The Industrial Products Price Index increased by 2,9% in year-over-year terms in Catalonia in March 2017. For large industrial sectors, all sectors showed increases: intermediate goods (5.3%), consumer goods (1.8%) and equipment goods (0.7%). 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 (17.9%) and in chemical industries (6.4%) ; while the highest decreases registered in the other manufacturing industries (−1.2%) and in manufacture of other transport equipment (−1.1%). During the same period the industrial price index increased by 5.7% 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.