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Consumer Prices

Consumer Prices

Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers [1982-84 = 100]

Unadjusted indexes

Group September August

1997 1997

All items 161.2 160.8

Food 157.9 157.6

Food at home 158.6 158.5

Food away from home 157.8 157.4

Housing 157.7 157.6

Shelter 177.2 177.5

Renters’ costs(1) 186.8 189.1

Homeowners’ costs(1) 182.8 182.2

Household insurance(1) 166.8 166.3

Maintenance and repairs 142.6 145.5

Maintenance and repair services 150.2 154.4

Maintenance and repair commodities 132.1 133.1

Fuel and other utilities 132.1 131.4

Fuel oil and other household

fuel commodities 93.7 93.5

Gas (piped) and electricity 128.1 126.7

Household furnishings and operation 125.4 125.2

Housefurnishings 110.2 110.2

Apparel and upkeep 133.0 130.0

Apparel commodities 129.2 125.9

Men’s and boys’ apparel 131.4 128.9

Women’s and girls’ apparel 126.0 120.3

Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel 126.7 127.3

Footwear 127.4 126.3

Apparel services 163.7 163.6

Transportation 144.3 143.8

Private transportation 141.0 140.8

New vehicles 142.7 143.0

Used cars 148.2 148.5

Motor fuel 109.3 107.6

Maintenance and repairs 163.5 163.3

Other private transportation 176.9 177.4

Public transportation 186.0 183.4

Medical care 235.4 235.2

Medical care commodities 215.3 215.5

Medical care services 240.0 239.8

Professional medical services 216.4 216.3

Entertainment 163.0 163.0

Entertainment commodities 144.7 144.6

Entertainment services 184.2 184.3

Other goods and services 228.1 225.7

Personal care 152.7 152.5

Toilet goods and personal care appliances 143.7 143.5

Personal care services 162.8 162.7

Personal and educational expenses 264.9 261.6

School books and supplies 241.5 240.0

Personal and educational services 266.9 263.5

Unadjusted indexes

Group July September

1997 1996

All items 160.5 157.8

Food 157.0 154.6

Food at home 157.7 155.9

Food away from home 157.1 153.5

Housing 157.5 153.9

Shelter 177.0 172.0

Renters’ costs(1) 188.4 180.9

Homeowners’ costs(1) 181.7 177.5

Household insurance(1) 165.7 162.3

Maintenance and repairs 145.4 139.9

Maintenance and repair services 153.8 147.4

Maintenance and repair commodities 133.7 129.5

Fuel and other utilities 132.1 129.8

Fuel oil and other household

fuel commodities 94.7 95.6

Gas (piped) and electricity 127.8 126.2

Household furnishings and operation 125.6 125.1

Housefurnishings 110.7 111.5

Apparel and upkeep 130.2 131.5

Apparel commodities 126.2 127.8

Men’s and boys’ apparel 128.0 127.4

Women’s and girls’ apparel 121.1 123.6

Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel 131.3 131.4

Footwear 125.9 126.7

Apparel services 163.5 160.4

Transportation 143.7 143.2

Private transportation 140.1 140.0

New vehicles 143.7 143.2

Used cars 149.9 157.0

Motor fuel 103.9 106.2

Maintenance and repairs 162.9 160.0

Other private transportation 177.5 174.1

Public transportation 189.4 184.6

Medical care 234.8 229.4

Medical care commodities 216.0 211.2

Medical care services 239.2 233.6

Professional medical services 215.9 209.6

Entertainment 162.6 159.8

Entertainment commodities 143.8 143.3

Entertainment services 184.5 179.1

Other goods and services 223.5 218.3

Personal care 152.6 150.8

Toilet goods and personal care appliances 143.7 145.1

Personal care services 162.5 157.2

Personal and educational expenses 258.0 252.1

School books and supplies 237.7 229.9

Personal and educational services 259.8 254.0

(1) Indexes on a December 1982 = 100 base.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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