Increase in manufacturing prices remains stable

30/10/2012 09:30

Output prices of the Dutch manufacturing industry were more than 4 percent higher in September 2012 than in September 2011. The increase in manufacturing prices was about the same as in August.

Factory gate prices

Factory gate prices

In September 2012, output prices in the petroleum industry were nearly 13 percent higher than in September 2011. The increase is far less substantial than in August, when prices were more than 17 percent up on twelve months previously. Manufacturers of food, drinks and tobacco and manufacturers of chemical products also charged more for their products. Prices rose by nearly 7 and over 3 percent respectively. Prices of basic metal products were down by nearly 6 percent, on the other hand.

Index factory gate prices

Index factory gate prices

Output prices in manufacturing rose by 0.5 percent in September compared to August. At 0.8 percent, the price increase on the domestic market was more substantial than that on the foreign market (0.3 percent).

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