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United States Inflation Rate

Last Release
Aug 2021
Actual
5.3 %
Forecast
5.2 %
Previous
5.4 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Oct 13, 2021
Time to Release
25 Days 18 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
23.7 %
Jun 1920
-15.8 %
Jun 1921
2.91 %1919 - 2021U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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).

Latest Updates

The annual inflation rate in the US eased to 5.3% in August from a 13-year high of 5.4% reported in June and July, matching market expectations. A slowdown was seen in cost of used cars and trucks (31.9% percent vs 41.7% in July) and transportation services (4.6% vs 6.4%) and inflation was steady for shelter (2.8%) and apparel (4.2%). On the other hand, faster price increases were seen for food (3.7% vs 3.4%), namely food at home (3% vs 2.6%) and food away from home (4.7% vs 4.6%); new vehicles (7.6% vs 6.4%); energy (25% vs 23.8%); and medical care services (1% vs 0.8%). The monthly rate eased to 0.3% from 0.5% in July, better than forecasts of 0.4%. Prices of airline fares, used cars and trucks, and motor vehicle insurance all declined over the month while increases were seen in cost of gasoline, household furnishings and operations, food, and shelter.

United States Inflation Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Sep 14, 202112:33US Inflation Rate Slows to 5.3% as Expected
Sep 14, 202108:20US Inflation is Seen Slowing Down
Aug 11, 202112:31US Inflation Rate Holds Steady at 13-Year High
Jul 13, 202112:32US Inflation Rate Rises to 5.4%, New 13-Year High
Jan 14, 202013:50US Inflation Rate Rises to 14-Month High
Dec 11, 201913:41US Inflation Rate Climbs to 1-Year High
Nov 13, 201914:13US Inflation Rate Above Forecasts
DATETIMEEVENTActual
Sep 14, 202112:30Inflation Rate YoY5.3 %
Aug 11, 202112:30Inflation Rate YoY5.4 %
Jul 13, 202112:30Inflation Rate YoY5.4 %
Jun 10, 202112:30Inflation Rate YoY5 %
May 12, 202112:30Inflation Rate YoY4.2 %
Apr 13, 202112:30Inflation Rate YoY2.6 %
Mar 10, 202113:30Inflation Rate YoY1.7 %

United States prices Indicators

All United States indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Core Inflation Rate
4
Aug 2021
4.3
Jul 2021
0
Dec 1957
13.6
Jun 1980
%Monthly1957 - 2021
Core Pce Price Index
117.72
Jul 2021
117.32
Jun 2021
16.73
Jan 1959
117.72
Jul 2021
pointsMonthly1959 - 2021
Core Producer Prices
126.9
Aug 2021
126.1
Jul 2021
99.9
Apr 2010
126.9
Aug 2021
pointsMonthly2010 - 2021
Cpi Housing Utilities
282.39
Aug 2021
281.6
Jul 2021
30.5
Jan 1967
282.39
Aug 2021
pointsMonthly1967 - 2021
CPI Transportation
238.33
Aug 2021
239.72
Jul 2021
22.3
Apr 1950
239.72
Jul 2021
pointsMonthly1950 - 2021
Consumer Price Index CPI
273.01
Aug 2021
272.27
Jul 2021
23.51
Jan 1950
273.01
Aug 2021
pointsMonthly1950 - 2021

Inflation Rate across North America

Inflation Rate global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Bermuda
0.5
Dec 2019
0.9
Nov 2019
0.3
May 2019
2.6
Oct 2014
%Monthly2014 - 2019
Canada
4.1
Aug 2021
3.7
Jul 2021
-17.8
Jul 1921
21.6
Jun 1920
%Monthly1919 - 2021
Mexico
5.59
Aug 2021
5.81
Jul 2021
2.13
Dec 2015
179.73
Feb 1988
%Monthly1974 - 2021
Puerto Rico
2.9
Jul 2021
2.7
Jun 2021
-1.7
Jun 2020
8.8
Oct 2005
%Monthly2003 - 2021
United States
5.3
Aug 2021
5.4
Jul 2021
-15.8
Jun 1921
23.7
Jun 1920
%Monthly1919 - 2021

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