Producer Price Index (PPI)

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BBC News  Apr 9  Comment 
Consumers made more than a million complaints about PPI mis-selling in the second half of 2013, but the flood of gripes is slowing.
Times Online  Apr 9  Comment 
The number of customers complaining about payment protection insurance has declined for the first time since 2009, suggesting that the...
Daily FX  Apr 2  Comment 
The British Pound is hoping to find a lifeline in a UK Construction PMI uptick while the Euro is likely to look past another drop on the regional PPI gauge.
guardian.co.uk  Mar 25  Comment 
Customers of taxpayer-owned Lloyds bank who were mis-sold PPI policies are not getting all of their money back, BBC claims
WA Business News  Mar 17  Comment 
Queensland-based infrastructure services company Cardno has bought oil and gas engineering consulting firm PPI Technology Services for $US145 million.
New York Times  Mar 14  Comment 
A report showed that inflation remained low because businesses struggled to raise prices in light of unemployment and weak wage growth.     
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FX Street  Mar 14  Comment 
Rates Yesterday, global core bonds eventually eked out additional gains as a new bout of risk... For more information, read our latest forex news and reports.
Times Online  Mar 13  Comment 
Home Retail Group, the owner of Argos and Homebase, has been dragged into the payment protection insurance mis-selling scandal after...




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The Producer Price Index (PPI) measures prices at the producer level (the cost of raw materials to companies that produce goods). PPI is a family of indexes that measures the average change in selling prices received by domestic producers of goods and services over time. PPIs measure price change from the perspective of the seller. The PPI publication includes data on the month-over-month, quarter-over-quarter, and year-over-year changes in PPI, input prices and output prices. It sometimes excludes food and energy prices in its computation because prices of these goods are usually volatile.

The market is interested in 2 things contained in the PPI report: how fast the prices are rising and whether producers are passing along any price increases to the consumers. which ppi The PPI looks at three areas of production: industry-based, commodity-based, and stage-of-processing-based companies.

Also see the Consumer Price Index.

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