PPI Introduces Additional Detail for Wholesale Trade

With the release of data for July 2009, the Producer Price Index (PPI) program introduced a new series of detailed net output industry indexes for the wholesale trade sector. The currently published aggregate indexes for Merchant wholesalers, durable goods and for Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods remain, but detail has been added beneath these aggregates representing output at the industry group level. Each industry group index represents the wholesale distribution of products from establishments classified within that sub-sector. Data for these indexes, which date back to March 2009, appear in table 5 of the PPI Detailed Report and are available online through the BLS website.

The new set of detailed industry indexes for merchant wholesalers of durable goods are listed below:

  • Wholesale distribution of motor vehicles and motor vehicle supplies, series ID PCU423000423000A
  • Wholesale distribution of furniture and home furnishings, series ID PCU4230004230002
  • Wholesale distribution of lumber and other construction materials, series ID PCUPCU4230004230003
  • Wholesale distribution of medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies, series ID PCU42300042300045
  • Wholesale distribution of other professional and commercial equipment and supplies, series ID PCU42300042300048
  • Wholesale distribution of metals and minerals (except petroleum), series ID PCU4230004230005
  • Wholesale distribution of electrical and electronic goods, series ID PCU4230004230006
  • Wholesale distribution of hardware, and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies, series ID PCU4230004230007
  • Wholesale distribution of machinery, equipment, and supplies, series ID PCU4230004230008

The new set of detailed industry indexes for merchant wholesalers of nondurable goods are listed below:

  • Wholesale distribution of drugs and druggistsí sundries, series ID PCU4240004240002
  • Wholesale distribution of apparel, piece goods, and notions, series ID PCU4240004240003
  • Wholesale distribution of grocery and related products, series ID PCU4240004240004
  • Wholesale distribution of farm product raw materials, series ID PCU4240004240005
  • Wholesale distribution of chemicals and allied products, series ID PCU4240004240006
  • Wholesale distribution of beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverages, series ID PCU4240004240008
  • Wholesale distribution of miscellaneous nondurable goods, series ID PCU4240004240009

For further information, call the Section of Index Analysis and Public Information at (202) 691-7705.

 

Last Modified Date: August 18, 2009