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.

Producer price percent changes for selected final demand goods other than foods and energy, May 2016–May 2017
GoodPercent change

Final demand goods less foods and energy, total

2.2%

Cigarettes

7.6

Jewelry, platinum and karat gold

4.4

Consumer, institutional, and commercial products, n.e.c.

4.0

Mobile homes

4.0

Transformers and power regulators

3.5

Travel trailers and campers

2.0

Commercial furniture

1.9

Tires

1.8

Heavy motor trucks

1.7

Textile housefurnishings

1.4

Alcoholic beverages

1.2

Agricultural machinery and equipment

1.1

Costume jewelry and novelties

0.9

Women's, girls', and infants' apparel

0.8

Men's and boys' apparel

0.8

Cleaning and polishing products

0.8

Metal cutting machine tools

0.8

Household appliances

0.8

Home electronic equipment

0.8

Lawn and garden equipment excl. garden tractors

0.8

Footwear

0.6

Metal forming machine tools

0.6

Tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, and industrial molds

0.6

Truck trailers

0.6

Cosmetics and other toiletries

0.4

Soaps and detergents

0.2

Motor vehicles parts

0.2

Railroad equipment

0.0

Ships

-0.3

Oil field and gas field machinery

-0.4

Floor coverings

-0.4

Paper industries machinery

-0.5

Pet food

-0.6

Printing trades machinery and equipment

-0.6

X-ray and electromedical equipment

-0.6

Office and store machines and equipment

-0.7

Toys, games, and children's vehicles

-0.8

Sanitary paper products

-1.0

Electronic computers and computer equipment

-1.4

Textile machinery and equipment

-2.1

Sporting and athletic goods

-2.5

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.

SUGGESTED CITATION

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 August 23, 2017).

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