Annual inflation rate in the US accelerated to 5.4% in June of 2021 from 5% in May, hitting a fresh high since August of 2008, and well above forecasts of 4.9%. Biggest price increases were recorded for used cars and trucks (45.2%), gasoline (45.1%), fuel oil (44.5), utility gas service (15.6%) and transportation services (10.4%). Shelter costs were up 2.6% and food 2.4%. Inflation has been on the rise this year amid low base effects from 2020 and as the economic recovery picks up, business restrictions ease and demand surges amid widespread vaccination and federal support. Meanwhile, high commodity prices, supply constraints and higher wages as companies grapple with a labour shortage continue to weigh on the CPI. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Inflation Rate in the United States averaged 3.23 percent from 1914 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 23.70 percent in June of 1920 and a record low of -15.80 percent in June of 1921. This page provides - United States Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2021.

Inflation Rate in the United States is expected to be 4.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in the United States to stand at 3.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.60 percent in 2022 and 1.90 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.40 5.00 23.70 -15.80 1914 - 2021 percent Monthly
1982-1984=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-13 12:30 PM Mar 2.6% 1.7% 2.5% 2.6%
2021-05-12 12:30 PM Apr 4.2% 2.6% 3.6% 3.8%
2021-06-10 12:30 PM May 5% 4.2% 4.7% 4.7%
2021-07-13 12:30 PM Jun 5.4% 5% 4.9% 4.9%
2021-08-11 12:30 PM Jul 5.4% 5.4%
2021-09-14 12:30 PM Aug
2021-10-13 12:30 PM Sep
2021-11-10 01:30 PM Oct


News Stream
US Inflation Rate Rises to 5.4%, New 13-Year High
Annual inflation rate in the US accelerated to 5.4% in June of 2021 from 5% in May, hitting a fresh high since August of 2008, and well above forecasts of 4.9%. Biggest price increases were recorded for used cars and trucks (45.2%), gasoline (45.1%), fuel oil (44.5), utility gas service (15.6%) and transportation services (10.4%). Shelter costs were up 2.6% and food 2.4%. Inflation has been on the rise this year amid low base effects from 2020 and as the economic recovery picks up, business restrictions ease and demand surges amid widespread vaccination and federal support. Meanwhile, high commodity prices, supply constraints and higher wages as companies grapple with a labour shortage continue to weigh on the CPI.
2021-07-13
US Inflation Rate Rises to 5%
Annual inflation rate in the US accelerated to 5% in May of 2021 from 4.2% in April and above market forecasts of 4.7%. It is the highest reading since August of 2008 amid low base effects from last year when the coronavirus pandemic hit the economy hard, rising consumer demand as the economy reopens, soaring commodity prices, supply constraints and higher wages as companies grapple with a labour shortage. Biggest price increases were recorded for gasoline (56.2%), used cars and trucks (29.7%), utility gas service (13.5%), transportation services (11.2%) and apparel (5.6%). Shelter costs were up 2.2% and food also went up 2.2%.
2021-06-10
US Inflation Rate Expected at Fresh 2008-Highs
Annual inflation rate in the US is expected at 4.7% in May which would be a new high since September of 2008. Inflation has been on a rise since February amid low base effects from last year when the coronavirus pandemic hit the economy hard, rising consumer demand as the economy reopens, soaring commodity prices, supply constraints and higher wages as companies grapple with a labour shortage. The inflation is seen hitting the peak in Q2 and then to start slowing in the second half of 2022. The Fed has been reiterating that price pressures are transitory and that higher inflation could be tolerated for some time. Still, investors worry that persistent inflation would force the central bank to start reducing its bond purchases early although a rate hike is not expected before 2023. The annual inflation rate in the US soared to 4.2% in April of 2021 from 2.6% in March and well above market forecasts of 3.6%.
2021-06-10
US Inflation Rate at 13-Year High
The annual inflation rate in the US soared to 4.2% in April of 2021 from 2.6% in March and well above market forecasts of 3.6%. It is the highest reading since September of 2008, amid a surge in demand as the economy reopens, soaring commodity prices, supply constraints. There is also a base effect weighing as the coronavirus pandemic dented economic activity bringing the inflation rate to 0.3% in April 2020. The biggest increases were recorded for gasoline (49.6% vs 22.5% in March), fuel oil (37.3% vs 20.2%) and used cars and trucks (21% vs 9.4%). Inflation also accelerated for shelter (2.1% vs 1.7%) and new vehicles (2% vs 1.5%) and rebounded for apparel (1.9% vs -2.5%), but slowed for medical care services (2.2% vs 2.7%) and food (2.4% vs 3.5%). Meanwhile, compared to March, prices rose 0.8%, the most since 2009 while monthly core consumer inflation increased 0.9%, the most since 1996.
2021-05-12

United States Inflation Rate
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).