Monthly Values (%): January '48 - May '17
- +/- 1 standard deviation of US Consumer Price Index YoY % Change figures fall into this range.
12 month trend
Data represents historical month end values
What is it?
- The Consumer Price Index (CPI) SA (Seasonally Adjusted) measures changes in the price level of a market basket of consumer goods and services purchased by households. This indicator value represents the trailing year over year % change in the CPI index as of last month-end.
Why is it important?
- CPI measures inflation in the US Economy which can decrease the purchasing power of a consumer and decrease the demand for goods and services.
How do we interpret it?
- Rising value levels indicate increasing inflation. Decreasing value levels indicate the opposite.
Typical historical range
- As of December 31, 2016, +/- 1 standard deviation* of historical month-end values have ranged from 0.59% to 6.50%.1