Producer prices in February 2019: +2.6% on February 2018

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Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In EnglishProducer prices of industrial products, February 2019–0.1% on the previous month+2.6% on the same month a year earlier Enlarge picture WIESBADEN – In February 2019 the index of producer prices for industrial products rose by 2.6% compared with the corresponding month of the preceding year. In January 2019 the annual rate of change all over also had been 2.6% as reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis).
Compared with the preceding month January 2019 the overall index decreased by 0.1% in February 2019 (+0.4% in January 2019 and -0.4% in December 2018).
In February 2019 the price indices of all main industrial groups increased compared with February 2018: Energy prices rose by 7.5% (-0.2% compared with January 2019). Prices of durable consumer goods as well as prices of capital goods were up 1.6%. Prices of intermediate goods increased by 1.1% (-0.1% compared with January 2019) and of non-durable consumer goods by 0.8%.
The overall index disregarding energy was 1.3% up on February 2018 and 0.1% up compared with January 2019.
More detailed data and long time series are available in table Producer price indices for industrial products (61241-0006) in the GENESIS-Online database.
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