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Economic Data (USA)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Producer Price Index - Final Demand (PPI-FD) for February 2016

The Producer Price Index - Final Demand (PPI-FD) for February 2016 was released this morning:

Predicted: -0.2%
Actual: -0.2%

Change from 12 months ago: 0.0%


Below is the PPI-FD when food and energy are removed:

Predicted: +0.1%
Actual: 0.0%

Change from 12 months ago: +1.2%


The above numbers (highlighted) represent the month-to-month change in prices received by domestic producers of goods and services, for goods, services and construction in the United States, for final demand.

Final Demand = personal consumption (consumers), exports, government purchases and capital investment.

The PPI-FD is released by the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The "predicted" figure is what economists were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

Click here to view the full Labor Department report.

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