United States Inflation Rate  1914-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Consumer prices in the United States increased 1 percent year-on-year in June of 2016, the same as in the previous month and slightly below market expectations of a 1.1 percent rise. Inflation accelerated for shelter and medical care and energy prices fell at a slower pace while food inflation reached the lowest in more than 6 years. Inflation Rate in the United States averaged 3.30 percent from 1914 until 2016, 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.00 1.00 23.70 -15.80 1914 - 2016 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. United States Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-05-17 12:30 PM Apr 1.1% 0.9% 1.1% 1%
2016-06-16 12:30 PM May 1% 1.1% 1.1% 1.2%
2016-07-15 12:30 PM Jun 1% 1% 1.1% 1%
2016-08-16 12:30 PM Jul 1% 1%
2016-09-16 12:30 PM Aug 0.9%
2016-10-18 12:30 PM Sep 1.2%

US Inflation Rate Steady at 1% in June


Consumer prices in the United States increased 1 percent year-on-year in June of 2016, the same as in the previous month and slightly below market expectations of a 1.1 percent rise. Inflation accelerated for shelter and medical care and energy prices fell at a slower pace while food inflation reached the lowest in more than 6 years.

Year-on-year, prices of services less energy increased 3.2 percent, the same as in May: while inflation accelerated for shelter (3.5 percent from 3.4 percent in May) and medical care (3.8 percent from 3.5 percent in May), cost of transportation services increased at a slower pace (3 percent from 3.2 percent in May). Food inflation eased for the second straight month to 0.3 percent from 0.7 percent in May, reaching the lowest since March of 2010 while energy prices fell less (-9.4 percent from -10.1 percent in May).

Annual core inflation which excludes food and energy went up to 2.3 percent from 2.2 percent in the previous month.

Monthly inflation came in at 0.2 percent, the same as in May and lower than market expectations of 0.3 percent. The food index fell 0.1 percent, with the food at home index declining 0.3 percent. The index for energy rose 1.3 percent, due mainly to a 3.3 percent increase in the gasoline prices while cost for natural gas and electricity declined.  

Excluding food and energy, consumer prices also went up 0.2 percent. The shelter index rose 0.3 percent, and a broad array of indexes also increased, including medical care, education, airline fares, motor vehicle insurance, and recreation. In contrast, the indexes for used cars and trucks, apparel, communication, and household furnishings and operations all declined in June.   


BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/15/2016 2:13:36 PM

United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.00 1.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.20 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 239.93 239.41 239.93 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 247.50 247.07 247.50 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.30 2.20 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 110.39 110.29 110.39 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 110.70 110.10 111.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 0.30 -0.10 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 120.90 120.00 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 120.50 120.20 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.30 0.70 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
Pce Price Index 110.43 110.25 110.43 17.12 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 111.02 110.87 111.02 17.60 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 200.26 198.61 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]




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