Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators

 

CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. City Average, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, September 2017
(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
Sep
2017
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Sep
2017
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Sep
2017
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

246.819 2.2 0.5 0.8 229.056 3.2   1.5        

Food and beverages

250.735 1.2 0.2 0.3 255.004 1.4   1.3        

Food

250.993 1.2 0.2 0.3 248.899 1.2   0.9        

Food at home

239.128 0.4 0.1 0.1 219.152 0.3 0.5 0.8 222.808 0.5 0.1 0.8

Food away from home

270.353 2.4 0.3 0.6 294.530 2.0   0.9        

Alcoholic beverages

245.884 1.3 0.3 0.5 335.388 4.1   6.2        

Housing

252.984 2.8 0.1 0.4 218.044 5.2   0.9        

Shelter

299.844 3.2 0.2 0.6 241.939 6.7 0.6 1.1 257.261 2.3 -0.1 1.7

Rent of primary residence(1)

310.268 3.8 0.3 0.7 255.682 7.3 0.5 1.1 253.042 2.9 -0.1 0.9

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

307.106 3.2 0.3 0.7 259.576 6.6 0.6 1.0 236.669 1.7 -0.2 1.5

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

307.106 3.2 0.3 0.7 259.576 6.6 0.6 1.0 236.669 1.7 -0.2 1.5

Fuels and utilities

241.574 2.8 -0.1 -0.2 225.345 0.3   0.5        

Household energy

202.677 2.7 -0.2 -0.4 204.906 -1.9 -0.1 0.3 144.706 -0.1 3.3 2.4

Energy services(1)(3)

207.339 2.2 -0.5 -0.8 201.437 -2.0 -0.1 0.3 142.262 -0.2 3.3 2.5

Electricity(1)

218.117 1.7 -0.4 -0.7 185.316 -3.6 -0.2 0.0 139.808 -1.9 4.0 2.7

Utility (piped) gas service(1)

172.111 3.8 -0.9 -1.3 236.207 4.6 0.0 1.5 142.476 9.5 0.1 1.5

Household furnishings & operations

120.014 -0.9 -0.2 -0.4 122.296 -1.2   -0.7        

Apparel

128.150 -0.2 3.2 4.6 114.143 2.3   15.1        

Transportation

204.775 4.8 2.1 2.7 207.623 6.7   3.5        

Private transportation

200.487 5.2 2.2 3.1 210.841 7.3   3.8        

Motor fuel

232.076 19.2 10.6 14.9 239.464 31.1 12.6 18.3 221.256 23.9 14.8 19.6

Gasoline (all types)

231.182 19.3 10.6 14.9 238.503 31.3 12.6 18.3 221.830 24.1 14.9 19.8

Medical care

476.485 1.6 -0.1 0.1 432.588 -1.0   0.1        

Recreation(4)

118.870 1.6 0.0 0.0 112.198 0.7   1.2        

Education and communication(4)

136.189 -2.1 0.4 0.6 133.865 -3.9   -0.7        

Other goods and services

434.057 2.0 0.2 0.0 389.735 -0.9   -0.9        

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

215.711 10.1 4.8 6.5 223.254 13.0 6.1 8.9 178.361 11.5 9.1 11.0

All items less shelter

228.825 1.7 0.7 0.9 223.718 1.5   1.7        

All items less food and energy

252.941 1.7 0.2 0.4 231.024 2.7   1.0        

All items (1967 = 100)

739.359       718.537              

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

All items

240.939 2.3 0.6 1.0 233.845 3.3   1.5        

All items (1967 = 100)

717.684       721.100              

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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