The Industrial Production Index (IPI) adjusted by working days (base 2015=100) increased by 6.0% on a year-over-year basis in Catalonia in March 2018. By large industrial sectors, equipment goods increased by 9.4%, consumer goods by 7.8% and intermediate goods by 5.7%; while energy decreased by 9.3%.
In this same period the index of industrial production (which does not include energy and is not adjusted by working days) decreased by 3.7% compared to the year before.
The Industrial Production Index is a short-term indicator that measures the monthly evolution in the volume of gross added value generated by industrial branches and by industry as a whole. It therefore measures the changes in industrial production without the price effect. Based on data from INE, Idescat makes a tabulation by major industrial sectors as well as by sections and divisions in the CCAE-2009. It also calculates the IPI corrected for calendar effects.