United States Inflation Rate  1914-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Consumer prices in the United States increased 2.1 percent year-on-year in December 2016, following a 1.7 percent rise in November and matching market expectations. The inflation rate accelerated for the fifth consecutive month to the highest since June of 2014, boosted by gasoline and shelter 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-17 01:30 PM Oct 1.6% 1.5% 1.6% 1.5%
2016-12-15 01:30 PM Nov 1.7% 1.6% 1.7% 1.6%
2017-01-18 01:30 PM Dec 2.1% 1.7% 2.1% 1.9%
2017-02-15 01:30 PM Jan 2.1% 1.81%
2017-03-15 12:30 PM Feb 1.93%
2017-04-14 12:30 PM Mar 2.02%




US Inflation Rate at 2-1/2-Year High Of 2.1%


Consumer prices in the United States increased 2.1 percent year-on-year in December 2016, following a 1.7 percent rise in November and matching market expectations. The inflation rate accelerated for the fifth consecutive month to the highest since June of 2014, boosted by gasoline and shelter cost.

Year-on-year, energy prices jumped 5.4 percent, following a 1.1 percent rise in November. Inflation accelerated for transportation services (2.8 percent from 2.5 percent in November) and was steady for shelter (3.6 percent) and medical care (3.9 percent). In addition, food prices declined at a slower 0.2 percent (-0.4 percent in November). 

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, rose to 2.2 percent from 2.1 percent in the previous two months and matching expectations.  

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.3 percent, higher than 0.2 percent in November and also in line with forecasts, boosted by shelter (0.3 percent) and gasoline (3 percent). In contrast, food cost declined, offsetting an increase in the index for food away from home and leaving the overall food index unchanged for the sixth consecutive month. Excluding food and energy, prices rose 0.2 percent, the same as in November. Along with shelter, prices went up for motor vehicle insurance, medical care, education, airline fares, used cars and trucks and new vehicles but fell for apparel and communication. 

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
1/18/2017 1:57:58 PM



United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.10 1.70 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.20 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 243.03 242.35 243.03 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 249.93 249.36 249.93 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.20 2.10 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 111.64 111.26 111.64 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 111.30 111.00 111.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.60 1.30 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 121.10 120.70 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 121.40 120.90 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -0.20 -0.40 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
Pce Price Index 111.47 111.42 111.47 17.12 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 111.93 111.93 111.93 17.60 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 196.25 195.41 223.54 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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.10 1.70 23.70 -15.80 1914 - 2016 percent Monthly
1982-1984=100, NSA



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