The CPI Median index in the United States increased 2.4 percent year-on-year in August 2021, following a 2.3 percent rise in July. source: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Cpi Median in the United States averaged 2.87 percent from 1983 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 4.80 percent in August of 1990 and a record low of 0.50 percent in May of 2010. This page provides - United States CPI Median- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States CPI Median - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

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United States CPI Median

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.40 2.30 4.80 0.50 1983 - 2021 percent Monthly
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United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 5.30 5.40 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.50 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 273.01 272.27 273.01 23.51 points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 279.34 279.05 279.34 28.50 points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 4.00 4.30 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 117.41 115.65 117.41 12.85 points [+]
Producer Prices 128.20 127.30 128.20 100.20 points [+]
Producer Prices Change 8.30 7.80 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 142.60 142.10 142.60 82.40 points [+]
Import Prices 134.30 134.70 147.50 75.00 points [+]
Food Inflation 3.70 3.40 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
Cpi Core Core 3.10 3.20 10.90 0.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 282.39 281.60 282.39 30.50 points [+]
Cpi Median 2.40 2.30 4.80 0.50 percent [+]
CPI Transportation 238.33 239.72 239.72 22.30 points [+]
Cpi Trimmed-mean 3.20 3.00 5.10 0.70 percent [+]
Core Pce Price Index 117.72 117.32 117.72 16.73 points [+]
Core Producer Prices 126.90 126.10 126.90 99.90 points [+]
Pce Price Index 115.86 115.39 115.86 16.07 points [+]
Inflation Expectations 5.20 4.80 5.20 2.33 percent [+]


United States CPI Median
In the United States, Median CPI is the one-month inflation rate of the component whose expenditure weight is in the 50th percentile of price changes. To calculate the median CPI, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland looks at the prices of the goods and services published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). But instead of calculating an inflation rate that is a weighted average of all of the items in the CPI, as the BLS does, the Cleveland Fed ranks the inflation rates of the components of the CPI and picks the one in the middle of the distribution—that is, the item whose expenditure weight is in the 50th percentile of the price change distribution.