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Industrial Price Index. 03/2019

The Industrial Products Price Index increased by 0.2% in year–over–year terms in Catalonia in March 2019. For large industrial sectors, product prices increased for the sectors energy (7.5%), equipment goods (0.8%) and consumer goods (0.3%), while prices of intermediate goods remained basically stable (−0.1%).

On the other hand, by industrial divisions, the most significant increases in prices were registered in the wood and cork industry (except furniture), articles of straw and plaiting materials (3.6%), in the manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products (3.0%) and in the printing and reproduction of recorded media (2.8%). By contrast, decreases were registered in the prices of the chemical industries (−1.8%).

During the same period the industrial price index increased by 1.6% compared to the same month of the previous year.