September 17, 2001
The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods increased 0.4 percent in August, seasonally adjusted. This index posted a 0.9-percent decline in July and fell 0.4 percent in June.
Prices received by intermediate goods producers declined 0.4 percent, following a 1.0-percent drop in July. August's crude goods index fell 2.3 percent, compared with a 5.3-percent decrease in July.
From August 2000 to August 2001, prices for finished goods advanced 2.1 percent.
These data are a product of the BLS Producer Price Index program. Find out more in the "Producer Price Indexes, August 2001", news release USDL 01-297. 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.