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Atlanta Fed Business Inflation Expectations  
Released On 10/18/2017 10:00:00 AM For Oct, 2017
PriorActual
Bus Infl Exp % Yr/Yr1.9 %1.8 %

Highlights
Inflation expectations continue to weaken whether at the consumer level or, as in today's report, the business level. Year-ahead business inflation expectations edged 1 tenth lower in October to 1.8 percent, which next to July's 1.7 percent rate, is the lowest since October last year. Year-ahead expectations as measured in last week's consumer sentiment report posted a very sharp 4 tenths decline to 2.3 percent. Stubbornly low expectations for prices do boost confidence in purchasing power but they work against Federal Reserve efforts at boosting inflation.

Definition
The Atlanta Fed's Business Inflation Expectations survey provides a monthly measure of year-ahead inflation expectations and inflation uncertainty from the perspective of firms. The survey also provides a monthly gauge of firms' current sales, profit margins, and unit cost changes.  Why Investors Care
 

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