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Electrical Price Index — September 2014

Oct. 17, 2014

While none of the individual product categories showed a change of one percent or more, year-over-year (YOY) EM’s Electrical Price Index (EPI) was up 1.2%. The product categories showing the most increase over Sept. 2013 were lamps (+4.2%); electrical measuring and test equipment (+3.5%) fans and blowers (+3.3%); air conditioners (+2.8%); wiring devices and connectors (+2.7%).

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