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                           Producer Price Indexes - July 2009

	The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods declined 0.9 percent in July, seasonally 
adjusted, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.  This 
decrease followed advances of 1.8 percent in June and 0.2 percent in May.  At the earlier stages 
of processing, prices received by manufacturers of intermediate goods moved down 0.2 percent 
in July after rising 1.9 percent in the prior month, and the crude goods index fell 4.5 percent 
following a 4.6-percent increase in June.  (See table A.)

	The downturn in finished goods prices was broad based.  The index for energy goods fell 
2.4 percent in July after climbing 6.6 percent a month earlier, prices for consumer foods 
decreased 1.5 percent following a 1.1-percent advance in the previous month, and the index for 
goods other than foods and energy edged down 0.1 percent compared with a 0.5-percent rise in 
June. 

Table A. Monthly and annual percent changes in selected stage-of-processing price indexes, seasonally adjusted
Month Finished goods Intermediate
goods
Crude
goods
Total Foods Energy Except foods
and energy
Change in
finished goods
from 12 months
ago (unadj.)

2008

July

1.3 0.6 3.8 0.6 9.9 2.8 3.9

Aug.

-0.5 0.2 -3.4 0.5 9.7 -1.3 -12.0

Sept.

-0.1 0.0 -1.3 0.4 8.8 -0.6 -7.3

Oct.

-2.6 0.1 -12.8 0.5 5.2 -4.2 -16.1

Nov.

-2.7 -0.5 -12.4 0.0 0.4 -4.8 -13.1

Dec.

-1.8 -1.2 -9.1 0.3 -0.9 -4.1 -5.6

2009

Jan.

0.9 0.1 4.1 0.2 -0.9 -0.2 -1.5

Feb.

-0.1 -1.6 0.9 0.1 -1.4 -0.8 -6.1

Mar.(1)

-0.9 -0.8 -4.7 0.1 -3.4 -1.5 -0.4

Apr.(1)

0.2 1.5 -0.7 0.1 -3.7 -0.5 2.9

May

0.2 -1.6 2.9 -0.1 -5.0 0.3 3.6

June

1.8 1.1 6.6 0.5 -4.6 1.9 4.6

July

-0.9 -1.5 -2.4 -0.1 -6.8 -0.2 -4.5

Footnotes
(1) Some of the figures shown above and elsewhere in this release may differ from those previously reported because data for March 2009 have been revised to reflect the availability of late reports and corrections by respondents.


	Before seasonal adjustment, the Producer Price Index for Finished Goods decreased 0.9 
percent in July to 172.6 (1982 = 100).  From July 2008 to July 2009, prices for finished goods 
fell 6.8 percent, the index for intermediate goods decreased 15.1 percent, and crude goods prices 
dropped 44.8 percent, all of which are record 12-month declines.  Over the same period within 
finished goods, the index for energy goods fell 29.7 percent, prices for consumer foods moved 
down 4.2 percent, and the index for goods other than foods and energy rose 2.6 percent.  

Finished goods

	The index for finished energy goods moved down 2.4 percent in July following a 6.6-
percent advance in June.  Leading this downturn, gasoline prices decreased 10.2 percent after 
surging 18.5 percent a month earlier.  The indexes for home heating oil, diesel fuel, and kerosene 
also turned down in July.  Prices for liquefied petroleum gas increased less than in the prior 
month.  Conversely, partially offsetting the downturn in the finished energy goods index, prices 
for residential electric power advanced 0.7 percent subsequent to a 0.9-percent decline in June.  
The index for residential natural gas rose at a faster rate compared with the previous month, and 
prices for lubricating and similar oils turned up in July after falling in the preceding month.  (See 
table 2.)

	The index for finished consumer foods decreased 1.5 percent in July following a 1.1-
percent rise a month earlier.  Prices for fresh and dry vegetables declined 11.7 percent compared 
with a 21.8-percent gain in June.  The indexes for processed young chickens, eggs for fresh use, 
flour and flour base mixes and doughs, and bottled carbonated soft drinks also turned down in 
July.  Prices for beef and veal fell more than they had in June.  By contrast, prices for citrus fruits 
climbed 31.6 percent subsequent to a 9.2-percent decline a month earlier.  The indexes for 
noncarbonated soft drinks and fluid milk products also turned up in July.  

Table B. Monthly and annual percent changes in selected price indexes for intermediate goods and crude goods, seasonally adjusted
Month Intermediate goods Crude goods
Foods Energy Except
foods
and energy
Change in
intermediate
goods from
12 months
ago (unadj.)
Foods Energy Except
foods
and energy
Change in
crude
goods from
12 months
ago (unadj.)

2008

July

4.7 4.9 2.0 17.0 0.1 6.6 3.4 49.0

Aug.

-0.6 -7.1 0.6 16.3 -3.6 -20.4 -2.8 35.4

Sept.

-2.1 -2.4 0.1 15.3 -1.3 -10.4 -9.7 24.2

Oct.

-5.1 -10.7 -2.1 9.8 -10.5 -19.4 -17.9 0.1

Nov.

-2.6 -13.4 -2.4 1.7 -1.3 -20.1 -18.8 -18.8

Dec.

-3.8 -10.7 -2.4 -2.3 -5.6 -6.9 -1.5 -24.6

2009

Jan.

-1.5 2.8 -0.8 -3.6 0.9 -5.2 1.3 -27.7

Feb.

-0.8 -1.2 -0.7 -5.2 -3.3 -12.1 -0.3 -34.5

Mar.(1)

-0.8 -5.5 -0.5 -8.9 -1.7 0.5 -0.9 -38.9

Apr.(1)

0.6 -0.4 -0.6 -10.5 4.2 3.2 -1.1 -40.0

May

1.3 2.0 -0.2 -12.5 0.4 5.3 6.7 -41.1

June

1.3 8.9 0.4 -12.5 -0.4 10.9 2.6 -40.0

July

-2.0 -1.4 0.2 -15.1 -6.1 -6.2 2.9 -44.8

Footnotes
(1) Some of the figures shown above and elsewhere in this release may differ from those previously reported because data for March 2009 have been revised to reflect the availability of late reports and corrections by respondents.


	Prices for finished goods other than foods and energy edged down 0.1 percent in July 
following a 0.5-percent advance in June.  The light motor trucks index declined 0.7 percent after 
rising 3.4 percent in the prior month.  Prices for passenger cars and for communication and 
related equipment also turned down in July.  By contrast, the pharmaceutical preparations index 
increased 1.2 percent compared with a 0.8-percent advance in the preceding month.  Prices for 
civilian aircraft declined at a slower rate than in June.  The indexes for plastic products; tools, 
dies, jigs, fixtures, and individual molds; and sporting and athletic goods turned up in July.

Intermediate goods

	The Producer Price Index for Intermediate Materials, Supplies, and Components declined 
0.2 percent in July subsequent to a 1.9-percent advance in June.  Prices for intermediate energy 
goods and intermediate foods and feeds turned down after rising in the previous month.  The 
index for materials for nondurable manufacturing increased less than it had in June, and prices 
for materials and components for construction fell in July after no change in the prior month.  By 
contrast, slightly offsetting the downturn in the index for intermediate materials, supplies, and 
components, the index for materials for durable manufacturing increased more than it had in 
June.  Excluding foods and energy, prices for intermediate materials moved up 0.2 percent in 
July following a 0.4-percent advance a month earlier.  (See table B.)

	The index for intermediate energy goods decreased 1.4 percent in July following an 8.9-
percent increase in the preceding month.  Diesel fuel prices dropped 8.0 percent after rising 14.6 
percent in June.  The indexes for gasoline, jet fuel, residual fuels, heating oil, and natural gas to 
electric utilities also turned down after advancing in the prior month.  Conversely, prices for 
electric power moved up 1.1 percent in July subsequent to a 0.6-percent decline a month earlier.  
The index for finished lubricants also turned up after falling in the preceding month.  Prices for 
commercial natural gas rose more than in June.  (See table 2.)

	Prices for materials for nondurable manufacturing advanced 1.4 percent in July compared 
with a 4.6-percent rise in the previous month.  The index for primary basic organic chemicals 
moved up 3.4 percent following a 16.0-percent jump in June.  Prices for inedible fats and oils, 
synthetic rubber, tire cord fabric, and unprocessed filament yarns turned down in July after 
increasing in the prior month.  Conversely, prices for fertilizer materials rose 4.6 percent in July 
subsequent to a 20.1-percent drop a month earlier.  The indexes for woodpulp and finished knit 
fabrics also turned up after declining in June.  Prices for plastic resins and materials increased 
more in July than in the preceding month, while the index for non-corrugated paperboard fell less 
than in June.  

	Prices for intermediate foods and feeds fell 2.0 percent subsequent to a 1.3-percent gain 
in June.  Leading this downturn, the prepared animal feeds index decreased 3.3 percent in July 
after rising 5.3 percent in the previous month.  Prices for processed young chickens, flour and 
flour base mixes and doughs, natural cheese (except cottage cheese), and processed cheese also 
turned down after rising a month earlier.  The indexes for beef and veal and for shortening and 
cooking oils fell more than they had in June.  By contrast, the cooked or smoked poultry 
products index turned up 3.6 percent following a 1.7-percent decline a month earlier.  Processed 
egg prices also increased in July after falling in the prior month.  

	The index for materials and components for construction moved down 0.3 percent in July 
compared with no change in June.  The index for prepared asphalt and tar roofing and siding 
products fell 4.7 percent subsequent to a 6.1-percent increase a month earlier.  Prices for ready-
mixed concrete, nonferrous wire and cable, and millwork also turned down in July after rising in 
the previous month.  The indexes for metal doors and frames (except storm doors) and for paving 
mixtures and blocks fell more than they had in June.  By contrast, the index for treated wood rose 
4.1 percent subsequent to a 2.9-percent decline in the prior month.  Prices for unfinished 
softwood lumber (not made from purchased materials) rose more than in June, and the index for 
non-farm prefabricated metal building systems was unchanged in July after decreasing in the 
prior month.

	Prices for materials for durable manufacturing climbed 0.6 percent compared with a 0.5-
percent advance in June.  In July, rising prices for both cold and hot rolled steel sheet and strip; 
unfinished softwood lumber (not made from purchased materials); thermoplastics resins and 
materials; primary nonferrous metals; aluminum mill shapes; and hot rolled steel bars, plates, 
and structural shapes more than offset declining prices for copper and brass mill shapes and for 
steel pipe and tube. 

Crude goods

        The Producer Price Index for Crude Materials for Further Processing turned down 4.5 
percent in July after rising 4.6 percent in the previous month.  Prices for crude energy materials 
fell after increasing in June and the index for crude foodstuffs and feedstuffs declined more than 
in the prior month.  By contrast, partially offsetting the downturn in crude materials prices, the 
index for crude nonfood materials less energy rose more than in June.  (See table B.)

	The index for crude energy materials turned down 6.2 percent in July after rising 10.9 
percent a month earlier.  Prices for crude petroleum fell 15.9 percent following a 20.3-percent 
advance in June.  The index for coal declined 1.4 percent in July after increasing 1.7 percent in 
the preceding month.  By contrast, price advances for natural gas accelerated to 5.0 percent from 
3.5 percent in June.  (See table 2.)

	The index for crude foodstuffs and feedstuffs fell 6.1 percent in July following a 0.4-
percent decrease in the previous month.  The index for hay, hayseeds, and oilseeds turned down 
14.1 percent after rising 6.2 percent in June.  Prices for corn, slaughter poultry, fresh vegetables 
(except potatoes), and wheat also declined after advancing in the prior month.  Conversely, the 
index for slaughter steers and heifers turned up 2.0 percent in July after falling 3.7 percent in the 
prior month.  Prices for slaughter barrows and gilts and for Irish potatoes for processing also rose 
following June declines.

	The advance in the index for crude nonfood materials less energy accelerated to 2.9 
percent in July from 2.6 percent in the preceding month.  The index for carbon steel scrap 
jumped 20.6 percent following a 0.5-percent increase in June.  Prices for aluminum base scrap 
also rose more than a month earlier.  The index for phosphates turned up in July after falling in 
the previous month.  Conversely, prices for grains fell 17.9 percent after advancing 4.1 percent in 
June.  The indexes for gold ores and soybeans also turned down after increasing in the prior 
month.  Prices for iron ore fell in July after no change in the preceding month, and the index for 
copper base scrap rose less than in June.

Net output price indexes

Mining, utilities, and manufacturing industries.  The Producer Price Index for the Net Output 
of Total Mining, Utilities, and Manufacturing Industries fell 0.5 percent in July after rising 1.7 
percent in June.  (Net output price indexes are not seasonally adjusted.)  Prices received by 
petroleum refineries dropped 5.2 percent in July following a 17.9-percent surge in the previous 
month.  The industry indexes for automobile, light truck, and utility vehicle manufacturing; 
crude petroleum and natural gas extraction; livestock slaughtering; animal feed manufacturing; 
and poultry processing also turned down after advancing in June.  Prices received by electric 
power distributors increased less in July than they had a month earlier.  By contrast, partially 
offsetting the downturn in mining, utilities, and manufacturing industries prices, the index for the 
electric power generation industry advanced 4.0 percent following a 0.4-percent rise in June.  
Prices received by the phosphatic fertilizer and by the plastic material and resin manufacturing 
industries climbed after decreasing in the prior month.  In July, the index for total mining, 
utilities, and manufacturing industries was 106.5 (December 2006 = 100), 10.4 percent below its 
year-ago level.

Trade Industries.  The Producer Price Index for the Net Output of Total Trade Industries 
decreased 0.4 percent in July following a 1.2-percent increase in June.  (Trade indexes measure 
changes in margins received by wholesalers and retailers.)  Margins received by merchant 
wholesalers of durable goods declined 1.8 percent after rising 1.2 percent in the preceding 
month.  The margin indexes for women's clothing stores, discount department stores, new car 
dealers, and supermarkets also turned down in July.  Margins received by gasoline stations with 
convenience stores advanced less than in June.  By contrast, margins received by warehouse 
clubs and supercenters jumped 7.8 percent in July compared with a 3.1-percent drop in the prior 
month.  The margin indexes for fuel dealers and non-discount department stores also turned up 
after falling in June.  In July, the index for total trade industries was 111.3 (December 2006 = 
100), 2.0 percent above its year-ago level.

Transportation and Warehousing Industries.  The Producer Price Index for the Net Output of 
Total Transportation and Warehousing Industries increased 1.2 percent in July following a 0.3-
percent advance in June.  Leading this acceleration, prices received by the scheduled air 
transportation industry group climbed 4.7 percent after moving up 0.3 percent in the previous 
month.  The industry index for long-distance general freight trucking (by the truckload) also rose 
more in July than it had a month earlier.  Prices received by the industries for both deep sea and 
for Coastal and Great Lakes freight transportation turned up in July.  The index for pipeline 
transportation of crude petroleum products advanced after no change in June.  By contrast, prices 
received by the specialized freight trucking industry group edged down 0.1 percent following a 
1.7-percent jump in the previous month.  The indexes for inland water freight transportation and 
local general freight trucking also turned down in July.  Prices received by line-haul railroads 
increased less than they had in June.  In July, the index for total transportation and warehousing 
industries was 107.9 (December 2006 = 100), 7.0 percent below its year-ago level.

Traditional Service Industries.  The Producer Price Index for the Net Output of Total 
Traditional Service Industries was unchanged in July after inching down 0.1 percent in the 
preceding month.  In July, higher prices received by non-casino hotels and motels, direct 
property and casualty insurers, offices of physicians, savings institutions, and the automotive 
equipment rental and leasing industry group were offset by lower prices received by commercial 
banks, the industry group for security and commodity contract intermediaries and brokerages, 
software publishers, and cable networks.  In July, the index for total traditional service industries 
was 102.4 (December 2006 = 100), 0.2 percent above its year-ago level.

                                                 *****

Producer Price Index data for August 2009 are scheduled to be released on Tuesday, September 
15, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).




                                   PPI Expands Commodity Code Detail

        Effective with this release, the Producer Price Index (PPI) program has the capability to 
publish commodity indexes at a greater level of detail than previously was available.  As such, 
the July 2009 data release includes some newly introduced commodity indexes associated with 
9-, 10-, and 11-digit commodity codes.  (The maximum code length permitted for commodity 
indexes will become 12 digits.)  These indexes are available in both the PPI Detailed Report and 
on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/ppi, using the current commodity data retrieval tools.

        Further information is available from the PPI Section of Index Analysis and Public 
Information, at ppi-info@bls.gov or (202) 691-7705.





                              PPI Introduces Wherever Provided Services Indexes

        Effective with this release, the Producer Price Index (PPI) program is publishing 
Wherever Provided (WEP) Services indexes.  Similar to current PPI commodity indexes, the 
new WEP service indexes are constructed with pricing information collected from PPI's 
industry-based survey, aggregated on a service-specific basis rather than by industry of origin.  
Therefore, the WEP services indexes measure price changes for specific services, regardless of 
the type of companies providing the services.

        Since the WEP services indexes are conceptually similar to traditional PPI commodity 
indexes, they are included in Table 6 of the PPI Detailed Report, with major WEP services 
grouping codes ranging from 30 through 80.

        Since the WEP services indexes do not include data for physical products, they do not 
contribute to the PPI's current Stage-of-Processing structure.

        Further information is available from the PPI Section of Index Analysis and Public 
Information, at ppi-info@bls.gov or (202) 691-7705.





                                PPI Updates Industry Net Output Ratios

	Effective with the release of August 2009 data on September 15, 2009, the Producer Price 
Index (PPI) program will update the net output ratios used to calculate industry indexes based on 
the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).  With this update, net output ratios 
will be based on 2002 Input-Output Account data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) 
of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Net output ratios represent the proportion of an industry's 
or industry grouping's output consumed outside its respective area.  Prior to this update, net 
output ratios for calculating NAICS-based PPIs reflected values from BEA 1997 Input-Output 
Accounts.  This update does not affect commodity-grouping indexes from the PPI.

	Further information is available from the PPI Section of Index Analysis and Public 
Information, at ppi-info@bls.gov or (202) 691-7705.





                         Upcoming Changes to the Producer Price Index News Release

        Effective with the August 2009 Producer Price Index (PPI) News Release scheduled for 
September 15, 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will introduce changes in the presentation of 
the text section of the release.  There will be no changes to the format and content of the tables.  
A sample of the revamped PPI News Release has been posted at 
http://www.bls.gov/bls/changes_to_text_sections_of_nrs.htm.




                                      Resampling of Industries

	Effective with this release, the Producer Price Index (PPI) includes data for 45 resampled 
industries classified according to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).  
The Bureau of Labor Statistics periodically updates the sample of producers providing data for 
the PPI to reflect current conditions more accurately when the structure, membership, 
technology, or product mix of an industry shifts.  The first results of this systematic process were 
published in July 1986.  Subsequent efforts have been completed at 6-month intervals.  
        
        For information on specific index additions, deletions, and recodes that are effective with 
this semiannual update, see the July 2009 issue of the PPI Detailed Report online at 
http://www.bls.gov/ppi/ppidr200907.pdf, or contact the Division of Industrial Prices and Price 
Indexes, Section of Index Analysis and Public Information at ppi-info@bls.gov or (202) 691-
7705.

NAICS
Code                    Industry

211111        Crude petroleum and natural gas extraction
211112        Natural gas liquids and residue gas
236222        New school building construction
311613        Rendering and meat byproduct processing
311823        Dry pasta manufacturing
311919        Other snack food manufacturing
312120        Breweries
315999        All other accessory and apparel manufacturing
321219        Reconstituted wood product manufacturing
322291        Sanitary paper product manufacturing
323110        Commercial lithographic printing
323119        Other commercial printing
324110        Petroleum refineries
325120        Industrial gas manufacturing
325414        Other biological product manufacturing
325998        Other miscellaneous chemical product manufacturing
331411        Primary smelting and refining of copper
332111        Iron and steel forging
332112        Nonferrous forging
332117        Powder metallurgy part manufacturing
332618        Other fabricated wire product manufacturing
332911        Industrial valve manufacturing
332912        Fluid power valve and hose fitting manufacturing
332999        Miscellaneous fabricated metal product manufacturing
333293        Printing machinery and equipment manufacturing
333411        Air purification equipment manufacturing
333412        Industrial and commercial fan and blower manufacturing
333922        Conveyor and conveying equipment manufacturing
333924        Industrial truck, trailer, and stacker manufacturing
334417        Electronic connector manufacturing
334510        Electromedical apparatus manufacturing
335921        Fiber optic cable manufacturing
336360        Motor vehicle seating and interior trim manufacturing
336510        Railroad rolling stock manufacturing
339111        Laboratory apparatus and furniture manufacturing
339911        Jewelry, except costume, manufacturing
339914        Costume jewelry and novelty manufacturing
443111        Household appliance stores
445110        Supermarkets and other grocery stores
448210        Shoe stores
484110        General freight trucking, local
484121        General freight trucking, long-distance, truckload
484122        General freight trucking, long-distance, less than truckload
511130        Book publishers
524210        Insurance agencies and brokerages
 






Technical Note

               Brief Explanation of Producer Price Indexes

     The Producer Price Index (PPI) of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
is a family of indexes that measure the average change over time in the
prices received by domestic producers of goods and services.  PPIs measure
price change from the perspective of the seller.  This contrasts with other
measures, such as the Consumer Price Index (CPI).  CPIs measure price
change from the purchaser's perspective.  Sellers' and purchasers' prices
can differ due to government subsidies, sales and excise taxes, and
distribution costs.

     More than 8,000 PPIs for individual products and groups of products
are released each month.  PPIs are available for the products of virtually
every industry in the mining and manufacturing sectors of the U.S. economy.
New PPIs are gradually being introduced for the products of industries in
the construction, trade, finance, and services sectors of the economy.

     More than 100,000 price quotations per month are organized into three
sets of PPIs:  (1) Stage-of-processing indexes, (2) commodity indexes, and
(3) indexes for the net output of industries and their products.  The stage-
of-processing structure organizes products by class of buyer and degree of
fabrication.  The commodity structure organizes products by similarity of
end use or material composition.  The entire output of various industries
is sampled to derive price indexes for the net output of industries and
their products.
     
                        Stage-of-Processing Indexes
                                     
     Within the stage-of-processing system, finished goods are commodities
that will not undergo further processing and are ready for sale to the
final-demand user, either an individual consumer or business firm.
Consumer foods include unprocessed foods such as eggs and fresh vegetables,
as well as processed foods such as bakery products and meats.  Other
finished consumer goods include durable goods such as automobiles,
household furniture, and appliances, as well as nondurable goods such as
apparel and home heating oil.  Capital equipment includes durable goods
such as heavy motor trucks, tractors, and machine tools.

     The stage-of-processing category for intermediate materials, supplies,
and components consists partly of commodities that have been processed but
require further processing.  Examples of such semifinished goods include
flour, cotton yarn, steel mill products, and lumber.  The intermediate
goods category also encompasses nondurable, physically complete items
purchased by business firms as inputs for their operations.  Examples
include diesel fuel, belts and belting, paper boxes, and fertilizers.

     Crude materials for further processing are products entering the
market for the first time that have not been manufactured or fabricated and
that are not sold directly to consumers.  Crude foodstuffs and feedstuffs
include items such as grains and livestock.  Examples of crude nonfood
materials include raw cotton, crude petroleum, coal, hides and skins, and
iron and steel scrap.
                                     
                             Commodity Indexes

     The commodity classification structure of the PPI organizes products
by similarity of end use or material composition, disregarding industry of
origin.  Fifteen major commodity groupings (two-digit commodity codes) make
up the All Commodities Index. Each major commodity grouping includes (in
descending order of aggregation) subgroups (three-digit codes), product
classes (four-digit codes), subproduct classes (six-digit codes), item 
groupings (seven-digit codes) and individual items (eight-digit codes).  
                                     
                     Industry Net-Output Price Indexes
                                     
     PPIs for the net output of industries and their products are grouped
according to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Prior to the release of January 2004, industry-based PPIs were published
according to the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system.  Industry
price indexes are compatible with other economic time series organized by
industry, such as data on employment, wages, and productivity.  Table 5 of
the PPI Detailed Report includes data for NAICS industries and industry
groups (3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-digit codes); Census product classes (7- and 8-
digit codes), products (9-digit codes), and more detailed subproducts (11-
digit codes); and, for some industries, indexes for other sources of
revenue.

     Indexes may represent one of three kinds of product categories.  Every
industry has primary product indexes to show changes in prices received by
establishments classified in the industry for products made primarily, but
not necessarily exclusively, by that industry.  The industry classification
of an establishment is determined by which products make up a plurality of
its total shipment value.  In addition, most industries have secondary
product indexes that show changes in prices received by establishments
classified in the industry for products chiefly made in some other
industry.  Finally, some industries have miscellaneous receipts indexes to
show price changes in other sources of revenue received by establishments
within the industry that are not derived from sales of their products-for
example, resales of purchased materials, or revenues from parking lots
owned by a manufacturing plant.
                                     
                              Data Collection
                                     
     PPIs are based on selling prices reported by establishments of all
sizes selected by probability sampling, with the probability of selection
proportionate to size.  Individual items and transaction terms from these
firms also are chosen by probability proportionate to size.  BLS strongly
encourages cooperating companies to supply actual transaction prices at the
time of shipment to minimize the use of list prices.  Prices submitted by
survey respondents are effective on the Tuesday of the week containing the
13th day of the month.  This survey is conducted primarily through the
mail.

     Price data are provided on a voluntary and confidential basis; only
sworn BLS employees are allowed access to individual company price reports.
BLS publishes price indexes instead of actual prices.  All PPIs are subject
to revision 4 months after original publication to reflect the availability
of late reports and corrections by respondents.

     BLS periodically updates the PPI sample of survey respondents to
better reflect current conditions when the structure, membership,
technology, or product mix of an industry shifts significantly and to
spread reporting burden among smaller firms.  Results of these resampling
efforts are incorporated into the PPI with the release of data for January
and July.

     As part of an ongoing effort to expand coverage to sectors of the
economy other than mining and manufacturing, an increasing number of
service sector industries have been introduced into the PPI.  The following
list of recently introduced industries includes the month and year in which
an article describing the industry's content appeared in the PPI Detailed
Report.

                                                                      PPI
                                                                      Detailed
                                                                      Report
              Title                                           Code    Issue

                                                              SIC             
Wireless telecommunications...................................4812    July 1999
Telephone communications, except radio telephone..............4813    July 1995
Television broadcasting.......................................4833    July 2002
Grocery stores................................................5411    July 2000
Meat and fish (seafood) markets...............................5421    July 2000
Fruit and vegetable markets...................................5431    July 2000
Candy, nut, and confectionery stores..........................5441    July 2000
Retail bakeries...............................................5461    July 2000
Miscellaneous food stores.....................................5499    July 2000
New car dealers...............................................5511    July 2000
Gasoline service stations.....................................5541    January 2002
Boat dealers..................................................5551    January 2002
Recreational vehicle dealers..................................5561    January 2002
Miscellaneous retail..........................................59      January 2001
Security brokers, dealers, and investment bankers.............6211    January 2001
Investment advice.............................................6282    January 2003
Life insurance carriers.......................................6311    January 1999
Property and casualty insurance...............................6331    July 1998
Insurance agencies and brokerages.............................6412    January 2003
Operators and lessors of nonresidential buildings.............6512    January 1996
Real estate agents and managers...............................6531    January 1996
Prepackaged software..........................................7372    January 1998
Data processing services......................................7374    January 2002
Home health care services.....................................8082    January 1997
Legal services................................................8111    January 1997
Engineering design, analysis, and consulting services.........8711    January 1997
Architectural design, analysis, and consulting services.......8712    January 1997
Premiums for property and casualty insurance..................9331    July 1998
                                                         
                                                              NAICS            
New industrial building construction..........................236211  January 2008
New warehouse building construction...........................236221  July 2005
New school construction.......................................236222  July 2006
New office construction.......................................236223  January 2007
Concrete contractors, nonresidential building work............23811X  July 2008
Roofing contractors, nonresidential building work.............23816X  July 2008
Electrical contractors, nonresidential building work..........23821X  July 2008
Plumbing / HVAC contractors, nonresidential building work.....23822X  July 2008
Merchant wholesalers, durable goods...........................423     July 2005
Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods........................424     July 2005
Wholesale trade agents and brokers............................425120  July 2005
Furniture and home furnishings stores.........................442     January 2004
Electronics and appliance stores..............................443     January 2004
Building  material and garden equipment and supplies dealers..444     January 2004
Clothing and clothing accessories stores......................448     January 2004
Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores.................451     January 2004
General merchandise stores....................................452     January 2004
Miscellaneous store retailers.................................453     January 2004
Internet service providers....................................518111  July 2005
Web search portals............................................518112  July 2005
Commercial banking............................................522110  January 2005
Savings institutions..........................................522120  January 2005
Direct health and medical insurance carriers..................524114  July 2004
Construction, mining, and forestry machinery and equipment 
rental and leasing............................................532412  January 2005
Management consulting services................................541610  January 2007
Security guards and patrol services...........................561612  July 2005
Computer training.............................................611420  July 2007
Blood and organ banks.........................................621991  January 2007
Amusement and theme parks.....................................713110  July 2006
Golf courses and country clubs................................713910  July 2006
Fitness and recreational sports centers.......................713940  July 2005
Commercial machinery repair and maintenance...................811310  July 2007
                                     
                                  Weights

     Weights for most traditional commodity groupings of the PPI, as well
as weights for commodity-based aggregate indexes calculated using traditional 
commodity groupings, such as stage-of-processing indexes, currently reflect
2002 values of shipments as reported in the Census of Manufactures and 
other sources. From January 2002 through December 2006, PPI weights were 
derived from 1997 shipment values.  Industry indexes now are calculated 
with 2002 weights and 1997 net output ratios.  This periodic update of
the value weights used to calculate the PPI is done to more accurately
reflect changes in production and marketing patterns in the economy.  Net
output values of shipments are used as weights for industry indexes.  Net
output values refer to the value of shipments from establishments within
the industry to buyers outside the industry.  However, weights for
commodity price indexes are based on gross shipment values, including
values of shipments between establishments within the same industry.  As a
result, broad commodity grouping indexes, such as the PPI for All
Commodities, are affected by the multiple counting of price change at
successive stages of processing, which can lead to exaggerated or
misleading signals about inflation.  Stage-of-processing indexes partially
correct for this defect, but industry indexes consistently correct for this
at all levels of aggregation.  Therefore, industry and stage-of-processing
indexes are more appropriate than broad commodity groupings for economic
analysis of general price trends.
     
                        Price Index Reference Base
                                     
     Effective with publication of January 1988 data, many important PPI
series (including stage-of-processing groupings and most commodity groups
and individual items) were placed on a new reference base, 1982 = 100.
From 1971 through 1987, the standard reference base for most PPI series was
1967 = 100.  Except for rounding differences, the shift to the new
reference base did not alter any previously published percent changes for
affected PPI series.  (See "Calculating Index Changes," below.)  The 1982
reference base is not used for commodity indexes with a base later than
December 1981 or for industry net output indexes and their products.

     For further information on the underlying concepts and methodology of
the Producer Price Index, see chapter 14, "Producer Prices," in BLS
Handbook of Methods (April  1997), Bulletin 2490.  This document can be
downloaded from the BLS Web site at (www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch14_itc.htm).
Reprints are available on request.

                         Calculating Index Changes
                                     
     Each PPI measures price changes from a reference period that equals
100.0.  An increase of 5.5 percent from the reference period in the
Finished Goods Price Index, for example, is shown as 105.5.  This change
also can be expressed in dollars, as follows:  prices received by domestic
producers of a sample of finished goods have risen from $100 in 1982 to
$105.50.  Likewise, a current index of 90.0 would indicate that prices
received by producers of finished goods are 10 percent lower than they were
in 1982.

     Movements of price indexes from one month to another are usually
expressed as percent changes, rather than as changes in index points.
Index point changes are affected by the level of the index in relation to
its base period, whereas percent changes are not.  The following example
shows the computation of index point and percent changes.
     
          Index point change
     Finished Goods Price Index        107.5
     Less previous index               104.0
     Equals index point change           3.5

          Index percent change
     Index point change 3.5
     Divided by the previous index     104.0
     Equals                              0.034
     Result multiplied by 100            0.034 x 100
     Equals percent change               3.4


                  Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data

     Because price data are used for different purposes by different
groups, BLS publishes seasonally adjusted and unadjusted changes each
month.  Seasonally adjusted data are preferred for analyzing general price
trends in the economy because these data eliminate the effect of changes
that normally occur at about the same time, and in about the same
magnitude, every year-such as price movements resulting from normal weather
patterns, regular production and marketing cycles, model changeovers,
seasonal discounts, and holidays.  For these reasons, seasonally adjusted
data more clearly reveal underlying cyclical trends.  Unadjusted data are
of primary interest to users who need information that can be related to
actual dollar values of transactions.  Individuals requiring this
information include marketing specialists, purchasing agents, budget and
cost analysts, contract specialists, and commodity traders.  It is the
unadjusted data that are generally cited when escalating long-term
contracts such as purchasing agreements or real estate leases.  For more
information, see Escalation and Producer Price Indexes: A Guide for
Contracting Parties, BLS Report 807, September 1991, on the Web at
(www.bls.gov/ppi/ppiescalation.htm).  Reprints are available on request.

     In 1998, the PPI implemented the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment
Method; prior to that year, the PPI employed the X-11 method.  Each year,
the seasonal status of most commodity indexes is reevaluated to reflect
more recent price behavior.  Industry net output indexes are not seasonally
adjusted.  For time series that exhibit seasonal pricing patterns, new
seasonal factors are estimated and applied to the unadjusted data for the
previous 5 years.  These updated seasonally adjusted indexes replace the
most recent 5 years of seasonal data.

     Seasonal factors may be applied to series using either a direct or an
aggregative method.  Generally, commodity indexes are seasonally adjusted
using direct seasonal adjustment, which produces a more complete
elimination of seasonal movements than does the aggregative method.
However, the direct seasonal adjustment process may not yield figures that
possess additive consistency.  Thus, a seasonally adjusted index for a
broad category that is directly adjusted may not be logically consistent
with all seasonally adjusted indexes for its components.  Seasonal
movements for stage-of-processing indexes are derived indirectly through an
aggregative method that combines movements of a wide variety of subproduct
class (six-digit) series.

     Seasonally adjusted indexes can become problematic when previously
stable and predictable price patterns abruptly change.  If the new pattern
persists, the seasonal adjustment method will eventually reflect it
adequately; if the pattern keeps shifting, however, seasonally adjusted
data will become chronically troublesome.  This problem occurs relatively
infrequently for farm and food-related products, but has more often
affected manufactured products such as automobiles and steel.

     Since January 1988, the PPI has used Intervention Analysis Seasonal
Adjustment methods to enhance the calculation of seasonal factors.  With
this technique, outlier values that may distort the seasonal pattern are
removed from the data prior to applying the standard seasonal factor
estimation procedure.  For example, a possible economic cause for large
price movements for petroleum-based products might have been the Persian
Gulf War.  In this case, intervention techniques allowed for better
estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  On the whole, very few series have
required intervention.  Out of nearly 800 seasonally adjusted series, only
16 were subject to intervention in 2008.

     For more information relating to seasonal adjustment methods, see (1)
"Appendix A: Seasonal Adjustment Methodology at BLS," in the BLS Handbook
of Methods (April 1997), Bulletin 2490 and (2) "Summary of Changes to the
PPI's Seasonal Adjustment Methodology" in the January 1995 issue of
Producer Price Indexes.

                 Producer Price Index Data on the Internet

     In 1995, the BLS began posting PPI series, news releases, and
technical information to both a World Wide Web (WWW) site and a file
transfer protocol (FTP) site.  During the years following the introduction
of PPI Internet services, use of these sites eclipsed more traditional
methods of data dissemination, such as subscriptions to the PPI Detailed
Report.  There were more than 2.1 million instances of PPI series being
downloaded from the Internet during the 12 months ended December 31, 2007.

                 Retrieving PPI data from the PPI Web site
                                     
     PPI data can be obtained from the WWW address (www.bls.gov/ppi).
Clicking on the "PPI Databases" link reveals the following methods of data 
retrieval:
     
     Top picks is a form-based application for both industry Data and 
Commodity Data that allows the user to quickly obtain PPI time series data 
by selecting the most commonly requested time series, including the All 
Commodities Index and the stage-of-processing indexes (for example, Finished 
Goods).  Within each list, any one-or all-of the time series shown can be 
selected.  A user can modify the date range and output options after executing 
the query, using the reformat button above the data output table.

     One-Screen Data Search and Multi-Screen Data Search are form-based query 
applications for both Industry Data and Commodity Data designed for users 
unfamiliar with the PPI coding structure.  These applications guide a user 
through the PPI classification system by listing index titles and does not 
require knowledge of commodity or industry codes.  Data retrieved are based on 
a query formulated by selecting data characteristics from lists provided.  Two 
options are available to create customized tables, depending on a user's browser 
capability.  The one-screen option is a JavaScript application that uses a 
single screen to guide a user through the available time series data.  The 
second option is a multiple-screen, non-Java-based application.  Both methods 
allow a user to browse the PPI coding structure and select multiple series codes.  
Using the one-screen option, users can modify the date range and output options 
after executing the query using the reformat button above the data output table.

     Series Report is a form-based application that uses formatted PPI time
series identifiers (commodity or industry codes) as input in extracting
data according to a specified set of date ranges and output options.  This
application provides the most efficient path for users who are familiar
with the format of PPI time series identifiers.  Up to 300 indexes can be
extracted at a time.

     There are five alphabetic prefixes used to create unique PPI time
series identifiers:  WP, WD, PC, PD, and ND.  Each provides the user access
to a different PPI database.  Adding either a "u" (not seasonally adjusted)
or an "s" (seasonally adjusted) to the end of these prefixes further
specifies the type of data needed.

     For commodity and stage-of-processing indexes, series identifiers
combine a "wpu" prefix (not seasonally adjusted) or a "wps" prefix
(seasonally adjusted) with a commodity code.
  
Commodity code            Provides data for:
wps141101                 Passenger cars, seasonally adjusted
wpu141101                 Passenger cars, not seasonally adjusted
wpusop3000                Finished goods, not seasonally adjusted
     
     For discontinued commodity indexes, series identifiers combine a "wdu"
prefix (not seasonally adjusted) or a "wds" prefix (seasonally adjusted)
with a commodity code.
     
Commodity code            Provides data for:
wds019                    Other farm products, seasonally adjusted
wdu0635                   Preparations, ethical (prescription), not seasonally
                          adjusted
wdusi138011               Stainless steel mill products, not seasonally adjusted
     
     Current price indexes grouped by industry according to NAICS have series 
identifiers that begin with the prefix "pcu." After the prefix, there are 12 
digits (the 6-digit industry code is listed twice) followed by up to 7 
alphanumeric characters identifying product detail.  Dashes are used as 
placeholders for higher-level industry group codes.

Industry-product code,
current NAICS series       Provides data for:
pcu325---325---            Chemical manufacturing, not seasonally
                           adjusted
pcu336110336110            Automobile and light duty motor vehicle
                           manufacturing
pcu621111621111411         Offices of physicians, one- and two-physician practices and
                           single-specialty group practices, general/family practice
pcu325412325412A           Pharmaceutical preparation manufacturing, pharmaceuticals 
                           acting on the respiratory system                    
  
     Discontinued industry-product codes based on SIC combine a "pdu"
prefix and "#" between the fourth and fifth characters of the product code.
Series identifiers for the discontinued dataset use underscores as
placeholders to complete a reference to an SIC industry group code of fewer
than four digits.  (All PPI industry-based indexes organized by SIC were
discontinued with the introduction of NAICS.)
  
Industry-product code,
discontinued SIC series    Provides data for:
pdu28__#                   Chemicals and allied products, not seasonally adjusted
pdu331_#                   Blast furnaces, steel works, and rolling and
                           finishing mills, not seasonally adjusted
pdu3711#111                Passenger cars
  
     Price indexes for discontinued series grouped by industry according to
NAICS have series identifiers that begin with the prefix "ndu." After the
prefix, there are 12 numeric digits (the 6-digit industry code is listed
twice), and up to 7 additional alphanumeric characters that identify
product detail.  Dashes are used as placeholders for higher-level industry
group codes.
  
Industry-product code,
discontinued NAICS series  Provides data for:
ndu212231212231            Lead ore and zinc ore mining
ndu2122312122312           Lead and zinc concentrates
ndu212231212231214         Lead concentrates

     Text Files (FTP) and the FTP server are best suited for users requiring
access to either a large volume of time series data or other PPI-related
documentation (such as seasonal factor and relative importance tables).
The FTP site can be accessed at ftp://ftp.bls.gov or directly from the
links on the "PPI Databases" page or the PPI homepage.  Data and
documentation available for download include the following:

                                      Directory:
Industry Data                         /pub/time.series/pc
Industry Data - Discontinued           
		      NAICS basis		  /pub/time.series/nd
		      SIC basis           /pub/time.series/pd
Commodity Data                        /pub/time.series/wp
Commodity Data, Discontinued        
                Series                /pub/time.series/wd
Special requests                      /pub/special.requests/ppi
Latest news release                   /pub/news.release/ppi.txt

     The FTP site maintains files to help with searches and downloads.
These files are centrally located in the /pub/doc directory.  Within this
directory, the overview.txt file contains an overview relating to all BLS
data available through the FTP site.  For current commodity-based PPI data,
the program help file is wp.txt; for discontinued commodity series, wd.txt;
for current industry-based PPI data based on NAICS, pc.txt; for industry-
based SIC time series that have been discontinued, pd.txt; and for industry-
based NAICS series that have been discontinued, nd.txt.
      
     Users who prefer downloading PPI datasets as individual ZIP files
should go to the directory labeled /pub/time.series/compressed/tape.format/
on the FTP site.  This directory includes six PPI-specific ZIP files, one
for each of the PPI databases-WP, WD, PC, ND, and PD-and a ZIP file for the
annual 5-year revision to historical seasonal PPIs.
                                     
                         Other Sources of PPI Data

     PPI data can also be accessed via the BLS homepage (www.bls.gov).
Clicking on the "Get Detailed Statistics" link at the top of the homepage
calls up a chart listing all available BLS programs.  

                          Additional information

     The PPI homepage (www.bls.gov/ppi) contains additional information
regarding PPI data and methodology.  The top section of the homepage
provides PPI news releases, both current and archived, as well as general
PPI information.  The "Tables Created by BLS" section found beneath the
statistics section provides relative importance and seasonal factor tables.
The remaining sections offer special notices and publications pertaining to
PPI methodology and applications.
     
     For questions or comments regarding PPI data classification,
methodology, or data availability on the Internet, call or e-mail the
Section of Index Analysis and Public Information at (202) 691-7705 or ppi-
info@bls.gov.



Table 1. Producer price indexes and percent changes by stage of processing 1982=100
Grouping Relative
importance
Dec.
2008(1)
Unadjusted index Unadjusted
percent
change to
July 2009 from:
Seasonally adjusted
percent change from:
Mar.
2009(2)
June
2009(2)
July
2009(2)
July
2008
June
2009
Apr. to
May
May to
June
June to
July

Finished goods

100.000 169.1 174.1 172.6 -6.8 -0.9 0.2 1.8 -0.9

Finished consumer goods

73.426 174.2 181.3 179.6 -8.9 -0.9 0.3 2.2 -1.1

Finished consumer foods

18.627 173.8 176.0 173.4 -4.2 -1.5 -1.6 1.1 -1.5

Crude

1.751 155.0 156.2 141.8 -13.6 -9.2 -18.7 15.4 -7.4

Processed

16.876 175.8 178.0 176.8 -3.2 -0.7 0.3 -0.2 -0.9

Finished consumer goods, excluding foods

54.799 173.5 182.2 180.7 -11.2 -0.8 0.9 2.5 -0.9

Nondurable goods less foods

38.724 185.2 198.0 196.5 -15.7 -0.8 1.4 3.1 -1.0

Durable goods

16.075 144.1 144.7 143.3 2.7 -1.0 0.0 0.9 -0.5

Capital equipment

26.574 156.9 156.6 156.0 1.8 -0.4 -0.1 0.5 -0.2

Manufacturing industries

5.925 159.4 159.2 158.9 0.8 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Nonmanufacturing industries

20.649 155.9 155.6 154.9 2.1 -0.4 -0.1 0.6 -0.3

Intermediate materials, supplies, and components

100.000 168.0 172.6 172.4 -15.1 -0.1 0.3 1.9 -0.2

Materials and components for manufacturing

44.055 159.5 160.7 161.4 -13.9 0.4 -0.1 1.5 0.4

Materials for food manufacturing

3.556 163.2 166.1 163.4 -12.9 -1.6 0.7 -0.1 -1.8

Materials for nondurable manufacturing

13.440 182.3 189.2 191.8 -18.3 1.4 -0.3 4.6 1.4

Materials for durable manufacturing

9.940 165.8 162.9 163.7 -25.3 0.5 -0.6 0.5 0.6

Components for manufacturing

17.119 141.3 140.6 140.6 -0.5 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Materials and components for construction

10.260 204.2 202.2 201.7 -3.9 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.3

Processed fuels and lubricants

17.516 146.5 167.0 165.2 -33.9 -1.1 2.0 6.5 -1.6

Manufacturing industries

4.974 154.0 170.5 169.5 -27.6 -0.6 0.8 3.6 -1.1

Nonmanufacturing industries

12.542 144.1 166.1 164.0 -36.2 -1.3 2.4 7.7 -1.8

Containers

2.778 198.4 195.4 194.5 1.4 -0.5 -0.6 -0.2 -0.4

Supplies

25.391 171.9 172.8 172.2 -3.4 -0.3 0.2 0.3 -0.3

Manufacturing industries

3.140 168.8 166.9 167.8 -2.4 0.5 -0.3 -0.4 0.5

Nonmanufacturing industries

22.251 171.1 172.3 171.5 -3.9 -0.5 0.2 0.5 -0.5

Feeds

1.550 165.1 185.1 178.1 -14.6 -3.8 4.4 6.6 -3.8

Other supplies

20.700 173.0 172.7 172.5 -2.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Crude materials for further processing

100.000 160.1 180.8 172.8 -44.8 -4.4 3.6 4.6 -4.5

Foodstuffs and feedstuffs

40.432 131.0 141.2 133.2 -25.5 -5.7 0.4 -0.4 -6.1

Nonfood materials

59.568 172.6 201.5 194.3 -53.2 -3.6 6.1 8.3 -3.4

Nonfood materials except fuel(3)

31.559 176.2 224.3 209.4 -47.5 -6.6 11.8 10.9 -6.6

Manufacturing(3)

29.852 163.0 210.0 195.4 -47.5 -7.0 12.4 11.4 -6.9

Construction

1.707 200.4 200.1 201.0 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2

Crude fuel(4)

28.009 158.3 156.0 160.3 -60.9 2.8 -3.5 3.0 3.0

Manufacturing industries

0.879 183.2 183.0 183.7 -52.6 0.4 -1.0 2.5 0.9

Nonmanufacturing industries

27.130 160.6 158.2 162.8 -61.2 2.9 -3.6 3.1 3.1

Special groupings

Finished goods, excluding foods

(5)81.373 167.2 172.8 171.7 -7.6 -0.6 0.6 1.9 -0.7

Intermediate materials less foods and feeds

(6)92.021 168.4 172.8 172.8 -15.1 0.0 0.2 2.0 -0.1

Intermediate foods and feeds

(6)7.979 163.5 169.6 166.4 -14.9 -1.9 1.3 1.3 -2.0

Crude materials less agricultural products(3)(7)

(8)57.029 175.5 204.2 198.2 -53.7 -2.9 5.8 8.4 -2.8

Finished energy goods

(5)17.765 133.2 153.1 150.5 -29.7 -1.7 2.9 6.6 -2.4

Finished goods less energy

(5)82.235 171.9 172.4 171.5 0.8 -0.5 -0.3 0.6 -0.4

Finished consumer goods less energy

(5)55.661 178.5 179.5 178.3 0.3 -0.7 -0.6 0.7 -0.6

Finished goods less foods and energy

(5)63.608 171.4 171.5 171.0 2.6 -0.3 -0.1 0.5 -0.1

Finished consumer goods less foods and energy

(5)37.034 181.4 181.8 181.4 3.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.5 -0.1

Consumer nondurable goods less foods and energy

(5)20.959 214.0 214.1 214.8 3.5 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.4

Intermediate energy goods

(6)17.681 144.1 167.8 166.4 -34.4 -0.8 2.0 8.9 -1.4

Intermediate materials less energy

(6)82.319 171.9 171.6 171.7 -8.6 0.1 -0.1 0.4 0.0

Intermediate materials less foods and energy

(6)74.338 172.6 171.7 172.2 -8.2 0.3 -0.2 0.4 0.2

Crude energy materials(3)

(8)41.383 153.3 184.1 172.5 -59.6 -6.3 5.3 10.9 -6.2

Crude materials less energy

(8)58.617 156.4 168.7 163.5 -29.4 -3.1 2.2 0.5 -3.3

Crude nonfood materials less energy(4)

(8)18.185 222.9 240.9 247.6 -35.9 2.8 6.7 2.6 2.9

Footnotes
(1) Comprehensive relative importance figures are initially computed after the publication of December indexes and are recalculated after final December indexes are available. Individual items and subtotals may not add exactly to totals because of rounding differences.
(2) The indexes for March 2009 have been recalculated to incorporate late reports and corrections by respondents. All indexes are subject to revision 4 months after original publication.
(3) Includes crude petroleum.
(4) Excludes crude petroleum.
(5) Percent of total finished goods.
(6) Percent of total intermediate materials.
(7) Formerly titled "Crude materials for further processing, excluding crude foodstuffs and feedstuffs, plant and animal fibers, oilseeds, and leaf tobacco."
(8) Percent of total crude materials.


Table 2. Producer price indexes and percent changes for selected commodity groupings by stage of processing 1982=100, unless otherwise indicated
Grouping Commodity
code
Unadjusted index Unadjusted
percent change to
July 2009 from:
Seasonally adjusted percent
change from:
Mar.
2009(1)
June
2009(1)
July
2009(1)
July
2008
June
2009
Apr. to
May
May to
June
June to
July

Finished goods

169.1 174.1 172.6 -6.8 -0.9 0.2 1.8 -0.9

Finished consumer goods

174.2 181.3 179.6 -8.9 -0.9 0.3 2.2 -1.1

Finished consumer foods

173.8 176.0 173.4 -4.2 -1.5 -1.6 1.1 -1.5

Fresh fruits and melons(2)

01-11

104.2 102.2 100.3 -12.5 -1.9 -5.9 2.2 -1.9

Fresh and dry vegetables(2)

01-13

166.9 169.2 149.4 -7.5 -11.7 -20.9 21.8 -11.7

Eggs for fresh use (Dec 1991=100)

01-71-07

118.2 111.1 102.8 -16.5 -7.5 -27.0 12.2 -5.9

Bakery products(2)

02-11

246.4 245.9 245.9 2.5 0.0 -0.6 0.4 0.0

Milled rice(2)

02-13

219.9 200.9 197.6 -33.1 -1.6 -0.8 -3.0 -1.6

Pasta products (June 1985=100)(2)

02-14-02

183.4 183.1 180.5 -4.5 -1.4 0.0 -0.9 -1.4

Beef and veal(2)

02-21-01

134.9 148.9 140.0 -16.3 -6.0 9.2 -2.9 -6.0

Pork

02-21-04

113.6 116.4 115.3 -16.1 -0.9 -4.3 -1.4 -2.8

Processed young chickens

02-22-03

146.5 157.8 155.1 4.3 -1.7 0.6 3.1 -3.5

Processed turkeys

02-22-06

119.1 122.6 118.1 -3.7 -3.7 -2.1 -1.0 -3.8

Finfish and shellfish(2)

02-23

260.2 240.1 248.6 -1.9 3.5 1.6 -9.4 3.5

Dairy products(2)

02-3

152.5 152.6 151.7 -19.8 -0.6 -0.5 -0.3 -0.6

Processed fruits and vegetables

02-4

175.8 176.8 176.1 6.5 -0.4 0.7 0.3 0.0

Confectionery end products(2)

02-55

230.4 229.7 230.3 5.4 0.3 -0.3 0.0 0.3

Soft drinks(2)

02-62

181.1 180.2 180.2 2.3 0.0 -2.0 0.7 0.0

Roasted coffee(2)

02-63-01

176.4 179.5 180.0 -0.1 0.3 -0.9 0.2 0.3

Shortening and cooking oils(2)

02-78

226.3 226.7 216.3 -34.5 -4.6 2.6 -2.5 -4.6

Frozen specialties(2)

02-85

177.7 177.8 179.0 4.7 0.7 0.3 -0.2 0.7

Finished consumer goods excluding foods

173.5 182.2 180.7 -11.2 -0.8 0.9 2.5 -0.9

Alcoholic beverages

02-61

171.8 172.2 171.7 3.4 -0.3 0.3 0.2 -0.2

Pet food(2)

02-94-02

224.6 225.7 225.7 1.9 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0

Women's, girls', & infants' apparel (Dec 2003=100)(2)

03-81-06

102.2 102.1 102.0 1.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Men's and boys' apparel (Dec 2003=100)(2)

03-81-07

101.2 101.3 101.0 1.2 -0.3 0.3 -0.4 -0.3

Textile housefurnishings

03-82

129.2 129.1 128.8 1.5 -0.2 0.0 0.4 -0.5

Footwear(2)

04-3

159.7 159.9 159.8 1.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Residential electric power (Dec 1990=100)

05-41

149.1 152.0 154.2 1.7 1.4 -0.3 -0.9 0.7

Residential gas (Dec 1990=100)

05-51

215.8 195.0 201.4 -30.9 3.3 -4.7 2.5 3.3

Gasoline

05-71

135.0 206.8 188.5 -45.2 -8.8 13.9 18.5 -10.2

Home heating oil and distillates

05-73-02

134.0 169.7 150.5 -63.6 -11.3 0.6 15.4 -11.9

Pharmaceutical preparations (June 2001=100)(2)

06-38

144.5 146.3 148.0 7.1 1.2 -0.3 0.8 1.2

Soaps and synthetic detergents(2)

06-71

161.9 161.6 161.9 6.0 0.2 -0.9 0.4 0.2

Cleaning and polishing products (June 1983=100)(2)

06-72

170.7 171.5 169.6 3.8 -1.1 0.4 0.5 -1.1

Cosmetics and other toilet preparations(2)

06-75

147.6 148.1 148.4 0.5 0.2 -1.3 0.3 0.2

Tires, tubes, tread, etc(2)

07-12

131.2 128.9 129.2 0.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.7 0.2

Sanitary paper products(2)

09-15-01

179.6 179.0 179.3 5.3 0.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.2

Household furniture(2)

12-1

187.4 187.9 187.7 3.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.2 -0.1

Floor coverings(2)

12-3

163.5 162.9 163.2 1.6 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.2

Household appliances(2)

12-4

112.3 111.6 111.0 3.8 -0.5 -0.4 -0.3 -0.5

Home electronic equipment(2)

12-5

54.9 54.7 54.0 -5.3 -1.3 -0.9 0.0 -1.3

Household glassware(2)

12-62

199.3 197.7 197.9 4.8 0.1 -0.7 -0.1 0.1

Household flatware(2)

12-64

191.9 192.7 192.7 -0.9 0.0 - - 0.0

Lawn and garden equip, ex tractors(2)

12-66

143.1 142.7 142.8 1.7 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.1

Passenger cars

14-11-01

130.4 131.5 128.6 1.0 -2.2 0.1 2.0 -1.7

Travel trailers and campers (June 1984=100)(2)

14-16

169.3 169.8 169.9 1.7 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.1

Toys, games, and children's vehicles(2)

15-11

142.3 142.3 142.7 6.1 0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.3

Sporting and athletic goods(2)

15-12

132.9 130.5 131.0 0.8 0.4 -0.5 -1.2 0.4

Tobacco products(2)

15-2

549.3 540.8 541.9 5.8 0.2 0.7 -0.1 0.2

Mobile homes(2)

15-5

222.1 221.9 221.9 0.8 0.0 -0.4 0.1 0.0

Jewelry, platinum, & karat gold(2)

15-94-02

168.1 168.9 167.8 -0.5 -0.7 0.0 1.0 -0.7

Costume jewelry and novelties(2)

15-94-04

159.5 159.4 159.5 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

Capital equipment

156.9 156.6 156.0 1.8 -0.4 -0.1 0.5 -0.2

Agricultural machinery and equipment(2)

11-1

199.2 199.1 200.5 3.5 0.7 -0.1 0.0 0.7

Construction machinery and equipment

11-2

191.8 191.6 191.9 3.5 0.2 -0.1 0.4 0.2

Metal cutting machine tools(2)

11-37

173.7 173.8 175.6 2.5 1.0 -0.5 -0.1 1.0

Metal forming machine tools(2)

11-38

197.2 197.5 197.4 1.9 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, and ind. molds(2)

11-39

145.5 142.9 143.9 -1.0 0.7 0.1 -1.2 0.7

Pumps, compressors, and equipment(2)

11-41

212.1 213.2 212.6 3.3 -0.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.3

Industrial material handling equipment(2)

11-44

180.9 181.3 181.8 2.5 0.3 -0.3 0.1 0.3

Electronic computers (Dec 2004=100)(2)

11-51

35.8 33.4 32.9 -19.6 -1.5 0.0 -4.0 -1.5

Textile machinery(2)

11-62

166.5 166.3 166.5 0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Paper industries machinery (June 1982=100)(2)

11-64

193.8 193.8 193.8 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Printing trades machinery(2)

11-65

157.5 157.4 157.4 3.0 0.0 0.3 -0.5 0.0

Transformers and power regulators(2)

11-74

207.8 207.2 208.6 -7.4 0.7 0.1 1.0 0.7

Communication & related equip (Dec 1985=100)(2)

11-76

105.7 105.8 105.7 0.7 -0.1 -0.2 0.2 -0.1

X-ray and electromedical equipment(2)

11-79-05

90.3 90.0 90.6 -1.4 0.7 -0.6 0.0 0.7

Oil field and gas field machinery

11-91

204.2 199.9 204.0 0.8 2.1 1.3 -2.6 2.1

Mining machinery and equipment

11-92

216.6 216.9 217.3 4.8 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.3

Office and store machines and equipment(2)

11-93

128.2 130.1 129.7 0.8 -0.3 5.1 0.9 -0.3

Commercial furniture(2)

12-2

196.4 195.7 196.0 2.4 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.2

Light motor trucks

14-11-05

150.6 153.4 150.1 8.5 -2.2 0.0 3.4 -0.7

Heavy motor trucks(2)

14-11-06

188.7 189.7 190.7 4.8 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.5

Truck trailers(2)

14-14

177.4 177.9 177.8 -0.7 -0.1 -0.3 0.6 -0.1

Civilian aircraft (Dec 1985=100)

14-21-02

238.8 232.3 232.6 1.3 0.1 -0.9 -0.7 -0.2

Ships (Dec 1985=100)(2)

14-31

208.6 212.6 211.7 5.5 -0.4 1.9 0.9 -0.4

Railroad equipment(2)

14-4

181.6 181.5 179.6 -0.7 -1.0 -1.6 0.0 -1.0

Intermediate materials, supplies, and components

168.0 172.6 172.4 -15.1 -0.1 0.3 1.9 -0.2

Intermediate foods and feeds

163.5 169.6 166.4 -14.9 -1.9 1.3 1.3 -2.0

Flour(2)

02-12-03

191.1 202.2 180.0 -23.1 -11.0 0.8 7.0 -11.0

Refined sugar and byproducts(2)

02-53

156.5 155.6 156.6 16.7 0.6 -1.6 0.3 0.6

Confectionery materials

02-54

185.1 184.2 183.0 3.6 -0.7 0.9 0.4 0.3

Soft drink beverage bases (Dec 1985=100)(2)

02-64-01-11

225.3 225.9 224.8 6.3 -0.5 0.0 0.1 -0.5

Processed eggs(2)

02-83

120.2 101.9 105.7 -44.5 3.7 -10.6 -1.0 3.7

Prepared animal feeds(2)

02-9

171.0 187.6 181.5 -11.9 -3.3 3.5 5.3 -3.3

Intermediate materials less foods and feeds

168.4 172.8 172.8 -15.1 0.0 0.2 2.0 -0.1

Synthetic fibers(2)

03-1

110.8 111.5 111.2 -5.4 -0.3 -5.3 1.5 -0.3

Processed yarns and threads(2)

03-2

119.2 118.9 119.7 -4.2 0.7 0.0 0.7 0.7

Gray fabrics(2)

03-3

126.3 128.6 126.5 1.9 -1.6 0.4 0.1 -1.6

Finished fabrics(2)

03-4

135.1 134.0 134.4 1.1 0.3 -0.9 0.1 0.3

Industrial textile products(2)

03-83-03

147.2 147.3 147.5 2.6 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.1

Leather(2)

04-2

228.2 221.2 218.6 -6.2 -1.2 -1.6 0.9 -1.2

Liquefied petroleum gas(2)

05-32

169.7 199.1 222.4 -58.8 11.7 8.6 14.6 11.7

Commercial electric power

05-42

174.6 182.1 186.5 2.6 2.4 -1.1 -0.3 1.8

Industrial electric power

05-43

187.6 192.3 196.1 0.0 2.0 -0.9 -2.0 1.5

Commercial natural gas (Dec 1990=100)

05-52

223.7 197.7 208.7 -34.7 5.6 -5.5 0.3 4.4

Industrial natural gas (Dec 1990=100)

05-53

228.5 202.5 201.8 -40.3 -0.3 -6.2 3.2 0.1

Natural gas to electric utilities (Dec 1990=100)

05-54

171.3 160.7 155.9 -35.5 -3.0 5.1 2.6 -0.9

Jet fuels

05-72-03

123.1 172.9 178.1 -56.6 3.0 -1.0 26.7 -0.8

No 2 Diesel fuel

05-73-03

139.2 191.1 173.9 -59.7 -9.0 4.5 14.6 -8.0

Residual fuels(2)

05-74

122.1 160.6 154.8 -50.9 -3.6 -4.0 40.5 -3.6

Basic inorganic chemicals(2)

06-13

297.0 279.8 274.9 2.3 -1.8 -0.4 -1.4 -1.8

Basic organic chemicals(2)

06-14

205.3 218.2 225.5 -31.0 3.3 0.5 7.1 3.3

Prepared paint

06-21

237.1 237.3 237.3 8.0 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.2

Paint materials(2)

06-22

220.6 215.8 215.3 -3.0 -0.2 -0.8 0.0 -0.2

Medicinal and botanical chemicals(2)

06-31

167.9 168.9 168.8 4.5 -0.1 0.3 -0.1 -0.1

Fats and oils, inedible(2)

06-4

187.9 233.6 205.0 -41.6 -12.2 5.5 7.0 -12.2

Mixed fertilizers

06-51

207.7 194.0 183.4 -34.3 -5.5 -1.9 -4.3 -7.3

Nitrogenates

06-52-01

260.3 235.9 237.0 -39.7 0.5 -1.0 -10.0 2.6

Phosphates(2)

06-52-02

233.2 162.3 168.6 -62.4 3.9 -2.0 -27.4 3.9

Other agricultural chemicals(2)

06-53

189.0 178.2 184.3 8.2 3.4 -0.3 -6.0 3.4

Plastic resins and materials(2)

06-6

188.6 190.4 198.1 -13.6 4.0 -0.2 0.6 4.0

Synthetic rubber(2)

07-11-02

180.6 179.7 175.8 -17.2 -2.2 -2.2 2.9 -2.2

Plastic construction products(2)

07-21

186.3 185.7 185.3 -1.0 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Unsupported plastic film, sheet, & other shapes(2)

07-22

189.3 189.9 191.1 -3.5 0.6 -0.4 0.5 0.6

Plastic parts and components for manufacturing(2)

07-26

134.8 132.6 133.7 1.1 0.8 -0.2 -1.1 0.8

Softwood lumber(2)

08-11

134.8 136.5 145.6 -10.1 6.7 -2.1 1.7 6.7

Hardwood lumber(2)

08-12

170.1 167.3 168.6 -8.4 0.8 0.5 -0.6 0.8

Millwork

08-2

206.3 205.9 205.4 0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.2

Plywood(2)

08-3

163.9 159.2 162.5 -7.8 2.1 -0.6 -0.3 2.1

Treated wood (June 1985=100)

08-71-01

160.4 157.2 162.4 -7.4 3.3 -0.8 -2.9 4.1

Woodpulp(2)

09-11

152.7 141.5 144.3 -17.1 2.0 -2.5 -3.5 2.0

Paper(2)

09-13

184.8 177.6 176.6 -4.8 -0.6 -1.9 -1.1 -0.6

Paperboard(2)

09-14

216.7 201.6 201.5 -4.7 0.0 -3.2 -1.5 0.0

Paper boxes and containers

09-15-03

215.3 211.6 210.1 2.1 -0.7 -0.4 -0.9 -0.7

Building paper and board(2)

09-2

157.2 153.3 156.0 -9.1 1.8 -0.7 -0.6 1.8

Commercial printing (June 1982=100)(2)

09-47

168.2 167.2 166.0 -2.4 -0.7 -0.5 -0.1 -0.7

Foundry and forge shop products(2)

10-15

187.8 182.6 182.4 -8.3 -0.1 -0.8 2.4 -0.1

Steel mill products(2)

10-17

167.3 151.2 153.8 -38.9 1.7 -2.7 -0.7 1.7

Primary nonferrous metals(2)

10-22

157.6 164.6 167.6 -44.3 1.8 8.2 4.2 1.8

Aluminum mill shapes(2)

10-25-01

148.0 149.4 152.9 -22.7 2.3 1.4 0.2 2.3

Copper and brass mill shapes(2)

10-25-02

280.7 357.7 324.7 -27.3 -9.2 0.8 6.0 -9.2

Titanium mill shapes(2)

10-25-05

281.1 232.8 227.4 -7.9 -2.3 -3.9 6.2 -2.3

Nonferrous wire and cable(2)

10-26

198.5 222.8 221.0 -16.9 -0.8 2.0 0.8 -0.8

Metal containers(2)

10-3

156.4 155.2 155.5 6.0 0.2 -0.4 0.9 0.2

Hardware(2)

10-4

194.9 192.2 192.9 0.8 0.4 -1.1 -0.1 0.4

Plumbing fixtures and brass fittings(2)

10-5

228.7 229.4 229.4 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Heating equipment

10-6

218.4 218.9 219.0 3.6 0.0 0.3 0.0 -0.1

Fabricated structural metal products(2)

10-7

206.3 199.5 197.5 -6.9 -1.0 -0.7 -0.7 -1.0

Fabricated ferrous wire products (June 1982=100)(2)

10-88

198.7 200.8 196.2 -7.5 -2.3 0.5 0.0 -2.3

Other misc metal products(2)

10-89

155.3 154.9 154.9 1.0 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.0

Mechanical power transmission equipment

11-45

232.3 231.7 231.6 3.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.8

Air conditioning and refrigeration equipment

11-48

166.0 164.9 164.2 0.2 -0.4 -0.8 -0.4 -0.5

Metal valves, ex.fluid power (Dec. 1982=100)(2)

11-49-02

245.7 246.4 246.0 1.7 -0.2 0.0 0.2 -0.2

Ball and roller bearings(2)

11-49-05

220.0 225.0 224.2 3.4 -0.4 2.5 -0.3 -0.4

Wiring devices(2)

11-71

206.3 205.4 205.6 -2.0 0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.1

Motors, generators, motor generator sets(2)

11-73

187.3 186.8 186.6 2.0 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Switchgear, switchboard, etc, equipment(2)

11-75

200.8 200.4 200.3 2.8 0.0 -1.3 0.6 0.0

Electronic components and accessories(2)

11-78

75.8 75.3 75.7 -1.8 0.5 0.1 -0.9 0.5

Internal combustion engines(2)

11-94

161.7 161.7 163.3 3.5 1.0 0.0 0.1 1.0

Machine shop products(2)

11-95

174.9 174.9 174.8 1.6 -0.1 0.4 0.0 -0.1

Flat glass(2)

13-11

116.6 116.1 114.7 -1.5 -1.2 -0.3 0.4 -1.2

Cement(2)

13-22

206.9 208.8 208.4 -0.8 -0.2 0.0 -1.1 -0.2

Concrete products

13-3

215.7 214.7 213.9 1.4 -0.4 0.1 0.3 -0.5

Asphalt felts and coatings

13-6

225.9 224.8 222.0 15.9 -1.2 1.6 4.3 -4.7

Gypsum products(2)

13-7

221.4 215.0 213.0 1.3 -0.9 -2.4 -0.7 -0.9

Glass containers

13-8

179.0 178.7 178.8 3.1 0.1 1.6 -0.7 0.2

Motor vehicle parts(2)

14-12

120.9 121.0 120.9 0.6 -0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Aircraft engines & engine parts (Dec 1985=100)

14-23

192.9 193.6 193.6 4.1 0.0 0.5 0.4 0.3

Aircraft parts & aux. equip.,nec (June 1985=100)(2)

14-25

166.9 166.9 168.1 2.4 0.7 0.2 -0.4 0.7

Photographic supplies(2)

15-42

129.7 128.0 128.0 1.6 0.0 -0.6 -5.2 0.0

Medical/surgical/personal aid devices

15-6

167.5 167.5 168.2 1.2 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.4

Crude materials for further processing

160.1 180.8 172.8 -44.8 -4.4 3.6 4.6 -4.5

Crude foodstuffs and feedstuffs

131.0 141.2 133.2 -25.5 -5.7 0.4 -0.4 -6.1

Wheat(2)

01-21

158.4 172.7 148.9 -31.6 -13.8 9.2 3.3 -13.8

Corn(2)

01-22-02

147.9 173.9 140.5 -41.6 -19.2 10.7 4.6 -19.2

Slaughter cattle(2)

01-31

118.6 120.6 123.2 -14.9 2.2 -2.2 -4.5 2.2

Slaughter hogs

01-32

73.7 70.1 70.2 -19.8 0.1 -13.3 -6.5 2.4

Slaughter broilers/fryers

01-41-02

195.4 234.2 214.4 -7.7 -8.5 11.9 0.5 -10.7

Slaughter turkeys

01-42

138.7 153.6 151.9 -14.9 -1.1 1.5 -0.4 -4.5

Fluid milk

01-6

88.3 85.4 84.6 -41.8 -0.9 -4.5 -4.7 -0.8

Soybeans(2)

01-83-01-31

150.9 213.0 182.5 -29.7 -14.3 9.8 10.2 -14.3

Cane sugar, raw (Dec 2003=100)(2)

02-52-01-03

119.0 123.6 123.8 0.9 0.2 -0.6 2.0 0.2

Crude nonfood materials

172.6 201.5 194.3 -53.2 -3.6 6.1 8.3 -3.4

Raw cotton(2)

01-51

68.3 74.0 76.3 -22.8 3.1 2.5 1.2 3.1

Hides and skins(2)

04-1

121.7 105.8 109.9 -45.6 3.9 3.2 10.1 3.9

Coal

05-1

188.5 191.4 187.4 10.4 -2.1 2.0 1.7 -1.4

Natural gas(2)

05-31

146.8 142.7 149.9 -69.4 5.0 -5.7 3.5 5.0

Crude petroleum(2)

05-61

122.6 188.9 158.9 -58.7 -15.9 18.6 20.3 -15.9

Logs, timber, etc(2)

08-5

184.3 179.1 177.7 -19.3 -0.8 1.6 -0.3 -0.8

Wastepaper(2)

09-12

200.9 249.6 250.3 -37.5 0.3 5.5 11.7 0.3

Iron ore(2)

10-11

157.9 153.1 140.4 -3.3 -8.3 0.0 0.0 -8.3

Iron and steel scrap(2)

10-12

272.4 289.8 347.9 -56.7 20.0 18.8 1.6 20.0

Nonferrous metal ores (Dec 1983=100)(2)

10-21

183.6 210.0 212.0 -26.2 1.0 10.5 5.4 1.0

Copper base scrap(2)

10-23-01

262.3 391.3 398.9 -31.8 1.9 7.5 5.7 1.9

Aluminum base scrap

10-23-02

132.4 157.5 166.2 -47.1 5.5 13.0 3.3 8.5

Construction sand, gravel, and crushed stone

13-21

259.0 258.5 259.8 4.5 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.2

Industrial sand

13-99-01

238.0 240.6 238.9 7.8 -0.7 0.0 -0.5 -0.1

Footnotes
(1) The indexes for March 2009 have been recalculated to incorporate late reports and corrections by respondents. All indexes are subject to revision 4 months after original publication.
(2) Not seasonally adjusted.

"-" Data not available.


Table 3. Producer price indexes for selected commodity groupings 1982=100, unless otherwise indicated
Grouping Commodity
code
Unadjusted index(1)
Mar.
2009
June
2009
July
2009

All commodities

168.1 174.1 172.7

Major commodity groups

Farm products and processed foods and feeds

158.9 165.3 160.3

Farm products

01

130.6 142.2 131.6

Processed foods and feeds

02

174.4 178.0 176.1

Industrial commodities

169.5 175.5 174.8

Textile products and apparel

03

129.4 129.4 129.2

Hides, skins, leather, and related products

04

157.9 153.3 153.3

Fuels and related products and power

05

140.2 165.1 161.3

Chemicals and allied products

06

225.8 227.5 230.3

Rubber and plastic products

07

164.9 163.4 164.1

Lumber and wood products

08

181.7 180.4 182.3

Pulp, paper, and allied products

09

226.7 224.6 223.9

Metals and metal products

10

181.7 181.5 183.1

Machinery and equipment

11

131.5 131.2 131.4

Furniture and household durables

12

153.3 153.0 152.8

Nonmetallic mineral products

13

203.9 202.9 202.0

Transportation equipment

14

162.2 162.5 161.2

Miscellaneous products

15

220.0 216.5 216.7

Industrial commodities less fuels and related products and power

175.6 175.2 175.6

Other commodity groupings

Fruits and melons, fresh and dry vegetables, and tree nuts

01-1

145.1 146.4 136.1

Grains

01-2

151.5 173.9 142.7

Slaughter livestock

01-3

109.6 110.0 111.7

Slaughter poultry

01-4

181.8 215.4 199.3

Plant and animal fibers

01-5

69.2 74.6 77.0

Chicken eggs

01-7

133.4 121.9 114.7

Hay, hayseeds, and oilseeds

01-8

182.7 237.2 206.5

Oilseeds

01-83

167.9 232.5 199.9

Cereal and bakery products

02-1

224.3 224.5 221.3

Meats, poultry, and fish

02-2

143.6 149.4 146.7

Processed poultry

02-22

140.2 147.5 146.3

Sugar and confectionery

02-5

192.2 191.7 192.0

Beverages and beverage materials

02-6

179.0 179.0 178.8

Packaged beverage materials

02-63

174.5 177.1 177.6

Fats and oils

02-7

223.4 228.1 221.0

Apparel

03-81

129.4 129.3 129.0

Other leather and related products

04-4

159.7 160.5 159.5

Gas fuels

05-3

150.1 153.9 165.6

Electric power

05-4

177.3 182.7 186.0

Refined petroleum products

05-7

131.7 193.9 181.0

Drugs and pharmaceuticals

06-3

360.0 363.8 367.0

Agricultural chemicals and products

06-5

218.6 188.4 190.8

Other chemicals and allied products

06-7

176.2 175.4 175.5

Rubber and rubber products

07-1

153.8 152.0 151.7

Rubber, except natural rubber

07-11

179.7 178.7 174.8

Miscellaneous rubber products

07-13

169.6 167.9 168.4

Plastic products

07-2

174.7 173.3 174.3

Lumber

08-1

144.8 144.9 151.2

Pulp, paper, and products, excluding building paper and board

09-1

196.6 192.4 191.9

Converted paper and paperboard products

09-15

204.6 202.2 201.4

Iron and steel

10-1

179.8 169.0 176.3

Nonferrous metals

10-2

176.6 194.1 194.2

Nonferrous mill shapes

10-25

163.3 176.1 171.3

Metalworking machinery and equipment

11-3

171.6 170.0 170.8

General purpose machinery and equipment

11-4

199.3 199.5 199.2

Special industry machinery

11-6

189.6 189.8 189.4

Electrical machinery and equipment

11-7

113.5 113.2 113.5

Miscellaneous machinery and equipment

11-9

171.6 171.1 171.8

Other household durable goods

12-6

178.6 178.7 178.5

Concrete ingredients

13-2

235.7 236.1 236.7

Motor vehicles and equipment

14-1

136.6 137.6 136.0

Toys, sporting goods, small arms, etc

15-1

148.8 147.1 147.6

Photographic equipment and supplies

15-4

115.0 113.8 113.8

Other miscellaneous products

15-9

160.3 161.8 161.2

Footnotes
(1) Data for March 2009 have been revised to reflect the availability of late reports and corrections by respondents. All data are subject to revision 4 months after original publication.


Table 4. Producer price indexes for the net output of selected industries and industry groups, not seasonally adjusted
Industry(1) Industry
code
Index
base
Index Percent change
to July 2009 from:
Mar. 2009(2) June 2009(2) July 2009(2) July 2008 June 2009

Total mining, utilities, and manufacturing industries

12/06

103.9 107.0 106.5 -10.4 -0.5

Total mining industries

12/84

159.1 181.0 175.0 -51.9 -3.3

Oil and gas extraction

211

12/85

154.1 191.7 183.3 -62.6 -4.4

Mining (except oil & gas)

212

12/03

186.1 189.6 188.2 -1.9 -0.7

Mining support activities

213

12/03

168.7 154.3 150.1 -14.7 -2.7

Utilities

221

12/03

130.4 129.1 131.8 -10.2 2.1

Total manufacturing industries

12/84

162.9 168.5 167.2 -9.9 -0.8

Food mfg

311

12/84

167.6 171.4 169.7 -5.9 -1.0

Beverage & tobacco mfg

312

12/03

120.3 119.5 119.7 4.1 0.2

Textile mills

313

12/84

112.3 112.4 112.3 -0.3 -0.1

Textile product mills

314

12/03

114.2 114.5 113.6 0.5 -0.8

Apparel manufacturing

315

12/03

103.5 103.5 103.6 1.3 0.1

Leather and allied product manufacturing

316

12/84

154.7 153.6 153.5 -0.2 -0.1

Wood product manufacturing

321

12/03

103.2 102.1 103.2 -5.2 1.1

Paper manufacturing

322

12/03

125.5 122.3 122.0 0.2 -0.2

Printing and related support activities

323

12/03

109.6 109.0 108.5 -1.2 -0.5

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

12/84

168.0 238.4 227.0 -47.2 -4.8

Chemical mfg

325

12/84

224.6 223.3 224.9 -4.1 0.7

Plastics and rubber products mfg

326

12/84

161.2 159.8 160.3 -1.6 0.3

Nonmetallic mineral product mfg

327

12/84

175.3 174.5 173.9 1.7 -0.3

Primary metal mfg

331

12/84

169.5 163.7 164.3 -29.4 0.4

Fabricated metal product mfg

332

12/84

177.0 174.3 173.5 -2.1 -0.5

Machinery mfg

333

12/03

120.4 120.2 120.5 2.2 0.2

Computer & electronic product mfg

334

12/03

92.4 92.3 92.4 -0.4 0.1

Electrical equipment, appliance & component mfg

335

12/03

127.3 128.4 128.4 -0.5 0.0

Transportation equipment mfg

336

12/03

109.4 109.5 108.6 2.5 -0.8

Furniture & related product mfg

337

12/84

176.8 177.0 177.1 2.8 0.1

Miscellaneous mfg

339

12/03

111.6 111.5 111.7 0.8 0.2

Total trade industries

12/06

111.6 111.7 111.3 2.0 -0.4

Total wholesale trade industries

12/06

116.1 116.6 116.5 6.5 -0.1

Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

423

06/04

120.8 121.7 119.5 1.7 -1.8

Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods

424

06/05

132.4 132.6 135.4 13.3 2.1

Wholesale trade agents and brokers

425

06/05

111.0 110.9 111.0 0.2 0.1

Total retail trade industries

12/06

108.6 108.4 107.8 -1.2 -0.6

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

441

12/03

118.0 119.3 118.2 -0.2 -0.9

Furniture and home furnishings stores

442

12/03

120.8 121.9 120.2 -0.1 -1.4

Electronics and appliance stores

443

12/03

105.4 103.0 104.3 -2.1 1.3

Bldg material and garden equip and supp dealers

444

12/03

121.2 120.1 117.5 -3.0 -2.2

Food and beverage stores

445

12/99

157.1 154.6 153.6 2.3 -0.6

Health and personal care stores

446

12/03

136.3 136.5 135.4 1.2 -0.8

Gasoline stations

447

06/01

63.1 69.6 75.7 -1.9 8.8

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

448

12/03

114.1 112.2 106.5 -4.9 -5.1

Sporting goods hobby, book and music stores

451

12/03

111.2 115.7 116.3 3.5 0.5

General merchandise stores

452

12/03

106.2 103.7 102.1 -9.6 -1.5

Nonstore retailers

454

12/03

156.1 140.0 148.4 5.5 6.0

Transportation and warehousing industries

12/06

107.2 106.6 107.9 -7.0 1.2

Transportation industries

12/06

105.2 104.0 105.6 -9.1 1.5

Air transportation

481

12/92

187.6 177.0 184.5 -13.6 4.2

Rail transportation

482

12/96

146.2 146.7 146.9 -9.6 0.1

Water transportation

483

12/03

117.7 110.6 113.4 -13.0 2.5

Truck transportation

484

12/03

116.1 117.9 118.5 -6.8 0.5

Pipeline transportation of crude oil

486110

06/86

154.8 157.7 159.9 2.4 1.4

Refined petroleum product pipeline transport

486910

06/86

143.3 142.9 151.8 7.0 6.2

Transportation support activities

488

12/03

108.1 108.2 108.2 -5.0 0.0

Delivery and warehouse industries

12/06

112.8 113.9 114.2 -0.7 0.3

Postal service

491

06/89

181.6 186.8 186.8 3.5 0.0

Couriers and messengers

492

12/03

140.4 139.6 140.4 -4.4 0.6

Warehousing and storage

493

12/06

107.2 107.1 107.2 -0.1 0.1

Total traditional service industries

12/06

101.9 102.4 102.4 0.2 0.0

Information

12/06

102.4 102.6 102.1 0.0 -0.5

Publishing industries, except Internet

511

12/03

111.6 111.8 111.2 0.2 -0.5

Broadcasting, except Internet

515

12/03

107.5 107.4 103.4 -0.5 -3.7

Telecommunications

517

12/03

101.1 101.2 101.3 0.3 0.1

ISPs and Web search portals

5181

06/04

71.8 71.6 70.8 -3.8 -1.1

Data processing and related services

5182

12/03

100.9 101.0 101.0 0.1 0.0

Selected health care industries

12/06

107.1 107.2 107.4 2.5 0.2

Offices of physicians

6211

12/96

125.9 125.9 126.6 2.5 0.6

Medical and diagnostic laboratories

6215

12/03

108.9 108.7 108.9 1.9 0.2

Home health care services

6216

12/96

127.7 127.7 127.6 1.6 -0.1

Blood and organ banks

621991

06/06

110.7 110.8 110.8 3.1 0.0

Hospitals

622

12/92

167.0 167.1 167.2 2.5 0.1

Nursing care facilities

6231

12/03

122.3 123.1 123.5 3.4 0.3

Residential mental retardation facilities

62321

12/03

120.5 121.1 120.8 1.9 -0.2

Other selected traditional service industries

12/06

99.9 100.6 100.7 -0.6 0.1

Depository credit intermediation

5221

12/03

92.3 94.5 93.8 -6.6 -0.7

Security, commodity contracts and like activity

523

12/03

109.2 110.9 109.5 -8.1 -1.3

Insurance carriers and related activities

524

12/03

112.6 112.8 113.1 2.6 0.3

Lessors of nonres bldg (exc miniwarehouse)

53112

12/03

109.5 109.4 109.4 -1.4 0.0

Lessors of miniwarehouse and self storage units

53113

12/03

113.4 112.7 112.9 -2.3 0.2

Offices of real estate agents and brokers

5312

12/03

101.6 101.9 102.0 -4.5 0.1

Automotive equipment rental and leasing

5321

06/01

133.1 138.1 142.5 4.2 3.2

Other heavy machinery rental and leasing

532412

12/03

116.9 116.9 118.2 0.7 1.1

Legal services

5411

12/96

166.0 166.2 166.2 2.9 0.0

Architectural, engineering and related services

5413

12/96

142.8 142.9 142.9 0.9 0.0

Management and technical consulting services

5416

06/06

107.2 106.7 106.9 0.8 0.2

Advertising agencies

54181

12/03

105.3 105.2 105.3 -0.9 0.1

Employment services

5613

12/96

123.6 123.8 123.2 0.2 -0.5

Travel agencies

56151

12/03

102.2 100.2 100.3 1.5 0.1

Janitorial services

56172

12/03

109.8 109.7 109.9 0.8 0.2

Waste collection

5621

12/03

114.9 115.0 116.5 3.7 1.3

Computer training

61142

06/06

111.7 111.5 111.4 1.7 -0.1

Amusement and theme parks

71311

06/06

109.3 112.8 113.4 3.8 0.5

Golf courses and country clubs

71391

12/05

106.2 106.7 106.5 -0.5 -0.2

Fitness and recreational sports centers

71394

12/04

99.3 99.3 99.3 -1.5 0.0

Accommodation

721

12/96

141.3 144.6 150.5 0.4 4.1

Commercial machinery repair and maintenance

8113

06/06

106.6 107.0 106.9 0.8 -0.1

Footnotes
(1) Indexes in this table are derived from the net-output-weighted industry price indexes. Because of differences in coverage and aggregation methodology, they will generally not match the movements of similarly titled indexes which are derived from traditional commodity groupings.
(2) The indexes for March 2009 have been recalculated to incorporate late reports and corrections by respondents. All indexes are subject to revision 4 months after original publication.

"-" Data not available.
NOTE: NAICS replaced the SIC system beginning with the release of PPI data for January 2004.
See http://www.bls.gov/ppi/ppinaics.htm for details.


Table 5. Producer price indexes by stage of processing, seasonally adjusted 1982=100
Grouping Index(1)
Feb.
2009
Mar.
2009
Apr.
2009
May
2009
June
2009
July
2009

Finished goods

171.1 169.5 169.8 170.2 173.2 171.7

Finished consumer goods

176.9 174.7 175.1 175.7 179.5 177.6

Finished consumer foods

175.6 174.2 176.9 174.1 176.1 173.4

Crude

156.9 156.1 172.5 140.2 161.8 149.8

Processed

177.2 175.7 176.9 177.5 177.2 175.6

Finished consumer goods, excluding foods

176.4 174.0 173.8 175.4 179.8 178.2

Nondurable goods less foods

189.3 185.6 185.0 187.5 193.4 191.4

Durable goods

143.9 143.9 144.4 144.4 145.7 144.9

Capital equipment

157.1 157.0 156.9 156.7 157.5 157.2

Manufacturing industries

159.5 159.5 159.6 159.4 159.6 159.6

Nonmanufacturing industries

156.1 155.9 155.8 155.6 156.6 156.2

Intermediate materials, supplies, and components

170.9 168.4 167.5 168.0 171.2 170.8

Materials and components for manufacturing

161.2 159.6 158.4 158.2 160.6 161.3

Materials for food manufacturing

164.4 163.1 164.0 165.2 165.0 162.1

Materials for nondurable manufacturing

185.7 182.4 181.5 181.0 189.4 192.1

Materials for durable manufacturing

168.6 166.1 162.8 161.9 162.7 163.6

Components for manufacturing

141.4 141.2 140.5 140.5 140.6 140.6

Materials and components for construction

205.0 204.4 202.5 202.3 202.4 201.7

Processed fuels and lubricants

155.2 147.6 147.0 149.9 159.6 157.0

Manufacturing industries

159.3 153.3 153.0 154.2 159.7 158.0

Nonmanufacturing industries

154.3 146.0 145.4 148.9 160.3 157.4

Containers

199.6 198.7 197.0 195.8 195.4 194.6

Supplies

172.3 172.0 171.8 172.1 172.7 172.1

Manufacturing industries

169.2 168.8 168.0 167.5 166.9 167.8

Nonmanufacturing industries

171.4 171.1 171.0 171.4 172.2 171.3

Feeds

166.5 165.1 166.3 173.6 185.1 178.1

Other supplies

173.3 173.0 172.8 172.7 172.6 172.3

Crude materials for further processing

161.0 160.3 164.9 170.8 178.7 170.7

Foodstuffs and feedstuffs

134.6 132.3 137.8 138.3 137.7 129.3

Nonfood materials

171.2 172.0 175.2 185.9 201.3 194.4

Nonfood materials except fuel(2)

160.9 176.1 181.1 202.5 224.5 209.7

Manufacturing(2)

148.2 163.0 167.9 188.7 210.2 195.7

Construction

196.9 198.5 198.8 199.2 199.5 199.8

Crude fuel(3)

178.3 157.0 156.5 151.0 155.6 160.3

Manufacturing industries

191.4 178.7 177.9 176.1 180.5 182.2

Nonmanufacturing industries

181.4 159.4 158.8 153.1 157.8 162.7

Special groupings

Finished goods, excluding foods

169.4 167.7 167.5 168.5 171.7 170.5

Intermediate materials less foods and feeds

171.3 168.8 167.7 168.1 171.4 171.2

Intermediate foods and feeds

164.8 163.5 164.5 166.7 168.9 165.5

Crude materials less agricultural products(2)

174.5 174.8 177.9 188.2 204.1 198.3

Finished energy goods

140.9 134.3 133.3 137.2 146.3 142.8

Finished goods less energy

172.1 172.0 172.6 172.0 173.0 172.3

Finished consumer goods less energy

178.7 178.6 179.7 178.7 180.0 179.0

Finished goods less foods and energy

171.2 171.4 171.5 171.4 172.3 172.1

Finished consumer goods less foods and energy

180.8 181.4 181.7 181.6 182.5 182.4

Consumer nondurable goods less foods and energy

212.7 213.9 213.9 213.8 214.0 214.9

Intermediate energy goods

153.7 145.2 144.6 147.5 160.6 158.4

Intermediate materials less energy

172.8 171.9 171.0 170.9 171.6 171.6

Intermediate materials less foods and energy

173.5 172.7 171.6 171.2 171.8 172.2

Crude energy materials(2)

151.7 152.5 157.4 165.8 183.9 172.5

Crude materials less energy

160.0 157.6 161.7 165.3 166.1 160.6

Crude nonfood materials less energy(3)

225.2 223.1 220.6 235.4 241.5 248.6

Footnotes
(1) All seasonally adjusted indexes are subject to change up to 5 years after original publication due to the recalculation of seasonal factors each January. The indexes for March 2009 have been recalculated to incorporate late reports and corrections by respondents.
(2) Includes crude petroleum.
(3) Excludes crude petroleum.


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