The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.8 percent in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 5.0 percent before seasonal adjustment; this was the largest 12-month increase since a 5.4-percent increase for the period ending August 2008. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Consumer Price Index CPI in the United States averaged 116.74 points from 1950 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 268.55 points in May of 2021 and a record low of 23.51 points in January of 1950. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Consumer Price Index (CPI) - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Consumer Price Index (CPI) - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on June of 2021.

Consumer Price Index CPI in the United States is expected to be 268.60 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Consumer Price Index CPI in the United States to stand at 270.62 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Consumer Price Index (CPI) is projected to trend around 272.92 points in 2022 and 278.11 points in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
268.55 266.83 268.55 23.51 1950 - 2021 points Monthly
1982-1984=100, SA

United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 5.00 4.20 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.60 0.80 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 268.55 266.83 268.55 23.51 points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 273.70 271.21 273.70 28.50 points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 3.80 3.00 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 115.58 114.37 115.58 12.85 points [+]
Producer Prices 123.80 123.10 123.80 100.20 points [+]
Producer Prices Change 6.20 4.20 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 135.20 134.10 135.30 82.40 points [+]
Import Prices 130.70 129.80 147.50 75.00 points [+]
Food Inflation 2.20 2.40 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 278.65 277.26 278.65 30.50 points [+]
CPI Transportation 229.69 222.55 229.69 22.30 points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 115.97 115.21 115.97 16.73 points [+]
Core Producer Prices 122.80 122.00 122.80 99.90 points [+]
Pce Price Index 114.08 113.39 114.08 16.07 points [+]
Inflation Expectations 3.40 3.20 3.40 2.33 percent [+]


United States Consumer Price Index (CPI)
In the United States, the Consumer Price Index or CPI measures changes in the prices paid by consumers for a basket of goods and services.