Industrial Production Index. 2018. Definitive results
The Industrial Products Production Index (IPI) rose by 1.9% in Catalonia in 2018, according to definitive figures. By large sectors, registered increases equipment goods (5.9%) and consumer goods (1.7%), while there decreased the production of energy (−6.4%) and intermediate goods (−0.6%). In this same period the index of industrial production increased by 0.8%.
By sections, registered increases Mining industries (2,8%) and Manufacturing industries (1,7%), while there registred decreases Electrical energy, gas, steam and air conditioning (−6.9%) and Water supply (−5.7%). As regards to the divisions within the Manufacturing industries, those which grew the most were manufacture of machinery and mechanical equipment (7.3%) and metallurgy and the manufacture of metal products (3.9%), while the ones with the highest decreses where the manufacture of other non metal mineral products (−8.0%) and the paper, graphic arts and recorded media industries (−3.0%).