Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators

 

CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. City Average, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, March 2017
(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
Mar
2017
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Mar
2017
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Mar
2017
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

243.801 2.4 0.1 0.4 223.782 2.2   0.3        

Food and beverages

248.967 0.5 0.1 0.4 251.844 0.9   0.2        

Food

249.165 0.5 0.2 0.4 246.342 0.8   0.3        

Food at home

238.256 -0.9 0.1 0.4 217.199 -0.3 0.6 0.1 222.846 -0.3 0.4 0.3

Food away from home

267.055 2.4 0.2 0.4 291.101 1.9   0.4        

Alcoholic beverages

244.978 1.1 0.1 0.2 323.677 1.7   -0.6        

Housing

248.978 3.1 0.1 0.4 211.429 4.9   0.8        

Shelter

295.044 3.5 0.2 0.5 233.220 5.9 0.4 1.1 253.191 1.7 0.1 -0.4

Rent of primary residence(1)

304.868 3.9 0.2 0.5 246.079 6.4 -0.3 0.4 251.409 3.5 0.1 -0.3

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

302.259 3.5 0.2 0.4 249.231 5.3 0.2 0.8 232.992 0.9 -0.1 -0.8

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

302.242 3.5 0.2 0.4 249.231 5.3 0.2 0.8 232.992 0.9 -0.1 -0.8

Fuels and utilities

232.714 3.9 -0.4 0.1 219.103 4.0   -1.7        

Household energy

193.703 4.0 -0.6 0.0 198.187 3.6 -1.7 -2.5 133.777 12.0 -10.1 -14.1

Energy services(1)(3)

197.709 3.4 -0.6 0.0 194.793 3.5 -1.7 -2.7 131.359 12.1 -10.2 -14.3

Electricity(1)

205.692 1.6 -0.4 0.2 184.397 0.6 0.0 0.0 128.188 11.3 -12.1 -17.4

Utility (piped) gas service(1)

170.755 10.3 -1.3 -0.9 201.776 20.0 -9.0 -13.4 136.209 16.0 0.0 4.8

Household furnishings & operations

121.548 -0.7 0.0 0.1 124.180 -1.6   1.5        

Apparel

128.250 0.6 1.7 4.2 111.420 -0.9   5.6        

Transportation

200.091 4.6 0.5 0.4 197.464 1.8   -1.4        

Private transportation

194.890 4.9 0.4 0.2 199.128 1.8   -1.1        

Motor fuel

205.155 19.9 1.1 -1.0 202.844 17.0 3.1 -2.0 187.470 22.8 0.3 -2.7

Gasoline (all types)

204.217 19.9 1.1 -1.0 201.735 16.9 3.2 -2.0 187.495 22.7 0.2 -2.8

Medical care

474.561 3.5 0.0 0.6 432.217 0.2   1.7        

Recreation(4)

118.573 1.3 0.2 1.1 111.333 0.5   1.5        

Education and communication(4)

136.234 -2.2 -1.8 -2.0 136.285 -4.2   -3.4        

Other goods and services

428.336 1.8 0.1 0.2 391.596 1.1   1.0        

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

198.597 10.9 0.2 -0.5 201.905 9.8 0.6 -2.2 157.510 17.3 -5.0 -8.6

All items less shelter

226.469 1.8 0.0 0.3 220.079 0.5   -0.1        

All items less food and energy

251.290 2.0 0.1 0.5 226.864 1.8   0.6        

All items (1967 = 100)

730.320       701.993              

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

All items

237.656 2.3 0.1 0.3 228.407 2.2   0.3        

All items (1967 = 100)

707.906       704.331              

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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