United States Inflation Rate 1914-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The inflation rate in the United States was recorded at -0.10 percent in January of 2015. Inflation Rate in the United States averaged 3.34 percent from 1914 until 2015, 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.

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United States Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.10 0.80 23.70 -15.80 1914 - 2015 percent Monthly
1982-1984=100, NSA
In the United States, unadjusted Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers is based on the prices of a market basket of: food (14 percent of total weight), energy (9.3 percent), commodities less food and energy commodities (19.4 percent) and services less energy services (57.3 percent). The last category is divided by: shelter (32.1 percent), medical care services (5.8 percent) and transportation 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 Thursday, March 5, 2015.


US Inflation Rate Turns Negative


Consumer prices in the US dropped 0.1 percent year-on-year in January, the lowest rate since late 2009. On a monthly basis, prices went down 0.7 percent due to falling gasoline cost.

Year-on-year, energy prices fell 19.6 percent, with gasoline recording the highest drop (-35.4 percent). Additional downward pressures came from utility gas service (-0.4 percent), used cars and trucks (-4.0 percent), and apparel (-1.4 percent). In contrast, food cost rose 3.2 percent. The index for all items less food and energy increased 1.6 percent.   

On a monthly basis, the energy index fell 9.7 percent as the gasoline index fell 18.7 percent in January, the sharpest in a series of seven consecutive declines. The gasoline decrease was overwhelmingly the cause of the decline in the all items index, which would have risen 0.1 percent had the gasoline index been unchanged. The fuel oil index also fell sharply, and the index for natural gas turned down, although the electricity index rose. The food index was unchanged in January, with the food at home index falling for the first time since May 2013.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in January. The shelter index rose 0.3 percent, and the indexes for personal care, for apparel, and for recreation increased as well. The medical care index was unchanged, while an array of indexes declined in January, including those for household furnishings and operations, alcoholic beverages, new vehicles, used cars and trucks, airline fares, and tobacco.

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
2/26/2015 1:48:15 PM


Recent Releases

US Inflation Rate At 5-Year Low
US annual inflation rate slowed to 0.8 percent in December from 1.3 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest figure since October of 2009 as cost of energy plunged. On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.4 percent, the biggest decline in six years. Published on 2015-01-16

US Inflation Rate Slows to 1.3%
US annual inflation rate eased to 1.3 percent in November from 1.7 percent in the previous three months due to a fall in energy cost. On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased 0.3 percent, the biggest decline in six years. Published on 2014-12-17


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-12-17 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Nov
1.3% 1.7% 1.4% 1.87%
2015-01-16 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Dec
0.8% 1.3% 0.7% 0.6%
2015-02-26 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
-0.1% 0.8% -0.1% 0.6%
2015-03-24 12:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
-0.1% 0.93%
2015-04-17 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
1.13%
2015-05-22 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
1.33%


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.10 0.80 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.70 -0.30 1.81 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 234.67 236.28 237.75 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.60 1.60 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 239.87 239.44 239.87 28.50 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 108.63 108.60 108.63 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 110.00 110.90 111.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 0.00 1.10 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 125.60 128.20 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 127.20 130.90 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.20 3.40 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
Core Pce Price Index 108.12 108.11 108.12 17.59 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 108.74 109.00 109.20 17.12 Index Points [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.70 Nov/14 2.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 7.14 Jan/15 6.41 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.00 Jan/15 1.50 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 0.80 Jan/15 1.50 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.30 Feb/15 -0.60 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.40 Jan/15 0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.10 Feb/15 -0.40 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.11 Jan/15 5.00 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.29 Feb/15 6.96 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.19 Feb/15 -0.60 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.40 Jan/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.07 Jan/15 4.08 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.00 Jan/15 0.70 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.00 Jan/15 11.40 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.50 Feb/15 0.80 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -1.10 Feb/15 -1.30 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.50 Jan/15 -0.30 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.55 Feb/15 7.24 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.30 Jan/15 0.50 8.50 0.30 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Jan/15 0.80 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]