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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, September 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
Sep.
2020
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Sep.
2020
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Sep.
2020
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

260.280 1.4 0.1 0.5 240.658 0.4   0.3        

Food and beverages

268.465 3.8 0.0 0.1 262.249 1.3   -0.8        

Food

269.163 3.9 0.0 0.1 256.831 1.5   -0.5        

Food at home

251.369 4.1 -0.4 -0.5 213.535 1.1 -0.8 -1.4 228.679 2.0 0.2 -1.6

Cereals and bakery products

284.416 2.6 0.0 -0.3 258.480 -1.1   0.3        

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

265.386 6.3 -0.6 -2.1 242.312 2.7   -2.8        

Dairy and related products

230.656 5.0 -0.2 1.6 200.221 2.6   3.7        

Fruits and vegetables

306.249 3.0 -0.2 0.0 181.876 -6.2   -5.8        

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials(1)

177.848 4.2 -0.5 -0.2 192.626 5.1   -1.6        

Other food at home

218.358 3.2 -0.6 -0.4 205.682 3.2   0.4        

Food away from home

297.080 3.8 0.6 0.8 322.086 2.0   0.6        

Alcoholic beverages

257.730 1.8 0.0 0.3 333.711 0.8   -4.7        

Housing

273.116 2.0 0.1 0.2 239.168 2.4   0.1        

Shelter

327.116 2.0 0.0 0.2 267.555 2.3 0.3 0.0 273.002 0.6 0.2 0.1

Rent of primary residence

342.910 2.7 0.1 0.3 288.439 3.6 0.4 0.0 268.725 1.3 -0.2 -0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

336.095 2.5 0.1 0.3 289.303 2.9 0.3 0.0 255.715 0.6 0.6 0.7

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(2)

336.121 2.5 0.1 0.3 289.303 2.9 0.3 0.0 255.715 0.6 0.6 0.7

Fuels and utilities

246.471 1.2 0.6 0.5 252.456 2.6   0.6        

Household energy

201.763 0.5 0.8 0.5 222.130 1.4 0.8 0.8 166.823 10.1 9.6 13.0

Energy Services

207.454 1.4 0.9 0.5 218.644 1.5 0.8 0.8 164.491 10.4 9.9 13.3

Electricity

218.395 0.7 0.3 -0.2 206.879 0.1 -0.4 -0.6 167.735 12.0 11.5 15.6

Utility (piped) gas service

171.873 3.8 3.0 3.2 220.117 10.2 7.9 9.6 132.513 -0.2 -0.4 -0.4

Household furnishings & operations

126.965 2.2 0.0 0.6 123.390 2.7   -0.1        

Apparel

119.354 -6.0 2.6 4.5 108.744 -6.2   4.7        

Transportation

202.715 -3.2 0.2 1.0 191.911 -7.7   -0.6        

Private transportation

200.967 -2.0 0.0 1.2 197.046 -6.7   -0.3        

New and used motor vehicles(3)

102.575 3.9 0.5 2.4 105.526 -1.9   2.8        

New vehicles(1)

147.361 1.0 0.0 -0.3 189.418 -7.9   0.9        

Used cars and trucks(1)

152.887 10.3 2.1 8.1 358.036 10.5   8.0        

Motor fuel

196.756 -15.4 0.7 0.7 181.241 -19.5 1.1 -0.7 165.054 -18.8 1.2 -1.9

Gasoline (all types)

195.888 -15.4 0.7 0.8 180.195 -19.4 1.1 -0.7 165.036 -18.7 1.2 -1.9

Motor vehicle insurance(1)

540.491 -5.0 -3.6 -3.2 673.169 -12.2   -11.1        

Medical care

522.528 4.2 -0.1 0.0 477.055 4.4   -0.1        

Recreation(3)

122.188 1.5 0.1 0.7 127.317 1.1   3.1        

Education and communication(3)

141.369 2.1 0.0 0.4 133.830 1.1   1.2        

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare(1)

781.984 1.5 0.2 0.6 1,263.476 -1.8   0.4        

Other goods and services

463.656 2.3 0.2 0.0 441.001 4.4   3.7        

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

198.858 -7.7 0.8 0.6 202.664 -9.3 0.9 0.2 166.255 -4.8 5.8 5.9

All items less shelter

237.237 1.0 0.2 0.6 228.708 -0.7   0.5        

All items less food and energy

269.054 1.7 0.1 0.5 246.465 1.0   0.5        

All items (1967 = 100)

779.684       754.930              

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

All items

254.004 1.5 0.2 0.5 245.875 0.2   0.2        

All items (1967 = 100)

756.600       758.198              

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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