The 2016 data may vary slightly once the final month is averaged but it sure looks like a trend to me.
The data is from NASA Combined Land-Surface Air and Sea-Surface Water Temperature records.
GISTEMP Team, 2016: GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP). NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Dataset accessed 2016-12-30 at http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/.