EU chemicals producer prices rise 0.1% in March – Eurostat

03 May 2013 11:36  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Chemicals producer prices in the EU increased by 0.1% month on month in March, European statistics agency Eurostat said on Friday.

Eurozone chemicals producer prices were also up 0.1% over the same period, the agency added.

The data shows that prices were also up in both regions year on year, with prices rising by 0.4% over the period compared to March 2012.

Europe’s total industrial producer prices decreased in March, falling by 0.2% in the EU and the eurozone compared to the previous month.

“Among the member states for which data are available, the largest decreases in the total index were observed in Bulgaria and Greece (both -1.1%), Spain (-1.0%) and Lithuania (-0.6%), and the highest increases in Estonia (+1.9%), Ireland (+1.3%), Slovenia and Finland (both +0.3%),” the agency said.

On an annual basis, industrial producer prices increased by 0.7% in both regions.

“Among the Member States for which data are available, the largest increases in the total index were observed in Estonia (+11.3%), Belgium (+3.7%), Ireland (+2.6%) and France (+1.9%). Decreases were recorded in Sweden (-1.4%), Greece (-1.3%), Austria (-0.8%), Poland (-0.5%) and the Netherlands (-0.4%),” Eurostat added.

March 2013 vs
February 2013

March 2013 vs 
March 2012

EU chemicals

0.1%

0.4%

Eurozone chemicals

0.1%

0.4%

EU industry

-0.2%

0.7%

Eurozone industry

-0.2%

0.7%


By: Tom Brown
+44 208 652 3214



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