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

The inflation rate in the United States was recorded at 1.70 percent in September 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.

   
 
 

United States Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.70 1.70 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 Thursday, October 23, 2014.


US Inflation Rate Steady at 1.7%


US annual inflation rate was recorded at 1.7 percent in September, the same as in August. On a monthly basis consumer prices rose 0.1 percent, as increases in shelter and food cost outweighed declines in energy prices.

Increases in shelter and food indexes outweighed declines in energy indexes to result in the seasonally adjusted all items increase. The food index rose 0.3 percent as five of the six major grocery store food group indexes increased. The energy index declined 0.7 percent as the indexes for gasoline, electricity, and fuel oil all fell.  

The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in September. Along with the shelter index, the index for medical care increased, and the indexes for alcoholic beverages and for personal care advanced slightly. Several indexes were unchanged, and the indexes for airline fares and for used cars and trucks declined in September.

The all items index increased 1.7 percent over the last 12 months, the same increase as for the 12 months ending August. The 12-month change in the index for all items less food and energy also remained at 1.7 percent. The 12-month change in the shelter index has been gradually increasing, and reached 3.0 percent for the first time since January 2008. The food index has also risen 3.0 percent over the span, while the energy index has declined 0.6 percent.

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
10/22/2014 1:37:44 PM


Recent Releases

US Inflation Rate Falls to 1.7%
US annual inflation rate slowed for the second straight month to 1.7 percent in August from 2 percent in July, due to falling energy prices. The monthly rate dropped for the first time in sixteen months by 0.2 percent. Published on 2014-09-17

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. Published on 2014-08-19


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
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 1.7% 2.0% 1.9% 2%
2014-10-22 01:30 PM United States
Inflation Rate YoY
Sep 2014 1.7% 1.7% 1.6% 1.55%
2014-11-20 01:30 PM United States
Inflation Rate YoY
Oct 2014 1.7% 2%


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.70 1.70 23.70 -15.80 Percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 -0.20 1.81 -1.77 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 237.42 237.90 237.90 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.70 1.70 13.60 0.00 Percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 238.67 238.34 238.67 28.50 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 108.23 107.65 108.23 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 111.20 111.30 111.30 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.60 1.80 19.57 -6.86 Percent [+]
Export Prices 132.10 132.40 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 138.60 139.30 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.87 2.60 18.68 -0.47 Percent [+]
Core Pce Price Index 107.81 107.73 107.81 17.59 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 109.07 109.13 109.13 17.12 Index Points [+]