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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, December 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
Dec.
2019
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Dec.
2019
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month
Dec.
2019
12-
month
1-
month
2-
month

All items

256.974 2.3 -0.1 -0.1         228.765 1.0   -0.6

Food and beverages

259.403 1.7 0.1 0.0         234.695 1.4   0.6

Food

259.823 1.8 0.1 0.1         235.203 1.3   0.6

Food at home

241.750 0.7 0.0 -0.2 213.268 2.6 0.2 -0.6 223.933 -0.4 0.5 0.0

Cereals and bakery products

275.036 0.3 -0.4 -0.5         263.223 0.2   -0.5

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

252.893 2.3 1.0 0.9         245.297 0.0   0.1

Dairy and related products

221.924 2.4 0.2 0.5         174.465 -4.0   2.5

Fruits and vegetables

297.105 -1.3 -0.1 -1.4         290.375 2.9   2.1

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials(1)

170.006 1.0 -0.4 -0.5         262.618 -6.5   -1.4

Other food at home

210.432 0.3 -0.4 -0.5         197.734 1.1   -1.3

Food away from home

288.078 3.1 0.3 0.4         242.546 2.9   1.2

Alcoholic beverages

252.361 0.5 0.0 -0.3         216.316 1.9   0.7

Housing

268.236 2.6 0.1 0.2         226.530 0.4   -0.1

Shelter

321.766 3.2 0.2 0.3 263.203 4.3 0.6 0.8 269.998 2.9 -0.1 0.2

Rent of primary residence

336.789 3.7 0.3 0.6 280.054 3.7 0.5 0.8 265.311 2.4 0.1 0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

330.527 3.3 0.2 0.5 283.553 4.4 0.3 0.5 252.648 3.1 -0.2 -0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(2)

330.569 3.3 0.2 0.5 283.553 4.4 0.3 0.5 252.648 3.1 -0.2 -0.2

Fuels and utilities

241.788 -0.2 0.1 -0.2         178.288 -13.8   0.4

Household energy

198.426 -1.0 0.2 -0.3 218.793 4.3 0.0 -0.9 154.969 -17.3 -1.1 0.6

Energy Services

201.446 -1.2 0.0 -0.5 215.180 4.3 0.0 -0.9 152.444 -17.5 -1.1 0.5

Electricity

209.725 -0.4 -0.3 -1.5 205.831 4.7 0.0 -0.5 153.266 -19.2 -1.3 0.6

Utility (piped) gas service

173.652 -3.5 1.2 2.7 203.560 2.0 -0.1 -3.4 134.761 -2.6 0.0 0.0

Household furnishings & operations

123.462 1.0 -0.2 -0.6         138.866 1.9   -2.5

Apparel

119.111 -1.2 -3.2 -5.6         171.007 -3.1   -6.9

Transportation

208.482 1.9 -0.6 -1.0         182.235 1.7   -1.0

Private transportation

204.610 2.0 -0.3 -0.7         182.295 1.6   -0.6

New and used motor vehicles(3)

98.495 -0.7 0.1 -0.2         87.835 -0.3   0.5

New vehicles(1)

146.220 0.1 0.3 0.3         166.002 1.1   1.7

Used cars and trucks(1)

137.125 -0.7 -0.2 -0.9         223.778 -0.8   -0.6

Motor fuel

230.189 7.6 -1.6 -2.6 213.038 12.4 -2.9 -1.4 197.597 5.3 -2.6 -3.9

Gasoline (all types)

228.857 7.9 -1.6 -2.7 211.585 12.8 -3.0 -1.4 197.222 5.7 -2.7 -3.9

Motor vehicle insurance(1)

572.979 0.0 0.2 0.2         740.494 2.0   0.0

Medical care

509.689 4.6 0.4 0.7         517.474 3.4   0.3

Recreation(3)

121.545 1.5 0.1 0.5         106.616 1.0   -2.6

Education and communication(3)

138.839 1.4 -0.1 0.2         122.579 2.7   0.1

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare(1)

771.519 2.3 -0.1 -0.1         1,243.079 1.6   0.0

Other goods and services

455.413 2.3 -0.2 0.0         408.344 -2.4   -2.1

SPECIAL INDEXES (CPI-U)

Energy

212.982 3.4 -0.8 -1.6 216.782 8.5 -1.6 -1.1 174.124 -7.2 -1.9 -1.7

All items less shelter

234.656 1.8 -0.2 -0.4         213.290 0.1   -0.9

All items less food and energy

264.935 2.3 -0.1 0.0         237.690 1.8   -0.6

All items (1967 = 100)

769.781               733.731      

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

All items

250.452 2.3 -0.1 -0.2         223.329 0.6   -0.6

All items (1967 = 100)

746.021               712.767      

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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