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Industrial Price Index. 08/2019

The Industrial Products Price Index (excluding energy) increased by 0.3% in year–over–year terms in Catalonia in August 2019, while industrial price index decreased by 1,0% in year–over–year terms. By large industrial sectors energy prices (−5.9%) and those of intermediate goods (−1.8%) decreased, while prices of consumer goods (2.2%) and those of the equipment goods (0.5%) increased.

On the other hand, by industrial divisions, the most significant decreases in prices were registered in the chemical industries (−4.1%), in the metallurgy; manufacture of basic iron, steel and ferroalloy products (−2.2%). By contrast, increased prices in the manufacture of other transport equipment (2.7%) and in the industries of food products (2.6%).

During the same period the industrial price index were 0.1% practically stable compared to the same month of the previous year.