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

The inflation rate in the United States was recorded at -0.10 percent in March of 2015. Inflation Rate in the United States averaged 3.33 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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United States Inflation Rate


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 Tuesday, April 28, 2015.


US Inflation Rate Back to Negative Territory


Consumer prices in the United States fell 0.1 percent year-on-year in March after being flat in February due to lower energy cost. Yet, core inflation edged up to 1.8 percent.

Year-on-year, the energy index declined 18.3 percent, more than offsetting increases in the indexes for food (up 2.3 percent) and all items less food and energy (up 1.8 percent).  

On a monthly basis, prices increased 0.2 percent for the second consectuvie time in March. Increases in the energy and shelter indexes more than offset a decline in the food index and were the main factors in the rise of the seasonally adjusted all items index. The energy index rose 1.1 percent as advances in the gasoline and fuel oil indexes outweighed declines in the electricity and natural gas indexes. In contrast, the food index declined 0.2 percent, with the food at home index posting its largest decline since April 2009.

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/17/2015 8:21:31 PM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-02-26 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
-0.1% 0.8% -0.1% 0.6%
2015-03-24 12:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
0% -0.1% -0.1% -0.12%
2015-04-17 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
-0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
2015-05-22 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
-0.1% 1.33%
2015-06-18 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  May
1.5%
2015-07-17 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jun
1.67%


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate -0.10 0.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.20 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 235.74 235.18 237.75 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.80 1.70 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 240.79 240.24 240.79 28.50 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 108.64 108.60 108.64 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 109.70 109.50 111.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -0.80 -0.60 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 125.90 125.80 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 125.80 126.20 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.30 3.00 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
Core Pce Price Index 108.36 108.22 108.36 17.59 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 108.48 108.30 109.20 17.12 Index Points [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Feb/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.13 Mar/15 7.70 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.20 Mar/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Mar/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Mar/15 0.09 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.17 Mar/15 5.37 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.38 Mar/15 6.29 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.09 Mar/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.20 Feb/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.14 Mar/15 3.00 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.38 Mar/15 0.20 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.90 Mar/15 16.70 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Mar/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.70 Mar/15 -1.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.90 Mar/15 -0.80 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.61 Mar/15 7.55 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Mar/15 0.00 8.50 0.00 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Mar/15 0.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]