June 14, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Producer prices fall in May 2012

1-month percent change in the Producer Price Index for finished energy, foods, and finished goods less foods and energy, seasonally adjusted, May 2011–May 2012
Month Energy Foods Finished goods less foods and energy

May 2011

0.9 -1.2 0.2

Jun 2011

-1.2 0.8 0.3

Jul 2011

0.2 1.0 0.5

Aug 2011

-0.4 1.0 0.2

Sep 2011

3.0 0.5 0.3

Oct 2011

-1.5 0.1 0.0

Nov 2011

-0.3 1.0 0.1

Dec 2011

-0.3 -0.7 0.2

Jan 2012

-0.2 -0.1 0.6

Feb 2012

1.7 -0.3 0.0

Mar 2012

-1.0 0.2 0.3

Apr 2012

-1.4 0.2 0.2

May 2012

-4.3 -0.6 0.2

These data are featured in the TED article, Producer prices fall in May 2012.