Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization - G.17

Federal Reserve Computer Storage Price Index

Release Date: April 15, 2016

The computer storage price index provides an estimate of year-to-year price changes for computer storage equipment assuming that the quality of the device is unchanged. Data from IDC, a 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 incorporated into the industrial production index for computer storage equipment at the time of the annual revision to the G.17 statistical release on industrial production and capacity utilization that was published on April 1, 2016. More details on the data sources and index construction are available in a FEDS Note.

A comma-delimited text file containing the price index is available for download here.

Computer Storage Price Index

Year Index
 2002 1010.49
 2003  647.48
 2004  418.59
 2005  288.60
 2006  188.63
 2007  133.86
 2008  100.00
 2009  69.72
 2010  56.87
 2011  43.74
 2012  34.94
 2013  27.93
 2014  20.21
 2015  15.36


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Last update: April 15, 2016