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

Consumer prices in the United States increased 2.7 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following a 2.5 percent rise in January and in line with market expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since March of 2012, boosted by a rise in 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)
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 2.7% 2.5% 2.7% 2.5%
2017-04-14 12:30 PM Mar 2.7% 2.7%
2017-05-12 12:30 PM Apr 2.6%
2017-06-14 12:30 PM May 2.6%




US Inflation Rate Rises To 2.7%, Highest Since March 2012


Consumer prices in the United States increased 2.7 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following a 2.5 percent rise in January and in line with market expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since March of 2012, boosted by a rise in gasoline prices.

Year-on-year, energy prices jumped 15.2 percent, following a 10.8 percent rise in January. In addition, inflation accelerated for transportation services (3.6 percent from 3.2 percent in January). In contrast, inflation was steady for shelter (3.5 percent) and eased for medical care (3.4 percent from 3.6 percent). Meanwhile, food prices were unchanged, following a 0.2 percent decline in January. 

Annual core inflation, which excludes food and energy eased to 2.2 percent from 2.3 percent in the previous month and matching market expectations. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent, slowing from a 0.6 percent gain in January. It is the lowest monthly inflation since July of 2016 but in line with market forecasts. The gasoline index declined, partially offsetting increases in several indexes, including food, shelter, and recreation. The energy index fell 1 percent, with the decline in gasoline outweighing increases in the other energy component indexes. The food index increased 0.2 percent, its largest rise since September 2015.

Excluding food and energy, prices rose 0.2 percent in February. The indexes for shelter, recreation, apparel, airline fares, motor vehicle insurance, education, and medical care were among those that increased. In contrast, communication, used cars and trucks, new vehicles, and household furnishings and operations declined.  

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
3/15/2017 12:47:44 PM



United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.70 2.50 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.60 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 244.46 244.16 244.46 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 251.30 250.78 251.30 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.20 2.30 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 112.21 111.64 112.21 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 112.20 111.90 112.20 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.20 1.60 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 121.90 121.50 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 122.60 122.30 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.00 -0.20 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
Pce Price Index 112.08 111.60 112.08 17.12 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 112.41 112.06 112.41 17.60 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 199.15 199.29 223.54 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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.70 2.50 23.70 -15.80 1914 - 2017 percent Monthly
1982-1984=100, NSA



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