November 17, 1999
For the first 10 months of 1999, the Producer Price Index for Finished Goods increased at a 2.9-percent seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), after showing no change for the 1998 calendar year.
Prices for finished goods other than foods and energy rose at a 0.9-percent SAAR for the first 10 months of 1999, after posting a 2.5-percent gain in the previous calendar year.
The index for intermediate goods increased at a 4.0-percent SAAR from December 1998 to October 1999, following a 3.3-percent decline during the 1998 calendar year. Prices for crude goods advanced at a 19.4-percent SAAR during the first 10 months of 1999, after a 16.7-percent decrease during all of 1998.
These data are a product of the BLS Producer Price Index program. Find out more in Producer Price Indexes, October 1999, news release USDL 99-319. All producer price indexes are routinely subject to revision once, 4 months after original publication, to reflect the availability of late reports and corrections by respondents.