United States - monthly inflation rate in August 2019

Monthly 12-month inflation rate in the United States from August 2018 to August 2019

by Erin Duffin, last edited Sep 13, 2019
United States - monthly inflation rate in August 2019 This statistic shows the 12-month percentage of change in the consumer price index, respectively the monthly inflation rate for goods and services in the United States. The data represents U.S. city averages. In economics, the inflation rate is a measure of inflation, the rate of increase of a price index (in the below case: consumer price index). It is the percentage rate of change in price level over time. The rate of decrease in the purchasing power of money is approximately equal. In August 2019, prices increased by 1.7 percent compared to August 2018.
A projection of the annual U.S. inflation rate can be accessed here and 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 2.4 percent in 2018. 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 245.14 in 2017 and is forecasted to grow up to 279.71 in 2023, compared to the base period from 1982 to 1984.

The monthly percentage change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for urban consumers in the United States increased by 0.1 percent in August 2019 compared to the previous month.

Compared to other countries the U.S. inflation rate is relatively low. In 2018, Brazil for example had an inflation rate of 3.67 percent, compared to the previous year, while the inflation rate in China stood at 2.1 percent.
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Monthly 12-month inflation rate in the United States from August 2018 to August 2019

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