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.