September 17, 2001
The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods increased 0.4 percent in August, seasonally adjusted. This index posted a 0.9-percent decline in July and fell 0.4 percent in June.
Prices received by intermediate goods producers declined 0.4 percent, following a 1.0-percent drop in July. August's crude goods index fell 2.3 percent, compared with a 5.3-percent decrease in July.
From August 2000 to August 2001, prices for finished goods advanced 2.1 percent.
These data are a product of the BLS Producer Price Index program. Find out more in the "Producer Price Indexes, August 2001", news release USDL 01-297. All producer price indexes are routinely subject to revision once, 4 months after original publication, to reflect the availability of late reports and corrections by respondents.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Producer prices up in August on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/sept/wk3/art01.htm (visited December 02, 2015).
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