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Median CPI



Detail for Computation of the Median CPI – March 2019

Component 1-Month Annualized Percent Change Relative Importance (Normalized) Cumulative Relative Importance
Women's & Girls' Apparel -25.3 1.2 1.2
Men's & Boys' Apparel -24.4 0.8 2.0
Footwear -21.5 0.7 2.6
Car and Truck Rental -20.7 0.1 2.7
Misc Personal Services -8.8 1.0 3.8
Leased Cars and Trucks -6.9 0.6 4.4
Used Cars and Trucks -4.4 2.4 6.8
Personal Care Products -4.3 0.7 7.5
Infants' & Toddlers' Apparel -4.1 0.1 7.6
Meats, Poultry, Fish & Eggs -2.9 1.6 9.2
Communication -2.8 3.5 12.8
Public Transportation -2.7 1.1 13.9
Tenants' and Household Insurance -2.1 0.4 14.2
Alcoholic Beverages -1.7 1.0 15.2
Motor Vehicle Insurance -1.3 2.4 17.6
Household Furnishings & Operation -0.3 4.3 21.9
Nonalcoholic Beverages & Beverage Matls 0.1 0.9 22.8
Motor Vehicle Fees 0.4 0.5 23.3
Miscellaneous Personal Goods 1.2 0.2 23.5
Other Food At Home 1.4 1.8 25.4
Personal Care Services 1.6 0.6 26.0
Food Away From Home 2.2 6.1 32.1
Northeast: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 2.4 5.2 37.3
South: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 2.8 8.1 45.4
Motor Vehicle Parts and Equipment 3.0 0.4 45.8
Energy Services 3.2 3.4 49.2
Medical Care Services 3.3 7.0 56.2
Recreation 3.5 5.7 61.9
Cereals & Bakery Products 3.6 1.0 62.9
Water/Sewer/Trash Collection Services 3.6 1.1 64.0
Midwest: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 3.9 4.3 68.3
Medical Care Commodities 4.5 1.7 70.0
Rent of Primary Residence 5.2 8.0 78.0
West: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 5.5 6.6 84.6
New Vehicles 5.5 3.7 88.3
Education 6.0 3.1 91.4
Dairy and Related Products 7.9 0.7 92.2
Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 9.6 1.1 93.3
Lodging Away From Home 10.1 0.9 94.2
Watches & Jewelry 11.3 0.2 94.4
Fuel Oil and Other Fuels 18.4 0.2 94.6
Fresh Fruits & Vegetables 20.5 1.1 95.7
Processed Fruits & Vegetables 20.5 0.3 95.9
Tobacco & Smoking Products 21.1 0.7 96.6
Motor Fuel 111.3 3.4 100.0