The Industrial Products Price Index decreased by 0.4% –on a year-over-year basis– in Catalonia in September 2016. For large industrial sectors, consumer goods increased by 0.5% and equipment goods by 0.2%; while intermediate goods decreased by 1.7%. On the other hand, by industrial divisions, the most significant decreases in prices were registered in the manufacturing diversity industries (−3.3%) and in the chemical industries (−2.5%); while the highest increases manufacture of other transport equipment (2.8%) and (2.5%). During the same period the industrial price index fell by 2.4% when compared to the same month of the previous year, as a result of the drop of energy prices (−9.3%).
The Industrial Price Index is a short-term indicator that measures the monthly evolution in the prices of products manufactured by industry during their first phase of commercialisation. Based on data from INE, Idescat makes a tabulation by major industrial sectors.