From the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ News Release:
See also corresponding CPI-W chart
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.1 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis after falling 0.8 percent in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 0.1 percent before seasonal adjustment. Declines in the indexes for motor vehicle insurance, energy, and apparel more than offset increases in food and shelter indexes to result in the monthly decrease in the seasonally adjusted all items index. The gasoline index declined 3.5 percent in May, leading to a 1.8-percent decline in the energy index. The food index, in contrast, increased 0.7 percent in May as the index for food at home rose 1.0 percent.
Contributions to this month’s rise in the index can be found in the rigth-most column of this table:
|Contributions to All-Items Monthly % Change|
All items. CPI-U. Seasonally Adjusted.
100 Basis Points = 1% (May not add to total due to rounding.)
|Expenditure Group||Basis Points|
|All items (SA0)||-42||-80||-5|
|Food and beverages (SAF)||5||21||11|
|Medical care (SAM)||4||4||4|
|Education and communication (SAE)||1||1||1|
|Other goods and services (SAG)||1||-0||-0|
See contributions of sub-sectors for further break-outs.
The same contributions in the above table are shown here graphically: