The annual inflation rate in the US eased to 0.1% in May of 2020 from 0.3% in April and below forecasts of 0.2%. It is the lowest inflation rate since September of 2015, mainly due to a 33.8% plunge in gasoline cost. Also, prices of apparel went down 7.9% and transportation services declined 8.7% as many stores remained closed and Americans were forced to stay at home due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions. On the other hand, food inflation accelerated to 4%, the highest since January of 2012, with food at home prices jumping 4.8%. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were down 0.1% after falling 0.8% in April and compared to forecasts of a flat reading. Declines in the indexes for motor vehicle insurance, energy, and apparel more than offset increases in food and shelter indexes. Annual core inflation slowed to 1.2% while the monthly index was down 0.1%.
Inflation Rate in the United States averaged 3.25 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 July of 2020. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Inflation Rate in the United States is expected to be 0.50 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 0.40 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.