by Bill McBride on 8/19/2014 12:14:00 PM
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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 0.1% (1.5% annualized rate) in July. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index also increased 0.1% (1.6% 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 July here.
Earlier today, the BLS reported that the seasonally adjusted CPI for all urban consumers rose 0.1% (1.1% annualized rate) in July. The CPI less food and energy increased 0.1% (1.2% 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 2.2%, the trimmed-mean CPI rose 1.9%, and the CPI less food and energy rose 1.9%. Core PCE is for June and increased just 1.5% year-over-year.
On a monthly basis, median CPI was at 1.5% annualized, trimmed-mean CPI was at 1.6% annualized, and core CPI increased 1.2% annualized.
On a year-over-year basis these measures suggest inflation remains at or below the Fed's target of 2%.
Posted by Bill McBride on 8/19/2014 12:14:00 PM