October 2012 Producer Price Index Inflation Remains 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 jumped this month, but was more than offset by declines in most other finished goods. The BLS reported that the Producer Price Index (PPI) finished goods prices year-over-year …

September 2012 Producer Price Index Show Moderating Trend Ending

Written by Steven Hansen The Producer Price Index inversion disappeared this month  – in other words crude product price inflation is now higher than finished goods. The BLS reported that the Producer Price Index (PPI) finished goods prices year-over-year inflation grew slightly from 2.0% in August 2012 to 2.1% in September 2012 – this equates …

August 2012 Producer Price Index Jumps to 2.0% for Finished Goods

Written by Steven Hansen The story this month on the Producer Price Index is its sudden jump – driven mostly by energy, but food price inflation was no slouch either. The BLS reported that the Producer Price Index (PPI) finished goods prices year-over-year inflation jumped from 0.5% in July 2012 to 2.0% in August 2012 …

July 2012 Producer Price Index Declines to 0.5% Year-over-Year

Written by Steven Hansen Supply chain inflation continues to be inverted for the fourth month – with deflation in the crude and intermediate goods portion of the index. Historically, crude goods trends drive finished goods trends.   However, increases in crude foods and energy made the inversion less this month (up from -11.4% year-over-year to -9.6% …

June 2012 Producer Price Index Continues to Show Little Inflation

Written by Steven Hansen The supply chain inflation continues to be inverted – with deflation in the crude and intermediate goods portion of the index. Historically, crude goods trends drive finished goods trends. The Producer Price Index (PPI) finished goods prices increased 0.7% year-over-year in June 2012 (same as the 0.7% in May) – and …