Producer Prices Rose in September

Producer prices increased 0.2 percent in September, seasonally adjusted, after decreasing 0.1 percent in August, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Producer prices rose 2.6 percent for the twelve months ended September 2018.

The index for final demand goods decreased 0.1 percent in September, the first decrease since May 2017. The index for final demand energy fell 0.8 percent, while prices for final demand goods less foods and energy edged up 0.2 percent.

Prices for final demand services increased 0.3 percent. Prices for final demand transportation and warehousing rose 1.8 percent in September. Prices for final demand trade increased 0.1 percent.

Read the BLS release.

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Jack McCabe is a research associate in the Economic Policy and Research group at the ABA.
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