The Ebb of Energy & Eating Costs

posted 5/23/2012 in General

Economic Commentary Highlights...
  • Here in 2012, food and energy inflation is less of a concern for consumers.
  • Rapidly rising consumer food prices in 2011 were largely due to a surge in prices for agricultural commodities in late 2010. That surge has dissipated, and food inflation is decelerating rapidly.
  • Consumer energy prices surged in early 2011, as the "Arab Spring" pushed up oil prices.
    Most geopolitical tensions have eased in 2012. Gasoline prices are under $4 per gallon.
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