Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators

 

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

All items

246.524 2.1 -0.1 -0.1         221.568 1.7   -0.7

Food and beverages

251.024 1.6 0.1 0.0         229.108 2.1   0.7

Food

251.238 1.6 0.1 -0.1         229.427 2.4   0.9

Food at home

238.579 0.9 0.1 -0.4 213.498 -2.4 -0.3 -1.9 225.128 2.0 -0.5 -0.4

Food away from home

271.811 2.5 0.2 0.4         230.100 2.9   2.4

Alcoholic beverages

246.791 1.4 -0.1 0.1         213.927 -2.9   -1.8

Housing

253.845 2.9 0.3 0.3         216.566 1.6   0.0

Shelter

301.985 3.2 0.3 0.4 244.686 6.7 0.4 0.7 256.654 1.2 -0.2 -0.3

Rent of primary residence(1)

313.904 3.7 0.4 0.8 260.126 7.2 0.5 1.2 254.786 1.5 0.1 0.2

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

310.041 3.2 0.3 0.6 263.102 6.6 0.3 1.0 237.386 1.3 0.0 0.0

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

310.048 3.2 0.3 0.6 263.102 6.6 0.3 1.0 237.386 1.3 0.0 0.0

Fuels and utilities

237.423 3.5 0.4 0.2         180.502 9.7   1.9

Household energy

197.705 3.5 0.5 0.1 203.240 0.2 -0.3 -0.7 162.758 12.2 4.9 2.5

Energy services(1)(3)

201.066 3.1 0.4 -0.3 199.785 0.0 -0.3 -0.8 160.206 12.2 5.0 2.6

Electricity(1)

208.406 2.6 0.1 -1.0 183.064 -0.7 -0.9 -1.2 160.921 12.7 5.9 3.0

Utility (piped) gas service(1)

175.909 4.7 1.4 2.1 238.019 3.2 1.9 1.1 142.586 9.7 0.0 0.0

Household furnishings & operations

119.778 -0.8 0.0 -0.4         129.183 -3.6   -0.1

Apparel

120.614 -1.6 -3.8 -6.9         180.807 5.2   -9.7

Transportation

203.023 3.5 -0.5 0.3         178.708 2.7   -2.9

Private transportation

198.757 3.8 -0.3 0.5         178.514 3.5   -2.6

Motor fuel

217.972 10.7 -3.3 -0.8 210.361 8.9 -4.2 -1.8 198.180 9.9 -2.1 -4.1

Gasoline (all types)

216.781 10.7 -3.3 -0.8 208.861 8.8 -4.3 -1.9 198.098 9.8 -2.3 -4.2

Medical care

477.802 1.8 0.1 0.1         484.366 4.1   0.5

Recreation(4)

118.336 1.5 -0.1 -0.3         102.851 0.7   -0.7

Education and communication(4)

136.671 -1.7 0.0 0.1         119.286 -3.3   -0.6

Other goods and services

435.831 2.0 -0.1 -0.1         413.749 3.4   1.7

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

206.598 6.9 -1.3 -0.3 208.196 4.3 -2.3 -1.3 178.709 11.1 1.4 -0.7

All items less shelter

227.582 1.6 -0.2 -0.3         208.400 2.0   -0.9

All items less food and energy

253.558 1.8 0.0 0.0         228.525 0.9   -1.0

All items (1967 = 100)

738.477               710.648      

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

All items

240.526 2.2 -0.1 0.0         217.578 2.1   -0.5

All items (1967 = 100)

716.454               694.412      

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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