EMU Producer Price Index - YoY

Description

The Producer Price Index (PPI) is a monthly indicator that captures average price changes in primary markets. PPI captures price changes from the perspective of the seller or producer, and is a key indicator of commodity inflation.
Latest Release: 02-12-2014 10:00:00
Next Release: 07-01-2014 10:00:00
Source:Eurostat

The dollar has continued to climb with the EUR/USD making a fresh one-year low of 1.3116. The drop in Eurozone PPI to -1.1% year over year aided the gains in the greenback, while Monday’s weak manufacturing PMI data out of the Eurozone, also has given the greenback an indirect underpinning.

Separately, The RBA additionally gave the AUD/USD a helping nudge lower following its policy review Tuesday, where it left interest rates at 2.5% for the 13th straight month and repeated that the Australian dollar remains overvalued.

Eurozone July producer price inflation fell to -1.1% year over year from -0.8% year over year in the previous month, with prices down 0.1% month over month. The headline rate was in line with expectations and once again mainly driven by base effects from lower energy prices. Excluding energy the annual rate remained steady at a much more modest -0.1% year over year, which is in fact up from -0.5% year over year in February. So underlying negative inflation pressures are less pronounced than the headline rate suggests which ties in with the uptick in core CPI inflation in August. The Interest rate differential continued to move in favor of the greenback, pushing the currency pair lower.

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  • Forex » Fall In Eurozone PPI
    Posted Sep 2nd, 2014 at 09:37 AM

    Eurostat has just released the Eurozone’s Producer Price Index (PPI) data for the month of July. Year on year the PPI index has fallen –1.1%, this is in comparison to the prior month’s -0.8%...