United States: Inflation falls to over one-year low in January
Inflation came in at 6.4% in January, down from December’s 6.5%. January’s reading marked the weakest inflation rate since October 2021, but was above market expectations of 6.2%. Slower food and transport inflation was partly offset by faster price rises for housing and energy.
Annual average inflation fell to 7.9% in January (December: 8.0%). Meanwhile, core inflation edged down to 5.6% in January, from the previous month’s 5.7%.
Lastly, consumer prices rose 0.52% over the previous month in January, picking up from December’s 0.13% increase. January’s uptick was the highest reading since June 2022.