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

Consumer prices in the United States went up 1 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, slowing slightly from a 1.1 percent rise in April. Figures came below market expectations of 1.1 percent as inflation for food and transportation services slowed while energy cost fell at a faster pace. Yet, core inflation accelerated slightly to 2.2 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
1.00 1.10 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)
2016-04-14 12:30 PM Mar 0.9% 1.0% 1.1% 1.1%
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%
2016-08-16 12:30 PM Jul 0.8%
2016-09-16 12:30 PM Aug 0.9%

US Inflation Rate Slows to 1%


Consumer prices in the United States went up 1 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, slowing slightly from a 1.1 percent rise in April. Figures came below market expectations of 1.1 percent as inflation for food and transportation services slowed while energy cost fell at a faster pace. Yet, core inflation accelerated slightly to 2.2 percent.

Year-on-year, food inflation slowed (0.7 percent compared to 0.9 percent in April); prices of transportation services increased at a slower pace (3.2 percent from 3.3 percent in April) and energy cost fell more (-10.1 percent, following an 8.9 percent decrease in April). In contrast, prices increased at a faster pace for services less energy (3.2 percent compared to 3 percent in April); shelter (3.4 percent compared to 3.2 percent in April) and medical care (3.5 percent compared to 3.1 percent in April). 

Annual core inflation which excludes food and energy went up to 2.2 percent from 2.1 percent in the previous month. 

Monthly inflation slowed to 0.2 percent from 0.4 percent in April. The food index declined 0.2 percent but the index for energy increased 1.2 percent, as the gasoline index rose 2.3 percent and the indexes for fuel oil and natural gas also advanced.  

The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent, the same as in April. The shelter index rose 0.4 percent, and the indexes for medical care, apparel, motor vehicle insurance, and education were among indexes that also increased. These advances more than offset declines in an array of indexes including used cars and trucks, communications, household furnishings and operations, airline fares, and new vehicles.


BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/16/2016 1:57:45 PM

United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.00 1.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.40 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 239.41 238.89 239.41 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 247.07 246.57 247.07 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.20 2.10 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 110.39 110.29 110.39 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 110.10 109.70 111.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -0.10 0.00 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 120.00 118.70 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 120.20 118.50 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.70 0.90 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 198.61 195.49 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]




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Lithuania 0.50 May/16
Luxembourg -0.03 May/16
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Serbia 0.70 May/16
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