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December 1998, Vol. 121, No. 12
Comparing PPI energy indexes to alternative data sources
Katherine A. Klemmer and Joseph L.
Economists, Office of Prices and Living Conditions, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The trend in measures constructed using alternative
sources of price data for energy products tracks fairly well with changes in the Producer
Price Index. This article presents the results of one such test,
which focuses on the important and price-volatile group of energy commodities, as arrayed
within a stage-of-processing system of price indexes.
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