Producer prices up in August

September 17, 2001

The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods increased 0.4 percent in August, seasonally adjusted. This index posted a 0.9-percent decline in July and fell 0.4 percent in June.

Percent change from 12 months ago, Producer Price Index for Finished Goods, not seasonally adjusted, August 1992-August 2001
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Prices received by intermediate goods producers declined 0.4 percent, following a 1.0-percent drop in July. August's crude goods index fell 2.3 percent, compared with a 5.3-percent decrease in July.

From August 2000 to August 2001, prices for finished goods advanced 2.1 percent.

These data are a product of the BLS Producer Price Index program. Find out more in the "Producer Price Indexes, August 2001", news release USDL 01-297. All producer price indexes are routinely subject to revision once, 4 months after original publication, to reflect the availability of late reports and corrections by respondents.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Producer prices up in August on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/sept/wk3/art01.htm (visited August 21, 2014).

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