March 2004 Producer Price Index Released on
 Thursday, April 22

The Producer Price Index (PPI) for March 2004, originally scheduled for release on April 8, was released on Thursday, April 22, at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has not scheduled a revised release date for the April 2004 PPI, originally scheduled for Thursday, May 13. If a postponement is necessary, it will be announced at least one day ahead of time on this web page and through a news advisory.

The release of the PPI for January 2004, originally scheduled for February 19, was delayed to March 18. The February 2004 PPI, originally scheduled for release on March 12, was delayed to April 1. The delay of the January PPI was caused by unexpected difficulties in the conversion from the Standard Industrial Classification system to the North American Industry Classification System; the January PPI delay disrupted the normal Producer Price Index production cycle, and as a result, the February and March releases were also delayed.

BLS expresses its sincere apologies to those who have experienced any problems as a result of these delays.


Last Modified Date: April 22, 2004