Overview

Monthly inflation rate in the United States was 0.43% in March 2016. That is 0.35 more than it was in February 2016 and 0.16 less than in March 2015. At the same time, 2016 year to date inflation rate is 0.68% and year over year inflation rate is 0.85%.

In 2016 USA ranks #10 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 March 2016:
(month over month, MOM)
0.43%
Inflation rate year to date, YTD:0.68%
Inflation rate in February 2016, MOM:0.08%
Inflation rate in March 2015, MOM:0.60%
Inflation rate in March 2015, YTD:0.56%
Inflation rate in 2015:0.73%
Last 12 months inflation rate:
(year over year, YOY)
0.85%
Last 60 months inflation rate (5 years):6.56%
Last 120 months inflation rate (10 years):19.19%


Month over month inflation rate is calculated for just the subject month itself - from the first to the last day of that month:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
Month to month, % 0.17 0.08 0.43 0.68
2016 United States Inflation Rate: Month to Month


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Year to year inflation rate is calculated for 12 months: 11 months preceding the subject one and the subject month itself:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
Year over year (12 months), % 1.37 1.02 0.85 0.68
2016 United States Inflation Rate: Year over Year


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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:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
Progressive (year to date), % 0.17 0.25 0.68 0.68
2016 United States Progressive Inflation Rate


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About Data

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.

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