Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, 1-month analysis table

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, July 2015, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jun.
2015
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jun. 2015-
Jul. 2015
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Jun. 2015-
Jul. 2015(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.1   0.04 S-Apr. 2015 0.1

Food

14.068 0.2 0.024 0.08 S-May 2015 0.0

Food at home

8.258 0.3 0.022 0.12 S-May 2015 -0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.135 0.2 0.002 0.27 S-May 2015 -0.1

Cereals and cereal products

0.374 -0.6 -0.002 0.44 S-Apr. 2014 -0.7

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.049 -1.3 -0.001 0.64 S-Mar. 2015 -1.5

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.194 0.1 0.000 0.71 L-May 2015 0.2

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.131 -0.6 -0.001 0.67 S-Dec. 2014 -1.1

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  0.0   0.83 S-Apr. 2015 -0.1

Bakery products

0.762 0.7 0.005 0.31 L-Apr. 2013 0.7

Bread(5)

0.227 -0.5 -0.001 0.57 S-Apr. 2015 -1.1

White bread(4)(6)

  0.3   0.81 - -

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  -0.5   0.88 S-May 2015 -0.9

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

0.113 1.2 0.001 0.69 L-Feb. 2014 1.3

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.187 0.3 0.001 0.64 S-Apr. 2015 -1.6

Cookies(4)(6)

  0.6   0.97 S-Apr. 2015 -2.4

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  0.1   0.86 S-Apr. 2015 -1.0

Other bakery products

0.234 1.4 0.003 0.66 L-May 2011 1.9

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

  1.0   0.84 L-Apr. 2015 1.1

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  0.7   1.25 S-May 2015 -0.9

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

  1.5   0.88 L-Apr. 2015 2.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.983 0.2 0.003 0.22 S-May 2015 -0.5

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.838 -0.1 -0.001 0.24 S-May 2015 -0.7

Meats

1.198 0.1 0.001 0.27 S-May 2015 -0.4

Beef and veal(4)

0.585 -0.4 -0.002 0.40 S-Apr. 2013 -0.5

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.235 -1.0 -0.002 0.55 S-Aug. 2011 -1.0

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.084 -0.3 0.000 0.87 S-Jan. 2015 -1.1

Uncooked beef steaks(4)(5)

0.213 0.0 0.000 0.70 S-Jan. 2015 -0.7

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.052 0.5 0.000 0.81 S-May 2015 -2.5

Pork

0.346 0.5 0.002 0.47 L-Aug. 2014 1.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.131 0.9 0.001 0.76 L-May 2014 3.2

Bacon and related products(6)

  1.9   0.95 L-May 2014 4.2

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  0.6   0.94 L-Jan. 2015 0.6

Ham

0.073 -0.7 -0.001 0.91 L-Feb. 2015 0.4

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  -0.9   1.16 L-May 2015 -0.9

Pork chops

0.059 2.1 0.001 1.17 L-Aug. 2014 3.1

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.084 -0.2 0.000 1.01 S-Apr. 2015 -4.4

Other meats

0.267 0.7 0.002 0.48 L-Feb. 2015 0.7

Frankfurters(6)

  0.1   1.56 S-May 2015 -0.2

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

  0.8   0.62 L-Jan. 2015 1.4

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  2.6   1.72 L-Mar. 2015 3.3

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

  2.9   2.54 L-Mar. 2015 3.5

Poultry

0.357 -0.6 -0.002 0.63 S-May 2015 -1.5

Chicken(4)(5)

0.289 -0.7 -0.002 0.76 S-May 2015 -2.4

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  -1.4   1.42 S-Oct. 2014 -1.8

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  -0.5   0.72 S-May 2015 -3.0

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.069 0.4 0.000 0.78 L-May 2015 0.7

Fish and seafood(4)

0.283 -0.2 -0.001 0.54 L-Apr. 2015 0.0

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.145 -1.2 -0.002 0.87 S-May 2015 -1.3

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.138 0.8 0.001 0.53 L-Apr. 2015 1.0

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  1.6   0.88 L-Apr. 2015 2.1

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  1.5   0.75 L-Apr. 2015 1.5

Eggs

0.144 3.3 0.005 0.62 S-May 2015 2.6

Dairy and related products(4)

0.845 0.8 0.007 0.26 L-Mar. 2014 1.0

Milk(4)(5)

0.255 1.4 0.004 0.33 L-Mar. 2014 1.8

Fresh whole milk(4)(6)

  1.6   0.53 L-Mar. 2014 2.2

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

  1.4   0.45 L-Dec. 2014 1.5

Cheese and related products

0.272 1.1 0.003 0.46 L-May 2014 1.9

Ice cream and related products

0.118 0.3 0.000 0.83 - -

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.200 0.2 0.000 0.57 - -

Fruits and vegetables

1.318 0.3 0.003 0.37 L-May 2015 0.3

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.011 0.2 0.002 0.46 L-May 2015 0.4

Fresh fruits

0.541 1.1 0.006 0.64 L-Oct. 2014 1.4

Apples

0.086 -2.2 -0.002 1.11 S-Sep. 2014 -2.4

Bananas

0.085 0.2 0.000 0.62 L-May 2015 0.3

Citrus fruits(5)

0.155 0.8 0.001 1.44 L-May 2015 1.6

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  1.0   1.41 L-May 2015 1.5

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.215 1.5 0.003 1.08 L-Feb. 2015 1.6

Fresh vegetables

0.470 -0.8 -0.004 0.59 S-Feb. 2015 -2.0

Potatoes

0.079 0.3 0.000 1.14 L-May 2015 2.4

Lettuce

0.068 -3.1 -0.002 1.44 S-Mar. 2015 -4.8

Tomatoes(4)

0.081 1.0 0.001 1.42 L-Dec. 2014 9.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.242 -1.4 -0.003 0.74 S-Jan. 2015 -2.8

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.307 0.4 0.001 0.49 L-Apr. 2015 0.8

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.160 1.1 0.002 0.76 L-Apr. 2015 1.2

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  0.4   0.86 L-May 2015 0.5

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  1.8   1.02 L-Nov. 2013 2.6

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.089 -0.1 0.000 0.86 L-May 2015 1.4

Frozen vegetables(6)

  -0.2   1.07 L-May 2015 2.0

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.058 0.5 0.000 0.73 L-Apr. 2015 1.6

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

  -0.3   0.79 S-Mar. 2015 -1.6

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.939 0.4 0.004 0.34 L-Apr. 2015 0.5

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.686 0.2 0.001 0.43 L-Apr. 2015 0.7

Carbonated drinks

0.281 0.9 0.002 0.68 L-Apr. 2013 1.1

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.014 0.6 0.000 0.64 L-Apr. 2015 0.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.391 -0.3 -0.001 0.61 S-May 2015 -0.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.253 0.6 0.002 0.44 L-Jan. 2015 0.7

Coffee

0.157 1.0 0.002 0.59 L-Apr. 2015 1.4

Roasted coffee(6)

  1.0   0.64 L-Apr. 2015 1.6

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  0.3   1.03 L-Feb. 2015 2.2

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.096 -0.2 0.000 0.62 S-May 2015 -0.8

Other food at home

2.039 0.2 0.003 0.23 S-May 2015 0.1

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.302 0.5 0.001 0.58 L-May 2015 1.1

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.057 0.7 0.000 0.62 L-Apr. 2015 1.5

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.185 0.5 0.001 0.89 L-May 2015 1.6

Other sweets(5)

0.060 -0.2 0.000 0.63 S-Mar. 2015 -0.8

Fats and oils

0.239 -0.6 -0.002 0.42 S-Mar. 2015 -1.0

Butter and margarine(5)

0.073 -0.1 0.000 0.65 S-May 2015 -1.4

Butter(6)

  1.7   0.92 L-Oct. 2014 5.3

Margarine(6)

  -1.3   1.02 S-Mar. 2015 -2.7

Salad dressing(5)

0.060 -0.5 0.000 0.82 L-May 2015 1.1

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.106 -0.8 -0.001 0.62 S-Oct. 2014 -0.8

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  -2.8   1.00 S-Aug. 2010 -3.0

Other foods

1.498 0.2 0.003 0.28 S-May 2015 0.0

Soups

0.101 -0.4 0.000 1.02 S-May 2015 -1.2

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.281 0.2 0.001 0.63 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Snacks(4)

0.330 0.0 0.000 0.66 S-May 2015 -0.1

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.298 -0.3 -0.001 0.59 S-May 2015 -0.3

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

  -0.7   0.93 S-Jan. 2015 -1.3

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

  3.8   1.56 L-Sep. 2014 5.6

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  -1.6   0.87 S-Apr. 2014 -1.6

Other condiments(6)

  0.4   0.97 L-Apr. 2015 1.7

Baby food(4)(5)

0.053 0.4 0.000 0.38 L-May 2015 0.8

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.434 0.5 0.002 0.51 L-Dec. 2014 0.5

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  1.1   0.55 L-Feb. 2015 1.1

Food away from home(4)

5.810 0.0 0.001 0.06 S-Jul. 2010 0.0

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.810 0.3 0.008 0.07 S-May 2015 0.1

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.403 0.1 0.003 0.10 L-May 2015 0.3

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.209 -4.0 -0.008 0.16 S-EVER -

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

           

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

0.064 0.0 0.000 0.34 L-May 2015 0.3

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.325 -0.1 0.000 0.11 S-Oct. 2014 -0.1

Energy

8.318 0.1 0.005 0.15 S-Apr. 2015 -1.3

Energy commodities

4.466 0.7 0.028 0.12 S-Apr. 2015 -1.9

Fuel oil and other fuels(4)

0.203 -3.1 -0.006 0.53 S-Apr. 2015 -6.1

Fuel oil(4)

0.121 -3.4 -0.004 0.37 S-Apr. 2015 -8.4

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

0.082 -2.2 -0.002 0.78 S-Jan. 2015 -7.7

Motor fuel

4.263 0.8 0.035 0.12 S-Apr. 2015 -1.7

Gasoline (all types)

4.199 0.9 0.036 0.12 S-Apr. 2015 -1.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  0.7   0.38 S-Apr. 2015 -1.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  1.4   0.36 S-Apr. 2015 -1.8

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  1.3   0.31 S-Apr. 2015 -1.9

Other motor fuels(5)

0.064 -2.0 -0.001 0.12 S-Apr. 2015 -3.2

Energy services(11)

3.853 -0.6 -0.024 0.28 S-May 2015 -1.0

Electricity(11)

3.079 -0.4 -0.013 0.35 S-May 2015 -1.2

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.773 -1.4 -0.011 0.28 S-Apr. 2015 -2.6

All items less food and energy

77.613 0.1 0.103 0.04 S-May 2015 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.270 -0.1 -0.027 0.09 - -

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.299 -0.2 -0.007 0.16 L-Apr. 2015 0.5

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

0.263 -0.6 -0.002 0.56 S-May 2015 -0.7

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.047 0.0 0.000 0.41 S-May 2015 -0.3

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.049 -0.5 0.000 0.50 L-Apr. 2015 2.5

Other linens(4)(5)

0.166 -0.9 -0.001 0.83 S-Dec. 2014 -2.8

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.761 -0.6 -0.005 0.31 S-May 2015 -0.7

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.265 -1.5 -0.004 0.47 S-Sep. 2013 -2.0

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

0.359 -0.1 0.000 0.50 S-May 2015 -0.7

Other furniture(5)

0.127 0.3 0.000 0.61 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

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

           

Appliances(5)

0.267 -1.0 -0.003 0.46 S-Nov. 2014 -1.1

Major appliances(5)

0.144 -1.8 -0.003 0.67 S-Nov. 2014 -1.8

Laundry equipment(6)

  -2.9   0.95 S-Nov. 2014 -3.7

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.119 0.0 0.000 0.66 S-May 2015 -0.2

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.472 -0.5 -0.002 0.51 L-Apr. 2015 0.2

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.250 0.2 0.000 0.88 L-Apr. 2015 0.3

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.107 -1.6 -0.002 0.50 S-Jun. 2004 -1.6

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.043 0.0 0.000 1.23 L-Apr. 2015 1.1

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.072 0.0 0.000 0.42 L-May 2015 0.0

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.703 -0.4 -0.003 0.25 S-Jan. 2015 -0.6

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.186 -0.5 -0.001 0.39 S-Nov. 2014 -0.5

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.365 -0.5 -0.002 0.32 S-Jan. 2015 -0.8

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.834 0.0 0.000 0.26 L-Apr. 2015 0.0

Household cleaning products(5)

0.331 0.4 0.001 0.45 L-Apr. 2015 0.5

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.243 0.2 0.000 0.43 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.260 -0.3 -0.001 0.41 S-May 2015 -0.3

Apparel

3.317 0.3 0.010 0.41 L-Mar. 2015 0.5

Men's and boys' apparel

0.848 -1.2 -0.010 0.74 S-Apr. 2015 -1.6

Men's apparel

0.669 -1.2 -0.008 0.80 S-Apr. 2015 -2.1

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.109 1.1 0.001 2.00 S-Apr. 2015 -4.5

Men's furnishings

0.187 -1.7 -0.003 0.89 - -

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.191 -3.3 -0.006 1.56 S-Apr. 2015 -3.3

Men's pants and shorts

0.174 -0.3 -0.001 1.57 S-Apr. 2015 -0.9

Boys' apparel

0.180 -2.2 -0.004 1.48 S-Aug. 2014 -3.9

Women's and girls' apparel

1.413 0.8 0.011 0.73 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

Women's apparel

1.197 0.7 0.009 0.78 L-Mar. 2015 0.7

Women's outerwear

0.096 2.5 0.003 2.43 L-Apr. 2015 2.6

Women's dresses

0.149 1.4 0.002 2.38 L-Oct. 2014 3.1

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.562 0.4 0.002 0.97 L-Apr. 2015 1.4

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

0.381 0.2 0.001 0.92 S-May 2015 -1.2

Girls' apparel

0.216 1.1 0.002 1.83 L-Jan. 2015 4.9

Footwear

0.711 0.8 0.006 0.73 L-Mar. 2015 1.0

Men's footwear(4)

0.216 0.3 0.001 1.07 L-May 2015 0.4

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.173 0.1 0.000 1.10 L-May 2015 1.9

Women's footwear

0.322 2.4 0.008 1.17 L-Jan. 2006 2.6

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.132 0.6 0.001 0.98 S-May 2015 0.0

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.212 1.1 0.002 0.78 L-Sep. 2012 1.2

Watches(4)(9)

0.047 0.2 0.000 0.87 S-May 2015 -0.4

Jewelry(9)

0.166 1.3 0.002 0.96 L-Aug. 2012 2.2

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

5.724 -0.3 -0.017 0.09 S-Nov. 2014 -0.3

New vehicles

3.525 -0.2 -0.007 0.14 S-Jun. 2014 -0.3

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  -0.2   0.12 S-Jun. 2014 -0.3

New cars(6)

  -0.4   0.14 S-Apr. 2010 -0.4

New trucks(14)(6)

  0.0   0.13 S-Jan. 2015 -0.4

Used cars and trucks

1.665 -0.6 -0.010 0.01 S-Dec. 2014 -0.8

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.425 0.0 0.000 0.21 L-May 2015 0.2

Tires(4)

0.278 0.1 0.000 0.29 L-May 2015 0.3

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.147 -0.2 0.000 0.27 - -

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

  0.0   0.24 - -

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

  0.2   0.52 L-Apr. 2015 1.3

Medical care commodities

1.767 0.1 0.002 0.21 L-May 2015 0.4

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.693 0.2 0.004 0.22 L-Mar. 2015 0.2

Prescription drugs

1.351 0.1 0.001 0.24 S-Jan. 2015 -0.2

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.342 0.7 0.002 0.47 L-Feb. 2015 1.0

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.075 -0.4 0.000 0.39 - -

Recreation commodities(12)

1.960 -0.3 -0.006 0.17 S-Jan. 2015 -0.5

Video and audio products(12)

0.281 -1.0 -0.003 0.35 S-Apr. 2015 -1.1

Televisions

0.127 -1.5 -0.002 0.60 S-Apr. 2015 -2.6

Other video equipment(4)(5)

0.029 -1.5 0.000 0.78 S-Dec. 2014 -4.5

Audio equipment

0.065 -0.8 -0.001 0.55 S-Jan. 2015 -1.0

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

0.043 0.1 0.000 0.62 L-May 2015 0.8

Pets and pet products(4)

0.645 -1.2 -0.007 0.30 S-EVER -

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  -2.0   0.33 S-EVER -

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

  -0.5   0.43 S-Jan. 2015 -0.6

Sporting goods(4)

0.393 0.8 0.003 0.31 L-Apr. 2015 0.8

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.182 0.8 0.002 0.43 L-Apr. 2015 1.8

Sports equipment

0.206 1.1 0.002 0.44 L-Apr. 2012 1.5

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.055 1.0 0.001 0.96 L-Aug. 2014 1.2

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

  -0.3   0.64 S-Apr. 2015 -1.7

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  1.3   1.06 L-Aug. 2014 1.4

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.217 0.4 0.001 0.48 L-May 2015 0.9

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.121 1.2 0.001 0.68 L-May 2015 1.7

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.094 -0.6 -0.001 0.59 S-Dec. 2014 -0.8

Other recreational goods(5)

0.369 0.0 0.000 0.48 L-Apr. 2015 0.2

Toys

0.268 -0.5 -0.001 0.59 L-Apr. 2015 0.1

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

  -1.0   0.68 S-Feb. 2015 -2.8

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

0.050 1.1 0.001 1.32 L-Mar. 2015 1.1

Music instruments and accessories(5)

0.041 1.9 0.001 0.42 L-EVER -

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.591 0.0 0.000 0.30 L-Jul. 2014 0.0

Educational books and supplies

0.200 0.7 0.001 0.45 L-Mar. 2015 0.7

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  0.7   0.41 L-Jan. 2015 0.8

Information technology commodities(12)

0.391 -0.4 -0.001 0.40 L-May 2015 -0.1

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.262 -0.3 -0.001 0.49 L-May 2015 -0.3

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.067 -1.5 -0.001 0.82 S-Dec. 2013 -1.7

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

0.062 0.6 0.000 0.84 L-Jul. 2014 0.7

Alcoholic beverages

0.999 0.0 0.000 0.16 L-May 2015 0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.584 0.0 0.000 0.23 L-May 2015 0.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.268 0.0 0.000 0.28 S-Feb. 2015 -0.5

Distilled spirits at home(4)

0.072 0.3 0.000 0.39 L-May 2015 0.3

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

  0.1   0.40 L-Apr. 2015 0.2

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(6)

  -0.4   0.55 L-May 2015 0.3

Wine at home

0.244 0.1 0.000 0.44 L-Mar. 2015 0.3

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.415 0.0 0.000 0.18 L-May 2015 0.4

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

  0.1   0.15 L-May 2015 0.1

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

  0.2   0.24 L-May 2015 0.5

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

  -0.1   0.20 S-Mar. 2015 -0.3

Other goods(12)

1.612 -0.1 -0.002 0.18 S-Apr. 2015 -0.3

Tobacco and smoking products

0.716 0.0 0.000 0.16 S-Apr. 2015 0.0

Cigarettes(5)

0.661 0.0 0.000 0.17 S-Apr. 2015 -0.1

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.050 0.2 0.000 0.53 S-May 2015 -0.6

Personal care products(4)

0.711 -0.1 -0.001 0.31 L-Feb. 2015 -0.1

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

0.365 0.0 0.000 0.46 L-May 2015 0.0

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

0.339 -0.3 -0.001 0.40 S-May 2015 -0.3

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.185 -0.6 -0.001 0.44 L-May 2015 0.4

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  -0.9   0.54 S-Mar. 2015 -1.5

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

  -0.3   0.51 L-Mar. 2015 0.9

Services less energy services

58.343 0.2 0.123 0.04 S-May 2015 0.2

Shelter

32.759 0.4 0.117 0.06 L-Feb. 2007 0.4

Rent of shelter(16)

32.387 0.3 0.110 0.06 - -

Rent of primary residence(11)

7.148 0.3 0.024 0.04 S-May 2015 0.3

Lodging away from home(5)

0.937 2.5 0.022 1.89 L-Nov. 2013 2.9

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

0.170 0.6 0.001 0.04 L-Aug. 2009 0.6

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.767 3.0 0.021 2.30 L-Nov. 2013 3.5

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

24.302 0.3 0.070 0.03 S-May 2015 0.3

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

22.883 0.3 0.065 0.03 S-May 2015 0.3

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.372 0.3 0.001 0.31 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.222 0.1 0.002 0.13 S-Jan. 2015 0.1

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.948 0.1 0.001 0.16 S-Aug. 2013 0.0

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.274 0.1 0.000 0.17 L-May 2015 0.3

Household operations(4)(5)

0.853 0.1 0.000 0.14 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.276 0.0 0.000 0.12 - -

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.280 0.0 0.000 0.09 - -

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.123 0.4 0.000 0.59 S-Mar. 2015 -0.2

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.067 -0.7 0.000 0.12 S-Sep. 2012 -0.7

Medical care services

5.938 0.1 0.009 0.08 L-May 2015 0.2

Professional services

3.019 0.3 0.008 0.10 L-Apr. 2015 0.3

Physicians' services(11)

1.586 0.2 0.004 0.13 - -

Dental services(11)

0.808 0.3 0.003 0.11 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.279 -0.6 -0.002 0.38 S-Jan. 2015 -0.8

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.347 0.2 0.001 0.14 L-May 2015 0.2

Hospital and related services

2.170 0.0 -0.001 0.11 L-May 2015 0.5

Hospital services(11)(17)

1.864 -0.1 -0.001 0.12 L-May 2015 0.5

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

  0.3   0.21 L-May 2015 0.4

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

  -0.3   0.20 L-May 2015 0.6

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

0.175 0.1 0.000 0.10 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

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

0.131 0.0 0.000 0.10 S-Apr. 2015 0.0

Health insurance(4)(8)

0.749 0.1 0.000 0.08 L-May 2015 0.1

Transportation services

5.677 -0.2 -0.014 0.14 S-Aug. 2014 -0.3

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.381 0.0 0.000 0.31 L-Mar. 2015 0.8

Car and truck rental(5)

0.072 1.8 0.001 1.50 L-May 2015 2.6

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.160 0.1 0.001 0.17 - -

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.056 0.2 0.000 0.14 L-May 2015 0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.486 -0.2 -0.001 0.20 S-Feb. 2015 -0.2

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.586 0.2 0.001 0.27 - -

Motor vehicle insurance

2.308 0.6 0.014 0.23 L-Feb. 2015 0.9

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.560 1.4 0.008 0.11 L-Jan. 2012 1.4

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

0.309 2.3 0.007 0.08 L-Oct. 2009 3.2

Parking and other fees(5)

0.233 0.1 0.000 0.18 L-May 2015 0.2

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

  0.4   0.24 L-Feb. 2015 0.8

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

  -0.2   0.17 S-Sep. 2014 -0.7

Public transportation

1.195 -3.2 -0.037 0.36 S-Jul. 2014 -3.3

Airline fare

0.781 -5.6 -0.042 0.51 S-Dec. 1995 -6.8

Other intercity transportation

0.150 2.5 0.004 0.67 L-Sep. 2013 2.7

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

           

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

  2.2   1.12 S-May 2015 -1.0

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  3.8   0.79 L-Sep. 2013 4.0

Intracity transportation(4)

0.260 0.0 0.000 0.06 S-May 2015 0.0

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

  0.1   0.08 S-May 2015 0.0

Recreation services(12)

3.773 0.2 0.008 0.16 S-Mar. 2015 0.1

Video and audio services(12)

1.559 0.2 0.003 0.13 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.470 0.1 0.002 0.13 S-May 2015 -0.3

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

0.089 0.9 0.001 0.90 L-May 2015 1.2

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

  1.2   1.27 L-May 2015 1.8

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

  0.1   0.29 L-May 2015 0.6

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.403 0.2 0.001 0.11 S-Apr. 2015 0.1

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.12 S-Mar. 2015 -0.1

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  0.2   0.12 S-Apr. 2015 0.2

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.060 0.9 0.001 0.39 L-Oct. 2013 1.1

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  0.2   0.14 L-May 2015 0.4

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  1.6   0.57 L-May 2010 1.8

Other recreation services(5)

1.750 0.2 0.004 0.33 S-Feb. 2015 0.1

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

0.609 0.5 0.003 0.45 S-May 2015 0.3

Admissions(4)

0.655 -0.1 -0.001 0.55 L-May 2015 0.9

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

  0.2   0.52 L-Apr. 2015 0.4

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

  -0.9   0.66 S-Mar. 2014 -1.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.210 0.0 0.000 0.18 S-Apr. 2015 -0.4

Education and communication services(12)

6.359 0.0 0.000 0.07 S-May 2015 -0.1

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.108 0.0 0.001 0.08 S-Jul. 2014 0.0

College tuition and fees

1.835 0.0 0.001 0.12 S-Sep. 2014 -0.1

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.374 0.1 0.001 0.07 S-Jul. 2012 0.1

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.733 0.2 0.002 0.11 S-May 2015 0.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.039 0.2 0.000 0.10 L-May 2015 0.3

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.142 0.5 0.001 0.02 L-Feb. 2014 0.7

Postage(4)

0.128 0.4 0.000 0.00 - -

Delivery services(5)

0.014 1.5 0.000 0.18 L-Apr. 2013 1.6

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.400 0.2 0.006 0.10 L-Jan. 2014 0.4

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.560 0.3 0.004 0.12 L-Oct. 2012 0.3

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.840 0.1 0.001 0.13 S-Apr. 2015 -0.1

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.697 -1.1 -0.008 0.26 S-EVER -

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.763 0.0 0.000 0.08 S-Feb. 2015 -0.3

Personal care services(4)

0.639 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-Apr. 2015 0.1

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

0.639 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-Apr. 2015 0.1

Miscellaneous personal services

1.124 0.1 0.001 0.10 S-Apr. 2015 0.1

Legal services(9)

0.314 0.4 0.001 0.15 L-Jun. 2014 0.4

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.172 0.2 0.000 0.12 L-Apr. 2015 0.6

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.277 -0.2 0.000 0.11 S-Feb. 2013 -0.3

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

0.033 -0.4 0.000 0.17 S-Sep. 2014 -0.4

Financial services(4)(9)

0.233 -0.5 -0.001 0.28 S-Jun. 2014 -0.7

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

  -0.7   0.02 S-Apr. 2012 -1.1

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

  -0.6   0.39 S-Feb. 2015 -0.8

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

85.932 0.1 0.107 0.04 S-Apr. 2015 0.1

All items less shelter

67.241 0.0 0.015 0.04 S-Apr. 2015 0.0

All items less food and shelter

53.173 0.0 -0.009 0.05 S-Apr. 2015 0.0

All items less food, shelter, and energy

44.854 0.0 -0.014 0.05 S-Dec. 2014 0.0

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

43.189 0.0 -0.004 0.05 S-Dec. 2014 0.0

All items less medical care

92.295 0.1 0.121 0.04 S-Apr. 2015 0.1

All items less energy

91.682 0.1 0.127 0.03 S-May 2015 0.1

Commodities

37.805 0.1 0.025 0.06 S-Apr. 2015 -0.2

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.605 -0.1 -0.017 0.10 - -

Commodities less food

23.736 0.0 0.001 0.07 S-Apr. 2015 -0.3

Commodities less food and beverages

22.737 0.0 0.001 0.08 S-Apr. 2015 -0.3

Services

62.195 0.2 0.100 0.05 S-May 2015 0.2

Services less rent of shelter(16)

29.808 0.0 -0.007 0.07 S-May 2015 0.0

Services less medical care services

56.258 0.2 0.102 0.05 S-May 2015 0.1

Durables

8.932 -0.3 -0.027 0.08 S-Dec. 2014 -0.3

Nondurables

28.872 0.1 0.040 0.07 S-Apr. 2015 -0.4

Nondurables less food

14.804 0.1 0.015 0.11 S-Apr. 2015 -0.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

13.805 0.1 0.013 0.11 S-Apr. 2015 -0.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

10.488 0.1 0.015 0.08 S-Apr. 2015 -0.9

Nondurables less food and apparel

11.487 0.1 0.017 0.07 S-Apr. 2015 -0.8

Housing

42.189 0.2 0.081 0.06 - -

Education and communication(5)

6.950 0.0 0.000 0.07 S-May 2015 -0.1

Education(5)

3.308 0.1 0.003 0.08 S-Sep. 2014 0.1

Communication(5)

3.642 -0.1 -0.003 0.10 - -

Information and information processing(5)

3.500 -0.1 -0.004 0.10 - -

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.100 -0.8 -0.009 0.23 S-Jan. 2015 -1.1

Recreation(5)

5.733 0.0 0.002 0.12 S-Feb. 2015 0.0

Video and audio(5)

1.840 0.0 0.000 0.14 S-May 2015 -0.2

Pets, pet products and services(5)

1.048 -0.6 -0.007 0.20 S-EVER -

Photography(5)

0.116 1.0 0.001 0.54 L-Feb. 2013 1.0

Food and beverages

15.067 0.2 0.024 0.07 S-May 2015 0.0

Domestically produced farm food

6.951 0.3 0.018 0.13 S-May 2015 0.0

Other services

11.894 0.1 0.010 0.07 S-May 2015 0.1

Apparel less footwear

2.606 0.2 0.004 0.48 L-Mar. 2015 0.4

Fuels and utilities

5.278 -0.6 -0.029 0.21 S-May 2015 -0.7

Household energy

4.055 -0.8 -0.030 0.27 S-May 2015 -1.0

Medical care

7.705 0.1 0.010 0.08 L-May 2015 0.2

Transportation

15.664 0.0 0.004 0.06 S-Apr. 2015 -0.3

Private transportation

14.469 0.3 0.041 0.07 S-Apr. 2015 -0.3

New and used motor vehicles(5)

5.753 -0.3 -0.015 0.10 S-Nov. 2014 -0.3

Utilities and public transportation

10.140 -0.5 -0.048 0.13 S-Mar. 2015 -0.7

Household furnishings and operations

4.152 -0.2 -0.007 0.13 S-May 2015 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.375 0.0 0.000 0.09 S-Apr. 2015 0.0

Personal care

2.659 0.0 -0.001 0.11 S-Apr. 2015 -0.1

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.

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