Consumer Price Index News Release

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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX - APRIL 2015

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent
 in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
 reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index declined 0.2
 percent before seasonal adjustment.

 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.3 percent in April and led
 to the slight increase in the seasonally adjusted all items index. The index
 for shelter rose, as did the indexes for medical care, household furnishings
 and operations, used cars and trucks, and new vehicles. In contrast, the
 indexes for apparel and airline fares declined in April.

 The energy index declined in April, while the food index was unchanged. The
 indexes for gasoline, natural gas, and fuel oil all declined, while the
 electricity index was unchanged. The food at home index declined for the second
 month in a row, offsetting an increase in the index for food away from home.
 Major grocery store food group indexes were mixed. 

 The all items index declined 0.2 percent for the 12 months ending April. This
 represented a slightly larger decrease than the 0.1-percent decline for the 12
 months ending March. The decline was driven by the energy index, which fell
 19.4 percent over the last 12 months, with all the major components declining
 except electricity. The food index rose 2.0 percent over the last year, and the
 index for all items less food and energy rose 1.8 percent. 


 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              Oct.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.   ended 
                              2014  2014  2014  2015  2015  2015  2015   Apr.  
                                                                         2015  
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................    .1   -.3   -.3   -.7    .2    .2    .1      -.2
  Food......................    .2    .2    .2    .0    .2   -.2    .0      2.0
   Food at home.............    .2    .1    .2   -.2    .1   -.5   -.2      1.3
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .4    .3    .2    .3    .2    .2      2.9
  Energy....................  -1.2  -4.1  -4.7  -9.7   1.0   1.1  -1.3    -19.4
   Energy commodities.......  -2.1  -7.0  -9.0 -18.0   2.1   3.8  -1.9    -31.2
    Gasoline (all types)....  -2.0  -7.2  -9.2 -18.7   2.4   3.9  -1.7    -31.7
    Fuel oil (1)............  -4.0  -3.5  -7.8  -9.9   1.9   5.9  -8.4    -29.1
   Energy services..........   -.1   -.3    .8   -.1   -.2  -1.5   -.5     -1.2
    Electricity.............    .5    .0    .6    .9    .3  -1.1    .0      3.8
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -1.9  -1.3   1.4  -3.4  -2.0  -2.7  -2.6    -16.3
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .1    .1    .2    .2    .2    .3      1.8
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .0   -.3   -.2   -.1    .2    .3    .1      -.2
    New vehicles............    .1    .0    .0   -.1    .2    .2    .1       .8
    Used cars and trucks....   -.6   -.9   -.8   -.1   1.0   1.2    .6      -.5
    Apparel.................   -.3   -.7   -.8    .3    .3    .5   -.3      -.8
    Medical care commodities    .2    .6    .9   -.3    .7    .1    .1      4.1
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .2    .2    .3    .1    .2    .3      2.5
    Shelter.................    .2    .2    .2    .3    .2    .3    .3      3.0
    Transportation services     .5    .2    .0    .4    .3    .0    .1      1.6
    Medical care services...    .2    .3    .3    .1   -.2    .4    .9      2.6

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.




 Consumer Price Index Data for April 2015

 Food

 The food index was unchanged in April after a 0.2-percent decline in March.
 The food at home index, which declined 0.5 percent in March, fell 0.2 percent
 in April. The index for dairy and related products posted the largest decline
 of the major grocery store food groups, falling 0.8 percent, its fourth
 consecutive decrease. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs fell 0.7
 percent, with the beef index rising for the fifteenth month in a row but the
 indexes for pork, poultry, and eggs all declining. The index for cereals and
 bakery products also declined in April, falling 0.3 percent. In contrast, the
 index for nonalcoholic beverages rose 0.5 percent in April after declining in
 March. The index for fruits and vegetables also turned up in April, rising
 0.2 percent after falling in each of the previous 3 months. The index for
 other food at home also increased slightly, rising 0.1 percent. The index for
 food at home has increased 1.3 percent for the 12 months ending April; this is
 the smallest 12-month increase since the year ending February 2014. The index
 for food away from home rose 0.2 percent in April and has risen 2.9 percent
 over the last 12 months.  

 
 Energy

 The energy index declined 1.3 percent in April after rising in February and
 March. The gasoline index, which rose 3.9 percent in March, fell 1.7 percent in
 April. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices were unchanged in April.)
 The index for fuel oil fell sharply in April, declining 8.4 percent. The index
 for natural gas also fell; its 2.6-percent decrease was its fourth decline in
 a row. The electricity index, which declined in March, was unchanged in April.
 The electricity index has increased 3.8 percent over the last 12 months, but
 the other energy indexes have sharply declined over the last year. The gasoline
 index has fallen 31.7 percent, the fuel oil index has decreased 29.1 percent,
 and the index for natural gas has declined 16.3 percent. 


 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.3 percent in April,
 its largest increase since January 2013. The shelter index increased 0.3
 percent, the same increase as in March. The indexes for rent, owners'
 equivalent rent, and lodging away from home all rose 0.3 percent. The medical
 care index rose 0.7 percent, its largest increase since January 2007. The index
 for medical care services rose 0.9 percent with the hospital services index
 rising 1.9 percent. The index for household furnishings and operations rose 0.5
 percent, its largest increase since September 2008. The index for used cars and
 trucks increased 0.6 percent, and the new vehicles index rose 0.1 percent. The
 indexes for alcoholic beverages and for tobacco were both unchanged in April.
 The apparel index declined for the first time since December, falling 0.3
 percent. The index for airline fares continued to decline, falling 1.3 percent
 after a 1.7-percent decline in March.

 The index for all items less food and energy has risen 1.8 percent over the
 past 12 months, the same increase as for the 12 months ending March. This is
 slightly below its 1.9-percent annualized increase over the past 10 years. The
 shelter index has risen 3.0 percent over the last year, and the medical care
 index has advanced 2.9 percent. The index for airline fares fell 7.5 percent
 over the last year, and the indexes for apparel and for used cars and trucks
 have also declined. 

 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) decreased 0.2 percent
 over the last 12 months to an index level of 236.599 (1982-84=100). For the
 month, the index rose 0.2 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.  

 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
 decreased 0.8 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 231.520
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.2 percent prior to seasonal
 adjustment.  

 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) decreased
 0.6 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index rose 0.2 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 May 2015 is scheduled to be released on Thursday,
 June 18, 2015, 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 doctorsí and dentistsí 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
 Bureauís 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 2013."  These data are available on the CPI home page
 (www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using the following link:
 www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2013.pdf   

 Calculating Index Changes

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

 Index Point Change

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



 Percent Change

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





 A Note on 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
 January, 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 at www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisaqanda.htm and the Timeline of Seasonal
 Adjustment Methodological Changes at 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.
 
 2015 Series Adjusted Using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment

 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2015, BLS adjusted 33 series
 using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including selected food and
 beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and vehicles. For example, this
 procedure was used for the Motor fuel series to offset the effects of events
 such as the response in crude oil markets to the worldwide economic downturn
 in 2008.

 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 2015, revised seasonal
 factors and seasonally adjusted indexes for 2009-2014 were calculated and
 published. For directly adjusted series, the seasonal factors for 2014 will
 be applied to data for 2015 to produce the seasonally adjusted 2015 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 82 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. Thirty-two of the 82
 components of the U.S. city average all items index are not seasonally adjusted
 for 2015.

 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 Christopher Graci, Justin Yarros, or Samuel An
 at (202) 691-6968 or by e-mail at Graci.Christopher@bls.gov, Yarros.Justin@bls.gov
 or An.Samuel@bls.gov. If you have general questions about the CPI, please call our
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Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, April 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Mar.
2015
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Apr.
2014
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2014-
Apr.
2015
Mar.
2015-
Apr.
2015
Jan.
2015-
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2015-
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2015-
Apr.
2015

All items

100.000 237.072 236.119 236.599 -0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1

Food

14.182 241.337 246.045 246.121 2.0 0.0 0.2 -0.2 0.0

Food at home

8.350 238.103 241.588 241.305 1.3 -0.1 0.1 -0.5 -0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.145 271.005 273.812 273.366 0.9 -0.2 -0.2 0.4 -0.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.995 249.290 260.077 258.991 3.9 -0.4 0.3 -0.5 -0.7

Dairy and related products(1)

0.872 224.171 224.449 222.691 -0.7 -0.8 -1.0 -0.5 -0.8

Fruits and vegetables

1.336 294.509 289.858 290.178 -1.5 0.1 -0.3 -1.4 0.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.954 165.387 167.706 168.401 1.8 0.4 0.6 -0.6 0.5

Other food at home

2.047 205.091 208.463 208.648 1.7 0.1 0.5 -0.1 0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.832 247.534 254.108 254.727 2.9 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Energy

7.793 252.717 204.731 203.715 -19.4 -0.5 1.0 1.1 -1.3

Energy commodities

4.035 320.709 221.577 220.732 -31.2 -0.4 2.1 3.8 -1.9

Fuel oil(1)

0.135 382.025 295.603 270.850 -29.1 -8.4 1.9 5.9 -8.4

Motor fuel

3.808 316.782 216.691 216.595 -31.6 0.0 2.2 3.9 -1.7

Gasoline (all types)

3.744 315.335 215.442 215.461 -31.7 0.0 2.4 3.9 -1.7

Energy services(2)

3.758 198.856 197.727 196.502 -1.2 -0.6 -0.2 -1.5 -0.5

Electricity(2)

2.947 198.654 205.894 206.179 3.8 0.1 0.3 -1.1 0.0

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.812 196.872 170.592 164.839 -16.3 -3.4 -2.0 -2.7 -2.6

All items less food and energy

78.025 237.509 241.067 241.802 1.8 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.535 147.589 146.887 147.303 -0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.1

Apparel

3.440 129.629 128.245 128.593 -0.8 0.3 0.3 0.5 -0.3

New vehicles

3.556 146.724 147.574 147.844 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.639 150.496 147.023 149.788 -0.5 1.9 1.0 1.2 0.6

Medical care commodities

1.784 340.535 353.995 354.339 4.1 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.1

Alcoholic beverages

1.012 236.530 239.437 239.237 1.1 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0

Tobacco and smoking products

0.716 896.306 919.240 917.843 2.4 -0.2 0.5 0.4 0.0

Services less energy services

58.490 292.257 298.612 299.544 2.5 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

Shelter

32.859 268.899 276.360 276.978 3.0 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.176 274.100 283.130 283.598 3.5 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

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

24.373 276.265 283.244 283.920 2.8 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Medical care services

5.965 464.238 472.645 476.163 2.6 0.7 -0.2 0.4 0.9

Physicians' services(2)

1.590 358.415 363.531 365.146 1.9 0.4 -0.4 0.6 0.5

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.874 278.496 287.420 291.775 4.8 1.5 -0.2 0.6 1.9

Transportation services

5.628 285.402 288.349 289.971 1.6 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.163 264.508 268.907 269.948 2.1 0.4 0.1 -0.1 0.4

Motor vehicle insurance

2.320 433.113 455.373 456.564 5.4 0.3 0.9 0.5 0.4

Airline fare

0.698 318.331 287.362 294.603 -7.5 2.5 0.2 -1.7 -1.3

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, April 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Mar.
2015
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Apr.
2014-
Apr.
2015
Mar.
2015-
Apr.
2015
Jan.
2015-
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2015-
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2015-
Apr.
2015

All items

100.000 -0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1

Food

14.182 2.0 0.0 0.2 -0.2 0.0

Food at home

8.350 1.3 -0.1 0.1 -0.5 -0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.145 0.9 -0.2 -0.2 0.4 -0.3

Cereals and cereal products

0.375 1.2 0.3 -0.4 0.7 0.2

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.050 -0.6 -0.3 0.1 -1.5 0.3

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.194 0.8 0.5 -0.8 0.6 0.5

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.131 2.5 0.3 -0.1 1.0 0.3

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  -2.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.4 -0.1

Bakery products

0.770 0.7 -0.4 -0.1 0.4 -0.6

Bread(2)

0.228 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.7 -1.1

White bread(1)(3)

  0.0 0.6 -1.1 0.7 0.6

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  -0.7 -0.9 0.9 0.0 -0.9

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

0.117 2.3 -1.2 0.1 -0.5 -0.3

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.190 0.4 -1.7 0.5 -0.1 -1.6

Cookies(1)(3)

  -0.2 -2.3 0.6 0.1 -2.4

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  1.2 -1.0 0.4 0.2 -1.0

Other bakery products

0.236 0.8 0.7 -1.0 0.7 0.4

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

  1.4 1.1 -2.9 2.8 1.1

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  1.4 0.0 -0.7 2.1 -0.9

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

  0.4 1.9 -0.4 -2.0 2.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.995 3.9 -0.4 0.3 -0.5 -0.7

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.866 4.0 -0.3 0.2 -0.5 -0.5

Meats

1.217 4.8 -0.7 0.1 -0.9 -0.7

Beef and veal(1)

0.584 10.2 0.4 0.7 0.1 0.4

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.239 10.8 0.0 0.7 -0.9 0.0

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.083 10.0 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.7

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.209 8.8 0.7 1.1 1.5 0.7

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.052 14.1 0.4 -0.4 -0.6 0.4

Pork

0.359 -3.7 -2.8 -1.3 -2.6 -2.5

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.136 -5.7 -1.7 -1.6 -2.8 -1.6

Bacon and related products(3)

  -9.0 -2.2 -1.1 -3.6 -1.8

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  0.6 -0.7 -2.4 -1.1 -0.7

Ham

0.077 3.1 -5.7 0.4 -3.2 -2.4

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  2.9 -6.5 -0.1 -3.4 -2.7

Pork chops

0.060 -6.1 -1.7 -2.4 -2.1 -1.8

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.086 -4.4 -2.4 -2.2 -1.1 -4.4

Other meats

0.274 5.6 -0.2 0.7 -0.5 -0.6

Frankfurters(3)

  5.8 1.8 0.3 -3.1 1.5

Lunchmeats(2)(3)

  4.7 -0.5 -0.1 -0.2 -0.7

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

  9.1 -1.9 0.5 3.3 -1.9

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

  5.7 -2.5 -0.4 3.5 -2.5

Poultry

0.363 3.1 0.0 0.5 0.1 -0.3

Chicken(1)(2)

0.294 3.5 0.0 -0.3 0.3 0.0

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  3.2 -0.5 -0.9 -0.5 -0.5

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  3.3 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.0

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.069 1.7 -0.3 1.9 0.0 0.2

Fish and seafood(1)

0.287 1.9 1.2 0.1 0.2 0.0

Fresh fish and seafood(2)

0.149 2.3 -0.1 0.5 0.0 -0.4

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.138 1.5 2.5 0.5 -0.5 1.0

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  1.5 2.1 -0.4 -0.7 2.1

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

  2.1 3.2 0.0 -1.3 1.5

Eggs

0.129 2.2 -2.5 2.1 -0.5 -3.0

Dairy and related products(1)

0.872 -0.7 -0.8 -1.0 -0.5 -0.8

Milk(1)(2)

0.265 -6.0 -1.2 -3.3 -0.2 -1.2

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

  -6.1 -1.4 -3.8 -0.5 -1.4

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

  -5.1 -1.0 -2.8 0.1 -1.0

Cheese and related products

0.280 0.3 -1.1 -0.5 -0.7 -0.5

Ice cream and related products

0.124 2.7 0.0 0.8 0.1 -0.2

Other dairy and related products(1)(2)

0.203 3.4 -0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.2

Fruits and vegetables

1.336 -1.5 0.1 -0.3 -1.4 0.2

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.031 -2.2 0.0 -0.6 -1.7 0.1

Fresh fruits

0.547 -5.4 1.3 0.6 -2.5 0.4

Apples

0.083 -7.0 -0.6 -0.4 -1.3 -0.8

Bananas

0.087 -0.2 0.2 0.0 0.6 0.3

Citrus fruits(2)

0.143 -8.5 3.4 -0.8 -1.8 1.3

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  -5.9 -0.3 -0.9 -0.6 -1.7

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.235 -4.8 1.1 1.6 -4.9 0.5

Fresh vegetables

0.484 1.8 -1.4 -2.0 -0.7 -0.3

Potatoes

0.078 -2.1 -0.2 -1.1 -0.2 -0.4

Lettuce

0.071 5.2 -4.6 1.4 -4.8 -1.1

Tomatoes(1)

0.088 4.6 -0.7 -8.3 -1.7 -0.7

Other fresh vegetables

0.247 1.3 -1.1 -1.2 1.6 -0.6

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.305 1.1 0.3 0.6 -0.6 0.8

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.159 1.0 0.4 0.8 -0.7 1.2

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  1.7 -0.5 0.5 -0.3 0.4

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  0.7 0.9 0.5 -0.9 1.7

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.088 -0.1 -0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Frozen vegetables(3)

  -1.4 -1.1 -0.1 0.0 -1.2

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.058 2.9 1.0 0.5 -1.5 1.6

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

  6.2 1.9 2.3 -1.6 1.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.954 1.8 0.4 0.6 -0.6 0.5

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.696 1.4 0.4 0.7 -0.6 0.7

Carbonated drinks

0.287 0.0 -0.4 0.8 -0.8 0.2

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 2.4 0.6 0.0 -1.0 0.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(2)

0.395 2.4 1.0 0.5 -0.4 0.9

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.258 3.0 0.5 0.3 -0.7 0.5

Coffee

0.160 5.7 1.1 -0.3 -0.7 1.4

Roasted coffee(3)

  6.8 1.3 -0.8 -0.6 1.6

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

  1.4 -0.3 2.2 -2.0 -0.3

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.098 -1.3 -0.5 1.7 -1.3 -1.1

Other food at home

2.047 1.7 0.1 0.5 -0.1 0.1

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.306 2.5 -1.0 1.2 -0.2 -1.0

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.056 5.9 1.4 1.6 0.2 1.5

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.189 2.5 -2.0 1.7 0.1 -2.0

Other sweets(2)

0.061 -0.6 0.1 0.3 -0.8 0.0

Fats and oils

0.242 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1 -1.0 0.4

Butter and margarine(2)

0.073 2.4 -0.3 -1.8 -2.1 0.8

Butter(3)

  5.3 -0.2 -2.8 -4.1 1.2

Margarine(3)

  0.7 1.2 0.7 -2.7 2.7

Salad dressing(2)

0.062 -1.5 -0.1 1.7 -0.5 0.2

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.107 -1.8 -0.2 -0.1 -0.7 0.4

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  -3.5 -0.5 1.1 -0.5 -0.5

Other foods

1.500 2.0 0.3 0.5 0.0 0.2

Soups

0.097 1.1 2.8 0.1 0.3 1.6

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.279 1.8 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.6

Snacks(1)

0.333 2.8 -0.3 2.7 -0.6 -0.3

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.298 3.2 0.2 0.5 -0.2 1.0

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

  5.0 1.0 0.7 0.5 1.6

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

  -1.1 -0.4 1.6 0.5 -0.4

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  4.1 -0.4 -0.7 0.5 -0.7

Other condiments(3)

  3.4 1.2 2.0 -1.5 1.7

Baby food(1)(2)

0.054 -0.2 -0.7 -0.2 -0.1 -0.7

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.438 1.1 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.3

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  3.4 0.6 1.1 -1.1 0.6

Food away from home(1)

5.832 2.9 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.819 2.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.416 3.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.211 2.0 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.1

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

  2.4 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2

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

0.064 2.1 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.3

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.322 2.6 0.3 0.9 0.5 0.3

Energy

7.793 -19.4 -0.5 1.0 1.1 -1.3

Energy commodities

4.035 -31.2 -0.4 2.1 3.8 -1.9

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.226 -21.9 -6.1 0.7 3.2 -6.1

Fuel oil(1)

0.135 -29.1 -8.4 1.9 5.9 -8.4

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

0.092 -9.2 -2.7 -1.3 1.1 0.8

Motor fuel

3.808 -31.6 0.0 2.2 3.9 -1.7

Gasoline (all types)

3.744 -31.7 0.0 2.4 3.9 -1.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -32.4 0.0 2.5 3.8 -1.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -30.4 0.0 3.6 2.6 -1.8

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -28.1 -0.1 0.9 3.7 -1.9

Other motor fuels(2)

0.064 -28.8 -3.1 -4.5 -0.8 -3.2

Energy services(8)

3.758 -1.2 -0.6 -0.2 -1.5 -0.5

Electricity(8)

2.947 3.8 0.1 0.3 -1.1 0.0

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.812 -16.3 -3.4 -2.0 -2.7 -2.6

All items less food and energy

78.025 1.8 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.535 -0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.337 -0.9 0.4 -0.1 0.1 0.5

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

0.264 -2.9 0.7 -0.4 -1.1 0.7

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.047 1.2 0.5 -0.2 -0.1 0.5

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.051 -3.8 2.5 -0.3 -2.8 2.5

Other linens(1)(2)

0.166 -3.7 0.2 -0.5 -0.8 0.2

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.764 0.0 1.3 -0.4 0.9 1.3

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.264 -1.7 1.7 -1.2 1.8 1.7

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

0.359 0.5 1.6 -0.5 -0.2 1.6

Other furniture(2)

0.132 1.8 0.0 0.8 0.6 0.4

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

           

Appliances(2)

0.272 -3.9 0.2 -0.3 -0.4 0.4

Major appliances(2)

0.148 -5.4 0.0 -0.2 -0.6 0.5

Laundry equipment(3)

  -5.8 -0.4 0.2 0.5 -0.2

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.119 -2.0 0.4 0.1 -0.7 0.4

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.480 -2.0 0.1 -0.2 0.3 0.2

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.256 -3.5 0.3 -0.2 -0.6 0.3

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.107 1.5 -0.5 0.2 -1.1 0.2

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.043 0.7 1.1 1.3 0.4 1.1

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.074 -2.7 -0.5 -0.1 1.1 -0.7

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.710 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.189 1.0 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.1

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.368 -0.4 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.2

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.848 -0.3 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0

Household cleaning products(2)

0.336 0.1 -0.1 0.3 0.7 0.5

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.247 -0.9 0.4 0.8 0.1 0.4

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.265 -0.2 -0.4 0.0 0.8 -0.4

Apparel

3.440 -0.8 0.3 0.3 0.5 -0.3

Men's and boys' apparel

0.870 -0.9 -0.3 2.2 0.5 -1.6

Men's apparel

0.690 -0.6 -0.9 3.2 0.7 -2.1

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.111 -6.2 -3.4 2.1 0.1 -4.5

Men's furnishings

0.192 1.2 0.2 1.2 4.8 -1.0

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.202 -2.4 -0.7 7.2 -1.7 -3.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.178 3.3 -0.7 1.5 0.5 -0.9

Boys' apparel

0.180 -1.8 1.9 -1.4 -0.8 1.6

Women's and girls' apparel

1.494 -2.2 0.6 -0.5 0.3 0.3

Women's apparel

1.262 -2.0 0.6 -0.7 0.7 0.3

Women's outerwear

0.106 -1.4 1.5 -2.0 -3.6 2.6

Women's dresses

0.169 2.7 -2.6 0.3 1.1 -1.5

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.591 -3.4 1.9 -0.1 1.2 1.4

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

0.385 -2.0 -0.2 -0.3 1.4 -1.3

Girls' apparel

0.232 -3.4 0.6 0.7 -1.7 0.2

Footwear

0.727 2.7 0.5 0.0 1.0 -0.1

Men's footwear(1)

0.216 1.8 2.2 0.2 -0.7 2.2

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.175 7.7 -0.4 0.0 2.5 -0.7

Women's footwear

0.335 0.9 -0.1 0.5 0.9 -0.9

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.135 -0.3 0.6 -1.4 1.7 -0.1

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.215 -2.2 -0.8 0.0 -0.5 -0.3

Watches(1)(6)

0.047 1.5 -0.2 1.1 -0.8 -0.2

Jewelry(6)

0.167 -3.2 -1.0 0.1 -0.3 -0.4

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.736 0.3 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.3

New vehicles

3.556 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  0.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1

New cars(3)

  0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 -0.1

New trucks(3)(11)

  1.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.4

Used cars and trucks

1.639 -0.5 1.9 1.0 1.2 0.6

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.432 -0.7 -0.2 0.2 -0.4 -0.2

Tires(1)

0.282 -1.8 -0.2 0.0 -0.6 -0.2

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.149 1.5 -0.1 0.5 -0.2 -0.1

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

  1.1 0.0 0.8 -0.3 0.0

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

  3.1 1.3 -0.6 0.3 1.3

Medical care commodities

1.784 4.1 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.1

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.709 4.2 0.1 1.0 0.2 0.1

Prescription drugs

1.361 5.6 0.0 0.6 0.3 0.3

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.348 -0.6 0.3 1.0 -0.4 0.3

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.075 -0.2 0.5 0.6 -0.2 0.5

Recreation commodities(9)

1.990 -3.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.2

Video and audio products(9)

0.287 -10.6 -1.0 -0.1 -0.4 -1.1

Televisions

0.132 -16.2 -2.4 -0.4 -0.4 -2.6

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.029 -5.4 0.9 0.0 -1.0 0.9

Audio equipment

0.066 -6.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4

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

0.043 -4.9 -0.4 0.1 -0.8 -0.4

Pets and pet products(1)

0.652 -0.1 -0.6 0.0 0.3 -0.6

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  -0.3 -0.7 -0.1 0.5 -0.7

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

  0.5 -0.4 -0.2 0.1 -0.4

Sporting goods(1)

0.398 -2.2 0.8 0.4 -0.5 0.8

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.181 -0.6 1.8 0.5 -0.5 1.8

Sports equipment

0.212 -3.4 0.0 -0.1 -0.5 -0.6

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.056 -7.3 0.3 -0.8 -1.1 -1.4

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

  1.3 -1.7 0.5 -0.1 -1.7

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -9.3 0.5 -0.7 -1.2 -1.9

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.218 0.6 0.4 -0.3 0.1 0.4

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.122 1.8 0.2 -0.5 0.2 0.2

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.095 -0.9 0.6 -0.1 0.0 0.6

Other recreational goods(2)

0.378 -4.3 0.1 -1.4 0.3 0.2

Toys

0.275 -5.1 0.0 -1.9 0.1 0.1

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

  -3.3 0.4 -2.8 0.1 1.0

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

0.051 -2.8 0.6 1.5 1.1 0.6

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.041 -0.4 0.0 -1.2 0.7 0.0

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.606 -4.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1

Educational books and supplies

0.204 6.1 0.0 0.3 0.7 0.3

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  6.4 0.1 -0.3 0.4 0.1

Information technology commodities(9)

0.402 -9.0 0.1 -0.3 -1.0 -0.2

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.268 -10.0 0.6 -0.4 -1.0 0.1

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.068 0.4 -0.3 0.0 0.9 -0.3

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

0.066 -13.4 -1.4 0.0 -2.9 -1.4

Alcoholic beverages

1.012 1.1 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.595 0.3 -0.4 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.271 0.0 -0.1 -0.5 0.1 0.3

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.073 1.0 -0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Whiskey at home(1)(3)

  1.6 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.2

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(3)

  1.1 -0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.5

Wine at home

0.250 0.5 -0.8 0.3 0.3 -0.5

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.417 2.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.3

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

  2.7 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.3

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

  2.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2

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

  3.1 1.5 0.1 -0.3 1.5

Other goods(9)

1.631 0.8 -0.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.3

Tobacco and smoking products

0.716 2.4 -0.2 0.5 0.4 0.0

Cigarettes(2)

0.660 2.4 -0.2 0.4 0.5 -0.1

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.050 2.2 0.9 1.4 -1.1 0.9

Personal care products(1)

0.725 0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4

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

0.373 0.9 -0.5 0.6 0.0 -0.5

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

0.344 -0.8 -0.2 -0.9 -0.7 -0.2

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.190 -2.4 -0.5 -0.4 -0.6 -0.7

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  -3.5 -0.2 0.0 -1.5 -0.5

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

  -0.7 -2.3 2.6 0.9 -2.3

Services less energy services

58.490 2.5 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

Shelter

32.859 3.0 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Rent of shelter(13)

32.484 3.0 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

Rent of primary residence(8)

7.176 3.5 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

Lodging away from home(2)

0.935 5.1 0.2 -0.5 0.4 0.3

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

0.172 2.6 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.2

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.763 5.6 0.3 -0.7 0.5 0.3

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

24.373 2.8 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

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

22.950 2.8 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.375 4.5 0.4 0.0 -0.1 0.4

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.229 4.5 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.953 5.5 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.4

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.276 1.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.1

Household operations(1)(2)

0.849 3.8 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.8

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.278 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.279 5.6 1.8 0.2 0.4 1.8

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.119 5.1 1.1 1.8 -0.2 0.7

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.066 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Medical care services

5.965 2.6 0.7 -0.2 0.4 0.9

Professional services

3.031 1.8 0.3 -0.2 0.3 0.3

Physicians' services(8)

1.590 1.9 0.4 -0.4 0.6 0.5

Dental services(8)

0.811 2.5 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.4

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.280 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.1

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.350 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1

Hospital and related services

2.181 4.3 1.3 -0.2 0.5 1.7

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.874 4.8 1.5 -0.2 0.6 1.9

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

  4.3 1.5 -0.2 0.5 1.8

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

  5.0 1.6 -0.3 0.6 2.0

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

0.176 2.9 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3

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

0.131 0.1 0.0 -0.7 0.2 0.0

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.753 0.5 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.8

Transportation services

5.628 1.6 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.1

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.395 0.4 -0.1 -1.2 0.8 -0.1

Car and truck rental(2)

0.074 -3.3 -0.5 -3.4 0.5 -0.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.163 2.1 0.4 0.1 -0.1 0.4

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.057 0.7 0.3 -0.3 0.1 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.488 1.5 0.4 -0.2 0.0 0.4

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.587 2.6 0.4 0.4 -0.2 0.4

Motor vehicle insurance

2.320 5.4 0.3 0.9 0.5 0.4

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.565 0.6 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.2

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

0.312 -0.7 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Parking and other fees(2)

0.235 2.2 0.1 0.9 0.0 0.3

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

  2.4 0.2 0.8 0.0 0.2

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

  1.2 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0

Public transportation

1.111 -4.7 1.9 0.0 -1.2 -0.7

Airline fare

0.698 -7.5 2.5 0.2 -1.7 -1.3

Other intercity transportation

0.149 -3.0 0.4 -1.1 -0.8 0.2

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

           

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

  1.1 1.7 -4.7 2.8 1.7

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  -3.5 -1.1 -1.2 -0.2 -1.1

Intracity transportation(1)

0.260 2.5 1.1 0.3 -0.1 1.1

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

  2.6 1.4 0.3 0.0 1.4

Recreation services(9)

3.777 1.7 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3

Video and audio services(9)

1.575 1.5 0.4 0.1 -0.1 0.4

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.484 1.8 0.4 0.0 -0.1 0.4

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

0.091 -3.0 0.3 1.5 -1.3 0.3

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

  -7.5 1.0 1.6 -2.8 1.0

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

  2.9 0.3 0.8 0.1 0.3

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.402 2.7 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  2.0 0.4 0.3 -0.1 0.4

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  3.0 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.2

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.061 1.1 0.5 -0.4 -0.4 0.5

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  0.4 0.4 -0.5 -0.3 0.4

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  1.9 0.7 -0.3 -1.0 0.7

Other recreation services(2)

1.738 1.7 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.3

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

0.598 -0.2 0.6 -1.3 -0.3 0.6

Admissions(1)

0.656 3.3 0.3 1.4 1.0 0.3

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

  2.2 0.4 0.9 1.1 0.4

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

  6.4 -0.1 1.9 1.1 -0.1

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.210 1.3 -0.4 -0.3 0.4 -0.4

Education and communication services(9)

6.425 0.8 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.122 3.7 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.5

College tuition and fees

1.848 3.4 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.375 4.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.732 4.2 0.8 0.2 0.9 0.9

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.039 1.5 -0.3 0.0 0.1 -0.3

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.144 0.0 0.1 -2.6 0.0 0.3

Postage(1)

0.129 0.0 0.0 -2.8 0.2 0.2

Delivery services(2)

0.014 0.4 0.6 -0.6 -1.3 0.9

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.434 -2.8 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.589 -5.1 -0.1 -0.4 -0.8 -0.1

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.846 2.0 -0.1 0.3 0.4 -0.1

Internet services and electronic information providers(2)

0.713 1.1 0.2 -0.8 0.1 0.1

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.759 1.7 0.2 -0.3 0.4 0.2

Personal care services(1)

0.633 1.3 0.1 -0.7 0.6 0.1

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

0.633 1.3 0.1 -0.7 0.6 0.1

Miscellaneous personal services

1.126 2.0 0.3 -0.3 0.3 0.1

Legal services(6)

0.316 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

Funeral expenses(1)(6)

0.173 1.9 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.6

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.275 1.5 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1

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

0.034 1.9 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.1

Financial services(1)(6)

0.233 4.4 0.3 -0.4 0.8 0.3

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

  2.2 1.0 0.1 0.6 1.0

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

  5.5 0.0 -0.8 0.9 0.0

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

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


Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes, April 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Mar.
2015
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Apr.
2014
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2014-
Apr.
2015
Mar.
2015-
Apr.
2015
Jan.
2015-
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2015-
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2015-
Apr.
2015

All items less food

85.818 236.425 234.580 235.125 -0.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1

All items less shelter

67.141 227.302 223.014 223.446 -1.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0

All items less food and shelter

52.959 223.416 217.015 217.530 -2.6 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.0

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.166 220.261 221.558 222.365 1.0 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.2

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

43.528 224.461 226.035 226.729 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2

All items less medical care

92.252 227.509 226.093 226.479 -0.5 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1

All items less energy

92.207 237.414 241.135 241.769 1.8 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2

Commodities

37.752 190.176 182.318 182.533 -4.0 0.1 0.4 0.4 -0.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.896 148.024 147.574 147.776 -0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0

Commodities less food

23.570 165.856 153.493 153.753 -7.3 0.2 0.5 0.8 -0.3

Commodities less food and beverages

22.558 163.208 150.463 150.735 -7.6 0.2 0.5 0.9 -0.3

Services

62.248 283.637 289.323 290.063 2.3 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.765 309.787 313.483 314.401 1.5 0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.3

Services less medical care services

56.284 269.922 275.388 275.951 2.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Durables

8.990 111.212 109.587 110.212 -0.9 0.6 0.2 0.3 0.3

Nondurables

28.762 229.635 218.297 218.244 -5.0 0.0 0.2 0.1 -0.4

Nondurables less food

14.580 217.984 194.444 194.292 -10.9 -0.1 0.3 0.7 -0.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.568 216.738 191.634 191.485 -11.7 -0.1 0.4 0.8 -0.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.128 275.938 235.475 235.013 -14.8 -0.2 0.3 0.9 -0.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.140 271.075 234.672 234.235 -13.6 -0.2 0.3 0.8 -0.8

Housing

42.258 231.689 236.435 236.777 2.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2

Education and communication(2)

7.031 137.279 137.564 137.707 0.3 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.2

Education(2)

3.326 229.237 237.447 238.003 3.8 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.5

Communication(2)

3.705 82.612 80.432 80.422 -2.7 0.0 -0.4 -0.3 -0.1

Information and information processing(2)

3.562 78.755 76.596 76.584 -2.8 0.0 -0.3 -0.4 -0.1

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.127 8.444 8.197 8.212 -2.7 0.2 -0.6 -0.3 0.0

Recreation(2)

5.766 116.042 115.835 116.045 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1

Video and audio(2)

1.863 100.821 100.088 100.249 -0.6 0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.1

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.054 165.154 167.180 166.727 1.0 -0.3 0.1 0.2 -0.3

Photography(2)

0.118 77.862 75.166 75.452 -3.1 0.4 -0.6 -0.8 -0.4

Food and beverages

15.194 241.103 245.689 245.746 1.9 0.0 0.1 -0.2 0.0

Domestically produced farm food

7.022 246.444 250.202 249.585 1.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.5 -0.3

Other services

11.961 333.805 337.185 337.847 1.2 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.2

Apparel less footwear

2.714 123.842 121.474 121.723 -1.7 0.2 0.4 0.4 -0.4

Fuels and utilities

5.214 230.588 229.829 228.304 -1.0 -0.7 0.0 -0.9 -0.6

Household energy

3.985 198.267 194.967 193.157 -2.6 -0.9 -0.1 -1.2 -0.9

Medical care

7.748 434.054 444.020 446.663 2.9 0.6 0.0 0.3 0.7

Transportation

15.173 221.972 199.363 200.245 -9.8 0.4 0.8 1.1 -0.3

Private transportation

14.062 216.975 194.270 194.906 -10.2 0.3 0.9 1.3 -0.3

New and used motor vehicles(2)

5.773 101.325 101.032 101.680 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.2

Utilities and public transportation

10.017 215.605 213.584 213.651 -0.9 0.0 0.0 -0.7 -0.2

Household furnishings and operations

4.186 123.436 122.803 123.451 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.5

Other goods and services

3.389 407.030 412.402 412.231 1.3 0.0 -0.2 0.1 0.0

Personal care

2.674 217.715 219.877 219.852 1.0 0.0 -0.4 0.0 -0.1

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

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, April 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Apr. 2015 from: Percent change to Mar. 2015 from:
Apr.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015

U.S. city average

M

-0.2 0.8 0.2 -0.1 1.0 0.6

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

-0.3 0.5 0.1 -0.4 0.6 0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.3

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

M

-1.3 0.6 0.2 -1.6 0.4 0.4

Midwest urban

M

-1.1 0.7 0.1 -0.9 0.9 0.6

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

-1.1 0.7 0.2 -1.0 0.8 0.5

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

M

-1.0 0.6 0.0 -0.6 1.0 0.6

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

-1.1 0.7 0.0 -0.9 1.2 0.7

South urban

M

-0.6 0.9 0.3 -0.3 1.1 0.6

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

-0.2 0.9 0.2 0.0 1.1 0.7

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

M

-0.9 0.9 0.4 -0.6 1.1 0.6

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

-0.8 0.6 0.1 -0.3 1.1 0.6

West urban

M

1.0 1.1 0.3 1.1 1.4 0.8

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.0 1.0 0.2 1.2 1.4 0.9

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

M

0.9 1.0 0.4 0.8 1.3 0.6

Size classes

A(4)

M

0.1 0.8 0.2 0.2 1.0 0.6

B/C(3)

M

-0.6 0.8 0.3 -0.5 1.0 0.6

D

M

-0.1 1.0 0.2 0.0 1.3 0.8

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

-0.9 0.9 0.1 -0.6 0.7 0.7

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

0.5 0.9 -0.1 0.5 1.7 1.0

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

M

0.0 0.3 0.1 -0.1 0.5 0.2

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

1

      0.8 1.0  

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

      -0.2 0.9  

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

      -0.6 1.2  

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

1

      0.2 1.0  

Atlanta, GA

2

-0.5 0.7        

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

-1.9 1.2        

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

-0.4 1.0        

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

0.5 0.8        

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

2

0.0 0.5        

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

2.4 1.1        

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

0.4 0.9        

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

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


Table 5. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) and the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, all items index, April 2015
[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

January 2013

0.3 0.3 1.3 1.6

February 2013

0.8 0.8 1.7 2.0

March 2013

0.3 0.3 1.3 1.5

April 2013

-0.1 -0.1 0.9 1.1

May 2013

0.1 0.2 1.1 1.4

June 2013

0.2 0.2 1.5 1.8

July 2013

0.0 0.0 1.7 2.0

August 2013

0.1 0.1 1.3 1.5

September 2013

0.1 0.1 1.0 1.2

October 2013

-0.3 -0.3 0.8 1.0

November 2013

-0.2 -0.2 1.1 1.2

December 2013

-0.1 0.0 1.3 1.5

January 2014

0.4 0.4 1.5 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

-0.1 0.0 1.8 2.0

August 2014

-0.2 -0.2 1.5 1.7

September 2014

0.1 0.1 1.4 1.7

October 2014

-0.3 -0.3 1.4 1.7

November 2014

-0.6 -0.5 1.0 1.3

December 2014

-0.7 -0.6 0.4 0.8

January 2015

-0.7 -0.5 -0.7 -0.1

February 2015

0.5 0.4 -0.6 0.0

March 2015

0.7 0.6 -0.5 -0.1

April 2015

0.2 0.2 -0.6 -0.2

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, April 2015, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Mar.
2015
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Mar. 2015-
Apr. 2015
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Mar. 2015-
Apr. 2015(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.1   0.04 S-Jan. 2015 -0.7

Food

14.182 0.0 0.000 0.08 L-Feb. 2015 0.2

Food at home

8.350 -0.2 -0.015 0.12 L-Feb. 2015 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.145 -0.3 -0.004 0.27 S-Jul. 2013 -0.4

Cereals and cereal products

0.375 0.2 0.001 0.44 S-Feb. 2015 -0.4

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.050 0.3 0.000 0.64 L-Jan. 2015 2.1

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.194 0.5 0.001 0.71 S-Feb. 2015 -0.8

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.131 0.3 0.000 0.67 S-Feb. 2015 -0.1

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.83 L-Feb. 2015 0.1

Bakery products

0.770 -0.6 -0.005 0.31 S-Oct. 2013 -0.7

Bread(5)

0.228 -1.1 -0.003 0.57 S-Oct. 2013 -1.9

White bread(4)(6)

  0.6   0.81 S-Feb. 2015 -1.1

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  -0.9   0.88 S-Jan. 2015 -1.0

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

0.117 -0.3 0.000 0.69 L-Feb. 2015 0.1

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.190 -1.6 -0.003 0.64 S-EVER -

Cookies(4)(6)

  -2.4   0.97 S-Jun. 2000 -2.5

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  -1.0   0.86 S-May 2012 -2.2

Other bakery products

0.236 0.4 0.001 0.66 S-Feb. 2015 -1.0

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

  1.1   0.84 S-Feb. 2015 -2.9

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  -0.9   1.25 S-Mar. 2014 -1.0

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

  2.4   0.88 L-Nov. 2012 2.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.995 -0.7 -0.013 0.22 S-Sep. 2009 -0.9

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.866 -0.5 -0.010 0.24 - -

Meats

1.217 -0.7 -0.008 0.27 L-Feb. 2015 0.1

Beef and veal(4)

0.584 0.4 0.002 0.40 L-Feb. 2015 0.7

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.239 0.0 0.000 0.55 L-Feb. 2015 0.7

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.083 0.7 0.001 0.87 L-Dec. 2014 1.4

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.209 0.7 0.001 0.70 S-Jan. 2015 -0.7

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.052 0.4 0.000 0.81 L-Dec. 2014 1.2

Pork

0.359 -2.5 -0.009 0.47 L-Feb. 2015 -1.3

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.136 -1.6 -0.002 0.76 L-Feb. 2015 -1.6

Bacon and related products(6)

  -1.8   0.95 L-Feb. 2015 -1.1

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  -0.7   0.94 L-Jan. 2015 0.6

Ham

0.077 -2.4 -0.002 0.91 L-Feb. 2015 0.4

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  -2.7   1.16 L-Feb. 2015 -0.1

Pork chops

0.060 -1.8 -0.001 1.17 L-Dec. 2014 0.2

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.086 -4.4 -0.004 1.01 S-EVER -

Other meats

0.274 -0.6 -0.002 0.48 S-Jul. 2013 -0.6

Frankfurters(6)

  1.5   1.56 L-Dec. 2014 3.5

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

  -0.7   0.62 S-Feb. 2014 -1.1

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  -1.9   1.72 S-Jun. 2014 -2.1

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

  -2.5   2.54 S-Jun. 2014 -3.4

Poultry

0.363 -0.3 -0.001 0.63 S-Dec. 2014 -0.4

Chicken(4)(5)

0.294 0.0 0.000 0.76 S-Feb. 2015 -0.3

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  -0.5   1.42 - -

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  0.0   0.72 S-Feb. 2015 0.0

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.069 0.2 0.000 0.78 L-Feb. 2015 1.9

Fish and seafood(4)

0.287 0.0 0.000 0.54 S-Jan. 2015 -0.5

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.149 -0.4 -0.001 0.87 S-Oct. 2014 -1.1

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.138 1.0 0.001 0.53 L-Jan. 2014 1.2

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  2.1   0.88 L-Apr. 2014 2.1

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  1.5   0.75 L-May 2014 2.1

Eggs

0.129 -3.0 -0.004 0.62 S-Feb. 2012 -5.3

Dairy and related products(4)

0.872 -0.8 -0.007 0.26 S-Feb. 2015 -1.0

Milk(4)(5)

0.265 -1.2 -0.003 0.33 S-Feb. 2015 -3.3

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

  -1.4   0.53 S-Feb. 2015 -3.8

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

  -1.0   0.45 S-Feb. 2015 -2.8

Cheese and related products

0.280 -0.5 -0.001 0.46 L-Feb. 2015 -0.5

Ice cream and related products

0.124 -0.2 0.000 0.83 S-Jan. 2015 -1.3

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.203 -0.2 0.000 0.57 S-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Fruits and vegetables

1.336 0.2 0.003 0.37 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.031 0.1 0.001 0.46 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

Fresh fruits

0.547 0.4 0.002 0.64 L-Feb. 2015 0.6

Apples

0.083 -0.8 -0.001 1.11 L-Feb. 2015 -0.4

Bananas

0.087 0.3 0.000 0.62 S-Feb. 2015 0.0

Citrus fruits(5)

0.143 1.3 0.002 1.44 L-Oct. 2014 2.2

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  -1.7   1.41 S-Aug. 2014 -3.0

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.235 0.5 0.001 1.08 L-Feb. 2015 1.6

Fresh vegetables

0.484 -0.3 -0.002 0.59 L-Dec. 2014 1.9

Potatoes

0.078 -0.4 0.000 1.14 S-Feb. 2015 -1.1

Lettuce

0.071 -1.1 -0.001 1.44 L-Feb. 2015 1.4

Tomatoes(4)

0.088 -0.7 -0.001 1.42 L-Dec. 2014 9.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.247 -0.6 -0.001 0.74 S-Feb. 2015 -1.2

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.305 0.8 0.002 0.49 L-Mar. 2014 0.8

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.159 1.2 0.002 0.76 L-Oct. 2014 1.2

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  0.4   0.86 L-Feb. 2015 0.5

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  1.7   1.02 L-Nov. 2013 2.6

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.088 -0.1 0.000 0.86 S-Jan. 2015 -0.9

Frozen vegetables(6)

  -1.2   1.07 S-Aug. 2014 -1.9

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.058 1.6 0.001 0.73 L-Oct. 2011 2.7

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

  1.9   0.79 L-Feb. 2015 2.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.954 0.5 0.005 0.34 L-Feb. 2015 0.6

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.696 0.7 0.005 0.43 L-Feb. 2015 0.7

Carbonated drinks

0.287 0.2 0.001 0.68 L-Feb. 2015 0.8

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 0.6 0.000 0.64 L-Nov. 2014 0.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.395 0.9 0.004 0.61 L-Nov. 2014 1.0

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.258 0.5 0.001 0.44 L-Jan. 2015 0.7

Coffee

0.160 1.4 0.002 0.59 L-Jan. 2015 1.4

Roasted coffee(6)

  1.6   0.64 L-Jan. 2015 2.0

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  -0.3   1.03 L-Feb. 2015 2.2

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.098 -1.1 -0.001 0.62 L-Feb. 2015 1.7

Other food at home

2.047 0.1 0.001 0.23 L-Feb. 2015 0.5

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.306 -1.0 -0.003 0.58 S-Oct. 2014 -1.0

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.056 1.5 0.001 0.62 L-Feb. 2015 1.6

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.189 -2.0 -0.004 0.89 S-Feb. 2006 -2.0

Other sweets(5)

0.061 0.0 0.000 0.63 L-Feb. 2015 0.3

Fats and oils

0.242 0.4 0.001 0.42 L-Sep. 2014 0.4

Butter and margarine(5)

0.073 0.8 0.001 0.65 L-Oct. 2014 2.8

Butter(6)

  1.2   0.92 L-Oct. 2014 5.3

Margarine(6)

  2.7   1.02 L-Jul. 2011 2.8

Salad dressing(5)

0.062 0.2 0.000 0.82 L-Feb. 2015 1.7

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.107 0.4 0.000 0.62 L-Jul. 2014 0.4

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  -0.5   1.00 - -

Other foods

1.500 0.2 0.003 0.28 L-Feb. 2015 0.5

Soups

0.097 1.6 0.002 1.02 L-Apr. 2013 1.8

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.279 0.6 0.002 0.63 L-Nov. 2014 1.2

Snacks(4)

0.333 -0.3 -0.001 0.66 L-Feb. 2015 2.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.298 1.0 0.003 0.59 L-Nov. 2013 1.4

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

  1.6   0.93 L-Nov. 2014 1.9

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

  -0.4   1.56 S-Nov. 2014 -2.2

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  -0.7   0.87 S-Feb. 2015 -0.7

Other condiments(6)

  1.7   0.97 L-Feb. 2015 2.0

Baby food(4)(5)

0.054 -0.7 0.000 0.38 S-Jun. 2014 -1.0

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.438 0.3 0.002 0.51 L-Feb. 2015 0.3

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  0.6   0.55 L-Feb. 2015 1.1

Food away from home(4)

5.832 0.2 0.014 0.06 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.819 0.2 0.007 0.07 - -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.416 0.2 0.006 0.10 L-Feb. 2015 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.211 0.1 0.000 0.16 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

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

  0.2   0.08 S-Feb. 2015 0.2

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

0.064 0.3 0.000 0.34 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.322 0.3 0.001 0.11 S-Jan. 2015 0.0

Energy

7.793 -1.3 -0.097 0.15 S-Jan. 2015 -9.7

Energy commodities

4.035 -1.9 -0.076 0.12 S-Jan. 2015 -18.0

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.226 -6.1 -0.014 0.53 S-Jan. 2015 -7.1

Fuel oil(4)

0.135 -8.4 -0.011 0.37 S-Jan. 2015 -9.9

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

0.092 0.8 0.001 0.78 S-Feb. 2015 -1.3

Motor fuel

3.808 -1.7 -0.062 0.12 S-Jan. 2015 -18.6

Gasoline (all types)

3.744 -1.7 -0.063 0.12 S-Jan. 2015 -18.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  -1.6   0.38 S-Jan. 2015 -19.1

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  -1.8   0.36 S-Jan. 2015 -18.1

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  -1.9   0.31 S-Jan. 2015 -16.4

Other motor fuels(5)

0.064 -3.2 -0.002 0.12 S-Feb. 2015 -4.5

Energy services(11)

3.758 -0.5 -0.021 0.28 L-Feb. 2015 -0.2

Electricity(11)

2.947 0.0 0.000 0.35 L-Feb. 2015 0.3

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.812 -2.6 -0.021 0.28 L-Feb. 2015 -2.0

All items less food and energy

78.025 0.3 0.200 0.04 L-Jan. 2013 0.3

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.535 0.1 0.010 0.09 S-Jan. 2015 -0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.337 0.5 0.018 0.16 L-EVER -

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

0.264 0.7 0.002 0.56 L-Jan. 2015 1.1

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.047 0.5 0.000 0.41 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.051 2.5 0.001 0.50 L-Nov. 2014 3.4

Other linens(4)(5)

0.166 0.2 0.000 0.83 L-Jan. 2015 2.0

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.764 1.3 0.010 0.31 L-Mar. 2008 1.7

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.264 1.7 0.005 0.47 S-Feb. 2015 -1.2

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

0.359 1.6 0.006 0.50 L-Jun. 2011 1.8

Other furniture(5)

0.132 0.4 0.000 0.61 S-Jan. 2015 -0.2

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

           

Appliances(5)

0.272 0.4 0.001 0.46 L-Nov. 2012 0.5

Major appliances(5)

0.148 0.5 0.001 0.67 L-Jan. 2014 0.5

Laundry equipment(6)

  -0.2   0.95 S-Nov. 2014 -3.7

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.119 0.4 0.000 0.66 L-Jan. 2015 1.0

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.480 0.2 0.001 0.51 S-Feb. 2015 -0.2

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.256 0.3 0.001 0.88 L-Jan. 2015 0.7

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.107 0.2 0.000 0.50 L-Feb. 2015 0.2

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.043 1.1 0.000 1.23 L-Feb. 2015 1.3

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.074 -0.7 0.000 0.42 S-Jan. 2015 -1.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.710 0.0 0.000 0.25 S-Feb. 2015 0.0

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.189 -0.1 0.000 0.39 L-Feb. 2015 0.2

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.368 0.2 0.001 0.32 - -

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.848 0.0 0.000 0.26 S-Jan. 2015 -0.4

Household cleaning products(5)

0.336 0.5 0.002 0.45 S-Feb. 2015 0.3

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.247 0.4 0.001 0.43 L-Feb. 2015 0.8

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.265 -0.4 -0.001 0.41 S-Dec. 2014 -0.4

Apparel

3.440 -0.3 -0.012 0.41 S-Dec. 2014 -0.8

Men's and boys' apparel

0.870 -1.6 -0.014 0.74 S-Apr. 2009 -1.6

Men's apparel

0.690 -2.1 -0.014 0.80 S-EVER -

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.111 -4.5 -0.005 2.00 S-EVER -

Men's furnishings

0.192 -1.0 -0.002 0.89 S-Jan. 2015 -2.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.202 -3.3 -0.007 1.56 S-Apr. 2009 -3.9

Men's pants and shorts

0.178 -0.9 -0.002 1.57 S-Sep. 2014 -0.9

Boys' apparel

0.180 1.6 0.003 1.48 L-Jan. 2015 2.1

Women's and girls' apparel

1.494 0.3 0.004 0.73 - -

Women's apparel

1.262 0.3 0.003 0.78 S-Feb. 2015 -0.7

Women's outerwear

0.106 2.6 0.003 2.43 L-Jan. 2015 3.3

Women's dresses

0.169 -1.5 -0.002 2.38 S-Jan. 2015 -2.6

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.591 1.4 0.008 0.97 L-Dec. 2013 4.6

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

0.385 -1.3 -0.005 0.92 S-Feb. 2012 -2.1

Girls' apparel

0.232 0.2 0.001 1.83 L-Feb. 2015 0.7

Footwear

0.727 -0.1 0.000 0.73 S-Jan. 2015 -0.7

Men's footwear(4)

0.216 2.2 0.005 1.07 L-Oct. 2012 2.3

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.175 -0.7 -0.001 1.10 S-Jan. 2015 -1.8

Women's footwear

0.335 -0.9 -0.003 1.17 S-Jan. 2015 -0.9

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.135 -0.1 0.000 0.98 S-Feb. 2015 -1.4

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.215 -0.3 -0.001 0.78 L-Feb. 2015 0.0

Watches(4)(9)

0.047 -0.2 0.000 0.87 L-Feb. 2015 1.1

Jewelry(9)

0.167 -0.4 -0.001 0.96 S-Dec. 2014 -0.4

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.736 0.3 0.015 0.09 S-Jan. 2015 -0.1

New vehicles

3.556 0.1 0.005 0.14 S-Jan. 2015 -0.1

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  0.1   0.12 S-Jan. 2015 -0.1

New cars(6)

  -0.1   0.14 S-Jan. 2015 -0.1

New trucks(14)(6)

  0.4   0.13 L-Aug. 2014 0.4

Used cars and trucks

1.639 0.6 0.010 0.01 S-Jan. 2015 -0.1

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.432 -0.2 -0.001 0.21 L-Feb. 2015 0.2

Tires(4)

0.282 -0.2 -0.001 0.29 L-Feb. 2015 0.0

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.149 -0.1 0.000 0.27 L-Feb. 2015 0.5

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

  0.0   0.24 L-Feb. 2015 0.8

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

  1.3   0.52 L-Aug. 2014 1.5

Medical care commodities

1.784 0.1 0.001 0.21 - -

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.709 0.1 0.001 0.22 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

Prescription drugs

1.361 0.3 0.003 0.24 - -

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.348 0.3 0.001 0.47 L-Feb. 2015 1.0

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.075 0.5 0.000 0.39 L-Feb. 2015 0.6

Recreation commodities(12)

1.990 -0.2 -0.003 0.17 S-Feb. 2015 -0.2

Video and audio products(12)

0.287 -1.1 -0.003 0.35 S-Dec. 2014 -1.3

Televisions

0.132 -2.6 -0.003 0.60 S-Nov. 2014 -3.0

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.029 0.9 0.000 0.78 L-Jan. 2015 2.0

Audio equipment

0.066 0.4 0.000 0.55 L-Feb. 2014 0.7

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

0.043 -0.4 0.000 0.62 L-Feb. 2015 0.1

Pets and pet products(4)

0.652 -0.6 -0.004 0.30 S-Jan. 2015 -0.8

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  -0.7   0.33 S-Jan. 2015 -1.1

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

  -0.4   0.43 S-Jan. 2015 -0.6

Sporting goods(4)

0.398 0.8 0.003 0.31 L-Apr. 2014 0.8

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.181 1.8 0.003 0.43 L-Jul. 2006 2.3

Sports equipment

0.212 -0.6 -0.001 0.44 S-Dec. 2014 -0.6

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.056 -1.4 -0.001 0.96 S-Jan. 2015 -1.8

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

  -1.7   0.64 S-Jun. 2011 -1.7

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  -1.9   1.06 S-Feb. 2014 -3.1

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.218 0.4 0.001 0.48 L-Oct. 2014 1.4

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.122 0.2 0.000 0.68 - -

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.095 0.6 0.001 0.59 L-Jan. 2015 0.7

Other recreational goods(5)

0.378 0.2 0.001 0.48 S-Feb. 2015 -1.4

Toys

0.275 0.1 0.000 0.59 - -

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

  1.0   0.68 L-Apr. 2013 1.0

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

0.051 0.6 0.000 1.32 S-Jan. 2015 -1.2

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.041 0.0 0.000 0.42 S-Feb. 2015 -1.2

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.606 -0.1 0.000 0.30 L-Feb. 2015 -0.1

Educational books and supplies

0.204 0.3 0.001 0.45 S-Feb. 2015 0.3

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  0.1   0.41 S-Feb. 2015 -0.3

Information technology commodities(12)

0.402 -0.2 -0.001 0.40 L-Jul. 2014 -0.2

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.268 0.1 0.000 0.49 L-Dec. 2013 1.2

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.068 -0.3 0.000 0.82 S-Jan. 2015 -0.6

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

0.066 -1.4 -0.001 0.84 L-Feb. 2015 0.0

Alcoholic beverages

1.012 0.0 0.000 0.16 S-Feb. 2015 0.0

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.595 -0.1 -0.001 0.23 S-Jan. 2015 -0.6

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.271 0.3 0.001 0.28 L-Nov. 2014 0.4

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.073 -0.1 0.000 0.39 S-Jan. 2015 -0.4

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

  0.2   0.40 - -

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(6)

  -0.5   0.55 S-Jan. 2015 -0.7

Wine at home

0.250 -0.5 -0.001 0.44 S-Jan. 2015 -0.7

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.417 0.3 0.001 0.18 L-Nov. 2014 0.5

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

  0.3   0.15 S-Feb. 2015 0.3

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

  0.2   0.24 L-Feb. 2015 0.2

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

  1.5   0.20 L-May 2011 2.1

Other goods(12)

1.631 -0.3 -0.004 0.18 S-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Tobacco and smoking products

0.716 0.0 0.000 0.16 S-Jan. 2015 -0.2

Cigarettes(5)

0.660 -0.1 -0.001 0.17 S-Jan. 2015 -0.1

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.050 0.9 0.000 0.53 L-Feb. 2015 1.4

Personal care products(4)

0.725 -0.4 -0.003 0.31 S-Nov. 2014 -0.8

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

0.373 -0.5 -0.002 0.46 S-Nov. 2014 -0.6

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

0.344 -0.2 -0.001 0.40 L-Jan. 2015 1.2

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.190 -0.7 -0.001 0.44 S-Nov. 2014 -1.3

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  -0.5   0.54 L-Feb. 2015 0.0

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

  -2.3   0.51 S-Aug. 2011 -2.3

Services less energy services

58.490 0.3 0.187 0.04 L-Jan. 2015 0.3

Shelter

32.859 0.3 0.091 0.06 - -

Rent of shelter(16)

32.484 0.3 0.092 0.06 - -

Rent of primary residence(11)

7.176 0.3 0.018 0.04 - -

Lodging away from home(5)

0.935 0.3 0.003 1.89 S-Feb. 2015 -0.5

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

0.172 0.2 0.000 0.04 L-Feb. 2015 0.4

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.763 0.3 0.002 2.30 S-Feb. 2015 -0.7

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

24.373 0.3 0.068 0.03 - -

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

22.950 0.3 0.064 0.03 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.375 0.4 0.001 0.31 L-Jan. 2015 0.7

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.229 0.3 0.004 0.13 L-Feb. 2015 0.3

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.953 0.4 0.004 0.16 L-Dec. 2014 0.6

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.276 0.1 0.000 0.17 L-Feb. 2015 0.4

Household operations(4)(5)

0.849 0.8 0.007 0.14 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.278 0.0 0.000 0.12 - -

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.279 1.8 0.005 0.09 L-Apr. 2014 2.3

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.119 0.7 0.001 0.59 L-Feb. 2015 1.8

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.066 0.0 0.000 0.12 - -

Medical care services

5.965 0.9 0.052 0.08 L-Nov. 1990 0.9

Professional services

3.031 0.3 0.010 0.10 - -

Physicians' services(11)

1.590 0.5 0.008 0.13 S-Feb. 2015 -0.4

Dental services(11)

0.811 0.4 0.003 0.11 L-Feb. 2015 0.4

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.280 -0.1 0.000 0.38 L-Feb. 2015 0.1

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.350 0.1 0.000 0.14 L-Nov. 2014 0.8

Hospital and related services

2.181 1.7 0.036 0.11 L-Aug. 2013 1.8

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.874 1.9 0.035 0.12 L-Aug. 2013 2.0

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

  1.8   0.21 L-Aug. 2013 1.9

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

  2.0   0.20 L-EVER -

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

0.176 0.3 0.000 0.10 L-Jan. 2015 0.3

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

0.131 0.0 0.000 0.10 S-Feb. 2015 -0.7

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.753 0.8 0.006 0.08 L-Feb. 2013 0.8

Transportation services

5.628 0.1 0.005 0.14 L-Feb. 2015 0.3

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.395 -0.1 -0.001 0.31 S-Feb. 2015 -1.2

Car and truck rental(5)

0.074 -0.9 -0.001 1.50 S-Feb. 2015 -3.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.163 0.4 0.005 0.17 L-Sep. 2014 0.4

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.057 0.3 0.000 0.14 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.488 0.4 0.002 0.20 L-Nov. 2014 0.7

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.587 0.4 0.002 0.27 L-Feb. 2015 0.4

Motor vehicle insurance

2.320 0.4 0.008 0.23 S-Dec. 2014 0.3

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.565 0.2 0.001 0.11 L-Feb. 2015 0.5

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

0.312 0.2 0.001 0.08 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

Parking and other fees(5)

0.235 0.3 0.001 0.18 L-Feb. 2015 0.9

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

  0.2   0.24 L-Feb. 2015 0.8

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

  0.0   0.17 S-Feb. 2015 0.0

Public transportation

1.111 -0.7 -0.008 0.36 L-Feb. 2015 0.0

Airline fare

0.698 -1.3 -0.009 0.51 L-Feb. 2015 0.2

Other intercity transportation

0.149 0.2 0.000 0.67 L-Nov. 2014 1.3

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

           

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

  1.7   1.12 S-Feb. 2015 -4.7

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  -1.1   0.79 S-Feb. 2015 -1.2

Intracity transportation(4)

0.260 1.1 0.003 0.06 L-Mar. 2013 2.8

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

  1.4   0.08 L-Mar. 2013 3.2

Recreation services(12)

3.777 0.3 0.012 0.16 L-Jan. 2015 0.5

Video and audio services(12)

1.575 0.4 0.006 0.13 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.484 0.4 0.005 0.13 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

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

0.091 0.3 0.000 0.90 L-Feb. 2015 1.5

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

  1.0   1.27 L-Feb. 2015 1.6

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

  0.3   0.29 L-Feb. 2015 0.8

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.402 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-Feb. 2015 0.1

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  0.4   0.12 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.2   0.12 S-Feb. 2015 0.1

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.061 0.5 0.000 0.39 L-Aug. 2014 0.6

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  0.4   0.14 L-Oct. 2014 0.6

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  0.7   0.57 L-Jan. 2015 0.7

Other recreation services(5)

1.738 0.3 0.005 0.33 S-Feb. 2015 0.1

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

0.598 0.6 0.003 0.45 L-Jan. 2015 1.4

Admissions(4)

0.656 0.3 0.002 0.55 S-Nov. 2014 0.0

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

  0.4   0.52 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

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

  -0.1   0.66 S-Sep. 2014 -0.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.210 -0.4 -0.001 0.18 S-Mar. 2013 -0.9

Education and communication services(12)

6.425 0.2 0.014 0.07 L-Jan. 2015 0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.122 0.5 0.016 0.08 - -

College tuition and fees

1.848 0.4 0.007 0.12 - -

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.375 0.3 0.001 0.07 - -

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.732 0.9 0.007 0.11 - -

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.039 -0.3 0.000 0.10 S-Sep. 2009 -0.8

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.144 0.3 0.000 0.02 L-Dec. 2014 0.3

Postage(4)

0.129 0.2 0.000 0.00 - -

Delivery services(5)

0.014 0.9 0.000 0.18 L-Jul. 2014 1.0

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.434 -0.1 -0.003 0.10 L-Feb. 2015 -0.1

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.589 -0.1 -0.002 0.12 L-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.846 -0.1 -0.001 0.13 S-Nov. 2014 -0.1

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.713 0.1 0.001 0.26 - -

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.759 0.2 0.004 0.08 S-Feb. 2015 -0.3

Personal care services(4)

0.633 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-Feb. 2015 -0.7

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

0.633 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-Feb. 2015 -0.7

Miscellaneous personal services

1.126 0.1 0.001 0.10 S-Feb. 2015 -0.3

Legal services(9)

0.316 0.3 0.001 0.15 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.173 0.6 0.001 0.12 L-Jan. 2013 0.6

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.275 0.1 0.000 0.11 - -

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

0.034 0.1 0.000 0.17 S-Dec. 2014 -0.2

Financial services(4)(9)

0.233 0.3 0.001 0.28 S-Feb. 2015 -0.4

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

  1.0   0.02 L-Jun. 2013 4.6

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

  0.0   0.39 S-Feb. 2015 -0.8

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.818 0.1 0.103 0.04 S-Jan. 2015 -0.8

All items less shelter

67.141 0.0 0.012 0.04 S-Jan. 2015 -1.1

All items less food and shelter

52.959 0.0 0.012 0.05 S-Jan. 2015 -1.4

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.166 0.2 0.109 0.05 - -

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

43.528 0.2 0.099 0.05 - -

All items less medical care

92.252 0.1 0.049 0.04 S-Jan. 2015 -0.7

All items less energy

92.207 0.2 0.199 0.03 - -

Commodities

37.752 -0.2 -0.066 0.06 S-Jan. 2015 -2.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.896 0.0 0.000 0.10 S-Jan. 2015 -0.1

Commodities less food

23.570 -0.3 -0.066 0.07 S-Jan. 2015 -3.5

Commodities less food and beverages

22.558 -0.3 -0.066 0.08 S-Jan. 2015 -3.6

Services

62.248 0.3 0.166 0.05 L-May 2014 0.4

Services less rent of shelter(16)

29.765 0.3 0.103 0.07 L-May 2014 0.4

Services less medical care services

56.284 0.2 0.139 0.05 L-Feb. 2015 0.2

Durables

8.990 0.3 0.023 0.08 - -

Nondurables

28.762 -0.4 -0.111 0.07 S-Jan. 2015 -2.9

Nondurables less food

14.580 -0.7 -0.103 0.11 S-Jan. 2015 -5.6

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.568 -0.8 -0.105 0.11 S-Jan. 2015 -6.0

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.128 -0.9 -0.093 0.08 S-Jan. 2015 -7.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.140 -0.8 -0.093 0.07 S-Jan. 2015 -7.2

Housing

42.258 0.2 0.083 0.06 L-Feb. 2015 0.2

Education and communication(5)

7.031 0.2 0.014 0.07 L-Jan. 2015 0.2

Education(5)

3.326 0.5 0.016 0.08 - -

Communication(5)

3.705 -0.1 -0.002 0.10 L-Jan. 2015 -0.1

Information and information processing(5)

3.562 -0.1 -0.003 0.10 L-Jan. 2015 -0.1

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.127 0.0 0.000 0.23 L-Dec. 2014 0.0

Recreation(5)

5.766 0.1 0.009 0.12 - -

Video and audio(5)

1.863 0.1 0.003 0.14 L-Feb. 2015 0.1

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.054 -0.3 -0.004 0.20 S-Jan. 2015 -0.3

Photography(5)

0.118 -0.4 -0.001 0.54 L-Dec. 2014 -0.4

Food and beverages

15.194 0.0 0.000 0.07 L-Feb. 2015 0.1

Domestically produced farm food

7.022 -0.3 -0.024 0.13 L-Feb. 2015 0.0

Other services

11.961 0.2 0.028 0.07 L-Jan. 2015 0.3

Apparel less footwear

2.714 -0.4 -0.011 0.48 S-Dec. 2014 -1.2

Fuels and utilities

5.214 -0.6 -0.030 0.21 L-Feb. 2015 0.0

Household energy

3.985 -0.9 -0.035 0.27 L-Feb. 2015 -0.1

Medical care

7.748 0.7 0.054 0.08 L-Jan. 2007 0.7

Transportation

15.173 -0.3 -0.043 0.06 S-Jan. 2015 -5.0

Private transportation

14.062 -0.3 -0.035 0.07 S-Jan. 2015 -5.4

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.773 0.2 0.014 0.10 S-Jan. 2015 0.0

Utilities and public transportation

10.017 -0.2 -0.018 0.13 L-Feb. 2015 0.0

Household furnishings and operations

4.186 0.5 0.023 0.13 L-Sep. 2008 0.6

Other goods and services

3.389 0.0 -0.002 0.09 S-Feb. 2015 -0.2

Personal care

2.674 -0.1 -0.002 0.11 S-Feb. 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, April 2015, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Mar.
2015
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Apr. 2014-
Apr. 2015
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Apr. 2014-
Apr. 2015(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 -0.2   0.08 S-Oct. 2009 -0.2

Food

14.182 2.0 0.275 0.13 S-Apr. 2014 1.9

Food at home

8.350 1.3 0.110 0.18 S-Feb. 2014 0.9

Cereals and bakery products

1.145 0.9 0.010 0.40 S-Feb. 2015 0.9

Cereals and cereal products

0.375 1.2 0.004 0.67 L-Aug. 2012 1.8

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.050 -0.6 0.000 0.84 L-Jan. 2015 0.1

Breakfast cereal

0.194 0.8 0.001 1.05 L-Dec. 2014 1.3

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.131 2.5 0.003 1.01 L-Oct. 2013 3.8

Rice(4)(5)

  -2.1   1.28 L-Feb. 2015 -0.9

Bakery products

0.770 0.7 0.006 0.49 S-Nov. 2014 0.5

Bread(4)

0.228 0.2 0.000 0.84 S-Nov. 2014 -0.4

White bread(5)

  0.0   1.17 S-Feb. 2015 -0.8

Bread other than white(5)

  -0.7   1.26 S-May 2014 -1.3

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.117 2.3 0.003 1.13 L-Jan. 2015 3.1

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.190 0.4 0.001 1.20 S-Nov. 2014 0.1

Cookies(5)

  -0.2   1.51 S-Dec. 2014 -0.2

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  1.2   1.71 S-Nov. 2014 0.5

Other bakery products

0.236 0.8 0.002 1.03 L-Nov. 2014 0.9

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  1.4   1.50 L-Jan. 2014 3.6

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  1.4   1.50 S-Feb. 2015 -0.4

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

  0.4   1.38 L-Jan. 2015 0.6

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.995 3.9 0.074 0.38 S-Jan. 2014 3.3

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.866 4.0 0.071 0.40 S-Feb. 2014 3.9

Meats

1.217 4.8 0.055 0.51 S-Feb. 2014 3.6

Beef and veal

0.584 10.2 0.054 0.70 S-Mar. 2014 7.4

Uncooked ground beef

0.239 10.8 0.023 0.99 S-Jul. 2014 10.3

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.083 10.0 0.008 1.52 S-Mar. 2014 7.3

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.209 8.8 0.017 1.31 S-Mar. 2014 7.8

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.052 14.1 0.006 1.35 S-Jul. 2014 14.1

Pork

0.359 -3.7 -0.013 0.81 S-Jan. 2010 -5.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.136 -5.7 -0.008 1.18 S-Nov. 2009 -6.3

Bacon and related products(5)

  -9.0   1.27 S-Aug. 1998 -9.8

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  0.6   1.72 S-Aug. 2013 -0.3

Ham

0.077 3.1 0.002 1.93 S-Jan. 2014 2.7

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  2.9   1.91 S-Jan. 2014 2.6

Pork chops

0.060 -6.1 -0.004 1.66 S-Dec. 2009 -8.0

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.086 -4.4 -0.004 1.74 S-Apr. 2013 -5.3

Other meats

0.274 5.6 0.014 0.88 S-Aug. 2014 5.3

Frankfurters(5)

  5.8   2.45 S-Oct. 2014 5.1

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  4.7   1.08 S-Jun. 2014 4.0

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  9.1   2.53 L-Dec. 2011 9.5

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  5.7   4.22 L-Apr. 2012 10.0

Poultry

0.363 3.1 0.011 0.83 L-Nov. 2013 3.4

Chicken(4)

0.294 3.5 0.010 0.94 L-Mar. 2014 3.6

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  3.2   1.98 L-Feb. 2015 5.9

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  3.3   1.18 L-Nov. 2013 3.3

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.069 1.7 0.001 1.61 L-Jul. 2014 2.1

Fish and seafood

0.287 1.9 0.005 0.84 S-Feb. 2015 1.5

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.149 2.3 0.003 1.49 S-Feb. 2015 1.7

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.138 1.5 0.002 0.95 L-Dec. 2014 3.0

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  1.5   1.25 - -

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  2.1   1.70 L-Feb. 2015 2.7

Eggs

0.129 2.2 0.003 1.09 S-Oct. 2013 0.9

Dairy and related products

0.872 -0.7 -0.006 0.42 S-Nov. 2013 -0.7

Milk(4)

0.265 -6.0 -0.017 0.64 S-Jan. 2010 -6.9

Fresh whole milk(5)

  -6.1   1.04 S-Jan. 2010 -8.6

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  -5.1   0.89 S-Jan. 2010 -5.4

Cheese and related products

0.280 0.3 0.001 0.81 S-Feb. 2014 0.2

Ice cream and related products

0.124 2.7 0.003 1.18 S-Jan. 2015 2.0

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.203 3.4 0.007 0.81 L-Jan. 2015 3.4

Fruits and vegetables

1.336 -1.5 -0.020 0.60 S-Sep. 2012 -1.7

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.031 -2.2 -0.023 0.73 S-Sep. 2012 -2.9

Fresh fruits

0.547 -5.4 -0.032 1.01 S-Oct. 2009 -7.2

Apples

0.083 -7.0 -0.006 2.01 S-Jan. 2010 -7.6

Bananas

0.087 -0.2 0.000 0.98 L-Nov. 2014 1.0

Citrus fruits(4)

0.143 -8.5 -0.014 2.67 S-Sep. 2009 -8.6

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  -5.9   2.41 S-Sep. 2009 -6.4

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.235 -4.8 -0.012 1.57 S-Aug. 2012 -5.9

Fresh vegetables

0.484 1.8 0.009 0.92 S-Nov. 2014 0.4

Potatoes

0.078 -2.1 -0.002 1.93 S-Feb. 2015 -2.5

Lettuce

0.071 5.2 0.003 2.31 S-Dec. 2014 4.4

Tomatoes

0.088 4.6 0.004 1.99 L-Jan. 2015 9.6

Other fresh vegetables

0.247 1.3 0.003 1.33 S-Feb. 2015 0.9

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.305 1.1 0.003 0.64 L-Oct. 2014 1.1

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.159 1.0 0.002 1.05 L-Oct. 2014 1.7

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  1.7   1.33 L-Feb. 2015 2.2

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  0.7   1.44 L-Oct. 2014 2.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.088 -0.1 0.000 1.18 S-Sep. 2014 -0.5

Frozen vegetables(5)

  -1.4   1.47 S-Aug. 2014 -2.7

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.058 2.9 0.002 1.17 L-Sep. 2012 4.5

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

  6.2   2.10 L-Sep. 2012 10.7

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.954 1.8 0.017 0.45 L-Feb. 2015 1.8

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.696 1.4 0.010 0.53 L-Mar. 2012 2.0

Carbonated drinks

0.287 0.0 0.000 0.84 L-Feb. 2015 0.9

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 2.4 0.000 1.20 L-Feb. 2015 3.1

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.395 2.4 0.009 0.83 L-Dec. 2011 2.5

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.258 3.0 0.007 0.78 L-Feb. 2015 4.1

Coffee

0.160 5.7 0.009 1.06 L-Feb. 2015 5.8

Roasted coffee(5)

  6.8   1.22 L-Mar. 2012 11.0

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  1.4   1.65 - -

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.098 -1.3 -0.001 0.88 S-Oct. 2010 -1.3

Other food at home

2.047 1.7 0.035 0.34 L-Feb. 2015 1.7

Sugar and sweets

0.306 2.5 0.007 0.76 L-Feb. 2015 3.3

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.056 5.9 0.003 1.02 L-Oct. 2011 7.1

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.189 2.5 0.004 1.19 S-Dec. 2014 1.8

Other sweets(4)

0.061 -0.6 0.000 0.96 L-Feb. 2015 -0.5

Fats and oils

0.242 -0.5 -0.001 0.66 L-Feb. 2015 0.4

Butter and margarine(4)

0.073 2.4 0.002 1.16 L-Feb. 2015 6.4

Butter(5)

  5.3   1.61 S-Feb. 2014 3.5

Margarine(5)

  0.7   1.36 L-Feb. 2015 0.9

Salad dressing(4)

0.062 -1.5 -0.001 1.06 - -

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.107 -1.8 -0.002 1.06 L-Sep. 2014 -1.2

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  -3.5   1.50 L-Sep. 2014 -3.3

Other foods

1.500 2.0 0.029 0.40 L-Dec. 2012 2.2

Soups

0.097 1.1 0.001 1.38 L-Sep. 2014 1.3

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.279 1.8 0.005 0.91 S-Oct. 2014 1.1

Snacks

0.333 2.8 0.009 1.07 S-Jan. 2015 1.0

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.298 3.2 0.009 0.90 L-Apr. 2012 4.4

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

  5.0   1.35 L-Aug. 2012 6.1

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  -1.1   2.00 S-Aug. 2014 -4.8

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  4.1   1.34 L-Oct. 2011 4.4

Other condiments(5)

  3.4   1.74 L-Aug. 2013 6.5

Baby food(4)

0.054 -0.2 0.000 0.77 S-Mar. 2011 -0.2

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.438 1.1 0.005 0.70 S-Feb. 2015 0.6

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  3.4   1.20 L-Feb. 2015 3.8

Food away from home

5.832 2.9 0.164 0.17 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.819 2.8 0.077 0.23 L-Feb. 2015 2.8

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.416 3.2 0.074 0.29 S-Dec. 2014 3.2

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.211 2.0 0.004 0.64 S-Jan. 2015 1.9

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

  2.4   0.41 S-Feb. 2015 2.4

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.064 2.1 0.001 1.22 L-Aug. 2013 2.6

Other food away from home(4)

0.322 2.6 0.008 0.44 - -

Energy

7.793 -19.4 -1.858 0.17 S-Jan. 2015 -19.6

Energy commodities

4.035 -31.2 -1.813 0.19 S-Feb. 2015 -32.5

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.226 -21.9 -0.059 0.81 S-Feb. 2015 -29.3

Fuel oil

0.135 -29.1 -0.050 0.82 S-Feb. 2015 -31.2

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.092 -9.2 -0.009 1.48 L-Dec. 2014 -4.6

Motor fuel

3.808 -31.6 -1.754 0.20 S-Feb. 2015 -32.7

Gasoline (all types)

3.744 -31.7 -1.729 0.20 S-Feb. 2015 -32.8

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  -32.4   0.46 S-Feb. 2015 -33.5

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  -30.4   0.52 S-Feb. 2015 -30.7

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  -28.1   0.38 S-Feb. 2015 -29.3

Other motor fuels(4)

0.064 -28.8 -0.025 0.26 S-Sep. 2009 -35.8

Energy services(10)

3.758 -1.2 -0.045 0.30 L-Feb. 2015 0.9

Electricity(10)

2.947 3.8 0.107 0.38 L-Aug. 2014 4.1

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.812 -16.3 -0.152 0.49 S-Dec. 2009 -18.1

All items less food and energy

78.025 1.8 1.384 0.10 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.535 -0.2 -0.038 0.24 - -

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.337 -0.9 -0.030 0.30 L-Jun. 2013 -0.9

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.264 -2.9 -0.008 1.12 L-Nov. 2014 -1.9

Floor coverings(4)

0.047 1.2 0.001 1.00 - -

Window coverings(4)

0.051 -3.8 -0.002 1.32 L-Dec. 2014 -2.3

Other linens(4)

0.166 -3.7 -0.006 1.68 L-Oct. 2014 -1.8

Furniture and bedding

0.764 0.0 0.000 0.70 L-Feb. 2013 0.0

Bedroom furniture

0.264 -1.7 -0.005 1.13 L-Jun. 2014 -0.4

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

0.359 0.5 0.002 1.16 L-Mar. 2013 0.6

Other furniture(4)

0.132 1.8 0.002 1.75 L-Jan. 2013 2.3

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

           

Appliances(4)

0.272 -3.9 -0.011 0.92 L-Mar. 2014 -3.3

Major appliances(4)

0.148 -5.4 -0.008 1.24 L-Mar. 2014 -5.0

Laundry equipment(5)

  -5.8   1.34 L-Mar. 2014 -5.5

Other appliances(4)

0.119 -2.0 -0.002 1.22 L-Feb. 2015 -1.2

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.480 -2.0 -0.010 0.97 L-Jan. 2013 -2.0

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.256 -3.5 -0.009 1.78 L-Jan. 2010 -3.5

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.107 1.5 0.002 1.42 L-Jan. 2015 1.6

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.043 0.7 0.000 2.60 L-Aug. 2014 1.5

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.074 -2.7 -0.002 1.20 L-Mar. 2014 -2.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.710 0.1 0.001 0.69 L-Dec. 2014 0.1

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.189 1.0 0.002 1.14 L-Nov. 2013 1.1

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.368 -0.4 -0.001 0.82 L-Dec. 2014 -0.3

Housekeeping supplies

0.848 -0.3 -0.002 0.45 L-Jul. 2013 -0.3

Household cleaning products(4)

0.336 0.1 0.000 0.73 L-Aug. 2012 1.3

Household paper products(4)

0.247 -0.9 -0.002 0.95 S-Jan. 2015 -1.1

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.265 -0.2 -0.001 0.87 S-Feb. 2015 -0.5

Apparel

3.440 -0.8 -0.028 1.10 S-Feb. 2015 -0.8

Men's and boys' apparel

0.870 -0.9 -0.007 1.58 S-Jan. 2015 -2.2

Men's apparel

0.690 -0.6 -0.004 1.68 S-Jan. 2015 -2.4

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.111 -6.2 -0.007 4.45 S-Dec. 2014 -7.1

Men's furnishings

0.192 1.2 0.002 1.95 S-Feb. 2015 -3.3

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.202 -2.4 -0.005 3.27 S-Jan. 2015 -5.4

Men's pants and shorts

0.178 3.3 0.006 2.93 S-Dec. 2014 1.1

Boys' apparel

0.180 -1.8 -0.003 3.15 S-Dec. 2014 -2.7

Women's and girls' apparel

1.494 -2.2 -0.034 2.28 L-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Women's apparel

1.262 -2.0 -0.026 2.36 L-Nov. 2014 -0.4

Women's outerwear

0.106 -1.4 -0.001 6.49 L-Feb. 2015 4.1

Women's dresses

0.169 2.7 0.004 11.82 L-Nov. 2014 3.9

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.591 -3.4 -0.021 2.53 L-Nov. 2014 -3.0

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

0.385 -2.0 -0.008 2.23 S-May 2008 -2.3

Girls' apparel

0.232 -3.4 -0.008 5.34 S-Dec. 2014 -4.0

Footwear

0.727 2.7 0.019 1.58 S-Feb. 2015 2.2

Men's footwear

0.216 1.8 0.004 2.42 L-Dec. 2014 1.8

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.175 7.7 0.012 2.48 S-Feb. 2015 5.8

Women's footwear

0.335 0.9 0.003 2.86 L-Feb. 2015 1.2

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.135 -0.3 0.000 2.06 S-Feb. 2015 -0.7

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.215 -2.2 -0.005 1.91 L-Aug. 2014 -2.1

Watches(8)

0.047 1.5 0.001 2.38 L-Jan. 2015 2.3

Jewelry(8)

0.167 -3.2 -0.006 2.38 L-Mar. 2014 -2.6

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.736 0.3 0.018 0.23 L-Feb. 2014 0.3

New vehicles

3.556 0.8 0.027 0.34 - -

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  0.8   0.32 S-Feb. 2015 0.7

New cars(5)

  0.1   0.35 S-Feb. 2015 0.1

New trucks(13)(5)

  1.4   0.35 S-Feb. 2015 1.2

Used cars and trucks

1.639 -0.5 -0.008 0.12 L-Sep. 2014 -0.4

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.432 -0.7 -0.003 0.42 S-Dec. 2014 -0.7

Tires

0.282 -1.8 -0.005 0.58 S-Dec. 2014 -1.9

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.149 1.5 0.002 0.51 S-Jan. 2015 1.5

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  1.1   0.66 S-Jan. 2015 1.0

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  3.1   0.81 L-Nov. 2012 3.9

Medical care commodities

1.784 4.1 0.069 0.64 S-Feb. 2015 3.9

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.709 4.2 0.069 0.66 S-Feb. 2015 4.1

Prescription drugs

1.361 5.6 0.071 0.82 S-Feb. 2015 5.2

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.348 -0.6 -0.002 0.81 S-Jan. 2015 -1.1

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.075 -0.2 0.000 1.18 L-Feb. 2015 0.0

Recreation commodities(11)

1.990 -3.1 -0.063 0.45 S-Dec. 2010 -3.2

Video and audio products(11)

0.287 -10.6 -0.033 0.71 S-EVER -

Televisions

0.132 -16.2 -0.025 1.27 S-Feb. 2015 -16.3

Other video equipment(4)

0.029 -5.4 -0.002 2.04 S-Mar. 2014 -5.7

Audio equipment

0.066 -6.6 -0.005 1.54 L-Oct. 2014 -6.3

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.043 -4.9 -0.002 1.31 S-Jul. 2012 -4.9

Pets and pet products

0.652 -0.1 -0.001 0.75 S-Jan. 2015 -0.3

Pet food(4)(5)

  -0.3   0.73 S-Feb. 2015 -0.5

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

  0.5   1.57 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

Sporting goods

0.398 -2.2 -0.009 0.98 - -

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.181 -0.6 -0.001 1.25 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

Sports equipment

0.212 -3.4 -0.007 1.25 S-Sep. 2013 -3.6

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.056 -7.3 -0.004 2.13 S-Sep. 2013 -8.0

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

  1.3   3.72 S-Jul. 2011 0.3

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -9.3   2.32 S-Mar. 2014 -10.4

Recreational reading materials

0.218 0.6 0.001 1.23 S-Feb. 2012 0.0

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.122 1.8 0.002 1.55 S-Aug. 2011 1.8

Recreational books(4)

0.095 -0.9 -0.001 1.76 S-Jan. 2015 -0.9

Other recreational goods(4)

0.378 -4.3 -0.017 1.31 L-Jan. 2015 -4.2

Toys

0.275 -5.1 -0.015 1.52 L-Feb. 2014 -5.1

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

  -3.3   1.31 L-Jan. 2015 -2.4

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.051 -2.8 -0.001 3.78 S-Feb. 2015 -2.8

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.041 -0.4 0.000 1.24 S-Aug. 2014 -0.8

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.606 -4.4 -0.028 0.87 S-Jan. 2015 -4.4

Educational books and supplies

0.204 6.1 0.012 1.22 S-Feb. 2015 5.8

College textbooks(14)(5)

  6.4   1.32 S-Feb. 2015 6.3

Information technology commodities(11)

0.402 -9.0 -0.039 1.09 - -

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.268 -10.0 -0.030 1.27 L-Feb. 2015 -9.8

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.068 0.4 0.000 1.91 S-Feb. 2015 -1.1

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

0.066 -13.4 -0.010 3.25 S-EVER -

Alcoholic beverages

1.012 1.1 0.011 0.31 S-Jan. 2015 1.0

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.595 0.3 0.002 0.46 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.271 0.0 0.000 0.51 L-Jan. 2015 0.2

Distilled spirits at home

0.073 1.0 0.001 0.63 - -

Whiskey at home(5)

  1.6   1.12 L-Feb. 2015 1.7

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  1.1   1.00 S-Feb. 2015 0.9

Wine at home

0.250 0.5 0.001 0.86 S-Jan. 2015 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.417 2.3 0.009 0.42 S-Jan. 2015 2.3

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

  2.7   0.55 L-Jul. 2013 2.7

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  2.2   0.80 S-Dec. 2014 2.0

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  3.1   0.61 L-Nov. 2013 3.5

Other goods(11)

1.631 0.8 0.012 0.40 S-Jan. 2013 0.7

Tobacco and smoking products

0.716 2.4 0.017 0.44 S-Jan. 2015 2.4

Cigarettes(4)

0.660 2.4 0.015 0.46 S-Sep. 2014 2.2

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.050 2.2 0.001 1.26 L-Feb. 2015 2.9

Personal care products

0.725 0.1 0.000 0.79 S-Nov. 2013 -0.3

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

0.373 0.9 0.003 1.10 L-Feb. 2015 1.1

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.344 -0.8 -0.003 1.18 S-Nov. 2013 -1.0

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.190 -2.4 -0.005 1.06 S-Sep. 2013 -2.4

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  -3.5   1.13 S-Jul. 2004 -4.5

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -0.7   1.47 S-Jan. 2015 -1.3

Services less energy services

58.490 2.5 1.422 0.11 L-Feb. 2015 2.5

Shelter

32.859 3.0 0.957 0.16 - -

Rent of shelter(15)

32.484 3.0 0.941 0.16 L-Feb. 2015 3.0

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.176 3.5 0.240 0.17 - -

Lodging away from home(4)

0.935 5.1 0.045 2.00 L-Feb. 2015 5.7

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

0.172 2.6 0.004 0.26 - -

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.763 5.6 0.041 2.41 - -

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

24.373 2.8 0.656 0.16 L-Jan. 2008 2.8

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

22.950 2.8 0.617 0.16 L-Jan. 2008 2.8

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.375 4.5 0.016 0.95 L-Feb. 2015 5.2

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.229 4.5 0.052 0.47 - -

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.953 5.5 0.050 0.55 L-Feb. 2015 5.5

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.276 1.0 0.003 0.61 S-May 1996 1.0

Household operations(4)

0.849 3.8 0.031 0.38 - -

Domestic services(4)

0.278 1.4 0.004 0.42 L-Feb. 2015 1.4

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.279 5.6 0.015 0.58 S-Dec. 2014 4.4

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.119 5.1 0.006 1.30 L-Feb. 2015 5.2

Repair of household items(4)

0.066 4.5 0.003 0.70 L-Oct. 2013 4.5

Medical care services

5.965 2.6 0.150 0.24 L-Jun. 2014 2.6

Professional services

3.031 1.8 0.054 0.30 L-Nov. 2014 1.8

Physicians' services(10)

1.590 1.9 0.029 0.46 L-Dec. 2013 1.9

Dental services(10)

0.811 2.5 0.020 0.54 L-Feb. 2014 2.5

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.280 0.1 0.000 0.74 S-Jun. 2013 -0.7

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.350 1.5 0.005 0.56 L-Dec. 2014 2.0

Hospital and related services

2.181 4.3 0.091 0.41 L-Dec. 2014 4.5

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.874 4.8 0.086 0.46 L-Dec. 2014 4.9

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

  4.3   0.91 L-Jan. 2015 4.3

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

  5.0   0.63 L-Jul. 2014 5.6

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

0.176 2.9 0.005 0.44 - -

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.131 0.1 0.000 0.74 L-Feb. 2015 0.2

Health insurance(7)

0.753 0.5 0.004 0.25 L-Jan. 2014 0.5

Transportation services

5.628 1.6 0.089 0.31 S-Sep. 2014 1.4

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.395 0.4 0.002 1.26 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

Car and truck rental(4)

0.074 -3.3 -0.002 2.42 L-Feb. 2015 -1.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.163 2.1 0.023 0.33 L-Dec. 2014 2.1

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 0.7 0.000 0.68 L-Jan. 2015 1.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.488 1.5 0.007 0.44 L-Jan. 2015 1.6

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.587 2.6 0.015 0.53 L-Feb. 2012 2.6

Motor vehicle insurance

2.320 5.4 0.119 0.59 S-Jan. 2015 5.0

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.565 0.6 0.003 0.45 L-Aug. 2014 0.7

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

0.312 -0.7 -0.002 0.66 L-Oct. 2014 -0.7

Parking and other fees(4)

0.235 2.2 0.005 0.47 - -

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  2.4   0.63 S-Jan. 2015 2.3

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  1.2   0.75 L-Apr. 2013 1.4

Public transportation

1.111 -4.7 -0.056 0.75 S-Sep. 2009 -8.2

Airline fare

0.698 -7.5 -0.057 0.98 S-Sep. 2009 -11.6

Other intercity transportation

0.149 -3.0 -0.005 1.86 L-Feb. 2015 -2.1

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

           

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  1.1   1.59 L-Jan. 2015 1.6

Ship fare(4)(5)

  -3.5   2.34 S-Oct. 2014 -4.1

Intracity transportation

0.260 2.5 0.006 0.22 L-Feb. 2014 3.4

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  2.6   0.59 L-Feb. 2014 4.0

Recreation services(11)

3.777 1.7 0.063 0.52 L-Aug. 2014 1.7

Video and audio services(11)

1.575 1.5 0.023 0.39 L-Feb. 2015 1.8

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.484 1.8 0.026 0.40 L-Feb. 2015 2.0

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

0.091 -3.0 -0.003 1.79 S-Dec. 2014 -3.0

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -7.5   2.46 S-Nov. 2014 -8.2

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

  2.9   0.99 L-Feb. 2015 3.2

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.402 2.7 0.011 0.44 - -

Pet services(4)(5)

  2.0   1.08 L-Feb. 2015 2.2

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  3.0   0.58 L-Jan. 2015 3.2

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.061 1.1 0.001 1.18 S-Nov. 2013 1.1

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  0.4   0.77 L-Feb. 2015 0.5

Film processing(4)(5)

  1.9   1.23 S-Feb. 2014 1.7

Other recreation services(4)

1.738 1.7 0.029 1.03 - -

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

0.598 -0.2 -0.001 1.34 L-Jan. 2015 0.6

Admissions

0.656 3.3 0.021 1.31 S-Feb. 2015 2.4

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

  2.2   0.98 S-Feb. 2015 1.4

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  6.4   1.47 S-Feb. 2015 4.5

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.210 1.3 0.003 0.60 S-Apr. 2014 1.2

Education and communication services(11)

6.425 0.8 0.050 0.19 - -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.122 3.7 0.111 0.31 L-Jun. 2013 3.8

College tuition and fees

1.848 3.4 0.061 0.45 - -

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.375 4.0 0.015 0.42 - -

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.732 4.2 0.030 0.52 L-Jul. 2009 4.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.039 1.5 0.001 0.48 S-EVER -

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.144 0.0 0.000 0.35 L-Feb. 2015 0.0

Postage

0.129 0.0 0.000 0.38 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.014 0.4 0.000 0.53 L-Jan. 2015 1.9

Telephone services(4)

2.434 -2.8 -0.069 0.30 S-Aug. 2004 -2.9

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.589 -5.1 -0.086 0.39 S-Dec. 2001 -5.5

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.846 2.0 0.017 0.42 S-Feb. 2015 1.7

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.713 1.1 0.008 0.75 S-Feb. 2015 1.1

Other personal services(11)

1.759 1.7 0.030 0.29 L-Jan. 2015 2.1

Personal care services

0.633 1.3 0.008 0.43 L-Jan. 2015 1.4

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.633 1.3 0.008 0.43 L-Jan. 2015 1.4

Miscellaneous personal services

1.126 2.0 0.022 0.40 L-Jan. 2015 2.5

Legal services(8)

0.316 0.7 0.002 0.66 L-Feb. 2015 0.7

Funeral expenses(8)

0.173 1.9 0.003 0.63 L-Oct. 2014 1.9

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.275 1.5 0.004 0.42 S-Feb. 2014 1.4

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.034 1.9 0.001 0.68 S-Dec. 2014 1.8

Financial services(8)

0.233 4.4 0.010 1.01 L-Jan. 2015 5.7

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

  2.2   0.60 L-May 2014 4.2

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

  5.5   1.40 S-Oct. 2014 5.0

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.818 -0.5 -0.474 0.09 - -

All items less shelter

67.141 -1.7 -1.156 0.10 S-Sep. 2009 -2.2

All items less food and shelter

52.959 -2.6 -1.431 0.12 S-Feb. 2015 -2.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.166 1.0 0.427 0.13 L-Jul. 2014 1.1

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

43.528 1.0 0.435 0.14 - -

All items less medical care

92.252 -0.5 -0.418 0.08 S-Sep. 2009 -1.6

All items less energy

92.207 1.8 1.658 0.08 - -

Commodities

37.752 -4.0 -1.576 0.13 S-Jan. 2015 -4.1

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.896 -0.2 -0.030 0.27 S-Feb. 2015 -0.3

Commodities less food

23.570 -7.3 -1.851 0.19 S-Feb. 2015 -7.5

Commodities less food and beverages

22.558 -7.6 -1.862 0.20 S-Feb. 2015 -7.8

Services

62.248 2.3 1.377 0.10 L-Feb. 2015 2.4

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.765 1.5 0.436 0.12 L-Feb. 2015 1.7

Services less medical care services

56.284 2.2 1.227 0.11 L-Feb. 2015 2.4

Durables

8.990 -0.9 -0.082 0.19 L-Dec. 2013 -0.8

Nondurables

28.762 -5.0 -1.495 0.16 S-Sep. 2009 -5.4

Nondurables less food

14.580 -10.9 -1.769 0.26 S-Feb. 2015 -10.9

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.568 -11.7 -1.781 0.28 S-Feb. 2015 -11.7

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.128 -14.8 -1.753 0.17 S-Feb. 2015 -14.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.140 -13.6 -1.742 0.15 S-Feb. 2015 -13.6

Housing

42.258 2.2 0.906 0.13 L-Feb. 2015 2.2

Education and communication(4)

7.031 0.3 0.022 0.20 - -

Education(4)

3.326 3.8 0.122 0.30 L-Jul. 2013 3.8

Communication(4)

3.705 -2.7 -0.100 0.25 S-Mar. 2005 -2.9

Information and information processing(4)

3.562 -2.8 -0.101 0.26 S-Mar. 2005 -3.0

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.127 -2.7 -0.032 0.66 - -

Recreation(4)

5.766 0.0 0.000 0.35 S-Feb. 2015 -0.1

Video and audio(4)

1.863 -0.6 -0.011 0.36 - -

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.054 1.0 0.010 0.48 S-Feb. 2015 1.0

Photography(4)

0.118 -3.1 -0.004 1.30 S-Sep. 2013 -3.2

Food and beverages

15.194 1.9 0.286 0.12 S-Apr. 2014 1.8

Domestically produced farm food

7.022 1.3 0.088 0.20 S-Feb. 2014 1.0

Other services

11.961 1.2 0.143 0.20 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.714 -1.7 -0.047 1.32 S-Jan. 2015 -2.4

Fuels and utilities

5.214 -1.0 -0.052 0.23 L-Feb. 2015 0.0

Household energy

3.985 -2.6 -0.104 0.29 L-Feb. 2015 -1.4

Medical care

7.748 2.9 0.219 0.24 L-Dec. 2014 3.0

Transportation

15.173 -9.8 -1.647 0.16 S-Jan. 2015 -10.6

Private transportation

14.062 -10.2 -1.591 0.16 S-Feb. 2015 -10.2

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.773 0.4 0.020 0.25 L-Dec. 2013 0.7

Utilities and public transportation

10.017 -0.9 -0.091 0.17 L-Feb. 2015 0.4

Household furnishings and operations

4.186 0.0 0.001 0.25 L-Dec. 2012 0.0

Other goods and services

3.389 1.3 0.043 0.25 S-Sep. 2011 1.3

Personal care

2.674 1.0 0.026 0.31 S-Sep. 2011 0.9

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: May 22, 2015