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

Consumer prices in the United States increased 2.5 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, following a 2.1 percent rise in December and above market expectations of 2.4 percent. The inflation rate accelerated for the sixth consecutive month to the highest since March of 2012, mainly boosted by gasoline prices. Inflation Rate in the United States averaged 3.29 percent from 1914 until 2017, 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)
2016-12-15 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 2.5% 2.1% 2.4% 2.2%
2017-03-15 12:30 PM Feb 2.5% 2.5%
2017-04-14 12:30 PM Mar 2.5%
2017-05-12 12:30 PM Apr 2.6%




US Inflation Rate At Near 5-Year High Of 2.5%


Consumer prices in the United States increased 2.5 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, following a 2.1 percent rise in December and above market expectations of 2.4 percent. The inflation rate accelerated for the sixth consecutive month to the highest since March of 2012, mainly boosted by gasoline prices.

Year-on-year, energy prices jumped 10.8 percent, following a 5.4 percent rise in December. In addition, inflation accelerated for transportation services (3.2 percent from 2.8 percent in December) but eased for shelter (3.5 percent from 3.6 percent) and medical care (3.6 percent from 3.9 percent). Meanwhile, food prices declined 0.2 percent, the same as in December. 

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy, rose to 2.3 percent from 2.2 percent in the previous month and beating expectations of 2.1 percent.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.6 percent, higher than 0.3 percent in December and also above forecasts of 0.3 percent. It is the highest monthly rate since February of 2013. Energy prices increased 4 percent as gasoline jumped 7.8 percent, accounting for nearly half the increase in CPI. Food cost, which had been unchanged for 6 consecutive months, increased 0.1 percent. The food at home index was unchanged, while the index for food away from home rose 0.4 percent. Additional upward pressure came from prices of apparel, new vehicles, motor vehicle insurance, and airline fares all rising 0.8 percent or more. The shelter index went up 0.2 percent, a smaller increase than in recent months.

Excluding food and energy, prices rose 0.3 percent, above 0.2 percent in the previous two months and beating expectations of 0.2 percent. 

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
2/15/2017 1:56:09 PM



United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.50 2.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.60 0.30 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 244.16 242.82 244.16 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 250.78 250.01 250.78 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.30 2.20 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 112.23 111.64 112.23 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 111.90 111.20 111.90 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.60 1.60 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 121.40 121.30 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 122.20 121.70 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation -0.20 -0.20 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
Pce Price Index 111.65 111.47 111.65 17.12 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 112.06 111.93 112.06 17.60 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 199.29 196.25 223.54 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.50 2.10 23.70 -15.80 1914 - 2017 percent Monthly
1982-1984=100, NSA



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Ireland 0.30 Jan/17
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Jordan 2.50 Jan/17
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Latvia 2.90 Jan/17
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Liberia 8.50 Sep/16
Libya 29.40 Sep/16
Liechtenstein 0.30 Jan/17
Lithuania 2.30 Jan/17
Luxembourg 1.70 Jan/17
Macau 1.76 Jan/17
Macedonia 0.60 Jan/17
Madagascar 7.00 Dec/16
Malawi 18.20 Jan/17
Malaysia 3.20 Jan/17
Maldives 1.80 Dec/16
Mali -0.80 Dec/16
Malta 1.40 Jan/17
Mauritania 2.80 Dec/16
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Mexico 4.72 Jan/17
Moldova 3.00 Jan/17
Mongolia 3.30 Jan/17
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Morocco 2.10 Jan/17
Mozambique 20.56 Jan/17
Myanmar 11.38 May/16
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Netherlands 1.70 Jan/17
New Caledonia 0.60 Dec/16
New Zealand 1.30 Dec/16
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Panama 1.60 Jan/17
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Paraguay 1.90 Jan/17
Peru 3.10 Jan/17
Philippines 2.70 Jan/17
Poland 1.80 Jan/17
Portugal 1.30 Jan/17
Puerto Rico 0.50 Dec/16
Qatar 1.20 Jan/17
Republic of the Congo 3.70 Apr/15
Romania 0.10 Jan/17
Russia 5.00 Jan/17
Rwanda 12.00 Jan/17
Sao Tome and Principe 5.10 Dec/16
Saudi Arabia -0.40 Jan/17
Senegal 1.80 Jan/17
Serbia 1.60 Dec/16
Seychelles -0.60 Jan/17
Sierra Leone 15.26 Nov/16
Singapore 0.20 Dec/16
Slovakia 0.70 Jan/17
Slovenia 1.30 Jan/17
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South Africa 6.60 Jan/17
South Korea 2.00 Jan/17
South Sudan 479.70 Dec/16
Spain 3.00 Jan/17
Sri Lanka 5.60 Jan/17
Sudan 30.47 Dec/16
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