Producer Prices Soar At Record Pace, ‘Pipeline’ Suggests Peak Inflation Far Off

Producer Prices Soar At Record Pace, ‘Pipeline’ Suggests Peak Inflation Far Off

After yesterday’s 41-year high print for consumer prices, this morning’s producer price index was expected to soar to new series highs and it did. PPI rose 1.4% MoM – far higher than the +1.1% MoM expected and up a stunning 11.2% YoY

Source: Bloomberg

This is the 23rd straight month of producer price rises.

The monthly gain was broad across categories.

Core PPI rose 9.2% YoY – a new cycle high – far above the 8.4% jump expected.

Margin pressure remains a concern as Producer price acceleration outpaces the ability of companies to raise consumer prices

Source: Bloomberg

And while intermediate’ demand inflation is rolling over, it remains a dramatic signal for the pipeline ahead for producer prices…

Source: Bloomberg

But of course, The Fed hiking rates will tamp down this forest fire… and spark a stagflation storm in the meantime.

Tyler Durden
Wed, 04/13/2022 – 08:35

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