Manufacturing prices marginally down

26/04/2013 09:30

Output prices of Dutch manufacturing industry were 0.9 percent lower in March 2013 than in March 2012. In the previous three years, factory gate prices were higher than one year previously.

Factory gate prices

Factory gate prices

With 9.5 percent, prices of petroleum derivatives dropped most notably. Prices of basic metal products were also considerably down on one year previously (3.5 percent). Food, drinks and tobacco, on the other hand, were over 4 percent more expensive than in March 2012.

Index factory gate prices

Index factory gate prices 
Output prices in manufacturing industry dropped by 0.9 percent in March compared to February. The price drop on the foreign market equalled the one on the domestic market.

Figures on manufacturing prices released on 4 and 29 March have been adjusted. For more information, the reader is referred to this explanation. 

More figures can be found in dossier Business cycle.

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