US core consumer prices, excluding volatile items such as food and energy, increased 0.3 percent month-over-month in August of 2019, the same pace as in the prior month and against market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain. The medical care index was the largest contributor to the August increase, while the physicians’ services index was unchanged and the prescription drugs index declined slightly. Year-on-year, core consumer prices rose 2.4 percent, following a 2.2 percent increase in July and against market consensus of a 2.3 percent gain. Core Consumer Prices in the United States averaged 126.38 Index Points from 1957 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 264.25 Index Points in August of 2019 and a record low of 28.50 Index Points in January of 1957.

Core Consumer Prices in the United States is expected to be 263.67 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Core Consumer Prices in the United States to stand at 267.53 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Core Consumer Prices is projected to trend around 276.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-12 12:30 PM Core Inflation Rate MoM May 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
2019-07-11 12:30 PM Core Inflation Rate MoM Jun 0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
2019-08-13 12:30 PM Core Inflation Rate MoM Jul 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
2019-09-12 12:30 PM Core Inflation Rate MoM Aug 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.1%


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.70 1.80 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.30 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 256.30 256.16 256.30 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 264.25 263.57 264.25 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.40 2.20 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 112.18 111.47 112.18 12.85 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 118.60 118.50 118.60 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.80 1.70 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 125.50 126.30 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 125.10 125.70 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.70 1.80 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 267.26 267.10 267.26 30.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 211.08 213.41 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 111.81 111.61 111.81 16.73 Index Points [+]
Core Producer Prices 118.20 117.80 118.20 99.90 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 109.85 109.62 109.85 16.07 Index Points [+]
Inflation Expectations 2.41 2.59 3.40 2.41 percent [+]


United States Core Consumer Prices

In the United States, the core consumer price index tracks changes in prices that consumers pay for a basket of goods which excludes volatile food and fuel costs. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Core Consumer Prices - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Core Consumer Prices - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
264.25 263.57 264.25 28.50 1957 - 2019 Index Points Monthly
1982-1984=100, SA




Country Last Previous
Argentina 235.33 Aug/19
Australia 115.91 Jun/19
Canada 134.40 Aug/19
China 101.50 Aug/19
Euro Area 104.32 Aug/19
France 102.78 Aug/19
Germany 106.20 Aug/19
Indonesia 129.46 Aug/19
Italy 103.50 Aug/19
Japan 101.70 Aug/19
Mexico 104.01 Aug/19
Netherlands 106.51 Aug/19
Russia 100.20 Aug/19
Singapore 104.60 Jul/19
South Africa 112.30 Aug/19
South Korea 105.25 Aug/19
Spain 102.79 Aug/19
Switzerland 101.16 Aug/19
Turkey 360.22 Aug/19
United Kingdom 108.12 Aug/19
United States 264.25 Aug/19


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