Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators

 

CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. City Average, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, August 2016
(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
Aug
2016
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Aug
2016
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Aug
2016
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

240.853 1.1 0.1 -0.1         216.573 0.9   -0.3
 

Food and beverages

247.420 0.1 0.1 0.1         223.642 -0.5   -0.4

Food

247.719 0.0 0.1 0.1         223.527 -0.6   -0.3

Food at home

238.088 -1.9 0.0 -0.1 218.040 -0.7 -0.5 -0.1 221.276 -2.0 -0.2 -0.7

Food away from home

263.649 2.8 0.2 0.4         221.871 1.2   0.2

Alcoholic beverages

242.009 1.1 0.0 -0.1         215.177 -0.1   -1.4

Housing

245.472 2.6 0.2 0.5         210.248 3.4   0.5

Shelter

289.605 3.4 0.3 0.5 225.505 4.9 0.2 0.3 250.796 3.3 0.2 0.1

Rent of primary residence (1)

297.916 3.8 0.4 0.7 237.316 5.1 0.4 1.1 245.520 4.7 0.1 0.1

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

296.521 3.3 0.3 0.6 241.726 5.3 0.2 0.3 231.954 3.2 0.3 0.1

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

296.488 3.3 0.3 0.6 241.726 5.3 0.2 0.3 231.954 3.2 0.3 0.1

Fuels and utilities

234.407 0.2 0.3 1.1         156.869 0.1   7.4

Household energy

196.863 -0.7 0.2 1.2 212.014 -1.2 2.9 5.5 136.038 -1.2 -1.3 10.1

Energy services (1) (3)

202.521 -0.4 0.3 1.4 208.852 -1.1 2.9 5.6 133.799 -1.0 -1.4 10.3

Electricity (1)

214.222 -0.7 0.0 0.4 195.836 -4.7 2.4 2.4 132.259 -1.9 -3.2 10.2

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

164.715 1.1 1.6 5.6 225.928 19.8 5.3 22.3 130.056 3.1 9.6 10.8

Household furnishings & operations

121.048 -0.9 -0.4 -0.6         133.480 7.2   -2.4

Apparel

124.871 0.3 1.5 -0.5         173.359 -4.4   -2.7

Transportation

195.198 -4.0 -1.0 -2.5         174.569 -2.1   -1.9

Private transportation

190.232 -4.2 -0.8 -2.1         172.868 -2.3   -0.6

Motor fuel

190.209 -17.8 -3.0 -8.3 185.820 -14.2 -2.5 -7.9 176.237 -17.8 -4.4 -7.3

Gasoline (all types)

189.375 -17.8 -3.0 -8.4 184.884 -14.4 -2.5 -8.0 176.509 -18.0 -4.5 -7.5

Medical care

468.480 4.9 0.8 1.3         461.792 2.1   0.0

Recreation (4)

117.119 0.9 -0.2 -0.4         101.533 0.4   -1.7

Education and communication (4)

139.311 0.7 0.4 0.3         125.179 -0.3   0.1

Other goods and services

424.105 2.1 0.2 0.3         398.772 2.2   -0.4

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

 

Energy

193.524 -9.2 -1.2 -3.3 200.788 -7.5 0.4 -1.0 153.948 -11.3 -2.9 0.7

All items less shelter

224.457 -0.1 0.0 -0.4         203.732 -0.2   -0.5

All items less food and energy

248.284 2.3 0.2 0.2         225.925 2.3   -0.4

All items (1967 = 100)

721.489               694.629      
 

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

 

All items

234.909 0.7 0.1 -0.2         212.122 0.6   -0.3

All items (1967 = 100)

699.722               677.000      

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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