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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Consumer vs. Producer Price Index

Consumer vs. Producer Price Index

Come on then economists.

The consumer price index has been increasing at a relatively constant rate over the last ten years. However, the producer price index has not been increasing at the same rate.

The question Swivel asks is where the profit is going...?

Swivel is currently my favourite site. I guess that it is going to become Daniel's favourite site once he's spent a bit of time exploring it...



  • Seems like consumer prices have been rising steadily in line with inflation. However the cost to the producer has been declining. Why? Think of the squeezed margins in which producers operate to supply retailers like 'Tesco'. In turn, producers have to put a squeeze on their own supply chain and as a consequence force down the cost of production.

    This graph should be modelled around Tesco or any other power dominant retailer at the end point of the supply chain. Interesting, as consumers we are always told that prices are getting cheaper. Price cuts however seem only in accordance with inflation. However production and thus supplier costs are reducing. The end winner is the big daddy retailer

    Anyway this is what I think with my 'Grocer/ Supply Chain' paradigm hat.

    By Blogger neil, at 2:06 pm  

  • Hey Media Monkey, glad to see you found Swivel. Just wanted to let you know you can click on Blog below the graph and tweak the size and style of the graph so it fits your blog better, something like this:

    You can then copy and paste the HTML snippet above the graph into your blog.

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    Dmitry Dimov
    Product Chief & Cofounder

    By Blogger Dmitry Dimov, at 7:03 pm  

  • Hey Teampembo,

    I noticed that your collective group posted a graph from Swivel a while back. Thanks for linking to us! I wanted to invite you all to come back to Swivel and check out all of the great new data and graphs since you last posted. Also, please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions or suggestions!


    Chris Grisanti

    By Blogger Chris G., at 12:18 am  

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