Annual Averages for Rates of Inflation

The chart and table of annual averages for rates of inflation displays yearly results from 2012-2022. This information is made available by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and it is published every month in the Consumer Price Index. The chart and table were last updated May 11 with BLS data for April. The next update is scheduled for June 10, which will offer the fifth (May) reading for 2022.

Generally, more interest — at least what you hear or see through news media — is directed toward current inflation rates instead of annual averages shown below.

Table of Annual Averages (2012-2022*)

Date 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022*
Annual Average 229.6 233 236.7 237 240 245.1 251.1 255.7 258.8 271 289.1

*The most recent monthly inflation data (12-month based) is displayed in the chart’s and table’s final column.