Selling prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were the same in June 2013 as in June 2012. In the preceding three months, prices had continuously been below the level of twelve months previously. The price stability in June is predominantly due to the fact that prices of petroleum derivatives dropped less rapidly.
Prices of basis metal products were 4.1 percent down in June 2013 from June 2012. Prices of chemical products dropped by 2.9 percent. Prices of petroleum derivatives were 0.8 percent lower than twelve months previously, but prices of food, drinks and tobacco products were 3.6 percent higher.
Index selling prices
Selling prices in the sector manufacturing industry dropped by 0.5 percent in June compared to May. The price drop on the domestic market (0.3 percent) was less substantial than the price drop on the foreign market (0.6 percent).
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