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United States Core Inflation Rate

Last Release
Mar 31, 2024
Actual
3.8
Units In
%
Previous
3.8
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
May 15, 2024
Time to Release
1 Months 2 Days 5 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
13.6
Jun 1980
0.6
Oct 2010
3.63 %1957-2024U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
In the United States, the core inflation rate tracks changes in prices that consumers pay for a basket of goods which excludes volatile food and fuel costs.

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The annual core consumer price inflation rate in the United States, which excludes volatile items such as food and energy, stood at a near three-year low of 3.8% in March 2024, matching February's reading and slightly above market forecasts of 3.7%. The shelter index increased 5.7%, accounting for over sixty percent of the total 12-month increase in all items less food and energy index, the same rate as in February. Other indexes with notable increases over the last year include motor vehicle insurance (+22.2%), medical care (+2.2%), recreation (+1.8%), and personal care (+4.2%). Monthly, core consumer prices rose by 0.4% in March, the same as in the previous two months and above market expectations of 0.3%.

United States Core Inflation Rate History

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