2016's PPI is
preliminarily up 2.6%, which will require adjustments due to BLS changed
2015's PPI Year over Year
declined 6.9%, but requires adjustments due to different expressions by
the BLS. 2014's PPI YOY declined 3.1%, which was the first decline since 2009's 8.8% drop.
These statistics represent an average PPI throughout the year. 2015's and
2014's decline more closely approximates 2002's 2.9% drop. Prior such
drops in consecutive years occurred in 1997-1998 and 1985-1986. Those four
declines were less severe than 2014-2015.