Data

These are the data collected from the survey.

For any additional data, please contact Olivier Coibion (ocoibion@austin.utexas.edu) or Yuriy Gorodnichenko (ygorodni@econ.berkeley.edu).

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The following graph presents the data for 12-month-ahead inflation expectations of surveyed firms (survey question 1). Hover over data points to see their values.

                             

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The following table presents firms' answers to survey questions 1, 2B, 2C, and 2D.

Inflation Forecasts of US Firms
Panel A: 1-year-ahead inflation forecasts, percentage points
Month Mean Standard Deviation
April 2018 3.6 1.9
July 2018 2.9 1.5
October 2018 3.4 1.6
January 2019 3.0 1.0
April 2019 2.1 1.1
July 2019 2.3 0.5
October 2019 2.1 1.3
January 2020 2.2 0.9
April 2020 2.0 1.5
July 2020 2.0 1.2
October 2020 2.3 1.0
January 2021 2.9 2.2
April 2021 3.2 1.3
July 2021 4.7 2.1
Panel B: 5-year-ahead inflation forecasts, percentage points
October 2018 3.7 2.2
October 2019 2.3 1.4
October 2020 3.3 1.2
Panel C: 1-year inflation nowcasts/backcasts, percentage points
July 2018 2.7 1.5
July 2019 2.1 0.5
July 2020 2.3 0.8
July 2021 4.1 2.4
Panel D: Inflation over the next year will exceed 5%
January 2019 25.2 24.1
January 2020 9.6 14.7
January 2021 18.8 26.0

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