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

Consumer prices in the United States rose 0.8 percent year-on-year in July of 2016, following a 1 percent increase in the previous two months and below market expectations of 0.9 percent. It is the lowest inflation figure since December. The food index was unchanged in July after falling in May and June.The energy index declined 1.6 percent in July after rising 6.1 percent over the previous 3 months. The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in July after rising 0.2 percent in June. The shelter index increased 0.2 percent in July following a 0.4 percent rise in May and a 0.3 percent increase in June. The medical care index rose 0.5 percent in July. Inflation Rate in the United States averaged 3.29 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
0.80 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 August of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 0.8% 1% 0.9% 1%
2016-09-16 12:30 PM Aug 0.8% 0.9%
2016-10-18 12:30 PM Sep 1.2%
2016-11-17 01:30 PM Oct 1.2%

US Inflation Rate Slows to 7-Month Low of 0.8%


Consumer prices in the United States rose 0.8 percent year-on-year in July of 2016, following a 1 percent increase in the previous two months and below market expectations of 0.9 percent. It is the lowest inflation figure since December last year as shelter cost rose at a slower pace, food inflation eased to a fresh 6-1/2-year low and energy cost fell further.

Year-on-year, prices of services less energy increased 3.1 percent, slowing from a 3.2 percent rise in June: inflation accelerated for medical care (4.1 percent from 3.8 percent in June), was steady for transportation services (3 percent) and slowed for shelter (3.3 percent from 3.5 percent in June). Food inflation eased for the third straight month to 0.2 percent from 0.3 percent in June, reaching a new low since March of 2010. In addition, energy prices fell more (-10.9 percent from -9.4 percent in June).

Annual core inflation which excludes food and energy eased to 2.2 percent from 2.3 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 2.3 percent.  

On a monthly basis, consumer prices were unchanged in July, in line with forecasts and following a 0.2 percent rise in the previous two months. The energy index declined 1.6 percent after rising in each of the last four months, mainly due to a sharp decrease in the gasoline index. Food prices were unchanged: the food at home index declined 0.2 percent as four of the six major grocery store food group indexes decreased, while the index for food away from home rose 0.2 percent.

Excluding food and energy, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent, its smallest increase since March. 

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
8/16/2016 1:54:02 PM

United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.80 1.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 0.20 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 239.83 239.93 239.93 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 247.71 247.50 247.71 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.20 2.30 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 111.26 110.63 111.26 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 110.30 110.70 111.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -0.20 0.30 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 121.10 120.90 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 120.70 120.60 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.20 0.30 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
Pce Price Index 110.66 110.66 110.66 17.12 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 111.37 111.24 111.37 17.60 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 197.15 200.26 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]




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