Producer prices in February 2007
March 16, 2007
The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods advanced 1.3 percent in February, seasonally adjusted. This increase followed a 0.6-percent decline in January and a 0.9-percent rise in December.
The finished energy goods index climbed 3.5 percent in February after falling 4.6 percent in the preceding month. Gasoline prices rose 5.3 percent following a 13.0-percent drop in January.
Prices for finished consumer foods advanced 1.9 percent in February following a 1.1-percent gain in the previous month.
Excluding prices for foods and energy, the finished goods index moved up 0.4 percent in February after a 0.2-percent advance in the previous month.
From February 2006 to February 2007, prices for finished goods rose 2.5 percent, as shown in the chart.
These data are from the BLS Producer Price Index program. To learn more, see "Producer Price Indexes — February 2007," (PDF) (TXT) news release USDL 07-0375. 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, Producer prices in February 2007 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/mar/wk2/art05.htm (visited January 20, 2020).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- A look at employment and wages in U.S. establishments with foreign ownership
Examines employment and wages in U.S. establishments that have at least one foreign owner with at least 10 percent ownership.
- 25 years of Worker Injury, Illness, and Fatality Case Data
Examines detailed historical data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries.
- Occupational employment projections through the perspective of education and training
Examines employment, projected employment growth, and wages for occupations with different education and training requirements.
- Workers in Alternative Employment Arrangements
A look at independent contractors, on-call workers, temporary help agency workers, and workers provided by contract firms.