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

The inflation rate in the United States was recorded at 0 percent in February 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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United States Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.00 -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 Wednesday, April 1, 2015.


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.

The all items index was unchanged over the past 12 months, after showing a 0.1-percent decline for the 12 months ending January. Over the last 12 months the food index rose 3.0 percent and the index for all items less food and energy increased 1.7 percent. Additional upward pressure came from shelter (3 percent), medical care services (1.8 percent) and transportation services (1.8 percent). These increases were offset by an 18.8-percent decline in the energy index. 

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent over the previous month after declining 0.7 percent in January. The seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index was broad-based, with increases in shelter, energy, and food indexes all contributing. The energy index rose after a long series of declines, increasing 1.0 percent as the gasoline index turned up after falling in recent months. The food index, unchanged last month, also rose in February, though major grocery store food group indexes were mixed.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in February, the same increase as in January. In addition to shelter, the indexes for used cars and trucks, apparel, new vehicles, tobacco, and airline fares were among those that increased. The medical care index was unchanged, while the personal care index declined.
  


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | anna@tradingeconomics.com
3/24/2015 12:51:23 PM


Recent Releases

US Inflation Rate Turns Negative
Consumer prices in the US dropped 0.1 percent year-on-year in January, the lowest rate since late 2009. On a monthly basis, prices went down 0.7 percent due to falling gasoline cost. Published on 2015-02-26

US Inflation Rate At 5-Year Low
US annual inflation rate slowed to 0.8 percent in December from 1.3 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest figure since October of 2009 as cost of energy plunged. On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.4 percent, the biggest decline in six years. Published on 2015-01-16


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-01-16 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Dec
0.8% 1.3% 0.7% 0.6%
2015-02-26 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
-0.1% 0.8% -0.1% 0.6%
2015-03-24 12:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
0% -0.1% -0.1% -0.12%
2015-04-17 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
1.13%
2015-05-22 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
1.33%
2015-06-18 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  May
1.5%


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.00 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 -0.70 1.81 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 235.18 234.67 237.75 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.70 1.60 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 240.24 239.87 240.24 28.50 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 108.63 108.60 108.63 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 109.50 110.00 111.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -0.60 0.00 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 125.80 125.90 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 126.70 126.20 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.00 3.20 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
Core Pce Price Index 108.19 108.13 108.19 17.59 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 108.48 108.30 109.20 17.12 Index Points [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.70 Nov/14 2.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 7.70 Feb/15 7.14 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.00 Feb/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Feb/15 0.80 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.30 Feb/15 -0.40 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Mar/15 0.09 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.37 Feb/15 5.19 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.29 Feb/15 6.96 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.09 Mar/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.20 Feb/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.00 Feb/15 3.07 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.14 Feb/15 0.00 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.70 Feb/15 15.00 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Mar/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.70 Mar/15 -1.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.80 Feb/15 -0.50 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.55 Feb/15 7.24 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Feb/15 0.30 8.50 0.00 percent [+]
United States 0.00 Feb/15 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]