Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators

 

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

All items

244.733 1.9 0.1 0.4 225.264 2.1   0.7        

Food and beverages

249.749 0.9 0.1 0.3 251.286 0.6   -0.2        

Food

250.016 0.9 0.1 0.3 246.182 0.7   -0.1        

Food at home

238.964 -0.2 0.1 0.3 216.941 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 222.650 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1

Food away from home

268.128 2.3 0.2 0.4 291.069 1.6   0.0        

Alcoholic beverages

244.785 1.0 -0.3 -0.1 317.449 -1.0   -1.9        

Housing

250.376 3.1 0.3 0.6 213.061 4.4   0.8        

Shelter

296.503 3.3 0.3 0.5 235.256 5.3 0.8 0.9 254.263 1.5 0.3 0.4

Rent of primary residence(1)

306.379 3.8 0.3 0.5 249.659 7.4 1.1 1.5 251.638 3.0 0.0 0.1

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

303.312 3.3 0.2 0.3 250.891 4.8 0.4 0.7 233.728 0.8 0.1 0.3

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

303.297 3.3 0.2 0.3 250.891 4.8 0.4 0.7 233.728 0.8 0.1 0.3

Fuels and utilities

236.615 4.6 1.2 1.7 220.891 3.3   0.8        

Household energy

197.732 5.0 1.5 2.1 200.184 2.8 0.1 1.0 141.736 14.3 -0.4 5.9

Energy services(1)(3)

202.401 4.8 1.8 2.4 196.753 2.6 0.1 1.0 139.282 14.3 -0.5 6.0

Electricity(1)

210.541 2.7 1.9 2.4 185.345 0.1 0.3 0.5 137.520 14.0 -0.5 7.3

Utility (piped) gas service(1)

174.901 12.8 1.3 2.4 208.462 15.6 -1.1 3.3 136.205 16.1 0.0 0.0

Household furnishings & operations

121.234 -0.5 -0.1 -0.3 124.042 -0.8   -0.1        

Apparel

126.563 -0.9 -1.4 -1.3 106.227 -4.0   -4.7        

Transportation

202.212 1.8 -0.1 1.1 203.925 3.0   3.3        

Private transportation

196.549 2.1 -0.2 0.9 205.615 3.7   3.3        

Motor fuel

210.313 5.9 -1.4 2.5 209.392 9.2 -3.4 3.2 200.048 10.4 -0.9 6.7

Gasoline (all types)

209.441 5.8 -1.4 2.6 208.440 9.2 -3.4 3.3 200.451 10.3 -1.0 6.9

Medical care

473.512 2.7 0.0 -0.2 432.157 1.0   0.0        

Recreation(4)

118.577 0.9 -0.1 0.0 111.647 -1.8   0.3        

Education and communication(4)

135.563 -2.5 -0.2 -0.5 135.218 -4.1   -0.8        

Other goods and services

431.911 2.4 -0.1 0.8 391.616 1.1   0.0        

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

203.132 5.4 0.1 2.3 206.135 5.9 -1.7 2.1 167.497 12.3 -0.7 6.3

All items less shelter

227.205 1.1 0.0 0.3 221.300 0.5   0.6        

All items less food and energy

251.835 1.7 0.1 0.2 228.341 1.9   0.7        

All items (1967 = 100)

733.110       706.641              

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

All items

238.609 1.8 0.1 0.4 230.106 2.2   0.7        

All items (1967 = 100)

710.744       709.571              

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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