The Industrial Production Index (IPI) adjusted by working days increased by 3.8% on a year-over-year basis in Catalonia in April 2018. By large industrial sectors, equipment goods increased by 15.9%, consumer goods by 5.0% and intermediate goods by 0.3%; while energy decreased by 3.1%.
In this same period the index of industrial production (which does not include energy and is not adjusted by working days) increased by 17.9% 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.