Producer Price Index

Producer Price Survey : June 2012

Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for the manufacturing sector went down to -2.0 percent in June 2012 from 1.3 percent in May, according to the preliminary results of the monthly Producer Price Survey. The downtrend was influenced by the double-digit decreases posted by three major sectors namely: furniture and fixtures (-14.8%); basic metals (-14.1%) and non-metallic mineral products (-13.5%). On the other hand, four major sectors posted increases led by rubber and plastic products (6.0%) while publishing and printing showed a flat growth.

Producer Price Survey : May 2012

Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for the manufacturing sector picked up to 1.6 percent in May 2012 from 1.5 percent in April, according to the preliminary results of the monthly Producer Price Survey. The uptick can be attributed to the increases reflected by eight major sectors led by publishing and printing (6.1%), petroleum products (5.8%) and machinery except electrical (5.8%).

Producer Price Survey : January 2007

· Producer Price Index (PPI) decreases

The Producer Price Index (PPI) for January 2007 dropped by 0.8 percent from its year- ago figure. This was a turn around from the monthly increases observed in 2006. Furniture and fixtures registered the highest decrease in producer price at 14.2 percent. Seven (7) other sectors that posted one-digit decreases were the following: wood and wood products, textiles, leather products, basic metals, petroleum products, miscellaneous manufactures and paper and paper products. However, year-on-year increases were observed in eleven (11) major sectors, led by Footwear and Wearing Apparel. Refer to Tables 1 and 1-A.

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