Thursday, December 10, 2020

Cleveland Fed: Key Measures Show Inflation Softened in November

by Calculated Risk on 12/10/2020 11:08:00 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% November. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% in November. "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 November here. Car and Truck rentals and Lodging away from home increased sharply in November.

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 2.3%, the trimmed-mean CPI rose 2.1%, and the CPI less food and energy rose 1.6%. Core PCE is for October and increased 1.4% year-over-year.

Overall inflation will not be a concern during the crisis.