The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.

Announcements

  • With the February 20, 2014 release of Consumer Price Index data for January 2014, the BLS database included data not intended for release. Interim annual averages for 28 Chained CPI-U series for 2013 were not intended for publication. The 2013 annual average data for these series subsequently were removed from the BLS database less than 7 hours after they were published. The information contained in the Consumer Price Index news release was not affected and remains unchanged.
  • Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) Annual Average Indexes Discontinued
    The final revisions of the C-CPI-U indexes for 2012 will be available in February 2014. Annual average indexes for C-CPI-U series will not be published for time periods after 2012. (Monthly C-CPI-U indexes will continue to be published.) In February 2014, the annual average indexes for the final estimates for 2012 C-CPI-U series will be published in the public CPI database. Table 1CA will not be published.
  • Background documents on the Chained Consumer Price Index are available from http://www.bls.gov/cpi/superlink.htm
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics has discontinued publication of its Department Store Inventory indexes after the release of the December 2013 CPI, see Discontinuation of Department Store Inventory Indexes for details
  • Publication Changes for Average Price Series
  • BLS Report Series: Beyond the Numbers
  • Common Misconceptions about the Consumer Price Index: Questions and Answers

Next Release:

  • July 2014 CPI data are scheduled to be released on August 19, 2014, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.

CPI News Releases

Consumer Price Index

July 22, 2014
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.3 percent in June after rising 0.4 percent in May. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in June after increasing 0.3 percent in May. More...
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CPI Tables

Consumer Price Index History Table:

  • Table Containing History of CPI-U U.S. All Items Indexes and Annual Percent Changes From 1913 to Present is now available in the CPI Detailed Report as Table 24

CPI Detailed Report Tables:

  • CPI Detailed Report (tables 1-29) June 2014 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) May 2014 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) April 2014 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) March 2014 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) February 2014 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables, including 2013 annual averages and second half 2013 semiannual averages) January 2014 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) December 2013 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) November 2013 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) October 2013 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) September 2013 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) August 2013 (PDF)
  • Semiannual Averages, First Half 2013 (Tables 30-39)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables, including first half semiannual average tables) July 2013 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) June 2013 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) May 2013 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) April 2013 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) March 2013 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) February 2013 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) January 2013 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) December 2012 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) November 2012 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) October 2012 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) September 2012 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) August 2012 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) July 2012 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) June 2012 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) May 2012 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) April 2012 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) March 2012 (PDF)
  • CPI Detailed Report (complete text and tables) February 2012 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report (complete text and tables) January 2012 (PDF)
  • Annual average indexes, 2011 (Tables 1A-23A)
  • Semiannual average indexes, Second Half 2011 (Tables 30-39)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report (complete text and tables) December 2011 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report (complete text and tables) November 2011 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report (complete text and tables) October 2011 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), September 2011 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), August 2011 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), July 2011 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, tables 30-39 First Half 2011 Semiannual Averages (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, complete text and tables, June 2011 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, complete text and tables, May 2011 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, complete text and tables, April 2011 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, complete text and tables, March 2011 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, complete text and tables, February 2011 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, complete text and tables, January 2011 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, Tables Annual Averages 2010 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, Tables 30-39 Second Half 2010 Semiannual Averages (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables) , December 2010 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables) , November 2010 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables) , October 2010 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), September 2010 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), August 2010 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), July 2010 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, Tables 30-39 First Half 2010 Semiannual Averages (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), June 2010 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), May 2010 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), April 2010 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), March 2010 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), February 2010 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), January 2010 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, Tables Annual Averages 2009 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, Tables 30-39 Second Half 2009 Semiannual Averages (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), December 2009 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), November 2009 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), October 2009(PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), September 2009 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), August 2009 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), July 2009 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, Tables 30-39, First Half Semiannual Averages (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), June 2009 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), May 2009 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), April 2009 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), March 2009 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), February 2009 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), January 2009 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, Tables, Second half 2008, (Tables 30-39) (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), December 2008 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, Tables Annual Average 2008 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Detailed Report, (complete text and tables), November 2008 (PDF)
  • Archived CPI Detailed Report Tables October 2000-current

Relative Importance of Items in the Consumer Price Index

December 2013:

  • US City Average (2011-2012 weights) (TXT)
  • Relative Importance of Components in the Consumer Price Index, all areas (2011-2012 weights) (PDF)
  • US City Average (2009-2010 weights) (PDF)

Department Store Inventory Price Indexes

  • December 2013 (PDF)
  • November 2013 (PDF)
  • October 2013 (PDF)
  • September 2013 (PDF)
  • August 2013 (PDF)
  • July 2013 (PDF)
  • June 2013 (PDF)
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CPI Publications

Publications

Reports

  • Response Rates for the Consumer Price Indexes, 2012 (PDF)
  • CPI research series using current methods
  • Pharmaceutical Pricing in the PPI, CPI, and IPP
  • Reconciliation Between the CPI and PCE Price Index. The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) undertook a joint project to detail and quantify the differences between the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Chain-type Price Index. A paper summarizing these differences can be found on the BEA website at http://www.bea.gov/papers/pdf/cpi_pce.pdf. The latest reconciliation tables can be found at http://www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb/nipa_underlying/pce-cpi.asp.
  • Treatment of Owner-Occupied Housing in the CPI - Paper presented to the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC) on December 9, 2005 (PDF)
  • Updating the Housing Age-Bias Regression model in the Consumer Price Index (PDF)
  • Guidelines for Quality Adjustment of New Vehicle Prices (PDF)
  • Experimental Consumer Price Index for Americans 62 years of Age and Older, 1982-2007 (Monthly Labor Review April 2008) (PDF)
  • NEW Experimental Consumer Price Index for Americans 62 years of Age and Older, 1982-2009 (PDF)
  • Response Rates for the Consumer Price Indexes, 2003 (PDF)
  • Response Rates for the Consumer Price Indexes, 2004 (PDF)
  • Response Rates for the Consumer Price Indexes, 2005 (PDF)
  • Response Rates for the Consumer Price Indexes, 2006 (PDF)
  • Response Rates for the Consumer Price Indexes, 2007 (PDF)
  • Response Rates for the Consumer Price Indexes, 2008 (PDF)
  • Response Rates for the Consumer Price Indexes, 2009 (PDF)
  • Response Rates for the Consumer Price Indexes, 2010 (PDF)
  • Response Rates for the Consumer Price Indexes, 2011 (PDF)
  • Response Rates for the Consumer Price Indexes, 2012 (PDF)
  • NEW Response Rates for the Consumer Price Indexes, 2013 (PDF)
  • Variance Estimates for Changes in the Consumer Price Index, January 2003 - December 2003 (PDF)
  • Variance Estimates for Changes in the Consumer Price Index, January 2004 - December 2004 (PDF)
  • Variance Estimates for Changes in the Consumer Price Index, January 2005 - December 2005 (PDF)
  • Variance Estimates for Changes in the Consumer Price Index, January 2006 - December 2006 (PDF)
  • Variance Estimates for Changes in the Consumer Price Index, January 2007 - December 2007 (PDF)
  • Variance Estimates for Changes in the Consumer Price Index, January 2008 - December 2008 (PDF)
  • Variance Estimates for Changes in the Consumer Price Index, January 2009 - December 2009 (PDF)
  • Variance Estimates for Changes in the Consumer Price Index, January 2010 - December 2010 (PDF)
  • Variance Estimates for Changes in the Consumer Price Index, January 2011 - December 2011 (PDF)
  • Variance Estimates for Changes in the Consumer Price Index, January 2012 - December 2012 (PDF)
  • NEW Variance Estimates for Changes in the Consumer Price Index, January 2013 - December 2013 (PDF)
  • Consumer Price Index Users Survey (PDF 262K)
  • Hedonic Quality Adjustment in the U.S. CPI

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CPI Frequently Asked Questions

CPI Special Notices

Notices

Revised Seasonal Indexes

UPDATED Each year with the release of the January CPI, seasonal adjustment factors are recalculated to reflect price movements from the just-completed calendar year. This routine annual recalculation may result in revisions to seasonally adjusted indexes for the previous 5 years. BLS made available recalculated seasonally adjusted indexes, as well as recalculated seasonal adjustment factors, for the period January 2009 through December 2013, on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

For information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, including revised indexes, seasonal factors, methodology, and actions taken in 2013, see our page on seasonal adjustment.

Social Security COLA

Soon after the publication of September CPI data each October, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announces the annual change in its benefit payments for the coming year for Social Security's Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. Specific information on how the Social Security Administration uses the CPI to determine cost-of-living adjustments can be found at http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/COLA/colasummary.html.

CPI Published Numbers

Effective with the release in February 2007 of the January 2007 Consumer Price Index (CPI), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) began to publish its consumer price indexes rounded to three decimal places. Percent changes will be calculated from the three decimal place indexes. Those percent changes will continue to be published to one decimal place. For additional information, please see "Publishing Consumer Price Indexes to Three Decimal Places: Questions and Answers".

Contact Us

Contacts

    For hard copies of Consumer Price Index publications or historical data and help with general index questions, including escalator clauses in contracts:

    • Information and Analysis: (202) 691-7000

    For more information about how we treat and price commodity and service items in the Consumer Price Index:

    • Food: (202) 691-6988
    • Housing (rent and owners' equivalent rent): (202) 691-6991
    • Transportation and Household Commodities (including gasoline, new cars, furniture and appliances): (202) 691-6982
    • Apparel and Sundry (Nondurable) Commodities: (202) 691-6979
    • Services (including medical care, utilities, insurance): (202) 691-6985

    For help finding Consumer Price Index data in LABSTAT and for information on seasonal adjustment and other technical issues:

    • Production and Control: (202) 691-6968