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Fed Chair Powell: Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress

by Calculated Risk on 7/14/2021 10:22:00 AM

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From Fed Chair Powell: Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress. An excerpt on inflation:

Inflation has increased notably and will likely remain elevated in coming months before moderating. Inflation is being temporarily boosted by base effects, as the sharp pandemic-related price declines from last spring drop out of the 12-month calculation. In addition, strong demand in sectors where production bottlenecks or other supply constraints have limited production has led to especially rapid price increases for some goods and services, which should partially reverse as the effects of the bottlenecks unwind. Prices for services that were hard hit by the pandemic have also jumped in recent months as demand for these services has surged with the reopening of the economy.

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