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Producer Price Index Manufacturing – 1st Quarter 2014

1.  The PPI-M, which stood at 134.4 in December 2013, registered a decrease of 1.0 point        (-0.8%) over the first quarter to reach 133.4 in March 2014. On a monthly basis, the index lost 0.5 point (-0.4%) in January and 0.6 point (-0.5%) in February but gained 0.1 point (+0.1%) in March 2014.
2.  The average PPI-M for the first quarter of 2014 was 133.5, up by 0.5 point or +0.4% compared to the first quarter of 2013. That was mainly due to changes in the producer prices of the following:
                         (i)  Wearing apparel (+6.2%);
                         (ii) Fabricated metal products (+3.9%); and
                         (iii) Leather and related products (+3.6%).
June 2014