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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

606-7000
606-6994
606-7828
606-5902

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX:

USDL-95-415
TRANSMISSION OF
THIS RELEASE IS
UNTIL 8:30 A.M.
Friday, October

MATERIAL IN
EMBARGOED
(EDT)
13, 1995

SEPTEMBER 1995

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.2
percent before seasonal adjustment in September to a level of 153.2
(1982-84=100), the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of
Labor reported today. For the 12-month period ended in September, the
CPI-U increased 2.5 percent.
The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical
Workers (CPI-W) rose 0.3 percent in September, prior to seasonal
adjustment. The September 1995 CPI-W level of 150.6 was 2.5 percent
higher than the index in September 1994.
CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U advanced 0.1 percent in
September, continuing the moderate rate of advance in evidence in
recent months. The food index rose 0.5 percent in September after
registering small increases in each of the 4 preceding months, largely
as a result of a sharp upturn in the prices for fresh fruits and
vegetables. Energy costs declined for the third consecutive month--down
1.4 percent in September. The indexes for motor fuels and for household
fuels fell 1.5 and 1.3 percent, respectively. Excluding food and
energy, the CPI-U advanced 0.2 percent for the fifth consecutive month

after registering larger increases earlier this year.
Table A.

Percent changes in CPI for Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
Seasonally adjusted
UnCompound adjusted
Expenditure
Changes from preceding month
annual rate 12-mos.
Category
1995
3-mos. ended ended
Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep.
Sep. '95 Sep. '95
All Items
.2
.4
.3
.1
.2
.1
.1
1.8
2.5
Food and beverages .0
.7
.1
.1
.2
.2
.4
3.3
2.6
Housing
.2
.3
.1
.2
.3
.3
.1
2.7
2.5
Apparel and upkeep .0
-.1 -.3 -.3
.2
.3 -.2
1.2
-1.1
Transportation
.6
.7
.4
.4 -.4 -.6 -.1
-4.7
2.1
Medical care
.3
.3
.3
.3
.4
.4
.3
4.2
4.4
Entertainment
.0
.3
.5 -.2
.3
.4
.3
4.2
2.8
Other goods
and services
.1
.2
.4
.4
.4
.5
.3
5.1
4.4
Special Indexes:
Energy
-.5
.4
.5
.5 -.8 -.8 -1.4 -11.5
-1.8
Food
.0
.7
.1
.1
.2
.2
.5
3.6
2.7
All items less
food and energy
.3
.4
.2
.2
.2
.2
.2
2.8
2.9
Consumer prices rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of
1.8 percent in the third quarter. This follows increases of 3.2 percent
in each of the first 2 quarters of 1995 and brings the year-to-date
annual rate to 2.8 percent. 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
9 months of 1995, the food index increased at a 2.4 percent annual rate,
while energy costs have declined at a 2.6 percent rate. The index for
petroleum-based energy goods declined at an annual rate of 4.5 percent
and the index for energy services, at a 0.7 percent annual rate.
Excluding food and energy, the CPI-U advanced at a 2.8 percent rate
in the third quarter and has advanced at a 3.3 percent annual rate thus
far in 1995. This follows a 2.6 percent increase in all of 1994. The
acceleration in 1995, thus far, largely reflects an increase in charges
for services, particularly those for shelter and transportation. The
index for transportation services, which increased 2.5 percent in 1994,
has risen at a 5.7 percent rate thus far in 1995. The index for rent of
shelter (both renters' and homeowners' costs) has advanced at a 3.6
percent rate in 1995, following a 2.9 percent rise in all of 1994. The

index for commodities less food and energy has risen at a 1.8 percent
annual rate, following a 1.4 percent increase in all of 1994. The rates
for selected groups during the past 8-3/4 years are shown below.
SAAR
9 months
ended in
September
1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
1995
Percent change
12 months ended in December

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

4.4
3.5
3.7
4.8
6.1
5.8
4.0

4.4
5.1
4.0
4.7
3.0
6.9
4.6

4.6 6.1 3.1
5.5 5.3 2.5
3.9 4.5 3.4
1.0 5.1 3.4
4.0 10.4 -1.5
8.5 9.6 7.9
5.1 4.3 3.9

2.9
1.6
2.6
1.4
3.0
6.6
2.8

2.7 2.7
2.7 2.7
2.7 2.2
.9 -1.6
2.4 3.8
5.4 4.9
2.8 2.3

2.8
2.4
2.9
-.4
2.5
3.9
3.0

6.1

7.0

8.2

6.5

2.7

4.2

4.4

8.2
3.5

.5
5.2

5.1 18.1 -7.4
5.6 5.3 1.9

2.0 -1.4
1.5 2.9

2.2
2.9

-2.6
2.4

4.2

4.7

4.4

3.3

2.6

3.3

7.6

5.2

8.0

4.4

3.2

The food and beverage index rose 0.4 percent in September. Grocery
store food prices, which rose 0.2 percent in August, advanced 0.6
percent, their largest increase since a 1.1 percent rise in April. A
sharp upturn in the index for fruits and vegetables was responsible for
the acceleration and accounted for nearly three-fourths of the September
advance in the grocery store food index. The indexes for fresh fruits
and for fresh vegetables, which had shown disparate movements through
the first 8 months--advancing at a 12.2 percent annual rate and
declining at a 13.5 percent rate, respectively--increased 2.5 and 5.3
percent, respectively, in September. In particular, lettuce prices,
which, following a record 113.1 percent rise in April, had decelerated
to their pre-record level, rose 25.1 percent in September. The index
for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs rose 0.6 percent in September,
following a 0.8 percent increase in August. Large increases in the
indexes for pork, poultry, and fish and seafood more than offset a
downturn in egg prices. The index for beef and veal increased 0.3
percent in September. The other three major grocery store food groups-cereal and bakery products, dairy products, and other food at home--each

registered little movement in September, increasing 0.2 percent and
declining 0.2 and 0.1 percent, respectively. The other two components
of the food and beverage index--restaurant meals and alcoholic beverages-showed little change in September, advancing 0.1 percent and declining
0.1 percent, respectively.
The housing component increased 0.1 percent in September, following
a 0.3 percent rise in August. A sharp downturn in the index for fuel
and utilities and a smaller increase in the index for household
furnishing and operations more than offset a larger advance in shelter
costs. Shelter costs, which rose 0.1 percent in August, advanced 0.4
percent in September. Within shelter, renters' costs increased 0.5
percent, homeowners' costs rose 0.3 percent, and maintenance and repair
costs were unchanged. The rise in renters' costs reflected a 1.8
percent increase in the index for lodging while out of town; residential
rents rose 0.1 percent. The index for fuel and utilities, which
increased 0.6 percent in August, declined 0.6 percent in September,
largely as a result of a downturn in the index for household fuels.
Each of the major fuel indexes declined in September; charges for
electricity and natural gas fell 1.9 and 0.3 percent, respectively, and
the index for fuel oil declined 0.7 percent. The index for other
utilities and public services rose 0.1 percent, reflecting small
increases in the indexes for telephone services and for water and sewer
services. The index for household furnishings and operation advanced
0.3 percent in September, following an increase of 0.5 percent in
August.
The transportation index declined for the third consecutive month-down 0.1 percent in September--after advancing at a 6.4 percent annual
rate during the first 6 months of 1995. The downturn in the third
quarter reflects a sharp drop in the index for motor fuels as well as
declines in the indexes for airline fares, used cars, and automobile
finance charges, each of which rose sharply in the first 6 months of the
year. The 1.6 percent drop in the gasoline index for September brought
the total decline over the last 3 months to 6.5 percent. With a 1.1
percent decrease in September, the index for airline fares, which had
increased 20.4 percent in the first half of 1995, has fallen 5.9 percent
in the last 3 months. Used car prices--down 0.6 percent in September-have declined 2.4 percent in the last 3 months after advancing 5.6
percent in the first half of 1995. Automobile finance charges, despite
an increase of 0.3 percent in September, declined 2.4 percent in the 3
months ended in September after advancing 7.3 percent in the first 6
months of the year. The index for new vehicles rose 0.5 percent in
September, reflecting price increases for trucks; the new car index
increased 0.2 percent.

The index for apparel and upkeep declined 0.2 percent in September,
following small increases in each of the preceding 2 months. (Prior to
seasonal adjustment, clothing prices rose 2.2 percent, reflecting the
continued introduction of fall-winter wear.)
Medical care costs rose 0.3 percent in September and have risen 4.4
percent in the past 12 months. The index for medical care commodities-prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, and medical supplies
--increased 0.2 percent in September. The index for medical care
services rose 0.3 percent. Charges for professional services and
hospital and related services increased 0.4 and 0.5 percent,
respectively.
Entertainment costs, which rose 0.4 percent in August, advanced 0.3
percent in September. Fees for participant sports rose 1.7 percent and
accounted for nearly half of the September entertainment advance.
The index for other goods and services increased 0.3 percent in
September, following an increase of 0.5 percent in August. The index
for tuition and other school fees, which increased 0.8 percent in
August, declined 0.4 percent in September. (Prior to seasonal
adjustment, the index for tuition and other school fees increased 2.3
percent in September and 4.7 percent in the past 3 months.) Over threefifths of the September advance in the other goods and services index
was accounted for by a 0.9 percent rise in the index for tobacco and
smoking products.
CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and
Clerical Workers rose 0.2 percent in September.
Table B. Percent changes in CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical
Workers (CPI-W)
Seasonally adjusted
UnCompound adjusted
Expenditure
Changes from preceding month
annual rate 12-mos.
Category
1995
3-mos. ended ended
Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep.
Sep. '95 Sep. '95
All Items
.3
.3
.2
.1
.1
.1
.2
1.6
2.5
Food and beverages .0
.7
.1
.0
.2
.3
.5
3.8
2.6
Housing
.2
.2
.2
.1
.3
.3
.1
2.5
2.4
Apparel and upkeep .1
-.1 -.5 -.1 -.1
.3 -.2
.3
-1.1
Transportation
.7
.6
.4
.2 -.6 -.6 -.2
-5.6
2.4

Medical care
Entertainment
Other goods
and services
Special Indexes:
Energy
Food
All items less
food and energy

.3
.0

.3
.3

.3
.4

.3
-.1

.3
.1

.5
.4

.3
.3

4.4
3.5

4.5
2.8

.1

.1

.4

.4

.3

.5

.6

5.8

4.2

-.4
.0

.3
.8

.7
.0

.4 -1.0
.1
.2

-.9 -1.4
.2
.5

-12.5
3.6

-2.1
2.7

.4

.3

.2

.1

2.3

3.0

.1

.3

.2

Consumer Price Index data for October are scheduled for release on
Wednesday, November 15, 1995, at 8:30 A.M. (EST).
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
Aug.
Sept.
1994
1995
1995

Unadjusted
percent change to
Sept. 1995 fromSept. 1994 Aug. 1995

Seasonally adjusted
percent change fromJune to
July to
Aug. to
July
Aug.
Sept.

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

100.000
-

152.9
458.0

153.2
459.0

2.5
-

0.2
-

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 ...........

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

148.9
148.4
148.4
168.8
138.7
132.8
174.0
141.3
138.7
137.5
131.3

149.4
148.9
149.2
168.4
139.5
132.3
178.1
141.1
138.4
137.4
131.7

2.6
2.7
2.9
2.2
1.6
.8
9.1
1.2
2.2
2.4
-.3

.3
.3
.5
-.2
.6
-.4
2.4
-.1
-.2
-.1
.3

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

.2
.2
.2
.2
.8
-.3
-.6
.3
.5
.0
.5

.4
.5
.6
.2
.6
-.2
2.4
-.1
-.1
.1
.1

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

1.026
5.904
1.574

152.2
149.4
154.5

151.5
149.6
154.5

1.8
2.3
2.0

-.5
.1
.0

.1
.3
.0

.3
.2
.7

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

149.6
166.8
176.9
158.2
213.7
171.6
171.9
158.7
135.4
140.3

149.5
166.8
175.1
158.5
205.1
172.4
172.7
157.0
135.4
140.3

2.5
3.2
3.4
2.3
6.0
3.2
3.2
1.7
2.9
3.3

-.1
.0
-1.0
.2
-4.0
.5
.5
-1.1
.0
.0

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

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

.1
.4
.5
.1
1.4
.3
.3
-1.0
.0
.0

.078
7.093
3.859

128.8
125.7
114.6

128.9
124.9
113.4

2.3
.6
-.4

.1
-.6
-1.0

-.2
.1
.0

.1
.6
1.0

.1
-.6
-1.3

.360

86.6

86.6

-.2

.0

.2

.2

-.3

3.499

123.0

121.6

-.4

-1.1

-.1

1.2

-1.4

3.234
6.052
3.508
1.088
1.455

153.1
123.4
111.5
138.0
143.9

153.2
123.8
111.7
138.3
144.6

1.9
2.0
.4
4.3
3.8

.1
.3
.2
.2
.5

.2
.3
.2
1.0
.3

.1
.5
.6
.7
.1

.1
.3
.4
.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

130.1
126.7
124.5
123.5
128.0
123.6
155.4
157.3

132.7
129.5
126.8
126.9
131.2
126.8
155.3
157.4

-1.1
-1.3
-1.2
-3.2
1.3
1.4
2.0
.7

2.0
2.2
1.8
2.8
2.5
2.6
-.1
.1

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

.3
.3
.5
-.3
4.1
.2
2.0
.1

-.2
-.2
-.1
-1.1
2.1
1.3
-.5
.1

Transportation ...........................
Private transportation .................
New vehicles .........................
New cars ...........................
Used cars ............................
Motor fuel ...........................
Gasoline ...........................

17.139
15.623
5.059
4.052
1.318
3.106
-

139.2
136.3
140.0
137.9
157.0
101.1
101.0

138.8
135.9
140.0
137.8
156.5
99.8
99.7

2.1
2.1
1.8
1.5
7.6
-3.8
-3.8

-.3
-.3
.0
-.1
-.3
-1.3
-1.3

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

-.6
-.5
.1
.2
-.7
-3.0
-2.9

-.1
-.1
.5
.2
-.6
-1.5
-1.6

Maintenance and repairs ..............
Other private transportation .........
Other private transportation
commodities ....................
Other private transportation
services .......................
Public transportation ..................

1.536
4.604

154.5
170.3

155.1
170.1

2.6
4.9

.4
-.1

.3
-.1

.4
.4

.3
.3

.618

105.0

104.9

1.6

-.1

.2

.2

-.2

3.986
1.516

185.7
177.1

185.4
176.1

5.5
2.6

-.2
-.6

-.1
-.5

.5
-2.4

.4
-.5

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

7.266
1.291
5.974
3.416

221.6
204.7
225.6
202.0

222.1
204.8
226.1
202.4

4.4
1.5
5.0
4.3

.2
.0
.2
.2

.4
.1
.4
.4

.4
.2
.4
.2

.3
.2
.3
.4

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

4.335
1.968
2.366

154.1
139.0
172.0

154.9
139.3
173.4

2.8
1.7
3.8

.5
.2
.8

.3
.3
.3

.4
.4
.3

.3
.2
.4

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

207.7
227.4
147.3

210.2
228.2
147.5

4.4
3.4
1.7

1.2
.4
.1

.4
.0
.1

.5
.6
.3

.3
.9
.1

.622
.553
4.223
.251
3.972

143.2
151.7
236.3
213.1
238.2

143.0
152.4
240.7
216.9
242.7

.8
2.5
5.6
4.1
5.7

-.1
.5
1.9
1.8
1.9

-.1
.3
.6
.3
.6

.4
.2
.6
.0
.6

-.1
.5
.2
.7
.2

100.000
43.386
17.412
25.974
15.375
5.097

152.9
136.3
148.9
128.6
129.3
126.7

153.2
136.8
149.4
129.1
130.0
129.5

2.5
1.5
2.6
.8
-.2
-1.3

.2
.4
.3
.4
.5
2.2

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

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

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

10.278
10.599
56.614
27.422

133.6
127.7
169.8
173.6

133.3
127.8
170.0
173.6

.4
2.2
3.4
3.2

-.2
.1
.1
.0

-.6
-.1
.2
.2

-.5
.2
.2
.2

-.2
.2
.2
.3

8.731
7.038
5.974
7.450

140.3
176.0
225.6
193.7

139.7
175.9
226.1
196.2

1.3
4.2
5.0
4.5

-.4
-.1
.2
1.3

.2
-.2
.4
.5

.4
-.2
.4
.4

-.4
.1
.3
.3

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

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

153.7
148.9
154.0
149.0
129.7
130.8
134.8
139.3
177.9
164.6
107.4
159.0
161.6

154.0
149.4
154.3
149.4
130.1
131.4
134.5
139.9
178.3
164.7
106.2
159.5
162.1

2.5
2.3
2.5
2.5
.9
.0
.6
1.3
3.5
3.2
-1.8
2.9
2.9

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

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

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

.1
.1
.1
.1
-.1
-.3
-.2
.0
.1
.2
-1.4
.3
.2

24.082
3.466
53.115

138.9
99.7
174.6

139.7
98.5
174.9

1.5
-3.4
3.6

.6
-1.2
.2

.1
-1.7
.3

.4
-2.7
.1

.1
-1.3
.3

-

$.654
.218

$.653
.218

-2.4
-

-.2
-

.0

-.3
-

-.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
June
1995
Expenditure category

July
1995

Aug.
1995

Sept.
1995

Dec.
1994

Seasonally adjusted annual rate
percent change for
3 months ended6 months endedMar.
June
Sept.
Mar.
Sept.
1995
1995
1995
1995
1995

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

-

-

-

-

1.9

3.2

3.2

1.8

2.6

2.5

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

148.7
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

149.3
149.0
149.1
168.1
138.7
132.6
178.6
141.3
138.6
137.5
132.0
151.9
149.4
154.8

149.9
149.7
150.0
168.4
139.5
132.3
182.8
141.2
138.4
137.6
132.1
151.6
149.6
154.7

3.3
3.9
4.2
.5
-2.3
1.5
25.2
.6
.3
3.9
1.2
-.5
2.8
1.9

.3
.0
-1.4
1.5
3.6
.6
-14.3
1.4
2.4
2.1
-2.4
4.1
2.5
1.6

3.6
3.6
4.7
3.4
-1.7
.6
24.5
.9
3.0
-.3
-2.4
3.0
1.6
2.6

3.3
3.6
4.1
3.4
6.9
.3
5.7
2.0
3.2
3.9
2.5
.8
2.4
2.4

1.8
1.9
1.4
1.0
.6
1.1
3.6
1.0
1.3
3.0
-.6
1.8
2.6
1.7

3.4
3.6
4.4
3.4
2.5
.5
14.7
1.4
3.1
1.8
.0
1.9
2.0
2.5

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

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

148.9
165.9
173.9
158.2
204.7
171.6
171.9
158.2
135.4
140.3
128.8
124.2
111.5

149.1
166.6
174.7
158.4
207.6
172.2
172.5
156.6
135.4
140.3
128.9
123.4
110.0

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

2.7
3.2
2.8
1.8
5.8
3.3
3.3
-3.7
1.2
2.6
-.3
.0
-1.4

2.5
3.1
3.5
2.3
6.0
2.9
2.9
4.7
4.0
4.5
3.5
.8
-.4

2.6
3.4
3.2
2.2
5.9
3.6
3.6
-1.0
1.8
2.2
1.1
.5
-.7

88.6

88.8

89.0

88.7

-5.3

-1.4

5.6

.5

-3.3

3.0

118.0
152.7
122.3
110.6
136.0
143.1

117.9
153.0
122.7
110.8
137.4
143.6

119.3
153.1
123.3
111.5
138.3
143.7

117.6
153.2
123.7
111.9
138.4
144.1

.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

-1.3
1.3
4.7
4.8
7.2
2.8

.0
2.1
2.2
-.5
5.5
6.1

-1.0
1.7
1.8
1.6
3.1
1.4

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

131.3
128.0
126.0
126.1

131.6
128.2
125.4
127.0

132.0
128.6
126.0
126.6

131.7
128.3
125.9
125.2

-3.0
-3.3
-7.3
-3.7

.3
.0
6.5
-4.9

-2.7
-2.5
-3.4
-1.3

1.2
.9
-.3
-2.8

-1.3
-1.7
-.6
-4.3

-.8
-.8
-1.9
-2.0

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

121.0
124.4
153.8
156.9

123.3
124.7
152.0
157.2

128.3
125.0
155.0
157.3

131.0
126.6
154.2
157.4

3.4
-1.3
1.6
.3

-6.3
2.9
5.4
3.1

-20.9
-3.2
-.3
-1.8

37.4
7.3
1.0
1.3

-1.5
.8
3.5
1.7

4.3
1.9
.4
-.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 ....................

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

139.4
136.3
141.2
139.3
155.0
98.8
98.7
154.6
171.0

139.2
136.2
141.9
139.6
154.0
97.3
97.1
155.0
171.5

1.2
4.3
-.3
.3
18.8
.8
.8
2.7
8.1

6.3
4.8
2.0
1.5
31.5
-1.6
-1.2
1.3
7.4

6.5
3.9
3.5
3.2
-5.4
12.0
12.9
2.6
1.9

-4.7
-4.0
2.3
1.2
-9.3
-22.8
-23.7
3.7
2.6

3.7
4.6
.9
.9
25.0
-.4
-.2
2.0
7.7

.7
-.1
2.9
2.2
-7.4
-7.0
-7.2
3.2
2.3

104.9

105.1

105.3

105.1

1.9

2.3

1.5

.8

2.1

1.2

185.9
185.4

185.7
184.4

186.6
179.9

187.3
179.0

9.1
-22.9

7.9
19.4

2.0
38.5

3.0
-13.1

8.5
-4.1

2.5
9.7

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

220.2
203.8
223.7
200.6

221.0
204.1
224.6
201.4

221.8
204.5
225.6
201.8

222.5
205.0
226.3
202.6

5.6
3.2
6.1
5.7

3.8
-.6
4.6
3.9

3.7
1.4
4.2
3.9

4.2
2.4
4.7
4.0

4.6
1.3
5.4
4.8

4.0
1.9
4.5
4.0

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

153.3
138.1
171.4

153.8
138.5
171.9

154.4
139.1
172.5

154.9
139.4
173.2

2.1
.3
3.6

2.4
-.3
4.8

2.4
2.9
2.1

4.2
3.8
4.3

2.3
.0
4.2

3.3
3.4
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 ......

207.1
225.8
146.7

207.9
225.8
146.9

209.0
227.2
147.3

209.7
229.3
147.5

4.5
2.7
1.9

3.6
-3.0
.5

4.4
7.4
1.9

5.1
6.3
2.2

4.0
-.2
1.2

4.7
6.9
2.1

142.8
151.0
235.0
213.6
236.5

142.7
151.4
236.4
214.2
237.9

143.2
151.7
237.8
214.2
239.4

143.0
152.4
238.2
215.6
239.8

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

.6
3.8
5.6
3.8
5.7

.6
2.0
6.6
5.0
6.6

1.1
3.0
4.6
3.2
4.7

136.6
148.7
129.2

136.6
149.0
129.0

136.6
149.3
128.9

136.8
149.9
128.9

1.9
1.5
3.3
.3

3.2
1.5
.3
1.9

3.2
2.4
3.6
1.9

1.8
.6
3.3
-.9

2.6
1.5
1.8
1.1

2.5
1.5
3.4
.5

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

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

130.3
128.0

129.9
128.2

129.4
128.6

129.0
128.3

-.9
-3.3

1.2
.0

3.1
-2.5

-3.9
.9

.2
-1.7

-.5
-.8

135.1
128.0
168.7
172.4

134.3
127.9
169.1
172.8

133.6
128.1
169.5
173.1

133.3
128.3
169.8
173.6

-3.9
2.9
2.5
2.2

-1.2
3.8
4.7
3.8

12.8
.9
3.9
4.0

-5.2
.9
2.6
2.8

-2.5
3.4
3.6
3.0

3.4
.9
3.3
3.4

137.9
177.8
223.7
193.2

138.2
177.5
224.6
194.1

138.8
177.2
225.6
194.9

138.2
177.4
226.3
195.4

1.2
-.2
6.1
4.6

2.7
8.7
4.6
5.8

.6
9.5
4.2
2.7

.9
-.9
4.7
4.6

1.9
4.2
5.4
5.2

.7
4.2
4.5
3.7

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

153.6
149.1
154.0
148.9
130.1
130.9
134.8
139.5
177.7
164.1
104.8
159.4
162.0

153.7
149.2
154.2
149.1
130.0
130.5
134.5
139.5
177.8
164.4
103.3
159.9
162.4

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

1.3
1.1
1.3
1.6
-.9
-3.3
-4.3
-.3
2.1
2.2
-11.5
2.8
2.8

2.8
2.3
2.5
2.5
1.2
.3
-1.9
1.3
4.0
3.4
-.4
2.9
3.1

2.2
2.2
2.2
2.5
.5
-.3
3.2
1.3
3.1
3.0
-3.4
3.1
2.9

139.0
102.2
173.8

139.1
100.5
174.3

139.6
97.8
174.5

139.8
96.5
175.1

.3
.4
2.6

2.6
-1.6
4.8

.6
11.3
4.3

2.3
-20.5
3.0

1.5
-.6
3.7

1.4
-5.9
3.6

Special indexes
All items less food ..........................
All items less shelter .......................
All items less homeowners' costs 1/ ..........
All items less medical care ..................
Commodities less food ........................
Nondurables less food ........................
Nondurables less food and apparel 2/ .........
Nondurables ..................................
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
Aug.
Sept.
1994
1995
1995

Unadjusted
percent change to
Sept. 1995 fromSept. 1994 Aug. 1995

Seasonally adjusted
percent change fromJune to
July to
Aug. to
July
Aug.
Sept.

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

100.000
-

150.2
447.4

150.6
448.5

2.5
-

0.3
-

0.1
-

0.1
-

0.2
-

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

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

148.3
147.9
147.7
168.5
138.3
132.5
173.5
140.8
138.6
137.4
130.6
151.9
149.2
153.8

148.9
148.5
148.4
168.2
139.2
132.1
177.5
140.7
138.3
137.4
131.1
151.2
149.5
153.8

2.6
2.7
2.8
2.2
1.5
.8
9.2
1.4
2.1
2.4
.2
1.8
2.3
1.9

.4
.4
.5
-.2
.7
-.3
2.3
-.1
-.2
.0
.4
-.5
.2
.0

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

.3
.2
.3
.2
.8
-.3
-.6
.3
.5
-.1
.4
.2
.3
.7

.5
.5
.6
.2
.7
-.2
2.3
.1
-.1
.1
.4
-.1
.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).......................

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

146.5
162.1
154.2
157.8
214.2
156.5
156.8
145.7
134.9
143.0

146.5
162.3
153.3
158.2
205.6
157.2
157.5
143.7
135.0
143.0

2.4
3.1
3.0
2.3
5.9
3.2
3.2
1.4
2.4
2.6

.0
.1
-.6
.3
-4.0
.4
.4
-1.4
.1
.0

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

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

.1
.3
.4
.1
1.7
.3
.3
-1.5
.1
.0

.085
7.329
3.958

124.1
125.3
114.0

124.3
124.5
112.7

2.2
.5
-.5

.2
-.6
-1.1

.2
.1
.0

.1
.7
1.1

.2
-.7
-1.4

.331

86.5

86.5

-.2

.0

.2

.1

-.2

3.627

122.4

120.8

-.6

-1.3

.0

1.1

-1.5

Other utilities and public
services 2/ ......................
Household furnishings and operation ....
Housefurnishings .....................
Housekeeping supplies ................
Housekeeping services ................

3.372
5.676
3.432
1.122
1.122

153.5
122.2
110.2
138.3
146.9

153.6
122.5
110.5
138.6
147.8

1.8
2.1
.6
4.3
4.5

.1
.2
.3
.2
.6

.1
.4
.3
.9
.4

.1
.4
.5
.7
.0

.1
.3
.4
.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/ ....................

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

129.1
125.8
124.2
121.9
129.1
124.4
153.7
156.9

131.6
128.5
126.4
125.4
132.6
127.5
153.2
156.8

-1.1
-1.3
-1.1
-3.1
1.1
1.2
1.3
.6

1.9
2.1
1.8
2.9
2.7
2.5
-.3
-.1

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

.3
.3
.4
-.8
4.7
.3
2.7
.1

-.2
-.2
-.2
-.9
2.2
1.1
-.5
-.1

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

19.183
18.027
4.982
3.622
2.382
3.819
1.617
5.227

138.9
136.9
140.9
137.6
157.9
101.0
101.0
155.3
166.1

138.5
136.6
140.9
137.4
157.4
99.8
99.7
155.9
166.0

2.4
2.3
1.8
1.5
7.7
-3.8
-3.9
2.6
5.1

-.3
-.2
.0
-.1
-.3
-1.2
-1.3
.4
-.1

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

-.6
-.5
.1
.1
-.7
-2.9
-3.0
.3
.4

-.2
-.2
.3
.1
-.6
-1.4
-1.6
.3
.3

.780

104.2

104.1

1.7

-.1

.2

.2

-.2

4.447
1.156

181.5
172.6

181.5
172.2

5.6
2.7

.0
-.2

-.2
-.6

.4
-2.2

.4
-.1

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

6.173
1.063
5.110
2.920

221.1
202.6
225.3
203.2

221.5
202.5
225.8
203.5

4.5
1.6
5.1
4.4

.2
.0
.2
.1

.3
.3
.3
.4

.5
.1
.5
.2

.3
.1
.3
.3

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

4.005
2.054
1.951

152.0
138.2
172.0

152.7
138.4
173.4

2.8
1.8
3.8

.5
.1
.8

.1
.1
.2

.4
.4
.3

.3
.2
.3

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

6.900
2.128
1.139

205.0
227.4
147.4

207.2
228.1
147.6

4.2
3.2
1.5

1.1
.3
.1

.3
.0
.1

.5
.6
.3

.6
.9
.1

.646

143.8

143.7

.8

-.1

-.1

.3

-.1

Personal care services 2/ ............
Personal and educational expenses ......
School books and supplies ............
Personal and educational services ....

.493
3.633
.220
3.413

151.7
231.9
214.1
233.6

152.5
236.1
218.1
237.8

2.6
5.6
4.0
5.7

.5
1.8
1.9
1.8

.3
.6
.4
.6

.3
.5
-.1
.6

.5
.6
.7
.5

100.000
47.499
19.320
28.180
16.400
5.136

150.2
136.3
148.3
128.9
128.9
125.8

150.6
136.7
148.9
129.3
129.6
128.5

2.5
1.6
2.6
.9
-.2
-1.3

.3
.3
.4
.3
.5
2.1

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

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

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

11.263
11.780
52.501
25.206

133.4
127.8
167.0
156.0

133.1
127.7
167.3
156.1

.2
2.7
3.3
3.1

-.2
-.1
.2
.1

-.7
-.2
.2
.3

-.6
.0
.2
.3

-.2
.1
.2
.3

8.584
7.220
5.110
6.381

128.9
173.4
225.3
190.6

128.3
173.5
225.8
193.0

1.1
4.5
5.1
4.5

-.5
.1
.2
1.3

.1
-.2
.3
.4

.5
.0
.5
.4

-.5
.3
.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

150.6
147.1
141.2
146.9
129.9
130.4
134.5
138.9
158.6
162.1
106.8
156.3
158.5

150.9
147.5
141.4
147.2
130.2
131.0
134.2
139.5
158.8
162.3
105.5
156.8
159.0

2.5
2.3
2.4
2.4
1.0
-.1
.4
1.2
3.5
3.2
-2.1
2.9
3.0

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

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

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

.1
.1
.1
.1
-.1
-.4
-.2
.0
.1
.2
-1.4
.3
.2

25.720
4.150
48.874

138.6
100.0
172.0

139.3
98.9
172.5

1.8
-3.4
3.7

.5
-1.1
.3

.0
-1.9
.2

.3
-2.6
.2

.1
-1.4
.3

-

$.666

$.664

-2.5

-.3

.0

-.1

-.3

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

-

.223

.223

-

-

-

-

-

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
June
1995

July
1995

Aug.
1995

Sept.
1995

Dec.
1994

Seasonally adjusted annual rate
percent change for
3 months ended6 months endedMar.
June
Sept.
Mar.
Sept.
1995
1995
1995
1995
1995

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

-

-

-

-

2.2

3.6

2.7

1.6

2.9

2.2

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

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

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
153.0

148.8
148.3
148.3
167.8
138.3
132.3
178.0
140.8
138.5
137.4
131.2
151.6
149.2
154.1

149.5
149.0
149.2
168.2
139.2
132.1
182.1
140.9
138.3
137.5
131.7
151.4
149.5
153.9

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

3.8
3.6
4.4
3.2
7.5
.6
6.2
2.3
2.9
4.2
3.7
.8
2.4
2.1

1.8
1.8
1.4
1.1
.4
1.2
3.7
1.2
1.3
3.2
-.3
1.6
2.8
1.7

3.4
3.4
4.3
3.4
2.5
.5
14.6
1.7
3.0
1.6
.8
2.1
1.9
2.0

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

145.0
160.9
152.2
157.5

145.4
161.3
152.6
157.7

145.8
161.5
152.5
157.8

145.9
162.0
153.1
158.0

1.4
2.6
2.4
2.1

3.4
3.3
3.2
2.6

2.2
3.6
3.5
2.8

2.5
2.8
2.4
1.3

2.4
2.9
2.8
2.3

2.4
3.2
2.9
2.1

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

204.6
155.7
155.9
145.2
134.4
142.4
123.8
122.8
109.5

206.1
156.2
156.4
145.1
134.7
142.9
124.0
122.9
109.5

204.7
156.5
156.8
145.3
134.9
143.0
124.1
123.7
110.7

208.1
156.9
157.2
143.1
135.0
143.0
124.3
122.8
109.1

3.9
2.4
2.4
4.6
1.8
2.6
1.0
.0
.0

7.2
3.2
3.2
5.1
4.0
4.1
4.0
1.3
-.7

5.7
3.7
3.7
1.7
2.1
2.0
2.3
.7
-.4

7.0
3.1
3.4
-5.7
1.8
1.7
1.6
.0
-1.5

5.6
2.8
2.8
4.9
2.9
3.3
2.5
.7
-.4

6.3
3.4
3.5
-2.1
2.0
1.8
2.0
.3
-.9

88.5

88.7

88.8

88.6

-5.3

-.9

5.1

.5

-3.1

2.8

117.1
153.2
121.1
109.4
136.4
146.3

117.1
153.4
121.6
109.7
137.6
146.9

118.4
153.5
122.1
110.2
138.5
146.9

116.6
153.6
122.5
110.6
138.7
147.4

.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

-1.7
1.0
4.7
4.5
6.9
3.0

-.3
1.9
2.2
-.2
5.0
7.4

-1.2
1.7
2.0
1.5
3.6
1.6

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

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

130.7
127.7
125.6
125.1
129.5
125.8
153.0
156.9

130.5
127.5
125.4
124.0
132.4
127.2
152.3
156.8

-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

.3
.6
-2.5
-4.1
39.2
6.9
2.1
.8

-1.2
-1.4
.5
-4.5
-3.3
.8
4.8
1.5

-1.1
-1.1
-2.7
-1.8
6.0
1.4
-2.2
-.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 ....................

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

138.7
136.7
142.2
139.0
155.9
98.7
98.6
155.5
167.0

138.4
136.4
142.6
139.2
155.0
97.3
97.0
155.9
167.5

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

-5.6
-5.1
2.0
.9
-9.2
-22.8
-24.0
3.7
2.4

5.2
5.8
1.0
1.0
25.0
-.4
-.4
2.1
8.3

-.4
-1.0
2.6
1.9
-7.1
-7.0
-7.4
3.3
1.8

104.1

104.3

104.5

104.3

2.4

2.0

1.6

.8

2.2

1.2

182.1
179.2

181.8
178.2

182.6
174.2

183.3
174.0

8.8
-16.8

9.8
14.3

1.3
32.3

2.7
-11.1

9.3
-2.5

2.0
8.4

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

219.4
201.3

220.1
202.0

221.2
202.3

221.8
202.5

6.0
4.1

3.6
-.6

3.7
.4

4.4
2.4

4.8
1.7

4.1
1.4

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

223.4
201.7

224.1
202.5

225.3
203.0

226.0
203.7

6.3
5.7

4.7
3.9

4.4
4.3

4.7
4.0

5.5
4.8

4.6
4.2

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

151.4
137.4
171.5

151.6
137.6
171.9

152.2
138.2
172.5

152.7
138.5
173.0

2.4
.6
4.1

2.4
.3
5.1

2.7
2.7
2.4

3.5
3.2
3.5

2.4
.4
4.6

3.1
3.0
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 ......

204.0
225.8
146.8

204.6
225.8
146.9

205.7
227.2
147.4

206.9
229.2
147.6

3.9
2.4
1.9

2.8
-2.5
.0

4.2
6.6
1.9

5.8
6.2
2.2

3.4
-.1
1.0

5.0
6.4
2.1

143.5
150.9
230.2
214.4
231.7

143.3
151.3
231.5
215.3
233.0

143.8
151.7
232.7
215.0
234.3

143.7
152.5
234.0
216.6
235.5

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

.6
4.3
6.8
4.2
6.7

.4
2.2
6.1
4.6
6.2

1.1
3.1
5.1
3.3
5.3

136.6
148.1
129.5
130.1
127.3

136.5
148.4
129.1
129.4
127.3

136.5
148.8
128.9
128.9
127.7

136.7
149.5
128.8
128.6
127.5

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

1.6
.3
3.8
-2.1
-4.5
.6

2.9
1.9
1.8
2.0
.2
-1.4

2.2
1.3
3.4
-.2
-.5
-1.1

135.2
128.1
165.9
154.8

134.2
127.9
166.3
155.2

133.4
127.9
166.7
155.7

133.1
128.0
167.0
156.1

-4.4
3.9
3.0
2.1

-2.1
6.8
4.2
3.5

14.9
.3
3.4
3.4

-6.1
-.3
2.7
3.4

-3.3
5.4
3.6
2.8

3.9
.0
3.1
3.4

126.8
174.7
223.4
189.9

126.9
174.4
224.1
190.7

127.5
174.4
225.3
191.5

126.8
174.9
226.0
192.3

1.3
2.9
6.3
4.4

2.2
8.6
4.7
5.5

1.3
6.4
4.4
2.8

.0
.5
4.7
5.2

1.8
5.7
5.5
4.9

.6
3.4
4.6
4.0

150.0
147.0
140.9
146.5
130.6
131.4
136.0

150.1
147.0
140.9
146.5
130.3
130.8
135.1

150.2
147.2
141.1
146.7
130.1
130.4
134.5

150.3
147.3
141.2
146.9
130.0
129.9
134.2

2.2
2.2
2.3
2.0
.9
-.9
-3.5

3.9
3.4
3.2
3.4
3.1
1.2
-1.5

3.0
2.8
2.9
3.1
1.9
3.7
13.0

.8
.8
.9
1.1
-1.8
-4.5
-5.2

3.0
2.8
2.8
2.7
2.0
.2
-2.5

1.9
1.8
1.9
2.1
.0
-.5
3.5

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

139.4
157.6
161.1
106.2
156.0
158.3

139.2
157.8
161.4
105.1
156.3
158.5

139.1
158.2
161.6
104.2
156.6
158.9

139.1
158.4
162.0
102.7
157.1
159.2

1.8
3.2
2.3
.4
2.6
2.3

.9
5.6
4.4
-1.1
3.7
4.4

3.5
3.4
3.8
5.5
2.6
2.6

-.9
2.0
2.3
-12.5
2.9
2.3

1.3
4.4
3.3
-.4
3.2
3.4

1.3
2.7
3.0
-4.0
2.7
2.4

138.8
102.6
171.5

138.8
100.7
171.9

139.2
98.1
172.2

139.3
96.7
172.7

.9
.4
2.9

4.1
-1.6
4.9

.3
11.3
3.8

1.4
-21.1
2.8

2.5
-.6
3.9

.9
-6.3
3.3

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

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

Percent change to
Sept. 1995 fromSept.
July
Aug.
1994
1995
1995

Percent change to
Aug. 1995 fromAug.
June
July
1994
1995
1995

Area

Pricing
schedule
1/

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

M

152.5

152.5

152.9

153.2

2.5

0.5

0.2

2.6

0.3

0.3

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

M
M
M
M

158.9
159.6
156.5
157.2

159.2
159.8
157.5
157.8

159.7
160.3
157.9
158.5

160.0
160.7
158.0
158.5

2.5
2.6
2.1
2.7

.5
.6
.3
.4

.2
.2
.1
.0

2.4
2.4
2.0
3.1

.5
.4
.9
.8

.3
.3
.3
.4

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

M
M
M
M

148.7
149.5
147.7
149.9

148.8
149.5
148.0
149.6

148.9
149.8
147.8
149.9

149.4
150.3
147.9
150.6

2.6
2.5
2.7
2.6

.4
.5
-.1
.7

.3
.3
.1
.5

2.5
2.4
2.4
2.7

.1
.2
.1
.0

.1
.2
-.1
.2

June
1995

July
1995

Aug.
1995

Sept.
1995

Region and area size 2/

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

M

145.4

146.0

145.7

146.3

3.4

.2

.4

3.5

.2

-.2

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

149.1
148.8
151.3
148.5

149.2
148.8
151.5
148.4

149.7
149.4
152.0
149.4

149.8
149.2
152.3
149.5

2.7
2.3
2.7
3.3

.4
.3
.5
.7

.1
-.1
.2
.1

2.9
2.5
2.8
3.5

.4
.4
.5
.6

.3
.4
.3
.7

M

147.8

148.1

147.8

148.4

3.6

.2

.4

3.4

.0

-.2

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

M
M
M

153.6
154.1
156.6

153.5
154.0
156.7

153.7
154.1
157.0

154.1
154.5
157.6

2.3
1.8
3.5

.4
.3
.6

.3
.3
.4

2.4
1.9
3.9

.1
.0
.3

.1
.1
.2

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

M
M
M
M

137.9
152.1
151.8
148.9

137.9
152.6
151.8
149.1

138.2
152.8
152.4
148.8

138.5
153.1
152.7
149.6

2.3
2.8
3.0
3.4

.4
.3
.6
.3

.2
.2
.2
.5

2.2
2.7
3.3
3.3

.2
.5
.4
-.1

.2
.1
.4
-.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

153.5
154.8
162.2
158.4
151.7

153.6
154.5
162.3
158.9
151.5

153.8
154.4
162.8
159.6
151.5

154.0
154.6
163.2
160.3
152.3

2.5
1.2
2.6
2.6
1.9

.3
.1
.6
.9
.5

.1
.1
.2
.4
.5

2.7
1.6
2.3
2.5
1.4

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

.1
-.1
.3
.4
.0

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

151.8
158.6
149.0
148.9
147.1
156.2

2.2
1.9
1.8
3.0
2.6
1.6

.2
.5
.6
.4
1.0
.1

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

2
2
2
2

South urban
Size A Size B Size C Size D -

Selected local areas

1/

144.4
148.3
139.9
149.2

151.5
157.8
148.1
148.3
145.6
156.1
-

145.1
148.8
140.1
150.1

-

-

-

-

-

2.0
2.4
.6
3.0

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.

.5
.3
.1
.6

-

2/
3/
NOTE:

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
Sept. 1995 fromSept.
July
Aug.
1994
1995
1995

Percent change to
Aug. 1995 fromAug.
June
July
1994
1995
1995

Area

Pricing
schedule
1/

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

M

149.9

149.9

150.2

150.6

2.5

0.5

0.3

2.5

0.2

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

156.4
156.1
154.5
158.9

156.6
156.1
155.3
159.2

157.1
156.7
155.7
159.8

157.6
157.2
155.9
160.1

2.5
2.5
2.1
2.6

.6
.7
.4
.6

.3
.3
.1
.2

2.4
2.4
1.9
3.0

.4
.4
.8
.6

.3
.4
.3
.4

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

145.6
145.7
144.2
147.4

145.5
145.6
144.1
147.1

145.6
145.8
144.0
147.3

146.1
146.3
144.2
147.9

2.5
2.4
2.6
2.5

.4
.5
.1
.5

.3
.3
.1
.4

2.4
2.2
2.1
2.6

.0
.1
-.1
-.1

.1
.1
-.1
.1

M

143.7

144.2

144.0

144.5

3.2

.2

.3

3.2

.2

-.1

South urban
Size A Size B Size C Size D -

M
M
M
M

147.8
147.2
147.8
148.6

147.8
147.2
147.9
148.5

148.3
147.6
148.3
149.4

148.4
147.3
148.7
149.5

2.7
2.1
2.6
3.3

.4
.1
.5
.7

.1
-.2
.3
.1

2.9
2.4
2.6
3.6

.3
.3
.3
.5

.3
.3
.3
.6

M

148.1

148.3

148.3

148.9

3.6

.4

.4

3.6

.1

.0

June
1995

July
1995

Aug.
1995

Sept.
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

150.7
149.8
153.8

150.5
149.5
153.7

150.7
149.6
153.9

151.0
149.9
154.5

2.2
1.8
3.3

.3
.3
.5

.2
.2
.4

2.4
1.8
3.6

.0
-.1
.1

.1
.1
.1

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

M
M
M
M

137.0
149.4
151.1
148.2

136.9
149.7
150.9
148.4

137.2
150.0
151.5
148.2

137.5
150.3
151.9
148.9

2.2
2.6
3.0
3.3

.4
.4
.7
.3

.2
.2
.3
.5

2.2
2.5
3.2
3.3

.1
.4
.3
.0

.2
.2
.4
-.1

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

M
M
M
M
M

148.5
149.7
158.4
158.1
149.6

148.7
149.3
158.3
158.5
149.3

148.8
149.2
158.9
159.2
149.3

149.0
149.3
159.5
159.8
150.0

2.5
1.4
2.6
2.5
2.0

.2
.0
.8
.8
.5

.1
.1
.4
.4
.5

2.5
1.6
2.3
2.5
1.5

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

.1
-.1
.4
.4
.0

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

150.8
157.4
141.3
146.9
146.5
153.5

2.0
1.7
1.7
3.1
2.4
1.3

.2
.5
.7
.3
.9
.0

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:

144.4
143.7
139.5
143.0

150.5
156.6
140.3
146.5
145.2
153.5
-

144.8
144.0
139.8
143.7

-

-

-

-

-

2.3
2.1
.7
3.1

.3
.2
.2
.5

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.