August 2014
Detail for Computation of the Median CPI
Component Annualized 1-month % change Relative Importance Cumulative Relative Importance
Motor Fuel -39.43949 5.196983 5.196983
Public Transportation -32.83046 1.126385 6.323369
Car and Truck Rental -24.2371 0.0748507 6.39822
Men's & Boys' Apparel -21.43662 0.8567401 7.25496
Fresh Fruits & Vegetables -11.31241 1.052583 8.307543
Energy Services -6.823044 3.801751 12.10929
Fuel Oil and Other Fuels -6.593117 0.2691987 12.37849
Infants' & Toddlers' Apparel -4.693145 0.1360639 12.51455
Recreation -4.509051 5.708763 18.22332
Household Furnishings & Operation -3.414014 4.166759 22.39008
Used Cars and Trucks -3.127993 1.635931 24.02601
Other Food At Home -2.663104 2.018709 26.04472
Nonalcoholic Beverages & Beverage Matls -2.301035 0.9424386 26.98716
Medical Care Commodities -1.445121 1.713862 28.70102
Communication -1.288989 3.780906 32.48192
Processed Fruits & Vegetables -1.28739 0.3016065 32.78353
Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair -0.6873198 1.149847 33.93337
Education -0.0515721 3.270727 37.2041
Motor Vehicle Fees 0.2784387 0.5622422 37.76634
Tobacco & Smoking Products 0.4612792 0.7071911 38.47353
Medical Care Services 0.4652607 5.850013 44.32354
Miscellaneous Personal Goods 1.150699 0.1940255 44.51757
Misc Personal Services 1.320151 1.105881 45.62345
Personal Care Services 1.367114 0.6282302 46.25168
Motor Vehicle Parts and Equipment 1.402061 0.4331329 46.68481
Northeast Urban: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 1.518885 5.387129 52.07195
Motor Vehicle Insurance 1.805152 2.253119 54.32507
Cereals & Bakery Products 2.210823 1.12762 55.45269
New Vehicles 2.228476 3.512948 58.96563
Midwest Urban: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 2.288413 4.43916 63.40479
West Urban: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 2.5551 6.384527 69.78932
Food Away From Home 2.883206 5.714097 75.50342
South Urban: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 2.942462 7.741364 83.24478
Rent of Primary Residence 2.971062 7.028748 90.27353
Footwear 3.038533 0.7137926 90.98732
Watches & Jewelry 3.279382 0.2141881 91.20151
Water/Sewer/Trash Collection Services 3.323101 1.185532 92.38704
Personal Care Products 3.674348 0.7236988 93.11074
Tenants' and Household Insurance 4.171507 0.3685572 93.4793
Leased Cars and Trucks 4.454847 0.3819171 93.86122
Dairy and Related Products 6.869784 0.8767611 94.73798
Women's & Girls' Apparel 8.304816 1.505273 96.24326
Alcoholic Beverages 9.67245 0.9944009 97.23766
Lodging Away From Home 10.48382 0.812185 98.04984
Meats, Poultry, Fish & Eggs 20.01524 1.95016 100