United States Inflation September 2021

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United States: Inflation increases in September

October 14, 2021

Consumer prices increased a seasonally-adjusted 0.41% in September over the previous month, accelerating from the 0.27% rise seen in August. The pick-up was broad-based, with greater price pressures recorded for housing, transportation, and food.

Inflation edged up to 5.4% in September, above August’s 5.3%. Annual average inflation rose to 3.3% in September (August: 3.0%). Lastly, core inflation was unchanged, coming in at August's 4.0% in September.

FocusEconomics panelists see inflation averaging 2.9% in 2021, which is up 0.3 percentage points from last month’s forecast. In 2022, our panel expects inflation to average 2.2%.


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Note: Year-on-year and month-on-month variation of seasonally-adjusted consumer price index in %.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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