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Inflation (CPI)

ECONOMIC INDICATOR

Monthly Values (%): January '48 - October '17

Current
+/- 1 standard deviation of US Consumer Price Index YoY % Change figures fall into this range.
-5 0.0 5 10 15 '48 '50 '55 '60 '65 '70 '75 '80 '85 '90 '95 '00 '05 '10 '15 '17 10.24 Jan '48 9.48 Feb '48 6.82 Mar '48 8.27 Apr '48 9.38 May '48 9.38 Jun '48 9.76 Jul '48 9.06 Aug '48 6.65 Sep '48 6.11 Oct '48 4.77 Nov '48 2.73 Dec '48 1.39 Jan '49 1.01 Feb '49 1.74 Mar '49 .42 Apr '49 -.42 May '49 -.95 Jun '49 -2.87 Jul '49 -2.99 Aug '49 -2.50 Sep '49 -2.63 Oct '49 -1.90 Nov '49 -1.83 Dec '49 -2.08 Jan '50 -1.25 Feb '50 -1.13 Mar '50 -1.13 Apr '50 -.59 May '50 -.17 Jun '50 1.56 Jul '50 2.11 Aug '50 2.48 Sep '50 3.51 Oct '50 3.80 Nov '50 5.80 Dec '50 7.95 Jan '51 9.40 Feb '51 9.48 Mar '51 9.60 Apr '51 9.34 May '51 8.58 Jun '51 7.64 Jul '51 6.86 Aug '51 6.94 Sep '51 6.78 Oct '51 6.99 Nov '51 5.96 Dec '51 4.22 Jan '52 2.25 Feb '52 1.97 Mar '52 2.08 Apr '52 1.85 May '52 2.31 Jun '52 2.97 Jul '52 3.21 Aug '52 2.31 Sep '52 2.03 Oct '52 1.41 Nov '52 .91 Dec '52 .72 Jan '53 .68 Feb '53 .91 Mar '53 .87 Apr '53 .87 May '53 .90 Jun '53 .41 Jul '53 .60 Aug '53 .98 Sep '53 .97 Oct '53 .60 Nov '53 .60 Dec '53 1.13 Jan '54 1.50 Feb '54 1.13 Mar '54 .64 Apr '54 .86 May '54 .64 Jun '54 .26 Jul '54 .00 Aug '54 -.30 Sep '54 -.85 Oct '54 -.26 Nov '54 -.37 Dec '54 -.63 Jan '55 -.63 Feb '55 -.52 Mar '55 -.26 Apr '55 -.59 May '55 -.85 Jun '55 -.37 Jul '55 -.48 Aug '55 .15 Sep '55 .37 Oct '55 .37 Nov '55 .37 Dec '55 .22 Jan '56 .15 Feb '56 .37 Mar '56 .52 Apr '56 .97 May '56 1.65 Jun '56 1.98 Jul '56 2.21 Aug '56 1.86 Sep '56 2.57 Oct '56 2.34 Nov '56 2.83 Dec '56 3.13 Jan '57 3.50 Feb '57 3.61 Mar '57 3.71 Apr '57 3.59 May '57 3.54 Jun '57 3.30 Jul '57 3.55 Aug '57 3.55 Sep '57 2.94 Oct '57 3.27 Nov '57 3.04 Dec '57 3.51 Jan '58 3.24 Feb '58 3.63 Mar '58 3.62 Apr '58 3.36 May '58 2.85 Jun '58 2.48 Jul '58 2.33 Aug '58 2.08 Sep '58 2.08 Oct '58 1.90 Nov '58 1.76 Dec '58 1.29 Jan '59 1.05 Feb '59 .35 Mar '59 .14 Apr '59 .35 May '59 .69 Jun '59 .90 Jul '59 .83 Aug '59 1.18 Sep '59 1.52 Oct '59 1.38 Nov '59 1.52 Dec '59 1.24 Jan '60 1.41 Feb '60 1.52 Mar '60 1.93 Apr '60 1.83 May '60 1.72 Jun '60 1.37 Jul '60 1.47 Aug '60 1.23 Sep '60 1.36 Oct '60 1.47 Nov '60 1.36 Dec '60 1.60 Jan '61 1.46 Feb '61 1.46 Mar '61 .91 Apr '61 .91 May '61 .78 Jun '61 1.25 Jul '61 1.11 Aug '61 1.25 Sep '61 .77 Oct '61 .67 Nov '61 .67 Dec '61 .67 Jan '62 .90 Feb '62 1.11 Mar '62 1.34 Apr '62 1.34 May '62 1.24 Jun '62 1.00 Jul '62 1.14 Aug '62 1.47 Sep '62 1.33 Oct '62 1.33 Nov '62 1.23 Dec '62 1.33 Jan '63 1.23 Feb '63 1.13 Mar '63 .89 Apr '63 .89 May '63 1.32 Jun '63 1.56 Jul '63 1.55 Aug '63 .99 Sep '63 1.22 Oct '63 1.32 Nov '63 1.65 Dec '63 1.64 Jan '64 1.41 Feb '64 1.41 Mar '64 1.54 Apr '64 1.54 May '64 1.31 Jun '64 1.08 Jul '64 .98 Aug '64 1.17 Sep '64 1.20 Oct '64 1.40 Nov '64 1.20 Dec '64 1.10 Jan '65 1.20 Feb '65 1.20 Mar '65 1.39 Apr '65 1.61 May '65 1.93 Jun '65 1.81 Jul '65 1.61 Aug '65 1.74 Sep '65 1.70 Oct '65 1.73 Nov '65 1.92 Dec '65 1.92 Jan '66 2.56 Feb '66 2.78 Mar '66 2.87 Apr '66 2.76 May '66 2.44 Jun '66 2.75 Jul '66 3.49 Aug '66 3.57 Sep '66 3.79 Oct '66 3.56 Nov '66 3.36 Dec '66 3.20 Jan '67 2.87 Feb '67 2.55 Mar '67 2.54 Apr '67 2.32 May '67 2.84 Jun '67 2.93 Jul '67 2.60 Aug '67 2.60 Sep '67 2.59 Oct '67 3.10 Nov '67 3.28 Dec '67 3.65 Jan '68 3.64 Feb '68 3.94 Mar '68 3.93 Apr '68 4.23 May '68 4.20 Jun '68 4.49 Jul '68 4.48 Aug '68 4.46 Sep '68 4.75 Oct '68 4.42 Nov '68 4.71 Dec '68 4.69 Jan '69 4.68 Feb '69 5.25 Mar '69 5.52 Apr '69 5.51 May '69 5.48 Jun '69 5.44 Jul '69 5.43 Aug '69 5.70 Sep '69 5.67 Oct '69 5.93 Nov '69 5.90 Dec '69 6.16 Jan '70 6.42 Feb '70 6.09 Mar '70 6.06 Apr '70 6.04 May '70 6.01 Jun '70 5.71 Jul '70 5.69 Aug '70 5.66 Sep '70 5.63 Oct '70 5.60 Nov '70 5.57 Dec '70 5.28 Jan '71 4.72 Feb '71 4.44 Mar '71 4.16 Apr '71 4.40 May '71 4.38 Jun '71 4.37 Jul '71 4.36 Aug '71 4.08 Sep '71 3.81 Oct '71 3.54 Nov '71 3.27 Dec '71 3.26 Jan '72 3.76 Feb '72 3.50 Mar '72 3.49 Apr '72 3.23 May '72 2.96 Jun '72 2.96 Jul '72 2.95 Aug '72 3.19 Sep '72 3.18 Oct '72 3.41 Nov '72 3.41 Dec '72 3.64 Jan '73 3.86 Feb '73 4.83 Mar '73 5.30 Apr '73 5.53 May '73 6.00 Jun '73 5.74 Jul '73 7.40 Aug '73 7.36 Sep '73 8.06 Oct '73 8.25 Nov '73 8.94 Dec '73 9.60 Jan '74 10.00 Feb '74 10.14 Mar '74 10.07 Apr '74 10.71 May '74 10.86 Jun '74 11.54 Jul '74 10.89 Aug '74 11.95 Sep '74 11.84 Oct '74 12.20 Nov '74 12.10 Dec '74 11.75 Jan '75 11.21 Feb '75 10.46 Mar '75 10.19 Apr '75 9.26 May '75 9.18 Jun '75 9.53 Jul '75 8.62 Aug '75 7.91 Sep '75 7.65 Oct '75 7.38 Nov '75 7.13 Dec '75 6.69 Jan '76 6.27 Feb '76 6.06 Mar '76 5.85 Apr '76 6.21 May '76 5.98 Jun '76 5.56 Jul '76 5.72 Aug '76 5.49 Sep '76 5.46 Oct '76 5.06 Nov '76 5.04 Dec '76 5.20 Jan '77 6.08 Feb '77 6.43 Mar '77 6.95 Apr '77 6.74 May '77 6.70 Jun '77 6.67 Jul '77 6.63 Aug '77 6.42 Sep '77 6.39 Oct '77 6.71 Nov '77 6.68 Dec '77 6.81 Jan '78 6.24 Feb '78 6.38 Mar '78 6.50 Apr '78 7.14 May '78 7.44 Jun '78 7.73 Jul '78 7.86 Aug '78 8.48 Sep '78 8.93 Oct '78 8.87 Nov '78 8.99 Dec '78 9.25 Jan '79 9.84 Feb '79 10.25 Mar '79 10.49 Apr '79 10.70 May '79 11.08 Jun '79 11.45 Jul '79 11.84 Aug '79 11.88 Sep '79 12.07 Oct '79 12.59 Nov '79 13.25 Dec '79 13.87 Jan '80 14.16 Feb '80 14.59 Mar '80 14.59 Apr '80 14.43 May '80 14.27 Jun '80 13.15 Jul '80 12.89 Aug '80 12.77 Sep '80 12.63 Oct '80 12.63 Nov '80 12.35 Dec '80 11.79 Jan '81 11.39 Feb '81 10.61 Mar '81 10.14 Apr '81 9.79 May '81 9.70 Jun '81 10.77 Jul '81 10.82 Aug '81 10.97 Sep '81 10.27 Oct '81 9.58 Nov '81 8.91 Dec '81 8.26 Jan '82 7.61 Feb '82 6.88 Mar '82 6.62 Apr '82 6.91 May '82 7.18 Jun '82 6.56 Jul '82 5.97 Aug '82 4.94 Sep '82 5.03 Oct '82 4.48 Nov '82 3.83 Dec '82 3.71 Jan '83 3.48 Feb '83 3.59 Mar '83 4.00 Apr '83 3.44 May '83 2.47 Jun '83 2.36 Jul '83 2.46 Aug '83 2.76 Sep '83 2.75 Oct '83 3.16 Nov '83 3.79 Dec '83 4.29 Jan '84 4.69 Feb '84 4.89 Mar '84 4.55 Apr '84 4.33 May '84 4.33 Jun '84 4.31 Jul '84 4.30 Aug '84 4.28 Sep '84 4.27 Oct '84 4.15 Nov '84 4.04 Dec '84 3.53 Jan '85 3.61 Feb '85 3.79 Mar '85 3.58 Apr '85 3.57 May '85 3.66 Jun '85 3.46 Jul '85 3.35 Aug '85 3.25 Sep '85 3.24 Oct '85 3.51 Nov '85 3.79 Dec '85 3.97 Jan '86 3.20 Feb '86 2.15 Mar '86 1.59 Apr '86 1.68 May '86 1.77 Jun '86 1.67 Jul '86 1.58 Aug '86 1.76 Sep '86 1.57 Oct '86 1.28 Nov '86 1.19 Dec '86 1.36 Jan '87 1.91 Feb '87 2.84 Mar '87 3.68 Apr '87 3.67 May '87 3.75 Jun '87 3.93 Jul '87 4.29 Aug '87 4.27 Sep '87 4.36 Oct '87 4.53 Nov '87 4.33 Dec '87 4.13 Jan '88 3.94 Feb '88 3.83 Mar '88 3.99 Apr '88 3.98 May '88 3.96 Jun '88 4.13 Jul '88 4.11 Aug '88 4.18 Sep '88 4.26 Oct '88 4.25 Nov '88 4.41 Dec '88 4.48 Jan '89 4.65 Feb '89 4.89 Mar '89 5.03 Apr '89 5.28 May '89 5.17 Jun '89 5.06 Jul '89 4.62 Aug '89 4.44 Sep '89 4.59 Oct '89 4.66 Nov '89 4.64 Dec '89 5.20 Jan '90 5.26 Feb '90 5.24 Mar '90 4.71 Apr '90 4.37 May '90 4.67 Jun '90 4.82 Jul '90 5.70 Aug '90 6.17 Sep '90 6.38 Oct '90 6.20 Nov '90 6.25 Dec '90 5.65 Jan '91 5.31 Feb '91 4.82 Mar '91 4.81 Apr '91 5.03 May '91 4.70 Jun '91 4.37 Jul '91 3.80 Aug '91 3.40 Sep '91 2.85 Oct '91 3.07 Nov '91 2.98 Dec '91 2.67 Jan '92 2.82 Feb '92 3.19 Mar '92 3.18 Apr '92 3.02 May '92 3.01 Jun '92 3.16 Jul '92 3.07 Aug '92 2.99 Sep '92 3.28 Oct '92 3.12 Nov '92 2.97 Dec '92 3.25 Jan '93 3.25 Feb '93 3.02 Mar '93 3.16 Apr '93 3.22 May '93 3.00 Jun '93 2.85 Jul '93 2.84 Aug '93 2.76 Sep '93 2.75 Oct '93 2.74 Nov '93 2.81 Dec '93 2.45 Jan '94 2.52 Feb '94 2.65 Mar '94 2.36 Apr '94 2.29 May '94 2.49 Jun '94 2.70 Jul '94 2.90 Aug '94 2.97 Sep '94 2.61 Oct '94 2.60 Nov '94 2.60 Dec '94 2.87 Jan '95 2.86 Feb '95 2.79 Mar '95 3.13 Apr '95 3.12 May '95 3.04 Jun '95 2.83 Jul '95 2.62 Aug '95 2.55 Sep '95 2.74 Oct '95 2.60 Nov '95 2.53 Dec '95 2.79 Jan '96 2.72 Feb '96 2.84 Mar '96 2.83 Apr '96 2.83 May '96 2.82 Jun '96 2.88 Jul '96 2.81 Aug '96 3.00 Sep '96 3.06 Oct '96 3.25 Nov '96 3.38 Dec '96 3.04 Jan '97 3.03 Feb '97 2.77 Mar '97 2.43 Apr '97 2.24 May '97 2.23 Jun '97 2.17 Jul '97 2.29 Aug '97 2.22 Sep '97 2.09 Oct '97 1.89 Nov '97 1.70 Dec '97 1.63 Jan '98 1.44 Feb '98 1.38 Mar '98 1.44 Apr '98 1.69 May '98 1.62 Jun '98 1.75 Jul '98 1.62 Aug '98 1.43 Sep '98 1.49 Oct '98 1.48 Nov '98 1.61 Dec '98 1.67 Jan '99 1.67 Feb '99 1.73 Mar '99 2.28 Apr '99 2.09 May '99 1.97 Jun '99 2.14 Jul '99 2.26 Aug '99 2.63 Sep '99 2.56 Oct '99 2.62 Nov '99 2.68 Dec '99 2.79 Jan '00 3.22 Feb '00 3.76 Mar '00 3.01 Apr '00 3.13 May '00 3.73 Jun '00 3.60 Jul '00 3.35 Aug '00 3.46 Sep '00 3.45 Oct '00 3.44 Nov '00 3.44 Dec '00 3.72 Jan '01 3.53 Feb '01 2.98 Mar '01 3.22 Apr '01 3.56 May '01 3.19 Jun '01 2.72 Jul '01 2.72 Aug '01 2.59 Sep '01 2.13 Oct '01 1.89 Nov '01 1.60 Dec '01 1.20 Jan '02 1.14 Feb '02 1.36 Mar '02 1.64 Apr '02 1.24 May '02 1.07 Jun '02 1.47 Jul '02 1.75 Aug '02 1.52 Sep '02 2.03 Oct '02 2.25 Nov '02 2.48 Dec '02 2.76 Jan '03 3.15 Feb '03 3.03 Mar '03 2.18 Apr '03 1.89 May '03 1.95 Jun '03 2.06 Jul '03 2.22 Aug '03 2.38 Sep '03 2.04 Oct '03 1.93 Nov '03 2.04 Dec '03 2.03 Jan '04 1.69 Feb '04 1.74 Mar '04 2.29 Apr '04 2.90 May '04 3.17 Jun '04 2.94 Jul '04 2.55 Aug '04 2.54 Sep '04 3.19 Oct '04 3.62 Nov '04 3.34 Dec '04 2.84 Jan '05 3.05 Feb '05 3.21 Mar '05 3.36 Apr '05 2.87 May '05 2.54 Jun '05 3.07 Jul '05 3.65 Aug '05 4.74 Sep '05 4.35 Oct '05 3.34 Nov '05 3.34 Dec '05 4.02 Jan '06 3.64 Feb '06 3.42 Mar '06 3.61 Apr '06 3.98 May '06 4.18 Jun '06 4.10 Jul '06 3.93 Aug '06 2.01 Sep '06 1.41 Oct '06 1.97 Nov '06 2.52 Dec '06 2.08 Jan '07 2.42 Feb '07 2.80 Mar '07 2.59 Apr '07 2.71 May '07 2.69 Jun '07 2.32 Jul '07 1.90 Aug '07 2.83 Sep '07 3.61 Oct '07 4.37 Nov '07 4.11 Dec '07 4.29 Jan '08 4.14 Feb '08 3.97 Mar '08 3.90 Apr '08 4.09 May '08 4.94 Jun '08 5.50 Jul '08 5.31 Aug '08 4.95 Sep '08 3.73 Oct '08 1.10 Nov '08 -.02 Dec '08 -.11 Jan '09 .01 Feb '09 -.45 Mar '09 -.58 Apr '09 -1.02 May '09 -1.23 Jun '09 -1.96 Jul '09 -1.48 Aug '09 -1.38 Sep '09 -.22 Oct '09 1.91 Nov '09 2.81 Dec '09 2.62 Jan '10 2.15 Feb '10 2.29 Mar '10 2.21 Apr '10 2.00 May '10 1.12 Jun '10 1.34 Jul '10 1.15 Aug '10 1.12 Sep '10 1.17 Oct '10 1.08 Nov '10 1.44 Dec '10 1.70 Jan '11 2.12 Feb '11 2.62 Mar '11 3.08 Apr '11 3.46 May '11 3.50 Jun '11 3.58 Jul '11 3.76 Aug '11 3.81 Sep '11 3.52 Oct '11 3.45 Nov '11 3.06 Dec '11 3.01 Jan '12 2.90 Feb '12 2.58 Mar '12 2.27 Apr '12 1.74 May '12 1.65 Jun '12 1.42 Jul '12 1.69 Aug '12 1.95 Sep '12 2.16 Oct '12 1.80 Nov '12 1.76 Dec '12 1.65 Jan '13 2.04 Feb '13 1.53 Mar '13 1.14 Apr '13 1.40 May '13 1.68 Jun '13 1.88 Jul '13 1.48 Aug '13 1.13 Sep '13 .90 Oct '13 1.24 Nov '13 1.51 Dec '13 1.63 Jan '14 1.15 Feb '14 1.58 Mar '14 2.02 Apr '14 2.12 May '14 2.00 Jun '14 1.95 Jul '14 1.69 Aug '14 1.65 Sep '14 1.62 Oct '14 1.28 Nov '14 .67 Dec '14 -.20 Jan '15 -.08 Feb '15 .00 Mar '15 -.11 Apr '15 .02 May '15 .16 Jun '15 .19 Jul '15 .23 Aug '15 -.01 Sep '15 .12 Oct '15 .44 Nov '15 .66 Dec '15 1.36 Jan '16 .98 Feb '16 .89 Mar '16 1.15 Apr '16 1.04 May '16 1.02 Jun '16 .85 Jul '16 1.08 Aug '16 1.49 Sep '16 1.64 Oct '16 1.70 Nov '16 2.09 Dec '16 2.54 Jan '17 2.80 Feb '17 2.38 Mar '17 2.20 Apr '17 1.87 May '17 1.65 Jun '17 1.73 Jul '17 1.93 Aug '17 2.23 Sep '17 2.05 Oct '17 2.05

12 month trend

'16 N D '17 J F M A M J J A S O
Date Value
Nov '16 1.70
Dec '16 2.09
Jan '17 2.54
Feb '17 2.80
Mar '17 2.38
Apr '17 2.20
May '17 1.87
Jun '17 1.65
Jul '17 1.73
Aug '17 1.93
Sept '17 2.23
Oct '17 2.05

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
Footnotes

Data Source: Factset