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

Consumer prices in the United States increased 0.7 percent year-on-year in December of 2015, higher than 0.5 percent in the previous month but below market expectations of 0.8 percent. Yet, it is the highest rate in a year. The monthly inflation turned negative to -0.1 percent for the first time in three months due to sharper declines in energy prices. Inflation Rate in the United States averaged 3.31 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.

United States Inflation Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.70 0.50 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. United States Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-11-17 01:30 PM Oct 0.2% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
2015-12-15 01:30 PM Nov 0.5% 0.2% 0.4% 0.3%
2016-01-20 01:30 PM Dec 0.7% 0.5% 0.8% 0.6%
2016-02-19 01:30 PM Jan 0.7% 0.76%
2016-03-16 12:30 PM Feb 0.80%
2016-04-14 12:30 PM Mar 0.83%

US Inflation Rate at 12-Month High


Consumer prices in the United States increased 0.7 percent year-on-year in December of 2015, higher than 0.5 percent in the previous month but below market expectations of 0.8 percent.

Year-on-year, upward pressure came from prices of services less energy (2.9 percent, the same as in November), namely shelter (3.2 percent, the same as in November), medical care (2.9 percent from 2.5 percent in November) and transportation services (2.6 percent from 2.3 percent in November). Food inflation slowed to 0.8 percent from 1.3 percent in November. In contrast, energy cost fell 12.6 percent, lower than a 14.7 percent drop in the previous month.

Annual core inflation which excludes food and energy accelerated to 2.1 percent, the highest since July of 2012.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged down 0.1 percent as cost of energy and food declined for the second month in a row. The energy index fell 2.4 percent as all major component energy indexes declined. The food index fell 0.2 percent as the index for food at home decreased 0.5 percent, led by a sharp decline in the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs.  

Excluding food and energy, prices rose 0.1 percent in December, its smallest increase since August. The index for shelter continued to rise and the indexes for medical care, household furnishings and operations, motor vehicle insurance, education, used cars and trucks, and tobacco also increased in December. However, a number of indexes declined, including those for apparel, airline fares, personal care, new vehicles, and communication.

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
1/20/2016 1:51:16 PM

United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.70 0.50 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 0.00 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 237.85 238.11 238.11 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 244.45 244.14 244.45 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.10 2.00 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 110.25 110.03 110.25 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 109.60 109.80 111.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -1.00 -1.10 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 119.90 121.30 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 119.40 120.80 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.80 1.30 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
Pce Price Index 109.73 109.84 109.84 17.12 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 110.07 110.02 110.07 17.60 Index Points [+]




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Serbia 1.50 Dec/15
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Sierra Leone 8.85 Dec/15
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