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, January 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
Jan.
2018
12-
month
1-
month
2-
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Jan.
2018
12-
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2-
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Jan.
2018
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

247.867 2.1 0.5 0.5 229.132 2.7   -0.1        

Food and beverages

252.109 1.6 0.4 0.6 252.753 0.6   0.2        

Food

252.361 1.7 0.4 0.6 246.691 0.4   0.1        

Food at home

239.828 1.0 0.5 0.6 213.150 -1.8 -0.2 -0.5 222.585 0.2 -1.1 -1.6

Cereals and bakery products

272.273 -0.2 0.9 1.0 254.351     -0.7        

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

247.284 1.9 -0.5 0.1 242.470     0.5        

Dairy and related products

217.897 -0.9 0.5 0.5 196.465     -3.4        

Fruits and vegetables

301.814 3.5 1.8 1.7 200.879     0.1        

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials(1)

167.671 0.4 1.0 0.8 183.590     -2.1        

Other food at home

209.611 0.4 0.1 0.0 198.712     -0.1        

Food away from home

272.772 2.5 0.4 0.6 297.506 2.7   0.8        

Alcoholic beverages

247.359 1.2 0.2 0.1 335.313 3.0   2.0        

Housing

254.857 2.8 0.4 0.7 220.283 5.0   0.2        

Shelter

302.928 3.2 0.3 0.6 244.428 5.9 -0.1 0.2 257.603 1.3 0.4 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

314.788 3.7 0.3 0.7 260.571 6.4 0.2 0.7 254.775 1.0 0.0 0.1

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

310.828 3.2 0.3 0.6 263.016 6.4 0.0 0.3 238.094 1.4 0.3 0.3

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

310.832 3.2 0.3 0.6 263.016 6.4 0.0 0.3 238.094 1.4 0.3 0.3

Fuels and utilities

238.770 2.7 0.6 1.0 227.096 1.9   -0.6        

Household energy

198.873 2.6 0.6 1.1 201.925 -0.7 -0.6 -0.9 157.281 1.0 -3.4 1.4

Energy Services(2)

201.516 1.9 0.2 0.6 198.374 -0.9 -0.7 -1.0 154.664 0.9 -3.5 1.4

Electricity(2)

210.171 2.4 0.8 1.0 182.932 -0.8 -0.1 -0.9 154.600 -0.4 -3.9 1.8

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

172.658 0.2 -1.8 -0.5 229.267 -1.6 -3.7 -1.9 142.508 9.6 -0.1 -0.1

Household furnishings & operations

120.834 -0.5 0.9 0.9 123.827 1.2   0.2        

Apparel

122.266 -0.7 1.4 -2.5 109.788 4.1   -2.0        

Transportation

205.338 3.0 1.1 0.6 204.554 2.2   0.0        

Private transportation

201.164 3.4 1.2 0.9 208.607 3.6   0.8        

New and used motor vehicles(4)

98.644 -0.5 0.3 1.1 106.787     1.8        

New vehicles(1)

146.996 -1.2 0.3 1.1 206.170     1.3        

Used cars and trucks(1)

136.555 -0.6 0.3 1.2 319.433     1.0        

Motor fuel

225.030 8.6 3.2 -0.1 216.559 4.7 2.9 -1.4 204.313 6.0 3.1 0.9

Gasoline (all types)

223.806 8.5 3.2 -0.2 215.067 4.5 3.0 -1.5 204.223 5.9 3.1 0.7

Motor vehicle insurance(1)

554.166 8.5 1.2 1.9 823.655     1.3        

Medical care

481.060 2.0 0.7 0.8 431.091 1.5   -0.2        

Recreation(4)

118.647 1.1 0.3 0.2 112.932 3.0   -1.5        

Education and communication(4)

136.635 -1.7 0.0 -0.1 134.259 -4.8   -0.8        

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare(1)

733.683 2.1 -0.1 -0.2 1,239.830     0.0        

Other goods and services

437.687 2.4 0.4 0.3 396.871 2.4   0.6        

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

210.663 5.5 2.0 0.6 210.986 2.2 1.3 -1.0 178.401 3.5 -0.2 1.3

All items less shelter

229.080 1.5 0.7 0.4 222.633 1.1   -0.3        

All items less food and energy

254.638 1.8 0.4 0.5 232.672 3.1   -0.1        

All items (1967 = 100)

742.499       718.773              

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

All items

241.919 2.1 0.6 0.5 233.957 2.8   0.0        

All items (1967 = 100)

720.604       721.445              

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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