Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators

 

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

All items

244.524 2.2 0.3 0.4         219.852 2.0   0.4

Food and beverages

249.538 0.6 0.2 0.4         225.928 0.4   0.3

Food

249.739 0.5 0.2 0.4         225.932 0.6   0.4

Food at home

238.817 -0.8 0.2 0.4 217.035 -1.1 -0.1 0.6 223.555 -0.2 0.3 0.7

Food away from home

267.652 2.3 0.2 0.4         224.380 1.5   -0.1

Alcoholic beverages

245.500 1.3 0.2 0.4         215.576 -1.7   -0.2

Housing

249.514 3.2 0.2 0.3         212.402 2.3   -0.1

Shelter

295.706 3.5 0.2 0.4 233.387 5.5 0.1 0.4 253.530 1.6 0.1 0.3

Rent of primary residence(1)

305.477 3.8 0.2 0.4 246.910 6.6 0.3 0.1 251.535 3.4 0.1 0.2

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

302.767 3.4 0.2 0.3 249.908 5.0 0.3 0.5 233.407 0.9 0.2 0.1

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

302.753 3.4 0.2 0.3 249.908 5.0 0.3 0.5 233.407 0.9 0.2 0.1

Fuels and utilities

233.827 4.6 0.5 0.1         162.232 11.8   -3.2

Household energy

194.763 5.0 0.5 0.0 200.015 4.5 0.9 -0.8 142.375 16.4 6.4 -4.3

Energy services(1)(3)

198.915 4.4 0.6 0.0 196.586 4.3 0.9 -0.8 139.915 16.5 6.5 -4.4

Electricity(1)

206.671 2.4 0.5 0.1 184.706 0.7 0.2 0.2 138.268 16.5 7.9 -5.2

Utility (piped) gas service(1)

172.597 12.0 1.1 -0.2 210.758 24.4 4.5 -5.0 136.192 16.0 0.0 0.0

Household furnishings & operations

121.322 -0.6 -0.2 -0.2         131.426 -0.5   0.6

Apparel

128.349 0.5 0.1 1.8         186.455 3.9   -1.7

Transportation

202.389 3.5 1.1 1.6         182.285 5.6   3.0

Private transportation

196.926 3.8 1.0 1.5         180.485 5.9   3.0

Motor fuel

213.288 14.4 4.0 5.1 216.818 19.4 6.9 10.2 201.942 19.5 7.7 8.0

Gasoline (all types)

212.424 14.3 4.0 5.2 215.866 19.3 7.0 10.4 202.377 19.3 7.9 8.2

Medical care

473.582 3.0 -0.2 -0.2         474.138 3.7   0.5

Recreation(4)

118.639 1.0 0.1 0.2         102.831 -1.5   -0.7

Education and communication(4)

135.781 -2.5 -0.3 -2.2         120.229 -4.1   -1.1

Other goods and services

432.175 2.7 0.9 1.0         402.886 1.8   0.1

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

202.869 9.3 2.2 2.4 209.669 11.5 3.8 4.5 168.680 18.0 7.1 1.7

All items less shelter

227.223 1.6 0.3 0.4         207.241 2.2   0.4

All items less food and energy

251.642 1.9 0.1 0.2         228.055 1.1   0.2

All items (1967 = 100)

732.486               705.144      

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

All items

238.432 2.1 0.3 0.4         215.313 2.1   0.3

All items (1967 = 100)

710.215               687.184      

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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