Site map
العربية Български 中文 Čeština English Français Deutsch हिन्दी Bahasa Indonesia Italiano Bahasa Malay اردو Polski Português Română Русский Srpski Slovenský Español ไทย Nederlands Українська Vietnamese বাংলা Ўзбекча O'zbekcha Қазақша

InstaForex Client Area

  • Personal settings
  • Access to all InstaForex services
  • Detailed statistics and reports on trades
  • Full range of financial transactions
  • System of managing several accounts
  • Maximum data protection

InstaForex Partner Area

  • Full information on clients and commissions
  • Graphic statistics on accounts and clicks
  • Webmaster instruments
  • Ready-made web solutions and wide range of banners
  • High data protection level
  • Company's news, RSS feeds, and forex informers
Register account
Affiliate Program
cabinet icon

Another Lamborghini from InstaForex!Maybe it will be you who will take the keys!

Just make a deposit of at least $1,000 to your account!

Get the best trading conditions and attractive bonus offers! We have already given 6 legendary sports cars! But it does not stop there! The next Lamborghini Huracan of the latest generation may be yours!

InstaForex – invest in your victories!

Instant account opening

Get a letter of instructions
toolbar icon

Trading Platform

For mobile devices

For trading via browser

Consumer prices in the U.S. were essentially flat in the month of September, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday, with higher prices for shelter and food offset by declines in prices for energy and used cars and trucks.

The Labor Department said its consumer price index was unchanged in September after inching up by 0.1 percent in August. Economists had expected another 0.1 percent uptick.

Energy prices extended the steep drop seen in the previous month, tumbling by 1.4 percent in September after plunging by 1.9 percent in August. Gasoline prices led the way lower once again.

Meanwhile, the report said food prices inched up by 0.1 percent in September after coming in unchanged for three straight months.

The uptick in food prices came as five of the six major grocery store food group indexes increased over the month.

Excluding food and energy prices, core consumer prices crept up by 0.1 percent in September after rising by 0.3 percent for three straight months. Core prices had been expected to rise by 0.2 percent.

The Labor Department said prices for shelter continued to rise, climbing by 0.3 percent in September following a 0.2 percent increase in August.

Prices for medical care, household furnishings and operations, and motor vehicle insurance also rose, while prices for used cars and trucks plummeted by 1.6 percent. Prices for apparel also fell.

Compared to the same month a year ago, consumer prices in September were up by 1.7 percent, unchanged from the previous month. The annual rate of core price growth was also unchanged at 2.4 percent.

"The muted gain in core consumer prices in September underlines that even after the introduction of additional tariffs on Chinese imports, inflationary pressures are still well-contained," said Andrew Hunter, Senior U.S. Economist at Capital Economics.

"With wage growth leveling off and unit labor costs growth stable, we don't think core inflation will rise further from here," he added. "As a result, the Fed will remain focused on the incoming activity data, which we expect to prompt one more 25bp rate cut by year-end."

On Tuesday, the Labor Department released a separate report showing an unexpected decrease in producer prices in the month of September.

The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand fell by 0.3 percent in September after inching up by 0.1 percent in August. The drop surprised economists, who had expected another 0.1 percent uptick.

The unexpected decrease in producer prices came amid another steep drop in energy prices, which plunged by 2.5 percent in September, matching the nosedive seen in the previous month.

However, excluding the continued plunge in energy prices as well as a modest increase in food prices, core producer prices also slid by 0.3 percent in September after climbing by 0.3 percent in August. Economists had expected core prices to rise by 0.2 percent.

The drop in core prices came as the index for final demand services fell by 0.2 percent in September following a 0.3 percent increase in August.

Compared to the same month a year ago, producer prices in September were up by 1.4 percent, reflecting a notable slowdown from the 1.8 percent growth in August.

The annual rate of core producer price growth also slowed considerably to 2.0 percent in September from 2.3 percent in August.