Inflation Alert! US Producer Prices Come In Hotter Than Expected (+7.8% YoY), Annualized Run Rate Is 12%!

Well, economists were expecting a 7.2% YoY print of the Producer Price Index – Final Demand. But July’s print came in hot … at +7.8% YoY. Compare that with the Core Consumer Price Index YoY of +4.3%.

The month-over-month PPI Final Demand is showing a run rate of 12%! (1% in July x 12 months).