Producer Price Index

Updated 10/22/2014
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Producer Price Index 201.1201.6197.9

What it means: Published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Producer Price Index measures the change in prices received by the original producer at the wholesale level.

How it's used: The Producer Price Index (PPI) measures inflation at the wholesale level, which is an indicator of price pressures faced by businesses and often indicates the price pressures that may soon be faced by consumers.

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