Producer prices in August 2006
September 20, 2006
The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods rose 0.1 percent in August, seasonally adjusted. This advance followed increases of 0.1 percent in July and 0.5 percent in June.
The index for finished consumer foods advanced 1.4 percent in August after moving down 0.3 percent in July. Prices for fresh and dry vegetables surged 20.7 percent following a rise of 6.5 percent in the previous month.
The index for finished energy goods increased 0.3 percent in August following a 1.3-percent gain in July. The index for finished goods other than foods and energy decreased 0.4 percent in August after declining 0.3 percent in the prior month.
From August 2005 to August 2006, prices for finished goods advanced 3.7 percent, as shown in the chart.
These data are from the BLS Producer Price Index program. To learn more, see "Producer Price Indexes — August 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-1636. 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, Producer prices in August 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/sept/wk3/art03.htm (visited December 03, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Workplace injuries and illnesses and employer costs for workers’ compensation
Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.
A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
Spending on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.
Self-employment in the United States
Trends in self-employment by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, including both the unincorporated and the incorporated self-employed, as well as data on paid employees who work for the self-employed.