When compared to May 2022, the industrial producer price index increased by 4.1 per cent. Price increases were registered in the consumer goods (8.3 per cent), capital goods (4.5 per cent) and intermediate goods (2.3 per cent). No price change occurred in the energy sector.
Industrial producer prices for the domestic market increased by 2.0 per cent. Price rises were recorded in the consumer goods (6.4 per cent) and in the capital goods (2.6 per cent). On the contrary, the intermediate goods dropped by 1.1 per cent.
Non-domestic prices increased by 5.5 per cent. The prices of goods destined to the non-euro area rose by 6.3 per cent while those destined to the euro area increased by 4.0 per cent (Table 2).
During May 2023, the industrial producer price index decreased by 0.3 per cent when compared to April 2023. Intermediate goods and capital goods dropped by 0.7 per cent and 0.6 per cent respectively. On the other hand, consumer goods rose by 0.4 per cent. There were no price changes in the energy sector.
Domestic market prices went up by 0.4 per cent due to an increase of 1.2 per cent in the consumer goods. No price changes were registered in the capital goods or in the intermediate goods.
Non-domestic prices decreased by 0.7 per cent. The prices of goods destined to the non-euro area dropped by 0.7 per cent while those destined to the euro area fell by 0.6 per cent (Table 3).
(2015=100) for total industry
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1. The Industrial Producer Price Index (IPPI) monitors the changes in selling prices of all leading products within a sample of around 80 large enterprises which account for over 80 per cent of the total industrial turnover.
2. The pricing point for the monthly price collection is the 15th day of the month or the nearest trading day prior to that date.
3. The methodologies and guidelines used are set by Eurostat and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
4. Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1197 specifies that it is the objective of the Industrial Producer Price Index to measure the development of transaction prices from the point of view of the producer. The observed producer price is the basic price that excludes VAT and adds subsidies on products received by the producer.
5. Euro area exports are transactions between Maltese enterprises and enterprises within the euro area. The euro area includes Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Croatia (2023), Estonia (from 2011), Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia (from 2014), Lithuania (from 2015), Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain. These are classified as ‘non-domestic euro-area’. The ‘non-domestic non-euro area’ covers transactions between Maltese enterprises and enterprises within the non-euro area. Examples include the USA and Sweden. The latter country is in the EU but does not use the euro currency. Transactions among local resident enterprises are considered ‘domestic’.
6. The objective of Main Industrial Groupings (MIGs) is to provide an activity breakdown of industry using the internationally recognised classification of economic activities (NACE Rev. 2 Sections B, C, D and E) in terms of demand-based products: intermediate goods, energy, capital goods, durable consumer goods, and non-durable consumer goods. These regroup NACE Sections B to E and cover the following economic activities: quarrying, manufacturing, electricity and water supply.
7. Figures for the last three months are to be considered provisional and subject to revision. However, in exceptional cases, past data may also be revised.
8. The figures in this news release are unadjusted, that is, there are no working-day or seasonal adjustments.
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|Main Industrial Grouping (MIG)||Total (Flow)|
|Durable consumer goods||2.0|
|Non-durable consumer goods||30.8|