New Survey Measures Business Inflation Expectations
January 27, 2012
In the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's monthly business inflation survey of firms in the Sixth Federal Reserve District, respondents indicated their inflation expectations for the coming year are 1.8 percent. That number, which is measured by the rise firms anticipate in their year-ahead unit costs, is down slightly from December. The survey was conducted January 16–20 with 170 firms responding to questions about their business conditions, inflation outlook, and potential pricing pressures.