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Median CPI

Detail for Computation of the Median CPI – September 2019

Component 1-Month Annualized Percent Change Relative Importance (Normalized) Cumulative Relative Importance
Motor Fuel -25.1 3.6 3.6
Women's and Girls' Apparel -18.7 1.2 4.8
Used Cars and Trucks -17.9 2.3 7.1
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables -15.0 1.0 8.1
Infants' and Toddlers' Apparel -13.4 0.1 8.3
Fuel Oil and Other Fuels -12.6 0.2 8.4
Miscellaneous Personal Goods -12.1 0.2 8.6
Watches and Jewelry -11.9 0.2 8.9
Medical Care Commodities -6.9 1.7 10.6
Personal Care Products -3.2 0.7 11.2
Alcoholic Beverages -3.1 1.0 12.2
Communication -1.5 3.5 15.7
Energy Services -1.5 3.3 19.0
New Vehicles -1.5 3.7 22.7
Footwear -1.2 0.7 23.4
Tenants' and Household Insurance 0.1 0.4 23.8
Recreation 0.4 5.7 29.4
Education 0.7 3.1 32.5
Personal Care Services 1.2 0.6 33.1
Nonalcoholic Beverages and Beverage Matls 1.3 0.9 34.0
Processed Fruits and Vegetables 1.4 0.3 34.3
Dairy and Related Products 1.9 0.7 35.0
Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair 2.3 1.1 36.1
Public Transportation 2.5 1.1 37.3
South: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 2.5 8.2 45.4
Water/Sewer/Trash Collection Services 2.7 1.1 46.5
Misc Personal Services 3.0 1.0 47.5
Midwest: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 3.0 4.3 51.9
Food Away From Home 3.2 6.1 58.0
Meats, Poultry, Fish and Eggs 3.3 1.6 59.6
Motor Vehicle Insurance 3.3 2.4 61.9
Northeast: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 3.4 5.1 67.1
Household Furnishings and Operation 3.5 4.3 71.3
Other Food At Home 3.7 1.8 73.2
West: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 3.9 6.7 79.9
Rent of Primary Residence 4.3 8.1 87.9
Leased Cars and Trucks 4.4 0.6 88.6
Medical Care Services 4.5 7.1 95.7
Cereals and Bakery Products 5.7 1.0 96.6
Car and Truck Rental 6.9 0.1 96.8
Tobacco and Smoking Products 7.5 0.7 97.4
Motor Vehicle Fees 7.6 0.5 98.0
Motor Vehicle Parts and Equipment 8.0 0.4 98.4
Men's and Boys' Apparel 25.5 0.7 99.1
Lodging Away From Home 28.1 0.9 100.0