Table 5 
Main contributors to the 12-month and 1-month change in the Consumer Price Index 

Main contributors to the 12-month and 1-month change in the Consumer Price Index
  September 2022 to September 2023
  % change
Main contributors to the 12-month change  
Main upward contributors  
Mortgage interest cost 30.6
Rent 7.3
Food purchased from restaurants 6.1
Gasoline 7.5
Electricity 11.1
Main downward contributors  
Telephone services -12.9
Natural gas -12.8
Air transportation -21.1
Child care and housekeeping services -10.7
Furniture -4.6
  August to September 2023
  % change
Main contributors to the 1-month change, not seasonally adjusted  
Main upward contributors  
Mortgage interest cost 2.6
Rent 0.8
Women's clothing 2.3
Tuition fees 2.5
Fuel oil and other fuels 8.5
Main downward contributors  
Air transportation -14.6
Gasoline -1.3
Telephone services -2.6
Travel tours -2.6
Electricity -1.6
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