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2013-07-16 08:26:53

Popular App Now Brings 19 Key Economic Statistics to Users WASHINGTON, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today added three key economic indicators to America's Economy, the Census Bureau's widely downloaded mobile app that provides constantly updated statistics on the U.S. economy, including monthly economic indicators and trends, along with a schedule of upcoming releases. These indicators...

2009-09-15 11:19:17

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. Through August, prices rose in five months of 2009 and fell in three. In August, core prices, which exclude energy and food items, rose 0.2 percent after falling 0.1 percent in July. Energy prices in August rose 8 percent,...

2009-07-14 10:17:41

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 PPI increase was stronger than forecast and the largest since November 2007, analysts told The Wall Street Journal. The index for energy goods rose 6.6 percent after advancing 2.9 percent in...

2009-06-16 10:07:47

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. Finished energy goods...

2009-05-14 08:59:11

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...

2009-05-10 22:14:13

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 in February year on year, the first such fall since October 2002, and 1.2 percent in March. The agency said China's producer price index, which measures inflation at the wholesale level, dropped...

2009-04-14 09:49:26

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. Core prices for wholesalers -- prices excluding food and energy costs -- remained unchanged in the month. Food prices dropped 0.7 percent, while energy prices dropped sharply, falling 5.5 percent. A month ago, energy prices rose 1.3 percent. Food prices a month ago fell 1.6 percent. Over...

2009-02-19 09:46:02

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...

2009-02-10 07:14:25

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. January's rise was the slowest increase since July...

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2008-12-27 08:45:00

U.S. food price inflation won't retreat in grocery stores until next year, despite current price plunges for agricultural commodities and fuel, experts say. Even though prices for corn, wheat and soybeans have fallen dramatically since last summer, as has the price of the fuel used to transport the foods to market, it can take up to six months for commodity price spikes to work their way from the farm to store shelves, economists told Saturday's Chicago Tribune. Ephraim Leibtag, an economist...