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

Consumer prices in the United States went up 1.6 percent year-on-year in October of 2016, up from a 1.5 percent rise in September and in line with market expectations. It is the highest inflation rate since October of 2014, boosted by rising shelter and energy cost while food prices declined for the second month. 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-16 12:30 PM Aug 1.1% 0.8% 1% 0.9%
2016-10-18 12:30 PM Sep 1.5% 1.1% 1.5% 1.3%
2016-11-17 01:30 PM Oct 1.6% 1.5% 1.6% 1.5%
2016-12-15 01:30 PM Nov 1.6% 1.4%
2017-01-20 01:30 PM Dec
2017-02-20 01:30 PM Jan




US Inflation Rate Hits 2-Year High of 1.6%


Consumer prices in the United States went up 1.6 percent year-on-year in October of 2016, up from a 1.5 percent rise in September and in line with market expectations. It is the highest inflation rate since October of 2014, boosted by rising shelter and energy cost while food prices declined for the second month.

Year-on-year, prices of services less energy increased 3 percent (3.2 percent in September): inflation accelerated for shelter (3.5 percent compared to 3.4 percent) but eased for transportation services (2.6 percent from 3 percent) and medical care (4.1 percent from 4.8 percent). 

Food prices fell 0.4 percent, following a 0.3 percent decline in September. 

Energy cost increased 0.1 percent, following a 2.9 percent decrease in September

Annual core inflation which excludes food and energy eased for the second month to 2.1 percent from 2.2 percent in September. It is the lowest core inflation figure in six months, below market expectations of 2.2 percent.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.4 percent after a 0.3 percent gain in August and above expectations of 0.3 percent. It is the highest monthly inflation in six months, boosted by a 7 percent jump in gasoline prices and a 0.4 percent increase in shelter cost. 

The energy index increased 3.5 percent, its largest advance since February 2013. The indexes for fuel oil and gasoline were up 5.9 percent and 7.0 percent, respectively, while the indexes for electricity and natural gas saw relatively smaller increases of 0.4 percent and 0.9 percent. In contrast, the index for food was unchanged for the fourth consecutive month, as the food at home index continued to decline.

Excluding food and energy, consumer prices rose 0.1 percent for the second straight month. Along with the shelter index, the indexes for apparel, new vehicles, and motor vehicle insurance all increased in October, as did the indexes for education, household furnishings and operations, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco. The indexes for personal care, communication, used cars and trucks, recreation, and airfare all declined. The medical care index was flat over the month.

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
11/17/2016 2:26:19 PM



United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.60 1.50 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.40 0.30 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 241.86 241.00 241.86 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 248.98 248.61 248.98 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.10 2.20 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 111.64 111.26 111.64 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 110.60 110.60 111.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 0.80 0.70 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 120.70 120.50 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 121.30 120.70 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -0.40 -0.30 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
Pce Price Index 111.39 111.12 111.39 17.12 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 111.89 111.77 111.89 17.60 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 196.19 195.40 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]



United States Inflation Rate Notes

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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.60 1.50 23.70 -15.80 1914 - 2016 percent Monthly
1982-1984=100, NSA



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