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Cleveland Fed: Median CPI increased 0.7% and Trimmed-mean CPI increased 0.6% in August


by Calculated Risk on 9/13/2022 11:19:00 AM

The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI and the trimmed-mean CPI this morning:

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the median Consumer Price Index rose 0.7% in August. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index increased 0.6% in August. “The median CPI and 16% trimmed-mean CPI are measures of core inflation calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland based on data released in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) monthly CPI report”.

Note: The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI details here: “Motor Fuel” decreased at a 73% annualized rate in August!

Note that Owners’ Equivalent Rent and Rent of Primary Residence account for almost 1/3 of median CPI, and these measures were up between 7.5% annualized in the Midwest and almost 11% in the South with an average of close to 8.7%. The year-over-year increase was larger in August than in July.
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This graph shows the year-over-year change for these four key measures of inflation.

On a year-over-year basis, the median CPI rose 6.7%, the trimmed-mean CPI rose 7.2%, and the CPI less food and energy rose 6.3%. Core PCE is for July and increased 4.6% year-over-year.

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