1946 CPI and Inflation Rate for the United States

This table shows the Monthly All-Items Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) and Annual Inflation Rates for the United States in 1946. You can find upcoming CPI release dates on our schedule page. These numbers are released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


MonthCPIMonthly Inflation Rate (%)Yearly Inflation Rate (%)
January18.20.0 %2.2 %
February18.1-0.5 %1.7 %
March18.31.1 %2.8 %
April18.40.5 %3.4 %
May18.50.5 %3.4 %
June18.71.1 %3.3 %
July19.85.9 %9.4 %
August20.22.0 %11.6 %
September20.41.0 %12.7 %
October20.82.0 %14.9 %
November21.32.4 %17.7 %
December21.50.9 %18.1 %
Annual19.51.41 %8.3 %






How did we come up with these Inflation rates for 1946?

We use the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate 1946 Inflation rates. The formula is as follows:

inflation rate formula

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