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Latest publication: Producer price indices 2019, August

Published: 25 March 2019

Producer prices for manufactured products grew by 3.0 per cent from February last year

According to Statistics Finland, producer prices for manufactured products rose by an average of 3.0 per cent from February 2018 to February 2019. Producer prices for manufactured products sold on the domestic market rose by 3.2 per cent, while the producer prices of export products went up by 2.8 per cent.

Producer Price Index (PPI) 2015=100, 1/2015–2/2019

Producer Price Index (PPI) 2015=100, 1/2015–2/2019
The increase in the producer prices for manufactured goods was particularly attributable to risen prices of pulp, paper, paperboard and cardboard, electricity as well as oil products from February 2018.

The Export Price Index rose by 2.7 per cent and the Import Price Index by 1.9 per cent in the year. The Basic Price Index for Domestic Supply went up by 3.0 per cent. The Basic Price Index for Domestic Supply including Taxes went up by 3.1 per cent.

Export prices were, in particular, boosted by the higher prices of pulp, paper, paperboard and cardboard, and chemicals and chemical products from February last year. The rise in import prices was in turn particularly caused by higher prices of oil products, chemicals and chemical products and electricity compared with last year’s February.

From January to February, producer prices for manufactured goods went up by 0.1 per cent. The rise was mainly due to increased prices of oil products from the previous month.

Producer Price Indices 2015=100, February 2019

  Index Monthly change, % Annual change, %
Producer Price Index, total 106.3 0.1 3.0
- Producer Price Index, domestic goods 106.1 0.2 3.2
- Producer Price Index, export goods 106.6 0.0 2.8
Export Price Index 106.4 0.1 2.7
Import Price Index 108.4 0.6 1.9
Basic Price Index for Domestic Supply 107.6 0.3 3.0
Basic Price Index for Domestic Supply, incl. taxes 107.6 0.2 3.1

Producer Price Indices 1949=100, February 2019

  Index Monthly change, % Annual change, %
Production Price Index 2046 0.1 3.0
Export Price Index 1766 0.1 2.7
Import Price Index 1661 0.6 1.9
Wholesale Price Index 2382 0.2 3.1

Reviews to the calculation of the Producer Price Index

The calculation of the Producer Price Index is reviewed starting from the Index for January 2019 so that the indices are annual chain-linked indices.

In practice, the shift to the chain-linked index method means that the weight structure of the Producer Price Index will in future be updated every year. The new weight structure will take effect starting from the Index for January of each year. In addition to the weight structure, product categories and the enterprise sample can also be updated annually, if needed. The base year of the Index remains unchanged (2015=100).

In future, the index calculation will be made so that each index series is chained forward with changes in the Index calculated according to the new weight structure. A more detailed description of the calculation method is available in the updated Producer Price Index for Manufactured Products and Producer Price Indices for Services 2015=100 Handbook for Users to be published in spring.

These changes improve the quality of the Index, because with their help, structural changes in production, exports and imports can be taken into account faster in future.


Source: Producer Price Index 2019, Febuary. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Anna-Riikka Pitkänen 029 551 3466, Veli Kettunen 029 551 2693, thi.tilastokeskus@stat.fi

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Producer price indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-3695. February 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.10.2019].
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