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Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U. S. City Average, by expenditure category and commodity and service group


 Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and commodity
 and service group //QCT Test 02192015//

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                   Unadjusted                           
                                                 Relative   Unadjusted indexes percent change to   Seasonally adjusted  
                                               importance,                      Mar. 2006 from-    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                       December                                                               
                                                   2005       Feb.      Mar.                                            
                                                              2006      2006     Mar.     Feb.   Dec. to Jan. to Feb. to
                                                                                 2005     2006     Jan.    Feb.    Mar. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000     198.7     199.8      3.4      0.6     0.7     0.1     0.4 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -     595.2     598.6        -        -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     15.051     194.4     194.5      2.6      0.1     0.5     0.2     0.1 
   Food.......................................     13.942     194.0     194.0      2.6      0.0     0.5     0.1     0.1 
    Food at home..............................      7.988     192.6     192.3      2.2     -0.2     0.5    -0.1    -0.1 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.098     210.3     210.9      1.2      0.3     0.5    -0.3     0.3 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.133     185.4     185.9      0.9      0.3     0.1    -0.3     0.3 
     Dairy and related products...............       .852     183.4     183.0      0.9     -0.2     0.5    -0.2     0.1 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.219     253.4     248.5      6.3     -1.9     1.7     0.7    -1.7 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .910     147.3     148.0      3.1      0.5     0.3    -0.2     0.7 
     Other food at home.......................      1.777     169.1     169.2      2.1      0.1     0.5    -0.1     0.1 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .302     167.3     170.1      4.6      1.7     0.2    -1.7     1.9 
      Fats and oils...........................       .231     170.4     168.5      0.9     -1.1     1.4     0.2    -1.4 
      Other foods (1).........................      1.244     184.7     184.5      1.8     -0.1     0.5     0.2    -0.1 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .328     113.4     113.0      1.0     -0.4     0.2     0.7    -0.4 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.953     197.2     197.6      3.1      0.2     0.3     0.3     0.2 
     Other food away from home (2)............       .277     134.7     135.2      4.5      0.4     0.2     0.3     0.4 
   Alcoholic beverages (1)....................      1.109     199.5     200.1      2.2      0.3     0.8     0.8     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     42.380     200.5     201.3      3.7      0.4     0.5     0.1     0.2 
   Shelter....................................     32.260     228.3     229.9      2.5      0.7     0.1     0.4     0.4 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.832     221.6     222.3      3.2      0.3     0.1     0.3     0.4 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      2.611     133.4     140.4      1.5      5.2     0.5     0.6     0.8 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     23.442     234.1     234.9      2.7      0.3     0.2     0.3     0.4 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .375     116.2     116.2     -2.4      0.0    -0.2     0.3     0.0 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.371     194.6     192.3     15.4     -1.2     3.4    -1.1    -0.9 
    Fuels.....................................      4.494     177.5     174.8     17.8     -1.5     3.8    -1.4    -1.0 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .339     230.5     230.4     17.9      0.0    -1.2    -2.8     0.4 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.155     182.8     179.9     17.8     -1.6     4.2    -1.3    -1.1 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................       .877     135.0     135.1      4.8      0.1     0.7     0.8    -0.2 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.749     126.8     126.7      0.5     -0.1    -0.3     0.0     0.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .779     135.0     134.9      5.1     -0.1     0.6     0.7    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.786     116.6     122.0     -1.2      4.6     0.3    -1.0     1.0 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .915     112.7     116.2     -2.8      3.1     0.2    -1.0     0.5 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.612     106.3     115.0     -1.8      8.2    -0.6    -1.3     2.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .183     116.6     118.7     -0.3      1.8     0.2     1.7    -0.2 
   Footwear...................................       .759     122.8     125.4      2.1      2.1     2.1    -0.7     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     17.415     175.8     177.4      5.1      0.9     1.8    -0.2     0.9 
   Private transportation.....................     16.329     171.9     173.5      5.0      0.9     1.8    -0.2     1.0 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      7.858      96.2      96.0      0.4     -0.2     0.3     0.1    -0.1 
     New vehicles.............................      5.155     139.3     138.8     -0.2     -0.4     0.6     0.1    -0.1 
     Used cars and trucks (1).................      1.799     139.5     140.0      1.7      0.4     0.1     0.1     0.4 
    Motor fuel................................      4.191     198.1     205.8     17.0      3.9     6.2    -0.9     3.6 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      4.148     197.0     204.7     17.0      3.9     6.4    -1.0     3.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .362     114.9     115.4      4.1      0.4     0.4     0.4     0.4 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair......      1.131     212.9     213.4      4.3      0.2     0.2     0.9     0.3 
   Public transportation......................      1.087     221.3     222.6      5.9      0.6     1.3    -0.2    -0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.220     332.1     333.8      4.1      0.5     0.1     0.5     0.4 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.457     283.1     284.3      4.1      0.4     0.4     0.3     0.4 
   Medical care services......................      4.764     346.1     348.0      4.1      0.5     0.0     0.5     0.4 
    Professional services.....................      2.815     286.5     287.8      2.9      0.5    -0.3     0.2     0.4 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.576     460.4     463.3      5.9      0.6     0.7     1.1     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.637     110.2     110.6      1.5      0.4     0.0     0.1     0.4 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.783     104.3     105.2      0.6      0.9    -0.2    -0.2     0.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.047     115.7     115.6      2.6     -0.1     0.4     0.2     0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      2.967     158.4     158.4      6.1      0.0     0.7     0.3     0.5 
    Educational books and supplies............       .196     382.0     383.1      6.2      0.3     0.5     0.1     0.5 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare.      2.771     457.2     457.2      6.1      0.0     0.7     0.3     0.5 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.080      84.5      84.4     -0.9     -0.1     0.2     0.0    -0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      2.895      82.0      81.9     -1.4     -0.1    -0.1    -0.1    -0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.245      95.2      95.0      0.0     -0.2     0.0     0.0    -0.2 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .650      13.0      13.0     -7.1      0.0    -0.8     0.0     0.0 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (2)...................       .236      11.5      11.4    -14.9     -0.9    -0.9    -0.9    -0.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.463     319.1     320.0      2.8      0.3     0.3     0.1     0.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .710     515.9     519.0      4.5      0.6     0.4     0.2     0.6 
   Personal care..............................      2.752     188.6     189.1      2.4      0.3     0.2     0.1     0.1 
    Personal care products (1)................       .710     155.6     155.2      1.4     -0.3     0.3    -0.1    -0.3 
    Personal care services (1)................       .675     207.9     208.5      2.6      0.3    -0.1     0.7     0.3 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.172     309.3     310.9      3.4      0.5     0.3     0.1     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     40.790     161.4     162.8      2.9      0.9     0.9    -0.1     0.6 
  Food and beverages..........................     15.051     194.4     194.5      2.6      0.1     0.5     0.2     0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.739     142.8     144.7      3.1      1.3     1.1    -0.3     0.8 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     14.163     169.1     173.3      5.9      2.5     2.3    -1.8     0.8 
    Apparel...................................      3.786     116.6     122.0     -1.2      4.6     0.3    -1.0     1.0 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     10.377     205.7     209.3      8.6      1.8     2.5    -0.3     1.8 
   Durables...................................     11.576     115.3     115.1     -0.5     -0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.0 
 Services.....................................     59.210     235.7     236.6      3.8      0.4     0.5     0.2     0.2 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     31.884     237.8     239.6      2.5      0.8     0.1     0.4     0.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .375     116.2     116.2     -2.4      0.0    -0.2     0.3     0.0 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.155     182.8     179.9     17.8     -1.6     4.2    -1.3    -1.1 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................       .877     135.0     135.1      4.8      0.1     0.7     0.8    -0.2 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .779     135.0     134.9      5.1     -0.1     0.6     0.7    -0.1 
  Transportation services.....................      5.707     228.7     228.8      2.5      0.0     0.4     0.0    -0.1 
  Medical care services.......................      4.764     346.1     348.0      4.1      0.5     0.0     0.5     0.4 
  Other services..............................     10.669     273.9     274.6      3.2      0.3     0.3     0.2     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.058     199.5     200.8      3.5      0.7     0.7     0.1     0.4 
 All items less shelter.......................     67.740     189.4     190.3      3.9      0.5     0.9    -0.1     0.4 
 All items less medical care..................     93.780     191.9     193.0      3.3      0.6     0.7     0.0     0.4 
 Commodities less food........................     26.848     144.9     146.8      3.0      1.3     1.1    -0.3     0.8 
 Nondurables less food........................     15.272     171.0     175.0      5.7      2.3     2.2    -1.7     0.8 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     11.486     204.2     207.5      8.0      1.6     2.3    -0.1     1.6 
 Nondurables..................................     29.214     182.2     184.4      4.2      1.2     1.5    -0.9     0.5 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     27.325     251.0     250.9      5.2      0.0     0.9    -0.1     0.0 
 Services less medical care services..........     54.446     226.5     227.3      3.7      0.4     0.5     0.0     0.2 
 Energy.......................................      8.685     186.4     188.6     17.3      1.2     5.0    -1.2     1.3 
 All items less energy........................     91.315     201.6     202.6      2.2      0.5     0.2     0.2     0.2 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.373     203.6     204.9      2.1      0.6     0.2     0.1     0.3 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.319     140.3     141.5      0.3      0.9     0.2    -0.1     0.3 
    Energy commodities........................      4.530     201.1     208.3     17.0      3.6     5.7    -1.0     3.3 
   Services less energy services..............     55.055     241.1     242.4      2.8      0.5     0.2     0.3     0.3 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -    $ .503    $ .500        -        -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -    $ .168    $ .167        -        -       -       -       - 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated
 using a geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
   5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   - Data not available.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

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