The euro area industrial producer price index rose by 0.2% in June 2006 compared with the previous month, and EU25 prices increased by 0.1%. In May prices increased by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.1% in the EU25.
In June 2006 compared to June 2005, industrial producer prices gained 5.8% in the euro area and 6.4% in the EU25.
These figures come from Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities.
In June 2006, compared to the previous month, prices in total industry excluding the energy sector increased by 0.2% in both the euro area and the EU25. Prices in the energy sector rose by 0.2% in the euro area, but fell by 0.4% in the EU25. Intermediate goods rose by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU25. In both zones,
non-durable consumer goods increased by 0.3% and capital goods by 0.1%, while durable consumer goods decreased by 0.1%.
Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases were registered in Denmark (+2.2%), Lithuania (+1.1%), Luxembourg and Hungary (both +0.8%). The only decrease was recorded in the United Kingdom (-0.9%), while prices in Greece and Spain remained unchanged.
In June 2006, compared to June 2005, and excluding the energy sector, industrial prices increased by 3.0% in both the euro area and the EU25. Prices in the energy sector rose by 15.7% and 17.6% respectively. In both zones, intermediate goods gained 5.2%. Non-durable consumer goods increased by 1.9% in the euro area and by 1.8% in the EU25. Durable consumer goods rose by 1.6% and 1.5% respectively. Capital goods gained 1.2% in the euro area and 1.3% in the EU25.
Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases were observed in Luxembourg (+14.0%), the United Kingdom (+9.7%), the Netherlands (+9.4%) and Slovakia (+9.1%), and the lowest in the Czech Republic (+1.9%), Ireland (+2.0%) and Slovenia (+2.7%).