Annual Averages for Rates of Inflation

The chart and table of annual averages for rates of inflation displays yearly results from 2008-2018. 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 with BLS data for September on October 11, 2018. The next update is scheduled for November 14, 2018, which will be the tenth (October) reading for this 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 (2008-2018)

Date 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Annual Average 215.3 214.5 218.1 224.9 229.6 233 236.7 237 240 245.1 252.4


For 2018, the most recent monthly data (12-month based) is displayed in both the chart and the table.