"The latest report for the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes showed another small monthly gain in October for the 20-city index, up 0.37 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis or a gain of 0.05 percent when seasonal factors are not taken into account. On a year-over-year basis, prices are now down 7.3 percent and indexes for all 20 cities are shown below."...
Monthly and 12-month percent changes in selected price indexes for intermediate goods and crude goods, seasonally adjusted
"The Producer Price Index for intermediate materials, supplies, and components fell 0.5 percent in December after rising 0.2 percent in November. Accounting for three-quarters of this broad-based decline, the index for intermediate materials less foods and energy decreased 0.5 percent. Prices for intermediate energy goods and for intermediate foods and feeds moved down 0.3 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively. In 2011, prices for intermediate goods rose 6.1 percent after increasing 6.3 percent in 2010. (See table B.)
The Producer Price Index for crude materials for further processing decreased 1.1 percent in December. For the 3 months ending in December, prices inched up 0.1 percent following a 1.8-percent rise from June to September. The December monthly decline is mostly attributable to the index for crude foodstuffs and feedstuffs, which fell 2.6 percent. Prices for crude energy materials edged down 0.1 percent and the index for crude nonfood materials less energy was unchanged.
Crude foods: The index for crude foodstuffs and feedstuffs dropped 2.6 percent in December. From September to December, crude foods prices decreased 3.8 percent subsequent to a 2.9-percent advance in the previous 3-month period. Accounting for over half of the December monthly decline, the index for corn fell 11.4 percent. Lower prices for slaughter steers and heifers and for slaughter hogs also were significant factors in the decline in the crude foods index. (See table 2.)"
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