Consumer Price Index, major components and special aggregates – Seasonally adjusted1
|February to March 2019||March to April 2019|
|(2002=100)||(2002=100)||(2002=100)||% change||% change|
|Household operations, furnishings and equipment||123.3||123.2||123.5||-0.1||0.2|
|Clothing and footwear||95.5||95.3||95.5||-0.2||0.2|
|Health and personal care||126.4||126.7||126.8||0.2||0.1|
|Recreation, education and reading||115.9||115.9||115.9||0.0||0.0|
|Alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and recreational cannabis||171.2||170.9||171.1||-0.2||0.1|
|All-items excluding food||131.9||132.5||132.9||0.5||0.3|
|All-items excluding food and energy2||129.4||129.7||129.9||0.2||0.2|
A seasonally adjusted series is one from which seasonal movements have been eliminated. Each month, the previous month's seasonally adjusted index is subject to revision. On an annual basis, the seasonally adjusted values for the last three years are revised with the release of January data. Users employing Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for indexation purposes are advised to use the unadjusted indexes. For more information on the availability and uses of seasonally adjusted CPI data, please see the "Definitions, data sources and methods" section of survey 2301.
The special aggregate "energy" comprises electricity, natural gas, fuel oil and other fuels, gasoline, and fuel, parts and accessories for recreational vehicles.