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 2017, 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|
|December 15, 2016||November 2016||08:30 AM|
|January 18, 2017||December 2016||08:30 AM|
|February 15, 2017||January 2017||08:30 AM|
|March 15, 2017||February 2017||08:30 AM|
|April 14, 2017||March 2017||08:30 AM|
|May 12, 2017||April 2017||08:30 AM|
|June 14, 2017||May 2017||08:30 AM|
|July 14, 2017||June 2017||08:30 AM|
|August 11, 2017||July 2017||08:30 AM|
|September 14, 2017||August 2017||08:30 AM|
|October 13, 2017||September 2017||08:30 AM|
|November 15, 2017||October 2017||08:30 AM|
|December 13, 2017||November 2017||08:30 AM|