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Published: 17 April 2008

Producer prices for services went up in January-March

According to Statistics Finland, producer prices for services went up by 4.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2008 from the corresponding quarter of the year before. The rise in the prices was mostly due to increases in the prices of goods transport by road, technical consultancy and business and management consulting from the corresponding quarter of the previous year.

From the previous quarter, producer prices for services rose by 2.2 per cent. This was mainly due to higher prices of goods transport by road and technical consultancy.

Producer price index for services 2005=100, 1st quarter 2008

Industry Point figure Quarterly change, % Year-on-year change, %
Producer price index for services 2005=100 109.5 2.2 4.8
Hotels and restaurants 107.5 0.0 1.7
Transport, warehousing and telecommunications 109.9 2.6 5.7
Real estate, renting and research services, business services 110.2 2.3 4.8
Other community, social and personal service activities 100.3 –0.4 –0.1

Producer price index for services measures the price development of services produced by enterprises.


Source: Producer Price Index for Services 2008, 1st quarter. Statistics Finland

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Updated 17.04.2008

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Producer price indices for services [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-3940. 1st quarter 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.4.2024].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/pthi/2008/01/pthi_2008_01_2008-04-17_tie_001_en.html