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Producer Price Indexes

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Beyond the Numbers

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Exploring price increases in 2021 and previous periods of inflation

Measures of price change in the U.S. recently experienced the largest period of inflation since 2008. Ongoing complications of the coronavirus pandemic contributed to this. In 2021, a semiconductor shortage caused decreased production in a variety of industries. Port congestion resulted in product delivery delays and to substantial supply shortfalls, causing upward price pressure. To gain perspective on recent trends, this article turns to past periods of high inflation. read more »

The Economics Daily

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Producer prices increased 8.5 percent from September 2021 to September 2022

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 8.5 percent from September 2021 to September 2022. Prices for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services increased 5.6 percent. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Automotive dealerships 2007–19: profit-margin compression and product innovation

From the 2007–09 Great Recession to the onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, the new-vehicle market in the United States changed significantly. Consumer and producer price trends examined in this article show how dealers’ profits on new vehicles declined and, subsequently, how dealers successfully expanded financial services to improve revenue and profit. read more »

Handbook Of Methods

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Producer Price Index

Read more about the Producer Price Index in the Handbook of Methods. read more »