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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR THE WEST -- NOVEMBER 1992

 SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices paid by consumers in the 13 westernmost states rose 0.1 percent in October, according to Sam Hirabayashi, regional commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Increases in shelter and transportation costs along with gains in other categories pushed the index upward, while lower food prices and winter residential gas allowances offset most of the advance. The All Items Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for the West reached 143.9 (1982-84 equals 100), up 3.5 percent from last November. Consumer prices in the West have gained 3.5 percent since the beginning of the year, as compared with a 3.0 percent increase noted for the same 11-month period in 1991. Consumer Price Index data for the region are not seasonally adjusted.
 Housing costs edged up 0.1 percent in November as a 0.5 percent increase in the shelter index was almost entirely erased by a seasonal decline in residential gas prices, down 9.5 percent, and a 0.1 percent drop in the cost of household furnishings and operation. Although all the components (except other renters' costs) of the shelter index contributed to this month's advance, most of the gain was attributable to the 0.6 percent rise in owners' equivalent rent. Over the year, overall housing costs rose 3.0 percent with shelter up 3.2 percent, and fuel and other utilities prices up 2.7 percent.
 Prices paid for food and beverages were down 0.4 percent for the month but were up 1.8 percent from a year ago. Grocery prices, as measured by the food at home index, fell 0.7 percent in November. Although most grocery items were priced lower during the month, a 1.6 percent drop in the other food at home category was primarily responsible for this month's decline. Cereals and bakery products and food away from home were the only sub-components of the food index to show increases for the month, up 0.1 percent and 0.2 percent respectively. Alcoholic beverages prices dropped 0.7 percent in November.
 Apparel prices fell 0.5 percent over the month and were down 0.4 percent for the year. Price tags were lower on all apparel items in November except infants' and toddlers' clothing (up 2.6 percent) and the other apparel category (up 0.2 percent). The overall apparel and upkeep index declined 0.5 percent for the month and was down 0.2 percent for the year.
 Transportation costs advanced 0.8 percent during the month as higher prices were noted for both public and private transportation categories. Private transportation rose 0.9 percent in November and accounted for most of the gain in the overall transportation index. All sub- components within the private transportation category shared in the increase except maintenance and repairs costs which were unchanged for the month. Public transportation fares moved up 0.3 percent in November and posted a 3.3 percent gain for the year. Over the year, the total transportation index advanced 5.5 percent, and private transportation rose 5.8 percent.
 Medical care costs increased 0.5 percent during the month and were 7.0 percent above the year-ago level. A 0.6 percent rise in the medical care services category was chiefly responsible for this latest advance. Prices paid for entertainment goods and services rose 0.3 percent in November and were 1.0 percent higher than a year ago. The miscellaneous other goods and services index advanced 0.3 percent over the month and 7.7 percent over the year.
 Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers:
 Indexes and percent changes for selected periods
 (Data are not seasonally adjusted)
 West (1982-84 equals 100, unless otherwise noted)
 Percent changes
 Indexes to Nov. 1992
 from:
 Oct. Nov. Nov. Oct.
 1992 1992 1991 1992
 Expenditure category
 All items 143.7 143.9 3.5 0.1
 All items (December 1977 equals 100) 232.2 232.6 -- --
 Food and beverages 140.8 140.3 1.8 -.4
 Food 139.5 139.1 1.8 -.3
 Food at home 139.9 138.9 1.5 -.7
 Cereals and bakery products 154.7 154.8 3.3 .1
 Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs 132.9 132.4 .2 -.4
 Dairy products 133.1 131.9 4.1 -.9
 Fruits and vegetables 160.5 160.0 .4 -.3
 Other food at home 130.3 128.2 1.9 -1.6
 Sugar and sweets 142.2 140.7 3.0 -1.1
 Fats and oils 131.4 127.2 -1.6 -3.2
 Nonalcoholic beverages 111.9 109.9 1.4 -1.8
 Other prepared food 141.5 139.8 2.8 -1.2
 Food away from home 139.4 139.7 1.9 .2
 Alcoholic beverages 153.0 151.9 2.2 -.7
 Housing 142.4 142.6 3.0 .1
 Shelter 153.5 154.2 3.2 .5
 Renters' costs (A) 164.9 165.1 2.7 .1
 Rent, residential 151.4 152.2 2.3 .5
 Other renters' costs 189.0 186.9 3.9 -1.1
 Homeowners' costs (A) 161.7 162.6 3.4 .6
 Owners' equivalent rent (A) 161.8 162.8 3.4 .6
 Maintenance and repairs 124.8 125.1 2.0 .2
 Maintenance and repair services 124.7 124.7 - .0
 Maintenance and repair
 commodities 128.2 129.1 -7.1 .7
 Fuel and other utilities 127.7 125.6 2.7 -1.6
 Fuels 123.2 119.4 .8 -3.1
 Fuel oil and other household
 fuel commodities 96.0 97.2 -2.6 1.3
 Fuel oil 101.5 104.3 -.2 2.8
 Other household fuel
 commodities (B) 111.0 111.7 -3.8 .6
 Gas (piped) and electricity
 (energy services) 126.3 122.2 1.0 -3.2
 Electricity 140.4 139.9 3.1 -.4
 Utility (piped) gas 110.1 99.6 -3.9 -9.5
 Other utilities and public
 services 140.0 139.8 4.7 -.1
 Household furnishings and operation 118.0 117.9 2.3 -.1
 Housefurnishings 108.7 108.6 2.3 -.1
 Housekeeping supplies 131.5 131.5 .0 .0
 Housekeeping services 130.2 130.6 3.7 .3
 Apparel and upkeep 127.1 126.5 -0.2 -0.5
 Apparel commodities 124.1 123.5 -.4 -.5
 Men's and boys' apparel 126.1 125.2 .7 -.7
 Women's and girls' apparel 117.9 117.3 -1.4 -.5
 Infants' and toddlers' apparel 113.7 116.6 7.1 2.6
 Footwear 119.0 117.2 1.6 -1.5
 Other apparel commodities 149.5 149.8 -3.2 .2
 Apparel services 146.2 146.3 2.0 .1
 Transportation 131.2 132.2 5.5 .8
 Private transportation 129.0 130.1 5.8 .9
 New vehicles 128.5 130.0 2.5 1.2
 New cars 127.6 129.3 3.1 1.3
 Used cars 128.0 128.7 7.1 .5
 Motor fuel 107.1 108.6 13.4 1.4
 Gasoline 107.2 108.8 14.2 1.5
 Gasoline, leaded regular NA NA -- --
 Gasoline, unleaded regular 105.6 107.5 14.6 1.8
 Gasoline, unleaded premium 108.3 109.7 13.0 1.3
 Maintenance and repairs 146.8 146.8 4.3 .0

 Other private transportation 156.8 157.7 4.0 .6
 Other private transportation
 commodities 103.5 104.6 -.2 1.1
 Other private transportation
 services 168.8 169.6 5.0 .5
 Public transportation 159.0 159.4 3.3 .3
 Medical care 195.3 196.3 7.0 .5
 Medical care commodities 192.8 193.4 7.2 .3
 Medical care services 196.0 197.1 7.0 .6
 Professional medical services 173.3 174.0 5.4 .4
 Entertainment 144.3 144.7 1.0 .3
 Entertainment commodities 134.5 134.9 1.8 .3
 Entertainment services 156.5 156.8 .3 .2
 Other goods and services 189.9 190.5 7.7 .3
 Tobacco and smoking products 239.6 239.6 7.8 .0
 Personal care 146.6 148.1 4.7 1.0
 Personal and educational expenses 206.8 207.3 8.6 .2
 Special indexes
 Energy 113.2 112.4 7.3 -.7
 All items less energy 147.5 147.8 3.3 .2
 (A) Indexes on a December 1982 equals 100 base.
 (B) Indexes on a December 1986 equals 100 base.
 NA Data not adequate for publication.
 -- Data not available.
 -0- 12/11/92
 /CONTACT: Joyce Sakai, 415-744-7132, or Leon Bornstein, 415-744-7163, both of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics/


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