by Calculated Risk on 3/14/2023 09:07:00 AM
Here a few measures of inflation:
The first graph is the one Fed Chair Powell has been mentioning.
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This graph shows the YoY price change for Services and Services less rent of shelter through February 2023.
Services less rent of shelter was up 6.9% YoY in February, down from 7.2% YoY in January.
The second graph shows that goods prices started to increase year-over-year (YoY) in 2020 and accelerated in 2021 due to both strong demand and supply chain disruptions.
Commodities less food and energy commodities were up 1.0% YoY in February, down from 1.3% YoY in January.
Here is a graph of the year-over-year change in shelter from the CPI report (through February) and housing from the PCE report (through January 2023)
Shelter was up 8.1% year-over-year in February, up from 7.9% in January. Housing (PCE) was up 8.0% YoY in January.
The BLS noted this morning: “The index for shelter was the largest contributor to the monthly all items increase, accounting for over 70 percent of the increase [in CPI]”.