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

Consumer prices in the United States rose 0.9 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, lower than 1 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of a 1.1 percent increase. Cost of shelter, medical care and food slowed while energy prices declined slightly more. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.1 percent. 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
0.90 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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-19 01:30 PM Jan 1.4% 0.7% 1.3% 0.8%
2016-03-16 12:30 PM Feb 1.0% 1.4% 0.9% 1.1%
2016-04-14 12:30 PM Mar 0.9% 1.0% 1.1% 1.1%
2016-05-17 12:30 PM Apr 0.9% 0.9%
2016-06-16 12:30 PM May 1%
2016-07-15 12:30 PM Jun 0.8%

US Inflation Rate Slows for 2nd Month


Consumer prices in the United States rose 0.9 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, lower than 1 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of a 1.1 percent increase. Cost of shelter, medical care and food slowed while energy prices declined slightly more.

Year-on-year, prices of services less energy (3 percent compared to 3.1 percent in February), namely shelter (3.2 percent compared to 3.3 percent in February) and medical care (3.6 percent compared to 3.9 percent in February) grew at a slower pace and food inflation eased (0.8 percent compared to 0.9 percent in February). In contrast, cost of transportation services (2.8 percent) increased at the same pace as in February. Pries of energy shrank 12.6 percent following a 12.5 percent decline in the previous month.

Annual core inflation which excludes food and energy eased for the first time in ten months to 2.2 percent from 2.3 percent in February.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.1 percent, recovering from a 0.2 percent drop in the previous month. The energy index rose for the first time since November, with all of its major components except natural gas increasing. The food index fell 0.2 percent after rising in February, as five of the six major grocery store food groups declined. 

Excluding food and energy, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent, the smallest increase since August. The indexes for shelter, recreation, medical care, education, tobacco, and personal care were among those that rose, while the indexes for apparel, airline fares, communication, household furnishings and operations, and used cars and trucks all declined.


BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/14/2016 1:57:36 PM

United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.90 1.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 -0.20 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 237.92 237.71 238.11 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 246.10 245.93 246.10 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.20 2.30 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 110.48 110.29 110.48 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 109.50 109.60 111.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -0.10 0.00 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 118.20 118.20 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 117.50 117.80 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.80 0.90 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
Pce Price Index 109.91 109.86 109.96 17.12 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 110.66 110.56 110.66 17.60 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 191.26 187.35 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]




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Egypt 9.00 Mar/16
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Hong Kong 3.00 Mar/16
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Jamaica 3.00 Mar/16
Japan -0.10 Mar/16
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Kenya 5.27 Apr/16
Kosovo 0.10 Mar/16
Kuwait 3.10 Mar/16
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Laos 1.13 Mar/16
Latvia -0.60 Mar/16
Lebanon -3.57 Mar/16
Lesotho 6.60 Feb/16
Liberia 8.00 Dec/15
Libya 10.10 Nov/15
Liechtenstein -0.90 Mar/16
Lithuania 1.20 Mar/16
Luxembourg 0.07 Apr/16
Macau 3.31 Mar/16
Macedonia -0.40 Mar/16
Madagascar 7.20 Feb/16
Malawi 22.10 Mar/16
Malaysia 2.60 Mar/16
Maldives 1.30 Feb/16
Mali -1.50 Feb/16
Malta 1.00 Mar/16
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Mexico 2.60 Mar/16
Moldova 9.40 Mar/16
Mongolia 1.70 Mar/16
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Morocco 1.80 Mar/16
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Paraguay 4.50 Apr/16
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Poland -1.10 Apr/16
Portugal 0.40 Mar/16
Puerto Rico 0.50 Feb/16
Qatar 3.30 Mar/16
Republic of the Congo 3.70 Apr/15
Romania -3.00 Mar/16
Russia 7.30 Mar/16
Rwanda 5.80 Mar/16
Sao Tome and Principe 4.30 Feb/16
Saudi Arabia 4.30 Mar/16
Senegal 1.30 Mar/16
Serbia 0.60 Mar/16
Seychelles -3.20 Mar/16
Sierra Leone 8.85 Dec/15
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Slovakia -0.50 Mar/16
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Somalia -4.00 Dec/14
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South Korea 1.00 Apr/16
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Togo 1.10 Mar/16
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