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209255US Inflation Rate Back to 13-Year High10/13/2021 12:32:00 PM"The annual inflation rate in the US edged up to a 13-year high of 5.4% in September of 2021 from 5.3% in August and above market expectations of 5.3%. Main upward pressure came from cost of shelter (3.2% vs 2.8% in August); food (4.6% vs 3.7%, the highest since December of 2011), namely food at home (4.5% vs 3%); new vehicles (8.7% vs 7.6%); and energy (24.8% vs 25%). On the other hand, prices eased for used cars and trucks (24.4% percent vs 31.9%); transportation services (4.4% vs 4.6%); apparel (3.4% vs 4.2%); and medical care services (0.9% vs 1%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices advanced 0.4%, above forecasts of 0.3%, with the indexes for food and shelter contributing more than half of the monthly increase. The core index which excludes food and energy went up 0.2% mom and 4% yoy, the same as in August and in line with forecasts."United StatesInflation RateCPI YOY/united-states/inflation-cpi
209230US Inflation Rate Seen Steady at 5.3%10/13/2021 9:26:00 AM"US CPI figures likely showed inflationary pressures on the economy remain elevated in September as supply-chain bottlenecks have not improved and energy prices soared, raising further concerns that high inflation will last longer than expected. Consumer prices likely increased 5.3% yoy in September, the same as in August and the monthly rate is also seen steady at 0.3%. Core inflation however, is expected to edge up to 0.2% from 0.1% while the annual rate likely stayed at 4%. Traders will keep a close eye on CPI figures for further clues on when the Fed will start tapering. Markets already priced in that a cut in stimulus will be announced next month but higher-than-expected CPI figures could pressure the Fed to tight faster."United StatesInflation RateCPI YOY/united-states/inflation-cpi
206950US Inflation Rate Slows to 5.3% as Expected9/14/2021 12:33:00 PM"The annual inflation rate in the US eased to 5.3% in August from a 13-year high of 5.4% reported in June and July, matching market expectations. A slowdown was seen in cost of used cars and trucks (31.9% percent vs 41.7% in July) and transportation services (4.6% vs 6.4%) and inflation was steady for shelter (2.8%) and apparel (4.2%). On the other hand, faster price increases were seen for food (3.7% vs 3.4%), namely food at home (3% vs 2.6%) and food away from home (4.7% vs 4.6%); new vehicles (7.6% vs 6.4%); energy (25% vs 23.8%); and medical care services (1% vs 0.8%). The monthly rate eased to 0.3% from 0.5% in July, better than forecasts of 0.4%. Prices of airline fares, used cars and trucks, and motor vehicle insurance all declined over the month while increases were seen in cost of gasoline, household furnishings and operations, food, and shelter."United StatesInflation RateCPI YOY/united-states/inflation-cpi
206931US Inflation is Seen Slowing Down9/14/2021 8:20:00 AM"The annual inflation rate in the US likely eased to 5.3% in August from a 13-year high of 5.4% reported in June and July. The monthly rate is seen edging down to 0.4% from 0.5%. Meanwhile, the core inflation which excludes food and energy, is expected to remain stable at 0.3% compared to the previous month and drop slightly to 4.2% compared to the same month a year earlier. Inflation surged this year reflecting the low base effect caused by the coronavirus crisis, the re-opening of the economy, and continued supply constraints. Investors are keeping a close eye on the CPI release as it could provide more clarity on when the Federal Reserve will start cutting stimulus and a stronger-than-expected reading could force the Fed to start tapering early."United StatesInflation RateCPI YOY/united-states/inflation-cpi
159341US Inflation Rate Holds Steady at 13-Year High8/11/2021 12:31:00 PM"The US consumer price inflation rate stood at 5.4 percent in July 2021, unchanged from the previous month's 13-year high and slightly above market expectations of 5.3 percent, reflecting the low base effect caused by the coronavirus crisis, the re-opening of the economy and continued supply constraints. Main upward pressure came from food (3.4 percent vs 2.4 percent), led by sharp increases in food at home (2.6 percent vs 0.9 percent) and food away from home (4.6 percent vs 4.2 percent); new vehicles (6.4 percent vs 5.3 percent); and shelter (2.8 percent vs 2.6 percent). Meanwhile, inflation moderated for energy (23.8 percent vs 24.5 percent); used cars and trucks (41.7 percent vs 45.2 percent); apparel (4.2 percent vs 4.9 percent); transportation services (6.4 percent vs 10.4 percent); and medical care services (0.8 percent vs 1.0 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in July, the least since February's 0.4 percent gain."United StatesInflation RateCPI YOY/united-states/inflation-cpi