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March 1993, Vol. 116, No. 3
Roger Burns, Harry Briggs, and William Thomas
Economists, Office of Prices and Living Conditions, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Jaclyn Shend and Scott Sager, economists in the same office, assisted with this article.
PPI data now reflect 1987 instead of 1982 shipment values in the weight structure. A broad economic recovery and increased oil production from 1982 to 1987 contributed to major weighting shifts. This article explores the effects that the updated weights will have on Producer Price Indexes.
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