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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, April 2020 (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
Apr.
2020
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Apr.
2020
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Apr.
2020
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

256.389 0.3 -0.7 -0.9         226.387 -1.3   -1.6

Food and beverages

266.137 3.4 1.5 1.8         239.212 2.7   1.6

Food

266.757 3.5 1.5 1.9         239.538 2.4   1.7

Food at home

251.717 4.1 2.7 3.1 216.651 2.7 0.4 2.1 230.928 1.6 1.7 2.7

Cereals and bakery products

285.160 3.1 2.7 3.1         277.342 3.7   3.9

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

266.263 6.8 4.5 5.1         250.857 1.2   2.0

Dairy and related products

228.755 5.2 1.4 1.9         182.907 4.6   4.8

Fruits and vegetables

304.809 0.4 1.7 1.7         297.505 5.0   4.1

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials(1)

179.235 5.0 2.7 3.5         280.158 -1.6   5.0

Other food at home

219.233 3.9 2.2 2.8         199.238 -0.7   -0.4

Food away from home

290.639 2.8 0.1 0.3         243.834 2.9   0.7

Alcoholic beverages

256.423 1.9 0.3 0.6         222.797 8.0   -0.4

Housing

270.184 2.2 0.0 0.0         226.910 1.5   0.1

Shelter

324.522 2.6 0.0 0.1 267.105 4.8 0.3 0.6 273.089 2.9 -0.1 0.5

Rent of primary residence

340.135 3.5 0.2 0.4 285.386 4.6 0.2 1.0 268.517 3.4 0.0 0.5

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

333.358 3.1 0.1 0.4 287.704 5.2 0.3 0.9 253.701 2.7 0.2 0.4

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(2)

333.392 3.1 0.1 0.4 287.704 5.2 0.3 0.9 253.701 2.7 0.2 0.4

Fuels and utilities

239.897 -0.4 -0.5 -1.3         171.160 -5.0   0.5

Household energy

195.534 -1.4 -0.7 -1.8 216.825 1.3 0.5 -2.1 147.084 -6.3 4.7 0.7

Energy Services

200.899 -0.2 -0.3 -0.9 213.371 1.4 0.5 -1.9 144.835 -6.2 4.9 0.9

Electricity

211.040 0.2 -0.1 -0.5 206.085 0.2 -0.1 -2.3 145.281 -5.7 5.8 1.0

Utility (piped) gas service

167.751 -1.9 -0.7 -2.2 190.220 10.7 4.6 0.6 129.872 -10.0 0.0 0.0

Household furnishings & operations

124.961 1.3 0.4 0.3         135.297 -1.6   -3.1

Apparel

118.394 -5.7 -4.4 -4.9         166.064 -14.7   -13.2

Transportation

193.732 -9.5 -5.0 -6.8         167.698 -11.0   -7.6

Private transportation

191.079 -9.0 -4.8 -6.0         167.649 -10.8   -6.9

New and used motor vehicles(3)

98.987 -1.0 -0.5 0.0         86.910 -1.8   0.2

New vehicles(1)

147.007 -0.6 -0.1 -0.5         166.570 1.1   1.9

Used cars and trucks(1)

139.411 -0.7 -0.9 1.4         227.286 -1.4   1.3

Motor fuel

170.378 -31.7 -16.3 -22.4 136.974 -44.9 -25.7 -30.8 150.591 -34.6 -19.7 -21.0

Gasoline (all types)

168.891 -32.0 -16.5 -22.7 135.615 -45.2 -25.9 -31.0 150.020 -34.9 -19.9 -21.2

Motor vehicle insurance(1)

534.842 -6.2 -7.7 -7.2         589.696 -16.8   -21.8

Medical care

517.053 4.8 0.3 0.6         529.343 4.4   1.3

Recreation(3)

121.935 0.9 -0.3 -0.1         106.477 1.0   -2.2

Education and communication(3)

139.378 1.6 0.1 0.1         119.403 -0.6   -1.5

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare(1)

774.413 2.3 0.0 0.1         1,246.133 -1.1   0.0

Other goods and services

461.294 2.8 0.0 0.2         414.637 -0.5   -0.7

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

183.081 -17.7 -8.3 -12.1 177.968 -24.0 -11.5 -15.5 148.835 -21.6 -7.9 -10.4

All items less shelter

232.860 -0.8 -1.0 -1.4         208.759 -3.2   -2.7

All items less food and energy

266.089 1.4 -0.5 -0.4         236.770 0.2   -1.5

All items (1967 = 100)

768.029               726.104      

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

All items

249.515 0.1 -0.7 -1.0         220.461 -2.0   -1.9

All items (1967 = 100)

743.230               703.614      

Footnotes
(1) For Dallas, indexes on a February 1978=100 base. For Houston, indexes on an April 1978=100 base.
(2) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(3) 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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