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INDUSTRY: PRODUCER PRICES UP 0.2% IN AUGUST.

The EU industrial producer price index increased by 0.2% in August compared with the previous month, according to the latest estimates from Eurostat, the EU's Statistical Office. Prices remained unchanged in July. The increase in August is principally due to energy production which rose by 1.1%.

Over twelve months, industrial producer prices were up 1.5%. In August 2003, as compared to August 2002, energy rose by 4.9% and is the principal reason for overall year-on-year increase, too. Over the year as a whole, the highest increases was registered in Sweden (+7.7%). or the first time this month,

Eurostat has included data for the acceding countries in an Annex.

Detailed tables for individual countries (present and future EU Member States) are available on our EISnet site at: www.eis.be > Advanced search > Reference = EURE;2808;356;

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