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Median CPI

Detail for Computation of the Median CPI – May 2019

Component 1-Month Annualized Percent Change Relative Importance (Normalized) Cumulative Relative Importance
Used Cars and Trucks -15.3 2.3 2.3
Leased Cars and Trucks -13.8 0.6 2.9
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables -11.5 1.1 4.0
Energy Services -9.4 3.4 7.4
Men's and Boys' Apparel -9.0 0.7 8.1
Motor Fuel -5.6 3.8 11.9
Motor Vehicle Insurance -5.0 2.4 14.3
Medical Care Commodities -4.4 1.7 16.0
Recreation -3.8 5.7 21.7
Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair -2.7 1.1 22.8
Personal Care Products -2.1 0.7 23.5
Lodging Away From Home -1.1 0.9 24.4
Personal Care Services -0.1 0.6 25.1
Other Food At Home 0.2 1.8 26.9
Communication 0.6 3.5 30.4
New Vehicles 0.6 3.7 34.1
Northeast: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 0.6 5.1 39.3
Household Furnishings and Operation 0.9 4.2 43.5
Tenants' and Household Insurance 1.2 0.4 43.9
Footwear 1.8 0.6 44.5
Motor Vehicle Fees 1.9 0.5 45.1
Women's and Girls' Apparel 2.1 1.2 46.2
South: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 2.3 8.1 54.3
Processed Fruits and Vegetables 2.4 0.3 54.6
Food Away From Home 2.6 6.1 60.7
Water/Sewer/Trash Collection Services 2.7 1.1 61.8
Education 2.9 3.1 64.9
Rent of Primary Residence 2.9 8.0 72.9
Watches and Jewelry 3.2 0.2 73.1
Fuel Oil and Other Fuels 3.6 0.2 73.3
West: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 4.1 6.7 80.0
Cereals and Bakery Products 5.0 1.0 80.9
Tobacco and Smoking Products 5.1 0.7 81.6
Alcoholic Beverages 5.2 1.0 82.6
Midwest: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 5.5 4.3 86.9
Medical Care Services 5.6 7.0 93.9
Misc Personal Services 5.7 1.0 94.9
Infants' and Toddlers' Apparel 6.2 0.1 95.0
Motor Vehicle Parts and Equipment 7.6 0.4 95.4
Dairy and Related Products 8.2 0.7 96.1
Meats, Poultry, Fish and Eggs 10.0 1.6 97.7
Nonalcoholic Beverages and Beverage Matls 15.8 0.9 98.6
Miscellaneous Personal Goods 19.1 0.2 98.8
Public Transportation 24.8 1.1 99.9
Car and Truck Rental 26.5 0.1 100.0