Press release 147 / 2012-04-27: Import prices in March 2012: +3.1% on March 2011
WIESBADEN – The index of import prices rose by 3.1% in March 2012 compared to the corresponding month of the preceding year, as reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). In February 2012 the annual rate of change was +3.5%, in January 2012 it was +3.7%. From February 2012 to March 2012 the index rose by 0.7%.
The index of import prices, excluding crude oil and mineral oil products, was 1.4% above the level of a year earlier (no change compared to February 2012).
The index of export prices increased by 1.9% in March 2012 compared to the corresponding month of the preceding year. In February 2012 and in January 2012 the annual rate of change was +2.0% and + 2.1%, respectively. From February 2012 to March 2012 the index rose by 0.2%.
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