The Industrial Products Price Index increased by 1.6% in year-over-year terms in Catalonia in November 2017. For large industrial sectors, all increases: the intermediate goods (2.6%), the equipment goods (1.1%) and consumer goods (1.0%). 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 (7.5%), in the manufacture of beverages (3.7%), and in the chemical industries (3.1%); while the only decrease was registered in the manufacture of other transport equipment (−0.9%). During the same period the industrial price index increased by 2.5% 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.