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

The inflation rate in the United States was recorded at 0.10 percent in June of 2015. 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.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.10 0.00 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 Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-05-22 01:30 PM Apr -0.2% -0.1% -0.1% 0.0%
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 0.1% 0.12%
2015-09-16 01:30 PM Aug 0.14%
2015-10-15 01:30 PM Sep 0.2%


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.

Year-on-year, upward pressure came from prices of food (up 1.8 percent) and services excluding energy (up 2.5 percent) namely shelter (up 3 percent), transportation services (up 1.7 percent) and medical care (up 2.3 percent). Despite rising in May and June, the energy index declined 15.0 percent in June and prices of commodities less food and energy fell 0.4 percent. 

Core inflation rate which excludes food and energy went up to 1.8 percent in June from 1.7 percent in May.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.3 percent, in line with expectations but slowing from a 0.4 percent increase in May. The rise was broad-based, with advances in the indexes for gasoline (up 3.4 percent), shelter (up 3 percent) and food (up 0.3 percent) all contributing. The energy index rose for the second straight month as the indexes for gasoline, electricity, and natural gas all increased. The food index posted its largest increase since September 2014, partly due to a sharp increase in the eggs index.

Core consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in June. In addition to the rise in the shelter index, the indexes for recreation, airline fares, personal care, tobacco, and new vehicles were among the indexes that increased in June. These advances more than offset declines in the indexes for medical care, household furnishings and operations, used cars and trucks, and apparel.


BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/17/2015 4:42:34 PM


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US Inflation Rate Flat in May
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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
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Published on 2015-04-17

US Inflation Rate at 0% in February
US consumer prices were unchanged in the year to February 2015, after dropping 0.1 percent in January as decline in energy index was offset by a higher cost of food, shelter and medical care.
Published on 2015-03-24


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.10 0.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.40 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 237.79 237.03 237.79 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.80 1.70 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 242.19 241.76 242.19 28.50 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 108.61 108.64 108.64 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 110.30 109.90 111.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -0.70 -1.10 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 125.40 125.80 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 126.50 126.60 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.80 1.60 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
Core Pce Price Index 108.78 108.59 108.78 17.59 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 109.03 108.69 109.20 17.12 Index Points [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.50 Jun/15 1.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.89 Jun/15 8.47 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.00 Jun/15 0.90 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Jun/15 1.20 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.20 Jun/15 0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.30 Jun/15 0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Jun/15 0.70 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.40 Jun/15 5.01 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 7.26 Jun/15 7.15 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.20 Jun/15 0.10 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.50 May/15 0.60 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 2.87 Jun/15 2.88 179.73 2.87 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Jun/15 1.10 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.30 Jun/15 15.80 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.70 Jun/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain 0.10 Jun/15 -0.20 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.00 Jun/15 -1.20 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.20 Jun/15 8.09 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Jun/15 0.10 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States 0.10 Jun/15 0.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]