March 2013 Producer Price Index Declines Due to Energy Price Moderation

Written by Steven Hansen The Producer Price Index inflation remains moderate, but the overall movements were energy components down and food components up. The BLS reported that the Producer Price Index (PPI) finished goods prices year-over-year inflation rate fell from 1.7% in February to 1.1% in March 2013 – with the month-over-month growth down 0.6%. …

February 2013 Producer Price Index Increase Due to Energy

Written by Steven Hansen The Producer Price Index inflation remains moderate, but there was a sharp increase in energy prices in February. The BLS reported that the Producer Price Index (PPI) finished goods prices year-over-year inflation rate rose from 1.4% in January to 1.7% in February 2013 – with the month-over-month growth rate up 0.7%. …

January 2013 Producer Price Index Increase Remains Moderate

Written by Steven Hansen The Producer Price Index inflation remains moderate, but there was a sharp increase in finished foods. The BLS reported that the Producer Price Index (PPI) finished goods prices year-over-year inflation rate rose from 1.3% in December 2012 to 1.4% in January 2013 – with the month-over-month growth rate up 0.2% in …

December 2012 Producer Price Index Inflation Remains Moderate

Written by Steven Hansen The Producer Price Index inflation remains moderate, but with a sharp increase in crude goods caused by a 9.4% jump in crude petroleum prices.. The BLS reported that the Producer Price Index (PPI) finished goods prices year-over-year inflation rate fell from 1.5% in November 2012 to 1.3% in December 2012 – …

November 2012 Producer Price Index Continues to Moderate

Written by Steven Hansen The Producer Price Index inversion remains this month – in other words crude product price inflation is lower than finished goods. Food prices increased this month, but was more than offset by decline energy. The BLS reported that the Producer Price Index (PPI) finished goods prices year-over-year inflation rate fell from …