Consumer Price Index – Release Schedule

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