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Great News America - Producer Prices Just Fell For the First Time In 11 Months

• zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden

Both goods and services prices fell - with services the biggest driver (which is odd since that's where all the job growth has been)...

Most of the July decrease in PPI services can be traced to margins for final demand trade services, which fell 0.5 percent. (Trade indexes measure changes in margins received by wholesalers and retailers.) Additionally, prices for final demand transportation and warehousing services declined 0.8 percent. In contrast, the index for final demand services less trade, transportation, and warehousing advanced 0.2 percent.

About 60 percent of the July decrease in prices for final demand services is attributable to a 5.8-percent drop in margins for chemicals and allied products wholesaling. The indexes for machinery and equipment wholesaling; portfolio management; apparel, footwear, and accessories retailing; airline passenger services; and fuels and lubricants retailing also moved lower.

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