Consumer prices in the USA increased by 6.5 percent in December compared to the same period of the previous year. On a monthly basis, there was a 0.1 percent decline.
Economists participating in the Bloomberg survey expected an annual increase of 6.5 percent. On a monthly basis, a 0.1 percent decrease in prices was expected.
Consumer prices in the US rose 0.1 percent month on month and 7.1 percent year on year in November.
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