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

The inflation rate in the United States was recorded at 1.30 percent in November of 2014. Inflation Rate in the United States averaged 3.32 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.

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United States Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.30 1.70 23.70 -15.80 1914 - 2014 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 Tuesday, December 23, 2014.


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.

Year-on-year, energy cost fell 4.8 percent, due to lower prices for energy commodities (-10.2 percent), gasoline (-10.5 percent) and fuel oil (-10.1 percent). Food prices increased 3.2 percent and electricity rose 2.8 percent. The index for all items less food and energy went up 1.7 percent, slowing from 1.8 percent in the previous month.

On a monthly basis, the gasoline index posted its sharpest decline since December 2008 and was the main cause of the decrease in the seasonally adjusted all items index. The indexes for fuel oil and natural gas also declined, and the energy index fell 3.8 percent. The food index rose 0.2 percent with major grocery store food groups mixed.

The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in November. The shelter index rose 0.3 percent, and the indexes for medical care, airline fares, and alcoholic beverages also rose. In contrast, the indexes for apparel, used cars and trucks, recreation, household furnishings and operations, personal care, and new vehicles all declined in November.

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
12/17/2014 2:23:31 PM


Recent Releases

US Inflation Rate Stable at 1.7%
US annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.7 percent for the third consecutive month in October, as fall in energy prices was enough to offset higher food and shelter cost. Prices remained unchanged compared with the previous month. Published on 2014-11-20

US Inflation Rate Steady at 1.7%
US annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.7 percent in September, the same as in August. On a monthly basis consumer prices rose 0.1 percent, as increases in shelter and food cost outweighed declines in energy prices. Published on 2014-10-22


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-10-22 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Sep
1.7% 1.7% 1.6% 1.55%
2014-11-20 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Oct
1.7% 1.7% 1.6% 1.7%
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
1.3% 1.26%
2015-02-26 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
1.4%
2015-03-24 12:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
1.58%


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.30 1.70 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.30 0.00 1.81 -1.77 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 237.03 237.64 237.90 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.70 1.80 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 239.33 239.16 239.33 28.50 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 108.60 108.23 108.60 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 111.20 111.40 111.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.40 1.50 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 129.30 130.60 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 134.60 136.60 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.10 2.93 18.68 -0.47 percent [+]
Core Pce Price Index 108.14 107.94 108.14 17.59 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 109.22 109.16 109.22 17.12 Index Points [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 2.30 Aug/14 3.00 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 6.56 Nov/14 6.59 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 2.00 Nov/14 2.40 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Nov/14 1.60 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.30 Nov/14 0.40 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.30 Nov/14 0.50 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.57 Nov/14 0.80 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 4.38 Nov/14 5.52 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.23 Nov/14 4.83 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.19 Nov/14 0.10 25.64 -2.44 percent [+]
Japan 2.90 Oct/14 3.20 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 4.17 Nov/14 4.30 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Nov/14 1.10 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 9.10 Nov/14 8.30 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 1.00 Nov/14 1.20 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.40 Nov/14 -0.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.10 Nov/14 0.00 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 9.15 Nov/14 8.96 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 1.00 Nov/14 1.30 8.50 0.50 percent [+]
United States 1.30 Nov/14 1.70 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]