Business Inflation Expectations
Special Questions Series

2021

Nov 10, 2021

November 2021: Firms and Their Profit Margins

What we asked:

If a firm indicated that its profit margins are higher than "normal," it was then asked:

Business Inflation Expectations - November 2021 - Special Question 1a
If a firm indicated that its profit margins are not higher than "normal," it was then asked:

Business Inflation Expectations - November 2021 - Special Question 1b
Business Inflation Expectations - November 2021 - Special Question 2a
Business Inflation Expectations - November 2021 - Special Question 2b
Business Inflation Expectations - November 2021 - Special Question 3a
Business Inflation Expectations - November 2021 - Special Question 3b

How they answered:
Business Inflation Expectations - November 2021 - Special Question Chart 1
Business Inflation Expectations - November 2021 - Special Question Chart 2 Business Inflation Expectations - November 2021 - Special Question Chart 3
Business Inflation Expectations - November 2021 - Special Question Chart 4

Oct 13, 2021

October 2021: Firms and inflation forecasts

What we asked:
Business Inflation Expectations - October 2021 - Special Question 1
Business Inflation Expectations - October 2021 - Special Question 2
Business Inflation Expectations - October 2021 - Special Question 3a
Business Inflation Expectations - October 2021 - Special Question 3b

How they answered:
Business Inflation Expectations - October 2021 - Special Question Chart 1
Business Inflation Expectations - October 2021 - Special Question Chart 2

Sep 15, 2021

September 2021: Firms' Responses to Supply Chain Disruptions

What we asked:
Business Inflation Expectations - September 2021 - Special Question 1
Business Inflation Expectations - September 2021 - Special Question 2
Business Inflation Expectations - September 2021 - Special Question 3
Business Inflation Expectations - September 2021 - Special Question 4

How they answered:

Business Inflation Expectations - September 2021 - Chart 1

Business Inflation Expectations - September 2021 - Chart 2

Aug 11, 2021

August 2021: Firms and their Business Disruptions

What we asked:
Business Inflation Expectations - August 2021 - Special Question 1
Business Inflation Expectations - August 2021 - Special Question 2
Business Inflation Expectations - August 2021 - Special Question 3
Business Inflation Expectations - August 2021 - Special Question 4
Business Inflation Expectations - August 2021 - Special Question 5
Business Inflation Expectations - August 2021 - Special Question 6
Business Inflation Expectations - August 2021 - Special Question 7
Business Inflation Expectations - August 2021 - Special Question 8
Business Inflation Expectations - August 2021 - Special Question 9

How they answered:
Business Inflation Expectations - August 2021 - Special Question Chart 1
Business Inflation Expectations - August 2021 - Special Question Chart 2
Business Inflation Expectations - August 2021 - Special Question Chart 3
Business Inflation Expectations - August 2021 - Special Question Chart 4

Jul 14, 2021

July 2021: Firms' Experienced and Expected Price Changes

What we asked:


If the respondent selected "Increase":

If the respondent selected "Decrease":


If the respondent selected "Increase":

If the respondent selected "Decrease":

How they answered:

Jun 16, 2021

June 2021: Disruptions to Business Operations and Supply Chains

What we asked:
Business Inflation Expectations - June 2021 - Special Question 1
Business Inflation Expectations - June 2021 - Special Question 2
Business Inflation Expectations - June 2021 - Special Question 3
Business Inflation Expectations - June 2021 - Special Question 4
Business Inflation Expectations - June 2021 - Special Question 5
Business Inflation Expectations - June 2021 - Special Question 6
Business Inflation Expectations - June 2021 - Special Question 7
Business Inflation Expectations - June 2021 - Special Question 8

How they answered:
Business Inflation Expectations - June 2021 - Chart 1
Business Inflation Expectations - June 2021 - Chart 2
Business Inflation Expectations - June 2021 - Chart 3

May 12, 2021

May 2021: Firms and the Minimum Wage

What we asked:
Business Inflation Expectations - May 2021 - Special Question 1 No. 1
Business Inflation Expectations - May 2021 - Special Question 1 No. 2
Business Inflation Expectations - May 2021 - Special Question 2 No. 1
Business Inflation Expectations - May 2021 - Special Question 2 No. 2
Business Inflation Expectations - May 2021 - Special Question 3 No. 1
Business Inflation Expectations - May 2021 - Special Question 3 No. 2
Business Inflation Expectations - May 2021 - Special Question 4 No. 1
Business Inflation Expectations - May 2021 - Special Question 4 No. 2
Business Inflation Expectations - May 2021 - Special Question 5
Business Inflation Expectations - May 2021 - Special Question 6

How they answered:
Business Inflation Expectations - May 2021 - Chart 1
Business Inflation Expectations - May 2021 - Chart 2
Business Inflation Expectations - May 2021 - Chart 3
Business Inflation Expectations - May 2021 - Chart 4

Apr 14, 2021

April 2021: Firms' Experienced and Expected Price Changes

What we asked:
Business Inflation Expectations - April 2021 - Special Question 1
Business Inflation Expectations - April 2021 - Special Question 2
Business Inflation Expectations - April 2021 - Special Question 3
Business Inflation Expectations - April 2021 - Special Question 4

How they answered:
Business Inflation Expectations - April 2021 - Chart 1
Business Inflation Expectations - April 2021 - Chart 2
Business Inflation Expectations - April 2021 - Chart 3
Business Inflation Expectations - April 2021 - Chart 4

Mar 10, 2021

March 2021: Disruptions to Business Operations and Supply Chains

What we asked:
Business Inflation Expectations - March 2021 - Special Question 1

Business Inflation Expectations - March 2021 - Special Question 2

Business Inflation Expectations - March 2021 - Special Question 3, no. 1

Business Inflation Expectations - March 2021 - Special Question 3, no. 2

Business Inflation Expectations - March 2021 - Special Question 4

How they answered:
Business Inflation Expectations - March 2021 - Special Question Table 1

Business Inflation Expectations - March 2021 - Special Question Table 2

Feb 10, 2021

February 2021: Firms' Pricing Ability and COVID-19

What we asked:
Business Inflation Expectations - February 2021 - Special Question 1

If respondents did not choose "No change" or "Unsure / Not applicable" then they saw the following question.

Business Inflation Expectations - February 2021 - Special Question 2
Business Inflation Expectations - February 2021 - Special Question 3

How they answered:
Business Inflation Expectations - February 2021 - Special Question Chart 1

Business Inflation Expectations - February 2021 - Special Question Chart 2

Business Inflation Expectations - February 2021 - Special Question Chart 3

Jan 13, 2021

January 2021: Firms' Pricing Strategies and COVID-19

What we asked:
Business Inflation Expectations - January 2021 - Special Question

Responses to this open-text question will be used to inform an ongoing study of pricing practices and strategies. Because they do not lend themselves to simple summarization, an analysis of these responses will not be published at this time.

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