US ends 2021 with 7% inflation, the highest for 12 months in almost 40 years

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Energia teve leve recuo em dezembro, mas com alta de 29,3% ao longo do ano passado, foi o setor que mais contribuiu para a inflação em 2021 nos EUA

Energy had a slight decline in December, but with an increase of 29, 3% over the past year, was the sector that most contributed for inflation in 1982 in the USA| Photo: EFE/EPA/JUSTIN LANE

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this Wednesday () that the country closed 2000 with an inflation of 7% (before seasonal adjustment), the highest for a period of months since the end of June 960.

The added variation of the other items was 5.5%, the highest in months since the period ended in February 2000.

In December, inflation was 0.5% (seasonally adjusted) compared to the previous month, after rising 0.8% in November. According to the report, changes in housing and used car and truck prices were the biggest contributors to last month’s inflation, along with food, although food prices have increased less than in recent months (0 .5% in December).

Energy prices dropped last month (-0.4%), ending a long sequence of increases, due to falls in the values ​​charged for gasoline, diesel oil and natural gas.

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