Consumer Price Index News Release

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 8:30 a.m. (EST) January 18, 2017               USDL-17-0058 

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 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – DECEMBER 2016

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 percent
 in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
 reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 2.1 percent
 before seasonal adjustment.

 Continuing their recent trends, the shelter and gasoline indexes increased in
 December and were largely responsible for the seasonally adjusted all items
 increase. The shelter index rose 0.3 percent in December, while the gasoline
 index increased 3.0 percent. 

 Recent trends also continued in the food indexes, as the food at home index
 again declined, offsetting an increase in the index for food away from home
 and leaving the overall food index unchanged for the sixth consecutive month.
 The energy index continued to rise, advancing 1.5 percent in December,
 primarily due to an increase in the gasoline index. 

 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in December,
 the same increase as in November. Along with the shelter index, the indexes
 for motor vehicle insurance, medical care, education, airline fares, used
 cars and trucks, and new vehicles were among the indexes that increased.
 The indexes for apparel and communication declined in December.   

 The all items index rose 2.1 percent for the 12 months ending December. This
 figure has been steadily rising since July, and is the largest 12-month
 increase since the period ending June 2014. The index for all items less
 food and energy rose 2.2 percent for the 12 months ending December, and the
 energy index increased 5.4 percent. In contrast, the food index declined
 0.2 percent over the last 12 months.

 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              June  July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.   ended 
                              2016  2016  2016  2016  2016  2016  2016   Dec.  
                                                                         2016  
                                                                               
                                                                               
 All items..................    .2    .0    .2    .3    .4    .2    .3      2.1
  Food......................   -.1    .0    .0    .0    .0    .0    .0      -.2
   Food at home.............   -.3   -.2   -.2   -.1   -.2   -.1   -.2     -2.0
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .2    .2    .2    .1    .1    .2      2.3
  Energy....................   1.3  -1.6    .0   2.9   3.5   1.2   1.5      5.4
   Energy commodities.......   3.3  -4.4   -.9   5.5   6.7   2.5   3.0      9.0
    Gasoline (all types)....   3.3  -4.7   -.9   5.8   7.0   2.7   3.0      9.1
    Fuel oil (1)............   3.3  -1.3  -2.5   2.4   5.9  -1.2   6.0     12.7
   Energy services..........   -.5   1.0    .8    .7    .5   -.1   -.1      2.2
    Electricity.............   -.5    .5    .5    .7    .4    .0    .0       .7
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............   -.4   3.1   2.1    .8    .9   -.4   -.4      7.8
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .1    .3    .1    .1    .2    .2      2.2
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....   -.3   -.1    .1   -.1    .1   -.3    .0      -.6
    New vehicles............   -.2    .2    .0   -.1    .2   -.1    .1       .3
    Used cars and trucks....  -1.1  -1.0   -.6   -.3   -.1    .3    .5     -3.5
    Apparel.................   -.4    .0    .2   -.7    .3   -.5   -.7      -.1
    Medical care commodities    .8    .5   1.4    .6    .1   -.5    .4      4.7
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .3    .2    .3    .2    .2    .3    .3      3.1
    Shelter.................    .3    .2    .3    .4    .4    .3    .3      3.6
    Transportation services     .3   -.2    .1    .0   -.2    .4    .6      2.8
    Medical care services...    .2    .5   1.0    .0    .0    .2    .1      3.9

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.


 Food

 The food index was unchanged in December. The food at home index continued to
 decline, falling 0.2 percent, its eighth consecutive decrease. Four of the six
 major grocery store food group indexes fell in December. The fruits and
 vegetables index posted the largest decline, falling 1.1 percent as the index
 for fresh fruits declined 2.2 percent. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and
 eggs fell 0.4 percent in December as the beef index fell 0.8 percent and the
 index for eggs decreased 3.9 percent. The index for nonalcoholic beverages fell
 0.3 percent, and the cereals and bakery products index declined 0.1 percent. 

 The index for dairy and related products increased 0.4 percent in December after
 falling in November, and the index for other food at home rose 0.3 percent. The
 index for food away from home also increased, rising 0.2 percent following a
 0.1 percent increase in November.   


 Energy

 The energy index rose 1.5 percent in December, its fourth straight increase. The
 gasoline index, which rose 2.7 percent in November, increased 3.0 percent in
 December. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices increased 1.8 percent in
 December.) The electricity index remained unchanged in December. The index for
 natural gas fell 0.4 percent in December, its second straight decline following
 4 months of increases.  


 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in December.
 The shelter index rose 0.3 percent in December, the same increase as in November,
 with the indexes for rent and owners' equivalent rent both repeating their
 November increases of 0.3 percent. The index for motor vehicle insurance rose
 0.8 percent in December following a 1.0 percent rise the prior month. The medical
 care index, which was unchanged in October and November, rose 0.2 percent in
 December. The hospital services index rose 0.3 percent, and the index for
 prescription drugs increased 0.2 percent. 

 The education index also increased in December, rising 0.5 percent. The index for
 airline fares increased 1.9 percent after declining in November. The index for
 used cars and trucks rose 0.5 percent, its largest increase since April 2015. The
 index for new vehicles increased slightly, rising 0.1 percent after falling
 0.1 percent in November. Also increasing in December were the indexes for tobacco
 (0.4 percent), personal care (0.3 percent), household furnishings and operations
 (0.1 percent), and alcoholic beverages (0.1 percent).    

 The recreation index was unchanged in December. The apparel index, which fell
 0.5 percent in November, declined 0.7 percent in December. The communication
 index also fell in December, decreasing 0.1 percent. 


 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 2.1 percent
 over the last 12 months to an index level of 241.432 (1982-84=100). For the month,
 the index was unchanged prior to seasonal adjustment.  

 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
 increased 2.0 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 235.390
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.1 percent prior to seasonal
 adjustment.  

 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) increased
 2.0 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index was unchanged
 on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Please note that the indexes for the past
 10 to 12 months are subject to revision. 


 Year in Review

 The CPI rose 2.1 percent in 2016, a larger increase than the 0.8 percent rise in
 2014 and the 0.7 percent advance in 2015. This also represented a larger increase
 than the 1.8 percent average annual increase over the past 10 years. 

 The food index declined in 2016, falling 0.2 percent. This was its first yearly
 decline since 2009.  The food at home index, which fell 0.4 percent in 2015,
 decreased 2.0 percent in 2016. This is the first time the food at home index
 declined in consecutive years since it declined four years in a row from 1952
 through 1955. 

 All six major grocery store food group indexes declined in 2016. The index for
 meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, which declined 2.2 percent in 2015, fell
 5.4 percent in 2016, with the index for eggs declining 33.8 percent. The index
 for fruits and vegetables fell 2.4 percent in 2016 after rising in 2015. The
 dairy and related products index fell 1.3 percent in 2016 following a
 3.9-percent decline in 2015. The indexes for nonalcoholic beverages, cereals
 and bakery products, and other food at home all posted small declines in 2016
 after rising in 2015.

 The index for food away from home rose 2.3 percent in 2016 after a 2.6-percent
 increase the prior year. Over the last 10 years, the food index rose at an annual
 rate of 2.3 percent. The food at home index rose at a 2.0 percent rate, and the
 food away from home index increased at a 2.7 percent rate since December 2006. 

 The energy index rose 5.4 percent in 2016 after declining in 2015 and 2014. The
 gasoline index increased 9.1 percent in 2016 after sharp decreases in 2015 and
 2014. The index for natural gas also turned up in 2016, rising 7.8 percent after
 a 14.9-percent decline the prior year. The electricity index rose modestly in 2016,
 increasing 0.7 percent after a 1.2-percent decline in 2015. The energy index rose
 at a 0.4 percent annual rate over the past 10 years.  

 The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.2 percent in 2016, similar to
 its 2.1-percent increase in 2015. The shelter index continued to steadily
 accelerate, rising 3.6 percent in 2016 after increasing 3.2 percent in 2015,
 2.9 percent in 2014, and 2.5 percent in 2013. The rent index rose 4.0 percent in
 2016, while the index for owners' equivalent rent increased 3.6 percent. 

 The medical care index, which rose 2.6 percent in 2015, increased 4.1 percent in
 2016. This was its largest December-to-December increase since 2007. The index for
 prescription drugs rose 6.2 percent, and the hospital services index increased
 4.4 percent. The index for motor vehicle insurance rose 7.0 percent in 2016, its
 largest annual rise since 2002.     
 
 The education index increased 2.7 percent in 2016, compared to a 3.7-percent rise
 the prior year. The index for tobacco rose 3.6 percent, and the alcoholic beverages
 index increased 1.4 percent. The recreation index rose 0.8 percent in 2016, similar
 to its 2015 advance of 0.7 percent. The index for new vehicles also continued to
 rise modestly, increasing 0.3 percent in 2016 following a 0.2-percent increase in
 2015 and a 0.5-percent advance in 2014. 

 Several indexes declined in 2016. The index for airline fares fell for the fourth
 year in a row, falling 4.7 percent. The index for used cars and trucks, which
 increased in 2015, fell 3.5 percent in 2016. The index for communication fell for
 the seventh year in a row, falling 2.6 percent, and the index for household
 furnishings and operations declined 1.1 percent. The apparel index declined
 slightly in 2016, falling 0.1 percent, its third consecutive yearly decline.  

 The Consumer Price Index for January 2017 is scheduled to be released on Wednesday,
 February 15, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. (EST)

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                    Consumer Price Index Geographic Revision for 2018

 In January 2018, BLS will introduce a new geographic area sample for the Consumer Price
 Index (CPI). The 2018 revision utilizes the 2010 Decennial Census and incorporates an
 updated area sample design, changes the frequency of publication for several local area
 indexes, and establishes some new local area and aggregate indexes. The first indexes
 using the new structure will be published in February 2018. Additional information on
 the geographic revision is available at: www.bls.gov/cpi/georevision2018.htm.
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 Recalculated Seasonally Adjusted Indexes to be Available on February 13, 2017

 Each year with the release of the January CPI, seasonal adjustment factors are
 recalculated to reflect price movements from the just-completed calendar year.
 This routine annual recalculation may result in revisions to seasonally adjusted
 indexes for the previous 5 years. BLS will make available recalculated seasonally
 adjusted indexes, as well as recalculated seasonal adjustment factors, for the
 period January 2012 through December 2016, on Monday, February 13, 2017 at
 8:30 a.m. (EST), two days before the scheduled release of the January 2017 CPI on
 Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

 The revised indexes and seasonal factors will be available at
 https://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm under “Revised Seasonally Adjusted Indexes
 and Factors, 2012-2016.”

 For additional information, please contact us at (202) 691-6968 or cpiseas@bls.gov.
 
 A Note on the Use of Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data

 Introduction

 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) produces both unadjusted and seasonally adjusted data.
 Seasonally adjusted data are computed using seasonal factors derived by the
 X-13ARIMA-SEATS Seasonal Adjustment Method. These factors are updated each February,
 and the new factors are used to revise the previous five years of seasonally adjusted
 data. For more information on data revisions and exceptions to the usual revision
 schedule, please see the Fact Sheet on Seasonal Adjustment
 (https://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisaqanda.htm) and the Timeline of Seasonal Adjustment
 Methodological Changes (https://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpiseastimeline.htm).
 
 How to Use Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data

 For analyzing short-term price trends in the economy, seasonally adjusted changes are
 usually preferred since they eliminate the effect of changes that normally occur at
 the same time and in about the same magnitude every year—such as price movements
 resulting from changing climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers,
 holidays, and sales. This allows data users to focus on changes that are not typical
 for the time of year.  The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers
 concerned about the prices they actually pay. Unadjusted data are also used extensively
 for escalation purposes. Many collective bargaining contract agreements and pension
 plans, for example, tie compensation changes to the Consumer Price Index before
 adjustment for seasonal variation. BLS advises against the use of seasonally adjusted
 data in escalation agreements because seasonally adjusted series are revised annually.

 Intervention Analysis
 
 The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some
 CPI series. Sometimes extreme values or sharp movements can distort the underlying
 seasonal pattern of price change. Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment is a process
 by which the distortions caused by such unusual events are estimated and removed from the
 data prior to calculation of seasonal factors. The resulting seasonal factors, which more
 accurately represent the seasonal pattern, are then applied to the unadjusted data. 

 2016 Series Adjusted Using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment

 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2016, BLS adjusted 37 series using
 Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including selected food and beverage items,
 motor fuels and natural gas. For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
 series to offset the effects of events such as the response in crude oil markets to
 the worldwide economic downturn in 2008.

 Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Indexes
 
 Seasonally adjusted data, including the U.S. city average All items index levels, are
 subject to revision for up to five years after their original release. Every year,
 economists in the CPI calculate new seasonal factors for seasonally adjusted series
 and apply them to the last five years of data. Seasonally adjusted indexes beyond the
 last five years of data are considered to be final and not subject to revision. In
 January 2016, revised seasonal factors and seasonally adjusted indexes for 2011-2015
 were calculated and published. For directly adjusted series, the seasonal factors for
 2015 will be applied to data in 2016 to produce the seasonally adjusted 2016 indexes.
 
 Determining Seasonal Status

 Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based upon certain
 statistical criteria. Using these criteria, BLS economists determine whether a series
 should change its status: from "not seasonally adjusted" to "seasonally adjusted", or
 vice versa. If any of the 81 components of the U.S. city average all items index change
 their seasonal adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally adjusted,
 not seasonally adjusted data will be used in the aggregation of the dependent
 series for the last five years, but the seasonally adjusted indexes before that period
 will not be changed. 28 of the 81 components of the U.S. city average all items index
 are not seasonally adjusted for 2016.

 Contact Information
 
 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please contact us at
 (202)691-6968 or cpiseas@bls.gov.  If you have general questions about the CPI, please
 call our information staff at (202) 691-7000 or cpi_info@bls.gov. 

 Facilities for Sensory Impaired

 Information from this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals
 upon request.  Voice phone:  202-691-5200, Federal Relay Services:  1-800-877-8339.  

 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over
 time of goods and services purchased by households. The Bureau of Labor Statistics
 publishes CPIs for two population groups: (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and
 Clerical Workers (CPI-W), which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers
 that comprise approximately 28 percent of the total population and (2) the CPI for All
 Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U), which
 covers approximately 89 percent of the total population and includes, in addition to
 wage earners and clerical worker households, groups such as professional, managerial,
 and technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and
 retirees and others not in the labor force.
      
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, fuels, transportation fares,
 charges for doctors’ and dentists’ services, drugs, and other goods and services that
 people buy for day-to-day living. Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas
 across the country from about 6,000 housing units and approximately 24,000 retail
 establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling stations, and other
 types of stores and service establishments. All taxes directly associated with the
 purchase and use of items are included in the index. Prices of fuels and a few other
 items are obtained every month in all 87 locations. Prices of most other commodities
 and services are collected every month in the three largest geographic areas and every
 other month in other areas. Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal
 visits or telephone calls of the Bureau’s trained representatives.
      
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each location are
 averaged together with weights, which represent their importance in the spending of the
 appropriate population group. Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.
 For the CPI-U and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city, by region
 of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and population-size classes, and
 for 27 local areas. Area indexes do not measure differences in the level of prices among
 cities; they only measure the average change in prices for each area since the base
 period.  For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level. It is important to
 note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final when released, but the C-CPI-U is
 issued in preliminary form and subject to two annual revisions.
      
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date. For the CPI-U and the
 CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100. The reference base for the C-CPI-U is
 December 1999 equals 100.  An increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for
 example, is shown as 116.500. This change can also be expressed in dollars as follows:
 the price of a base period market basket of goods and services in the CPI has risen
 from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65. 
      
 For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at www.bls.gov/cpi/
 or contact our CPI Information and Analysis Section on (202) 691-7000.


 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index

 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error because it is based
 upon a sample of retail prices and not the complete universe of all prices. BLS
 calculates and publishes estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent
 change standard errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error estimates can be
 used to construct confidence intervals for hypothesis testing. For example, the estimated
 standard error of the 1 month percent change is 0.04 percent for the U.S. All Items
 Consumer Price Index.  This means that if we repeatedly sample from the universe of all
 retail prices using the same methodology, and estimate a percentage change for each sample,
 then 95% of these estimates would be within 0.08 percent of the 1 month percentage change
 based on all retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change of 0.2 percent in the All
 Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are 95 percent confident that the actual percent
 change based on all retail prices would fall between 0.12 and 0.28 percent. For the latest
 data, including information on how to use the estimates of standard error, see "Variance
 Estimates for Price Changes in the Consumer Price Index, January-December 2014."  These
 data are available on the CPI home page (www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using the following
 link: www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2014.pdf.   

 Calculating Index Changes

 Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually expressed as percent changes
 rather than changes in index points, because index point changes are affected by the level
 of the index in relation to its base period while percent changes are not.  The example
 below illustrates the computation of index point and percent changes.
      
 Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as annual rates and are
 computed according to the standard formula for compound growth rates. These data indicate
 what the percent change would be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.

 Index Point Change

 CPI                                                                    202.416
 Less previous index                                                    201.800
 Equals index point change                                                 .616



 Percent Change

 Index point difference                                                    .616
 Divided by the previous index                                          201.800
 Equals                                                                   0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred                                    0.003x100
 Equals percent change                                                      0.3



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

All items

100.000 236.525 241.353 241.432 2.1 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.3

Food

13.709 247.903 247.435 247.313 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Food at home

7.917 241.375 236.930 236.464 -2.0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.071 273.245 271.896 271.374 -0.7 -0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.755 255.298 243.633 241.612 -5.4 -0.8 -0.7 -0.1 -0.4

Dairy and related products

0.814 220.848 216.773 217.929 -1.3 0.5 0.3 -0.6 0.4

Fruits and vegetables

1.346 299.078 293.554 291.957 -2.4 -0.5 0.2 -0.2 -1.1

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.951 167.482 166.258 165.965 -0.9 -0.2 -0.4 0.3 -0.3

Other food at home

1.981 208.915 207.703 208.301 -0.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 0.3

Food away from home(1)

5.792 259.097 264.699 265.104 2.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Energy

6.972 183.378 191.402 193.306 5.4 1.0 3.5 1.2 1.5

Energy commodities

3.383 184.048 196.855 200.633 9.0 1.9 6.7 2.5 3.0

Fuel oil(1)

0.097 208.561 221.808 235.127 12.7 6.0 5.9 -1.2 6.0

Motor fuel

3.202 180.452 193.432 196.831 9.1 1.8 6.9 2.6 2.9

Gasoline (all types)

3.153 179.496 192.522 195.915 9.1 1.8 7.0 2.7 3.0

Energy services(2)

3.589 190.918 194.838 195.079 2.2 0.1 0.5 -0.1 -0.1

Electricity(2)

2.793 201.787 202.984 203.146 0.7 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.0

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.796 155.746 167.469 167.935 7.8 0.3 0.9 -0.4 -0.4

All items less food and energy

79.319 243.779 249.227 249.134 2.2 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.230 144.522 144.593 143.668 -0.6 -0.6 0.1 -0.3 0.0

Apparel

3.152 122.792 127.377 122.637 -0.1 -3.7 0.3 -0.5 -0.7

New vehicles

3.673 146.817 147.027 147.299 0.3 0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.991 142.474 137.789 137.475 -3.5 -0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.5

Medical care commodities

1.853 355.030 371.540 371.561 4.7 0.0 0.1 -0.5 0.4

Alcoholic beverages

0.952 240.128 243.395 243.414 1.4 0.0 0.4 -0.2 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.659 949.439 975.110 983.271 3.6 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.4

Services less energy services

60.089 304.699 313.702 314.190 3.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Shelter

33.587 282.394 291.953 292.612 3.6 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.848 291.204 301.587 302.735 4.0 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3

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

24.528 290.133 299.738 300.501 3.6 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Medical care services

6.687 481.983 500.697 500.845 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1

Physicians' services(2)

1.709 370.324 384.110 384.519 3.8 0.1 -0.1 0.6 0.0

Hospital services(2)(4)

2.242 294.377 307.403 307.465 4.4 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.3

Transportation services

5.917 294.081 302.164 302.410 2.8 0.1 -0.2 0.4 0.6

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.162 272.967 277.348 278.002 1.8 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.475 474.392 503.440 507.589 7.0 0.8 0.2 1.0 0.8

Airline fare

0.646 278.658 274.761 265.436 -4.7 -3.4 -2.2 -1.3 1.9

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.


Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, December 2016 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2016
Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2015-
Dec.
2016
Nov.
2016-
Dec.
2016
Sep.
2016-
Oct.
2016
Oct.
2016-
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2016-
Dec.
2016

All items

100.000 2.1 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.3

Food

13.709 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Food at home

7.917 -2.0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.071 -0.7 -0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Cereals and cereal products

0.357 -1.6 0.1 -0.6 -0.2 0.2

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.042 -1.9 -0.7 -1.0 0.6 -1.5

Breakfast cereal(1)

0.185 -1.5 0.3 -0.2 0.3 0.3

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(1)

0.130 -1.6 0.0 0.8 -1.3 0.0

Rice(1)(2)(3)

  -2.2 -1.0 2.7 -0.6 -1.0

Bakery products(1)

0.714 -0.2 -0.3 0.3 0.0 -0.3

Bread(1)(2)

0.213 -0.9 -0.4 0.5 0.1 -0.4

White bread(1)(3)

  -0.4 0.0 0.3 0.8 0.0

Bread other than white(1)(3)

  -1.0 -0.9 0.7 -0.2 -0.9

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(2)

0.105 -0.1 0.7 -1.5 0.7 0.8

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.174 0.6 -0.2 -0.7 0.0 0.4

Cookies(3)

  0.3 -0.1 0.0 -1.4 0.9

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(1)(3)

  1.0 -0.6 -1.1 1.8 -0.6

Other bakery products

0.222 -0.3 -0.9 0.8 1.2 -0.8

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(1)(3)

  1.5 0.6 -2.7 1.1 0.6

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(3)

  -1.3 -0.6 1.4 1.2 -1.0

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers(3)

  -0.7 -2.0 2.3 1.1 -2.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.755 -5.4 -0.8 -0.7 -0.1 -0.4

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.655 -2.8 -0.8 -0.6 -0.1 -0.2

Meats

1.046 -4.2 -0.9 -0.8 -0.2 -0.2

Beef and veal

0.467 -5.6 -1.4 -1.5 -0.2 -0.8

Uncooked ground beef(1)

0.190 -8.1 -1.7 -1.3 -0.2 -1.7

Uncooked beef roasts(1)(2)

0.063 -4.9 -2.2 -1.1 0.9 -2.2

Uncooked beef steaks(2)

0.167 -4.2 -1.5 -1.9 0.1 -0.8

Uncooked other beef and veal(1)(2)

0.047 -0.8 1.5 -0.6 -0.2 1.5

Pork

0.323 -4.2 -1.5 -1.1 -0.1 -0.2

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(2)

0.134 -3.8 -0.6 -0.8 -0.3 0.2

Bacon and related products(3)

  -4.1 -0.2 0.1 -0.6 1.5

Breakfast sausage and related products(2)(3)

  -2.8 -0.9 -2.0 -1.4 -0.5

Ham

0.059 -5.0 -4.3 -1.1 0.0 -0.9

Ham, excluding canned(3)

  -5.5 -4.8 -1.2 0.5 -1.1

Pork chops(1)

0.053 -6.6 -1.7 -0.2 -1.5 -1.7

Other pork including roasts and picnics(2)

0.077 -2.4 -0.9 -1.1 1.0 1.1

Other meats

0.256 -1.8 0.9 0.9 -0.5 0.9

Frankfurters(3)

  -4.6 1.7 4.4 -0.7 1.0

Lunchmeats(2)(3)

  -1.7 0.9 -0.2 -0.7 0.9

Lamb and organ meats(1)(3)

  0.1 -1.9 0.3 -1.5 -1.9

Lamb and mutton(1)(2)(3)

  -2.9 -1.5 0.5 -3.8 -1.5

Poultry

0.344 -1.7 -0.9 -0.3 0.0 -0.4

Chicken(1)(2)

0.280 -1.7 -1.1 0.0 0.2 -1.1

Fresh whole chicken(1)(3)

  1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(1)(3)

  -2.8 -1.6 0.2 0.4 -1.6

Other poultry including turkey(2)

0.064 -1.8 0.2 1.1 -0.7 0.5

Fish and seafood

0.265 1.5 -0.6 -0.4 0.2 0.1

Fresh fish and seafood(2)

0.144 3.7 -1.2 0.4 -0.1 -0.2

Processed fish and seafood(2)

0.120 -0.9 0.0 -1.7 1.1 0.4

Shelf stable fish and seafood(1)(3)

  -1.3 -0.2 -0.9 1.3 -0.2

Frozen fish and seafood(3)

  -0.5 0.2 -1.8 0.8 0.9

Eggs

0.100 -33.8 -0.8 -1.2 0.1 -3.9

Dairy and related products

0.814 -1.3 0.5 0.3 -0.6 0.4

Milk(1)(2)

0.232 -1.6 1.3 0.9 -1.1 1.3

Fresh whole milk(3)

  -1.2 0.6 0.8 -0.9 0.1

Fresh milk other than whole(2)(3)

  -2.0 1.8 0.8 -1.6 1.0

Cheese and related products

0.262 -2.8 -1.2 0.4 -0.6 -1.2

Ice cream and related products

0.117 0.8 1.5 0.0 1.0 1.0

Other dairy and related products(1)(2)

0.203 -0.3 1.4 -0.2 -0.9 1.4

Fruits and vegetables

1.346 -2.4 -0.5 0.2 -0.2 -1.1

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.054 -3.0 -0.7 0.2 -0.5 -1.3

Fresh fruits

0.576 -1.3 -1.5 0.5 -0.5 -2.2

Apples

0.084 0.9 1.2 1.0 1.7 2.2

Bananas(1)

0.087 -1.4 0.4 -0.8 -0.5 0.4

Citrus fruits(2)

0.152 2.0 -4.5 -0.6 -0.1 0.9

Oranges, including tangerines(3)

  0.5 -6.1 -1.5 0.6 1.1

Other fresh fruits(2)

0.254 -3.8 -1.2 0.2 0.0 -5.0

Fresh vegetables

0.478 -5.0 0.3 -0.2 -0.5 -0.3

Potatoes

0.077 5.2 0.2 0.3 2.3 1.3

Lettuce

0.061 -16.9 0.9 -2.0 -2.8 0.8

Tomatoes(1)

0.086 -4.7 -2.3 5.4 -0.6 -2.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.254 -4.6 1.0 -1.1 0.7 0.3

Processed fruits and vegetables(2)

0.292 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.9 -0.4

Canned fruits and vegetables(2)

0.151 0.4 0.9 0.9 -0.4 0.6

Canned fruits(2)(3)

  0.9 0.1 0.6 0.6 0.0

Canned vegetables(2)(3)

  0.5 1.4 0.5 -0.6 1.0

Frozen fruits and vegetables(2)

0.087 0.6 -1.5 2.2 0.9 -1.4

Frozen vegetables(3)

  1.1 -1.5 2.4 1.8 -1.6

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(2)

0.054 -1.7 -0.3 -1.8 2.6 -0.6

Dried beans, peas, and lentils(1)(2)(3)

  -3.7 -2.5 -0.5 1.4 -2.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.951 -0.9 -0.2 -0.4 0.3 -0.3

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(2)

0.670 -0.5 0.1 -0.3 0.2 -0.1

Carbonated drinks

0.265 0.2 0.2 0.7 -0.9 0.4

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(1)(2)

0.011 0.9 0.5 0.1 0.8 0.5

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(2)

0.393 -0.9 0.0 -0.5 0.5 -0.1

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(2)

0.281 -2.0 -0.8 -0.6 0.4 -0.6

Coffee

0.175 -3.1 -1.3 -0.5 0.3 -1.0

Roasted coffee(3)

  -3.4 -0.8 -1.1 0.2 0.2

Instant and freeze dried coffee(1)(3)

  -2.0 -1.2 0.1 0.2 -1.2

Other beverage materials including tea(2)

0.106 -0.1 0.1 -0.9 0.8 -0.1

Other food at home

1.981 -0.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 0.3

Sugar and sweets(1)

0.289 -0.7 0.0 -0.6 -0.5 0.0

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.048 -2.5 -1.6 -0.3 0.0 -1.7

Candy and chewing gum(1)(2)

0.185 -0.6 0.3 -1.3 0.1 0.3

Other sweets(2)

0.055 0.7 0.6 3.3 0.3 0.3

Fats and oils

0.228 -1.8 1.4 -0.5 -1.5 1.3

Butter and margarine(2)

0.066 -3.7 -0.3 -0.8 -1.2 -0.2

Butter(3)

  -6.3 -1.1 -2.0 -1.8 -0.3

Margarine(3)

  0.4 2.3 -0.5 -0.6 1.6

Salad dressing(2)

0.055 -2.1 3.8 -1.0 -3.1 2.7

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(2)

0.107 -0.4 1.2 0.5 -1.0 1.0

Peanut butter(1)(2)(3)

  -1.4 3.8 0.5 -4.4 3.8

Other foods

1.464 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2

Soups

0.091 4.2 1.1 -0.6 1.3 2.5

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(1)

0.261 -0.6 0.3 0.4 -0.2 0.3

Snacks(1)

0.331 -0.9 -0.3 0.3 -0.8 -0.3

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.281 1.0 0.0 -0.6 0.4 0.5

Salt and other seasonings and spices(2)(3)

  2.8 1.4 -0.7 -2.0 1.8

Olives, pickles, relishes(1)(2)(3)

  -4.5 -0.3 -0.8 -5.5 -0.3

Sauces and gravies(2)(3)

  -0.1 -0.2 -0.6 1.9 -0.9

Other condiments(3)

  -1.7 -2.3 1.8 -0.3 -1.8

Baby food(1)(2)

0.056 1.6 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.0

Other miscellaneous foods(1)(2)

0.445 -0.5 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.3

Prepared salads(1)(3)(4)

  2.3 0.3 3.6 0.8 0.3

Food away from home(1)

5.792 2.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.806 2.4 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.3

Limited service meals and snacks(1)(2)

2.458 2.4 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

Food at employee sites and schools(2)

0.199 2.5 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3

Food at elementary and secondary schools(1)(3)(5)

  2.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(1)(2)

0.082 3.8 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1

Other food away from home(1)(2)

0.246 0.4 -0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Energy

6.972 5.4 1.0 3.5 1.2 1.5

Energy commodities

3.383 9.0 1.9 6.7 2.5 3.0

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.181 7.9 4.8 3.5 0.5 4.0

Fuel oil(1)

0.097 12.7 6.0 5.9 -1.2 6.0

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(6)

0.085 2.8 3.4 -0.2 0.2 2.0

Motor fuel

3.202 9.1 1.8 6.9 2.6 2.9

Gasoline (all types)

3.153 9.1 1.8 7.0 2.7 3.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular(3)

  9.5 1.9 7.2 2.6 3.1

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(3)(7)

  9.1 2.3 6.4 2.4 3.9

Gasoline, unleaded premium(3)

  7.1 0.5 5.9 3.3 1.4

Other motor fuels(2)

0.049 4.7 1.4 1.7 -0.1 4.1

Energy services(8)

3.589 2.2 0.1 0.5 -0.1 -0.1

Electricity(8)

2.793 0.7 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.0

Utility (piped) gas service(8)

0.796 7.8 0.3 0.9 -0.4 -0.4

All items less food and energy

79.319 2.2 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.230 -0.6 -0.6 0.1 -0.3 0.0

Household furnishings and supplies(9)

3.180 -2.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.4 -0.1

Window and floor coverings and other linens(1)(2)

0.258 -5.1 -2.2 0.8 -1.9 -2.2

Floor coverings(1)(2)

0.059 1.4 0.1 -1.6 0.2 0.1

Window coverings(1)(2)

0.054 0.8 0.8 4.3 -1.4 0.8

Other linens(1)(2)

0.146 -9.6 -4.2 0.6 -2.9 -4.2

Furniture and bedding(1)

0.756 -2.8 -0.1 1.2 -0.7 -0.1

Bedroom furniture(1)

0.266 -3.6 -0.5 -0.6 -0.3 -0.5

Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture(1)(2)

0.359 -0.6 0.1 2.5 -1.4 0.1

Other furniture(2)

0.126 -7.2 0.1 1.5 0.4 -0.2

Infants' furniture(1)(3)(5)

    0.2     0.2

Appliances(2)

0.178 -4.4 -0.4 -0.8 -0.9 -0.3

Major appliances(2)

0.054 -5.9 2.3 -0.7 -1.9 1.6

Laundry equipment(3)

  -4.9 4.4 -2.5 -1.2 5.1

Other appliances(1)(2)

0.121 -3.7 -1.6 -0.9 -1.2 -1.6

Other household equipment and furnishings(2)

0.454 -3.7 -0.2 -0.6 -0.7 0.3

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(1)

0.233 -5.2 0.2 -1.1 -1.8 0.2

Indoor plants and flowers(10)

0.100 -1.1 1.1 0.1 -0.3 0.8

Dishes and flatware(1)(2)

0.051 -7.2 -3.3 1.0 -2.6 -3.3

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(2)

0.070 0.1 -1.5 0.9 -0.5 -0.5

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.675 -0.4 0.1 -0.2 0.4 0.2

Tools, hardware and supplies(1)(2)

0.179 -1.1 -0.6 0.0 -0.3 -0.6

Outdoor equipment and supplies(2)

0.337 0.0 0.4 -0.2 0.3 0.7

Housekeeping supplies(1)

0.860 -0.7 0.2 -0.1 -0.4 0.2

Household cleaning products(2)

0.342 0.3 0.4 0.0 -0.4 0.1

Household paper products(1)(2)

0.233 -0.3 0.4 -1.0 0.0 0.4

Miscellaneous household products(1)(2)

0.285 -2.1 -0.4 0.2 -1.0 -0.4

Apparel

3.152 -0.1 -3.7 0.3 -0.5 -0.7

Men's and boys' apparel

0.783 -2.9 -4.2 0.1 -1.4 -1.3

Men's apparel

0.622 -3.2 -4.1 -0.2 -0.9 -1.5

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.101 0.4 -8.0 1.5 -3.3 -2.5

Men's furnishings

0.196 -6.4 -3.4 -2.6 -1.3 -1.5

Men's shirts and sweaters(2)

0.180 -0.8 -4.8 0.9 -0.9 0.0

Men's pants and shorts

0.138 -4.1 -1.4 0.8 1.2 0.4

Boys' apparel

0.161 -1.8 -4.4 0.4 -2.6 -2.1

Women's and girls' apparel

1.296 0.3 -5.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.9

Women's apparel

1.083 0.3 -5.5 0.3 0.0 -0.8

Women's outerwear

0.072 -4.8 -6.9 -3.6 0.6 -2.3

Women's dresses

0.155 3.9 -6.1 2.1 -0.9 1.7

Women's suits and separates(2)

0.496 -0.1 -7.1 1.8 -0.6 -1.1

Women's underwear, nightwear, sportswear and accessories(2)

0.350 0.5 -2.6 -1.3 0.0 -1.0

Girls' apparel

0.213 0.5 -3.6 -0.9 -1.0 -1.5

Footwear

0.702 1.4 -1.5 1.0 -0.4 0.4

Men's footwear(1)

0.213 1.3 -0.8 0.6 -1.6 -0.8

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.175 2.6 -2.4 1.5 -0.8 -1.2

Women's footwear

0.314 0.7 -1.4 0.9 0.1 1.2

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.152 -2.5 -1.2 -1.1 0.0 0.3

Jewelry and watches(6)

0.220 4.6 -2.6 1.0 -0.8 -1.4

Watches(1)(6)

0.078 2.5 -1.5 -0.1 -4.4 -1.5

Jewelry(6)

0.142 5.8 -3.2 1.6 0.1 -1.4

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(9)

6.139 -1.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3

New vehicles

3.673 0.3 0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.1

New cars and trucks(2)(3)

  0.3 0.2 0.3 -0.1 0.1

New cars(3)

  -0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

New trucks(3)(11)

  0.6 0.2 0.3 -0.2 0.2

Used cars and trucks

1.991 -3.5 -0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.5

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(1)

0.382 -1.0 0.6 0.2 -0.8 0.6

Tires(1)

0.228 -1.9 0.3 0.4 -1.3 0.3

Vehicle accessories other than tires(1)(2)

0.154 0.3 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 1.0

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(1)(3)

  0.1 0.6 0.0 -0.2 0.6

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(1)(3)

  1.2 2.2 -0.1 -0.2 2.2

Medical care commodities

1.853 4.7 0.0 0.1 -0.5 0.4

Medicinal drugs(1)(9)

1.793 4.8 0.0 -0.1 -0.6 0.0

Prescription drugs

1.435 6.2 0.0 0.2 -0.6 0.2

Nonprescription drugs(1)(9)

0.358 -0.6 0.1 -0.8 -0.2 0.1

Medical equipment and supplies(1)(9)

0.060 0.3 0.1 -0.1 0.3 0.1

Recreation commodities(9)

1.793 -3.5 -0.4 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2

Video and audio products(9)

0.214 -15.1 -2.0 -1.0 -1.9 -1.0

Televisions

0.101 -24.5 -3.5 -1.2 -4.8 -2.5

Other video equipment(2)

0.025 -3.0 -2.6 1.1 -1.2 0.0

Audio equipment

0.058 -6.4 -0.1 -1.8 1.5 0.9

Audio discs, tapes and other media(1)(2)

0.022 -4.8 0.0 -0.8 1.6 0.0

Pets and pet products(1)

0.587 0.7 0.0 -0.4 0.1 0.0

Pet food(1)(2)(3)

  -0.1 0.1 -0.8 0.3 0.1

Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories(1)(2)(3)

  1.5 -0.3 0.1 0.0 -0.3

Sporting goods(1)

0.432 -1.4 -0.2 0.2 -0.7 -0.2

Sports vehicles including bicycles(1)

0.228 1.1 0.5 0.7 -0.7 0.5

Sports equipment

0.195 -4.2 -0.9 -0.6 -0.3 -0.5

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.039 4.4 -0.8 2.0 0.4 1.3

Film and photographic supplies(1)(2)(3)

      0.3    

Photographic equipment(2)(3)

  4.2 -0.9 2.5 0.4 1.5

Recreational reading materials(1)

0.150 0.8 1.4 -1.4 0.9 1.4

Newspapers and magazines(1)(2)

0.087 3.9 2.1 -1.8 1.0 2.1

Recreational books(1)(2)

0.063 -3.3 0.5 -0.9 0.7 0.5

Other recreational goods(2)

0.370 -7.3 -1.2 -0.8 0.0 -0.7

Toys

0.297 -8.7 -1.4 -1.3 0.0 -0.8

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment(2)(3)

  -8.0 -1.0 -0.8 -0.8 -0.2

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(1)(2)

0.025 -1.8 1.5 5.6 0.9 1.5

Music instruments and accessories(1)(2)

0.034 1.6 -1.7 -0.2 0.1 -1.7

Education and communication commodities(9)

0.616 -3.6 -0.3 -0.6 0.1 0.1

Educational books and supplies

0.166 5.5 0.0 0.1 1.0 0.1

College textbooks(1)(3)(12)

  6.1 0.0 0.3 1.1 0.0

Information technology commodities(9)

0.451 -6.6 -0.4 -0.8 -0.3 0.1

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(4)

0.275 -5.7 -0.5 -0.1 -0.2 0.5

Computer software and accessories(1)(2)

0.085 -11.0 -0.9 -2.1 -2.1 -0.9

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items(1)(2)

0.091 -5.0 0.0 -1.8 1.3 0.0

Alcoholic beverages

0.952 1.4 0.0 0.4 -0.2 0.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.585 0.8 -0.1 0.5 -0.4 0.0

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.270 1.9 0.2 0.6 0.0 0.2

Distilled spirits at home

0.073 0.3 -0.5 0.9 -0.3 -0.2

Whiskey at home(1)(3)

  -0.4 -0.6 0.5 -1.2 -0.6

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(3)

  1.2 -0.1 1.2 0.0 0.3

Wine at home

0.242 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 -0.8 0.2

Alcoholic beverages away from home(1)

0.367 2.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home(1)(2)(3)

  2.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3

Wine away from home(1)(2)(3)

  2.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0

Distilled spirits away from home(1)(2)(3)

  2.6 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.0

Other goods(9)

1.546 1.3 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.2

Tobacco and smoking products

0.659 3.6 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.4

Cigarettes(2)

0.597 3.6 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.4

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(1)(2)

0.045 3.3 1.1 -0.2 0.5 1.1

Personal care products(1)

0.699 -0.3 0.2 -0.3 -0.3 0.2

Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products(1)(2)

0.372 -0.4 0.0 -0.3 -0.3 0.0

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements(1)

0.322 -0.1 0.4 -0.3 -0.2 0.4

Miscellaneous personal goods(2)

0.187 -0.9 -0.8 -0.4 0.6 -0.4

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(3)

  1.8 0.3 -0.4 1.8 0.3

Infants' equipment(1)(3)(5)

  -7.1 -3.0 -0.4 0.1 -3.0

Services less energy services

60.089 3.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Shelter

33.587 3.6 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3

Rent of shelter(13)

33.245 3.7 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3

Rent of primary residence(8)

7.848 4.0 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3

Lodging away from home(2)

0.868 3.3 -2.0 1.6 -1.1 1.0

Housing at school, excluding board(8)(13)

0.121 3.0 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.3

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.747 3.3 -2.3 1.8 -1.4 1.1

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(8)(13)

24.528 3.6 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(8)(13)

23.404 3.6 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Tenants' and household insurance(1)(2)

0.343 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(2)

1.170 3.4 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.3

Water and sewerage maintenance(8)

0.885 3.9 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.2

Garbage and trash collection(1)(11)

0.286 1.8 0.3 0.1 0.7 0.3

Household operations(1)(2)

0.851 2.9 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.7

Domestic services(1)(2)

0.281 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Gardening and lawncare services(1)(2)

0.280 2.6 1.0 0.8 0.0 1.0

Moving, storage, freight expense(2)

0.118 6.6 1.3 -0.8 0.5 1.9

Repair of household items(1)(2)

0.089 5.0 1.3 1.4 0.7 1.3

Medical care services

6.687 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1

Professional services

3.161 3.1 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.1

Physicians' services(8)

1.709 3.8 0.1 -0.1 0.6 0.0

Dental services(8)

0.816 2.7 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(1)(6)

0.322 1.4 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Services by other medical professionals(8)(6)

0.314 2.2 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.1

Hospital and related services

2.512 4.3 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.3

Hospital services(8)(14)

2.242 4.4 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.3

Inpatient hospital services(8)(14)(3)

  4.9 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.1

Outpatient hospital services(8)(3)(6)

  3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3

Nursing homes and adult day services(8)(14)

0.194 3.4 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2

Care of invalids and elderly at home(1)(5)

0.077 1.5 0.2 0.4 -0.3 0.2

Health insurance(1)(5)

1.014 5.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Transportation services

5.917 2.8 0.1 -0.2 0.4 0.6

Leased cars and trucks(12)

0.543 -2.8 0.1 -0.5 -0.3 0.3

Car and truck rental(2)

0.101 10.5 1.5 0.9 -1.8 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.162 1.8 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.2

Motor vehicle body work(1)

0.057 2.9 -0.4 1.0 1.0 -0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(1)

0.672 1.5 0.3 0.0 0.6 0.3

Motor vehicle repair(1)(2)

0.391 2.2 0.3 0.1 0.7 0.3

Motor vehicle insurance

2.475 7.0 0.8 0.2 1.0 0.8

Motor vehicle fees(1)(2)

0.529 1.9 0.0 -0.2 0.9 0.0

State motor vehicle registration and license fees(1)(8)(2)

0.283 1.3 -0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Parking and other fees(2)

0.235 2.6 0.0 -0.5 2.0 0.0

Parking fees and tolls(1)(2)(3)

  3.2 0.0 -0.3 0.9 0.0

Automobile service clubs(1)(2)(3)

  -2.1 -0.1 -0.3 9.9 -0.1

Public transportation

1.107 -2.3 -1.8 -1.6 -0.7 1.3

Airline fare

0.646 -4.7 -3.4 -2.2 -1.3 1.9

Other intercity transportation

0.178 1.9 1.1 -0.4 1.2 -1.1

Intercity bus fare(1)(3)(4)

    5.8     5.8

Intercity train fare(1)(3)(4)

  6.5 6.5 -1.0 0.8 6.5

Ship fare(1)(2)(3)

  2.7 -0.9 -1.0 1.3 -0.9

Intracity transportation(1)

0.279 0.9 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0

Intracity mass transit(1)(3)(9)

  0.9 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0

Recreation services(9)

3.881 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1

Video and audio services(9)

1.634 4.2 0.2 0.2 1.1 0.4

Cable and satellite television and radio service(11)

1.532 4.7 0.2 0.4 1.1 0.5

Video discs and other media, including rental of video and audio(1)(2)

0.102 -3.2 -0.5 -2.4 -0.2 -0.5

Video discs and other media(1)(2)(3)

  -8.6 0.4 -2.7 -1.7 0.4

Rental of video or audio discs and other media(1)(2)(3)

  3.7 0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.2

Pet services including veterinary(2)

0.371 2.2 -0.7 0.3 0.3 -0.7

Pet services(1)(2)(3)

  1.3 -0.1 0.4 0.3 -0.1

Veterinarian services(2)(3)

  2.3 -0.7 0.2 0.3 -0.7

Photographers and film processing(1)(2)

0.049 0.5 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.5

Photographer fees(1)(2)(3)

  -1.0 -0.1 0.2 0.1 -0.1

Film processing(1)(2)(3)

  0.8 -0.8 -0.8 0.0 -0.8

Other recreation services(2)

1.826 2.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4 -0.1

Club dues and fees for participant sports and group exercises(1)(2)

0.649 3.1 -0.5 0.0 0.6 -0.5

Admissions(1)

0.634 1.9 0.4 -0.7 -1.2 0.4

Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts(1)(2)(3)

  2.5 0.1 -0.7 1.0 0.1

Admission to sporting events(1)(2)(3)

  2.5 1.2 -0.9 -5.1 1.2

Fees for lessons or instructions(1)(6)

0.220 0.5 0.3 0.3 -0.6 0.3

Education and communication services(9)

6.371 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.041 2.6 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.5

College tuition and fees

1.804 2.3 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.5

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.316 3.5 0.0 0.8 0.3 0.3

Child care and nursery school(10)

0.747 2.9 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.5

Technical and business school tuition and fees(2)

0.042 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1

Postage and delivery services(2)

0.136 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Postage(1)

0.129 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Delivery services(2)

0.007 -2.0 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 1.0

Telephone services(1)(2)

2.465 -2.8 0.0 -0.4 0.0 0.0

Wireless telephone services(1)(2)

1.740 -4.2 -0.1 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1

Land-line telephone services(1)(9)

0.725 0.9 0.4 0.0 0.6 0.4

Internet services and electronic information providers(2)

0.718 0.1 -0.5 -1.0 1.3 -0.5

Other personal services(1)(9)

1.625 3.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2

Personal care services(1)

0.609 1.9 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1

Haircuts and other personal care services(1)(2)

0.609 1.9 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1

Miscellaneous personal services

1.016 3.6 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.5

Legal services(1)(6)

0.245 4.1 0.4 0.0 -0.3 0.4

Funeral expenses(1)(6)

0.144 1.8 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0

Laundry and dry cleaning services(1)(2)

0.266 2.6 0.5 -0.2 0.1 0.5

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(1)(2)

0.027 1.8 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.0

Financial services(1)(6)

0.235 5.5 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

Checking account and other bank services(1)(2)(3)

  5.1 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Tax return preparation and other accounting fees(1)(2)(3)

  5.4 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 -0.1

Footnotes
(1) Not seasonally adjusted.
(2) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(3) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(4) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(6) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(7) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(8) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(9) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(10) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(11) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(12) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.

NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes, December 2016 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Special aggregate indexes Relative
importance
Nov.
2016
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2015
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015-
Dec.
2016
Nov.
2016-
Dec.
2016
Sep.
2016-
Oct.
2016
Oct.
2016-
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2016-
Dec.
2016

All items less food

86.291 234.758 240.403 240.513 2.5 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.3

All items less shelter

66.413 221.203 224.244 224.099 1.3 -0.1 0.4 0.2 0.3

All items less food and shelter

52.704 214.341 218.177 218.028 1.7 -0.1 0.5 0.2 0.4

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.732 222.345 225.472 224.952 1.2 -0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2

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

43.741 227.132 230.836 230.304 1.4 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2

All items less medical care

91.460 226.213 230.416 230.494 1.9 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.3

All items less energy

93.028 243.711 248.269 248.172 1.8 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2

Commodities

36.323 178.016 179.020 178.700 0.4 -0.2 0.6 0.1 0.3

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.239 145.398 146.052 145.048 -0.2 -0.7 0.1 -0.3 0.0

Commodities less food

22.614 146.994 148.502 148.119 0.8 -0.3 1.1 0.2 0.5

Commodities less food and beverages

21.662 143.787 145.241 144.851 0.7 -0.3 1.1 0.2 0.5

Services

63.677 294.263 302.807 303.272 3.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Services less rent of shelter(1)

30.433 317.175 324.607 324.846 2.4 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2

Services less medical care services

56.990 280.013 287.824 288.309 3.0 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Durables

9.267 107.599 105.479 105.431 -2.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.2

Nondurables

27.055 212.773 215.885 215.401 1.2 -0.2 0.9 0.1 0.6

Nondurables less food

13.346 183.309 189.205 188.440 2.8 -0.4 1.7 0.2 0.9

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.394 179.800 185.846 185.035 2.9 -0.4 1.9 0.2 1.0

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.242 219.395 226.495 228.046 3.9 0.7 2.2 0.5 1.6

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.194 220.164 226.897 228.307 3.7 0.6 2.1 0.5 1.4

Housing

42.558 239.514 246.271 246.795 3.0 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.3

Education and communication(2)

6.987 139.388 139.086 139.076 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.2

Education(2)

3.206 244.777 251.155 251.466 2.7 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.5

Communication(2)

3.781 80.227 78.228 78.135 -2.6 -0.1 -0.5 0.2 -0.1

Information and information processing(2)

3.645 76.393 74.414 74.321 -2.7 -0.1 -0.6 0.2 -0.1

Information technology, hardware and services(3)

1.179 7.896 7.728 7.693 -2.6 -0.5 -0.9 0.7 -0.2

Recreation(2)

5.674 115.625 116.746 116.559 0.8 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Video and audio(2)

1.848 99.181 100.779 100.714 1.5 -0.1 0.1 0.7 0.2

Pets, pet products and services(2)

0.958 167.652 170.357 169.853 1.3 -0.3 -0.1 0.2 -0.3

Photography(2)

0.089 74.457 76.540 76.051 2.1 -0.6 0.8 0.2 0.3

Food and beverages

14.661 247.468 247.246 247.134 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Domestically produced farm food

6.615 250.262 244.878 244.411 -2.3 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.3

Other services

11.877 342.517 347.245 347.337 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2

Apparel less footwear

2.451 115.521 120.123 114.878 -0.6 -4.4 0.1 -0.6 -1.0

Fuels and utilities

4.940 223.521 228.801 229.492 2.7 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.2

Household energy

3.770 186.361 190.269 190.931 2.5 0.3 0.7 0.0 0.1

Medical care

8.540 451.072 469.333 469.447 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

Transportation

15.257 191.528 195.411 196.252 2.5 0.4 1.4 0.7 1.0

Private transportation

14.150 186.117 190.263 191.417 2.8 0.6 1.6 0.8 1.0

New and used motor vehicles(2)

6.401 99.686 98.590 98.656 -1.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3

Utilities and public transportation

9.863 212.126 214.242 214.037 0.9 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1

Household furnishings and operations

4.030 122.100 120.717 120.712 -1.1 0.0 0.1 -0.3 0.1

Other goods and services

3.171 418.298 426.045 427.159 2.1 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.3

Personal care

2.512 221.928 225.548 225.796 1.7 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.3

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.

NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, December 2016 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Dec. 2016 from: Percent change to Nov. 2016 from:
Dec.
2015
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
Sep.
2016
Oct.
2016

U.S. city average

M

2.1 -0.1 0.0 1.7 0.0 -0.2

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

1.9 -0.1 0.0 1.6 0.2 0.0

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.9 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.2 0.0

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

1.8 -0.3 0.0 1.7 0.1 -0.2

Midwest urban

M

1.8 -0.2 0.1 1.2 -0.4 -0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.9 -0.2 0.0 1.3 -0.3 -0.2

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

1.7 -0.4 0.1 1.1 -0.4 -0.4

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.6 -0.3 0.2 0.6 -0.9 -0.5

South urban

M

2.0 -0.1 0.1 1.6 0.0 -0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.2 0.1 0.0 1.9 0.2 0.1

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

2.0 -0.1 0.1 1.4 -0.1 -0.2

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.2 -0.4 -0.1 0.7 -0.4 -0.3

West urban

M

2.5 -0.2 0.0 2.3 0.1 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.7 -0.1 0.1 2.5 0.1 -0.2

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

1.8 -0.3 -0.1 1.7 -0.1 -0.2

Size classes

A(4)

M

2.2 -0.1 0.0 1.9 0.1 -0.1

B/C(3)

M

1.9 -0.2 0.1 1.5 -0.1 -0.3

D

M

1.9 -0.2 0.0 1.4 -0.2 -0.2

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

1.9 0.0 -0.2 1.5 0.3 0.2

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

2.0 -0.4 0.0 1.8 0.0 -0.4

New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA

M

2.1 0.3 0.1 1.6 0.2 0.2

Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT

1

      1.3 -0.4  

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

      0.8 -0.1  

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

      2.4 0.2  

Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV(6)

1

      1.2 0.1  

Atlanta, GA

2

2.6 -0.4        

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

2.4 -0.6        

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

2.3 -0.2        

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

2.9 0.8        

Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD

2

1.7 -0.1        

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

3.5 -0.3        

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

2.6 0.0        

Footnotes
(1) Foods, fuels, and several other items are priced every month in all areas. Most other goods and services are priced as indicated: M - Every month. 1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November. 2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.
(2) Regions defined as the four Census regions.
(3) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(4) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(5) In addition, the following metropolitan areas are published semiannually and appear in Tables 34 and 39 of the January and July issues of the CPI Detailed Report: Anchorage, AK; Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN; Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO; Honolulu, HI; Kansas City, MO-KS; Milwaukee-Racine, WI; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI; Phoenix-Mesa, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland-Salem, OR-WA; St. Louis, MO-IL; San Diego, CA; Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL.
(6) Indexes on a November 1996=100 base.

NOTE: Local area indexes are byproducts of the national CPI program. Each local index has a smaller sample size than the national index and is, therefore, subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are similar. Therefore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics strongly urges users to consider adopting the national average CPI for use in their escalator clauses.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 5. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) and the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, all items index, December 2016 [Percent changes]
Month Year Unadjusted 1-month percent change Unadjusted 12-month percent change
C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U C-CPI-U(1) CPI-U

December 2000

    2.6 3.4

December 2001

    1.3 1.6

December 2002

    2.0 2.4

December 2003

    1.7 1.9

December 2004

    3.2 3.3

December 2005

    2.9 3.4

December 2006

    2.3 2.5

December 2007

    3.7 4.1

December 2008

    0.2 0.1

December 2009

    2.5 2.7

December 2010

    1.3 1.5

December 2011

    2.9 3.0

December 2012

    1.5 1.7

December 2013

    1.3 1.5

January 2014

0.4 0.4 1.4 1.6

February 2014

0.4 0.4 1.0 1.1

March 2014

0.6 0.6 1.4 1.5

April 2014

0.3 0.3 1.8 2.0

May 2014

0.3 0.3 1.9 2.1

June 2014

0.2 0.2 1.9 2.1

July 2014

0.0 0.0 1.8 2.0

August 2014

-0.2 -0.2 1.5 1.7

September 2014

0.1 0.1 1.5 1.7

October 2014

-0.2 -0.3 1.5 1.7

November 2014

-0.6 -0.5 1.1 1.3

December 2014

-0.7 -0.6 0.5 0.8

January 2015

-0.5 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1

February 2015

0.4 0.4 -0.4 0.0

March 2015

0.7 0.6 -0.3 -0.1

April 2015

0.2 0.2 -0.4 -0.2

May 2015

0.6 0.5 -0.2 0.0

June 2015

0.3 0.4 0.0 0.1

July 2015

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

August 2015

-0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.2

September 2015

-0.2 -0.2 -0.3 0.0

October 2015

-0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.2

November 2015

-0.3 -0.2 0.2 0.5

December 2015

-0.4 -0.3 0.4 0.7

January 2016

0.1 0.2 1.1 1.4

February 2016

0.0 0.1 0.6 1.0

March 2016

0.6 0.4 0.5 0.9

April 2016

0.6 0.5 0.8 1.1

May 2016

0.5 0.4 0.7 1.0

June 2016

0.3 0.3 0.8 1.0

July 2016

-0.2 -0.2 0.6 0.8

August 2016

0.0 0.1 0.8 1.1

September 2016

0.3 0.2 1.3 1.5

October 2016

0.1 0.1 1.5 1.6

November 2016

-0.2 -0.2 1.5 1.7

December 2016

0.0 0.0 2.0 2.1

Footnotes
(1) The C-CPI-U is designed to be a closer approximation to a cost-of-living index in that it, in its final form, accounts for any substitution that consumers make across item categories in response to changes in relative prices. Since the expenditure data required for the calculation of the C-CPI-U are available only with a time lag, the C-CPI-U is being issued first in preliminary form using the latest available expenditure data at that time and is subject to two revisions.

Indexes are issued as initial estimates. Indexes are revised each quarter with the publication of January, April, July, and October data as updated expenditure estimates become available. The C-CPI-U indexes are updated quarterly until they become final. January-March indexes are final in January of the following year; April-June indexes are final in April of the following year; July-September indexes are final in July of the following year; October-December indexes are final in October of the following year.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2016, 1-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2016
One Month
Seasonally adjusted percent change
Nov. 2016-
Dec. 2016
Seasonally adjusted effect on All Items
Nov. 2016-
Dec. 2016(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) seasonally adjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 0.3   0.04 L-Oct. 2016 0.4

Food

13.709 0.0 -0.006 0.08 - -

Food at home

7.917 -0.2 -0.015 0.12 S-Oct. 2016 -0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.071 -0.1 -0.001 0.27 S-Jul. 2016 -0.2

Cereals and cereal products

0.357 0.2 0.001 0.44 L-Sep. 2016 0.7

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.042 -1.5 -0.001 0.64 S-Jun. 2016 -1.9

Breakfast cereal(4)

0.185 0.3 0.001 0.71 - -

Rice, pasta, cornmeal(4)

0.130 0.0 0.000 0.67 L-Oct. 2016 0.8

Rice(4)(5)(6)

  -1.0   0.83 S-Sep. 2016 -2.4

Bakery products(4)

0.714 -0.3 -0.002 0.31 S-Sep. 2016 -0.3

Bread(4)(5)

0.213 -0.4 -0.001 0.57 S-Sep. 2016 -0.5

White bread(4)(6)

  0.0   0.81 S-Sep. 2016 0.0

Bread other than white(4)(6)

  -0.9   0.88 S-Sep. 2016 -1.4

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(5)

0.105 0.8 0.001 0.69 L-Jun. 2016 0.9

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.174 0.4 0.001 0.64 L-Sep. 2016 0.8

Cookies(6)

  0.9   0.97 L-Apr. 2016 1.6

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(4)(6)

  -0.6   0.86 S-Oct. 2016 -1.1

Other bakery products

0.222 -0.8 -0.002 0.66 S-Sep. 2016 -0.9

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

  0.6   0.84 S-Oct. 2016 -2.7

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(6)

  -1.0   1.25 S-Sep. 2016 -2.7

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

  -2.1   0.88 S-Dec. 2012 -2.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.755 -0.4 -0.007 0.22 S-Oct. 2016 -0.7

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.655 -0.2 -0.003 0.24 S-Oct. 2016 -0.6

Meats

1.046 -0.2 -0.002 0.27 - -

Beef and veal

0.467 -0.8 -0.004 0.40 S-Oct. 2016 -1.5

Uncooked ground beef(4)

0.190 -1.7 -0.003 0.55 S-Jan. 2016 -2.0

Uncooked beef roasts(4)(5)

0.063 -2.2 -0.001 0.87 S-Sep. 2016 -2.3

Uncooked beef steaks(5)

0.167 -0.8 -0.001 0.70 S-Oct. 2016 -1.9

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)(5)

0.047 1.5 0.001 0.81 L-Jun. 2016 2.1

Pork

0.323 -0.2 -0.001 0.47 S-Oct. 2016 -1.1

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(5)

0.134 0.2 0.000 0.76 L-Apr. 2016 2.7

Bacon and related products(6)

  1.5   0.95 L-Apr. 2016 3.1

Breakfast sausage and related products(5)(6)

  -0.5   0.94 L-Sep. 2016 0.1

Ham

0.059 -0.9 -0.001 0.91 S-Oct. 2016 -1.1

Ham, excluding canned(6)

  -1.1   1.16 S-Oct. 2016 -1.2

Pork chops(4)

0.053 -1.7 -0.001 1.17 S-Sep. 2016 -3.3

Other pork including roasts and picnics(5)

0.077 1.1 0.001 1.01 L-Aug. 2016 1.8

Other meats

0.256 0.9 0.002 0.48 L-Oct. 2016 0.9

Frankfurters(6)

  1.0   1.56 L-Oct. 2016 4.4

Lunchmeats(5)(6)

  0.9   0.62 L-Sep. 2016 0.9

Lamb and organ meats(4)(6)

  -1.9   1.72 S-May 2016 -1.9

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

  -1.5   2.54 L-Oct. 2016 0.5

Poultry

0.344 -0.4 -0.001 0.63 S-Jun. 2016 -1.1

Chicken(4)(5)

0.280 -1.1 -0.003 0.76 S-Dec. 2015 -1.7

Fresh whole chicken(4)(6)

  -0.1   1.42 L-Sep. 2016 2.9

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(4)(6)

  -1.6   0.72 S-Dec. 2015 -1.7

Other poultry including turkey(5)

0.064 0.5 0.000 0.78 L-Oct. 2016 1.1

Fish and seafood

0.265 0.1 0.000 0.54 S-Oct. 2016 -0.4

Fresh fish and seafood(5)

0.144 -0.2 0.000 0.87 S-Aug. 2016 -0.9

Processed fish and seafood(5)

0.120 0.4 0.000 0.53 S-Oct. 2016 -1.7

Shelf stable fish and seafood(4)(6)

  -0.2   0.88 S-Oct. 2016 -0.9

Frozen fish and seafood(6)

  0.9   0.75 L-Jul. 2015 1.0

Eggs

0.100 -3.9 -0.004 0.62 S-Aug. 2016 -6.6

Dairy and related products

0.814 0.4 0.004 0.26 L-Apr. 2016 0.4

Milk(4)(5)

0.232 1.3 0.003 0.33 L-Sep. 2016 2.2

Fresh whole milk(6)

  0.1   0.53 L-Oct. 2016 0.8

Fresh milk other than whole(5)(6)

  1.0   0.45 L-Sep. 2016 1.6

Cheese and related products

0.262 -1.2 -0.003 0.46 S-Aug. 2015 -1.5

Ice cream and related products

0.117 1.0 0.001 0.83 - -

Other dairy and related products(4)(5)

0.203 1.4 0.003 0.57 L-Jul. 2014 1.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.346 -1.1 -0.015 0.37 S-Mar. 2016 -1.9

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.054 -1.3 -0.014 0.46 S-Mar. 2016 -2.4

Fresh fruits

0.576 -2.2 -0.013 0.64 S-Nov. 2014 -2.5

Apples

0.084 2.2 0.002 1.11 L-Dec. 2015 2.7

Bananas(4)

0.087 0.4 0.000 0.62 L-Sep. 2016 1.9

Citrus fruits(5)

0.152 0.9 0.001 1.44 L-Sep. 2016 3.5

Oranges, including tangerines(6)

  1.1   1.41 L-Sep. 2016 4.8

Other fresh fruits(5)

0.254 -5.0 -0.012 1.08 S-Mar. 2016 -6.0

Fresh vegetables

0.478 -0.3 -0.001 0.59 L-Oct. 2016 -0.2

Potatoes

0.077 1.3 0.001 1.14 S-Oct. 2016 0.3

Lettuce

0.061 0.8 0.000 1.44 L-May 2016 3.3

Tomatoes(4)

0.086 -2.3 -0.002 1.42 S-May 2016 -7.0

Other fresh vegetables

0.254 0.3 0.001 0.74 S-Oct. 2016 -1.1

Processed fruits and vegetables(5)

0.292 -0.4 -0.001 0.49 S-Sep. 2016 -0.5

Canned fruits and vegetables(5)

0.151 0.6 0.001 0.76 L-Oct. 2016 0.9

Canned fruits(5)(6)

  0.0   0.86 S-Aug. 2016 -0.1

Canned vegetables(5)(6)

  1.0   1.02 L-Apr. 2016 1.5

Frozen fruits and vegetables(5)

0.087 -1.4 -0.001 0.86 S-Sep. 2016 -1.6

Frozen vegetables(6)

  -1.6   1.07 S-May 2016 -2.4

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(5)

0.054 -0.6 0.000 0.73 S-Oct. 2016 -1.8

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

  -2.5   0.79 S-Nov. 2012 -2.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.951 -0.3 -0.002 0.34 S-Oct. 2016 -0.4

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(5)

0.670 -0.1 0.000 0.43 S-Oct. 2016 -0.3

Carbonated drinks

0.265 0.4 0.001 0.68 L-Oct. 2016 0.7

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)(5)

0.011 0.5 0.000 0.64 S-Oct. 2016 0.1

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(5)

0.393 -0.1 -0.001 0.61 S-Oct. 2016 -0.5

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(5)

0.281 -0.6 -0.002 0.44 S-Oct. 2016 -0.6

Coffee

0.175 -1.0 -0.002 0.59 S-Jul. 2016 -1.1

Roasted coffee(6)

  0.2   0.64 - -

Instant and freeze dried coffee(4)(6)

  -1.2   1.03 S-Sep. 2016 -1.9

Other beverage materials including tea(5)

0.106 -0.1 0.000 0.62 S-Oct. 2016 -0.9

Other food at home

1.981 0.3 0.006 0.23 L-Apr. 2016 0.5

Sugar and sweets(4)

0.289 0.0 0.000 0.58 L-Sep. 2016 0.1

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.048 -1.7 -0.001 0.62 S-Oct. 2014 -1.8

Candy and chewing gum(4)(5)

0.185 0.3 0.001 0.89 L-Sep. 2016 0.8

Other sweets(5)

0.055 0.3 0.000 0.63 - -

Fats and oils

0.228 1.3 0.003 0.42 L-Jan. 2012 1.6

Butter and margarine(5)

0.066 -0.2 0.000 0.65 L-Jul. 2016 0.7

Butter(6)

  -0.3   0.92 L-Aug. 2016 0.5

Margarine(6)

  1.6   1.02 L-Jun. 2016 2.8

Salad dressing(5)

0.055 2.7 0.001 0.82 L-Jun. 2011 2.8

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(5)

0.107 1.0 0.001 0.62 L-Oct. 2013 1.1

Peanut butter(4)(5)(6)

  3.8   1.00 L-Jan. 2012 6.9

Other foods

1.464 0.2 0.003 0.28 L-Apr. 2016 0.5

Soups

0.091 2.5 0.002 1.02 L-Nov. 2008 3.1

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods(4)

0.261 0.3 0.001 0.63 L-Oct. 2016 0.4

Snacks(4)

0.331 -0.3 -0.001 0.66 L-Oct. 2016 0.3

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.281 0.5 0.001 0.59 L-Sep. 2016 0.9

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

  1.8   0.93 L-Jun. 2015 2.0

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

  -0.3   1.56 L-Sep. 2016 2.7

Sauces and gravies(5)(6)

  -0.9   0.87 S-Aug. 2016 -1.6

Other condiments(6)

  -1.8   0.97 S-May 2016 -1.9

Baby food(4)(5)

0.056 0.0 0.000 0.38 S-Sep. 2016 0.0

Other miscellaneous foods(4)(5)

0.445 0.3 0.002 0.51 S-Oct. 2016 0.2

Prepared salads(4)(7)(6)

  0.3   0.55 S-Aug. 2016 -0.8

Food away from home(4)

5.792 0.2 0.009 0.06 L-Sep. 2016 0.2

Full service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.806 0.3 0.007 0.07 L-Aug. 2016 0.3

Limited service meals and snacks(4)(5)

2.458 0.1 0.002 0.10 L-Oct. 2016 0.2

Food at employee sites and schools(5)

0.199 0.3 0.001 0.16 L-Jul. 2016 1.8

Food at elementary and secondary schools(4)(8)(6)

  0.0   0.08 - -

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

0.082 0.1 0.000 0.34 - -

Other food away from home(4)(5)

0.246 -0.1 0.000 0.11 S-Sep. 2016 -0.2

Energy

6.972 1.5 0.107 0.15 L-Oct. 2016 3.5

Energy commodities

3.383 3.0 0.109 0.12 L-Oct. 2016 6.7

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.181 4.0 0.007 0.53 L-May 2016 4.2

Fuel oil(4)

0.097 6.0 0.006 0.37 L-May 2016 6.2

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(9)

0.085 2.0 0.002 0.78 L-Jun. 2016 2.5

Motor fuel

3.202 2.9 0.102 0.12 L-Oct. 2016 6.9

Gasoline (all types)

3.153 3.0 0.101 0.12 L-Oct. 2016 7.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular(6)

  3.1   0.38 L-Oct. 2016 7.2

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(10)(6)

  3.9   0.36 L-Oct. 2016 6.4

Gasoline, unleaded premium(6)

  1.4   0.31 S-Aug. 2016 -1.2

Other motor fuels(5)

0.049 4.1 0.002 0.12 L-Jun. 2016 4.2

Energy services(11)

3.589 -0.1 -0.002 0.28 - -

Electricity(11)

2.793 0.0 0.001 0.35 - -

Utility (piped) gas service(11)

0.796 -0.4 -0.003 0.28 - -

All items less food and energy

79.319 0.2 0.182 0.04 - -

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.230 0.0 0.003 0.09 L-Oct. 2016 0.1

Household furnishings and supplies(12)

3.180 -0.1 -0.003 0.16 L-Oct. 2016 0.0

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

0.258 -2.2 -0.006 0.56 S-Dec. 2014 -2.5

Floor coverings(4)(5)

0.059 0.1 0.000 0.41 S-Oct. 2016 -1.6

Window coverings(4)(5)

0.054 0.8 0.000 0.50 L-Oct. 2016 4.3

Other linens(4)(5)

0.146 -4.2 -0.006 0.83 S-Jun. 1998 -4.2

Furniture and bedding(4)

0.756 -0.1 -0.001 0.31 L-Oct. 2016 1.2

Bedroom furniture(4)

0.266 -0.5 -0.001 0.47 S-Oct. 2016 -0.6

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

0.359 0.1 0.000 0.50 L-Oct. 2016 2.5

Other furniture(5)

0.126 -0.2 0.000 0.61 S-Sep. 2016 -0.7

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

  0.2   0.38 S-Oct. 2007 -3.4

Appliances(5)

0.178 -0.3 -0.001 0.46 L-Jul. 2016 -0.3

Major appliances(5)

0.054 1.6 0.001 0.67 L-Nov. 2012 1.7

Laundry equipment(6)

  5.1   0.95 L-EVER -

Other appliances(4)(5)

0.121 -1.6 -0.002 0.66 S-Mar. 2016 -1.7

Other household equipment and furnishings(5)

0.454 0.3 0.001 0.51 L-Aug. 2016 0.4

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items(4)

0.233 0.2 0.001 0.88 L-Apr. 2016 0.9

Indoor plants and flowers(13)

0.100 0.8 0.001 0.50 L-Sep. 2016 1.8

Dishes and flatware(4)(5)

0.051 -3.3 -0.002 1.23 S-Dec. 2014 -3.6

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(5)

0.070 -0.5 0.000 0.42 - -

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.675 0.2 0.002 0.25 S-Oct. 2016 -0.2

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)(5)

0.179 -0.6 -0.001 0.39 S-Aug. 2016 -0.6

Outdoor equipment and supplies(5)

0.337 0.7 0.002 0.32 L-Nov. 2012 0.7

Housekeeping supplies(4)

0.860 0.2 0.001 0.26 L-Feb. 2016 0.4

Household cleaning products(5)

0.342 0.1 0.000 0.45 L-Jul. 2016 0.3

Household paper products(4)(5)

0.233 0.4 0.001 0.43 L-Sep. 2016 0.5

Miscellaneous household products(4)(5)

0.285 -0.4 -0.001 0.41 L-Oct. 2016 0.2

Apparel

3.152 -0.7 -0.022 0.41 S-Sep. 2016 -0.7

Men's and boys' apparel

0.783 -1.3 -0.010 0.74 L-Oct. 2016 0.1

Men's apparel

0.622 -1.5 -0.009 0.80 S-Mar. 2016 -2.5

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.101 -2.5 -0.003 2.00 L-Oct. 2016 1.5

Men's furnishings

0.196 -1.5 -0.003 0.89 S-Oct. 2016 -2.6

Men's shirts and sweaters(5)

0.180 0.0 0.000 1.56 L-Oct. 2016 0.9

Men's pants and shorts

0.138 0.4 0.001 1.57 S-Sep. 2016 -2.9

Boys' apparel

0.161 -2.1 -0.003 1.48 L-Oct. 2016 0.4

Women's and girls' apparel

1.296 -0.9 -0.011 0.73 S-Aug. 2016 -1.4

Women's apparel

1.083 -0.8 -0.008 0.78 S-Aug. 2016 -2.4

Women's outerwear

0.072 -2.3 -0.002 2.43 S-Oct. 2016 -3.6

Women's dresses

0.155 1.7 0.002 2.38 L-Oct. 2016 2.1

Women's suits and separates(5)

0.496 -1.1 -0.005 0.97 S-Aug. 2016 -2.0

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

0.350 -1.0 -0.003 0.92 S-Oct. 2016 -1.3

Girls' apparel

0.213 -1.5 -0.003 1.83 S-Jul. 2016 -5.5

Footwear

0.702 0.4 0.003 0.73 L-Oct. 2016 1.0

Men's footwear(4)

0.213 -0.8 -0.002 1.07 L-Oct. 2016 0.6

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.175 -1.2 -0.002 1.10 S-Jun. 2016 -2.0

Women's footwear

0.314 1.2 0.004 1.17 L-Aug. 2016 2.3

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.152 0.3 0.000 0.98 L-Aug. 2016 1.0

Jewelry and watches(9)

0.220 -1.4 -0.003 0.78 S-Sep. 2016 -2.4

Watches(4)(9)

0.078 -1.5 -0.001 0.87 L-Oct. 2016 -0.1

Jewelry(9)

0.142 -1.4 -0.002 0.96 S-Sep. 2016 -3.2

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(12)

6.139 0.3 0.018 0.09 L-Jan. 2016 0.4

New vehicles

3.673 0.1 0.005 0.14 L-Oct. 2016 0.2

New cars and trucks(5)(6)

  0.1   0.12 L-Oct. 2016 0.3

New cars(6)

  0.1   0.14 L-Oct. 2016 0.2

New trucks(14)(6)

  0.2   0.13 L-Oct. 2016 0.3

Used cars and trucks

1.991 0.5 0.011 0.01 L-Apr. 2015 0.7

Motor vehicle parts and equipment(4)

0.382 0.6 0.002 0.21 L-Dec. 2011 0.8

Tires(4)

0.228 0.3 0.001 0.29 L-Oct. 2016 0.4

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)(5)

0.154 1.0 0.002 0.27 L-May 2011 1.2

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

  0.6   0.24 L-Nov. 2015 0.8

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

  2.2   0.52 L-Aug. 2016 3.3

Medical care commodities

1.853 0.4 0.008 0.21 L-Sep. 2016 0.6

Medicinal drugs(4)(12)

1.793 0.0 0.000 0.22 L-Sep. 2016 0.6

Prescription drugs

1.435 0.2 0.002 0.24 L-Oct. 2016 0.2

Nonprescription drugs(4)(12)

0.358 0.1 0.000 0.47 L-Sep. 2016 0.8

Medical equipment and supplies(4)(12)

0.060 0.1 0.000 0.39 S-Oct. 2016 -0.1

Recreation commodities(12)

1.793 -0.2 -0.003 0.17 L-Aug. 2016 0.1

Video and audio products(12)

0.214 -1.0 -0.002 0.35 L-Oct. 2016 -1.0

Televisions

0.101 -2.5 -0.003 0.60 L-Oct. 2016 -1.2

Other video equipment(5)

0.025 0.0 0.000 0.78 L-Oct. 2016 1.1

Audio equipment

0.058 0.9 0.001 0.55 S-Oct. 2016 -1.8

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

0.022 0.0 0.000 0.62 S-Oct. 2016 -0.8

Pets and pet products(4)

0.587 0.0 0.000 0.30 S-Oct. 2016 -0.4

Pet food(4)(5)(6)

  0.1   0.33 S-Oct. 2016 -0.8

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

  -0.3   0.43 S-Jun. 2016 -0.8

Sporting goods(4)

0.432 -0.2 -0.001 0.31 L-Oct. 2016 0.2

Sports vehicles including bicycles(4)

0.228 0.5 0.001 0.43 L-Oct. 2016 0.7

Sports equipment

0.195 -0.5 -0.001 0.44 S-Oct. 2016 -0.6

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.039 1.3 0.001 0.96 L-Oct. 2016 2.0

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

           

Photographic equipment(5)(6)

  1.5   1.06 L-Oct. 2016 2.5

Recreational reading materials(4)

0.150 1.4 0.002 0.48 L-Aug. 2016 1.7

Newspapers and magazines(4)(5)

0.087 2.1 0.002 0.68 L-Sep. 2016 2.6

Recreational books(4)(5)

0.063 0.5 0.000 0.59 S-Oct. 2016 -0.9

Other recreational goods(5)

0.370 -0.7 -0.003 0.48 S-Oct. 2016 -0.8

Toys

0.297 -0.8 -0.002 0.59 S-Oct. 2016 -1.3

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

  -0.2   0.68 L-Aug. 2016 1.0

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

0.025 1.5 0.000 1.32 L-Oct. 2016 5.6

Music instruments and accessories(4)(5)

0.034 -1.7 -0.001 0.42 S-Jan. 2007 -1.9

Education and communication commodities(12)

0.616 0.1 0.001 0.30 - -

Educational books and supplies

0.166 0.1 0.000 0.45 S-Oct. 2016 0.1

College textbooks(4)(15)(6)

  0.0   0.41 S-May 2016 -0.1

Information technology commodities(12)

0.451 0.1 0.001 0.40 L-Apr. 2016 0.5

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(7)

0.275 0.5 0.001 0.49 L-Dec. 2013 1.3

Computer software and accessories(4)(5)

0.085 -0.9 -0.001 0.82 L-Sep. 2016 0.3

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

0.091 0.0 0.000 0.84 S-Oct. 2016 -1.8

Alcoholic beverages

0.952 0.1 0.001 0.16 L-Oct. 2016 0.4

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.585 0.0 0.000 0.23 L-Oct. 2016 0.5

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.270 0.2 0.000 0.28 L-Oct. 2016 0.6

Distilled spirits at home

0.073 -0.2 0.000 0.39 L-Oct. 2016 0.9

Whiskey at home(4)(6)

  -0.6   0.40 L-Oct. 2016 0.5

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(6)

  0.3   0.55 L-Oct. 2016 1.2

Wine at home

0.242 0.2 0.001 0.44 L-Sep. 2016 0.7

Alcoholic beverages away from home(4)

0.367 0.2 0.001 0.18 - -

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

  0.3   0.15 S-Sep. 2016 0.2

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

  0.0   0.24 S-Jul. 2016 0.0

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

  0.0   0.20 S-Aug. 2016 -0.1

Other goods(12)

1.546 0.2 0.003 0.18 L-Sep. 2016 0.4

Tobacco and smoking products

0.659 0.4 0.003 0.16 - -

Cigarettes(5)

0.597 0.4 0.002 0.17 - -

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)(5)

0.045 1.1 0.000 0.53 L-Jan. 2016 1.1

Personal care products(4)

0.699 0.2 0.001 0.31 L-Aug. 2016 0.3

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

0.372 0.0 0.000 0.46 L-Sep. 2016 0.2

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

0.322 0.4 0.001 0.40 L-Aug. 2016 0.8

Miscellaneous personal goods(5)

0.187 -0.4 -0.001 0.44 S-Oct. 2016 -0.4

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(6)

  0.3   0.54 S-Oct. 2016 -0.4

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

  -3.0   0.51 S-Feb. 2006 -3.8

Services less energy services

60.089 0.3 0.177 0.04 - -

Shelter

33.587 0.3 0.102 0.06 - -

Rent of shelter(16)

33.245 0.3 0.106 0.06 - -

Rent of primary residence(11)

7.848 0.3 0.025 0.04 - -

Lodging away from home(5)

0.868 1.0 0.009 1.89 L-Oct. 2016 1.6

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

0.121 0.3 0.000 0.04 S-Oct. 2016 0.1

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.747 1.1 0.009 2.30 L-Oct. 2016 1.8

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

24.528 0.3 0.068 0.03 - -

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

23.404 0.3 0.065 0.03 - -

Tenants' and household insurance(4)(5)

0.343 0.1 0.000 0.31 S-Oct. 2016 -0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services(5)

1.170 0.3 0.003 0.13 S-Oct. 2016 0.1

Water and sewerage maintenance(11)

0.885 0.2 0.002 0.16 S-Oct. 2016 0.1

Garbage and trash collection(4)(14)

0.286 0.3 0.001 0.17 S-Oct. 2016 0.1

Household operations(4)(5)

0.851 0.7 0.006 0.14 L-Jun. 2016 0.9

Domestic services(4)(5)

0.281 0.0 0.000 0.12 - -

Gardening and lawncare services(4)(5)

0.280 1.0 0.003 0.09 L-Apr. 2015 1.8

Moving, storage, freight expense(5)

0.118 1.9 0.002 0.59 L-Jun. 2016 3.1

Repair of household items(4)(5)

0.089 1.3 0.001 0.12 L-Oct. 2016 1.4

Medical care services

6.687 0.1 0.009 0.08 S-Oct. 2016 0.0

Professional services

3.161 0.1 0.003 0.10 S-Oct. 2016 0.0

Physicians' services(11)

1.709 0.0 0.000 0.13 S-Oct. 2016 -0.1

Dental services(11)

0.816 0.1 0.001 0.11 S-Oct. 2016 0.1

Eyeglasses and eye care(4)(9)

0.322 0.0 0.000 0.38 S-Oct. 2016 -0.1

Services by other medical professionals(11)(9)

0.314 0.1 0.000 0.14 S-Oct. 2016 0.0

Hospital and related services

2.512 0.3 0.006 0.11 L-Aug. 2016 1.6

Hospital services(11)(17)

2.242 0.3 0.006 0.12 L-Aug. 2016 1.7

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

  0.1   0.21 - -

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

  0.3   0.20 L-Aug. 2016 1.8

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

0.194 0.2 0.000 0.10 - -

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

0.077 0.2 0.000 0.10 L-Oct. 2016 0.4

Health insurance(4)(8)

1.014 -0.1 -0.001 0.08 - -

Transportation services

5.917 0.6 0.037 0.14 L-Apr. 2016 0.7

Leased cars and trucks(15)

0.543 0.3 0.001 0.31 L-Jul. 2016 0.7

Car and truck rental(5)

0.101 0.1 0.000 1.50 L-Oct. 2016 0.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(4)

1.162 0.2 0.003 0.17 S-Oct. 2016 0.1

Motor vehicle body work(4)

0.057 -0.4 0.000 0.14 S-Sep. 2016 -0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing(4)

0.672 0.3 0.002 0.20 S-Oct. 2016 0.0

Motor vehicle repair(4)(5)

0.391 0.3 0.001 0.27 S-Oct. 2016 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.475 0.8 0.019 0.23 S-Oct. 2016 0.2

Motor vehicle fees(4)(5)

0.529 0.0 0.000 0.11 S-Oct. 2016 -0.2

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

0.283 -0.1 0.000 0.08 S-Nov. 2014 -0.2

Parking and other fees(5)

0.235 0.0 0.000 0.18 S-Oct. 2016 -0.5

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

  0.0   0.24 S-Oct. 2016 -0.3

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

  -0.1   0.17 S-Oct. 2016 -0.3

Public transportation

1.107 1.3 0.014 0.36 L-Jun. 2015 1.8

Airline fare

0.646 1.9 0.012 0.51 L-Jun. 2015 3.3

Other intercity transportation

0.178 -1.1 -0.002 0.67 S-Jun. 2016 -1.8

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

  5.8   0.63 L-Dec. 2008 6.7

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

  6.5   1.12 L-Jul. 2013 10.1

Ship fare(4)(5)(6)

  -0.9   0.79 S-Oct. 2016 -1.0

Intracity transportation(4)

0.279 0.0 0.000 0.06 L-Oct. 2016 0.0

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

  0.0   0.08 L-Oct. 2016 0.0

Recreation services(12)

3.881 0.1 0.002 0.16 S-Oct. 2016 0.0

Video and audio services(12)

1.634 0.4 0.007 0.13 S-Oct. 2016 0.2

Cable and satellite television and radio service(14)

1.532 0.5 0.007 0.13 S-Oct. 2016 0.4

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

0.102 -0.5 -0.001 0.90 S-Oct. 2016 -2.4

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

  0.4   1.27 L-May 2016 1.2

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

  0.2   0.29 L-Aug. 2016 0.2

Pet services including veterinary(5)

0.371 -0.7 -0.002 0.11 S-EVER -

Pet services(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.12 S-Sep. 2016 -0.3

Veterinarian services(5)(6)

  -0.7   0.12 S-EVER -

Photographers and film processing(4)(5)

0.049 -0.5 0.000 0.39 S-Nov. 2015 -0.8

Photographer fees(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.14 S-Sep. 2016 -1.8

Film processing(4)(5)(6)

  -0.8   0.57 S-Oct. 2016 -0.8

Other recreation services(5)

1.826 -0.1 -0.001 0.33 L-Sep. 2016 0.4

Club dues and fees for participant sports and group exercises(4)(5)

0.649 -0.5 -0.003 0.45 S-Jul. 2016 -0.5

Admissions(4)

0.634 0.4 0.002 0.55 L-Jun. 2016 1.0

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

  0.1   0.52 S-Oct. 2016 -0.7

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

  1.2   0.66 L-Jul. 2016 2.4

Fees for lessons or instructions(4)(9)

0.220 0.3 0.001 0.18 L-Oct. 2016 0.3

Education and communication services(12)

6.371 0.2 0.012 0.07 - -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.041 0.5 0.015 0.08 L-Oct. 2016 0.5

College tuition and fees

1.804 0.5 0.009 0.12 L-Jun. 2016 0.5

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.316 0.3 0.001 0.07 - -

Child care and nursery school(13)

0.747 0.5 0.003 0.11 L-Oct. 2016 0.5

Technical and business school tuition and fees(5)

0.042 0.1 0.000 0.10 - -

Postage and delivery services(5)

0.136 0.0 0.000 0.02 - -

Postage(4)

0.129 0.0 0.000 0.00 - -

Delivery services(5)

0.007 1.0 0.000 0.18 L-May 2016 1.0

Telephone services(4)(5)

2.465 0.0 0.001 0.10 - -

Wireless telephone services(4)(5)

1.740 -0.1 -0.002 0.12 L-Aug. 2016 -0.1

Land-line telephone services(4)(12)

0.725 0.4 0.003 0.13 S-Oct. 2016 0.0

Internet services and electronic information providers(5)

0.718 -0.5 -0.003 0.26 S-Oct. 2016 -1.0

Other personal services(4)(12)

1.625 0.2 0.003 0.08 L-Sep. 2016 0.3

Personal care services(4)

0.609 0.1 0.000 0.11 S-Oct. 2016 0.1

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

0.609 0.1 0.000 0.11 S-Oct. 2016 0.1

Miscellaneous personal services

1.016 0.5 0.005 0.10 L-Sep. 2016 0.5

Legal services(4)(9)

0.245 0.4 0.001 0.15 L-Sep. 2016 0.5

Funeral expenses(4)(9)

0.144 0.0 0.000 0.12 S-Apr. 2016 0.0

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)(5)

0.266 0.5 0.001 0.11 L-Jun. 2016 0.6

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

0.027 0.0 0.000 0.17 S-Aug. 2016 0.0

Financial services(4)(9)

0.235 -0.1 0.000 0.28 S-Oct. 2016 -0.2

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

  0.0   0.02 L-Oct. 2016 0.1

Tax return preparation and other accounting fees(4)(5)(6)

  -0.1   0.39 S-Oct. 2016 -0.2

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

86.291 0.3 0.289 0.04 L-Oct. 2016 0.4

All items less shelter

66.413 0.3 0.180 0.04 L-Oct. 2016 0.4

All items less food and shelter

52.704 0.4 0.186 0.05 L-Oct. 2016 0.5

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.732 0.2 0.079 0.05 L-Aug. 2016 0.2

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

43.741 0.2 0.069 0.05 L-Aug. 2016 0.2

All items less medical care

91.460 0.3 0.265 0.04 L-Oct. 2016 0.4

All items less energy

93.028 0.2 0.175 0.03 L-Aug. 2016 0.2

Commodities

36.323 0.3 0.106 0.06 L-Oct. 2016 0.6

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.239 0.0 -0.008 0.10 L-Oct. 2016 0.1

Commodities less food

22.614 0.5 0.112 0.07 L-Oct. 2016 1.1

Commodities less food and beverages

21.662 0.5 0.112 0.08 L-Oct. 2016 1.1

Services

63.677 0.3 0.175 0.05 - -

Services less rent of shelter(16)

30.433 0.2 0.067 0.07 - -

Services less medical care services

56.990 0.3 0.169 0.05 - -

Durables

9.267 0.2 0.018 0.08 L-Apr. 2015 0.2

Nondurables

27.055 0.6 0.153 0.07 L-Oct. 2016 0.9

Nondurables less food

13.346 0.9 0.124 0.11 L-Oct. 2016 1.7

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.394 1.0 0.126 0.11 L-Oct. 2016 1.9

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.242 1.6 0.155 0.08 L-Oct. 2016 2.2

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.194 1.4 0.145 0.07 L-Oct. 2016 2.1

Housing

42.558 0.3 0.114 0.06 L-Oct. 2016 0.4

Education and communication(5)

6.987 0.2 0.013 0.07 - -

Education(5)

3.206 0.5 0.015 0.08 L-Oct. 2016 0.5

Communication(5)

3.781 -0.1 -0.002 0.10 S-Oct. 2016 -0.5

Information and information processing(5)

3.645 -0.1 -0.002 0.10 S-Oct. 2016 -0.6

Information technology, hardware and services(18)

1.179 -0.2 -0.003 0.23 S-Oct. 2016 -0.9

Recreation(5)

5.674 0.0 -0.001 0.12 S-Oct. 2016 -0.1

Video and audio(5)

1.848 0.2 0.004 0.14 S-Oct. 2016 0.1

Pets, pet products and services(5)

0.958 -0.3 -0.003 0.20 S-Nov. 2015 -0.4

Photography(5)

0.089 0.3 0.000 0.54 L-Oct. 2016 0.8

Food and beverages

14.661 0.0 -0.006 0.07 - -

Domestically produced farm food

6.615 -0.3 -0.017 0.13 - -

Other services

11.877 0.2 0.020 0.07 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.451 -1.0 -0.025 0.48 S-Mar. 2016 -1.2

Fuels and utilities

4.940 0.2 0.008 0.21 L-Oct. 2016 0.5

Household energy

3.770 0.1 0.005 0.27 L-Oct. 2016 0.7

Medical care

8.540 0.2 0.017 0.08 L-Sep. 2016 0.2

Transportation

15.257 1.0 0.157 0.06 L-Oct. 2016 1.4

Private transportation

14.150 1.0 0.143 0.07 L-Oct. 2016 1.6

New and used motor vehicles(5)

6.401 0.3 0.017 0.10 L-Jan. 2016 0.4

Utilities and public transportation

9.863 0.1 0.008 0.13 S-Oct. 2016 0.0

Household furnishings and operations

4.030 0.1 0.004 0.13 L-Oct. 2016 0.1

Other goods and services

3.171 0.3 0.010 0.09 L-Sep. 2016 0.4

Personal care

2.512 0.3 0.007 0.11 L-Sep. 2016 0.4

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.


Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2016, 12-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2016
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Dec. 2015-
Dec. 2016
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Dec. 2015-
Dec. 2016(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 2.1   0.08 L-Jun. 2014 2.1

Food

13.709 -0.2 -0.033 0.13 L-Aug. 2016 0.0

Food at home

7.917 -2.0 -0.167 0.18 L-Aug. 2016 -1.9

Cereals and bakery products

1.071 -0.7 -0.008 0.40 - -

Cereals and cereal products

0.357 -1.6 -0.006 0.67 S-Oct. 2016 -2.1

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.042 -1.9 -0.001 0.84 S-Oct. 2016 -2.0

Breakfast cereal

0.185 -1.5 -0.003 1.05 S-Oct. 2016 -2.4

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.130 -1.6 -0.002 1.01 L-Sep. 2016 -1.2

Rice(4)(5)

  -2.2   1.28 L-Oct. 2016 -2.1

Bakery products

0.714 -0.2 -0.002 0.49 - -

Bread(4)

0.213 -0.9 -0.002 0.84 S-Sep. 2016 -1.1

White bread(5)

  -0.4   1.17 S-Oct. 2016 -0.7

Bread other than white(5)

  -1.0   1.26 L-Oct. 2016 -0.1

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.105 -0.1 0.000 1.13 L-Sep. 2016 0.1

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.174 0.6 0.001 1.20 S-Oct. 2016 -0.1

Cookies(5)

  0.3   1.51 - -

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  1.0   1.71 S-Oct. 2016 -0.2

Other bakery products

0.222 -0.3 -0.001 1.03 S-Oct. 2016 -1.1

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  1.5   1.50 L-Feb. 2016 3.6

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  -1.3   1.50 S-Sep. 2016 -2.1

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

  -0.7   1.38 S-Sep. 2016 -1.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.755 -5.4 -0.101 0.38 L-Jun. 2016 -5.0

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.655 -2.8 -0.049 0.40 L-May 2016 -2.7

Meats

1.046 -4.2 -0.047 0.51 L-Jun. 2016 -3.9

Beef and veal

0.467 -5.6 -0.028 0.70 L-May 2016 -5.4

Uncooked ground beef

0.190 -8.1 -0.017 0.99 L-Dec. 2015 -5.3

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.063 -4.9 -0.003 1.52 L-May 2016 -3.1

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.167 -4.2 -0.007 1.31 L-Jun. 2016 -3.8

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.047 -0.8 0.000 1.35 L-Oct. 2015 1.5

Pork

0.323 -4.2 -0.014 0.81 L-Sep. 2016 -3.6

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.134 -3.8 -0.005 1.18 L-Sep. 2016 -1.6

Bacon and related products(5)

  -4.1   1.27 L-Sep. 2016 -1.7

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  -2.8   1.72 L-Oct. 2016 -2.7

Ham

0.059 -5.0 -0.003 1.93 S-Oct. 2016 -5.6

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  -5.5   1.91 S-Oct. 2016 -6.3

Pork chops

0.053 -6.6 -0.004 1.66 S-Feb. 2016 -6.8

Other pork including roasts and picnics(4)

0.077 -2.4 -0.002 1.74 L-Mar. 2015 5.4

Other meats

0.256 -1.8 -0.005 0.88 L-Oct. 2016 -1.8

Frankfurters(5)

  -4.6   2.45 L-Oct. 2016 -4.4

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  -1.7   1.08 L-Oct. 2016 -1.1

Lamb and organ meats(5)

  0.1   2.53 S-Aug. 2016 -1.6

Lamb and mutton(4)(5)

  -2.9   4.22 L-Oct. 2016 -2.7

Poultry

0.344 -1.7 -0.006 0.83 L-Sep. 2016 -1.5

Chicken(4)

0.280 -1.7 -0.005 0.94 L-Sep. 2016 -1.7

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  1.0   1.98 L-Oct. 2016 1.5

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  -2.8   1.18 L-Jun. 2016 -2.8

Other poultry including turkey(4)

0.064 -1.8 -0.001 1.61 L-Oct. 2016 -1.4

Fish and seafood

0.265 1.5 0.004 0.84 L-Apr. 2015 1.9

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.144 3.7 0.005 1.49 L-Oct. 2016 3.7

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.120 -0.9 -0.001 0.95 L-Aug. 2015 -0.9

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  -1.3   1.25 S-Oct. 2016 -1.9

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  -0.5   1.70 L-Apr. 2015 2.1

Eggs

0.100 -33.8 -0.052 1.09 S-Oct. 2016 -35.5

Dairy and related products

0.814 -1.3 -0.011 0.42 L-Apr. 2015 -0.7

Milk(4)

0.232 -1.6 -0.004 0.64 L-Jan. 2015 1.1

Fresh whole milk(5)

  -1.2   1.04 L-Jan. 2015 2.1

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  -2.0   0.89 L-Jan. 2015 0.7

Cheese and related products

0.262 -2.8 -0.008 0.81 S-Sep. 2016 -3.1

Ice cream and related products

0.117 0.8 0.001 1.18 L-Jul. 2016 1.0

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.203 -0.3 -0.001 0.81 L-Apr. 2016 0.4

Fruits and vegetables

1.346 -2.4 -0.033 0.60 S-Mar. 2012 -3.9

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.054 -3.0 -0.034 0.73 S-Jun. 2015 -3.0

Fresh fruits

0.576 -1.3 -0.008 1.01 S-Oct. 2015 -1.4

Apples

0.084 0.9 0.001 2.01 S-Oct. 2015 -1.0

Bananas

0.087 -1.4 -0.001 0.98 S-Aug. 2016 -2.4

Citrus fruits(4)

0.152 2.0 0.003 2.67 L-Oct. 2016 2.0

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  0.5   2.41 L-Sep. 2016 2.1

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.254 -3.8 -0.010 1.57 S-Jul. 2015 -6.4

Fresh vegetables

0.478 -5.0 -0.026 0.92 S-May 2012 -6.9

Potatoes

0.077 5.2 0.004 1.93 L-Jun. 2014 6.6

Lettuce

0.061 -16.9 -0.013 2.31 S-Mar. 2014 -16.9

Tomatoes

0.086 -4.7 -0.004 1.99 S-Dec. 2015 -10.3

Other fresh vegetables

0.254 -4.6 -0.013 1.33 S-Aug. 2014 -5.4

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.292 0.1 0.000 0.64 L-Apr. 2016 1.0

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.151 0.4 0.001 1.05 L-Oct. 2016 0.6

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  0.9   1.33 L-Apr. 2016 1.8

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  0.5   1.44 L-Oct. 2016 0.9

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.087 0.6 0.001 1.18 S-Sep. 2016 -1.5

Frozen vegetables(5)

  1.1   1.47 S-Oct. 2016 0.6

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.054 -1.7 -0.001 1.17 L-Jul. 2016 -1.0

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

  -3.7   2.10 S-Jun. 2013 -5.4

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.951 -0.9 -0.009 0.45 S-Oct. 2016 -1.3

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.670 -0.5 -0.003 0.53 L-Aug. 2016 0.0

Carbonated drinks

0.265 0.2 0.001 0.84 L-Oct. 2016 0.7

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.011 0.9 0.000 1.20 L-May 2016 1.8

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.393 -0.9 -0.004 0.83 L-Aug. 2016 0.2

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.281 -2.0 -0.006 0.78 S-Aug. 2016 -2.2

Coffee

0.175 -3.1 -0.006 1.06 S-Aug. 2016 -3.8

Roasted coffee(5)

  -3.4   1.22 S-Oct. 2016 -3.7

Instant and freeze dried coffee(5)

  -2.0   1.65 S-Jul. 2016 -4.9

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.106 -0.1 0.000 0.88 S-Jun. 2016 -1.4

Other food at home

1.981 -0.3 -0.006 0.34 L-Aug. 2016 -0.1

Sugar and sweets

0.289 -0.7 -0.002 0.76 L-Aug. 2016 -0.6

Sugar and artificial sweeteners

0.048 -2.5 -0.001 1.02 S-Oct. 2014 -3.8

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.185 -0.6 -0.001 1.19 L-Sep. 2016 -0.4

Other sweets(4)

0.055 0.7 0.000 0.96 S-Sep. 2016 -2.0

Fats and oils

0.228 -1.8 -0.004 0.66 L-Oct. 2016 -1.8

Butter and margarine(4)

0.066 -3.7 -0.003 1.16 S-Aug. 2012 -4.5

Butter(5)

  -6.3   1.61 S-Oct. 2012 -8.1

Margarine(5)

  0.4   1.36 L-Oct. 2016 0.7

Salad dressing(4)

0.055 -2.1 -0.001 1.06 L-Oct. 2016 -1.8

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.107 -0.4 0.000 1.06 L-Feb. 2013 -0.2

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  -1.4   1.50 L-May 2016 -0.6

Other foods

1.464 0.0 0.000 0.40 L-Aug. 2016 0.1

Soups

0.091 4.2 0.004 1.38 L-May 2012 4.5

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.261 -0.6 -0.002 0.91 L-May 2016 -0.6

Snacks

0.331 -0.9 -0.003 1.07 S-Mar. 2014 -0.9

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.281 1.0 0.003 0.90 L-Jul. 2016 1.3

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

  2.8   1.35 L-Sep. 2016 3.4

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  -4.5   2.00 L-Oct. 2016 -1.9

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  -0.1   1.34 S-Oct. 2016 -1.2

Other condiments(5)

  -1.7   1.74 S-Nov. 2014 -1.7

Baby food(4)

0.056 1.6 0.001 0.77 S-Sep. 2016 0.6

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.445 -0.5 -0.002 0.70 L-Sep. 2016 -0.2

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  2.3   1.20 L-Jun. 2016 3.4

Food away from home

5.792 2.3 0.134 0.17 - -

Full service meals and snacks(4)

2.806 2.4 0.067 0.23 L-Aug. 2016 2.4

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.458 2.4 0.058 0.29 - -

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.199 2.5 0.005 0.64 - -

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

  2.1   0.41 - -

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.082 3.8 0.003 1.22 S-Sep. 2016 3.7

Other food away from home(4)

0.246 0.4 0.001 0.44 S-EVER -

Energy

6.972 5.4 0.369 0.17 L-Feb. 2012 7.0

Energy commodities

3.383 9.0 0.291 0.19 L-Feb. 2012 12.4

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.181 7.9 0.014 0.81 L-Feb. 2014 14.0

Fuel oil

0.097 12.7 0.012 0.82 L-Dec. 2011 18.0

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.085 2.8 0.002 1.48 L-Sep. 2014 3.5

Motor fuel

3.202 9.1 0.277 0.20 L-Oct. 2012 9.2

Gasoline (all types)

3.153 9.1 0.274 0.20 L-Oct. 2012 9.1

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  9.5   0.46 L-Feb. 2012 12.8

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  9.1   0.52 L-Feb. 2012 12.2

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  7.1   0.38 L-Oct. 2012 9.5

Other motor fuels(4)

0.049 4.7 0.002 0.26 L-Oct. 2012 7.3

Energy services(10)

3.589 2.2 0.078 0.30 L-Dec. 2014 3.7

Electricity(10)

2.793 0.7 0.019 0.38 L-Apr. 2015 3.8

Utility (piped) gas service(10)

0.796 7.8 0.059 0.49 L-Apr. 2014 11.8

All items less food and energy

79.319 2.2 1.739 0.10 L-Sep. 2016 2.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.230 -0.6 -0.116 0.24 L-Oct. 2016 -0.5

Household furnishings and supplies(11)

3.180 -2.2 -0.072 0.30 S-Sep. 2014 -2.4

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.258 -5.1 -0.014 1.12 S-Jul. 2015 -5.1

Floor coverings(4)

0.059 1.4 0.001 1.00 S-Oct. 2016 1.4

Window coverings(4)

0.054 0.8 0.000 1.32 S-Sep. 2016 0.8

Other linens(4)

0.146 -9.6 -0.015 1.68 S-EVER -

Furniture and bedding

0.756 -2.8 -0.023 0.70 S-Sep. 2016 -3.2

Bedroom furniture

0.266 -3.6 -0.010 1.13 S-Feb. 2015 -4.2

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

0.359 -0.6 -0.002 1.16 L-Oct. 2016 -0.3

Other furniture(4)

0.126 -7.2 -0.010 1.75 S-Oct. 2016 -7.2

Infants' furniture(7)(5)

      3.58 - -

Appliances(4)

0.178 -4.4 -0.008 0.92 S-Mar. 2015 -5.3

Major appliances(4)

0.054 -5.9 -0.003 1.24 L-Jul. 2016 -5.3

Laundry equipment(5)

  -4.9   1.34 L-Jan. 2016 -4.0

Other appliances(4)

0.121 -3.7 -0.005 1.22 S-Nov. 2015 -3.8

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.454 -3.7 -0.018 0.97 L-Aug. 2016 -3.4

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.233 -5.2 -0.013 1.78 L-Sep. 2016 -5.2

Indoor plants and flowers(12)

0.100 -1.1 -0.001 1.42 L-Jun. 2016 -0.2

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.051 -7.2 -0.004 2.60 S-Sep. 2016 -7.2

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.070 0.1 0.000 1.20 L-May 2013 0.1

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.675 -0.4 -0.003 0.69 L-Nov. 2015 -0.4

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.179 -1.1 -0.002 1.14 S-Oct. 2016 -1.7

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.337 0.0 0.000 0.82 L-Jan. 2016 0.1

Housekeeping supplies

0.860 -0.7 -0.006 0.45 - -

Household cleaning products(4)

0.342 0.3 0.001 0.73 S-Sep. 2016 0.3

Household paper products(4)

0.233 -0.3 -0.001 0.95 L-Sep. 2016 0.5

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.285 -2.1 -0.006 0.87 - -

Apparel

3.152 -0.1 -0.004 1.10 S-Sep. 2016 -0.1

Men's and boys' apparel

0.783 -2.9 -0.023 1.58 S-Mar. 2016 -3.2

Men's apparel

0.622 -3.2 -0.020 1.68 S-Mar. 2016 -3.7

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.101 0.4 0.000 4.45 S-Aug. 2016 -0.2

Men's furnishings

0.196 -6.4 -0.013 1.95 S-EVER -

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.180 -0.8 -0.001 3.27 S-Oct. 2016 -0.9

Men's pants and shorts

0.138 -4.1 -0.006 2.93 S-Sep. 2016 -5.4

Boys' apparel

0.161 -1.8 -0.003 3.15 S-Jul. 2015 -3.9

Women's and girls' apparel

1.296 0.3 0.004 2.28 S-Sep. 2016 0.0

Women's apparel

1.083 0.3 0.003 2.36 S-Oct. 2016 0.3

Women's outerwear

0.072 -4.8 -0.003 6.49 S-Oct. 2016 -8.2

Women's dresses

0.155 3.9 0.006 11.82 L-Nov. 2014 3.9

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.496 -0.1 0.000 2.53 S-Sep. 2016 -0.3

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

0.350 0.5 0.002 2.23 S-Aug. 2016 0.1

Girls' apparel

0.213 0.5 0.001 5.34 S-Aug. 2016 -2.8

Footwear

0.702 1.4 0.009 1.58 L-Feb. 2016 1.8

Men's footwear

0.213 1.3 0.003 2.42 L-Oct. 2016 2.0

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.175 2.6 0.004 2.48 S-Sep. 2016 1.5

Women's footwear

0.314 0.7 0.002 2.86 L-May 2016 1.3

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.152 -2.5 -0.004 2.06 L-May 2016 -2.1

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.220 4.6 0.010 1.91 S-Apr. 2016 4.4

Watches(8)

0.078 2.5 0.002 2.38 L-Oct. 2016 5.6

Jewelry(8)

0.142 5.8 0.008 2.38 S-Sep. 2016 5.4

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(11)

6.139 -1.1 -0.067 0.23 L-Oct. 2016 -1.1

New vehicles

3.673 0.3 0.012 0.34 L-Oct. 2016 0.3

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  0.3   0.32 L-Mar. 2016 0.4

New cars(5)

  -0.2   0.35 - -

New trucks(13)(5)

  0.6   0.35 L-Oct. 2016 0.7

Used cars and trucks

1.991 -3.5 -0.074 0.12 L-Jun. 2016 -3.1

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.382 -1.0 -0.004 0.42 L-Oct. 2016 -0.1

Tires

0.228 -1.9 -0.005 0.58 L-Oct. 2016 -0.4

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.154 0.3 0.000 0.51 L-Aug. 2016 0.6

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  0.1   0.66 L-Oct. 2016 0.7

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  1.2   0.81 L-Oct. 2016 1.2

Medical care commodities

1.853 4.7 0.084 0.64 L-Oct. 2016 5.0

Medicinal drugs(11)

1.793 4.8 0.084 0.66 L-Oct. 2016 5.2

Prescription drugs

1.435 6.2 0.086 0.82 L-Oct. 2016 7.0

Nonprescription drugs(11)

0.358 -0.6 -0.002 0.81 L-Sep. 2016 -0.6

Medical equipment and supplies(11)

0.060 0.3 0.000 1.18 L-Dec. 2014 0.9

Recreation commodities(11)

1.793 -3.5 -0.067 0.45 L-Aug. 2016 -3.1

Video and audio products(11)

0.214 -15.1 -0.038 0.71 L-Oct. 2016 -14.5

Televisions

0.101 -24.5 -0.032 1.27 L-Oct. 2016 -21.7

Other video equipment(4)

0.025 -3.0 -0.001 2.04 L-Aug. 2016 -2.4

Audio equipment

0.058 -6.4 -0.004 1.54 L-Aug. 2016 -5.3

Audio discs, tapes and other media(4)

0.022 -4.8 -0.001 1.31 L-Aug. 2016 -3.1

Pets and pet products

0.587 0.7 0.004 0.75 S-Oct. 2016 0.0

Pet food(4)(5)

  -0.1   0.73 S-Oct. 2016 -0.2

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

  1.5   1.57 S-Oct. 2016 0.3

Sporting goods

0.432 -1.4 -0.006 0.98 L-Oct. 2016 -1.3

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.228 1.1 0.002 1.25 L-Aug. 2015 1.5

Sports equipment

0.195 -4.2 -0.009 1.25 S-Jun. 2015 -4.6

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.039 4.4 0.002 2.13 L-Mar. 1990 4.5

Film and photographic supplies(4)(5)

           

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  4.2   2.32 L-EVER -

Recreational reading materials

0.150 0.8 0.001 1.23 L-Feb. 2016 2.4

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.087 3.9 0.003 1.55 L-Feb. 2015 4.0

Recreational books(4)

0.063 -3.3 -0.002 1.76 S-Jul. 2016 -4.2

Other recreational goods(4)

0.370 -7.3 -0.029 1.31 L-Sep. 2016 -7.2

Toys

0.297 -8.7 -0.028 1.52 L-Aug. 2016 -7.9

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

  -8.0   1.31 L-Oct. 2016 -7.8

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.025 -1.8 0.000 3.78 L-May 2016 -1.3

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.034 1.6 0.001 1.24 S-Oct. 2016 1.6

Education and communication commodities(11)

0.616 -3.6 -0.024 0.87 L-Dec. 2015 -3.2

Educational books and supplies

0.166 5.5 0.009 1.22 S-Aug. 2016 5.5

College textbooks(14)(5)

  6.1   1.32 S-Oct. 2016 5.9

Information technology commodities(11)

0.451 -6.6 -0.032 1.09 L-Oct. 2014 -6.4

Personal computers and peripheral equipment(6)

0.275 -5.7 -0.017 1.27 L-Dec. 2010 -5.6

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.085 -11.0 -0.011 1.91 S-EVER -

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

0.091 -5.0 -0.005 3.25 L-Apr. 2014 -4.8

Alcoholic beverages

0.952 1.4 0.013 0.31 L-Sep. 2016 1.4

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.585 0.8 0.005 0.46 L-Sep. 2016 1.0

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.270 1.9 0.005 0.51 L-Jun. 2016 1.9

Distilled spirits at home

0.073 0.3 0.000 0.63 S-Sep. 2016 0.3

Whiskey at home(5)

  -0.4   1.12 S-May 2016 -2.2

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  1.2   1.00 - -

Wine at home

0.242 -0.3 -0.001 0.86 L-Oct. 2016 -0.2

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.367 2.3 0.008 0.42 - -

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

  2.3   0.55 - -

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  2.2   0.80 S-Oct. 2016 2.2

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  2.6   0.61 L-Oct. 2016 2.7

Other goods(11)

1.546 1.3 0.020 0.40 L-Sep. 2016 1.4

Tobacco and smoking products

0.659 3.6 0.023 0.44 L-Jun. 2016 3.6

Cigarettes(4)

0.597 3.6 0.021 0.46 L-Oct. 2016 3.6

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.045 3.3 0.001 1.26 L-May 2016 3.4

Personal care products

0.699 -0.3 -0.002 0.79 L-Sep. 2016 0.4

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

0.372 -0.4 -0.002 1.10 L-Sep. 2016 0.1

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.322 -0.1 0.000 1.18 L-Sep. 2016 0.8

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.187 -0.9 -0.002 1.06 L-Jan. 2015 -0.6

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  1.8   1.13 L-Sep. 2014 2.1

Infants' equipment(7)(5)

  -7.1   1.47 S-EVER -

Services less energy services

60.089 3.1 1.855 0.11 L-Sep. 2016 3.2

Shelter

33.587 3.6 1.199 0.16 - -

Rent of shelter(15)

33.245 3.7 1.199 0.16 L-Jul. 2007 3.7

Rent of primary residence(10)

7.848 4.0 0.306 0.17 L-Dec. 2007 4.0

Lodging away from home(4)

0.868 3.3 0.027 2.00 L-Oct. 2016 4.4

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

0.121 3.0 0.004 0.26 - -

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.747 3.3 0.024 2.41 L-Oct. 2016 3.9

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

24.528 3.6 0.866 0.16 L-Apr. 2007 3.9

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

23.404 3.6 0.828 0.16 L-Apr. 2007 3.9

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.343 0.0 0.000 0.95 S-Jan. 2008 0.0

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.170 3.4 0.039 0.47 - -

Water and sewerage maintenance(10)

0.885 3.9 0.034 0.55 S-Oct. 2016 3.9

Garbage and trash collection(13)

0.286 1.8 0.005 0.61 L-Apr. 2016 1.8

Household operations(4)

0.851 2.9 0.025 0.38 L-Jul. 2016 2.9

Domestic services(4)

0.281 1.1 0.003 0.42 S-Aug. 2016 1.0

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.280 2.6 0.007 0.58 L-Sep. 2015 3.9

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.118 6.6 0.007 1.30 S-Oct. 2015 6.4

Repair of household items(4)

0.089 5.0 0.004 0.70 L-Jun. 2015 5.3

Medical care services

6.687 3.9 0.257 0.24 - -

Professional services

3.161 3.1 0.097 0.30 L-Oct. 2016 3.2

Physicians' services(10)

1.709 3.8 0.064 0.46 L-Oct. 2016 4.0

Dental services(10)

0.816 2.7 0.022 0.54 - -

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.322 1.4 0.004 0.74 S-Oct. 2016 1.1

Services by other medical professionals(10)(8)

0.314 2.2 0.007 0.56 L-Oct. 2010 2.2

Hospital and related services

2.512 4.3 0.105 0.41 L-Sep. 2016 5.6

Hospital services(10)(16)

2.242 4.4 0.097 0.46 L-Sep. 2016 6.0

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

  4.9   0.91 L-Sep. 2016 6.3

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

  3.3   0.63 L-Sep. 2016 4.6

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

0.194 3.4 0.007 0.44 S-Feb. 2016 3.2

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.077 1.5 0.001 0.74 S-Sep. 2015 1.3

Health insurance(7)

1.014 5.6 0.055 0.25 S-Jan. 2016 4.8

Transportation services

5.917 2.8 0.166 0.31 L-Sep. 2016 3.0

Leased cars and trucks(14)

0.543 -2.8 -0.016 1.26 S-Jul. 2014 -3.0

Car and truck rental(4)

0.101 10.5 0.010 2.42 L-Oct. 2009 13.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.162 1.8 0.022 0.33 S-Oct. 2016 1.4

Motor vehicle body work

0.057 2.9 0.002 0.68 S-Oct. 2016 2.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.672 1.5 0.010 0.44 L-Sep. 2016 1.5

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.391 2.2 0.009 0.53 S-Oct. 2016 1.7

Motor vehicle insurance

2.475 7.0 0.167 0.59 L-Oct. 2003 7.2

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.529 1.9 0.010 0.45 S-Oct. 2016 1.1

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

0.283 1.3 0.004 0.66 - -

Parking and other fees(4)

0.235 2.6 0.006 0.47 S-Oct. 2016 0.9

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  3.2   0.63 S-Oct. 2016 2.4

Automobile service clubs(4)(5)

  -2.1   0.75 S-Oct. 2016 -10.8

Public transportation

1.107 -2.3 -0.026 0.75 L-Sep. 2016 -0.8

Airline fare

0.646 -4.7 -0.032 0.98 L-Sep. 2016 -2.7

Other intercity transportation

0.178 1.9 0.003 1.86 S-Oct. 2016 1.1

Intercity bus fare(6)(5)

      1.22 - -

Intercity train fare(6)(5)

  6.5   1.59 L-Apr. 2013 7.4

Ship fare(4)(5)

  2.7   2.34 S-Jul. 2015 0.1

Intracity transportation

0.279 0.9 0.003 0.22 - -

Intracity mass transit(11)(5)

  0.9   0.59 - -

Recreation services(11)

3.881 2.9 0.113 0.52 S-Oct. 2016 2.8

Video and audio services(11)

1.634 4.2 0.067 0.39 L-Jul. 2016 4.3

Cable and satellite television and radio service(13)

1.532 4.7 0.070 0.40 L-Sep. 2012 4.9

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

0.102 -3.2 -0.003 1.79 S-Jun. 2015 -4.4

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -8.6   2.46 S-Jun. 2015 -10.0

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

  3.7   0.99 S-Jul. 2016 3.0

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.371 2.2 0.008 0.44 S-Aug. 2013 2.1

Pet services(4)(5)

  1.3   1.08 S-Sep. 2016 1.0

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  2.3   0.58 S-Mar. 2010 2.3

Photographers and film processing(4)

0.049 0.5 0.000 1.18 S-Aug. 2015 -0.3

Photographer fees(4)(5)

  -1.0   0.77 S-Oct. 2016 -1.0

Film processing(4)(5)

  0.8   1.23 S-Oct. 2016 0.0

Other recreation services(4)

1.826 2.1 0.038 1.03 S-Aug. 2016 1.8

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

0.649 3.1 0.020 1.34 S-Oct. 2016 1.9

Admissions

0.634 1.9 0.012 1.31 - -

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

  2.5   0.98 S-Sep. 2015 2.0

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

  2.5   1.47 L-Oct. 2016 4.4

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.220 0.5 0.001 0.60 - -

Education and communication services(11)

6.371 0.1 0.008 0.19 - -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

3.041 2.6 0.078 0.31 L-Jul. 2016 2.7

College tuition and fees

1.804 2.3 0.042 0.45 L-Aug. 2016 2.3

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.316 3.5 0.011 0.42 L-Oct. 2016 3.5

Child care and nursery school(12)

0.747 2.9 0.021 0.52 L-Mar. 2016 3.2

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.042 1.7 0.001 0.48 S-Jul. 2016 1.6

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.136 0.3 0.000 0.35 - -

Postage

0.129 0.4 0.001 0.38 - -

Delivery services(4)

0.007 -2.0 0.000 0.53 L-Oct. 2016 -1.0

Telephone services(4)

2.465 -2.8 -0.072 0.30 L-Oct. 2016 -2.4

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.740 -4.2 -0.078 0.39 - -

Land-line telephone services(11)

0.725 0.9 0.006 0.42 L-May 2016 1.4

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.718 0.1 0.001 0.75 S-Oct. 2016 -0.4

Other personal services(11)

1.625 3.0 0.048 0.29 L-Sep. 2016 3.0

Personal care services

0.609 1.9 0.012 0.43 L-Aug. 2016 1.9

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.609 1.9 0.012 0.43 L-Aug. 2016 1.9

Miscellaneous personal services

1.016 3.6 0.036 0.40 L-Sep. 2016 3.8

Legal services(8)

0.245 4.1 0.010 0.66 L-Oct. 2016 4.1

Funeral expenses(8)

0.144 1.8 0.003 0.63 L-Jul. 2016 2.1

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.266 2.6 0.007 0.42 L-Sep. 2016 3.3

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.027 1.8 0.000 0.68 S-Oct. 2016 1.4

Financial services(8)

0.235 5.5 0.013 1.01 L-Sep. 2016 5.8

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

  5.1   0.60 - -

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

  5.4   1.40 L-Sep. 2016 5.8

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

86.291 2.5 2.108 0.09 L-Mar. 2012 2.6

All items less shelter

66.413 1.3 0.875 0.10 L-Jul. 2014 1.6

All items less food and shelter

52.704 1.7 0.909 0.12 L-Jul. 2013 1.9

All items less food, shelter, and energy

45.732 1.2 0.540 0.13 L-Oct. 2016 1.2

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

43.741 1.4 0.613 0.14 L-Oct. 2016 1.4

All items less medical care

91.460 1.9 1.734 0.08 L-Jul. 2014 1.9

All items less energy

93.028 1.8 1.706 0.08 L-Oct. 2016 1.8

Commodities

36.323 0.4 0.142 0.13 L-Sep. 2014 0.4

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.239 -0.2 -0.042 0.27 L-Oct. 2016 -0.2

Commodities less food

22.614 0.8 0.175 0.19 L-Jul. 2013 1.0

Commodities less food and beverages

21.662 0.7 0.162 0.20 L-Jul. 2013 1.0

Services

63.677 3.1 1.933 0.10 L-Nov. 2008 3.2

Services less rent of shelter(15)

30.433 2.4 0.734 0.12 L-Sep. 2016 2.5

Services less medical care services

56.990 3.0 1.676 0.11 L-Dec. 2008 3.0

Durables

9.267 -2.0 -0.194 0.19 L-Aug. 2016 -2.0

Nondurables

27.055 1.2 0.336 0.16 L-Jul. 2014 1.6

Nondurables less food

13.346 2.8 0.369 0.26 L-Oct. 2012 4.3

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.394 2.9 0.356 0.28 L-Oct. 2012 4.4

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.242 3.9 0.360 0.17 L-Oct. 2012 4.8

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.194 3.7 0.373 0.15 L-Oct. 2012 4.6

Housing

42.558 3.0 1.284 0.13 L-Oct. 2008 3.2

Education and communication(4)

6.987 -0.2 -0.016 0.20 L-Sep. 2016 0.1

Education(4)

3.206 2.7 0.087 0.30 L-Aug. 2016 2.7

Communication(4)

3.781 -2.6 -0.103 0.25 - -

Information and information processing(4)

3.645 -2.7 -0.104 0.26 L-Oct. 2016 -2.7

Information technology, hardware and services(17)

1.179 -2.6 -0.032 0.66 - -

Recreation(4)

5.674 0.8 0.046 0.35 - -

Video and audio(4)

1.848 1.5 0.029 0.36 L-Aug. 2016 1.7

Pets, pet products and services(4)

0.958 1.3 0.013 0.48 S-Oct. 2016 1.2

Photography(4)

0.089 2.1 0.002 1.30 L-Dec. 2011 2.3

Food and beverages

14.661 -0.1 -0.020 0.12 L-Aug. 2016 0.1

Domestically produced farm food

6.615 -2.3 -0.161 0.20 L-Aug. 2016 -2.1

Other services

11.877 1.4 0.168 0.20 - -

Apparel less footwear

2.451 -0.6 -0.013 1.32 S-Apr. 2016 -1.0

Fuels and utilities

4.940 2.7 0.132 0.23 L-Dec. 2014 3.0

Household energy

3.770 2.5 0.092 0.29 L-Dec. 2014 2.5

Medical care

8.540 4.1 0.341 0.24 L-Oct. 2016 4.3

Transportation

15.257 2.5 0.376 0.16 L-Jul. 2013 2.7

Private transportation

14.150 2.8 0.402 0.16 L-Oct. 2012 4.1

New and used motor vehicles(4)

6.401 -1.0 -0.068 0.25 L-Oct. 2016 -1.0

Utilities and public transportation

9.863 0.9 0.090 0.17 L-Dec. 2014 1.4

Household furnishings and operations

4.030 -1.1 -0.047 0.25 S-Jun. 2016 -1.1

Other goods and services

3.171 2.1 0.067 0.25 L-Sep. 2016 2.2

Personal care

2.512 1.7 0.044 0.31 L-Sep. 2016 1.9

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.


Last Modified Date: January 18, 2017