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Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators

 

CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. City Average, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, April 2021 (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-Arlington
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
Index Percent change
Index Percent change
Index Percent change
Apr.
2021
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Apr.
2021
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Apr.
2021
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

267.054 4.2 0.8 1.5         236.604 4.5   1.8

Food and beverages

272.367 2.3 0.5 0.6         246.208 2.9   1.2

Food

273.090 2.4 0.5 0.6         246.306 2.8   1.1

Food at home

254.760 1.2 0.6 0.8 222.240 2.6 0.8 1.3 235.290 1.9 -0.3 2.2

Cereals and bakery products

285.377 0.1 0.2 0.5         278.915 0.6   2.8

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

271.459 2.0 1.1 1.8         251.794 0.4   -0.7

Dairy and related products

230.170 0.6 0.4 -0.1         198.663 8.6   14.1

Fruits and vegetables

314.973 3.3 1.2 1.6         301.012 1.2   1.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials(1)

179.570 0.2 -0.2 -0.4         279.624 -0.2   0.5

Other food at home

220.143 0.4 0.4 0.5         206.013 3.4   1.7

Food away from home

301.819 3.8 0.3 0.4         253.124 3.8   -0.1

Alcoholic beverages

261.265 1.9 0.2 0.5         232.196 4.2   2.4

Housing

277.258 2.6 0.4 0.8         231.900 2.2   0.2

Shelter

331.354 2.1 0.4 0.7 272.942 2.2 0.3 0.6 274.407 0.5 0.0 0.2

Rent of primary residence

346.267 1.8 0.2 0.3 292.179 2.4 0.4 -0.3 270.503 0.7 -0.1 0.1

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

340.162 2.0 0.2 0.4 295.836 2.8 0.1 0.6 255.898 0.9 -0.1 -0.1

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(2)

340.184 2.0 0.2 0.4 295.836 2.8 0.1 0.6 255.898 0.9 -0.1 -0.1

Fuels and utilities

253.460 5.7 0.7 0.9         196.730 14.9   -0.6

Household energy

207.988 6.4 0.8 1.1 217.296 0.2 -0.7 -2.5 170.501 15.9 -1.4 -0.7

Energy Services

211.838 5.4 1.1 1.2 213.832 0.2 -0.7 -2.5 167.889 15.9 -1.5 -0.8

Electricity

218.627 3.6 1.0 0.8 197.881 -4.0 -1.2 -3.3 170.017 17.0 -2.0 -1.2

Utility (piped) gas service

188.129 12.1 1.3 2.8 241.323 26.9 2.0 1.7 141.723 9.1 2.4 2.4

Household furnishings & operations

129.321 3.5 0.8 1.1         139.406 3.0   0.5

Apparel

120.656 1.9 -0.1 0.5         167.857 1.1   0.5

Transportation

222.547 14.9 3.1 6.5         193.812 15.6   8.5

Private transportation

220.742 15.5 2.8 6.3         194.079 15.8   7.4

New and used motor vehicles(3)

108.477 9.6 4.4 5.6         94.632 8.9   4.1

New vehicles(1)

149.892 2.0 0.4 0.3         172.275 3.4   0.5

Used cars and trucks(1)

168.647 21.0 9.6 12.3         274.999 21.0   11.6

Motor fuel

253.648 48.9 2.0 13.9 237.946 73.7 -1.9 13.5 231.339 53.6 3.7 21.3

Gasoline (all types)

252.603 49.6 2.0 13.9 236.500 74.4 -1.9 13.5 231.531 54.3 3.7 21.4

Motor vehicle insurance(1)

567.509 6.1 0.4 1.3         659.856 11.9   9.5

Medical care

524.585 1.5 0.0 0.1         538.142 1.7   0.5

Recreation(3)

124.546 2.1 0.8 1.2         113.193 6.3   1.2

Education and communication(3)

141.742 1.7 0.3 0.0         122.088 2.2   1.2

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare(1)

780.614 0.8 0.1 -0.2         1,268.905 1.8   -0.1

Other goods and services

473.649 2.7 0.2 0.8         423.825 2.2   0.0

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

229.116 25.1 1.4 7.4 228.407 28.3 -1.3 5.2 197.772 32.9 1.2 9.6

All items less shelter

244.958 5.2 1.0 1.9         222.498 6.6   2.6

All items less food and energy

273.968 3.0 0.8 1.2         243.361 2.8   1.2

All items (1967 = 100)

799.975               758.874      

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

All items

261.237 4.7 0.9 1.7         231.886 5.2   2.1

All items (1967 = 100)

778.147               740.077      

Footnotes
(1) For Dallas, indexes on a February 1978=100 base. For Houston, indexes on an April 1978=100 base.
(2) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(3) Indexes 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 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 and for the even-numbered months for Houston.

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