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Cigarette Prices Surge

Producer prices were up 0.4% on the month and 1.2% on the year in December. This was pretty much in line with expectations for a 0.4% month-over-month and 1.1% year-over-year rise. Meanwhile, core PPI (ex food and energy) was up 0.3% on the month and 1.4% on the year. This […]
Cigarette Prices Surge
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CORE PRODUCER PRICES CLIMB MORE THAN EXPECTED

Core inflation for October climbed0.2%. Analysts were expecting a gain of 0.1%. Headline inflation, which includes food and energy, came in in-line, falling -0.2%. Prices for passenger cars climbed 1.7%. Finished energy goods prices fell 1.5%. Intermediate components prices fell -0.4% in October, the largest decline since a -0.6% drop […]
CORE PRODUCER PRICES CLIMB MORE THAN EXPECTED
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Inflation Cooled Off In November

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Balloon_over_Luxor_-_Egypt.jpg”] The November producer price index (PPI) fell by 0.8 per cent, which was a bit more than the 0.5 per cent expected by economists.Click Here For Updates >
Inflation Cooled Off In November
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What Tonight’s Chinese Inflation Data Will Tell Us About The Economy

[credit provider=”AP Photos/Andy Wong” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=china%20pork&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1352433962&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=62ef40f6aedd46ae8ed316f1e6cf8e97&dbm=PY2009&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Consumer and producer prices for November are out at 8:30 p.m. ET. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect consumer prices to rise 2.1 per cent, and producer prices to fall 2 per cent.Bank of America’s Ting Lu expects consumer prices to rise 2.1 per cent because […]
What Tonight’s Chinese Inflation Data Will Tell Us About The Economy
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A Huge Spike In Egg Prices Caused Inflation To Heat Up

[credit provider=”Flickr / pietroizzo” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/pietroizzo/3514192452/in/photostream/”] Inflation burdened food producers this summer, as food and energy prices increased some 1.7 per cent.But the most surprising part of the new BLS report was one commodity you don’t often see in headlines: eggs.
A Huge Spike In Egg Prices Caused Inflation To Heat Up
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Producer Prices Come In A Bit Higher Than Expected

[credit provider=”MoneyBlogNewz / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/moneyblognewz/5264113065/”] The July producer price index came in at 0.3 per cent, which was a bit higher than economists’ expectation for a 0.2 per cent climb.Core PPI, which excludes food and energy, increased by 0.4 per cent, which was also higher than the 0.2 per cent […]
Producer Prices Come In A Bit Higher Than Expected
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Producer Price Index Falls, But Core PPI Tops Economist Expectations

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=general%20motors%20assembly%20line&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1322056353&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=0e24a8fb8a854d998e82e1d7643cd740&dbm=PY2011&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Update:
Producer Price Index Falls, But Core PPI Tops Economist Expectations
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The 10 Worst Hyper-Inflation Horror-Stories Of The Past Century

[credit provider=”Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum Történeti Fényképtára, Budapest” url=”http://mek.oszk.hu/01900/01906/html/index1433.html”] Inflation numbers have been heating up. U.S. PPI just came in higher than expected at 0.8%.  UK’s CPI also jumped. In India and China, food inflation has been stubbornly high.Hyperinflation is more of an extreme. Over the weekend, John Mauldin wrote that […]
The 10 Worst Hyper-Inflation Horror-Stories Of The Past Century
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JUST OUT: August Producer Prices Barely Rise

[credit provider=”Dave Parker via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveparker/5906407693/”] Headline PPI was unchanged versus the expectation of -0.1%.Core PPI–excluding food and energy–increased 0.1% versus the expectation of 0.2%.
JUST OUT: August Producer Prices Barely Rise
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Producer Price Index – Will inflation stop retail?

Companies’ cost of production is going up, up and away! Who gets stuck with those bills? Well, it’s us, the consumers. Many companies have stated they plan to pass those costs onto the end customer. Today’s Producer Price Index data gives us a good indication of what’s going on at […]
Producer Price Index – Will inflation stop retail?