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Producers Price Index: March 2012 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  17 May 2012
Key facts

In the March 2012 quarter, compared with the December 2011 quarter:

Prices received by producers (outputs) fell 0.1 percent. Prices paid by producers (inputs) rose 0.3 percent.
  • Manufacturing was the key contributor to the fall, with meat and dairy product prices down. 
  • Sheep, beef, and dairy farming output prices were down.
  • Electricity and gas supply prices were up 6.9 percent.
  • Higher electricity generator prices were the largest contributor to the inputs PPI.
  • Food manufacturers paid lower prices for livestock and milk. The manufacturing inputs price index was down 1.2 percent. 

 

In the March 2012 quarter, compared with the March 2011 quarter:

  • The prices received by producers rose 1.6 percent.
  • The prices paid by producers rose 2.3 percent.

 Graph, Producers price index, all industries - inputs and outputs, quarterly, March 2006 to March 2012.

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician
17 May 2012
ISSN 1178-0622

 

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