The Industrial Products Price Index increased by 1,7% in year-over-year terms in Catalonia in January 2017. For large industrial sectors, all sectors showed increases: intermediate goods (2.8%), consumer goods (1.4%) and equipment goods (0.4%). On the other hand, by industrial divisions, the most significant increases in prices were registered in the metallurgy; manufacture of basic iron, steel and ferroalloy products (21.2%) and in printing and reproduction of recorded media (4.2%) ; while the highest decreases registered in the industries of paper products (−1.3%) and in manufacture of rubber products and plastic materials (−0.4%). During the same period the industrial price index increased by 6.9% when compared to the same month of the previous year.
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.