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 February 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 February 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 February 2019, gasoline prices were around 9.1 percent lower than in January 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 February 2019, by expenditure category

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12-month percentage of change
Rent of primary residence3.5%
Housing2.9%
Education2.9%
Medical care2.4%
Food and beverages2%
Other services1.9%
Recreation1%
Energy services (electricity)0%
Communication-1.2%
Apparel-1.4%
Transportation-1.5%
Fuel oil and other fuels-2.3%
Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistant devices-3.9%
Gasoline (all types)-9.1%
12-month percentage of change
Rent of primary residence3.5%
Housing2.9%
Education2.9%
Medical care2.4%
Food and beverages2%
Other services1.9%
Recreation1%
Energy services (electricity)0%
Communication-1.2%
Apparel-1.4%
Transportation-1.5%
Fuel oil and other fuels-2.3%
Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistant devices-3.9%
Gasoline (all types)-9.1%
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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 February 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 February 2019, gasoline prices were around 9.1 percent lower than in January 2018.
The annual inflation rate in the U.S. since 1990 can be accessed here.
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Release date
February 2019
Region
United States
Survey time period
February 2019
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