May 22, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Commodity prices and the Consumer Price Index

Producer Price Index and Consumer Price Index price changes, 2003–2008
Index Percent change, 2003–2008

PPI price change

 

Crops

83.18

Animal slaughter and processing

26.26

Dairy

34.2

Oil and gas

232.25

CPI price change

 

All items

19.7

Housing

19.98

Shelter

18.54

Fuels and utilities

53.25

Food and beverages

21.19

Apparel

-4.12

Transportation

27.93

Motor vehicles

-5.96

Motor fuel

139.82

Recreation

6.61

These data are featured in the TED article, Commodity prices and the Consumer Price Index.

 

 

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