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All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and commodity and service
All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
All Urban Consumers: Selected areas, all items index
Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers: Selected areas, all items index

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USDL-94-123
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UNTIL 8:30 A.M. (EST)
Wednesday, March 16, 1994

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX--FEBRUARY 1994
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose
0.3 percent before seasonal adjustment in February to a level of
146.7 (1982-84=100), the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S.
Department of Labor reported today. For the 12-month period ended
in February, the CPI-U increased 2.5 percent.
The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical
Workers (CPI-W) increased 0.3 percent in February, prior to
seasonal adjustment. The February 1994 CPI-W level of 144.0 was
2.3 percent higher than the index in February 1993.
CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
___________________________________
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U rose 0.3 percent in
February after registering no change in January. The energy index,
which had risen only once in the preceding 9 months, increased 1.6
percent in February, largely as a result of a sharp upturn in
petroleum-based energy prices. The food index, on the other hand,
which had risen substantially during the last quarter of 1993,
declined for the second consecutive month--down 0.3 percent in
February. Excluding food and energy, the CPI-U rose 0.3 percent in
February, following a 0.1 percent increase in January, with the
acceleration resulting from a 0.5 percent advance in shelter costs.

Table A. Percent Changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
____________________________________________________________________
|
Seasonally adjusted
|Unadj
|___________________________________________|
|
|Compnd |
Expenditure
|
Changes from preceding month
|ann rte|12-mo
|___________________________________| 3-mos |
category
|
1993
1994
| ended |ended
|___________________________________|
|
| Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb.|Feb. 94|Feb94
____________________________________________________________________
All items
| .3
.1
.3
.3
.2
.0
.3 | 1.9 | 2.5
Food and beverages| .4
.3
.4
.2
.5 -.1 -.3 |
.6 | 2.1
Housing
| .3
.2
.2
.2
.2
.1
.4 | 2.8 | 2.9
Apparel and upkeep| .7 -.4 -.1
.7 -.1 -.1 -.3 | -2.1 | -.7
Transportation
| .1
.0 1.0
.0 -.2 -.2
.5 |
.3 | 2.1
Medical care
| .3
.4
.5
.3
.3
.3
.3 | 3.8 | 4.9
Entertainment
| .3
.2
.4
.5
.3
.3
.4 | 4.1 | 3.2
Other goods & serv| -.6 -1.0
.3
.4
.4
.1
.3 | 2.9 | 1.9
Special indexes: |
Energy
| -.7 -.4 1.9 -.9 -.7 -.8 1.6 |
.4 | -.2
Food
| .4
.3
.5
.2
.5 -.1 -.3 |
.3 | 2.1
AI - food & energy| .3
.1
.3
.4
.2
.1
.3 | 2.4 | 2.8
____________________________________________________________________
The food and beverage index declined for the second consecutive
month, down 0.3 percent in February. Grocery store food prices
fell 0.4 percent in February, following a 0.3 percent drop in
January. Declines in the index for fruits and vegetables were
largely responsible for the decrease in each month. In February,
the index for fruits and vegetables fell 3.4 percent; fresh fruit
prices declined 4.4 percent, fresh vegetable prices, 4.9 percent,
and processed fruits and vegetables, 0.9 percent. These declines
were partially offset by increases in most other grocery store food
groups. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs rose 0.2
percent in February. Declines in prices for beef, poultry, and
fish and seafood were more than offset by increases in the indexes
for pork and for eggs. The indexes for cereal and bakery products
and dairy products rose 0.6 and 0.8 percent, respectively. The
index for other food at home declined 0.1 percent in February. The
other two components of the food and beverage index--restaurant
meals and alcoholic beverages--rose 0.1 and declined 0.1 percent,
respectively, in February.
The housing component rose 0.4 percent in February, following

an increase of 0.1 percent in January. A substantially larger
increase in shelter costs and an upturn in the index for fuel and
other utilities were responsible for the acceleration. Shelter
costs rose 0.5 percent, following a 0.2 percent increase in
January, its largest advance since a 0.6 percent similar increase
in January 1991. Within shelter, renters' costs rose 0.4 percent,
homeowners' costs, 0.5 percent, and maintenance and repair costs,
0.4 percent. The index for fuel and other utilities, which had
declined in each of the 3 preceding months, rose 0.9 percent in
February. The index for household fuels advanced 1.1 percent,
reflecting increases in each of the major components. The index
for fuel oil rose 7.2 percent, its first increase since last June
and its largest monthly advance since a 12.6 percent rise in
October 1990. Charges for natural gas and electricity increased
1.5 and 0.3 percent, respectively. The index for other utilities
and public services increased 0.7 percent in February, largely as a
result of a 5.3 percent increase in charges for interstate
telephone calls. The index for household furnishings and
operation, which increased 0.2 percent in January, declined 0.4
percent in February.
The transportation index registered its first monthly increase
since October, advancing 0.5 percent in February. The index for
gasoline rose 1.8 percent, ending a nearly year-long decline, which
began in March 1993 and was interrupted only by the 4.3 percent
increase in October associated with the 4.3 cents per gallon
Federal excise tax increase. As of February, the gasoline index
was 4.9 percent lower than a year earlier and 18.3 percent below
its peak level of December 1990. A sharp advance in automobile
purchase costs also contributed to the upturn in the transportation
component in February. The index for new cars rose 0.5 percent and
automobile finance charges jumped 0.9 percent. The upturn in
finance charges in February follows a period of generally declining
rates in which this index fell 24.6 percent between February 1991
and January 1994. These advances were partially offset by a 1.1
percent drop in the index for used cars. The index for public
transportation increased 0.4 percent in February, primarily due to
a 2.1 percent rise in fares for other intercity transportation.
The index for apparel and upkeep fell 0.3 percent in February,
following declines of 0.1 percent in each of the 2 preceding
months. (Prior to seasonal adjustment, the index advanced 1.5
percent.) The somewhat slower introduction of spring and summer
merchandise into the market place than in recent years has resulted
in seasonally adjusted declines during the first 2 months of 1994.

Medical care costs rose 0.3 percent in February, the same as in
each of the preceding 3 months. As of February, the index was 4.9
percent above its level a year earlier. The index for medical care
commodities--prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and medical
supplies--decreased 0.1 percent in February. The index for medical
care services rose 0.3 percent in February. Charges for
professional services and hospital and related services increased
0.4 and 0.2 percent, respectively.
Entertainment costs increased 0.4 percent in February, as a
slight decline in the index for entertainment commodities was more
than offset by a 0.8 percent rise in charges for entertainment
services. The index for admissions to movies, theaters, concerts,
and sporting events rose 1.2 percent and fees for lessons or
instructions jumped 2.3 percent.
The index for other goods and services rose 0.3 percent in
February, following a 0.1 percent increase in January. Increases
in educational expenses and personal financial services more than
offset a decline in the index for personal care. The index for
tobacco and smoking products was unchanged in February.
CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
_______________________________________________________
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI for Urban Wage Earners
and Clerical Workers rose 0.2 percent in February.
Table B.

Percent Changes in CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical
Workers (CPI-W)
____________________________________________________________________
|
Seasonally adjusted
|Unadj
|___________________________________________|
|
|Compnd |
Expenditure
|
Changes from preceding month
|ann rte|12-mo
|___________________________________| 3-mos |
category
|
1993
1994
| ended |ended
|___________________________________|
|
| Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb.|Feb. 94|Feb94
____________________________________________________________________
All items
| .1
.1
.4
.2
.1
.1
.2 | 1.7 | 2.3
Food and beverages| .3
.3
.4
.2
.4
.1 -.3 |
.6 | 2.1
Housing
| .3
.1
.3
.1
.2
.1
.5 | 3.2 | 2.8

Apparel and upkeep| .5 -.2
.1
.4 -.3
.3 -.2 | -.9 | -.5
Transportation
| .0
.0 1.1 -.2 -.2 -.2
.5 |
.6 | 1.9
Medical care
| .3
.4
.4
.3
.4
.3
.2 | 3.8 | 4.8
Entertainment
| .3
.2
.3
.6
.3
.3
.3 | 3.6 | 3.0
Other goods & serv| -.8 -1.6
.3
.5
.3
.1
.2 | 2.1 |
.8
Special indexes: |
Energy
| -.7 -.5 2.0 -1.0 -.7 -.8 1.6 |
.4 | -.5
Food
| .3
.3
.5
.2
.3
.1 -.4 |
.0 | 2.2
AI - food & energy| .2
.1
.3
.3
.3
.1
.3 | 2.4 | 2.6
____________________________________________________________________
Consumer Price Index data for March will be released on
Wednesday, April 13, 1994, 8:30 A.M. (EDT).
Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and commodity and service
group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Relative
Unadjusted indexes
importance,
December
Jan.
Feb.
1993
1994
1994

Unadjusted
percent change to
Feb. 1994 fromFeb. 1993 Jan. 1994

Seasonally adjusted
percent change fromNov. to
Dec. to
Jan. to
Dec.
Jan.
Feb.

Expenditure category
All items ..................................
All items (1967=100) .......................

100.000
-

146.2
437.8

146.7
439.3

2.5
-

0.3
-

0.2
-

0.0
-

0.3
-

Food and beverages .......................
Food ...................................
Food at home .........................
Cereals and bakery products ........
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .....
Dairy products .....................
Fruits and vegetables ..............
Other food at home .................
Sugar and sweets .................
Fats and oils ....................
Nonalcoholic beverages ...........
Other prepared food ..............
Food away from home ..................
Alcoholic beverages ....................

17.398
15.799
9.853
1.454
2.984
1.186
1.909
2.320
.331
.246
.712
1.030
5.946
1.600

144.3
143.7
143.8
160.3
137.8
131.6
169.8
132.2
134.9
131.3
116.1
145.8
144.5
151.0

143.6
142.9
142.6
161.3
137.4
131.8
161.7
132.5
135.6
131.5
116.0
146.5
144.6
151.1

2.1
2.1
2.5
4.1
3.2
2.3
1.4
1.7
1.7
.6
.8
2.7
1.7
1.3

-.5
-.6
-.8
.6
-.3
.2
-4.8
.2
.5
.2
-.1
.5
.1
.1

.5
.5
.7
.6
-.1
.2
3.2
.2
.0
.2
.2
.1
.1
.5

-.1
-.1
-.3
.4
.1
.9
-2.5
.0
.6
.1
-.4
.1
.1
.2

-.3
-.3
-.4
.6
.2
.8
-3.4
-.1
.4
.0
-1.0
.4
.1
-.1

Housing ..................................
Shelter ................................
Renters' costs 1/ ....................
Rent, residential ..................
Other renters' costs ...............
Homeowners' costs 1/ .................
Owners' equivalent rent 1/ .........
Household insurance 2/ 1/ ..........
_ _
Maintenance and repairs 2/ ...........
Maintenance and repair services 2/ .
Maintenance and repair
commodities 2/ .................
Fuel and other utilities ...............
Fuels ................................
Fuel oil and other household fuel
commodities ....................
Gas (piped) and electricity (energy
services).......................
Other utilities and public
services 2/ ......................
Household furnishings and operation ....
Housefurnishings .....................
Housekeeping supplies ................
Housekeeping services ................

41.394
27.948
7.984
5.771
2.213
19.768
19.386
.382

142.9
158.1
166.8
152.2
191.6
162.9
163.2
149.2

143.7
159.1
168.9
152.8
198.4
163.7
164.0
149.4

2.9
3.0
2.7
2.5
3.5
3.3
3.3
3.2

.6
.6
1.3
.4
3.5
.5
.5
.1

.2
.3
.3
.3
.3
.3
.3
-.1

.1
.2
.0
.3
-.6
.2
.2
.1

.4
.5
.4
.5
.3
.5
.6
.1

.196
.118

128.9
131.3

129.4
131.2

-.8
-3.0

.4
-.1

-.2
.5

1.0
.4

.4
-.1

.078
7.262
3.983

125.9
121.6
110.6

127.1
122.4
111.1

2.5
3.4
3.3

1.0
.7
.5

-1.1
-.1
-.2

1.9
-.4
-.9

1.0
.9
1.1

.369

88.9

93.6

1.2

5.3

-1.7

-1.1

6.0

3.614

118.0

117.9

3.6

-.1

-.1

-.8

.6

3.279
6.183
3.601
1.109
1.473

148.9
120.5
110.7
131.5
137.4

150.0
120.4
110.5
131.7
137.6

3.2
1.5
1.5
.8
2.3

.7
-.1
-.2
.2
.1

.1
.1
.2
.0
-.1

.1
.2
.4
-.2
.4

.7
-.4
-.7
.1
-.1

Apparel and upkeep .......................
Apparel commodities ....................
Men's and boys' apparel ..............
Women's and girls' apparel............
Infants' and toddlers' apparel .......
Footwear .............................
Other apparel commodities ............
Apparel services 2/ ....................

5.897
5.333
1.389
2.421
.203
.781
.539
.564

130.4
127.3
124.2
127.0
125.6
125.9
142.5
153.8

132.4
129.5
124.1
131.1
125.5
125.9
146.4
154.0

-.7
-1.1
-1.9
-1.5
-1.2
.6
.8
2.5

1.5
1.7
-.1
3.2
-.1
.0
2.7
.1

-.1
-.2
-.9
.0
.2
.3
-.3
.1

-.1
-.1
-.6
.3
.9
1.0
-2.1
.0

-.3
-.4
-1.2
-.2
-.4
-.8
1.7
.1

Transportation ...........................
Private transportation .................
New vehicles .........................
New cars ...........................
Used cars ............................
Motor fuel ...........................
Gasoline ...........................
Maintenance and repairs ..............
Other private transportation .........

16.954
15.295
5.025
4.031
1.245
3.010
1.533
4.483

131.6
128.2
136.1
134.7
136.8
92.6
92.1
148.1
159.5

131.9
128.5
136.5
135.0
134.1
93.6
93.0
148.6
159.7

2.1
1.6
3.4
3.1
6.4
-4.5
-4.9
3.0
1.8

.2
.2
.3
.2
-2.0
1.1
1.0
.3
.1

-.2
-.2
.1
.1
.0
-1.3
-1.2
.3
.0

-.2
-.1
.1
.1
-.9
-.5
-.4
.3
.2

.5
.5
.4
.5
-1.1
2.1
1.8
.1
.1

Other private transportation
commodities ....................
Other private transportation
services .......................
Public transportation ..................

.629

103.5

103.4

-1.1

-.1

.3

.0

.2

3.854
1.659

172.4
175.3

172.8
175.9

2.4
7.2

.2
.3

.0
.6

.2
-1.8

.1
.4

Medical care .............................
Medical care commodities ...............
Medical care services ..................
Professional medical services ........

7.108
1.287
5.821
3.353

206.4
197.8
208.4
188.3

207.7
198.7
209.8
189.4

4.9
2.8
5.4
4.2

.6
.5
.7
.6

.3
.2
.4
.4

.3
.4
.3
.2

.3
-.1
.3
.4

Entertainment ............................
Entertainment commodities ..............
Entertainment services .................

4.351
1.986
2.365

148.5
134.7
165.0

149.1
134.5
166.4

3.2
1.2
4.9

.4
-.1
.8

.3
.3
.2

.3
-.1
.7

.4
-.1
.8

Other goods and services .................
Tobacco and smoking products ...........
Personal care 2/ .......................
Toilet goods and personal care
appliances 2/ ....................
Personal care services 2/ ............
Personal and educational expenses ......
School books and supplies ............
Personal and educational services ....

6.897
1.601
1.184

195.1
217.6
143.3

195.2
217.4
143.0

1.9
-7.7
2.4

.1
-.1
-.2

.4
-.2
.1

.1
-.5
.1

.3
.0
-.2

.628
.556
4.112
.249
3.863

140.5
146.3
218.3
203.4
219.7

140.0
146.2
218.8
204.0
220.1

2.2
2.8
6.2
4.3
6.3

-.4
-.1
.2
.3
.2

-.1
.3
.6
.5
.6

.3
.1
.3
.8
.3

-.4
-.1
.5
.2
.5

100.000
43.547
17.398
26.149
15.579
5.333

146.2
132.0
144.3
124.5
125.4
127.3

146.7
132.2
143.6
125.1
126.5
129.5

2.5
1.0
2.1
.2
-1.4
-1.1

.3
.2
-.5
.5
.9
1.7

.2
.1
.5
-.2
-.2
-.2

.0
-.1
-.1
.0
-.1
-.1

.3
.0
-.3
.2
.6
-.4

10.245
10.570
56.453
27.337

127.3
123.4
160.7
164.5

127.8
123.3
161.5
165.6

-1.7
2.8
3.7
3.1

.4
-.1
.5
.7

-1.0
.2
.3
.2

-.3
.0
.1
.6

.4
.0
.4
.7

8.900
7.046
5.821
7.349

134.9
167.1
208.4
182.3

135.3
167.5
209.8
182.9

3.1
3.6
5.4
5.2

.3
.2
.7
.3

.1
.2
.4
.4

-.4
-.2
.3
.4

.4
.2
.3
.5

Commodity and service group
All items ..................................
Commodities ..............................
Food and beverages .....................
Commodities less food and beverages ....
Nondurables less food and beverages ..
Apparel commodities ................
Nondurables less food, beverages,
and apparel 2/ .................
Durables .............................
Services .................................
Rent of shelter 2/ 1/ ..................
_ _
Household services less rent of
shelter 1/ .........................
Transportation services ................
Medical care services ..................
Other services .........................

Special indexes
All items less food ........................
All items less shelter .....................
All items less homeowners' costs 1/ ........
All items less medical care ................
Commodities less food ......................
Nondurables less food ......................
Nondurables less food and apparel 2/ .......
Nondurables 2/ .............................
Services less rent of shelter 1/ ...........
Services less medical care services ........
Energy .....................................
All items less energy ......................
All items less food and energy ...........
Commodities less food and
energy commodities .................
Energy commodities ...................
Services less energy services ..........
Purchasing power of the consumer dollar:
1982-84=$1.00 2/ .........................
1967=$1.00 2/ ............................

1/
2/
NOTE:

84.201
72.052
80.232
92.892
27.749
17.178
11.845
32.977
29.116
50.632
6.993
93.007
77.208

146.6
142.9
147.5
142.8
125.6
126.9
128.8
135.0
168.2
156.2
101.3
152.2
154.3

147.3
143.2
148.0
143.2
126.2
127.9
129.3
135.2
168.9
157.0
102.0
152.6
155.0

2.5
2.3
2.3
2.3
.3
-1.2
-1.2
.4
4.3
3.5
-.2
2.6
2.8

.5
.2
.3
.3
.5
.8
.4
.1
.4
.5
.7
.3
.5

.1
.1
.2
.2
-.1
-.2
-.8
-.5
.3
.3
-.7
.3
.2

.1
.0
-.1
.0
-.1
-.1
-.2
-.1
.1
.0
-.8
.1
.1

.3
.1
.2
.3
.2
.5
.4
.1
.5
.6
1.6
.1
.3

24.369
3.380
52.839

135.4
92.4
165.1

135.8
93.8
166.0

.8
-3.9
3.7

.3
1.5
.5

.1
-1.4
.3

.0
-.5
.2

-.1
2.4
.4

-

$.684
.228

$.682
.228

-2.4
-

-.3
-

.0

-.3
-

-.3
-

-

Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
Not seasonally adjusted.
Data not available.
Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
commodity and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted indexes
Nov.
1993
Expenditure category

Dec.
1993

Jan.
1994

Feb.
1994

May
1993

Seasonally adjusted annual rate
percent change for
3 months ended6 months endedAug.
Nov.
Feb.
Aug.
Feb.
1993
1993
1994
1993
1994

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

-

-

-

-

3.1

2.0

2.8

1.9

2.5

2.4

Food and beverages .........................
Food .....................................
Food at home ...........................
Cereals and bakery products ..........
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .......
Dairy products .......................
Fruits and vegetables ................
Other food at home ...................
Sugar and sweets ...................
Fats and oils ......................
Nonalcoholic beverages .............
Other prepared food ................
Food away from home ....................
Alcoholic beverages ......................

143.1
142.6
141.9
158.5
137.2
129.1
163.5
131.6
134.1
130.3
116.0
145.2
144.2
150.4

143.8
143.3
142.9
159.4
137.1
129.4
168.7
131.8
134.1
130.5
116.2
145.4
144.4
151.1

143.7
143.1
142.5
160.1
137.2
130.5
164.4
131.8
134.9
130.6
115.7
145.6
144.6
151.4

143.3
142.7
141.9
161.1
137.5
131.5
158.8
131.7
135.4
130.6
114.5
146.2
144.7
151.3

4.1
4.4
5.9
3.7
7.7
2.8
12.9
1.9
.0
-1.8
3.2
2.8
1.7
.0

.3
.3
-.6
2.1
-.3
3.1
-8.4
1.5
.6
2.5
.3
2.0
1.7
.8

3.7
4.0
4.9
3.9
4.5
-3.6
15.5
3.1
2.1
.9
5.0
3.1
2.0
2.4

.6
.3
.0
6.7
.9
7.6
-11.0
.3
3.9
.9
-5.1
2.8
1.4
2.4

2.1
2.3
2.6
2.9
3.6
3.0
1.7
1.7
.3
.3
1.8
2.4
1.7
.4

2.1
2.1
2.4
5.3
2.7
1.9
1.4
1.7
3.0
.9
-.2
2.9
1.7
2.4

Housing ....................................
Shelter ..................................
Renters' costs 1/ ......................
Rent, residential ....................
Other renters' costs .................
Homeowners' costs 1/ ...................
Owners' equivalent rent 1/ ...........
Household insurance 2/ 1/ ............
_ _
Maintenance and repairs 2/ .............
Maintenance and repair services ......
Maintenance and repair commodities 2/
Fuel and other utilities .................
Fuels ..................................
Fuel oil and other household fuel
commodities ......................
Gas (piped) and electricity (energy
services).........................
Other utilities and public services 2/ .
Household furnishings and operation ......
Housefurnishings .......................
Housekeeping supplies ..................
Housekeeping services ..................

142.5
157.1
165.8
151.4
193.6
161.9
162.2
149.2

142.8
157.5
166.3
151.8
194.1
162.4
162.7
149.0

142.9
157.8
166.3
152.2
192.9
162.8
163.1
149.2

143.5
158.6
167.0
152.9
193.5
163.6
164.0
149.4

3.8
3.2
3.7
2.2
8.2
2.8
2.8
2.2

2.3
2.3
1.2
2.4
-1.9
2.8
2.8
7.1

2.6
2.9
3.2
1.3
8.3
2.8
2.8
3.3

2.8
3.9
2.9
4.0
-.2
4.3
4.5
.5

3.0
2.7
2.5
2.3
3.0
2.8
2.8
4.6

2.7
3.4
3.1
2.7
3.9
3.5
3.6
1.9

127.9
130.2
124.9
122.4
111.2

127.6
130.8
123.5
122.3
111.0

128.9
131.3
125.9
121.8
110.0

129.4
131.2
127.1
122.9
111.2

3.4
.6
8.7
6.9
10.4

.0
3.3
-5.3
4.0
3.3

-10.8
-17.2
.0
.7
-.4

4.8
3.1
7.2
1.6
.0

1.7
1.9
1.5
5.5
6.8

-3.3
-7.6
3.6
1.1
-.2

88.8

87.3

86.3

91.5

4.0

-4.3

-6.5

12.7

-.2

2.7

119.0
148.6
120.3
110.5
131.7
137.3

118.9
148.8
120.4
110.7
131.7
137.2

117.9
148.9
120.7
111.1
131.5
137.7

118.6
150.0
120.2
110.3
131.6
137.6

10.9
2.8
1.7
1.5
1.9
2.4

4.5
4.2
1.0
1.8
-4.8
3.9

.3
2.2
3.7
3.3
7.3
2.1

-1.3
3.8
-.3
-.7
-.3
.9

7.6
3.5
1.4
1.7
-1.5
3.1

-.5
3.0
1.7
1.3
3.4
1.5

Apparel and upkeep .........................
Apparel commodities ......................
Men's and boys' apparel ................
Women's and girls' apparel .............

134.1
131.2
128.6
132.3

133.9
131.0
127.5
132.3

133.8
130.9
126.7
132.7

133.4
130.4
125.2
132.4

-2.1
-2.4
-1.2
-5.3

.9
.3
1.6
1.8

.6
.3
2.8
-2.7

-2.1
-2.4
-10.2
.3

-.6
-1.1
.2
-1.8

-.7
-1.1
-3.9
-1.2

Infants' and toddlers' apparel .........
Footwear ...............................
Other apparel commodities ..............
Apparel services 2/.......................

126.4
126.3
146.4
153.6

126.7
126.7
146.0
153.8

127.8
128.0
143.0
153.8

127.3
127.0
145.4
154.0

-6.7
1.0
4.2
1.9

8.1
-4.4
-3.3
2.9

-8.1
3.9
5.4
4.3

2.9
2.2
-2.7
1.0

.5
-1.7
.4
2.4

-2.8
3.1
1.2
2.6

Transportation .............................
Private transportation ...................
New vehicles ...........................
New cars .............................
Used cars ..............................
Motor fuel .............................
Gasoline .............................
Maintenance and repairs ................
Other private transportation ...........
Other private transportation
commodities ......................
Other private transportation
services .........................
Public transportation ....................

131.9
128.7
134.5
133.1
138.7
96.6
96.2
147.4
158.1

131.7
128.5
134.6
133.2
138.7
95.3
95.0
147.9
158.1

131.4
128.4
134.8
133.3
137.5
94.8
94.6
148.4
158.4

132.0
129.0
135.3
133.9
136.0
96.8
96.3
148.6
158.6

1.9
1.3
4.4
3.7
14.5
-9.1
-9.9
3.1
2.1

1.5
.0
4.3
3.7
12.7
-13.8
-14.2
2.8
1.3

4.0
3.8
2.7
2.8
7.5
5.6
5.1
2.8
3.1

.3
.9
2.4
2.4
-7.6
.8
.4
3.3
1.3

1.7
.6
4.3
3.7
13.6
-11.5
-12.1
2.9
1.7

2.2
2.4
2.6
2.6
-.3
3.2
2.8
3.0
2.2

102.6

102.9

102.9

103.1

-2.3

-3.1

-.8

2.0

-2.7

.6

171.1
173.7

171.1
174.8

171.4
171.7

171.6
172.4

2.7
10.1

1.9
16.2

3.8
6.2

1.2
-3.0

2.3
13.1

2.5
1.5

Medical care ...............................
Medical care commodities .................
Medical care services ....................
Professional medical services ..........

205.4
197.3
207.0
187.5

206.1
197.6
207.8
188.2

206.7
198.4
208.4
188.5

207.3
198.3
209.1
189.2

6.4
2.1
7.5
6.3

4.7
4.6
4.8
3.1

4.8
2.5
5.2
3.9

3.8
2.0
4.1
3.7

5.5
3.3
6.1
4.7

4.3
2.3
4.7
3.8

Entertainment 2/ ...........................
Entertainment commodities ................
Entertainment services ...................

147.7
134.4
163.7

148.1
134.8
164.1

148.6
134.7
165.2

149.2
134.5
166.5

1.4
.3
2.0

2.5
1.2
3.6

4.7
3.0
6.6

4.1
.3
7.0

1.9
.8
2.8

4.4
1.7
6.8

Other goods and services ...................
Tobacco and smoking products .............
Personal care 2/ .........................
Toilet goods and personal care
appliances 2/ ......................
Personal care services 2/ ..............
Personal and educational expenses ........
School books and supplies ..............
Personal and educational services ......

194.0
216.9
142.9

194.7
216.5
143.1

194.9
215.5
143.3

195.4
215.6
143.0

6.4
6.3
4.1

.0
-15.7
2.9

-1.2
-17.4
2.6

2.9
-2.4
.3

3.2
-5.3
3.5

.8
-10.2
1.4

140.2
145.7
215.7
199.7
216.8

140.1
146.1
217.0
200.7
218.1

140.5
146.3
217.7
202.4
218.8

140.0
146.2
218.7
202.8
219.9

5.1
3.4
7.0
5.5
7.1

3.2
2.5
6.9
8.6
6.6

1.1
3.9
5.2
-2.8
5.7

-.6
1.4
5.7
6.4
5.8

4.1
3.0
6.9
7.0
6.9

.3
2.7
5.4
1.7
5.8

132.3
143.1
125.6

132.4
143.8
125.4

132.3
143.7
125.4

132.3
143.3
125.6

3.1
1.8
4.1
.6

2.0
-.6
.3
-1.0

2.8
2.5
3.7
1.3

1.9
.0
.6
.0

2.5
.6
2.1
-.2

2.4
1.2
2.1
.6

Commodity and service group
All items ....................................
Commodities ................................
Food and beverages .......................
Commodities less food and beverages ......

Nondurables less food and beverages ....
Apparel commodities ..................
Nondurables less food, beverages,
and apparel 2/ ...................
Durables ...............................
Services ...................................
Rent of shelter 2/ 1/ ....................
_ _
Household services less rent
of shelter 1/ ........................
Transportation services ..................
Medical care services ....................
Other services ...........................

127.2
131.2

126.9
131.0

126.8
130.9

127.5
130.4

-.6
-2.4

-4.0
.3

-1.9
.3

.9
-2.4

-2.3
-1.1

-.5
-1.1

129.0
122.8
160.0
163.1

127.7
123.0
160.5
163.5

127.3
123.0
160.6
164.5

127.8
123.0
161.3
165.6

3.4
3.0
4.4
1.5

-6.0
3.7
3.6
4.8

-.3
3.3
3.3
.0

-3.7
.7
3.3
6.3

-1.4
3.4
4.0
3.1

-2.0
2.0
3.3
3.1

135.7
165.8
207.0
181.0

135.9
166.1
207.8
181.8

135.3
165.7
208.4
182.5

135.9
166.0
209.1
183.4

5.9
4.3
7.5
4.7

4.6
5.3
4.8
5.1

1.5
4.2
5.2
5.7

.6
.5
4.1
5.4

5.2
4.8
6.1
4.9

1.0
2.3
4.7
5.6

146.5
142.8
147.4
142.4
126.7
128.6
130.2
135.8
167.5
155.5
103.6
151.8
154.1

146.7
143.0
147.7
142.7
126.6
128.3
129.1
135.1
168.0
156.0
102.9
152.2
154.4

146.8
143.0
147.6
142.7
126.5
128.2
128.8
135.0
168.1
156.0
102.1
152.3
154.6

147.3
143.2
147.9
143.1
126.7
128.8
129.3
135.2
168.9
157.0
103.7
152.5
155.0

3.1
3.2
3.4
2.9
.6
-.6
3.4
3.6
5.3
3.7
1.2
3.5
3.2

1.9
1.7
1.7
1.7
-.9
-3.0
-5.1
-4.1
4.7
3.4
-4.5
2.4
2.7

2.8
2.9
2.8
2.6
1.3
-1.5
-.3
3.9
3.9
3.1
2.4
3.0
2.9

2.2
1.1
1.4
2.0
.0
.6
-2.7
-1.8
3.4
3.9
.4
1.9
2.4

2.5
2.4
2.5
2.3
-.2
-1.8
-.9
-.3
5.0
3.6
-1.7
3.0
2.9

2.5
2.0
2.1
2.3
.6
-.5
-1.5
1.0
3.6
3.5
1.4
2.4
2.6

135.9
95.8
164.2

136.0
94.5
164.7

136.0
94.0
165.0

135.8
96.3
165.7

2.1
-7.7
4.1

.9
-12.8
3.5

.9
3.8
3.5

-.3
2.1
3.7

1.5
-10.3
3.8

.3
3.0
3.6

Special indexes
All items less food ..........................
All items less shelter .......................
All items less homeowners' costs 1/ ..........
All items less medical care ..................
Commodities less food ........................
Nondurables less food ........................
Nondurables less food and apparel 2/ .........
Nondurables 2/ ...............................
Services less rent of shelter 1/ .............
Services less medical care services ..........
Energy .......................................
All items less energy ........................
All items less food and energy .............
Commodities less food and energy
commodities ..........................
Energy commodities .....................
Services less energy services ............

1/
2/
NOTE:

Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
Not seasonally adjusted.
Data not available.
Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 4. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
commodity and service group

(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Relative
Unadjusted indexes
importance,
December
Jan.
Feb.
1993
1994
1994

Unadjusted
percent change to
Feb. 1994 fromFeb. 1993 Jan. 1994

Seasonally adjusted
percent change fromNov. to
Dec. to
Jan. to
Dec.
Jan.
Feb.

Expenditure category
All items ..................................
All items (1967=100) .......................

100.000
-

143.6
427.7

144.0
428.8

2.3
-

0.3
-

0.1
-

0.1
-

0.2
-

Food and beverages .......................
Food ...................................
Food at home .........................
Cereals and bakery products ........
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .....
Dairy products .....................
Fruits and vegetables ..............
Other food at home .................
Sugar and sweets .................
Fats and oils ....................
Nonalcoholic beverages ...........
Other prepared food ..............
Food away from home ..................
Alcoholic beverages ....................

19.344
17.622
11.187
1.660
3.513
1.321
2.019
2.674
.374
.283
.833
1.184
6.435
1.722

143.8
143.3
143.2
159.9
137.7
131.4
168.8
132.2
134.9
131.3
116.6
145.6
144.3
150.5

143.2
142.5
142.0
160.9
137.2
131.6
161.0
132.4
135.6
131.5
116.3
146.1
144.4
150.6

2.1
2.2
2.5
4.1
3.1
2.5
1.8
1.6
1.9
.7
.6
2.5
1.6
1.2

-.4
-.6
-.8
.6
-.4
.2
-4.6
.2
.5
.2
-.3
.3
.1
.1

.4
.3
.5
.5
-.1
.2
2.4
.0
-.1
.2
-.2
.1
.1
.5

.1
.1
-.1
.4
.2
.9
-2.0
.0
.7
.1
-.4
.1
.3
.1

-.3
-.4
-.5
.6
.1
.6
-3.5
-.2
.4
.1
-1.2
.4
-.1
-.3

Housing ..................................
Shelter ................................
Renters' costs 1/ ....................
Rent, residential ..................
Other renters' costs ...............
Homeowners' costs 1/ .................
Owners' equivalent rent 1/ .........
Household insurance 2/ 1/ ..........
_ _
Maintenance and repairs 2/ ...........
Maintenance and repair services 2/ .
Maintenance and repair
commodities 2/ .................
Fuel and other utilities ...............
Fuels ................................
Fuel oil and other household fuel
commodities ....................

39.004
25.682
8.095
6.628
1.467
17.399
17.074
.324

140.2
153.9
146.4
151.9
192.0
148.6
148.8
136.5

140.9
154.8
147.8
152.5
198.4
149.2
149.5
136.7

2.8
3.1
2.7
2.6
3.7
3.3
3.2
3.3

.5
.6
1.0
.4
3.3
.4
.5
.1

.2
.3
.3
.3
.4
.3
.3
-.1

.1
.2
.1
.3
-.8
.2
.3
.1

.5
.6
.4
.5
.3
.7
.6
.1

.188
.102

129.6
134.9

129.4
134.8

-1.4
-3.0

-.2
-.1

-.7
.4

1.5
.7

-.2
-.1

.085
7.523
4.093

121.8
121.5
110.1

121.7
122.1
110.5

.7
3.3
3.4

-.1
.5
.4

-2.0
-.1
-.2

2.4
-.4
-.9

-.1
.9
1.0

.339

88.9

93.6

1.4

5.3

-1.7

-1.5

6.5

Gas (piped) and electricity (energy
services).......................
Other utilities and public
services 2/ ......................
Household furnishings and operation ....
Housefurnishings .....................
Housekeeping supplies ................
Housekeeping services ................

3.754

117.5

117.4

3.6

-.1

-.1

-.8

.5

3.429
5.800
3.525
1.141
1.134

149.6
119.2
109.4
131.7
139.4

150.7
119.0
109.1
131.7
139.7

3.3
1.2
1.1
.3
2.6

.7
-.2
-.3
.0
.2

.2
.2
.3
.0
.0

.0
.2
.1
.0
.4

.7
-.5
-.7
-.2
-.1

Apparel and upkeep .......................
Apparel commodities ....................
Men's and boys' apparel ..............
Women's and girls' apparel............
Infants' and toddlers' apparel .......
Footwear .............................
Other apparel commodities ............
Apparel services 2/ ....................

5.909
5.379
1.393
2.356
.261
.866
.502
.530

129.4
126.5
124.1
125.1
126.1
126.9
142.9
153.4

131.4
128.6
124.0
129.5
126.6
127.0
145.0
153.5

-.5
-.7
-1.7
-.8
-2.3
1.0
.5
2.5

1.5
1.7
-.1
3.5
.4
.1
1.5
.1

-.3
-.3
-.6
-.5
.2
.1
.3
.1

.3
.3
-.4
.7
.5
1.3
-1.5
.0

-.2
-.2
-1.2
.0
.1
-.3
.9
.1

Transportation ...........................
Private transportation .................
New vehicles .........................
New cars ...........................
Used cars ............................
Motor fuel ...........................
Gasoline ...........................
Maintenance and repairs ..............
Other private transportation .........
Other private transportation
commodities ....................
Other private transportation
services .......................
Public transportation ..................

18.863
17.613
4.948
3.606
2.256
3.705
1.615
5.089

130.2
127.9
136.6
134.4
137.6
92.5
92.0
148.8
155.3

130.4
128.1
137.1
134.7
134.8
93.5
93.0
149.3
155.5

1.9
1.6
3.5
3.2
6.5
-4.3
-4.7
3.0
1.6

.2
.2
.4
.2
-2.0
1.1
1.1
.3
.1

-.2
-.2
.1
.0
-.1
-1.2
-1.4
.4
.1

-.2
-.2
.1
.1
-.9
-.6
-.2
.3
.1

.5
.5
.4
.5
-.8
2.3
2.0
.1
.1

.795

102.9

102.8

-1.0

-.1

.1

.1

.2

4.295
1.251

168.2
170.3

168.4
170.9

2.1
6.3

.1
.4

.1
.6

.1
-1.3

.1
-.2

Medical care .............................
Medical care commodities ...............
Medical care services ..................
Professional medical services ........

6.044
1.061
4.983
2.865

205.8
195.9
208.0
189.0

207.0
196.8
209.3
190.1

4.8
2.8
5.2
4.3

.6
.5
.6
.6

.4
.3
.4
.4

.3
.3
.3
.2

.2
.3
.2
.4

Entertainment ............................
Entertainment commodities ..............
Entertainment services .................

4.028
2.077
1.951

146.7
134.2
164.8

147.1
134.0
166.0

3.0
1.3
4.8

.3
-.1
.7

.3
.3
.3

.3
.0
.6

.3
-.1
.7

Other goods and services .................
Tobacco and smoking products ...........
Personal care 2/ .......................

6.807
2.121
1.146

193.1
217.5
143.5

193.2
217.2
143.1

.8
-7.8
2.4

.1
-.1
-.3

.3
-.2
.1

.1
-.5
.2

.2
.0
-.3

Toilet goods and personal care
appliances 2/ ....................
Personal care services 2/ ............
Personal and educational expenses ......
School books and supplies ............
Personal and educational services ....

.650
.496
3.540
.219
3.321

141.0
146.4
214.1
205.1
215.2

140.5
146.3
214.7
205.8
215.7

2.0
2.9
6.2
4.5
6.3

-.4
-.1
.3
.3
.2

.0
.4
.6
.5
.6

.2
.1
.4
.6
.3

-.4
-.1
.4
.3
.5

100.000
47.644
19.344
28.300
16.590
5.379

143.6
131.6
143.8
124.1
124.7
126.5

144.0
131.7
143.2
124.6
125.7
128.6

2.3
1.0
2.1
.2
-1.8
-.7

.3
.1
-.4
.4
.8
1.7

.1
.0
.4
-.2
-.3
-.3

.1
.0
.1
-.1
.0
.3

.2
.0
-.3
.2
.7
-.2

11.211
11.710
52.356
25.143

126.7
122.2
158.2
148.1

127.2
121.9
159.0
148.9

-2.3
3.0
3.6
3.0

.4
-.2
.5
.5

-1.2
.2
.3
.3

-.4
.0
.1
.5

.4
.1
.4
.5

8.771
7.160
4.983
6.299

124.2
163.6
208.0
179.2

124.5
164.0
209.3
179.9

3.2
3.0
5.2
5.3

.2
.2
.6
.4

.2
.2
.4
.4

-.2
-.1
.3
.4

.6
.1
.2
.5

82.378
74.318
82.601
93.956
30.022
18.312
12.933
35.934
27.213
47.373
7.798
92.202
74.580

143.5
141.0
135.1
140.6
125.1
126.2
128.2
134.6
149.8
153.9
100.5
149.6
151.2

144.1
141.2
135.4
140.9
125.6
127.2
128.7
134.7
150.4
154.6
101.2
149.9
151.8

2.3
2.0
2.1
2.1
.2
-1.5
-1.8
.3
4.0
3.4
-.5
2.5
2.6

.4
.1
.2
.2
.4
.8
.4
.1
.4
.5
.7
.2
.4

.1
.1
.1
.1
-.2
-.2
-1.0
-.6
.3
.4
-.7
.3
.3

.1
.0
.0
.0
-.1
-.1
-.3
.1
.0
.1
-.8
.1
.1

.3
.1
.1
.3
.2
.6
.4
.1
.5
.5
1.6
.1
.3

25.978
4.044

134.4
92.4

134.7
93.8

.9
-3.8

.2
1.5

.0
-1.3

.0
-.6

-.1
2.7

Commodity and service group
All items ..................................
Commodities ..............................
Food and beverages .....................
Commodities less food and beverages ....
Nondurables less food and beverages ..
Apparel commodities ................
Nondurables less food, beverages,
and apparel 2/ .................
Durables .............................
Services .................................
Rent of shelter 2/ 1/ ..................
_ _
Household services less rent of
shelter 1/ .........................
Transportation services ................
Medical care services ..................
Other services .........................
Special indexes
All items less food ........................
All items less shelter .....................
All items less homeowners' costs 1/ ........
All items less medical care ................
Commodities less food ......................
Nondurables less food ......................
Nondurables less food and apparel 2/ .......
Nondurables 2/ .............................
Services less rent of shelter 1/ ...........
Services less medical care services ........
Energy .....................................
All items less energy ......................
All items less food and energy ...........
Commodities less food and
energy commodities .................
Energy commodities ...................

Services less energy services ..........
Purchasing power of the consumer dollar:
1982-84=$1.00 2/ .........................
1967=$1.00 2/ ............................

1/
2/
NOTE:

48.602

162.7

163.6

3.5

.6

-

$.697
.234

$.695
.233

-2.3
-

-.3
-

-

.3

.2

.4

.1

-.1
-

-.3
-

Indexes on a December 1984=100 base.
Not seasonally adjusted.
Data not available.
Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 5. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
commodity and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted indexes
Nov.
1993

Dec.
1993

Jan.
1994

Feb.
1994

May
1993

Seasonally adjusted annual rate
percent change for
3 months ended6 months endedAug.
Nov.
Feb.
Aug.
Feb.
1993
1993
1994
1993
1994

Expenditure category
All items ....................................

-

-

-

-

3.2

1.4

2.8

1.7

2.3

2.3

Food and beverages .........................
Food .....................................
Food at home ...........................
Cereals and bakery products ..........
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .......
Dairy products .......................
Fruits and vegetables ................
Other food at home ...................
Sugar and sweets ...................
Fats and oils ......................
Nonalcoholic beverages .............
Other prepared food ................
Food away from home ....................
Alcoholic beverages ......................

142.8
142.2
141.5
158.3
137.0
128.8
163.5
131.7
134.0
130.3
116.8
145.0
144.0
150.2

143.3
142.6
142.2
159.1
136.9
129.1
167.5
131.7
133.9
130.5
116.6
145.2
144.1
150.9

143.4
142.7
142.1
159.8
137.2
130.3
164.2
131.7
134.9
130.6
116.1
145.3
144.5
151.1

143.0
142.2
141.4
160.7
137.3
131.1
158.5
131.5
135.5
130.7
114.7
145.9
144.4
150.7

4.1
4.7
5.9
4.2
7.7
3.8
13.2
1.9
-.3
-2.4
3.6
2.8
2.0
-.3

.3
.3
-.3
1.5
.0
3.1
-7.7
1.5
.9
3.1
.3
2.0
1.7
1.4

3.7
4.0
5.0
4.1
3.9
-3.9
16.7
3.7
2.7
.9
6.0
3.1
1.7
2.4

.6
.0
-.3
6.2
.9
7.3
-11.7
-.6
4.6
1.2
-7.0
2.5
1.1
1.3

2.2
2.5
2.8
2.9
3.8
3.5
2.2
1.7
.3
.3
1.9
2.4
1.8
.5

2.1
2.0
2.3
5.2
2.4
1.5
1.5
1.5
3.6
1.1
-.7
2.8
1.4
1.9

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

139.7

140.0

140.1

140.8

3.3

2.6

2.3

3.2

2.9

2.8

Shelter ..................................
Renters' costs 1/ ......................
Rent, residential ....................
Other renters' costs .................
Homeowners' costs 1/ ...................
Owners' equivalent rent 1/ ...........
Household insurance 2/ 1/ ............
_ _
Maintenance and repairs 2/ .............
Maintenance and repair services ......
Maintenance and repair commodities 2/
Fuel and other utilities .................
Fuels ..................................
Fuel oil and other household fuel
commodities ......................
Gas (piped) and electricity (energy
services).........................
Other utilities and public services 2/ .
Household furnishings and operation ......
Housefurnishings .......................
Housekeeping supplies ..................
Housekeeping services ..................

152.9
145.7
151.1
193.6
147.6
147.8
136.5

153.4
146.1
151.5
194.4
148.1
148.3
136.4

153.7
146.2
151.9
192.9
148.4
148.7
136.5

154.6
146.8
152.6
193.5
149.4
149.6
136.7

2.7
3.4
2.4
8.4
2.5
2.5
2.7

2.4
1.4
1.9
-1.9
3.1
2.8
7.1

2.7
3.1
1.9
8.5
2.8
2.8
3.0

4.5
3.1
4.0
-.2
5.0
5.0
.6

2.5
2.4
2.2
3.1
2.8
2.6
4.9

3.6
3.1
2.9
4.0
3.9
3.9
1.8

128.6
133.5
121.4
122.1
110.6

127.7
134.0
119.0
122.0
110.4

129.6
134.9
121.8
121.5
109.4

129.4
134.8
121.7
122.6
110.5

1.2
-1.7
4.7
7.3
10.9

1.5
5.0
-2.3
4.0
3.7

-10.2
-17.6
-.7
.7
-.7

2.5
4.0
1.0
1.6
-.4

1.4
1.6
1.2
5.6
7.2

-4.0
-7.4
.2
1.2
-.5

88.8

87.3

86.0

91.6

3.1

-2.6

-7.3

13.2

.2

2.4

118.4
149.3
118.9
109.2
131.7
139.0

118.3
149.6
119.1
109.5
131.7
139.0

117.3
149.6
119.3
109.6
131.7
139.6

117.9
150.7
118.7
108.8
131.4
139.5

12.1
2.8
1.0
.7
1.2
1.8

4.2
4.4
.3
1.1
-4.8
4.8

.0
2.2
3.8
3.7
5.7
2.0

-1.7
3.8
-.7
-1.5
-.9
1.4

8.1
3.6
.7
.9
-1.8
3.3

-.8
3.0
1.5
1.1
2.3
1.7

Apparel and upkeep .........................
Apparel commodities ......................
Men's and boys' apparel ................
Women's and girls' apparel .............
Infants' and toddlers' apparel .........
Footwear ...............................
Other apparel commodities ..............
Apparel services 2/.......................

132.7
130.1
127.7
130.8
127.4
127.0
145.1
153.2

132.3
129.7
126.9
130.2
127.6
127.1
145.5
153.4

132.7
130.1
126.4
131.1
128.2
128.7
143.3
153.4

132.4
129.8
124.9
131.1
128.3
128.3
144.6
153.5

-2.1
-2.4
-1.6
-4.2
-8.0
-.6
3.1
2.2

.6
.3
1.9
-.3
5.7
-2.8
1.7
2.4

.9
.6
2.2
.3
-8.9
3.5
-1.4
4.8

-.9
-.9
-8.5
.9
2.9
4.2
-1.4
.8

-.8
-1.1
.2
-2.3
-1.4
-1.7
2.4
2.3

.0
-.2
-3.3
.6
-3.2
3.8
-1.4
2.8

Transportation .............................
Private transportation ...................
New vehicles ...........................
New cars .............................
Used cars ..............................
Motor fuel .............................
Gasoline .............................
Maintenance and repairs ................
Other private transportation ...........
Other private transportation
commodities ......................
Other private transportation
services .........................

130.6
128.5
135.1
132.9
139.6
96.4
96.0
148.0
154.0

130.4
128.3
135.2
132.9
139.5
95.2
94.7
148.6
154.1

130.2
128.1
135.4
133.0
138.3
94.6
94.5
149.1
154.3

130.8
128.8
135.9
133.7
137.2
96.8
96.4
149.2
154.5

1.6
1.3
4.3
4.1
13.4
-9.2
-10.3
3.1
1.3

1.2
.0
4.9
4.0
12.6
-13.4
-13.5
3.0
1.3

3.8
3.8
2.7
2.8
8.1
5.1
4.3
2.5
2.4

.6
.9
2.4
2.4
-6.7
1.7
1.7
3.3
1.3

1.4
.6
4.6
4.1
13.0
-11.3
-11.9
3.1
1.3

2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
.4
3.4
3.0
2.9
1.8

102.1

102.2

102.3

102.5

-1.9

-2.7

-.8

1.6

-2.3

.4

166.7

166.8

167.0

167.2

2.2

2.0

2.9

1.2

2.1

2.1

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

168.8

169.8

167.6

167.2

10.6

12.7

6.4

-3.7

11.6

1.2

Medical care ...............................
Medical care commodities .................
Medical care services ....................
Professional medical services ..........

204.6
195.3
206.6
188.0

205.4
195.8
207.4
188.8

206.0
196.3
208.0
189.1

206.5
196.8
208.5
189.9

6.4
1.5
7.7
6.1

4.5
4.4
4.4
3.1

4.4
2.3
5.0
3.9

3.8
3.1
3.7
4.1

5.5
2.9
6.0
4.6

4.1
2.7
4.4
4.0

Entertainment 2/ ...........................
Entertainment commodities ................
Entertainment services ...................

145.9
133.8
163.5

146.3
134.2
164.0

146.7
134.2
165.0

147.2
134.0
166.2

1.1
.3
2.3

2.8
1.5
4.1

4.5
2.7
6.4

3.6
.6
6.8

2.0
.9
3.2

4.1
1.7
6.6

Other goods and services ...................
Tobacco and smoking products .............
Personal care 2/ .........................
Toilet goods and personal care
appliances 2/ ......................
Personal care services 2/ ..............
Personal and educational expenses ........
School books and supplies ..............
Personal and educational services ......

191.9
216.9
143.0

192.4
216.5
143.2

192.5
215.4
143.5

192.9
215.5
143.1

6.2
5.9
4.1

-1.6
-14.8
2.9

-3.3
-17.8
2.3

2.1
-2.6
.3

2.2
-5.0
3.5

-.6
-10.5
1.3

140.7
145.6
211.5
201.5
212.5

140.7
146.2
212.8
202.6
213.8

141.0
146.4
213.6
203.9
214.5

140.5
146.3
214.5
204.6
215.5

5.0
2.8
7.1
5.6
7.3

2.6
3.1
6.6
8.7
6.3

1.1
3.7
5.1
-2.3
5.7

-.6
1.9
5.8
6.3
5.8

3.8
3.0
6.8
7.2
6.8

.3
2.8
5.4
1.9
5.7

131.9
142.8
125.1
126.5
130.1

131.9
143.3
124.9
126.1
129.7

131.9
143.4
124.8
126.1
130.1

131.9
143.0
125.1
127.0
129.8

3.2
2.2
4.1
.6
-.9
-2.4

1.4
-.6
.3
-1.3
-5.5
.3

2.8
2.2
3.7
1.3
-2.2
.6

1.7
.0
.6
.0
1.6
-.9

2.3
.8
2.2
-.3
-3.2
-1.1

2.3
1.1
2.1
.6
-.3
-.2

128.7
121.7
157.5
146.9

127.2
121.9
157.9
147.3

126.7
121.9
158.1
148.1

127.2
122.0
158.8
148.9

4.1
3.8
4.2
1.4

-7.1
3.7
3.4
4.5

-1.2
3.4
3.4
.8

-4.6
1.0
3.3
5.6

-1.7
3.7
3.8
2.9

-2.9
2.2
3.4
3.2

124.7
162.3
206.6
177.9

124.9
162.7
207.4
178.7

124.7
162.5
208.0
179.4

125.4
162.6
208.5
180.3

5.7
3.9
7.7
5.0

4.0
3.8
4.4
4.9

1.3
3.5
5.0
5.6

2.3
.7
3.7
5.5

4.8
3.8
6.0
5.0

1.8
2.1
4.4
5.5

143.3
141.0

143.5
141.1

143.6
141.1

144.1
141.3

3.2
3.2

1.7
1.2

2.3
2.9

2.3
.9

2.4
2.2

2.3
1.9

Commodity and service group
All items ....................................
Commodities ................................
Food and beverages .......................
Commodities less food and beverages ......
Nondurables less food and beverages ....
Apparel commodities ..................
Nondurables less food, beverages,
and apparel 2/ ...................
Durables ...............................
Services ...................................
Rent of shelter 2/ 1/ ....................
_ _
Household services less rent
of shelter 1/ ........................
Transportation services ..................
Medical care services ....................
Other services ...........................
Special indexes
All items less food ..........................
All items less shelter .......................

All items less homeowners' costs 1/ ..........
All items less medical care ..................
Commodities less food ........................
Nondurables less food ........................
Nondurables less food and apparel 2/ .........
Nondurables 2/ ...............................
Services less rent of shelter 1/ .............
Services less medical care services ..........
Energy .......................................
All items less energy ........................
All items less food and energy .............
Commodities less food and energy
commodities ..........................
Energy commodities .....................
Services less energy services ............

1/
2/
NOTE:

135.1
140.4
126.3
127.9
129.9
135.3
149.2
153.1
103.0
149.1
151.0

135.2
140.6
126.1
127.6
128.6
134.5
149.7
153.7
102.3
149.5
151.4

135.2
140.6
126.0
127.5
128.2
134.6
149.7
153.8
101.5
149.6
151.5

135.4
141.0
126.3
128.3
128.7
134.7
150.4
154.6
103.1
149.8
151.9

3.4
2.9
.6
-1.5
3.7
4.2
5.1
3.8
.8
3.6
3.3

1.2
1.4
-.9
-3.6
-6.2
-4.3
4.2
3.2
-4.9
1.9
2.4

2.7
2.6
1.3
-1.9
-.9
3.3
3.6
2.7
2.0
2.7
2.4

.9
1.7
.0
1.3
-3.6
-1.8
3.3
4.0
.4
1.9
2.4

2.3
2.2
-.2
-2.6
-1.4
-.1
4.6
3.5
-2.1
2.8
2.9

1.8
2.2
.6
-.3
-2.3
.7
3.4
3.3
1.2
2.3
2.4

135.0
95.9
162.0

135.0
94.7
162.5

135.0
94.1
162.8

134.8
96.6
163.5

2.1
-8.5
3.6

.9
-12.4
3.3

.9
3.8
3.5

-.6
3.0
3.8

1.5
-10.5
3.4

.1
3.4
3.6

Indexes on a December 1984=100 base.
Not seasonally adjusted.
Data not available.
Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: Selected areas, all items index
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)

Area

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

Pricing
schedule
1/

Indexes
Nov.
1993

Dec.
1993

Jan.
1994

Feb.
1994

Percent change to
Feb. 1994 fromFeb.
Dec.
Jan.
1993
1993
1994

Percent change to
Jan. 1994 fromJan.
Nov.
Dec.
1993
1993
1993

M

145.8

145.8

146.2

146.7

2.5

0.6

0.3

2.5

0.3

0.3

M
M
M
M

152.7
153.3
151.4
151.2

152.7
153.2
151.7
151.1

153.2
153.7
152.5
151.3

154.0
154.6
153.0
151.9

2.4
2.5
2.8
1.9

.9
.9
.9
.5

.5
.6
.3
.4

2.3
2.3
3.0
1.9

.3
.3
.7
.1

.3
.3
.5
.1

Region and area size 2/
Northeast urban.........................
Size A - More than 1,200,000 ........
Size B - 500,000 to 1,200,000 .......
Size C - 50,000 to 500,000 ..........

North Central urban ....................
Size A - More than 1,200,000 ........
Size B - 360,000 to 1,200,000 .......
Size C - 50,000 to 360,000 ..........
Size D - Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) .........

M
M
M
M

141.4
142.5
140.1
142.6

141.2
142.2
140.1
142.4

141.5
142.5
141.1
142.4

142.1
143.2
141.3
143.0

2.5
2.6
2.9
2.1

.6
.7
.9
.4

.4
.5
.1
.4

2.5
2.4
2.8
2.2

.1
.0
.7
-.1

.2
.2
.7
.0

M

137.1

136.8

136.7

137.2

2.7

.3

.4

2.8

-.3

-.1

South urban
Size A Size B Size C Size D -

............................
More than 1,200,000 ........
450,000 to 1,200,000 .......
50,000 to 450,000 ..........
Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) .........

M
M
M
M

142.3
142.6
143.9
141.1

142.2
142.7
143.8
140.9

142.5
142.9
144.4
141.0

142.9
143.4
144.6
141.6

2.7
2.6
3.1
2.5

.5
.5
.6
.5

.3
.3
.1
.4

3.0
2.9
3.2
2.3

.1
.2
.3
-.1

.2
.1
.4
.1

M

141.1

140.7

140.8

140.7

2.9

.0

-.1

3.2

-.2

.1

West urban .............................
Size A - More than 1,250,000 ........
Size C - 50,000 to 330,000 ..........

M
M
M

147.5
149.3
147.0

147.8
149.5
146.7

148.1
149.7
147.8

148.3
149.9
148.3

2.1
1.8
3.6

.3
.3
1.1

.1
.1
.3

2.3
2.0
3.6

.4
.3
.5

.2
.1
.7

Size classes
A 3/ .................................
B ....................................
C ....................................
D ....................................

M
M
M
M

132.5
144.9
144.3
141.3

132.5
145.0
144.1
141.3

132.7
145.8
144.3
141.2

133.3
146.1
144.9
141.5

2.3
3.0
2.4
2.8

.6
.8
.6
.1

.5
.2
.4
.2

2.3
3.0
2.4
2.8

.2
.6
.0
-.1

.2
.6
.1
-.1

Chicago-Gary-Lake County, IL-IN-WI......
Los Angeles-Anaheim-Riverside, CA ......
N.Y.-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT
Phil.-Wilmington-Trenton, PA-NJ-DE-MD ..
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA .....

M
M
M
M
M

146.4
151.6
155.4
152.1
147.2

146.1
151.9
155.6
151.3
147.0

146.5
152.2
156.0
152.5
147.5

146.8
152.2
157.4
152.9
147.4

2.2
1.5
2.5
3.0
1.3

.5
.2
1.2
1.1
.3

.2
.0
.9
.3
-.1

2.3
2.0
2.0
3.4
1.7

.1
.4
.4
.3
.2

.3
.2
.3
.8
.3

Baltimore, MD ..........................
Boston-Lawrence-Salem, MA-NH ...........
Cleveland-Akron-Lorain, OH .............
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL ..............
St. Louis-East St. Louis, MO-IL ........
Washington, DC-MD-VA ...................

1
1
1
1
1
1

143.4
154.5
142.1
139.8
138.1
150.9

1.3
1.1
3.6
2.3
2.0
2.1

.3
-.6
.2
.9
.4
.0

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX ..................
Detroit-Ann Arbor, MI ..................
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX .........
Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley, PA ...........

2
2
2
2

Selected local areas

-

138.8
140.2
136.5
141.1

143.8
153.6
142.4
141.0
138.6
150.9
-

139.2
141.7
137.0
142.6

2.8
2.5
4.0
2.4

.3
1.1
.4
1.1

-

-

-

-

1/

2/
3/
NOTE:

Foods, fuels, and several other items priced every month in all areas; most other goods and services 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. See map in technical notes.
Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
Data not available.
Local area CPI 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 6. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers: Selected areas, all items index
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Indexes

Percent change to
Feb. 1994 fromFeb.
Dec.
Jan.
1993
1993
1994

Percent change to
Jan. 1994 fromJan.
Nov.
Dec.
1993
1993
1993

Area

Pricing
schedule
1/

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

M

143.4

143.3

143.6

144.0

2.3

0.5

0.3

2.4

0.1

0.2

Northeast urban.........................
Size A - More than 1,200,000 ........
Size B - 500,000 to 1,200,000 .......
Size C - 50,000 to 500,000 ..........

M
M
M
M

150.4
150.0
149.2
152.8

150.4
149.9
149.4
152.6

150.8
150.2
150.3
152.7

151.4
150.9
150.7
153.2

2.2
2.1
2.5
1.7

.7
.7
.9
.4

.4
.5
.3
.3

2.2
2.0
2.8
1.7

.3
.1
.7
-.1

.3
.2
.6
.1

North Central urban ....................
Size A - More than 1,200,000 ........
Size B - 360,000 to 1,200,000 .......
Size C - 50,000 to 360,000 ..........
Size D - Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) .........

M
M
M
M

138.5
138.8
136.4
140.2

138.2
138.5
136.5
140.0

138.5
138.8
137.4
140.0

139.0
139.4
137.6
140.6

2.4
2.4
2.7
1.9

.6
.6
.8
.4

.4
.4
.1
.4

2.3
2.4
2.5
2.0

.0
.0
.7
-.1

.2
.2
.7
.0

M

136.0

135.6

135.3

135.8

2.3

.1

.4

2.3

-.5

-.2

South urban ............................

M

141.0

140.8

141.0

141.2

2.6

.3

.1

2.8

.0

.1

Nov.
1993

Dec.
1993

Jan.
1994

Feb.
1994

Region and area size 2/

Size
Size
Size
Size

A
B
C
D

-

More than 1,200,000 ........
450,000 to 1,200,000 .......
50,000 to 450,000 ..........
Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) .........

M
M
M

141.0
140.8
141.0

141.0
140.7
140.8

141.0
141.1
140.8

141.3
141.2
141.3

2.4
3.1
2.3

.2
.4
.4

.2
.1
.4

2.8
3.1
2.1

.0
.2
-.1

.0
.3
.0

M

141.4

140.9

141.1

141.0

3.1

.1

-.1

3.3

-.2

.1

West urban .............................
Size A - More than 1,250,000 ........
Size C - 50,000 to 330,000 ..........

M
M
M

144.8
145.0
144.7

145.0
145.2
144.5

145.3
145.3
145.4

145.4
145.4
146.0

1.9
1.6
3.3

.3
.1
1.0

.1
.1
.4

2.2
1.9
3.3

.3
.2
.5

.2
.1
.6

Size classes
A 3/ .................................
B ....................................
C ....................................
D ....................................

M
M
M
M

131.6
142.6
143.6
140.8

131.5
142.6
143.4
140.7

131.7
143.2
143.6
140.6

132.1
143.4
144.1
140.8

2.2
2.8
2.2
2.5

.5
.6
.5
.1

.3
.1
.3
.1

2.3
2.8
2.2
2.6

.1
.4
.0
-.1

.2
.4
.1
-.1

Chicago-Gary-Lake County, IL-IN-WI......
Los Angeles-Anaheim-Riverside, CA ......
N.Y.-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT
Phil.-Wilmington-Trenton, PA-NJ-DE-MD ..
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA .....

M
M
M
M
M

141.8
146.4
152.0
151.9
145.0

141.7
146.7
152.1
151.2
144.7

142.0
146.8
152.4
152.1
145.3

142.3
146.9
153.5
152.2
145.0

2.3
1.3
2.1
2.4
1.0

.4
.1
.9
.7
.2

.2
.1
.7
.1
-.2

2.2
1.7
1.7
3.2
1.6

.1
.3
.3
.1
.2

.2
.1
.2
.6
.4

Baltimore, MD ..........................
Boston-Lawrence-Salem, MA-NH ...........
Cleveland-Akron-Lorain, OH .............
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL ..............
St. Louis-East St. Louis, MO-IL ........
Washington, DC-MD-VA ...................

1
1
1
1
1
1

142.5
153.4
135.1
138.0
137.5
148.5

1.0
.9
3.3
2.1
1.7
1.9

.1
-.6
.0
.5
.1
-.1

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX ..................
Detroit-Ann Arbor, MI ..................
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX .........
Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley, PA ...........

2
2
2
2

Selected local areas

1/

2/
3/

-

138.6
135.7
136.0
135.1

142.7
152.5
135.1
138.7
137.7
148.3
-

138.1
137.0
136.3
136.3

2.4
1.9
3.8
2.3

-

-.4
1.0
.2
.9

-

-

Foods, fuels, and several other items priced every month in all areas; most other goods and services 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. See map in technical notes.
Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.

-

-

NOTE:

Data not available.
Local area CPI 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.