Household furnishings and supplies prices down 1.6 percent over the year ending February 2018

March 15, 2018

Over the year ending February 2018, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) household furnishings and supplies index decreased 1.6 percent, compared with a 2.2-percent increase in the CPI-U for all items. Household furnishings and supplies makes up about 3.4 percent of the total CPI-U market basket.

12-month percentage change in CPI-U for selected household furnishings and supplies, February 2011–February 2018, not seasonally adjusted
Month      All items All items less food and energy Household furnishings and supplies Floor coverings Window coverings Bedroom furniture Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture Major appliances Clocks, lamps, and decorator items Indoor plants and flowers

Feb 2011

2.1% 1.1% -2.5% -0.6% -1.4% -2.7% -3.6% -5.2% -5.0% -0.5%

Mar 2011

2.7 1.2 -2.0 -1.2 -5.1 -1.5 -2.5 -5.1 -5.2 1.2

Apr 2011

3.2 1.3 -1.2 -1.5 -4.9 1.6 -1.6 -3.3 -5.5 1.8

May 2011

3.6 1.5 -1.0 -0.4 -3.6 0.3 -1.8 -3.1 -4.9 2.2

Jun 2011

3.6 1.6 -0.7 0.3 -3.4 -0.8 1.4 -2.2 -3.9 1.3

Jul 2011

3.6 1.8 -0.4 0.8 -4.0 0.4 1.9 -1.5 -3.6 0.8

Aug 2011

3.8 2.0 -0.1 1.7 -2.0 -0.3 2.7 0.1 -4.8 -1.1

Sep 2011

3.9 2.0 0.2 1.6 0.4 -0.1 1.4 0.7 -5.4 -0.7

Oct 2011

3.5 2.1 0.4 0.9 1.4 0.6 1.6 2.6 -6.3 -0.5

Nov 2011

3.4 2.2 0.6 0.6 2.1 0.4 1.9 2.1 -6.4 -1.1

Dec 2011

3.0 2.2 0.9 1.3 0.8 2.2 1.9 3.2 -6.7 1.3

Jan 2012

2.9 2.3 0.9 0.7 -2.4 2.0 2.2 5.9 -6.7 1.0

Feb 2012

2.9 2.2 1.2 0.1 -1.9 1.5 2.6 8.2 -7.0 0.6

Mar 2012

2.7 2.3 0.8 0.3 -0.6 1.4 3.2 9.0 -7.1 -1.3

Apr 2012

2.3 2.3 0.7 0.6 0.1 0.2 3.6 7.3 -7.1 -1.7

May 2012

1.7 2.3 0.3 -0.2 0.1 0.7 3.6 6.9 -6.4 -1.9

Jun 2012

1.7 2.2 0.4 -1.3 0.2 1.3 2.5 6.8 -6.2 -0.5

Jul 2012

1.4 2.1 0.6 -2.4 1.1 0.5 1.9 5.9 -5.1 -0.3

Aug 2012

1.7 1.9 0.0 -2.8 0.1 1.0 0.8 2.9 -4.5 -0.4

Sep 2012

2.0 2.0 -0.2 -2.8 1.6 0.9 2.4 2.2 -4.6 -0.6

Oct 2012

2.2 2.0 -0.3 -3.2 1.0 -0.3 1.9 2.8 -5.0 0.1

Nov 2012

1.8 1.9 -0.1 -4.1 1.4 -0.5 0.8 4.7 -4.5 0.7

Dec 2012

1.7 1.9 -0.4 -3.8 1.1 -2.9 0.1 3.9 -3.7 -0.5

Jan 2013

1.6 1.9 -0.6 -2.5 0.5 -2.6 -0.4 1.8 -3.6 -0.4

Feb 2013

2.0 2.0 -0.9 -3.1 1.4 -1.1 0.3 -0.5 -5.0 -0.2

Mar 2013

1.5 1.9 -1.1 -3.0 2.4 -1.1 0.6 -0.8 -5.3 0.9

Apr 2013

1.1 1.7 -1.1 -4.4 1.7 -1.6 0.3 -1.2 -6.0 1.2

May 2013

1.4 1.7 -0.8 -5.5 0.1 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -4.7 1.0

Jun 2013

1.8 1.6 -0.9 -5.5 -0.3 -0.5 -0.9 -1.8 -5.1 0.0

Jul 2013

2.0 1.7 -1.5 -5.0 -0.6 0.5 -2.1 -3.4 -6.4 -0.5

Aug 2013

1.5 1.8 -1.4 -4.8 0.0 0.6 -1.7 -3.1 -8.0 1.2

Sep 2013

1.2 1.7 -1.4 -4.1 -0.1 -1.9 -2.1 -2.3 -6.1 1.5

Oct 2013

1.0 1.7 -1.6 -3.7 -0.2 -1.6 -1.3 -3.1 -6.4 1.0

Nov 2013

1.2 1.7 -2.2 -3.7 -1.6 -1.2 -0.6 -5.0 -7.3 -0.3

Dec 2013

1.5 1.7 -2.2 -2.9 -1.1 -0.9 -0.7 -5.8 -7.1 -0.7

Jan 2014

1.6 1.6 -2.0 -3.4 -0.3 0.5 -0.7 -4.3 -8.7 0.0

Feb 2014

1.1 1.6 -2.2 -2.4 -1.2 -1.0 -3.0 -3.6 -8.6 0.3

Mar 2014

1.5 1.7 -2.0 -2.4 -2.6 -1.7 -4.4 -5.0 -7.0 -0.3

Apr 2014

2.0 1.8 -2.3 -0.8 -2.9 0.0 -3.6 -6.1 -6.2 -1.3

May 2014

2.1 2.0 -2.5 0.4 -0.7 0.3 -3.9 -6.7 -7.6 0.1

Jun 2014

2.1 1.9 -2.5 0.7 0.2 -0.4 -3.3 -7.9 -6.9 1.2

Jul 2014

2.0 1.9 -2.3 1.4 -1.6 -2.9 -3.1 -6.2 -6.1 0.6

Aug 2014

1.7 1.7 -2.4 2.3 -2.6 -3.3 -4.3 -6.6 -4.9 -0.6

Sep 2014

1.7 1.7 -2.4 2.1 -3.2 -1.8 -4.8 -6.2 -5.3 -0.3

Oct 2014

1.7 1.8 -1.8 0.9 -2.9 -2.2 -3.7 -6.6 -3.9 -0.3

Nov 2014

1.3 1.7 -1.8 1.0 1.1 -2.7 -3.0 -7.7 -4.8 1.1

Dec 2014

0.8 1.6 -1.9 0.8 -2.3 -2.4 -1.9 -6.9 -5.8 1.9

Jan 2015

-0.1 1.6 -2.1 1.3 -4.4 -4.2 -1.5 -7.7 -4.3 1.6

Feb 2015

0.0 1.7 -1.9 0.9 -5.0 -4.2 -0.5 -7.8 -3.9 1.3

Mar 2015

-0.1 1.8 -1.6 1.2 -6.5 -2.6 -0.1 -7.1 -3.9 0.4

Apr 2015

-0.2 1.8 -0.9 1.2 -3.8 -1.7 0.5 -5.4 -3.5 1.5

May 2015

0.0 1.7 -1.0 0.8 -6.6 -1.7 -0.2 -4.8 -4.3 1.0

Jun 2015

0.1 1.8 -1.3 1.1 -8.1 -2.0 -0.7 -4.1 -5.2 0.7

Jul 2015

0.2 1.8 -1.3 0.2 -7.1 -2.0 0.8 -6.0 -5.4 -0.1

Aug 2015

0.2 1.8 -1.4 -1.4 -7.6 -2.1 -0.2 -4.8 -5.6 0.4

Sep 2015

0.0 1.9 -1.0 -2.4 -7.5 -1.2 0.9 -3.9 -4.4 2.6

Oct 2015

0.2 1.9 -1.4 -0.5 -8.1 -1.3 -0.3 -4.8 -4.8 3.6

Nov 2015

0.5 2.0 -1.4 0.2 -10.3 -0.5 -1.1 -4.6 -6.1 3.1

Dec 2015

0.7 2.1 -1.0 0.9 -4.0 0.4 -2.3 -4.1 -4.5 1.7

Jan 2016

1.4 2.2 -0.8 0.5 0.4 1.2 -1.0 -4.0 -4.6 1.6

Feb 2016

1.0 2.3 -1.0 0.2 -2.3 1.2 -0.6 -5.7 -4.5 2.7

Mar 2016

0.9 2.2 -1.3 1.2 0.8 0.6 -0.6 -4.7 -4.5 2.3

Apr 2016

1.1 2.1 -2.0 1.1 -2.3 -1.6 -1.8 -4.8 -3.9 -0.3

May 2016

1.0 2.2 -2.0 0.9 0.7 -1.1 -2.1 -4.2 -4.1 -0.6

Jun 2016

1.0 2.2 -2.1 1.0 0.8 -1.6 -2.9 -4.8 -4.6 -0.2

Jul 2016

0.8 2.2 -1.9 0.6 1.3 -0.9 -3.1 -5.3 -5.0 -2.7

Aug 2016

1.1 2.3 -1.7 2.3 1.9 -1.0 -2.7 -6.0 -4.4 -1.3

Sep 2016

1.5 2.2 -2.0 3.9 0.8 -1.1 -2.6 -6.8 -5.2 -1.7

Oct 2016

1.6 2.1 -1.8 1.4 5.9 -1.7 -0.3 -6.2 -6.7 -2.5

Nov 2016

1.7 2.1 -2.0 1.7 3.5 -2.6 -1.2 -7.3 -5.3 -2.9

Dec 2016

2.1 2.2 -2.2 1.4 0.8 -3.6 -0.6 -5.9 -5.2 -1.1

Jan 2017

2.5 2.3 -1.7 0.4 -1.7 -2.8 -0.7 -4.8 -4.5 -0.1

Feb 2017

2.7 2.2 -1.7 -0.1 0.2 -1.5 -0.9 -4.6 -5.2 -0.6

Mar 2017

2.4 2.0 -1.5 -1.3 -0.4 -2.6 -1.0 -5.3 -5.0 0.8

Apr 2017

2.2 1.9 -1.4 -0.3 -0.3 -2.1 -1.9 -5.6 -9.1 1.6

May 2017

1.9 1.7 -1.4 1.0 -4.1 -2.4 -1.0 -5.6 -8.4 1.7

Jun 2017

1.6 1.7 -1.3 -0.7 -3.1 -2.3 0.1 -7.0 -5.6 1.8

Jul 2017

1.7 1.7 -1.7 -1.2 -3.7 -1.8 0.1 -5.2 -10.2 5.2

Aug 2017

1.9 1.7 -1.6 -1.8 -3.9 1.4 0.9 -3.9 -12.5 3.2

Sep 2017

2.2 1.7 -1.9 -3.1 -1.9 1.4 -0.2 -4.3 -13.1 0.5

Oct 2017

2.0 1.8 -2.1 -1.3 -5.4 0.5 -2.3 -3.5 -12.1 0.2

Nov 2017

2.2 1.7 -1.9 0.2 -6.7 1.0 -1.6 -3.7 -8.9 0.9

Dec 2017

2.1 1.8 -1.7 -1.9 -7.3 0.2 -1.4 -2.6 -8.9 2.0

Jan 2018

2.1 1.8 -1.7 0.1 -5.7 0.7 -2.0 -2.4 -10.8 -0.6

Feb 2018

2.2 1.8 -1.6 3.5 -2.5 0.3 -1.6 -4.2 -10.2 0.3
12-month percentage change in CPI-U for selected household furnishings and supplies, February 2011–February 2018, not seasonally adjusted
Month     Dishes and flatware Nonelectric cookware and tableware Tools, hardware and supplies Household cleaning products Household paper products

Feb 2011

2.1% 1.9% 0.1% -0.7% 1.7%

Mar 2011

2.7 0.9 -0.1 -1.0 2.6

Apr 2011

3.2 0.4 0.0 -1.2 3.1

May 2011

3.6 0.3 1.1 0.2 2.4

Jun 2011

3.6 1.6 1.1 -0.2 2.4

Jul 2011

3.6 2.3 2.1 -0.3 1.7

Aug 2011

3.8 1.3 3.7 0.6 1.1

Sep 2011

3.9 1.5 3.5 1.9 2.7

Oct 2011

3.5 1.5 2.9 2.8 2.5

Nov 2011

3.4 1.4 2.7 3.5 2.6

Dec 2011

3.0 0.6 2.6 3.2 2.7

Jan 2012

2.9 -0.4 2.5 2.7 3.3

Feb 2012

2.9 -0.6 2.8 2.3 5.0

Mar 2012

2.7 -0.6 2.6 2.9 4.6

Apr 2012

2.3 0.4 2.6 3.0 4.3

May 2012

1.7 0.0 2.0 2.2 4.3

Jun 2012

1.7 -0.4 1.4 2.9 4.6

Jul 2012

1.4 0.2 1.3 2.4 3.8

Aug 2012

1.7 0.0 0.3 1.3 3.8

Sep 2012

2.0 -1.6 0.4 -0.2 3.7

Oct 2012

2.2 -0.3 0.8 -0.7 3.0

Nov 2012

1.8 0.5 1.0 -1.1 2.8

Dec 2012

1.7 0.1 1.0 -0.8 2.3

Jan 2013

1.6 0.8 0.6 -1.1 1.8

Feb 2013

2.0 1.1 0.6 -0.9 1.3

Mar 2013

1.5 -0.1 0.8 -1.3 1.8

Apr 2013

1.1 -0.5 1.4 -0.6 1.7

May 2013

1.4 0.1 1.3 -0.3 2.2

Jun 2013

1.8 -0.2 1.3 -1.0 2.8

Jul 2013

2.0 -1.7 1.0 -1.3 1.8

Aug 2013

1.5 -0.9 1.4 -1.4 0.8

Sep 2013

1.2 0.0 1.7 -1.7 0.6

Oct 2013

1.0 -0.8 1.3 -2.3 1.6

Nov 2013

1.2 -1.6 1.1 -2.4 0.5

Dec 2013

1.5 -2.2 0.4 -2.3 0.6

Jan 2014

1.6 -3.6 0.5 -1.5 0.4

Feb 2014

1.1 -3.4 0.6 -1.9 0.2

Mar 2014

1.5 -2.5 0.1 -1.6 0.0

Apr 2014

2.0 -4.1 -1.3 -2.2 0.9

May 2014

2.1 -4.3 -1.6 -2.2 0.4

Jun 2014

2.1 -4.7 -1.4 -2.3 -0.5

Jul 2014

2.0 -5.4 -1.4 -2.8 0.3

Aug 2014

1.7 -5.5 -1.2 -2.8 0.5

Sep 2014

1.7 -3.5 -0.4 -2.2 -0.2

Oct 2014

1.7 -2.9 0.0 -1.3 -0.7

Nov 2014

1.3 -3.8 -0.4 -1.0 -0.6

Dec 2014

0.8 -3.7 0.8 -0.9 -0.7

Jan 2015

-0.1 -4.1 0.8 -2.0 -1.1

Feb 2015

0.0 -4.2 0.0 -1.5 -0.2

Mar 2015

-0.1 -3.0 0.4 -0.7 -0.6

Apr 2015

-0.2 -2.7 1.0 0.1 -0.9

May 2015

0.0 -2.5 1.2 0.5 -1.2

Jun 2015

0.1 -2.6 0.9 -0.1 -1.5

Jul 2015

0.2 -1.5 0.5 1.0 -0.9

Aug 2015

0.2 -0.9 -0.1 0.9 -0.7

Sep 2015

0.0 -3.0 -1.2 1.0 -0.5

Oct 2015

0.2 -3.9 -1.1 0.0 -0.8

Nov 2015

0.5 -3.9 -1.6 -0.3 0.2

Dec 2015

0.7 -5.0 -2.5 0.0 0.5

Jan 2016

1.4 -2.8 -2.3 0.7 1.1

Feb 2016

1.0 -3.1 -2.3 0.7 0.4

Mar 2016

0.9 -3.2 -1.7 0.3 0.5

Apr 2016

1.1 -1.2 -2.4 -0.5 -0.3

May 2016

1.0 -2.3 -2.5 -0.4 -0.4

Jun 2016

1.0 -2.0 -1.5 0.8 -0.2

Jul 2016

0.8 -2.5 -1.3 0.8 -0.4

Aug 2016

1.1 -2.6 -1.7 0.5 0.3

Sep 2016

1.5 -2.1 -1.5 0.3 0.5

Oct 2016

1.6 -0.8 -1.7 0.7 -0.4

Nov 2016

1.7 -0.4 -1.0 0.4 -0.8

Dec 2016

2.1 0.1 -1.1 0.3 -0.3

Jan 2017

2.5 0.1 -0.9 0.3 -0.9

Feb 2017

2.7 -0.2 -1.0 -0.6 -0.7

Mar 2017

2.4 -1.6 -1.6 -0.9 -1.0

Apr 2017

2.2 -2.9 -0.6 0.9 -0.1

May 2017

1.9 -2.9 0.2 -0.2 0.4

Jun 2017

1.6 -2.9 -0.4 -1.1 0.8

Jul 2017

1.7 -2.5 -0.4 -2.0 0.4

Aug 2017

1.9 -2.1 0.0 -1.6 -0.2

Sep 2017

2.2 -2.9 -0.3 -1.8 -0.5

Oct 2017

2.0 -4.1 -0.1 -1.5 0.2

Nov 2017

2.2 -3.8 -0.2 -1.7 -1.1

Dec 2017

2.1 -6.0 -0.3 -1.3 -0.6

Jan 2018

2.1 -8.0 0.2 -2.2 0.4

Feb 2018

2.2 -5.9 1.2 -1.9 0.0

Within the household furnishings and supplies index, prices for clocks, lamps, and decorator items decreased 10.2 percent over the year ending February 2018, and prices for major appliances decreased 4.2 percent. From February 2017 to February 2018, the price index for floor coverings increased 3.5 percent. The CPI-U for all items less food and energy increased 1.8 percent over the same period.

These data are from the BLS Consumer Price Index program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Consumer Price Index — February 2018" (HTML) (PDF). Also see Charts related to the latest "U.S. Consumer Price Index" news release.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Household furnishings and supplies prices down 1.6 percent over the year ending February 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/household-furnishings-and-supplies-prices-down-1-point-6-percent-over-the-year-ending-february-2018.htm (visited September 15, 2019).

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