Technical Point About Language & Understanding
But that was not at all what I meant. The reason why I also stated it in annualized terms was that some people mainly or only think in terms of annual or annualized change, so that any change less than 2% is low inflation. By only stating it in terms of the actual change, such readers would get the wrong impression, so by stating both, you create a greater understanding of recent changes. Stating it in terms of the 12 month change would also create a misleading impression since it would include the relatively low inflation months of late last year and early this year.
Now,since I myself don't think that way, I would have otherwise prefered not to make that addition. But if I had simply disregarded the objective of making as many as possible understand and simply expressed it in the way I myself like best, I wouldn't have written any of this in English in the first place, då skulle jag ha skrivit det på svenska.
But since, unfortunately, few people outside of Sweden and certain parts of Finland (plus perhaps Norway and Denmark due to the similarity of their languages to Swedish) understand Swedish, I still write here in English (däremot kan det för svenskspråkiga läsare som eventuellt missat det påpekas att jag på detta ställe bloggar på svenska). Similarly, since some people think in annualized I also express it that way to make them understand, even though I don't think that way.