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Below is a year by year chart of the U.S. inflation rate based on the changes in the consumer price index and the gross domestic product implicit price deflator.

Year

CPI Based

GDP Based

1946

18.8%

-

1947

8.8%

-

1948

3.0%

-

1949

-2.1%

-

1950

5.9%

-

1951

6.0%

-

1952

0.8%

-

1953

0.7%

-

1954

-0.7%

-

1955

0.4%

-

1956

3.0%

-

1957

2.9%

-

1958

1.8%

-

1959

1.7%

-

1960

1.4%

1.6%

1961

0.7%

1.0%

1962

1.3%

1.3%

1963

1.6%

1.5%

1964

1.0%

1.4%

1965

1.9%

2.2%

1966

3.5%

3.4%

1967

3.0%

3.4%

1968

4.7%

4.5%

1969

6.2%

4.9%

1970

5.6%

5.1%

1971

3.3%

4.9%

1972

3.4%

4.3%

1973

8.7%

6.9%

1974

12.3%

10.6%

1975

6.9%

7.6%

1976

4.9%

5.5%

1977

6.7%

6.7%

1978

9.0%

7.6%

1979

13.3%

8.7%

1980

12.5%

10.0%

1981

8.9%

8.4%

1982

3.8%

5.3%

1983

3.8%

3.8%

1984

3.9%

3.5%

1985

3.8%

3.4%

1986

1.1%

2.5%

1987

4.4%

3.2%

1988

4.4%

4.0%

1989

4.6%

3.9%

1990

6.1%

4.7%

1991

3.1%

3.4%

1992

2.9%

2.6%

1993

2.7%

2.6%

1994

2.7%

2.5%

1995

2.5%

2.1%

1996

3.3%

1.8%

1997

1.7%

1.7%

1998

1.6%

1.2%

1999

2.7%

1.5%

2000 est

3.15%

2.8%


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