Producer Price Index for final demand unchanged, January 2014–January 2015

February 20, 2015

The Producer Price Index for final demand did not change from January 2014 to January 2015. The index for final demand goods fell 3.7 percent over the same period. Within goods, producer prices for energy declined 22.2 percent.

12-month percent change in Producer Price Indexes for selected items, January 2012–January 2015
Month Final demand Final demand goods Final demand foods Final demand energy Final demand goods less foods and energy Final demand services Final demand transportation and warehousing services Final demand trade services Final demand services less trade, transportation, and warehousing

Jan 2012

3.1 4.0 5.1 7.3 2.5 2.4 5.8 3.1 1.7

Feb 2012

2.8 3.3 1.2 7.2 2.6 2.4 5.6 3.4 1.7

Mar 2012

2.4 2.8 2.6 3.7 2.3 2.0 4.6 2.5 1.5

Apr 2012

2.0 1.6 1.9 -0.2 2.1 2.1 4.4 2.7 1.6

May 2012

1.6 0.5 2.7 -5.7 2.2 2.2 3.5 3.0 1.6

Jun 2012

1.3 0.1 2.2 -5.8 1.9 1.9 3.7 2.8 1.4

Jul 2012

1.0 -0.1 3.0 -6.6 1.7 1.6 3.2 2.6 1.1

Aug 2012

1.2 1.4 3.1 0.5 1.2 1.0 3.1 0.4 1.1

Sep 2012

1.5 1.7 2.9 2.6 1.4 1.3 2.9 0.9 1.4

Oct 2012

1.9 2.1 3.8 3.6 1.6 1.8 3.3 2.6 1.3

Nov 2012

1.7 1.1 3.6 -1.8 1.8 2.0 2.9 3.4 1.2

Dec 2012

1.9 1.4 4.1 -1.3 2.0 2.2 2.7 3.8 1.4

Jan 2013

1.6 1.3 4.1 -1.1 1.7 1.8 2.3 2.8 1.3

Feb 2013

1.6 1.5 3.3 1.1 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5

Mar 2013

1.3 0.7 3.7 -2.9 1.5 1.6 1.3 1.4 1.8

Apr 2013

0.9 0.1 2.2 -4.4 1.3 1.4 0.0 1.6 1.5

May 2013

0.9 1.1 3.5 -0.7 0.9 0.9 -0.3 -0.6 1.7

Jun 2013

1.7 1.9 3.2 3.1 1.3 1.4 0.7 0.7 1.9

Jul 2013

2.0 1.8 2.2 3.6 1.7 2.0 1.6 2.1 2.0

Aug 2013

1.7 0.7 0.5 0.0 1.8 2.2 1.4 2.8 2.0

Sep 2013

1.1 -0.2 -0.3 -3.6 1.6 1.8 0.8 2.2 1.8

Oct 2013

1.3 -0.2 -0.2 -3.9 1.7 2.0 0.6 2.0 2.1

Nov 2013

1.1 0.4 -0.9 -1.1 1.4 1.5 0.3 0.8 2.1

Dec 2013

1.2 0.8 -0.8 0.9 1.2 1.3 2.0 -0.4 2.0

Jan 2014

1.3 1.1 -0.7 1.1 1.4 1.3 1.0 0.2 2.0

Feb 2014

1.2 0.6 0.7 -2.0 1.6 1.6 0.7 1.2 1.9

Mar 2014

1.6 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.6 1.8 1.2 1.5 2.0

Apr 2014

1.8 2.5 5.1 3.8 1.5 1.6 2.7 0.7 1.8

May 2014

2.1 2.0 3.6 2.5 2.1 2.2 3.2 3.0 1.7

Jun 2014

1.8 2.2 3.8 3.1 1.6 1.7 2.9 1.4 1.6

Jul 2014

1.9 2.0 3.6 2.4 1.9 2.0 2.6 2.3 1.6

Aug 2014

1.9 1.7 3.8 0.5 1.9 2.0 2.7 2.0 1.8

Sep 2014

1.6 1.5 3.9 -0.5 1.6 1.6 2.6 1.1 1.6

Oct 2014(p)

1.5 1.1 4.5 -3.7 1.8 1.8 2.5 2.6 1.4

Nov 2014(p)

1.4 0.4 4.4 -5.9 1.8 1.9 2.2 2.5 1.4

Dec 2014(p)

1.1 -1.0 4.4 -12.9 2.1 2.2 0.5 4.2 1.4

Jan 2015(p)

0.0 -3.7 2.5 -22.2 1.6 2.0 0.6 4.4 0.8
Footnotes:

(p) = preliminary.

Prices for final demand services increased 2.0 percent from January 2014 to January 2015. Prices for trade services rose 4.4 percent over the 12-month period. Trade indexes measure changes in the margins wholesalers and retailers receive. The margin is the difference between the price a wholesaler or retailer paid for an item and the selling price of the item.

These data are from the Producer Price Indexes program. To learn more, see "Producer Price Indexes — January 2015" (HTML) (PDF). All producer price indexes are subject to revision once, 4 months after original publication; these revisions reflect late reports and corrections by respondents. Producer price indexes measure prices U.S. producers receive for goods, services, and construction.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Producer Price Index for final demand unchanged, January 2014–January 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/producer-price-index-for-final-demand-unchanged-january-2014-january-2015.htm (visited September 22, 2019).

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