United States Inflation Rate

The inflation rate in the United States was recorded at 2.10 percent in June 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
2.10 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.


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.

In contrast to the broad-based increase last month, the June seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index was primarily driven by the gasoline index. It rose 3.3 percent and accounted for two-thirds of the all items increase. Other energy indexes were mixed, with the electricity index rising, but the indexes for natural gas and fuel oil declining. The food index decelerated in June, rising only slightly, with the food at home index flat after recent increases.

The index for all items less food and energy also decelerated in June, increasing 0.1 percent after a 0.3 percent increase in May. The indexes for shelter, apparel, medical care, and tobacco all increased in June, and the index for household furnishings and operations rose for the first time in a year. However, the index for new vehicles declined after recent increases, and the index for used cars and trucks also fell.

The all items index increased 2.1 percent over the last 12 months, the same figure as for the 12 months ending May. The index for all items less food and energy rose 1.9 percent over the last 12 months, a slight decline from the 2.0 percent figure last month. The index for energy increased 3.2 percent over the span, and the food index rose 2.3 percent.

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/22/2014 1:38:39 PM


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US Annual Inflation Rate Surges to 2% in April
Over the last 12 months, consumer prices in US increased 2.0 percent, this compares to a 1.5 percent rise in March, and is the largest increase since July of 2013. Published on 2014-05-15


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-04-15 01:30 PM United States
Inflation Rate YoY
Mar 2014 1.5% 1.1% 1.5% 1.3%
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 2.1% 1.88%


Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.10 2.10 23.70 -15.80 Percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.26 0.35 1.81 -1.77 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 237.69 237.08 237.69 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.93 1.96 13.59 0.00 Percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 238.08 237.77 238.08 28.50 Index Points [+]
Gdp Deflator 107.53 107.19 107.53 13.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 111.20 110.80 111.20 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.90 2.00 19.57 -6.86 Percent [+]
Export Prices 133.00 133.60 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 140.40 140.20 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.25 2.36 18.68 -0.47 Percent [+]





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