Inflation Rate in the United States of America, 2018
Monthly inflation rate in the United States was -0.32% in December 2018. That is 0.02 more than it was in November 2018 and 0.26 less than in December 2017. At the same time, 2018 year to date inflation rate is 1.91% and year over year inflation rate is 1.91%.
In 2018 USA ranks #9 in the world by yearly inflation rate.
Inflation rate in the United States is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) - prices that consumers have to pay for the products and services, which includes not only the producers price, but also various taxes.
To be more specific, it is based on the Consumer Price Index - All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) which includes those places and Metropolitan Statistical Areas of 2500 people or more. This covers about 80% of the population, excluding rural and military consumers. CPI-U is the most generic index, showing the real price changes from the consumer standpoint.
Current Inflation Rate
Inflation rate in December 2018:
(month over month, MOM)
|Inflation rate year to date, YTD:||1.91%|
|Inflation rate in November 2018, MOM:||-0.33%|
|Inflation rate in December 2017, MOM:||-0.06%|
|Inflation rate in December 2017, YTD:||2.11%|
|Inflation rate in 2017:||2.11%|
|Last 12 months inflation rate:
(year over year, YOY)
|Last 60 months inflation rate (5 years):||7.80%|
|Last 120 months inflation rate (10 years):||19.51%|
Month over month inflation rate is calculated for just the subject month itself - from the first to the last day of that month:
|Month to month, %||0.54||0.45||0.23||0.40||0.42||0.16||0.01||0.06||0.12||0.18||-0.33||-0.32||1.91|
Year to year inflation rate is calculated for 12 months: 11 months preceding the subject one and the subject month itself:
|Year over year (12 months), %||2.07||2.21||2.36||2.46||2.80||2.87||2.95||2.70||2.28||2.52||2.18||1.91||1.91|
Progressive inflation rate is an incremental year to date inflation that sums rates from the beginning of the calendar year to the end of the subject month:
|Progressive (year to date), %||0.54||1.00||1.23||1.63||2.05||2.22||2.22||2.28||2.40||2.58||2.24||1.91||1.91|
There are more resources available about the inflation in the United States:
- Tables of current and historical inflation rates in the United States by months and years
- Monthly charts showing month over month inflation
- Monthly charts showing year over year inflation rates
- Yearly - charts of annual inflation
- Comparison charts that allow custom reports for any given period and to compare inflation rates between countries and years
- Calculators that allow calculating inflation rates, price and money purchasing power changes for custom periods
Hotlinking and Charts Reusing
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All data and calculations are based on the Consumer Price Index published monthly by the U.S. Department Of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Inflation data in the US is published in the middle of the following month, usually on 16th.