Selling prices of the Dutch manufacturing industry were 3.4 percent lower in October 2013 than in October 2012. Prices fell for the fourth consecutive month. This is predominantly due to lower prices for petroleum derivatives and chemical products.
In October, prices for petroleum derivatives were 10.9 percent lower. Prices of chemical products were down by 5.3 percent. Prices in the sector printing and publishing and prices of basic metal products were down by 2.7 and 2.2 percent respectively from October 2012. Prices of food, drinks and tobacco products were on average 1.4 percent lower. Prices of leather products and electrical appliances, on the other hand, rose quite substantially by 4.2 and 3.1 percent respectively.
Selling prices of manufactured products were 1.0 percent down in October 2013 from September 2013. Prices on the domestic market and the foreign market dropped at the same rate.
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