The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a schedule of monthly release dates for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and associated data on consumer inflation. The CPI measures changes in what American consumers pay for goods and services and ranges from everything from cars to fruits and vegetables.
By setting a release date and update time, everyone is able to get the latest inflation information at once, with no one receiving an advantage that could help them in the markets or elsewhere.
Looking at the release schedule below, which offers upcoming dates through November 2016, notice that the CPI information released on a given day always covers data from the previous month.
CPI Release Dates
|Release Date||Reference Month||Release Time|
|November 17, 2015||October 2015||08:30 AM|
|December 15, 2015||November 2015||08:30 AM|
|January 20, 2016||December 2015||08:30 AM|
|February 19, 2016||January 2016||08:30 AM|
|March 16, 2016||February 2016||08:30 AM|
|April 14, 2016||March 2016||08:30 AM|
|May 17, 2016||April 2016||08:30 AM|
|June 16, 2016||May 2016||08:30 AM|
|July 15, 2016||June 2016||08:30 AM|
|August 16, 2016||July 2016||08:30 AM|
|September 16, 2016||August 2016||08:30 AM|
|October 18, 2016||September 2016||08:30 AM|
|November 17, 2016||October 2016||08:30 AM|
|December 15, 2016||November 2016||08:30 AM|