Aim of this survey

The aim of this survey is to recruit new respondents to the Monthly Survey for Index Numbers of Producer Prices (PPI). The monthly survey collects prices for products manufactured and sold within the UK. These prices are used to compile the Producer Price Index, which provides an important measure of inflation, alongside other indicators such as the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) and the Services Producer Prices Index (SPPI).

What you need to know

To complete the survey, you will need to provide the following information for each of the indices listed:

  • a product that your business regularly produces
  • the product(s) description including the terms of sale
  • the latest monthly price for each of the items you specify

If you are an existing supplier of information for the monthly PPI survey, these items will be added to your current questionnaire.

All information you provide is strictly confidential.

Survey information

Selection criteria: UK businesses registered for Value Added Tax (VAT) and/or Pay as You Earn (PAYE) or with Companies House.

Frequency: the survey is carried out at various points throughout the year when additional respondents are required for the monthly PPI survey.

Why you were selected

Following the information you provided on the Annual Prodcom Survey, your company has been selected to supply information to us as we believe it meets the selection criteria of the survey. That is, it is a UK company or group of companies registered for VAT and/or PAYE. Your response ensures we represent your industry.

This survey is conducted under the provisions of the Statistics of Trade Act 1947. Once selected, your business is legally obliged to comply. You cannot appeal your selection.

How to complete this survey

Please complete and return the questionnaire following the guidelines on the front page.

Reminders are issued automatically, so you may receive one if you submit data just before or after the return date.

At the moment this survey is not available to complete online. We are currently developing a secure online collection platform. You will receive a letter notifying you when you can complete the survey on our new platform. We appreciate your patience.

If you need help

If your question is not answered on this page, you may be able to find the answer in the About Office for National Statistics (ONS) business surveys section.

You can call us on 0300 1234 219. Please quote the three-digit survey ID: 161.

From outside the UK: +44 300 1234 219.

Er mwyn gwneud cais am ffurflen Gymraeg (to speak to someone in Welsh): 0300 1234 921.