INDUSTRY : EU PRODUCER PRICE INDEX UP SLIGHTLY.

In November 2010, compared with October 2010, the industrial producer price index rose by 0.3% in the eurozone and by 0.5% in the EU27. In October 2010, prices increased by 0.4% and 0.5%, respectively, indicated Eurostat, on 5 January. Over one month, prices in total industry excluding the energy sector increased by 0.2% in the EU27. Prices in the energy sector rose by 1.3%. Both intermediate goods and non-durable consumer goods increased by 0.3%. Durable consumer goods gained 0.1%. Capital goods fell by 0.1%.

The highest increases in the total index were recorded in Ireland and Greece (both +1.3%), Bulgaria, Hungary and the United Kingdom (all +1.1%). The only decrease was observed in Cyprus (-0.7%), while prices remained stable in Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia.

Over one year, in November 2010, compared with November 2009, industrial...

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