EPI Index Jumps 1.2 Percent in March

Led by a 4.2 percent increase in building wire, EM's Price Index increased 1.2 percent in March. Building wire is up 36.4 percent YTY. The EPI is now up 7 percent year-to-year. Other products that up more than one percent were telephone equipment (+3.1%); panelboard and switches (+1.9%); circuit breakers (+1.9%); industrial controls (+1.9%); and fuses (1.5%).

Note: All EPI series represent Global Insight aggregates of Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) producer price indices

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