Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, 12-month analysis table

Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, July 2016, 12-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jun.
2016
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Jul. 2015-
Jul. 2016
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Jul. 2015-
Jul. 2016(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-Dec. 2015 0.7

Food

13.729 0.2 0.032 0.13 S-Mar. 2010 0.2

Food at home

7.978 -1.6 -0.128 0.18 S-Jan. 2010 -2.0

Cereals and bakery products

1.078 -0.8 -0.009 0.40 S-Aug. 2010 -1.0

Cereals and cereal products

0.364 -0.8 -0.003 0.67 L-Feb. 2016 0.3

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.044 -0.4 0.000 0.84 L-May 2015 -0.4

Breakfast cereal

0.186 -0.7 -0.001 1.05 L-Feb. 2016 0.8

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.134 -1.1 -0.001 1.01 L-May 2016 -0.9

Rice(4)(5)

  -3.3   1.28 S-Sep. 2015 -3.7

Bakery products

0.714 -0.8 -0.006 0.49 S-Apr. 2010 -0.8

Bread(4)

0.213 -0.3 -0.001 0.84 L-May 2016 0.2

White bread(5)

  -0.6   1.17 - -

Bread other than white(5)

  0.6   1.26 L-May 2016 0.9

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.104 -1.1 -0.001 1.13 S-Jun. 2014 -1.6

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.172 -0.2 0.000 1.20 S-Sep. 2014 -0.3

Cookies(5)

  -2.1   1.51 S-May 2011 -2.7

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  2.5   1.71 L-Apr. 2016 3.6

Other bakery products

0.225 -1.6 -0.004 1.03 S-Mar. 2005 -2.7

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  0.0   1.50 S-May 2016 -0.2

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  -1.9   1.50 S-Jul. 2013 -3.0

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

  -2.1   1.38 S-Mar. 2015 -2.5

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.789 -5.6 -0.109 0.38 S-Jan. 1977 -6.2

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.684 -3.6 -0.066 0.40 S-Mar. 2016 -3.8

Meats

1.073 -4.7 -0.055 0.51 S-Feb. 2016 -4.8

Beef and veal

0.486 -7.7 -0.044 0.70 S-Dec. 1976 -8.0

Uncooked ground beef

0.194 -10.2 -0.023 0.99 L-May 2016 -9.4

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.067 -6.5 -0.006 1.52 S-Jan. 2016 -7.2

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.177 -6.3 -0.013 1.31 S-Oct. 2009 -7.4

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.048 -3.5 -0.002 1.35 S-Jan. 2016 -4.1

Pork

0.334 -1.9 -0.007 0.81 S-May 2016 -2.4

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.140 1.7 0.002 1.18 S-Mar. 2016 -2.0

Bacon and related products(5)

  5.0   1.27 S-Mar. 2016 1.4

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  -2.9   1.72 S-May 2016 -5.0

Ham

0.061 -2.9 -0.002 1.93 L-Jun. 2015 -1.2

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  -2.9   1.91 L-Jun. 2015 -2.3

Pork chops

0.055 -2.1 -0.001 1.66 S-May 2016 -3.0

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.078 -6.4 -0.005 1.74 S-May 2016 -6.5

Other meats

0.253 -1.9 -0.005 0.88 S-Apr. 2010 -2.1

Frankfurters(5)

  -5.6   2.45 S-Mar. 2010 -5.9

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  -0.3   1.08 S-Mar. 2013 -1.0

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  -0.3   2.53 S-Mar. 2016 -4.1

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  -2.5   4.22 S-Mar. 2016 -5.7

Poultry

0.346 -3.2 -0.011 0.83 L-May 2016 -1.6

Chicken(4)

0.279 -3.4 -0.010 0.94 L-May 2016 -1.5

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  -2.1   1.98 L-May 2016 0.9

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  -3.8   1.18 S-Apr. 2016 -4.9

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.067 -2.2 -0.002 1.61 S-Dec. 2002 -2.9

Fish and seafood

0.265 0.2 0.000 0.84 L-Apr. 2015 1.9

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.144 4.0 0.006 1.49 L-Dec. 2014 5.6

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.121 -3.9 -0.005 0.95 S-EVER -

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  -2.3   1.25 S-Jun. 2010 -3.0

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  -5.8   1.70 S-Apr. 2016 -5.9

Eggs

0.105 -29.0 -0.043 1.09 S-Apr. 1985 -31.9

Dairy and related products

0.808 -3.1 -0.026 0.42 S-Dec. 2015 -3.9

Milk(4)

0.226 -7.0 -0.017 0.64 S-Jan. 2016 -7.2

Fresh whole milk(5)

  -7.0   1.04 S-Jan. 2016 -7.7

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  -7.2   0.89 S-Dec. 2015 -7.2

Cheese and related products

0.260 -3.2 -0.009 0.81 S-Dec. 2015 -3.7

Ice cream and related products

0.115 1.0 0.001 1.18 S-Apr. 2016 0.0

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.206 -0.6 -0.001 0.81 S-May 2016 -1.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.344 1.4 0.018 0.60 L-Apr. 2016 2.1

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.044 2.1 0.020 0.73 L-Apr. 2016 2.4

Fresh fruits

0.562 3.0 0.016 1.01 S-May 2016 2.8

Apples

0.092 9.1 0.008 2.01 S-May 2016 9.0

Bananas

0.087 -0.4 0.000 0.98 S-May 2016 -1.8

Citrus fruits(4)

0.160 3.1 0.005 2.67 S-Feb. 2016 1.0

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  0.1   2.41 S-May 2016 0.1

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.223 2.8 0.004 1.57 L-Apr. 2016 3.3

Fresh vegetables

0.482 1.0 0.004 0.92 L-Apr. 2016 1.4

Potatoes

0.081 0.8 0.001 1.93 S-May 2016 0.7

Lettuce

0.065 -2.8 -0.002 2.31 S-Mar. 2016 -3.9

Tomatoes

0.078 -1.5 -0.001 1.99 S-May 2016 -2.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.258 2.9 0.006 1.33 L-Mar. 2016 3.8

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.300 -0.5 -0.002 0.64 S-May 2016 -0.6

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.157 -1.3 -0.002 1.05 S-Mar. 2015 -1.6

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  -0.3   1.33 S-Nov. 2014 -0.7

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  -1.7   1.44 S-Dec. 2015 -2.0

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.088 1.2 0.001 1.18 L-Apr. 2016 2.9

Frozen vegetables(5)

  0.6   1.47 L-Apr. 2016 3.4

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.055 -1.0 -0.001 1.17 L-Apr. 2016 0.0

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

  -1.6   2.10 L-May 2016 -1.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.950 -0.5 -0.004 0.45 - -

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.668 0.2 0.001 0.53 L-May 2016 0.5

Carbonated drinks

0.269 0.9 0.002 0.84 S-Feb. 2016 0.9

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.011 -1.6 0.000 1.20 S-Jan. 2016 -1.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.388 -0.2 -0.001 0.83 L-May 2016 -0.1

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.283 -2.2 -0.006 0.78 S-Apr. 2014 -2.4

Coffee

0.179 -4.0 -0.006 1.06 S-Apr. 2016 -4.2

Roasted coffee(5)

  -3.8   1.22 S-May 2014 -4.8

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  -4.9   1.65 S-Apr. 2016 -5.3

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.104 0.6 0.001 0.88 L-May 2016 2.1

Other food at home

2.009 0.1 0.002 0.34 S-Jun. 2014 0.1

Sugar and sweets

0.291 -0.7 -0.002 0.76 S-Jul. 2014 -1.8

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.050 -2.4 -0.001 1.02 S-Oct. 2014 -3.8

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.185 -0.1 0.000 1.19 S-May 2016 -0.3

Other sweets(4)

0.055 -0.7 0.000 0.96 L-May 2016 -0.2

Fats and oils

0.234 0.4 0.001 0.66 L-Apr. 2016 0.7

Butter and margarine(4)

0.068 3.5 0.003 1.16 L-Apr. 2016 3.6

Butter(5)

  3.1   1.61 S-Feb. 2016 1.6

Margarine(5)

  3.4   1.36 L-Sep. 2012 3.4

Salad dressing(4)

0.056 0.8 0.001 1.06 L-Dec. 2015 1.6

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.110 -2.0 -0.002 1.06 L-May 2016 -0.9

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  -2.9   1.50 L-May 2016 -0.6

Other foods

1.484 0.2 0.003 0.40 S-Apr. 2014 -0.3

Soups

0.098 0.5 0.000 1.38 S-Aug. 2015 -1.4

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.264 -1.4 -0.004 0.91 S-Mar. 2014 -1.7

Snacks

0.335 0.6 0.002 1.07 S-Feb. 2016 -0.3

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.286 1.3 0.004 0.90 L-Apr. 2016 2.6

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

  2.9   1.35 L-May 2016 4.8

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  3.0   2.00 S-May 2016 -0.2

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  -0.5   1.34 L-Apr. 2016 0.2

Other condiments(5)

  3.0   1.74 S-May 2016 0.5

Baby food(4)

0.055 2.0 0.001 0.77 L-Dec. 2014 2.1

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.447 0.1 0.000 0.70 S-May 2016 0.1

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  0.9   1.20 S-Apr. 2014 0.9

Food away from home

5.752 2.8 0.160 0.17 L-Oct. 2015 2.9

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.786 2.3 0.064 0.23 S-Apr. 2016 2.3

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.443 2.9 0.070 0.29 L-Apr. 2016 2.9

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.195 10.8 0.021 0.64 L-EVER -

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

           

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.081 3.4 0.003 1.22 L-Jul. 2012 3.4

Other food away from home(4)

0.246 1.0 0.003 0.44 L-May 2016 1.8

Energy

7.296 -10.9 -0.911 0.17 S-Mar. 2016 -12.6

Energy commodities

3.613 -19.4 -0.874 0.19 S-Mar. 2016 -21.2

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.176 -10.3 -0.020 0.81 L-Nov. 2014 -6.3

Fuel oil

0.094 -17.8 -0.021 0.82 L-Nov. 2014 -10.1

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.082 0.8 0.001 1.48 L-Oct. 2014 2.6

Motor fuel

3.437 -19.8 -0.854 0.20 S-Mar. 2016 -21.1

Gasoline (all types)

3.389 -19.9 -0.844 0.20 S-Mar. 2016 -20.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  -20.6   0.46 S-Mar. 2016 -21.8

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  -17.8   0.52 S-Feb. 2016 -18.7

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  -16.6   0.38 S-Mar. 2016 -16.7

Other motor fuels(4)

0.048 -16.5 -0.010 0.26 L-Dec. 2014 -11.9

Energy services(10)

3.683 -0.9 -0.037 0.30 L-Feb. 2015 0.9

Electricity(10)

2.941 -1.0 -0.034 0.38 L-Nov. 2015 -0.2

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.742 -0.4 -0.002 0.49 L-Jan. 2015 -0.4

All items less food and energy

78.975 2.2 1.714 0.10 S-May 2016 2.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.386 -0.6 -0.109 0.24 - -

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.224 -1.9 -0.062 0.30 L-Mar. 2016 -1.3

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.258 -1.9 -0.005 1.12 L-Mar. 2016 -1.7

Floor coverings(4)

0.059 0.6 0.000 1.00 S-Feb. 2016 0.2

Window coverings(4)

0.053 1.3 0.001 1.32 L-Apr. 2013 1.7

Other linens(4)

0.146 -3.9 -0.006 1.68 L-Apr. 2016 -3.8

Furniture and bedding

0.765 -3.0 -0.024 0.70 L-May 2016 -2.5

Bedroom furniture

0.271 -0.9 -0.003 1.13 L-Mar. 2016 0.6

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

0.361 -3.1 -0.011 1.16 S-Oct. 2014 -3.7

Other furniture(4)

0.127 -7.0 -0.010 1.75 - -

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

           

Appliances(4)

0.187 -2.7 -0.007 0.92 L-Jun. 2015 -2.6

Major appliances(4)

0.058 -5.3 -0.005 1.24 S-Feb. 2016 -5.7

Laundry equipment(5)

  -5.6   1.34 L-Apr. 2016 -5.4

Other appliances(4)

0.126 -1.9 -0.002 1.22 - -

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.468 -3.8 -0.018 0.97 S-Dec. 2014 -3.9

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.243 -5.0 -0.013 1.78 S-Nov. 2015 -6.1

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.102 -2.7 -0.003 1.42 S-Dec. 2009 -2.9

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.052 -2.2 -0.001 2.60 L-Mar. 2016 -0.9

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.071 -2.5 -0.002 1.20 S-Mar. 2016 -3.2

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.679 -0.8 -0.005 0.69 L-Mar. 2016 -0.7

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.181 -1.3 -0.002 1.14 L-Oct. 2015 -1.1

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.338 -0.5 -0.002 0.82 L-Mar. 2016 -0.2

Housekeeping supplies

0.867 -0.3 -0.003 0.45 S-May 2016 -0.6

Household cleaning products(4)

0.344 0.8 0.003 0.73 - -

Household paper products(4)

0.233 -0.4 -0.001 0.95 S-May 2016 -0.4

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.290 -1.6 -0.004 0.87 S-Oct. 2015 -1.6

Apparel

3.109 0.3 0.011 1.10 S-Apr. 2016 -0.6

Men's and boys' apparel

0.786 0.7 0.006 1.58 L-Jan. 2016 0.7

Men's apparel

0.629 0.1 0.000 1.68 L-Jan. 2016 0.5

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.100 -2.0 -0.003 4.45 S-Mar. 2016 -7.6

Men's furnishings

0.205 0.5 0.001 1.95 S-May 2016 0.0

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.172 4.6 0.009 3.27 L-Aug. 2012 6.4

Men's pants and shorts

0.145 -3.5 -0.006 2.93 L-Feb. 2016 2.4

Boys' apparel

0.157 3.1 0.006 3.15 L-Nov. 2015 3.6

Women's and girls' apparel

1.271 0.5 0.008 2.28 S-May 2016 0.3

Women's apparel

1.068 1.6 0.017 2.36 S-May 2016 0.4

Women's outerwear

0.068 5.5 0.008 6.49 S-Apr. 2016 3.4

Women's dresses

0.151 -1.5 -0.002 11.82 S-Apr. 2016 -2.2

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.489 0.9 0.004 2.53 L-Jun. 2014 1.5

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

0.351 2.1 0.007 2.23 L-Oct. 2014 2.5

Girls' apparel

0.202 -4.7 -0.009 5.34 S-Nov. 2015 -5.8

Footwear

0.682 -1.2 -0.009 1.58 S-Jun. 2014 -1.2

Men's footwear

0.211 -1.1 -0.002 2.42 S-Dec. 2015 -1.4

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.168 0.3 0.000 2.48 L-Apr. 2016 1.2

Women's footwear

0.303 -2.2 -0.007 2.86 S-Jul. 2014 -3.4

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.145 -3.2 -0.005 2.06 L-May 2016 -2.1

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.226 4.9 0.011 1.91 S-Apr. 2016 4.4

Watches(8)

0.082 7.8 0.007 2.38 L-Feb. 2016 8.5

Jewelry(8)

0.144 4.0 0.004 2.38 S-Mar. 2016 3.2

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

6.283 -1.1 -0.055 0.23 S-EVER -

New vehicles

3.683 0.0 0.000 0.34 L-Apr. 2016 0.0

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  -0.1   0.32 L-Apr. 2016 0.0

New cars(5)

  -0.8   0.35 L-May 2016 -0.8

New trucks(13)(5)

  0.5   0.35 L-Apr. 2016 0.6

Used cars and trucks

2.117 -3.7 -0.052 0.12 S-Jan. 2015 -4.0

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.388 -0.6 -0.002 0.42 S-May 2016 -0.6

Tires

0.232 -1.4 -0.003 0.58 S-Aug. 2015 -1.4

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.156 0.6 0.001 0.51 S-May 2016 0.0

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  1.0   0.66 L-Jan. 2016 1.1

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  -2.5   0.81 S-Apr. 1992 -2.9

Medical care commodities

1.828 3.6 0.065 0.64 L-May 2015 3.9

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.768 3.8 0.065 0.66 L-May 2015 4.1

Prescription drugs

1.407 5.2 0.071 0.82 L-May 2015 5.3

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.361 -1.6 -0.006 0.81 S-Mar. 2016 -1.6

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.060 0.1 0.000 1.18 L-Dec. 2014 0.9

Recreation commodities(11)

1.830 -3.5 -0.068 0.45 S-EVER -

Video and audio products(11)

0.234 -11.6 -0.031 0.71 S-EVER -

Televisions

0.117 -20.1 -0.027 1.27 S-Sep. 2010 -21.8

Other video equipment(4)

0.026 -2.2 -0.001 2.04 L-May 2016 -2.1

Audio equipment

0.061 -3.9 -0.002 1.54 S-May 2016 -4.2

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.023 -3.9 -0.001 1.31 S-Jun. 2015 -3.9

Pets and pet products

0.588 0.3 0.002 0.75 L-Apr. 2016 0.3

Pet food(4)(5)

  1.2   0.73 L-Nov. 2013 1.2

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

  -0.5   1.57 L-May 2016 0.2

Sporting goods

0.436 -1.7 -0.007 0.98 S-Feb. 2016 -1.8

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.228 -2.9 -0.005 1.25 S-Oct. 2003 -3.6

Sports equipment

0.199 -0.8 -0.002 1.25 S-Feb. 2016 -1.3

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.037 -2.0 -0.002 2.13 L-Nov. 2014 -0.8

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

  0.5   3.72 L-Jun. 2015 2.7

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  -2.7   2.32 L-Feb. 2012 -2.6

Recreational reading materials

0.149 -1.6 -0.002 1.23 S-EVER -

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.087 0.2 0.000 1.55 S-Jul. 2011 0.1

Recreational books(4)

0.062 -4.2 -0.002 1.76 S-Feb. 2012 -4.2

Other recreational goods(4)

0.386 -7.4 -0.029 1.31 S-Apr. 2003 -7.8

Toys

0.314 -9.2 -0.027 1.52 S-Apr. 2003 -9.8

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

  -7.5   1.31 L-May 2016 -6.9

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.024 -4.8 -0.001 3.78 L-May 2016 -1.3

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.033 1.3 0.000 1.24 S-Dec. 2015 -0.9

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.625 -3.9 -0.025 0.87 S-May 2016 -4.5

Educational books and supplies

0.160 5.7 0.010 1.22 S-May 2016 3.7

College textbooks(14)(5)

  6.6   1.32 S-May 2016 4.5

Information technology commodities(11)

0.465 -7.8 -0.035 1.09 S-May 2016 -8.2

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.281 -7.7 -0.022 1.27 S-May 2016 -7.8

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.089 -5.3 -0.005 1.91 L-Apr. 2016 -2.9

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

0.094 -11.3 -0.008 3.25 S-Mar. 2016 -14.3

Alcoholic beverages

0.948 1.2 0.012 0.31 S-May 2016 1.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.584 0.9 0.005 0.46 S-May 2016 0.8

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.267 1.8 0.005 0.51 S-Feb. 2016 1.7

Distilled spirits at home

0.073 0.5 0.000 0.63 - -

Whiskey at home(5)

  0.4   1.12 L-Apr. 2016 0.6

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  0.3   1.00 L-Apr. 2016 0.7

Wine at home

0.244 0.0 0.000 0.86 S-May 2016 -0.3

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.364 1.8 0.007 0.42 - -

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

  1.9   0.55 - -

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  0.9   0.80 S-May 2016 0.9

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  2.9   0.61 - -

Other goods(11)

1.540 0.8 0.013 0.40 S-Jan. 2016 0.7

Tobacco and smoking products

0.652 2.9 0.019 0.44 S-Jun. 2015 2.5

Cigarettes(4)

0.590 2.9 0.018 0.46 S-Jun. 2015 2.5

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.045 2.8 0.001 1.26 S-Apr. 2016 2.5

Personal care products

0.701 0.3 0.002 0.79 L-Mar. 2015 0.5

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

0.373 -0.4 -0.001 1.10 L-Apr. 2016 -0.4

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.322 1.0 0.003 1.18 L-May 2016 1.2

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.187 -4.4 -0.008 1.06 S-Jan. 2016 -4.5

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  -1.4   1.13 S-Feb. 2016 -1.6

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -3.9   1.47 L-Feb. 2016 -3.4

Services less energy services

59.589 3.1 1.823 0.11 S-Apr. 2016 3.0

Shelter

33.183 3.3 1.077 0.16 S-Apr. 2016 3.2

Rent of shelter(15)

32.840 3.3 1.073 0.16 S-Apr. 2016 3.2

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.710 3.8 0.277 0.17 - -

Lodging away from home(4)

0.982 1.6 0.014 2.00 S-Apr. 2016 1.3

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

0.118 2.8 0.004 0.26 S-Feb. 2016 2.8

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.864 0.0 0.010 2.41 S-Apr. 2016 0.0

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

24.148 3.3 0.782 0.16 L-May 2016 3.3

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

23.041 3.3 0.742 0.16 L-May 2016 3.3

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.343 1.0 0.004 0.95 S-May 2016 0.9

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.156 3.5 0.041 0.47 S-Jul. 2014 3.5

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.874 4.1 0.036 0.55 S-Feb. 2016 4.1

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.283 1.7 0.005 0.61 L-Apr. 2016 1.8

Household operations(4)

0.846 2.9 0.025 0.38 L-Mar. 2016 3.4

Domestic services(4)

0.280 1.0 0.003 0.42 S-Apr. 2016 0.9

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.276 1.3 0.004 0.58 L-Mar. 2016 2.1

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.120 12.3 0.014 1.30 L-Mar. 2016 12.4

Repair of household items(4)

0.087 2.5 0.002 0.70 L-May 2016 3.1

Medical care services

6.600 4.1 0.258 0.24 L-Sep. 2012 4.4

Professional services

3.130 2.9 0.088 0.30 L-Sep. 2010 2.9

Physicians' services(10)

1.683 3.4 0.056 0.46 L-Dec. 2010 3.4

Dental services(10)

0.813 2.5 0.020 0.54 S-Oct. 2015 2.5

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.324 1.9 0.006 0.74 L-May 2016 2.3

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.311 1.8 0.006 0.56 L-Dec. 2014 2.0

Hospital and related services

2.469 4.4 0.102 0.41 L-Feb. 2016 4.9

Hospital services(10)(16)

2.200 4.6 0.093 0.46 L-Feb. 2016 5.1

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

  5.3   0.91 L-Mar. 2016 5.3

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

  2.9   0.63 L-Feb. 2016 3.2

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

0.192 3.6 0.007 0.44 L-May 2016 3.7

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.077 2.3 0.002 0.74 - -

Health insurance(7)

1.001 7.8 0.068 0.25 L-Jan. 2013 8.6

Transportation services

5.936 3.0 0.171 0.31 - -

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.554 2.6 0.010 1.26 L-Sep. 2009 4.9

Car and truck rental(4)

0.111 3.9 0.011 2.42 S-Apr. 2016 1.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.156 1.8 0.021 0.33 L-Apr. 2016 1.8

Motor vehicle body work

0.056 2.5 0.001 0.68 L-Aug. 2014 2.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.669 1.7 0.010 0.44 L-Jun. 2015 1.8

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.389 1.9 0.009 0.53 S-Feb. 2016 1.6

Motor vehicle insurance

2.400 6.3 0.145 0.59 S-Apr. 2016 6.0

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.525 1.7 0.009 0.45 S-Jun. 2015 0.5

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

0.280 1.0 0.003 0.66 S-Jun. 2015 -0.7

Parking and other fees(4)

0.234 2.5 0.006 0.47 L-Sep. 2015 2.8

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  3.0   0.63 - -

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  0.6   0.75 L-Dec. 2015 0.6

Public transportation

1.190 -2.2 -0.024 0.75 L-May 2016 -1.0

Airline fare

0.729 -4.6 -0.033 0.98 L-May 2016 -3.1

Other intercity transportation

0.178 2.9 0.005 1.86 S-Dec. 2015 2.2

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

           

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  -1.6   1.59 L-May 2016 1.9

Ship fare(4)(5)

  8.7   2.34 S-Mar. 2016 7.2

Intracity transportation

0.279 1.7 0.005 0.22 L-May 2016 1.7

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  1.7   0.59 L-May 2016 1.8

Recreation services(11)

3.893 3.1 0.118 0.52 S-May 2016 3.1

Video and audio services(11)

1.638 4.3 0.068 0.39 - -

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.531 4.4 0.066 0.40 L-Sep. 2012 4.9

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

0.108 3.1 0.003 1.79 S-May 2016 2.3

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  1.2   2.46 S-May 2016 0.3

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

  3.0   0.99 S-May 2016 1.4

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.368 3.6 0.014 0.44 L-May 2016 3.8

Pet services(4)(5)

  2.2   1.08 L-May 2016 2.3

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  3.7   0.58 S-Jun. 2015 3.7

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.049 2.6 0.002 1.18 S-Apr. 2016 1.9

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  2.4   0.77 S-May 2016 1.7

Film processing(4)(5)

  2.2   1.23 S-Apr. 2016 1.7

Other recreation services(4)

1.836 1.9 0.034 1.03 S-Apr. 2015 1.7

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

0.645 -0.3 -0.001 1.34 S-Jan. 2016 -0.7

Admissions

0.646 4.0 0.025 1.31 L-Jan. 2016 5.1

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

  3.4   0.98 S-Feb. 2016 2.7

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  5.8   1.47 L-Feb. 2016 6.0

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.220 1.9 0.004 0.60 L-May 2016 2.0

Education and communication services(11)

6.362 1.3 0.085 0.19 S-Sep. 2015 0.8

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.984 2.7 0.082 0.31 S-EVER -

College tuition and fees

1.771 2.7 0.049 0.45 S-EVER -

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.307 3.2 0.011 0.42 S-Sep. 1983 1.2

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.735 2.4 0.018 0.52 - -

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.041 1.6 0.001 0.48 - -

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.136 0.2 0.000 0.35 S-Apr. 2016 0.2

Postage

0.129 0.4 0.001 0.38 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.007 -2.5 0.000 0.53 S-Apr. 2016 -2.7

Telephone services(4)

2.513 0.2 0.002 0.30 S-Oct. 2015 -0.3

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.788 0.3 0.000 0.39 S-Feb. 2016 -0.3

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.725 0.3 0.003 0.42 S-EVER -

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.718 0.0 0.000 0.75 L-Apr. 2015 1.1

Other personal services(11)

1.612 3.0 0.049 0.29 L-May 2016 3.1

Personal care services

0.605 1.6 0.010 0.43 - -

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.605 1.6 0.010 0.43 - -

Miscellaneous personal services

1.007 3.9 0.040 0.40 L-Oct. 2008 4.6

Legal services(8)

0.240 5.0 0.013 0.66 L-Jun. 2007 5.2

Funeral expenses(8)

0.143 2.1 0.003 0.63 - -

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.265 3.3 0.009 0.42 L-Apr. 2016 3.5

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.026 2.2 0.001 0.68 L-Dec. 2015 2.2

Financial services(8)

0.234 4.6 0.010 1.01 L-Jun. 2015 5.9

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

  3.5   0.60 L-May 2014 4.2

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

  5.2   1.40 L-Jul. 2015 5.3

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

86.271 0.9 0.803 0.09 S-Mar. 2016 0.9

All items less shelter

66.817 -0.4 -0.242 0.10 S-Dec. 2015 -0.5

All items less food and shelter

53.087 -0.5 -0.273 0.12 S-Mar. 2016 -0.6

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.791 1.4 0.637 0.13 - -

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

43.674 1.6 0.689 0.14 L-Feb. 2016 1.7

All items less medical care

91.573 0.6 0.512 0.08 S-Mar. 2016 0.6

All items less energy

92.704 1.9 1.746 0.08 S-Dec. 2015 1.9

Commodities

36.729 -2.5 -0.952 0.13 S-Nov. 2015 -2.8

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.269 -0.3 -0.058 0.27 L-Feb. 2016 0.0

Commodities less food

22.999 -4.2 -0.984 0.19 S-Nov. 2015 -5.1

Commodities less food and beverages

22.051 -4.4 -0.995 0.20 S-Nov. 2015 -5.4

Services

63.271 2.9 1.787 0.10 L-May 2016 2.9

Services less rent of shelter(15)

30.431 2.4 0.714 0.12 L-Jul. 2014 2.5

Services less medical care services

56.672 2.7 1.529 0.11 - -

Durables

9.487 -2.0 -0.181 0.19 - -

Nondurables

27.242 -2.6 -0.770 0.16 S-Dec. 2015 -2.6

Nondurables less food

13.513 -5.4 -0.802 0.26 S-Mar. 2016 -5.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.564 -5.8 -0.814 0.28 S-Mar. 2016 -6.2

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.455 -7.8 -0.825 0.17 S-Mar. 2016 -8.1

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.403 -7.0 -0.813 0.15 S-Mar. 2016 -7.3

Housing

42.269 2.4 1.024 0.13 - -

Education and communication(4)

6.987 0.9 0.060 0.20 S-Sep. 2015 0.4

Education(4)

3.144 2.8 0.093 0.30 S-EVER -

Communication(4)

3.843 -0.8 -0.033 0.25 S-Nov. 2015 -0.8

Information and information processing(4)

3.707 -0.8 -0.033 0.26 S-Feb. 2016 -0.8

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.194 -3.0 -0.035 0.66 L-Apr. 2015 -2.7

Recreation(4)

5.722 0.9 0.049 0.35 S-Feb. 2016 0.9

Video and audio(4)

1.872 2.0 0.037 0.36 S-May 2016 1.7

Pets, pet products and services(4)

0.956 1.6 0.015 0.48 L-Apr. 2016 1.7

Photography(4)

0.087 0.3 0.000 1.30 L-Nov. 2014 0.7

Food and beverages

14.678 0.3 0.044 0.12 S-Mar. 2010 0.3

Domestically produced farm food

6.675 -1.8 -0.124 0.20 S-Jan. 2010 -2.2

Other services

11.867 2.1 0.252 0.20 S-Jan. 2016 2.1

Apparel less footwear

2.428 0.8 0.019 1.32 - -

Fuels and utilities

5.015 -0.2 -0.016 0.23 L-Feb. 2015 0.0

Household energy

3.858 -1.4 -0.057 0.29 L-Feb. 2015 -1.4

Medical care

8.427 4.0 0.323 0.24 L-Sep. 2012 4.1

Transportation

15.657 -4.9 -0.738 0.16 S-Nov. 2015 -6.0

Private transportation

14.467 -5.1 -0.714 0.16 S-Nov. 2015 -6.4

New and used motor vehicles(4)

6.561 -0.7 -0.032 0.25 L-May 2016 -0.5

Utilities and public transportation

10.073 0.5 0.048 0.17 L-Jan. 2015 0.7

Household furnishings and operations

4.071 -0.9 -0.037 0.25 L-Mar. 2016 -0.3

Other goods and services

3.152 1.9 0.063 0.25 - -

Personal care

2.500 1.7 0.043 0.31 L-May 2016 1.8

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.

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