US – May Producer Price Index
12/06/2019 02:01 pm MYT
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In May, the seasonally adjusted producer price index (PPI) for final demand rose 0.1% from Apr – see table 1. Excluding foods, energy and trade prices, the core PPI increased 0.4%. On a year-on-year basis, the headline and core PPI respectively rose by 1.8% and 2.3% – see figure 1. Despite lower oil prices, the PPI is expected to increase in the coming months due to the recent increase in tariffs on Chinese goods.


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