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Producers Price Index: March 2013 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  17 May 2013
Key facts

For the producers price index (PPI) in the March 2013 quarter, compared with the December 2012 quarter:

The output PPI (prices received by producers) rose 0.8 percent.

The input PPI (prices paid by producers) rose 0.8 percent.
  • Electricity and gas supply prices rose 12.5 percent.
  • Dairy product manufacturing prices rose 5.7 percent.
  • Prices received by dairy cattle farmers rose 5.0 percent.
  • Sheep, beef cattle, and grain farming prices fell 7.8 percent.

 

  • Electricity and gas supply input prices increased 15.1 percent.
  • Dairy product manufacturing input prices increased 4.5 percent.
  • Meat and meat product manufacturing input prices fell 7.8 percent.

 

In the March 2013 quarter, compared with the March 2012 quarter:

  • The output PPI increased 0.1 percent.
  • The input PPI was unchanged.

 Graph, Producers price index, all industries – inputs and outputs, quarterly, March 2007 to March 2013.

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician
17 May 2013
ISSN 1178-0622

 

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