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Inflation, CPI (Average) in USA

Source: World Bank, National Statistical Office, IMF estimates (Oct 2020)
Last Updated: Feb 8, 2021

Average inflation measured by CPI reached 1.81 % in 2019 in USA, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 25.7 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, average inflation measured by CPI in USA reached an all time high of 13.5 % in 1980 and an all time low of -0.320 % in 2009. When compared to USA's main peers, average inflation measured by CPI in Canada amounted to 1.95 %, 2.90 % in China, 0.477 % in Japan and 3.64 % in Mexico in 2019.

USA has been ranked 104th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of average inflation measured by CPI, 53 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Inflation as measured by the consumer price index (CPI) reflects the annual percentage change in the cost to the average consumer of acquiring a basket of goods and services that may be fixed or changed at specified intervals, such as yearly.


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