Producer Price Index for final demand down 0.8 percent from March 2014 to March 2015

April 16, 2015

From March 2014 to March 2015, the Producer Price Index for final demand decreased 0.8 percent.

12-month percent change in the Producer Price Index for final demand, March 2014–March 2015
Month Percent change

Mar 2014

1.6

Apr 2014

1.8

May 2014

2.1

Jun 2014

1.8

Jul 2014

1.9

Aug 2014

1.9

Sep 2014

1.6

Oct 2014

1.5

Nov 2014

1.3

Dec 2014

1.1

Jan 2015

0.0

Feb 2015

-0.6

Mar 2015

-0.8

For the 12 months ending in March 2015, the producer price index for processed goods for intermediate demand decreased 6.7 percent. Over the same period, the index for unprocessed goods for intermediate demand decreased 26.5 percent, the largest over-the-year decline in more than 5 years. The index for services for intermediate demand increased 1.0 percent from March 2014 to March 2015.

12-month percent changes for selected producer price indexes for intermediate demand, March 2014–March 2015
Month Processed goods Unprocessed goods Services

Mar 2014

0.7 5.3 1.7

Apr 2014

1.5 6.5 1.0

May 2014

1.4 4.2 1.5

Jun 2014

1.5 3.7 1.3

Jul 2014

1.6 0.9 1.9

Aug 2014

1.4 -0.5 1.7

Sep 2014

1.1 -0.2 1.5

Oct 2014

0.2 -2.1 1.8

Nov 2014

-0.6 -1.6 1.5

Dec 2014

-2.2 -8.1 1.7

Jan 2015

-5.5 -18.4 1.3

Feb 2015

-6.4 -25.0 1.2

Mar 2015

-6.7 -26.5 1.0

These data are from the Producer Price Indexes program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see “Producer Price Indexes — March 2015” (HTML) (PDF). Producer price indexes measure prices that U.S. producers receive for goods, services, and construction. All producer price indexes are subject to revision once, 4 months after original publication, reflecting late reports and corrections by respondents.  

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Producer Price Index for final demand down 0.8 percent from March 2014 to March 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/producer-price-index-for-final-demand-down-from-march-2014-to-march-2015.htm (visited September 15, 2019).

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