Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Cleveland Fed: Key Measures Show Inflation Soft Year-over-year in June

by Calculated Risk on 7/14/2020 11:17:00 AM

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% June. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% in June. "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 June here. Motor fuel increased at a 290% annualized rate in June!

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 2.6%, the trimmed-mean CPI rose 2.3%, and the CPI less food and energy rose 1.2%. Core PCE is for May and increased 1.0% year-over-year.

Inflation will not be a concern during the crisis.