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Producers Price Index: September 2011 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  17 November 2011
Key facts

In the September 2011 quarter, compared with the June 2011 quarter:

The producers price index (PPI) for outputs rose 0.2 percent. The PPI for inputs rose 0.6 percent.
  • Higher prices for electricity pushed the electricity and gas supply index up 12.8 percent.
  • Dairy cattle farming fell 12.3 percent due to lower farm-gate milk prices.
  • Dairy product manufacturing fell 3.6 percent, reflecting lower milk powder prices.
  • Higher prices for electricity generation pushed the electricity and gas supply index up 19.3 percent.
  • Dairy product manufacturing fell 10.2 percent, influenced by lower farm-gate milk prices.

 

In the September 2011 quarter, compared with the September 2010 quarter:

  • The PPI for output prices rose 3.5 percent.
  • The PPI for input prices rose 4.7 percent.

Graph, Producers price index, all industries – inputs and outputs, quarterly, September 2005 to 2011.

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician
17 November 2011
ISSN 1178-0622
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