Business Inflation Expectations - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - FRB Atlanta A monthly survey of firms' inflation expectations, pricing pressures, and general business conditions. http://www.frbatlanta.org/rss/ en-us http://www.frbatlanta.org/ Atlanta Fed Logo http://www.frbatlanta.org/~/media/Images/assets/image_gallery/frba_logo_rss http://www.frbatlanta.org/rss/ Business Inflation Expectations Unchanged https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:00:00 EST Year-ahead inflation expectations remain 2.0 percent in June. Business Inflation Expectations Reach 2 Percent https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 10 May 2017 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 2.0 percent inflation over the coming year. April Business Inflation Expectations Decline https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the coming year. This month's survey asks firms about their understanding of the Federal Reserve's inflation target. Business Inflation Expectations Tick Up in March https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 2.1 percent inflation over the next 12 months, a slight rise from February. This month's survey probes firms' approximate share of sales revenue and inputs from abroad. February Business Inflation Expectations Unchanged https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:00:00 EST Firms continue to anticipate 2.0 percent inflation over the coming year. In this month's survey, firms rate their optimism about the U.S. economy and their own firm's financial prospects. January Business Inflation Expectations Stable https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 2.0 percent inflation over the next 12 months, a slight decline from December's reading. Long-term inflation expectations—over the next five to 10 years—reached 2.8 percent. Business Inflation Expectations Inch Up https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 2.1 percent inflation over the next 12 months, a tenth of a percentage point rise from November. View the survey to see all the results. Business Inflation Expectations Reach 2 Percent https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 2 percent inflation over the coming year, and inflation uncertainly remained unchanged at 2.1 percent. This month, firms rate their optimism about the U.S. economy and their own firm's financial prospects. Business Inflation Expectations Down https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.7 percent inflation over the next 12 months, a slight decline from September. In this month's survey, firms rank their optimism about the U.S. economy. Business Inflation Expectations Rise https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the next 12 months, up slightly from August. This month's survey asked firms whether uncertainty about the outcome of the upcoming presidential election was influencing their current business decisions. Business Inflation Expectations Notch Up https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.8 percent inflation over the next 12 months, a slight rise from July. In this month's survey, firms assessed how their ability to increase prices has changed over the last 12 months and projected their ability to increase prices over the next three to six months. Business Inflation Expectations Inch Down https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.7 percent inflation over the coming year, down one-tenth of a percentage point from June. Our July survey probes how Britain's decision to leave the European Union has affected firms' sales growth outlook. Business Inflation Expectations Decline https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.8 percent inflation over the coming year, a slight dip from May's results. The June Business Inflation Expectations survey explores the cost forecasting period that firms typically use when contemplating price changes. Business Inflation Expectations Rise https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 18 May 2016 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the coming year, up two-tenths of a percentage point from April's reading. The May survey probes firms' difficulty attracting qualified applicants and the corresponding effect on wage and benefit offerings. February Business Inflation Expectations Unchanged https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 17 Feb 2016 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.8 percent inflation over the coming year, the same as the January reading. This month's Business Inflation Expectations survey probes changes in the rate of employee retirements and their impact on firms. myCPI Features December Data, Sticky-Price CPI Rises https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed's myCPI tool has been updated with new data. Compare your personal consumer price index with the U.S. average. The sticky-price CPI rose 1.8 percent (annualized) in December, following a 2.4 percent increase in November. Business Inflation Expectations Fall https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.8 percent inflation over the coming year, a tenth of a percentage point decline from December, according to the Atlanta Fed's Business Inflation Expectations survey. Long-term inflation expectations are unchanged from last October's reading. Business Inflation Expectations Tick Up https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the coming year, a tenth of a percentage point rise from November, the Atlanta Fed's Business Inflation Expectations survey says. Inflation uncertainty was virtually unchanged at 2.3 percent. myCPI Features November Data, Sticky-Price CPI Rises https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed's myCPI tool has been updated with new data. Compare your personal consumer price index with the U.S. average. The sticky-price CPI rose 2.4 percent (annualized) in November, following a 3.3 percent increase in October. Business Inflation Expectations Nearly Unchanged https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.8 percent inflation over the coming year, unchanged from October. Inflation uncertainty was also virtually unchanged at 2.2 percent, according to the Atlanta Fed's Business Inflation Expectations survey. myCPI Features October Data, Sticky-Price CPI Rises https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed's myCPI tool has been updated with new data. Compare your personal consumer price index with the U.S. average. The sticky-price CPI rose 3.3 percent (annualized) in October, following a 3.5 percent increase in September. Business Inflation Expectations Nearly Unchanged https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed's Business Inflation Expectations survey says firms anticipate 1.8 percent inflation over the coming year, up a tenth of a percentage point from last month's reading. Inflation uncertainty went unchanged at 2.3 percent. myCPI Features September Data, Sticky-Price CPI Rises https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed's myCPI tool has been updated with new data. Compare your personal consumer price index with the U.S. average. The sticky-price CPI rose 3.5 percent (annualized) in September, after a 1.3 percent increase in August. Business Inflation Expectations Decline https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.7 percent inflation over the coming year, down a tenth of a percentage point from the August reading, according to the Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey. Some 224 firms responded to the September survey. myCPI Features August Data https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/mycpi Wed, 16 Sep 2015 11:00:00 EST We have updated our myCPI tool with new data. Compare your personal consumer price index with the U.S. average. myCPI Features July Data https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/mycpi Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:00:00 EST We have updated our myCPI tool with new data. Compare your personal consumer price index with the U.S. average. Business Inflation Expectations Fall in August https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.8 percent inflation over the coming year, two-tenths of a percentage point lower than last month, according to the Atlanta Fed's August business inflation expectations survey. Inflation uncertainty increased slightly to 2.4 percent. Business Inflation Expectations Reach 2.0 Percent https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 2.0 percent inflation over the coming year, and inflation uncertainty dipped slightly to 2.2 percent, according to the Atlanta Fed's July business inflation expectations survey. Business Inflation Expectations Virtually Unchanged https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:00:00 EST Firms continue to expect 1.9 inflation over the coming year, according to the Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey. Business Inflation Expectations Notch Up https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 13 May 2015 10:00:00 EST Firms expect inflation to rise at a 1.9 percent rate over the coming year, according to the Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey. Business Inflation Expectations Stay Stable https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:00:00 EST Firms continue to anticipate 1.7 percent inflation over the coming year, according to the Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey. March Business Inflation Expectations Unchanged https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/feature/2015/150320-bie Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:00:00 EST For the third consecutive month, firms anticipate 1.7 percent inflation over the coming year, according to the Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey. Business Inflation Expectations Stable in February https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.7 percent inflation over the coming 12 months, holding steady from last month's reading, according to the Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey. January Business Inflation Expectations Dip https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.7 percent inflation over the coming year, a decline of two-tenths of a percentage point from December's survey, according to the Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey. Business Inflation Expectations Fall in December https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the coming 12 months, down a tenth of a percent from last month's reading, according to the Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey. November Business Inflation Expectations Increase Slightly https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 2.0 percent inflation over the coming 12 months, up one-tenth of a percent from the October reading, according to the Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey. October Business Inflation Expectations Decline https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the coming 12 months, down two-tenths of a percent from the September reading, according to the Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey. Business Inflation Expectations Tick Up https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey shows firms anticipate 2.1 percent inflation over the next 12 months, up a tenth of a percent from August. Firms say their unit costs are up 1.8 percent when compared to this time last year. August Business Inflation Expectations Rise https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 2.0 percent inflation over the next 12 months, up from 1.9 percent in July, according to the Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey. Firms expect compensation to increase by 2.8 percent over the next 12 months, on average. Business Inflation Expectations Dip in July https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey reports firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the next 12 months, a slight drop from June. Firms provided input this month about their most useful planning/forecasting horizons. Business Inflation Expectations Inch Up Slightly https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 2.0 percent inflation over the next 12 months, according to the Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey. Respondents report that unit sales levels, on average, are about 3.7 percent below normal, compared to 5.7 percent below normal in March. Business Inflation Expectations Unchanged https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Wed, 14 May 2014 00:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations (BIE) survey reports firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the coming year. Some 64 percent of respondents expect labor costs to put moderate or strong upward pressure on their prices over the next 12 months. Business Inflation Expectations Climb Slightly https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the next 12 months, virtually unchanged from 1.8 percent last month, according to the Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey. Over the long term, or per year over the next five to 10 years, respondents expect 2.7 percent inflation. Business Inflation Expectations Fall https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST Firms anticipate 1.8 percent inflation over the next 12 months, down from 2.0 percent in February, reports the Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey. Respondents indicate that unit sales levels, on average, are about 5.7 percent below normal. Business Inflation Expectations Tick Up in February https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey reports firms anticipate 2.0 percent inflation over the next 12 months, a slight increase from last month. Some 65 percent of firms expect labor costs to put moderate or strong upward pressure on their prices over the coming year. Business Inflation Expectations Continue to Be Stable https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:00:00 EST For the fifth consecutive month, firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the coming year, according to the Atlanta Fed's business inflation expectations survey. Over the long term, or per year over the next five to 10 years, respondents expect 2.8 percent inflation. December Business Inflation Expectations Unchanged https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:00:00 EST 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. Business Inflation Expectations Remain Steady https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:00:00 EST 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 Business Inflation Expectations Unchanged https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:00:00 EST 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 Business Inflation Expectations Dip https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:00:00 EST 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. Business Inflation Expectations Rise in August https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:00:00 EST 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. Business Inflation Expectations Unchanged in July https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 EST 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. Business Inflation Expectations Decline Slightly https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Fri, 21 Jun 2013 00:00:00 EST 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. Business Inflation Expectations Relatively Unchanged https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Wed, 15 May 2013 00:00:00 EST 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. Business Inflation Expectations Rise Slightly in April https://frbatlanta.org:443/research/inflationproject/bie Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:00:00 EST 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 Business Inflation Expectations Unchanged https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:00:00 EST 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. Business Inflation Expectations Virtually Unchanged in February https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:00:00 EST 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. Business Inflation Expectations Dip in January https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:00:00 EST 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. Business Inflation Expectations Decline in December https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:00:00 EST According to the Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey, southeastern firms anticipate 1.9 percent inflation over the next 12 months. Firms also report that their unit costs are up 1.5 percent when compared to this time last year. Business Inflation Expectations Rise in November https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:00:00 EST According to the Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey, southeastern firms anticipate 2.1 percent inflation over the next 12 months. That is the largest monthly increase since the series began in October of last year, but similar to the outlook of private economists. Business Inflation Expectations Inch Up in October https://frbatlanta.org/research/inflationproject/bie/ Fri, 26 Oct 2012 00:00:00 EST According to the Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey, southeastern firms expect their unit costs to rise 1.8 percent over the next 12 months. Respondents also anticipate unit costs to rise by 2.9 percent per year over the next five to 10 years. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Announces 2013 Dates for Survey of Business Inflation Expectations (BIE) https://frbatlanta.org:443/news/pressreleases/atlantafed/121002 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 00:00:00 EST The Atlanta Fed has posted the 2013 release dates for its Survey of Business Inflation Expectations (BIE). The monthly survey is based on firms' responses to questions about their inflation outlook, pricing pressures, and business conditions. Business Inflation Expectations Decrease in September https://frbatlanta.org/news/pressreleases/BIEsurvey/12Sep.cfm Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:00:00 EST According to the Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey, southeastern firms expect their unit costs to increase 1.7 percent over the next 12 months. September's figure fell two-tenths of a percent from the August one. Business Inflation Expectations Rise Slightly in August https://frbatlanta.org/news/pressreleases/BIEsurvey/12Aug.cfm Wed, 22 Aug 2012 00:00:00 EST According to the Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey, southeastern firms anticipate their unit costs to increase 1.9 percent over the next 12 months. August's reading rose two-tenths of a percent over July's figure. Business Inflation Expectations Unchanged in July https://frbatlanta.org/news/pressreleases/BIEsurvey/12Jul.cfm Mon, 23 Jul 2012 00:00:00 EST According to the Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey, southeastern firms anticipate their unit costs to rise 1.7 percent over the next 12 months. July's reading was the same as in June. Business Inflation Expectations Dip Again in June https://frbatlanta.org/news/pressreleases/BIEsurvey/12Jun.cfm Fri, 22 Jun 2012 00:00:00 EST According to the Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey, southeastern firms anticipate their unit costs to rise 1.7 percent over the next 12 months. June's reading was down a fraction from May's, when firms anticipated 1.8 percent inflation. Business Inflation Expectations Moderate in May https://frbatlanta.org/news/pressreleases/BIEsurvey/12May.cfm Wed, 23 May 2012 00:00:00 EST Southeastern firms expect their unit costs to rise 1.8 percent over the next 12 months, according to the Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation expectations (BIE) survey. May's forecast was down from the previous month, when firms anticipated 2.1 percent inflation. Business Inflation Expectations Increase in April https://frbatlanta.org/news/pressreleases/BIEsurvey/12Apr.cfm Mon, 16 Apr 2012 00:00:00 EST According to the Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation survey, southeastern firms expect their unit costs to rise 2.1 percent over the next 12 months. April's reading was up slightly from the previous month, when firms anticipated 2.0 percent inflation. Business Inflation Expectations Rise Slightly in March https://frbatlanta.org/news/pressreleases/BIEsurvey/12Mar.cfm Wed, 21 Mar 2012 00:00:00 EST According to the Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation survey, southeastern firms expect their unit costs to rise 2.0 percent over the next 12 months. March's reading is up slightly from the previous month, when firms anticipated 1.9 percent inflation. Business inflation expectations up slightly in February https://frbatlanta.org/news/pressreleases/BIEsurvey/12feb.cfm Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:00:00 EST According to the Atlanta Fed's monthly business inflation survey, southeastern firms expect their unit costs to rise 1.9 percent over the next 12 months. February's reading is up slightly from the previous month, when firms anticipated 1.8 percent inflation. New Survey Measures Business Inflation Expectations https://frbatlanta.org/news/pressreleases/BIEsurvey/12jan.cfm Fri, 27 Jan 2012 00:00:00 EST According to the inaugural issue of the Atlanta Fed's Business Inflation Expectations survey, respondents expect unit costs to rise 1.8 percent in the coming year. This new online resource, featuring <a href="/research/inflationproject/bie/">interactive results and more</a>, provides insight into businesses' pricing decisions.