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, May 2017 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Apr.
2017
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
May
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017
May
2016-
May
2017
Apr.
2017-
May
2017
Feb.
2017-
Mar.
2017
Mar.
2017-
Apr.
2017
Apr.
2017-
May
2017

All items

100.000 240.229 244.524 244.733 1.9 0.1 -0.3 0.2 -0.1

Food

13.657 247.860 249.739 250.016 0.9 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2

Food at home

7.877 239.354 238.817 238.964 -0.2 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.057 273.074 271.865 272.445 -0.2 0.2 0.3 -0.3 0.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.730 248.989 243.330 243.815 -2.1 0.2 0.3 -0.6 0.3

Dairy and related products

0.807 216.122 217.827 217.015 0.4 -0.4 -0.6 -0.2 0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.349 295.974 298.164 298.470 0.8 0.1 1.6 2.2 -0.6

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.950 167.053 168.354 168.555 0.9 0.1 -0.1 -0.3 1.1

Other food at home

1.983 210.280 210.668 210.630 0.2 0.0 0.7 0.1 -0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.780 262.074 267.652 268.128 2.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Energy

7.294 192.673 202.869 203.132 5.4 0.1 -3.2 1.1 -2.7

Energy commodities

3.677 201.355 216.791 213.613 6.1 -1.5 -6.0 1.3 -6.2

Fuel oil(1)

0.103 208.488 239.822 233.216 11.9 -2.8 -0.8 -0.3 -2.8

Motor fuel

3.485 198.667 213.288 210.313 5.9 -1.4 -6.1 1.2 -6.4

Gasoline (all types)

3.434 198.011 212.424 209.441 5.8 -1.4 -6.2 1.2 -6.4

Energy services(2)

3.616 193.152 198.915 202.401 4.8 1.8 -0.3 0.9 0.7

Electricity(2)

2.807 205.038 206.671 210.541 2.7 1.9 -0.1 0.6 0.3

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.809 154.994 172.597 174.901 12.8 1.3 -0.8 2.2 1.9

All items less food and energy

79.049 247.544 251.642 251.835 1.7 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.122 146.230 145.665 145.119 -0.8 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3

Apparel

3.135 127.758 128.349 126.563 -0.9 -1.4 -0.7 -0.3 -0.8

New vehicles

3.660 147.646 148.457 148.033 0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2

Used cars and trucks

2.006 147.223 140.654 140.875 -4.3 0.2 -0.9 -0.5 -0.2

Medical care commodities

1.837 361.866 373.231 373.631 3.3 0.1 0.2 -0.8 0.4

Alcoholic beverages

0.948 242.430 245.500 244.785 1.0 -0.3 0.2 0.3 -0.3

Tobacco and smoking products

0.685 953.769 1,025.961 1,026.125 7.6 0.0 0.5 4.2 0.1

Services less energy services

59.927 309.770 316.971 317.670 2.6 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.2

Shelter

33.578 286.924 295.706 296.503 3.3 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.846 295.036 305.477 306.379 3.8 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

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

24.455 293.759 302.767 303.312 3.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Medical care services

6.668 493.270 505.855 505.611 2.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 -0.1

Physicians' services(2)

1.668 376.263 379.886 379.207 0.8 -0.2 -0.3 -1.2 -0.2

Hospital services(2)(4)

2.282 301.713 317.053 316.653 5.0 -0.1 0.4 1.0 0.1

Transportation services

5.970 302.381 308.908 311.178 2.9 0.7 0.4 -0.2 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.159 275.331 280.170 280.388 1.8 0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.504 487.021 516.203 521.149 7.0 1.0 1.2 -0.4 1.1

Airline fares

0.683 309.540 294.034 300.609 -2.9 2.2 0.4 -0.6 -2.7

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: June 14, 2017