Federal Reserve Computer Storage Price Index
An updated annual price index for computer storage equipment, the primary product of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industry 334112, "Computer Storage Device Manufacturing," is provided below. In addition, the underlying quarterly-frequency series is provided for the first time. These price indexes provide an estimate of price changes for computer storage equipment assuming that the quality of the device is unchanged. Data from IDC, a market research company specializing in information technology industries, were used to construct a matched-model quarterly price index, which was then converted to an annual index. This annual price index was first incorporated into the industrial production index for computer storage equipment at the time of the 2016 annual revision to the G.17 statistical release on industrial production and capacity utilization, which was published on April 1, 2016. The updated computer storage price index will be incorporated in the G.17 annual revision planned for release on March 27, 2019. More details on the data sources and index construction are available in a FEDS Note.
Computer Storage Price Index