Consumer Price Index News Release

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 8:30 a.m. (EST) Friday, January 16, 2015       USDL-15-0018

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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX - DECEMBER 2014

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.4 percent 
 in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 
 reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 0.8 
 percent before seasonal adjustment.

 The gasoline index continued to fall sharply, declining 9.4 percent and leading 
 to the decrease in the seasonally adjusted all items index. The fuel oil index 
 also fell sharply, and the energy index posted its largest one-month decline 
 since December 2008, although the indexes for natural gas and for electricity 
 both increased. The food index, in contrast, rose 0.3 percent, its largest 
 increase since September.  

 The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in December, 
 following a 0.2 percent increase in October and a 0.1 percent rise in November. 
 This was only the second time since 2010 that it did not increase. The shelter 
 index continued to rise, and the index for medical care posted its largest 
 increase since August 2013. However, these increases were offset by declines 
 in a broad array of indexes including apparel, airline fares, used cars and 
 trucks, household furnishings and operations, and new vehicles. 

 The all items index increased 0.8 percent over the last 12 months. This is 
 notably lower than the 1.3 percent change for the 12 months ending November. 
 The energy index has declined 10.6 percent over the span. In contrast, the 
 3.4 percent increase in the food index is its largest 12-month increase since 
 February 2012. The index for all items less food and energy has increased 1.6 
 percent over the last 12 months, its smallest 12-month change since the 12 
 months ending February 2014. 

 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.
                              June  July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.   ended 
                              2014  2014  2014  2014  2014  2014  2014   Dec.  
                                                                         2014  
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................    .3    .1   -.2    .1    .0   -.3   -.4       .8
  Food......................    .1    .4    .2    .3    .1    .2    .3      3.4
   Food at home.............    .0    .4    .2    .3    .1    .1    .3      3.7
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .3    .2    .3    .2    .4    .3      3.0
  Energy....................   1.6   -.3  -2.6   -.7  -1.9  -3.8  -4.7    -10.6
   Energy commodities.......   3.0   -.3  -3.9  -1.1  -3.0  -6.4  -9.1    -20.5
    Gasoline (all types)....   3.3   -.3  -4.1  -1.0  -3.0  -6.6  -9.4    -21.0
    Fuel oil (1)............  -1.7   -.7  -1.2  -2.1  -4.0  -3.5  -7.8    -19.1
   Energy services..........   -.4   -.4   -.6   -.2   -.2   -.3   1.0      3.7
    Electricity.............    .2   -.3    .1   -.7    .5    .1    .8      3.1
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -2.6   -.4  -2.8   1.6  -2.7  -1.7   1.5      5.8
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .1    .1    .0    .1    .2    .1    .0      1.6
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .1    .0   -.1    .0    .0   -.4   -.3      -.8
    New vehicles............   -.3    .3    .2    .0    .2   -.1   -.1       .5
    Used cars and trucks....   -.4   -.3   -.3   -.1   -.9  -1.2  -1.2     -4.2
    Apparel.................    .5    .2   -.2    .0   -.2  -1.1  -1.2     -2.0
    Medical care commodities    .7    .3   -.1    .5    .0    .6   1.0      4.8
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .1    .1    .0    .2    .3    .2    .1      2.4
    Shelter.................    .2    .3    .2    .3    .2    .3    .2      2.9
    Transportation services     .1   -.7   -.6    .1    .8    .3   -.5      1.7
    Medical care services...    .0    .1    .0    .1    .2    .4    .3      2.4

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.

 Consumer Price Index Data for December 2014

 Food

 The food index rose 0.3 percent in December after a 0.2 percent increase in 
 November. The index for food at home rose 0.3 percent with five of the six 
 major grocery store food groups increasing. The index for dairy and related 
 products posted the largest increase, rising 0.6 percent after declining in 
 November. The fruits and vegetables index rose 0.4 percent, with the fresh 
 vegetables index rising 2.4 percent but the index for fresh fruits declining 
 1.3 percent. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increased 0.3 percent 
 as the index for beef and veal continued to rise, advancing 0.7 percent. The 
 index for other food at home increased 0.3 percent, and the cereals and bakery 
 products index advanced 0.2 percent. The nonalcoholic beverages index, in 
 contrast, declined in December, falling 0.4 percent after rising in each of 
 the previous three months. The food at home index has risen 3.7 percent over 
 the last 12 months, with all six groups rising over the span. The index for 
 food away from home rose 0.3 percent in December after a 0.4 percent increase 
 in November, and has risen 3.0 percent over the last year.  


 Energy

 The energy index continued to decline, falling 4.7 percent in December after 
 a 3.8 percent decrease in November. This was its sixth decline in a row, and 
 the index has fallen 13.3 percent over the six month span. The gasoline index 
 fell 9.4 percent in December and has declined 22.4 percent since June. (Before 
 seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices fell 11.1 percent in December.) The fuel 
 oil index also continued to decline, falling 7.8 percent, its largest decline 
 since June 2012. However, the index for natural gas turned up in December, 
 rising 1.5 percent after falling in October and November. The electricity 
 index also increased in December, rising 0.8 percent.  


 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in December. The 
 shelter index increased, advancing 0.2 percent, with the indexes for rent, 
 owners' equivalent rent, and lodging away from home all rising 0.2 percent. 
 The medical care index rose 0.5 percent in December. The index for 
 prescription drugs rose 0.9 percent, and the hospital services index increased 
 0.5 percent. The tobacco index advanced in December, increasing 0.8 percent, 
 and the personal care index rose 0.1 percent. A wide array of declines offset 
 these increases. The apparel index fell 1.2 percent in December following a 
 1.1 percent decline the prior month. The index for airline fares, which rose 
 in October and November, fell sharply in December, declining 5.0 percent. The 
 index for used cars and trucks fell 1.2 percent, the same decline as last month. 
 The index for household furnishings and operations fell 0.3 percent, as did 
 the alcoholic beverages index. The index for new vehicles declined 0.1 percent, 
 the same decrease as in November. 


 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.8 percent 
 over the last 12 months to an index level of 234.812 (1982-84=100). For the 
 month, the index fell 0.6 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.   

 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) 
 increased 0.3 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 229.909 
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index fell 0.7 percent prior to seasonal 
 adjustment.  

 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) increased 0.3 
 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index fell 0.8 percent on a 
 not seasonally adjusted basis. Please note that the indexes for the post-2012 
 period are subject to revision.  


 Year in Review

 The CPI rose 0.8 percent in 2014 after a 1.5 percent increase in 2013. This is 
 the second-smallest December-December increase in the last 50 years, trailing 
 only the 0.1 percent increase in 2008. It is considerably lower than the 2.1 
 percent average annual increase over the last ten years.  

 The energy index, which rose slightly in both 2012 and 2013, declined sharply 
 in 2014, falling 10.6 percent, the largest decline since 2008. The gasoline 
 index was the main cause of the decline, falling 21.0 percent, with most of 
 the decrease over the last few months of the year. This followed a 1.0 percent 
 decline in 2013. The fuel oil index declined as well, falling 19.1 percent in 
 2014 after a 1.8 percent decline in 2013. In contrast, the energy services 
 index accelerated in 2014, rising 3.7 percent after a 2.4 percent advance in 
 2013. The electricity index rose 3.1 percent in 2014, similar to its 3.2 
 percent advance in 2013. The index for natural gas, which fell slightly in 
 2013, rose 5.8 percent in 2014, ending a streak of five years of declines.  
 Despite the decline in 2014, the energy index has risen at a 3.2 percent 
 annual rate over the past 10 years.   

 The index for food rose 3.4 percent in 2014, a substantial acceleration from 
 its 2013 increase of 1.1 percent. The index for food at home rose 3.7 percent 
 in 2014 after rising only 0.4 percent in 2013. All six major grocery store food 
 group indexes increased in 2014. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, 
 which rose 2.9 percent in 2013, increased 9.2 percent, its largest 
 December-December increase since 2003. The index for beef and veal rose 18.7 
 percent in 2014. The index for dairy and related products rose 5.3 percent in 
 2014, while the index for fruits and vegetables advanced 3.2 percent; both had 
 declined in 2013. Also turning up after declining in 2013 was the index for other 
 food at home (up 1.5 percent) and the index for nonalcoholic beverages (up 
 0.7 percent). The only major grocery store food group index not to accelerate was 
 cereals and bakery products, which repeated its 2013 increase of 0.5 percent. 
 The index for food away from home rose 3.0 percent in 2014 after increasing 2.1 
 percent in 2013. Over the last ten years, the food index has risen at an average 
 annual rate of 2.7 percent.  

 The index for all items less food and energy rose 1.6 percent in 2014, a slight 
 deceleration from its 1.7 percent increase in 2013, and below its 1.9 percent 
 annual rate over the past ten years. The shelter index accelerated in 2014, 
 increasing 2.9 percent after advancing 2.5 percent in 2013. This was its largest 
 increase since 2007. The rent index rose 3.4 percent and the index for owners' 
 equivalent rent increased 2.6 percent. The medical care index also accelerated, 
 rising 3.0 percent after a 2.0 percent increase in 2013. The new vehicles index 
 accelerated slightly, rising 0.5 percent in 2014 after a 0.4 percent advance the 
 previous year. The personal care index decelerated slightly, rising 1.3 percent 
 in 2014 following a 1.4 percent increase in 2013. The recreation index was 
 unchanged in 2014 after rising slightly in 2013.The index for used cars and 
 trucks turned down in 2014, falling 4.2 percent after rising 2.0 percent in 2013. 
 Similarly, the apparel index, which rose 0.6 percent in 2013, fell 2.0 percent in 
 2014. The index for household furnishings and operations continued to decline in 
 2014, falling 0.9 percent after a 1.4 percent decrease the previous year. The 
 index for airline fares also continued to fall, declining 4.7 percent after a 1.4 
 percent decrease the prior year.     

	
 The Consumer Price Index for January 2015 is scheduled to be released on Thursday, 
 February 26, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. (EST). 










 Chained Consumer Price Index to be Revised Quarterly 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 New Estimation System

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

 Facilities for Sensory Impaired

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 upon request.  Voice phone:  202-691-5200, Federal Relay Services:  1-800-877-8339.  

 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over 
 time of goods and services purchased by households. The Bureau of Labor Statistics 
 publishes CPIs for two population groups: (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and 
 Clerical Workers (CPI-W), which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers 
 that comprise approximately 28 percent of the total population and (2) the CPI for All
 Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U), which 
 covers approximately 89 percent of the total population and includes, in addition to 
 wage earners and clerical worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, 
 and technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and 
 retirees and others not in the labor force.
      
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels, transportation
 fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services, drugs, and other goods and services
 that people buy for day-to-day living. Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas
 across the country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 26,000 retail
 establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling stations, and other
 types of stores and service establishments. All taxes directly associated with the
 purchase and use of items are included in the index. Prices of fuels and a few other
 items are obtained every month in all 87 locations. Prices of most other commodities and
 services are collected every month in the three largest geographic areas and every other
 month in other areas. Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits
 or telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
      
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each location are
 averaged together with weights, which represent their importance in the spending of the
 appropriate population group. Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.
 For the CPI-U and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city, by region
 of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and population-size classes, and for
 27 local areas. Area indexes do not measure differences in the level of prices among
 cities; they only measure the average change in prices for each area since the base
 period.  For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level. It is important to
 note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final when released, but the C-CPI-U is
 issued in preliminary form and subject to two annual revisions.
      
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date. For the CPI-U and the
 CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100. The reference base for the C-CPI-U is
 December 1999 equals 100.  An increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for
 example, is shown as 116.500. This change can also be expressed in dollars as follows:
 the price of a base period market basket of goods and services in the CPI has risen
 from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65. 
      
 For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/cpi/
 or contact our CPI Information and Analysis Section on (202) 691-7000.




 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index

 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error because it is based
 upon a sample of retail prices and not the complete universe of all prices. BLS
 calculates and publishes estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent
 change standard errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error estimates can be
 used to construct confidence intervals for hypothesis testing. For example, the
 estimated standard error of the 1 month percent change is 0.04 percent for the U.S. All
 Items Consumer Price Index.  This means that if we repeatedly sample from the universe
 of all retail prices using the same methodology, and estimate a percentage change for
 each sample, then 95% of these estimates would be within 0.08 percent of the 1 month
 percentage change based on all retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change of 0.2
 percent in the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are 95 percent confident that
 the actual percent change based on all retail prices would fall between 0.12 and 0.28
 percent. For the latest data, including information on how to use the estimates of
 standard error, see "Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the Consumer Price Index,
 January-December 2013".  These data are available on the CPI home page
 (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using the following
 link: http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2013.pdf   

 Calculating Index Changes

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

 Index Point Change

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



 Percent Change

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





 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
   
 Because price data are used for different purposes by different groups, the Bureau of Labor
 Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted as well as unadjusted changes each month.

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

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

 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes are derived by the
 X-13ARIMA-SEATS Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally adjusted indexes and seasonal
 factors are computed annually.  Each year, the last five years of seasonally adjusted data
 are revised. Data from January 2009 through December 2013 were replaced in January 2014.
 Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated seasonal data at the end of
 1977 replaced data from 1967 through 1977; and, in January 2002, dependently seasonally
 adjusted series were revised for January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change in the
 aggregation weights for dependently adjusted series. For further information, please see
 "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted Seasonally Adjusted Series," in the October 2001
 issue of the CPI Detailed Report.

 Effective with the publication of data from January 2006 through December 2010 in January
 2011, the Video and audio series and the Information technology, hardware and services
 series were changed from independently adjusted to dependently adjusted. This resulted in
 an increase in the number of seasonal components used in deriving seasonal movement of the
 All items and 64 other lower level aggregations, from 73 for the publication of January
 1998 through December 2005 data to 82 for the publication of seasonally adjusted data for
 January 2006 and later.  Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based
 upon certain statistical criteria. If any of the 82 components change their seasonal
 adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally
 adjusted data will be used in the aggregation of the dependent series for the last five
 years, but the seasonally adjusted indexes before that period will not be changed.
 Note: 35 of the 82 components are not seasonally adjusted for 2014.

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

 Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the Bureau of Labor
 Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment procedure called Intervention Analysis
 Seasonal Adjustment for some CPI series. Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows
 for better estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or sharp movements
 which might distort the seasonal pattern are estimated and removed from the data prior to
 calculation of seasonal factors. Beginning with the calculation of seasonal factors for
 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment. In 2014,
 for the 2009-2013 revisions, the Bureau of Labor Statistics began using X-13ARIMA-SEATS to
 perform the seasonal adjustment of CPI series, including Intervention Analysis Seasonal
 Adjustment for certain series.

 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2014, BLS adjusted 31 series using
 Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including selected food and beverage items,
 motor fuels, electricity and vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor
 fuel series to offset the effects of events such as the response in crude oil markets to
 the worldwide economic downturn in 2008.  

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

 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please write to the Bureau
 of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212
 or contact Chris Graci at (202) 691-5826, or by e-mail at graci.christopher@bls.gov,
 or contact Carlyle Jackson at (202) 691-6984, or by e-mail at jackson.carlyle@bls.gov.
 If you have general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at
 (202) 691-7000.  


 Recalculated Seasonally Adjusted Indexes to be Available on February 20, 2015

 Each year with the release of the January CPI, seasonal adjustment factors are
 recalculated to reflect price movements from the just-completed calendar year. This
 routine annual recalculation may result in revisions to seasonally adjusted indexes for
 the previous 5 years. BLS will make available recalculated seasonally adjusted indexes,
 as well as recalculated seasonal adjustment factors, for the period January 2010
 through December 2014, on Friday, February 20, 2015. This date is before the scheduled
 release of the January 2015 CPI on Thursday, February 26, 2015.

 The revised indexes and seasonal factors will be available on the internet. The address
 is http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm. Look under Seasonal Adjustment in the CPI and
 select Revised Seasonally Adjusted Indexes and Factors, 2010-2014.

 For further information please contact Christopher Graci by electronic mail at
 Graci.Christopher@bls.gov or by telephone at (202) 691-5826 or Carlyle Jackson by
 electronic mail at Jackson.Carlyle@bls.gov or by telephone at (202) 691-6984.


Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2014
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2014
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2013-
Dec.
2014
Nov.
2014-
Dec.
2014
Sep.
2014-
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2014-
Nov.
2014
Nov.
2014-
Dec.
2014

All items

100.000 233.049 236.151 234.812 0.8 -0.6 0.0 -0.3 -0.4

Food

14.131 237.869 245.192 245.976 3.4 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

Food at home

8.348 233.802 241.576 242.457 3.7 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.130 269.267 270.344 270.635 0.5 0.1 0.3 -0.2 0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.998 239.102 260.457 261.055 9.2 0.2 -0.4 0.6 0.3

Dairy and related products(1)

0.888 218.376 228.412 229.870 5.3 0.6 0.5 -0.2 0.6

Fruits and vegetables

1.355 288.136 293.978 297.429 3.2 1.2 0.9 -0.7 0.4

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.953 165.767 167.511 166.978 0.7 -0.3 0.6 0.5 -0.4

Other food at home

2.025 203.720 206.210 206.831 1.5 0.3 -0.4 0.4 0.3

Food away from home(1)

5.783 245.300 251.987 252.628 3.0 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3

Energy

8.443 234.542 221.844 209.785 -10.6 -5.4 -1.9 -3.8 -4.7

Energy commodities

4.691 289.461 257.629 230.195 -20.5 -10.6 -3.0 -6.4 -9.1

Fuel oil(1)

0.150 375.607 329.681 303.844 -19.1 -7.8 -4.0 -3.5 -7.8

Motor fuel

4.444 284.445 252.897 225.165 -20.8 -11.0 -3.1 -6.6 -9.3

Gasoline (all types)

4.364 282.773 251.172 223.404 -21.0 -11.1 -3.0 -6.6 -9.4

Energy services(2)

3.753 192.394 197.459 199.592 3.7 1.1 -0.2 -0.3 1.0

Electricity(2)

2.903 198.043 202.889 204.275 3.1 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.8

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.850 172.898 178.558 182.908 5.8 2.4 -2.7 -1.7 1.5

All items less food and energy

77.426 235.000 239.248 238.775 1.6 -0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.473 146.277 146.439 145.127 -0.8 -0.9 0.0 -0.4 -0.3

Apparel

3.461 126.461 129.023 123.942 -2.0 -3.9 -0.2 -1.1 -1.2

New vehicles

3.529 145.766 146.481 146.524 0.5 0.0 0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.606 148.183 144.151 141.957 -4.2 -1.5 -0.9 -1.2 -1.2

Medical care commodities

1.751 333.801 347.616 349.750 4.8 0.6 0.0 0.6 1.0

Alcoholic beverages

1.012 235.804 239.551 238.856 1.3 -0.3 0.1 0.8 -0.3

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.708 890.438 909.610 916.707 3.0 0.8 0.6 0.0 0.8

Services less energy services

57.953 289.001 295.911 296.021 2.4 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.1

Shelter

32.482 265.881 273.233 273.598 2.9 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.099 271.688 280.123 280.874 3.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

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

24.163 274.135 280.840 281.288 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Medical care services

5.899 457.296 467.482 468.393 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.3

Physicians' services(2)

1.578 356.469 361.001 361.659 1.5 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.3

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.835 269.365 281.491 282.547 4.9 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.5

Transportation services

5.624 281.680 288.174 286.585 1.7 -0.6 0.8 0.3 -0.5

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.161 263.081 268.389 268.588 2.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.279 428.640 447.271 448.933 4.7 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.3

Airline fare

0.743 301.357 305.885 287.175 -4.7 -6.1 2.4 1.4 -5.0

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

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


Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, December 2014
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2014
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2013-
Dec.
2014
Nov.
2014-
Dec.
2014
Sep.
2014-
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2014-
Nov.
2014
Nov.
2014-
Dec.
2014

All items

100.000 0.8 -0.6 0.0 -0.3 -0.4

Food

14.131 3.4 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

Food at home

8.348 3.7 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.130 0.5 0.1 0.3 -0.2 0.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.370 -0.3 -0.5 1.0 -1.0 -0.4

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.048 -1.9 -0.6 0.0 0.2 -1.6

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.196 1.3 -0.1 1.5 0.7 -0.1

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.127 -2.1 -1.1 0.0 -1.7 -1.1

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  -2.8 -1.0 0.4 -1.1 -1.0

Bakery products

0.760 0.9 0.4 -0.2 0.3 0.5

Bread(2)

0.225 1.2 1.5 -1.3 0.7 1.2

White bread(1)(3)

  0.9 1.4 -0.4 -0.2 1.4

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  0.8 1.6 -1.3 0.2 1.6

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

0.115 1.9 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.2

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.189 0.6 -0.5 -0.3 -0.2 0.2

Cookies(1)(3)

  -0.2 -1.0 -0.3 0.1 -0.3

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  1.5 0.1 0.6 -0.7 0.1

Other bakery products

0.231 0.4 0.2 0.7 0.3 0.2

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

  0.6 1.8 0.0 -0.5 1.8

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  1.0 0.3 0.8 0.3 0.1

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

  -0.5 -0.4 -0.8 1.4 -0.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.998 9.2 0.2 -0.4 0.6 0.3

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.874 9.1 -0.3 -0.4 0.6 0.0

Meats

1.223 12.7 -0.1 -0.2 0.3 0.2

Beef and veal(1)

0.575 18.7 0.7 0.3 0.8 0.7

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.236 19.2 0.2 1.0 1.4 0.2

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.083 20.6 1.4 -0.4 2.0 1.4

Uncooked beef steaks(1)(2)

0.204 16.0 0.9 -0.2 -0.9 0.9

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.052 24.0 1.2 0.7 2.7 1.2

Pork

0.376 8.2 -1.7 -0.7 -0.3 -0.7

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.141 2.4 -0.8 -1.4 -0.5 -0.2

Bacon and related products(3)

  -1.0 -1.6 -2.5 -0.9 -0.4

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  7.3 -0.1 0.1 0.6 0.4

Ham

0.080 13.1 -4.0 0.8 1.3 -1.2

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  14.4 -4.9 0.3 1.2 -1.7

Pork chops

0.064 10.1 -0.3 2.0 -1.1 0.0

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.091 12.5 -2.1 -1.2 -1.6 -1.3

Other meats

0.272 7.4 0.5 -0.3 0.4 0.4

Frankfurters(3)

  12.1 3.6 -1.7 1.6 4.1

Lunchmeats(1)(2)(3)

  5.8 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.0

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

  8.8 -0.5 0.8 1.6 -0.5

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

  3.2 -1.1 -1.2 1.4 -1.1

Poultry

0.360 1.6 -0.5 -1.2 1.7 -0.7

Chicken(2)

0.293 2.1 -0.3 -1.3 1.6 -0.5

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  3.0 0.5 -1.8 0.7 0.5

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  1.6 -0.5 -0.4 1.6 -0.5

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.067 -0.5 -1.4 -1.1 1.8 -1.8

Fish and seafood(1)

0.291 4.3 -0.8 -0.8 0.3 -0.3

Fresh fish and seafood(1)(2)

0.149 5.6 -0.7 -1.9 0.0 -0.7

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.143 3.0 -0.8 -0.2 0.6 -0.9

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  1.3 -1.0 1.1 0.9 -1.0

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

  5.2 -0.7 -1.0 0.9 -0.5

Eggs

0.124 10.7 7.7 -0.4 1.1 5.5

Dairy and related products(1)

0.888 5.3 0.6 0.5 -0.2 0.6

Milk(1)(2)

0.279 4.3 0.8 -0.5 -0.4 0.8

Fresh whole milk(1)(3)

  5.2 -0.1 -0.6 0.1 -0.1

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

  4.1 1.5 -0.6 -0.6 1.5

Cheese and related products(1)

0.285 8.2 -0.2 0.7 0.5 0.2

Ice cream and related products

0.122 3.5 2.4 -0.9 0.4 2.3

Other dairy and related products(2)

0.202 3.7 0.5 1.3 -0.2 0.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.355 3.2 1.2 0.9 -0.7 0.4

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.057 4.1 1.2 1.1 -0.8 0.4

Fresh fruits

0.573 3.6 -0.1 0.9 -2.9 -1.3

Apples

0.084 -2.3 -2.1 -0.1 -0.4 -0.9

Bananas

0.088 -0.7 -1.3 -0.1 1.5 -1.9

Citrus fruits(2)

0.155 5.4 -5.9 3.0 -2.1 -1.6

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  3.7 -7.8 3.8 -0.1 -1.8

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.247 6.2 4.6 1.0 -4.0 -0.2

Fresh vegetables

0.484 4.6 2.8 1.4 1.8 2.4

Potatoes

0.075 -1.8 -0.6 3.4 -1.8 1.4

Lettuce

0.074 4.4 -3.4 -0.3 5.5 -4.3

Tomatoes(1)

0.093 16.5 9.3 4.6 10.4 9.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.242 2.3 3.2 0.8 -0.6 3.0

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.298 0.4 1.1 0.5 -0.7 0.8

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.154 -0.2 1.2 1.6 -1.3 0.8

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  0.5 2.2 0.5 -0.3 1.0

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  0.0 1.1 1.8 -1.8 1.1

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.087 1.5 1.0 -1.1 -0.8 1.3

Frozen vegetables(3)

  0.9 1.4 -1.1 -1.8 2.0

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.057 0.2 0.9 0.8 -0.4 0.7

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

  4.6 1.1 -0.5 1.0 1.1

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.953 0.7 -0.3 0.6 0.5 -0.4

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.696 0.1 -0.2 0.7 0.6 -0.5

Carbonated drinks

0.283 1.4 0.1 0.5 -0.3 0.7

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.014 2.3 0.0 2.6 0.6 0.0

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.399 -1.0 -0.5 1.1 1.3 -0.5

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.256 2.6 -0.5 -0.3 0.3 -0.4

Coffee

0.158 3.6 -0.5 -0.5 -0.1 -0.2

Roasted coffee(3)

  4.2 -0.9 -0.1 0.2 0.5

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

  0.2 1.9 -0.9 -0.8 1.9

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.099 1.0 -0.5 0.4 1.0 -0.7

Other food at home

2.025 1.5 0.3 -0.4 0.4 0.3

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.295 1.1 0.5 -1.0 -0.2 0.5

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.053 0.2 0.9 -2.2 0.6 1.3

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.183 1.8 0.6 -0.2 0.1 0.6

Other sweets(2)

0.060 -0.2 -0.1 -1.9 1.0 -0.4

Fats and oils

0.245 1.0 -0.4 0.3 -0.9 -0.5

Butter and margarine(2)

0.077 11.6 -1.6 2.8 -0.2 -1.8

Butter(3)

  22.5 -2.8 5.1 -1.7 -1.6

Margarine(3)

  2.6 0.4 1.5 0.1 0.2

Salad dressing(1)(2)

0.061 -4.3 0.5 0.4 -1.8 0.5

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.107 -2.5 0.0 -1.0 -0.7 -0.4

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  -3.6 -0.3 -0.1 -0.6 -0.3

Other foods

1.485 1.7 0.4 -0.4 0.7 0.4

Soups

0.094 -0.6 -1.6 -1.6 1.2 -1.1

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.282 1.9 0.3 -1.2 1.2 0.3

Snacks(1)

0.327 1.8 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.4

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.288 2.2 1.1 -1.2 0.5 1.6

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

  4.8 -0.1 -1.5 2.3 0.1

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

  0.2 1.0 -1.5 -2.2 1.0

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  1.7 2.0 -0.2 -0.8 1.8

Other condiments(3)

  1.8 0.0 -0.3 1.0 3.1

Baby food(1)(2)

0.055 2.1 -0.1 0.5 0.0 -0.1

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.439 1.6 0.5 0.4 1.0 0.5

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  3.9 1.0 -0.9 0.9 1.0

Food away from home(1)

5.783 3.0 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.800 3.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.392 3.2 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.211 1.8 0.0 0.9 0.2 0.1

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

  2.3 -0.1 1.4 0.2 0.0

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

0.063 0.5 0.6 -0.1 0.7 0.6

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.317 2.0 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.2

Energy

8.443 -10.6 -5.4 -1.9 -3.8 -4.7

Energy commodities

4.691 -20.5 -10.6 -3.0 -6.4 -9.1

Fuel oil and other fuels(1)

0.246 -13.7 -4.9 -2.3 -2.0 -4.9

Fuel oil(1)

0.150 -19.1 -7.8 -4.0 -3.5 -7.8

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

0.096 -4.6 -0.4 -0.5 -1.8 -1.4

Motor fuel

4.444 -20.8 -11.0 -3.1 -6.6 -9.3

Gasoline (all types)

4.364 -21.0 -11.1 -3.0 -6.6 -9.4

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  -21.6 -11.3 -3.2 -6.8 -9.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  -19.6 -11.5 -3.0 -5.7 -9.8

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  -18.3 -9.7 -2.5 -5.9 -8.0

Other motor fuels(2)

0.080 -11.9 -6.0 -1.9 -1.6 -5.2

Energy services(8)

3.753 3.7 1.1 -0.2 -0.3 1.0

Electricity(8)

2.903 3.1 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.8

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.850 5.8 2.4 -2.7 -1.7 1.5

All items less food and energy

77.426 1.6 -0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.473 -0.8 -0.9 0.0 -0.4 -0.3

Household furnishings and supplies(1)(9)

3.336 -1.9 -0.4 0.4 -0.5 -0.4

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

0.271 -3.6 -2.5 -0.3 -0.6 -2.5

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.047 0.8 -0.2 -1.2 -0.7 -0.2

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.055 -2.3 -3.3 -0.1 3.4 -3.3

Other linens(1)(2)

0.170 -5.2 -2.8 -0.1 -1.9 -2.8

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.762 -1.6 0.3 0.7 0.1 0.3

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.267 -2.4 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.3

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

0.359 -1.9 0.7 1.4 0.3 0.7

Other furniture(2)

0.127 0.8 0.4 -0.1 -1.1 0.0

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

           

Appliances(2)

0.271 -5.2 -0.8 0.2 -1.3 -0.6

Major appliances(2)

0.146 -6.9 0.2 -0.2 -2.5 0.3

Laundry equipment(3)

  -7.4 0.7 -0.7 -4.4 1.3

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.122 -3.1 -2.1 0.4 -0.1 -2.1

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.482 -3.9 -1.2 0.3 -1.1 -0.9

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.260 -5.8 -1.6 0.8 -1.8 -1.6

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.106 1.9 0.7 0.0 0.9 0.3

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.043 -6.7 -3.6 -0.5 -3.8 -3.6

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.074 -3.7 -0.9 0.8 -1.2 -0.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.706 0.1 0.0 0.5 -0.1 0.0

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.188 0.8 0.4 0.2 -0.5 0.4

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.366 -0.3 -0.1 0.9 0.1 -0.3

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.844 -0.8 -0.1 0.6 -0.3 -0.1

Household cleaning products(1)(2)

0.334 -0.9 0.2 0.7 0.4 0.2

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.247 -0.7 -0.3 0.2 -0.6 -0.3

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.263 -0.7 -0.4 0.8 -0.8 -0.4

Apparel

3.461 -2.0 -3.9 -0.2 -1.1 -1.2

Men's and boys' apparel

0.864 -3.0 -4.1 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1

Men's apparel

0.680 -3.0 -4.6 -1.6 -0.1 -1.2

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.110 -7.1 -6.1 -4.0 -1.2 -2.1

Men's furnishings

0.192 -2.4 -3.9 -1.5 -0.5 -1.6

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.207 -4.5 -5.9 -0.5 -0.8 -1.8

Men's pants and shorts

0.164 1.1 -2.8 -0.9 1.7 -0.9

Boys' apparel

0.184 -2.7 -2.2 1.6 -1.5 0.2

Women's and girls' apparel

1.514 -3.6 -5.5 0.4 -1.9 -2.2

Women's apparel

1.273 -3.5 -5.5 0.3 -1.7 -1.9

Women's outerwear

0.123 3.6 -5.0 -1.8 -3.7 -0.3

Women's dresses

0.167 1.6 -7.8 4.3 0.4 -0.7

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.588 -8.2 -6.9 -0.7 -2.4 -1.9

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

0.385 -0.3 -2.4 0.6 -1.9 -0.9

Girls' apparel

0.242 -4.0 -5.8 0.6 -3.4 -3.8

Footwear

0.732 2.8 -1.5 0.0 -0.9 0.4

Men's footwear(1)

0.219 1.8 -1.0 -1.1 -0.6 -1.0

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.178 6.1 -0.7 2.8 -1.7 -0.1

Women's footwear

0.335 1.7 -2.3 -0.2 -0.8 0.6

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.136 0.4 -1.0 0.5 -0.5 0.0

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.214 -4.3 -2.3 -1.9 -0.7 -0.8

Watches(1)(6)

0.046 -1.0 -1.3 -0.7 -2.5 -1.3

Jewelry(6)

0.168 -5.1 -2.6 -2.2 -0.6 -0.4

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

5.674 -0.9 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.4

New vehicles

3.529 0.5 0.0 0.2 -0.1 -0.1

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  0.6 0.0 0.2 -0.1 -0.1

New cars(3)

  -0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.2

New trucks(3)(11)

  1.3 0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.606 -4.2 -1.5 -0.9 -1.2 -1.2

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.430 -0.7 0.4 -0.1 -0.2 0.4

Tires(1)

0.282 -1.9 0.5 -0.2 -0.4 0.5

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.149 1.7 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3

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

  1.5 0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.2

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

  2.4 0.8 0.7 -0.5 0.8

Medical care commodities

1.751 4.8 0.6 0.0 0.6 1.0

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.675 5.0 0.6 0.0 0.4 0.6

Prescription drugs

1.328 6.4 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.9

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.348 -0.2 0.4 -2.1 0.2 0.4

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.076 0.9 -0.1 0.5 0.0 -0.1

Recreation commodities(9)

2.004 -2.6 -0.4 0.0 -0.6 -0.3

Video and audio products(9)

0.291 -10.5 -1.4 -0.6 -2.1 -1.4

Televisions

0.135 -16.7 -1.9 -1.2 -3.2 -2.1

Other video equipment(1)(2)

0.030 -0.8 -4.5 -0.2 -2.7 -4.5

Audio equipment

0.067 -7.3 -0.7 0.3 -1.3 0.1

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

0.043 -3.6 0.7 -1.0 -0.1 0.7

Pets and pet products(1)

0.655 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  0.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

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

  0.4 0.1 0.7 0.3 0.1

Sporting goods(1)

0.401 -2.2 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.8

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.181 -1.1 -0.4 -0.2 -0.6 -0.4

Sports equipment

0.215 -3.1 -1.2 -0.2 -0.5 -0.5

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.059 -2.2 -3.4 -1.2 -0.5 -1.5

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

  23.4 -1.2 -0.1 0.9 -1.2

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  -6.1 -4.0 -1.1 -0.9 -1.5

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.218 2.2 0.1 1.4 -0.3 0.1

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.122 4.8 0.9 1.8 -0.4 0.9

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.095 -0.9 -0.8 0.8 -0.1 -0.8

Other recreational goods(2)

0.379 -3.8 -0.1 -0.2 -0.7 0.2

Toys

0.275 -5.4 0.3 -0.2 -0.9 0.7

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

  -2.9 -0.1 0.4 0.0 0.6

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

0.051 0.1 -2.0 -1.1 0.0 -2.0

Music instruments and accessories(2)

0.042 2.4 -0.1 0.8 0.1 -0.1

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.613 -4.9 -1.0 -0.1 -0.9 -0.8

Educational books and supplies

0.200 4.6 0.6 0.8 0.2 1.1

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  5.0 0.7 0.7 -0.1 0.7

Information technology commodities(9)

0.413 -9.0 -1.8 -0.5 -1.4 -1.6

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.276 -10.5 -2.2 -0.6 -1.5 -2.1

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.068 -1.2 -1.3 0.5 0.4 -1.3

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

0.068 -9.9 -0.3 -1.1 -2.9 -0.3

Alcoholic beverages

1.012 1.3 -0.3 0.1 0.8 -0.3

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.596 0.7 -0.5 -0.2 1.0 -0.4

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.273 0.7 -0.3 -0.1 0.7 -0.3

Distilled spirits at home(1)

0.073 0.9 -0.4 0.3 0.5 0.0

Whiskey at home(3)

  1.5 0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.1

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

  0.8 -0.3 0.1 0.0 -0.3

Wine at home

0.250 0.6 -0.7 -0.6 1.5 -0.4

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.416 2.2 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0

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

  2.1 -0.1 0.2 0.6 -0.1

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

  2.0 0.0 0.1 0.7 0.0

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

  2.2 0.0 0.7 0.4 0.0

Other goods(9)

1.621 1.3 0.2 0.2 -0.6 0.3

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.708 3.0 0.8 0.6 0.0 0.8

Cigarettes(1)(2)

0.652 3.1 0.8 0.6 -0.1 0.8

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.050 1.4 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.5

Personal care products(1)

0.721 0.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.8 -0.2

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

0.367 -0.3 -0.2 -0.5 -0.6 -0.2

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

0.346 1.0 -0.2 0.4 -1.0 -0.2

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.192 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1 -1.7 0.0

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  0.0 -0.1 0.0 -1.4 -0.1

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

  -0.7 0.5 -0.4 -0.6 0.5

Services less energy services

57.953 2.4 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.1

Shelter

32.482 2.9 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2

Rent of shelter(13)

32.113 2.9 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2

Rent of primary residence(8)

7.099 3.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Lodging away from home(2)

0.851 6.3 -2.1 0.7 0.0 0.2

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

0.171 2.7 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.3

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.680 7.3 -2.6 0.8 -0.1 0.2

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

24.163 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

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

22.752 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.369 5.6 0.9 -0.1 0.1 0.9

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.210 4.6 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.6

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.935 5.6 0.5 0.8 0.9 0.7

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.275 1.4 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

Household operations(1)(2)

0.845 2.8 -0.3 0.8 0.0 -0.3

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.277 1.2 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.1

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.278 4.4 0.0 1.6 0.0 0.0

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.119 2.1 -2.4 0.4 -0.7 -1.8

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.066 4.0 0.8 0.4 0.1 0.8

Medical care services

5.899 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.3

Professional services

3.011 1.7 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.2

Physicians' services(8)

1.578 1.5 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.3

Dental services(8)

0.799 1.8 0.0 0.1 0.2 -0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.282 2.6 0.1 -0.1 0.6 0.1

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.352 2.0 0.0 0.6 0.9 0.1

Hospital and related services

2.139 4.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.6

Hospital services(8)(14)

1.835 4.9 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.5

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

  5.5 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.5

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

  4.5 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.6

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

0.173 2.9 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.1

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

0.131 1.8 0.4 -0.1 0.1 0.4

Health insurance(1)(5)

0.748 -0.5 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

Transportation services

5.624 1.7 -0.6 0.8 0.3 -0.5

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.394 -0.1 0.3 1.0 -0.4 0.8

Car and truck rental(2)

0.071 0.0 1.4 2.9 2.8 -0.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.161 2.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.056 2.1 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.490 2.2 0.0 0.1 0.7 0.0

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.583 2.0 0.1 0.5 -0.4 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.279 4.7 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.3

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.561 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.1

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

0.311 -1.0 0.0 0.2 -0.2 0.0

Parking and other fees(2)

0.232 2.2 0.3 0.9 0.6 0.3

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

  2.7 0.7 0.1 0.3 0.7

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

  -0.4 -0.1 1.1 -0.1 -0.1

Public transportation

1.159 -2.9 -3.7 1.7 1.1 -3.1

Airline fare

0.743 -4.7 -6.1 2.4 1.4 -5.0

Other intercity transportation

0.153 -0.7 1.5 1.1 1.8 -0.2

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

           

Intercity train fare(3)(4)

  3.8 5.6 2.6 3.1 1.6

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  -1.9 0.3 0.3 2.2 0.3

Intracity transportation(1)

0.258 1.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

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

  1.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

Recreation services(9)

3.721 1.5 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.2

Video and audio services(9)

1.550 1.8 0.0 0.9 -0.2 0.3

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.459 2.2 0.1 0.8 -0.2 0.4

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

0.090 -3.0 -1.2 1.5 -0.9 -1.2

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

  -6.3 -2.7 2.0 -2.4 -2.7

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

  1.4 1.2 0.2 0.1 1.2

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.396 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.2

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  1.8 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  2.9 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.3

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.061 2.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.2

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  1.1 0.1 0.6 -1.3 0.1

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  3.8 0.4 -0.1 0.0 0.4

Other recreation services(2)

1.714 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

0.602 0.4 -0.6 0.1 0.0 -0.6

Admissions(1)

0.632 0.7 0.7 -0.4 0.0 0.7

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

  0.4 0.6 -0.4 -0.4 0.6

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

  2.7 1.2 0.6 0.0 1.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.210 2.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0

Education and communication services(9)

6.425 0.9 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.106 3.2 -0.1 0.5 0.4 0.3

College tuition and fees

1.844 3.4 0.0 0.7 0.4 0.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.375 4.0 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.3

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.722 2.2 -0.2 0.1 0.3 0.0

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.039 1.8 0.0 0.5 0.4 0.2

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.144 3.8 -0.1 0.4 0.4 0.4

Postage(1)

0.129 4.1 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.5

Delivery services(1)(2)

0.014 1.1 -0.8 -0.1 -0.4 -0.8

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.454 -2.1 -0.2 -1.3 -0.4 -0.2

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.623 -4.0 -0.5 -1.9 -0.6 -0.5

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.830 1.8 0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.3

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

0.709 1.6 -0.2 0.3 -0.2 -0.2

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.747 1.9 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2

Personal care services(1)

0.631 1.5 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.5

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

0.631 1.5 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.5

Miscellaneous personal services

1.116 2.1 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.3

Legal services(6)

0.315 1.4 -0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.2

Funeral expenses(6)

0.172 1.2 0.0 0.4 -0.1 0.0

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.275 2.2 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.0

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

0.033 1.8 -0.2 0.7 0.1 -0.2

Financial services(1)(6)

0.226 3.5 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3

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

  0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2

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

  6.1 0.2 0.7 0.6 0.2

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, December 2014
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Nov.
2014
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2013-
Dec.
2014
Nov.
2014-
Dec.
2014
Sep.
2014-
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2014-
Nov.
2014
Nov.
2014-
Dec.
2014

All items less food

85.869 232.314 234.751 233.079 0.3 -0.7 0.0 -0.3 -0.5

All items less shelter

67.518 222.834 224.294 222.267 -0.3 -0.9 -0.1 -0.5 -0.6

All items less food and shelter

53.387 218.723 218.795 216.110 -1.2 -1.2 -0.2 -0.7 -0.9

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.943 218.037 220.494 219.531 0.7 -0.4 0.2 -0.1 -0.1

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

43.337 222.241 225.075 224.183 0.9 -0.4 0.2 0.0 -0.1

All items less medical care

92.350 223.631 226.365 224.921 0.6 -0.6 0.0 -0.3 -0.4

All items less energy

91.557 234.768 239.467 239.186 1.9 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0

Commodities

38.294 185.620 184.964 181.926 -2.0 -1.6 -0.4 -1.0 -1.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.866 146.798 147.346 146.109 -0.5 -0.8 0.1 -0.3 -0.3

Commodities less food

24.163 161.014 157.379 152.990 -5.0 -2.8 -0.6 -1.7 -2.1

Commodities less food and beverages

23.151 158.269 154.441 149.965 -5.2 -2.9 -0.7 -1.8 -2.2

Services

61.706 280.102 286.840 287.129 2.5 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.593 305.482 311.716 311.948 2.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2

Services less medical care services

55.807 266.629 273.094 273.341 2.5 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2

Durables(2)

8.942 110.704 109.016 108.500 -2.0 -0.5 -0.2 -0.7 -0.5

Nondurables

29.352 222.790 222.810 218.358 -2.0 -2.0 -0.4 -1.0 -1.3

Nondurables less food

15.221 208.623 203.028 194.603 -6.7 -4.1 -0.9 -2.3 -2.9

Nondurables less food and beverages

14.209 206.868 200.718 191.838 -7.3 -4.4 -1.0 -2.5 -3.1

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.749 261.666 249.944 238.493 -8.9 -4.6 -1.3 -2.9 -3.7

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.761 258.079 247.792 237.355 -8.0 -4.2 -1.1 -2.6 -3.4

Housing

41.873 228.892 234.315 234.658 2.5 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Education and communication(3)

7.037 136.857 137.708 137.410 0.4 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Education(3)

3.306 228.578 236.098 236.066 3.3 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.3

Communication(3)

3.731 82.344 81.002 80.681 -2.0 -0.4 -0.8 -0.5 -0.4

Information and information processing(3)

3.588 78.607 77.161 76.846 -2.2 -0.4 -0.9 -0.5 -0.4

Information technology, hardware and services(4)

1.134 8.392 8.247 8.182 -2.5 -0.8 0.0 -0.6 -0.7

Recreation(3)

5.725 114.855 115.026 114.875 0.0 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.0

Video and audio(3)

1.841 99.010 98.945 98.702 -0.3 -0.2 0.6 -0.5 0.1

Pets, pet products and services(3)

1.050 164.992 166.686 166.919 1.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Photography(3)

0.122 76.067 77.255 76.047 0.0 -1.6 -0.6 -0.3 -0.6

Food and beverages

15.143 237.820 244.902 245.585 3.3 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.2

Domestically produced farm food

7.017 241.358 250.058 251.370 4.1 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.5

Other services

11.893 331.067 335.308 335.162 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.729 120.472 122.172 116.574 -3.2 -4.6 -0.3 -1.2 -1.6

Fuels and utilities

5.209 224.407 229.680 231.150 3.0 0.6 -0.1 -0.1 0.6

Household energy

3.999 192.224 195.703 197.092 2.5 0.7 -0.4 -0.4 0.6

Medical care

7.650 427.089 438.445 439.720 3.0 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.5

Transportation

15.743 212.911 206.874 199.777 -6.2 -3.4 -0.7 -2.0 -3.0

Private transportation

14.584 207.997 201.505 194.641 -6.4 -3.4 -0.9 -2.3 -3.0

New and used motor vehicles(3)

5.709 100.440 99.918 99.544 -0.9 -0.4 0.0 -0.4 -0.3

Utilities and public transportation

10.034 211.039 213.984 213.925 1.4 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.1

Household furnishings and operations

4.181 123.409 122.694 122.237 -0.9 -0.4 0.4 -0.2 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.368 404.097 409.825 410.642 1.6 0.2 0.3 -0.2 0.3

Personal care

2.660 216.109 218.752 218.850 1.3 0.0 0.3 -0.2 0.1

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

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


Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, December 2014
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Dec. 2014 from: Percent change to Nov. 2014 from:
Dec.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Nov.
2013
Sep.
2014
Oct.
2014

U.S. city average

M

0.8 -1.1 -0.6 1.3 -0.8 -0.5

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

0.4 -0.9 -0.5 0.9 -0.5 -0.4

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.6 -0.7 -0.5 1.1 -0.4 -0.2

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

M

-0.1 -1.4 -0.6 0.5 -0.9 -0.8

Midwest urban

M

0.7 -1.3 -0.7 1.2 -1.1 -0.6

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.7 -1.3 -0.7 1.2 -1.0 -0.6

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

M

0.9 -1.3 -0.7 1.4 -1.2 -0.6

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

0.0 -1.5 -0.8 0.8 -1.3 -0.7

South urban

M

0.6 -1.2 -0.6 1.3 -0.8 -0.6

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

0.7 -0.9 -0.5 1.5 -0.7 -0.4

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

M

0.4 -1.3 -0.7 1.1 -0.9 -0.6

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.3 -1.3 -0.6 2.0 -1.2 -0.8

West urban

M

1.3 -1.1 -0.5 1.7 -0.7 -0.6

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.4 -1.0 -0.5 1.8 -0.7 -0.6

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

M

0.6 -1.1 -0.5 1.2 -0.8 -0.6

Size classes

A(4)

M

0.9 -1.0 -0.5 1.4 -0.7 -0.5

B/C(3)

M

0.5 -1.3 -0.7 1.1 -0.9 -0.6

D

M

1.2 -1.3 -0.6 1.8 -1.1 -0.7

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

1.5 -1.2 -0.4 1.6 -1.2 -0.8

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

0.7 -1.2 -0.5 1.3 -0.8 -0.7

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

M

0.3 -0.9 -0.5 0.8 -0.6 -0.4

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

1

      1.6 0.2  

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

      1.5 -0.6  

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

      0.8 -1.0  

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

1

      1.2 -0.4  

Atlanta, GA

2

0.9 -1.5        

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

-0.1 -1.8        

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

1.1 -1.2        

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

1.4 -0.6        

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

2

0.6 -0.8        

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

2.7 -0.9        

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

1.7 -1.1        

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

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


Table 5. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) and the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, all items index, December 2014
[Percent changes]
Month Year Unadjusted 1-month percent change Unadjusted 12-month percent change
C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U

December 2000

    2.6 3.4

December 2001

    1.3 1.6

December 2002

    2.0 2.4

December 2003

    1.7 1.9

December 2004

    3.2 3.3

December 2005

    2.9 3.4

December 2006

    2.3 2.5

December 2007

    3.7 4.1

December 2008

    0.2 0.1

December 2009

    2.5 2.7

December 2010

    1.3 1.5

December 2011

    2.9 3.0

January 2012

0.5 0.4 2.9 2.9

February 2012

0.4 0.4 2.8 2.9

March 2012

0.7 0.8 2.6 2.7

April 2012

0.3 0.3 2.2 2.3

May 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.7 1.7

June 2012

-0.1 -0.1 1.6 1.7

July 2012

-0.2 -0.2 1.3 1.4

August 2012

0.5 0.6 1.6 1.7

September 2012

0.4 0.4 1.8 2.0

October 2012

-0.1 0.0 1.9 2.2

November 2012

-0.5 -0.5 1.5 1.8

December 2012

-0.3 -0.3 1.5 1.7

January 2013

0.3 0.3 1.3 1.6

February 2013

0.8 0.8 1.7 2.0

March 2013

0.3 0.3 1.3 1.5

April 2013

-0.1 -0.1 0.9 1.1

May 2013

0.2 0.2 1.1 1.4

June 2013

0.2 0.2 1.5 1.8

July 2013

0.0 0.0 1.7 2.0

August 2013

0.1 0.1 1.3 1.5

September 2013

0.1 0.1 1.0 1.2

October 2013

-0.3 -0.3 0.8 1.0

November 2013

-0.2 -0.2 1.1 1.2

December 2013

0.0 0.0 1.3 1.5

January 2014

0.4 0.4 1.4 1.6

February 2014

0.4 0.4 1.0 1.1

March 2014

0.6 0.6 1.4 1.5

April 2014

0.3 0.3 1.8 2.0

May 2014

0.3 0.3 2.0 2.1

June 2014

0.2 0.2 2.0 2.1

July 2014

-0.1 0.0 1.9 2.0

August 2014

-0.2 -0.2 1.5 1.7

September 2014

0.1 0.1 1.5 1.7

October 2014

-0.3 -0.3 1.5 1.7

November 2014

-0.7 -0.5 1.0 1.3

December 2014

-0.8 -0.6 0.3 0.8

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

NOTE: Indexes for 2014 are intial estimates. Indexes for 2013 are interim adjustments. Data prior to 2013 are final.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2014, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2014
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Nov. 2014-
Dec. 2014
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Nov. 2014-
Dec. 2014(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 -0.4   0.03 S-Dec. 2008 -0.8

Food

14.131 0.3 0.037 0.07 L-Sep. 2014 0.3

Food at home

8.348 0.3 0.022 0.12 L-Sep. 2014 0.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.130 0.2 0.002 0.30 L-Oct. 2014 0.3

Cereals and cereal products

0.370 -0.4 -0.001 0.50 L-Oct. 2014 1.0

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.048 -1.6 -0.001 0.71 S-Apr. 2014 -1.6

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.196 -0.1 0.000 0.71 S-Sep. 2014 -1.2

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.127 -1.1 -0.001 0.70 L-Oct. 2014 0.0

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  -1.0   0.57 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Bakery products

0.760 0.5 0.004 0.39 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

Bread(5)

0.225 1.2 0.003 0.59 L-Apr. 2014 1.3

White bread(4)(6)

  1.4   0.85 L-Apr. 2014 2.2

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  1.6   0.86 L-Nov. 2013 2.3

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

0.115 0.2 0.000 0.76 S-Sep. 2014 -0.2

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.189 0.2 0.000 0.70 L-Aug. 2014 0.4

Cookies(4)(6)

  -0.3   1.12 S-Oct. 2014 -0.3

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  0.1   0.75 L-Oct. 2014 0.6

Other bakery products

0.231 0.2 0.000 0.76 S-Sep. 2014 -0.3

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

  1.8   0.97 L-Aug. 2014 2.1

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  0.1   1.51 S-Sep. 2014 -0.8

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

  -0.9   0.91 S-Aug. 2014 -2.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.998 0.3 0.006 0.24 S-Oct. 2014 -0.4

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.874 0.0 -0.001 0.25 S-Oct. 2014 -0.4

Meats

1.223 0.2 0.003 0.31 S-Oct. 2014 -0.2

Beef and veal(4)

0.575 0.7 0.004 0.44 S-Oct. 2014 0.3

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.236 0.2 0.000 0.62 S-Jul. 2014 -0.4

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.083 1.4 0.001 1.04 S-Oct. 2014 -0.4

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.204 0.9 0.002 0.83 L-Sep. 2014 1.0

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.052 1.2 0.001 0.70 S-Oct. 2014 0.7

Pork

0.376 -0.7 -0.002 0.50 S-Oct. 2014 -0.7

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.141 -0.2 0.000 0.72 L-Aug. 2014 0.0

Bacon and related products(6)

  -0.4   0.81 L-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  0.4   1.04 S-Oct. 2014 0.1

Ham

0.080 -1.2 -0.001 1.16 S-May 2012 -1.5

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  -1.7   1.09 S-Sep. 2009 -3.2

Pork chops

0.064 0.0 0.000 1.18 L-Oct. 2014 2.0

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.091 -1.3 -0.001 1.07 L-Oct. 2014 -1.2

Other meats

0.272 0.4 0.001 0.54 - -

Frankfurters(6)

  4.1   1.56 L-Apr. 2014 4.5

Lunchmeats(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.62 S-Feb. 2014 -0.9

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  -0.5   1.55 S-Jun. 2014 -2.1

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

  -1.1   1.95 S-Oct. 2014 -1.2

Poultry

0.360 -0.7 -0.002 0.54 S-Oct. 2014 -1.2

Chicken(5)

0.293 -0.5 -0.001 0.67 S-Oct. 2014 -1.3

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  0.5   1.51 S-Oct. 2014 -1.8

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  -0.5   0.88 S-Apr. 2014 -0.9

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.067 -1.8 -0.001 0.72 S-Nov. 2010 -1.8

Fish and seafood(4)

0.291 -0.3 -0.001 0.52 S-Oct. 2014 -0.8

Fresh fish and seafood(4)(5)

0.149 -0.7 -0.001 0.82 S-Oct. 2014 -1.9

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.143 -0.9 -0.001 0.64 S-Feb. 2014 -0.9

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  -1.0   0.82 S-Aug. 2014 -1.3

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  -0.5   0.79 S-Oct. 2014 -1.0

Eggs

0.124 5.5 0.007 0.76 L-Nov. 2010 8.0

Dairy and related products(4)

0.888 0.6 0.006 0.25 L-Aug. 2014 0.6

Milk(4)(5)

0.279 0.8 0.002 0.37 L-Mar. 2014 1.8

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

  -0.1   0.56 S-Oct. 2014 -0.6

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

  1.5   0.46 L-Mar. 2014 1.7

Cheese and related products(4)

0.285 0.2 0.001 0.47 S-Sep. 2014 -0.7

Ice cream and related products

0.122 2.3 0.003 0.89 L-Jan. 2013 2.4

Other dairy and related products(5)

0.202 0.0 0.000 0.51 L-Oct. 2014 1.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.355 0.4 0.006 0.37 L-Oct. 2014 0.9

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.057 0.4 0.004 0.44 L-Oct. 2014 1.1

Fresh fruits

0.573 -1.3 -0.008 0.60 L-Oct. 2014 0.9

Apples

0.084 -0.9 -0.001 0.94 S-Sep. 2014 -3.2

Bananas

0.088 -1.9 -0.002 0.73 S-Oct. 2013 -1.9

Citrus fruits(5)

0.155 -1.6 -0.003 1.31 L-Oct. 2014 3.0

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  -1.8   1.43 S-Aug. 2014 -3.1

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.247 -0.2 0.000 1.10 L-Oct. 2014 1.0

Fresh vegetables

0.484 2.4 0.011 0.70 L-May 2014 2.6

Potatoes

0.075 1.4 0.001 1.29 L-Oct. 2014 3.4

Lettuce

0.074 -4.3 -0.003 2.10 S-Dec. 2013 -4.6

Tomatoes(4)

0.093 9.3 0.009 1.48 S-Oct. 2014 4.6

Other fresh vegetables

0.242 3.0 0.007 0.80 L-Apr. 2010 3.4

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.298 0.8 0.002 0.47 L-Nov. 2012 0.9

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.154 0.8 0.001 0.77 L-Oct. 2014 1.6

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  1.0   0.91 L-Mar. 2014 1.7

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  1.1   0.88 L-Oct. 2014 1.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.087 1.3 0.001 0.86 L-Sep. 2014 2.2

Frozen vegetables(6)

  2.0   1.01 L-Sep. 2014 2.8

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.057 0.7 0.000 0.80 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

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

  1.1   1.05 L-May 2014 1.6

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.953 -0.4 -0.004 0.35 S-Jul. 2013 -0.4

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.696 -0.5 -0.003 0.45 S-Mar. 2014 -0.5

Carbonated drinks

0.283 0.7 0.002 0.65 L-Apr. 2013 1.1

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 0.0 0.000 0.67 S-Aug. 2014 -0.1

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.399 -0.5 -0.002 0.69 S-May 2014 -0.8

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.256 -0.4 -0.001 0.46 S-Feb. 2014 -0.4

Coffee

0.158 -0.2 0.000 0.65 S-Oct. 2014 -0.5

Roasted coffee(6)

  0.5   0.69 L-Sep. 2014 0.5

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  1.9   0.98 L-Jun. 2014 2.6

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.099 -0.7 -0.001 0.57 S-Aug. 2014 -1.2

Other food at home

2.025 0.3 0.007 0.25 S-Oct. 2014 -0.4

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.295 0.5 0.002 0.52 L-Sep. 2014 1.6

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.053 1.3 0.001 0.65 L-Jun. 2014 1.7

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.183 0.6 0.001 0.85 L-Sep. 2014 2.1

Other sweets(5)

0.060 -0.4 0.000 0.58 S-Oct. 2014 -1.9

Fats and oils

0.245 -0.5 -0.001 0.42 L-Oct. 2014 0.3

Butter and margarine(5)

0.077 -1.8 -0.001 0.67 S-Dec. 2010 -1.8

Butter(6)

  -1.6   0.88 L-Oct. 2014 5.1

Margarine(6)

  0.2   0.99 L-Oct. 2014 1.5

Salad dressing(4)(5)

0.061 0.5 0.000 0.83 L-Sep. 2014 0.6

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.107 -0.4 0.000 0.69 L-Sep. 2014 0.0

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  -0.3   0.88 L-Oct. 2014 -0.1

Other foods

1.485 0.4 0.006 0.30 S-Oct. 2014 -0.4

Soups

0.094 -1.1 -0.001 1.07 S-Oct. 2014 -1.6

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.282 0.3 0.001 0.64 S-Oct. 2014 -1.2

Snacks(4)

0.327 0.4 0.001 0.78 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.288 1.6 0.005 0.69 L-Nov. 2013 1.7

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

  0.1   1.28 S-Oct. 2014 -1.5

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

  1.0   1.84 L-Sep. 2014 5.6

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  1.8   1.16 L-May 2014 3.1

Other condiments(6)

  3.1   0.73 L-Aug. 2014 3.9

Baby food(4)(5)

0.055 -0.1 0.000 0.47 S-Sep. 2014 -0.2

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.439 0.5 0.002 0.57 S-Oct. 2014 0.4

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  1.0   0.70 L-Sep. 2014 1.4

Food away from home(4)

5.783 0.3 0.015 0.05 S-Oct. 2014 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.800 0.2 0.007 0.07 S-Oct. 2014 0.2

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.392 0.3 0.007 0.09 S-Oct. 2014 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.211 0.1 0.000 0.13 S-Aug. 2014 -1.9

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

  0.0   0.09 S-Aug. 2014 -2.3

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

0.063 0.6 0.000 0.17 S-Oct. 2014 -0.1

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.317 0.2 0.001 0.11 - -

Energy

8.443 -4.7 -0.412 0.14 S-Dec. 2008 -9.5

Energy commodities

4.691 -9.1 -0.449 0.15 S-Dec. 2008 -18.5

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.246 -4.9 -0.012 0.34 S-Apr. 2014 -5.4

Fuel oil(4)

0.150 -7.8 -0.012 0.34 S-Jun. 2012 -7.9

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

0.096 -1.4 -0.001 0.68 L-Oct. 2014 -0.5

Motor fuel

4.444 -9.3 -0.437 0.16 S-Dec. 2008 -19.2

Gasoline (all types)

4.364 -9.4 -0.432 0.16 S-Dec. 2008 -19.5

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  -9.6   0.39 S-Dec. 2008 -19.9

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  -9.8   0.40 S-Dec. 2008 -18.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  -8.0   0.37 S-Dec. 2008 -18.3

Other motor fuels(5)

0.080 -5.2 -0.004 0.14 S-Mar. 2009 -11.1

Energy services(11)

3.753 1.0 0.037 0.25 L-May 2014 1.4

Electricity(11)

2.903 0.8 0.025 0.33 L-May 2014 2.3

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.850 1.5 0.012 0.19 L-Sep. 2014 1.6

All items less food and energy

77.426 0.0 0.002 0.04 S-Aug. 2014 0.0

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.473 -0.3 -0.065 0.10 L-Oct. 2014 0.0

Household furnishings and supplies(4)(12)

3.336 -0.4 -0.013 0.13 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

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

0.271 -2.5 -0.007 0.53 S-EVER -

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.047 -0.2 0.000 0.45 L-Sep. 2014 0.3

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.055 -3.3 -0.002 0.54 S-Feb. 2006 -3.4

Other linens(4)(5)

0.170 -2.8 -0.005 0.87 S-Dec. 2010 -2.8

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.762 0.3 0.002 0.27 L-Oct. 2014 0.7

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.267 -0.3 -0.001 0.39 S-Sep. 2014 -0.5

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

0.359 0.7 0.003 0.39 L-Oct. 2014 1.4

Other furniture(5)

0.127 0.0 0.000 0.77 L-Sep. 2014 0.0

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

           

Appliances(5)

0.271 -0.6 -0.002 0.46 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

Major appliances(5)

0.146 0.3 0.000 0.68 L-Sep. 2014 0.4

Laundry equipment(6)

  1.3   0.84 L-Sep. 2014 2.0

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.122 -2.1 -0.002 0.52 S-May 2014 -2.1

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.482 -0.9 -0.004 0.38 L-Oct. 2014 0.3

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.260 -1.6 -0.004 0.61 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.106 0.3 0.000 0.72 S-Oct. 2014 0.0

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.043 -3.6 -0.002 1.00 L-Oct. 2014 -0.5

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.074 -0.5 0.000 0.52 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.706 0.0 0.000 0.25 L-Oct. 2014 0.5

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.188 0.4 0.001 0.42 L-Sep. 2014 1.0

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.366 -0.3 -0.001 0.32 S-Jul. 2014 -0.3

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.844 -0.1 -0.001 0.20 L-Oct. 2014 0.6

Household cleaning products(4)(5)

0.334 0.2 0.001 0.35 S-Sep. 2014 0.2

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.247 -0.3 -0.001 0.38 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.263 -0.4 -0.001 0.38 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

Apparel

3.461 -1.2 -0.040 0.47 S-Sep. 1998 -1.5

Men's and boys' apparel

0.864 -1.1 -0.009 0.90 S-Oct. 2014 -1.1

Men's apparel

0.680 -1.2 -0.008 1.08 S-Oct. 2014 -1.6

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.110 -2.1 -0.002 2.92 S-Oct. 2014 -4.0

Men's furnishings

0.192 -1.6 -0.003 1.13 S-Mar. 2013 -2.0

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.207 -1.8 -0.003 1.68 S-Aug. 2014 -4.0

Men's pants and shorts

0.164 -0.9 -0.001 1.75 S-Oct. 2014 -0.9

Boys' apparel

0.184 0.2 0.000 1.33 L-Oct. 2014 1.6

Women's and girls' apparel

1.514 -2.2 -0.032 0.87 S-Dec. 2004 -2.3

Women's apparel

1.273 -1.9 -0.023 0.87 S-Sep. 2011 -2.0

Women's outerwear

0.123 -0.3 0.000 2.44 L-Aug. 2014 4.6

Women's dresses

0.167 -0.7 -0.001 2.82 S-Aug. 2014 -0.8

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.588 -1.9 -0.011 1.14 L-Oct. 2014 -0.7

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

0.385 -0.9 -0.003 0.97 L-Oct. 2014 0.6

Girls' apparel

0.242 -3.8 -0.009 2.02 S-Feb. 2013 -5.2

Footwear

0.732 0.4 0.003 0.71 L-Sep. 2014 0.6

Men's footwear(4)

0.219 -1.0 -0.002 1.16 S-Oct. 2014 -1.1

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.178 -0.1 0.000 1.16 L-Oct. 2014 2.8

Women's footwear

0.335 0.6 0.002 0.92 L-Sep. 2014 0.8

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.136 0.0 0.000 0.88 L-Oct. 2014 0.5

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.214 -0.8 -0.002 0.91 S-Oct. 2014 -1.9

Watches(4)(9)

0.046 -1.3 -0.001 1.24 L-Oct. 2014 -0.7

Jewelry(9)

0.168 -0.4 -0.001 1.13 L-Sep. 2014 0.3

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.674 -0.4 -0.020 0.08 - -

New vehicles

3.529 -0.1 -0.003 0.13 - -

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.13 - -

New cars(6)

  -0.2   0.12 S-Jun. 2014 -0.2

New trucks(14)(6)

  -0.1   0.13 - -

Used cars and trucks

1.606 -1.2 -0.019 0.06 - -

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.430 0.4 0.002 0.20 L-Dec. 2013 0.4

Tires(4)

0.282 0.5 0.001 0.25 L-Dec. 2013 0.6

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.149 0.3 0.000 0.25 L-Aug. 2014 0.7

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

  0.2   0.22 S-Oct. 2014 -0.1

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

  0.8   0.59 L-Aug. 2014 1.5

Medical care commodities

1.751 1.0 0.017 0.20 L-May 1989 1.0

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.675 0.6 0.011 0.20 L-Jun. 2014 0.6

Prescription drugs

1.328 0.9 0.012 0.21 L-Jun. 2014 1.0

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.348 0.4 0.001 0.47 L-Sep. 2014 1.5

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.076 -0.1 0.000 0.39 S-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Recreation commodities(12)

2.004 -0.3 -0.006 0.17 L-Oct. 2014 0.0

Video and audio products(12)

0.291 -1.4 -0.004 0.29 L-Oct. 2014 -0.6

Televisions

0.135 -2.1 -0.003 0.62 L-Oct. 2014 -1.2

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.030 -4.5 -0.001 0.78 S-EVER -

Audio equipment

0.067 0.1 0.000 0.56 L-Oct. 2014 0.3

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

0.043 0.7 0.000 0.51 L-Apr. 2014 0.7

Pets and pet products(4)

0.655 0.1 0.001 0.32 - -

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  0.1   0.33 L-Sep. 2014 0.4

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

  0.1   0.58 S-Aug. 2014 -0.9

Sporting goods(4)

0.401 -0.8 -0.003 0.39 - -

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.181 -0.4 -0.001 0.47 L-Oct. 2014 -0.2

Sports equipment

0.215 -0.5 -0.001 0.46 - -

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.059 -1.5 -0.001 0.68 S-Jul. 2014 -1.9

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

  -1.2   0.66 S-Jan. 2013 -1.4

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  -1.5   0.69 S-Jul. 2014 -1.8

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.218 0.1 0.000 0.40 L-Oct. 2014 1.4

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.122 0.9 0.001 0.45 L-Oct. 2014 1.8

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.095 -0.8 -0.001 0.57 S-Jun. 2014 -0.9

Other recreational goods(5)

0.379 0.2 0.001 0.53 L-Feb. 2014 0.8

Toys

0.275 0.7 0.002 0.56 L-Feb. 2014 0.7

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

  0.6   0.57 L-Feb. 2014 0.7

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

0.051 -2.0 -0.001 1.16 S-Dec. 2013 -2.0

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.042 -0.1 0.000 0.49 S-Aug. 2014 -0.8

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.613 -0.8 -0.005 0.28 L-Oct. 2014 -0.1

Educational books and supplies

0.200 1.1 0.002 0.38 L-Aug. 2014 1.5

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  0.7   0.33 L-Oct. 2014 0.7

Information technology commodities(12)

0.413 -1.6 -0.007 0.38 S-Aug. 2011 -1.7

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.276 -2.1 -0.006 0.46 S-Dec. 2011 -2.2

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.068 -1.3 -0.001 0.66 S-Dec. 2013 -1.7

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

0.068 -0.3 0.000 0.71 L-Aug. 2014 0.2

Alcoholic beverages

1.012 -0.3 -0.003 0.16 S-Feb. 2014 -0.3

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.596 -0.4 -0.003 0.23 S-Feb. 2014 -0.6

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.273 -0.3 -0.001 0.27 S-Jul. 2014 -0.3

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.073 0.0 0.000 0.35 S-Aug. 2014 0.0

Whiskey at home(6)

  0.1   0.38 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

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

  -0.3   0.46 S-Jun. 2014 -1.0

Wine at home

0.250 -0.4 -0.001 0.40 S-Oct. 2014 -0.6

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.416 0.0 0.000 0.14 S-Jul. 2014 -0.1

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

  -0.1   0.19 S-Jul. 2014 -0.1

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

  0.0   0.32 S-Jul. 2014 0.0

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

  0.0   0.23 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Other goods(12)

1.621 0.3 0.004 0.18 L-Jun. 2014 0.5

Tobacco and smoking products(4)

0.708 0.8 0.006 0.15 L-Jun. 2014 1.0

Cigarettes(4)(5)

0.652 0.8 0.005 0.16 L-Jun. 2014 1.0

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.050 0.5 0.000 0.44 L-Oct. 2014 0.7

Personal care products(4)

0.721 -0.2 -0.001 0.42 L-Oct. 2014 0.0

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

0.367 -0.2 -0.001 0.52 L-Sep. 2014 0.4

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

0.346 -0.2 -0.001 0.54 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.192 0.0 0.000 0.55 L-Aug. 2014 0.1

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  -0.1   0.53 L-Oct. 2014 0.0

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

  0.5   0.58 L-Jun. 2014 1.8

Services less energy services

57.953 0.1 0.068 0.04 S-Aug. 2014 0.0

Shelter

32.482 0.2 0.055 0.05 S-Oct. 2014 0.2

Rent of shelter(16)

32.113 0.2 0.058 0.05 - -

Rent of primary residence(11)

7.099 0.2 0.012 0.05 S-Oct. 2014 0.2

Lodging away from home(5)

0.851 0.2 0.002 1.12 L-Oct. 2014 0.7

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

0.171 0.3 0.001 0.07 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.680 0.2 0.002 1.39 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

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

24.163 0.2 0.038 0.04 - -

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

22.752 0.2 0.036 0.04 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.369 0.9 0.003 0.24 L-May 2014 1.2

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.210 0.6 0.007 0.11 S-Oct. 2014 0.6

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.935 0.7 0.007 0.14 S-Sep. 2014 0.4

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.275 0.1 0.000 0.15 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

Household operations(4)(5)

0.845 -0.3 -0.002 0.12 S-Feb. 2014 -0.5

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.277 0.1 0.000 0.13 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.278 0.0 0.000 0.07 - -

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.119 -1.8 -0.002 0.56 S-Nov. 2008 -2.0

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.066 0.8 0.000 0.24 L-Jul. 2014 1.6

Medical care services

5.899 0.3 0.019 0.08 S-Oct. 2014 0.2

Professional services

3.011 0.2 0.006 0.08 S-Oct. 2014 0.2

Physicians' services(11)

1.578 0.3 0.004 0.12 S-Oct. 2014 0.1

Dental services(11)

0.799 -0.1 -0.001 0.12 S-Feb. 2011 -0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.282 0.1 0.000 0.26 S-Oct. 2014 -0.1

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.352 0.1 0.000 0.10 S-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Hospital and related services

2.139 0.6 0.013 0.13 L-Mar. 2014 0.7

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.835 0.5 0.009 0.15 L-Apr. 2014 0.5

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

  0.5   0.28 L-Jul. 2014 0.5

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

  0.6   0.29 L-Mar. 2014 0.6

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

0.173 0.1 0.000 0.12 S-Jul. 2014 0.1

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

0.131 0.4 0.001 0.09 L-Mar. 2014 0.4

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.748 0.1 0.001 0.09 - -

Transportation services

5.624 -0.5 -0.025 0.13 S-Aug. 2014 -0.6

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.394 0.8 0.003 0.43 L-Oct. 2014 1.0

Car and truck rental(5)

0.071 -0.9 -0.001 1.51 S-Sep. 2014 -3.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.161 0.1 0.001 0.09 - -

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.056 0.3 0.000 0.13 L-Feb. 2014 0.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.490 0.0 0.000 0.15 S-May 2014 -0.3

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.583 0.1 0.001 0.13 L-Oct. 2014 0.5

Motor vehicle insurance

2.279 0.3 0.007 0.21 L-Oct. 2014 0.6

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.561 0.1 0.001 0.07 - -

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

0.311 0.0 0.000 0.03 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

Parking and other fees(5)

0.232 0.3 0.001 0.17 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

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

  0.7   0.20 L-Jul. 2013 0.9

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

  -0.1   0.26 - -

Public transportation

1.159 -3.1 -0.036 0.41 S-Aug. 2014 -3.3

Airline fare

0.743 -5.0 -0.037 0.56 S-Jul. 2014 -5.9

Other intercity transportation

0.153 -0.2 0.000 0.79 S-Sep. 2014 -0.3

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

           

Intercity train fare(7)(6)

  1.6   1.80 S-Aug. 2014 -1.4

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  0.3   0.75 S-Oct. 2014 0.3

Intracity transportation(4)

0.258 0.0 0.000 0.03 - -

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

  0.0   0.05 - -

Recreation services(12)

3.721 0.2 0.007 0.20 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Video and audio services(12)

1.550 0.3 0.005 0.13 L-Oct. 2014 0.9

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.459 0.4 0.006 0.12 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

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

0.090 -1.2 -0.001 0.80 S-Aug. 2014 -1.6

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

  -2.7   1.02 S-Aug. 2014 -2.7

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

  1.2   0.38 L-Jan. 2012 1.7

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.396 0.2 0.001 0.14 S-Oct. 2014 0.2

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.11 S-Oct. 2014 0.0

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.3   0.13 S-Oct. 2014 0.2

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.061 0.2 0.000 0.49 L-Sep. 2014 0.4

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  0.1   0.31 L-Oct. 2014 0.6

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  0.4   0.39 L-Sep. 2014 0.6

Other recreation services(5)

1.714 0.0 0.001 0.41 - -

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

0.602 -0.6 -0.004 0.52 S-Aug. 2014 -0.7

Admissions(4)

0.632 0.7 0.005 0.53 L-Jul. 2014 0.8

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

  0.6   0.44 L-Jul. 2014 0.8

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

  1.2   0.49 L-May 2013 1.4

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.210 0.0 0.000 0.17 - -

Education and communication services(12)

6.425 0.0 0.001 0.07 - -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.106 0.3 0.008 0.07 S-Sep. 2014 0.1

College tuition and fees

1.844 0.4 0.007 0.10 - -

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.375 0.3 0.001 0.06 S-Oct. 2014 0.3

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.722 0.0 0.000 0.08 S-Jul. 2014 0.0

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.039 0.2 0.000 0.14 S-Sep. 2014 0.1

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.144 0.4 0.001 0.02 - -

Postage(4)

0.129 0.5 0.001 0.00 - -

Delivery services(4)(5)

0.014 -0.8 0.000 0.26 S-Jul. 2013 -1.2

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.454 -0.2 -0.006 0.10 L-Sep. 2014 0.0

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.623 -0.5 -0.008 0.04 L-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.830 0.3 0.002 0.21 L-May 2014 0.3

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

0.709 -0.2 -0.002 0.26 - -

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.747 0.2 0.003 0.11 L-Oct. 2014 0.3

Personal care services(4)

0.631 0.5 0.003 0.15 L-Dec. 2012 0.5

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

0.631 0.5 0.003 0.15 L-Dec. 2012 0.5

Miscellaneous personal services

1.116 0.3 0.003 0.09 L-Oct. 2014 0.3

Legal services(9)

0.315 -0.2 -0.001 0.19 S-May 2014 -0.3

Funeral expenses(9)

0.172 0.0 0.000 0.15 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.275 0.0 0.000 0.09 S-Jul. 2014 -0.1

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

0.033 -0.2 0.000 0.22 S-Sep. 2014 -0.4

Financial services(4)(9)

0.226 0.3 0.001 0.22 S-Oct. 2014 0.3

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

  0.2   0.04 L-Jun. 2013 4.6

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

  0.2   0.38 S-Sep. 2014 0.0

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.869 -0.5 -0.409 0.04 S-Dec. 2008 -1.0

All items less shelter

67.518 -0.6 -0.428 0.04 S-Dec. 2008 -1.2

All items less food and shelter

53.387 -0.9 -0.465 0.05 S-Dec. 2008 -1.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.943 -0.1 -0.053 0.05 - -

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

43.337 -0.1 -0.034 0.06 S-Aug. 2014 -0.1

All items less medical care

92.350 -0.4 -0.409 0.04 S-Dec. 2008 -0.9

All items less energy

91.557 0.0 0.039 0.04 S-Aug. 2014 0.0

Commodities

38.294 -1.2 -0.475 0.06 S-Dec. 2008 -2.1

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.866 -0.3 -0.046 0.11 - -

Commodities less food

24.163 -2.1 -0.512 0.09 S-Dec. 2008 -3.4

Commodities less food and beverages

23.151 -2.2 -0.510 0.09 S-Dec. 2008 -3.5

Services

61.706 0.2 0.105 0.04 - -

Services less rent of shelter(16)

29.593 0.2 0.058 0.06 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

Services less medical care services

55.807 0.2 0.099 0.04 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

Durables(4)

8.942 -0.5 -0.042 0.08 L-Oct. 2014 -0.2

Nondurables

29.352 -1.3 -0.377 0.08 S-Dec. 2008 -2.7

Nondurables less food

15.221 -2.9 -0.441 0.13 S-Dec. 2008 -5.2

Nondurables less food and beverages

14.209 -3.1 -0.441 0.14 S-Dec. 2008 -5.7

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.749 -3.7 -0.404 0.09 S-Dec. 2008 -7.5

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.761 -3.4 -0.404 0.09 S-Dec. 2008 -6.7

Housing

41.873 0.2 0.074 0.05 - -

Education and communication(5)

7.037 -0.1 -0.004 0.07 - -

Education(5)

3.306 0.3 0.010 0.07 - -

Communication(5)

3.731 -0.4 -0.014 0.09 L-Sep. 2014 -0.2

Information and information processing(5)

3.588 -0.4 -0.014 0.10 L-Sep. 2014 -0.2

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.134 -0.7 -0.008 0.21 S-Jul. 2013 -0.9

Recreation(5)

5.725 0.0 0.001 0.14 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

Video and audio(5)

1.841 0.1 0.001 0.13 L-Oct. 2014 0.6

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.050 0.2 0.002 0.21 - -

Photography(5)

0.122 -0.6 -0.001 0.38 S-Oct. 2014 -0.6

Food and beverages

15.143 0.2 0.034 0.07 S-Oct. 2014 0.1

Domestically produced farm food

7.017 0.5 0.033 0.13 L-May 2014 0.8

Other services

11.893 0.1 0.014 0.08 L-Jul. 2014 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.729 -1.6 -0.043 0.56 S-Sep. 1998 -1.7

Fuels and utilities

5.209 0.6 0.032 0.18 L-May 2014 0.9

Household energy

3.999 0.6 0.025 0.23 L-May 2014 1.1

Medical care

7.650 0.5 0.036 0.08 L-Aug. 2013 0.5

Transportation

15.743 -3.0 -0.482 0.08 S-Dec. 2008 -5.0

Private transportation

14.584 -3.0 -0.446 0.08 S-Dec. 2008 -5.3

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.709 -0.3 -0.020 0.09 L-Oct. 2014 0.0

Utilities and public transportation

10.034 0.1 0.009 0.11 L-May 2014 1.0

Household furnishings and operations

4.181 -0.3 -0.014 0.11 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.368 0.3 0.008 0.11 L-Oct. 2014 0.3

Personal care

2.660 0.1 0.003 0.13 L-Oct. 2014 0.3

Footnotes
(1) The 'effect' of an item category is a measure of that item's contribution to the All items price change. For example, if the Food index had an effect of 0.40, and the All items index rose 1.2 percent, then the increase in food prices contributed 0.40 / 1.2, or 33.3 percent, to that All items increase. Said another way, had food prices been unchanged for that 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, December 2014, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2014
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Dec. 2013-
Dec. 2014
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Dec. 2013-
Dec. 2014(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.8   0.08 S-Oct. 2009 -0.2

Food

14.131 3.4 0.473 0.11 L-Feb. 2012 3.9

Food at home

8.348 3.7 0.303 0.17 L-Feb. 2012 4.5

Cereals and bakery products

1.130 0.5 0.006 0.38 L-Feb. 2014 0.5

Cereals and cereal products

0.370 -0.3 -0.001 0.61 S-Jun. 2014 -0.4

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.048 -1.9 -0.001 0.99 S-May 2014 -2.7

Breakfast cereal

0.196 1.3 0.002 0.85 L-Jan. 2014 1.9

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.127 -2.1 -0.003 0.97 L-Oct. 2014 -1.6

Rice(4)(5)

  -2.8   1.33 S-Mar. 2010 -5.1

Bakery products

0.760 0.9 0.007 0.50 L-Feb. 2014 1.1

Bread(4)

0.225 1.2 0.003 1.01 L-Oct. 2014 1.3

White bread(5)

  0.9   1.53 L-Feb. 2014 1.1

Bread other than white(5)

  0.8   1.52 L-Oct. 2014 2.0

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.115 1.9 0.002 1.14 L-Feb. 2014 2.4

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.189 0.6 0.001 1.10 L-Aug. 2014 1.3

Cookies(5)

  -0.2   1.44 S-Oct. 2014 -0.3

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  1.5   1.44 L-Jun. 2014 1.8

Other bakery products

0.231 0.4 0.001 1.22 S-Oct. 2014 0.4

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  0.6   2.33 L-Feb. 2014 1.2

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  1.0   1.95 S-Aug. 2014 0.5

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

  -0.5   1.33 S-Oct. 2014 -0.8

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.998 9.2 0.171 0.36 L-Sep. 2014 9.4

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.874 9.1 0.158 0.38 S-Oct. 2014 8.5

Meats

1.223 12.7 0.140 0.44 S-Oct. 2014 12.5

Beef and veal

0.575 18.7 0.092 0.58 L-Jan. 2004 20.4

Uncooked ground beef

0.236 19.2 0.039 0.78 L-Dec. 2003 19.5

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.083 20.6 0.015 1.32 L-Dec. 2003 23.5

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.204 16.0 0.029 1.03 L-Sep. 2014 16.8

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.052 24.0 0.010 1.34 L-EVER -

Pork

0.376 8.2 0.028 0.76 S-Mar. 2014 5.3

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.141 2.4 0.003 0.95 S-May 2013 1.3

Bacon and related products(5)

  -1.0   1.63 S-Feb. 2013 -1.7

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  7.3   1.41 S-Nov. 2013 1.3

Ham

0.080 13.1 0.009 1.88 S-Oct. 2014 12.6

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  14.4   1.79 S-Oct. 2014 13.9

Pork chops

0.064 10.1 0.006 1.36 S-Mar. 2014 4.1

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.091 12.5 0.010 1.65 S-Mar. 2014 7.2

Other meats

0.272 7.4 0.019 0.98 L-Aug. 2011 7.7

Frankfurters(5)

  12.1   2.37 L-Nov. 1990 13.4

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  5.8   0.97 S-Oct. 2014 5.7

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  8.8   2.07 L-Dec. 2011 9.5

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  3.2   3.91 L-Apr. 2012 10.0

Poultry

0.360 1.6 0.006 0.87 S-Oct. 2014 -0.1

Chicken(4)

0.293 2.1 0.006 1.02 S-Oct. 2014 0.0

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  3.0   1.76 S-Oct. 2014 2.1

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  1.6   1.29 S-Oct. 2014 -1.1

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.067 -0.5 0.000 1.55 S-Jan. 2010 -2.1

Fish and seafood

0.291 4.3 0.012 0.85 S-Oct. 2014 3.8

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.149 5.6 0.008 1.23 L-Sep. 2014 7.4

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.143 3.0 0.004 1.16 S-Oct. 2014 2.7

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  1.3   1.47 S-Oct. 2014 0.6

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  5.2   2.28 S-Oct. 2014 4.5

Eggs

0.124 10.7 0.013 1.14 L-Oct. 2011 22.8

Dairy and related products

0.888 5.3 0.045 0.47 L-Oct. 2014 5.6

Milk(4)

0.279 4.3 0.012 0.69 S-Feb. 2014 2.6

Fresh whole milk(5)

  5.2   1.03 S-Feb. 2014 2.4

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  4.1   0.71 L-Oct. 2014 4.7

Cheese and related products

0.285 8.2 0.022 0.88 S-Sep. 2014 6.8

Ice cream and related products

0.122 3.5 0.004 1.19 L-May 2012 6.1

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.202 3.7 0.007 0.80 L-Oct. 2014 3.7

Fruits and vegetables

1.355 3.2 0.043 0.54 L-May 2014 3.2

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.057 4.1 0.042 0.67 L-May 2014 4.2

Fresh fruits

0.573 3.6 0.020 0.94 S-Feb. 2014 1.6

Apples

0.084 -2.3 -0.002 1.68 S-Mar. 2014 -3.0

Bananas

0.088 -0.7 -0.001 1.11 S-Sep. 2014 -0.9

Citrus fruits(4)

0.155 5.4 0.008 2.17 S-Dec. 2013 2.8

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  3.7   2.90 S-Sep. 2014 3.7

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.247 6.2 0.015 1.62 L-Oct. 2014 7.8

Fresh vegetables

0.484 4.6 0.022 0.99 L-Nov. 2013 4.6

Potatoes

0.075 -1.8 -0.001 1.79 L-Jul. 2014 1.3

Lettuce

0.074 4.4 0.003 2.67 L-Jun. 2014 4.6

Tomatoes

0.093 16.5 0.015 2.13 L-Apr. 2010 24.4

Other fresh vegetables

0.242 2.3 0.006 1.23 L-Nov. 2013 3.5

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.298 0.4 0.001 0.69 L-Oct. 2014 1.1

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.154 -0.2 0.000 1.12 L-Oct. 2014 1.7

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  0.5   1.34 L-Mar. 2014 0.5

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  0.0   1.20 L-Oct. 2014 2.8

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.087 1.5 0.001 1.17 L-Sep. 2012 3.0

Frozen vegetables(5)

  0.9   1.45 L-Sep. 2012 2.6

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.057 0.2 0.000 1.16 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

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

  4.6   2.11 S-Oct. 2014 3.1

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.953 0.7 0.007 0.47 S-Oct. 2014 0.6

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.696 0.1 0.001 0.56 S-Sep. 2014 -0.4

Carbonated drinks

0.283 1.4 0.004 0.73 L-Sep. 2012 1.5

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.014 2.3 0.000 1.37 L-May 2014 2.5

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.399 -1.0 -0.004 0.86 S-Aug. 2014 -1.2

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.256 2.6 0.006 0.69 L-Apr. 2012 3.5

Coffee

0.158 3.6 0.006 0.97 L-Apr. 2012 5.8

Roasted coffee(5)

  4.2   1.31 L-Apr. 2012 5.9

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  0.2   2.43 L-Sep. 2014 1.7

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.099 1.0 0.001 0.88 S-Oct. 2014 -0.6

Other food at home

2.025 1.5 0.031 0.32 L-Sep. 2014 1.6

Sugar and sweets

0.295 1.1 0.003 0.75 L-Dec. 2012 1.1

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.053 0.2 0.000 0.97 L-Aug. 2012 0.2

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.183 1.8 0.003 1.12 L-Sep. 2014 1.9

Other sweets(4)

0.060 -0.2 0.000 1.17 S-Oct. 2014 -0.6

Fats and oils

0.245 1.0 0.002 0.63 S-Jul. 2014 1.0

Butter and margarine(4)

0.077 11.6 0.008 1.05 S-Sep. 2014 11.3

Butter(5)

  22.5   1.53 S-Aug. 2014 18.8

Margarine(5)

  2.6   1.48 L-Oct. 2014 2.7

Salad dressing(4)

0.061 -4.3 -0.003 1.13 - -

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.107 -2.5 -0.003 0.99 L-Sep. 2014 -1.2

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  -3.6   1.26 L-Sep. 2014 -3.3

Other foods

1.485 1.7 0.025 0.39 - -

Soups

0.094 -0.6 -0.001 1.30 S-Jun. 2014 -1.1

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.282 1.9 0.005 0.82 S-Oct. 2014 1.1

Snacks

0.327 1.8 0.006 1.00 S-Oct. 2014 0.5

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.288 2.2 0.006 0.92 L-Oct. 2014 2.4

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

  4.8   1.48 L-Aug. 2012 6.1

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  0.2   1.57 L-Oct. 2014 0.9

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  1.7   1.43 L-Oct. 2014 2.7

Other condiments(5)

  1.8   1.03 L-Aug. 2013 6.5

Baby food(4)

0.055 2.1 0.001 0.79 S-Jul. 2014 1.7

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.439 1.6 0.007 0.82 L-Oct. 2014 1.6

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  3.9   1.19 L-Sep. 2014 4.7

Food away from home

5.783 3.0 0.170 0.17 L-Mar. 2012 3.0

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.800 3.1 0.085 0.27 L-May 2009 3.4

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.392 3.2 0.075 0.27 L-Oct. 2012 3.2

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.211 1.8 0.004 0.67 S-Aug. 2014 0.9

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

  2.3   0.73 S-Aug. 2014 0.6

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.063 0.5 0.000 0.80 L-Dec. 2013 1.2

Other food away from home(4)

0.317 2.0 0.006 0.43 L-Oct. 2014 2.3

Energy

8.443 -10.6 -0.955 0.19 S-Oct. 2009 -14.0

Energy commodities

4.691 -20.5 -1.093 0.18 S-Sep. 2009 -30.1

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.246 -13.7 -0.038 0.60 S-Oct. 2009 -23.5

Fuel oil

0.150 -19.1 -0.033 0.62 S-Oct. 2009 -26.3

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.096 -4.6 -0.005 1.34 S-May 2013 -5.4

Motor fuel

4.444 -20.8 -1.056 0.19 S-Sep. 2009 -30.0

Gasoline (all types)

4.364 -21.0 -1.045 0.19 S-Sep. 2009 -29.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  -21.6   0.55 S-Sep. 2009 -30.0

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  -19.6   0.53 S-Sep. 2009 -29.3

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  -18.3   0.56 S-Sep. 2009 -28.0

Other motor fuels(4)

0.080 -11.9 -0.010 0.23 S-Oct. 2009 -28.3

Energy services(10)

3.753 3.7 0.139 0.42 L-Aug. 2014 4.6

Electricity(10)

2.903 3.1 0.090 0.49 L-Oct. 2014 3.1

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.850 5.8 0.048 0.60 L-Sep. 2014 5.8

All items less food and energy

77.426 1.6 1.238 0.09 S-Feb. 2014 1.6

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.473 -0.8 -0.155 0.24 S-Sep. 2007 -0.8

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.336 -1.9 -0.064 0.30 S-Sep. 2014 -2.4

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.271 -3.6 -0.010 0.93 S-Dec. 2013 -3.6

Floor coverings(4)

0.047 0.8 0.000 1.29 S-Jun. 2014 0.7

Window coverings(4)

0.055 -2.3 -0.001 1.08 S-Oct. 2014 -2.9

Other linens(4)

0.170 -5.2 -0.009 1.37 S-Nov. 2013 -5.4

Furniture and bedding

0.762 -1.6 -0.013 0.78 L-Jan. 2014 -1.6

Bedroom furniture

0.267 -2.4 -0.007 1.08 L-Oct. 2014 -2.2

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

0.359 -1.9 -0.007 1.03 L-Jan. 2014 -0.7

Other furniture(4)

0.127 0.8 0.001 2.52 S-Oct. 2014 -1.0

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

           

Appliances(4)

0.271 -5.2 -0.015 0.83 S-Jun. 2014 -5.4

Major appliances(4)

0.146 -6.9 -0.011 1.14 L-Oct. 2014 -6.6

Laundry equipment(5)

  -7.4   1.19 L-Oct. 2014 -7.4

Other appliances(4)

0.122 -3.1 -0.004 1.15 S-May 2014 -3.2

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.482 -3.9 -0.020 1.17 S-Jul. 2014 -3.9

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.260 -5.8 -0.016 1.84 S-Jul. 2014 -6.1

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.106 1.9 0.002 1.66 L-May 2011 2.2

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.043 -6.7 -0.003 3.26 S-May 2014 -10.2

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.074 -3.7 -0.003 1.34 L-Oct. 2014 -2.9

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.706 0.1 0.001 0.58 L-Mar. 2014 0.1

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.188 0.8 0.002 0.71 L-Nov. 2013 1.1

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.366 -0.3 -0.001 0.81 S-Oct. 2014 -0.8

Housekeeping supplies

0.844 -0.8 -0.007 0.44 S-Sep. 2014 -1.0

Household cleaning products(4)

0.334 -0.9 -0.003 0.67 L-May 2013 -0.3

Household paper products(4)

0.247 -0.7 -0.002 0.72 S-Oct. 2014 -0.7

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.263 -0.7 -0.002 0.79 S-Jan. 2014 -0.8

Apparel

3.461 -2.0 -0.068 1.12 S-Dec. 2003 -2.1

Men's and boys' apparel

0.864 -3.0 -0.026 1.54 S-Apr. 2010 -3.0

Men's apparel

0.680 -3.0 -0.020 1.77 S-Mar. 2010 -3.5

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.110 -7.1 -0.008 5.75 S-Jul. 2009 -9.1

Men's furnishings

0.192 -2.4 -0.005 2.27 S-Feb. 2011 -3.8

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.207 -4.5 -0.009 3.39 S-Aug. 2014 -5.7

Men's pants and shorts

0.164 1.1 0.002 3.81 S-Oct. 2014 -5.0

Boys' apparel

0.184 -2.7 -0.005 3.42 L-Oct. 2014 -1.4

Women's and girls' apparel

1.514 -3.6 -0.054 2.28 S-Jan. 2009 -3.6

Women's apparel

1.273 -3.5 -0.044 2.46 S-Jan. 2009 -3.6

Women's outerwear

0.123 3.6 0.004 8.24 S-Nov. 2013 2.3

Women's dresses

0.167 1.6 0.003 12.36 S-Sep. 2014 0.1

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.588 -8.2 -0.049 2.48 S-EVER -

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

0.385 -0.3 -0.001 1.96 S-Apr. 2013 -0.4

Girls' apparel

0.242 -4.0 -0.010 5.18 S-Jan. 2014 -8.8

Footwear

0.732 2.8 0.020 1.28 L-Jul. 2013 2.9

Men's footwear

0.219 1.8 0.004 1.81 L-Sep. 2014 2.0

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.178 6.1 0.010 2.69 S-Jun. 2014 3.9

Women's footwear

0.335 1.7 0.005 1.95 L-Aug. 2013 3.0

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.136 0.4 0.001 1.92 S-Feb. 2014 -2.7

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.214 -4.3 -0.009 1.99 S-Jun. 2005 -4.5

Watches(8)

0.046 -1.0 0.000 3.43 S-Aug. 2013 -2.6

Jewelry(8)

0.168 -5.1 -0.009 2.26 S-Jun. 2005 -5.4

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

5.674 -0.9 -0.054 0.21 S-EVER -

New vehicles

3.529 0.5 0.018 0.30 S-Sep. 2014 0.3

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  0.6   0.27 - -

New cars(5)

  -0.1   0.25 S-Sep. 2014 -0.4

New trucks(13)(5)

  1.3   0.26 - -

Used cars and trucks

1.606 -4.2 -0.070 0.29 S-Aug. 2009 -5.4

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.430 -0.7 -0.003 0.37 - -

Tires

0.282 -1.9 -0.005 0.49 S-Jul. 2014 -2.0

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.149 1.7 0.003 0.64 L-Oct. 2013 2.1

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  1.5   0.57 L-Apr. 2014 1.5

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  2.4   0.86 L-Oct. 2014 2.7

Medical care commodities

1.751 4.8 0.081 0.84 L-Jan. 1993 4.8

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.675 5.0 0.081 0.88 L-EVER -

Prescription drugs

1.328 6.4 0.081 1.06 L-Aug. 1992 6.4

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.348 -0.2 -0.001 0.78 L-Sep. 2014 0.6

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.076 0.9 0.001 0.84 L-Apr. 2013 1.6

Recreation commodities(11)

2.004 -2.6 -0.053 0.41 L-Oct. 2014 -2.2

Video and audio products(11)

0.291 -10.5 -0.034 0.58 S-Dec. 2010 -10.5

Televisions

0.135 -16.7 -0.027 1.06 S-Apr. 2013 -17.4

Other video equipment(4)

0.030 -0.8 0.000 2.08 S-Jun. 2014 -1.4

Audio equipment

0.067 -7.3 -0.005 1.23 L-Oct. 2014 -6.3

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.043 -3.6 -0.002 1.19 S-Oct. 2014 -3.6

Pets and pet products

0.655 0.3 0.002 0.67 L-Dec. 2013 0.3

Pet food(4)(5)

  0.4   0.76 L-Jan. 2014 0.7

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

  0.4   1.15 L-Jun. 2012 0.7

Sporting goods

0.401 -2.2 -0.009 0.95 S-Jul. 2014 -2.2

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.181 -1.1 -0.002 1.13 S-Jul. 2014 -1.6

Sports equipment

0.215 -3.1 -0.007 1.58 S-Oct. 2013 -3.2

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.059 -2.2 -0.001 1.92 S-Jun. 2014 -2.4

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

  23.4   2.36 L-EVER -

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -6.1   2.83 S-Jul. 2014 -6.4

Recreational reading materials

0.218 2.2 0.005 0.97 L-Oct. 2014 2.7

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.122 4.8 0.006 1.36 L-Oct. 2014 5.4

Recreational books(4)

0.095 -0.9 -0.001 1.38 S-Sep. 2014 -1.3

Other recreational goods(4)

0.379 -3.8 -0.015 1.25 L-Feb. 2014 -3.6

Toys

0.275 -5.4 -0.016 1.48 L-Mar. 2014 -5.4

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

  -2.9   2.14 L-Mar. 2014 -2.6

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.051 0.1 0.000 2.78 L-May 2014 0.3

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.042 2.4 0.001 2.30 - -

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.613 -4.9 -0.032 0.69 S-EVER -

Educational books and supplies

0.200 4.6 0.009 1.03 L-Sep. 2014 4.6

College textbooks(14)(5)

  5.0   0.95 L-Sep. 2014 5.1

Information technology commodities(11)

0.413 -9.0 -0.041 0.93 S-Apr. 2012 -9.6

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.276 -10.5 -0.032 1.23 S-Jul. 2013 -10.6

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.068 -1.2 -0.001 3.85 L-Jul. 2009 -1.1

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

0.068 -9.9 -0.008 1.61 L-Oct. 2014 -5.8

Alcoholic beverages

1.012 1.3 0.013 0.30 S-Oct. 2014 1.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.596 0.7 0.004 0.42 S-Oct. 2014 0.7

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.273 0.7 0.002 0.49 S-Jul. 2014 0.4

Distilled spirits at home

0.073 0.9 0.001 0.68 S-Oct. 2014 0.8

Whiskey at home(5)

  1.5   1.23 L-Oct. 2014 1.6

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  0.8   0.73 L-Jan. 2014 1.1

Wine at home

0.250 0.6 0.001 0.82 S-Oct. 2014 0.3

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.416 2.2 0.009 0.41 L-Dec. 2013 2.3

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

  2.1   0.60 S-Oct. 2014 1.8

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  2.0   0.86 L-Dec. 2013 2.4

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  2.2   0.68 L-Jan. 2014 2.3

Other goods(11)

1.621 1.3 0.022 0.35 S-Nov. 2013 1.2

Tobacco and smoking products

0.708 3.0 0.021 0.43 L-Jun. 2014 4.3

Cigarettes(4)

0.652 3.1 0.020 0.47 L-Jun. 2014 4.5

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.050 1.4 0.001 1.17 S-Oct. 2014 0.3

Personal care products

0.721 0.3 0.002 0.67 S-Mar. 2014 0.3

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

0.367 -0.3 -0.001 1.06 L-Oct. 2014 -0.3

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.346 1.0 0.003 0.90 S-Apr. 2014 0.9

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.192 -0.6 -0.001 1.02 L-Oct. 2014 0.4

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  0.0   1.31 L-Oct. 2014 1.2

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -0.7   1.70 L-Oct. 2013 -0.4

Services less energy services

57.953 2.4 1.393 0.10 S-Sep. 2014 2.4

Shelter

32.482 2.9 0.930 0.15 S-Aug. 2014 2.9

Rent of shelter(15)

32.113 2.9 0.910 0.15 S-Sep. 2014 2.9

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.099 3.4 0.236 0.17 S-Oct. 2014 3.3

Lodging away from home(4)

0.851 6.3 0.050 1.35 L-Oct. 2014 8.4

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

0.171 2.7 0.005 0.27 - -

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.680 7.3 0.046 1.66 L-Oct. 2014 9.8

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

24.163 2.6 0.624 0.17 S-Jun. 2014 2.6

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

22.752 2.6 0.587 0.17 S-Jun. 2014 2.6

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.369 5.6 0.020 0.94 L-Oct. 2014 5.6

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.210 4.6 0.054 0.83 L-May 2013 4.8

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.935 5.6 0.050 1.07 L-Mar. 2013 6.1

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.275 1.4 0.004 0.63 S-May 2012 1.4

Household operations(4)

0.845 2.8 0.023 0.39 S-Sep. 2014 2.7

Domestic services(4)

0.277 1.2 0.003 0.43 S-May 2012 1.2

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.278 4.4 0.012 0.39 - -

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.119 2.1 0.002 1.77 S-Jul. 2014 1.6

Repair of household items(4)

0.066 4.0 0.003 0.93 L-Oct. 2013 4.5

Medical care services

5.899 2.4 0.142 0.24 L-Jul. 2014 2.5

Professional services

3.011 1.7 0.052 0.26 S-Oct. 2014 1.5

Physicians' services(10)

1.578 1.5 0.023 0.43 - -

Dental services(10)

0.799 1.8 0.014 0.45 S-Dec. 1961 1.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.282 2.6 0.007 0.61 - -

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.352 2.0 0.007 0.38 L-Dec. 2013 2.1

Hospital and related services

2.139 4.5 0.094 0.39 L-Jul. 2014 5.5

Hospital services(10)(16)

1.835 4.9 0.087 0.44 L-Jul. 2014 6.0

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

  5.5   0.55 L-Jul. 2014 6.8

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

  4.5   0.88 L-Jul. 2014 5.6

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

0.173 2.9 0.005 0.40 S-Aug. 2014 2.9

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.131 1.8 0.002 0.39 L-Jan. 2012 1.9

Health insurance(7)

0.748 -0.5 -0.004 0.28 L-May 2014 -0.1

Transportation services

5.624 1.7 0.097 0.34 S-Sep. 2014 1.4

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.394 -0.1 -0.001 1.24 L-Dec. 2009 0.0

Car and truck rental(4)

0.071 0.0 0.000 2.04 S-Oct. 2014 -0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.161 2.1 0.024 0.30 - -

Motor vehicle body work

0.056 2.1 0.001 0.52 L-Aug. 2014 2.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.490 2.2 0.011 0.57 S-Oct. 2014 1.7

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.583 2.0 0.012 0.44 L-Oct. 2014 2.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.279 4.7 0.105 0.62 S-Oct. 2014 4.7

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.561 0.3 0.002 0.41 - -

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

0.311 -1.0 -0.003 0.59 S-Sep. 2014 -1.0

Parking and other fees(4)

0.232 2.2 0.005 0.48 L-May 2014 2.6

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  2.7   1.10 L-May 2014 3.3

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  -0.4   0.82 S-Sep. 2014 -1.5

Public transportation

1.159 -2.9 -0.033 0.72 S-Oct. 2009 -4.5

Airline fare

0.743 -4.7 -0.035 1.05 S-Jan. 2014 -4.8

Other intercity transportation

0.153 -0.7 -0.001 1.85 S-Oct. 2014 -2.1

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

           

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  3.8   2.00 L-Apr. 2013 7.4

Ship fare(4)(5)

  -1.9   1.88 S-Oct. 2014 -4.1

Intracity transportation

0.258 1.1 0.003 0.45 - -

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  1.1   1.80 - -

Recreation services(11)

3.721 1.5 0.054 0.47 L-Oct. 2014 1.5

Video and audio services(11)

1.550 1.8 0.028 0.38 L-Oct. 2014 1.9

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.459 2.2 0.031 0.40 L-Oct. 2014 2.4

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

0.090 -3.0 -0.003 1.66 L-Oct. 2013 -2.7

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -6.3   2.39 L-Jun. 2014 -6.2

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

  1.4   1.00 L-Sep. 2012 2.3

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.396 2.7 0.011 0.47 S-Nov. 2013 2.6

Pet services(4)(5)

  1.8   0.86 S-Aug. 2013 1.1

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  2.9   0.52 S-Nov. 2013 2.7

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.061 2.2 0.001 1.07 L-Sep. 2014 2.6

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  1.1   0.64 - -

Film processing(4)(5)

  3.8   1.03 L-Nov. 2011 3.9

Other recreation services(4)

1.714 0.8 0.014 0.91 L-Oct. 2014 0.8

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

0.602 0.4 0.002 1.23 S-Oct. 2014 0.2

Admissions

0.632 0.7 0.004 1.50 L-Oct. 2014 1.2

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

  0.4   1.21 L-Oct. 2014 1.6

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  2.7   1.53 L-Jul. 2014 3.7

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.210 2.0 0.004 1.41 S-Sep. 2014 1.8

Education and communication services(11)

6.425 0.9 0.060 0.23 S-EVER -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.106 3.2 0.097 0.34 S-Sep. 2014 3.2

College tuition and fees

1.844 3.4 0.062 0.50 S-Sep. 2014 3.4

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.375 4.0 0.014 0.44 - -

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.722 2.2 0.016 0.43 S-Jul. 2014 2.1

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.039 1.8 0.001 0.98 S-Sep. 2014 1.7

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.144 3.8 0.005 0.48 S-Dec. 2012 3.8

Postage

0.129 4.1 0.005 0.51 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.014 1.1 0.000 0.50 S-Nov. 2009 -6.6

Telephone services(4)

2.454 -2.1 -0.054 0.32 S-Feb. 2005 -2.1

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.623 -4.0 -0.069 0.39 S-Sep. 2011 -4.2

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.830 1.8 0.015 0.59 L-Sep. 2014 2.3

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.709 1.6 0.012 1.01 S-Sep. 2014 1.3

Other personal services(11)

1.747 1.9 0.033 0.35 - -

Personal care services

0.631 1.5 0.010 0.58 L-Oct. 2014 1.6

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.631 1.5 0.010 0.58 L-Oct. 2014 1.6

Miscellaneous personal services

1.116 2.1 0.023 0.40 S-Oct. 2014 2.0

Legal services(8)

0.315 1.4 0.005 0.75 S-Oct. 2014 1.4

Funeral expenses(8)

0.172 1.2 0.002 0.41 S-EVER -

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.275 2.2 0.006 0.44 S-Jul. 2014 1.8

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.033 1.8 0.001 0.99 S-Mar. 2014 1.5

Financial services(8)

0.226 3.5 0.008 1.00 L-May 2013 4.1

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

  0.1   3.68 L-May 2014 4.2

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

  6.1   0.85 L-May 2012 6.4

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.869 0.3 0.283 0.09 S-Oct. 2009 -0.1

All items less shelter

67.518 -0.3 -0.173 0.10 S-Oct. 2009 -0.6

All items less food and shelter

53.387 -1.2 -0.646 0.11 S-Sep. 2009 -2.7

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.943 0.7 0.309 0.13 S-Feb. 2004 0.7

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

43.337 0.9 0.379 0.14 - -

All items less medical care

92.350 0.6 0.534 0.08 S-Oct. 2009 -0.4

All items less energy

91.557 1.9 1.712 0.08 - -

Commodities

38.294 -2.0 -0.775 0.13 S-Sep. 2009 -4.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.866 -0.5 -0.085 0.27 S-Feb. 2014 -0.5

Commodities less food

24.163 -5.0 -1.248 0.18 S-Sep. 2009 -6.2

Commodities less food and beverages

23.151 -5.2 -1.261 0.19 S-Sep. 2009 -6.6

Services

61.706 2.5 1.532 0.11 - -

Services less rent of shelter(15)

29.593 2.1 0.622 0.14 L-Aug. 2014 2.3

Services less medical care services

55.807 2.5 1.390 0.11 - -

Durables

8.942 -2.0 -0.183 0.17 S-Apr. 2009 -2.0

Nondurables

29.352 -2.0 -0.592 0.15 S-Oct. 2009 -2.6

Nondurables less food

15.221 -6.7 -1.065 0.25 S-Sep. 2009 -9.5

Nondurables less food and beverages

14.209 -7.3 -1.078 0.27 S-Sep. 2009 -10.3

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.749 -8.9 -1.010 0.17 S-Sep. 2009 -13.6

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.761 -8.0 -0.997 0.16 S-Sep. 2009 -12.4

Housing

41.873 2.5 1.044 0.14 S-Apr. 2014 2.5

Education and communication(4)

7.037 0.4 0.029 0.21 S-Jul. 1999 0.4

Education(4)

3.306 3.3 0.106 0.32 - -

Communication(4)

3.731 -2.0 -0.078 0.27 S-Feb. 2007 -2.0

Information and information processing(4)

3.588 -2.2 -0.083 0.28 S-Sep. 2011 -2.3

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.134 -2.5 -0.029 0.71 S-Mar. 2014 -3.0

Recreation(4)

5.725 0.0 0.001 0.31 L-Oct. 2014 0.2

Video and audio(4)

1.841 -0.3 -0.006 0.35 L-Oct. 2014 0.1

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.050 1.2 0.012 0.45 L-Dec. 2013 1.3

Photography(4)

0.122 0.0 0.000 1.17 S-Apr. 2014 0.0

Food and beverages

15.143 3.3 0.487 0.10 L-Feb. 2012 3.8

Domestically produced farm food

7.017 4.1 0.285 0.18 L-Feb. 2012 4.7

Other services

11.893 1.2 0.147 0.20 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.729 -3.2 -0.088 1.35 S-May 2003 -3.5

Fuels and utilities

5.209 3.0 0.155 0.36 L-Oct. 2014 3.1

Household energy

3.999 2.5 0.101 0.39 L-Oct. 2014 2.8

Medical care

7.650 3.0 0.223 0.28 L-Mar. 2013 3.1

Transportation

15.743 -6.2 -1.013 0.14 S-Sep. 2009 -9.8

Private transportation

14.584 -6.4 -0.980 0.14 S-Sep. 2009 -9.9

New and used motor vehicles(4)

5.709 -0.9 -0.052 0.22 S-May 2009 -1.1

Utilities and public transportation

10.034 1.4 0.137 0.24 L-Oct. 2014 1.4

Household furnishings and operations

4.181 -0.9 -0.040 0.24 S-Sep. 2014 -1.4

Other goods and services

3.368 1.6 0.054 0.26 S-Sep. 2014 1.6

Personal care

2.660 1.3 0.034 0.32 S-Jun. 2014 1.2

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: January 16, 2015