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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, January 2015
(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
Jan
2015
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Jan
2015
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Jan
2015
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

233.707 -0.1 -0.5 -1.0 214.899 -0.6 -1.1

Food and beverages

246.100 3.1 0.2 0.5 249.845 2.0 0.2

Food

246.538 3.2 0.2 0.5 244.601 2.3 0.2

Food at home

243.123 3.3 0.3 0.6 223.150 3.0 0.5 0.4 223.619 3.6 0.2 1.1

Food away from home

253.037 3.1 0.2 0.4 277.723 1.3 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages

238.718 1.0 -0.1 -0.3 318.315 -1.9 -0.2

Housing

235.485 2.3 0.4 0.5 196.475 3.2 0.7

Shelter

274.589 2.9 0.4 0.5 209.221 3.3 0.7 0.9 235.027 5.2 1.1 1.4

Rent of primary residence (1)

281.572 3.4 0.2 0.5 218.230 5.2 0.5 0.7 226.876 6.1 1.0 1.6

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

281.980 2.6 0.2 0.4 224.533 2.9 0.2 0.7 218.529 5.0 1.1 1.6

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

281.951 2.6 0.2 0.4 224.533 2.9 0.2 0.7 218.529 5.0 1.1 1.6

Fuels and utilities

232.309 1.0 0.5 1.1 231.120 6.1 0.6

Household energy

198.143 -0.1 0.5 1.2 222.188 7.3 -0.3 0.6 148.635 -10.1 -10.9 -6.1

Energy services (1) (3)

201.594 1.9 1.0 2.1 218.608 7.8 -0.2 0.8 145.931 -10.1 -10.9 -6.1

Electricity (1)

208.172 2.5 1.9 2.6 209.344 7.1 -0.1 1.4 144.033 -11.5 -13.0 -7.3

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

179.184 -0.4 -2.0 0.4 214.821 11.9 -0.2 -2.7 142.930 -3.0 0.0 0.0

Household furnishings & operations

122.351 -1.1 0.1 -0.3 126.810 -1.2 -0.9

Apparel

122.527 -1.4 -1.1 -5.0 107.610 -5.8 -4.2

Transportation

190.871 -10.6 -4.5 -7.7 193.314 -11.8 -8.3

Private transportation

185.461 -11.2 -4.7 -8.0 194.507 -12.1 -8.6

Motor fuel

186.763 -35.2 -17.1 -26.2 175.697 -39.7 -15.5 -28.8 175.501 -37.2 -18.8 -28.7

Gasoline (all types)

185.142 -35.4 -17.1 -26.3 173.128 -40.1 -15.6 -29.1 172.734 -38.2 -19.2 -29.5

Medical care

440.969 2.6 0.3 0.6 411.132 4.2 2.6

Recreation (4)

115.288 0.0 0.4 0.2 112.462 0.4 1.0

Education and communication (4)

137.604 0.4 0.1 -0.1 137.420 -2.4 -0.2

Other goods and services

412.545 1.8 0.5 0.7 380.701 1.0 0.9

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

192.619 -19.6 -8.2 -13.2 201.177 -19.3 -7.4 -14.4 160.474 -26.7 -15.2 -19.5

All items less shelter

220.322 -1.5 -0.9 -1.8 218.238 -2.2 -1.9

All items less food and energy

239.248 1.6 0.2 0.0 215.806 1.2 0.3

All items (1967 = 100)

700.083 674.127

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

All items

228.294 -0.8 -0.7 -1.4 219.215 -1.2 -1.5

All items (1967 = 100)

680.018 675.986

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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