PPI dips in June

July 16, 2004

The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods decreased 0.3 percent in June 2004, seasonally adjusted. This decline followed a 0.8-percent rise in May and a 0.7-percent increase in April.

Percent change from 12 months ago, Producer Price Index for Finished Goods, not seasonally adjusted, June 1995 - June 2004
[Chart data—TXT]

Among finished goods, the index for finished energy goods turned down 1.6 percent in June, following a 1.6-percent increase in May. Prices for finished consumer foods fell 0.6 percent, after gaining 1.5 percent in the prior month. The dairy products index fell 3.3 percent in June, following a 6.0-percent gain in May.

The rate of increase in the index for finished consumer goods other than foods and energy slowed to 0.1 percent in June from a 0.4-percent rate in May, and the index for capital equipment moved up at nearly the same pace in June as it did in the previous month.

From June 2003 to June 2004, the finished goods index moved up 4.0 percent, as shown in the chart.

These data are from the BLS Producer Price Index program. For more information, see "Producer Price Indexes -- June 2004" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 04-1307. 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.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, PPI dips in June on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/jul/wk2/art05.htm (visited September 26, 2016).


Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics

  • A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
    As one of the largest U.S. industries, healthcare is steadily growing to meet the needs of an increasing population with an increasing life expectancy. This Spotlight looks at how much people spend on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.

  • Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
    Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.

  • Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
    Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.