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

0.0%

2.7%

Eurozone chemicals

-0.1%

2.5%

EU industry

-0.7%

2.4%

Eurozone industry

-0.5%

2.3%

Source: Eurostat


By: Leigh Stringer
+44 208 652 3214



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