The Industrial Production Index (IPI) adjusted by working days (Base 2015=100) fell by 10.8% for the year-over-year variation in Catalonia in December 2018. As far as large industrial sectors were concerned, all sectors registered decreases: equipment goods (−13.4%), intermediate goods (−11.0%), consumer goods (−5.8%) and energy (−15.9%).
In 2018, the annual average of the Industrial Production Index (Base 2015=100) rose by 0.8%, according to provisional data. By large industrial sectors, registred increases equipment goods by 5.9% and consumer goods by 1.8%, while intermediate goods fell by 0.6%. The sections of the CCAE-2009 showing the highest increases were manufacture of machinery and mechanical equipment (7.5%) and metallurgy and the manufacture of metal products (4.0%).