Survey at a glance
The information collected from the Monthly Inquiry for Index of Import Prices (IPI) is used to compile the Import Price Indices, which are a series of economic indicators that measure the price movement of goods imported into the UK.
They help monitor and measure inflation and are used in compiling the National Accounts.
Selection Criteria - UK trading businesses registered for VAT and/or PAYE
Population - All UK manufacturing businesses that record import activity with HM Revenue & Customs
Sample - Approximately 2,500
Frequency - Monthly
Where is the data published?
The Import Price Indices are published by ONS as part of the Producer Price Indices.