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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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UNTIL 8:30 A.M. (EDT)
Friday, August 12, 1994

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX--JULY 1994
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose
0.3 percent before seasonal adjustment in July to a level of 148.4
(1982-84=100), the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S.
Department of Labor reported today. For the 12-month period ended
in July, the CPI-U increased 2.8 percent.
The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical
Workers (CPI-W) also increased 0.3 percent in July, prior to
seasonal adjustment. The July 1994 CPI-W level of 145.8 was 2.6
percent higher than the index in July 1993.
CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
___________________________________
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U rose 0.3 percent in
July, the same as in June. The food and energy indexes, which had
a moderating effect on the CPI-U during the first half of 1994,
increased 0.5 and 1.8 percent, respectively, in July. Within the
food component, increases in prices for fresh fruits and vegetables
and coffee were partially offset by price declines for meats and
dairy products. A sharp increase in prices for motor fuels--up 3.8
percent after seasonal adjustment--accounted for nearly 90 percent
of the advance in the energy index. The CPI-U excluding food and
energy rose 0.2 percent in July, following increases of 0.3 percent
in each of the preceding 2 months. A downturn in the index for
apparel and upkeep was responsible for the moderation.

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
|
1994
| ended |ended
|___________________________________|
|
| Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July|July 94|Jul94
____________________________________________________________________
All items
| .0
.3
.3
.1
.2
.3
.3 | 3.3 | 2.8
Food and beverages| -.1 -.3
.1
.1
.3
.3
.5 | 4.2 | 2.6
Housing
| .1
.4
.3
.0
.2
.1
.2 | 2.0 | 2.5
Apparel and upkeep| -.1 -.3
.4 -.3
.4
.6 -.4 | 2.4 | 1.2
Transportation
| -.2
.5
.6
.3 -.4
.6 1.0 | 4.9 | 3.3
Medical care
| .3
.3
.2
.6
.4
.4
.4 | 4.9 | 4.6
Entertainment
| .3
.4
.3 -.1
.3 -.1
.3 | 2.2 | 3.4
Other goods & serv| .1
.3
.4
.7
.6
.4
.4 | 5.6 | 2.2
Special indexes: |
Energy
| -.8 1.6
.4 -.4 -1.0
.1 1.8 | 3.9 |
.9
Food
| -.1 -.3
.1
.1
.3
.3
.5 | 4.6 | 2.8
AI - food & energy| .1
.3
.3
.2
.3
.3
.2 | 3.1 | 2.9
____________________________________________________________________
During the first 7 months of 1994, the CPI-U rose at a 2.7
percent seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR). In 1993, the CPI-U
increased 2.7 percent. The food index increased at an annual rate
of 1.6 percent and energy costs at a 3.0 percent rate. The index
for all items less food and energy rose at an annual rate of 2.9
percent during the first 7 months. This follows a 3.2 percent
increase in 1993 and continues the moderating pattern evident in
this component since 1990.
The food and beverage index rose 0.5 percent in July. Grocery
store food prices increased 0.8 percent, their largest advance in
more than a year. A sharp rise in coffee prices and another
substantial one in the index for fresh fruits and vegetables were
largely responsible for the increase. Coffee prices rose 22.4
percent, accounting for over four-fifths of the 2.3 percent
increase in the index for other food at home. The index for fruits
and vegetables registered its third consecutive large monthly

increase--up 2.5 percent in July. The index for fresh fruits and
vegetables rose 3.4 percent and that for processed fruits and
vegetables, 0.7 percent. The index for cereal and bakery products
increased 0.2 percent. Partially offsetting these increases were
declines in the indexes for dairy products and for meats, poultry,
fish, and eggs--down 0.3 and 0.7 percent, respectively. Beef
prices fell 1.2 percent in July and were 2.2 percent lower than a
year earlier. The index for pork fell 1.2 percent, reflecting
smaller than usual price increases in July. Poultry prices rose
0.3 percent. The other two components of the food and beverage
index--restaurant meals and alcoholic beverages--continued to show
little change.
The housing component, which rose 0.1 percent in June,
increased 0.2 percent in July. Shelter costs increased 0.3
percent, following a 0.1 percent rise in June. Within shelter,
homeowners' costs increased 0.4 percent, while renters' costs
declined 0.1 percent and maintenance and repair costs fell 0.2
percent. The decrease in renters' costs reflects a 1.1 percent
decline in the index for lodging while out of town; residential
rents advanced 0.3 percent. The index for fuel and other utilities
turned up in July, following declines in each of the 3 preceding
months. The index for household fuels rose 0.4 percent, as
increases in the indexes for fuel oil and electricity--up 1.1 and
0.6 percent, respectively--more than offset a 0.1 percent decline
in the index for natural gas. The index for other utilities and
public services was unchanged in July. The index for household
furnishings and operation was also unchanged in July.
Transportation costs rose 1.0 percent, primarily reflecting a
sharp increase in the index for motor fuels. The index for
gasoline rose 3.5 percent in July. (Prior to seasonal adjustment,
gasoline prices rose 2.6 percent.) As of July, the gasoline index
was 2.4 percent higher than a year earlier. Automobile purchase
costs continued to advance in July. The index for new vehicles
rose 0.4 percent in July and has advanced at a 4.8 percent
seasonally adjusted annual rate thus far in 1994. Automobile
finance charges, which advanced 1.8 percent in July, have increased
11.7 percent in the past 4 months. The index for used cars rose
0.9 percent. Public transportation costs increased 0.9 percent.
Airline fares rose 1.3 percent in July and have now risen 4.4
percent after registering a record 5.4 percent decline in May.
The index for apparel and upkeep declined 0.4 percent in July,
after advancing 0.4 and 0.6 percent in the 2 preceding months.

Price decreases, reflecting seasonal sales of spring-summer wear,
were slightly larger than usual and, coupled with the slower than
usual introduction of fall-winter wear, resulted in the downturn in
July. (Prior to seasonal adjustment, prices for apparel and upkeep
fell 2.2 percent in July, following declines of 0.6 and 1.3 percent
in May and June, respectively.)
Medical care costs rose 0.4 percent in July, to a level 4.6
percent above a year earlier. The index for medical care
commodities--prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and medical
supplies--rose 0.4 percent in July. The index for medical care
services also rose 0.4 percent in July. Charges for professional
services and hospital and related services increased 0.3 and 0.4
percent, respectively.
Entertainment costs increased 0.3 percent in July, following a
0.1 percent decline in June. Over three-fourths of the July
advance resulted from price increases in the indexes for admissions
to movies, theaters, concerts, and sporting events and for
newspapers--up 1.0 and 0.9 percent, respectively.
The index for other goods and services rose 0.4 percent in
July, the same as in June. Increases in the indexes for
educational expenses and for tobacco and smoking products accounted
for about four-fifths of the July advance in this major group.
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 0.4 percent in July.
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
|
1994
| ended |ended
|___________________________________|
|
| Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July|July 94|Jul94
____________________________________________________________________

All items
| .1
.2
.3
.1
.1
.3
.4 | 3.4 | 2.6
Food and beverages| .1 -.3
.1
.1
.3
.2
.5 | 4.0 | 2.6
Housing
| .1
.5
.3
.0
.1
.1
.1 | 1.7 | 2.4
Apparel and upkeep| .3 -.2
.2 -.4
.5
.5 -.2 | 3.4 | 1.1
Transportation
| -.2
.5
.5
.3 -.2
.6 1.1 | 6.2 | 3.5
Medical care
| .3
.2
.3
.6
.3
.4
.4 | 4.7 | 4.5
Entertainment
| .3
.3
.3 -.1
.4
.1
.2 | 2.7 | 3.3
Other goods & serv| .1
.2
.5
.7
.5
.4
.4 | 5.2 | 1.3
Special indexes: |
Energy
| -.8 1.6
.5 -.5 -1.1
.4 1.9 | 4.7 | 1.0
Food
| .1 -.4
.3
.1
.3
.2
.5 | 4.0 | 2.6
AI - food & energy| .1
.3
.3
.2
.3
.3
.2 | 3.2 | 2.8
____________________________________________________________________

Consumer Price Index data for August will be released on
Tuesday, September 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
June
July
1993
1994
1994

Unadjusted
percent change to
July 1994 fromJuly 1993 June 1994

Seasonally adjusted
percent change fromApr. to
May to
June to
May
June
July

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

100.000
-

148.0
443.3

148.4
444.4

2.8
-

0.3
-

0.2
-

0.3
-

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 ....................

17.398
15.799
9.853
1.454
2.984
1.186
1.909
2.320
.331
.246

144.2
143.5
142.9
163.4
137.2
132.2
161.6
132.9
134.9
133.5

144.8
144.2
144.0
163.9
136.7
131.8
164.4
135.7
135.2
135.1

2.6
2.8
3.5
4.3
1.0
1.2
8.2
3.9
1.5
3.6

.4
.5
.8
.3
-.4
-.3
1.7
2.1
.2
1.2

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

.3
.3
.4
.6
-.1
-.2
1.4
.3
-.2
.5

.5
.5
.8
.2
-.7
-.3
2.5
2.3
.1
.9

Nonalcoholic beverages ...........
Other prepared food ..............
Food away from home ..................
Alcoholic beverages ....................

.712
1.030
5.946
1.600

115.8
147.2
145.5
151.7

122.8
147.6
145.6
151.6

7.3
2.4
1.5
1.3

6.0
.3
.1
-.1

-.1
-.3
.1
.1

.4
.3
.0
.3

6.4
.5
.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

144.9
160.1
169.6
153.4
198.9
164.8
165.1
151.9

145.4
160.8
171.0
153.9
203.2
165.3
165.5
153.2

2.5
2.9
2.5
2.3
3.0
3.1
3.1
3.9

.3
.4
.8
.3
2.2
.3
.2
.9

.2
.3
.4
.1
1.1
.2
.2
.5

.1
.1
.1
-.1
.4
.0
.0
.7

.2
.3
-.1
.3
-1.0
.4
.4
.9

.196
.118

131.5
135.4

131.3
135.4

.0
-.6

-.2
.0

.6
1.3

.4
.3

-.2
.0

.078
7.262
3.983

126.2
124.2
113.9

125.9
124.3
114.1

1.0
.9
-.1

-.2
.1
.2

-.5
-.1
-.4

.4
-.1
-.2

-.2
.2
.4

.369

87.7

87.1

-2.2

-.7

-1.1

.0

.6

3.614

122.1

122.3

.1

.2

-.3

-.1

.3

3.279
6.183
3.601
1.109
1.473

150.4
121.4
111.6
132.4
138.4

150.4
121.5
111.8
132.2
138.6

2.2
2.3
2.6
1.9
2.1

.0
.1
.2
-.2
.1

.3
.4
.5
.1
.5

.0
.3
.5
.4
-.1

.0
.0
-.1
.0
.3

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

133.8
130.8
125.9
131.6
128.4
127.3
149.7
155.5

130.9
127.6
124.9
125.7
129.2
125.0
150.6
155.7

1.2
.9
.0
.6
2.0
.9
4.7
2.6

-2.2
-2.4
-.8
-4.5
.6
-1.8
.6
.1

.4
.5
.6
.5
-1.2
.5
1.5
.1

.6
.6
.2
.8
2.5
.2
.6
.3

-.4
-.5
.5
-1.4
1.8
-.7
.5
.1

Transportation ...........................
Private transportation .................
New vehicles .........................
New cars ...........................
Used cars ............................

16.954
15.295
5.025
4.031
1.245

133.8
131.0
137.4
135.8
140.9

134.6
131.8
137.4
135.8
142.6

3.3
3.5
3.9
3.7
4.8

.6
.6
.0
.0
1.2

-.4
.0
.3
.3
.7

.6
.5
.6
.4
1.2

1.0
1.0
.4
.5
.9

Motor fuel ...........................
Gasoline ...........................
Maintenance and repairs ..............
Other private transportation .........
Other private transportation
commodities ....................
Other private transportation
services .......................
Public transportation ..................

3.010
1.533
4.483

98.2
97.9
149.8
161.3

100.5
100.4
150.0
161.5

2.4
2.4
2.6
3.5

2.3
2.6
.1
.1

-1.5
-1.8
.3
.4

.3
.5
.1
.6

3.8
3.5
.1
.0

.629

103.4

103.3

.4

-.1

.0

.4

-.2

3.854
1.659

174.8
169.9

175.1
171.4

4.1
2.2

.2
.9

.5
-3.6

.6
1.4

.1
.9

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

7.108
1.287
5.821
3.353

210.4
200.5
212.6
192.3

211.5
201.3
213.8
193.0

4.6
2.9
4.9
4.1

.5
.4
.6
.4

.4
.2
.4
.2

.4
.3
.4
.3

.4
.4
.4
.3

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

4.351
1.986
2.365

149.8
136.1
166.3

150.2
136.5
166.7

3.4
2.6
4.1

.3
.3
.2

.3
.7
.1

-.1
-.1
.0

.3
.3
.2

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

197.6
220.6
145.2

198.0
221.3
145.0

2.2
-6.1
2.1

.2
.3
-.1

.6
1.3
.1

.4
-.1
.6

.4
.5
-.1

.628
.556
4.112
.249
3.863

141.8
148.8
220.9
204.6
222.4

141.9
148.3
221.6
205.1
223.0

1.4
3.0
6.0
4.4
6.1

.1
-.3
.3
.2
.3

.2
.1
.4
.5
.4

.1
1.1
.5
.2
.5

.1
-.3
.5
.4
.5

100.000
43.547
17.398
26.149
15.579
5.333

148.0
133.5
144.2
126.9
128.4
130.8

148.4
133.7
144.8
126.8
128.1
127.6

2.8
2.1
2.6
1.8
.9
.9

.3
.1
.4
-.1
-.2
-2.4

.2
.3
.3
.2
.1
.5

.3
.3
.3
.4
.3
.6

.3
.5
.5
.6
.5
-.5

10.245
10.570
56.453
27.337

130.2
124.9
162.8
166.6

131.3
125.1
163.4
167.3

.8
3.3
3.2
2.9

.8
.2
.4
.4

.6
.6
.1
-.1

.7
.5
.2
.4

.8
.3
.3
.4

8.900

137.7

137.9

1.4

.1

.0

.1

.2

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 .........................

7.046
5.821
7.349

167.5
212.6
184.3

168.1
213.8
184.7

3.3
4.9
4.9

.4
.6
.2

-.5
.4
.3

.7
.4
.4

.3
.4
.3

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

148.8
144.6
149.4
144.5
127.9
129.7
131.4
136.5
170.5
158.2
105.7
153.7
156.2

149.1
144.9
149.8
144.8
127.8
129.4
132.4
136.6
171.0
158.7
106.8
154.0
156.4

2.7
2.7
2.7
2.6
1.8
.9
.9
1.8
3.4
3.0
.9
2.9
2.9

.2
.2
.3
.2
-.1
-.2
.8
.1
.3
.3
1.0
.2
.1

.2
.1
.2
.1
.2
.1
.5
.1
.1
.1
-1.0
.3
.3

.3
.3
.3
.3
.4
.3
.6
.0
.3
.3
.1
.3
.3

.3
.4
.3
.3
.5
.5
.8
.1
.2
.1
1.8
.3
.2

24.369
3.380
52.839

137.3
97.2
167.1

136.8
99.2
167.7

1.8
2.0
3.4

-.4
2.1
.4

.4
-1.7
.2

.4
.4
.2

.1
3.4
.2

-

$.676
.226

$.674
.225

-2.6
-

-.3
-

-.1
-

-.3
-

-.3
-

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:

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
Apr.

May

June

July

Oct.

Seasonally adjusted annual rate
percent change for
3 months ended6 months endedJan.
Apr.
July
Jan.
July

1994

1994

1994

1994

1993

1994

1994

1994

1994

1994

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

-

-

-

-

2.8

1.9

3.0

3.3

2.4

3.2

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 ......................

143.6
143.0
142.1
162.4
137.7
132.6
156.1
132.7
135.9
132.8
115.3
147.2
145.1
151.1

144.0
143.5
142.7
162.3
137.8
133.3
159.9
132.4
135.2
133.1
115.2
146.7
145.3
151.2

144.4
143.9
143.3
163.2
137.7
133.1
162.2
132.8
134.9
133.7
115.7
147.2
145.3
151.6

145.1
144.6
144.5
163.6
136.8
132.7
166.3
135.8
135.1
134.9
123.1
147.9
145.5
151.4

4.3
4.6
5.9
3.6
3.0
-6.5
29.3
1.8
2.7
-.9
1.8
2.0
2.0
1.9

2.5
2.3
2.6
4.6
2.1
5.1
1.5
1.5
3.0
1.9
1.4
1.4
1.7
3.5

-.3
-.3
-1.1
5.9
1.5
6.6
-18.7
2.8
3.0
6.9
-1.4
4.5
1.4
-.8

4.2
4.6
6.9
3.0
-2.6
.3
28.8
9.7
-2.3
6.5
29.9
1.9
1.1
.8

3.4
3.4
4.2
4.1
2.5
-.9
14.6
1.7
2.9
.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
2.7

2.0
2.1
2.8
4.4
-.6
3.4
2.3
6.2
.3
6.7
13.2
3.2
1.2
.0

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 ..................

144.0
159.3
167.7
153.3
195.0
164.4
164.7
150.1

144.3
159.7
168.4
153.5
197.2
164.8
165.1
150.8

144.4
159.8
168.5
153.4
197.9
164.8
165.1
151.9

144.7
160.2
168.4
153.9
195.9
165.4
165.7
153.2

2.9
2.6
3.2
2.4
5.4
2.3
2.3
4.1

2.0
3.1
1.7
2.4
.2
3.8
3.8
.8

3.1
3.9
3.4
2.9
4.4
4.0
4.0
2.4

2.0
2.3
1.7
1.6
1.9
2.5
2.5
8.5

2.4
2.8
2.4
2.4
2.8
3.0
3.0
2.5

2.5
3.1
2.5
2.2
3.1
3.2
3.2
5.4

130.2
133.3
126.3
122.9
111.2

131.0
135.0
125.7
122.8
110.8

131.5
135.4
126.2
122.7
110.6

131.3
135.4
125.9
122.9
111.0

-1.5
.6
-5.0
2.3
1.4

-5.7
-14.1
9.4
-2.3
-5.3

4.1
6.2
1.3
3.7
4.4

3.4
6.5
-1.3
.0
-.7

-3.6
-7.1
1.9
.0
-2.0

3.8
6.3
.0
1.8
1.8

89.7

88.7

88.7

89.2

-8.1

-12.8

16.7

-2.2

-10.5

6.8

118.8
150.0
120.4
110.6
131.5
137.6

118.4
150.4
120.9
111.1
131.6
138.3

118.3
150.4
121.3
111.7
132.1
138.2

118.7
150.4
121.3
111.6
132.1
138.6

2.4
3.6
4.8
4.5
7.9
3.6

-4.3
1.4
2.4
4.1
-1.8
2.1

3.1
3.0
-1.0
-1.8
.0
-.3

-.3
1.1
3.0
3.7
1.8
2.9

-1.0
2.5
3.6
4.3
3.0
2.8

1.4
2.0
1.0
.9
.9
1.3

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/.......................

133.6
130.5
125.4
132.5
125.7
126.5
147.1
154.8

134.2
131.2
126.2
133.1
124.2
127.1
149.3
155.0

135.0
132.0
126.4
134.2
127.3
127.3
150.2
155.5

134.4
131.4
127.0
132.3
129.6
126.4
150.9
155.7

.6
.6
1.3
-1.2
-2.8
1.6
7.1
3.2

1.8
1.9
-2.5
5.0
5.2
7.2
-9.5
2.4

-.6
-1.2
-4.0
-.6
-6.4
-4.6
12.0
2.6

2.4
2.8
5.2
-.6
13.0
-.3
10.7
2.3

1.2
1.2
-.6
1.8
1.1
4.4
-1.5
2.8

.9
.8
.5
-.6
2.8
-2.5
11.4
2.5

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 ....................

133.2
130.0
136.5
135.0
137.7
96.8
96.4
149.2
160.4

132.7
130.0
136.9
135.4
138.6
95.3
94.7
149.7
161.0

133.5
130.7
137.7
135.9
140.2
95.6
95.2
149.8
162.0

134.8
132.0
138.3
136.6
141.5
99.2
98.5
150.0
162.0

4.4
4.1
4.3
4.0
9.5
5.9
7.3
2.5
2.8

-1.5
-1.5
1.2
1.2
-1.7
-13.5
-12.8
3.9
2.0

5.6
5.1
5.1
5.2
.6
8.7
7.8
2.2
5.1

4.9
6.3
5.4
4.8
11.5
10.3
9.0
2.2
4.1

1.4
1.3
2.7
2.6
3.7
-4.3
-3.3
3.2
2.4

5.2
5.7
5.3
5.0
5.9
9.5
8.4
2.2
4.6

103.5

103.5

103.9

103.7

-.8

-.8

2.4

.8

-.8

1.6

173.7
175.6

174.5
169.3

175.6
171.6

175.8
173.2

3.4
4.3

2.6
.9

5.5
9.4

4.9
-5.4

3.0
2.6

5.2
1.8

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

209.1
199.3
211.2
191.2

209.9
199.7
212.0
191.5

210.7
200.3
212.9
192.1

211.6
201.1
213.8
192.6

4.8
3.3
5.4
4.2

3.8
2.7
3.9
3.2

4.7
1.8
5.5
5.9

4.9
3.7
5.0
3.0

4.3
3.0
4.7
3.7

4.8
2.7
5.2
4.4

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

149.5
135.3
166.3

150.0
136.2
166.4

149.9
136.1
166.4

150.3
136.5
166.8

3.9
3.3
4.6

4.7
1.5
7.6

2.4
1.8
2.7

2.2
3.6
1.2

4.3
2.4
6.1

2.3
2.7
1.9

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 ......

197.5
217.4
144.2

198.7
220.2
144.4

199.4
219.9
145.2

200.2
221.0
145.0

-5.0
-28.7
1.1

3.6
-1.7
2.6

5.4
3.6
2.5

5.6
6.8
2.2

-.8
-16.3
1.8

5.5
5.2
2.4

141.4
147.1
221.5
204.2
222.7

141.7
147.2
222.4
205.2
223.7

141.8
148.8
223.6
205.6
224.9

141.9
148.3
224.7
206.5
226.0

-.9
3.7
5.0
2.2
5.2

2.3
2.8
6.1
7.0
6.1

2.6
2.2
7.2
3.6
7.3

1.4
3.3
5.9
4.6
6.1

.7
3.2
5.5
4.6
5.6

2.0
2.8
6.5
4.1
6.7

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 ...........................

132.7
143.6
126.1
127.9
130.5

133.1
144.0
126.4
128.0
131.2

133.5
144.4
126.9
128.4
132.0

134.2
145.1
127.6
129.1
131.4

2.8
2.1
4.3
1.3
-2.2
.6

1.9
.6
2.5
-.6
-1.6
1.9

3.0
1.2
-.3
2.3
3.5
-1.2

3.3
4.6
4.2
4.8
3.8
2.8

2.4
1.4
3.4
.3
-1.9
1.2

3.2
2.9
2.0
3.5
3.7
.8

128.5
123.6
162.3
166.1

129.3
124.3
162.5
166.0

130.2
124.9
162.8
166.6

131.3
125.3
163.3
167.3

-2.7
4.7
3.3
1.2

-6.0
1.3
2.8
3.5

3.8
2.0
4.3
3.9

9.0
5.6
2.5
2.9

-4.4
3.0
3.1
2.4

6.4
3.8
3.4
3.4

136.1
168.0
211.2
184.7

136.1
167.2
212.0
185.2

136.2
168.3
212.9
186.0

136.5
168.8
213.8
186.6

3.6
3.5
5.4
4.6

-1.5
2.5
3.9
6.1

2.4
5.7
5.5
4.9

1.2
1.9
5.0
4.2

1.0
3.0
4.7
5.4

1.8
3.8
5.2
4.5

148.0
143.9
148.6
143.7
127.2
129.2
130.0
136.4
169.9
157.7
103.7
153.3
155.8

148.3
144.1
148.9
143.9
127.5
129.3
130.6
136.5
170.0
157.8
102.7
153.7
156.3

148.7
144.6
149.4
144.3
128.0
129.7
131.4
136.5
170.5
158.2
102.8
154.1
156.7

149.2
145.2
149.9
144.8
128.6
130.3
132.4
136.6
170.9
158.4
104.7
154.5
157.0

2.5
2.9
2.8
2.6
1.3
-1.2
-2.1
4.9
3.9
3.4
3.1
3.0
2.4

1.9
1.4
1.4
1.7
-.6
-1.5
-5.1
-2.3
2.9
2.3
-8.9
2.7
2.9

3.3
2.5
2.7
2.8
2.2
3.2
3.8
4.2
4.4
4.4
6.4
2.7
3.1

3.3
3.7
3.5
3.1
4.5
3.4
7.6
.6
2.4
1.8
3.9
3.2
3.1

2.2
2.1
2.1
2.1
.3
-1.4
-3.6
1.2
3.4
2.9
-3.1
2.8
2.6

3.3
3.1
3.1
3.0
3.3
3.3
5.7
2.4
3.4
3.1
5.2
2.9
3.1

136.4
96.2
166.7

137.0
94.6
167.0

137.6
95.0
167.4

137.7
98.2
167.8

.6
4.2
3.2

1.5
-13.2
3.5

1.2
9.7
4.2

3.9
8.6
2.7

1.0
-4.9
3.4

2.5
9.1
3.4

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
June
July
1993
1994
1994

Unadjusted
percent change to
July 1994 fromJuly 1993 June 1994

Seasonally adjusted
percent change fromApr. to
May to
June to
May
June
July

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

100.000
-

145.4
433.2

145.8
434.3

2.6
-

0.3
-

0.1
-

0.3
-

0.4
-

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 ....................

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
143.2
142.4
163.1
137.0
132.1
161.1
132.7
134.7
133.4
116.2
146.9
145.4
151.3

144.4
143.8
143.4
163.6
136.4
131.6
163.8
135.4
135.1
135.1
122.4
147.4
145.5
151.1

2.6
2.6
3.3
4.3
.7
1.2
8.2
3.8
1.6
3.6
6.6
2.4
1.5
1.2

.4
.4
.7
.3
-.4
-.4
1.7
2.0
.3
1.3
5.3
.3
.1
-.1

.3
.3
.4
.1
.1
.6
1.8
-.2
-.5
.2
-.1
-.4
.2
-.1

.2
.2
.3
.5
-.1
-.1
1.4
.2
-.4
.4
.4
.3
.1
.3

.5
.5
.8
.4
-.7
-.5
2.7
2.2
.2
1.0
5.9
.5
.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/ .................

39.004
25.682
8.095
6.628
1.467
17.399
17.074
.324

142.1
155.8
148.4
153.1
199.1
150.3
150.5
139.1

142.5
156.4
149.5
153.6
204.2
150.7
150.9
140.5

2.4
2.9
2.5
2.3
3.3
3.1
3.1
4.2

.3
.4
.7
.3
2.6
.3
.3
1.0

.1
.3
.3
.1
1.0
.3
.2
.6

.1
.1
.2
.1
.8
.0
.0
.7

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

.188
.102

131.5
139.1

131.4
139.1

-.2
-.4

-.1
.0

.7
1.6

.5
.2

-.1
.0

.085

121.4

121.1

-.1

-.2

-.2

.7

-.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 ................

7.523
4.093

124.0
113.5

124.0
113.6

.8
-.2

.0
.1

-.2
-.5

.1
.1

.1
.2

.339

87.6

87.0

-2.4

-.7

-1.2

.1

.5

3.754

121.5

121.7

-.1

.2

-.4

.1

.2

3.429
5.800
3.525
1.141
1.134

151.1
120.0
110.1
132.7
140.3

150.9
120.1
110.3
132.5
140.6

2.1
2.2
2.3
1.7
2.5

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

.2
.4
.5
.2
.5

.1
.3
.5
.4
-.2

-.1
.1
.1
-.1
.6

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

132.4
129.6
125.3
129.5
129.6
128.2
148.3
155.0

129.8
126.7
124.6
124.2
130.8
125.8
148.3
155.1

1.1
.9
.5
.8
1.8
1.0
2.1
2.6

-2.0
-2.2
-.6
-4.1
.9
-1.9
.0
.1

.5
.5
.6
.5
-.9
.2
1.7
.2

.5
.6
.4
1.1
2.7
.3
-1.7
.3

-.2
-.3
1.0
-1.2
1.9
-.9
.0
.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

132.9
131.0
138.2
135.6
141.5
98.2
97.9
150.5
157.3

133.9
132.0
138.3
135.6
143.3
100.5
100.4
150.8
157.5

3.5
3.6
4.2
3.7
4.7
2.4
2.6
2.7
3.6

.8
.8
.1
.0
1.3
2.3
2.6
.2
.1

-.2
.0
.4
.3
.8
-1.9
-1.9
.3
.6

.6
.6
.5
.4
1.1
.7
.7
.0
.6

1.1
1.1
.4
.4
.9
3.7
3.7
.2
.1

.795

102.8

102.6

.2

-.2

.0

.2

-.3

4.295
1.251

170.7
165.9

171.0
167.1

4.1
2.3

.2
.7

.7
-2.6

.6
.6

.2
1.0

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

6.044
1.061
4.983
2.865

209.7
198.7
212.2
193.1

210.8
199.0
213.4
193.9

4.5
2.7
4.9
4.2

.5
.2
.6
.4

.3
.2
.3
.2

.4
.4
.5
.3

.4
.2
.4
.4

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

4.028
2.077
1.951

148.0
135.6
166.2

148.4
136.0
166.5

3.3
2.6
4.1

.3
.3
.2

.4
.7
.1

.1
-.1
.2

.2
.1
.2

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 ....

6.807
2.121
1.146

195.8
220.7
145.3

196.3
221.4
145.1

1.3
-6.0
2.0

.3
.3
-.1

.5
1.1
.1

.4
.0
.4

.4
.5
-.1

.650
.496
3.540
.219
3.321

142.3
149.0
217.2
206.4
218.4

142.5
148.2
217.9
206.9
219.0

1.4
3.0
6.0
4.4
6.1

.1
-.5
.3
.2
.3

.1
.1
.3
.5
.3

-.1
1.2
.6
.3
.6

.1
-.5
.5
.4
.5

100.000
47.644
19.344
28.300
16.590
5.379

145.4
133.2
143.8
126.6
127.9
129.6

145.8
133.4
144.4
126.7
127.8
126.7

2.6
2.1
2.6
1.8
.7
.9

.3
.2
.4
.1
-.1
-2.2

.1
.2
.3
.2
.2
.5

.3
.4
.2
.5
.2
.6

.4
.6
.5
.6
.5
-.3

11.211
11.710
52.356
25.143

130.0
123.8
160.4
149.9

131.2
124.2
160.9
150.5

.6
3.4
3.1
2.9

.9
.3
.3
.4

.8
.5
.2
.0

.8
.6
.2
.3

.9
.4
.2
.4

8.771
7.160
4.983
6.299

126.7
164.8
212.2
181.5

126.8
165.2
213.4
181.8

1.2
3.5
4.9
4.9

.1
.2
.6
.2

.0
.0
.3
.2

.0
.5
.5
.5

.0
.4
.4
.3

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

145.8
142.8
136.9
142.4
127.6
129.2
131.2
136.1
152.1
155.9
105.1
151.1

146.1
143.1
137.3
142.7
127.7
129.1
132.2
136.4
152.5
156.4
106.3
151.4

2.6
2.5
2.5
2.5
1.8
.8
.7
1.7
3.3
3.0
1.0
2.8

.2
.2
.3
.2
.1
-.1
.8
.2
.3
.3
1.1
.2

.2
.2
.1
.2
.2
-.2
.6
.2
.0
.2
-1.1
.3

.3
.4
.4
.3
.4
.5
.7
.0
.5
.2
.4
.3

.3
.5
.4
.4
.6
.5
.8
.2
.2
.1
1.9
.3

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:

74.580

153.2

153.4

2.8

.1

.3

.3

.2

25.978
4.044
48.602

136.3
97.5
164.7

135.9
99.6
165.3

1.6
2.2
3.4

-.3
2.2
.4

.5
-1.8
.2

.4
.6
.2

.1
3.4
.2

-

$.688
.231

$.686
.230

-2.6
-

-.3
-

-.1
-

-.3
-

-.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
Apr.
1994

May
1994

June
1994

July
1994

Oct.
1993

Seasonally adjusted annual rate
percent change for
3 months ended6 months endedJan.
Apr.
July
Jan.
July
1994
1994
1994
1994
1994

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

143.3
142.7
141.8
161.9
137.5
132.4
156.4
132.6
135.8
132.9
115.7
147.0

143.7
143.1
142.3
162.0
137.6
133.2
159.2
132.3
135.1
133.1
115.6
146.4

144.0
143.4
142.7
162.8
137.4
133.1
161.4
132.6
134.5
133.6
116.1
146.9

144.7
144.1
143.8
163.5
136.4
132.5
165.7
135.5
134.8
135.0
122.9
147.7

2.6

1.7

2.8

3.4

2.1

3.1

4.0
4.3
5.9
3.1
3.0
-7.1
31.7
1.9
2.4
-.6
2.1
2.0

2.6
2.3
2.6
4.9
2.4
5.4
.7
1.5
3.9
1.9
1.0
1.1

-.3
.0
-.8
5.4
.9
6.6
-17.7
2.8
2.7
7.2
-1.4
4.8

4.0
4.0
5.8
4.0
-3.2
.3
26.0
9.0
-2.9
6.5
27.3
1.9

3.3
3.3
4.2
4.0
2.7
-1.1
15.2
1.7
3.2
.6
1.6
1.5

1.8
2.0
2.4
4.7
-1.2
3.4
1.8
5.9
-.1
6.9
12.1
3.3

Food away from home ....................
Alcoholic beverages ......................

144.9
150.6

145.2
150.5

145.3
151.0

145.4
150.8

1.7
2.2

2.0
3.5

1.1
-1.3

1.4
.5

1.8
2.8

1.2
-.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 ..................

141.2
155.2
147.4
153.0
195.3
149.9
150.2
137.3

141.4
155.6
147.8
153.2
197.2
150.3
150.5
138.1

141.6
155.7
148.1
153.3
198.7
150.3
150.5
139.1

141.8
155.9
148.0
153.6
196.6
150.7
150.9
140.5

2.9
2.7
2.8
2.1
6.0
2.8
2.8
4.2

1.7
2.9
2.2
2.7
-.2
3.3
3.6
.6

3.2
4.0
3.3
2.9
5.1
4.1
4.1
2.4

1.7
1.8
1.6
1.6
2.7
2.2
1.9
9.7

2.3
2.8
2.5
2.4
2.9
3.0
3.2
2.4

2.4
2.9
2.5
2.3
3.9
3.1
3.0
5.9

130.0
136.6
120.9
122.5
110.5

130.9
138.8
120.6
122.3
110.0

131.5
139.1
121.4
122.4
110.1

131.4
139.1
121.1
122.5
110.3

-1.8
2.0
-6.8
2.0
.7

-4.5
-14.8
9.4
-2.0
-5.0

1.2
5.1
-2.9
3.3
4.1

4.4
7.5
.7
.0
-.7

-3.2
-6.8
1.0
.0
-2.2

2.8
6.3
-1.1
1.7
1.7

89.6

88.5

88.6

89.0

-8.1

-13.6

17.8

-2.7

-10.9

7.1

118.2
150.7
119.0
109.1
131.7
139.6

117.7
151.0
119.5
109.6
131.9
140.3

117.8
151.1
119.9
110.1
132.4
140.0

118.0
150.9
120.0
110.2
132.3
140.8

1.7
3.6
4.5
4.1
5.6
3.2

-4.3
1.3
2.0
3.0
-.9
2.9

3.1
3.0
-1.0
-1.8
.0
.0

-.7
.5
3.4
4.1
1.8
3.5

-1.4
2.5
3.3
3.6
2.3
3.1

1.2
1.7
1.2
1.1
.9
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/.......................

132.2
129.5
124.6
130.5
126.6
127.6
148.3
154.2

132.9
130.2
125.4
131.2
125.4
127.9
150.8
154.5

133.6
131.0
125.9
132.6
128.8
128.3
148.2
155.0

133.3
130.6
127.2
131.0
131.3
127.2
148.2
155.1

1.2
.6
1.0
-.3
-4.9
1.9
7.7
3.2

1.5
1.6
-1.3
4.1
2.5
6.8
-11.4
2.7

-1.5
-1.8
-5.6
-1.8
-4.9
-3.4
14.7
2.1

3.4
3.4
8.6
1.5
15.7
-1.2
-.3
2.4

1.4
1.1
-.2
1.9
-1.2
4.3
-2.3
2.9

.9
.8
1.3
-.2
4.9
-2.3
7.0
2.2

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

131.8
129.7
137.2
134.7
138.2
96.8
96.3
150.0
156.1

131.6
129.7
137.8
135.1
139.3
95.0
94.5
150.5
157.0

132.4
130.5
138.5
135.7
140.8
95.7
95.2
150.5
157.9

133.8
131.9
139.1
136.2
142.0
99.2
98.7
150.8
158.1

4.4
4.5
4.6
4.3
10.1
5.0
5.9
2.2
2.4

-1.8
-2.2
1.2
.6
-2.0
-13.5
-12.5
3.8
1.8

5.0
5.1
5.4
5.2
-.3
9.6
7.8
2.4
4.7

6.2
7.0
5.7
4.5
11.5
10.3
10.3
2.2
5.2

1.2
1.1
2.9
2.5
3.9
-4.7
-3.7
3.0
2.1

5.6
6.0
5.5
4.9
5.4
10.0
9.1
2.3
5.0

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

103.0

103.0

103.2

102.9

-1.2

-.4

2.8

-.4

-.8

1.2

169.2
170.7

170.3
166.2

171.4
167.2

171.7
168.9

2.9
4.2

2.2
1.9

5.4
7.6

6.0
-4.2

2.6
3.1

5.7
1.6

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

208.4
197.4
210.8
192.0

209.1
197.8
211.5
192.3

210.0
198.5
212.5
192.9

210.8
198.8
213.4
193.7

4.6
3.3
5.0
3.7

4.0
2.3
4.1
3.5

4.7
2.3
5.5
6.3

4.7
2.9
5.0
3.6

4.3
2.8
4.6
3.6

4.7
2.6
5.3
4.9

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

147.5
134.8
166.1

148.1
135.7
166.2

148.2
135.6
166.5

148.5
135.8
166.8

3.7
3.4
4.3

4.5
1.8
7.6

2.2
1.8
2.7

2.7
3.0
1.7

4.1
2.6
5.9

2.5
2.4
2.2

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 ......

195.1
217.4
144.5

196.1
219.9
144.7

196.9
220.0
145.3

197.6
221.0
145.1

-8.1
-28.6
1.1

3.2
-1.3
2.5

5.5
3.8
2.8

5.2
6.8
1.7

-2.6
-16.1
1.8

5.4
5.3
2.2

142.2
147.2
217.4
206.0
218.5

142.4
147.3
218.0
207.0
219.1

142.3
149.0
219.3
207.7
220.4

142.5
148.2
220.3
208.6
221.5

-.9
3.7
4.5
1.2
4.9

2.0
3.3
6.4
7.0
6.2

3.4
2.2
7.3
4.2
7.7

.8
2.7
5.4
5.1
5.6

.6
3.5
5.5
4.0
5.5

2.1
2.5
6.4
4.7
6.6

132.3
143.3
125.5
127.3
129.5

132.6
143.7
125.8
127.5
130.2

133.1
144.0
126.4
127.8
131.0

133.9
144.7
127.2
128.4
130.6

2.6
2.2
4.0
.6
-2.5
.6

1.7
.3
2.6
-1.3
-2.2
1.6

2.8
1.2
-.3
2.3
3.9
-1.8

3.4
4.9
4.0
5.5
3.5
3.4

2.1
1.2
3.3
-.3
-2.3
1.1

3.1
3.1
1.8
3.9
3.7
.8

128.0
122.5
159.7
149.4

129.0
123.1
160.0
149.4

130.0
123.8
160.3
149.9

131.2
124.3
160.7
150.5

-3.9
4.4
3.1
1.9

-7.2
1.3
2.8
3.3

4.2
2.0
4.1
3.6

10.4
6.0
2.5
3.0

-5.6
2.8
3.0
2.6

7.2
4.0
3.3
3.3

125.3
164.6
210.8
181.7

125.3
164.6
211.5
182.0

125.3
165.4
212.5
182.9

125.3
166.0
213.4
183.4

3.3
2.8
5.0
4.4

-.6
2.5
4.1
6.0

1.9
5.3
5.5
5.2

.0
3.4
5.0
3.8

1.3
2.6
4.6
5.2

1.0
4.4
5.3
4.5

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 ............

1/
2/
NOTE:

144.8
141.9
136.1
141.5
126.7
128.7
129.5
135.8
151.3
155.3
103.1
150.5
152.7

145.1
142.2
136.3
141.8
127.0
128.5
130.3
136.1
151.3
155.6
102.0
151.0
153.2

145.5
142.7
136.8
142.2
127.5
129.1
131.2
136.1
152.0
155.9
102.4
151.4
153.6

146.0
143.4
137.4
142.7
128.3
129.8
132.2
136.4
152.3
156.1
104.3
151.8
153.9

2.3
2.6
2.4
2.3
.6
-1.9
-3.3
3.9
3.9
3.2
3.1
2.7
2.2

1.4
1.1
1.2
1.4
-.9
-1.9
-6.0
-2.3
2.4
2.6
-9.3
2.4
2.4

3.4
2.3
2.7
2.6
2.2
3.8
4.1
3.6
4.3
4.0
6.5
2.4
3.2

3.4
4.3
3.9
3.4
5.1
3.5
8.6
1.8
2.7
2.1
4.7
3.5
3.2

1.8
1.9
1.8
1.9
-.2
-1.9
-4.7
.7
3.1
2.9
-3.3
2.6
2.3

3.4
3.3
3.3
3.0
3.7
3.6
6.3
2.7
3.5
3.0
5.6
3.0
3.2

135.4
96.4
164.5

136.1
94.7
164.8

136.6
95.3
165.2

136.8
98.5
165.6

.0
3.8
3.5

1.2
-13.2
3.3

1.2
10.1
4.2

4.2
9.0
2.7

.6
-5.1
3.4

2.7
9.6
3.5

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
Apr.
1994

May
1994

June
1994

July
1994

Percent change to
July 1994 fromJuly
May
June
1993
1994
1994

Percent change to
June 1994 fromJune
Apr.
May
1993
1994
1994

M

147.4

147.5

148.0

148.4

2.8

0.6

0.3

2.5

0.4

0.3

M

154.4

154.2

154.8

155.2

2.5

.6

.3

2.4

.3

.4

Region and area size 2/
Northeast urban.........................

Size A Size B Size C -

More than 1,200,000 ........
500,000 to 1,200,000 .......
50,000 to 500,000 ..........

M
M
M

155.0
153.3
152.6

154.7
152.8
152.7

155.4
153.5
153.2

155.7
154.3
152.9

2.5
2.6
2.1

.6
1.0
.1

.2
.5
-.2

2.4
2.1
2.5

.3
.1
.4

.5
.5
.3

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

142.9
144.1
142.2
143.7

143.3
144.5
142.0
144.4

144.0
145.1
143.0
144.7

144.3
145.4
143.6
145.0

3.1
2.9
3.9
2.8

.7
.6
1.1
.4

.2
.2
.4
.2

2.9
2.8
3.2
2.3

.8
.7
.6
.7

.5
.4
.7
.2

M

137.9

138.8

139.8

140.2

3.9

1.0

.3

3.6

1.4

.7

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

143.8
144.4
145.5
142.9

144.3
144.7
146.3
143.1

144.7
145.3
146.6
143.5

145.0
145.3
147.1
143.8

2.9
3.0
3.1
2.6

.5
.4
.5
.5

.2
.0
.3
.2

2.8
3.0
2.8
2.4

.6
.6
.8
.4

.3
.4
.2
.3

M

141.3

142.3

142.5

142.7

2.7

.3

.1

2.7

.8

.1

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

M
M
M

148.9
150.4
148.6

148.8
150.4
147.8

148.9
150.4
148.6

149.5
150.9
150.0

2.4
2.2
3.5

.5
.3
1.5

.4
.3
.9

2.0
1.8
3.2

.0
.0
.0

.1
.0
.5

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

M
M
M
M

133.9
146.8
145.8
142.1

133.9
147.0
146.0
143.0

134.3
147.5
146.4
143.4

134.6
148.1
146.8
143.8

2.6
3.1
2.7
3.1

.5
.7
.5
.6

.2
.4
.3
.3

2.4
2.6
2.4
2.9

.3
.5
.4
.9

.3
.3
.3
.3

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

147.9
152.0
157.7
153.1
148.0

147.6
151.4
157.3
153.2
148.3

148.1
151.3
157.8
154.6
148.1

148.3
151.7
158.2
155.3
148.9

1.9
1.3
2.5
3.1
1.9

.5
.2
.6
1.4
.4

.1
.3
.3
.5
.5

1.7
1.1
2.3
2.7
1.4

.1
-.5
.1
1.0
.1

.3
-.1
.3
.9
-.1

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

148.2
153.9
143.7
143.4
141.9
151.8

3.1
.9
2.0
3.2
2.2
1.7

1.6
.2
.0
.1
1.4
.3

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX ..................
Detroit-Ann Arbor, MI ..................

2
2

Selected local areas

140.3
142.6

145.8
153.6
143.7
143.3
140.0
151.4
-

141.4
144.8

-

-

-

-

3.8
4.1

.8
1.5

-

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX .........
Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley, PA ...........

1/

2/
3/
NOTE:

2
2

136.8
143.9

-

137.4
144.0

-

-

-

-

3.4
3.2

.4
.1

-

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
July 1994 fromJuly
May
June
1993
1994
1994

Percent change to
June 1994 fromJune
Apr.
May
1993
1994
1994

Area

Pricing
schedule
1/

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

M

144.7

144.9

145.4

145.8

2.6

0.6

0.3

2.4

0.5

0.3

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

151.8
151.4
151.1
153.9

151.7
151.1
150.8
154.2

152.3
151.9
151.4
154.6

152.7
152.2
152.3
154.4

2.4
2.4
2.6
2.1

.7
.7
1.0
.1

.3
.2
.6
-.1

2.2
2.3
2.0
2.2

.3
.3
.2
.5

.4
.5
.4
.3

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 ..........

M
M
M
M

139.8
140.3
138.5
141.2

140.2
140.7
138.4
141.9

140.9
141.4
139.5
142.2

141.3
141.6
140.1
142.6

3.0
2.8
3.8
2.7

.8
.6
1.2
.5

.3
.1
.4
.3

2.6
2.8
3.0
2.1

.8
.8
.7
.7

.5
.5
.8
.2

Apr.
1994

May
1994

June
1994

July
1994

Region and area size 2/

Size D -

Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) .........

M

136.4

137.3

138.4

138.9

3.7

1.2

.4

3.4

1.5

.8

............................
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

142.2
142.4
141.8
142.6

142.8
142.8
142.8
142.8

143.2
143.4
143.2
143.3

143.6
143.6
143.7
143.7

2.9
2.9
3.0
2.5

.6
.6
.6
.6

.3
.1
.3
.3

2.6
2.7
2.7
2.2

.7
.7
1.0
.5

.3
.4
.3
.4

M

141.4

142.5

142.7

142.9

2.7

.3

.1

2.7

.9

.1

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

M
M
M

145.9
145.8
146.3

146.0
146.0
145.7

146.1
146.0
146.4

146.7
146.5
147.7

2.3
2.0
3.4

.5
.3
1.4

.4
.3
.9

1.9
1.6
3.0

.1
.1
.1

.1
.0
.5

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

M
M
M
M

132.7
144.1
144.9
141.4

132.9
144.4
145.2
142.3

133.3
145.0
145.6
142.8

133.6
145.5
146.1
143.2

2.5
3.0
2.6
3.0

.5
.8
.6
.6

.2
.3
.3
.3

2.3
2.6
2.2
2.8

.5
.6
.5
1.0

.3
.4
.3
.4

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

143.3
146.6
153.9
152.6
145.6

143.1
146.2
153.6
152.7
146.1

143.6
146.1
154.2
154.2
145.7

143.7
146.5
154.4
154.9
146.6

1.8
1.2
2.5
2.9
1.7

.4
.2
.5
1.4
.3

.1
.3
.1
.5
.6

1.7
.9
2.3
2.5
1.2

.2
-.3
.2
1.0
.1

.3
-.1
.4
1.0
-.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

147.3
152.9
136.3
141.4
141.4
149.4

3.0
.9
1.8
3.1
2.2
1.6

1.7
.5
.1
.1
1.6
.1

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

2
2
2
2

South urban
Size A Size B Size C Size D -

Selected local areas

1/

139.3
137.9
136.2
137.4

144.9
152.2
136.1
141.2
139.2
149.2
-

140.6
140.2
137.0
137.8

-

-

-

-

-

3.0
3.8
3.5
3.1

Foods, fuels, and several other items priced every month in all areas; most other goods and services priced as
indicated:
M - Every month.

.9
1.7
.6
.3

-

2/
3/
NOTE:

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.