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

Consumer prices in the United States increased 1.6 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, below 1.9 percent in May and compared to market expectations of 1.7 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since October of 2016 due to a 0.4 percent fall in gasoline prices. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, following a 0.1 percent drop in May and compared to forecasts of 0.1 percent. Inflation Rate in the United States averaged 3.28 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 Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-05-12 12:30 PM Apr 2.2% 2.4% 2.3% 2.3%
2017-06-14 12:30 PM May 1.9% 2.2% 2% 2.1%
2017-07-14 12:30 PM Jun 1.6% 1.9% 1.7% 1.8%
2017-08-11 12:30 PM Jul 1.6% 1.7%
2017-09-14 12:30 PM Aug 1.9%
2017-10-13 12:30 PM Sep 2%




US Inflation Rate Falls To 8-Month Low Of 1.6%


Consumer prices in the United States increased 1.6 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, below 1.9 percent in May and compared to market expectations of 1.7 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since October of 2016 due to a 0.4 percent fall in gasoline prices. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, following a 0.1 percent drop in May and compared to forecasts of 0.1 percent.

Year-on-year, energy prices rose 2.3 percent, lower than 5.4 percent in April. In addition, inflation slowed for services less energy (2.5 percent from 2.6 percent in May), new vehicles (0 percent from 0.3 percent) and medical care commodities (3.2 percent from 3.3 percent). Prices continued to fall for used cars and trucks (-4.3 percent, the same as in May) and apparel (-0.7 percent from -0.9 percent). In contrast, inflation was steady for shelter (3.3 percent), medical care (2.5 percent from 3.1 percent) and food (0.9 percent) and increased for transportation services (3.1 percent from 2.9 percent). 

Core inflation rate which excludes prices of food and energy remained at a two-year low of 1.7 percent in June of 2017, the same as in May and in line with market expectations. 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, following a 0.1 percent drop in May and compared to market expectations of a 0.1 percent gain. Energy prices fell 1.6 percent, offsetting a 0.1 percent increase in the index for all items less food and energy. All the major energy components declined, with gasoline falling 2.8 percent. Food cost was unchanged in June, with the index for food at home declining slightly as five of the six major grocery store food group indexes decreased.  

Excluding food and energy, shelter, medical care, motor vehicle insurance, education, and personal care increased. On the other hand, cost declined for airline fares, used cars and trucks, wireless, telephone services and new vehicles.

BLS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/14/2017 1:05:03 PM



United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.60 1.90 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 -0.10 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 243.79 243.85 244.46 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 251.63 251.33 251.63 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.70 1.70 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 112.77 112.23 112.77 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 112.80 112.70 112.80 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.00 2.40 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 121.60 121.80 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 122.50 122.70 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.90 0.90 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
Pce Price Index 112.13 112.20 112.26 17.12 Index Points [+]
Inflation Expectations 2.54 2.59 3.40 2.42 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 251.63 250.38 251.63 30.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 201.26 202.21 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 112.73 112.70 112.73 17.60 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 July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.60 1.90 23.70 -15.80 1914 - 2017 percent Monthly
1982-1984=100, NSA



inflation rate by Country

Last
Australia 1.90 Jun/17
Brazil 3.00 Jun/17
Canada 1.00 Jun/17
China 1.50 Jun/17
Euro Area 1.30 Jun/17
France 0.70 Jun/17
Germany 1.60 Jun/17
India 1.54 Jun/17
Indonesia 4.37 Jun/17
Italy 1.20 Jun/17
Japan 0.40 May/17
Mexico 6.31 Jun/17
Netherlands 1.10 Jun/17
Russia 4.40 Jun/17
South Korea 1.90 Jun/17
Spain 1.50 Jun/17
Switzerland 0.20 Jun/17
Turkey 10.90 Jun/17
United Kingdom 2.60 Jun/17
United States 1.60 Jun/17