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From December 2012 to May 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Producer Price Index (PPI) program conducted a user survey of its stakeholders in order to learn more about the program’s data users and how they utilize PPI data. The survey was sent by email to more than 42,000 PPI contacts who had a preexisting relationship with the PPI, as either a survey respondent, a subscriber to a data product, or a user who had contacted the PPI program for technical information. To increase awareness, BLS highlighted the survey on the PPI website and announced it in the U.S. Federal Register. The survey resulted in a total of 3,790 responses.


Suggested Citation
Lombardozzi, A. & Kelley, J. (2013). Highlights of the 2013 PPI User Survey. Beyond the Numbers (Vol. 2, No. 20). Washington, DC: Bureau of Labor Statistics.