May 2021 compared with April 2021 Industrial producer prices up by 1.3 % in the Euro Area, and by 1.4 % in the EU

Up by 9.6 % in both the Euro Area and the EU compared with May 2020.

Monthly comparison by main industrial grouping and by Member State

Industrial producer prices in the Euro Area in May 2021, compared with April 2021, increased by 2.1% in the energy sector, by 1.8 % for intermediate goods, by 0.4 % for capital goods and by 0.3 % for durable consumer goods and for non-durable consumer goods. Prices in total industry excluding energy increased by 0.9 %.

Industrial producer prices in the euro area in May 2021, compared with May 2020, increased by 25.1 % in the energy sector, by 9.2 % for intermediate goods, by 2.0 % for durable consumer goods, by 1.9 % for non-durable consumer goods and by 1.8 % for capital goods. Prices in total industry excluding energy increased by 4.9 %.

In the EU, industrial producer prices increased by 24.8 % in the energy sector, by 9.4 % for intermediate goods, by 2.3 % for durable consumer goods, by 2.0 % for non-durable consumer goods and by 1.8 % for capital goods. Prices in total industry excluding energy increased by 5.0 %.

The industrial producer prices increased in all Member States, with the highest increases being registered in Ireland (+45.1 %), Belgium (+20.1 %) and Denmark (+17.2 %).

Geographical Information

The euro area (EA19) includes Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Finland.

The European Union (EU27) includes Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Sweden.

Methods and definitions

The index of producer prices shows (in the national currency of the country concerned) changes in the ex-works sale prices of all products sold on the domestic market, excluding imports. Euro area and EU indices refer to overall weighted price changes. The figures are not calendar day or seasonally adjusted.

Total industry covers NACE rev.2 sections B to D + E36.

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