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Business Inflation Expectations

2013

December 20, 2013

December Business Inflation Expectations Unchanged
Firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the coming year, the same as last month, according to the Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey. Respondents indicate that unit sales levels, on average, are some 4.8 percent below normal, a slight improvement from the last measure taken in September.

November 13, 2013

Business Inflation Expectations Remain Steady
The Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey reports that firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the coming year. Sixty-five percent of respondents expect labor costs to put strong upward pressure on their prices over the next 12 months, a measure that's trended slightly upward.

October 16, 2013

October Business Inflation Expectations Unchanged
Firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the next 12 months, according to the Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey. Firms' inflation expectations per year over the next five to 10 years are 2.7 percent, the lowest measure to date.

September 20, 2013

September Business Inflation Expectations Dip
Firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the next 12 months, according to the Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey. Midsize firms' unit sales level gap increased to 6.6 percent below normal in September while small and large firms' gaps were virtually unchanged.

August 14, 2013

Business Inflation Expectations Rise in August
The Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey reports that firms anticipate 2.0 percent inflation over the next 12 months, up 0.2 percentage point. Nearly two-thirds of respondents, a series high, expect labor costs to have an upward influence on prices over the coming year.

July 17, 2013

Business Inflation Expectations Unchanged in July
The Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey reports that firms anticipate 1.8 percent inflation over the next 12 months, the same as in June. Respondents also expect unit costs to increase 2.8 percent per year over the next five to 10 years.

June 21, 2013

Business Inflation Expectations Decline Slightly
According to the Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey, more than half of respondents (the highest percentage since the survey series began) say their sales levels are at or above normal. Companies anticipate 1.8 percent inflation over the next 12 months.

May 15, 2013

Business Inflation Expectations Relatively Unchanged
Inflation expectations of businesses were relatively unchanged at 2 percent in May, according to the Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey. However, nearly two-thirds of respondents expect labor costs to put moderate to strong upward pressure on prices over the next 12 months.

April 17, 2013

Business Inflation Expectations Rise Slightly in April
According to the Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey, firms expect stronger unit sales level growth over the next 12 months. Firms also anticipate 2.1 percent inflation over the coming year.

March 22, 2013

March Business Inflation Expectations Unchanged
The Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey reports that firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the next 12 months. While unit sales levels are below normal for all firms, those of small firms, in particular, continue to decline compared to "normal" times.

February 13, 2013

Business Inflation Expectations Virtually Unchanged in February
The Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey reports that firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the next 12 months. The special question this month is on the frequency with which firms make price changes; about one-third report they change prices only annually.

January 16, 2013

Business Inflation Expectations Dip in January
According to the Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey, firms anticipate 1.8 percent inflation over the next 12 months. Firms also expect their unit costs to increase 3 percent per year over the next five to 10 years.

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