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, March 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
Mar.
2018
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Mar.
2018
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Mar.
2018
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

249.554 2.4 0.2 0.7 230.272 2.9   0.5        

Food and beverages

252.182 1.3 0.0 0.0 251.166 -0.3   -0.6        

Food

252.370 1.3 0.0 0.0 245.461 -0.4   -0.5        

Food at home

239.158 0.4 0.0 -0.3 210.963 -2.9 -1.0 -1.0 219.799 -1.4 -1.2 -1.3

Cereals and bakery products

272.345 0.1 0.4 0.0 263.028     3.4        

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

249.516 2.1 1.0 0.9 240.950     -0.6        

Dairy and related products

216.497 -0.9 0.0 -0.6 193.708     -1.4        

Fruits and vegetables

293.870 0.3 -1.6 -2.6 191.863     -4.5        

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials(1)

167.758 -0.4 0.0 0.1 176.671     -3.8        

Other food at home

210.012 0.0 0.0 0.2 199.424     0.4        

Food away from home

273.733 2.5 0.1 0.4 297.648 2.2   0.0        

Alcoholic beverages

248.287 1.4 0.0 0.4 324.083 0.1   -3.3        

Housing

256.388 3.0 0.3 0.6 220.437 4.3   0.1        

Shelter

304.847 3.3 0.4 0.6 245.915 5.4 0.5 0.6 257.999 1.9 0.4 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

315.883 3.6 0.2 0.3 262.322 6.6 0.8 0.7 255.779 1.7 0.3 0.4

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

312.107 3.3 0.3 0.4 264.447 6.1 0.4 0.5 238.766 2.5 0.7 0.3

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

312.113 3.3 0.3 0.4 264.447 6.1 0.4 0.5 238.766 2.5 0.7 0.3

Fuels and utilities

239.786 3.0 -0.5 0.4 224.645 2.5   -1.1        

Household energy

199.657 3.1 -0.7 0.4 198.694 0.3 -1.9 -1.6 150.339 12.4 -12.1 -4.4

Energy Services(2)

202.625 2.5 -0.6 0.6 195.244 0.2 -1.9 -1.6 147.738 12.5 -12.3 -4.5

Electricity(2)

210.273 2.2 -0.3 0.0 179.671 -2.6 -1.8 -1.8 146.865 14.6 -13.8 -5.0

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

176.567 3.4 -1.7 2.3 227.933 13.0 -2.5 -0.6 141.371 3.8 0.0 -0.8

Household furnishings & operations

121.484 -0.1 0.1 0.5 120.659 -2.8   -2.6        

Apparel

128.604 0.3 1.6 5.2 113.790 2.1   3.6        

Transportation

207.845 3.9 0.2 1.2 206.655 4.7   1.0        

Private transportation

203.343 4.3 0.2 1.1 209.699 5.3   0.5        

New and used motor vehicles(4)

99.552 0.0 0.5 0.9 106.975     0.2        

New vehicles(1)

146.727 -1.2 -0.1 -0.2 199.219     -3.4        

Used cars and trucks(1)

139.892 0.4 1.5 2.4 328.209     2.7        

Motor fuel

228.068 11.2 -0.3 1.4 221.874 9.4 4.4 2.5 208.277 11.1 -1.5 1.9

Gasoline (all types)

226.872 11.1 -0.2 1.4 220.429 9.3 4.5 2.5 208.147 11.0 -1.5 1.9

Motor vehicle insurance(1)

563.762 8.9 0.1 1.7 811.445     -1.5        

Medical care

483.984 2.0 0.2 0.6 433.810 0.4   0.6        

Recreation(4)

119.281 0.6 0.2 0.5 117.248 5.3   3.8        

Education and communication(4)

136.029 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 134.581 -1.3   0.2        

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare(1)

731.620 1.9 -0.3 -0.3 1,238.524     -0.1        

Other goods and services

439.269 2.6 0.2 0.4 393.744 0.5   -0.8        

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

212.554 7.0 -0.5 0.9 212.416 5.2 1.6 0.7 176.313 11.9 -6.8 -1.2

All items less shelter

230.692 1.9 0.1 0.7 223.613 1.6   0.4        

All items less food and energy

256.610 2.1 0.3 0.8 234.147 3.2   0.6        

All items (1967 = 100)

747.554       722.349              

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

All items

243.463 2.4 0.2 0.6 235.098 2.9   0.5        

All items (1967 = 100)

725.202       724.963              

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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