Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U. S. city average, by expenditure category

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

All items

100.000 236.119 237.111 238.132 0.9 0.4 0.0 -0.2 0.1

Food

14.031 246.045 248.800 247.978 0.8 -0.3 0.0 0.2 -0.2

Food at home

8.233 241.588 242.062 240.329 -0.5 -0.7 -0.2 0.2 -0.5

Cereals and bakery products

1.101 273.812 274.801 273.162 -0.2 -0.6 -0.2 0.2 -0.6

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.842 260.077 251.290 250.837 -3.6 -0.2 -1.3 -0.1 -0.3

Dairy and related products

0.840 224.449 219.732 218.131 -2.8 -0.7 -0.2 0.0 -0.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.432 289.858 306.778 298.162 2.9 -2.8 1.3 0.8 -1.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.985 167.706 169.248 168.187 0.3 -0.6 -0.2 0.6 -0.3

Other food at home

2.033 208.463 209.385 209.743 0.6 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.4

Food away from home(1)

5.798 254.108 260.319 260.883 2.7 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2

Energy

6.379 204.731 172.061 179.017 -12.6 4.0 -2.8 -6.0 0.9

Energy commodities

2.789 221.577 159.404 174.500 -21.2 9.5 -4.8 -12.5 1.9

Fuel oil(1)

0.084 295.603 189.373 192.617 -34.8 1.7 -6.5 -2.9 1.7

Motor fuel

2.618 216.691 155.361 171.050 -21.1 10.1 -4.8 -12.9 2.2

Gasoline (all types)

2.577 215.442 154.564 170.356 -20.9 10.2 -4.8 -13.0 2.2

Energy services(2)

3.591 197.727 191.532 191.203 -3.3 -0.2 -0.7 0.1 0.2

Electricity(2)

2.837 205.894 202.528 202.487 -1.7 0.0 -0.7 -0.2 0.4

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.754 170.592 155.981 154.822 -9.2 -0.7 -0.6 1.0 -0.7

All items less food and energy

79.589 241.067 245.680 246.358 2.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.746 146.887 145.856 146.367 -0.4 0.4 0.2 0.3 -0.2

Apparel

3.163 128.245 125.567 127.427 -0.6 1.5 0.6 1.6 -1.1

New vehicles

3.770 147.574 148.268 148.227 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.0

Used cars and trucks

2.118 147.023 144.024 146.178 -0.6 1.5 0.1 0.2 -0.1

Medical care commodities

1.834 353.995 361.435 362.386 2.4 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.3

Alcoholic beverages

0.965 239.437 242.437 242.230 1.2 -0.1 0.5 0.2 0.0

Tobacco and smoking products

0.655 919.240 951.247 953.512 3.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.5

Services less energy services

59.844 298.612 306.932 307.703 3.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2

Shelter

33.308 276.360 284.435 285.196 3.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.755 283.130 292.777 293.489 3.7 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

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

24.281 283.244 291.505 292.080 3.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Medical care services

6.654 472.645 489.432 489.520 3.6 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.1

Physicians' services(2)

1.685 363.531 372.091 372.672 2.5 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

Hospital services(2)(4)

2.234 287.420 301.007 300.303 4.5 -0.2 0.4 0.5 -0.2

Transportation services

5.891 288.349 295.533 296.363 2.8 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.165 268.907 273.072 273.980 1.9 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3

Motor vehicle insurance

2.388 455.373 477.297 478.644 5.1 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.6

Airline fare

0.679 287.362 283.520 283.584 -1.3 0.0 1.2 0.1 -0.9

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.

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