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USA. Giugno21. Consumer Price Index, PCI, +5.4% anno su anno.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-07-14.

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L’inflazione che avrebbe dovuto essere temporanea sta invece perdurando.

Non solo.

Avrebbe dovuto scomparire in un amen, mentre invece sta crescendo rigogliosamente.

Lo spettro di Weimar si aggira ruggendo: per il momento azzanna solo qua e là, ma un bel dì morsicherà alla gola.

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«Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 5.4 percent»

«The index for used cars and trucks continued to rise sharply, increasing 10.5 percent in June»

«The energy index rose 24.5 percent over the last 12-months, and the food index increased 2.4 percent»

«The beef index rose 4.5 percent in June, its largest 1-month increase since June 2020»

«The index for limited service meals rose 6.2 percent since June 2020»

«The energy index rose 24.5 percent over the past 12 months»

«The gasoline index rose 45.1 percent since June 2020»

«the index for natural gas rose 15.6 percent»

«The index for used cars and trucks rose sharply for the third consecutive month, increasing 10.5 percent in June»

«The lodging away from home index increased 7.0 percent in June»

«the index for car and truck rental rose 87.7 percent»

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Al momento il processo inflattivo colpisce principalmente i prodotti energetici.

Tuttavia i loro rincari si ripercuotono su di un gran numero di beni e servizi che non potrebbero essere espletati senza il loro uso: si pensi soltanto alla distribuzione capillare, che dipende totalmente dal trasporto gommato.

Il fenomeno inoltre è in crescita: non ci si stupisca quindi se, senza interventi adeguati, a fine anno abbia superato il 10%.

In fondo, l’inflazione è l’unica tassa veramente democratica, che colpisce tutti i cittadini senza distinzione alcuna.

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US Bureau of Statistics. Consumer Price Index. – June 2021.

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.9 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.6 percent in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This was the largest 1-month change since June 2008 when the index rose 1.0 percent. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 5.4 percent before seasonal adjustment; this was the largest 12-month increase since a 5.4-percent increase for the period ending August 2008.

The index for used cars and trucks continued to rise sharply, increasing 10.5 percent in June. This increase accounted for more than one-third of the seasonally adjusted all items increase. The food index increased 0.8 percent in June, a larger increase than the 0.4-percent increase reported for May. The energy index increased 1.5 percent in June, with the gasoline index rising 2.5 percent over the month.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.9 percent in June after increasing 0.7 percent in May. Many of the same indexes continued to increase, including used cars and trucks, new vehicles, airline fares, and apparel. The index for medical care and the index for household furnishings and operations were among the few major component indexes which decreased in June.

The all items index rose 5.4 percent for the 12 months ending June; it has been trending up every month since January, when the 12-month change was 1.4 percent. The index for all items less food and energy rose 4.5 percent over the last 12-months, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending November 1991. The energy index rose 24.5 percent over the last 12-months, and the food index increased 2.4 percent.

                         Food.

The food index increased 0.8 percent in June, as did the food at home index; both indexes rose 0.4 percent in May. As in May, the food at home increase was mostly due to the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, which increased 2.5 percent over the month. The beef index rose 4.5 percent in June, its largest 1-month increase since June 2020. The index for fruits and vegetables rose 0.7 percent in June after being unchanged in the preceding month. The nonalcoholic beverages index increased 0.9 percent in June after declining 0.5 percent in May. The index for other food at home rose 0.2 percent in June, as did the index for dairy and related products.

In contrast to these increases, the index for cereals and bakery products was the only one of the six major grocery store category indexes to decline in June, falling 0.3 percent over the month after increasing 0.5 percent in May.

The food away from home index rose 0.7 percent in June following a 0.6-percent increase in May. The index for full service meals rose 0.8 percent, its largest monthly increase since last June. The index for limited service meals increased 0.6 percent in June. 

The food at home index increased 0.9 percent over the past 12 months. All six major grocery store food group indexes increased, but the index for fruits and vegetables was the only one to rise more than 0.8 percent; increasing 3.2 percent.

The index for food away from home rose 4.2 percent over the last year, the largest 12-month increase in that index since the period ending in May 2009. The index for limited service meals rose 6.2 percent since June 2020 and the index for full service meals rose 4.1 percent over the last 12 months. The index for food at employee sites and schools declined sharply over the last year, falling 29.9 percent.

                         Energy.

The energy index increased 1.5 percent in June after being unchanged in May. The gasoline index rose 2.5 percent in June after falling 0.7 percent in May. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices rose 2.2 percent in June.) The index for natural gas increased 1.7 percent in June, as it did in May. The electricity index, in contrast, fell 0.3 percent following a 0.3-percent increase the prior month.

The energy index rose 24.5 percent over the past 12 months. The gasoline index rose 45.1 percent since June 2020. The index for electricity increased 3.8 percent over the last year, while the index for natural gas rose 15.6 percent.

                         All items less food and energy.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.9 percent in June following a 0.7-percent increase in May. The index for used cars and trucks rose sharply for the third consecutive month, increasing 10.5 percent in June. This was the largest monthly increase ever reported for the used cars and trucks index, which was first published in January 1953. The shelter index rose 0.5 percent in June. The index for rent rose 0.2 percent and the index for owners’ equivalent rent increased 0.3 percent, the same increases as in May. The lodging away from home index increased 7.0 percent in June.

The index for new vehicles rose 2.0 percent in June, that index’s largest 1-month increase since May 1981. The motor vehicle insurance index increased 1.2 percent over the month. The index for airline fares rose 2.7 percent in June after increasing 7.0 percent the previous month. The index for apparel increased 0.7 percent in June following a 1.2-percent rise in May. The recreation index and the education index each rose 0.2 percent over the month.

The index for household furnishing and operations fell 0.1 percent in June after rising 1.3 percent in May. The index for communication was unchanged for the month.

The medical care index declined 0.1 percent in June, as it did in May. Medical care component indexes were mixed. The index for prescription drugs declined 0.2 percent in June after falling 0.3 percent in May. The hospital services index increased 0.2 percent, while the physicians’ services index rose 0.3 percent in June. 

The index for all items less food and energy rose 4.5 percent over the past 12 months. The index for used cars and trucks increased 45.2 percent, the largest 12-month change ever reported for that index. The index for new vehicles rose 5.3 percent over the past 12 months, its largest 12-month increase since the period ending January 1987. The motor vehicle insurance index increased 11.3 percent in the last year, while the index for car and truck rental rose 87.7 percent over that period. The shelter index increased 2.6 percent over the last 12 months. The medical care index rose 0.4 percent over the past 12 months, its smallest 12-month increase since the period ending March 1941.