Consumer Price Inflation Remains Subdued as Real Hourly Wages Rise

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  • #20119
    Helmholtz Watson
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    US Consumer price inflation (CPI) for  February was…

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    #20128
    TradersCom
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    US February PPI final demand 0.1% v 0.2% expected

    PPI Final Demand YoY 1.9% vs 1.9%.

    Ex food and energy, 0.1% vs 0.2% est. YoY 2.5% vs 2.6% est and 2.6% last
    Ex food and energy and trade, 0.1% vs 0.2% est. YoY 2.3% vs 2.5% last

    intermediate services -0.1%
    construction -0.1%
    Unprocessed goods -4.6%, Ex food/energy -0.7%
    processed goods, +0.4%, excluding food/energy +0.1%

    #20151
    TradersCom
    Keymaster

    [b]US import and export prices
    Prior was -1.7% y/y (revised to -1.6%)[/b]

    US import price index -1.3% v -1.5% y/y expected

    Import prices +0.6% m/m vs +0.3% expected

    Prior import prices -0.5% (revised to +0.1%)

    It was the largest monthly increase in import prices since May due to higher fuel costs (4.9 percent vs 4.1 percent), with both petroleum and natural gas contributing to the advance

    Import prices ex petroleum +0.1% vs -0.1% m/m expected

    Export price index +0.6% vs +0.1% expected

    Higher prices for both agricultural and nonagricultural commodities contributed to the February increase. Export prices for agricultural commodities rose 0.3 percent, after falling 2.1 percent in January.

    Export price index +0.3% y/y vs -0.2% prior

    #20581
    TradersCom
    Keymaster

    US March PCE core +1.6% vs +1.7% y/y expected

    Prior +1.7% revised from +1.8%)

    PCE core m/m +0.2% vs +0.1% expected
    Prior m/m -0.1% (revised to +0.1%)
    Deflator +1.5% y/y vs +1.6% expected
    Prior deflator +1.4% (revised to +1.3%
    Deflator m/m +0.2% vs +0.3% expected

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