consumer price inflation Archive

Latest Consumer Price Inflation (February 2016)

The overall consumer inflation was virtually unchanged in February but some components are picking up steam thereby raising the prospect of a higher inflation and higher interest rates next year. Specifically, the overall consumer price index fell by 0.2...

Latest Consumer Price Inflation (September 2015)

Though the headline shows no inflation, rents are now rising at the fastest pace in 7 years. Moreover egg prices are up 37 percent from one year ago. The lower gasoline prices are in essence masking much of inflationary...

Latest Consumer Price Inflation (May 2015)

There is no inflation in the latest data.  However, prepare for higher inflation and likely higher mortgage rates later in the year because the impact of non-inflationary pressure from low gasoline prices will have mostly dissipated by November.  Specifically,...

Latest Consumer Price Inflation (April 2015)

There is no inflation.  The Federal Reserve can therefore relax and not hurry in raising rates.  However, housing costs continue to rise above the comfort level. Specifically, the Consumer Price Index declined 0.1 percent in April over the past...

Latest Consumer Inflation (March 2015)

There is no inflation to speak of as consumer prices did not change over the past 12 months to March.  However, apartment rents continue to show heat with a 3.5 percent gain.  If there were to be some rise...