Published: 17 May 2010
According to Statistics Finland, producer prices for manufactured products rose by 3.6 per cent, export prices by 3.0 per cent and import prices by 6.7 per cent from April 2009 to April 2010. The basic price index for domestic supply went up by 4.0 per cent in the year. The year-on-year change in the wholesale price index was 4.1 per cent.
The rise in the producer prices for manufactured products was caused by increases in the prices of, for instance, oil products, copper and pulp from the previous year's April. The rise was curbed by falls in the prices of metals and electronic products.
From March to April, producer prices for manufactured goods went up by 0.5 per cent. The rise in the prices was particularly due to increases in the prices of oil products and metals. The rise in the prices was curbed by falls in the price of electricity.
Month-on-month and year-on-year changes in Producer Price Indices in April 2010
3/2010 - 4/2010
4/2009 - 4/2010
|Producer price index for manufactured products, total||106.8||0.5||3.6|
|Export price index||96.9||0.6||3.0|
|Import price index||109.2||1.4||6.7|
|Basic price index for domestic supply||113.1||0.7||4.0|
|Wholesale price index||111.5||0.8||4.1|
Source: Producer Price Indices 2010, April. Statistics Finland
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