Consumer Price Index Release Schedule

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) program from the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases scheduled data updates on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.

By setting an update time and date, 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 table below, notice that the CPI information released on a given day always covers data from the previous month.

Consumer Price Index Release Dates

Reference Month Release Date Release Time
September 2013 October 30, 2013* 08:30 AM
October 2013 November 20, 2013** 08:30 AM
November 2013 December 17, 2013 08:30 AM
December 2013 January 16, 2014 08:30 AM
January 2014 February 20, 2014 08:30 AM
February 2014 March 18, 2014 08:30 AM
March 2014 April 15, 2014 08:30 AM
April 2014 May 15, 2014 08:30 AM
May 2014 June 17, 2014 08:30 AM
June 2014 July 22, 2014 08:30 AM
July 2014 August 19, 2014 08:30 AM
August 2014 September 17, 2014 08:30 AM
September 2014 October 22, 2014 08:30 AM
October 2014 November. 20, 2014 08:30 AM
November 2014 December 17, 2014 08:30 AM

 

*BLS data on consumer prices for September had been scheduled for release on Oct. 16, 2013 but that did not happen as a result of the United States government shutdown. The release date was changed to October 30. **For the same reason, the release of inflation data for October was moved forward to Nov. 20, 2013 from Nov. 15, 2013.