Producer Price Index for final demand unchanged from August 2015 to August 2016

September 19, 2016

The Producer Price Index for final demand was unchanged from August 2015 to August 2016. Making up 64.3 percent of the final demand index, prices for final demand services increased 1.2 percent. Prices for final demand goods decreased 2.1 percent and account for 33.6 percent of the final demand index. The index for final demand construction, which makes up the remaining 2.1 percent of the final demand index, increased 0.7 percent.
Over-the-year percent change in Producer Price Indexes for final demand, August 2014 to August 2016, not seasonally adjusted
Month Final demand Final demand goods Final demand foods Final demand energy Final demand goods less foods and energy Final demand services Final demand services less trade, transportation, and warehousing Final demand transportation and warehousing services Final demand trade services Final demand less foods, energy, and trade services Final demand construction

Aug 2014

1.9% 1.7% 3.8% 0.5% 1.6% 2.0% 1.8% 2.7% 2.0% 1.8% 3.2%

Sep 2014

1.6 1.5 3.9 -0.5 1.7 1.6 1.6 2.6 1.1 1.7 3.0

Oct 2014

1.5 1.0 4.3 -3.8 1.7 1.9 1.4 1.8 2.8 1.5 2.2

Nov 2014

1.3 0.4 4.4 -5.9 1.5 1.8 1.3 2.3 2.3 1.5 2.1

Dec 2014

0.9 -1.2 4.4 -13.2 1.1 2.1 1.4 0.8 4.0 1.3 2.2

Jan 2015

0.0 -3.6 2.6 -22.3 0.7 2.0 1.0 0.6 4.2 1.0 2.0

Feb 2015

-0.5 -4.1 0.6 -22.4 0.5 1.2 1.0 0.0 1.9 0.8 2.0

Mar 2015

-0.9 -4.5 -1.6 -22.0 0.6 0.9 0.8 -0.9 1.4 0.7 1.9

Apr 2015

-1.1 -5.5 -4.5 -24.0 0.4 1.2 1.2 -1.9 1.8 0.8 1.6

May 2015

-0.8 -4.0 -3.0 -19.0 0.5 0.8 1.2 -2.0 0.8 0.7 1.7

Jun 2015

-0.5 -3.7 -2.7 -18.2 0.7 1.1 1.3 -2.1 1.7 0.8 1.6

Jul 2015

-0.7 -3.8 -3.3 -17.9 0.5 0.8 1.3 -2.2 0.8 0.9 1.8

Aug 2015

-1.0 -4.3 -2.6 -19.9 0.4 0.7 1.1 -3.4 1.0 0.6 1.8

Sep 2015

-1.1 -5.1 -3.0 -23.6 0.2 0.9 1.0 -3.2 2.0 0.5 1.8

Oct 2015

-1.4 -4.8 -4.2 -21.4 -0.1 0.3 0.9 -2.9 -0.2 0.4 2.2

Nov 2015

-1.3 -4.4 -4.3 -19.2 -0.1 0.4 0.7 -2.7 0.4 0.2 2.2

Dec 2015

-1.1 -3.8 -5.2 -16.4 -0.1 0.2 0.8 -3.5 0.0 0.3 2.1

Jan 2016

0.0 -2.4 -3.5 -11.1 0.0 1.2 1.7 -2.3 1.1 0.8 1.3

Feb 2016

0.1 -2.8 -2.0 -15.4 0.2 1.6 1.7 -2.0 2.3 0.9 1.2

Mar 2016

-0.1 -2.8 -2.5 -15.4 0.3 1.3 1.8 -1.9 1.4 0.9 1.1

Apr 2016

0.2 -2.0 -2.1 -12.3 0.6 1.2 1.6 -1.9 1.6 1.0 2.1

May 2016(p)

-0.1 -2.6 -2.6 -14.6 0.7 1.4 1.3 -2.9 2.4 0.8 1.9

June 2016(p)

0.3 -2.2 -2.3 -11.4 0.5 1.5 1.5 -2.5 2.8 0.9 2.0

July 2016(p)

-0.2 -2.3 -2.6 -11.7 0.4 1.0 1.5 -2.3 0.7 0.8 0.8

Aug 2016(p)

0.0 -2.1 -4.4 -10.0 0.6 1.2 1.8 -1.8 0.6 1.2 0.7
Footnotes:

(p) = preliminary.

For the year ended August 2016, prices for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services increased 1.2 percent, the largest rise since climbing 1.3 percent for the year ended December 2014. 

Within final demand services, from August 2015 to August 2016, prices for trade services increased 0.6 percent and prices for services less trade, transportation, and warehousing rose 1.8 percent. Prices for transportation and warehousing services decreased 1.8 percent.

Within final demand goods, prices for final demand energy decreased 10.0 percent for the year ended August 2016. Prices for final demand foods declined 4.4 percent. Prices for final demand goods less foods and energy increased 0.6 percent.

These data are from the Producer Price Indexes program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Producer Price Indexes — August 2016" (HTML) (PDF). All producer price indexes are subject to revision once, 4 months after original publication. For more charts, see Charts related to the latest “U.S. Producer Price Indexes” news release.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Producer Price Index for final demand unchanged from August 2015 to August 2016 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/producer-price-index-for-final-demand-unchanged-from-august-2015-to-august-2016.htm (visited September 19, 2019).

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