The data is due at 8.30 am US Eastern time.

Preview comments via CIBC:

  • August CPI will be the final piece of the puzzle for the Fed ahead of its September meeting
  • We expect the last few soft readings to start to form a trend, with core CPI in August expected to come in at a meagre 0.1% m/m as easing supply chains will weigh further on core goods prices.
  • We look for service prices to remain firm given solid demand but will be around the pace in recent months.
  • Favourable base effects will also help push the 12-month change in core inflation down meaningfully to 4.2%.
  • Headline CPI will tick up on higher gasoline prices to 3.5%.
  • Given the Fed is sitting in a data dependent position and will continue to weigh risk management considerations heavily, a downside surprise should be slightly bullish for fixed-income markets.
us august 2023 cpi preview