Bob Richardson

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released January 2018 Producer Price Indexes (PPI) today. The PPI for all commodities increased by 0.7% from December ’17 to January ’18 on a seasonally unadjusted basis. Prices for the Farm products, Processed Foods & Feeds group declined 0.1% from December ’17 to January ’18, while Industrial commodities rose 0.9% over the same one month period. Metals and metal products also rose 1.8% over the last month, while Chemicals & Allied Products rose 0.4% during this time. The top 10 gainers are listed by PPI category in the table below:

BLS PPI Resources & Links

PPI Table 9 - December 2018 PPI Table 11 - December 2018 Good LIFO Candidates by Industry LIFO Election Benefit Analysis IPIC LIFO Method Advantages