The IPI adjusted by working days (Base 2010=100) increased by 2.8% on a year-over-year basis in Catalonia in March 2017. By large industrial sectors, all recorded increases: equipment goods (5.4%), intermediate goods (5.1%), consumer goods (1.7%) and energy consumption (1.3%).
In this same period the index of industrial production (which does not include the energy and not adjusted by working days) increased by 16.2% respect to the year before.
The Industrial Production Index is a short-term indicator that measures the monthly evolution in the volume of gross added value generated by industrial branches and by industry as a whole. It therefore measures the changes in industrial production without the price effect. Based on data from INE, Idescat makes a tabulation by major industrial sectors as well as by sections and divisions in the CCAE-2009. It also calculates the IPI corrected for calendar effects.