The Industrial Products Price Index increased by 1.4% in year-over-year terms in Catalonia in July 2017. For large industrial sectors, all increases: the consumer goods (1.9%), the intermediate goods (1.5%), and equipment goods (0.3%). 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 (6.6%), in the industries of food products (2.1%) and the manufacture of metal products, except machinery and equipment (2.1%) ant the industries of paper products (2.0%); while the highest decreases registered in the other manufacturing industries (−1.0%) and the manufacture of other transport equipment (−0.9%). During the same period the industrial price index increased by 3.4% 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.