The Producer and Import Price Index rose in August 2021 by 0.7 % compared with the previous month, reaching 103.9 points (December 2020 = 100). Chemical products and pharmaceutical products in particular saw higher prices. Compared with August 2020, the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products rose by 4.4 %. These are the results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
In particular, higher prices for pharmaceutical products and for chemical products were responsible for the increase in the producer price index compared with the previous month. Basic metals and semi-finished metal products, products of sawmilling and planing, rubber and plastic products as well as fresh vegetables also became more expensive. In contrast, falling prices were seen for scrap and pork.