12-month percentage of change in the U.S. CPI-U, by expenditure category 2019

12-month percentage of change in the United States' Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) in April 2019, by expenditure category

12-month percentage of change in the U.S. CPI-U, by expenditure category 2019 This statistic shows the 12-month percentage of change in the consumer price index for urban consumers in the United States, by selected expenditure categories in April 2019. The data represents city averages in the United States. The defined base period is: 1982-84=100. CPI is defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics as "a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services". It is based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, fuels, transportation fares, charges for doctors’ and dentists’ services, drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. In April 2019, gasoline prices were around 3.1 percent higher than in April 2018.
The annual inflation rate in the U.S. since 1990 can be accessed here.
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12-month percentage of change in the United States' Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) in April 2019, by expenditure category

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12-month percentage of change
Rent of primary residence3.8%
Education3.3%
Gasoline (all types)3.1%
Housing2.9%
Other services2.1%
Medical care1.9%
Food and beverages1.7%
Recreation1.6%
Transportation1.6%
Energy services (electricity)0.6%
Communication-1.1%
Fuel oil and other fuels-1.3%
Apparel-3%
Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistant devices-4.4%
12-month percentage of change
Rent of primary residence3.8%
Education3.3%
Gasoline (all types)3.1%
Housing2.9%
Other services2.1%
Medical care1.9%
Food and beverages1.7%
Recreation1.6%
Transportation1.6%
Energy services (electricity)0.6%
Communication-1.1%
Fuel oil and other fuels-1.3%
Apparel-3%
Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistant devices-4.4%
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This statistic shows the 12-month percentage of change in the consumer price index for urban consumers in the United States, by selected expenditure categories in April 2019. The data represents city averages in the United States. The defined base period is: 1982-84=100. CPI is defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics as "a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services". It is based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, fuels, transportation fares, charges for doctors’ and dentists’ services, drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. In April 2019, gasoline prices were around 3.1 percent higher than in April 2018.
The annual inflation rate in the U.S. since 1990 can be accessed here.
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