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Published: 17 March 2006

Producer price indices in February 2006

Producer prices for manufactured products rose by 3.5 per cent, export prices by 3.1 per cent and import prices by 9.1 per cent in the year to February. Basic price index for domestic supply went up by 5.3 per cent in the year. The year-on-year change in wholesale price index was also 5.3 per cent.

The rise of producer prices for manufactured products was mostly attributable to higher prices of oil products, copper, electricity and pulp from last year's February. The rise was curbed by lower prices of electrical products.

From January to February producer prices for manufactured products increased by 0.6 per cent, the rise being mainly due to higher prices of electricity and copper. The rise of prices was restrained by lower prices of oil products from January.

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

Point figure
Change %
01/2006 - 02/2006
Change %
02/2005 - 02/2006
Producer price index for manufactured products, total 97.0 0.6 3.5
Export price index 90.0 0.3 3.1
Import price index 108.6 0.0 9.1
Basic price index for domestic supply 106.8 0.4 5.3
Wholesale price index 104.8 0.4 5.3

Source: Producer Price Indices 2006, February. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 17.3.2006

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Producer price indices [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-3695. February 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.7.2024].
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