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 2021, 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 12, 2020||October 2020||8:30 AM|
|December 10, 2020||November 2020||8:30 AM|
|January 13, 2021||December 2020||8:30 AM|
|February 10, 2021||January 2021||8:30 AM|
|March 10, 2021||February 2021||8:30 AM|
|April 13, 2021||March 2021||8:30 AM|
|May 12, 2021||April 2021||8:30 AM|
|June 10, 2021||May 2021||8:30 AM|
|July 13, 2021||June 2021||8:30 AM|
|August 11, 2021||July 2021||8:30 AM|
|September 14, 2021||August 2021||8:30 AM|
|October 13, 2021||September 2021||8:30 AM|
|November 10, 2021||October 2021||8:30 AM|
|December 10, 2021||November 2021||8:30 AM|