Major month-to-month changes in Electrical Marketing’s Electrical Price Index (EPI) remain hard to come by, as the only product category showing a change of at least 1% was air conditioning equipment (+1.1%). The EPI as a whole did not change at all month-to-month in August and was up just 0.1% year-to-year (YTY) from Aug. 2012. Wire and cable showed the biggest changes YTY.
Note: All EPI series represent Global Insight aggregates of Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) producer price indices (PPIs). The revised data partly reflect redefinitions of specific PPIs by the BLS, but mostly reflect the rebenchmarking of all EPI price series to a 1997 base year. The four following EPI series have been affected by BLS redefinitions: boxes, conduit (fittings), nonmetallic conduit, and generators. Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; Global Insight