United States Inflation Rate 1914-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The inflation rate in the United States was recorded at 0.20 percent in July of 2015, up from 0.1 percent in June and in line with market expectations. Inflation Rate in the United States averaged 3.32 percent from 1914 until 2015, 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.

United States Inflation Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 0.10 23.70 -15.80 1914 - 2015 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. Content for - United States Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Sunday, August 30, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-06-18 01:30 PM May 0.0% -0.2% 0.0% 0.0%
2015-07-17 01:30 PM Jun 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
2015-08-19 01:30 PM Jul 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.12%
2015-09-16 01:30 PM Aug 0.2% 0.14%
2015-10-15 01:30 PM Sep 0.2%
2015-11-17 01:30 PM Oct 0.3%


US Inflation Rate Up to 0.2%


Consumer prices in the US increased 0.2 percent year-on-year in July of 2015, following a 0.1 percent rise in June. It is the highest inflation rate so far this year, pushed by a rise in shelter cost.

The highest upward pressure came from prices of services less energy (up 2.6 percent from 2.5 percent in June), namely shelter (up 3.1 percent from 3 percent in June), medical care (up 2.3 percent, the same as in June) and transportation services (up 2.1 percent from 1.7 percent in June). Food cost increased at a slower 1.6 percent (1.8 percent in June) while energy prices fell 14.8 percent, following a 15 percent drop in June. 

Core inflation rate which excludes food and energy was 1.8 percent, the same as in June.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.1 percent, slowing from a 0.3 percent increase in June and below market expectations. The indexes for food, energy, and all items less food and energy all rose slightly in July. The food index rose 0.2 percent as all six major grocery store food group indexes increased. The energy index rose 0.1 percent as an increase in the gasoline index more than offset declines in other energy component indexes.

Core consumer prices also rose 0.1 percent in July. A 0.4 percent advance in the shelter index was the main contributor to the increase, though the indexes for medical care and apparel also rose. In contrast, the index for airline fares fell sharply, and the indexes for used cars and trucks, household furnishings and operations, and new vehicles all declined.

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
8/19/2015 1:45:59 PM


Recent Releases

US Inflation Rate Rises for the First Time in 6 Months
Consumer prices in the US increased 0.1 percent year-on-year in June of 2015 after remaining flat in the previous month. It is the first increase since December as a rise in cost of shelter and food offset a decline in prices of energy.
Published on 2015-07-17

US Inflation Rate Flat in May
Consumer prices in the US were unchanged year-on-year in May, following a 0.2 percent drop in April. Yet, the monthly index rose 0.4 percent, the biggest increase in more than two years.
Published on 2015-06-18

US Inflation Rate Falls Further
Consumer prices in the United States went down 0.2 percent year-on-year in April, following a 0.1 percent drop in March due to falling energy cost. Yet, core inflation was unchanged at 1.8 percent, beating market forecasts.
Published on 2015-05-22

US Inflation Rate Back to Negative Territory
Consumer prices in the United States fell 0.1 percent year-on-year in March after being flat in February due to lower energy cost. Yet, core inflation edged up to 1.8 percent.
Published on 2015-04-17


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.20 0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.30 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 238.10 237.79 238.10 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.80 1.80 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 242.51 242.19 242.51 28.50 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 109.66 109.10 109.66 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 110.50 110.30 111.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -0.80 -0.70 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 125.00 125.30 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 125.50 126.60 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.60 1.80 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
Core Pce Price Index 109.49 109.41 109.49 17.60 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 109.76 109.66 109.76 17.12 Index Points [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.50 Jun/15 1.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 9.56 Jul/15 8.89 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.30 Jul/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.60 Jul/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.20 Jul/15 0.20 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.20 Jul/15 0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.20 Aug/15 0.20 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 3.78 Jul/15 5.40 11.16 3.78 percent [+]
Indonesia 7.26 Jul/15 7.26 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.20 Jul/15 0.20 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.20 Jul/15 0.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 2.74 Jul/15 2.87 179.73 2.74 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Jul/15 1.00 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.60 Jul/15 15.30 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.70 Jul/15 0.70 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.40 Aug/15 0.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.30 Jul/15 -1.00 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 6.81 Jul/15 7.20 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.10 Jul/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States 0.20 Jul/15 0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]