The industrial producer price index measures the evolution of output prices for goods manufactured in Italy and sold on the domestic and non-domestic markets. Since January 2012 indices are compiled in the calculation base December 2011 and disseminated in reference base 2005.
In March 2012 the total producer price index increased by 0.3% with respect to the previous month; the index of producer prices rose by 0.3% on domestic market and by 0.1 on non domestic market. The percentage change of the average of the last three months compared to the previous three months was +1.2% (+1.3% on domestic market and +0.6% on non domestic market).
The index rose by 2.7% compared with March 2011 (+2.7% on domestic market and +2.1% on non-domestic market).