US Price Indices

  • United States

Price Indices

Indicator    Date Change
Consumer Price Index 242.348 Nov 2016 +0.20 %
Consumer Price Index (Annual Change) 1.7 Nov 2016
Consumer Price Index (Change) 0.2 Nov 2016
Core Consumer Price Index 249.357 Nov 2016 +0.15 %
Core Consumer Price Index (Annual Change) 2.1 Nov 2016
Core Consumer Price Index (Change) 0.2 Nov 2016
Core Personal Consumption Expenditures 107.61 Jun 2014 +0.14 %
Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (Annual Change) 1.580 Jun 2014
Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (Change) 0.155 Jun 2014
Core Producer Price Index 193.4 Dec 2015 +0.26 %
Core Producer Price Index (Change) 0.3 Dec 2015
Dollar Index 87.988 Oct 13, 2017 -0.11 %
Personal Consumption Expenditures 109.03 Jun 2014 +0.22 %
Personal Consumption Expenditures (Annual Change) 1.718 Jun 2014
Personal Consumption Expenditures (Change) 0.236 Jun 2014
Producer Price Index 191.2 Dec 2015 -0.78 %
Producer Price Index (Change) -0.8 Dec 2015
The goal of the various price indices is to measure the price changes for an array of products on a month-by-month basis, thereby to gauge the level of inflation. Two well known price indices are the Producer Price Index (PPI) and the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The PPI measures the month-by-month change in prices that producers receive for their products, retrieved using surveys from various sectors including manufacturing, agriculture, mining, and utilities. The CPI is a consumer-level analysis of the month-by-month cost to buy a set basket of goods and services. It is considered one of the most effective indicators revealing the current state of inflation in an economy.