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Consumer price changes for home furnishings and household goods and services

April 15, 2019

Spring has finally arrived and it's the perfect time for spring cleaning, trying out your green thumb, or starting a home improvement project. Let's take a look at consumer prices for items or services you may buy when updating your home. The price of dishes and flatware fell 10.7 percent over the 12-months ending March 2019 while prices for major appliances increased 8.8 percent during this same period.

12-month percent change in the Consumer Price Index for household goods and services, not seasonally adjusted, March 2018–19
Expenditure category 12-month percent change

Dishes and flatware


Window coverings


Clocks, lamps, and decorator items


Nonelectric cookware and tableware


Indoor plants and flowers


Floor coverings


Tools, hardware and supplies


Bedroom furniture


Outdoor equipment and supplies


Household cleaning products


Domestic services


Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture


Gardening and lawncare services


Household paper products


Major appliances


Interior furnishings such as window coverings (–3.6 percent), clocks, lamps, and decorator items (–2.9 percent), and nonelectric cookware and tableware (–1.6 percent) all decreased from March 2018 to March 2019. Prices for gardening and lawncare services increased 4.4 percent and domestic services 3.5 percent.

These data are from the Consumer Price Index program and are not seasonally adjusted. For more information, see "Consumer Price Index — March 2019." Also see Charts related to the latest "U.S. Consumer Price Index" news release.



Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer price changes for home furnishings and household goods and services at (visited December 01, 2022).