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Higher Energy Prices Lift U.S. Producer Price Index

Economics / Inflation Mar 16, 2012 - 03:48 AM GMT

By: Asha_Bangalore

Economics

The Producer Price Index (PPI) rose 0.4% in February after a 0.1% increase in the prior month. The 1.3% gain in the energy price index was led by a 4.3% jump in gasoline prices. The food price index slipped 0.1%, marking the third consecutive monthly decline. Excluding food and energy, the core PPI advanced 0.2% during February vs. a 0.4% increase in January.


The year-to-year change in the overall PPI shows a decelerating trend, while the core PPI appears to have stabilized at 3.0%.

In the last three months, the core PPI and core intermediate PPI show price pressures. It is unclear if this is a temporary or more lasting trend.

Asha Bangalore — Senior Vice President and Economist

http://www.northerntrust.com

Asha Bangalore is Vice President and Economist at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago. Prior to joining the bank in 1994, she was Consultant to savings and loan institutions and commercial banks at Financial & Economic Strategies Corporation, Chicago.

Copyright © 2012 Asha Bangalore

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of The Northern Trust Company. The Northern Trust Company does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of information contained herein, such information is subject to change and is not intended to influence your investment decisions.


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