CPI MoM US
Inflation Declined by 0.4% in March
Starts Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 12:30
Updated Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Inflation has been holding steady for several months in the US, but it has started to fluctuate in recent months. It has been coming at around 0.2% on average on a monthly basis, but in November, CPI inflation fell flat at 0.0% as the report released in December showed. The report for December came at -0.1% as expected. In January the CPI came flat while for February, it increased by 0.2%. Core inflation has been holding steady for several months at 0.2%, but in February it softened to 0.1% and held steady there until June. In March headline inflation jumped by 0.4% and it grew by 0.3% in April. Although we saw a cool-off to just 0.1% from both core and headline CPI in May. Last month's report showed that headline CPI remained at 0.1% for June, but core CPI, which is more important, jumped 0.3% higher. The report released last month showed a strong increase by 0.3% in both core and headline CPI in July, but they cooled off to 0.1% and 0.0% respectively for September. But in October, we saw a jump of 0.4% in headline CPI, while in November CPI increased by 0.3%. Core CPI has remained at 0.2% in the last few months. In December, inflation cooled off further, with core CPI at 0.1% and headline CPI at 0.2%. In January, they switched places and in February CPI remained at 0.1%, but in March inflation fell by 0.4% as coronavirus hit the country. Please follow us for live coverage of this event by experienced market analysts.
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About CPI MoM US
Released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a key inflationary metric. It is derived by comparing the change in prices of a collective basket of goods and services.CPI (MoM) is publicly disseminated on a monthly basis. The purchasing power of the USD is directly addressed, as are consumer trends. A higher than expected CPI (MoM) value illustrates growing inflation and is viewed as being a bullish indicator facing the USD. Lagging CPI (MoM) statistics indicate stagnant economic performance and are viewed as bearish toward the USD.