(Teleborsa) – Inflation slows down – and is below expectations – on a monthly basis in the United States in August. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), consumer prices have registered a increase of 0.3% on a monthly basis, below the + 0.4% of the consensus and + 0.5% in July. Every year, the growth of inflation was of 5,3%, lower than the + 5.4% of the previous month and equal to the + 5.3% expected by the market.
The “core” rate, i.e. the consumer price index purified of the most volatile components such as food and energy, most observed by the FED, recorded an increase of 0.1% on a monthly basis, lower than the consensus (+ 0.3%) and per month previous (+ 0.3%). This is the smallest increase since February 2021. The trend figure shows an increase of 4%, also in this case below expectations and the month before (respectively + 4.2% and + 4.3%).
The index energetic rose 2% on a monthly basis, mainly due to a 2.8% increase in the index of the gas. The index for the food was up 0.4%, with the indices for food at home and food outside the home both up 0.4%. The energy index has increased by 25% in the last 12 months and the food index has increased by 3.7%; both were higher than the increases for the 12-month period ending in July.