Yes, we have trouble in river city with a capital T than rhymes with P and that stands for Producer Prices.
Prices paid to U.S. producers posted a record annual increase of almost 10% in November, a surge that will sustain a pipeline of inflationary pressures well into 2022.
The producer price index for final demand increased 9.6% from a year earlier and 0.8% from the prior month, Labor Department data showed Tuesday. Both advances topped economists’ forecasts.
Even more interesting (or frightening) is that PPI Final Demand YoY is soaring faster than CPI YoY. If CPI catches up to PPI, then we have serious trouble.
With inflation seemingly growing out of control, Powell and Biden should sing “76 Trillion Dollars” which will be the US national debt after Biden and Congress get done with their spending splurge.
Jerome Powell directing The Inflation Orchestra.
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