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Published: 17 February 2006

Producer price indices in January 2006

According to Statistics Finland, producer price indices rose by 3.4 to 10.3 per cent in the year to January. The biggest increase was recorded in import prices, which was particularly attributable to higher prices of crude oil, oil products, copper and zinc. The rise of import prices was curbed by lower prices of electrical products.

From December to January producer price indices increased by 0.4 to 1.9 per cent. The import price index rose by 1.9 per cent. The rise was mainly due to higher prices of crude oil, copper, zinc and basic chemicals.

Month-on-month and year-on-year changes in Producer Price Indices in January 2006

Point figure
Change %
12/2005 - 01/2006
Change %
01/2005 - 01/2006
Producer price index for manufactured products, total 96.5 0.4 3.5
Export price index 89.8 0.4 3.4
Import price index 108.5 1.9 10.3
Basic price index for domestic supply 106.4 0.9 5.6
Wholesale price index 104.4 1.0 5.6

Source: Producer Price Indices 2006, January. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 17.2.2006

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Producer price indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-3695. January 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.11.2023].
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