US Producer Price Index for finished goods rises 0.3% in August from July on seasonally adjusted basis, 1.4% year-over-year on unadjusted basis; excluding food and energy costs, prices were unchanged in August versus July: Dept. of Labor

WASHINGTON , September 13, 2013 (press release) – The Producer Price Index for finished goods rose 0.3 percent in August, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Prices for finished goods were unchanged in
July and increased 0.8 percent in June. At the earlier stages of processing, prices received by producers of intermediate goods were unchanged in August, and the crude goods index fell 2.7
percent. On an unadjusted basis, prices for finished goods moved up 1.4 percent for the 12 months ended in August, the smallest advance since a 0.5-percent rise in April 2013.

Table A. Monthly and 12-month percent changes in selected stage-of-processing price indexes, seasonally adjusted
Month Finished goods Intermediate
goods
Crude
goods
Total Foods Energy Except foods
and energy
Change in
finished goods
from 12 months
ago (unadj.)

2012

 

Aug.

1.0 0.7 4.1 0.0 1.9 1.0 4.7

Sept.

1.0 0.1 4.1 0.1 2.1 1.2 1.5

Oct.

-0.2 0.5 -0.9 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.0

Nov.

-0.5 1.1 -3.1 0.1 1.5 -0.8 0.3

Dec.

-0.1 -0.6 -0.4 0.2 1.4 0.0 1.3

2013

 

Jan.

0.2 0.7 -0.6 0.2 1.5 0.2 0.0

Feb.

0.7 -0.7 3.2 0.1 1.8 1.2 0.1

Mar.

-0.6 0.9 -3.6 0.2 1.1 -1.2 -1.7

Apr.(1)

-0.7 -1.0 -2.5 0.1 0.5 -0.6 -0.9

May(1)

0.5 0.8 1.3 0.1 1.7 0.1 2.3

June

0.8 0.2 2.9 0.2 2.5 0.5 0.0

July

0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.1 2.1 0.0 1.2

Aug.

0.3 0.6 0.8 0.0 1.4 0.0 -2.7

Footnotes
(1) Some of the figures shown above and elsewhere in this release may differ from those previously reported because data for April 2013 have been revised to reflect the availability of late reports and corrections by respondents.



PRODUCER PRICE INDEXES - AUGUST 2013

* All content is copyrighted by Industry Intelligence, or the original respective author or source. You may not recirculate, redistrubte or publish the analysis and presentation included in the service without Industry Intelligence's prior written consent. Please review our terms of use.