CivMetrics collects economic and business conditions data for the largest MSAs in the United States. In this installment we go national, and core inflation forecasts from top firms around the United States. What do major firms expect core inflation to be at the end of 2021? For questions about our data, or to request data, please contact

We’ve rounded up end-of-year core inflation estimates from major banks, consulting firms and federal institutions. What will the inflation rate be at the end of 2021?

All the firms in our forecast roundup agree: the inflation rate will be higher by the end of the year than it is now.

NOTE: We compare each firm’s previous forecast with their most recent forecast. Core inflation does not include food and energy prices.

UPDATED 9/27/21 at 1:06 PM CST