US Inflation Report Release Dates

A monthly US inflation report that includes the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) summary, calculated inflation rates and a list of decreases or increases in consumer price categories is provided by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

To complete the inflation report, each month the BLS surveys and collects consumer prices on various goods and services from around the United States. Results are compiled, analyzed and then published about two weeks after a month ends. Here is a grid of past and upcoming release dates for a month’s US Inflation report.

Release Dates Reference Month Release Times
Jan. 20, 2016 December 2015 08:30 AM
Feb. 19, 2016 January 2016 08:30 AM
Mar. 16, 2016 February 2016 08:30 AM
Apr. 14, 2016 March 2016 08:30 AM
May 17, 2016 April 2016 08:30 AM
Jun. 16, 2016 May 2016 08:30 AM
Jul. 15, 2016 June 2016 08:30 AM
Aug. 16, 2016 July 2016 08:30 AM
Sep. 16, 2016 August 2016 08:30 AM
Oct. 18, 2016 September 2016 08:30 AM
Nov. 17, 2016 October 2016 08:30 AM
Dec. 15, 2016 November 2016 08:30 AM

 

US Inflation Report Data

Below is an example of some BLS-watched goods and services with their price increases or decreases. The table shows average percentage changes in the CPI from the previous month. This is a section of information that was offered in the Consumer Price Index Summary as part of the BLS’s US inflation report for August 2013. The release date for this table was September 17, 2013.

  Feb 2014 Mar 2014 Apr 2014 May 2014 June 2014 July 2014 Sept 2014 12 Month
All items 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.1 -0.2 1.7
  Food 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.2 2.7
    Food at home 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.7 .0 0.4 0.2 2.9
    Food away from home 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 2.5
  Energy -0.5 -0.1 0.3 0.9 1.6 -0.3 -2.6 0.4
    Energy commodities -1.3 -2.0 1.9 0.6 3.0 -0.3 -3.9 -2.4
      Gasoline (all types) -1.7 -1.7 2.3 0.7 3.3 -0.3 -4.1 -2.8
      Fuel oil 4.1 -2.9 -3.0 -1.4 -1.7 -0.7 -1.2 -0.2
    Energy services 0.7 2.6 -1.9 1.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.6 4.6
      Electricity -0.2 1.1 -2.6 2.3 0.2 -0.3 0.1 4.1
      Utility (piped) gas service 3.6 7.5 0.3 -1.7 -2.6 -0.4 -2.8 5.8
  All items less food, energy 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 .0 1.7
    Commodities less food, energy -0.1 .0 0.1 0.1 0.1 .0 -0.1 -0.4
      New vehicles 0.1 .0 0.3 0.2 -0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4
      Used cars and trucks -0.1 0.4 0.5 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3 -0.3 .0
      Apparel -0.3 0.3 .0 0.3 0.5 0.2 -0.2 .0
      Medical care 0.6 -0.3 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.3 -0.1 2.6
    Services less energy 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.1 .0 2.5
      Shelter 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 2.9
      Transportation 0.3 0.2 0.7 1.0 0.1 -0.7 -0.6 1.5
      Medical care 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 .0 0.1 .0 1.9

 

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