Producer Prices Rise Again Driven By Surge In Energy Costs

If low oil pries are great for America "unequivocally," then the continued surge in Energy costs (+2.4% MoM in June) must be [fill in the blank]? PPI Final Demand rose 0.4% MoM - near the fatest pace in 3 years (beating expectations of a 0.2% rise) but fell 0.7% YoY. The huge gap between core and headline PPI continues to grow with PPI Ex Food and Energy rising 0.8% YoY, its first acceleration in 2015.

 

PPI Final Demand rises MoM once again at near the fastest pace in 3 years

 

PPI Ex Food and Energy saw its YoY rise from the previous month for the first time this year...

 

The breakdown is as follows...

 

Final demand goods: The index for final demand goods moved up 0.7 percent in June after rising 1.3 percent a month earlier. Almost 60 percent of the broad-based advance in June is attributable to prices for final demand energy, which climbed 2.4 percent. The indexes for final demand goods less foods and energy and for final demand foods increased 0.4 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively.

Product detail: Thirty percent of the June advance in prices for final demand goods can be traced to the gasoline index, which rose 4.3 percent. Prices for chicken eggs, pharmaceutical preparations, residential electric power, residential natural gas, and cigarettes also moved higher. In contrast, the index for fresh and dry vegetables fell 6.0 percent. Prices for liquefied petroleum gas and electronic computers also decreased.

Final demand services: The index for final demand services moved up 0.3 percent in June following no change in May. Over half of the broad-based advance can be traced to a 0.2-percent increase in the index for final demand services less trade, transportation, and warehousing. Margins for final demand trade services rose 0.2 percent, and the index for final demand transportation and warehousing services advanced 0.6 percent. (Trade indexes measure changes in margins received by wholesalers and retailers.)

Product detail: Thirty percent of the June increase in the index for final demand services can be attributed to prices for loan services (partial), which climbed 2.4 percent. The indexes for machinery and equipment wholesaling, fuels and lubricants retailing, truck transportation of freight, deposit services (partial), and portfolio management also moved higher. Conversely, margins for food and alcohol wholesaling declined 3.7 percent. The indexes for traveler accommodation services and passenger car rental also declined

 

Charts: Bloomberg