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U.S. consumer inflation expectations drop to 4.4 percent in April

The New York Fed reported on Monday that the U.S. consumer inflation expectations for the year ahead fell to 4.4 percent in April from 4.7 percent in March. 

According to the report, the perceptions of year-ahead price changes for food edged down 0.1 percentage points to 5.8 percent, and those for the cost of college education plunged by 1.1 percentage points to 7.8 percent. In the meantime, the anticipations about year-ahead price changes in gas prices jumped by 0.5 percentage point to 5.1 percent in April, and the expectations for the changes in the cost of medical care and rent at the one-year horizon were unchanged at 9.3 percent and 9.2 percent respectively. In addition, home price growth expectations jumped by 0.7 percentage point to 2.5 percent in April, the highest level since July 2022.

Meanwhile, the three-year-ahead inflation expectations increased to 2.9 percent in April from 2.8 percent in March, and the five-year-ahead inflation expectations rose to 2.6 percent from 2.5 percent in the previous month.

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