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Industrial Price Index. 02/2020

The Industrial Products Price Index (excluding energy) increased by 1.6% in year-over-year terms in Catalonia in February 2020. By large industrial sectors prices of consumer goods (4.7%) and those of the equipment goods (0.3%) grew, whereas energy prices (−5.2%) and intermediate goods (−1.2%) decreased.

On the other hand, by industrial divisions, the most significant increases in prices were registered in industries of food products (6.5%) and in the printing and reproduction of recorded media (2.9%). By contrast, prices metallurgy, manufacture of basic iron, steel and ferroalloy products (−5.9%) and chemical industries (−1.2%) decreased.

During the same period the Industrial Price Index increased by 0.2% compared to the same month of the previous year.