United States Core Consumer Prices

Core Consumer Prices in the United States increased to 236.60 Index Points in March of 2014 from 236.12 Index Points in February of 2014. Core Consumer Prices in the United States is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Core Consumer Prices in the United States averaged 114.88 Index Points from 1957 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 236.60 Index Points in March of 2014 and a record low of 28.50 Index Points in January of 1957. . This page provides - United States Core Consumer Prices - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-23

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
236.60 236.12 236.60 28.50 237.60 | 2014/06 1957 - 2014 Index Points Monthly
1982-1984=100, SA


United States Core Consumer Prices

CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2013-09-17 01:30 PM United States
Core Consumer Price Index
Aug 2013 234.3 234.004 234.36
2013-10-30 12:30 PM United States
Core Consumer Price Index
Sep 2013 234.59 234.3 234.7 234.62

Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Inflation Rate 1.50 2014-03-31 1.10 23.70 -15.80 1.80 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 235.64 2014-03-15 235.17 235.64 23.51 236.82 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 236.60 2014-03-15 236.12 236.60 28.50 237.60 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 134.70 2014-03-15 133.60 135.30 82.40 136.18 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Gdp Deflator 107.20 2013-11-15 106.78 107.20 13.50 108.06 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 140.40 2014-03-15 139.60 147.50 75.00 142.04 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 2014-03-15 0.10 1.81 -1.77 0.35 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Producer Prices 110.30 2014-03-15 109.80 110.30 100.20 110.65 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.40 2014-03-15 0.90 19.57 -6.86 0.86 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.70 2014-03-15 1.57 13.59 0.00 1.90 2014-06-30 Percent [+]


US Jobless Claims Rise Slightly  
In the week ending April 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 304,000, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 300,000 to 302,000. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims.
US Industrial Production Slows in March  
Industrial production increased 0.7 percent in March after having advanced 1.2 percent in February. Yet, manufacturing output rose for the second straight month.
US Housing Starts Rise Below Forecasts  
Privately-owned housing starts in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000. This is 2.8 percent above the revised February estimate of 920,000, but down 5.9 percent year-on-year.
US Inflation Rate Up to 1.5% in March  
US annual consumer prices accelerated to 1.5 percent in March, boosted by higher shelter and food cost. On a monthly basis, the inflation rate edged up to 0.2 percent, following a 0.1 percent increase in February.
US Retail Sales Beat Expectations in March  
Retail sales increased 1.1 percent over the previous month in March of 2014, up from a revised 0.7 percent rise in February. It is the biggest growth rate in 1-1/2 years.
US Consumer Sentiment Up to 9-Month High  
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index increased to a preliminary reading of 82.6 in April of 2014, up from March’s final 80.0. It is the highest level since July of 2013, as current conditions and expectations surged.
US Jobless Claims Down to Nearly 7-Year Low  
In the week ending April 5, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 300,000, a decrease of 32,000 from the previous week's revised level. The last time initial claims were this low was May 12, 2007 when they were 297,000. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims.
US Unemployment Rate Steady at 6.7%  
In March of 2014, the number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at 10.5 million, and the unemployment rate held at 6.7 percent. Over the year, the number of unemployed persons and the jobless rate were down by 1.2 million and 0.8 percentage point, respectively.
US Non-Farm Payrolls Rise 192K in March  
In March, total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 192,000, down from 197,00 in the previous month. Job growth averaged 183,000 per month over the prior 12 months. In March, employment grew in professional and business services, in health care, and in mining and logging.
US Service Sector Accelerates in March  
The Institute for Supply Management index of non-manufacturing activity rose to 53.1 in March, up from February’s reading of 51.6, as employment increased.


Bank of Thailand Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Monetary Policy Committee left the benchmark interest rate on hold at 2.0 percent. Policymakers expect 2014 growth to be lower than previous assessed due to prolonged political unrest.
South Africa Inflation Rate Back to 6%  
South African annual consumer prices accelerated for the fourth straight month in March of 2014 to a six-month high 6 percent. On a monthly basis, prices advanced 1.3 percent, the fastest pace in five years.
Singapore Inflation Rate Edges Up in March  
Annual consumer prices rose 1.2 percent in March of 2014, up from a 0.4 percent increase in February, mainly due to a smaller fall in car prices. Contributions from all other major categories, except accommodation, were also slightly higher.
Australia Inflation Rate Accelerates Further in Q1  
Australian annual consumer prices advanced 2.9 percent in the first three months of 2014, up from 2.7 percent in the previous quarter, but below market forecasts. The rise was driven by seasonal increases in cost of healthcare, transport and school fees, and by a large hike in tobacco duties.
Mexico Unemployment Rate Up to 4.8% in March  
Mexican unadjusted jobless rate rose to 4.8 percent in March of 2014, up from 4.65 percent in February and 4.51 percent a year earlier. Upon seasonal adjustment, the unemployment rate rose to its highest in more than one year to 5.25 percent.
Hong Kong Unemployment Rate Unchanged in March  
Hong Kong’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained steady at 3.1 percent for the third consecutive period in January to March of 2014, down from 3.5 percent a year earlier.
Hong Kong Inflation Rate Unchanged in March  
Hong Kong annual consumer prices rose 3.9 percent in March of 2014, the same rate recorded in February. In the first quarter of 2014, the inflation rate rose by 4.2 percent over a year earlier. The corresponding increase after netting out the effects of all Government's one-off relief measures was 3.8 percent.
China Cuts Reserve Ratio for Rural Banks  
The People's Bank of China decided to cut the reserve requirement ratio by 2 percentage points for rural commercial banks and by 0.5 percentage point for rural credit cooperatives, aiming to stimulate growth in some parts of the country. The cut will be effective from April 25th, 2014.
Japanese Trade Deficit Widens in March  
Japan’s trade gap increased to a wider-than-expected ¥ 1446.3 billion in March of 2014, up from a revised ¥ 802.5 billion deficit in the previous month and a ¥ 356.9 billion gap a year earlier, as energy imports continued to rise.
Chile Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
At its April 17th, 2014 meeting, Central Bank of Chile left the benchmark interest rate on hold at 4 percent, following last month's cut, citing low output and demand, but hinted possible future rate cuts, depending on domestic and external conditions.

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