United States Core Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Country:
United States
USD, US dollar
Sector:
Prices
Low 258.939 258.563
258.441
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259.5
258.939
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Core Consumer Price Index demonstrates changes in average prices for a consumer basket of goods and services in the specified month compared to the basis period as of 1982. The index shows how prices change from the consumer perspective. In other words, it allows estimating changes in the cost of living. Food and energy are excluded from the core index calculation due to their high volatility.

Goods and services included in the CPI calculation basket are divided into main groups, such as housing, clothing, transportation, medical care, recreation, education and communications, other goods and services. In turn, these groups are divided into more than 200 categories, which include about 80,000 titles. The index calculation does not include income taxes and investment items (stocks, bonds, insurance policies). Unlike the producer price index, prices for imported goods and excise prices are included in calculation.

Prices for goods and services, based on which the index is calculated, are collected from a monthly survey of approximately 23,000 trade and service companies. The sample is revised from time to time. Also, thousands of families across the country are interviewed. Weights of calculation elements are regularly reviewed. The indicator is calculated in comparison with benchmark prices as of 1982.

The CPI calculation takes into account spendings of urban residents, such as specialists, self-employed citizens, unemployed, officials, pensioners. Farmers, rural population, military personnel and individuals in prisons and psychiatric hospitals are not included in calculation.

The Core Consumer Price Index is often used for evaluating inflation. CPI growth indicates an increase in inflation.

The index is taken into account when adjusting wages and social payments. Also, CPI is used for adjusting the income tax structure and in the calculation of a real GDP.

Core CPI growth is seen as positive for dollar quotes.

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The chart of the entire available history of the "United States Core Consumer Price Index (CPI)" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values ​​of the economic indicator for the specified dates.

A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values ​​of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Oct 2018
258.939
258.563
258.441
Sep 2018
258.441
258.564
258.141
Aug 2018
258.141
258.804
257.93
Jul 2018
257.93
257.579
257.305
Jun 2018
257.305
257.086
256.889
May 2018
256.889
256.981
256.45
Apr 2018
256.45
256.899
256.2
Mar 2018
256.2
255.654
255.751
Feb 2018
255.751
254.86
255.287
Jan 2018
255.287
254.33
254.398
Dec 2017
254.426
254.42
253.724
Nov 2017
253.724
254.116
253.428
Oct 2017
253.428
253.549
252.86
Sep 2017
252.86
253.156
252.54
Aug 2017
252.54
252.12
251.914
Jul 2017
251.914
251.694
251.627
Jun 2017
251.627
251.439
251.329
May 2017
251.329
251.577
251.172
Apr 2017
251.172
251.915
250.993
Mar 2017
250.993
251.299
Feb 2017
251.3
250.78
Jan 2017
250.78
249.93
Dec 2016
249.93
249.36
Nov 2016
249.36
248.98
Oct 2016
248.98
248.61
Sep 2016
248.61
248.34
Aug 2016
248.34
247.71
Jul 2016
247.71
247.5
Jun 2016
247.5
247.07
May 2016
247.07
246.57
Apr 2016
246.57
246.1
Mar 2016
246.1
245.93
Feb 2016
245.93
245.23
Jan 2016
245.23
244.45
Dec 2015
244.45
244.14
Nov 2015
244.14
243.7
Oct 2015
243.7
243.21
Sep 2015
243.21
242.69
Aug 2015
242.69
242.51
Jul 2015
242.51
242.193
Jun 2015
242.193
241.76
May 2015
241.76
241.41
Apr 2015
241.41
240.79
Mar 2015
240.79
240.25
Feb 2015
240.25
239.87
Jan 2015
239.87
239.34
Dec 2014
239.34
239.33
Nov 2014
239.33
239.16
Oct 2014
239.16
238.68
Sep 2014
238.68
238.35

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