The Industrial Products Production Index (IPI) rose by 3.6% in Catalonia in 2017, according to definitive figures. By large sectors, all registered increases: energy (4.8%), intermediate goods (4.3%), consumer goods (3.6%) and equipment goods (2.4%). Overall, the Industrial Production Index grew by 3.7% in the same period.
By sections, all registered increases: Water supply (8.2%), Mining industries (4,7%), Manufacturing industries (3,6%), and Electrical energy, gas, steam and air conditioning (3.5%9. As regards the divisions within the Manufacturing industries, those which grew the most were in textile, clothing, leather and footwear industries (9.7%), metallurgy and the manufacture of metal products (8.3%) and other manufacturing industries (8.3%). In contrast, the biggest fall was in food, beverage and tobacco industries (−1.4%).
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.