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IMF sees inflation subsiding in 2022, supply risks may keep it elevated

Emerging market and developing economies will see inflation declining to about 4% next year after peaking at 6.8% this fall

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IMF | Inflation | Supply chain

Reuters  |  Washington 

The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday that headline consumer price inflation should peak this fall and recede to pre-pandemic levels by mid-2022, but risks remain that shortage-driven inflation spikes could prove more persistent, unanchoring expectations. The IMF's baseline forecasts for advanced economies shows headline inflation peaking at 3.6% in the fall of 2021 and declining to about 2% by mid-2022. Emerging market and developing economies will see inflation declining to about 4% next year after peaking at 6.8% this fall. The staff analysis was released as an ...

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First Published: Wed, October 06 2021. 23:11 IST
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