US: record inflation, at its highest in 40 years
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US: record inflation, at its highest in 40 years

The figure reached 9.1% in the past year, the highest since November 1981

The data on inflation in the United States has come out, running and flying at the highest levels of the last 40 years: it was in fact since November 1981 that there has not been such a significant leap. Consumer prices rose 9.1% in June. On a monthly basis, the increase was 1.3%, the largest since 2005. The figure surprises analysts who had provided lower forecasts, albeit slightly, in June it was estimated that the increase would stop at 8, 8%.

Now the gaze turns to the initiatives that the Federal Reserve can take, which on June 15 had already raised interest rates precisely to counter the inflationary trend. Meanwhile the Euro is losing more and more ground against the dollar and we are very close to parity.