by Bill McBride on 10/30/2013 11:19:00 AM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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 0.2% (2.1% annualized rate) in September. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index also increased 0.2% (2.2% annualized rate) during the month. 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 has the median CPI details for September here.
Earlier today, the BLS reported that the seasonally adjusted CPI for all urban consumers rose 0.2% (2.2% annualized rate) in September. The CPI less food and energy increased 0.1% (1.5% annualized rate) on a seasonally adjusted basis.
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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 2.0%, the trimmed-mean CPI rose 1.7%, the CPI rose 1.2%, and the CPI less food and energy rose 1.7%. Core PCE is for August and increased just 1.2% year-over-year.
On a monthly basis, median CPI was at 2.1% annualized, trimmed-mean CPI was at 2.2% annualized, and core CPI increased 1.5% annualized.
These measures indicate inflation remains below the Fed's target.
Posted by Bill McBride on 10/30/2013 11:19:00 AM