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This morning, the BLS released Producer Price Index (PPI) report for July.

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Key Points

  • PPI for final demand is unchanged in July.
  • Final demand prices advanced 0.3 percent in June and 0.5 percent in May. On an unadjusted basis, the final demand index increased 3.3 percent for the 12 months ended in July.
  • In July, a 0.1-percent rise in the index for final demand goods offset a 0.1-percent decline in prices for final demand services.
  • The index for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services moved up 0.3 percent in July, the same as in June. For the 12 months ended in July, prices for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services climbed 2.8 percent.

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