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The Producer Price Index for finished goods in the United States rose 1.7 percent in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. The price advancement follows a 0.9 percent decline in July. In June, prices rose 1.8 percent. The index has swung up and down.
The Producer Price Index for finished goods rose 1.8 percent in June, the third straight month a gain was recorded, the U.S. Labor Department said Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted June increase in finished goods prices was broadbased, the department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said in a release.
The Producer Price Index for finished goods in the United States rose slightly in May, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. The PPI rose 0.2 percent during the month, an indication inflation was still in check. Core prices, which exclude energy and food items, shrank 0.1 percent, as energy prices rose a less-than-expected 2.9 percent and food prices fell 1.6 percent. In the past 12 months, prices for finished goods have fallen 5 percent, the bureau said.
The Producer Price Index for finished goods in the United States rose slightly in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. The PPI rose 0.3 percent during the month in spite of a decline in energy costs, which fell 0.1 percent in the month after falling 5.5 percent in March. Food prices for producers rose 1.5 percent in April following a fall of 0.7 percent in March. April included a 43.7 percent price hike for eggs and rising prices for milk, beef, pork, poultry and...
China said Monday its consumer price index fell 1.5 percent in April from the year-ago level, the third straight monthly decline in the inflation index. The figures were announced by the National Bureau of Statistics, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. China's CPI index had dropped 1.6 percent
The Producer Price Index for finished goods in the United States fell in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. The PPI fell 1.2 percent in March following a 0.1 percent gain in February.
The Producer Price Index rose more than expected in the United States in January, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. The PPI, expected to rise 0.2 percent, rose a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent, healthy news for those who feared an economy-stalling bout of deflation would continue. The PPI fell 1.9 percent in December and 2.5 percent in November. Core prices for finished goods -- prices excluding food and energy -- rose 0.5 percent in the month. In the month, the index for...
Inflation in China slowed slightly in January as consumer demand is falling, an economic analyst said. The consumer price index rose 1.2 percent in December from a year ago but only 1 percent in January, the National Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. Economist Li Huiyong at brokerage firm Shenyin-Wanguo said falling demand and tighter money supplies had slowed inflation, Xinhua reported. Inflation peaked at 8.7 percent in February last year.
US food price inflation won't retreat in grocery stores until next year, despite current price plunges for agricultural commodities and fuel, experts say.