The Industrial Production Index (IPI) adjusted by working days remained basically stable in Catalonia compared to the same month of the year before (−0.1%) in August 2018. By large industrial sectors, equipment goods increased by 4.7% and consumer goods by 1.1%; while energy and intermediate goods decreased by 5.5% and 0.8%, respectively.
In this same period the index of industrial production (which does not include energy and is not adjusted by working days) increased by 1.0% 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.