The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a schedule of monthly release dates for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and associated data on consumer inflation. The CPI measures changes in what American consumers pay for everyday items ranging from coffee to cars.
By setting a release date and update time, 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 release schedule below, which offers upcoming dates through December 2022, notice that the CPI information released on a given day always covers data from the previous month.
CPI Release Dates
|Release Date||Reference Month||Release Time|
|November 10, 2021||October 2021||8:30 AM|
|December 10, 2021||November 2021||8:30 AM|
|January 12, 2022||December 2021||8:30 AM|
|February 10, 2022||January 2022||8:30 AM|
|March 10, 2022||February 2022||8:30 AM|
|April 12, 2022||March 2022||8:30 AM|
|May 11, 2022||April 2022||8:30 AM|
|June 10, 2022||May 2022||8:30 AM|
|July 13, 2022||June 2022||8:30 AM|
|August 10, 2022||July 2022||8:30 AM|
|September 13, 2022||August 2022||8:30 AM|
|October 13, 2022||September 2022||8:30 AM|
|November 10, 2022||October 2022||8:30 AM|
|December 13, 2022||November 2022||8:30 AM|