Producers Price

Producer Price Survey : November 2006

Producer Price Index (PPI) expands by two digits

Producer Price Index (PPI) for the manufacturing industry reflected a year-on-year increase of 13.8 percent in November 2006. Increases in actual prices can be observed in fifteen (15) major sectors, with electrical machinery continuing to post the highest increase of 92.4 percent. Four (4) other major sectors posted two-digit price increases, namely: leather products, footwear and wearing apparel, machinery excluding electrical, and rubber products. Refer to Tables 1 and 1-A.

On a monthly basis, PPI went down by 0.2 percent in November 2006. This was brought about by the price decreases reported by nine (9) major sectors led by petroleum products with a drop of 2.3 percent. Refer to Tables 1 and 1-B.

Producer Price Survey : January 2011

The Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for the manufacturing industry decelerated at a slower rate of -3.6 percent in January 2011, according to the preliminary results of the monthly Producer Price Survey. This was attributed mainly to two major sectors namely: electrical machinery (-15.6%) and paper and paper products (-14.4%). However, increases in prices were observed in thirteen major sectors led by petroleum products (12.2%) and leather products (10.9%). Refer to Tables 1 and 1-A.

Producer Price Survey : February 2011

Producer Price Index continue to posts negative trend

The Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for the manufacturing industry continue to decrease at a slower rate of -1.4 percent in February 2011, according to the preliminary results of the monthly Producer Price Survey. This was brought about by significant decrements posted by two major sectors namely: machinery except electrical (-12.8%) and furniture and fixtures (-22.0%). On the other hand, growth rates for twelve major sectors picked up led by petroleum products (19.7%); non-metallic mineral products (12.6%), and basic metals (10.1%). Refer to Tables 1 and 1-B.

Producer Price Survey : March 2011

The Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for the manufacturing industry fell 0.9 percent in March 2011, according to the preliminary results of the monthly Producer Price Survey. This was largely attributed to the double-digit price reduction posted by furniture & fixtures (-20.7%). However, price increases were observed in eleven major sectors led by petroleum products (21.7%). Refer to Tables 1 and 1-B.

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