PPI in January 2007

February 20, 2007

The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods declined 0.6 percent in January, seasonally adjusted. This decrease followed a 0.9-percent advance in December and a 1.8-percent jump in November.

Percent change from 12 months ago, Producer Price Index for Finished Goods, not seasonally adjusted, January 1998-January 2007
[Chart data—TXT]

Finished energy goods prices declined 4.6 percent in January compared with a 2.2-percent advance in December. The gasoline index dropped 13.0 percent following a 5.0-percent increase in the previous month.

The increase in the index for finished consumer foods slowed to 1.1 percent in January from 1.5 percent in the previous month. The index for finished goods other than foods and energy increased 0.2 percent in January after moving up at the same rate in December.

From January 2006 to January 2007, prices for finished goods edged up 0.2 percent, as shown in the chart.

These data are from the BLS Producer Price Index program. To learn more, see "Producer Price Indexes — January 2007," (PDF) (TXT) news release USDL 07-0247. 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 Economics Daily, PPI in January 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/feb/wk3/art01.htm (visited August 29, 2016).

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