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August 1987

New weight structure being used in Producer Price Index

Andrew Clem, William D. Thomas

The universe of weights has been updated from 1972 to 1982; inclusion of interplant transfers led to increases in relative importance for several crude goods while declines for motor vehicles and other durable goods were due to the recession in 1982.

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