+2.3%+1.9%PRICES — Predicted Changes Between End of 2012 and End of 2013Manufacturing
When asked to predict 2013 price changes, 55 percent of respondents expect the prices they pay to increase by 5.6 percent for the full year of 2013 compared to the end of 2012. At the same time, 17 percent anticipate decreases averaging 4.6 percent. Including the 28 percent who expect no change in prices, survey respondents expect net average prices to increase 2.3 percent for the entire year of 2013, indicating that prices are expected to rise an additional 0.9 percent for the remainder of the year. Out of 18 manufacturing industries, 15 are predicting increases in prices for all of 2013 in the following order: Wood Products; Petroleum & Coal Products; Furniture & Related Products; Textile Mills; Plastics & Rubber Products; Printing & Related Support Activities; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Chemical Products; Paper Products; Machinery; Primary Metals; Fabricated Metal Products; Computer & Electronic Products; and Apparel, Leather & Allied Products.
For 2013, non-manufacturing respondents expect the prices they pay to increase 2.4 percentage points when compared to the prices at the end of 2012. Given that respondents have reported that prices have increased 1.9 percent through April 2013, the prediction is for prices to increase an additional 0.5 percent over the remainder of the year. Sixty percent of the respondents anticipate price increases averaging 4.7 percent. Seven percent of the respondents expect price decreases of 6 percent, and 33 percent do not expect prices to change. The 16 industries expecting price increases in 2013 — listed in order — are: Construction; Wholesale Trade; Other Services; Public Administration; Real Est
|SOURCE Institute for Supply Management|
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