PPI up sharply in October 2004
November 17, 2004
The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods advanced 1.7 percent in October, seasonally adjusted. This gain followed a 0.1-percent rise in September and a 0.1-percent decrease in August.
Among finished goods, prices for energy goods turned up 6.8 percent in October, following a 0.9-percent decline in September. The finished consumer foods index rose 1.6 percent, compared with a 0.1-percent increase in the prior month. By contrast, prices for finished goods other than foods and energy advanced 0.3 percent in October, the same rate of increase as in September.
From October 2003 to October 2004, prices for finished goods advanced 4.4 percent, as shown on the chart. Over the same period, prices for finished energy goods went up 17.2 percent, the index for finished consumer foods rose 2.5 percent, and the index for finished goods other than foods and energy climbed 1.8 percent.
These data are from the BLS Producer Price Index program. For more information, see "Producer Price Indexes -- October 2004" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 04-2339. All producer price indexes are routinely subject to revision once, 4 months after original publication, to reflect the availability of late reports and corrections by respondents.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, PPI up sharply in October 2004 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/nov/wk3/art03.htm (visited October 21, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Workplace injuries and illnesses and employer costs for workers’ compensation
Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.
A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
Spending on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.
Self-employment in the United States
Trends in self-employment by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, including both the unincorporated and the incorporated self-employed, as well as data on paid employees who work for the self-employed.