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Graphs: Visual displays of inflation-related data

Except as specifically noted, these have NOT yet been revised to reflect final 2012 CPI data. 

Except as noted, these graphs print best in “landscape” (horizontal, wide) print format.

Note that for some charts users of browsers other than Internet Explorer might have to use the “open link target in IE” option or equivalent.  The “summary pdf” files that contains all subsection charts, located at the end of each sub-section, should operate properly for all browers.

The charts on the following topics are available either by scrolling down or by selecting the appropriate link: 

  • Price levels and the US economy These data have been revised to reflect final 2012 inflation data.  These graphs show trends in national government spending and revenues, the size of the nation's economy (gross domestic product, GDP), and minimum wage in current and inflation-adjusted dollars.  Data are for all or part of the period 1789 to 2012.

Some of the following have not been updated for a number of years.  They will be revised later in 2013.