The annual rate of inflation in the United States it continued to drop in January, for the seventh consecutive month, and stood at 6.4%, one tenth below that of Decemberaccording to the data offered this Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS, in English).
However, in monthly terms, consumer prices rose half a point, at a time when it is being analyzed whether the increases in interest rates by the Federal Reserve (Fed, in English) have an effect on the desired drop in prices.
The housing index was by far the biggest contributor to the monthly price increasesince it rose seven tenths compared to December and accumulates a year-on-year rise of 7.9 percent.
The price of food rose half a point and has risen 10.1% in one yearwhile energy grew 2% monthly and 8.7% year-on-year.
Core inflation, which measures the rise in consumer prices excluding food and energy prices, the most volatile, rose 0.4% in January and placed its year-on-year rate at 5.6%, the lowest figure since December 2021 , notes the BLS.
As the body recalls, the inflation rate of 6.4% it is the lowest since October 2021.
The inflation data is released at a key moment, in which it is closely analyzed whether the constant interest rate hikes carried out by the Fed are having the desired effect of containing prices.
The last one occurred on February 1, which was the eighth since March of last year, a rise of 0.25 points, which confirmed a slowdown in the increases.
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