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 2020, 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 11, 2019||November 2019||8:30 AM|
|January 14, 2020||December 2019||8:30 AM|
|February 13, 2020||January 2020||8:30 AM|
|March 11, 2020||February 2020||8:30 AM|
|April 10, 2020||March 2020||8:30 AM|
|May 12, 2020||April 2020||8:30 AM|
|June 10, 2020||May 2020||8:30 AM|
|July 14, 2020||June 2020||8:30 AM|
|August 12, 2020||July 2020||8:30 AM|
|September 11, 2020||August 2020||8:30 AM|
|October 13, 2020||September 2020||8:30 AM|
|November 12, 2020||October 2020||8:30 AM|
|December 10, 2020||November 2020||8:30 AM|