Turnover Index on Industry. 04/2020
The Turnover Index on Industry (IVNI) for industrial products, excluding energy, registered a year-over-year decrease of 39.1% in Catalonia in April 2020. By large industrial sectors, consumer goods decreased by 17.5%, equipment goods by 75.1% and intermediate goods by 35.8%. In this period, the general IVNI index decreased by 40.3% in year-over-year terms in Catalonia.
The entry into force of Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, whereby a state of alarm is declared for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19, and subsequently, the entry into force of recoverable paid leave for workers in employment who do not provide essential services, from 30th March to 9th April, have caused the almost total paralysis of most of the industrial productive fabric in the first part of April and a staggered resumption of activity after the above period. Despite these circumstances, the response rate has been very acceptable, consequently the quality of the indicators for April is similar to that of any other month.