Euro area industrial producer prices down 0.3 percent in Apr from Mar

Friday, 07 June 2019 11:16:50 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

According to the report released by Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities, in April this year industrial producer prices fell by 0.3 percent in the euro area and remained unchanged in the European Union member states (EU-28), month on month. On year-on-year basis, in April this year industrial producer prices rose by 2.6 percent in the euro area and were up by 2.9 percent in the EU-28.

In April, compared with March, prices in the energy sector declined by 1.5 percent in the euro area and 0.4 percent in the EU-28. Prices of intermediate goods increased by 0.1 percent in the euro area and 0.2 percent in the EU-28. Prices of durable goods increased by 0.1 percent both in the euro area and in the EU-28. Prices of non-durable goods went up by 0.5 percent both in the euro area and in the EU-28. Prices of capital goods increased by 0.1 both in the euro area and in the EU-28, all on month-on-month basis.

In the given month, among the member states for which data are available, the largest month-on-month increases in industrial producer prices were recorded in Denmark and Greece (both +1.2%), and Hungary (+0.9%), while decreases were observed in Belgium (-1.7%), Italy (-1.5%), and Sweden (-0.8%).

In April, compared with April 2018, prices in the energy sector rose by 6.6 percent in the euro area and by 7.0 percent in the EU-28. Prices of intermediate goods grew by 1.2 percent in the euro area and by 1.6 percent in the EU-28, year on year. Prices of durable goods increased by 1.5 percent in the euro area and by 1.6 percent in the EU-28, while prices of non-durable goods rose by 0.7 percent in the euro area and by 1.0 percent in the EU-28, on year-on-year basis. Prices of capital goods rose by 1.5 percent in the euro area and 1.6 percent in the EU-28, year on year.

Among member states for which data are available, industrial producer prices rose in all member states, with the largest year-on-year increases recorded in Romania (+6.7%), Hungary (+6.5%) and Latvia (+5.6%).


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