Producers Price

Producer Price Survey : June 2011

The Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for the manufacturing sector climbed to 3 percent in June 2011, according to the preliminary results of the monthly Producer Price Survey. Eleven major sectors posted increments with significant growths exhibited by the following: petroleum products (20.8%); machinery except electrical (16.2%) and basic metals (14.4%). However, decreased prices were observed in six major sectors led by furniture & fixtures (-40.3%). Refer to Tables 1 and 1-B.

Producer Price Survey : July 2011

Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for the manufacturing sector slightly went up by 0.1 percent in July 2011, according to the preliminary results of the monthly Producer Price Survey. Twelve sectors posted increments with double-digit increases exhibited by petroleum products (27.9%) and basic metals (11.7%). However, decreases in prices were observed in seven major sectors led by furniture & fixtures (-32.79%). Refer to Tables 1 and 1-B.

Producer Price Survey : September 2011

Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for the manufacturing sector accelerated to 1.9 percent in September from 0.5 percent in August 2011, according to the preliminary results of the monthly Producer Price Survey. This can be attributed to the positive annual rates posted by ten sectors with significant increase in prices reported by petroleum products (27%) and basic metals (11.5%). On the other hand, nine sectors posted decrements led by furniture and fixtures (-26.7%). Refer to Tables 1 and 1-B.

Producer Price Survey : October 2011

Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for the manufacturing sector went up to 0.5 percent in October 2011 after declining the previous month, according to the preliminary results of the monthly Producer Price Survey. Ten of the twenty major sectors contributed to the annual increase, with a double-digit uptick registered by petroleum products (26.7%). Refer to Tables 1 and 1-B.

Producer Price Survey : December 2011

Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for the manufacturing sector further decreased to -0.9 percent in December 2011 from -0.4 percent a month ago, according to the preliminary results of the monthly Producer Price Survey. Nine major sectors posted decreases. Double-digit decreases were posted by furniture and fixtures (-50.3%), transport equipment (-23.0) and miscellaneous manufactures (-11.8%). On the other hand, eleven major sectors reflected increases led by petroleum products (14.8%). Refer to Tables 1 and 1-B.

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