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Median CPI



Detail for Computation of the Median CPI – December 2017

Component 1-Month Annualized Percent Change Relative Importance (Normalized) Cumulative Relative Importance
Motor Fuel -27.6 3.7 3.7
Watches & Jewelry -16.9 0.2 3.9
Miscellaneous Personal Goods -7.5 0.2 4.1
Processed Fruits & Vegetables -7.4 0.3 4.4
Tobacco & Smoking Products -6.9 0.7 5.1
Women's & Girls' Apparel -6.7 1.2 6.3
Personal Care Products -6.6 0.7 7.0
Footwear -4.5 0.7 7.6
Dairy and Related Products -4.4 0.8 8.4
Men's & Boys' Apparel -4.3 0.7 9.1
Motor Vehicle Fees -3.2 0.5 9.7
Other Food At Home -1.7 2.0 11.6
Nonalcoholic Beverages & Beverage Matls -1.7 0.9 12.5
Fresh Fruits & Vegetables -1.2 1.0 13.6
Public Transportation -0.1 1.1 14.7
Alcoholic Beverages 0.1 0.9 15.6
Household Furnishings & Operation 0.4 3.9 19.5
Tenants' and Household Insurance 0.6 0.3 19.8
Recreation 0.8 5.6 25.5
Communication 1.3 3.5 29.0
Education 1.4 3.2 32.2
Misc Personal Services 1.6 1.0 33.2
Medical Care Services 1.9 6.7 39.9
Cereals & Bakery Products 2.2 1.0 40.9
Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 2.6 1.2 42.1
Personal Care Services 2.7 0.6 42.7
Food Away From Home 3.0 5.8 48.5
Water/Sewer/Trash Collection Services 3.1 1.2 49.7
Fuel Oil and Other Fuels 3.1 0.2 49.9
South Urban: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 3.5 8.1 57.9
Northeast Urban: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 3.9 5.5 63.4
West Urban: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 3.9 6.8 70.2
Energy Services 4.1 3.6 73.8
Rent of Primary Residence 4.4 8.0 81.8
Motor Vehicle Parts and Equipment 4.4 0.4 82.2
Midwest Urban: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 5.1 4.5 86.7
Leased Cars and Trucks 5.7 0.6 87.2
Motor Vehicle Insurance 7.9 2.6 89.9
New Vehicles 8.0 3.6 93.4
Infants' & Toddlers' Apparel 8.9 0.1 93.6
Car and Truck Rental 8.9 0.1 93.7
Lodging Away From Home 9.9 0.8 94.5
Meats, Poultry, Fish & Eggs 10.9 1.7 96.2
Medical Care Commodities 12.3 1.8 98.1
Used Cars and Trucks 17.6 1.9 100.0