Data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service has indicated that the Producer Price Index for Manufacturing declined by 0.6 per cent over the period July to August 2015.
Increases were recorded for Other Manufacturing by 8.7 per cent and Petroleum and Chemical Products by 0.2 per cent.
A decline of 6.9 per cent was registered in Fabricated Medical Products, except Machinery and Equipment, while the price indices for the other seven industries remained constant during the period.
The index for the Food Production, Beverages and Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products sectors recorded no change at the end of the period July to August 2015.??The index for the Fabricated Metal Products Sector, except machinery and equipment, recorded a decline of 6.9 per cent at the end of the period under review.