A projection of the annual U.S. inflation rate can be accessed hereand the actual annual inflation rate since 1990 can be accessed here.
One of the most important economic indicators is the development of the Consumer Price Index in a country. The change in this price level of goods and services is defined as the rate of inflation.
The annual inflation rate in the United States has decreased from 3.2 percent in 2011 to 2.1 percent in 2017. This means that the purchasing power of the U.S. dollar is relatively stable again. The purchasing power is the extent to which a person has available funds to make purchases.
According to the data published by the International Monetary Fund, the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) was about in 2016 and is forecasted to grow up to 276.84 in 2022, compared to the base period from 1982 to 1984. This indicates that prices will increase by about 11.5 percent between 2016 and 2022.
The monthly percentage change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for urban consumers in the United States increased by 0.3 percent in January 2018, compared to the previous month.
Compared to other countries the U.S. inflation rate is relatively low. In 2017, India for example had an inflation rate of 3.8 percent, compared to the previous year, while the inflation rate in China stood at 1.77 percent.