U.S. consumer price annual inflation in October reached the fastest pace in 30 years , as revealed in the Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
Headline CPI in October was estimated to be 6.2% year-over-year, up from the 5.4% pace in September. October pace is the fastest rate since 1990. Month-over-month, inflation was up +0.9%.
Core inflation, which strips-out volatile components food and energy prices, was +0.6% on the month, and +4.6% year-over-year.
The increase in prices for energy, rent, food, cars and many other goods and services is weighing on consumer purchasing power.
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and other senior Fed leaders have said that inflation should cool off next year and fall back close to their 2% target, but they also indicated that upward price pressures have been stronger than they anticipated.