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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, December 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
Dec
2014
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Dec
2014
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Dec
2014
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

234.812 0.8 -0.6 -1.1 212.169 1.1 -1.2

Food and beverages

245.585 3.3 0.3 0.3 221.976 3.0 0.1

Food

245.976 3.4 0.3 0.3 221.813 3.2 0.0

Food at home

242.457 3.7 0.4 0.1 222.125 3.7 0.0 -0.1 223.216 3.3 0.9 -0.5

Food away from home

252.628 3.0 0.3 0.6 215.838 3.0 0.7

Alcoholic beverages

238.856 1.3 -0.3 0.3 214.319 0.2 0.3

Housing

234.658 2.5 0.1 0.1 199.332 4.3 0.7

Shelter

273.598 2.9 0.1 0.3 207.868 3.1 0.3 0.4 232.496 4.3 0.3 0.6

Rent of primary residence (1)

280.874 3.4 0.3 0.7 217.244 4.9 0.2 0.5 224.652 5.2 0.6 1.4

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

281.288 2.6 0.2 0.4 224.065 2.8 0.5 0.8 216.194 4.0 0.5 1.1

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

281.261 2.6 0.2 0.4 224.065 2.8 0.5 0.8 216.194 4.0 0.5 1.1

Fuels and utilities

231.150 3.0 0.6 -0.4 179.612 6.2 2.9

Household energy

197.092 2.5 0.7 -0.8 222.831 8.3 0.9 -2.9 166.783 7.3 5.4 3.9

Energy services (1) (3)

199.592 3.7 1.1 -0.4 218.958 8.6 1.0 -2.9 163.863 7.5 5.5 4.0

Electricity (1)

204.275 3.1 0.7 -1.2 209.650 8.0 1.6 -2.4 165.525 9.7 6.6 4.8

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

182.908 5.8 2.4 2.1 215.334 11.9 -2.5 -5.3 142.955 -2.9 0.0 0.0

Household furnishings & operations

122.237 -0.9 -0.4 -0.8 121.513 3.0 -0.9

Apparel

123.942 -2.0 -3.9 -6.1 184.005 -9.4 -9.1

Transportation

199.777 -6.2 -3.4 -6.0 176.934 -4.9 -5.7

Private transportation

194.641 -6.4 -3.4 -6.3 175.435 -5.0 -5.7

Motor fuel

225.165 -20.8 -11.0 -18.8 208.035 -27.0 -15.7 -23.9 216.116 -22.1 -12.2 -19.9

Gasoline (all types)

223.404 -21.0 -11.1 -19.0 205.120 -27.5 -16.0 -24.4 213.788 -22.9 -12.7 -20.6

Medical care

439.720 3.0 0.3 0.6 436.002 1.0 0.4

Recreation (4)

114.875 0.0 -0.1 -0.4 105.970 1.7 -0.6

Education and communication (4)

137.410 0.4 -0.2 -0.4 124.057 2.6 0.6

Other goods and services

410.642 1.6 0.2 0.1 385.829 3.0 0.1

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

209.785 -10.6 -5.4 -10.6 217.196 -11.6 -7.5 -13.9 189.281 -11.1 -5.1 -10.6

All items less shelter

222.267 -0.3 -0.9 -1.8 204.423 -0.1 -2.0

All items less food and energy

238.775 1.6 -0.2 -0.3 216.102 2.3 -0.3

All items (1967 = 100)

703.393 680.503

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

All items

229.909 0.3 -0.7 -1.4 208.584 0.6 -1.4

All items (1967 = 100)

684.828 665.708

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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