Producer Prices for the Industrial Sector for December
National Bureau of Statistics of China2014-01-09 14:14




 

In December 2013, Producer Price Index (PPI) for manufactured goods decreased 1.4 percent year-on-year, and remained at the same level (the amount of change was 0, similarly hereinafter) month-on-month. The purchasing price index for manufactured goods went down by 1.4 percent year-on-year, and remained at the same level month-on-month. In 2013, the PPI decreased 1.9 percent year-on-year, the purchasing price index for manufactured goods went down by 2.0 percent year-on-year.

 

 

 

 

 

1. Year-on-Year Changes of Prices of Different Categories

 

The year-on-year change of producer prices for means of production decreased 1.8 percent, meaning 1.35 percentage points decrease in the overall price level. Of which, producer prices for mining and quarrying industry decreased 4.0 percent; that of raw materials industry decreased 2.0 percent, that of manufacturing and processing industry decreased 1.4 percent. Producer prices for consumer goods kept at the same level year-on-year. Of which, producer prices for foodstuff increased 0.6 percent, that of clothing increased 1.1 percent, that of commodities went down by 0.4 percent, while that of durable consumer goods dropped 1.1 percent.

 

 

 

 

 

The year-on-year purchaser price indexes for non-ferrous metal materials and wires fell 6.0 percent, fuel and power decreased 2.2 percent, ferrous metal materials went down by 1.7 percent, chemical raw materials decreased 1.5 percent, agricultural and sideline products prices rose by 1.2 percent, textile raw materials increased 0.3 percent.

 

2. Month-on-Month Changes of Prices of Different Categories

 

The producer prices for means of production remained at the same level month-on-month. Of the total, producer prices for mining and quarrying industry remained at the same level, that of raw materials industry increased 0.2 percent, that of manufacturing and processing industry decreased 0.1 percent. Producer prices for consumer goods remained at the same level month-on-month. Of which, producer prices for foodstuff went up by 0.1 percent, that of clothing and commodities remained at the same level, that of durable consumer goods decreased 0.1 percent.

 

The month-on-month purchaser price indexes for building materials and non-metallic increased 0.7 percent, that of fuel and power, ferrous metal materials, chemical raw materials all increased 0.1 percent, that of non-ferrous metal materials and wires went down by 0.4 percent, and that of textile raw materials went down by 0.1 percent.

 

Price Indexes for the Industrial Sector in December

 

 

December

Average on Jan-Dec

M/M(%)

Y/Y(%)

Y/Y(%)

 

 

 

 

I. Producer Price Indices

0.0

-1.4

-1.9

Means of production

0.0

-1.8

-2.6

 Mining and quarrying

0.0

-4.0

-5.7

 Raw materials

0.2

-2.0

-3.1

 Processing

-0.1

-1.4

-2.0

Means of subsistence

0.0

0.0

0.2

 Food

0.1

0.6

0.7

 Clothing

0.0

1.1

1.2

 Articles for daily use

0.0

-0.4

-0.2

 Durable consumer goods

-0.1

-1.1

-0.9

 

 

 

 

II. Purchaser Price Indices

0.0

-1.4

-2.0

Fuel and Power

0.1

-2.2

-3.4

Ferrous Metals

0.1

-1.7

-4.3

Non-ferrous Metal Materials and Wires

-0.4

-6.0

-4.6

Chemical Raw Materials

0.1

-1.5

-2.7

Wood and Pulp

0.0

-0.1

-0.4

Building Materials and Non-metallic

0.7

0.0

-1.3

Other Industrial Raw Materials and Semi-products

0.0

-0.8

-0.9

Agricultural and Sideline Products

0.0

1.2

1.6

Textile Raw Materials

-0.1

0.3

-0.1

 

 

 

 

III. Producer Price Indices of Major Industries

 

 

 

Mining and Washing of Coal

0.4 

-9.1 

-11.3 

Extraction of Petroleum and Natural Gas

-0.5 

-2.4 

-4.2 

Mining of Ferrous Metal Ores

0.3 

2.4 

-3.0 

Mining of Non-Ferrous Metal Ores

-0.8 

-6.6 

-4.3 

Mining and Processing of Nonmetal Ores

0.3 

0.8 

0.6 

Processing of Food from Agricultural Products

0.0 

0.1 

1.2 

Manufacture of Foods

0.3 

2.5 

1.7 

Manufacture of Wines, Beverage and Refined Tea

0.1 

0.2 

0.1 

Manufacture of Cigarettes and Tobacco

0.0 

0.2 

0.4 

Manufacture of Textile

-0.1 

0.5 

-0.2 

Manufacture of Textile Wearing Apparel and Ornament

0.0 

0.7 

1.1 

Processing of Timbers, Manufacture of Wood, Bamboo, Rattan, Palm, and Straw Products

0.1 

0.4 

0.8 

Manufacture of Paper and Paper Products

0.1 

-1.4 

-2.3 

Printing, Reproduction of Recording Media

0.0 

-0.5 

-0.5 

Processing of Petroleum, Coking, Processing of Nucleus Fuel

1.1 

-1.8 

-3.7 

Manufacture of Chemical Raw Material and Chemical Products

0.1 

-1.7 

-3.3 

Manufacture of Medicines

0.0 

0.7 

0.6 

Manufacture of Chemical Fibers

-0.9 

-4.3 

-4.4 

Manufacture of Rubber and Plastics Products

0.2 

-0.5 

-1.2 

Manufacture of Non-metallic Mineral Products

0.5 

0.8 

-1.0 

Manufacture and Processing of Ferrous Metals

-0.2 

-3.4 

-6.0 

Manufacture and Processing of Non-Ferrous Metals

-0.7 

-6.6 

-5.4 

Manufacture of Fabricated Metal Products

-0.1 

-1.4 

-1.8 

Manufacture of General- Purpose Machinery

0.0 

-0.4 

-0.7 

Manufacture of Motor Vehicles

0.0 

-1.0 

-0.6 

Manufacture of Railway Locomotives, Building of Ships and Boats, Manufacture of Air and Spacecrafts and Other Transportation Equipments

0.0 

-0.7 

-0.7 

Manufacture of Computer, Communication Equipment and Other Electronic Equipment

-0.3 

-2.7 

-2.7 

Production and Supply of Electric Power and Heat Power

0.2 

-0.2 

0.2 

Production and Distribution of Gas

1.7 

5.6 

2.1 

Production and Distribution of Water

0.0 

2.4 

1.9 

 

 

 

 

 

Annotations:

 

1. Explanatory Notes

 

Producer Price Index for manufactured goods consists of producer price index and purchaser price index.

 

The industrial producer price index reflects the trend and level of prices change when the products are sold for the first time.

 

The industrial purchaser price index reflects the trend and level of prices change for the products purchased by the industrial enterprises as intermediate inputs.

 

2. Statistical Coverage

 

The statistical survey of industrial producer prices covers prices for over 11,000 products from 1702 subclasses, 191 groups; and the statistical surveys of industrial purchaser prices cover prices for over 6,000 industrial products from over 900 subclasses.

 

3. Survey Methods

 

Industrial producer prices are collected from combined surveys of key businesses and typical businesses. Starting from 2011, the key businesses are those with their turnover from primary activities over 20 million yuan, and the typical businesses are those with less than 20 million yuan. The surveys cover about 60,000 industrial enterprises in over 400 cities across the country.

 

4. Industrial Classification is based on the “Industrial Classification for National Economic Activities” (GB/T4754-2011).

 

 

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