Producer Price Indexes

PPI Introduces Additional Detail for Wholesale Trade

With the release of data for July 2009, the Producer Price Index (PPI) program introduced a new series of detailed net output industry indexes for the wholesale trade sector. The currently published aggregate indexes for Merchant wholesalers, durable goods and for Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods remain, but detail has been added beneath these aggregates representing output at the industry group level. Each industry group index represents the wholesale distribution of products from establishments classified within that sub-sector. Data for these indexes, which date back to March 2009, appear in table 5 of the PPI Detailed Report and are available online through the BLS website.

The new set of detailed industry indexes for merchant wholesalers of durable goods are listed below:

The new set of detailed industry indexes for merchant wholesalers of nondurable goods are listed below:

For further information, call the Section of Index Analysis and Public Information at (202) 691-7705.

Last Modified Date: August 18, 2009

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