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Producer Price Indexes

PPI Methods Overview Page

An in-depth guide on how we create estimates and the concepts we measure.
Some products change over time. Find out how we make adjustments to ensure accurate price measurements.
Find out how we make adjustments to the data to account for seasonal patterns.
Detail on how we conduct the survey and short explanations of our concepts.
Learn more about the Final Demand – Intermediate Demand aggregation system. The FD-ID system measures the average change in prices for goods, services, and construction sold to final demand and to businesses (intermediate demand).
Overviews of industry methodologies for areas that deviate from standard PPI methodology.
Learn more about sampling error in PPI data.
Explore research comparing PPI data with other government statistics.
Explore additional information about PPI.
Read some working papers on ways we improve our measurements and analysis of trends in the data.