Price increase manufacturing industry slightly less substantial

Selling prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were nearly 10 percent higher in August 2011 than in August 2010. The price increase is somewhat less substantial than in July, when selling prices were slightly less than 10 percent up on the same month last year.

Manufacturing prices rose across the board relative to August 2010. With 26 percent, prices of refined petroleum products increased most notably. However, the increase was slightly less substantial than in July (29 percent). Manufacturers in the chemical industry (16 percent) and manufacturers of food products (10 percent) also charged much higher prices for their products. 

Compared to one month previously, prices decreased by 0.5 percent. The price drop on the domestic market was slightly more substantial than the one on the foreign market.

Factory gate prices

Factory gate prices

More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.