Beige Book: Economic activity broadens regardless of unpredictability

Economic activity broadened at a moderate speed in between February and mid-April, though outlooks for future development stayed unpredictable, provided present geopolitical and inflation conditions, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book release of the year.

Consumer costs got throughout the study duration, and production activity stayed strong general—though districts did note that supply chain stockpiles, consistent tight labor market conditions and other aspects continued to impact companies’ capability to fulfill need. Commercial realty activity saw modest velocity and property realty need stayed strong, though supply was restricted. Agricultural conditions were combined, the Fed stated.

Districts continued to report that inflationary pressures stayed strong, triggering rate boosts, and a couple of districts kept in mind that sales were being adversely impacted by increasing rates. Businesses in a lot of districts stated they anticipate inflationary pressures to continue in the months ahead.


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