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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. (EST)
Friday, July 14, 1995

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX--JUNE 1995
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose
0.2 percent before seasonal adjustment in June to 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 June, the CPI-U increased 3.0 percent.
The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical
Workers (CPI-W) also increased 0.2 percent in June, prior to
seasonal adjustment. The June 1995 CPI-W level of 149.9 was 3.1
percent higher than the index in June 1994.
CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
___________________________________
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U rose 0.1 percent in
June. The food index rose 0.1 percent in June, the same as in May.
Energy costs advanced for the third consecutive month--up 0.5
percent in June. Excluding food and energy, the CPI-U advanced 0.2
percent for the second consecutive month, after registering an
increase of either 0.3 and 0.4 percent in each of the first 4
months of 1995. The moderation in the last 2 months 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
| 1994
1995
| ended |ended
|___________________________________|
|
| Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June|June95 |Jun95
____________________________________________________________________
All items
|
.2
.3
.3
.2
.4
.3
.1
3.2
3.0
Food and beverages|
.6 -.2
.3
.0
.7
.1
.1
3.6
2.9
Housing
|
.0
.4
.3
.2
.3
.1
.2
2.5
2.5
Apparel and upkeep| -.2
.7 -.6
.0 -.1 -.3 -.3 -2.7
-2.5
Transportation
|
.2
.6
.4
.6
.7
.4
.4
6.5
5.5
Medical care
|
.5
.3
.3
.3
.3
.3
.3
3.7
4.5
Entertainment
|
.1
.4
.2
.0
.3
.5 -.2
2.4
2.3
Other goods & serv|
.3
.0
.8
.1
.2
.4
.4
4.4
3.9
Special indexes: |
Energy
| -.1
.3 -.1 -.5
.4
.5
.5
5.4
3.4
Food
|
.8 -.3
.3
.0
.7
.1
.1
3.6
3.1
AI - food & energy|
.1
.4
.3
.3
.4
.2
.2
3.0
3.0
____________________________________________________________________
Consumer prices rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate
(SAAR) of 3.2 percent in the second quarter, the same as in the
first quarter of 1995. The 3.2 percent annual rate during the
first 6 months of 1995 compares with an increase of 2.7 percent for
all of 1994. Thus far in 1995, as throughout most of the preceding
4 years, the food and energy components have continued to act as
moderating influences on consumer price movements. Through the
first 6 months of 1995, the food index increased at a 1.8 percent
annual rate and energy costs have risen at a 2.1 percent rate. A
0.3 percent decrease at an annual rate in the index for energy
services partially offset a rise at a 4.7 percent rate in the index
for petroleum-based energy goods.
Excluding food and energy, the CPI-U has advanced at a 3.6
percent annual rate thus far in 1995. This follows a 2.6 percent
increase in all of 1994. The acceleration in 1995 thus far
reflects an increase in charges for services, particularly those
for shelter and transportation. The index for services less
energy, which increased 3.2 percent in 1994, has risen at a 4.5
percent rate in 1995. The index for commodities less food and
energy has risen at a 1.6 percent annual rate, following a 1.4

percent increase in all of 1994. The rates for selected groups
during the past 8-1/2 years are shown below.
Percent change 12 months
ended in December

All Items
Food and beverages
Housing
Apparel and upkeep
Transportation
Medical care
Entertainment
Other goods & services
Special indexes:
Energy
Food
All Items less food
and energy

SAAR 3
Mos end
in June

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

4.6
5.5
3.9
1.0
4.0
8.5
5.1
8.2

6.1
5.3
4.5
5.1
10.4
9.6
4.3
7.6

3.1
2.5
3.4
3.4
-1.5
7.9
3.9
8.0

2.9
1.6
2.6
1.4
3.0
6.6
2.8
6.5

2.7
2.7
2.7
.9
2.4
5.4
2.8
2.7

2.7
2.7
2.2
-1.6
3.8
4.9
2.3
4.2

3.2
1.9
3.0
-1.2
6.4
3.7
2.4
4.0

5.1
5.6

18.1
5.3

-7.4
1.9

2.0
1.5

-1.4
2.9

2.2
2.9

2.1
1.8

4.4

5.2

4.4

3.3

3.2

2.6

3.6

The food and beverage index rose 0.1 percent in June, the same
as in May. Grocery store food prices were unchanged on average in
June. The index for fruits and vegetables rose 0.7 percent as a
4.5 percent increase in the index for fresh fruits more than offset
a 3.0 percent drop in fresh vegetable prices. (Prior to seasonal
adjustment, fresh fruit prices fell 1.5 percent.) The index for
processed fruits and vegetables increased 0.4 percent. Among other
major grocery store food groups, the index for cereal and bakery
products rose 0.2 percent; the indexes for dairy products and for
meats, poultry, fish, and eggs each declined; and the index for
other food at home was unchanged. Within the index for meats,
poultry, fish, and eggs, the indexes for beef and pork fell again
in June and each was lower than a year ago. Poultry prices rose
0.9 percent in June, but were still lower than a year earlier. The
other two components of the food and beverage index--restaurant
meals and alcoholic beverages--each rose 0.1 percent in June.
The housing component rose 0.2 percent in June. Shelter costs
increased 0.2 percent, following advances of 0.4 percent in each of
the 2 preceding months. Within shelter, renters' costs increased

0.1 percent; homeowners' costs, 0.2 percent; and maintenance and
repair costs, 0.3 percent. The index for fuel and utilities, which
declined 0.4 percent in May, rose
0.4 percent in June. The index for household fuels increased 0.5
percent, as a 1.1 percent decrease in charges for natural gas
partially offset increases in the indexes for fuel oil and
electricity of 0.9 and 1.1 percent, respectively. (Prior to
seasonal adjustment, charges for electricity rose 6.6 percent,
reflecting the switch to higher summer rates in some areas.) The
index for other utilities and public services rose 0.3 percent,
reflecting moderate increases in the indexes for water and sewerage
maintenance, refuse collection, and local telephone service
charges. The index for household furnishings and operation
declined 0.2 percent in June.
The transportation index rose 0.4 percent in June and has risen
at a 6.4 percent annual rate during the first 6 months of 1995. A
sharp advance in airline fares was responsible for the June
increase in the transportation index. The index for airline fares
rose 8.4 percent in June and has increased 20.4 percent in the
first half of 1995 after registering a 9.5 percent decline in all
of 1994. The index for gasoline increased for the third
consecutive month--up 0.4 percent in June--but by substantially
less than in May. (Prior to seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices
rose 2.0 percent.) The index for new vehicles continued to
increase moderately, advancing 0.2 percent in June and at a 2.7
percent annual rate in the first half of 1995. Automobile finance
charges, which turned down in May after increasing by 1.0 percent
or more in each of the preceding 13 months, fell 2.4 percent in
June. The index for used cars also declined for the second
consecutive month--down 1.1 percent in June--after increasing 15.8
percent in the 12-month period ended in April.
The index for apparel and upkeep declined 0.3 percent in June,
reflecting somewhat larger than usual seasonal price declines for
most clothing items. (Prior to seasonal adjustment, clothing
prices fell 2.4 percent.)
Medical care costs have increased 0.3 percent in each of the
first 6 months of 1995. As of June, the index was 4.5 percent
higher than a year earlier. The index for medical care
commodities--prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and medical
supplies--registered its first monthly increase in 1995, up 0.3
percent in June. The index for medical care services rose 0.3
percent. Charges for professional services and hospital and

related services each increased 0.3 percent.
Entertainment costs declined 0.2 percent in June. A 2.3
percent decrease in the index for fees for participant sports was
largely responsible for the June decrease.
The index for other goods and services increased 0.4 percent in
June, the same as in May. The index for tobacco and smoking
products rose 0.9 percent in June, following a 0.5 percent increase
in May. These advances follow an increase in wholesale prices
announced in early May, the first since November 1993.
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 June.

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
1995
| ended |ended
|___________________________________|
|
| Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June|June95 |Jun95
____________________________________________________________________
All items
| .2
.3
.3
.3
.3
.2
.1
2.7
3.1
Food and beverages| .6 -.2
.3
.0
.7
.1
.0
3.0
2.8
Housing
| .0
.4
.2
.2
.2
.2
.1
2.2
2.4
Apparel and upkeep| -.3
.7 -.3
.1 -.1 -.5 -.1
-2.4
-2.1
Transportation
| .4
.7
.4
.7
.6
.4
.2
5.0
5.9
Medical care
| .5
.3
.3
.3
.3
.3
.3
3.7
4.5
Entertainment
| .0
.4
.2
.0
.3
.4 -.1
2.7
2.2
Other goods & serv| .3 -.1
.7
.1
.1
.4
.4
4.2
3.7
Special indexes: |
Energy
| -.1
.2 -.1 -.4
.3
.7
.4
5.5
3.7
Food
| .7 -.1
.2
.0
.8
.0
.1
3.3
2.9
AI - food & energy| .2
.4
.3
.4
.3
.2
.1
2.6
3.1

____________________________________________________________________

Consumer Price Index data for July will be released on Friday,
August 11, 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
May
June
1994
1995
1995

Unadjusted
percent change to
June 1995 fromJune 1994
May 1995

Seasonally adjusted
percent change fromMar. to
Apr. to
May to
Apr.
May
June

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

100.000
-

152.2
455.8

152.5
456.7

3.0
-

0.2
-

0.4
-

0.3
-

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

17.412
15.838
9.934
1.464
2.892
1.169
2.013
2.396
.326
.249
.796
1.026
5.904
1.574

148.7
148.3
148.7
166.6
137.3
132.8
181.0
140.8
137.3
137.1
131.7
151.3
148.6
153.9

148.4
147.9
148.1
167.5
137.1
132.2
177.5
140.6
137.3
136.4
131.5
151.2
148.8
154.0

2.9
3.1
3.6
2.5
-.1
.0
9.8
5.8
1.8
2.2
13.6
2.7
2.3
1.5

-.2
-.3
-.4
.5
-.1
-.5
-1.9
-.1
.0
-.5
-.2
-.1
.1
.1

.7
.7
1.1
.6
-.2
.4
5.1
.3
.1
.2
.5
.2
.1
.3

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

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

Housing ..................................
Shelter ................................
Renters' costs 1/ ....................
Rent, residential ..................

41.187
28.042
7.955
5.765

147.6
164.8
173.7
157.2

148.5
165.5
174.7
157.5

2.5
3.4
3.0
2.7

.6
.4
.6
.2

.3
.4
.4
.2

.1
.4
.4
.3

.2
.2
.1
.2

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

2.190
19.889
19.501
.389
.198
.120

203.4
170.0
170.3
157.4
134.6
139.4

206.6
170.6
170.9
158.1
135.0
139.4

3.9
3.5
3.5
4.1
2.7
3.0

1.6
.4
.4
.4
.3
.0

1.0
.4
.3
.3
.0
.1

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

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

.078
7.093
3.859

128.1
122.5
109.8

129.0
125.0
113.8

2.2
.6
-.1

.7
2.0
3.6

-.5
.2
.2

.4
-.4
-.7

.7
.4
.5

.360

88.3

87.9

.2

-.5

-.1

.8

.7

3.499

117.2

121.9

-.2

4.0

.3

-.9

.5

3.234
6.052
3.508
1.088
1.455

152.3
122.7
111.0
136.4
143.3

152.7
122.5
110.7
136.4
143.1

1.5
.9
-.8
3.0
3.4

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

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

.1
.0
-.3
.1
.5

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

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

133.4
130.2
127.9
129.6
123.6
126.6
150.3
157.7

130.5
127.1
125.5
124.4
121.6
124.6
153.6
156.9

-2.5
-2.8
-.3
-5.5
-5.3
-2.1
2.6
.9

-2.2
-2.4
-1.9
-4.0
-1.6
-1.6
2.2
-.5

-.1
-.1
-.9
.6
-2.1
.4
-.8
.1

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

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

17.139
15.623
5.059
4.052
1.318
3.106
1.536
4.604

140.3
137.5
141.1
139.3
157.7
104.2
104.2
153.8
170.5

141.1
137.9
141.0
139.1
158.3
106.1
106.3
153.6
169.9

5.5
5.3
2.6
2.4
12.3
8.0
8.6
2.5
5.3

.6
.3
-.1
-.1
.4
1.8
2.0
-.1
-.4

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

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

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

.618

104.7

104.6

1.2

-.1

.0

.3

.1

3.986
1.516

185.9
176.7

185.2
182.5

5.9
7.4

-.4
3.3

.8
2.6

-.1
.6

-.2
5.1

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

7.266
1.291
5.974
3.416

219.3
203.4
223.0
200.2

219.8
203.8
223.5
200.8

4.5
1.6
5.1
4.4

.2
.2
.2
.3

.3
.0
.4
.2

.3
.0
.4
.5

.3
.3
.3
.3

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

4.335
1.968
2.366

153.6
138.1
171.8

153.2
138.1
171.2

2.3
1.5
2.9

-.3
.0
-.3

.3
.5
.2

.5
.1
.7

-.2
.1
-.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

204.9
225.3
146.6

205.3
226.4
146.7

3.9
2.6
1.0

.2
.5
.1

.2
.3
.2

.4
.5
.2

.4
.9
.1

.622
.553
4.223
.251
3.972

142.9
150.6
232.3
212.2
234.0

142.8
151.0
232.5
212.7
234.2

.7
1.5
5.3
4.0
5.3

-.1
.3
.1
.2
.1

.0
.3
.2
.3
.2

.5
-.1
.4
.0
.4

-.1
.3
.3
.4
.4

100.000
43.386
17.412
25.974
15.375
5.097

152.2
136.9
148.7
129.7
130.8
130.2

152.5
136.6
148.4
129.4
130.4
127.1

3.0
2.3
2.9
2.0
1.6
-2.8

.2
-.2
-.2
-.2
-.3
-2.4

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

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

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

10.278
10.599
56.614
27.422

134.2
128.1
167.7
171.5

135.1
128.0
168.6
172.2

3.8
2.5
3.6
3.4

.7
-.1
.5
.4

.7
.4
.4
.4

1.7
-.1
.3
.3

.7
-.1
.3
.3

8.731
7.038
5.974
7.450

137.1
175.9
223.0
191.7

139.5
176.8
223.5
191.5

1.3
5.6
5.1
3.9

1.8
.5
.2
-.1

.2
1.1
.4
.2

-.2
.2
.4
.4

.1
1.0
.3
.1

84.162
71.958
80.111
92.734
27.548

152.9
148.6
153.4
148.4
130.6

153.3
148.8
153.7
148.7
130.4

3.0
2.9
2.9
2.9
2.0

.3
.1
.2
.2
-.2

.3
.5
.4
.4
.2

.3
.1
.2
.2
.2

.2
.2
.2
.2
.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 .........................
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:

16.950
11.852
32.788
29.192
50.640
6.965
93.035
77.197

132.1
135.2
139.9
175.8
162.6
106.3
158.3
160.8

131.7
136.0
139.6
176.9
163.5
109.3
158.3
160.9

1.5
3.5
2.3
3.8
3.4
3.4
3.0
3.0

-.3
.6
-.2
.6
.6
2.8
.0
.1

.0
.7
.4
.5
.4
.4
.4
.4

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

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

24.082
3.466
53.115

139.6
102.6
172.9

138.9
104.3
173.4

1.2
7.3
3.8

-.5
1.7
.3

.2
.5
.4

.0
1.8
.3

-.1
.4
.3

-

$.657
.219

$.656
.219

-3.0
-

-.2
-

-.3
-

-.2
-

-.2
-

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
Mar.
1995

Apr.
1995

May
1995

June
1995

Sept.
1994

Seasonally adjusted annual rate
percent change for
3 months ended6 months endedDec.
Mar.
June
Dec.
June
1994
1995
1995
1994
1995

Expenditure category
All items ....................................
Food and beverages .........................
Food .....................................
Food at home ...........................
Cereals and bakery products ..........
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .......

147.4
147.1
146.8
165.6
137.8

148.5
148.2
148.4
166.6
137.5

148.6
148.3
148.5
166.6
137.5

148.7
148.4
148.5
167.0
137.2

3.6

1.9

3.2

3.2

2.7

3.2

4.8
5.1
6.9
4.5
.3

3.3
3.9
4.2
.5
-2.3

.3
.0
-1.4
1.5
3.6

3.6
3.6
4.7
3.4
-1.7

4.1
4.5
5.5
2.5
-1.0

1.9
1.8
1.6
2.4
.9

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

132.0
170.7
140.2
136.3
136.4
132.1
150.2
148.1
152.8

132.5
179.4
140.6
136.5
136.7
132.7
150.5
148.3
153.2

133.4
179.0
140.5
137.0
136.7
131.5
151.1
148.6
153.6

132.2
180.3
140.5
137.3
136.3
131.3
151.3
148.7
153.8

-3.0
9.3
21.8
1.2
3.3
72.0
4.4
2.2
.0

1.5
25.2
.6
.3
3.9
1.2
-.5
2.8
1.9

.6
-14.3
1.4
2.4
2.1
-2.4
4.1
2.5
1.6

.6
24.5
.9
3.0
-.3
-2.4
3.0
1.6
2.6

-.8
17.0
10.7
.7
3.6
31.9
1.9
2.5
.9

.6
3.3
1.1
2.7
.9
-2.4
3.5
2.0
2.1

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

147.2
163.8
172.0
156.7
201.7
169.2
169.5
157.4
134.2
138.8
128.2
123.1
110.4

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

2.8
3.8
1.4
3.4
-2.6
4.7
4.7
5.1
.3
1.2
-.6
.0
.4

1.4
2.5
2.4
2.1
2.9
2.4
2.4
4.2
3.4
3.6
2.6
.3
-.4

3.6
3.7
4.5
2.6
9.2
3.4
3.4
5.2
4.6
5.4
4.5
1.3
-.4

2.5
3.7
3.5
2.6
6.1
3.8
3.8
1.8
2.4
1.7
2.5
1.0
.0

2.1
3.2
1.9
2.8
.1
3.5
3.5
4.7
1.8
2.4
1.0
.2
.0

3.0
3.7
4.0
2.6
7.6
3.6
3.6
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
1.1
-.2

87.4

87.3

88.0

88.6

2.3

-5.3

-1.4

5.6

-1.6

2.1

118.2
151.9
122.6
111.0
136.3
143.1

118.5
152.2
122.5
111.1
136.0
142.9

117.4
152.3
122.5
110.8
136.2
143.6

118.0
152.7
122.3
110.6
136.0
143.1

.0
-.3
.3
-.7
2.1
1.5

.0
.8
-1.0
-2.1
.0
.6

.0
3.5
5.4
1.1
11.3
12.0

-.7
2.1
-1.0
-1.4
-.9
.0

.0
.3
-.3
-1.4
1.1
1.0

-.3
2.8
2.2
-.2
5.0
5.8

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
128.8
127.1
126.5
128.3
125.4
153.9
157.6

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

-4.7
-5.4
3.5
-12.0
5.1
-6.5
3.8
2.1

-3.0
-3.3
-7.3
-3.7
3.4
-1.3
1.6
.3

.3
.0
6.5
-4.9
-6.3
2.9
5.4
3.1

-2.7
-2.5
-3.4
-1.3
-20.9
-3.2
-.3
-1.8

-3.8
-4.4
-2.0
-7.9
4.3
-3.9
2.7
1.2

-1.2
-1.2
1.4
-3.1
-13.9
-.2
2.5
.6

Transportation .............................
Private transportation ...................
New vehicles ...........................

138.7
136.3
139.9

139.7
137.1
140.6

140.3
137.6
140.8

140.9
137.6
141.1

7.7
7.9
5.0

1.2
4.3
-.3

6.3
4.8
2.0

6.5
3.9
3.5

4.4
6.1
2.3

6.4
4.4
2.7

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

138.1
160.0
100.9
100.8
152.6
169.6

138.9
160.7
101.5
101.4
153.1
170.7

139.0
159.6
103.5
103.5
153.8
170.6

139.2
157.8
103.8
103.9
153.6
170.4

4.8
7.6
22.5
23.6
3.5
4.3

.3
18.8
.8
.8
2.7
8.1

1.5
31.5
-1.6
-1.2
1.3
7.4

3.2
-5.4
12.0
12.9
2.6
1.9

2.5
13.1
11.1
11.6
3.1
6.2

2.3
11.6
5.0
5.6
2.0
4.6

104.5

104.5

104.8

104.9

-1.2

1.9

2.3

1.5

.4

1.9

185.0
170.9

186.5
175.3

186.3
176.4

185.9
185.4

5.1
4.2

9.1
-22.9

7.9
19.4

2.0
38.5

7.1
-10.4

4.9
28.6

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

218.2
203.1
221.4
198.7

218.8
203.2
222.2
199.1

219.5
203.2
223.0
200.0

220.2
203.8
223.7
200.6

5.0
2.8
5.6
4.2

5.6
3.2
6.1
5.7

3.8
-.6
4.6
3.9

3.7
1.4
4.2
3.9

5.3
3.0
5.8
5.0

3.7
.4
4.4
3.9

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

152.4
137.1
170.5

152.9
137.8
170.8

153.6
138.0
172.0

153.3
138.1
171.4

1.9
3.0
1.2

2.1
.3
3.6

2.4
-.3
4.8

2.4
2.9
2.1

2.0
1.6
2.4

2.4
1.3
3.5

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 ......

204.9
221.8
146.0

205.4
222.5
146.3

206.2
223.7
146.6

207.1
225.8
146.7

3.3
3.9
-.3

4.5
2.7
1.9

3.6
-3.0
.5

4.4
7.4
1.9

3.8
3.3
.8

4.0
2.1
1.2

142.2
150.2
232.9
212.2
234.3

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

.0
-.3
4.0
3.2
4.2

2.3
1.4
5.8
2.1
5.9

-1.1
2.7
7.4
7.9
7.3

1.7
2.1
3.7
2.7
3.8

1.1
.5
4.9
2.6
5.0

.3
2.4
5.5
5.3
5.5

135.8
147.4
128.6
129.3
128.8

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

3.6
4.0
4.8
3.5
2.8
-5.4

1.9
1.5
3.3
.3
-.9
-3.3

3.2
1.5
.3
1.9
1.2
.0

3.2
2.4
3.6
1.9
3.1
-2.5

2.7
2.7
4.1
1.9
.9
-4.4

3.2
1.9
1.9
1.9
2.2
-1.2

131.1
127.7
167.1
170.7

132.0
128.2
167.7
171.3

134.2
128.1
168.2
171.8

135.1
128.0
168.7
172.4

8.2
2.6
3.2
3.6

-3.9
2.9
2.5
2.2

-1.2
3.8
4.7
3.8

12.8
.9
3.9
4.0

2.0
2.7
2.8
2.9

5.6
2.4
4.3
3.9

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

of shelter 1/ ........................
Transportation services ..................
Medical care services ....................
Other services ...........................

137.7
173.8
221.4
191.9

138.0
175.7
222.2
192.2

137.7
176.0
223.0
193.0

137.9
177.8
223.7
193.2

.3
4.6
5.6
2.6

1.2
-.2
6.1
4.6

2.7
8.7
4.6
5.8

.6
9.5
4.2
2.7

.7
2.1
5.8
3.6

1.6
9.1
4.4
4.3

152.0
147.6
152.5
147.3
129.7
130.7
132.4
138.6
175.1
162.0
105.1
157.5
160.1

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

3.3
3.6
3.3
3.4
2.8
2.8
7.2
3.6
2.8
2.8
9.2
3.2
2.6

1.9
1.7
1.9
1.9
.6
-.6
-3.3
1.5
2.8
2.0
.4
2.3
2.0

3.8
3.0
3.2
3.0
1.9
1.2
-.6
1.2
5.2
4.8
-1.1
3.4
4.1

3.2
3.3
3.2
3.3
1.9
2.8
11.3
2.9
4.2
3.8
5.4
3.3
3.0

2.6
2.6
2.6
2.7
1.7
1.1
1.8
2.5
2.8
2.4
4.7
2.7
2.3

3.5
3.2
3.2
3.2
1.9
2.0
5.2
2.0
4.7
4.3
2.1
3.4
3.6

138.8
99.5
172.0

139.1
100.0
172.7

139.1
101.8
173.3

139.0
102.2
173.8

.9
20.3
3.6

.3
.4
2.6

2.6
-1.6
4.8

.6
11.3
4.3

.6
9.9
3.1

1.6
4.7
4.5

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
May
June
1994
1995
1995
Expenditure category

Unadjusted
percent change to
June 1995 fromJune 1994
May 1995

Seasonally adjusted
percent change fromMar. to
Apr. to
May to
Apr.
May
June

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

100.000
-

149.6
445.6

149.9
446.5

3.1
-

0.2
-

0.3
-

0.2
-

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

148.1
147.7
147.8
166.3
136.9
132.5
179.8
140.4
137.3
136.9
131.0
151.0
148.5
153.4

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

2.8
2.9
3.4
2.6
-.3
-.2
9.7
5.7
1.9
2.2
12.5
2.8
2.3
1.4

-.2
-.2
-.4
.6
-.2
-.5
-1.7
-.1
.0
-.4
-.2
.0
.1
.0

.7
.8
1.0
.5
-.4
.3
5.3
.3
.1
.1
.6
.1
.1
.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

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

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

144.6
160.3
152.0
156.9
203.8
155.1
155.3
144.6
134.1
142.3

145.5
160.9
152.6
157.2
206.2
155.6
155.8
145.2
134.4
142.4

2.4
3.3
2.8
2.7
3.6
3.5
3.5
4.4
2.2
2.4

.6
.4
.4
.2
1.2
.3
.3
.4
.2
.1

.2
.3
.4
.2
1.0
.3
.3
.3
.0
.1

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

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

.085
7.329
3.958

123.2
122.0
109.1

123.8
124.6
113.1

2.0
.5
-.4

.5
2.1
3.7

-.2
.1
.1

.2
-.2
-.6

.5
.3
.5

.331

88.2

87.8

.2

-.5

-.2

.8

.7

3.627

116.3

121.1

-.3

4.1

.1

-.7

.4

3.372
5.676
3.432
1.122
1.122

152.8
121.5
109.8
136.6
146.2

153.2
121.3
109.5
136.7
146.1

1.4
1.1
-.5
3.0
4.1

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

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

.1
.0
-.1
.1
.3

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

Apparel and upkeep .......................

5.661

132.1

129.6

-2.1

-1.9

-.1

-.5

-.1

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

5.136
1.329
2.214
.263
.827
.503
.524

129.1
127.8
128.1
123.9
127.4
146.9
157.1

126.4
125.6
123.2
122.4
125.5
151.5
156.5

-2.5
.2
-4.9
-5.6
-2.1
2.2
1.0

-2.1
-1.7
-3.8
-1.2
-1.5
3.1
-.4

-.2
-1.1
.9
-1.5
.2
-1.6
.1

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

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

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

140.1
138.3
141.9
138.9
158.4
104.2
104.3
154.6
166.5

140.8
138.7
141.8
138.7
159.1
106.2
106.4
154.5
166.0

5.9
5.9
2.6
2.3
12.4
8.1
8.7
2.7
5.5

.5
.3
-.1
-.1
.4
1.9
2.0
-.1
-.3

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

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

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

.780

103.9

103.8

1.0

-.1

.0

.3

.1

4.447
1.156

182.2
172.5

181.6
177.2

6.4
6.8

-.3
2.7

.8
2.5

-.2
1.0

-.3
3.6

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

6.173
1.063
5.110
2.920

218.7
201.0
222.6
201.2

219.2
201.5
223.2
201.9

4.5
1.4
5.2
4.6

.2
.2
.3
.3

.3
-.1
.4
.3

.3
.0
.4
.4

.3
.2
.4
.3

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

4.005
2.054
1.951

151.5
137.5
171.8

151.2
137.4
171.2

2.2
1.3
3.0

-.2
-.1
-.3

.3
.4
.2

.4
.1
.7

-.1
.1
-.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 ....

6.900
2.128
1.139

202.5
225.4
146.8

203.0
226.5
146.8

3.7
2.6
1.0

.2
.5
.0

.1
.2
.3

.4
.5
.2

.4
.9
.0

.646
.493
3.633
.220
3.413

143.7
150.6
228.0
213.2
229.5

143.5
150.9
228.4
213.6
229.8

.8
1.3
5.2
3.5
5.2

-.1
.2
.2
.2
.1

.1
.3
.2
.4
.2

.4
-.1
.4
.0
.4

-.1
.2
.3
.2
.4

100.000

149.6

149.9

3.1

.2

.3

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

47.499
19.320
28.180
16.400
5.136

136.9
148.1
130.0
130.5
129.1

136.7
147.8
129.9
130.3
126.4

2.6
2.8
2.6
1.9
-2.5

-.1
-.2
-.1
-.2
-2.1

.4
.7
.2
.2
-.2

.2
.1
.2
.6
-.5

.0
.0
.1
.2
-.1

11.263
11.780
52.501
25.206

134.2
128.1
165.1
154.2

135.2
128.1
166.0
154.8

4.0
3.5
3.5
3.3

.7
.0
.5
.4

.8
.2
.4
.3

1.9
.0
.2
.3

.7
-.2
.2
.2

8.584
7.220
5.110
6.381

125.9
173.6
222.6
188.6

128.2
174.0
223.2
188.5

1.2
5.6
5.2
3.9

1.8
.2
.3
-.1

.2
1.0
.4
.2

-.2
.1
.4
.4

.3
.5
.4
.1

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

149.9
146.9
140.7
146.3
130.9
131.8
135.1
139.6
156.7
160.2
106.0
155.7
157.8

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

3.1
3.0
3.0
2.9
2.5
1.9
3.7
2.4
3.7
3.3
3.7
3.0
3.1

.3
.1
.2
.2
-.1
-.2
.7
-.1
.6
.6
2.8
.0
.1

.3
.4
.4
.4
.2
.2
.8
.4
.4
.4
.3
.4
.3

.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

25.720
4.150
48.874

139.1
103.1
170.5

138.6
104.8
170.9

1.7
7.5
3.8

-.4
1.6
.2

.1
.4
.4

-.1
2.0
.4

.0
.3
.2

-

$.668
.224

$.667
.224

-3.1
-

-.1
-

-.3
-

-.3
-

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

1/
2/
NOTE:

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
Mar.
1995

Apr.
1995

May
1995

June
1995

Sept.
1994

Seasonally adjusted annual rate
percent change for
3 months ended6 months endedDec.
Mar.
June
Dec.
June
1994
1995
1995
1994
1995

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

-

-

-

-

3.9

2.2

3.6

2.7

3.1

3.1

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

147.0
146.5
146.1
165.4
137.5
131.8
170.1
139.7
136.3
136.4
131.2
149.8
148.1
152.4

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
152.7

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
153.1

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
153.1

4.5
5.1
6.6
4.5
.3
-3.3
8.8
20.0
2.1
3.0
64.1
4.4
2.2
.5

3.3
3.3
3.9
.5
-2.6
1.8
25.3
.9
.3
3.6
1.2
.0
2.5
2.1

.3
.3
-1.1
1.7
3.6
.6
-14.1
1.4
2.4
2.7
-1.8
3.3
3.0
1.3

3.0
3.3
4.2
3.7
-2.3
.3
23.7
1.2
3.0
-.9
-2.1
3.5
1.4
1.8

3.9
4.2
5.2
2.5
-1.2
-.8
16.8
10.0
1.2
3.3
28.9
2.2
2.4
1.3

1.6
1.8
1.5
2.7
.6
.5
3.1
1.3
2.7
.9
-2.0
3.4
2.2
1.6

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

144.2
159.5
150.9
156.4
201.8
154.3
154.5
144.6
133.7
141.7
123.1
122.6

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

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

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

2.6
3.9
2.2
3.2
-2.4
4.9
4.9
6.2
.9
.9
.7
-.3

1.4
2.6
2.4
2.1
3.9
2.4
2.4
4.6
1.8
2.6
1.0
.0

3.4
3.3
3.2
2.6
7.2
3.2
3.2
5.1
4.0
4.1
4.0
1.3

2.2
3.6
3.5
2.8
5.7
3.7
3.7
1.7
2.1
2.0
2.3
.7

2.0
3.2
2.3
2.6
.7
3.6
3.6
5.4
1.4
1.7
.8
-.2

2.8
3.4
3.4
2.7
6.5
3.4
3.4
3.4
3.0
3.0
3.1
1.0

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

109.6

109.7

109.0

109.5

.0

.0

-.7

-.4

.0

-.5

87.4

87.2

87.9

88.5

2.3

-5.3

-.9

5.1

-1.6

2.1

117.3
152.3
121.3
109.8
136.3
146.2

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

.0
-.5
.7
-.4
1.8
2.0

.0
.5
-1.0
-2.2
.6
.9

-.7
3.2
5.5
1.8
9.6
14.3

-.7
2.4
-.7
-1.4
.3
.3

.0
.0
-.2
-1.3
1.2
1.4

-.7
2.8
2.4
.2
4.9
7.1

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

131.2
128.2
127.1
125.1
128.6
126.3
154.0
157.1

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

-3.8
-4.5
2.9
-11.0
5.4
-6.1
5.8
2.3

-4.2
-4.3
-7.7
-4.6
3.4
-2.2
-2.1
.0

1.9
1.6
9.3
-4.4
-9.6
3.9
12.3
3.1

-2.4
-2.8
-2.8
.6
-19.3
-3.7
-6.3
-1.5

-4.0
-4.4
-2.5
-7.9
4.4
-4.2
1.8
1.2

-.3
-.6
3.1
-1.9
-14.6
.0
2.6
.8

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

138.7
137.1
140.8
137.9
160.8
100.9
100.8
153.4
166.0

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

8.4
8.5
5.0
4.5
7.6
23.0
24.6
3.5
4.6

3.3
4.9
-.3
.0
17.8
.8
.0
2.9
7.7

7.2
6.7
2.3
2.1
32.8
-1.6
-.8
1.3
8.9

5.0
3.2
3.2
2.9
-4.9
12.0
12.9
2.9
1.2

5.8
6.7
2.3
2.2
12.6
11.3
11.6
3.2
6.2

6.1
5.0
2.7
2.5
12.4
5.0
5.8
2.1
5.0

103.7

103.7

104.0

104.1

-1.9

2.4

2.0

1.6

.2

1.8

181.5
167.1

182.9
171.3

182.6
173.0

182.1
179.2

5.7
3.6

8.8
-16.8

9.8
14.3

1.3
32.3

7.3
-7.1

5.5
23.0

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

217.4
201.1
221.0
199.6

218.1
200.9
221.8
200.1

218.7
200.8
222.6
201.0

219.4
201.3
223.4
201.7

4.7
1.8
5.4
4.4

6.0
4.1
6.3
5.7

3.6
-.6
4.7
3.9

3.7
.4
4.4
4.3

5.3
2.9
5.8
5.0

3.7
-.1
4.5
4.1

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

150.4
136.5
170.5

150.9
137.1
170.8

151.5
137.3
172.0

151.4
137.4
171.5

1.1
1.8
.5

2.4
.6
4.1

2.4
.3
5.1

2.7
2.7
2.4

1.8
1.2
2.3

2.6
1.5
3.7

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

201.9

202.2

203.1

204.0

3.7

3.9

2.8

4.2

3.8

3.5

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 ......

222.2
146.1

222.6
146.5

223.8
146.8

225.8
146.8

4.1
.3

2.4
1.9

-2.5
.0

6.6
1.9

3.2
1.1

2.0
1.0

142.9
150.2
228.2
213.1
229.5

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

.8
-1.1
4.5
2.1
4.6

2.5
1.6
5.3
1.7
5.7

-1.7
2.7
6.9
7.5
6.7

1.7
1.9
3.6
2.5
3.9

1.7
.3
4.9
1.9
5.2

.0
2.3
5.2
4.9
5.3

135.8
147.0
128.9
128.9
128.2

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

3.9
4.3
4.5
4.2
3.5
-4.5

2.2
1.8
3.3
.6
-.9
-4.3

3.6
2.1
.3
3.5
1.3
1.6

2.7
2.4
3.0
1.9
3.8
-2.8

3.1
3.0
3.9
2.4
1.3
-4.4

3.1
2.2
1.6
2.7
2.5
-.6

130.6
128.0
164.5
153.5

131.7
128.3
165.1
154.0

134.2
128.3
165.5
154.5

135.2
128.1
165.9
154.8

8.9
3.3
3.3
3.8

-4.4
3.9
3.0
2.1

-2.1
6.8
4.2
3.5

14.9
.3
3.4
3.4

2.0
3.6
3.1
3.0

6.0
3.5
3.8
3.4

126.4
172.0
221.0
188.6

126.6
173.7
221.8
189.0

126.4
173.9
222.6
189.7

126.8
174.7
223.4
189.9

.0
4.7
5.4
2.9

1.3
2.9
6.3
4.4

2.2
8.6
4.7
5.5

1.3
6.4
4.4
2.8

.6
3.8
5.8
3.6

1.8
7.5
4.5
4.1

148.9
146.0
139.9
145.4
130.0
130.2
131.9
138.2
156.3
159.6
104.8
155.0
157.3

149.4
146.6
140.4
146.0
130.3
130.5
132.9
138.8
156.9
160.3
105.1
155.6
157.8

149.7
146.8
140.7
146.3
130.5
131.1
135.1
139.2
157.1
160.7
105.8
155.8
158.1

150.0
147.0
140.9
146.5
130.6
131.4
136.0
139.4
157.6
161.1
106.2
156.0
158.3

3.3
3.7
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.5
7.5
3.9
2.9
2.9
10.5
3.2
2.9

2.2
2.2
2.3
2.0
.9
-.9
-3.5
1.8
3.2
2.3
.4
2.6
2.3

3.9
3.4
3.2
3.4
3.1
1.2
-1.5
.9
5.6
4.4
-1.1
3.7
4.4

3.0
2.8
2.9
3.1
1.9
3.7
13.0
3.5
3.4
3.8
5.5
2.6
2.6

2.8
3.0
2.9
2.8
2.4
1.2
1.8
2.8
3.1
2.6
5.3
2.9
2.6

3.4
3.1
3.0
3.2
2.5
2.5
5.5
2.2
4.5
4.1
2.1
3.1
3.5

138.7

138.9

138.8

138.8

1.5

.9

4.1

.3

1.2

2.2

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

99.9
169.9

100.3
170.5

102.3
171.1

102.6
171.5

21.2
3.7

.4
2.9

-1.6
4.9

11.3
3.8

10.3
3.3

4.6
4.3

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

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

Percent change to
May 1995 fromMay
Mar.
Apr.
1994
1995
1995

Area

Pricing
schedule
1/

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

M

151.4

151.9

152.2

152.5

3.0

0.4

0.2

3.2

0.5

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

158.0
158.7
155.9
156.6

158.3
159.0
156.3
157.0

158.5
159.2
156.4
157.1

158.9
159.6
156.5
157.2

2.6
2.7
2.0
2.6

.4
.4
.1
.1

.3
.3
.1
.1

2.8
2.9
2.4
2.9

.3
.3
.3
.3

.1
.1
.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

147.3
148.5
146.1
148.3

148.1
149.0
146.9
149.5

148.3
149.0
147.3
150.0

148.7
149.5
147.7
149.9

3.3
3.0
3.3
3.6

.4
.3
.5
.3

.3
.3
.3
-.1

3.5
3.1
3.7
3.9

.7
.3
.8
1.1

.1
.0
.3
.3

M

142.7

143.9

144.6

145.4

4.0

1.0

.6

4.2

1.3

.5

South urban
Size A Size B Size C Size D -

M
M
M
M

148.0
148.0
150.4
146.6

148.4
148.3
150.9
147.3

148.8
148.7
150.8
147.6

149.1
148.8
151.3
148.5

3.0
2.4
3.2
3.5

.5
.3
.3
.8

.2
.1
.3
.6

3.1
2.8
3.1
3.1

.5
.5
.3
.7

.3
.3
-.1
.2

M

146.6

147.1

148.0

147.8

3.7

.5

-.1

4.0

1.0

.6

Mar.
1995

Apr.
1995

May
1995

June
1995

Region and area size 2/

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

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

M
M
M

152.8
153.6
155.2

153.2
154.0
155.9

153.5
154.2
156.4

153.6
154.1
156.6

3.2
2.5
5.4

.3
.1
.4

.1
-.1
.1

3.2
2.5
5.8

.5
.4
.8

.2
.1
.3

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

M
M
M
M

137.2
151.1
150.2
147.1

137.5
151.6
151.0
147.7

137.7
151.8
151.4
148.5

137.9
152.1
151.8
148.9

2.7
3.1
3.7
3.8

.3
.3
.5
.8

.1
.2
.3
.3

2.8
3.3
3.7
3.8

.4
.5
.8
1.0

.1
.1
.3
.5

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

152.6
154.6
160.9
158.0
151.1

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

3.6
2.3
2.8
2.5
2.4

.3
.1
.5
.4
.1

.3
-.2
.2
.4
.3

3.7
2.4
2.9
3.0
2.0

.3
.3
.6
-.1
.1

-.1
.3
.2
.0
-.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

150.3
158.4
147.3
148.7
144.5
155.1

3.2
2.7
2.6
3.7
3.3
2.2

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

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

2
2
2
2

Selected local areas

1/

2/
3/
NOTE:

-

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

-

-

-

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
June 1995 fromJune
Apr.
May
1994
1995
1995

Percent change to
May 1995 fromMay
Mar.
Apr.
1994
1995
1995

Area

Pricing
schedule
1/

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

M

148.7

149.3

149.6

149.9

3.1

0.4

0.2

3.2

0.6

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

155.5
155.1
153.9
158.1

155.8
155.4
154.2
158.6

156.1
155.7
154.3
158.8

156.4
156.1
154.5
158.9

2.7
2.8
2.0
2.8

.4
.5
.2
.2

.2
.3
.1
.1

2.9
3.0
2.3
3.0

.4
.4
.3
.4

.2
.2
.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

144.2
144.7
142.6
145.6

145.0
145.3
143.4
146.9

145.2
145.2
143.9
147.5

145.6
145.7
144.2
147.4

3.3
3.0
3.4
3.7

.4
.3
.6
.3

.3
.3
.2
-.1

3.6
3.2
4.0
3.9

.7
.3
.9
1.3

.1
-.1
.3
.4

M

141.0

142.2

142.9

143.7

3.8

1.1

.6

4.1

1.3

.5

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

146.5
146.1
146.9
146.5

147.0
146.4
147.4
147.3

147.4
147.1
147.4
147.8

147.8
147.2
147.8
148.6

3.2
2.6
3.2
3.7

.5
.5
.3
.9

.3
.1
.3
.5

3.2
3.0
3.2
3.5

.6
.7
.3
.9

.3
.5
.0
.3

M

146.7

147.3

148.2

148.1

3.8

.5

-.1

4.0

1.0

.6

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

M
M
M

149.8
149.1
152.2

150.3
149.6
152.8

150.6
149.7
153.8

150.7
149.8
153.8

3.1
2.6
5.1

.3
.1
.7

.1
.1
.0

3.2
2.5
5.6

.5
.4
1.1

.2
.1
.7

Size classes
A 3/ .................................
B ....................................

M
M

136.2
148.5

136.6
148.9

136.8
149.1

137.0
149.4

2.8
3.0

.3
.3

.1
.2

2.9
3.3

.4
.4

.1
.1

Mar.
1995

Apr.
1995

May
1995

June
1995

Region and area size 2/

C ....................................
D ....................................

M
M

149.3
146.3

150.2
147.0

150.7
147.9

151.1
148.2

3.8
3.8

.6
.8

.3
.2

3.8
3.9

.9
1.1

.3
.6

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

147.8
149.3
157.1
157.5
148.9

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

3.4
2.5
2.7
2.5
2.7

.1
.1
.6
.4
.1

.2
-.1
.3
.4
.4

3.6
2.5
2.9
3.1
2.0

.3
.3
.6
-.1
.1

-.1
.2
.3
.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

149.1
156.9
139.7
146.6
143.9
152.4

3.1
2.8
2.8
4.0
3.6
2.1

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

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

2
2
2
2

Selected local areas

1/

2/
3/
NOTE:

-

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

-

-.1
.1
1.4
.3

-

-

-

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.

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