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01/14/2020 | 09:38am EST

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8:30 a.m. (EST) January 14, 2020

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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX - DECEMBER 2019

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.2 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.3 percent in November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 2.3 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The indexes for gasoline, shelter, and medical care all rose in December, accounting for most of the increase in the seasonally adjusted all items index. The gasoline index increased 2.8 percent in December. Other major energy component indexes were mixed, and the energy index rose 1.4 percent. The food index rose 0.2 percent in December with the indexes for both food at home and food away from home increasing over the month.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in December after increasing 0.2 percent in November. Along with the indexes for shelter and medical care, the indexes for apparel, motor vehicle insurance, recreation, and new vehicles all increased in December. The indexes for used cars and trucks, household furnishings and operations, and airline fares were among those to decline.

The all items index increased 2.3 percent for the 12 months ending December, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending October 2018. The index for all items less food and energy also rose 2.3 percent over the last 12 months, the same increase as the periods ending October and November. The food index rose 1.8 percent over the last 12 months, while the energy index increased 3.4 percent.

Chart 1. One-month percent change in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), seasonally adjusted, Dec. 2018 - Dec. 2019 Percent change

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Chart 2. 12-month percent change in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), not seasonally adjusted, Dec. 2018 - Dec. 2019 Percent change

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All items

All items less food and energy

Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average

1 Not seasonally adjusted.

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Food

The food index increased 0.2 percent in December after rising 0.1 percent in November. The index for food at home rose 0.1 percent, the same increase as the prior month. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs was the only major grocery store food group index to rise in December, increasing 1.3 percent as the index for beef rose 2.4 percent and the index for eggs increased 2.9 percent.

In contrast, the index for cereals and bakery products fell 0.4 percent in December after rising in November. The index for nonalcoholic beverages also fell 0.4 percent, while the indexes for fruits and vegetables and for other food at home both declined 0.3 percent over the month. The index for dairy and related products was unchanged in December after rising in November.

The index for food away from home rose 0.3 percent in December after rising 0.2 percent in November. The index for limited service meals increased 0.4 percent, while the index for full service meals rose 0.2 percent.

The food at home index increased 0.7 percent over the last 12 months. Five of the six major grocery store food group indexes rose over the past 12 months, with increases ranging from 0.3 percent (both cereals and bakery products and other food at home) to 2.4 percent (dairy and related products). The fruits and vegetables index declined over the span, falling 1.3 percent. The index for food away from home rose 3.1 percent over the last year. The index for full service meals increased 3.3 percent and the index for limited service meals rose 3.0 percent.

Energy

The energy index increased 1.4 percent in December, its third consecutive monthly increase. The gasoline index rose 2.8 percent in December following a 1.1-percent rise in November. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices fell 1.6 percent in December.) The electricity index declined in December, falling 0.5 percent after rising in November. The index for natural gas increased 0.3 percent in December, its third monthly increase in a row.

The energy index increased 3.4 percent over the past 12 months, with its major component indexes mixed. The gasoline index increased 7.9 percent and the fuel oil index rose 4.6 percent. However, the index for natural gas fell 3.5 percent and the index for electricity declined 0.4 percent.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in December after rising 0.2 percent in both October and November. The shelter index rose 0.2 percent in December, with the indexes for rent and for owners' equivalent rent both increasing 0.2 percent. The medical care index continued to rise, increasing 0.6 percent in December following a 0.3-percent increase in November. The prescription drugs index rose 2.1 percent, while the hospital services index increased 0.2 percent and the physicians' services index advanced 0.1 percent.

The apparel index rose 0.4 percent in December following a 0.1-percent increase in November. The index for motor vehicle insurance rose 0.2 percent after falling in November. The index for new vehicles rose 0.1 percent in December, ending a series of five consecutive monthly declines. The indexes for recreation and for education also increased 0.1 percent in December.

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The index for used cars and trucks fell 0.8 percent in December after rising in October and November. The index for household furnishings and operations declined 0.4 percent in December, its largest monthly decline since December 2014. The index for airline fares fell 1.6 percent in December, its third consecutive monthly decline, and the index for personal care fell 0.2 percent.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.3 percent over the past 12 months. The shelter index rose 3.2 percent over the 12-month span, and the medical care index rose 4.6 percent. Apparel (-1.2 percent) and used cars and trucks (-0.7 percent) were among the few indexes to decline over the last year.

Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 2.3 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 256.974 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index decreased 0.1 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.

The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased 2.3 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 250.452 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index decreased 0.1 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.

The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) increased 2.1 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index decreased 0.1 percent 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 (December to December)

The all items CPI rose 2.3 percent in 2019. This was larger than the 2018 increase of 1.9 percent and the largest advance since the 3.0-percent rise in 2011. The index rose at a 1.8-percent average annual rate over the last 10 years.

The food index increased 1.8 percent in 2019, a slightly larger increase than the 2018 rise of 1.6 percent. The index for food at home increased 0.7 percent in 2019, continuing a trend of modest increases; it rose

0.6 percent in 2018 and 0.9 percent in 2017. Over the last 10 years, the food index rose at an average annual rate of 1.8 percent. The food at home index rose at a 1.3-percent annual rate, and the food away from home index increased at a 2.5-percent annual rate since December 2009.

Five of the six major grocery store food group indexes increased in 2019. The index for dairy and related products rose 2.4 percent after falling 0.1 percent in 2018. Similarly, the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs rose 2.3 percent in 2019 after falling in 2018. The index for nonalcoholic beverages rose

1.0 percent in 2019 after a 1.4-percent increase in 2018. The indexes for cereals and bakery products and for other food at home both rose 0.3 percent in 2019.

The index for fruits and vegetables declined in 2019, falling 1.3 percent after rising in 2018 and 2017. The indexes for fresh fruits and for fresh vegetables both declined over the year.

The index for food away from home rose 3.1 percent in 2019. This was larger than the 2.8-percent increase in 2018 and the largest December-to-December rise since 2008.

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The energy index rose 3.4 percent in 2019 after falling slightly in 2018. The gasoline index rose 7.9 percent over the year after falling 2.1 percent in 2018. The index for fuel oil rose 4.6 percent in 2019. These increases more than offset declines in the other major energy component indexes. The index for natural gas fell 3.5 percent in 2019 after rising in each of the prior 3 years. The electricity index declined

0.4 percent over the year, its first decline since 2015. The energy index increased at a 0.5-percent average annual rate over the past 10 years.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.3 percent in 2019, a slightly larger increase than its 2018 rise of 2.2 percent and larger than its 1.9-percent average annual increase over the past 10 years. The shelter index rose 3.2 percent in 2019, the same increase as in both 2018 and 2017. The index for rent rose 3.7 percent in 2019, while the index for owners' equivalent rent increased 3.3 percent. The index for household furnishings and operations increased 1.0 percent in 2019 after rising 2.1 percent in 2018.

The medical care index rose 4.6 percent in 2019, well above its 2.0-percent rise in 2018 and the largest December-to-December advance since 2007. The index for prescription drugs rose 3.0 percent after falling 0.6 percent in 2018. The index for hospital services rose 3.0 percent, while the physicians' services index increased 1.4 percent. The medical care index increased at a 3.0-percent average annual rate since December 2009.

The index for motor vehicle insurance was unchanged in 2019 after rising in each of the past 20 years. The index for new vehicles rose 0.1 percent in 2019 after falling in 2018 and 2017. The index for used cars and trucks declined 0.7 percent in 2019 after rising 1.4 percent in 2018.

The education index increased 2.1 percent in 2019 after a 2.6-percent rise in 2018. The index for communication increased 0.7 percent in 2019 after falling in each of the previous 9 years. The index for airline fares rose 1.7 percent after falling in each of the previous 6 years. The recreation index rose 1.5 percent in 2019, as did the personal care index. The index for tobacco increased 5.5 percent, and the alcoholic beverages index rose 0.5 percent. The apparel index declined for the sixth consecutive year, falling 1.2 percent.

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The Consumer Price Index for January 2020 is scheduled to be released on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. (EST).

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Technical Note

Brief Explanation of the CPI

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in prices paid by consumers for goods and services. The CPI reflects spending patterns for each of two population groups: all urban consumers and urban wage earners and clerical workers. The all urban consumer group represents about 93 percent of the total U.S. population. It is based on the expenditures of almost all residents of urban or metropolitan areas, including professionals, the self-employed, the poor, the unemployed, and retired people, as well as urban wage earners and clerical workers. Not included in the CPI are the spending patterns of people living in rural nonmetropolitan areas, farming families, people in the Armed Forces, and those in institutions, such as prisons and mental hospitals. Consumer inflation for all urban consumers is measured by two indexes, namely, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U).

The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) is based on the expenditures of households included in the CPI-U definition that meet two requirements: more than one- half of the household's income must come from clerical or wage occupations, and at least one of the household's earners must have been employed for at least 37 weeks during the previous 12 months. The CPI-W population represents about 29 percent of the total U.S. population and is a subset of the CPI-U population.

The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, fuels, transportation, doctors' and dentists' services, drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. Prices are collected each month in 75 urban areas across the country from about 6,000 housing units and approximately 22,000 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 75 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 by the Bureau's trained representatives.

In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each location are aggregated using 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 23 selected 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. The CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and subject to three subsequent quarterly revisions.

The index measures price change from a designed reference date. For most of 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 7 percent from the reference base, for example, is shown as 107.000. Alternatively, that relationship can also be expressed as the price of a base period market basket of goods and services rising from $100 to $107.

Sampling Error in the CPI

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

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example, the estimated standard error of the 1-month percent change is 0.03 percent for the U.S. all items CPI. 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 percent of these estimates will be within 0.06 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-U, we are 95 percent confident that the actual percent change based on all retail prices would fall between 0.14 and 0.26 percent. For the latest data, including information on how to use the estimates of standard error, see https://www.bls.gov/cpi/tables/variance- estimates/home.htm.

Calculating Index Changes

Movements of the indexes from 1 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 following table shows an example of using index values to calculate percent changes:

Item A

Item B

Item C

Year I

112.500

225.000

110.000

Year II

121.500

243.000

128.000

Change in index

9.000

18.000

18.000

points

Percent change

9.0/112.500 x 100 = 8.0

18.0/225.000 x 100 = 8.0

18.0/110.000 x 100 = 16.4

Use of Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data

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 5 years of seasonally adjusted data. The factors are available at www.bls.gov/cpi/tables/seasonal-adjustment/seasonal-factors-2019.pdf. For more information on data revision scheduling, please see the Factsheet on Seasonal Adjustment at www.bls.gov/cpi/seasonal- adjustment/questions-and-answers.htm and the Timeline of Seasonal Adjustment Methodological Changes at www.bls.gov/cpi/seasonal-adjustment/timeline-seasonal-adjustment-methodology- changes.htm.

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 weather events, 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.

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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.

For example, this procedure was used for the motor fuel series to offset the effects of the 2009 return to normal pricing after the worldwide economic downturn in 2008. Retaining this outlier data during seasonal factor calculation would distort the computation of the seasonal portion of the time series data for motor fuel, so it was estimated and removed from the data prior to seasonal adjustment. Following that, seasonal factors were calculated based on this "prior adjusted" data. These seasonal factors represent a clearer picture of the seasonal pattern in the data. The last step is for motor fuel seasonal factors to be applied to the unadjusted data.

For the seasonal factors introduced for January 2019, BLS adjusted 51 series using intervention analysis seasonal adjustment, including selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity, and vehicles.

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 5 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 5 years of data. Seasonally adjusted indexes beyond the last 5 years of data are considered to be final and not subject to revision. For January 2019, revised seasonal factors and seasonally adjusted indexes for 2014 to 2018 were calculated and published. For series which are directly adjusted using the Census X-13ARIMA-SEATS seasonal adjustment software, the seasonal factors for 2018 will be applied to data for 2019 to produce the seasonally adjusted 2019 indexes. Series which are indirectly seasonally adjusted by summing seasonally adjusted component series have seasonal factors which are derived and are therefore not available in advance.

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 5 years, but the seasonally adjusted indexes before that period will not be changed. Twenty-nine of the 81 components of the U.S. city average all items index are not seasonally adjusted for 2019.

Contact Information

For additional information about the CPI visit www.bls.gov/cpi or contact the CPI Information and Analysis Section at 202-691-7000 or cpi_info@bls.gov.

For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI visit www.bls.gov/cpi/seasonal- adjustment/home.htm or contact the CPI seasonal adjustment section at 202-691-6968 or cpiseas@bls.gov.

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

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Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2019

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Relative

Unadjusted indexes

Unadjusted percent

Seasonally adjusted percent

change

change

impor-

Dec.

Nov.

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Expenditure category

tance

Dec.

Nov.

Dec.

2018-

2019-

2019-

2019-

2019-

Nov.

2018

2019

2019

Dec.

Dec.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

All items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

100.000

251.233

257.208

256.974

2.3

-0.1

0.4

0.3

0.2

Food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

13.249

255.210

259.467

259.823

1.8

0.1

0.2

0.1

0.2

Food at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7.169

239.989

241.726

241.750

0.7

0.0

0.3

0.1

0.1

Cereals and bakery products. . . . . . . . . . . .

0.946

274.321

276.166

275.036

0.3

-0.4

-0.1

0.1

-0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs. . . . . . . . . . . .

1.580

247.327

250.491

252.893

2.3

1.0

0.6

0.3

1.3

Dairy and related products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.728

216.652

221.515

221.924

2.4

0.2

0.1

0.6

0.0

Fruits and vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.252

301.134

297.472

297.105

-1.3

-0.1

0.9

-0.7

-0.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage

materials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.860

168.339

170.675

170.006

1.0

-0.4

-0.3

0.6

-0.4

Other food at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.802

209.739

211.250

210.432

0.3

-0.4

0.2

0.0

-0.3

Food away from home1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6.080

279.419

287.255

288.078

3.1

0.3

0.2

0.2

0.3

Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7.481

205.905

214.636

212.982

3.4

-0.8

2.7

0.8

1.4

Energy commodities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.199

218.497

237.972

234.651

7.4

-1.4

3.5

1.1

2.8

Fuel oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.110

276.103

284.797

288.766

4.6

1.4

0.8

1.4

1.6

Motor fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.019

213.838

233.851

230.189

7.6

-1.6

3.6

1.1

2.8

Gasoline (all types). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.931

212.152

232.575

228.857

7.9

-1.6

3.7

1.1

2.8

Energy services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.282

203.800

201.387

201.446

-1.2

0.0

1.8

0.4

-0.3

Electricity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.543

210.637

210.365

209.725

-0.4

-0.3

1.6

0.3

-0.5

Utility (piped) gas service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.739

179.999

171.629

173.652

-3.5

1.2

2.4

1.1

0.3

All items less food and energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

79.271

259.083

265.108

264.935

2.3

-0.1

0.2

0.2

0.1

Commodities less food and energy

commodities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

19.167

142.840

143.722

142.920

0.1

-0.6

-0.1

0.0

0.0

Apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.949

120.526

122.986

119.111

-1.2

-3.2

-1.8

0.1

0.4

New vehicles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.627

146.126

145.728

146.220

0.1

0.3

-0.2

-0.1

0.1

Used cars and trucks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.324

138.069

137.407

137.125

-0.7

-0.2

1.3

0.6

-0.8

Medical care commodities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.689

378.190

383.025

387.533

2.5

1.2

1.2

0.1

1.5

Alcoholic beverages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.955

251.131

252.463

252.361

0.5

0.0

-0.3

-0.3

0.1

Tobacco and smoking products. . . . . . . . . .

0.682

1,082.248

1,142.857

1,141.600

5.5

-0.1

-0.4

0.8

0.2

Services less energy services. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

60.103

331.478

341.032

341.347

3.0

0.1

0.2

0.3

0.2

Shelter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

33.489

311.652

321.267

321.766

3.2

0.2

0.1

0.3

0.2

Rent of primary residence. . . . . . . . . . . . .

8.022

324.815

335.819

336.789

3.7

0.3

0.1

0.3

0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of

residences2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

24.207

320.038

329.745

330.527

3.3

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

Medical care services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7.141

522.506

547.735

549.077

5.1

0.2

0.9

0.4

0.4

Physicians' services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.714

379.885

385.010

385.092

1.4

0.0

0.2

0.1

0.1

Hospital services3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.356

334.964

345.227

344.933

3.0

-0.1

1.4

0.3

0.2

Transportation services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5.916

322.317

326.686

324.209

0.6

-0.8

0.1

0.0

-0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and

repair1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.138

289.705

299.260

299.614

3.4

0.1

0.2

0.1

0.1

Motor vehicle insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.355

572.824

571.987

572.979

0.0

0.2

0.0

-0.2

0.2

Airline fares. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.698

248.290

268.994

252.411

1.7

-6.2

-0.4

-0.9

-1.6

  • Not seasonally adjusted.
  • Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
    3 Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, December 2019

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Unadjusted percent

Seasonally adjusted percent change

Relative

change

Expenditure category

importance

Dec.

Nov.

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Nov.

2018-

2019-

2019-

2019-

2019-

2019

Dec.

Dec.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

All items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

100.000

2.3

-0.1

0.4

0.3

0.2

Food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

13.249

1.8

0.1

0.2

0.1

0.2

Food at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7.169

0.7

0.0

0.3

0.1

0.1

Cereals and bakery products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.946

0.3

-0.4

-0.1

0.1

-0.4

Cereals and cereal products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.300

-0.3

0.0

-0.2

0.0

-0.3

Flour and prepared flour mixes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.038

-0.3

0.5

-0.6

-0.8

0.5

Breakfast cereal1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.145

-0.2

1.3

0.2

-0.7

1.3

Rice, pasta, cornmeal1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.117

-0.6

-1.8

-0.5

0.8

-1.8

Rice1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-2.9

-2.1

0.4

-0.7

-2.1

Bakery products1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.646

0.5

-0.6

-0.2

0.1

-0.6

Bread1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.194

2.0

-0.6

0.0

1.3

-0.6

White bread1, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.2

-0.5

-0.1

1.4

-0.5

Bread other than white1, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.6

-0.5

0.3

1.0

-0.5

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.090

-0.6

0.1

0.2

-0.3

-0.2

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.162

-1.7

-2.1

-1.3

0.8

-2.0

Cookies3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.3

-1.8

-0.7

-0.4

-1.6

Fresh cakes and cupcakes1, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.8

-3.3

-2.5

4.3

-3.3

Other bakery products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.199

1.5

0.3

-0.2

-0.7

0.7

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts1, 3. . . .

3.4

0.7

0.2

-0.1

0.7

Crackers, bread, and cracker products3. . . . . . . . .

2.3

2.4

0.0

-2.3

2.2

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies,

tarts, turnovers3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.3

-2.2

-0.6

1.1

-1.7

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.580

2.3

1.0

0.6

0.3

1.3

Meats, poultry, and fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.497

2.6

0.6

0.8

0.3

1.2

Meats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.943

3.6

0.5

0.7

0.6

1.2

Beef and veal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.428

4.8

1.7

1.3

0.3

2.4

Uncooked ground beef1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.170

4.3

1.3

1.3

-0.1

1.3

Uncooked beef roasts1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.061

7.3

3.6

-3.0

1.2

3.6

Uncooked beef steaks2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.158

4.4

1.8

1.7

0.6

2.8

Uncooked other beef and veal1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.038

4.8

-0.1

-0.1

1.0

-0.1

Pork. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.296

3.5

-0.9

0.7

1.3

0.7

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related

products2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.132

3.5

-0.4

1.6

1.4

0.6

Bacon and related products3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.3

-1.0

2.8

2.4

0.1

Breakfast sausage and related products2, 3. . .

5.0

0.1

0.1

0.1

1.3

Ham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.055

4.0

-5.3

1.6

0.4

-1.7

Ham, excluding canned3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.8

-5.9

2.3

0.4

-2.0

Pork chops1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.043

1.8

0.3

-2.7

2.8

0.3

Other pork including roasts, steaks, and ribs2.. .

0.066

4.2

1.1

1.1

0.5

2.5

Other meats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.219

1.3

0.0

-0.3

0.4

-0.5

Frankfurters3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.0

-1.8

1.0

1.1

-2.9

Lunchmeats2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.9

0.4

-0.3

0.5

0.0

Lamb and organ meats1, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Lamb and mutton1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Poultry1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.307

1.7

1.7

0.8

-0.3

1.7

Chicken1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.252

1.4

1.8

1.1

0.1

1.8

Fresh whole chicken1, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.6

3.3

2.1

-0.3

3.3

Fresh and frozen chicken parts1, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.1

1.2

1.0

0.1

1.2

Other uncooked poultry including turkey2. . . . . . . .

0.055

3.1

1.0

-0.8

0.5

1.0

Fish and seafood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.248

0.0

-0.1

1.2

-0.4

0.6

Fresh fish and seafood2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.127

0.2

0.6

1.8

-0.5

1.4

Processed fish and seafood2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.121

-0.3

-0.7

0.2

-0.3

-0.3

Shelf stable fish and seafood1, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.0

-0.3

-0.6

-0.9

-0.3

See footnotes at end of table.

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, December 2019 - Continued

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Unadjusted percent

Seasonally adjusted percent change

Relative

change

Expenditure category

importance

Dec.

Nov.

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Nov.

2018-

2019-

2019-

2019-

2019-

2019

Dec.

Dec.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

Frozen fish and seafood3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.5

-1.2

1.5

0.4

-0.4

Eggs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.083

-3.0

6.7

-2.7

0.5

2.9

Dairy and related products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.728

2.4

0.2

0.1

0.6

0.0

Milk2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.205

5.1

0.6

0.3

0.2

0.2

Fresh whole milk3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5.2

0.6

0.9

0.4

0.3

Fresh milk other than whole2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.8

0.2

-0.1

0.6

-0.6

Cheese and related products1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.237

3.1

0.3

1.2

0.6

0.3

Ice cream and related products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.104

0.0

-0.6

1.0

0.2

-1.6

Other dairy and related products1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.182

0.2

0.1

-1.5

-0.2

0.1

Fruits and vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.252

-1.3

-0.1

0.9

-0.7

-0.3

Fresh fruits and vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.989

-2.1

-0.2

0.9

-1.0

-0.4

Fresh fruits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.518

-2.4

-0.5

1.6

-1.6

0.3

Apples. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.072

-3.9

-2.3

3.8

-2.6

-2.1

Bananas1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.078

0.6

0.1

0.8

0.8

0.1

Citrus fruits2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.150

-6.5

-6.1

1.6

3.7

-1.7

Oranges, including tangerines3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-7.4

-8.1

0.8

5.5

-1.8

Other fresh fruits2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.217

-0.3

3.8

0.3

-3.0

1.8

Fresh vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.471

-1.8

0.1

0.2

-0.3

-1.2

Potatoes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.076

6.2

0.9

1.2

-2.6

1.0

Lettuce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.067

-1.0

-1.9

2.7

3.3

-3.3

Tomatoes1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.076

-7.7

2.2

-1.0

3.0

2.2

Other fresh vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.252

-2.3

-0.3

-0.2

-0.3

-1.2

Processed fruits and vegetables2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.264

1.7

0.2

0.8

0.4

0.1

Canned fruits and vegetables2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.145

2.7

1.0

0.5

-0.4

0.3

Canned fruits2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.4

2.0

0.2

0.9

1.6

Canned vegetables2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.4

0.2

0.4

-1.3

-0.7

Frozen fruits and vegetables2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.076

0.3

-1.0

1.0

1.4

-0.6

Frozen vegetables3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.3

-1.7

0.8

1.5

-1.7

Other processed fruits and vegetables including

dried2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.043

0.5

-0.4

0.5

1.7

-0.4

Dried beans, peas, and lentils1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.9

-0.6

2.9

0.1

-0.6

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials. . . . . . . . .

0.860

1.0

-0.4

-0.3

0.6

-0.4

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.613

1.9

0.0

-0.3

0.4

-0.1

Carbonated drinks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.256

1.5

-1.2

-1.4

2.3

-1.1

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks1, 2. . . . . . . . . .

0.008

-2.3

1.0

-0.5

0.2

1.0

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks2. . . . . . . . .

0.348

2.3

0.9

0.7

-0.7

0.9

Beverage materials including coffee and tea2. . . . . . . . . . .

0.247

-1.2

-1.3

-0.3

0.9

-1.2

Coffee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.157

-2.3

-2.1

-0.3

1.7

-1.8

Roasted coffee3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-2.8

-2.1

0.2

1.5

-2.1

Instant coffee1, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.5

-1.9

-1.7

1.7

-1.9

Other beverage materials including tea1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . .

0.090

0.9

0.0

-0.1

0.1

0.0

Other food at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.802

0.3

-0.4

0.2

0.0

-0.3

Sugar and sweets1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.281

2.6

-1.3

0.1

-0.1

-1.3

Sugar and sugar substitutes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.041

4.5

-0.7

0.5

0.6

0.2

Candy and chewing gum1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.188

2.5

-1.7

0.2

0.6

-1.7

Other sweets2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.052

1.5

-0.3

0.9

-1.7

0.5

Fats and oils. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.205

-1.5

-0.6

0.2

0.2

-0.8

Butter and margarine2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.058

-1.3

-0.9

0.5

-0.1

-0.4

Butter3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.7

-0.4

0.6

-0.7

1.2

Margarine3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-2.0

-1.4

-0.2

1.3

-2.3

Salad dressing2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.051

0.3

1.2

-0.1

1.4

-0.1

Other fats and oils including peanut butter2. . . . . . . . . .

0.096

-2.5

-1.4

0.1

0.1

-1.6

Peanut butter1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-5.0

-0.2

2.9

1.2

-0.2

Other foods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.316

0.1

-0.2

0.2

0.0

0.0

See footnotes at end of table.

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, December 2019 - Continued

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Unadjusted percent

Seasonally adjusted percent change

Relative

change

Expenditure category

importance

Dec.

Nov.

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Nov.

2018-

2019-

2019-

2019-

2019-

2019

Dec.

Dec.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

Soups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.078

0.2

0.1

-1.0

0.3

-0.3

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods1. . . . . . . . . .

0.230

-0.2

-1.2

1.5

0.4

-1.2

Snacks1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.301

-1.6

-1.2

-0.4

0.0

-1.2

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces. . . . . . . . . . .

0.262

-0.4

-0.5

0.4

-0.4

-0.3

Salt and other seasonings and spices2, 3. . . . . . . .

0.0

-0.1

0.5

-0.9

0.3

Olives, pickles, relishes1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.1

-0.5

2.7

-2.5

-0.5

Sauces and gravies2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.0

-0.1

0.5

-1.4

-0.2

Other condiments3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.3

-0.9

-2.2

-0.1

-0.3

Baby food1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.051

-0.6

-1.5

1.1

-0.2

-1.5

Other miscellaneous foods1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.394

2.2

1.6

0.0

1.2

1.6

Prepared salads1, 3, 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5.1

3.8

2.0

0.6

3.8

Food away from home1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6.080

3.1

0.3

0.2

0.2

0.3

Full service meals and snacks1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.032

3.3

0.2

0.2

0.3

0.2

Limited service meals and snacks1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.576

3.0

0.4

0.2

0.1

0.4

Food at employee sites and schools2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.181

1.5

0.1

0.4

0.1

-0.5

Food at elementary and secondary schools1, 3, 5. . . . . . .

2.3

-0.1

0.2

0.0

-0.1

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors1, 2. . . .

0.094

3.8

0.0

-0.1

0.4

0.0

Other food away from home1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.197

2.0

0.0

0.3

0.0

0.0

Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7.481

3.4

-0.8

2.7

0.8

1.4

Energy commodities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.199

7.4

-1.4

3.5

1.1

2.8

Fuel oil and other fuels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.180

2.2

2.4

0.9

0.8

2.0

Fuel oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.110

4.6

1.4

0.8

1.4

1.6

Propane, kerosene, and firewood6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.070

-1.2

4.0

0.5

0.1

2.9

Motor fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.019

7.6

-1.6

3.6

1.1

2.8

Gasoline (all types). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.931

7.9

-1.6

3.7

1.1

2.8

Gasoline, unleaded regular3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

8.1

-1.5

3.7

1.0

3.1

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade3, 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7.1

-1.8

3.0

1.7

2.3

Gasoline, unleaded premium3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6.2

-2.3

3.5

1.2

1.4

Other motor fuels2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.088

-1.5

-0.1

0.6

1.3

2.0

Energy services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.282

-1.2

0.0

1.8

0.4

-0.3

Electricity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.543

-0.4

-0.3

1.6

0.3

-0.5

Utility (piped) gas service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.739

-3.5

1.2

2.4

1.1

0.3

All items less food and energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

79.271

2.3

-0.1

0.2

0.2

0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities. . . . . . . . . . . .

19.167

0.1

-0.6

-0.1

0.0

0.0

Household furnishings and supplies8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.306

0.3

-0.3

-0.3

-0.1

-0.3

Window and floor coverings and other linens1, 2. . . . . . . .

0.241

-1.9

1.1

-1.9

-2.4

1.1

Floor coverings1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.054

-0.7

0.8

-1.5

-0.7

0.8

Window coverings1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.043

5.1

5.6

-4.3

0.4

5.6

Other linens1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.144

-4.3

-0.2

-1.4

-3.9

-0.2

Furniture and bedding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.884

1.2

-0.4

-0.1

-0.2

-0.6

Bedroom furniture1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.320

1.9

0.1

0.5

-0.4

0.1

Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture1, 2. . .

0.432

1.4

-1.0

-0.8

0.0

-1.0

Other furniture1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.120

-1.6

0.2

2.0

-1.5

0.2

Infants' furniture1, 3, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

22.0

0.3

0.1

6.4

0.3

Appliances2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.211

0.2

-0.4

-0.4

1.0

-0.2

Major appliances2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.074

-7.0

-0.9

-2.6

0.5

-3.0

Laundry equipment3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-8.5

-1.7

1.4

2.1

-3.1

Other appliances2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.134

4.6

-0.2

1.1

1.3

1.1

Other household equipment and furnishings2. . . . . . . . . . .

0.485

-1.0

-1.7

0.2

-0.2

-1.1

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.269

-1.1

-3.1

2.4

0.4

-3.1

Indoor plants and flowers9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.090

0.2

0.5

-0.1

0.0

-0.2

Dishes and flatware1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.053

2.6

-1.2

-2.4

-4.1

-1.2

Nonelectric cookware and tableware2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.074

-4.6

0.2

0.1

0.5

1.5

See footnotes at end of table.

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, December 2019 - Continued

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Unadjusted percent

Seasonally adjusted percent change

Relative

change

Expenditure category

importance

Dec.

Nov.

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Nov.

2018-

2019-

2019-

2019-

2019-

2019

Dec.

Dec.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies2. . . .

0.656

0.9

0.0

-0.3

-1.3

-0.1

Tools, hardware and supplies1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.191

-1.6

-0.7

-0.2

-2.2

-0.7

Outdoor equipment and supplies2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.306

2.4

0.4

-0.5

-0.8

0.7

Housekeeping supplies1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.828

0.4

0.0

0.1

0.3

0.0

Household cleaning products1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.326

0.9

0.4

-0.1

0.1

0.4

Household paper products1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.226

2.3

0.1

0.4

1.3

0.1

Miscellaneous household products1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.277

-1.5

-0.5

0.2

-0.3

-0.5

Apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.949

-1.2

-3.2

-1.8

0.1

0.4

Men's and boys' apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.735

-1.9

-4.1

-1.2

-2.5

-0.2

Men's apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.568

-1.3

-4.7

-1.1

-1.9

-0.7

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear. . . . . . . . . . . .

0.108

-3.3

-10.5

-0.4

-0.7

-6.5

Men's underwear, nightwear, swimwear, and

accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.149

-1.6

-2.6

-1.3

-2.0

-0.6

Men's shirts and sweaters2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.160

-1.3

-5.2

-2.7

-2.4

1.1

Men's pants and shorts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.144

0.6

-1.8

-1.1

-1.4

0.4

Boys' apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.166

-4.0

-2.1

-3.9

-3.9

0.9

Women's and girls' apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.178

-2.2

-3.4

-3.3

1.3

1.3

Women's apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.004

-3.0

-4.1

-3.3

1.2

0.9

Women's outerwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.070

-6.7

-6.4

-1.2

-0.1

0.7

Women's dresses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.116

-6.9

-4.9

1.9

-1.3

2.1

Women's suits and separates2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.521

-2.5

-4.1

-5.7

2.7

2.0

Women's underwear, nightwear, swimwear, and

accessories2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.286

-1.4

-3.1

-0.6

-1.1

-1.0

Girls' apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.174

2.8

0.2

-2.9

2.0

3.2

Footwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.665

1.7

-1.8

-0.5

0.5

-0.1

Men's footwear1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.214

-0.3

-1.8

-0.6

-0.6

-1.8

Boys' and girls' footwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.160

3.3

-1.7

0.4

0.0

-0.2

Women's footwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.291

2.3

-1.9

-0.9

0.9

0.0

Infants' and toddlers' apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.130

-4.6

-0.9

-1.9

-0.1

0.4

Jewelry and watches6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.241

0.1

-3.8

0.6

1.7

-0.8

Watches1, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.098

3.1

-2.1

3.4

-0.3

-2.1

Jewelry6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.143

-1.9

-4.9

0.4

-0.2

-2.2

Transportation commodities less motor fuel8. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6.442

-0.1

0.1

0.4

0.2

-0.2

New vehicles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.627

0.1

0.3

-0.2

-0.1

0.1

New cars and trucks2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.1

0.3

-0.2

-0.1

0.1

New cars3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.1

0.3

-0.1

-0.2

0.1

New trucks3, 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.3

0.4

-0.1

-0.1

0.3

Used cars and trucks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.324

-0.7

-0.2

1.3

0.6

-0.8

Motor vehicle parts and equipment1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.381

1.8

0.1

-0.2

0.4

0.1

Tires1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.225

1.3

-0.2

-0.7

0.6

-0.2

Vehicle accessories other than tires1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.156

2.6

0.5

0.4

0.2

0.5

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires1, 3. . .

3.0

0.3

0.5

0.5

0.3

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids1, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.7

5.4

-2.4

-1.3

5.4

Medical care commodities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.689

2.5

1.2

1.2

0.1

1.5

Medicinal drugs8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.631

2.5

1.3

1.3

0.0

1.6

Prescription drugs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.292

3.0

1.8

1.8

-0.1

2.1

Nonprescription drugs1, 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.339

0.5

-0.9

-0.1

0.2

-0.9

Medical equipment and supplies1, 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.057

1.3

-1.0

0.9

1.0

-1.0

Recreation commodities8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.759

-0.9

-0.6

0.4

0.1

-0.6

Video and audio products8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.201

-9.7

-2.0

-0.3

-1.1

-1.3

Televisions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.078

-20.5

-3.0

-1.5

-2.4

-2.0

Other video equipment2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.026

0.7

-0.6

-0.3

1.4

2.0

Audio equipment1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.043

-1.2

-2.9

0.5

-2.1

-2.9

Recorded music and music subscriptions1, 2. . . . . . . . .

0.045

-3.1

-0.6

0.8

0.7

-0.6

See footnotes at end of table.

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, December 2019 - Continued

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Unadjusted percent

Seasonally adjusted percent change

Relative

change

Expenditure category

importance

Dec.

Nov.

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Nov.

2018-

2019-

2019-

2019-

2019-

2019

Dec.

Dec.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

Pets and pet products1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.608

3.1

0.2

0.4

0.1

0.2

Pet food1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.4

-0.2

0.6

0.0

-0.2

Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories1, 2, 3. . . .

2.2

0.8

0.2

0.1

0.8

Sporting goods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.496

0.1

-0.5

0.6

0.9

-0.8

Sports vehicles including bicycles1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.293

1.7

-0.3

0.5

1.2

-0.3

Sports equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.196

-2.2

-0.7

0.5

0.1

-0.4

Photographic equipment and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.034

1.6

-4.7

-0.8

0.4

-2.2

Film and photographic supplies1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Photographic equipment2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.8

-5.6

0.7

0.4

-3.3

Recreational reading materials1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.119

3.8

-1.1

3.0

0.4

-1.1

Newspapers and magazines1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.075

6.1

-1.3

3.1

0.7

-1.3

Recreational books1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.044

0.0

-0.6

2.8

-0.3

-0.6

Other recreational goods2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.302

-5.7

-1.2

-0.2

-0.6

-1.0

Toys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.231

-7.1

-1.0

-0.7

-1.1

-0.8

Toys, games, hobbies and playground

equipment2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-5.9

-0.9

-1.3

-1.2

-0.4

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.024

-3.4

-1.0

0.3

0.9

-1.0

Music instruments and accessories1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.037

2.4

-2.6

2.7

2.0

-2.6

Education and communication commodities8. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.501

-6.0

-1.6

-1.9

-0.1

-1.2

Educational books and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.125

-2.0

0.1

-0.5

0.2

0.3

College textbooks1, 3, 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.7

0.1

-0.6

0.5

0.1

Information technology commodities8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.375

-7.3

-2.1

-2.4

-0.2

-1.6

Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistant

devices4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.293

-5.3

-2.2

-2.4

0.1

-1.6

Computer software and accessories1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.021

-11.2

-0.2

-0.3

-2.8

-0.2

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other

consumer information items1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.062

-14.6

-2.4

-2.9

-0.8

-2.4

Alcoholic beverages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.955

0.5

0.0

-0.3

-0.3

0.1

Alcoholic beverages at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.594

0.2

-0.4

-0.3

-0.4

-0.1

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home. . . . . . . .

0.266

1.2

0.4

0.3

-0.7

0.6

Distilled spirits at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.078

-0.4

0.1

-1.5

-0.3

0.6

Whiskey at home1, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.9

0.1

-1.8

-0.1

0.1

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home1, 3. . . .

-0.7

0.3

-1.0

-0.2

0.3

Wine at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.249

-0.8

-1.4

-0.7

-0.3

-1.1

Alcoholic beverages away from home1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.361

1.0

0.5

-0.2

0.0

0.5

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from

home1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.0

0.6

-0.2

0.0

0.6

Wine away from home1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.4

0.4

0.0

-0.2

0.4

Distilled spirits away from home1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.7

0.1

-0.1

0.1

0.1

Other goods8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.567

2.8

-0.8

0.2

0.3

-0.5

Tobacco and smoking products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.682

5.5

-0.1

-0.4

0.8

0.2

Cigarettes2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.606

5.8

-0.1

-0.5

1.0

0.2

Tobacco products other than cigarettes1, 2. . . . . . . . . . .

0.060

2.8

-0.2

0.0

0.1

-0.2

Personal care products1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.674

-0.9

-1.1

0.3

0.1

-1.1

Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal

care products1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.377

0.7

-0.6

0.8

0.4

-0.6

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and

implements1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.291

-2.8

-1.9

-0.4

-0.4

-1.9

Miscellaneous personal goods2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.211

6.8

-1.8

2.3

-0.6

-0.8

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap3. . . . . . . . . . . . .

8.8

1.4

2.0

-0.9

1.8

Infants' equipment1, 3, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-6.4

-0.6

2.7

-5.5

-0.6

Services less energy services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

60.103

3.0

0.1

0.2

0.3

0.2

Shelter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

33.489

3.2

0.2

0.1

0.3

0.2

Rent of shelter12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

33.122

3.3

0.2

0.0

0.3

0.2

See footnotes at end of table.

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, December 2019 - Continued

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Unadjusted percent

Seasonally adjusted percent change

Relative

change

Expenditure category

importance

Dec.

Nov.

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Nov.

2018-

2019-

2019-

2019-

2019-

2019

Dec.

Dec.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

Rent of primary residence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

8.022

3.7

0.3

0.1

0.3

0.2

Lodging away from home2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.893

-0.2

-3.2

-3.8

1.1

-1.8

Housing at school, excluding board12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.114

2.3

0.3

0.1

0.1

0.4

Other lodging away from home including hotels

and motels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.779

-0.6

-3.7

-4.4

1.2

-2.0

Owners' equivalent rent of residences12. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

24.207

3.3

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence12. . .

22.858

3.3

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

Tenants' and household insurance1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.367

0.1

-0.1

0.1

0.0

-0.1

Water and sewer and trash collection services2. . . . . . . .

1.099

2.2

0.1

0.5

0.2

0.2

Water and sewerage maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.830

2.9

0.1

0.5

0.2

0.2

Garbage and trash collection1, 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.268

0.2

0.0

0.4

0.1

0.0

Household operations1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.902

3.5

0.1

0.3

0.2

0.1

Domestic services1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.303

1.5

0.0

1.6

0.9

0.0

Gardening and lawncare services1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.0

0.2

Moving, storage, freight expense2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.101

0.4

0.5

-2.2

-2.1

-0.6

Repair of household items1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.111

6.2

-0.1

0.3

-0.1

Medical care services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7.141

5.1

0.2

0.9

0.4

0.4

Professional services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.230

1.6

0.0

0.1

0.2

0.1

Physicians' services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.714

1.4

0.0

0.2

0.1

0.1

Dental services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.790

3.0

0.0

0.2

0.3

0.2

Eyeglasses and eye care1, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.314

0.8

0.0

0.4

0.3

0.0

Services by other medical professionals1, 6. . . . . . . .

0.412

0.8

0.1

-0.4

0.0

0.1

Hospital and related services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.637

2.9

-0.1

1.2

0.3

0.2

Hospital services13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.356

3.0

-0.1

1.4

0.3

0.2

Inpatient hospital services13, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.3

0.0

1.3

0.4

0.3

Outpatient hospital services3, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.0

0.0

0.9

0.2

0.3

Nursing homes and adult day services13. . . . . . . . . . .

0.194

2.8

0.1

0.2

0.2

0.3

Care of invalids and elderly at home1, 5. . . . . . . . . . . .

0.087

1.9

0.1

0.3

-0.3

0.1

Health insurance1, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.274

20.4

1.4

2.2

1.5

1.4

Transportation services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5.916

0.6

-0.8

0.1

0.0

-0.3

Leased cars and trucks1, 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.610

-5.4

-0.7

0.0

-0.6

-0.7

Car and truck rental2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.123

3.6

0.5

5.6

5.2

-1.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.138

3.4

0.1

0.2

0.1

0.1

Motor vehicle body work1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.057

4.4

0.4

0.3

-0.1

0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing1. . . . . . . . .

0.646

4.1

0.2

0.0

0.2

0.2

Motor vehicle repair1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.370

2.1

0.0

0.3

0.0

0.0

Motor vehicle insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.355

0.0

0.2

0.0

-0.2

0.2

Motor vehicle fees1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.545

3.0

0.2

0.5

0.1

0.2

State motor vehicle registration and license

fees1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.281

2.3

0.1

0.6

0.1

0.1

Parking and other fees1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.247

3.8

0.3

0.4

0.2

0.3

Parking fees and tolls2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.5

0.0

0.1

0.0

0.4

Automobile service clubs1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.2

0.2

Public transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.145

1.0

-4.2

-0.5

0.1

-1.5

Airline fares. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.698

1.7

-6.2

-0.4

-0.9

-1.6

Other intercity transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.162

-1.8

-0.8

-1.7

0.4

-2.5

Intercity bus fare1, 3, 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

19.7

0.9

-2.6

9.8

0.9

Intercity train fare1, 3, 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Ship fare1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-4.6

-1.3

-1.4

-1.1

-1.3

Intracity transportation1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.278

1.0

-1.1

0.3

0.4

-1.1

Intracity mass transit1, 3, 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.8

0.0

0.1

0.0

0.0

Recreation services8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.881

2.7

0.5

0.9

0.6

0.5

Video and audio services8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.594

3.1

0.8

0.6

0.3

1.0

Cable and satellite television service10. . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.510

3.4

0.9

0.7

0.4

1.1

See footnotes at end of table.

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure category, December 2019 - Continued

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Unadjusted percent

Seasonally adjusted percent change

Relative

change

Expenditure category

importance

Dec.

Nov.

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Nov.

2018-

2019-

2019-

2019-

2019-

2019

Dec.

Dec.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

Video discs and other media, including rental of

video1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.084

-0.6

-1.1

-1.6

-1.4

-1.1

Video discs and other media1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-3.9

-1.2

-2.8

-1.6

-1.2

Rental of video discs and other media1, 2, 3. . . . .

3.0

-1.3

-0.1

-1.0

-1.3

Pet services including veterinary2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.422

4.2

0.6

0.4

0.5

0.6

Pet services1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.1

0.7

0.7

Veterinarian services2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.9

0.5

0.3

0.5

0.5

Photographers and photo processing1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.036

-5.0

-0.2

1.2

-0.1

-0.2

Photographer fees1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.2

1.5

-0.3

0.2

Photo processing1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.8

-0.6

0.5

0.3

-0.6

Other recreation services2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.827

2.1

0.2

1.3

0.8

0.0

Club membership for shopping clubs, fraternal, or

other organizations, or participant sports

fees1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.679

3.0

0.6

1.0

1.1

0.6

Admissions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.656

1.4

0.0

2.1

0.5

-0.6

Admission to movies, theaters, and

concerts1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.4

-0.5

0.7

-0.1

-0.5

Admission to sporting events1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.9

1.5

1.1

3.7

1.5

Fees for lessons or instructions1, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.217

1.5

0.0

-0.1

1.2

0.0

Education and communication services8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6.034

2.0

0.1

0.2

0.4

0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.923

2.3

-0.1

0.2

0.1

0.1

College tuition and fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.619

1.7

-0.2

0.0

0.1

0.0

Elementary and high school tuition and fees. . . . . .

0.339

2.7

0.0

0.5

0.2

0.3

Child care and nursery school9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.813

3.4

0.1

0.2

0.3

0.3

Technical and business school tuition and fees2.. .

0.032

0.6

0.0

0.3

0.1

0.1

Postage and delivery services2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.111

5.7

0.0

0.3

0.1

0.3

Postage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.097

5.9

0.0

0.2

0.2

0.2

Delivery services2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.014

4.4

0.2

0.9

-0.3

1.1

Telephone services1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.213

1.6

0.1

0.3

0.5

0.1

Wireless telephone services1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.618

-0.3

0.1

0.0

0.2

0.1

Land-line telephone services1, 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.596

6.9

0.3

1.1

1.3

0.3

Internet services and electronic information

providers2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.778

1.8

0.4

0.3

0.9

0.4

Other personal services1, 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.642

1.8

0.4

0.2

0.1

0.4

Personal care services1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.634

2.7

0.3

0.3

0.5

0.3

Haircuts and other personal care services1, 2. . . . . .

0.634

2.7

0.3

0.3

0.5

0.3

Miscellaneous personal services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.008

1.3

0.4

0.2

0.0

0.6

Legal services1, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.301

-0.9

0.0

0.0

-0.2

0.0

Funeral expenses1, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.127

2.2

0.6

0.1

0.2

0.6

Laundry and dry cleaning services1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.244

3.8

0.4

0.1

0.1

0.4

Apparel services other than laundry and dry

cleaning1, 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.030

3.5

0.2

1.3

0.4

0.2

Financial services6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.236

0.9

1.0

0.3

0.0

1.6

Checking account and other bank

services1, 2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.3

0.0

0.1

0.0

0.0

Tax return preparation and other accounting

fees2, 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.6

1.2

0.2

-0.2

1.9

  • Not seasonally adjusted.
  • Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
  • 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 Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
    9 Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
  1. Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
  2. Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
  3. Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
  4. Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.

Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes, December 2019

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Relative

Unadjusted indexes

Unadjusted percent

Seasonally adjusted percent

change

change

impor-

Dec.

Nov.

Sep.

Oct.

Nov.

Special aggregate indexes

tance

Dec.

Nov.

Dec.

2018-

2019-

2019-

2019-

2019-

Nov.

2018

2019

2019

Dec.

Dec.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

2019

All items less food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

86.751

250.605

256.839

256.516

2.4

-0.1

0.4

0.3

0.2

All items less shelter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

66.511

230.492

235.162

234.656

1.8

-0.2

0.5

0.3

0.2

All items less food and shelter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

53.262

224.062

228.802

228.109

1.8

-0.3

0.6

0.3

0.3

All items less food, shelter, and energy. . . . . . . . . .

45.782

229.872

233.955

233.426

1.5

-0.2

0.2

0.2

0.1

All items less food, shelter, energy, and used

cars and trucks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

43.458

235.524

239.999

239.454

1.7

-0.2

0.2

0.2

0.1

All items less medical care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

91.170

239.900

245.206

244.861

2.1

-0.1

0.3

0.3

0.2

All items less energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

92.519

257.794

263.545

263.450

2.2

0.0

0.2

0.2

0.1

Commodities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

36.615

181.754

185.186

184.441

1.5

-0.4

0.4

0.2

0.4

Commodities less food, energy, and used

cars and trucks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

16.843

144.001

145.111

144.230

0.2

-0.6

-0.3

0.0

0.1

Commodities less food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

23.366

149.403

152.412

151.332

1.3

-0.7

0.5

0.2

0.5

Commodities less food and beverages. . . . . . . .

22.411

145.964

148.997

147.899

1.3

-0.7

0.6

0.2

0.5

Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

63.385

319.794

328.311

328.603

2.8

0.1

0.3

0.3

0.2

Services less rent of shelter1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

30.264

338.672

346.023

346.068

2.2

0.0

0.6

0.3

0.1

Services less medical care services. . . . . . . . . . .

56.244

304.397

311.687

311.903

2.5

0.1

0.3

0.3

0.1

Durables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

9.697

104.169

103.902

103.695

-0.5

-0.2

0.1

-0.4

-0.4

Nondurables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

26.918

221.263

227.202

226.120

2.2

-0.5

0.5

0.4

0.6

Nondurables less food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

13.669

192.750

199.858

197.719

2.6

-1.1

0.9

0.3

1.1

Nondurables less food and beverages. . . . . . . .

12.714

189.142

196.581

194.325

2.7

-1.1

1.0

0.3

1.1

Nondurables less food, beverages, and

apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

9.765

236.038

246.704

245.365

4.0

-0.5

2.2

0.4

1.3

Nondurables less food and apparel. . . . . . . . . . . .

10.720

236.236

246.041

244.816

3.6

-0.5

1.9

0.3

1.2

Housing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

42.258

261.360

267.925

268.236

2.6

0.1

0.2

0.2

0.1

Education and communication2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6.535

136.976

138.920

138.839

1.4

-0.1

0.0

0.3

0.1

Education2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.048

263.199

268.880

268.700

2.1

-0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

Communication2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.486

73.007

73.578

73.541

0.7

-0.1

0.0

0.5

0.0

Information and information processing2. . . .

3.375

69.134

69.569

69.532

0.6

-0.1

0.0

0.5

0.0

Information technology, hardware and

services3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.162

7.442

7.376

7.347

-1.3

-0.4

-0.6

0.5

-0.2

Recreation2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5.640

119.705

121.381

121.545

1.5

0.1

0.7

0.4

0.1

Video and audio2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.795

103.800

104.946

105.427

1.6

0.5

0.5

0.2

0.8

Pets, pet products and services2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.030

174.113

179.583

180.308

3.6

0.4

0.4

0.2

0.4

Photography2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.072

74.095

74.443

72.665

-1.9

-2.4

0.2

0.1

-1.2

Food and beverages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

14.204

255.023

259.080

259.403

1.7

0.1

0.2

0.1

0.2

Domestically produced farm food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5.983

247.826

249.460

249.635

0.7

0.1

0.3

0.2

0.0

Other services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

11.557

355.373

362.303

363.215

2.2

0.3

0.4

0.4

0.3

Apparel less footwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.284

113.249

115.053

110.983

-2.0

-3.5

-2.1

0.0

0.5

Fuels and utilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.561

242.343

241.459

241.788

-0.2

0.1

1.4

0.4

-0.1

Household energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.462

200.390

198.123

198.426

-1.0

0.2

1.7

0.5

-0.2

Medical care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

8.830

487.409

507.541

509.689

4.6

0.4

1.0

0.3

0.6

Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

16.376

204.541

209.763

208.482

1.9

-0.6

1.0

0.3

0.5

Private transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

15.231

200.605

205.317

204.610

2.0

-0.3

1.2

0.4

0.7

New and used motor vehicles2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6.794

99.147

98.441

98.495

-0.7

0.1

0.5

0.2

-0.3

Utilities and public transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

9.249

215.975

218.568

217.864

0.9

-0.3

0.8

0.4

-0.2

Household furnishings and operations. . . . . . . . . . .

4.208

122.265

123.733

123.462

1.0

-0.2

-0.2

0.0

-0.4

Other goods and services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.209

445.059

456.262

455.413

2.3

-0.2

0.2

0.2

-0.1

Personal care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.527

231.818

235.797

235.310

1.5

-0.2

0.4

0.1

-0.2

1 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.

2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.

3 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.

Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, December 2019

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Pricing

Percent change to Dec. 2019 from:

Percent change to Nov. 2019 from:

Area

1

Dec.

Oct.

Nov.

Nov.

Sep.

Oct.

Schedule

2018

2019

2019

2018

2019

2019

U.S. city average. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.3

-0.1

-0.1

2.1

0.2

-0.1

Region and area size2

Northeast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

1.9

0.0

-0.1

1.9

0.0

0.1

Northeast - Size Class A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.2

0.1

0.0

2.0

0.1

0.2

Northeast - Size Class B/C3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

1.7

-0.1

-0.2

1.8

-0.1

0.1

New England4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.1

0.2

-0.1

2.2

0.0

0.3

Middle Atlantic4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

1.9

0.0

-0.1

1.9

0.0

0.1

Midwest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.3

-0.2

0.0

1.9

0.0

-0.2

Midwest - Size Class A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.3

-0.3

0.0

2.2

0.0

-0.3

Midwest - Size Class B/C3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.2

-0.1

-0.1

1.8

0.0

-0.1

East North Central4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.4

-0.2

0.0

2.0

0.0

-0.2

West North Central4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.1

-0.3

-0.1

1.8

-0.1

-0.1

South. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.1

-0.1

0.0

1.6

0.2

0.0

South - Size Class A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.1

-0.2

-0.1

1.7

0.0

-0.1

South - Size Class B/C3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.1

0.0

0.0

1.5

0.3

0.0

South Atlantic4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.5

0.1

0.1

2.0

0.3

0.1

East South Central4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

1.5

0.0

-0.1

0.7

0.1

0.1

West South Central4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

1.8

-0.4

-0.2

1.3

0.1

-0.2

West. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.8

-0.3

-0.2

2.8

0.4

-0.1

West - Size Class A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.8

-0.6

-0.4

3.1

0.3

-0.2

West - Size Class B/C3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.8

-0.1

0.0

2.5

0.5

-0.1

Mountain4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

3.3

0.0

0.0

3.2

0.5

-0.1

Pacific4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.6

-0.5

-0.3

2.7

0.3

-0.2

Size classes

Size Class A5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.4

-0.2

-0.2

2.3

0.1

-0.1

Size Class B/C3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.2

-0.1

0.0

1.8

0.2

0.0

Selected local areas

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin,IL-IN-WI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.2

-0.5

-0.2

2.2

0.1

-0.2

Los Angeles-LongBeach-Anaheim, CA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

3.0

-0.9

-0.6

3.2

0.4

-0.3

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

M

2.2

0.2

0.1

1.8

0.0

0.1

Atlanta-SandySprings-Roswell, GA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2

3.3

-0.3

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2

1.8

0.1

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2

2.5

-0.6

Houston-TheWoodlands-Sugar Land, TX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2

1.0

-0.6

Miami-FortLauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL. . . . . . . . . . .

2

2.0

-0.2

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington,PA-NJ-DE-MD. . . . . . .

2

2.4

-0.3

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2

3.4

-0.6

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2

2.5

-0.5

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2

2.2

0.3

St. Louis, MO-IL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2

2.1

-0.1

Urban Alaska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2

0.0

-0.5

Boston-Cambridge-Newton,MA-NH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1

2.1

0.7

Dallas-FortWorth-Arlington, TX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1

1.8

-0.4

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1

2.8

0.1

Minneapolis-St.Paul-Bloomington,MN-WI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1

2.8

-0.2

Riverside-SanBernardino-Ontario, CA4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1

2.9

0.2

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1

2.6

0.2

Tampa-St.Petersburg-Clearwater, FL8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1

2.0

0.2

Urban Hawaii. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1

0.9

0.1

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria,DC-VA-MD-WV6. . . . .

1

1.5

-0.2

  • 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.

  • Regions defined as the four Census regions.
    3 Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
    4 Indexes on a December 2017=100 base.
    5 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
    6 1998 - 2017 indexes based on substantially smaller sample. 7 Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
    8 Indexes on a 1987=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.

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 2019

[Percent changes]

Month Year

Unadjusted 1-month percent change

Unadjusted 12-month percent change

C-CPI-U1

CPI-U

C-CPI-U1

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

December 2014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.5

0.8

December 2015. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.4

0.7

December 2016. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.8

2.1

January 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.6

0.6

2.3

2.5

February 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.3

0.3

2.6

2.7

March 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.0

0.1

2.1

2.4

April 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.3

0.3

1.8

2.2

May 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.1

0.1

1.5

1.9

June 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.0

0.1

1.2

1.6

July 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.2

-0.1

1.3

1.7

August 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.3

0.3

1.5

1.9

September 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.5

0.5

1.9

2.2

October 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.1

-0.1

1.6

2.0

November 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.0

0.0

1.8

2.2

December 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.1

-0.1

1.7

2.1

January 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.5

0.5

1.6

2.1

February 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.4

0.5

1.7

2.2

March 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.2

0.2

1.9

2.4

April 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.4

0.4

2.1

2.5

May 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.3

0.4

2.3

2.8

June 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.1

0.2

2.4

2.9

July 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.0

0.0

2.6

2.9

August 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.0

0.1

2.3

2.7

September 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.1

0.1

1.9

2.3

October 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.1

0.2

2.1

2.5

November 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.3

-0.3

1.8

2.2

December 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.4

-0.3

1.5

1.9

January 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.2

0.2

1.2

1.6

February 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.4

0.4

1.3

1.5

March 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.6

0.6

1.6

1.9

April 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.5

0.5

1.7

2.0

May 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.2

0.2

1.6

1.8

June 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.0

0.0

1.4

1.6

July 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.2

0.2

1.6

1.8

August 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.0

0.0

1.6

1.7

September 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.1

0.1

1.6

1.7

October 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.2

0.2

1.6

1.8

November 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.1

-0.1

1.9

2.1

December 2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.1

-0.1

2.1

2.3

  • 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 issued first in preliminary form using the latest available expenditure data at that time and is subject to four 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.

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2019, 1-month analysis table

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

One Month

Relative

Seasonally

Seasonally

Standard

Largest (L) or Smallest (S)

adjusted

adjusted

importance

error,

seasonally adjusted

Expenditure category

percent

effect on All

Nov.

median

change since:

3

change

Items

2019

price

Percent

Nov. 2019-

Nov. 2019-

Date

change

2

Dec. 2019

Dec. 20191

change

All items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

100.000

0.2

0.04

S-Sep.2019

0.0

Food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

13.249

0.2

0.021

0.08

L-Oct.2019

0.2

Food at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7.169

0.1

0.004

0.12

-

-

Cereals and bakery products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.946

-0.4

-0.004

0.29

S-Jun.2019

-0.6

Cereals and cereal products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.300

-0.3

-0.001

0.57

S-Aug.2019

-0.8

Flour and prepared flour mixes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.038

0.5

0.000

0.83

L-Jun.2019

0.6

Breakfast cereal4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.145

1.3

0.002

0.69

L-Dec.2018

1.3

Rice, pasta, cornmeal4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.117

-1.8

-0.002

0.92

S-Oct.2018

-2.8

Rice4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-2.1

0.91

S-Oct.2018

-2.1

Bakery products4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.646

-0.6

-0.004

0.33

S-Jun.2019

-0.8

Bread4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.194

-0.6

-0.001

0.58

S-Aug.2019

-0.7

White bread4, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.5

0.83

S-Jun.2019

-0.9

Bread other than white4, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.5

0.82

S-Aug.2019

-1.2

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.090

-0.2

0.000

0.68

L-Oct.2019

0.2

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.162

-2.0

-0.003

0.57

S-EVER

-

Cookies6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.6

0.88

S-Mar.2019

-1.7

Fresh cakes and cupcakes4, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-3.3

0.58

S-EVER

-

Other bakery products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.199

0.7

0.001

0.57

L-Sep.2019

0.8

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts4, 6. . . .

0.7

0.92

L-May 2019

1.2

Crackers, bread, and cracker products6. . . . . . . . .

2.2

1.03

L-May 2019

2.5

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies,

tarts, turnovers6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.7

0.70

S-Aug.2014

-1.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.580

1.3

0.020

0.24

L-Jun.2015

1.3

Meats, poultry, and fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.497

1.2

0.018

0.25

L-Aug.2014

1.5

Meats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.943

1.2

0.011

0.31

L-May 2019

1.2

Beef and veal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.428

2.4

0.010

0.42

L-Sep.2014

2.4

Uncooked ground beef4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.170

1.3

0.002

0.62

L-Oct.2019

1.3

Uncooked beef roasts4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.061

3.6

0.002

1.15

L-Aug.2014

6.0

Uncooked beef steaks5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.158

2.8

0.004

0.74

L-Aug.2014

5.3

Uncooked other beef and veal4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.038

-0.1

0.000

0.71

S-Oct.2019

-0.1

Pork. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.296

0.7

0.002

0.62

S-Oct.2019

0.7

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related

products5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.132

0.6

0.001

0.77

S-Sep.2019

0.1

Bacon and related products6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.1

0.99

S-Sep.2019

-0.6

Breakfast sausage and related products5, 6. . .

1.3

1.02

L-May 2019

2.1

Ham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.055

-1.7

-0.001

1.52

S-Jun.2019

-4.0

Ham, excluding canned6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-2.0

1.59

S-Jun.2019

-4.8

Pork chops4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.043

0.3

0.000

1.62

S-Oct.2019

-2.7

Other pork including roasts, steaks, and ribs5.. .

0.066

2.5

0.002

1.30

L-Apr.2014

6.0

Other meats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.219

-0.5

-0.001

0.66

S-Sep.2019

-0.7

Frankfurters6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-2.9

1.35

S-Sep.2019

-5.0

Lunchmeats5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.0

0.64

S-Oct.2019

-0.3

Lamb and organ meats4, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Lamb and mutton4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Poultry4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.307

1.7

0.005

0.54

L-Jan.2008

2.0

Chicken4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.252

1.8

0.005

0.60

L-Jun.2013

1.9

Fresh whole chicken4, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.3

1.31

L-Aug.2014

3.3

Fresh and frozen chicken parts4, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.2

0.69

L-Dec.2018

1.3

Other uncooked poultry including turkey5. . . . . . . .

0.055

1.0

0.001

1.16

L-Sep.2019

2.5

Fish and seafood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.248

0.6

0.002

0.47

L-Oct.2019

1.2

Fresh fish and seafood5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.127

1.4

0.002

0.71

L-Oct.2019

1.8

Processed fish and seafood5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.121

-0.3

0.000

0.63

-

-

See footnotes at end of table.

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2019, 1-month analysis table - Continued

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

One Month

Relative

Seasonally

Seasonally

Standard

Largest (L) or Smallest (S)

adjusted

adjusted

importance

error,

seasonally adjusted

Expenditure category

percent

effect on All

Nov.

median

change since:

3

change

Items

2019

price

Percent

Nov. 2019-

Nov. 2019-

Date

change

2

Dec. 2019

Dec. 20191

change

Shelf stable fish and seafood4, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.3

1.04

L-Sep.2019

1.9

Frozen fish and seafood6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.4

0.82

S-Sep.2019

-1.4

Eggs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.083

2.9

0.002

1.07

L-Sep.2019

6.5

Dairy and related products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.728

0.0

0.000

0.27

S-Jul.2019

-0.3

Milk5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.205

0.2

0.000

0.48

-

-

Fresh whole milk6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.3

0.62

S-Sep.2019

-0.5

Fresh milk other than whole5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.6

0.56

S-Dec.2018

-1.1

Cheese and related products4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.237

0.3

0.001

0.58

S-Sep.2019

0.2

Ice cream and related products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.104

-1.6

-0.002

0.98

S-Jun.2019

-2.2

Other dairy and related products4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.182

0.1

0.000

0.57

L-Jul.2019

0.3

Fruits and vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.252

-0.3

-0.004

0.33

L-Oct.2019

0.9

Fresh fruits and vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.989

-0.4

-0.004

0.38

L-Oct.2019

0.9

Fresh fruits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.518

0.3

0.002

0.50

L-Oct.2019

1.6

Apples. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.072

-2.1

-0.002

1.17

L-Oct.2019

3.8

Bananas4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.078

0.1

0.000

0.77

S-Sep.2019

-0.4

Citrus fruits5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.150

-1.7

-0.003

0.90

S-Jun.2019

-1.8

Oranges, including tangerines6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.8

1.20

S-Aug.2019

-1.9

Other fresh fruits5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.217

1.8

0.004

0.97

L-Jun.2019

2.6

Fresh vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.471

-1.2

-0.006

0.53

S-Sep.2019

-1.5

Potatoes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.076

1.0

0.001

1.53

L-Oct.2019

1.2

Lettuce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.067

-3.3

-0.002

1.78

S-May 2019

-7.9

Tomatoes4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.076

2.2

0.002

1.43

S-Oct.2019

-1.0

Other fresh vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.252

-1.2

-0.003

0.68

S-Sep.2019

-2.0

Processed fruits and vegetables5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.264

0.1

0.000

0.59

S-Sep.2019

0.1

Canned fruits and vegetables5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.145

0.3

0.000

0.82

L-Oct.2019

0.5

Canned fruits5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.6

0.95

L-Mar.2019

3.0

Canned vegetables5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.7

1.10

L-Oct.2019

0.4

Frozen fruits and vegetables5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.076

-0.6

0.000

0.99

S-Aug.2019

-1.2

Frozen vegetables6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.7

1.23

S-Jan.2019

-2.2

Other processed fruits and vegetables including

dried5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.043

-0.4

0.000

0.76

S-Sep.2019

-0.4

Dried beans, peas, and lentils4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.6

1.42

S-Sep.2019

-1.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials. . . . . . . . .

0.860

-0.4

-0.004

0.45

S-Jul.2019

-0.4

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.613

-0.1

0.000

0.58

S-Oct.2019

-0.3

Carbonated drinks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.256

-1.1

-0.003

1.22

S-Oct.2019

-1.4

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks4, 5. . . . . . . . . .

0.008

1.0

0.000

0.45

L-Mar.2019

1.3

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks5. . . . . . . . .

0.348

0.9

0.003

0.55

L-May 2019

1.2

Beverage materials including coffee and tea5. . . . . . . . . . .

0.247

-1.2

-0.003

0.63

S-Jan.2018

-1.7

Coffee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.157

-1.8

-0.003

0.76

S-Jan.2018

-2.6

Roasted coffee6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-2.1

0.84

S-Aug.2017

-2.1

Instant coffee4, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.9

1.22

S-Sep.2019

-2.8

Other beverage materials including tea4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . .

0.090

0.0

0.000

0.94

S-Oct.2019

-0.1

Other food at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.802

-0.3

-0.005

0.23

S-Jul.2019

-0.7

Sugar and sweets4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.281

-1.3

-0.004

0.65

S-Apr.2019

-1.4

Sugar and sugar substitutes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.041

0.2

0.000

0.79

S-Aug.2019

-0.7

Candy and chewing gum4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.188

-1.7

-0.003

0.89

S-Apr.2015

-2.0

Other sweets5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.052

0.5

0.000

1.08

L-Oct.2019

0.9

Fats and oils. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.205

-0.8

-0.002

0.52

S-Jul.2019

-1.0

Butter and margarine5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.058

-0.4

0.000

0.95

S-Sep.2019

-0.6

Butter6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.2

1.09

L-May 2019

2.4

Margarine6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-2.3

0.82

S-Mar.2016

-3.0

Salad dressing5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.051

-0.1

0.000

1.10

S-Oct.2019

-0.1

Other fats and oils including peanut butter5. . . . . . . . . .

0.096

-1.6

-0.002

0.72

S-Apr.2019

-1.9

See footnotes at end of table.

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2019, 1-month analysis table - Continued

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

One Month

Relative

Seasonally

Seasonally

Standard

Largest (L) or Smallest (S)

adjusted

adjusted

importance

error,

seasonally adjusted

Expenditure category

percent

effect on All

Nov.

median

change since:

3

change

Items

2019

price

Percent

Nov. 2019-

Nov. 2019-

Date

change

2

Dec. 2019

Dec. 20191

change

Peanut butter4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.2

1.06

S-Sep.2019

-2.8

Other foods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.316

0.0

0.000

0.29

-

-

Soups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.078

-0.3

0.000

0.97

S-Oct.2019

-1.0

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods4. . . . . . . . . .

0.230

-1.2

-0.003

0.57

S-Mar.2019

-1.2

Snacks4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.301

-1.2

-0.003

0.71

S-Jul.2019

-1.5

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces. . . . . . . . . . .

0.262

-0.3

-0.001

0.61

L-Oct.2019

0.4

Salt and other seasonings and spices5, 6. . . . . . . .

0.3

0.92

L-Oct.2019

0.5

Olives, pickles, relishes4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.5

0.76

L-Oct.2019

2.7

Sauces and gravies5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.2

0.83

L-Oct.2019

0.5

Other condiments6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.3

0.93

S-Oct.2019

-2.2

Baby food4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.051

-1.5

-0.001

0.83

S-EVER

-

Other miscellaneous foods4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.394

1.6

0.006

0.47

L-Nov.2013

1.7

Prepared salads4, 7, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.8

0.84

L-Jun.2010

4.7

Food away from home4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6.080

0.3

0.017

0.06

L-Sep.2019

0.3

Full service meals and snacks4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.032

0.2

0.007

0.08

S-Oct.2019

0.2

Limited service meals and snacks4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.576

0.4

0.011

0.09

L-Feb.2019

0.5

Food at employee sites and schools5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.181

-0.5

-0.001

0.22

S-Aug.2019

-0.6

Food at elementary and secondary schools4, 8, 6. . . . . . .

-0.1

0.15

S-Feb.2019

-0.1

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors4, 5. . . .

0.094

0.0

0.000

0.16

S-Oct.2019

-0.1

Other food away from home4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.197

0.0

0.000

0.13

-

-

Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7.481

1.4

0.108

0.19

L-Oct.2019

2.7

Energy commodities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.199

2.8

0.118

0.20

L-Oct.2019

3.5

Fuel oil and other fuels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.180

2.0

0.004

0.55

L-Oct.2018

2.0

Fuel oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.110

1.6

0.002

0.86

L-Mar.2019

2.1

Propane, kerosene, and firewood9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.070

2.9

0.002

0.63

L-Feb.2014

11.6

Motor fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.019

2.8

0.115

0.20

L-Oct.2019

3.6

Gasoline (all types). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.931

2.8

0.113

0.20

L-Oct.2019

3.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.1

0.44

L-Oct.2019

3.7

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade10, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.3

0.43

L-Oct.2019

3.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.4

0.40

L-Oct.2019

3.5

Other motor fuels5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.088

2.0

0.002

0.21

L-Mar.2019

3.5

Energy services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.282

-0.3

-0.010

0.34

S-Jun.2019

-0.7

Electricity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.543

-0.5

-0.013

0.37

S-Jun.2019

-0.8

Utility (piped) gas service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.739

0.3

0.002

0.51

S-Sep.2019

-0.7

All items less food and energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

79.271

0.1

0.090

0.04

S-Sep.2019

0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities. . . . . . . . . . . .

19.167

0.0

-0.008

0.09

-

-

Household furnishings and supplies11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.306

-0.3

-0.010

0.20

S-Oct.2019

-0.3

Window and floor coverings and other linens4, 5. . . . . . . .

0.241

1.1

0.003

0.93

L-Jul.2019

1.5

Floor coverings4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.054

0.8

0.000

0.77

L-Jun.2019

1.2

Window coverings4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.043

5.6

0.002

1.73

L-EVER

-

Other linens4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.144

-0.2

0.000

1.42

L-Sep.2019

0.7

Furniture and bedding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.884

-0.6

-0.005

0.42

S-Aug.2019

-1.1

Bedroom furniture4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.320

0.1

0.000

0.68

L-Oct.2019

0.5

Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture4, 5. . .

0.432

-1.0

-0.004

0.65

S-Aug.2019

-1.5

Other furniture4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.120

0.2

0.000

0.74

L-Oct.2019

2.0

Infants' furniture4, 8, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.3

0.71

S-Oct.2019

0.1

Appliances5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.211

-0.2

-0.001

0.62

S-Oct.2019

-0.4

Major appliances5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.074

-3.0

-0.002

1.10

S-EVER

-

Laundry equipment6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-3.1

1.77

S-Aug.2019

-4.2

Other appliances5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.134

1.1

0.001

0.74

S-Oct.2019

1.1

Other household equipment and furnishings5. . . . . . . . . . .

0.485

-1.1

-0.005

0.58

S-Mar.2019

-1.4

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.269

-3.1

-0.008

0.83

S-Dec.2018

-3.8

See footnotes at end of table.

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2019, 1-month analysis table - Continued

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

One Month

Relative

Seasonally

Seasonally

Standard

Largest (L) or Smallest (S)

adjusted

adjusted

importance

error,

seasonally adjusted

Expenditure category

percent

effect on All

Nov.

median

change since:

3

change

Items

2019

price

Percent

Nov. 2019-

Nov. 2019-

Date

change

2

Dec. 2019

Dec. 20191

change

Indoor plants and flowers12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.090

-0.2

0.000

0.94

S-Sep.2019

-1.0

Dishes and flatware4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.053

-1.2

-0.001

1.31

L-Sep.2019

0.3

Nonelectric cookware and tableware5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.074

1.5

0.001

0.98

L-Oct.2018

1.9

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies5. . . .

0.656

-0.1

-0.001

0.45

L-Sep.2019

0.6

Tools, hardware and supplies4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.191

-0.7

-0.001

0.59

L-Oct.2019

-0.2

Outdoor equipment and supplies5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.306

0.7

0.002

0.56

L-Sep.2019

0.8

Housekeeping supplies4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.828

0.0

0.000

0.29

S-Sep.2019

0.0

Household cleaning products4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.326

0.4

0.001

0.39

L-Mar.2019

0.8

Household paper products4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.226

0.1

0.000

0.45

S-Aug.2019

-0.6

Miscellaneous household products4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.277

-0.5

-0.001

0.55

S-Aug.2019

-1.1

Apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.949

0.4

0.012

0.51

L-Jul.2019

0.4

Men's and boys' apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.735

-0.2

-0.001

0.92

L-Sep.2019

1.9

Men's apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.568

-0.7

-0.004

0.95

L-Sep.2019

1.0

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear. . . . . . . . . . . .

0.108

-6.5

-0.007

2.00

S-EVER

-

Men's underwear, nightwear, swimwear, and

accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.149

-0.6

-0.001

1.31

L-Sep.2019

2.0

Men's shirts and sweaters5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.160

1.1

0.002

1.43

L-Jul.2019

1.2

Men's pants and shorts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.144

0.4

0.001

1.30

L-Sep.2019

2.5

Boys' apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.166

0.9

0.002

1.76

L-Sep.2019

2.2

Women's and girls' apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.178

1.3

0.015

0.91

-

-

Women's apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.004

0.9

0.009

1.03

S-Oct.2019

-3.3

Women's outerwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.070

0.7

0.000

2.55

L-Jul.2019

1.0

Women's dresses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.116

2.1

0.002

1.83

L-May 2019

2.5

Women's suits and separates5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.521

2.0

0.010

1.32

S-Oct.2019

-5.7

Women's underwear, nightwear, swimwear, and

accessories5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.286

-1.0

-0.003

1.25

L-Oct.2019

-0.6

Girls' apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.174

3.2

0.006

1.59

L-Jun.2019

6.8

Footwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.665

-0.1

0.000

0.72

S-Oct.2019

-0.5

Men's footwear4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.214

-1.8

-0.004

1.07

S-Apr.2019

-1.8

Boys' and girls' footwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.160

-0.2

0.000

1.46

S-Sep.2019

-1.9

Women's footwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.291

0.0

0.000

0.92

S-Oct.2019

-0.9

Infants' and toddlers' apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.130

0.4

0.001

1.42

L-May 2019

0.5

Jewelry and watches9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.241

-0.8

-0.002

1.34

S-Sep.2019

-1.1

Watches4, 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.098

-2.1

-0.002

1.49

S-Sep.2019

-2.8

Jewelry9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.143

-2.2

-0.003

1.94

S-Aug.2019

-4.2

Transportation commodities less motor fuel11. . . . . . . . . . . . .

6.442

-0.2

-0.013

0.12

S-Sep.2019

-0.7

New vehicles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.627

0.1

0.005

0.21

L-Jun.2019

0.1

New cars and trucks5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.1

0.22

L-Jun.2019

0.1

New cars6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.1

0.25

L-Jun.2019

0.2

New trucks13, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.3

0.23

L-Mar.2019

0.4

Used cars and trucks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.324

-0.8

-0.018

0.02

S-Sep.2019

-1.6

Motor vehicle parts and equipment4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.381

0.1

0.000

0.33

S-Oct.2019

-0.2

Tires4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.225

-0.2

0.000

0.46

S-Oct.2019

-0.7

Vehicle accessories other than tires4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.156

0.5

0.001

0.55

L-Sep.2019

0.5

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires4, 6. . .

0.3

0.53

S-Jul.2019

-1.3

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids4, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5.4

0.90

L-EVER

-

Medical care commodities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.689

1.5

0.025

0.20

L-EVER

-

Medicinal drugs11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.631

1.6

0.026

0.21

L-EVER

-

Prescription drugs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.292

2.1

0.027

0.24

L-EVER

-

Nonprescription drugs4, 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.339

-0.9

-0.003

0.47

S-Sep.2017

-1.4

Medical equipment and supplies4, 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.057

-1.0

-0.001

0.58

S-Jul.2019

-1.9

Recreation commodities11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.759

-0.6

-0.010

0.21

S-Feb.2019

-0.9

Video and audio products11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.201

-1.3

-0.003

0.47

S-Mar.2019

-1.7

See footnotes at end of table.

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2019, 1-month analysis table - Continued

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

One Month

Relative

Seasonally

Seasonally

Standard

Largest (L) or Smallest (S)

adjusted

adjusted

importance

error,

seasonally adjusted

Expenditure category

percent

effect on All

Nov.

median

change since:

3

change

Items

2019

price

Percent

Nov. 2019-

Nov. 2019-

Date

change

2

Dec. 2019

Dec. 20191

change

Televisions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.078

-2.0

-0.002

0.69

L-Oct.2019

-1.5

Other video equipment5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.026

2.0

0.001

0.78

L-Jul.2019

2.1

Audio equipment4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.043

-2.9

-0.001

1.18

S-Feb.2018

-3.1

Recorded music and music subscriptions4, 5. . . . . . . . .

0.045

-0.6

0.000

0.55

S-Sep.2019

-3.6

Pets and pet products4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.608

0.2

0.001

0.25

L-Oct.2019

0.4

Pet food4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.2

0.29

S-Sep.2019

-0.3

Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories4, 5, 6. . . .

0.8

0.53

L-Dec.2018

0.8

Sporting goods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.496

-0.8

-0.004

0.48

S-Jul.2019

-1.4

Sports vehicles including bicycles4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.293

-0.3

-0.001

0.74

S-Jul.2019

-0.4

Sports equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.196

-0.4

-0.001

0.43

S-Sep.2019

-0.5

Photographic equipment and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.034

-2.2

-0.001

0.81

S-Feb.2019

-2.3

Film and photographic supplies4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Photographic equipment5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-3.3

0.94

S-Jun.2018

-3.9

Recreational reading materials4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.119

-1.1

-0.001

0.86

S-Sep.2019

-1.7

Newspapers and magazines4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.075

-1.3

-0.001

0.94

S-Sep.2019

-1.9

Recreational books4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.044

-0.6

0.000

1.46

S-Sep.2019

-1.2

Other recreational goods5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.302

-1.0

-0.003

0.48

S-Jul.2019

-1.1

Toys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.231

-0.8

-0.002

0.60

L-Oct.2019

-0.7

Toys, games, hobbies and playground

equipment5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.4

0.78

L-Aug.2019

1.3

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.024

-1.0

0.000

1.54

S-Sep.2019

-2.7

Music instruments and accessories4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.037

-2.6

-0.001

0.52

S-EVER

-

Education and communication commodities11. . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.501

-1.2

-0.006

0.41

S-Oct.2019

-1.9

Educational books and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.125

0.3

0.000

0.78

L-Aug.2019

1.3

College textbooks4, 14, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.1

0.69

S-Oct.2019

-0.6

Information technology commodities11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.375

-1.6

-0.006

0.54

S-Oct.2019

-2.4

Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistant

devices7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.293

-1.6

-0.005

0.64

S-Oct.2019

-2.4

Computer software and accessories4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.021

-0.2

0.000

1.29

L-Sep.2019

-0.1

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other

consumer information items4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.062

-2.4

-0.001

0.92

S-Oct.2019

-2.9

Alcoholic beverages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.955

0.1

0.001

0.18

L-Aug.2019

0.1

Alcoholic beverages at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.594

-0.1

-0.001

0.26

L-Aug.2019

0.2

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home. . . . . . . .

0.266

0.6

0.002

0.35

L-Jul.2019

0.7

Distilled spirits at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.078

0.6

0.000

0.45

L-Jun.2019

0.9

Whiskey at home4, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.1

0.53

L-Aug.2019

0.3

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home4, 6. . . .

0.3

0.63

L-Feb.2019

1.1

Wine at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.249

-1.1

-0.003

0.49

S-Aug.2012

-1.5

Alcoholic beverages away from home4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.361

0.5

0.002

0.19

L-Sep.2018

0.5

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from

home4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.6

0.17

L-Mar.2019

0.6

Wine away from home4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.4

0.19

L-Jul.2019

0.5

Distilled spirits away from home4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.1

0.19

-

-

Other goods11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.567

-0.5

-0.008

0.19

S-Oct.2018

-0.6

Tobacco and smoking products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.682

0.2

0.001

0.17

S-Oct.2019

-0.4

Cigarettes5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.606

0.2

0.001

0.18

S-Oct.2019

-0.5

Tobacco products other than cigarettes4, 5. . . . . . . . . . .

0.060

-0.2

0.000

0.41

S-Sep.2019

-0.2

Personal care products4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.674

-1.1

-0.008

0.26

S-May 2011

-1.2

Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal

care products4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.377

-0.6

-0.002

0.35

S-Apr.2018

-0.6

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and

implements4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.291

-1.9

-0.005

0.41

S-May 2001

-2.9

Miscellaneous personal goods5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.211

-0.8

-0.002

0.88

S-Sep.2019

-1.1

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap6. . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.8

0.93

L-Oct.2019

2.0

See footnotes at end of table.

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2019, 1-month analysis table - Continued

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

One Month

Relative

Seasonally

Seasonally

Standard

Largest (L) or Smallest (S)

adjusted

adjusted

importance

error,

seasonally adjusted

Expenditure category

percent

effect on All

Nov.

median

change since:

3

change

Items

2019

price

Percent

Nov. 2019-

Nov. 2019-

Date

change

2

Dec. 2019

Dec. 20191

change

Infants' equipment4, 8, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.6

1.15

L-Oct.2019

2.7

Services less energy services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

60.103

0.2

0.109

0.04

S-Oct.2019

0.2

Shelter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

33.489

0.2

0.060

0.07

S-Oct.2019

0.1

Rent of shelter15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

33.122

0.2

0.071

0.07

S-Oct.2019

0.0

Rent of primary residence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

8.022

0.2

0.019

0.04

S-Oct.2019

0.1

Lodging away from home5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.893

-1.8

-0.017

1.80

S-Oct.2019

-3.8

Housing at school, excluding board15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.114

0.4

0.000

0.05

L-Nov.2016

0.5

Other lodging away from home including hotels

and motels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.779

-2.0

-0.017

2.03

S-Oct.2019

-4.4

Owners' equivalent rent of residences15. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

24.207

0.2

0.058

0.04

-

-

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence15. . .

22.858

0.2

0.055

0.04

-

-

Tenants' and household insurance4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.367

-0.1

0.000

0.12

S-Aug.2019

-0.3

Water and sewer and trash collection services5. . . . . . . .

1.099

0.2

0.002

0.09

-

-

Water and sewerage maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.830

0.2

0.002

0.11

-

-

Garbage and trash collection4, 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.268

0.0

0.000

0.22

S-Jun.2019

0.0

Household operations4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.902

0.1

0.001

0.16

S-Sep.2019

-0.2

Domestic services4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.303

0.0

0.000

0.06

S-Sep.2019

-0.6

Gardening and lawncare services4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Moving, storage, freight expense5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.101

-0.6

-0.001

0.65

L-Sep.2019

-0.6

Repair of household items4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.111

-0.1

0.000

0.16

S-May 2019

-0.1

Medical care services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7.141

0.4

0.025

0.10

-

-

Professional services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.230

0.1

0.002

0.11

S-Oct.2019

0.1

Physicians' services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.714

0.1

0.001

0.21

-

-

Dental services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.790

0.2

0.002

0.13

S-Oct.2019

0.2

Eyeglasses and eye care4, 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.314

0.0

0.000

0.24

S-Sep.2019

-0.6

Services by other medical professionals4, 9. . . . . . . .

0.412

0.1

0.000

0.09

L-Sep.2019

0.4

Hospital and related services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.637

0.2

0.005

0.15

S-Sep.2019

0.0

Hospital services16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.356

0.2

0.005

0.17

S-Sep.2019

0.0

Inpatient hospital services16, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.3

0.23

S-Sep.2019

0.1

Outpatient hospital services9, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.3

0.22

L-Oct.2019

0.9

Nursing homes and adult day services16. . . . . . . . . . .

0.194

0.3

0.001

0.11

L-Sep.2019

0.6

Care of invalids and elderly at home4, 8. . . . . . . . . . . .

0.087

0.1

0.000

0.20

L-Oct.2019

0.3

Health insurance4, 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.274

1.4

0.018

0.11

S-Sep.2019

1.4

Transportation services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5.916

-0.3

-0.016

0.13

S-Dec.2014

-0.3

Leased cars and trucks4, 14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.610

-0.7

-0.004

0.36

S-Jun.2019

-0.7

Car and truck rental5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.123

-1.3

-0.002

1.67

S-Aug.2019

-1.7

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.138

0.1

0.001

0.14

-

-

Motor vehicle body work4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.057

0.4

0.000

0.13

L-Sep.2019

0.6

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing4. . . . . . . . .

0.646

0.2

0.001

0.24

-

-

Motor vehicle repair4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.370

0.0

0.000

0.16

-

-

Motor vehicle insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.355

0.2

0.005

0.14

L-Sep.2019

0.3

Motor vehicle fees4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.545

0.2

0.001

0.20

L-Oct.2019

0.5

State motor vehicle registration and license

fees4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.281

0.1

0.000

0.07

-

-

Parking and other fees4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.247

0.3

0.001

0.34

L-Oct.2019

0.4

Parking fees and tolls5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.4

0.17

L-Sep.2019

0.8

Automobile service clubs4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.2

0.52

L-Jul.2018

0.6

Public transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.145

-1.5

-0.017

0.45

S-Dec.2014

-2.0

Airline fares. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.698

-1.6

-0.011

0.68

S-Jun.2017

-2.0

Other intercity transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.162

-2.5

-0.004

0.71

S-Sep.2004

-3.9

Intercity bus fare4, 7, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.9

1.53

S-Oct.2019

-2.6

Intercity train fare4, 7, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.01

-

-

Ship fare4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.3

0.77

S-Oct.2019

-1.4

See footnotes at end of table.

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2019, 1-month analysis table - Continued

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

One Month

Relative

Seasonally

Seasonally

Standard

Largest (L) or Smallest (S)

adjusted

adjusted

importance

error,

seasonally adjusted

Expenditure category

percent

effect on All

Nov.

median

change since:

3

change

Items

2019

price

Percent

Nov. 2019-

Nov. 2019-

Date

change

2

Dec. 2019

Dec. 20191

change

Intracity transportation4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.278

-1.1

-0.003

0.34

S-Jul.2017

-1.1

Intracity mass transit4, 11, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.0

0.05

-

-

Recreation services11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.881

0.5

0.019

0.22

S-Sep.2019

0.0

Video and audio services11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.594

1.0

0.016

0.14

L-EVER

-

Cable and satellite television service13. . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.510

1.1

0.017

0.13

L-Aug.2005

2.1

Video discs and other media, including rental of

video4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.084

-1.1

-0.001

0.99

L-Sep.2019

0.8

Video discs and other media4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.2

1.95

L-Sep.2019

-0.2

Rental of video discs and other media4, 5, 6. . . . .

-1.3

0.19

S-Jul.2010

-1.3

Pet services including veterinary5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.422

0.6

0.003

0.22

L-Jul.2019

0.6

Pet services4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.7

0.14

L-Sep.2018

2.2

Veterinarian services5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.5

0.17

-

-

Photographers and photo processing4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.036

-0.2

0.000

0.38

S-Sep.2019

-0.2

Photographer fees4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.2

0.04

L-Oct.2019

1.5

Photo processing4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.6

0.61

S-Jun.2019

-1.8

Other recreation services5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.827

0.0

0.000

0.39

S-Sep.2019

-0.5

Club membership for shopping clubs, fraternal, or

other organizations, or participant sports

fees4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.679

0.6

0.004

0.28

S-Sep.2019

-0.5

Admissions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.656

-0.6

-0.004

0.75

S-Jun.2019

-0.9

Admission to movies, theaters, and

concerts4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.5

0.63

S-Nov.2018

-0.6

Admission to sporting events4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.5

1.92

S-Oct.2019

1.1

Fees for lessons or instructions4, 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.217

0.0

0.000

0.49

S-Oct.2019

-0.1

Education and communication services11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6.034

0.2

0.010

0.08

S-Oct.2019

0.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.923

0.1

0.003

0.08

-

-

College tuition and fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.619

0.0

-0.001

0.13

S-Oct.2019

0.0

Elementary and high school tuition and fees. . . . . .

0.339

0.3

0.001

0.06

L-Oct.2019

0.5

Child care and nursery school12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.813

0.3

0.003

0.07

-

-

Technical and business school tuition and fees5.. .

0.032

0.1

0.000

0.11

-

-

Postage and delivery services5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.111

0.3

0.000

0.05

L-Oct.2019

0.3

Postage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.097

0.2

0.000

0.00

-

-

Delivery services5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.014

1.1

0.000

0.34

L-Feb.2019

1.3

Telephone services4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.213

0.1

0.003

0.07

S-Aug.2019

-0.1

Wireless telephone services4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.618

0.1

0.001

0.08

S-Oct.2019

0.0

Land-line telephone services4, 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.596

0.3

0.002

0.17

S-Aug.2019

0.2

Internet services and electronic information

providers5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.778

0.4

0.003

0.29

S-Oct.2019

0.3

Other personal services4, 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.642

0.4

0.006

0.11

L-Jul.2019

0.5

Personal care services4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.634

0.3

0.002

0.17

S-Oct.2019

0.3

Haircuts and other personal care services4, 5. . . . . .

0.634

0.3

0.002

0.17

S-Oct.2019

0.3

Miscellaneous personal services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.008

0.6

0.007

0.13

L-Jul.2019

0.6

Legal services4, 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.301

0.0

0.000

0.06

L-Oct.2019

0.0

Funeral expenses4, 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.127

0.6

0.001

0.20

L-Oct.2015

0.6

Laundry and dry cleaning services4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.244

0.4

0.001

0.24

L-Sep.2019

0.5

Apparel services other than laundry and dry

cleaning4, 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.030

0.2

0.000

0.33

S-Sep.2019

-0.1

Financial services9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.236

1.6

0.004

0.33

L-Apr.2018

4.4

Checking account and other bank

services4, 5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.0

0.05

-

-

Tax return preparation and other accounting

fees5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.9

0.34

L-May 2019

3.6

Special aggregate indexes

See footnotes at end of table.

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2019, 1-month analysis table - Continued

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

One Month

Relative

Seasonally

Seasonally

Standard

Largest (L) or Smallest (S)

adjusted

adjusted

importance

error,

seasonally adjusted

Expenditure category

percent

effect on All

Nov.

median

change since:

3

change

Items

2019

price

Percent

Nov. 2019-

Nov. 2019-

Date

change

2

Dec. 2019

Dec. 20191

change

All items less food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

86.751

0.2

0.198

0.04

S-Sep.2019

0.0

All items less shelter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

66.511

0.2

0.159

0.05

S-Sep.2019

-0.1

All items less food and shelter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

53.262

0.3

0.138

0.06

-

-

All items less food, shelter, and energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

45.782

0.1

0.030

0.06

S-Sep.2019

0.0

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

trucks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

43.458

0.1

0.048

0.06

S-Sep.2019

0.1

All items less medical care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

91.170

0.2

0.169

0.04

S-Sep.2019

0.0

All items less energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

92.519

0.1

0.111

0.04

S-Sep.2019

0.1

Commodities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

36.615

0.4

0.132

0.06

L-Oct.2019

0.4

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and

trucks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

16.843

0.1

0.010

0.11

L-Aug.2019

0.1

Commodities less food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

23.366

0.5

0.111

0.09

L-Oct.2019

0.5

Commodities less food and beverages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

22.411

0.5

0.109

0.09

L-Oct.2019

0.6

Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

63.385

0.2

0.098

0.05

S-Sep.2019

0.2

Services less rent of shelter15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

30.264

0.1

0.018

0.06

S-Jun.2019

0.1

Services less medical care services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

56.244

0.1

0.058

0.05

S-May 2019

0.0

Durables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

9.697

-0.4

-0.043

0.11

-

-

Nondurables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

26.918

0.6

0.160

0.09

L-Jul.2019

0.7

Nondurables less food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

13.669

1.1

0.144

0.15

L-Jul.2019

1.3

Nondurables less food and beverages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

12.714

1.1

0.143

0.16

L-Jul.2019

1.4

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . .

9.765

1.3

0.128

0.11

L-Oct.2019

2.2

Nondurables less food and apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

10.720

1.2

0.129

0.10

L-Oct.2019

1.9

Housing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

42.258

0.1

0.040

0.07

S-Aug.2019

0.1

Education and communication5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6.535

0.1

0.004

0.08

S-Oct.2019

0.0

Education5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.048

0.1

0.003

0.09

-

-

Communication5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.486

0.0

0.000

0.10

S-Oct.2019

0.0

Information and information processing5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.375

0.0

0.000

0.10

S-Oct.2019

0.0

Information technology, hardware and services17. . . . . . . . .

1.162

-0.2

-0.003

0.25

S-Oct.2019

-0.6

Recreation5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5.640

0.1

0.008

0.15

S-Sep.2019

0.0

Video and audio5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.795

0.8

0.014

0.13

L-Aug.2005

1.2

Pets, pet products and services5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.030

0.4

0.004

0.18

L-Oct.2019

0.4

Photography5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.072

-1.2

-0.001

0.45

S-Jun.2018

-2.2

Food and beverages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

14.204

0.2

0.022

0.08

L-Oct.2019

0.2

Domestically produced farm food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5.983

0.0

0.003

0.13

S-Aug.2019

-0.2

Other services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

11.557

0.3

0.036

0.09

S-Sep.2019

0.0

Apparel less footwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.284

0.5

0.012

0.57

L-Jul.2019

0.6

Fuels and utilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.561

-0.1

-0.005

0.25

S-Sep.2019

-0.1

Household energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.462

-0.2

-0.007

0.32

S-Sep.2019

-0.2

Medical care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

8.830

0.6

0.050

0.10

L-Oct.2019

1.0

Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

16.376

0.5

0.086

0.08

L-Oct.2019

1.0

Private transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

15.231

0.7

0.103

0.08

L-Oct.2019

1.2

New and used motor vehicles5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6.794

-0.3

-0.019

0.12

S-Sep.2019

-0.6

Utilities and public transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

9.249

-0.2

-0.023

0.14

S-Jun.2019

-0.4

Household furnishings and operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.208

-0.4

-0.015

0.16

S-Dec.2014

-0.4

Other goods and services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.209

-0.1

-0.004

0.12

S-Jun.2019

-0.1

Personal care4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.527

-0.2

-0.005

0.14

S-Jun.2019

-0.2

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Not seasonally adjusted.
  • Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2019, 12-month analysis table

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Twelve Month

Relative

Unadjusted

Unadjusted

Standard

Largest (L) or Smallest (S)

Expenditure category

importance

percent

effect on All

error,

unadjusted change since:4

Nov.

change

Items

median

2019

Dec. 2018-

Dec. 2018-

price

Date

Percent

Dec. 2019

Dec. 20191

change2, 3

change

All items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

100.000

2.3

-

L-Oct.2018

2.5

Food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

13.249

1.8

0.241

-

S-Sep.2019

1.8

Food at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7.169

0.7

0.053

-

S-Sep.2019

0.6

Cereals and bakery products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.946

0.3

0.003

-

S-Aug.2018

0.3

Cereals and cereal products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.300

-0.3

-0.001

-

S-Sep.2019

-0.7

Flour and prepared flour mixes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.038

-0.3

0.000

-

L-Oct.2019

0.6

Breakfast cereal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.145

-0.2

0.000

-

-

-

Rice, pasta, cornmeal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.117

-0.6

-0.001

-

S-Jan.2018

-2.0

Rice5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-2.9

-

S-May 2017

-3.0

Bakery products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.646

0.5

0.004

-

S-Aug.2018

0.4

Bread5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.194

2.0

0.004

-

S-Aug.2019

1.2

White bread6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.2

-

S-Aug.2019

1.3

Bread other than white6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.6

-

S-Aug.2019

1.5

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.090

-0.6

-0.001

-

L-Oct.2019

0.7

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.162

-1.7

-0.003

-

S-EVER

-

Cookies6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.3

-

S-Aug.2018

-1.4

Fresh cakes and cupcakes6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.8

-

S-EVER

-

Other bakery products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.199

1.5

0.003

-

L-Oct.2019

2.2

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts6. . . . . .

3.4

-

L-Sep.2019

3.7

Crackers, bread, and cracker products6. . . . . . . . .

2.3

-

L-Oct.2019

3.4

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies,

tarts, turnovers6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.3

-

S-Aug.2018

-2.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.580

2.3

0.036

-

L-May 2018

2.3

Meats, poultry, and fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.497

2.6

0.039

-

L-Apr.2015

4.0

Meats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.943

3.6

0.034

-

L-Apr.2015

4.8

Beef and veal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.428

4.8

0.021

-

L-Aug.2015

5.0

Uncooked ground beef. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.170

4.3

0.007

-

L-Apr.2018

4.7

Uncooked beef roasts5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.061

7.3

0.004

-

L-Jul.2015

9.7

Uncooked beef steaks5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.158

4.4

0.007

-

L-Aug.2015

5.2

Uncooked other beef and veal5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.038

4.8

0.002

-

L-Oct.2018

5.8

Pork. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.296

3.5

0.010

-

L-Jan.2018

4.0

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related

products5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.132

3.5

0.005

-

L-Oct.2019

3.8

Bacon and related products6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.3

-

S-Sep.2019

0.9

Breakfast sausage and related products5, 6. . .

5.0

-

L-Jan.2015

6.2

Ham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.055

4.0

0.002

-

S-Sep.2019

3.9

Ham, excluding canned6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.8

-

S-Sep.2019

2.8

Pork chops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.043

1.8

0.001

-

S-Oct.2019

-2.9

Other pork including roasts, steaks, and ribs5.. .

0.066

4.2

0.003

-

L-Mar.2015

5.4

Other meats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.219

1.3

0.003

-

S-May 2019

0.2

Frankfurters6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.0

-

S-Apr.2019

-1.9

Lunchmeats5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.9

-

S-Oct.2019

1.7

Lamb and organ meats6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Lamb and mutton5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Poultry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.307

1.7

0.005

-

L-Dec.2017

2.5

Chicken5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.252

1.4

0.004

-

L-Jul.2018

1.8

Fresh whole chicken6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.6

-

L-Feb.2015

5.9

Fresh and frozen chicken parts6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-0.1

-

S-Oct.2019

-0.7

Other uncooked poultry including turkey5. . . . . . . .

0.055

3.1

0.002

-

L-Oct.2019

3.5

Fish and seafood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.248

0.0

0.000

-

-

-

Fresh fish and seafood5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.127

0.2

0.000

-

L-Oct.2019

1.4

Processed fish and seafood5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.121

-0.3

0.000

-

S-Feb.2018

-1.9

Shelf stable fish and seafood6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.0

-

L-Oct.2019

1.3

See footnotes at end of table.

Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2019, 12-month analysis table - Continued

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Twelve Month

Relative

Unadjusted

Unadjusted

Standard

Largest (L) or Smallest (S)

Expenditure category

importance

percent

effect on All

error,

unadjusted change since:4

Nov.

change

Items

median

2019

Dec. 2018-

Dec. 2018-

price

Date

Percent

Dec. 2019

Dec. 20191

change2, 3

change

Frozen fish and seafood6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.5

-

S-Oct.2019

0.4

Eggs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.083

-3.0

-0.003

-

L-Dec.2018

-2.2

Dairy and related products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.728

2.4

0.018

-

S-Oct.2019

1.8

Milk5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.205

5.1

0.010

-

L-Oct.2014

5.9

Fresh whole milk6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5.2

-

L-Dec.2014

5.2

Fresh milk other than whole5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.8

-

L-Sep.2019

4.0

Cheese and related products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.237

3.1

0.007

-

L-Feb.2015

5.9

Ice cream and related products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.104

0.0

0.000

-

S-Aug.2019

-0.5

Other dairy and related products5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.182

0.2

0.000

-

S-Oct.2019

0.0

Fruits and vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.252

-1.3

-0.017

-

S-Mar.2017

-1.8

Fresh fruits and vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.989

-2.1

-0.022

-

S-Mar.2017

-2.2

Fresh fruits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.518

-2.4

-0.013

-

S-Sep.2019

-3.5

Apples. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.072

-3.9

-0.003

-

S-Nov.2018

-4.2

Bananas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.078

0.6

0.001

-

S-Oct.2019

0.3

Citrus fruits5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.150

-6.5

-0.010

-

S-Sep.2019

-6.7

Oranges, including tangerines6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-7.4

-

S-Aug.2019

-7.7

Other fresh fruits5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.217

-0.3

-0.001

-

L-Apr.2019

0.8

Fresh vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.471

-1.8

-0.009

-

S-May 2018

-1.9

Potatoes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.076

6.2

0.005

-

L-Oct.2019

8.9

Lettuce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.067

-1.0

-0.001

-

S-Jun.2018

-7.2

Tomatoes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.076

-7.7

-0.007

-

S-Mar.2017

-8.4

Other fresh vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.252

-2.3

-0.006

-

S-Mar.2017

-4.5

Processed fruits and vegetables5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.264

1.7

0.004

-

S-Oct.2019

1.4

Canned fruits and vegetables5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.145

2.7

0.004

-

S-Sep.2019

2.1

Canned fruits5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.4

-

L-Mar.2019

8.6

Canned vegetables5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.4

-

S-Jan.2019

1.1

Frozen fruits and vegetables5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.076

0.3

0.000

-

L-Oct.2017

0.3

Frozen vegetables6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.3

-

S-Sep.2019

0.1

Other processed fruits and vegetables including

dried5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.043

0.5

0.000

-

S-Oct.2019

-0.8

Dried beans, peas, and lentils5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.9

-

S-Sep.2019

-5.1

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials. . . . . . . . .

0.860

1.0

0.009

-

S-Oct.2019

0.8

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.613

1.9

0.012

-

-

-

Carbonated drinks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.256

1.5

0.004

-

S-Oct.2019

0.8

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks5. . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.008

-2.3

0.000

-

L-Sep.2019

-1.0

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks5. . . . . . . . .

0.348

2.3

0.008

-

L-Aug.2019

2.4

Beverage materials including coffee and tea5. . . . . . . . . . .

0.247

-1.2

-0.003

-

S-Dec.2018

-1.2

Coffee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.157

-2.3

-0.004

-

S-Jul.2018

-2.4

Roasted coffee6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-2.8

-

S-Jul.2018

-3.0

Instant coffee6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-1.5

-

S-Oct.2019

-2.4

Other beverage materials including tea5. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.090

0.9

0.001

-

S-Aug.2019

0.6

Other food at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.802

0.3

0.006

-

S-Aug.2019

0.3

Sugar and sweets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.281

2.6

0.007

-

S-Jul.2019

2.5

Sugar and sugar substitutes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.041

4.5

0.002

-

L-Oct.2015

6.6

Candy and chewing gum5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.188

2.5

0.005

-

S-May 2019

1.7

Other sweets5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.052

1.5

0.001

-

L-Oct.2019

2.6

Fats and oils. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.205

-1.5

-0.003

-

S-Aug.2019

-1.5

Butter and margarine5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.058

-1.3

-0.001

-

L-Oct.2019

-0.2

Butter6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.7

-

L-Oct.2019

0.7

Margarine6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-2.0

-

S-Jul.2018

-2.4

Salad dressing5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.051

0.3

0.000

-

L-Jun.2019

2.9

Other fats and oils including peanut butter5. . . . . . . . . .

0.096

-2.5

-0.003

-

S-Aug.2019

-2.6

Peanut butter5, 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

-5.0

-

S-Oct.2019

-6.4

Other foods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.316

0.1

0.002

-

L-Oct.2019

0.2

See footnotes at end of table.

Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2019, 12-month analysis table - Continued

[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Twelve Month

Relative

Unadjusted

Unadjusted

Standard

Largest (L) or Smallest (S)

Expenditure category

importance

percent

effect on All