PPI Introduces Wherever-Provided Services and Construction Indexes

Effective with the release of July 2009 data on August 18, 2009, the Producer Price Index (PPI) of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) introduced a new set of wherever-provided (WEP) services and construction price indexes. Wherever-provided price indexes measure price change for services regardless of the producersí industries of origin. For example, the WEP index for air transportation of freight measures price change for air transportation of freight from all industries that provide air transportation of freight. For a methodological overview of WEP indexes, please visit www.bls.gov/ppi/weparticle.htm. For a more detailed review of WEP indexes, see www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2009/08/art2full.pdf.

Reference files

  • List of all partial coverage indexes and explanations of missing coverage (HTML) (PDF)
  • Concordance between PPI WEP indexes and the Census Product Code structure (HTML) (PDF)
  • Relative importance figures for WEP indexes, effective June 2009 (TXT) (PDF)
  • Latest relative importance figures for WEP indexes (See WEPREL)

How to Obtain WEP Index Data

The latest data for PPI WEP service and construction indexes is available in the PPI Detailed Report beginning with commodity code 30. In addition to the latest data, all available historical data can be retrieved through the PPI Commodity Data searches in PPI Databases.


Further Information

Further information is available from the PPI Section of Index Analysis and Public Information at ppi-info@bls.gov or (202) 691-7705.

 

Last Modified Date: February 28, 2014