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Producers Price Index - Manufacturing 2nd Quarter 2014

1. The PPI-M, which stood at 133.4 in March 2014, registered an increase of 0.7 point (+0.5%) over the second quarter to reach 134.1 in June 2014. On a monthly basis, the index gained 0.2 point (+0.1%) in April, 0.1 point (+0.1%) in May and 0.4 point (+0.3%) in June 2014.
2. The average PPI-M for the second quarter of 2014 was 133.8, down by 0.5 point or -0.4% compared to the second quarter of 2013. This was mainly due to drops in the producer prices of the following:
   (i)  Basic metals (-2.6%);
   (ii)  Food products and beverages (-1.5%); and
   (iii) Furniture (-0.4%), partly offset by rises in the prices of
   (iv) Fabricated metal products (+6.1%); and
   (v)  Wearing apparel (+5.6%).
September 2014