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ECRI Future Inflation Gauge Gains


U.S. inflationary pressures were higher in April, as the U.S. future inflation gauge climbed to 104.7 from the revised March 103.9 reading, according to data released Friday morning by the Economic Cycle Research Institute.

The March reading was initially reported as 103.1.

"With the USFIG ticking up to a one-year high, underlying inflation pressures are starting to simmer," ECRI Chief Operations Officer Lakshman Achuthan said in a release.

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