Manufacturing prices down

30/05/2013 09:30

Selling prices of Dutch manufacturing industry were 2.2 percent lower in April 2013 than in April 2012. In March, manufacturers charged 0.9 percent less for their products than twelve months previously. The decrease in both months is predominantly due to prices of petroleum derivatives.

Selling prices

Selling prices

Prices of petroleum derivatives dropped by 13.2 percent in April 2013 relative to April 2012. Prices of basic metal products (4.2 percent) and prices of chemical products (4.1 percent) were also down from one year previously. Prices of food, drinks and tobacco products, on the other hand, were 4.0 percent higher.

Index selling prices

Index selling prices

Selling prices in manufacturing industry dropped by 1.4 percent in April compared to March. The price drop on the foreign market was slightly more substantial than the price drop on the domestic market.

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