Effective with the release of data for July 2023, the Bureau of Labor Statistics rebased 6 Producer Price Index (PPI) commodity-based and 9 PPI industry-based price indexes to February 2023=100. These indexes are typically found in table 9 or table 11 of the PPI Detailed Report. To be considered for rebasing, an index must have dropped below a level of 25.0 with little chance of rising to previous levels, or the index must be part of an aggregation where the structure was rebased.
Rebasing is beneficial when indexes decline to a level such that relatively sizable month-to-month price changes are not reflected in the index in a timely fashion. In general, the index base for the PPI program remains 1982=100, or for indexes introduced after that time, the date of index introduction. Only the indexes listed below are affected by this change.
For further information, contact the Section of Index Analysis and Public Information at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 691-7705.
PPI Commodity Indexes Rebased
115 – Electronic computers and computer equipment
1151 – Electronic computers
115101 – Electronic computers
11510114 – Personal computers and workstations (excluding portable computers)
11510115 – Portable computers, laptops, tablets, and other single user computers
11510116 – Host computers, multiusers (mainframes, UNIX, and PC servers)
PPI Industry Indexes Rebased
334111 – Electronic computer manufacturing
334111-P – Primary products
334111-5 – Host computers, multiusers (mainframes, medium-scale systems, UNIX, and PC servers)
334111-7 – Single user computers, microprocessor based, general purpose
334111-72 – Portable computers, laptops, tablets, and other single use computers
334111-73 – Personal computers and workstations (excluding portable computers)
334111-M – Miscellaneous receipts
334111-S – Secondary products
334111-SS – Secondary products
Last Modified Date: August 11, 2023