United States Inflation Rate 1914-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The inflation rate in the United States was recorded at -0.20 percent in April of 2015. Inflation Rate in the United States averaged 3.33 percent from 1914 until 2015, 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
-0.20 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 1914 - 2015 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 Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-24 12:30 PM Feb 0% -0.1% -0.1% -0.12%
2015-04-17 01:30 PM Mar -0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
2015-05-22 01:30 PM Apr -0.2% -0.1% -0.1% 0.0%
2015-06-18 01:30 PM May -0.2% 1.5%
2015-07-17 01:30 PM Jun 1.67%
2015-08-19 01:30 PM Jul 1.82%


US Inflation Rate Falls Further


Consumer prices in the United States went down 0.2 percent year-on-year in April, following a 0.1 percent drop in March due to falling energy cost. Yet, core inflation was unchanged at 1.8 percent, beating market forecasts.

The decline was driven by the energy index, which fell 19.4 percent over the last 12 months, with all the major components declining except electricity. The food index rose 2.0 percent over the last year, and the index for all items less food and energy rose 1.8 percent.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.1 percent in April, down from 0.2 percent in March. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.3 percent and led to the slight increase in the seasonally adjusted all items index. The index for shelter rose, as did the indexes for medical care, household furnishings and operations, used cars and trucks, and new vehicles. In contrast, the indexes for apparel and airline fares declined in April. The energy index declined in April, while the food index was unchanged. The indexes for gasoline, natural gas, and fuel oil all declined, while the electricity index was unchanged. The food at home index declined for the second month in a row, offsetting an increase in the index for food away from home. Major grocery store food group indexes were mixed.

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
5/22/2015 1:42:19 PM


Recent Releases

US Inflation Rate Back to Negative Territory
Consumer prices in the United States fell 0.1 percent year-on-year in March after being flat in February due to lower energy cost. Yet, core inflation edged up to 1.8 percent. Published on 2015-04-17

US Inflation Rate at 0% in February
US consumer prices were unchanged in the year to February 2015, after dropping 0.1 percent in January as decline in energy index was offset by a higher cost of food, shelter and medical care. Published on 2015-03-24


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.20 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.20 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 235.98 235.74 237.75 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.80 1.80 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 241.40 240.79 241.40 28.50 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 108.61 108.64 108.64 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 109.30 109.70 111.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -1.30 -0.80 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 125.10 126.00 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 124.80 125.80 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.00 2.30 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
Core Pce Price Index 108.49 108.33 108.49 17.59 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 108.64 108.46 109.20 17.12 Index Points [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Feb/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.17 Apr/15 8.13 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 0.80 Apr/15 1.20 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.50 Apr/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.00 Apr/15 -0.10 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.10 Apr/15 -0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.50 Apr/15 0.30 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 4.87 Apr/15 5.25 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.79 Apr/15 6.38 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.20 May/15 -0.10 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.60 Apr/15 2.30 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.06 Apr/15 3.14 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.60 Apr/15 0.38 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.40 Apr/15 16.90 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Apr/15 0.40 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.20 May/15 -0.60 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.10 Apr/15 -0.90 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.91 Apr/15 7.61 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom -0.10 Apr/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States -0.20 Apr/15 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]