March 2014
Detail for Computation of the Median CPI
Component Annualized 1-month % change Relative Importance Cumulative Relative Importance
Fuel Oil and Other Fuels -59.26914 0.3232121 0.3232121
Motor Fuel -18.69822 5.03993 5.363142
Medical Care Commodities -3.235629 1.706445 7.069587
Nonalcoholic Beverages & Beverage Matls -2.171222 0.9480948 8.017681
Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair -1.696906 1.155386 9.173067
Other Food At Home -1.295869 2.025278 11.19835
Men's & Boys' Apparel -1.06361 0.8596511 12.058
Watches & Jewelry -0.8201261 0.216904 12.2749
Household Furnishings & Operation -0.6788676 4.221141 16.49604
Recreation -0.6623006 5.769767 22.26581
Motor Vehicle Parts and Equipment -0.5605228 0.4396092 22.70542
Communication -0.1309813 3.826241 26.53166
New Vehicles -0.0741104 3.537632 30.06929
Leased Cars and Trucks -0.0561056 0.3941851 30.46348
Motor Vehicle Fees -0.0407699 0.56756 31.03104
Tobacco & Smoking Products 0.7410367 0.7079502 31.73899
Personal Care Products 1.228773 0.7289889 32.46798
Midwest Urban: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 1.351071 4.461589 36.92957
Personal Care Services 1.814603 0.6320382 37.56161
West Urban: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 2.125904 6.366381 43.92799
Cereals & Bakery Products 2.286624 1.136581 45.06457
Northeast Urban: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 2.638386 5.404221 50.46879
Alcoholic Beverages 3.110933 1.003063 51.47186
Food Away From Home 3.420657 5.709693 57.18155
Public Transportation 3.604447 1.119347 58.3009
Women's & Girls' Apparel 3.6182 1.508838 59.80973
Medical Care Services 3.752894 5.861156 65.67089
Rent of Primary Residence 3.796705 6.996557 72.66745
Motor Vehicle Insurance 3.904864 2.229469 74.89692
Misc Personal Services 4.211067 1.11328 76.0102
Water/Sewer/Trash Collection Services 4.226075 1.180456 77.19066
Used Cars and Trucks 4.328848 1.655693 78.84635
Education 4.383914 3.25576 82.10211
Miscellaneous Personal Goods 4.805443 0.1940286 82.29614
South Urban: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 4.987521 7.731255 90.0274
Footwear 7.915666 0.7004096 90.72781
Processed Fruits & Vegetables 8.498216 0.3052665 91.03307
Fresh Fruits & Vegetables 12.04395 1.031494 92.06457
Dairy and Related Products 12.64244 0.8699878 92.93456
Tenants' and Household Insurance 13.27421 0.3624251 93.29698
Meats, Poultry, Fish & Eggs 14.99062 1.885168 95.18215
Lodging Away From Home 20.25136 0.8040844 95.98624
Infants' & Toddlers' Apparel 23.00911 0.1354896 96.12173
Energy Services 35.67778 3.801268 99.923
Car and Truck Rental 59.66467 0.0770252 100