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Shocking annualized inflation numbers

Discussion in 'Financial Cents' started by melbo, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Shock, Annualized

    Now, the really shocking stuff is doesn't show up until you look at the "Seasonally adjust annual rate for the 3-months ended December 2007." This is where you find why Gold is going through the roof and the dollar collapsing to within a few pennies of its all time lows. Remember, these are 3-month annualize rates:

    Finished Goods: +13.3%

    Finished consumer foods +9.4%

    Finished energy goods: +51.9%

    Intermediate materials supplies & components: +15.0%

    Intermediate food & feeds: +19.2%

    Intermediate energy goods: +55.3%

    Materials for non-durables: +20.3%


    Think those are scary? Look at the head of the supply chain!

    Crude materials for further processing: +59.6%

    Foodstuffs and feedstuffs +19.2%

    Crude energy materials +129.5%

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