Wholesale Price Index


Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

Manufacturing industries output price index, industrial producer price indices classified by industry; indices for building and construction materials, capital goods, and energy products.

A Methods and Quality Report is available for this statistic.




CSO Wholesale Price Index survey and other sources.


The output price indices for sectors of manufacturing industries cover both home sales and export sales. The building and construction materials, capital goods and energy products indices cover home production and imports of these commodities.



Reference period

Indices in the series are based on prices at the 15th of the month

Start date

January 1995 (monthly) 1975 (annual)


Typically 25 days after the end of the reference month


  • Industry (NACE)
    About 30 categories; together with various aggregates covering NACE codes 05-33 (currently NACE Rev. 2 Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community).
  • Building and construction materials
    Stone, sand and gravel; Cement; Ready mixed mortar and concrete; Concrete blocks and bricks; Other concrete products; Structural steel; Reinforcing metal; Rough timber; Other timber; Bituminous macadam and asphalt; Bituminous emulsions; Electrical fittings; All other materials. Further breakdowns are provided within certain categories.
  • Energy products
    Petrol; Autodiesel; Gas oil; Fuel oil; Electricity.
  • Capital Goods
    Transportable capital; Agriculture and industry; Other sectors; Total transportable capital; Building and construction (i.e. materials and wages).


Economy - Prices

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