Provisional estimates show that when comparing May 2009 to the corresponding month last year, the industrial producer price index of the sampled enterprises increased by 2.1 per cent, according to new data published Monday by the NSO.
In May 2009, compared with the previous month, producer prices in total industry remained stable. Prices in the Domestic market decreased by 10.5 per cent in the Capital Goods sector, but registered a 0.3 per cent and 0.1 per cent increase in the Consumer Non-Durables and Intermediate Goods sectors respectively.
Prices in the eurozone market decreased by 0.2 per cent in the Capital Goods sector, and by 0.1 per cent in the Consumer Non-Durables sector. An increase of 0.1 per cent was registered in the Intermediate Goods sector.
In the non-eurozone market, the Intermediate Goods sector decreased by 1.1 per cent, and the Capital Goods and Consumer Non-Durable Goods sectors each decreased by 0.2 per cent.
When comparing May 2009 to the corresponding month last year, producer prices for the Domestic market registered increases for all Main Industrial Groupings (MIGs), except for the Capital Goods and the Intermediate Goods sectors.
In the eurozone export market, decreases were registered for the Intermediate Goods and the Capital Goods sectors. On the other hand, an increase was registered in the Consumer Non- Durables sector while the Consumer Durables sector remained stable.
In the non-eurozone export market, increases were registered for all Main Industrial Groupings except for the Consumer Durables sector, which remained stable.
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