Producer prices for final demand rose 0.7 percent for the year ended March 2020

April 15, 2020

The Producer Price Index for final demand rose 0.7 percent for the year ended March 2020. Over the year, final demand prices increased 1.3 percent in February and 2.1 percent in January. Prices for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services increased 1.0 percent for the 12 months ended March 2020.

12-month percent change in Producer Price Indexes for final demand, March 2011 to March 2020
Month Total Total less foods, energy, and trade services Goods Foods Energy Goods less foods and energy Services Trade Transportation and warehousing Services less trade, transportation, and warehousing

Mar 2011

4.0% 6.7% 6.6% 20.1% 3.0% 2.3% 2.5% 6.8% 1.7%

Apr 2011

4.2 7.6 8.1 23.1 3.2 2.2 2.2 6.9 1.7

May 2011

4.2 8.0 6.8 25.6 3.4 2.0 2.1 7.5 1.3

Jun 2011

4.3 8.2 10.6 22.1 3.7 2.3 2.5 6.5 1.6

Jul 2011

4.5 8.3 10.1 21.7 4.1 2.3 2.5 6.0 1.6

Aug 2011

4.4 7.6 11.2 17.2 3.9 2.7 3.8 7.1 1.7

Sep 2011

4.5 7.9 10.6 19.5 3.9 2.6 3.1 7.7 1.7

Oct 2011

3.7 6.4 8.3 14.0 3.7 2.2 2.3 7.1 1.5

Nov 2011

3.7 5.8 7.7 13.1 3.4 2.4 2.8 6.6 1.7

Dec 2011

3.2 4.7 5.7 9.2 3.1 2.3 2.3 6.7 1.8

Jan 2012

3.1 4.0 5.1 7.3 2.9 2.4 3.1 5.8 1.7

Feb 2012

2.8 3.3 1.2 7.2 2.6 2.4 3.4 5.6 1.7

Mar 2012

2.4 2.8 2.6 3.7 2.6 2.0 2.5 4.6 1.5

Apr 2012

2.0 1.6 1.9 -0.2 2.2 2.1 2.7 4.4 1.6

May 2012

1.6 0.5 2.7 -5.7 2.0 2.2 3.0 3.5 1.6

Jun 2012

1.3 0.1 2.2 -5.8 1.5 1.9 2.8 3.7 1.4

Jul 2012

1.0 -0.1 3.0 -6.6 1.3 1.6 2.6 3.2 1.1

Aug 2012

1.2 1.4 3.1 0.5 1.3 1.0 0.4 3.1 1.1

Sep 2012

1.5 1.7 2.9 2.6 1.1 1.3 0.9 2.9 1.4

Oct 2012

1.9 2.1 3.8 3.6 1.1 1.8 2.6 3.3 1.3

Nov 2012

1.7 1.1 3.6 -1.8 1.3 2.0 3.4 2.9 1.2

Dec 2012

1.9 1.4 4.1 -1.3 1.4 2.2 3.8 2.7 1.4

Jan 2013

1.6 1.3 4.1 -1.1 1.2 1.8 2.8 2.3 1.3

Feb 2013

1.6 1.5 3.3 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.5

Mar 2013

1.3 0.7 3.7 -2.9 1.1 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.8

Apr 2013

0.9 0.1 2.2 -4.4 1.0 1.4 1.6 0.0 1.5

May 2013

0.9 1.1 3.5 -0.7 0.9 0.9 -0.6 -0.3 1.7

Jun 2013

1.7 1.9 3.2 3.1 1.2 1.4 0.7 0.7 1.9

Jul 2013

2.0 1.8 2.2 3.6 1.1 2.0 2.1 1.6 2.0

Aug 2013

1.7 0.7 0.5 0.0 0.9 2.2 2.8 1.4 2.0

Sep 2013

1.1 -0.2 -0.3 -3.6 0.9 1.8 2.2 0.8 1.8

Oct 2013

1.3 -0.2 -0.2 -3.9 1.0 2.0 2.0 0.6 2.1

Nov 2013

1.1 0.4 -0.9 -1.1 1.0 1.5 0.8 0.3 2.1

Dec 2013

1.2 0.8 -0.8 0.9 1.3 1.3 -0.4 2.0 2.0

Jan 2014

1.3 1.1 -0.7 1.1 1.6 1.3 0.2 1.0 2.0

Feb 2014

1.2 0.6 0.7 -2.0 1.4 1.6 1.2 0.7 1.9

Mar 2014

1.6 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.8 1.5 1.2 2.0

Apr 2014

1.8 2.5 5.1 3.8 1.4 1.6 0.7 2.7 1.8

May 2014

2.1 2.0 3.6 2.5 1.4 2.2 3.0 3.2 1.7

Jun 2014

1.8 2.2 3.8 3.1 1.5 1.7 1.4 2.9 1.6

Jul 2014

1.9 2.0 3.6 2.4 1.6 2.0 2.3 2.6 1.6

Aug 2014

1.9 1.8% 1.7 3.8 0.5 1.6 2.0 2.0 2.7 1.8

Sep 2014

1.6 1.7 1.5 3.9 -0.5 1.7 1.6 1.1 2.6 1.6

Oct 2014

1.5 1.5 1.0 4.3 -3.8 1.7 1.9 2.8 1.8 1.4

Nov 2014

1.3 1.5 0.4 4.4 -5.9 1.5 1.8 2.3 2.3 1.3

Dec 2014

0.9 1.3 -1.2 4.4 -13.2 1.1 2.1 4.0 0.8 1.4

Jan 2015

0.0 1.0 -3.6 2.6 -22.3 0.7 2.0 4.2 0.6 1.0

Feb 2015

-0.5 0.8 -4.1 0.6 -22.4 0.5 1.2 1.9 0.0 1.0

Mar 2015

-0.9 0.7 -4.5 -1.6 -22.0 0.6 0.9 1.4 -0.9 0.8

Apr 2015

-1.1 0.8 -5.5 -4.5 -24.0 0.4 1.2 1.8 -1.9 1.2

May 2015

-0.8 0.7 -4.0 -3.0 -19.0 0.5 0.8 0.8 -2.0 1.2

Jun 2015

-0.5 0.8 -3.7 -2.7 -18.2 0.7 1.1 1.7 -2.1 1.3

Jul 2015

-0.7 0.9 -3.8 -3.3 -17.9 0.5 0.8 0.8 -2.2 1.3

Aug 2015

-1.0 0.6 -4.3 -2.6 -19.9 0.4 0.7 1.0 -3.4 1.1

Sep 2015

-1.1 0.5 -5.1 -3.0 -23.6 0.2 0.9 2.0 -3.2 1.0

Oct 2015

-1.4 0.4 -4.8 -4.2 -21.4 -0.1 0.3 -0.2 -2.9 0.9

Nov 2015

-1.3 0.2 -4.4 -4.3 -19.2 -0.1 0.4 0.4 -2.7 0.7

Dec 2015

-1.1 0.3 -3.8 -5.2 -16.4 -0.1 0.2 0.0 -3.5 0.8

Jan 2016

0.0 0.8 -2.4 -3.5 -11.1 0.0 1.2 1.1 -2.3 1.7

Feb 2016

0.1 0.9 -2.8 -2.0 -15.4 0.2 1.6 2.3 -2.0 1.7

Mar 2016

-0.1 0.9 -2.8 -2.5 -15.4 0.3 1.3 1.4 -1.9 1.8

Apr 2016

0.2 1.0 -2.0 -2.1 -12.3 0.6 1.2 1.6 -1.9 1.6

May 2016

0.0 1.0 -2.5 -2.5 -13.9 0.6 1.4 1.9 -2.5 1.5

Jun 2016

0.2 1.0 -2.2 -2.4 -11.6 0.5 1.5 2.2 -2.5 1.6

Jul 2016

0.0 1.0 -2.2 -2.6 -11.4 0.5 1.1 0.6 -1.9 1.7

Aug 2016

0.0 1.2 -1.9 -4.1 -10.0 0.8 1.0 0.3 -1.4 1.7

Sep 2016

0.6 1.3 -0.4 -3.1 -2.9 0.9 1.4 0.8 -1.8 1.9

Oct 2016

1.1 1.5 0.4 -3.2 0.5 1.2 1.6 1.3 -0.9 2.1

Nov 2016

1.3 1.8 0.5 -3.5 0.2 1.5 1.7 1.4 -0.4 2.2

Dec 2016

1.7 1.8 1.9 -1.6 6.3 1.7 1.6 1.0 1.1 2.0

Jan 2017

1.7 1.7 3.1 -2.1 13.7 2.0 1.1 0.4 1.0 1.5

Feb 2017

2.0 1.8 4.0 -1.4 19.2 2.1 1.0 -0.4 1.7 1.6

Mar 2017

2.2 1.8 4.1 0.6 15.3 2.4 1.3 0.9 0.6 1.5

Apr 2017

2.5 2.0 4.1 2.2 14.1 2.4 1.7 1.1 1.7 1.9

May 2017

2.3 2.1 2.9 1.0 7.9 2.2 2.0 1.7 2.0 2.2

Jun 2017

1.9 2.1 2.2 1.1 3.8 2.1 1.7 0.6 2.2 2.2

Jul 2017

2.0 2.0 2.3 1.6 3.9 2.0 1.9 1.6 1.3 2.1

Aug 2017

2.4 1.9 3.1 2.3 8.3 2.1 2.2 2.8 1.7 1.9

Sep 2017

2.6 2.1 3.4 1.6 10.7 2.2 2.1 2.1 3.5 1.9

Oct 2017

2.8 2.4 3.2 2.6 7.9 2.3 2.4 2.6 3.5 2.2

Nov 2017

3.0 2.4 4.2 3.2 12.5 2.4 2.3 2.1 3.9 2.3

Dec 2017

2.5 2.3 3.5 2.0 10.1 2.2 2.1 1.8 2.3 2.3

Jan 2018

2.6 2.5 3.2 1.9 8.7 2.1 2.2 1.4 2.3 2.6

Feb 2018

2.8 2.7 3.1 0.6 9.0 2.2 2.7 2.6 3.1 2.7

Mar 2018

2.9 2.9 3.3 1.9 8.6 2.3 2.8 1.8 4.9 3.0

Apr 2018

2.7 2.6 3.0 -0.6 9.4 2.2 2.5 1.7 4.5 2.5

May 2018

3.1 2.7 4.3 0.6 15.9 2.5 2.4 1.4 5.0 2.6

Jun 2018

3.3 2.7 4.4 -1.1 17.5 2.6 2.7 2.4 5.6 2.5

Jul 2018

3.4 3.0 4.4 -1.3 17.0 2.8 2.7 2.0 6.2 2.7

Aug 2018

3.0 3.0 3.9 -1.1 13.9 2.8 2.5 1.2 5.8 2.7

Sep 2018

2.7 3.1 3.4 -1.2 10.0 2.8 2.5 0.9 6.1 2.8

Oct 2018

3.1 3.0 3.8 -0.6 12.6 2.7 2.6 1.6 6.6 2.7

Nov 2018

2.6 2.9 2.6 0.4 4.1 2.7 2.6 2.0 6.4 2.6

Dec 2018

2.6 2.8 1.6 2.8 -3.1 2.6 3.0 3.1 6.5 2.6

Jan 2019

1.9 2.6 0.6 1.3 -7.4 2.5 2.6 2.5 6.4 2.1

Feb 2019

1.9 2.4 0.7 1.6 -6.5 2.3 2.4 2.4 4.5 2.2

Mar 2019

2.0 2.2 1.2 0.0 -0.9 2.1 2.3 2.7 3.6 2.0

Apr 2019

2.4 2.4 1.7 1.2 1.2 1.9 2.7 3.3 3.9 2.3

May 2019

2.1 2.4 0.8 0.6 -2.2 1.6 2.7 2.7 3.9 2.5

Jun 2019

1.6 2.1 0.0 2.3 -6.8 1.3 2.3 2.2 3.1 2.3

Jul 2019

1.6 1.9 0.3 2.6 -5.3 1.2 2.3 2.7 2.9 2.1

Aug 2019

1.9 1.9 -0.1 2.3 -6.7 1.0 2.7 3.9 2.5 2.2

Sep 2019

1.5 1.7 -0.5 2.7 -8.4 0.9 2.3 3.2 1.1 2.0

Oct 2019

1.0 1.5 -0.6 3.2 -8.8 0.7 1.9 2.2 0.9 1.8

Nov 2019

1.0 1.4 0.2 3.4 -4.4 0.6 1.4 0.8 0.1 1.8

Dec 2019

1.3 1.5 1.1 0.9 3.3 0.6 1.3 0.4 2.6 1.6

Jan 2020

2.1 1.5 1.8 2.7 6.2 0.7 2.0 2.0 0.8 2.1

Feb 2020

1.3 1.4 0.5 1.1 0.2 0.5 1.5 1.3 0.9 1.8

Mar 2020

0.7 1.0 -1.2 0.8 -10.3 0.5 1.5 2.4 -2.4 1.5

From March 2019 to March 2020, producer prices for final demand goods decreased 1.2 percent. This decrease can be attributed to a 10.3-percent drop in prices for final demand energy. For the year ended March 2020, prices for final demand goods less foods and energy advanced 0.5 percent, the same as for the year ended February 2020.

Producer prices for final demand services increased 1.5 percent for the year ended March 2020, the same increase as for the year ended February 2020. Prices for final demand trade services increased 2.4 percent for the 12 months ended March 2020, while prices for transportation and warehousing services decreased 2.4 percent. Prices for final demand services less trade, transportation, and warehousing increased 1.5 percent.

These data are from the Producer Price Indexes program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "Producer Price Indexes — March 2020." All producer price indexes are subject to revision once, 4 months after original publication; these revisions reflect late reports and corrections by respondents. Producer price indexes measure prices U.S. producers receive for goods, services, and construction. Also see Charts related to the latest "U.S. Producer Price Indexes" news release.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Producer prices for final demand rose 0.7 percent for the year ended March 2020 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/producer-prices-for-final-demand-rose-0-point-7-percent-for-the-year-ended-march-2020.htm (visited September 24, 2020).

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