US Imports Biggest “Disinflationary Impulse” In 6 Years At Worst Possible Time

US Imports Biggest “Disinflationary Impulse” In 6 Years At Worst Possible Time

Tyler Durden’s pictureSubmitted by Tyler Durden on 09/10/2015 13:30 -0400
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-09-10/us-imports-biggest-disinflationary-impulse-6-years-worst-possible-time

August’s import prices dropped a stunning 11.4% YoY, the biggest drop since September 2009. This faster-than-expected deceleration suggests “another leg lower” according to TD’s Millan Mulraine, as USD strength and renewed energy declines feed through the price channel and reverses a hope-filled mid-year drift higher. This is the 13th month of YoY drops (and 111th of last 12 MoM drops) flashing a recessionary warning.

Hope fades as Import Price drops re-accelerate…

As Mulraine conculdes ominously, “coming at a time when the Fed is contemplating a lift-off in rates, the weak tone of this report should come as a key reminder that the dis-inflationary impulse is re- emerging.”

Charts: Bloomberg

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