Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators

 

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

All items

238.132 0.9 0.4 0.5 218.877 0.6   0.8        
 

Food and beverages

247.677 0.8 -0.3 -0.2 249.669 0.2   -0.4        

Food

247.978 0.8 -0.3 -0.3 244.392 0.3   -0.3        

Food at home

240.329 -0.5 -0.7 -0.7 217.788 -1.2 -1.1 -0.5 223.443 -0.3 -0.1 -0.7

Food away from home

260.883 2.7 0.2 0.4 285.666 2.1   0.0        

Alcoholic beverages

242.230 1.2 -0.1 0.3 318.366 -2.6   -1.4        

Housing

241.485 2.1 0.2 0.4 201.544 2.0   0.0        

Shelter

285.196 3.2 0.3 0.6 220.225 3.8 0.4 0.4 248.920 5.1 0.1 0.2

Rent of primary residence (1)

293.489 3.7 0.2 0.5 231.213 5.0 0.3 0.5 242.967 6.7 0.7 0.9

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

292.080 3.1 0.2 0.4 236.609 4.4 0.5 1.0 230.967 4.8 0.2 0.1

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

292.039 3.1 0.2 0.4 236.609 4.4 0.5 1.0 230.967 4.8 0.2 0.1

Fuels and utilities

223.918 -2.6 -0.1 -0.3 210.681 -6.0   -2.7        

Household energy

186.198 -4.5 -0.2 -0.5 191.256 -9.7 -3.5 -4.1 119.409 -15.1 -8.2 -10.7

Energy services (1) (3)

191.203 -3.3 -0.2 -0.5 188.194 -9.7 -3.5 -4.1 117.232 -15.1 -8.3 -10.9

Electricity (1)

202.487 -1.7 0.0 -0.3 183.367 -12.0 -4.1 -4.1 115.214 -15.8 -9.8 -11.6

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

154.822 -9.2 -0.7 -1.1 168.189 10.0 -0.3 -4.3 117.385 -11.6 0.0 -6.8

Household furnishings & operations

122.389 -0.3 -0.1 0.0 126.194 -0.1   0.7        

Apparel

127.427 -0.6 1.5 4.6 112.400 -6.0   9.8        

Transportation

191.257 -4.1 2.1 0.6 193.954 -3.5   1.7        

Private transportation

185.706 -4.4 2.2 0.5 195.614 -3.5   1.7        

Motor fuel

171.050 -21.1 10.1 -0.8 173.335 -16.8 17.2 7.9 152.695 -23.3 9.5 0.8

Gasoline (all types)

170.356 -20.9 10.2 -0.7 172.632 -16.5 17.4 8.1 152.836 -23.0 9.8 1.1

Medical care

458.620 3.3 0.1 1.0 431.261 4.8   0.6        

Recreation (4)

117.071 1.1 0.4 0.9 110.811 -0.9   1.1        

Education and communication (4)

139.279 1.2 0.0 -0.1 142.248 3.8   2.1        

Other goods and services

420.632 2.0 0.2 0.4 387.268 1.7   0.6        

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

 

Energy

179.017 -12.6 4.0 -0.6 183.913 -13.1 5.0 1.1 134.266 -19.9 -0.3 -5.4

All items less shelter

222.363 -0.3 0.5 0.5 219.040 -0.8   1.0        

All items less food and energy

246.358 2.2 0.3 0.7 222.744 2.1   0.9        

All items (1967 = 100)

713.339       686.605              
 

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

 

All items

232.209 0.5 0.5 0.5 223.430 0.6   0.9        

All items (1967 = 100)

691.681       688.984              

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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