The Industrial Products Price Index (base 2015=100) increased by 1.2% in year-over-year terms in Catalonia in March 2018. For large industrial sectors, all product prices increased: intermediate goods (1.4%), consumer goods (1.1%) and equipment 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 (6.0%), in the manufacture of beverages (3.7%); while the highest decreases were registered in repair and manufacture of metal products, except machinery and equipment (−0.8%) and in the repair and installation of machinery and equipment (−0.6%). During the same period the industrial price index increased by 2.3% compared to the same month of the previous year.
The industrial price index is a trend indicator which measures the monthly evolution of the prices of products manufactured by industry in their initial stage of commercialization. Upon the basis of the data provided by the INE, Idescat performs a tabulation for large industrial sectors.