US wholesale prices rise 0.6% in March, lifted by gas costs

Business 04/11/19, 07:37

U.S. wholesale prices increased in March by the most since last fall, driven largely by more expensive gas and electricity.The Labor Department said Thursday that the producer price index, which measures price changes before they reach consumers, rose 0.6% in March after falling in three of the previous four months. ...

US wholesale prices ticked up 0.1 percent in February

Business 03/13/19, 07:48

U.S. wholesale prices barely increased last month after falling for three straight months, a sign there is little inflation pressure in the economy.The producer price index — which measures price changes before they reach the consumer — rose 0.1 percent in February, the Labor Department said Wednesday. It slipped 0.1 ...

US wholesale prices dip 0.1 percent in January

Business 02/14/19, 08:55

U.S. wholesale prices fell for a second straight month in January as energy costs fell sharply again. The monthly declines were more evidence that inflation remains under control.The Labor Department said Thursday that producer prices, which track changes before they reach the consumer, dipped 0.1 percent in January, matching the ...

US wholesale prices fell 0.2 percent in December

Business 01/15/19, 09:20

U.S. wholesale prices fell last month, dragged down by a steep drop in gas costs, suggesting that inflation will remain tame in the coming months.The Labor Department said Tuesday that the producer price index — which tracks cost changes before they reach the consumer — fell 0.2 percent in December ...

US wholesale prices rise 0.1 pct., a sign inflation in check

Business 12/11/18, 08:33

U.S. wholesale prices barely rose last month as a sharp decline in the cost of gas offset pricier freight trucking services and mobile phone plans.The Labor Department said Tuesday that the producer price index — which tracks cost changes before they reach the consumer — increased 0.1 percent in November ...

US wholesale prices jump 0.6 percent, most in 6 years

Business 11/09/18, 09:52

U.S. wholesale prices rose by the most in six years last month, led higher by more expensive gas, food, and chemicals.The Labor Department said Friday that the producer price index — which measures price increases before they reach the consumer — leapt 0.6 percent in October, after a smaller 0.2 ...

US wholesale prices rose just 0.2 percent in September

Business 10/10/18, 08:43

U.S. wholesale prices rose a mild 0.2 percent last month, held down by lower food and energy prices, suggesting that inflation remains in check despite the economy's robust growth.The Labor Department says its producer price index — which measures inflation before it reaches consumers — rose 2.6 percent compared with ...

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