Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators

 

CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. City Average, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, April 2016
(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
2016
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Apr
2016
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Apr
2016
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

239.261 1.1 0.5 0.9         215.513 1.4   0.5
 

Food and beverages

248.095 1.0 0.2 -0.1         224.928 0.5   0.1

Food

248.413 0.9 0.2 -0.2         224.621 0.5   0.1

Food at home

240.635 -0.3 0.1 -0.6 219.375 -0.3 0.7 -0.3 223.935 0.0 0.2 0.1

Food away from home

261.517 2.7 0.2 0.5         221.077 1.1   0.2

Alcoholic beverages

242.407 1.3 0.1 0.0         219.250 0.5   0.0

Housing

241.790 2.1 0.1 0.3         207.554 3.9   -0.5

Shelter

285.836 3.2 0.2 0.5 221.322 4.0 0.5 0.9 249.574 4.6 0.3 0.3

Rent of primary residence (1)

294.175 3.7 0.2 0.5 231.706 4.8 0.2 0.6 243.361 6.3 0.2 0.8

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

292.855 3.1 0.3 0.5 238.083 4.8 0.6 1.1 231.215 4.4 0.1 0.3

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

292.815 3.1 0.3 0.5 238.083 4.8 0.6 1.1 231.215 4.4 0.1 0.3

Fuels and utilities

223.529 -2.1 -0.2 -0.2         145.097 -6.9   -3.6

Household energy

185.549 -3.9 -0.3 -0.5 191.480 -9.6 0.1 -3.4 122.332 -10.4 2.4 -6.0

Energy services (1) (3)

190.495 -3.1 -0.4 -0.5 188.413 -9.5 0.1 -3.4 120.140 -10.4 2.5 -6.0

Electricity (1)

201.778 -2.1 -0.4 -0.4 183.367 -11.7 0.0 -4.1 118.642 -9.7 3.0 -7.1

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

154.130 -6.5 -0.4 -1.2 169.476 8.6 0.8 0.5 117.371 -13.1 0.0 0.0

Household furnishings & operations

122.012 -1.2 -0.3 -0.4         132.049 9.1   -3.3

Apparel

127.770 -0.6 0.3 1.8         179.409 0.2   -1.4

Transportation

195.491 -2.4 2.2 4.3         172.545 -2.3   3.3

Private transportation

189.744 -2.6 2.2 4.5         170.502 -2.4   4.1

Motor fuel

186.428 -13.9 9.0 20.0 181.592 -16.9 4.8 22.8 169.024 -16.2 10.7 21.2

Gasoline (all types)

185.808 -13.8 9.1 20.2 180.869 -16.8 4.8 23.0 169.585 -15.8 11.0 21.9

Medical care

459.994 3.0 0.3 0.4         457.132 1.6   0.4

Recreation (4)

117.515 1.3 0.4 0.8         104.367 1.5   1.5

Education and communication (4)

139.316 1.2 0.0 0.1         125.385 0.9   0.2

Other goods and services

420.977 2.1 0.1 0.3         395.776 2.3   1.4

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

 

Energy

185.652 -8.9 3.7 7.9 188.056 -13.1 2.3 7.4 142.994 -14.3 6.5 6.2

All items less shelter

223.693 0.1 0.6 1.1         202.732 0.1   0.5

All items less food and energy

246.992 2.1 0.3 0.5         225.649 3.1   0.1

All items (1967 = 100)

716.719               691.229      
 

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

 

All items

233.438 0.8 0.5 1.1         210.981 1.1   0.9

All items (1967 = 100)

695.341               673.356      

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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