Cost of food in the United States increased 1.20 percent in October of 2018 over the same month in the previous year. Food Inflation in the United States averaged 3.41 percent from 1914 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 36.70 percent in May of 1917 and a record low of -34.30 percent in June of 1921.

Food Inflation in the United States is expected to be 1.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Food Inflation in the United States to stand at 1.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Food Inflation is projected to trend around 2.10 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.50 2.30 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.10 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 252.83 251.99 252.83 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 258.94 258.44 258.94 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.10 2.20 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 110.65 110.27 110.65 12.85 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 117.20 116.50 117.20 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.90 2.60 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 127.80 127.30 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 128.40 127.80 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.20 1.40 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 260.27 259.94 260.27 30.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 213.48 212.41 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 110.37 110.21 110.37 16.73 Index Points [+]
Core Producer Prices 116.10 115.50 116.10 99.90 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 108.60 108.47 108.60 16.07 Index Points [+]
Inflation Expectations 3.00 3.00 3.40 2.42 percent [+]


United States Food Inflation

This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Food Inflation - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Food Inflation - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.20 1.40 36.70 -34.30 1914 - 2018 percent Monthly
1982-1984=100, NSA




Country Last
Argentina 46.41 Oct/18
Australia 1.60 Sep/18
Brazil 3.33 Oct/18
Canada 1.80 Sep/18
China 3.30 Oct/18
Euro Area 1.60 Oct/18
France 2.80 Sep/18
Germany 1.90 Oct/18
India -0.86 Oct/18
Indonesia 4.36 Oct/18
Italy 0.70 Oct/18
Japan 1.80 Sep/18
Mexico 3.84 Oct/18
Netherlands 0.50 Oct/18
Russia 2.80 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 6.70 Sep/18
Singapore 1.60 Sep/18
South Africa 3.90 Sep/18
South Korea 5.60 Oct/18
Spain 1.70 Oct/18
Switzerland 1.70 Oct/18
Turkey 29.26 Oct/18
United Kingdom 0.90 Oct/18
United States 1.20 Oct/18


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