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

Consumer prices in the United States went up 1.1 percent year-on-year in August of 2016, higher than 0.8 percent in July and above market forecasts of a 1 percent gain. It is the highest inflation rate in four months, boosted by rising shelter and medical cost. 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
1.10 0.80 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 1.1% 0.8% 1% 0.9%
2016-10-18 12:30 PM Sep 1.1% 1%
2016-11-17 01:30 PM Oct 1.1%
2016-12-15 01:30 PM Nov 1.2%

US Inflation Rate Beats Expectations in August


Consumer prices in the United States went up 1.1 percent year-on-year in August of 2016, higher than 0.8 percent in July and above market forecasts of a 1 percent gain. It is the biggest inflation figure in four months, boosted by rising shelter and medical cost.

Year-on-year, prices of services less energy increased 3.2 percent, following a 3.1 percent rise in July: inflation went up for shelter (3.4 percent from 3.3 percent), transportation services (3.1 percent from 3 percent) and medical care (5.1 percent from 4.1 percent). Food inflation eased for the fourth straight month to 0 percent from 0.2 percent in July, reaching the lowest since February 2010 when food prices edged down 0.2 percent. In addition, energy prices fell at a slower pace (-9.2 percent from -10.9 percent in July).

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

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.2 percent after being flat in the previous month and also beating forecasts of a 0.1 percent gain. Cost of energy and food were both unchanged: major energy component indexes were mixed, with increases in natural gas and electricity offsetting declines in gasoline and fuel oil. The food at home index declined for the fourth month in a row, offsetting an increase in the index for food away from home.   

The core index went up 0.3 percent, the largest rise since February. Cost rose for shelter, medical care, motor vehicle insurance, apparel, communication and tobacco, but fell for used cars and trucks, household furnishings and operations, recreation and airline fares.


BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/16/2016 1:00:54 PM

United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.10 0.80 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.00 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 240.31 239.83 240.31 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 248.34 247.71 248.34 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.30 2.20 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 111.26 110.63 111.26 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 110.30 110.30 111.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 0.00 -0.20 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 120.10 121.10 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 120.50 120.80 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.00 0.20 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 195.20 197.15 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]




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