November 2023 CPI Release Highlights

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released November 2023 Consumer Price Index (CPI) today. Highlights are as follows (all indexes are on a seasonally unadjusted basis): All items decreased 0.2% in the last month and increased 3.1% in the last twelve months Food at home fell 0.5% from October and increased 1.7% since November 2022 […]

2023 Updated PPI Table 9 Category Name File Released

LIFOPro has completed the annual updates to the Excel file used by LIFOPro clients for populating BLS PPI Table 9 category names via VLOOKUP formulas in their inventory detail files. LIFOPro clients should use the email received containing the Complete Table 9 PPI Category Name file download link to obtain the updated file (feel free […]

October 2023 PPI Release Highlights

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released October Producer Price Indexes (PPI) today. Highlights are as follows (all indexes on a seasonally unadjusted basis): Farm products fell 3.7% in the last month and decreased 14.3% in the last twelve months Processed foods + feeds decreased 0.6% from September and rose 0.9% since October 2022 Textile […]

October 2023 CPI Release Highlights

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released October 2023 Consumer Price Index (CPI) today. Highlights are as follows (all indexes are on a seasonally unadjusted basis): All items saw no change in the last month and increased 3.2% in the last twelve months Food at home increased 0.3% from September and increased 2.1% since October […]

LIFO Financial Reporting Disclosure Requirements & Alternatives

What Rules Exist Regarding LIFO Disclosures for Financial Reporting Purposes? The IRS tax law commonly referred to as the “LIFO conformity rule” is the authoritative guidance that prescribes the financial report and statement requirements for companies that use the LIFO method (assuming financial reports or statements are issued to external parties; these rules are not […]

Exploring Interim LIFO Estimate Approaches

Why do companies perform interim LIFO estimates? The dollar-value LIFO method is a calculation designed to be performed annually or one time each reporting period (this is the method used by the vast majority of companies using LIFO). Furthermore, IRS Regs. prescribes for LIFO to be applied annually & never mentions performing interim LIFO estimates […]

September 2023 CPI Release Highlights

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released September 2023 Consumer Price Index (CPI) today. Highlights are as follows (all indexes are on a seasonally unadjusted basis): All items increased 0.2% in the last month and rose 3.7% in the last twelve months Food at home increased 0.1% from August and increased 2.4% since September 2022 […]

The LIFOPro Difference

Our Clients Stay on LIFO Far Longer than Non-clients An internally developed study of publicly traded companies found that LIFOPro clients are far more likely to remain on LIFO than non-clients. More specifically, as of the 2011 year-end, there were 318 publicly traded companies on LIFO. Of the 318 companies were on LIFO as of […]

September 2023 PPI Release Highlights

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released September Producer Price Indexes (PPI) today. Highlights are as follows (all indexes on a seasonally unadjusted basis): Farm products rose 0.3% in the last month and decreased 10.8% in the last twelve months Processed foods + feeds increased 0.9% from August and rose 0.6% since September 2022 Textile […]

August 2023 PPI Release Highlights

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released August Producer Price Indexes (PPI) today. Highlights are as follows (all indexes on a seasonally unadjusted basis): Farm products decreased 4.3% in the last month and decreased 11.8% in the last twelve months Processed foods + feeds increased 0.2% from July and fell 0.8% since August 2022 Textile […]

August 2023 CPI Release Highlights

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released August 2023 Consumer Price Index (CPI) today. Highlights are as follows (all indexes are on a seasonally unadjusted basis): All items increased 0.4% in the last month and rose 3.7% in the last twelve months Food at home increased 0.2% from July and increased 4.3% since August 2022 […]

July 2023 PPI Release Highlights

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released July Producer Price Indexes (PPI) today. Highlights are as follows (all indexes on a seasonally unadjusted basis): Farm products decreased 2.9% in the last month and decreased 10.4% in the last twelve months Processed foods + feeds increased 0.3% from June and fell 0.2% since July 2022 Textile […]