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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, November 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
Nov
2014
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Nov
2014
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Nov
2014
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

236.151 1.3 -0.5 -0.8 217.188 0.8 -1.0

Food and beverages

244.902 3.1 0.1 0.3 249.432 2.6 0.1

Food

245.192 3.2 0.0 0.2 244.140 2.8 0.1

Food at home

241.576 3.4 -0.2 0.0 222.199 3.1 0.0 -0.5 221.201 1.9 -1.4 -0.3

Food away from home

251.987 2.9 0.4 0.6 278.115 2.4 1.1

Alcoholic beverages

239.551 1.7 0.6 0.7 318.950 -1.9 0.2

Housing

234.315 2.6 -0.1 -0.2 195.129 2.6 -0.4

Shelter

273.233 3.0 0.2 0.4 207.262 2.9 0.1 0.2 231.762 4.0 0.3 0.0

Rent of primary residence (1)

280.123 3.5 0.4 0.8 216.735 4.9 0.3 0.7 223.405 4.7 0.8 0.9

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

280.840 2.7 0.3 0.6 222.964 2.6 0.3 0.4 215.069 3.5 0.5 0.6

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

280.811 2.7 0.3 0.6 222.964 2.6 0.3 0.4 215.069 3.5 0.5 0.6

Fuels and utilities

229.680 2.7 -1.1 -3.6 229.666 3.1 -3.9

Household energy

195.703 2.3 -1.5 -4.9 220.844 3.6 -3.8 -5.6 158.285 7.9 -1.4 -2.7

Energy services (1) (3)

197.459 2.9 -1.5 -5.0 216.896 3.7 -3.8 -5.6 155.362 8.1 -1.4 -2.7

Electricity (1)

202.889 2.8 -1.8 -5.7 206.378 2.2 -3.9 -6.1 155.332 10.5 -1.7 -3.3

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

178.558 3.2 -0.4 -2.6 220.888 13.7 -2.8 -2.9 142.967 -2.9 0.0 0.0

Household furnishings & operations

122.694 -0.8 -0.4 0.1 128.014 0.0 0.7

Apparel

129.023 -0.3 -2.2 -1.0 112.281 -4.9 -4.5

Transportation

206.874 -2.8 -2.7 -4.4 210.720 -3.2 -4.2

Private transportation

201.505 -2.8 -3.0 -4.9 212.746 -2.8 -4.4

Motor fuel

252.897 -10.5 -8.8 -14.5 246.647 -12.0 -9.7 -16.7 246.209 -8.3 -8.7 -13.4

Gasoline (all types)

251.172 -10.5 -8.9 -14.6 244.092 -12.1 -10.0 -17.0 244.924 -8.5 -9.1 -13.9

Medical care

438.445 2.5 0.3 0.4 400.872 3.8 2.5

Recreation (4)

115.026 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 111.302 0.2 0.1

Education and communication (4)

137.708 0.6 -0.2 -0.6 137.720 -1.7 -1.7

Other goods and services

409.825 1.7 -0.1 0.2 377.385 0.5 -0.1

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

221.844 -4.8 -5.5 -10.2 234.884 -4.8 -6.9 -11.6 199.374 -2.3 -5.9 -9.4

All items less shelter

224.294 0.5 -0.9 -1.3 222.423 -0.1 -1.5

All items less food and energy

239.248 1.7 -0.1 0.2 215.218 1.1 0.2

All items (1967 = 100)

707.402 681.308

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

All items

231.551 1.1 -0.7 -1.1 222.556 0.7 -1.4

All items (1967 = 100)

689.720 686.290

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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