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Producer Price Index PPI Forecast


Below is a forecast of the U.S. producer price index, or PPI, broken down by month. This forecast is produced based on prior values of the PPI along with other factors such as commodity prices, currency exchange rates and economic indicators. To learn more about how this forecast is produced, please see our methodology page.

U.S. Producer Price Index, PPI, Predicted Values

Price Index All Commodities. 1982=100. Not Seasonally Adjusted

Month Date Forecast Value Avg Error
0 Apr 2020 186.0 ±0.0
1 May 2020 183.6 ±0.5
2 Jun 2020 182.5 ±0.7
3 Jul 2020 182.1 ±0.8
4 Aug 2020 183.0 ±0.8
5 Sep 2020 184.3 ±0.9
6 Oct 2020 183.8 ±0.9
7 Nov 2020 185.1 ±0.9
8 Dec 2020 184.6 ±1.0

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All Commodities Price Index. 1982=100. Not Seasonally Adjusted.

Chart of U.S. Producer Price Index (PPI) with Forecast

What Causes the Producer Price Index?

The primary cause of the PPI is crude oil prices, both WTI and Brent. As the price of crude oil goes up, the PPI will go up.

Another cause is the price of natural gas (Henry Hub). As the price of natural gas goes up, the PPI will go up.

The Canadian Dollar, Australian Dollar and Singapore Dollar also figure heavily in the causation of the PPI. As the AUD, CAD and SGD strengthen versus the U.S. dollar, the PPI will go up. One of the reasons these currencies are causes of the PPI is because they also figure heavily in the causation of crude oil prices.

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May 22, 2020
Indicator Value
S&P 500 2955.45
U.S. GDP Growth, % 0.32
U.S. Inflation Rate, % 0.33
Gold Price, $/oz t 1732.70
Crude Oil Futures, $/bbl 33.25
U.S. 10 Year Treasury, % 0.66

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