Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators

 

CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. City Average, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, July 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
Jul
2014
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Jul
2014
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Jul
2014
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

238.250 2.0 0.0 0.1 219.543 1.2   0.0        
 

Food and beverages

242.674 2.4 0.3 0.3 245.785 1.3   -0.2        

Food

243.034 2.5 0.3 0.3 240.455 1.5   0.0        

Food at home

239.820 2.7 0.3 0.1 218.711 1.4 -0.7 -0.1 219.339 1.6 -1.0 -0.5

Food away from home

249.210 2.4 0.3 0.5 274.150 1.7   0.0        

Alcoholic beverages

236.387 0.6 -0.1 -0.2 316.672 -1.5   -2.9        

Housing

234.475 2.7 0.2 0.7 196.035 3.6   0.8        

Shelter

271.115 2.9 0.3 0.5 206.614 4.2 0.2 0.5 229.966 4.0 0.2 0.7

Rent of primary residence (1)

276.248 3.3 0.3 0.6 214.180 5.3 0.4 1.0 219.465 4.5 0.2 0.8

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

277.886 2.7 0.2 0.4 221.579 3.3 0.1 0.4 212.226 3.4 0.3 0.7

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

277.865 2.7 0.2 0.4 221.579 3.3 0.1 0.4 212.226 3.4 0.3 0.7

Fuels and utilities

241.250 4.5 0.4 2.9 237.536 4.6   1.1        

Household energy

209.550 4.8 0.2 3.4 232.048 7.0 -1.6 1.5 169.439 2.4 -1.9 -3.4

Energy services (1) (3)

211.563 4.7 0.2 3.8 227.807 7.0 -1.6 1.5 166.389 2.4 -1.9 -3.4

Electricity (1)

217.930 4.0 0.2 5.4 217.459 5.1 -1.3 1.7 166.119 4.8 -2.3 -4.1

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

189.659 6.9 0.5 -1.4 227.917 21.2 -3.5 0.5 154.212 -8.5 0.0 0.0

Household furnishings & operations

123.216 -1.3 -0.3 -0.1 130.055 -2.0   1.8        

Apparel

124.645 0.3 -2.1 -3.3 109.699 -5.3   -4.1        

Transportation

221.867 0.9 -0.7 -0.7 225.938 -2.7   -0.6        

Private transportation

216.942 0.9 -0.4 -0.3 228.799 -2.7   -0.1        

Motor fuel

314.901 1.0 -1.5 -1.2 319.717 -1.5 -1.9 0.0 307.744 0.9 0.3 0.3

Gasoline (all types)

313.514 0.8 -1.5 -1.2 318.269 -1.4 -2.0 0.0 309.040 1.2 0.3 0.3

Medical care

435.924 2.6 0.1 0.2 394.319 3.3   1.3        

Recreation (4)

115.838 0.4 -0.2 -0.2 111.236 -0.5   -2.0        

Education and communication (4)

137.499 1.6 0.2 0.2 139.247 0.3   0.3        

Other goods and services

408.483 1.8 0.1 0.3 375.761 1.0   -0.3        

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

 

Energy

257.907 2.6 -0.8 0.8 276.167 1.9 -1.8 0.6 234.641 1.5 -0.5 -1.1

All items less shelter

228.084 1.6 -0.2 0.0 226.121 -0.1   -0.2        

All items less food and energy

238.138 1.9 0.0 0.0 214.437 1.2   -0.1        

All items (1967 = 100)

713.691       688.695              
 

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

 

All items

234.525 1.9 -0.1 0.1 226.063 1.1   0.1        

All items (1967 = 100)

698.580       697.101              

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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