I-Bond Variable Rate History

I-Bonds are made up of two components: a fixed rate and a variable rate. The fixed rate remains with the bond the entire period while the fixed rate is adjusted with inflation every six months. Below is the history of the variable adjusted inflation interest rate for I-Bonds:

Date Variable Rate
May 1, 2012 1.10%
November 1, 2011 1.53%
May 1, 2011 2.30%
November 1, 2010 0.37%
May 1, 2010 0.77%
November 1, 2009 1.53%
May 1, 2009 -2.78%
November 1, 2008 2.46%
May 1, 2008 2.42%
November 1, 2007 1.53%
May 1, 2007 1.21%
November 1, 2006 1.55%
May 1, 2006 0.50%
November 1, 2005 2.85%
May 1, 2005 1.79%
November 1, 2004 1.33%
May 1, 2004 1.19%
November 1, 2003 0.54%
May 1, 2003 1.77%
November 1, 2002 1.23%
May 1, 2002 0.28%
November 1, 2001 1.19%
May 1, 2001 1.44%
November 1, 2000 0.76%
May 1, 2000 0.86%
November 1, 1999 0.86%
May 1, 1999 3.30%
November 1, 1998 3.30%
September 1, 1998 0.62%

We will post variable November 2012 I-Bond Rate as well as variable 2013 I-Bond Rates as soon as they are available.