Producer Price Indices (PPI) for January - March, 2016

All industry (overall index) recorded a decrease from 114.8 in fourth Quarter (October-December 2015) to 114.4 in first Quarter (January-March 2016).

The main activities that led to the decrease in price for the first Quarter of year 2016 were Manufacture of tobacco products 10.1 percent, Other mining and quarrying 5.6 percent, Manufacture of chemical and chemical products 5.4 percent.

The fall in price of tobacco products were due to fluctuations in world market price, furthermore, the decrease in price of other mining and quarrying, chemical and chemical products were associated by decrease in cost of raw materials.

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