Manufacturing prices marginally higher

04/03/2013 09:30
Figures on manufacturing prices released on 4 and 29 March have been adjusted. For more information, the reader is referred to this explanation. Adjusted figures for January can be accessed in StatLine.

Output prices of Dutch manufacturing industry were 0.4 percent higher in January 2013 than in January 2012. The price increase was smaller than in December, when manufacturing prices were 2.0 percent up from twelve months previously.

Factory gate prices

Factory gate prices

Prices in food, drinks and tobacco shops were more than 5 percent higher in January than one year previously, but basic metal products, petroleum derivates and products manufactured by the paper and graphical industry were cheaper than in January 2012. In the preceding months, prices of petroleum derivates had been markedly higher than one year previously.

Index factory gate prices

Index factory gate prices

Output prices in manufacturing industry rose by 0.4 percent in January 2013 compared to December 2012. With 0.6 percent, the price increase on the foreign market exceeded the price increase on the domestic market (0.2 percent).

More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.

For more information on economic indicators, the reader is referred to the Economic Monitor.