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Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators

CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. City Average, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, September 2014
(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
Sep
2014
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Sep
2014
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Sep
2014
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

238.031 1.7 0.1 -0.1 219.380 1.1 -0.1

Food and beverages

244.260 2.9 0.3 0.7 249.118 2.4 1.4

Food

244.630 3.0 0.3 0.7 243.844 2.7 1.4

Food at home

241.578 3.2 0.4 0.7 223.416 3.5 1.1 2.2 221.898 3.5 -0.1 1.2

Food away from home

250.570 2.7 0.3 0.5 275.215 1.5 0.4

Alcoholic beverages

237.828 1.2 0.0 0.6 318.328 -1.9 0.5

Housing

234.675 2.6 0.0 0.1 195.923 2.8 -0.1

Shelter

272.165 3.0 0.2 0.4 206.879 3.4 0.0 0.1 231.689 4.5 0.3 0.7

Rent of primary residence (1)

277.998 3.3 0.3 0.6 215.273 4.7 0.2 0.5 221.502 4.6 0.8 0.9

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

279.292 2.7 0.2 0.5 222.132 2.8 0.0 0.2 213.809 3.6 0.2 0.7

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

279.268 2.7 0.2 0.5 222.132 2.8 0.0 0.2 213.809 3.6 0.2 0.7

Fuels and utilities

238.285 3.5 -0.6 -1.2 239.004 4.7 0.6

Household energy

205.878 3.4 -0.8 -1.8 233.969 7.1 0.5 0.8 162.755 8.3 2.7 -3.9

Energy services (1) (3)

207.824 3.5 -0.8 -1.8 229.775 7.2 0.5 0.9 159.726 8.4 2.7 -4.0

Electricity (1)

215.054 2.8 -1.0 -1.3 219.748 6.0 0.6 1.1 160.575 10.8 3.3 -3.3

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

183.376 5.8 -0.3 -3.3 227.484 15.3 -0.1 -0.2 142.916 -2.9 0.0 -7.3

Household furnishings & operations

122.580 -1.4 -0.1 -0.5 127.172 -4.3 -2.2

Apparel

130.324 0.5 3.7 4.6 117.562 -0.5 7.2

Transportation

216.383 -0.8 -0.9 -2.5 219.845 -2.8 -2.7

Private transportation

211.998 -0.7 -0.9 -2.3 222.589 -2.9 -2.7

Motor fuel

295.716 -3.5 -2.1 -6.1 296.027 -2.1 -2.4 -7.4 284.433 -2.8 -3.5 -7.6

Gasoline (all types)

294.222 -3.6 -2.1 -6.2 294.168 -2.0 -2.5 -7.6 284.579 -2.7 -3.6 -7.9

Medical care

436.575 2.0 0.2 0.1 391.005 1.9 -0.8

Recreation (4)

115.286 0.1 0.0 -0.5 111.188 -0.5 0.0

Education and communication (4)

138.474 1.3 0.2 0.7 140.132 0.1 0.6

Other goods and services

409.059 1.6 0.0 0.1 377.702 1.2 0.5

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

247.077 -0.6 -1.5 -4.2 265.682 1.9 -1.1 -3.8 220.021 1.3 -1.2 -6.2

All items less shelter

227.361 1.1 0.0 -0.3 225.767 0.1 -0.2

All items less food and energy

238.841 1.7 0.2 0.3 214.789 0.7 0.2

All items (1967 = 100)

713.035 688.184

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

All items

234.170 1.6 0.1 -0.2 225.772 1.2 -0.1

All items (1967 = 100)

697.521 696.205

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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