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The breadth of disinflation

  • Bart Hobijn
  • Colin Gardiner

In recent months, inflation as measured by the personal consumption expenditures price index has been trending lower. This slowdown, known as disinflation, has raised concerns that inflation might actually drop below zero and enter a period of deflation. An examination of the distribution of inflation rates across the range of goods and services that compose the index suggests that downward pressures on inflation are relatively high by historical standards.

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Volume (Year): (2010)
Issue (Month): dec6 ()
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