Annual Averages for Rates of Inflation

The chart and table of annual averages for rates of inflation displays yearly results from 2009-2019. 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 January 14, 2020 with BLS data for December. The next update is scheduled for February 13, 2020, which will be the first (January) reading for the year.

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 (2009-2019*)

Date 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Annual Average 214.5 218.1 224.9 229.6 233 236.7 237 240 245.1 251.1 255.7

*When available for 2020, the most recent inflation monthly data (12-month based) will be displayed in the chart.