Annual Core PCE Price Index edges higher to 1.6% in August

  • Annual core PCE Price Index in US came in higher than expected in August.
  • US Dollar ındex stays deep in the negative territory near mid-93.00s.

The Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Price Index in August rose 0.3% on a monthly basis, the US Bureau of Economic Analysis reported on Thursday. On a yearly basis, the PCE Price Index increased to 1.4% from 1.1% in July.

More importantly, the Core PCE Price Index, the Federal Reserve’s preferred gauge of inflation, advanced to 1.6% from 1.4% in July and came in higher than analysts’ estimate of 1.4%. On a monthly basis, the Core PCE Price Index ticked lower to 0.3%.

Market reaction

The US Dollar Index showed no immediate reaction to this data and was last seen losing 0.26% on a daily basis at 93.57.