Producers Price

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.

Producer Price Survey : January 2008

Producer Price Index increases at a slower rate

The Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000 = 100) for the manufacturing industry registered a slight increase of 0.1 percent in January 2008 compared to its year-ago figure, according to the preliminary results of the monthly Producer price Survey. Fifteen (15) of 20 major sectors contributed to the increase led by basic metals (23.1%) and petroleum products (19.0%). The remaining five major sectors posted price declines with two-digit decreases reported by miscellaneous manufactures (-23.6%) and electrical machinery (-10.5%) . Refer to Tables 2 and 1-A.

Producer Price Survey : February 2008

Producer Price Index posts negative growth rate

The Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000 = 100) for the manufacturing industry registered a decline of 0.8 percent in February 2008 compared to its year-ago figure, according to the preliminary results of the monthly Producer price Survey. Miscellaneous manufactures posted the biggest drop of 23.9 percent. Six (6) major sectors reported price reductions, posting single-digit decreases, as follows: furnitures and fixtures, machinery except electrical, electrical machinery, fabricated metal products, textiles, and paper and paper products . On the other hand, thirteen major sectors reported price increases, with two-digit growth observed in petroleum products,(22.0%) basic metals(16.8%) and publishing and printing(10.4%). Refer to Tables 2 and 1-A.

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