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, May 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
May
2018
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
May
2018
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
May
2018
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

251.588 2.8 0.4 0.8 234.034 3.9   1.6        

Food and beverages

252.848 1.2 -0.1 0.3 251.727 0.2   0.2        

Food

253.098 1.2 0.0 0.3 246.216 0.0   0.3        

Food at home

239.287 0.1 -0.4 0.1 212.145 -2.2 -0.2 0.6 219.579 -1.4 -1.7 -0.1

Cereals and bakery products

271.910 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 252.240     -4.1        

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

249.449 2.3 -1.0 0.0 243.522     1.1        

Dairy and related products

215.659 -0.6 -0.6 -0.4 199.451     3.0        

Fruits and vegetables

297.211 -0.4 0.1 1.1 201.129     4.8        

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials(1)

166.401 -1.3 -0.4 -0.8 177.627     0.5        

Other food at home

210.159 -0.2 -0.2 0.1 196.989     -1.2        

Food away from home

275.307 2.7 0.3 0.6 297.793 2.3   0.0        

Alcoholic beverages

248.126 1.4 -0.3 -0.1 318.893 0.5   -1.6        

Housing

257.907 3.0 0.4 0.6 224.436 5.3   1.8        

Shelter

306.913 3.5 0.4 0.7 250.028 6.3 0.4 1.7 260.329 2.4 0.5 0.9

Rent of primary residence(2)

317.490 3.6 0.2 0.5 266.000 6.5 0.2 1.4 257.663 2.4 0.3 0.7

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

313.656 3.4 0.2 0.5 266.985 6.4 0.1 1.0 240.309 2.8 0.3 0.6

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

313.667 3.4 0.2 0.5 266.985 6.4 0.1 1.0 240.309 2.8 0.3 0.6

Fuels and utilities

240.911 1.8 0.9 0.5 232.389 5.2   3.4        

Household energy

200.450 1.4 1.0 0.4 207.478 3.6 -0.2 4.4 153.260 8.1 1.0 1.9

Energy Services(2)

203.553 0.6 1.1 0.5 203.961 3.7 -0.2 4.5 150.603 8.1 0.9 1.9

Electricity(2)

212.646 1.0 1.6 1.1 192.468 3.8 0.3 7.1 150.380 9.4 1.5 2.4

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

173.420 -0.8 -0.5 -1.8 208.990 0.3 -3.3 -8.3 139.807 2.6 -2.6 -1.1

Household furnishings & operations

121.571 0.3 -0.4 0.1 122.055 -1.6   1.2        

Apparel

128.362 1.4 -0.8 -0.2 109.574 3.2   -3.7        

Transportation

214.125 5.9 1.6 3.0 216.875 6.4   4.9        

Private transportation

209.490 6.6 1.6 3.0 220.213 7.1   5.0        

New and used motor vehicles(4)

98.996 -0.9 -0.1 -0.6 108.185     1.1        

New vehicles(1)

146.349 -1.1 0.2 -0.3 204.607     2.7        

Used cars and trucks(1)

138.506 -1.7 -0.6 -1.0 326.378     -0.6        

Motor fuel

256.175 21.8 5.8 12.3 259.205 23.8 8.4 16.8 239.337 19.6 6.2 14.9

Gasoline (all types)

255.096 21.8 5.9 12.4 257.974 23.8 8.5 17.0 239.684 19.6 6.3 15.2

Motor vehicle insurance(1)

564.445 8.3 0.3 0.1 810.191     -0.2        

Medical care

484.853 2.4 0.2 0.2 436.624 1.0   0.6        

Recreation(4)

118.851 0.2 -0.1 -0.4 116.778 4.6   -0.4        

Education and communication(4)

136.261 0.5 0.2 0.2 134.952 -0.2   0.3        

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare(1)

732.259 1.9 0.1 0.1 1,238.524     0.0        

Other goods and services

442.710 2.5 0.0 0.8 398.343 1.7   1.2        

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

226.810 11.7 3.6 6.7 236.870 14.9 4.8 11.5 191.779 14.5 3.8 8.8

All items less shelter

232.727 2.4 0.4 0.9 227.221 2.7   1.6        

All items less food and energy

257.469 2.2 0.2 0.3 236.257 3.5   0.9        

All items (1967 = 100)

753.647       734.152              

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

All items

245.770 3.0 0.5 0.9 239.556 4.1   1.9        

All items (1967 = 100)

732.074       738.711              

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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