United States Inflation Rate 1914-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The inflation rate in the United States was recorded at 1.70 percent in October of 2014. Inflation Rate in the United States averaged 3.32 Percent from 1914 until 2014, 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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United States Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.70 1.70 23.70 -15.80 1914 - 2014 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 Thursday, November 27, 2014.


US Inflation Rate Stable at 1.7%


US annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.7 percent for the third consecutive month in October, as fall in energy prices was enough to offset higher food and shelter cost. Prices remained unchanged compared with the previous month.

Year-on-year energy prices declined 1.6 percent as cost of gasoline and fuel oil dropped by 5 percent and 6.5 percent respectively. Food cost increased by 3.1 percent. The index for all items less food and energy went up by 1.8 percent following a 1.7 percent rise in the previous month. Cost of services less energy increased by 2.5 percent with shelter and transportation index going up by 3 percent and 1.8 percent respectively.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices were unchanged in October, following a 0.1 percent increase in the previous month.Energy prices fell 1.9 percent, its fourth consecutive decline,  as cost of gasoline and fuel oil dropped by 3 percent and 4 percent respectively. In contrast, food cost went up by 0.1 percent, its smallest increase since June. The index for all items less food and energy rose by 0.2 percent. Cost of services less energy increased by 0.3 percent with shelter and transportation cost going up by 0.2 percent and 0.8 percent respectively.


BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/20/2014 2:50:42 PM


Recent Releases

US Inflation Rate Steady at 1.7%
US annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.7 percent in September, the same as in August. On a monthly basis consumer prices rose 0.1 percent, as increases in shelter and food cost outweighed declines in energy prices. Published on 2014-10-22

US Inflation Rate Falls to 1.7%
US annual inflation rate slowed for the second straight month to 1.7 percent in August from 2 percent in July, due to falling energy prices. The monthly rate dropped for the first time in sixteen months by 0.2 percent. Published on 2014-09-17


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-09-17 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Aug 2014
1.7% 2.0% 1.9% 2%
2014-10-22 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Sep 2014
1.7% 1.7% 1.6% 1.55%
2014-11-20 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Oct 2014
1.7% 1.7% 1.6% 1.7%
2014-12-17 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Nov 2014
1.7% 1.87%


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.70 1.70 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 0.10 1.81 -1.77 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 237.64 237.63 237.90 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.80 1.70 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 239.16 238.67 239.16 28.50 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 108.60 108.23 108.60 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 111.40 111.20 111.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.50 1.60 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 130.60 131.90 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 136.40 138.20 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.10 2.87 18.68 -0.47 percent [+]
Core Pce Price Index 107.93 107.80 107.93 17.59 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 109.15 109.07 109.15 17.12 Index Points [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 2.30 Aug/14 3.00 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 6.59 Oct/14 6.75 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 2.40 Oct/14 2.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.60 Oct/14 1.60 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.40 Oct/14 0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.50 Oct/14 0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.80 Oct/14 0.80 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.52 Oct/14 6.46 11.16 5.52 percent [+]
Indonesia 4.83 Oct/14 4.53 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.10 Oct/14 -0.20 25.64 -2.44 percent [+]
Japan 3.20 Sep/14 3.30 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 4.30 Oct/14 4.22 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.10 Oct/14 0.90 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 8.30 Oct/14 8.00 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 1.20 Oct/14 1.10 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.10 Oct/14 -0.20 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland 0.00 Oct/14 -0.10 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 8.96 Oct/14 8.86 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 1.30 Oct/14 1.20 8.50 0.50 percent [+]
United States 1.70 Oct/14 1.70 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]