Producers Price

Producer Price Survey : February 2010

The Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for the manufacturing industry registered a decline of 1.9 percent in February 2010, compared with the year ago level, according to the preliminary results of the Monthly Producer Price Survey. Furniture and fixtures posted the biggest decline of 36.4 percent followed by fabricated metal products (-10.1%). Eight major sectors exhibited single-digit decrease led by electrical machinery (- 9.5%). On the other hand, increases in the PPI were observed in nine major sectors led by petroleum products (33.1%). Moreover, the growth rate of PPI for wood and wood products remained flat. Refer to Tables 1 and 1-B.

Producer Price Survey : March 2010

The Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for the manufacturing industry posted a decrease of 1.2 percent in March 2010, compared with the year ago level, according to the preliminary results of the Monthly Producer Price Survey. Among the major sectors, furniture and fixtures and electrical machinery posted significant declines of 35.4 percent and 10.3 percent respectively, while eight major sectors posted single-digit decreases in price led by fabricated metal products. On the other hand, increases in the PPI were observed in ten major sectors led by petroleum products (32.6%). Refer to Tables 1 and 1-B.

Producer Price Survey : May 2010

The Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for the manufacturing industry dropped by 5.4 percent in May 2010, compared with the year ago level, according to the preliminary results of the Monthly Producer Price Survey. Furniture and fixtures recorded the biggest decline of 21.1 percent followed by other two major sectors that posted significant decrements namely: machinery except electrical (- 18.9%) and electrical machinery (-15.8%). On the other hand, ten major sectors exhibited increases in PPI led by petroleum products and footwear and wearing apparel with two-digit growth of 14.0 percent and 10.5 percent, respectively. Refer to Tables 1 and 1-B.

Producer Price Survey : June 2010

The Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for the manufacturing industry went down by 5.9 percent in June 2010 compared with the year ago level, according to the preliminary results of the Monthly Producer Price Survey. Double-digit declines were posted by three (3) major sectors led by furniture and fixtures at 25.9 percent. This was followed by electrical machinery and machinery except electrical with decreases of 18.3 percent and 17.1 percent, respectively. On the other hand, 12 major sectors exhibited increases in PPI led by footwear and wearing apparel and leather products with two-digit growth of 11.6 percent and 10.0 percent, respectively. Refer to Tables 1 and 1-B.

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