This Week's State Of The Economy - What Is Ahead? - 14 January 2022

By: Taro Chellaram /Wells Fargo Economics & Financial Report/Jan 18, 2022

This Week's State Of The Economy - What Is Ahead? - 14 January 2022

As you may have already seen, inflation is running almost as hot as the stock of our favorite bank.  The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 7.0% year-over-year in December, the fastest increase in nearly 40 years. Similarly, the Producer Price Index (PPI) was up 9.7% over the year. Meanwhile, retail sales unexpectedly declined 1.9% in the final month of the year.  Maybe after years of promising to get our Holiday shopping done early (but never doing so), this year we finally did.




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