Producer Price Index for final demand falls from April 2014 to April 2015

May 19, 2015

The Producer Price Index for final demand declined 1.3 percent for the 12 months ended in April 2015. The index for final demand goods fell 5.5 percent over that period, while the index for final demand services was up 0.9 percent. 

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

Apr 2014

1.8 2.5 1.5 1.6

May 2014

2.1 2.0 2.1 2.2

Jun 2014

1.8 2.2 1.6 1.7

Jul 2014

1.9 2.0 1.9 2.0

Aug 2014

1.9 1.7 1.9 2.0

Sep 2014

1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6

Oct 2014

1.5 1.0 1.9 1.9

Nov 2014

1.3 0.4 1.7 1.8

Dec 2014

0.9 -1.2 2.0 2.1

Jan 2015

0.0 -3.7 1.6 2.0

Feb 2015

-0.6 -4.2 1.0 1.2

Mar 2015

-0.8 -4.4 0.9 1.0

Apr 2015

-1.3 -5.5 0.8 0.9

For the 12 months ended in April 2015, the Producer Price Index for final demand less foods and energy climbed 0.8 percent.

These data are from the Producer Price Indexes program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see “Producer Price Indexes — April 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.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Producer Price Index for final demand falls from April 2014 to April 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/producer-price-index-for-final-demand-falls-from-april-2014-to-april-2015.htm (visited September 18, 2019).

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