Producer Price Index (PPI)

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SeekingAlpha  May 15  Comment 
Mondo Visione  Apr 14  Comment 
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today fined Clydesdale Bank Plc (Clydesdale) £20,678,300 for serious failings in its Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) complaint handling processes between May 2011 and July 2013.  This is the largest...
Benzinga  Mar 24  Comment 
GBP/USD is trading lower at 1.4912, down 0.0033. Trading is active and slightly weak. Chatter about UK CPI and PPI data is making the rounds. UK February Output PPI was +0.1 percent month-on-month and down -1.8 percent year-on-year vs -1.9...
New York Times  Mar 13  Comment 
The Labor Department said that its Producer Price Index for final demand declined 0.5 percent as profit margins in the services sector, especially gasoline stations, were squeezed, and transportation and warehousing costs fell.
Wall Street Journal  Mar 13  Comment 
A gauge of U.S. business prices fell in February for the fourth consecutive month in the latest sign of weak inflationary pressures across the U.S. economy.
BBC News  Mar 3  Comment 
The bill for the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI) by the five biggest banks in the UK has now reached a total of £24.4bn.
New York Times  Feb 18  Comment 
The Labor Department said its price index fell 0.8 percent in January on plunging energy costs, pointing to benign inflation in the near term.
USAToday.com  Feb 18  Comment 
Labor Dept. producer price index falls 0.8% in January, pulled down by 24% drop in gasoline
Financial Times  Jan 30  Comment 
Financial watchdog will review handling of mis-selling complaints




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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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