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Producer prices in January 2013

February 21, 2013

The Producer Price Index for finished goods advanced 0.2 percent in January, seasonally adjusted. Prices for finished goods declined 0.3 percent in December and 0.4 percent in November.

1-month percent change in the Producer Price Index for finished energy, foods, and all finished goods, seasonally adjusted, January 2012–January 2013

1-month percent change in the Producer Price Indexes for all finished goods, finished foods, and finished energy, seasonally adjusted, January 2012–January 2013
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Jan 2013


In January, over three quarters of the rise in finished goods prices can be attributed to the index for finished consumer foods, which advanced 0.7 percent after a 0.8‑percent decline in December. The January advance was led by a 39.0-percent jump in prices for fresh and dry vegetables. Increases in the indexes for soft drinks and for candy and nuts also contributed to higher prices for finished consumer foods.

The index for finished energy goods moved down 0.4 percent in January, the fourth straight decrease. The January decline is mostly attributable to prices for gasoline, which fell 2.1 percent.

These data are from the Producer Price Index program. To learn more, see “Producer Price Indexes — January 2013” (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-0282. All producer prices are routinely subject to review 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 Editor's Desk, Producer prices in January 2013 on the Internet at (visited August 23, 2014).


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