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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, July 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
Jul
2015
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Jul
2015
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Jul
2015
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

238.654 0.2 0.0 0.4 218.676 -0.4 0.1

Food and beverages

246.558 1.6 0.1 0.3 247.956 0.9 -0.4

Food

247.003 1.6 0.1 0.3 242.552 0.9 -0.4

Food at home

241.993 0.9 0.2 0.4 217.495 -0.6 -1.3 -1.0 224.834 2.5 0.7 1.5

Food away from home

255.905 2.7 0.0 0.2 281.927 2.8 0.4

Alcoholic beverages

239.092 1.1 0.1 -0.3 320.019 1.1 -1.0

Housing

239.085 2.0 0.2 0.8 200.056 2.1 1.0

Shelter

279.559 3.1 0.4 0.7 214.699 3.9 0.6 0.5 242.401 5.4 0.8 1.1

Rent of primary residence (1)

286.090 3.6 0.4 0.6 223.931 4.6 0.5 0.9 232.827 6.1 0.5 1.1

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

286.220 3.0 0.3 0.6 229.696 3.7 0.6 0.8 223.785 5.4 0.4 0.7

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

286.183 3.0 0.3 0.6 229.696 3.7 0.6 0.8 223.785 5.4 0.4 0.7

Fuels and utilities

234.137 -2.9 -0.4 2.4 231.923 -2.4 4.2

Household energy

199.142 -5.0 -0.7 2.9 221.598 -4.5 2.7 5.3 137.200 -19.0 -0.5 1.2

Energy services (1) (3)

203.674 -3.7 -0.6 3.3 218.059 -4.3 2.8 5.4 134.718 -19.0 -0.5 1.3

Electricity (1)

216.406 -0.7 -0.5 4.2 213.324 -1.9 0.3 2.9 132.773 -20.1 -0.6 1.5

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

162.733 -14.2 -0.9 0.1 187.973 -17.5 22.8 25.7 132.839 -13.9 0.0 0.0

Household furnishings & operations

122.670 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 124.852 -4.0 0.0

Apparel

122.607 -1.6 -1.9 -3.5 106.992 -2.5 -4.1

Transportation

207.218 -6.6 -0.4 0.4 205.342 -9.1 -1.3

Private transportation

202.049 -6.9 0.0 0.8 208.044 -9.1 -0.6

Motor fuel

244.584 -22.3 -0.2 2.3 235.179 -26.4 -5.5 -1.0 226.619 -26.4 -0.1 3.9

Gasoline (all types)

243.736 -22.3 -0.2 2.3 234.513 -26.3 -5.5 -0.9 227.797 -26.3 -0.1 4.2

Medical care

446.773 2.5 0.1 -0.1 412.078 4.5 0.0

Recreation (4)

116.355 0.4 0.0 0.1 113.474 2.0 0.9

Education and communication (4)

137.600 0.1 0.1 0.1 137.793 -1.0 1.4

Other goods and services

415.359 1.7 0.1 0.6 385.228 2.5 -0.1

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

219.852 -14.8 -0.5 2.6 229.716 -16.8 -1.5 2.1 179.158 -23.6 -0.3 2.8

All items less shelter

225.318 -1.2 -0.2 0.2 221.274 -2.1 -0.1

All items less food and energy

242.436 1.8 0.0 0.1 217.967 1.6 0.0

All items (1967 = 100)

714.902 685.976

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

All items

233.806 -0.3 0.0 0.4 224.100 -0.9 0.2

All items (1967 = 100)

696.436 691.051

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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