US Inflation Lessens as Consumer Prices Remain Flat in November 2011

After surging earlier in 2011, US inflation has trended lower in recent months, inflation data released Friday by the US government highlights. Consumer prices were flat in November as food prices cooled and American’s paid less for gasoline which offset higher costs in other items like shelter, medical care, and clothing.

Consumer prices were unchanged in November on a seasonally adjusted basis after falling 0.1 percent in October. Increases of 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5 percent had been reported by the bureau for the respective months of September, August and July. Falling energy prices have been the major catalyst in recent inflation dips. Continue reading