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, August 2019 (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
Aug.
2019
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Aug.
2019
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Aug.
2019
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

256.558 1.7 0.0 0.2         229.423 1.4   0.0

Food and beverages

258.154 1.7 0.1 0.1         233.220 1.7   0.0

Food

258.410 1.7 0.1 0.1         233.571 1.8   -0.1

Food at home

241.153 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 211.559 -0.5 -0.1 0.3 224.850 1.4 -0.7 -0.8

Cereals and bakery products

276.619 1.2 -0.3 -0.1         268.375 1.1   0.7

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

249.277 -0.6 -0.3 0.0         242.722 -2.6   -2.3

Dairy and related products

218.758 1.1 0.5 0.6         174.425 -0.5   -1.5

Fruits and vegetables

298.600 0.3 -0.3 0.0         289.787 7.6   1.2

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials(1)

170.067 1.7 0.2 -0.1         266.178 0.6   -1.6

Other food at home

210.841 0.3 0.0 -0.6         200.165 2.4   -1.1

Food away from home

285.507 3.2 0.2 0.4         238.468 2.2   0.6

Alcoholic beverages

253.314 2.0 0.1 0.3         217.366 -0.2   1.7

Housing

267.263 2.8 0.1 0.3         225.415 2.8   -0.2

Shelter

319.679 3.4 0.2 0.4 259.828 3.3 -0.1 0.8 270.432 3.6 0.3 0.4

Rent of primary residence

332.638 3.7 0.3 0.6 276.563 2.7 0.5 0.7 264.746 1.9 0.2 0.6

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

326.977 3.3 0.3 0.5 279.954 4.2 0.0 1.1 252.689 4.3 0.6 0.7

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(2)

327.015 3.4 0.3 0.5 279.954 4.2 0.0 1.1 252.689 4.3 0.6 0.7

Fuels and utilities

244.540 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1         168.948 -2.7   -5.5

Household energy

201.914 -1.2 -0.4 -0.2 218.156 -0.5 0.4 1.7 144.486 -4.3 -3.9 -7.1

Energy Services

205.900 -0.8 -0.4 -0.2 214.624 -0.4 0.4 1.7 142.102 -4.2 -3.9 -7.1

Electricity

217.811 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1 206.635 0.2 0.0 0.0 141.756 -3.9 -3.7 -7.3

Utility (piped) gas service

167.803 -3.5 0.4 -0.5 194.890 -4.4 3.4 14.5 132.784 -5.6 -5.6 -5.7

Household furnishings & operations

123.818 2.2 -0.4 -0.3         139.218 3.2   1.7

Apparel

123.641 1.0 1.2 -0.1         179.500 -4.0   -1.0

Transportation

211.084 -1.1 -1.1 -0.9         186.229 -1.0   -0.3

Private transportation

206.979 -1.3 -1.1 -0.6         185.998 -1.4   -0.1

New and used motor vehicles(3)

100.407 0.4 0.0 0.5         88.728 0.3   0.3

New vehicles(1)

146.456 0.2 -0.4 -0.7         163.359 0.3   -0.9

Used cars and trucks(1)

144.026 2.1 0.9 2.3         234.897 1.5   1.9

Motor fuel

234.746 -7.0 -4.2 -3.5 223.147 -9.9 -8.1 -2.8 218.536 -7.2 -3.2 -0.8

Gasoline (all types)

233.625 -7.1 -4.3 -3.5 221.815 -10.0 -8.2 -2.8 218.603 -7.2 -3.2 -0.8

Motor vehicle insurance(1)

568.972 0.7 0.0 0.0         708.611 0.1   0.0

Medical care

500.916 3.5 0.6 1.1         512.555 2.9   0.5

Recreation(3)

120.458 1.2 0.3 0.3         106.871 -0.1   3.4

Education and communication(3)

138.154 0.6 0.4 0.6         122.905 2.5   0.1

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare(1)

765.726 2.6 0.8 0.9         1,232.820 1.4   -2.2

Other goods and services

453.074 2.3 0.3 0.8         413.984 -0.2   0.8

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

216.978 -4.4 -2.5 -2.0 222.024 -5.9 -4.5 -0.8 177.636 -5.9 -3.5 -3.7

All items less shelter

234.853 1.0 -0.1 0.0         214.032 0.4   -0.1

All items less food and energy

264.169 2.4 0.2 0.4         238.351 2.1   0.5

All items (1967 = 100)

768.533               735.843      

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

All items

250.112 1.5 0.0 0.1         224.664 1.0   0.2

All items (1967 = 100)

745.009               717.027      

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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