Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway is seeing ‘very substantial inflation’ and raising prices


Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting in Los Angeles, California. May 1, 2021.

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Warren Buffett is seeing inflation among Berkshire Hathaway‘s collection of businesses as the economic recovery from the Covid pandemic kicks into high gear.

“We are seeing very substantial inflation,” the Berkshire chairman and CEO said at the conglomerate’s annual shareholder meeting Saturday. “It’s very interesting. We are raising prices. People are raising prices to us and it’s being accepted.”

“We’ve got nine homebuilders in addition to our manufacture housing and operation, which is the largest in the country. So we really do a lot of housing. The costs are just up, up,…


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