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Industrial Price Index. 05/2019

The Industrial Products Price Index increased by 0.7% in year–over–year terms in Catalonia in May 2019. For large industrial sectors, product prices increased for the sectors energy (4.5%), consumer goods (1.5%) and equipment goods (0.7%), while prices of intermediate goods decreased (−0,2%).

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 (3.7%); in the printing and reproduction of recorded media (2.8%), and in the manufacture of other transport equipment (2.6%). By contrast, decreases were registered in the prices of the metallurgy; manufacture of basic iron, steel and ferroalloy products (−0,2%) in of the chemical industries (−1.2%).

During the same period the industrial price index increased by 1.5% compared to the same month of the previous year.