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Producer Price Index fell 2.8% in October
The Producer Price Index for Finished Goods fell 2.8 percent in October, seasonally adjusted, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. This decrease followed a 0.4-percent decline in September and a 0.9-percent fall in August. At the earlier stages of processing, prices received by manufacturers of intermediate goods moved down 3.9 percent in October after declining 1.2 percent in September, and the crude goods index dropped 18.6 percent subsequent to a 7.9-percent decrease in the previous month.
Among finished goods in October, prices for energy goods fell 12.8 percent compared with a 2.9-percent decline a month earlier. The index for consumer foods edged down 0.2 percent following a 0.2-percent increase in the prior month. Prices for goods other than foods and energy rose 0.4 percent for the second consecutive month.
Posted: November 18, 2008 Tuesday 08:33 AM