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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – MAY 2013
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent in May on a
seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months,
the all items index increased 1.4 percent before seasonal adjustment.
The shelter index rose 0.3 percent and accounted for more than half of the seasonally adjusted all items
increase in May. The energy index rose modestly, with the gasoline index flat but increases in the
electricity and natural gas indexes accounting for the rise. The food index, however, turned down in
May, with the food at home index falling 0.3 percent.
The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in May. Besides the shelter increase,
advances in the indexes for airline fares, recreation, and apparel also contributed to the rise. In contrast,
the indexes for medical care and used cars and trucks declined in May.
The all items index increased 1.4 percent over the last 12 months, an increase from last month’s 1.1
percent figure. The 12-month change in the index for all items less food and energy remained at 1.7
percent. The food index has risen modestly over the last 12 months, advancing 1.4 percent, while the
index for energy has declined, falling 1.0 percent.

Chart 1. One-month percent change in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), seasonally adjusted, May 2012 - May 2013
Percent change
0.7

0.8
0.5

0.6

0.5

0.4
0.1

0.2

0.2
0.0

0.0

0.1

0.0

0.0
-0.2

-0.1

-0.2

-0.4

-0.2
-0.4

May'12

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May'13

Chart 2. 12-month percent change in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), not seasonally adjusted, May 2012 - May 2013
Percent change
2.4
2.2
2.0
1.8
1.6
1.4
1.2
1.0

May'12

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

All items

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

All items less food and energy

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Apr

May'13

Consumer Price Index Data for May 2013
Food
The food index fell 0.1 percent in May after rising 0.2 percent in April. The index for food at home fell
0.3 percent, its largest decline since July 2009. Four of the six major grocery store food group indexes
posted declines, led by nonalcoholic beverages, which fell 1.1 percent. The index for dairy and related
products decreased 0.8 percent, its third decline in the last four months. The indexes for cereals and
bakery products and other food at home both turned down in May, falling 0.4 percent and 0.3 percent,
respectively. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, which increased in April, was unchanged in
May. The only grocery store food group index to rise was fruits and vegetables, which increased 0.4
percent in May after a 1.4 percent decline in April. The food at home index has increased 0.8 percent
over the past year; the fruits and vegetables index has risen the most of the six groups over that span,
increasing 2.1 percent. The index for food away from home rose 0.2 percent in May and has risen 2.3
percent over the past year.

Energy
The energy index rose in May, increasing 0.4 percent after substantial declines in March and April. The
gasoline index, which declined sharply the previous two months, was unchanged in May. (Before
seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices rose 0.8 percent in May.) The fuel oil index continued to fall; its 2.9
percent decrease in May was its third consecutive decline. However, other energy indexes rose. The
electricity index, which increased 0.5 percent in April, rose 0.8 percent in May. The natural gas index
rose 2.4 percent, its fourth consecutive increase. Over the last 12 months energy indexes are mixed, with
the index for fuel oil falling 5.8 percent and the gasoline index down 4.1 percent, but the natural gas
index rising 14.2 percent and the electricity index up 1.7 percent.

All items less food and energy
The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in May after rising 0.1 percent in both
March and April. The shelter index rose 0.3 percent in May, its largest increase since July 2011. The
index for rent rose 0.3 percent and the index for owners’ equivalent rent increased 0.2 percent. The
index for lodging away from home rose 1.2 percent in May, its fifth consecutive increase. Besides
shelter, several other indexes also increased in May. The index for airline fares rose 2.2 percent after
declining in April. The indexes for apparel and recreation both rose 0.2 percent after declining in recent
months. In contrast to these increases, the index for medical care declined in May, falling 0.1 percent.
The index for medical care services was unchanged while the index for medical care commodities fell
0.5 percent, with the index for prescription drugs decreasing 0.6 percent. The index for used cars and
trucks also declined, falling 0.1 percent after increasing in each of the first four months of the year.
Several indexes were unchanged in May, including new vehicles, tobacco, and household furnishings
and operations.
The index for all items less food and energy increased 1.7 percent for the 12 months ending May. The
index for shelter has risen 2.3 percent over the last 12 months. The medical care index has risen 2.2
percent, its smallest 12-month increase since September 1972. The index for medical care services has
increased 2.9 percent over the last year, while the index for medical care commodities was unchanged,
with the prescription drug index down 0.1 percent over the span.
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Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.4 percent over the last 12
months to an index level of 232.945 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.2 percent prior
to seasonal adjustment.
The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased 1.2
percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 229.399 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index
increased 0.2 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) increased 1.3 percent over the
last 12 months. For the month, the index increased 0.2 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Please
note that the indexes for the post-2011 period are subject to revision.
The Consumer Price Index for June 2013 is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at
8:30 a.m. (EDT).

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Discontinuation of Department Store Inventory Indexes
The Bureau of Labor Statistics will discontinue publication of its Department Store Inventory indexes
after the release of the December 2013 CPI in mid-January 2014, and these values will no longer be
uploaded to the Labstat database. For further information please contact Sharon Gibson at 202-691-6968
or gibson.sharon@bls.gov.

Publication Changes for Average Price Series
The Bureau of Labor Statistics will discontinue publication of three average price series after the release
of the June 2013 CPI in mid-July 2013. They are:
- utility (piped) gas, 40 therms;
- utility (piped) gas, 100 therms; and
- electricity, 500 kilowatt hours.
The Bureau will, however, continue to publish average prices for utility (piped) gas on a per therm basis,
and will continue to publish electricity prices on a per kilowatt hour basis. As such, users will be able to
convert these data to any consumption amount. CPI Detailed Report table P1. Average residential
prices for utility (piped) gas, electricity, and fuel oil, U.S. city average and selected areas will no longer
be published. Data for fuel oil #2, per gallon (3.785 liters) will continue to be available in the CPI
Average Price Data public database.

Facilities for Sensory Impaired
Information from this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request.
Voice phone: 202-691-5200, Federal Relay Services: 1-800-877-8339.

Brief Explanation of the CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time of goods and
services purchased by households. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population
groups: (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), which covers households
of wage earners and clerical workers that comprise approximately 29 percent of the total population and
(2) the CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban Consumers (C-CPIU), which cover approximately 88 percent of the total population and include in addition to wage
earners and clerical worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, and technical workers,
the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.
The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels, transportation fares, charges for
doctors’ and dentists’ services, drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day
living. Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas across the country from about 4,000 housing
units and approximately 26,000 retail establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling
stations, and other types of stores and service establishments. All taxes directly associated with the
purchase and use of items are included in the index. Prices of fuels and a few other items are obtained
every month in all 87 locations. Prices of most other commodities and services are collected every
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month in the three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas. Prices of most goods
and services are obtained by personal visits or telephone calls of the Bureau’s trained representatives.
In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each location are averaged together with
weights, which represent their importance in the spending of the appropriate population group. Local
data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average. For the CPI-U and CPI-W separate indexes are
also published by size of city, by region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and
population-size classes, and for 27 local areas. Area indexes do not measure differences in the level of
prices among cities; they only measure the average change in prices for each area since the base period.
For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level. It is important to note that the CPI-U and
CPI-W are considered final when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and subject to
two annual revisions.
The index measures price change from a designed reference date. For the CPI-U and the CPI-W the
reference base is 1982-84 equals 100. The reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals
100. An increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is shown as 116.500. This
change can also be expressed in dollars as follows: the price of a base period market basket of goods
and services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI
Information and Analysis Section on (202) 691-7000.

Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error because it is based upon a sample of
retail prices and not the complete universe of all prices. BLS calculates and publishes estimates of the 1month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent change standard errors annually, for the CPI-U. These
standard error estimates can be used to construct confidence intervals for hypothesis testing. For
example, the estimated standard error of the 1 month percent change is 0.04 percent for the U.S. All
Items Consumer Price Index. This means that if we repeatedly sample from the universe of all retail
prices using the same methodology, and estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95% of
these estimates would be within 0.08 percent of the 1 month percentage change based on all retail
prices. For example, for a 1-month change of 0.2 percent in the All Items CPI for All Urban
Consumers, we are 95 percent confident that the actual percent change based on all retail prices would
fall between 0.12 and 0.28 percent. For the latest data, including information on how to use the estimates
of standard error, see “Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the Consumer Price Index, JanuaryDecember 2012”. These data are available on the CPI home page (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using
the following link: http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2012.pdf

Calculating Index Changes
Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually expressed as percent changes rather
than changes in index points, because index point changes are affected by the level of the index in
relation to its base period while percent changes are not. The example below illustrates the computation
of index point and percent changes.
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Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as annual rates and are computed
according to the standard formula for compound growth rates. These data indicate what the percent
change would be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.
Index Point Change
CPI
Less previous index
Equals index point change

202.416
201.800
.616

Percent Change
Index point difference
Divided by the previous index
Equals
Results multiplied by one hundred
Equals percent change

.616
201.800
0.003
0.003x100
0.3

A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
Because price data are used for different purposes by different groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics
publishes seasonally adjusted as well as unadjusted changes each month.
For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally adjusted changes are usually preferred
since they eliminate the effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and in about the same
magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from changing climatic conditions, production
cycles, model changeovers, holidays, and sales.
The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned about the prices they actually pay.
Unadjusted data also are used extensively for escalation purposes. Many collective bargaining contract
agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation changes to the Consumer Price Index
before adjustment for seasonal variation.
Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes are derived by the X-12-ARIMA
Seasonal Adjustment Method. Seasonally adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.
Each year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised. Data from January 2008 through
December 2012 were replaced in January 2013. Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the
updated seasonal data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through 1977; and, in January 2002,
dependently seasonally adjusted series were revised for January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a
change in the aggregation weights for dependently adjusted series. For further information, please see
“Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted Seasonally Adjusted Series,” in the October 2001 issue of the
CPI Detailed Report.

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Effective with the publication of data from January 2006 through December 2010 in January 2011, the
Video and audio series and the Information technology, hardware and services series were changed from
independently adjusted to dependently adjusted. This resulted in an increase in the number of seasonal
components used in deriving seasonal movement of the All items and 54 other lower level aggregations,
from 73 for the publication of January 1998 through December 2005 data to 82 for the publication of
seasonally adjusted data for January 2006 and later. Each year the seasonal status of every series is
reevaluated based upon certain statistical criteria. If any of the 82 components change their seasonal
adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally adjusted data will
be used in the aggregation of the dependent series for the last 5 years, but the seasonally adjusted
indexes before that period will not be changed. Note: 37 of the 82 components are not seasonally
adjusted for 2013.
Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are subject to revision for up to five years
after their original release. For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data in escalation
agreements.
Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has used
an enhanced seasonal adjustment procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some
CPI series. Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for better estimates of seasonally
adjusted data. Extreme values and/or sharp movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are
estimated and removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal factors. Beginning with the
calculation of seasonal factors for 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis
Seasonal Adjustment.
For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2013, BLS adjusted 31 series using Intervention Analysis
Seasonal Adjustment, including selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and vehicles.
For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel series to offset the effects of events such as
damage to oil refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment series and explanations, please refer to
the article “Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment”, located on our website at
http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please write to the Bureau of Labor
Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact Chris
Graci at (202) 691-5826, or by e-mail at graci.christopher@bls.gov or contact Carlyle Jackson at (202)
691-6984, or by e-mail at jackson.carlyle@bls.gov . If you have general questions about the CPI, please
call our information staff at (202) 691-7000.

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Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Unadjusted indexes

Unadjusted percent
change

Seasonally adjusted percent
change

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

May
2012

Apr.
2013

May
2013

May
2012May
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

Feb.
2013Mar.
2013

Mar.
2013Apr.
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

All items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cereals and bakery products. . . . . . . . . . . .
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs. . . . . . . . . . .
Dairy and related products1 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fruits and vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage
materials................................ .
Other food at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food away from home1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

100.000
14.218
8.533
1.230
1.947
0.888
1.266

229.815
233.339
231.518
268.653
229.351
216.096
283.149

232.531
236.841
234.082
271.388
234.320
218.141
287.545

232.945
236.526
233.302
271.041
233.724
216.327
289.236

1.4
1.4
0.8
0.9
1.9
0.1
2.1

0.2
-0.1
-0.3
-0.1
-0.3
-0.8
0.6

-0.2
0.0
-0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.6
-0.4

-0.4
0.2
0.1
0.6
0.4
0.0
-1.4

0.1
-0.1
-0.3
-0.4
0.0
-0.8
0.4

0.935
2.267
5.685

167.866
205.554
237.262

168.812
206.177
242.236

166.189
205.498
242.642

-1.0
0.0
2.3

-1.6
-0.3
0.2

-0.2
0.2
0.2

0.3
0.4
0.3

-1.1
-0.3
0.2

Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy commodities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel oil1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Motor fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline (all types). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy services2 ........................... .
Electricity2 ................................ .
Utility (piped) gas service2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

9.897
6.123
0.222
5.800
5.612
3.774
2.853
0.921

250.306
327.659
379.681
324.589
323.604
186.762
196.159
156.863

244.757
312.270
368.552
309.048
307.814
190.669
194.553
176.159

247.805
314.009
357.838
311.326
310.352
195.172
199.557
179.173

-1.0
-4.2
-5.8
-4.1
-4.1
4.5
1.7
14.2

1.2
0.6
-2.9
0.7
0.8
2.4
2.6
1.7

-2.6
-4.1
-2.1
-4.2
-4.4
-0.2
-0.6
1.0

-4.3
-7.9
-4.4
-8.1
-8.1
1.4
0.5
4.4

0.4
-0.1
-2.9
0.0
0.0
1.2
0.8
2.4

All items less food and energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Commodities less food and energy
commodities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New vehicles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Used cars and trucks.................... .
Medical care commodities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alcoholic beverages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tobacco and smoking products1 . . . . . . .
Services less energy services. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shelter..................................... .
Rent of primary residence2 . . . . . . . . . .
Owners’ equivalent rent of
residences2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Medical care services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Physicians’ services2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hospital services2 , 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transportation services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Motor vehicle maintenance and
repair1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Motor vehicle insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Airline fare.............................. .

75.884

229.602

233.236

233.462

1.7

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.2

19.539
3.608
3.171
1.882
1.706
0.948
0.801
56.345
31.566
6.509

148.020
127.688
144.401
153.565
333.131
230.766
845.622
278.956
256.442
259.231

147.992
128.861
146.188
150.160
335.293
234.282
869.057
284.954
261.655
265.984

147.762
127.952
145.955
151.099
333.064
234.425
868.983
285.479
262.289
266.559

-0.2
0.2
1.1
-1.6
0.0
1.6
2.8
2.3
2.3
2.8

-0.2
-0.7
-0.2
0.6
-0.7
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.2
0.2

-0.1
-1.0
0.1
1.2
0.1
0.2
-0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

0.0
-0.3
0.3
0.6
0.1
0.2
0.6
0.1
0.2
0.2

0.0
0.2
0.0
-0.1
-0.5
-0.1
0.0
0.2
0.3
0.3

23.892
5.454
1.612
1.562
5.818

264.012
438.766
345.118
252.476
272.912

269.216
452.083
353.529
262.595
279.065

269.635
451.648
353.372
262.060
279.948

2.1
2.9
2.4
3.8
2.6

0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.3

0.1
0.3
0.2
0.4
0.2

0.2
-0.1
0.4
-0.7
-0.2

0.2
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.4

1.142
2.466
0.794

257.372
398.478
317.066

260.341
414.955
318.815

261.065
414.952
326.500

1.4
4.1
3.0

0.3
0.0
2.4

0.0
0.1
0.6

0.1
0.0
-0.7

0.3
0.2
2.2

Expenditure category

1 Not seasonally adjusted.
2 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
3 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
4 Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure
category, May 2013
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Expenditure category

All items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food................................................................... .
Food at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cereals and bakery products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cereals and cereal products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flour and prepared flour mixes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Breakfast cereal1 ......................................... .
Rice, pasta, cornmeal1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rice1 , 2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bakery products........................................... .
Bread2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
White bread1 , 3 ..................................... .
Bread other than white1 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cookies1 , 3 .......................................... .
Fresh cakes and cupcakes1 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other bakery products................................. .
Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts1 , 3 . . .
Crackers, bread, and cracker products3 . . . . . . . . . .
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies,
tarts, turnovers3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Meats, poultry, and fish..................................... .
Meats....................................................... .
Beef and veal1 ......................................... .
Uncooked ground beef1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uncooked beef roasts1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uncooked beef steaks1 , 2 ......................... .
Uncooked other beef and veal1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pork. ..................................................... .
Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products2
............................................................................
Bacon and related products3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Breakfast sausage and related products2 , 3 .. .
Ham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ham, excluding canned3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pork chops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other pork including roasts and picnics2 . . . . . . . . .
Other meats............................................. .
Frankfurters3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lunchmeats1 , 2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lamb and organ meats1 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lamb and mutton1 , 2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Poultry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chicken2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh whole chicken1 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh and frozen chicken parts1 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other poultry including turkey2 .................... .
Fish and seafood1 ..................................... .
Fresh fish and seafood1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Processed fish and seafood2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shelf stable fish and seafood1 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

See footnotes at end of table.

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

100.000
14.218
8.533
1.230
0.466
0.053
0.286
0.127
0.764
0.225

0.114
0.183

0.242

1.947
1.837
1.178
0.555
0.219
0.082
0.203
0.052
0.361
0.140

0.076
0.059
0.086
0.262

0.350
0.273

0.076
0.309
0.160
0.149

Unadjusted percent
change

Seasonally adjusted percent change

May
2012May
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

Feb.
2013Mar.
2013

Mar.
2013Apr.
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

1.4
1.4
0.8
0.9
-0.4
1.8
-1.0
-0.1
1.4
1.7
2.5
2.6
2.8
2.4
1.0
0.0
2.4
1.2
6.8
-2.1

0.2
-0.1
-0.3
-0.1
0.7
0.7
0.3
1.7
0.1
-0.6
-0.3
-0.7
0.5
-0.5
-0.8
-2.5
0.9
-0.9
-0.1
-2.0

-0.2
0.0
-0.1
0.2
-0.5
-0.8
-0.8
-0.3
0.9
0.7
0.0
1.1
-1.3
1.0
1.2
2.5
0.3
0.8
1.2
1.5

-0.4
0.2
0.1
0.6
0.3
2.7
0.6
-0.4
0.5
0.9
1.0
0.8
1.0
1.3
-0.4
0.0
-0.8
1.7
0.4
1.9

0.1
-0.1
-0.3
-0.4
0.3
-0.4
0.3
1.7
0.1
-0.9
-0.5
-0.7
0.5
-0.8
-0.2
-2.2
0.9
-2.0
-0.1
-3.1

1.9
1.9
1.7
0.6
1.7
1.1
3.2
1.3
3.6
-0.2

0.3
-0.3
-0.1
0.1
0.5
-0.3
0.0
1.5
0.2
0.6

-0.7
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.1
0.3
1.6
-0.7
-0.6
-0.2

1.3
0.4
0.3
-0.1
-0.5
-0.3
-1.7
-0.7
0.7
0.2

-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.5
-0.3
0.0
1.5
0.2
-0.6

1.3
4.7
-2.4
-0.1
0.0
-1.2
-2.0
-0.8
-1.7
-0.2
-3.5
-9.7
5.6
6.5
8.7
5.7
2.3
1.7
1.7
1.7
3.8

-0.3
-0.5
0.2
2.4
2.7
0.9
0.1
-1.3
-3.1
-0.5
-2.3
-2.4
0.0
-0.1
-0.6
0.1
0.0
-0.9
-1.4
-0.4
0.2

2.1
3.8
1.0
1.1
1.1
-1.5
-2.3
-1.1
-0.9
-0.4
-0.8
-1.1
0.3
0.5
2.2
-0.1
-0.5
1.0
1.7
0.8
-2.3

-0.3
-0.6
0.1
-1.6
-1.7
-0.7
0.7
0.5
-0.5
-0.2
3.5
4.2
0.0
0.2
1.7
0.6
-0.5
2.0
2.6
2.0
2.9

-1.1
-1.9
-0.5
1.2
1.6
-0.6
0.1
-0.3
-0.4
-0.5
-2.3
-2.4
0.4
0.7
-0.6
0.1
-0.3
-1.4
-1.4
-1.0
0.2

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure
category, May 2013 — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Expenditure category

Frozen fish and seafood1 , 3 .................... .
Eggs. .......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dairy and related products1 .................................. .
Milk1 , 2 ....................................................... .
Fresh whole milk1 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh milk other than whole1 , 2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cheese and related products1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ice cream and related products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other dairy and related products2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fruits and vegetables.......................................... .
Fresh fruits and vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh fruits................................................. .
Apples. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bananas. ................................................ .
Citrus fruits2 ............................................ .
Oranges, including tangerines3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other fresh fruits2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Potatoes. ................................................ .
Lettuce................................................... .
Tomatoes1 .............................................. .
Other fresh vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Processed fruits and vegetables2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canned fruits and vegetables2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canned fruits2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canned vegetables2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frozen fruits and vegetables2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frozen vegetables3 ................................. .
Other processed fruits and vegetables including
dried2 ................................................. .
Dried beans, peas, and lentils1 , 2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials. . . . . . . . . . .
Juices and nonalcoholic drinks2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Carbonated drinks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . .
Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks1 , 2 . . . . . .
Beverage materials including coffee and tea2 . . . . . . . . . . .
Coffee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roasted coffee3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instant and freeze dried coffee1 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other beverage materials including tea2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other food at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sugar and sweets1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sugar and artificial sweeteners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Candy and chewing gum1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other sweets2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fats and oils. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Butter and margarine2 ................................... .
Butter3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Margarine3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Salad dressing1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other fats and oils including peanut butter2 . . . . . . . . . . .
Peanut butter1 , 2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other foods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
See footnotes at end of table.

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

0.111
0.888
0.290

0.281
0.134
0.182
1.266
0.967
0.502
0.091
0.078
0.106
0.226
0.466
0.075
0.065
0.079
0.247
0.299
0.149

0.094

0.056
0.935
0.704
0.288
0.014
0.403
0.230
0.137

0.094
2.267
0.299
0.057
0.179
0.063
0.258
0.075

0.064
0.119
1.710

Unadjusted percent
change

Seasonally adjusted percent change

May
2012May
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

Feb.
2013Mar.
2013

Mar.
2013Apr.
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

-0.5
6.3
0.1
0.5
0.6
0.8
1.2
-2.3
-0.5
2.1
2.7
2.1
12.4
-1.1
1.2
3.9
0.0
3.3
-6.1
4.4
11.4
3.9
0.5
1.2
4.5
-1.1
-0.6
-1.9

-0.4
-3.0
-0.8
-1.2
-1.7
-0.8
0.2
-2.8
-0.4
0.6
0.3
2.4
3.1
0.7
2.8
6.2
2.6
-2.0
2.2
-7.5
0.6
-2.6
1.5
1.6
1.8
1.5
1.1
1.0

1.1
0.1
-0.6
-0.4
-1.2
0.0
-0.6
-0.6
-0.7
-0.4
-0.4
-0.3
0.9
1.0
1.8
1.2
-1.8
-0.4
-2.9
-2.4
2.6
2.0
-0.3
-0.4
0.5
-0.9
-0.1
-0.5

4.7
1.7
0.0
-0.4
0.0
-0.5
-0.3
-0.2
1.6
-1.4
-1.9
-1.5
-1.3
-1.9
0.1
-1.5
-2.3
-2.3
1.8
-7.6
-3.4
-0.8
0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.1
0.5
0.7

-0.4
3.6
-0.8
-1.2
-1.7
-0.8
0.5
-1.7
-0.7
0.4
0.3
0.8
2.1
1.2
-0.3
1.9
0.2
-0.2
0.5
-7.4
0.6
-1.0
0.7
0.7
0.3
0.9
-0.2
-0.9

0.1
-2.8
-1.0
-0.5
-0.2
-1.5
-0.7
-2.5
-5.5
-5.7
-5.6
2.3
0.0
-1.6
-5.0
-1.1
0.0
-1.4
1.3
4.3
-1.6
-3.3
-2.0
-3.5
0.5

1.7
0.9
-1.6
-2.0
-2.1
-0.2
-1.9
-0.3
0.0
0.3
-0.2
-0.8
-0.3
-0.4
-0.4
-0.2
-0.7
0.0
1.2
2.8
-0.1
-0.9
-0.2
-0.2
-0.4

-0.7
0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.6
-0.1
-0.1
-0.7
-1.4
-1.4
-1.2
0.0
0.2
0.1
-0.8
0.7
-0.7
-0.3
0.7
0.2
0.8
-1.0
-0.6
-2.3
0.3

0.2
-2.1
0.3
0.6
1.0
0.4
0.2
-0.8
-2.1
-2.3
-3.3
1.1
0.4
-0.1
0.7
-0.6
1.3
0.5
0.3
1.4
-0.1
-0.6
1.1
0.1
0.5

1.2
0.9
-1.1
-1.4
-1.4
-0.2
-1.9
0.4
-0.4
-0.1
-0.2
0.3
-0.3
-0.4
-1.0
-0.2
-0.4
-0.4
-0.5
1.1
-1.6
-0.9
-0.5
-0.2
-0.3

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure
category, May 2013 — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Expenditure category

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

Feb.
2013Mar.
2013

Mar.
2013Apr.
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

2.2
-0.7
1.6
1.0
-1.6
-1.8
1.0
3.9
1.6
-0.2
0.4
2.3
2.4
2.0
3.4
3.7
2.7
2.1

0.6
0.6
-0.7
-0.6
0.6
-5.0
-1.1
-0.1
-0.7
-0.7
-2.7
0.2
0.1
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.1
-0.2

0.4
0.7
1.0
-0.4
-0.7
2.3
0.0
-1.0
0.7
0.3
0.6
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.0
0.3
0.4

2.6
-0.1
-0.2
2.1
0.4
0.8
1.1
1.8
0.0
0.9
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.1
-0.1
0.4

-0.8
0.6
-0.7
-1.4
1.4
-5.0
-1.1
-0.1
-0.7
-0.7
-2.7
0.2
0.1
0.3
0.2
0.0
0.1
-0.2

0.188
3.774
2.853
0.921

-1.0
-4.2
-5.6
-5.8
-5.4
-4.1
-4.1
-4.4
-2.7
-3.3
-3.8
4.5
1.7
14.2

1.2
0.6
-2.7
-2.9
-2.2
0.7
0.8
0.8
1.6
0.6
-1.9
2.4
2.6
1.7

-2.6
-4.1
-1.3
-2.1
0.5
-4.2
-4.4
-4.4
-4.3
-4.1
-4.0
-0.2
-0.6
1.0

-4.3
-7.9
-3.3
-4.4
1.5
-8.1
-8.1
-8.4
-7.8
-7.5
-6.3
1.4
0.5
4.4

0.4
-0.1
-2.7
-2.9
-0.8
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.9
-0.1
-2.2
1.2
0.8
2.4

75.884
19.539
3.266
0.259
0.037
0.076
0.146
0.705
0.227
0.338
0.132

1.7
-0.2
-0.8
-2.9
-5.5
0.1
-3.7
-0.8
-1.9
-0.2
-0.6

0.1
-0.2
0.1
0.6
-1.0
-1.5
2.1
-0.1
-0.4
0.3
-0.7

0.1
-0.1
-0.3
-1.0
-0.3
0.1
-1.7
0.3
0.8
0.9
-3.8

0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
-1.2
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.9
0.2
1.6

0.2
0.0
0.1
0.6
-1.0
-1.5
2.1
-0.1
-0.4
0.3
-0.9

0.281
0.163

-1.8
-1.9
-2.7
-1.7
-2.2
-4.7
1.0
0.7
0.1

-0.7
-1.2
-1.6
0.0
0.8
1.7
0.1
-0.7
0.2

-0.3
0.3
-0.2
-1.3
-0.7
-2.3
0.4
-0.7
-1.5

-0.6
-1.0
-0.5
-0.3
-0.6
-0.9
0.1
0.0
0.4

-0.6
-0.9
-1.6
0.0
0.6
1.7
-0.2
-0.7
0.3

0.101
0.295
0.329
0.286

Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy commodities.............................................. .
Fuel oil and other fuels1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel oil1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Propane, kerosene, and firewood1 , 6 .................... .
Motor fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline (all types).......................................... .
Gasoline, unleaded regular3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade3 , 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline, unleaded premium3 .......................... .
Other motor fuels2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy services8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electricity8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Utility (piped) gas service8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

9.897
6.123
0.323
0.222
0.101
5.800
5.612

See footnotes at end of table.

Seasonally adjusted percent change

May
2012May
2013

Soups.................................................... .
Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods1 . . . . . . . . . . .
Snacks1 ................................................. .
Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces. . . . . . . . . . . .
Salt and other seasonings and spices2 , 3 . . . . . . .
Olives, pickles, relishes1 , 2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sauces and gravies2 , 3 ............................ .
Other condiments1 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Baby food1 , 2 .......................................... .
Other miscellaneous foods1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prepared salads1 , 3 , 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food away from home1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Full service meals and snacks1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Limited service meals and snacks1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food at employee sites and schools2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food at elementary and secondary schools1 , 3 , 5 . . . . .
Food from vending machines and mobile vendors1 , 2 . . . .
Other food away from home1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

All items less food and energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Commodities less food and energy commodities............. .
Household furnishings and supplies9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Window and floor coverings and other linens1 , 2 . . . . . . .
Floor coverings1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Window coverings1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other linens1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Furniture and bedding1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bedroom furniture1 ....................................... .
Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture1 , 2 .. .
Other furniture2 ........................................... .
Infants’ furniture1 , 3 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appliances2 .................................................. .
Major appliances2 ........................................ .
Laundry equipment3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other appliances1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other household equipment and furnishings2 . . . . . . . . . . .
Clocks, lamps, and decorator items1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indoor plants and flowers10 ............................. .
Dishes and flatware1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nonelectric cookware and tableware2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Unadjusted percent
change

0.072
0.626
5.685
2.701
2.279
0.262
0.082
0.362

0.115
0.471
0.240
0.101
0.047
0.083

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure
category, May 2013 — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Expenditure category

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies2 . . . .
Tools, hardware and supplies1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Outdoor equipment and supplies2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Housekeeping supplies1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Household cleaning products1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Household paper products1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous household products1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Men’s and boys’ apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Men’s apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Men’s suits, sport coats, and outerwear. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Men’s furnishings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Men’s shirts and sweaters2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Men’s pants and shorts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boys’ apparel.............................................. .
Women’s and girls’ apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Women’s apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Women’s outerwear.................................... .
Women’s dresses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Women’s suits and separates2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Women’s underwear, nightwear, sportswear and
accessories2 ......................................... .
Girls’ apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Footwear...................................................... .
Men’s footwear1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .
Boys’ and girls’ footwear. . ............................... .
Women’s footwear.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jewelry and watches6 ...................................... .
Watches1 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jewelry6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transportation commodities less motor fuel9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New vehicles................................................. .
New cars and trucks2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New cars3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New trucks3 , 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Used cars and trucks..................................... .
Motor vehicle parts and equipment1 ................... .
Tires1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle accessories other than tires1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires1 , 3
............................................................................
Motor oil, coolant, and fluids1 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Medical care commodities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Medicinal drugs1 , 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prescription drugs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nonprescription drugs1 , 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Medical equipment and supplies1 , 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreation commodities9 ..................................... .
Video and audio products9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Televisions................................................. .
Other video equipment1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio equipment1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio discs, tapes and other media1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

See footnotes at end of table.

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Unadjusted percent
change

Seasonally adjusted percent change

May
2012May
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

Feb.
2013Mar.
2013

Mar.
2013Apr.
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

0.674
0.172
0.357
0.876
0.352
0.242
0.282
3.608
0.882
0.706
0.131
0.189
0.217
0.161
0.176
1.519
1.288
0.091
0.177
0.614

0.0
1.3
-0.6
0.5
-0.3
2.2
0.2
0.2
2.2
3.3
4.5
3.4
4.4
0.7
-2.0
-2.1
-1.2
11.1
-3.3
-2.9

0.0
0.0
0.0
0.2
-0.1
0.4
0.4
-0.7
0.5
0.6
0.3
0.2
1.0
1.0
-0.2
-2.0
-2.1
-3.8
-4.3
-2.5

-0.6
0.0
-0.7
0.0
-0.4
0.7
-0.2
-1.0
-0.7
-0.8
-2.1
-3.8
1.6
-0.9
-0.4
-1.5
-0.9
-0.2
-0.9
-1.1

0.3
0.7
0.5
-0.2
-0.3
-0.2
-0.1
-0.3
1.1
2.1
1.3
3.3
0.7
2.8
-0.1
-1.1
-1.3
0.8
0.7
-2.3

-0.3
0.0
-0.5
0.2
-0.1
0.4
0.4
0.2
0.6
0.2
-1.0
0.4
1.3
0.6
-0.3
-0.2
-0.4
3.4
-1.8
-1.3

0.390
0.231
0.698
0.214
0.152
0.332
0.192
0.317
0.090
0.227
5.545
3.171

1.882
0.424
0.285
0.140

-0.2
-6.6
3.0
1.5
2.5
4.2
-2.1
1.3
4.3
0.1
0.0
1.1
1.1
0.6
1.7
-1.6
-1.2
-2.6
1.8

0.0
-1.6
0.2
-1.1
-0.7
1.5
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.3
0.1
-0.2
-0.2
-0.2
-0.1
0.6
-0.3
-0.5
0.0

-1.4
-4.1
-0.7
-0.7
-1.0
-0.4
-2.3
0.1
0.4
0.1
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.2
1.2
0.2
0.1
0.3

0.0
-0.4
0.0
0.0
0.5
0.5
-1.3
-0.8
-0.6
-0.6
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.5
0.6
-0.5
-0.7
0.1

-0.2
1.0
0.4
-1.1
0.3
1.4
1.5
0.3
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.3
-0.1
-0.3
-0.5
0.0

1.706
1.627
1.318
0.309
0.079
2.246
0.381
0.135
0.025
0.067
0.043

2.7
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.3
0.1
-1.3
-7.4
-15.8
-6.4
-4.3
-0.5

0.5
-0.8
-0.7
-0.7
-0.8
-0.1
-0.5
0.1
0.2
0.7
-0.9
0.0
0.2

0.7
-1.0
0.1
0.3
0.3
0.2
-0.1
0.0
-1.0
-2.1
1.6
-2.9
0.5

-0.2
1.4
0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.7
0.2
-0.1
-1.5
-3.5
0.8
-1.2
0.1

0.5
-0.8
-0.5
-0.7
-0.6
-0.1
-0.5
0.2
0.6
1.7
-0.9
0.0
0.2

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure
category, May 2013 — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Expenditure category

Pets and pet products1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pet food1 , 2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories1 , 2 , 3 .. .
Sporting goods1 ............................................. .
Sports vehicles including bicycles1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sports equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photographic equipment and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Film and photographic supplies1 , 2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photographic equipment2 , 3 ............................ .
Recreational reading materials1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Newspapers and magazines1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreational books1 , 2 .................................. .
Other recreational goods2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toys1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment2
, 3
......................................................
Sewing machines, fabric and supplies1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Music instruments and accessories2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Education and communication commodities9 .............. .
Educational books and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
College textbooks1 , 3 , 12 ............................... .
Information technology commodities9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Personal computers and peripheral equipment4 . . . . . .
Computer software and accessories1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Telephone hardware, calculators, and other
consumer information items1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alcoholic beverages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alcoholic beverages at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home. . . . . . . . .
Distilled spirits at home1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Whiskey at home3 ..................................... .
Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home1 , 3 . . .
Wine at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alcoholic beverages away from home1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from
home1 , 2 , 3 ............................................ .
Wine away from home1 , 2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Distilled spirits away from home1 , 2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other goods9 ................................................... .
Tobacco and smoking products1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cigarettes1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tobacco products other than cigarettes1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . .
Personal care products1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal
care products1 , 2 ...................................... .
Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and
implements1 ............................................ .
Miscellaneous personal goods2 ........................... .
Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap3 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infants’ equipment1 , 3 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Services less energy services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shelter. .......................................................... .
Rent of shelter13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rent of primary residence8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lodging away from home2 .............................. .
See footnotes at end of table.

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Unadjusted percent
change

Seasonally adjusted percent change

May
2012May
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

Feb.
2013Mar.
2013

Mar.
2013Apr.
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

0.454
0.243
0.201
0.050

1.4
3.4
-1.9
0.3
2.8
-2.6
-4.5

0.1
0.4
-0.1
0.3
-0.4
1.1
0.3

0.3
0.7
-0.3
-0.4
-0.2
-1.2
2.1

0.3
0.2
0.4
0.3
0.9
-0.4
-3.1

0.1
0.4
-0.1
0.3
-0.4
0.6
0.2

0.228
0.128
0.097
0.446
0.327

-5.6
3.4
6.7
-0.6
-3.2
-4.8

0.3
0.0
0.3
-0.5
-0.1
-0.4

2.1
0.5
0.3
0.9
0.0
-0.4

-4.2
0.2
0.3
0.0
0.4
0.3

0.3
0.0
0.3
-0.5
-0.1
-0.4

-2.0
2.0
3.1
-3.2
6.7
7.3
-8.3
-9.3
-8.1

-0.4
0.8
0.7
-0.4
0.4
0.4
-0.9
-1.0
-0.7

0.0
1.8
0.7
-0.3
0.7
0.4
-0.8
-0.7
-1.4

1.0
0.6
0.1
-0.6
0.5
0.1
-1.3
-1.3
-1.4

-1.4
0.8
0.7
-0.1
0.5
0.4
-0.5
-0.3
-0.7

0.226
0.379

-5.3
1.6
1.2
1.3
1.2
1.4
1.1
1.0
2.2

-0.7
0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.6
0.5
0.2
0.2

-0.8
0.2
0.4
0.1
1.0
0.1
0.5
0.2
-0.1

-1.0
0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.6
-0.2
-0.6
0.5
0.4

-0.7
-0.1
0.0
0.3
-0.1
0.5
0.5
-0.1
0.2

1.645
0.801
0.740
0.054
0.641

2.6
2.6
2.5
1.2
2.8
2.8
1.8
-0.2

0.0
0.4
0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.5

0.0
-0.4
0.2
0.3
-0.2
-0.2
0.5
1.2

0.5
-0.1
0.7
0.2
0.6
0.6
0.3
-0.4

0.0
0.4
0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.5

0.334

-0.8

-0.7

1.2

-0.5

-0.7

0.301
0.203

0.5
-0.5
0.0
-2.5
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.8
2.2

-0.3
-0.4
-0.1
-0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
2.9

1.2
-0.3
-0.1
0.9
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.5

-0.3
0.6
0.7
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3

-0.3
-0.5
-0.3
-0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.3
1.2

0.687

0.061
0.039
0.574
0.212
0.362
0.236
0.044
0.082
0.948
0.569
0.271
0.071

56.345
31.566
31.216
6.509
0.816

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure
category, May 2013 — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Expenditure category

Housing at school, excluding board8 , 13 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other lodging away from home including hotels
and motels............................................ .
Owners’ equivalent rent of residences8 , 13 . . . . . . . . . . .
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence8 , 13
............................................................................
Tenants’ and household insurance1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Water and sewer and trash collection services2 . . . . . . . .
Water and sewerage maintenance8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Garbage and trash collection1 , 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Household operations1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Domestic services1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gardening and lawncare services1 , 2 ................. .
Moving, storage, freight expense1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Repair of household items1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Medical care services.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Professional services..................................... .
Physicians’ services8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dental services8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Eyeglasses and eye care1 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Services by other medical professionals8 , 6 . . . . . . .
Hospital and related services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hospital services8 , 14 ................................. .
Inpatient hospital services8 , 14 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Outpatient hospital services8 , 3 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nursing homes and adult day services8 , 14 . . . . . . . .
Care of invalids and elderly at home1 , 5 ........... .
Health insurance1 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transportation services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leased cars and trucks12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Car and truck rental2 .................................. .
Motor vehicle maintenance and repair1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Motor vehicle body work1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing1 . . . . . . . . .
Motor vehicle repair1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Motor vehicle insurance.................................. .
Motor vehicle fees1 , 2 ................................... .
State motor vehicle registration and license fees1 ,
8 , 2
....................................................
Parking and other fees1 , 2 ........................... .
Parking fees and tolls1 , 2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automobile service clubs1 , 2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Public transportation...................................... .
Airline fare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other intercity transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intercity bus fare1 , 3 , 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intercity train fare3 , 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ship fare1 , 2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intracity transportation1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intracity mass transit1 , 3 , 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreation services9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video and audio services9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cable and satellite television and radio service11 . .

See footnotes at end of table.

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Unadjusted percent
change

Seasonally adjusted percent change

May
2012May
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

Feb.
2013Mar.
2013

Mar.
2013Apr.
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

0.157

4.2

0.1

0.4

0.3

0.4

0.658
23.892

1.8
2.1

3.6
0.2

0.5
0.1

0.4
0.2

1.4
0.2

22.482
0.350
1.205
0.913
0.292
0.723
0.249
0.234
0.089
0.078
5.454
3.011
1.612
0.774
0.249
0.376
1.785
1.562

2.1
2.6
4.8
5.2
3.4
1.0
1.7
-0.1
0.4
3.2
2.9
2.3
2.4
3.6
-1.1
1.3
3.6
3.8
3.6
4.0
3.1
0.6
4.3
2.6
-4.0
1.9
1.4
2.3
1.7
1.1
4.1
1.4

0.2
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.9
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.2
-0.1
-0.2
-0.2
-0.1
-0.3
0.4
-0.4
-0.2
0.3
-0.6
-3.2
0.3
0.1
0.4
0.2
0.0
0.1

0.1
0.0
0.4
0.5
0.1
0.2
0.2

0.2
-1.0
0.2
0.2
0.3
-0.4
0.2

0.4
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.2
0.6
0.1
0.3
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.4
0.7
0.1
0.2
0.2
-1.0
-1.0
0.0
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.2

0.1
-0.3
-0.1
0.3
0.4
0.2
0.4
0.0
-0.6
-0.7
-0.9
-0.5
0.0
0.1
-0.2
-0.2
-0.8
-1.5
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0

0.2
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.9
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.3
-0.4
-0.2
0.4
-0.9
0.0
0.3
0.1
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.1

0.4
3.0
3.7
0.7
3.2
3.0
0.9

0.0
0.1
0.2
0.0
1.6
2.4
0.1

0.0
0.4
0.5
-0.2
1.1
0.6
1.1

0.0
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.4
-0.7
-1.0

0.0
0.1
0.2
0.0
1.4
2.2
-0.1

-2.0
-0.7
5.4
5.8
2.0
2.2
2.8

-4.4
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.1

9.6
-0.3
2.8
3.2
-0.1
0.3
0.4

-2.8
0.1
0.1
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0

-7.6
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.1
0.2

0.138
0.085
0.658
5.818
0.368
0.070
1.142
0.057
0.457
0.592
2.466
0.559
0.322
0.214

1.213
0.794
0.148

0.268
3.716
1.522
1.414

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure
category, May 2013 — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Expenditure category

Video discs and other media, including rental of
video and audio1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video discs and other media1 , 2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rental of video or audio discs and other media1 ,
2 , 3
................................................. .
Pet services including veterinary2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pet services1 , 2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Veterinarian services2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photographers and film processing1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photographer fees1 , 2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Film processing1 , 2 , 3 ................................ .
Other recreation services2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Club dues and fees for participant sports and
group exercises2 .................................... .
Admissions1 ............................................ .
Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts1 , 2
, 3
................................................... .
Admission to sporting events1 , 2 , 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fees for lessons or instructions1 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Education and communication services9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tuition, other school fees, and childcare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
College tuition and fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Elementary and high school tuition and fees. . . . . . . .
Child care and nursery school10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical and business school tuition and fees2 .. .
Postage and delivery services2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Postage1 ................................................ .
Delivery services1 , 2 .................................. .
Telephone services1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless telephone services1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Land-line telephone services1 , 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internet services and electronic information
providers1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other personal services1 , 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Personal care services1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Haircuts and other personal care services1 , 2 . . . . .
Miscellaneous personal services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Legal services6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Funeral expenses6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Laundry and dry cleaning services1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Apparel services other than laundry and dry
cleaning1 , 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Financial services1 , 6 ................................. .

See footnotes at end of table.

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Unadjusted percent
change

Seasonally adjusted percent change

May
2012May
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

Feb.
2013Mar.
2013

Mar.
2013Apr.
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

-4.4
-6.7

-1.2
-1.4

-0.3
-0.6

-1.1
-0.7

-1.2
-1.4

1.724

-3.4
2.6
2.0
2.7
0.5
0.1
0.9
1.8

-0.4
0.1
-0.6
0.2
-0.4
0.0
-0.2
0.4

-0.3
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.0
-0.1
-0.1
-0.6

-0.9
0.3
1.0
0.3
0.6
0.1
0.3
-0.3

-0.4
0.3
-0.6
0.3
-0.4
0.0
-0.2
0.4

0.566
0.625

2.0
1.6

0.3
0.9

-0.8
-0.2

0.2
-0.7

0.3
0.9

0.231
6.147
3.043
1.717
0.384
0.778
0.059
0.156
0.145
0.011
2.354
1.408
0.946

1.5
2.7
2.0
1.7
3.8
4.5
3.4
2.7
3.0
6.3
6.4
4.0
-0.7
-2.4
2.0

0.8
1.4
-0.3
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.1
0.0
0.2

-0.3
-0.1
-0.9
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.4
0.2
0.1
0.7
-0.1
-0.1
0.0

-0.8
-0.5
-0.2
-0.1
0.3
0.4
0.3
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
1.5
-0.6
-1.0
-0.1

0.8
1.4
-0.3
0.1
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.3
-0.1
-0.2
-0.2
-0.5
0.1
0.0
0.2

0.581
1.717
0.630
0.630
1.087
0.298
0.159
0.240

0.0
2.4
1.8
1.8
2.8
2.4
2.9
2.0

-0.4
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.5
0.0

1.3
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.1

-0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1

-0.4
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0

0.030
0.218

3.3
4.1

-0.1
0.5

1.1
0.2

-0.4
1.4

-0.1
0.5

0.107

0.411

0.057

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by detailed expenditure
category, May 2013 — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Expenditure category

Checking account and other bank services1 , 2 ,
3
.....................................................
Tax return preparation and other accounting
fees2 , 3 ............................................ .

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Unadjusted percent
change

Seasonally adjusted percent change

May
2012May
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

Feb.
2013Mar.
2013

Mar.
2013Apr.
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

2.4

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.1

2.6

0.9

0.2

1.8

0.9

1 Not seasonally adjusted.
2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
3 Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
4 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
5 Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
6 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
7 Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
8 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
9 Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
10 Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
11 Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
12 Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
13 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
14 Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, special aggregate indexes,
May 2013
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All items less shelter................................. .
All items less food and shelter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All items less food, shelter, and energy. . . . . . . . . . . .
All items less food, shelter, energy, and used
cars and trucks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All items less medical care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All items less energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Commodities.......................................... .
Commodities less food, energy, and used cars
and trucks........................................ .
Commodities less food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Commodities less food and beverages. . . . . . . . . .
Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Services less rent of shelter1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Services less medical care services. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Durables............................................... .
Nondurables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nondurables less food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nondurables less food and beverages. . . . . . . . . .
Nondurables less food, beverages, and
apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nondurables less food and apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Housing................................................ .
Education and communication2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Education2 ......................................... .
Communication2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Information and information processing2 . . . .
Information technology, hardware and
services3 ...................................... .
Recreation2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video and audio2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pets, pet products and services2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photography2 ...................................... .
Food and beverages................................. .
Domestically produced farm food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Apparel less footwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuels and utilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Household energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Medical care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Private transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New and used motor vehicles2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Utilities and public transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Household furnishings and operations. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other goods and services........................... .
Personal care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Unadjusted indexes

Unadjusted percent
change

Seasonally adjusted percent
change

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

May
2012

Apr.
2013

May
2013

May
2012May
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

Feb.
2013Mar.
2013

Mar.
2013Apr.
2013

Apr.
2013May
2013

85.782
68.434
54.215
44.318

229.290
222.010
218.805
215.004

231.880
223.774
220.141
217.723

232.411
224.105
220.629
217.708

1.4
0.9
0.8
1.3

0.2
0.1
0.2
0.0

-0.2
-0.3
-0.5
0.1

-0.5
-0.6
-0.8
0.0

0.2
0.1
0.2
0.1

42.436
92.840
90.103
39.880

218.662
220.833
229.520
188.963

221.777
223.229
233.123
188.513

221.700
223.696
233.264
188.441

1.4
1.3
1.6
-0.3

0.0
0.2
0.1
0.0

0.0
-0.2
0.1
-0.7

-0.1
-0.4
0.1
-1.2

0.1
0.2
0.1
-0.1

17.657
25.662
24.714
60.120
28.904
54.666
8.718
31.162
16.944
15.996

148.166
167.323
164.851
270.462
295.291
257.615
113.622
226.283
218.198
217.222

148.494
165.355
162.746
276.268
301.999
262.919
112.460
226.246
215.460
214.148

148.139
165.379
162.767
277.154
303.231
263.872
112.529
226.096
215.439
214.119

0.0
-1.2
-1.3
2.5
2.7
2.4
-1.0
-0.1
-1.3
-1.4

-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.4
0.4
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0

-0.3
-1.1
-1.1
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
-1.0
-1.6
-1.8

0.0
-1.9
-2.0
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
-1.4
-2.9
-3.1

0.0
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.3
0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0

12.387
13.335
40.858
6.721
3.255
3.466
3.310

277.900
272.494
221.971
133.470
213.499
83.606
80.086

272.136
267.516
225.986
135.230
221.882
82.759
79.019

272.646
267.994
226.896
135.204
222.058
82.666
78.927

-1.9
-1.7
2.2
1.3
4.0
-1.1
-1.4

0.2
0.2
0.4
0.0
0.1
-0.1
-0.1

-1.9
-1.7
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.1
0.1

-4.0
-3.7
0.2
-0.2
0.3
-0.6
-0.6

0.1
0.1
0.3
0.1
0.3
-0.1
-0.1

0.956
5.962
1.902
1.098
0.109
15.166
7.211
11.580
2.910
5.302
4.098
7.160
17.163
15.950
5.559
9.960
3.989
3.363
2.562

8.879
114.689
99.934
162.107
79.324
233.257
238.542
321.309
121.957
216.388
186.852
413.655
220.768
215.978
101.399
206.866
125.905
392.859
211.649

8.630
115.359
100.054
164.911
77.880
236.761
241.277
327.216
122.544
221.382
189.969
423.815
218.592
213.438
101.162
210.427
125.198
400.239
215.041

8.581
115.570
100.100
165.123
77.830
236.474
240.887
327.535
121.408
224.847
193.701
422.834
219.438
214.066
101.199
212.835
125.355
399.966
214.854

-3.4
0.8
0.2
1.9
-1.9
1.4
1.0
1.9
-0.5
3.9
3.7
2.2
-0.6
-0.9
-0.2
2.9
-0.4
1.8
1.5

-0.6
0.2
0.0
0.1
-0.1
-0.1
-0.2
0.1
-0.9
1.6
2.0
-0.2
0.4
0.3
0.0
1.1
0.1
-0.1
-0.1

0.5
-0.1
0.1
0.3
1.0
0.1
0.0
0.1
-1.1
-0.1
-0.3
0.3
-1.3
-1.5
0.3
0.1
-0.3
0.1
0.2

-0.7
-0.1
-0.3
0.3
-1.1
0.2
0.0
-0.1
-0.4
0.9
1.0
0.0
-2.7
-2.9
0.3
0.4
-0.1
0.2
0.0

-0.4
0.2
0.2
0.2
-0.1
-0.1
-0.1
0.2
0.2
0.7
0.9
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.8
0.0
0.1
0.2

1 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
3 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, May 2013
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Pricing
Schedule1

Area

Percent change to May 2013 from:

Percent change to Apr. 2013 from:

May
2012

Mar.
2013

Apr.
2013

Apr.
2012

Feb.
2013

Mar.
2013

1.4

0.1

0.2

1.1

0.2

-0.1

Northeast urban. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M
Size A - More than 1,500,000............................ . M
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,0003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M

1.2
1.4
0.5

-0.1
-0.1
0.0

0.0
0.1
0.0

1.1
1.3
0.3

-0.1
0.0
-0.2

-0.1
-0.1
0.0

Midwest urban. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Size A - More than 1,500,000............................ .
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,0003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000). . . . . . . . . . .

M
M
M
M

1.8
1.8
1.4
2.5

0.4
0.5
0.3
0.5

0.5
0.5
0.3
0.8

1.2
1.3
1.0
1.0

0.1
0.1
0.3
-0.2

-0.1
-0.1
-0.1
-0.3

South urban. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Size A - More than 1,500,000............................ .
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,0003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000). . . . . . . . . . .

M
M
M
M

1.3
1.3
1.3
1.1

-0.1
-0.1
-0.2
-0.4

0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0

0.9
1.0
0.9
0.4

0.1
0.2
0.1
0.0

-0.2
-0.1
-0.2
-0.4

West urban.............. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M
Size A - More than 1,500,000............................ . M
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,0003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M

1.3
1.4
0.7

0.2
0.2
0.2

0.2
0.2
0.0

1.3
1.5
0.8

0.4
0.3
0.5

0.0
-0.1
0.2

1.5
1.1
1.6

0.1
0.0
0.1

0.2
0.1
0.4

1.3
0.8
0.8

0.2
0.2
0.1

-0.1
-0.1
-0.3

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M
Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M
New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA. . . . . M

1.5
1.0
1.4

0.5
-0.3
-0.1

0.5
0.1
0.1

0.9
0.9
1.4

-0.1
-0.3
-0.1

0.0
-0.4
-0.2

Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleveland-Akron, OH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX........................................ .
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1
1
1
1

1.4
1.5
1.6
1.2

-0.3
0.4
-0.4
-0.2

Atlanta, GA.............. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD. . . .
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA............................ .

2
2
2
2
2
2
2

1.1
1.3
0.7
0.9
1.1
2.4
1.2

0.1
0.0
0.9
-0.2
0.1
0.8
0.4

U.S. city average................................................ . M
2

Region and area size

Size classes
A4 .............................................................. . M
B/C3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M
D................................................................ . M
Selected local areas5

1 Foods, fuels, and several other items are priced every month in all areas. Most other goods and services are priced as indicated: M - Every month. 1
- January, March, May, July, September, and November. 2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.
2 Regions defined as the four Census regions.
3 Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
4 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
5 In addition, the following metropolitan areas are published semiannually and appear in Tables 34 and 39 of the January and July issues of the CPI
Detailed Report: Anchorage, AK; Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN; Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO; Honolulu, HI; Kansas City, MO-KS; Milwaukee-Racine,
WI; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI; Phoenix-Mesa, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland-Salem, OR-WA; St. Louis, MO-IL; San Diego, CA; Tampa-St.
Petersburg-Clearwater, FL.
6 Indexes on a November 1996=100 base.
NOTE: Local area 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.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 5. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) and the Consumer Price Index for
All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, all items index, May 2013
[Percent changes]
Month Year
December
December
December
December
December
December
December
December
December
December
December

Unadjusted 1-month percent change

Unadjusted 12-month percent change

C-CPI-U1

C-CPI-U1

CPI-U

2.6
1.3
2.0
1.7
3.2
2.9
2.3
3.7
0.2
2.5
1.3

3.4
1.6
2.4
1.9
3.3
3.4
2.5
4.1
0.1
2.7
1.5

1.4
1.9
2.5
3.1
3.4
3.4
3.5
3.7
3.8
3.5
3.4
2.9
2.8
2.7
2.4
1.9
1.5
1.5
1.3
1.4
1.6
1.8
1.5
1.6
1.5
1.8
1.4
1.1
1.3

1.6
2.1
2.7
3.2
3.6
3.6
3.6
3.8
3.9
3.5
3.4
3.0
2.9
2.9
2.7
2.3
1.7
1.7
1.4
1.7
2.0
2.2
1.8
1.7
1.6
2.0
1.5
1.1
1.4

CPI-U

2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2003. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2004. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2007. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2008. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

January 2011.............................. .
February 2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
March 2011................................ .
April 2011.................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
May 2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
June 2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
July 2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
August 2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
September 2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
October 2011.............................. .
November 2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
December 2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
January 2012.............................. .
February 2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
March 2012................................ .
April 2012.................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
May 2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
June 2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
July 2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
August 2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
September 2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
October 2012.............................. .
November 2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
December 2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
January 2013.............................. .
February 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
March 2013................................ .
April 2013.................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
May 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

0.5
0.5
1.0
0.7
0.4
-0.1
0.1
0.3
0.2
-0.2
-0.1
-0.3
0.4
0.4
0.6
0.3
-0.1
-0.1
-0.2
0.4
0.4
0.0
-0.4
-0.2
0.3
0.7
0.2
-0.1
0.2

0.5
0.5
1.0
0.6
0.5
-0.1
0.1
0.3
0.2
-0.2
-0.1
-0.2
0.4
0.4
0.8
0.3
-0.1
-0.1
-0.2
0.6
0.4
0.0
-0.5
-0.3
0.3
0.8
0.3
-0.1
0.2

1 The C-CPI-U is designed to be a closer approximation to a cost-of-living index in that it, in its final form, accounts for any substitution that consumers
make across item categories in response to changes in relative prices. Since the expenditure data required for the calculation of the C-CPI-U are
available only with a time lag, the C-CPI-U is being issued first in preliminary form using the latest available expenditure data at that time and is subject
to two revisions.
NOTE: Indexes for 2013 are intial estimates. Indexes for 2012 are interim adjustments. Data prior to 2012 are final.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013, 1-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
One Month

Expenditure category

All items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food................................................................... .
Food at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cereals and bakery products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cereals and cereal products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flour and prepared flour mixes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Breakfast cereal4 ......................................... .
Rice, pasta, cornmeal4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rice4 , 5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bakery products........................................... .
Bread5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
White bread4 , 6 ..................................... .
Bread other than white4 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cookies4 , 6 .......................................... .
Fresh cakes and cupcakes4 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other bakery products................................. .
Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts4 , 6 . . .
Crackers, bread, and cracker products6 . . . . . . . . . .
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies,
tarts, turnovers6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Meats, poultry, and fish..................................... .
Meats....................................................... .
Beef and veal4 ......................................... .
Uncooked ground beef4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uncooked beef roasts4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uncooked beef steaks4 , 5 ......................... .
Uncooked other beef and veal4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pork. ..................................................... .
Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products5
............................................................................
Bacon and related products6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Breakfast sausage and related products5 , 6 .. .
Ham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ham, excluding canned6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pork chops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other pork including roasts and picnics5 . . . . . . . . .
Other meats............................................. .
Frankfurters6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lunchmeats4 , 5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lamb and organ meats4 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lamb and mutton4 , 5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Poultry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chicken5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh whole chicken4 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh and frozen chicken parts4 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other poultry including turkey5 .................... .
Fish and seafood4 ..................................... .
Fresh fish and seafood4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Processed fish and seafood5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

See footnotes at end of table.

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Seasonally
adjusted
percent
change
Apr. 2013May 2013

100.000
14.218
8.533
1.230
0.466
0.053
0.286
0.127

0.1
-0.1
-0.3
-0.4
0.3
-0.4
0.3
1.7
0.1
-0.9
-0.5
-0.7
0.5
-0.8
-0.2
-2.2
0.9
-2.0
-0.1
-3.1

0.764
0.225

0.114
0.183

0.242

1.947
1.837
1.178
0.555
0.219
0.082
0.203
0.052
0.361
0.140

0.076
0.059
0.086
0.262

0.350
0.273

0.076
0.309
0.160
0.149

-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.5
-0.3
0.0
1.5
0.2
-0.6
-1.1
-1.9
-0.5
1.2
1.6
-0.6
0.1
-0.3
-0.4
-0.5
-2.3
-2.4
0.4
0.7
-0.6
0.1
-0.3
-1.4
-1.4
-1.0

Seasonally
Largest (L) or Smallest (S)
adjusted
seasonally adjusted
Standard
effect on All
change since:3
error,
median price
Items
change2
Percent
Apr. 2013Date
1
change
May 2013

-0.015
-0.025
-0.005
0.001
0.000
0.001
0.002
-0.007
-0.001

-0.001
0.000

-0.005

0.001
-0.003
0.000
0.003
-0.001
0.000
0.003
0.000
-0.002
-0.002

0.001
0.000
0.000
-0.001

0.002
0.002

0.000
-0.004
-0.002
-0.001

0.04
0.08
0.12
0.30
0.45
0.73
0.65
0.60
0.65
0.40
0.78
1.36
1.25
0.76
0.76
1.09
0.99
0.76
1.27
1.47

L-Feb.2013
S-Sep.2009
S-Jul.2009
S-Jun.2012

S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Oct.2011
S-Feb.2013
S-EVER
S-Jun.2012
S-Nov.2012
S-Mar.2013
S-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Jun.2000
L-Oct.2012
S-Aug.1999
S-Sep.2012
S-Aug.2004

0.7
-0.1
-0.4
-0.4

-0.8
-0.8
2.2
-0.5

-0.7
-0.7
-1.3
-1.2
1.2
-2.5
2.6
-2.2
-0.8
-3.1

0.98
0.23
0.24
0.29
0.39
0.54
0.96
0.66
1.06
0.50

S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Sep.2012
L-Feb.2013
L-Oct.2012

L-Mar.2013
L-Aug.2011
S-Mar.2013
S-Sep.2012

-0.7
0.0
-0.4
0.9
0.5

1.6
2.3
-0.6
-1.6

0.70
1.16
1.15
1.02
1.19
0.98
1.11
0.62
1.74
0.57
0.95
1.30
0.67
0.81
1.36
0.90
0.86
0.53
0.82
0.64

S-Jun.2012
S-May 2012
S-Dec.2012
L-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2012
L-Feb.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Feb.2013
S-Jan.2013
S-Sep.2012
S-Nov.2012
L-Jan.2013
L-Jan.2013
S-Feb.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Feb.2013
S-Oct.2009
S-Feb.2012
S-Feb.2013

-1.3
-3.5
-1.3
1.4
2.2
2.1
-2.3
-1.1
4.2
-0.8
-5.9
-3.3
0.7
1.2
-1.8
-0.1
2.4
-1.5
-1.5
-1.1

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013, 1-month analysis table — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
One Month

Expenditure category

Shelf stable fish and seafood4 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frozen fish and seafood4 , 6 .................... .
Eggs. .......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dairy and related products4 .................................. .
Milk4 , 5 ....................................................... .
Fresh whole milk4 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh milk other than whole4 , 5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cheese and related products4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ice cream and related products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other dairy and related products5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fruits and vegetables.......................................... .
Fresh fruits and vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh fruits................................................. .
Apples. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bananas. ................................................ .
Citrus fruits5 ............................................ .
Oranges, including tangerines6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other fresh fruits5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Potatoes. ................................................ .
Lettuce................................................... .
Tomatoes4 .............................................. .
Other fresh vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Processed fruits and vegetables5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canned fruits and vegetables5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canned fruits5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canned vegetables5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frozen fruits and vegetables5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frozen vegetables6 ................................. .
Other processed fruits and vegetables including
dried5 ................................................. .
Dried beans, peas, and lentils4 , 5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials. . . . . . . . . . .
Juices and nonalcoholic drinks5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Carbonated drinks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . .
Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks4 , 5 . . . . . .
Beverage materials including coffee and tea5 . . . . . . . . . . .
Coffee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roasted coffee6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instant and freeze dried coffee4 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other beverage materials including tea5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other food at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sugar and sweets4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sugar and artificial sweeteners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Candy and chewing gum4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other sweets5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fats and oils. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Butter and margarine5 ................................... .
Butter6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Margarine6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Salad dressing4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other fats and oils including peanut butter5 . . . . . . . . . . .

See footnotes at end of table.

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

0.111
0.888
0.290

0.281
0.134
0.182
1.266
0.967
0.502
0.091
0.078
0.106
0.226
0.466
0.075
0.065
0.079
0.247
0.299
0.149

0.094

0.056
0.935
0.704
0.288
0.014
0.403
0.230
0.137

0.094
2.267
0.299
0.057
0.179
0.063
0.258
0.075

0.064
0.119

Seasonally
adjusted
percent
change
Apr. 2013May 2013
0.2
-0.4
3.6
-0.8
-1.2
-1.7
-0.8
0.5
-1.7
-0.7
0.4
0.3
0.8
2.1
1.2
-0.3
1.9
0.2
-0.2
0.5
-7.4
0.6
-1.0
0.7
0.7
0.3
0.9
-0.2
-0.9
1.2
0.9
-1.1
-1.4
-1.4
-0.2
-1.9
0.4
-0.4
-0.1
-0.2
0.3
-0.3
-0.4
-1.0
-0.2
-0.4
-0.4
-0.5
1.1
-1.6
-0.9
-0.5

Seasonally
Largest (L) or Smallest (S)
adjusted
seasonally adjusted
Standard
effect on All
change since:3
error,
median price
Items
change2
Percent
Apr. 2013Date
1
change
May 2013

0.004
-0.007
-0.003

0.001
-0.002
-0.001
0.005
0.003
0.004
0.002
0.001
0.000
0.000
-0.001
0.000
-0.005
0.001
-0.003
0.002
0.001

0.000

0.001
-0.011
-0.010
-0.004
0.000
-0.008
0.001
0.000

0.000
-0.008
-0.001
-0.001
0.000
0.000
-0.001
0.000

-0.001
-0.001

1.02
0.92
0.81
0.29
0.36
0.59
0.45
0.59
0.89
0.62
0.33
0.40
0.63
1.15
0.71
1.30
1.92
1.12
0.60
1.25
1.57
1.57
0.88
0.47
0.67
0.99
0.97
0.92
0.90

S-Mar.2013
S-Feb.2013
L-Aug.2012
S-Apr.2012
S-Feb.2012
S-Apr.2010
S-Feb.2013
L-Dec.2012
S-Jun.2009
S-Mar.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Aug.2012
L-Feb.2011
S-Feb.2013
L-Dec.2012
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Feb.2012
L-Nov.2012
L-Jan.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Jan.2013
S-Oct.2012
S-Sep.2012

-2.3
-4.2
4.0
-1.0
-1.3
-1.8
-0.8
0.7
-2.8
-0.7
1.4
1.8
1.8
2.5
1.7
-0.5
3.8
6.5
1.8
-2.9
-2.4
2.6
-3.5
0.9
1.3
0.5
1.6
-0.6
-1.1

0.60
0.70
0.37
0.45
0.70
0.54
0.65
0.46
0.64
0.79
0.68
0.59
0.24
0.55
0.51
0.83
0.61
0.46
0.77
1.32
1.11
0.78
0.78

L-Dec.2012
L-Dec.2012
S-Dec.2010
S-Nov.2003
S-Dec.2010
S-Feb.2013
S-Feb.2010
L-Dec.2012
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Feb.2013
S-Feb.2013
S-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Feb.2013
S-Jan.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Jan.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013

1.6
2.8
-1.2
-1.6
-2.3
-1.1
-2.3
0.8
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.0
-0.6
-1.3
-1.2
0.7
-0.7
-1.1
-1.1
0.2
-2.8
-1.0
-0.6

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013, 1-month analysis table — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
One Month

Expenditure category

Peanut butter4 , 5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other foods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Soups.................................................... .
Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods4 . . . . . . . . . . .
Snacks4 ................................................. .
Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces. . . . . . . . . . . .
Salt and other seasonings and spices5 , 6 . . . . . . .
Olives, pickles, relishes4 , 5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sauces and gravies5 , 6 ............................ .
Other condiments4 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Baby food4 , 5 .......................................... .
Other miscellaneous foods4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prepared salads4 , 7 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food away from home4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Full service meals and snacks4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Limited service meals and snacks4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food at employee sites and schools5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food at elementary and secondary schools4 , 8 , 6 . . . . .
Food from vending machines and mobile vendors4 , 5 . . . .
Other food away from home4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy commodities.............................................. .
Fuel oil and other fuels4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel oil4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Propane, kerosene, and firewood4 , 9 .................... .
Motor fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline (all types).......................................... .
Gasoline, unleaded regular6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade10 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline, unleaded premium6 .......................... .
Other motor fuels5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy services11 ................................................ .
Electricity11 ..................................................... .
Utility (piped) gas service11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All items less food and energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Commodities less food and energy commodities............. .
Household furnishings and supplies12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Window and floor coverings and other linens4 , 5 . . . . . . .
Floor coverings4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Window coverings4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other linens4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Furniture and bedding4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bedroom furniture4 ....................................... .
Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture4 , 5 .. .
Other furniture5 ........................................... .
Infants’ furniture4 , 8 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appliances5 .................................................. .
Major appliances5 ........................................ .
Laundry equipment6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other appliances4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other household equipment and furnishings5 . . . . . . . . . . .
Clocks, lamps, and decorator items4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

See footnotes at end of table.

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

1.710
0.101
0.295
0.329
0.286

0.072
0.626
5.685
2.701
2.279
0.262
0.082
0.362
9.897
6.123
0.323
0.222
0.101
5.800
5.612

Seasonally
adjusted
percent
change
Apr. 2013May 2013
-0.2
-0.3
-0.8
0.6
-0.7
-1.4
1.4
-5.0
-1.1
-0.1
-0.7
-0.7
-2.7
0.2
0.1
0.3
0.2
0.0
0.1
-0.2

Seasonally
Largest (L) or Smallest (S)
adjusted
seasonally adjusted
Standard
effect on All
change since:3
error,
median price
Items
change2
Percent
Apr. 2013Date
1
change
May 2013
-0.006
-0.001
0.002
-0.002
-0.004

-0.001
-0.004
0.010
0.004
0.007
0.000
0.000
-0.001

0.85
0.30
1.13
0.67
0.71
0.71
0.92
0.57
1.21
0.62
0.47
0.48
0.73
0.05
0.07
0.07
0.14
0.07
0.26
0.12

S-Mar.2013
S-Feb.2013
S-Dec.2012
L-Mar.2013
S-Jan.2013
S-May 2012
L-Jan.2012
S-Dec.2010
S-Jan.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Oct.2010
S-Jan.2011
S-May 2010
S-Mar.2013
S-Nov.2012

S-Jul.2012
S-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Feb.2012

-2.3
-0.4
-1.6
0.7
-0.7
-1.9
1.4
-5.1
-1.5
-1.0
-1.0
-1.2
-5.0
0.2
0.1

0.2
0.0
0.3
-0.2

L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Sep.2012
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Jan.2013
S-Mar.2013

5.4
8.6
-1.3
-2.1
-1.2
9.0
9.1
9.3
9.1
8.3
3.7
-0.2
1.1
1.0

0.038
-0.008
-0.009
-0.006
-0.001
0.001
0.002

0.188
3.774
2.853
0.921

0.4
-0.1
-2.7
-2.9
-0.8
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.9
-0.1
-2.2
1.2
0.8
2.4

-0.004
0.046
0.023
0.022

0.12
0.14
0.34
0.44
0.46
0.14
0.15
0.53
0.51
0.55
0.16
0.18
0.21
0.26

75.884
19.539
3.266
0.259
0.037
0.076
0.146
0.705
0.227
0.338
0.132

0.2
0.0
0.1
0.6
-1.0
-1.5
2.1
-0.1
-0.4
0.3
-0.9

0.127
0.003
0.005
0.002
0.000
-0.001
0.003
-0.001
-0.001
0.001
-0.001

0.04
0.10
0.14
0.42
0.41
0.64
0.70
0.34
0.43
0.48
0.82

L-Feb.2013

L-Feb.2013
L-Jan.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2011
L-Jan.2010
S-Jan.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013

0.2

0.2
0.6
-0.3
-2.2
2.2
-0.6
0.8
0.9
-3.8

0.281
0.163

-0.6
-0.9
-1.6
0.0
0.6
1.7

-0.002
-0.001

0.36
0.49
0.68
0.47
0.53
0.84


L-Mar.2013
S-Nov.2011
L-Jan.2013
L-Aug.2010
L-Oct.2007


0.3
-1.9
1.6
0.6
1.8

0.115
0.471
0.240

0.000
0.003
0.004

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013, 1-month analysis table — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
One Month

Expenditure category

Indoor plants and flowers13 ............................. .
Dishes and flatware4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nonelectric cookware and tableware5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies5 . . . .
Tools, hardware and supplies4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Outdoor equipment and supplies5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Housekeeping supplies4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Household cleaning products4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Household paper products4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous household products4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Men’s and boys’ apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Men’s apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Men’s suits, sport coats, and outerwear. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Men’s furnishings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Men’s shirts and sweaters5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Men’s pants and shorts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boys’ apparel.............................................. .
Women’s and girls’ apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Women’s apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Women’s outerwear.................................... .
Women’s dresses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Women’s suits and separates5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Women’s underwear, nightwear, sportswear and
accessories5 ......................................... .
Girls’ apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Footwear...................................................... .
Men’s footwear4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .
Boys’ and girls’ footwear. . ............................... .
Women’s footwear.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jewelry and watches9 ...................................... .
Watches4 , 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jewelry9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transportation commodities less motor fuel12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New vehicles................................................. .
New cars and trucks5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New cars6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New trucks14 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Used cars and trucks..................................... .
Motor vehicle parts and equipment4 ................... .
Tires4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle accessories other than tires4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires4 , 6
............................................................................
Motor oil, coolant, and fluids4 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Medical care commodities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Medicinal drugs4 , 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prescription drugs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nonprescription drugs4 , 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Medical equipment and supplies4 , 12 .................... .
Recreation commodities12 .................................... .
Video and audio products12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

See footnotes at end of table.

Seasonally
Largest (L) or Smallest (S)
adjusted
seasonally adjusted
Standard
effect on All
change since:3
error,
median price
Items
change2
Percent
Apr. 2013Date
1
change
May 2013

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Seasonally
adjusted
percent
change
Apr. 2013May 2013

0.101
0.047
0.083
0.674
0.172
0.357
0.876
0.352
0.242
0.282
3.608
0.882
0.706
0.131
0.189
0.217
0.161
0.176
1.519
1.288
0.091
0.177
0.614

-0.2
-0.7
0.3
-0.3
0.0
-0.5
0.2
-0.1
0.4
0.4
0.2
0.6
0.2
-1.0
0.4
1.3
0.6
-0.3
-0.2
-0.4
3.4
-1.8
-1.3

0.000
0.000
0.000
-0.002
0.000
-0.002
0.002
0.000
0.001
0.001
0.008
0.005
0.001
-0.001
0.001
0.003
0.001
-0.001
-0.003
-0.005
0.003
-0.003
-0.008

0.69
1.15
0.64
0.26
0.45
0.33
0.22
0.38
0.41
0.41
0.50
0.75
0.91
1.84
0.96
1.76
1.62
1.53
0.84
0.93
3.65
3.44
1.04

S-Jan.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Jun.2012
L-Jan.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Oct.2012
S-Nov.2012
L-Mar.2013

-0.5
-0.7
-1.5
-0.6
0.0
-0.7
0.3
0.4
0.7
0.5
0.8
-0.7
-0.8
-2.1
-3.8
1.6
-0.9
-0.4
-0.1
1.3
8.1
-1.8
-1.1

0.390
0.231
0.698
0.214
0.152
0.332
0.192
0.317
0.090
0.227
5.545
3.171

-0.001
0.002
0.003
-0.002
0.000
0.005
0.003
0.001
0.000
0.001
-0.002
0.000

1.882
0.424
0.285
0.140

-0.2
1.0
0.4
-1.1
0.3
1.4
1.5
0.3
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.3
-0.1
-0.3
-0.5
0.0

-0.001
-0.001
-0.001
0.000

1.07
1.95
0.76
1.10
1.28
1.01
0.86
0.94
1.17
1.03
0.06
0.10
0.11
0.10
0.13
0.01
0.20
0.23
0.31

S-Mar.2013
L-Jan.2013
L-Feb.2013
S-Dec.2012
S-Mar.2013
L-May 2011
L-Jul.2011
L-Dec.2012
L-Mar.2013
L-Sep.2012
S-Dec.2012
S-Feb.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Feb.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Dec.2012
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Jan.2013

-1.4
3.7
0.4
-1.7
-1.0
1.5
2.0
0.7
0.4
1.7
0.0
-0.3
0.0
-0.3
0.2
-0.3
0.2
0.1
0.0

1.706
1.627
1.318
0.309
0.079
2.246
0.381

0.5
-0.8
-0.5
-0.7
-0.6
-0.1
-0.5
0.2
0.6

-0.009
-0.011
-0.008
0.000
0.000
0.004
0.002

0.31
0.58
0.17
0.18
0.18
0.47
0.43
0.17
0.30

L-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-May 2008
S-EVER
S-Nov.2006
S-Feb.2013
S-Aug.2012
L-Jan.2013
L-EVER

0.7
-1.0
-0.6

-0.6
-0.6
-0.5
0.3

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013, 1-month analysis table — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
One Month

Expenditure category

Televisions................................................. .
Other video equipment4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio equipment4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio discs, tapes and other media4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pets and pet products4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pet food4 , 5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories4 , 5 , 6 .. .
Sporting goods4 ............................................. .
Sports vehicles including bicycles4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sports equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photographic equipment and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Film and photographic supplies4 , 5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photographic equipment5 , 6 ............................ .
Recreational reading materials4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Newspapers and magazines4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreational books4 , 5 .................................. .
Other recreational goods5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toys4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment5
, 6
......................................................
Sewing machines, fabric and supplies4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Music instruments and accessories5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Education and communication commodities12 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Educational books and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
College textbooks4 , 15 , 6 ............................... .
Information technology commodities12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Personal computers and peripheral equipment7 . . . . . .
Computer software and accessories4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Telephone hardware, calculators, and other
consumer information items4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alcoholic beverages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alcoholic beverages at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home. . . . . . . . .
Distilled spirits at home4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Whiskey at home6 ..................................... .
Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home4 , 6 . . .
Wine at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alcoholic beverages away from home4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from
home4 , 5 , 6 ............................................ .
Wine away from home4 , 5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Distilled spirits away from home4 , 5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other goods12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tobacco and smoking products4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cigarettes4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tobacco products other than cigarettes4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . .
Personal care products4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal
care products4 , 5 ...................................... .
Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and
implements4 ............................................ .
Miscellaneous personal goods5 ........................... .
Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap6 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infants’ equipment4 , 8 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

See footnotes at end of table.

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Seasonally
adjusted
percent
change
Apr. 2013May 2013

0.135
0.025
0.067
0.043
0.687

0.454
0.243
0.201
0.050

1.7
-0.9
0.0
0.2
0.1
0.4
-0.1
0.3
-0.4
0.6
0.2

0.228
0.128
0.097
0.446
0.327

0.3
0.0
0.3
-0.5
-0.1
-0.4

0.061
0.039
0.574
0.212
0.362
0.236
0.044
0.082
0.948
0.569
0.271
0.071

-1.4
0.8
0.7
-0.1
0.5
0.4
-0.5
-0.3
-0.7

Seasonally
Largest (L) or Smallest (S)
adjusted
seasonally adjusted
Standard
effect on All
change since:3
error,
median price
Items
change2
Percent
Apr. 2013Date
1
change
May 2013
0.002
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.001

0.001
-0.001
0.001
0.000

0.61
0.80
0.49
0.41
0.39
0.44
0.64
0.30
0.30
0.46
0.62

L-EVER
S-Dec.2012
L-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Jan.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013

S-Aug.2012
L-Sep.2012
L-Mar.2013


-2.5
0.5
0.5
0.1
0.7
-0.3

-0.4
0.6
2.1

0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
-0.001

0.80
0.35
0.52
0.39
0.44
0.53

L-Mar.2013
S-Feb.2013

S-Oct.2012
S-Dec.2012
S-Mar.2013

2.1
0.0

-1.1
-1.1
-0.4

0.63
0.91
0.40
0.30
0.33
0.40
0.36
0.48
0.75

S-May 2010
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Feb.2013

L-Mar.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Jun.2012
L-Feb.2013

-1.8
1.8
0.7
-0.1

0.4
-0.1
1.1
0.3

0.000
0.001

0.50
0.17
0.24
0.25
0.35
0.56
0.41
0.40
0.27

L-Feb.2013
S-Jan.2013
S-Jan.2013
L-Dec.2012
L-Mar.2013
L-Nov.2012
L-Mar.2013
S-Jan.2013
S-Mar.2013

0.7
-0.1
-0.1
0.3
1.0
0.5
0.5
-0.4
-0.1

S-Mar.2013
L-Feb.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-May 2012
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Dec.2012
S-Dec.2012

0.0
1.0
0.2
-0.5
-0.2
-0.2
-0.4
-0.7

0.000
0.000
-0.001
0.001
-0.002
-0.001
0.000

0.226
0.379

-0.7
-0.1
0.0
0.3
-0.1
0.5
0.5
-0.1
0.2

-0.001
-0.001
0.000
0.001
0.000

1.645
0.801
0.740
0.054
0.641

0.0
0.4
0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.5

-0.004
0.000
0.000
0.000
-0.003

0.17
0.33
0.31
0.16
0.15
0.16
0.32
0.33

0.334

-0.7

-0.002

0.52

S-Dec.2012

-0.8

0.301
0.203

-0.3
-0.5
-0.3
-0.2

-0.001
-0.001

0.43
0.41
0.40
0.56


S-Sep.2012
S-Jan.2013
S-Jan.2013


-0.9
-0.3
-0.6

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013, 1-month analysis table — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
One Month

Expenditure category

Services less energy services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shelter. .......................................................... .
Rent of shelter16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rent of primary residence11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lodging away from home5 .............................. .
Housing at school, excluding board11 , 16 . . . . . . . . . . .
Other lodging away from home including hotels
and motels............................................ .
Owners’ equivalent rent of residences11 , 16 . . . . . . . . . .
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence11 , 16
............................................................................
Tenants’ and household insurance4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Water and sewer and trash collection services5 . . . . . . . .
Water and sewerage maintenance11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Garbage and trash collection4 , 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Household operations4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Domestic services4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gardening and lawncare services4 , 5 ................. .
Moving, storage, freight expense4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Repair of household items4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Medical care services.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Professional services..................................... .
Physicians’ services11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dental services11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Eyeglasses and eye care4 , 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Services by other medical professionals11 , 9 . . . . . .
Hospital and related services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hospital services11 , 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inpatient hospital services11 , 17 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Outpatient hospital services11 , 9 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nursing homes and adult day services11 , 17 . . . . . . .
Care of invalids and elderly at home4 , 8 ........... .
Health insurance4 , 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transportation services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leased cars and trucks15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Car and truck rental5 .................................. .
Motor vehicle maintenance and repair4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Motor vehicle body work4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing4 . . . . . . . . .
Motor vehicle repair4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Motor vehicle insurance.................................. .
Motor vehicle fees4 , 5 ................................... .
State motor vehicle registration and license fees4 ,
11 , 5
...................................................
Parking and other fees4 , 5 ........................... .
Parking fees and tolls4 , 5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automobile service clubs4 , 5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Public transportation...................................... .
Airline fare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other intercity transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intercity bus fare4 , 7 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intercity train fare7 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ship fare4 , 5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

See footnotes at end of table.

Seasonally
Largest (L) or Smallest (S)
adjusted
seasonally adjusted
Standard
effect on All
change since:3
error,
median price
Items
change2
Percent
Apr. 2013Date
1
change
May 2013

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Seasonally
adjusted
percent
change
Apr. 2013May 2013

56.345
31.566
31.216
6.509
0.816
0.157

0.2
0.3
0.3
0.3
1.2
0.4

0.124
0.081
0.080
0.020
0.010
0.001

0.04
0.05
0.05
0.05
1.00
0.05

L-Mar.2013
L-Jul.2011
L-Dec.2011
L-Feb.2013
L-Jan.2013
L-Mar.2013

0.2
0.3
0.3
0.3
1.2
0.4

0.658
23.892

1.4
0.2

0.009
0.049

1.24
0.04

L-Jan.2013

1.4

22.482
0.350
1.205
0.913
0.292
0.723
0.249
0.234
0.089
0.078
5.454
3.011
1.612
0.774
0.249
0.376
1.785
1.562

0.2
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.9
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.3
-0.4
-0.2
0.4
-0.9
0.0
0.3
0.1
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.1

0.046
0.001
0.003
0.003
0.001
0.000
0.000
-0.001
0.001
0.000
0.000
-0.001
0.000
0.000
-0.001
0.000
0.001
0.001

0.04
0.26
0.16
0.18
0.21
0.14
0.13
0.08
0.78
0.25
0.07
0.08
0.13
0.09
0.21
0.08
0.14
0.16
0.21
0.33
0.08
0.08
0.08
0.11
0.51
1.28
0.11
0.14
0.14
0.16
0.18
0.06


L-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Feb.2013
S-May 2012
L-Nov.2012
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Feb.2012
S-Feb.2013
S-Feb.2011
S-Nov.2012

L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Feb.2008

L-Jan.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Jan.2013
L-Jan.2013
S-Jan.2013
L-Nov.2012
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013


1.1
0.4
0.5
0.1
0.2
-0.1
-0.2
1.2
0.2
0.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
-0.4

0.4
0.4
0.3
0.4
0.7
-0.6

0.5
-1.0
5.0
0.4
0.1
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.2

0.0
0.1
0.2
0.0
1.4
2.2
-0.1

0.000
0.000

0.01
0.10
0.15
0.20
0.32
0.45
0.80


L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013

L-Feb.2011
L-Dec.2010
L-Mar.2013


0.4
0.5

1.4
2.2
1.1

1.49
0.59

S-EVER
L-Jan.2013


0.5

0.138
0.085
0.658
5.818
0.368
0.070
1.142
0.057
0.457
0.592
2.466
0.559
0.322
0.214

1.213
0.794
0.148

-7.6
0.4

0.000
0.000
-0.002
0.021
-0.004
0.000
0.003
0.000
0.002
0.001
0.004
0.000

0.017
0.017
0.000

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013, 1-month analysis table — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
One Month

Expenditure category

Intracity transportation4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intracity mass transit4 , 12 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreation services12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video and audio services12 ............................. .
Cable and satellite television and radio service14 . .
Video discs and other media, including rental of
video and audio4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video discs and other media4 , 5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rental of video or audio discs and other media4 ,
5 , 6
................................................. .
Pet services including veterinary5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pet services4 , 5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Veterinarian services5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photographers and film processing4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photographer fees4 , 5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Film processing4 , 5 , 6 ................................ .
Other recreation services5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Club dues and fees for participant sports and
group exercises5 .................................... .
Admissions4 ............................................ .
Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts4 , 5
, 6
................................................... .
Admission to sporting events4 , 5 , 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fees for lessons or instructions4 , 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Education and communication services12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tuition, other school fees, and childcare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
College tuition and fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Elementary and high school tuition and fees. . . . . . . .
Child care and nursery school13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical and business school tuition and fees5 .. .
Postage and delivery services5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Postage4 ................................................ .
Delivery services4 , 5 .................................. .
Telephone services4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless telephone services4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Land-line telephone services4 , 12 ................... .
Internet services and electronic information
providers4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other personal services4 , 12 .............................. .
Personal care services4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Haircuts and other personal care services4 , 5 . . . . .
Miscellaneous personal services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Legal services9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Funeral expenses9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Laundry and dry cleaning services4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Apparel services other than laundry and dry
cleaning4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Financial services4 , 9 ................................. .
Checking account and other bank services4 , 5 ,
6
.....................................................
Tax return preparation and other accounting
fees5 , 6 ............................................ .

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Seasonally
adjusted
percent
change
Apr. 2013May 2013

0.268

0.0
0.0
0.3
0.1
0.2

3.716
1.522
1.414
0.107

-1.2
-1.4

Seasonally
Largest (L) or Smallest (S)
adjusted
seasonally adjusted
Standard
effect on All
change since:3
error,
median price
Items
change2
Percent
Apr. 2013Date
1
change
May 2013
0.000
0.010
0.001
0.003
-0.001

0.11
0.06
0.22
0.17
0.17

S-Dec.2012
S-Dec.2012
L-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013

0.0
0.0
0.3
0.3
0.4

0.75
0.85

S-Dec.2012
S-Dec.2012

-1.2
-1.5

L-Mar.2013

S-Nov.2009

S-Dec.2012
S-Mar.2013
S-Dec.2012
L-Jun.2012

-0.3

-0.7

-0.5
-0.1
-1.0
1.1

1.724

-0.4
0.3
-0.6
0.3
-0.4
0.0
-0.2
0.4

0.008

0.33
0.13
0.19
0.15
0.32
0.13
0.40
0.43

0.566
0.625

0.3
0.9

0.002
0.006

0.46
0.76

L-Feb.2013
L-Jun.2012

1.1
2.2

0.231
6.147
3.043
1.717
0.384
0.778
0.059
0.156
0.145
0.011
2.354
1.408
0.946

0.8
1.4
-0.3
0.1
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.3
-0.1
-0.2
-0.2
-0.5
0.1
0.0
0.2

-0.001
0.007
0.008
0.004
0.001
0.002
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.002
0.000
0.002

0.59
0.77
0.26
0.06
0.08
0.13
0.06
0.11
0.16
0.02
0.00
0.24
0.05
0.04
0.09

L-Jun.2012
L-Jun.2012
S-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013

S-Sep.2012
S-Sep.2012
L-Jan.2013
S-Aug.2012
S-Jan.2012
S-Jan.2013
S-Aug.2012
L-Jan.2013
L-Dec.2012
L-Feb.2013

2.4
1.4
-0.9
0.3

0.2
0.2
0.4
-0.1
-0.4
-0.2
-1.2
0.3
0.0
0.4

0.581
1.717
0.630
0.630
1.087
0.298
0.159
0.240

-0.4
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0

-0.002
0.002
0.000
0.000
0.001
0.000
0.001
0.000

0.26
0.13
0.09
0.09
0.18
0.11
0.14
0.10

S-Aug.2012
S-Mar.2013
S-Sep.2012
S-Sep.2012


L-Jan.2013
S-Feb.2013

-1.2
0.1
0.0
0.0


0.6
-0.3

0.030
0.218

-0.1
0.5

0.000
0.001

0.11
0.69

L-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013

1.1
0.2

0.1

0.69

L-Jan.2013

0.1

0.9

0.57

S-Mar.2013

0.2

0.04

L-Feb.2013

0.8

0.411

0.057

0.001

0.000

Special aggregate indexes
All items less food................................................... .

See footnotes at end of table.

85.782

0.2

0.164

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013, 1-month analysis table — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
One Month

Expenditure category

All items less shelter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All items less food and shelter..................................... .
All items less food, shelter, and energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and
trucks............................................................... .
All items less medical care......................................... .
All items less energy................................................ .
Commodities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks.. .
Commodities less food........................................... .
Commodities less food and beverages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Services less rent of shelter16 .................................. .
Services less medical care services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Durables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nondurables.......................................................... .
Nondurables less food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nondurables less food and beverages......................... .
Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nondurables less food and apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Housing. .............................................................. .
Education and communication5 ................................... .
Education5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Communication5 .................................................. .
Information and information processing5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Information technology, hardware and services18 . . . . . . . . .
Recreation5 .......................................................... .
Video and audio5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pets, pet products and services5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photography5 ........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food and beverages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Domestically produced farm food............................... .
Other services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Apparel less footwear............................................... .
Fuels and utilities.................................................... .
Household energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Medical care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transportation........................................................ .
Private transportation............................................. .
New and used motor vehicles5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Utilities and public transportation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .
Household furnishings and operations............................ .

See footnotes at end of table.

Seasonally
Largest (L) or Smallest (S)
adjusted
seasonally adjusted
Standard
effect on All
change since:3
error,
median price
Items
change2
Percent
Apr. 2013Date
1
change
May 2013

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Seasonally
adjusted
percent
change
Apr. 2013May 2013

68.434
54.215
44.318

0.1
0.2
0.1

0.068
0.083
0.046

0.05
0.05
0.06

L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013

0.9
1.1
0.1

42.436
92.840
90.103
39.880
17.657
25.662
24.714
60.120
28.904
54.666
8.718
31.162
16.944
15.996
12.387
13.335
40.858
6.721
3.255
3.466
3.310
0.956
5.962
1.902
1.098
0.109
15.166
7.211
11.580
2.910
5.302
4.098
7.160
17.163
15.950
5.559
9.960
3.989

0.1
0.2
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.3
0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.3
0.1
0.3
-0.1
-0.1
-0.4
0.2
0.2
0.2
-0.1
-0.1
-0.1
0.2
0.2
0.7
0.9
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.8
0.0

0.047
0.159
0.112
-0.027
0.004
-0.012
-0.011
0.169
0.098
0.172
-0.020
-0.007
0.005
0.004
0.007
0.007
0.123
0.006
0.009
-0.002
-0.002
-0.004
0.014
0.003
0.002
0.000
-0.016
-0.010
0.018
0.006
0.040
0.037
-0.009
0.019
0.002
-0.005
0.078
0.002

0.06
0.04
0.04
0.06
0.11
0.08
0.09
0.04
0.06
0.05
0.07
0.08
0.12
0.13
0.08
0.08
0.05
0.06
0.08
0.08
0.08
0.22
0.15
0.16
0.24
0.35
0.07
0.14
0.09
0.59
0.18
0.16
0.08
0.07
0.06
0.08
0.12
0.12

L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013

L-Feb.2013

L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Jan.2013
S-Sep.2012
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Jul.2008
L-Mar.2013

L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
S-Jan.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Jul.2009
S-Jan.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Jan.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Nov.1975
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
S-Oct.2012
L-Jul.2008
L-Feb.2013

0.1
0.7

1.3

2.0
2.1
0.3
0.4
0.3
-0.2
1.6
2.9
3.1
4.0
3.7
0.5
0.2

0.1
0.1
0.5
0.3
0.2
0.1
1.0
-0.2
-0.1
0.4
0.9
-0.1
-0.3
-0.2
3.0
3.3
-0.3
1.8
0.0

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013, 1-month analysis table — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
One Month

Expenditure category

Other goods and services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Personal care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Seasonally
adjusted
percent
change
Apr. 2013May 2013

3.363
2.562

0.1
0.2

Seasonally
Largest (L) or Smallest (S)
adjusted
seasonally adjusted
Standard
effect on All
change since:3
error,
median price
Items
change2
Percent
Apr. 2013Date
1
change
May 2013
0.004
0.004

0.11
0.13

S-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013

0.1
0.2

1 The ’effect’ of an item category is a measure of that item’s contribution to the All items price change. For example, if the Food index had an effect of 0.40,
and the All items index rose 1.2 percent, then the increase in food prices contributed 0.40 / 1.2, or 33.3 percent, to that All items increase. Said another
way, had food prices been unchanged for that month the change in the All items index would have been 1.2 percent minus 0.40, or 0.8 percent. Effects
can be negative as well. For example, if the effect of food was a negative 0.1, and the All items index rose 0.5 percent, the All items index actually would
have been 0.1 percent higher (or 0.6 percent) had food prices been unchanged. Since food prices fell while prices overall were rising, the contribution
of food to the All items price change was negative (in this case, -0.1 / 0.5, or minus 20 percent).
2 A statistic’s margin of error is often expressed as its point estimate plus or minus two standard errors. For example, if a CPI category rose 0.6 percent,
and its standard error was 0.15 percent, the margin of error on this item’s 1-month percent change would be 0.6 percent, plus or minus 0.3 percent.
3 If the current seasonally adjusted 1-month percent change is greater than the previous published 1-month percent change, then this column identifies
the closest prior month with a 1-month percent change as (L)arge as or (L)arger than the current 1-month change. If the current 1-month percent change
is smaller than the previous published 1-month percent change, the most recent month with a change as (S)mall or (S)maller than the current month
change is identified. If the current and previous published 1-month percent changes are equal, a dash will appear. Standard numerical comparisons are
used. For example, 0.8% is greater than 0.6%, -0.4% is less than -0.2%, and -0.2% is less than 0.0%. Note that a (L)arger change can be a smaller
decline, for example, a -0.2% change is larger than a -0.4% change, but still represents a decline in the price index. Likewise, (S)maller changes can
be increases, for example, a 0.6% change is smaller than 0.8%, but still represents an increase in the price index. In this context, a -0.2% change is
considered to be smaller than a 0.0% change.
4 Not seasonally adjusted.
5 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
6 Special indexes based on a substantially smaller sample. These series do not contribute to the all items index aggregation and therefore do not have
a relative importance or effect.
7 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
8 Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
9 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
10 Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
11 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
12 Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
13 Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
14 Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
15 Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
16 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
17 Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
18 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013, 12-month analysis table
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Twelve Month
Expenditure category

All items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food................................................................... .
Food at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cereals and bakery products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cereals and cereal products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flour and prepared flour mixes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Breakfast cereal........................................... .
Rice, pasta, cornmeal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rice4 , 5 ................................................. .
Bakery products........................................... .
Bread4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
White bread5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bread other than white5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cookies5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh cakes and cupcakes5 ....................... .
Other bakery products................................. .
Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts5 . . . . . .
Crackers, bread, and cracker products5 . . . . . . . . . .
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies,
tarts, turnovers5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Meats, poultry, and fish..................................... .
Meats....................................................... .
Beef and veal........................................... .
Uncooked ground beef. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uncooked beef roasts4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uncooked beef steaks4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uncooked other beef and veal4 ................... .
Pork...................................................... .
Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products4
............................................................................
Bacon and related products5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Breakfast sausage and related products4 , 5 .. .
Ham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ham, excluding canned5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pork chops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other pork including roasts and picnics4 . . . . . . . . .
Other meats............................................. .
Frankfurters5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lunchmeats4 , 5 ..................................... .
Lamb and organ meats5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lamb and mutton4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Poultry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chicken4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh whole chicken5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh and frozen chicken parts5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other poultry including turkey4 .................... .
Fish and seafood....................................... .
Fresh fish and seafood4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Processed fish and seafood4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shelf stable fish and seafood5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

See footnotes at end of table.

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Unadjusted
percent
change
May 2012May 2013

100.000
14.218
8.533
1.230
0.466
0.053
0.286
0.127

1.4
1.4
0.8
0.9
-0.4
1.8
-1.0
-0.1
1.4
1.7
2.5
2.6
2.8
2.4
1.0
0.0
2.4
1.2
6.8
-2.1

0.764
0.225

0.114
0.183

0.242

1.947
1.837
1.178
0.555
0.219
0.082
0.203
0.052
0.361
0.140

0.076
0.059
0.086
0.262

0.350
0.273

0.076
0.309
0.160
0.149

1.9
1.9
1.7
0.6
1.7
1.1
3.2
1.3
3.6
-0.2
1.3
4.7
-2.4
-0.1
0.0
-1.2
-2.0
-0.8
-1.7
-0.2
-3.5
-9.7
5.6
6.5
8.7
5.7
2.3
1.7
1.7
1.7
3.8

Unadjusted
Largest (L) or Smallest (S)
Standard
effect on All
unadjusted change since:3
error,
Items
median price
Percent
May 2012change2
Date
1
change
May 2013

0.194
0.066
0.011
-0.002
0.001
-0.003
0.000
0.013
0.005

0.003
0.002

0.003

0.037
0.030
0.007
0.009
0.002
0.003
0.003
0.002
-0.001
0.002

0.000
-0.001
-0.002
-0.002

0.019
0.017

0.002
0.005
0.003
0.002

0.08
0.14
0.18
0.42
0.60
1.21
0.83
1.09
1.31
0.56
1.06
1.51
1.42
1.04
1.40
1.33
2.04
0.99
1.52
1.68

L-Mar.2013
S-Oct.2010
S-Sep.2012
S-Mar.2013
L-Feb.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Jan.2013
L-Sep.2012
L-Aug.2012
S-Feb.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Aug.2011
L-Jan.2013
S-Feb.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Feb.2013

1.5
1.4
0.8
0.9
-0.2
-0.2
-1.5
0.6
2.3
1.0
2.0
1.1
3.2
1.7
1.8
-1.3
2.7
0.4
5.3
-2.5

1.47
0.32
0.34
0.42
0.66
0.97
1.43
1.04
1.39
0.75

L-Nov.2012
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Feb.2013
S-Apr.2010
S-Apr.2010
S-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Aug.2012

3.9
1.9
1.7
1.1
1.3
-0.4
2.7
1.7
1.8
-0.2

1.21
2.88
1.86
1.67
2.00
1.30
1.68
0.91
2.71
0.73
2.47
4.15
0.92
1.10
2.04
1.09
1.32
0.89
1.25
1.06
1.58

S-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2012
S-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Apr.2012
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2010
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Jun.2012
L-Jan.2013
L-Feb.2008
L-Apr.2012
L-Feb.2013
S-Dec.2010
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Nov.2012
L-Feb.2013

0.4
8.5
-2.4
0.0
1.0
-0.6
2.9
-1.5
-5.9
-1.0
-8.3
-0.4
5.6
7.6
8.8
6.0
0.9
0.6
0.8
2.4
5.0

Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013, 12-month analysis table — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Twelve Month
Expenditure category

Frozen fish and seafood5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Eggs. .......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dairy and related products.................................... .
Milk4 ............. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh whole milk5 ........................................ .
Fresh milk other than whole4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cheese and related products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ice cream and related products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other dairy and related products4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fruits and vegetables.......................................... .
Fresh fruits and vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh fruits................................................. .
Apples. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bananas. ................................................ .
Citrus fruits4 ............................................ .
Oranges, including tangerines5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other fresh fruits4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fresh vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Potatoes. ................................................ .
Lettuce................................................... .
Tomatoes................................................ .
Other fresh vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Processed fruits and vegetables4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canned fruits and vegetables4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canned fruits4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canned vegetables4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frozen fruits and vegetables4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frozen vegetables5 ................................. .
Other processed fruits and vegetables including
dried4 ................................................. .
Dried beans, peas, and lentils4 , 5 ................ .
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials. . . . . . . . . . .
Juices and nonalcoholic drinks4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Carbonated drinks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks4 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks4 . . . . . . . . .
Beverage materials including coffee and tea4 . . . . . . . . . . .
Coffee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roasted coffee5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instant and freeze dried coffee5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other beverage materials including tea4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other food at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sugar and sweets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sugar and artificial sweeteners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Candy and chewing gum4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other sweets4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fats and oils. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Butter and margarine4 ................................... .
Butter5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Margarine5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Salad dressing4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other fats and oils including peanut butter4 . . . . . . . . . . .
Peanut butter4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .
Other foods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
See footnotes at end of table.

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

0.111
0.888
0.290

0.281
0.134
0.182
1.266
0.967
0.502
0.091
0.078
0.106
0.226
0.466
0.075
0.065
0.079
0.247
0.299
0.149

0.094

0.056
0.935
0.704
0.288
0.014
0.403
0.230
0.137

0.094
2.267
0.299
0.057
0.179
0.063
0.258
0.075

0.064
0.119
1.710

Unadjusted
percent
change
May 2012May 2013
-0.5
6.3
0.1
0.5
0.6
0.8
1.2
-2.3
-0.5
2.1
2.7
2.1
12.4
-1.1
1.2
3.9
0.0
3.3
-6.1
4.4
11.4
3.9
0.5
1.2
4.5
-1.1
-0.6
-1.9
0.1
-2.8
-1.0
-0.5
-0.2
-1.5
-0.7
-2.5
-5.5
-5.7
-5.6
2.3
0.0
-1.6
-5.0
-1.1
0.0
-1.4
1.3
4.3
-1.6
-3.3
-2.0
-3.5
0.5

Unadjusted
Largest (L) or Smallest (S)
Standard
effect on All
unadjusted change since:3
error,
Items
median price
Percent
May 2012change2
Date
1
change
May 2013
0.006
0.001
0.002

0.003
-0.003
-0.001
0.027
0.026
0.011
0.010
-0.001
0.001
0.000
0.015
-0.005
0.003
0.008
0.009
0.001
0.002

-0.001

0.000
-0.009
-0.003
-0.001
0.000
-0.003
-0.006
-0.008

0.002
-0.001
-0.005
-0.003
-0.002
0.000
-0.004
0.001

-0.002
-0.002
0.008

2.02
1.05
0.49
0.61
0.73
0.74
0.88
1.33
1.07
0.52
0.63
0.97
2.09
1.06
2.07
2.20
1.62
0.82
1.65
1.83
1.96
1.23
0.66
0.92
1.28
1.36
1.31
1.60

S-Mar.2013
L-Jan.2012
S-Mar.2013
S-Oct.2012
S-Oct.2012
S-Feb.2013
L-Jun.2012
S-May 2010
S-Mar.2013

S-Dec.2012
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Nov.2012
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Jan.2013
L-Jun.2012
S-Dec.2012
L-May 2010
S-Jan.2013
L-Jan.2013
L-Jan.2013
L-Nov.2012
L-Feb.2013
S-Dec.2012
S-Dec.2012

-2.1
9.5
-0.5
-1.5
-1.3
0.5
2.0
-2.6
-2.3

2.3
4.6
12.9
-0.5
-2.1
5.4
3.9
2.2
-3.4
-3.2
13.6
2.4
1.3
2.2
4.8
-0.6
-1.4
-2.2

1.61
2.36
0.53
0.65
0.90
1.80
0.86
0.89
1.08
1.14
1.50
1.37
0.42
0.91
0.99
1.49
1.13
1.02
1.12
1.95
1.55
1.14
1.99
2.58
0.50

L-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Dec.2010
S-Jan.2011
S-Feb.2013
L-Jan.2013
S-Jan.2011
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Feb.2013
S-Oct.2009
L-Jul.2010
S-Oct.2010
L-Mar.2013
S-May 1982
L-Feb.2013
S-May 2010
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Sep.2011
S-Jul.2010
S-Apr.2006
S-Dec.2010
L-Mar.2013
S-Feb.2011

0.4
-1.7
-1.2
-0.5
-0.8
-0.4
-1.9
-2.4
-5.0
-5.0
-5.7
2.3
0.0
-1.3
-10.1
-0.4
-0.4
-1.4
0.4
9.2
-3.6
-4.0
-3.0
-1.7
0.1

Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013, 12-month analysis table — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Twelve Month
Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Unadjusted
percent
change
May 2012May 2013

Soups.................................................... .
Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Snacks................................................... .
Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces. . . . . . . . . . . .
Salt and other seasonings and spices4 , 5 . . . . . . .
Olives, pickles, relishes4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sauces and gravies4 , 5 ............................ .
Other condiments5 .................................. .
Baby food4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other miscellaneous foods4 .......................... .
Prepared salads6 , 5 ................................ .
Food away from home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Full service meals and snacks4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Limited service meals and snacks4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food at employee sites and schools4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food at elementary and secondary schools7 , 5 . . . . . . . . .
Food from vending machines and mobile vendors4 . . . . . . .
Other food away from home4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .

0.101
0.295
0.329
0.286

2.2
-0.7
1.6
1.0
-1.6
-1.8
1.0
3.9
1.6
-0.2
0.4
2.3
2.4
2.0
3.4
3.7
2.7
2.1

Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy commodities.............................................. .
Fuel oil and other fuels.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel oil. . ......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Propane, kerosene, and firewood8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Motor fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline (all types).......................................... .
Gasoline, unleaded regular5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade9 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline, unleaded premium5 .......................... .
Other motor fuels4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy services10 ................................................ .
Electricity10 ..................................................... .
Utility (piped) gas service10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

9.897
6.123
0.323
0.222
0.101
5.800
5.612

Expenditure category

All items less food and energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Commodities less food and energy commodities............. .
Household furnishings and supplies11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Window and floor coverings and other linens4 . . . . . . . . . .
Floor coverings4 .......................................... .
Window coverings4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other linens4 .............................................. .
Furniture and bedding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bedroom furniture......................................... .
Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture4 . . . . .
Other furniture4 ........................................... .
Infants’ furniture7 , 5 ................................... .
Appliances4 .................................................. .
Major appliances4 ........................................ .
Laundry equipment5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other appliances4 ........................................ .
Other household equipment and furnishings4 . . . . . . . . . . .
Clocks, lamps, and decorator items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indoor plants and flowers12 ............................. .
Dishes and flatware4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nonelectric cookware and tableware4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
See footnotes at end of table.

0.072
0.626
5.685
2.701
2.279
0.262
0.082
0.362

Unadjusted
Largest (L) or Smallest (S)
Standard
effect on All
unadjusted change since:3
error,
Items
median price
Percent
May 2012change2
Date
1
change
May 2013
0.002
-0.002
0.005
0.003

0.001
-0.001
0.128
0.065
0.045
0.009
0.002
0.008

1.37
1.12
1.03
0.90
1.65
1.61
1.39
1.75
0.86
1.04
1.41
0.18
0.23
0.25
0.60
0.76
0.84
0.61

S-Mar.2013
L-Dec.2012
S-Mar.2011
L-Jan.2013
L-Jan.2013
S-Feb.2013
L-Jan.2013
L-Jul.2012
S-Feb.2013
S-Jan.2011
S-Mar.2011

S-Mar.2013

S-Dec.2012

S-Feb.2013
S-Mar.2013

0.1
0.2
1.6
1.0
-1.0
-1.9
1.7
4.0
1.5
-0.5
0.1

2.3

3.4

2.7
2.1

L-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Jun.2012
L-May 2012
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Feb.2009
L-Feb.2012
L-Sep.2008

2.3
-3.1
-4.2
-6.8
-3.0
-3.1
-3.1
-3.4
3.9
-2.1
-1.2
5.6
1.9
19.0

-0.102
-0.271
-0.019
-0.013
-0.006
-0.252
-0.244

0.188
3.774
2.853
0.921

-1.0
-4.2
-5.6
-5.8
-5.4
-4.1
-4.1
-4.4
-2.7
-3.3
-3.8
4.5
1.7
14.2

-0.007
0.168
0.050
0.118

0.17
0.15
0.64
0.61
1.17
0.16
0.16
0.72
0.64
0.63
0.23
0.31
0.41
0.49

75.884
19.539
3.266
0.259
0.037
0.076
0.146
0.705
0.227
0.338
0.132

1.7
-0.2
-0.8
-2.9
-5.5
0.1
-3.7
-0.8
-1.9
-0.2
-0.6

1.271
-0.035
-0.025
-0.008
-0.002
0.000
-0.006
-0.006
-0.004
-0.001
-0.001

0.11
0.24
0.36
1.19
1.34
2.26
1.60
0.96
1.45
1.09
3.19


S-Jan.2011
L-Jan.2013
L-Apr.2012
S-EVER
S-Aug.2012
L-Mar.2012
S-May 2011
S-Jan.2013
S-Jan.2013


-0.2
-0.6
-2.4

0.1
-2.4
-1.6
-2.6
-0.4

0.281
0.163

-1.8
-1.9
-2.7
-1.7
-2.2
-4.7
1.0
0.7
0.1

-0.005
-0.003

0.80
1.11
1.59
1.03
1.01
1.85
1.43
2.69
1.38

S-May 2011
S-Jun.2011
S-May 2011
L-Feb.2013
L-Jan.2013
L-Jan.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2009
L-Feb.2013

-1.9
-2.2
-2.7
-1.7
-2.0
-3.6
0.9
1.8
1.1

0.115
0.471
0.240
0.101
0.047
0.083

-0.002
-0.011
-0.012
0.001
0.000
0.000

Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013, 12-month analysis table — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Twelve Month
Expenditure category

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies4 . . . .
Tools, hardware and supplies4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Outdoor equipment and supplies4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Housekeeping supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Household cleaning products4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Household paper products4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous household products4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Men’s and boys’ apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Men’s apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Men’s suits, sport coats, and outerwear. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Men’s furnishings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Men’s shirts and sweaters4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Men’s pants and shorts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boys’ apparel.............................................. .
Women’s and girls’ apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Women’s apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Women’s outerwear.................................... .
Women’s dresses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Women’s suits and separates4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Women’s underwear, nightwear, sportswear and
accessories4 ......................................... .
Girls’ apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Footwear...................................................... .
Men’s footwear............................................ .
Boys’ and girls’ footwear. . ............................... .
Women’s footwear.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jewelry and watches8 ...................................... .
Watches8 .................................................. .
Jewelry8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transportation commodities less motor fuel11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New vehicles................................................. .
New cars and trucks4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New cars5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New trucks13 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Used cars and trucks..................................... .
Motor vehicle parts and equipment..................... .
Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle accessories other than tires4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires5 . . .
Motor oil, coolant, and fluids5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Medical care commodities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Medicinal drugs11 ........................................... .
Prescription drugs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nonprescription drugs11 ................................. .
Medical equipment and supplies11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreation commodities11 .................................... .
Video and audio products11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Televisions................................................. .
Other video equipment4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audio discs, tapes and other media4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pets and pet products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
See footnotes at end of table.

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Unadjusted
percent
change
May 2012May 2013

0.674
0.172
0.357
0.876
0.352
0.242
0.282
3.608
0.882
0.706
0.131
0.189
0.217
0.161
0.176
1.519
1.288
0.091
0.177
0.614

0.0
1.3
-0.6
0.5
-0.3
2.2
0.2
0.2
2.2
3.3
4.5
3.4
4.4
0.7
-2.0
-2.1
-1.2
11.1
-3.3
-2.9

0.000
0.002
-0.002
0.005
-0.001
0.005
0.001
0.007
0.019
0.023
0.006
0.006
0.009
0.001
-0.004
-0.032
-0.016
0.009
-0.006
-0.018

0.56
0.79
0.86
0.49
0.83
0.90
0.93
1.24
1.51
1.80
3.64
2.22
3.78
5.37
3.27
2.35
2.33
9.60
9.85
2.68


S-Mar.2013

L-Nov.2012
L-Sep.2012
L-Dec.2012
L-Dec.2012
S-Apr.2011
L-Feb.2013

S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Aug.2012
S-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Dec.2010
S-Mar.2011
L-Jun.1987
S-Mar.2013
S-Dec.2010


0.8

0.6
-0.2
2.3
0.2
0.1
2.8

3.4
3.3
6.4
-1.4
-1.6
-2.4
-1.5
11.1
-7.1
-3.6

0.390
0.231
0.698
0.214
0.152
0.332
0.192
0.317
0.090
0.227
5.545
3.171

-0.2
-6.6
3.0
1.5
2.5
4.2
-2.1
1.3
4.3
0.1
0.0
1.1
1.1
0.6
1.7
-1.6
-1.2
-2.6
1.8
2.7
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.3
0.1
-1.3
-7.4
-15.8
-6.4
-4.3
-0.5
1.4

-0.001
-0.016
0.021
0.003
0.004
0.014
-0.004
0.004
0.004
0.000
-0.002
0.034

2.45
5.90
1.50
2.16
3.03
2.49
1.97
2.79
2.80
3.25
0.19
0.29
0.25
0.27
0.34
0.22
0.43
0.57
0.61
0.61
1.00
0.45
0.47
0.57
0.88
0.91
0.46
0.74
1.38
1.68
1.40
1.25
0.81

L-Mar.2013
L-Feb.2013
S-Sep.2012
S-Jan.2012
S-Nov.2012
L-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Sep.2012
L-Feb.2013
L-Sep.2012
S-Oct.2012
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Oct.2012
L-Jan.2013
S-Dec.2012
S-Jul.1998
S-Apr.1998
S-Oct.2012
S-Feb.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Aug.1973
S-EVER
S-Aug.1973
S-Mar.2013
S-Jan.2012
L-Mar.2012
L-EVER
L-Mar.2011
L-EVER
L-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2008
L-Nov.2012

0.3
-2.5
2.6
1.0
1.7
4.8
-1.9
2.8
4.4
2.1
0.0
1.1
1.1
0.3
2.0
-2.0
-1.2
-2.9
1.4
2.5
-0.1
0.0

-0.2
-0.1
-0.3
-1.3

-15.2

-4.2
0.3
1.5

1.882
0.424
0.285
0.140

1.706
1.627
1.318
0.309
0.079
2.246
0.381
0.135
0.025
0.067
0.043
0.687

Unadjusted
Largest (L) or Smallest (S)
Standard
effect on All
unadjusted change since:3
error,
Items
median price
Percent
May 2012change2
Date
1
change
May 2013

-0.031
-0.005
-0.008
0.003

0.000
0.000
-0.001
0.001
0.000
-0.029
-0.031
-0.026
-0.002
-0.003
0.000
0.010

Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013, 12-month analysis table — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Twelve Month
Expenditure category

Pet food4 , 5 ............................................... .
Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories4 , 5 . . . . . .
Sporting goods............................................... .
Sports vehicles including bicycles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sports equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photographic equipment and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Film and photographic supplies4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photographic equipment4 , 5 ............................ .
Recreational reading materials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Newspapers and magazines4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreational books4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other recreational goods4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment4
, 5
......................................................
Sewing machines, fabric and supplies4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Music instruments and accessories4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Education and communication commodities11 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Educational books and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
College textbooks14 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Information technology commodities11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Personal computers and peripheral equipment6 . . . . . .
Computer software and accessories4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Telephone hardware, calculators, and other
consumer information items4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alcoholic beverages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alcoholic beverages at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home. . . . . . . . .
Distilled spirits at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Whiskey at home5 ..................................... .
Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home5 . . .. . . .
Wine at home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alcoholic beverages away from home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from
home4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wine away from home4 , 5 .............................. .
Distilled spirits away from home4 , 5 ................... .
Other goods11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tobacco and smoking products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cigarettes4 ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tobacco products other than cigarettes4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Personal care products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal
care products4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and
implements.............................................. .
Miscellaneous personal goods4 ........................... .
Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap5 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infants’ equipment7 , 5 ................................... .
Services less energy services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shelter. .......................................................... .
Rent of shelter15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rent of primary residence10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lodging away from home4 .............................. .
Housing at school, excluding board10 , 15 . . . . . . . . . . .
See footnotes at end of table.

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Unadjusted
percent
change
May 2012May 2013

0.454
0.243
0.201
0.050

3.4
-1.9
0.3
2.8
-2.6
-4.5

0.228
0.128
0.097
0.446
0.327

-5.6
3.4
6.7
-0.6
-3.2
-4.8

0.061
0.039
0.574
0.212
0.362
0.236
0.044
0.082
0.948
0.569
0.271
0.071

-2.0
2.0
3.1
-3.2
6.7
7.3
-8.3
-9.3
-8.1

Unadjusted
Largest (L) or Smallest (S)
Standard
effect on All
unadjusted change since:3
error,
Items
median price
Percent
May 2012change2
Date
1
change
May 2013

0.001
0.007
-0.005
-0.002

0.82
1.73
0.94
0.72
1.82
1.70

L-May 2012

L-Jan.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013

3.5

0.6
1.4
-1.8
-2.7

0.008
0.008
-0.001
-0.015
-0.017

1.97
1.08
1.21
1.85
1.15
1.40

L-Mar.2013
S-Dec.2012
S-Dec.2012
S-Feb.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013

-3.4
2.4
6.2
-0.8
-4.2
-5.9

1.67
1.95
1.65
0.75
1.00
0.94
1.11
1.47
1.80

S-Mar.2013
L-Dec.2012
L-EVER
S-May 2012
S-Jul.2012
S-Jun.2012
S-May 2012
S-Nov.2012
S-May 2011

-2.5
3.0

-3.2
6.3
6.4
-8.5
-9.5
-9.2

0.002
0.008

1.82
0.32
0.40
0.55
0.69
1.29
0.97
0.70
0.56

S-Nov.2012
S-Feb.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Jan.2011

-5.6
1.4
1.1
1.0
1.5
2.1
1.2
0.9
2.1

S-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Feb.2013
L-Oct.2012
L-Jul.2012
L-Jul.2012
S-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013

2.4
2.6
2.3
1.3
3.1
3.1
1.8
0.1

0.001
0.001
-0.019
0.013
-0.033
-0.024
-0.004

0.226
0.379

-5.3
1.6
1.2
1.3
1.2
1.4
1.1
1.0
2.2

1.645
0.801
0.740
0.054
0.641

2.6
2.6
2.5
1.2
2.8
2.8
1.8
-0.2

0.019
0.022
0.021
0.001
-0.001

0.44
1.03
1.04
0.38
0.49
0.54
0.96
0.66

0.334

-0.8

-0.003

0.95

L-Mar.2013

-0.6

0.301
0.203

0.5
-0.5
0.0
-2.5
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.8
2.2
4.2

0.001
-0.001

0.89
1.24
1.46
1.31
0.10
0.14
0.14
0.18
1.35
0.27

L-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
L-Aug.2012

L-Feb.2013
L-Oct.2012
L-Mar.2013
L-Oct.2012

0.8
-1.1
-0.3
-2.1

2.3
2.3
2.8
2.6

56.345
31.566
31.216
6.509
0.816
0.157

-0.005
0.015
0.007
0.004
0.001

1.305
0.714
0.705
0.181
0.018
0.006

Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013, 12-month analysis table — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Twelve Month
Expenditure category

Other lodging away from home including hotels
and motels............................................ .
Owners’ equivalent rent of residences10 , 15 . . . . . . . . . .
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence10 , 15
............................................................................
Tenants’ and household insurance4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Water and sewer and trash collection services4 . . . . . . . .
Water and sewerage maintenance10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Garbage and trash collection13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Household operations4 ..................................... .
Domestic services4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gardening and lawncare services4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moving, storage, freight expense4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Repair of household items4 ............................. .
Medical care services.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .
Professional services..................................... .
Physicians’ services10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dental services10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Eyeglasses and eye care8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Services by other medical professionals10 , 8 . . . . . .
Hospital and related services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hospital services10 , 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inpatient hospital services10 , 16 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Outpatient hospital services10 , 8 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nursing homes and adult day services10 , 16 . . . . . . .
Care of invalids and elderly at home7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Health insurance7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transportation services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leased cars and trucks14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Car and truck rental4 .................................. .
Motor vehicle maintenance and repair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Motor vehicle body work. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing. . . . . . . . . . .
Motor vehicle repair4 .................................. .
Motor vehicle insurance.................................. .
Motor vehicle fees4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
State motor vehicle registration and license fees10 ,
4
....................................................... .
Parking and other fees4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking fees and tolls4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automobile service clubs4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Public transportation...................................... .
Airline fare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other intercity transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intercity bus fare6 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intercity train fare6 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ship fare4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intracity transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intracity mass transit11 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreation services11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Video and audio services11 ............................. .
Cable and satellite television and radio service13 . .
Video discs and other media, including rental of
video and audio4 .................................... .

See footnotes at end of table.

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Unadjusted
percent
change
May 2012May 2013

0.658
23.892

1.8
2.1

0.012
0.505

1.67
0.15

L-Oct.2012

2.1

22.482
0.350
1.205
0.913
0.292
0.723
0.249
0.234
0.089
0.078
5.454
3.011
1.612
0.774
0.249
0.376
1.785
1.562

2.1
2.6
4.8
5.2
3.4
1.0
1.7
-0.1
0.4
3.2
2.9
2.3
2.4
3.6
-1.1
1.3
3.6
3.8
3.6
4.0
3.1
0.6
4.3
2.6
-4.0
1.9
1.4
2.3
1.7
1.1
4.1
1.4

0.475
0.009
0.056
0.046
0.010
0.007
0.004
0.000
0.000
0.002
0.157
0.068
0.038
0.028
-0.003
0.005
0.062
0.058

0.15
0.78
0.73
0.92
0.71
0.40
0.56
0.46
1.94
0.78
0.27
0.31
0.56
0.30
0.60
0.37
0.39
0.45
0.63
0.88
0.40
0.54
0.33
0.31
1.13
2.28
0.31
0.37
0.44
0.48
0.50
0.59


L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013

L-Jun.2009
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013

L-Jan.2013
S-Mar.2011
S-Sep.2011
S-Jan.2013
S-Jan.2013
S-Feb.2013
S-EVER
S-Jan.2013
S-Dec.1998
S-Apr.1999
S-Aug.1999
S-Jun.2005

S-Feb.2010
S-Nov.2011
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013

L-Mar.2013
S-Mar.2013
S-Sep.2012
S-Mar.2013


4.2
5.2

3.7
1.7
1.7

2.1
0.4
2.8
2.1
2.2
3.2

1.3
3.2
3.6
3.6
4.0

0.4
4.3
3.1
-3.5
4.8
1.4

1.7
1.1
4.0
1.4

0.69
0.96
2.88
0.78
0.79
1.12
1.87




S-Aug.2011
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Nov.2012




0.6
4.0
3.8
0.1

0.075
0.034
0.039

2.26
1.86
0.70
1.18
0.58
0.81
0.80

S-Apr.2012
L-Dec.2011
S-Feb.2013


S-Aug.2011
S-Nov.2011

-3.1
1.1
3.4


1.9
2.3

-0.005

2.59

S-Jul.2003

-4.5

0.138
0.085
0.658
5.818
0.368
0.070
1.142
0.057
0.457
0.592
2.466
0.559
0.322
0.214

1.213
0.794
0.148

0.4
3.0
3.7
0.7
3.2
3.0
0.9

3.716
1.522
1.414

-2.0
-0.7
5.4
5.8
2.0
2.2
2.8

0.107

-4.4

0.268

Unadjusted
Largest (L) or Smallest (S)
Standard
effect on All
unadjusted change since:3
error,
Items
median price
Percent
May 2012change2
Date
1
change
May 2013

0.004
0.000
0.027
0.148
-0.015
0.001
0.016
0.001
0.008
0.007
0.099
0.008
0.001
0.006

0.039
0.024
0.001

0.014

Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013, 12-month analysis table — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Twelve Month
Expenditure category

Video discs and other media4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rental of video or audio discs and other media4 ,
5
.....................................................
Pet services including veterinary4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pet services4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Veterinarian services4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photographers and film processing4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photographer fees4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Film processing4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other recreation services4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Club dues and fees for participant sports and
group exercises4 .................................... .
Admissions.............................................. .
Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts4 , 5
............................................................................
Admission to sporting events4 , 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fees for lessons or instructions8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Education and communication services11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tuition, other school fees, and childcare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
College tuition and fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Elementary and high school tuition and fees. . . . . . . .
Child care and nursery school12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical and business school tuition and fees4 .. .
Postage and delivery services4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Postage.................................................. .
Delivery services4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Telephone services4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless telephone services4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Land-line telephone services11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internet services and electronic information
providers4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other personal services11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Personal care services.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Haircuts and other personal care services4 . . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous personal services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Legal services8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Funeral expenses8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Laundry and dry cleaning services4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Apparel services other than laundry and dry
cleaning4 ............................................. .
Financial services8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking account and other bank services4 , 5
............................................................................
Tax return preparation and other accounting
fees4 , 5 ............................................ .

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Unadjusted
percent
change
May 2012May 2013

Unadjusted
Largest (L) or Smallest (S)
Standard
effect on All
unadjusted change since:3
error,
Items
median price
Percent
May 2012change2
Date
1
change
May 2013

-6.7

2.84

S-Nov.2012

-7.9

0.031

3.24
0.54
0.59
0.84
1.12
0.95
0.88
1.05

S-Jul.2003
L-Nov.2012
S-Mar.2013
L-Nov.2012
S-Mar.2013


L-Feb.2013

-5.3
2.9
1.5
3.0
0.2


2.6

0.011
0.010

1.53
1.57

L-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013

2.4
2.1

L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Aug.2012
S-Sep.2011
S-Dec.2012
S-Mar.2013
S-Feb.2013

S-Feb.2013


S-Feb.2013
S-Nov.2011
S-Nov.2011
L-Mar.2013

2.1
3.0
0.5
1.6
3.6
4.5
3.4

3.0


3.4
-1.0
-3.5
2.3

1.724

-3.4
2.6
2.0
2.7
0.5
0.1
0.9
1.8

0.566
0.625

2.0
1.6

0.231
6.147
3.043
1.717
0.384
0.778
0.059
0.156
0.145
0.011
2.354
1.408
0.946

1.5
2.7
2.0
1.7
3.8
4.5
3.4
2.7
3.0
6.3
6.4
4.0
-0.7
-2.4
2.0

0.005
0.106
0.114
0.074
0.013
0.021
0.002
0.009
0.009
0.000
-0.016
-0.035
0.019

1.28
1.38
0.99
0.21
0.36
0.57
0.38
0.39
0.94
0.10
0.10
0.52
0.20
0.29
0.28

0.581
1.717
0.630
0.630
1.087
0.298
0.159
0.240

0.0
2.4
1.8
1.8
2.8
2.4
2.9
2.0

0.000
0.041
0.012
0.012
0.030
0.007
0.005
0.005

0.78
0.36
0.44
0.44
0.48
1.19
0.52
0.36

S-Jan.2013
S-Jan.2013
S-Dec.2012
S-Dec.2012
S-Jan.2013
S-Jan.2013
L-Dec.2009
S-Nov.2012

-0.5
2.3
1.8
1.8
2.5
1.7
3.1
2.0

0.030
0.218

3.3
4.1

0.001
0.009

0.72
1.67

S-Feb.2013
S-Jan.2013

2.8
2.5

2.4

2.38

S-Mar.2013

1.9

2.6

1.66

L-Mar.2013

2.6

0.411

0.057

0.011

0.000

Special aggregate indexes
All items less food................................................... .
All items less shelter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All items less food and shelter..................................... .
All items less food, shelter, and energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and
trucks............................................................... .
All items less medical care......................................... .
All items less energy................................................ .
Commodities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

See footnotes at end of table.

85.782
68.434
54.215
44.318

1.4
0.9
0.8
1.3

1.168
0.648
0.455
0.557

0.10
0.10
0.12
0.14

L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Feb.2011

1.5
1.1
1.0
1.3

42.436
92.840
90.103
39.880

1.4
1.3
1.6
-0.3

0.588
1.205
1.464
-0.112

0.15
0.09
0.09
0.13

S-Mar.2011
L-Mar.2013
S-Apr.2011
L-Mar.2013

1.3
1.4
1.6
0.0

Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013, 12-month analysis table — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Twelve Month
Expenditure category

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks.. .
Commodities less food........................................... .
Commodities less food and beverages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Services less rent of shelter15 .................................. .
Services less medical care services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Durables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nondurables.......................................................... .
Nondurables less food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nondurables less food and beverages......................... .
Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nondurables less food and apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Housing. .............................................................. .
Education and communication4 ................................... .
Education4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Communication4 .................................................. .
Information and information processing4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Information technology, hardware and services17 . . . . . . . . .
Recreation4 .......................................................... .
Video and audio4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pets, pet products and services4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photography4 ........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food and beverages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Domestically produced farm food............................... .
Other services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Apparel less footwear............................................... .
Fuels and utilities.................................................... .
Household energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Medical care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transportation........................................................ .
Private transportation............................................. .
New and used motor vehicles4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Utilities and public transportation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .
Household furnishings and operations............................ .

See footnotes at end of table.

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Unadjusted
percent
change
May 2012May 2013

17.657
25.662
24.714
60.120
28.904
54.666
8.718
31.162
16.944
15.996
12.387
13.335
40.858
6.721
3.255
3.466
3.310
0.956
5.962
1.902
1.098
0.109
15.166
7.211
11.580
2.910
5.302
4.098
7.160
17.163
15.950
5.559
9.960
3.989

0.0
-1.2
-1.3
2.5
2.7
2.4
-1.0
-0.1
-1.3
-1.4
-1.9
-1.7
2.2
1.3
4.0
-1.1
-1.4
-3.4
0.8
0.2
1.9
-1.9
1.4
1.0
1.9
-0.5
3.9
3.7
2.2
-0.6
-0.9
-0.2
2.9
-0.4

Unadjusted
Largest (L) or Smallest (S)
Standard
effect on All
unadjusted change since:3
error,
Items
median price
Percent
May 2012change2
Date
1
change
May 2013
-0.003
-0.305
-0.320
1.474
0.769
1.316
-0.086
-0.026
-0.220
-0.235
-0.242
-0.227
0.901
0.087
0.127
-0.040
-0.049
-0.033
0.046
0.003
0.020
-0.002
0.209
0.071
0.223
-0.013
0.205
0.149
0.157
-0.106
-0.145
-0.011
0.286
-0.018

0.26
0.19
0.19
0.11
0.14
0.12
0.17
0.16
0.27
0.29
0.15
0.14
0.13
0.20
0.34
0.22
0.24
0.68
0.43
0.68
0.51
1.06
0.13
0.21
0.23
1.47
0.35
0.30
0.24
0.13
0.12
0.21
0.22
0.29


L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Feb.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Feb.2013
S-Aug.2009
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
L-Jan.2009
S-Sep.2011
S-Dec.2012
S-Dec.2011
S-Dec.2011
S-Jan.2013
L-Feb.2013

L-Nov.2012
L-Mar.2013
S-Oct.2010
S-Sep.2012
S-Nov.2011
S-Mar.2011
L-Sep.2011
L-Sep.2011
S-Sep.1972
L-Mar.2013
L-Mar.2013
S-Nov.2012
L-Feb.2009
L-Jan.2013


-0.7
-0.8
2.5
2.7
2.4
-1.5
0.2
-0.8
-1.0
-1.5
-1.3
2.2
1.1
3.8
-1.1
-1.4
-3.4
0.9

2.0
-1.2
1.4
0.9
1.9
-0.8
4.0
3.7
2.2
0.1
-0.2
-0.4
3.6
-0.2

Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category,
May 2013, 12-month analysis table — Continued
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Twelve Month
Expenditure category

Other goods and services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Personal care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Relative
importance
Apr.
2013

Unadjusted
percent
change
May 2012May 2013

3.363
2.562

1.8
1.5

Unadjusted
Largest (L) or Smallest (S)
Standard
effect on All
unadjusted change since:3
error,
Items
median price
Percent
May 2012change2
Date
1
change
May 2013
0.060
0.039

0.27
0.33



1 The ’effect’ of an item category is a measure of that item’s contribution to the All items price change. For example, if the Food index had an effect of 0.40,
and the All items index rose 1.2 percent, then the increase in food prices contributed 0.40 / 1.2, or 33.3 percent, to that All items increase. Said another
way, had food prices been unchanged for that year the change in the All items index would have been 1.2 percent minus 0.40, or 0.8 percent. Effects
can be negative as well. For example, if the effect of food was a negative 0.1, and the All items index rose 0.5 percent, the All items index actually would
have been 0.1 percent higher (or 0.6 percent) had food prices been unchanged. Since food prices fell while prices overall were rising, the contribution
of food to the All items price change was negative (in this case, -0.1 / 0.5, or minus 20 percent).
2 A statistic’s margin of error is often expressed as its point estimate plus or minus two standard errors. For example, if a CPI category rose 2.6 percent,
and its standard error was 0.25 percent, the margin of error on this item’s 12-month percent change would be 2.6 percent, plus or minus 0.5 percent.
3 If the current 12-month percent change is greater than the previous published 12-month percent change, then this column identifies the closest prior
month with a 12-month percent change as (L)arge as or (L)arger than the current 12-month change. If the current 12-month percent change is smaller
than the previous published 12-month percent change, the most recent month with a change as (S)mall or (S)maller than the current month change is
identified. If the current and previous published 12-month percent changes are equal, a dash will appear. Standard numerical comparison is used. For
example, 2.0% is greater than 0.6%, -4.4% is less than -2.0%, and -2.0% is less than 0.0%. Note that a (L)arger change can be a smaller decline, for
example, a -0.2% change is larger than a -0.4% change, but still represents a decline in the price index. Likewise, (S)maller changes can be increases,
for example, a 0.6% change is smaller than 0.8%, but still represents an increase in the price index. In this context, a -0.2% change is considered to be
smaller than a 0.0% change.
4 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
5 Special indexes based on a substantially smaller sample. These series do not contribute to the all items index aggregation and therefore do not have
a relative importance or effect.
6 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
7 Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
8 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
9 Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
10 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
11 Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
12 Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
13 Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
14 Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
15 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
16 Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
17 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.