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, 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.

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Last Modified Date: January 18, 2017