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Producer Prices in December – Energy Pushes Prices Lower

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Producer Price Indexes (PPI) for December. Inflation in prices received by producers (prior to sales to consumers) declined 0.2% in December based on declining energy prices. Prices for goods declined 0.7%, but excluding food and energy, rose 0.1%. Prices for services rose 0.1%. Softwood lumber prices moved lower in December. Prices have… Read More ›

Producer Prices in November – Energy Declines, OSB Firms, Lumber Gets Free Trade

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Producer Price Indexes (PPI) for November. Inflation in prices received by producers (prior to sales to consumers) increased 0.3% in November based on rising prices for services only partially offset by declining energy prices. Producer prices declined in the prior three months, mainly reflecting energy price declines. Among wood products, softwood lumber… Read More ›

Producer Prices in October – Bad News For The Fed

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Producer Price Indexes (PPI) for October. Inflation in prices received by producers (prior to sales to consumers) declined 0.4% in October following a 0.5% decline in September and no change in August. The decline was the combination of a 0.3% decline in prices for services and a 0.4% decline in prices for goods…. Read More ›

Producer Prices in August – ‘Tis the Season …

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Producer Price Indexes (PPI) for August. Inflation in prices received by producers (prior to sales to consumers) were unchanged in August following a 0.2% increase in July. Separately, a 0.4% increase in prices for services was offset by a 0.6% decline in prices for goods, driven mainly by falling gas prices. Excluding food and… Read More ›

Producer Prices in April – Up in March, Down in April

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Producer Price Indexes (PPI) for April. Inflation in prices received by producers (prior to sales to consumers) fell 0.4% in April after a modest increase (0.2%) in March. The decline was dominated by goods, and mainly energy, but prices for services also declined by 0.1%. Prices for gypsum flattened out in April… Read More ›

Producer Prices in March – Positive for the Economy, Negative for Building Materials, But In a Good Way

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Producer Price Indexes (PPI) for March, reporting that inflation in prices received by producers (prior to sales to consumers) increased 0.2% in March after a string of monthly declines. The overall increase was led by increasing prices for energy, mainly gasoline. Prices for services rose 0.1%. Rising energy prices and any indication… Read More ›