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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, March 2021 (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
Mar.
2021
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Mar.
2021
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Mar.
2021
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

264.877 2.6 0.7 1.3 246.995 3.4   1.8        

Food and beverages

271.135 3.4 0.2 0.3 272.916 4.4   1.3        

Food

271.812 3.5 0.2 0.3 264.904 3.5   0.2        

Food at home

253.231 3.3 0.2 0.4 220.368 2.1 0.5 2.3 235.889 3.9 2.4 2.3

Cereals and bakery products

284.746 2.6 0.2 0.6 260.166 0.4   -0.3        

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

268.457 5.4 0.7 1.0 250.625 0.4   2.2        

Dairy and related products

229.249 1.6 -0.5 -1.0 198.356 2.2   1.0        

Fruits and vegetables

311.168 3.8 0.4 0.4 198.362 0.5   6.5        

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials(1)

180.018 3.2 -0.1 0.1 199.389 6.6   2.0        

Other food at home

219.263 2.2 0.1 0.7 209.179 3.6   1.4        

Food away from home

300.897 3.7 0.1 0.2 332.015 5.0   -1.9        

Alcoholic beverages

260.652 2.0 0.2 0.3 381.532 14.0   14.1        

Housing

276.028 2.1 0.3 0.6 242.489 2.2   0.5        

Shelter

330.122 1.7 0.3 0.6 271.998 2.1 0.3 0.7 274.342 0.4 0.2 0.2

Rent of primary residence

345.717 1.8 0.1 0.3 290.952 2.2 -0.7 -0.2 270.876 0.8 0.3 0.1

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

339.565 2.0 0.2 0.4 295.503 3.0 0.5 1.0 256.202 1.2 0.0 0.0

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(2)

339.589 2.0 0.2 0.4 295.503 3.0 0.5 1.0 256.202 1.2 0.0 0.0

Fuels and utilities

251.797 4.4 0.2 1.2 250.364 1.2   -1.0        

Household energy

206.271 4.7 0.2 1.4 218.799 1.4 -1.8 -1.5 172.991 23.2 0.7 4.0

Energy Services

209.623 4.1 0.2 1.0 215.329 1.5 -1.8 -1.6 170.376 23.4 0.7 3.9

Electricity

216.528 2.5 -0.2 0.6 200.350 -2.8 -2.1 -1.8 173.533 26.4 0.8 3.9

Utility (piped) gas service

185.624 9.8 1.4 2.2 236.664 30.2 -0.3 -0.3 138.359 6.5 0.0 4.3

Household furnishings & operations

128.350 3.1 0.3 0.5 125.379 3.8   0.5        

Apparel

120.746 -2.5 0.6 2.5 109.803 -3.0   6.0        

Transportation

215.761 5.8 3.2 4.9 211.699 10.0   6.1        

Private transportation

214.743 7.0 3.4 5.3 217.875 10.7   6.5        

New and used motor vehicles(3)

103.909 4.4 1.2 1.4 112.200 11.6   2.8        

New vehicles(1)

149.321 1.5 -0.1 0.0 205.150 11.5   1.9        

Used cars and trucks(1)

153.873 9.4 2.4 2.8 362.472 10.4   3.1        

Motor fuel

248.681 22.2 11.7 19.3 242.473 31.5 15.7 22.9 223.080 18.9 17.0 25.6

Gasoline (all types)

247.652 22.5 11.7 19.4 241.040 31.7 15.7 22.9 223.277 19.2 17.1 25.8

Motor vehicle insurance(1)

565.166 -2.5 0.9 2.5 683.887 -10.6   -0.1        

Medical care

524.734 1.8 0.1 0.5 477.233 1.7   1.1        

Recreation(3)

123.567 1.1 0.4 1.2 122.507 1.0   1.8        

Education and communication(3)

141.289 1.5 -0.3 -0.2 135.022 1.5   0.3        

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare(1)

780.209 0.8 -0.3 -0.2 1,272.244 -1.6   0.3        

Other goods and services

472.607 2.4 0.6 1.0 447.320 5.0   3.3        

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

225.861 13.2 5.9 10.0 231.420 15.1 6.6 9.9 195.487 21.0 8.4 13.9

All items less shelter

242.430 3.1 0.9 1.6 235.976 4.1   2.5        

All items less food and energy

271.713 1.6 0.4 0.7 250.644 2.5   1.5        

All items (1967 = 100)

793.455       774.809              

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

All items

258.935 3.0 0.8 1.4 253.289 3.8   2.0        

All items (1967 = 100)

771.287       781.059              

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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