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Usa. Agosto21. CPI, Consumer Price Index, 5.3%. Indice energetici +25%.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-09-15.

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«The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)  …. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 5.3 percent before seasonal adjustment»

«The largest increase was the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, which increased 8.0 percent as the index for beef rose 12.2 percent over the year»

«The energy index rose 25.0 percent over the past 12 months»

«The gasoline index rose 42.7 percent over the last year»

«The index for natural gas rose 21.1 percent over the last 12 months»

«The index for used cars and trucks increased 31.9 percent over the span»

«The index for new vehicles rose 7.6 percent»

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Questi sono i macrodati.

Un elemento balza subito alla attenzione.

Gran quota degli aumenti del Cpi sono da ascriversi al costo degli energetici, saliti del 25%. È una inflazione importata dovuta ai sostenuti rincari delle materie prime, sulla quale né il Governo né la Fed hanno una qualche possibilità di azione.

Per questo motivo, apparirebbe essere verosimile che il processo inflattivo prosegua nel tempo, più o meno su questi livelli. Nei fatti, la Harris-Biden Administration e la Fed la devono subire, essendo disarmate contro di esso.

L’unica possibile manovra sarebbe quella di detassare gli energetici, che sono gravati da consistenti tasse ecologiche. Sarebbe poco, ma il poco si conta.

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Lo U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ha rilasciato il Report Consumer Price Index.

«The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services. Indexes are available for the U.S. and various geographic areas. Average price data for select utility, automotive fuel, and food items are also available.»

«Notices

Starting in January 2022, weights for the Consumer Price Index will be calculated based on consumer expenditure data from 2019-2020. The BLS considered interventions, but decided to maintain normal procedures.»

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Consumer Price Index. – August 2021.

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.5 percent in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 5.3 percent before seasonal adjustment.

The indexes for gasoline, household furnishings and operations, food, and shelter all rose in August and contributed to the monthly all items seasonally adjusted increase. The energy index increased 2.0 percent, mainly due to a 2.8-percent increase in the gasoline index. The index for food rose 0.4 percent, with the indexes for food at home and food away from home both increasing 0.4 percent.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in August, its smallest increase since February 2021. Along with the indexes for household operations and shelter, the indexes for new vehicles, recreation, and medical care also rose in August. The indexes for airline fares, used cars and trucks, and motor vehicle insurance all declined over the month. 

The all items index rose 5.3 percent for the 12 months ending August, a smaller increase than the 5.4-percent rise for the period ending July. The index for all items less food and energy rose 4.0 percent over the last 12 months, also a smaller increase than the period ending July. The energy index rose 25.0 percent over the last 12 months, and the food index increased 3.7 percent; both were larger than the increases for the 12-month period ending July.

                         Food.

The food index increased 0.4 percent in August after larger increases in recent months. The food at home index increased 0.4 percent over the month as four of the six major grocery store food group indexes rose. The index for nonalcoholic beverages increased 1.0 percent in August, its third consecutive monthly increase.

The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs rose 0.7 percent over the month as the beef index rose 1.7 percent. The index for other food at home rose 0.6 percent in August after increasing 0.8 percent in July. The index for fruits and vegetables rose 0.2 percent in August after declining in July.

The index for dairy and related products declined in August, falling 1.0 percent after rising in each of the previous 4 months. The index for cereals and bakery products was unchanged in August after increasing 1.2 percent in July.

The food away from home index rose 0.4 percent in August after increasing 0.8 percent in July. The index for limited service meals rose 0.8 percent in August, and the index for full service meals increased 0.6 percent. These increases offset a sharp decline in the index for food at employee sites and schools, which fell 17.0 percent in August.

The food at home index rose 3.0 percent over the past 12 months. Five of the six major grocery store food group indexes increased over the period. The largest increase was the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, which increased 8.0 percent as the index for beef rose 12.2 percent over the year. The only group to decline was dairy and related products, which fell 0.5 percent over the last 12 months. The index for food away from home rose 4.7 percent over the last year. The index for limited service meals rose 6.9 percent over the last 12 months, and the index for full service meals rose 4.9 percent, while the index for food at employee sites and schools declined sharply. 

                         Energy.

The energy index rose 2.0 percent in August, its third consecutive monthly increase. The gasoline index rose 2.8 percent in August after increasing 2.4 percent in July. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices rose 0.7 percent in August.) The electricity index increased 1.0 percent in August following a 0.4-percent increase the prior month. The index for natural gas also increased in August, rising 1.6 percent; this was its seventh consecutive monthly increase. 

The energy index rose 25.0 percent over the past 12 months as all the major energy component indexes increased. The gasoline index rose 42.7 percent over the last year. The index for electricity increased 5.2 percent, its largest 12-month increase since the period ending March 2014. The index for natural gas rose 21.1 percent over the last 12 months, the largest increase since the period ending August 2008.

                         All items less food and energy.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in August. Indexes that increased over the month include the index for household furnishings and operations, which increased 1.3 percent as the indexes for furniture and bedding and for appliances rose. The shelter index increased in August, rising 0.2 percent. The indexes for rent and owners’ equivalent rent both rose 0.3 percent over the month, while the index for lodging away from home declined 2.9 percent.

The index for new vehicles continued to rise in August, increasing 1.2 percent after rising 1.7 percent in July. The recreation index rose 0.5 percent in August after increasing 0.6 percent the prior month. The index for medical care rose 0.2 percent over the month; its component indexes were mixed. The hospital services index rose 0.9 percent over the month, while the physicians’ services index was unchanged and the prescription drugs index declined 0.4 percent. The indexes for personal care, for communication, and for apparel all increased in August.

In contrast to these increases, several indexes declined in August. The index for airline fares fell sharply, decreasing 9.1 percent over the month. The index for used cars and trucks declined 1.5 percent in August, ending a series of five consecutive monthly increases. The index for motor vehicle insurance fell 2.8 percent in August, the same decline as in July.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 4.0 percent over the past 12 months. The index for used cars and trucks increased 31.9 percent over the span. The index for new vehicles rose 7.6 percent, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending June 1981. The shelter index increased 2.8 percent over the last 12 months, and the medical care index rose 0.4 percent. The index for physicians’ services rose 3.9 percent and the index for hospital services increased 3.5 percent. The prescription drugs index fell 2.7 percent, one of the few indexes to show a 12-month decline.

                         Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures.

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 5.3 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 273.567 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.2 percent prior to seasonal adjustment. 

The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased 5.8 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 268.387 (1982-84=100).

For the month, the index rose 0.2 percent prior to seasonal adjustment. 

The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) increased 5.1 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index increased 0.2 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Please note that the indexes for the past 10 to 12 months are subject to revision.

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Inflation Eased in August, Though Still High. (WSJ)

Consumer-price index rose 5.3% from a year before as supplies and labor continued to drive up prices.

«Inflation cooled slightly in August but remained strong, as a surge in Covid-19 infections slowed economic growth and pandemic-related shortages of labor and supplies continued to drive up prices.

The Labor Department said last month’s consumer-price index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.3% in August from July, slower than the 0.5% one-month increase in July, and down markedly from June’s 0.9% pace. Prices eased for autos, with used vehicle prices dropping sharply, and hotel rates and airline fares declined in August from July.»

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Surge in U.S. consumer prices slows in August, CPI shows. Has inflation peaked?

The numbers: The cost of living rose in August at the slowest pace in seven months and signaled a big surge in inflation this year may have peaked, but Americans probably aren’t going to get much relief from higher prices anytime soon.

The consumer price index climbed 0.3% last month, the government said Tuesday. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had estimated a 0.4% increase.

The rate of inflation over the past year, meanwhile, slipped to 5.3% in August from 5.5% in July, the first slowdown since last October.

Aside from a brief oil-driven spike in 2008, consumer prices have risen this year at the fastest pace in three decades. Consumers are paying more for food, gas, new and used cars and other goods and services.

Another closely watched measure of inflation that omits volatile food and energy rose an even smaller 0.1% in August, compared to a rise of 0.3% in July. That’s the smallest increase since February.

This so-called core rate is closely followed by economists as a more accurate measure of underlying inflation.

The 12-month increase in the core rate fell for the second month in a row to 4% in August, compared to a rise of 4.3% in July, after hitting a 30-year high in June.

Big picture: The big wave in inflation this year is all but certain to crest soon, and perhaps it’s already started. The big debate on Wall Street and in Washington is how much price pressures recede and how long it takes.

The Federal Reserve is sticking to its prediction that the rate of inflation will fall toward its 2% target some time in the next year. Fed officials believe labor and material shortages spawned by the pandemic will fade and ease the upward pressure on prices.

Fed critics contend some inflation is getting ingrained in the economy. They worry inflation will remain well above 2% through next year and potentially pose a threat to the U.S. recovery.

Key details: The cost of food — at groceries and restaurants — rose sharply again in August.

Prices also increased for gasoline, new autos, home furnishings and rent.

Prices fell for airfare, hotels, car insurance and used vehicles.

Fewer people bought airline tickets, perhaps because of kids returning to school and the spread of delta. The cost of flying sank 9.1% and was largely responsible for inflation in August coming in below Wall Street expectations.

The decline in used-car prices was the first in six months. Priced are still up 32% over the past year, but that’s down from a recent peak of 45%.

Both new and used cars are in short supply because of lingering disruptions from the pandemic.

What they are saying? “The hot inflation streak cooled considerably in August, especially with used car prices taking a big drop after inflating CPI for months,” said corporate economist Robert Frick of Navy Federal Credit Union.

“Monthly price increases may be cooling, but the annual rate of inflation remains red hot for now,” said economist Andrew Grantham of CIBC Economics.

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