US core consumer price inflation, which excludes volatile items such as food and energy, decreased to 1.4 percent year-on-year in April 2020 from 2.1 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 1.7 percent. It was the lowest rate since April 2011 amid efforts to contain the rapid spread of coronavirus.

Core Inflation Rate in the United States averaged 3.60 percent from 1957 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 13.60 percent in June of 1980 and a record low of 0 percent in May of 1957. This page provides - United States Core Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Core Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2020. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Core Inflation Rate in the United States is expected to be 1.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Core Inflation Rate in the United States to stand at 2.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Core Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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United States Core Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.40 2.10 13.60 0.00 1957 - 2020 percent Monthly
1982-1984=100, NSA

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-13 01:30 PM Jan 2.3% 2.3% 2.2% 2.3%
2020-03-11 12:30 PM Feb 2.4% 2.3% 2.3% 2.3%
2020-04-10 12:30 PM Mar 2.1% 2.4% 2.3% 2.3%
2020-05-12 12:30 PM Apr 1.4% 2.1% 1.7% 1.6%
2020-06-10 12:30 PM May 1.4%
2020-07-14 12:30 PM Jun 1.8%
2020-08-12 12:30 PM Jul
2020-09-11 12:30 PM Aug

United States Core Inflation Rate
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.