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Business Price Indexes: March 2015 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  19 May 2015
Key facts

Business prices compared with December 2014 quarter

  • The output producer price index (PPI) fell 0.9 percent.
  • The input PPI (prices paid by producers) fell 1.1 percent.
  • Both PPIs were mainly influenced by lower prices for petroleum and coal product manufacturing (outputs fell 19 percent, inputs fell 23 percent).
  • The farm expenses price index (FEPI) fell 0.5 percent.
  • The capital goods price index (CGPI) rose 0.6 percent.

 

 Price indexes: March 2015 quarter

 Quarterly change

 Annual change

 Prices received by producers (output PPI)

 -0.9

 -2.5

 Prices paid by producers (input PPI)

 -1.1

-4.0

 Prices paid by farmers (FEPI)

 -0.5

 2.3

 Capital goods prices (CGPI)

 0.6

 2.8

 Salary and wage rates, including overtime (labour cost index)

 0.3

 1.7

 Prices paid by consumers (CPI)

 -0.3

 0.1

 

 Price indexes: December 2014 quarter

 Quarterly change

 Annual change

 Export prices for goods (overseas trade index)

 -1.8 P

 -7.6 P

 Import prices for goods (overseas trade index)

 0.2 P

 -3.1 P

 Symbol: P provisional    

 

 

 

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 2423-0340
19 May 2015
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