One of the questions on the New York Fed’s Survey of Consumer Expectations asks respondents what they think inflation will look like in the near future.
The median consumer’s expected one-year ahead inflation rate has been on a mostly downward trend since the New York Fed began the survey in June 2013. In April, the indicator ticked slightly higher up from recent lows, with the median consumer expecting a 2.61% inflation rate over the next year.
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