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

The inflation rate in the United States was recorded at 2 percent in July of 2014. Inflation Rate in the United States averaged 3.33 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
2.00 2.10 23.70 -15.80 1914 - 2014 Percent Monthly
1982-1984=100, NSA
In the United States, the most important categories in the unadjusted Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers are Shelter (31 percent of the total index) and Commodities other than food and energy (20 percent). Food accounts for 14 percent of total index and Energy for 10 percent. Transportation services constitute around 6 percent of the measure and Medical care 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 Friday, August 22, 2014.


US Inflation Rate Down to 2%


US annual inflation rate slowed to 2 percent in July from 2.1 percent in the previous two months, in line with market expectations and driven by a fall in energy cost.

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.1 percent in July on a seasonally adjusted basis. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 2.0 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The all items index posted its smallest seasonally adjusted increase since February; the indexes for shelter and food rose, but were partially offset by declines in the energy index and the index for airline fares. The food index rose 0.4 percent in July, with the food at home index also rising 0.4 percent after being unchanged in June. The decrease in the energy index was its first since March and featured declines in the indexes of all the major energy components.

The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in July, the same increase as in June. Along with the shelter index, the indexes for medical care, new vehicles, personal care, and apparel all increased in July. Along with the index for airline fares, the indexes for recreation, for used cars and trucks, for household furnishings and operations, and for tobacco all declined in July.

The all items index increased 2.0 percent over the last 12 months, a slight decline from the 2.1 percent figure for the 12 months ending June. The index for all items less food and energy rose 1.9 percent over the last 12 months, the same figure as for the 12 months ending June. The energy index has increased 2.6 percent, and the food index has risen 2.5 percent over the span.

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
8/19/2014 1:38:43 PM


Recent Releases

US Inflation Rate Steady at 2.1%
US consumer prices rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in June, the same rate recorded in May. On a monthly basis, prices increased 0.3 percent, following a 0.4 percent rise in the previous month, driven by higher gasoline cost. Published on 2014-07-22

US Annual Inflation Up to 1-1/2 Year High
In May, consumer prices in US increased 2.1 percent over the last 12 months. This compares to a 2.0 percent increase for the 12 months ending April and is the largest 12-month increase since October 2012. Published on 2014-06-17


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-05-15 01:30 PM United States
Inflation Rate YoY
Apr 2014 2% 1.5% 2.0% 1.3%
2014-06-17 01:30 PM United States
Inflation Rate YoY
May 2014 2.1% 2% 2% 1.89%
2014-07-22 01:30 PM United States
Inflation Rate YoY
Jun 2014 2.1% 2.1% 2.1% 2.1%
2014-08-19 01:30 PM United States
Inflation Rate YoY
Jul 2014 2.0% 2.1% 2% 1.87%
2014-09-17 01:30 PM United States
Inflation Rate YoY
Aug 2014 2.0% 1.8%


Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.00 2.10 23.70 -15.80 Percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.26 1.81 -1.77 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 237.90 237.69 237.90 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.90 1.93 13.59 0.00 Percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 238.31 238.08 238.31 28.50 Index Points [+]
Gdp Deflator 108.18 107.65 108.18 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 111.30 111.20 111.30 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.70 1.90 19.57 -6.86 Percent [+]
Export Prices 133.10 133.10 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 140.00 140.30 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.43 2.25 18.68 -0.47 Percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 3.00 Jun/14 2.90 23.90 -1.30 Percent [+]
Brazil 6.50 Jul/14 6.52 6821.31 1.65 Percent [+]
Canada 2.40 Jun/14 2.30 21.60 -17.80 Percent [+]
China 2.30 Jul/14 2.30 28.40 -2.20 Percent [+]
Euro Area 0.40 Jul/14 0.50 5.00 -0.70 Percent [+]
France 0.50 Jul/14 0.50 18.80 -0.70 Percent [+]
Germany 0.85 Jul/14 1.04 11.54 -7.62 Percent [+]
India 7.96 Jul/14 7.31 11.16 7.31 Percent [+]
Indonesia 4.53 Jul/14 6.70 82.40 -1.17 Percent [+]
Italy 0.09 Jul/14 0.28 25.64 -2.44 Percent [+]
Japan 3.60 Jun/14 3.70 25.00 -2.52 Percent [+]
Mexico 4.07 Jul/14 3.75 179.73 2.91 Percent [+]
Netherlands 0.89 Jul/14 0.93 11.19 -1.30 Percent [+]
Russia 7.50 Jul/14 7.80 2333.30 3.60 Percent [+]
South Korea 1.60 Jul/14 1.70 32.50 0.20 Percent [+]
Spain -0.34 Jul/14 0.09 28.43 -1.37 Percent [+]
Switzerland 0.00 Jul/14 0.00 11.92 -1.37 Percent [+]
Turkey 9.32 Jul/14 9.16 138.71 -4.01 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 1.60 Jul/14 1.90 8.50 0.50 Percent [+]
United States 2.00 Jul/14 2.10 23.70 -15.80 Percent [+]





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