Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators

 

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

All items

245.519 1.9 0.3 0.2         221.255 2.2   0.2

Food and beverages

250.212 1.1 0.1 0.3         227.524 1.7   1.1

Food

250.493 1.1 0.1 0.3         227.549 1.8   1.2

Food at home

238.843 0.3 0.0 0.2 218.002 0.0 0.3 0.5 222.575 0.6 0.7 0.4

Food away from home

269.522 2.2 0.3 0.5         229.063 3.2   2.2

Alcoholic beverages

245.042 1.3 0.1 0.2         216.789 0.7   0.0

Housing

252.615 2.9 0.3 0.4         214.150 1.9   0.7

Shelter

299.157 3.3 0.4 0.6 240.436 6.6 0.5 1.3 257.414 2.6 1.7 1.0

Rent of primary residence(1)

309.479 3.9 0.4 0.7 254.497 7.2 0.7 1.0 253.249 3.1 1.0 0.5

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

306.201 3.3 0.4 0.7 258.063 6.8 0.5 1.8 237.164 2.2 1.8 1.2

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

306.198 3.3 0.4 0.7 258.063 6.8 0.5 1.8 237.164 2.2 1.8 1.2

Fuels and utilities

241.936 3.2 -0.1 0.0         160.297 2.2   -1.8

Household energy

203.169 3.2 -0.2 -0.2 205.177 -3.2 0.4 1.4 140.105 3.0 -0.8 -2.4

Energy services(1)(3)

208.454 2.9 -0.3 -0.2 201.707 -3.4 0.4 1.4 137.694 2.9 -0.8 -2.4

Electricity(1)

219.078 2.3 -0.3 0.1 185.638 -5.2 0.2 0.2 134.443 1.7 -1.3 -3.4

Utility (piped) gas service(1)

173.646 5.4 -0.4 -1.2 236.138 4.5 1.4 6.6 142.397 9.5 1.5 2.5

Household furnishings & operations

120.236 -0.7 -0.2 -0.7         128.587 -3.7   0.9

Apparel

124.147 -0.6 1.4 -0.4         188.454 8.7   -0.1

Transportation

200.652 2.8 0.6 -0.3         181.969 4.2   -0.6

Private transportation

196.210 3.1 0.9 0.3         181.494 5.0   -0.3

Motor fuel

209.881 10.3 3.9 1.5 212.743 14.5 5.1 1.4 192.786 9.4 4.2 0.0

Gasoline (all types)

209.000 10.4 3.9 1.5 211.837 14.6 5.1 1.4 193.138 9.4 4.3 0.1

Medical care

476.869 1.8 0.2 0.5         484.876 4.9   -0.6

Recreation(4)

118.875 1.5 0.0 0.3         104.377 2.8   -0.2

Education and communication(4)

135.702 -2.6 0.2 0.2         118.754 -5.1   -1.1

Other goods and services

433.328 2.2 -0.2 0.0         407.378 2.2   -0.2

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

205.894 6.4 1.6 0.6 210.364 4.8 2.6 1.4 163.425 6.2 1.7 -1.2

All items less shelter

227.274 1.3 0.2 0.1         207.657 1.9   -0.2

All items less food and energy

252.460 1.7 0.2 0.2         230.224 1.9   0.2

All items (1967 = 100)

735.466               709.646      

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

All items

239.448 1.9 0.3 0.3         216.384 2.0   0.3

All items (1967 = 100)

713.243               690.603      

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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