Producers Price

Producer Price Index : May 2019

The Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for manufacturing increased at an annual rate of 2.7 percent in May 2019. This annual growth of the PPI was higher than its annual growth rate of 1.5 percent during the same period of the previous year but lower than the annual growth rate of 3.6 percent in April 2019. The upturn can be attributed to the increases of 11 major industry groups with furniture and fixtures and non-metallic mineral products posting a double-digit increment of 47.9 percent and 11.0 percent, respectively. On the other hand, leather products, which dropped by 13.7 percent, led the nine industry groups that posted annual decreases. Refer to Tables 1 and A-1.

Producer Price Survey : March 2019

The Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for manufacturing increased at an annual rate of 3.6 percent in March 2019 from a negative growth rate of 0.6 percent during the same period of previous year. The upturn can be attributed to the increases of 13 major industry groups with furniture and fixtures posting a double-digit increment of 55.0 percent. On the contrary, chemical products with negative annual growth rate of 5.5 percent, led the seven industry groups that posted annual decreases. Refer to Tables 1 and A-1.

Producer Price Survey : February 2019

The Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for manufacturing increased at an annual rate of 3.6 percent in February 2019. In January 2019, the annual rate was slightly higher at 3.8 percent while lower in February 2018 at 0.1 percent. The annual increase in the PPI in February 2019 was due to the increases of 13 major industry groups with furniture and fixtures posting the highest increment of 46.1 percent. On the other hand, wood and wood products with negative annual growth rate of 7.7 percent, led the seven major industry groups that posted decreases in this period. Refer to Tables 1 and A-1.

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