The Industrial Products Price Index increased by 2.6% in year-over-year terms in Catalonia in April 2017. For large industrial sectors, showed increases in prices the intermediate goods (4.0%) and consumer goods (2.5%); while prices in equipment goods remained stable (0.1%). 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 (11.0%) and in chemical industries (5.2%) ; while the highest decreases registered in the manufacture of other transport equipment (−1.1%) and in other manufacturing industries and in the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (both −0.6%). During the same period the industrial price index increased by 5.8% 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.