The CPI index for all items less food and energy in the US rose 0.6% month-over-month in May of 2022, the same as in the previous month, but slightly higher than market expectations of 0.5%. While almost all major components increased over the month, the largest contributors were the indexes for shelter (0.6%), airline fares (12.6%), used cars and trucks (1.8%), and new vehicles (1%). source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Core Consumer Prices in the United States averaged 132.59 points from 1957 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 292.29 points in May of 2022 and a record low of 28.50 points in January of 1957. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2022.

Core Consumer Prices in the United States is expected to be 294.60 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Core Consumer Prices is projected to trend around 304.16 points in 2023 and 309.33 points in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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United States Core Consumer Prices



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-11 12:30 PM Apr 0.6% 0.3% 0.4% 0.5%
2022-06-10 12:30 PM May 0.6% 0.6% 0.5% 0.8%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 8.60 8.30 percent May 2022
Inflation Rate Mom 1.00 0.30 percent May 2022
Consumer Price Index CPI 292.30 289.11 points May 2022
Core Inflation Rate 6.00 6.20 percent May 2022
Core Consumer Prices 292.29 290.46 points May 2022
Producer Prices 138.66 137.61 points May 2022
Producer Prices Change 10.80 10.90 percent May 2022
Export Prices 165.30 160.80 points May 2022
Import Prices 148.40 147.50 points May 2022
Food Inflation 10.10 9.40 percent May 2022
CPI Transportation 274.28 266.89 points May 2022
CPI Housing Utilities 297.87 295.26 points May 2022
CPI Core Core 5.76 5.83 percent May 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
292.29 290.46 292.29 28.50 1957 - 2022 points Monthly
1982-1984=100, SA

News Stream
US Core CPI Rises More than Expected
The CPI index for all items less food and energy in the US rose 0.6% month-over-month in April 2022, accelerating from a 0.3% increase the prior month and above market expectations of 0.4%. Along with indexes for shelter (0.5%), airline fares (18.6%), and new vehicles (1.1%), prices also increased for medical care (0.4%), recreation (0.4%), and household furnishings and operations. The annual core inflation rate eased to 6.2% from 1982-highs of 6.5%, but above market forecasts of 6%.
2022-05-11
US Core CPI Rises Less than Expected
The CPI index for all items less food and energy in the US rose 0.3 percent month-over-month in March, easing from a 0.5 percent increase the prior month and below market expectations of 0.5 percent. The shelter index was by far the biggest factor in the increase, with a broad set of other indexes also contributing, including those for airline fares, household furnishings and operations, medical care, and motor vehicle insurance. In contrast, the index for used cars and trucks fell 3.8 percent over the month. Core consumer prices climbed 6.5 percent in the 12 months to March, the most since August 1982 but less than expectations of 6.6 percent.
2022-04-12
US Core CPI Rises More than Expected
The CPI for all items less food and energy in the US rose 0.6 percent month-over-month in January of 2022, the same as in December and above market expectations of a 0.5 percent raise. Along with shelter, household furnishing and operations, used cars and trucks, the indexes for medical care and recreation increased in January. The indexes for lodging away from home and wireless telephone services were among the few to decline over the month. Core consumer prices climbed 6.0 percent yearly, the most since August 1982 and above the market consensus of a 5.9 percent increase.
2022-02-10