Producer Price Index (PPI)

RECENT NEWS  Aug 31  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Hungary's producer price inflation slowed in July after accelerating in the previous month, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Monday. The producer price index rose 0.3 percent year-over-year in...  Aug 28  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Greece's producer prices declined for the thirteenth straight month in July at a steepest rate in six months, figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Friday. The overall producer price index fell 6.7...  Aug 27  Comment 
MALTA (dpa-AFX) - Malta's producer prices continued to decline in July, but at a slower pace than in the previous month, figures from the National Statistics Office showed Thursday. The industrial producer price index fell 1.80 percent...  Aug 21  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Latvia's producer prices declined at a faster pace in July, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Friday. The producer price index fell 0.9 percent year-over-year in July, following a 0.3 percent decrease in...  Aug 20  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - At 2:00 am ET Thursday, Destatis is slated to release Germany's producer prices for July. Producer prices are forecast to drop 1.3 percent on a yearly basis in July after decreasing 1.4 percent in June. Ahead of the...  Aug 18  Comment 
LISBON (dpa-AFX) - Portugal's producer prices continued to decline in July and at a faster pace than in the previous month, figures from Statistics Portugal showed Tuesday. The producer price index fell 2.5 percent year-over-year in July,...  Aug 7  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - The U.S. producer price index for July is set for release at 8:30 am ET Friday. Ahead of the data, the greenback slipped against its major rivals. The greenback was valued at 1.1171 against the euro, 1.5631 against the...
BBC News  Jul 31  Comment 
Lloyds Banking Group's claims bill for PPI tops £13bn as it sets aside a further £1.4bn to compensate customers.  Jul 30  Comment 
Analysts estimate financial services industry could now have to repay £33bn - on top of the £20bn paid out over mis-selling The UK financial services industry could be facing a £33bn compensation bill for failing to disclose commission...
Financial Times  Jul 27  Comment 
Bank is forecast to report a doubling of statutory profits to about £2bn despite compensation bill


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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