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

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, August 2017 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Jul.
2017
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Aug.
2016
Jul.
2017
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2016-
Aug.
2017
Jul.
2017-
Aug.
2017
May
2017-
Jun.
2017
Jun.
2017-
Jul.
2017
Jul.
2017-
Aug.
2017

All items

100.000 240.849 244.786 245.519 1.9 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.4

Food

13.668 247.719 250.214 250.493 1.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1

Food at home

7.873 238.088 238.953 238.843 0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.2 -0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.056 273.104 271.950 272.544 -0.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.4 0.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.760 246.547 247.761 247.985 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.7 -0.2

Dairy and related products

0.801 215.506 216.434 216.537 0.5 0.0 -0.5 0.3 -0.4

Fruits and vegetables

1.333 292.156 294.935 295.009 1.0 0.0 -0.1 0.5 -0.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.942 167.044 167.085 166.822 -0.1 -0.2 -0.6 -0.3 -0.4

Other food at home

1.981 209.761 210.624 209.905 0.1 -0.3 -0.3 0.0 -0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.796 263.649 268.649 269.522 2.2 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.3

Energy

7.275 193.524 202.554 205.894 6.4 1.6 -1.6 -0.1 2.8

Energy commodities

3.478 193.119 205.222 212.978 10.3 3.8 -2.7 0.0 6.1

Fuel oil(1)

0.095 207.143 220.152 226.590 9.4 2.9 -3.7 -2.0 2.9

Motor fuel

3.298 190.209 202.051 209.881 10.3 3.9 -2.8 0.0 6.3

Gasoline (all types)

3.249 189.375 201.173 209.000 10.4 3.9 -2.8 0.0 6.3

Energy services(2)

3.797 202.521 209.084 208.454 2.9 -0.3 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1

Electricity(2)

2.981 214.222 219.696 219.078 2.3 -0.3 -0.6 0.4 0.0

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.817 164.715 174.301 173.646 5.4 -0.4 -0.2 -2.3 -0.5

All items less food and energy

79.057 248.278 251.936 252.460 1.7 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

18.872 145.140 143.915 143.895 -0.9 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Apparel

2.989 124.871 122.485 124.147 -0.6 1.4 -0.1 0.3 0.1

New vehicles

3.601 146.713 146.190 145.712 -0.7 -0.3 -0.3 -0.5 0.0

Used cars and trucks

1.988 144.858 139.519 139.350 -3.8 -0.1 -0.7 -0.5 -0.2

Medical care commodities

1.870 372.106 380.302 381.114 2.4 0.2 0.7 1.0 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages

0.944 242.009 244.706 245.042 1.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.687 969.004 1,030.729 1,029.619 6.3 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1

Services less energy services

60.185 311.746 318.674 319.559 2.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.4

Shelter

33.793 289.605 297.919 299.157 3.3 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.5

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.907 297.916 308.173 309.479 3.9 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.4

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

24.612 296.521 305.037 306.201 3.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3

Medical care services

6.672 499.187 506.681 507.390 1.6 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.2

Physicians' services(2)

1.658 382.156 377.989 378.990 -0.8 0.3 -0.4 0.1 0.4

Hospital services(2)(4)

2.296 305.972 319.387 319.394 4.4 0.0 0.9 0.5 0.2

Transportation services

5.996 298.876 310.567 309.469 3.5 -0.4 0.2 0.2 0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.155 275.923 279.605 280.488 1.7 0.3 -0.4 0.1 0.3

Motor vehicle insurance

2.551 491.047 526.394 530.908 8.1 0.9 1.0 0.3 1.0

Airline fares

0.641 268.040 276.308 259.359 -3.2 -6.1 -2.7 0.7 -1.0

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.

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Last Modified Date: September 14, 2017