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 2023, 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, 2022||October 2022||8:30 AM|
|December 13, 2022||November 2022||8:30 AM|
|January 12, 2023||December 2022||8:30 AM|
|February 14, 2023||January 2023||8:30 AM|
|March 14, 2023||February 2023||8:30 AM|
|April 12, 2023||March 2023||8:30 AM|
|May 10, 2023||April 2023||8:30 AM|
|June 13, 2023||May 2023||8:30 AM|
|July 12, 2023||June 2023||8:30 AM|
|August 10, 2023||July 2023||8:30 AM|
|September 13, 2023||August 2023||8:30 AM|
|October 12, 2023||September 2023||8:30 AM|
|November 14, 2023||October 2023||8:30 AM|
|December 12, 2023||November 2023||8:30 AM|