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 United States: Producer Price Index

Updated:4/11/2014 8:40 AM
Actual:0.5%
Analyst:Arijit Dutta in West Chester

First Take
Producer prices jumped 0.5% in March, reversing sharply from the 0.1% decline in the previous month. Strong gains in wholesale and retail margins drove the headline increase. Finished goods prices were unchanged, underperforming the forecast and consensus as a sharp decline in finished energy goods prices negated strong gains in the finished foods index. The year-ago change in overall producer prices increased to a still-moderate 1.4% rate.

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