Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators

 

CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. City Average, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, April 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
Apr
2015
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Apr
2015
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Apr
2015
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

236.599 -0.2 0.2 0.8         212.439 -0.4   1.0
 

Food and beverages

245.746 1.9 0.0 -0.2         223.772 2.9   0.4

Food

246.121 2.0 0.0 -0.2         223.475 3.0   0.3

Food at home

241.305 1.3 -0.1 -0.7 220.057 0.5 -0.2 -1.6 223.936 2.6 0.0 0.2

Food away from home

254.727 2.9 0.2 0.4         218.587 3.5   0.4

Alcoholic beverages

239.237 1.1 -0.1 0.0         218.065 1.4   1.9

Housing

236.777 2.2 0.1 0.3         199.794 1.9   0.8

Shelter

276.978 3.0 0.2 0.6 212.848 3.8 0.3 1.3 238.543 5.1 0.7 1.3

Rent of primary residence (1)

283.598 3.5 0.2 0.4 221.199 4.8 0.4 0.9 229.020 6.1 0.5 0.7

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

283.920 2.8 0.2 0.5 227.105 3.1 0.2 0.7 221.438 5.2 0.5 1.3

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

283.891 2.8 0.2 0.5 227.105 3.1 0.2 0.7 221.438 5.2 0.5 1.3

Fuels and utilities

228.304 -1.0 -0.7 -1.6         155.869 -15.1   -2.8

Household energy

193.157 -2.6 -0.9 -2.1 211.818 -3.7 0.0 -2.9 136.558 -20.8 -2.9 -3.8

Energy services (1) (3)

196.502 -1.2 -0.6 -2.1 208.286 -3.4 0.0 -2.9 134.034 -20.8 -3.0 -3.9

Electricity (1)

206.179 3.8 0.1 -1.2 207.777 2.2 -0.3 -0.7 131.457 -22.3 -4.0 -5.0

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

164.839 -16.3 -3.4 -5.3 156.114 -32.1 2.1 -17.0 135.129 -13.6 1.7 1.7

Household furnishings & operations

123.451 0.0 0.5 0.7         121.066 0.7   0.9

Apparel

128.593 -0.8 0.3 3.3         179.090 1.0   0.4

Transportation

200.245 -9.8 0.4 3.2         176.660 -9.4   3.0

Private transportation

194.906 -10.2 0.3 3.4         174.739 -9.7   3.0

Motor fuel

216.595 -31.6 0.0 10.4 218.439 -32.9 4.9 10.4 201.703 -34.3 1.3 10.7

Gasoline (all types)

215.461 -31.7 0.0 10.6 217.409 -33.0 5.1 10.8 201.488 -34.7 1.5 11.6

Medical care

446.663 2.9 0.6 0.9         449.718 3.8   1.2

Recreation (4)

116.045 0.0 0.2 0.4         102.804 -2.4   0.8

Education and communication (4)

137.707 0.3 0.1 0.1         124.231 2.5   -0.2

Other goods and services

412.231 1.3 0.0 0.1         386.884 2.8   -0.4

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

 

Energy

203.715 -19.4 -0.5 3.6 216.493 -20.6 2.3 3.2 166.865 -29.3 -0.5 4.1

All items less shelter

223.446 -1.7 0.2 0.9         202.576 -2.6   0.9

All items less food and energy

241.802 1.8 0.3 0.7         218.926 2.9   0.9

All items (1967 = 100)

708.746               681.368      
 

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

 

All items

231.520 -0.8 0.2 0.9         208.610 -1.1   1.0

All items (1967 = 100)

689.626               665.792      

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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