The US consumer price inflation rate picked up to 1.0 percent year-on-year in July 2020, recovering further from May's four-and-a-half-year low and beating market expectations of 0.8 percent. Energy prices dropped 11.2 percent (vs -12.6 percent in June), as the declines in gasoline and fuel oil cost eased following the lifting of coronavirus-induced restrictions. At the same time, food prices rose 4.1 percent (vs 4.5 percent in June) boosted by cost for food away from home (3.4 percent vs 3.1 percent). Additional upward pressure came from new vehicles (0.5 percent vs -0.2 percent), medical care commodities (1.1 percent vs 1.3 percent), shelter (2.3 percent vs 2.4 percent) and medical care services (5.9 percent vs 6.0 percent). However, deflation was recorded for used cars and trucks (-0.9 percent vs -2.8 percent), apparel (-6.5 percent vs -7.3 percent) and transportation services (-3.7 percent vs -7.0 percent).
Inflation Rate in the United States averaged 3.24 percent from 1914 until 2020, 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. This page provides - United States Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Inflation Rate in the United States is expected to be 0.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in the United States to stand at 0.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.50 percent in 2021 and 1.60 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.