Producer Price Index for Final Demand up 3.1 Percent for the Year Ended May 2018

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 3.1 percent for the 12 months ended in May 2018, the largest 12-month increase since it increased 3.1 percent in January 2012. Since 2011, the 12-month change in the Producer Price Index for final demand has ranged from −1.4 percent (in October 2015) to 4.5 percent (July and September...

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 3.1 percent for the 12 months ended in May 2018, the largest 12-month increase since it increased 3.1 percent in January 2012.

Since 2011, the 12-month change in the Producer Price Index for final demand has ranged from −1.4 percent (in October 2015) to 4.5 percent (July and September 2011).

Prices for final demand goods increased 4.4 percent for the year ended in May 2018, the largest 12-month increase since a 4.7-percent increase in December 2011.

The Producer Price Index for final demand energy increased 16.5 percent over the year, the largest 12-month increase since a 19.2-percent increase in February 2017.

These data are from the Producer Price Indexes program and are not seasonally adjusted. See "Producer Price Indexes — May 2018" to learn more. Producer price indexes measure prices that U.S. producers receive for goods, services, and construction. All producer prices are subject to revision once, 4 months after original publication. Also see Charts related to the latest "U.S. Producer Price Indexes" news release.

Source: www.bls.gov