• Cleveland Fed: Key Measures Show Inflation increased Year-over-year in July

    The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI and the trimmed-mean CPI this morning:

    According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the median Consumer Price Index rose 0.3% July. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index rose 0.4% in July. "The median CPI and 16% trimmed-mean CPI are measures of core inflation calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland based on data released in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) monthly CPI report".

    Note: The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI details for July here. Motor fuel increased at a 90% annualized rate in July.

    Inflation Measures Click on graph for larger image.

    This graph shows the year-over-year change for these four key measures of inflation. On a year-over-year basis, the median CPI rose 2.7%, the trimmed-mean CPI rose 2.4%, and the CPI less food and energy rose 1.6%. Core PCE is for June and increased 1.0% year-over-year.

    Even with the sharp increase in inflation in July, overall inflation will not be a concern during the crisis.

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