The Industrial Products Price Index increased by 1.7% in year-over-year terms in Catalonia in August 2017. For large industrial sectors, all increases: the intermediate goods (2.3%), the consumer goods (1.9%) and equipment goods (0.4%). 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%), in the printing and reproduction of recorded media (3.2%), in the industries of food products (2.0%) and in the industries of paper products (1,9%); while the highest decreases registered in the manufacture of other transport equipment (−1.0%) and in the other manufacturing industries (−0.4%) . During the same period the industrial price index increased by 3.3% 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.