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PPI Durability of Product Indexes to be Discontinued

Effective with the release of Producer Price Index (PPI) data for January 2019 on February 14, 2019, Producer Price Indexes by Durability of Product, previously published in Table 12 of the PPI Detailed Report were discontinued. They were calculated using a former PPI methodology which was resource-intensive to maintain. Data requests for these indexes had declined significantly, indicating that sufficient interest no longer existed to justify the resources necessary to maintain them. Because the Durability of Product Indexes were subject to multiple-counting issues that the PPI’s Final Demand–Intermediate Demand (FD-ID) structure was designed to minimize, each Durability index may have multiple alternatives. Data users currently using PPI Durability indexes are encouraged to examine the following table of alternative FD-ID indexes to determine suitable alternatives.

Durability PPI Being Discontinued Potential FD-ID PPI to Substitute

DUR0110

Total durable goods FD413112 Durable consumer goods
FD41312 Private capital equipment
ID69115 Processed materials less foods and energy
ID69216 Unprocessed nonfood materials less energy

DUR0120

Total nondurable goods FD411 Final demand foods
FD412 Final demand energy
FD413111 Nondurable consumer goods less food and energy
ID621 Unprocessed foodstuffs and feedstuffs
ID69212 Unprocessed energy materials
ID69115 Processed materials less foods and energy

DUR0200

Manufactured Goods FD41 Final demand goods
ID61 Processed goods for intermediate demand

DUR0211

Durable manufactured goods FD413112 Durable consumer goods
FD41312 Private capital equipment
ID69115 Processed materials less foods and energy

DUR0222

Nondurable manufactured goods FD413111 Nondurable consumer goods less food and energy
FD41112 Finished consumer foods, processed
FD4121 Finished consumer energy goods
ID69115 Processed materials less foods and energy

DUR0300

Total raw or slightly processed goods ID62 Unprocessed goods for intermediate demand
ID69113 Processed energy goods

DUR0313

Durable raw or slightly processed goods ID69216 Unprocessed nonfood materials less energy

DUR0324

Nondurable raw or slightly processed goods ID621 Unprocessed foodstuffs and feedstuffs
ID69212 Unprocessed energy materials
ID69113 Processed energy goods

With the elimination of the Durability indexes, the current PPI Detailed Report Table 13 (Producer price indexes for special commodity groupings) and Table 14 (Producer price indexes for net inputs to industries, excluding capital investment, labor, and imports) will become Tables 12 and 13, respectively.

For further information, contact the PPI Section of Index Analysis and Public Information, at ppi-info@bls.gov or (202) 691-7705.

 

Last Modified Date: February 14, 2019