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U.S. Producer Price Index Increases to 9.62%

By on December 15, 2021

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Investors on both sides of the Atlantic are awaiting the response from the respective central banks on inflation increases, particularly following the U.S. CPI increase to 6.81% and U.S. Producer Price Index rising to 9.62%.

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Key economic data reporting: 

  • U.S. Producer Price Index YoY: rose to 9.62%, compared to 8.84% last month and remains higher than the long term average of 1.98%.
  • U.S. Producer Price Index MoM: rose to 0.84%, compared to 0.64% last month.
  • U.S. Core Producer Price Index YoY: fell to 6.76%, compared to 6.81% last month. 
  • U.S. Core Producer Price Index MoM: rose to 0.69%, compared to 0.39% last month.
  • Eurozone Industrial Production Index YoY: fell to 3.30%, compared to 5.10% last month.
  • Japan Industrial Production Index MoM: rose to 1.79%, compared to -5.39% last month.

Eurozone Summary for December 14:

  • Stoxx 600 closed at 470.19, down 3.34 points or 0.71%.
  • FTSE 100 closed at 7,218.64, down 12.80 or 0.18%.
  • Dax Index closed at 15,453.56, down 168.16 points or 1.08%.

Wall Street summary for December 14

·                    Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 35,544.18, down 106.77 points or 0.30%.

·                    Standard & Poor’s 500 closed at 4,634.09, down 34.88 or 0.75%.

·                    Nasdaq Composite Index closed at 15,237.64, down 175.64 points, or 1.14%.

·                    Birling Capital Puerto Rico Stock Index closed at 2,887.22, down 55.72 points, or 1.89%.

·                    The U.S. Treasury 10-year note closed at 1.44%.

·                    The U.S. Treasury 2-year note closed at 0.67%.

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