UNITED STATES INFLATION RATE
The inflation rate in United States was last reported at 1.10 percent in August of 2010. From 1914 until 2010, the average inflation rate in United States was 3.38 percent reaching an historical high of 23.70 percent in June of 1920 and a record low of -15.80 percent in June of 1921. Inflation rate refers to a general rise in prices measured against a standard level of purchasing power. The most well known measures of Inflation are the CPI which measures consumer prices, and the GDP deflator, which measures inflation in the whole of the domestic economy. This page includes: United States Inflation Rate chart, historical data and news.
Exchange Rate United States
0.10 * The table above displays the monthly average.
U.S. CONSUMER PRICES ROSE 0.3% IN AUGUST
Published: 9/17/2010 2:05:35 PM By: TradingEconomics.com, Bloomberg The cost of living in the U.S. climbed in August for a second month as energy and food prices increased, while other goods and services showed little change. The consumer-price index rose 0.3 percent for a second month, figures from the Labor Department showed today in Washington. Excluding volatile food and fuel costs, the so- called core rate was unchanged.
While demand is strong enough to avert an extended and broad-based decline in prices, companies such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Kroger Co. are offering discounted merchandise to attract shoppers. A limited risk of inflation is one reason economists project the Federal Reserve will hold interest rates close to zero until late next year.
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