Printer Friendly

BAY AREA PRICES ROSE 0.4 PERCENT IN AUGUST; APPAREL AND FOOD INCREASES CITED

 BAY AREA PRICES ROSE 0.4 PERCENT IN AUGUST;
 APPAREL AND FOOD INCREASES CITED
 SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer prices in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose area increased 0.4 percent in August, according to Regional Commissioner Sam Hirabayashi of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. He said that six of the seven major expenditure, categories rose last month, with increases in the food and beverages and apparel and upkeep categories accounting for the bulk of the overall increase. Bay Area prices were unchanged in June and had advanced 0.2 percent in July. Consumer price index data for local areas are not seasonally adjusted.
 The Bay Area All Items Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) reached 142.7 in August (1982-84 equals 100), 2.6 percent above August 1991 levels. This matched the 2.6 percent increase for the year ending January 1992 which in turn had been the smallest over-the-year advance since the 2.2 percent rise for the 12 months ending February 1987. So far this year, local prices have increased 2.1 percent, compared to 3.0 percent in the first eight months of 1991.
 Prices for food and beverages rose 1.2 percent in August and were up 3.5 percent when compared to August 1991 levels. The index for food and beverages had decreased 0.4 percent in July and edged up 0.1 percent in June. Grocery prices (food at home) leapt 2.1 percent last month as the volatile fruits and vegetables index surged 8.0 percent. Prices for fruits and vegetables had declined 3.5 percent in May, 2.8 percent in June, and 3.2 percent in July. When compared to August 1991, the index for fruits and vegetables was up 10.2 percent. Also advancing last month were prices for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, 0.2 percent, dairy products, 0.1 percent, and miscellaneous grocery products, 1.8 percent. Prices for cereals and bakery products fell 0.7 percent last month.
 The cost of apparel and upkeep rose 2.3 percent in August despite a 2.1 percent decline in price tags for men's and boys' apparel. The index for women's and girls' apparel soared 7.5 percent and footwear costs advanced 1.1 percent locally last month. When compared to year-ago levels, the index for men's and boys' apparel was down 6.2 percent, while there were advances of 5.0 percent in prices for women's and girls' apparel, and 8.6 percent in the index for footwear. The overall apparel and upkeep category rose 2.1 percent in the past 12 months.
 The cost of housing edged down 0.1 percent last month as declines of 0.9 percent in the fuel and other utilities index and 1.7 percent in the cost of household furnishings and operation more than offset a 0.3 percent increase in the cost of shelter. Within shelter, homeowners' cost rose a scant 0.1 percent but renters' costs increased 0.7 percent. The component for fuels fell 2.5 percent in August due mainly to a 9.8 percent decline in the household gas index. Over the past year, overall housing costs in the Bay Area have advanced a moderate 1.0 percent.
 The transportation index edged up 0.1 percent in August and was up 2.6 percent when compared to a year ago. Local gasoline prices rose 0.3 percent last month and this index was 12.0 percent above August 1991 levels. The cost of public transportation, which include airline fares, rose 0.5 percent.
 The cost of medical care rose a modest 0.1 percent in August and this category was 6.9 percent above year-ago levels. The local entertainment index was up 0.8 percent over-the-year after rising 0.5 percent last month. The other goods and services category rose 0.5 percent despite a 1.4 percent decrease in the index for personal care.
 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
 Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: Indexes and percent
 changes for selected periods
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Calif.
 (1982-84 equals 100, unless otherwise noted)
 Percent changes
 Indexes to Aug. 1992
 from:
 July Aug. Aug. July
 1992 1992 1991 1992
 Expenditure category
 All items 142.2 142.7 2.6 0.4
 All items (1967 equals 100) 437.2 438.7 - -
 Food and beverages 142.3 144.0 3.5 1.2
 Food 140.8 142.8 3.3 1.4
 Food at home 141.1 144.1 4.9 2.1
 Cereals and bakery products 156.4 155.3 6.8 -0.7
 Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs 132.8 133.1 -2.3 0.2
 Meats, poultry, and fish 131.1 132.1 -1.6 0.8
 Dairy products 133.6 133.8 7.4 0.1
 Fruits and vegetables 153.3 165.6 10.2 8.0
 Other food at home 136.8 139.2 6.5 1.8
 Food away from home 141.4 142.0 1.3 0.4
 Alcoholic beverages 153.9 153.2 5.2 -0.5
 Housing 146.0 145.9 1.0 -0.1
 Shelter 156.4 156.9 1.2 0.3
 Renters' costs 1A 177.7 178.9 1.0 0.7
 Rent, residential 158.7 159.8 1.8 0.7
 Other renters' costs 182.5 183.8 -1.8 0.7
 Homeowners' costs 1A 169.0 169.2 1.3 0.1
 Owners' equivalent rent 1A 169.5 169.7 1.3 0.1
 Fuel and other utilities 142.1 140.8 1.4 -0.9
 Fuels 151.6 147.8 -1.7 -2.5
 Fuel oil and other household
 fuel commodities 128.9 128.9 7.3 0.0
 Fuel oil NA NA - -
 Other household fuel
 commodities 2A 146.4 146.4 7.1 0.0
 Gas (piped) and electricity 152.2 148.3 -1.9 -2.6
 Electricity 171.6 174.2 1.3 1.5
 Utility (piped) gas 132.7 119.7 -7.6 -9.8
 Household furnishings and operation 114.1 112.2 -0.6 -1.7
 Apparel and upkeep 115.4 118.0 2.1 2.3
 Apparel commodities 110.7 113.6 2.3 2.6
 Men's and boys' apparel 115.0 112.6 -6.2 -2.1
 Women's and girls' apparel 92.4 99.3 5.0 7.5
 Footwear 135.4 136.9 8.6 1.1
 Transportation 121.4 121.5 2.6 0.1
 Private transportation 119.1 119.2 2.8 0.1
 Motor fuel 110.8 111.1 12.0 0.3
 Gasoline 110.7 111.0 12.0 0.3
 Gasoline, leaded regular NA NA - -
 Gasoline, unleaded regular 107.9 108.2 11.3 0.3
 Gasoline, unleaded premium 111.3 111.6 13.4 0.3
 Public transportation 145.6 146.3 1.7 0.5
 Medical care 188.5 188.7 6.9 0.1
 Entertainment 154.8 155.5 0.8 0.5
 Other goods and services 192.7 193.7 10.7 0.5
 Personal care 157.5 155.3 -1.1 -1.4
 Special indexes
 All items less shelter 138.4 138.9 3.3 0.4
 All items less medical care 140.0 140.5 2.3 0.4
 All items less energy 144.9 145.6 2.5 0.5
 Energy 126.0 124.6 4.6 -1.1
 Commodities less food 123.7 123.6 2.8 -0.1
 Nondurables less food 128.5 129.3 5.6 0.6
 Nondurables 134.4 135.8 4.5 1.0
 Services less rent of shelter 1A 156.6 156.8 3.8 0.1
 Services less medical care 151.0 151.4 2.1 0.3
 1A Indexes on a December 1982 equals 100 base.
 2A Indexes on a December 1986 equals 100 base.
 NA/ Data not adequate for publication.
 - Data not available.
 -0- 9/15/92
 /CONTACT: Sam Hirabayashi, 415-744-7166, or Leon Bornstein, 415-744-7163, both of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics/ CO: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics ST: California IN: FIN SU: ECO


TM -- SF004 -- 9600 09/15/92 11:33 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Sep 15, 1992
Words:1379
Previous Article:FORD MOTOR COMPANY REPORTS U.S. SALES
Next Article:LINCOLN-MERCURY REPORTS SALES
Topics:


Related Articles
PRICES IN MARCH ROSE 0.6 PERCENT IN SAN FRANCISCO
PITTSBURGH-AREA RETAIL PRICES UP SLIGHTLY IN JUNE; MEDICAL CARE PRICES FALL FOR SECOND STRAIGHT BIMONTHLY PERIOD
SAN FRANCISCO PRICES ROSE 0.2 PERCENT IN JULY
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR THE WEST -- AUGUST 1992
SAN FRANCISCO PRICES ROSE 0.7 PERCENT IN SEPTEMBER
LOS ANGELES AREA CONSUMER PRICES UP 0.3 PERCENT IN SEPTEMBER
BAY AREA PRICES UNCHANGED IN SEPTEMBER - UP 2.0 PERCENT OVER-THE-YEAR
BAY AREA PRICES DECREASED 0.1 PERCENT IN JULY - UP 1.7 PERCENT OVER THE YEAR
BAY AREA PRICES ROSE IN SEPTEMBER -- UP 1.9 PERCENT OVER THE YEAR
BAY AREA PRICES DOWN 0.1 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER - UP 1.7 PERCENT OVER THE YEAR

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters