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Services producer price indices: postal and courier activities and telecommunications
Services Producer Price Indices (SPPIs) or Output Price Indices for Services measure quarterly changes in the prices received for services provided by enterprises to other enterprises and Government. This means the SPPIs cover what are commonly known as business to business transactions, thus leaving out sales to consumers. The indices are chained based, their reference base year is 2006=100 and are calculated according to Ateco 2007 classification (Italian edition of Nace Rev. 2).
In quarter IV 2011 the producer price index in the sector of Postal and courier activities rose by 0.9% compared with the previous quarter and by 2.7% compared with the same quarter of 2010. The comparison between the 2011 average and the correspondent one of 2010 gave a drop of 0.5%.