The Industrial business volume index (IVNI) for industrial products, excluding energy, registered a year-on-year decrease of 5.8% in Catalonia in April 2017. By large industrial sectors, all sectors decreased: equipment goods (-11.4%), intermediate goods (-5.5%) and consumer goods (-2.3%) . In this same period, the general IVNI index decrease by 4.6% compared with the previous year in Catalonia.
The Turnover Index on Industry is a short-term indicator used to measure the monthly evolution of the turnover of industrial companies. It is a value index, i.e. it measures the joint evolution of amounts, qualities and prices.
To obtain this indicator, the INE conducts an on-going monthly survey. For Catalonia, it researches some 2,300 companies operating in the industrial sector, which are used to obtain the general index. Idescat calculates the non-energy industrial products index for Catalonia and Spain, and breaks the figures down into large industrial sectors for Catalonia.