Consumer Price Index – Release Schedule (2018-2019)

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 2019, 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 12, 2018 November 2018 08:30 AM
January 11, 2019 December 2018 08:30 AM
February 13, 2019 January 2019 08:30 AM
March 12, 2019 February 2019 08:30 AM
April 10, 2019 March 2019 08:30 AM
May 10, 2019 April 2019 08:30 AM
June 12, 2019 May 2019 08:30 AM
July 11, 2019 June 2019 08:30 AM
August 13, 2019 July 2019 08:30 AM
September 12, 2019 August 2019 08:30 AM
October 10, 2019 September 2019 08:30 AM
November 13, 2019 October 2019 08:30 AM
December 11, 2019 November 2019 08:30 AM