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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, December 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
Dec.
2020
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Dec.
2020
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Dec.
2020
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

260.474 1.4 0.1 0.0         230.388 0.7   0.2

Food and beverages

269.383 3.8 0.3 0.1         241.837 3.0   1.0

Food

270.023 3.9 0.4 0.1         242.249 3.0   1.0

Food at home

251.253 3.9 0.3 -0.3 213.577 0.1 -0.4 -0.9 227.791 1.7 0.5 -0.6

Cereals and bakery products

283.735 3.2 0.3 -0.4         269.976 2.6   -1.5

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

264.475 4.6 -0.3 -0.5         248.009 1.1   -0.3

Dairy and related products

231.740 4.4 1.0 1.1         192.283 10.2   -0.4

Fruits and vegetables

306.506 3.2 0.1 -0.8         277.776 -4.3   -0.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials(1)

177.539 4.4 0.9 -0.5         271.601 3.4   -1.2

Other food at home

218.534 3.9 0.6 -0.1         203.156 2.7   -0.3

Food away from home

299.369 3.9 0.4 0.5         252.979 4.3   2.8

Alcoholic beverages

259.397 2.8 -0.2 0.2         224.234 3.7   0.0

Housing

273.684 2.0 0.1 0.2         231.835 2.3   0.9

Shelter

327.702 1.8 0.1 0.1 270.003 2.6 0.4 0.4 273.601 1.3 0.2 0.4

Rent of primary residence

344.455 2.3 0.1 0.2 291.412 4.1 0.6 0.6 270.346 1.9 0.3 0.4

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

337.695 2.2 0.1 0.2 292.528 3.2 0.3 0.6 256.605 1.6 0.2 0.5

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(2)

337.721 2.2 0.1 0.2 292.528 3.2 0.3 0.6 256.605 1.6 0.2 0.5

Fuels and utilities

247.236 2.3 0.6 0.9         198.476 11.3   5.4

Household energy

202.017 1.8 0.7 1.0 223.059 1.9 1.5 0.7 172.125 11.1 -0.6 7.3

Energy Services

206.758 2.6 0.4 0.6 219.681 2.1 1.6 0.6 169.732 11.3 -0.6 7.4

Electricity

214.375 2.2 0.3 -0.6 203.458 -1.2 0.0 -1.3 173.854 13.4 -0.7 8.5

Utility (piped) gas service

180.767 4.1 0.9 4.9 246.960 21.3 10.0 11.5 132.496 -1.7 0.0 0.0

Household furnishings & operations

127.367 3.2 0.2 0.4         140.579 1.2   0.4

Apparel

114.434 -3.9 -1.9 -4.0         163.314 -4.5   -3.9

Transportation

203.560 -2.4 0.4 0.2         172.247 -5.5   -1.0

Private transportation

201.523 -1.5 0.7 0.4         172.851 -5.2   -0.1

New and used motor vehicles(3)

103.242 4.8 -0.2 -0.1         88.611 0.9   -0.1

New vehicles(1)

149.091 2.0 0.7 0.8         164.903 -0.7   1.0

Used cars and trucks(1)

150.891 10.0 -0.9 -2.3         247.122 10.4   -1.9

Motor fuel

194.996 -15.3 3.4 0.7 180.192 -15.4 6.3 2.6 161.195 -18.4 3.3 0.2

Gasoline (all types)

193.990 -15.2 3.4 0.6 179.069 -15.4 6.3 2.5 161.089 -18.3 3.3 0.2

Motor vehicle insurance(1)

545.376 -4.8 1.4 2.7         655.517 -11.5   -1.2

Medical care

518.766 1.8 -0.2 -0.4         533.393 3.1   -0.2

Recreation(3)

122.692 0.9 -0.3 0.1         110.152 3.3   1.1

Education and communication(3)

141.549 2.0 0.0 0.1         120.049 -2.1   -0.1

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare(1)

782.444 1.4 0.0 0.0         1,258.795 1.3   0.0

Other goods and services

466.332 2.4 0.5 0.5         416.395 2.0   -1.7

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

198.155 -7.0 1.9 0.9 202.614 -6.5 3.6 1.5 167.491 -3.8 1.0 4.2

All items less shelter

237.289 1.1 0.1 0.0         214.141 0.4   0.2

All items less food and energy

269.226 1.6 -0.1 0.0         239.399 0.7   -0.2

All items (1967 = 100)

780.263               738.938      

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

All items

254.081 1.4 0.1 0.0         224.747 0.6   0.0

All items (1967 = 100)

756.828               717.293      

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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