PPI final demand index up 2.5 percent for the 12 months ended April 2017

May 17, 2017

The Producer Price Index for final demand rose 2.5 percent for the 12 months ended April 2017, the largest increase since moving up 2.8 percent for the 12 months ended February 2012. The PPI for foods went up 1.5 percent, while the index for energy rose 14.3 percent. The index for trade services increased 1.1 percent while the index for transportation and warehousing services went up 2.2 percent.

PPI for final demand components, 12-month percent change, not seasonally adjusted, April 2017
Commodity 12-month percent change

Foods

1.5%

Energy

14.3

Goods less foods and energy

2.3

Trade services

1.1

Transportation and warehousing services

2.2

Services less trade, transportation, and warehousing

2.1

These data are from the Producer Price Indexes program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Producer Price Indexes — April 2017" (HTML) (PDF). Producer price indexes measure prices that U.S. producers receive for goods, services, and construction. All producer prices are subject to revision once, 4 months after original publication. Also see Charts related to the latest "U.S. Producer Price Indexes" news release.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, PPI final demand index up 2.5 percent for the 12 months ended April 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/ppi-final-demand-index-up-2-point-5-percent-for-the-12-months-ended-april-2017.htm (visited July 24, 2017).

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