Consumer Price Index – Release Schedule (2017-2018)

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 goods and services and ranges from everything from cars to fruits and vegetables.

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 2018, 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
December 13, 2017 November 2017 08:30 AM
January 12, 2018 December 2017 08:30 AM
February 14, 2018 January 2018 08:30 AM
March 13, 2018 February 2018 08:30 AM
April 11, 2018 March 2018 08:30 AM
May 10, 2018 April 2018 08:30 AM
June 12, 2018 May 2018 08:30 AM
July 12, 2018 June 2018 08:30 AM
August 10, 2018 July 2018 08:30 AM
September 13, 2018 August 2018 08:30 AM
October 11, 2018 September 2018 08:30 AM
November 14, 2018 October 2018 08:30 AM
December 12, 2018 November 2018 08:30 AM