Annual Averages for Rates of Inflation

The chart and table of annual averages for rates of inflation displays yearly results from 2011-2021. 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 September 14, 2021 with BLS data for August. The next update is scheduled for October 13, 2021, which will be the ninth (September) reading for 2021.

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 (2011-2021*)

Date 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Annual Average 224.9 229.6 233 236.7 237 240 245.1 251.1 255.7 258.8 273.6

*For 2021, the most recent monthly inflation data (12-month based) is displayed in the chart and table.