The euro area (EA13) industrial producer price index rose by 0.1% in January 2007 compared to December 2006, while EU271 prices remained unchanged. In December 20063 prices remained unchanged in both the euro area and the EU27.
In January 2007 compared to January 2006, industrial producer prices rose by 2.9% in the euro area and by 2.4% in the EU27. These figures come from Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities.
In January 2007, compared to the previous month, prices in total industry excluding the energy sector rose by 0.4% in both the euro area and the EU27. Prices in the energy sector fell by 1.0% and 1.5% respectively. Durable consumer goods gained 0.7% in the euro area and 0.6% in the EU27. Intermediate goods rose by 0.6% and 0.5% respectively. In both zones, capital goods increased by 0.5% and non-durable consumer goods by 0.2%.
Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases were registered in Lithuania (+2.2%), Portugal (+1.6%) and the Czech Republic (+1.1%). The largest decreases were recorded in Denmark (-2.4%), the United Kingdom (-1.0%) and Bulgaria (-0.8%). Prices in Belgium and Germany remained unchanged.
In January 2007, compared to January 2006, and excluding the energy sector, industrial prices increased by 3.4% in the euro area and by 3.5% in the EU27. Prices in the energy sector gained 1.2% in the euro area, but fell by 0.7% in the EU27. In both zones, intermediate goods rose by 6.0% and both capital goods and durable consumer goods by 1.9%. Non-durable consumer goods increased by 1.4% in the euro area and by 1.8% in the EU27.
Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases were observed in Luxembourg (+10.1%), Hungary (+8.6%) and Bulgaria (+7.7%). The only decreases were registered in Denmark (-1.8%) and the United Kingdom (-0.9%).