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EPI Increases 0.4% in August

Sept. 21, 2012
Electrical Marketing’s Electrical Price Index (EPI) increased for the first time since May, rising 0.4% to 143.7 points.

Electrical Marketing's Electrical Price Index (EPI) increased for the first time since May, rising 0.4% to 143.7 points. Power wire & cable (+1.2%) showed one of the larger increases. Other core electrical products in the plus column included wiring devices & connectors (+1.2%); panelboards and switches (+1.1%); circuit breakers (+1.1%) and transformers (+1%).

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