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INDUSTRIAL PRODUCER PRICES UP 1% IN EU.

The industrial producer price index rose by 0.9% in the eurozone and by 1% in the EU27 from March to April 2011. The greatest increases were seen in Latvia (+4.6%), the United Kingdom (+1.8%), the Netherlands (+1.4%) and in Denmark and Greece (+1.2% each). The smallest increases were recorded in Romania (+0.3%). Sweden was the only country where prices fell (-0.5%), while prices in Malta remained stable. In April 2011, compared to April 2010, industrial producer prices rose by 6.7% in the eurozone and 7.8% in the EU27. The greatest increases were recorded in the United Kingdom (+13.1%), the Netherlands (+11.7%), Bulgaria (+10.7%), Belgium (+10.6%) and Lithuania (+10.5%), and the smallest in Malta (+0.9%), Sweden (+2.9%), Slovakia (+3.1%) and Cyprus (+4.7%).

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Publication:European Report
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:4E
Date:Jun 8, 2011
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