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Median CPI

Detail for Computation of the Median CPI – December 2019

Component 1-Month Annualized Percent Change Relative Importance (Normalized) Cumulative Relative Importance
Lodging Away From Home -19.1 0.9 0.9
Public Transportation -16.3 1.1 2.0
Car and Truck Rental -14.7 0.1 2.1
Personal Care Products -12.9 0.7 2.8
Watches and Jewelry -9.6 0.2 3.0
Miscellaneous Personal Goods -8.8 0.2 3.3
Used Cars and Trucks -8.7 2.3 5.6
Leased Cars and Trucks -8.1 0.6 6.2
Cereals and Bakery Products -4.9 1.0 7.2
Nonalcoholic Beverages and Beverage Matls -4.8 0.9 8.0
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables -4.8 1.0 9.0
Household Furnishings and Operation -4.1 4.2 13.3
Energy Services -3.6 3.4 16.6
Other Food At Home -3.5 1.8 18.4
Men's and Boys' Apparel -1.9 0.7 19.1
Tenants' and Household Insurance -1.5 0.4 19.5
Footwear -0.7 0.7 20.2
Dairy and Related Products 0.1 0.7 20.9
Communication 0.1 3.5 24.4
Processed Fruits and Vegetables 0.9 0.3 24.7
Motor Vehicle Parts and Equipment 1.2 0.4 25.1
Education 1.4 3.1 28.1
Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair 1.4 1.1 29.3
Alcoholic Beverages 1.5 1.0 30.2
Northeast: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 1.6 5.1 35.4
New Vehicles 1.7 3.7 39.0
Recreation 1.8 5.7 44.7
Water/Sewer/Trash Collection Services 1.9 1.1 45.8
Motor Vehicle Fees 2.1 0.5 46.4
Tobacco and Smoking Products 2.1 0.7 47.0
South: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 2.1 8.2 55.2
Motor Vehicle Insurance 2.6 2.4 57.6
Rent of Primary Residence 2.8 8.1 65.6
Personal Care Services 3.5 0.6 66.3
Food Away From Home 3.5 6.1 72.4
West: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 3.9 6.7 79.1
Midwest: Owners' Equivalent Rent of Residences 4.1 4.3 83.5
Medical Care Services 4.3 7.2 90.7
Infants' and Toddlers' Apparel 5.0 0.1 90.8
Misc Personal Services 8.0 1.0 91.8
Women's and Girls' Apparel 16.5 1.1 92.9
Meats, Poultry, Fish and Eggs 16.7 1.6 94.5
Medical Care Commodities 19.3 1.7 96.2
Fuel Oil and Other Fuels 27.4 0.2 96.4
Motor Fuel 39.6 3.6 100.0

Note: the shaded blue row identifies the median inflation component.