Headline Producer Prices Fall 0.2 per cent, Below Expectations

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UPDATE:Producer prices declined unexpectedly in April, new data out of the Bureau of labour Statistics shows.

Headline PPI fell 0.2 per cent during the month, below expectations for no change.

Excluding the more volatile categories of food and energy, producer prices increased in line with estimates at 0.2 per cent.

Below, key output from the report (click to enlarge).

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Photo: Bureau of labour Statistics

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Photo: Bureau of labour Statistics

ORIGINAL:

Minutes away from the first of two major economic announcements of the day: the Producer Price Index.

Here’s what economists are looking for:

Headline PPI: 0% Change

PPI Ex Food & Energy: 0.2% Increase

PPI (yoy): 2.1% Increase

PPI Ex Food & Energy (yoy): 2.8% Increase

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The announcement is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. EST.

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