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

US consumer price inflation increased to 2.2 percent year-on-year in November 2017 from 2 percent in the previous month, as widely expected. Gasoline prices rose at a faster pace while healthcare and apparel costs fell. Still, core inflation rate, which excludes prices of food and energy, fell to 1.7 percent from 1.8 percent in October, missing market expectations of 1.8 percent. The Fed is expected to raise interest rates later in the day despite a split among policymakers on the outlook for inflation. 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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US Inflation Rate Rises to 2.2% in November


US consumer price inflation increased to 2.2 percent year-on-year in November 2017 from 2 percent in the previous month, as widely expected. Energy prices rose at a faster pace while apparel and vehicle costs fell. The Fed is expected to raise interest rates later in the day despite a split among policymakers on the outlook for inflation.

Year-on-year, energy prices jumped 9.4 percent in November, following a 6.4 percent rise in October, as cost increased at a faster pace for gasoline (16.5 percent from 10.8 percent in October), fuel oil (18.6 percent from 11.7 percent), electricity (2.5 percent from 2 percent) and utility piped gas service (3.6 percent from 3.2 percent). Also, prices rose faster for food (1.4 percent from 1.3 percent in October) and medical care commodities (1.8 percent from 0.9 percent). Meanwhile, inflation slowed for transportation services (3.8 percent from 4.2 percent in October) and medical care services (1.6 percent from 1.9 percent), and was it steady at 3.2 percent for shelter. Cost declined for apparel (-1.6 percent from -0.6 percent in October), new vehicles (-1.1 percent from -1.4 percent) and used cars and trucks (-2.1 percent from -2.9 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.4 percent, faster than a 0.1 percent advance in October and in line with expectations. The energy index rose 3.9 percent and accounted for about three-fourths of the all items increase. The gasoline index increased 7.3 percent, and the other energy component indexes also rose. The food index was unchanged in November, with the index for food at home declining slightly.

Excluding food and energy, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent on the month, following a 0.2 percent rise in October and missing consensus of 0.2 percent. Year-on-year, core consumer prices rose 1.7 percent, easing from a 1.8 percent gain in the previous month and missing expectations of 1.8 percent.

BLS | Joana Ferreira |
12/13/2017 2:01:36 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-13 12:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 2.2% 1.9% 2.3% 2%
2017-11-15 01:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 2.0% 2.2% 2.0% 2%
2017-12-13 01:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 2.2% 2% 2.2% 2.1%
2018-01-12 01:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 2.2%
2018-02-14 01:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY
2018-03-13 12:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.20 2.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.40 0.10 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 247.59 246.64 247.59 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 253.72 253.43 253.72 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.70 1.80 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 113.62 113.03 113.62 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 114.40 113.90 114.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.10 2.80 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 124.60 124.00 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 124.90 124.00 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.40 1.30 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 253.18 253.13 253.18 30.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 204.01 202.46 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 113.62 113.35 113.62 17.60 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 113.25 113.05 113.25 17.12 Index Points [+]
Inflation Expectations 2.61 2.61 3.40 2.42 percent [+]


United States Inflation Rate

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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.20 2.00 23.70 -15.80 1914 - 2017 percent Monthly
1982-1984=100, NSA




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.80 Sep/17
Brazil 2.80 Nov/17
Canada 1.40 Oct/17
China 1.70 Nov/17
Euro Area 1.50 Nov/17
France 1.20 Nov/17
Germany 1.80 Nov/17
India 4.88 Nov/17
Indonesia 3.30 Nov/17
Italy 0.90 Nov/17
Japan 0.20 Oct/17
Mexico 6.63 Nov/17
Netherlands 1.50 Nov/17
Russia 2.50 Nov/17
South Korea 1.30 Nov/17
Spain 1.70 Nov/17
Switzerland 0.80 Nov/17
Turkey 12.98 Nov/17
United Kingdom 3.10 Nov/17
United States 2.20 Nov/17