Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
Così Eurostat definisce il PPI, Producer Prices Index.
«PRODUCER PRICES (OUTPUT PRICES)
The producer prices are also known as output prices. However, although the STS-Regulations use the term of “output prices”, in practice the most used term is “producer prices”. The definition in this paragraph reflects the terminology used in the Commission Regulation 1503/2006.
The objective of the output price index is to measure the monthly development of transaction prices of economic activities.
The domestic output price index for an economic activity measures the average price development of all goods and related services resulting from that activity and sold on the domestic market. The non-domestic price index shows the average price development (expressed in the national currency) of all goods and related services resulting from that activity and sold outside of the domestic market. When combined, these two indices show the average price development of all goods and related services resulting from an activity.
It is essential that all price-determining characteristics of the products are taken into account, including quantity of units sold, transport provided, rebates, service conditions, guarantee conditions and destination.
The indices of domestic and non-domestic prices require separate output price indices to be compiled according to the destination of the product. The destination is determined by the residency of the third party that has ordered or purchased the product. Output prices for the non-domestic market are further sub-divided into output prices for products despatched to euro-zone countries and all other output prices.»
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Eurostat ha pubblicato l’ultimo aggiornamento della Tabella dei PPI in Europa e nei singoli stati.
Come si constata, in pochi mesi il PPI è salito al 7.6% nell’Unione Europea e del 7.5% nell’Eurozona.
Per quanto riguarda i singoli stati, solo Irlanda, Cipro, Lussemburgo, Malta, Slovenia, Slovakia, e Svizzera sono sotto un PPI del 5%.
Ma ciò che colpisce è la rapidità con cui questo indice è salito.
Le variazioni così repentine sono tutto fuorché gradite ai mercati.