US core consumer prices, excluding volatile items such as food and energy, increased 0.2 percent month-over-month in February 2020, the same pace as in the previous month and in line with market expectations. Prices increased for shelter, apparel, personal care, used cars and trucks, education, and medical care. Meanwhile, recreation and airline fares declined.

Core Consumer Prices in the United States averaged 127.49 points from 1957 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 267.07 points in February of 2020 and a record low of 28.50 points in January of 1957. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Core Consumer Prices - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Core Consumer Prices - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2020.

Core Consumer Prices in the United States is expected to be 267.66 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Core Consumer Prices in the United States to stand at 272.41 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Core Consumer Prices is projected to trend around 276.57 points in 2021 and 282.10 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Core Consumer Prices

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
267.07 266.48 267.07 28.50 1957 - 2020 points Monthly
1982-1984=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-12-11 01:30 PM Nov 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
2020-01-14 01:30 PM Dec 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1%
2020-02-13 01:30 PM Jan 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.3%
2020-03-11 12:30 PM Feb 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%


News Stream
US Core Consumer Prices Rise 0.3% MoM
US core consumer prices, excluding volatile items such as food and energy, increased 0.3 percent month-over-month in August of 2019, the same pace as in the prior month and against market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain. The medical care index was the largest contributor to the August increase, while the physicians’ services index was unchanged and the prescription drugs index declined slightly. Year-on-year, core consumer prices rose 2.4 percent, following a 2.2 percent increase in July and against market consensus of a 2.3 percent gain.
2019-09-12
US Core Consumer Prices Rise the Most in 1-1/2 Years
US core consumer prices, which exclude volatile items such as food and energy, increased 0.3 percent from a month earlier in June 2019, the largest increase since January 2018. Upward pressure came from shelter, used cars and trucks, and apparel, the indexes for household furnishings and operations, medical care, and motor vehicle insurance; while declines were seen in recreation, airline fares, and personal care.
2019-07-11
US Core Consumer Prices Edge Up 0.1% MoM
US core consumer prices, excluding volatile items such as food and energy, increased 0.1 percent month-over-month in March 2019, the same pace as in the prior month and slightly below market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain. The indexes for shelter, medical care, new vehicles, recreation, education were among the indexes that rose in March, while the indexes for apparel, used cars and trucks, airline fares, communication and for motor vehicle insurance declined. Year-on-year, core consumer prices rose 2.0 percent, following a 2.1 percent increase in February and slightly below market consensus of a 2.1 percent gain.
2019-04-10

United States Core Consumer Prices
In the United States, the core consumer price index tracks changes in prices that consumers pay for a basket of goods which excludes volatile food and fuel costs.