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Producer Price Index for finished goods decreases 0.3% and finished core is unchanged

		PRODUCER PRICE INDEXES - OCTOBER 2011


The Producer Price Index for finished goods declined 0.3 percent in October, seasonally 
adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Finished goods prices rose 0.8 
percent in September and were unchanged in August. At the earlier stages of processing, the 
index for intermediate goods moved down 1.1 percent in October and crude goods prices fell 2.5 
percent. On an unadjusted basis, the finished goods index increased 5.9 percent for the 12 
months ended October 2011, the smallest year-over-year advance since a 5.6-percent rise in 
March 2011. (See table A.)

Table A. Monthly and 12-month percent changes in selected stage-of-processing price indexes, seasonally adjusted Month Finished goods Intermediate
goods Crude
goods Total Foods Energy Except foods
and energy Change in
finished goods
from 12 months
ago (unadj.)

2010

Oct.

0.6 0.5 3.0 -0.3 4.3 1.0 4.8

Nov.

0.5 0.8 1.6 0.0 (r)3.4 0.9 1.4

Dec.

0.9 0.8 2.5 0.2 3.8 1.1 6.9

2011

Jan.

1.0 0.4 2.8 0.5 3.6 1.6 3.5

Feb.

1.5 3.5 2.9 0.2 5.4 1.9 3.1

Mar.

0.7 -0.4 2.8 0.3 5.6 1.4 -0.8

Apr.

0.8 0.5 2.2 0.3 6.6 1.4 3.9

May

0.1 -1.2 1.1 0.1 7.1 0.6 -4.3

June(1)

-0.3 0.6 -2.3 0.3 6.9 0.0 -0.6

July(1)

0.4 0.7 -0.3 0.4 7.2 0.3 -1.1

Aug.

0.0 1.1 -1.0 0.1 6.5 -0.5 0.2

Sept.

0.8 0.6 2.3 0.2 6.9 0.6 2.8

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