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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, August 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
Aug
2014
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Aug
2014
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Aug
2014
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

237.852 1.7 -0.2 -0.2 214.102 2.6 -0.3

Food and beverages

243.497 2.6 0.3 0.6 220.331 3.2 0.3

Food

243.811 2.7 0.3 0.6 220.262 3.4 0.4

Food at home

240.723 2.9 0.4 0.7 221.069 2.5 1.1 0.4 222.065 3.9 1.2 0.2

Food away from home

249.801 2.5 0.2 0.5 213.843 2.7 0.5

Alcoholic beverages

237.829 1.1 0.6 0.5 211.323 0.1 -1.5

Housing

234.571 2.6 0.0 0.3 197.241 3.8 -0.1

Shelter

271.675 2.9 0.2 0.5 206.782 3.6 0.1 0.3 230.897 4.5 0.4 0.6

Rent of primary residence (1)

277.048 3.2 0.3 0.6 214.935 4.8 0.4 0.8 219.813 4.3 0.2 0.4

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

278.621 2.7 0.3 0.5 222.182 2.9 0.3 0.4 213.391 3.6 0.5 0.8

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

278.600 2.7 0.3 0.5 222.182 2.9 0.3 0.4 213.391 3.6 0.5 0.8

Fuels and utilities

239.790 4.3 -0.6 -0.3 172.536 1.4 -6.3

Household energy

207.603 4.5 -0.9 -0.7 232.810 7.1 0.3 -1.3 158.456 1.2 -6.5 -8.3

Energy services (1) (3)

209.547 4.6 -1.0 -0.7 228.584 7.2 0.3 -1.3 155.467 1.2 -6.6 -8.4

Electricity (1)

217.148 4.1 -0.4 -0.2 218.380 5.5 0.4 -0.8 155.472 2.0 -6.4 -8.6

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

183.960 5.8 -3.0 -2.5 227.650 18.8 -0.1 -3.6 142.895 -2.9 -7.3 -7.3

Household furnishings & operations

122.741 -1.4 -0.4 -0.6 121.213 1.5 2.3

Apparel

125.726 0.0 0.9 -1.2 187.218 11.0 3.2

Transportation

218.279 -0.4 -1.6 -2.4 191.459 0.0 -1.9

Private transportation

213.873 -0.3 -1.4 -1.8 190.113 0.0 -1.3

Motor fuel

302.101 -2.7 -4.1 -5.5 303.394 -5.1 -5.1 -6.9 294.657 -3.0 -4.3 -4.0

Gasoline (all types)

300.640 -2.8 -4.1 -5.6 301.602 -5.1 -5.2 -7.1 295.315 -3.0 -4.4 -4.2

Medical care

435.777 2.1 0.0 0.1 433.026 1.1 0.1

Recreation (4)

115.311 0.0 -0.5 -0.6 105.270 -0.9 -0.9

Education and communication (4)

138.139 1.5 0.5 0.6 122.633 0.7 0.6

Other goods and services

408.898 1.6 0.1 0.2 381.850 3.9 0.1

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

250.951 0.4 -2.7 -3.4 268.649 -0.1 -2.7 -4.4 222.727 -1.4 -5.1 -5.6

All items less shelter

227.302 1.1 -0.3 -0.5 207.647 1.9 -0.6

All items less food and energy

238.296 1.7 0.1 0.1 214.798 3.0 0.3

All items (1967 = 100)

712.498 686.703

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

All items

234.030 1.6 -0.2 -0.3 211.297 2.2 -0.4

All items (1967 = 100)

697.105 674.367

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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