Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators

 

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

All items

241.432 2.1 0.0 -0.1         217.758 2.3   -0.2

Food and beverages

247.134 -0.1 0.0 -0.3         224.455 -0.4   0.1

Food

247.313 -0.2 0.0 -0.3         224.049 -0.5   0.1

Food at home

236.464 -2.0 -0.2 -0.7 218.703 -0.7 0.5 0.3 220.735 -2.2 -0.6 -0.2

Food away from home

265.104 2.3 0.2 0.2         223.653 1.5   0.5

Alcoholic beverages

243.414 1.4 0.0 -0.1         220.261 2.2   0.3

Housing

246.795 3.0 0.2 0.2         213.166 3.5   0.2

Shelter

292.612 3.6 0.2 0.4 229.413 6.1 0.3 0.5 253.506 2.8 -0.2 -0.1

Rent of primary residence(1)

302.735 4.0 0.4 0.8 242.595 5.6 0.6 1.1 251.085 4.9 0.2 1.0

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

300.501 3.6 0.3 0.6 246.905 6.6 0.2 0.7 234.288 2.3 -0.2 -0.1

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

300.476 3.6 0.3 0.6 246.905 6.6 0.2 0.7 234.288 2.3 -0.2 -0.1

Fuels and utilities

229.492 2.7 0.3 -0.5         164.519 8.3   1.4

Household energy

190.931 2.5 0.3 -0.8 202.813 0.3 0.2 -2.9 145.109 10.5 3.8 1.8

Energy services(1)(3)

195.079 2.2 0.1 -1.1 199.726 0.3 0.2 -2.9 142.759 10.7 3.8 1.8

Electricity(1)

203.146 0.7 0.1 -1.6 184.426 -3.7 0.0 -4.0 142.824 12.1 4.5 2.1

Utility (piped) gas service(1)

167.935 7.8 0.3 0.5 230.690 21.2 1.1 2.1 129.995 3.2 0.0 0.0

Household furnishings & operations

120.712 -1.1 0.0 -0.6         133.941 3.7   1.0

Apparel

122.637 -0.1 -3.7 -5.9         171.886 1.6   -4.6

Transportation

196.252 2.5 0.4 0.0         174.048 2.9   -1.0

Private transportation

191.417 2.8 0.6 0.1         172.403 2.9   -0.4

Motor fuel

196.831 9.1 1.8 -0.7 193.192 11.5 1.1 -0.8 180.318 11.5 1.3 -0.6

Gasoline (all types)

195.915 9.1 1.8 -0.7 192.021 11.5 1.0 -0.8 180.433 11.8 1.2 -0.7

Medical care

469.447 4.1 0.0 0.0         465.504 4.2   0.9

Recreation(4)

116.559 0.8 -0.2 -0.1         102.140 1.0   0.2

Education and communication(4)

139.076 -0.2 0.0 0.1         123.370 -1.3   -1.0

Other goods and services

427.159 2.1 0.3 0.4         400.124 2.8   0.1

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

193.306 5.4 1.0 -0.8 199.602 5.3 0.6 -1.9 160.898 11.0 2.6 0.6

All items less shelter

224.099 1.3 -0.1 -0.4         204.310 2.0   -0.3

All items less food and energy

249.134 2.2 0.0 0.0         226.562 2.1   -0.3

All items (1967 = 100)

723.224               698.428      

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

All items

235.390 2.0 0.1 -0.1         213.205 2.2   -0.2

All items (1967 = 100)

701.154               680.457      

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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