Selling prices of the Dutch manufacturing industry were 2.9 percent lower in September 2013 than in September 2012. In August, prices were 2.4 percent down from twelve months previously. In both months, prices of petroleum derivatives mainly accounted for the decrease.
Selling prices of petroleum derivatives dropped by 9.9 percent in September. Prices of chemical products were 4.6 percent down on twelve months previously. Manufacturers in printing and publishing charged 2.6 percent less for their products, just as manufacturers of basic metal products. Prices of food, drinks and tobacco products were 0.4 percent down. Prices of electrical appliances (+3.4 percent) and leather products (+2.8 percent) rose quite substantially on the other hand.
Index selling prices
Prices of manufactured products were virtually at the same level in September 2013 as in August 2013. Prices of products traded on the domestic market fell by 0.3 percent, whereas prices of products traded on foreign markets rose by 0.2 percent.
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