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Table 7. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and commodity and service group


 Table 7. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U): U.S. city average, by
 expenditure category and commodity and service group

 (December 1999=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
                                                                                    Unadjusted    
                                                 Relative       Unadjusted      percent change to 
                                               importance,       indexes         Mar. 2006 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2003-2004                                         
                                                              Feb.      Mar.      Mar.      Feb.  
                                                              2006      2006      2005      2006  
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000    R115.5     116.1       3.0       0.5 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     15.072     114.9     114.9       2.4       0.0 
   Food.......................................     13.943     114.9     114.9       2.5       0.0 
    Food at home..............................      8.029     112.5     112.4       2.2      -0.1 
    Food away from home.......................      5.914     118.2     118.4       3.0       0.2 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.130     114.9     115.2       2.1       0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.173     120.4     120.9       3.5       0.4 
   Shelter....................................     32.495     120.7     121.6       2.6       0.7 
   Fuels and utilities........................      4.702     149.4     147.8      14.2      -1.1 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.977      96.9      96.8       0.0      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      4.076      87.6      91.7      -1.2       4.7 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.095     116.6     117.4       4.3       0.7 
   Private transportation.....................     15.988     117.2     118.1       4.2       0.8 
   Public transportation......................      1.107     108.8     109.5       5.6       0.6 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.055     129.8     130.4       3.9       0.5 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.458     119.8     120.3       3.9       0.4 
   Medical care services......................      4.597     133.2     133.9       4.0       0.5 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      5.863     105.3     105.7       1.1       0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.190     102.8     102.7       1.6      -0.1 
   Education..................................      2.751     147.1     147.1       6.1       0.0 
   Communication..............................      3.439      76.4      76.3      -1.9      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.475     118.8     119.1       2.7       0.3 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     58.763     122.9     123.4       3.6       0.4 
 Commodities..................................     41.237     106.1     107.0       2.2       0.8 
  Durables....................................     12.340      88.1      87.9      -0.9      -0.2 
 Nondurables..................................     28.897     114.9     116.3       3.6       1.2 
  All items less food and energy..............     78.707     111.8     112.5       2.0       0.6 
 Energy.......................................      7.351     162.0     163.7      16.6       1.0 

   R Revised.
 Indexes for 2006 are initial estimates.  Indexes for 2005 are interim adjustments.
 NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

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