Producer and Import Price Index in April 2020 Producer and Import Price Index fell by 1.3% in April 2020
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14.05.2020 - The Producer and Import Price Index fell in April 2020 by 1.3% compared with the previous month, reaching 98.1 points (December 2015 = 100). The decline is due in particular to lower prices for petroleum products, petroleum and natural gas. Compared with April 2019, the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products fell by 4.0%. These are the results of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
In particular, lower prices for petroleum products and scrap were responsible for the decrease in the Producer Price Index compared with the previous month. Irradiation, electromedical and electrotherapeutic equipment, non-ferrous metal products, general-purpose machinery and raw milk were also cheaper.
The Import Price Index registered lower prices compared with March 2020, particularly for petroleum products, petroleum and natural gas as well as non-ferrous metals and products made therefrom. Price decreases were also seen for machinery, electrical equipment, metal products, pharmaceutical preparations, furniture as well as medical and dental instruments and supplies.
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