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Producer Price Index increased 0.3% in December, ex Fd & Engy up 0.1%
The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.3 percent in December, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Final demand prices advanced 0.4 percent in November and were unchanged in October. (See table A.) On an unadjusted basis, the final demand index climbed 1.6 percent in 2016 after falling 1.1 percent in 2015.
In December, nearly 80 percent of the advance in the final demand index is attributable to a 0.7 percent increase in prices for final demand goods. The index for final demand services inched up 0.1 percent.
Prices for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services moved up 0.1 percent in December after rising 0.2 percent in November. In 2016, the index for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services climbed 1.7 percent following a 0.3-percent advance in 2015.
Posted: January 13, 2017 Friday 08:30 AM