Producer Price Indexes

PPI Methodology


BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 14, Producer Price Indexes

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How are PPIs calculated?
  2. How are PPIs weighted?
  3. Are PPIs seasonally adjusted?
  4. How are producers and products selected for the PPI survey?

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Further Information

For further assistance contact the PPI Section of Index Analysis and Public Information at ppi-info@bls.gov or (202) 691-7705.

Last Modified Date: November 21, 2014

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