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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-95-312
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THIS RELEASE IS EMBARGOED
UNTIL 8:30 A.M. (EDT)
Friday, August 11, 1995

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX--JULY 1995
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was
unchanged prior to seasonal adjustment in July and remained at a
level of 152.5 (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) was unchanged in July, prior to seasonal
adjustment. The July 1995 CPI-W level of 149.9 was
2.8 percent higher than the index in July 1994.
CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
___________________________________
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U rose 0.2 percent in
July, the same as the average monthly increase of the preceding 2
months. The food index, which rose 0.1 percent in both May and
June, increased 0.2 percent in July. Energy costs turned down in
July after registering increases in each of the preceding 3 months.
The index for gasoline, which rose 3.1 percent in the 3 months
ended in June, fell 2.1 percent in July. Excluding food and
energy, the CPI-U advanced 0.2 percent for the third consecutive
month after registering increases of 0.3 or 0.4 percent in each of
the first 4 months of 1995. The moderation in the last 3 months
has resulted, in part, from a downturn in the indexes for used cars
and automobile finance charges, each of which had risen sharply

during the first 4 months of 1995.
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
|
1995
| ended |ended
|___________________________________|
|
| Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July|July95 |Jul95
____________________________________________________________________
All items
|
.3
.3
.2
.4
.3
.1
.2
2.4
2.8
Food and beverages| -.2
.3
.0
.7
.1
.1
.2
1.4
2.6
Housing
|
.4
.3
.2
.3
.1
.2
.3
2.5
2.6
Apparel and upkeep|
.7 -.6
.0 -.1 -.3 -.3
.2 -1.5
-2.0
Transportation
|
.6
.4
.6
.7
.4
.4 -.4
1.7
4.1
Medical care
|
.3
.3
.3
.3
.3
.3
.4
4.1
4.4
Entertainment
|
.4
.2
.0
.3
.5 -.2
.3
2.4
2.3
Other goods & serv|
.0
.8
.1
.2
.4
.4
.4
5.0
3.9
Special indexes: |
Energy
|
.3 -.1 -.5
.4
.5
.5 -.8
.4
1.2
Food
| -.3
.3
.0
.7
.1
.1
.2
1.4
2.7
AI - food & energy|
.4
.3
.3
.4
.2
.2
.2
2.5
3.0
____________________________________________________________________
During the first 7 months of 1995, the CPI-U rose at a 3.1
percent seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR). This compares with
a 2.7 percent increase for all of 1994. The food index has risen
at a 1.9 percent annual rate and energy costs have increased at a
0.3 percent rate. Excluding food and energy, the CPI-U advanced at
a 3.5 percent rate in the first 7 months of 1995. This follows a
2.6 percent increase in all of 1994.
The food and beverage index rose 0.2 percent in July. Grocery
store food prices also advanced 0.2 percent in July, after
registering no change in June. Each of the indexes for the five
major grocery store food groups, other than that for fruits and
vegetables, accelerated in July. The index for fruits and
vegetables, which rose 0.7 percent in June, turned down, declining
0.3 percent as a result of further decreases in fresh vegetable
prices. In particular, lettuce prices fell 19.9 percent and, as of
July, were 5.7 percent lower than their level in March, the month

immediately preceding their record 113.1 percent increase. Among
other major grocery store food groups, the indexes for dairy
products and for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, which both
declined in June, advanced 0.6 and 0.3 percent in July,
respectively. Within the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs,
meat prices registered their first monthly increase since February;
the indexes for beef and pork rose 0.4 and 0.1 percent,
respectively. Poultry prices, however, fell 0.3 percent in July.
The other two components of the food and beverage index--restaurant
meals and alcoholic beverages--advanced 0.3 percent and were
unchanged, respectively.
The housing component, which rose 0.2 percent in June,
increased 0.3 percent in July. Shelter costs also advanced 0.3
percent, after increasing 0.2 percent in June. Within shelter,
renters' and homeowners' costs increased 0.3 percent, and
maintenance and repair costs rose
0.1 percent. The index for fuel and utilities, which rose 0.4
percent in June, increased 0.1 percent in July. The index for
household fuels was unchanged, as a 0.2 percent decrease in charges
for electricity offset a 0.4 percent increase in charges for
natural gas; the index for fuel oil was unchanged. The index for
other utilities and public services rose 0.2 percent, reflecting a
small increase in the index for telephone service charges as a 0.8
percent rise in the index for intrastate toll calls more than
offset a 0.1 percent drop in local telephone service charges. The
index for household furnishings and operation, which declined 0.2
percent in June, increased 0.3 percent in July.
The transportation index, which had risen at a 6.4 percent
annual rate during the first 6 months of 1995, declined 0.4 percent
in July. A sharp downturn in the indexes for airline fares and
motor fuels, each of which rose substantially in the first half of
1995, was responsible for the deceleration in the transportation
index for July. The index for airline fares, which increased 20.4
percent in the first half of 1995, declined 1.3 percent in July.
The index for gasoline fell 2.1 percent in July. (Prior to
seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices declined 2.4 percent,
following increases totaling 9.4 percent in the 3 months ended in
June.) Automobile purchase costs also decreased in July. The
index for new cars turned down in July, falling 0.1 percent.
Automobile finance charges fell for the third consecutive month,
down 2.3 percent in July. The index for used cars also declined
for the third consecutive month, down 1.1 percent in July, but was
still 10.4 percent higher than a year ago.

The index for apparel and upkeep--up 0.2 percent in July-registered its first increase since January. (Prior to seasonal
adjustment, clothing prices fell 1.8 percent.)
Medical care costs rose 0.4 percent in July, following
increases of 0.3 percent in each of the first 6 months of 1995. As
of July, the index was 4.4 percent higher than a year earlier. The
index for medical care commodities--prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and medical supplies--increased 0.1 percent in
July. The index for medical care services rose 0.4 percent.
Charges for professional services and hospital and related services
increased 0.4 and 0.3 percent, respectively.
Entertainment costs, which declined 0.2 percent in June,
advanced 0.3 percent in July. The index for reading materials rose
0.6 percent, reflecting a 0.8 percent increase in newspaper prices
and a 0.5 percent rise in the index for magazines, periodicals, and
books.
The index for other goods and services increased 0.4 percent in
July, the same as in each of the 2 preceding months. Increases in
the index for tuition, partially reflecting higher fall semester
tuition for elementary schools, high schools, and colleges,
accounted for over 60 percent 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 0.1 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
|
1995
| ended |ended

|___________________________________|
|
| Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July|July95 |Jul95
____________________________________________________________________
All items
| .3
.3
.3
.3
.2
.1
.1
1.6
2.8
Food and beverages| -.2
.3
.0
.7
.1
.0
.2
1.1
2.5
Housing
| .4
.2
.2
.2
.2
.1
.3
2.5
2.5
Apparel and upkeep| .7 -.3
.1 -.1 -.5 -.1 -.1
-2.4
-1.8
Transportation
| .7
.4
.7
.6
.4
.2 -.6
-.3
4.4
Medical care
| .3
.3
.3
.3
.3
.3
.3
3.7
4.5
Entertainment
| .4
.2
.0
.3
.4 -.1
.1
1.9
2.1
Other goods & serv| -.1
.7
.1
.1
.4
.4
.3
4.8
3.6
Special indexes: |
Energy
| .2 -.1 -.4
.3
.7
.4 -1.0
.0
1.2
Food
| -.1
.2
.0
.8
.0
.1
.2
1.1
2.6
AI - food & energy| .4
.3
.4
.3
.2
.1
.1
1.8
3.0
____________________________________________________________________

Consumer Price Index data for August will be released on
Wednesday, September 13, 1995, at 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
1994
1995
1995

Unadjusted
percent change to
July 1995 fromJuly 1994 June 1995

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

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

100.000
-

152.5
456.7

152.5
457.0

2.8
-

0.0
-

0.3
-

0.1
-

0.2
-

Food and beverages .......................
Food ...................................
Food at home .........................
Cereals and bakery products ........
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .....

17.412
15.838
9.934
1.464
2.892

148.4
147.9
148.1
167.5
137.1

148.6
148.1
148.2
168.2
137.3

2.6
2.7
2.9
2.6
.4

.1
.1
.1
.4
.1

.1
.1
.1
.0
.0

.1
.1
.0
.2
-.2

.2
.2
.2
.4
.3

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

1.169
2.013
2.396
.326
.249
.796
1.026
5.904
1.574

132.2
177.5
140.6
137.3
136.4
131.5
151.2
148.8
154.0

132.9
176.7
140.7
138.1
138.0
130.8
151.4
149.1
153.8

.8
7.5
3.7
2.1
2.1
6.5
2.6
2.4
1.5

.5
-.5
.1
.6
1.2
-.5
.1
.2
-.1

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

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

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

Housing ..................................
Shelter ................................
Renters' costs 1/ ....................
Rent, residential ..................
Other renters' costs ...............
Homeowners' costs 1/ .................
Owners' equivalent rent 1/ .........
Household insurance 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 ................

41.187
28.042
7.955
5.765
2.190
19.889
19.501
.389
.198
.120

148.5
165.5
174.7
157.5
206.6
170.6
170.9
158.1
135.0
139.4

149.2
166.4
176.7
157.9
213.5
171.2
171.4
158.3
135.1
139.8

2.6
3.5
3.3
2.6
5.1
3.6
3.6
3.3
2.9
3.2

.5
.5
1.1
.3
3.3
.4
.3
.1
.1
.3

.1
.4
.4
.3
.7
.4
.4
.1
.3
.3

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

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

.078
7.093
3.859

129.0
125.0
113.8

128.7
125.1
113.7

2.2
.6
-.4

-.2
.1
-.1

.4
-.4
-.7

.7
.4
.5

-.2
.1
.0

.360

87.9

87.1

.0

-.9

.8

.7

.2

3.499

121.9

121.9

-.3

.0

-.9

.5

-.1

3.234
6.052
3.508
1.088
1.455

152.7
122.5
110.7
136.4
143.1

153.0
123.0
111.1
137.4
143.6

1.7
1.2
-.6
3.9
3.6

.2
.4
.4
.7
.3

.1
.0
-.3
.1
.5

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

.2
.3
.2
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/ ....................

5.656
5.097
1.329
2.269
.204
.747
.548
.559

130.5
127.1
125.5
124.4
121.6
124.6
153.6
156.9

128.3
124.8
123.4
121.1
123.0
123.3
151.8
157.2

-2.0
-2.2
-1.2
-3.7
-4.8
-1.4
.8
1.0

-1.7
-1.8
-1.7
-2.7
1.2
-1.0
-1.2
.2

-.3
-.3
.7
-.2
-1.8
-.9
-2.1
.0

-.3
-.2
-.6
-.7
-1.9
-.3
2.9
-.5

.2
.2
-.5
.7
1.9
.2
-1.2
.2

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

17.139

141.1

140.1

4.1

-.7

.4

.4

-.4

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

15.623
5.059
4.052
1.318
3.106
1.536
4.604

137.9
141.0
139.1
158.3
106.1
106.3
153.6
169.9

136.9
140.3
138.3
157.5
103.6
103.7
154.0
169.6

3.9
2.1
1.8
10.4
3.1
3.3
2.7
5.0

-.7
-.5
-.6
-.5
-2.4
-2.4
.3
-.2

.4
.1
.1
-.7
2.0
2.1
.5
-.1

.0
.2
.1
-1.1
.3
.4
-.1
-.1

-.4
-.1
-.1
-1.1
-1.8
-2.1
.3
-.1

.618

104.6

104.8

1.5

.2

.3

.1

.2

3.986
1.516

185.2
182.5

184.8
181.8

5.5
6.1

-.2
-.4

-.1
.6

-.2
5.1

-.1
-.5

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

7.266
1.291
5.974
3.416

219.8
203.8
223.5
200.8

220.8
204.4
224.6
201.6

4.4
1.5
5.1
4.5

.5
.3
.5
.4

.3
.0
.4
.5

.3
.3
.3
.3

.4
.1
.4
.4

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

4.335
1.968
2.366

153.2
138.1
171.2

153.6
138.5
171.4

2.3
1.5
2.8

.3
.3
.1

.5
.1
.7

-.2
.1
-.3

.3
.3
.3

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 ....

7.005
1.607
1.175

205.3
226.4
146.7

205.7
226.2
146.9

3.9
2.2
1.3

.2
-.1
.1

.4
.5
.2

.4
.9
.1

.4
.0
.1

.622
.553
4.223
.251
3.972

142.8
151.0
232.5
212.7
234.2

142.7
151.4
233.3
212.9
235.1

.6
2.1
5.3
3.8
5.4

-.1
.3
.3
.1
.4

.5
-.1
.4
.0
.4

-.1
.3
.3
.4
.4

-.1
.3
.6
.3
.6

100.000
43.386
17.412
25.974
15.375
5.097

152.5
136.6
148.4
129.4
130.4
127.1

152.5
136.2
148.6
128.5
129.1
124.8

2.8
1.9
2.6
1.3
.8
-2.2

.0
-.3
.1
-.7
-1.0
-1.8

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

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

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

10.278
10.599
56.614

135.1
128.0
168.6

134.3
127.8
169.2

2.3
2.2
3.5

-.6
-.2
.4

1.7
-.1
.3

.7
-.1
.3

-.6
-.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 1/ .....................
Household services less rent of
shelter 1/ .........................
Transportation services ................
Medical care services ..................
Other services .........................

27.422

172.2

173.2

3.5

.6

.3

.3

.2

8.731
7.038
5.974
7.450

139.5
176.8
223.5
191.5

139.7
176.5
224.6
192.1

1.3
5.0
5.1
4.0

.1
-.2
.5
.3

-.2
.2
.4
.4

.1
1.0
.3
.1

.2
-.2
.4
.5

84.162
71.958
80.111
92.734
27.548
16.950
11.852
32.788
29.192
50.640
6.965
93.035
77.197

153.3
148.8
153.7
148.7
130.4
131.7
136.0
139.6
176.9
163.5
109.3
158.3
160.9

153.4
148.6
153.7
148.7
129.5
130.5
135.3
139.0
177.3
164.1
108.1
158.5
161.1

2.9
2.6
2.6
2.7
1.3
.9
2.2
1.8
3.7
3.4
1.2
2.9
3.0

.1
-.1
.0
.0
-.7
-.9
-.5
-.4
.2
.4
-1.1
.1
.1

.3
.1
.2
.2
.2
.5
1.4
.2
.2
.3
.5
.2
.2

.2
.2
.2
.2
.0
.2
.6
.1
.3
.2
.5
.2
.2

.1
.1
.1
.1
-.1
-.3
-.5
.0
.1
.2
-.8
.2
.2

24.082
3.466
53.115

138.9
104.3
173.4

138.3
101.9
174.1

1.1
2.7
3.8

-.4
-2.3
.4

.0
1.8
.3

-.1
.4
.3

.1
-1.7
.3

-

$.656
.219

$.656
.219

-2.7
-

.0

-.2
-

-.2
-

.0
-

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

Seasonally adjusted annual rate

Apr.
1995

May
1995

June
1995

July
1995

Oct.
1994

percent change for
3 months ended6 months endedJan.
Apr.
July
Jan.
July
1995
1995
1995
1995
1995

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

-

-

-

-

3.0

2.7

3.5

2.4

2.8

2.9

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

148.5
148.2
148.4
166.6
137.5
132.5
179.4
140.6
136.5
136.7
132.7
150.5
148.3
153.2

148.6
148.3
148.5
166.6
137.5
133.4
179.0
140.5
137.0
136.7
131.5
151.1
148.6
153.6

148.7
148.4
148.5
167.0
137.2
132.2
180.3
140.5
137.3
136.3
131.3
151.3
148.7
153.8

149.0
148.7
148.8
167.7
137.6
133.0
179.7
140.9
137.9
137.5
131.4
151.5
149.1
153.8

2.8
3.1
3.4
3.5
-.3
-1.2
2.2
10.7
.9
.9
32.9
1.9
2.5
.5

2.5
2.5
2.5
-.5
.0
1.5
11.9
1.4
.0
3.3
.9
1.9
2.8
1.3

4.1
4.2
5.0
4.9
1.8
1.5
16.4
2.0
3.3
1.8
-.3
3.5
2.5
2.4

1.4
1.4
1.1
2.7
.3
1.5
.7
.9
4.2
2.4
-3.9
2.7
2.2
1.6

2.6
2.8
2.9
1.5
-.1
.2
6.9
6.0
.4
2.1
15.8
1.9
2.6
.9

2.7
2.7
3.0
3.8
1.0
1.5
8.3
1.4
3.7
2.1
-2.1
3.1
2.3
2.0

Housing ....................................
Shelter ..................................
Renters' costs 1/ ......................
Rent, residential ....................
Other renters' costs .................
Homeowners' costs 1/ ...................
Owners' equivalent rent 1/ ...........
Household insurance 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 ..................

147.6
164.4
172.7
157.0
203.7
169.8
170.0
157.9
134.2
139.0
127.6
123.4
110.6

147.8
165.0
173.4
157.4
205.1
170.4
170.7
158.0
134.6
139.4
128.1
122.9
109.8

148.1
165.3
173.5
157.7
204.7
170.8
171.1
158.1
135.0
139.4
129.0
123.4
110.4

148.5
165.8
174.1
158.0
206.3
171.3
171.6
157.8
135.1
139.8
128.7
123.5
110.4

2.8
4.1
2.9
2.9
2.5
4.9
4.9
3.7
-1.5
1.5
-6.5
-.6
-1.1

2.2
2.5
1.9
2.6
.2
2.7
2.7
5.0
7.2
4.2
12.5
2.3
.7

3.0
4.0
5.3
2.3
12.9
3.4
3.1
4.7
3.3
5.0
.3
.3
-.4

2.5
3.5
3.3
2.6
5.2
3.6
3.8
-.3
2.7
2.3
3.5
.3
-.7

2.5
3.3
2.4
2.7
1.3
3.8
3.8
4.4
2.8
2.8
2.6
.8
-.2

2.7
3.7
4.3
2.4
9.0
3.5
3.5
2.2
3.0
3.7
1.9
.3
-.5

87.3

88.0

88.6

88.8

-4.0

-1.4

-1.4

7.1

-2.7

2.8

118.5
152.2
122.5
111.1
136.0

117.4
152.3
122.5
110.8
136.2

118.0
152.7
122.3
110.6
136.0

117.9
153.0
122.7
110.8
137.4

-.3
.0
.0
-1.8
4.6

.7
4.6
2.3
-.4
.3

.0
.3
1.6
.7
6.7

-2.0
2.1
.7
-1.1
4.2

.2
2.3
1.2
-1.1
2.4

-1.0
1.2
1.2
-.2
5.5

Housekeeping services ..................

142.9

143.6

143.1

143.6

1.5

10.5

.8

2.0

5.9

1.4

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

132.1
128.7
125.9
127.2
125.6
125.9
152.7
157.7

131.7
128.3
126.8
127.0
123.3
124.8
149.5
157.7

131.3
128.0
126.0
126.1
121.0
124.4
153.8
156.9

131.6
128.2
125.4
127.0
123.3
124.7
152.0
157.2

-4.1
-5.1
-1.3
-7.1
-2.4
-5.6
-3.4
1.8

.6
.6
.0
-2.1
5.1
3.6
6.6
1.5

-2.7
-3.0
-2.2
-4.9
-13.9
1.0
2.1
1.8

-1.5
-1.5
-1.6
-.6
-7.1
-3.8
-1.8
-1.3

-1.8
-2.3
-.6
-4.6
1.2
-1.1
1.5
1.7

-2.1
-2.3
-1.9
-2.8
-10.6
-1.4
.1
.3

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

139.7
137.1
140.6
138.9
160.7
101.5
101.4
153.1
170.7

140.3
137.6
140.8
139.0
159.6
103.5
103.5
153.8
170.6

140.9
137.6
141.1
139.2
157.8
103.8
103.9
153.6
170.4

140.3
137.0
141.0
139.0
156.1
101.9
101.7
154.0
170.3

4.2
4.9
3.5
3.3
10.0
6.6
6.7
4.3
4.8

3.9
6.1
.6
.3
26.0
5.3
5.3
1.6
9.3

6.9
5.1
3.2
3.5
20.8
-.8
-.4
2.4
7.3

1.7
-.3
1.1
.3
-11.0
1.6
1.2
2.4
-.9

4.0
5.5
2.0
1.8
17.7
6.0
6.0
3.0
7.0

4.3
2.4
2.2
1.9
3.7
.4
.4
2.4
3.1

104.5

104.8

104.9

105.1

-.8

1.2

3.1

2.3

.2

2.7

186.5
175.3

186.3
176.4

185.9
185.4

185.7
184.4

5.6
-5.6

10.7
-13.1

8.1
26.2

-1.7
22.4

8.1
-9.4

3.1
24.3

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

218.8
203.2
222.2
199.1

219.5
203.2
223.0
200.0

220.2
203.8
223.7
200.6

221.0
204.1
224.6
201.4

5.4
3.0
5.9
5.1

4.9
2.0
5.7
4.4

3.6
-.6
4.4
3.7

4.1
1.8
4.4
4.7

5.2
2.5
5.8
4.7

3.8
.6
4.4
4.2

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

152.9
137.8
170.8

153.6
138.0
172.0

153.3
138.1
171.4

153.8
138.5
171.9

.8
1.2
1.0

3.5
1.8
4.6

2.1
.9
3.3

2.4
2.0
2.6

2.1
1.5
2.8

2.2
1.5
3.0

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 ......

205.4
222.5
146.3

206.2
223.7
146.6

207.1
225.8
146.7

207.9
225.8
146.9

3.4
4.4
.8

2.6
-4.4
1.1

4.8
3.3
1.7

5.0
6.1
1.7

3.0
-.1
1.0

4.9
4.7
1.7

142.2
150.7
233.3
212.9
234.7

142.9
150.6
234.2
212.8
235.6

142.8
151.0
235.0
213.6
236.5

142.7
151.4
236.4
214.2
237.9

.3
1.1
3.8
1.4
4.0

.6
1.9
6.0
6.9
5.7

.0
3.5
6.2
4.4
6.4

1.4
1.9
5.4
2.5
5.6

.4
1.5
4.9
4.1
4.8

.7
2.7
5.8
3.4
6.0

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 1/ .......................
Household services less rent
of shelter 1/ ........................
Transportation services ..................
Medical care services ....................
Other services ...........................

136.3
148.5
128.9
129.5
128.7

136.6
148.6
129.2
130.2
128.3

136.6
148.7
129.2
130.3
128.0

136.6
149.0
129.0
129.9
128.2

3.0
1.8
2.8
1.3
-.3
-5.1

2.7
2.4
2.5
1.9
1.6
.6

3.5
2.4
4.1
1.6
.6
-3.0

2.4
.9
1.4
.3
1.2
-1.5

2.8
2.1
2.6
1.6
.6
-2.3

2.9
1.6
2.7
.9
.9
-2.3

132.0
128.2
167.7
171.3

134.2
128.1
168.2
171.8

135.1
128.0
168.7
172.4

134.3
127.9
169.1
172.8

2.8
1.9
3.5
4.4

-3.0
3.9
3.4
2.2

2.5
3.8
4.2
4.1

7.2
-.9
3.4
3.5

-.2
2.9
3.5
3.3

4.8
1.4
3.8
3.8

138.0
175.7
222.2
192.2

137.7
176.0
223.0
193.0

137.9
177.8
223.7
193.2

138.2
177.5
224.6
194.1

.0
2.6
5.9
2.8

4.2
2.9
5.7
4.5

.6
10.7
4.4
4.9

.6
4.2
4.4
4.0

2.1
2.7
5.8
3.7

.6
7.4
4.4
4.5

152.5
148.3
153.1
147.9
130.0
130.7
133.3
139.2
175.9
162.6
105.5
158.2
160.7

152.9
148.5
153.4
148.2
130.3
131.4
135.2
139.5
176.3
163.1
106.0
158.5
161.0

153.2
148.8
153.7
148.5
130.3
131.6
136.0
139.6
176.9
163.5
106.5
158.8
161.3

153.4
148.9
153.8
148.7
130.2
131.2
135.3
139.6
177.1
163.9
105.6
159.1
161.7

2.7
1.9
2.2
2.5
1.3
.3
2.4
1.2
2.8
2.8
2.3
2.9
2.6

3.0
3.1
3.0
2.5
1.9
1.2
-2.4
2.3
4.5
3.3
2.7
2.9
3.1

3.5
3.6
3.5
3.6
1.6
.3
2.7
2.3
4.4
4.3
-.8
3.9
3.8

2.4
1.6
1.8
2.2
.6
1.5
6.1
1.2
2.8
3.2
.4
2.3
2.5

2.8
2.5
2.6
2.5
1.6
.8
.0
1.8
3.7
3.1
2.5
2.9
2.8

2.9
2.6
2.7
2.9
1.1
.9
4.4
1.7
3.6
3.8
-.2
3.1
3.2

139.1
100.0
172.7

139.1
101.8
173.3

139.0
102.2
173.8

139.1
100.5
174.3

.6
5.4
3.6

1.8
4.5
3.6

2.0
-.8
4.5

.0
2.0
3.8

1.2
5.0
3.6

1.0
.6
4.1

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 ..................................
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
1994
1995
1995

Unadjusted
percent change to
July 1995 fromJuly 1994 June 1995

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

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

100.000
-

149.9
446.5

149.9
446.5

2.8
-

0.0
-

0.2
-

0.1
-

0.1
-

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

19.320
17.629
11.243
1.670
3.398
1.299
2.124
2.751
.367
.286
.920
1.179
6.387
1.690

147.8
147.4
147.2
167.3
136.6
131.9
176.7
140.2
137.3
136.3
130.7
151.0
148.7
153.4

148.0
147.6
147.4
167.9
137.0
132.5
176.1
140.3
138.0
137.9
130.0
151.1
149.0
153.1

2.5
2.6
2.8
2.6
.4
.7
7.5
3.6
2.1
2.1
6.2
2.5
2.4
1.3

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

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

.0
.1
.1
.4
-.2
-.8
.8
.1
.2
-.3
-.2
.1
.1
.0

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

Housing ..................................
Shelter ................................
Renters' costs 1/ ....................
Rent, residential ..................
Other renters' costs ...............
Homeowners' costs 1/ .................
Owners' equivalent rent 1/ .........
Household insurance 1/ .............
Maintenance and repairs 2/ ...........
Maintenance and repair services 2/ .
Maintenance and repair
commodities 2/ .................

38.759
25.753
8.073
6.615
1.458
17.491
17.161
.331
.189
.104

145.5
160.9
152.6
157.2
206.2
155.6
155.8
145.2
134.4
142.4

146.1
161.7
153.9
157.5
213.7
156.1
156.3
145.4
134.7
142.9

2.5
3.4
2.9
2.5
4.7
3.6
3.6
3.5
2.5
2.7

.4
.5
.9
.2
3.6
.3
.3
.1
.2
.4

.2
.4
.3
.3
.9
.4
.4
.1
.3
.3

.1
.2
.1
.3
-.5
.2
.2
.0
.2
.1

.3
.2
.3
.1
.7
.3
.3
-.1
.2
.4

.085

123.8

124.0

2.4

.2

.2

.5

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

7.329
3.958

124.6
113.1

124.6
113.1

.5
-.4

.0
.0

-.2
-.6

.3
.5

.1
.0

.331

87.8

87.0

.0

-.9

.8

.7

.2

3.627

121.1

121.2

-.4

.1

-.7

.4

.0

3.372
5.676
3.432
1.122
1.122

153.2
121.3
109.5
136.7
146.1

153.4
121.8
109.9
137.6
146.6

1.7
1.4
-.4
3.8
4.3

.1
.4
.4
.7
.3

.1
.0
-.1
.1
.3

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

.1
.4
.3
.9
.4

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

5.661
5.136
1.329
2.214
.263
.827
.503
.524

129.6
126.4
125.6
123.2
122.4
125.5
151.5
156.5

127.4
124.0
123.1
120.0
123.5
124.2
149.3
156.8

-1.8
-2.1
-1.2
-3.4
-5.6
-1.3
.7
1.1

-1.7
-1.9
-2.0
-2.6
.9
-1.0
-1.5
.2

-.5
-.5
.9
-.2
-2.4
-.8
-3.7
-.1

-.1
-.1
-.5
-.6
-1.5
-.3
3.8
-.4

-.1
.0
-.9
.6
1.5
.2
-1.7
.2

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

19.183
18.027
4.982
3.622
2.382
3.819
1.617
5.227

140.8
138.7
141.8
138.7
159.1
106.2
106.4
154.5
166.0

139.8
137.7
141.3
138.1
158.4
103.5
103.6
154.9
165.6

4.4
4.3
2.2
1.8
10.5
3.0
3.2
2.7
5.1

-.7
-.7
-.4
-.4
-.4
-2.5
-2.6
.3
-.2

.4
.4
.1
.1
-.6
2.0
2.1
.3
-.1

.2
-.1
.2
.1
-1.0
.4
.4
.1
-.2

-.6
-.6
.1
-.1
-1.1
-2.1
-2.1
.4
-.1

.780

103.8

104.0

1.4

.2

.3

.1

.2

4.447
1.156

181.6
177.2

181.1
176.6

5.9
5.7

-.3
-.3

-.2
1.0

-.3
3.6

-.2
-.6

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

6.173
1.063
5.110
2.920

219.2
201.5
223.2
201.9

220.2
202.2
224.3
202.7

4.5
1.6
5.1
4.5

.5
.3
.5
.4

.3
.0
.4
.4

.3
.2
.4
.3

.3
.3
.3
.4

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

4.005
2.054
1.951

151.2
137.4
171.2

151.5
137.7
171.4

2.1
1.3
2.9

.2
.2
.1

.4
.1
.7

-.1
.1
-.3

.1
.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 ....

6.900
2.128
1.139

203.0
226.5
146.8

203.3
226.3
146.9

3.6
2.2
1.2

.1
-.1
.1

.4
.5
.2

.4
.9
.0

.3
.0
.1

.646
.493
3.633
.220
3.413

143.5
150.9
228.4
213.6
229.8

143.3
151.3
229.2
213.8
230.6

.6
2.1
5.2
3.3
5.3

-.1
.3
.4
.1
.3

.4
-.1
.4
.0
.4

-.1
.2
.3
.2
.4

-.1
.3
.6
.4
.6

100.000
47.499
19.320
28.180
16.400
5.136

149.9
136.7
147.8
129.9
130.3
126.4

149.9
136.2
148.0
128.9
128.9
124.0

2.8
2.1
2.5
1.7
.9
-2.1

.0
-.4
.1
-.8
-1.1
-1.9

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

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

.1
-.1
.2
-.3
-.5
.0

11.263
11.780
52.501
25.206

135.2
128.1
166.0
154.8

134.2
127.9
166.5
155.5

2.3
3.0
3.5
3.3

-.7
-.2
.3
.5

1.9
.0
.2
.3

.7
-.2
.2
.2

-.7
-.2
.2
.3

8.584
7.220
5.110
6.381

128.2
174.0
223.2
188.5

128.3
173.7
224.3
189.0

1.2
5.1
5.1
4.0

.1
-.2
.5
.3

-.2
.1
.4
.4

.3
.5
.4
.1

.1
-.2
.3
.4

82.371
74.247
82.509
93.827
29.870
18.090
12.954
35.719
27.295
47.390
7.777
92.223
74.594

150.3
147.1
141.0
146.6
130.8
131.6
136.0
139.4
157.7
161.1
109.0
155.7
157.9

150.3
146.8
140.9
146.6
129.9
130.3
135.1
138.8
157.9
161.5
107.6
155.8
158.0

2.9
2.6
2.6
2.7
1.7
.9
2.2
1.8
3.5
3.3
1.2
2.9
3.0

.0
-.2
-.1
.0
-.7
-1.0
-.7
-.4
.1
.2
-1.3
.1
.1

.2
.1
.2
.2
.2
.5
1.7
.3
.1
.2
.7
.1
.2

.2
.1
.1
.1
.1
.2
.7
.1
.3
.2
.4
.1
.1

.1
.0
.0
.0
-.2
-.5
-.7
-.1
.1
.2
-1.0
.2
.1

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 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 ................................
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:

25.720
4.150
48.874

138.6
104.8
170.9

138.1
102.3
171.5

1.6
2.7
3.8

-

$.667
.224

$.667
.224

-2.8
-

-.4
-2.4
.4

-.1
2.0
.4

.0
.3
.2

.0
-1.9
.2

.0

-.3
-

-.1
-

.0
-

-

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.
1995

May
1995

June
1995

July
1995

Oct.
1994

Seasonally adjusted annual rate
percent change for
3 months ended6 months endedJan.
Apr.
July
Jan.
July
1995
1995
1995
1995
1995

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 ................
Food away from home ....................

148.0
147.6
147.6
166.3
137.0
132.2
179.1
140.1
136.5
136.6
132.0
150.0
148.2

148.1
147.6
147.5
166.3
137.0
133.0
178.0
140.0
137.0
136.5
130.7
150.9
148.5

148.1
147.7
147.6
166.9
136.7
131.9
179.4
140.1
137.3
136.1
130.5
151.1
148.6

148.4
148.0
147.9
167.4
137.2
132.7
179.0
140.4
137.8
137.5
130.7
151.3
148.8

2.8

3.0

3.6

1.6

2.9

2.6

2.8
2.8
3.1
3.5
.3
-1.5
1.9
10.1
1.5
.9
29.8
1.6
2.5

2.5
2.8
2.5
-.5
-.3
1.5
12.0
1.4
-.6
2.4
1.2
1.6
3.0

3.9
3.9
4.7
5.0
.9
1.5
17.3
2.3
3.6
2.4
.9
3.3
2.2

1.1
1.1
.8
2.7
.6
1.5
-.2
.9
3.9
2.7
-3.9
3.5
1.6

2.6
2.8
2.8
1.5
.0
.0
6.8
5.7
.4
1.6
14.6
1.6
2.8

2.5
2.5
2.8
3.8
.7
1.5
8.2
1.6
3.7
2.5
-1.5
3.4
1.9

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

152.7

153.1

153.1

153.0

.8

1.6

2.1

.8

1.2

1.5

Housing ....................................
Shelter ..................................
Renters' costs 1/ ......................
Rent, residential ....................
Other renters' costs .................
Homeowners' costs 1/ ...................
Owners' equivalent rent 1/ ...........
Household insurance 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 ..................

144.5
160.0
151.5
156.7
203.8
154.8
155.0
145.0
133.7
141.9
122.9
122.7
109.7

144.8
160.6
152.0
157.1
205.6
155.4
155.6
145.2
134.1
142.3
123.2
122.4
109.0

145.0
160.9
152.2
157.5
204.6
155.7
155.9
145.2
134.4
142.4
123.8
122.8
109.5

145.4
161.3
152.6
157.7
206.1
156.2
156.4
145.1
134.7
142.9
124.0
122.9
109.5

2.6
4.2
2.5
2.9
1.8
4.9
4.9
3.8
-1.2
1.2
-3.6
-.3
-1.1

2.5
2.6
2.2
2.3
.0
2.6
2.6
5.2
5.6
2.9
8.6
2.0
.7

2.5
3.6
4.3
2.6
12.7
3.2
3.2
4.5
2.7
4.0
1.3
-.3
-1.1

2.5
3.3
2.9
2.6
4.6
3.7
3.7
.3
3.0
2.8
3.6
.7
-.7

2.6
3.4
2.3
2.6
.9
3.7
3.7
4.5
2.1
2.0
2.3
.8
-.2

2.5
3.4
3.6
2.6
8.6
3.4
3.4
2.4
2.9
3.4
2.5
.2
-.9

87.2

87.9

88.5

88.7

-4.4

-.9

-1.4

7.1

-2.7

2.8

117.4
152.7
121.3
109.7
136.3
146.0

116.6
152.8
121.3
109.6
136.4
146.5

117.1
153.2
121.1
109.4
136.4
146.3

117.1
153.4
121.6
109.7
137.6
146.9

-.3
.0
.3
-1.4
4.0
1.4

.7
4.0
2.4
-.4
1.2
12.7

-1.4
.8
2.0
.7
6.4
.8

-1.0
1.8
1.0
.0
3.9
2.5

.2
2.0
1.3
-.9
2.6
6.9

-1.2
1.3
1.5
.4
5.1
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/.......................

131.1
128.0
125.7
126.2
126.7
126.5
151.5
157.2

130.5
127.4
126.8
126.0
123.7
125.5
145.9
157.1

130.4
127.3
126.2
125.3
121.9
125.1
151.5
156.5

130.3
127.3
125.1
126.1
123.7
125.4
149.0
156.8

-4.1
-4.8
-3.1
-7.4
-2.4
-5.5
1.4
2.3

.0
.0
.3
-2.2
4.7
2.6
4.1
1.3

-1.2
-1.9
-.3
-3.4
-14.6
1.3
3.8
1.8

-2.4
-2.2
-1.9
-.3
-9.1
-3.4
-6.4
-1.0

-2.1
-2.4
-1.4
-4.8
1.1
-1.6
2.7
1.8

-1.8
-2.0
-1.1
-1.9
-11.9
-1.1
-1.5
.4

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

139.6
137.8
141.5
138.6
161.4
101.4
101.4
153.9
167.0

140.1
138.3
141.6
138.7
160.4
103.4
103.5
154.4
166.8

140.4
138.2
141.9
138.9
158.8
103.8
103.9
154.5
166.5

139.5
137.4
142.0
138.8
157.0
101.6
101.7
155.1
166.3

4.9
5.3
2.9
3.0
9.6
7.1
6.2
3.8
4.9

6.0
7.1
.3
.9
26.2
5.3
5.3
1.6
9.0

7.2
6.3
4.1
3.2
20.7
-.8
.0
2.6
8.6

-.3
-1.2
1.4
.6
-10.5
.8
1.2
3.2
-1.7

5.5
6.2
1.6
1.9
17.6
6.2
5.8
2.7
6.9

3.4
2.5
2.7
1.9
3.9
.0
.6
2.9
3.3

103.7

104.0

104.1

104.3

-.8

.8

3.1

2.3

.0

2.7

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

182.9
171.3

182.6
173.0

182.1
179.2

181.8
178.2

6.2
-4.7

10.5
-9.0

9.5
22.6

-2.4
17.1

8.3
-6.9

3.4
19.8

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

218.1
200.9
221.8
200.1

218.7
200.8
222.6
201.0

219.4
201.3
223.4
201.7

220.1
202.0
224.1
202.5

5.6
3.3
5.9
5.3

4.8
2.0
5.5
4.6

3.8
-.8
4.6
3.7

3.7
2.2
4.2
4.9

5.2
2.6
5.7
4.9

3.7
.7
4.4
4.3

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

150.9
137.1
170.8

151.5
137.3
172.0

151.4
137.4
171.5

151.6
137.6
171.9

.8
.9
.7

3.3
1.8
4.6

2.1
.9
3.8

1.9
1.5
2.6

2.0
1.3
2.7

2.0
1.2
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 ......

202.2
222.6
146.5

203.1
223.8
146.8

204.0
225.8
146.8

204.6
225.8
146.9

3.5
4.0
1.1

2.0
-4.1
1.4

4.1
3.1
1.4

4.8
5.9
1.1

2.8
-.1
1.2

4.4
4.5
1.2

143.1
150.7
228.6
213.9
229.9

143.7
150.6
229.5
214.0
230.8

143.5
150.9
230.2
214.4
231.7

143.3
151.3
231.5
215.3
233.0

.8
1.1
3.9
-1.1
4.2

.8
2.4
6.1
8.9
5.8

.0
3.2
5.4
3.0
5.6

.6
1.6
5.2
2.6
5.5

.8
1.8
5.0
3.8
5.0

.3
2.4
5.3
2.8
5.5

136.3
148.0
129.2
129.1
128.0

136.6
148.1
129.4
129.9
127.4

136.6
148.1
129.5
130.1
127.3

136.5
148.4
129.1
129.4
127.3

2.8
1.8
2.8
1.6
.0
-4.8

3.0
2.7
2.5
2.5
1.6
.0

3.6
3.0
3.9
2.8
.9
-1.9

1.6
.6
1.1
-.3
.9
-2.2

2.9
2.3
2.6
2.1
.8
-2.4

2.6
1.8
2.5
1.3
.9
-2.0

131.7
128.3
165.1
154.0

134.2
128.3
165.5
154.5

135.2
128.1
165.9
154.8

134.2
127.9
166.3
155.2

2.5
2.6
3.3
4.1

-3.3
5.6
3.8
1.9

2.5
5.1
4.0
4.0

7.8
-1.2
2.9
3.2

-.5
4.1
3.5
2.9

5.1
1.9
3.5
3.6

126.6
173.7
221.8
189.0

126.4
173.9
222.6
189.7

126.8
174.7
223.4
189.9

126.9
174.4
224.1
190.7

.0
3.7
5.9
2.9

3.9
5.1
5.5
4.9

.0
10.0
4.6
4.6

1.0
1.6
4.2
3.6

1.9
4.4
5.7
3.9

.5
5.7
4.4
4.1

149.4

149.7

150.0

150.1

2.8

3.3

3.6

1.9

3.0

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 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 ..................................
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:

146.6
140.4
146.0
130.3
130.5
132.9
138.8
156.9
160.3
105.1
155.6
157.8

146.8
140.7
146.3
130.5
131.1
135.1
139.2
157.1
160.7
105.8
155.8
158.1

147.0
140.9
146.5
130.6
131.4
136.0
139.4
157.6
161.1
106.2
156.0
158.3

147.0
140.9
146.5
130.3
130.8
135.1
139.2
157.8
161.4
105.1
156.3
158.5

2.3
2.4
2.5
1.6
.3
2.4
1.2
2.7
3.1
3.1
2.9
2.9

3.4
3.2
3.1
2.5
1.2
-3.0
2.4
5.1
3.1
2.7
3.2
3.1

3.6
3.5
3.6
2.8
1.2
2.8
2.3
4.5
4.4
-.8
4.0
4.2

1.1
1.4
1.4
.0
.9
6.8
1.2
2.3
2.8
.0
1.8
1.8

2.8
2.8
2.8
2.0
.8
-.3
1.8
3.8
3.1
2.9
3.1
3.0

2.4
2.5
2.5
1.4
1.1
4.8
1.7
3.4
3.6
-.4
2.9
3.0

138.9
100.3
170.5

138.8
102.3
171.1

138.8
102.6
171.5

138.8
100.7
171.9

.9
6.3
3.7

2.4
4.9
3.9

3.2
-1.2
4.3

-.3
1.6
3.3

1.6
5.6
3.8

1.5
.2
3.8

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)
Indexes

Percent change to
July 1995 fromJuly
May
June
1994
1995
1995

Percent change to
June 1995 fromJune
Apr.
May
1994
1995
1995

Area

Pricing
schedule
1/

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

M

151.9

152.2

152.5

152.5

2.8

0.2

0.0

3.0

0.4

0.2

M
M
M
M

158.3
159.0
156.3
157.0

158.5
159.2
156.4
157.1

158.9
159.6
156.5
157.2

159.2
159.8
157.5
157.8

2.6
2.6
2.1
3.2

.4
.4
.7
.4

.2
.1
.6
.4

2.6
2.7
2.0
2.6

.4
.4
.1
.1

.3
.3
.1
.1

Apr.
1995

May
1995

June
1995

July
1995

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

148.1
149.0
146.9
149.5

148.3
149.0
147.3
150.0

148.7
149.5
147.7
149.9

148.8
149.5
148.0
149.6

3.1
2.8
3.1
3.2

.3
.3
.5
-.3

.1
.0
.2
-.2

3.3
3.0
3.3
3.6

.4
.3
.5
.3

.3
.3
.3
-.1

M

143.9

144.6

145.4

146.0

4.1

1.0

.4

4.0

1.0

.6

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

148.4
148.3
150.9
147.3

148.8
148.7
150.8
147.6

149.1
148.8
151.3
148.5

149.2
148.8
151.5
148.4

2.9
2.4
3.0
3.2

.3
.1
.5
.5

.1
.0
.1
-.1

3.0
2.4
3.2
3.5

.5
.3
.3
.8

.2
.1
.3
.6

M

147.1

148.0

147.8

148.1

3.8

.1

.2

3.7

.5

-.1

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

M
M
M

153.2
154.0
155.9

153.5
154.2
156.4

153.6
154.1
156.6

153.5
154.0
156.7

2.7
2.1
4.5

.0
-.1
.2

-.1
-.1
.1

3.2
2.5
5.4

.3
.1
.4

.1
-.1
.1

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

M
M
M
M

137.5
151.6
151.0
147.7

137.7
151.8
151.4
148.5

137.9
152.1
151.8
148.9

137.9
152.6
151.8
149.1

2.5
3.0
3.4
3.7

.1
.5
.3
.4

.0
.3
.0
.1

2.7
3.1
3.7
3.8

.3
.3
.5
.8

.1
.2
.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

153.1
154.7
161.4
157.8
151.5

153.0
155.1
161.8
157.8
151.3

153.5
154.8
162.2
158.4
151.7

153.6
154.5
162.3
158.9
151.5

3.6
1.8
2.6
2.3
1.7

.4
-.4
.3
.7
.1

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

3.6
2.3
2.8
2.5
2.4

.3
.1
.5
.4
.1

.3
-.2
.2
.4
.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

151.5
157.8
148.1
148.3
145.6
156.1

2.2
2.5
3.1
3.4
2.6
2.8

.7
.1
.5
-.2
.7
.9

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

2
2
2
2

Selected local areas

145.0
148.1
138.0
148.9

150.4
157.7
147.4
148.6
144.6
154.7
-

144.4
148.3
139.9
149.2

-

-

-

-

2.1
2.4
1.8
3.6

-.4
.1
1.4
.2

-

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
July 1995 fromJuly
May
June
1994
1995
1995

Percent change to
June 1995 fromJune
Apr.
May
1994
1995
1995

Area

Pricing
schedule
1/

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

M

149.3

149.6

149.9

149.9

2.8

0.2

0.0

3.1

0.4

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

155.8
155.4
154.2
158.6

156.1
155.7
154.3
158.8

156.4
156.1
154.5
158.9

156.6
156.1
155.3
159.2

2.6
2.6
2.0
3.1

.3
.3
.6
.3

.1
.0
.5
.2

2.7
2.8
2.0
2.8

.4
.5
.2
.2

.2
.3
.1
.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

145.0
145.3
143.4
146.9

145.2
145.2
143.9
147.5

145.6
145.7
144.2
147.4

145.5
145.6
144.1
147.1

3.0
2.8
2.9
3.2

.2
.3
.1
-.3

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

3.3
3.0
3.4
3.7

.4
.3
.6
.3

.3
.3
.2
-.1

M

142.2

142.9

143.7

144.2

3.8

.9

.3

3.8

1.1

.6

Apr.
1995

May
1995

June
1995

July
1995

Region and area size 2/

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

147.0
146.4
147.4
147.3

147.4
147.1
147.4
147.8

147.8
147.2
147.8
148.6

147.8
147.2
147.9
148.5

2.9
2.5
2.9
3.3

.3
.1
.3
.5

.0
.0
.1
-.1

3.2
2.6
3.2
3.7

.5
.5
.3
.9

.3
.1
.3
.5

M

147.3

148.2

148.1

148.3

3.8

.1

.1

3.8

.5

-.1

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

M
M
M

150.3
149.6
152.8

150.6
149.7
153.8

150.7
149.8
153.8

150.5
149.5
153.7

2.6
2.0
4.1

-.1
-.1
-.1

-.1
-.2
-.1

3.1
2.6
5.1

.3
.1
.7

.1
.1
.0

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

M
M
M
M

136.6
148.9
150.2
147.0

136.8
149.1
150.7
147.9

137.0
149.4
151.1
148.2

136.9
149.7
150.9
148.4

2.5
2.9
3.3
3.6

.1
.4
.1
.3

-.1
.2
-.1
.1

2.8
3.0
3.8
3.8

.3
.3
.6
.8

.1
.2
.3
.2

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

148.3
149.5
157.5
157.4
149.4

148.2
149.8
158.0
157.4
149.0

148.5
149.7
158.4
158.1
149.6

148.7
149.3
158.3
158.5
149.3

3.5
1.9
2.5
2.3
1.8

.3
-.3
.2
.7
.2

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

3.4
2.5
2.7
2.5
2.7

.1
.1
.6
.4
.1

.2
-.1
.3
.4
.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

150.5
156.6
140.3
146.5
145.2
153.5

2.2
2.4
2.9
3.6
2.7
2.7

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

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/

144.5
143.6
137.6
142.6

149.4
156.5
139.9
146.8
144.2
152.3
-

144.4
143.7
139.5
143.0

-

-

-

-

2.7
2.5
1.8
3.8

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.

-.1
.1
1.4
.3

-

3/
NOTE:

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.