EU chemicals producer prices flat in May from April – Eurostat

03 July 2012 11:23  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--The EU chemicals producer price index was flat in May from April, according to Eurostat figures released on Tuesday.

The index was down by 0.1% month on month in the 17-member eurozone, the EU statistics agency added.

Compared with the same month in 2011, chemicals producer prices in May were 2.7% higher in the 27-member EU and up 2.5% in the eurozone.

Total industrial producer prices in May were down 0.7% in the EU and 0.5% in the eurozone compared with the month before, the Eurostat data showed.

Year on year, industrial producer prices in May rose by 2.4% in the EU and by 2.3% in the eurozone.

European industrial and chemical producer price

May 2012 vs.
April 2012

May 2012 vs. 
May 2011

EU chemicals



Eurozone chemicals



EU industry



Eurozone industry



Source: Eurostat

By: Leigh Stringer
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