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Producer Price Index in April 2012

May 14, 2012

The Producer Price Index for finished goods rose 1.9 percent (not seasonally adjusted) for the 12 months ended April 2012, the seventh straight month of slowing year-over-year increases following a 7.0-percent rise for the 12 months ended September 2011.

12-month percent changes in the Producer Price Index for Finished Goods, not seasonally adjusted, April 2002 – April 2012
MonthPercent change

Apr 2002

-2.1

May 2002

-2.9

Jun 2002

-2.3

Jul 2002

-1.2

Aug 2002

-1.5

Sep 2002

-1.8

Oct 2002

0.7

Nov 2002

1.0

Dec 2002

1.2

Jan 2003

2.5

Feb 2003

3.3

Mar 2003

4.0

Apr 2003

2.4

May 2003

2.5

Jun 2003

2.9

Jul 2003

3.0

Aug 2003

3.5

Sep 2003

3.5

Oct 2003

3.4

Nov 2003

3.4

Dec 2003

4.0

Jan 2004

3.3

Feb 2004

2.1

Mar 2004

1.5

Apr 2004

3.7

May 2004

4.9

Jun 2004

4.0

Jul 2004

3.8

Aug 2004

3.3

Sep 2004

3.3

Oct 2004

4.5

Nov 2004

5.0

Dec 2004

4.2

Jan 2005

4.1

Feb 2005

4.7

Mar 2005

5.0

Apr 2005

4.8

May 2005

3.6

Jun 2005

3.7

Jul 2005

4.7

Aug 2005

5.3

Sep 2005

6.9

Oct 2005

5.9

Nov 2005

4.4

Dec 2005

5.4

Jan 2006

5.6

Feb 2006

3.9

Mar 2006

3.6

Apr 2006

4.1

May 2006

4.5

Jun 2006

4.9

Jul 2006

4.0

Aug 2006

3.8

Sep 2006

0.9

Oct 2006

-1.2

Nov 2006

0.9

Dec 2006

1.1

Jan 2007

0.1

Feb 2007

2.4

Mar 2007

3.1

Apr 2007

3.2

May 2007

3.9

Jun 2007

3.3

Jul 2007

4.2

Aug 2007

2.3

Sep 2007

4.4

Oct 2007

6.1

Nov 2007

7.3

Dec 2007

6.2

Jan 2008

7.4

Feb 2008

6.5

Mar 2008

6.7

Apr 2008

6.4

May 2008

7.3

Jun 2008

9.1

Jul 2008

9.9

Aug 2008

9.7

Sep 2008

8.8

Oct 2008

5.2

Nov 2008

0.4

Dec 2008

-0.9

Jan 2009

-0.9

Feb 2009

-1.4

Mar 2009

-3.4

Apr 2009

-3.5

May 2009

-4.8

Jun 2009

-4.4

Jul 2009

-6.9

Aug 2009

-4.4

Sep 2009

-4.9

Oct 2009

-2.0

Nov 2009

2.2

Dec 2009

4.3

Jan 2010

4.5

Feb 2010

4.2

Mar 2010

5.9

Apr 2010

5.4

May 2010

5.1

Jun 2010

2.7

Jul 2010

4.1

Aug 2010

3.3

Sep 2010

3.9

Oct 2010

4.3

Nov 2010

3.4

Dec 2010

3.8

Jan 2011

3.6

Feb 2011

5.4

Mar 2011

5.6

Apr 2011

6.6

May 2011

7.1

Jun 2011

6.9

Jul 2011

7.1

Aug 2011

6.6

Sep 2011

7.0

Oct 2011

5.8

Nov 2011

5.6

Dec 2011

4.7

Jan 2012

4.1

Feb 2012

3.3

Mar 2012

2.8

Apr 2012

1.9

[Chart data]
 

From March to April 2012, prices for finished goods fell 0.2 percent (seasonally adjusted). Prices for finished goods were unchanged in March and increased 0.4 percent in February.

The April decrease in the finished goods index is attributable to a 1.4-percent decline in prices for finished energy goods. By contrast, the indexes for finished goods less foods and energy and for finished consumer foods both rose 0.2 percent.

These data are from the BLS Producer Price Index program. To learn more, see "Producer Price Indexes — April 2012" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-12-0895. 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.

 

 

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Producer Price Index in April 2012 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20120514.htm (visited November 20, 2014).

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