 0.3 0.000 0.78 L-Mar. 2016 2.0

Audio equipment

0.062 -0.9 -0.001 0.55 L-Mar. 2016 0.5

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

0.024 0.3 0.000 0.62 L-Mar. 2016 0.9

Pets and pet products(4)

0.593 0.1 0.001 0.30 S-Mar. 2016 0.1

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.33 S-Mar. 2016 -0.1

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

  0.3   0.43 L-Mar. 2016 0.3

Sporting goods(4)

0.446 -0.2 -0.001 0.31 S-Feb. 2016 -0.3

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.232 0.0 0.000 0.43 S-Mar. 2016 -0.3

Sports equipment

0.205 -0.3 -0.001 0.44 S-Feb. 2016 -0.6

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.036 0.2 0.000 0.96 L-Jul. 2015 0.2

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

  0.7   0.64 S-Mar. 2016 0.0

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  -0.1   1.06 L-Jan. 2016 0.0

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.150 0.4 0.001 0.48 L-Feb. 2016 0.9

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.087 1.2 0.001 0.68 L-Jul. 2015 1.2

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.063 -0.8 0.000 0.59 S-Mar. 2016 -4.9

Other recreational goods(5)

0.396 -0.6 -0.002 0.48 S-Feb. 2016 -1.5

Toys

0.322 -0.7 -0.002 0.59 S-Mar. 2016 -0.7

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

  -1.5   0.68 S-Feb. 2016 -1.7

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

0.026 -0.7 0.000 1.32 S-Feb. 2016 -1.7

Music instruments and accessories(4)(5)

0.034 0.0 0.000 0.42 S-Mar. 2016 -0.2

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.638 -0.8 -0.005 0.30 S-Jan. 2016 -1.3

Educational books and supplies

0.159 0.1 0.000 0.45 S-Mar. 2016 -0.1

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  -0.1   0.41 S-Mar. 2016 -0.3

Information technology commodities(12)

0.479 -1.2 -0.006 0.40 S-Jan. 2016 -1.7

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.288 -0.6 -0.002 0.49 - -

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.094 -4.3 -0.004 0.82 S-EVER -

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

0.097 0.1 0.000 0.84 S-Mar. 2016 -0.7

Alcoholic beverages

0.956 -0.1 -0.001 0.16 S-Dec. 2015 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.591 -0.2 -0.001 0.23 S-Mar. 2016 -0.2

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.270 0.1 0.000 0.28 S-Feb. 2016 -0.4

Distilled spirits at home

0.075 -0.9 -0.001 0.39 S-Nov. 2010 -0.9

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

  -2.7   0.40 S-EVER -

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(6)

  -0.5   0.55 S-Mar. 2014 -0.6

Wine at home

0.247 -0.4 -0.001 0.44 S-Mar. 2016 -0.8

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.365 0.4 0.001 0.18 L-May 2015 0.4

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

  0.5   0.15 L-Mar. 2015 0.6

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

  0.1   0.24 S-Jan. 2016 0.0

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

  0.8   0.20 L-May 2015 0.8

Other goods(12)

1.552 -0.1 -0.002 0.18 S-Apr. 2015 -0.2

Tobacco and smoking products

0.650 0.2 0.001 0.16 L-Mar. 2016 0.5

Cigarettes(5)

0.588 0.2 0.001 0.17 L-Mar. 2016 0.5

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.045 0.2 0.000 0.53 L-Mar. 2016 0.5

Personal care products(4)

0.711 -0.2 -0.001 0.31 S-Nov. 2015 -0.2

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

0.379 -0.7 -0.003 0.46 S-Aug. 2015 -0.7

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

0.325 0.4 0.001 0.40 L-Oct. 2015 1.0

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.192 -1.2 -0.002 0.44 S-Nov. 2015 -1.2

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  0.0   0.54 S-Mar. 2016 0.0

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

  0.1   0.51 L-Feb. 2016 0.7

Services less energy services

59.632 0.3 0.195 0.04 - -

Shelter

33.171 0.4 0.119 0.06 L-Feb. 2007 0.4

Rent of shelter(16)

32.826 0.4 0.132 0.06 L-Feb. 2007 0.4

Rent of primary residence(11)

7.722 0.4 0.028 0.04 L-Sep. 2015 0.4

Lodging away from home(5)

0.929 0.7 0.006 1.89 L-Feb. 2016 0.9

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

0.119 0.3 0.000 0.04 L-Feb. 2016 0.3

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.810 0.8 0.006 2.30 L-Feb. 2016 1.0

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

24.175 0.3 0.084 0.03 - -

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

23.066 0.3 0.081 0.03 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.345 0.1 0.000 0.31 L-Feb. 2016 0.2

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.160 0.6 0.007 0.13 L-Aug. 2015 0.6

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.876 0.7 0.006 0.16 - -

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.284 0.1 0.000 0.17 L-Feb. 2016 0.2

Household operations(4)(5)

0.842 0.3 0.003 0.14 L-Feb. 2016 0.5

Domestic services(4)(5)

           

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.278 -0.1 0.000 0.09 S-Oct. 2015 -0.1

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.114 0.8 0.001 0.59 L-Feb. 2016 3.1

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.086 1.4 0.001 0.12 L-Jun. 2015 1.6

Medical care services

6.613 0.5 0.033 0.08 L-Feb. 2016 0.5

Professional services

3.132 0.7 0.021 0.10 L-Feb. 2007 0.7

Physicians' services(11)

1.674 1.0 0.016 0.13 L-Nov. 2015 1.0

Dental services(11)

0.820 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-Mar. 2016 -0.3

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.326 0.4 0.001 0.38 S-Mar. 2016 0.4

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.312 1.1 0.003 0.14 L-Feb. 2006 1.2

Hospital and related services

2.482 0.6 0.015 0.11 L-Oct. 2015 1.8

Hospital services(11)(17)

2.212 0.7 0.014 0.12 L-Oct. 2015 2.0

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

  0.7   0.21 L-Feb. 2016 0.9

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

  0.7   0.20 L-Oct. 2015 1.5

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

0.193 0.3 0.001 0.10 S-Feb. 2016 0.3

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

0.077 0.0 0.000 0.10 S-Mar. 2016 -0.3

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.998 0.6 0.006 0.08 L-Feb. 2016 1.3

Transportation services

5.919 0.3 0.019 0.14 S-Mar. 2016 0.2

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.563 -0.1 0.000 0.31 S-Mar. 2016 -0.9

Car and truck rental(5)

0.106 4.8 0.005 1.50 L-EVER -

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.162 0.2 0.002 0.17 S-Feb. 2016 0.0

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.056 0.2 0.000 0.14 L-Mar. 2016 0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.672 0.3 0.002 0.20 L-Oct. 2015 0.4

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.391 -0.1 0.000 0.27 S-Aug. 2015 -0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.399 0.9 0.021 0.23 S-Mar. 2016 0.6

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.527 0.2 0.001 0.11 L-Jan. 2016 0.5

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

0.282 0.0 0.000 0.08 - -

Parking and other fees(5)

0.234 0.5 0.001 0.18 L-Feb. 2015 0.8

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

  0.4   0.24 L-Jan. 2016 1.0

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

  0.0   0.17 - -

Public transportation

1.162 -0.8 -0.009 0.36 S-Jul. 2015 -2.6

Airline fare

0.702 -1.5 -0.010 0.51 S-Jul. 2015 -5.0

Other intercity transportation

0.175 2.5 0.004 0.67 L-Sep. 2013 2.9

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

           

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

  -0.3   1.12 S-Jan. 2016 -3.6

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  3.1   0.79 L-Jul. 2015 3.8

Intracity transportation(4)

0.281 0.0 0.000 0.06 S-Mar. 2016 0.0

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

  0.0   0.08 S-Mar. 2016 0.0

Recreation services(12)

3.896 0.2 0.007 0.16 S-Nov. 2015 0.0

Video and audio services(12)

1.638 0.3 0.006 0.13 - -

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.532 0.3 0.004 0.13 - -

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

0.106 1.5 0.002 0.90 S-Mar. 2016 -0.3

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

  1.2   1.27 S-Mar. 2016 -1.1

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

  1.9   0.29 L-Oct. 2011 3.1

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.369 0.5 0.002 0.11 L-Aug. 2015 0.5

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.12 S-Jan. 2016 -0.1

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.5   0.12 L-Aug. 2015 0.6

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.049 0.5 0.000 0.39 L-Oct. 2015 1.6

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  0.1   0.14 - -

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  1.1   0.57 L-Sep. 2015 2.5

Other recreation services(5)

1.839 0.0 -0.001 0.33 S-Nov. 2015 -0.3

Club dues and fees for participant sports and group exercises(4)(5)

0.650 -0.3 -0.002 0.45 S-Dec. 2015 -0.3

Admissions(4)

0.643 0.3 0.002 0.55 S-Mar. 2016 0.0

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

  0.3   0.52 L-Mar. 2016 2.3

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

  0.5   0.66 S-Mar. 2016 -4.6

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.221 0.0 0.000 0.18 L-Feb. 2016 0.1

Education and communication services(12)

6.422 0.0 -0.002 0.07 - -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.999 0.3 0.008 0.08 L-Feb. 2016 0.4

College tuition and fees

1.780 0.3 0.006 0.12 - -

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.308 0.2 0.001 0.07 S-Aug. 2015 0.1

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.739 0.1 0.001 0.11 - -

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.042 -0.1 0.000 0.10 S-Aug. 2015 -0.1

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.137 0.1 0.000 0.02 L-Feb. 2016 1.5

Postage(4)

0.130 0.0 0.000 0.00 L-Mar. 2016 0.0

Delivery services(5)

0.007 1.0 0.000 0.18 L-Nov. 2015 1.4

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.546 -0.4 -0.011 0.10 S-Feb. 2016 -0.6

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.812 -0.6 -0.011 0.12 S-Feb. 2016 -1.0

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.734 0.0 0.000 0.13 - -

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.729 0.1 0.001 0.26 L-Mar. 2016 0.2

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.609 0.6 0.009 0.08 L-Jun. 2015 0.9

Personal care services(4)

0.608 0.3 0.002 0.11 L-Nov. 2015 0.4

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

0.608 0.3 0.002 0.11 L-Nov. 2015 0.4

Miscellaneous personal services

1.001 0.8 0.008 0.10 L-Aug. 2001 0.8

Legal services(4)(9)

0.237 1.4 0.003 0.15 L-Oct. 2009 1.6

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.144 0.3 0.000 0.12 L-Oct. 2015 0.6

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.265 0.1 0.000 0.11 S-Aug. 2015 0.1

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

0.027 0.2 0.000 0.17 L-Mar. 2016 0.2

Financial services(4)(9)

0.231 1.1 0.003 0.28 L-Mar. 2016 1.3

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

  2.9   0.02 L-Jun. 2013 4.6

Tax return preparation and other accounting fees(4)(5)(6)

  0.3   0.39 S-Feb. 2016 0.3

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

86.117 0.3 0.246 0.04 S-Mar. 2016 0.1

All items less shelter

66.829 0.1 0.099 0.04 S-Mar. 2016 0.1

All items less food and shelter

52.946 0.2 0.126 0.05 S-Mar. 2016 0.1

All items less food, shelter, and energy

46.124 0.1 0.041 0.05 - -

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

43.974 0.2 0.069 0.05 - -

All items less medical care

91.557 0.2 0.189 0.04 S-Mar. 2016 0.1

All items less energy

93.179 0.1 0.133 0.03 S-Mar. 2016 0.0

Commodities

36.829 0.0 0.014 0.06 S-Mar. 2016 0.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.513 0.0 -0.009 0.10 L-Feb. 2016 0.3

Commodities less food

22.945 0.2 0.041 0.07 S-Mar. 2016 0.1

Commodities less food and beverages

21.989 0.2 0.042 0.08 S-Mar. 2016 0.1

Services

63.171 0.3 0.203 0.05 - -

Services less rent of shelter(16)

30.346 0.2 0.062 0.07 S-Mar. 2016 0.2

Services less medical care services

56.558 0.3 0.174 0.05 - -

Durables

9.632 -0.5 -0.046 0.08 S-Aug. 2009 -0.7

Nondurables

27.197 0.1 0.024 0.07 S-Mar. 2016 -0.4

Nondurables less food

13.313 0.4 0.048 0.11 S-Mar. 2016 -0.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.357 0.4 0.049 0.11 S-Mar. 2016 -0.3

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.167 0.3 0.025 0.08 S-Mar. 2016 0.0

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.124 0.2 0.025 0.07 S-Mar. 2016 -0.1

Housing

42.149 0.3 0.130 0.06 L-May 2014 0.3

Education and communication(5)

7.060 -0.1 -0.008 0.07 S-Feb. 2016 -0.1

Education(5)

3.158 0.3 0.008 0.08 - -

Communication(5)

3.902 -0.4 -0.016 0.10 S-Feb. 2016 -0.5

Information and information processing(5)

3.765 -0.4 -0.016 0.10 S-Feb. 2016 -0.6

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.219 -0.4 -0.005 0.23 S-Feb. 2016 -0.6

Recreation(5)

5.761 0.0 0.002 0.12 S-Dec. 2015 0.0

Video and audio(5)

1.881 0.2 0.003 0.14 L-Mar. 2016 0.5

Pets, pet products and services(5)

0.962 0.2 0.002 0.20 S-Mar. 2016 0.2

Photography(5)

0.086 0.4 0.000 0.54 L-Oct. 2015 0.8

Food and beverages

14.840 -0.2 -0.028 0.07 S-Mar. 2016 -0.2

Domestically produced farm food

6.783 -0.3 -0.023 0.13 S-Mar. 2016 -0.5

Other services

11.927 0.1 0.014 0.07 S-Feb. 2016 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.481 1.2 0.028 0.48 L-Feb. 2016 1.7

Fuels and utilities

4.869 0.4 0.021 0.21 L-Dec. 2014 0.5

Household energy

3.709 0.4 0.015 0.27 L-Dec. 2014 0.5

Medical care

8.443 0.3 0.029 0.08 - -

Transportation

15.397 0.4 0.056 0.06 S-Mar. 2016 0.4

Private transportation

14.235 0.5 0.065 0.07 S-Mar. 2016 0.5

New and used motor vehicles(5)

6.641 -0.4 -0.027 0.10 S-Apr. 2010 -0.4

Utilities and public transportation

9.939 0.1 0.011 0.13 - -

Household furnishings and operations

4.109 -0.3 -0.010 0.13 L-Mar. 2016 -0.1

Other goods and services

3.161 0.4 0.011 0.09 L-Oct. 2015 0.4

Personal care

2.511 0.4 0.010 0.11 L-Oct. 2015 0.4

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, May 2016, 12-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Apr.
2016
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
May 2015-
May 2016
Unadjusted effect on All Items
May 2015-
May 2016(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 1.0   0.08 S-Mar. 2016 0.9

Food

13.883 0.7 0.096 0.13 S-Jun. 2010 0.7

Food at home

8.111 -0.7 -0.056 0.18 S-Mar. 2010 -0.7

Cereals and bakery products

1.088 -0.2 -0.002 0.40 S-Mar. 2016 -0.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.366 -1.4 -0.005 0.67 S-Nov. 2010 -2.6

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.045 -1.8 -0.001 0.84 - -

Breakfast cereal

0.186 -1.6 -0.003 1.05 S-Nov. 2010 -2.6

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.135 -0.9 -0.001 1.01 - -

Rice(4)(5)

  -2.9   1.28 L-Mar. 2016 -2.0

Bakery products

0.722 0.4 0.003 0.49 S-Mar. 2016 0.3

Bread(4)

0.213 0.2 0.000 0.84 L-Feb. 2016 1.1

White bread(5)

  -0.5   1.17 L-Mar. 2016 0.3

Bread other than white(5)

  0.9   1.26 L-Feb. 2016 0.9

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.106 0.6 0.001 1.13 S-Mar. 2016 0.1

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.175 1.6 0.003 1.20 S-Mar. 2016 1.5

Cookies(5)

  1.3   1.51 S-Mar. 2016 -0.6

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  1.9   1.71 S-May 2015 1.3

Other bakery products

0.228 -0.5 -0.001 1.03 S-Mar. 2016 -0.5

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  -0.2   1.50 L-Mar. 2016 0.0

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  0.5   1.50 S-Mar. 2016 -1.8

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

  -1.2   1.38 S-Sep. 2015 -1.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.823 -3.2 -0.060 0.38 S-Mar. 2016 -3.6

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.703 -2.7 -0.049 0.40 L-Nov. 2015 -2.1

Meats

1.084 -3.4 -0.040 0.51 - -

Beef and veal

0.491 -5.4 -0.031 0.70 L-Mar. 2016 -5.1

Uncooked ground beef

0.198 -9.4 -0.022 0.99 L-Mar. 2016 -8.8

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.067 -3.1 -0.003 1.52 L-Nov. 2015 -2.3

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.178 -2.1 -0.005 1.31 S-Feb. 2016 -2.9

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.048 -2.6 -0.001 1.35 L-Mar. 2016 -2.4

Pork

0.333 -2.4 -0.008 0.81 S-Mar. 2016 -5.6

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.142 3.4 0.004 1.18 L-Nov. 2014 4.3

Bacon and related products(5)

  10.3   1.27 L-Jun. 2014 11.3

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  -5.0   1.72 S-Mar. 2016 -6.1

Ham

0.059 -7.7 -0.005 1.93 S-Mar. 2016 -9.6

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  -8.4   1.91 S-Mar. 2016 -10.4

Pork chops

0.055 -3.0 -0.002 1.66 S-Mar. 2016 -4.0

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.078 -6.5 -0.005 1.74 S-Mar. 2016 -8.9

Other meats

0.260 -0.4 -0.001 0.88 S-Feb. 2014 -0.6

Frankfurters(5)

  -0.9   2.45 S-Mar. 2014 -1.7

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  0.5   1.08 S-Feb. 2014 0.1

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  1.8   2.53 L-Oct. 2015 2.9

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  0.5   4.22 S-Mar. 2016 -5.7

Poultry

0.350 -1.6 -0.006 0.83 L-Nov. 2015 -1.3

Chicken(4)

0.284 -1.5 -0.004 0.94 L-Oct. 2015 -0.8

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  0.9   1.98 L-Jul. 2015 1.6

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  -2.3   1.18 L-Nov. 2015 -2.0

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.067 -1.8 -0.001 1.61 S-Jan. 2010 -2.1

Fish and seafood

0.268 -1.2 -0.004 0.84 L-May 2015 -0.8

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.145 -0.1 0.000 1.49 - -

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.122 -2.5 -0.003 0.95 L-Sep. 2015 -2.4

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  1.2   1.25 L-Dec. 2015 1.3

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  -5.4   1.70 L-Mar. 2016 -5.0

Eggs

0.120 -8.3 -0.010 1.09 S-Nov. 2009 -10.5

Dairy and related products

0.827 -2.2 -0.019 0.42 S-Mar. 2016 -2.8

Milk(4)

0.230 -5.4 -0.013 0.64 L-Feb. 2016 -5.0

Fresh whole milk(5)

  -5.3   1.04 L-Mar. 2015 -4.5

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  -5.5   0.89 L-Mar. 2016 -5.5

Cheese and related products

0.268 -1.9 -0.005 0.81 S-Mar. 2016 -2.6

Ice cream and related products

0.119 1.5 0.002 1.18 L-Oct. 2015 1.6

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.210 -1.0 -0.002 0.81 S-Apr. 2014 -1.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.370 1.0 0.013 0.60 S-Dec. 2015 0.6

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.068 1.5 0.015 0.73 S-Dec. 2015 0.8

Fresh fruits

0.575 2.8 0.016 1.01 S-Jan. 2016 2.7

Apples

0.089 9.0 0.007 2.01 S-Feb. 2016 7.9

Bananas

0.087 -1.8 -0.002 0.98 L-Mar. 2016 -0.6

Citrus fruits(4)

0.148 4.1 0.006 2.67 L-Dec. 2014 5.4

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  0.1   2.41 S-Jan. 2016 0.1

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.252 1.9 0.004 1.57 S-Dec. 2015 -0.5

Fresh vegetables

0.493 0.0 -0.001 0.92 S-Jul. 2015 -1.1

Potatoes

0.079 0.7 0.001 1.93 S-Jan. 2016 -0.6

Lettuce

0.064 -0.2 0.000 2.31 L-Dec. 2015 8.6

Tomatoes

0.085 -2.3 -0.002 1.99 S-Dec. 2015 -10.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.266 0.5 0.000 1.33 S-Jul. 2015 -1.1

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.302 -0.6 -0.002 0.64 S-Mar. 2015 -0.7

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.158 -0.4 -0.001 1.05 S-Mar. 2016 -0.5

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  0.6   1.33 S-Mar. 2016 0.4

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  -0.6   1.44 S-Mar. 2016 -0.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.089 -0.4 0.000 1.18 S-Dec. 2015 -0.4

Frozen vegetables(5)

  -1.2   1.47 S-Jul. 2015 -1.2

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.056 -1.6 -0.001 1.17 S-Jun. 2013 -1.8

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

  -1.5   2.10 L-Mar. 2016 1.0

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.974 0.2 0.001 0.45 - -

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.686 0.5 0.003 0.53 S-Nov. 2015 0.5

Carbonated drinks

0.277 1.3 0.004 0.84 S-Feb. 2016 0.9

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.011 1.8 0.000 1.20 L-Mar. 2016 1.8

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.398 -0.1 -0.001 0.83 L-Mar. 2016 0.7

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.288 -0.8 -0.002 0.78 L-Dec. 2015 -0.7

Coffee

0.180 -2.6 -0.004 1.06 L-Dec. 2015 -1.5

Roasted coffee(5)

  -2.2   1.22 L-Feb. 2016 -1.5

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  -2.4   1.65 L-Jul. 2015 -1.7

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.108 2.1 0.002 0.88 L-Oct. 2013 2.2

Other food at home

2.030 0.5 0.010 0.34 S-Feb. 2016 0.2

Sugar and sweets

0.295 -0.4 -0.001 0.76 S-Mar. 2016 -0.4

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.051 -0.4 0.000 1.02 S-Mar. 2016 -1.1

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.187 -0.3 -0.001 1.19 S-Feb. 2016 -0.9

Other sweets(4)

0.056 -0.2 0.000 0.96 S-Mar. 2016 -0.7

Fats and oils

0.238 0.0 0.000 0.66 S-Feb. 2016 -0.3

Butter and margarine(4)

0.068 1.3 0.001 1.16 S-Jan. 2016 0.7

Butter(5)

  3.5   1.61 S-Feb. 2016 1.6

Margarine(5)

  -0.2   1.36 S-Sep. 2015 -1.0

Salad dressing(4)

0.058 -0.9 0.000 1.06 S-Jul. 2015 -1.0

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.112 -0.9 -0.001 1.06 L-Feb. 2013 -0.2

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  -0.6   1.50 L-Feb. 2013 1.4

Other foods

1.497 0.7 0.011 0.40 S-Feb. 2016 0.5

Soups

0.096 3.7 0.003 1.38 L-May 2012 4.5

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.265 -0.6 -0.002 0.91 S-May 2014 -0.7

Snacks

0.339 1.8 0.006 1.07 - -

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.291 0.9 0.003 0.90 S-Apr. 2014 -0.4

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

  4.8   1.35 S-Dec. 2015 2.7

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  -0.2   2.00 S-Apr. 2015 -1.1

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  -0.9   1.34 S-Apr. 2014 -1.5

Other condiments(5)

  0.5   1.74 S-Mar. 2016 0.5

Baby food(4)

0.055 0.7 0.000 0.77 S-Mar. 2016 0.7

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.450 0.1 0.000 0.70 S-Mar. 2016 0.0

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  3.2   1.20 L-Mar. 2016 3.9

Food away from home

5.772 2.6 0.152 0.17 S-Feb. 2016 2.6

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.791 2.5 0.069 0.23 L-Oct. 2015 2.6

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.456 2.7 0.065 0.29 S-Feb. 2016 2.6

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.196 4.9 0.010 0.64 - -

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

  4.7   0.41 L-Mar. 2016 4.7

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.082 2.7 0.002 1.22 S-Mar. 2016 1.9

Other food away from home(4)

0.247 1.8 0.006 0.44 S-Nov. 2014 1.8

Energy

6.821 -10.1 -0.826 0.17 S-Mar. 2016 -12.6

Energy commodities

3.282 -16.9 -0.752 0.19 S-Mar. 2016 -21.2

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.169 -16.1 -0.033 0.81 L-Dec. 2014 -13.7

Fuel oil

0.086 -23.6 -0.029 0.82 L-Dec. 2014 -19.1

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.083 -5.0 -0.004 1.48 L-Dec. 2014 -4.6

Motor fuel

3.113 -16.9 -0.718 0.20 S-Mar. 2016 -21.1

Gasoline (all types)

3.070 -16.9 -0.705 0.20 S-Mar. 2016 -20.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  -17.5   0.46 S-Mar. 2016 -21.8

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  -14.4   0.52 S-Mar. 2016 -17.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  -14.3   0.38 S-Mar. 2016 -16.7

Other motor fuels(4)

0.043 -21.5 -0.014 0.26 L-Dec. 2014 -11.9

Energy services(10)

3.539 -2.0 -0.075 0.30 L-Apr. 2015 -1.2

Electricity(10)

2.801 -1.3 -0.038 0.38 L-Dec. 2015 -1.2

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.739 -4.7 -0.036 0.49 L-Jan. 2015 -0.4

All items less food and energy

79.295 2.2 1.753 0.10 L-Mar. 2016 2.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.663 -0.5 -0.096 0.24 - -

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.267 -2.0 -0.067 0.30 - -

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.264 -2.4 -0.006 1.12 L-Mar. 2016 -1.7

Floor coverings(4)

0.059 0.9 0.001 1.00 S-Feb. 2016 0.2

Window coverings(4)

0.054 0.7 0.000 1.32 L-Mar. 2016 0.8

Other linens(4)

0.151 -4.6 -0.007 1.68 S-Oct. 2015 -5.3

Furniture and bedding

0.779 -2.5 -0.019 0.70 L-Mar. 2016 -1.2

Bedroom furniture

0.273 -1.1 -0.003 1.13 L-Mar. 2016 0.6

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

0.370 -2.1 -0.008 1.16 S-Dec. 2015 -2.3

Other furniture(4)

0.130 -6.1 -0.008 1.75 L-Feb. 2016 -4.1

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

           

Appliances(4)

0.188 -3.0 -0.009 0.92 L-Feb. 2016 -2.9

Major appliances(4)

0.059 -4.2 -0.006 1.24 L-Jan. 2016 -4.0

Laundry equipment(5)

  -6.2   1.34 S-Jul. 2015 -6.6

Other appliances(4)

0.126 -2.1 -0.002 1.22 L-Mar. 2016 -1.9

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.477 -2.9 -0.014 0.97 S-Nov. 2015 -3.1

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.250 -4.1 -0.010 1.78 S-Mar. 2016 -4.5

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.102 -0.6 -0.001 1.42 S-Aug. 2014 -0.6

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.053 -2.5 -0.001 2.60 L-Mar. 2016 -0.9

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.073 -2.3 -0.002 1.20 S-Mar. 2016 -3.2

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.685 -1.9 -0.014 0.69 S-Jan. 2011 -2.1

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.181 -2.5 -0.005 1.14 S-Dec. 2015 -2.5

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.342 -1.7 -0.006 0.82 S-Sep. 2014 -2.3

Housekeeping supplies

0.873 -0.6 -0.005 0.45 L-Mar. 2016 -0.2

Household cleaning products(4)

0.344 -0.4 -0.001 0.73 L-Mar. 2016 0.3

Household paper products(4)

0.237 -0.4 -0.001 0.95 S-Oct. 2015 -0.8

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.293 -1.1 -0.003 0.87 L-Feb. 2016 -0.7

Apparel

3.190 0.5 0.010 1.10 L-Feb. 2016 0.9

Men's and boys' apparel

0.793 -0.4 -0.006 1.58 L-Feb. 2016 -0.4

Men's apparel

0.634 -0.5 -0.004 1.68 L-Feb. 2016 -0.4

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.100 0.0 -0.001 4.45 L-Aug. 2015 2.2

Men's furnishings

0.201 0.0 0.000 1.95 L-Feb. 2016 2.2

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.181 2.3 0.004 3.27 L-Sep. 2015 2.7

Men's pants and shorts

0.146 -3.9 -0.008 2.93 L-Feb. 2016 2.4

Boys' apparel

0.159 -0.6 -0.001 3.15 S-Mar. 2016 -1.7

Women's and girls' apparel

1.314 0.3 -0.003 2.28 L-Oct. 2014 1.5

Women's apparel

1.104 0.4 -0.002 2.36 L-Oct. 2014 1.5

Women's outerwear

0.072 6.2 0.006 6.49 L-Jan. 2015 6.2

Women's dresses

0.163 0.7 0.001 11.82 L-Aug. 2015 3.4

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.511 -1.6 -0.014 2.53 L-Mar. 2016 0.2

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

0.348 1.3 0.004 2.23 L-Feb. 2016 1.8

Girls' apparel

0.210 -0.3 -0.001 5.34 L-Mar. 2016 -0.1

Footwear

0.709 0.5 0.003 1.58 S-Mar. 2016 0.4

Men's footwear

0.221 -0.3 -0.001 2.42 S-Jan. 2016 -0.5

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.173 0.1 0.000 2.48 S-Mar. 2016 -0.5

Women's footwear

0.315 1.3 0.004 2.86 L-Aug. 2015 1.5

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.153 -2.1 -0.003 2.06 L-Mar. 2016 -0.2

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.221 9.0 0.019 1.91 L-Oct. 2011 11.0

Watches(8)

0.080 7.2 0.006 2.38 L-Feb. 2016 8.5

Jewelry(8)

0.141 9.9 0.013 2.38 L-Oct. 2011 12.2

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

6.366 -0.7 -0.029 0.23 S-Jan. 2015 -0.9

New vehicles

3.727 -0.2 -0.005 0.34 S-Dec. 2010 -0.2

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  -0.2   0.32 S-Dec. 2010 -0.2

New cars(5)

  -0.8   0.35 S-Jan. 2014 -0.8

New trucks(13)(5)

  0.4   0.35 S-May 2009 0.0

Used cars and trucks

2.150 -2.3 -0.022 0.12 S-Feb. 2015 -2.9

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.393 -0.6 -0.003 0.42 S-Oct. 2015 -0.8

Tires

0.236 -1.0 -0.003 0.58 S-Oct. 2015 -1.2

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.157 0.0 0.000 0.51 S-Feb. 2016 0.0

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  0.4   0.66 S-Feb. 2016 0.4

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  -1.4   0.81 L-Mar. 2016 -0.7

Medical care commodities

1.830 2.2 0.039 0.64 S-Feb. 2016 2.2

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.770 2.3 0.040 0.66 S-Feb. 2016 2.3

Prescription drugs

1.407 3.3 0.045 0.82 S-Jan. 2016 3.0

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.363 -1.3 -0.004 0.81 L-Jan. 2016 -0.7

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.060 -1.3 -0.001 1.18 L-Mar. 2016 -0.8

Recreation commodities(11)

1.865 -2.6 -0.051 0.45 - -

Video and audio products(11)

0.243 -9.6 -0.027 0.71 S-May 2015 -9.6

Televisions

0.123 -17.5 -0.024 1.27 S-Dec. 2012 -17.5

Other video equipment(4)

0.026 -2.1 -0.001 2.04 L-Feb. 2015 0.8

Audio equipment

0.062 -4.2 -0.003 1.54 S-Aug. 2015 -4.3

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.024 1.3 0.000 1.31 S-Feb. 2016 0.4

Pets and pet products

0.593 0.1 0.000 0.75 S-Mar. 2016 -0.8

Pet food(4)(5)

  -0.1   0.73 S-Mar. 2016 -1.1

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

  0.2   1.57 S-Mar. 2016 -0.1

Sporting goods

0.446 0.3 0.002 0.98 L-May 2013 0.3

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.232 -1.4 -0.002 1.25 L-Jan. 2016 -1.4

Sports equipment

0.205 1.6 0.003 1.25 L-Sep. 2009 1.8

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.036 -6.3 -0.003 2.13 L-Mar. 2016 -5.6

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

  -0.2   3.72 L-Jul. 2015 0.1

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -7.5   2.32 L-Mar. 2016 -6.0

Recreational reading materials

0.150 -0.9 -0.001 1.23 S-Aug. 2011 -0.9

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.087 0.8 0.000 1.55 S-Jan. 2016 0.6

Recreational books(4)

0.063 -3.2 -0.001 1.76 S-Feb. 2012 -4.2

Other recreational goods(4)

0.396 -5.9 -0.022 1.31 - -

Toys

0.322 -7.9 -0.022 1.52 L-Mar. 2016 -7.6

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

  -6.9   1.31 S-Dec. 1999 -7.1

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.026 -1.3 0.000 3.78 L-Jan. 2016 1.6

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.034 2.4 0.001 1.24 S-Mar. 2016 2.4

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.638 -4.5 -0.028 0.87 S-Mar. 2016 -4.6

Educational books and supplies

0.159 3.7 0.007 1.22 - -

College textbooks(14)(5)

  4.5   1.32 S-Mar. 2016 3.3

Information technology commodities(11)

0.479 -8.2 -0.035 1.09 S-Feb. 2016 -8.3

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.288 -7.8 -0.022 1.27 S-Feb. 2016 -7.9

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.094 -8.1 -0.007 1.91 S-May 2013 -8.1

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

0.097 -10.0 -0.006 3.25 L-Feb. 2015 -8.6

Alcoholic beverages

0.956 1.1 0.011 0.31 S-Dec. 2015 0.5

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.591 0.8 0.005 0.46 S-Mar. 2016 0.8

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.270 2.1 0.006 0.51 S-Mar. 2016 1.9

Distilled spirits at home

0.075 -0.2 0.000 0.63 S-Jan. 2016 -0.5

Whiskey at home(5)

  -2.2   1.12 S-Nov. 2010 -2.5

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  0.1   1.00 S-Jan. 2016 -0.5

Wine at home

0.247 -0.3 -0.001 0.86 S-Mar. 2016 -0.4

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.365 1.5 0.006 0.42 - -

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

  1.3   0.55 L-Feb. 2016 1.7

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  0.9   0.80 S-Feb. 2016 0.9

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  3.3   0.61 - -

Other goods(11)

1.552 1.2 0.019 0.40 S-Mar. 2016 1.2

Tobacco and smoking products

0.650 3.6 0.025 0.44 S-Feb. 2016 3.6

Cigarettes(4)

0.588 3.7 0.024 0.46 S-Mar. 2016 3.7

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.045 3.4 0.002 1.26 L-Mar. 2016 3.7

Personal care products

0.711 0.0 0.000 0.79 - -

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

0.379 -1.1 -0.004 1.10 S-Mar. 2016 -1.1

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.325 1.2 0.004 1.18 L-Jan. 2015 2.1

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.192 -3.3 -0.006 1.06 S-Feb. 2016 -3.8

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  -1.0   1.13 S-Feb. 2016 -1.6

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -5.3   1.47 L-Feb. 2016 -3.4

Services less energy services

59.632 3.2 1.849 0.11 L-Sep. 2008 3.2

Shelter

33.171 3.4 1.099 0.16 L-Sep. 2007 3.5

Rent of shelter(15)

32.826 3.4 1.096 0.16 L-Sep. 2007 3.5

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.722 3.8 0.276 0.17 L-Sep. 2008 3.8

Lodging away from home(4)

0.929 3.8 0.035 2.00 L-Feb. 2016 4.2

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

0.119 2.9 0.005 0.26 - -

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.810 2.8 0.030 2.41 L-Feb. 2016 3.7

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

24.175 3.3 0.785 0.16 L-Jun. 2007 3.3

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

23.066 3.3 0.742 0.16 L-Jun. 2007 3.3

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.345 0.9 0.003 0.95 L-Mar. 2016 1.5

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.160 4.1 0.049 0.47 L-Oct. 2015 4.2

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.876 4.9 0.044 0.55 L-Oct. 2015 5.0

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.284 1.6 0.005 0.61 S-Oct. 2015 1.6

Household operations(4)

0.842 2.4 0.020 0.38 L-Mar. 2016 3.4

Domestic services(4)

           

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.278 0.4 0.001 0.58 - -

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.114 10.3 0.012 1.30 L-Mar. 2016 12.4

Repair of household items(4)

0.086 3.1 0.002 0.70 L-Mar. 2016 3.1

Medical care services

6.613 3.5 0.218 0.24 L-Mar. 2016 3.6

Professional services

3.132 2.8 0.086 0.30 L-Nov. 2010 2.8

Physicians' services(10)

1.674 3.0 0.049 0.46 L-Feb. 2016 3.0

Dental services(10)

0.820 3.1 0.025 0.54 S-Mar. 2016 2.8

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.326 2.3 0.007 0.74 S-Mar. 2016 1.6

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.312 1.4 0.004 0.56 L-Apr. 2015 1.5

Hospital and related services

2.482 3.3 0.077 0.41 L-Mar. 2016 4.3

Hospital services(10)(16)

2.212 3.2 0.068 0.46 L-Mar. 2016 4.5

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

  4.2   0.91 L-Mar. 2016 5.3

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

  1.1   0.63 L-Mar. 2016 2.5

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

0.193 3.7 0.007 0.44 - -

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.077 2.1 0.002 0.74 S-Jan. 2016 2.1

Health insurance(7)

0.998 6.3 0.055 0.25 L-Mar. 2013 6.5

Transportation services

5.919 3.2 0.186 0.31 S-Mar. 2016 2.8

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.563 1.4 0.004 1.26 L-Nov. 2009 1.4

Car and truck rental(4)

0.106 4.9 0.008 2.42 L-Sep. 2015 5.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.162 1.7 0.020 0.33 S-Feb. 2016 1.5

Motor vehicle body work

0.056 2.2 0.001 0.68 - -

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.672 1.2 0.007 0.44 - -

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.391 2.2 0.011 0.53 S-Feb. 2016 1.6

Motor vehicle insurance

2.399 6.6 0.151 0.59 L-Oct. 2003 7.2

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.527 2.5 0.014 0.45 L-Jan. 2016 2.8

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

0.282 2.7 0.008 0.66 - -

Parking and other fees(4)

0.234 2.2 0.005 0.47 L-Jan. 2016 2.3

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  2.9   0.63 L-Oct. 2015 2.9

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  0.0   0.75 - -

Public transportation

1.162 -1.0 -0.010 0.75 S-Dec. 2015 -1.0

Airline fare

0.702 -3.1 -0.025 0.98 S-Nov. 2015 -3.8

Other intercity transportation

0.175 6.6 0.010 1.86 L-Feb. 1991 6.7

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

           

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  1.9   1.59 L-Mar. 2016 2.8

Ship fare(4)(5)

  13.9   2.34 L-EVER -

Intracity transportation

0.281 1.7 0.004 0.22 L-Mar. 2016 2.4

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  1.8   0.59 - -

Recreation services(11)

3.896 3.1 0.116 0.52 S-Mar. 2016 3.1

Video and audio services(11)

1.638 3.6 0.058 0.39 L-Sep. 2012 4.5

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.532 3.7 0.055 0.40 L-Nov. 2012 3.9

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

0.106 2.3 0.002 1.79 L-Dec. 2015 3.5

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  0.3   2.46 S-Mar. 2016 0.0

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

  1.4   0.99 L-Jan. 2016 1.6

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.369 3.8 0.014 0.44 S-Jan. 2016 3.7

Pet services(4)(5)

  2.3   1.08 S-Jul. 2015 2.2

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  4.0   0.58 S-Jul. 2015 3.8

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.049 2.8 0.002 1.18 L-Aug. 2014 3.0

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  1.7   0.77 S-Jan. 2016 1.1

Film processing(4)(5)

  3.7   1.23 L-Oct. 2015 4.3

Other recreation services(4)

1.839 2.4 0.043 1.03 S-May 2015 2.3

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

0.650 2.4 0.015 1.34 S-Feb. 2016 1.5

Admissions

0.643 2.4 0.015 1.31 S-Feb. 2015 2.4

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

  3.8   0.98 L-Mar. 2016 3.9

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  -0.5   1.47 S-Dec. 2011 -0.6

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.221 2.0 0.004 0.60 S-Jul. 2015 1.9

Education and communication services(11)

6.422 1.7 0.108 0.19 L-Mar. 2016 1.8

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.999 3.0 0.092 0.31 - -

College tuition and fees

1.780 3.1 0.057 0.45 L-Mar. 2016 3.1

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.308 3.6 0.013 0.42 S-Sep. 2015 3.6

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.739 2.4 0.018 0.52 S-Dec. 2014 2.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.042 1.6 0.001 0.48 S-Mar. 2016 1.6

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.137 0.3 0.000 0.35 L-Mar. 2016 2.0

Postage

0.130 0.4 0.001 0.38 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.007 -1.5 0.000 0.53 L-Mar. 2016 -1.3

Telephone services(4)

2.546 0.9 0.019 0.30 - -

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.812 0.8 0.008 0.39 L-May 2003 1.2

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.734 1.4 0.011 0.42 S-Jan. 2015 1.1

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.729 -0.6 -0.004 0.75 L-Mar. 2016 -0.5

Other personal services(11)

1.609 3.1 0.052 0.29 L-EVER -

Personal care services

0.608 3.2 0.020 0.43 - -

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.608 3.2 0.020 0.43 - -

Miscellaneous personal services

1.001 3.1 0.032 0.40 L-Feb. 2013 3.1

Legal services(8)

0.237 3.1 0.009 0.66 L-Jan. 2014 3.1

Funeral expenses(8)

0.144 2.0 0.003 0.63 L-Mar. 2016 2.3

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.265 3.1 0.008 0.42 S-Jan. 2016 3.0

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.027 1.7 0.001 0.68 L-Mar. 2016 1.7

Financial services(8)

0.231 3.9 0.009 1.01 L-Oct. 2015 3.9

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

  3.1   0.60 L-May 2014 4.2

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

  3.7   1.40 L-Dec. 2015 3.7

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

86.117 1.1 0.927 0.09 S-Mar. 2016 0.9

All items less shelter

66.829 -0.1 -0.077 0.10 S-Mar. 2016 -0.3

All items less food and shelter

52.946 -0.3 -0.172 0.12 S-Mar. 2016 -0.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

46.124 1.4 0.654 0.13 - -

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

43.974 1.5 0.675 0.14 - -

All items less medical care

91.557 0.8 0.765 0.08 S-Mar. 2016 0.6

All items less energy

93.179 2.0 1.849 0.08 - -

Commodities

36.829 -2.0 -0.751 0.13 S-Mar. 2016 -2.1

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.513 -0.4 -0.074 0.27 L-Mar. 2016 -0.4

Commodities less food

22.945 -3.6 -0.847 0.19 S-Mar. 2016 -3.9

Commodities less food and beverages

21.989 -3.8 -0.858 0.20 S-Mar. 2016 -4.1

Services

63.171 2.9 1.774 0.10 L-Dec. 2008 3.0

Services less rent of shelter(15)

30.346 2.3 0.678 0.12 L-Aug. 2014 2.3

Services less medical care services

56.558 2.8 1.556 0.11 L-Jun. 2014 2.8

Durables

9.632 -1.7 -0.145 0.19 S-Jan. 2015 -2.0

Nondurables

27.197 -2.1 -0.606 0.16 S-Mar. 2016 -2.5

Nondurables less food

13.313 -4.6 -0.702 0.26 S-Mar. 2016 -5.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.357 -5.0 -0.713 0.28 S-Mar. 2016 -6.2

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.167 -6.8 -0.723 0.17 S-Mar. 2016 -8.1

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.124 -6.1 -0.713 0.15 S-Mar. 2016 -7.3

Housing

42.149 2.4 0.993 0.13 L-Dec. 2014 2.5

Education and communication(4)

7.060 1.1 0.080 0.20 S-Oct. 2015 1.0

Education(4)

3.158 3.0 0.100 0.30 - -

Communication(4)

3.902 -0.5 -0.020 0.25 - -

Information and information processing(4)

3.765 -0.5 -0.020 0.26 - -

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.219 -3.5 -0.040 0.66 L-Mar. 2016 -3.4

Recreation(4)

5.761 1.1 0.065 0.35 S-Mar. 2016 1.1

Video and audio(4)

1.881 1.7 0.031 0.36 L-Jul. 2006 1.8

Pets, pet products and services(4)

0.962 1.5 0.014 0.48 S-Mar. 2016 1.1

Photography(4)

0.086 -1.5 -0.001 1.30 L-Mar. 2016 -1.2

Food and beverages

14.840 0.7 0.106 0.12 S-Jun. 2010 0.7

Domestically produced farm food

6.783 -0.8 -0.052 0.20 S-Feb. 2010 -1.5

Other services

11.927 2.3 0.276 0.20 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.481 0.5 0.007 1.32 L-Feb. 2016 0.6

Fuels and utilities

4.869 -1.1 -0.059 0.23 L-Apr. 2015 -1.0

Household energy

3.709 -2.7 -0.108 0.29 L-Apr. 2015 -2.6

Medical care

8.443 3.2 0.258 0.24 L-Mar. 2016 3.3

Transportation

15.397 -3.8 -0.561 0.16 S-Mar. 2016 -4.1

Private transportation

14.235 -4.0 -0.551 0.16 S-Mar. 2016 -4.4

New and used motor vehicles(4)

6.641 -0.5 -0.015 0.25 S-Feb. 2015 -0.5

Utilities and public transportation

9.939 0.4 0.039 0.17 L-Feb. 2015 0.4

Household furnishings and operations

4.109 -1.1 -0.047 0.25 L-Mar. 2016 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.161 2.2 0.072 0.25 L-Aug. 2012 2.4

Personal care

2.511 1.8 0.046 0.31 L-Oct. 2012 1.9

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: June 16, 2016