Producer Price Index for final demand falls 1.1 percent over the year

October 16, 2015

The Producer Price Index for final demand declined 1.1 percent for the 12 months ended in September 2015. The indexes for final demand foods (-2.9 percent) and final demand energy (-23.7 percent) were down over that period, while the index for final demand trade services was up 2.1 percent. 

12-month percent change in Producer Price Indexes for final demand, not seasonally adjusted, September 2014–September 2015
Month Final demand Final demand foods Final demand energy Final demand
trade services
Final demand less foods,
energy, and trade services

Sep 2014

1.6 3.9 -0.5 1.1 1.7

Oct 2014

1.5 4.3 -3.8 2.8 1.5

Nov 2014

1.3 4.4 -5.9 2.3 1.5

Dec 2014

0.9 4.4 -13.2 4.0 1.3

Jan 2015

0.0 2.6 -22.3 4.2 1.0

Feb 2015

-0.5 0.6 -22.4 1.9 0.8

Mar 2015

-0.9 -1.6 -22.0 1.4 0.7

Apr 2015

-1.1 -4.5 -24.0 1.8 0.8

May 2015

-0.8 -3.0 -19.0 0.8 0.7

Jun 2015

-0.7 -3.0 -17.9 1.3 0.7

Jul 2015

-0.8 -2.8 -17.6 0.1 0.9

Aug 2015

-0.8 -2.2 -19.6 1.6 0.7

Sep 2015

-1.1 -2.9 -23.7 2.1 0.5

For the 12 months ended in September 2015, the Producer Price Index for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services climbed 0.5 percent.

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

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Producer Price Index for final demand falls 1.1 percent over the year on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/producer-price-index-for-final-demand-falls-1-point-1-percent-over-the-year.htm (visited September 21, 2019).

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