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SAN FRANCISCO PRICES ROSE 0.1 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER -- UP 2.1 PERCENT SINCE NOVEMBER 1992

 SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer prices in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose area edged up 0.1 percent in November, according to Regional Commissioner Sam Hirabayashi of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. He said that three of the major expenditure categories rose last month, three declined, and the category for miscellaneous goods and services remained unchanged. Mr. Hirabayashi added that local energy prices, including household and motor fuels, fell 3.4 percent in November. Excluding energy, Bay Area prices rose 0.3 percent last month. So far this year, local prices have increased 2.0 percent, compared to 3.1 percent in the first eleven months of 1992. Local area prices are not seasonally adjusted.
 The 10-county Bay Area All Items Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (1982-84 equals 100) reached 147.2 in November, 2.1 percent above November 1992 levels. Local prices had advanced 3.8 percent and 3.1 percent in the years ending November 1991 and November 1992 respectively.
 Housing costs rose 0.3 percent in November as increases of 0.8 percent in the cost of shelter and 0.1 percent in the index for household furnishings and operation more than offset a decline of 2.2 percent in the fuel and other utilities category. Last month's drop in the fuels and other utilities index was in large part due to a seasonal change in the baseline allowance for home gas usage. Residential gas prices fell 12.3 percent in November but this index was still up 7.0 percent when compared to November 1992. When compared to year-ago levels, there were increases of 2.0 percent in shelter costs, 3.2 percent in the index for fuel and other utilities, and 2.1 percent in the household furnishings and operation category. Overall housing costs in the Bay Area rose 2.2 percent from November 1992 to November 1993.
 The local transportation index rose 0.2 percent in November despite a 2.8 percent drop in gasoline prices. Last month's decline in gasoline prices followed an increase of 3.9 percent in October when an increase in Federal taxes on gasoline had gone into effect. When compared to a year ago, local gasoline prices were down 5.6 percent. The index for public transportation, which includes airline fares, rose 3.0 percent in November and this component was 11.0 percent above year-ago levels. Transportation costs rose a moderate 1.6 percent in the year ending November 1993.
 Prices for food and beverages fell 0.2 percent last month as there were declines of 0.1 percent in both grocery prices and the cost of eating out, and a 0.6 percent drop in prices for alcoholic beverages. Grocery prices (food at home) fell last month despite an increase of 1.8 percent in the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, and a 0.6 percent rise in prices for dairy products. Prices for fruits and vegetables fell 3.0 percent last month and this index was 1.3 percent below year-ago levels. The local food and beverages category rose 1.6 percent in the year ending November 1993.
 Prices for apparel and upkeep dropped 1.4 percent in November as there were declines of 1.8 percent in price tags for men's and boys' apparel, 2.0 percent in the cost of women's and girls' apparel, and 2.1 percent in the index for footwear. When compared to a year ago, apparel and upkeep prices edged down 0.5 percent.
 The local cost of medical care fell 0.1 percent last month and this index was up 5.6 percent over-the-year. Medical care costs had increased 8.6 percent and 6.9 percent in the years ending November 1991 and November 1992 respectively. The cost of entertainment was up 3.5 percent over-the-year after increasing 0.4 percent in November. The index for other goods and services was unchanged despite an increase of 0.6 percent in the cost of personal care.
 Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers:
 Indexes and percent changes for selected periods
 (Data are not seasonally adjusted)
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Calif.
 (1982-84 equals 100, unless otherwise noted)
 Percent changes
 Indexes to Nov. 1993
 from:
 Oct. Nov. Nov. Oct.
 1993 1993 1992 1993
 Expenditure category
 All items 147.0 147.2 2.1 0.1
 All items (1967 equals 100) 452.0 452.5 -- --
 Food and beverages 146.6 146.3 1.6 -.2
 Food 146.4 146.3 2.1 -.1
 Food at home 147.7 147.5 2.4 -.1
 Cereals and bakery products 162.2 162.1 2.5 -.1
 Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs 142.0 144.5 7.4 1.8
 Meats, poultry, and fish 139.4 140.5 6.2 .8
 Dairy products 133.0 133.8 .4 .6
 Fruits and vegetables 168.4 163.3 -1.3 -3.0
 Other food at home 138.3 138.2 1.2 -.1
 Food away from home 145.7 145.5 1.6 -.1
 Alcoholic beverages 147.6 146.7 -1.9 -.6
 Housing 149.8 150.3 2.2 .3
 Shelter 161.5 162.8 2.0 .8
 Renters' costs A/ 182.3 183.3 2.0 .5
 Rent, residential 165.4 166.9 2.5 .9
 Other renters' costs 177.0 175.5 .2 -.8
 Homeowners' costs A/ 175.1 176.6 2.0 .9
 Owners' equivalent rent A/ 175.6 177.1 2.0 .9
 Fuel and other utilities 144.1 140.9 3.2 -2.2
 Fuels 153.4 146.8 5.5 -4.3
 Fuel oil and other household
 fuel commodities 153.5 154.7 17.3 .8
 Fuel oil 125.3 124.4 -- -.7
 Other household fuel
 commodities B/ 173.9 175.5 17.2 .9
 Gas (piped) and electricity 153.6 146.8 5.2 -4.4
 Electricity 181.2 180.3 4.5 -.5
 Utility (piped) gas 122.7 107.6 7.0 -12.3
 Household furnishings and operation 114.1 114.2 2.1 .1
 Apparel and upkeep 119.0 117.3 -.5 -1.4
 Apparel commodities 114.6 112.6 -.8 -1.7
 Men's and boys' apparel 114.9 112.8 -3.8 -1.8
 Women's and girls' apparel 94.3 92.4 -4.7 -2.0
 Footwear 140.3 137.3 .9 -2.1
 Transportation 124.4 124.7 1.6 0.2
 Private transportation 120.9 120.5 -.1 -.3
 Motor fuel 110.2 107.5 -4.4 -2.5
 Gasoline 109.1 106.0 -5.6 -2.8
 Gasoline, leaded regular NA NA -- --
 Gasoline, unleaded regular 105.7 102.2 -6.8 -3.3
 Gasoline, unleaded premium 111.0 108.7 -3.6 -2.1
 Public transportation 156.6 161.3 11.0 3.0
 Medical care 202.2 202.0 5.6 -.1
 Entertainment 163.6 164.3 3.5 .4
 Other goods and services 207.1 207.1 1.6 .0
 Personal care 155.7 156.7 -.4 .6
 Special indexes
 All items less energy 150.1 150.6 2.2 .3
 Energy 126.4 122.1 .4 -3.4
 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- 12/10/93
 /CONTACT: Sam Hirabayashi, 415-744-7166, or Leon Bornstein, 415-744-7163, both of the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics/


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