Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators

 

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

All items

236.293 1.5 0.6 1.0 218.715 1.0   1.1        
 

Food and beverages

240.226 1.7 0.3 0.6 244.707 1.4   -0.1        

Food

240.398 1.7 0.3 0.6 239.242 1.5   0.0        

Food at home

236.973 1.4 0.4 0.7 216.860 0.8 0.0 0.1 218.759 1.9 0.6 1.4

Food away from home

246.878 2.3 0.3 0.6 274.057 2.3   0.0        

Alcoholic beverages

236.512 1.1 0.1 0.1 318.526 0.2   -1.8        

Housing

231.968 2.8 0.5 0.7 193.353 2.6   1.6        

Shelter

268.431 2.7 0.4 0.6 204.810 2.9 0.5 1.1 225.956 3.7 0.2 1.1

Rent of primary residence (1)

273.486 2.9 0.3 0.4 209.273 2.4 0.7 0.9 214.815 4.0 0.0 0.4

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

275.817 2.6 0.2 0.4 219.911 2.4 0.2 0.8 209.450 3.1 0.3 0.6

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

275.795 2.6 0.2 0.4 219.911 2.4 0.2 0.8 209.450 3.1 0.3 0.6

Fuels and utilities

235.139 6.8 1.3 2.2 229.202 5.9   5.2        

Household energy

203.438 7.7 1.7 2.6 218.927 7.7 2.0 5.8 176.155 19.9 -4.3 6.5

Energy services (1) (3)

203.597 7.8 2.4 2.9 214.643 7.7 2.1 5.8 172.937 20.2 -4.3 6.5

Electricity (1)

204.131 5.3 0.9 0.5 203.094 3.7 -0.4 3.9 173.969 24.7 -5.1 6.9

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

199.340 16.4 7.1 10.8 225.246 38.6 17.4 17.4 154.213 0.5 0.0 4.7

Household furnishings & operations

123.505 -1.5 0.0 -0.2 127.942 -3.9   -0.3        

Apparel

128.888 0.5 2.7 3.7 120.157 1.2   5.2        

Transportation

218.435 -1.2 1.8 2.3 224.790 -2.2   2.5        

Private transportation

213.792 -1.1 1.8 2.3 227.037 -2.4   2.6        

Motor fuel

306.059 -4.6 5.0 6.2 311.066 -6.7 4.6 6.7 293.819 -6.6 4.8 5.1

Gasoline (all types)

304.464 -4.7 5.1 6.2 309.352 -6.6 4.8 6.9 294.265 -6.4 5.1 5.3

Medical care

433.369 2.2 0.1 0.9 385.506 -0.5   -2.3        

Recreation (4)

115.763 0.3 0.1 0.4 112.956 3.1   0.9        

Education and communication (4)

137.125 1.1 0.1 0.1 140.716 -0.5   0.0        

Other goods and services

406.715 1.9 0.2 0.4 373.894 0.4   -0.8        

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

 

Energy

250.543 0.4 3.5 4.6 265.124 -1.4 3.5 6.3 231.398 2.5 1.1 5.6

All items less shelter

226.391 1.0 0.8 1.2 225.723 0.2   1.1        

All items less food and energy

236.913 1.7 0.4 0.7 214.756 1.4   0.7        

All items (1967 = 100)

707.830       686.096              
 

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

 

All items

232.560 1.4 0.7 1.1 224.522 0.7   1.2        

All items (1967 = 100)

692.725       692.350              

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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