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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, March 2021 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Feb.
2021
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Mar.
2020
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Mar.
2020-
Mar.
2021
Feb.
2021-
Mar.
2021
Dec.
2020-
Jan.
2021
Jan.
2021-
Feb.
2021
Feb.
2021-
Mar.
2021

All items less food

85.948 257.382 261.688 263.775 2.5 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.7

All items less shelter

66.875 235.184 240.288 242.430 3.1 0.9 0.3 0.4 0.8

All items less food and shelter

52.823 228.099 232.376 234.896 3.0 1.1 0.4 0.5 1.0

All items less food, shelter, and energy

46.262 235.539 238.376 239.333 1.6 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.4

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

43.551 241.387 243.504 244.174 1.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.4

All items less medical care

91.124 245.778 250.497 252.421 2.7 0.8 0.2 0.4 0.7

All items less energy

93.439 265.896 270.060 270.989 1.9 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.3

Commodities

37.642 184.364 189.402 191.877 4.1 1.3 0.7 0.5 0.9

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.461 145.767 146.418 146.590 0.6 0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.0

Commodities less food

23.590 150.257 153.865 156.922 4.4 2.0 1.1 0.8 1.4

Commodities less food and beverages

22.560 146.714 150.285 153.389 4.5 2.1 1.2 0.8 1.5

Services

62.358 331.021 335.655 336.822 1.8 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.4

Services less rent of shelter(1)

29.593 347.979 352.974 354.212 1.8 0.4 -0.1 0.3 0.6

Services less medical care services

55.035 313.845 317.746 318.951 1.6 0.4 -0.1 0.3 0.4

Durables

10.856 104.703 107.893 108.597 3.7 0.7 -0.5 0.0 0.5

Nondurables

26.786 225.113 230.980 234.611 4.2 1.6 0.7 1.1 1.3

Nondurables less food

12.734 193.597 197.194 203.354 5.0 3.1 1.9 1.9 3.0

Nondurables less food and beverages

11.704 189.714 193.264 199.791 5.3 3.4 2.1 2.1 3.2

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

8.938 234.822 243.062 253.342 7.9 4.2 2.1 3.0 4.5

Nondurables less food and apparel

9.968 235.665 243.488 252.783 7.3 3.8 1.8 2.7 4.1

Housing

42.199 270.273 275.137 276.028 2.1 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.3

Education and communication(2)

6.750 139.199 141.679 141.289 1.5 -0.3 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Education(2)

3.005 269.450 272.539 271.559 0.8 -0.4 0.0 0.2 -0.2

Communication(2)

3.745 73.719 75.412 75.255 2.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Information and information processing(2)

3.632 69.622 71.208 71.054 2.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.1

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.279 7.354 7.261 7.242 -1.5 -0.3 -0.5 -0.1 0.2

Recreation(2)

5.756 122.265 123.021 123.567 1.1 0.4 -0.6 0.6 0.4

Video and audio(2)

1.532 106.466 108.911 109.417 2.8 0.5 -0.4 0.4 0.3

Pets, pet products and services(2)

1.192 180.452 182.884 183.075 1.5 0.1 0.7 0.2 0.1

Photography(2)

0.072 76.305 77.109 76.729 0.6 -0.5 0.9 1.7 -1.0

Food and beverages

15.082 262.320 270.672 271.135 3.4 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1

Domestically produced farm food

6.457 252.974 260.634 261.273 3.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Other services

11.665 365.516 371.267 372.434 1.9 0.3 -0.3 0.3 0.4

Apparel less footwear

2.114 116.390 112.107 112.717 -3.2 0.5 2.5 -0.9 -0.4

Fuels and utilities

4.416 241.160 251.277 251.797 4.4 0.2 0.0 1.1 0.6

Household energy

3.310 196.998 205.820 206.271 4.7 0.2 -0.1 1.4 0.7

Medical care

8.876 515.605 524.207 524.734 1.8 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.1

Transportation

15.419 203.854 209.054 215.761 5.8 3.2 1.1 1.1 2.7

Private transportation

14.344 200.626 207.664 214.743 7.0 3.4 1.3 1.4 2.8

New and used motor vehicles(2)

7.414 99.527 102.704 103.909 4.4 1.2 -1.0 -0.3 0.5

Utilities and public transportation

8.865 216.968 221.675 222.081 2.4 0.2 -0.4 0.3 0.4

Household furnishings and operations

4.657 124.469 127.935 128.350 3.1 0.3 -0.3 0.0 0.4

Other goods and services

3.152 461.495 469.886 472.607 2.4 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.6

Personal care

2.535 238.175 240.366 241.735 1.5 0.6 0.0 0.3 0.6

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: April 13, 2021