Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators

 

CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. City Average, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, October 2014
(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
Oct
2014
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Oct
2014
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Oct
2014
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

237.433 1.7 -0.3 -0.2         214.791 3.4   0.3
 

Food and beverages

244.775 2.9 0.2 0.5         221.839 2.7   0.7

Food

245.166 3.1 0.2 0.6         221.706 2.8   0.7

Food at home

242.121 3.3 0.2 0.6 222.243 3.9 -0.5 0.5 224.345 3.3 1.1 1.0

Food away from home

251.100 2.8 0.2 0.5         214.266 2.2   0.2

Alcoholic beverages

238.045 1.1 0.1 0.1         213.729 0.8   1.1

Housing

234.434 2.7 -0.1 -0.1         197.960 4.2   0.4

Shelter

272.788 3.0 0.2 0.4 207.058 3.2 0.1 0.1 231.138 4.0 -0.2 0.1

Rent of primary residence (1)

278.985 3.3 0.4 0.7 216.125 4.9 0.4 0.6 221.527 4.0 0.0 0.8

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

280.046 2.7 0.3 0.5 222.350 2.3 0.1 0.1 213.904 3.4 0.0 0.2

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

280.022 2.7 0.3 0.5 222.350 2.3 0.1 0.1 213.904 3.4 0.0 0.2

Fuels and utilities

232.192 3.1 -2.6 -3.2         174.489 6.4   1.1

Household energy

198.754 2.8 -3.5 -4.3 229.476 3.6 -1.9 -1.4 160.521 7.4 -1.4 1.3

Energy services (1) (3)

200.471 3.2 -3.5 -4.3 225.412 3.7 -1.9 -1.4 157.542 7.5 -1.4 1.3

Electricity (1)

206.667 3.1 -3.9 -4.8 214.865 2.1 -2.2 -1.6 157.951 9.8 -1.6 1.6

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

179.226 3.4 -2.3 -2.6 227.313 14.0 -0.1 -0.1 142.941 -2.9 0.0 0.0

Household furnishings & operations

123.194 -0.8 0.5 0.4         122.678 3.4   1.2

Apparel

131.961 0.7 1.3 5.0         202.332 20.5   8.1

Transportation

212.626 -1.1 -1.7 -2.6         187.543 0.9   -2.0

Private transportation

207.737 -1.0 -2.0 -2.9         185.978 0.7   -2.2

Motor fuel

277.290 -5.0 -6.2 -8.2 273.196 -6.8 -7.7 -10.0 269.669 -1.7 -5.2 -8.5

Gasoline (all types)

275.729 -5.0 -6.3 -8.3 271.181 -6.8 -7.8 -10.1 269.304 -1.6 -5.4 -8.8

Medical care

437.027 2.1 0.1 0.3         434.273 1.6   0.3

Recreation (4)

115.394 0.2 0.1 0.1         106.633 -0.2   1.3

Education and communication (4)

138.008 0.8 -0.3 -0.1         123.296 1.1   0.5

Other goods and services

410.325 1.9 0.3 0.3         385.347 4.4   0.9

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

 

Energy

234.745 -1.6 -5.0 -6.5 252.264 -2.1 -5.1 -6.1 211.786 1.7 -3.7 -4.9

All items less shelter

226.273 1.0 -0.5 -0.5         208.499 3.1   0.4

All items less food and energy

239.413 1.8 0.2 0.5         216.796 3.7   0.9

All items (1967 = 100)

711.243               688.912      
 

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

 

All items

233.229 1.5 -0.4 -0.3         211.512 2.8   0.1

All items (1967 = 100)

694.717               675.052      

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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