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ppi-manufacturing 1st Qtr 2013

Economic and Social Indicators - Producers Price Index (Manufacturing)
1st Quarter 2013
  1. The monthly PPI-M, which stood at 131.0 in December 2012, registered an increase of 3.5 points (+2.7%) during the first quarter of 2013, reaching 134.5 by March. On a monthly basis, the index gained 0.5 point (+0.4%) in January, 2.7 points (+2.0%) in February and 0.3 point (+0.2%) in March 2013.
2.      The average quarterly PPI-M gained 2.8 points (+2.1%) in the first quarter of 2013, to reach 133.4 from 130.6 in the fourth quarter of 2012. This is mainly due to increases in the prices of “Machinery and equipment, n.e.c” (+4.4%), “Food products and beverages” (+3.2%) and “Wearing apparel” (+2.0%). 
3.      Compared to the first quarter of 2012, the average PPI-M for the first quarter of 2013 was up by 7.1 points or 5.6%. This is mainly attributable to higher prices of “Wearing apparel” (+15.3%) and “Food products and beverages” (+7.3%).
June 2013
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