U.S. inflation falls 0.1% from May to June 2024 further adding to speculation of an imminent Fed rate cut

The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a comprehensive gauge for goods and services costs, saw a 0.1% decrease from May 2024, bringing the annual rate to 3%, which is near its lowest point in over three years.

When removing the unstable food and energy prices, the core CPI rose by 0.1% monthly and 3.3% annually. This year-over-year core rate increment is the least since April 2021.

Inflation for the month was tempered by a 3.8% drop in gasoline (petrol) prices, which balanced out the 0.2% rises in both food prices and housing costs.

Date: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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