Producer Price Index (PPI) Survey Respondents

What is the PPI?

The PPI is a family of more than 10,000 indexes covering the output of nearly all industries in the goods-producing sector of the U.S. economy and approximately three quarters of the service sector, as well as natural gas and electric utilities, construction, and goods competitive with those made in producing sectors (such as scrap materials). PPIs measure price change from the perspective of the seller. This contrasts with other measures, such as the Consumer Price Index (CPI), that measure price change from the purchaser's perspective. Sellers' and purchasers' prices may differ due to factors such as government subsidies, sales and excise taxes, and distribution costs.

Importance and Uses of PPI Data

Last Modified Date: September 28, 2012

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