Social menu is not set. You need to create menu and assign it to Social Menu on Menu Settings.


Mohamed Mohamoud

Author and the owner of idman news

September 28, 2022

Idman news

Wararka Jaraaidyada Soomaalida ay qoreen

U.S. producer prices downshift for first time since 2020 recession

The numbers: The U.S. producer price index fell 0.5% in July, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s down from a 1.0% jump in June and the first negative monthly print since April 2020.

Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had forecast a 0.2% advance.

The core producer price index, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, rose 0.2% in July, down from a 0.3% gain in the prior month.

Key details: In annual terms, the headline PPI was up 9.8% in July, down from 11.3% in the prior month.

Core prices are up 5.8% from a year earlier, down from 6.4% in June.

The cost of goods fell 1.8 % in July, the largest decline since the 2020 pandemic recession.

The cost of services inched up 0.1% last month, down slightly from 0.3% in June.

Energy prices dropped 9% in July, down sharply from a 9.4% gain in the prior month.

Wholesale food prices jumped 1% after a 0.2% drop in June. But there could be some relief in coming month as earlier stage processed  foods fell 0.1% for second month in a row.

Big picture: Economists don’t expect too much more moderation in producer prices until later in the fall.

What are they saying? “A potential peak in annual inflation measures is a welcome sign for consumers, businesses, and the FOMC, but historically elevated price dynamics churning in the economy will likely persist through the end of the year,” said Mahir Rasheed, economist at Oxford Economics.

Market reaction: U.S. stocks


opened higher Thursday after strong gains in the prior trading session.


How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating / 5. Vote count:

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Lasoco xaaladda EAST AFRICAN COUNTRIES ugu danbaysay ee Xanuunka CORONAVIRUS .