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Infographic: Key Goods Inflation Measures Waning

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Key goods inflation measures appear to be waning as supply chain index, transportation backlogs, and transportation costs fall from recent highs.

A selection of graphs detailing key goods in relation to inflation

Key goods inflation measures appear to be waning as supply chain index, transportation backlogs, and transportation costs fall from recent highs.

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  1. Top Left Source: FactSet, as of 06/30/2022. Global CPI data shown as the GDP-weighted year-over-year change in most recent available CPI data for the top 30 countries by GDP, as of 12/31/2021. Global Supply Chain Pressure Index, monthly, 01/01/1998 – 06/30/2022
  2. Bottom Left Source: FactSet, as of 09/08/2022. Percent change of daily closing prices since 2021 – 2022 peaks of natural gas (Henry Hub spot price, peak 02/17/2021), unleaded gasoline (S&P GSCI unleaded gasoline spot price, peak 06/06/2022), eggs (large, white, USDA, cost per dozen, peak 07/25/2022), soft red wheat (peak 05/17/2022), Crude Oil Brent Global Spot Intercontinental Exchange (peak 03/08/2022) and milk (grade A, peak 02/14/2022) through 09/07/2022.
  3. Top Center Source: FactSet & Institute for Supply Management, monthly, 12/31/2019 – 08/31/2022.
  4. Bottom Center Source: Marine Exchange of Southern California, 09/01/2020 – 05/06/2022.
  5. Right Top Source: FactSet, daily, 12/31/2016 – 08/31/2022.
  6. Right Bottom Source: Freightos, China/East China to US West Coast, 09/01/2020 - 05/10/2022.

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