The Industrial Products Production Index rose by 3.3% in Catalonia in 2016, according to definitive figures. By large sectors, all registered increases: consumer goods (3.6%), intermediate goods (3.2%), equipment goods (3.1%) as well as energy (2.8%). Overall, the Industrial Production Index grew by 3.3% in the same period.
By sections, Water supply increased by 8.1%, Manufacturing industries increased by 3,3%, and Electrical energy, gas, steam and air conditioning increased by 2,0%, while Mining industries decreased by 0,5%. As regards the divisions within the Manufacturing industries, those which grew the most were in textile, clothing, leather and footwear industries (15,7%) and manufacture of machinery and mechanical equipment (10,7%). In contrast, the biggest fall was in the paper, graphic arts and recorded media industries (−2,3%).
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.