Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators

 

CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. City Average, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, April 2018 (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-Arlington
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
Index Percent change
Index Percent change
Index Percent change
Apr.
2018
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Apr.
2018
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Apr.
2018
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

250.546 2.5 0.4 0.6         225.116 2.4   0.2

Food and beverages

252.999 1.4 0.3 0.4         228.759 1.3   0.0

Food

253.209 1.4 0.3 0.4         228.930 1.3   0.1

Food at home

240.129 0.5 0.4 0.4 212.641 -2.0 0.8 -0.2 223.472 0.0 1.7 0.4

Cereals and bakery products

271.766 0.0 -0.2 0.2         265.589     0.7

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

251.922 3.5 1.0 2.0         247.072     2.6

Dairy and related products

216.906 -0.4 0.2 0.2         179.201     -2.6

Fruits and vegetables

296.863 -0.4 1.0 -0.5         279.262     -1.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials(1)

167.041 -0.8 -0.4 -0.4         277.855     2.9

Other food at home

210.632 0.0 0.3 0.2         191.412     -1.3

Food away from home

274.393 2.5 0.2 0.4         230.734 2.8   -0.2

Alcoholic beverages

248.818 1.4 0.2 0.3         215.923 0.2   -1.8

Housing

256.969 3.0 0.2 0.5         217.326 2.3   -0.3

Shelter

305.716 3.4 0.3 0.7 249.076 6.7 1.3 1.8 258.971 2.1 0.4 0.8

Rent of primary residence(2)

316.763 3.7 0.3 0.5 265.425 7.5 1.2 2.0 256.814 2.1 0.4 0.7

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residences(2)(3)

312.935 3.4 0.3 0.5 266.756 6.7 0.9 1.3 239.472 2.6 0.3 1.0

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(2)(3)

312.945 3.4 0.3 0.5 266.756 6.7 0.9 1.3 239.472 2.6 0.3 1.0

Fuels and utilities

238.857 2.2 -0.4 -0.9         174.462 7.5   -7.2

Household energy

198.418 1.9 -0.6 -1.3 207.899 3.9 4.6 2.7 151.793 6.6 1.0 -11.3

Energy Services(2)

201.245 1.2 -0.7 -1.3 204.431 4.0 4.7 2.7 149.195 6.6 1.0 -11.4

Electricity(2)

209.215 1.2 -0.5 -0.8 191.828 3.9 6.8 4.9 148.199 7.2 0.9 -13.1

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

174.318 1.0 -1.3 -2.9 216.081 2.5 -5.2 -7.5 143.497 5.4 1.5 1.5

Household furnishings & operations

122.031 0.6 0.5 0.5         130.362 -0.8   0.5

Apparel

129.365 0.8 0.6 2.2         196.048 5.1   2.7

Transportation

210.734 4.1 1.4 1.6         187.610 2.9   1.1

Private transportation

206.149 4.7 1.4 1.6         187.010 3.6   0.9

New and used motor vehicles(4)

99.117 -0.8 -0.4 0.1         87.965     -0.7

New vehicles(1)

146.069 -1.6 -0.4 -0.5         161.496     -1.5

Used cars and trucks(1)

139.368 -0.9 -0.4 1.2         228.248     1.4

Motor fuel

242.056 13.5 6.1 5.9 239.124 10.3 7.8 12.5 225.283 11.6 8.2 6.6

Gasoline (all types)

240.962 13.4 6.2 6.0 237.787 10.2 7.9 12.7 225.577 11.5 8.4 6.8

Motor vehicle insurance(1)

562.749 9.0 -0.2 -0.1         734.547     -1.4

Medical care

484.034 2.2 0.0 0.2         490.156 3.4   -0.5

Recreation(4)

118.966 0.3 -0.3 -0.1         103.633 0.8   -0.1

Education and communication(4)

135.943 0.1 -0.1 -0.3         121.258 0.9   0.5

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare(1)

731.689 1.9 0.0 -0.3         1,220.822     1.1

Other goods and services

442.553 2.4 0.7 1.0         411.378 2.1   0.2

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

218.830 7.9 3.0 2.5 226.072 7.8 6.4 8.1 184.700 9.5 4.8 -2.4

All items less shelter

231.735 2.0 0.5 0.6         212.410 2.5   -0.1

All items less food and energy

257.025 2.1 0.2 0.5         232.466 1.9   0.5

All items (1967 = 100)

750.524               722.027      

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

All items

244.607 2.6 0.5 0.7         221.383 2.8   0.2

All items (1967 = 100)

728.609               706.555      

Footnotes
(1) For Dallas, indexes on a February 1978=100 base. For Houston, indexes on an April 1978=100 base.
(2) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(3) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(4) Indexes 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 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 and for the even-numbered months for Houston.

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