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The eurozone industrial producer price index remained unchanged in November 2006 compared to October 2006, while EU25 prices increased by 0.2%. In October, prices remained unchanged in the euro area and gained 0.3% in the EU25. In November 2006 compared to November 2005, industrial producer prices rose by 3.7% in the EU25, according to figures published by Eurostat on 5 January.

In November 2006, compared to the previous month, prices in total industry excluding the energy sector rose by 0.1%. Prices in the energy sector increased by 0.4%. Intermediate goods gained 0.2%. Capital goods remained stable as did durable and non durable consumer goods.

Among member states for which data are available, the highest increases were registered in the United Kingdom (+1.2%), Slovakia (+0.4%) and Finland (+0.3%). The largest decreases were recorded in Denmark (-2.0%), Greece and...

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