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PRODUCER PRICES

The producer price index for all finished goods fell 0.8 percent in May. Prices of finished consumer foods rose 1.5 percent, while prices of other finished consumer goods also fell 0.8 percent. Capital equipment prices rose 0.3 percent.

[GRAPHIC OMITTED][1982=100; monthly data seasonally adjusted]

Finished goods

Finished goods excluding

consumer foods

Consumer goods

Total

fin- Con-

Period ished sumer Total Total Durable

goods foods

1994 125.5 126.8 125.1 121.6 130.9

1995 127.9 129.0 127.5 124.0 132.7

1996 131.3 133.6 130.5 127.6 134.2

1997 131.8 134.5 130.9 128.2 133.7

1998 130.7 134.3 129.5 126.4 132.9

1999 133.0 135.1 132.3 130.5 133.0

2000 138.0 137.2 138.1 138.4 133.9

2001 140.7 141.3 140.4 141.4 134.0

2002 138.9 140.1 138.3 138.8 133.0

2003 143.3 145.9 142.4 144.7 133.1

2003: May 141.9 144.5 141.0 142.8 132.7

June 142.7 145.1 141.8 144.0 132.5

July 142.8 144.7 142.1 144.3 132.7

Aug 143.5 145.8 142.6 145.0 132.9

Sept 143.8 147.5 142.6 145.0 132.8

Oct 144.7 150.5 143.0 145.4 133.9

Nov 144.5 150.1 142.8 145.0 134.0

Dec 144.8 150.4 143.1 145.6 133.5

2004: Jan (r) 145.7 148.4 144.8 148.0 133.8

Feb 145.8 148.6 144.9 147.9 133.8

Mar 146.6 150.8 145.3 148.4 134.6

Apr 147.6 152.9 146.0 149.4 134.2

May 148.8 155.2 146.9 150.6 135.1

Finished goods Intermediate materials

Finished goods

excluding consumer

foods

Consu-

mer

goods

Total

fin-

Non- Capital ished Foods

Period durable equip- con Total and Other

ment sumer feeds (1)

goods

1994 116.2 134.1 123.3 118.5 114.8 118.7

1995 118.8 136.7 125.6 124.9 114.8 125.5

1996 123.3 138.3 129.5 125.7 128.1 125.6

1997 124.3 138.2 130.2 125.6 125.4 125.7

1998 122.2 137.6 128.9 123.0 116.2 123.4

1999 127.9 137.6 132.0 123.2 111.1 123.9

2000 138.7 138.8 138.2 129.2 111.7 130.1

2001 142.8 139.7 141.5 129.7 115.9 130.5

2002 139.8 139.1 139.4 127.8 115.5 128.5

2003 148.4 139.5 145.3 133.7 125.9 134.2

2003: May 145.8 139.2 143.5 132.3 123.0 132.9

June 147.6 139.2 144.5 133.1 125.2 133.6

July 148.0 139.4 144.6 133.3 124.1 133.9

Aug 148.9 139.7 145.5 134.1 124.4 134.6

Sept 149.0 139.6 146.0 134.0 127.8 134.4

Oct 149.0 140.0 147.1 134.4 131.3 134.6

Nov 148.5 140.1 146.7 134.4 134.7 134.5

Dec 149.5 139.9 147.2 134.9 134.3 135.0

2004: Jan (r) 152.9 140.2 148.4 136.1 132.5 136.4

Feb 152.8 140.5 148.3 137.2 133.0 137.5

Mar 153.1 140.9 149.3 138.2 136.8 138.4

Apr 154.8 140.9 150.7 140.1 143.7 140.1

May 156.1 141.3 152.2 141.7 148.0 141.5

Crude materials

Food-

stuffs

Period Total and Other

feed-

stuffs

1994 101.8 106.5 94.8

1995 102.7 105.8 96.8

1996 113.8 121.5 104.5

1997 111.1 112.2 106.4

1998 96.8 103.9 88.4

1999 98.2 98.7 94.3

2000 120.6 100.2 130.4

2001 121.0 106.1 126.8

2002 108.1 99.5 111.4

2003 135.3 113.5 148.2

2003: May 130.1 109.7 142.1

June 135.7 108.8 152.7

July 131.9 106.1 148.2

Aug 130.6 110.0 142.6

Sept 134.1 117.7 142.8

Oct 137.9 127.7 141.4

Nov 137.9 126.9 142.1

Dec 142.6 127.3 150.1

2004: Jan (r) 148.4 118.7 167.1

Feb 148.9 122.7 164.8

Mar 149.9 131.4 159.6

Apr 154.4 136.2 163.7

May 158.7 140.5 167.9

(1) Intermediate materials for food manufacturing feeds.

Source: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

CONSUMER PRICES–ALL URBAN CONSUMERS

In May, the consumer price index for all urban consumers rose 0.6 percent both seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted. The index was 3.1 percent above its year-earlier level.

[GRAPHIC OMITTED][1982-84=100, except as noted; monthly data seasonally adjusted,

expcept as noted]

All items (1) Housing

Shelter

Not

season- Season-

ally ally

Period adjust- adjust- Food Total (1) Total (1)

ed ed

(NSA)

Rel. imp. (3) 100.0 … 14.4 42.1 32.9

1994 148.2 … 144.3 144.8 160.5

1995 152.4 … 148.4 148.5 165.7

1996 156.9 … 153.3 152.8 171.0

1997 160.5 … 157.3 156.8 176.3

1998 163.0 … 160.7 160.4 182.1

1999 166.6 … 164.1 163.9 187.3

2000 172.2 … 167.8 169.6 193.4

2001 177.1 … 173.1 176.4 200.6

2002 179.9 … 176.2 180.3 208.1

2003 184.0 … 180.0 184.8 213.1

2003: May 183.5 183.3 178.8 184.7 212.8

June 183.7 183.5 179.6 184.8 212.7

July 183.9 183.8 179.8 185.1 213.3

Aug 184.6 184.5 180.5 185.3 213.7

Sept 185.2 185.1 180.9 185.5 214.0

Oct 185.0 184.9 181.8 185.8 214.7

Nov 184.5 184.6 182.6 185.7 214.9

Dec 184.3 184.9 183.5 186.1 215.3

2004: Jan 185.2 185.8 183.5 186.8 215.6

Feb 186.2 186.3 183.8 187.1 215.8

Mar 187.4 187.2 184.1 187.7 217.1

Apr 188.0 187.6 184.4 188.4 218.1

May 189.1 188.8 186.1 189.1 218.6

Trans-

Housing portation

Shelter

Owners’

Rent equiva- Fuels

of pri- lent and Ap-

Period mary rent utili- parel Total (1)

resi- (12/82= ties

dence 100)

Rel. imp. (3) 6.2 23.4 4.7 4.0 16.9

1994 154.0 165.8 122.8 133.4 134.3

1995 157.8 171.3 123.7 132.0 139.1

1996 162.0 176.8 127.5 131.7 143.0

1997 166.7 181.9 130.8 132.9 144.3

1998 172.1 187.8 128.5 133.0 141.6

1999 177.5 192.9 128.8 131.3 144.4

2000 183.9 198.7 137.9 129.6 153.3

2001 192.1 206.3 150.2 127.3 154.3

2002 199.7 214.7 143.6 124.0 152.9

2003 205.5 219.9 154.5 120.9 157.6

2003: May 205.1 219.4 155.4 120.4 156.1

June 205.3 219.4 156.3 120.8 156.3

July 205.8 219.9 156.0 120.6 156.5

Aug 206.3 220.4 156.0 120.7 158.4

Sept 206.7 220.8 156.5 120.9 159.9

Oct 207.0 221.3 155.4 121.2 157.7

Nov 207.4 221.6 154.3 120.6 155.6

Dec 207.8 221.9 155.0 120.2 155.3

2004: Jan 208.1 222.2 157.5 119.8 157.9

Feb 208.6 222.7 158.9 119.7 159.0

Mar 209.0 223.3 157.1 120.8 160.8

Apr 209.7 224.1 157.9 120.8 160.9

May 210.4 224.6 159.7 121.2 163.7

Trans-

portation

All

items

less

Period New Motor Medical En- food

cars fuel care ergy (2) and

energy

Rel. imp. (3) … 3.2 6.1 7.1 78.5

1994 136.0 98.5 211.0 104.6 156.5

1995 139.0 100.0 220.3 105.2 161.2

1996 141.4 106.3 228.2 110.1 165.6

1997 141.7 106.2 234.6 111.5 169.5

1998 140.7 92.2 242.1 102.9 173.4

1999 139.6 100.7 250.6 106.6 177.0

2000 139.6 129.3 260.8 124.6 181.3

2001 138.9 124.7 272.8 129.3 186.1

2002 137.3 116.6 285.6 121.7 190.5

2003 134.7 135.8 297.1 136.5 193.2

2003: May 134.8 127.0 295.4 132.9 193.0

June 134.6 127.6 296.3 133.7 193.1

July 134.3 128.9 297.4 134.1 193.4

Aug 134.9 137.9 298.3 138.3 193.6

Sept 134.2 146.9 299.6 142.8 193.7

Oct 134.1 137.9 300.3 137.8 194.0

Nov 133.9 130.9 301.3 133.7 194.0

Dec 133.8 130.9 302.7 134.1 194.1

2004: Jan 133.7 141.5 303.4 140.4 194.4

Feb 134.2 145.1 305.3 142.8 194.8

Mar 134.0 153.1 307.0 145.5 195.5

Apr 133.9 152.7 308.1 145.7 196.0

May 134.3 164.9 309.0 152.4 196.4

(1) Includes items not shown separately.

(2) Household fuels–gas (piped), electricity, fuel oil, etc.–and

motor fuel. Motor oil, coolant, etc. excluded beginning 1983.

(3) Relative importance, December 2002.

Source: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

CHANGES IN PRODUCER PRICES FOR FINISHED GOODS

[Percent change from preceding period; monthly data seasonally

adjusted, except as noted by NSA]

Change from preceding period

Consumer goods

Total Capital

Period finished Foods Excluding equip-

goods foods ment

Change, Dec. to Dec., NSA

1994 1.7 1.1 2.0 2.0

1995 2.3 1.9 2.3 2.2

1996 2.8 3.4 3.7 .4

1997 -1.2 -.8 -1.5 -.6

1998 0 .1 -.1 0

1999 2.9 .8 5.1 .3

2000 3.6 1.7 5.5 1.2

2001 -1.6 1.8 -3.9 0

2002 1.2 -.6 2.9 -.6

2003 4.0 7.7 4.1 .8

Change, month to month

2003: May -0.4 0.1 -0.8 0.1

June .6 .4 .8 0

July .1 -.3 .2 .1

Aug .5 .8 .5 .2

Sept .2 1.2 0 -.1

Oct .6 2.0 .3 .3

Nov -.1 -.3 -.3 .1

Dec .2 .2 .4 -.1

2004: Jan (r) .6 -1.3 1.6 .2

Feb .1 (r) .1 (r) -.1 (r) .2

Mar .5 1.5 .3 .3

Apr .7 1.4 .7 0

May .8 1.5 .8 .3

Change from 3 months earlier,

annual rate

Consumer goods

Total Capital

Period finished Foods Excluding equip-

goods foods ment

1994 … … … …

1995 … … … …

1996 … … … …

1997 … … … …

1998 … … … …

1999 … … … …

2000 … … … …

2001 … … … …

2002 … … … …

2003 … … … …

2003: May -2.5 4.8 -6.4 0.6

June -5.2 5.4 -10.6 -1.7

July .8 1.1 .8 .9

Aug 4.6 3.6 6.3 1.4

Sept 3.1 6.8 2.8 1.2

Oct 5.4 17.0 3.1 1.7

Nov 2.8 12.3 0 1.2

Dec 2.8 8.1 1.7 .9

2004: Jan (r) 2.8 -5.5 7.3 .6

Feb 3.6 -3.9 8.2 1.1

Mar 5.1 1.1 7.9 2.9

Apr 5.3 (r) 12.7 (r) 3.8 (r) 2.0

May 8.5 19.0 7.5 2.3

Change from 6 months earlier,

annual rate Change

from year

Consumer goods earlier,

total

Total Capital finished

Period finished Foods Excluding equip- goods

goods foods ment NSA

1994 … … … … …

1995 … … … … …

1996 … … … … …

1997 … … … … …

1998 … … … … …

1999 … … … … …

2000 … … … … …

2001 … … … … …

2002 … … … … …

2003 … … … … …

2003: May 3.2 7.6 3.0 0.3 2.5

June 4.9 7.9 6.1 .6 2.9

July 2.4 3.4 3.0 .4 3.0

Aug 1.0 4.2 -.3 1.0 3.5

Sept -1.1 6.1 -4.1 -.3 3.5

Oct 3.1 8.8 2.0 1.3 3.4

Nov 3.7 7.9 3.1 1.3 3.4

Dec 3.0 7.4 2.2 1.0 4.0

2004: Jan (r) 4.1 5.2 5.2 1.2 3.3

Feb 3.2 3.9 4.0 1.1 2.1

Mar 3.9 4.5 4.7 1.9 1.4

Apr 4.0 3.2 5.6 1.3 3.7

May 6.0 6.9 7.9 1.7 5.0

Source: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

CHANGES IN CONSUMER PRICES–ALL URBAN CONSUMERS

[Percent change from preceding period; monthly data

seasonally adjusted, except as noted by NSA]

Housing

Shelter

Rent of

pri-

Period All Food Total (1) Total (1) mary

items (1) resi-

dence

Change, December to December, NSA

1994 2.7 2.9 2.2 3.0 2.5

1995 2.5 2.1 3.0 3.5 2.5

1996 3.3 4.3 2.9 2.9 2.8

1997 1.7 1.5 2.4 3.4 3.1

1998 1.6 2.3 2.3 3.3 3.4

1999 2.7 1.9 2.2 2.5 3.1

2000 3.4 2.8 4.3 3.4 4.0

2001 1.6 2.8 2.9 4.2 4.7

2002 2.4 1.5 2.4 3.1 3.1

2003 1.9 3.6 2.2 2.2 2.7

Change, month to month

2003: May -0.1 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.3

June .1 .4 .1 0 .1

July .2 .1 .2 .3 .2

Aug .4 .4 .1 .2 .2

Sept .3 .2 .1 .1 .2

Oct -.1 .5 .2 .3 .1

Nov -.2 .4 -.1 .1 .2

Dec .2 .5 .2 .2 .2

2004: Jan .5 0 .4 .1 .1

Feb .3 .2 .2 .1 .2

Mar .5 .2 .3 .6 .2

Apr .2 .2 .4 .5 .3

May .6 .9 .4 .2 .3

Housing Transportation

Shelter

Owners’ Fuels

Period equiva- and Ap- New

lent utili- parel Total (1) cars

rent ties

Change, December to December, NSA

1994 3.3 .2 -1.6 3.8 3.2

1995 3.7 1.4 .1 1.5 1.6

1996 2.8 4.6 -.2 4.4 1.6

1997 3.1 .5 1.0 -1.4 -1.0

1998 3.2 -2.6 -.7 -1.7 -.1

1999 2.4 2.4 -.5 5.4 -.8

2000 3.4 12.1 -1.8 4.1 .3

2001 4.5 -2.1 -3.2 -3.8 0

2002 3.3 1.4 -1.8 3.8 -2.0

2003 2.0 6.5 -2.1 .3 -2.1

Change, month to month

2003: May 0.2 0.1 -0.1 -1.5 -0.2

June 0 .6 .3 .1 -.1

July .2 -.2 -.2 .1 -.2

Aug .2 0 .1 1.2 .4

Sept .2 .3 .2 .9 -.5

Oct .2 -.7 .2 -1.4 -.1

Nov .1 -.7 -.5 -1.3 -.1

Dec .1 .5 -.3 -.2 -.1

2004: Jan .1 1.6 -.3 1.7 -.1

Feb .2 .9 -.1 .7 .4

Mar .3 -1.1 .9 1.1 -.1

Apr .4 .5 0 .1 -.1

May .2 1.1 .3 1.7 .3

Trans-

portation

All

items

Motor Medical En- less

Period fuel care ergy (2) food

and

energy

Change, December to December, NSA

1994 5.9 4.9 2.2 2.6

1995 -4.0 3.9 -1.3 3.0

1996 12.7 3.0 8.6 2.6

1997 -6.2 2.8 -3.4 2.2

1998 -15.4 3.4 -8.8 2.4

1999 30.2 3.7 13.4 1.9

2000 13.9 4.2 14.2 2.6

2001 -24.8 4.7 -13.0 2.7

2002 24.6 5.0 10.7 1.9

2003 6.8 3.7 6.9 1.1

Change, month to month

2003: May -7.8 0.4 -3.8 0.2

June .5 .3 .6 .1

July 1.0 .4 .3 .2

Aug 7.0 .3 3.1 .1

Sept 6.5 .4 3.3 .1

Oct -6.1 .2 -3.5 .2

Nov -5.1 .3 -3.0 0

Dec 0 .5 .3 .1

2004: Jan 8.1 .2 4.7 .2

Feb 2.5 .6 1.7 .2

Mar 5.5 .6 1.9 .4

Apr -.3 .4 .1 .3

May 8.0 .3 4.6 .2

Addendum: All items,

percent change

(annual rate)

From

From From From year

Period previous 3 months 6 months earlier

quarter (3) earlier earlier NSA

1994 … … … 2.6

1995 … … … 2.8

1996 … … … 3.0

1997 … … … 2.3

1998 … … … 1.6

1999 … … … 2.2

2000 … … … 3.4

2001 … … … 2.8

2002 … … … 1.6

2003 … … … 2.3

2003: May … 0.2 2.1 2.1

June .7 -1.1 2.1 2.1

July … .9 1.8 2.1

Aug … 2.6 1.4 2.2

Sept 2.4 3.5 1.2 2.3

Oct … 2.4 1.6 2.0

Nov … .2 1.4 1.8

Dec .7 -.4 1.5 1.9

2004: Jan … 2.0 2.2 1.9

Feb … 3.7 2.0 1.7

Mar 3.5 5.1 2.3 1.7

Apr … 3.9 2.9 2.3

May … 5.5 4.6 3.1

(1) Includes items not shown separately.

(2) Household fuels–gas (piped), electricity, fuel oil, etc.–and

motor fuel. Motor oil, coolant, etc., excluded beginning 1983.

(3) Quarterly changes are shown in the last month of the quarter.

Source: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

PRICES RECEIVED AND PAID BY FARMERS

In June, prices received by farmers were unchanged while prices paid by farmers rose 0.7 percent. (Data are not seasonally adjusted.)

[GRAPHIC OMITTED][1990-92=100; not seasonally adjusted]

Prices paid

Prices received by farmers by farmers

All commodities,

All farm Livestock and services, interest,

Period products Crops products taxes, and wage

rates (1)

1994 100 105 95 106

1995 102 112 92 109

1996 112 127 99 115

1997 107 115 98 118

1998 101 107 97 115

1999 96 97 95 115

2000 96 96 97 120

2001 102 99 106 123

2002 98 105 90 124

2003 106 111 103 128

2003: June 107 118 99 128

July 105 109 101 127

Aug 109 113 105 127

Sept 111 111 110 129

Oct 113 111 116 130

Nov 115 114 117 130

Dec 114 115 112 130

2004: Jan 111 113 110 131

Feb 116 120 112 131

Mar 121 120 121 133

Apr 125 123 126 133

May (r) 129 124 133 134

June 129 123 133 135

Prices paid by farmers

Production

items, interest,

taxes, and wage Production

Period rates items Ratio (2)

1994 106 106 94

1995 108 108 93

1996 115 115 98

1997 118 119 90

1998 114 113 89

1999 113 111 83

2000 118 116 80

2001 122 120 83

2002 121 119 79

2003 126 124 83

2003: June 126 123 84

July 125 123 83

Aug 125 123 86

Sept 127 125 86

Oct 128 126 87

Nov 128 127 88

Dec 128 127 88

2004: Jan 129 127 85

Feb 130 128 89

Mar 131 130 91

Apr 132 131 94

May (r) 133 132 96

June 134 133 96

(1) Includes items not shown separately.

(2) Percentage ratio of index of prices receives by farmers

to index of prices paid, interest, taxes, and wage rates.

NOTE.–The official indexes are published on a 1910-14 base

as required by law. The indexes have been converted to a

1990-92=100 base to facilitate comparison with other indexes.

Source: Department of Agriculture.

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