Producer Price Index for final demand increased 1.9 percent for year ending February 2019

March 20, 2019

From February 2018 to February 2019, the Producer Price Index for final demand increased 1.9 percent, not seasonally adjusted, after increasing 2.8 percent from February 2017 to February 2018.  

12-month percent change in selected Producer Price Indexes, not seasonally adjusted, February 2017–February 2019
Month Final demand Final demand less foods, energy, and trade services Final demand, goods Final demand, services

Feb 2017

2.0% 1.8% 4.0% 1.0%

Mar 2017

2.2 1.8 4.1 1.3

Apr 2017

2.5 2.0 4.1 1.7

May 2017

2.3 2.1 2.9 2.0

Jun 2017

1.9 2.1 2.2 1.7

Jul 2017

2.0 2.0 2.3 1.9

Aug 2017

2.4 1.9 3.1 2.2

Sep 2017

2.6 2.1 3.4 2.1

Oct 2017

2.8 2.4 3.2 2.4

Nov 2017

3.0 2.4 4.2 2.3

Dec 2017

2.5 2.3 3.5 2.1

Jan 2018

2.6 2.5 3.2 2.2

Feb 2018

2.8 2.7 3.1 2.7

Mar 2018

2.9 2.9 3.3 2.8

Apr 2018

2.7 2.6 3.0 2.5

May 2018

3.1 2.7 4.3 2.4

Jun 2018

3.3 2.7 4.4 2.7

Jul 2018

3.4 3.0 4.4 2.7

Aug 2018

3.0 3.0 3.9 2.5

Sep 2018

2.7 3.1 3.4 2.5

Oct 2018

3.1 3.0 3.8 2.6

Nov 2018

2.5 2.8 2.2 2.6

Dec 2018

2.5 2.8 1.7 2.8

Jan 2019

2.0 2.5 0.5 2.8

Feb 2019

1.9 2.3 0.6 2.5

Note: All data are subject to revision 4 months after originally published.

The Producer Price Index for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services increased 2.3 percent for the year ending February 2019, following a 2.7-percent increase for the 12 months ending February 2018. The index for final demand goods increased 0.6 percent over the February 2018—February 2019 period, following a 3.1-percent increase over the February 2017—February 2018 period. Producer prices for final demand services increased 2.5 percent, after increasing 2.7 percent over the 12-month period from February 2017 to February 2018.

These data are from the Producer Price Index program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see “Producer Price Indexes — February 2019.” 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, Producer Price Index for final demand increased 1.9 percent for year ending February 2019 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/producer-price-index-for-final-demand-increased-1-point-9-percent-for-year-ending-february-2019.htm (visited September 19, 2019).

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