April 13, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

PPIs for Services Industries Higher in March

12-month percent changes in the producer price indexes for the net output of selected industries and industry groups, not seasonally adjusted, March 2011–March 2012 adjusted
Industry 12-month percent change

Total mining industries

-2.1

Oil and gas extraction

-5

Mining (except oil & gas)

2.2

Mining support activities

7.9

Total manufacturing industries

4.1

Food mfg

4.2

Beverage & tobacco mfg.

3.4

Apparel manufacturing.

2.3

Petroleum and coal products mfg.

10.1

Chemical mfg.

5.7

Machinery mfg.

2.8

Computer & electronic product mfg.

-0.4

Transportation equipment mfg.

2.3

Total wholesale trade industries

2.5

Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

3.3

Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods

1.5

Wholesale trade agents and brokers

4.6

Total retail trade industries

1.9

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

1.4

Electronics and appliance stores

-7.4

Bldg material and garden equip and supp dealers

3.6

Health and personal care stores

4.8

Gasoline stations

8.3

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

5.9

Transportation industries

4.2

Air transportation

4.9

Rail transportation

5

Water transportation

0.7

Truck transportation

4.6

Pipeline transportation of crude oil

4.7

Delivery and warehouse industries

5.4

US Postal Service

4

Couriers and messengers

7.8

Warehousing and storage

-0.8

Information

0.7

Publishing industries, except Internet

1.2

Broadcasting, except Internet

1.7

Telecommunications

0.6

Data processing and related services.

0.4

Internet publishing and web search portals

-5.5

Selected health care industries

1.6

Offices of physicians

1.8

Offices of dentists

1.6

Hospitals

1.9

Nursing care facilities

0.2

These data are featured in the TED article, PPIs for Services Industries Higher in March.