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Published: 17 June 2005

Producer price indices in May 2005

According to Statistics Finland, producer price indices rose by 0.4 to 4.8 per cent in the year to May. The biggest increase was recorded in import prices, which was particularly attributable to higher prices of crude oil, basic chemicals, oil products, and iron, steel and ferro-alloys. The rise of import prices was curbed by lower prices of electrical products and pharmaceutical preparations.

From April to May producer price indices fell by 0.1 to 0.4 per cent. Import price index declined most, by 0.4 per cent. The fall of import prices was especially due to lower prices of crude oil and basic chemicals.

Month-on-month and year-on-year changes in Producer Price Indices in May 2005

Point figure
04/2005 - 05/2005
05/2004 - 05/2005
Producer price index for manufactured products, total 94.3 -0.1 1.0
Export price index 88.0 -0.1 0.4
Import price index 101.6 -0.4 4.8
Basic price index for domestic supply 102.6 -0.1 2.8
Wholesale price index 100.5 -0.2 2.3

Source: Producer Price Indices 2005, May. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 17.6.2005

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Producer price indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-3695. May 2005. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 3.6.2023].
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