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February EPI Shows Year-Over-Year Increase

March 24, 2018
Prices for electrical products with a high steel content were still relatively quiet last month despite the concerns about tariffs.

Prices for electrical products with a high steel content were still relatively quiet last month despite the concerns about tariffs. Ballasts (+1.5%), Power Wire & Cable (-1%), and Telephone supplies (-1.1%) were the only categories showing a monthly  change of 1% or more in either direction. But as you can see in the chart at the right, year-over-year changes in many categories are popping up all over the place, led by Power Wire & Cable at +13.1%.

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