12-month percentage of change in the United States' Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) in October 2018, by expenditure category

12-month percentage of change in the U.S. CPI-U, by expenditure category 2018 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 October 2018. 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 October 2018, gasoline prices were around 16.1 percent higher than in October 2017.
The annual inflation rate in the U.S. since 1990 can be accessed here.
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12-month percentage of change
Fuel oil and other fuels17.1%
Gasoline (all types)16.1%
Transportation5.4%
Rent of primary residence3.6%
Housing2.8%
Education2.5%
Other services1.9%
Medical care1.7%
Energy services (electricity)0.7%
Recreation0.2%
Food and beverages0%
Apparel-0.4%
Communication-0.4%
Personal computers and peripheral equipment-4%
12-month percentage of change
Fuel oil and other fuels17.1%
Gasoline (all types)16.1%
Transportation5.4%
Rent of primary residence3.6%
Housing2.8%
Education2.5%
Other services1.9%
Medical care1.7%
Energy services (electricity)0.7%
Recreation0.2%
Food and beverages0%
Apparel-0.4%
Communication-0.4%
Personal computers and peripheral equipment-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 October 2018. 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 October 2018, gasoline prices were around 16.1 percent higher than in October 2017.
The annual inflation rate in the U.S. since 1990 can be accessed here.
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Release date
November 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
October 2018

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