Producers Price

Producer Price Survey : October 2018

The Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for manufacturing dropped by 0.6 percent in October 2018 compared with the index recorded in October 2017. This can be attributed to the decline in the indices of eight major industry groups with non-metallic mineral products posting the highest decrease of 10.3 percent. Meanwhile, increases where noted in 12 major industry groups led by tobacco products with 18.2 percent annual growth. Refer to Tables 1 and A-1.

Producer Price Survey : July 2018

The Producer Price Index (PPI, 2000=100) for manufacturing slightly increased at a rate of 0.4 percent in July 2018 from negative growth of 0.8 percent during the same period of previous year. The upturn can be attributed to the increases of 11 out of 20 major sectors led by tobacco products with 51.9 percent. On the other hand, fabricated metal products (-23.7 percent) led the nine sectors that posted decreases. Refer to Tables 1 and A-1.

Month by month, PPI slightly descend by 0.5 percent from the previous month’s rate of negative 0.5 percent with nine major sectors recording negative growths. The rest of the eleven major sectors posted a one-digit positive growth. Refer to Tables 1 and A-2.

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