Annual Inflation Rate

Annual Inflation Rate

Source: Horizon Kinetics; St. Louis Fed Consumer Price Index​

The average inflation rate per year for the US from 1960 to 2021 has been 3.64% despite being much higher and much lower in certain years.

The 1970's saw the highest rates of inflation as inflation reached levels as high of 13% until Paul Volker raised the fed funds rate to 20%.

This worked to bring down inflation where it reached its lowest levels since the early 1960's.