United States Inflation Rate  1914-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Consumer prices in the United States went up 1.1 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, higher than a 0.9 percent rise in the previous month and in line with market expectations. The monthly index rose 0.4 percent, the biggest in three years. Inflation Rate in the United States averaged 3.30 percent from 1914 until 2016, 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
1.10 0.90 23.70 -15.80 1914 - 2016 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. United States Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-16 12:30 PM Feb 1.0% 1.4% 0.9% 1.1%
2016-04-14 12:30 PM Mar 0.9% 1.0% 1.1% 1.1%
2016-05-17 12:30 PM Apr 1.1% 0.9% 1.1% 1%
2016-06-16 12:30 PM May 1%
2016-07-15 12:30 PM Jun 0.8%
2016-08-16 12:30 PM Jul 0.7%

US Inflation Rate Rises to 1.1%


Consumer prices in the United States went up 1.1 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, higher than a 0.9 percent rise in the previous month and in line with market expectations. The monthly index rose 0.4 percent, the biggest in three years, led by gains in gasoline prices and rents.

Year-on-year, food inflation accelerated (0.9 percent compared to 0.8 percent in March), prices of services transportation services (3.3 percent from 2.8 percent in March) went up at a faster pace. In contrast, cost of services less energy (3 percent compared to 3 percent in March), namely shelter (3.2 percent compared to 3.2 percent in March) grew at the same pace as in March while medical care inflation slowed (3.1 percent compared to 3.6 percent in March). In contrast, cost of increased at the same pace as in February. Pries of energy shrank 8.9 percent following a 12.6 percent decline in the previous month.

Annual core inflation which excludes food and energy eased for the second straight month to 2.1 percent from 2.2 percent in March.

The monthly index increased 0.4 percent, the biggest rise since early 2013. The food index rose 0.2 percent after declining in March, with the food at home index increasing slightly. The index for energy increased 3.4 percent, with the gasoline index rising 8.1 percent, and the indexes for fuel oil and natural gas also advancing.

The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in April. The shelter index rose 0.3 percent, as did the index for medical care, and the indexes for motor vehicle insurance, airline fares, recreation, and education increased as well. Several other component indexes increased slightly, including those for alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and personal care. In contrast, the indexes for household furnishings and operations, apparel, new vehicles, used cars and trucks, and communication all declined.

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
5/17/2016 2:01:45 PM

United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.10 0.90 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.40 0.10 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 238.89 237.92 238.89 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 246.57 246.10 246.57 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.10 2.20 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 110.45 110.29 110.45 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 109.70 109.50 111.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 0.00 -0.10 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 118.80 118.20 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 118.00 117.60 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.90 0.80 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
Pce Price Index 109.91 109.86 109.96 17.12 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 110.66 110.56 110.66 17.60 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 195.49 191.26 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]




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