EPI Index Drops 1.3% in October

Led by a 5.8%-drop in building wire and cable and a 4.3% decline in power wire & cable, EM’s Electrical Price Index (EPI) slid a sizeable 1.3% in October. This follows a 2.9%-decline in September and leaves the EPI up 0.2 percent YTY. The only other categories with changes of more than one percent were telephone (-2.3%) and industrial fixtures (+2.1%)

Note: All EPI series represent Global Insight aggregates of Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) producer price indices (PPIs). The

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