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31-05-2021 12:53

Index of Industrial Output Prices: April 2021

Annual Change -0,8%

The Index of Industrial Output Prices for April 2021 reached 102,1 units (base 2015=100), recording an increase of 0,6% compared to March 2021. Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the index recorded a decrease of 0,8%. For the period January-April 2021, the index showed a decrease of 2,3% compared to the corresponding period of 2020.

In April 2021 compared to March 2021, the index remained stable in the sector of electricity supply, while it showed a rise in the sectors of mining and quarrying by 0,3%, manufacturing by 0,6% and water supply and materials recovery by 2,3%.

Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, an increase was recorded in the sectors of water supply and materials recovery (26,5%), manufacturing (1,0%) and mining and quarrying (0,6%) and a decrease in the sector of electricity supply (-12,6%). 

By division of economic activity in manufacturing, in April 2021 compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, increases were recorded in the manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products (5,8%), the manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products (3,8%) and the manufacture of wood and products of wood and cork, except furniture (3,4%), while decreases were recorded in the manufacture of refined petroleum products, chemicals and chemical products and pharmaceutical products and preparations (-0,3%), the manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel and leather products (-0,5%) and the manufacture of electronic and optical products and electrical equipment (-0,8%).

Table 1

Economic Activity

Index (2015=100)

 

Percentage Change (%)

Mar

2021

Apr

2021

 

Apr 2021/

Mar 2021

Apr 2021/

Apr 2020

Jan-Apr 2021/

Jan-Apr 2020

Mining and Quarrying

98,6

98,9

 

0,3

0,6

0,2

Manufacturing

102,3

102,9

 

0,6

1,0

0,0

Electricity Supply

96,0

96,0

 

0,0

-12,6

-14,5

Water Supply and Materials Recovery

112,8

115,4

 

2,3

26,5

17,2

General Index

Local

Export

101,5

101,6

100,9

102,1

102,0

102,2

 

0,6

0,4

1,3

-0,8

-2,2

5,8

-2,3

-3,5

3,1

Note: Data for March 2021 in the sector of Electricity Supply and April 2021 in the sectors of Electricity Supply and Water Supply and Materials Recovery are preliminary.

Table 2

Code NACE Rev. 2

Economic Activity

Percentage Change (%)

Apr 2021/

Mar 2021

Apr 2021/

Apr 2020

Jan-Apr 2021/

Jan-Apr 2020

C

ΜANUFACTURING

0,6

1,0

0,0

10+11+12

Manufacture of Food Products, Beverages and Tobacco Products

0,6

0,0

-1,4

13+14+15

Manufacture of Textiles, Wearing Apparel and Leather Products

0,0

-0,5

-0,4

16

Manufacture of Wood and Products of Wood and Cork, except Furniture

1,8

3,4

2,2

17+18

Manufacture of Paper and Paper Products and Printing

0,0

0,5

0,5

19+20+21

Manufacture of Refined Petroleum Products, Chemicals and Chemical Products and Pharmaceutical Products and Preparations

0,0

-0,3

-0,2

22

Manufacture of Rubber and Plastic Products

0,3

0,3

-0,1

23

Manufacture of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products

1,6

3,8

1,3

24+25

Manufacture of Basic Metals and Fabricated Metal Products

1,0

5,8

4,4

26+27

Manufacture of Electronic and Optical Products and Electrical Equipment

-0,1

-0,8

-0,9

28+29+30

Manufacture of Machinery and Equipment, Motor Vehicles and Other Transport Equipment

-0,2

0,4

0,4

31+32+33

Manufacture of Furniture, Other Manufacturing and Repair and Installation of Machinery and Equipment

0,0

0,4

0,7

METHODOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Definitions

The Industrial Output Prices Index is a monthly index and is the combination of the Industrial Output Prices Index for the domestic market and the Industrial Output Prices Index for the non domestic market.

The prices collected for products sold in the domestic market are basic selling prices excluding VAT, discounts, commissions and excise duties.  Moreover, the prices collected for products sold in the non domestic market are quoted FOB (free on board).

The prices collected refer mainly to transactions between the enterprises that produce and sell the products chosen for the compilation of the Industrial Output Prices Index and the enterprises that buy these products, regardless of whether those products are to be used as raw materials or as merchandise.

Scope
The monthly Industrial Output Prices Index reflects the evolution of prices in the sectors of mining and quarrying, manufacturing, electricity supply, water supply and materials recovery, that is, sections B, C, D and E of the statistical classification of economic activities NACE Rev. 2 of the European Union. The index does not include sewerage, waste collection, treatment and disposal and remediation activities, which are codes 37, 38.1, 38.2 and 39 of section E. The index can be an early indicator of inflationary pressures in the economy. The aggregated index is broken down to local market and export market indices.

Data collection

The collection of data for the sectors of mining and quarrying, manufacturing and materials recovery is conducted by the Statistical Service by telephone enquiries and e-mail. Data is collected after the first Thursday of each month from a sample of enterprises. The Electricity Authority of Cyprus provides consumption data in quantity and value terms, while data is also received from water distribution and desalination units.

Compilation method

The Industrial Output Prices Index is using 2015 as base year, meaning that it shows the monthly changes in prices in relation with the monthly average prices of the year 2015. In the base year, the average of the price indices for the twelve months is 100,0. For example, a monthly price index of 112,3 means that the prices for the specific month have increased by 12,3% in relation to the average monthly prices of 2015.

The aggregated Industrial Output Prices Index is a weighted average of the price indices of the various sub-sectors of Industry. The weights used reflect the sales value of products belonging to each sub-sector in the base year (2015) in relation to the total sales value of the sector.

The compilation of the Industrial Output Prices Index follows the provisions of Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics. The Index is transmitted every month to the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat).

 

For more information:

Statistical Service (CYSTAT) Website, subtheme Industry

 

Contact
Evangelia Menelaou: Tel.: 22602165, E-mail: emenelaou@cystat.mof.gov.cy

 

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