United States Inflation Rate 1914-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The inflation rate in the United States was recorded at 1.70 percent in August of 2014. Inflation Rate in the United States averaged 3.33 Percent from 1914 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 23.70 Percent in June of 1920 and a record low of -15.80 Percent in June of 1921. Inflation Rate in the United States is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

   
 
 

United States Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.70 2.00 23.70 -15.80 1914 - 2014 Percent Monthly
1982-1984=100, NSA
In the United States, the most important categories in the unadjusted Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers are Shelter (31 percent of the total index) and Commodities other than food and energy (20 percent). Food accounts for 14 percent of total index and Energy for 10 percent. Transportation services constitute around 6 percent of the measure and Medical care services 5.5 percent. This page provides - United States Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - United States Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.


US Inflation Rate Falls to 1.7%


US annual inflation rate slowed for the second straight month to 1.7 percent in August from 2 percent in July, due to falling energy prices. The monthly rate dropped for the first time in sixteen months by 0.2 percent.

The seasonally adjusted decline in the all items index was the first since April 2013. The indexes for food and shelter rose, but the increases were more than offset by declines in energy indexes, especially gasoline. The energy index fell 2.6 percent, with the gasoline index declining 4.1 percent and the indexes for natural gas and fuel oil also decreasing. 

The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in August; this was the first month since October 2010 that the index did not increase. While the shelter index increased and the indexes for new vehicles and for alcoholic beverages also rose, these advances were offset by declines in several indexes, including airline fares, recreation, household furnishings and operations, apparel, and used cars and trucks.

The all items index increased 1.7 percent over the last 12 months, a decline from the 2.0 percent figure for the 12 months ending July, and the smallest 12-month change since March. The index for all items less food and energy also rose 1.7 percent over the last 12 months. The food index has risen 2.7 percent over the span, while the energy index has increased 0.4 percent.

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/17/2014 1:44:19 PM


Recent Releases

US Inflation Rate Down to 2%
US annual inflation rate slowed to 2 percent in July from 2.1 percent in the previous two months, in line with market expectations and driven by a fall in energy cost. Published on 2014-08-19

US Inflation Rate Steady at 2.1%
US consumer prices rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in June, the same rate recorded in May. On a monthly basis, prices increased 0.3 percent, following a 0.4 percent rise in the previous month, driven by higher gasoline cost. Published on 2014-07-22


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-06-17 01:30 PM United States
Inflation Rate YoY
May 2014 2.1% 2% 2% 1.89%
2014-07-22 01:30 PM United States
Inflation Rate YoY
Jun 2014 2.1% 2.1% 2.1% 2.1%
2014-08-19 01:30 PM United States
Inflation Rate YoY
Jul 2014 2.0% 2.1% 2% 1.87%
2014-09-17 01:30 PM United States
Inflation Rate YoY
Aug 2014 1.7% 2.0% 1.9% 2%
2014-10-22 01:30 PM United States
Inflation Rate YoY
Sep 2014 1.7% 2.1%


Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.70 2.00 23.70 -15.80 Percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.20 0.09 1.81 -1.77 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 237.42 237.90 237.90 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.70 1.90 13.60 0.00 Percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 238.34 238.31 238.34 28.50 Index Points [+]
Gdp Deflator 108.23 107.65 108.23 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 111.30 111.30 111.30 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.80 1.70 19.57 -6.86 Percent [+]
Export Prices 132.40 133.10 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 138.80 140.00 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.60 2.43 18.68 -0.47 Percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 3.00 Jun/14 2.90 23.90 -1.30 Percent [+]
Brazil 6.51 Aug/14 6.50 6821.31 1.65 Percent [+]
Canada 2.10 Aug/14 2.10 21.60 -17.80 Percent [+]
China 2.00 Aug/14 2.30 28.40 -2.20 Percent [+]
Euro Area 0.40 Aug/14 0.40 5.00 -0.70 Percent [+]
France 0.40 Aug/14 0.50 18.80 -0.70 Percent [+]
Germany 0.80 Aug/14 0.85 11.54 -7.62 Percent [+]
India 7.80 Aug/14 7.96 11.16 7.31 Percent [+]
Indonesia 3.99 Aug/14 4.53 82.40 -1.17 Percent [+]
Italy -0.10 Aug/14 0.09 25.64 -2.44 Percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Jul/14 3.60 25.00 -2.52 Percent [+]
Mexico 4.15 Aug/14 4.07 179.73 2.91 Percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Aug/14 0.89 11.19 -1.30 Percent [+]
Russia 7.60 Aug/14 7.50 2333.30 3.60 Percent [+]
South Korea 1.40 Aug/14 1.60 32.50 0.20 Percent [+]
Spain -0.50 Aug/14 -0.34 28.43 -1.37 Percent [+]
Switzerland 0.10 Aug/14 0.00 11.92 -1.37 Percent [+]
Turkey 9.54 Aug/14 9.32 138.71 -4.01 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 1.50 Aug/14 1.60 8.50 0.50 Percent [+]
United States 1.70 Aug/14 2.00 23.70 -15.80 Percent [+]





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