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From the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ News Release:

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.3 percent in November on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.3 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The gasoline index posted its sharpest decline since December 2008 and was the main cause of the decrease in the seasonally adjusted all items index. The indexes for fuel oil and natural gas also declined, and the energy index fell 3.8 percent. The food index rose 0.2 percent with major grocery store food groups mixed.

CPI-U Chart

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See also a corresponding CPI-W chart


Contributions to this month’s rise in the index can be found in the table and chart below:

See contributions of sub-sectors tables for further break-outs.


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 GroupBasis Points
All Items 9 0 -26
Food and Beverages 4 2 4
Housing 8 9 7
Apparel -0 -1 -4
Transportation -5 -12 -33
Medical Care 1 1 3
Recreation 0 1 -1
Education and Communication -0 -2 -1
Other Goods and Services 0 1 -1


The same contributions in the above table are shown here graphically:


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