United States Consumer Price Index (CPI) n.s.a.

Country:
United States
USD, US dollar
Sector:
Prices
Low 252.885 252.819
252.439
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253.192
252.885
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Consumer Price Index n.s.a. reflects changes in prices of a basket of consumer goods and services in the specified month compared to the base period, which is set to 1982. The index shows price changes from the perspective of the consumer. The index calculation is not seasonally adjusted, i.e. it does not reflect annual changes occurring approximately at the same time and that are approximately equal in size. Such changes may arise from holidays, weather and production cycles, etc.

Goods and services included in the CPI calculation basket are divided into eight main groups: food and beverages, housing, clothing, transportation, medical care, recreation, education and communications, other goods and services. In turn, these eight 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.

Not seasonally adjusted CPI is rarely interpreted separately, because high volatility prevents from having an objective picture of price changes. Generally, CPI growth indicates an increase in inflation and is seen as positive for the dollar.

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The chart of the entire available history of the "United States Consumer Price Index (CPI) n.s.a." 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
252.885
252.819
252.439
Sep 2018
252.439
252.604
252.146
Aug 2018
252.146
252.529
252.006
Jul 2018
252.006
252.327
251.989
Jun 2018
251.989
251.604
251.588
May 2018
251.588
250.77
250.546
Apr 2018
250.546
250.292
249.554
Mar 2018
249.554
249.665
248.991
Feb 2018
248.991
248.148
247.867
Jan 2018
247.867
246.842
246.524
Dec 2017
246.524
246.856
246.669
Nov 2017
246.669
247.138
246.663
Oct 2017
246.663
247.268
246.819
Sep 2017
246.819
245.351
245.519
Aug 2017
245.519
244.974
244.786
Jul 2017
244.786
245.25
244.955
Jun 2017
244.955
244.349
244.733
May 2017
244.733
244.061
244.524
Apr 2017
244.524
244.11
243.801
Mar 2017
243.801
243.603
Feb 2017
243.6
242.84
Jan 2017
242.84
241.43
Dec 2016
241.43
241.35
Nov 2016
241.35
241.73
Oct 2016
241.73
241.43
Sep 2016
241.43
240.85
Aug 2016
240.85
240.65
Jul 2016
240.65
241.04
Jun 2016
241.04
240.24
May 2016
240.24
239.26
Apr 2016
239.26
238.13
Mar 2016
238.13
237.11
Feb 2016
237.11
236.92
Jan 2016
236.92
236.53
Dec 2015
236.53
237.34
Nov 2015
237.34
237.84
Oct 2015
237.84
237.95
Sep 2015
237.95
238.32
Aug 2015
238.32
238.65
Jul 2015
238.65
238.638
Jun 2015
238.638
237.81
May 2015
237.81
236.6
Apr 2015
236.6
236.12
Mar 2015
236.12
234.72
Feb 2015
234.72
233.71
Jan 2015
233.71
234.81
Dec 2014
234.81
236.15
Nov 2014
236.15
237.43
Oct 2014
237.43
238.03
Sep 2014
238.03
237.85

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