Retrieving PPI data from the PPI Web site.
* Top Picks is a form-based application for both Industry Data and Commodity Data that allows the user to quickly obtain PPI time series data by selecting the high-level aggregate and other commonly requested time series, including the All Commodities Index and the FD-ID indexes (for example, Final Demand). Within each list, any one--or all--of the time series shown can be selected. A user can modify the date range and output options after executing the query, using the reformat button above the data output table.
* Series Report is a form-based application that allows users to input multiple, formatted PPI time series identifiers (commodity or industry codes) as inputs in extracting data according to a specified set of date ranges and output options. This application provides the most efficient path for users who are familiar with the format of PPI time series identifiers. There are five alphabetic prefixes used to create unique PPI time series identifiers: WP, WD, PC, PD, and ND. Each provides the user access to a different PPI database. Adding either a "u" (not seasonally adjusted) or an "s" (seasonally adjusted) to the end of these prefixes further specifies the type of data needed.
For commodity and FD-ID indexes, series identifiers combine a "wpu" prefix (not seasonally adjusted) or a
"wps" prefix (seasonally adjusted) with a commodity code.
Commodity code Provides data for: wps141101 Passenger cars, seasonally adjusted wpu141101 Passenger cars, not seasonally adjusted wpufd4 Final demand, not seasonally adjusted wpsid63 Services for intermediate demand, seasonally adjusted
For discontinued commodity indexes, series identifiers combine a "wdu" prefix (not seasonally adjusted) or a "wds" prefix (seasonally adjusted) with a commodity code.
Commodity code Provides data for: wds019 Other farm products, seasonally adjusted wdu0635 Preparations, ethical (prescription), not seasonally adjusted wdusi138011 Stainless steel mill products, not seasonally adjusted
Current price indexes grouped by industry according
to NAICS have series identifiers that begin with the prefix "pcu." After the prefix, there are 12 digits (the 6digit industry code is listed twice) followed by up to 7 alphanumeric characters identifying product detail. Dashes are used as placeholders for higher-level industry group codes.
Industry-product code, current NAICS series Provides data for: pcu325-325- Chemical manufacturing pcu336110336110 Automobile and light duty motor vehicle manufacturing pcu621111621111411 Offices of physicians, one- and two-physician practices and single-specialty group practices, general/family practice
Discontinued industry-product codes based on SIC
combine a "pdu" prefix and "#" between the fourth and fifth characters of the product code. Series identifiers for the discontinued dataset use underscores as placeholders to complete a reference to an SIC industry group code of fewer than four digits. (All PPI industry-based indexes organized by SIC were discontinued with the introduction of NAICS in 2004.)
Industry-product code, discontinued SIC series Provides data for: pdu28__# Chemicals and allied products pdu331_# Blast furnaces, steel works, and rolling and finishing mills pdu3711#111 Passenger cars
Price indexes for discontinued series grouped by industry according to NAICS have identifiers that begin with the prefix "ndu." After the prefix, there are 12 numeric digits (the 6-digit industry code is listed twice), and up to 7 additional alphanumeric characters that identify product detail. Dashes are used as placeholders for higher-level group codes.
Industry-product code, discontinued NAICS series Provides data for ndu212231212231 Lead and zinc ore mining ndu2122312122312 Lead, zinc concentrates ndu212231212231214 Lead concentrates
Text Files are best suited for users requiring access to either a large volume of time series data or other PPIrelated documentation, such as seasonal factor tables and relative importance tables. The text files can be accessed at http://download.bls.gov/ or directly from links on the "PPI Databases" page or the PPI homepage. Data and documentation available for download include the following:
Directory: Industry Data /pub/time.series/pc Industry Data--Discontinued (NAICS basis) /pub/time.series/nd (SIC basis) /pub/time.series/pd Commodity Data (incl. FD-ID) /pub/time.series/wp Commodity Data--Discontinued /pub/time.series/wd Special requests /pub/special.requests/ppi