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M AR CH 1966

PRICE TRENDS
Bulletin N o . 1510

• CHARTS

• TABLES

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
W. Willard Wirtz, Secretary
BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
Arthur M. Ross, Commissioner

M A R C H 1966

PRICE TRENDS
Bulletin No. 1510

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
W Willard Wirtz, Secretary
.
B U REAU OF LABOR S T A T IS T I C S

Arthur M. Ross, Commissioner

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P R E F A C E

The charts and tables in this publication have been selected
to supply a useful analytical tool for those concerned with evalu­
ating current price trends. Although based primarily upon the
consumer and wholesale price indexes regularly published by the
Bureau of Labor Statistics, a few other pertinent economic series
have been included.
Most of the charts begin with 1963, when the first evidences of
the current industrial price uptrend appeared, but a few start with
earlier periods in order to supply historical perspective. This
year, the Bureau published for the first time seasonally adjusted
indexes for selected consumer commodities, and some charts compare
the trends of these seasonally-adjusted indexes with the matching
unadjusted indexes.
More detailed and comprehensive graphic presentations and tables
can be found in Prices: A Chartbook. 1953-62 (Bulletin 1351) and the
September 1963 Supplement (Bulletin 1351-1).
This bulletin was prepared in the Branch of Price Economics of
the Office of Prices and Living Conditions, Arnold E. Chase, Assistant
Commissioner.




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C o n te n ts

Page
General price trends (Charts 1-7)...... .......

1

Farm and food prices (Charts 8-14)....... .....

8

Wholesale price index: Major groups,
since 1955 (Charts 15-18)....................

14

Selected industrial prices,
since 1963 (Charts 19-29)........... .........

18

Consumer price index: Major groups,
since 1959 (Chart 30)......... ...............

29

Consumer price index: Major sectors and
selected nonfood commodities,
since 1963 (Charts 31-36)........ •••••.......

30

Consumer services (Charts 37 and 38).... . ...... •

36

Appendix tables:




1.

Key wholesale price indexes, 1960-66.....

39

2.

Wholesale price indexes for significant
industrial commodities, 1966............

42

3.

Key consumer price indexes, 1960-66.......

44

4.

Consumer price indexes for selected
commodities, seasonally adjusted and
unadjusted monthly indexes, 1965-66....

47

Indexes of daily spot market prices,
1965-66...............................

49

5.




Chart 1.

PRICES, PRODUCTION, AND CONSUMER EXPENDITURES

INDEX ( 1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 1 0 0 )

1961
S o u rc e s :

INDEX (1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 1 0 0 )

1962

C o m m e r c e , Federal Reserve, BLS.




1963

1964

1965

1966

Chart 2.

DAILY INDEX OF SPOT MARKET PRICES
(Monthly Averages)

INDEX (1957-59=100)

130

I 25

120

I I5

I 10

105

100

95

90

85




1963

1964

1965

1966

Chart 3.

WHOLESALE AND CONSUMER PRICES BY MAJOR SECTORS

INDEX ( 1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 1 0 0 )

1961




INDEX ( 1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 1 0 0 )

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

Latest Data: April 1966

Chart 4.

YEAR-TO-YEAR CHANGES IN WHOLESALE PRICES

( P e r c e n t c h a n g e in a nnual a ver ages, and since 1 9 6 4 in q u a r t e r l y averages.)

Percent

Percent

6
4

2

0
-2
I2

1
2
FARM AND FOOD

I0
6
6
4

10

!

8

6
4

pi

IIJ

2

0

2

1 1 I 0
-

-2

-2

—4

-4

12 3 4

12 3 4

i I I I i 1 I

—6
1954
to
1955




1955
to
1 95 6

1956
to
1957

1957
to
1958

1 95 8
to
1959

1959
to
I960

I960
to
1961

1 961
to
1962

1962
to
1963

1963
to
1964

1964
to
1965

I

1 96 5
to
1966

1

-6

C h a r t 5.

YEAR-TO-YEAR CHANGES IN CONSUMER PRICES

(Percent change in annual averages, and since 1 9 6 4 in quarterly a ve rage s)
P er c en t

-2

1954
to
1955

Percent

1955
to
1956

1956
to
1957




1957
to
1958

1958
to
1959

1959
to
I9 6 0

I9 6 0
to
1961

1961
to
1962

1962
to
1963

1963
to
1964

1964
to
1965

1965
to
1966

-2

cn

C h a rt 6. IN D U STR IA L C O M M O D IT Y PRICES: SPOT MARKET, WHOLESALE, AND C O N S U M E R
INDEX (1957-59=100)




Chart 7.

MANUFACTURING PRICES, LABOR COSTS, AND PROFITS

1961
JJ

In d e x
(su m

3 J A nnual

of
of

1962

la b o r cost
w age s

and

per

uni t of

s alaries

ra te of pr o f it a f t e r




a nd

1963

output;

the

ra tio

s u p p le m e n t s )

to

taxes as a p e r c e n t of

of

ind ex

index of

1964
of

com pensation

m a n u f a c tu ri n g

s t o c k h o l d e r s ’ equity.

1965
of emp lo y ee s

production.

in

m a n u f a c t u r in g

1966

C hart 8.
INDEX

W HO LESALE AN D C O N S U M E R FOOD PRICES

1957-59=100)

130

125

120

I I5

I 10

105

10 0

95

90

85




1963

1964

1965

1966

C hart 9.

FARM ERS’ COSTS:

MACHINERY, FERTILIZERS, AND A N IM A L FEEDS

Chart 10. FOOD PRICES
INDEX ( 1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 1 0 0 )




C h a rt 11.
IN DEX ( 1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 1 0 0 )

10




LIVESTOCK, AND W HO LESALE A N D RETAIL M E A T PRICES

C h a rt 12.

1963




W H O LES A LE PRICES FOR MAJOR TYPES OF FOOD

1964

1965

1966
n

Chart 13.
INDEX (1957-59=100)

12




C O N S U M E R PRICES FOR MAJOR TYPES OF FOOD

Chart 14.

CONSUMER PRICES FOR MAJOR TYPES OF FOOD
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED AND UNADJUSTED
IN D EX ( 1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 1 0 0 )

INDEX (1957-59=100)

I 20

I 20
FOOD AT H O M E

I I5

I I5

Unadjusted

r

I I0

JJ

I I0

Seasona lly ad ju s te d

105

I 05

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 M

I 00

1 1
IN DEX ( 1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 1 0 0 )

125

I 20

I 15

I I0

I0 5

I 00

95
1965




1966

1965

1966
13
Latest Data: April 1966

C hart 15.

WPI GROUPS:

MACHINERY AND MOTOR VEHICLES, METALS, AN D FUELS AND POWER

INDEX (1957-59=100)

INDEX ( 1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 1 0 0 )

I I5

I )0

105

100

95

90

85

80
19 55




1956

1 9 57

1958

1959

i960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

Chart 16. WPI GROUPS: TEXTILES AND APPAREL, HIDES AND LEATHER,
AND RUBBER AND RUBBER PRODUCTS
INDEX (1957-59=100)

INDEX (1957-59=100)

120

I I5

II0

105

I 00

95

90

85

cn




C h a rt 17.
INDEX (1957-59=100)




WPI GROUPS: PAPER AN D PRODUCTS, LU M B ER AND WOOD PRODUCTS,
AND F U R N ITU R E AND HO U SEH O LD DURABLES

INDEX (1957-59=100)

I I5

I I0

I0 5

l 00

9 5

9 0

8 5

Chart 18. WPI GROUPS: CHEMICALS, NONMETALLIC MINERAL PRODUCTS,
AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND BOTTLED BEVERAGES
INDEX (1957-59 = 100)




INDEX (1957-59 = 100)

115

no

105

100

95

90

85

Chart 19. WPI:
INDEX (19 57-59= 100)

18




DURABLE RAW AND M ANUFACTURED GOODS

Chart 20. WPI:

1963




1964

METALS AND METAL PRODUCTS

1965

1966

19

C h a rt 2 1 .
INDEX (1957-59=100)

20




S T E E L, CARS, AN D A P P LIA N C E S

Chart 22. WPI:

1963




M A C H IN E R Y AND EQUIPM ENT PRICES

1964

1965

1966

21

C h a rt 23 . WPI:
INDEX (1957-59=100)

22




TEXTILES AND APPAREL

Chart 24. WPI:
INDEX

HIDES, LEATHER, A N D FOOTWEAR

1 9 5 7 -5 9 = 1 0 0 )

160

150

140

130

I 20

I I0

100

90

80

70

1963




1964

1965

1966

Chart 25.
INDEX (1 9 5 7 -59= 1 00)

RUBBER AND RUBBER PRODUCTS
INDEX ( 1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 1 0 0 )

105

105

100

100

9 5

95

9 0

90

8 5

85

8 0

80

7 5

75

70

70

24




Chart 26.

WPI:

C HE M ICA LS AND PRODUCTS

INDEX (1957-59=100)

1963




1964

1965

1966

Chart 27.

WPI:

W 0 0 D P U L P AND PAPER

IN D EX ( 1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 1 0 0 )

IN D E X ( 1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 1 0 0 )

I 2 0 i---------------------

------------------------ 1120

WOODPULP AND PAPER

I I 0

I I0
WPI:

WPI:

P ap er

Paper boxes and sh ip pin g c o n ta in e rs

I 00

100

90

90

80

80
I 30

120

I 10

100

90
26




C h a rt 28.

WPI:

LUMBER AND WOOD PRODUCTS

IN D EX ( 1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 1 0 0 )

1963




IN D E X ( 1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 100)

19 64

1965

1966
27

C hart 29.

C O NSTR UCTIO N COSTS AND M ATERIAL PRICES

IN D E X (1957-59=100)

130

CONSTRUCTIO N COSTS AINID MATERIAL PRICES

I 20
Construction cost index

\
J

I 10

WPI: C onstructio n m ateria ls
i

100
\J

90
INDEX ( 1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 1 0 0 )

130

120

I I0

100

90

28




D e p a r t m e n t : of C o m m erce
11

1 1 1 11

1 1 1 1 1

C hart 30.
INDEX (1957-59=100)

CPI:

MAJOR GR OUPS
INDEX (1957-59 = 100)

I 20

I I0

I 00

90

IN D EX ( 1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 1 0 0 )




IN D E X ( 1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 1 0 0 )

I 30

I 20

I 10

I 00

90

29

C hart 31.

1963
30




CPI:

ALL ITE M S AN D MAJOR SECTORS

1964

1965

1966

Chart 32. CPI: C O M M O D IT IE S -F O O D , OTHER NO NDURABLES, AND DURABLES

1 9 63




1964

1965

1966
31

C h a rt 33.

CPI:

N O N D U R A B LE C O M M O D IT IE S EXCEPT FOOD

IN D E X

125

120

I I 5

I I0

105

I 00

95
1963
32




1964

1965

1966

C h art 34.

CPI:

APPAREL

INDEX (1957-59=100)




33

C hart 35. CPI:

1963
34




SELECTED D U R A B L E C O M M O D IT IE S

1964

1965

1966

Chart 36. CONSUMER PRICES FOR SELECTED NONFOOD COMMODITIES,
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED AND UNADJUSTED

INDEX (1957-59=100)

INDEX (19 57 -59=100)

INDEX (1957 -59= 1 00)




1965

1966
35

Chart 37. CPI: MAJOR C O N S U M E R SE RVICE S

1963
36




1964

1965

1966

Chart 38. YEAR-TO-YEAR CHANGES IN CONSUMER SERVICE PRICES
Percent Changes in Annual Averages and for 1966 in Q uarterly Averages

Percent

60

Percent

61

62

63




64

65

66

60

61

62

63

64

65

66

60

61

62

63

64

65

66

37




Table 1.

Key Wholesale Price Indexes, 1960-66
(1957-59=100)
Processed foods

Farm products
Year
or
month

Fresh
fruits
All
Hogs
and vege­ Eggs
commod­ Alii/ Steers
tables
ities
(01) (01-31-ID ©1-31-61)
(Oil)
(016)

Alii/
(02)

Meats
(0221)

Annual Averages
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965

100.7
100.3
100.6
100.3
100.5
102.5

96.9
96.0
97.7
95.7
94.3
98.4

99.4
93.3
102.6
90.4
85.9
95.7

90.8
96.6
95.3
88.3
88.0
120.6

103.2
99.0
95.2
94.0
90.8
93.5

100.0
100.7
101.2
101.1
101.0
105.1

96.8
95.1
97.8
91.5
89.0
100,8

-6.9
+4.3
-1.6
+7.4
-1.4

-4.1
-3.8
-1.3
-3.4
+3.0

+0.7
+0.5
-0.1
-0.1
+4.1

-1.8
+2.8
-6.4
-2.7
+13.3

100.6
93.7
97.7
96.1
103.2
101.8

Percent Change in Annual Averages
1960-61
1961-62
1962-63
1963-64
1964-65

-0.4
+0.3
-0.3
+0.2
+2.0

-0.9
+1.8
-2.0
-1.5
+4.3

-6.1
+10.0
-11.9
-5.0
+11.4

+6.4
-1.3
-7.3
-0.3
+37.0

Monthly Indexes
1965
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.

101.0
101.2
101.3
101.7
102.1
102.8
102.9
102.9
103.0
103.1
103.5
104.1

93.0
94.5
95.4
97.6
98.4
100.3
100.0
99.1
99.5
99.4
100.3
103.0

88.9
89.8
89.3
92.6
97.2
97.7
98.6
101.0
98.6
98.2
97.7
99.1

90.9
94.8
96.7
99.1
112.4
133.2
136.0
139.4
126.7
130.5
135.3
152.4

98.5
102.5
107.8
117.7
118.5
109.0
103.9
85.5
96.1
95.6
94.2
92.2

78.9
76.7
86.9
91.2
79.0
82.0
84.7
100.0
105.9
105.1
114.0
118.2

102.2
102.1
101.8
102.3
103.3
106.1
106.6
106.7
106.7
106.9
107.6
109.4

89.7
89.9
90.1
91.7
97.6
106.6
107.5
107.1
105.8
105.5
105.8
112.1

1966
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.

104.6
105.4
105.4

104.5
107.4
106.8

99.1
103.3
106.1

157.8
158.2
134.9

97.5
98.0
101.3

99.8
116.3
118.5

110.3
111.8
111.5

113.6
116.0
112.8

II

Includes groups not shewn separately.




39

T a b le

1.

K ey W h o le s a le

P r ic e

In d e x e s ,

1 9 6 0 - 6 6 - -C o n tin u e d

(1957-59=100)
Industrial Commodities
Year
or
month

Alii/

NonSteel
ferrous
mill
products metals
(10-2)

Machinery
Nonelec­
trical
(special)

Elec­
trical
(11-7)

Hides
and
leather
(04)

Refined
petroleum
products
(05-7)

Annual Averages
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965

101.3
100.8
100.8
100.7
101.2
102.5

102.1
101.7
101.4
102.0
102.8
103.3

103.9
100.4
99.2
99.1
105.9
115.2

104.2
104.9
106.1
107.1
108.7
110.7

105.2
106.2
107.4
104.2
104.6
109.2

97.6
99.3
98.2
97.2
92.7
95.9

-1.3
-1.6
-1.0
-0.6
0

+ 1.0
+ 1.1
-3.0
+0.4
+4.4

+1.7
-1.1
-1.0
-4.6
+3.5

101.3
100.0
98.4
97.4
96.8
96.8

Percent Change in Annual Averages
1960-61
1961-62
1962-63
1963-64
1964-65

-0.5
0
-0.1
+0.5
+ 1.3

-0.4
-0.3
+0.6
+0.8
+0.5

-3.4
-1.2
-0.1
+6.9
+8.8

+0.7
+ 1.1
+0.9
+ 1.5
+ 1.8

Monthly Indexes
1965
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.

101.9
101.9
102.0
102.1
102.3
102.5
102.5
102.7
102.7
102.8
103.2
103.2

102.9
102.9
103.0
103.0
103.2
103.2
103.4
103.5
103.5
103.7
103.6
103.9

111.5
111.8
112.3
113.4
115.2
116.2
115.5
116.5
117.0
117.4
118.7
117.2

109.7
109.9
110.1
110.2
110.4
110.5
110.4
110.8
111.0
111.2
111.8
111.9

96.7
96.8
96.8
97.0
97.1
96.9
97.0
96.7
96.6
96.6
96.5
96.6

104.9
105.1
105.7
106.3
107.4
107.7
108.8
112.2
111.3
113.3
113.6
114.6

95.2
93.9
94.0
94.1
95.4
96.0
96.0
96.4
96.4
96.6
98.1
98.4

1966
J an.
Feb.
Mar.

i.03.5
103.8
104.0

104.1
104.2
104.3

118.3
119.5
120.8

112.2
112.6
113.0

97.0
97.8
98.2

116.0
117.8
118.7

98.3
97.8
97.2

1/ Includes groups not shown separately.

40




T a b le

1.

K ey W h o le s a le

P r ic e

In d e x e s ,

1 9 6 0 -6 6 --C o n tin u e d

(1957-59=100)
Industrial Commodities
Year
or
month

Textile
products
and
apparel
(03)

Chemicals
and
allied
products
(06)

Pulp
and
paper
(09)

Lumber
and wood
products
(08)

Rubber
Furniture Construc­
and
tion
and other
products durables materials
(07)
(12)
(special)

Annual Averages
I960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965

101.5
99.7
100.6
100.5
101.2
101.8

100.2
99.1
97.5
96.3
96.7
97.4

101.8
98.8
100.0
99.2
99.0
99.9

100.4
95.9
96.5
98.6
100.6
101.1

100.1
99.5
98.8
98.1
98.5
98.0

100.5
98.6
98.3
98.5
99.6
100.8

-3.8
-2.9
+0.5
-1.4
+0.4

-0.6
-0.7
-0.7
+0.4
-0.5

-1.9
-0.3
+0.2
+ 1.1
+ 1.2

99.9
96.1
93.3
93.8
92.5
92.9

Percent Change in Annual Averages
1960-61
1961-62
1962-63
1963-64
1964-65

-1.8
+0.9
-0.1
+0.7
+0.6

-1.1
-1.6
-1.2
+0.4
+0.7

-2.9
+ 1.2
-0.8
-0.2
+0.9

-4.5
+0.6
+2.2
+2.0
+0.5

Monthly Indexes
1965
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.

101.5
101.5
101.5
101.5
101.6
101.9
101.9
101.9
102.1
102.0
101.9
102.0

97.3
97.5
97.5
97.6
97.6
97.4
97.4
97.1
97.2
97.6
97.5
97.6

99.0
99.0
99.5
99.8
100.0
100.0
99.9
99.9
100.0
100.5
100.8
100.9

100.8
100.8
100.7
100.5
100.4
100.3
100.5
101.8
102.0
101.6
101.6
101.9

92.3
92.2
92.2
92.3
92.9
93.1
93.0
93.2
93.3
93.4
93.5
93.5

98.3
98.2
98.3
98.0
98.0
98.0
97.8
97.7
97.7
97.8
98.0
98.2

100.2
100.3
100.2
100.3
100.7
100.7
100.8
101.2
101.2
101.2
101.3
101.4

1966
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.

101.9
102.0
102.1

97.6
97.6
97.6

101.2
101.3
101.8

102.8
103.7
105.6

93.7
94.1
94.3

98.3
98.4
98.4

101.9
102.4
103.0




41

Table 2.

Wholesale Price Indexes for Significant
Industrial Commodities, 1966
(1957-59=100)

Commodity

Mar.

Feb.

Jan.

Percent change
to
Mar. 1966 from:
Dec,
1965

All industrial commodities
Textile products and apparel
Cotton products
Wool products
Manmade fiber products
Apparel
Hides, skins, and leather products
Hides and skins
Leather
Footwear
Fuels and power
Refined petroleum products
Chemicals and allied products
Industrial chemicals: inorganic
Industrial chemicals: organic
Paint materials
Drug materials
Fertilizer materials
Plastic materials
Rubber and rubber products
Crude rubber
Synthetic rubber
Tires
Lumber and wood products
Lumber
Plywood
Pulp, paper, and allied products
Woodpulp
Wastepaper
Paper
Paperboard
Converted paper products
Building paper and board

42




104,0
102.1
101.8
106.0
90.8
104.7
118.7
147.8
123.3
115.3
99,9
97.2
97.6
105.3
88.6
89.8
94.4
104,7
88.4
94.3
91.2
98.0
90.4
105.6
107.4
97.7
101.8
98,0
108.7
105.4
97.0
101.6
92.7

103.8
102.0
101.5
105.8
91.0
104.7
117.8
152.8
118.0
114.9
100.3
97.8
97.6
105.1
88.6
89.5
94.5
104.7
88.4
94.1
91.0
98.0
90.4
103.7
105.6
94.0
101.3
98.0
105.5
105.4
96.7
100.9
92.7

103.5
101.9
101.0
105.9
91.3
104.6
116.0
140.0
116.6
114.4
100.5
98.3
97.6
105.1
88.5
89.5
94.4
103.8
88.4
93.7
90.0
98.0
90.4
102.8
104.3
93.9
101.2
98.0
105.8
105.2
96.7
100.8
92.7

Mar.
1965

+0.8
+0.1
+0,6
+0.6
-1.2
+0,4
+3.6
+ 11.7
+8,0
+ 1.3
-0.7
-1.2
0
+0.2
-0.7
+0.9
-0.2
+0.9
0
+0.9
+ 1,8
0
+0.1
+3.6
+3.9
+6.1
+0,9
-0.1
+3,9
+0.5
+0.5
+ 1.2
0

+2.0
+0.6
+2,2
+2,8
-5.8
+ 1.6
+ 12.3
+60.5
+ 16.7
+5.7
+2.0
+3,4
+0.1
+0,7
+0.2
-0.6
-0.2
+0,4
0
+ 2.3
+0,7
0
+3.1
+4,9
+6,0
+6,0
+2.3
-0.1
+ 13.0
+ 1.5
+0.7
+ 2.8
+0.5

T a b le

2,
W h o le s a le P r i c e In d e x e s f o r S i g n i f i c a n t
I n d u s t r i a l C o m m o d it ie s , 1 9 6 6 - - C o n t in u e d

(1957-59=100)

Commodity

Mar.

Feb.

Jan,

Percent change
to
Mar. 1966 from:
Dec.
1965

Mar.
1965

Metal and metal products
Iron and steel
Steel mill products
Foundry and forge shop products
Nonferrous metals
Wire and cable
Heating equipment
Fabricated structural metal products
Fabricated nonstructural metal products
All machinery and equipment
Electrical machinery and equipment
All nonelectrical machinery and equip.
Metalworking machinery and equipment
General purpose machinery and equip.
Construction machinery and equipment
Agricultural machinery and equipment
Motor vehicles
Furniture and other household durables
Household furniture
Household appliances
TV, radio receivers, and phonograph
Nonmetallie mineral products
Concrete ingredients
Structural clay products
Tobacco products
Nonalcoholic beverages
Miscellaneous products
Manufactured animal feeds

108.0
102.3
104.3
107,2
120.8
115.8
91.8
103.1
110.9
105.0
98.2
113.0
121.1
107.3
117.9
118.0
100.3
98.4
107.2
89.1
83.7
102.1
103.8
105.9
109.8
128.5
113.1
119.6

107,5
102.2
104.2
107.2
119.5
116.3
91.7
102.6
110.5
104.7
97.8
112.6
120.7
106.8
117.5
117.8
100.4
98.4
107.2
88.7
84.0
102.1
103.7
105.8
106.6
128.5
116.0
124.8

107.0
102.0
104.1
107.1
118.3
115.8
91.5
102.3
110.0
104.4
97.0
112.2
119.8
106.8
116.9
117.3
100.5
98.3
107.0
88.7
84,1
102,0
103.6
105.6
106.6
128.5
114.3
121.8

+ 1.3
+0,6
+0,4
+0.5
+3.1
+0.5
+0.2
+ 1.1
+ 1.1
+0.8
+ 1.7
+0,4
+ 1.9
+0.8
+ 1.2
+0.9
-0.2
+0.2
+0.5
+0.3
-0.9
+0.5
+0.4
+0.3
+3 •6
0
+0.5
+0.8

+3.1
+ 1.0
+ 1.3
+ 1.5
+7.6
+6.7
+0.2
+2.8
+ 1,6
+1.4
+1.4
+0.4
+4.8
+2.8
+3.0
+3.0
-0.5
+0.1
+ 1.1

Durable Commodities
Raw durables
Durable manufactures

105.3
114.7
105.1

104.9
111.4
104.8

104.6
108.2
104.5

+ 1.1
+8.8
+0.9

+ 1.9
+ 10.8
+ 1.7

Nondurable Commodities
Raw nondurables
Nondurable manufactures

105.3
106.9
104.7

105.5
107.3
104.8

104.5
105.1
104.3

+ 1.3
+2.8
+0.9

+5.5
+8.7
+4.3




-

1.0

-2.6
+0.2
+0.6
+ 1.0
+3.5
+0.3
+3.3
+4.7

43

Table 3.

Key Consumer Price Indexes, 1960-66
(1957-59=100)
Food at Home

Year
or
month

Meats
All
items

Food

Fruits and veg.

A 111/
Beef 2 Pork
/

Fresh

Processing

Food
away
from
home

Annual Averages

I960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965

103.1
104.2
105.4
106.7
108.1
109.9

101.4
102.6
103.6
105.1
106.4
108.8

100.6
101.5
102.2
103.5
104.7
107.2

104.2
102.5
106.2
105.0
101.9
106.8

93.8
98.2
99.1
96.6
96.1
109.4

105.2
103.5
106.3
112.6
119.2
121.7

101.4
105.6
102.6
108.3
110.8
107.3

105.5
107.8
110.7
113.2
115.2
117.8

-1.6
+2.7
+5.9
+5.9
+2.1

+4.1
-2.8
+5.6
+2.3
-3.2

+2.2
+2.7
+2.3
+ 1.8
+2.3

Percent Change in Annual Averages
1960-61
1961-62
1962-63
1963-64
1964-65

+ 1.1
+ 1.2
+ 1.2
+ 1.3
+1.7

+ 1.2
+ 1.0
+ 1.4
+ 1.2
+2.3

+0.9
+0.7
+ 1.3
+ 1.2
+2.4

-1.6
+3.6
-1.1
-3.0
+4.8

+4.7
+0.9
-2.5
-0.5
+ 13.8

Monthly Indexes
1965
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.

108.9
108.9
109.0
109.3
109.6
110.1
110.2
110.0
110.2
110.4
110.6
111.0

106.6
106.6
106.9
107.3
107.9
110.1
110.9
110.1
109.7
109.7
109.7
110.6

104.8
104.8
105.0
105.5
106.2
108.8
109.7
108.6
108.0
107.8
107.8
108.9

103.1
102.4
102.6
102.6
103.9
109.6
110.9
110.1
109.8
109.1
108.3
108.9

96.2
97.0
97.4
97.5
98.6
108.9
117.2
119.9
119.9
118.8
118.3
122.8

115.7
118.2
122.2
126.4
133.5
141.6
138.6
121.2
110.2
109.7
111.2
112.2

108.6
107.5
106.9
106.7
106.2
105.8
106.1
106.4
106.7
107.4
108.8
110.0

116.1
116.3
116.5
116.8
116.9
117.2
117.6
118.2
118.8
119.2
119.6
119.9

1966
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.

111.0
111.6
112.0

111.4
113.1
113.9

109.8
111.8
112.6

109.4
111.4
113.9

130.9
133.2
131.7

112.5
121.5
122.8

110.3
110.6
110.8

120.4
120.8
121.2

If
2/

44




Includes foods not shown separately.
Includes veal.

T a b le

3,

Key C onsum er P r ic e

In d e x e s ,

1 9 6 0 - 6 6 - -C o n tin u e d

(1957-59=100)
Housing
Year
or
month

All

Homeownership

Transportation

Apparel
and
upkeep

Health
and
recrea­
tion

All
commod­
ities ex­
cept food

Nondurabies
less
Durables
food

Annual Averages

I960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965

103.1
103.9
104.8
106.0
107.2
108.5

103.7
104.4
105.6
107.0
109.1
111.4

103.8
105.0
107.2
107.8
109.3
111.1

102.2
103.0
103.6
104.8
105.7
106.8

105.4
107.3
109.4
111.4
113.6
115.6

100.9
100.8
101.8
102.1
103.0
102.6

102.6
103.2
103.8
104.8
105.7
107.2

+0.3
+0.8
+0.7
+0.9
+0.7

- 0 .1
+1.0
+0.3
+0.9
-0.4

+0.6
+0.6
+ 1.0
+0.9
+ 1.4

101.7
102.0
102.8
103.5
104.4
105.1

Percent Change in Annual Averages
1960-61
1961-62
1962-63
1963-64
1964-65

+0.8
+0.9
+1.1
+1.1
+ 1.2

+0.7
+1.1
+1.3
+2.0
+2.1

+1.2
+2.1
+0.6
+ 1.4
+ 1.6

+0.8
+0.6
+ 1.2
+0.9
+1.0

+ 1.8
+2.0
+ 1.8
+2.0
+ 1.8

Monthly Indexes
1965
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.

108.1
108.2
108.2
108.2
108.2
108.2
108.3
108.2
108.6
109.0
109.2
109.4

110.6
110.9
110.8
110.8
110.8
111.0
111.2
111.4
111.6
112.1
112.5
112.9

111.1
110.6
110.6
111.0
111.4
111.2
111.5
111.0
111.0
111.2
111.5
111.6

105.6
105.8
106.0
106.3
106.8
106.9
106.1
106.4
107.2
107.8
108.1
108.1

114.5
114.7
114.9
115.4
115.6
115.7
115.3
115.6
115.8
106.2
116.4
116.6

104.9
104.7
104.8
105.0
105.2
105.1
104.7
104.7
104.9
105.3
105.6
105.7

103.6
103.3
103.2
103.0
102.9
102.6
102.3
101.8
101.7
102.1
102.4
102.4

106.1
106.1
106.2
106.8
107.2
107.3
106.9
107.1
107.7
108.0
108.3
108.4

1966
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.

109.2
109.4
109.6

113.1
113.3
113.5

111.2
111.1
111.4

107.3
107.6
108.2

116.9
117.1
117.6

105.3
105.4
105.6

101.9
101.8
102.0

108.0
108.3
108.6




45

T a b le

3.

K ey C onsum er P r ic e

In d e x e s ,

1 9 6 0 -6 6 --C o n tin u e d

(1957-59=100)
Services
Year
or
month

All— ^

Rent

All
less
rent

Household
services
less rent

Medical
care

Trans­
porta­
tion

Other

109.1
113.1
116.8
120.3
123.2
127.1

107.0
109.5
111.2
112.4
115.0
119.3

106.2
109.7
112.6
115.3
118.5
121.8

+3.7
+3.3
+3.0
+2.4
+3.2

+2.3
+ 1.6
+ 1.1
+2.3
+3.7

+3.3
+2.6
+2.4
+2.8
+2.8

Annual Averages
106.6
108.8
110.9
113.0
115.2
117.8

I960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965

103.1
104.4
105.7
106.8
107.8
108.9

107.4
110.0
112.1
114.5
117.0
120.0

108.0
109.2
110.6
113.0
114.8
117.0

Percent Change in Annual Averages
1960-61
1961-62
1962-63.
1963-64
1964-65

+2.1
+ 1.9
+ 1.9
+ 1.9
+2.3

+ 1.3
+ 1.2
+ 1.0
+0.9
+ 1.0

+2.4
+ 1.9
+2.1
+ 2.2
+2.6

+ 1.1
+ 1.3
+ 2.2
+ 1.6
+ 1.9

Monthly Indexes
1965
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov,
Dec.

116.6
116.9
117.0
117.3
117.5
117.6
117.8
117.9
118.5
118.7
119.0
119.3

108.4
108.5
108.7
108.8
108.8
108.8
108.9
109.0
109.1
109.2
109.3
109.5

118.8
118.9
119.1
119.3
119.5
119.7
120.0
120.0
120.7
121.0
121.3
121.6

116.0
116.2
116.2
116.3
116.5
116.8
116.9
116.6
117.6
117.9
118.1
118.4

125.0
125.5
125.9
126.2
126.5
127.0
127.5
127-.7
127.8
128.1
128.5
128.9

117.7
118.2
118.4
118.5
118.7
118.6
119.1
119.6
120.2
120.7
121.0
121.3

120.1
120.4
120.7
121.3
121.6
121.7
121.9
122.1
122.6
122.8
123.0
123.2

1966
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.

119.5
119.7
120.1

109.7
109.8
109.9

121.8
122.0
122.5

117.9
118.1
118.5

129.5
129.9
130.8

122.5
122.6
122.6

123.8
124.1
125.0

1/

46




Includes groups not shown separately.




T a b le

4.

C o n s u m e r P r i c e In d e x e s f o r s e l e c t e d c o m m o d itie s
s e a s o n a lly a d ju s te d an d u n a d ju s te d , 1 9 6 5 -6 6

(1957-59=100)
Food at home
Year
and
month

Adj.

Unadj.

Meats, poultry*
and fish
Adj.

Unadj•

Dairy
products
Adj.

Unadj.

Fruits and
vegetables
Adj.

Other foods
at home

Unadj.

Adj.

Unadj.

1965
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.

105.0
104.8
105.3
105.9
106.7
108.9
108.3
108.2
107.7
107.8
108.2
109.2

104.8
104.8
105.0
105.5
106.2
108.8
109.7
108.6
108.0
107.8
107.8
108.9

99.2
99.5
100.3
101.1
102.1
108.0
109.0
108.3
107.5
107.6
108.1
110.3

99.2
99.5
99.6
99.8
100.3
106.4
109.2
109.8
109.8
108.9
108.5
110.1

104.9
104.9
104.9
105.0
105.0
105.1
104.8
105.1
105.1
104.9
105.2
105.4

105.6
105.2
105.0
104.5
104.2
104.0
104.3
105.0
105.3
105.5
105.8
106.1

115.0
114.4
115.3
115.5
117.4
119.8
116.5
113.8
112.6
113.3
114.4
114.1

112.4
113.3
115.3
117.6
121.4
125.9
124.3
114.6
108.5
108.5
109.9
111.0

100.8
100.7
101.0
102.0
102.0
102.1
102.0
102.1
101.6
101.7
102.1
103.3

101.6
100.9
100.3
101.1
100.8
100.5
101.2
101.9
103.0
103.5
102.9
103.8

1966
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.

110.0
111.8
112.9

109.8
111.8
112.6

112.9
115.7
117.7

112.9
115.7
116.9

105.9
106.7
108.0

106.6
107.0
108.1

113.9
117.7
117.4

111.3
116.5
117.4

102.1
103.3
104.4

102.9
103.5
103.7

Table 4. Consumer Price Indexes for selected commodities,
seasonally adjusted and unadjusted, 1965-66--Continued
(1957-59=100)
Year
and
month

Fuel oil
and coal

Housefurnishings

Adj •

Unadj.

Adj.

Unadj.

106.5
106.7
106.5
105.4
104.6
103.4
103.2
103.5
104.3
106.9
107.2
108.6

105.3
105.4
105.3
105.5
106.0
106.1
105.2
105.8
106.0
105.9
106.3
106.5

104.7
104.9
105.0
105.3
105.9
106.0
105.0
105.3
106.2
106.9
107.2
107.2

98.3
98.2
98.2
98.2
98.2
98.0
97.7
97.6
97.5
97.6
97.5
97.8

98.0
98.1
98.4
98.5
98.3
98.2
97.6
97.3
97.5
97.6
97.6
97.8

108.9
109.0
108.9

106.8
107.0
107.4

106.2
106.5
107.1

97.9
97.9
97.8

97.6
97.8
98.0

Adj.

Unadj.

1965
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.

104.2
104.3
104.5
104.7
106.1
105.5
105.4
105.6
105.7
107.1
106.6
107.3

1966
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.

106.6
106.5
106.9




Apparel
commodities

New cars
Adj.

Used cars

Unadj.

Adj.

Unadj.

100.7
100.6
100.6
100.7
100.6
98.0
98.4
98.4
98.4
96.8
96.9
97.6

101.5
101.0
100.8
100.7
100.2
97.4
97.2
97.1
96.5
97.7
98.7
98.7

125.6
125.2
124.1
121.5
121.2
121.2
121.3
119.0
117.5
118.0
117.4
118.4

123.7
121.7
121.7
120.6
121.1
122.7
123.0
120.3
118.9
119.4
118.7
118.2

96.6
96.8
96.9

97.4
97.2
97.1

116.5
117.3
117.6

114.8
114.0
115.4

Table 5.

Indexes of Daily Spot Market Prices

(Monthly averages of daily indexes)
(1957-59=100)

Year and month

All
commod­ Foodstuffs— ^
ities

Raw
indus­
trials— ^

Livestock
Metals
and
37
/
products—

Textiles
and
fibers

Fats
and ,
oils— ^

102.3
102.4
103.0
105.3
105.2
104.2
103.3
104.7
105.4
105.6
106.1
108.9

91.5
91.5
89.8
90.6
90.3
90.1
89.0
91.2
93.2
93.4
93.9
97.9

110.6
110.7
113.2
116.7
116.9
115.3
114.6
115.2
114.8
115.0
115.5
117.1

92.3
94.7
97.7
102.4
103.5
105.4
106.3
107.4
104.5
106.2
106.2
111.0

129.5
128.2
132.3
137.3
137.9
135.7
134.1
135.9
135.9
135.3
136.7
137.6

105.4
105.2
105.7
107.4
108.2
108.8
109.3
110.0
112.5
112.9
112.8
114.0

101.8
105.2
106.4
108.6
101.7
99.8
100.2
98.5
101.4
103.1
102.4
103.7

1966
January
February
March

☆ U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1966 O - 220-182

1965
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

112.0
113.8
113.6

100.7
101.9
100.7

120.5
122.9
123.5

117.6
120.7
118.2

143.2
147.3
146.9

113.7
113.0
113.9

107.6
109.5
108.5

1/
2/
scrap,
3/
4/

V£>




Includes butter, cocoa beans, corn, cottonseed oil, hogs, lard, steers, sugar, and wheat.
Includes burlap, copper scrap, cotton, hides, lead scrap, printcloth, rosin, rubber, steel
tallow, tin, wool tops, and zinc.
Includes hides, hogs, lard, steers, and tallow.
Includes butter, cottonseed oil, lard, and tallow.




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