PPI for final demand goods less foods and energy increased 2.2 percent over the year ending May 2017
June 15, 2017
The Producer Price Index (PPI) for final demand goods less foods and energy increased 2.2 percent from May 2016 to May 2017. Within that index grouping, the index for cigarettes gained 7.6 percent and the index for jewelry, platinum and karat gold rose 4.4 percent.
Final demand goods less foods and energy, total
Jewelry, platinum and karat gold
Consumer, institutional, and commercial products, n.e.c.
Transformers and power regulators
Travel trailers and campers
Heavy motor trucks
Agricultural machinery and equipment
Costume jewelry and novelties
Women's, girls', and infants' apparel
Men's and boys' apparel
Cleaning and polishing products
Metal cutting machine tools
Home electronic equipment
Lawn and garden equipment excl. garden tractors
Metal forming machine tools
Tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, and industrial molds
Cosmetics and other toiletries
Soaps and detergents
Motor vehicles parts
Oil field and gas field machinery
Paper industries machinery
Printing trades machinery and equipment
X-ray and electromedical equipment
Office and store machines and equipment
Toys, games, and children's vehicles
Sanitary paper products
Electronic computers and computer equipment
Textile machinery and equipment
Sporting and athletic goods
In May 2017, indexes for final demand goods less foods and energy which had the largest over-the-year percentage decrease included sporting and athletic goods (−2.5 percent), textile machinery and equipment (−2.1 percent), and electronic computers and computer equipment (−1.4 percent).
These data are from the Producer Price Index program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Producer Price Indexes — May 2017" (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. Also see Charts related to the latest "U.S. Producer Price Indexes" news release.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, PPI for final demand goods less foods and energy increased 2.2 percent over the year ending May 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/ppi-for-final-demand-goods-less-foods-and-energy-increased-2-point-2-percent-over-the-year-ending-may-2017.htm (visited May 26, 2018).
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