Tuesday, May 18, 2010

PPI: Headline Down 0.1%; Core Prices Up 0.2%

In April, the Producer Price Index for finished goods fell 0.1 percent, following a jump of 0.7 percent in March. The index has been quite volatile over the past few months largely due to changes in energy prices. The core index, which excludes prices of food and energy products, rose 0.2 percent over the month. From a year prior, the topline index was 5.4 percent higher, down slightly from a 6.1 percent year-over-year increase in March. The core index was up by a much smaller 1.0 percent from a year earlier.

10.05.18 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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