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Thu May 12, 2022, 10:57 AM

US Producer Prices Rise More Than Forecast in Sign of Persistent Inflation

Source: Bloomberg

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US Producer Prices Rise More Than Forecast in Sign of Persistent Inflation

-- PPI rose 11% in April from a year ago, 0.5% from prior month
-- Goods inflation led the increase, including cars, diesel, eggs

ByOlivia Rockeman
May 12, 2022, 8:32 AM EDTUpdated onMay 12, 2022, 9:40 AM EDT

@livrockeman

Prices paid to US producers rose at a solid pace in April, signaling that elevated consumer inflation could persist for longer than expected, keeping the Federal Reserve geared toward aggressive rate hikes.

The producer price index for final demand increased 11% from April of last year and 0.5% from the prior month, driven by goods, Labor Department data showed Thursday. That followed sizable upward revisions to the March figures.

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Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-12/us-producer-prices-rose-by-more-than-forecast-in-april



No, wholesale prices did not rise 11% in April.

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/12/wholesale-inflation-rose-11percent-in-april-as-producer-prices-keep-accelerating.html

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Wholesale inflation rose 11% in April as producer prices keep accelerating

PUBLISHED THU, MAY 12 20228:34 AM EDT * UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

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KEY POINTS
-- Producer prices at the wholesale level rose 11% over the past year and 0.5% in April alone, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday.
-- Weekly jobless claims were little changed, but continuing claims fell to their lowest level since January 1970.

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mahatmakanejeeves May 12 OP
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 10:58 AM

1. Transportation costs are the most immediate contributor

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 11:27 AM

2. Companies I deal with or did

Are passing costs along to consumers. Fuel surcharge, prices on products. Wondering when that wage hike is going to happen? Probably never, as inflation is bad enough with the price of goods going up. They'll say.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 11:36 AM

3. Come on, we know it's transitory, temporary, a hoax, greedflation . . . . . .

 

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 11:52 AM

4. The core inflation number yesterday was terrible.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 12:24 PM

5. CORE PPI: April: +0.6% (March:+0.9%), 12 months: +6.9%,

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/12/wholesale-inflation-rose-11percent-in-april-as-producer-prices-keep-accelerating.html

Excluding food, energy and trade services, core PPI rose 0.6% in April and 6.9% from a year ago, the latter a decline from 7.1% last month.

Yes, I know, we all need food and energy to live, but anyway, for those interested in the core numbers

Back to the regular PPI:
Gas and groceries have been responsible for much of the inflation surge, with indexes tracking the two sectors up a respective 1.7% and 1.5% in April, according to the PPI data.

The gasoline index fell 3.2%, during April when prices at the pump eased. However, that trend has since reversed, with gas prices back around record highs.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu May 12, 2022, 12:44 PM

6. Higher demand coupled with supply chain disruptions.

Classic supply and demand driven inflation.

Iím not too bent out of shape by it.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #6)

Fri May 13, 2022, 11:23 AM

7. Inflation is by far the top concern in poll after poll

Looks like most voters agree that it is a big issue

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