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|