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 May 2012 the total producer price index decreased by 0.3% with respect to the previous month; the index of producer prices fell by 0.3% on domestic market and no change on non domestic market. The percentage change of the average of the last three months compared to the previous three months was +0.9% (+1.0% on domestic market and +0.5% on non domestic market).
The index rose by 2.2% compared with May 2011 (+2.3% on domestic market and +1.6% on non-domestic market).