Producer Price Index for final demand was unchanged for the 12 months ending in February 2016

March 18, 2016

From February 2015 to February 2016, the Producer Price Index for final demand was unchanged. Over that same 12-month period, the index for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services increased 0.9 percent, the largest over-the-year increase since July 2015.


12-month percent change in selected Producer Price Indexes for final demand, not seasonally adjusted, February 2015–February 2016
Month Final demand Final demand less foods, energy, and trade services

Feb 2015

-0.5% 0.8%

Mar 2015

-0.9 0.7

Apr 2015

-1.1 0.8

May 2015

-0.8 0.7

Jun 2015

-0.5 0.8

Jul 2015

-0.7 0.9

Aug 2015

-1.0 0.6

Sep 2015

-1.1 0.5

Oct 2015

-1.4 0.4

Nov 2015

-1.1 0.3

Dec 2015

-1.0 0.3

Jan 2016

-0.2 0.8

Feb 2016

0.0 0.9

Note: All producer price indexes are subject to revision once, 4 months after original publication, reflecting late reports and corrections by respondents.

The Producer Price Index for final demand goods decreased 2.7 percent for the year ending February 2016. The index for final demand energy fell 14.5 percent over that 12-month period. The index for final demand services increased 1.5 percent from February 2015 to February 2016.

These data are from the Producer Price Indexes program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see “Producer Price Indexes — February 2016” (HTML) (PDF). All producer price indexes are subject to revision once, 4 months after original publication, reflecting 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 was unchanged for the 12 months ending in February 2016 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/producer-price-index-for-final-demand-was-unchanged-for-the-12-months-ending-in-february-2016.htm (visited September 19, 2019).

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