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Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U. S. city average, special aggregate indexes

Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes, August 2021 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Jul.
2021
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Aug.
2020
Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Aug.
2020-
Aug.
2021
Jul.
2021-
Aug.
2021
May
2021-
Jun.
2021
Jun.
2021-
Jul.
2021
Jul.
2021-
Aug.
2021

All items less food

86.125 258.465 272.186 272.680 5.5 0.2 0.9 0.4 0.3

All items less shelter

67.427 236.785 251.473 252.072 6.5 0.2 1.1 0.5 0.3

All items less food and shelter

53.551 228.608 244.528 245.033 7.2 0.2 1.2 0.4 0.3

All items less food, shelter, and energy

46.296 236.485 247.614 247.913 4.8 0.1 1.2 0.3 0.1

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

42.812 241.498 248.462 249.078 3.1 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.2

All items less medical care

91.449 247.304 260.938 261.479 5.7 0.2 1.0 0.5 0.3

All items less energy

92.745 268.073 278.235 278.691 4.0 0.2 0.9 0.4 0.1

Commodities

38.603 185.830 201.615 202.496 9.0 0.4 1.7 0.8 0.6

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.188 145.171 149.603 150.858 3.9 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.7

Commodities less food

24.728 150.007 167.412 168.214 12.1 0.5 2.2 0.8 0.7

Commodities less food and beverages

23.723 146.405 164.035 164.825 12.6 0.5 2.3 0.8 0.7

Services

61.397 333.141 343.035 343.246 3.0 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.1

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.170 349.819 361.153 361.047 3.2 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.0

Services less medical care services

54.347 315.390 325.694 325.805 3.3 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.1

Durables

11.663 106.970 120.310 120.666 12.8 0.3 3.5 0.6 -0.2

Nondurables

26.940 225.659 241.137 242.338 7.4 0.5 1.3 0.8 0.5

Nondurables less food

13.065 189.470 210.008 211.357 11.6 0.6 1.4 0.8 0.8

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.060 185.181 206.718 208.085 12.4 0.7 1.4 0.8 0.8

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.416 232.069 265.795 266.720 14.9 0.3 1.9 1.0 0.8

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.421 233.387 264.219 265.155 13.6 0.4 1.8 1.0 0.8

Housing

41.610 272.866 281.604 282.391 3.5 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4

Education and communication(2)

6.536 141.320 142.386 143.011 1.2 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.2

Education(2)

2.908 271.626 273.812 275.373 1.4 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.0

Communication(2)

3.627 75.271 75.808 76.061 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.3

Information and information processing(2)

3.518 71.134 71.588 71.831 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.3

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.250 7.320 7.364 7.423 1.4 0.8 -0.4 0.6 0.8

Recreation(2)

5.661 122.074 125.588 126.245 3.4 0.5 0.2 0.6 0.5

Video and audio(2)

1.507 107.898 111.160 111.756 3.6 0.5 1.0 0.5 0.4

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.164 181.015 185.297 185.437 2.4 0.1 -0.1 0.6 0.1

Photography(2)

0.070 75.659 77.597 77.624 2.6 0.0 0.2 0.7 -0.3

Food and beverages

14.880 268.383 277.187 278.201 3.7 0.4 0.8 0.7 0.4

Domestically produced farm food

6.391 260.645 267.797 268.392 3.0 0.2 0.7 0.6 0.2

Other services

11.384 368.939 376.077 377.579 2.3 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.3

Apparel less footwear

2.009 108.334 110.570 112.577 3.9 1.8 0.8 0.3 0.3

Fuels and utilities

4.441 244.948 262.320 264.303 7.9 0.8 0.3 0.7 0.9

Household energy

3.363 200.177 217.106 218.980 9.4 0.9 0.3 0.8 1.1

Medical care

8.551 523.295 524.219 525.247 0.4 0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.2

Transportation

17.034 202.386 239.722 238.333 17.8 -0.6 3.6 0.6 -0.1

Private transportation

15.841 200.884 238.055 237.994 18.5 0.0 3.7 0.7 0.3

New and used motor vehicles(2)

8.349 102.070 120.058 119.475 17.1 -0.5 5.6 0.6 -0.3

Utilities and public transportation

8.909 218.326 231.239 229.805 5.3 -0.6 0.4 0.2 -0.2

Household furnishings and operations

4.595 126.974 131.024 132.076 4.0 0.8 -0.1 0.0 1.3

Other goods and services

3.083 462.847 477.103 479.048 3.5 0.4 0.1 0.7 0.4

Personal care

2.477 238.184 243.789 244.968 2.8 0.5 0.0 0.8 0.5

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

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Last Modified Date: September 14, 2021