Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators

 

CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. City Average, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, May 2015
(1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted) (PDF format : not updated until mid-morning on release day)
Item and group U.S. City Average
Dallas-Fort Worth
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria
Index Percent change
Index Percent change
Index Percent change
May
2015
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
May
2015
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
May
2015
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

237.805 0.0 0.5 0.7 218.484 -0.5   0.5        
 

Food and beverages

245.846 1.6 0.0 0.1 249.029 1.1   -0.1        

Food

246.187 1.6 0.0 0.1 243.509 1.2   0.0        

Food at home

241.019 0.6 -0.1 -0.2 219.630 0.3 -0.2 -0.4 221.460 0.5 -1.1 -1.1

Food away from home

255.322 3.0 0.2 0.5 280.837 2.5   0.4        

Alcoholic beverages

239.800 1.2 0.2 0.2 323.310 -0.9   -1.1        

Housing

237.175 1.9 0.2 0.3 198.139 1.8   0.3        

Shelter

277.563 2.9 0.2 0.4 213.661 4.0 0.4 0.7 239.866 5.1 0.6 1.3

Rent of primary residence (1)

284.245 3.5 0.2 0.4 221.966 4.6 0.3 0.8 230.234 5.7 0.5 1.1

Owners' equivalent rent of residences (1) (2)

284.473 2.8 0.2 0.4 227.777 3.2 0.3 0.5 222.324 5.5 0.4 0.9

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence (1) (2)

284.442 2.8 0.2 0.4 227.777 3.2 0.3 0.5 222.324 5.5 0.4 0.9

Fuels and utilities

228.748 -2.4 0.2 -0.5 222.581 -5.3   -0.7        

Household energy

193.538 -4.5 0.2 -0.7 210.417 -8.0 -0.7 -0.7 135.580 -22.7 -0.7 -3.6

Energy services (1) (3)

197.083 -3.3 0.3 -0.3 206.872 -7.8 -0.7 -0.7 133.044 -22.8 -0.7 -3.7

Electricity (1)

207.683 0.5 0.7 0.9 207.301 -3.0 -0.2 -0.5 130.760 -24.5 -0.5 -4.5

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

162.639 -15.4 -1.3 -4.7 149.600 -34.0 -4.2 -2.2 132.867 -13.8 -1.7 0.0

Household furnishings & operations

123.207 -0.1 -0.2 0.3 124.893 -2.2   -1.2        

Apparel

127.083 -1.5 -1.2 -0.9 111.535 -2.5   -6.8        

Transportation

206.386 -7.6 3.1 3.5 207.953 -8.5   3.4        

Private transportation

200.528 -7.9 2.9 3.2 209.345 -8.6   3.2        

Motor fuel

239.141 -25.0 10.4 10.4 237.502 -25.8 8.7 14.0 218.061 -29.0 8.1 9.5

Gasoline (all types)

238.170 -25.0 10.5 10.5 236.642 -25.7 8.8 14.4 218.716 -29.0 8.6 10.2

Medical care

447.213 2.8 0.1 0.7 411.996 5.8   0.1        

Recreation (4)

116.190 0.1 0.1 0.3 112.492 -0.9   0.6        

Education and communication (4)

137.400 0.1 -0.2 -0.1 135.855 -2.2   -0.9        

Other goods and services

412.841 1.4 0.1 0.1 385.644 2.3   1.3        

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

 

Energy

214.330 -16.3 5.2 4.7 225.007 -18.0 3.9 6.3 174.218 -26.6 4.4 3.9

All items less shelter

224.911 -1.4 0.7 0.9 221.457 -2.3   0.3        

All items less food and energy

242.119 1.7 0.1 0.4 218.065 1.6   -0.1        

All items (1967 = 100)

712.357       685.373              
 

CPI FOR URBAN WAGE EARNERS
AND CLERICAL WORKERS (CPI-W)

 

All items

232.908 -0.6 0.6 0.8 223.682 -1.0   0.7        

All items (1967 = 100)

693.763       689.762              

Footnotes
(1) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(2) Index on a December 1982=100 base.
(3) This index series was formerly titled Gas (piped) and electricity.
(4) Index on a December 1997=100 base.

Note: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures changes in prices of all goods and services purchased for consumption by urban households. The indexes for food at home, energy, and shelter are compiled monthly for Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston. Full surveys, which produce the All Items Indexes and major components, are compiled every two months. These full surveys are published for the odd-numbered months for Dallas-Fort Worth and for the even-numbered months for Houston.

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