InflationData.com is the Premiere Inflation
Site. We have been publishing inflation
related information since 1997 and our goal
is to provide you with the best inflation
(and deflation) related information on the
web in a friendly readable format without
all the government speak.
The key components on this site are the
Current Inflation Rate listed in the
box to the right for the current month and
table form for the most recent years.
Historical Inflation Rate is available
in table form all the way back to the beginning
when the government first began tracking
it in 1913. Blog posts can be found under
The inflation rate is actually calculated
from the difference between
Current Consumer Price Index and the
Consumer price index a year ago. So we track
Historical Consumer Price Index.
The Consumer Price Index is calculated
monthly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
They pick a date and set the index equal
to 100 (currently they use an average of
the date range from 1982-1984). The index
that we use is called the (CPI-U) which
stands for "Consumer Price Index for
all Urban Consumers". This is
used to calculate what is commonly called
the "inflation rate".
The government calculates this to one
decimal place. So the typical annual inflation
rate would be something like 2.5%. At InflationData.com
we calculate the inflation rate to two decimal
places since it could actually be 2.45%
or 2.54% and it would still be considered
2.5% by the BLS. We feel that the "finer
view" will allow us to get a better
picture of the economic condition.
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Most inflation is tracked on an Annual
basis but sometimes it is helpful to see
inflation on a monthly basis, see our
Monthly Inflation Rate Table.
We believe a picture is worth a thousand
words so we also provide a graphical view
Annual Inflation Chart. If you don't
feel like using the CPI index to calculate
the inflation rate between two dates yourself
you can use our
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InflationData.com is dedicated to providing
you with the most current Inflation
Rate Data on the web, in addition to
information on the other monetary
activities of the Federal Government
and US Treasury.
Our goal at InflationData.com is to provide articles on Inflation and the
Consumer Price Index in an easily readable
format rather than in "Government-speak".
By understanding inflation economic
theory and the factors involved in inflation
you should be able to make better decisions
regarding home ownership, real estate, insurance,
trade stocks, credit cards, business
We are primarily devoted to providing
inflation and economics information for
the United States but we do have a few foreign
inflation links on our
After years of publishing our paper newsletter
Trend Forecaster , we began publishing
on the web on August 26, 1996 and we have
been publishing continuously ever since.
Today we publish three sites Financial Trend
Forecaster, a site dedicated to stock and
inflation projections, InflationData.com
a site dedicated to providing complete historical
inflation information and YourFamilyFinances.com
a site dedicated to providing good reliable
family investment and money management information.
Our most valuable resource though is
the Moore Inflation Predictor. It accurately
projects the direction and magnitude of
the inflation rate one year into the future.
Moore Inflation Predictor,
NYSE Rate of Change (ROC)©,
NASDAQ Rate of Change (ROC)© and
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Trend Forecaster website.
If we can do anything to make this site
more useful to you please
Tim McMahon, Editor
The Place for Current Inflation Information
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Who are we and what is our background?
Tim McMahon is the editor of
Place in Cyberspace for inflation data"
and the editor of Financial Trend Forecaster
in addition to the editor of
Your Family Finances. He has also written
a book on
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