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Business Inflation Expectations

2012

December 19, 2012

Business Inflation Expectations Decline in December
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.

November 21, 2012

Business Inflation Expectations Rise in November
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.

October 26, 2012

Business Inflation Expectations Inch Up in October
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.

September 19, 2012

Business Inflation Expectations Decrease in September
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.

August 22, 2012

Business Inflation Expectations Rise Slightly in August
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.

July 23, 2012

Business Inflation Expectations Unchanged in July
The inflation expectations of businesses in the Southeast for the coming year were unchanged at 1.7 percent in July, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's most recent business inflation expectations (BIE) survey. The survey was conducted July 16–20 with 160 firms responding to questions about their business conditions, inflation outlook, and potential pricing pressures.

June 22, 2012

Business Inflation Expectations Dip Again in June
The inflation expectations of businesses in the Southeast for the coming year moderated to 1.7 percent in June, down from 1.8 percent in May, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's most recent business inflation expectations (BIE) survey. The survey was conducted June 11–15 with 167 firms responding to questions about their business conditions, inflation outlook, and potential pricing pressures.

May 23, 2012

Business Inflation Expectations Moderate in May
The inflation expectations of businesses in the Southeast for the coming year moderated to 1.8 percent in May, down from 2.1 percent in April, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's most recent business inflation expectations (BIE) survey. The survey was conducted May 14–18 with 164 firms responding to questions about their business conditions, inflation outlook, and potential pricing pressures.

April 16, 2012

Business Inflation Expectations Increase in April
The inflation expectations of businesses in the Southeast for the coming year rose to 2.1 percent in April, up from 2.0 percent in March, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's most recent business inflation survey. The survey was conducted April 9–13 with 165 firms responding to questions about their business conditions, inflation outlook, and potential pricing pressures.

March 21, 2012

Business Inflation Expectations Rise Slightly in March
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 2.0 percent. That number, which is measured by the rise firms anticipate in their year-ahead unit costs, is up from 1.9 percent in February. The survey was conducted March 12–16 with 162 firms responding to questions about their business conditions, inflation outlook, and potential pricing pressures.

February 22, 2012

Business Inflation Expectations Up Slightly in February
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 1.9 percent. That number, which is measured by the rise firms anticipate in their year-ahead unit costs, is up from 1.8 percent in January. The survey was conducted February 13–17 with 168 firms responding to questions about their business conditions, inflation outlook, and potential pricing pressures.

January 12, 2012

New Survey Measures Business Inflation Expectations
The Atlanta Fed announced today that it will begin producing a monthly business inflation expectations survey release that will highlight surveyed Southeastern businesses' expectations on the inflation outlook and other factors that can drive pricing decisions.

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